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Old June 29th, 2012, 11:56 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Old June 29th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Old June 29th, 2012, 01:43 PM   #33 (permalink)
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@Fat Tails, what I really want to see is a picture of your bookcase(s)!!

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@Big Mike: But don't ask me why the largest book is a reprint of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles "History of Java" from 1817.

Also there are a few bad books that I should have hidden, but I decided not to rearrange any books for the picture.

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Old June 29th, 2012, 03:24 PM   #34 (permalink)
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@Big Mike: But don't ask me why the largest book is a reprint of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles "History of Java" from 1817.

Also there are a few bad books that I should have hidden, but I decided not to rearrange any books for the picture.

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Very nice Harry, but I think you have some more books somewhere!

Do you discard books that you dislike or do you keep them all?

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Old June 29th, 2012, 03:57 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Very nice Harry, but I think you have some more books somewhere!

Do you discard books that you dislike or do you keep them all?

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If I dislike a book it is transferred to the basement of my house. After some time the books may end up in a cardboard box. Once and then, the cardboard boxes are opened and a select choice of its contents is transferred to the garbage can.

Also I do not purchase many books nowadays, as I still have a pile of unread books. Although I have a Kindle, I have not yet purchased a single e-book covering subjects such as trading, mathematical finance or economics. I do not read these books in a linear fashion but jump back and forth, which I cannot do with an electronic book. The Kindle is well suited for reading novels, as you never look back when you read them.


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Old June 29th, 2012, 04:32 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Would never work for most people, due to the angle (lack thereof). Mine can be configured this way too, but is unusable sitting at a desk.

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What do you need the angle for? Depending on type of display The viewing angle should be no problem, also the distance between you and the monitors probably have quite an effect, the further the better I guess.

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What do you need the angle for? Depending on type of display The viewing angle should be no problem, also the distance between you and the monitors probably have quite an effect, the further the better I guess.

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So the top row monitors are titled down. Otherwise they are straight out and very uncomfortable to read.

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Old June 29th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #38 (permalink)
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The Kindle is well suited for reading novels, as you never look back when you read them.

Depends on how serious the novel is, and how seriously this "you" character reads it.

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Old June 29th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #39 (permalink)
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So the top row monitors are titled down. Otherwise they are straight out and very uncomfortable to read.

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Hm, I never had the wish to tilt my monitors down, always found it quite comfortable as is...

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Old June 29th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Hm, I never had the wish to tilt my monitors down, always found it quite comfortable as is...

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@vvhg, I tried no tilt and it was a little difficult to read but bearable. The biggest problem with no tilt for me is I use a lot of opacity so the colors on the top monitors were washed out. With LCD screens if you look at them directly no problem but once you start viewing them on an angle it can be a problem. I'm ok with gaps.

The other problem is HEAT. I'm not sure what you do for cooling, but anything over 4 monitors in warmer spring and summer the heat was unbearable even with central air so a separate HVAC air conditioner was required. I also have another PC with 2 monitors as well on the next desk, so that adds to heat. So 10 monitors and 2 PCs generates a huge amount of heat.

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