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by mph_Ragnarok
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: LGA 1155 socket delicate
Replies: 25
Views: 6074

Re: LGA 1155 socket delicate

OK all, if you don't have info or assistance to post; don't post. Thanks for listening. I'm going to close my account. I just realized this was never really a community to discuss or chat, but more of a tactic to milk free tech support from users while the few owners make modest money from the adve...
by mph_Ragnarok
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: LGA 1155 socket delicate
Replies: 25
Views: 6074

Re: LGA 1155 socket delicate

vandy wrote:

Haven't gotten laid in awhile huh? Its ok, I forgive you. Need a hug?


Oh the irony, douche. And don't touch me, I don't want a hug from you sweaty fat man.
by mph_Ragnarok
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: LGA 1155 socket delicate
Replies: 25
Views: 6074

Re: LGA 1155 socket delicate

Are we still talking about the fragility of pins on LGA mobos? What is this 2006? OP said he just built a new rig last week and it sounds like it is his first encounter with 1155 socket. Don't be a dick. I forgot this place is patrolled by the feelings-police where every user is an undercover feeli...
by mph_Ragnarok
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: LGA 1155 socket delicate
Replies: 25
Views: 6074

Re: LGA 1155 socket delicate

Are we still talking about the fragility of pins on LGA mobos? What is this 2006?
by mph_Ragnarok
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Need new android phone - Galaxy Nexus?
Replies: 38
Views: 9053

Re: Need new android phone - Galaxy Nexus?

I have a Galaxy Nexus and like it well enough. I think, for $350, it's hard to find a better value Android (and maybe any) phone right now if you don't want a contract. The Galaxy SII has slightly better hardware specs, but you'll likely not notice it. The Nexus is still more than capable at runnin...
by mph_Ragnarok
Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: So What's the Status of Things, Folding Wise?
Replies: 6
Views: 3394

Re: So What's the Status of Things, Folding Wise?

For me it is because super computers these days are so fast. Just two or three years ago, and especially like 5 years ago, the FAH network was way way more powerful than the fastest super computer, but these days many super computers are way more powerful in FLOPS and also way way more efficient bec...
by mph_Ragnarok
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: On how people get rich...
Replies: 51
Views: 8207

Re: On how people get rich...

But why would you think that's a good indication of the future at all? The economy and the world is WAY different than it has been, and it's not just "bigger" it's different. I'm not depending on the appearance of the economy being the same, on things like the continued importance of foss...
by mph_Ragnarok
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: On how people get rich...
Replies: 51
Views: 8207

Re: On how people get rich...

You could put it in equity markets, but then you never know how much you're getting every year. No, but 120 years of historical evidence tells me it'll likely be around a 4% real return each year. I won't be spending more in the years that the equity markets outperform that estimation; take that, c...
by mph_Ragnarok
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: On how people get rich...
Replies: 51
Views: 8207

Re: On how people get rich...

At a 4% withdrawal rate, which is likely to preserve principal forever, it's $28k per year. It's a tight budget, but it's doable. But who is gonna sell you a perpetuity for 4% annual rate in this interest rate environment?? You could put it in equity markets, but then you never know how much you're...
by mph_Ragnarok
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: rosewill cherry brown keyboard for $68
Replies: 9
Views: 2536

Re: rosewill cherry brown keyboard for $68

Thanks, just took the plunge. I'm a bit nervous about the supposedly flaky USB connection, but we'll see. I have this keyboard but with the blue cherry switches. The usb thing hasn't broken for me, and I don't see it breaking unless i'm not careful with it. However, upon start up the keyboard may n...
by mph_Ragnarok
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: On how people get rich...
Replies: 51
Views: 8207

Re: On how people get rich...

I want to retire at 30 with no debt and a ~$700k portfolio. I'm on track. Ish. Probably going to be hard to live for another 60 years on just the returns from $700k. Haha yea... Assuming monthly payments and you use it as an annuity for 60 years... if the interest rate annual is 1% : you get $1293 ...
by mph_Ragnarok
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: On how people get rich...
Replies: 51
Views: 8207

Re: On how people get rich...

I do know how it works there. It's the same as the rest of the country. Like where I live, for example. You add your federal tax rate, your state tax rate, and your local tax rate. It's not that tough. Since state and local add up to 10.5%, you would have to be in the 35% bracket for your total tax...
by mph_Ragnarok
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: On how people get rich...
Replies: 51
Views: 8207

Re: On how people get rich...

The top new york city and state tax rates are 3.648% and 6.85%, so the only way you could be getting taxed 'literally 45% at least' is if you make more than $388k after deductions before you receive your bonus for the year. I don't think you know how it works here man.... there's also federal tax. ...
by mph_Ragnarok
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: On how people get rich...
Replies: 51
Views: 8207

Re: On how people get rich...

The median household income in the very wealthiest census tract in the city is $188k/year. $300k is rich, even for NYC. Not when shoebox apartments rent for $10,000 a month! :P I'm renting a ROOM (thought pretty nice sized) for 1350 a month a block from Columbus Circle!I got a bonus and literally 4...
by mph_Ragnarok
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: On how people get rich...
Replies: 51
Views: 8207

Re: On how people get rich...

It also depends on the vocation you choose. It's much easier to become rich (based on probability) by choosing to be an investment banker than many other jobs. I'm an investment banker (a young one), and it's not easy to get rich in this industry anymore just looking at the people I work with and t...
by mph_Ragnarok
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Good gaming mouse for a lifter
Replies: 24
Views: 6222

Re: Good gaming mouse for a lifter

I have the m90 and it feels really good. I don't know what people keep saying about it being heavy, I think its just right. Any lighter and the mouse would be cheap feeling.
by mph_Ragnarok
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nooo.. local Microcenter closing doors..
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Re: Nooo.. local Microcenter closing doors..

druidcent wrote:
:D It's the Santa Clara, CA store...

Looks like I've got this week to get my build up and running.. I recently just got a bunch of stuff from them.. I need to make sure it works.



OH THANK GAWD.

I was getting really scared you were talking about my neighborhood one in St. Davids, PA.
by mph_Ragnarok
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Higgs Boson found
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: Higgs Boson found

Captain Ned wrote:
SpotTheCat wrote:
I want to see a better explanation of gravity. Is that next?

Not until you can find a way to bring gravity into the quantum world. Start with finding gravitons and gravitational waves.


All they need to do is find a 2-spin boson ! LOL !
by mph_Ragnarok
Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Quick and dirty multithreading?
Replies: 14
Views: 5092

Re: Quick and dirty multithreading?

Your IPC overhead will likely eat up any benefits of binding to a specific processor on Windows. If you are accessing the same files from different processes you still need to synchronise file access between the processes. Synchronisation objects aren't that hard to understand once you get a handle...
by mph_Ragnarok
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Quick and dirty multithreading?
Replies: 14
Views: 5092

Re: Quick and dirty multithreading?

I want more control because the Windows thread scheduler seems to bounce around threads for no reason. If I make it multithreaded, then I am at the mercy of whatever crazy algorithms have been programmed into the scheduler. Yea that is true :/ Though I'm never sure keeping a process pinned to a sin...
by mph_Ragnarok
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Quick and dirty multithreading?
Replies: 14
Views: 5092

Re: Quick and dirty multithreading?

This might be a very dumb question but I thought the return of time investment on multithreaded programming isnt all that great unless your problem is easily parallelizable. So why go that route? Why not just concentrate on increasing the single threaded utilization of all the cores by dividing you...
by mph_Ragnarok
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Quick and dirty multithreading?
Replies: 14
Views: 5092

Re: Quick and dirty multithreading?

I was wondering. If I created four single threaded console based C or C++ programs and set each one's affinity to a certain core in my system, that would keep my four cores fully utilized, right? To minimize I/O latencies, I could use a ram drive, seeing how cheap ram has become ( I have 32GB DDR3-...
by mph_Ragnarok
Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Agni's Philosophy realtime tech demo (Square Enix)
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Agni's Philosophy realtime tech demo (Square Enix)

But doesn't that depend on the engine? Like aren't some engines really easily and fast to develop for like Unreal 3? I thought the point of having an awesome engine to generate these graphics is that the engine is largely a fixed cost and you just need to develop the same game you would on a crappie...
by mph_Ragnarok
Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: my first credit card !!
Replies: 38
Views: 3790

Re: my first credit card !!

So I'm a little late in getting started on building my credit. I'm 22, yet I've never had a credit card I've always hated to pay more for things I already bought and have been even more risk averse with credit cards as a general rule. I got my first when I was 27 not because I wanted but because a ...
by mph_Ragnarok
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: my first credit card !!
Replies: 38
Views: 3790

Re: my first credit card !!

I'm surprised how many of you got your first cards so late too. And yea you guys also mentioned the cash-back rewards, which is also what I wanted over just having a debit card.
by mph_Ragnarok
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: my first credit card !!
Replies: 38
Views: 3790

Re: my first credit card !!

Geez so much hate towards credit cards. I was thinking of just using it like my debit card Then why get a credit card? Why not just continue with you the simplicity you knew before? Well for one, I feel MUCH better giving out a credit card number online and at other places that might accidentally c...
by mph_Ragnarok
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: my first credit card !!
Replies: 38
Views: 3790

Re: my first credit card !!

Geez so much hate towards credit cards, but I will take the advice given. I never knew why some people my age spend so much and keep a balance on the card after they get the first card. I was thinking of just using it like my debit card, which means I would never be spending money I don't have alrea...
by mph_Ragnarok
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: UV protective clothing?
Replies: 15
Views: 4290

Re: UV protective clothing?

Not snake oil; I bought a bandana for snowboarding that was advertised as having better UV protection because it is a tighter-weave material, and unlike my old one, my forehead didn't go red after a week. There is no magic coating or special treatment, it's just a different fibre that lets no light...
by mph_Ragnarok
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: my first credit card !!
Replies: 38
Views: 3790

my first credit card !!

So I'm a little late in getting started on building my credit. I'm 22, yet I've never had a credit card, because I've always been happy just using cash that I have via my debit card. But seeing the protection a credit card provides and the really vital need of a credit score I've applied and gotten ...
by mph_Ragnarok
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Integrating f^2 over a square?
Replies: 6
Views: 1356

Re: Integrating f^2 over a square?

Game_boy wrote:
You're more likely to get an answer from other people doing your course or your teacher/supervisor. They can also explain it instead of just stating an answer.



This isn't homework, thanks for assuming.
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