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Signed On Apr 11, 2003, 10:10
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 16, 2011, 17:55 zirik
 
CommunistHamster wrote on Nov 16, 2011, 11:33:
"Half of adults" will always be out of touch with the youth. Not sure what can be done to fix it.

let the other half mature so that they dont have to fix it.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Turns Ten
9. Re: Ghost Recon Turns Ten Nov 16, 2011, 17:53 zirik
 
Aero wrote on Nov 16, 2011, 17:40:
Also liked watching the replays.

ditto. what was great about the replays was the fact that they were not recorded video. the replays were recorded game data that plays back using the graphics engine. i love the way you can free look, change playback speed and camera point of view.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Turns Ten
8. Re: Ghost Recon Turns Ten Nov 16, 2011, 17:49 zirik
 
Shok wrote on Nov 16, 2011, 11:53:
I thought at first they were giving it away for free when I saw that "In celebration of the tenth anniversary" but, alas, no freebies and it being Ubisoft you would probably have to stay connected to the internet to play their free games too.

i was also hoping for a giveaway too. i would even pay for an updated graphics version of the original a la halo anniversary. they did release an ad supported ghost recon a while back but for some reason deactivated it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2011, 00:51 zirik
 
Pigeon wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 15:58:
Given that, I'm more likely to side with the players, but its still pretty hard to sympathize with either side. The lowest paid player makes ~450k, and the owner with the least net worth is still worth ~$80million. How about cheaper tickets and merchandise for the fans who on average only make ~$49k a year

agree. its hard to side with the owners when they get huge tax incentives from local and state govt. the fans always get the short end of the stick with expensive ticket prices and rip off concession stand food.
 
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News Comments > The Fighter Collection Plans
11. Re: The Fighter Collection Plans Nov 14, 2011, 13:45 zirik
 
they should just merge the series with ARMA. give air assets to DCS and ground forces to ARMA. also amazing how much detail these guys know about US equipment and tactics when for one thing the programmers are russians and their technical advisors from the fighter collection are mostly brits with the exception of one retired USAF who helped make the falcon 4 game manual accurate.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Bans
24. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 12, 2011, 21:19 zirik
 
Veterator wrote on Nov 12, 2011, 21:02:
Im guessing they still use punkbuster.....which I have had it flip out on me for being out of date..but I've never actually seen it catch an obvious cheater.


same here. i have never seen punkbuster detect and kick off an obvious cheat playing on a ranked server on ANY online game that uses it. all i see are people getting booted because they dont have the latest punkbuster files. the auto download feature of punkbuster never worked for me either. i always have to manually download and install the latest version.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2011, 21:12 zirik
 
oh god please no animated or flash with sound sigs. possibly the most annoying features on public forums.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Remember the Nov 11, 2011, 09:16 zirik
 
LittleMe wrote on Nov 10, 2011, 22:34:
Don't have time to read the whole thing but so far that looks like a fucking great article. Let the chaos reign!


SOPA, ACTA, CDA, etc. too many laws made for the sake of copyright but each one has the potential to trample free speech. order the blacklisting on search engines of websites based on potentially offensive (aka porn) but still legal content. govt carving out territories by preventing its citizens from accessing websites based on the type of domain name used regardless of content. this is coming from the US congress and not the ayatolla of iran.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 10, 2011, 17:30 zirik
 
zynga management should have realized it in the beginning and given out stocks proportional to the employee contribution to the company. i agree that the company should be dragged to court and forced to honor their original offer. the google chef is a new term on an old phenomenon for successful companies. when home depot went public they created a lot of millionares. among them were secretaries/front lobby receptionists and one very lucky caricature artist who designed homer.  
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News Comments > DCS: Black Shark 2 Hotfix
4. Re: DCS: Black Shark 2 Hotfix Nov 10, 2011, 17:16 zirik
 
kylania wrote on Nov 10, 2011, 08:50:
zirik wrote on Nov 10, 2011, 08:12:
its a long list of features they could have enabled in the first game.

That's basically what they did, except you retain your BS 1.02 game which can still play with Flaming Cliffs 2 players if you wanted to. Otherwise you'd have lost that ability.

so it is a patch.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 10, 2011, 08:37 zirik
 
all the govt has to do is pass a law that makes it illegal for banks to use SS# and drivers license to identify customer accounts. but both sides of the political landscape are too lazy to act.  
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News Comments > DCS: Black Shark 2 Hotfix
2. Re: DCS: Black Shark 2 Hotfix Nov 10, 2011, 08:12 zirik
 
its a long list of features they could have enabled in the first game.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2011, 17:26 zirik
 
Shineyguy wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 12:25:
zirik wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 11:37:
Cutter wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 10:38:
I go to put the cpu back in and drop it bending a few pins. Sigh. So careful as hell try to get them straightened up, no joy. So off to the store for a new CPU...$142 later...man that was an expensive cleaning. On the upside though my new CPU is twice as fast as the old one. Went from triple core 2.1 to quad core 3.8.

at first i was a bit confused about the location of the pins then i realized you must be using an AMD cpu. amirite?

Other clue would be he went from a tri-core processor to a quad. Intel doesn't offer a tri-core processor.

thats true. i was wondering about that too.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2011, 17:25 zirik
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 16:04:
DDR3 is ungodly cheap right now, I saw 8GB of Ripjaws for $35 yesterday.

memory is cheap but damn those hard drive prices doubled since the flooding in thailand affected manufacturing. i was looking at $69 2tb drives last month and now the cheapest i could find is almost $150.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2011, 11:37 zirik
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 10:38:
I go to put the cpu back in and drop it bending a few pins. Sigh. So careful as hell try to get them straightened up, no joy. So off to the store for a new CPU...$142 later...man that was an expensive cleaning. On the upside though my new CPU is twice as fast as the old one. Went from triple core 2.1 to quad core 3.8.

at first i was a bit confused about the location of the pins then i realized you must be using an AMD cpu. amirite?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2011, 11:34 zirik
 
im gonna eat boiled eggs with salt in honor of heavy d.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 9, 2011, 00:01 zirik
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 22:57:
Ok who fed the Evening Legal Briefs after midnight? They seems to be multiplying!

maybe they got wet.
 
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News Comments > A Valley Without Wind Update
2. Re: A Valley Without Wind Update Nov 8, 2011, 12:08 zirik
 
a valley without wind is a valley with no beans.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
10. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 7, 2011, 09:23 zirik
 
Crustacean Soup wrote on Nov 6, 2011, 23:10:
Aside from that, it making a comeback because it's hip; because it's a nice collectable object complete with cover art, lyrics and whatever else (while you're lucky if you even get a little leaflet with a CD these days); and because for some reason CDs are intentionally mastered horribly these days (e.g. dynamic range compression), while vinyls aren't.

you totally read my mind. album covers were a big part of why people collected vinyl. they still have a bigger impact than those tiny CD inserts. a lot of 70s bands commissioned great designs for their records.
 
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News Comments > DCS: Black Shark 2 Launch Trailer
8. Re: DCS: Black Shark 2 Launch Trailer Nov 6, 2011, 23:09 zirik
 
bigspender wrote on Nov 6, 2011, 02:48:
i thought that when you uninstall the game it gives you your activation back?
how many times do people want to install their games anyway? its not like you have to reinstall everytime you start it up.

not on starforce. you dont get it back even when you uninstall it properly. and losing an activation is easy. you dont need to reinstall it. simply trying to install it the first time and having your computer crash will cause you to give up one. there have been posts on their forum where someone with graphic driver problems lost all available activation because the game wouldnt launch properly. but that was with the first DCS.
 
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