1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Just lambasted nokia uk and windows phone uk on twitter - saying how do you expect to get more marketshare with no marketing or availability for a phone on a launch day
    Nokia UK are doing an exclusive exhibition in Shoreditch for the 1020. That's like iPhone central there.... :P

    It's on between 13-21 at the Nicholls & Clarke Building.

    #nokiaweberbailey
    09-12-2013 05:49 AM
  2. Muessig's Avatar
    Not sure. I've tried a couple of meetups before and they never worked out well. What would be considered 'central' in the UK? I think regional would work a bit better due to distances.
    It's just an idea... I'm guessing around the Birmingham area would be fairly central for England... what were previous meetups like - what did you do and what went wrong?
    09-12-2013 05:51 AM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I want to know how it handles application!
    Me too. Very interested in this as my next tablet.
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    09-12-2013 05:57 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    It's just an idea... I'm guessing around the Birmingham area would be fairly central for England... what were previous meetups like - what did you do and what went wrong?
    The meetups I've been to were different and in both this country and others.

    Just in general you end up with some weird people sometimes. I've rushed to some and then find out that few people turned up. I find with meetups people seem eager then you get closer to the day and then you end up with 2-6 people. :P This not just the UK, it happens everywhere.

    Venue is very important as you can end up splitting the group up too much and you end up isolating people and it makes it difficult to talk to other people or mingle well. This has happened on more than one occasion.

    Having food options is good, even if it's just snacks as you do get the munchies but be clear to tell people before hand that is what is available only. I went to one once where we were under the impression there was going to be a dinner and it turned out to be a snack venue instead. The people were total party people we found out as well. Not that I have a problem with that but I rather know before hand what I'm getting into. I'm a little older too so partying isn't exactly my thing.

    On a personal note, when meetups are in pubs or loud places I have trouble hearing, I have tinnitus due to working in a manufacturing area early in life and not wearing hearing protection, that's my problem to deal with. I may come across loud myself but not purposely. Also loud places make it hard to talk to one another if that's your main purpose.

    Not to bum people out, this is just experience talking. LOL!
    09-12-2013 06:07 AM
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    09-12-2013 06:16 AM
  6. Chregu's Avatar
    I've talked to a friend in IT, and he recommended to choose a computer with a big tower. So I looked what is available there and found this:

    https://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetai...Artikel=276801

    A second 2 TB hard-disc, 128 GB more on the SSD, 1 GB more on the graphics card and expandable for the same price. Much less cute though...
    09-12-2013 06:44 AM
  7. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I've talked to a friend in IT, and he recommended to choose a computer with a big tower. So I looked what is available there and found this:

    https://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetai...Artikel=276801

    A second 2 TB hard-disc, 128 GB more on the SSD, 1 GB more on the graphics card and expandable for the same price. Much less cute though...
    Cuteness doesn't matter!
    09-12-2013 06:48 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    That Usman Mubashir guy is posting the link to his article everywhere. If I report his post will they get rid of the troll?
    09-12-2013 06:48 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I've talked to a friend in IT, and he recommended to choose a computer with a big tower. So I looked what is available there and found this:

    https://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetai...Artikel=276801

    A second 2 TB hard-disc, 128 GB more on the SSD, 1 GB more on the graphics card and expandable for the same price. Much less cute though...
    Do you have pictures of both? If there's pictures at that site they're not showing on my work computer.

    Also, size of case is not as important as airflow. As long as you have proper ventilation and cooling effect that's the most important. You could have a large case that traps heat for example and a smaller case that has fantastic ventilation. The smaller will perform better.
    09-12-2013 06:53 AM
  10. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Just wondered... if WPC had a UK meetup sometime at a place that was fairly central, would anyone be interested?
    I wouldn't mind depending on the area.
    09-12-2013 06:54 AM
  11. Chregu's Avatar
    Do you have pictures of both? If there's pictures at that site they're not showing on my work computer.

    Also, size of case is not as important as airflow. As long as you have proper ventilation and cooling effect that's the most important. You could have a large case that traps heat for example and a smaller case that has fantastic ventilation. The smaller will perform better.
    On top of the page are registers. The one most to the left is called "Bilder", this is German for pictures :)
    09-12-2013 06:54 AM
  12. martinmc78's Avatar
    Do you have pictures of both? If there's pictures at that site they're not showing on my work computer.

    Also, size of case is not as important as airflow. As long as you have proper ventilation and cooling effect that's the most important. You could have a large case that traps heat for example and a smaller case that has fantastic ventilation. The smaller will perform better.
    See, now if I ever did a custom build for just a PC I would have to get one of these

    ca-030-ae_53127_350.jpg

    Purely for the WTF!! is that comments
    09-12-2013 07:00 AM
  13. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    On top of the page are registers. The one most to the left is called "Bilder", this is German for pictures :)
    Personally I'd go for the Asus case because I think it would be better, it's a proper mid tower with some good airflow. Saying that however I am a bit biased cause I like black. I would have to investigate further to see what the difference would be in heat dissipation. You are making a gaming machine so having something too small might not be a good idea. The smaller case does sort of look 'Appleish'.
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    09-12-2013 07:01 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    See, now if I ever did a custom build for just a PC I would have to get one of these

    Purely for the WTF!! is that comments
    I have to confess that was the first thing out of my mouth.
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    09-12-2013 07:02 AM
  15. martinmc78's Avatar
    I have to confess that was the first thing out of my mouth.
    Heres another view on it.

    ca-030-ae_53114_350.jpg

    The 200mm fan can be angled and raised/lowered to allow for more/less cooling which is pretty cool. Surprisingly its not bank loan/remortgage house expensive either
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    09-12-2013 07:12 AM
  16. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Heres another view on it.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    The 200mm fan can be angled and raised/lowered to allow for more/less cooling which is pretty cool. Surprisingly its not bank loan/remortgage house expensive either
    Looks cool! A great conversation piece too.
    09-12-2013 07:15 AM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Heres another view on it.


    The 200mm fan can be angled and raised/lowered to allow for more/less cooling which is pretty cool. Surprisingly its not bank loan/remortgage house expensive either
    Link? I always get a kick out of looking at weird tech.

    To geek out a bit, what would be cool is if you got a temperature monitor and a motor on the hinge to raise and lower it depending on cooling requirements.
    09-12-2013 07:15 AM
  18. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Morning folks...grinding through another slog week...school is ok so far. Was talking to a classmate who is a full time student who wide eyed when I mentioned I was working full time and my commute...sigh...it does feel beastly though.

    In other news, enjoying the new look of my 8X...really wished HTC had gone with the two toned look...
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    09-12-2013 07:18 AM
  19. martinmc78's Avatar
    Link? I always get a kick out of looking at weird tech.

    To geek out a bit, what would be cool is if you got a temperature monitor and a motor on the hinge to raise and lower it depending on cooling requirements.
    AeroCool Strike-X Air Open Chassis [EN56830]

    That is quite possibly the only suggestion I expected from an engineer.
    09-12-2013 07:23 AM
  20. Chregu's Avatar
    Personally I'd go for the Asus case because I think it would be better, it's a proper mid tower with some good airflow. Saying that however I am a bit biased cause I like black. I would have to investigate further to see what the difference would be in heat dissipation. You are making a gaming machine so having something too small might not be a good idea. The smaller case does sort of look 'Appleish'.
    Yeah, I think I'll go for the Asus.

    Your right about the "Appleish" look of the small one, it really looks like an old Mac Pro only cheaper...
    09-12-2013 07:24 AM
  21. martinmc78's Avatar
    Morning folks...grinding through another slog week...school is ok so far. Was talking to a classmate who is a full time student who wide eyed when I mentioned I was working full time and my commute...sigh...it does feel beastly though.

    In other news, enjoying the new look of my 8X...really wished HTC had gone with the two toned look...
    I really wished HTC had stuck to the promo material pre launch - there were a couple more colours and colour coded in ear headphones and Bluetooth headphones to match the phones. Real shame they never materialised.

    As for your commute I feel ya. Got stuck twice on my way in today. Once on the overground due to a trespasser on the line and once on the underground due to signal problems - added 30 minutes to my 1 hour commute.
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    09-12-2013 07:27 AM
  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    AeroCool Strike-X Air Open Chassis [EN56830]

    That is quite possibly the only suggestion I expected from an engineer.
    Especially an electrical one? :P

    Interesting design concept. You're right the cost isn't that bad but then you still need a PSU so you can still look at an expensive unit at the end of the day. Can't say I like it a lot as you'll have to stay on top of cleaning the damn thing all the time. Dust is electronics worst enemy next to water.
    09-12-2013 07:30 AM
  23. martinmc78's Avatar
    Especially an electrical one? :P

    Interesting design concept. You're right the cost isn't that bad but then you still need a PSU so you can still look at an expensive unit at the end of the day. Can't say I like it a lot as you'll have to stay on top of cleaning the damn thing all the time. Dust is electronics worst enemy next to water.
    Yeah it does all add up - but the benefits for self builds greatly outweigh the convenience of buying a pc "off the shelf" in my opinion.
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    09-12-2013 07:52 AM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I really wished HTC had stuck to the promo material pre launch - there were a couple more colours and colour coded in ear headphones and Bluetooth headphones to match the phones. Real shame they never materialised.

    As for your commute I feel ya. Got stuck twice on my way in today. Once on the overground due to a trespasser on the line and once on the underground due to signal problems - added 30 minutes to my 1 hour commute.
    I can cut out two transfers by taking a bus into NYC in the mornings. The problem is that bus runs twice an hour and once an hour on weekends. So I only take it whenever I'm tired (like today) or just not in the mood. It is a bit extra I pay and time wise it is the same, but sometimes I do it to read for class. The bus lane usually moves quickly but this morning has been a crawling exercise.
    09-12-2013 07:54 AM
  25. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Yeah it does all add up - but the benefits for self builds greatly outweigh the convenience of buying a pc "off the shelf" in my opinion.
    Indeed. I bought a barebone kit and have built my own PC and would never look back. Even though it runs XP, my desktop still flies. I do have the upgrade for Windows 8 I bought at the beginning of the year, so I plan to clean up my hard drive and then make the leap this Christmas when I have the time to do so...
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    09-12-2013 07:56 AM
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