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Signed On Dec 12, 2003, 11:04
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News Comments > Evening Previews
1. Clive Barker's Jericho Apr 20, 2007, 09:15 rocketpcguy
 
jericho looks like a good game, but if the game was based on a real thing with a few unreal spooky stuff, it would be much scarier. at this point, its too impossible (government hires gunmen with supernatural powers?) to be a horror story.

 
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News Comments > DEFCON Patch, Linux Plans
3. Re: Ok Apr 20, 2007, 09:05 rocketpcguy
 
linux version would be great, but is it multiplayer only?

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. I'm brain damaged? Mar 22, 2007, 05:50 rocketpcguy
 
It's wartime, and an enemy doctor is conducting painful and inevitably fatal experiments on children.

You have two kids, ages 8 and 5. You can surrender one of them within 24 hours or the doctor will kill both. What is the right thing to do?
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But for a group of people with damage in a part of the brain's frontal lobe that helps govern emotions, the decision was far more clear. They would choose one child for death.

Wouldn't sacrificing one child be the best thing to do? Why would that make me brain damaged? I know its horrible, but its twice as more horrible if Im responsible for having both my children killed instead of one. Or am I insane?

Can any sane person explain?

 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: DnD in Trouble? Mar 16, 2007, 02:11 rocketpcguy
 
yay! more booty!

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: No subject Feb 25, 2007, 23:37 rocketpcguy
 
i never had trouble with quake 3 & 4 in linux, it ran very smooth with my nvidia card. yes, unreal tournament 2004 was slightly slower than the windows one, but the quake games seems fine.

and although it isnt accurate, its worth a look:
http://wiki.winehq.org/BenchMark-0.9.5

 
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News Comments > Evening Q&As
1. Game cock Feb 12, 2007, 23:10 rocketpcguy
 
GS: So what's the story behind the name?

HM: The idea is that as a publisher, we're more of a service group. So our job as part of the deal is to promote the developer. It's their name on the box. We do advertising and promotions, but it's their name in the highlight and we're in the background. And that's how it should be.

who'd want to work with them and be called penisheads?

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. ITunes for Linux - Don't Count On It. Feb 6, 2007, 01:36 rocketpcguy
 
i may be missing something here, but isnt the blog entry that was referred to from a clearly fake steve jobs who made the blog clearly as a joke (he called it fakesteve). why is everyone commenting there like its serious that apple will not make itunes for linux?

 
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News Comments > Monday Game Reviews
2. Re: No subject Jan 29, 2007, 12:02 rocketpcguy
 
yeah, installing hardware thats made in 1701, putting dirt, moles and meatballs into the case, and having the case burn in chaos shouldn't be more than 3/10.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Screenshots
1. amp II Jan 21, 2007, 15:26 rocketpcguy
 
anybody else finds these screenshots horrible?
and WHY can't they enable AA for these shots?

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: top ten Jan 17, 2007, 04:58 rocketpcguy
 
but if it takes thrice as long to write stuff to the flash drive than a hard drive, then the millisecond benefits of the better access times are gone, aren't they?
http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/flash2005.ars/9

and microsoft says it can use the flash drive when its out of memory (readyboost, not readydrive), but wouldn't it writing at small KB bursts be extremely slow according to the benchmarks above (most drives had 400KB/s write for 32KB bursts)

 
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News Comments > Subversion Revealed
7. Re: Using Subversion to track Subversion Jan 5, 2007, 06:39 rocketpcguy
 
but it's basic purpose is to let the non-techies just access the current build without pulling their hair out. Anyone know of a freindly front-end for this?

Try:
http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: Place your bets! Jul 27, 2006, 03:42 rocketpcguy
 
Researchers measured the students' heart rate and galvanic skin response before, during, and after gameplay. Those who played the violent video games were more pumped up during gameplay than while viewing the video. The opposite was true for the non-violent gamers.

oh wow, what an amazing discovery!!

suppose all their heartbeats were 100 b/X during the violent video. action packed violent games caused the gamers to go 150b/X, while solitare gave gamers 60 b/X.

OH WOW! violent games numb players to real violence!!!

either the article was written incorrectly, or it was a bullshit study.

 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. huh? Jul 27, 2006, 03:11 rocketpcguy
 
the same news from another site:
http://www.techweb.com/wire/security/191101268;jsessionid=FRYVA2OVQ5CM0QSNDLPCKH0CJUNN2JVN
Firefox's extensions have been criticized for lax security ... better extension security should be considered by Mozilla,

you first have to get infected by the "Downloader-AXM Trojan ", then open up the exe attachment from your mail. Once thats done, it obviously has full control over your pc. they made it sound like a firefox exploit, what on earth can firefox do to prevent its binaries from being modified, have a firefox daemon running in the systray?
anyone actually clicked the link in question? from the McAfee website:

Websites were found to be linking to the FormSpy website hosted at IP address 81.95.xx.xx and installing FormSpy using an old VBS/Psyme exploit targeting Internet Explorer. These websites are believed to have been penetrated and modified by hackers. VBS/Psyme can be detected proactively in Internet Explorer (IE) with VirusScan ScriptScan (VSE8.0i feature) enabled; whilst FormSpy can be detected proactively using the latest DATs and engine.

This is a detection for a malware that was discovered in the wild on July 24, 2005 (PST). Its installer was proactively detected as New Malware.ag (now Downloader-AXM).

It is installed as a Mozilla/Firefox component extension and will forward data submitted in the web browser to a malicious website.

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News Comments > Prey: Limited Edition, Yes - Linux, No
11. Re: ... Jun 27, 2006, 03:26 rocketpcguy
 
The biggest problem with getting it moved to Linux is not the graphics part, but the sound. The windows version of Doom3 engine does use some DirectX for sound, and Linux has a very poor sound standard.

isn't the standard (which also supports 5.1)+ called ALSA? you must be thinking of the old days of OSS, but that was several years ago.

physics which again would require some major code change over to linux

thats very unlikely, directx 9 doesnt have any physics code. unless they used something like .NET or microsoft libraries for physics (VERY unlikely), the code should be easily portable (its mostly math, no direct hardware interaction (PhyX card aside).

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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
9. Re: No subject Jun 5, 2006, 04:44 rocketpcguy
 
ms office has so many collaboration features, and there is no non-linux/bsd opensource application that does that. openoffice was designed for individual users.

there are high-end DTP opensource DTP tools that can have the same quality as major ones, but its either too difficult and/or only works in linux

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: No subject May 12, 2006, 16:10 rocketpcguy
 
so what do you recommend i use instead for pc to pc conversations?

 
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News Comments > Quake III Arena, Wolfenstein Patches
7. Re: GPL May 8, 2006, 16:46 rocketpcguy
 
plus you'd need to upgrade your 512KB video card, which could be a problem if you're poor.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
50. Re: I know whats wrong with me May 6, 2006, 13:06 rocketpcguy
 
if you have aspergers, whats you're "narrow but intense" interest?

 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: No subject Apr 30, 2006, 21:56 rocketpcguy
 
>Had Microsoft done it, we would never hear the end of it.

because we have to pay microsoft for the product with missing features

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Linux kernel patch 'fixes' cross-platfo Apr 20, 2006, 11:24 rocketpcguy
 
"Linux creator Linus Torvalds said on Wednesday he had patched his operating system kernel to fix a bug that had been preventing the virus from running."

ooookaaay...

and it seems you need WINE (windows binary runner) for it to work in the beginning?!

 
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