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    madscientist56 reacted to Extingquish in Experiences with non-techies   
    wow, he's missed a lot of companies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mobile_phone_makers_by_country
     
    While they aren't specifically stated as smartphone makers, they more than likely do, if they're still around today
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    madscientist56 got a reaction from Timmy-P in Experiences with non-techies   
    Here's a quick one,
    So in U.S. History today we were studying businesses in the 1920's and my teacher was trying to think of examples of Oligopoly's, or markets dominated by a small number of large companies, I gave the example of the operating system market because i think its just Windows, osx, linux, and solaris (which might be a type of linux). Then the teacher, who was in his mid thirties by the way, gave the example the cell phone market listing 2 companies apple, and "galaxy", I said what about htc? or microsoft? he says he never heard of  htc and thought microsoft just made tablets, as the rest of the class stares at me like I'm stupid or something. I was surprised to say the least. 
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    madscientist56 got a reaction from Extingquish in Experiences with non-techies   
    Here's a quick one,
    So in U.S. History today we were studying businesses in the 1920's and my teacher was trying to think of examples of Oligopoly's, or markets dominated by a small number of large companies, I gave the example of the operating system market because i think its just Windows, osx, linux, and solaris (which might be a type of linux). Then the teacher, who was in his mid thirties by the way, gave the example the cell phone market listing 2 companies apple, and "galaxy", I said what about htc? or microsoft? he says he never heard of  htc and thought microsoft just made tablets, as the rest of the class stares at me like I'm stupid or something. I was surprised to say the least. 
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    madscientist56 got a reaction from kirashi in Experiences with non-techies   
    Here's a quick one,
    So in U.S. History today we were studying businesses in the 1920's and my teacher was trying to think of examples of Oligopoly's, or markets dominated by a small number of large companies, I gave the example of the operating system market because i think its just Windows, osx, linux, and solaris (which might be a type of linux). Then the teacher, who was in his mid thirties by the way, gave the example the cell phone market listing 2 companies apple, and "galaxy", I said what about htc? or microsoft? he says he never heard of  htc and thought microsoft just made tablets, as the rest of the class stares at me like I'm stupid or something. I was surprised to say the least. 
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    madscientist56 got a reaction from Timmy-P in [Redux] Experiences with "techies"   
    kid at school says the $1500 gaming build i did on pcpp was horrible because it didn't even have an i7
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    madscientist56 got a reaction from pinksnowbirdie in LG G3 pre-owned from T-Mobile and G3 longevity   
    let me consult my magic orb...
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    madscientist56 reacted to MattP123 in Ugliest Tech Ever   
    This? It looks good regardless. 

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    madscientist56 reacted to CaptainKoda in Ugliest Tech Ever   
    no that case is awesome
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    madscientist56 reacted to MattP123 in Ugliest Tech Ever   
    Really? 

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    madscientist56 reacted to mr.skyrim_pc in Ugliest Tech Ever   
    Anything branded corsair "gaming"
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    madscientist56 reacted to Aniallation in Ugliest Tech Ever   
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    madscientist56 reacted to Semper in 3x Broforce steam gifts   
    So, a while back, I bought the Broforce four-pack at 50% off and planned to give it to a few friends... Problem is, so did half of my friends list. So, now everyone on my friends list (and by "everyone" I literally mean everyone) owns the game.
     
    Decided i'd clean out my steam inventory, and these have to go.
     
    Unfortunately, they are steam gifts, so I will require either a steam name, or an email address.
     
    What you have to do:
    It's simple. The first three people to post here that they'd like a copy, get it.
    Please, DO NOT post your email address or steam username here. I will PM the first three posters to collect whichever you'd like to disclose.
     
    I also have a gift for ARMA: Cold War Assault. I have no clue where it came from, or how long I've had it. First person to tell me they want it, get it.
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    madscientist56 reacted to ungreedy in NES build 1985-2015 30TH anniversary " NES 3.0"(completed final pics!)   
    the flux capacitor only requires 1.21 gigawatts tho,might over load it?
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    madscientist56 got a reaction from ChromeYeti in routers   
    get a powerline adapter
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    madscientist56 got a reaction from Speedbird in Tech you want to see in the industry.   
    a company that follows Linus'es guidelines for the optimal mini-itx case
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    madscientist56 got a reaction from razor767 in Tech you want to see in the industry.   
    a company that follows Linus'es guidelines for the optimal mini-itx case
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    madscientist56 got a reaction from STRMfrmXMN in What the biggest "Rip-off" you've seen?   
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    madscientist56 reacted to nikolaizombie1 in What the biggest "Rip-off" you've seen?   
    Beats
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    madscientist56 reacted to MLG Doge in What the biggest "Rip-off" you've seen?   
    So basically i want you guys to post pictures of a item or brand that just pisses you off with prices.
     
    im gonna get this one out the way first....
     
     

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    madscientist56 got a reaction from TotalLegitREMIX in which motherboard is better   
    i would go sabertooth because of the thermal armor and 5yr warranty
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    madscientist56 reacted to Johners in Barack Obama Supports Net Neutrality   
    Barack Obama, the current president of the United States of America, is in support of Net Neutrality.
     
    In a video, and a post on the White House website, Barack Obama came out in support in Net Neutrality. He has urged the FCC, or the Federal Communications Commission, to reclassify consumer broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act in order to prevent these services from becoming the target of blocking, throttling and paid prioritisation which is sometimes known as fast lanes. He also stated that a free and open internet is beneficial to the US economy as it allows new ideas and new start-ups to gain access to a customer base with greater ease.
     
     

     
    Source 1: http://www.whitehouse.gov/net-neutrality
    Source 2: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/10/obama-issues-plan-net-neutrality/
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    madscientist56 reacted to Tahab_1 in You know you're a techie when. . .   
    You check the specs of every computer that you go on, no matter where or what it is.
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    madscientist56 reacted to tabuburn in How to run higher than the maximum resolutions on your display   
    admin edit: added video inspired by this thread.
     

     
    WARNING: I haven't seen anyone encountering this but just like overclocking, there is an inherent risk of damaging your display and it may not be covered by its warranty. It may not even be able to achieve the same settings other people are able to get.
     
    Note: I did not make this guide but have used it on all of my monitors without any problems. Credits are due to the ones that originally posted these on another forum. 
     
    What this guide is all about is how to get higher resolutions than what your display is capable of. It is called Downsampling. What it basically does is to have your GPU artificially push a resolution that's over what your display is able to do. The impact it will have on your GPU is equivalent to what it would do on a display that can actually output that resolution natively.
     
    For example:
    Your display is natively able to support a resolution up to 1920x1080. Using Downsampling it will send out a signal to tell your display to output a resolution of 2560x1440. Now on a display that can output a maximum resolution of 1080p has about 2 million pixels while a 1440p display outputs 3.7 million. Downsampling does not increase the amount of pixels being displayed. Itcan't go beyond that. What it does is bring that 1440p resolution to your 1080p display and compresses it to fit inside the screen. The effect it has is similar to zooming out on a lower resolution picture.
     
    Below, you can see the difference in image quality on both images taken on the same display. Both images are using the same settings but with different resolutions.
     
     
    Downsampling guide for NVIDIA cards: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=509076
     
    Downsampling guide for AMD cards: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=366244
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    madscientist56 reacted to SeriouslyMikey in Whats your biggest gripe with most PC hardware manufacturers?   
    I hate the majority of the designs of some GPU's. Especially ones targeted to gamers. If they made cards that looks as sleek and professional looking as the reference cards, especially the 700 series and 900 series, I'd be so much happier. 
    I still believe that this is the best looking card that has ever been released in recent years. 
     

     
    EDIT: I would happily, if I had the money, sell my 770 and get the reference 970 just for the sleeker looking shroud. 
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    madscientist56 got a reaction from fababaa in help with computer science homweork   
    hey its better than making a topic without any responses
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