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About comander

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  • Birthday Jan 01, 1970

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    My views are my own and do not represent my employer.
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    Data Scientist


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    RTX 2080
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    2x 27" IPS + 1x 35" Ultrawide IPS
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    Topre Realforce

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  1. One bit to add - it's really easy to latch on to the first thing you see on the internet that "sounds right". I'm a smart guy and I've ended up believing some BS that looking back 10+ years later was stupid. There are things that my own father said that were dead wrong (but not malicious). Take everything everyone says in this thread and, provided it seems plausible, "trust but verify" - stress test everything you hear. A lot of people, myself included, just like to hear themselves talk, to feel special. Ideally you should have multiple high quality sources pointing in similar dir
  2. Let's break down the problem... At t0 you have one stream that is T ahead and progresses at a rate of 1x (X1). You also have one stream that is not ahead and progresses at a rate of 2x(X2). T + 1X = 0 + 2X if T = 5 then X = 5. ----- You can adjust this for any ratio for playback speeds. For example if the first stream is 8 minutes ahead and is progressing at a rate of .5x (reasons?) and the second stream progresses at a rate of 4x. 8 + 0.5X = 4X => 8 = 3.5X => X = 8/3.5
  3. It's not possible to perfectly stimulate our universe within our universe. You could approximate - imagine a game where details are only drawn in as needed. ----- It is possible to stimulate a full, simpler universe within a universe. Slap on a few more dimensions for the base reality and see what happens.
  4. Some advice on "pick your passion" 1. Filter out all the stuff you HATE. Don't do stuff that crushes your soul long term. Short term might be OK if it helps "set you up" 2. Make a list of things you have some skill/talent in, the world cares about AND which you could see yourself being content in. What you do will affect your happiness less than your coworkers/company/pay/lifestyle. Also try to forecast into the future. 3. Do ANYTHING that'll make you look better on paper even if it's not a perfect fit. Having 3 "similarish" experiences that you can spin will get you a better j
  5. The very fact that you're asking HELPs a lot. Feel free to PM me if you want to go 1:1 a bit. Also as an FYI, while where in college you should error on the side of the EASIEST classes that check the box, during HS, doing all the hardest is the way forward (at least if your goal is Harvard - HS classes are so standardized that they're easy to judge and if someone took 6 years of science classes [summer session at your HS and then one at a nearby university - just be aware that you probably want to take the easiest joke of a college class possible - think Rocks for Jocks and not Quantu
  6. Some of my "general philosophies" on careerism and life. This is targeted at an 18 year old but if you do this at the start of high school your application to colleges will be better with way less effort. 1. If you're not well-connected, going to an "elite" university helps. If you are... it matters less. If you're not at an "elite" place - transfer. 2. What you major in doesn't matter THAT much. Choose the easiest relevant thing. GRADE INFLATE. Screw "personal growth" and "I should learn this" prioritize easiness and gaming the system for a high GPA. If you feel you MUST study
  7. Snag a 16GB stick for like $10 while they're still around. (if you can find higher capacities for not much more, that also works). Worst case scenario you place your scratch on it.
  8. I've never been drunk. It's pretty uncommon for me to drink. I do abuse caffeine though.
  9. CES was virtual this year. There's a real chance that LTX will be as well... again. Worst case scenario liability for things going wrong is just too high/uncertain. If vaccinations prove widespread and miraculous then things will likely change.
  10. When connected to a proper memory controller, instead of going over pcie/nvme, optane latency is measured in nanoseconds instead of microseconds. It's good stuff in the right environment for the right use cases. In many instances it's a good cost saver for systems that need lots of memory but not lots of memory performance when paired with 1-3GB RAM for every 8GB of optane. ------- I don't think it makes sense for many applications when done over pcie unless the price is right. I've generally paid around 60 cents per GB on my optane purchases
  11. The original store mi doesn't work well with drives that small. Primo cache could work but the 16GB sticks are pretty mediocre. ------ On another note, I snagged a 118GB 800p for $88 off eBay a while back. They're now dried up and like 2-3x the cost. The 118GB drives are fine for use as a cache in a NAS and could even work as a secondary drive for Windows Temp files and scratch space if you want to free up some IOPs.
  12. Freecodecamp has beginners sections that cover the basics. The resource is good enough that you would be fine if you just dug into that one and made reasonable progress. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeCodeCamp ----------- As an FYI freecodecamp is interactive and has you type in code to solve small tasks. It's much more efficient than a 4 hour youtube video that you'll forget much of. At some level, go through the basics of something like python and then learn new packages and frameworks as needed.
  13. That's mostly it. Get intro stuff and then just start doing things. After a while consider taking more courses to fill out gaps in your knowledge but overall you'll learn fastest by doing new compelling things, having a strong peer group and getting good feedback. You learn on the way.
  14. Coursera - Intro to python. Also freecodecamp Also stack overflow. And time. And energy. Just keep at it.