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Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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That's not a wqerty keyboard . What were they thinking?

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Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Kidney Stone posted:

Might be because that's a French keyboard layout?

I never before thought I would pity the french.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Blue Square posted:

gently caress me, teletext still exists? Now I've seen everything, in the UK it was useful for having an accurate TV guide given the issues with last minute program changes but everything about it was absolutely awful. I have to admit it was kind of cool (for five minutes) to browse if you were off school sick to see how inventive some pages were but still, how on earth in the age of having the internet available on demand across multiple platforms is that even still alive?

I don't have a computer and a tv in the same room, it's a quick and easy way of looking up whats on TV and news/weather.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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ZanderZ posted:

Why the hell don't they just make a touchscreen gaming tablet? I play mobile FIFA more than I play PS3 FIFA and the only downside to a touch screen, analog stick (vs a physical analog controller) is when my hands get too sweaty.

I thought the Vita was touch screen on both sides.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Aphrodite posted:

No it's because the games are $1.


That's also how you hold the Vita.

And the PSP, actually.

What's wrong with your fingers?

The difference between vita and ipad in Denmark is a factor 10. It just makes no sense to buy a Vita.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Iacen posted:

Unless of course you want to play games like Gravity Rush, the MGS collection and the Vita-enabled catalogue of PSP-games

Which will still cost me a boatload of money compared to smartphone games.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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I for one would like to see a graph of cooling efficiency of water versus air cooled.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Yes they do. When the heat has gone from the CPU into the water what do you think cools the water?

It's a fan.

Unless you're boiling off the water but that might be too much for the electronics.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Jedit posted:

Guild Wars 2 costs 50 for a digital download and 30 for a physical copy. Do you understand it now?

Also, a lot of people still burn their own CDs and DVDs.

I understand even less now. A download should be cheaper.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Chocolate Teapot posted:

Only Sony could be so devious!

I mean, seriously?

This is what they did.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Mu Zeta posted:

I can't name a specific European country but I remember reading a bunch of complaints when a website (giantbomb.com) was offering memberships but only accepted credit card. A whole bunch of people from Europe bitched and said they needed to offer Paypal because credit cards aren't as common over there. Maybe they are from some smaller country like Slovenia, i don't know.

Sometimes I do feel like we're in the stone age in the US when I see old people paying with a check. It's incredibly rare though. I don't carry cash ever and use my card for everything. The only time a check is needed today is for paying rent.

Credit cards are very uncommon, debit cards however are not.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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larrystorch posted:

I worked with ancient CNC lathes (1988 vintage) that used tape readers and to save space, they omitted the decimal point in the code. 1.0023" = 10023.

That really is one of the worst places to save space.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Farbtoner posted:

In retrospect it is pretty ridiculous that we spent decades sitting in front of what was effectively a giant ray gun at work and at home.
You're still doing it but producing the 'rays' in a different manner.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Donkwich posted:

Are door locks banned where you live?

No mum just took all the keys .

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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The danish parliament still has one.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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step aside posted:

What is steampunk sex anyway, do you use steam powered condoms?

Victorian view on sex ie. nothing.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Mr. Flunchy posted:

I know it's a pretty stupid question - but why the hell is it apparently so difficult to build a sensible, reliable train?



It doesn't have to be. The Danish IC3 series has been in service for 15 years and going strong. Made by Bombardier Transportation in the late 80's and introduced in 1991 and still going strong. Together with the S-trains they form the backbone of Danish rail transportation. The best bit though is that they are made for comfort as seen in the interior:

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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It also allows for quicker recovery in case of a terminal crapping itself. I work with a standard laptop but all the files in a strange state of being both on my laptop and the server. I've no clue how it works but it's marvelous.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Did you have to turn the Video2000 tape around to get the other side like a cassette tape?

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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DicktheCat posted:


Half seriously, though, kind of gently caress smartphones. They suck as phones, but they play cute games and work as an mp3 player, so eh. I kind of don't like the touchscreens,though. I can call on a regular phone without looking, while I misdial half the time on a smartphone while trying very carefully to call someone. I even have tiny little fingers, so what the hell.

What's it like living in the twilight zone?

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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KozmoNaut posted:

I've just ordered a Kobo eReader Glo (it has the same frontlight tech as the Kindle Paperwhite), since e-ink devices have reached an acceptable price level to me. I tried reading ebooks on my tablet and on my phone, but it just doesn't work all that well. E-ink really is something you have to see in real life to appreciate the benefits, it's hard to show it off otherwise.

The only convincing image I can think of would be a comparison between a tablet and a kindle in bright sunlight.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Inspector_666 posted:

Swipe is the only way to type, dude.

But does it work with any language besides american english?

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Horace posted:

I'll accept that manual gearboxes are almost obsolete now that modern automatics have reduced or removed the economy and performance penalties of a traditional auto, but they're still hideously complicated pieces of machinery compared to a manual box and I don't expect them to ever replace manuals across the board.

Electric cars don't have gears at all so soon it'll all be for naught.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Then a war we shall have since petrol prices and reserves are only going to go one way.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Geoj posted:

Most electric cars have a single reduction gear between the motor and the drive wheels, but you are correct that they don't have "gears" in the traditional sense of a multi-geared transmission.

It will probably be a long time coming before purely EVs replace ICE and parallel gasoline/electric hybrid powered cars.

The same is true for hydrogen cars which again, near future thing.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Do you also have to stand in the toilet to shower? We may have a similar apartment.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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This is very recent history by the way. My father, who is 60, had a shared toilet in the courtyard. This was in the late 60's.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Glorious People's republic?

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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South Korea exclusively uses Internet Explorer for online banking. It's literally the law.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Sir_Substance posted:

If there is a god, obsolete technology soon: aeroplane mode.

Airplane mode will stick around. In future when your kids ask why the 'turn off all radios' symbol is an airplane you'll get to tell stories. Ditto about the save symbol.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Pham Nuwen posted:

I don't know what's wrong with just writing "save" on the button, there's nothing worse than trying to guess what the gently caress that little 25x25 scribble is supposed to represent.

It works fine in the world where everyone is american and speaks gods favorite language.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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dissss posted:

SCART still took less space than the 5x RCA connectors needed for component video + stereo audio

Not that this was ever an issue since any CRT tv would be huge.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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I don't think 1950s america put much thought into how their houses should be recycled.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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I went through the 80's one and you can feel the moment Nutrasweet was demonized.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Couldn't you replace it with a DAC and then whatever your favorite digital connector is?

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Industrial chemists call it "inspirational"

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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The us very much is behind the times. I believe banking software written in cobol is to blame.

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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Jerry Cotton posted:

My brother's rear end in a top hat boss once paid him his wages in 500 notes. He was loving destitute despite having a few grand in his wallet.

Has no one told him about banks?

Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

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I have a more pressing question: Why singe payed in cash at all? Are you in Greece?

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Lowen SoDium posted:

Hard to call the OG Xbox a success, at least financially. Microsoft lost money, hand-over-fist on that console.

They didn't profit finacially but they got the in they wanted in the console business.

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