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Comment: Re:albeit costing three times as much (Score 1) 91

Yes, the AMD FX line has not had any updates since you last went shopping and it has gotten less and less competitive versus Intel's offerings, especially on single-threaded tasks and in work done per Watt. It was widely believed they were actually going to abandon that market segment entirely, but the new Zen architecture is now planned to to first appear as a revamped FX line.

Comment: Re:Disappointing (Score 1) 103

by mister_playboy (#49787271) Attached to: Microsoft Edge To Support Dolby Audio

Neither TrueHD or DTS-MA are ever included on DVDs, so your ripping example is nonsensical.

Ripping involves re-encoding, so just reencode the TrueHD audio on your BluRay rip as you do the video. If you believe that lossy DTS is "CD-quality" then the re-encoded-from-losseless audio should also be entirely acceptable.

Comment: Re:Obsessed with keeping government out of busines (Score 1) 289

by mister_playboy (#49721669) Attached to: North Carolina Still Wants To Block Municipal Broadband

USPS has given all sorts of indication it cannot get along with UPS/FedEx.

UPS and FexEx drop off truckloads of packages at local post offices for final delivery by USPS every single day. The terms used for this service are SurePost and SmartPost, respectively.

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