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Comment Not just for professionals... (Score 5, Informative) 164

As an avid amateur photographer I once tried lower-end, slower SD cards. The wait between shots of ~1 second (disregarding the camera buffer) means you cannot even preview your shots during that time. Instead you get to wait with a nice blinking LED on the back of the camera until the preview is ready. I found this nearly unbearable after only a dozen or so shots and when I got a chance I immediately spent the money on a faster card that allows previews basically immediately. NOTE: I am using a D800, so your mileage may vary on this... with 36mp RAW files I was waiting several seconds to just preview a shot.

Comment Please don't... (Score 5, Insightful) 154

Using your cheap DAC in that tablet to play music is practically a crime, or should be. It's going to sound terrible. There are some decent DACs out there for $99 that can run via Android with some customization. I realize this is more than the cost of your tablet... but seriously man, the sound is world's better.

Comment No way... (Score 0, Flamebait) 812

A person in a position of power abused that power? Well color me surprised! I'm sure this has everything to do with DHS and nothing at all to do with the fact that every imaginable authority organization has had people who abuse their power since the dawn of time. Why is this news? Pursue your problem, get it resolved... But this is not "news for nerds" by any reasonable stretch of the imagination.

Comment When cultural icons like Lance Armstrong .... (Score 4, Insightful) 264

Look, how surprising is this really? I'd say about as surprising as the sun rising. Our cultural icons don't just cheat (think performance enhancing drugs) but when they are caught the repercussions are so minor (at least as portrayed by the media) that it makes cheating almost mandatory because everyone does it and when things are competitive or, say, graded on a curve, you're kind of screwed into following suit.

Comment Re:Wake me when they reach 4444444 cores (Score 1) 66

It's not really about cores... per se. Titan, which is faster than Sequoia, has about one third of the cores. ( I realize you just wanted to say something related to the number 4 to point out the weirdness that is being able to name yourself perfectly in line with the UID you should have randomly been assigned... to which I say... wtf how)

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