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Okay, this gets a little racy, but what can you do. So I'm listening to a repeat segment on the Howard Stern show today, and one of their long-time abusees had a familiar name from UGO. Turns out it's actually the very same guy, and it turns out gaming is not his only claim to fame by a looong shot. But I guess I should have known this already, as they referred to it in an April fools Joke. Weird, wild stuff.

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51. Re: Sep 17, 2006, 10:14 Enahs
 
Yep, I'm depressed as hell now...

The whole idea of MySpace and the fact that it is so popular depresses me.


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50. Re: Sep 17, 2006, 04:09 nin
 
http://www.mydeathspace.com/directory.aspx


That's fucking dark...


Yep, I'm depressed as hell now...



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49. Re: Sep 16, 2006, 18:29 Tango
 
http://www.mydeathspace.com/directory.aspx
That's fucking dark...

 
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48. Re: Stern Sep 16, 2006, 11:35 ExcessDan
 
Which leads me to the Gamecube as the only thing really keeping me going at the moment, The bongos are cool, and mario sunshine just keeps me coming back, despite knowing whats going to happen it just keeps drawing me in.

you looking forward to the new bongo game that's coming? i've been holding off buying my 4th bongo until i can buy it with game like i did with the others. jungle beat is a blast too. i know in canada you can pick up lego star wars (the first one) for 19.99 as it's player's choice.. check out that if you want some quick fun

edit: how about star fox assault? that hit player's choice recently too

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47. Re: Stern Sep 16, 2006, 10:09 Enahs
 
Yeah. At the fab they were known as glorified plumbers.
Yep, like I said boring.
Typically quality control and the like.


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46. Re: OT: In theatres today Sep 16, 2006, 04:49 Awesome Spume
 
I have zero qualm with anyone believing what they want to believe...except when their belief system means they're forcibly trying to foist their beliefs and value systems on me and everyone else who doesn't want them.

It's actually worse than that because they're actively brain-washing their own children. Someone somewhere is making money off this.

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45. Re: OT: In theatres today Sep 16, 2006, 03:57 TorTorden
 
Well when people start to get extreme in their beliefs and infringes on your personal rights, no problem personaly I wouldnt mind turning the gardenhose on any jehovas witnesses who would refuse to leave X|.
I responded with that statement, since your initial post was as extreme as any.

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44. Re: Stern Sep 15, 2006, 23:04 Zathrus
 
We are talking over $54,000 a year straight out of college with a B.S. degree in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering

Yeah. At the fab they were known as glorified plumbers.

 
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43. Re: OT: In theatres today Sep 15, 2006, 22:00 Cutter
 
yea, the freedom of belief is soooo un-american.

I have zero qualm with anyone believing what they want to believe...except when their belief system means they're forcibly trying to foist their beliefs and value systems on me and everyone else who doesn't want them. That's called fascism, pal. And last time I checked, fascism was an un-American value. In fact they fought 2 world wars against it.


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42. Re: Stern Sep 15, 2006, 20:13 Enahs
 
No, I never got into this for the money..

That is cool. I did not get into my area of study for the money either. I am however lucky and that if I want to work a boring job for a while I can make lots of money with very little to no experience. We are talking over $54,000 a year straight out of college with a B.S. degree in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering. The highest in the nation (and has been for years and years).

I of course want to go on further as I would like to go into research, but it is always nice to know that I always have a career to fall back on that will make a lot of money with no experience…and I can work anywhere in the world I want.


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41. Re: Stern Sep 15, 2006, 19:34 Cynips
 
Moving back to Sweden, when? Did you just come here to finish your phd in bugs right? Got a nice job lined up playing with bugs in Sweden?
We were always planning on moving back. Especially since the wife has a 15 yo boy who lives with his dad back in Sweden. He was over here in April last year but we haven't seen him since simply because we can't afford it on my crappy salary.

I'm here now on my third year as a postdoc during which time we've managed to produce two Americans I don't reallyl have a job waiting for me but as it is I'm up for a phone interview Monday morning for job as taxonomist at the Swedish Species Information Center. If I get it we might even have to move back earlier than the currently scheduled end of January next year.

Actually, moving back earlier would be a good thing since our Toyota Camry -85 isn't running very well. Had it in for an evaluation and for the absolutely necessary repairs it's $1397.94+tax! For a car worth $500 if it didn't have the whole break system failing.

If I don't get that taxonomist job, however, I may have to wait for ppl to retire from their curator positions at the Swedish Museum of Natural History which is what my career is narrowed done for. Fortunately I have unemployment insurance covering me for a year once we get back. Not much but should keep us afloat.

No, I never got into this for the money...


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40. Re: Stern Sep 15, 2006, 19:13 Enahs
 
Can't wait for a 2nd computer and a better connection when we move back to Sweden so we can play each other (including the oldest kid actually).

Moving back to Sweden, when? Did you just come here to finish your phd in bugs right? Got a nice job lined up playing with bugs in Sweden?


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39. Re: Stern Sep 15, 2006, 18:58 Cynips
 
Bored playing? I just play HL2DM and pretty much never get bored as long as I play on the right servers (read, right maps and right players). Even more fun now, since the wife thought it looked fun and started playing two months ago. Can't wait for a 2nd computer and a better connection when we move back to Sweden so we can play each other (including the oldest kid actually).  
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38. Re: Stern Sep 15, 2006, 18:15 The Truth
 
I think im just a touch disenfranchised at the moment. Hopefully the revo will pull me out of it

and dont worry, I get a good chunk of sunshine living in AZ, most of our weekends are taken up hiking the nearby mountains, and now that its getting cooler we can stay out for longer. (During the summer it was hitting 100+ at 7 or 8 in the morning, so we took a little break from it then, getting back into it all now!)
 
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37. Re: Stern Sep 15, 2006, 18:12 Bucky
 
That is the point of the game though. Note, there are many ways to win besides fighting (though it will always be required some). It is just a strategy game. It is however great and addictive, and you really must use strategy (make alliances, get other races to go to war with each other, etc) unless you set the AI to the lowest level, then it is just who has the bigger ship.

Actually, not always. My last game was a large map with 5 AI, all set to tough and I didn't fire a single shot (and I won). We all had very few planets and a couple of early wars left everyone really weak, I just kept my military high and flipped the planets of everyone that didn't ally with me (which was a lot of flipping since the Alliance bug was fixed).

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36. Re: Stern Sep 15, 2006, 17:56 Enahs
 
After some pushing from here I went out and got Galactic Civilizations 2. Started a game on a massive galaxy, built up and started to attack some race who wouldent give me all of their money. After a bit of this I could see exactly what I would be doing for the next 30hours. So I stopped. And uninstalled it.

That is the point of the game though. Note, there are many ways to win besides fighting (though it will always be required some). It is just a strategy game. It is however great and addictive, and you really must use strategy (make alliances, get other races to go to war with each other, etc) unless you set the AI to the lowest level, then it is just who has the bigger ship.


Sounds like you need some simple, not very deep game that each “mission” is “different” (though in reality they are the same…just different levels, etc). Or maybe just a vacation from your computer!

Maybe try something like a Splinter Cell game or S.W.A.T. (I love that game!) or a Hitman game.
That is, you just have “missions” to do; the environments are different, etc. And they are all just fun!


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35. Re: Stern Sep 15, 2006, 17:54 xXBatmanXx
 
Which leads me to the Gamecube as the only thing really keeping me going at the moment, The bongos are cool, and mario sunshine just keeps me coming back, despite knowing whats going to happen it just keeps drawing me in.

Anyways, im not really sure why I wrote all of the above, i guess im just rambling.

Roll on the Revo!

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34. Re: Stern Sep 15, 2006, 17:53 Masa
 
now I just take cd's with me in the car,

I affixed a little mount for my iPod to my dashboard and use that. I was pleasantly surprised to find a port specifically for the iPod on my car's CD deck.

These people are as anti-American as they come and should be treated as terrorists.


yea, the freedom of belief is soooo un-american.

Oh, he tends to talk in hyperbolic absolutes, it's kind of his trademark here.

 
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33. Re: Stern Sep 15, 2006, 17:22 The Truth
 
To catch up on some of the below comments (I started writing my long post like 3 hours ago, but got caught up in some meetings)

I recently stopped listening to NPR (I gave up with the commercial stations over a year ago, it still bugs the crap of me when i scan through the channells and get a complete loop of ads) just recently. The news was really getting me angry, so much corruption etc etc, now I just take cd's with me in the car, (ill get sirius so that I can listen to Radio 1 in a couple of weeks me thinks).

I dont even look at the news, other than to quickly read the headlines and make sure nothing insane is going on.

Soooo much bullshit, everywhere I look....
 
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32. Re: OT: In theatres today Sep 15, 2006, 17:19 Bucky
 
What is this 'radio' that people speak of? CDs when I'm driving and Pandora.com when I'm home. Good enough for me.


helped by using an addon sound board, so I will be putting the positively ancient creative adudigy board in later tonight.

Don't do it! Just pour a bucket of water on your computer instead, it'll be a lot less painful.

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I mean, not just bored, im talking insanely bored. Mostly with games.

It happens. Happens to me at times too, until I realize that what your describing is what is generally called 'gameplay'; the same thing for the course of the game. It's more like a temporary case of gaming A.D.D. but fortunately for me it goes away after a day or two.
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