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Comment: Re:And what of upselling? (Score 1) 604

Have you read a sports page lately?
If you have then you read the future of all newspapers, the sports page now is mostly written by software engines.
It won't be long till the rest of the newspaper is as well.

Except for the mail in opinion pieces, it will take an ai to handle the double think and such.

Comment: Re:Sorry They're Changing (Score 1) 478

by Truekaiser (#48220387) Attached to: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

Sorry but then your company then goes under after a large percentage of your customer base returns your products after they stop working.
You can spec the designs ALL you want to use authentic chips, but when your company's accounting department sees they can save a few cents to a buck per device by using the less than authentic chip. You're pretty much sunk.
Even if the accounting department agrees with you, and you get the company you work for to have boots on the ground in your manufacturing plants to make sure you use authentic parts. Even then you can't tell the chip is authentic until you destructively open it up and look at the silicon.

To put it bluntly as long as they exist the entire apparatus of the corporate machine is geared to use them because they provide the exact same function as the authentic chips at a lower price.

Comment: Re:Pulseaudio is a synthom, It's not to blame. (Score 1) 284

by Truekaiser (#48178383) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

The difference is that the company behind OSS was using them so they did not have to pay a cent and then turn around and sell the result to customers of UNIX and BSD as a complete drop in sound system.
And at the same time try to get linux users to pay them for using it.

Comment: Re:Pulseaudio is a synthom, It's not to blame. (Score 1) 284

by Truekaiser (#48178001) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Yes until 4front tells the linux kernel devs to 'fsck off and thank you for developing our lead software product for unix, for free. oh and btw you're no longer allowed to use OSS anymore.'
Which is what they did with the previous OSS version that was in the kernel.

The only programs that I have encountered that don't work well with alsa without the need for a sound system on top of alsa are the ones with project leads that purposefully don't follow ALSA documentation.
Zsnes and Bsnes are perfect examples.

Comment: Welcome to audio hell. (Score 1) 3

by Truekaiser (#48173963) Attached to: Stop PulseAudio from changing sound settings ?

I myself was forced to install pulseaudio if i wanted to use the linux version of steam. I feel it is not needed as streaming software does a better job than network transparent audio and we did not need yet another audio server with ALSA turning on DMIX by default. But i had to install it nonetheless. since then it's been a constant chore to tweak the number of audio segments and lengths of said segments to get all audio applications to play nicely without stuttering or skin curling noise!

Comment: Not surprised. (Score 1, Insightful) 993

Troll dev complaining when he gets trolled?

I do not take people's word for it when they claim serious things like getting actual valid death threats online. If you have one the first thing the police tell you to do is shut up about it in public forums least you scare away the person before they catch them.

In any formula, constants (especially those obtained from handbooks) are to be treated as variables.