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Comment: Re:Hilarious! (Score 1) 205

by Hognoxious (#49802109) Attached to: Chinese Nationals Accused of Taking SATs For Others

it is useful to be able to see that an answer is obviously wrong

In another place I was just discussing this very thing with someone; he insisted that process of elimination was cheating.

instead of doing a lot of math to see if the number is right, just take a few seconds to see if the units are right

Related skills - ballparking - high eighties times low nineties will be close to 8100, and last digit analysis - blahblah4 times yada3 must end in 2.

Comment: Re:F/OSS reality (Score 1) 164

by Hognoxious (#49789369) Attached to: Mandriva Goes Out of Business

IBM T40. No Sound or WiFi on Windows 7. Both work fine on Scientific & Kali.

Asus Eee. Everything works on both, but the touchpad configuration utility (which was excellent on XP) doesn't work on 7.

Clevo D900T: Had problems getting sound on both Win 7 and CentOS driver didn't install by default. Can't get WiFi to work on either. Can't find a GeForce driver that will install on Win 7, so only get full resolution on Linux.

So for me Linux wins more often than it loses in the driver game.

Comment: Re:Already has (Score 1) 157

by Hognoxious (#49786429) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Will Technology Disrupt the Song?

If you layer a guitar with enough delay, chorus, compression, tube distortion, tape saturation, EQ, and maybe some octave effects, even a rudimentary player is going to sound pretty killer.

Rubbish. I can strum about three chords from memory and six if I study them before playing.

The only way you could make me sound like Clapton, Page or Blackmore would be to erase all my shit and record them over the top.

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