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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 12, 2016, 07:18:41 PM
My problem would be two fold, and its not because i'm "scared of the future" or apples future anyway.

One, I need another product to worry about charging like I need a hole in the head.

Two, I'm more than happy with my $5 corded headphones.  I don't need $50, or $100, or whatever they cost
bluetooth headphones.  Forget my headphones at home?  Buy a new pair.  Break my headphones, buy a new pair, etc

2  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Buying a gaming chair looking for options on: August 27, 2016, 07:24:19 PM
Thought I would chime in with my brief impressions of the Akracing Ak-7002.

I've been wanting a new gaming chair for a few years, but not being able to test them in person, plus being fairly indecisive, has
put me off.  I previously had been looking at dxracers, but so many choices!

Something about drifters review set me off, so I spur of the moment decided to purchase the akracing ak-7002.  

It came yesterday.  It's up on craigslist today.  (i'm in chicago if anyone wants a deal!)

Chair itself is great, well constructed, went together easy.  Only thing which is cheap is the plastic covers
you put on to cover the hardware.  Just not as premium as the rest of the chair, and seem ill fitting.  I don't care for the way the edges
bite into the chair when you tighten them down.

Anyway, the problem's too small for me.  I can't believe drifter doesn't have issues given his size, but I guess it depends where you carry it.

I am 6'3", and 215 pounds.  I suppose I have bigger thighs from a lot of running?  I don't know, but the front of the chair is too narrow, it pushes my legs together, and it is not comfortable.

Upon researching, the seat width is 14.7"

The dxracer standard seems to be 17", and they go up to 24" i think, hehe.

I liked the type of chair, posture felt good, appreciated the higher support vs my old chair.

Guess I'm back to looking for a chair...

3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Netflix] Stranger Things on: August 03, 2016, 02:15:15 PM
Finished this up last night with a friend.

Neither of us got all the hype.  I'd give it 2 out of 5 stars.

Thought Winona Ryder was fairly horrible as well.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Blair Witch (2016) on: July 26, 2016, 12:50:08 PM
It's not a remake, it's a sequel
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Typing program for 10 yr old....not Typing of the Dead on: February 13, 2016, 09:21:06 PM
Back in the day, Mavis Beacon was the thing.  Looks like it is horrible now.

Ended up signing up here.  It was free, does lessons, tests, games, etc

(used to be back when i used it, just noticed they moved to this new site.  looks nice)

Typing of the Dead is fun, but I thought of it as more of a practice thing, not really a learning thing.

6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: November 06, 2015, 06:24:44 PM
bought it yesterday.  I have an i5.  game runs like shit. 

guess you can start poking around .ini files to try and fix it.   Now I know why I bought an xbox.

Tons of performance complaints, from top of the line titanx cards, to people with 16gb of ram, and those with 4gb of vram on
their cards.

People in beta saying it ran pretty well in beta, so no idea what happened with the release.

Well, maybe i'll fire it back up in a month to see if they fixed it.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XB1 Elite controller - mecca of console control, or ridiculously overpriced? on: November 04, 2015, 03:40:29 PM
I had one preordred, but canceled it when I read someone who had taken theirs apart and found they used the same plastic ball joint for the sticks as they have in the normal controller.

Between myself and one friend, we've had 4 controllers suffer stick drift, which MS support will do nothing about.   

Think this elite only comes with a 90 day warranty.   Going to be some angry people when they start drifting like the old ones...
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Microsoft Surface 4 and Surface Book on: October 16, 2015, 04:37:21 PM
Eh, apple charges $200 to go from a 128GB ssd to a 256GB model.

So, for an extra $100, you also get another 4 gig of ram.

Sounds like they are pretty much in line.

9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/15) on: September 15, 2015, 01:35:07 PM
Apparently not a lot of sport gamers here.  smile

NHL 16 all the way!
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Armada [by the author of Ready Player One] on: July 20, 2015, 07:46:56 PM
Yeah, I get where you are coming from.  smile

I've read the book twice, and it seemed a lot worse the 2nd time.

So, for me, I think a lot of the fun came from the remembrance of things I had mostly forgotten, which is
why I'd call it a good summer/beach read.

11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Armada [by the author of Ready Player One] on: July 20, 2015, 01:35:09 PM
I thought RPO was a fun read...but I also grew up in the 80's.

I consider it to be the geek equivalent of a summer beach read.

Also picked up armada, and it has yet to really grab me.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ori and the Blind Forest - a platformer made around the world on: March 29, 2015, 02:44:10 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on March 24, 2015, 04:05:45 AM

Just finished the game on PC.  An excellent experience through and through.  Final tally was 98% completion, 261 deaths and a total play time of 6 hours 40 minutes.

I just finished last night.  Took me about 14 hours, and 1200 deaths.

Pretty much left me feeling old, inadequate, and thinking I should give up gaming.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who is your cell provider? on: March 20, 2015, 02:48:25 PM
I have sprint, and am in Chicago.  It's ok, coverage is excellent, (only carrier that gets service in my basement at work), but speeds suck.

I did the tmobile 7 day iphone trial not to long ago, and every time I tested it was at least 4x the sprint speeds I was getting.

I almost switched, especially since tmobile is cheaper, but their building penetration is very poor.

14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: February 09, 2015, 05:57:40 PM
They are cheating and duping.  Has something to do with them allowing imported saves.

The main reason to only play with people you know on console.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: January 20, 2015, 07:17:40 PM
Yeah, that gem cost sure ramps up!

I was in the habit of just hitting the gem person and combining all my gems.  All of a sudden, it told me I didn't have enough gold.
I had started with two million, so I couldn't believe it...until i saw the higher end gem combines are 300k+

16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Door Kickers on: January 12, 2015, 08:26:14 PM
I absolutely love that you love this game enough to keep posting updates.  smile

Almost bought it during the sale, but just couldn't pull the trigger.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: November 23, 2014, 12:34:08 AM
Sorry to continue the off track destiny comments...

More than anything, my good friend and I like to play coop.  We're past the competitive age, don't like playing with strangers, pvp, or anything like that.   So, we really enjoyed having a nice coop fps to play together.
18  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / xbox one - AC Unity code and AC IV: Black Flag code on: November 10, 2014, 03:32:22 PM
Looking to trade for other xbox one digital download codes

such as nhl 15, sunset overdrive, etc

19  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked $30 (normally $120) 20% All Games for 2 Years on: October 30, 2014, 08:00:55 PM
Have around 4 games for xbox one on media.  Have another 6-8 digital only.

I finally realized the other day when my $10 copy of tomb raider showed up that I am
actually willing to pay MORE for digital copies now.

Yeah, I know it costs me money, and no resale, blah blah blah.

But less clutter and less swapping is worth it to me.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 06, 2014, 06:02:58 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 06, 2014, 12:23:19 PM

If you like to micromanage, you can also leave instant on on and reset your router/modem each time you resume, but that's more work than waiting a few more seconds on launch.

I timed mine once.  Was ~8 secs to resume from instant on, and over a minute from energy saving mode.

quite a difference, was hoping to leave it off as the fans in the power supply annoy me in quiet room
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hardwood floors and dogs. Any suggestions? on: September 30, 2014, 05:29:31 PM
I have hardwood floors, 2 golden retrievers, and 2 cats. 

It is hair central!  I vacuum multiple times per day, and you can still find hair everyplace.

I have come up with zero solutions, cept getting animals that don't shed.  smile

I've actually thought about putting down carpet, as i worry about my guys slipping around on the hardwood. 
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I get a cat? on: August 01, 2014, 02:22:30 PM
no, you shouldn't get a cat.  you should get TWO cats.  smile

cats aren't overly expensive...unless you run into medical problems, in which case they can be.

the love and companionship is more than worth it though. 
23  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: DNS Server? on: June 20, 2014, 03:26:36 AM
If you really want to test things, use this:
24  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Has anyone had a good experience with the GeForce Experience? on: June 19, 2014, 01:46:45 AM
on windows 7, every time there was an upgrade it would never actually complete the upgrade. 
Always took a complete uninstall and reinstall.   Quite annoying.

Now on windows 8.1, so far so good.
25  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Ipad 3 w/Retina Display 16GB Wi-Fi $195 on: May 15, 2014, 09:17:56 PM
pm sent
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Age of Mythology coming to Steam on: April 12, 2014, 04:30:21 AM
One of my all time favorites. 

As Lordnine said, its not like they gave the first one the royal treatment.  They did the bare minimum, and there were so many issues.

Will probably wait for a $10 sale
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: April 07, 2014, 06:30:42 PM
An IR remote, in this day and age?

Main reason I used my ps3 over my 360 for media duty, IR doesn't cut it.
28  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / university blocking gamingtrend on: April 02, 2014, 03:36:16 PM
gamingtrend stopped working at my university a few weeks ago.  I thought the site was just down.
Finally got around to pulling it up at home, and find that it IS up.

I inquired with our fine ITS security folk, and it ends up that gamingtrend is being blocked as a botnet.
I figure if it's happening at my school, I'm sure it's getting blocked other places.

The exact response I got was:

"Made it on to our reputation list for being part of a botnet…with a pretty high score at that.
Their IP’s showed up on EmergingThreats and SANS"

Not sure what, if anything, admins can do to get the site off those lists, but just wanted to let someone know this was happening.

29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: March 17, 2014, 02:35:02 AM
Any way I cut it....time, hassle, gas, prime always wins.   Given that items are usually cheaper than they are locally, and no's a no brainer.

Also considering the unofficial "share it with four friends", it's really like $25 a year each.

I don't use the video streaming or book lending at all.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Meet Xena - My Lhasa Apso on: February 27, 2014, 05:50:34 PM
Puppies sure can be a lot of work!

Leave her in the crate, she'll be fine.  Really!

We as humans are really great about making ourselves feel guilty, aren't we?  smile

Perhaps set up a webcam so you can check on her during the day?  I did that with my dogs, and they pretty much just sleep 98% of the time.

Perhaps find some neighbors who would be interested in doggie play dates?

My way of dealing with the guilt was to get a 2nd dog.  I feel better knowing they are together.
31  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Need a free mail client that can import Windows Live Mail (Win7) on: February 18, 2014, 07:59:45 PM
Did you try the thunderbird extension for importing messages?
32  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: February 11, 2014, 08:21:35 PM
But if you go someplace where pot is legal, and smoke up, and three weeks later get busted back home for having it in your "system"...

Would be like if a breathalyzer worked for a month.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jack Reacher is coming to the big screen. on: February 05, 2014, 08:41:04 PM
Wow, I can't believe it made that much money, or that it's getting a sequel.

I guess there are those that will see him in anything and those that like action movies with a big star.

Everyone I know who actually has read the books was very disappointed with the choice for lead, though more
than a few of them went to go see the movie.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jack Reacher is coming to the big screen. on: February 04, 2014, 04:08:51 PM
As a huge fan of the books, I pretty much decided that dwayne johnson (the rock)
would have been a perfect jack reacher. 

I think he could have led it to being a series of movies, instead of one and done like tom cruise.

35  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Need a Good Deal on XBL 12 Month on: January 10, 2014, 02:41:34 PM
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/XB1/PS3/PS4/Wii U/PC]Assassin's Creed IV:Black Flag on: November 21, 2013, 03:11:32 PM
I tried 3 times to make it through AC3, but never did.  The game just didn't click with me.

I am loving AC4 though.  It has been a nice variety of ship/land, keeping it interesting. 
And hey, who doesn't love pirates?  Used some of my uplay points to buy the pirate costume, making it even better!  smile

I downloaded the AC4 app on to my nexus tablet last night, and thought that was kind of cool, and handy. 
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you wear a watch? on: July 29, 2013, 07:48:48 PM
Yep, still wear a watch.

When an EMP goes off, and all your cell phones are dead, you'll be late getting to the rally point!
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Vitamins on: July 11, 2013, 02:57:11 PM
I'm over 40.  I take flintstones chewables.  My diet sucks, so I figure it can't hurt.  smile

39  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Help me troubleshoot a network issue on: June 21, 2013, 02:35:30 PM
Try the powerline stuff on different outlets perhaps.

I had some video streaming issues, downloaded and installed the powerline utility, and it will show you real time speed between
your two units.

I was getting about 8mbps.  Moved the one connected to my router to a different outlet, went up to 110mbps.

Problem gone.  smile
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Google Reader on: June 20, 2013, 04:08:39 AM
I decided to not get screwed over again, and just host my own now with tiny tiny rss.

It's actually pretty good, and has an android app smile
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