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Comment: Re:Reminds me of Chessmaster cheating (Score 1) 224

by swaq (#48463273) Attached to: Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal
I'm not the anon, but I also did this a little over a decade ago. I made a separate account on a casual gaming site that had chess. I think I was just curious how the program would stack up to real people. Some of the [presumably real] players at the top gave Chessmaster a real challenge. But I think the only times I lost were when I inputed a move wrong. I quit when people started asking me for advice...

Comment: Re:Should have been driving a Tesla (Score 1) 961

by swaq (#45583429) Attached to: Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?

And 600HP is nothing. I've got a good friend from college who gets almost 1200HP in his GTR (1192 WHP / 1402 crank, actually). I don't see him wrapping it around vertical objects.

The GTR (unless you are referring to the Ultima GTR) is front-engined and all-wheel drive. One with 1400 hp probably has a tremendous amount of turbo lag as well. I really don't think you can compare that to the mid-engined, naturally aspirated V10 Carrera GT.

Comment: Re:How common is IR arming remotes? (Score 1) 153

by swaq (#44840455) Attached to: $20 'Toy' Deactivates Cheap Home Alarms, Opens Doors
My car has HomeLink in the mirror. I believe in order to learn the code the remote needs to be close to the mirror (though I didn't test from further away). For rolling codes, I had to capture several button presses in a row (about 5 times, if I recall correctly). I'm pretty sure the captures need to be sequential to learn the rolling code.

Comment: Re:Startup time is not a useful metric (Score 1) 242

by swaq (#37791178) Attached to: Early Speed Tests For Windows 8

** Seriously, I haven't seen any other desktop do that. Granted I've only ever used Windows and Gnome, but neither of them does it. Is it really so hard to remember the open applications as shutdown and open that at startup?

Xfce does this as well. I'm running Xubuntu 10.10 on my laptop and this is one of my favorite features.

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