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    wemu reacted to Commodus in Apple made a BIG mistake   
    The "mistake" was explained early on — that Apple did so well that it'll be difficult to improve on these designs. A problem for Apple, but not for customers.
    I, for one, suspect Apple won't have a hard time with the follow-up. These were clearly placeholders using the existing chassis so Apple could quickly release new systems without putting added strain on engineers. Now that the company is more comfortable, it can release systems designed around ARM and show what it can really do.
    Remember how the first Intel-based Macs were mostly faster PowerPC-era systems, while the subsequent models were much slicker and more capable? I'm expecting that for the second wave of Apple Silicon Macs. Imagine, say, a 14-inch MacBook Pro that lasts even longer on battery despite being thinner and lighter.
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    wemu reacted to Jet_ski in Thoughts on Apple moving the Mac line over to ARM?   
    I’m more concerned about people who are buying MacBooks on the Intel platform. What will happen to those computers in a couple of years?! I hope they don’t become completely useless due to a lack of software support.
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    wemu got a reaction from TechyBen in Apple’s Pro Display XDR – A PC Guy’s Perspective   
    Oh thank god. 
    I have to admit I was a bit concerned when I noticed that stand in the background of another video. A lot of youtubers criticized Apple for such a product or wrinkled their nose when it was announced. But I see a lot of them still having purchased one or even two of them. That to me goes against some of their credibility. Because it makes these products work. And stuff like that is not supposed to work. No other manufacturer should pick up on this. Don't go buy such things.
    So thanks for having a calm look at it - and now lets forget about it ? (the only acceptable future for it would be if you use it to build a PC with it, as some sort of case)
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    wemu reacted to GabenJr in Apple’s Pro Display XDR – A PC Guy’s Perspective   
    Love it or hate it, Apple’s EXPENSIVE Pro Display XDR is here and ready for its close-up – How many blemishes will show through, and is it REALLY “pro”?
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    wemu reacted to leodaniel in Laptop for coding   
    I would take as much ram a possible  there is no such thing as too enough ram... especially if you can't upgrade later
    In my experience I would not take less than 16gb, if possible 32. 
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    wemu reacted to GabenJr in How did Apple DO this? - MacBook Pro 2019   
    Another year, another MacBook… Or so it seems. Has Apple changed more than just the spec this time around, or can we judge this book by its cover?
    Buy a 2019 MacBook Pro from Apple: https://lmg.gg/8KVRs
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    wemu reacted to Giganthrax in Microsoft to ship full Linux kernel within Windows 10   
    Sounds like they want to make Windows more interesting to programmers.
    If Microsoft takes this seriously and really puts money and R&D into it, I can totally see this making Windows infinitely more attractive to future developers. 
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    wemu reacted to Wh0_Am_1 in Microsoft to ship full Linux kernel within Windows 10   
    Or just trying to convince devs and Mac users to transition to Windows, since Windows will now be able to natively support Unix.
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    wemu reacted to r2724r16 in Macs are SLOWER than PCs. Here’s why.   
    LMG, including Linus, thinks that benchmarks and temperatures are what determine if a laptop is good or not.
    They, and a lot of tech enthusiasts, don't realize that most people don't care about Cinebench scores and thermal throttling.
    Most people (non-techies) prioritize build quality, battery life, screen, and "speed" (as in storage) in laptops.
    That's because the general public doesn't care about benchmarks, but rather the actual experience of using the laptop.
    There's certainly a reason why MacBooks sell like crazy (at their insane price points).
    And yet, most techies refuse to accept the reason for this and instead opt to call the general public ignorant.
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    wemu reacted to chr1spe in Macs are SLOWER than PCs. Here’s why.   
    You do realize that a huge number of professionals actually use Macs right? If anything afaik the people they are most popular with are developers and physicists. Obviously there aren't huge numbers of developers or physicists so that still isn't the majority of their customer base, but the only places I've seen mac actually be the most popular OS is with physicists and devs. From my experience with both physics and development Mac and Linux are fairly close, but I'd guess Mac wins out by a bit and Windows is 3rd by a lot. When I was in physics grad school practically every professor that actually did anything beyond running proprietary software on their computer had a mac. Most of the grad students working for them used linux because of the price. If you have the money and are working on your computer most of the day every day though price really shouldn't be that large of a concern.
    Its pretty funny to me how much the general gamer and PC community really seems to know almost nothing about the general development community. For many types of development not having a unix or unix-like operating system is extremely annoying. That limits the choice to Mac and Linux. Both have their upsides and their downsides, but Mac is definitely more polished and plug and play. Also if there is some proprietary software you need its more commonly going to lock you to Mac than Linux. Every time there is a tech video about Mac's though people seem to completely ignore this.
    I personally prefer linux, end up using Mac at work because of a particular piece of proprietary software that is unavailable on linux and the fact that I would rather not dual boot or have to constantly us a VM for that software, and have a windows/linux machine at home that is actually mostly used for gaming on windows. I'm by no means a Mac fan even though I would consider myself a bit of a Windows hater despite using it. I just find it funny that people make these broad generalizations about Mac users that are so counter to my own experience. Sure there are a lot of people who don't need performance that buy Macs, but there are a huge number of professionals like developers who use Macs and when people talk down about Mac users in general it makes me think they really haven't been around that many Devs because a huge amount of them use Macs.
    Also I think the main complaints about this type of video is that there are parts of the video that do make negative generalizations about Mac users and ignore that there are a lot of professionals that actually do use them.
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    wemu reacted to AlexTheGreatish in Why you shouldn't water cool your PC   
    AIO water coolers seem to be all the rage, but we're here to tell you that big air coolers are where it's at.  Probably.
    Buy a NH-U12A
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    wemu got a reaction from mrchow19910319 in Macs are SLOWER than PCs. Here’s why.   
    silence. for me silence is key.
    I use both windows notebooks at work and a 2013 mac book pro. Not for video editing - software development. The longer builds may take 20 minutes. usually around 2-7 mins. If you have render times of 20 minutes, 1 minute less with a lot of noise isn't worth it for me. I prefer the device to not sound like a leaf blower. Thats why I like the mac book pro more in those cases compared to windows machines that spin up fans way more. both hardware gets hot. And having a quiet notebook is better for my office neighbours too.
    For me there are quite some tools around that move load away from my hardware (remote compile runs, distributed compile caches). So the notebook isn't really the main work horse.
    I pretty much like the balance apple choses for their notebooks (heat, performance, noise). So in my opinion apple does what customers want.
    Its true that I also see a lot of professional users move away from apple mac books - but the main reason here is not performance or temperature or unreliable hardware. its price and that windows oriented hardware got much better in the last years.
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    wemu got a reaction from Hi P in New programmer, language question   
    Python isn't the safest path to avoid web development - but with all the machine learning libraries and frameworks around or the broad usage in system administration and automation, not a bad choice.
    As mentioned above: C and or C++ - very uncommon for web development nowadays, still widely used in the linux community or embedded devices - maybe also for IoT. Both not the most modern languages... but a lot of choices to work on.
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    wemu reacted to 0x21 in Cant compile java from cmd   
    java is the runtime, whereas javac is the compiler.
    Try javac HelloWorld.java,
    then java HelloWorld to run
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    wemu reacted to BrownZeus in Java and Databases   
    Hey there,
    I did end up going the Prepared Statement route after I stopped trying to rush and slowed down to understand things.
    As far as the connection goes, the SQL server is running on an RPI with a static IP, the person (A family friend) I'm making this software for won't touch or configure any of the settings for it being that he has no idea how to to begin with.
    Now that I can post to it, I've been looking for a source that I can understand to manipulate a result set.  
    Thank you for helping and thank you for your suggestion!!
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    wemu got a reaction from reniat in Java and Databases   
    just DON'T concatenate sql strings from user input or data - this opens the door for sql injection and is one of the OWASP Top 10 all time entries. DON'T
    The way to go is to use PreparedStatement - there are probably hundreds of tutorials (random one) available - as this exists for some time now. PreparedStatements don't build strings, they will send the query and the parameters separately to the database.
    Beside just using JDBC for database communication there are some other options. Connections are expensive objects and the transaction and exception handling is pretty typing intense. Usually you would use a connection pool to have connections available when needed (see BoneCP / c3p0 / DBCP). 
    Other options would be for example JPA (a framework of data-relational mapping, hibernate probably the most well know implementation). 
    Then there are libraries that go closer to looking like SQL but using a Java fluent API, like QueryDSL or JOOQ.
    A lot of frameworks like spring and spring-data deal with a lot of aspects already (errors, transactions). Baeldung has some very nice tutorials for this. The spring JdbcTemplates are one of my favorite ways to attach databases - its a good fit between being close to SQL but also removing most of the boilerplate code.
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    wemu reacted to nicklmg in SMALLEST SLI GAMING RIG – ONE OF A KIND!   
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    This is, by far, the coolest case that we've laid our hands on so far, and for now it's one of a kind... Project Orthrus!!
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    wemu got a reaction from quadkiller in Dell XPS 9570 review's   
    There are some mentions of cooling issues at ultrabookreview and on the western gents united youtube channel. Both talk about no visible changes - that does not mean no changes. But 6 core cpu's and a new gpu? therefore a new chipset? they probably modified something but that still could mean they ran into the same issues - or decided to not entirely fix them as the target users don't usually put heavy load on for hours. flat notebooks seem to starve sooner related to cooling? Some compromises will usually be in such devices.
    The guy on youtube claims the throttling is there but performance wise he does not notice (quite a lengthy video - but looks promising).
    The Service Manuals if you want to have a look (assuming Dell updated the pictures...):
    http://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/xps-15-9570-laptop_Service-Manual_en-us.pdf http://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/xps-15-9560-laptop_Setup-Guide_en-us.pdf Even with thermal throttling at some point I would put it into a cool device section 
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    wemu reacted to Ampdchaos in What should I review next?   
    I would love to see a NAS shootout!