Dell 30″ monitor down to $1279; the perfect swim goggles

The exciting life of a helicopter instructor on a rainy/windy day… Captioning and converting camera RAW images on my Dell 30″ monitor, which remarkably is now selling for $1279 (link) and then hitting the MIT pool (subject of an earlier blog posting due to the lack of soap in the showers). I’ve always had trouble with swim goggles leaking, but for about a year I’ve been using a pair from, which are even available with corrective lenses for the nearsighted (up to 9 diopters), and they are almost perfectly watertight. Only have to swim 5 miles a day to lose enough weight to instruct in the R22…

7 thoughts on “Dell 30″ monitor down to $1279; the perfect swim goggles

  1. I used to swim between 5 and 10,000 yards per day on our multi year state champion high school swim team. (I was not nearly that good!) All of the top swimmers – including some Olympians – always used these:

    I just broke my last pair that I originally purchased in the late 80’s. I highly recommend them.

  2. Wow, 5 miles a day. I just swum once about 2 kilometers and that was pretty hard, although I ain’t in a bad shape.

    However, the monitor looks perfect to me, i just have to save some money and then i’m going to buy one of that league too. Wish me luck 😛

  3. The part you forgot to mention is that you need a graphics card that may cost more than the monitor!

  4. Wow that monitor looks great. I bought the 24″ 2407 for about $810 shipped and was just thinking if the 3007 is $1,279 + shipping then by X-mas with deals ( I would be that the 30″ 3007 will be in the $1000 category.

  5. I used to be a pretty serious competitive swimmer, too. I always hated the “Swedish” goggles, but certainly knew a lot of people that swear by them. The theory was that without anything flexible, it was your flesh that provided the seal. I suspect this is the kind of thing that works perfectly for some people and is unalloyed misery for others. I personally have used the basic speedo “sprint” goggle for the better part of 20 years. It’s true, the foam eventually breaks down and sometimes leaks, but it’s not too bad, and often the seal is perfect and comfortable. I like the fact that they’re low profile and I’m not going to have them pull off when I push off the end. (meaning I can keep the strap pulled less snugly)
    For the losing weight to be an instructor in the R22 here’s an everybody-wins solution to the vexing problem:
    1. Recruit female flight students in the 90-110 lbs. range.
    2. Explain to these women that lightweight female helicopter pilots have excellent job prospects, as they’ll likely be extremely popular with the rich middle-aged men that generally take up recreational helicopter flying, and they’ll do well with other employers as well.
    3. Wealthy middle-aged men, petite women with a sense of adventure, expensive hardware, lots of gasoline, it’ll be a perpetual-motion machine!

  6. How long does it take you to swim five miles? (By the way, eating less food also works.)

    Swimming goggles don’t “leak.” You just aren’t wearing the right kind for your face. Every goggle design only fits a subset of the population and you need to find the ones that fit you. The test is to press them on your face lightly without using the straps, and if they stay on indefinitely, they fit you. The View line works best for my face.

    There are some goofy types of googles with thick foam gaskets that will fit almost anyone, however.

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