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Nickname Tigger
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Description Alive and breathing...most of the time.
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Signed On Sep 28, 2000, 19:01
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
83. Re: Satellite thing Sep 2, 2004, 16:54 Tigger
 
I had a friend that had his “professionally” installed, and it was always crapping out on him. I got some info from the satellite provider and using a little simple trigonometry I discovered the installer had it facing almost the opposite direction it needed to be (and as I referenced to earlier, it was not tightened down properly).

Thats why I opted to stick with dialup until cable finally came to my area. I put up my own Dish and never had any problems while people that lived on my road kept telling horror stories like the one you told.

I don't know how an installer can fuck up an installation - you only have 3 axis to worry about - and they GIVE you the angles and data for all 3 - all you have to do is match the hash marks on the dish for 2 of them and know how to use a compass.


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82. Re: AvP Sep 2, 2004, 16:45 Tigger
 
Tigger - My main point was that you still have the phone line hooked up/used with satellite - not like most broadband connections.

I'm sorry, I wasn't trying to sound like a smart ass - but message boards (like e-mail) are tonedef. Sorry about that.


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69. Re: AvP Sep 2, 2004, 15:32 Tigger
 
The maximum upload speed for a dialup modem depends on the modem standard used:

V.90 - 33600 bps
V.92 - 48000 bps

I think the reason they insisted you get the professional installation was because the box you get now is a transceiver - and the microwaves it puts out are quite hazardous to your health. If this is the case, you could get upload speeds close or equal to your download speed, but the latency would kill you - so it wouldn't matter.

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61. Re: AvP Sep 2, 2004, 14:50 Tigger
 
(obviously, due to the design of the data requests) extreme latency, relative to online gaming.

Satellite is EXTREMELY slow for gaming - the latency is so bad, you're better off using a 56K modem.

File downloads themselves will hover in the DSL upstream speeds - about 250kbps.

Installation might cost you an arm and a leg - when I checked into it (2 years ago), the installation fee was $600 and they made you get the 'professional' installation. I tried telling them that I installed tactical satellite systems and I knew my way around setting it up - but they wouldn't budge.


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20. Re: No subject Aug 17, 2004, 19:24 Tigger
 
Hey, nice way to change your post while I was driving home (I read your original and edited versions before I left work).

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18. Re: No subject Aug 17, 2004, 16:42 Tigger
 
I think this has to do with drug related problems amoungst other things with that age groups then with violent games.

No. The numbers aren't in for 2002, but between 1976-2000 Gang Related Homicide was number 1. Drug related was 4, accounting for 5.5%. You better not come back and say "I think" unless you have facts.

Exaclty, but should we bar all 17 year olds from everything that morons happen to sue over for supposedly "causing violence bullshit".

OK, slowly this time - and in plain English.

No. People that raise these lawsuits against games see them as evil or corrupting. They are neither. The issue at stake here (and always has been) whether people of this age are capable of either A) Make a judgment call whether it's real or fake OR B) Are sane enough to know the difference. For good measure, we can add C) Have enough guidence at home to help them with A or B.

REMEMBER - FACTS

I'm not going to respond unless you start to do a little research. I've already wasted more than enough good time checking my own than this is worth.


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16. Re: No subject Aug 17, 2004, 14:25 Tigger
 
What the hell kind of judgement calls does a 17 year old have to make while playing Manhunt that deals with real life.

Quite a bit, actually. People 17-19 account for the third largest age group of homicide offenders in the US in 2002.

http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/02cius.htm

The bible and Shakespear's plays contain many extreme acts of violence that some people might be offended by and sue over for some stupid "it make a person violent" reason.

I know, thats my point. People sue over stupid shit today - and this is one of them.






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14. Re: No subject Aug 17, 2004, 09:54 Tigger
 
The theory that violent media causes violent behavior in youth. What else.

I NEVER said that violent media causes violence in children or teenagers. What I posted was a link that makes the argument that teenagers don't have the mental capability to make good judgment calls. Is that true of ALL teenagers, certainly not. Let me bold that so that you can read it:

Is that true of ALL teenagers, certainly not.

And let me bold the next part, so you’ll read that too:

But because this society is so full of suing each other for this problem or that, it's necessary to err on the side of caution.

And don't even get me started about that shit.

The article goes on to say that scientists believe that humans begin to have mental capacity and life experience to start making good judgment calls around their early 20s. Looking back on my life, I can certainly see that this may indeed be the case – as I made a fair number of bad judgment calls in my early 20s.

Back to my point, seventeen-year-old kids should NOT be playing this game, because IF they are looney or can't make good judgment calls, WE ALL LOSE. Mom and Dad call to have the game taken off the market. The courts and the people are sympathetic – I mean, he was only 17 years old. The kid couldn’t have possibly been unstable or misguided – no way. It’s ALWAYS the <insert ‘evil influence’ here>’s fault.

And what good does that do anyone? It doesn't do the publisher or the studio any good because they just spent a ton of cash making and putting the game out. I lose, because I like the game and want to play it and the 1st Amendment takes a beating because now it's OK to censor something that might be inappropriate for some part of the population. Let’s be honest, it isn't right for a 5-year-old to see porn, but it doesn't mean that they should suppress that form of media. And the same is true of video games. Just because some people can't distinguish between fantasy or reality, doesn't mean they should take it off the market.

Video games are the flavor of the month - expect it to be something else in the future. And we'll have the same arguments and fight the same battles when it was Dungeons and Dragons and heavy metal music- a few misguided crackheads ruined it for us all.




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12. Re: No subject Aug 17, 2004, 09:09 Tigger
 
Silly Game? Sorry, but that thoery you talk about is a load of CRAP.

What theory? Careful now...think before you respond.

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10. Re: No subject Aug 17, 2004, 07:13 Tigger
 
If you want to play the silly game of 'disprove a theory' we can, but then we will likely disprove your contention that media does not cause violence. But thats not realy the point.

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7. Re: Same old shit Aug 16, 2004, 22:00 Tigger
 
I hope your not pushing that whole violent video games cause such detrimental effects on kids crap.

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But, re: Tigger's point, I'd imagine that if you are screwed up enough to be affected to the point of killing someone on account of playing a game, the idea that these urges will go away at your 18th birthday is laughable.

Sigh.

'Teen Brains on Trial'

http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20040508/bob9.asp

Age-related brain differences pack a real-world wallop, in his view. "From a biological perspective," Fassler asserts, "an anxious adolescent with a gun in a convenience store is more likely to perceive a threat and pull the trigger than is an anxious adult with a gun in the same store."




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4. Re: Same old shit Aug 16, 2004, 16:05 Tigger
 
First off 17 isn't a kid anymore and second of all what's wrong with 17 year olds playing this game. How much more impressionable is a 17 year old then an 18 year old.

Anymore? I didn't know it stopped at some time in the past.

http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20040508/bob9.asp

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2. Same old shit Aug 16, 2004, 14:03 Tigger
 
She said her son's 17-year-old killer, who was allegedly obsessed with the game, had mimicked the Man Hunt video quest by carrying out a brutal killing."

I can't believe we are still having this discussion.

17-year-old kids shouldn't be playing these games. Period.


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News Comments > No Win98 DOOM 3
185. Re: Pathetic Jul 29, 2004, 07:14 Tigger
 
I don't think I would have been running Doom3 on less than normal settings, Farcry runs over 40fps with everything except AA on highest, and it don't bitch about 98!

You are at your limit of memory that you can use with Windows 98 - you'd eventually have to upgrade because
Windows 98 isn't designed to handle more the 1GB of RAM.

Read:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=304943



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News Comments > No Win98 DOOM 3
179. Re: No subject Jul 28, 2004, 14:10 Tigger
 
You make the mistake of thinking that XP is somehow better than 98, in much the same way that a Radeon 9800 is better than a Radeon 7500. And that my friend, is a filthy, dirty lie.

No.

XP is more stable. Period. If Microsofts software strategy bothers you that much, stop bitching and install Linux.

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67. Re: Who Cares? Jul 19, 2004, 14:54 Tigger
 
I was under the impression they did this a few years ago? They're not the most knowledgeable group, true, but they're a nice alternative to Best Buy. The one at my local store are actually tolerable.

Not very knowledgeable at all - remember that whole Divx DVD deal they were pushing a few years back? A sales associate at Circuit City was trying to tell me the quality was better, I'd be able to play my purchased Dixa DVDs in any other Divx DVD player and that 'Divx is going to be around for a very long time'.

A couple months later, Divx folded.



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64. Re: Who Cares? Jul 19, 2004, 14:49 Tigger
 
Just kidding of course. My wife would come first.

So does mine, but I think she is actually more excited about Doom 3 than I am - she hasn't been the same since we saw it at Quakecon 2002...she even told me to upgrade some key parts of my gaming rig to 'prepare for the event'.

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30. Doom! Jul 19, 2004, 12:18 Tigger
 
I've actually loaded up jDoom with the 3d models and have started playing thru Doom II again.

OMG, I forgot how annoying some of those levels were.

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News Comments > Derek Smart and Freespace 3?
159. Re: Freespace 3 Jul 16, 2004, 08:51 Tigger
 

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I was not replying to the real Derek Smart.

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News Comments > DOOM 3 - Client/Server Yes, DVD No
59. Re: seenitall Jul 15, 2004, 10:38 Tigger
 
I'm pretty tired of the "id is an engine company not a game company" line. It's overused, and just not true.

People have forgotten that id pioneered FPS games as we know them today.

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