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11:01 PM
@fahad if it matters, yes
 
user151055
Are you a programmer?
 
I suppose so ;)
 
user151055
lol
 
user151055
I am new to SO chat
 
user151055
and i am really enjoying it
 
11:03 PM
@fahad it's pretty awesome :)
 
it does get more exciting than this sometimes
 
I'm not around here much - I hangaround at Super User :)
 
user151055
I am confused between these linked sites
 
SO == programming questions
 
user151055
stackoverflow for programmers? than what to ask at the new programmers site buit?
 
11:05 PM
SU == desktop questions on applications
 
user151055
they should have a good name i guess
 
user151055
so someone like me can remmeber
 
@fahad that's for subjective questions
 
user151055
I still dont know what stackoverflow means lol
 
Stack Overflow is a website part of the Stack Exchange network featuring questions and answers on a wide range of topics in computer programming. The website features the ability for users to ask and answer questions, and, through membership and active participation, to vote questions and answers up or down and edit questions and answers in a wiki fashion. Users of Stack Overflow can earn reputation points and "badges"; for example, a person is awarded 10 reputation points for receiving an "up" vote on an answer given to a question, and can receive badges for their valued contributi...
 
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11:09 PM
lol i meant the work StackOverflow
 
user151055
word*
 
In software, a stack overflow occurs when too much memory is used on the call stack. The call stack contains a limited amount of memory, often determined at the start of the program. The size of the call stack depends on many factors, including the programming language, machine architecture, multi-threading, and amount of available memory. When too much memory is used on the call stack the stack is said to overflow, typically resulting in a program crash. This class of software bug is usually caused by one of two types of programming errors. Infinite recursion The most common cause of...
 
I actually just explained it on your MSO question :)
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A: There're Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and more -- where should I ask my question?

Michael MrozekDon't the names already do that? A Stack Overflow is an error made while programming; SO is for programming questions Server Fault has "server" right in the name; SF is for server administration questions A Super User is a user with above-average capabilities on a computer; SU is for general co...

 
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@MichaelMrozek thanks
 
user151055
I wanted to ask that if i can ask stupid questions?
 
11:11 PM
What do you mean by "stupid questions"?
 
user151055
like basic networking problems
 
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I am very new in computer engineering so I dont know much
 
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but i am very enthusiastic
 
@fahad as in how to setup a computer network ?
 
user151055
yes
 
11:13 PM
It probably belongs on SU, but it depends on the type of networking question I suppose
 
@fahad that would belong in Super User
 
user151055
i watned to setup a computer network to share the data
 
user151055
serverfault should be my choice?
 
user151055
ok
 
11:13 PM
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A: Setting up network sharing among four computers

robTo get all the computers on the Internet, you will need a router instead of (or in addition to) the network switch, since your cable modem probably only provides a single Internet IP address. What's happening now is you're having a problem with network addressing--since there is no local DHCP se...

 
user151055
I wanted to connect 2 of my Pcs together
 
try Google (or Bing) or even YouTube
 
user151055
I dont have a crossover cable
 
user151055
I have a switch
 
@fahad for a light?
 
11:14 PM
Some of the more common ones are already answered, so search first before asking.
 
duplicates get closed very quickly
 
@PiersMyers heh we have a room setup just to post questions to be closed :)
 
user151055
I want to participate in this site
 
user151055
like a moderator or so
 
user151055
is it possible?
 
11:16 PM
@fahad PC 1 <-> cable <-> switch <-> cable <-> PC2
@fahad don't expect to be a mod soon as you join, don't expect to be a mod by asking.
 
user151055
Its just that im very much interested
 
do you have broadband? If so, would be good to get an ADSL router and use that to control your network. It can allocate IP addresses using DHCP
 
@fahad get involved by answering questions / flagging duplicates / flagging spam
 
user151055
my repo is just about 600
 
user151055
i have a local area connection
 
user151055
11:19 PM
I dont know what it is
 
Well, you'll in theory gain rep over time, and then you'll be able to do more. There's quite a lot you can do without being a ♦ mod
 
user151055
BTW how do you determine wheather it is broadband or dsl or something else?
 
user151055
I just know how to diffrentiate between a modem and a local area connection
 
DSL is broadband, broadband just means high-bandwidth. Whoever set up the internet connection would know
 
user151055
I have a cheap connection lol
 
user151055
11:22 PM
256kbps
 
user151055
what would that be called?
 
I would call that "slow."
 
user151055
lol thats what i call it
 
@JamesMcNellis theoretically that's "broadband" as per our ( Indian) regulatory board
 
user151055
Broadband is the diffrence of max and min frequency on which it can work?
 
11:24 PM
The FCC has a technical definition of "broadband", but I don't remember what it is. I think it's closer to 1mbps
 
user151055
Oh sorry thats bandwidth?
 
user151055
I am really slow in getting concepts
 
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but my aim is to be a perfect programmer
 
user151055
I have been working on C
 
11:29 PM
I'm somewhat confused. Why are people saying that unit testing questions should go to P.SE instead of SO? |:
 
I'm not sure there's such a thing called "perfect programmer"
 
@Sathya, there is. Her name is rchern.
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err....wait... (;
 
@rchern If it were in beta I would say it goes to area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/8494/…
Although there's talk of merging that with programmers, so I guess maybe that's where people got the idea
 
@rchern: Because obviously unit testing is not programming related and is thus off-topic for Stack Overflow.
Oh wait.
 
They're certainly not off-topic on SO
@JamesMcNellis I blinked several times reading that :)
 
11:30 PM
:-)
 
It is the example used in the blog post
 
@rchern ;)
 
user151055
@Sathya there can be something like winning an award at ACM to be a good programmer
 
user151055
that would be morethan enough lol
 
11:31 PM
@fahad ACM ?
 
Seriously though. I don't get it.
 
The Association for Computing Machinery, or ACM, is a learned society for computing. It was founded in 1947 as the world's first scientific and educational computing society. Its membership is more than 92,000 as of 2009. Its headquarters are in New York City. Activities ACM is organized into over 170 local chapters and 35 Special Interest Groups (SIGs), through which it conducts most of its activities. Additionally, there are over 500 college and university chapters. The first student chapter was founded in 1961 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Many of the SIGs, like S...
 
user151055
hmm nice
 
and there's 5600 questions o SO tagged [unit-testing]
 
@Sathya Automated Cash Machine
 
11:32 PM
@rchern Where do people say unit testing questions should go to programmers?
 
user151055
lol no
 
ACM(Disambiguation)
 
@MichaelMrozek i'm just reading the blog post and there've been several questions on meta about it iirc.
iunno
 
user151055
Can we ask hacking questions on the site?
 
user151055
i know its illegal but
 
11:34 PM
I think Jeff said that to annoy Roy Osherove
 
user151055
if you want to be a in a computer security team than you must know that
 
I think it's probably quite tough to get into computer security - or maybe they just employ the ex-hackers
 
user151055
So how to be a ex-hacker lol?
 
user151055
You need to first be a hacker?
 
@fahad one that gets caught
 
user151055
11:39 PM
you can do hacking for good purposes
 
user151055
I wanted to hack my own PC 2 days back
 
@fahad forgot your password eh?
 
@PiersMyers LOL
 
user151055
No i was interested to currupt the windows
 
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so i can try it on my friends computers
 
user151055
11:41 PM
I was about to edit boot.ini
 
@fahad waitasec, that's hacking ?
 
user151055
yes or what?
 
user151055
anything annoying or evil is hacking
 
not really
 
oof
 
11:42 PM
facepalm
 
my brother's laptop won't boot
"a recent driver installation or upgrade may be preventing the system from starting"
i don't wanna deal with this lol
 
user151055
so what will we call what i did?
 
a bad prank
@rchern how come you have to sort your brothers computer out?
@rchern re-format it and install Ubuntu, see if he notices :)
 
user151055
Ubuntu is an OS?
 
yes, it's a flavour of Linux (based on UNIX)
 
11:46 PM
@fahad you're a swell hacker :)
 
user151055
its open source?
 
yes
watch these 20 Hacker movies and you will learn everything you need to know: netforbeginners.about.com/od/hacking101/a/hackermovies.htm
 
No, OS does not stand for Open Source.
 
user151055
Linux is opensource
 
user151055
so should be UBunto
 
user151055
11:48 PM
if its a flavour
 
yes it is
 
it's a distribution @fahad
 
Open Source Operating System
 
user151055
someone told me Windows copies linux
 
user151055
i never installed linux so I dont have an idea
 
11:50 PM
Every OS gets inspired by competing OS's features.
if anything that's good for us.
 
user151055
Which OS do you prefer?
 
Windows 7™ Extreme Edition® R1
 
user151055
I would have installed Linux if i knew how to and if it had all the softwares i run on my windows xp
 
@TomWij lmao
 
user151055
Vista went worst?
 
11:52 PM
Vista's ok, I'm running Vista 64 bit at the moment and it's fine
 
user151055
64 bit means that its word size if 64?
 
yes, as opposed to 32 bit
means you can address much more memory
 
user151055
means its faster?
 
And registers, address buses, or data buses of that size.
Using Windows 7 Professional x64 here.
 
some native 64 bit apps are, but typically there is not much performance gain
the best gain you get is that you can have more than 4GB of RAM
 
11:55 PM
There is a performance gain...
No.
Your Windows itself is 64 bit, any system calls will run 64 bit code.
 
user151055
You can increase the performance if your RAM is large
 
@fahad only upto a limit
 
More than half of your applications are running in 64 bit.
 
user151055
64 bit will be as 32 bit if the RAM is small?
 
No, adding more RAM does not always result in more performance.
 
11:56 PM
what's the point in having terabytes of RAM if the application uses only couple of megs
 
@TomWij less disk paging if you have more RAM
 
@Sathya You can have thousands of those applications in RAM simultaneously
 
user151055
diskpaging==cache?
 
@MichaelMrozek yes, true
 
The only thing that would differ with memory is the ability to use more memory and the code size being larger, but in general you don't need more RAM for 64 bit.
@PiersMyers: I have 4 GB of RAM of which about 1.5 GB is used now, my page file is disabled.
 
user151055
11:58 PM
What is the use of that 64 bit if there is no RAM to accept it?
 
I don't see how taking away 2 GB or adding 4 GB will have a difference in performance.
@fahad: Huh?
 
@TomWij try opening more applications like photoshop for example
 
Still no difference.
 
user151055
If your RAM is too small,what will you gain by 64 bit processor?
 

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