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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: No subject Oct 2, 2007, 16:57 Tom
 
Starting your article with a run-on sentence. Brilliant.

Think they'd print this garbage in a newspaper? It's not enough that the content of the story is 99% BS. They have to also have one of the most basic writing problems in the first sentence. Shameful.

 
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News Comments > New ForceWare Beta Drivers
24. what EVER... Sep 21, 2007, 18:05 Tom
 
I've been using 158.22 (April 20th 2007) with my 8800GTS with NO problems. No problems in BF2, Bioshock, TF2. Just because they're on a short release cycle and include app-specific fixes doesn't mean they suck. If you don't like upgrading your drivers often, then don't. Do it when you have problems, or maybe if your drivers are getting old (like more than 6-12 months).

The ATI drivers I had to use for my previous card were far worse. CCC was slow and a resource hog. Anti-aliasing would inexplicably stop working until I rebooted. I had to manually switch between profiles all the time. I'm much happier with NVIDIA's drivers. NVIDIA+RivaTuner is way better than ATI+ATITool ever was.

 
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News Comments > Preorder The Orange Box, Test TF2
169. Woohoo! Sep 18, 2007, 09:25 Tom
 
Played it before work this morning. Lots of fun. Ran great on my 8800GTS at 1600x1200 even though I forgot to take it off max underclock settings (1/2 core, < 1/2 mem). Although I did disable AA, which was enabled by default.

Gameplay was pretty cool. I tried most of the classes. I think medic was my favorite - healing people was just so fun ... plus you get kill assists for healing guys who get kills! But spies were a big problem. I got knifed by spies a lot. Need to learn how to play spy class.

Voice commands a la CS were great. In fact, the infrastructure of the game feels like a much upgraded CS. They had a lot there to build on. The result is many small details that are really nice. Death cam was a little disappointing though. Seems to show the guy that killed you well AFTER the moment of your death, which is only marginally useful.

 
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News Comments > More CryENGINE 2 MMORPG Plans
2. er.. Sep 14, 2007, 11:37 Tom
 
I wonder what they think of the choice of enemy in Crysis.

 
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News Comments > Crysis DirectX 9 & 10 MP Performance
10. Re: No subject Sep 13, 2007, 23:23 Tom
 
Wow, this really makes no technical sense at all. These limits come off as totally artificial. Nice try with the spin there, Crytek.

 
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News Comments > Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Demo Next Week
12. Re: ... Sep 4, 2007, 19:14 Tom
 
Sewer is the crate of map settings.

Haven't played this game, MIGHT try the demo but am skeptical and not expecting much. I think there's been one positive comment around here to every 50 or so negative ones. If it was a good game, the ratio would be more like 1:5 or 1:10.

 
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News Comments > etc.
10. um.. Aug 30, 2007, 18:24 Tom
 
I run AVG free on XP, fully up to date, and haven't had any problems with Steam, Bioshock, or anything else. It's never given me a false positive. Or any positive, for that matter. Maybe I should feed it a test virus sometime.

 
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News Comments > Wing Commander Soundtrack
8. CIC FTW Aug 28, 2007, 13:25 Tom
 
This seems pretty dumb, because there's a ton of Wing Commander music available for free at:
http://www.wcnews.com/music/

This includes the full soundtracks to WC1 and WC2 as played on the MT-32 - THE ultimate sound module back in the day. It's still a very special piece of hardware - full of character and the Wing Commander music uses it pretty well.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Why link to pay-only stories? Aug 28, 2007, 08:49 Tom
 
uhh...

"To continue reading this article, subscribe to New Scientist. Get 4 issues of New Scientist magazine and instant access to all online content for only USD $4.95"

"Site Blocked

This site has been barred from the bugmenot system for the following reason:

Paid subscription site."

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: No subject Aug 28, 2007, 00:58 Tom
 
You know what's real crap? I'm paying $60 to Charter now for 5Mbps/512kbps. That is crap. Charter sucks!!! But they're the ONLY option here. Curse them. Although, Verizon is even worse. They wired my whole town for FiOS, except for my street. They refuse to wire my street. Thanks a lot, Verizon.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Why link to pay-only stories? Aug 27, 2007, 13:29 Tom
 
The story "Smaller transistors suffer from tiny flaws" is only readable to paid subscribers of New Scientist. (No, hudsondog doesn't work.)

 
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News Comments > TF2 Soldier Movie
20. Re: World war 2 joke makes no sense! Aug 22, 2007, 19:22 Tom
 
Whoa. Brush up on your history a bit and then see if the joke makes any sense. Hint: Pay attention to the dates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_in_Europe_Day

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Music in Vista slows network performance Aug 22, 2007, 10:28 Tom
 
This is actually true! I just confirmed it on my work PC. File transfer was capped at around 10MB/sec while music was playing, went up to 25MB/sec when I paused the music. Good thing I'm not running this crap at home. It will be interesting to find out if this is really due to DRM, or just a monumental screw up - I'm guessing the latter...

 
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News Comments > BioShock Demo
54. Re: AA Aug 20, 2007, 23:20 Tom
 
How did you enable AA/AF? I tried forcing it with the NVIDIA control panel, but it had no effect in-game. Still lots of jaggies.

 
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News Comments > BioShock Demo
25. Wow. Aug 20, 2007, 20:48 Tom
 
I just played through the demo on an E6700 / 8800GTS and it was perfectly smooth. Didn't bother upgrading my drivers, and it still ran fine. It would be nice to find out what specific issues these drivers address. I'm not installing any beta drivers unless I really need to.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Diver is young fisherman's catch of Aug 18, 2007, 10:03 Tom
 
Gee, I would hope so, other wise when you say doctor you mean retard.

Uh huh. Because doctors do this kind of thing every single day. Ass.

 
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News Comments > Mafia 2 Announcement Nears
11. Yes! Aug 17, 2007, 11:50 Tom
 
The phone booth destruction in Mafia was outstanding. Can't wait to see what they do in the next one!

 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
6. Re: Obsolete? Aug 11, 2007, 20:46 Tom
 
This headline is sensationalist crap. Nothing here is obsolete or becoming obsolete. The headline completely misrepresents the situation, as anyone who bothers to read the article will see.

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: cool weather good for 360? Aug 7, 2007, 00:29 Tom
 
I wonder if places with cold weather can help keep a 360 alive longer

Sounds like a great question for the "Everybody Votes Channel". Oh wait, wrong console.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: No subject Aug 7, 2007, 00:03 Tom
 
That is sad. He inspired others, including my favorite...

"QML- Was Blahbalicious inspired by any other movie?

Avatar- It was inspired by some of the other Quake movies. I dont think it would exist if Operation Bay Shield hadn't been done, but we ended up scrapping most of the Die Fette Faust ideas."

http://www.machinima.com/article.php?article=340
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blahbalicious
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqGIIoSSQQ8

 
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