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Comment Re: This is silly (Score 1) 322

> but those are fringe uses

That affect the vast majority of users. Proper working plug and play and mixing are _the_ most important customer features.

> ALSA gives you an user-unfriendly 6x6 matrix which you can reconfigure for any possible way you may think of, while with Pulse all you can do is upmix/downmix stereo to 5.1 and that's it.

Which who ever needs?

Comment Re: This is silly (Score 1) 322

Pulseaudio has a shitload of advantages, from being able to target all kinds of sound backends (not just ALSA, but also OSS, JACK, other OSes), to being network transparent (so you could just broadcast audio to small IoT-Audio-Devices in your network), and also you can't get into shit like one program claiming exclusive rights, at which point you break all other audio (which in ALSA, while not encouraged, is always an option).

Comment Opera 12 was the last sane browser (Score 1) 766

I really don't know why they killed Presto tbh ... it was faster (in real-time execution speed, which mostly means DOM performance, not useless JS benchmarks) than any other browser, and it took less resources. I mean heck, My workflow (on a 256 MB machine, mind you) was opening roughly 50 to 100 forum threads at once, and it didn't slow down perceavably. Try that on chrome or firefox and they die after the first 20 pages or so even if you have multiple gigs or RAM.

Comment Re: Censorship has never improved society (Score 1) 117

> There should be no such thing as a law against "hate speech".....

And there isn't. The two laws in question are Wiederbetätigung ("but the nazis were the good guys", "no, KZs are a lie") and Volksverhetzung (sedition), both of which are generally interpreted _very_ narrowly.

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