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Comment Obvious fail is obvious... (Score 4, Funny) 320 320

I think I see the problem: They didn't allow any burn-in time for the cables before doing the listening test - they just plugged them in and started listening as if that was going to sound correct.

A real listening test needs at least of couple of weeks for the atoms in the cable to settle down after moving/bending it in any way.

Comment Re:Passed data with a ton of noise? (Score 1) 320 320

THIS! But testing Ethernet cables passing TCP is pointless anyway... Where is the Bit Error Rate specs here? Digital data is either correct at the bit level, or it's not...

It's almost as if you didn't read the article before posting that.

Hint: The problem perceived by audiophiles isn't caused by data errors.

Comment Re:quickly to be followed by self-driving cars (Score 1) 865 865

It won't be the government that pushes people towards autonomous cars. It will be insurance companies.

No it won't. It will be the day people realize you can move down highways while surfing facebook and watching porn.

The day that happens you won't be able to sell an old manual-control car for more than about $50.

Comment Re:How? (Score 4, Informative) 359 359

I don't think they're trying to stop a 12 y/o who is determined to see porn. Rather, they're trying to stop someone from clicking on a link that brings them to adult content without a warning. It seems reasonable to me,

Wrong. They're trying to get some more votes from one of their demographics.

Nothing he can legislate will reduce the amount of porn children have access to.

Comment Re:"...the same as trespassing." (Score 1) 1167 1167

We're supposed to take ballistics advice from somebody who can't spell "lose"?

What if my newborn baby is out on the porch? Do I really want the neighbors randomly shooting birdshot up in the sky?

Birdshot landing in my picnic? Don't want that, either.

In fact I don't want birdshot landing anywhere near me. Something doesn't have to be deadly for me to not want the neighbors firing it at me.

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground. -- Daniel B. Luten