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Comment: They're right with some caveats... (Score 1) 477

...but do not buy from Creative. They're overpriced crap with dubious driver support - the last card worth buying from them was maybe the AWE32?
Also, you need to have real speakers. And if you have a real amp to go with those speakers, it probably has SPDIF and you don't need a discrete sound card :)

Sadly, the competition (Asus Xonar for example) only cares about Windows as well, so they're out of the question.

Comment: But it's simple (Score 2) 86

by Torp (#47419249) Attached to: Gamestop's Ludicrous Idea: Require Preorders To Unlock Custom Game Content

Any game that has launch day DLC, be it preorder bonus crap or not, I will only buy - IF i bother - when they release the "GOTY edition" with all the content included, at half the price. Or maybe I'll wait till said edition goes on sale at 75% off :)
If you're impatient and want to have a game at launch, your (monetary) loss.

Comment: The real reason is... (Score 1) 204

by Torp (#47387681) Attached to: New Russian Law To Forbid Storing Russians' Data Outside the Country

To restrict Russian citizen's access to about 90% of the internet.
Yes, the big names might hire servers and staff in Russia... and cooperate with the Russian government.
But the smaller organizations? No way in hell they can afford that.
It's mostly another form of the Great Firewall of China.

Comment: Re:Breaking News! Take 2 (Score 1) 99

by Torp (#47304007) Attached to: Microsoft's Cloud Storage Service OneDrive Now Offers 15GB For Free

OwnCloud is good if you're willing to take the time to maintain it. I tried to use it but it seemed very bloated for my lowly Atom home server. Php and webdav, if i recall correctly. They should have made a native code lightweight sync server separate from the web interface IMO.
Of course, if you *have* to run a cloud service that you control 100%, OwnCloud is the best solution. I'd mod you up but I already posted in this thread...

Comment: Re: Big deal (Score 1) 99

by Torp (#47303991) Attached to: Microsoft's Cloud Storage Service OneDrive Now Offers 15GB For Free

I see an "Allow local peer discovery and syncing" checkbox so it's not missing LAN sync. For my use cases delta sync and two step authentication aren't useful.
So here's another shameless referral link:
Note that I just signed up so I'm more deserving of the 5 Gb bonuses than the guys above who already have terabytes of storage :p

Funny, I was going to pay for Dropbox the moment they dropped prices to google drive levels. But they seem to have lost the opportunity now. Don't you like this thing called "competition"?

Dreams are free, but you get soaked on the connect time.