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Network Security While Traveling?

dalmiroy2k Re:wrong question (312 comments)

"Dame los lentes"

more than 5 years ago

Are Game Consoles Ruining DLC?

dalmiroy2k Re:Console Gamers Shouldn't Complain (399 comments)

I agree and the perfect example for this is Grand Theft Auto IV.
The only exception so far this year has been Street Fighter IV.

more than 5 years ago

Printable Batteries Should Arrive Next Year

dalmiroy2k Re:Duration (92 comments)

We should start beta testing "Adblock plus - News papers and Magazines special edition"

more than 5 years ago

New Left 4 Dead DLC Coming Next Month

dalmiroy2k There are already HQ Custom campagins (55 comments)

There are a few Custom Campaigns that you should try, both for single and multiplayer.
The first one, Death Aboard, looks like as if it was made by Valve itself. It's really polished and has probably the best final level.
The second one, Dam It!, it's only one large level but it provides adequate challenges.
There is also a "Dawn of the Dead (2004) remake" custom campaign coming soon

Death Aboard.
Dam it!

Full list

more than 5 years ago

Why Do Hard Drives Keep Getting Bigger?

dalmiroy2k I just wish batteries could get better too... (450 comments)

Sure, with can have a 4TB Raid'ed HDD for (relativity) cheap to store anything we will ever need. Also we have 256GB Kingstone USB pendrives available right now, but how about batteries?
After a really hot summer and a little overclocking, my original VAIO battery duration went from 2 1/2 hours to merely half and hour, maybe a little more.
Same applies to my AA rechargeable batteries my wii motes use, my Black And Decker drill, My Logitech MX revolution soldered battery, my Ipod nano, etc. They all last half (or less) they used to last when were new and only after 2 years.
I wish we had something different, that lasted years, something nuclear like the Fallout universe...

more than 5 years ago

Kingston Unveils $1000 USB Flash Drive

dalmiroy2k I use USB Flash drives as diskettes (119 comments)

Since I got rid of my 3.5' 1.44MB drive and disks several years ago, cheap USB Flash Drives have become their replacements.
As long as the pendrive is fast and robust enough, I don't care much as size. 1 or 2GB are ok for the use I am giving them.
I have a dedicated and encrypted drive for my work, another with personal data that's in a Ziplock inside my safe, another one in the internal USB port my motherboard has, another one in my DVD player front USB port, another four in those mini hubs behind my pc, etc.
If I need better and faster portable storage with respectable size, I use my 300GB WD Passport Essential that got in a Amazon deal. It has multiple partitions, some encrypted.

more than 5 years ago

Checked out from the library right now, I've got ...

dalmiroy2k I love Science fiction books (369 comments)

In this new century when it seems you don't have time for anything, specially reading books, I love to disconnect myself from the world and grab a science fiction book from my backlog (I usually hunt for deals @ Amazon or used bookstore) and spend hours alone and in silence enjoying them.
If the author takes the time to detail the surrounding where to plot occurs, using your imagination it may feel just like watching a blockbuster at the theater.
An example of this is Max Brook's World War Z. A Zombie apocalypse novel that I may have read tree times and I just can't stop doing it. That way it graphically narrates everything keeps you wanting to continue reading. Same Thing happens with Cormac McCarthy's The Road.
That doesn't mean that I don't watch movies, tv or play games, it just means that you always should use some of your time for reading a book, specially if you are on vacation.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft To Offer Windows 7 On USB Thumb Drives?

dalmiroy2k Re:Linux on USB Flash Drives (259 comments)

No, he said he wanted a Windows Executable with a nice GUI that would automatically download the right soft (Some custom ISO) and let you store everything you need in your USB Pendrive, like codecs, office alternatives, Firefox, etc.
Something my parents could do over the phone as long as they have USB booting as default to migrate.

more than 5 years ago

SSN Required To Buy Palm Pre

dalmiroy2k It's worse over here (543 comments)

I live in Argentina and in order to legally buy a cellphone you need (to have and) show your DNI (ID) and not only that, they also do 2 photocopies of it.(The store keeps one archived and the other goes to the government for investigation).
A lot of people are actually banned from buying equipment or new cell lines, so they often go to the black market to fulfill their needs.
Regardless of that, I only use my D.N.I. (National ID document) for voting and bank related paperwork. For general ID we got a CI (ID card) that according to the law we should carry it at all times). Oh, also we need a driving license if you are driving so there goes ID # 3.

more than 5 years ago

When watching a movie, I like to add calories via ...

dalmiroy2k Re:Nothing (457 comments)

With all the problems we have right now most people gladly pay that fee in order to put your brain in standby for 2+ hours and enjoy some blockbuster with big explosions, car chases and hot chicks, like the upcoming Transformers movie...

more than 5 years ago

The Age of Steam

dalmiroy2k A change of habbits (159 comments)

I'm from Argentina and I bought Left 4 Dead for $37 during the holiday sale deal.
I already had the pirated version but wanted to play online (hassle free) and have the latest future patches or (free) DLC from the moment they are released.
You could say I bought not content but a license to play it buy I'm fine with that given that I played countless hours online so far (compared to the offline-only/buggy/abuse-cheat online servers from the pirate version).
Another odd remark is that the retail version was not yet available in my country, so Steam was the only legal way to buy it back then.
Also I got the $10 Team Fortress 2 deal a few weeks ago and I'm loving it.

more than 5 years ago

How many torrents are you seeding right now?

dalmiroy2k Private tracker mostly (425 comments)

I mostly do torrents from a private page I'm a member. I have to maintain 1:1 ratio to avoid getting banned, but if you are ok with the rules you will mostly download from 100Mbps seedboxes.
There is no sense in linking the page as it is invitation only and I don't have any now, but my point is that you shouldn't rely only on TPB and mininova if you are looking for exclusive content or older releases that nobody seeds them anymore in public trackers.

more than 5 years ago

Do Video Games Cost Too Much?

dalmiroy2k Re:Hiopcrits? (763 comments)

Everything in Europe is expensive due to their overrated Euro.
Not a coincidence that now with the economic crisis several countries in the EU are considering the devaluation of the Euro or getting their own currency back.

more than 5 years ago

USB Flash Drive Comparison Part 2 — FAT32 Vs. NTFS

dalmiroy2k exFAT (198 comments)

There is another file system you may consider if you use Windows Vista SP1 or Windows 7 exclusively


about 6 years ago

The Recession

dalmiroy2k Re:Meanwhile in Brazil... (688 comments)

Same here in Argentina. We got a hell of an economic crisis back in 2001 that torn our country apart, affecting either poor or rich people.
So far only the auto industries got hit and the rest may notice recession in the upcoming months, but in now way it's gonna be like before..
We got stronger from the experience and a now regular folks avoid bank issued credits, save cash in multiple currencies and even stock food (to battle inflation).

about 6 years ago

In the next 12 months, the Middle East will be ...

dalmiroy2k Nuke it (1067 comments)

We should nuke Middle East from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.


about 6 years ago



dalmiroy2k dalmiroy2k writes  |  more than 7 years ago

dalmiroy2k (768278) writes "Federal agencies ban Windows Vista

Link: http://news.com.com/2102-1002_3-6166868.html?tag=s t.util.print

As Microsoft is out touting the "wow" of Windows Vista, two federal agencies are among those saying "whoa."

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cite fear of compatibility problems as one of the reasons not to allow their tens of thousands of employees to upgrade to Microsoft's latest operating system.

"We are temporarily not permitting computers with the Vista operating system to be connected to our networks," Michael Baum, a NIST spokesman, said Tuesday. The organization's technology staff is testing NIST applications and evaluating the security in Windows Vista. The same holds true for Internet Explorer 7 and Office 2007, he said.

It is not unusual that agencies aren't rushing to install major software updates. Large organizations in particular tend to do a lot of testing before upgrading. The same happened when Microsoft released Service Pack 2 for Windows XP. The actions by DOT, which employs about 54,000 people, and NIST, with 2,900 employees, were first reported by Information Week.

The DOT also bans Vista, Office 2007 and IE 7. In addition to compatibility concerns, the department lists cost, available funding and a pending headquarters move as reasons not to upgrade, according to a DOT memo dated January 19 (click for PDF of the memo). The memo is still current, a DOT representative said Tuesday."

dalmiroy2k dalmiroy2k writes  |  more than 8 years ago

dalmiroy2k (768278) writes " MacNN reports that Apple patent hints at satellite radio.

A recently discovered patent application from Apple hints at the company's exploration into satellite radio technology. The filing — published on October 19th and originally filed in August of 2005 — refers to two distinct methods of integrating the iPod with satellite services.

The first aspect of the patent describes the ability to tune "into a wireless signal (e.g., AM/FM radio, digital radio, or Wi-Fi)" using an iPod-style player with "the capability to accept accessories to add the necessary functionality." While this may refer to Apple's Radio Remote released late in 2005, the patent's explicit mention of support well beyond AM/FM radio is significant and may signal a future add-on that would supply satellite radio directly to the iPod, according to Electronista.

Even more interesting is the description of how such accessories would share information between the iPod and external receivers. In another section of the patent application, Apple refers to an "in-vehicle receiver-player" that would connect to both a music player and an in-car network to synchronize track data between the two connected devices. "If the in-vehicle receiver-player... is playing audio content that is received from a radio frequency broadcast (e.g., AM, FM, or XM), the portable media device... is able to determine descriptive media information associated with the audio content being played," writes Apple. The concept would let iPods not only display metadata from live radio (a feature already present in the Radio Remote) but would also enable the user to flag individual songs heard through these mediums — including XM Satellite Radio — for a later purchase through a "Media Purchase System" such as the iTunes Music Store.""


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