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by Mincewind
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Algorithm for friends on your Facebook profile?
Replies: 4
Views: 6854

Re: Algorithm for friends on your Facebook profile?

What an intelligent and erudite observation, and one with such an incisive topical comment appended onto it! I applaud you, Sir, and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter!
by Mincewind
Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Algorithm for friends on your Facebook profile?
Replies: 4
Views: 6854

Algorithm for friends on your Facebook profile?

So yeah, does anyone have any idea about the nature of the algorithm that determines which 10 friends Facebook chooses to display on your profile? It certainly isn't random every visit, as multiple refreshes simply result in the order of the friends being shuffled. Now, facebook itself has mentioned...
by Mincewind
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 380w PSU
Replies: 1
Views: 625

380w PSU

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Antec-NSK-3480-Micro-ATX-Tower-Case-with-80Plus-380W-EarthWatts-PSU-4-drive-bays-120mm-fan I've been looking at this case, seems to be pretty good value. However the 380W PSU raises some concern. Would this PSU be able to support an ATI 5770, an Athlon II 250 and 4gb 8...
by Mincewind
Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Motherboards with onboard graphics
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Re: Motherboards with onboard graphics

So simply booting with the GPU connected up is all it takes? Fair enough, that's quite a bit simpler than I thought. Thanks.
by Mincewind
Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Motherboards with onboard graphics
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Motherboards with onboard graphics

I'm possibly going to build a computer, but while looking at motherboards, I notice a lot of them have onboard graphics. Obviously I don't intend to use it, but I'm just wondering how difficult it would be to disable them in a build from scratch, because many of these motherboards are otherwise perf...
by Mincewind
Fri May 14, 2010 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 198385

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

I... feel compelled to post. I think there's a term for this - 'Eargasm'. Anyway my eargasm would be when Guy Garvey sings the lyric 'Darling is this love?' in Starlings, just before the horns kick in. It kind of sends a shiver down my spine. Elbow seem to be really good at producing that sort of mo...
by Mincewind
Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Computer Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1298

Re: New Computer Advice

The site I'm using, crystech.co.uk, doesn't let me have the option of downgrading to a phenom II x2. So what I need to know is, is the Phenom x4 9650 better than the alternative you suggested? If it is, I'll be happy in not needing to change anything, however if it isn't good enough for modern gamin...
by Mincewind
Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Computer Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1298

Re: New Computer Advice

Out of interest, how good a processor is the Phenom x4 9650? Because if it's a badly outdated processor that won't play modern games for too long, I'd have to choose a different option. However if it's not a bad processor that can do it's job to a reasonable standard, then I could instead invest the...
by Mincewind
Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Computer Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1298

Re: New Computer Advice

There's literally no reason to get 32-bit Windows 7 unless you're on 32-bit hardware, which you're not, or have some exceptionally obscure bit of hardware that doesn't have 64-bit drivers, which I doubt is the case. Yes, this is as I thought, I was only really posting it for a second opinion, so th...
by Mincewind
Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Computer Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1298

New Computer Advice

I'm considering buying a new computer (and I am BUYING it, as it stands I don't have the time to go building anything) and I've found a deal I quite like the look of, but I need a critique so I'm sure. It's from crystech.co.uk, a little known website selling custom built PCs. I have some friends who...

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