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I am surprised to note that it's now been eight years now that I've been on the hardware accelerated bandwagon (I guess it's safe to assume the trend is here to stay). It was right about now in 1996 that I got my Vérité-based Rendition Reactor with which to play Quake. In these days when my current video card has more RAM than NASA did back then, it's fun to recall the joys of first pounding out the polygons with that sort of horsepower... I have to confess I still check out my framerates in Quake II after big upgrades to recreate those moments. Yeah, I'm a geek.

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109. Re: Halloween on Sunday Oct 19, 2004, 00:39 tron
 
He's an American first and a Catholic second, and that's how it should be.

that's where i'll disagree 100%. if you have a religious belief, a true and real one, then that should be the most important thing in your life. to sell out your own God for anything else on earth is just unthinkable to me. then again, i believe that kerry is a politician first, and american second, and a catholic third.

Are you being sarcastic?

yes!, i just don't like absolutes like that. to say "*everyone* does or thinks this or that" is always a statement that falls flat. there is always an exception to the rule. a great many people simply believe what they are told and never take the time to compare and contrast and analyze any of it. especially involving esoteric matters like religion. the "i believe it cuz my daddy taught me it" mindset.

One doesn't have to be a troll (noun) to troll (verb).

sure, fine. the guy is an active, helpful, enthusiastic, and generally friendly poster at bluesnews. but just because he says something that goes against your beliefs, or something that you find incredulous, doesn't mean he's trolling.


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