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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 Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 5, 2014, 16:03 Axis
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 13:50:
Axis wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 12:14:
What we did get right was the ousting of Democrats, despite the numerous instances where votes were getting flipped to Dem...

Links? I've only seen instances of votes being switched to Republicans.

Seriously JD, you tend to seem to be on the ball but you had to be blind not to see the numerous reports on the web/tv/radio. Here's just a few cause I can't be bothered.

Even has a video of it in VA

More Dem Cheat Machines in Maryland...

I could go on all day, here's Texas

As for your other comments, they've all been disputed and will continue to be disputed back and forth with forum epeen links. I won't get into any debate. Obama/pelosi/reid/etc are the epitome of an exposed liberal mind and I'd never vote for people like that, neither will most people if they know what's good for them. Of course money had little to do with it this time round, exposed dems are all people need to see, and their savior Obama was more like a debilitating expensive force that dems avoided like the plague...

Now YOU provide links to your "instances of votes being switched to Republicans", cause any rumours I've seen were blog unverified blog posts - as usual for dems...

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 5, 2014, 12:14 Axis
 
What we did get right was the ousting of Democrats, despite the numerous instances where votes were getting flipped to Dem...  
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News Comments > Red Faction Guerilla Open Beta Drops GFWL & DX10
10. Re: Red Faction Guerilla Open Beta Drops GFWL & DX10 Nov 4, 2014, 11:34 Axis
 
I stated since it's inception that GFWL killed Red Faction's potential -- one of the freshest multiplayer experiences even today.

GFWL was a poison, just took the MS infected too long to realize it... as usual and expected.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 3, 2014, 13:35 Axis
 
DG wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 12:34:
Are there any real must-haves for either console yet? I have a very dusty 360 which I got a handful of games for, one series of which (GTA) I'm happy to wait for PC these days. I might even have missed a Halo.

Super Smash Bros Wii U, Nov 21. Is there anything even remotely close to a full living room beatdown as this IP?

On another note, my girl and I still play Rayman on the Wii U often enough, just an amazing use of the gamepad and by far the best version of Legends.

I'm not much into most Mario games, but 3d World gets alot of attention from my kids.

Other than that, PC PC PC! xbone and ps4 fail to impress me at all.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Nov 2, 2014, 11:33 Axis
 
Couldn't pay me to wear that -- the kind of faddish item only a few percent will continue to use after a few weeks of buyers remorse -- especially when they end up charging it damn near every day.

Garbage imo...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 1, 2014, 11:35 Axis
 
Nothing wrong with more netflix sites, but instantwatcher.com has been solid for years...  
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News Comments > Trove Open Beta Next Week
1. Re: Trove Open Beta Next Week Oct 31, 2014, 10:15 Axis
 
Started off very weak, but has really picked up steam. Great game for kids especially -- a mash up of cubeworld and minecraft with a strong persistent element.

Cubeworld could have been huge, but wollay the jagoff dev took the alpha money and ran. Trove trumps it in every way, should end up being fairly popular.
 
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News Comments > Scream Fortress VI Underway
2. Re: Scream Fortress VI Underway Oct 30, 2014, 14:06 Axis
 
The new map is killer fun, and any competitive FPS player will tell you a new game is not the way to go -- just keep improving what you are already familiar with. Tried and true trumps most for us, we're the ones playing it constantly years and years after it's been released...
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Scream Fortress Changes
5. Re: Team Fortress 2 Scream Fortress Changes Oct 28, 2014, 13:20 Axis
 
Call me oldschool, I'm still terribly happy with TF2...  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 28, 2014, 09:28 Axis
 
Mark wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 17:41:
Great story Axis! Still loving my Amiga. Is it sad that during my break times at work I sometimes browse the screenshots up at hol.abime.net?


Haha I won't blame ya! I still have mine but haven't taken in out in so many years.

I did play with UAE on and off when I got an inkling tho...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 27, 2014, 13:01 Axis
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 12:23:
Axis wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 11:57:
I'm making another killer PC system for my son, getting Super Smash bros for the Wii-U, and gladly avoiding any xbone/ps4 crap marketing.

I've seen both at length and I'm not the least impressed -- it's still PC + Nintendo for our family.

I miss the days of having roommates to endlessly play SSBM with.
I do mean endlessly. I'd say there was a 100:1 ratio of hours spent playing SSBM to hours spent studying/in class while I was in law school. We wouldn't even turn the GC off, we'd just pause it, go somewhere, come back and unpause it. Waiting for the thing to boot was tooooooo looooong.

Haha I bet, my son has been playing smash bros for ages and he still loves it.

My first "cant get enough multi" was on my Amiga in the Air Force. We ran a null modem cable out of the window to the 2nd floor dorm to the other Amiga, and played populous with so many people taking turns rotating shift like our jobs. I'd be sleeping and someone would be playing, its one of the best 'computer gaming' moments in memory ever for me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 27, 2014, 11:57 Axis
 
I'm making another killer PC system for my son, getting Super Smash bros for the Wii-U, and gladly avoiding any xbone/ps4 crap marketing.

I've seen both at length and I'm not the least impressed -- it's still PC + Nintendo for our family.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
7. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 26, 2014, 19:15 Axis
 
mag wrote on Oct 26, 2014, 18:51:
nutshell42 wrote on Oct 26, 2014, 14:39:
MS Office is a POS that makes you wanna murder your computer but using OOo for a week had me ready to strangle myself by feeding my tie into the printer. Office is the vastly superior solution, if only in comparison.

Thankfully we use LaTeX for most of our typesetting needs. It's also a crappy POS but at least once you've solved a problem it stays solved. I love technical fields.

I hope someone writes a html document processor. It's less volatile and easier to debug than LaTeX but unfortunately there is no easy way to get it onto a printed page. And Chrome doesn't even support hyphenation because all they ever care about anymore is appification of Chrome. (if that sounds like a non-sequitur: Google would be the only ones to do it. IE has no vision and Mozilla has visions, they need a doctor)

Really, no one should be using OOo anymore. The Libre Office fork is much better supported and developed.

Half true, there's also not much difference for most users. In the long run Libre will win out due to it being truly true open source and having more efficient development. Libre also is popping up on preloads of popular linux distros.

I have put OO in many organizations and prefer OO overall primarily because it enabled me to give MS the middle finger long ago - so I have a special relationship with OO...
 
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News Comments > Mythos: The Beginning Trailer
2. Re: Mythos: The Beginning Trailer Oct 25, 2014, 14:21 Axis
 
"Mythos" is a name to be avoided. If they care at all about staying afloat, they must change the name immediately mark my word...  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
9. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 23, 2014, 11:56 Axis
 
All this kind of shit is liberal PC garbage meant to portray everyone as a victim of something, that something typically targeting "white men".

Just remember that when you read this crap, and your eyes may open if they aren't already.
 
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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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