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Signed On Dec 12, 2003, 11:04
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News Comments > The Late Show
7. Re: No subject Jun 8, 2007, 09:26 rocketpcguy


is the added "dx10 improvements" (no, i did not mix up the dx9 and dx10 screenshots) worth the massive performance loss?

and we've been seeing physics in games for years. painkiller had excellent framerates, i don't see how you're arguing that you need dx10 to handle physics for playable framerates.
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News Comments > The Late Show
4. Re: No subject Jun 8, 2007, 06:22 rocketpcguy
DX9 is intentionally made bad. they made it seem as if you can only have physics with Dx10, obviously hl2 and havok proved it wrong. nfs proved you can have motion blur in dx9, while these videos seem to show its impossible. the rain and rain drop effect on the floor wasn't mind blowing, i dont see why dx10 is necessary.

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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Tests of Big Bang project put off to 20 Jun 7, 2007, 04:00 rocketpcguy
the experiment will cause the end of the world. the resulting forces will overcome the mass of the earth and beyond.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Microsoft threatens its Most Valuabl... Jun 6, 2007, 05:37 rocketpcguy
what a sad read.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: No subject Jun 5, 2007, 04:33 rocketpcguy
is there really a noticeable sound quality difference between the gigabyte/whatever onboard 5.1 sound card and a dedicated creative one?

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: No subject Apr 30, 2007, 10:44 rocketpcguy
man, thousands of goats, cows and other animals are being killed every day, why is that one that got killed in sony so big a deal? ever seen a goat face to face before? they're stupid. not like dogs, for example.
so many people are neutral to see PEOPLE and CHILDREN die of starvation, but when an animal with hardly any brains or understanding gets killed, its an outrage.

edit: the goat was also got from a butcher, and returned after the party. more a reason why it doesn't even matter.
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
1. DIRT: Colin McRae Off Road Apr 21, 2007, 05:21 rocketpcguy
damn, its like a photograph

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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?
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:

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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?

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?


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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:;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 (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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