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Comment: Re:It helps to actually use the thing. (Score 1) 195

by Khyber (#48218445) Attached to: How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor

and $170 more than HP's cheapest laptop which still competes on features, hardware, and usability versus the Mac Mini.

You're just an uninformed Apple Shill. Ever since Apple went Intel, I've ALWAYS been able to find the same or better hardware combinations CHEAPER from other manufacturers. And I used to be an Apple repair tech at Flextronics while Apple was still using G3 and G4 processors in their iBook series laptops.

Comment: Re: It helps to actually use the thing. (Score 1) 195

by Khyber (#48218429) Attached to: How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor

That STARTING AT $499 is a laughing fucking joke at 1.43 GHz when the Pentium N3540 quad core is pretty much the same thing at $125 cheaper in an HP laptop at HALF the power draw and 2.1GHz, and the HP laptop comes with an optical drive, remote control, a quick-launch OS for easy access to media and such without needing to boot Windows, and a bunch of other shit the Mac Mini won't come with, including A SCREEN and a webcam - STARTING AT $329.

Give. Me. A. Fucking. Break.

Comment: Re:Impossible Bullshit (Score 1) 207

by Khyber (#48216945) Attached to: Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

Please, I came REALLY close to doing that much while I was in Texas constructing a hydroponics building.

And I'm like half-crippled.

And it was 7 days a week, by my choice. Prevailing wage, room and board, plus spending cash for when I wanted to go out and treat myself. Start work at 3AM, done by 7-8PM, hit the town for a couple hours, come home, sleep hard, wake up, pop coffee down gullet, repeat!

I did that almost a full straight month.

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.

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.

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