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Alaric
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Alaric, can you do windows programming on a Mac?
No, why would you want to? You can do Cocoa programming with Objective C instead.

I don't see that they'll fall much further unless they become being subsidised like phones, but I fail to see the business model for that.

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Ooooh whilst there are two compsci people online, what do you think about Sony/Dell laptops? I'm not a programmer, so I just want high performance for multimedia (games, DVD playback etc), wireless stuff, and no problems with slowness or memory no matter how many programs I have open! I've always used a Windows environment (because I don't know better?! ) and I think i'd feel most comfortable with Windows...Hi, bte
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if you wanna play games and watch dvd's...don't get a laptop
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if you wanna play games and watch dvd's...don't get a laptop

lol well yes, but I haven't made the laptop/desktop decision yet, so IF I were to get a laptop, I want one that can (relatively) do that kind of stuff well...

I don't really want to lug a desktop about..Bleh, I dunno.
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not being able to play games or watch dvds does have the advantage of removing 2 of the many many ways you can try to procrastinate..
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not being able to play games or watch dvds does have the advantage of removing 2 of the many many ways you can try to procrastinate..

hehe True, but I could find many ways to procrastinate despite no DVD-player :p: :rolleyes:

Hmmm, actually I only need to watch DVDs on it, for I shall no-doubt bring my Xbox, boy-child that I am...Hmmm...
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Glad you had fun! Sorry about stupid trains! What's the gossip, anything I should be aware of before going back next term?

I've just had a reunion of my Mexico group in Nottingham, and we went to the Hard Rock Café. I always forget how expensive that place is, dammit!
Not sure about gossip, there was lots of flirting disguised at fighting though and I think were on at least the fourth page of quotes by the end! I've just finished work, hobbling round a bar for 5 hours hasn't helped the knees much, but sympathy meant I had free drinks all night! Tore my walking boots falling in the freak winds on Snowdon going to be expensive to repair. Where we stayed has been all over BBC Wales for it's flooding and gale force winds!

I think it's cool you're still having reunions, I've lost contact with half our group and the other half I speak to on a fairly regular basis. I think we might try and get together this summer for a week or so, I've demanded their fund raising help for GOLD!
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although consiredaboly less than has been widely reported
Hmmm. My sister secretly set it up to record without telling my parents - they weren't too happy when they found out

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Not sure about gossip, there was lots of flirting disguised at fighting though and I think were on at least the fourth page of quotes by the end! I've just finished work, hobbling round a bar for 5 hours hasn't helped the knees much, but sympathy meant I had free drinks all night! Tore my walking boots falling in the freak winds on Snowdon going to be expensive to repair. Where we stayed has been all over BBC Wales for it's flooding and gale force winds!
Hehe, I wonder who that can possibly have been? :rolleyes: Sounds like fun, I'm just a cripple at mountain walking so I would hate to drag you guys back. See you soon, I'm sure!
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dont you find it interesting that the adverts at the top of the page generated according to the content of the thread are all about rowing!
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are they? i've got ones on physics and maths coursework!!
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oh dear....maybe it's cleverly tailored to what you as an individual talk about most.....cos mine are all about rowing!
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if you wanna play games and watch dvd's...don't get a laptop
Why not? I do both of those on my 2001 toshiba laptop. It's getting on a bit but is the best computer I've ever had, and I'll definitely be taking it to uni.

Maybe you mean the batteries won't last that long if you're gaming or playing dvds, but 99% of the time it's going to be plugged in, right?
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well it depends whether you are watching dvd's with mates or not! laptop screens are such that there is only a small angle where the screen contrast is acceptable, with a decent machine (or just a decent monitor) then dvd's are much more enjoyable.
Playing games is also not a good idea on laptops because of the ergonomics. If you plan to have a heavy game playing session you will KILL your wrists...i did so in one day where I was incredibly bored so played on a laptop all day, after which I had my wrists in supporting sleeves for 3 days
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well it depends whether you are watching dvd's with mates or not! laptop screens are such that there is only a small angle where the screen contrast is acceptable, with a decent machine (or just a decent monitor) then dvd's are much more enjoyable.
Playing games is also not a good idea on laptops because of the ergonomics. If you plan to have a heavy game playing session you will KILL your wrists...i did so in one day where I was incredibly bored so played on a laptop all day, after which I had my wrists in supporting sleeves for 3 days

yes, and you have to get a proper mouse or you won't be able to play minesweeper quickly.

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oh dear....maybe it's cleverly tailored to what you as an individual talk about most.....cos mine are all about rowing!

since when have i expressed an interest in physics and maths?! :confused: they're mixing me up with camford and alaric
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well it depends whether you are watching dvd's with mates or not! laptop screens are such that there is only a small angle where the screen contrast is acceptable, with a decent machine (or just a decent monitor) then dvd's are much more enjoyable.
Playing games is also not a good idea on laptops because of the ergonomics. If you plan to have a heavy game playing session you will KILL your wrists...i did so in one day where I was incredibly bored so played on a laptop all day, after which I had my wrists in supporting sleeves for 3 days
But you could just get a cheap large crt if you wanted one that much, or use the tv out socket - having to lug a desktop to and from uni would be a real pain. I don't really see how a crt would be better, unless you're at a 45 angle to the screen.

If your wrists got that sore, you should have stopped! having a desktop wouldn' t help that much anyway.

I always use a real mouse - touchpads are just annoying if you're not typing!
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since when have i expressed an interest in physics and maths?! :confused: they're mixing me up with camford and alaric
On this page I get revision courses in Oxford or Sheffield. Do you think they do a 'part 2 compsci for dummies' revision course?

Next you guys will be saying it's acceptable to watch films with the laptop speakers :rolleyes:

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On this page I get revision courses in Oxford or Sheffield. Do you think they do a 'part 2 compsci for dummies' revision course?

Next you guys will be saying it's acceptable to watch films with the laptop speakers :rolleyes:

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Now that's out of line! :p: I have proper speakers and a subwoofer with my laptop, so there!!
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Now that's out of line! :p: I have proper speakers and a subwoofer with my laptop, so there!!
PC speakers or hifi speakers?

When I was sharing a room over the summer I had a sound out with my friend and my 2 small hifi speakers cained the hell out of his expensive small pc speakers and sub.

It is annoying only having two speakers though, if I had a proper sub i'd probably ruin my neighbours' lives though.

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well i admit lugging my pc system to uni is a bit of a challenge, but it's worth it. I have a very powerful machine for a reasonable price, a sweet sweet TFT monitor and a 5.1 surround sound system with uber bass from the sub woofer
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