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So. - Why is it that computer screens are called 'MONITORS' again???

 
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So. - Why is it that computer screens are called 'MONITORS' again???
Just askin'...
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"a device or arrangement for observing, detecting, or recording the operation of a machine or system, especially an automatic control system."
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Digital TV Transition (Patent) - TV Screen is the Camera Part 2


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Re: So. - Why is it that computer screens are called 'MONITORS' again???
You could call it the "thingy" that you view?
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omg you're right... it never clicked with me before I read this thread... and my monitor has a built-in webcam...who the fuck is watching??? burnitdamned
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omg you're right... it never clicked with me before I read this thread... and my monitor has a built-in webcam...who the fuck is watching??? burnitdamned
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That was some pretty nasty stuff you were doing the other night..
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omg you're right... it never clicked with me before I read this thread... and my monitor has a built-in webcam...who the fuck is watching??? burnitdamned
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That was some pretty nasty stuff you were doing the other night..
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Interesting!
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omg you're right... it never clicked with me before I read this thread... and my monitor has a built-in webcam...who the fuck is watching??? burnitdamned
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LOL its called black electrical tape .
GET SOME
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Re: So. - Why is it that computer screens are called 'MONITORS' again???
Why are some lizards called "monitors"?


OMG OUR REPTILIAN OVERLORDS
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Maybe considering that your monitoring the effects of any activity or cause you constructed with the system unit. thwak
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So. - Why is it that computer screens are called 'MONITORS' again???

Just askin'...
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and just what is the word that's used in reference to both TV's and Computers?

PROGRAMMING!?!
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never go full retard.
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agent "We're monitoring the situation."
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agent "We're monitoring your PROGRAMMING."
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Fixed that for ya!
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Why are some lizards called "monitors"?


OMG OUR REPTILIAN OVERLORDS
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:stumpy:
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Why are some lizards called "monitors"?


OMG OUR REPTILIAN OVERLORDS
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:stumpy:
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that's not a monitor, this is a monitor!

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To monitor what the computer is doing
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To monitor what the computer is doing
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...or IS it????
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To monitor what the computer is doing
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bump
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Re: So. - Why is it that computer screens are called 'MONITORS' again???
I think the better question is why are monitors called computer screens!
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Re: So. - Why is it that computer screens are called 'MONITORS' again???
Hard to believe the morans around here could get any dumber, but here we are.
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Hard to believe the morans around here could get any dumber, but here we are.
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"speak for yourself" springs to mind....
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Once we are hooked into the matrix through our computers, they will be used to monitor us. Any sudden sign of waking, you will be given an instant shot of permadeath or new software update uploaded to your brain
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Hard to believe the morans around here could get any dumber, but here we are.
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Wtf is a moran? Usually people who call others idiots or what not are themselves what they're calling the other person!
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Just askin'...
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keepn' u on ur toes......
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Re: So. - Why is it that computer screens are called 'MONITORS' again???
Its true my uncle said so!
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