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Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?

dfiguero My list (951 comments)

Any game available on Steam or coming from Blizzard

about a year ago
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Chinese Students Say They Are Being Forced To Build Your Next iPhone

dfiguero Re:Well, I was forced to serve them hamburgers (481 comments)

I don't think it has anything to do with the country but everything to do with the car. Toyota has plants in both Canada and Mexico so a fair comparison would be to look at the same brand made in different countries or different brands in the same country.

Otherwise you could say that my German built Mercedes is much better than the American built GM

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Unveils Outlook.com, Hotmail's Successor

dfiguero Not using it (368 comments)

The new mail client has the Metro look and feel.

Reason enough not to use it.

more than 2 years ago
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Bell Proposing Usage-Based Billing

dfiguero Re:Do-over (238 comments)

There will now be two backbones sharing the same pool of customers, thus the fixed costs will have to be recovered fro, whatever the fraction of customers you can lure away is, not the whole market as it was before.

Given that the story says:

As Bell was given a last-mile monopoly in much of Canada by the government they are required to follow rules set up by the CRTC this includes leasing their lines to competitive ISPs.

"Much of Canada" must be a significant amount of customers and I think you would need to consider that whatever new company would compete against Bell would try to offer some nice incentives to attract customers. They would probably push the status quo and consumers would get the best.

I know your point is that it doesn't seem to make much sense for a company in terms of profit but although the profits might not be the same as that of a natural monopoly, I think the profits of an oligopoly would still be attractive.

more than 5 years ago
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Mexican Government To Document Cell Phone Use

dfiguero Re:Prepaid phones. (232 comments)

Yes, prepaid or "as you go" service is the most popular kind of cellphone service in Mexico. I read some time ago that it was even bigger than land lines. I can't find the link where I read that but this says something similar.

From the article you need to provide name, date of birth and CURP if you are registering via SMS (you might be asked to provide gender and state of residence). However, to get a new cellphone number you would also need to provide a fingerprint, proof of address (like a hydro bill) and a valid id (I'm guessing voting card or passport).

more than 5 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

dfiguero Re:Show attached block devices (2362 comments)

You can also quickly execute commands on your history using !, !! or !?

!find (execute last find command)
!! (execute last command)
!?f (execute last command that had an 'f' as part of it)

I might be wrong about their use but this is how I interpret them to be for my personal use.

more than 5 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

dfiguero Re:Find / Grep (2362 comments)

For systems without grep -R:

find . -exec grep -i somestring {} \; -print

more than 5 years ago

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