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Another vote for WDLive. I have a lot of DVD ISO rips and it plays them all beautifully.
I think they would have had to at least added an I/O expansion port or something. You'd need something that would do a direct passthrough to the HDMI output (even the HDMI in with a 360 (supposedly, haven't tried) produces lag). It wouldn't just be a single USB 3.0 connection - you'd also need power. The box would have to have most of the 360 hardware, and would be pretty sizable to not melt with current tech. But the $99 price point seems realistic, and, agreed, would probably sell ok especially at launch where there aren't a lot of titles. I guess if you play a lot of kinect stuff using the new hardware would be good. But other than that having second controller/box under the TV doesn't seem like that big a hassle. For me the biggest deal would be some kind of way to install the disc to avoid disc swapping. I really don't want to have a selection of green boxes somewhere nearby with this generation, so I'm buying online only. If there was a method to send in your discs for download credit so you'd never have to swap again that'd be pretty cool.
I disagree with using "dumbass" as a contraction. GP poster had it correct, in that he was describing the previous poster's ass as being dumb. On the other hand, "dumbass" is a pejorative describing a person, literally a "stupid donkey". Now, I'm guessing the former version is a derivation of the original "dumbass", which was probably "dumb ass" at some point as well. Some examples, with everyone's favorite contraction:
"You're a dumbass."
"Your ass is dumb....your dumb ass".
See the difference? It wouldn't work well to say "Your dumbass" as that would imply that he either literally owned an unintelligent donkey, or that he had a dumbass working for him:
"Yo, your dumbass you sent down here to fix the pipes made things worse!"
And for mods, this is all very relevant to the article topic - after all, there's nothing more important than being able to correctly insult people on xbox live. Let's keep it horribly racist, sexist, demeaning to all cultures, and grammatically correct out there fellas!
Typical response -- you know, not EVERYONE lives in the UK. There are other countries out there. You should try visiting them.
Agreed on the ending, as it was more fun to watch. BB was pretty much pre-ordained as he had terminal cancer from the get-go, you knew certain folks were going to live, etc. but with the Shield you just didn't know. In terms of season-season quality, I think that's just due to a much larger cast with The Shield. They really only had a handful of recurring characters in BB, where the Shield had to tell a much larger story with a much bigger cast, which is a harder job. Still one of my all time favorites though, and if folks are jonesing after BB and want something in the same vein, you can't go wrong.
They did make that show, it was called "The Shield". Starts a little bit down the road from "good guy" (ok, well a lot) but they flash back to where they started before they became so corrupt. Not as even-keel as BB in terms of season to season quality, but in the same manner they tend to escalate season to season, and part of the fun is to watch them try harder and harder to keep things in control.
"Pity that graphics now is the selling point instead of gameplay and story development."
Oh that old chestnut, whheeeeeeee... Here's some facts:
#1) Things weren't as great as you remember them
#2) There were always shit products that focused on graphics. There were always fantastic games that focused on graphics. Here's one that people love: Doom. Yet its one of the all time best ever games, and an immediate classic. Why? Graphics.
#3) There are many many games that have great stories, intriguing gameplay, etc. You don't play any of them. You haven't even looked for them. Your contact with gaming is most likely commercials or occasionally glancing at what your kids are playing.
True story: when the second computer game ever was completed, it was shown to the one guy that played the first game, and he complained about the focus on graphics and the lack of story.
Its possible to both love burning man and hate hipsters. For instance, I hate hipsters, but I like going to Dolores Park, so therefore I love Burning Man as one week a year its hipster-free!
Google says you're wrong:
Ok, its $10K, but that's 5TB which you can't even buy right now.
Still, at the enterprise class, you're looking at ~$500, so its more like ~20x.
But its still apples to oranges as a PCI device will get you huge bandwidth. Different tools for different problems folks!
Hmm, I was expecting to see "sheeple" in there somewhere. Disappointed for sure...
There's definitely some titles sitting in a box somewhere I'd love to have the ebook for now that I've moved most of my reading to it (outside the out of print stuff they haven't deemed worthy of ebookness yet).
I've been pretty pleased with the AudioRip stuff on amazon - in a few cases its actually been cheaper (with Prime) to get the CD instead of the digital album (or maybe $0.50 difference). True that it starts out in the "cloud player" but its been easy enough to file the resulting files off to my home storage solution instead of doing the rips myself.
Whoops, messed that up. 2378 was voyager return date, 2404 was endgame. So its either 2388, 2404, 2414, so 143, 159, 169. Still really freaking old!