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Homepage http://www.theskyscrapers.org
Signed On Mar 7, 2001, 16:59
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. MGM Reboots Wargames Jun 25, 2011, 17:33 Jim
 
Why?

Hollywood sucks. They can't come up with anything original anymore.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
2. Mozilla and Google force businesses to use Internet Explorer Jun 25, 2011, 17:27 Jim
 
It is really a whole different mindset. Using Mozilla or Chrome forces you to think about future-proofing your development projects rather than constantly trying to support legacy code. Unfortunately, IE for years has forced people to use hacks and quirky behavior to get things to work. Now the big organizations that have thousands of users are stuck with it. IE6 is dead as far as I'm concerned, and IE7 in just about there as well.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Mozilla retires Firefox 4 Jun 22, 2011, 22:17 Jim
 
I wish Microsoft would shitcan their browsers 1/10th that quick.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2011, 12:51 Jim
 
nin wrote on Jun 22, 2011, 09:57:

Ah, yes. The game that made me buy a 3d card.



I was a bit behind the curve, as I didn't get my first 3d card until Quake 2, but Quake was the game that brought me to Blues News.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - F.E.A.R. 3
8. Re: Ships Ahoy - F.E.A.R. 3 Jun 21, 2011, 14:33 Jim
 
Demo?  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Firefox Jun 20, 2011, 21:48 Jim
 
Seems like FF4 just came out of beta last week. I guess they're following the Chrome method of versioning. And in keeping with Firefox's longstanding "every other release is a dud" trend, I'm expecting 5 to be worth trying (4 was shit, especially in Windows).  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. drop test Jun 20, 2011, 13:31 Jim
 
Conclusion: Drop any tablet face down onto a hard surface and it will break.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Windows 8 Jun 20, 2011, 13:30 Jim
 
The only things I care about in the next version of Windows:

1. Stop requiring the user to have to drag a scroll bar or select an item in a window before it can be scrolled. This one has been annoying me since '95 (although back then they offered a powertoys extension to fix it).

2. Fix the tooltip z-indexing issue. Sometimes tooltips are obscured by the taskbar, sometimes they show through other windows. This bug has also been around for ages.

3. Stop making the control panel more convoluted each release. KISS!
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Jun 20, 2011, 13:12 Jim
 
The graphics, physics, and just about everything else in Duke Nukem Forever belong in 2003.

As is expected of a console game.
 
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News Comments > QUAKE "Reboot" Possible
26. Re: QUAKE Jun 17, 2011, 13:15 Jim
 
The original Quake was one of the best games ever made, and following its development is what got me coming to Blues News way back in the day.

The Strogg themes were good, but they didn't beat the original creepy monsters, otherworldly dungeons and atmospheric music of Quake I. Its hard not to get nostalgic about a remake, but it's also important to keep in mind that remakes never recapture the essence of the original.
 
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News Comments > DNF Review Dust Up
28. Re: DNF Review Dust Up Jun 15, 2011, 11:50 Jim
 
They were doing better when the game was not released. The whole point of Duke Nukem Forever was that it was never going to be anything other than vapourware.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 14, 2011, 10:55 Jim
 
A photo of those crows perched in the dead birch would make a good background for the website header "All the carnage that's fit to post"  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 13, 2011, 13:57 Jim
 
I always LOL at how much people piss and moan when one of these major web sites does a redesign. I have never used Netflix so I don't have a comparison, but whenever Twitter or Youtube has done it in the past, it has generally resulted in a slightly improved user experience, but people complain. When Facebook moves 1 pixel it makes front page on CNN and people complain about it for weeks.  
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News Comments > Kotick Buying Myspace?
12. Re: Kotick Buying Myspace? Jun 9, 2011, 20:01 Jim
 
I don't need to be a financial adviser to know that this is a really bad investment. They'd be better off buying into (subprime) mortgage backed securities. Myspace is worth squat, and in the future it is more than likely to be worth less than squat.

which will likely be for under $100 million

Better be an order of magnitude under $100 million.
 
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News Comments > RAGE 2 Already Planned
3. Re: RAGE 2 Already Planned Jun 9, 2011, 12:06 Jim
 
Coming to a non-PC gaming device near you in the year 2022.  
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News Comments > id Happy to be Done with Engine Licensing
14. Re: id Happy to be Done with Engine Licensing Jun 8, 2011, 23:11 Jim
 
The only id engined games that really stand out were the id games themselves.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 20:36 Jim
 
It's going to be 98 here tomorrow. I was going to go to the observatory tonight, but threat of thunderstorms made me decide not to. It looks like last weekend was THE good weekend of the season. Transparency well above normal and 2 solid clear nights. I wish I hadn't wasted Monday now. Ah well, unsettled for the next several days, then its Full Moon again. At least I got in some good viewing and saw the supernova in the Whirlpool Galaxy. Some good imaging too, got this shot of the Milky Way: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30623046@N08/5802193149/in/photostream/lightbox/  
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Jun 7, 2011, 08:01 Jim
 
WWDC  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 6, 2011, 13:09 Jim
 
I lost interest in E3 when PC gaming was no longer the primary focus.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jun 5, 2011, 23:06 Jim
 
I finally picked up World of Goo.  
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