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Rule of thumb: Delete anything between the less-than and greater-than brackets. The result might look off, but you'll still have the text you meant to include.

In other thoughts: Is M83 considering producing a big melodramatic movie? He should. His music isn't even soundtrack score type work at this point: It's more like imaginary movies.
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I went to the ... medical institution today for the interview, and it was definitely NOT a hospital. Apparently, the lady who was being a recruitment consultant between us had misunderstood (quite understandably though, I'll explain later) the environmental description of the job. It was at a campus, and the scientists, while doing medical research, were not the white coated surgeons I had in my most horrific fantasies imagined them to be. A big plus was that they do not lobotomize their employees either (again, err, fantasies...nervousness...err).

So, the interview went actually pretty great and we chatted about their network solution as it is, and the solution he wanted and we kind of changed ideas back and forth. Some parts of needed virtualization into more virtualization through remote control - we're talking inception style here. Some parts of their system were using legacy stuff, and totally wrong components. We're talking old servers and (--->) access (<--- !!!) DBs for terabytes of data.  All in all, a lot of work needed over there.

As for the hospital environment vs campus environment. Well, apparently this institution actually has a hospital for medicin students, but they don't have their courses there. This was kind of their campus, and the hospital for practical learning is at another part of town - and that's probably what the recruiter had misunderstood. It's alright though.

That sounds very cool - how big is the IT/Dev team?

Access is proof that Microsoft is evil and hates their customers.
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Rule of thumb: Delete anything between the less-than and greater-than brackets. The result might look off, but you'll still have the text you meant to include.

I'll keep that in mind later on. Thanks.
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I couldn't sleep last night so I ended up spending the whole time doing laundry and researching tube amp circuits that I'll probably never get around to building...

 

I think mostly because of this...

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Just tried Win8 again.  This time on Oracle VirtualBox so I don't have to be frustrated about it hogging my PC for real.

 

Between Classic Shell and 7+ Taskbar Tweaker I made it pretty usable within about half an hour this time around.  It's still doing some font smoothing crap but it doesn't look quite as bad as the usual headache inducing BlurType.  I wonder if they they're using AA now instead of pretending that subpixel rendering actually works of they've just tweaked the defaults.

 

Of course all this makes me wonder how they plan on selling this to people.  Allegedly there's some rock solid code beneath the Playskool UI but the average user won't know, understand, or care.  Even if this metro crap would have been easier to learn from the beginning or something most people only seem to know how to do anything on a computer by rote.  If you throw something that's not even recognizable as Windows at them they'll probably be completely lost.

 

Are power users going to care either?  They'll all be turned off by having to work around all the Metro crap.  It's not hard, but you'd have to be pretty masochistic to want to fork over whatever M$ is going to charge for the version that was least crippled before it left the factory (i.e. the "Ultimate" edition) just for the privilege of having all the tossers in Redmond piss all over your desire to multitask.  Maybe it's a little more stable or something but does that really matter much with how well 7 does in that area?  I'm a pretty intensive user between VMs and games but for the most part my up time is only limited by the power grid or when I want/need to change the hardware.  The longest uptime I remember was 80 days and 50 or 60 isn't that uncommon.  Even XP was good enough.  I think I usually got around 20-30 with it.  I disliked all the crap they messed with for no good reason in Vista/7 that I wouldn't have bother to upgrade to 7 if I didn't need more RAM and stuff actually ran on the 64 bit version of XP.

 

Does 8 have any selling points like that?  The only pro I can think of is that Windows finally puts taskbars on your secondary monitors by itself.  Of course there are already third party programs that do the same thing a lot cheaper than an upgrade to Win8.

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I have no interest whatsoever in Win 8. I'm quite content with Win 7, and most of what I have seen in articles previewing Win 8 just makes me say 

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I have been surprisingly uncaring about Win8. It's part my freaking job to follow that sort of stuff, and I just have not given it 2 seconds of thought. I think its partly because we are just now trying to replace all the old XP desktops we have with Win7! I'm not really looking forward to doing another round of application testing to verify compatibility.
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So I was watching previous shows of The Game Station podcast (#20 specifically) and in there they talked about Far Cry 3, and incidentally about Spec Ops: The Line. Something something about the terribleness of war and great character development in the game, how grim and too close to real life it is and just plain disturbing makes me want to buy the game. So I'm wondering if anyone here played it?
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I have no interest whatsoever in Win 8. I'm quite content with Win 7, and most of what I have seen in articles previewing Win 8 just makes me say 

I'm looking forward to try Win8. I have no doubts that it will be successful. Anyways do we have a choice? 

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I'm looking forward to try Win8. I have no doubts that it will be successful. Anyways do we have a choice? 

 

I'd say yes, we do have a choice. I don't think Win7 is anywhere near EOL, although I don't expect it to still be everywhere after 10 years like XP was. smile.gif

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Looking forward to Dead Space 3...

 

 

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I'm looking forward to try Win8. I have no doubts that it will be successful. Anyways do we have a choice? 

 

As I have used Linux (in the form of one distro or another) exclusively for the past seven years... yes we most certainly have a choice.


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People using desktops might just skip it the way a lot of people skipped Vista. 

 

I was interested in that Windows surface thing, but am leaning more toward a Win7 ultrabook and a regular pen and paper notebook for taking notes on the go; my netbook's starting to cop out/frustrate me more and I don't feel like waiting 2-3 months for a new thing. 

 


 

I'm having mixed feelings about the Rx MkIII. 

 


 

I was using my FI-BA-SS for the first time in awhile.  I'm noticing that, while smaller overall, its sound stage is sometimes more "holographic" (in the TH900 sense) than the 334's.

 

I have to go to class.  ^ elaboration there to come.


Edited by driver 8 - 9/19/12 at 12:50pm
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Just to point out that the Humble Bundle group is selling a new bundle. Some pretty great games this time. And soundtracks of them too.

In other news, I am playing FTL: Faster Than Light. Space roguelike game that has a permadeath random universe. Indie is great.
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I want to get Borderlands 2, but I'm smack in the middle of Black Mesa at the moment. Far Cry 3 and Crysis 3 are on my list for next year.

And I really ought to get to the pistol-range soon, as my skills are getting very rusty. My HK's have been neglected for far too long now.

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