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Comment: Re:Get a Mac, it just works ... (Score 1) 278

by not flu (#44401839) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Hardware Accelerated Multi-Monitor Support In Linux?
I'd be pleased if Apple removed their absolutely painful fullscreen crap. All programs that benefited from fullscreen mode already had it before 10.8 and it worked much better. I keep using old versions of select programs because they use the old style fullscreening instead of the new motion-sickness inducing crap where you can't even float windows over fullscreened apps anymore. I stopped using browsers in fullscreen mode just because using old versions that actually work properly is a security risk!

Comment: Re:The real reason the desktop pc is on the declin (Score 1) 219

by not flu (#42678677) Attached to: Intel Leaving Desktop Motherboard Business

Disclaimer: I have never seen anybody use a tablet with a keyboard. I don't own one nor do I expect to get one in the foreseeable future.

The (retina) iPad's screen is easily more than 3x as good as that on any netbook I've seen (and in fact better than any PC laptop), even a good phone has better resolution, color and viewing angles. If they sold them as computer monitors I would buy one. If we weren't stuck in the dark ages of fullHD TN panels I'm sure there would be more demand for computing power on desktops, too, but what good will it all do if your photos, websites and games won't look any better? If you can't even have a whole page of a book shown on-screen at once without the text being rendered at such low res as to make it genuinely difficult to read? There are diminishing returns on computing power when your user interface devices are the limiting factor.

I think part of the success of tablets has to do with how advances on traditional PCs have been made too difficult. Windows isn't resolution independent. Netbooks were intentionally marginalized. Outside linux-style package managers you still had to hunt your software down one-by-one from all over the internet until Apple's App Store. The trends for easier and more mobile computers have been apparent for decades. Perhaps "general use" computers aren't all that general use after all if they can't keep up?

Comment: Re:Time to burn some points. HEY MBA STUPID PEOPLE (Score 1) 347

by not flu (#42527503) Attached to: Change the ThinkPad and It Will Die
They hopefully copied the Nokia 3310, that unassuming phone has reached meme status for its indestructibility. Youtube is full of videos of it getting dropped and hit by a sledgehammer and it survives. The covers absorb almost any shock and fly around everywhere in spectacular fashion, leaving the innards unharmed.

Comment: Re:Speaking of Sodom... (Score 1) 1774

I have trouble relating to your position on this. So you can decide you don't want to follow some particular god, fine. What does this have to do with actually believing in him? Have I been misled into thinking that people who "believe in god" actually believe he exists, instead of just playing along with the ceremonies because it's what their culture does?

Comment: Re:Distance from the power supply (Score 2) 245

by not flu (#40955603) Attached to: $50 Sound Cards Impress Versus Integrated Audio

Where do you get music that has frequencies above 22kHz? Is it not more likely that you would get unwanted noise than actual signal in supersonic frequencies because they cannot be deliberately mastered? Even if the high frequency signals came from the recording as intended, AND the speaker could play that high, they would just produce intermodulation distortion on the speaker degrading the quality of the actually audible spectrum.

There is individual variation of course, with claims going as far up as 25kHz. 100kHz however is clearly overkill.

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