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Nickname Anvil
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Description Ok So I'm an Oracle DBA,Web admin, Youth Worker stuff like that. So Bite me.
Homepage http://www.niall.litchfield.dial.pipex.com
Signed On Aug 19, 1999, 11:43
Total Comments 534 (Apprentice)
User ID 206
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
51. Re: BabyEgo Birthday Aug 3, 2004, 17:00 Anvil
 
hey congrats - missed this last time around - time to change the sig though

WalterEgo
Father to Blue's younger and better looking, yet smarter niece.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: Games without violence. Aug 3, 2004, 07:07 Anvil
 
tetris  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Next Week Aug 1, 2004, 17:54 Anvil
 
13th August. We have loooong weeks in the UK. Or perhaps just poor journalism.  
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News Comments > DOOM 3 Hardware Guide
86. Re: No subject Jul 30, 2004, 09:13 Anvil
 
Romero's ideas weren't all good - though I thought the Daikatana concept was excellent - they were creative ideas though.

The original concept for quake, the FPS/Role Play environment thing with hammers, dragons etc was cool as well. I bet that was Romero's.

Fortunately, id seem focussed on delivery of gameplay and graphical engine enhancements, given that they license the engine thats pretty good for gamers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: Cool! Jul 27, 2004, 16:10 Anvil
 
This isn't an example of how "books are always better" is wrong. Its an example, if true - haven't read the book, of how
books that are made into films are always better than the films they are made into

Books aren't always better, but great films live in the memory. Great books change the world
 
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News Comments > Doomsday!
42. Re: Noob Author Jul 23, 2004, 15:58 Anvil
 
Ray wrote (Hi Ray)

As for the article, I give Carmack one last really "new" engine and then I expect him to drop out or, along the same lines, push the "director" title to an extreme and heavily reduce his polygon-thinking time...

I tend to agree, he's been pushing out new 3d engines since I was about 15, and lets just say I'm no longer 21. In addition the comment long the lines of others will do the engine pretty soon anyway is probably true. When W3D and DOOM came out the engine was what truly made the game. Since Q2 I've been mightily impressed with the level design out of id, Bottom line even if JC left to do rockets or whatever id will continue to do well at least for the next 5 years.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: The Monty Hall page Jul 21, 2004, 15:51 Anvil
 
OK

so the Monty Hall problem is my single favourite "stats are freaky" demo (but I have more - classrom birthdays for example) and as such is repeatedly tried out on unsuspecting acquaintances.


so mucho kudos to blue for the link.

OTOH this particular eg is such a classic there are approximately 1 billion pages on the internet devoted to it (Google shows 18000 but what would they know) that surely it must have featured previously.

In the meantime I have some Monty Hall problem related tips.

  • Don't confuse your boss with it before a performance appraisal


  • Don't trigger mathematical and abusive discussions amongst your relatives by using it as a 'game' after a bottle of wine each


  • don't post random wafflings to an internet board about it - it aint big and it aint clever
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    News Comments > Colin McRae 5 Driving to PCs
    10. gameplay Jul 21, 2004, 01:52 Anvil
     
    drive a third faster with less danger of hurtling off... This does not sound like a step in the right direction.  
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    News Comments > Competitions - DOOM 3 at QuakeCon
    3. quote Jul 6, 2004, 11:39 Anvil
     
    the competitors' adrenaline rushing
    Nice


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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    36. Re: Deadwood Jun 14, 2004, 17:38 Anvil
     
    well soiling ourselves and lovejoy might go together - it isn't a recommendation now is it?  
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    32. Re: Deadwood Jun 14, 2004, 16:46 Anvil
     
    Ian McShane did something good - tell me it ain't so. If it is so - make sure we get it rather than repeats of lovejoy with the loveable antiques dealer/thief  
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    31. Re: Misc. Jun 14, 2004, 16:43 Anvil
     
    From the article:


    I just do not think the worst problem on our sink estates by any means is smoking,
    What is a sink estate?

    where the poor live

    No really

    Think trailer trash Annie saying "hell, I live in a shithole built on cancerous trash pits, my partner's a violent abusive drunk with a drugs problem and now I'm being told I can't even light a smoke". That was kinda John Reid's point.

    edit get the tags right idiot


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    News Comments > Consolidation
    8. Re: Gosen slams Microsoft out of fear Jun 9, 2004, 16:26 Anvil
     
    He went on to argue that it was in the power of the industry "to avoid artificially triggering a new generation before we are ready to deliver it."

    That isn't a thing to say - hey let the pc overtake consoles again - the argument is, we have a monopoly (or strictly cartel) and can decide when we release stuff, this is in the interest of the industry as a whole.

    It is of course entirely not in the interest of the consumer.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    23. Re: no RIP for Ronald Reagan? Jun 6, 2004, 17:20 Anvil
     
    Blue is a liberal, so what does he care if the man who hammered the last nail into the coffin of the vile communist Soviet Union has passed?
    ]

    What the Pope has died? no-one told me this.
     
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    News Comments > Singles Expansion
    32. Re: No subject Jun 4, 2004, 19:10 Anvil
     
    Menage a trois it is indeed (with appropriate accents).

    In the meantime since I live just 5 short miles from Basingstoke consider the local news at the link below and wonder - now why was it the developers retreated into a sad fantasy world again?

    http://www.thisishampshire.net/hampshire/basingstoke/news/BASINGSTOKE_NEWS_VILLAGES1.html

     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    59. Re: Sausage fest May 28, 2004, 11:39 Anvil
     
    My wife knows I frequent this site and has no interest in games whatsoever. She uses the computer to look for old furniture with the finish falling off.

    Hey we have some old furniture with the finish falling off - oh no wait that's the furniture falling apart my mistake.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    58. Re: Oral sex lessons to cut rates of tee May 28, 2004, 11:35 Anvil
     
    In deed, it is odd hearing a bunch of married men talking about STD’s and birth control for teens.

    Indeed! fancy parents being bothered about their kids.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Q&As
    17. Re: No subject May 25, 2004, 16:42 Anvil
     
    its a comment that says no-one is doing anything about the movie. Warner won't touch it or I'll eat my video card.  
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    2. Re: Hold on there, Blue May 11, 2004, 11:48 Anvil
     
    wouldn't damaging yourself be an excellent way of recreating the E3 experience?  
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    News Comments > It Came From E3, Part 1
    14. Re: E3 coverage May 4, 2004, 16:05 Anvil
     
    I'm guessing that a quantum leap in graphics technology means a jump from one energy state to another - i.e. you'll be needing a 3kw power supply not a 300w version.  
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