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83597 No.1300   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

Bitches don't know about my boxing day sales. In light of recent events I need to broaden the scope of mah backups and so I shop.

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>> No.1322   [Delete]   [Edit]

If you look at the number of posts each board has built up over a year, it wasn't actually all of the most popular boards, so having put the banner on the rest will help.

E.G., for the Rozen Maiden boards, as of a couple of weeks ago,

Board    #posts   Ranking
bananas 896 7
boku 1751 4
dawa 1467 5
desu 3819 1
jum 477 11
kashira 886 8
md 1341 6
otousama 516 10
peach 205 12
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>> No.1325   [Delete]   [Edit]

hey weedah, what ya gonna do to the old backup server? you gonna use it as a secondary main server for daysoo?

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it doesn't have the bandwidth.

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Sexy shopping list ya got thar!

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>> No.1371   [Delete]   [Edit]

this http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1261 or this http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.4439

I'm leaning towards 1261

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>> No.1455   [Delete]   [Edit]

i wouldn't think so it looks like bad sensor unless you really are cooling it with liquid helium or something

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I was on Wikipedia, looking up something about my school.

Several clicks later, I was looking at robots. Somehow.

Actroid, first fully humanoid robot. Fist gynoid, if you'd prefer that term.

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Its already happened

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That face could use some work.

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needs more rat fetuses

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Where's mah tachikoma?

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So,after extensive work, my battlestation is now online:
3 computers (1 netbook, 1 laptop, 1 computer)
Acer aspire 1 netbook computer
Converted altec lansing laptop, modified with a 4 gig ram
compaq computer with new NVIDIA graphics accelerator, new sound card, 12 gig ram 2terabytes memory.

2X Ham Radios:
1 FT-187 packetized data capable radio
VX-6R HAM radio.
Discone antenna
Lexmark X2600 printer
(All 3 comps are networked together and networked to the printer)
1 oregon scientific weather station:
Ground terminal
Temp/Baro sensor.

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I know my battle station seems small and cramped. I have a small living space.
Furthermore, working in a station like this, I get used to having all 3 computers and radio equipment at immediate arms reach. Makes flowing from one terminal to the other all that easier.

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I can tell you're going to be good at your future job...

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I just noticed the horse painting, I remember seeing this room on /g/ before. Your cousin painted it, right?
I thought it looked familiar...
It's a small world.

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My neice actually.
Yeah, I reconfigured so I could sit in the middle of the workstation and have everything at my fingertips.

I am fully ready for the next launch. I even have my weather station set up along with the antenna ready to go. Once a week maybe I get the chance to try raising the ISS.

I've had one success.
It really is a matter of catching the ISS while they are:

  1. Not too busy
  2. At the right angle
  3. Right time of the day.

If I get them in the early evening, I have 5 minutes. During the day 30 seconds tops.

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I need help.

Is there any way to get a media player like winamp to use the "ffdshow audio decoder"?
I can only seem to get it to work with ZoomPlayer and Media Player Classic, but those really aren't the best for music.

Edit: Nevermind, I'm an idiot and some further research has done me well. Just in case anyone else was wondering how, here it is: http://www.reaper-x.com/2006/07/13/ffdshow-guide-to-improve-your-audio-files-quality/

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And yet, for some reason it refuses to play certain mp3 files. Anyone willing to help me on this?

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It's a pain in the butt for desktop Linux users who are "locked" into the X Window System (XWS). And it is not advanced anymore. Methinks Apple will release Quartz under GPL/BSD license (while still equally cooperate with the development) for the sake of making peace with FOSS and reorganizing the Apple developers. Anyway, the XWS is not in a good shape right now for Linux or BSD systems. Linux obviously couldn't rely on XWS in the near future.

Let XWS and its other distantly related stuffs (Wayland, VirtualGL, Accelerated-X, MicroXwin, and especially Cairo graphics library) die for a decade until they are brand-newly implemented in the future.

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X is doing very well thanks. The basic protocol is fine, and with modern extensions (render, composite, XI2), is fundamentally competitive with anything out there.

XCB is on the rise, and does a good job of fixing the problems of the Xlib API.

Xorg and Mesa are in the process of fixing the actual implementation of X and the graphics stack in general (DRI/DRM2, KMS, GEM, evdev, and of course Gallium3D is brilliant (plus delicious LLVM)).

Cairo, of course has no relation to X, other than X was the first platform it supported). If X ever was replaced, Cairo would actually be a big enabler, as a lot of stuff just uses Cairo these days and doesn't touch X directly, so as long as Cairo supported the new system...


Apple isn't really into self mutilation, so that's not going to happen.

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The X (window system) is doing well right now. No complain about that. But other proprietary extensions of X should be FOSS-ed for better development of X overall. More ideas and insights in an open-natured environment benefit X. Hell, my biggest concern would be whether X will render 3D efficiently. VirtualGL and Compiz are solving this problem despite X is leaning towards 2D-oriented preferences.

Come to think of it, X is still fine for UNIX or UNIX-like operating systems. Strict separation between a kernel and the non-kernel userland, variety of init systems, and suited daemons. The problem is whether the Linux development would be a problem applying X when there has been many developmental changes. BSDs, Solaris, and AIX are fine with X. I kinda agree with the OP to some extend on Linux's ability to affiliate with X in the future.

I am an Apple user who too loves Linux at the same time. But Apple did bring some creative ideas for display technology.

The future would be great.

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>But other proprietary extensions of X should be FOSS-ed for better development of X overall.

I don't think there are any proprietary X extensions.

>Hell, my biggest concern would be whether X will render 3D efficiently.

X doesn't have anything to do with 3D...
Mesa is currently fairly inefficient, that is one of the problems Mesa's new Gallium3D architecture will solve.

>VirtualGL and Compiz are solving this problem despite X is leaning towards 2D-oriented preferences.

VirtualGL only applies to networked systems. Which is great, but hardly the most common thing, and certainly not for anything that would need high perf., like games.

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>Quartz has a better future roadmap than Cairo.

Quartz has aspects of Cairo, Pixman, X, Clutter, and maybe Mesa (but doesn't cover everything they cover together, or even all of Cairo (platform independence)). Apples to oranges.

>I have no faith in Xwindow-UNIX-oriented mumbo jumbo called Cairo anymore.

Cairo was born on Linux+X11, yes. But it was designed from the beginning to be cross-platform, and it is.

Cairo is a cross-platform, 2d, context-driven, potentially hardware accelerated canvas with a somewhat pdf-like API. It does what it does well, and continues to improve. It has a well researched, modern design (~2004). Cairo is probably the last piece of the graphics stack that you would want to replace.

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>"over-supported" desktop environments

lol, wut

>might replace Quartz with another graphics component now that Apple has a freaking semiconductor company.

That makes no sense. Quartz either will be replaced or it won't, but PA Semi will not influence that decision.

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so a few days ago i had to get on my laptop and block my wireless connection do to some malware. i finally had the time to download a program to fix it but i can't seem to find how to unlock the connection on my laptop... any help??

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>go into network connections and select to re-enable it under the right click menu
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but my issue is it is enabled... its just set to have no connectivity... and i don't know how to get rid of that...

so basically what im looking for is a place on my laptop where i can get my internet to actually connect. and it isn't the router btw
... i guess i might just have to give up and reformat... dam me for being retarted

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I'm dumbfounded. It seems your only option is to re-install the wifi card driver.
Also OEM = manufacturer. Most OEM's should have a good search system to locate the exact driver.

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yeah.. ill try a few more things then just do that...

if it helps the same thing happens when i have a chord connected. it says it connected but with limited to none

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I wonder if you simply disabled DHCP. Try going to Network Connections, right click on Wireless Network and click Properties, right click on Internet Protocol and click Properties, and make sure that you have "Obtain an IP address automatically" selected.

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It's occurred to me to that we don't have a programming board. Does anyone program here? I use Python and PHP.

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visual basic
...for application. lol

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C++ just made a breakout need to finnish it tough

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And thus, my empire of robot minions has begun.

Post cool little robots or some not-cool little robots of your own if you feel like it. Or not.

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...I see what you did there.

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492029 No.1345   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

Computer science or computer engineering?
Which one is... "better"?

>> No.1346   [Delete]   [Edit]

More for academic stuffs = go for computer science
More for application of your knowledge = go for computer engineering

You might also want to learn another "human" language to improve your credentials.

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I am a CPE Junior.

From what I've experienced, taking CPE will not help you get much better at programming, unless you are completely new at it. Most of the programming courses I have taken have done little to teach how to design and program effectively, efficiently, and cleanly. You will not do certain cool stuff like AI or compiler design in CPE. FWIW, CPEs tend to be welcome in CSC and MA courses.

CPE courses at my university heavily coincide with EE, so much so that both majors belong to a single department, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). CPE covers much more circuit analysis and signal processing because it is more hardware-oriented. CPE prepares you better to design physical computing systems at a deep level or work with embedded systems, where practical hardware limitations and low-level device interfacing must be accounted. It is also easy to double in EE and CPE at my university.

If you lean toward pure math, programming, and the "flashier" aspects of computer systems, consider CSC. If you lean toward electronics but want to focus on digital design or embedded systems, you may favor CPE. I like both, so the decision was difficult and almost arbitrary for me. I often question my decision, TBH.

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>> No.1367   [Delete]   [Edit]

So basically,
CSC = software
CPE = hardware

>> No.1368   [Delete]   [Edit]


Yes. CPEs are generally more qualified to write microcontroller software, however. (At least, I would like to think we are.)

To get a better idea on what separates CPE from CSC, consider this quote from Edsger Dijkstra:

> "Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."

This isn't to say that CSC is irrelevant, but that it deals with the mathematical structures that are abstract to the underlying hardware but power complex computer applications. In contrast, the computer engineer specializes in the physical computer and works with the underlying electronics, even down to the level of logic gates or transistors, like artisans who carefully place the lenses and mirrors to achieve the best quality of magnification from a telescope design. This does not always mean building versus coding, since embedded system programming is, by design, hardware-oriented.

There is also a Software Engineering major at some universities, which is like CSC but with a focus on developing code, rather than the abstract mathematical aspects. Some universities instead offer Software Engineering as a graduate degree for CSC undergrads.

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