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#1 Blade of grass

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:34 PM

Hey guys,
This is the V2.0 of the computer geek club originally posted by Aresfied (RIP), sadly, he was Perma-banded in April.
So, in honor of him, here is the original OP

This club is for those who are truly computer geeks. I don't want anybody that can just build a computer, I mean serious shit. I mean people who know the basics of true computer geekiness and not just assembly and following the lines for installation. I mean the people who are cable and filesystem management attemptees at the least.

How to become a member, I would have you take a picture of you computer but that would be too easy. It's as simple as saying your favorite programming language or cable management technique.

You can get in with basic OS knowledge as is seen but I don't necessarily care if you have the most thought out computer, if you feel comfortable moving around command prompt more than your own skin then I don't care who you are, you are welcome!

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EDIT: Damnit.. I forgot my acceptance speech, HTML and zip ties. Thank you!

Now, the original OP still stands, this club will be geared towards higher level geeks, containing high level content.

But, this club will be open to the "less" "geeky" public. As a place for discussion and learning. If your new to computers, wanting to learn, or just plain want some quick help, come by!

Ways to apply, you can eiter: type favorite computer brands and why (in a list), favorite programming, favorite cable tie
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:32 PM

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:54 PM

Copied from old thread...

So, I want to get more into programming (I'm already a robotics and hardware nerd).

I hate learning out of books, I'm a much more hands on guy.


Any suggestions for ways to learn/languages?

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:23 PM

What do you want to learn?
I'm learning Jaca script ATM.
My evolution to programming was: Python:

Pythons is an easy language made to help non-programming types learn and get the feel/basics. You can YouTube many great tutorials, and Practise by downloading the python program from thier website. It pretty easy to learn, but is also powerful.

Then I learned: HTML

HTML, I one of the easiest languages, but one of the post significant, as it powers the whole web. You can practice with a new note pad (the application, not a physical one lol) and some online resources. Sorry, but you'll have to read for this one. Thier are some decent HTML tuts, but none that I have liked very much. google: "learn HTML programming" and stuff around that and you'll get multiple website that have to the point info, that's also relevant.

Finally, I'm in the process of learning Java Script:
Java script is a very very powerful script. You know RuneScape? Yep, that's powered by Java script. The website I'm using is called Code Academy. What you do is make an account, and then proced to go threw all the lessons and activities. It's really fun IMO, but you just need time to do it. They also have a forum to ask questions about code problems (if you cant get it to work) and stuff, plus you can post the coding in here for help too.
The other option that's recommended is code year. Yep, same people, except for this; every Monday of every week, you get emailed a lesson/activity/problem. This whole thing is that after the 52 consecutive weeks of programming, you'll have it down pat.
Most people say it takes a year to be fluent in a certain language, which is true, so pick one and go!

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:45 PM

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:08 PM

Signed up for code year, I like it so far.

I had previously learned some Python from a book, it bored me though (mostly because of the book lol).

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:35 PM

IMO, programming is one of those things that, either you enjoy doing it, and want to learn more, or you loathe it, and learning it is just a struggle. I for one have a hard time learning it. Posted Image
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:36 PM

I think that for me, it'll be one of those things that comes naturally - the hardest part is finding a way that keeps programming fresh and interesting, and I think CodeYear does that well so far. Thanks for the recommendation!

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:08 PM

No problem man, that's what the club is for. Also, code academy has python, ruby and java programs

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:09 PM

I got an old IBM ThinkCentre from my mom today. Probably gonna Linux it. The HDD's dead though.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:25 PM

So load it with win 7..... Haha, like that's gonna work!

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:29 PM

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:11 AM

i has long post on last page of first thread

Want to post it here

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:38 AM

I got an old IBM ThinkCentre from my mom today. Probably gonna Linux it. The HDD's dead though.


HDD's are soooo cheap nowadays.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:15 PM


I got an old IBM ThinkCentre from my mom today. Probably gonna Linux it. The HDD's dead though.


HDD's are soooo cheap nowadays.

Especially compared to SSDs

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:18 PM

SSD's aren't going to go down in price until someone figures out better manufacturing processes to make them. They're, from what I understand, hard to produce right now. I don't forsee it staying that way for much longer, Samsung partnered with someone to make cheaper nand flash processes last year.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:40 PM

You just need to know when to buy them.... When they are on sale for half price. Lol
I usually see them on sale or $.50-.60 a GB

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:00 PM

I'm personally waiting for TB SSD's, I want super fast super huge storage. :P
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:11 PM

I'm personally waiting for TB SSD's, I want super fast super huge storage. :P

what, 500 MB/s isnt fast enough for you? lol!

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:44 PM

The ThinkCentre only has a P4 proc, not sure on the speed though. It ran XP super slow. Half a gig of RAM.

I'll fix it, though. I had my old P4 beast running Win7 Ultimate 32-bit just fine, even ran CoD4 pretty well.

Only thing that really perked my interest was the basic GPU with DVI and VGA. Dual monitors, and old-school gaming!
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:07 PM

Throw Linux on that bitch, and it will run like a champ. Posted Image
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:11 PM

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hmmm lets see here, im a computer and network security major with my associates in the field, going for bachelors now, im not particularly keen on coding but the language i am best with is c++, i started dabbling in programming with visual basic in middle school,by the end of middleschool i was interested in computer / network security.
as for cable management that depends on which cables we are talking, if you mean in my comp i use colored velcro straps, if you mean actual network i use color coded cabling and either zipties or velcro straps depending, at home i run enough cabling that it needs to be strapped down so i personally use velcro here.
i a big hak5 fan, taken classes to prepare me for win 7 os, win server, a++, security +, networking + and ceh certs over last few years but didnt have the money to take them, i now have a better paying position working at geeksquad so i plan to get at least the ceh and security + over the summer, and last night my internet went down so i fired up bt5 and did some wps cracking (have known about it but never got around to doing it)
other offshoots of my computer geekness would be looking into different hardware projects, and lockpicking.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:35 PM

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hmmm lets see here, im a computer and network security major with my associates in the field, going for bachelors now, im not particularly keen on coding but the language i am best with is c++, i started dabbling in programming with visual basic in middle school,by the end of middleschool i was interested in computer / network security.
as for cable management that depends on which cables we are talking, if you mean in my comp i use colored velcro straps, if you mean actual network i use color coded cabling and either zipties or velcro straps depending, at home i run enough cabling that it needs to be strapped down so i personally use velcro here.
i a big hak5 fan, taken classes to prepare me for win 7 os, win server, a++, security +, networking + and ceh certs over last few years but didnt have the money to take them, i now have a better paying position working at geeksquad so i plan to get at least the ceh and security + over the summer, and last night my internet went down so i fired up bt5 and did some wps cracking (have known about it but never got around to doing it)
other offshoots of my computer geekness would be looking into different hardware projects, and lockpicking.

make video on lock picking = WIN..... DO IT!

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:40 PM

Lock picking? I think he's talking about WPS WiFi cracking. Posted Image
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:54 PM

I can pick the little Masterlock key locks. Those are easy.

Why did we start a V2? :huh:

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:55 PM

We started a V2 because the OP of the other thread got the banhammer. So now Blade is the leader by default. Posted Image
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:06 PM

Since I was VP. Speaking of that I need to fix all my links in my win7 short cuts and tips guide....

Lock picking? I think he's talking about WPS WiFi cracking. Posted Image

No, lock picking is geeky too, not COMPUTER geeky, but just general geekness.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:32 PM

Dem links!
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:27 PM

Hey I used to be way into computers and stuff but now I am not... I'll participate in the club though.

To enter, I will say some of my favorite brands.

AMD - Best bang for your buck
Nividia - Best GPUs in my opinion
Corsair - Really good PSUs
G.SKILL - Best Memory

I got out of computers and what not when the 580GT was the shit (I think December...)

Can someone fill me in?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:49 PM

G.SKILL has higher failure rates than other RAM brands...

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:50 PM

G.SKILL has higher failure rates than other RAM brands...

From what I remember it had the best performance for the price.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:02 PM

G.SKILL has higher failure rates than other RAM brands...


No they don't. Gskill is among the most recommended RAM brands, up their with Corsair, and Mushkin.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:14 PM


G.SKILL has higher failure rates than other RAM brands...


No they don't. Gskill is among the most recommended RAM brands, up their with Corsair, and Mushkin.

And patriot and Kingston.
Patriot and Kingston actually make the whole ram. Memory and all

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:28 PM

Good point sir.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:24 PM

Thanks :)

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:44 PM

corsair ram, intel processors, nvidia gpu is where my loyalty lies.

also i mentioned wps wifi cracking AND lockpicking, most conventions would feature both, and it falls in the general geekieness category. as for videos i have a few from the internet but don't have any cut away locks to make good ones :P if you want books there are a few good ones, the one from MIT in September of 1991 is where i started

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:52 PM

Books on which? Because I'd be interested in both. Posted Image
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:15 AM

I WANT IN! :)

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:14 AM

Same stix

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:10 PM


G.SKILL has higher failure rates than other RAM brands...


No they don't. Gskill is among the most recommended RAM brands, up their with Corsair, and Mushkin.


Excuse me then, oops. When I build my last rig 2 years ago, everyone said not to get GSKILL for that reason - I went with Corsair.

Just got back from an INTENSE big game - got soooo many kids out with the Grey Ghost....

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:21 PM

Don't get me wrong though, of the main RAM brands, there are much better than GSkill. Corsair being one of the 2 I'd highly recommend.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

Ones I always always recomend are corsair, hingston, muskin and patriot.
Usually I say, go with these brands, and pick whatever looks best, since all the RAM produced by these companies are practically equal

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:53 AM

I've had the best luck with Corsair ram. Other brands I have tried wouldn't read correctly in POST, and I would have to get into BIOS and change the timings to get them to function right. A Patriot kit I had a while back had to be knocked down 3 points on all the timings to get it running right. But for some reason, any stick of Corsair I try will read first time on any mobo I stick it in.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:23 AM

I have always bought Corsair, but every once and a while, I pick something else up. Gskill has worked out well for my wife's computers, but OCZ has fucked me hard, several times. Every kit I have bought of OCZ gold has either been DOA, or ended up with massive memory errors with memtest within a few months. I even bought an OCZ Platinum kit when I first got to Texas in 2009, and one stick crapped out on me within two months. Fuck that. I have bought at least 20 sticks of Corsair, and never had issues. And my Corsair PSUs have always been awesome. Then even come in a nice little carrying bag, although I am not sure what that is supposed to be used for, lol.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:28 AM

Oh, and for the record:

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CPU: Intel. Overclocking heaven.
GPU: Nvidia, just because the old days of ATi left a bad taste in my mouth. Specifically EVGA GPUs.
PSU: Corsair
Tower: Cooler Master
CPU Fan: Zalman
RAM: Corsair
Motherboard: Gigabyte
Keyboard: Saitek
Mouse: Saitek (now MadCats, I suppose, since they took over the Cyborg line)
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:00 AM

Oh, and for the record:

Favorites:

CPU: Intel. Overclocking heaven.
GPU: Nvidia, just because the old days of ATi left a bad taste in my mouth. Specifically EVGA GPUs.
PSU: Corsair
Tower: Cooler Master
CPU Fan: Zalman
RAM: Corsair
Motherboard: Gigabyte
Keyboard: Saitek
Mouse: Saitek (now MadCats, I suppose, since they took over the Cyborg line)


From what i'm hearing AMD is doing excellent to the ATI line after they took it over, you might want to check it out. Everything on here is exactly what I like, except razer > all for keyboard and mouse. ;)

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:20 AM

From what i'm hearing AMD is doing excellent to the ATI line after they took it over, you might want to check it out. Everything on here is exactly what I like, except razer > all for keyboard and mouse. ;)


The problem before (about 4-5 years ago) was that their Catalyst drivers were crap. Every other game that I played had issues. And everything seems to be optimized for Nvidia. It seemed like every game that I really wanted to play had some sort of Catalyst driver issue. So yeah, I just never went back.

And no, Razer mice are not better than Cyborg mice. :) The only thing that could possibly beat out my RAT 7 is a RAT 9, and the wing button from my original Cyborg is SORELY missed. My wife uses Razer, and I am not a fan. Keyboards mean nothing to me, really, since I game with a Cyborg Command Unit.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:55 AM

Ive never like anything Mad Catz, but just because of you Latsaab i'm going to get a Cyborg to try it out. Will also need a new mat then...

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:23 PM

MadCatz is usually a really bad sign. Everything that I have owned by them has been crap. (usually for consoles) But they absorbed the Cyborg brand, and I am quite happy with my RAT 7. I cannot stand a mouse that doesnt have a wing on it.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:27 PM

A wing? What is this that you speak of ? A friend of mine has a Rat 5 and his mouse doesn't have a wing. I'm not saying you're wrong, I just genuinely no idea what you're talking about..Posted Image
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