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Dash Lambda

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About Dash Lambda

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    Dash Lambda
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  • Gender
  • Location
    Aperture Laboratories, Ambiguaville
  • Interests
    Science; Math, technology, engineering, every other related field pretty much, cubes (the twisty/mathy kind), clockmaking, and other things.

    Oh, and I'm on this forum so you should know, computers.
  • Biography
    I'm not biological, so you can't take a biograph.

    Wait, that's not what that is?
  • Occupation
    Software Developer


  • CPU
    R7 1700X (4 Ghz, Pstate)
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Crosshair 6 Hero
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4x8GB, 3200 Mhz, CL16)
  • GPU
    Corsair Hydro GFX 980ti (@1480Mhz), MSI Twin Frozr 780
  • Case
    Cooler-Master HAF XB (Mesh Top)
  • Storage
    256GB Samsung 950 Pro (System), 128GB Sandisk Ultra Plus (Steam), 4TB WD Red Pro
  • PSU
    Corsair HX1000i
  • Display(s)
    1280x1024 (Westinghouse), 1920x1080 (AOC), 1600x900 (HP), 1280x1024 (Thinkvision)
  • Cooling
    Corsair H110iGT with a pair of iPPC NF-A14's
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 6 + G13 + Steam Controller
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core, Logitech MX Master 2S
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD558, Sennheiser HD8 DJ
  • Operating System
    Win10 64bit Professional (The biggest mistake I've made with this computer thus far.)
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  1. Not sure, but it wouldn't be great. Most of the control you get there is from motion and finger tracking. If you get rid of that, which is only useful for VR, you're left with two sticks, two triggers, four buttons, and two pathetic trackpads that are hardly more than scroll wheels. So, at best only slightly better than most twin-stick controllers, and at worst an awkward and unwieldy non-solution to the problem.
  2. I've heard that a good programmer learns at least one new language every year. That's good advice, and I hold myself to it. In terms of the best language to get you a job: - Python, unfortunately - C++, for more involved development - Javascript, for web development Scala is consistently among the highest-paying programming jobs, but it's by no means the most common. Thing is, though, if you want to get a programming job, don't think about it as learning a particular language for a particular job. If you go into a job with experience in only one language, you'll be an absolutely useless developer for two major reasons: - Different languages have different purposes. You use C and MATLAB for completely different things, you don't use Javascript for HPC or embedded computing, you don't use Python for... Well, I'm biased there. If you don't know what to use when, you'll only ever be using the right language by coincidence. - You need perspective to really know what you're doing. Programming is more of a creative work than a raw technical one, and you can use a lot of different techniques and a lot of different styles, of which different languages tend to encourage different ones or present them in different ways. The more languages you know, the more experience you have solving problems in different ways -if you only know one language, you'll generally only be comfortable with one way of thinking. So I say start with C++ or Python, and do not stop. Ever.
  3. This is, to this day, the only controller I can stand to use more than passively. It's one of the best gaming peripherals ever made. I'm really disappointed to see it go. Though I wonder: Does this mean we might be getting a V2? They said some time ago that such a thing might happen, but I wonder if they have any incentive to. If it is just going away period, this is actually quite frustrating. I used to get actually angry at reviews where people tried it for all of five minutes without configuring it at all then condemned it as awkward and useless, because while there was nothing wrong with not liking it, I knew that people not even giving it a chance would do something like this. Now, unless of course they intend to make a V2, if my SC goes kaput, that's it... Guess I have to try and keep it going myself.
  4. I've been using the Windows alarms and clock utility, but it's the most unreliably piece of shit I've ever encountered. Some days it'll get it right, some days it'll show a notification but not sound the alarm until I open up the start menu, and other days it'll just act like it doesn't even exist. Clicking "dismiss" doesn't even get rid of the alarm, it just makes it go off again next time I open the start menu. So, my question is, does anyone know of an alarm clock program that actually works?
  5. Hot cider. My god, that article read like a relatively articulate 5th grader's essay on their parent's political beliefs. Each word to the next seems fine, but it's so unthinkingly rigid in its overall structure that it manages to say nothing eight or nine times between its only two (remarkably vacuous, if I may add) points. Those points are: Hot honey causes a buildup of "ama" in the body, which is a term in a system of Indian pseudo-medicine referring to things in an incomplete state of transition, like undigested food. It's only marginally better than saying it disrupts the balance of your humors, so this point is meaningless. I'd like to stress: This was the main point, the central argument. The second point, which is treated as little more than a parenthetical aside, is that heating honey produces HMF (5-hydroxymethylfurfural), of which the only description it gives is "potentially carcinogenic." As far as I've been able to find, while there have been concerns about HMF, every study so far into its human genotoxicity or carcinogenicity has come back negative. It is toxic to bees, and poses a problem for beekeepers who have to use extra sugar to augment deficient food sources for their honeybees -but it hasn't been a problem in human consumption of honey. Also, both coffee and toast have significantly higher concentrations of HMF than honey. Ultimate point is: The worst thing they could come up with was that it contains a chemical that, as far as we have been able to tell, is just about as toxic as everything else in food that isn't necessarily good for you; a chemical that also shows up in virtually all baked goods and sweet goods, often in much higher concentrations. Whoever wrote that article should feel bad that this trivial, sensationalist nonsense is what they have to show for their life and work.
  6. That's actually not very well understood. As far as I'm aware we have observed that colder temperatures mildly suppress the immune system. Beyond that, we actually don't know.
  7. 20191102_234900.thumb.jpg.8793080d79277e9a723a1079dd80b106.jpg

    It's a metal print!

    Best birthday present in a long time.

  8. When electric motors do make noise, they tend to make cool noises. I wouldn't want the high-speed whine, but I wouldn't mind a car that sounded like this thing starting up:
  9. Someone at my work dailies this. He actually drives to work every single day in it.
  10. Hell. Yes.


    The two new DIMMs are Samsung, so they're a mismatch with my old SK Hynix ones, but they're running at the rated speeds and timings, so that's not a problem.

    1. xARACHN1D


      I do indeed like this build. Very nice.

  11. I just learned that you basically cannot get an aftermarket rebuilt steering wheel with heating. That means that if I were to get an aftermarket wheel (chiefly as a way of adding paddles) I would have to give up my heated steering wheel. That's kind of depressing.
  12. I mean, most of the bots on Reddit aren't really there to trick people. Though, of course, they still are user accounts...
  13. Now that I think about it, Gmail makes more sense to me than I figured it would. Well then.
  14. I considered including it, but it's just too niche for the class of sites I was thinking. I also considered Bing, but had more personal, spiteful reasons for not including that one. I figured Google was the generic 'search engine' of the list.