Simon Garrett

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Jun 14, 2005
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Nikon D800, Nikor 24-120 VR, 70-300 VR, 35-105, 50 1.4, 28 2.8...

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  • True, but failure rate tends to follow a "bathtub curve".  That is, as you say, the failure rate is higher very early on, falls to a lower level, but then rises again at some end-of-life point. The ...
  • Replied in 35Mbit
    On a good day with the wind behind them, my provider (BT) manages 35Mbit/s.  They promised 70 before the service was launched, but as a result of poor siting of cabinets, specially installed for ...
  • For developers, Android 10 is a bit of a mixed blessing. The wise Android Gods have decided that users don't want to be disturbed by background tasks. Yes, I know that's contrary to what you are ...
  • Who knows?  I was in the same position a month ago and went Ryzen 3900X and X570 motherboard because: (1) The 3900X is cheaper than equivalent Intel processors (and includes a fan and heatsink, which ...
  • A very good point; I've had external drives that work in some USB ports but not in other ports on the same computer.  If you have a second computer or laptop, try that. If the drive has an external ...
  • Well, perhaps I am unlucky! I have around 14 or 15 hard drives or SSDs in use around the house at the moment, plus another 5 external drives used for archiving or on the road use. Maybe that's a ...
  • Have you got a backup? Everything in a computer system is at risk of failure.  Hardware failure, software failure, user failure - they all happen sooner or later.  The only people haven't lost ...
  • Budget? Remember that the screen quality of laptops is not great and not ideal for judging image quality unless you spend North of £/$/€ 1,500 or so. I have a Dell XPS 15, which has quite a good ...
  • A few people are jumping to criticise here, emphasising how many systems they've built. Well, I've built quite a few. Enough to know that it's potentially an error-prone process and easy to make ...
  • It may depend on which side of the Atlantic you sit. In Europe (and for the moment in the UK) the "First Sale" doctrine applies. A perpetual licenced software is treated as a copyright work like a ...
  • When I look carefully, there is a very slight rippling in the same place on mine.  I would say less visible than yours.  If it's a problem, you could always try taking it back for another one.
  • Is that an unretouched photo or have you exagerated the ripples? I have an SW271, and there is a slight fall-off of brightness at the edge but no visible ripples.  And I do mean "slight", just visible.
  • If it is AMD processor then the BIOS settings may refer to something other than "XMP" profile, such as "DOCP" or "EOCP".  If it won't detect the memory profiles you may be able to set them ...
  • Replied in Software
    CS5 did come in 64-bit as well as 32-bit (according to Wikipedia, CS4 was the first).  I can't remember if both came on the installation disks, or did you have to buy one or the other?  Check if ...
  • Glad you got there!  As you said, I get the impression that OTG is not well supported, and not in a very standardised way. I've developed a few apps but I'm by no means an expert.  I find the ...
  • The free option is to rely on the profiles that come with the Benq and not use PME.  Otherwise, I think i1 Display Pro is probably the best solution.
  • If Dell Premier Color is the same as when it came with my 9560 Dell XPS 15 in late 2017 then it doesn't work well.  It produces poor quality profiles and version 4 icc profiles only, which don't ...
  • I also click the "System Level" option, which I assume meand it applies to all users.  If it doesn't appear on the first list in control panel, then it should appear if you click the "Advanced ...
  • PME creates a new profile each time you calibrate, and sets it as the Windows default profile. Yes, if you calibrate three times then you get three profiles. When you switch calibration (on the ...
  • This isn't quite what happens. Calibration is rather different for monitors with internal LUTs compared with most cheaper monitors with no internal LUTs. Calibration and profiling are done at the ...
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