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by enk
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 267
Views: 122750

Re: Editors

Heh, there's a battle for a useful use of the caps lock key. Mapping such a useful key to esc seems wasteful to me. I use vim for like everything and I use ctrl-c instead of esc. I also use the Colemak keyboard layout where caps lock is used for backspace which is a really good idea, except that con...
by enk
Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 267
Views: 122750

Re: Editors

line-wise, but you probably don't). Or that inner block command I hadn't seen before. :h text-objects They rock :-) Or just append the movement to the command, if you're only doing one manipulation selecting is a waste of time. I do a lot of coding while others are watching and I use visual mode qu...
by enk
Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 267
Views: 122750

Re: Editors

Nice tricks, really. But does it also work if I want to remove an asterisk from a series of lines? For example when converting a bullet list into a normal paragraph? Or if I want to keep the indentation but strip one space? Indentation commands are for.. yeah.. indentation. But block mode is useful...
by enk
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 267
Views: 122750

Re: Editors

:P what you call "vi used properly" is perhaps using a macro and repeating it a certain number of times? Something like qrxjq15@r? It seems faster but it really isn't, because in the time you cooked up that macro you could also just have "used vi like notepad", probably twice -- ...
by enk
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 267
Views: 122750

Re: Editors

ability to edit immediately, instead of having to switch in and out of edit mode If typing text means "editing" to you, why not just use nano? "edit mode" is the normal mode in vi/m. The folks at Bell Labs also took the effort to explain why mousing is faster than typing command...
by enk
Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Metric versus US Customary/Imperial for Everyday Use
Replies: 109
Views: 38047

Re: Metric versus US Customary/Imperial for Everyday Use

it'll be a long time replacing units things like beats per minute with Hz. That would actually be pretty cool. I assume it would be used with a prefix. But what should that be? (I'm think of uses within music here) For example, people who need music with a specific tempo for a certain dance or runn...
by enk
Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Metric versus US Customary/Imperial for Everyday Use
Replies: 109
Views: 38047

Re: Metric versus US Customary/Imperial for Everyday Use

Overwhelming force of habit isn't a reason to keep using an inferior system, it's a reason to make continued use punishable by wedgie (this goes doubly for anyone who uses the metric system in combination with units like horsepowers). So you want everyone to switch to the metric system, only they'r...
by enk
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Metric versus US Customary/Imperial for Everyday Use
Replies: 109
Views: 38047

Re: Metric versus US Customary/Imperial for Everyday Use

Xanthir wrote:
KestrelLowing wrote:Besides, everything just seems to work with a tsp of baking soda!

Replace it with 5mL, easy peasy.

I dunno about other metric countries, but in Denmark we still use teaspoons and tablespoons for recipes.
by enk
Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Metric versus US Customary/Imperial for Everyday Use
Replies: 109
Views: 38047

Re: Metric versus US Customary/Imperial for Everyday Use

Danish highways are 130 km/h in some places and 110 km/h in others. An avg. of 120 km/h gives 200 km <--> 100 minutes which is not too bad either :)
by enk
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Metric versus US Customary/Imperial for Everyday Use
Replies: 109
Views: 38047

Re: Metric versus US Customary/Imperial for Everyday Use

the metric inventors just made it worse by calling 1000Kg a tonne :| Yeah, I think Mg (megagram) would have been cooler. It would also teach people to mind the effin case so they don't confuse it with milligram (mg). But actually amid all the consistency, metric is still not "perfect": Th...
by enk
Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Metric versus US Customary/Imperial for Everyday Use
Replies: 109
Views: 38047

Re: Metric versus US Customary/Imperial for Everyday Use

I don't agree with the Fahrenheit too cold/hot idea. Zero degrees Celcius makes more sense: it's the threshold where rain turns to snow (Edit: and water on the roads to ice, more importantly) which is pretty relevant for daily life. The difference between 0 and -1 in Fahrenheit is simply the differe...
by enk
Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: How do you pronounce it?
Replies: 264
Views: 137831

Re: How do you pronounce it?

zorro226 wrote:double underscore name double underscore

I saw a talk from Google I/O I think it was where the guy said "dunder". "dunder-name-dunder". Sounds silly at first but it's actually an efficient way to communicate python verbally without introducing ambiguity.
by enk
Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The BEST computer monitor set up?
Replies: 18
Views: 4380

Re: The BEST computer monitor set up?

I'll 3rd the Dell monitors. 2209WA is awesome. I have a U2711 which is also pretty awesome. The resolution (2560x1440) is very good, but I somehow feel that 27" is too small for it (when I read long texts on webpages, I usually have to enlarge the text). I think Dell U3011 with 2560x1600 would ...
by enk
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Curly Brackets Go Where?
Replies: 94
Views: 18503

Re: Curly Brackets Go Where?

Go did it Right TM : the advantages of a single, programmatically mandated format for all Go programs greatly outweigh any perceived disadvantages of the particular style No, they don't (and hence: no, it didn't). If trivial formatting details regularly constitute a sufficient obstacle that they in...
by enk
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Curly Brackets Go Where?
Replies: 94
Views: 18503

Re: Curly Brackets Go Where?

Go did it RightTM:

http://golang.org/doc/go_faq.html#semicolons wrote:the advantages of a single, programmatically mandated format for all Go programs greatly outweigh any perceived disadvantages of the particular style
by enk
Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SSD vs RAID
Replies: 15
Views: 3052

Re: SSD vs RAID

Simple SLC SSD ~400 IOPS[citation needed] 10k RPM SATA drives, queue depth 24 ~290 IOPS 10k RPM SATA drives, queue depth 1 ~130 IOPS Those are the stats I was looking at, over the IOPS page on Wikipedia, if you were curious. They may be completely off, but I find wikipedia to be at least reasonably...
by enk
Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Programming Language Alignment Chart?
Replies: 32
Views: 33183

Re: Programming Language Alignment Chart?

Hmm.. I'm probably using terminology wrong, but I didn't consider python/duck typing strongly typed as you can use objects however you want and any type problems won't become apparent until runtime. That seems enough for a chaotic rating, but maybe less so than some other scripting languages. Yes, ...
by enk
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SSD vs RAID
Replies: 15
Views: 3052

Re: SSD vs RAID

Why's it funny? Because read/write is all harddisks do. And if you just meant "use the harddisk a lot", you'd need more criteria to decide which would be better. And if it was meant to mean something specific, it wasn't very specific. Does it mean a lot of sequential read/write? Or a lot ...
by enk
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SSD vs RAID
Replies: 15
Views: 3052

Re: SSD vs RAID

Killamus wrote:Assuming that I do a lot of read/write access on this machine

I find this statement hilarious :P

Anyway, assuming you mean IOPS, an SSD will win by two orders of magnitude.
by enk
Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Programming Language Alignment Chart?
Replies: 32
Views: 33183

Re: Programming Language Alignment Chart?

lawful characteristics = strongly typed, straightforward syntax, language follows one paradigm instead of allowing many chaotic characteristics = perl I dig your characterization of Python, but according to the above, maybe it should be lawful since it is strongly typed and has straightforward synt...
by enk
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Repetetive Strain, CTS and other maladies [Survey]
Replies: 17
Views: 3348

Re: Repetetive Strain, CTS and other maladies [Survey]

Bought myself a touchpad for my desktop and started using it with alternating hands, mostly my left. It's slower than using a mouse, but my hands don't hurt anymore! And two finger scrolling is much more enjoyable than using a mouse wheel :-) Edit: Plus, Ubuntu 11.04 should support real multitouch! ...
by enk
Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Colemak versus Dvorak
Replies: 54
Views: 88971

Re: Colemak versus Dvorak

Sounds good. Yeah, I also think Colemak looks a lot better than Dvorak. But I'm also one of those bastards who use the control key so much that I've moved it to caps lock :) I think I'll keep caps lock as control because I guess I use it as much as backspace, plus bending the left pinky to reach for...
by enk
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Colemak versus Dvorak
Replies: 54
Views: 88971

Re: Colemak versus Dvorak

Necro, but the issue isn't settled :P I've been thinking about learning a new layout for a long time, and I'd rather regret doing it than not doing it! (The thing to potentially regret about doing it being decreased qwerty skills) Colemak vs Dvorak (pro Colemak) is also discussed at the Colemak site...
by enk
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PSU Requirements and Self-Powered USB devices
Replies: 15
Views: 3137

Re: Do self-powered USB devices still draw power from the bu

Jorpho wrote:It was a 350W Sparkle. I guess between the Pentium D and the GeForce 8600GT, failure was kind of inevitable


Why?
by enk
Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: HP vs TI
Replies: 38
Views: 18323

Re: HP vs TI

Casio (fx-9750G PLUS). I learned to program on this cutie. White and green, not dark like your mainstream calculators. But today I only use it to interface with my datalogger once in a blue moon.
by enk
Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Repetetive Strain, CTS and other maladies [Survey]
Replies: 17
Views: 3348

Re: Repetetive Strain, CTS and other maladies [Survey]

Sometimes a mild pain in the index finger of my right hand/mouse hand. The pain is smaller when I hold my mouse like this: IMAG0102.jpg so I do that often. Besides the mouse, I use a regular keyboard for my desktop computer which I use most of the time. The pain is less frequent when I use my netboo...
by enk
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Thinking of buying a netbook
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

Re: Thinking of buying a netbook

I'm happy about my Eee 1005P. It runs Ubuntu nicely, lasts 6-6.5 hrs on a charge, is sturdy, and looks stylish.
If I could change one thing about it, I'd ask for dedicated home/end keys, but I guess you don't find that on many netbooks anyway :)
by enk
Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Preparing For SSD
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: Preparing For SSD

Booting would be an example of something throughput bound. I'd say that depends on the OS. Booting Windows XP sounds similar to running a random access benchmark on a harddisk, so I guess XP boot is helped a lot by fast seeks, though I don't see how it makes sense to talk about it being bound by th...
by enk
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: My brother is being an idiot!
Replies: 15
Views: 2354

Re: My brother is being an idiot!

My guess is it's not about facts, it's about not losing face for a misunderstanding. Give him get something positive out of "letting you win". If he likes the actual building of the computer (as opposed to just having the computer), maybe mention that getting new hardware now, and then a n...
by enk
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What should x < y < z do?
Replies: 21
Views: 5095

Re: What should x < y < z do?

I like how someone changed their vote from the first to the second poll option :)
by enk
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What should x < y < z do?
Replies: 21
Views: 5095

Re: What should x < y < z do?

The C way is meant for computers more than for humans, and it will lead to errors just like "if (x = 5) ohshit();".
by enk
Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: High power cycle/standby count for computer monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Re: High power cycle/standby count for computer monitor

Hm, I actually thought CCFL was the traditional backlight :roll:
by enk
Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: High power cycle/standby count for computer monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Re: High power cycle/standby count for computer monitor

Dell U2711, LCD, CCFL.
by enk
Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: High power cycle/standby count for computer monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

High power cycle/standby count for computer monitor

I've set my power management to put the monitor on standby after only two minutes of inactivity to save power. This means my screen probably goes in and out of standby 20 times per day or more. Is this bad for its life expectancy?
by enk
Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Am I the only one on here that can't stand Python?
Replies: 184
Views: 34030

Re: Am I the only one on here that can't stand Python?

VIM code folds just fine, thanks. vim also takes about 3 seconds to start on my 400MHz linux machine. and once it's started, if you press the down arrow, it takes about two seconds for the cursor to actually move down. Which just shows how irrelevant it is to refer to a computer by clock frequency.
by enk
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Thoughts on this build?
Replies: 16
Views: 2043

Re: Thoughts on this build?

I'd guess a 750W PSU is a bit excessive, even for overclocking (but Corsair ftw).

And if you're going with a Velociraptor, why not go for the full 600GB? It's faster :)
by enk
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Netbook / subnotebook recommendation?
Replies: 15
Views: 1950

Re: Netbook / subnotebook recommendation?

I just got an Eee 1005P, so now I can join in on the netbook talk :) writing On mine, the keyboard (91% of full size) is not comfortable for extended periods of writing. And the lack of dedicated home/end/pgup/pgdn keys is driving me completely nuts, but ymmv. economic single-core CPU (to reduce hea...
by enk
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Why do keyboards still have a Scroll Lock button?
Replies: 55
Views: 9703

Re: Why do keyboards still have a Scroll Lock button?

When you're typing, you're doing it at the very left of your deskspace (if you're right-handed), which is just dumb Much agreeage. With this keyboard, you can put the numpad on the left side: http://www.techfuels.com/attachments/everything-else/4053d1216822083-logitech-dinovo-desktop-laser-keyboard...
by enk
Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Fixing flat screen tilt
Replies: 9
Views: 1463

Re: Fixing flat screen tilt

Carnildo wrote:The attached hook of the spring is bent into a closed loop. Does bending in the other hook look like it would keep it attached?


Well, it looks that way, but the spring needs to be streched just a little for it to stay on the hook, but the hook is not far enough away for that to happen :|
by enk
Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Fixing flat screen tilt
Replies: 9
Views: 1463

Re: Fixing flat screen tilt

Hm, there's only one hook where it could fit, but I've already tried that one, and it doesn't stay :(

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