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Comment: Re:Use RPZ! / Why Google PDNS / is not GPD (Score 1) 82

by PayPaI (#44845245) Attached to: Raspberry Pi As an Ad Blocking Access Point = is not a valid DNS server, likely they meant which is the secondary Google Public DNS address.

It's also possible they meant 4.2.2.[1-6] (of which may be the most popular), which isn't really a public DNS server either, but may be close enough to count as a backup for Google.


Epic Online Space Battle 296

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the get-the-hell-out-of-our-galaxy dept.
New submitter nusscom writes "On July 28th, as has been reported by BBC, a record number of EVE Online players participated in a record-breaking online battle between two alliances. This battle, which was essentially a turf-war was comprised of over 4,000 online players at one time. The load was so large that Crowd Control Productions (CCP) slowed down the game time to 10% of normal to accommodate the massive amount of activity." This is the largest battle to ever occur on EVE Online.

Can You Really Hear the Difference Between Lossless, Lossy Audio? 749

Posted by Soulskill
from the not-on-these-terrible-speakers dept.
CWmike writes "Lossless audio formats that retain the sound quality of original recordings while also offering some compression for data storage are being championed by musicians like Neil Young and Dave Grohl, who say compressed formats like the MP3s being sold on iTunes rob listeners of the artist's intent. By Young's estimation, CDs can only offer about 15% of the data that was in a master sound track, and when you compress that CD into a lossy MP3 or AAC file format, you lose even more of the depth and quality of a recording. Audiophiles, who have long remained loyal to vinyl albums, are also adopting the lossless formats, some of the most popular of which are FLAC and AIFF, and in some cases can build up terabyte-sized album collections as the formats are still about five times the size of compressed audio files. Even so, digital music sites like HDtracks claim about three hundred thousand people visit each month to purchase hi-def music. And for music purists, some of whom are convinced there's a significant difference in sound quality, listening to lossy file formats in place of lossless is like settling for a Volkswagen instead of a Ferrari."
Open Source

How To Use a Linux Virtual Private Server 303

Posted by samzenpus
from the listen-up dept.
Nerval's Lobster writes "Game developer David Bolton writes: 'For my development of Web games, I've hit a point where I need a Virtual Private Server. (For more on this see My Search for Game Hosting Begins.) I initially chose a Windows VPS because I know Windows best. A VPS is just an Internet-connected computer. "Virtual" means it may not be an actual physical computer, but a virtualized host, one of many, each running as if it were a real computer. Recently, though, I've run into a dead end, as it turns out that Couchbase doesn't support PHP on Windows. So I switched to a Linux VPS running Ubuntu server LTS 12-04. Since my main desktop PC runs Windows 7, the options to access the VPS are initially quite limited, and there's no remote desktop with a Linux server. My VPS is specified as 2 GB of ram, 2 CPUs and 80 GB of disk storage. The main problem with a VPS is that you have to self-manage it. It's maybe 90% set up for you, but you need the remaining 10%. You may have to install some software, edit a config file or two and occasionally bounce (stop then restart) daemons (Linux services), after editing their config files.'"

Comment: Re:My criticisms. (Score 1) 117

by PayPaI (#41392627) Attached to: Game Review: <em>Borderlands 2</em>

Framerate performance is... meh. For the hardware I'm running on (eVGA GTX 670FTW, Intel 2600k), I'd expect nothing less than a rock solid 60fps with the graphics on mid-to-high settings. Most of the time there isn't anything graphically intensive going on, but my framerate often dipped into the low 20s anyways.

I'm running everything maxed on a 560Ti / 3930k. Everything seems smooth although I'm not watching the FPS. Maybe it's more CPU dependent?

Comment: Re:"effectively unrepairable by the user" (Score 2) 914

by PayPaI (#40314261) Attached to: Analyzing the New MacBook Pro

And you should have spent an additional 10 seconds (maybe more, it was running slow) to look at the pictures linked in the main article.
The MacBook Pro Retina has 16 DDR3L chips on each side of the motherboard, and the SO-DIMM I linked has 8 DDR3L chips on each side of each piece. That's 16 * 2 = 32 chips on the MBP, and 8 * 2 * 2 = 32 (two pieces, two sides each) chips in the linked memory.
Which one is higher density? (The chips are the same size)
The cost of soldering thing was a joke, btw, and it maks me sad to have to even mention that.

Comment: Re:"effectively unrepairable by the user" (Score 2) 914

by PayPaI (#40311667) Attached to: Analyzing the New MacBook Pro

10 seconds with google finds this:

8GB PC3L-12800 1600MHZ SODIMM $65/ea.
That's $130 for 16GB, vs $180 from Apple. Maybe the extra $50 is the cost of soldering it to the motherboard?

You know you've landed gear-up when it takes full power to taxi.