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Joost Moderator says

All negativity aside, I do really like the badges page !

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I dislike that we only get to display four, but anything more would be too big. Heck, the current four are already too large, vertically, and often set the height for forum posts. Also, what is with dropping the paw colours?

Honestly, major setback, in my personal opinion.

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Joost Moderator says

If your feet carry you to Slovenia/Ljubljana..

While the weather won’t be particularly great, this is definitely a great recommendation! Really an awesome city. Perhaps visit in the summer sometime, though ;)

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Joost Moderator says

If anything, the images you’re posting would be hard to sell for copyright reasons. Or did you talk the talk with Blizzard? ;)

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I have one :)
I have one as well, but I lost weight and now it’s large for me… :D

Mine’s too large as well, but that’s because I messed up on the size right from the get-go ;)

Great job on the weight loss! Silver lining!

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Joost Moderator says

Given your further explanation of your situation, I’d say the retina Macbook Pro was made for you ;)

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The weight difference between a 15” and 17” isn’t an issue when I’m out and about, it’s entirely a marketing ploy. If it’s heavy your muscles will grow and get over it.

For me it wouldn’t just be the weight, though, but also the sheer size. A 13” Pro can be subtle and fit on a small lecture fold-out table, while a 15” or even a 17” generally tends to become a bit of a distraction. Then again, those really are beautiful machines :bashful:

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Joost Moderator says

Yes …

I like how you said ‘Yes’, implying you were agreeing, and then gave a completely contradictory argument ;)

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Joost Moderator says

I’m locking this one up in favour of the sticky thread about this subject

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Whatever you do, I strongly recommend against anything 15” or larger. 13” is an ideal size for a laptop you intend to actually carry with you through college or university. Sure, if you’re just going to be driving to work each morning and set it up for the day a 15” will do fine. But when it’s in your backpack wherever you go, you’ll appreciate the form factor of a 13”.

That said, I’m currently using a 2010 Macbook Pro 13” that has lasted me through the past four years of university, and I intend to use it at least for another few years. At home, I plug it into a larger monitor (but I don’t have a desktop machine on the side), and at the uni I usually rely on the (ubuntu) desktop machines that are available there when I’m working for longer periods of time.

If you’re getting a Macbook Pro and you’re considering the 2012 model, do add an SSD. It’s an easy and cheap upgrade, and honestly, when have you used the DVD drive of your current machine last? Personally, I’ve taken out the superdrive and mounted it in a cheap SATA enclosure I got from ebay.

I guess it really depends on what you’re going to do with it. The Pro is a more powerful machine, but that does reduce its battery life a bit and makes it a heavier carry. Personally, I’m not sure if I would get the retina model, as I appreciate the storage space of a SSD + HDD combination. Then again, if you’re looking for 8GB of RAM and the latest processor, the retina would be the way to go.

It really depends on what you want to do with it. Does it need to be highly portable? Do you need processing power? Do you need RAM? Do you need storage, or is there a desktop/server/HDD on the side?

For a convenient spec-comparison, check out this tool

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