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Comment Re:Communities? (Score 1) 91

So don't join that community then, if it doesn't suit your tastes.

You're extrapolating on your dislike of a single example to everything. Everyone is terrible at stats and they're not going to get better while they're all using a single anecdote to support their point!

Comment Re:SDR Hardware (Score 1) 42

going beyond that would have been tricky, because at the limit of 2.8 million samples per second of I and Q data @ 8 bit, it was pushing the limit of what the hardware could actually do: there were quite a few drop-outs. i'm sure the proprietary driver could handle that data rate, but the reverse-engineered gnu/linux one simply couldn't.

2.8msps is a limit of the hardware in the mode that uses them as an SDR. In DVB-T mode, it works somewhat differently and so can do higher bandwidth, but as an SDR it's in a sort of debug mode, which has limitations.

Really, if you need to go above that your next step is probably a hackrf.

Comment Re:"No Explosion" (Score 4, Informative) 216

You should read "Command and Control." It's a very good book, but you come away with the feeling that it was more good luck than good management that there were no accidental nuclear detonations. And then you consider that the Soviet side was probably at least as bad, if not worse, and you're surprised there's still a planet here at all.

Comment Re:FUCK OFF DICE (Score 1) 696

If you want to exclude people who aren't like you from your own community, that's your prerogative. What is happening is that people are saying that it is not a good way to have the optimal community.

Also, your parasitism point is ... weird. It doesn't make sense. How does making it easier for more people to get involved make them parasites?

Comment Re:FUCK OFF DICE (Score 1) 696

Sure, some people are jerks. That happens. But what the result of using "SJW" and "political correctness gone mad!" is, is that it gets thrown the moment someone says "hey, how about we try to be a bit more nice to other people? you know, try it, see what happens." All of a sudden many people go "rah! you can't tell me what to do! You're such a SJW!"

It's reactionary, stupid, and hinders having a good community.

All these so-called SJW people are trying to do is give a voice to people who don't have much of their own to stop them being so excluded. Because being excluded causes them to have less of a voice. You see how there's a feedback loop there, right?

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