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FiOS Quantum Internet is FAST

By on May 21, 2015 | 0 comments

Through the years, I’ve had nothing but great service from Verizon FiOS, which is the exact opposite of my time spent with Comcast. I couldn’t wait to switch from Comcast when FiOS became available in my area over 5 years ago now. Recently, I decided to switch to the 75/75 FiOS Quantum internet plan. In no way was my internet slow before when I had the 50/50 tier, but now it’s surprisingly fast. With most companies, you are lucky to get the rated speeds you pay for. With FiOS, at least in my area, that is not the case at all. They state you get speeds “up to 75/75″ but in reality, the speeds they give well surpass that. I have run various speed tests, as shown below, to give a general idea of the speed I get with my upgraded service: As you can see, I get above the rated speeds from servers in various locations. Once you start to have internet speeds in...

Thanks, Electronic Arts

By on May 12, 2015 | 0 comments

I seriously never thought I would say that, but EA has awoken the casual gamer in me again. Recently I decided to move my Xbox One out of my living room and into another location in my house, the Den (as it is labeled in my Sonos system). The den is where my computer is located as well as a 42″ TV. Obviously, the 55″ in the living room plus surround sound gives a greater overall experience, but I realized I didn’t necessarily want all of that. All i really need is my leather recliner (also in the den) and a nice HD TV. 10-15 years ago I was much more into gaming. I had all of the consoles, and was an avid PC gamer. (I’ll blame Unreal Tournament for that.) and since then my console playing has dwindled. I have an Xbox 360 in the closet which hasn’t been turned on for 4+ years, and my PS3 which I used to play fairly often hasn’t even been taken out of...

SR: UFC 2009 Undisputed

By on May 20, 2009 | 0 comments

I ordered this game on Amazon a couple weeks ago and it was delivered yesterday. I played it for about 3 hours yesterday on the PS3. I lost one fight and it was by submission to Minotauro Nogueira. I knew I would lose that fight because my submission defense wasn’t anywhere close to being high enough to fight him. Anyways, there are a few things that bother me… When in career mode I don’t think the fighters ever get older. I have gone through an entire year of the career, maybe even 2, and my age never changes. Hopefully they will fix that in a later update. As far as I know, I don’t think you can edit the fighting style of your created fighter. I picked boxing for the stand up, but after my first fight I realized I would have preferred to pick kick boxing. And from what I have seen I don’t think you can train your fighter to switch. If anyone knows if/how...

SR: Galapagos, The Islands That Changed the World

By on Jan 19, 2009 | 1 comment

This is another long overdue Stevo Recommends post. This time I would like to recommend Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World on Blu-ray. “The inspiration for Darwin’s theory of evolution, the Galapagos Islands are a living laboratory, a geological conveyor belt that has given birth to and seen the death of many species of plants and animals.” It is an amazing documentary. The video quality is amazing, and there is so much to be learned from it. The blu-ray is a single disc that has 3 seperate episodes from the BBC series. It is unbelievable how these islands are created and how the animals vary from island to island. This documentary kept my attention from start to finish, and I learned a lot from it. So, I highly recommend...

SR: Bob Marley & The Wailers – Gold

By on Oct 30, 2008 | 0 comments

Here is something new to my blog…Stevo Recommends. Each week I plan on recommending something that I really like. It could be music, and movie, electronics…something. These posts will start with SR: to make them easy to differentiate. So the first post in this section goes to Bob Marley, more specifically the 2 CD set “Gold” I recommend┬áthis set to any Marley fan. It has so many great songs on it. Here is my favorite song off of the CD. It is the best version of “Concrete Jungle” i have ever heard. Enjoy…...

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