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Comment Re:Hmm, maybe (Score 1) 213 213

When you have a noise "digital side" in close physical proximity to the analog "side", perhaps in a mobile device, then the "analog and digital sides" definitely do mix. It's entirely possible that these cards make an audible difference in various playback devices ... doesn't seem too likely but the effect that Sony is trying to reduce is similar to how placing a cell phone next to some playback devices induces audible differences. Plus, the best way to deal with noise is to prevent it in the first place!, not attempt to filter it out (I assume that's what you mean by "dealt with") "at the analog end of the audio circuit."

Comment Re:read your contract (Score 1) 216 216

except if they do nothing (or next to it) they will almost certaintly make less profit than if they implement agressive anti-fraud measuers, so "you goddamn better believe they'll do everything in their power to ensure that they can reach that" maximal profit "state"

Comment Re:obviously they should track the sun (Score 1) 327 327

The vast majority of systems are mounted with short standoffs (6in) to the roof surface. Changing to a tracker would probably cost double or more. You save massively on installation costs when you can take advantage of west/south/east facing inclined planes that roofs represent. Also consider that many customers have upwards of two dozen modules, so it's no small feet to move all of them. The reason that systems face south is to maximize overall production. The best solution is to combine this with a storage system so that all that great production can be buffered and meted out as needed over the course of a whole day.

Comment Re:Toronto Municipal Gov't divided (Score 1) 169 169

All forms of commercial driving require special licensing, except this gray area that companies like Uber and Lyft have created/exploited. The simple fact is commercial drivers are on the road far more and special considerations need to be made to account for that.

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