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Why is it that most CompSci PhDs don't have 3 monitors, a 40% keyboard with Miami caps, Arch Linux with riced tiling window manager, a windows case with LEDs inside and an Anime wallpaper?

>> No.70640276

They’re not men of taste

>> No.70640286

They hide them for the Official Pictures

>> No.70640310

>>70640263
3 monitors is the only thing actually useful. riced wm's are only good for a hobby. 40% keyboards are an easy way to show you were adopted. and a computer case with a window is gay, real men go for a closed case with sound dampening

>> No.70640339

Multiple monitors is the most useful when you have a visual output. If you just have data processing algos then it isn't going to help much.

>> No.70640414

I couldn't even use a 40%. I use 10 key so much in excel it hurts.

>> No.70640418

because theyre dumb shits that couldnt be assed to do real science

>> No.70640426

>>70640263
I wish I was smart like this guy. I fail at even learning python. Rate my mental retardation /g/

>> No.70640429

>>70640418
Of course, they can't do real science because they have CompSci degrees.

>> No.70640434

multi monitors are for business work or for casual use, in academic settings one monitor is enough
also I've personally downsized my own monitor use, I have 3 monitors available but only use one. too often my extra monitor is just sitting doing nothing and getting burned in

>> No.70640459

>>70640434
honestly thats the same with me, I will occasionally use my second monitor for a forum or irc but other than that it doesn't see much use

>> No.70640493

>>70640263
If you look into the background you see that most people have dual monitors. This guy just opted for one big one. A 30 inch monitor in 2006 would have been pretty pricey.

>> No.70640507

They're too busy getting actual work done.

>> No.70640533

I use a 4k 27-inch Ultrawide as my main monitor for spreadsheets and a 27-inch 4k for email and database display. I am not sure what I would do with a third monitor. Maybe I could find some sort of fish tank simulator to run on it for atmosphere.

>> No.70640552

>>70640493
I bought the apple 30' monitor at 2560x1600 in 2004 or 2005 and people would go crazy at the thing, msrp was like 3 grand. I remember people could hardly believe how good it was at the time, such good colors and resolution. everybody I knew had shitty 17 inch crts and I had this fucking perfect display that still looks decent by todays standards.
back when apple made good hardware. then came the glossy screens and cutting costs to increase margins. fucking company sucks. I always hated osx though, never touched that shit.

>> No.70640568

>>70640263

None of that shit helps write good code.

>> No.70640606

>>70640263
>PhDs

Any PhD is a complete retard when it comes to actual application of anything from their field. They are 100% hot air.

>> No.70640657

>>70640552
All about the Ultrasharp 8ks now. I work at Paycom and our UIX department just got them and I am so jealous.

>> No.70640674

>>70640606
They get the big bux though.

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>>70640339
>If you just have data processing algos then it isn't going to help much.
I don't know.
>do data processing on left screen
>watch boobie animu on right screen
sounds good to me

>> No.70640728

>>70640674
nah phds rarely convert to overall more pay. you're better off with a masters/mba and more years of experience.

>> No.70640771

>>70640263
>40% keyboard
these are much worse than standard keyboards

>> No.70640783

>>70640533
>I could find some sort of fish tank simulator
or you can buy a fish tank

>> No.70640792

>>70640728
They do at hedge funds. They only hire researchers for the big bux positions.

>> No.70640797

>>70640728
Not true at all. I work at Paycom and they have brought a few fresh PHDs on that are making more than the team leads with over a decade of experience. It is fairly standard at larger companies for a PHD to = executive levels of pay.

>> No.70640799

>>70640263
The software dev at my engineering job uses 3 monitors and hes peak Boomer. He uses C to write code for logic boards for car stereo amplifiers.

>> No.70640815

>>70640606
t. doesn't know any PhDs

>> No.70640817

>>70640310
Men go for the cheapest solid black case they can find

>> No.70640821

>>70640263
That monitor is probably 2560x1200, the biggest res available before 4K came along. Also, academics or domain experts tend to work in one thing at a time and a single monitor is fine for that. When I'm at work, I'm managing 4 servers, I'm building the company's website, I'm answering email, working on 2 different desktop applications with different stacks, I'm researching 3 different topics and I'm also managing the finances for my department.

>> No.70640826

>>70640426
Self fulfilling prophecy. That being said, not all men are born equal.

>> No.70640903
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>>70640821
>That monitor is probably 2560x1200
2560x1600
>the biggest res available before 4K came along.
IBM T220 had 3840×2400 pixels

>> No.70640909

>>70640686
baist

>> No.70640930

>>70640263
Because they have actual work to do.

>> No.70640933

>>70640792
absolutely not. that is far from true. there are a lot of phds at hedge funds but the top earners by far are people who have been at it for a while and who have a lot of success. traders get hired out of undergrad.

>> No.70640971

I use 2 monitors at most. I just use the 2nd monitor to boot up IASIP and do stuff with the main one.

>> No.70640983

>>70640903
>>That monitor is probably 2560x1200
>2560x1600
Typo
>>the biggest res available before 4K came along.
>IBM T220 had 3840×2400 pixels
Bigger radiology and medical visualization monitors have existed since ever but they're niche products. The IBM was a extremely niche product too.

>> No.70641139

>>70640903
I got one of these for free, but unfortunately it's nearly impossible to get them working with a modern PC. Due to the limited throughput it also had a very shit refresh rate and response time.

>> No.70641164

>>70641139
>muh refresh rate
>implying humans can type 60 characters per second

>> No.70641218

>>70640821
It's not, it's 1920x1200, I use the same one at work.

>> No.70641334

One large monitor is all I need for work. Senior dev here with 15 years in industry.

>> No.70641429

>>70640263
Imagine how much time you spent to get that setup. Now imagine people with actual careers doing that. I ain't got time to mess with linux setups and other bullshit. Also the ratio of coding I do vs paper reading and writing is pretty small.

>> No.70641563

>>70640933
Enjoy getting canned if you make a mistake lol.

>> No.70641759

>>70641429
this
grown up people don't sit on 4chan all day comparing virtual dicks to see who has more rgb or the most obscure keyboard

>> No.70641802

>>70640728
Pleased tell me this is not true. I've just left dev job at a known corporation to get PhD and get hired in research for increased income and prevention from getting pushed out of the dev industry by dirt cheap h1b Indians

>> No.70641822

>>70640493
but they are not jeff fucking dean

>> No.70641868
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70641868

peak productivity

>> No.70642164

>>70641802
The second part is true. You won't be a code monkey anymore and you will be considered first when promotion opportunities come up. But the first part depends on your PhD speciality, networking, how well you interview, and various other factors. You only really feel the effect of having a PhD a few years down your career.

>> No.70642362

>>70641334
CS PhD student here, feel the same. I have a 32” 4K ViewSonic that I quite like. Just wish it was 16:10 instead. One monitor is plenty with workspace switching and you have fewer distractions for doing deep work.

As far as a PhD being a waste - sure, some will go off and do something so esoteric as to be useless to five-nines worth of society, but others (like me) are working at the cutting edge of HW/SW *while* serving as scripter, sysadmin, etc. for our groups. And if there does come a time when I want to go into industry, MBA bois and Pajeets can’t hope to compete with the combination of theory and pragmatism

>> No.70642532

>>70640263
because a single 4k monitor is more estate than 2/3 FHD monitors

>> No.70642626

>>70642532
I actually like two distinct displays, slightly tilted. Depending on which monitor I focus I will adjust the upper body, or body rotation accordingly. I also have a keyboard in front of each, and two mice (one set of them to be switched of to another box running in the background).

>> No.70643470

>>70640310
Top kek but cm on anon, open the side door on your case and your temp will drop by so much you won't need all those extra fans.

>> No.70643556

>>70640552
Me too.
Best computer hardware investment ever.
I still use it to this day. That's almost 15 years.
I doubt the rumoured 6K Apple monitor will last that long, but if it's >30" 16:10 it's an insta-buy.

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>>70643470
B-but how about all the dust

>> No.70643618

>>70640263
yeah, thats their work computer. lets see they personal computers

>> No.70643707

>>70640429
Why is it called computer science when it has nothing to do with the scientific method. It is basically a math degree, can pretty much be a professor in it without touching a computer.

>> No.70643800

>>70643618
Unironically even that MS guy probably has a mbp and that's all.
Not everybody in tech is a tech enthusiast. A lot of them just do it for work.

>> No.70644070

>>70640263
https://usesthis.com/interviews/andrei.alexandrescu/

he also uses Emacs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzC5H5xrr-E

>> No.70644993

>>70640263
He has a gaming mouse lmao what a loser.

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>>70640414
>he didn't spend 400 dollars on a keeb with 15 unmarked keys and 4 layers mapped to each key

>> No.70645133

>>70640263
I have
>a compsci Ph.D
>3 monitors
>80% keyboard, and a kinesis
>debian linux with riced tiling window manager
>two windowed cases with LEDs inside
>a pony wallpaper
What do I win?

>> No.70645154

>>70645133
>a pony wallpaper
what pony wallpaper pray tell

>> No.70645208

>>70645154
Not posting it for obvious reasons, but if you google 'luna scan line wallpaper', it's the first result

>> No.70645548

>>70640263
...Why would they?

>> No.70645812

>>70640686
personally I prefer to give 100% of my focus to each one, but you are allowed your opinion just as I am mine.

>> No.70645836

>>70640263
Those headphones make my ass bleed. Do the needful and delet immediately kind Sir.

>> No.70645937

>>70645836
He's got millions of dollars and you don't.

>> No.70646079

I've been by all of my professors' offices. Only 2 of them have multiple monitors - the rest just have one big one.
The first specializes in robotics, so he has 1 monitor for the simulation, 1 monitor for his IDE.
The other is our resident Wizard so he has 3 monitors each with a half dozen terminals.

>> No.70646095

>>70645937
And that changes what exactly? Money can buy many things but it can't buy taste.

>> No.70646105

>>70643707
It's only called computer science in stupid burgerland.

>> No.70646154

>>70641139
>it's nearly impossible to get them working with a modern PC
It's pretty easy though, you only need some uncommon DVI cables.

>> No.70646158

>>70640339
CS phd's have latex on one screen, the output on another, and slack on the third

>> No.70646222

>>70640799
Does he blast loud techno music, or just dad rock and industrial metal?

>> No.70646269

Because they have more in common with mathematicians than software devs

>> No.70646294

Because 3 monitors are only useful for watching anime while working.

>> No.70646299

>>70640263
I want Jeff Dean's emacs config

>> No.70646319

I don’t understand multiple monitors. What’s the point if you can only focus on one screen at a time anyways?

>> No.70646333

>>70640339
You have never truly done programming until you change your external monitor to portrait mode and full screen your emacs in it.

>> No.70646936

>>70640263
>asking questions you know the answer to.
a thread died for this you faggot. saged

>> No.70647178

>>70646936
found the tiling window manager 6 monitor neet basement dweller

>> No.70647443

>>70646936
Go drink some bleach, shit smear.

>> No.70647523

Used to work with multiple monitors, all the retarded arguments here convinces to to give single monitor a shot.
Better focus and productivity. I find that I tend to open less shit

>> No.70648676

>>70641218
Looks like an HP LP3065c to me. 2560x1600.

>> No.70648705

Multi monitor was good back in the day when decent single monitors were 4 figures or not even available. If you use it today, you're either running multiple PCs or you're a luddite.

>> No.70648740

>>70648705
>or you're a luddite
>implying there's literally anything wrong with that

>> No.70648828

>>70640263
Probably because they being paid.
Alien concept to /g/entoomen.

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>>70640263
that's a big screen

>> No.70649248

>>70640263
Most computer science PhDs probably cannot program in a single language and have close to no practical knowledge.

>> No.70649950

>>70641868
>peak productivity
Especially with nothing on the screen.

>> No.70650216

>>70643601
Do I've fixed about a million desktops in my time and I can tell you the dustiest ones were always closed with intake fans clogged up because they have to suck so hard. Low case temp = no fans blowing dust in.

My 1080ti will not spin its 3 fans until in game because the case is open

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