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Jul. 23rd, 2013 12:17 pm
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So I may or may not have spent far too much money on a monitor of my geeky dreams yesterday. It's the sort of situation I should feel bad about because I spent more than twice what I had budgetted, but that screen looks like every nerdy dream come true, and I got it for £70 less on ebay (it's a refurb. job, it's a company selling it though, and they've got sky-high reviews).

It gets here tomorrow.

OMG SQUEEE
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I have finally gotten myself something that can actually pass as a decent mobile phone in this day and age. It's a smart phone, and it's... kinda cool actually. I mean, wow, I have a phone you can get internet on (and promptly spent the rest of the evening on Ao3). Then I decided it was time to give my phone the MOST AWESOME RINGTONE OF ALL TIME and downloaded the Dark Crystal Landstrider theme. Because if nothing else I don't think I'll be getting my phone confused with anyone elses' after that.

So yeah, it's cool, I'm still in the dark about 75% of what it can do, but it's not too high end otherwise I probably wouldn't be able to find the call button.
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It is made of fans. There is now a distinct breeze under the desk. It glows blue and is the size of Mars. Is Epic.
Cheers be to pc-techy friend for putting it together. I promise I will stop bugging you about overheating.
:DDDDD
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It is made of fans. There is now a distinct breeze under the desk. It glows blue and is the size of Mars. Is Epic.
Cheers be to pc-techy friend for putting it together. I promise I will stop bugging you about overheating.
:DDDDD

*facepalm*

Feb. 2nd, 2011 10:42 pm
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Okay, now that one was your fault. We'd already edited Mass Effect to give ourselves achievements after the computer ate our last savegame, and you clean forget that and decide to re-do a good 20% of the game for more xp, having deleted your future saves so we wouldn't be 'tempted'. It's like burning your boats and belatedly realising we're on the wrong beach.

Seriously, some days we're just retarded.

At least this bloody game is getting us up close and cuddly with Monolith PC, and we discovered that in fact if Monolith was built by aliens whey had to be vorcha or something because the gits set up the fans so the air goes in through the top aaand out through the top. And our graphics card is at the bottom. Sandwiched against the wireless network card. The graphics card temperature was starting at 70 degrees C and climbing until the poor thing had to shut down or melt. No wonder Mass Effect kept crashing. We took out the network card and the temperature dropped 20 degrees on the spot. Kindly tech-savvy friend who pointed everything out to clueless me has offered me a new case so full of fans I'd be surprised if the poor compuer doesn't start flying by the time we get the power on.

Computers: Built by morons, driven by morons. I hope they never get sentient, they'd declare war on us in a heartbeat.

*facepalm*

Feb. 2nd, 2011 10:42 pm
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Okay, now that one was your fault. We'd already edited Mass Effect to give ourselves achievements after the computer ate our last savegame, and you clean forget that and decide to re-do a good 20% of the game for more xp, having deleted your future saves so we wouldn't be 'tempted'. It's like burning your boats and belatedly realising we're on the wrong beach.

Seriously, some days we're just retarded.

At least this bloody game is getting us up close and cuddly with Monolith PC, and we discovered that in fact if Monolith was built by aliens whey had to be vorcha or something because the gits set up the fans so the air goes in through the top aaand out through the top. And our graphics card is at the bottom. Sandwiched against the wireless network card. The graphics card temperature was starting at 70 degrees C and climbing until the poor thing had to shut down or melt. No wonder Mass Effect kept crashing. We took out the network card and the temperature dropped 20 degrees on the spot. Kindly tech-savvy friend who pointed everything out to clueless me has offered me a new case so full of fans I'd be surprised if the poor compuer doesn't start flying by the time we get the power on.

Computers: Built by morons, driven by morons. I hope they never get sentient, they'd declare war on us in a heartbeat.
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I want to get myself a Kindle. If only because I really, really need to read Saul Friedlander's 'Years of Extermination' which is probably a tool of extermination itself considering it's heavy enough to kill if dropped from 2-3 meters. I can't cart around 2,000+ pages of hardback book and Kindle appears to be the best answer.

This has been really awkward because I think I've been recieving some bald-faced lies from sales people I've asked about this, particularly concerning the Kindle's acceptance of Word files. Does Kindle support Word? What about fanfic? Could I download my favourite fics from the net, paste them into word and load them onto my Kindle?

So, Kindle users (I know you're out there):

1) What formats does a Kindle support? I'm getting a lot of different answers here.

2) I understand that you can only buy books from Amazon, but is that only while using the Kindle's Wireless function or can you download books from your computer?

3) Can you download books already on your computer? Or do you have to buy them directly on the Kindle?

4) How fiddly is it? The internet access is cool but I'm really just going to use this to read. How long does it take to turn pages? I had a go with some Sony e-book readers and they took just enough time to get on your nerves. How easy is it to skip from one book to another?

5) Can I annotate pages, or mark those I need to check back later?

6) And what am I going to do with my dead tree format 'Years of Extermination'? Do you know anyone who needs a really lethal door-stopper?
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I want to get myself a Kindle. If only because I really, really need to read Saul Friedlander's 'Years of Extermination' which is probably a tool of extermination itself considering it's heavy enough to kill if dropped from 2-3 meters. I can't cart around 2,000+ pages of hardback book and Kindle appears to be the best answer.

This has been really awkward because I think I've been recieving some bald-faced lies from sales people I've asked about this, particularly concerning the Kindle's acceptance of Word files. Does Kindle support Word? What about fanfic? Could I download my favourite fics from the net, paste them into word and load them onto my Kindle?

So, Kindle users (I know you're out there):

1) What formats does a Kindle support? I'm getting a lot of different answers here.

2) I understand that you can only buy books from Amazon, but is that only while using the Kindle's Wireless function or can you download books from your computer?

3) Can you download books already on your computer? Or do you have to buy them directly on the Kindle?

4) How fiddly is it? The internet access is cool but I'm really just going to use this to read. How long does it take to turn pages? I had a go with some Sony e-book readers and they took just enough time to get on your nerves. How easy is it to skip from one book to another?

5) Can I annotate pages, or mark those I need to check back later?

6) And what am I going to do with my dead tree format 'Years of Extermination'? Do you know anyone who needs a really lethal door-stopper?
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Or rather, one which has forgotten how to read. CDs and DVDs, in fact.
I guess the problem is, beside the "MONOLITH! WTFBBQ ARE YOU DOING! and please please please don't get worse..." is that well, all I can think about is how little I'm going to miss it. I mean, beside the pain of having to flog all my games and buy them back on Steam (something I hope will not be too much of a pain because I've got a Dark elf warrior in Oblivion I really want to get back to), which as Steam is pretty cheap is going to be more annoying than anything. Apart from that, the CD/DVD drive has been,well, pretty pointless really. I just don't use it that much any more. I get all my films online, and music too, if I'm moving information I either email it to myself or stick it on a memory stick (the USB ports are working fine, thank god). I've been meaning to move to Steam anyway, so it's gotten me wondering if the CD drive is going to go the same way as the floppy disc drive and just get phased out. Mirek, my netbook, doesn't have a CD drive at all.

So yeah, thoughts? (and if any of you know why my computer might have suddenly done this, I would like to know, if only to make sure it doesn't then forget how to boot up)
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Or rather, one which has forgotten how to read. CDs and DVDs, in fact.
I guess the problem is, beside the "MONOLITH! WTFBBQ ARE YOU DOING! and please please please don't get worse..." is that well, all I can think about is how little I'm going to miss it. I mean, beside the pain of having to flog all my games and buy them back on Steam (something I hope will not be too much of a pain because I've got a Dark elf warrior in Oblivion I really want to get back to), which as Steam is pretty cheap is going to be more annoying than anything. Apart from that, the CD/DVD drive has been,well, pretty pointless really. I just don't use it that much any more. I get all my films online, and music too, if I'm moving information I either email it to myself or stick it on a memory stick (the USB ports are working fine, thank god). I've been meaning to move to Steam anyway, so it's gotten me wondering if the CD drive is going to go the same way as the floppy disc drive and just get phased out. Mirek, my netbook, doesn't have a CD drive at all.

So yeah, thoughts? (and if any of you know why my computer might have suddenly done this, I would like to know, if only to make sure it doesn't then forget how to boot up)

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