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About d-dave

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  • Birthday 01/26/1980

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  • Location Charlotte, NC
  • Interests Football, D&D, Reading, Nerdstuff


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  1. d-dave added a post in a topic Breathing new life into a 2010 Macbook pro   

    The best bet is going to be a SSD.  My wife is the same macbook, and we dropped a 500gb Samsung 850 SSD in it.  Night and day different as far as usability.  I mean we paid $175 for it on amazon, and we should easily get another 2+ years out of it even now.  
    And as I've gotten used to having a smaller HDD (128GB on my last computer), I move stuff all the time.  Get a decent external HDD for projects you aren't using
    If you have the budget for the 8gb, do it.  I've done a fair amount of 720p/480p video editing on 4gb using Premiere (on a windows machine), and it was a struggle.  Having more than two layers (video+overlay) and audio files coming in and out just chewed through the ram on my old computer.
    Good luck!  A SSD HDD is going to make a world of difference!
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  2. d-dave added a post in a topic Fear the Walking Dead - Season 1   

    So I started writing something earlier this week, but work happened and I lost it.  So my opinion on the show, in brief:
    I loved it!  I loved all the foreshadowing and the use of music and sound effects to build tension. While there was a very long build up, the junkie son story took too long to really benefit anything, I like that we're seeing a different kind of story.  TWD is a simple story about a Dad saving his family.  It hits hard and clean.  FTWD is going to be a much messier story about the relations of a complex family in one of the largest cities that's collapsing.  I am completely fine for a slow burn because the setting is going to be so huge. 
    As a fictional show about the rise of a zombie apocalypse, one thing a lot of reviewers forget is that we have to assume that his alt universe is that they can't have any idea and reference to zombies.  Otherwise it would be kind of dumb.  Imagine if we had a zombie outbreak now a days?  It would be quelled pretty quickly.
    Overall, I really loved the first episode.  It's so different from TWD, but again centers around the idea of family.  The way they explore it is going to make the show.  I'm glad they are taking some chances with the storytelling and characters.  The key is going to be if the audience begins to care about the family.
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  3. d-dave added a post in a topic New Bungie game: Destiny   

    I got you buddy! 
    Haters gonna hate. I love me some Destiny! Still love playing, love my Xbox One, and all is well! 
     I thought about TTK for a bit, but I went ahead and preordered. I've had such a blast on it, and the rare times I am able to play with huddlers have been fun! I realized how much fun I've been having and I don't want to quit yet. 
    The game informer TTK coverage has been quite exciting! I can't wait to dig into the taken war! 
    If you need a hand, my gt is dionysusfiend
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  4. d-dave added a post in a topic Trophy Nation: How handing out trophies, regardless of success, may cause failure.   

    It's not trophies that makes kids wusses. It's the enabling parenting. Discipline gives kids self esteem. Think about it, when a kid knows that their hardwork in practice leads to their ultimate victory or defeat, they will have a greater degree of confidence. Same with school work, martial arts, etc.

    Trophies are great, participation at a young age is great (hence all 5 year olds getting a trophy); because we all want kids to do something they can be proud of as they age. The more ownership they have, the more they will love it. From there they will learn the lessons about sportsmanship, dedication, and how to be successful.

    Helicopter parenting doesn't help, only hurts.
    Edit: mobile paragraphs!
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  5. d-dave added a post in a topic Final Fantasy 7 remake   

    I bet the core story will remain, and a lot of the game play like the turn based combat and silly mini games. It will get a HD overhaul with graphics and sound to go with the cut scenes. I could see them opening up the world and letting players really explore the world to a greater degree. More side quests to tell more stories would be cool as well. We'll, that's my hope. I still have my PS1 sitting in a box, waiting.. I also still have the game discs sitting there too... If it's everything I hope it might be... I might pick up a PS4 (and a good divorce lawyer!).
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