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Unified for Change

by Wintergreen at 5:25 AM
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What is the drawback to using a 32" TV for a monitor versus a computer monitor?

That is what I am tossing about as I look at the task of multi-tasking demands, none requiring such things as video editing or such.

Any thoughts?
by Wintergreen at 8:50 AM
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With the abundance of cloud storage services out there, which one do you use and why? Is it important to be able to sync files over different OS's?

I have been using Google Drive and Dropbox over the years and only now really need to have an ability to access, update and keep in sync, files from multiple devices and from various far flung locations.

Google Drive's big plus is the ability to update spreadsheets and other documents from the cloud based apps that are included.

Share what you use and why. Take the time to answer the poll.
by Wintergreen at 3:14 PM
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40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I still fall into a few word traps. (Not to mention a few cliché traps.)

Take the words "who" and "whom." I rarely use "whom" when I should -- even when spell check suggests "whom" I think it sounds pretentious. So I use "who."

And then I sound dumb.

Just like one misspelled word can get your resume tossed onto the "nope" pile, one incorrectly used word can negatively impact your entire message. Fairly or unfairly, it happens -- so let's make sure it doesn't happen to you.

Adverse and averse

Adverse means harmful or unfavorable: "Adverse market conditions caused the IPO to be poorly subscribed." Averse refers to feelings of dislike or opposition: "I was averse to paying $18 a share for a company that generates no...
by Manhunter at 7:22 PM
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In Hawaii, "the manapua man" is not just a person, or a snack truck but more of an icon to the islands. Many people have special memories of growing up and going to the manapua man after school, after work, or on the weekends. Unique to the islands the manapua man is something essential to making Hawaii

by Manhunter at 2:51 PM
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A Soccer Shootout Gone Bad

by Wintergreen at 9:06 AM
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I am looking at these various options and wondering what folks think. What are using and what do you like or dislike about them?

by griffonner at 7:29 AM
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CONTINUED FROM Part 2 (Photos now added)

The Monitor

Well, Lenovo, I waited from the announcement of your 4K smart monitor for a clear 10 months, and still no sign. Frankly, I couldn't wait any longer!

I had researched around, and was attracted to the idea of the 34" 21:9 ratio monitors that LG, AOC and Dell were bringing out. The resolution of these is not 4K, it is 3440 x 1440. A huge number of pixels for my no graphic card rig to drive. I haven't found one single person who had told of experience in using the AMD CPU A10 7850K Black Edition with either 4K screens or these 21:9 beasts.

The AMD specifications said that it would drive 4K at 25FPS, so I gambled that with fewer pixels at 3440 x 1440, it would as well if not better, and I bought the AOC version (U3477PQU)

I have it connected to the PC with the DVI-D...
by griffonner at 4:00 PM
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With the ISK600 case, there is only one fan position, and that is on the back. Unfortunately there is no dust filter. I do think that this is a shame with an otherwise really excellent product. Having said that, I suspect that an effective dust filter would further impede the flow of air into the case. I say 'further' because the radiator of the Corsair H60 obviously offers resistance to airflow - the main reason why I chose to go for the 'push-pull' fan arrangement.

The small area of ventilation holes on the side showing (above) is repeated on the opposite side, and there are also ventilation holes down the edges of the front panel. These are intended to be the exhaust/intake routes for air drawn into or pushed out of the case by the rear fan.

I chose to suck air into the case from the back, because the air then going through the water radiator would be cooler than blowing air...