>self proclaimed 'nerd' female friend buys new laptop
>one of those Dell latitudes for college, looks pretty great
>doesn't know what CPU it has
>doesn't know how much RAM it has
>doesn't know what HDD it has
>doesn't know the screen resolution even
>laughs about it, she just bought what the guy at best buy recommended her
Now I'm not saying people are supposed to know x86 assembly, or even programming at all but why is it so socially acceptable to be so ignorant about tech? Would it hurt if people just googled whatever they don't know instead of being proud of that they don't know?
>average person has average knowledge about technology
>Why is it so socially acceptable for average people to know less about technology than me?
Because they are average? /g/ IS the technology board. Just by coming here, you already demonstrate how much more interested in technology you are, when compared to the average person.
Compare /g/'s traffic to /v/.
Or even /sp/!
Riddle me this, OP: Why is it so socially acceptable to be an ignorant fuck on the internet who complains about friends behind their back and calls them ignorant at the same time?
Wow, just wow. You didn't even get THAT right.
>Would it hurt if people just googled whatever they don't know
That wouldn't help at all. You need to understand what's written there and that needs a bit of technical aptitude plus somewhat reasonable intelligence. If you're not intelligent enough to pick it naturally and/or not naturally inclined towards it then you won't know it. Otherwise she would already know all those parameters.
This shouldn't upset you, this is how the universe works. Deal with it or die like the rest.
>Now I'm not saying people are supposed to know x86 assembly
And you shouldn't be. Unless you are writing a compiler or some shit, just learn a real fucking language. Nobody is smarter than a compiler.
You don't sound very much like a friend to me.
To be honest, it just sounds like you're mad that you're too socially inept to talk about anything with her besides computers, and you are venting your frustration that she just didn't care. You aren't going to impress women with your consumer tech "knowledge" and unwarranted sense of self-importance.
>being "just friends" with a female
>getting this cucked
Stop wasting your time being a creepy beta male orbiter with this slut. It's obvious she sucked the best buy guy's cock and he gave her the special whore discount. Pic related, it's you
none of these things matter though.
RAM limits are not important unless you are close to using the limit of that.
CPU model is irrelevant although it is nice to know the clock speed and the number of threads.
HDD space is important when you reach the limits, most normal people reach the limit unless they stream everything.
Being proud about not knowing stuff is weird though.
But I can see a situation where these things are not important.
Even if you make applications, knowing about the system is often irrelevant unless you are making embedded systems.
Thanks for repeating what I said before anon, you put it in a more user-friendly readable way.
I feel content with OP's stupid behaviour in that he gets nothing more than hate acting the way he does and being dumb enough to post it on 4chan. In the real-world he'd just been another "ignore that dumbshit" in the eyes of others, but he'll never know as he was going to be ignored. Here he gets told what a sore fucking loser cuntass bitch motherfucker mongoloid he is when acting like this, so in some way we educated and raise ppl better than most of the real-world situations ever could.
I'm actually somewhat proud of this cesspool here right now, what better way to part and never come visit again. Bye anons have a great time and see you in real-life when you're ready for it.
>>self proclaimed 'neckbeard' goes for checkup
>>one of those fat smelly NEETs not even in college, looks pretty disgusting
>>doesn't know he's unhealthy
>>doesn't know how much fat he has
>>doesn't know what sugar s are
>>doesn't know the bmi even
>>laughs about it, he just ate what the guy at McDonald's recommended him
>Now I'm not saying people are supposed to know brain surgery, or even cpr at all but why is it so socially acceptable to be so ignorant about health? Would it hurt if people just googled whatever they don't know instead of being proud of that they don't know?
>Being a white knight faggot on this level
>Any point in space and time
I guess this is what we've come to as a society... A time when being a complete idiot and not doing any kind of thinking is not only considered acceptable, but also defended by people whenever it's questioned. A time when writing "#ResistCapitalism" on the back of your iPhone and taking a selfie of yourself in a mirror is considered the standard anti-establishment thing to do.
>obnoxious "nerd" guy comes up to me and wants to talk about his latest build that he has planned
>asks me about the specs of my laptop
>he literally does this every week
>I don't fucking know what CPU I have in there because I bought it 2 years ago and haven't needed to know since
suck my dick, I'm not memorizing shit I don't need to know to up my "nerd cred" or whateverthefuck
Holy shit having basic info about your daily use machine isn't that fucking hard. It's not 'nerd cred' either as you put it, it's just simple info that you can be expected to have if you own a machine.
And if remembering your CPU name requires "memorization", someone obviously is suffering from Alzheimers
This is like the first time that I have even bothered to look it up after making my decision to purchase this laptop. Why the fuck would I still have to have that present in my mind?
>but why is it so socially acceptable to be so ignorant about tech?
But you're ignorant too anon.
Do you think you could tell the specs of a laptop, apart from screen, by just using it?
Cause that/s what she does, she just uses it.
>Go out and buy a piece of tech where the specs can have a significant impact on the experience of using said piece of tech
>Can't be bothered to do any kind of research on the subject ether before purchase or after purchase
>Just buy what the clerk suggests and pay what he asks for
Good grief at the close to half dozen white knight faggots in this thread defending her. Picture related is really all I can respond to this faggotry.
Honestly though, I live in a shit-world country and I want to get a $300 ThinkPad that would be able to run an Android emulator for Development, Blender and some games.
Which one should I get, and how?
forgive poor English
>discussing laptop components with a guy in university (Engineering)
>"so anon I want to buy more ram for my pc since WM eats so much"
>"I see, how much do you have already?"
>"assuming you have ddr3 just get another 4 gig module, they are very cheap on ebay"
>he search a little on ebay with his phone
>"It's this good anon?"
>low profile DIMM module for desktops
>"you don't really know how to do this right?, just install speccy and search for you motherboard code, you will find on google how much ram it can handle, then write down your ram spec and search the same, if with similar frequencies it will be good as well they auto adjust"
>"anon I found some, but they are all with half the frequencies"
>"Double Data Rate, you double that value"
>"Ordered this, (4 gb)"
>"good, next week you will tell me if your system does better"
>"not good anon, I had to mail it back"
>"when I went to install then, I discovered my motherboard had only one ram slot"
At least he learned something meaningful.
And to be honest, these things aren't exactly common knowledge, you shouldn't expect even those who are above average to know these kinds of things.
I'm sick of seeing threads like this on /g/
WHY THE FUCK DO YOU CARE?
Let her buy whatever laptop she wants. Do you think if you convince her to buy a second-hand THinkPad from eBay and install Arch Linux fot her, she'll be so greatful that she'll suck your dick?
>somebody buys an iMac
>I suppress the urge to rip his guts out and scream about how big of a ripoff those things are
>"hehe, yes it's a pretty machine indeed"
And that's how I'm no longer a social outcast.
Do you know what the gear ratios are, or what sized oil filter your car uses?
Do you know what model compressor your fridge has?
What about the wire gauge used in the different divisions of your home?
The pitch of the screws used in your sofa?
Do you even know what kind of ram your phone uses?
You see, it is impossible for people to know everything.
So 99% of the world concentrate on information that will make a difference to them, in the way they are living their lives.
The other 1% just shitpost.
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>Comparing dell to thinkpad
You get a dell and then the mobo and hard drive fail within 2 years, even if you are careful with it.
There's a reason colleges with leased computers as part of tuition use dell. The parts are garbage and they make up for it with economies of scale.
>While reading a website called 4chan/b/ someone posted this code snippet
>rm -rf /
You know they are many types of nerds, right?
>Tabletop games nerds
If she's not a tech nerd, welp. I'll be here to read when you post from your chinkpad all those >tfw no gf threads.
>Average industry "expert" opinion
I am not claiming to be an expert on anything, you must have some strong legs from jumping to all these conclusions.
Mine is just the opinion of people who want to write software that's maintainable, readable, portable, and writable in a practical timespan. Assembly code is precisely none of these things.
>"oh, I want this software to run natively on <architecture> now?"
>C: install a toolchain perhaps, run a slightly different compile command
>ASM: rewrite the entire fucking thing, from scratch, in a completely different language to boot
If anything, it's people who needlessly write software entirely in assembly who are arrogant. They're the ones who think they're smarter than a compiler, don't care about people who want to use their software on a different architecture, and don't care about people who want to read or contribute to the code.
Mind you, I don't take issue with writing something in C, compiling it, then applying your own optimizations if you see a serious need and portability to other architectures isn't important.
>Assembly is usually very useful in embedded systems as well.
I'm very much aware, but x86 assembly? Not really. Learn ARM or something that's actually practical to write. Just look at this bullshit:
If you're unfortunate enough to find yourself writing embedded x86 code, save yourself the hassle and just write it in C.
>everything is shit because I used a walmart vomit box
my Precision T7400 is on its 8th year of service
my Precision 450 is on its 12th year of servce
my Dimension XPS/P133c is on its 21st year of service
the low end of anything is going to be shit, the high end of anything is probably going to be good
>Mine is just the opinion of people who want to write software that's maintainable, readable, portable, and writable in a practical timespan. Assembly code is precisely none of these things.
The main point of assembly is not to write code in it . It's useful to know so you know what kind of abstractions exist at that level and what your program will compile to. So you will know when something is probably very badly optimized. You can do profiling better by understanding what is going on.
Partially related, it always irked me how content creators (streamers, reviewers, etc) who aren't making shit tons of money but enough to live know barely anything about tech.
I mean, sometimes you get one who actually built their own computer. They seem alright. But for all the editing and equipment used to produce a professional show, and it be a one-man operation, you would think they would learn SOMETHING about how this stuff works.