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Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 16:56
Replies: 97
Views: 2,217
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Still at the low prices in store (e.g. the 7 is...

Still at the low prices in store (e.g. the 7 is 50 or 20 after trade in :D), although stock seems to be non-existent.
Forum: General 19th Dec 2014, 12:32
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By bawjaws
I'm afraid to say that I have to agree with the...

I'm afraid to say that I have to agree with the others that this just isn't viable :( Your stock overheads will be high if you want to carry even a modest selection of "the latest hardware", you'll...
Forum: Modding 18th Dec 2014, 18:09
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By bawjaws
Those little IKEA LED lights are great. I've got...

Those little IKEA LED lights are great. I've got a couple for my desk, powered from the USB hub in my monitor. They're awesome.
Forum: General 18th Dec 2014, 14:46
Replies: 15,336
Views: 1,339,947
Posted By bawjaws
Regarding impluse buying and consumer culture, I...

Regarding impluse buying and consumer culture, I try to give myself a "cooling off" period - if I want something, I wait (say for a week) and if I still want it, I give it more serious consideration....
Forum: Article Discussion 18th Dec 2014, 13:16
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By bawjaws
Is it just me, or does the idea of wall mounting...

Is it just me, or does the idea of wall mounting a case for "display" purposes not seem a bit flawed? Sure, it'll look nice if you don't plug anything into it, but as soon as you've connected up...
Forum: General 18th Dec 2014, 10:38
Replies: 15,336
Views: 1,339,947
Posted By bawjaws
I appreciate that it really sucks when you are...

I appreciate that it really sucks when you are earning less than you are spending, and that you are obviously trying to balance the books, but I have a suggestion (that you are free to ignore, of...
Forum: Gaming 15th Dec 2014, 15:20
Replies: 38
Views: 1,036
Posted By bawjaws
I've not really played many games this year. Of...

I've not really played many games this year. Of those I have played, Mordor was comfortably the best - I sank about 50 hours into it all told and got 100% completion. Haven't touched it since I...
Forum: Article Discussion 15th Dec 2014, 15:18
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By bawjaws
Thanks, that's genuinely useful. NUCs suffer from...

Thanks, that's genuinely useful. NUCs suffer from one of the worst naming conventions I've ever seen (it's terrible even by Intel's standards :D)
Forum: Article Discussion 15th Dec 2014, 13:09
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By bawjaws
Ah, I see - thanks for clearing that up. For some...

Ah, I see - thanks for clearing that up. For some reason I was looking at the Haswell versions and assuming that they were the same as the previous generation.
Forum: Article Discussion 15th Dec 2014, 11:22
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By bawjaws
Yum! NUC and M2 seems like a marriage made in...

Yum! NUC and M2 seems like a marriage made in heaven - NUCs are already pretty tiny, but I can foresee potential for even smaller cases if M2s are used in place of 2.5" SSDs... I shall be watching...
Forum: Gaming 13th Dec 2014, 20:15
Replies: 1,179
Views: 56,643
Posted By bawjaws
Competition Pros were good, but I always...

Competition Pros were good, but I always preferred the Zipstik myself :)
Forum: Serious 12th Dec 2014, 16:35
Replies: 78
Views: 1,626
Posted By bawjaws
Yeah, I'd want those responsible to face justice....

Yeah, I'd want those responsible to face justice. Again, it comes down to being the good guys - that means not breaking the law or committing heinous acts, and if you do, you have to face the...
Forum: Article Discussion 11th Dec 2014, 16:56
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By bawjaws
What's the point? Just because!

What's the point? Just because!
Forum: Serious 11th Dec 2014, 16:33
Replies: 78
Views: 1,626
Posted By bawjaws
This is potentially somewhat of a slippery slope,...

This is potentially somewhat of a slippery slope, isn't it? You can attempt to justify torture by positing a sufficiently drastic scenario where it's apparently the only option, but once you've done...
Forum: Serious 10th Dec 2014, 18:01
Replies: 78
Views: 1,626
Posted By bawjaws
Ok, how do you verify that the information you...

Ok, how do you verify that the information you have gathered via torture is accurate or reliable, given that the person being tortured will say anything to have the torture stop?

Again, you're...
Forum: Serious 10th Dec 2014, 17:31
Replies: 78
Views: 1,626
Posted By bawjaws
You don't just blindly act on information just...

You don't just blindly act on information just because you have it. You weigh up the veracity of the information in order to determine whether it's likely to be accurate. I'd suggest that information...
Forum: Serious 10th Dec 2014, 17:09
Replies: 78
Views: 1,626
Posted By bawjaws
The point is that you only get an answer that you...

The point is that you only get an answer that you already suspect to be true - so if you already have suspicion that x is a terrorist, and under torture y confirms (because you prompted them, not...
Forum: Serious 10th Dec 2014, 15:49
Replies: 78
Views: 1,626
Posted By bawjaws
Because torture results in you getting the...

Because torture results in you getting the answers that you are looking for, and therefore there's a self-perpetuating myth that torture works.

They used to burn witches hundreds of years ago, but...
Forum: Serious 10th Dec 2014, 12:57
Replies: 78
Views: 1,626
Posted By bawjaws
Bottom line: if you want to be the good guys, you...

Bottom line: if you want to be the good guys, you have to act like the good guys. Otherwise, you're saying that the end justifies the means (however repugnant those means are) and that has to be just...
Forum: Scan Computers 9th Dec 2014, 22:01
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By bawjaws
It doesn't really add anything to the discussion,...

It doesn't really add anything to the discussion, but I no longer use Scan for any time-critical orders - because I simply don't trust their stock control system to reliably reflect whether an item...
Forum: Hardware 7th Dec 2014, 20:29
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By bawjaws
What's your total budget? You should be able to...

What's your total budget? You should be able to get a Q6600 for around 20 these days and I think someone was price checking a Q9550 recently, which would be about as good as it gets on s775. In...
Forum: General 6th Dec 2014, 16:19
Replies: 18
Food & Drink Forty and Cake!
Views: 941
Posted By bawjaws
That is an impressive, impressive piece of...

That is an impressive, impressive piece of cakemaking!

Pete, I think you're getting your tenses mixed up - Giger died in May this year... :(
Forum: Gaming 6th Dec 2014, 16:17
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By bawjaws
Unofficial definition of a sport - an activity...

Unofficial definition of a sport - an activity for which you require to change your footwear :D
Forum: Scan Computers 6th Dec 2014, 16:16
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By bawjaws
In that case, the manufacturer should probably...

In that case, the manufacturer should probably consider marking the card with a serial number in a more permanent fashion than a wee sticker that is almost guaranteed to fall off due to the glue...
Forum: Article Discussion 3rd Dec 2014, 17:56
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By bawjaws
Don't like the look of the bend on that PCB one...

Don't like the look of the bend on that PCB one little bit. That cannot be healthy!
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