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Nickname Dan =0)
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Description Just a guy looking for computer/audio work and gigs...
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Signed On Jun 25, 2004, 06:23
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Depth-sensing camera... Dec 11, 2007, 11:18 Dan =0)
 
I was amazed when I first read the headline this morning as "Death-sensing camera...". So much for not being awake.

But the tech in the article seems pretty cool - though it's only naturally the next step from using a remote control.

Give me my full-body VR suit, dammit!

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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Bah... Dec 10, 2007, 23:35 Dan =0)
 
Are you sure socket 754 is correct?
And that is a PCI-x MB, do you have a PCI-X video card, or is it agp?

What kind of CPU do you have and video card do you want to keep for now?

Well, granted I have a socket 939 CPU, but that's prolly already toast anyway.

Yup, I've got a PCI Express ATI card..

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3. Bah... Dec 10, 2007, 23:04 Dan =0)
 
I'm not a big fan of Foxconn, but there's a motherboard on newegg I've found there that's $30, with integrated nVidia graphics:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186067

Get it? Stay away?

I've also found Biostar (blech), Jetway (blech?), and ECS (???). I'm not looking to overclock, but then I don't want to get utter crap either. I loved my BFG Tech board, but it "passed away", along with the PSU, in September. (Yes, it's been that long, folks!).

I'd just prefer to resurrect my system at this point as inexpensively as possible, without sacrificing reliability... (which is why I'd prefer to stay away from the likes of Foxconn if I can help it...).

EDIT: ...and still be able to play the following games, not in any particular order:

SWAT4
Battlefield 1942 (with expansions)
Battlefield 2 (with special forces)
Battlefield 2142
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
MSFS 2004
Far Cry
COD 1
StarCraft (no worries about this)
WarCraft III (no worries about this)
The Movies
FEAR
Half-Life 2 (along with all the crap I got on Steam - CS, HL1, etc)
Project Snowblind
C&C The first decade
Guild Wars (prophecies/factions/nightfall)
American McGee's Alice
GTA: SA
Empire Earth
Rome: Total War
X3: Reunion

On top of this, I really hope my vid card survived so I can drop it on the new(er) mobo..

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Go Speed Racer Dec 7, 2007, 21:27 Dan =0)
 
q˙Umm... apparently it's gone )q

I was able to see it again, this time with sound.

I have to saz, WHAT THE F*** was with Emile Hirsche's voice? Speed was not a soft-spoken mamby-pamby.

Eh, just lowers my desire to see the movie that much more... not that it was ever really anywhere near the level of "OMGIWANNASEEITWTFBBQ!!!11!"

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12. Re: No subject Dec 7, 2007, 16:43 Dan =0)
 
And not bad in a good way.

Agreed... Looks like another FF4 or Lost in Space, but somehow worse.

The car looks kinda neat, but I'm not going to pay $10+ at the theatre to see that and a thin, poorly-done wrapper of a plot...

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9. Re: No subject Dec 7, 2007, 16:16 Dan =0)
 
but when I check in the evening... BAM.

Indeed. I frequent the board to read news, yes; but, I post more often in the afternoon/evenings.

Not that I have much to contribute with regard to gaming in particular these days, though.

On another note, snow's coming down here nicely.. it'll be fun driving home with all this soon-to-be slush.

EDIT: Just saw the Speed Racer trailer. I really hope they don't have that background "ramping" effect behind the characters in the movie, as they show in the preview. It works in the 'toons, but not in live-action for me. Too corny, even for Speed Racer... *ducks*

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13. Re: Damn Dec 4, 2007, 15:23 Dan =0)
 
My workplace, friends, etc are all Pats/Sox-lovers. I'm not a big sports fan/nut, so I mostly ignore all the hubbub surrounding that.

That being said, why do you hate Belichek? Just asking, out of curiosity.

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5. Yikes Dec 4, 2007, 12:37 Dan =0)
 
I don't think I've ever seen a cat behave like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF8fPkV9HNc&feature=related

Dan

PS Enahs, how's the pup dog doing? Noodle, I think?
 
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2. Chimps Exhibit Superior Memory Dec 4, 2007, 10:59 Dan =0)
 
Why not compare young chimps with young humans (say 18 or so)? I think that would be a fair comparison, rather than between young chimps and adult humans... But then, I'm not a statistician.

Get your paws off me, you damned dirty ape!

Must... see... movie... again...

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3. Anybody watch "Tin Man" tonight? Dec 3, 2007, 01:00 Dan =0)
 
What'd you think?

I thought it was all right, except for TMSST: the part where DG takes the axe to this ice-covered door - she appears to put very little effort into what should be huge strikes... that and the initial viewing of "Mystic Man" was slightly more bizarre than I could fathom

Hoping the second part will be as good or better...

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News Comments > Into the Black
10. Re: No subject Dec 1, 2007, 13:01 Dan =0)
 
just taking risk

Well, I stepped through a portal to an alternate (and risk-free) dimension or something last night, as I randomly decided to go to Barnes & Noble to get a music mag, and found myself listening to, and seeing in-person, Bob McGrath of Sesame Street. He was just wrapping up telling a funny story, and then started to sing "Sing a Song". Never got to meet the guy, as I had somewhere to be, but, boy - did that take me back...

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3. Re: Guitar Hero Nov 28, 2007, 16:49 Dan =0)
 
Agreed, I play guitar pretty well but suck at guitar hero. Something that GH can teach future musicians though is rhythm.

But yeah, I've seen some really good guitar hero players who use downstrokes only...you'll never play a real guitar like that and have it sound decent.

What I find saddening is that Guitar Center, a store that I consider sells professional music equipment, recently started selling GH3 with controllers...

Yes, I think it's nice that GH and similar games are getting people interested in "playing music" on some level, but the experience is not, as Jerykk Jeraxle pointed out, the same as playing on an actual guitar or other instrument.

Though, on another note (har har), I'd really like to get Rock Band, despite my roommates' indications that they would never even be caught dead playing that or GH...

(Unfortunately in my situation, acquiring new games/PC components is becoming more of a luxury right now...)

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News Comments > Star Trek Online Going Casual?
23. Re: This is where I say Nov 27, 2007, 14:09 Dan =0)
 
Hell, I do. Trek needed a serious reboot, and it's finally getting one.

I wasn't terribly impressed with Enterprise.

At least, not initially.

That's cancelled, now, of course...

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6. Re: No subject Nov 27, 2007, 11:43 Dan =0)
 
like joining the Star Trek fan club?

First rule about Star Trek Fan Club:

You do not talk about Star Trek Fan Club.



Heh, seriously, I hope he's shooting a bit higher than that.

Also see my latest post re: Perpetual / ST MMO from yesterday's BN. To sum, I just think the fans seem to have a better idea of where they want the series to go (outside of "down the tubes") better than the producers at this point.

It's like V'Ger looking for its creator, who no longer exists, and so cannot join with it to produce a new life-form. But then, I'm not seeing Rick Berman et al. as a collective Decker...

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20. Re: This is where I say Nov 27, 2007, 11:38 Dan =0)
 
A new movie is out next year

Yes, but it will be a prequel; I don't have very high hopes for it.

Just open the damn universe to the fans and let them have at it, to make new stories as they want them to be told, whether it be in games, books, television, whatever.

Reboot with a new crew, set it a few centuries past Voyeur.. um, Voyager, make it grittier. Federation corrupts, factions splinter off and spread out across the quadrants, as they try to find and control dwindling resources and make new discoveries (alien races/artifacts/entities/star systems/etc) along the way...

Probably easier said than done, though.

EDIT: Then again, that would somewhat take on the atmosphere of the revamped (and now ending?) Battlestar Galatica...

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11. This is where I say Nov 27, 2007, 00:58 Dan =0)
 
if I win the damn lottery I will buy this game from Perp and run it myself, along with a few fellow Trekkies...

Who's with me?

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5. Re: No subject Nov 22, 2007, 18:53 Dan =0)
 
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Ditto that!

Thirded!

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22. Re: Turducken Nov 21, 2007, 16:34 Dan =0)
 
Enahs, what'd I tell you about eatting stuff that starts with the letters "t-u-r-d"?

Hehehe... I only started hearing about that last year around this time (on Blue's, as a matter of fact), and had to look it up online and ask friends/roommates if such a thing really exists, because I thought it must have been a joke, due to the first four letters.

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14. Happy B-Day, Blue! Nov 21, 2007, 13:43 Dan =0)
 
All the best,

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1. Hadoken! Nov 21, 2007, 02:23 Dan =0)
 
Best. (live-action) Street Fighter. Video. Ever.

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