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Comment: KBT Poker 2 (Score 1) 451

by Damnshock (#49274007) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Good Keyboard?

I bought this keyboard last summer and I am so damned happy about it.

- It's very compact: no FX raw, no numpad, no arrow keys.
- Mechanical
- Backlit
- Macros (up to 14 characters IIRC)

Something that it really annoyed me at first but afterwards I have realized that is a very intelligent decision: the location of the "arrow keys" on the left side of the keyboard. I am an avid vim short cuts user ( vimperator extension on my Firefox, kwrite/kate with vi-compatibility, heavy user of vim ) and having my fingers on hjkl and not having to move my hand whenever I have to move around with the arrow keys ( when switching to a program withough vim-like behaveour) is fantastic :-)

All in all: FANTASTIC keyboard


Comment: Re:Tailgating (Score 1) 525

by Damnshock (#48498219) Attached to: Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

"I can tell you that, by *FAR*, the best highways are in France and in Catalunya"

And both of them are mostly toll-based and, at least in the Catalonian case, newer than average (I'd say it has more to do with the fact of being newer than being toll-based. My guest: A2 Zaragoza-Barcelona: toll based but older, therefore subpar. And lucky we are that most of the way is just a long straight, so not much of a problem).

I wasn't doing distinction between toll-based and not toll-based. As per your example...

1 - You are including the part that is not in Catalunya... Barcelona - Lleida is pretty good
2 - I am talking in general, not an specific case.

PS:if you go the way of examples... get the oldest (toll-based) highway in Spain: Badalona-Matarà (1969) and is a very good one:-)

Comment: Re:Tailgating (Score 1) 525

by Damnshock (#48497429) Attached to: Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

"German driving laws are tough. But they have some of the best roads and drivers in the world."

I have driven cars and motorbikes in different countries and continents: US: (California, Nevada, Washington, New Mexico, Texas, Minessota, Kansas...) , Canada (from Vancouver to Toronto and thourout Quebec), Mexico, UK: from Brighton to Edinburg in Scotland, Spain: Malaga, Madrid, Valencia, Zaragoza San Sebastian, Barcelona..., France: across the south,east and north, Italy: all around the north until Rome, Austria: west, Switzerland: throughout the whole country, Germany: throughout the whole country, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Poland, Japan....

I can tell you that, by *FAR*, the best highways are in France and in Catalunya (north east of Spain) getting to a close second place.

German highways are ok, but not as good as in other countries (although I have to admin that for USA standards they look pretty dammed good)

Comment: Question... -- ? (Score 1) 215

by Damnshock (#47336073) Attached to: Exploiting Wildcards On Linux/Unix

After years of using command line programs daily I never heard of -- before today. It was never brought up in school, nor did I see any specific thread / blog post on the subject. So to answer your question, I don't. I've never heard about that before. Where did you learn about that ?

man bash:
"-- A -- signals the end of options and disables further option processing. Any arguments after the -- are treated as filenames and arguments."

Comment: Re:Hey, great.... finally an AI... (Score 4, Informative) 186

by Damnshock (#44251727) Attached to: Spanish Chatbot Hunts For Pedophiles

It's still 13 legally. What you are refering is a proposal to change it.

If aproved, it can show up curious situations when you can legallyl get married at the age of 12 and you won't be able to have sex until you are 16? (in case you married an older and adult partner)

Comment: Re:Kindle - publishers can allow lending (Score 1) 581

I remember buying a Kindle ebook. I remember wanting to read it on my computer. And I remember not being able to read it (unless without some tricks).

That's when I decided I wouldn't be buying any Kindle ebook again. If the same happens with Xbox I'm sure I won't be buying one

Comment: Re:Depends on the source (Score 1) 749

by Damnshock (#43249057) Attached to: Can You Really Hear the Difference Between Lossless, Lossy Audio?

Humans can usually listen to sounds from 20Hz to 20kHz but that doesn't mean than there might be some people that are able to listen to higher frequencies, say 22,5kHz for example

Now, as per the Nyquist-Shannon theorem we need to sample at double the bandwidth ( f>2B ) in order to get *all* the information from the source. 22,5*=45 which is higher than 44,1... therefore, there are few people that *do* actually notice the difference between 44.1kHz sampling and 96kHz ( although that is very very rare).

Comment: Re:What Longer WOrk Days Get You. (Score 1) 615

by Damnshock (#41056479) Attached to: Are 12-16 Hour Workdays Productive?

1. Sloppy work.
2. Work filled with errors (not just sloppy, but defective).
3. Resentment.
4. It puts the company as risk of sabotage and theft.
5. A bad reputation....does anyone really want to work at Dell?

I think that in all likelihood the vast majority of achievements in the world came from people who were NOT compelled to work 12 hour days. They may have been working long hours, but they did that because of their passion or competitive drive...they wanted to.

But unless you are on some legitimate high states deadline, long days for the sake of longs days is a bad idea all the way around.

Please come to Spain and tell that to all (well, almost) "bosses" in this country.

8h contracts and 12h workdays are *very* common here.

I'm not surprise we are in the situation we are nowadays... :S

"You're a creature of the night, Michael. Wait'll Mom hears about this." -- from the movie "The Lost Boys"