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Everything posted by scotartt

  1. i have a mac mini (6 core i7) i use it with this ridiculous 4K 43" LG and i love this monitor as i can sit away from it and also easily switch from the mini to the work MacBook as it has a million inputs. I could have bumped the mini to the M1 except the i/o is junk on the current M1. I have to wait to see what they do with their higher tier mini. I use my current one mostly for recording audio. It's really not great for video editing in terms of graphics power, and there is no point in investing into external graphics in the macintosh world neither. I also wondered if
  2. is this related to the "1kb = 1000 bytes vs 1kB = 1024 bytes" issue? (base 10 vs base 2 i guess)
  3. Make the iPhone/IPad run both iOS and macOS -- and make them automatically switch between the two when you drop it on a wireless docking station connected to a monitor, mouse, and keyboard. Maybe the docking station could have an extra A* series processor in it and a graphics card for extra desktop points as well as wirelessly charge the phone battery. Basically, make the "laptop" redundant. All you carry with you is your storage, a display, and a processor. enough to get portable work done, and then have the "desktop" experience when you're at a desk.
  4. We used an older model of these things for ramp staff at our airline. We are in the (nearly complete) process of replacing them with iPads. Re: car mounts. Could see people like refuellers (in a fuelling truck) using them. @Euchre -- that's a problem wherein cheap skate managers won't buy enough machines or parts to cover spares, moreso than the specs of the device. The same could be said of all the proprietary modules (imagine if your fingerprint reader died and your site worker couldn't login anymore). This is exactly the sort of thing where your onsite repair techs r
  5. Even more triggered by that big rad they got out for that stupid peltier cooler video today! It’s about the size of a car rad. Whats the issue with aluminium? Plenty of alloy in car water cooling!
  6. Triggerrd off the part 1 Mac Pro build video, I’m interested to know why the pc cooling community doesn’t seem to use A/N fittings? We use them in automotive builds quite a lot (usually more for oil and fuel because a car’s cooling lines are like 2” typically)— but they come in pretty anodised colours. Plus, you can get hard corners 45’ 90’ even 180’ bends attached straight to the fitting point for those tight fits. I think they go down to at least 3/16” hose sizes too. Obviously it’s probably overkill (like no high fuel pressures or 120 degree Celsius oil temps) but
  7. That's a pretty solid plan. I'd put git a higher, like second. As for how you learn the software engineering side of things? After you've got the basics of your language out of the way, there are software engineering books (websites etc too) and probably a ton of courseware on sites like Brilliant and Skillshare and those sites that seem to be advertised on every second science and tech you tube channel. ?
  8. It is super-heavyweight and the trend is long established towards writing light-weight single-purpose services running in disposable containers like Docker or Kubernetes.
  9. Javascript is all over the back end nowadays. That's what Node JS is.
  10. If you're running inside a Docker container blow away everything but the kernel and the app server infra that runs the service. E.g. Alpine Linux and Node JS. Don't bother with the Ubuntu and Apache -- its all a waste of memory and CPU. Run multiple docker containers (e.g. one for the database, one for the Node JS, one to host the front end) and use a another docker container to route the ingress traffic to the right end point. That's the beginning point of a "cloud native" architecture. Forget about monolithic unwieldy multilayer "servers".
  11. Devblox has good advice, and depending what you're working on (and what language and version), I'd also consider using lambdas: List<String> strList = getTheListOfStrings(); strList.foreach(str -> { printTheString(str); }); // can also be abbreviated to strList.foreach(str -> this::printTheString); Javascript has got the same sort of thing in it. For brain-melting advanced programmer points, consider using Streams.
  12. I use windows in a Citrix remote desktop because there's this one task I have to run a windows program for work.
  13. Gonna necro this thread a bit (three weeks). I think, that "macOS being unix at its core" and "what hardware the OS runs on" (which Windows is much better at) are two different things. If Windows, in those days, was an option for me, I may well have stayed with it. At the time I switched, it wasn't. It was Linux or nothing, until I discovered that the Mac could run all the tooling I required at the time. Sure, I could get a pretty good laptop experience with Linux nowadays. When I switched (from a mix of Linux and Windows on commodity PC hardware) to Mac, it wasn't really possible
  14. Dude, i'm way older than you. You were ... 8 or 9 years old when i enrolled in computer science. When i built my first linux kernel (i.e. compiled it) I got a four-port serial card, put it in my PC, and then went dumpster diving up in the local tech park and came back with a couple of VT220 terminals which I RS-232'd to a couple of the serial ports. Instant multi-user local login. Oh, do you know why you login to a "terminal" it used to be assigned an identifier like "ttyS0"? TTY means teletype. So .. you know how "vi" has two parts, "vi" and "ed" (ed's the bit you get when you typ
  15. Oh right, now I gotcha. Yeah that's what we do with kubernetes and istio. The rest of what you wrote, I mostly agree with.
  16. i'm talking about my local computer. my laptop. it has to have a good bash shell. "telnet" (what, surely you mean ssh) and "VT100 emulation program", lol wut? That's called a bash prompt in Terminal.
  17. yeah, sorry man, windows ... i've got no idea.
  18. if you don't understand SSL/TLS and/or can't make it work, do not create your own security protocol under any circumstances.
  19. can you make your subnet mask a /16 instead of a /24 (i.e. not ? Then you've got 65,000 IP addresses.
  20. I don't understand how a service would be redundant if it runs on a single machine? I don't quite get the point you're making here, I think. I don't know, because the first time I realised it was a gigantic pain in the ass was the last time I ever tried to adapt a Windows machine for use a development environment. Someone else pointed out, 'what if worked at a company without Visual Studio'. That's true, maybe they do a lot of pair programming and need a standardised IDE so all the developers know the IDE on every machine. Or maybe they develop mostly in a lan
  21. None of that is going to work in a corporate development environment. Dual boot, seriously? Nahh. If i want heavy duty calculations I will spin up as many EC2 instances, or Lambdas or whatever as I need for my load. Building hardware to match your peak requirement and then leaving it idle the other 90% of the time is tremendously old school. Disposable, automated, composable, and scaleable software containers which are spun up as load increases and thrown away as it decreases is how you build big scalable systems nowadays. That's how Netflix, Facebook, Google,
  22. Who can read it? MS? Samsung? The phone company?
  23. Learn a new language every year. Seriously, the languages I *use* use are ... Java, Javascript, Python, and /bin/sh But I make sure that at least once I year I've taught myself at least the basics of a new language, and written something in it even if trivial and throwaway, Also including the stuff I learned at university that list expands to: C, Pascal, Smalltalk, Miranda, Basic, Ruby, SQL, Ruby, Perl, Objective-C, Swift, Kotlin, Go, and Scala. There are probably ones I've forgotten. And that doesn't include things like YAML or TeX. Haskell's on my list f