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Interzone / Re: Building your own computer
« on: October 26, 2009, 01:36:11 AM »
Resellers like Sony have been known to use non standard sizing in their PCs so certain things wont fit if you try to drop them in as an upgrade.

If you buy all the components yourself though it shouldnt be a problem - unless the people who designed your case made assumptions they shouldn't have (like assuming video cards wouldnt end up 18 inches long haha). If the case sucks and things are blocking components you can usually just drill out the fasteners.


Anyway, Mobo/cpu/ram combo is usually a cheap upgrade. If you keep your old hdds/cdrw/vid and dump 600$ on mobo/ram/cpu you pretty much have a better setup than most 2k$ computers from retailers.

Of course if you don't use your computer for anything but email/http/word-processing (like 90% of the population) you don't need to upgrade. Just install an OS thats more lightweight.

Xmonad is kind of a hot window manager btw (uses 2mb of mem).

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Metal / Re: "Sexism" in extreme metal
« on: October 23, 2009, 07:03:32 AM »

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Interzone / Re: The physical devolution of men
« on: October 17, 2009, 09:41:19 AM »
I get the impression that people here like gravitating towards the most negative outlook possible.

Power is the ability to exercise influence and control over others and your environment.

* Man has always been a physically weak species compared to other apex predators.
* Man's power is rooted in collectivist behavior, intelligence and the ability to use tools.
* Man's intelligence and tools are stronger now than they were then.
* It follows that man is now more powerful

But then there is the issue of quality of experience. Turning into a hunchback from spending too much time slouched in chairs is hardly preferable.

Organisms will always expend the least amount of effort needed, for the sake of energy conservation. Bipedal locomotion is a good example - increased efficiency at the cost of upper body strength.

The issue now is how to create a utilitarian need for exercise in modern societies - the aesthetic and health aspects realistically aren't large enough motivators. I think city planning plays a big part in this. Take Los Angeles for example, its a city built for cars not people, and is consequently a pretty asocial place. If you design a city where people have to walk everywhere they go, not only does it improve health but allows for stronger social networks.

Put the airport and carport outside of town and have a decent railway system.


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Metal / Re: "Sexism" in extreme metal
« on: October 07, 2009, 11:00:45 AM »
Yea, step aside von Neumann, Nadya Suleman lapped you 14 times over.

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Interzone / Re: Why being anti-religion will backfire
« on: October 07, 2009, 03:38:02 AM »
Looks more like the usual news-entertainment slant on an issue to me.

If you actually watch the video, Its not so hard to see why the refs called him on showboating.

The author of that web article is just being a retard drama queen - typical sanctimonious bullshit to appeal to peoples emotions.

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Metal / Re: Post-2000 albums
« on: October 05, 2009, 11:25:54 AM »


Good photo, shitty band.

Too bad 95% of people wearing corpse paint look like idiots.

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Metal / Re: Metal "is inherently conservative"
« on: October 05, 2009, 08:17:45 AM »
I dunno, some of the faster jazz style drumming is probably compatible with metal - assuming they don't attempt it for the sake of novelty/swing.

 
My problem with jazz has never been with the rhythm section, its all the other instruments that are terrible haha.

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Metal / Re: "Sexism" in extreme metal
« on: October 04, 2009, 08:07:45 PM »
Yes lets mindlessly imitate males to show them how much better we are at being them. I guess playing tambourine in your boyfriends shitty rock band doesn't give the attention you require.

How may of the greatest albums in thrash/death/black/speed metal are from females? How many of the greatest accomplishments in human history were made by females?

Talk is cheap - put up or shut up.

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Metal / Re: ANUS/Amerika/Corruptians of Chicago.
« on: October 02, 2009, 09:26:02 AM »
Actually that's probably a felony haha.

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Metal / Re: ANUS/Amerika/Corruptians of Chicago.
« on: October 02, 2009, 09:25:23 AM »
Home made UAV drone + airborne leaflet propaganda.

Use rice paper or something edible / biodegradable.

http://diydrones.com/

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Metal / Re: Stop Intelligence-Based Discrimination
« on: September 30, 2009, 05:27:39 AM »
good troll haha

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Interzone / Re: Futurist Globalism
« on: September 29, 2009, 11:55:07 PM »
Sounds like pretty blatant propaganda. They hired someone with public credibility and had him talk about stuff that's loosely related to his field, only with a sharp political agenda attached to it.

Either way, globalization is a pretty loaded term. Globalization should be mainly in terms of economy and dissemination of technology/information. All the other bullshit associated with it are side effects that can be controlled.

I'd rather take a teleporter to eat in Tokyo than drive down the street to have an American interpretation of Japanese cuisine cooked by a Mexican chef. They can't even get German food right here, even when such a large part of the population has it in their background.


The viral colonization in the video is kinda cool though.

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Interzone / Re: Spergin'
« on: September 29, 2009, 02:37:13 AM »
Yea, its hard to say how good it is.

It doesn't seem so different than the tests psychologists administer though. Well, aside from the length i guess - the ones I've seen are like 500 questions.

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Interzone / Re: Spergin'
« on: September 27, 2009, 08:07:08 PM »
Multi-threading isn't really one of OOP's strong points - too much state, mutability, and computations that rely on side effects. Purely Functional Programming lends itself to concurrency and parallelism better.


Regardless, Its still non-trivial to effectively use concurrency and parallelism to its fullest.

To be fair, its not that OOP is bullshit so much as it is hugely over-hyped and somewhat idiot friendly. Most nerds just resent all the morons in the industry (most of whom use shit like java).


You really need experience in all the major paradigms to be well rounded:

* Logic programming (Prolog)
* Purely Functional Programming (Haskell)
* OOP (java/c++ - neither are really pure OO but are useful to know. Eiffel or Smalltalk might be interesting to consider, depending what your goals are)
* Procedural (C)
* Assembly (IA32)

I'd probably avoid java/c++ from the OOP category at first. Mainly cause if you learn C and already know OOP concepts you get C++ for free. And once you know C++ its trivial to learn languages like Java or D.

Also, you want to understand the trade-offs between strongly typed languages and dynamically typed ones.

Hardest language on the list is probably Haskell, but i like it the most. Python is the easiest.

C and Assembly are essential for understanding how shit works under the hood - everything else is built on top of it. All the other languages are just to expand your ability to problem solve.

And btw the order i learned languages was: Python -> C -> IA32 Assembly -> Bash -> C++ -> VB (useless) -> Java -> D -> Haskell -> Erlang -> Prolog

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Interzone / Re: Spergin'
« on: September 26, 2009, 08:02:55 AM »
There are some notes on the site somewhere about aspies making more traps for hunting than NT's do.

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