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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

PIBM Re:More importantly (389 comments)

And here's for UK;

The average age of cars on UK roads has risen to 7.44 years, as drivers feel the pinch. This figure was revealed by British Car Auctions (BCA), and is up from 6.93 years in 2008. Around seven million cars on the road sit in the six to eight year old age bracket.

5 days ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

PIBM Re:More importantly (389 comments)

Canada: (average car age) has remained within a tight range over the last decade, averaging 8.4 years
EU: 8.3

Is the avg. car age affected by collectors in the usa, or what ???

5 days ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

PIBM Re:Ads (330 comments)

All it has is a license; as you said the concept itself can't be protected. Minecraft itself was a derivate, and there are many clones. 2.5B might appear be a high price, even more if I had misunderstood the tangible assets real value. But still, I can much more easily value mojang / minecraft / realms / scrolls to 2.5B than I could give a 1B valuation to twitch..

about a week ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

PIBM Re:Ads (330 comments)

They purchased mojang. That usually includes the cash on hand and monetary assets. Recent estimates I've seen were talking of 1.5B in tangible assets for Mojang. Thus, it's a 1B premium, meaning that they value the profits per year for the following years at 150-160M, which is very easy to reach with that license.

Minecraft has sold more than 100 million copies, every of them having the possibility for paying for a minecraft realm monthly to share their creations. A lot more people can buy the game. Then, if it start fading away, they will be able to grab a lot of money with minecraft 2.

Finally, they can also use this license to push their devices for which there was no minecraft before. Optimized for Windows Phone!@

This is not an insane amount at all, compared to the twitch buyout or such..

about a week ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

PIBM Re:OK (203 comments)

indeed, the 7 caught me offguard. I've managed to grab it and the password I had used match web based games I didn't care about (required signup for flash tests). Still nothing related to gmail directly.

about two weeks ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

PIBM Re:OK (203 comments)

Really ?? I don't even remember using that password somewhere, and I confirm I never used that on well known and large site.

Thank you BTW

about two weeks ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

PIBM Re:OK (203 comments)

I'm on it, but I need to know which password was hacked. That would provide me a lot of info on what happened.

about two weeks ago
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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 (382 comments)

You aren't playing enough good games!

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

about three weeks 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 a month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months ago

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