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by Corrado
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Comcast fined for slamming their own customers
Replies: 19
Views: 2254

Re: Comcast fined for slamming their own customers

The Egg wrote:
I'm guessing you have competition in your area.  

Shockingly, no. I can't even get DSL, let alone FIOS. I have zero options but Comcast.
by Corrado
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Comcast fined for slamming their own customers
Replies: 19
Views: 2254

Re: Comcast fined for slamming their own customers

I have no issues with Comcast's service or prices in my area. I'm paying $65/mo for 180/12. Thats no contract, no promo, nothing. Just what I pay. I also get a $3/mo credit for not having any Comcast equipment since I own my modem and router. Their business practices are deplorable, but I can't real...
by Corrado
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Space Odyssey by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Replies: 21
Views: 1855

Re: Space Odyssey by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmos wasn't 'cancelled' per se. It was only ever meant to be a mini-series/special event.
by Corrado
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: i7 Gaming - Still No Benefits?
Replies: 61
Views: 8467

Re: i7 Gaming - Still No Benefits?

I think what it comes down to is that, yes, there is a benefit. Is it worth the extra jump in cost? I think for the most part the answer is no, but if you're not budget constrained, theres no downside to going i7.
by Corrado
Sat May 10, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: alternatives to Beats headphones
Replies: 25
Views: 4165

Re: alternatives to Beats headphones

I've got Sennheiser HD 280 Pros ($100 over ear), Klipsch Image One ($150 on ear), and Sol Republic Jax ($30 earbuds). All 3 are great, but if I was thinking for exclusively mobile, the Sennheisers are out. Too big and unwieldy for that type of thing, but they do sound great. Mine are almost 15 years...
by Corrado
Thu May 08, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. Black
Replies: 30
Views: 8857

Re: WD Green vs. Black

FWIW, the only difference between Green and Red drives is the timeout and the warranty. And you can change the timeout or disable it altogether with WDIDLE3 (http://support.wdc.com/product/download ... 09&sid=113) to make them physically identical.
by Corrado
Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Will a high-RAM system run the RAM at full rated speed?
Replies: 14
Views: 2378

Re: Will a high-RAM system run the RAM at full rated speed?

I tend to err on the side of reliability with VM Monsters, which means e-peen will suffer. But, you know, after a bigger e-peen machine gets tired, you, uh, keep chugging along. Ahem. At a certain point, as JBI pointed out, there will be other considerations for the whole system. I'm finding RAM ca...
by Corrado
Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Why do Notch and Valve hate Win8?
Replies: 41
Views: 5974

Re: Why do Notch and Valve hate Win8?

They don't like it because it puts a default MS owned and curated store front and center in the OS that requires a percentage of the sale price to go to MS to be IN said store. Valve wants to be the ones collecting the distribution money, not MS. Its fairly simple to see.
by Corrado
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Memory bandwidth benchmark for Android
Replies: 51
Views: 10083

Re: Memory bandwidth benchmark for Android

Also, FWIW, the ICS update is supposed to be released for my phone tomorrow. I'll update with those to see how much difference the OS really makes.
by Corrado
Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Memory bandwidth benchmark for Android
Replies: 51
Views: 10083

Re: Memory bandwidth benchmark for Android

Running on a Pantech Burst, 2.3.6 SnapDragon S3 1.5Ghz dual core

Rgbandwidth:
On Auto: 1293/1163/1371/1284

RgbenchMM
1 Thread: 592MFlops
2 Threads: 1149MFlops
4 Threads: 1161MFlops
by Corrado
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Let's go make fun of people standing in line for iPhones
Replies: 107
Views: 9127

Re: Let's go make fun of people standing in line for iPhones

No, actually, it's quite different as far as I can tell. For a sporting event or the concert, you're going specifically to see whatever it is on display. To go to a Black Friday sale or to go stand in line for any product launch (not just the iPhone, but console launches for example) are to go buy ...
by Corrado
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Let's go make fun of people standing in line for iPhones
Replies: 107
Views: 9127

Re: Let's go make fun of people standing in line for iPhones

That doesn't make it any less strange. I can see if it's a sporting event or a concert. Going to those sorts of gatherings is really fun. Plus that's an EVENT and if you miss it, you won't get it later. But to be in a race to spend money first, whether it's a social affair or not, that's just plain...
by Corrado
Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Let's go make fun of people standing in line for iPhones
Replies: 107
Views: 9127

Re: Let's go make fun of people standing in line for iPhones

I don't doubt that camping out for stuff can be a fun, social time. But, at least to me, there needs to be some sort of benefit to the whole thing. With the basketball example, if you wanted seats you didn't normally have a choice. With something like the iPhone 5, you just have to risk waiting a f...
by Corrado
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Let's go make fun of people standing in line for iPhones
Replies: 107
Views: 9127

Re: Let's go make fun of people standing in line for iPhones

I'm going by what Woz posted to his blog http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2336183 My point, DancinJack, was that Woz (a guy who clearly does not need to) lined up for an iPhone. Some people want to line up. I don't have a problem with that. I'm not sure why people have to mock such enthusiasm. Such mo...
by Corrado
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 2
Replies: 78
Views: 22148

Re: Borderlands 2

Wow. I got it on Thursday and I have no idea about my time spent but I'm only at level 10. That's what I get for watching **** football yesterday. :x Thats what I did. I think I'm level 11 or 12 with Zer0. Finally starting to get some decent weapons but I don't like how underpowered the sniper rifl...
by Corrado
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Let's go make fun of people standing in line for iPhones
Replies: 107
Views: 9127

Re: Let's go make fun of people standing in line for iPhones

Side topic: Does the iPhone5 have gorilla glass or still the plain old glass like the 4S that shatters when dropped. All iPhones have had Gorilla Glass, they just aren't called Gorilla Glass. In fact, Apple is the sole reason Corning even MAKES Gorilla Glass. http://www.iphonehacks.com/2012/03/appl...
by Corrado
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Let's go make fun of people standing in line for iPhones
Replies: 107
Views: 9127

Re: Let's go make fun of people standing in line for iPhones

It took me a few minutes, but I finally get it! This is hilarious! This thread is the equivalent of some highschoolers trying to be cool by making fun of the "normal" people. I picture some 80's goth style kids off to the corner making ironic and witty comments to each other about what th...
by Corrado
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Let's go make fun of people standing in line for iPhones
Replies: 107
Views: 9127

Re: Let's go make fun of people standing in line for iPhones

iOS by itself already made any iPhone worse than any other phone, and Windows phones are following that trend. No amount of hardware advantages would make the iPhone the best. For an analogy, it's like installing Windows 98 in an SSD (Corsair's Neutron for example) and claim it's much better than W...
by Corrado
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Let's go make fun of people standing in line for iPhones
Replies: 107
Views: 9127

Re: Let's go make fun of people standing in line for iPhones

Edit: You could just do what Jimmy Kimmel did . That's fantastic! :lol: :lol: But if you showed people a GS3 and said 'This is the new GS4' people would do the exact same thing. Plus, how many people did they have to ask to get the reactions they did? Hundreds? Thousands? Honestly, the whole 'makin...
by Corrado
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Help Wanted in Philly Area
Replies: 4
Views: 1247

Re: Help Wanted in Philly Area

Yea but that costs money. I'm just a guy trying to throw this out to the regulars in the area.
by Corrado
Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Help Wanted in Philly Area
Replies: 4
Views: 1247

Help Wanted in Philly Area

I'm not sure if this is allowed or not. I am not a recruiter, just looking for people that need jobs to help fill open positions on the team I work for. If not allowed, feel free to delete. The company I work for has 5 openings we're looking to fill. Two Lvl 1 sys admin (more than help desk, but not...
by Corrado
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keeper Football 2012
Replies: 85
Views: 26813

Re: TR Keeper Football 2012

Um... picking now

Steven Jackson - STL
by Corrado
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Server 2008 R2 - Bad Updates
Replies: 12
Views: 11416

Re: Server 2008 R2 - Bad Updates

We had this issue. Sometimes its possible to still hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete and get to the login anyways. Its like it got stuck graphically, even though the updates are finished. Give it a shot. When forcing a reboot from this, we've had it have to do a registry scan on start up that can take hours as we...
by Corrado
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keeper Football 2012
Replies: 85
Views: 26813

Re: TR Keeper Football 2012

Confirmed.
by Corrado
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keeper Football 2012
Replies: 85
Views: 26813

Re: TR Keeper Football 2012

Let's go with Frank Gore and Rob Gronkowski

EDIT:

Wait, are these keepers from last year or a 'pre-draft anyone who's available' picks? If its keepers from last year, Gore, if its any pick, Eli Manning. Gronk either way.
by Corrado
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Penn St punishment
Replies: 28
Views: 8291

Re: Penn St punishment

No one at the University right now had anything to do with what happened. They're punishing the future for mistakes of the past. Knocking down the number of scholarships? They're not giving those to any other schools, right? So 45 kids that otherwise would have gotten a college education now may not...
by Corrado
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Favourite Cpu of all times
Replies: 115
Views: 15996

Re: Favourite Cpu of all times

Captain Ned wrote:
Chrispy_ wrote:
I'm going to jump on the Celeron 300A bandwagon again. I went through a couple before I found one that was stable at 564MHz.

And a pair on an Abit BP6 ...



The 300A's were slot A. The later Celeron 533's and such were Sock370's for the BP6. I think I had 2 Celeron 600's in a BP6 at one point.
by Corrado
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keeper Football 2012
Replies: 85
Views: 26813

Re: TR Keeper Football 2012

And joined.
by Corrado
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Tipping etiquette question
Replies: 32
Views: 4743

Re: Tipping etiquette question

Another thing worth noting is that in jobs where people are expected to receive tips, the government assumes they are making a minimum amount of tips per hour, and charges them taxes accordingly. If someone makes no tips in a given hour, they still pay taxes for the tips they aren't receiving. Law ...
by Corrado
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Tipping etiquette question
Replies: 32
Views: 4743

Re: Tipping etiquette question

Related question: What's an appropriate percentage for a buffet restaurant where all they do is bus the tables and refill your drinks? Tips are often split among the entire staff; in some restaurants the kitchen staff gets a cut as well. So, even if you're getting your own food on a buffet, someone...
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