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Unified for Change

Nov
23
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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 nought the AOC version (U3477PQU)

I have it connected to the PC with the DVI-D...
Nov
14
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(CONTINUED FROM PART 1)

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...
Oct
27
by RobbieFritz at 6:07 AM
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Florida debates cutting state in half due to a perception or the reality that the higher elevation section of the state doesn't care about the lower portion.

Read the article linked below and let's discuss.

Oct
27
by RobbieFritz at 5:54 AM
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I would like to repost something from LinkedIn.

Oct
26
by RobbieFritz at 8:43 AM
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What are your thoughts on the ebola scare that is being sensationalized in the media today? I have heard some interesting comments for opinion writers regarding the present push towards isolation versus a full blown effort to tackle the issue at its source.

One was recently published in the Baltimore Sun by Robert Reich (link here). I tend to agree that first efforts should be to contain the problem in Africa because as more become infected, the threat to the rest of us will only increase exponentially.

You?
Oct
25
by RobbieFritz at 8:59 AM
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Jon Gomm's latest album is Secrets Nobody Keeps. Here is him playing a track off the album, Passionflower.



http://jongomm.com/home
Oct
23
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The 12

It seemed like easy money. The guy was clearly guilty. Another jury had already convicted him. This was just a civil trial, just about money. All they had to do was show up, listen to the attorneys and find him guilty. Even the lawyers seemed like they were from central casting.

The plaintiff’s attorney; “Slick Rick” was well spoken, well dressed, smooth, a typical “shark” He was well organized, had his facts readily at hand, a model of efficiency. He spoke clearly and was to the point. His client cried at the right times and looked appropriately sad. Pain and suffering dripped off her, almost too well.

She was the youngest daughter of the woman the defendant was accused of killing. He had also “allegedly” killed her older sister. They had all lived together at one time and at the time of their deaths all had lived in neighboring houses on the same plot of land. Oddly enough she was a lawyer herself having recently graduated and passed...​
Oct
11
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