If you need to find something out, having to wait or randomly click through a video is extremely frustrating.
At the very least, give us a frigging transcript.
And imagine even a more aggressive "video summarizer" generating articles from videos with interspersed screenshots or brief video segments where they matter for the understanding...
It does have formal docs, but I didn't fully understand the program after reading them. I didn't enjoy sitting through branchless's videos or clicking around for the right point in time.
Edit: well, not (lossily) compressed in the case of a gif but not as nice as text properly rendered for your display.
vlc seems to do this (Android version).
I'll grant that the usual methods of interacting with GIFs don't do this, and am not arguing that they do. But if you really want a specific functionality, you can look for a tool which might provide that.
What issues did they have?
PyCharm in particular has had a "remote interpreter" feature for a while which works quite well. The text is edited locally but the interpreter and libraries are installed on the remote end. It then brings back whatever it needs for code analysis, so performance when editing is the same as local dev.
The story isn't so great for other languages, though.
The ability to run extensions remotely is really nice. Sometimes I like to develop in my personal environment and running extensions remotely keeps my extensions' NPM dependencies sandboxed from my personal environment.
I might be a little paranoid.
This was the pain point. My local machine didn't have source code locally.
Maybe I was too lazy, but syncing code on both local machine and remote machine was painful.
According to your link (and to what I've seen at work) that's not entirlely correct. One of the differences they give:
> Built to run from 16/7 to 24/7 hours per day, have better cooling for longer runtimes
I bet this alone increases the price but quite a hefty amount.
I'm not the GP, but if they're anything like me, they just want the "dumb" part, not the "runs 24/7/365 at blindingly high levels of brightness".
I'm one of those people, and I'm not even a Windows user. What I like about them is that on crappy low resolution displays they are sharp. This seems less the case with Win10 though.
Yes, I know about the whole font shape debate in Windows vs Mac rendering. And I don't care one bit.
When I'm using the computer as a tool to read text all day, I want sharpness above all else. I don't care if the letters aren't exactly as their designer wanted them to be.
Macs? Sorry; Apple says one size fits all these days, and you will likely have to shell out money to get it looking 'right' on an external display (i.e. higher dpi). Normally, this means just embracing the full Apple ecosystem of peripherals, which is only complicated further given Apple appears to have stopped producing external displays years ago.
You can use any 4k screen with a Mac, and it will work well. Before I switched to Linux full-time, I used to use a 24", 4K Dell on my MBP, and it was glorious. The screen wasn't even all that expensive, around €300 3 years ago, if memory serves.
The issue is that you cannot obtain rendering on a low resolution grid that is both sharp and close to the shape on print . As such, given this constraint, I prefer sharpness rather than fidelity.
In my personal case, I actually use Linux on a high dpi display, so I can get both.
But when I have to use a low resolution screen, like at work, I would actually prefer a font that is designed with these constraints in mind, such that it looks both good and sharp. For this I like bitmap fonts, but they seem to be few and far between these days. Overly fancy fonts need to be beat into shape with hinting, but then the flow looks all broken. Or else, they're a blurry mess.
Terminus works great for my monospaced needs and Calibri (from Windows) seems to have bitmaps for low size fonts that look fairly pleasant.
 I'm talking mostly of small-sized text, like for interface widgets. For larger font sizes, it seems easier to get a decent result even with fancier fonts.
That's very likely. I have an NH-D14 with only the center 140 mm fan installed on an i7-3930k overclocked to 4.3 GHz, and it barely ramps up the fan. The loudest fan in my computer is the PSU (an old 600 or 650 W Seasonic). It runs in a "silence-oriented" Define R3 case with closed door.
Intel announces 135 W TDP for that CPU. Under load, OCCT says 160 W.
In my case, the CPU has 40 PCIe lanes, and all PCIe 16x slots on the motherboard are electrically 16x.
 For example, the i5-8500 only has 16 lanes total: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/fr/fr/ark/products/129939/...
On the desktop I don't have the big "play shuffled" button at all. I only see it on the iphone for playlists. I've checked a few albums, and they had the regular play button.
As a French user of Amazon, I've always watched these topics with a bit of concern, but never had myself any issues. I figured their practices might be different for whatever reason in the EU as compared to the US / Canada. Even deliveries fulfilled by Amazon have been great experiences, with the people coming to my door (I live in an apartment building with a concierge not accepting packages).
What kind of a concierge is this? How do you not get into fights over this?
Apparently they only take care of the building. "Public hours" are very restrained, so basically the delivery guy has next to no chance of finding it open.
> How do you not get into fights over this?
I rent, so I can't really complain about it effectively. But I was surprised to find this was the case, since I was looking for a building with a concierge for this exact reason, and it's the first time I've seen this. Guess I'll know for the next time...
I rent too, I’d just print out some flyers about the subject and drop them in all the neighbours mailboxes. This kind of stuff is just petty.
The top panel being metal is also nicer in my opinion than the weird sticky thing on the XPS.
The company I work for uses those, and they don't seem to have any issues with them.
You don't have to only press the key to the actuation point, you have to press it at least to it. You can then stop anywhere between that point and the bottom, which is easier to do with long travel keys.
In my experience this works best with lighter keys (requiring less force). I found this out when messing around with a cheaper mechanical keyboard by realising that I had just stopped pressing the keys all the way. I wasn't even looking to "type better" or whatever, I was just curious about all the mech hype and was trying one out.
Getting back to membrane keyboards, in my case a 2013 MBP, was actually painful because the keys actually require more force to move past the rest position, but they then become very soft, so all the force becomes speed which then stops all of a sudden when I hit the bottom. To me, it's practically impossible to not bottom out the MBP keyboard because of the short travel. Also, since I got used to pressing the keys with too little force, I find I actually miss a lot of the keys, which had never happened before.
 Drevo Gramr with Outemu Brown switches