And then hire some cisco-approved "experts" to recommend you the latest configuratable ipv6 fancy-pants 100Gig routers for each classroom. They will give fancy "the future is here" 3D presentations to the principal and board, and make sure you loose every last dime that could have purchased time with real educators and industry experts to actually help educate.
You can "enterprise-deploy" iOS devices and then sign your own apps. That's what large institutions do.
The real question, android fanboys, is, WHY A FREAKING TABLET AT ALL?
Well, just sayin', maybe kids would be naturally curious about other things too?
Like, I dunno, science and math? Reading interesting books? Dropping eggs off the side of a building in various contraptions? Shooting rubber bands in a contest? Observing the weather each day? Planting stuff? Estimating quantities of items? Playing musical instruments? Drawing? Making things out of scraps of material? Exploring mathematics without a calculator and a test?
Oh, right, this stuff isn't digital, doesn't cost enough money, and requires additional effort form the teacher other than watching kids play on ipads while they play on facebook themselves.
And now they want to become an ISP? Hmm...
Teach kids stuff: fail
Deploy iPads: fail
Become ISP? FAIL
Why does it have to be a tablet? How about hiring a scientist or an engineer to come to each class room for a few hours a week. Guarantee you'd get your mileage there.
Given how these will be used, I doubt there will be much difference except for the cost. Either way it is a complete waste.
You've got this exactly correct. Educate. Don't waste our money, time, and most importantly, our students' childhood on a "device."
I guarantee you that if I were educating students with a chalkboard I could do better than a moron with the latest iPad. Or google tablet or whatever.
Let's get better teachers and better materials, not more technology.
"Oh, but our kids won't learn how to use Office XYZ and Windows F" Big deal. They can pick that up pretty quick any time. Let's get them THINKING and LEARNING first.
I hear that system is a real POS.
It's not an edge case. The random number generator should not be seeded only by a PID.
Hello Theo, the 1970s called, they want their random number generator back...
Or a bad developer that assumes the PRNG is "good".
It's not a minor flaw. Getting the same PID causes the same random numbers to return, that is a major flaw and something I would not have expected from an OpenSSL fork.
They might as well have written it in bash(ie, RANDOM=$$, seeds the random number generator with the current PID), this is ridiculous. It should be HARD to get the same random number twice.
It's a good thing nobody uses this yet.
A standard PC power supply is extremely noisy. So are the regulators near the CPU. Computer power supplies do not have real noise requirements because a digital system like a computer will be essentially uneffected by noise until it reaches extreme amounts.
Any PSU can pick up noise from the mains, it is the good PSUs that deal with it properly.
See here's the thing. You changed something in you system and you think it "sounds better" and your wife agrees.
Well, what about it was better? Did you change it back to see if the change reverted? Did you then test your perceived changes with any kind of quantitative testing equipment?
What you have recounted thus far is about as reliable as those commercials on TV for the "gambler's charm" where they have a person say they "felt much luckier" with it. And this is a typical audiophile recount.
I once knew one of these folks that paid $500 for a standard IEC power cable for their preamplifier. I reminded them that the wiring in the wall of the apartment was shit, but he insisted he could "feel" the difference, though it was not describable in any way past that.
There are differences, it's not all smoke an mirrors.
The first time I really noticed a low-quality external converter was when I purchased a replacement from brand X. Their new converter did not sound right to me at all. A few minutes with the scope showed me why, slew rate was so bad it couldn't pass a 1khz square wave without significant slewing.
A client of mine had another box from this company, using it as a microphone input. The analog circuitry was very very bad. Once you got the mic up to the appropriate gain level (for close-up speaking), the noise floor came up to maybe -30dBfs or so. This is one of the cheaper units, around $200.
I have recorded in studios with "the best of the best" in recording gear. There is a lot of pseudo-engineering and trickery around many devices, but there definitely are a lot of shitty intro-level ADCs and DACs. Mandy of these intro-level devices are basically what is inside your PC, including cheap chinese-made switching power supplies near the analog i/o, maximum-compactness PCB layout, etc.
I won't argue about "gold monster cable" or similar smoke, but with these external "sound card boxes" there definitely are differences. Some are noticeable, some only in specific situations would bother anyone, and some are just marketing.
How much latency are we talking?
The cables do not make a difference. Considering the level of thermal noise and the difference between, say, 30 AWG wire and 16 AWG "monster cable" (we're talking about low-level shielded cable, right), the monster cable "difference" is below thermal noise.
If you are "hearing" the difference with better cables, you are most likely hearing the money and not the electrons. Not to say that there aren't such a thing as sub-par cables, but monster cable vs OEM pc cable, for consumer-line-level, please...
Prove me wrong, I dare you.