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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.

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