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Real Name zincthallinide   
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Description I went by hubricide here from inception until 7/27/2011.
Homepage http://www.realopedia.org/
Signed On May 28, 2004, 22:09
Total Comments 665 (Apprentice)
User ID 20985
 
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News Comments > Wednesday Q&As
4. Re: No subject Dec 28, 2005, 12:26 zincthallinide
 
There's only so far you can go with any 3d engine. Once you have realistic lighting and high-enough-resolution texture maps, what else is there? At some point you just have to wait as CPUs and GPUs can handle more and more data for games to become more and more realistic.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: derailed... Dec 27, 2005, 17:28 zincthallinide
 
It would be nice if the WMD intelligence had been correct.. but let's face it, if the US doesn't have a steady supply of oil, it dies. I'm sure that in the future we'll be less dependent on petroleum, but for right now, that's how it goes. And Saddam was a bad guy, WMDs or no.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: No subject Dec 27, 2005, 14:07 zincthallinide
 
Yeah, it's possible Stern's move to Sirius will be a general failure. We'll just have to wait and find out. As far as his last year, when you consider that his show is largely based on doing things that are 'distasteful' I can't blame him for complaining when he is endlessly fined and finally essentially gagged. What else is there to talk about at that point?

At any rate, you're right, Stern could fail miserably and fade into utter obscurity. I don't think that will happen, personally.. And even without Stern I still like the idea of listening to new commercial-free music from many genres, and as for an MP3-based stereo that won't give me any live content, it won't give me an easy way to listen to music I've never heard before, and I don't own a car.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: No subject Dec 27, 2005, 13:12 zincthallinide
 
If we're going to make vague assertions by saying '..has been known to..' then I can say whatever I want.

Personally I think Sirius' talk radio content is more compelling than XM's, particularly Howard Stern but also their other shows (that 'Wise Guys' show and Jay Howard), and they also have more sports coverage, if you like that sort of thing, as well as more 'big names' (if you like Martha Stewart and Richard Simmons and guys from random rock bands), and the same basic music/news/weather channels as XM.

It's possible that XM will ultimately be the victor in the satellite radio wars, especially since they're available straight from the manufacturer in more cars than Sirius and most people seem to do their radio listening while driving.. it still won't mean that XM is the better service.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: No subject Dec 27, 2005, 13:03 zincthallinide
 
XM has been known to suck.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Gledelig Andre Juledag til alle samm Dec 26, 2005, 17:19 zincthallinide
 
Religion is for the damned.

 
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News Comments > DEFCON Revealed
12. Re: No subject Dec 25, 2005, 02:04 zincthallinide
 
I wager that if America's military was unable to determine the source it wouldn't fire nukes at anyone. But I could be wrong.

 
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Mobilization
2. Woman swallows cell phone Dec 24, 2005, 18:40 zincthallinide
 
They'll be getting them implanted straight into their brains soon enough - this is just the first baby step. Gotta yak about what Suzy said about Jim!

 
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News Comments > Site Seeing
2. Re: yawnsville Dec 24, 2005, 14:17 zincthallinide
 
Someone yelled at me really loud yesterday, and I swear they said 'Osama' in there someplace. It's Federal Prison time.

 
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News Comments > DEFCON Revealed
1. No subject Dec 24, 2005, 14:00 zincthallinide
 
A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Airing of Grievances Dec 23, 2005, 13:18 zincthallinide
 
And what is the DEAL with OPRAH? She's FAT, she's THIN, she's FAT, PICK A WEIGHT and STICK WITH IT! I mean, REALLY!

And WHAT ABOUT people who PUSH on DOORS that CLEARLY SAY pull?! They PUSH, and they PUSH, and they PUSH, and NOTHING HAPPENS! I mean, WHO ARE these PEOPLE?!?!

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News Comments > CA Game Law Unconstitutional
4. Re: No subject Dec 22, 2005, 15:18 zincthallinide
 
They voted ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER for governor.. What more do you need to know?

He will TERMINATE all bad stuff and then HE'LL BE BACK and WHO IS YOUR DADDY AND WHAT DOES HE DO? I'M A COP YOU IDIOT. YOU-- SON OF A BITCH!

 
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News Comments > WoW Account Bans
15. Re: heh Dec 22, 2005, 10:25 zincthallinide
 
Every MMORPG has an empty endgame. I suppose they could just give you an infinite number of levels with an infinite number of spells and attacks (with damage that approaches infinity).. I wonder why no one has done this yet. I bet people would play them forever. People get addicted to gambling and stealing panties and anything else you can imagine..

 
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News Comments > Seed Sprouts
16. Re: No subject Dec 21, 2005, 17:38 zincthallinide
 
Blizzard has always been about cuteness with Warcraft, from the 'Zug Zug' and 'I can see my house from here!' sound effects to the cartoonish graphics (does anyone actually find the orcs scary?) and the dumbed-down interface (can only select 9 units at once?).

And oil as a primary resource? Magic internal combustion engines, I guess?

Even Starcraft and Diablo are more cartoony than anything.. In short, World of Warcraft is targeted at people who like bright colors and cutesy characters but no actual content. "Go get 5 frizzle skins to get a +9 to blizbop jerkin"!

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: No subject Dec 21, 2005, 00:58 zincthallinide
 
I like the part where they try to harness the ape's mighty power and he resists.

 
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News Comments > More In-Game Advertising
46. Re: Paranoid Dec 19, 2005, 17:59 zincthallinide
 
But.. Spock! We... need to have our.. technological synopses... spoken out loud!

 
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News Comments > More In-Game Advertising
44. Re: No subject Dec 19, 2005, 17:28 zincthallinide
 
Advertising is a necessary EVIL in real-life that we have to cope with.

Actually, it's not necessary at all. Everything that currently uses advertising to exist could easily move to a subscriber model. TV/radio shows, magazines, newspapers.. In some cases this would mean higher rates on services that are already subscription-based.

I think most people don't mind the ads. Personally I judiciously employ the mute button and fast-forward through them on any recordings (I can still make those, right?). In-theatre ads are a big reason why I no longer go out to the movies.. they make me feel like I just paid to be treated as a massive tool. I could never be a marketing guy.. Nobody NEEDS all this shit they sell, and the ads are always shameless.

 
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News Comments > More In-Game Advertising
22. Re: Adverts in-game Dec 19, 2005, 13:38 zincthallinide
 
Why does anyone care about Johnny Cash? "Burning Ring of Fire"? That Jail Blues song? The thing about a boy with a girl's name?

 
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News Comments > More In-Game Advertising
14. Re: Adverts in-game Dec 19, 2005, 11:50 zincthallinide
 
More seriously.. Pitt has always been more of a pretty boy than anything, though he seemed to sort of try to go for something with movies like 12 Monkeys and Fight Club, and Angelina Jolie has never been more than a walking pair of tits and lips. Movies like "Ocean's Eleven," "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," "Interview With a Vampire," and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" are all utterly pointless fluff, profitable utterly pointless fluff..

 
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News Comments > More In-Game Advertising
13. Re: Adverts in-game Dec 19, 2005, 11:45 zincthallinide
 
What, you mean a movie with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was only made to make money and not for any artistic purpose whatsoever?

IS NOTHING SACRED

 
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