* Posts by CADmonkey

313 posts • joined 13 Aug 2009

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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

CADmonkey
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

qf,] r3h kkkke667 7uuu

ebkl=,rst32342b ,./flying spaghetti monstur sdfjfjcjvv adf54k,6nlp

(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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US survey: 1 in 5 telecommuters work an hour or less a day

CADmonkey

but i don't wear pyjamas

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EU recording copyright extension 'will cost €1bn'

CADmonkey

Baby Boomers:1......Their children & grandchildren:0

Story of my life.....

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Boundaries Commission slammed over mega map dump

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"...do me the courtesy of providing it to me in a form in which I can make use of it."

Such as?

Also, one file showing the entire country with enough detail to be useful is likely to be unreasonably large and not play nice on something like an iPad.

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Apple's new Lion beta bakes in iCloud

CADmonkey
Flame

Re: "...were it say Microsoft, users ....would scream blue murder."

That's b/c Windows and the work produced on that platform is more important and relevant to more businesses & users

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British warming to NUKES after Fukushima meltdown

CADmonkey
WTF?

"Chicken Little moment"

WTFITSTM?

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Sky wins TV riot battle

CADmonkey
Flame

Re: Envy

Who are you? His mother?

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CADmonkey
FAIL

What BBC were you watching?

I was up till the wee small hours last night listening to a constant stream of harrowing live reports from Clapham, Ealing, Croydon, etc. on the BBC.

I'm out of the country, reliant on a crappy 3G dongle for my access. Sky is not an option b/c of all the bandwidth-hogging ads.

BTW, where the fuck were you? It's not as if there's no IT angle on this (Blackberry, google maps etc.) but all you seem able to do is suck up to News Corp's agenda......from a VERY safe distance, I might add.

And I agree with the critisism of Mark Stone - getting beaten up for the sake of a news story is not original (Cook Report) , but it is doubtless lucrative.

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It's official: Journos are dumb as a bag of IE users

CADmonkey
Flame

This item has proved one thing beyond a shadow of a doubt:

The majority of non-IE users are fucking snobs

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Phone-hack backlash BBC in embarrassing headline gaffes

CADmonkey
Headmaster

OOh! Me too! Me too a grammer nazi too!

Shirley, "they both have agenda to push." as "agenda" is already plural? (Thank you, yes minister)

At least it wasn't 'paninis'

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Asda offloads affordable Archos fondleslabs

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@ Gordon 10

At first I thought you were being a little harsh, but then 2 clicks from the article answered the first question, so fair comment.

The last question was plain bizarre. WTF is a 'shiny circle'? (I even did some legwork and came up empty)

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Sunday Times accused of blagging Gordon Brown's records

CADmonkey
Flame

Buying Sunday's NOTW

It was announced that all the money for that day was going to charity.

I was going to buy one, but then i thought "meh"

Flames, 'cos that's what I'd have done with it, and then refused to piss on it. Would have made a great photo.

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Nice try, Amazon: 'One-click' payment too obvious to patent

CADmonkey
FAIL

I did some Amazon shopping last night

I had to click more than once to checkout.

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Aussie retailer accuses UK shops of HDMI 'scam'

CADmonkey
Boffin

Mechanical transmission of audio, for all it's limitations...

...reaches places in me that digital music can only dream of

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CADmonkey
FAIL

£100? Pffft.....

This one is OVER THREE TIMES BETTER!!!!!!!!

http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=hdmi+cable&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=4343597787926671000&sa=X&ei=U5MRTs_sAY6o8QPZtNWkAQ&ved=0CJkBEPMCMAA

Or how about £430 for a network cable?

http://homeavdirect.co.uk/denon-ak-dl1-link-cable

In fairness I did spend £40 on my speaker cables, but that's for my vinyl. Analogue is worth it. Especially Pink Floyd.

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Scotland Yard still have no idea why their network fell over

CADmonkey
Coat

Speaking of power...

Have they tried turning it off, then turning it on again?

(Soz, been watching IT crowd..)

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The Network is the Problem: Barriers to cloud adoption

CADmonkey
Pint

kor fanx

if u tekky tipes hadnnt werked it owt id nevva av sussed it

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German chemical giant depending on biscuit-based security

CADmonkey
Coat

The Tin Hat Brigade proudly present...

...the iTin!

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Toshiba joins all-in-one PC fray

CADmonkey
Mushroom

Another copycat

I know what you mean! Two in one week.....MSI must be fuming!

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/desktops/351223/msi-wind-top-ae1900-wt

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US air passenger cuffed over low-flying pants

CADmonkey
Flame

@ John

I'm not anonymous and I'll see your 'stylee' as that of a fashion victim AND a twat.

The look I call "male muffin"....like half a female muffin, but sideways. Not flattering. Ask a lady, if you dare.

Do you also wear your baseball hat sideways?

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The KILLER MUTANT FUNGUS in YOUR DISHWASHER

CADmonkey
Joke

The KILLER MUTANT FUNGUS in YOUR DISHWASHER?

Are you talking about my mum?

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Apple iMac 27in

CADmonkey
FAIL

@ H4rm0ny

Wow indeed!! Amazing how cheap these things are once you leave out the minor items, such as the graphic card, keyboard, mouse and wifi card

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CADmonkey
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Not expensive

Out of curiosity I threw the major items (CPU, RAM, GPU, DVD, screen) into a Scan shopping basket and managed to spend £1225 in the process. For what you get, £1600 is not outrageous (the screen was almost £700)

And I don't even like Apple! If I could choose Windows 7 as an option, i might consider it.

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Rogue software consultant's vast stash of DIY explosives

CADmonkey
WTF?

"you're not the shoe bomber"

When is a terrorist not a terrorist?

When he's 'only' a poor misguided armed bank robber!

Pity the poor judge, bound by minimum sentencing requirements!

This is indicative of a country in denial.

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Patrick Byrne: 'See, I told you America's economy was busted'

CADmonkey
Headmaster

Fail fail

Failures to deliver, shirley?

Especially confusing if you don't highlight the phrase in some way. See Para.7

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Mac OS X Lion debuts in July as $29.99 upgrade

CADmonkey
Flame

Re: Why inventing problems even before they appear just to be able to whine?

Welcome to the internet.

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Gadgets give granny disease to kids

CADmonkey
Headmaster

This is why I bought an acoustic guitar

Banging out a few chords after a long shift, I think of it as an aerobic work out for my fingers and it's a great stress reliever too. It doesn't matter that I'm not very good!

I've been a full time CAD operator for about 15 years now. I realised early on that my livelihood depended on my hands and my eyes remaining in good condition and so were worth taking care of. (As well as the guitar for my hands, I use the Bates eye method quite a lot - similar effect).

And a LOT of keyboard shortcuts instead of mouse clicks.

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Sony Bravia KDL-EX524 40in LED TV

CADmonkey
FAIL

"more demanding users should look up the Sony range for better picture quality"

£800 and the picture sucks?

fuck

off

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Intel keeps heat on AMD with Tri-Gate transistors

CADmonkey

Thanks for the reply (and the cake, whatever that represents),

...but it would have meant a bunch more if you'd read my post first, or indeed the article above it which talks about "the only other way" ie shrinking dies. CAD programs are (so far) mostly single threaded, which is why I don't need any more cores. I don't want more efficiency, I want more power. 10 years ago that was everone's priority, but not anymore. Simply put, the less time I spend waiting for the command prompt to come back, the more money I make.

You're right, I didn't mention heat. But only because I don't really care about it. Who bases a CPU buying choice on the cooling ability? If it gets too hot, stick a bigger fan on it.

Your commiserations are also misplaced. Plenty of non-Windows CAD apps are available, and anyway I fail to see the relevance of my OS, or the need for you to put me (and millions like me) down for it. You think I give a toss about your 'real man's' operating system that statistically, nobody uses? :P

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CADmonkey
Unhappy

speed junkies choice?

As a (non-rendering but 3D) CAD user:

I don't want something I can carry

I don't want to save energy

I don't want more cores

I just want my application to run faster

This seems to put me 180 degrees away from current trends and marketing blurb, making for a difficult choice.

Am I the only one?

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Portal 2

CADmonkey

Your loss

Can't say I'm a big fan of Mr.Merchant either, but he's perfect for this.

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CADmonkey
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Finished it yesterday...

... and started again! Worth every penny.

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French hacker cuffed after bragging on telly

CADmonkey
Headmaster

When you get it, you may well say it yourself

unless you've never seen the Simpsons

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James Cameron to amp up Avatar frame rate

CADmonkey
Coat

"Every movie is not expected to be Memento"

Thank fuck for that

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UK.gov uses purple-panted-berk to get 'young men' to do census

CADmonkey
Headmaster

berk?

watch you language, me old china

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Fukushima's toxic legacy: Ignorance and fear

CADmonkey
FAIL

Excessive Capitalisation

Is how Piglet talks in the Winnie-the-Pooh books. It sure sounds cute when he/she does it, but it is not a Clever Thing For Grownups To Do if they want their peers to Think Well Of Their Opinions.

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CADmonkey
FAIL

Three mile island?

Three mile island was a media-raped storm in a teacup as well.

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Fukushima: Situation improving all the time

CADmonkey
WTF?

@ David Pollard

Lewis? Please write an article about Toxoplasmosis immediately - I have teh fear!

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CADmonkey
Grenade

Stroking fluffy kittens?

Have you never heard of toxoplasmosis? It can send your children BLIND.

I am measurably more paranoid* about the cat shit in my garden than any nuke plant.

*fekked off as well....bloody cats

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CADmonkey

I, for one,...

...welcome my lifebuoy-in-a-sea-of-slime overlord and his daily dose of sanity.

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