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    • Cinomari asked plumpo a question

      Why do you only hang out in sponsor chat every once in a while you're fun to make fun of :(

      Answered: Feb 13, 2016

      Because I don't bookmark the page and forget what the URL is.

    • Tis' the Season!

      2 years ago

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    • 3 years ago

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      Because Feelings are Stupid!

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      Also you guys need more Shot Glass designs.

    • I want a simple solution for this nightmarish problem...

      5 years ago

      plumpo Technofixer

      So I have been doing a lot of tech reading today about things that may or may not be at CES next week. Sadly I won't be attending this year due to budgeting/work schedules. Through my browsing I saw some speculations on the Next Generation game consoles and their integration with other devices. Which highlights a problem I have on a nightly basis.

      The Situation:

      The systems are designed now to be an all encompassing entertainment system. Music, Movies, Games, TV all in one box. And I love it. For the way I consume my media I would only need my Xbox and my surround sound. (At the moment I have an HTIB with a built in Blu-Ray, which if the next Xbox had that integrated I might finally get serious about thinking about maybe planning on starting to save for a respectable theater system.) I bought the LG HTIB and TV in hopes that Simplink wouldn't suck, and sadly it does. The audio never controls correct and there is 0 customization. I have my Harmony, but I don't have line of sight to my equipment from where I use it. I could go RF, but no. I'm tired of losing my TV remote in my bed sheets, or between the bed and the wall anyway. I want to use my phone or (ideally) the Xbox controller itself.

      The Improbable Solution:

      I want SmartGlass and a Harmony to have a baby that is powered by hopes, dreams, lithium ion batteries and WiFi. I don't want to use IR or RF for my equipment. Line of sight is for suckers and those IR blasters are a hassle. I love how my phone can control my Xbox via WiFi. Now if I could get it to also control my audio and video the same way I would be set. I don't lose my phone or my Xbox controllers, they are either to large or charging on my desk. The remotes however goes who knows where when I sleep. (Pretty sure I have mock light saber battles at night and use them as the hilts.) The controller won't be a viable mass market application, so the phone/tablet market is the way to go. I just want to sync my devices to SmartGlass and then be done with it. I have no need for a tablet now, but if this were a thing I would would. Currently I would go Android, but if there was a TV and a corresponding Receiver that were SmartGlass certified or some other thing I would go Surface..and maybe get a Windows Phone. Just to simplify my at home entertainment.

      So please CES 2013/Microsoft/Everyone else. Make this thing a thing and then

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    • Today

      5 years ago

      plumpo Technofixer

      Its work days like today that I wish I had one of Ben Heck's Xbox Laptops. Or even one of those cases giant ugly cases. I know that I wouldn't get the chance to use something like that very often, but damn it these long slow work days are no fun.

      I miss you Pandora.

    • Ads

      5 years ago

      plumpo Technofixer

      So there is a lot of press going around about the iPhone release which is to be expected. It's just the rivalry ads that Samsung puts out that I don't get. I mean on paper they make sense. "Let's make fun of the people who camp out days in advance for a competitor's product!"Who are these ads really targeted at? Would someone who is, or was planning on, camping in line for the phone going to see it and change their mind? Could anything at this point even sway someone away from the iPhone, especially if they are the ones to wait in line for it?

      The ad isn't new; they ran something identical when a previous iPhone was released (Galaxy S2 v iPhone 4s). But it just feels so much juvenile this time around. Maybe I just read too much into advertising (I do, there is no maybe). To me this ad has nothing to do with the iPhone and everything to do with the customers. Samsung is saying two things to me through these ads:

      1. The people who are depicted in these commercials are really stupid consumers (or old people).
      2. AND WE HATE THAT WE DON'T HAVE THEM.

      I would think that Samsung would do anything to have the level of fanaticism about any of their products that Apple users have for literally everything Apple makes. Maybe Samsung is the nerd who is picked on in high school by the popular kids. They publicly hate them, but secretly long to be them.
      I get attacking the hardware. The print ads comparing the Galaxy III to the iPhone 5 made sense to me. But to go after the customer isn't going to do much more than alienate potential customers. Eventually the news will get out that Apple harvested the soul from a Chinese baby girl for each of their products and when that happens, literately dozens of Apple users with change their Apple ways. And chances are they won't go running to Samsung. Not after getting called stupid on a public stage. Unless of course Samsung is right, and they are stupid, and in that case they won't get the ads.

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      So in summary, I'm not old or stupid. So I would totally get the Galaxy S III over the iPhone. Huh...guess Advertising does work..

  • About Me

    Been a RVB fan since Season 1. Met a girl, fell in love, forgot about the internet. Then I realized that the internet was my only true love. She took me back and we have been together ever since.

    Now I work for Rooster Teeth helping you get back to the things you love. That is assuming you love Rooster Teeth.

    I wouldn't go so far as to say that I use twitter, but I have twitter @PlumpoLumpo

  • Comments (27)

    • qM3rcp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gilby Rangers

      7 months ago

      No one left a comment on here for a little while now, so I decided to say hello!

      • plumpo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Technofixer

        6 months ago

        Well played. 

    • JDunlap FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Dude

      11 months ago

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    • JDunlap FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Dude

      1 year ago

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    • Cinomari FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of N00bs

      2 years ago

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    • Zolin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Nice face.

      • plumpo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Technofixer

        2 years ago

        Thanks, I grew it myself.

    • JDunlap FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Dude

      2 years ago

      Grats on the new username and the red thingy!

      • plumpo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Technofixer

        2 years ago

        The username thing isn't anything special. I can change it when ever for I am all powerful! (and its a basic feature). The staff badge, I had to bribe some people.

      • JDunlap FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Dude

        2 years ago

        Of course, but I'm congratulating you anyway. :)

    • JDunlap FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Dude

      2 years ago

      You're my boi, Plumpo.

      • plumpo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Technofixer

        2 years ago

        What are the benefits of this position? PTO or Dental?

      • JDunlap FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Dude

        2 years ago

        You drive a hard bargain. I'm DTF, does that count?

    • JDunlap FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Dude

      4 years ago

      You are now Steampunk'd.

    • JDunlap FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Dude

      4 years ago

      Bro do you even lift??

    • JDunlap FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Dude

      4 years ago

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    • leonwolfx3

      5 years ago

      hey you going to the highball tonight?

      • plumpo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Technofixer

        5 years ago

        Sounds like a plan. Have a ball.

      • leonwolfx3

        5 years ago

        That makes me sad. I will buy you a round next year then.

      • plumpo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Technofixer

        5 years ago

        Sadly i had to cancel my RTX trip. im moving in a couple weeks and had to use the money in a far less fun fashion.

    • plumpo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Technofixer

      6 years ago

      Best action shot ever! I have impressive aim on accident.

    • Barbara FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      PS

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      Ow.

    • dalester FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Heyo! Meant to do this a coulple of days ago, but I seemed to have fully murdered my computer through the careful application of carelessness and porn. It was really great meeting you and getting to hang out for much of the weekend. It was obviously awesome meeting the RT people and chatting with them, but making new friends is right up there with that experience!

    • plumpo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Technofixer

      6 years ago

      No worries, working in a hotel they are things that come up a lot.

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      6 years ago

      Awesome tips! Thanks for adding those to my journal comment section! smiley13.gif

    • plumpo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Technofixer

      7 years ago

      The two couldn't live together and I had to make a decision. Could she help me buy movie tickets or watch porno? No...Internet wins.

    • StRobinsonn

      7 years ago

      "Then I realized that the internet was my only true love and came back."

      The question is, do you still have your wife, you know... like in a polyamorous relationship with her and the internet?

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    Because I don't bookmark the page and forget what the URL is.

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