Did you try spitting on your fingers?


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    I have a Dell U2711 monitor, and on the first day of configuring it I somehow managed to lock the on-screen display (OSD). I struggled to get it unlocked for a while, using the official instructions, but to no avail. Specifically, they said to hold the 4th and 5th capacitive buttons on the monitor for fifteen seconds to unlock the display. I tried this a gazillion times, and nothing. Oh well, the settings were already just about perfect anyway, so I leave it alone and mostly forget about the problem.

    Today at work I am setting up my new upgraded workstation. It has a DisplayPort port, I figure I can finally eliminate that analog flicker. Except my OSD is still locked. I repeat the process I tried a year ago, with Googling leading me to the same thread of people with the same problem. I try the two-button trick a few more times, nothing.

    I scroll way down in the thread, and someone mentions that their fingers would dry out in the 15 second interval holding the buttons down, and that by applying a bit of spittle to his fingertips first he managed to get the buttons to register for the full fifteen seconds.

    So I try it, after 20 or so unsuccessful attempts with dry fingers... ...and it fucking worked.

    (Edit: the fun thing is a few other dry-fingers in the thread ended up getting warranty replacements from Dell)



  • @joe.edwards said:

    Dell U2711

    Isn't that monitor fucking awesome?


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    @morbiuswilters said:

    @joe.edwards said:
    Dell U2711

    Isn't that monitor fucking awesome?


    Indubitably.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @joe.edwards said:
    Dell U2711

    Isn't that monitor fucking awesome?


    If flecked with spittle.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @joe.edwards said:
    Dell U2711

    Isn't that monitor fucking awesome?

    Yeah, someone buy me one.

    BTW, when did Dell because the go-to for quality monitors? It seems to have happened overnight, and it's the company I'd basically LEAST expect. Crazy.



  • That's... a really nice monitor (and expensive!).



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @joe.edwards said:
    Dell U2711

    Isn't that monitor fucking awesome?

    Is it actually, or are you guys being sarcastic? (Never happen here, I know.) I'm thinking about buying a new monitor.



  • The Dell U-series ("Ultra-Sharp") are about the best monitors you can buy at the moment. The U2711 is about the best in the U-series.



  • @spacecadet said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    @joe.edwards said:
    Dell U2711

    Isn't that monitor fucking awesome?

    Is it actually, or are you guys being sarcastic? (Never happen here, I know.) I'm thinking about buying a new monitor.

    I am being sincere. Had one for a few years now. 27-inch, 2560x1440. I went with it because it had high pixel density (relative to other large monitors.. who wants 1080p on a 30" screen?? everything would be huuuge)..

    Also, the colors will blow your fucking mind. It's probably the most gorgeous screen I've ever looked at. Maybe not as sharp as a Retina display, but with a much better profile. In fact, after using it for awhile, I was surprised to find out how much worse colors looked on other monitors. I'd design some UI and it would glisten on my monitor, then I'd look at somebody else's and it would be like "Oh, it's just green and gray. Huh. Looks pretty boring here."

    For $1000, I consider it a steal. I mean, what do we use more than our computers?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    I mean, what do we use more than our computers?

    What else do you have to spit on to get it working?



  • @mikeTheLiar said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    I mean, what do we use more than our computers?

    What else do you have to spit on to get it working?

    *insert your own masturbation joke here*



  • @mikeTheLiar said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    I mean, what do we use more than our computers?

    What else do you have to spit on to get it working?

    Mexican hookers on cinco de mayo (or so I heard)



  •  I have "cheap" monitors and while they aren't the best evar! They have a decent colour, constrast that is much better than the monitors at work.

     The monitors I use at work are so bad (HP models) that I can't match the color by eye using the Windows tools.

     I dunno whether it is the colour gamut or not but it just sucks big time.



  • @lucas said:

     I have "cheap" monitors and while they aren't the best evar! They have a decent colour, constrast that is much better than the monitors at work.

     The monitors I use at work are so bad (HP models) that I can't match the color by eye using the Windows tools.

     I dunno whether it is the colour gamut or not but it just sucks big time.

    What sucks is your spelling of colors, but only 66% of the time. Also it's probably a Spanish thing but in the civilized world the exclamation mark is a full stop not just something you throw in there to make it pretty.



    At least your name is no stinkin Twl code (I checked).



  • @Ronald said:

    Also it's probably a Spanish thing but in the civilized world...

    STALKER ALERT!

    Oh, and he's British, but living in Spain.



  • @Ronald said:

    What sucks is your spelling of colors, but only 66% of the time.

    Aaaaand cue the Brits vs 'Muricans war on spelling once again.



  • @Maciejasjmj said:

    @Ronald said:
    What sucks is your spelling of colors, but only 66% of the time.

    Aaaaand cue the Brits vs 'Muricans war on spelling once again.

    HE STARTED IT BY NOT WRITING THE STINKIN U IN 1/3 OF THE TIME HE WROTE COLOURS otherwise I would just have made the snide comment about the exclamation mark.



  • @Macijasjmj said:

    Filed under: someday they'll nuke themselves over whether you should say "gas" or "petrol"

    It's "benzin", asshole.


    Also, is your username an actual Polish name, or did you just have a stroke while typing it in, but decided to roll with it?



  • @Ronald said:

    HE STARTED IT BY NOT WRITING THE STINKIN U IN 1/3 OF THE TIME HE WROTE COLOURS otherwise I would just have made the snide comment about the exclamation mark.

    Your sig makes me sad. 😨 😨 😨

    Can you maybe photoshop it so they're standing on a child that's been run over, instead of a cute squirrel?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    It's "benzin", asshole.

    It's "paliwo", asshole.

    Also, is your username an actual Polish name, or did you just have a stroke while typing it in, but decided to roll with it?

    "Maciej" is an actual Polish name. "asjmj" is me hitting the keyboard because all the logins on some site years ago were taken.


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