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    posted a message on What parts of a computer factor into how well Minecraft performs?
    MC running on my machine.

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    posted a message on Computer chair abomination
    Who needs chairs when you can pull up a couch and it can double as a bed.
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    posted a message on Increasing the range of an electrical car using dynamos
    Quote from TheFieldZy

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    Studies by the oil companies showed that Climate change has had major human contributions to it. Solar panels and Wind Turbines help but we need Nuclear Power.
    Getting any oil and giving money to one dictatorship is one too many.
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    posted a message on Increasing the range of an electrical car using dynamos
    Quote from manatee321

    true but why are we scared about using gasoline is it b/c of global warming if so that is a terrible excuse. The only fear of using gas is organic life inhaling it and stuff like that


    Climate change is reason enough on its own to quit using fossil fuels. But the world does not have an unlimited supply and the price will keep going up and that reduces the spending power of the lower classes. You also have the USA and other countries getting oil from theocratic and dictatorial governments that we would really be putting embargo's on.
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    posted a message on Apple's Q4 numbers should be record-breaking, thanks to the iPhone 5
    Quote from CodofMC

    Show me a product from another company that comes close to the Mac Mini as far as form-factor, specs, and even price go.

    http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/living/office-pc/571/mc101-a10.html?c=2296

    It is smaller has a larger harddrive more ram and a beefy GPU capable of playing BF3
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    posted a message on Increasing the range of an electrical car using dynamos
    Quote from Tacobell5811

    Use diesel engines and run on Bio-diesel. They last forever and to make bio-diesel all you need is used cooking oil.


    That fixes nothing even if there was enough you are still polluting and helping climate change.
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    posted a message on Worst build I've ever seen
    Quote from Christoi

    Not too sure why the SSD is so expensive in terms of price/GB, but there could be a need for a high-capacity unit. A "dream PC" can be different depending on what you use your rig for.


    Review sites tend to get shipped free stuff they could have had it sitting around and decided to use it.
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    posted a message on Worst build I've ever seen
    Quote from Ankenmann2

    That site has other really horrible advice, like

    "One of the best things about buying a full system from CyberPowerPC is that they build tens of thousands of computers a month. This means that they buy a ton of hardware at discounted volume pricing and they can usually build and sell an entire system for less than what you can do it for. Yes, even if you go through e-tailers like Newegg and get rebates. Years ago you used to be able to build your own PC for less than a system builder like CyberPowerPC, but those days are done unless you wanted something special."


    Welcome to large review sites they get payed to sell companies products. Toms does this too but typically they label what they were payed to do.
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    posted a message on Worst build I've ever seen
    The only thing bad really is the poor choice of GPU.

    But it was meant to be lets see how big of hardware we can get into this tiny package.


    On the WD thing they are sometimes cheaper then Seagate.
    WD took a bigger hit from the flooding and the plants have only returned into operation just recently.
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    posted a message on Leaning C++
    Quote from cr88192

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    What I meant was just because its using a VM does not make it a ram hog It used to have a lot of CPU overhead but thanks to JIT that is a non issue.

    Take c# as an example mono to be blunt is pretty dam terrible.

    My suggestion is if you know Java already why not learn to make a game and learn OpenGL under it rather then learning C++ then learning OpenGL rendering ect.

    I am not a big fan of C++ I would recommend D over it if not for the fact D lacks the sheer amount of books and documentation that C++ has.

    If you want to turn this into a career yes learn C++ I am just saying Java is not that bad and if you know it already run with it and use LWJGL to create a basic game in a language you know. This assuming you know Java well if you have a basic knowledge go ahead and switch.
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    posted a message on Leaning C++
    Quote from Kovu

    It's not optimized to do that. It also runs a VM when you run the Java environment, which is a huge RAM hog.


    Having interpreted code is actually not a RAM hog it uses CPU to compile it and with JIT compilers this is really non issue it uses a bit more ram to store the byte code copy but its a non issue.

    Java can be compiled to machine code like c++ if you are some twisted insane person who wants to remove pretty much the only large advantage Java has and that's ability to use the same .jar file for Linux OSX Windows FreeBSD without issue(for the most part).
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    posted a message on How do TechEd Teachers drive you insane?
    I love the IT and IT teacher at my school he is an amazing man I worship at his feat and he deserves to rule the world.
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    posted a message on Computer hardware factory conditions?
    Quote from Galaxy_Class

    I assume CPU's and such are from machines? Guess the only way to avoid bad conditions is to make my own parts, oh wait, I can't almost everything is made in bad conditions.

    /sadrealization


    Foxconn conditions are some of the best factory conditions in China.
    AMD makes its CPUs in Germany and the USA.
    Intel makes their chips in Israel and the USA.
    Nvidia and AMD contract with TSMC to make their dedicated GPUs.
    AMDs APUs are produced at GF in Germany.
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    posted a message on Computer hardware factory conditions?
    Just about all contract through Foxconn or compal to produce their stuff.
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    posted a message on Stupid computer questions people ask you.
    Quote from Tacobell5811

    My brain just flat lined from reading that.


    Please enlighten me?
    Most people disable it when OCing.
    However take an 8150 and lets say I can only get to about 4.5ghz on air without heat issues. Depending on the motherboard why not set the turbo to 4.7ghz assuming its stable to get more performance out of lightly threaded work loads.
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