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  1. Hehe, it seems it's not just Swedes that are a...

    Hehe, it seems it's not just Swedes that are a virus. I got an AncestryDNA Kit for my birthday back in February and I got the results last night. As expected, I'm 90% Yorkshireman but it turns out...
  2. Just a wild guess, but I suspect he is talking...

    Just a wild guess, but I suspect he is talking about Blender :D
  3. Thread: The Corona Virus

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    Not only younger people with health issues but...

    Not only younger people with health issues but also just young people:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52041709

    This virus can be deadly to anyone at any age. One problem...
  4. Thread: The Corona Virus

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    Well, that's the UK now officially on lockdown...

    Well, that's the UK now officially on lockdown for at least three weeks. Noone is supposed to leave home except for a few very specific reasons. All non-essentials retail outlets are to close. No...
  5. The GB Pound has been falling steadily agains the...

    The GB Pound has been falling steadily agains the US $ for a few weeks. I think it staged a minor recovery over the last couple of days. It was around $1.30 during the first week of March and is now...
  6. There is already a thread on this subject over on...

    There is already a thread on this subject over on the General Discussion section of the forums:

    https://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php/161912-Affinity-products-have-a-50-off-sale-on-now

    But...
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    Hehe, I already know about the beer option. The...

    Hehe, I already know about the beer option. The lady telling me about the condition suggested drinking a pint a day, or thereabouts, and was quite surprised when I said I only drink alcohol of any...
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    The only serious affect the coronavirus crisis is...

    The only serious affect the coronavirus crisis is having on me right now is that I am having to hold off on starting a course of treatment I was prescribed three weeks ago. I have had a few health...
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    In these worrying times, while it is important to...

    In these worrying times, while it is important to remain positive it is also a good idea to check more than one source for information. This little piece by the BBC takes a look at...
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    Agreed, but I have to concede that I have already...

    Agreed, but I have to concede that I have already found a small drawback with Photo: I can't scan images directly into it from my Epson scanner like I can with PS. I have to use the Epson utility,...
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    With the way the exchange rate has been going...

    With the way the exchange rate has been going over the last few days, there isn't that much difference between 23.99 and $25 :D Fortunately, the 23.99 includes VAT as I just found out when I bought...
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    There isn't a single list of all the prices but...

    There isn't a single list of all the prices but if you follow this link to their store the 'Buy Now' button for each app takes you to a list of prices for that particular piece of software, kit or...
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    You can effectively 'store' electricity in a...

    You can effectively 'store' electricity in a reservoir but there is a cost. There are probably better explanations of the process but this article by a company here in the UK covers it pretty well:
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    Affinity products have a 50% off sale on now

    Affinity products have a 50% discount sale running on all of their products until April 20th. It is their way of helping the Creative Community during the COVID-19 crisis. Full details and...
  15. For those wishing to keep track of things over on...

    For those wishing to keep track of things over on Facebook, this link will take you to the thread over there:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/lightwiki/permalink/2469592776480040/
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    Absolutely :) Just for fun, I also downloaded and...

    Absolutely :) Just for fun, I also downloaded and ran Cinebench 20. It returned a quite respectable 7292. The interesting part about that figure is that I was looking into getting a Ryzen 3900X...
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    So, now that I've got LW2019 installed on my...

    So, now that I've got LW2019 installed on my bargain basement PC, I thought it would be interesting to see if my money was well spent.

    Dell Precision 7810

    Render Time: 2m 11s

    LW 2019.1.5...
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    That is certainly what I am hoping to find. It...

    That is certainly what I am hoping to find. It will certainly be a big improvement over the Xeon E5-1620 V3 I have been running. Currently in musical graphics cards mode. My new PC now has a Quadro...
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    Hehe, pondering suspended for a little while as I...

    Hehe, pondering suspended for a little while as I just bid on and won a Dell 7810 PC on eBay. Not state of the art by a long way but at 430 shipped, well within my budget. Dual Xeon E5-2680 V3 CPUs...
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    I got an email from them today with the same good...

    I got an email from them today with the same good news:

    'Hi Kevin,

    We’re pleased to announce that Twinmotion 2020 is now available. As a thank-you for downloading Twinmotion as an early...
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    The prices do fluctuate here in the UK too. The...

    The prices do fluctuate here in the UK too. The 3950X is 680 GBP while the 3900X is 410GBP. As my budget for CPU, MB, RAM, PSU and Case is limited to around 900 GBP there simply isn't another...
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    One option on my 'maybe' list would be a 3900X as...

    One option on my 'maybe' list would be a 3900X as I could just put one together with my budget but I'm not looking into overclocking at present. The last PC I built and overclocked was a P4 that is...
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    That would be this one: ...

    That would be this one:

    https://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php/160768-intel-vs-AMD-Benchmark-2019
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    Even a 3950X is outside my humble budget but it...

    Even a 3950X is outside my humble budget but it is always fun and interesting to read about the pros and cons of what is available when your funds can cover it/justify it:
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    Very sorry to hear you've been dealing with...

    Very sorry to hear you've been dealing with health issues. Hope all is now sorted and you are on the mend. Too many people I know are dealing with significant health issues at the moment, myself...
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