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JHDK

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cool link thanks! im a gadget geek too, like im sure a bunch of you are as well. never really got into cars or home depot shit but running through a best buy with some spare cash to blow is the best! i just got a nintendo ds to play the new gta for it. its pretty cool. getting a blu ray would be cool also, but i just cant justify the price seeing how i already have an xbox so i dont need a ps3 and i have netflix which has some hd shit streaming, not much though. i just hope that this whole digital movie transition from discs will go down sooner than later. fuck discs, old school shit.

i love killing time at work looking through engadget and gizmodo. you guys know of any other cool tech blogs like them?

also...on a gaming note, anyone see that OnLive new gaming system shit? its like the netflix streaming but for games. all your shit is stored on servers somewhere else so you never have to worry about memory and all. i hear ea has signed on with then already. i doubt i will get OnLive, but i think, as does everyone else i read, that this type of thing is what we will see in future versions of xbox and ninteno, sweet!

well there is my tech rant, sorry but i warned ya all at the start of the post that im a gadget geek. what type of tech shit are you all into or looking forward to?

-jhdk
 

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cool link thanks! im a gadget geek too, like im sure a bunch of you are as well. never really got into cars or home depot shit but running through a best buy with some spare cash to blow is the best! i just got a nintendo ds to play the new gta for it. its pretty cool. getting a blu ray would be cool also, but i just cant justify the price seeing how i already have an xbox so i dont need a ps3 and i have netflix which has some hd shit streaming, not much though. i just hope that this whole digital movie transition from discs will go down sooner than later. fuck discs, old school shit.

i love killing time at work looking through engadget and gizmodo. you guys know of any other cool tech blogs like them?

also...on a gaming note, anyone see that OnLive new gaming system shit? its like the netflix streaming but for games. all your shit is stored on servers somewhere else so you never have to worry about memory and all. i hear ea has signed on with then already. i doubt i will get OnLive, but i think, as does everyone else i read, that this type of thing is what we will see in future versions of xbox and ninteno, sweet!

well there is my tech rant, sorry but i warned ya all at the start of the post that im a gadget geek. what type of tech shit are you all into or looking forward to?

-jhdk

sorry but disc are not going away just yet. I dont buy dvd's/cd's/blu rays really myself as I hate having disc unless necessary. but the majority of the country doesn't have internet speeds where streaming in HD can become the standard just yet.
 

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cool link thanks! im a gadget geek too, like im sure a bunch of you are as well. never really got into cars or home depot shit but running through a best buy with some spare cash to blow is the best! i just got a nintendo ds to play the new gta for it. its pretty cool. getting a blu ray would be cool also, but i just cant justify the price seeing how i already have an xbox so i dont need a ps3 and i have netflix which has some hd shit streaming, not much though. i just hope that this whole digital movie transition from discs will go down sooner than later. fuck discs, old school shit.

i love killing time at work looking through engadget and gizmodo. you guys know of any other cool tech blogs like them?

also...on a gaming note, anyone see that OnLive new gaming system shit? its like the netflix streaming but for games. all your shit is stored on servers somewhere else so you never have to worry about memory and all. i hear ea has signed on with then already. i doubt i will get OnLive, but i think, as does everyone else i read, that this type of thing is what we will see in future versions of xbox and ninteno, sweet!

well there is my tech rant, sorry but i warned ya all at the start of the post that im a gadget geek. what type of tech shit are you all into or looking forward to?

-jhdk

You really can't compare the quality of a blu ray movie to netflix HD streaming if you have a decent sized TV. On my 60 inch TV it's a pretty noticeable difference and the sound is so much better as well compared to the stereo audio that netflix provides.
 

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^^ I love the fact that Gary's actual teeth are almost as big as the oversized choppers on the beaver constume.
 
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I'm listening to yesterday's Wrap Up Show right now, and I think it's funny that Gary actually thinks the "Techno Beaver" is a good idea.

Booey: "If you don't know the show and you hear Techno Beaver, it's just a catchy name!"

Hein: "Will you wear the suit?"

Booey: "See, the suit seems ridiculous. I mean, who really wants to run around in a beaver suit?"

Hein: "So they tune in to see Techno Beaver and you're saying from your teeth, they're going to get the joke?"

Booey: "No, I'm hoping that they think, 'Oh that's a catchy name, Techno Beaver'"!
 

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You really can't compare the quality of a blu ray movie to netflix HD streaming if you have a decent sized TV. On my 60 inch TV it's a pretty noticeable difference and the sound is so much better as well compared to the stereo audio that netflix provides.

youre right. i was more trying to say that i cant justify buying blu ray with all the cash i already waste on movies.

-jhdk
 

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I also think streaming and flash will take over from discs. It's only a matter of time. That's just my opinion, so feel free to disagree with it.

I dislike two specific things about Blu-ray:
1) Cost. Buy the player, and then spend $40 on gems like "The Punisher 2". :D (Yes, I realize I don't have to buy bad movies. That's a joke on two levels, me bringing it up, and two, Howard watching "The Punisher 2" in the first place. ;))
2) WTF!?! - I was over at my girlfriend's friend's house. They tried to play "Pirates of the Caribbean" on a Blu-ray player (not a computer, but an actually console player). Nothing happened at the menu. There was no cursor. There was no way to select the "play movie" item. It just kept repeating the menu over and over. They gave up. It wasn't my player, so I didn't look into it any further, but that experience was very confusing. Was it a firmware issue or something? A bad disc? Oh well, not my problem.

Besides, I need to save my money to buy a big-ticket item early next year. I'll stick to DVDs and HD cable for a while.
 

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Whenver I think about "Techno Beaver", I just imagine a Pet Shop Boys song with the words "Techno Beaver" being repeated throughout....Not the kind of stuff they do now but man, that would be a comeback hit!
 

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Whenver I think about "Techno Beaver", I just imagine a Pet Shop Boys song with the words "Techno Beaver" being repeated throughout....Not the kind of stuff they do now but man, that would be a comeback hit!

It could be Britney's next smash hit:

:note: Blah blah blah blah Techno-Beaver...
Blah blah blah blah Techno-Beaver...
Blah blah blah blah Techno-Beaver...
Blah blah blah blah Techno-Beaver... :note:

Just replace the word Circus with Techno-Beaver...
 

ProperModulation

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"Techno Beaver" is perhaps the funniest thing I have heard in a long time. I had to try and hold in the laughter while I was listening at my desk at work. It's even funnier that Gary thinks that it is a good idea.