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by Vhalidictes
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 260
Views: 4550

Re: GCC errors with compiling C code.

That is a really strange question for someone to ask, as whiteboards are very widely used. A lot of the younger people in my office pride themselves on being able to understand a large wide area network in their head. As far as I can tell they see drawing everything out as unnecessary work. I'm sur...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Optane 900P SSDs Launch Today
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: Optane 900P SSDs Launch Today

Just ordered a 900P 280GB 2.5" drive, comes tomorrow. :) I paid £379 for it Super excited, but I doubt I'm going to see a massive difference since my only workload is games. But we shall see. I think you probably will. Flash is awesome at latency, but beyond a certain point that only helps so ...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 260
Views: 4550

Re: GCC errors with compiling C code.

The problem is time. In two or four years you can't possibly learn every single real-world application or cover every single scenario you're going to run into. Reading and writing text files in the file system (like Vhalidictes' situation) might be a pretty extreme example, but I've run into stuff ...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3667

Re: The iPhone got forked!

until OnePlus makes a phone that works on Verizon Pretty sure that's going to be "Until Verizon works on OnePlus." They (Verizon) are moving that direction, but somewhere I recently read 2020 or '21 before the legacy hardware is fully retired and all towers are operating pure LTE. My unde...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3667

Re: The iPhone got forked!

derFunkenstein wrote:
I can leave it disabled, sure...so then what did I spend $1000 on?

So, there's this phone vendor called OnePlus...
by Vhalidictes
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 260
Views: 4550

Re: GCC errors with compiling C code.

My CS undergrad started with Pascal, switched to C, and then switched again to C++, this was Penn State from 95-97. So maybe file handling got lost somewhere in the mixup. The program was generally sub-par (sad because the profs seemed good), and if degrees other than CS had existed back then I wou...
by Vhalidictes
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 260
Views: 4550

Re: GCC errors with compiling C code.

My CS undergrad started with Pascal, switched to C, and then switched again to C++, this was Penn State from 95-97. So maybe file handling got lost somewhere in the mixup. The program was generally sub-par (sad because the profs seemed good), and if degrees other than CS had existed back then I woul...
by Vhalidictes
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 260
Views: 4550

Re: GCC errors with compiling C code.

Thanks to this thread, I finally got an answer to a question I've had since the middle of learning C++ syntax. This has to be simple stuff. I guess it's the classic problem of not being able to explain the question. If you're interested what I found: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5868246/outpu...
by Vhalidictes
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 260
Views: 4550

Re: GCC errors with compiling C code.

I picked CherryTree due to being hierarchical and cross platform. I'm reading the manual now. whm1974, your notes only need to make sense to you. They're really for helping fix the lessons into memory more than later review. I'm not saying that keeping them legible is a bad thing and later review n...
by Vhalidictes
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Does gaming lead to Carpal Tunnel?
Replies: 18
Views: 988

Re: Does gaming lead to Carpal Tunnel?

I'm not sure. But I found that the in past if I'm play FPS games all day, every day long enough my wrists and hands will be really stiff and hurting. I would advise you take a break from gaming for awhile, or least with FPS. Like a few days at least. This is a good idea in general, but I've noticed...
by Vhalidictes
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3667

Re: The iPhone got forked!

It doesn't have push notifications like android? Yes, it pushes just fine, I've seen it work. The problem isn't putting the app to sleep, it's that the phone seems to unload Slack entirely when it's under the slightest RAM pressure... and unloading Slack loses its state (and logs you out of Slack o...
by Vhalidictes
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: There goes the neighbourhood, I guess
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: There goes the neighbourhood, I guess

My understanding is that the ME has its own MAC. If you're letting the ME grab an IP address and do anything non-local you have bigger problems. Yes, the security implications are huge, and I'm not trying to minimize any problems people have, but most home routers will show active DHCP leases. If yo...
by Vhalidictes
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3667

Re: The iPhone got forked!

"Hey look, I'm only just the #342423424123 Apple hater, how original!" I actually liked Apple rather a lot until I switched out my older Galaxy phone for a iPhone 6 for work. There are still things I really like about Apple (OS updates for old hardware? Awesome!) but iOS itself it so anno...
by Vhalidictes
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 260
Views: 4550

Re: GCC errors with compiling C code.

For some reason I'm going too fast to remember what I'm reading and finding myself having to go back and read the material over again. :evil: Is this normal and happens to everyone that is trying learn C or other programming languages? Take notes on what you're reading. This will 1) slow reading sp...
by Vhalidictes
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Legal issues with being on Disablity
Replies: 35
Views: 846

Re: Legal issues with being on Disablity

Seems to me it is rather premature to be worrying about stuff like this. For now, stay focused on learning useful skills, and try not to let highly unlikely worst-case "What if?" scenarios distract you from that. That sounds like good advice. Yeah I should do that. I do have enough troubl...
by Vhalidictes
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Recs for college student laptops
Replies: 29
Views: 1000

Re: Recs for college student laptops

In general, I agree with Ludi and his post was more succinct than mine. That said, avoid refurbs. Although technology for laptops is pretty stagnant right now, support contracts for refurbished equipment might end well before 4 years are up, assuming that parts remain available for that entire time....
by Vhalidictes
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Legal issues with being on Disablity
Replies: 35
Views: 846

Re: Legal issues with being on Disablity

whm1974 wrote:
DPete27 wrote:
what's your disability that's preventing you from working?

Major Depression.


I'm sorry to hear that, whm1974. I have a few family members with that, and even with treatment the symptoms are the worst.
by Vhalidictes
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3667

Re: The iPhone got forked!

NFC Thanks for reminding me about Face ID and Apple Pay. This is the biggest workflow issue I’ve had to deal with. I double click on the power button to launch Apple Pay but I keep forgetting to look at the phone to unlock it with Face ID. A few more trips to Tim Hortons and I should have it down p...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3667

Re: The iPhone got forked!

You're killer would have a far easier time using your finger print from your dead hands, than waving your phone in front of your face since you have to be looking at the phone. Good point. It's almost as if you shouldn't use biometrics at all. Good grief. You can always turn it off. Of course you c...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3667

Re: The iPhone got forked!

bjm wrote:
You're killer would have a far easier time using your finger print from your dead hands, than waving your phone in front of your face since you have to be looking at the phone.


Good point. It's almost as if you shouldn't use biometrics at all.
by Vhalidictes
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3667

Re: The iPhone got forked!

You guys don't mind paying for a forked device for features which essentially could have been an over the air update to most current models? Over the air update? Face ID - hardware feature Edge to edge OLED display - hardware feature Removal of home button - hardware feature Face ID is awesome. I c...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3667

Re: The iPhone got forked!

At the historical 1.5/1 that makes the iPhone X roughly £750. So, still a huge increase over historical prices.

Then again, Apple is pricing the X as a super-premium product. So $/£1000 sounds about right.

Really, the best iPhone to get right now is some version of the 7.
by Vhalidictes
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Recs for college student laptops
Replies: 29
Views: 1000

Re: Recs for college student laptops

Oof. The asker gave me budget ranges, to wit: $300ish, $600ish, $1k. I don't think this is reasonable, mind, but is it possible to get a decent 4-year machine for those prices? In this case I recommend a generic branded laptop with a U-series i5, basically an i5-x200 - anything Skylake and newer wi...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Legal issues with being on Disablity
Replies: 35
Views: 846

Re: Legal issues with being on Disablity

whm1974, I'm struggling to think of an online forum help section of any site that would reply with anything other than "talk to a lawyer". I frequent another forum where even the posters who are practicing lawyers/doctors are legally unable to give advice over the Internet. Basically, anyo...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Recs for college student laptops
Replies: 29
Views: 1000

Re: Recs for college student laptops

So you're expected to come up something that's major-agnostic? That's a problem on its own. I'm also going to assume that students will bring their own external storage. Ignoring that, let's see. Good: Something that will function as a workhorse computing device on a 4-year horizon. Screen size: 15&...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed
Replies: 31
Views: 1013

Re: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed

Look at all the power circuitry!!! That raises a lot of questions for me I'm moderately surprised that we haven't seen CPU-socketed GPUs yet. The power and heat dissipation would be there for a flexible-socket design that could take either another CPU or a GPU. With all the MCM designs and the aban...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3667

Re: The iPhone got forked!

The problem with this strategy is that the iPhone 8 is DOA. But I guess that's just lost sales and Apple has plenty of money.
by Vhalidictes
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Need expert help on first computer build (1)
Replies: 21
Views: 1117

Re: Need expert help on first computer build (1)

I would recommend going from the i3 to an i5. This. There are a lot of better options in that price range. But the simple answer is "go with a i5 unless you need the fastest possible single-thread performance and don't want an i7". EDIT: So a typical 7350K is running about $170 US. For th...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 260
Views: 4550

Re: GCC errors with compiling C code.

whm1974 wrote:
Good grief, Web development sure does sound much harder then writing stand alone applications. :o


The fun part is when you're all finished and then realize that whichever popular browser you didn't test can't display the app properly.
by Vhalidictes
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3535
Views: 521794

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Back to old Weird Al classics. Current song: 'She Drives Like Crazy'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcM9Uou77j4
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