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Turns Out You Actually Can Be Bored To Death

Durkheim Re:NEWS for nerds (128 comments)

Where are the mod points when you need them? _That_ was funny.

more than 4 years ago
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Are Complex Games Doomed To Have Buggy Releases?

Durkheim Re:Mass (D)Effect (362 comments)

A BSOD is most probably a driver problem. The game only triggered the problem, but is not the cause. Also, the engine used is the UT3 engine, a _very_ widespread engine, so it's probably not the engine fault either.

more than 4 years ago
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Bolivia Is the Saudi Arabia of Lithium

Durkheim Salt flats remain untouched (291 comments)

Having visited te salar of uyuni one month ago, I can assure whoever wrote the summary that the salt flats are not left untouched, but are already exploited. The lithium is extracted and then sent to Chile for processing.

more than 4 years ago
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Richard Stallman Warns About Non-Free Web Apps

Durkheim Re:Stupid question ahead (747 comments)

Ok so I read TFA more carefully, and I found that according to RMS, "the compacted code is not source code and the real source code of this program is not available to the user".

more than 5 years ago
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Richard Stallman Warns About Non-Free Web Apps

Durkheim Stupid question ahead (747 comments)

The javascript is a client-side program. So as a client, I can, every time I want, look at the source code of the javascript being run. Doesn't this make all javascript programs open-source?

more than 5 years ago
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Researchers Demo BIOS Attack That Survives Disk Wipes

Durkheim Re:How much free space in the BIOS? (396 comments)

If I read TFA correctly, they say that the infected BIOS can modify files on the hard drive such as a windows library and inject code that reflashes the BIOS with the virus. So you'd need to reflash the rom _and_wipe the hard drive.

more than 5 years ago
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Building Your Own Solar Panel In the Garage

Durkheim Re:Once again... (235 comments)

I think its 15W per panel.

more than 5 years ago
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Can a Small Business Migrate Smoothly To OpenOffice.org v3?

Durkheim Relevance (503 comments)

So, you don't state any of the needs your user will have, yet you ask if you will face any problems. As I see things, if your users are satisfied with OO, then you are too. But we can't guess here. Knowing their exact needs when it comes to portability seems essential to me. Other problems as the difference between button layouts in OO and Msoffice may be more or less important depending on the user base. Let me finish by saying that for someone that doen't like the idea of "being stuck in microsoftland", you seem pretty badly informed when it comes to free/open source software. A look at the features of open office would have answered at least the first and last of your questions.

more than 5 years ago
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ICANN Proposes New Way To Buy Top-Level Domains

Durkheim Re:Yes! (198 comments)

mismodded again, posting to remove it.

more than 4 years ago

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What download manager for a LAN of windows PCs?

Durkheim Durkheim writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Durkheim writes "(disclaimer: I'm a non-native english speaker)
Two of my friends and I have started to work on a little movie (made by someone else), and we are mostly adding some sound and graphical effects on it.
As we don't live in the same city, we set up a Hamachi network to keep in touch with each other. This allows us to share files using the windows folder sharing system. The simplicity of this solution is important as my friends are not computer savvy persons.
The problem is that we have to deal with very big files (up to 1Gb). When someone is trying to download one from a computer and that computer shuts down, the only solution is to wait for the computer to be online again and start from scratch again.
The solution that would best suit our needs is a download manager that can be used in a LAN and that understands the protocol used by windows to share files (CIFS I think?). This would allow us to simply resume the download instead of starting a new one without knowing if we will be able to finish it.
Does anyone know of such a product? I searched everywhere, posted in forums, but to no avail.

Help me slashdot, you're my only hope!"

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