well we have lcds. no more crts.
I do run maintainance on systems with the screen off, I have a laptop here so I 
obviously can't.
however in some cases the system will not boot if a screen is off or there is 
no mouse.
thankfully that is not often.
At 03:27 a.m. 21/09/2009, you wrote:
>Hi Nicol,
>I think you did well confronting the problem instead of sneaking around to do 
>it. Privacy is important, but having to sneak around is not privacy, it is 
>their control on you. You confronted them with the facts, you made them 
>understand that you are going to do this, and they backed down. Now you are no 
>longer doing something sneaky, and having to  find ways to get around these 
>people. You got my respect and I'm proud of you for handling the situation 
>straight up.
>al
>
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Nicol" <nicoljaco...@telkomsa.net>
>To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
>Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2009 6:29 AM
>Subject: Re: [Audyssey] good news: shades of doom
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>>The reason why I  cannot turn off my monitor if I play a game like sarah.
>>The people that share the flat with me will get suspicious if my screen is
>>off  if for example the lady enters my room to check my clothes etc.
>>She will ask me why my screen is off.
>>]she will suspect something.
>>Robert Montowski wrote:
>>>Hello there,
>>>I came into this thread a bit late...so I had to go back and read alot
>>>of old messages to get the feel for what is going on here.
>>>My experience to some of what is being discussed goes like this:
>>>I used to live with a girlfriend in my house.
>>>I also played shades of doom.
>>>she is a born again christian as am I.
>>>she was a bit miffed I was playing this shooting game.
>>>here is how I settled the matter.
>>>As I am totally blind..I turned my monitor off.
>>>even if she walks by my open door, she will not know what I am doing.
>>>as many of these games are very specific about what direction a sound
>>>comes at you from, I got a very nice pair of headphones to wear when I
>>>play any game.
>>>so once again, even when she is standing in my room talking to me..she
>>>has no idea what I am doing unless I have the volume on the head
>>>phones turned way up high.
>>>I consider this leveling the playfield.
>>>when she is on her computer I have no idea what she is doing as she
>>>turns her speakers off.
>>>I can't see or hear what she is doing and she can't see or hear what I
>>>am doing.
>>>No problem here...grin.
>>>religion and computer games can co-exist.
>>>Robert
>>
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