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Comment: Re:Article is doomed to failure, but PulseAudio is (Score 1) 815

by Saval (#29792475) Attached to: PulseAudio Creator Responds To Critics

No its not. Video playback with an audio lag of several seconds? Not good.

You're confusing synchronization and latency. There's no particular reason you can't buffer up a few seconds of audio, yet make sure that audio is played exactly when the video calls for it.

For many uses you can (and should) buffer few secs of audio and video, but there are definitely cases where it's not possible. One case for example is realtime audio effects. You get audio stream from audiocard input, do processing and send stuff to audiocard output. You just can't have latency of more than few ms between input and output. So no buffering

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Cows That Burp Less Methane to Be Bred 366 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the belching-bovines dept.
Canadian scientists are breeding a type of cow that burps less, in an attempt to reduce greenhouse gases. Cows are responsible for almost 75% of total methane emissions, mostly coming from burps. Stephen Moore, professor of agricultural, food and nutritional science at the University of Alberta, hopes the refined bovines will produce 25 per cent less methane. Nancy Hirshberg, spokesman for Stonyfield Farm says, "If every US dairy farmer reduced emissions by 12 per cent it would be equal to about half a million cars being taken off the road."
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Ubuntu 9.04 Daily Build Boots In 21.4 Seconds 654

Posted by timothy
from the spurious-precision-is-2.6-times-better dept.
Pizzutz writes "Softpedia reports that Ubuntu 9.04 Boots in 21.4 Seconds using the current daily build and the newly supported EXT4 file system. From the article: 'There are only two days left until the third Alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) will be available (for testing), and... we couldn't resist the temptation to take the current daily build for a test drive, before our usual screenshot tour, and taste the "sweetness" of that evolutionary EXT4 Linux filesystem. Announced on Christmas Eve, the EXT4 filesystem is now declared stable and it is distributed with version 2.6.28 of the Linux kernel and later. However, the good news is that the EXT4 filesystem was implemented in the upcoming Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 3 a couple of days ago and it will be available in the Ubuntu Installer, if you choose manual partitioning.' I guess it's finally time to reformat my /home partition..."

Comment: Re:Usability Glitch? (Score 1) 366

by Saval (#25552045) Attached to: Finnish E-Voting System Loses 2% of Votes

no it's poor design and poor (probably not existent) testing.

They intended to vote so where is the buzzer/audio feedback along the different stages of the process.

How about the big warning when no vote was cast.

How about not returning the card until the proces is complete - think atm machine.

Software design these days no one pays attention to detail...

How about using the current system, which works well, is simple and is easily verified...

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