No BS Podcast #58: The "The Boys Are Back in Town" Edition

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No BS Podcast #58: The "The Boys Are Back in Town" Edition

This week, Tom, Gordon, Dave, and Andy return to answer a load of listener questions. Upgrade advice! Troubleshooting advice! Parenting advice! It's all here on the No BS Podcast.

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Dadud

Lowering the bitrate is a great idea, i hope if you do it with this one, Andy will also do it to the others. I like streaming the podcasts live, and i cant since the bitrate jump because I'm on dial up, and 64kbs is too much for my internet, which downloads at about 4.3kb/s

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Aeshir

I'm on dial-up too, and it's a real pain in the ass having to wait three hours to get the podcast.

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Block_Dude

Do you people live in the sticks? I get the entire podcast in less than 11 seconds and I still think my connection is slow.

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Aeshir

I live on an acreage, less than a kilometer from the nearest town. The town has high-speed, cable, everything, but all I have leading to my house is an old telephone line.

Most of the world still has dial-up, you know. Except for places like Africa, I suppose, they wouldn't have any landlines at all, just satellite internet or something like that.

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Aeshir

Can you guys stop it with the console bashing (at least Gordon)? Unlike Gordon, I don't make 40+ grand a year. I don't have the money to build a gaming rig or even beef up my PC. I read the magazine and listen to the podcast because I like hearing PC news and learning new stuff about PC tech, stuff like that. I also don't know enough about PC hardware to build my own machine.

Consoles are fine. Besides, my Xbox 360 has all the franchises that I've grown to love. Yes, that's right, I like Halo.

Thank you Dave for defending us console users.

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Block_Dude

40 grand? - that's below the poverty line these days. If people want quality, they'll buy it.

P.S. I like halo too :)

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Aeshir

Actually, I was just estimating what he might make. My parents make under 20 grand a year combined.

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willsmith

http://www.justin.tv/angrygordon

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hackman2007

Hey guys, just to let you know, it is possible to install Vista and (XP if you want) using the Vista upgrade version.

You will have to use this guide: http://apcmag.com/5485/dualbooting_vista_and_xp

Which states how to install XP with Vista installed first. You will have to use the "hack" to install Vista onto a fresh hard drive twice, then XP should install correctly.

It will be a lot of improvising, but should work. It would work with Linux too, all you would do is install Vista first and then let Linux re-size and modify it.

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Talcum X

I have the same issue with the demo. It locks at the same point in the game. The cause, I believe its due to UE3 more than hardware. There are a lot of tweaks for UT3 for similar issues. Therefore, perhaps some of the same tweaks will work for BioShock, given the configuration files are of the same structure. I'm sure there are forums for BioShock troubleshooting as there are on Epic's website for their own titles. The issue that plagued my BioShock also was in the retail issue of UT3, which I fixed, so maybe the same type of fix will work for you.

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Magaliiiii

i think you broke r ellen's heart by pretending you didn't know her.

way to go.

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