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    Oh thank you, Sweet, Holy Jeebus! I'm spared from watching the New York Favres in favor of my team spanking the Titans! WTF is San Diego getting Kansas City @ New England?
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    Legends Programming

    I wish there were more Round Tables being done. That is the most enjoyable part of 24/7 to me. Except that Mike Graham irritates me.
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    The NBA Offseason Thread

    The name is Clay Bennett.
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    Castle Crashers

    I tried the demo but just wasn't feeling it for some reason. I liked the animation though.
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    Google Chrome

    This motherfucker is fast. Posting on it right now and sweet jesus.
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    The Pit

    While I mostly lurked, I do have hosting space that is paid for I am not using if those who wish to continue the spirit still do.
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    Comcast limits internet usage at home

    There have never been restrictions beyond running like a web server. If you were to have a busy site it would kill the upstream.
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    Feds: Birth Control Equals Abortion

    I seem to see this damn post all the time.
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    My seats aren't that good, but I'll be traveling 800+ miles next weekend to be at the Bills home opener too! Have fun. But lose.
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    WWE 24/7 Classics OnDemand General Discussion

    It depends as for *me* it would be better if it was it's on channel as I could probably pick up more stuff on it than the ~20 hours a week/2 weeks that are up right now. But then I have the recording space and tuners to do so.
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    Comcast limits internet usage at home

    iTunes is by default 128 and Amazon is 256 VBR. Since that is where a grand majority of people are downloading music, that is my basis for pointing out downloading 20 albums at 128-256 encode.
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    Comcast limits internet usage at home

    I'd have the same argument no matter my employer. It is hard to defend something when you can't really go in depth with people here due to that fact and the fact that most of this board doesn't understand some of the tech behind it nor do they have the the knowledge of the costs of the plant. I've seen the amount that is spent just on infrastructure just for Washington and it's a pretty penny. That is what happens with you kids being more worried about arguing about the merits of Franz Ferdinand.
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    Randy Couture signs new 3 fight contract with UFC

    If they come to Portland, I'm totally driving down.
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    Comcast limits internet usage at home

    So is this just standard procedure for how you guys talk to customers, or what? Settle down there, corporate cheerleader. People aren't going to feel comfortable with a usage limit no matter how high or low it was. It's about principle, not so much that they're going to exceed it or get to it, but the very fact that there's a cap on it, and that it's not an industry-wide thing- and worst off, we don't have a choice between cable providers in our areas, and satellite isn't an option. DSL could be, but it's impractical and costs a ton of money, and is usually much slower, so why? The thing is, Comcast customers are miffed at this and they don't really have a say in the matter because of the federally regulated regional monopolies you're allowed to have. Sure, it's 250GB now, but that could set a precedent for other companies doing a similar thing, and then if Comcast feels the need to do so, lower it in the future. History has also shown that the amount of data in programs and documents has gotten much bigger, not smaller, over time, which is the reason why we have 500GB and even 1TB hard drives available now as opposed to a few years ago when having 40GB was huge. Downloadable online content is also rapidly becoming more and more of a mainstream thing, and that is just going to make internet usage keep going up. 250GB may seem a lot now, but it may not in a couple years and there's no telling whether Comcast is going to revisit their customers or just bring in usage limit pricing tiers into the fold to find another avenue to profit off of. So see, it's not so much that we're freaking out that we're going to hit the limit or exceed it (torrent users will probably have something to worry about here, I'd imagine) but that this could be the beginning of a very, very negative trend. The internet is one of the last few vestiges of unregulated, open transfer and exchange of information and data, and those of us who would like to keep it that way have the right to be wary of a company like Comcast making this move. I for one am not happy with any caps, however, consider that COX has a 60 GB (or it may be 40) cap and the one that is in place looks generous. Trust me when I say that I'm a larger user of bandwidth than probably anyone else on this site. I have 10 devices that connect to the internet at any given time (PS3, Wii, 360, iPhone, desktop, laptop, 2 Tivos, Roku box, server) and looking at my records I haven't gotten past 100GB in on month in the last year. 1 - Online gaming is around 10-20 MB of data per hour down and up, so, if you play online 8 hours a day for 30 days you are only using 5GB at the high end on average. 2 - Video Streaming (using the Roku box as an example as it's generally the highest bit rate at 2.2mbps) that equals about 1 GB per hour. So lets say your watch it 4 hours a day X 30 = 120GB (again, this is one of the high end streaming devices). 3 - Music downloads at 128kps encoding. Well since each file would average about 4-5MB per song and an album is say 9 songs per album and you downloaded 20 albums you would be at less that 1 GB. If you want to double the encoding then you are talking ~2GB. So far I still have ~125GB a month to download my porn, files, e-mails, more music etc. Even BitTorrent isn't so much a problem from a download perspective but people who don't understand the technology and have it run 24/7 saturate the upstream bandwidth and cause issues for others and depending on their queue could saturate the downstream but there are more downstream channels compared to one upstream. This is a *residential* product and not commercial. You can get a T1 with 1.5 up/down and no caps for $250-500 a month. Right now you are paying no more that $55. And don't give me the monoply thing because clearly you don't understand the laws in place regarding cable companies. If it were a monopoly than why can Click! overbuild us in Tacoma? Why can Wide Open West overbuild us in Denver? Explain it. I'll wait. Oh, it's because it's is *expensive* to build a cable network. Billions of dollars in capital. The reason drives keep getting cheaper is because it gets cheaper and cheaper to make the parts as production comes online. Look at the latest drives and they are expensive, wait a year and they go down in price so if you can put in a 500GB drive for $20 more than a $250, WTF not? I don't know many people who max out a 500GB HD besides those with RAW pictures and digital video. So, you are more than welcome to come back and discuss this when you and Matty boy understand something out the cable system, the laws regarding it, actual bandwidth usage by 99% of the people on our network and we can discuss it. Or I can come down and we can go to a bar and discuss it over a beer (or 3).
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    Comcast limits internet usage at home

    Are you people fucking stupid? Do you know how little bandwidth online gaming uses in comparison to other things? Even running Netflix's Instant Watch (which I have) 24/7 won't get you to the limit.
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    Comcast limits internet usage at home

    You have a choice. Dial up, DSL or Sat. Also, it hasn't been marketed as "unlimited" in years.
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    Comcast limits internet usage at home

    If you can download 250GB a month than congrats. I think on my heaviest days I was only at 6GB and 6 X 30 days = 180GB.
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    Subway thread

    It's a healthier option and it's all still in relation to portion size and being smart with your toppings.
  19. Stopped by Jack in the Box today for lunch and got a Chipotle Spicy Chicken Ciabatta, Cheddar and Bacon Potato Wedges and two tacos. I like to get ranch for the sandwich and especially the potato wedges so I did as usual and was asked if I wanted any sauce. Me -"I'd like an insane amount of ranch please." Her - *Confused look* "I'm sorry, what?" Me-"An insane amount of ranch." Her -*More confusion, but gets out a TUB of ranch cups and digs in with both hands piling up 12 on the table* Her -"Is that enough or keep going?" Me - "That should be good." So, I drove off with my twelve cups of ranch and am now happily enjoying my lunch. This tactic never fails for getting a condiment unless it is one of the places that charge you for an additional sauce.
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    "An insane amount of ranch please."

    Check out some Johnny Salt if you like that. MSG is fucking tasty.
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    Lower the U.S. drinking age?

    18? Around here they have 16+ Lingerie Foam Parties. That's right. 16 year olds in lingerie at a foam party. Clearly this is a good idea.
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    Who can we do without.

    The Queer Steer.
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    kkk Bowl VI: Signups

    Let's go Indy and Hawks.
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    HCG diet

    I think you'd be better off going down to around 1500 calories made up of 6 meals of the essentials (fruits, whole grains, lean meat, veggies, dairy) with exercise as has been mentioned. The other benefit is while this is slower it will lead you into hopefully a routine that will become second nature and you won't even realize what you are doing and will continue to eat healthy (even boosting up to the 2000 calorie average).