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Comment Re:Jitter (Score 1) 251 251

If you're listening to music, and it's got a 1 second buffer, you'll never know.

Unless the pause and rewind buttons start to get laggy.

this can affect perceived responsiveness in interactive applications such as music production and video games.

none of this is important when listening to music or watching a movie. And at 48k sample rate, you aren't talking Telco anyway.

True, music production and video games aren't telco, but they need low latency for the same reason as telco.

Comment Stuck signal sets (Score 2) 92 92

Then there's the complete disregard for traffic lights (oh, the light's red? Well I'm a pedestrian now, so screw you and give way as I suddenly pull out of my lane and ride across the crosswalk without warning!)

If a signal has remained red for five minutes despite my bike's front and rear wheels being directly over the crack in the street that indicates an induction loop sensor, what else am I supposed to do?

Comment Money Laundering Regulations 2007 (Score 1) 335 335

interest they pay you, sure.

Holding a savings account is one reason why the bank has your tax info. The other reason is "know your customer" regulations against money laundering, such as Great Britain's Money Laundering Regulations 2007.

Comment Re:What kind of gaming PC can you get for $400? (Score 1) 168 168

Anyway, console plus mid range PC is at the cost of high end PC.

The advantage of this is that you can have the console in the room with the large monitor and the mid-range PC in the room with the desk, plus all the other usability advantages of consoles.

I thought many things also required an additional xbox subscription to get updates or do multiplayer.

Only multiplayer requires the Xbox Live Gold subscription on Xbox One. Updates are included in the Xbox Live Silver, available without charge to all owners of unbanned Xbox One consoles. Noninteractive video streaming apps such as Netflix required a Gold subscription on Xbox 360, but this was phased out on Xbox One.

Comment Re:Forward error correction (Score 1) 251 251

ECC inside individual packets? Pointless. Every network standard worth its salt has at least a CRC32 covering the entire frame.

CRC32 is just error detection. It doesn't actually correct errors. Or are you claiming the packets would just get dropped along the way by intermediate routers that check the CRC?

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