Science & Technology From the computer lab to the chemistry lab, or even the observatory, here's where we nerd out over all things science and technology!

TrollandToad.com
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #26    
Old August 11th, 2013 (11:53 AM).
Tsutarja's Avatar
Tsutarja Tsutarja is online now
  • Moderator
  • Platinum Tier
  • PokéCommunity Daily
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Florida
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Posts: 22,824
I'm fine with Windows and OSX as well.. I started out with Windows 98 and from my kindergarten year to my 5th grade year, my school had Apple computers that ran Mac OS 9 and iMac G3s that ran Mac OS 9.2.

In my junior year of high school I got to use OSX 10.5 (Leopard) because my school had iMacs for video editing machines.
__________________
USUM Hype! 🌕

Relevant Advertising!

  #27    
Old August 11th, 2013 (11:55 AM).
Cordelia Cordelia is offline
Banned
     
    Join Date: Aug 2011
    Nature: Sassy
    Posts: 9,753
    NY wife mentioned getting rid of my six and a half year old custom built desktop last night. I grunted. I totally don't use it but I don't want to be rid of it ;;
      #28    
    Old August 11th, 2013 (12:14 PM).
    Tsutarja's Avatar
    Tsutarja Tsutarja is online now
    • Moderator
    • Platinum Tier
    • PokéCommunity Daily
     
    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: Florida
    Age: 22
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Jolly
    Posts: 22,824
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    NY wife mentioned getting rid of my six and a half year old custom built desktop last night. I grunted. I totally don't use it but I don't want to be rid of it ;;
    I would agree with you on that one.. it wouldn't hurt to keep it should whatever you use now fail, and it could possibly serve as a backup.
    __________________
    USUM Hype! 🌕
      #29    
    Old August 11th, 2013 (2:18 PM).
    Purple Materia's Avatar
    Purple Materia Purple Materia is offline
    Shape the future!
    • Gold Tier
     
    Join Date: Sep 2010
    Age: 23
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Careful
    Posts: 783
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ZachLMedia View Post
    I would agree with you on that one.. it wouldn't hurt to keep it should whatever you use now fail, and it could possibly serve as a backup.
    I would've re-purposed it as a home server or something.
    __________________

    "I have fallen from the Land of Magic. I am Stardust Witch Meruru!"
    Combat Arms | Raptr | Hummingbird | Last.fm
      #30    
    Old August 11th, 2013 (3:46 PM).
    Tsutarja's Avatar
    Tsutarja Tsutarja is online now
    • Moderator
    • Platinum Tier
    • PokéCommunity Daily
     
    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: Florida
    Age: 22
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Jolly
    Posts: 22,824
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Purple Materia View Post
    I would've re-purposed it as a home server or something.
    That's exactly what I did with my old desktop (before I got my new main deskto), was turn it into a server. I host files on it and I run a small IRC server off of it.

    Anyways, speaking of IRC, does anyone out here still use IRC in any way?
    __________________
    USUM Hype! 🌕
      #31    
    Old August 11th, 2013 (3:52 PM).
    Purple Materia's Avatar
    Purple Materia Purple Materia is offline
    Shape the future!
    • Gold Tier
     
    Join Date: Sep 2010
    Age: 23
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Careful
    Posts: 783
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ZachLMedia View Post
    Anyways, speaking of IRC, does anyone out here still use IRC in any way?
    I would if I knew where to start. I want to be social but I don't even really want to make an effort.
    __________________

    "I have fallen from the Land of Magic. I am Stardust Witch Meruru!"
    Combat Arms | Raptr | Hummingbird | Last.fm
      #32    
    Old August 11th, 2013 (4:35 PM).
    Tsutarja's Avatar
    Tsutarja Tsutarja is online now
    • Moderator
    • Platinum Tier
    • PokéCommunity Daily
     
    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: Florida
    Age: 22
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Jolly
    Posts: 22,824
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Purple Materia View Post
    I would if I knew where to start. I want to be social but I don't even really want to make an effort.
    You could start out by using a web client such as mibbit and find a server/channel you want to be in. If you decide you like IRC, then feel free to download an IRC client such as XChat or mIRC!
    __________________
    USUM Hype! 🌕
      #33    
    Old August 11th, 2013 (5:54 PM).
    Cordelia Cordelia is offline
    Banned
       
      Join Date: Aug 2011
      Nature: Sassy
      Posts: 9,753
      I use IRC occasionally. I used to use it a ton but meh. And my desktop is running Linux and running a samba server is a pain in the ass and I usually just have it off :x Idk, I'll figure out something to do with it.
        #34    
      Old August 11th, 2013 (9:53 PM).
      Incineroar's Avatar
      Incineroar Incineroar is online now
      the spirit of the fighter
      • Moderator
      • Platinum Tier
      • Developer
       
      Join Date: May 2009
      Location: Iki Town
      Age: 22
      Gender: Male
      Nature: Brave
      Posts: 13,577
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by ZachLMedia View Post
      You could start out by using a web client such as mibbit and find a server/channel you want to be in. If you decide you like IRC, then feel free to download an IRC client such as XChat or mIRC! :)
      IceChat 9 is also pretty good, although it can be confusing at first. I still use it from time to time, but not a lot like I want to be.
      __________________
        #35    
      Old August 12th, 2013 (12:31 AM).
      Twiggy's Avatar
      Twiggy Twiggy is offline
      You like dragons?
      • Crystal Tier
       
      Join Date: Dec 2010
      Location: Plushies.
      Gender: Male
      Nature: Hasty
      Posts: 5,930
      I'm attached to HexChat at this point (which is basically a build of XChat for Windows),
        #36    
      Old August 12th, 2013 (1:46 AM). Edited August 12th, 2013 by Tsutarja.
      Tsutarja's Avatar
      Tsutarja Tsutarja is online now
      • Moderator
      • Platinum Tier
      • PokéCommunity Daily
       
      Join Date: Mar 2010
      Location: Florida
      Age: 22
      Gender: Male
      Nature: Jolly
      Posts: 22,824
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by ♪Twiggy♪ View Post
      I'm attached to HexChat at this point (which is basically a build of XChat for Windows),
      HexChat is probably the best out there for free IRC clients, if you ask me. Their builds are typically always up-to-date from that of the older XChat 2 or even the regular XChat for Windows (which you have to pay for).

      As for me, I do use mIRC because I have mIRC scripts that I use on occasion (in my IRC server only, not elsewhere), and I find it to be a program that is easy to customize its settings to your liking, but the only problem I have with it is that it isn't free.

      I'm also usually always on IRC because I use an IRC bouncer known as ZNC, which can allow for me to disconnect from my client and save logs on whichever channel I ask for it to do so. I run my ZNC server locally here at my house as well.
      __________________
      USUM Hype! 🌕
        #37    
      Old August 15th, 2013 (6:58 AM).
      Tsutarja's Avatar
      Tsutarja Tsutarja is online now
      • Moderator
      • Platinum Tier
      • PokéCommunity Daily
       
      Join Date: Mar 2010
      Location: Florida
      Age: 22
      Gender: Male
      Nature: Jolly
      Posts: 22,824
      So I wound up today booting up my laptop for the first time in two weeks, and my new tablet is likely to blame for that.. does anyone else here use a tablet in place of a laptop? I find that while tablets are limited on what they can do, for me, I was just using my laptop to Skype and browse the internet, both of which I can do on my tablet.
      __________________
      USUM Hype! 🌕
        #38    
      Old August 15th, 2013 (8:08 AM).
      Marth Marth is offline
      ...
      • Crystal Tier
       
      Join Date: Feb 2013
      Gender: Male
      Posts: 2,541
      I pretty much need mouse and keyboard, even though tablets seem kinda interesting especially if you want to draw something. But with a tablet pc I couldn't do all the stupid/crazy stuff I like to do on computers like yesterday I installed out of boredom a webserver on my local VM installation of Gentoo.

      But I do own a external tablet which I can plug in whenever I want.
      __________________

        #39    
      Old August 15th, 2013 (8:29 AM).
      Tsutarja's Avatar
      Tsutarja Tsutarja is online now
      • Moderator
      • Platinum Tier
      • PokéCommunity Daily
       
      Join Date: Mar 2010
      Location: Florida
      Age: 22
      Gender: Male
      Nature: Jolly
      Posts: 22,824
      Oh I was talking about tablets like the iPad or the Nexus 7, not drawing tablets haha

      But I also used to run my own web server as well, but I had to kill it because it was consuming bandwidth on my network. I still run an IRC server, though, which isn't bad.
      __________________
      USUM Hype! 🌕
        #40    
      Old August 15th, 2013 (9:30 AM).
      Marth Marth is offline
      ...
      • Crystal Tier
       
      Join Date: Feb 2013
      Gender: Male
      Posts: 2,541
      I wasn't talking about graphics tablets either. The only upside I can get out of tablets is using them as graphics tablets xD

      I only hope that there will always be some "normal" computers to buy. I can't even imagine if someday all will be pcs with touch feature. Like I said I prefer mouse and keyboard. ^^
      __________________

        #41    
      Old August 16th, 2013 (4:52 AM).
      AliasHackyCat AliasHackyCat is offline
         
        Join Date: Aug 2013
        Location: In the deep TOR cloud.
        Gender:
        Nature: Careful
        Posts: 10
        I quite agree that mouse and keyboard is nice... Specially when it's a cf (canadian french) keyboard, it's multilanguage, smooth... And easy to use. :D I also like using a pad, and actually, I HATE touchscreens. xD

        Also, about the irc chat and all, I think that TorChat is better, completly anonymous and encrypted chat.
          #42    
        Old August 16th, 2013 (5:08 AM).
        Twiggy's Avatar
        Twiggy Twiggy is offline
        You like dragons?
        • Crystal Tier
         
        Join Date: Dec 2010
        Location: Plushies.
        Gender: Male
        Nature: Hasty
        Posts: 5,930
        Nothing can truly beat a laptop's physical keyboard when it comes to productivity tasks.

        Though, a Surface (RT or Pro) with the Type Cover (having real keys and all) comes pretty close, though.
          #43    
        Old August 16th, 2013 (6:30 AM).
        Tsutarja's Avatar
        Tsutarja Tsutarja is online now
        • Moderator
        • Platinum Tier
        • PokéCommunity Daily
         
        Join Date: Mar 2010
        Location: Florida
        Age: 22
        Gender: Male
        Nature: Jolly
        Posts: 22,824
        That's the one thing a laptop is best for in my situation these days, is productivity.

        And if we're talking keyboards, I always use Swype on my tablet. It's much easier to use than making several individual keystrokes with your finger if you ask me, but I also cost the fact of making several typos at times, too. >_
        __________________
        USUM Hype! 🌕
          #44    
        Old August 16th, 2013 (6:46 AM).
        donavannj's Avatar
        donavannj donavannj is offline
        • Moderator
        • Crystal Tier
         
        Join Date: Mar 2005
        Location: 'cause it get cold like Minnesota
        Age: 27
        Gender: Male
        Posts: 21,218
        Half the time Swype can't even guess the word I'm trying to enter even though I've hit every single letter, but then it turns around and guesses the exact word I'm looking for when I'm sort of just haphazardly hitting letters in the word. It's quite astounding how inconsistent it can be.
        __________________
        idol trash and game nerd
          #45    
        Old August 16th, 2013 (9:21 AM).
        stars's Avatar
        stars stars is offline
        • Super Moderator
        • Platinum Tier
        • Discord Moderoid
         
        Join Date: Nov 2007
        Location: Skaia
        Gender: Female
        Nature: Naive
        Posts: 28,410
        My friend loves using swype all the time. I mostly miss and type wrong when I try, but that's probably because I'm not that used to it.

        Keyboard. It'll be a long time, if ever, before touch screens can win over a proper keyboard and mouse imo.
        __________________
        paired to a seeker
        oh my stars!
        ★ ☆

          #46    
        Old August 16th, 2013 (9:23 AM).
        Honest's Avatar
        Honest Honest is offline
        شكرا
        • Crystal Tier
         
        Join Date: Sep 2008
        Location: New York City
        Age: 22
        Gender: Male
        Nature: Jolly
        Posts: 11,821
        I never really got into swype. Probably cause the first time I tried it, I randomly swept my finger and got "dick".

        I took that as an omen. I'll stick to my ancient phone. :3
        __________________
        he did it, not me.
          #47    
        Old August 16th, 2013 (9:30 AM).
        stars's Avatar
        stars stars is offline
        • Super Moderator
        • Platinum Tier
        • Discord Moderoid
         
        Join Date: Nov 2007
        Location: Skaia
        Gender: Female
        Nature: Naive
        Posts: 28,410
        I was on my way to reply something kind of spammy and funny there, then remembered that this is not the MMO DCC. Ehehem. Why are so many mods posting in succession here? xD

        Ancient, you say? You mean you have not got a smartphone? Or not even a phone with a touch screen?
        __________________
        paired to a seeker
        oh my stars!
        ★ ☆

          #48    
        Old August 16th, 2013 (10:00 AM).
        Dter ic's Avatar
        Dter ic Dter ic is offline
        Fire Emblem....HEROES
        • Crystal Tier
         
        Join Date: Sep 2012
        Location: (Un)united Kingdom
        Age: 21
        Gender: Male
        Posts: 706
        Since Android JellyBean, Swype kinda lost it's nichie being a swiping based keyboard becuase the stock android keyboard now has that funtionallity built in. Works well enough for me.
          #49    
        Old August 16th, 2013 (10:12 AM).
        Tsutarja's Avatar
        Tsutarja Tsutarja is online now
        • Moderator
        • Platinum Tier
        • PokéCommunity Daily
         
        Join Date: Mar 2010
        Location: Florida
        Age: 22
        Gender: Male
        Nature: Jolly
        Posts: 22,824
        I still prefer Swype because it can produce more suggestions than Android's gesture keyboard and because of how it gets you the word once you finish the swipe. But Android's gesture keyboard is cool as well.
        __________________
        USUM Hype! 🌕
          #50    
        Old August 16th, 2013 (6:45 PM).
        Incineroar's Avatar
        Incineroar Incineroar is online now
        the spirit of the fighter
        • Moderator
        • Platinum Tier
        • Developer
         
        Join Date: May 2009
        Location: Iki Town
        Age: 22
        Gender: Male
        Nature: Brave
        Posts: 13,577
        I'm still using the stock Android keyboard on my phone that's running 4.0. I'm not sure if I'll change it or not, it's good enough for me as of now.
        __________________
        Closed Thread

        Quick Reply

        Join the conversation!

        Create an account to post a reply in this thread, participate in other discussions, and more!

        Create a PokéCommunity Account

        Sponsored Links
        Thread Tools

        Posting Rules
        You may not post new threads
        You may not post replies
        You may not post attachments
        You may not edit your posts

        BB code is On
        Smilies are On
        [IMG] code is On
        HTML code is Off

        Forum Jump


        All times are GMT -8. The time now is 7:01 AM.