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Everything posted by tbc

  1. anyone know of a pbt keycap for the minila spacebar?
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    Intel NUC Giveaway

    in for nuc. love how compact they are.
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    Are E Sports An Actual Sport

    LMFAO did you actually quote the wrong posts? i am DEFINITELY submitting this for all the relevant reports.
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    Lowering compiling speeds.

    SSDs. compilation is always io bound on anything above a c2d
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    Can a CPU get to cold

    condensation if the temperature swings too wildly? don't you hit that point far before you hit -150c?
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    C++ vs C# Does it matter?

    most of your post is correct, but this part is dead wrong. the single worst performance mistake a beginner can make is to write their own sorting algorithm rather then using the standard library the second worst performance issue is causing memory leaks. it's effectively impossible to cause a memory leak in c#. in c++, even the most experienced c++ devs mess up a pointer or two. a beginner simply won't know enough to take advantage of c++'s lowlevel features and will cause more damage than good if they try to.
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    C++ vs C# Does it matter?

    do NOT try to learn to make windows desktop programs in c++. you will have to deal with the win32 api, one of the hardest things in programming. you wouldn't be asking for advice here if you were ready for that beast.
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    What do you think about my new website?

    drag select before clicking the click here button.
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    Should I learn JavaScript?

    okay.....let's start this from the beginning. what is the simplest language to get a GUI hello world running in? the champ is undeniably html/css/JS/jQuery why? no compiling. no GUI framework with complex element initialization they should NOT have to worry about visuals because all GUI generation code is unique to each language. they should spend their time learning cross-language stuff (programming concepts ala foreach loops), no platform can beat the web platform in this objective.
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    Java and C++ Or Any Other C

    C is NOT a high-level language. it is actually the most low level language in common use today (besides assembly which is never really used in common practical applcations), C is NOT object-oriented. C is the worst language to learn without a dedicated mentor. it is incredibly easy to screw up the most simplest thing. a beginner shouldn't be spending time doing memory management. that is only important when you're working professionally and need to optimize your product.
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    UUGGHH, windows why u do this

    just get them from digitalriver? they should still be MS' official partner.
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    Episode 3 - Handy Tech Under $100

    NOT when you have one right behind the other. one port will be fine, but that port will block the other one. also, what is that red coiled cable next to the silverstone one? did you talk about it? or is it just a regular cable you coiled?
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    Should I learn JavaScript?

    cp is a replacement for typing when dealing with boilerplate code(a loop is boilerplate). there is only one difference between them: typing takes longer. they have the exact same amount of learning potential: 0. you are not a better programmer because you memorized how to type a loop. how on earth can someone disagree with what i just said?
  14. yep. but it's been years of complaining. quite simply, they don't want to make a tool that would make windows mchines better
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    Should I learn JavaScript?

    what on earth did you just say?..... the act of typing teaches nothing. it's the act of changing variables that makes you learn. eg making a loop run 20 times instead of 10. memorizing syntax is the only reason for shorter syntax when learning. memorizing syntax is an alternative to copy/pasting. like you JUST said, copypasta is NOT learning. i've done lab TA duties before, trust me, everyone copy/pastes and there is nothing wrong with that for the above reasons.
  16. i doubt they even made one for windows. not to mention we'd need to make sure windows supports the complexity of th interactions
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    Should I learn JavaScript?

    ctrl+c ctrl+v someone can post the equivalents in os x and linux. let's be frankly honest, your point isn't valid. a beginner spends almost all of their time copying, not making original material.
  18. derp...and not on my part either. but you realized your post was calling people out on the internet? it was almost literally: "come and get some" but let's be honest. i'm just curious if you're sociopathic because that affects the arguments that you're more likely to be interested in.
  19. your biology is a result of your parents. your temperament is part genetics (your parents) and your anger management is based on the amount of authority and training during your fundamental years (0-4) and again from ~8 - ~14 of course, social factors play a part, but the counterpoint to that is: "why doesn't everyone else do it?"
  20. i'm just curious...when was the first time you were responsible for a toddler/baby. at a minimum, changing diapers and bottle feeding.
  21. video games don't affect kids' behaviors. lazy parents who don't take care of their kids because they have people who give them excuses when they are found out DO affect childrens' behavior. people like you CREATE lazy parents because you give them an easy excuse. looks like you're the cause of violent child behavior. go figure. but seriously...what the fuck is wrong with you? someone almost dies and you go trolling on the internet? military uses REAL guns and it actively encourages it's soldiers to ignore earlier learned behaviors about restraining aggression (these behaviors cause hesitation and that gets solders + the rest of the squad killed/injured) the military uses simulations because: - soldiers can EFFECTIVELY (predicated on a good simulator of course) learn team tactics in a completely injury free environment - trainees requiring additional 'fitness training' can participate in squad training before completing the additional physical training (this is EXCEPTIONALLY important in expanding the base of candidates) - instructors/trainers can perform individual/group evaluations from abroad - injured soldiers can (at reduced effectiveness most likely) can perform their assigned role and not delay training for the rest of the fire team/squad - it is MUCH easier to use a computer to simulate a layout rather than building the 'target building' physically (obviously they will have a real course eventually, but they can get access to the VR version much earlier) the military doesn't use games to encourage aggression; that's what trainers, patriotism, and propaganda are for. it uses VR for the purpose of overcoming PHYSICAL limitations, not psychological ones. as well, solders aren't training exclusively in simulators. whereas, children don't ever have a 'live ammunition' component to their BF4 game. there is no concrete comparison between a soldier in a VR environment* and someone on their xbox/PC. *yes, we're not quite ubiquitous on VR equipment and soldiers have historically used controllers. but they have NEVER ONLY trained on an xbox.
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    First time making a calc

    syntax failure upon incorrect indentation. that means if someone's source control or editor modifies whitespacing. it will break. obviously the problem is fixable, but its an artificial problem that shouldn't be have been made in the first place. as far as i know, it's the only modern language that requires proper indentation for scoping. errors (which will ALWAYS happen) that you can see are far preferable to others that you can't
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    First time making a calc

    dear gawd python is a horrible language.... but ya, general rule: 50% of your program will be checking the user's input seriously. don't take it literally, just be aware that user input is a huge component of all non-trivial programs. the next 'assignment' is to make the calculator accept the 'exit' string to close the program. this tests the student in a few ways: 1. change the initial input variable to something more generic (like a string) rather than hard coding it to a numeric type 2. converting data from one type to another 3. teaches the student to not use infinite loops
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    PCI-E SSD's worth it.

    less (no?) cable management?
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    The 30-Day IE Challenge!

    no, i'm talking about how IE by default always tries to stop scripts from running. i mean....if i go to a site, i kinda want it to actually do stuff for me. firefox running scripts is a good thing because the browser is doing what it's supposed to do: making sites work. firefox's true strength is in it's customizability because it's IMPOSSIBLE for a single layout to appease everyone.