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Comment From their website.... (Score 1) 371

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As a landlord/employer I would be totally sold by that irresistible sales pitch!

Comment Dosconnect the MPAA for persistent whining (Score 2) 263

As I understand they are they ones with the problem that they need to address. I can quite happily live without watching any more films. In fact I did for many years before downloading became possible. Then I developed an interest in films and even started visiting the cinema once in a while. Based on my own experience piracy = promotion. They should be grateful.

Comment Still makes a great server (Score 1) 99

I use it in at least one application where I need a simple server that consumes negligible power, has a wired network connection, has no moving parts, read-only FS and for all the above reasons will probably run for years and years without failing.

I thought about using an old PC or server but the noise, power and space requirements, long-term reliability, cooling requirements and electricity bills are kind of off-putting.

Comment Re:Just do it (Score 1) 394

Or at the very least run Linux in a VM and encrypt everything that goes in or out of the VM by using a good proxy service. Probably QEMU is the safest type of VM, followed by the Open Source version of Virtual Box (without the closed-source extensions). Anything closed source such as VMWare may have it's own spy payload for all we know.

Personally I use Linux anyway but I can't imagine using Linux in a VM to be any more complicated than the confusing Torrent sites with their phoney links that drive users to useless spam pages. The real link being the smallest and least noticeable link on the page.

Comment Wong place to spend money (Score 1) 391

Digital audio has no "sound". It is where it becomes analogue and what happens after that that matters. Assuming no data errors, the only way anything in the digital chain affects the sound quality is by the interference and jitter it induces on the DAC and analogue components. This can be quite noticeable (and measurable), if you've ever heard the background mush from a cheap MP3 player or some mother board sound outputs through headphones, but a decent DAC would be well isolated and the clock would be at the DAC, and preferably be the audio master clock and not just phase-locked to something.

Comment Re:Good! Those laws just misinform consumers anywa (Score 2) 446

Labeling laws like this convey no real information to the consumer.

Yes it does. It informs the consumer whether the food contains GMO or not. And some consumers care about this and wish to be informed.

They just add a word to the food item that many people interpret as frightening, a word that has literally zero impact on the safety or sustainability of the food item.

So if the consumers are put off by GMO then the solution is to hide the fact? People of Asian and Jewish religion are put off by products containing pork. Maybe you could argue that pork is perfectly safe and they are over reacting. So should we just hide the fact that some food contains pork because we know better than they do that pork is safe?

This is definitely a win for people everywhere in the US.

How is hiding information that people may care about a "win" for people?

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