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Comment: Re:Even versions of Windows the good ones? (Score 1) 346

by aitikin (#47451503) Attached to: Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

I'm kind of lost on your choice of numbering. I would say that even versions suck and odd versions are great, but I don't know which one your referencing with each number. In my eyes, it's safe to say that every other major one

I guess I've always been confused about the numbering. Considering Windows 3, then there was 95, 98, 98SE (Second Edition, which was rock solid IMHO), ME (which was so awful I can't blame them for trying to forget it ever happened), XP, Vista, then we have seven. Even if you discount 95-98SE as 1 version of Windows, that gives us, 4 (95-98SE), 5 (ME), 6 (XP), 7 (Vista), then Windows 7Guess I'm kinda lost. Or are we supposed to treat 95-ME as all one version? That'd be kinda idiotic considering ME was definitely way different (ME took real DOS away for the first time, in case you're unaware), and even in 9x Windows versions there were some serious differences.

Comment: Re:Good for them (Score 1) 138

by aitikin (#47451125) Attached to: Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

define sold out, they're fairly wealthy, adding another distribution channel isn't really selling out...

No, but taking away distribution channels for money is. You could, as of last check, watch all the episodes online on Now you will only have select episodes and new episodes. That sounds like selling out to me.

Comment: I have to wonder (Score 4, Informative) 239

by aitikin (#47371341) Attached to: Following EU Ruling, BBC Article Excluded From Google Searches
If Google is really just trying to show how flawed this is. After all, if you search him (I popped over to as I'm in the US) that blog certainly does not come up, but about the entire first page of hits (especially if you throw bbc in as well) is about how that page will not come up because of this ruling...

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 45

by aitikin (#47371033) Attached to: Google Acquires Curated Music Service Songza

> (I've seen vinyl rips in FLAC where each track is upwards of 350MB)

That's a stretch.

192Khz * 24-bit = 576KB/s = ~35MB/min

350MB would be 10 minutes long uncompressed

That's for one track, not stereo. It would actually be about 69.12 MB/min or 4.14 GB/hr uncompressed, so, using conservative estimates, 3.105GB/hr FLAC.

Most people are wise enough not to bother with 192KHz, although some could argue for 96KHz, which still puts you at about half of the figures I stated above for a stereo track. 350MB is a 35 minute album done in 44.1KHz/16 bit at uncompressed or likely 44.1KHz and 24 bit done in FLAC or with really good FLAC compression, 48 KHz/24 bit.

This brings up a quick question for the GP, Joe, with the size of hard drives/solid state these days, why should you be so worried about file size? Audio quality makes a big difference in both perception and experience. 350MB for a high quality (audio quality not necessarily musical) album is a better way to enjoy a good (musical) album than a crummy 256 kbps MP3.

Comment: Re:No voice control? (Score 1) 88

by aitikin (#47363227) Attached to: Automotive Grade Linux Released For Open Source Cars
Or someone pays for a license for speech to text implementations. Just because it's Linux, doesn't mean there can't be commercial software on it, commercial licenses available, etc. The kernel should not have non-open source code in it (although, there's ways around this ala nVidia drivers), but other than that, why would it matter that Linux doesn't have open sourced speech to text and patents aren't in the public domain?

Comment: Re:No (Score 4, Interesting) 218

by aitikin (#47276567) Attached to: It's Not a Car, It's a Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycle (Video)

Not only is it NOT A MOTORCYCLE! the person talking about it has never ridden a motorcycle.

which is easier on the driver's legs than putting a foot down the way you do while riding most motorcycles.

First all motorcycles. Not most. Second. Who the hell ever pulled up to a stop while riding and thought "Fuck. I have to put my feet down again!"?

Not all. Like it or not "trikes" are considered and labelled motorcycles. As such, your statement is not accurate.

Second, I know a number of people who dislike it due to weaker legs/ankle injuries/etc (and thus, are attracted moreso to the trikes, which, for the record, I HATE).

Comment: Re:Kind of see their point... (Score 1) 207

by aitikin (#47249701) Attached to: Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order
So if you're using my server without my permission and I tell you to stop right away, you're going to be extremely distrustful of me in any attempts of "amicable negotiation" later? Shouldn't I be the one distrustful of you?! (Or, in the non-analogous format, shouldn't IKEA be distrustful of someone using their property without permission?!)

Comment: Re:Kind of see their point... (Score 0) 207

by aitikin (#47247985) Attached to: Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order

Yes, that's the wrong way. Allowing lawyers to run free and wild without any thought towards what it's going to look like when you're major fan base starts hating you.

No, that's the ONLY way in the US from my understanding (IANAL). They have a legal requirement to use and defend their trademark or they will lose it.

Comment: Re:What about flat cards? (Score 1) 142

If the customer issues a chargeback, Chang's doesn't have a leg to stand on.

If the bank doesn't side with the merchant -- photographic evidence is sufficient for any court...

Bullshit. I'm in sales, my company's lost chargebacks with "photographic evidence" plenty of times. The bank sides with their client, the customer almost all the time.

Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts down the system for days.