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Signed On Jan 27, 2000, 01:12
Total Comments 1188 (Pro)
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
55. Re: 'puter questions Feb 2, 2004, 00:47 indiv
 
If a process is using as much CPU as it can get, how does having a faster CPU and more memory help the responsiveness of other processes?

More memory means that a process can stay in memory instead of being swapped out to disk (to make room for another running process), meaning much faster response from the system. Faster CPU means that the OS is more responsive and can switch between processes faster. Further, other processes will finish their processing faster, thereby giving more time to the CPU-intensive processes. When a process is taking 100% of the CPU, that doesn't mean that nothing else is running except that process (e.g., how is the task manager process computing CPU usage and updating its display if it's getting 0% CPU time?).

Faster CPU and more memory = better for everyone.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: No subject Jan 31, 2004, 16:12 indiv
 
>>>And lazy. And apathetic. And overly trusting.

>>I taught my dog to retrieve my remote control....that is lazy!

>AND overly trusting! There's gonna be spit all over the damn thing!

AND apathetic! Indifference over using a spit-covered remote.

 
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News Comments > Help Wanted
2. They forgot something Jan 31, 2004, 15:51 indiv
 
Warning: Job will become BORING very fast.

 
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News Comments > More 3000AD vs DreamCatcher
13. Re: is it me... Jan 31, 2004, 15:43 indiv
 
The thing that's so preposterous about this whole "MSRP" thing is that royalties are usually based on a percentage, and the ultimate amount made on a game is usually determined by the total number of copies it sells. For instance, if my royalty is 10%, I'd much rather get 10% of 100,000 copies sold at $19.95, than 10% of 30,000 copies sold at $39.95.

I think that DS and DC are factoring in the "niche-factor" of the game. From some of DS's posts, it seems that he expects a clear lower bound on the sales of his game (the niche crowd that will without a doubt buy the game--presumably consisting partially of those losers that hang out at his forum). Also, since it's a niche product, I'm pretty sure they've figured an upper bound on the sales of the game, meaning that there's no way they'll ever sell more than that (because it's not a product for a general audience).

In the case of a product like this game, I don't think DS expects that lowering the price will increase the sales (maybe a little, but not enough to justify it). Instead, DS is banking on the lower bound of the game sales at the higher price. x units at $39.99 is better than x units at $19.99 because they're not expecting more sales based on the lower price.

That's the impression I got from DS's posts, at least. But if I were a believer in karma, I'd say he's had it coming for a long time now.

 
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News Comments > On Universal Combat Pricing
1. Ouch! Jan 30, 2004, 11:36 indiv
 
Haha, budget title right out of the box.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: So...incredibly... Jan 30, 2004, 11:29 indiv
 
What struck me as the dumbest part of the article wasn't that they were attempting to ban teaching evolution. Instead, they're attempting to ban the word evolution, but teaching the concept will still be allowed. I guess for teachers that don't want to teach evolution, it'll just make it easier for them to "sneak" the whole concept by the kids without the kids noticing.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
111. Re: Moot Jan 30, 2004, 00:44 indiv
 
"shaving his penguin always made Phillip feel very moot."

Well, to be fair, shaving penguins is pretty damn moot.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Cool video Jan 28, 2004, 19:39 indiv
 
2nd one was a Metallica cover of nothing else matters... probably Apocalyptica playing it?

18 posts late with that answer.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Worst. Car. EVER. Jan 27, 2004, 22:28 indiv
 
I had a Ford Escort like that...you never knew if, when you turned the key, it would actually start, or play dead (we're talking dead silence - NOTHING happening)

Sounds like a clear case of your car intermittently losing its connection with the battery. Like if you tried to start it one time, the cable would just happen to be making contact with the battery and so it'd work, but then after vibrating around while you drove it'd lose its connection. Probably a little late advice, but did you ever have the battery cables checked?

 
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News Comments > Enemy Territory Source Code
1. Whoa! Jan 27, 2004, 21:05 indiv
 
Wasn't expecting this .. pretty cool.

Except it's already annoying having to download crap from every server, so I wonder what this'll do for the whole situation.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: Golden Globes Jan 26, 2004, 22:56 indiv
 
I'm glad that Mystic River and Lost in Translation as well as LOTR got recognition.

Ugh... Mystic River was full of great acting, but it ended up being such a bad movie. I thought it was predictable (although apparently the critics didn't...) and the ending had some major problems. I guess I'm kind of torn; I thought the movie was overall bad, but the acting was superb. Oh well.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Apple Case Mod Jan 25, 2004, 13:53 indiv
 
Also, I only noticed one of the two thousand or so people wave to the camera.

As the camera got closer to the end, I noticed a lot more people turning away from the camera and hiding their faces, too.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
2. Re: No subject Jan 24, 2004, 20:11 indiv
 
Finally! I was wondering when someone would attempt a game in the ostrich-racing genre.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
60. Re: Happy!!! Birthday!!! Tony!!! Jan 22, 2004, 20:37 indiv
 
กกก

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Euro Duke Nukem Jan 21, 2004, 12:21 indiv
 
Perhaps it's just a relative of Duke.

"It's pronounced frahnk-n-STEEN!"

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
66. Re: YES! Jan 20, 2004, 22:33 indiv
 
PS: Indiv, you wouldn't understand what critical analysis and reasoning is if it bludgeoned you about the head reapeatedly. On my worst day and your best and it's not even a contest. So please...spare me.

Hey, it's not my fault that in your quest for knowledge you closed your mind from balanced thought. Don't take it out on me.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: YES! Jan 20, 2004, 17:07 indiv
 
You should be thanking me for attempting to enlighten you.

You should be thanking us for attempting to open your closed, one-track mind, devoid of any critical-thinking skills (i.e., having no ability to understand a viewpoint other than your own).

 
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News Comments > FBI Half-Life 2 Raids
77. Re: Quick observation Jan 20, 2004, 02:14 indiv
 
Guilt is not the same as the concept of feeling bad for someone.

Revenge is not the same as justice.

And if just "copying data" isn't bad, and you wouldn't prosecute anyone if they "copied data" from you, post your credit card numbers, social security number (or equivalent), name, address, and phone number here in the forum. Obviously copying data isn't a big deal to you, so what's the harm if you put that data out for us to copy? Is it really a big deal if anyone gets your "secrets"?

 
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News Comments > FBI Half-Life 2 Raids
73. Re: Anybody with... Jan 20, 2004, 00:17 indiv
 
9 computers in their home office is doing something the law doesn't like.

Probably just a hard-core Everquest player.

 
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News Comments > FBI Half-Life 2 Raids
43. Re: pointless raid Jan 19, 2004, 19:17 indiv
 
and then he can get ANY network admin security job he wants

Well, except for those places that, say, don't want to hire people convicted of felonies.

 
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