Not to be a downer but I bought a PS3 along with some games and media remote around mid-2012. I was planning to use it for blu-rays and playing netflix but it hasn't turned out that well. It came with Uncharted 3 and I bought a combo pack of 1 and 2. I was going to play the three of them in order to really get the full effect but I never finished the first one. Once I realized I could do comcast on demand as well as netflix on the 360 I bought one of those. Since then the PS3 has been collecting dust.
Right after purchase I did start a thread in my favorite discussion forum with something to the effect of "I bought a PS3 now what?". Ended up with 10+ pages of discussion around what could be done with the thing. Turns out not a lot. I was amazon trying to figure out what games would be good to get for it but all the top 10s I saw were mostly HD remakes of PS2 games.
Maybe I didn't give enough of a chance. And I really wish that comcast thing had come to it so I didn't need a 360 (less than a year old and the [new] 360 is already freezing up on me...haven't even used it for games even once!).
I would at least like to get The Last of Us though I doubt even if it lived up to the hype it would rationalize the cost of the console. At least if I wanted to play a blu-ray some day I'll be able to...
I will say it found and played all themedia on my WHS instantly with no issues.
Well I hadn't really intended to go all philosophical with it. I was just trying to say I don't get the appeal of owning the latest hot game on the day it's released. I know people well into their thirties who still pre-order all the latest games and stand in line at the game stop to get it day one. That's what I don't get. The point of that. Maybe the mutli-player of the various Call of Duties etc drops over time so you have to get it day one to have the most fun via the largest pool of other players. Also with playing with friends. That's the only reason I can think of.
Personally I don't mind waiting anywhere between two months and 3 years to get a game. The bugs and glitches have to be worked out anyway. Could have said the same for skyrim (I remember the PS3 version at launch wouldn't even play at all). In 18 months will anyone remember the initial problems plaguing the BF4 launch? Will anyone care? Will it be any less fun knowing the there were launch difficulties?
Seems clear EA doesn't really want your money...
I'm not sure which part you're referring to. To be more specific I live in Placerville. It's up hi-way 50 about 40 miles (I only say that because we're sometimes confused with grass valley, of which I cannot speak). Ten more miles up the freeway in Camino there's fast cable internet as well. And that's some pretty non-existent population density right there. No idea how it ended up this area has such great HD TV/fast internet. It's not a rich/upper class area either. In fact if not for el dorado hills el dorado county would be one of the lower average income counties in the state...
If you're referring to multitude of broadband provides sacramento seems to have I'm not sure why that is exactly. I know there cable, dsl, line-of-site microwave, the previously mentioned fiber and at one point there was very limited availability on some kind of 4G for the home service which I don't know if it still exists or not. As I said i don't know why this multitude of choices happened to sprout up in sacramento and not in other cities/regions. Of course in most areas of sacramento as far as I know it's really just the the DSL/Cable choices and I assume as every place else the cable co has dominance in market share anyway. But at least if you're not happy with the service you have some legitimate threats when expressing dissatisfaction.
I would like to agree with this. I live a relatively small town about 40 miles outside of Sacramento, California. Very low population density. For some reason cable internet runs around 35Mbps consistently and we have a ton of cable channels all in HD (internet only comes to around $50/month.). I have no idea how it's possible to maintain all that infrastructure given the miles of cabling to subscriber ratio. I mean granted the alternative is DSL that's less that 5Mpbs...or dial-up...but it still seems some how ridiculous this town has what it has given the population (and for TV there's always satellite). I would also mention the internet does not ever go down and when it does it's usually back up pretty quickly (we have the occasional big snow or wind storm knocking out lines). I believe there are places in silicon valley with few options.
I'm not trying to defend the local cable monopoly I'm just saying it seems affordable and in some places it is in fact delivered reliably/affordably/at acceptable speeds.
And may I add in my experience there seems to be absolutely zero demand for gigabit speeds. I'm a power user and I barely utilze the whole 35Mpbs. I think until there's a demand for even 10Mbps+ speeds the speed is most likely not going to change (and if people are moving to 3G/4G networks on tablets/phones anyway there's the demand for fiber-in-the-ground will be that much lower. Presumably.).
As a side note their are about 5 different ways to get broadband in Sacramento, at least of them being fiber.
I don't know if I qualify as a cord cutter: cable internet is cheaper if you get it bundled with TV service where I am so I got the bare minimum tv service with internet. My cable box (can't get TV without their box) hasn't even been connected is nearly a year (set it up in case visitors were insistent). I calculated out the tv portion to be about $10 / month.
I use my xbox for comcast video on demand service which thanks to a recent update now provides an HD option. So to me comcast on demand is just another streaming service for the the channels I pay for (boradcast+cspan) as well as the channels I don't (almost all the basic cable ones like BBCA and comedy central) as well as HD quality which I also didn't sign up for/pay for.
So I guess I'm the one really being subsidized.
Also, Democrats were elected to a super majority, and now Republicans have the house. But they weren't voted in. Doesn't count unless it was for a Democrat I guess.
This is the reason I'm kind of interested in this: I have I think ~180 steam games, very few of which run on linux natively. Hypothetically I could take my really low end laptop I bought in 2010 for $300, connect it to my TV via HDMI and play all that whole library of games (with valves new super-special gamepad) via the stream-over-network feature. Based on the promo materials/FAQs I've read I've been lead to believe this is an achievable scenario. So silent low end laptop in gaming room, noisy high end gaming PC is different room. Sounds good to me...?
If I bought a PS4 or Xbone I would have to start over buying new games/rebuild the frineds list (I assume). With SteamOS, again making assumptions, I've got my whole existing library that won't be obsoleted witch each iteration. Does that answer the question?
There was enough interest to write a wiki about it (button press event). And Linux is Linux. A TFTP daemon should be trivial to setup. Beyond trivial. "Just use the DNSMasq TFTP deamon" would have been much snarkier/more accurate reply. And what? Linux seeing a mounted USB storage device is beyond the scope of...linux? Really? None of what I described are in any way "fringe" and all those things individually are covered in wiki, albeit inaccurate/incomplete.
And if it's useful to anybody the router is an Asus RT-N16. Several years old, says "works with DD-WRT" ont he actual box but still only supported in the daily builds with limited documention in this main forum thread.
As somebody who spent about 3 weeks (I'm kinda new to linux) trying to get OpenWRT working on my router I would like to disagree. I can't speak to DDWRT's organization but the OpenWRT community seems completely dead to me: the wiki is outdated/inaccurate/contradictory (often on the same page) and the forum seems dead as well except from one or two threads. Good luck finding any help from that "community" *.
I was exploring DDWRT at one point and that documentation said OpenWRT packages will work with DDWRT. I don't know if that's true, partially true or untrue but I don't think I'm ever going to bother with OpenWRT again. If that is true of DDWRT at least for my purposes DDWRT will be just as flexible as OpenWRT. Also from what little I observed the DDWRT forums seem to have constant activity, the supported hardware list is much larger and the documentation much more complete/better written. In fact if you dig deep enough you'll find that OpenWRTs seeming officially supported hardware list is maintained by a completely different entity then that of the people in the forums and the forums is actually the place the look for your router.
* First I had to figure out my router would only run with the bleeding edge daily builds. Then I was trying to setup using local storage on router's USB port(s) then I was trying to get tftp-hpa configured, then I was trying to make the local storage/tftp daemon start/stop with a button press. Too much to ask I guess. Probably a little different if I had only wanted router functionality.