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Nickname dubfanatic
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Signed On Aug 18, 1999, 17:13
Total Comments 1637 (Pro)
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. No subject Feb 15, 2008, 15:05 dubfanatic
 
Oingo Boingo?

 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Update
15. Re: ... Feb 14, 2008, 21:23 dubfanatic
 
The changes to the pyro are pretty good... the new burning sound and improved hit detection / range are effective.

Did they actually improve the hit detection and range? I didn't see it when I read the release notes. Perhaps I missed it, or they didn't put that in the notes? I haven't played it yet (damn midterms)

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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. No subject Feb 13, 2008, 22:52 dubfanatic
 
PDF isn't so bad, the problem is that Acrobat is a piece of shit. Foxit is so much better.

 
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News Comments > Sam & Max: Night of the Raving Dead Demo
7. Re: They should really stop making demos Feb 13, 2008, 19:40 dubfanatic
 
Considering the game mechanics are overwhelmingly identical between Season 1 and 2, these short demos are really all you need to determine if you're interested in the episode or if you want to change the channel, so to speak. Once you've played the free Season 1 episode you know what an entire episode plays out like from Season 1 or 2, more or less.

Actually, since the game mechanics are overwhelmingly identical to every adventure game that's ever been made, you'd know if you like it based on whether you like adventure games or not

Seriously, I don't understand all the hype around Sam & Max, but whatever floats your boat...


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News Comments > Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, AMD, and More in Gaming Alliance
11. Re: It will only work... Feb 12, 2008, 22:52 dubfanatic
 
you mean the console crowd?

No, he means the PC crowd... do you know what "resent" means?

 
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News Comments > Darkeden Live
1. No subject Feb 12, 2008, 17:01 dubfanatic
 
I guess the phrase "market saturation" doesn't translate to Korean very well.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Facebook Feb 12, 2008, 16:54 dubfanatic
 
I got my Facebook account permanently deleted by asking nicely in an email to their privacy address. At least, that's what they told me they did. I tried to log-in after that and I got an "invalid email/password combination" message, instead of the "deactivated account" message, for what it's worth.

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News Comments > Audiosurf Presales
5. No subject Feb 12, 2008, 02:46 dubfanatic
 
wow, sounds really cool. Hopefully the difficulty isn't too heavily weighted towards tempo, otherwise my huge reggae and dub collection won't be of much use... then again, if it is, my Fela Kuti collection will provide endless challenges!

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News Comments > Marvel Universe Online Cancellation Confirmed
12. Re: No subject Feb 12, 2008, 01:47 dubfanatic
 
who cares? MMOs suck balls

For once I actually agree with space captain...


 
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News Comments > Yahoo! Rejects Microsoft
11. Re: they have the leg up on google in Feb 10, 2008, 00:31 dubfanatic
 
a few areas, like the finance section and yahoo groups.

Don't forget about Yahoo Answers. Google retired Google Answers, but Yahoo's is still going strong (albeit essentially worthless due to a serious lack of quality control)

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News Comments > Sins of a Solar Empire Patch Plans
21. Re: No subject Feb 7, 2008, 17:17 dubfanatic
 
No, that just makes you a heathen. You can go back to playing console FPSes now...sniff.

LOL I don't like RTSes because I can't multitask and hence I invariably suck at them... however apparently this game is slower than most so maybe I might be mediocre at this one?

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News Comments > Grand Chase Beta
2. Re: No subject Feb 7, 2008, 13:31 dubfanatic
 
Well duh, that's how you're supposed to tell they are evil!

 
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News Comments > Sins of a Solar Empire Patch Plans
10. Re: No subject Feb 7, 2008, 13:28 dubfanatic
 
If you like strategy games and don't currently own Sins of a Solar Empire, you are stupid.

I don't like real-time strategy games, does that just make me half-stupid?

 
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News Comments > City Life 2008 & Satellite Maps
1. No subject Feb 6, 2008, 16:26 dubfanatic
 
whoa, that's awesome... I wonder what kinds of maps it will accept? I hope it takes my trippy IR map of Malaspina glacier!

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: People complaining about Global Warm Feb 5, 2008, 20:48 dubfanatic
 
There's no general consensus. And thus, Iím not sold.

There IS a consensus, but you have to filter out the junk science in non-scholarly journals and the advertisements for sensationalist books.

The only rebuttals I've seen about him have been ad hominem. Science is not disqualified just because of who's paying for the grad students.

He didn't get to be a professor at MIT by being a wack job. Science has to be answered by science, not by changing the subject about funding.

Questioning a scientist's sources of funding is not an ad hominem attack, and is entirely relevant. Pharmaceutical studies, for example, have exhaustive lists of funding sources. Are you suggesting that they are attacking themselves by including these?

As for volcanoes as a source of CO2, yes, but the difference is that a volcano doesn't erupt all day, every day for decades the way that a factory or power plant does (except for, say, Hawaiian volcanoes, but those erupt at a slow rate and mostly just spew lava instead of gas). The aggregate emissions from human sources vastly outweigh volcanic sources.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: People complaining about Global Warm Feb 5, 2008, 18:08 dubfanatic
 
nin, your first link describes an article published in the "Energy and Environment" journal, which is not in ISI's list of peer-reviewed journals. http://pubs.acs.org/subscribe/journals/esthag-w/2005/aug/policy/pt_skeptics.html

Your second link is a press release for a skeptics book... hardly what I would consider a scholarly source.

Try again.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: People complaining about Global Warm Feb 5, 2008, 16:47 dubfanatic
 
To truly fight Global Warming, you need to stop using your computer and any other electronic equipment for that matter, start "using the bathroom" in the woods, and beat your laundry with a rock by the river. In actuality, you can't wear clothes, because electricity is used to make them. And no, solar power isn't the answer either, because solar power uses machines that aren't made with solar power, and making these machines contributed to Global Warming. This is just a "small" example of what you'd need to do if you truly wanted to do everything in your power to prevent Global Warming.

So your point is that because living a completely natural lifestyle without releasing a single excess molecule of CO2 is really difficult, we might as well just shut up and deal with it unless we try to live naturally? How fatalistic.

Climate change campaigners believe we can strike a balance between technological advance and environmental responsibility. If Al Gore or David Suzuki release x amount of CO2 while traveling to a lecture engagement and they get their audience to reduce their CO2 output by x*5, would that not be a success?

*if it even exists, there seems to be just as many scientists countering Global Warming as there are supporting it. Not to mention that all we heard about 25 years ago was "Global Cooling" and the threat it would have to our world*

Oh really? Where are all these dissenting scientists at? What are their credentials? How come I've spent the last 4 years studying at one of the top-3 geography departments in the world without hearing a thing about this massive dissent, other than that the dissent is a tiny minority and are usually paid off by oil companies? Boy, do my profs have some explaining to do!

And hey, 150 years ago we all thought space was made up of "aether", I guess that makes our current understanding of astronomy irrelevant? And we used to think all illnesses were caused by imbalances of "humours", so I guess all modern medicine is quackery!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: No subject Feb 5, 2008, 15:47 dubfanatic
 
Think of the eco-webs as a domino effect. When one collapses, it may not set it everything but eventually enough dominos falling will cause the whole thing to come crashing down - and not in the pretty, neat way that dominos do. Extreme weather (hurricanes, tornadoes, et al.) will all increase - and have been. Eventually you're talking about a total disruption of life as we know it.

Not just that, but precipitation patterns will change and desertification will intensify in vulnerable areas like the Sahel and Gobi Desert. Previously viable farmland will become useless, and bitter resource wars will develop as a result, quite possibly involving the use of WMDs. It's not just the direct climate effects we need to worry about. The prospect of massive world-wide war is also a major concern.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. No subject Feb 5, 2008, 13:29 dubfanatic
 
My main issue is climate change, but of course no viable candidate says they'll curb short-term growth to save our sorry species from near-extinction, so I'm going to sit this one out. My state's not a Super Tuesday state anyway.

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News Comments > More GameSpot Fallout
3. Re: I visited... Feb 5, 2008, 00:14 dubfanatic
 
That's not too hard, GameSpot hasn't been worth visiting in years.

 
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