Interesting on how Creative is making sound cards again all of a sudden.
And before anyone starts saying that PCIe sound interfaces are dead.
While this isn't consumer oriented, this is an audio interface card that allows up to 128 channels of audio (64 channels when using higher bitrates) through an RJ45 port.
So PCIe and audio isn't dead, there is just no real point when USB does just fine for a single, or even multiple channels.
But yeah, once you start getting into the real large scale stuff, you will start to see PCIe devices.
My thoughts on the Creative though?
For the price, I can get a real good DAC and AMP combo and not take up a PCIe slot, which I can reserve for something a bit more useful, like a USB card.
So for that scale, I don't really see the point.
I guess if you need an optical port.
Optical is nice because it's of course digital like USB, but without creating an actual electrical connection between the devices. In theory, no ground loop or other weird static or issues should be possible with optical. How much does that matter in practice? idk, but it's nice to think about
@Ryan_Vickers I have heard that optical has issues with higher bitrates sometimes, but I don't have enough experience to really know.
you should also get longer cables in theory as well, since it's light that's sending the information.
And to be honest, for that price, you are probably better off just upgrading to a motherboard that supports optical.
@Ryan_Vickers Also, I'm pretty sure that ground loop issues don't happen at the PC to DAC level, but I could be wrong.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai was asked to explain why a Google image search for “idiot” turned up pictures of Donald Trump — and whether that was a case of intentional bias.
Well, from laughing to pissed.
I mean, the transgender kid just wanted to be referred to his preferred pronoun. Why was that so hard?Quote
Vlaming told superiors that his Christian faith prevented him from using male pronouns for the student.
It's people like you who make every other Christian look bad! The child simply wanted to be referred as a male, but you had to be an asshole about it, then hide behind your religion!
There is a special place in hell for these type of people.
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@Techstorm970 Well, I don't agree with the teacher's perspective, and I do believe that he should have been fired for that.
While you are free to practice and believe whatever you want, being an ass has consequences.
He has a job where he had to deal with people with varying perspectives, and if he can't deal with another child's wishes to be referred by a specific pronoun, then he was unfit for the job.
ok so i'm on both sides of this.
1. The teacher is aware of the pronoun the kid wants to use, and the parents are involved. So this isn't just Fred wants to be called "The bull" during class or something else stupid. The teacher by not using the pronoun is intentionally disrespecting the child and the parents and by doing so is creating a hostile learning environment to some degree.
2. I don't think this should be a career ending offense. The concept of gender being separate from sex is very new to society and taking away someone's livelihood because they haven't yet accepted they've been told their whole life isn't the case, by our very own school system no less, well that seems a bit harsh to me. Granted there should be some consequence, but it shouldn't have to go straight to firing. These are entirely new concepts of identity and a whole new use of the languages people have learned since birth.
3. Sidenote, how often would a teacher be using a labeling pronoun instead of saying the kid's name??
Johnny please hand this to Marsha.
Johnny please read the following chapter
he/she pronouns are so rarely needed in a school setting.
@Jtalk4456 I'm in full agreement with your first point, but while I understand your second point, I don't fully agree with it.
While I don't think it should be career ending, if he refused to cooperate with his superiors, well, that's insubordination, which is what he was fired for.
And to be frank, do we really need a trans kid having his/her preferred identity dismissed by their teacher? A person who is supposed to be a source of knowledge, and to a lesser extent, safety.
Kids are impressionable, and while this man would just be dismissed by most adults, these actions can leave a lasting impression on the young.
This is further compounded by the fact that the suicide rate for transgender people is much higher then non transgender, and we don't need the teacher's actions contributing to that.
So with all things considered, I think firing him was the right move, he can find a job as a teacher elsewhere as long as this doesn't ruin his reputation.
Behavior that can cause harm, be it physical or emotional should not be tolerated with any job around children, period.
This is what happens when you refer to SHADOW's intent to kill off traditional PC gaming as Shadow the Hedgehog breaking into your houses and stealing your gaming PC.
They haven't been getting much love because you killed them.
Is that a backpack PC?
I want to see a tear down!
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@CUDAcores89 Backpack used overheat!
Backpack's special attack harshly fell!
didn't find a real teardown but a good many reviews
You know what? I have never seen such bad blood during this time of year, and it's starting to piss me off.
Pepole use the term "happy holidays" more now because there is more then one religion that celebrates this time of year.
And to those who want to ban the term Christmas all together, go fuck off you first amendment violating fucktards!
Bolth sides are fucking idiots!
Although I'm not surprised, there has been so much bad blood between people who who have different ideologies this year.
As for me, happy Hanukkah! I will meet you all after getting out of Jewish church, and we will grill some Mormons together.
Everyone equally offended? Good!
This should be illegal.
This static image is here because these forums is mental.
So this is what hell looks like...