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Comment Re: Passed data with a ton of noise? (Score 5, Funny) 351 351

(or just go fiber)

Using fiber is a difficult expense for true audiophiles. The fibers typically used can contain a lot of impurities which distorts the color of the light signal, introducing noise into your audio. This is why when using fiber for audio, true audiophiles only use diamond fibers extruded through Emerald dies enchanted by a wizard after he puts on his robe and hat.

Comment Re:Conservative. (Score 1) 319 319

Honestly, OSX is the worst offender of the lot.

I use my computer to do work, not surf the net and look at pictures of cats.

Working with OSX is like working on your car in your garage, and you've got all the tools you need spread out within arms reach so you can quickly grab them as you need them.

Only, you have an obsessive compulsive spouse who absolutely NEEDS everything to look clean and pretty in case some third party is watching, and every time you set down a tool and pick up another one, she picks it up off the floor and puts it away.

It's not a technical problem. It's a problem of faulty design. They let a bunch of graphic designers turn my goddamned hammer into a flower, and it's very pretty, but I can't drive a nail with it, and, somehow, they convinced EVERY manufacturer of hammers to follow in their footsteps, so I'm forced to look for a brick, because ALL the tools I relied on to do my job are BROKEN.

I just want my ugly, greasy toolbox back, but no one makes them any more.

Comment Re:Subject (Score 3, Insightful) 212 212

This whole idea of looking at gender statistics and then deducing there is a problem is stupid.

That part isn't stupid. What is stupid is deducing that the solution involves creating new incentives for young women to go into computer science. It's a far deeper cultural phenomenon*. People don't like to admit this though because addressing deep seeded cultural phenomena require generations to change. That's no good for politicians who can't see any further than the next election cycle or executives who can't even see further than the next annual earnings report.

* Note I use the word "phenomenon" and not "problem". Whether or not any cultural phenomenon is a problem is besides the point.

Comment Re:plastic is for junk (Score 3, Insightful) 266 266

Have you ever had a LEGO brick turn squishy on you? Because that's what they're made of, ABS plastic.

It's a plenty tough enough material that I used it to manufacture parts for a geodesic dome for outdoor use as a greenhouse, and it held up fine. I also manufactured gears for a friends high end RC car after the manufacturer had gone out of business. Those gears see a lot of stress, and they held up fine.

ABS is a great material, and so is PLA.

"Pok pok pok, P'kok!" -- Superchicken