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#241 Post by CastorTroy81 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:06 am

How about a free Windows 8 for Dummies then?

https://marketing.dell.com/Global/FileL ... -ebook.pdf" onclick=" window.open(this.href);return false;

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#242 Post by kodama » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:59 pm

Ha, so even Dell admit it's a pig!

I like the section in the back telling you all about the annoying bits and inadequacies.

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#243 Post by CastorTroy81 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:04 pm

It may be old now, but would anyone like Adobe CS2 Premium Plus Suite for free from Adobe?

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#244 Post by kodama » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:20 pm

I think it might be a bit popular. I couldn't get it to work.

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#245 Post by CastorTroy81 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:19 pm

Direct links posted here
http://slickdeals.net/f/5784982-Adobe-C ... p=56674132" onclick=" window.open(this.href);return false;

which I'm assuming is a legit site
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#246 Post by kodama » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:51 pm

Any of you insane enough to use Talktalk? Their service in rural areas seems to be so bad even BT would be ashamed.

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#247 Post by kodama » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:09 pm

I think I'm living in the wrong part of the country.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21442348

917Mbps download. :lol:

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#248 Post by BT » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:44 pm

New PC \o/

12 core 3.5GHz i7
16GB of 2400MHz Dance dance revolution 3 RAM
GTX680
Sound Blaster Z (sadly this is a 5.1 SS card, looks like the market is moving away from 7.1 - plus it has a bloody annoying red LED pointing straight out the case at me)
250GB SSD
3TB HDD

I found 1 game I couldn't run on max settings which spurred this decision. Plus my old motherboard couldn't support all these new shineys. I'm hoping the SSD makes a difference to loading times, just got to wait for Steam games to download. So far Windows 7 start-up is the same as my "old" setup.

Oh, and Cyberlink software is terrible. I give up trying to play Blu-rays using it.

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#249 Post by kodama » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:35 pm

I think you just spent more on your PC than I could my a car. >.<

Are you mashing around in a mech yet?

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#250 Post by kodama » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:35 pm

If anyone you know has a Dell laptop listed in this article:

http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshoo ... cid=599950

Inspiron 5420
Inspiron 7720
Inspiron 5720
Inspiron 7420
Vostro 3360
Vostro 3460

They may tell you it needs a new motherboard. It doesn't. The support team are useless and whilst it takes bloodymindedness and luck, if you can get it to boot using a Win 7 or 8 dvd, a startup fault can be repaired and then you can update the UEFI and it's a happy bunny.

Oh and if they haven't had an issue so far, FFS get the UEFI/BIOS updated.

With one caveat, there is also a bad batch of motherboards out there.

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#251 Post by Project-2501 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:03 am

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ale ... e-can-make" onclick=" window.open(this.href);return false;

Ugh... they are trying to get kids into programming by dumbing it down to the nth degree. Drag and drop auto code generation. Oh they will hate it if they pick that as a career! People really think that programming is all graphical and funky. :el:
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#252 Post by kodama » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:50 am

Kind of missing the point of the Pi in the first place.

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#253 Post by Project-2501 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:41 pm

I'd say 95% of rasps have openelec or XBMC on them and will never be used for coding.

The kano kit is a neat idea but if you watch the video it shows kids 'programming' pong by dragging stuff around the screen. Command line seems to be a dirty phrase these days. Shame embedded and low level developers out number the fluffy GUI devs by quite a margin.

If you're a good low level programmer you're unlikely to be out of a job.
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#254 Post by kodama » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:15 pm

I doubt it, have you tried XBMC on a Pi, whilst the various firmware and software optimisations have made a lot less laggy, it still isn't great to use. Hardware hackers and a fair chunk of educational use (if they can find the teachers), would be my guess.

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#255 Post by Project-2501 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:37 pm

openelec is not too bad. There are some hardcore hardware hackers out there but not too many publicise themselves. I have some plans :)
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