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Is Off-Shoring a National Security Threat?

Kobun Re:Yes, but not the U.S. produced code (319 comments)

Correction: Germany is much closer to the size of Montana, than it is to Texas. Germany has 82 million people, versus roughly 1 million for Montana and 26 million for Texas.

about 3 years ago

NASA Confirms Discovery of Organism With Phosphorus-Free DNA

Kobun Re:News flash: NASA discoveres there's life on ear (380 comments)

Belief versus non-belief is rendered MOOT by evidence. THAT'S why this is awesome for NASA - because they are scientists.

more than 3 years ago

FPS Games That Need a Remake

Kobun Re:Rise of the triad (518 comments)

Yes please - I'd love to see this in a modern engine. The game was fun! The graphics were workable even if they used a heavily upgraded Wolf3d engine (still limited to squares!). They made it look and work pretty well. I think even something like a mod into Serious Sam would be about right for this.

more than 3 years ago

Senate Votes To Turn Down Volume On TV Commercials

Kobun replaygain or something similar (625 comments)

As for the technical side of this, it seems to me something like Replaygain would work well. Especially since commercials are known before hand (no live broadcasting) - the program establishes a baseline sound level that audio is measured against. Depending on track or album gain settings, I think that this would be made to work.

As far as congress goes? I'm so glad they can get this bill passed, when everything else is punted down the road until the lame duck session or beyond. Lord knows we don't pay them nearly enough to think about anything harder than freakin' TVs being too loud ...

about 4 years ago

What Happened To Palm?

Kobun Re:My story... (305 comments)

My old boss had a 4 different Treo 650's, followed by a 700. I used to spend about an hour every other day resetting his phone. An acknowledged bug in Palm's software kept corrupting his filesystem, causing it to reboot whenever the currently flawed file(s) were accessed. We had the newest firmware, always. Numerous hours were spent on the phone with support, or back at the store. No relief, until I quit working there.

I know what happened to Palm. They stopped caring about quality, and the market noticed. Let them reap what they have sown.

more than 6 years ago


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