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MattHiggs
18-03-2003, 14:15:24
Read it being discussed and I think it's a great idea. I certainly could write a few articles. I need to put my degree to some use.

Nav
18-03-2003, 14:58:08
So by Tech section you mean having tech articles, news and a forum?

Funkodrom
18-03-2003, 15:20:21
Yes. Sounds like a good idea to me as well.

Nav
18-03-2003, 15:38:00
Sounds like a go-er then. We'd just need one possibly two volunteers to post tech-related news.

MattHiggs
18-03-2003, 16:04:58
I can post some hardware reviews and possibly some guides on building computers, upgrading etc...

Scabrous Birdseed
18-03-2003, 16:19:02
I veto this under the "this thing doesn't really matter in life" clause. It'll attract geeks. *shudder*

Sean
18-03-2003, 16:24:36
I vote for it as a way of reducing the Canadian presence in CounterPoint.

Scabrous Birdseed
18-03-2003, 16:36:26
Maybe if the entire section was dedicated to non-geek technology. Like Dildos.

Sir Penguin
19-03-2003, 00:43:05
I would volunteer to post news items. I'm not sure I
like the idea of a forum, though, there are fewer tech
people than music people, and look at the state of that
forum. ;) I guess you'd need somewhere to put the news
threads, though.

edit: film forum would be a better example.

SP

Asher
19-03-2003, 04:02:44
On second thought I don't think the geek scene would mesh well with this crowd.

It would need its own site.

Something I plan on doing this summer. I quite like PHP...

Asher
19-03-2003, 04:04:32
We could do articles explaining in layman's terms what DX8 and DX9 do and the differences between them, or N-patches/R-patches and their increasingly popular use (Morrowind, MotoGP) and why they're so nifty, or maybe even a 3D graphics primer and/or basic differences between the mainstream GPUs and CPUs. :hmm:

Funkodrom
19-03-2003, 09:57:51
you mean there are more extreme forms of geek?

Sir Penguin
19-03-2003, 10:15:47
Definitely. I find reading geeky things like this (http://www.lostcircuits.com/advice/atafaq/), this (http://arstechnica.com/paedia/c/caching/caching-1.html), and seeing things like this (http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts/generic/5d6a/) to be most interesting. But there are people who actually create these things, and I aspire to that level of geekiness.

SP

Asher
19-03-2003, 15:31:13
Exactly, SP.

Funkodrom
19-03-2003, 16:13:56
I'm not clicking those links. They scare me.

Nav
19-03-2003, 18:39:15
Best way of doing this is to launch the new section with some content, a couple of articles will do. I'd say 2-3 weeks from now till launch.

TAZ
19-03-2003, 18:55:26
At last my dream comes true ;)

Sean
19-03-2003, 19:02:26
Does web technology count as technology?

Sir Penguin
19-03-2003, 19:25:08
TAZ: You will be required to post regularly in the tech forum, so that the five of us who are actually interested in the subject don't fade into non-existence.

SP

Asher
19-03-2003, 20:50:53
Originally posted by Sean
Does web technology count as technology?
Do you mean web technology as in Internet2, IPv6, etc?
Or as in the new JavaScript standards?

TAZ
19-03-2003, 21:05:28
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
TAZ: You will be required to post regularly in the tech forum, so that the five of us who are actually interested in the subject don't fade into non-existence.

SP :cute:

I may be a geek but I'm not a technical one ;)

Sir Penguin
19-03-2003, 23:32:33
I ask it as a favour, for the safety of myself, Asher, Sean, Deacon, Darkstar, MattHiggs, and Drekkus.

SP

Sean
19-03-2003, 23:46:49
Do you mean web technology as in Internet2, IPv6, etc?
Or as in the new JavaScript standards?
Neither, but the first two are more networking than web.

Asher
20-03-2003, 02:21:45
Is a web not a network? :hmm: ;)

Sean
20-03-2003, 02:29:13
It is possible for a network not to be a web.

Asher
20-03-2003, 02:32:28
Depends how you define web.

In some circles they are synonyms.

Funkodrom
20-03-2003, 10:52:08
How about it's all technical software/hardware related articles and news. It should be as general as possible.

TAZ
20-03-2003, 22:53:50
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
I ask it as a favour, for the safety of myself, Asher, Sean, Deacon, Darkstar, MattHiggs, and Drekkus.

SP :hmm: sacrifice myself for the forum geeks???

:hmm:

;)

Resource Consumer
20-03-2003, 23:04:13
Let's just call it Geekery...

Sean
20-03-2003, 23:20:21
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
I ask it as a favour, for the safety of myself, Asher, Sean, Deacon, Darkstar, MattHiggs, and Drekkus.
You edited me in, you bastard.

Darkstar
21-03-2003, 00:29:41
Humm... well, lets not forget Trip. When he's got the time to post again, it would be sure to be a place he'd tell us how to get a good rig to do 3D Ray Tracing on, and for the best gaming experience.

Sir Penguin
21-03-2003, 01:10:59
Originally posted by Sean
You edited me in, you bastard.

I couldn't be respectful or anything.

SP

Nav
23-03-2003, 13:04:27
So do we want a forum?

description could be (thanks funko):

Discuss technical software/hardware related articles and news

Funkodrom
23-03-2003, 13:38:11
I think it's worth a try.

protein
23-03-2003, 16:28:57
You could call it "Counterpointless".

:lol:

Scabrous Birdseed
23-03-2003, 17:59:52
Could you at least sneer at the geeks a bit more?

Suggestion:

Discuss technical software/hardware related articles and news, you fucking geeks. You disgust me.

protein
23-03-2003, 22:11:29
I like the idea. When I have problems with my computer I can enter the scary Geek Forum and ask. I have to insist that it is called "the geek forum" though.

Scabrous Birdseed
24-03-2003, 09:21:44
The Geek Forum:

Observe geeks in a close reproduction of their natural habitat (usenet). Do not feed the dweebs.

Sir Penguin
24-03-2003, 09:23:27
Usenet without the branching threads!

SP

Scabrous Birdseed
24-03-2003, 09:23:48
Oh shit, I used "geek" and "reproduction" in the same sentence. Let's hope that's not prophetical.

protein
24-03-2003, 16:17:28
You mean like "Star Trek fan" and "Girlfriend"?

Sir Penguin
24-03-2003, 21:09:36
No need to worry about me, I'm androgenous.

SP

TAZ
25-03-2003, 08:36:19
Nice on guys but shouldn't the technical forum be called the technical geek forum?

Sir Penguin
25-03-2003, 08:39:26
I think it should be call the Tech Forum, since they're all technically forums. Or the Technology forum.

I met a guy at a bus stop once who called any skilled labour technical work. It was a bit disconcerting.

SP