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A computer can never have too much memory, nice and well. But what do you need high end graphics for? Are you really all writing graphics engines and blasting out as many high resolution frames per second as you can?
Nagy Vilmos wrote:
highly visual and at the same time data heavy.
That sounds more like drawing graphs in some reports to impress some old men in suits. Any chipset should render something like that and not start sweating over it.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
The UI is painting a lot of graphics and having a good graphics card - maybe not gamer quality, but good - makes it much smoother. With gammer machines, having a good spec means that they're generally good for developmnt.
Yep! The "default" graphics that come with most machines is rubbish - shared memory and cheap chipset.
I upgraded mine to a GTX660Ti and Windows is a whole load smoother (as well as not introducing more bottlenecks on the main RAM)
And it plays games as well!
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But I prefer an oldstyle large and moveable keyboard, a mouse (don't like those touchpads), and a large monitor for development. So why using a laptop then which is usually more expensive than a comparable desktop system?
In the office and at home I have external keyboard, mouse and an extra monitor. That said, we all spend time working in different locations including on client sites, so having a good laptop is more than worth the extra cost.
..my desktop is based on a laptop-CPU, has modest (onboard) graphic capabilites and still has no problems at all with WarCraft or Heroes of the Storm.
If your application is graphic-heavy, then I would assume you'd need something that is DirectX compatible - as that would be the way to optimize graphic output.
The i3 CPU may sound a bit slow, but during games that's not really noticable; found that its mostly memory and the hd-speed that was usually the bottleneck in my particular setup. So the desktop has a SSD card and 16GB memory. Yes, VS needs a lot of it, and it tends to read/write a lot.
That setup is now probably 4 years old, and still outperforms many "full" desktops.
So, you'd have to ask yourself how much of a bottleneck your graphics are, before thinking of optimizing it; otherwise you risc optimizing a part that may not have any impact at all.
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If I were a robber, I would hold a shotgun into their faces and let them hand over everything they are wearing. I can later sort out what I want to keep and they will most certainly not follow me split naked. The only weakness in that plan would be that I can't get away after having gone blind.
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Long time ago, I said this phrase to an American mate appreciating him on a good work.
He didn't exactly get what I meant. He was asking me, if it was a negative remark.
Bad surprise to me. The whole language I use is completely like an "AI" learning model. lol
I just keep watching what phrase, words the native speakers use, on what context, and I re-use it similar, applicable contexts. I think I do apply them right 90%.
Okay this "Strikes again" as far as I could grasp, it definitely looked like positive gesture.
Our mate Brad Kelly has written it here.(I see it's not positive again)*
It does not have a positive or negative meaning per se, imho. It depends on the context, the person who is phrasing and the person who is the object of the remark.
For example, let's say you have a coworker who uses to be very clumsy; today he spilt his mug of coffee on your desk, and the report you prepared is now useless. You say "Strikes again" -> negative
Now let's say there is another coworker, a brilliant developper who often find smart ways to solve complex issues. Today he found a way to finally implement this complex functionality which will allow to satisfy the customer's needs without impacting project's deadline. "Strikes again" -> positive.
If you say that to a guy who you do not know very well, and who does not know you very well either, then it can be confusing, thus his question about your remark.
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It is a pejorative phrase, as in 'rampant malaria strikes again', although why it should be so is silly really, it is just the way it is used. (And it seems to be the same both sides of the pond, so must have a fairly well ingrained meaning).
Couple of new words for you perhaps, 'pejorative', means negative, derogatory, and 'pond' for the North Atlantic.
The way an adage registers on its hearers will vary depending on context, where context includes body language ... movement of body and eyes, facial expression, etc. And, where context includes the entire interpersonal ambiance, the roles people are playing (gender, occupational), whether the interaction is one-on-one, in a group, etc. Not to mention ... tone and pitch of voice, and perceived status.
Then, you add all the rich possibilities of cultural and linguistic differences.
As you consider the infinity of factors coming to bear on the subjective reality of the most trivial human encounter, I am sure you will agree with me that understanding is virtually impossible, and, that analyses like these are superfluous.
But, please, don't imagine for a moment that if we agree with each other (on this) that we understand each other.
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