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Comment: Re:gtfo (Score 1) 724

by godefroi (#48057409) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

If you make it known you are a woman on an entire host of mic'd online-play games, you will almost always be harassed. The girls I know who are into those type of games only play them with the mic muted and using an androgynous user-name. More often, they will just stay away from those games, and stick to games that have a less negative social aspect. Similarly, you can easily get called the entire gamut of racial slurs and have your sexual preferences questioned and insulted. It might be true that most of the worst verbal assaults come from dorky 14 year olds, but that doesn't make it alright and that does very little to soften the pain it causes to be treated that way.

My wife plays mic'd games, makes it known she's female, and the worst "harassment" she's ever had is a World of Warcraft group wiping whenever she says anything over voice chat.

My anecdotal story is worth as much as your unsubstantiated claim, i.e. nothing.

Comment: Re:Catching up with Fedora (Score 2) 644

by godefroi (#48037229) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Windows 10

C:\Program Files\7-Zip
$ ./7z

7-Zip [64] 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18

What's so complicated about that? Feel free to use the .exe as well if it makes you feel better:

C:\Program Files\7-Zip
$ ./7z.exe

7-Zip [64] 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18

If 7z.exe is in your path, no need to give it a directory:

D:\
$ 7z

7-Zip [64] 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18

Also, if you're into terseness, you can use the "gci" alias for Get-ChildItem, or the "dir" alias, or the "ls" alias.

Comment: Re: 5820K is an extremely nice part (Score 1) 181

by godefroi (#47788703) Attached to: Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

In my experience, I'm seldom if ever CPU-capped, and if I am, what I'm doing it the sort of thing that 10% won't make a difference on. My advice, save your money. Buy all the RAM you'll want now (16GB, 32GB would be extravagant) before it becomes expensive.

The few extra months you buy with the 5960X isn't going to make a difference in the long run.

Of course, I don't know your particular application, nor do I know your particular financial situation. YMMV.

Comment: Re:maybe (Score 1) 355

by godefroi (#47773693) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

You didn't sign a contract with your greengrocer that allowed them to rig the scale in any way they want. You DID (or, at least, the submitter did) sign a contract that allowed AT&T to measure bandwidth any way they want. Furthermore, he/she signed a contract agreeing to take all disputes to arbitration, not the courts. Double whammy.

Comment: Re: maybe (Score 1) 355

by godefroi (#47773681) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

furthermore, they could one sidedly change the encapsulation to have gigabytes of padding for no reason at all.

They sure could. Additionally, if you read the T&C, they could do just about anything else they wanted, too (section 10.d, emphasis mine):

http://www.att.com/shop/intern...

d. Network Management. AT&T reserves the right to engage in reasonable network management practices, to protect its broadband network from harm, compromised capacity, degradation in network performance or service levels, or uses of the Service which may adversely impact access to or the use of the Service by other customers. Reasonable network management practices that AT&T may adopt include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) a cap on data usage; (ii) a modification of a customer’s serving facility or service technology, and/or (iii) a modification of or a limitation on a customer’s data throughput speed or data consumption.

Furthermore, the customer agreed to go through arbitration for all "all disputes and claims". This sure sounds like a dispute to me, therefore, what the submitter should be looking for is an arbitrator.

Comment: Re:I seem to remember... (Score 1) 275

by godefroi (#47764797) Attached to: Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

All my machines run beautifully; I spent the money for 16GB of RAM when I built them so that I wouldn't have to obsess over each MB a process uses

Enlighten me:
- CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
- Click show all processes
- How many?

Also:
- goto performance tab
- How many threads/handles?

Each thread and handle uses up resources, not just your excessive 16gb of memory. Unless you have X thread capable cores to match the current thread number, your programs are having to compete and share CPU resources.

and I wrote the sync client myself, because I couldn't find one I liked.

Is it "coded" in Java?

# get-process | measure -property handles -sum

Count : 119
Average :
Sum : 55134
Maximum :
Minimum :
Property : Handles

So, that's 119 processes, and 55,134 handles.

# Get-CimInstance win32_thread | measure-object

Count : 1623
Average :
Sum :
Maximum :
Minimum :
Property :

Looks like 1623 threads.

I wrote my S3 sync client in C#.

Comment: Re:I seem to remember... (Score 1) 275

by godefroi (#47756449) Attached to: Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

All my machines run beautifully; I spent the money for 16GB of RAM when I built them so that I wouldn't have to obsess over each MB a process uses.

I also don't use the Google disk-space-thingy- whatever-its-called. I use S3, and I wrote the sync client myself, because I couldn't find one I liked.

Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. -- Perlis's Programming Proverb #58, SIGPLAN Notices, Sept. 1982

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