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He says that higher DPI is BETTER, not worse, he says that lower DPI causes "cursor wobble"

I guess i understand now why you're not saying his name and not linking his videos here.
post #12 of 69
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Originally Posted by M1st View Post

I guess i understand now why you're not saying his name and not linking his videos here.

"Heh. they are just jelly of my youtube view count"
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"Heh. they are just jelly of my youtube view count"

I like the guy's content, don't get me wrong, but every time he says "cursor wobble" I get triggered.
    
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I watched only 2 of his videos and my cringe processor committed suicide. Now I cannot cringe. Ever. I'll send you a bill for a new one, "famous" yoo-toober.
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RMA. RMA is a noun, the initialization of Return Material Authorization, and is NOT a verb. I worked thirty years in warehousing with frequent extended stints in shipping and receiving. At no time during that thirty years did we ever refer to a return as an RMA. Whenever an item was returned to a vendor or manufacturer for whatever reason, it was called a "return". An RMA was the authorization to return the item, not the process of returning the item, and could be a document that was included inside the package or outside the package in a packing list envelope, a number that was marked on the outside of the package, or both (I always included all documentation inside the package, whether it was required or not, in case any external documentation got obliterated during shipping). The purpose of an RMA is to alert the receiver at the vendor or manufacture why the item was being returned, who returned the item, and what was supposed to be done with the returned item.

For some odd reason (actually, I know why; I just don't want to insult anyone), the computer component industry has been allowing the improper use of the term RMA.

And yes, I know this rant isn't going to change anything but you did ask.
     
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post #16 of 69
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I watched only 2 of his videos and my cringe processor committed suicide. Now I cannot cringe. Ever. I'll send you a bill for a new one, "famous" yoo-toober.

Still the best one ever...
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For some odd reason (actually, I know why; I just don't want to insult anyone), the computer component industry has been allowing the improper use of the term RMA.

If I have my counting down correctly, "return" is at least double the number of characters as "RMA". That alone would explain the use.
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For some odd reason (actually, I know why; I just don't want to insult anyone), the computer component industry has been allowing the improper use of the term RMA.

If I have my counting down correctly, "return" is at least double the number of characters as "RMA". That alone would explain the use.

That's like calling an elephant a horse because horse has half the number of characters. If you have that much trouble typing three more characters, you need to apply for disability.
     
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When people say "my hard drive" when what the mean is "my computer". A small piece of me dies every time it happens and at this point it's not worth the time or energy to correct them.
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"polling rate" < usually what is meant is report rate, which can be lower than the actual polling rate
"polling stability" < usb polling is always stable to nanoseconds. the operating system adds jitter to the timing of the reported data
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