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Comment: Performance seems to have plateaued (Score 1) 125

by DocSavage64109 (#47567241) Attached to: How long ago did you last assemble a computer?
I built a 4 core Intel i5 system a few years ago, and in spite of there being 2 new generations of processors being built, the new processors are only 15% or so faster. Other than needing a beefier video card to drive a high res display (2560x1600), my home machine will likely last another few years before needing an upgrade. As for work machines, it isn't even worth it.

Comment: Re: applaud him for being honest (Score 1) 176

by DocSavage64109 (#47522339) Attached to: Dropbox Head Responds To Snowden Claims About Privacy
What's funny is that I gave the same answer to my boss as to how they can prevent me as a sysadmin from reading their confidential documents. Unless they encrypt their files with passwords or keys I don't know, I can come up with a way to access their files. Any other answer would just be a lie.

Comment: Re:Advertisers and marketee aren't allowed to lie. (Score 1) 128

by DocSavage64109 (#47522317) Attached to: The Psychology of Phishing

Advertisers and marketeers are trying to sell something real (that might not be interesting enough to click), and aren't allowed to lie. Phishers are already breaking the law, so no worries about false advertising or dull products.

I'm not so sure about the advertisers not being allowed to lie thing. I worked as a minion at an ad agency for a brief time and pictures comparing the results of various products and such were from completely unrelated stock photos. I'm not sure I'd trust the text (copy) that much either, though it's a lot easier to catch them in it.

Comment: Re:Klipsch (Score 1) 502

I also am a fan of Klipsch. I bought a set of Klipsch pro-media computer speakers some 15 years ago and they are still going strong with daily use. As for the sound blaster, I actually have my speakers connected through an old one and my headphones through the on-board sound and swap the default sound output device between the two of them.

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