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Re: I visit PM primarily to...

by McDarren (Abbot)
on Oct 13, 2005 at 09:09 UTC ( #499825=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I visit PM primarily to...

The first time I ever came to Perl Monks (only a few months ago) - it was to seek help. And I'm sure that's the way it is for many people. I've quickly learned that Perl Monks is much much more than simply a place to get Perl help.

One thing that I love to do when I have some spare time is to just pick a randomnode and then start following links and see where it takes me. Some amazing gems are hidden in the PM "tombs" just waiting to be found ;)

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Re^2: I visit PM primarily to...
by greenFox (Vicar) on Oct 14, 2005 at 01:33 UTC

    One thing that I love to do when I have some spare time is to just pick a randomnode and then start following links and see where it takes me.

    That would be the "Pretend like I'm working" option :-)

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    Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

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[1nickt]: stevieb I don;t doubt that there's a difference. BestBuy has "consumer" models only on display.
[ambrus]: 1nickt: for some reason, these days they call every computer "gaming", even ones that gamers wouldn't buy. I've bought a keyboard that was labelled "gamer", despite that it has hard springs and seems to be way better for typing than for gaming;
[1nickt]: I though the gamers like that because they bash the keys so hard.
[ambrus]: and I've seen motherboards with no fast expansion ports for a video card but built-in hardware RAID advertized as "gaming".
LanX has a shaming laptop
[ambrus]: 1nickt: my impression is that the gamers like the softer springs, because fast reaction time is more important to them then feedback from keypresses to recognize typos.
[1nickt]: Ah, I see. I did read some gamer mag reviews, and yes, they lamented the fact that laptops with no discrete video card are sold as "gaming" hardware.
[1nickt]: But, they do have red keyboard backlighting! And gargoyles on the front, or words like "Maxxx" here and there. They know their demographic!
[1nickt]: True gamers don;t buy Dells, HPs, or Lenovos, I think ;-)
[ambrus]: The keyboard I bought doesn't have backlighting. I specifically had to select for that, because so many keyboards these days have lights. Why would I want lights in the keyboard? I want lights in the room, such as on the ceiling, not in the keyboard.

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