1. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    ok going to take a stab at being an analyst

    "10K post mark to fall 24th October 2013"

    With the popularity of the internet growing and the steadfast support of some windows phone users I foresee the 10K posts mark on the WPcentral forums 10K post challenge being broken around the 24th October.

    With input from a hardy bunch of users they are averaging 600 posts a week, an astounding feat by any means many of them using the third place phone OS to make posts via an app. (windows phone has apps!! who knew??) They have quickly burned through the 1K and 5K challenges and the pace now seems unrelenting with a daily mish-mash of random conversations, tech talk and comedy from a bunch of users that obviously have nothing better to do.

    Regular posters often make the Top posters list on the WPC website purely by adding single word posts like "Cake". While some may see this as shameless post boosting there is method to the madness here in the forum and no one can really argue that there is ever a poor excuse for cake. Post boosting also occurs in a lull during the day where one person will seemingly take the challenge by the horns and post multiple times with the most random comments purely to illicit a reaction or a few laughs from other forum members. Other post boosting occurs daily with the phrase "good morning" and appears multiple times from multiple users, it seems like one person copying another for sure but it does all add to the post count.

    With the effort these guys are currently showing there doesn't seem to be a lot to stop them.
    Analysis 8-)
    09-05-2013 04:11 AM
  2. martinmc78's Avatar
    Well just found out that something I've been working for over a month just got binned. Woot! That was fun. :/
    Hate it when that happens - although its normally changes for me - scourge of the computer age - there were never as many alterations to projects when everything was done on a drawing board.
    09-05-2013 04:15 AM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Hate it when that happens - although its normally changes for me - scourge of the computer age - there were never as many alterations to projects when everything was done on a drawing board.
    True. I never had to use a board professionally, thankfully, though I did learn drafting on a board. What I was doing was sort of a side thing happening due to possible complications. There was always the possibility of it not going forward, so I sort of knew that. Still annoying.
    09-05-2013 04:20 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Hate it when that happens - although its normally changes for me - scourge of the computer age - there were never as many alterations to projects when everything was done on a drawing board.
    The constant change culture is rampant on this project. It's starting to be reined in finally.
    09-05-2013 04:21 AM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Hey look a positive article for the MS-Nokia deal! Why Microsoft Was Not Stupid To Buy Nokia's Phones - Forbes

    However, if I read one more article that states 'with the decline of the PC ' I think my head will explode. It's decline in upgrading constantly, not the F'in PC! I'm sure the mobile industry will suffer this eventually, then will people start saying 'with the decline in mobile products...'
    09-05-2013 04:33 AM
  6. martinmc78's Avatar
    Hey look a positive article for the MS-Nokia deal! Why Microsoft Was Not Stupid To Buy Nokia's Phones - Forbes

    However, if I read one more article that states 'with the decline of the PC ' I think my head will explode. It's decline in upgrading constantly, not the F'in PC! I'm sure the mobile industry will suffer this eventually, then will people start saying 'with the decline in mobile products...'

    Im on a one man mission to revive the PC market - Anyone want a custom built Windows 8 touchscreen coffee table?

    Everyone should have one in their living room - not only is it a functional piece of furniture, its a design statement and pushes Microsofts vision of computers in the home.

    Well that's my angle anyway...
    09-05-2013 04:41 AM
  7. LMZR's Avatar
    In other news we have nice weather.
    We had really nice weather yesterday, and today was terrible!
    09-05-2013 04:56 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Im on a one man mission to revive the PC market - Anyone want a custom built Windows 8 touchscreen coffee table?

    Everyone should have one in their living room - not only is it a functional piece of furniture, its a design statement and pushes Microsofts vision of computers in the home.

    Well that's my angle anyway...
    You should go after the cafe market first. Get them off their iPhones and bring in touch screen tables. :)
    09-05-2013 04:57 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    We had really nice weather yesterday, and today was terrible!
    I forget what part of Australia you're in but if memory serves it's in the southern part? Which means bad weather is the norm. :P
    09-05-2013 04:58 AM
  10. LMZR's Avatar
    I forget what part of Australia you're in but if memory serves it's in the southern part? Which means bad weather is the norm. :P
    Yep, i live in south east victoria.

    I want to see the sun again! :(
    09-05-2013 05:11 AM
  11. LMZR's Avatar
    Im on a one man mission to revive the PC market - Anyone want a custom built Windows 8 touchscreen coffee table?

    Everyone should have one in their living room - not only is it a functional piece of furniture, its a design statement and pushes Microsofts vision of computers in the home.

    Well that's my angle anyway...
    That is seriously one of the most awesome ideas i've ever heard.

    I'd pay a lot of money for a Windows 8 touch screen coffee table! :D
    09-05-2013 05:12 AM
  12. LMZR's Avatar
    I tried to get Six Guns on my 520, as i played it on my iPod Touch and my brothers iPad and really enjoyed it.

    I have 1.6GB free and it says i cannot install it. Can someone confirm how much space does it take up?
    09-05-2013 05:15 AM
  13. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Im on a one man mission to revive the PC market - Anyone want a custom built Windows 8 touchscreen coffee table?

    Everyone should have one in their living room - not only is it a functional piece of furniture, its a design statement and pushes Microsofts vision of computers in the home.

    Well that's my angle anyway...
    ^The ORIGINAL Microsoft Surface.
    09-05-2013 05:18 AM
  14. martinmc78's Avatar
    That is seriously one of the most awesome ideas i've ever heard.

    I'd pay a lot of money for a Windows 8 touch screen coffee table! :D
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    Im taking orders for design and builds - already got 3 on my books :o)
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    09-05-2013 05:18 AM
  15. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Im on a one man mission to revive the PC market - Anyone want a custom built Windows 8 touchscreen coffee table?

    Everyone should have one in their living room - not only is it a functional piece of furniture, its a design statement and pushes Microsofts vision of computers in the home.

    Well that's my angle anyway...
    ^The ORIGINAL Microsoft Surface.

    (Fun fact: the original Surface is now PixelSense: Welcome to Microsoft PixelSense)
    09-05-2013 05:22 AM
  16. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Im taking orders for design and builds - already got 3 on my books :o)
    Good concept. It wouldn't go very well in my place. I think the fans and the lights are a bit over the top for me. :P

    On a more serious note (engineering comments comming): Considering the air volume you have in those areas are those fans really necessary? Did you do a heat study? Taking a stab you would probably only need air vents and maybe a small fan.
    09-05-2013 05:33 AM
  17. martinmc78's Avatar
    Good concept. It wouldn't go very well in my place. I think the fans and the lights are a bit over the top for me. :P

    On a more serious note (engineering comments comming): Considering the air volume you have in those areas are those fans really necessary? Did you do a heat study? Taking a stab you would probably only need air vents and maybe a small fan.
    Well the lights aren't really necessary - plus ive got grey tinted glass on top now so the lights are all more subdues.

    As for the airflow question - I chose fans that big for a couple of reasons.
    1. Bigger fans means more airflow at a lower RPM. At the moment I can keep the fans at 300rpm and not have the any of the temperatures for the board, cpu or gpu increase by more than 5 degrees under heavy load - none of the core temps go above 40deg. Having the fans that low makes It practically silent even under load.
    2. Also allows for a bit of future proofing I intend to add another GPU and crossfire them and bump up the ram to 32gb at some point. I would expect that even with the fans at 500rpm which is still relatively quiet the core temps will continue to stay low.
    09-05-2013 05:43 AM
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    Im taking orders for design and builds - already got 3 on my books :o)
    Daymn, It would cost tons, but i have no plans to buy one at the time. :)

    Looks pretty epic! :D
    09-05-2013 05:55 AM
  19. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Well the lights aren't really necessary - plus ive got grey tinted glass on top now so the lights are all more subdues.

    As for the airflow question - I chose fans that big for a couple of reasons.
    1. Bigger fans means more airflow at a lower RPM. At the moment I can keep the fans at 300rpm and not have the any of the temperatures for the board, cpu or gpu increase by more than 5 degrees under heavy load - none of the core temps go above 40deg. Having the fans that low makes It practically silent even under load.
    2. Also allows for a bit of future proofing I intend to add another GPU and crossfire them and bump up the ram to 32gb at some point. I would expect that even with the fans at 500rpm which is still relatively quiet the core temps will continue to stay low.
    It's hard tell from the pictures the exact size of things. In one instance it looks like there's a good air volume but from another it just looks a little larger than a PC case. What's the card in the other side of the table?

    Typically when you're dealing with cooling you take into consideration a few things. I've worked with electrical cabinet cooling and with high powered electronics so have some knowledge. I was curious if the extra air volume you have and the fact that the power supply and other heat creating components is in a different section might have been enough to reduce the requirement of the size of fans or remove the need entirely since you basically have a lot of ventilation there. Since most PC cases are fairly tight large fans are need to move the hot air out quickly. In this instance, just going by the pics, I don't see the need.

    Mind you the fans blowing on you in the winter time may create a nice heater. :P
    09-05-2013 06:03 AM
  20. Chregu's Avatar
    Mac OS X just has so much wasted screen space. And there are so many stupid things I probably find only stupid because I don't know better.

    But next week I'll get my own Windows machine. Soon, soon.
    09-05-2013 06:05 AM
  21. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    In other news, there's this:

    Nokia is dead, Newkia rises from its ashes | ZDNet

    I wonder if Nokia can sue them because the name sounds too close to theirs.
    09-05-2013 06:05 AM
  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Mac OS X just has so much wasted screen space. And there are so many stupid things I probably find only stupid because I don't know better.

    But next week I'll get my own Windows machine. Soon, soon.
    I've never used a Mac so have absolutely no idea. I know most Mac owners love their comptuers though.
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    09-05-2013 06:07 AM
  23. martinmc78's Avatar
    It's hard tell from the pictures the exact size of things. In one instance it looks like there's a good air volume but from another it just looks a little larger than a PC case. What's the card in the other side of the table?

    Typically when you're dealing with cooling you take into consideration a few things. I've worked with electrical cabinet cooling and with high powered electronics so have some knowledge. I was curious if the extra air volume you have and the fact that the power supply and other heat creating components is in a different section might have been enough to reduce the requirement of the size of fans or remove the need entirely since you basically have a lot of ventilation there. Since most PC cases are fairly tight large fans are need to move the hot air out quickly. In this instance, just going by the pics, I don't see the need.

    Mind you the fans blowing on you in the winter time may create a nice heater. :P
    They are 200mm fans.

    I probably didn't need them but the truth of the matter is I wanted an excuse to buy a touchscreen fan controller :P

    Oh and the board on the other side is an xbox 360.
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    09-05-2013 06:17 AM
  24. martinmc78's Avatar
    In other news, there's this:

    Nokia is dead, Newkia rises from its ashes | ZDNet

    I wonder if Nokia can sue them because the name sounds too close to theirs.
    They cant sue over the name - but its incredibly arrogant of that guy to think he can just take nokia employees and recreate nokia phones. He will end up throwing millions of dollars in patent licensing at Microsoft. As a startup he has nothing.
    09-05-2013 06:26 AM
  25. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    They cant sue over the name - but its incredibly arrogant of that guy to think he can just take nokia employees and recreate nokia phones. He will end up throwing millions of dollars in patent licensing at Microsoft. As a startup he has nothing.
    Well I highly doubt he'll make the exact same phones as Nokia, that would be a stupid move. Though it's getting harder to come up with new designs for phones and tablets. Will be interesting to see if anything comes of it. If the quality is good and the price is right they could possibly sell well.
    09-05-2013 06:36 AM
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