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Signed On Jun 25, 2004, 06:23
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Avatar Blues Jan 12, 2010, 15:35 Dan =0)
 
Well, I'll repeat myself (paraphrasingly) - I thought that it was visually fascinatingly well-done, with an "okay" plot. Yes, the emotes on the characters' faces affected me more so than characters' faces in prior CGI attempts (Polar Express, for example) and the jungle was very highly detailed with lots of beautiful flora and neat fauna - but I'm not going to delude myself by thinking I can or should go back there to that FANTASY (as visually wonderful as it was).



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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 11, 2010, 01:55 Dan =0)
 
Somehow mentally I replaced "Jeremy Irons" with "Ron Jeremy" in that title. So much for reading comprehension.

Night all.

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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2010, 13:00 Dan =0)
 
Happy belated birthday to Frans - and yes, Stephen Hawking, Elvis, and a personal DJ friend of mine.

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3. How Much Are Twitter's Tweets Really Worth? Jan 8, 2010, 09:57 Dan =0)
 
When going there, I get the message: "This content is no longer available on the BusinessWeek Web site. "  
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4. Re: Metaverse Jan 3, 2010, 19:57 Dan =0)
 
You'd have to pay me to listen to one of Bono's albums.

I used to like U2 "back in the day..." but even now listening to those older tunes, I think something along the lines of, "Man, is his voice shitty or what?" Yes, I can "hear" the energy he puts into it, but somehow it lost its direction and went every which way. I'm not expecting an opera singer, no. But...

Great, now I have the chorus from that "Wild Horses" song stuck in my head...

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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2010, 17:16 Dan =0)
 
LOL Dan I was thinking the same thing.

Great minds...
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2010, 16:05 Dan =0)
 
I have to say that the rollercoaster vid made my day. Simple pleasures in life, even in old age - on a (virtual) rollercoaster.

I don't know how they'd fare with the rollercoasters I've built in RCT3, though.

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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 1, 2010, 16:51 Dan =0)
 
I had a most bizarre night. Just email me if you want to "hear" the story.

And as far as "safe", I've already injured myself a few moments ago, so that's out the window. Which makes me a little less happy.

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3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2009, 13:14 Dan =0)
 
Shaaaare, shaaaaaarrrrreeee-uh!

(Sorry, Charlie the unicorn moment.)

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6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 29, 2009, 00:41 Dan =0)
 
I've got a DVD set of Thundercats I still haven't watched.

I'll let you know if nostalgia kicks in when I get around to watching.

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2. Re: Face of Mankind Beta Ends, Premium Trial Period Begins Dec 28, 2009, 22:27 Dan =0)
 
I like the music in the trailer.

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19. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 28, 2009, 22:07 Dan =0)
 
Oh I've already found Brucie.

My trackball doesn't scroll, sadly.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 28, 2009, 21:51 Dan =0)
 
Well, so far I've got Jacob to like me, saved what's-his-face from death and killed Vlad so I guess things are progressing smoothly?

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9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 28, 2009, 15:54 Dan =0)
 
but nin (SST):

It was mentioned earlier in the movie by Sigourney Weaver's character (Dr. Augustine) that there was a biological reason for the planet to be "knowledgable" in the Avatar universe. Not to say that it was explained well, but at least there was a sort-of explanation.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 28, 2009, 13:33 Dan =0)
 
Seconded on Avatar in 3D - though I didn't see it in IMAX.

On a completely different note, having played through GTA IV for many hours (I've got the week off ), here are my thoughts:

-Graphical glitches every now and then (lack of water texture makes an ocean appear... well, mostly barren, with the odd flotsam and jetsam seemingly "floating" in midair.

-Monster of a resource hog. I'm running it at 1280x720 on a monitor capable of 1680x1050 max, with Geforce 7900GT-based card w/ 256MB(?) VRAM... Athlon 64 X2 2.1GHz, 2GB RAM. All graphical settings are set to their lowest possible ("1" or "Low"), apart from the resolution itself.

-Plot? Sorry, but I had -very- little idea of what the Jamaican guy (Little Jacob, I think) was saying when I ran with him on a few side missions... The main missions (Roman, possibly Vlad), however, are pretty interesting plot-wise, and I have gotten to a point where I seem to have made a crucial decision that might affect the narrative/ending/etc. Let's hope that it's more than just status quo by the end of the episode.

-Vehicle handling, once I compensate for framerate/sluggishness, is really not all that bad.

-The ambience does resmble New York or a composite of New York + other cities(?) and looks pretty realistic. Statue of Happiness = Statue of Liberty.

-I really wish I didn't have to sign into two different accounts and have those run in the background as a -requirement- to multiplay, -on top of- running Steam...

-...but I do appreciate that I can upgrade/expand my PC beyond the capabilities of the XBOX360 if I have/need to.

-Why can I still run Crysis at medium settings and full resolution (1680x1050) and have barely a performance hit when compared to my old monitor (1024x768 max)???

-Despite all my criticisms, the game definitely is fun.

-Windows Live, work in-game, dammit! I want to sign in and do a bit of multiplayer!

Ahem.

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3. Re: Getting connected- a history of modems Dec 28, 2009, 00:27 Dan =0)
 
ATDT  
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16. Re: Old Radio Shack Catalogs Dec 25, 2009, 19:22 Dan =0)
 
Just bought GTA IV off Steam. Removed a couple of mods/games from the compy to make room (yes, the HDD is that full).

Well, I double-click GTA IV on the Steam games list aaaand.... "The Steam servers are currently too busy to handle your request. Please try again in a few minutes."

Okay, so I removed Counter-Strike, and double-clicked to reinstall that. No error/warning message there as it starts re-downloading...

Is GTA IV being slammed on Steam?

And yeah, I know I've seen the warnings about performance issues and all that...

EDIT: Duh, Merry Christmas! (Went to visit my grandmother's grave - her bday's on the 24th.)

EDIT2: Never mind, GTAIV's coming down the pipe now...

EDIT3: Holiday Star Wars video - I have no words to describe the reaction that I had to that... but it was "inexplicably bad".

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3. Re: Evening Screenshots Dec 24, 2009, 09:01 Dan =0)
 
Actually (the House MD game) reminds me a little bit of the film rendition of "A Scanner Darkly".

Hugh Laurie > Keanu Reeves.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2009, 15:24 Dan =0)
 
Happy bday Shul!  
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3. Re: Wikipedia Dec 23, 2009, 09:56 Dan =0)
 
Perhaps it's an issue of neutrality, for example an advertiser might only agree to give them money if the article about them made them sound better or something.

I would have to agree with Nerf2009. Impartiality is important. When corporate interests enter the picture, that impartiality cannot exist.

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