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Nickname Axis
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Description Older, smarter, better.
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Signed On Jun 11, 2012, 20:08
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 21, 2014, 10:08 Axis
 
Amiga was well ahead of its time in many areas, especially from a graphics and usability standpoint. For me, it was the 2nd pinnacle of my gaming days following the c64...  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 20, 2014, 21:06 Axis
 
MSNBC, the pinnacle of worthless programming...  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
27. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 14, 2014, 09:58 Axis
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 14, 2014, 01:56:
Axis wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 23:08:
Hulu ads are more than acceptable, they are few, quick, and timed.

Not being able to stream many of the episodes unless you are in front of an actual PC is their problem.

We get around it by outputting the PC to the HDMI on our TV, but it's just ridiculous that you can't simply stream those same ones from Roku or other streaming device. And of course there's plenty of ways to get around ads on the PC as well, and not on a roku or other device which defeats their business model.

THATS what Hulu needs to "consider" -- all shows streamable or say no thanks to the network/show and let them flounder on cable.

Netflix is king. Amazon prime we barely use except for an occasional kid show and shipping of course. Hulu has the TV shows, but their streaming model (shows on PC and not on stream devices outside of PC) is their problem, not the ads.

I don't know how you can stand paying a monthly subscription and have to sit through commercials.

I don't for the most part -- it's primarily for my wife and kids who likes to watch the occasional sitcom or network show (the vast majority of which you won't get on Netflix or Amazon).

And coming from someone who hates commercials, hulu's ads are a fraction of the time and annoyance of cable. Again, the lack of all the episodes being capable of being streamed is the real issue.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 13, 2014, 23:08 Axis
 
Hulu ads are more than acceptable, they are few, quick, and timed.

Not being able to stream many of the episodes unless you are in front of an actual PC is their problem.

We get around it by outputting the PC to the HDMI on our TV, but it's just ridiculous that you can't simply stream those same ones from Roku or other streaming device. And of course there's plenty of ways to get around ads on the PC as well, and not on a roku or other device which defeats their business model.

THATS what Hulu needs to "consider" -- all shows streamable or say no thanks to the network/show and let them flounder on cable.

Netflix is king. Amazon prime we barely use except for an occasional kid show and shipping of course. Hulu has the TV shows, but their streaming model (shows on PC and not on stream devices outside of PC) is their problem, not the ads.


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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
8. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 13, 2014, 15:42 Axis
 
mag wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 06:17:
Flatline wrote on Oct 12, 2014, 23:37:
Axis wrote on Oct 12, 2014, 20:09:
Saboth wrote on Oct 12, 2014, 19:54:
Heh, just as predicted. Comcast and Verizon reams Netflix, and Netflix turns around and reams its customers. Then Comcast and Verizon likely ream the customers too, with another arbitrary price increase for service. It's like Americans are being double charged for internet service. I remember one one Comcast raised my rates twice in a year. Then another, they raised rates, then started charging for "free" converter boxes. And people are actually considering letting them buy up more competitors.

Netflix is worth having for 3x the cost. Comcast/verizon/directtv/etc are your reamers. Netflix is more than fair.

Is their content any better than about a year ago?

I cancelled my netflix because the content was atrocious. I found myself watching *maybe* 1-2 movies a month, and the TV shows I was watching were available on Amazon prime anyway (and I get free shipping and other stuff from the mothership for that).

It's still definitely a case of you needing to be willing to watch what they have rather than what you want. You have to be like water, man. Go with the flow, and you will be entertained.

Well... I rate what shows I like and hate, and try to do it often. With their unique ratings system, I have watched what was recommended (based on my own ratings) and have found they've listed a load of shows I'd never think to watch and absolutely loved. I'm extremely picky, and I hate commercials - so netflix forever for me atm.

Plus we have their 3 blu-ray to cover the kids and new releases if it's not streaming, especially since we have a killer home system and never go out to the movies anymore. When we had cable I barely watched anything, with netflix we've watched damn near a show a night for many years now, and the kids watch whatever they want whenever they like.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 12, 2014, 20:09 Axis
 
Saboth wrote on Oct 12, 2014, 19:54:
Heh, just as predicted. Comcast and Verizon reams Netflix, and Netflix turns around and reams its customers. Then Comcast and Verizon likely ream the customers too, with another arbitrary price increase for service. It's like Americans are being double charged for internet service. I remember one one Comcast raised my rates twice in a year. Then another, they raised rates, then started charging for "free" converter boxes. And people are actually considering letting them buy up more competitors.

Netflix is worth having for 3x the cost. Comcast/verizon/directtv/etc are your reamers. Netflix is more than fair.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 11, 2014, 17:13 Axis
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Oct 10, 2014, 00:23:
Axis wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 18:33:
Double post, internal server error my foot...

Those darn tablet browsers always screw up and do things like double post.

Thank you Steele exactly! : )
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
30. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 11, 2014, 17:03 Axis
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 10, 2014, 16:18:
Axis wrote on Oct 10, 2014, 16:03:
Cutter wrote on Oct 10, 2014, 15:31:
PHJF wrote on Oct 10, 2014, 14:57:
In a perfect world everybody would fucking love their job and strive to do it as best as possible on a daily basis. Rampant time wasting via the internet is a symptom, not a disease.

In a perfect world we wouldn't need to work in the first place. And that already exists for brats born to money.

And is the socialist dream of a lazy liberal! Unfortunately there's millions of lazies, not many silver spoons...

Yes, because 200 years ago we had to work 7 days a week, but thanks to those pinko commie libruls we only have to work five! Even God said you should only have Sunday off (who knew God was a commie?), but we take two days! In a row!

C'mon Axis, let's start a PAC to remove the weekend. We can call it the Seven Workdays All Lazy Liberals Over a Week Political Action Committee, or SWALLOWPAC for short. I'm sure we can get the Koch brothers to donate a ton. They'd prefer all their workers to be working seven days a week at their current monthly salary, so we should have plenty of money to support candidates.

lol JD.

At least we're seeing *real* working liberals now and again who don't feel the world owes them -- gives me hope! I'm long tired of hearing from the rich apologetic ones pretending to be a humanitarian poor person with a tough life...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
22. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 10, 2014, 16:03 Axis
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 10, 2014, 15:31:
PHJF wrote on Oct 10, 2014, 14:57:
In a perfect world everybody would fucking love their job and strive to do it as best as possible on a daily basis. Rampant time wasting via the internet is a symptom, not a disease.

In a perfect world we wouldn't need to work in the first place. And that already exists for brats born to money.

And is the socialist dream of a lazy liberal! Unfortunately there's millions of lazies, not many silver spoons...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 9, 2014, 18:33 Axis
 
Double post, internal server error my foot...  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 9, 2014, 18:29 Axis
 
Kitkoan wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 17:56:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 14:06:
PC sales are starting to pick up again.

Now that everyone owns a tablet and realizes they're pretty limited, they're buying PCs again.

Still looking for the limits in my Nexus 10.

I can program with it, digital art (my Wacom tablet was plug and play), read, write, etc... What are these limits I was supposed to find?

I have three Nexus 10's in my household, one for each kid, one for myself. I absolutely love them, still the best tablets out there with well over a year and a half of technology gone by since their debut.

If you don't know of any of the severe limitations in personal and business life, including the obscured one about the industry stated above, stay happy and read no further on the subject.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 9, 2014, 15:48 Axis
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 14:06:
PC sales are starting to pick up again.

Now that everyone owns a tablet and realizes they're pretty limited, they're buying PCs again.

Shh... common sense has a way of insulting those in denial...

Best to just let them frolic in their make-believe, it's more humane!
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 8, 2014, 18:18 Axis
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 11:20:
Axis wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 07:51:
Apparently most of you are not old enough to remember the same type of bullshit headlines from the 80's, when machines were going to replace all the jobs.

Oh ya, and the ozone was going to be destroyed if you didn't stop spraying your mullet...

Nothing has been worse for our county, including the economy, than Obama and the democratic machine - don't need a conservative blog equivalent to quote - just open your eyes and have a look around.

You realize, of course, that CFCs are still widely believed to cause holes in the ozone layer and were banned from most uses in 1989, though some countries are still banning them as we speak.

It's funny that you mention it as if it's some quack science when:
1) The theory is still believed
2) Nothing has been disproved
3) The causations have been banned or reduced
4) No one is really lacking in their lives from those changes

Because it is quack crap. Nothing has been proved either - all you have is early speculation from Nasa and the taking of the torch from the libs in the early part of the witch hunt. It's still being by the thousands and thousands of tonnes/year in other countries, some speculate even more today than in the past because of it's profitability -- and since you couldn't comprehend a "lacking in lives", you wouldn't know how it affected the poor when they couldn't get freon anymore in the past, and how much more expensive it is with the alternate crap they use today.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 8, 2014, 07:51 Axis
 
Apparently most of you are not old enough to remember the same type of bullshit headlines from the 80's, when machines were going to replace all the jobs.

Oh ya, and the ozone was going to be destroyed if you didn't stop spraying your mullet...

Nothing has been worse for our county, including the economy, than Obama and the democratic machine - don't need a conservative blog equivalent to quote - just open your eyes and have a look around.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 7, 2014, 09:05 Axis
 
Wii U Super Smash Bros, hell yar!

I'm not much into the nintendo/mario type games, but this franchise has one has had a LOOOOONG life of play in our household.
 
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News Comments > ArcheAge Hits 2M Players
29. Re: ArcheAge Hits 2M Players Oct 3, 2014, 18:46 Axis
 
I played it and I see nothing special at all. Glad people like it, but I find it standard mmo fare.

I *really* like Trion, and I liked rift, but this one didn't catch me at all.
 
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News Comments > New Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Free Content Tomorrow
2. Re: New Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Free Content Tomorrow Sep 30, 2014, 08:22 Axis
 
And the game is great fun. It's a much slower pace FPS which is great for kids, but still very fun for geriatrics!  
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News Comments > Path of Exile Boasts 7M Players
30. Re: Path of Exile Boasts 7M Players Sep 28, 2014, 09:26 Axis
 
Oh ya, they have a timer that resets the zone if you don't enter it for 8 minutes.

It does take some familiarity as there's certain zones you'll wanna pop back in asap, others that have portals that it doesn't really matter. But that was something they tweaked much in beta and 8 minutes is more than enough (as long as you know the timer exists).
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Boasts 7M Players
28. Re: Path of Exile Boasts 7M Players Sep 27, 2014, 12:37 Axis
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 27, 2014, 11:44:
Put 30 hours into the beta but haven't been back. Was too annoyed by being gone from a level too long to sell my stuff and having that level reset.

Not sure what you mean JD. The vast majority of PoE's population are in the 4 month leagues, the standard and HC leagues tend to be used as experimentation and something to do when the 4 months are in transition.

I have all my wealth and high chars in HC, but only ,load them up on new season tree resets to get a feel for how I'll plan the builds.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Boasts 7M Players
13. Re: Path of Exile Boasts 7M Players Sep 26, 2014, 15:54 Axis
 
Aside from the rocky start of the new season with the op beyond mobs and terrible rewards (which made people think "Invasion" all over again), they fixed it well enough that this season is turning out to be one of the best with all the other improvements and additions - strongboxes, map drops, forsaken masters/crafting, build diversity back in style, etc.

As a long term player it does get frustrating getting dozens of characters to high-level endgame and virtually never getting great end-game unis or drops (I get 99% of my stuff self-found or bought with farming for the chaos recipe), but it's immensely more satisfying when one does, and doesn't stop builds from progressing further - just slower.

As for the "get back in after being away awhile", I've built the builds int he offline skill and zip it up in case I ever need to reference it on the old trees.
 
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