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Chthonic confesses: "Only last year did I discover why the lids of things in tubes have a recessed pointy bit built into them." Tell us about the facepalm moment when you realised you were doing something wrong.

(, Thu 15 Jul 2010, 13:23)
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I bought a nice new flat screen TV ready for the World Cup
The TV arrived and I unpacked it and set it up. Looked awesome! Went and got my laptop and connected it up to the telly, as I have a program on there which cycles through the different colours to test for dead pixels. I ran the program.

Blue screen - no dead pixels! yay!
Red screen - no dead pixels! yay!
Green screen - no dead pixels! yay!

Very happy bunny. Disconnected the laptop and settled down to enjoy a movie.

About 30 minutes later it suddenly dawned on me. My nice new 46" screen is a plasma, not an LCD...
(, Sat 17 Jul 2010, 17:18, 4 replies)
I don't get it so I guess that makes me a bit of a mong...
(, Sat 17 Jul 2010, 19:19, closed)
plasma screens don't have pixels...
... so checking for dead ones was a complete waste of time. Only LCD screens can have dead pixels.
(, Sat 17 Jul 2010, 23:14, closed)
Not strictly true.
They do have pixels and very rarely dead ones, it's just that it's far more common as part of the build process on an LCD.

Was worth checking anyway!
(, Sat 17 Jul 2010, 23:15, closed)
I get it
And would probably have done the same thing!
(, Sun 18 Jul 2010, 13:37, closed)

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