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

NouberNou Re:Surely, It Depends (502 comments)

Except very few consumer cards and onboard cards can handle ASIO, at least decently. A dedicated interface (fuck USB btw, Firewire is still king for audio) will give you the ultra low latency to run many many DSP at once.

about 1 month ago
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A Box of Forgotten Smallpox Vials Was Just Found In an FDA Closet

NouberNou Re:Um.... (120 comments)

I doubt the virus is still alive if the sample is from the 1700s. Modern viral storage techniques didn't come about until the 20th century and even then it was still a troublesome aspect in most industrialized countries, and a big part of biowarfare research (gotta keep the virus capable despite being loaded into bombs, rockets, and other dispensers). Seeing that the US and Soviets had a massive problem getting this to work for many kinds of viruses I seriously doubt that some guy in the 1700s who didn't even know what a virus was would be capable of coming up with a better solution.

about 2 months ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

NouberNou Re:better than what we have now (249 comments)

No, just some of the ones from Texas.

about 2 months ago
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Virginia DMV Cracks Down On Uber, Lyft

NouberNou Re:Seems reasonable... (260 comments)

But then did he sell them to parents and not tell them they were made of lead? No one is stopping you from using lead to make toy figures, they are stopping you from selling them to other people though with out saying they are made of lead.

about 3 months ago
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Virginia DMV Cracks Down On Uber, Lyft

NouberNou Seems reasonable... (260 comments)

Or you know maybe it it's about companies coming in and skirting all regulation and laws that other companies have played by for years? Also some of those (read almost all of those) regulations have a purpose that serves to protect the consumer and the employee.

But of course Libertarians will circle jerk about how poor little Lyft and Uber are being downtrodden upon by democratically elected governments that established the laws in the first place.

about 3 months ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

NouberNou Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

Can you show me a court case that proves your point?

Or maybe because most cases are brought by protected classes that aren't white males against white males there appears to be a selection bias when in reality there isn't because it's actually what is occurring?

about 5 months ago
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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

NouberNou Re:Change (742 comments)

Did you just make that up or are you an idiot? I just compiled both of those fine in VS2012.

about 6 months ago
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Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

NouberNou Re:If you're concerned... (351 comments)

Except that school of thought uses a Utopian idealism for the human variable and not a single ounce of historical evidence... So again its a dogmatic approach to something that can be quantified in many ways.

about 8 months ago
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Goodbye, California? Tim Draper Proposes a 6-Way Split

NouberNou Re:Allow me to burn som Karma by saying (489 comments)

Nah California can go fuck itself. You're liberals aren't realistic and you have way too many conservatives.

Signed, Cascadia

about 8 months ago
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Nuclear Officers Napped With Blast Door Left Open

NouberNou Re:I can't decide... (238 comments)

Your dad has some facts wrong there bucko (especially if he is talking about Minuteman, the facts are a bit different for Titan II). They don't sit underground for months at a time. They go on 24, and sometimes up to 72 hour alerts. So the longest they go with out seeing another person is 24 hours, which I am sure most people on Slashdot do on a weekly basis.

It does sound like your dad is talking about Titan II, but even then its not nearly as bad as you make it out to be (still pretty shitty though) and better than MM LCCs (the Titan II facilities were much larger... but also built right next to the silo).

Far worse were SAC B-52 crew alerts. You'd go on on ground alert for days at a time, where you had to eat/sleep/live within running/short drive distance of your bomber and couldn't really leave.

about 10 months ago
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Poor US Infrastructure Threatens the Cloud

NouberNou Re:Infrastructure pretty much requires the gov't (177 comments)

So much wrong in this its not even funny. Who provided the money? Government. Who provided the land. Government. Who provided the basic technologies. Government. Get your head out of Ayn Rand's rancid cunt and realize public/private partnerships are the best, because neither side can do everything on their own.

about a year ago
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DoD Declassifies Flu Pandemic Plan Containing Sobering Assumptions

NouberNou Re:Sounds like an episode of Doomsday Preppers (337 comments)

Except they are more than likely insane if they are actually preparing for a zombie invasion and there really is no need to start shooting flu victims or people you might think have the flu.

Flu, even particularly nasty ones, aren't even that bad to most healthy adults with a non-compromised immune system.

about a year ago
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Drone Hunters Lining Up and Paying Out In Colorado

NouberNou Re:Drones vs. Planes (206 comments)

I actually personally know a number of drone operators and its not a "just push a button" type scenario. Weapons release requires a significant amount of authorization, ranging from commanders in the field to lawyers in the pentagon. There is up to a dozen people in the chain of command that are all required to say "yes" to engage targets.

The reason they have the luxury is because it is a drone and not a pilot over enemy territory (this is in operations that occur in "areas" not recognized, where the country letting them do the drone strikes doesn't particularly want it known to their general population). A fighter pilot has a lot more stress, and they are more prone to making bad decisions because of the many more immediate constraints on their judgment.

Do drones allow these types of attacks to occur more easily? Probably, but on the other hand they'd probably be executed in some form or fashion either way (cruise missile strikes, which are far more prone to failure in target selection, or human operations, aka spec-ops or hired guns/foreign service).

about a year ago
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Drone Hunters Lining Up and Paying Out In Colorado

NouberNou Drones vs. Planes (206 comments)

I have never understood the hatred and mistrust placed on drones versus aircraft, fixed or rotary wing. It seems like a bunch of Luddites. Drones are cheaper, safer, and usually more capable at doing the task at hand than fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft at doing a job thats already been done for decades by law enforcement and the military. Also a drone, in the military at least, allows for a more calm and collected engagement of targets, reducing collateral damage and fratricide.

about a year ago
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SF Airport Officials Make Citizen Arrests of Internet Rideshare Drivers

NouberNou Re:Well (510 comments)

Because only taxi drivers talk on phones while driving?

about a year ago
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Teenage League of Legends Player Jailed For Months For Facebook Joke

NouberNou Re:So much for... (743 comments)

Yea, learn to read idjit. Access to. You make the entire gun debate a walk in the park for anti-gun people, so just shut up and sit in a corner and let reasonable people debate.

about a year ago
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Teenage League of Legends Player Jailed For Months For Facebook Joke

NouberNou Re:So much for... (743 comments)

Yes, freedom of speech has limits, who woulda fucking thunk it? People need to take a basic constitutional law class and most of them will probably walk out thinking this is Stalinist Russia with their insane naiveness.

about a year ago
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Teenage League of Legends Player Jailed For Months For Facebook Joke

NouberNou Re:So much for... (743 comments)

Idiot, someone reported him. If the government isn't spying on you, someone who doesn't like what you say or do is going to be just as bad. Your best bet is to just hole up in a bunker and not talk to anyone if you don't want people taking action on your words ever.

about a year ago
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Teenage League of Legends Player Jailed For Months For Facebook Joke

NouberNou Re:So much for... (743 comments)

Except a magic wand is something silly and doesn't exist. It is not beyond reason, even a little bit, that this kid could have access to a gun. Gun control debate or not, access to guns, and personal ownership of guns is extremely high in this country, so its not really any sort of fanciful logical leap to think that he might have one. I am not saying this case is fair or right, but don't make insanely stupid comparisons like that. It just discredits the pro-gun movement.

about a year ago

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