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Comment: Re:No. (Score 1) 502

It really isn't. Onboard sound is indeed "good enough," but that's not mutually exclusive with sound cards being worth it if you can afford them. Onboard sound no longer sucks so bad that you can notice the flaws without any basis of comparison, but when you DO have one, the benefits of the more expensive stuff are immediately apparent. Much richer bass, and cranking the volume doesn't flatten the sound or cause crackling. I'm using onboard sound now, because I can't afford an upgrade, but I definitely notice what I'm missing from when I did have a real soundcard. It's not nearly as important with gaming, but if you're listening to music, you can only miss the difference if you're completely tin-eared.

Comment: Maybe soon the people will do the math... (Score 1) 364

by bistromath007 (#47420775) Attached to: The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere
It is sometimes said by people who support gun rights that we need them in the event it ever becomes necessary to overthrow the government. That's what the right was established for, after all.

"That's ridiculous," opponents say. "You can't fight the federal government! They can just fly right over you and destroy your whole army with half a thought."

Leaving aside that guerrilla warfare works just fine against them everywhere else in the world, we can now say "no, they can't." They are too busy having our money stolen from them by the companies that are supposed to make the jets.

Comment: The VW analogy seems faulty. (Score 1) 255

by bistromath007 (#47379427) Attached to: Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice
Isn't this more like if almost all the employees at McDonald's were also dealing drugs out the back door? Pretty sure all the franchise owners would at least be investigated/harassed out of business in that case. Not saying it's right, but it makes way more sense than the car thing.

Comment: Re:Rationale for the ban is??? (Score 1) 199

by bistromath007 (#47310389) Attached to: FAA Bans Delivering Packages With Drones
a) actually sounds pretty reasonable. The number of people who want to drop $300 on a drone just to fuck around with it is much smaller than the number of people who would be willing to invest $300 into a piece of business infrastructure that will wind up smashing through somebody's window.

Comment: Re: I've heard slashdot is behind the times... (Score 1) 166

Oh, god dammit I hate the mobile site. That is not what my post looked like when I pushed the button.

The first part should read as follows. "The solution here isn't less lecturing, it's teaching people what notes are actually for and how to properly take them. I would generally be considered a 'visual learner...'"

Why the hell can't somebody make a droid app with posting functionality that isn't even more broken than m.slashdot.org?

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