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Comment: Re:A "clipped" audio signal is still a valid signa (Score 0) 526

by fatphil (#46205161) Attached to: Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC
Ignore everything you just read on wikipedia, what you quoted isn't just wrong, it's 180 degrees wrong. A gently-ramped up signal that sits at the maximum value forever and a day and then gently ramps down has the *maximum area possible* under it, and yet is one of the safest waveforms to play to a driver.

Boycott Dell. Boycott slashdot. 23:23 here - I'm outahere, no other stories look interesting.

Comment: Re:Enough with this "fuck beta" nonsense. (Score 1) 249

by fatphil (#46194681) Attached to: Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Exchange Halts Trades
> whining about style changes.

If you're too stupid to have noticed the functional changes, then you're quite simply too stupid for pretty much anything. In particular as people have repeatedly whined about those functional changes.

Enjoy your dumbed-down slashdot beta, you sound like a perfect match for it.

Comment: Re:In before Fuck Beta (Score 1) 164

by fatphil (#46194431) Attached to: German Domain Registrar Liable For Copyright Infringement
Google finds that easily, but for the lazy:

Thanks for posting that.

See you on Technocrat, I hope...

Jeeeesus! I just got a 0.5s view of Beta. It burns the eyes its so ugly. Back button! Back button! Phew!

Comment: Re:Dataflow languages? (Score 1) 876

by fatphil (#46192457) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?
Not all.

I've seen some wonderful audio-processing (functional/mathematical) code which was entirely software in implementation, but entirely graphical in design. You could literally build your own Yamaha DX7 (pretty much all pads, almost every one had been reverse engineered/mimicked to within indistinguishability) from just drag-and-drop boxes and a single frequency input (dependent on the keypress, obviously).

I wish I'd written it myself, I'd been thinking about such a design for about a decade. Some Finn (IIRC, don't remember the name) beat me to it (no surprise really, my inertia is high). Respect to him.

And fuck slashdot beta

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 2) 578

by fatphil (#46191997) Attached to: US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online
If you can find a way of viewing them that does not involve NBC, then *you are saving NBC money* as they don't need to get as many bits to as many terminal devices. You're also not violating NBC's IP rights, as they are simply middlemen. However, most importantly, you are demonstrating that NBC is *not fucking necessary*. Data distributes itself remarkably easily, and doesn't need *blockages* like NBC to restrict its flow.

Every "distributor" should go bust - you are redundant, and have been for over a decade.

Comment: Dataflow languages? (Score 1) 876

by fatphil (#46191899) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?
They're inherently graphicalisable, as long as all of the building blocks fit inside nice small rectangles.

Having said that - ``|'' and ``>'' are graphical. So probably all shell programming is in part visual.

Having said that, that the fuck am I on?!?!?!? I write perl, and perl looks like ASCII art, it certainly doesn't look like text.

Mod down story, story bollocks.

Fuck beta.

Comment: Re:Go after the advertisers (Score 1) 2219

by fatphil (#46191841) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
> your just a noisy prick

A noisy prick with better grammar (or spelling depending on what mistake you think has been made) than you.

I'd rather listen to angry noisy people with conviction than people who just put up with whatever wave of shit washes over them next.

(Appologies for not invoking Skitt's Law in the above.)

Comment: Re:Alice doesn't work here anymore (Score 1) 207

by fatphil (#46187627) Attached to: Russia Bans Bitcoin
I have plenty more bile, don't worry.

Fuck Gaurav Kuchhal the fuckup, Head of Product at Slashdot.

That press release still mentions and quotes Alice Hill the fuckup. However it positions here clearly in "DICE" rather than Slashdot-anything.

Nothing is finished until the paperwork is done.