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Signed On Apr 11, 2003, 10:10
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 16, 2011, 06:32 zirik
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 16, 2011, 05:59:
How long do you think would the USA hold the top technological spot in the world if it didnt "import" qualified engineers or scientists from overseas??

you do realize these imports accept lower wages than their american counterpart no? fewer college students take on engineering because the wages have not kept up with cost of living. a plumber or handyman can make more money than an entry level engineering grad. even the janitors in our office made more money than the civil engineer who came from thailand on H1 visa.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day II
11. Re: Quote of the Day II Jun 16, 2011, 06:22 zirik
 
space captain wrote on Jun 16, 2011, 00:50:
mag wrote on Jun 16, 2011, 00:39:
Not that it matters, since this is just the Internet and you have no reason to believe me, but I'm in the middle of the 'normal' BMI range with bodyfat well under 10%. I'm just allergic to bananas.

oh so you are just a pussy

who hates bananas.
 
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News Comments > Codemasters Hacked
21. Re: Codemasters Hacked Jun 10, 2011, 17:38 zirik
 
Nameless Again wrote on Jun 10, 2011, 13:43:
-management (We bought this already with out consulting you, now make it fit)

seen that happen a lot. end users and IT want a specific product but management approves and buys a different one because:

a) the vendor sweetened the deal with expensive dinners and paid vacations.

b) the vendor promised heaven and earth support which never materialize once problems occur with the product they sell.

c) management has a relative working for the vendor.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Beta Early Next Year
3. Re: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Beta Early Next Year Jun 10, 2011, 08:15 zirik
 
yeah the game looks cartoony. overly bright colors and lack of environment detail. its the opposite of the trailers they have been showing in the past.  
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News Comments > id Happy to be Done with Engine Licensing
35. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 9, 2011, 14:36 zirik
 
Theo wrote on Jun 9, 2011, 07:56:
also anyone who knows anything about modding id tech games can simply open up the MW2 directory and see Id's hall marks all over the structure and format of the install.

what i remember from the 2005 interview on pcgamer is that IW kept legacy id tech for the multiplayer part to make it easy for moders. thats why you will see the directory layout similar to id tech. the graphics engine is internal proprietary. wish i kept the magazine so that i can scan and upload the pages. i cant find a reference online.
 
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News Comments > id Happy to be Done with Engine Licensing
18. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 9, 2011, 00:08 zirik
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jun 8, 2011, 22:19:
very single Call of Duty game (and I guarantee you including Modern Warfare 3) runs on the Quake 3 engine.

wrong. they stopped using id tech since COD2. modern warfare is using proprietary engine.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/796/796451p2.html
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed: The Run Trailer
12. Re: Need for Speed: The Run Trailer Jun 7, 2011, 18:07 zirik
 
it is hard to drive when you have to go all the time!  
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News Comments > Brothers in Arms Furious 4 Announced
22. Re: Brothers in Arms Furious 4 Announced Jun 6, 2011, 22:22 zirik
 
one short of kung fu pandas furious 5.  
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News Comments > RAGE Trailer
46. Re: RAGE Trailer Jun 5, 2011, 00:19 zirik
 
Fion wrote on Jun 4, 2011, 22:20:
Megatextures can handle very per pixel texture differences, which is huge. It's much more likely that the valve is low poly and less detailed texture simply because it isn't important to the overall scene so they can cut corners so to speak to reduce the over all load on poly and texture budgets. I think it is also why some of the background textures or less visible/important areas are lower quality.

i agree not every object should have the same amount of detail but the level is about the water supply and the scene focuses on the machine that is used to pump water. maybe the LOD is biased towards character detail instead of the environment. john carmack used to pride in the fact that their games always had a balance between detail on characters versus the detail on the environment.
 
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News Comments > RAGE Trailer
45. Re: RAGE Trailer Jun 5, 2011, 00:11 zirik
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 4, 2011, 22:51:
Forgot to mention. Anyone notice no loading going from outside to inside? Nice.

so true. thats one of the problems i encountered on old id tech graphic engine used on quake 2.
 
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News Comments > RAGE Trailer
41. Re: RAGE Trailer Jun 4, 2011, 22:10 zirik
 
looked great until the part where the demo goes up to carlson. the pressure valve textures looked blurred out and low poly. megatextures couldnt handle small details?  
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News Comments > Prey 2 Trailer
2. Re: Prey 2 Trailer Jun 4, 2011, 15:51 zirik
 
ok im a bit lost. was the world of exodus in the first game? i only remember that small planet that orbited the earth where aliens were processing the humans. and it didnt look like the one in the trailer.  
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Forever Launch Trailer
7. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Launch Trailer Jun 2, 2011, 12:32 zirik
 
i think the porn is the only feature that will set duke apart from all the FPS today. back when duke came out there was only a hand full of FPS. now they are a dime a dozen and everyone borrows features from the next FPS. its a bit stale. had more fun making jokes about duke vaporware... unless garys mod is ported to duke forever. then we can all do our own home brew porn machinima!  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation May 27, 2011, 21:28 zirik
 
surprised piracy was not blamed for driving devs into multiplayer modes which require constant authentication.  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. May 27, 2011, 17:05 zirik
 
i thought publicly funded property cannot be trademarked by the govt? could anyone clarify this issue with the seal team 6 trademark?  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 27, 2011, 16:53 zirik
 
nobody is turning on the do not track feature because no ad/marketing firm has pledged to recognize the technology. without it the do not track tags embedded on cookies will simply be ignored by sites who track browser history.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 26, 2011, 16:46 zirik
 
dubfanatic wrote on May 26, 2011, 14:19:
$10 million? Banksters wipe their asses with that.

nah... they get hungarian prostitutes to do that for them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 26, 2011, 11:11 zirik
 
geek pride day? didnt know GLTBs have geeks.  
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News Comments > Carmageddon Countdown
13. Re: Carmageddon Countdown May 21, 2011, 19:42 zirik
 
Jerykk wrote on May 21, 2011, 19:28:
It's about damn time. Hopefully you'll still be running over pedestrians and not zombies.

yeah i remember having to order directly from interplay in europe to get the human blood version of the game instead of the zombie version sold in the US for the macintosh.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse May 21, 2011, 01:15 zirik
 
zuckerberg wants to sell kids to advertisers and open up a can of worms for pedos in facebook. the reality is there are kids under 13 already using facebook with fake profiles. he cannot implement a system to check the validity of information to register on facebook because that would all of a sudden shrink the user base. there are tons of fake and duplicate profiles on facebook.  
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