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Hardest Error Ever - Dirty Screen

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:08 am
by Tyler

Re: Hardest Error Ever - Dirty Screen

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:15 am
by Ryan Norton
Tyler wrote:Can you spot the error?

http://www.mycustomcd.com/images/hardestError.jpg
That's nasty!

Unrelated most like, but some compilers won't allow declarations like long style; within a case without begin gaurded by {}

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:17 am
by Ryan Norton
Ahh I spotted it....



its a period just a few spaces past the arrow.

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:21 am
by Tyler
Ryan Norton wrote:Ahh I spotted it....



its a period just a few spaces past the arrow.
lol. you got it! I wonder if I hadn't put "Dirty Screen" in the title would you have still found it so quickly? That one hung me up for three hours!! :cry:

Nasty was right.

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:23 am
by Ryan Norton
Tyler wrote:
Ryan Norton wrote:Ahh I spotted it....



its a period just a few spaces past the arrow.
lol. you got it! I wonder if I hadn't put "Dirty Screen" in the title would you have still found it so quickly? That one hung me up for three hours!! :cry:

Nasty was right.
Dirty screen actually made it harder because I was thinking of something else, like one of those commas in the string of wxSize declarations was a period. That can be really nasty...

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:34 am
by Tyler
Ryan Norton wrote: Dirty screen actually made it harder because I was thinking of something else, like one of those commas in the string of wxSize declarations was a period. That can be really nasty...
ouch, yea most definitely. well good-eye then!

-Tyler

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:13 am
by Jorg
Hahaha I have dead pixels on my laptop and spot all dots instantaneausly. So I must assume the . on the screen that moves along with the pic is actually a punctuation sign that looks like a spec of dirt ? ;-) Or else I have a MOVING DEAD PIXEL! That would be horrid.... :lol:

- Jorgen

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:18 am
by lowjoel
my aging LCD is showing more and more dead pixels.... sigh might be time to change soon

but hey the bright side is that i might get a 17" display instead ;)

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:35 pm
by Tyler
Jorg wrote: Or else I have a MOVING DEAD PIXEL! That would be horrid.... :lol:
lol. that would be hilarious. you guys have a lot of dead pixels. I think I've had one over the course of my 3 lcds.

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:41 pm
by lowjoel
what brand u used for that?

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:45 pm
by Jorg
My LCD's are:

- Samsung 17"
- Dell 17"
- Samsung 15"

Well actually my brother took my 17" samsung. I hardly use the other LCD anyways.

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:56 pm
by Tyler
I used a 15" KDS (one dead pixel after 2 years)
17" Megavision (perfect - 4 years)
15" HP (perfect - 3 years)

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:55 am
by lowjoel
my mum got the good Samsung... that one had extrapolation :(

mines a 5 year old Acer display... around 10-20 dead pixels by this time :(

Lets do some math...
1024 * 768 = 786 432 pixels.
99.9% * 786 432 = 785 645.568 pixels (must be "alive")
786 432 - 785 645 = 787 pixels'

So.... before you can change your monitor... you need to have 787 pixels dead? or was it 99.99% for the industry standard? if so...

1024 * 768 = 786 432 pixels.
99.99% * 786 432 = 786 353.3568 pixels (must be "alive")
786 432 - 786 353 = 79 pixels

Thats more like it ;)

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:11 am
by Jorg
Here in the Netherlands, 3 dead pixels is enough to return it. There are manufacturers who guarantee 0 dead pixels or you can return it. Strangely most shops will not even let you preview the monitor before you buy it. It's like buying a piece of equipment which might work 99,9% but also 100% .. you just have to accept it.

Luckily my laptop has no dead pixels, at work I have something else called a piece of dust behind the TFT film .. it's more like 3 or 4 pixels are present on a very fuzzy spot.

- Jorgen

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:02 pm
by geon
My oooold Fujutsi lifebook (the sticker says "optimized for windows 95"!) has like 1 dead pixels and 2 half-dead. And it's amazingly sharp.

After I bought it in 2001, I used it in my 3 yars at university. The most stable PC I've had so far...