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Comment No. (Score 1) 771

I have a nice pair of Bluetooth headphones with mic, and as nice as they sound, the lag they introduce is unacceptable. Especially when it's been a few mins and it has to wake the bluetooth connection, it can take a quarter to a half second before I hear something that would have already been played if it were on the built-in speaker or on wired headphones.

When watching video, it makes a big difference, it feels like something is wrong with the file. When using it for voice communication, it makes a small but annoying difference.

It's not just my headphones either, I've tried others. BT headphones (and most likely speakers) suck for anything time-sensitive.

Comment Re:Wrong way to go about it? (Score 1) 250

No. We are better than the NSA (low standard to rise to, but still). I know that was a joke but.. it's possible that non-feds might be caught up in this and it would really suck to be kicked out of defcon on the slightest suspicion. There needs to be some kind of test - something a fed would never do but a regular attendee would be glad to.. there are options.

Comment Re:Where should we start? (Score 3, Insightful) 786

Anti-Trust is a joke in this country, and a sad one at that.
Actually, I should say Anti-Trust was a joke back when we had it.
Now we have Too Big To Fail.

With the incentives in place now, we are well on our way to having One Big Company, invulnerable to laws it doesn't bother to follow even though it wrote them all, and paid for all the votes.

Comment Re:Can any one help... (Score 1) 786

"A bit of a Palestinian"??

Seriously, Anonymous Coward, that doesn't help clarify things at all. It's going to mean vastly different things to different people. Personally I find your analogy's implications offensive, but I won't go into detail because that would be following that distracting path further out into the woods.

Second, you have a typo missing a pretty important word - it should be "Linus does NOT want to do this in ideological grounds".

Also it's not so simple as it being an ideological objection. Linus argues that a major kernel addition that only runs binaries specifically and individually approved by a commercial entity with a history of actively trying to destroy linux, is perhaps a bad idea. He even uses the phrase "requires a lot more thought". Sure, later on he gets more angry and forceful in his arguments, but I agree with his decision here.

Trust and past behavior matter in human and corporate behavior - especially in the installation of a new system to manage trust at the very lowest core level of the operating system. Microsoft is has not proven to be, in my experience, technically competent or worthy of trust.

Comment Re:If you can work remotely... (Score 1) 455

Yeah but there's no reliable search engine for reliable people who can do the work from the other side of the planet, and there tend to be issues involved with international hires, including paperwork, time differences, and language/accent interpretations.

Besides what has an office got that isn't available on the other side of the planet too? They do have offices there.

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