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Comment: Re:I still can't for the life of me (Score 1) 241

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#47504189) Attached to: How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

No one's saying it's going to be *the* silver bullet, it's going to be *a* part of several overall solutions to various problems.

Parental engagement(Read the article, even the parents are using the kids' iPads to get feedback and know what's going on), access to the internet, etc. etc. etc.

Shockingly, when kids are given the things they need to adapt, they adapt.

Comment: Re:Isn't this Apple's entire shtick ? (Score 1) 282

For the price, you can buy a Nexus 5 and get vastly superior software from a stock ROM.

The boggling thing is that from a development perspective, it takes way more effort to have one crappy codebase and have a good codebase. Why not just have one *good* codebase? These problems don't seem to hamper the G3.

Comment: Re:I'm shocked! (Score 4, Insightful) 278

I'm not.

This isn't McCarthyism, this is the what you get when you're "tough on crime."

Ironically, being "tough on crime" means having a lot of counter productive law enforcement policies and having the law enforcement organizations themselves turn into basically rogue agencies with zero accountability.

It's the effect of the Willie Horton ad to hyperbolic degrees.

No one wants to be known as the Guy Who Let Bad Things Happen.

Comment: Re:No. (Score 1) 499

Which is why I couched my comment with YMMV.

Some onboard sound aren't rigged to do digital audio. In which case, sure, spend a few bucks and get a cheap 30 dollar USB or Firewire sound card and get a digital audio out.

For most people who listen to some music, maybe watch some(or a lot) of netflix/YouTube, etc.? Most on board solutions will be fine.

Comment: Re:No. (Score 1) 499

If you don't care about audiophile level audio quality, and if you're not a DJ, audio engineer or other professional who relies on excellent sound support, then yes, onboard audio is Good Enough*. Most people won't even notice odd lag or drops. They just want to listen to music or watch Netflix or YouTube and get on with their days.

* Again, YMMV. Crappy drivers not withstanding though; that's an extremely good point. However, I haven't lived in the Windows world in almost 10 years so, I really don't know what that's like anymore. </smugMacBastard>

Comment: Re:Bitcoin isn't money but it's still a financial (Score 1) 135

also if you're pulling out tens of thousands of dollars of cash out of the bank, that gets flagged as suspicious. or cashing extremely large checks. or doing business in straight cash transactions for large(ish, relative to individual use) sums...

"I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest." -- Alexandre Dumas (fils)