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4K vs OLED: and the winner is...

CADmonkey

Re: Here at Luddite Towers ...

my goodness I thought I was the only one.

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Motörheadphönes ears-in review

CADmonkey
Mushroom

I usually hate celebrity endorsed products, but....

want!

but where?

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Google rewrites dot-doc death note

CADmonkey
Paris Hilton

As private parts to the Gods are we....

...they play with us for their sport.

( Lord Melchet)

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Information is the UI in Windows 8, says design guru

CADmonkey
Flame

It's the windows operating system

not Sonic the fucking Hedgehog. I will animate my own pixels, thankyoueversomuch

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Emotional baggage

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Samsonite pro-dlx 142

Bought this at least 5 years ago and still looks almost new. It did cost $200 but I can travel with my gargantuan 17" Lenovo W700 and it's 1kg power brick.

http://shop.lenovo.com/ISS_Static/merchandising/US/PDFs/W700_Datasheet.pdf

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Facebook facepalm: US judge tosses out 'sponsored stories' deal

CADmonkey
Paris Hilton

Facewhat?

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'We asked firms if they were looking at Windows 8, most laughed'

CADmonkey
FAIL

Re: Windows 8 Is Crap

Not forgetting odd-numbered World Wars.

Or motorways, come to think of it

Or even TESTICLES

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Dell uncloaks trio of muscular mobile workstations

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Re: Misunderstanding technology direction

Doesn't work that way with Autocad. Autocad doesn't distribute, therefore I'm needing one core per seat, as fast and responsive as can be delivered, with several hundred/thousand pounds worth of graphic card to show it all off. Thin client is JNGE.

The pretty-picture and sample files look good and in all probabilty work quite well in a 'cloudy' format. Just don't try loading up any real working files and then expect not to cry.

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Happy

Re: Nice i guess but

It also means I can go sit next to the Med for a few more weeks a year than if I just downed tools for a fortnight.

Gosh its a real problem keeping the blazing sun away from the screen. Where's the smug icon?

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CADmonkey

20% is within building tolerance

If performance translates to productivity, price premiums lose their sting.

The ability to play Portal with all bells & whistles is a total fringe benefit.

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Stuff the battery life - fingers crossed for a decent screen size

From the photos, they look like 16:10 format. Anything less than 17"@1900X1200 is not good enough on it's own for pro use. The extra 20% vertical pixels make a world of difference. Plugging in a secondary monitor as a minimum requirement just defeats the purpose.

And might I say, it's about time too!

I wish Lenovo were still in this market. I'd love to update my 3yr old W700. Still, 3Ghz+8gb ram+raid 0 remains quite useful on the move, and nothing looks better to walk into a meeting with it, if only for the 'gosh thats a big one' double-entendre opportunities.

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Darth Vader is a pansy

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Happy

"Whitney Houston’s foghorn cover of Dolly Parton’s funeral-favourite I will always love you"

God bless you for that. I knew I couldn't be the only one.

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BIG BOOBS banished from Linux kernel

CADmonkey
Headmaster

Where will it end?

And what are they going to call Copper Nanotubes?

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CADmonkey
Paris Hilton

Type '69' into a calculator and turn it upside down...

It looks like a certain sexual act.

Down with this sort of thing!

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Intel accidentally outs 'Poulson' Itanium specs

CADmonkey
Pirate

@ Larry Crapbeans

His Name Was Robert Poulson

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Hacktivists lift emails, passwords from oil biz in support of Greenpeace

CADmonkey
Mushroom

NEVER...

....trust a hippy*!

That is all.

* possibly includes me

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Sleek new Macs violate fanbois' Retinas with display garbage

CADmonkey
Flame

"high-powered NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M"

lol

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IT pulls its job creation weight in June in the US

CADmonkey
Coat

"IT pulls its job creation weight in June in the US...

...or IT gets the hose."

(Sorry)

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Ten... alien invasions

CADmonkey
Unhappy

"what can beat War of the worlds: the album"

Sadly, 30-odd years can.

I listened to a bit of it the other day - it hasn't aged well. It's like the film Madagascar - it's all about that one song!

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William Shatner confirms Devon town actually prostitute free

CADmonkey
Headmaster

RE: Shatner version of 'Common People' is superb

It's not bad, but still messes up the timing on the line "..but she didn't..........understand" just like every other cover of that song. The forrins just always seem to miss the humour in that line, shame.

That said, Sir Shat woz aces on HIGNFY!

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Bloke with spanners attacks LOHAN's dodgy plumbing

CADmonkey
Coat

Rocketry isn't science

it's engineering

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Ten... Star Wars videogame classics

CADmonkey
Unhappy

C'mon, c'mon....it's working!

My biggest gripe about XP & Win 7 x64 is no more podracing for me. Could not get it to work, NMWID.

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OLED to take 0.02% of TV sales through 2014

CADmonkey
Unhappy

There's a big hole in my life

Where my 22" CRT monitors used to sit.

I like the space, but I do miss the resolution. And they used to keep the room warm.

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Clouds of Sushi?

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Coat

Re: It's a difficult one

That's not what I've been herring.

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Re: It's a difficult one

That's not what I've been herring.

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Battlefield Earth ruled worst film EVER

CADmonkey
Pint

Good guess

Saw it on the iPlayer a few weeks ago. It's gratest achievement was to give me an overriding desire to see the BBC version and i didn't rest until I had done so.

The film rushes through the whole story. The TV show lets it breathe and is hilarious as a result.

You'll need beer....

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Elgato Thunderbolt SSD

CADmonkey
FAIL

Re: Apples, Oranges, Pears & Lemons

"I suppose you buy your cables at BestBuy or something, right ? "

um....no they are generally supplied with the device. Especially when the device touts such a premium price tag.

Active cable? Sounds like a marketing decision more than a practical or useful one.

Do you enjoy being gouged? I guess so. As a Mac user you must be used to it. If this was a windows accessory it would be laughed out of the forum. 75%? GTFO

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The Beatles' Yellow Submarine set to sail in 4K by 2K

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You're either a troll...

...or you have no soul.

Either way it rhymes.

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Eddie Murphy heading for worst movie ever glory

CADmonkey
Unhappy

To loosely quote the man himself:

"Eddie are you worried that you're not funny anymore?"

"I stopped worrying about that about $80million ago"

Watch Delirious - there's a man trying to make a living. Funniest show 14yo me had ever seen

Watch Raw - there's a man who has made it - Meh

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Wacom Cintiq 24HD interactive pen display

CADmonkey
Trollface

pedantic draughtsmen?

who would have thought it?

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Ten... Valentine's Day gifts for him

CADmonkey
Mushroom

Thats why you buy two sets

cheapskate!

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LOL that's my birthday

is that you, darling?

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Life-size Portal gun to shoot onto shelves soon

CADmonkey
Happy

Does it come with a Potato accessory, or do we have to use our own?

speedy thing goes in, speedy thing comes out

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Fusion-io revenues flash upwards

CADmonkey
Facepalm

"not expensive enough" ????

Thanks for that. No, really. Thanks a lot.

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HP hawks huge 132in 'tablet'

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yes please

Can i get a smaller one, say A0, that can pivot to horizontal?

I've been waiting 15 years for one of these.

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Acorn King Moir: BBC Micros, Ataris and 'BS' marketing

CADmonkey
FAIL

"10 Hello World 20 goto 20"

let's not forget the bug hunts...

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Samsung shows 55in OLED über-TV

CADmonkey
Alien

Are we there yet? (Cheers, Doug!)

"A loud clatter of gunk music flooded through the Heart of Gold cabin as Zaphod searched the sub-etha radio wave bands for news of himself. The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive--you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program.

Zaphod waved a hand and the channel switched again."

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Winamp mends trio of old-school security holes

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sucks less balls than itunes

I've paid the $20 or whatever years and years ago and, apart from a few video codecs that it only pretends it knows what to do with, it has stood the test of time for me at least. Excellent media library, converts files, rips to FLAC & mp3, ipod support, etc. not to mention the most consistantly trippy plug-ins.

Cold boot windows, right click a folder in explorer, play in Winamp: >7k tunes load and play in seconds. Try that with itunes or WMP. It can even make a half-decent go at randomising a playlist instead of just the lame 'shuffle' play option. (all are lame IMO if you have 'too many' tunes)

PS: Anyone that installs anything by fast-clicking next next next deserves everything they get.

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2011's Best... Games

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Trollface

So...

...just wrong and wrong, then?

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Moviemakers on a quest for their real-time 3D Holy Grail

CADmonkey
Unhappy

"...a huge post-production house with a 65,000-square-foot HQ in Mumbai, India. "They have thousands of people there, mapping out objects and projecting them onto models converting 2D to 3D."

<sarcasm> And I'm sure they have licensed copies of every piece of software in use.

Plenty of CAD warehouses in Asia have 'hundreds' of CADmonkeys on tap. "need more? no problem!" At only £3000-£5000 a seat. Where did all my work go?

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Eleven - if you will - rocktastic music movies

CADmonkey
FAIL

Where in the name of rock and roll is Dig?

The Brian Jonestown Massacre - like spinal tap meets the f-f-freak brothers, but for real.

I'm serious, and so is Anton.

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Robot cop tackles mystery tinfoil poo-bomb bandit

CADmonkey
Coat

hey

shit happens

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Ten... mono laser printers

CADmonkey

Ah - the paper free office,,,,

When an ipad can display an A0 (16 x A4) page at 1:1, and survive 6 months at the sharp end of a building site, I'll buy one. Probably 2, as the first one would get nicked as soon as your back was turned. Until then, paper and blu-tac get the job done.

Paper isn't broken, and has yet to completely replace vellum.

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ARM specs out first 64-bit RISC chips

CADmonkey
Paris Hilton

tl/dr

will it make my autocads faster?

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Virtual cloud monkeys go bananas writing Shakespeare

CADmonkey
Paris Hilton

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(Paris, dv 898 m,.sa[ l,. 55nfcklc;w'wqertr!!!!)

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Rumor: HP giving Apotheker Das Boot

CADmonkey

Das Boot?

Isn't that German for "The boat"?

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