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#13195048 Apr 16, 2017 at 11:24 PM
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#13192729 Masiv wrote:

#13192220 Falconer wrote:

Why would they design a TV that way? Anyway news of TVs like that upset me so when it comes time to buy a TV I want all the advice on TVs I can get!....

The short answer is price. Designers of TV's are faced with what would make the TV work really well verses what it would cost. "We need processor x6 to make this TV respond fast, but it costs $250. We better use processor x2. It only costs us $40 and we could sell the TV for much less and stay competitive."

That's the problem.


I see. Thanks for the info.
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#13198551 Apr 18, 2017 at 11:22 PM · Edited 1 year ago
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Well as stated in the Australia NBN thread. Australia is getting a new fibre network to replace our old copper lines. It's inferior to most of the rest of the world but it is still a huge improvement assuming it works. It will be in my neighbourhood in roughly 3 months so today I "made the switch" as they are calling it. This means when it arrives I can connect without delay (if it works). They are sending me a new free modem because my old one doesn't work on the new system.

If in a few months I stop posting it is because the NBN has a bad name for now working for some people. My therapist has wireless and is works at 20mbs, mine will be wired 20mbps. Currently I have ADSL2 it is supposed to be 8mbps but it runs at 1.5. The NBN that I'm signed up for will be $50 cheaper and the same 1000GB usage per month deal.

A long time ago our PM was the MP in charge of telecommunications for the Australian Government. Despite what everyone told him he decided to go for the cheapest option that he could find and because of this right now Australia is behind Mongolia in terms of net access.

For me at least it is a nerve wrecking wait and see.
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#13200247 Apr 19, 2017 at 07:04 PM
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#13198551 Falconer wrote:

Well as stated in the Australia NBN thread. Australia is getting a new fibre network to replace our old copper lines. It's inferior to most of the rest of the world but it is still a huge improvement assuming it works. It will be in my neighbourhood in roughly 3 months so today I "made the switch" as they are calling it. This means when it arrives I can connect without delay (if it works). They are sending me a new free modem because my old one doesn't work on the new system.

If in a few months I stop posting it is because the NBN has a bad name for now working for some people. My therapist has wireless and is works at 20mbs, mine will be wired 20mbps. Currently I have ADSL2 it is supposed to be 8mbps but it runs at 1.5. The NBN that I'm signed up for will be $50 cheaper and the same 1000GB usage per month deal.

A long time ago our PM was the MP in charge of telecommunications for the Australian Government. Despite what everyone told him he decided to go for the cheapest option that he could find and because of this right now Australia is behind Mongolia in terms of net access.

For me at least it is a nerve wrecking wait and see.



Not sure I understand, the US systems are via fiber-optic lines. I don't know of anything better, it is fast and clean with very little resistance. Fiber optic lines are the most protected stuff we dig around, and the cost to do a repair on a main fiber line can bankrupt a smaller construction company if they cut one and are found at fault. One small 20 thread fiber line approximately 1/4 inch can carry the same data as a 1400 pair copper line 4" in diameter tens times faster. I am not saying there is nothing better, but I readily don't know what it is, please educate me. Wireless is much less effective than a hard wired fiber line. No sarcasm here, just curious.
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#13200706 Apr 20, 2017 at 12:03 AM · Edited 1 year ago
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We are getting FTTN. There is a superior FTTH. This goes above my head so I'll get some links.

Well this is ironic I'm going to have to explain politics a month after saying that we shouldn't lol. Anyway We have two main parties Liberal (Coalition) and Labor. Unlike the USA liberal means something very different. Liberal are the conservative right wing party, known for saving money, and they were in change when all this started. Labor are more willing to spend more money. They are also nothing like the parties in the US. Now you understand that you can read these links without confusion:

How Different Are The Labor Party And Coalition's NBN Policies?

Australia’s National Broadband Network will not meet world standards and needs review June 25, 2016

What has gone wrong with the NBN? 2 Mar 2016

NBN brings problems 6 Apr 2017

Lot's of people haven't be able to connect and major congesstion have slowed it to a crawl for others. It wont be finished until 2020 and they say that it'll probably go overtime.
By the way If I don't switch at the allotted time my phone and net would be cut off. So they don't give you a choice really.
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#13202864 Apr 21, 2017 at 04:19 AM
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Found a non politicised link finally. There are three fiber types apparently.
http://www.attinternetservice.com/resources/different-types-fiber/
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#13203277 Apr 21, 2017 at 09:55 AM
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That's interesting. I didn't know that.

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#13204716 Apr 22, 2017 at 06:25 AM · Edited 12 months ago
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#13203277 Masiv wrote:

That's interesting. I didn't know that.



Neither did I.

Looks like it'll be roughly 3 months away for me. I've tried to play Mass Effect Andromeda MP but the lag is unbearable. So assuming everything works I should start MP games again then.

Anyone else tried ME:A MP?
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#13207818 Apr 24, 2017 at 03:26 AM
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As I talked about in the Off Topic section before we all decided to get blogs. I was put on and taken off testosterone. Well I'll soon be off it so I've been doing a lot of exercise and I even have a physio. I don't feel much stronger after a month and it turns out that it's because I don't eat breakfast or lunch. This could also be causing my memory problems. funny thing is I know all of this stuff but I'd forgotten it because I wasn't eating.

A side effect that a lot of people have noticed is that my voice is deeper & hopefully it'll stay that way.
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#13210029 Apr 25, 2017 at 07:32 AM
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Found this pic and I had to share:

Feathertail Glider Joeys
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#13211202 Apr 25, 2017 at 06:25 PM
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Oh cool! The woman who voiced Ryder in Mass Effect Andromeda just Retweeted one of my gaming Tweets 😎 Looks like I might have just started a # over there: #AndromedaSelfies
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#13220462 May 01, 2017 at 03:29 AM
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To VR or not to VR that is the question? Seriously I can't decide. Have you all tried it yet?
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#13220606 May 01, 2017 at 05:35 AM
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I've decided yeah. I'm going "Not to VR" for obviously first reason; short on funds. second; how do people with eyeglasses even use those?
third; I don't know what games I'll play with those...... or things to watch with it.
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#13220932 May 01, 2017 at 09:39 AM
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#13220606 Kierwiny wrote:

I've decided yeah. I'm going "Not to VR" for obviously first reason; short on funds. second; how do people with eyeglasses even use those?
third; I don't know what games I'll play with those...... or things to watch with it.


I'll post some videos eventually. From what I've seen Horror fans love PSVR and even from a spectators viewpoint I'm not going anywhere near horror VR lol. Thade might like it though.

Oh and PSVR is glasses friendly.
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#13221019 May 01, 2017 at 10:20 AM · Edited 12 months ago
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#13223079 May 02, 2017 at 10:02 AM
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Best VR explanation video so far. Pretty funny too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE4rvx1DiiQ&
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#13225121 May 03, 2017 at 09:26 AM
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Looks like I need a new keyboard. When I plug my old one in my PC goes crazy!

I can't wait for everyone to come back!

Has anyone watched the VR stuff I posted?
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#13225381 May 03, 2017 at 11:46 AM
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#13225121 Falconer wrote:

....Has anyone watched the VR stuff I posted?

Yes. I have mixed feelings about it so far. It could be quite good if the right game came along.

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Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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#13225572 May 03, 2017 at 01:27 PM
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#13225381 Masiv wrote:

#13225121 Falconer wrote:

....Has anyone watched the VR stuff I posted?

Yes. I have mixed feelings about it so far. It could be quite good if the right game came along.


That is also my problem: Mixed feelings.

What would you like to see done with VR?
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#13226189 May 03, 2017 at 06:37 PM
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#13225572 Falconer wrote:

That is also my problem: Mixed feelings.

What would you like to see done with VR?

I understand that Bethesda is working on FO4 VR. That would be great. I also would love to see a FPS like Borderlands or World at War in VR. You know, "check behind you and to the sides" kind of stuff.

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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#13227013 May 04, 2017 at 07:23 AM
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#13226189 Masiv wrote:

#13225572 Falconer wrote:

That is also my problem: Mixed feelings.

What would you like to see done with VR?

I understand that Bethesda is working on FO4 VR. That would be great. I also would love to see a FPS like Borderlands or World at War in VR. You know, "check behind you and to the sides" kind of stuff.


The Fallout one received some criticism for a demo that they produced so it was back to the drawing board. I have a feeling it will be a while before we see it. People wanted to manipulate the objects in the environment but they couldn't. If they do it right the game could be revolutionary. Borderlands VR sounds awesome!

I want to see a VR Glove Controller so that we can truly manipulate the worlds that e inhabit in VR.
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