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Comment: Re:Just buy a CRT (Score 2) 144

Seriously, just buy a good CRT. Stop fooling around with all this line doubler crap

I still have 3 Commodore era monitors I use for my older console gaming. In fact, I like to have my wii hooked up to it because I get the best looking emulators running that way. (going to point out while I have some consoles, I don't have them all, so emulate I must)

On top of this, at least in my city, you can get a big ass free CRT TV for free, all you have to do is pick it up. Check Craigslist free section.

Trying to use old consoles on modern TV's is silly, as they don't scale well at all. Even the Wii, which does 640x480p looks crappy on a 1080p TV.

Comment: Re:what's wrong with cherry picking? (Score 2) 106

by Nyder (#47770763) Attached to: CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

Okay, me again. I actually decided to do a search and this is what I came up with.

I live on the edge of Downtown Seattle and Capital Hill. Not even a mile from the heart of downtown Seattle.

I have the internet choices of:

Cable: Comcast
Satelite: HughesNet
DSL: Centurylink

So my middle post doesn't matter. I don't have a choice of providers, I just have a choice of how I get the internet. Sat, DSL or Cable.

So sure, we might have other DSL providers in Seattle, but they can't overlap with any other providers. Total bullshit system. Time to open it up.

Comment: Re:what's wrong with cherry picking? (Score 3, Informative) 106

by Nyder (#47770735) Attached to: CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

Okay, after I did this post, I did some research and we apparently have other DSL providers. It's possible that you can get them in the same area's as Centurylink, i'm not going to bother to ask them If i can get there service.

So maybe my post is wrong. Sorry.

Comment: Re:What are you downloading? (Score 1) 315

by PopeRatzo (#47770627) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

Just over a month ago, Steam has a sale on some very big games, like Wolfenstein: New Order and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. (maybe it's all the colons that take up the space.

It doesn't take too many games at over 20gig each, along with Netflix for the wife and streaming music before you're knocking on 150gig.

Why in the world the Wolfenstein game came out to over 40 gig I'll never know, but sure enough, for the first time I got the email from AT&T that I was at 90% of my limit. Fortunately, it was two days before the billing cycle rolled over, so I didn't have to pay.

Comment: Re:What are you downloading? (Score 4, Funny) 315

by PopeRatzo (#47770597) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

I quite likely have, but I am not so crass as to go around asking random strangers in the gym what their orientation is.

This is why I love Slashdot. I discussion of internet overcharging and ATM encapsulation quickly pivots to the etiquette of showering with gay men at the gym.

Honestly, I love each and every one of you. In a purely platonic way, of course, though given enough vodka and grapefruit juice, who knows?.

Comment: Re:what's wrong with cherry picking? (Score 0, Flamebait) 106

by Nyder (#47770537) Attached to: CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

If there is research to do regarding what service to choose, how does comcast have a monopoly?

I'm not sure what they were saying, I live in Seattle and the areas that aren't covered by Comcast are covered by other cable companies. And as far as I know, Centurylink can access all those various areas because as for DSL centuraylink doesn't have any competition. Yep, while Centurylink is bitching about comcast monopoly, they, at least here in Seattle, is the only DSL provider. Of course, they say they don't offer internet, they just rent the connect to you and MS is the one giving you internet.

Comment: Re:Your life is SO AWFUL. (Score 1) 156

by Nyder (#47761929) Attached to: A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

Takes some seriously Orwellian doublethink to pretend copyright enforcement isn't censorship.

If copyright issues are your biggest complaint, you have a pretty good life. I am betting you have electricity, running water, and toilets, things much of the "free world" doesn't have, much less relative freedom of speech. You simply have no idea what life is like outside your environment. Please do travel outside your local country. Hopefully, it will be an eye-opener (and heart-opener) for you.

ya, no. Traveling requires going thru the TSA, which is something those 3rd worlds don't have. Which I think most americans would be glad to give them.

As for me? I'll never fly air again while we got the TSA going on. If half the people who fly took that stance, the TSA would be gone in less then a year. The government would have to remove them because the airlines wouldn't be making profit for their shareholders.

Comment: Re:What about.. (Score 1) 156

by Nyder (#47761895) Attached to: A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

Give me a little censorship in the States any day over Quebec's crazy-ass "cultural heritage" laws. I never have to sorry about being thrown in prison in the U.S. because I dare to put up a sign in the wrong language, or dare to piss off some crazy French nationalist by suggesting that England may not be so bad.

Fuck the censorship and fuck the crazy ass French Canadians.

Both are bad for society.

Comment: Re:In other news... (Score 1) 216

The problem with solar is that it requires an upfront investment that pays back over a long term but does not significantly increase the value of your home.

It may surprise you, but some people buy homes to live in them. Not to flip in 3 years for a profit.

And I don't believe there's enough data in various markets to know whether or not solar panels would increase the value of a house more than their installation price (which is coming down, by the way).

Comment: Re: What's so American (Score 1) 497

Sure they do. Corporatist Democrats play for the same team of rich elitists than Corporatist Republicans. Why do you think that no matter what else happens to the economy, the bankers always get their dough? No matter what happens to the economy, Wall Street gets taken care of first.

And no banker ever goes to jail.

Comment: Re:progress (Score 1) 97

by PopeRatzo (#47759515) Attached to: Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down

Will you pay more?

Pay more for what? Dedicated servers? They had that figured out more than 10 years ago. How much more do you think it would cost to add dedicated servers to a game today? And yes, if people would pay $19.99 for some DLC that gives your character new hats, I'm pretty sure they'd pay for dedicated servers.

The reason they are not included is because Sony is so scared that there might be some kid in Slovenia playing a pirated version of their game. Not that the kid would actually ever pay for a Sony game, but they are outraged that there is a nickel in some kid's pocket that doesn't belong to them.

Comment: Re:put a label on it. (Score 1) 278

by PopeRatzo (#47756119) Attached to: The Evolution of Diet

But yes, I'm sure that a legal attribute totally affects the digestibility.

For me, it does. Monsanto owning a license on a basic foodstuff makes me sick.

The idea of any corporation owning a license on the idea of a basic foodstuff makes me sick. That's something I just cannot digest.

And I can't imagine how improving food production will prevent hunger,

You don't know the story of "Golden Rice", do you?

Comment: Re: What's so American (Score 3, Insightful) 497

Nonsense. Who even cares what party the Kochs are? Are they GOP or Tea Party or libertarians or who even knows how they vote. They're just corporatists, like Soros and Bloomberg.

They may not all be the same, but they all play for the same team.

manipulate the markets

You're full of shit. You think people who support Net Neutrality are the ones wanting to "manipulate the markets"?

He who has but four and spends five has no need for a wallet.