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Preferred Type of Game?

zwarte piet What? No powergames? (171 comments)

or wargames/olypic games/Gay games/mind games

about a week ago
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"Fat-Burning Pill" Inches Closer To Reality

zwarte piet Re:just like condoms (153 comments)

Go walk for an hour every day & drink enough water. Nothing else needed.

about a week ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

zwarte piet Re:Depends (566 comments)

Check out all those hardcopies on the wall.

about a week ago
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Comcast Sued For Turning Home Wi-Fi Routers Into Public Hotspots

zwarte piet Re:And when the police kick in the door... (291 comments)

The public networks has a different ip address so not gonna happen. And open network=asking for it.

about a week ago
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Comcast Sued For Turning Home Wi-Fi Routers Into Public Hotspots

zwarte piet SFR (France) does this also (291 comments)

but turning it off is dead easy. It's an option in the modem menu. Kinda pointless anyway when you live in the middle of nowhere. Nobody's ever going to use the public thing.

about a week ago
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The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

zwarte piet Re:Not totally (375 comments)

The latest generation of ultra thin balloons are actually quite nice to screw. Yes this is a very recent development.

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Have Finally Sampled the Most Abundant Material On Earth

zwarte piet Re:Also known as ... (128 comments)

Gnugat?

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Have Finally Sampled the Most Abundant Material On Earth

zwarte piet Re: Cool (128 comments)

Pain is insignificant next to the power of the force.

about two weeks ago
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Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing

zwarte piet Re:1994 (523 comments)

I went to primary school in the 70ties. Fountain pens or pencils were not allowed, only ballpoints. My mother thought it was stupid and talked the teacher into allowing me to use a fountain pen. Calculators were around but we were still tought the art of doing calculus in the head and on paper. Still use that a lot.

about two weeks ago
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Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

zwarte piet Re:How about transfer rate and reliability? (215 comments)

It's a Dell (with xp) and the mb only takes 2GB. I have been promised a Core-i5 machine with 8GB (refurbished Dell win win7), don't know when that arrives, but for now I'm programming with this one. Can't wait till I actually start earning money, wich should be soon (I guess that's being selfemployed for ya).

about three weeks ago
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Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

zwarte piet Re:How about transfer rate and reliability? (215 comments)

I have 2GB of ram in a P4, and usually 2.5-3GB in swap. When the swap gets over 4GB (Firefox seems very happy to do that) the system gets too slow to work with. Not sure what would happen if I turn swap off. I probably would see lots of out-of-memory errors and have to use the reset button often. On Linux I've been told, a bit of swap can actually speed up a system by freeing up ram for disk caching.

about three weeks ago
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Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

zwarte piet Re:How about transfer rate and reliability? (215 comments)

I read up on the subject and decided that reducing the swappyness to 1 rather than turning it off would be the best idea on *nix systems. Not sure what to do on Windows.

about three weeks ago
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Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

zwarte piet Re:How about transfer rate and reliability? (215 comments)

I tried "no swap" long ago, on a 386 with 5MB ram, but then the system would hang when the memory got full.

about three weeks ago

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