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Comment: Re:Really pisses me off! (Score 1) 173

Next time they threaten you, shove the Telecommunications Act of 1996 in their face and go "I can take you to court over this, if you want to talk about some billing issues, assholes. We gave you billions in taxpayer dollars for a product you didn't deliver. Guess who owes who right now?"

Comment: This is a bullshit article (Score -1, Troll) 108

by Khyber (#48192061) Attached to: China Staging a Nationwide Attack On iCloud and Microsoft Accounts

See, I'm not ignorant like the rest of these morons writing stories.

http://map.ipviking.com/

What's happening right now is Anonymous and Corporate interests (the whole gamergate bullshit) doing DDoS attacks and penetration attacks. Corporate America (Merck and other companies) tossed a solid DDoS at Anon/Chan servers.

Anon said 'U wot m8?' and has brought about every botnet across every major ISP and host in the USA and UK that they have online, and have been attacking.

This isn't China doing shit, you stupid fucks. Get into the REAL security hotlines and learn what the fuck is REALLY happening.

Note: Give that URL 10 minutes to collect data. Watch how the USA is primary attack target and primary attack origin.

Get your fucking false flag bullshit out of here, and Slashdot editors need to start finding new jobs because they sorely suck at this one.

Comment: Re:lol (Score 1) 328

by Khyber (#48184111) Attached to: Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

That's from a specific machine IN ANOTHER ISOLATED ROOM. You're only seeing the insertion aperture of the polarizer inside of the clean room.

Also, I hit the video record button while the screen was oriented in landscape, but the phone was facing downwards towards the floor and likely thought I meant to do it in portrait. As soon as I realized it (almost instantly) I just went with portrait since there was no way I was likely to get that happening again that day.

Comment: Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (Score 1) 328

by Khyber (#48182115) Attached to: Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

ASRock tends to be better than ASUS. If we went beige box route, I could drop the price so far as to be laughable, even using some premium stuff like SuperMicro motherboards.

How about we run top of the line mac pro right now, since it's still their absolute top-of-the-line computer. I'm at $9,599 maxed out. 64GB RAM But only 1833MHz DDR3 (My motherboard was 2133 DDR4.) The Apple RAM costs $1200. I can get that same amount for $900.

On the GPU side, yes those are server cards, but that is still PCI-Express, and again, a single one equals dual W9000s. At 2/3 the price, and roughly 2/3 the power consumption. Throwing two of those in is a no-brainer and you're still saving a couple thousand, easily.

Thunderbolt 2 vs Thunderbolt - well, the only thing that needs that kind of bandwidth is the monitor, for now. But HDMI can do that off one of my GPUs, so I wouldn't even worry about that. It's almost useless, and I prefer dedicated peripherals anyways.

Apple charges too much of a premium, period. Even with the change to a beige EE-ATX box (which is still not that expesive) and flip over to a good SuperMicro board for $500 that can support 1.5TB ECC DDR4 Memory, comes with 4 gigabit ethernet ports, and more good stuff, I'm still sitting well under Apple's price.

Apple just costs too much. I could build one of these for workstation/OpenCL stuff and still have enough money to build a lesser one for gaming, for the same cost, and a whole lot more power together.

Comment: Re:are the debian support forums down? (Score 1) 284

by Khyber (#48181519) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

"I've used a SBLive in Linux, and had low latency audio working perfectly well."

Yea, after you did what, install the kX driverset which comes with an ASIO driver? (I helped design that.)

"You still do not understand what ALSA or ASIO are."

Given the statement directly above, you might wish to think again on that.

"ALSA can give as low a latency as the hardware is capable of."

Since when? I'm still getting 1/4 second latency using ALSA trying to play Wolf:ET. That's just on playback.

"ALSA is the lowest level of the sound stack, so talking to it directly gives the lowest latency. Pulseaudio runs on top of ALSA, as do all sound servers on Linux."

I see you've never heard of OSS. It sure as fuck doesn't talk to ALSA at all.

"Most likely, you were using direct analog passthrough within the sound card in XP, and software monitoring in Linux. Both paths are also possible in ALSA on Linux."

Nope. SBLive does not have a direct analog pass-through (at least this revision, with the additional DRM restricting the 'What U Hear' option) This is simply testable across several OSes - XP/2K give no lag. Vista and 7 introduce about ~150ms lag. OSS gets me ~20ms latency. ALSA gets me ~50. Pulseaudio can't even handle it and clips the fuck out of my line-in.

"I am a professional audio engineer with 25 years of experience, so these things do matter to me."

I can't tell. Bet you're the type that compressor-limits the fuck out of everything, too.

Comment: Re:are the debian support forums down? (Score 1) 284

by Khyber (#48180615) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

"It doesn't make sense to say 'Pulseaudio can't do ASIO'."

I can tell you've never had a SBLive card under Linux.

Also, ALSA is laggy as shit, hence why I'll still install ASIO drivers for a sound card if possible.

Don't believe me? Go try it for yourself. Un-mute your line-in, plug in a guitar. Try to keep steady timing with ~90ms latency.

Even Windows XP's non-ASIO stuff would give me instantaneous feedback if I simply un-muted the line-in.

Comment: Re:lol (Score 1) 328

by Khyber (#48180575) Attached to: Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

" I have single sided deafness and can never expereince stereo. Nobody, even doctors or audiologists, ever really explained what I am missing out on."

Stereo Harmonics, binaural beats, various harmonies between notes when played in separate channels (easier to perceive in stereo than in combined mono.)

Lots of stuff you're missing out on.

Comment: Re:lol (Score 1) 328

by Khyber (#48180455) Attached to: Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

"It's about high background noise environments like on airplanes or in offices."

I'm sorry, those are nowhere near high background noise environments.

Here, let me show you what a high background noise environment is like. This is from my old job as an LCD panel repair tech.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

I suggest you turn your speakers down 'lest you get them blown.

And that's not including the noise from the forklifts outside of the clean room, semi truck pulling in for loading, etc.

Comment: Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (Score 1) 328

by Khyber (#48180429) Attached to: Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

"Actually, the high-end Mac Pro is currently cheaper [extremetech.com]."

It's pretty obvious these guys never heard of Pricewatch.com - I just built their same $10,000 computer for less (and it's still selling for that price on Apple's website.)

Their quoted price on the case was ~$160 on newegg. $130 on pricewatch (from TigerDirect, everyone else is still pushing $160 or higher)

Again, $160 for the PSU. Same PSU - $130 (via tigerdirect.)

$2750 for the CPU. $2600 (and again from TigerDirect.)

I'm already a couple hundred bucks cheaper. We haven't even gotten to motherboard, RAM, GPUs, or Storage or OS license, yet.

On to the motherboard. $280 for a mobo that only supports 32GB Non-ECC and no thunderbolt? Found a better ASRock mobo for $260 that can do 64GB ECC DDR4 (The X99M Extreme 4) AND IT HAS THUNDERBOLT, plus more connectors, and is STILL mATX. (Again, Tigerdirect via pricewatch advertising)

$3400 each ($6800 total) for the dual FirePro W9000s? A SINGLE S10000 OUTPERFORMS and costs ONLY $2300, but we want exact hardware so let's drop TWO in for the fuck of it. (found on Google Shopping) So we're at $4600 on the GPU side.

Just the GPU price discrepancy alone DESTROYED extremetech's price argument. Do I need to keep going?

Windows machines, on a hardware-for-hardware basis, have ALWAYS been lower-cost than Apple's equipment. There are tons of images floating around doing comparisons over the years - Windows machines always come out at LEAST 10% cheaper, and quite often upwards of 50% cheaper for the same hardware options.

It is better to give than to lend, and it costs about the same.

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