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Homepage http://www.speedmatters.org/cwatest
Signed On Nov 5, 2001, 00:47
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News Comments > DayZ Turns Two; Plans Detailed
7. Re: DayZ Turns Two; Plans Detailed Dec 15, 2015, 22:48 Paranoid Jack
 
How many years has this been in an early access/beta state? They must have set some new records. I had a blast with it for a short time before the hackers took over but I never bought into that whole stand alone version thing. Glad, I didn't. That said I had more fun with a few of their competitors and paid a lot less too.

All that said I will never buy another version of ArmA until long after release with a health mark down.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 23, 2015, 15:12 Paranoid Jack
 
I should have listed my alt player name, Mangfugubish, which I sometimes used when I played with a clan competitively.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2015, 14:43 Paranoid Jack
 
Happy Birthday, Blue!  
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News Comments > Windows 10 Outperforms SteamOS
6. Re: Windows 10 Outperforms SteamOS Nov 13, 2015, 11:02 Paranoid Jack
 
Does Steam OS also hang like Windows 10 for up to a minute at times for no apparent reason while opening just about anything/everything?

I don't have a Steam Machine so all I can comment on is 10. I regret trying out the free upgrade. It is better than Windows 8 but is not really ready for prime time. My up to date Nvidia drives are constantly crashing in aps and while using the edge browser. YouTube videos are also going black screen with only audio. I think this weekend is rollback time.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls III Collector's & Prestige Editions Revealed
4. Re: Dark Souls III Collector's & Prestige Editions Revealed Nov 9, 2015, 23:15 Paranoid Jack
 
Can't find them here in the US yet. Has anyone?

Edit: D'Oh! I finally read it. I was so excited just to see them I started searching Amazon and then GameStop. LoL

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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront III Footage?
10. Re: Star Wars Battlefront III Footage? Oct 21, 2015, 15:52 Paranoid Jack
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Oct 21, 2015, 14:59:
I guess hardcore is lying on the tarmac with your knife out waiting six minutes for a jet to spawn out of thin air on top of you, pressing E the entire time because there's two other idiots just like you jumping around trying to get it first?

Not saying the coming retail one is without problems but this one looks pretty rough too. It looks like a BF1942 mod that's not working quite right yet.

I agree the spawn camping for vehicles was shite and of course the TKing that went with it. So we need them to implement a system that tracked players in the vehicle spawn area so that it is first come first serve. Because I would much rather have an old style Battlefield game over the current Call of Battlefront shite.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 1, 2015, 23:41 Paranoid Jack
 
The US mental health industry is a shame. We as tax payers should demand reform. If you know anyone who has been in the system, treated, or mistreated by it you will know what I mean. I am not asking for the days of old where your crooked greedy fuck doctor could have you committed so that he could add a little extra money to his monthly income. I'm just saying if somebody needs the help there should be something there for them. Shit we give so much money to people who are just too fucking lazy to work... why not help out those in need before they go postal?

Somebody near and dear to me has depression. He has been dealing with it in varying degrees his whole life. He was simply self medicating himself before seeking help. After he sought help they medicated him. Something I tried to warn him about. He felt he had no choice. It was the drugs or a life not worth living. Since they got him hooked on a cocktail of drugs some fifteen years ago his condition has worsened. He is dependant on the drugs. He can't function without them. The problem is he becomes immune to them after several years. Then they have to find another cocktail that works. Which takes time. While they are doing that he is going through a living Hell. Within the past five years he has been diagnosed with severe clinical depression by several different doctors. So the drugs and/or aging has made his condition worse.

If it were not for his mother and her finances he would be homeless or dead. In fact he was told by one of his psychiatrists that he should become homeless so he could qualify for better treatment options. Something I was shocked to hear. I'm not even sure what the Hell that means.

Bottom line from my point of view the mental health care system in the US is all about making money. Like everything else. If you have mental illness here in the US yet have no money and/or no relatives with money willing to help you out you are simply fucked. Why do you think so many mentally ill people end up on the streets?

We give so much money to so many others in need... why are we not helping those with mental illness? I'm not talking about getting them hooked on a mixture of drugs that have side effects like suicidal tendencies. Hell, why are there even antidepressant drugs on the market that cause severe depression and suicidal thoughts? That itself is fuckin' crazy! And what they are finding out is that a lot of these shooters were on those meds before going off the deep end. I won't be surprised to find out this latest shooter was another one.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
4. Re: Evening Interviews Sep 28, 2015, 21:40 Paranoid Jack
 
Julio wrote on Sep 28, 2015, 19:44:
Considering Valve's own games give me extensive nausea compared to other FPS games, I'm just not buying this one.

+1/Bingo/Like/#younailedit

I had a good time with what I played but I never finished HL2 because of the sliding on ice feeling the entire game had. If you stayed still your character would start sliding one way or another. It took me awhile to figure it out since I couldn't play more than fifteen minutes at a time. If I did I would feel nauseous for an hour or two.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 27, 2015, 22:45 Paranoid Jack
 
Yep, you could say Elite gets boring really fast. After buying and upgrading a few ships you start to realize its all very repetitive. Space trucking is fun for a little while, mining is boring as Hell, but if you enjoy the combat/dog fighting it may stay fun a bit longer... it just gets boring after a few dozen hours for most people. Beautiful game, fun too, it just need a little bit something more to make it great.  
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News Comments > Dawn of War Free Weekend
7. Re: Dawn of War Free Weekend Sep 24, 2015, 21:01 Paranoid Jack
 
CoH is the best RTS in my eyes. Every piece has a counter. Every grouping of units has a counter. Some may be harder to break but that is every RTS for the past decade. I haven't been able to play a WC/SC or DoW type RTS since playing the first CoH.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 21, 2015, 01:06 Paranoid Jack
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 20, 2015, 15:13:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Sep 20, 2015, 13:07:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 19, 2015, 19:13:
I use my own modem and router with Comcast.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AJHDZSI/
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DB9WCR6/

I have the same brand of router. I have the Motorola SURFboard eXtreme Wireless Cable Modem & Gigabit Router SBG6580. How long have you had your account? I just signed up again a couple months ago and they refused to let me use mine.

My account for 6+ years, my modem for just a year I think.
Just hook it up, call in, and say you need to add a modem to your account. You give them the MAC address etc, and you should be set.

Yeah, that is how it worked for me last time I signed up. This time the rep told me it was not compatible. Guess it wouldn't hurt to give it another try. Worse case scenario they knock out my service for a little while. Last time I just hooked it up and never had to call them. I used mine and returned their modem to the local Comcast sales/billing office. Either way thanks again.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 20, 2015, 13:07 Paranoid Jack
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 19, 2015, 19:13:
I use my own modem and router with Comcast.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AJHDZSI/
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DB9WCR6/

I have the same brand of router. I have the Motorola SURFboard eXtreme Wireless Cable Modem & Gigabit Router SBG6580. How long have you had your account? I just signed up again a couple months ago and they refused to let me use mine.
 
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News Comments > Age of Decadence Next Month
11. Re: Age of Decadence Next Month Sep 20, 2015, 00:22 Paranoid Jack
 
harlock wrote on Sep 19, 2015, 23:59:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Sep 19, 2015, 23:21:
Not sure if they have tweaked it in the past year or two five years (wow, been a long time).

its vastly different in many ways, but its still designed to be hard as hell

these guys got in way over their heads with too many variables.. and yeh that early demo was garbage

Thanks, checked out this Let's Play and it looks as good as I remember it being... if you build your character just right. I have a feeling this guy has played the game numerous times or may be involved with the developer.
 
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News Comments > Age of Decadence Next Month
9. Re: Age of Decadence Next Month Sep 19, 2015, 23:21 Paranoid Jack
 
Stopped following this about five years ago. Was really looking forward to it but after playing the demos the combat seemed a bit off to me. I usually failed to land a blow... what seemed like ninety percent of the time. I tried several builds but the odds are stacked horribly against you. So I lost interest fast. As far as choices go it has a bunch but if you choose combat it just felt off. Not sure if they have tweaked it in the past year or two five years (wow, been a long time). Has it been on Steam that long? (yes, over two and a half years)

edit: Holy Shit it has been that long...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Age_of_Decadence

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 19, 2015, 17:52 Paranoid Jack
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 04:58:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Sep 17, 2015, 23:04:
These fiber lines getting vandalized has been going on for a lot longer than they are letting on. I remember several being cut in the San Jose area while a contract was being negotiated several years ago. It may have been 2009 but I think it was before that even. I remember because they publicly blamed employees.

As far as the ISPs forcing the use of their equipment... Comcast is doing the same thing. I have an all in one router. I shut down my internet and when I turned it back on just a few months later they told me that my equipment was not compatible with their network. So they are basically forcing me to lease theirs for $10 a month. Still wondering why the CPUC has not stepped in. My assumption is because the internet is still mostly non-regulated.

This is kind of your thing though, right? If anyone could figure out a way around not renting a router, it would be you, no? Also, were you ever involved in fixing those cut lines? How do people even know where they are?

Since 1984 nobody has been required to rent a phone or have the local provider work on their interior wires beyond the demarcation unless they chose to. You can do the work yourself or hire somebody from the phonebook/internet. Also you buy your own equipment because it is just cheaper to do so. I am fairly certain this has been the case for the entire fifty states. And I am fairly certain there has never been a requirement to rent the modem from the telephone or cable providers. In the past they would sell it to you or just give it to you as part of the promo. The cable providers would always lease you one or allow you to use one you have purchased. That is why the modems/routers are still available in stores. But in the past year there has been a shift and they are forcing the issue. They will no longer sell you an ADSL 2+ modem. Nor will Comcast let you use your own.

Years ago Comcast rebranded their internet Xfinity and at&t rolled out U-Verse. These products were in no way regulated. That is why they separated them from their regulated products. Because they are internet service nobody can stop them from now forcing you to lease a modem/router.

Why would you want to rent a modem/router? Other than the device belonging to the provider who has to replace it if it goes bad there is no reason to. Modems last for years. I once had an old ADSL modem for six years before upgrading. Not to mention with the Comcast least router you are now running a wifi hot spot from your home for all to use. Not really sure what you are getting at?

Those cut fibers are construction repairs or the fiber crew. Not the same part of the company. So no I only worked on fiber to the prem. Which hasn't seen much growth for a decade thanks to the housing market crash. Not even sure they will continue to roll it out as it was originally designed since it was very short sited. Only 32mbps to each house in this area. They are now reconfiguring or retrofitting it to supply double or triple that by changing the fiber hubs and changing out the ONT at the prem.

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 17, 2015, 23:04 Paranoid Jack
 
These fiber lines getting vandalized has been going on for a lot longer than they are letting on. I remember several being cut in the San Jose area while a contract was being negotiated several years ago. It may have been 2009 but I think it was before that even. I remember because they publicly blamed employees.

As far as the ISPs forcing the use of their equipment... Comcast is doing the same thing. I have an all in one router. I shut down my internet and when I turned it back on just a few months later they told me that my equipment was not compatible with their network. So they are basically forcing me to lease theirs for $10 a month. Still wondering why the CPUC has not stepped in. My assumption is because the internet is still mostly non-regulated.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 13, 2015, 17:11 Paranoid Jack
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 13, 2015, 16:57:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Sep 13, 2015, 16:36:
Techie714 wrote on Sep 13, 2015, 14:13:
I finished Witcher 3 & absolutely LOVED it! I think my only grip with it is the one most people have, it's too damn long! I swear that game just does not end. I finally got to Kaer Morhen castle thinking "Alright, finally at the end"...LOL Nope! you still have a TON of more work ahead.

*Still waiting to play GTA V but the damn price NEVER drops!

Just got a special email from GMG with GTA5 at $44.95. I'm holding out for a lower price since I already own it on the PS4. Sadly I just deleted it before I checked this thread. Hopefully somebody else also got it and can forward you the link. I went through all my accounts and can't find it in the deleted folders.

Why would you need a "special email"? You just go to the GMG website and check the VIP deals. Presto.

D'oh, I don't use the site much. Emails are the only way I get the codes unless somebody posts one. Either way thanks for the info. And thanks for not chewing me up with belittling insults. I appreciate the gentler kinder CJ_Parker. Now if only we could only get a few others to follow in your footsteps and calm down?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2015, 16:53 Paranoid Jack
 
Simon Says wrote on Sep 13, 2015, 11:57:
DrSquick wrote on Sep 13, 2015, 11:25:
Simon Says wrote on Sep 13, 2015, 11:12:
Lets you download 1 gig in seconds... Charges you 10$ for it and caps you at 10gigs per month. *slow clap*

I know... As a network engineer this could be a game changer. It would be entirely possible to no longer have a LAN or even need Wifi if you have such fast data speeds. But as long as data caps are there, it isn't possible.

Data caps aren't the only problem with wireless networks like this. The other is a "feature" ( can't remember the name, I looked it up 2 years ago when I wanted to understand WTF was happening with my home 4g connection when it got disconnected from the tower for no apparent reason, taking sometimes a minute or more to reconnect, having to negotiate, scan, and all that jazz again ) that disconnects you periodically to better manage the amount of people trying to go through the tower, even if the signal is rock solid ( around -65db here ). I can't tell you how many times in 2 years of having data over cell wireless I have been disconnected in the middle of a video, browsing, or the worst, actively playing online games, like smack in the middle of a heated battle. It happens easily 5-10 times, sometimes more, per day. And mind you, I live in a relatively small village of less than 1000 pop, fairly isolated too, if not for a crucial 1 lane road skimming it 2 kilometers away. I can't imagine how bad it would be were I stuck on cell wireless with a bigger population trying to connect to the tower.

Unless they find a way to get rid of that "feature" ( especially on HOME connections, on a smartphone, this is acceptable and probably necessary, but for a home connection its totally unacceptable, a distinction should be made between them, at the very least, to exempt home connections from that crazy behaviour ), cell wireless will never ever be as reliable as wired and presented with the choice between faster uncapped cell wireless and slower capped/uncapped wired, I'd still choose wired, even if capped, everytime.

I'll have to check into this. I use to think it was caused by the tower being near max capacity and they were dropping me because I was an employee. So I had suspected something stupid like this. I usually can't reconnect either. Sometimes takes ten to twenty minutes to reconnect after rebooting the device. Not only do I have to reboot the device but go through VPN and reconnect to the servers after jumping multiple security hurdles. Has been this way on two different iPads and three different Panasonic Toughbooks for the past fifteen or so years.

I am on cellular fifty to seventy five percent of the day. Usually this type of disconnect happens when I am closing a ticket or trying to test a circuit. I use to get mad. Now I just smile and think about how much money they are paying me to sit around and twiddle my thumbs while stupid automated programs like this and a few others are killing my productivity.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 13, 2015, 16:36 Paranoid Jack
 
Techie714 wrote on Sep 13, 2015, 14:13:
I finished Witcher 3 & absolutely LOVED it! I think my only grip with it is the one most people have, it's too damn long! I swear that game just does not end. I finally got to Kaer Morhen castle thinking "Alright, finally at the end"...LOL Nope! you still have a TON of more work ahead.

*Still waiting to play GTA V but the damn price NEVER drops!

Just got a special email from GMG with GTA5 at $44.95. I'm holding out for a lower price since I already own it on the PS4. Sadly I just deleted it before I checked this thread. Hopefully somebody else also got it and can forward you the link. I went through all my accounts and can't find it in the deleted folders.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 13, 2015, 11:50 Paranoid Jack
 
I really want to try the Metal Gear series again. I tried a demo of Snake Eater or Guns of the Patriots... years ago and didn't like it much. From the videos I have seen I think I'll love the stealth options but hate the storyline. One reason I am waiting for the price to drop or possibly catching it on a Steam sale this Holiday season.  
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