Archive for the ‘Tech’ Category
This is another “series” that I have no plan updating anytime in the near future: Pre-sleep thoughts. Basically this is me blogging late at night about some random topic my mind brought up 3.2 FUCKING SECONDS BEFORE FALLING ASLEEP.
Imagine a world where base 10 isn’t the standard. Throw the decimal number system away. Think of the base as some other random number – like 7, perhaps. We would all be counting up to only 6, e.g.
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, … and so forth.
Personally, I couldn’t imagine a parallel universe with the number system being base 7. Or anything that isn’t base 10, really. Or base 2 (binary), 8 (octal), and 16 (hexadecimal) for computer science stuff.
Anyhow, why? Why base 10? Who decided that there would only be 10 unique numbers (0-9)? What if we knew/learned something else? What if humans or other mammals evolved to have 13 fingers? Should we be counting to 13, then? Is this because we had 10 fingers to begin with so we just stuck with that? Or is it something much more complicated like our genetic code telling us that base 10 is the shit? Or is there really a superior being out there (I am NOT an atheist, just to be clear) that decided we should base our numerical system to 10?
Would I know the answers to these questions if I traveled back to prehistoric times?
Or should I just go to sleep?
I’d go with the latter for now.
Before you all get butthurt and go screaming random shit, let me just clarify: Intel makes great chips. PERIOD. I wouldn’t go in depth to say the AMD’s FX-8350 gets nowhere near any i7 or even an i5 for that matter.
“You find Intel great, then. Why the fuck would you hate them”, you say?
Because EVERYTHING is Intel.
On a Mac? Intel processor. On a PC? Intel processor. PC or laptop with any AMD processor? Still Intel. Android or Windows 8 tablet? Probably Intel.
AMD is an x86 licensee. They create processors that are compatible with applications compiled for Intel’s architecture, x86.
Before you all go smart-ass-ey on me…
Any computer operating system should be intuitive. Windows 8 isn’t so it deserves a good beating for making the simple tasks take longer to complete. That said, please don’t start telling me that “OMG KEVIN YOU’RE SUCH A NOOB!!!! LOLZ GO GOOGLE ITTT” because if it were intuitive, I wouldn’t need to waste time looking around for a fast method for shutting it down and making a complete mockery of whatever this joke of an operating system is.
If you hate wasting time with the bullshit method of shutting down (go to Metro, click username, sign out, figure out what to do in the bloody lock screen, click the power icon, then shutdown), then you’re in for a treat as I have the perfect shortcut.
Step 1: Hold down your laptop’s/desktop’s power button for a few seconds and wait for magic.
Step 2: Watch as Microsoft’s pride and glory disappear right before your eyes while your hard drive abruptly spins down and makes this tiny screeching sound.
Step 3: Congratulations!
Given enough time, your hard drive will get physically damaged from vomiting over Microsoft’s raw product.
Less awesome way of shutting down:
Step 1: Hit Alt+F4 while on the desktop app (I’m vomiting right nowjcfjxjfxmfxrjxmxjfsxdjaicueueorp….shit. my keyboard.)
Step 2: Select shut down and click OK.
But this method would be a pain in the ass if you’re actually using Metro apps(nauseated, might vomsuuchwhsixhwuxuahzipwjsia), which is why the black magic method works best on every scenario
Seriously Microsoft, sort your shit out.
Android is an amazing operating system. Despite feeling like a bloated piece of shit because apps run on top of Dalvik (Android’s Java Interpreter), droid phones and tablets have always been my preference as they offer the most for a specific price range and allow deep customization no other OS is capable of.
What bothers me is that a lot of manufacturers make shitty phones, with little to no shit given that a worthless phone has come out of their company.
I happen to own one of said shitty phones, an Alcatel 918N. It’s advertised as an uber entry-level phone, with super mediocre specifications which just barely get the job done. What matters are these: a 650MHz MTK6573 processor, 200MB of internal storage, and 160MB of RAM (which is a fucking joke if you ask me). My last phone, LG’s Optimus One, had similar specs but comes with half a gig of RAM. While I may have not been able to compute for the millionth digit of pi, at least I was able to keep apps in memory and switch between them without a problem.
Don’t get me wrong: I know better than purchasing this phone. The only reason I have this is because it’s a replacement phone for our postpaid plan on Sun Cellular. All the others were feature phones, and I didn’t want to bother myself with those, though after a few weeks, I felt regret, because…
THE PHONE IS PAINFULLY SLOW. To be able to use the phone primarily as a…phone, I had to go through shit no cellphone user has to go through. Ever. Like:
1. Resort to ultra-light launchers
Remember how this phone has only 160MB of RAM? The phone idles with 40MB RAM free, which isn’t a lot. The ultra light launchers, theoretically, will occupy less space on RAM, and give way to my more important apps that need frequent switching, like messaging, phone, and my browser.
It has been many months and Lightning Launcher serves me well. I haven’t come across any other usable tiny launcher.
LOL. People who advertise that they’re soooo good with jailbreaking iOS devices and that they’d jailbreak for a fee. Whenever I come across this kind of people I seriously think about equipping myself with a chain gun, putting them all in a line, spooling the gun, and ripping through their flesh with hot bullets blazing at 6000 rounds per minute.
FOR FUCKS SAKE, THAT IS NOT YOUR EXPLOIT. THAT IS NOT YOUR WORK. HOW THE FUCK CAN YOU BE SO SELFISH AND SELF-CENTERED?
Motherfucking pieces of shit who profit from the work of others.
I remember my first few days on the internet. Surfing through the internet at astounding speeds of 50kB/s was a shitty experience at best. Shitty ISPs aside, the internet and computers in general taught me a lot of things, which, if I were without, I wouldn’t know who I am.
One of the things that don’t belong to these good learnings from the past is SEO (Search Engine Optimization). For years, I looked at the word with much disgust.
Fast forward to the present, a Google Student Developer Convention thingy I attended last week reminded me of my frustrations I thought I left behind.
Hear me me out here, for if you leave now, you’ll have a crappy image of me lol. Anyway…