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Perhaps you need a different supplier. Send me a Email with your specs and I will see which one, if any of my suppliers has what you want.
As a system builder and Microsoft partner I may have some suppliers that you haven't been to yet.
- Core i7 (or i5) with 6GB RAM
- 256GB HDD
- 1.3kg (2.5lb) or less
- USB 3.0
- Backlit keyboard
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wifi g/n (ac would be nice!)
- Sensible keyboard. No cut-off right shift (Yoga and KIRA) no power button where the delete key is (Zenbook)
- Decent (>5hr) battery life
I looked at the Acer Aspire S7 but battery life seems awful and the touchpad reportedly dodgy (or if you read another review, really good. Huh?). The Asus Zenbook looks great, has the power button where the Del key is. That's just dumb. I have a Portege Z830 that I love, but would like a higher res screen, so out comes the KIRA, but they've gone and broken the keyboard layout. I also have a Lenevo Yoga but I simply can't type on it - I use the right-shift constantly and because they've made it half size and replaced the other half with the up-arrow, I keep hitting up-arrow instead.
We've had no end of trouble downgrading laptops to Windows 7, and in most cases it's failed on us, particularly on the sexy new ultralights.
Just curious about what problems you had and how it failed. Not that I'm in the market to do it personally, but I end up being the "IT guy" for some friends and family and its nice to know what to expect.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. ~ George Washington
Unavailable drivers has been one issue, but the main issue Vince has encountered was the laptop simply will not boot using Windows 7 media. Many laptops won't actually run on vanilla Windows media anyway given the special hardware and drivers floating around in there.
You may be able to turn of UEFI booting and use "normal" BIOS booting. Some laptops that I have at work have that feature.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.-John Q. Adams You must accept one of two basic premises: Either we are alone in the universe, or we are not alone in the universe. And either way, the implications are staggering.-Wernher von Braun Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.-Albert Einstein
if I were using W8, this[^] is the first thing I would install.
I see, it seems I'll have to renew my Object Desktop subscription.
I've been setting up my new W8 machine for some time now. I'm looking forward to actually start using it as it have a kepler based quadro card which I hope will do wonders for a number of calculations I'm working on.
Testing out various methods for solving the optimal power flow problem.
I had an idea, based on graph theory (based on the minimum cost flow problem), that I suspected could be more efficient than traditional LA based approaches - so to figure out whether I'm right or wrong I'm first implementing a few known methods that kind of hints that I'm heading in the right direction, even if they are based on LA.
My idea seems to be linnear - it could perhaps be classified as a genetic algorithm - and I can't figure out how to even get started on how to parallize it, while several of the LA based methods are natural candidates for parallization. The nice thing about LA is that there are usually several implementations available on the net for any given "standard" algorithm as long as you know your Google fu.
I'm now using Magma[^] to implement some of the LA based approaches, and I'm kind of starting to suspect that my method isn't as brilliant as I first thought
The MAGMA project has published some info that indicates that the kepler architecture significantly improves the performance of MAGMA - so it will be interesting to see how this works out.
The last time I really played around with algorithms I created the Stockcommander[^] profile on fool.com. It earned me nothing but brownie points, but it kind of worked - putting me among the top 1% - even if it did have many weaknesses, and wouldn't stand a chance in todays market for algorithms in that area. That I'm still in the top 1% is, to put it mildly, pretty odd.
"If the table contains an identity column, the counter for that column is reset to the seed value defined for the column. If no seed was defined, the default value 1 is used. To retain the identity counter, use DELETE instead."
One of my action items when "deploying" a database that was actively used in development as test is to reset the identity columns. Kind of nice that I don't have to if I run a truncate. Don't know if this is a relatively new feature of if I just never noticed it before. Either way interesting ... although, I would almost prefer that it didn't. There are a lot of bugs that creep up when every table has the same Id value.