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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

JDeane Re: Motive? (359 comments)

Sorry I know it's not a joke but.... I know have this image stuck in my head of Bin Laden licking the door handles at various rest rooms... lol

about 2 months ago
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Google Is Backing a New $300 Million High-Speed Internet Trans-Pacific Cable

JDeane Re:Hmmm (135 comments)

Must suck balls to have limits so low... I have a Netflix account with 4 HD connections (4 TV's) and I average 450-500+ GB's a month is usage. Already past 153GB's for this month. (Loving this Gargoyle firmware on my router.)

Although I did read a story on here that Comcast was trying to merge with my current ISP Time Warner/Brighthouse. if that happens I may need to switch to Verizon's FiOS and uuugghhh I would rather cut off my testicles. Customer service is well shit... one time I had to cut about 200 feet of phone line they refused to bury in my yard, after calling them for 3-4 months straight I called them on my cell phone and told them to turn off my land line and swore they would never get another penny from me.

about 3 months ago
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California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

JDeane It is 1080P (286 comments)

The game does run at 1080P in single player, the issue is that the game does not run at true 1080P in multi player.

I don't really see the issue myself, as much as I dislike Sony they probably should win this one.

Besides the whole issue will probably disappear in a couple of patches.... (everything is in beta these days.)

about 3 months ago
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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

JDeane Re:Nintendo Has an R&D Problem (203 comments)

Some developers are still making 360 and PS3 games, those are also PPC based systems.

So lots of tools and talent will be available for the only PPC platform going into the future.

I guess it depends on how you look at it. Yes going X86 has an advantage for easier PS4 and PC ports (Xbox One has "issues" so it requires a lot more effort that it looks like when your just considering the CPU arch alone.)

Another thing to consider, if I can get the port for my PC why would I need to buy a PS4 or an Xbox One? Last gen was bad enough with most of the great games released on the PC it felt pretty redundant to own a PS3. Now with easier ports... I am not sure I should even bother with the PS4 at all. I am already going to own a PC anyway, why not just spend the extra 400 bucks making it a gaming PC and enhance my PC experience at the same time.

about 2 months ago
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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

JDeane Re:It is too bad Apple doesn't do join ventures. (203 comments)

Would be interesting with Apple handling the OS and user experience plus media stuff like iTunes. Nintendo handling the games end of things.

I don't think it will ever happen, but then again I never expected to see Sonic games on a Nintendo platform either.

about 2 months ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

JDeane Re:So release your own video on demand... (200 comments)

I agree and think that cable companies having agreements should be illegal... but if Netflix gets so big that they can afford to lock in all the content like the cable companies are attempting to do that could be bad for us in the long haul. If there isn't good competition from the likes of Hulu or Amazon (I tried them and Amazon at least works...) and Crackle (also works great just with commercials which I can tolerate since it's free.)... I could see a day where Netflix decides to charge a lot more for the service.

Not saying they will do that, they seem pretty fair or at least I haven't heard of them doing anything evil. (Not saying they haven't done anything wrong it's just that if they did I didn't hear about it.)

Totally enjoying my Netflix and am considering upgrading my subscription for more streams. Sometimes 2 just isn't enough when the grandson comes to visit and I just can't watch another 3 hours of Sesame Street.... I think the Count is planning on raising an army of vampire/zombies/banshees to perform the trifecta of sucking my blood, eating my brains, and draining my soul. Leaving only my wallet for the cable companies to divvy up.

*Don't even get me started complaining about Hulu... So happy I got a free 30 days to try it out, although I canceled about 2 weeks into the trial due to it just totally not working on my PC or my Wii or my Wii-U. I managed to get it to stream 2 times over the two weeks I had it and was flabbergasted to see commercials on it. I figure delivering content and advertising would be pretty important if your going to charge for it.

about 3 months ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

JDeane Re:So release your own video on demand... (200 comments)

BLASPHEMY!!! lol

But if that happened Comcast customers could be watching Time Warner content!!! How would they maintain the iron grip of a monopoly and give the illusion of competition in the marketplace!!! Oh the secret back room agreement we have to keep prices high you say??? Hmmm good point!!!

They had no incentive to bother with the expense of doing any sort of upgrades to anything, now that people are switching to Netflix in record numbers and they are losing some income (They are still profiting from customers who only get Internet from them.) just not the crazy "We just bought a gold plated diamond encrusted toilet because we could!!!" kind of money.

I hope Netflix continues kicking some ass at least for a few more years. Not enough to become bigger than the cable providers, that could be bad too.

about 3 months ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

JDeane Paying for video content? (200 comments)

I guess if Netflix was doing something better than me at a cheaper price I would be worried about my customers demanding it too.

In a sense this is already happening, Netflix is charging me per month and it was so good that I stopped paying for cable. No commercials and for the small amount of time I actually spend watching TV in a given day it is totally worth it. So now Netflix gets my money and the Cable company does not. (Well they still provide network access.)

about 3 months ago
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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

JDeane Re:So a victim gets sued by victims? (66 comments)

It's part of the responsibility you take on when you hold your customers financial information too keep it secure.

Sony completely and utterly failed in nearly any aspect of that, it wasn't valued by them enough to even bother encrypting.

I would feel different if Sony had even tried to keep things secure, but as it is I don't feel sorry for them at all.

If this had been a physical crime as you say, then yes the victim would be liable for the property they where holding. If I loan you my chainsaw and your house gets robbed... guess what? You can bet your ass your buying me a chainsaw. (Used or new would depend on the condition of the one I loaned you.)

I would feel bad for you if you kept your doors locked and did everything right, I would still need my stuff though. I would feel a lot less bad if I found out after the fact that you took all the locks off your house and told the local street gangs you where going to be out of town for a week....

about 3 months ago
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NVIDIA Launches Tegra K1-Based SHIELD Tablet, Wireless Controller

JDeane Re:nVidia SHIELD facts: great processing power! (42 comments)

Get an external hard drive, hack your Wii with the letter bomb exploit. Once it's hacked you can dump all your games to the external hard drive using Wiiflow or USB LoaderGX.

To get your Wiiware off the Wii, I think you would need to use a wad manager. At least that's how you install them...

www.gbatemp.net has better and more detailed instructions.

about 3 months ago
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The "Rickmote Controller" Can Hijack Any Google Chromecast

JDeane Re:Maybe it's just me ... (131 comments)

We could combine the two... maybe a Rick Roll Goatse mega combo?

about 3 months ago
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Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

JDeane Re:Dear Trey Parker and Matt Stone (138 comments)

If only I had mod points....

Yeah I tried out all three of the services.

Netflix is wining because it's the best for the amount of content and it works on everything down to the Wii.

Amazon has newer content than Netflix but overall has less content. So to me getting Netflix and Amazon is a good fit they compliment each other.

Hulu.... When I was able to get it working...(PC,PS3,Wii-U,Wii,Android.) Technical difficulties aside, too many commercials, too much weird "content" IE previews of shows they don't actually have. I can watch trailers on Youtube for free thanks.... The content they did actually have was so uninteresting that the hurdles of getting it to actually stream just made the whole experience seem pretty insulting.

Maybe it's better now? But I can't see it improving that much in less than a year's time.

about 4 months ago
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Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

JDeane Re:Fuck Tiles! (346 comments)

Windows 8 with Classic Shell is the way to go. Even with Windows 7 Classic Shell was already the way to go.

I have installed Classic Shell on at least 5 different Windows 8 machines. Love it as it fixes Windows 8 into a usable desktop OS. Now if only Windows 8 came with some of those features out of the box....

Not going out to buy Windows 8 to replace 7 though since 8 offers me nothing but a problem to fix. (I think 8 is probably fantastic on a touch screen.)

The popularity of Classic Shell should be some sort of clue....

Honestly I don't use Classic Shell on Windows 7 though, never even occurred to me to try it, already works the way I expect it too?

about 4 months ago
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Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

JDeane Re:Fuck Tiles! (346 comments)

Yeah that about sums it up for me...

Sticking with Windows 7 until Android is more mature on the desktop then if MS is still on it's "It needs to look like a clown drank a bunch of paint and puked..." kick then yeah switching I will go.

about 4 months ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

JDeane Re:No. (502 comments)

I think it really depends on the motherboard, some of them are probably great and some of them are probably pretty horrible.

I have some real doubts that a cheap mobo is going to perform well in the sound arena.

about 4 months ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

JDeane Re:You know ... (358 comments)

I can't say I disagree with why he did it, but it's kind of hard to argue that he didn't break the law.

From what I can tell, at any given time a huge fraction of drivers are either texting, or holding onto their phone and talking.

If where I lived introduced one of those bounties where you get money if you can get a picture of a face and a license plate using the phone while driving ... well, I could go a few blocks from my house to an intersection, and pay off my house in a few weeks.

Almost weekly I find myself behind someone who is driving a little erratic because they're holding their phone with one hand, gesturing with the other, and not paying attention to what's going on around them.

I feel bad for this guy, but I fear he's probably screwed, since he broke the law in doing this. If someone had needed to call 911 near him that wouldn't have worked out well.

Also what about people who are in homes using a cell phone?

I guess this person was so worried about the road that he didn't care that a few hundred yards off to the side could be homes with people who use cell phones instead of land lines.

I say the fine is well deserved, I agree cell phone drivers should be ticketed and they are a hazard but what this guy did was doing harm to people who did nothing wrong.

about 4 months ago
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Fujitsu Is Growing Radiation-Free Lettuce In Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

JDeane Re:Sure! (146 comments)

After the last one with Mathew Broderick I pretty much gave up on the whole Godzilla thing.... I love the older ones (Well maybe the stuff from the 60's is a bit too cheesy.)

I had hope that the new one was better? I mean it couldn't be worse? (Maybe if it had Justin Beiber as Ultraman or something....)

I should stop writing before Hollywood see's this and says "Ohhh lets make that!"

about 5 months ago

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JDeane JDeane writes  |  more than 5 years ago Well not sure how much I will update this or if anyone will ever read it. A journal for Slashdot sounds interesting to say the least. A time capsule of my thoughts, my opinions laid out for all to see? Well other then my love of reading almost everything and anything I really do not know what else to put in here. For anyone who happens to read this I probably will not update it very often and for that my apologies! May your day go well and peaceful.

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