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  1. Thank you to all who gave the most in service to their country. RIP
  2. IOWADragon

    Internet providers?

    Thanks to all the great info from everyone..
  3. IOWADragon

    Internet providers?

    Due to my fixed income all I had was high speed internet, which was running close to $80 a month, no cable tv, but had some form of internet tv. And I had wired. Had a tech come by and he did an in person system check the month prior to that incident. My rig did have wireless which for the most part I had disconnected due to I live in a hundred unit complex and almost everyone has wify and I thought it better to not take anymore chances than needed. Also one of my neighbors told me he was quite the hacker in his youth, and I have no reason to not believe him. But since he also says he got caught I imagine his activity is monitored. There was some acknowledgement of problems which was credited to my bill. So I do like Comcast/Xfinity over all and while their outlet/store isn't close I can get there easy enough or pay by phone. I know there's ATT service, but I am leaning toward Xfinity. But in all likelihood will go with just the basic package for a while.
  4. IOWADragon

    Internet providers?

    I was using wired.
  5. IOWADragon

    Internet providers?

    I suppose some kind of a poll might be better here. But am wondering which service seems the best over all for games such as Warships and Tanks. For now I've shut off home internet and due to a guest account where I live I can watch You Tube, then I come to the local library to use their computers. I was paying for high speed internet from Comcast/Xfinity until August, and was using a good ASUS gaming pc I was buying from AArons since May. Due to some unknown reason I was losing connection multiple times a day during August, often while in battle. So I cancelled my service and put that money to buying me some new glasses, and am in the process of buying dentures. Hopefully early next yr I'll be back online again. So, all I don't know for sure is who I'll use for service.
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    Feedback on Submarines

    I've not played since the end of August and missed playing them as I'm still off line as far as game play. Big fan of having subs in the game but after watching the you tube videos etc, I feel they should be kept to a scenario for further testing if at all. I keep getting visions of a sub detected running and out played far worse than in the Holloween battles. If done in random I don't see many that'd stand a chance. One idea I have is a consumable giving more air time. Submarines are very large—the hull of the USS Balao (image at left, SS-324 Balao[1]), one of the most successful U.S. submarines and a good example for the basic idea of a submarine, was 312 feet long and displaced 2,415 tons; but also very cumbersome—USS Balao carried 10 officers and 70 enlisted men. High surface velocities and long ranges were attained with strong diesel engines, but these rates were severely reduced underwater, where they relied on electric motors powered by relatively short-lived storage batteries. The USS Balao was powered on the surface by four diesel engines and had a top speed of just over 20 knots (37 km/hr); cruising at 10 knots (18 km/hr) her range was 11,000 nautical miles (20,000 km). Two 126-cell battery groups gave her a submerged top speed of 8.75 knots (16.2 km/hr); holding her speed to 2 knots (4 km/hr), she could remain submerged for 48 hours. Before sonar became dependable, most submarine combat took place during the day, for the advantage of sunlight (depending on depths). Recharging the batteries usually occurred when combat was more difficult—at night, when the submarine would surface and run the air-breathing diesels.
  7. I used to recommend WoWs, not anymore though. And if my provider had supplied better service I'd play it more often. And with plenty of good content on You Tube and Twitch to watch there are some good example's to learn from. My first year though was wasted for the most part seldom, watched any videos, and then this last year, my 2nd, I spent learning about aiming and strategy. Was finally attempting to apply all that knowledge. With some success. But internet provider has broke my last straw, and later today as I write this, Comcast is gone. For at least an unknown amount of time. It can be a great game to play, Win or lose, I have been in and seen epic battles, and who wouldn't have fun doing that.
  8. IOWADragon

    How to Control your Win Rate

    Using this formula, the Sims and Nurnberg I was improving. Mostly played a certain time of day and always stopped at 50/50 w/l or one loss more.Just a short amount of time each session. I was thinking in a few months time I'd have been close to 50%, which even where I was at I was always near being the average player I've always claimed to be. More support than a player who carries. Well yesterday morning, after Comcast crashed twice within an hrs time. I called them up, again, cussed em out for a few minutes, using a lot more salt than ever I put into battle chat, while cancelling my service, 1st of next month. At one point I told the agent I didn't care if God himself was the reason. Many years ago I learned only a complete fool keeps doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. Back to off-line Xbox again. Not owned a console since 2005. Things probably still buggy. When that picture was took I played Xbox offline, CivII and Outpost2 on a Win98, and was just learning about Twitter and facebook, sometime around 2004 in San Antonio.
  9. The Internet backbone might be defined by the principal data routes between large, strategically interconnected computer networks and core routers on the Internet. These data routes are hosted by commercial, government, academic and other high-capacity network centers, the Internet exchange points and network access points, that exchange Internet traffic between the countries, continents and across the oceans. Internet service providers, often Tier 1 networks, participate in Internet backbone traffic by privately negotiated interconnection agreements, primarily governed by the principle of settlement-free peering. Infrastructure[edit] The Internet backbone is a conglomeration of multiple, redundant networks owned by numerous companies. It is typically a fiber optic trunk line. The trunk line consists of many fiber optic cables bundled together to increase the capacity. The backbone is able to reroute traffic in case of a failure.[2] The data rates of backbone lines have increased over time. In 1998,[citation needed] all of the United States backbone networks had utilized the slowest data rate of 45 Mbit/s. However, the improved technologies allowed for 41 percent of backbones to have data rates of 2,488 Mbit/s or faster by the mid 2000s.[3]Fiber-optic cables are the medium of choice for Internet backbone providers for many reasons. Fiber-optics allow for fast data speeds and large bandwidth; they suffer relatively little attenuation, allowing them to cover long distances with few repeaters; they are also immune to crosstalk and other forms of electromagnetic interference which plague electrical transmission.[4 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Jump to search ping Ping is a computer network administration software utility used to test the reachability of a host on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. It measures the round-trip time for messages sent from the originating host to a destination computer that are echoed back to the source. The name comes from active sonar terminology that sends a pulse of sound and listens for the echo to detect objects under water,[1] although it is sometimes interpreted as a backronym to packet Internet groper.[2] Ping operates by sending Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request packets to the target host and waiting for an ICMP echo reply. The program reports errors, packet loss, and a statistical summary of the results, typically including the minimum, maximum, the mean round-trip times, and standard deviation of the mean. The command-line options of the ping utility and its output vary between the numerous implementations. Options may include the size of the payload, count of tests, limits for the number of network hops (TTL) that probes traverse, and interval between the requests. Many systems provide a companion utility ping6, for testing on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) networks, which implement ICMPv6. History[edit] The ping utility was written by Mike Muuss in December 1983 during his employment at the Ballistic Research Laboratory, now the US Army Research Laboratory. Created as a tool to troubleshoot problems in an IP network, Mike Muuss was inspired by a remark by David Mills on using ICMP echo packets for IP network diagnosis and measurements.[3] The author named it after the sound that sonar makes, since its methodology is analogous to sonar's echo location.[1][4] The first released version was public domain software while all subsequent versions were licensed under the BSD license. Ping was first included in 4.3BSD [5]. RFC 1122 prescribes that any host must process ICMP echo requests and issue echo replies in return.[6] However, as a security consideration, this is often disabled.[7]
  10. IOWADragon

    Update 0.7.8 Bug Report

    Just having crashes, which is almost typical with a lot of games after an update. Frustrating as it is, and still having provider issues to boot. But not after the 1st of next month. Will not have any issues with Comcast then. Ever again.
  11. IOWADragon

    Warships official site is down?

    Is this just me or what? Had a bunch of games trying to update at once so I paused the update when it seemed to be taking too long to down load. Then I uninstalled the game to do a fresh installation. Only I'm getting a temporary unavailable on the main page for NA.
  12. IOWADragon

    0.7.8 Public Test Bug Reports

    Thanks, you got me looking in the right spot.
  13. IOWADragon

    0.7.8 Public Test Bug Reports

    The place to adjust ships like the ARP etc. Additional Content Settings Panel
  14. IOWADragon

    0.7.8 Public Test Bug Reports

    Still unable to mount the permanent camo for the Z-23 or the Edinburgh
  15. IOWADragon

    Purple Heart

    From a History Channel facebook post On #ThisDayinHistory 1782, General George Washington creates the Purple Heart. The Order of the Purple Heart, the oldest American military decoration for military merit, is awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces who have been killed or wounded in action against an enemy. It is also awarded to soldiers who have suffered maltreatment as prisoners of war.