New task manager

rhkramer at rhkramer at
Tue Oct 26 17:09:19 BST 2021

On Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:41:34 AM René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> On Tuesday October 26 2021 08:19:36 rhkramer at wrote:
> Something specific to (certain) EU countries, where owners of appliances
> containing a TV tuner have to pay a few hundred bucks each year, which are
> used to finance the national TV stations. Given the overall quality of
> their offering and the fact they all run ads nowadays, I prefer to spend
> that money on other things. BTW, that is on top of what you'd pay for a
> cable subscription, or to your internet provider to pump their selection
> of channels through your modem. (Rant: more and more just include that
> cost in your internet subscription, whether to subscribe to the TV feature
> and get the decoder, or not. Thieves...)

Ahh, thanks!
> >I use a 1080p 32" TV as my computer monitor (192-x1080).  Cost me about
> >$150 about 7 years ago (iirc).
> I have a 22" (or so) 1080p B&Q monitor which cast me about the same a few
> years (<7) ago, and it's a matte, high-frequency screen too. Not so
> certain you'd find those features in budget big screen TVs?

I'd have to check on the frequency (not up to it this morning / afternoon), 
but I think I get a refresh rate of 60 Hz. at the 1920x1080 resolution  -- ahh 
wait, easier than I thought (displayed when I switch to and then back from a 
VT (e.g, <ctrl><alt><F1> bacj to ... <F7>)

I intentionally looked for matte screens at that time (this is matte) and I 
didn't have much trouble finding them among the least expensive TVs I looked 

> >that we can't get the gist of some other way (e.g., youtube).)
> The gist or slightly more of a whiff, right? O:-)


Have a good day!

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