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Comment: Re:Cinema speakers can be damaged too (Score 1) 526

by admiralfurburger (#46209341) Attached to: Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

Agree with the premise of certain types of tones definitely being speaker killers.
BUT, JBL builds easily damaged drivers. I've got a pair of 36" JBL cellular horns. The 50w JBL drivers weigh about 8 pounds each & were nothing but trouble. Replaced them with 50w Altec Lansing drivers that weigh over 30 pounds each. That was in 1993. Haven't had a problem since...

And to n3r0.m4dski11z, the 4632 handles the following wattages:
LF: 800W
MF: 200W
HF: 50W
It's probably the 50W HF driver that goes. Those ones look about 1/2 the size of the 50 watters I had, that were consistently releasing the magic smoke...

Comment: With apologies to R.E.M. (Score 1) 164

by admiralfurburger (#46194153) Attached to: German Domain Registrar Liable For Copyright Infringement

"It's The End Of Slashdot As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"

That's great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes, an aeroplane, and Rob Malda is not afraid

Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn
Dice serves its own needs, don't misserve your own needs
Feed it up a knock, speed, grunt, no, strength
The ladder starts to clatter with a fear of height, down, height
Wire in a fire, represent the seven games
And a government for hire and a comment site
Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the Furries breathing down your neck

Team by team, reporters baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped
Look at that low plane, fine, then
Uh-oh, overflow, population, beta group
But it'll do, save yourself, serve yourself
Dice serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed
Tell me with the Rapture and the reverent in the right, right
You vitriolic, patriotic, slam fight, bright light
Feeling pretty psyched

It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it
It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it
It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it, and I feel fine

Six o'clock, TV hour, don't get caught in Slashbeta
Slashdot and burn, return, listen to yourself churn
Lock him in uniform, book burning, bloodletting
Every motive escalate, automotive incinerate
Light a candle, light a motive, step down, step down
Watch your heel crush, crush, uh-oh
This means no fear, cavalier, renegade and steering clear
A tournament, a tournament, a tournament of lies
Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives, and I'm gone

It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it (I had some time alone)
It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it (I had some time alone)
It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it, and I feel fine (It's time I had some time alone)
I feel fine (I feel fine)

It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it, and I feel fine (It's time I had some time alone)

The other night I dreamt a nice continental drift divide
Mountains sit in a line, CmdrTaco
Soulskill, Samzenpus, and Cowboyneal
Wedding proposal, omg ponies, goatse.cx, boom
You symbiotic, patriotic, slam but neck, right? Right

It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it, and I feel fine (It's time I had some time alone)

It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it
It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it
It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it, and I feel fine (It's time I had some time alone)

It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it, and I feel fine (It's time I had some time alone)

It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the Slashdot as we know it, and I feel fine (It's time I had some time alone)

(It's time I had some time alone)

Comment: zoom zoom zoom (Score 1) 558

by admiralfurburger (#44484279) Attached to: Campaign To Kill CAPTCHA Kicks Off

I am vision impaired & *had* a hard time with captchas.

Until I remembered that in firefox, ctrl+ zooms.

When I run into a captcha, I hit ctl+ a few times, fill out the captcha & submit.

Then I hit ctrl- a few times to get it back to the appropriate size. Yes, I know about ctrl0, but I already run most pages a little zoomed.

Every single person I have shown this to, vision impaired or not, no longer has a problem with captchas...

pass it on!

Comment: Re:that explains something that happened to me (Score 2) 154

Not only do they exist, they're kind of interesting tech. The camera has a *visible* light filter, right next to it is a high power IR light. That keeps them able to read plates at night, with out getting blinded by headlights. The system ties into the in car laptop. When it hits, if their are other windows in the foreground, it beeps a couple times, then if no action is taken, pushes itself to the top. Around here, they use cellular internet, to continuosly upload all the data to computers at the station. No data retention policy, either...

Know several people that have been pulled over / arrested for unpaid / late payments on traffic tickets. Got my car stolen, they drove it 7 miles & walked away, took over a month for them to find it sitting there, legally parked...

Comment: Re:Is anyone surprised? (Score 1) 103

by admiralfurburger (#40293273) Attached to: Google and Facebook Top Biggest Web Tracker List

I use Firefox for my browsing, Epiphany for facebook & chrome for google services. For all intents & purposes, this is how a lot of people use a single browser. 2 or 3 windows, with 1/2 a dozen (or 50) tabs in each. My windows are just different applications, isolated from each other... If I want to browse a link I see in the google or facebook windows, I copy & paste it to the browse window.

If I'm going someplace I'm really concerned about, I pop in a live cd of my favorite low profile distro, puppy linux, & reboot without saving when done...

Track that!

Comment: Re:You joke about DC (Score 1) 386

:The reason is that DC only requires as single cable - which can be supported by quite a thin little pole (the ground itself can be the return line)."

You can do that with AC, also. It's called SWER http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-wire_earth_return works with ac OR dc...

Comment: Now made in Germany (Score 2) 307

by admiralfurburger (#40008759) Attached to: An 8,000 Ton Giant Made the Jet Age Possible

It wasn't repaired, it was replaced. It has 14 main heavy components. This article: http://aciers.free.fr/index.php/2010/10/01/siempelkamp-breaks-own-world-record-us/ Says the German company made the 14 main heavy components...

Google docs has an interesting 14 page manual for the beast, but slashdot thinks the url is too long...

Comment: Re:There was nothing in the comment to censor (Score 1) 155

Actually. I've seen the error before. In this thread http://forums.joerogan.net/showthread.php?t=222090&highlight=facebook&page=6 WARNING: The Rogan board is very definitely NSFW, and this thread is not safe for lunch. I think you have to register to see the pictures. It's the first one on that page, from 4/08/12

Comment: Re:We had a good one like that (Score 1) 426

by admiralfurburger (#34234422) Attached to: Windows Phone Permanently Modifies MicroSD Cards, Warns Samsung

Hmmmm, I think I still have a box of those around. They were used for hooking up NEC Multisync II monitors(DB9) to VGA cards...
I think I may have herniated a braincell remembering that. Don't get me started on using cga monitors on an ega card. Or going monochrome on Windows 3.1, gah!

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