1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    By they way I am serious about the LCD TV.
    09-11-2013 05:47 AM
  2. martinmc78's Avatar
    Well it took forever to get to 64 bit and I knew of that years before it became mainstream. I know that 128 bit processors are being used but like you said, we probably won't see if for some time.
    Quantum computing is another thing that's on the horizon - and graphene - now nokia haven't got to worry about phones maybe the investment they have in graphene R&D will start coming up with some interesting tech.
    09-11-2013 05:49 AM
  3. martinmc78's Avatar
    By they way I am serious about the LCD TV.
    But not about seeing the future - that would be a bit "woo" as you put it.
    09-11-2013 05:49 AM
  4. Muessig's Avatar
    Graphene is interesting. I've read that they can get 475 Ghz out of it, but haven't figured how to get the transistors to turn off.
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    09-11-2013 05:51 AM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    But not about seeing the future - that would be a bit "woo" as you put it.
    No, it's not woo. I'll explain. When I graduated way back in 1990 from college. I graduated with a diploma in electronic engineering. Anyway, Canada at the time was in a recession and the electronics field was changing (which is why I ended up in the electrical field). So very few options for work. Anyway, a major electronics firm came to our place to recruit a recent grad. The gave a presentation and we had to do a test (those that were interested) and they'd pick the top 6 people for a chat and then invite for a second test/interview. I made it to the 6 and I bombed the second test. Such is life.

    Anyway, that major company you probably heard of, their name is SHARP. Their presentation that they showed us had an LCD TV in it (described as a Liquid Crystal Display), I still remember it to this day, it stuck with me though not much else and I have very little doubt they had a working prototype at the time. Keep in mind this is pre 486 computers. Simple reality is that the RD side of things is miles ahead of the consumer market.
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    09-11-2013 05:56 AM
  6. LMZR's Avatar
    Woah, thats pretty damn interesting to hear about.

    Sharp doesn't appear to be as big as they once were.
    09-11-2013 06:19 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Woah, thats pretty damn interesting to hear about.

    Sharp doesn't appear to be as big as they once were.
    Sharp might not have invented LCD TVs but were the first to send one to market, from Wikipedia:

    Nevertheless, some experimentation with LCD televisions took place during this period. In 1988, Sharp Corporation introduced the first commercial LCD television, a 14" model.

    Apparently they were 'boutique' items but I'm pretty sure they had a bigger vision and they were for a time the top makers of LCD screens.
    09-11-2013 06:27 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    For the record I didn't know about that 14" LCD TV prior to reading that in Wikipedia. I was going by my memory. Also the one they showed in the video didn't have a bezel but was a large screen. When it turned off it just seemed to disappear.
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    09-11-2013 06:34 AM
  9. LMZR's Avatar
    For the record I didn't know about that 14" LCD TV prior to reading that in Wikipedia.
    I didn't even know a LCD screen was available in 1988!
    09-11-2013 06:36 AM
  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I didn't even know a LCD screen was available in 1988!
    There were earlier screens before that. I think they said 1983 the first commercial made one by Casio in Wiki. So they've been around for some time. Most people don't know that. I remember how expensive they were when the first ones for the general populace came out. I recall seeing $20-40,000 for them.
    09-11-2013 06:43 AM
  11. martinmc78's Avatar
    Casio - whatever happened to them?
    09-11-2013 06:56 AM
  12. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Casio - whatever happened to them?
    Still making calculators. Not sure of much else.
    09-11-2013 07:01 AM
  13. LMZR's Avatar
    Still making calculators. Not sure of much else.
    I thought they still made Watches.
    09-11-2013 07:13 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I thought they still made Watches.
    Oh yes I forgot about those. I'm sure there's clocks and maybe radios too.
    09-11-2013 07:16 AM
  15. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The one day of the year I get to wear jeans to work is coming at the end of the month! Woot! ..... My life is so sad... :(

    LOL!
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    09-11-2013 07:45 AM
  16. Chregu's Avatar
    The one day of the year I get to wear jeans to work is coming at the end of the month! Woot! ..... My life is so sad... :(

    LOL!
    What do you usually wear, underpants?
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    09-11-2013 07:49 AM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    What do you usually wear, underpants?
    I believe in wearing underpants, commando is a bit worrying, especially for a guy. I work in an office, so they say we have to wear 'office attire'. Thankfully a tie is not required. Unlike a lot of countries where the trend has changed some here in the UK it's still pushed as being 'properly' attired for work. Strangely it's mostly men who dress this way, there are a lot of ladies who appear to get away with more casual clothing.
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    09-11-2013 08:00 AM
  18. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I believe in wearing underpants, commando is a bit worrying, especially for a guy. I work in an office, so they say we have to wear 'office attire'. Thankfully a tie is not required. Unlike a lot of countries where the trend has changed some here in the UK it's still pushed as being 'properly' attired for work. Strangely it's mostly men who dress this way, there are a lot of ladies who appear to get away with more casual clothing.
    You put that tie on now!
    09-11-2013 08:08 AM
  19. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    You put that tie on now!
    Never! :P I don't deal with clients so no tie required. Talk to my manager if you want anything different. :P
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    09-11-2013 08:10 AM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Never! :P I don't deal with clients so no tie required. Talk to my manager if you want anything different. :P
    As long as you're not fit to be tied, you should be good.
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    09-11-2013 08:14 AM
  21. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Morning folks...

    So I went into the repair shop yesterday and got some laughs. They're a Pakistani family that does good work. Its two brothers and one of the brother's wives (the store owner) who work there. They all are very smart and knowledgeable about phones and repairs...i picked up a few tips from talking to them periodically.

    So I'm talking to the wife and she goes "Oh! A WINDOWS PHONE!" and rolls her eyes. Yes, she is an Android gal through and through, but her reason for not trying windows was she hated Windows Mobile and that was enough to not try WP.

    And wouldn't you know it being the hustlers they are, I saw a Lumia 920 is their display case for sale.

    MSFT has much work to do in changing perceptions like these.
    09-11-2013 08:24 AM
  22. martinmc78's Avatar
    Just been browsing on imore for sh*ts and giggles to gauge the reactions to the new models.

    I thought WP forums had enough OS apologists, but damn there are some deluded users over there.
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    09-11-2013 08:25 AM
  23. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    MSFT has much work to do in changing perceptions like these.
    The perception that people have of MS is their own fault unfortunately. They also have the other issue of major devs passing them by and us having to rely on 3rd party apps. From an outsider perspective that's not a positive sign an doesn't drive desire to own one of their devices. Some people don't mind being different, but most hate being the 'odd' one out. Especially the younger generation.
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    09-11-2013 08:29 AM
  24. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Just been browsing on imore for sh*ts and giggles to gauge the reactions to the new models.

    I thought WP forums had enough OS apologists, but damn there are some deluded users over there.
    Funny I did a little glance over there as well eariler and thought the same thing.
    09-11-2013 08:30 AM
  25. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I cannot completely knock Apple for the iPhone Scam they launched yesterday. I think they noticed that more and more people are holding onto the older models because of how good the brand is. So instead of giving people bits and pieces of the OS that fits each device's hardware, when they do updates, they're actually creating hardware minimums the "hard way" allowing for the full OS to get updated.

    It's still an iScam though. Haven't seen anything from Apple that made me regret selling my iPhone 4. I'm more excited about getting my 8X repaired...the folks in the repair shop were actually impressed by the parts I brought in. I like the light grey chosen by VZW for their employee edition 8X. Will post pictures once I get it back...😊
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    09-11-2013 08:33 AM
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