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Comment: Re:Why are the Loser Squad still walking free? (Score 1) 80

by marcello_dl (#48679243) Attached to: Lizard Squad Targets Tor

They should not bother being behind the attacks. They can just wait a lil longer until auntie and nephew both agree when a politician comes up on TV shouting: Damn hackers! we need internet regulation!

The (cyber) antagonists, are likely useful idiots when two things occur:
1- their target is made of mostly normal people, and does not involve structural damage or structural revolution of the status quo.
2- their act gets lots of attention in the media.

One would be really antagonist if you made useful FOSS, new ways of generating energy, 3d printing breakthroughs, direct democracy schemes.

Comment: Re:Wait a minute... (Score 2) 183

by marcello_dl (#48664877) Attached to: Devuan Progress Report Published

If dyne is a foundation, I don't see why there must be another entity for Devuan, since the objectives are the same. It's like 300â down the drain yearly for mere bureaucracy. If a bunch of devuan devs got elected to "lead" the distro and dyne.org staff did not respect their decisions, dyne would be a hindrance, but I'd wait for this to happen and or provide some substance to your fraud accusation. AFAIK, a foundation would need accounting tricks or no funds appropriation can take place.

Comment: Re:Life form? (Score 1) 390

In other words, life is chaos x time in the context of some rules.
As an oversimplified example, fill a conway's game of life world with noise and let it go for a while.

What aquires, for whatever reasons, characteristics that make it easy for it to persist, eventually persists.

I still prefer the genesis definition grow, multiply, populate (adapt for you dawinian newfags).

Comment: Re:Land of the free (Score 3, Interesting) 580

by marcello_dl (#48626125) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

You don't do that, you pick the useful idiots, provoke them a bit and then treat them as dangerous.And even if they are dangerous who are they gonna go after? Hackers have all the info on sony execs, but who really owns it? Who really dictate its policies? PHBs make insane amount of money not because they are worth them, they do because they follow the rules of the system.

Comment: Re:Not really missing vinyl (Score 1, Troll) 433

by marcello_dl (#48595823) Attached to: Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

The difference in the steps, AKA quantization noise, is minimal since smoothing is applied. But the DA conversion vs. the groove picked up magnetically is possibly the culprit, together with different compression, while noise and different EQ response are less significant factors (simply adding some vinyl noise and EQ profile to digital does not make it sound like vinyl).
Possibly, the less linear analog chain is somehow more pleasing for the ear.

Then there is the issue of stereo encoding on the single groove, which limits the source material in ways which might actually be good for listening (impossible to have big phase differences in the bass range or the record skips).

I would still not classify vinyl as better than digital, it's just different.
Hipsters should anyway concentrate on more esoteric stuff, like hi end analog tape, or analog satellite HD transmissions (still unrivalled IMHO)

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