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  1. SJ234

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Both described as latest 6th generation. I5 is i5-6200u with graphics stated above I3 is i3-6100u with graphics as above
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    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Hi, one final question about laptops. Is it worth spending an extra 50 quid on i5 processor over an i3? Laptops are otherwise identical, SSDs, 6GB Ram, HD graphics 520 2.3-2.8 GHZ.
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    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    What sort of CPU should I be looking for?
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    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Thanks for the quick reply. Would you say it needs more processing? Or RAM? FM is the only game I tend to play and I don't go for massive games anymore with many leagues.
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    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=N7H41EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB Any ideas if the game will function on that? I know next to nothing about computers.
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    Senegal's Arsenal Thread 2015/16

    Not Gabriel but I can see Coquelin definitely.
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    Senegal's Arsenal Thread 2015/16

    Whilst that is true the team play was a lot better than what we had seen in recent months on the most part. Other than the final parts of it. It is going to be disappointing when Ramsey or Elneny is dropped for Coquelin on the weekend.
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    The Royal Family

    Not sure how they can do that with a straight face either. It's just bizarre
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    Senegal's Arsenal Thread 2015/16

    Is Ramsey by any chance one of them in your view?
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    The Royal Family

    Problem is how accurate are the figures. Or rather how can you say with any confidence that they are accurate. I have never seen anyone produce any, for either side of the debate, which weren't seriously flawed. The checks and balances wouldn't be improved by effectively electing the monarchy. The powers side of the monarchy is different as the political powers of the monarchy (as in those it effectively possesses) are minimal but those it could in fact have are not. However the reality is if the monarch was to, for instance, refuse to accept certain ministers or pass laws then bar a truly bizarre situation where the country favours the hereditary monarchy over their elected government then it is likely the constitutional balance would be altered. That the government serves the Queen by name and not the people is a semantic. The government is answering to the electorate already, changing them to the people's government isn't going to change how in or out of touch they are. The problem with the argument it would clarify the leadership of the country is that it is difficult to see how replacing the Monarchy would either a) particularly achieve this b) whether this a real issue. If we accept that the UK would move to a German style system whereby the President is just a perfunctory role and thus isn't truly politically powerful and not as in USA or France a politically powerful figure (which we should do as it is the only realistic change as the other requires too much constitutional overhaul). Then the PM would effectively remain the head of state and people will continue to discuss voting for that person or their rival at a GE. I would suggest that is as much a result of how politics and the general population interact with many not being overly interested in their backbench MPs activities nor do they have much impact upon them. I also reject the idea that suggesting there are bigger issues is apathetic. Republicanism is a losing issue which few care deeply about and which few can suggest a change in the situation would have a material difference on how government operates on a regular basis. To focus on that and miss out on the West Lothian question, devolution, House of Lords reform etc is a waste of time as the other three issues are much more likely to gain traction is how to lose the constitutional reform argument. Not sure many can or would bother defending the existence of the royal family but that isn't the point. The point is that they don't need to as it is the status quo which functions fine and there is, as I have said before, little to suggest that altering it would make a particularly big difference. We aren't going to suddenly see an executive which can't just remove civil liberties or pointedly remove benefits from the poor because we have changed how we decide who holds a ceremonial role. It is a heavy duty constitutional reform for little effect. Compared to producing a functioning House of Lords (which is a seriously complex issue in its own right) or clear local governance it really isn't that important to most people's lives. I don't disagree with being against the Royal Family, I just find it weird that given the other important reforms needed that this riles people up so much. I would be much angrier about people being effectively born into the legislature or getting there via the state religion which discriminates against other religions in an increasingly secular country. Than people who the removal of will not greatly alter the political balance
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    The Royal Family

    Quite easily seems like an unprovable stretch. I find it a bit weird that people get very angry about it also. As after all, any replacement is likely to just be an elected head of state who carries out the same role as the Queen does now so it wouldn't change much. At the very least there are much larger problems to deal with. This and pretty much everything else Retro has posted I agree with.
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    Senegal's Arsenal Thread 2015/16

    Looking at the number of created chances is misleading because it completely fails to consider the context. 1) match situation 2) how spread out over matches they were 3) situation of the chance; amongst other things. It isn't as simple as we created lots of chances, guess we just need a better goalscorer.
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    Senegal's Arsenal Thread 2015/16

    The problem with this is that it requires us to consistently be able to create those chances and play well. We don't do that. Suarez wouldn't alter that. That Liverpool team whilst it couldn't defend had an attacking structure which functioned. We don't have that. It had pressing. We don't have that. Even with all of that I don't think that Liverpool team would have won as many games again. I think to a large extent they got away with their bad defence through luck rather than just merely out-gunning the opposition repeatedly. Meh. This season the chances he created should have led to about 12 assists. He has 18.
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    Senegal's Arsenal Thread 2015/16

    My point about Kane wasn't that he wouldn't be more effective than Giroud, as he clearly would be. It was pointing out that we benefit greatly from having quicker strikers. Hence Walcott being effective despite clearly being an inferior striker to Giroud.
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    Senegal's Arsenal Thread 2015/16

    Nope. Doesn't fix the disarray the midfield was in. You could stick Suarez up there and we probably still don't win the league. Little point having a good striker if you can't put them into a position to succeed. Side note on Kane, not sure he would necessarily be the most effective striker for Arsenal. We would probable be better off with someone who is quicker and can get in behind more. PEA would be a better option
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