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Comment: My sound card is an A/V amplifier (Score 2, Informative) 502

After many problems with sound cards, sound cards drivers and video drivers, I removed sound hardware from my PC.
I use the HDMI output of my video card, connected to an Audio Video amplifier and that's all. 5.1 when needed, in games or VLC.

Comment: Re:[GodwinPoint attribute="intentional"] (Score 1) 407

You're right, it would fit the context much better than the yellow star. The latter is by far the most known, though.
The fact is that I didn't know about the other signs; or I didn't remembered. Anyway, shame on me, a French should know that. That's frightening me : losing memories like this one. I didn't know war. I barely spoke of it with my grand parents before they die. And I see the world committing the same mistakes than 50 or 100 years ago.

Oh, sorry, I forgot the [CheapPhilosophy] tags ...

Comment: Not a French Problem (Score 1) 196

by AncalagonTotof (#42654495) Attached to: France Proposes a Tax On Personal Information Collection

OK, France is not perfect. I can tell, I'm French.
But this problem is not a French only problem. It's a problem of tax avoidance.
Few years ago, Sarkozy said "Tax heavens don't exist anymore". Seriously !?!?
So, why are Google, Amazon, etc, paying so little taxes ? In France only ?
Do you think they are paying these taxes in your magnificent United States of America ?
No, they're just paying a little as they can _everywhere_.

Comment: Pay ? Or refund ? (Score 1) 474

by AncalagonTotof (#40055711) Attached to: MS Will Remove OEM 'Crapware' For $99

Hi,

Here, in France (and probably in some other countries), we can get money back for OS and crapware. OK, I'm talking about the whole set of crapware, Redmond one included.
It's difficult, it's long, you have to go before a judge (or somebody close to). But you can get your money back. Several computer manufacturers have lost in court.

M$ gives tools and procedures to OEM and manufacturers to add it. And now they want us to pay for it's removal ? "Vindju" comme on dit !

Comment: gREAT cASE (Score 1) 302

by AncalagonTotof (#33474104) Attached to: Australia Adopts EU's Geographical Indicator System For Wine
[troll inside. Or not] I wonder ... Why are there so many upper case letters ? I thought only Germans put upper case letters at the beginning of all words. Not English ? So, why "Australia Adopts EU's Geographical Indicator System For Wine" ? And then, why only one in "amontillado, Auslese, burgundy, chablis, champagne, claret, marsala, moselle, port, and sherry". I think these words would deserve some, don't you think ? That's what I've been taught. May be I'm wrong, I'm French ... [end of troll inside. Or not]
The Internet

+ - cOULD yOU sTOP tO pUT uPPER cASE lETTERS tO ...

Submitted by AncalagonTotof
AncalagonTotof (1025748) writes "... eACH aND eVERY wORD ???
I'm not a expert in foreign languages nor in English in particular (I'm French, you see what I mean !), but I'm fed up with upper case letters at the beginning of every word of the Internet !!!
Perhaps German needs some, but English ??? Why ??? Where does this curious habit come from ?"

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