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Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 29 Oct 2007.

  1. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    Type-C Thunderbolt to DisplayPort cable:

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    I am sick to the back teeth of using 4K @ 30Hz. Three times I've asked for a solution for using 4K @ 60Hz on a MacBook Pro equipped with only 2x USB-C Thunderbolt gen3 ports; three times I've been given standard Apple or A. N. Other brand USB-C hubs; and three times I've said that will not work. It has to be a Thunderbolt dock/breakout box or a Thunderbolt Type-C to DisplayPort cable, those crappy little USB C dongles simply don't have the bandwidth (and always seem to wear out anyway). £10 of my own money is a small price to be able to properly use the display I stare at for eight hours a day.
     
  2. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Books. Lots of them. I like them. And they'll help me become a better me. At least, that's the plan.

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  3. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Don't be that guy who reads The Art of War and then tries to apply it to his life. And let us know what you make of the Peterson stuff: personally I think he's a ****ing idiot.
     
  4. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    No, The Art of War is for developing a better understanding of strategic business decisions in corporations.

    And about Peterson: I guess, this is where our opinions steer in different directions. I agree with a surprisingly high percentage of what he says. And I find the book to be very good. Lots of little things that make me go "hm, so I already did that... good to know I'm not alone in doing/thinking that" or "no, that's too obviou---- oh, I know this guy/girl who does exactly that" or "yes, that's my mum's behaviour pattern". I view all of these books as a guideline to learn more about myself rather than a step-by-step guide to be the person I should be according to whoever. All these books are are opinions on ways to find more insight into what's going on in the vast part of my brain I don't use for day-to-day life. Following anybody's rules to the letter is just straight up stupid in my book. Unless they're laws and you kinda have to to avoid spending a lot of time in a small room with a hairy cellmate trying not to get raped at night.

    Back to Peterson: he's a very intelligent man. Even if you don't agree with his political or socio-political views, he is just that, a very intelligent man. And he did his homework on quite a lot of issues we, as humans, have with life. Also, to be honest, if a book about rules for life written by a professor of psychology can make me smile and even chuckle on a crowded train with the anecdotal parts in his chapters, I can't deny enjoying the book, can I?
     
  5. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    I'm more interested in the Sherlock Holmes book - I don't have that one. Oh, wait... *orders*
     
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  6. perplekks45

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    That's what I thought when I read about it on the Lovecraft subreddit.
     
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  7. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Thank you for the reading matter inspiration once again @perplekks45.
    I also like the idea of the Sherlock Holmes / Lovecraft tie in, and have just ordered James Lovegrove's 'The Cthulhu Casebooks - Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows' from the local library.
    It's the first of 3 volumes.
    Hopefully it will rescue me from the doldrums; I'm half way through Ken Macleod's Corporation Wars Trilogy and about to give up on the second book, which I have found less engaing than tha first, and that was a bit of a struggle to get through.
     
  8. perplekks45

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    Happy to, mate. I read both of Lovegrove's Cthulhu v Sherlock books and have the third on pre-order. They're fun and quite well written. Not quite as good as each of the originals but definitely entertaining.

    Also bought another Devolo dLAN 550+ that services my PS4 and the laptop in the living room for streaming stuff.
     
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  9. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    The start of my new PC build, Lian Li PC O11 Dynamic.

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  10. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Because Lego, and fish.
     
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    That case is beautiful...
     
  12. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Very cool!
     
  13. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Just a little boost for teh laptop
     
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  14. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Very nice to upgrade to! :D
     
  15. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    • An "International Driving Permit", as I may need to rent a car while on holiday in Texas week after next.
    • "A Fistful of Dollars" for same holiday.
     
  16. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Huawei P20 Pro 128GB. My first decent phone and one that isn't used.
     
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  17. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    • Muc-Off visor cleaner, cos I'm running out.
    • Muc-Off visor anti-fog treatment, cos my pinlock inserts don't seem to be doing squat
    • Microfibre visor cleaning cloth
    • Annual service for the bike including chain tension adjustment, because it was slacker than a prostitute's knicker elastic and I realised too late that I don't have the right tools for this bike
    Technically that last one is a lie, since I have a service plan for the bike - I already paid for it a year ago.
     
  18. yuusou

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    2 desks, some plants, some throws, some pillows, some lamps. You've guessed it, I went to Ikea.
    A bed frame, some headlight polisher, some universal power strips, a US plug power cord, stove top coffee percolator. Amazon gubbins.

    The only item worth showing off imho.
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  19. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    I decided to allow myself one massive indulgence before I start a serious run on savings for building my own house: a piece of original concept art from a classic Games Workshop artists, Mark Gibbons.

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    Waiting on delivery some time next week :)
     
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  20. true_gamer

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    So I splashed out on the Sim rig again, and bought the Fanatec BMW GT2 Rim and some Carbon fibre snap back paddle shifters magnets.

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    In case some of you are wondering what the magnets do, this video shows you.

     

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