This is a discussion on I need a laptop before Fall this year. within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally Posted by citizen People aren't necessarily using as many shopping heuristics as you may like unfortunately. Let's put it ...
The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.
Originally Posted by brewbuck:
Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.
5 years? Well at least we both by durable goods. My Compaq laptop died after about eight years. I suppose it could still work if I replaced some parts, but I originally purchased it in 1999.