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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Very Unsatisfactory End to an Exciting F1 Season

    It looks like this will end in the courts. The FIA has lost all credibility this season, breaking their own rules to decide the drivers championship, presiding over the debacle of awarding half points for a ‘race’ consisting of 2 laps behind the safety car and repeated failure to enforce good...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Very Black Friday (a.k.a Storm Arwen)

    At 1610 on Black Friday, Storm Arwen hit and our power went out. 99.5 hours later we had power again. No lights, no heating, no hot food, no internet, no mobile signal, no hot water - it makes one realise how dependent we are now on electricity. Fortunately, we have a wood burning stove, so that...
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    If you have Sky, it is worth checking this out. overnight there is often a lot of excellent music. Last night there was Jeff Lynne's ELO Wembley or Bust concert from 2017 and Supertramp's 1979 Paris concert . I have previously recorded Led Zeppelin, Rush, Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac and the Who...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST The Hundred - What is the Point of It?

    Anyone else think that this is a pointless competition? I don’t see what this does better than (or as well as) T20. The on screen graphics are terrible and look like they are from the 1980s. The necessary information is spread all over the screen. This is very much a solution looking for a problem.
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    Inspired by @NoddyPirate, or whatever his name is now, I have decided to introduce myself after about 6 months of membership this time around. I have recently received my third PCS machine (2 desktops and 1 laptop), following on from several prebuilt machines from the larger manufacturers. I am...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Persuading SpyderTracks to Move to Scotland

    A couple more reasons to move to Scotland. These are both from Shieldaig near Torridon.
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    I have a 5900x on a ROG STRIX X570 motherboard in a 500D SE case, with a H115i Platinum AIO. There is also a 3060TI in the mix. I am slowly getting the machine set up, installing applications and transferring data from my old PC. Having never played with fans and pump settings before, I am...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST What Type of Photographs Do You Take?

    I used to mainly take landscape photographs. More recently I have preferred wildlife and birds. I am always wanting more reach, more resolution, more light and more patience.
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    PCSPECIALIST Local Delicacies

    I have lived in Scotland for over twenty years and found that there are a range of local delicacies that you may not be familiar with south of the border. Deep fried Mars bars, supposedly invented a few miles south of Aberdeen. Also now supplemented by deep fried Bounty. Pizza crunch - pizza...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Photoshop and Lightroom Discussion

    I am interested in your selection of drives. My PC is in pre-production and currently has 2x500GB Samsung 980 Pros, a 2TB SSD and a 4TB HDD. My thought was to use one of the 980s for OS and programs and the other as as scratch drive. My photos and catalogue are destined for the SSD and...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Guidance for Photo Editing PC - Now Ordered

    I am looking for a replacement for my aging PCS built Intel + 2x HDD desktop for photo editing. I will be mainly using Lightroom with some Photoshop at the same time and some Topaz AI plug-ins that are meant to make use of the GPU or Intel OpenVino. I have no idea what is now the optimum CPU...