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the current crop of 4K PC monitors are a pretty dirty 'hack' as far as I'm concerned. In order to run them at 60Hz you need to run the monitor in DisplayPort 1.2 MST mode, which basically appears to your computer as two separate displays.

Absolutely kills it for me. Until a new generation of 4K monitors comes out that resolves this very dirty hack, I won't be buying one.
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looks perfect to me...
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Google Now has gotten better with package updates, I'm quite impressed!
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+Matthias Brunisholz oh this screen will be relegated to bring a secondary one, when I've saved up enough for the screen I want to get...
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two young women who I work with have just commented at work about the "lack of games available for girls" on the Xbox 360 systems that are in the rec room. These systems run a fairly recent FIFA game.

Must be one of the most sexist comments I've heard at work for a while, which is actually tolerated by people.

FIFA is a game that can be played by either gender. From what I understand, the marketing for FIFA isn't even predominantly aimed at males either. Just football fans.

I'd say something to them, but that would open a pandoras box of office politics that I just cannot be arsed to deal with in the work environment.

#computergamesexisim  
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I think the problem isn't rooted in games, it's sociological. Keep on giving girls barbie and dolls to play with when they are young, they are going to expect that kind of stuff as leisure material for when they get older.

Regarding your employer; payroll is the most important thing an employer can do for their employees. If they can't get that right you should fire them.
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if this is true, I am extremely disappointed in Valve. 

VAC is for online gaming. How can Valve determine, from your DNS history, whether you're checking out cheats for a hard to complete part of a Single Player game, or for a multiplayer game?

Absolute bollocks, if true.
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You are allowed to be wrong, you mean. :)
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there's a lot of people that are only reading headlines of clickbait sites at the moment, vis a vis Nike Air Mag 2015s

hint: there's no confirmation at all if you actually read the quote that is attributed to the designer. He is simply speculating.

#backtothefuturepart2   #nikeairmag2015  
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and EA continues to be the worst publisher when it comes to attitude towards their paying userbase.
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Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire - Birmingham, West Midlands - Harlow, Essex
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music, film, and computer geek
Introduction
I'm into 'weird' music, awesome films, and am a massive geek when it comes to technology.

I can be found trying to get into some awesome gigs (when they rarely happen), and I can also usually be found attending the Liverpool Linux User Group every month.

My music tastes veer more towards industrial and experimental electronic types, and my film tastes usually gravitate towards thought provoking stuff and things with a very clear visual identity.
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I have a modest collection of records that I actually listen to, have already met a couple of my music heroes
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    Music Technology BTEC National Diploma, 2001 - 2002
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