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Location: Detroit

Joined Aug 22, 2010 at 10:03PM EDT


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About

Hi I’m Tyler.
I’ve been studying electronics and more recently computer systems for as long as I can remember.
The internet just comes with the territory.

FUN FACT: (because I like fun facts)
On an instruction-based level, there’s nothing a computer can do that a human can’t. It’s just that they’re billions of times faster, and they don’t give you lip about having to add 1+1, 400,000,000 times.


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Commented on Wrecking Ball

There’s a sculpture at Grand Valley State University that they’re debating taking down because students are imitating Miley on it.
>mfw

Sep 28, 2013 at 10:39AM EDT

Commented on Dihydrogen Monoxide Hoax

Chemistry is important because not knowing it gives you great potential to look like a complete asshat.

Aug 27, 2013 at 02:19PM EDT

Commented on Samsung SSD 840 EVO - Your life evolved

Additionally, (and I’m not saying this is the case with what you said, but it’s worth mentioning:) not all 1 TB HDDs are created equal. You have to pay attention to the speed and cache size as well, as they can make a huge difference in performance.

Aug 25, 2013 at 12:06AM EDT

Commented on Samsung SSD 840 EVO - Your life evolved

It probably would have been better to get it from amazon, but I’d have to pay additional shipping then too, because I was already ordering other things as well.
Amazon didn’t have the RAM I needed, so I had to go elsewhere.

Aug 25, 2013 at 12:03AM EDT

Commented on Samsung SSD 840 EVO - Your life evolved

You can still get a small one to use as a separate drive. I load my OS off of a normal HDD, but I load large programs off of a separate “high speed” drive. (It’s not an SSD, but the theory still stands)
SSDs are particularly good to load steam off of. Games load really fast, and if something goes wrong, all you need to do is reinstall steam. Smaller SSDs (like, 128 GB or so) are usually much more affordable.

Aug 23, 2013 at 01:39PM EDT

Commented on Samsung SSD 840 EVO - Your life evolved

Did I mention they’re expensive? Because that’s important. The best price I can find on a 1 TB SSD is $650. You can get a 1 TB HDD at a decent speed for around $95.

Aug 23, 2013 at 01:31PM EDT

Commented on Samsung SSD 840 EVO - Your life evolved

I don’t know about samsung in particular, but SSDs themselves are blazing fast. My friend has one that he uses as his C:/ drive. From the time he pushes the power button to the time he can enter his password only spans about 3.5 seconds. It’s stupid fast.
What they fail to mention in the commecial though is that SSDs have limited lives. They only have a certain number of “read and write” cycles before they stop working entirely. That usually translates to around 8 years of life, but reformatting the drive, or reinstalling an OS depreciates that time greatly.
tl;dr they’re fast, but you need to be ultra careful with what you do with them.

Aug 23, 2013 at 01:28PM EDT

Commented on Cochlear Implant Activation Videos

Part of me agrees with you, and part of me disagrees. My Grandpa woke up deaf one day, so it isn’t really a fair comparison, but before he got a CI, he relied heavily on lip-reading, and I think that may be part of the answer. Still, the fact that she could speak so clearly seems suspicious. My boss got a CI a few months ago, and he still speaks with a pretty heavy “lisp”, for lack of a better word.

Aug 06, 2013 at 04:58AM EDT

Commented on Cochlear Implant Activation Videos

The facts behind it really are a testament to how amazing the human body is. Consider this:
For those who don’t know, the part of the human body that actually converts the sounds we hear into nerve impulses are the hairs inside the cochlea. The highest number of electrodes currently available in a cochlear implant is 24. (last time I checked) The electrodes are roughly analogous to the hairs inside the cochlea. A typical human cochlea contains a MINIMUM of around 16,000 hairs, and the more hairs a cochlea has, the higher the range of sound it’s able to convert.
If you really think about it, a world without sound is a profoundly sad world. I’m glad we have such technology to reunite people with at least part of that world. My Grandfather included. :)

Aug 06, 2013 at 04:51AM EDT

Commented on Crazy lady in my town caught stealing rhubarb

I don’t know the exact situation here. Maybe the families hate each other or something, but I do know this:
I have a similar situation where I live, where my neighbor has chives growing from their yard onto public property.
Now, maybe I COULD go and pick it if I wanted to…In my mind, that’s irrelevant. Whether or not it’s on their property, it’s still just POLITE to ask. If they really did have as much as the lady said, she could have just as easily asked for some.

Aug 01, 2013 at 01:25AM EDT

Commented on 249.png

Oh God. This is an actual add on to GMod.
The cubes follow you when your back is turned and then if you get too close….this happens.
It honestly scares the fuck out of me. :C

May 18, 2013 at 05:01PM EDT

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