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Signed On Oct 22, 2003, 23:07
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News Comments > WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again
47. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 17:35 sliv
 
It's a job you don't get paid for, and are rarely thanked for. I'm all for having hobbies, and I still play games constantly. I'll just never run a large raiding guild again.

I haven't played an MMO since DAoC and after months of playing it non-stop with my work buddies, it started feeling like a second job. After I did a /played and saw how many hours I spent, I was done.

What's interesting is I've been following Blue's since the old Voodoo Extreme days and am starting to notice that some of the guys who have been around for that long are saying the same. With two kids now, I don't have the time (or energy) to play unending games anymore; comes with age I guess. I still keep my eye out on the gaming industry/community but my gaming money is now going to house, wife and kids these days.

I'm sure I'll be ostracized for this but I sold my PC for a work Mac a couple of years ago and have a Wii and PS3 that my oldest son plays more than I do!
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Blue's loading up slowwwww! Sep 12, 2012, 23:28 sliv
 
I saw someone else mention it in a prior thread and haven't gone back and look to see if this has been discussed, but I"m noticing that the site is taking a really long time to load as it's making sure all of the ads are loaded before showing any information at all.

If this is intentional, I can somewhat understand, but the delays seems incredibly long. Using Firebug, I can see it's loading over 240 requests and taking almost 50 seconds to finish loading everything just on this Post Comment page alone. It's taking almost 25 seconds for the content to actually load and I'm running at 18mbps. The longest requests seem to be coming from pixel.adsafeprotected.com and choices.truste.com.

I'm hoping this is just temporary because it's making browsing the site a bit painful.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 25, 2012, 13:07 sliv
 
Mountain Lion is just a minor upgrade since the next OS isn't ready yet. Several things I'm happy about, Notification Center (to replace the buggy Growl), Messages (to replace the buggy beta version), WiFi screen mirroring to the AppleTV and extended iCloud support.

Not trying to over-hype a minimal upgrade, but it is an upgrade I have been waiting for. Probably not for everyone.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2011, Part 24
6. Re: try it like this Jun 24, 2011, 23:53 sliv
 
You stay classy Space Captain.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2011, 13:20 sliv
 
I'm not surprised the younger generation thinks Lebron is greater than MJ as they didn't actually watch Jordan play, but to hear the talking heads (and Pippen??) try to build Lebron up solely for ratings for both the sport and themselves, that's disgraceful.

MJ redefined the NBA. Lebron is good, but he's no Jordan.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Calvin, Hobbes And Comic Book Biology Jun 4, 2011, 08:52 sliv
 
When I read the first strip with Calvin being a parent, married to Susie Derkins, my initial reaction was not a good one. Reading all of the high praise comments I was wondering why it didn't sit well with me. I thought maybe I wasn't 'getting it', like a joke that everyone else laughs at but goes completely over my head. I think the author of the article hits it dead-on the head of the nail for me and which is why I didn't like the present-day Calvin strip, and disliked he second one even more.

Several things: I didn't think the drawings were that good, they obviously used a computer to draw it, which is never like actually ink on paper so the genuinity was completely lost. The fact that Watterson has spent years during and after his Calvin years protecting his work should be respected. Reading the forward in "The Complete Calvin & Hobbes" you can hear his exhaustion of having to fight that over the years. And the final thing, they named their daughter "Bacon"? The fact the names 'Calvin' and 'Hobbes' were pulled from philosophers was the inside joke to Watterson and his readers. Nowhere in the strips was that ever referenced so to think that Calvin and wife, Susie, would have thought to continue the trend and name their child 'Bacon' is shallow in regards to the depth the of the strip.

I think what bothers e most is that guys who designed the new strip didn't seem to give the original strip and Watterson the respect they deserve. Both respect for intellectual property that Watterson has voiced for years and respect for the strip for not allowing Calvin to stay forever young.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Announced
31. Re: Star Trek Announced Jun 4, 2011, 08:13 sliv
 
Geez, I thought the portrayal of Trekkies in Galaxy Quest was a bit harsh. Apparently, they were pretty darn close.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
20. Re: Morning Consolidation May 6, 2011, 21:53 sliv
 
With PSN seemingly on the verge of a return to service, worrying rumours have emerged online claiming that Sony is being targeted for a third PSN attack this weekend.

Really...what for? It's really funny how these morons inconsiderate people think they're such 'rock stars' by being annoying. Don't they have something else better to do, like maybe a job that contributes to society instead of irritating it.

 
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News Comments > Portal 2 Countdown?
1. Re: Portal 2 Countdown? Apr 22, 2011, 19:56 sliv
 
It starts over every time you refresh the browser, so it's all running client-side.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2011, 20:01 sliv
 
8-10-3 vs expert.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. iPhone babies Jan 24, 2011, 22:24 sliv
 
My 2-year-old just turned two last weekend, successfully opened up the text messaging app, chose the most recent person my wife texted (which was me) took a picture of his shoe, sent that with the message "J" to my phone, all the while calling my cell phone. I answered the phone to hear him laughing and my wife's voice a distance a way and the text sound rang in my ear. He has his own apps he likes to play and plays them well.

There's been a lot of press on this; some positive, some negative. All I have to say is we're in the technology age and they should know how to use this stuff if they plan on keeping up on the very fast-moving wave. And, besides, it's nice to be able to have an enjoyable dinner at a restaurant on occasion. Those with 2-year-olds know exactly what I mean.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. "Money for Nothing" Jan 24, 2011, 22:15 sliv
 
I'm not surprised, I haven't heard the second verse on that song on any radio station for years. I hear it on iTunes and am surprised when it plays it. I can see both sides, appeasing an offended people group and appeasing the fans who are listening to the radio station which is generating revenue for the station (public access or not, they have to generate revenue somehow)

That said, it really isn't worth either side screaming about. The humor in that song is the fact that the band is making fun of themselves. The video shows (very blocky) blue-collar workers sweating to make a living. I may be wrong, but blue-collar workers usually don't have the cleanest mouths. So the song does reflect reality.

Everyone is so uptight these days, anything that gives someone the opportunity to complain is taken, usually to the point of absurdity. It's no wonder why lawyers make so much money...
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 24, 2011, 21:43 sliv
 
Not to be too much of a grammar nazi, but there's never a '1st Annual' anything, not until the following year can they claim it as 'Annual' as it will then truly be held annually. Learned that the first day in Journalism, of course I think that was the only thing I got out of that class.

It's a Forbes article, they should know better.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jan 16, 2011, 22:52 sliv
 
Of course we're not going to see a complete end to productivity. Just as there are still a significant number of people who buy trucks to haul produce, products and tools, there will continue to be professional programmers, writers, accountants, videographers and others with access to whatever tools they need to do their job. But I worry that this group, just like farmers and skilled craft people, will become a smaller and smaller segment of our population. And I'm especially worried that an increasing number of them will be working from outside the United States at lower wages.

What may worry the author is great news for me. As a web & graphic designer, the less access potential clients have to these tools, the more they will need me.

I'm not at all concerned about it going overseas. I've seen the work they do and it's terrible; they couldn't design a good website if they're life depended on it. All they can do is convert existing designs to code, well... that's only half of website design! I've talked with a lot of people and that's a complete turn-off for them and has become one of my greatest selling points.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 7, 2011, 00:30 sliv
 
 
That 10 Dumbest Tech Predictions is more of a (not so) elaborate plug for the guy's stock picks website.

I was wondering how (or why) he was connecting the predicted failure of television to support apps and smartphones. Came off as preachy by the end of it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 9, 2010, 21:47 sliv
 
Mac's don't have a Num Lock light, so no lights on my keyboard.

As a graphic/web designer, I use the Caps Lock often in my designs and coding (since it != yelling) so yes I would miss it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 4, 2010, 23:00 sliv
 
Went over to AT&T U-verse when our TWC contract expired. They wouldn't renew our previous contract instead opting to the 'a la carte' pricing which would have raised our monthly bill over $60. No thanks.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Superhero FAIL. Nov 3, 2010, 20:18 sliv
 
I'd call it a semi-fail. Maybe they were encouraging men to press their undies more and just forgot the comma, "Iron, Man"  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Oct 17, 2010, 10:07 sliv
 
The second video was really confusing to me; nothing really happened except the noticeable lag. Guess it'd help if I actually played Minecraft.  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
1. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Oct 10, 2010, 18:24 sliv
 
I personally prefer Lockbox by CoffeeCup Software. It's extremely lightweight and is only $19.  
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