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Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:I wonder who is doing the actual posting. (153 comments)

Given the scope of some of the edits...

Probably a lot of bored congressional staffers. One of my favorite edits was this one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/inde...

However, other topics of interest have been Wendy's, Choco Taco, the current home town of Orly Taitz, a rant about gender identity on both the GID and Mediate pages(I'm in agreement with this anonymous person here), various pot shots at conspiracy nut bags...

There's a LOT of white washing going on here, don't get me wrong, but it's being buried under a lot of noise of bored staffers.

7 hours ago
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How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:I still can't for the life of me (285 comments)

No one's saying it's going to be *the* silver bullet, it's going to be *a* part of several overall solutions to various problems.

Parental engagement(Read the article, even the parents are using the kids' iPads to get feedback and know what's going on), access to the internet, etc. etc. etc.

Shockingly, when kids are given the things they need to adapt, they adapt.

4 days ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Isn't this Apple's entire shtick ? (289 comments)

For the price, you can buy a Nexus 5 and get vastly superior software from a stock ROM.

The boggling thing is that from a development perspective, it takes way more effort to have one crappy codebase and have a good codebase. Why not just have one *good* codebase? These problems don't seem to hamper the G3.

4 days ago
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Court Rejects Fox's Attempt to Use Aereo Ruling Against Dish's Hopper

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Need a EULA for video (67 comments)

http://youtu.be/a4uC2H10uIo

Actually, not new.

The aereo case isn't about user redirection but rather if a company can redirect OTA broadcasts. Shockingly the legal answer is no.

about two weeks ago
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AMD FirePro W9100 16GB Workstation GPU Put To the Test

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:So when will we see a new Mac Pro version? (42 comments)

They might do a refresh with the new part, but upgrade kit? Not likely. Not first party anyway. I wouldn't be shocked if owc figures out the secret sauce to make it work.

about two weeks ago
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William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:I'm shocked! (278 comments)

I'm not.

This isn't McCarthyism, this is the what you get when you're "tough on crime."

Ironically, being "tough on crime" means having a lot of counter productive law enforcement policies and having the law enforcement organizations themselves turn into basically rogue agencies with zero accountability.

It's the effect of the Willie Horton ad to hyperbolic degrees.

No one wants to be known as the Guy Who Let Bad Things Happen.

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

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:No. (502 comments)

Which is why I couched my comment with YMMV.

Some onboard sound aren't rigged to do digital audio. In which case, sure, spend a few bucks and get a cheap 30 dollar USB or Firewire sound card and get a digital audio out.

For most people who listen to some music, maybe watch some(or a lot) of netflix/YouTube, etc.? Most on board solutions will be fine.

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

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:No. (502 comments)

If you don't care about audiophile level audio quality, and if you're not a DJ, audio engineer or other professional who relies on excellent sound support, then yes, onboard audio is Good Enough*. Most people won't even notice odd lag or drops. They just want to listen to music or watch Netflix or YouTube and get on with their days.

* Again, YMMV. Crappy drivers not withstanding though; that's an extremely good point. However, I haven't lived in the Windows world in almost 10 years so, I really don't know what that's like anymore. </smugMacBastard>

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

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:USB DACs (502 comments)

Hence why i said YMMV.

I know DJs who live and die on Firewire based sound devices.

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

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:No. (502 comments)

Ton of USB and firewire devices that'll do it for relatively cheap.

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

RyuuzakiTetsuya No. (502 comments)

Onboard sound is finally Good Enough*, and has been Good Enough* for a long time now.

* YMMV, offer void in Tennessee.

about two weeks ago
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Prof. Andy Tanenbaum Retires From Vrije University

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Tannenbaum's predictions... (136 comments)

Yeah, for mobile, but until the last 4 years, ARM really hasn't been seen as a huge thing. Relatively speaking, this is a new development. Beyond that, x86 is *still* kicking.

Plus there's that whole bit about GNU/Hurd being the future. :)

about two weeks ago
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Prof. Andy Tanenbaum Retires From Vrije University

RyuuzakiTetsuya Tannenbaum's predictions... (136 comments)

Anyone else laugh themselves stupid at some of the predictions of the future in those posts? The idea that x86 would go away and GNU/Hurd would supplant Linux...

Predicting the future is REALLY hard.

about two weeks ago
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Prof. Andy Tanenbaum Retires From Vrije University

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:"Vrije University"? (136 comments)

Split it down the middle. GNUversity

about two weeks ago
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Judge Shoots Down "Bitcoin Isn't Money" Argument In Silk Road Trial

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Bitcoin isn't money but it's still a financial (135 comments)

also if you're pulling out tens of thousands of dollars of cash out of the bank, that gets flagged as suspicious. or cashing extremely large checks. or doing business in straight cash transactions for large(ish, relative to individual use) sums...

about two weeks ago
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The World's Best Living Programmers

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:No exhaustive.. (285 comments)

OTOH for Richard M. Stallman, he also did give us EMACS so that should disqualify him.

Great shell, too bad it doesn't have a decent editor.

about two weeks ago
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The World's Best Living Programmers

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Best game programmer (285 comments)

This betrays the fact that the best games, from Indie games to AAA titles tend to be team efforts. Yes, games like Dwarf Fortress and Spelunky can be one person affairs, but for the rest of the world? Software or games development trends towards group work.

about two weeks ago
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Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Failsafe? (468 comments)

Well yeah, but my bigger point was that treating the patent like it's an announced product is incredibly silly. Companies patent things all the time. Things that may not be good ideas now, but in the future when the technology catches up...

about two weeks ago
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The World's Best Living Programmers

RyuuzakiTetsuya Re:Best game programmer (285 comments)

How do you qualify that? John Carmack's an excellent graphics engine programmer, but what does he know about gameplay mechanics? ...probably more than you and I put together; I imagine, but we just don't know.

about two weeks ago

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Steve Jobs reportedly angry over Android.

RyuuzakiTetsuya RyuuzakiTetsuya writes  |  more than 2 years ago

RyuuzakiTetsuya writes "MacRumors shares a snippet from AP's coverage here of Steve Jobs' biography in which it is said that, "I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong," Jobs said. "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this." He was also reported as telling Schmidt, "I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that's all I want.""
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Marvel vs Capcom 2 announced for PS3, 360

RyuuzakiTetsuya RyuuzakiTetsuya writes  |  more than 5 years ago

RyuuzakiTetsuya writes "According to Kotaku, Marvel vs Capcom 2 is making it's way to the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Based on the Dreamcast code base, includes Online play and widescreen support. Demo is available Thursday and full game will retail for $15 bucks at the respective online services. Curly moustache not included."
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CPS-3 Broken

RyuuzakiTetsuya RyuuzakiTetsuya writes  |  more than 7 years ago

RyuuzakiTetsuya writes "Maybe not Classic according to the Classic Gaming Expo crowd, but, the long wait is over! The CPS 3 System has been emulated! All three revisions of Street Fighter 3(New Generation, 2nd Impact, Third Strike), the two Jojo's Bizzare Adventure games and the original, obscure game, Warzard/Red Earth are now playable. The problem never was the motherboard itself, but that the games were all heavily encrypted. Thanks to work done by Haze and Andreas, this encryption has been broken!"
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RyuuzakiTetsuya RyuuzakiTetsuya writes  |  more than 7 years ago

RyuuzakiTetsuya writes "It looks like SixApart.com's data center took a massive dive. Currently at LiveJournal.com, the message "Sorry, there was a power interruption at our datacenter. at our datacenter. We're working as fast as we can to get it back pronto!" is displayed instead. SixApart.com is still up and active though."

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