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Comment Maybe it's the filesystem? (Score 1) 472

My absolutely puny hardware (all 5+ years old, or netbooks) does not experience this problem at all running different releases of Ubuntu. I did notice that Transmission sometimes chewed up too much processor when I had 10+ torrents going, but my bulk drive was NTFS. After I formatted it to ext4, even that went away. I routinely copy multiple GB files intra-drive, inter-drive, and intranetwork while browsing, youtubing, etc.

Maybe you're using an NTFS filesystem that isn't as efficient?

Again, my hardware is majorly obsolete. My only "multicore" setup is on a hyperthreading Atom.

Comment Re:Closed captions for internet streaming video. (Score 1) 296

Why should NBC strip the captioning data that is already encoded in their OTA broadcasts when streaming it over the internet?

If the data is already available, they should be required to display it. IMO, NBC's refusal to display this data, when they already have exhibited the capability to do so, seems to be a deliberate middle finger to the hard of hearing.

Comment Closed captions for internet streaming video. (Score 1) 296

Video that is streamed over the internet, that would be required to have closed captions if transmitted over the airwaves, should be required to transmit those captions.

Eg, NBC captions all (or almost all) of their content when broadcast, but only a limited selection of NBC content is captioned on

Even worse, Netflix ( transmits content that almost universally has closed captioning data available, but transmits none of it when internet streaming.

Comment Re:Just incredible! (Score 1) 283

With a 20 ms period, the frequency (f = 1/T) is 50 Hz.

You seem to be also confused about the units.
1 second = 1 second. Once per second is 1 Hz.
1 second = 1000 milliseconds (ms). Once per ms is 1000 Hz or 1 kHz.
1 millisecond = 1000 microseconds (us). Once per us is 1000000 Hz or 1 MHz.
1 microsecond = 1000 nanoseconds (ns). Once per ns is 1000000000 Hz or 1GHz.

Comment Wrong Tone, wrong conclusion (Score 1) 445

The difference is due process of law, with oversight and consent of the people, versus totalitarian law.


"We scrutinise each one to ensure that it adheres to both the letter and the spirit of the law before complying, and do our best to notify the subject named in any such requests to give them the opportunity to object."

One can hardly expect Google to do much more than that, beyond hiring their own mercenary army to keep law enforcement out of your free web-hosted email account.

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money. -- Kim Hubbard