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I currently run 3 1080p monitors at work (like this), and I always think that it'd be nice to have more desktop space. I would go insane if I had to deal with 1024x768
Has anybody ever seen those 1920p 1:1 monitors? They look a bit disturbing when you're used to 16:9 screens, but I reckon it'd be great for programming and probably mapping as well. So much screen space!
If I was recommending any card, right now it'd be the GTX 970, though it's more expensive than your price bracket. The GTX 960 is still a decent option, and closer to how much you want to spend. (I'm not a fan of AMD cards so I can't recommend any, but a couple of the R9 cards spike on the value chart and might be worth checking out.)
I wouldn't play GTA otherwise, and getting to listen to your soothing accent making dick jokes just isn't worth that kind of money, Archie. Not when I get experience the same dick jokes for free when you upload it to Youtube.
Anyway Stu, the Windows 10 upgrade requires you to go through a basic wizard to approve the upgrade. If your updates are installed automatically, the wizard is probably auto-cancelling because nobody is around to click the button. In Windows 7 you can stop an update from coming through by finding it in the "pending updates" list and going into the right click menu. No Windows 10 upgrade has been automatically applied without somebody clicking the "Yes, I want to upgrade to Windows 10 right now" button.
Some people need to stop thinking everything is malicious...
I'd learn to speak several non-English languages. Japanese, Korean, French, and perhaps German or some other European languages. Live the country while learning the language. I'd get involved in some fan translations of non-English media (shows/novels/games).
Get a job doing something I'm passionate about. Not full-time, and probably something I can do remotely. Perhaps for a non-profit that has ideals that I agree with, such as Mozilla.
I'd also finish by Steam backlog.
Also, that's a lot of guitars.
I don't like hockey or maple syrup though, so I'm not allowed.
This is a good move for America, hopefully this gives other countries a kick in the ass to move forward with the leaders of the western world.
Nobody's suggesting that Windows 8 doesn't have performance improvements, but the usability changes it brings with it are not worth the performance upgrade. It's not an improvement for most people, it's just Microsoft trying to shove a tablet interface down the throat of desktop users. Windows 10 is looking a lot better in that regard.
The gaming mouses also tend to have a better sensitivity so the action is smoother, but for casual gaming that's not so important.
A lot of people care about ergonomics as well. Depending on your mouse grip and handedness, finding the right mouse for your style can be difficult. The gaming manufacturers put a lot more effort into catering for individual ergonomics rather than the more generic one-size-fits-all manufacturers.
Those crazy ones with 15 buttons or whatever are for MMO players and hardcore multiplayer gamers who want 40 key shortcuts ready to go at all times
I'm using a Razer Taipan at the moment. 7 Buttons is two better than 5 buttons!
Fortunately nobody in the actual Mafia would be dumb enough to call himself out as such. It's actually rule number 1 on the list. So we don't have to worry about ninja being involved with organised crime
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Also, people discussing safety of washing motherboards and so on are forgetting that most motherboards have a battery, which is not removable in some cases. Though I'm not sure if a small pill battery has enough power to fry a motherboard soaked in water. For the unaware, dusty computer hardware should be cleaned with compressed air.
This whole thing reminds me of this image, though I'm not sure if this one is a joke...
I'd agree that TF2's item and trading is quite over-the-top, but I think there's an option for "classic servers", which has no items and just the original weapon loadouts. I don't know how many of these servers are active, though.
Aside from that: what Archie said.
While working on business software I also made Sledge in my spare time, which deals with rendering, OpenGL, and other gamey stuff. You don't really have to limit yourself simply because you aren't familiar with the details. When I started on Sledge, I had no idea how work with shaders and other graphics crap. Learn by doing!
Film acting, on the other hand, is generally supposed to feel like the audience doesn't exist, and since it's projected on the large screen with (hopefully) uniform sound around the entire theater, there's no need to cater for the size or shape of the audience.
Of course this is just my off-hand rambling, I have almost no knowledge of this stuff. AJ or Archie could explain further, I'm sure.
What I do is look at benchmarks to see what the better value between different things are. I use http://videocardbenchmark.net. (The same company has a CPU benchmark site too)
For example, using two cards mentioned on this page:
GeForce GTX 970 - 8648 points - €363 (new) = 23.8 points per €
AMD R9 290 - 6530 points - €270 (used) = 24.2 points per €
We can see from this example that a new GTX 970 is almost exactly the same value as a used R9 290, so it's probably better to get the GTX 970 based on this example. You want to get the best value for money - sometimes that might mean spending a bit more, but it will last longer and give you better return on your investment in the long term.
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