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Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:29 am
by theinonen
Text can be written in any text editor, but for formatting the document and applying styles I would always use actual word processing or DTP application.

Generally is better to use software designed for normal people and forget everything else, as life is too short for masochist editors needing 11 fingers, 13 toes or something.

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:54 am
by guardian452
For what we do I would probably be better off using matlab, but I like excel. Usually, if I feed it too many numbers I can walk away for a couple minutes and come back and it will be done. This is pretty rare and it normally returns a result in a couple seconds. The same cannot be said for google sheets or apple numbers. :shock:

Not sure how to process, calculate, plot, etc, a couple hundred thousand data points with a text editor.

Also, matlab is couple thousand $$$. Office is $7/month.

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:05 am
by commodorejohn
Y888099 wrote:What about Excel? PowerPoint? Access? Can you do that? If so, how?

That's the other 5%.

(Though I would bet money that somebody has written an Emacs extension to turn it into a spreadsheet. But the problem with that is you'd have to use Emacs.)

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:30 am
by guardian452
My "text editor" is a pen and notebook. I prefer unlined sketchbooks.

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:50 am
by commodorejohn
And lo, several someones have written Emacs extensions to turn it into a spreadsheet...every time I make a joke about Emacs, I go and look it up afterward and find out that it's actually the case.

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:11 am
by guardian452
commodorejohn wrote:And lo, several someones have written Emacs extensions to turn it into a spreadsheet...every time I make a joke about Emacs, I go and look it up afterward and find out that it's actually the case.

I thought you were being serious, I certainly wasn't going to take that bet.

But there is one called Dismal :lol:

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:50 am
by robespierre
guardian452 wrote:Dismal :lol:

Does it have special support for econometrics?

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:31 am
by guardian452
hamei wrote:hey Dipshit ! Did you know that in a year you've hassled more people than the entire group of moderators put together in the entire existence of nekochan ? Don't you have anything to do over there at Mintru ? Meanwhile contributing not one thing to Irix, to nekochan, to the planet as a whole ?
I dunno man, I often times feel the same way. I don't even *use* irix anymore... :(

This is sad because you make a valid point. But who is going to be using a modern "non-x86" computer (ipad, chromebook, etc) without google and/or "The Cloud"??

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:15 am
by commodorejohn
guardian452 wrote:But who is going to be using a modern "non-x86" computer (ipad, chromebook, etc) without google and/or "The Cloud"??

I would. That is, of course, assuming that one existed that I'd use (i.e. wasn't a fershlugginer iPad or Chromebook, and had a proper goddamn trackpad with buttons and a decent non-chiclet keyboard.) "The Cloud" can get fucked.

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:52 pm
by ClassicHasClass
I am (currently on my 1GHz iMac G4).

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:10 pm
by Raion-Fox
iMac g4? How long does that take to load a JS heavy page?

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:09 am
by commodorejohn
The secret is to murder Javascript with the cleansing fire of NoScript. Problem: sol-ved.

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:30 pm
by ClassicHasClass
It's not fast, but there's a JIT and it works. Bluhell Firewall (or uBlock Origin) gets rid of most of the crap.

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:33 pm
by guardian452
But it's an uphill sell to be calling a g4 'modern'.

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 6:14 pm
by ClassicHasClass
No doubt, but it's still practical, if you're patient. I suppose you could do something similar with a big POWER system. This assumes we're not talking about ARM Chromebooks.