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How Did Star Wars Get Blown So Out of Proportion?

Posted by el swordo, 07 March 2014 - * * - - - · 530 views

So last weekend I finally decided to sit down and watch every Star Wars movie as a grown up. And while I enjoyed many parts of it, I would have to say it's vastly overrated on the whole. Out of the first trilogy I'd probably only watch the second two again. They're good popcorn B movies. But, jesus christ, Mark Hammil may be the worst actor I've ever seen...

Do you prefer dedicated devices vs All in One Devices?

Posted by el swordo, 06 January 2014 - - - - - - · 300 views

I love my smartphone and I love nexus 7 but, I still have a dedicated mp3 player and my trusty old kindle lying around. The mp3 player is so tiny and weight next to nothing. On top of that it has physical buttons and doesn't have anything running in the background that could interrupt my music experience. The kindle is great if you plan on doing more...

Lying About Santa Is Dumb

Posted by el swordo, 21 November 2013 - * * - - - · 619 views

Every year billions of kids around the world wait for Santa to come and deliver them presents. In case you didn't know Santa is a make believe character that rides flying reindeer all across the world delivering presents to all the good boys and girls. The problem with this? It's a complete fabrication that undermines the trust of your kids for a stupid s...

Supply Issues Gamestop PS4

Posted by el swordo, 11 August 2013 - - - - - - · 463 views

I have my preorder down for the ps4 at Gamestop. I really want it day one. I read somewhere that if you ordered after July 7th you might not get one day one. Well i got an email on the 27th saying preorders were open again and immediately preordered one. Am I being paranoid or is there a small chance that gamestop won't have enough to cover preorders o...

How Much Do You Really Care About Backwards Compatability?

Posted by el swordo, 30 July 2013 - - - - - - · 888 views

When the xbox 360 came out the best game to play on it was still halo 2. After halo 3 came out I really couldn't give a shit if I couldn't play xbox games on it. Now the ps4 is coming out and they tell us that we won't be able to play our ps3 games. Normally I wouldn't care too much since I have a ps3 but, I'm already out of hdmi ports and I have a ton of...

Does the Last of Us Get any Better?

Posted by el swordo, 19 July 2013 - - - - - - · 917 views

I picked up a used copy of the Last of Us on my break at work today. I got home and played for about an hour and to be honest I'm kind of bored.The gameplay so far just isn't very fun. Sure it's pretty and I'm sure the story is great but is it worth suffering through the gameplay just to get to the story? I'm kinda tempted just to return it.

Rant MKV support

Posted by el swordo, 25 June 2013 - - - - - - · 347 views

I recently found an awesome program called makemkv that does exactly what I want (rips a dvd without all the bullshit just the main movie with subtitles that can be toggled off and on.) This is great if you are watching your movies on a pc, but who wants to watch their movies on a pc?) Sure you could say transcode them or stream them but it's just not a...

Rant Tipping

Posted by el swordo, 02 June 2013 - - - - - - · 152 views

Who else thinks this whole tipping in restaurants is moronic? I'm sorry but since when did it become the customers job to pay your employees for you? Minimum wage should either apply to everyone or nobody. Raise the prices charge me the real price of the food and pay your employees reasonably. And if you go out of business in the process that's no...

Would You Ever Give Up Your Smartphone?

Posted by el swordo, 09 April 2013 - - - - - - · 159 views

Technology is great. It makes our lives better in so many different ways. Smart phones allow us to stay connected with the entire world anywhere we may be. But, is that such a great thing?

For the last few weeks I've been considering abandoning my smart phone for a few reasons. First of all it's kind of expensive. I barely make any phone call...

Wireless Security Best Compromise Between Usability and Security?

Posted by el swordo, 12 March 2013 - - - - - - · 53 views

Ok I'm in the process of setting up my network. I tried mac filtering for awhile but it kind of got annoying. People say that hiding the network isn't very useful either. So all I have now is a wpa2-aes security (the best my supplied router offers) and a randmomly generated 64 digit/symbol passphrase. I just copy and paste the key into all my device...