1. Post #28601
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    Dorkslayz's Avatar
    September 2009
    2,001 Posts
    Chemistry is probably one of hardest ones. Same for physics. Also don't be disheartened by your predicted A Level grades, since unless you get straight A/A* at GCSE they'll be C/D/E, especially in sciences.
    I don't really need to do Chemistry - it's not neccesary, but Physics on the other hand is pretty essential. Still a bit confused what I should do about the Maths though.
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  2. Post #28602
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    esalaka's Avatar
    July 2007
    10,189 Posts
    Imagine something like a chainlink fence thats just geometry.
    Oh, right. That's not really common yet, though, but I guess it might b e.
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  3. Post #28603
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    rhx123's Avatar
    October 2008
    4,202 Posts
    Just ordered this. Please say I didn't make a bad choice.

    I was stunned to see it was almost half price so I had to buy it.
    It's not half price but yes it's a decent buy.
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  4. Post #28604
    It's cheap, though. If it's implemented as part of the game, it's usually good enough quality to turn on if you can't get 2xMSAA running smoothly.
    I find post AA can't handle just no AA, so I run 2xMSAA and then post AA and it's significantly better.
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  5. Post #28605
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    rhx123's Avatar
    October 2008
    4,202 Posts
    I wish I knew how to play Prison Architect
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  6. Post #28606
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    josm's Avatar
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  7. Post #28607
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    SGTNAPALM's Avatar
    October 2007
    28,791 Posts
    What would be a good router in the $30-$50 price range? Preferably full-duplex and capable of supporting roughly 6 devices at once.
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  8. Post #28608
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    alien_guy's Avatar
    June 2009
    4,742 Posts
    Increased latency yay!
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  9. Post #28609
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    Chubbs's Avatar
    April 2011
    7,725 Posts
    I did crash Higher Chemistry and got a B, it's definitely not the hardest.
    Compared to half of the piss take subjects like computing it is.

    Edited:

    I don't really need to do Chemistry - it's not neccesary, but Physics on the other hand is pretty essential. Still a bit confused what I should do about the Maths though.
    Well, if you enjoyed chemistry at GCSE then continue with it, but it isn't worth doing it if you don't enjoy it. Well, you should try to get on further maths if you can since you can always drop down but after the first week or two you wont be allowed to switch up.
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  10. Post #28610
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    August 2012
    1,438 Posts
    Compared to half of the piss take subjects like computing it is.

    Edited:



    Well, if you enjoyed chemistry at GCSE then continue with it, but it isn't worth doing it if you don't enjoy it. Well, you should try to get on further maths if you can since you can always drop down but after the first week or two you wont be allowed to switch up.
    Our Computing Course is kick ass. It can be in any language you wish, since all of the points are in analysis of the code.
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  11. Post #28611
    Just got paid this month. About enough to fill my car 3/4ths of the way.


    Edit: Baller
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  12. Post #28612
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    Chubbs's Avatar
    April 2011
    7,725 Posts
    Our Computing Course is kick ass. It can be in any language you wish, since all of the points are in analysis of the code.
    On mine we're enforced into using Pascal and are only required to demonstrate a functional piece of code without source. What exam board are you on?
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  13. Post #28613
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    Itsamario's Avatar
    August 2012
    1,438 Posts
    On mine we're enforced into using Pascal and are only required to demonstrate a functional piece of code without source. What exam board are you on?
    SQA, Scotland.
    Edit: I'm doing the new National 5 exams and doing Higher Course Work on the side in Math and Computing.
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  14. Post #28614
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    Kiwi's Avatar
    September 2011
    26,356 Posts
    I don't use AA in any game with my 7950 fight me.
    I don't even use AA any more on my 900P monitor.
    I just have never seen the point of AA unless it's really low res.

    Another thing to. With FXAA now being the cheapest and simply the best for any GPU, if you really need it just use FXAA.

    The quality from PS4 video sharing looks like complete garbage and the games really aren't impressive at all. I should probably have seen this coming but I'm still dissapointed in this gen's start
    Holy shit. That what looks like a bit rate of 1500? That's awful. It's not even 'next gen' in fact arguably it's overrated crap.
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  15. Post #28615
    I was taking some photos of the last-year IT students for some video the teachers wanted to make, and happened to snap this lovely scene

    I'm not 100% sure why he's biting that ethernet cable. I don't think anyone should do something like that after doing a four-year IT technicature.
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  16. Post #28616
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    TrafficMan's Avatar
    August 2008
    8,678 Posts
    I was taking some photos of the last-year IT students for some video the teachers wanted to make, and happened to snap this lovely scene

    I'm not 100% sure why he's biting that ethernet cable. I don't think anyone should do something like that after doing a four-year IT technicature.
    He's just really dedicated, what else are you supposed to do when you don't have a crimper?
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  17. Post #28617
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    SGTNAPALM's Avatar
    October 2007
    28,791 Posts
    I was taking some photos of the last-year IT students for some video the teachers wanted to make, and happened to snap this lovely scene

    I'm not 100% sure why he's biting that ethernet cable. I don't think anyone should do something like that after doing a four-year IT technicature.
    He's interfacing it directly with his brain via mouth.

    Edited:

    I just figured out why my computer's internet connection has been so slow and spotty.
    My trash can was next to my desktop when i moved it and never moved it away. Instantly jumped from less than 100kb to 1mb. The damn thing is made out of a metal mesh, so I guess it was acting like a Faraday cage or something.
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  18. Post #28618
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    ManningQB18's Avatar
    April 2009
    9,331 Posts
    My Korean 2560x1440 27" PLS panel came.
    Even backlight
    No Dead Pixels

    I think I lucked out
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  19. Post #28619
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    Skanic's Avatar
    May 2008
    4,561 Posts
    1440p and higher no 120hz, Can't stand 60hz.
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  20. Post #28620
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    Kiwi's Avatar
    September 2011
    26,356 Posts
    1440p and higher no 120hz, Can't stand 60hz.
    1600x900P 60HZ.
    I feel like I'm budget.
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  21. Post #28621
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    Dennab
    June 2010
    19,687 Posts
    13" retina is enough of an upgrade for me to rarely use my desktop anymore, really happy with it

    Edited:

    nothing beats the ol' crt for gaming though
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  22. Post #28622
    13" retina is enough of an upgrade for me to rarely use my desktop anymore, really happy with it

    Edited:

    nothing beats the ol' crt for gaming though
    I gave a little presentation on videogame addiction yesterday and was just amazed at how nice Typing Of The Dead and CS 1.6 looked on CRTs. Neeeeed to get my 14 inch TV fixed for my PSX...
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  23. Post #28623
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    wingless's Avatar
    August 2008
    16,079 Posts
    Increased latency yay!
    Yep... I don't get why they're doing this. We already have sufficient bandwidth with DDR3. But oh wait Intel likes to stick to 2 channel because they're fucking retards and stick 4 on their "enthusiast" products and now to get more bandwidth from PCs we have to fuck over latency. How about this Intel, catch up to the rest of the computer industry, use 8 channel on server and enthusiast parts and put 4 channel on everything else. Thx. Low latency DDR3 would be an incredible thing, but no, can't have that.

    I mean to be fair, part of the latency issues with DDR4 is due to higher density. Latency scales with size (which is why L1 caches are usually tiny and such), but it's still pretty damn avoidable, look at RLDRAM.
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  24. Post #28624
    The quality from PS4 video sharing looks like complete garbage and the games really aren't impressive at all. I should probably have seen this coming but I'm still dissapointed in this gen's start
    In HD it looks fine to me.
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  25. Post #28625
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    Skanic's Avatar
    May 2008
    4,561 Posts
    Until they make 1440p screens or higher in 120hz i gonna stay on 1080p.
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  26. Post #28626
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    SGTNAPALM's Avatar
    October 2007
    28,791 Posts
    It will probably be several years before i get a new monitor setup, barring the Oculus Rift if such a thing could be considered a monitor.
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  27. Post #28627
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    PollytheParrot's Avatar
    April 2011
    8,748 Posts
    Why do higher end monitors have to be so damn expensive though?
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  28. Post #28628
    Turbo Dyke
    Dennab
    June 2010
    19,687 Posts
    because they're high end
    ?
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  29. Post #28629
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    altern's Avatar
    April 2011
    3,233 Posts
    Yeah I really don't understand the way screen technologies are priced. I'm probably being ignorant as fuck, but if a Nexus 7 can be shipped with a 7" 1920x1200 screen for under $250, why in the hell are desktop sized screen with way lower pixel densities nearly $800?
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  30. Post #28630
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    PollytheParrot's Avatar
    April 2011
    8,748 Posts
    Yeah I really don't understand the way screen technologies are priced. I'm probably being ignorant as fuck, but if a Nexus 7 can be shipped with a 7" 1920x1200 screen for under $250, why in the hell are desktop sized screen with way lower pixel densities nearly $800?
    Exactly, its a fucking racket
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  31. Post #28631
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    TrafficMan's Avatar
    August 2008
    8,678 Posts
    Yeah I really don't understand the way screen technologies are priced. I'm probably being ignorant as fuck, but if a Nexus 7 can be shipped with a 7" 1920x1200 screen for under $250, why in the hell are desktop sized screen with way lower pixel densities nearly $800?
    Demand is low = Price is high

    Also, with the nexus 7, Google can bank on making money from the google play store with each one sold so they might be able to sell it for cheaper than something like an OEM would.
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  32. Post #28632
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    rhx123's Avatar
    October 2008
    4,202 Posts
    Also, the physical size of the panel contributes to the cost.

    I mean 27inch 1920x1080 displays are more expensive than 21.5 ones.
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  33. Post #28633
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    Dennab
    June 2010
    19,687 Posts
    i would like to inform some people that higher density does not equate to more expensive. there are far more factors than that
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  34. Post #28634
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    Giraffen93's Avatar
    December 2006
    20,944 Posts
    Is there no way to view an EXT3 disk in Windows? I'm just getting a RAW or empty disk in all those managers.

    welp seems that ext2explore works
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  35. Post #28635
    In HD it looks fine to me.
    I'm not sure if "fine" would mean as in, good for something being done by the console, because the difference between this and PS3/x360 footage by any competent let's player is night and day.

    Text is readable and you can tell what's going on, but there's a ton of compression.
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  36. Post #28636
    It's gone from Realtime H.264 encoded file for SHAARRRRINNNGGG onto a website not known for its video quality which recompresses it again.

    So for all intents and purposes, what the fuck do you expect for watching it on a facebook video player.
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  37. Post #28637
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    AugustBurnsRed's Avatar
    May 2009
    6,052 Posts
    Nah, left the tab open overnight.


    This is mine after 2 days haha, also the tab was eating about 2GB RAM
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  38. Post #28638
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    FullStreak12's Avatar
    October 2007
    6,764 Posts
    time warner what are you doing



    looks like singleplayer games for me tonight
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  39. Post #28639
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  40. Post #28640
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    Kiwi's Avatar
    September 2011
    26,356 Posts
    time warner what are you doing



    looks like singleplayer games for me tonight
    I still don't understand US internet.

    Edited:



    Garry why?
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