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Art Vandelay

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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from wat3rmelon_man2 in Experiences with non-techies   
    "Leaving your laptop plugged in constantly will damage the battery because it will never get fully discharged" - The teacher who was supposed to teach us about "tech" at my school.
     
    Laptops use ni-cad batteries, right?
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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from wat3rmelon_man2 in Experiences with non-techies   
    I've had people try to argue that: you need to let lithium batteries drain fully because it's good for them
    macs are good
    AMD's processors are faster because they have more GHz
    You need a 750 watt PSU for a single graphics card
    seagate hard drives are unreliable
    western digital hard drives are unreliable
    80+ platinum power supplies are worth it in Ontario (6 cents per KWH here)
    the Asrock extreme4 is a good motherboard lol
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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from KENZY9 in Is PWM fans worth the money?   
    I have some Noctuas and they are more than tolerable at full speed. I have them on a fan controller and they are extremely quiet at 75% or less of their max speed and they are almost silent at the lowest speed I can set them. They do make a very slight buzzing noise when you overvolt them, but this is not audible if your ear is more than a foot away from them. This is probably just them vibrating against my case, though.
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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from mohajem in LTT Forums CPU Overclocking Database!   
    I finally got my new cooler installed, and got to 4.8GHz. I think I need some new thermal paste; it's running hotter than I would have expected.
     
    It's a wind tunnel of noctuas:

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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from shadowbyte in Tech of Tomorrow Rudeness   
    I never liked his videos. If I wanted to watch a dick, I'd go on pornhub.
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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from WARCorporation in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    CPU: Core i5-2400 (a 2700k is being shipped to me right now)
    CPU cooler: xigmatek dark knight II cooler that I won in a giveaway on OCN
    GPU: GTX 480 with an antec 620 attached (dwood on OCN sells the mounting brackets)
    Motherboard: G1 Sniper 3
    PSU: Corsair TX650V2 power supply
    Memory: Patriot G2 RAM 1600 MHz CL9
    Hard drive: 2 really old Caviar blues 320GB, one really old caviar green 640GB and two really old 120GB laptop drives in RAID 1 (a new 1TB caviar black is in the mail from NCIX)
    Case: NZXT Phantom with a windowed side panel
    mouse: Logitech G400
    Monitor: Terrible 1080p Acer one

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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from Schmekah in Experiences with non-techies   
    I've had people try to argue that: you need to let lithium batteries drain fully because it's good for them
    macs are good
    AMD's processors are faster because they have more GHz
    You need a 750 watt PSU for a single graphics card
    seagate hard drives are unreliable
    western digital hard drives are unreliable
    80+ platinum power supplies are worth it in Ontario (6 cents per KWH here)
    the Asrock extreme4 is a good motherboard lol
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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from Chrysolite in Experiences with non-techies   
    I've had people try to argue that: you need to let lithium batteries drain fully because it's good for them
    macs are good
    AMD's processors are faster because they have more GHz
    You need a 750 watt PSU for a single graphics card
    seagate hard drives are unreliable
    western digital hard drives are unreliable
    80+ platinum power supplies are worth it in Ontario (6 cents per KWH here)
    the Asrock extreme4 is a good motherboard lol
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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from Pcinacan in Experiences with non-techies   
    I've had people try to argue that: you need to let lithium batteries drain fully because it's good for them
    macs are good
    AMD's processors are faster because they have more GHz
    You need a 750 watt PSU for a single graphics card
    seagate hard drives are unreliable
    western digital hard drives are unreliable
    80+ platinum power supplies are worth it in Ontario (6 cents per KWH here)
    the Asrock extreme4 is a good motherboard lol
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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from Zae_NBDK in Linus and Slick   
    Even thermaltake was slick...
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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from Nuluvius in Fanboyism for linus   
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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from hypnodog in Fanboyism for linus   
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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from ShadowCaptain in Are you a furry?   
    I think this explains it best:

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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from Madfang in Experiences with non-techies   
    The extreme4 has D-pak MOSFETs. It is terrible if you want to overclock.
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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from Madfang in Experiences with non-techies   
    I've had people try to argue that: you need to let lithium batteries drain fully because it's good for them
    macs are good
    AMD's processors are faster because they have more GHz
    You need a 750 watt PSU for a single graphics card
    seagate hard drives are unreliable
    western digital hard drives are unreliable
    80+ platinum power supplies are worth it in Ontario (6 cents per KWH here)
    the Asrock extreme4 is a good motherboard lol
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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from nicholician in Worst Tech mistake you have ever made?   
    Buying a GTX 550 ti I guess. That card was horrendous.
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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from steffen_anywhere in LGBT community   
    This forum's mostly filled with 16 year olds so I really doubt that'll happen here.
     
    how do you quantify sexual attraction?
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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from Vivilacqua1 in (Forum Game) Control + V   
    http://static1.squarespace.com/static/5462de69e4b068e8b9fafb81/546ab083e4b0dbd991d89718/546ac65ae4b06c793915ad40/1416283739573/Drugs+%26+Guns+Front+Cover-1.jpg?format=750w
     
    it links to this image:

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    Art Vandelay reacted to gastew15 in Sorting algorithms   
    Nice post, I like that you're trying to explain a concept and various solutions to it while still just helping people out not giving 100% answers but still being informative. The programming section on the forum needs more posts like this and less "finish my CS homework" posts. Keep up the awesome work, and hopefully you'll make some more posts like this for different concepts in the future.
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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from Nineshadow in Sorting algorithms   
    I decided to try implementing my terrible sorting algorithm idea. I couldn't get it to sort more than 7 numbers with a 200 MB stack size. lol
     
    edit: I think I figured out how to fix the stack overflow problem with tail recursion. I'll update with results if it works. might take a few hours to sort all 8 numbers though.
     
    update: it looks like it works, but sorting an 8 int array seems like it'll take a few days
    void shuffle(int *unshuffled, int len){ int shuffled[len]; char mask[len]; for (int i = 0; i < len; i++) mask[i] = 0; for (int j, i = 0; i < len; i++) { do { j = rand() % len; } while(mask[j] != 0); mask[j] = 1; shuffled[j] = unshuffled[i]; } memcpy(unshuffled, shuffled, len * sizeof(int));}/*if length > 2, call crap_sort on both halves of the arrayshuffle the unsorted array aroundif not sorted, call crap_sort*/void crap_sort(int *unsorted, int len){ crap_sort_start: if (len > 2) { int left_len = len/2; crap_sort(unsorted, left_len); crap_sort(unsorted + left_len, len - left_len); } shuffle(unsorted, len); for (int i = 1; i < len; i++) { if (unsorted[i] < unsorted[i - 1]) { goto crap_sort_start; } }}
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    Art Vandelay reacted to QueenDemetria in Craigslist fails...   
    I don't  think this looks bad...

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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from Mao_Zedong in How do you feel about the subreddit bans?   
    Reddit's one of those companies that feels like they should police the internet, but do it with their agenda in mind.
     
    IMO discussion of illegal activities should be fair game to ban, but banning fat people hate? really? The people on that board were terrible people, but what's banning the board going to do? They'll just go to an unbanned board and shit that place up. You have to ban the people and not the board.
     
      No is hurt by the drawing, except maybe the viewer, but that's his problem. An actual child is being exploited if it's not just a drawing. It's not right to call them the same thing. One is drastically worse than the other.  
     
    Also lol


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    Art Vandelay got a reaction from Nineshadow in Sorting algorithms   
    The only sorting algorithms that are actually useful are heap sort, insertion sort, bucket sort and quick sort, AFAIK.
     
    For general purpose I think Quick sort which turns into Heap sort after a recursion limit is hit is usually used.
     
    Heap sort is good for anything that needs a small memory footprint, since it's in place. Quick sort is O(log(n)) memory because it requires a stack. Merge sort is O(n)  memory I think.
     
    Insertion sort is extremely fast on very small sets and sets that are mostly sorted already.
     
    Bucket sort is useful on anything where you have a lot of data in a small fixed range, which is very niche. I think your count sort is bucket sort.
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    Art Vandelay reacted to rtpb5642 in Why do you guys hate apple?   
    how about OVER PRICED
     
    Horrible cooling
    No advanced features
     
    Why the hell cant one jsut drop music onto an iphone. Have to use itunes. Need i go on?
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    Art Vandelay reacted to XxDeadpool67xX in [joke]MUST SEE BEST COMPUTER IN THE WORLD!   
    MUST SEE 

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