LOL, don't you get it? It's just even easier and more cost effective for ISPs to push shittier, but much more profitable wireless unto you.
US's infrastructure is rated C MINUS. And some other countries aren't any better to be honest, including here in Canada. Don't you think it's time to do something about it?
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 19, 2021, 21:38:Verno wrote on Jun 19, 2021, 21:23:
The rest of us deal with the reality that many people in rural areas lack proper broadband access, that's the target market for products like Starlink.
Some years back, I was one of those people. The absolute best I could get was CenturyLink at a whopping 3Mbps. I would get that 3Mbps on alternate Tuesdays at 1:17AM for three minutes. Then my actual throughput was less than half that.
Spectrum (Then TimeWarner) had zero plans to invest in the area even though we were less than half a mile from their existing service area. The copper phone lines were so old that AT&T could not run DSL due to "attenuation problems" (their words).
I would have given my left nut for Starlink back then.
You also have the recent efforts to make municipal broadband straightup illegal to protect cable monopolies. So you can't magically bootstrap your way up to a modern broadband connection.
Simon Says wrote on Jun 19, 2021, 18:49:
What's with this widespread nonsense rural argument everyone's yapping about?
I live in as rural an area as you can get, I could send you pics and coordinates to check on google maps ( but not street since the google car never came close ).
If there's a telephone pole, there's ZERO reason not to pass fiber, even the upfront cost argument is bullshit because the investment of passing fiber will be amortized over 100+ years, you'll make money, guaranteed. It's just another wire, like electricity and phone.
The rural argument is the dumbest elitist bullshit nonsense I have ever heard.
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 14:23:
That daredevil had two young kids.. man why would you put yourself in that situation when you have two kids needing you. I get it was basically your career before but man.. your life changes when you have little ones looking up to you. My life changed when I had kids.. lots of things that used to be "worth it" aren't worth the consequences anymore.. Such as say a bar fight.
theglaze wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 10:52:
I don't think the gaming community is one that should voice an opinion about frivolously wasting energy on selfish endeavors. Just like crypto, the loot I'm accumulating during gaming can't be used to buy coffee down the street either!
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 14:06:
Exactly, as someone who modded D:OS 2 I wish we could have done even 5% of what BG3 is doing... and for a super alpha version of BG3 what they have in EA is flat out mind blowing. If we would get something akin to the NWN editor then BG3 would also literally NEVER die since we could implement all the hundreds of modules.....
I played BG3 EA once to completion (including seeing the ending video) and thought it was a great experience. I will play it again when it's done, whatever long that is.
Slick wrote on Jun 9, 2021, 23:04:
BF4 still feels better than BFV for me. I like the pacific ww2 maps, but the combat is not as satisfying.
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jun 4, 2021, 12:26:
Given that on eBay I'm seeing them for $3,260 USD / $3,940 CAD, that's not actually ridiculous. I considered reselling my card and making do with my old 1080 Ti, as I'm not a heavy gamer these days, but it could be years for the market to settle down and I wasn't prepared to wait that long. Even now I could get twice what I paid for the card, which is ridiculous.
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 3, 2021, 19:48:Verno wrote on Jun 3, 2021, 18:51:
Fuck yeah, Beastmen need some love. The shittiest legendary lords, worst campaign and a roster riddled with problems.
The patch that goes with it will be far more important for the faction than the DLC... and it's the last DLC for WH2 too .. oh well
Jim wrote on Jun 2, 2021, 15:32:
crypto currency needs to burn in hell. To think that a large percentage of the total worlds energy production is being wasted doing nothing but searching for random numbers along with the side effects of making all associated hardware impossible to get.