Surface 3 Discussion Thread

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  1. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Dunno, from my quick googling I don't see any reference to it pre-WWII.

    How long has it's root "f-'d up" been used? Has a rather "modern slang" sound to it, but I really have no idea =P
     
  2. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    But the U.S. armed forces are the ones that are preoccupied with acronyms.

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  3. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    I think its beginning was as "fouled up" .

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  4. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...I think its beginning was as "fouled up"...>>

    ...Whatever its beginning was (and I don't know), I guarantee it wasn't that...!!! No self-respecting soldier (sailor or marine) would be so... diplomatic...

    And by the way, anyone want to take a run at "off topic?"

    Didn't think so...!!!
     
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  5. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Off topic? We're just hanging around the water cooler waiting for W10 and the new Lumia 940XL to arrive, chatting away. No news is good news. And it was most certainly not "fouled up."
     
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  6. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    I sure the Roman soldiers had their own version for Quintus Varus
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Yes, I'd bet the phrase has Latin roots.
     
  8. Alchemist

    Alchemist Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I'm considering getting a surface 3 and have a question I haven't been able to find an answer to or get anyone at microsoft support or the local microsoft store to know the answer to...

    The surface 3 dock charges the tablet while its docked... but how does it do this? Its only connection points are the mini-display and the USB3 ports. Can the USB3 port charge/power the device? and act as a USB port for your peripherals at the same time?

    Also, I've read a lot about the charging on the surface 3 being slow... is it faster with the dock? the literature says it will quickly charge your battery while you work but that could just be marketing speak.
     
  9. bloodycape

    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    The dock comes with it's own proprietary charger if I remember correctly. As for charging speed, I would ask Bronsky as he has the dock and uses it on a regular basis.
     
  10. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Considering that the charging port is a "Micro USB port" then it shouldn't be beyond the realm of possibility. For tablets like the Asus Note 8, there was a single micro-usb port for both charging and peripherals (so long as you had an adapter dongle) But in case of the Surface 3, add a dongle to the charging port and you have a 2nd usable USB port.
     
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