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    Setting up a small company network -- need some suggestions

    4 TB hard drives are pretty cheap nowadays too, so 4x4 TB in RAID 5 or 10 would probably be sufficient. The main reason for wanting a system where data is effectively cached accessed locally instead of constantly being pulled off the network would be to decrease network lag and make it faster to...
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    Setting up a small company network -- need some suggestions

    Dropbox does LAN sync, but that wouldn't stop it from also doing internet sync, which would quickly turn out internet connection into mush. I'd prefer to not spend our entire bandwidth on syncing files to remote storage. Dropbox isn't very expensive, but it does kind of add up. Dropbox Teams for...
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    Setting up a small company network -- need some suggestions

    Hi everyone, I work at a small company. It's not a single company, as such. It's sort of half-way between an ad agency and a rent-an-office sort of space. We're a bunch of people all running our own companies, but we do a certain degree of work together as well. Up until now, we don't actually...
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    TV recommendations

    I'm not that concerned about the power consumption, to be honest. It's not like the TV will be running non-stop, and electricity is really cheap in Sweden anyway. Not sure which way to go with plasma vs LCD. I suppose the main purpose of the TV, in terms if image quality, is to make it nice...
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    TV recommendations

    I wasn't sure whether to post this here, or in Displays. If this is the wrong place, can a mod perhaps move it? :-) Anyway. I'm planning on buying a new TV this year. Due to the size of the room and such, I'm thinking in the 40"-50" range. The idea is to build a HTPC or something similar...
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    Our Robot Overlords Can Now Make Wanted Posters

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX09WnGU6ZY
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    LR4 is now out

    Is it just me, or are Adobe pouring all their non-assholeness into Lightroom? Look at their other products... Inflated prices, weird upgrade deals, horrendous pricing for non-US customers, platform lock-in, etc etc etc. But with Lightroom, one license for both Mac and Windows. Install on any...
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    Want to buy lightroom

    Well, 4.0 is out now and it's less expensive than it used to be!
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    Looking for new laptop: not quite workstation, not quite ultrabook

    Ah, that makes sense. Our projector is DVI, I believe. But it is quite new, as well.
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    Assuming a person is really handy with vectors in PS...what 3d software to learn?

    Houdini is very inexpensive for non-commercial use (free with watermarked renders; $99 without). I find it rather easy to use, but it's very technical in its nature and is geared towards... well, techy stuff. Procedural content creation and stuff like that. That's not to say that you can't use...
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    Looking for new laptop: not quite workstation, not quite ultrabook

    Well, I have the W520 now so here's a mini-mini review: I'm very pleased with performance. The quadcore i7 is easily 4-5 times faster at rendering than my previous Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro. This makes a huge difference in my work. I have installed Lightroom, but I haven't yet transferred my...
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    Looking for new laptop: not quite workstation, not quite ultrabook

    I went ahead and ordered the W520. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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    Want to buy lightroom

    If you do start using the LR3 trial, and LR4 isn't released within a month, keep in mind that you cannot import LR3 libraries into the LR4 beta. I'd probably just go with using the LR4 beta, to be honest. I gave it a whirl the other day, and it seems fine. I didn't see any show-stopping bugs...
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    Looking for new laptop: not quite workstation, not quite ultrabook

    Right, so then we're looking at £1300 instead. That's actually pretty darned inexpensive, for this kind of machine.
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    Looking for new laptop: not quite workstation, not quite ultrabook

    Ouch, that's a pretty poor customer service review. I think I'm going to go with the Lenovo anyway, though, and just hope for the best. The W520 and M4600 are similarly-specced, but the final price is just too big a difference. With some coupons and config tweaks (like buying memory and...
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