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Comment Re:WoW Subscriptions (Score 1) 218

How much would you be willing to pay per game hour?

Good question. According to this blog, "30 yuan will buy you 4000 minutes of gametime and 15 yuan will buy you 2000 minutes of gametime. That's $0.06 per hour played."

That works out at US$4 for 4000 minutes, which would be about £3. Obviously, Chinese pricing reflects the local economy. 4000 minutes is 66h 40m, so say that's 2 hours a night for a month. Lowest UK monthly subscription is £7.69, so if I could get 4000 minutes for £7-£8 that expired after 90 days, I'd probably go for it.

Comment WoW Subscriptions (Score 1) 218

What prevents me from getting into playing WoW are the payment options available to European (and US) players. It's either a monthly subscription or a 60-day timecard. With either option I'd feel obliged to play nearly every day to ensure I was getting my money's worth. I don't always have the time to do so every evening. In China, they buy game hours, which is a model that would suit me better.

Comment Re:Does it still require you to install a RDBMS? (Score 2, Informative) 302

    Where does Akonadi store my data?

Akonadi merely acts as a cache for your data, the actual content stays where it has always been, .ics/.vcf/MBOX files, local maildirs, IMAP- and groupware servers. There is only a limited amount of data stored exclusively in Akonadi:

        * Data not supported by the corresponding backends, such as email flags in case of maildir/mbox. This is comparable to KMail's binary index files stored alongside these files in pre-Akonadi times.
        * Internal meta-data used by application or resources, such as information about the last synchronization with a backend or translated folder names.
        * Data that has been changed while the corresponding backend has been offline and has not yet been uploaded.

Comment Re:KDE (Score 1) 249

I gave up on KDE4 with KDE4.2. Did a 'yum update' on my Fedora-running laptop to upgrade KDE4.1.4, noticed that MySQL had been pulled in as a dependency. Tracked it down to Akonadi. Did some research and found that the KDE devs had decided that you now need a full-fat RDBMS to run a desktop. As far as I could tell at the time, they're not even using MySQL to hold any information, just to pass data between applications.

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