User information for Robert Osorio

Real Name
Robert Osorio
Nickname
The Flying Penguin
Email
Concealed by request - Send Mail
Description
IT Consultant
Signed On
November 22, 2004
Founding Supporter
Gold, since February 25, 2020
Total Posts
49 (Suspect)
User ID
22380
Search For:
Sort Results:
Ascending
Descending
Limit Results:
 
49 Comments. 3 pages. Viewing page 1.
Newer [  1  2  3  ] Older
5.
 
Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 18:25
5.
Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 14, 2020, 18:25
May 14, 2020, 18:25
 
Even though I already have it on Steam, I'll grab it as a backup. A crew of friends and I play GTA Online every week. We originally just got it for the racing, but now we're doing jobs and missions and running businesses.

I rarely play on public servers though. I glitch a server to make it private (you can Google how) and as long as your NAT type is Strict, it generally keeps random strangers out for a few hours, but still let's you invite friends. Too many griefers and hackers on public servers unless I'm just in the mood to have a shootout with randos in front of the Casino.
- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
1.
 
Snowrunner
May 8, 2020, 13:24
1.
Snowrunner May 8, 2020, 13:24
May 8, 2020, 13:24
 
Anyone else playing Snowrunner? The game is like Zen relaxation for me. Put on some music or a podcast, and spend 4 hours trying to deliver supplies across some god awful muddy roads. It's a pleasant time sink.

- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
2.
 
Re: Ghostrunner Demo
May 7, 2020, 12:23
2.
Re: Ghostrunner Demo May 7, 2020, 12:23
May 7, 2020, 12:23
 
I ignore trailers, especially trailers with no actual game play.

However someone has already posted some gameplay video. Looks interesting. Might download the demo:

https://youtu.be/U6Crs2x6Dx0
- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
7.
 
Re: Star Citizen Raises More Cash
Mar 30, 2020, 12:10
7.
Re: Star Citizen Raises More Cash Mar 30, 2020, 12:10
Mar 30, 2020, 12:10
 
I am amazed that they have made a lucrative business of pretending to be a company that is pretending to be writing a game.

I am waiting for the next milestone when Chris fakes his own death, and walks away with millions.
- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
12.
 
Bullets
Mar 27, 2020, 13:15
12.
Bullets Mar 27, 2020, 13:15
Mar 27, 2020, 13:15
 
Bullets are much better with the tighter spacing.
- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
13.
 
Bulleted comments
Mar 26, 2020, 14:22
13.
Bulleted comments Mar 26, 2020, 14:22
Mar 26, 2020, 14:22
 
I can live with it either way but I do like the bullets. Looks good on my tablet and the desktop.

Sure it eats up a little bit more space but in the past I have sometimes missed a news link because I thought it was part of a previous link. This at least makes the separation more obvious.

Plus I'm OCD and I love bullets!
- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
5.
 
Tennis elbow
Mar 12, 2020, 16:13
5.
Tennis elbow Mar 12, 2020, 16:13
Mar 12, 2020, 16:13
 
Blue:

As someone who gets tennis elbow, I can tell you a simple tennis elbow strap will help - assuming it is tennis elbow. It can take weeks to go away. For me it's usually a six week healing process.

You generally get it from sudden impactful arm movements like... Tennis.. But also using a hammer, a hand axe, a Machete, a hand sledge hammer. Anything that involves a large arm swing ending with a sudden impact.

I live on a 20 acre ranch and enjoy working on the property, but since I entered my 50s I've been prone to tennis elbow and I have to be careful with tools. Hammer is not so bad because it gives and you learn to take shorter swings, but my hand axe and machete days are over. Better to use brush cutters and chain saws, or at least a two handed axe.

My only concern is you might have actually torn a tendon. Torn tendon usually causes bruising though, while tennis elbow doesn't. You can Google the symptoms. If there's any bruising, definitely go see a doctor.

Ice pack and OTC anti inflammatories will help with tennis elbow pain. When watching TV, or otherwise not using the arm, a heating pad for 20 minutes will stimulate blood flow and thus stimulate healing.

Hope you feel better.
- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
4.
 
Re: Man Builds Working Rotary Dial Cell Phone
Feb 13, 2020, 17:05
4.
Re: Man Builds Working Rotary Dial Cell Phone Feb 13, 2020, 17:05
Feb 13, 2020, 17:05
 

"This man wins the internet." No. He doesn't. While he created something that is cool and hits retro nerves, it's not practical in ANY manner. It would rapidly begin to frustrate users with its clunky nature. And not being able to do anything except dial phone numbers makes it a useless brick.

She built it for herself, and she does have speed dial on it.

I know plenty of people (my father included) that want nothing more from their cell phone than to "dial numbers". He still has a basic flip phone.
While I couldn't live without data and SMS in this day in age, some of people do.

I think the "Wins the Internet" comment is just for the sheer audacity of it. I do applaud her. It's like having a useful piece of Steam Punk tech in your pocket.

- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
56.
 
Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 13, 2020, 14:06
56.
Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2020, 14:06
Feb 13, 2020, 14:06
 
Someone mentioned Paypal, and I have a couple of Paypal subscriptions, so that would work as well. Not sure if they take a cut of that, though, since it's not a gift.

I too would be happy to send Blue an annual check, but realistically that doesn't work for everyone, and from Blue's perspective a subscription or Patreon type service is more of a guaranteed money stream. People forget to cut checks.

IMO: Anything that puts some extra money in Blue's pocket, with minimal friction for donors, is fine. Maybe Blue should just setup both a Patreon and a Paypal method, and everyone pick his own poison?

Patreon is recurring payments only BTW, so no there is no way to gift Blue a large one-time gift through there, but you can certainly do that via Paypal.

- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
51.
 
Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 13, 2020, 11:55
51.
Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2020, 11:55
Feb 13, 2020, 11:55
 
Blue, I've been reading Bluesnews since the beginning. It's always on my morning read list, after the comics, and before the main stream news.

I have long appreciated the well curated news links here, and frankly, I don't know where I'd go for my gaming/tech/interesting things daily news fix if you went away.

I've been using your Amazon affiliate link as my way of helping offset my use of an adblocker, and I hope it's helped.

As many others have stated, I would be happy to contribute on a monthly basis. 3-5 bucks is fine, and I personally would consider a higher tier. No reward required. The reward is the product you produce, and that allows me to continue using uBlock origin without guilt. This is worth more to me than my Wapo subscription.

I already contribute monthly to a couple of podcasts, via Patreon, so that's fine with me if it works for you.

I also would love to buy a Bluenews T-shirt. Let me recommend cottonbureau.com. Adam Savage uses them for his 'Savage Industries' T-shirts. I've bought a half dozen of them in gray and black, and they are really high quality tees. Very soft. Soft enough that I even wear them to bed.
- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
1.
 
Re: Man Builds Working Rotary Dial Cell Phone
Feb 13, 2020, 11:25
1.
Re: Man Builds Working Rotary Dial Cell Phone Feb 13, 2020, 11:25
Feb 13, 2020, 11:25
 
It's actually a woman, but Hypothermia got it wrong.

She's a radio astronomer and engineer.

I love the list of features. The fact that it's 1980s beige PC color makes it even better.

I would absolutely love to have one of these just to have someone call me and answer it at a Starbucks and watch people gawk.


- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
1.
 
Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 12, 2020, 14:06
1.
Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 12, 2020, 14:06
Feb 12, 2020, 14:06
 
Would someone just please put a bullet Flash Player and end it all? It needs to die. No one should be downloading this crap anymore.
- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
27.
 
Re: DOOM Eternal Previews
Jan 21, 2020, 18:12
27.
Re: DOOM Eternal Previews Jan 21, 2020, 18:12
Jan 21, 2020, 18:12
 
Ok, I watched that Eurogamer video, and I see what you mean. There were a couple of sections similar that in the first one (molten metal room, the big room with the tower you had to climb). I did find them frustrating, so not thrilled we'll have more of that, but I'll suffer with it, in exchange for everything else. There will be walk thrus.

I wonder if those of us who are PC gamers have a bit less of an issue with it. Seems like stages like that would be frustrating with a controller.
- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
19.
 
Re: DOOM Eternal Previews
Jan 21, 2020, 14:34
19.
Re: DOOM Eternal Previews Jan 21, 2020, 14:34
Jan 21, 2020, 14:34
 
Beamer, this just looks to me like someone locked up the designers of Quake 3: Arena and Assassin's Creed in a room and later labeled the product as a Doom game. I understand that some people like it but it just does not work for me. What I saw in the videos simply did not make me want to play this game.

It doesn't sound like you played Doom 2016. I'd recommend watching a play through of some of the later levels of that inside the facility (the first couple of levels are outside and don't really do justice to the rest of the game). If interested you can pick up Doom 2016 on sale.

I loved it, and am really looking forward to this one. A really good single player experience. I'm near the end of my second playthrough.

Multiplayer was meh, though.

BTW Blue. WTH is with the CNN review link? When I think game review, I don't think CNN.
- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
12.
 
Re: Kingpin: Reloaded Announced
Jan 18, 2020, 12:05
12.
Re: Kingpin: Reloaded Announced Jan 18, 2020, 12:05
Jan 18, 2020, 12:05
 
Holy crap! One of my favorite all time FPS games. The single player was great (and HARD!), but what I really enjoyed was the multiplayer.

It was way ahead of it's time. You could uniquely customize your character so no one looked the same when you played a match.

It had so many cool game modes that were criminal variants of classic modes. One of them, as I remember, was a CTF variant where both teams had to collect money that was falling from the sky in the center of the map, and bring it back to your gang's safe. If someone was killed while carrying money, they dropped it, and anyone else could pick it up. So you had to have people grabbing money, and people escorting them. However you also needed someone to guard your safe because the opposing team could get into your gang's hideout and steal money from the safe.

The weapons were great. The best implementation of a flamethrower in multiplayer EVER!

Flamethrower in action: https://youtu.be/lU-0qkTgifI
- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
29.
 
Re: Win 10 upgrade
Jan 15, 2020, 17:54
29.
Re: Win 10 upgrade Jan 15, 2020, 17:54
Jan 15, 2020, 17:54
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Jan 15, 2020, 13:38:
Blue, it sounds to me like you may have bad sectors on that drive. That would explain why Windows updates aren't working properly as well. I'd run Spinrite level 4 on it if it's a HDD, or Level 2 if it's an SSD.

If it's more than 5 years old, I'd replace the drive and keep the old one as a backup archive.

Read about it but never used it. Was not sure if snake oil or not. https://www.grc.com/srdocs.htm
Interesting reading. Not paying $90 to scan a drive when a new drive is $90. But I still like the idea of what Steve Gibson does.
He’s where I first learned about the Iomega click of death and used that knowledge to help customers years later.

Been using it going on 20 years. Definitely works if you understand how it works and what it does. After 15 years I bought another 3 licenses to legally have a site license, as I used it for myself and customers.

I've revived near-dead drives, even SSDs, long enough to clone them. Saved my bacon many times, and I've made many a client happy when I've recovered their only copy of their data.

I personally run it on all my mission critical drives once every 6 months to "refresh" them and force the drive to swap out weak sectors.

Only problems is that it won't boot under UEFI, and it's very slow due to relying on ancient BIOS calls. But Steve is working on updating it to a new boot environment that will also take full advantage of modern data transfer speeds. That'll be a free upgrade for any licensed owner. Been waiting impatiently for it while he's been finishing up his work on SQRL.
- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
24.
 
Win 10 upgrade
Jan 15, 2020, 13:38
24.
Win 10 upgrade Jan 15, 2020, 13:38
Jan 15, 2020, 13:38
 
Blue, it sounds to me like you may have bad sectors on that drive. That would explain why Windows updates aren't working properly as well. I'd run Spinrite level 4 on it if it's a HDD, or Level 2 if it's an SSD.

If it's more than 5 years old, I'd replace the drive and keep the old one as a backup archive.

Cheers.

Flying Penguin
- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
3.
 
Must-have Windows 10 update will leave YOU with a HUGE bill
Jan 1, 2020, 16:02
3.
Must-have Windows 10 update will leave YOU with a HUGE bill Jan 1, 2020, 16:02
Jan 1, 2020, 16:02
 
Sigh. Nice link bait headline.

Win10 is hardly a HUGE bill just for an upgrade, and Microsoft is still giving free upgrades if you enter your old Win7 key.

But, then again, The Daily Express is a non-tech tabloid rag of a paper, and I guess most people reading it will be non-techies who are just going to go out and buy a new PC, or (more likely) just keep using their Win7 PC.
- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
3.
 
Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 7, 2019, 16:29
3.
Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2019, 16:29
Dec 7, 2019, 16:29
 
BWAHAHAHAHA!

That was a brilliant move by Ryan Reynolds coming up with that ad while the Peloton ad is still fresh in everyone's mind.

Nicely done sir.
- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
5.
 
Re: Star Citizen Passes $250M
Dec 1, 2019, 13:56
5.
Re: Star Citizen Passes $250M Dec 1, 2019, 13:56
Dec 1, 2019, 13:56
 
Sooner or later this epic Ponzi scheme is going to fall apart.
- The Flying Penguin
Avatar 22380
49 Comments. 3 pages. Viewing page 1.
Newer [  1  2  3  ] Older