1. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Sounds like it was a good class. Unfortunately your US history class should be what they teach in high school.

    There's too many people who have no clue.

    Unfortunately there's a lot of people in power who would block such a move. Just like the opposition to evolution in schools.
    I agree they should since I came out of high school thinking incorrectly about the industrial revolution , World War One and World War Two and ect.
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    03-30-2016 12:32 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I hate to call it a 'soccer'. Feels kinda humiliating having to call your sport the way someone else wants. As far as I know, football is older than American football.

    I still use term 'soccer' when I'm writing on, let's call them international forums. Just don't want to create confusion since I hate to repeat myself.
    Soccer (football) is significantly older than American football.

    Around the mid 1800s for the current form. But there are references to older forms of the game.
    03-30-2016 12:32 AM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I agree they should since I came out of high school thinking incorrectly about the industrial revolution , World War One and World War Two and ect.
    It's unlikely to happen as there's too many people want the US to be seen as some super hero country and they like their heroes perfect and boring. Revisionist history is clean and tidy, but boring as hell.

    This is the reality of most history classes in the US in schools these days. It's unfortunate because more people would probably find it interesting if they were given a more realistic take on it.

    You can blame the Texas school board for a lot of this too. Along with the anti-science that's come out in a lot of school text books. Since they're one of the largest school boards in the country they carry a lot of weight and many other states just use what Texas uses, even though it's wrong, bad or just pure garbage.
    03-30-2016 02:20 AM
  4. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Morning chaps..

    Woke up way early this morning for some reason. 5am!
    03-30-2016 05:31 AM
  5. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Anyone here play Tom Clancy's The Division on PC?

    This game is amazing! It's HUGE! The amount of content is mind blowing to me... The side missions, and just the amount of detail.. wow!

    I set all the graphical settings to ultra/max just to see what the game offered as far as "eye candy" goes... I managed to run it with a solid 30FPS like this on my GTX 970 and it looks amaaaaazing! Of course I scaled it back down a little afterwards to get a smooth, fluid 60FPS for real game play.
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    03-30-2016 05:36 AM
  6. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Might start a "The Division" thread in the PC section forums.. maybe try to get a Windows Central team together if anyone else here plays.
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    03-30-2016 05:38 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    You'll land and outside of the food in some places, be itching to hear back to your side of the pond in no time...

    G4 Approved
    Though the UK is great and I love being in Europe we have our crackpots over here in 'little Britain'. We're currently going towards a EU referendum on whether we should stay in or leave the EU. If you want to hear how 'similar' our right wing politicians can be to the US you just need to read up on the leave campaign.

    So full of revisionist history and nationalistic pride nonsense. Their slogan 'Make Britain great again'. Small mindedness. You're also welcome to look up UKIP... if you're so inclined.

    The fact that Scotland will probably want out, then Wales will probably want out as well along with Northern Ireland. Great Britain won't be so great any more... it will be Little England... :P
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    03-30-2016 07:27 AM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Though the UK is great and I love being in Europe we have our crackpots over here in 'little Britain'. We're currently going towards a EU referendum on whether we should stay in or leave the EU. If you want to hear how 'similar' our right wing politicians can be to the US you just need to read up on the leave campaign.

    So full of revisionist history and nationalistic pride nonsense. Their slogan 'Make Britain great again'. Small mindedness. You're also welcome to look up UKIP... if you're so inclined.

    The fact that Scotland will probably want out, then Wales will probably want out as well along with Northern Ireland. Great Britain won't be so great any more... it will be Little England... :P
    My guess is the UK will leave and the EU will take a big hit because it's going to put the Germans in an even more powerful position.

    "Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it."

    These developed nations such as the UK and the US cannot be "great again". That age has long passed. Here in the US if they want to be great again, they need to sit down and clean up some of the financial wastes in the economy, reinvest that money to grow industries. One thing I agree with Republicans here is government needs to be more efficient. They'd say "smaller", I'd say less wasteful. Defund programs that don't work and expand the ones that do.

    Problem is when your mantra is still excess and super profits, common sense stuff like doesn't register.

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    03-30-2016 09:11 AM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Morning folks. Back to the funny farm. Got a couple of meetings and two workshops this week so it should be hectic...

    G4 Approved
    03-30-2016 09:12 AM
  10. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Anyone here play Tom Clancy's The Division on PC?

    This game is amazing! It's HUGE! The amount of content is mind blowing to me... The side missions, and just the amount of detail.. wow!

    I set all the graphical settings to ultra/max just to see what the game offered as far as "eye candy" goes... I managed to run it with a solid 30FPS like this on my GTX 970 and it looks amaaaaazing! Of course I scaled it back down a little afterwards to get a smooth, fluid 60FPS for real game play.

    Hmmm everyone is talking about it but I haven't seen many Videos about what the game is about :p
    03-30-2016 09:41 AM
  11. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Morning chaps..

    Woke up way early this morning for some reason. 5am!

    ;) maybe it was to use your awsome computer
    03-30-2016 09:45 AM
  12. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I'll most likely have to watch build later ....bummer !
    03-30-2016 09:48 AM
  13. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    My guess is the UK will leave and the EU will take a big hit because it's going to put the Germans in an even more powerful position.

    "Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it."

    These developed nations such as the UK and the US cannot be "great again". That age has long passed. Here in the US if they want to be great again, they need to sit down and clean up some of the financial wastes in the economy, reinvest that money to grow industries. One thing I agree with Republicans here is government needs to be more efficient. They'd say "smaller", I'd say less wasteful. Defund programs that don't work and expand the ones that do.

    Problem is when your mantra is still excess and super profits, common sense stuff like doesn't register.

    G4 Approved
    The issue is there's the idea and I'll call it that, of Sovereignty. Not being able to control your own country is what the leave campaign is all about.

    Of course, lots of what the EU does comes out of the UK but don't tell the little people in the UK that...

    What the leave campaign really wants is removal from human rights issues and control of immigration. Once those are sorted it then will become a employers paradise to reduce workers rights, reduce human rights and generally make the UK a 3rd world country in workers conditions but great if you happen to be in the 1%... Which is more or less the way it is now.

    They want the UK to be 'great' again but they mean like 1800's great... If you have a right wing party who's all about serving the 1% and they are all for leaving, you should be asking yourself if it's a good idea and what their plans are (they haven't told us yet) but it's pretty obvious it's not for the benefit of the many...

    Yet like always, say the right things to the disenchanted and you have a winner. They'll gladly vote for what they see as 'good for them'.

    Ah stupidity. It's everywhere.
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    03-30-2016 10:26 AM
  14. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    The issue is there's the idea and I'll call it that, of Sovereignty. Not being able to control your own country is what the leave campaign is all about.

    Of course, lots of what the EU does comes out of the UK but don't tell the little people in the UK that...

    What the leave campaign really wants is removal from human rights issues and control of immigration. Once those are sorted it then will become a employers paradise to reduce workers rights, reduce human rights and generally make the UK a 3rd world country in workers conditions but great if you happen to be in the 1%... Which is more or less the way it is now.

    They want the UK to be 'great' again but they mean like 1800's great... If you have a right wing party who's all about serving the 1% and they are all for leaving, you should be asking yourself if it's a good idea and what their plans are (they haven't told us yet) but it's pretty obvious it's not for the benefit of the many...

    Yet like always, say the right things to the disenchanted and you have a winner. They'll gladly vote for what they see as 'good for them'.

    Ah stupidity. It's everywhere.
    That's the thing. Just as those politrickians in the UK are chasing 19th century glory, the ones in the US are chasing 1950s and 1960s economic prosperity. Damn fools, fattening their own pockets at the expense of the working people who cook meals in their favorite restaurants, look after their kids, work in their favorite supermarkets, drive them around when they don't want to drive, take out their trash, make the clothes they wear, maintain their lawns and the roads they drive on.

    I don't care for Trump as he's an ***** and Hillary is the same old money politricks. God, we are ****ed in the US for another 4 years...

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    03-30-2016 11:03 AM
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    03-30-2016 11:58 AM
  16. Muessig's Avatar
    Evening all. I've just watched the MS Keynote at Build and I'm surprised that there's no mention of Windows Phone at all. Disappointed, too.
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    03-30-2016 02:15 PM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The best part is what they're doing for people with disabilities.

    Pizza delivery bots didn't impress me.
    03-30-2016 02:20 PM
  18. Rose640's Avatar
    Sounds like it was a good class. Unfortunately your US history class should be what they teach in high school.

    There's too many people who have no clue.

    Unfortunately there's a lot of people in power who would block such a move. Just like the opposition to evolution in schools.
    My feelings about history are always divided. I've always loved learning about past events, or interesting 'facts' that have happened. But again, I can't not to doubt most if it, since many of the things they teach in school are plain assumptions and have either very few or no evidences at all.
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    03-30-2016 02:25 PM
  19. Rose640's Avatar
    Same here I just got done with homework. I got done typing a response to the primary source of the events before the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What I did learn was that it was unessesary to drop them seeing as they were already ready to surrender
    Well, we were told that Hirohito didn't want to surrender, even after the first bomb his generals were trying to convince him not to sign capitulation. As I said, that's what I was teached.
    03-30-2016 02:30 PM
  20. worldspy99's Avatar
    Well, we were told that Hirohito didn't want to surrender, even after the first bomb his generals were trying to convince him not to sign capitulation. As I said, that's what I was teached.
    Hirohito was caught between a rock and a hard place.
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    03-30-2016 02:32 PM
  21. Rose640's Avatar
    I can't wait for a new build, this one's the worst yet. The one before it was perfect.
    03-30-2016 02:46 PM
  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Evening all. I've just watched the MS Keynote at Build and I'm surprised that there's no mention of Windows Phone at all. Disappointed, too.
    When it comes down to it, W10 = W10M so apps either way make it to the phone.

    They're hoping it works that way anyway.

    Them not mentioning anything will just add fuel to the fire that phone is dead however.
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    03-30-2016 04:15 PM
  23. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    My feelings about history are always divided. I've always loved learning about past events, or interesting 'facts' that have happened. But again, I can't not to doubt most if it, since many of the things they teach in school are plain assumptions and have either very few or no evidences at all.
    History is tricky but it's also a science in a real way. Thing is politics often get in the way of it.

    We can't know the distant past as well as we'd like but we can go by what we find out with research but of course we can't know 100%. Some times you have to settle with what you got. That's just reality.

    The problem with the way history is taught is not through a science lens like it should and when dealing with events not having opposing views.

    There's a streak of black and white with little grey when history is taught in early school. It's not until you take it in advanced classes that you realise that it's more complex than you thought.
    03-30-2016 04:22 PM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    When it comes down to it, W10 = W10M so apps either way make it to the phone.

    They're hoping it works that way anyway.

    Them not mentioning anything will just add fuel to the fire that phone is dead however.
    Phone's been dead since they took all that time between launching the 1520/930 hardware to their successors in the 950 series. I'm not surprised no mention of phones...that's not the focus.

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    03-30-2016 06:19 PM
  25. worldspy99's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy S7 Review
    After using this phone on and off since March 12, here are my impressions. I have tried to write it like a tech journalist. You can let me know if I have failed miserably - that is why I have a day job in a different profession.

    Design and Build
    I really like the design and build of this phone. Very well put together, the phone has a nice heft to it which is a refreshing change from the ultra-light phones of late. Samsung did a nice job of reducing the camera hump, making the phone a bit thick and stuffing a 3000 mAh battery in it. The addition of the SD card slot and water resistance are both quite useful, so kudos to Samsung for listening to their customers. The feel in hand is quite superb even with a minimal case from VRS Design. I ordered three different cases from this company as I liked their cases for the S6 and S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus.

    Specs / Hardware / Performance
    Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM, enough said! This thing is fast, fast, fast...SD card slot is nice but removing Android 6.0's adoptable storage feature is a boneheaded move. Battery life is a definite step up over the S6. I had no issues on any day with running out of battery life and am getting somewhere around 4-5 hours of SOT. The main reason for low SOT is that my phone is constantly hunting for a signal at work and this does drain the battery. Also this phone has quick charging with the cable and a Qi wireless charger, both of which are very nice features to have.

    Display
    While the display is gorgeous, it is a slight step down from the S6 display and that is a consensus opinion and is reflected on sites like Display Mate and Phone Arena. So I guess this is where they might have done some cost cutting.


    Camera
    The camera takes stellar pictures in every possible setting. The prowess of the camera has been confirmed by multiple sites so I am not going to delve into it further. It is really fast to load, focus and snap pictures in pretty much any lighting condition. On the display the pictures look fantastic. When the pictures are views on a 24" LCD monitor the colors appear a bit on the warmer side just like what the other reviewers have mentioned. Video quality and sound reproduction in the videos is very very good. DXOMark and TheVerge have both rated it as one of the best cameras on a smartphone and I agree. My opinion is also agreed to by AndroidCentral, even if it is by a hair...and yes just like the comparo performed by Derek Kessler, I have tried every single camera in that comparison test - 950XL, 6S, S7, S6 Edge Plus, Note 5, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and LG G4. And the S7 is better - enough said.


    Sound
    The speaker is a bit tinny but adequate. The headphone jack output is a bit low and this is most likely due to the waterproofing feature added to the phone. My Lumia 640 produces a louder output via the headphone jack than this phone.

    Software/UX
    Touchwiz is getting better but still there are quirks. There is not much besides slapping on Nova or Google Now Launcher that I could do. After that it worked well for me.

    Fingerprint Sensor
    Fast, very fast and quite accurate. I also used Samsung Pay quite a bit and worked without issues at the places where I regularly use NFC based payments.


    Good
    Great design and build,
    Excellent Screen
    SD card slot and water resistance

    Bad
    Phone will need a case, it is slippery and a fingerprint magnet
    No adoptable storage, tch, tch Samsung
    Touchwiz is still just okay
    03-30-2016 07:10 PM
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