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    posted a message on Over age 30 players?

    Just remember, You may have to grow old, but you don't have to grow up.

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    posted a message on Over age 30 players?

    30 year olds are still kids. 60 here.

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    posted a message on PC Specs?

    Win10 Home

    i7-6700 @3.4GHz

    16 GB ram

    GTX 1070 8GB

    256 SSD

    1TB 7200 rpm HD

    2 27" Curved Samsungs


    Pretty much handles everything I throw at it.

    When running Fantasy Grounds for D&D I throw a 3rd 27" Flat panel in the mix also.

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    posted a message on Is my internet good for playing on servers?
    If you had 5Mbps before then it sounds like Frontier has a bandwidth issue. DSL works in a star configuration from a central hub. From there its feed on a pipe to the serving office. They have either way over estimated or over sold (more likely) the capacity of the pipe. The only other thing that limits the bandwidth of DSL is the distance of copper cable from the hub to your location. The farther away the slower it goes.

    Many areas had as many as 96 1.5Mbps customers being fed by 4 T1's. The entire capacity of a single T1 is 1.54Mbps. Now explain that?

    Some genius engineer came up with a formula based on the fact that not all 96 customers would be online at the same time. Its not that bad anymore but it still sucks for a lot of people. The biggest problem with getting faster speeds is the cost of putting fiber in the ground.

    Good luck, but until Frontier addresses the bandwidth it's probably not going to get better.

    Edit --- Re-read your original post. The speeds you are reporting are typical of a 1.5Mbps DSL loop. Don't want to ask a stupid question but what speed are you actually paying for?
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    posted a message on Is my internet good for playing on servers?
    Take it from a retired telco guy. Most DSL providers do NOT guarantee a minimum speed. Somewhere in the fine print it reads "Speeds up to XXX mps". It also has to do with bandwidth limitations of copper cable.
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    posted a message on Sticky keys need fixing
    I bought a new keyboard specifically to try and fix this problem. Still happens, not as often after changing keyboards but still happens.
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    posted a message on Swampland problem with 1.8
    Well I thought normal meant just that, not a glitch. Sorry if not clear enough.
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    posted a message on Swampland problem with 1.8
    Looks like a normal 1.8 swamp to me.
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    posted a message on Am I the Oldest Minecraft Player?
    57 and playing everyday. Retirement is a wonderful thing.
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    posted a message on Is 1.8 Lagging for you? POLL - Let's settle this issue!
    Slightly faster after adjusting settings. Best frame rate, 60fps with VBO off and Alt Blocks off, vsync on. I can get faster fps with vsync off but also see larger lag spikes.
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    posted a message on 1.8 is out today..........?
    Don't know where you are posting from but only 2pm on sept 1 here.
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    posted a message on 1.8 Goods and Bads
    I have also have experienced the falling into nothing on occasion when starting new worlds. Most often I find there is jungle near by when the world finally finished loading. I am currently using pre-3.
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    posted a message on 1.8 Goods and Bads
    Very Happy. I think the update suits my play style very well. I play mostly survival, usually on normal, but also like to build structures that are nice to look at and not just a hole in a hill or a box made out of cobble. I've been know to put down paved roads connecting my bases and any villages I may find along the way. If I'm really bored I may even light all the roads and build houses for no other reason than to add some atmosphere to the setting. So yes, I am happy with this update.

    The one thing I don't understand is why new blocks can't be made into slabs and stairs. Ehh, can you say Mod?
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    posted a message on Oh great! Yet another thing broken by 1.8 :-(
    4 hides make leather
    Beat me to it. Sorry for repeating.
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    posted a message on Oh great! Yet another thing broken by 1.8 :-(
    Have you considered the possibility that the point of Endermites could be nothing more than to be an annoyance?

    And I like bunnies. More food! More leather! Yea!!!
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