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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: April 8th, 2018, 12:14 pm
by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F
Meanwhile we leave during first block for states

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: April 8th, 2018, 1:14 pm
by Alex-RCHS
Can anyone recommend a good laptop for college students?

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: April 8th, 2018, 1:22 pm
by Name
pb5754[] wrote:
Name wrote:
TheChiScientist wrote:Lol :lol: Cuz I had to get up and leave at 10 AM to get there. I need my sleep

10? We usually leave around 7ish though occasionally we leave alot later but like never later then 8something

That's nothing. You have to leave at 4:30 lol.

Well for any semi distant competition we always get there a day early so we've never had to leave at 4:30. Once though we considered leaving at midnight cause they cancelled the original time due to snow, but then they ended up completely cancelling the trip.

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: April 8th, 2018, 5:45 pm
by dxu46
Welp, even more people know my name now because of *ahem* someone on IRC *ahem* *ahem* matematika *ahem*

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: April 8th, 2018, 5:50 pm
by TheChiScientist
#IdentityExposed :o ^
#SchoolRemainsUnknown :D

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: April 8th, 2018, 6:15 pm
by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F
Can't believe raw scores are out for the PA regionals :O

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: April 8th, 2018, 6:17 pm
by Magikarpmaster629
Alex-RCHS wrote:Can anyone recommend a good laptop for college students?

I have Lenovo Yoga, really like it but was really expensive. A 15.6" as is pretty standard is quite large on a desk (although often you don't need to bring it to class even though basically everyone does), but since 13" is really small the 14" Lenovo is a good balance. I've also heard good things about Dell XPS 13. I think the specific laptop doesn't really matter unless you're going to be taking a lot of compsci classes, then you'll need a fast computer for your homework (my compsci friends always asking others to borrow computers), but besides that probably durability is most important.

EDIT: Realize this post might look really incoherent so I can answer more questions if you have any. Also on an unrelated note I just switched from Chrome to Firefox and like....why didn't I do this earlier it's so much better....

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: April 8th, 2018, 6:31 pm
by Alex-RCHS
Magikarpmaster629 wrote:
Alex-RCHS wrote:Can anyone recommend a good laptop for college students?

I have Lenovo Yoga, really like it but was really expensive. A 15.6" as is pretty standard is quite large on a desk (although often you don't need to bring it to class even though basically everyone does), but since 13" is really small the 14" Lenovo is a good balance. I've also heard good things about Dell XPS 13. I think the specific laptop doesn't really matter unless you're going to be taking a lot of compsci classes, then you'll need a fast computer for your homework (my compsci friends always asking others to borrow computers), but besides that probably durability is most important.

EDIT: Realize this post might look really incoherent so I can answer more questions if you have any. Also on an unrelated note I just switched from Chrome to Firefox and like....why didn't I do this earlier it's so much better....

The post makes sense, thank you! I’ve also heard good things about the XPS13 so I’m leaning toward that. I’m trying to keep costs down and the Lenovo yoga actually doesn’t look too expensive at all. I’ll look into that more.

I’ve never heard anyone say another browser was better than chrome... hmm...

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: April 8th, 2018, 7:55 pm
by AlphaTauri
Alex-RCHS wrote:Can anyone recommend a good laptop for college students?

Honestly, it depends a lot on what you want in a laptop -- power, battery life, ease of carrying around all day, etc...

Based on my personal experience:

  • Definitely check out if there are any sales. I bought my college laptop (Lenovo Y series... don't remember the exact model) on a pretty steep sale for ~40% off.
  • Definitely consider buying a warranty, especially if it covers accidents. Said laptop died about 2 years in, but it was still under warranty, so they eventually sent me a new (better) one...

As for specific brands/laptops:

  • Apple is... Apple. Portable and good battery life, but also expensive, and you can get an equally powerful PC for much cheaper.
  • I've also heard good things about the XPS.
  • Several friends (and myself) have Lenovos, because our laptops are pulling double duty as gaming computers, and it's hard to find a decently-priced laptop with a good processor and dedicated graphics card.
  • Also have a couple friends with a Windows Surface. They seem satisfied, but I'd personally hate it because I don't like touchscreens.
  • PCs in general don't get along well with coding that requires a *nix OS, but you could just install a Linux partition, or use workarounds.

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: April 9th, 2018, 4:30 am
by Unome
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:Can't believe raw scores are out for the PA regionals :O

Link pls?

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: April 9th, 2018, 4:43 am
by Anomaly
Unome wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:Can't believe raw scores are out for the PA regionals :O

Link pls?

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hSx1n ... k6AGjHYwt5
I've been staring at these for the past 3 hours and comparing our team's scores to all the other teams'. Woooo I had the highest fast facts score in the state (and third highest in road scholar wooo).

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: April 9th, 2018, 9:16 am
by pikachu4919
Alex-RCHS wrote:
Magikarpmaster629 wrote:
Alex-RCHS wrote:Can anyone recommend a good laptop for college students?

I have Lenovo Yoga, really like it but was really expensive. A 15.6" as is pretty standard is quite large on a desk (although often you don't need to bring it to class even though basically everyone does), but since 13" is really small the 14" Lenovo is a good balance. I've also heard good things about Dell XPS 13. I think the specific laptop doesn't really matter unless you're going to be taking a lot of compsci classes, then you'll need a fast computer for your homework (my compsci friends always asking others to borrow computers), but besides that probably durability is most important.

EDIT: Realize this post might look really incoherent so I can answer more questions if you have any. Also on an unrelated note I just switched from Chrome to Firefox and like....why didn't I do this earlier it's so much better....

The post makes sense, thank you! I’ve also heard good things about the XPS13 so I’m leaning toward that. I’m trying to keep costs down and the Lenovo yoga actually doesn’t look too expensive at all. I’ll look into that more.

I’ve never heard anyone say another browser was better than chrome... hmm...


I'd also add that unless you're trying to go for a laptop that may double as a gaming laptop, it may also depend on your major. Some majors might require more processing power or software compatibility, while other majors may require better graphics capabilities. For example, here are recommendation guidelines for Purdue's engineering school and polytechnic institute: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECN/Supp ... opsuggesti

This may also give ideas for approximate price point vs cost: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/undergra ... mendations

Personally, I use a MacBook Pro 13" with Retina Display bc it's portable, it has a good battery life, and I still use it for some graphic design in addition to it being really good with all the software I use for engineering, but it's also expensive so whatever floats your boat. I would not recommend the old MacBook Pro 13" (the one with the CD slot) bc I used to use one and it broke a lot)

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: April 9th, 2018, 9:23 am
by Anomaly
Alex-RCHS wrote:
Magikarpmaster629 wrote:
Alex-RCHS wrote:Can anyone recommend a good laptop for college students?

I have Lenovo Yoga, really like it but was really expensive. A 15.6" as is pretty standard is quite large on a desk (although often you don't need to bring it to class even though basically everyone does), but since 13" is really small the 14" Lenovo is a good balance. I've also heard good things about Dell XPS 13. I think the specific laptop doesn't really matter unless you're going to be taking a lot of compsci classes, then you'll need a fast computer for your homework (my compsci friends always asking others to borrow computers), but besides that probably durability is most important.

EDIT: Realize this post might look really incoherent so I can answer more questions if you have any. Also on an unrelated note I just switched from Chrome to Firefox and like....why didn't I do this earlier it's so much better....

The post makes sense, thank you! I’ve also heard good things about the XPS13 so I’m leaning toward that. I’m trying to keep costs down and the Lenovo yoga actually doesn’t look too expensive at all. I’ll look into that more.

I’ve never heard anyone say another browser was better than chrome... hmm...

Guys what are you talking about. Microsoft Edge is obviously the superior choice :P

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: April 9th, 2018, 11:32 am
by Tailsfan101
Anomaly wrote:
Alex-RCHS wrote:
Magikarpmaster629 wrote:I have Lenovo Yoga, really like it but was really expensive. A 15.6" as is pretty standard is quite large on a desk (although often you don't need to bring it to class even though basically everyone does), but since 13" is really small the 14" Lenovo is a good balance. I've also heard good things about Dell XPS 13. I think the specific laptop doesn't really matter unless you're going to be taking a lot of compsci classes, then you'll need a fast computer for your homework (my compsci friends always asking others to borrow computers), but besides that probably durability is most important.

EDIT: Realize this post might look really incoherent so I can answer more questions if you have any. Also on an unrelated note I just switched from Chrome to Firefox and like....why didn't I do this earlier it's so much better....

The post makes sense, thank you! I’ve also heard good things about the XPS13 so I’m leaning toward that. I’m trying to keep costs down and the Lenovo yoga actually doesn’t look too expensive at all. I’ll look into that more.

I’ve never heard anyone say another browser was better than chrome... hmm...

Guys what are you talking about. Microsoft Edge is obviously the superior choice :P

Sarcasm, Anomaly? Opera is, without a doubt, the best browser.

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Posted: April 9th, 2018, 11:56 am
by Alex-RCHS
Tailsfan101 wrote:
Anomaly wrote:
Alex-RCHS wrote:The post makes sense, thank you! I’ve also heard good things about the XPS13 so I’m leaning toward that. I’m trying to keep costs down and the Lenovo yoga actually doesn’t look too expensive at all. I’ll look into that more.

I’ve never heard anyone say another browser was better than chrome... hmm...

Guys what are you talking about. Microsoft Edge is obviously the superior choice :P

Sarcasm, Anomaly? Opera is, without a doubt, the best browser.

I personally feel that Internet Explor