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Re: OT Conversations regarding not much or nothing or something...
« Reply #1140 on: October 24, 2011, 08:31:49 PM »

I didn't mean to insinuate that all 16-19 year olds are immature. I meant that there seems to be a new generation of gamers who are taking the easy way. I know certain gamer that have 100k sub youtube channels that barley know how to turn their computers or consoles on. If you put so much effort into your hobby, its a insult not to take the time to learn the fundamentals. I see the general attitude leads to bad manners, no teamwork, and sometimes even cheating. They are like the bad kids in the first Karete kid movie. ::chuckle:: All power, no thought.

Then perhaps they are looking for a teacher in you, Daniel-Sahn.  Wax on....wax off!
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Re: OT Conversations regarding not much or nothing or something...
« Reply #1141 on: October 24, 2011, 09:26:04 PM »

::sigh:: Everything I write to reply sounds preechy. I guess its just society moving on without me as I get older. Spend a hour listening to XBL chat and tell me you don't also fear for what the geek of the future will be. Sadly I see him as the new stupid bully. ::frown::
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Re: OT Conversations regarding not much or nothing or something...
« Reply #1142 on: October 25, 2011, 07:09:19 AM »

Kids now days are less controlled an disciplined by there parents. I feel that sometimes, there parents are way to oblivious to what they kids are doing on line and gaming or the parents might not care to what goes on. They give them what they want to keep them occupied, busy or quiet for the parents. I feel this leads to uncontrolled behavior towards others and this leads to a misconception on the part of kids thinking they can behave like this in the real world. There in for a "RUDE PERSON" awakening.  My 2 cents.   ::)
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Re: OT Conversations regarding not much or nothing or something...
« Reply #1143 on: October 26, 2011, 04:59:47 AM »

I'll take that a step further and suggest that most kids today have parents that grew up playing arcade, PC, and console games. And of those kids, a good number of them have parents that still play PC/console games, laying the foundation for appropriate behavior through mimicry. That said, kids aren't necessarily introduced into gaming from comradery and teamwork with their peers. To them, gaming is just another toy to be used and abused.
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Re: OT Conversations regarding not much or nothing or something...
« Reply #1144 on: October 26, 2011, 07:35:09 AM »

Has anyone else had the misfortune of being on some of the "Hardcore Gamer" forums where 16-19year old gather to brag about how "leet" they are and how much gamer score they have? Which I wouldn't mind, except when you actually try to talk to them, and find out how little they actually know about the game, their hardware, and the systems behind the games they play. Since when has the label of nerd and geek been allowed to be so watered down by these lazy minded types? Am I being too harsh? What is everyone else's thoughts? Show me the light, because I am starting to feel separated from my own gamer brothern.
Yeah Harry it is best not go on those forums, everyone is rocking 2+ KDR, are "1337" (Elite) and know everything already.  All they do is complain and talk trash!  Those forums are usually full of trolls.
If you ever decide to play COD on XBL, you can add me and also check out my clan for 30+ year olds.  I don't play with them all that much since they usually play at night and I am more of day gamer. 

This is what they are all about:
"The Old Timers Clan is a Call of Duty based clan on Xbox Live for older gamers (30 yrs +). Our focus is simply to provide a relaxed and friendly environment to older gamers who don't take themselves too seriously. For our members, this group isn't just about enjoying the game, but also about developing a sense of fellowship and friendship."

There is lock on membership right now but I think if you know someone like me they will let you in after playing with you for awhile.  If not people will still add you to their friends list, you just don't get to see the "whole" forum.
Let me know if you are interested and I will PM you the link.
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Re: OT Conversations regarding not much or nothing or something...
« Reply #1145 on: October 26, 2011, 07:54:28 AM »

Ya, XS is good man and do enjoy playing.  ;)

Why have a similar group I play with. Nothing official just a good group of friends I've collected over the years. It's nice to play with people older that can have fun, play like a team and enjoy with out the immaturity getting in the way.  >:(
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What makes routers "peter out"?
« Reply #1146 on: October 26, 2011, 01:38:09 PM »

You know what I mean.  What wears them out? Does the circuitry short out/wear out?

What would make WiFi transmitters become weak at broadcasting a signal?

Now, I know that a power surge can fry it but what about just wearing out?  I guess I'm thinking that since there are no moving parts and are just electrons flowing around, it seems like routers, modems, etc. should last forever.

I do realize that solder can become brittle and crack due to temperature fluctuation but what about the circuitry itself?
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Re: OT Conversations regarding not much or nothing or something...
« Reply #1147 on: October 26, 2011, 01:56:33 PM »

. . . I'm thinking that since there are no moving parts and are just electrons flowing around, it seems like routers, modems, etc. should last forever.

I do realize that solder can become brittle and crack due to temperature fluctuation but what about the circuitry itself?

Electronic components can lose efficiency or fail. For example, if capacitors are exposed to excessive heat, are improperly seated on the board, or aren't receiving the correct voltage they can cause electronic devices to behave erratically and eventual fail altogether.  :o
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Re: OT Conversations regarding not much or nothing or something...
« Reply #1148 on: October 26, 2011, 02:27:48 PM »

MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_time_between_failures

Unfortunately my wireless Juniper SSG-5 had a MTBF of 22.8 years, but the wireless only lasted about 4 years.. :(  They need to update their information.  

I figure wireless cards have a life span around 4-5 years (From what I've experienced so far).  Your mileage may vary.
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Re: OT Conversations regarding not much or nothing or something...
« Reply #1149 on: October 26, 2011, 02:32:26 PM »

I figure wireless cards have a life span around 4-5 years (From what I've experienced so far).  Your mileage may vary.

Before committing to D-Link, I had three Netgear routers (all the same model) die on me within 3 years. . . not a good track record - very low mileage.
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Re: OT Conversations regarding not much or nothing or something...
« Reply #1150 on: October 26, 2011, 02:38:12 PM »

Depending on how long the 4500 lasts, I might be a faithful D-Link customer for now on.  For the price I paid for it, I would like at least 2-3 years out of the wireless portion.  If I get that, then I am 'sold' on D-Link.

Does anyone own a D-Link wireless router older than 3 years (And the wireless signal is strong)?
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Re: OT Conversations regarding not much or nothing or something...
« Reply #1151 on: October 26, 2011, 02:45:42 PM »

One of my 4500s is 5 years now.  ;D
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Re: OT Conversations regarding not much or nothing or something...
« Reply #1152 on: October 26, 2011, 02:49:15 PM »

My DIR-615 is 1.5 years old (extrapolated that date from my first DIR-615 forum post!).  ;D
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Re: OT Conversations regarding not much or nothing or something...
« Reply #1153 on: October 26, 2011, 02:50:05 PM »

One of my 4500s is 5 years now.  ;D

Well then.. I picked a great model!!  I feel much better now.  Curious, what firmware are you running on it?  You said one of your 4500's (I know you have multiple), What is the function of this 4500?  Wireless repeater?  Bridge?
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Re: OT Conversations regarding not much or nothing or something...
« Reply #1154 on: October 26, 2011, 03:29:49 PM »

Michael, I like your pumpkin avatar!   :D

Good info from all, btw. ;)

I have my DGL-4500 sitting elevated on a wire-latticed "cube" along with my modem.  So it's getting air circulation from all sides, basically.  It's never above 76 degrees in the room that it's in, either, so I'm hoping that heat dissipation will extend the life of the unit.

Edit to add: I wonder... if lead solder were reintroduced would it would have a positive effect on longevity?  I know it's toxic but man, both it's malleable and conductive properties are great.
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