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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

seepho Re:No more worry about being counterfieted (646 comments)

Dollars to donuts that by the start of the 2015 season we'll have the Washington Warriors. Same logo, same colors, just a different name.

about a month ago
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Security DVR + iNet + X10 = Easy Home Automation (Video)

seepho Home Automation is the Easy Part (25 comments)

The hard part is getting everyone to agree on a standard.

about a month and a half ago
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FCC Proposes $48,000 Fine To Man Jamming Cellphones On Florida Interstate

seepho Re:Maybe blocked a roadside call... (427 comments)

I don't know about you, but my car can hold more people than just the driver. If this was vigilantism, it certainly was shortsighted.

about 2 months ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

seepho Re:Modern audiophiles are no different. (469 comments)

Maybe I'm odd, but when people ask to have a technical discussion about something I do for a living, I'm usually pretty happy to oblige.

Taking it to your metaphor, all I'm seeing here are people engaging in a mutually self-gratifying conversation about how there's heaps of data and evidence that shows Sasquatch isn't real, but once I ask to see that data, suddenly I'm the asshole.

about 4 months ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

seepho Re:Modern audiophiles are no different. (469 comments)

I agree with you, but if someone says "I can see the moons of Saturn during the day with my naked eye," I can't really do much about it. If that same person said they had mathematical evidence that proved he could see Saturn with his naked eye, I don't think I'm out of line for asking to see that data. That's my beef here: people are ragging on audiophiles and the like for believing in black magic without any data to back it up, but many of the people here who complain about those audiophiles clearly don't know what they're talking about, either. I just find it odd that someone who says, "you can use math to prove that there's no perceivable difference in a 128kb MP3 and a 320kb MP3" is considered insightful, but when a guy who has a genuine interest in home audio asks to see that math, he's a troll.

about 4 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

seepho Re:Don't care. (294 comments)

Weight of the world got you down and you wanna end your life
Bills to pay, a dead-end job, and problems with the wive
Well don't throw in the towel, 'cause there's a place right down the block
Where you can drink all your miseries away
At "Flaming Moe's"
Let's all go to "Flaming Moe's"
Happiness is just a Flaming Moe away
Happiness is just a Flaming Moe away

about 4 months ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

seepho Re:Modern audiophiles are no different. (469 comments)

But the proof you're looking for isn't going to be mathematical - and is not 100% sound or something

See, that's why I was asking to see it.

about 4 months ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

seepho Re:Moo (469 comments)

The sample size makes the results meaningless. Again, you're doing *exactly* what you're complaining about: taking meaningless data and spinning it to prove a point that you don't seem to know much about.

about 4 months ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

seepho Re:Basic set theory... (469 comments)

You dropped off that "bps" after your "320k". Those letters are pretty important. 320kbps doesn't mean that the audio file can smoothly play frequencies up to 320kHz. Most MP3s run at a 44.1kHz sampling rate, meaning it can play frequencies up to 22.05kHz, but at that point it'd just be a square wave.

about 4 months ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

seepho Re:Modern audiophiles are no different. (469 comments)

Fine. Show me the math that says people cannot here the difference.

about 4 months ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

seepho Re:Moo (469 comments)

But there's not much substance to the study, either. You're doing exactly what you're complaining about.

about 4 months ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

seepho Re:Modern audiophiles are no different. (469 comments)

Can you show me the math that proves that there's no difference between an uncompressed audio source and a 320kbps mp3?

about 4 months ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

seepho Re:Moo (469 comments)

Too late. The summary already gave our resident armchair-experts enough fodder laugh over how everyone is stupid except them.

about 4 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

seepho Re:April Fools stories are gay (1482 comments)

I'm surprised I haven't been called a fag yet. Guess I've been playing too much dota.

about 4 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

seepho Re:April Fools stories are gay (1482 comments)

The people who run OKCupid are afforded those same rights. They chose to run an ad on their website bringing the issue to users' attentions, and giving them instructions how to act. Those users are then free to choose to switch browsers, quit using OKCupid, and hell, they could even choose to continue to browse the website using Mozilla. You're linking all of these quotes saying that unpopular speech must be offered the same protection as popular speech, but so far the only difference I see here is that you agree with Eich's views and disagree with OKCupid's, and you've reached the conclusion OKCupid is doing something either illegal or immoral (or something along those lines). Why are Eich's actions acceptable to you while OKCupid's are not?

about 4 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

seepho Re:April Fools stories are gay (1482 comments)

You are mistaken. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association was updated in 1973 to indicate that homosexuality is not a mental illness.

about 4 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

seepho Re:April Fools stories are gay (1482 comments)

Look, I'm not in the business of defining other people's opinions, much like I'm not in the business of the LGBT community defining mine. I don't care what you call it, a union that receives the benefits of marriage in the eyes of the government should not be limited to persons of differing genders. My view is not that words should be redefined, rather that government has no business restricting the benefits of marriage to only straight people. I understand where the LGBT community is coming from, however, since having separate legal classifications for such a union based on the gender of those taking part in it is an ugly precedent to set.

about 4 months ago

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THQ Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

seepho seepho writes  |  about a year and a half ago

seepho (1959226) writes "Just weeks after releasing their Humble Bundle, THQ has filed for bankruptcy. According to the company's press release, there are currently no plans to close any studios or disband any development teams. Clearlake Capital Group has placed a $60M bid for THQ's assets and hopes to complete the acquisition in 30 days, assuming no further bids are placed."
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Senator Introduces Bill to Study Impact of Violent Video Games

seepho seepho writes  |  about a year and a half ago

seepho (1959226) writes "Senator Jay Rockefeller (D — WV) has introduced a bill directing the National Academy of Sciences to lead an investigation to determine what impact violent video games have on children. Senator Rockefeller commented, "Recent court decisions demonstrate that some people still do not get it. They believe that violent video games are no more dangerous to young minds than classic literature or Saturday morning cartoons. Parents, pediatricians, and psychologists know better. These court decisions show we need to do more and explore ways Congress can lay additional groundwork on this issue. This report will be a critical resource in this process.""
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