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NVIDIA Launches Tegra K1-Based SHIELD Tablet, Wireless Controller

Mike Buddha Re:Nice on the aspect ratio (42 comments)

Not if you're reading comic books. 9:16 is perfect for that.

2 days ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Mike Buddha Re:No. (502 comments)

No doubt that gold plated connectors don't oxidize, but does the oxidation cause real issues with sound quality, in any meaningful measurement? How much oxidation would be required before a noticable degradation in signal would occur?

about two weeks ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Mike Buddha Re:Sound Cards are good enough? (502 comments)

My experience with NewEgg has been impeccable as far as support goes. Try again.

about two weeks ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Mike Buddha Re:Sound Cards are good enough? (502 comments)

A quick glance over at Newegg would throw into question your statement that "most intel/amd sound chips don't support high range, 5.1 or 7.1 surround". Supporting 5.1 & 7.1 surround are de rigeur on even the low end motherboards that are available. As far as "high range", if you don't define it, I guess we don't know if they support it.

about two weeks ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Mike Buddha Re:Back in the day? (502 comments)

I had a sound driver that could play digitized audio over my case buzzer. Worked OK on my laptop.

about two weeks ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Mike Buddha Re:No. (502 comments)

Soundblaster cards don't have the imaginary qualities audiophiles look for?

about two weeks ago
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Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos

Mike Buddha Re:Where the fault lies? (231 comments)

IOS full device encryption is only activated when a passcode is added to the device. Android's works the exact same way. If you don't have a passcode on your iPhone, your device is NOT encrypted, and resetting your device will have the exact same vulnerability to these kinds of data restoration tools.

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht...

about two weeks ago
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My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

Mike Buddha Re:2-year CFLs (278 comments)

Must be bad power or something. I have CFLs that have lasted so long that I took them with me when I moved.

about two weeks ago
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Google Reinstating Some 'Forgotten' Links

Mike Buddha Re:google doens't need to stir up dissent (74 comments)

There are plenty of laws in existence to deal with libelous or legally damaging stories on the internet. Why does this law need to exist outside of those existing methods? Well, that would be to force Google to do the job of the courts in the EU, of course.

Personally, I wouldn't have a problem if all these instances were adjudicated by a court first, and Google was handed a list of "when a user searches for this, this specific link should be omitted" rather than the cop out "Google has to look at each request and decide what fits" BS.

about three weeks ago
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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

Mike Buddha Re:Reminds me of Chromecast (349 comments)

Hmm. I use power from the TV USB port, so it shuts off when I turn off the TV.

about three weeks ago
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Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

Mike Buddha Re:WUWT (441 comments)

Yeah, no kidding. Clearly these knobs have a more accurate study they're quoting, right? They couldn't just be saying, "Yeah, sure, it's never that windy around me" and trying to pass that off as skeptical insight?

Oh wait, that's exactly what they're doing. Clearly these idiots have never been to the Columbia river gorge where this real study was done and the wind blows nearly constantly. What a bunch of morons.

about three weeks ago
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Venture-Backed Bitcoin Miner Startup Can't Deliver On Time, Gets Sued

Mike Buddha Re:Best Lawsuit Ever. (120 comments)

Yep, and for very good reason. Anyone approaching this without fear, uncertainty, or doubt is a complete idiot who understands neither the process nor the math.

about a month ago
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Venture-Backed Bitcoin Miner Startup Can't Deliver On Time, Gets Sued

Mike Buddha Re:Best Lawsuit Ever. (120 comments)

Exactly. If it were a mathematically proven safe bet, the companies making the mining equipment should be sued by their shareholders for not taking those machines and putting them into production themselves. They'd be doing the owners a great disservice by not taking the guaranteed profits.

about a month ago
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Venture-Backed Bitcoin Miner Startup Can't Deliver On Time, Gets Sued

Mike Buddha Re:Best Lawsuit Ever. (120 comments)

I understand quite well that with bitcoin you're competing to complete a proof of work for a block before anyone else, and there is no guarantee, there is no prize for second place, you have no way to accurately gauge who you're competing against, and the prize itself has a volatile value. Clearly our definitions of "speculation" differ wildly.

So yes, just like a coin toss is governed by forces that can be modeled mathematically but are so ridiculously complicated that there's no practical way to do it in the ascribed time period, so is bitcoin mining.

If it were a sure bet that could be counted on to produce, then the mining machine producers would be idiots to sell the equipment they produce in lieu of firing them up and mining themselves

about a month ago
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Venture-Backed Bitcoin Miner Startup Can't Deliver On Time, Gets Sued

Mike Buddha Re:Best Lawsuit Ever. (120 comments)

It's speculation because it is possible to spend outrageous amounts of money on equipment and there is no guarantee that you'll see any return. There is no payout for "best effort". It's not like a job where you turn on the machine and you get paid for the number of hours that the machine runs. It's a race in which you have no way of accurately knowing who you're racing against.

about 1 month ago
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Venture-Backed Bitcoin Miner Startup Can't Deliver On Time, Gets Sued

Mike Buddha Re:Best Lawsuit Ever. (120 comments)

Yeah, just like betting on a coin toss is governed by "mathematically laws".

about 1 month ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

Mike Buddha Re:First Amendment implications? (646 comments)

Freedom of speech! Freedom of speech! I don't know what it means, but I'll bitch about it on the internets, yup!

about a month ago
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How Sabu Orchestrated the Hack of FBI Contractor ManTech

Mike Buddha Damning evidence (34 comments)

A few cherry picked lines from a chat log and it really looks like Sabu is the mastermind behind everything... or not. Even with this garbage that's being presented out of context it looks like he's just doing what people do on chatters, answering questions and talking crap.

about a month ago
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Kim Dotcom Offers $5 Million Bounty To Defeat Extradition

Mike Buddha Re:War has been delcared (253 comments)

Yes, because paying $5 Million is sure to turn up lots of 100% true information...

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Finally Selling Xbox One Without Kinect

Mike Buddha Re:Used games (227 comments)

Yep. And with this system you could use your games on any machine you were signed in on. And you'd be able to trade games to your friends so that they could play them when you weren't. But people read the headlines and didn't read the articles and now we have two piles of crap that are warmed over last gen consoles.

about 2 months ago

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