Dell ATi/nVidia WTF



  • Was just browsing the Dell site. Came to the gpu selection. Apparently nVidia is now using ATis logo.. 

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  • The Real WTF is that you are looking at a new Dell. 



  • @KattMan said:

    The Real WTF is that you are looking at a new Dell. 
    Are any bloatblack-boxes good?



  • if (good == cheapCrap) { return true; }



  • @clively said:

    if (good == cheapCrap) { return true; }

     

     pfft, amateur. Just return the result of the equality comparison.

    return (good == cheapCrap); 



  • @drinkingbird said:

    @clively said:

    if (good == cheapCrap) { return true; }

     

     pfft, amateur. Just return the result of the equality comparison.

    return (good == cheapCrap); 

     

     I'd optimize it further:

    return false;

     



  • @drinkingbird said:

    @clively said:

    if (good == cheapCrap) { return true; }

     

    return (good == cheapCrap); 

    Obviously these statements are not semantically equivalent, as yours will return regardless but clively's version only returns if true.  You have now orphaned the remainder of the method, where it goes on to test good against reallyCheapCrap and FILE_NOT_FOUND.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @GalacticCowboy said:

    @drinkingbird said:

    @clively said:

    if (good == cheapCrap) { return true; }

     

    return (good == cheapCrap); 

    Obviously these statements are not semantically equivalent, as yours will return regardless but clively's version only returns if true. 

    if (good == cheapCrap) { return (good == cheapCrap); }

    There. Everybody's happy now.


  • @PJH said:

    @GalacticCowboy said:

    @drinkingbird said:

    @clively said:

    if (good == cheapCrap) { return true; }

     

    return (good == cheapCrap); 

    Obviously these statements are not semantically equivalent, as yours will return regardless but clively's version only returns if true.

    if (good == cheapCrap) { return (good == cheapCrap); }

    There. Everybody's happy now.

    Tisk tisk, your using possibly very complicated comparisons without caching.



    bool result = (good == cheapCrap);

    if (result) { return result; }



  • @KattMan said:

    The Real WTF is that you are looking at a new Dell. 

     

    There's nothing wrong with buying a new Dell, as long as you buy a business class machine and not a home class machine. The business class machines don't come with all the cruft installed that the home machines do, and offer quite a bit  of flexibility in configuration (hard disk choices, CPU choices, video choices, etc.). Also, the on-site service options are great, although we don't use it at work; we just get the regular extended warranty and do the replacements in-house.



  • I've had good luck with business class Dell systems.



  • @eviltechie said:

    I've had good luck with business class Dell systems.
     

    I just finished reconfiguring an Inspiron 1720 for a family friend who was getting it for their mother. The home systems are definitely crufty. The hardware seems fine, but Vista's BSOD'd twice already during Windows Update runs (without having installed/removed anything yet), and one optional update utterly refuses to install with no reason given other than "screw you, I ain't going in". Then there was the BSOD upon logging in to the admin account to finalize a couple changes, and a spontaenous reboot after recovering from the BSOD and clicking on the "more details" to find out what caused the BSOD.

    I've never had a problem with Dell hardware itself (love their monitors), but their software setup needs work. If a brand new machine with a completely clean factory install of Windows is BSODing on boot, there's definitely something wrong. 

    'course, I'm just blaming it on the fact that Vista sucks rocky mountain oysters, swallows, and savors the flavor. I'd advised the friend to get XP, but Dell refused to provide it. Guess you have to be a business customer to "upgrade" a system like that. 



  • @MarcB said:

    'course, I'm just blaming it on the fact that Vista sucks rocky mountain oysters, swallows, burps it back up for another chew, and savors the flavor.
     

    There, fixed that for ya.



  • @KattMan said:

    The Real WTF is that you are looking at a new Dell. 

     

     

    I rofl'd 



  • With dell so far i had one problem, they replaced all hardware for me...

    What is a better brand to work with for say... laptops? Desktops I would assemble myself but I don't date approach the laptop world yet :P



  • @Jonathan Holland said:

    @drinkingbird said:

    @clively said:

    if (good == cheapCrap) { return true; }

     

     pfft, amateur. Just return the result of the equality comparison.

    return (good == cheapCrap); 

     

     I'd optimize it further:

    return false;

     

     

    But only

     

    while true; 



  • Broadcom NICs.

    I'll say no more.


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