doofy wrote:KC I figured you would still be on dial up... and would still be awping like a champion.
I haven't played CS in a long, long time now, outside of maybe 10 hours total between CSS and CSGO since steam added the stats for CSS into their application (nearly 5 years ago now). It's not, and hasn't been, the same game since they added those, when they also changed recoil and other game mechanics. Honestly, I have yet to find a shooter that I liked playing other than America's Army 3, and it's population was so low that I only played for 6 months or so.
I'm also getting old these days, we weren't all 12 back in the HF days.
Lost a lot of my skill at shooters, partially because of age (combined with the gradual onset of hereditary osteoarthritis (though most of the effect this has on me is in my back, it does still affect my other joints)) and partially because I just let myself get out of practice. I do frequently think about, and even talk about, the days when I used to be good. I definitely miss those days.
The upgrade I previously mentioned is, in the words of my cable provider, "another step on the way to 1gbit service", which they announced in August last year. And unlike Google/AT&T, this service is planned to be available [virtually] to 100% of their customers.
[spoiler]Quarter-Billion-Dollar Investment to Make 1 Gig Service Widely Available
ST. LOUIS (August 11, 2014) – Suddenlink today announced a program that will progressively boost Internet speeds and make a 1 Gigabit per second service available to virtually all of the company's customers.
"Earlier this year, PC Magazine singled us out as one of the top broadband service providers in the U.S.," said Suddenlink Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jerry Kent. "This program will help us build on that distinction, extend our broadband leadership, and continue providing the best customer experience possible."
To support the effort, known internally as Operation GigaSpeed, Suddenlink's board of directors last week approved an investment of almost a quarter-billion dollars, above and beyond other capital improvements. The company will use the funds to upgrade network and in-home equipment and complete its conversion to all-digital video.
Kent added: "While companies like Google and AT&T are offering or planning to offer 1 Gigabit service in a relatively few, selected neighborhoods in urban and large suburban cities, we will take it to small and mid-sized markets and rural areas – and in those communities, it will be available to 100 percent of our customers."
Kent said he expects nearly half of the planned 1 Gigabit launches to be completed next year and most of the remainder the following year. In addition, while Suddenlink already offers its business customers a range of custom services capable of multi-Gigabit speeds, the company also plans to enhance its standard commercial services through this project.
Suddenlink will communicate additional details to customers after the investments are started in each community and again when 1 Gigabit speeds are available.
Suddenlink (suddenlink.com) is the seventh largest cable broadband company in the United States, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.4 million residential and commercial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and elsewhere. Suddenlink simplifies its customers' lives through one call for support, one connection, and one bill for TV, Internet, phone and other services.[/spoiler]
So by some time in 2016 it's planned to be fully in effect, I can't wait.