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Comment: Re: Haters gonna hate... (Score 1) 144

by sysrammer (#49179521) Attached to: Google+ Divided Into Photos and Streams, With New Boss

Google no longer requires real names.

That's a good bit of info. I will reconsider joining. But like the AC says, the damage was done.

I need to update my interface with the internet, though. My public and private email accounts and aliases were good enough ten years ago. Not so now. I've been avoiding joining things like fb/yt/g+/LI/etc. I need a reasonable plan on how to approach dealing with the services that I want without releasing too much info.

I imagine I could roll my own servers. Play games with NAT and MAC's and routers. I suppose I've gotten lazy with vendor supplied routers, providing wired and wireless everywhere in the house.

Comment: Re:The reason I don't like it (Score 1) 144

by sysrammer (#49179463) Attached to: Google+ Divided Into Photos and Streams, With New Boss

Hmm. About a year ago Yahoo tried to do some kind of "let's consolidate all your stuff" play. I got annoyed and stuck with the old version. Finally, the day came when they forced the issue. I took the my.yahoo portal off of my start page and never looked back. For my news portal I just go to google news now. Somewhat ironic given the topic.

Comment: Re:Look for "Boundary" or "PZM" Microphones (Score 1) 86

by sysrammer (#49177615) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Wireless Microphone For Stand-up Meetings?

I remember trying to use PZM's when they first become popular for theater. Turned out not so good, as it amplified every footstep and thump on the stage. Since there's usually half a dozen thumps sitting around your typical conference table, PZM's might be contra-indicated.

Comment: Re:Not enough information. (Score 1) 86

by sysrammer (#49177597) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Wireless Microphone For Stand-up Meetings?

Yep, you got it. The acoustic space is key. If it can be controlled.

As a side note. I believe many artifacts can be controlled for or eliminated in the electronics. Price range may be out of his league. Prices to correct a room can also quickly get out of hand.

As somebody else says, though, do experiments (test, test, test). A one foot movement of the mic in any particular direction can make audible improvements.

Comment: Re:I read some of the comments to her (Score 1) 322

"Now, I hope you, sick little fucker, loses your job, gets kicked out of schools *and* have your name attached to all the crude shit you've ever said. I want you to think about all the stupid shit you said when you were a kid, back before the Internet existed, *every* time you say stupid shit like this."

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Comment: Re:Procedural to Object Code (Score 1) 201

by sysrammer (#49177265) Attached to: Study: Refactoring Doesn't Improve Code Quality

xkcd has a good strip where zombie Feynman extolls the virtues of Mythbusters, stating that experimentation is at the core of science. And I notice in astronomy various projects are still confirming various parts of Relativity, even ones that have been proven before in different circumstances.

One can't proceed from the informal to the formal by formal means.

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