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7:06 PM
All the components for my brother's computer are here. As well as my new graphics card and monitor. :) Now I only need to order the Core i5 when it drops after Haswell comes out
Working from home right now
Next to our newly installed air conditioner. :3
 
@BenRichards you really think prices will drop that much after Haswell comes out? I think with the state of the economy and everything, prices are going to hang firm :(
 
@allquixotic Someone suggested waiting. I can, it's not a problem.
If not, then whatever.
:)
 
prices on Ivy are already slightly decreased from what they were when it launched, but I can't see them going much lower until months after Haswell is out
 
It's only $200. I can do that.
I think it's less than a week, so it's no harm done to wait.
 
only a week? dang... I didn't know it was coming so soon :D
 
7:08 PM
Beginning of June.
IIRC, that is.
Yup, June 4.
Haswell is the codename for a processor microarchitecture under development by Intel's Oregon team as the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture. Using the 22 nm process, Intel is expected to release CPUs based on this microarchitecture on June 4, 2013. With Haswell, Intel will introduce a new low-power processor designed for convertible or 'hybrid' Ultrabooks, having the Y suffix. Intel demonstrated a working Haswell chip at the 2011 Intel Developer Forum. Design The Haswell architecture is specifically designed to optimize the power savings and performance benefits from the move to ...
 
don't have the free cash to put in for a new proc myself, though, and I don't really have any incentive to do so for my desktop, since it's perfectly fast as it is
 
would love Haswell in my Surface Pro, just missed that boat, well probably the ultra low volt haswells won't hit until December
 
Yeah mine is fine. I only upgraded my graphics card to get four mini-DP outputs. I need 3 to do what I want. Only have 2 atm.
I have Ivy Bridge in my Sony. Works just fine.
But battery, yeah.
 
"just fine"; but it'd be awesome to get 10 hours of battery life instead of 5 in my 'Pro, and the capability to play high end 3d games on low detail at solid 60 fps (currently getting about 45 in Unreal Engine 3 games)
> Up to double the performance of the integrated GPU. (Haswell GT3e vs Ivy Bridge HD4000)
:(
 
7:11 PM
I can do gaming but I don't. I have a computer for that. But it has to be set on low. :P Also, I get around 8-9 hrs with the extended battery. I can pop it on when necessary. That's why I got it.
While it's a bit heavier, it's manageable.
But yeah, of course if Haswell was out, I'd go for that instead :P
@JourneymanGeek Java for desktop is perfectly fine. I like Java for desktop programming, actually. It's really nice, there. Also, Vuze is the best bittorrent client and is Java. :P
 
I wanted to have something for me to use on vacation in June. I guess next year (hopefully) I'll have a Haswell ultrabook... probably will sell my Surface Pro to recoup some cash to put towards a Haswell ultrabook
 
Wow, the Youtube "Report playback issue" process has been streamlined
It's not simply a "Report issue" button :D
 
@allquixotic Cool. Or another Surface Pro?
 
@BenRichards Surface Pro 2 ;-)
 
@allquixotic Nice. :)
 
7:19 PM
then again, Microsoft's hardware division seems to move at a snail's pace
 
I got nervous briefly. Was working outside in the sun and for kicks opened the Camera app. The front facing camera was freaking out with artifacts. But going inside it was fine. I guess it could deal with all that sunlight. :P
 
I'd be stunned if Surface Pro 2 is out before Q3 2014
 
@allquixotic Yeah, we'll see. At least the hardware is quality. For a software company, they make good hardware. :P
If only Sony made good software, now. :P
 
@BenRichards I remember seeing "Microsoft Hardware" used like a company name at the top of the old red background website for their mouse/keyboard products
I always thought of Microsoft Hardware as a separate company
 
@allquixotic Hehe. Naw, I expect it's just a subdivision.
 
7:21 PM
@BenRichards it is definitely a subdivision but it operates like a separate company, more or less.... which it won't if hardware is going to become a primary profit center for Microsoft, since Microsoft Corporate HQ will start to put a lot more eyes into Hardware and get it "streamlined"
 
@allquixotic I hope they won't mess with a good thing.
 
Apple does the same thing, they have hardware and software, but the hardware division of Apple has always been the primary thing that Steve Jobs (and now Tim Cook) paid the most attention to
 
Right.
 
but Microsoft traditionally spent most of their time on the software side, and the hardware side was like yea whatever
 
Yeah. That's why they partnered up at the outset. Microsoft provided them with software and they did the hardware.
 
7:22 PM
they seem to have brought hardware up to a much higher level of visibility now, though
 
IIRC, Microsoft even helped build Mac OS back then.
Yeah
I think Gates was involved when developing the windowing system for Mac OS somehow.
I'm looking forward to 8.1
 
Heh
I am looking forward to windows 9
 
So will I. But it's a bit early for me :P
I'd like a revamp of the Skype app though. In Windows 8 it's really ugly.
 
@BenRichards I like their horizontal scrollie thing that scrolls when you scroll
 
@OliverSalzburg Yeah that's really handy. I also noticed that if you just keep moving the mouse past the edge of the screen, it scrolls the start screen.
Though I don't use that as much.
 
7:32 PM
@BenRichards I meant on that website
 
On my desktop, I installed Start8 anyway, and make heavy use of desktop icons. :P
Oh? I didn't realize.
 
Above the "SkyDrive built-in, Internet Explorer and Windows Phone sync" header
 
I read it in the News app on here. :P
 
Wow, that's kinda fancy. Jarring though :P
I'm looking forward to onscreen keyboard updates. Onscreen keyboard is only ok on W8, which surprises me, since it's awesome in WP8.
 
7:35 PM
I really liked the onscreen keyboard on the Surface Pro
 
I do like it better than on the iPad/iPhone, at least. I hate that keyboard.
 
The split keyboard is really nice
Worked really well for me anyway
 
Yeah, that is nice. :P
 
Well, I need to play some Bioshock 2 now! Onwards!
 
Enjoy!
 
7:39 PM
Answer accepted today from a Feb. 19th question O_o
First time that's happened to me
 
 
1 hour later…
9:01 PM
wow
today i fixed a problem that has been dogging my every step for a year
i figured out that cntlm hangs when its stdout/stderr buffer fills up, which is why i had to keep restarting cntlm every once in a while
so i used cmd.exe facilities to redirect stderr to stdout, then stdout to NUL (equivalent of /dev/null)
it freaking works O_O
 
@allquixotic what is cntlm?
 
aargh
Chrome ate my saved tabs. :c
 
9:32 PM
@tapped-out I have that occasionally. The actual problem being a Chrome process that didn't die properly
So when you open Chrome again, it's actually just a new window
Then I have to kill all processes manually, start Chrome and it'll be like "Your last session crashed OMG"
 
10:12 PM
 
10:41 PM
@Tanner I wouldn't know what to print though... other than guns of course
 
@OliverSalzburg xD
My dad's been wanting one.
 
@tapped-out CTRL+SHIFT+T
Press that right after you start it and notice there are no tabs and also no message to restore them.
Or maybe if you do it a few times if you already did things.
That should bring back the whole set.
 
aka reopen closed window
 
Control-over-my-car + Shift-gear + Take-me-back-to-the-paradise-city
 
10:52 PM
will never forget that shortcut.
 
11:36 PM
Ah, only works in full markdown, not ghetto chat markdown
 
11:57 PM
@BenRichards I think we have a philosophical/religious disagreement there ;p. I converted from utorrent to qbitorrent, both of which are small and not based on hava ;p
@Tanner: so. fucking. tempted.
 

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