This is neither good nor bad, but it's unquestionably different.
I beg to differ: it IS bad. Because when you read a+b, you have NO idea what may be happening. And this applies to ALL the operators. And the effect of the overloading can be completely different for various types. If participating in the underhanded C contest is not too hard, there's no need for an underhanded C++ contest because it'd be beating a dead horse.
At the current exchange rate, 15â is about eighty cents more than what I pay for services that covers all my needs extensively. All U.S. cell phone plans are not equal but the good ones are admittedly less visible.
I'm not sure myself. I have a 3570k Ivy Bridge system for when I feel like some gaming (not often these days) and for a while I had it up to 4.5 GHz. Everything seemed smooth, but one day it overheated so I just said to hell with it and went back down to the stock 3.4. Lo and behold I could not tell the difference. Games had about the same frame rate and the overall system felt just as responsive. Maybe you have to be at the edge of the CPU performance envelope and typical video gaming just doesn't do that yet. BTW, I game on Linux and Windows and I noted this on both sides.
It's called priorities. Everything is a trade off, and gaming for me is just a pastime. It's not a job, e.g., front-end development where it's useful to be up on the latest happenings to maintain employment mobility. I use Linux to get work done, and occasionally I fire up Portal to blow off a little steam. That is precisely the opposite of cutting my nose off despite my face so you can stick your pretentious bullshit up your ass.
I game exclusively on Linux with Steam. Works pretty good for me and I have a blast. The selection isn't as good as Windows but, hey, I can only play one game at a time.
I thought half the point of a Chromebook was that it was supposed to be cheaper than a standard laptop?
I'm sure that was the case at first as they were going up against the extremely dominant Windows platform and they felt like positioning the Chromebook as, among other things, a value was a good way to get some market share. Now that they have traction and people are buying Chromebooks on other merits like security, ease of use, and simplicity, the OEMs are taking a shot at going up market. Now the message can be, you know that Chromebook you like so much, yet was slow and cheaply constructed? Well now by just paying a bit more, you can have a more premium experience. It's not just buy a Chromebook instead of Windows because it's cheap, it's by this Chromebook rather than that one because it's faster/higher resolution/IPS/more RAM/better.
I'd say the sweet spot is around $800or so now, but you can pick from a number of pretty decent laptops for around $500.
You're still thinking, Chromebook vs. Windows. A chunk of the market is now sold on Chromebooks so for them it is Chromebook vs. better Chromebook and Asus, with this model, is casting their line there.
I bought my wife an Acer Chromebook, I think it has a 15 inch screen though. At any rate, she loves the thing. The Haswell? Celeron is very capable, the construction is good, has a nice bright 1080p IPS screen, the works. And all for 250 bucks. I'm not sure what the deal is with Acer as their Windows laptops in my experience suck but they make pretty good Chromebooks. It's like two different companies. I have a 10 inch Acer 2-in-1 I picked up on a whim a few months ago and it is horrible. The keyboard and trackpad are worse than the ones on my Aspire One netbook from back in the day. Almost literally trash.
my son thought a lot of it was boring too. I thought it was the 2nd best of the sw films after esb.
Ha! Lots of funny. I'm not feeling negative visualization so that bit was especially entertaining.
Shifting focus away from vagaries of chance to what one controls seems to have some value though. This fall, I got, not overwhelmed, but uncomfortable with a bit of academic work. But as soon as I directed my attention away from the result and focused on what I was actually doing, the stress just melted away. Best part about it was when the final product ended up better than I expected. That's when i figured I might be onto something.
I like philosophy but I'm not a philosopher. If something helps me live a better life, I use it, otherwise, into the trash. Right now, Stoicism is delivering the goods.
Definitely The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Enchiridion by Epictetus, and various writings by Seneca the Younger. Anybody in the quest for philosophical insight would be well served by giving the Stoics a shot. Kind of a western analytical version of Zen Buddhism.
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. -- Josh Billings