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Comment: Re: Good news! (Score 1) 216

by iluvcapra (#48672503) Attached to: Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

Schneier never said North Korea didn't do it, he said (at best) that he didn't know but that the public evidence available was circumstantial.

I'd be willing to entertain the possibility it wasn't North Korea if someone actually would propose an alternate theory and the evidence to back it up, instead of conspiracies based on cui bono rationalizations and the lazy supposition that our government always lies.

Comment: Re:uh - by design? (Score 1) 160

by iluvcapra (#48668043) Attached to: Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector

I know your kind too well; luckily I know no one younger than 60 that actually goes around telling that you "need a console" for low-latency monitoring. Unless they're analogue purists or console fanboys -- you know, marketing.

Simple physics alone is going to dictate that sub 5ms latency is pretty much impossible without your cables being a foot long once you take all the signal pathways, processing overhead, etc. in a piece of hardware into account.

I am A BIT surprised that someone with so much experience would post a picture of a Mackie 1404 in a china hutch as an example of "pro audio," and would seem to be unaware of the fact that a foot is about 0.8 nanoseconds. Also you seem to be confused about the actual terms of the dispute: Thunderbolt can do low latency, USB cannot, while latency in the studio is an issue, the only question here is wether or not your DAWs inputs and outputs are in sync.

Comment: Re:Interesting. I'd think the opposite (Score 1) 197

by jellomizer (#48667981) Attached to: The World Is Not Falling Apart

I haven't seen any president being the best person for the job.
Obama won, because he ran flawless campaigns. Greatly reduced the amount of dirt that can be dug up. Any dirt that was, was treated well and marginalized.

2008 - People were tired of Bush, so any democrat had a chance. McCain, was too old, so people needed to judge the VP candidate as well, and Palian was just the worst pick you could make. For a candidate who needed to push a moderate campaign.

2012 - Romney failed to make himself genuine. Being very conservative for the primary, then trying to seem moderate for the main election just didn't work.

Sure being black helped the democrat party solidify a base who often had low voter turnout to vote, as well a lot of people wanted to see things differently. But all in all it was about how good of a marketing campaign it was.

Comment: My Kids Nostalgia will be different from mine! (Score 1) 57

by jellomizer (#48667859) Attached to: The History of the NORAD/Microsoft and Google Santa Trackers

NORAD A military organization designed to blast communist out of the skies.
Google A for profit organisation that makes its money off of selling adds and offers a bunch of free services in return to having those adds in front of you.

So you are against capitalism however you are supporting the organization that is designed to track and kill people who are against capitalism (just as long as they are flying)

In general NORAD tracking of Santa is a gimmick to help bring up good will towards the organization. Because this started happening during the hottest part of the Cold War and the military was considered the keeper of all the newest and coolest technology. After the cold war companies tend to have the cooler technology. Transitioning to Google is a natural thing.

When your kids grow up and they will find that tracking Santa will be done with some other technology and organization they will feel like they are missing something because they will have nostalgia that doesn't match yours.

BTW Santa for generations is the symbol for consumerism. The reason why kids like him because he is the one that gives them toys. When I was a kid I didn't care about family time or any of the other true meanings of Christmas, I was all about ID and Ego (No Super Ego) and it was all about me getting cool stuff, and a little about seeing what other stuff people got.

Comment: Re:uh - by design? (Score 1) 160

by iluvcapra (#48667541) Attached to: Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector

Yamaha's piece is marketing for their own software, Nuendo, which is meant to run on ASIO and they're trying to downplay its deficiencies for tracking.

You seem to have heard of a mixing console, that's good, but a really common setup is to have 20 or 30 microphones coming into the analogue console, passing to Pro Tools, playing back with a few hundred channels of prerecords, getting down mixed in Pro Tools to 96 channels, and then those channels coming up on the console on the tape inputs. And the sound on the tape outputs still has to be tolerably in sync with the sound coming in on the microphones. This kind of situation happens all the time in music tracking.

In any case, a lot of people don't even have mixing consoles anymore, all of the monitor mixes and mix down are done in the box, and mixing is done on a control surface like an Euphonics/Avid S6 or a Yamaha Rivage. The Yamaha article is state-of-the-art for 1996, we've moved on quite a bit since then -- unless you're Dave Grohl and you're making obnoxious documentaries apeing the Good Old Days (while strangely trying to have it both ways when Trent Reznor is on the screen). Consoles are history, because we have low-latency monitoring "in the box."

Look, I'm a sound designer in Los Angeles, I've been doing it for 15 years, do you actually have any experience with digital audio? Or are you just a slashdotter who's working backwards from something you Googled about audio to first principles?

Comment: Re:uh - by design? (Score 1) 160

by iluvcapra (#48667235) Attached to: Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector

Avid's entry level Pro Tools HD system is thunderbolt-based. I know at least a dozen people that use it for professional work every day. This is the industry-standard equipment, particularly if you're not going to buy cards.

USB can do bandwidth for a few audio channels but you need PCIe or Thunderbolt if you want to have a few hundred tracks and still have under 5 milliseconds latency, and you generally need that if you're tracking or comping.

Comment: Re:Of course there is a focus on the negative (Score 3, Insightful) 197

by jellomizer (#48666277) Attached to: The World Is Not Falling Apart

Not always. If the media makes it seem like things are getting worse overall. That would tell people the direction they are going in is wrong and will backtrack to the older ways when they were better.

You have sites like Fox News turning relatively moderate conservatives into extream conservatives. Due to the flood of negativity poison. Where before many issues were not a big deal or some supported it, now have became a polarizing issue.

Most of our judgment is based off of emotions, yes even the pro-science, well educated crowd. So misrepresented facts can cause a call to action where one isn't needed

Comment: Re:Lots of Interview but no job... yet (Score 2) 45

by jellomizer (#48658943) Attached to: Using Your Open-Source Contributions To Land a Full-Time Job

I have been part of the hiring team at a lot of companies. There are a lot of factors to choose a person or not.
1. Technicnical skills are important but not the main factor. There is a minimum bar that needs to be crossed. After that the points don't go much higher after that.

2. Industry experience. Tech companies are not just tech companies. Amazon is retail, Apple is hardware focused, PayPal is financial, Netflix is entertainment, and Comcast is infrastructural. The technology supports the core business. Every industry has its own set of buzzwords they may have industry standard protocols and a unique culture. I work in healthcare myself. And I see some tech people coming in from other sectors and they feel like they are just fresh out of school again.

3. Personality and motivation. Oddly enough if they just don't like you, you will probably not get the job. We all know the stereotypical dilbert Wally, who is the guy who finds ways to avoid work. No body really wants they type of guy so we try our best to make sure these people don't go in. Also on the flip side if we think you are too ambitious you will feel board at the position you are applying for and will leave shortly as the job may be too humdrum for you.

4. Professionalism. It isn't the 90s any more and most places are not going to hire any tech guy they can get their hands on. They will want someone who has a degree of professionalism with them. Not someone who they will be afraid to show in front of a customer.

Comment: Re:Who will get (Score 2) 359

by ScentCone (#48657681) Attached to: North Korean Internet Is Down

... Dragnet from 1968 or 1969 showing the situation after the assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. ... You take the afros and 60s cars out of that episode and it could have been made yesterday.

Except Michael Brown was no Martin Luther King. King would have been appalled by the circumstances into which Brown's family launched him through neglect of his character. King would have been disgusted by Brown, who spend the morning smoking dope, robbing a convenience store to get more supplies, and then assaulting a cop. King would likewise have been disgusted by people chanting in the streets about things that didn't happen, outraged by their willingness to destroy people's property and burn down their neighborhood businesses, or shout in large organized groups about wanting to see dead cops NOW!

No, things are very different now than they were even 20 years ago. Worse, when it comes to that sort of thing.

Comment: Re:About Fucking Time (Score 1) 435

by ScentCone (#48657607) Attached to: In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

What was he supposed to do - fly in with super speed and drag Bin Laden off to prison?

Well I definitely give you points for being so tenacious in your attempt to pretend you still understand the conversation.

Another poster says that people are wrong to point out Obama's failures, because look at all of the things HE accomplished. Except, HE didn't do those things. He's not responsible for them. The Bin Laden take-down had essentially zero to do with him or any policy on his part, other than, "Yeah, keep doing what you started doing under Bush, until we get that guy." I'm pointing out that the person trying to fish around for some way to show Obama as a success, is attributing to him personally things for which he is not responsible. But you keep attacking that straw man, if it makes you feel better. Nobody is fooled, and I doubt you're even fooling yourself.

Comment: meh. (Score 1) 275

by JustNiz (#48654127) Attached to: TSA Has Record-Breaking Haul In 2014: Guns, Cannons, and Swords

Anyone who tries to take a gun or chainsaw on a plane is a moron, but making people leave their nail clippers etc is bullshit.
What about martial artists who's hands alone are far more lethal than some stupid pointy keyring? How come they dont stop them from flying? I'm surprised that the TSA hasn't already tried to make everyone fly in handcuffs.

Comment: Re:Broadcast TV viewer here (Score 1) 268

by Overzeetop (#48647379) Attached to: Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

It was probably sarcastic, but from a cost standpoint the GP has a point. Fox gives their signal "for free" OTA and makes money on advertising. Seems like the distributors could reverse the table if they wanted to play hardball. What good is a phone is you are unable to speak?

You know you've been spending too much time on the computer when your friend misdates a check, and you suggest adding a "++" to fix it.