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Comment: Relevant to my interests... (Score 1) 209

As someone on the grandfathered Verizon unlimited plan, I'm seriously considering buying an unsubsidized phone.

My wife traded it for a 5GB plan, and has gone over her data plan with only limited youtube usage. Once XLTE gets implemented, that means you can burn through your data even faster.

It's either that or go to Sprint, which I understand in recent years has turned down the "suck" lately, and actually has decent speeds, coverage, and unlimited data.

Comment: Re:Let it die (Score 1) 510

by JoeLinux (#46714677) Attached to: How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

What do you mean validity?

I am no moral relativist, and personally think that some cultures are seriously fucked up. However, I don't know what you mean by "validity".

It certainly exists. Are you saying it shouldn't (if so why) or that it has some fucked up aspects to it?

It's a support group, not a culture.

Comment: Re:Let it die (Score 5, Interesting) 510

by JoeLinux (#46709951) Attached to: How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

I dated a girl who was a "deaf studies" major. She even got her Masters at Galludet, and is a signer somewhere on the East Coast.

I really dodged a bullet when she broke up with me. I was seeing myself having to agree with her as to the validity of "Deaf Culture" to maintain peace in the house.

But, seeing as she stomped my heart flat, I can say this without fear of reprisal: It's a support group, not a culture. Once technology has advanced such that it is no longer an issue, it will fade. Take that, Carrie Coffey (nee Rogers)!

Comment: Eve did it first... (Score 1, Interesting) 197

by JoeLinux (#37687690) Attached to: <em>WoW</em> To Add Avenue For Real-Money Gold Buying

Eve online did it first, and paid a price for doing it incorrectly...they've since apologized and said they will roll it out right.

Meanwhile, WoW is hemorrhaging users...this can only further accelerate their departure, as people find a game with more meaning...Should provide some tasty n00bs to pod...

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+ - Navigating a geek marriage...

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JoeLinux writes "I am soon to marry my true love (a girl! yes! they do exist!). She is a literary geek, whereas I am a gaming/linux geek. Being the RTFM-style geeks that we are, we have been reading up on marriage, making things work, etc. Unfortunately, all of the references seem to be based around an alpha-male jock, and a submissive cheerleader-style wife. A lot of the references to incompatibility in the books don't apply to us.(neglect due to interest in sports, etc.) What are some of the pitfalls and successes learned in the course of a more geek-oriented marriage?"

Comment: Re:I'm calling it now... (Score 2, Interesting) 105

by JoeLinux (#27677775) Attached to: <em>BioShock 2</em> Interviews and Early Looks

Seee...that's part of the suck-fest. In this one, you play a prototype Big Daddy (only done so they can explain how you can upgrade your gun/drill/use plasmids), who has to protect the little sisters from a little sister who grew up, returned to Rapture, and spliced herself into an ultra-agile big-daddy style suit (think "ninja" big-daddy).

Lame-sauce.

Comment: I'm calling it now... (Score 3, Insightful) 105

by JoeLinux (#27676845) Attached to: <em>BioShock 2</em> Interviews and Early Looks

Bioshock 2 is not going to be as good a sequel as System Shock 2 was to System Shock.

Virtually no RPG elements, and a tired re-tread of Bioshock with vaguely new elements (I.E. taking the one "protect the little sister" element from the first one and repeat it several times in this game). It's going to be, at most, a "meh" experience.

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