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Real Name Paul J Turner   
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Nickname UnderLord
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Description Born an Englishman, living in Australia, Self-employed, Life is Good!
I've been into electronics and computing since the Apple][ and the Intel 4004.
Still loving both jobs/hobbies!
Homepage http://
Signed On Aug 23, 2002, 22:54
Total Comments 525 (Apprentice)
User ID 13987
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Motorized Polo Gains a Foothold in East Africa May 10, 2012, 01:01 UnderLord
 
What!? No Segways?  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
1. Re: Stock-picking Robot Apr 22, 2012, 20:39 UnderLord
 
So apart from money for services actually performed, they made $1.2M from 75,000 people.
$16 per person on average and they're making a federal case of it? I'll bet they end up spending way more than that prosecuting the British pair.
What a waste of time and money!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: The "Beginning of the End" for DVD, BluRay. Mar 28, 2012, 02:23 UnderLord
 
Yeah, sure, like the CD before it.
Oh wait, that format actually refuses to die on cue!
CD: The indestructible music format that REFUSES TO DIE
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: CCleaner Version 3.17.1688 is now available. Mar 27, 2012, 19:23 UnderLord
 
History! :-) - v3.17.1689 (27 Mar 2012)  
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News Comments > Notch's Space Adventure Plans
22. Re: Notch's Space Adventure Plans Mar 18, 2012, 22:38 UnderLord
 
Notch's Homeworld  
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Challenge Weekend
39. Re: Mass Effect 3 Challenge Weekend Mar 17, 2012, 23:52 UnderLord
 
The whole Challenge Weekend thing is just a lame attempt to distract you from the well-deserved shoeing that EA/Bioware are copping -
EA/Bioware in Full PR Damage Control Mode ***UPDATED***
 
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News Comments > All Zombies Must Die! Next Week
3. Re: All Zombies Must Die! Next Week Mar 6, 2012, 02:07 UnderLord
 
Erm, too late, by definition they're already dead.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Wyoming narrowly defeats measure to prepare for apocalypse Mar 1, 2012, 21:03 UnderLord
 
Those Wyoming lawmakers aren't too smart.
Without a plan B, people will have to fall back to the centuries old plan A - http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/lets-kill-all-lawyers
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Slovaks vote to name bridge Chuck Norris Feb 26, 2012, 15:35 UnderLord
 
Why would you do that? Who would dare cross it?  
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News Comments > Karateka Remake This Year
19. Re: Karateka Remake This Year Feb 18, 2012, 20:59 UnderLord
 
Two words into the article and the poor mensch's name is mis-spelt  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Apple "ignoring not solving" Chinese factory conditions - report. Jan 26, 2012, 23:46 UnderLord
 
Well there isn't a Ballmer and Jobs foundation is there?
I guess it's up to Bill and Melinda to save the Chinese slaves.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft's Information Quest
24. Re: Minecraft's Information Quest Jan 25, 2012, 20:33 UnderLord
 
I think it is a great idea!
If Quake I and Quake II had had such hours of gameplay-type reporting, we would never have had Quake III inflicted upon us.
<ducks>
 
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News Comments > Layoffs at id Software
42. Re: Layoffs at id Software Jan 11, 2012, 04:09 UnderLord
 
Jerryk said: "What? Quake 3 was more popular than Q2 and its engine was used in more games. The competitive multiplayer community generally agrees that Q2 was the worst Quake. People still play Q3/QL today."

That sums up the trap Id fell into. The biggest market segment for Q2 was the single player but the multiplayer community gets more notice taken of it's opinion due to it's intrinsically voluble group voice.
I had no use whatsoever for the story-less Q3 but us loner single-player types aren't ones to speak up by our very nature and Id fell for the adulation expressed by the multiplayer throng.
People do still play Q2 and even Q1 and Doom I and II on newer engines (and Unreal I and II too), we just don't shout it from the roof-tops.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: The First 4TB Hard Drive Dec 10, 2011, 03:02 UnderLord
 
"The (4TB) drive is priced at 26,800 Yen, which translates to $345. For comparison, the 2TB Deskstar 5K costs 19,780 Yen ($254), so the price per GB is very close."
No, $508 for 4TB would be very close, what the hell are they smoking?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: XQD cards Dec 9, 2011, 01:14 UnderLord
 
CF cards may have a connector similar to PCMCIA cards but they are primarily based on the Parallel ATA drive connector, which is why they are IDE-compatible with a trivial adaptor.
Also, what a lousy time to invent yet another FLASH drive form-factor just as new technologies are boosting the capacity and performance of existing formats.
 
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News Comments > New EA/BioWare/LucasArts TM
8. Re: New EA/BioWare/LucasArts TM Dec 4, 2011, 00:30 UnderLord
 
Just at the same time they are doing a Starship Troopers remake. Coincidence? I doubt it.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: The Internet Reacts to Kim Kardashian's Divorce Nov 2, 2011, 02:51 UnderLord
 
Yeah, I can see them reacting right here!  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: A new fan-made Skyrim video emerges Oct 14, 2011, 02:20 UnderLord
 
I had to SCROLL down to see this item. Oh oh, now I'm in trouble!  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
29. Re: Free software founder, Richard M. Stallman is glad Jobs is gone. Oct 10, 2011, 23:15 UnderLord
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 10, 2011, 13:17:
Steve Jobs once said Bill Gates would be a better person if he dropped acid and expanded his mind.

Now that's a goddamn hippie!

Jobs almost had it right apparently, but not LSD, Psilocybin - http://www.medpagetoday.com/Psychiatry/GeneralPsychiatry/28788
 
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News Comments > Scrolls Case Headed to Court
23. Re: Scrolls Case Headed to Court Sep 27, 2011, 21:22 UnderLord
 
Ah, I see that it was indeed Dragon's original innermost quote.
Apologies for not remembering who said what first then!
 
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