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Is It Time to Replace Your First HDTV? (Video)

atarione i have a hard time taking them seriously when (418 comments)

if you want to post a video discussion of hdtv's online... FIX the audio on your video first... I couldn't listen to it the audio was appalling ...

god damn people save a couple bucks and get a decent audio interface and mic if you are going to do online video interviews...

(tried w/ my Pioneer SE-A1000 headphones w/ a yamaha C-60 premamp as headphone amp (optical out to dac / to preamp ) and with my FiiO E07K/E9 > Kenwood KR-V106R > Monitor Audio Silver S1 speakers and the result is the same not sure what these guys know about video but they know dick about audio apparently.)

blah blah blah... my 5 year old 1080p tv is still fine thank you....for now.

about a year ago

Wrong Fuel Chokes Presidential Limo

atarione Secret Service Nixed alt fuel Limo (612 comments)

When Obama was elected he wanted a hybrid or alt fuel limo (from what i read) and the Secret Service said... NOPE... MISTER PRESIDENT SIR!!!
apparently for range / reliability reasons (lol???)

That pic of the Presidential limo on a tow truck is pretty hilarious (on the CNN link) nearly as funny as the limo getting high centered trying to leave the U.S. Embassy in Dublin Ireland a couple years ago.

about 2 years ago

Is It Worth Investing In a High-Efficiency Power Supply?

atarione not worth buying new psu for ..but (328 comments)

so it probably for 99% of the people won't make sense to upgrade a power supply just for efficiency

but if for some reason you need a new power-supply anyways finding a good quality (80+ gold ..etc) unit on sale is totally reasonable.... at this point most units worth trusting the rest of your gear to are probably 80+ anyways.

in my own case i had been using a 80+ power-supply that wasn't modular and cables where a hassle to manage ... i wanted a modular power-supply and also have no intention of risking a $200 processor and $300~ video card etc to a generic / shoddy power-supply so i found the Seasonic X750 (80+ Gold ) on sale for $100~ (which if you look at newegg is cheaper than any 700-800watt fully modular power supplies currently.

since i wanted/needed fully modular 750~ish watt power-supply finding the X750 for $99 made sense as it was cheapest meeting those requirements.... the fact is it 80+ is just bonus ... seasonic's 5year warr and generally pretty good reputation for quality power supplies drove the choice more than the 80+ gold.

more than 2 years ago

California Legalizes Self Driving Cars

atarione this is how the end begins (508 comments)

clearly this is how computers / machines will rise against us...

self driving cars in CA will become ENRAGED by the clueless jackasses you have to deal with driving here.. and will rise up and destroy humanity (doubtless they will enlist the computers of people who don't watch enough cat videos as allies, computers seem to love cat videos).

I for one welcome our new self driving car overloads.

yes this is how the world ends... Self Driving Car ROAD RAGE.. right before you killed by machines remember I called it.

more than 2 years ago

Can Microsoft Really Convince People To Subscribe To Software?

atarione I have a technet subscription (297 comments)

Despite having technet, I still use LibreOffice more than Office ... I have both installed but i kinda like the interface of LibreOffice more.

If I have friends / family that ask about this .... well technically whenever i have had friends /family complain about buying office i have just told them to try OpenOffice before then LibreOffice now. Most of them tried open/Libre office and decided it was pretty good ...and really good for free and just used that.

more than 2 years ago

Logitech Calls Google TV a 'Big Mistake'

atarione obvious mistake is obvious (195 comments)

seems to me the moment this thing launched and content providers (hulu..etc) started blocking it..

I thought..well this thing is boned... and then also ..who the hell thought it was a good idea to launch before getting content guys onboard?

stupid... just stupid..they should have worked something out with hulu..etc before launching this thing.

more than 3 years ago

California Declares Today "Steve Jobs Day"

atarione so.... (333 comments)

just checking does this mean I can park my Mercedes in the Handicapped spots today?

more than 3 years ago

Drunken Parrot Season Starts in Australia

atarione AA for parrots? (97 comments)

AA meetings would be so much more fun with a fuck ton of parrots at them also...just saying Parrots if you are ready to make a change..and all.

more than 3 years ago

Drunken Parrot Season Starts in Australia

atarione obviously it is... (97 comments)

parrot spring break?

sweeeeeet so i looked an my joke actually makes sense cause it is fucking spring time in Australia right about now...OH HOW MUCH DO I OWN???

more than 3 years ago

Can Newegg Survive the Post-PC Future?

atarione Re:newegg should be ok (559 comments)

you are correct sir

Tables fucking rule... I regret any typo related sandbagging of Tables in my previous post.


more than 3 years ago

Can Newegg Survive the Post-PC Future?

atarione newegg should be ok (559 comments)

tablets can not fully replace the PC

cause some of us have to create stuff not just watch adorable videos of cats on youtube..... although adorable videos of cats are quite nice indeed.

tables suck ass for content creation

more than 3 years ago

Satellite Captures Burning Man From Space

atarione what a great place to watch burning man from (141 comments)

the best place to see burning man....is in fact SPACE...so well played ESA

on the other hand why are we letting these bitches take sat photos of our strategic reserve of filthy hippies??

more than 3 years ago

Costly SSDs Worth It, Users Say

atarione hopefully SRT can be more fully advanced (288 comments)

i've had a bad experience with SSD drives having returned 2 due to deal breaking problems for me .... on caused BSODs the other could handle suspend mode without locking up.

I have now 2x samsung F3s in raid 0 (plus back up on NAS)

personally i have no desire to have to do the sort of file management small sized SSDs currently demand and since reading the reviews they all pretty much suck.... however SRT is a compelling option... all the convenience of big mechanical drives plus a speed boost of SSD ... unless the price per GB of SSD can be brought down alot then i think SRT may well be the way to go.

more than 3 years ago

World Population Expected To Hit 7 Billion In Late October

atarione Be fruitful and multiply (522 comments)

perhaps when God told us to go forth and populate the Earth.... he had made the (mistaken) assumption we'd know when to stop.

more than 3 years ago

Digital Generation Rediscovers Analog Wristwatches

atarione Watches == Win / Paywalls == Lose (505 comments)

not signing up for their stupid site to look at crap i barely care about

however I have rocked a Swiss army wrist watch for evar and a day

it is full of win

what time is it?

look at watch


which pocket is smart phone in? dig phone out unlock it to see the god damned time.

also as a left handed person I like the subtle "Hey I'm Left Handed" announcement my watch on my right wrist makes. I can't speak for other lefties but I will sometimes scan for my lefty brothers with watches on their right wrists ....oh btw righties don't wear your watches on the right it is OUR THING =p

more than 3 years ago

TwitPic Will Sell Your Photos, But No Cash For You

atarione Re:Who would want to buy (102 comments)

/sheepishly raises hand. Oh wait I thought u meant something else.

more than 3 years ago

On Monday, AT&T Customers Enter Era of Broadband Caps

atarione i'm not saying i like caps ..but (537 comments)

how many of y'all actually are getting close to 150GB?

I work from home and we have 2 HTPC's that are streaming some netflix or hulu a fair bit (maybe 5hrs /wk ea?) i listen to streaming radio all day at work with a vpn going

this month I downloaded a shit ton of of stuff from technet around the 1st (15GB in one day) and still looking at the WAN Status page on my DD-WRT router I'm right under 60GB for the month. I scrolled back and at xmas time when I got a bunch of new stuff and was playing / downloading stuff for that the highest we got was 94GB, maybe i'm not trying hard enough but I'm having a hard time figuring out how I'd go past the cap (we have a 250GB cap w/ COX..meh).

more than 3 years ago

Last Typewriter Factory in the World Shuts Its Doors

atarione Re:Ha! (249 comments)

come the apocalypse you are going to be jealous of my bottle of Jack Daniels, my M4 and Colt .45 compact officers.

I figure i can get all the type writers i might need (well and anything else) with the above supplies =p

more than 3 years ago


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