Storj, The “Sharing” Economy and Why It Matters

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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The sharing economy is a buzzword which has gained enormous traction despite the fact that it remains misunderstood, in my opinion. The luddite politicians who have been vocal against it on the grounds that it’s a dishonest loophole for escaping regulatory frameworks have it obviously wrong, but I feel…

Headless Steam In-Home Streaming, Pt 1: My Experience

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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For almost exactly three years now, I've been using a mid-2013 13.3" Macbook Air as my primary machine. As I explained in a review which has now disappeared with the demise of Epinions, I didn't expect the transition from an expensive gaming rig to a super-slim, barebones laptop…

The Retina MacBook Pro: Apple's Latest Display of Corporate Hubris

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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Apple's talk at WWDC last Monday was a very expected event, without a doubt. As it turns out, the iPhone 5 wasn't announced, and besides iOS 6, I felt like it was mostly the new Retina display-equipped Macbook Pro that stole the show. After all, it is quite a big…

Lian Li PC-V354B: Small is the New Big

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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As a computer enthousiast, I have live the most part of my life dreaming of big computer rigs. Gigantic cases with massive airflow, push-pull fan setups on everything, LED-lit this and that, all that jazz. After owning progessively bigger and bigger cases, from a Thermaltake Armor Jr (standard ATX mid-tower)…

Setting up AHCI Post-Installation for Vista and Windows 7

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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I've got a confession to make. Throughout the 5 (or more?) systems that I have built throughout my relatively short period of interest in computers, there has been one thing that I have always omitted to enable, on every single system: AHCI. Advanced Host Controller Interface, as it is otherwise…