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Contiki Turns Ten

ChrisMP1 Thingsquare (28 comments)

Holy crap, that website does not miss a single fucking buzzword.

about 2 years ago
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Your Moral Compass Is Reversible

ChrisMP1 Re:reading comprehension? (295 comments)

Careful with the compliments there, my ego might be a bit unmanageable if it inflates too far!

On a slightly more serious note, I'm glad I could contribute to the overpopulation of Slashdot, and I'm glad someone could finally accuse me of thoughtfulness!

more than 2 years ago
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Your Moral Compass Is Reversible

ChrisMP1 Re:reading comprehension? (295 comments)

Then why isn't anyone doing anything about them?

People are trying, but they're more complex problems than that. We can't just wave the Magic Wand of Online Whining and have all our problems be fixed. That takes large-scale cooperation, the likes of which nobody is going to gather support for by complaining on Slashdot. Why don't you go do something about them? And when you figure out what to do, tell us so we can help too.

more than 2 years ago
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Your Moral Compass Is Reversible

ChrisMP1 Re:reading comprehension? (295 comments)

Because I didn't say never to do anything about these problems. If you have the means to do something about it, by all means put your money where your mouth is. But if all you're going to do is bitch on Slashdot, please, for the sanity of all of your audience, shut the hell up.

And you're not "educating the ignorant", you're bitching. Nobody is learning anything from you except that you're a miserable fuck.

more than 2 years ago
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Notification UI Overhauled in KDE 4.10 (And a Plan For Modernized Notifications)

ChrisMP1 Re:LDAP support? (67 comments)

Oh get stuffed. Nobody is whining for free work. It's perfectly valid to point out that (even free) software lacks a feature you want. If somebody's offering free ice cream, hell yes I'm going to point out that it's only pistachio flavor. It's just an observation, not a whine.

more than 2 years ago
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Your Moral Compass Is Reversible

ChrisMP1 Re:reading comprehension? (295 comments)

I did not claim that he was wrong - in fact, every word he said was correct - but you are dead wrong. You don't need to be deluded to be happy, and "pessimist" and "cynic" are not substitutes for "realist".

There are many very dark aspects to the human condition. Many people suffer every day, and many of them will spend the entire rest of their lives suffering. People who deserve power will never hold it, and many of the power-hungry have much more power than they deserve.

My sadness about these things will do nothing to improve them, so why should I be sad? I'm not deluded, but I'm usually a rather happy person. The human condition is complicated and twisted, and has many good sides as well as bad sides. You're daft if you think you're doing something for humanity or yourself by focusing on the bad sides. You really can just accept them without dwelling on them.

And stop this "realist" elitism. You talk like you're better than the hordes of "deluded" people. Like you've achieved enlightenment and are now miles ahead of the rest of humanity in terms of intelligence. I used to think like that and it was not good for anyone. Trust me, we all see the problems in the world just like you do.

more than 2 years ago
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Can a Court Order You To Delete a Facebook Account?

ChrisMP1 Re:Probably (761 comments)

"Homicide" = "killing a human", therefore "justifiable homicide" = "justifiably killing a human", which is exactly what happened. Homicide and murder are not synonymous.

more than 2 years ago
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Your Moral Compass Is Reversible

ChrisMP1 Re:reading comprehension? (295 comments)

Your cynicism is amusing. You sound like a crotchety 70-year-old whose arthritis is acting up, and it's kind of making me laugh. Are you sure you're serious?

more than 2 years ago
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What's your usual coffee-making method?

ChrisMP1 Re:Mountain Dew... (584 comments)

It's not my prerogative to ensure every Plebe on the Earth gets my brand of comedy. You want easy to understand, lowest-common-denominator, universalist jokes*? Stick to guys like Jeff Foxworthy.

I know you're being sarcastic, but that still sounds pretty douchey.

more than 2 years ago
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Kentucky Lawmakers Shocked To Find Evolution In Biology Tests

ChrisMP1 Re:The "war" on religion (1218 comments)

*I* want to decide how I worship... So long as my worship doesn't infringe on someone else's rights

And this is why I like Jewish people. You say sensible things. My predominantly Christian family would never say anything like that. Rights? Their rights - the devil worshipers, atheists and Darwinists? Fuck them!

more than 2 years ago
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Dozens of Reported Plagiarism Incidents On Coursera's Free Online Courses

ChrisMP1 Re:No. People are stupid (210 comments)

If, at this age, they are too stupid and thick to figure out that "copy from an encyclopedia" is not actually writing an original essay, despite whatever they learned in elementary school, they deserve whatever comes of their plagiarism. What kind of moron seriously thinks that it's actually okay to copy from other sources without giving credit, and then take credit for it yourself?? I think they'd be upset if someone did it to their original writing.

The problem lies in people being assholes and not considering the "Golden Rule".

more than 2 years ago
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$50 Sound Cards Impress Versus Integrated Audio

ChrisMP1 Re:Distance from the power supply (245 comments)

As we all know, "audiophiles with trained ears" are not at all prone to misinformed bullshit regurgitation, confirmation bias, and elitism.

more than 2 years ago
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$50 Sound Cards Impress Versus Integrated Audio

ChrisMP1 Re:Distance from the power supply (245 comments)

I'm sure it does sound good. Any "hand-built MOSFET hifi amp" from a "boutique audio manufacturer" is not going to be a piece of crap. I doubt that the fact that it goes up past 100kHz has anything to do with that sound, however.

more than 2 years ago
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$50 Sound Cards Impress Versus Integrated Audio

ChrisMP1 Re:Distance from the power supply (245 comments)

Well, yes, that is true, it can be bad to drive a big amplifier with high frequency noise. Very bad, in fact - the excess load can do anything from distorting the output to causing extra heat dissipation and killing the transistors. (My guitar amplifier was meant to drive a speaker directly, and it had a low-pass filter between the gain and output stages. The tube was just for the clipping distortion sound; the output stage was a BJT class AB push-pull with a much cleaner power supply.) I was talking more in the context of this article, though - most people who own an amplifier with flat response to 100kHz are not going to be bothering with $50 sound cards, or for that matter even considering integrated audio.

Though, a couple questions (despite some vacuum tube stuff, audio is only a minor interest for me) - 1) What exactly do you mean by "don't like LP filtering"? I can't imagine how a low-pass filter could cause a problem in this case, especially if you just attenuate about 20-30kHz and up. 2) WHY do people even bother with an amplifier that has flat response to 100kHz?? That seems a bit excessive, unless you're playing music for your pet bat... Is there an advantage I'm not aware of?

more than 2 years ago
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$50 Sound Cards Impress Versus Integrated Audio

ChrisMP1 Re:Distance from the power supply (245 comments)

The switching frequency is well above the limit for audio frequencies, and a good quality PSU will do plenty of filtering. USB to S/PDIF is good for a few reasons: 1) The signal is kept digital, and either differential, balanced or optical for as long as possible. This makes it hard to pick up noise. Digital-to-analog conversion should be done as late as possible because digital signals are very noise-tolerant. 2) Optical connections eliminate grounding issues (less of a problem if you obey #1, anyway). 3) S/PDIF equipment tends to be built to higher quality because it's considered somewhat "high-end" (or, at least, more than a cheap motherboard audio chip). 4) D-A conversion is done far away from the noisy CPU and data buses. It has nothing to do with the SMPS.

You should hear the sound from the vacuum tube guitar amplifier I built. The high tension (300V) is generated by a crappy 50kHz switching boost converter I designed and built myself. The noise on the supply is absolutely awful - 1Vp-p even with only a light load. You can't hear it, though, because it's 50kHz. And that's really low frequency for a SMPS.

more than 2 years ago
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$50 Sound Cards Impress Versus Integrated Audio

ChrisMP1 Re:Distance from the power supply (245 comments)

A decent ATX power supply really isn't bad. Distance from the noisy digital circuitry on the motherboard is important, though.

more than 2 years ago
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NYC's Trash-Sucking Tubes May Be Upgraded, Expanded

ChrisMP1 Re:A series of tubes? (100 comments)

You can get that on the Internet, too.

more than 2 years ago
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Primary School Girl Told To Stop Photographing and Blogging School Meals

ChrisMP1 Re:U turn (472 comments)

Oh, yes, they do.

Not responsible parents.

more than 2 years ago
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Police Using YouTube To Tell Their Own Stories

ChrisMP1 Re:What about cops? (299 comments)

"Cops" isn't about cops. South Park was right when they parodied it as "White Trash in Trouble". "Cops" is about rubbernecking other people's trouble with the law, not displaying the job of police officers.

more than 2 years ago

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