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Comment: Grades vs IQ (Score 5, Insightful) 391

by uolamer (#47652967) Attached to: Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

I have have a 163 IQ. I was capable of making straight A's in high school, but was bored I just acted out and got in trouble. What they called Advanced classes was the top 25-30 students out of a class of 100 people (small school), which was a joke. I was the person who made an A on the test but didn't do a few daily grades here or there and things of that nature. In college I have a 4.0 but it was mind numbing to keep that grade. College for the most part was pure memorization and doing the daily work..

The point of this is that grades do not reflect IQ.

Comment: Re:so, I'm in the more than 8 yrs ago camp (Score 1) 391

by uolamer (#47608553) Attached to: How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

I start at the processor.. Then find a mother board that supports that processor, enough ram slots, etc to meet my needs. Then I pick out my ram, video card, etc. all the while keeping in mind my budget..

This time 14 months ago I settled on:
Intel Core i5-4670 Haswell Quad-Core 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670 (The K version doesn't support some virtualization options, and quite frankly im not going to bother to overclock anyway.

ASRock Z87 Extreme6 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - for various reasons, but mainly price, rather had had an ASUS, but this has been nice.

So the processor works in that board, now I need ram.. Just a matter of picking out the right ram. Reading the MB specs will typically tell you what you need to know on that end..

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609ES2LX0

From there.. I used my old case and replaced my PSU with this

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI CrossFire 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Used my old Video card, etc etc.

Added this to replace my old SSD

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

I plan to replace my video card at some point... Still haven't.

But today I would get something totally different.

Comment: What keeps me using Windows (Score 1) 1215

by uolamer (#43951397) Attached to: What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

I have been using computers since the Commodore 64. First PC was 386 33mhz etc with DOS and Windows 3.1. The windows 3.1 rarely got used until I needed a web browser for the "new" thing called the internet that normal people were just starting to use (1995ish). Early on I was introduced to Linux (slackware and debian), I have ran many flavors of it over the years. I ran it as my desktop for about a year back around 1999. I ran 95,98,ME (very briefly), 2k and I was a very long time XP user and besides the general lack of 64bit support I find it a great OS (better than 7 for me personally). Most of 7's "features" were things I disabled right after installing the OS. Superfect was one thing i was looking forward to, but I also ended up disabling since it really offers no benefit if you have a fast SSD. I ran servers for years at my home, mainly for popular websites.

As of today if I go to setup a server I will be installing some flavor of linux/bsd/linux without question. I have tried Windows Server OS versions many times and every time, they were unstable, used more resources than linux, etc. I'll admit I haven't tried a Windows Server OS in the last 6 years and I hope not to for at least another 6.

Desktop? I'll install Windows 7. I am not a big gamer, but there is no comparison game wise between any other OS. I also have a lot of apps I am just used to using. Yes most might work in Wine or whatever and I have made most work it just isn't worth all the effort, at least in my eyes. To me setting up Linux as a desktop and getting it to where I would want it for my taste is a lot of work and headache. I have done it a few times on a dual boot and at some point I end up booting back up Windows and that partition with Linux just sits there eating up space on my SSD.

Windows 8 metro UI whatever, as everyone here already knows is designed for tablets and touchscreen. Windows 8 + (one of the many start menu replacements) really isn't bad, but I'll stick with 7 which I really do not think is really any better than XP.

Linux is fast, stable and just amazing in many aspects.. I think if we ever see the "Linux Desktop" it will be in the form of Android or something Similar.

Comment: my 2 cents.. (Score 1) 196

by uolamer (#41043433) Attached to: Electronic Arts Up For Sale?

Companies, stock holders, CEOs etc just squeeze any company to the point of death demanding more profit then move on to the next company, EA is just another company in the list.

Yeah EA is a terrible company for many reasons, they have bought several companies I loved and ruined the games. Maybe I am wrong and a good company will buy them up and restore some of the titles to their former glory....

Comment: Re:My long awaiting features (Score 1) 470

by uolamer (#39991473) Attached to: The 30 Best Features of Windows

#1, delete opened files.

It is so annoying everytime if I just want to look at a file or to open it in different editor, or delete I file I need first to search the app that opened it. In Linux you just open the file with whatever you want, move it, delete it, etc. no problems.

Unlocker 1.9.1 shell extension works great for that. (google it)

Comment: Re:Lets break it down (Score 1) 470

by uolamer (#39991453) Attached to: The 30 Best Features of Windows

I am still an XP user atm...

1. Interactive tiles
This might be useful once I get used to it.
2. Task Manager
Eh. It better yes... Still will require 3rd party tools myself here or there
3. Run ISOs and VHDs natively
I been doing this ages with 3rd party programs.. Eh. If it does it good enough maybe I won't need the 3rd party program.. I suspect I still will though.
4. No new hardware requirements
Ok.. Don't see why the OS really would over 7.
5. Airplane mode
Ok.. Why not... I won't use it but a good idea..
6. SkyDrive integration
Not seeing myself use this but sure...
7. Windows Store
Humm.. No thanks?
8. Interactive lock screen
Yeah I'll disable this..
9. Split-screen apps
Ugg.. no please?
10. Split touch keyboard
Umm.. No use for me atm.. I would dislike that on tablet too..
11. App contracts
Umm.. Its like they are turning their OS into a phone OS.
12. Fewer surprise restarts
About fu$@$*% time..
13. Cross-device synchronisation
Eh.. They sure are trying to get 8 on everyones phones and tablets.
14. Improved 3G support
15. Built-in antivirus
Eh.. Depending on how annoying it is, i'll disable it.
16. Picture passwords
17. Instant search
Um.. Well the search in XP is worthless I have to use a 3rd party program. I'll try it.
18. Windows To Go
Cool I guess.. I got no use for it but others..
19. Secure Boot
Ugg. I am sure this will cause problems... I hope to disable this..
20. Revamped Explorer
I dislike most every explorer change. I have to do about 20 registry hacks to make it usable as it is..
21. Restore PC
Ok..... I doubt I will use that..
22. Thumbnail previews
23. Metro groups
24. Kinect for Windows
ehh.. Rather use a controller.
25. AppLocker
Ok.. not for end users..
26. Reset PC
Lol.. I like the idea.. That will fun though for peoples kids to do to their parents PC.
27. File copy revamp
humm ok... Better I guess
28. Faster boot times
Okay.. cool..
29. Native USB 3 support
30. Panoramic background images

Comment: Re:Reverse the tables (Score 1) 209

by uolamer (#35030724) Attached to: Netflix Compares ISP Streaming Performance

Exactly. for me it is either Time Warner or DSL. A few blocks south or east the only option is Time Warner. A few miles in some direction there is no DSL or Cable, people have to use Dial up, Satellite, or 3G. While I do I have pretty good service, I would have much faster, better and possibly cheaper if there was competition.

Comment: Re:... in lots of official mirrors (Score 1) 537

by uolamer (#34887274) Attached to: Firefox 4 Beta 9 Out, Now With IndexedDB and Tabs On Titlebar

When you are working hard, get up and retch every so often.