jam

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  • jam replied to the topic New PC – any suggestions? in the forum General Chat 3 months ago

    For the best bang for the buck building your own computer and cutting out the middle man is always a good idea. I find that most pc manufactures always seem to stuff their computers with the cheapest harddrives, ram, cpu, motherboards etc possible and then stick on a premium price. If building you own pc isn’t an option look for something that has a good cpu (such a midrange intel i5 cpu), ssd, and lots of ram, the standard 4gb ram most pc makes pack their computers with is nowhere near enough for modern apps nowadays.

  • Trust me Adwords simply does not work at all for most small businesses!! The only people that can make money using adwords are those in niches where conversions are worth a ton of money such as if your a bank, lawyer, car sale men, estate agent etc so can afford the ridiculous prices for the ads.

    When I tried adwords all the traffic that I received from Google was FAKE. Non of it converted at all.

    Don’t waste your time or money.. only google wins with this scam.

  • Go to an optician – if you are straining your eyes you probably need some minor adjustment for screen work. (which should be paid for by your employer)

    Only polarised glasses will make a difference to reflections off your screen.

  • jam posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    As a rough rule of thumb if a politicians mouth is open and noise is coming out of it treat at at worse a down right lie, at best a manipulation of the truth to support their current agenda. Do this and you won’t go far wrong.

  • jam posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago

    Google Gaming Search Results To Target Conservatives

    Evidence suggests that Google has been censoring conservative views on its search results. But Google censorship doesn’t just stop at just views that it doesn’t like… for years Google has been killing off small businesses forcing them (extortion) to pay for expensive adwords just to be seen on the search engine.. This is a major issue when in parts of the world google accounts for 90% of the search engine market share and are practically the gatekeepers of the internet.
    Ps, If you are an elitist “Googler” reading this then I hope you rot in hell you pig!

    • I agree it is time that Google was broken up as what google is doing to freedom of speech and small businesses terrible. What angers me how the “Googlers” pretend to be really liberal and right on but when it comes down to it they are just a bunch of pathetic people who are part of the google cult that think they are better than everyone else and hide out in their multi billion dollar hq’s censoring the internet and stepping on the small folk.

    • Google search results are useless..most of the time you can guess what they are going to be… I use bing.com it is so much better as it gives you a wider choice of sites and just has better results….plus if you have a Microsoft account you can earn reward points every time you search that soon add up and can be redeemed for vouchers including House of Fraser and mark and Spencers etc which is very cool!

    • “Googlers” as they like to be called are sadistic disgusting people. #evil

  • That’s quite a poor show! It does seem deliberate!

  • jam posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    That’s human rights, these two don’t qualify for those.

  • jam posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Depends on the nature of their citizenship. Citizenship can be bestowed; naturalisation, etc.

  • jam posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I’ve heard there are rooms still available at Guantanamo…

    • Which is an affront to all right minded people. Many people in Gitmo are there without charge.

      Surely, even for they bastards they deserve a trial and a very long sentence.

      Not sure about removing their citizenship, since they weren’t born here, but supposing you removed their citizenship and they were returned to their country of birth, only to be free men?

      So I’m torn between doing something alien to our constitution (Gitmo) or bringing them here. I suppose the best thing might be to pay some country to take responsibility for their trial, the country they committed their crimes in, and make sure they don’t get out. Though I think this might be difficult since we’re talking about Syria!!

      I’m against the death penalty, but I might make an exception for these two. But that…[Read more]

  • jam posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Has somebody else got access to your whisky?

    In my experience, no.

  • jam posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Well read up on the history of Germany before 1939 and how Hitler used such issues as portraying the Jews as bankers etc . Then figure out why it is so offensive.

    It is not difficult… in actual fact its so easy to find out and figure it out.

    Your a clever person…I am still amazed you are even asking about boundaries.

    Visit some concentration camps. Go listen to a survivor.

  • jam posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I would not even dream of asking the question – to me it is obvious.

    I recommend you see the excellent docu film Denial with Timothy Spall playing the holocaust denier David Irving. Gets you thinking and might open your eyes a bit.

    • Sorry to labour the point, but what might be obvious to you isn’t to everyone, and I was trying to gauge someone else’s opinion, not what I thought they might think.

      Supposing something is obvious, doesn’t help someone who doesn’t know, does it?

      Quite often the obvious thing is what’s missing.

      Without knowing other people boundaries it’s difficult to compare to other scenarios or where I might sit in the Venn Diagram of society.

      • Well read up on the history of Germany before 1939 and how Hitler used such issues as portraying the Jews as bankers etc . Then figure out why it is so offensive.

        It is not difficult… in actual fact its so easy to find out and figure it out.

        Your a clever person…I am still amazed you are even asking about boundaries.

        Visit some concentration camps. Go listen to a survivor.

  • jam posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    No, it implies that space is expanding faster than light speed. Nothing is moving in that space faster than light speed. Bit of a mind bender, really.

  • jam posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    The center of the knowable universe is centered on the observer, no matter where they are. The knowable universe is limited by the fact that the universe is expanding (in all directions, from all observers as best we can tell) – faster than light speed (note that’s space expanding faster than light speed, NOT that galaxies are moving in space faster than light speed, which is not possible).

    This means that beyond a a certain distance, galaxies are receding from us too fast for their light to get to us so they are not in our knowable universe, but for someone else their knowable universe would be different

    • Not at all sure about this, if the universe began with the big bang, and nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, the suggestion that galaxies are receding to quickly for their light to reach us to me implies that they are traveling faster than light…

      • No, it implies that space is expanding faster than light speed. Nothing is moving in that space faster than light speed. Bit of a mind bender, really.

      • “if the universe began with the big bang, and nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, the suggestion that galaxies are receeding to quickly for their light to reach us to me implies that they are traveling faster than light…”

        They are traveling faster than light away from us in the sense that (increase in separation)/(increase in time) gives a value greater than the speed of light.

        But, that’s not a problem. The statement “nothing can travel faster than light” is more pedantically stated as “no thing can travel from one location in space to another location in space at faster than light”.

        In the above scenario the galaxies are not moving from one region of space to another, they are stationary within their local bit of space, but the space between them is expanding.

  • ME TOO! I bought the game just before Christmas but haven’t played it at all because I would get the “Lost connection to host/server connection timed out” error every multiplayer game I played.. tried everything to fix it but no luck! So annoyed as spent money on a game that is just unplayable (single player is as stale as can be so aint playing that).

    Call of duty sucks!

  • jam posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Any tool you create can be used by anyone for any reason. Sometimes good and sometimes bad.

    Why damage the technology when the real fault lies with the people who manage the implementation and the end user. The only problem with social media (if it is a problem, and not just a by product) is that it’s a prosumer environment. The people using it are also the people producing it.

    People are wary and becoming more aware of what they share and how it is shared, and the pitfalls of over sharing.

    No I wouldn’t destroy the technology. I would call for more new technology to regulate the use of new technology as it emerges.

  • jam posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    Don’t worry about it. Not your fault and the knobjead is unhurt.

  • jam posted an update 5 months ago

    I thought that I could get my desktop computer to knock some bitcoins out while I went to sleep tonight. That was till I saw what hardware was needed. Let’s not talk about the electricity bill.

    • I have a friend that does this, the kit cost him 8k and it makes about £30.00 a day, it did earn around £60.00 a day when BTC was at its peak.

      Probably covers the electricity bill but isn’t doing much for ROI.

      Stick to speculative means I reckon.

      • Wow over 100% return per annum. Or maybe your friend exaggerates what he makes from it.

    • All that computer power power that could have been used for things such as scientific research wasted on mining bitcoins. Its not even as though hardware/graphics cards are going down in price and more powerful ones being developed… bitcoin has had the opposite effect now its so much more expensive to build a decent computer unless you settle for burnt out ex-mining parts from ebay.

      • Could be worse and all that computing power could be used in weapons research or focused on taking down a country’s IT infrastructure.

      • Luke replied 5 months ago

        Mining is all a bit unnecessary. Some cryptocurrencies they just release the coins. Ripple isn’t mined

      • Not true. Bitcoin is mined with ASIC chips which are no good for anything other than mining Bitcoin. Trying to mine Bitcoin with a PC CPU or even a GPU is pointless, you’ll get so little it won’t come close to paying for the electricity.

        • Oh, I must have been thinking of ethereum which are mined through GPU’s then.

          • Yes, but it’s not exactly scientific research that is missing out when the GPUs are used to mine Ethereum. Maybe there’s a net economic benefit from all those scientific researchers spending less time gaming.

    • jack replied 5 months ago

      The Environmental cost of datacentres has been reported for some time.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43030677

      Who’d ha thunk it?

    • mo replied 5 months ago

      Presumably Moore’s law applies to the ASIC chips, and if Moore’s law fails as many are predicting the cost of mining could become prohibitive.

      • mike replied 5 months ago

        Just wait for quantum computing

        • Why would that make mining easier?

          I’m guessing with quantum computing, it will make the problems just as complex that it would even itself out in difficulty to solve the mathematical mining.

          • mike replied 5 months ago

            Yes but the point is quantum computing will break through the Moore’s law technological/physics plateau.

            • Quantum computers are good at certain things, like factorizing, because there are algorithms that are inherently quantum in nature that can efficiently factorize.

              There is a misconception that quantum computers will be able to run existing (classical) algorithms much faster than existing (classical) computers, which is just not correct; in fact the opposite is true. Firstly you have to make the classical algorithm reversible to be able to simulate it with a quantum computer, which comes with an overhead; secondly, classical computer have had a 70-odd year head-start, so they will be much quicker to run the same algorithm.

              What makes you think they will be useful for mining bit-coin?

      • The way it works is the difficulty of mining scales automatically to reflect the mining capacity (network hash rate). So if someone comes out with better mining ASICs then after a few months the amount of work to receive a certain amount of coins is increased. If the network hash rate stopped growing then the difficulty would not be increased. (This is a simplified explanation because the algorithms are different for different coins).

        The side effect is that if you buy mining hardware you only have a limited period of time to make it pay for itself, once the difficulty doubles a couple of times (unless the market value of the crypto currency has gone up even faster) it will cost more in electricity to run your hardware than you make in mining fees. The ROI on mining is…[Read more]

  • jam replied to the topic How long do SD cards last? in the forum General Chat 5 months ago

    Flash memory like that in SD cards has a limit on the number of write-cycles in can have.

    @ratface I’m more interested in the physical lifespan of the plastic materials and their construction to make the SD card. Its the construction of the materials that has failed which as resulted in being unable to read or delete the data. There are no problems with the flash memory or electronics.

    I was considering the Consumer Rights Act to get a replacement until I found out that I only spent twenty quid for the card. I thought I spent considerably more on a genuine and reputable brand.

    I think my expectations exceed the realities of the value of the card. Its a shame because these cards have skyrocketed in price.

    Thanks everybody but I think I’ll write this card off and not hassle…[Read more]

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