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Comcast Forgets To Delete Revealing Note From Blog Post

seepho Re:so what? (114 comments)

You don't have the right context. Picture the writer of the deleted comment being an evil billionaire having just shut down an orphanage for DMCA violations, then you'll get it.

about three weeks ago
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Comcast Forgets To Delete Revealing Note From Blog Post

seepho Re:Huh? What does this reveal? (114 comments)

It reveals that Comcast is aware that they should downplay something that could prevent its acquisition of Time Warner.

The audacity.

about three weeks ago
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Google, National Parks Partner To Let Girls Program White House Xmas Tree Lights

seepho Re:I wish this were around when I was a kid (333 comments)

Unfortunately just because that's something you were able to do doesn't mean it is something that was an option for everyone else.

about three weeks ago
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Google, National Parks Partner To Let Girls Program White House Xmas Tree Lights

seepho Re:I wish this were around when I was a kid (333 comments)

That doesn't really tell much. I didn't get into programming until college because I was never introduced to the idea that it was something I could just sit down and do until then. While I'm willing to admit that there are differences between the world now and the world of 15-20 years ago that I grew up in, I think the government should be in the business of making sure all kids have the opportunity to be introduced to programming, rather than catering to different subsets of people.

about three weeks ago
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Google, National Parks Partner To Let Girls Program White House Xmas Tree Lights

seepho I wish this were around when I was a kid (333 comments)

Really seems like the kind of thing that would have been a cool induction to programming for my young self.

*Looks between legs*

Shit, nevermind.

about three weeks ago
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Ex-CBS Reporter Claims Government Agency Bugged Her Computer

seepho Re:Oxymoron spoiler alert ... (235 comments)

Or she just watched "House of Cards" and thinks her Benghazi reporting was just so super important and groundbreaking that the big bad gubbmint had to step in and infect her computer with the same kind of spyware that's bundled with Banzai Buddy. Only time will tell.

about 2 months ago
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Ex-CBS Reporter Claims Government Agency Bugged Her Computer

seepho Re:She's.. (235 comments)

Sounds like someone needs to explain to her what the "Insert" key does.

about 2 months ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

seepho Re:Not sure what is going on here... but... (572 comments)

Do you know what the *best* part is?

The current system does nothing to prevent people from creating their own stuff and releasing it under whatever asinine license they want. So not only are people insisting that their open method of production/distribution is better than a proprietary one, but they seem to feel that we're beholden to play by their rules, simply because there's no physical limitation preventing them from copying/cloning whatever they want.

If FOS hardware/software were the amazing, best-for-humanity method for driving technology forward that all its proponents seem to think, why the hell is proprietary hardware/software so successful in the market?

about 2 months ago
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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 6 months 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 6 months 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago

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THQ Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

seepho seepho writes  |  about 2 years 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 2 years 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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