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Homepage http://www.theskyscrapers.org
Signed On Mar 7, 2001, 16:59
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News Comments > Portal 2 Preorders, Specs
30. Re: Portal 2 Preorders, Specs Feb 14, 2011, 22:12 Jim
 
Portal was one of the best games, ever. It is one of only 3 or 4 games that I played all the way through MULTIPLE times. I'm looking forward to Portal 2, and I don't think the $50 price is unreasonable.

I think this may be the first Mac game I ever buy.
 
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News Comments > Mirror's Edge 2 On Hold?
9. Re: Mirror's Edge 2 On Hold? Feb 14, 2011, 11:51 Jim
 
When I read the headline, the first thing that came to mind was "turned down edge"  
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition Announced
24. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition Announced Feb 11, 2011, 15:05 Jim
 
A hundred bucks and no pair of giant steel balls?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 8, 2011, 12:27 Jim
 
Microsoft
The shake-up should start at the very top. It is time for Ballmer to go.

Nuremberg Toy Fair
It's about bloody time that people realize that yes, you CAN make toys without all that plastic and chemical junk, just like 100 years ago. I hope this trend continues.

Bill Nye
A great read, thanks for sharing this link. I am shocked that a majority of biology teachers do not teach evolution. Our society seems to be moving in the wrong direction.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Test Drive Unlimited 2
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Test Drive Unlimited 2 Feb 8, 2011, 11:49 Jim
 
No demo?

I wonder if the crashes are any good...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 7, 2011, 20:02 Jim
 
The game was good.
The ads were so-so.
The half-time show was poor.
The rendition of the Star Spangled Banner was lousy.

I'm also pretty disgusted with the broadcast quality of Fox Sports. Yes I'm still watching standard definition tube TV, but their broadcasts have gotten worse over the past year. The scoreboard is tiny and almost impossible to read, especially the game clock. Any moving camera angle shown along the length of the field, the yard markers flicker in and out real bad, and the whole screen is grossly distorted as if they're trying to squish a HD wide screen signal onto my standard def TV (and yes, I'm watching their standard def channel). I first noticed this during the World Series so I guess they're not going to bother fixing it.

I've never been a big fan of Fox Sports (especially during baseball season), and this makes me dislike them even more. I know I should get HDTV but no other standard def channel gives me problems, just Fox.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2011, 12:25 Jim
 
Go Packers!  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. How Dell ships 65 screws Feb 6, 2011, 12:24 Jim
 
New ad campaign. "If you hate the environment, buy Dell."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Hugs Feb 4, 2011, 15:37 Jim
 
Hoop wrote on Feb 4, 2011, 14:15:
BBQ with friends tonight, I think as an experiment I will hang onto people when they give me the 3 second hug, see when things start to get awkward.
Supposed to get up into the 90's today & it will be light right up untill 9.30pm, hows your Winter going? .... sorry get me back in August.

Sounds like a great time for a star party. Show 'em the Southern Cross. Tonight we have our observatory meeting, I made a powerpoint presentation for the friend I spent time with down in Everglades last month that he is going to show when we saw the Southern Cross (my first time) just barely above the horizon right before morning twilight.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. gound hog day Feb 4, 2011, 11:59 Jim
 
Ok I'm going to be the grinch here. First of all, I think ground hog day is the dumbest "holiday" of the year, and the perennial tradition of repeating it just makes it that much more annoying.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Feb 2, 2011, 22:27 Jim
 
nin wrote on Feb 2, 2011, 21:42:

Never was a fan...


Same here.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2011, 22:29 Jim
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 19:24:
Yeah, the PB should definitely be after the SB. And the Black Eye Peas for the halftime show? Puke! Blah!

I'm not thrilled about the Black Eyed Peas either, but at least they're taking a break from the "Bands That Should Have Retired A Quarter Century Ago Half-Time Series."

Also agree that the Pro Bowl should follow the Super Bowl.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2011, 13:24 Jim
 
The temperature was -22C at the observatory this morning.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2011, 14:09 Jim
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jan 21, 2011, 13:03:
I'm in class and I have to fart so bad

Let it rip. The trick to use here is a slow, controlled release. It may still stink, but it may not be obvious who it came from.

I used to like the lecture halls that had the padded seats. Farts could be injected into the seat such that the cushion muffled the sound and the gas was contained. Next person that sat in that seat though, puffed up a cloud of stink.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: Too late for 38 Studios… Jan 19, 2011, 13:14 Jim
 
That wasn't such a sweetheart deal considering that the taxpayers (me) are most likely going to end up eating the cost of that loan.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2011, 13:59 Jim
 
kxmode wrote on Jan 17, 2011, 13:35:
I just lost the game...

Well you lasted quite a bit longer than I did. I lost it several months ago.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jan 16, 2011, 11:40 Jim
 
Nothing screams "we are completely out of new ideas" louder than "Pac-Man Reality Series." This has fail written all over it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Gateway Jan 14, 2011, 12:11 Jim
 
I didn't realize they were still around. I haven't seen a single piece of Gateway hardware, or known someone who has used one, in probably close to 10 years now.  
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News Comments > No S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Console Compromises
20. Re: No S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Console Compromises Jan 12, 2011, 13:46 Jim
 
DokterBeefcake wrote on Jan 12, 2011, 12:09:

I hope my silly cake analogy brought some light to 'lead platform' development. Or made you hungry.

The cake is a lie.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: APOD- 2011 January 9 - The Antikythera Mechanism. Jan 10, 2011, 16:00 Jim
 
kxmode wrote on Jan 10, 2011, 12:13:
More information about this ancient technological marvel be found on this video from Nature: Part 1 and part 2


Yeah not sure why this is featured now since it is not a "new" find (we've seen that image many times before), but still neat nonetheless.

I also wonder when we will start calling it the Antikythera Planetarium now that we know what it is (mechanism was the appropriate term when we had no idea).
 
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