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Signed On Jun 4, 2003, 12:00
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2015, 20:16 1badmf
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 17:24:
Out of curiosity, what does your "very good" audio setup consist of? There hasn't been a decent PC-specific speaker set manufactured in a long time.

well, 'very good' depending on your standards. i guess a doomsday scientist would have higher technical standards than myself =)

it's an old logitech 5.1 setup, and compared to what pc speakers could be, they're very good. but yeah, i doubt they're audiophile quality.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2015, 17:01 1badmf
 
Retired wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 16:20:
1badmf wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 09:23:
bit off topic, but anybody know of a way to decode dolby digital/dts on a pc from an outside source? wanna hook up my console to my pc so i don't have to mess with the whole receiver/speakers setup.

What console - xbox360 had an adapter that did just that.

Don't all of the receivers now do passthrough of that HDMI signal? I don't know much, both of my receivers died a while back, can't try anything.

did what exactly? the point is i already have a pc with very good monitor/audio setup and i just wanna play my games through it instead of having to buy a receiver/5.1 speaker setup on top. i don't see how an adapter would do that considering no pc has a dedicated 5.1 input.

well thanks for the advice guys, for at least confirming what my internet-poking-around found out. i'm really hopeful the audigy2 will do the trick though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2015, 10:48 1badmf
 
i shoulda said i'm not new to this, just wondering if someone knew something i didn't.

apparently the only sound card that can hardware decode dolby is the old audigy2 line. i just bought one for $38 bucks off amazon, but i was wondering if someone knew a way to, say, do it in software from a spdif source. i kludged together something years ago but it was laggy as fuck. was hoping someone came up with a better solution in the intervening time. it's really surprising no one has considering i'm sure what i'm trying to do is pretty common - hook up their console to their PC's a/v system.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2015, 10:43 1badmf
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 10:03:
That's a can of worms. HDCP exists exactly to prevent people from doing this. Apparently there exist HDMI splitters that can strip signals of HDCP, but you'd have to be sure yours would do that. So console > splitter > capture card on PC. But then you'd have to be sure your capture card took that signal, which to my knowledge most can only take dolby digital at best. Capturing eight channel uncompressed audio is not something consumer-grade hardware is built to do.

Unless you absolutely positively have to record/stream, there's no reason to send an HDMI singal through a PC. That's what receivers are for.

that's why i'm doing it through the toslink connection =)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2015, 09:23 1badmf
 
bit off topic, but anybody know of a way to decode dolby digital/dts on a pc from an outside source? wanna hook up my console to my pc so i don't have to mess with the whole receiver/speakers setup.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2015, 07:10 1badmf
 
as someone's who politically apathetic, i think jd is far more right than 90% of americans who adhere to any party. the truth is always somewhere in the middle, but while obama hasn't been our best president, he's far from our worst. the dems in general aren't the smartest bunch, but the republicans are just insane asylum escapees at times. the worst part is the people that defend them don't give a shit about the truth, they just wanna defend their party.

some of what the dems have done can be argued to be detrimental, but it is just irrational to me how so many people can defend the insanity of the republican party. again, i don't follow any party or adhere to any religion, but if there's one thing i worship in life it's the truth. the republicans are basically the opposite of that; they're almost to spanish inquisition levels of head-in-the-sand anti-reason fear-mongering, intolerance, greed and hypocrisy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2015, 01:24 1badmf
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 20, 2015, 20:19:
People *SERIOUSLY* still use the Inception *BWAH* in trailers? In what world is that not a red flag?

Don't watch many trailers? I mean, they use it in EVERYTHING.

didn't the bwwah originally come from batman begins?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 18, 2015, 17:05 1badmf
 
autoplaying verizon video ad is no bueno!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 18, 2015, 17:00 1badmf
 
strangely silent from bobbob for once =D

socal really does get warm in the summer though, esp. anywhere east of LA. where i work (ontario airport) july/august average is 95, and it's been 105 for a week. strangely though it doesn't feel as bad as when it was 90 with stupid humidity not long ago.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
2. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 14, 2015, 00:46 1badmf
 
ok is it just me or is jade hotter than ever?!?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 13, 2015, 10:37 1badmf
 
interesting article about the geography of true detective. i supposed you'd have to be a california native for it to really bother you though.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2015, 18:05 1badmf
 
Pigeon wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 09:21:
Punch a guy in the face over $600 and lose out on a 4 year 2 million dollar contract. If only IK had paid attention in economics class all of this could have been avoided. I'll be surprised if anyone picks this guy up. Nobody is going to want someone who broke a starting QB's jaw over $600, specially not someone with unimpressive stats like IK.

aaaaand buffalo just picked him up haha.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 12, 2015, 01:33 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 13:06:
I have serious techlust for one of those ultrawide 3440x1440 monitors.

waiting for them to come out with a 40" ultrawide. i too share your lust, but i went to frys to check them out and vertically they feel smushed to me because they're shorter than the 27" i currently play on even though they're way wider.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2015, 07:58 1badmf
 
it always surprises me what publishers deem printable material. i guess that's why hacks like me and bob think we could make it in the publishing world - we just KNOW we can do better than the drivel that actually gets printed. ergo, we should do better than them right? i know luck has a lot to do with it, but eh, we can dram.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 9, 2015, 21:43 1badmf
 
BobBob wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 20:53:
Speaking of writing .. does this sound descriptive, stupid, wordy, annoying, or is it 'okay' -- or don't quite my day job?

Standing to the side and facing the office window, he pulls a cord and opens the blinds. The sky looks organic and thoughtful. The continuous shifting density of the rolling fog changes the atmospheric brightness - alternating one's feelings between hope and desperation. It gives off a sense of moodiness. Rays of sunlight shine through random apertures - only to be obscured again by more fog. He ponders, 'It's a struggle for which the sun will finally win.' For now, it's still a bit dark outside. He walks across the room, pushes the dimmer switch, and turns the knob. The low-lit chandelier assists in illuminating the room, providing an equilibrium to the hesitant sunlight.

pretty good. i'm a steady consumer of modern fiction, i'd say that's better than the average crap i read. of course i believe what makes a work's greatness is the whole body of its accomplishment, not just how flowery is its phraseology, so you can't really tell anything about the quality of your writing other than you have what i call good phraseology.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
9. Re: Saturday Previews Aug 8, 2015, 19:41 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 8, 2015, 17:36:
On the one hand, I'm not very hopeful that this part of the game will be good.

On the other hand, is it much different from flying jets in Battlefield or GTA?

yeah they just lost a sale with this bullshit.
 
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News Comments > The Technomancer Gamescom Trailer
4. Re: The Technomancer Gamescom Trailer Aug 6, 2015, 17:19 1badmf
 
...intriguing  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Trailer
22. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Trailer Aug 6, 2015, 01:01 1badmf
 
yeah wake me up when they make a genuine successor to xwing.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 5, 2015, 17:53 1badmf
 
hah finally the role ryan reynolds was born for. he can't possibly suck at this one cuz he literally just has to be himself.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
26. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 4, 2015, 01:12 1badmf
 
haha a slap in the face is as nice as it gets between philly and NY huh?  
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