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Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. No subject Dec 16, 2007, 19:12 Bucky
 
There's more snow out there than I've seen in several years, and that's after an unusually warm Fall. Not that I mind too much, just sayin'.


On another note, I'm playing laptop repairman today. I'm reinstalling Windows XP on a laptop and need a good free firewall. Any recommendations? It's been awhile since I've had to secure a Windows system and I'm not sure if the free version of Zonealarm is still the best bet or if there's something better out there now.

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News Comments > NVIDIA ForceWare Beta Vista Drivers
2. Re: sheesh Dec 14, 2007, 00:17 Bucky
 
A lot of their driver releases have to do with adding game profiles for SLI support. This is a godsend for me, as my 7950GX2 requires those profiles as well even though it's a single-slot solution.

I literally just grabbed those drivers too, as I just installed Vista after getting a good deal on it at CompUSA. Now I need to go buy a DX10 card....

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Okay, maybe I... Dec 13, 2007, 13:29 Bucky
 
It's getting really nasty out there.

Same here in Western Massachusetts. Good thing I have some sick time left to burn up before the end of the year, as I'm sure as hell not going to work in this crap.


I also highly recommend that people visit a local CompUSA if there's one nearby, they have some damn good deals going on. I picked up a pair of Sennheiser HD465 headphones for $30 ($50 from newegg). These things rock too. I didn't realize it, but from the sound difference I must have blown out my old headphones. Oops.


PS-Too much yellow!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: No subject Dec 12, 2007, 13:01 Bucky
 
How's THAT for rough.

I found out the other day that Sprint charges $30 per MB of data (at least they do on my plan). I found out the hard way--we won't say by how much. Verizon Wireless charges $1.99/MB. My contract ends in July.

Fortunately I just saw on spoofee.com that Sprint is changing some of their surcharges, which constitutes a material change. I should be able to get out of the contract and avoid the $200 early termination fee. Then they can kiss my ass; service sucks, customer service sucks, billing sucks, etc, etc.

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News Comments > Moring Tech Bits
3. Re: Vista Dec 12, 2007, 11:44 Bucky
 
Yeah, they pulled the free software part around noon yesterday---about an hour after I signed up. I found out right after I took the survey, so they got that outa me though I'm sure as hell not installing that program now.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: EVGA Step-Up is a good thing! Dec 11, 2007, 12:46 Bucky
 
Glad I followed everyone's advice about buying EVGA - just submitted the step-up info for the new 8800GTS 512 MB.

How painless was it? I'm very tempted to buy the 8800GTS 512 in the next few weeks and then use the step-up in February when NVIDIA releases their high-end 9 series card.

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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Gameplay Stats
27. Re: UT Dec 9, 2007, 00:27 Bucky
 
I'm really trying to like TF2, but the turrets everywhere really ruin the game for me. What's the skill in deploying an uber-killing machine and watching the points roll in?

Turrents aren't really that hard to take down unless there's almost no teamwork going on. Soldiers and Demomen can make short work of turrents, and a medic+anyone can as well. Remember two things: 1. Turrents have limited range and, 2. They have a delay between lock-on and fire. I've actually found that taking out a turrent in the intel room in 2fort is pretty easy as a scout due to the lock-on delay and the scouts inherent speed.


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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Gameplay Stats
23. Re: No subject Dec 8, 2007, 22:34 Bucky
 
I like to have the feeling that if I kill someone, it matters, and if I die, it hurts me and my team.

Amen. The respawn timers also add a certain amount of flow to the game, where teams can push back and forth as reinforcements hit. Personally, I avoid fast respawn servers like the plague.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Ads Dec 7, 2007, 12:28 Bucky
 
Gah, that frackin' Boost Mobile flash pop-up ad is really driving me nuts. Turning ad-block on for now and firing off an email to blue.

Or am I the only one getting that?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Bad Ad Dec 1, 2007, 22:28 Bucky
 
I've been getting a really annoying Boost Mobile flash pop-over ad the last couple of days. Anyone else?

If I see it again I'll grab the URL and fire it off to Blue in an email.....and yes, I know I can kill ads. Blue's is specifically whitelisted.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: No subject Nov 28, 2007, 12:26 Bucky
 
Does anyone else have the problem of clicking a link in email or a document and Firefox opening two windows?

I've never seen that. Try disabling all of your extensions and testing, it sounds like something is acting a little wacky. You know, I'm kind of surprised I've never seen something strange like that, considering how many extensions I have installed and running. *knocks on wood*

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News Comments > Unreal Tournament 3 Beta Patch
5. Re: No subject Nov 25, 2007, 17:59 Bucky
 
I said the beta patch was available in the previous ut3 thread 2 days ago:

Direct your eyes to the left side of the page, where you will see a 'Submit News' link. Use it.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. No subject Nov 21, 2007, 10:32 Bucky
 
Happy Birthday Blue!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: No subject Nov 20, 2007, 12:03 Bucky
 
It seems to be snowing. Before Thanksgiving. Why do I suddenly get the feeling that this winter is really going to suck....and why do I come to this realization after having just traded in my truck for a car?

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News Comments > On PC Gaming
2. Re: No subject Nov 16, 2007, 11:22 Bucky
 
PC gaming is huge; what makes it seem to be dying is that the gaming industry as a whole has grown so much, with a good portion of that growth coming from consoles.

The way I see it, PCs have a larger number of games available (and higher quality) than ever before, but it's consoles that grab the headlines. Sales numbers for the Wii, Halo 3 sales numbers, etc, all make PC gaming seem as if it's in it's death throes. However, my PC games collection from this decade is much larger than the collection from the 90s. It's not a result of a change in gaming habits (if anything, I have less time now) but a result of better games being made, and having more choices.


I should also admit that I'm a PC gaming fanboy. My favorite genres are all done better on the PC (FPS, MMO, RPG, RTS, TBS) and the control scheme still can't be beat. Then of course there's the simple fact that games still look better on a PC. The only downside (to me) is that PC gaming is more expensive than console gaming. I do a system upgrade every 1.5-2 years, and it's usually in the $1500 ballpark. Then again, I don't need a mouse that cost $100, but I have one.


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News Comments > Sins of a Solar Empire Movie
1. No subject Nov 16, 2007, 11:09 Bucky
 
I watched it last night and had to fight the urge to preorder it on the spot.

I still might lose that battle.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bit
3. Re: Nov 15, 2007, 23:57 Bucky
 
It gave me an issue when I tried in the middle of the day (Orange Box here too). Dunno if they were just swamped or what; I'll try again tomorrow.

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News Comments > Thursday Hardware Reviews
1. New AMD Cards Nov 15, 2007, 11:35 Bucky
 
I think AnandTech put it best--while not making them king of the hill the new cards do put them back into a competitive position, especially considering the price/performance ratio. It's only made more significant by the fact that 8800GTs are hard to get, and even harder to get at the announced launch price.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: No subject Nov 13, 2007, 12:41 Bucky
 
Argh!

Just came out of a few rounds of TF2; I had 6 people dominated at once as a Heavy (not all in the same life, though)....and then I was autobalanced. *sigh*

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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor Date Poll
4. Re: No subject Nov 9, 2007, 00:53 Bucky
 
Already voted January. I could use a little time too.


That's gonna be one brutal AI by the time Frogboy gets done with it.

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