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Everything posted by Cy-Fy

  1. I see, well thanks, I hate how much of a laptop's usability gets hindered by a bad battery. Worst thing is Dell won't even sell me a new replacement if it's out of warranty.
  2. Yeah that's what I am afraid of. However, isn't it strange that the battery works perfectly fine for its full capacity as long as I don't turn off and on again?
  3. Hi, My XPS 15 9560's battery died a while ago. I purchased a third party replacement and it seems to work fine but after it reaches roughly 50% or less, if I shut down the computer then next time I turn it on it goes straight to 7%. But this only happens if I shut down or restart the laptop. If I just close the lid and it goes to sleep then the battery works as expected and I get the full battery life. Anyone have any idea of why this is occurring or if there is any settings that could be adjusted? It's almost like shutting down and turning on again is what's draining i
  4. Hi everyone, I have a question specifically for people who have purchased Dell laptops in the UK before. I have a Dell XPS 15 9560 from 2017 that has been great for me throughout my time at university. I have taken good care of it and honestly I've been paying particular attention to taking care of the battery because I damaged the battery on my previous laptop by keeping it plugged in all the time. However, recently the battery just suddenly died with no warning, and all the symptoms are those of a dead battery including the flashing amber light at the front, the three
  5. Hey thank you very much for your reply. Yeah that is another difficulty with the Year Abroad programme, you have to put down your preference of 3 of the UC campuses but you are not guaranteed any of them, and even then UCLA is not a possibility for us so the choice might not seem that great after all. MIT does seem like a great idea but it's very competitive so very difficult to get into the programme. I also appreciate what you mentioned about your own career path. I have also been looking into possibly applying for an internship at one of the companies you mentioned, maybe parti
  6. Hey thanks for your reply. Yeah it seems like the priority should be the year in industry to begin with then, if possible then go abroad. But yeah I understand what you mean, if I can do both that is probably better.
  7. Yeah that is an interesting point about doing the year in industry abroad, maybe that would be a good balance of the two. Thanks for your reply, I'll look into this.
  8. Yeah thanks for your reply. Yeah, more often than not, people I have known from my university who did an internship did end up getting an offer for a graduate position so it does seem very beneficial to do the year in industry.
  9. Hey haha yeah I mean these sort of companies do attract a very distinguishable type of person to work for them.. Yeah I think doing both will probably be the best. Imperial has a big name in the UK and it does have a lot of links with industry it it just sometimes difficult to see that they actually exist when you are just an undergraduate.
  10. Hey thanks for your reply. Yes I believe doing both would be an option, it might be slightly more complicated to apply as I won't be at uni to do all the process because I would be applying while I'm in industry, but anyway that's more of the administrative side of things. I am currently at Imperial College in the UK and the options I was looking at was to do the year abroad in the US where the choices are the University of California or MIT. The options are obviously very competitive so there are also other options in Australia, Singapore and Europe. Maybe I should mention th
  11. Hi, I am currently aat university about to start my 3rd year of mechanical engineering which is normally 4 years. I have the opportunity to do an extra year in industry so the total degree takes 5 years, or I can also do a year abroad so the last year is taken at a different uni so it is still 4 years long. So far I haven't done many internships in the summer although I've done a little bit before uni and just helped out with some projects, but no real work. My question is, I understand that year in industry is more beneficial in terms of getting experience, but would a year abroad
  12. Fair enough haha but then the question is the same.. if they don't care about which course, then do they care more about better grades??
  13. Alright yeah probably not, I am more interested in going into industry after I finish
  14. Hey, I just had a quick question about choosing optional modules for my degree in Mechanical Engineering. I know that the decision is mine in the end but I just wanted a bit of general advice from people who may have been in the same position as me before. So basically I have just finished second year and I am about to choose the optional modules that I will take next year. From the long list I have crossed out a couple that really don't interest me. However, I feel like from the remaining ones, none of them are really that good so I find myself just choosing the ones t
  15. Hey I really appreciate your response. In terms of the things you mentioned that I should be experienced with in terms of classes and software I believe I am in a pretty good position. All of what you mentioned we have covered in one way or another. In terms of what I found interesting, it's precisely the times we've had to develop an idea into a product, prototyping and improving it as much as we can. That is what I think I have enjoyed the most as it also involves design which I like. So I guess the best thing to do for me would be to find internships or opportunities where I know I can appl
  16. Yes that sounds like a good idea. To be honest, right now I don't feel like manufacturing processes would be my first choice for a job. I enjoy much more the process of design and development to create an idea from scratch so I guess I should focus on industries where this is possible. Thanks for the reply!
  17. Yes I understand what you mean, thank you. I guess the best way to know for sure about a particular industry is to try it out myself maybe doing some internships. The reason I'm thinking a lot about this is also because I've got to pick some optional modules soon which would be a little easier if I already knew what industry I'd like to get into.
  18. Hi everyone, I'm currently studying mechanical engineering and I'm thinking about what sort of industries to apply for jobs when I graduate. There are a lot of typical engineering opportunities like construction, manufacturing, consulting, oil, etc. but to be honest with you I feel like those jobs seem boring (maybe I have the wrong idea), maybe with the exception of oil which seems pretty good with pretty good perks too. On the other hand I feel like consumer electronics, in particular computers and smartphones and cameras, are a very interesting field because of how, especially nowadays, you
  19. Hey thanks for the reply. I appreciate the others but I'm really looking into the s10 line right now. May I ask how you have found the curved screen so far? It seems like so many people are preferring the s10e simply for the flat screen so I was just wondering if it's really that hard to get used to it.
  20. Hi, I have recently been looking for a new phone and I honestly believe that one of the new S10 phones would be the best option for me... I had a galaxy S4 that lasted me more than four years and after a 2 year stint with an inexpensive motorola I feel like I prefer to spend more on a very good quality phone that will last me very long and keep its value... I have benn looking at the s10 lineup and all three seem to have an advantage, I guess my doubt is that for example the S10e is already expensive enough to not have absolutely all features and a relatively small screen, so then
  21. Hey those are some crisp shots especially considering the dog was probably moving a lot. What camera did you use if you don't mind?
  22. Ok that sounds good. And in terms of specifically the 200d vs the d3500 (I believe the 800d will be outside my budget unless it is really worth it) do you think there is a major advantage for Nikon in any aspect? Thanks!
  23. Thank you very much for your reply. I feel like I agree with you on what you are saying. What about image quality? For some reason when I look at sample images online it seems like the d3500 is consistently better than the 200d but I don't know if you have heard anything. I have also heard about Nikon not using a low pass filter but does this make the images significantly sharper? Thanks!
  24. Hi everyone, lately I've realised that I want to buy a DSLR for when I travel or just want to take much better quality photos than my phone can take. I have relatively good experience with cameras and like to use manual modes, still I am not a professional photographer which is why I am happy with just an entry level DSLR. (Also I have already decided that I prefer DSLR to mirrorless for a number of reasons). The thing is I have been looking a lot at the Canon 200D which seems to be a really good camera for everything and it is especially better for videos than Nikon.
  25. Hi, so basically I was considering buying a new iPad Pro 10.5" now especially since the education store has a deal where you get free headphones along with the iPad. I will also be getting an Apple Pencil as I will use it to take notes at university. I have already tried it extensively and I really like the experience. However, my only hesitation is whether I should wait for the new ones to come out and buy those instead of the 1 year old ones. In my opinion the main advantage of the new ones will be the faster processor and the fact that it might last 1 more year in the future. Al