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Comment Re:No no no. (Score 1) 275

This needs to be cleared up. There's a difference between what musicians do (i.e sound production) and what a HiFi system is supposed to do (i.e. sound RE-production. In the former case, I don't care if you glue Canadian pennies *1974 preferred* to your guitar strings - if you like the sound - you've succeeded. In the latter case, If you want what to maintain what the artist was trying to achieve you need the most linear system you can find AND not overdrive it or you'll just be distorting the distortion that they were after.

Comment Re:Gay? (Score 1) 764

I've never used "proud" that for that instance. I use the word "glad". I'm not glad when the U.S. does something bone-headed or short-sighted or misuses its power, but not ashamed either as it wasn't my decision/action. I also am not an American, I'm a citizen of the United States. Continent != Country.

Comment Re:Gay? (Score 3, Insightful) 764

Proud != !Ashamed , common misconception. The word "proud" should be reserved for something positive that one has accomplished, not something that one just is. He isn't and shouldn't be ashamed either. He could perhaps be proud of coming out if it took some courage or there was some barrier to overcome, but that barrier has been getting lower and lower.

Comment Egocentricity - anyone? (Score 1) 1147

EVERYBODY...Get some data. Use statistics. Gamers, businesses, e-mailers, surfers, hobbyists, etc all have different weightings for their various needs. It is just dumb (although I 'spose it can be fun) to spout your own anecdotal evidence as if your needs are the most common - when you know they are not! Now for my anecdote ;-) I am an engineer - I work with Windows at work. The company needs to sell to people who use it. I put my mother-in-law on Linux with KDE (inexpensive) - after nightmarish maintenance problems with Windows. She's a very light user, doesn't even have the root password. I have an iMac at home, also low maintenance - looks good upstairs, attention to detail in all aspects including recyclability. Recyclability is important (to all of us) because if you buy a new PC most of the stuff in it seems to need upgrading around the same time-which is more expensive than a new one.

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