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    34" UW vs. Dual Setup

    Hi, I have a budget of ~$1,000 for my monitor setup. I'm debating between the Dell AW 34" Ultrawide or a dual 27" monitor setup. I plan on using these for photo/video editing and gaming on the side. The allure of the AW 34" is its ability to reproduce color fairly accurately while offering a...
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    Comcast Quietly Fired Hundreds in Direct Sales before Christmas

    Based on headcount, they technically are classified as a small business.
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    Comcast Quietly Fired Hundreds in Direct Sales before Christmas

    You twits need to stop saying "trickle down" as if it's an actual phrase or position posited by supply-side economists. It was a pejorative term created by Keynesian economists. You twits.
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    Nintendo Switch Is The Fastest-Selling Video Game Console Ever In The US

    I've been tempted to buy one since Black Friday but the game list hasn't impressed me yet. Zelda, Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart are definite winners but everything else seemed just okay. Now if they were to port some classic NES games like Contra, TMNT, The Simpsons, Streets of Rage, Ninja...
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    Raja Leaves Radeon Technologies Group for Now

    I respect AMD's decision to let him take the 3 months but they'll pay the price in productivity by letting Lisa take on another role. 3 months is a bit ridiculous unless it's for medical reasons. I work 70-80 hours a week as a manager in a corporate setting. There are times you get burnt out...
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    Rumored Pricing for Intel Coffee Lake CPUs

    I've been out of the PC scene since I built my Sandy Bridge system (i7-2700k in...'12?). I've heard a lot of hype for Ryzen, but is this a reiteration/incremental step up from Kaby Lake? Looking to build a new system for photo/video editing with minimal gaming on the side.
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    UK Parliament Members Urge Brits To Boycott Amazon

    Didn't take long for someone to use 'trick down economy' as a counter as if it was espoused by economists on the right. It's called supply side vs demand side for a reason you nitwits.
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    PCPer Questions TheKanter on Ryzen

    My takeaways (please correct me if I'm wrong): 1) Cautiously optimistic about Ryzen 2) Performance should theoretically fall in between Ivy and Broadwell but not buying into marketing claims like "40% improvement in IPC" 3) AMD's move to outsource producing their chips and business structure...
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    Female Composers in Games Industry See Gender-Based Pay Penalty, New Study Finds

    Equal pay for equal work laws, in my estimation, hinders anyone that is going to be under-qualified or biased against. It takes away the only advantage a person has if the recruiter has prejudice. At least if the recruiter is going to be sexist or (insert reason), he'll make the company incur...
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    Robots To Replace Fast Food Workers

    Just out of curiosity, do you know for example, McDonald's operating expenses vs. gross sales vs. net profit? I'd like to see the validity of either side of this debate's case.
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    Former Valve Economist Quits As Finance Minister Of Greece

    QUOTED..FOR...TRUTH.... if the Greeks hadn't rejected the Polish economists before all this started who pushed for a free enterprise system, they wouldn't be in this awful situation.
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    The Crazy Training Schedule Of Pro Gamers

    *Sigh*... it's as if you purposely cherry pick a phrase and then run with it. This will be my last post simply because you cannot grasp the point of this dialogue. The relevant job xp merely demonstrated the trade off versus living as a pro gamer. This whole dialogue has been about trade...
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    The Crazy Training Schedule Of Pro Gamers

    That's quite a plan you got there and a lot of "ifs". Pro game at 16, take a couple years off, and then go to college? Aren't most Pro Gamers in their early 20s, at least from the articles I've read. That's not a couple years, that's a few years which can make a big difference. So what...
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    The Crazy Training Schedule Of Pro Gamers

    That's not true...at all. Any decent applicant puts only the relevant experience that pertains to the job you're applying for. I can't believe I have to spell this out but I will. You're not listing your life's story on your resume. You're listing relevant job experiences that will grab a...
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