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Comment Re:Doesn't matter. (Score 2, Informative) 80

Windows is far superior to Mac OS X. So is Linux.

Having been a user of all three, and a developer on all three, systems for many years, I actually know what I'm talking about.

I would readily recommend Windows workstations and, for some tasks, servers. I would readily recommend Linux for servers. I have written software for both. I would not recommend Macs for anything, as the hardware is unimpressive and not different from anything any other PC manufacturer makes, and the software is stifling and foam-padded so as not to be "unfriendly". Personally, I find that exact quality to be rather unfriendly in and of itself.

So if you need a Fisher-Price computer, and you feel you need to pay double the market rate for it, by all means, buy an Apple. And don't be too sad when your "new" computer is poorly supported, gets cut off from necessary updates, and bogs down under the "burden" of minor software updates over the course of the next two years. Everyone who has ever bought a Mac certainly understands your pain.

I used to be a fanboi like you, and if you don't believe me, check my username.

Comment Re:Hmm, maybe (Score 1) 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:obviously they should track the sun (Score 1) 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.

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