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by morphine
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega very strong in newly released games
Replies: 39
Views: 1658

Re: Vega very strong in newly released games

ACHTUNG! ALLES LOOKENSPEEPERS! Alles touristen und non-technischen looken peepers! Das computermachine ist nicht fuer gefingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy schnappen der springenwerk, blowenfusen und poppencorken mit spitzensparken. Ist nicht fuer gewerken bei das dumpkopfen. Das rubbernecken s...
by morphine
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 292
Views: 5841

Re: GCC errors with compiling C code.

If you do a simple command-line program, chances are you'll be able to run it across multiple OSes with few changes, so you don't need to involve an emulator. More to the point, first you need to learn to code, only much later you'll consider deployment, installation scripts, etc. Should the time co...
by morphine
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 292
Views: 5841

Re: GCC errors with compiling C code.

Here's a real world example. At my last job I had a bug to deal with which seemed to be causing confusion between payment processors [...] Web development is particularly tricky (I do it for a living). It's a particular brand of coding where anything can happen at any time, you are not in control o...
by morphine
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: PC 5.1 set ground loop/short: repairable?
Replies: 16
Views: 1109

Re: PC 5.1 set ground loop/short: repairable?

Um, are you still alive?
by morphine
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 292
Views: 5841

Re: GGC errors with compiling C code.

https://stackoverflow.blog/2017/06/15/developers-use-spaces-make-money-use-tabs/ (Sorry for dragging this thread further off-topic, I'll stop now.) what about tabs that the IDE converts to spaces? Visual Studio (apparently) does this, and so do others. IDEs that do that automatically should be shot...
by morphine
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 292
Views: 5841

Re: GGC errors with compiling C code.

Hold my Red Bull.
by morphine
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 292
Views: 5841

Re: GGC errors with compiling C code.

Well duh, but people who mix tabs and spaces should be shot.

Which means that tabs are fine. ;)
by morphine
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: So is the sound card dead?
Replies: 53
Views: 1711

Re: So is the sound card dead?

I should note that "external soundcard/DAC" does not imply "audiophile." I'm just putting this out here lest people think that the discussion is about going from $50-$100 soundcards to $500-$1000 dedicated DACs.
by morphine
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 292
Views: 5841

Re: GGC errors with compiling C code.

Tabs, representing 4 columns. Easy indentation/de-indentation, and just big enough to be easily visible but not so much that 4-5 levels of indentation won't make lines start the next block over. JBI, I'm wondering what the rationale for the "tabs should be spaces" thinking is. To me it's a...
by morphine
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: So is the sound card dead?
Replies: 53
Views: 1711

Re: So is the sound card dead?

Wow, that was mega-informative, thanks. I knew that Ethernet audio was a thing in the professional arena, but didn't know exactly how it works.
by morphine
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: So is the sound card dead?
Replies: 53
Views: 1711

Re: So is the sound card dead?

Well I learned something new today as I didn't know that Ethernet sound cards even exist. Another good reason to have more then one Ethernet jack on the motherboard. Well, those are for Really Professional applications, but yes. As for the topic, I've been saying that for ages that mobo audio is re...
by morphine
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: is systemd terrible or do I just have a broken system
Replies: 13
Views: 2144

Re: is systemd terrible or do I just have a broken system

is systemd terrible or do I just have a broken system

Yes.
by morphine
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 103
Views: 3287

Re: What is your sound set up?

Nine years... that's a good point. The Xonar brand is ten years old. At what point would some of these fancier motherboard sound solutions surpass something like a cheap Xonar DX? Assuming we're not talking about el-cheapo boards, IMO modern mobo audio is waaaaay better than it ever should be, part...
by morphine
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 103
Views: 3287

Re: What is your sound set up?

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
by morphine
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 103
Views: 3287

Re: What is your sound set up?

Mr. "the". You're so lucky that I went to the TR BBQ this year and can't really afford to go to the next iteration. You, sir, are safe... for now.
by morphine
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 103
Views: 3287

Re: What is your sound set up?

the: I hate you. Nothing personal.
by morphine
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 103
Views: 3287

Re: What is your sound set up?

I very much doubt that would make any difference until/if you have some really nifty speakers/headphones/etc.
by morphine
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 103
Views: 3287

Re: What is your sound set up?

It's more or less like you mentioned, but has the added bonus that USB soundcards usually have a volume controls and headphone jacks, and usually they're better at staying working throughout OS updates. Also, the price/sound ratio is just so much better. AFAICT, the fact that they're not PCI/PCie ap...
by morphine
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 103
Views: 3287

Re: What is your sound set up?

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2(1st gen) into a pair of JBL LSR308 studio monitors. Sometimes I break out my Beyerdynamic DT990's powered by a Fiio A3 headphone amp(that's underpowered for these) but I mostly use them for listening to music at work. My primary purpose for the setup is recording and mixing m...
by morphine
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 103
Views: 3287

Re: What is your sound set up?

Audient id22 audio interface (also used for recording purposes), onto a pair of KRK RP8s , supported by a REL Quake sub. The Audient is set to be replaced soon-ish for something whose drivers actually understand power management. Anyway, after having setups of multiple types, I've concluded that as...
by morphine
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR keeps credit card details?
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: TR keeps credit card details?

That's not for us, it's for the user. You'll want to know which one of your cards is stored, and in situations where you can store multiple cards (not our case), you need to be able to tell them apart :) The fact that that data is "semi-private", if we can call it that, is a generally-acce...
by morphine
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR keeps credit card details?
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: TR keeps credit card details?

No, we do not store any credit card details, as detailed in our subscription page. The only information we keep is a reference to them, in our payment provider. We don't even know what the details are when you first fill them in—the data goes straight into Stripe and all we know is that it's card1A2...
by morphine
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: I need some help, gerbils! Which are the quiet consumer hard drives?
Replies: 60
Views: 7475

Re: I need some help, gerbils! Which are the quiet consumer hard drives?

Modern SMR tech is a lot more tolerable than the 5 TB Archive drive that debuted first. Those things are pigs and only useful if you can *really* tailor your workflow. I dunno, these guys found over 200s latencies: http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_archive_hdd_review_8tb That's 200 seconds, not ...
by morphine
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Laptop comparable to an XPS 13?
Replies: 16
Views: 1581

Re: Laptop comparable to an XPS 13?

The HP Spectre actually looked like the best choice, but then I saw the battery... 38WH, blah.[...] Just saw the Spectre post on the FP, looks like a winner with the upgraded battery! Well, I was going to point out that Kaby Lake (and presumably 8th-gen) CPUs are really easy on the juice, so a 38 W...
by morphine
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: An experiment in repairing clipped audio
Replies: 32
Views: 2032

Re: An experiment in repairing clipped audio

Surely there's an algorithm that can be standardised Stop using logic , seriously :) All that we discussed is and has always been technically feasible. But producers and the bands routinely demand that it be louder and louder. Thankfully those wars are now dying down thanks to Spotify and Youtube s...
by morphine
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: An experiment in repairing clipped audio
Replies: 32
Views: 2032

Re: An experiment in repairing clipped audio

All you described can be fixed with ReplayGain tagging :)

Add tags, set your player's preamp gain volume to +6/7dB for tagged tracks, go on your merry way.
by morphine
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Laptop comparable to an XPS 13?
Replies: 16
Views: 1581

Re: Laptop comparable to an XPS 13?

I'm fairly partial to the higher-end HPs like the Spectre and Envy models. The screen's color gamut isn't quite up there with the XPS', but the machine otherwise owes little to the Dell in the remaining departments. More affordable, too. IMO the latest XPSs have mostly priced themselves out of the a...
by morphine
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: An experiment in repairing clipped audio
Replies: 32
Views: 2032

Re: An experiment in repairing clipped audio

Does it have an actual UI these days, though? :lol:
by morphine
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: An experiment in repairing clipped audio
Replies: 32
Views: 2032

Re: An experiment in repairing clipped audio

That's some fine surgery. My hat's off to you.