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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

PIBM Re:Dark Souls/DS II, Baldur's gate II (368 comments)

You aren't playing enough good games!

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is perfect for practicing those movements :)

2 days ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

PIBM Re: Motive? (359 comments)

Develop a biological weapon, using one of the strongest strain of Ebola?

about two weeks ago
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How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

PIBM Re:I don't assemble computers. (391 comments)

And did you know that you can get the internet on your computer using this cable : http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AK... ?

Plug it in your network port, and the other end on a 2 circuits (240V differential) outlet. The blue lines go into the top socket (white blue on left!) and the orange ones in the bottom socket, same order. Make sure that the directionnal marking point TOWARD the socket, or else the diodes won't protect your computer from the power and you'll burn your port :(

I heard you could obtain a gbps connection for free! I can't wait to hear from you! =)

about a month ago
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Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

PIBM Re:I take offense! (165 comments)

That filter might be a little too restrictive; you'd only see your own edits.

about a month ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

PIBM Re:Black hole? (277 comments)

100 years registration is offered at 999.00$ - they 'give' you a 70% discount!!! =)

about a month ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

PIBM Re: The Heartland Institute (552 comments)

Perhaps the section on the artic sea ice was written on day 67 ? That was valid on that date :)

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Refutes Report On iPhone Threat To China's National Security

PIBM Re:Any cell phone is a security risk. (134 comments)

I'm not sure why you would bring the war of 1812 to the table ? Care to enlighten me ?

about a month and a half ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

PIBM Re:No. (502 comments)

Yeah, I put an RCA connector on a bracket in which I made a somewhat correct hole, and I soldered a shielded 4 pins - 2 connector to it (sometimes the pinout is 3 or 4 pins with 2 used). It's been with me for quite a while.

My current motherboard is this one: GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-D3H . The audio chip is supposed to be able to do DTS, but I can't find any driver. Feel free to email me if you have any extraneous information :)

about a month and a half ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

PIBM Re:No. (502 comments)

I'm talking 60 feet of wire here to my large multi-zone amplifier. I purchased a (shielded) 100' coaxial cable for 5$ in 2004 to connect to my previous amplifier and that has been working wonder. I had to solder myself an output so I could use this connection on the computers that don`t have a direct coax output but only pins. Sadly, they don't always have the DTS/DDL support.

Neither the DS or DSX has a direct coaxial plug. I would still need to use my custom made bracket to plug it on the spdif pin output. Both of them have the DTS connect so I'd go with the lower priced. I still find 60$ simply for DTS encoding to be a steep step as it would not get used much - mostly playing music from here.

Perhaps someday I`ll find what I need -- simple encoding card, or I might move up to HDMI 2.0 someday.

about a month and a half ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

PIBM Re:No. (502 comments)

Onboard sound is fine, but a lot of motherboard don't have support for creating dolby digital live output. In fact, I am currently in the market for a lowly priced card that would do just this. For once I could simply move my card to the next computer, no matter which motherboard it is.

Is there a correctly priced (30$ perhaps ?) sound card that only do optical and coaxial output, with dolby digital live support ? We have very good surround received, I see no reason not to use those DAC and power amplifier with our nice speakers to get the sound out.

No I don't want to use HDMI; the video feed cause problem, and my monitors are too high res for hdmi anyway (not 2.0, but they don't support it either).

about a month and a half ago
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Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines

PIBM Re:Buy the book BANNED by Costco! (149 comments)

If you really think we should read your book please provide a torrent source. Shall we find it interesting, many people who would have skipped it will purchase it from amazon or whichever seller is left.

Else, I'm pretty sure it's worthless.

Thank you for your time :)

about 1 month ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

PIBM Re:Author of Excel to be sued next (311 comments)

What if she was trying to get coverage to promote her new incoming carreer ? Exactly what she was asking for while trolling us all.

about 1 month ago
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Exploiting Wildcards On Linux/Unix

PIBM Re:Question... -- ? (215 comments)

Are you running commands, with root on stuff you don't know where it comes from ?

If you absolutely have to go run the query in the folder into which someone has upload/file creation, then at least use ./* if the tool doesn't support --.

This is not an issue if you work recursively on the directory holding whatever they want, which should cover most of the situations. A bad admin can run queries that are as dangerous or worst pretty fast!

Always be cautious when running someone else shell script, that's even more dangerous..

about 2 months ago
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Uber Demonstrations Snarl Traffic In London, Madrid, Berlin

PIBM Re:Competition Sucks (507 comments)

When you signup for your car insurance, and when you renew (at least in Canada), you are asked to provide the highest number of miles you might drive in the year. Should that mileage exceed your declaration by a large value upon a reclamation, you might run in some trouble.

about 3 months ago
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Tesla Makes Improvements To Model S

PIBM Re:gullwing doors (136 comments)

That`s quite an interesting read :) He still should have limited his scope though, and I don`t think we will see production road cars using nitromethane to that extent for sale anytime soon.

about 3 months ago
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Tesla Makes Improvements To Model S

PIBM Re:gullwing doors (136 comments)

I remember hitting the rear window defrost and have the hatch open on a less than 5 years old car.. And yes that was reproductible (and fixable..) but still showed a very bad design.

about 3 months ago
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Tesla Makes Improvements To Model S

PIBM Re:gullwing doors (136 comments)

That`s a rocket engine not a combustion engine.. still he should have used most 4 wheeled combustion engine vehicules rather than a simple `combustion engine` shortcut while referring to those.

about 3 months ago
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Patent Troll Ordered To Pay For the Costs of Fighting a Bad Patent

PIBM Re:but (191 comments)

This was a `no subvention` development on the south shore of the St-Lawrence river near Quebec city. In this case, the total permits costs had to cover the full extent of the development costs of the land. Typically, they would absorb the costs on your property taxes over the years, thus showing a much smaller amount.

about 3 months ago
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Patent Troll Ordered To Pay For the Costs of Fighting a Bad Patent

PIBM Re:but (191 comments)

Well, large high class development often have higher costs for those parameters. You have much less houses per linear foot of frontage, increasing the cost of bringing water, taking sewer out, and building roads. That area was rocky and had a lot of slope, thus it was easy to understand that the development costs were high, and the city can't be building this without making it back.

The promoter who was selling the plots was also the only one allowed to build in the area; or rather, he would not sell a plot of land if you weren't signing for the house at the same time.

I built my house in a regular development zone, still 6000 square meters of land, and the total permit cost was around 200$ CAD at that time (tree clearing, house, underground electricity, drinking water, sewage and pool permits)

about 3 months ago
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Patent Troll Ordered To Pay For the Costs of Fighting a Bad Patent

PIBM Re:but (191 comments)

Actual specification for that area was, in 2008, 8000 to 9000 square meters per plot; 95$ per square meter of lot size plus 150$ per square meter of habitation for the construction permit. Other requirements were two stories, full masonry, hidden garage entrance and no roof slopes at less than 12-12.

Needless to say we went somewhere else.. having had that kind of money I really would have liked to build at that place though.

about 3 months ago

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