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Education Today I learned (TIL)........

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  1. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    @Jeff Hine
    I don't think that's supported either, some 7xxx and higher end 8xxx Radeon cards onwards by the look of what I read on the AMD Catalyst page.
    So, Ok for single monitor work to take the load off the IGP, but nothing more complex.
     
  2. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    5xxx series is the oldest with supported W10 drivers. But even then they're old ones - 15.7.1
     
  3. Jeff Hine

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    Most of the stuff she does with a PC is because it's easier to do w/ keyboard & mouse than on a mobile device.

    Even the most basic pre-built PC would be "5x too powerful" (sic) for what she does on a PC... Heck; most flagship smartphones are probably more powerful than her PC.
     
  4. Retro_Gamer

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    On Tuesday I learned Pythagoras as I needed it to work out Power factors and Phase Angles as they use triangles and it all ties into Inductance & Capacitance (Z - Impedance)
     
  5. d_stilgar

    d_stilgar Old School Modder

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    I've had a few, "duh" moments lately as I come back to Disney movies for the first time since I was a child (as my own children watch them).

    Little Mermaid - In mermaid lore, sirens would deduce sailors into the sea with their voices and then drown them. In The Little Mermaid, Ariel must give up her voice and then seduce prince Eric. It seems unfair, but taking mermaid lore into account, Ursula is actually just leveling the playing field.

    Peter Pan - Peter Pan and the lost boys live in a place where they don't age and won't die (unless in battle). Captain hook has his hand cut off and fed to a crocodile and subsequently feeds a ticking clock to the crocodile so that he can hear it coming. The crocodile represents the passage of time and our inevitable death. Captain Hook is often faced with the fact that he is an adult and that death is around the corner in the form of the literal ticking clock inside the croc who wants to eat him.
     
  6. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Stranger Things 3 is basically Half-life, with kids.
     
  7. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    TIL that when a bee hive becomes too full, bees will form a "Senate" comprised of older, more experienced bees to seek a new location. When a bee finds a good spot, it begins dancing to motion other bees toward it. Then, they vote on it by dancing as a collective until a consensus is reached.
     
  8. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    "You see, this is what happens when you allow the populace to vote, instead of just telling them what is going to happen." Senior Tory MP.
     
  9. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    Do not test a drone on your dining room table at night. It was far louder than I expected and I was forced to land it manually because of object avoidance.
    I am fairly pleased as I have never flown one before and I didn't wake up my daughter with what sounded like a swarm of bees.

    The drone is charged, synced, firmware updated, tested and ready to go in the morning ... outside.
     
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  10. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    Apparently, according to an employer survey, my commuting habits generate 5.615847 tonnes CO2e
     
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  11. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    TiL that all I needed to fix my Razor mouse was to breath on / in it a bit, which saves me the cost of a new mouse and or the hassle of replacing the microswitch.
     
  12. ElThomsono

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    You gave a mouse CPR?
     
  13. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    It's a 6 year old death adder, which in human years is nearly 87, so it's not a surprise it needed a little resuscitation
     
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  14. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    I learned that my dashcam not only has built-in GPS, it knows if I'm getting somewhere "a little too quickly" :worried:, where the fixed speed cameras are, and it can tell if cars ahead have stopped or moved off.
     
  15. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Today i learned, or more had an epiphany, that the reason I have always been a bit meh about broccoli is because it reminds me of Leo Sayer and, to a lesser extent, Art Garfunkel.

    I've always been meh about Leo Sayer snd Art Garfunkel.
     
  16. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    I've always been meh with broccoli because only the very top bit is tasty. That's why I always try and buy loose ones, snap of the smaller branches and leave the weighty bulk of the stalk I'll still have to chop a good bit off, but still a bit saved.
     
  17. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    My other half likes to nosh on the stalk raw.

    And no that's not a euphemism.
     
  18. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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  19. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    TIL That the ZIG Pen Company of Japan is most stereotypically Japanese company possible.

    Upon receiving a set of ink refils for my now ancient Kurecolor markers, ink number 420, previously Flesh Pink, is now Fresh Color. Also, the previously Dye Based Inks are now Alcohol Base Dyestuff.

    Keep paying for those translation services boys...
     
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  20. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    TIL haute couture was created by a man from Lincolnshire working in Paris.

    Wonder if that's common knowledge in France?

    Another useless fact that will stay lodged in my head.
     

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