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Google Reader: One Year Later

bigdady92 Feedly: Google Reader Reloaded (132 comments)

The death of GReader led me to Feedly which has nearly all of the features that GReader had backed by a company whom RSS isn't an experiment and truly GOT RSS. Feedly saw a need in the market place and filled that void that Google abandoned.

I am more than happy with Feedly and their feature set. I threw them some money to support them and tell everyone I know to use them as their apps work just as well if not better than what Google was trying to do.

about two weeks ago
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Entry-Level NAS Storage Servers Compared

bigdady92 Re:unRAID (182 comments)

I own this solution. It's downright amazing with the support of the community and the sheer vastness of hardware supported. you cannot go wrong with unRAID.

more than 2 years ago
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Entry-Level NAS Storage Servers Compared

bigdady92 Horrible article, No Metrics (182 comments)

There is no mention of speed, performance, file copy replication, the ins and out of each solution, just a list of features they all share and how the author went about determining them at his whim. Without metrics this article is just a sales blurb for links. Other websites do it better: Storagereview for one, Smallnetbuilder is the other.

Another wretched sales brouchure disguised as a review by Infoworld.

more than 2 years ago
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Illinois Bans Social Network Use By Sex Offenders

bigdady92 Re:Why are sex offenders treated worse than murder (587 comments)

This is an easy one:

In a murder someone dies, there is pain and closure. It happens and there is nothing you can do about it, someone is dead.

Sex crimes are where the victim lives to tell the tail. The lingering "pain" and "emotional suffereing' cause this to be a more serious crime to society as both the perpetrator and the victim still live.

Death is a finality. Rape lasts for a lifetime.

more than 4 years ago
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10 Business Lessons I Learned From Playing D&D

bigdady92 This list is horrible (257 comments)

All of these are generic axioms. None of these are special or unique or "Oh I learned this ONLY from playing D&D". It's a bloggers way of using catch phrases to garnish interest and get posted around the internets for hits.

Slashdot fell for it, hook line and grell.

about 5 years ago
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Heavy Rain Gameplay Explained

bigdady92 Dragon's Lair? Anyone? (56 comments)

Anyone else see this as a rehash of good ole Dragon's Lair? I must be "ancient" in terms of computer game knowledge but we had this back in the 80s and the game was savage as hell. All this talk of "Oh no major game overs, players can die and the story goes on" Is hooie. You need lightning reflexes, perfect time, and coordination of a ninja juggling flying Molotov cocktails balancing on a ball being shot at by assassins.

Longer story, more plot, but in essence same gameplay as 30yrs ago.

more than 5 years ago
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Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Released

bigdady92 It Just Works (334 comments)

<b>TLDR: I hated Vista. Loved XP. Use Linux. Installed 64bit Vista. Vista Crashed and burned. Reinstalled with SP2. It just Works.</b>

I've been a longtime XP user. I use Ubuntu and RHEL at work. I use linux and unix. I hated Vista with a passion, thought it was a PIA and had so much config problems. I then bought a new PC (quad core 6GB ram, blah blah) so I figured I'd put Vista on it. First time worked ok. I updated my bios, it blew away my Raid 1. Got irritated and stopped screwing with it. Then SP2 came along in the last few weeks and I reinstalled my OS and installed SP2 over it.

It just works. Works perfectly. So simple to install Vista and simple to install the SP2. 2 reboots and I had everything working. Fixed the RAID issue, fixed the bluetooth issue, fixed some other quirks that drove me batshiz crazy.

I gotta say that I used to hate vista with the passion of a 1000 firey suns. Now I'm like "Well it's not too bad, what's the problem with it again?"

more than 5 years ago
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Warhammer Online Sees Massive Content Removal To Make Launch

bigdady92 INCOMING FAILGATE! (397 comments)

nothing like ripping out promised content and abilities to make it to release. why not let it cook a bit longer and not pull a flaghsipp'n?

about 6 years ago

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bigdady92 bigdady92 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

bigdady92 (635263) writes "http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid= 22506

With millions of Wii's sold, every household clammering to have one, sales are still going steady on ebay while PS3's have dropped and are sitting on the floor of retail merchant stores, Sony claims:

"Karraker went on to compare the PS3 and the Wii, suggesting that Sony's console is much more powerful and should therefore be regarded as being in a different category. "Wii could be considered an impulse by more than anything else," he said."

A $250 impulse buy? Who's got that much floating around to do that?"

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