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Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released

Extide Re:I guess I'll bite the bullet on Cinnamon (132 comments)

Is the upgrader really that bad? I have a Ubuntu server that's been around since 2010 vintage and upgraded to every-single-release between now and then. It should be pretty much the same thing IMO

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Beginner To Intermediate Programming Projects?

Extide Do something impossible (172 comments)

When I am learning a new language, I usually try to think of something cool to do, that would be pretty difficult, and then challenge myself to actually do it. Using the many resources available on the web you should be able to figure out any problem you run across. I am personally more into utility type apps, so that's the sort of things I have done, but if you are more into games or whatever you can do that too.

about 7 months ago
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C++ and the STL 12 Years Later: What Do You Think Now?

Extide Re:Feels Dated (435 comments)

He was talking about an R-Pi which only BARELY qualifies as an embedded setup. Tyically I am thinking AVR, Cortex-M, PIC, etc when I hear 'Embedded."

about 8 months ago
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Figuring Out the iPad's Place

Extide Re:Wrong direction? (333 comments)

You realize that the Macintosh came after the Apple II, just as the iPad came after the (modern) Macintosh. The comparison is saying the newer platform cannot run the stuff from the older platform.

about 8 months ago
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New 'Google' For the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

Extide Re:Astalavista (156 comments)

even hack.box.sk before that

about 8 months ago
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Paper Microscope Magnifies Objects 2100 Times and Costs Less Than $1

Extide Re:Overpriced at $0.60 (89 comments)

LOL, the term "you can get this nicer toy microscope on Alibaba" .. NEVER HEARD BEFORE!!

about 8 months ago
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Calling Shenanigans On Super SATA's Claimed Audio Qualities

Extide Re:Old time (827 comments)

As he says, not all CD players are made equally. If you have ever listened to much music on CD, you will have heard what happens when discs can be read but not properly. If you are fairly young then you might have little experience with actual CD's though. In any case, it's very obvious to me when a CD player has to interpolate data.

more than 4 years ago
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Calling Shenanigans On Super SATA's Claimed Audio Qualities

Extide Re:Maybe, just maybe (827 comments)

Don't forget he is changing the cables in a DIFFERENT PHYSICAL BOX than all of the later analog domain stuff. There really isnt any way that any electronic field that can/may be emitted from the SATA cables will have any effect on the analog components later down the line. Due to his testing method he physically eliminated that possibility. If it was all in the same box, I would say yeah maybe this could have an effect, but the carrier frequency of even SATA 1 is 1.5Ghz, WAY WAY WAY beyond audible range. If there is a source of RF noise infecting the analog part of the circuit, it's coming from something else.

more than 4 years ago
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Calling Shenanigans On Super SATA's Claimed Audio Qualities

Extide Re:Old time (827 comments)

When you have uncorrectable errors on an audio cd, you do NOT get 'subtle' changes, you get very nasty sounding pops, clicks, and things that clearly indicate that there is a problem. It's not a matter of one sounding better than the other, it's a matter of one working and the other not.

more than 4 years ago
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Calling Shenanigans On Super SATA's Claimed Audio Qualities

Extide Re:A fool and his money... (827 comments)

Even SATA 1 uses a 1.5Ghz carrier signal. That's NOT going to affect your audio. Frequently, however, there are other sources of crosstalk which can infect the audio, but the solution to that is a better or external sound card.

more than 4 years ago
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How Do You Extend Your Wireless Connection?

Extide Re:FRAST PRAST (214 comments)

When you use a phone that supports UMA and have TMOBILE you can do this. For example, on my blackberry I can disable the mobile network, and have ONLY the wifi enabled, yet still place calls and send/receive text messages. Look up UMA. Cool stuff. Doesn't cost anything extra either.

more than 4 years ago
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Reusing Old TiVo Hardware?

Extide Re:Tried It (197 comments)

Still is a terribly slow processor.

more than 5 years ago
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Reusing Old TiVo Hardware?

Extide Re:Sorry, what you're asking for is too easy to ab (197 comments)

Warranty replacement should still count as the lifetime of the device. I think that they are being rather cheap about it there. Say you had a lifetime transmission warranty but the transmission went out, well guess what it's lifetime is over and now it wont be replaced. Would you like to have that happen to you?

more than 5 years ago
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Reusing Old TiVo Hardware?

Extide Re:Tried It (197 comments)

Hrmm, lets see, 10 years ago you should have been able to get a 600Mhz p3. So, yeah, a 60Mhz PPC IS terribly slow.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Finds DRAM Errors More Common Than Believed

Extide Re:Percentage? (333 comments)

It's the same RAM chips, but there are just 9 chips on each stick, instead of 8 (or 18 instead of 16). It works just like raid 5.

more than 5 years ago
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Critical Flaw Discovered In DD-WRT

Extide Re:This is a common stack in wifi APs (225 comments)

No, the very easrly versions actually have more ram & flash than the GL version. I have a v2.0 at home and it has 8MB of flash and 32MB of ram. I believe the GL only has 4MB of flash and 16MB of ram.

more than 5 years ago
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Five Years of PC Storage Performance Compared

Extide Re:SAS, SATA, whatever (90 comments)

I believe that they were referring to the fact that initially 10K disks were only available in an enterprize SCSI platform, where as now you can get a 10k drive in SATA flavor, not that SATA has replaced SCSI.

more than 5 years ago

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