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by Johnmcl7
05 Dec 2018, 02:00
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 952
Views: 55924

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Robbo! The only techpond birthday I generally remember...
by Johnmcl7
15 Oct 2018, 00:30
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: Dear Blog V XV - the blog strikes back
Replies: 1388
Views: 56623

Dear Blog V XV - the blog strikes back

Dear Blog, I was about to post something about batteries then realised it was exactly the same as I'd posted above so I'll skip doing it again... Absolutely atrocious weather here yesterday so a good day to unload new IT equipment (2.1 tons work with a couple of new loaded racks) but surprisingly go...
by Johnmcl7
11 Oct 2018, 17:52
Forum: Laptops
Topic: New Alienware M15 - an ultrabook from Alienware?
Replies: 4
Views: 227

New Alienware M15 - an ultrabook from Alienware?

People don't want machines to be big and heavy but if you're going to have a machine with a lot of performance then it's a necessity - I would absolutely love a thin and light gaming machine if it was possible but there's just no way you can fit high TDP parts like these in such a small chassis with...
by Johnmcl7
10 Oct 2018, 23:13
Forum: Laptops
Topic: New Alienware M15 - an ultrabook from Alienware?
Replies: 4
Views: 227

New Alienware M15 - an ultrabook from Alienware?

I don't really understand putting a lot of high power parts in a very thin and light laptop, I occasionally toy with the idea of an AW13 or AW15 when I've seen them on the outlet reduced but despite them having much larger cooling systems they have loud fans and run hot. The idea of fitting those sa...
by Johnmcl7
30 Aug 2018, 22:24
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: Dear Blog V XV - the blog strikes back
Replies: 1388
Views: 56623

Dear Blog V XV - the blog strikes back

Dear Blog, That's really frustrating you can't get a proper battery and seems an increasingly common problem now as even if original batteries are still available they may have been manufactured the same time as the original battery and won't last the long. I guess on the plus side though the newer ...
by Johnmcl7
14 Aug 2018, 01:14
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: What TV series have you watched?
Replies: 451
Views: 23357

What TV series have you watched?

Well finally watched the second series of Luke Cage and thought it was pretty poor, it starts off slow, never really builds up and then fizzles out at the end. I thought Mariah Stokes/Dillard was just awful and given how much she's in the series that's a real frustration. Her daughter spearh...
by Johnmcl7
24 Jul 2018, 00:27
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: This years cycling challenge...
Replies: 9
Views: 495

This years cycling challenge...

I think you'll find a century on the road bike relatively easy given you've done much tougher endurance runs on the mountain bike. I find the mountain bike can be challenging for long cycles as it's hard work to keep it going (although I do run very low pressures) which makes it tougher as you get t...
by Johnmcl7
30 Jun 2018, 00:11
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: What TV series have you watched?
Replies: 451
Views: 23357

What TV series have you watched?

The ghost nation episode was definitely the highlight for me as well I thought the actor was extremely good particularly when he finds his wife in cold storage and can't revive her it actually felt quite upsetting and made you forget these are just machines. I also liked that it filled in some o...
by Johnmcl7
27 Jun 2018, 18:52
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: What TV series have you watched?
Replies: 451
Views: 23357

What TV series have you watched?

Don't forget you have the Punisher as well! Pacing is a real issue with these series and I feel it's getting worse as I thought the Punisher and second series of Jessica Jones were particularly slow going. I did think initially these Marvel TV series were very good aside from some oddities (particul...
by Johnmcl7
22 Jun 2018, 23:21
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: What TV series have you watched?
Replies: 451
Views: 23357

What TV series have you watched?

I've been keeping an eye out for Archer on Netflix but it's not appeared yet. Although I'm not sure about the second series of Westworld I will admit I'm keen to see what happens on Monday and been freeze framing the trailer to try and pick out details. I'm guessing the black bars the same as th...
by Johnmcl7
20 Jun 2018, 01:35
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What you playing at the minute?
Replies: 1125
Views: 83510

What you playing at the minute?

With the reduction in the Xbox Game Pass to £23 for six months I thought it was a good chance to give it a go as I was looking at buying Super Lucky's tale for £12 plus it supports the play anywhere titles so I could play a few of them on the PC. However I didn't play Halo Wars 2, Sea of Thieves or ...
by Johnmcl7
20 Jun 2018, 00:47
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: What TV series have you watched?
Replies: 451
Views: 23357

What TV series have you watched?

Aside from Westworld I'm not really watching much on the moment and was randomly browsing Netflix and thinking I've not been watching much on there for a while, any recommendations for new series?

John
by Johnmcl7
13 Jun 2018, 01:21
Forum: The Salmon Pond
Topic: What TV series have you watched?
Replies: 451
Views: 23357

What TV series have you watched?

The Sens8 finale is up on Netflix now which feels much like Serenity as it finishes the Sens8 storyline but obviously it has to abandon all the carefully built up plots and focus on the secretive nasty agency one. However accepting that there were going to be more series it's definitely good to have...
by Johnmcl7
11 Jun 2018, 23:11
Forum: Other Technology
Topic: Intel show off 28 core processor at 5ghz
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Intel show off 28 core processor at 5ghz

I can't see any function for these processors for gaming PC's or consumers apart from for boasting, it's easy enough for both companies to effectively rebadge their server processors. I don't see what Intel was doing is any worse than AMD as both are pointless products aimed at getting headlines. Th...
by Johnmcl7
10 Jun 2018, 22:46
Forum: Other Technology
Topic: Intel show off 28 core processor at 5ghz
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Intel show off 28 core processor at 5ghz

There's been a lot of criticism of what is just a publicity stunt but I quite like it for how ridiculous it is: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12907/we-got-a-sneak-peak-on-intels-28core-all-you-need-to-know Although Intel is promising a Q4 release for this processor it seems unlikely, what it appear...

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