Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Narf2029

Real Name Narf2029   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname Narf2029
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage http://
Signed On Dec 4, 2001, 03:12
Total Comments 1572 (Pro)
User ID 11815
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 ] Older >


News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 9, 2009, 00:54 Narf2029
 
Yeah, I was not clear on that bit. I didn't have to swear to any god myself, being agnostic. Us godless heathens just stay silent during that part, while everyone else swears to their deity of choice.  
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Fallen Earth Military Discount
6. Re: Game Reviews Dec 9, 2009, 00:38 Narf2029
 
Supporting the troops is a very, very different thing than supporting what the troops are being made to do. People act like these men and women get to pick what they want to do when they join the military...

This comment was edited on Dec 9, 2009, 00:43.
 
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Metaverse
11. Re: Kansas to use stimulus funds... Dec 8, 2009, 21:34 Narf2029
 
Then by your logic this latest boom & bust should not have happened, no?

Actually, by his logic, the frequency of booms and busts is reduced, which is true. Leaps of "logic" do not win your argument, nor boost your credibility.

Such vile hatred and intolerance spews from your mind.

His vile hatred and intolerance does not spin at least, nor does it poke in every corner for conspiracy. If you believe what Google and Youtubers tell you, god help you. No government is perfect but go live in Australia or the UK or Germany for a year and tell me we're the worst out there. Or hell, go live in Africa for a year and if you make it back alive tell us how the US government is so horrible. Hey, I know, why don't you and all the other government-hating conspiracy theorists go get elected and fix the problem instead of complaining about it? No answer is necessary.

And yes, the internet was created by the groundwork done by the US military. If I remember correctly, it was created as a way to decentralize military command and control, IE to prevent an enemy from knocking out NORAD or the Pentagon or any other large center and crippling half of our military as a result. A lot of technology we take for granted exists today because the US military developed it yesterday. A great example - we all have GPS because it's inferior to what the military uses now. It had to happen, given the staggering amount of money we spend on defense. I would bet anything that both self-driving automobiles and alternative fuels will be finished first by the US military to gain some kind of edge over whatever it is we're so determined to protect ourselves against.

This comment was edited on Dec 8, 2009, 21:50.
 
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Legal Briefs
6. Re: Legal Briefs Dec 8, 2009, 13:18 Narf2029
 
If they don't tell you their age, they're obviously a cop looking to bust you for holding a conversation.  
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Metaverse
6. Re: Kansas to use stimulus funds... Dec 8, 2009, 13:13 Narf2029
 
Hey, hey. Calm the fuck down. Everyone knows nothing at all happened anywhere in the world for any reason before each of us became a teenager.

/sarcasm, because I'm sure I'll need it for someone.

This comment was edited on Dec 8, 2009, 13:13.
 
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Trek Online Fleet Q&A
4. Re: Star Trek Online Fleet Q&A Dec 8, 2009, 13:08 Narf2029
 
Hell if I know. Never looked at Champions til they had a free weekend cuz I'm already 2 years into Heroes and they'll have to give me a good reason to move. Wouldn't shock me at all if guild stuff came later in STO. I bet Paramount has guns to their backs to get this out in a hurry, with how desperately they want the Star Trek brand to be more mainstream. If TNG is still $80 a season, the well must be drying up!

This comment was edited on Dec 8, 2009, 13:10.
 
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Trek Online Preorder Bonuses
11. Re: Star Trek Online Preorder Bonuses Dec 8, 2009, 13:02 Narf2029
 
If I'm reading this correctly, the head start is a bonus available to at least all seven preorder outlets rather than just one as with Champions (apparently). Running an MMO is still a business, and a head start must be appealing enough to some people that it boosts overall preorder sales. In the same vein, I'm sure these exclusive preorder bonuses tailored by retailer are not done for free. If they want to pull out a host of tricks to increase their startup revenue, more power to them. I'll just cross my fingers and hope some of that extra money finds its way into polishing the game in the future. If not, people will decide to stop playing as time goes on and that will be that. Yes it should all be in a "finished" state by release rather than trying to get buyers to pay to beta test it or something, but who among us has concrete proof that it won't be finished? I'll condemn it as being broken on release day when I see it broken on release day - until then, I'll keep my interest and modest hopes. On top of that, you try telling a board of businessmen who know nothing but what presidents are on which bills that your game needs more time in the oven. That's always worked before, right?  
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate Dec 7, 2009, 22:02 Narf2029
 
If we're lucky, they'll forget to add the credits and there will be a huge catfight.  
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Trek Online Preorder Bonuses
9. Re: Star Trek Online Preorder Bonuses Dec 7, 2009, 21:57 Narf2029
 
Tribbles don't fornicate. They have orgies. What? I'm just saying!
There's fornicating going on in orgies too. More densely packed but still. Call it a literal clusterfuck.
 
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2009, 21:52 Narf2029
 
Shit, that guy is a riot. Best awkward board post I've ever been involved with.  
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Impulse Top Sellers
12. Re: Impulse Top Sellers Dec 7, 2009, 21:42 Narf2029
 
Hey now, Impulse has Evochron Legends? Wonder if I can activate mine on there. Probably not, but still a neat bit of discovery.  
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Impulse Top Sellers
5. Re: Impulse Top Sellers Dec 7, 2009, 19:12 Narf2029
 
Wow, Corporate Machine needs a 75MHz processor. That's just mind-blowing blast-from-the-past stuff. Makes me think of when only the rich kids had the 486DX2/66.  
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc.
7. Re: Video game voice actors worry Dec 7, 2009, 19:01 Narf2029
 
I'm not saying voice actors should make six figures, but if I can start at a retail store and make $25000 a year moving boxes, a good voice actor should make better money.  
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Trek Online Fleet Q&A
2. Re: Star Trek Online Fleet Q&A Dec 7, 2009, 17:13 Narf2029
 
Par for the course anymore. Publishers look at MMOs as a license to print money, but they don't wanna pay for the machine. Come to think of it, I wonder how much of a beastly cut Paramount is taking.

This comment was edited on Dec 7, 2009, 17:14.
 
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Trek Online Preorder Bonuses
5. Re: Star Trek Online Preorder Bonuses Dec 7, 2009, 17:07 Narf2029
 
You know, what could a Tribble pet even do? Fornicate until the horde consumes all the food on a planet?  
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Trek Online Preorder Bonuses
4. Re: Star Trek Online Preorder Bonuses Dec 7, 2009, 17:01 Narf2029
 
No shit. How about we take all those separate preorder bonuses and give them to everyone who preorders? I can't imagine how that would do anything except get more preorders. Brick and mortar would never let that fly though, no sir. In any event, I bet none of the preorder items are worth having in the long run. Either a cosmetic thing with no actual gameplay function, or a nifty item that you outgrow by level 5.

This comment was edited on Dec 7, 2009, 17:03.
 
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2009, 15:18 Narf2029
 
Should I be flattered or nervous?  
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2009, 15:02 Narf2029
 
I'm afraid this message board has no recollection of any Pearl Harbor-related movie by Michael Bay. You must be mistaken. *hint hint*  
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2009, 14:55 Narf2029
 
I remember my father telling me about how Pearl Harbor tore him, together with most of the boys in his senior high school class, out of their quiet rural lives and into the turmoil of war.

Sounds like your father was torn out of his quiet rural life because of the draft. He probably also gave a shit about his duty and defending his country, even if it was imposed on him. Not like today's military, full of kids trying to get a free ride from Uncle Sam and complaining and bitching and even refusing to do their duty when they are called to do so, after they already volunteered. Then they get home and stop loss recalls them to duty and they bitch and moan some more, nevermind that it's in the damn contract if you just stop and actually read it. Also nevermind that without stop loss they'd just be conscripted back into service anyway, along with their reasonably healthy friends and family! Whether they agree with Iraq and Afghanistan or not, they swore a damn oath to God and country to do their fucking jobs.

This comment was edited on Dec 7, 2009, 14:57.
 
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Muzyka: Mass Effect 2: "The Best Thing Yet from BioWare"
39. Re: Muzyka: Mass Effect 2: Dec 7, 2009, 14:44 Narf2029
 
Starforce is dead because it was intrusive (like most DRM) and the company came off as being extremely full of themselves. DRM as a whole is generally intrusive but the public's perception of Starforce's level of intrusion is what mattered, even if it was not that much worse than what some DRM schemes have today. The key difference is that Starforce had an especially bad reputation. Purely political-type stuff. Publishers didn't want to be seen associating with Starforce and their public reputation, even if they themselves said the same things about the consumer that Starforce employees did. The publishers just had the sense to say it behind closed boardroom doors. If people more openly opposed SecuROM and activation limits in general, they'd be in a sinking boat themselves sooner or later.

This comment was edited on Dec 7, 2009, 14:46.
 
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
1572 Comments. 79 pages. Viewing page 26.
< Newer [ 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 ] Older >


footer

.. .. ..

Blue's News logo