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#1 Tom

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 14:04

Saw this on another forum and thought it would be a good idea to have one here on Neowin! :D

 

Feel free to use the Confession bear meme: http://memegenerator...Confession-Bear

 

I'll start...

 

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#2 firey

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 14:24

I have lots that I don't know.  I don't really "Admit" to them either.


1) I have only ever overclocked my video card using ATI-Tool.  I have no clue how to go about overclocking my processor or anything
2) I don't understand hardware (not what each component does, but how they interact).  Like how does graphics memory get filled, and how is it used
3) I don't understand a lot of programming concepts game wise (pipelining, servicing, etc).

4) I don't understand how tFlops, and various other Graphics related specs work, and what effect they have.

 

I am a software developer, and I am darn good at it.  But there are plenty of tech related things I don't fully understand, and more often than not find myself on Wikipedia looking things up.



#3 +Nik L

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 14:27

yup...

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#4 +warwagon

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 14:29

Back in around 1995 I saw an External touch pad for a desktop and I thought it was soooo cool. I wanted one to replace my mouse. I soon learned how worthless it was compared to an actual mouse. Still the case today.

 

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#5 Hum

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 14:32

^ I absolutely love a touchpad. :p



#6 Charisma

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 14:34

Nice try, Tom. You shall not know my weakness!



#7 +Nik L

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 14:51

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#8 spy beef

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 14:59

I don't know how to set up a server :(



#9 vetneufuse

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 15:06

Back in around 1995 I saw an External touch pad for a desktop and I thought it was soooo cool. I wanted one to replace my mouse. I soon learned how worthless it was compared to an actual mouse. Still the case today.

 

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still hate touchpads to this day... to me the only touchpad is a Wacom pad.... and that is just to supplement a mouse when doing graphics work


my problem is learning stuff as fast as it changes... there is just too much to keep up with at times when you are a developer... always love you spend 10yrs on a project tell someone about it then get comments like "what? why didn't you guys do that in MVC?" well we started it 10yrs ago...... sometimes I feel like people port projects to the newest dev models just to have something to do...



#10 jerzdawg

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 15:09

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#11 simrat

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 15:13

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Poor Graphics student accept donations.  :ike: 


on topic:
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#12 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 15:13

I am hording lots of old computers in my house. I have 17 computers that consist of non working, new and very old laptops and desktops. I also have loads of misc crap things like wires. I have 2 vista licenses laying around ,windows 7 license, Windows 98 cd, Windows 95 cd, countless XP licenses. I have many odds and end electronics ranging from 80s sony watchmens, to mp3 player.  This is just a taste of what I have in my house. I think I should see Dr Phil :laugh:



#13 majortom1981

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 15:16

I hate getting server motherboards or raid cards fixed. I cringe everytime dell or hp asks me to update the firmware. I had a tech come and replace a motherboard which erased the raid array.



#14 Arceles

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 15:27

I didn't knew VRM throttling... even when I'm an EE, was so much constrained to laptops that I though it would be the same, nonetheless... I survived the Laptop Desktop transition without too much loss except some loud fans.



#15 Hum

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 15:34

:blush:

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