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2014-01-30 | The Age Reason Podcast, Episode 3 is up:
-> the age reason project, episode 3 - How To Kill Yourself (Without Having To Die)
-> The Age Reason Project, podcast main page
>five years ago>working for document management company>tech lead had 10 years experience>in VB3>designing new platform from scratch>document entity had user added key/value pairs>stored as a public array>every time a key/value was to be added, there was a copy-pasted snippet like that>every time a key was to be looked up, there was a for loop doing linear search>always duplicated, never as a method on the entity or even in the classes that used it most>I eventually replaced it with a hash table and proper encapsulation.>cleaned up over 500 such fucking loops>quit within the year>was not soon enough
>MS goes full mobile>Everything made from now uses metro interface>Businesses lose money due to lower productivity of mobiles as well as their breaking and being stolen much more frequently>Businesses start bringing their old towers out of the closet and install Linux>Curry Executive Officer scoffs>Businesses suddenly move to GNU/Linux platforms en masse over 1-2 years>MS still hasn't breached 5% mobile market share>Desktop share now on level of Mobile share>MS declares bankruptcy 5 years later, due to incredibly expensive and incredibly ineffective Linux bashing campaigns>RMS is canonized as St. IGNUcius
The increasing stupidity of political correctness has reached a new level.
I understand that you may not agree with your views, and he may not agree with yours, but pressuring a company to fire someone on the basis of private views and NOT qualification is simply childish. How is the creator of one of the most widely-used languages on the Internet not qualified for the position of CEO of a company that deals with the Internet, almost exclusively?
The left preaches tolerance, but they are only tolerant of those who agree with their views.
Preach, brotha. Seriously though, I totally agree. Just fuck the Left in general. Makes me sick how much influence these arseholes wield.
Is anyone else sick of all cases being BEIGE? I just want a decent looking case that is black or dark grey.
Is anyone else sick of all cases being BLACK? I just want a decent looking case that is translucent blue or orange.
Is anyone else sick of all cases being TRANSLUCENT? I just want a decent looking case that is black.
Is anyone else sick of all cases being BLACK? I just want a decent looking case that is white or light grey.
I was surprised how many people don't know how ethernet cables work, so I've made a little guide.
Black is faster but has a higher chance of packet loss.
Blue helps to keep the lines running cool, so downtime is usually way less.
Yellow increases the speed of queries, but if it isn't changed out enough can lead to data clotting.
Grey combines white and black to offer high speeds (not as fast as black) with minimal packet loss (but not as little as white)
White has the lowest chance of packet loss.
Green uses the least amount of power and is best for the environment.
Pink is dangerous, and can lead to outages due to it's inability to filter requests, but it tends to be a little cheaper so it gets used overseas a lot.
Purple offers no upsides or downsides aside from being very physically sturdy.
CRT is a much better technology than LCD.
1) Perfect black levels2) Flawless off-axis viewing3) Much faster refresh rate than LCD4) Warmer, more natural image (thanks to scan lines and small granules)5) Far longer life-span6) Not subject to manufacture problems such as dead-pixels7) Good range of compatibility with lower or non-standard resolutions without blurring
Given ultimate space and money the world's best CRT could easily crush the world's best LCD. So tell me /g/, why do you like your inferior screens that companies such as Samsung have brainwashed you to think is better than what already existed? The only cost-savings are on their end.
And the funny thing is you guys keep buying this crappy LCD technology and giving away your free CRTs on Craigslist. A fool and his dollar are soon parted I guess.
And before you start yapping about IPS panels:Enjoy your slow G2G response to switch pixels already, not to mention that hidden input and scalar lag. Luckily, CRT has no such bullshit.
The only semi-legitimate point I've heard against CRTs regards weight, but you don't bitch about the weight of a prospective couch while furniture shopping, do you? Didn't think so.
More strong points about TFTs: -1st, they last long (1999 to 2013 in my case, still running) - ymmv2nd, it's very clear at its natural resolution3rd, TFTs use less power4th, TFTs are instant on (2s max) - CRTs take ~8 secs5th, TFTs are more compact. You can move them closer to the wall, or across the tableTFTs are lighter too - but if CRT is too heavy for you, you're a doosh. full stop. new paragraph.
disadvantages of TFTs: -
>Steve Jobs>Doesn't donate any money to charity>Dies of cancer
>Bill Gates>Donated to charity>Is still alive
i haz cure 4 canceri release it into public domainJobs looks funnyJobs screams"WUT IT ONLY ON FLASH???"
Hearing the difference now isn't the reason to encode to FLAC. FLAC uses lossless compression, while MP3 is 'lossy'. What this means is that for each year the MP3 sits on your hard drive, it will lose roughly 12kbps, assuming you have SATA - it's about 15kbps on IDE, but only 7kbps on SCSI, due to rotational velocidensity. You don't want to know how much worse it is on CD-ROM or other optical media.
I started collecting MP3s in about 2001, and if I try to play any of the tracks I downloaded back then, even the stuff I grabbed at 320kbps, they just sound like crap. The bass is terrible, the midrange...well don't get me started. Some of those albums have degraded down to 32 or even 16kbps. FLAC rips from the same period still sound great, even if they weren't stored correctly, in a cool, dry place. Seriously, stick to FLAC, you may not be able to hear the difference now, but in a year or two, you'll be glad you did.
>>135 actually, the man knows what he's talking about, albeit, petty or nonsense to most people. when i've gone back to some really old mp3's from way back 'in-the-day' (90's, Napster, 56k modem) most of my mp3 library sounds like crap, mostly due to the technologies available at the time. i notice an unusually large amount of "pops" in a lot of songs and a 128k rip sounds more flat than a new 128k rip (both sound terrible regardless). anybody who knows how data is written to a disc would know that bits do get lost over time.
i'm an arrogant, elitist, analog snob with 2 vintage hifi systems (1 solid state/1 tube based) that can expose every imperfection in an mp3 file. it absolutely cracks me up when people think their crappy OEM soundcard, crappy best buy cables, and crappy desktop speakers are suitable benchmarks for judging sound quality.
it's pathetic how nowadays people have allowed themselves to compromise quality over convenience and cost. i'm only 34 but just as bitter and scornful as someone twice my age. just wait until i get my FLAC vinyl rip blog up and running!
"for each year the MP3 sits on your hard drive, it will lose roughly 12kbps, assuming you have SATA - it's about 15kbps on IDE, but only 7kbps on SCSI"LOLWUT???The loss is not because the file loses quality, but because today's encoders ake better files than those you had in 1999. Use the same old crappy coder, and you get the same old crappy file.Yeah, and lots of pops are cause some newer drivers don't support MP3 playback the way they did in the pre-RIAA times.
"...due to rotational velocidensity"Is that a word???
No, if you downloaded MP3s back then, you were unlikely to spend 30 minutes on your then-new 33.6 for a 3-minute song. They offered low-BPS songs because of that. If you had DLed a 320kbps then, it would still be a 320kbps now.
I hate Ubuntu. I immediately lose respect for anyone who runs it, and especially those who advocate it. Here’s why:
Name 20 features, release-for-release or year-for-year that have not come from Redhat. Redhat basically runs the show when it comes to Linux. This includes things like NetworkManager, Gnome, Xorg, GCC, glibc, LVM, KVM, kernel, file systems et al. Redhat has developers making significant contributions to the entire FOSS software stack upstream.
Ubuntu on the other hand pulls most of the heavy weight packaging from Debian with each release. They then perform minor patching and testing. It generally lags behind Fedora by a release or two in parts of the software stack. I never see @ubuntu or @cannocial email addresses in upstream changelogs.
So tell me again, how exactly does Ubuntu innovate? They even struggle to release a new theme with each release, and artwork is about the only original thing in Ubuntu.
Yes, Ubuntu is stable because they are standing on the shoulders of giants. Most of the hard work is hashed out before they ever import software into their repositories. This is fine, and what FOSS is all about, but I prefer to be in with the leaders rather than the followers.
What really irks me and what has really brewed my hatred are Ubuntu users. They seem to think Ubuntu is responsible for all that is good in the FOSS world. I have just proven how false this is. In my experience, Ubuntu support mechanisms (IRC, mailing lists, forums) are much less helpful than the alternative.
Shut up, douche. I am the only person on the internet right now that cares about what you have posted and I'm asking that you kill yourself using a handgun. Thanks.
make that a hacksaw
CPU Model and Current Speed: Motherboard Model: RAM Model and Current Speed: Video Card Model and Current Speed: Sound Card (if any): Hard Disk Drives (HDD): Optical Disc Drives (ODD): Power Supply Unit Model: Case Model (if known): Operating System (optional): CPU Cooling Method and Model: Amount of Case Fans and Types: Other:
CPU Model and Current Speed: E5200 D.Core 2.5GHzMotherboard Model: Gigabyte EG31M-S2RAM Model and Current Speed: 2GB Value RAM - Slower than yours D:Video Card Model and Current Speed: nVidia 9600GT 512MB @ 650MHzSound Card (if any): - Hard Disk Drives (HDD): 80GB WD Internal 500GB iOmega ExternalOptical Disc Drives (ODD): An old sony DVD RWPower Supply Unit Model: 620W Corsair HX seriesCase Model (if known): BlackWizard ModifiedOperating System (optional): Windows XP professional CPU Cooling Method and Model: Stock FanAmount of Case Fans and Types: 3 Standard Fans one larger fanOther: -
Nothing exciting but it runs UT3, GoW & Left 4 Dead so I couldn't care less. :D
CPU Model and Current Speed: Intel C2Q Q9650 @ 3,6 GHzMotherboard Model: Asus P5K-ERAM Model and Current Speed: 4GB Kingston Valueram DDR2 PC-6400Video Card Model and Current Speed: Jetway 8800GT @ stockSound Card (if any): Hard Disk Drives (HDD): 2x WD Carvier 500GB + WD Caviar 320GB + 1TB SeagateOptical Disc Drives (ODD): Samsung SH-S203BPower Supply Unit Model: Corsair CMPSU-520HXEUCase Model (if known): Antec P182Operating System (optional): XP Pro, UbuntuCPU Cooling Method and Model: Thermalright Ultra-120Amount of Case Fans and Types: 3x Nexus 120MM b/wOther:
CPU Model and Current Speed: Dual Intel Xeon X5550, 2.67 GHzMotherboard Model: Dell T7500RAM Model and Current Speed: Six ECC PC3-10660 1GBVideo Card Model and Current Speed: Quadro FX 1800 @ 550MHzSound Card (if any): Intel HDAHard Disk Drives (HDD): Four Seagate Cheetah 15K.5 SAS 146GB, stripedOptical Disc Drives (ODD): Dell DH-16A3L crossflashed to Lite-On DH-20A3LPower Supply Unit Model: Dell 1KW Case Model (if known): Dell T7500 ChassisOperating System (optional): Linux 2.6.30-t7500CPU Cooling Method and Model: Fan cooled HeatsinkAmount of Case Fans and Types: just a few.Other: Dolphin PSB66 SCI card
CPU Model and Current Speed: i7 920 2.8ghzMotherboard Model: GA-EX58-UD3RAM Model and Current Speed: some Mushkin 3x1GBVideo Card Model and Current Speed: GeForce 9400GTSound Card (if any): Hard Disk Drives (HDD): 120GBOptical Disc Drives (ODD): Power Supply Unit Model: PC Power & Cooling 750 (might come out for other computer)Case Model (if known): Antech 300Operating System (optional): Win7/UbuntuCPU Cooling Method and Model: Dark KnightAmount of Case Fans and Types: 2 x 120s, 1x 150?Other: WAS gaming PC, now is distributed computing/video encoding
CPU Model and Current Speed: Phenom II X3 705eMotherboard Model: Zotac some geforce 8100 budget (oops)RAM Model and Current Speed: 2 x 2gb DDR2-800Video Card Model and Current Speed: Radeon HD5870Sound Card (if any): Hard Disk Drives (HDD): 320GB
I've lost one of the cords for my lite on dvd multicorder. I have the USB. The other is missing. I also cannot find my CD that came with it. I've had it for a couple of years. Model # LH-20A1HX05C, S/N291707405418, manufactured in Feb. 2007. How can I ovbtain replacements? I use it on HP Win XP home edition.
>>6 wasCPU Model and Current Speed: 939 X2 4400+ @ 2500 MHz / 1.5VMotherboard Model: A8N32-SLI DeluxeRAM Model and Current Speed: 3500LL Pro @ 500 MHz / 2.65VVideo Card Model and Current Speed: EVGA 8800GT 512MB @ 725/1812/1050Sound Card (if any): X-Fi XtremeMusicHard Disk Drives (HDD): WD Raptor, Samsung F1 1TB, Samsung 1.5 TB, 1 Seagate 500GBOptical Disc Drives (ODD): Pioneer DVR-112x, Samsung SH-S162LPower Supply Unit Model: PCP&C Silencer 850 or somethingCase Model (if known): Lian-Li Commercial FreezerOperating System (optional): Win 7 x64CPU Cooling Method and Model: Zalman bigass thingAmount of Case Fans and Types: 4 fans, 2x120mm and 2x80mm>>6 now isCPU Model and Current Speed: 939 X2 4400+ @ 2500 MHz / 1.42VMotherboard Model: A8N32-SLI DeluxeRAM Model and Current Speed: Gskill something 4GB @ 438 MHz / 2.65V - timings on the lowest possible settings.Video Card Model and Current Speed: EVGA 8800GT 512MB @ 725/1812/1050Sound Card (if any): X-Fi XtremeMusicHard Disk Drives (HDD): WD Raptor, Samsung F1 1TB, Samsung 1.5 TB, 1 Seagate 500GB
CPU Model and Current Speed: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4027MHz / 1.424VMotherboard Model: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 RAM Model and Current Speed: [8GB] G Skill F3-12800CL9-4GBRL @ 1610MHzNB Frequency: 2819MHzVideo Card Model and Current Speed: AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GBSound Card (if any): Hard Disk Drives (HDD): 1x 10K Raptor, 1x 1.5TB, 1x 500GBOptical Disc Drives (ODD): 1x DVD-RWPower Supply Unit Model: Antec EA-650 GreenCase Model (if known): Lian-Li PC-K62Operating System (optional): Windows 7 Ultimate x64CPU Cooling Method and Model: Corsair Hydro Series H50Amount of Case Fans and Types: 5 or so 120mm and higher fansOther:
CPU Model and Current Speed: Phenom II X4 955BE @ 3800MHz / NB Frequency @ 2400MHzMotherboard Model: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3RAM Model and Current Speed: G.Skill F3-12800CL9-4GBRL @ 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 (2x4GB)Video Card Model and Current Speed: Gigabyte 6950 2GB (release day) @ 6970Sound Card (if any): Hard Disk Drives (HDD): Raptor 10k, 1.5TB, 1TB, 500GB, 320GBOptical Disc Drives (ODD): Sony somethingPower Supply Unit Model: Antec EA-650 GreenCase Model (if known): Lian-Li PC-K62Operating System (optional): Windows 7 UltimateCPU Cooling Method and Model: Corsair H50Amount of Case Fans and Types: 120mm fans on front, rear and two topOther:
CPU Model and Current Speed: Intel i3 530, 2.9 GHzMotherboard Model: PB FIH57RAM Model and Current Speed: 4 GB DDR3 667 MHzVideo Card Model and Current Speed: GeForce 310, 590 MHz Hard Disk Drives (HDD): Seagate ST3500, 256 GBOptical Disc Drives (ODD): 1 x DVDRWOperating System (optional): gentoo / winshit XPCPU Cooling Method and Model: stock heatsink + fanAmount of Case Fans and Types: front/rear fan that came with case
is it bad enough?
>>155 I don't even know how you got such a shit GPU with that CPU.
>brother calls up, computer doesnt display anything>he drops it off >Windows says "Ati card detected, no drivers found">remove crap AMD "HD" 7800 card>Install High-Performance Nvidia Quadro Graphics card in the computer>install drivers>configure everything to display at highest quality settings>return computer>he calls up>"Thanks bro, i will never buy anything AMD again! ">one week later he dies in a housefire
>try to use windows>want to download a youtube video>8 things I try fail to work>try youtube-dl with python>python install fails and corrupts, computer barely running at this point>try to record video with cam software>software fails to actually record. saves corrupted files all across hd>go to random youtube to mp3 website>suddenly something executes in my browser>screen flashes and goes black and back to normal>have trojan/virus on pc>mse pops up>can't remove trojan with mse>run malwarebytes scan but computer is too slow to do anything>computer completely freezes
>mfw all I wanted to do was download a youtube video
>girl says she's a nerd>ask what kind of computer she has>macbook air>turn 360 degrees>walk to the exit>open the door>there's a bear>become a dinosaur>engage in combat>bear punches me>makes me vomit spaghetti>roundhouse kick it>bear bursts into treats
fucking best buy
>grandpa calls up, computer is fucked>he drops it off >10,000 toolbars>reformat>install Arch Linux>compile everything from source>get superior rolling release minimal system>force all daemons and proessces, x windows, etc required to be manually started (like they SHOULD BE)>return laptop>he calls up>WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT WHAT DID U DO TO MY COMPUTER FUK U KID
Fucking old people, just die already.
lol linux sucks get a mac douche bag
>Minding my own business and installing OpenBSD on my router>Mama starts yelling from downstairs>"What is it mama?">"SERGIO! EL COMPUTER NO WORKO! NO GUSTA!">Go downstairs, find that there is taco sauce on the monitor, tostadas on the keyboard, tortillas in the optical drive, salsa in the heatsink, guacamole on the southbridge, burritos in the case fan, beans cooking on the fermi, and tacos in the PSU.>Fuck it, I'll buy her a Mac>Go to Apple store>Considering purchasing an iMac>Steve Jobs is there>Talks to me about the iMac>I get really hyped for the iMac>Decide to buy it on the spot>Reach for my wallet>Suddenly, spaghetti spills out of my pocket>There's spaghetti on the floor>Everybody walk the dinosaur>Try to clean it all up>I look down>There's fur in the spaghetti, leading to the realization that I am a bear
>brother calls up, macbook is fucked>he drops it off >the only mac os trojan in existence is installed>reformat>install Arch Linux>compile everything from source>get superior rolling release minimal system>force all daemons and proessces, x windows, etc required to be manually started (like they SHOULD BE)>return macbook>he calls up>WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT WHAT DID U DO TO MY MAKBOK FUK U
I told him that Arch is even more hipster than OSX, after that he shut up.
>be on /g/, using my Gentoo rig powered by 4 GTX 680's and an i7 2600k, when knock at cave door>OPEN UP WE'S THE POH LEASE>push a couple old Pentium 4s against the door (those things are just so damn handy)>begin waddling towards escape hatch>BANG BANG BANG>cops shooting the door, screaming MURIKA FUCK YEAH>be Canadian, quite confused>continue waddling as fast as I can>cops break door down>they begin sprinting towards me>one gets caught in my intranet>fuck that was an expensive cable it's hard to get them that long>whatever>cop begins shooting me>dive behind Fermi pile>Old Fermis burst into flames, buying me time>grab my Thinkpad>escape hatch blocked by cans>prepare for final stand>cop comes around corner
Mechanical owner here.
You know, owning a mech keyboard is great and all, but it doesn't come without its tradeoffs.
Windows 7 Repository: http://fuxx.us/win7repo
Thank you so much, it's exactly what I was looking for.
You must be GNU here. “Free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer.”
Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it means that the program's users have the four essential freedoms:
The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0). The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this. The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2). The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others (freedom 3). By doing this you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
A program is free software if users have all of these freedoms. Thus, you should be free to redistribute copies, either with or without modifications, either gratis or charging a fee for distribution, to anyone anywhere. Being free to do these things means (among other things) that you do not have to ask or pay for permission to do so.
let me tell you something
Apple doesn't have a a water resistant keyboard design.
Apple doesnt have pointing stick
Apple doesn't have master race of laptop keyboards
Apple doesn't have removable hard drives
Apple doesn't have removable batteries
Apple: Broke your screen? Send it to apple wait 2-3 weeks. Lenovo: Broke your screen? Order a new one and replace it yourself in 1-5 days including possible shipping time.
Lenovo and MBP is almost equally drop resistant.
The Lenovo comes with Industry standard Windows, MBP Add another 140 bucks...
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Product Price Quantity _____________________________________________________________________Antec Fusion Remote Black $215 x1 CASE ASUS AT3N7A-I NVIDIA ION $207 x1 MOBOKingston 2GB 800MHz DDR2 $79 x1 RAM Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB $124 x1 HDD Sony AD-7240S-GB DVDRW $49 x1 OPTICArch-Linux $FREE x1 OS_____________________________________________________________________ Total $674 x1
Price sounds pretty shit for the archaic hardware.
a third of it was the case
Antec makes shitNo trust in WDSony is overpricedAsus is good but I don't know about that moboKingston is okay