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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
4/30/2019 2:58:48 PM
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Re: Pranks
YUp, the lag / slowness surely impacts the outcome at times. I see my son getting upset for that from time to time.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
4/30/2019 2:56:27 PM
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Re: Lag Rage
Wow, this doesn't surprise me at all. And you are not alone. May of us have similar experience oneway or the other.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
4/30/2019 2:54:54 PM
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Re: Hot trend, growing hotter
This is very interesting. I would say whatever may be the intention and background, there is a good chance to see this motivate young chaps to get into services. We can't dismiss even if this makes folks to think.

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michelle
michelle
4/22/2019 10:50:59 PM
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Re: Lag Rage
Congratulations on your finding! The miracle of video games. I suspect many kids learned a lot about football playing Madden :)

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batye
batye
4/2/2019 1:54:34 PM
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Re: Lag Rage
@Joe Stanganelli  interesting point, it like communications not always easy or simple... 

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Alison’s Wonderland
Alison’s Wonderland
4/1/2019 10:08:44 AM
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Hot trend, growing hotter
Over the weekend I saw a couple of articles about the US Army failing to meet its recruitment numbers for the first time and so it's now actively pursuing gamers as potential recruits. It was funny, in a way, because of course marijuana came up, as did physical fitness -- or the lack of it among some of the stereotypical gamers who live at home, eating chips and playing games. Like any stereotype, it's got some claims to accuracy. Like any stereotype, it's also dead wrong a lot of times.

One broadcast reporter, seemingly uncomfortable at the thought of recruiting gamers to turn pretend machine-gun fire into real shooting, asked the Army recruiter about sending these guys (they were all young men, young white men) into areas of war. The recruiter said there aren't that many today (although seems to me, there are a lot we don't hear about in some parts of the world like Africa). 

Anyway, getting away from the politics of recruiting gamers and looking at this segment any differently than poor urban males, it's apparent the Armed Forces' use of high-speed, low latency broadband is viewed as a must-have -- not only for the top-secret initiatives we don't know about, but also for recruitment, troops' entertainment and training. Using esports as a guide, no doubt service providers have a template into a number of different vertical and horizontal markets.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
3/31/2019 11:36:17 PM
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Re: fighter pilots
@John: Sure. I know someone who runs a VR/AR company that sells their software/technology for training purposes -- including in military contexts. It's very useful and can be more beneficial than simply using a book or a video to explain something.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
3/31/2019 11:33:02 PM
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Re: Lag Rage
@michelle:

True story:

Growing up, I had trouble understanding (American) football. Nobody I knew -- NOBODY -- could actually explain what a down was. (Mind you, I grew up watching football before the fancy yellow line they superimpose and all that other technology that makes things crystal clear.)

Conversations would typically go something like this:

"What's a down?"

"You get four of them."

"Okay, but what's a down?"

"When you run out of downs, the other team gets the ball."

"Okay, but what's a down?"

"You have to get 10 yards, and if you don't, you don't get your down."

"But what's a down?"

"If you don't get 10 yards by the fourth down, you need to punt."

"But what's a down?"

"I JUST TOLD YOU."

"NO YOU DIDN'T."

Finally, after years of trying to get an answer to this question, I gave up.

It wasn't until watching someone play Madden on PlayStation that I came to the realization of what a down was all on my own.

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
3/31/2019 7:47:36 PM
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fighter pilots
Ronald Reagan once said we will just have more fighter pilots with practiced lightning reflexes as a result of gaming. Online gaming, maybe, even more intense fighter pilots. As long as they stay close to their fiber or wireless connections and don't drive like that.

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michelle
michelle
3/31/2019 2:59:02 PM
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Re: Streaming games are up next!
You got to test Stadia? That's great. I'm happy the cloud-based system works so well. I was curious about its actual capabilities.

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