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by George
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Professional Links
Topic: HP The Machine
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: HP The Machine

Developers are just too damn young and ignorant. Yay, we reinvented VB 5, but now it's TEH WEB-NESS! Yes, replacing JS would make web programming less bad. Much like cutting your own arm off is less bad with a sharp saw than a butter knife. Usually, though, cutting one's own arm off is the wrong sol...
by George
Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: WTF, hardware guys?
Replies: 25
Views: 9338

Re: WTF, hardware guys?

quantus wrote:a cryo unit and a mini nuclear reactor.
I would buy a card equipped with those.
by George
Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: WTF, hardware guys?
Replies: 25
Views: 9338

Re: WTF, hardware guys?

I completely ignore all hardware developments except for a month or two prior to upgrading. It's worked fine for the last few upgrade cycles. Give the hardware engineers a few years to do their thing, and when I start paying attention again, the current tech is magically significantly faster than be...
by George
Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: WTF, hardware guys?
Replies: 25
Views: 9338

WTF, hardware guys?

My desktop is three years old , so I started reading reviews to figure out what to replace it with. Looking at the comparisons between contemporary CPUs, I'd homed in on an i5 or i7 haswell. As I was trying to decide whether I'd need HyperThreading for anything, I stumbled across an article that pu...
by George
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Final Fantasy VII
Replies: 6
Views: 6543

Re: Final Fantasy VII

Wasn't this the game a bunch of you got viruses from freshman year?
by George
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Starbound
Replies: 2
Views: 4840

Re: Starbound

You know, that's whats been missing from the games we've played recently: "accidentally" dumping an underground ocean onto your allies.
by George
Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Swords & Potions 2
Replies: 107
Views: 89122

Re: Swords & Potions 2

Many cloaks and some heavenly sandals listed.
by George
Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Swords & Potions 2
Replies: 107
Views: 89122

Re: Swords & Potions 2

I need to start griding metal caps. Earning metal rods through quests is not sufficient.
by George
Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: starwars
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: starwars

I've certainly recommended both, though maybe not here. "Jar Jar Binks, you're a genius!" "Summon Bigger Fish"
by George
Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Steam Market
Replies: 7
Views: 7658

Re: Steam Market

So, you can sell the new Steam cards. If my sales are representative, these are popular with people without US currency. ZERO (Trading Card) Aug 9, 20130,30€ Wallet Credit City of Henderson Aug 9, 2013$0.27Wallet Credit MAYA Aug 9, 201312,83 pуб.Wallet Credit City of Henderson Aug 9, 2013£0.19Wallet...
by George
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Links
Topic: What D&D Character Class are you?
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: What D&D Character Class are you?

Lawful Neutral Elf Wizard (3rd Level)

Strength- 8
Dexterity- 9
Constitution- 10
Intelligence- 14
Wisdom- 9
Charisma- 8
by George
Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)
Replies: 79
Views: 26286

Re: 2012 Computer Notes (advice welcome!)

Where's the 4K content going to come from, though? This technology seems likely to follow 3D TV's path. Expensive equipment with expensive, generally mediocre content is not a great business strategy.
by George
Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Versioning non-ASCII files
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

Re: Versioning non-ASCII files

Word (and maybe some of the other Office applications) has some version control support built into itself. It can graphically compare and merge documents. So, one option is configure your version control client of choice to delegate .doc[x] diffs to Word. A project I was on about ten years ago had R...
by George
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: LoL
Replies: 20
Views: 12467

Re: LoL

In the FPS games I have played, there was generally a complete lack of matchmaking. It just generates a server list, you connect to the lowest latency one, and you get stomped. Why is that? Why aren't there leagues? Actually, for whatever reason, I've found the public TF2 servers to be exactly the ...
by George
Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: LoL
Replies: 20
Views: 12467

Re: LoL

My problem with LoL was that the matchmaking system refused to adapt to my skill level. It assumed that more play time automatically meant more skilled. Problem was that my skill plateaued. I got as good as I was ever going to get, but the matchmaking system kept putting me up against better and bet...
by George
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Outbox
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: Outbox

Privacy would be worse because of the content. E-mail is generally assumed to be insecure, so most companies don't send really sensitive stuff except when asked. So, there's a limit to what a disgruntled ISP employee can do. On the other hand, imagine what they could do with a single social security...
by George
Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Links
Topic: I'M AN ASIAN WOMAN AND I REFUSE TO EVER DATE AN ASIAN MAN
Replies: 6
Views: 1553

Re: I'M AN ASIAN WOMAN AND I REFUSE TO EVER DATE AN ASIAN MA

I think we can be pretty sure Vinny will marry an asian woman. Of course, he might not be allowed to meet her before the arranged wedding, so maybe that doesn't count as dating...
by George
Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Newsflash: CMU students are overstressed
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Re: Newsflash: CMU students are overstressed

quantus wrote:How about a better female:male ratio?
As I recall, they tried that with the CS class the year after us. I think they got close to 1:1. And some huge fraction of that 15-211 class was caught cheating. So probably not a net reduction in campus stress.
by George
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Newsflash: CMU students are overstressed
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Re: Newsflash: CMU students are overstressed

The obvious solution is to expel all the creative writing majors. We can end the scourge of whiny editorials!
by George
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Steam Market
Replies: 7
Views: 7658

Re: Steam Market

Dave wrote:Facebook 2020: Sell your friends for coupons to Chili's
This is what the world was missing. An exchange rate between friendship and baby back ribs.