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51. Re: No subject Sep 25, 2007, 16:18 Krovven
 
This could go downhill quickly, but I would just point out the number of Iraqis that have been either killed or are sitting in prison.

The people are experiencing a horrifically large amount of violence. Edit: I think it is extremely telling that we often do not mention that or gloss over it.
More than "we" have - by far.
I'm not anti-war, under the right circumstances.

Personally, I am pro-removal of Saddam, under the right circumstances.

But what was the reason we went to war in Iraq? How many reasons have we been given thus far? What have we done since then?

I do not like how we entered Iraq and I do not like what we are doing in Iraq right now. I see the xenophobia increasing at an alarming rate, too. Even taking on the Saddam issue, if our goal was just to get rid of him, we needed to do it in a completely different fashion.

America would never let - tolerate, period - another country invading us in the fashion we invaded Iraq.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Do I have an answer for how it should end, no. But I do know it shouldn't have started in the first place. I didn't like Saddam, nor do I agree with anything he has ever done, but the invasion was unlawful as was his so called trial for war crimes that the US knew about (and provided the weapons for) for 20+ years.

Does this mean in about 20 years we get to hang Bush jr for war crimes?

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50. Re: A real Halo 3 review Sep 25, 2007, 09:31 nin
 
Looking back, do you think those two games deserved those scores, nin? Generic Halo and completely screwed up Halo 2? So


The difference is that, unlike some people here who openly dismiss, if a game gets good ratings, I'll actually try it as opposed to blowing it off...

But if people do blow it off (no matter what game it is), it doesn't bother me in the least, as it's their loss and not mine. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'll go where the games are, regardless of which platform...



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49. Football! Sep 25, 2007, 02:26 Cutter
 
Pack is looking good. Real good. I hate to even say it for far I might jinx them. Go Packers!


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48. Re: No subject Sep 25, 2007, 02:25 Cutter
 
I mean, what would you do if you were in charge? Not care whatever anybody else does, and do nothing to insure the safety of your country/citizens?

Exploiting and murdering people en masse for profit and power has little to do with "the people". Theirs, or ours.

I mean seriously, do you know of any other way to do that?

Yeah. Stop murdering and fucking everyone else over for a fast buck. It's really none too difficult to grasp.


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47. Re: No subject Sep 25, 2007, 02:18 Ray Marden
 
This could go downhill quickly, but I would just point out the number of Iraqis that have been either killed or are sitting in prison.

The people are experiencing a horrifically large amount of violence. Edit: I think it is extremely telling that we often do not mention that or gloss over it.
More than "we" have - by far.
I'm not anti-war, under the right circumstances.

Personally, I am pro-removal of Saddam, under the right circumstances.

But what was the reason we went to war in Iraq? How many reasons have we been given thus far? What have we done since then?

I do not like how we entered Iraq and I do not like what we are doing in Iraq right now. I see the xenophobia increasing at an alarming rate, too. Even taking on the Saddam issue, if our goal was just to get rid of him, we needed to do it in a completely different fashion.

America would never let - tolerate, period - another country invading us in the fashion we invaded Iraq.

Leaving it at that,
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46. Re: A real Halo 3 review Sep 25, 2007, 02:09 The Half Elf
 
Visually, Halo 3 to me looks to be about the best looking game out there, and even surpasing Crysis. Went and got my copy and played around in the first level, and went and played a multiplayer match (2nd place, not bad for a guy who hasn't played Halo 2 in a year)

Honestly i really hadn't followed Halo 3's development as I rather be surprised rather the read everything I can get my hands on. With the Forge Editor, the Video System, and just how good the game looks I'm highly impressed, especially after replaying Halo this morning.

Time to medicate and sleep

 
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45. Re: A real Halo 3 review Sep 25, 2007, 02:01 Ray Marden
 
Meh - I already posted my ramble in the console thread:

http://tinyurl.com/3dtlhb

And in rebuttal:

97% Halo - http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/xbx/halo?q=halo

95% Halo 2 - http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/xbx/halo2?q=halo

Looking back, do you think those two games deserved those scores, nin? Generic Halo and completely screwed up Halo 2? So

And I have seen a few of the really glowing reviews comment on Bungie's repeated use of its cut and paste level design along with some poor teammate A.I.
Nin, you tool! Hee hee.
Wondering what will be "different" in this Halo,
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44. Re: No subject Sep 25, 2007, 01:07 Warhawk
 
Went ahead and ordered the MSI MB and the Samsung 21.6" LCD monitor (both on sale) - will go ahead and RMA the DFI board when it arrives.

OK, come on, let's see more things go on sale!

Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.
 

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43. Heroes Sep 25, 2007, 00:15 Kxmode
 
Soooo glad season 2 started tonight!

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42. Re: No subject Sep 24, 2007, 22:50 Creston
 
because we are "freeing" the Iraqi people from whatever horror that preceded the mess that is Iraq now.

A mess that is perpetuated by terrorists who use the current unstable situation in Iraq to try to blow up the entire middle east. Or are you forgetting that somehow?

It isn't the US that's perpetuating the fighting. The fighting on the US' part was over in a few months when Saddam's regime was kicked to hell. People celebrated.

Ever since then, it's been the terrorists that have sunk Iraq back into hell. Remember? We're not the ones blowing up hospitals and civilians with car bombs. Hello?

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41. Philadelphia Eagles Sep 24, 2007, 22:30 Kxmode
 
The Philadelphia Eagle has landed! Woot! (wait, I'm a GIANTS fan... WTF? oh wells). Gooooo Eaglez!

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40. Re: No subject Sep 24, 2007, 20:32 Enahs
 
So when the US performs such actions, it's all done in the name of freedom and liberty it can never be considered "wrong". Hell, we don't disguise our arming of foreign militias and fighters - it's just called "arms sales" and the local circulation systems do their job of getting the goods to the right people. When another country does this in an act against the US, they are to be villified.

Anyone else see this hypocritical BS?

Not really. It is called looking out for ones own interest.

I mean, what would you do if you were in charge? Not care whatever anybody else does, and do nothing to insure the safety of your country/citizens?


I mean seriously, do you know of any other way to do that?




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39. Re: No subject Sep 24, 2007, 19:51 The Half Elf
 
Honestly at this point in time, I think there needs to be some sort of Mortal Kombat/UFC sorta system in place for anyone in a political office, at least in this country.
Cause at this point in time our country is so fucked up I'd rather have a 'survival of the fittest' sorta scenario for our leader then a bunch of old outdated fossils fucking everything up.

 
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38. No subject Sep 24, 2007, 19:45 Masa
 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070924/ap_on_re_us/iran_us

Particularly this quote:

"But conservatives on Capitol Hill were critical. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut, said he thought the invitation to Ahmadinejad was a mistake 'because he comes literally with blood on his hands.'"

That never stopped President Bush from visiting the world over.

I really loved the part about the blood on Ahmadinejad's hands, too. Yeah, his country is supplying supplies and weapons that are killing American soldiers and Iraqi citizens, something I despise. But let's face reality, the US has done this on an incomparable scale to other nations for decades now, accomplishing an untold number of deaths to foreign military forces and citizens.

So when the US performs such actions, it's all done in the name of freedom and liberty it can never be considered "wrong". Hell, we don't disguise our arming of foreign militias and fighters - it's just called "arms sales" and the local circulation systems do their job of getting the goods to the right people. When another country does this in an act against the US, they are to be villified.

Anyone else see this hypocritical BS?

Don't get me wrong, I rather dislike Iran's president for a variety of reasons, but let's face it - he's really not that much more evil than the neocons who have gotten America into the quagmire it's in now. And the sad part is you still have people in the US who think American military action in Iraq is justified simply because we are "freeing" the Iraqi people from whatever horror that preceded the mess that is Iraq now.

 
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37. Re: No subject Sep 24, 2007, 19:26 Warhawk
 
DS3R doesn't have firewire or crossfire, DS4 has Firewire AND crossfire. I don't think there is a board that has only one of either. At least from Gigabyte.

Asus boards are just flatout more expensive, so that's a nono...


Abit IP35 has your feature set. Costs ~$140

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10006360&prodlist=pricegrabber

But I've only ever heard of people getting the IP35 Pro, not that that should make too gigantic a difference.

Firewire would be the feature for me - I can add it in if I need to with a PCI card, I guess.

The Abit IP35 looks promising as well. Lacks external SATA ports, but I could add them with an adapter plate.

I think that's one thing I like about the MSI board - great reviews and everything is on the back - eSATA, Firewire, and more USB ports than you can shake a stick at.

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813130097

For the Abit IP35 I would need to add a eSATA bracket later if I needed it.

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813127029

For the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R I am in the same situation except that they at least provide the bracket. Would have to add a Firewire card.

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128050

And it looks like all of them may have booting problems (double boot, will not boot, etc) depending on the individual board. Not a good sign, hopefully a BIOS fix will become available?

I am just going to keep all 3 in my wish list for now....

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36. Re: No subject Sep 24, 2007, 19:23 xXBatmanXx
 
medicate and crash.

mmmmm medication.....

Rev. Norb: I'd just like to say that four for a dollar Tijuana tacos seemed like a good idea at the time. Please pass the toilet paper.
 
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35. Re: No subject Sep 24, 2007, 19:16 The Half Elf
 
Hey if I can pull it off and cough my way to front of the line I will do it dammit. Actually I feel better except I've got this lingering cough that seems to be getting worse, but other then that I feel alot better then I have the last week.

Actually I'm probably gonna get it come home, watch the intro play a level or 2 medicate and crash.

 
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34. Re: No subject Sep 24, 2007, 19:15 Enahs
 
As for Halo, for it's time it had a bunch of things right. Story, Graphics, Vehicles, AI, Indoor and Outdoor levels (and I agree the indoor levels did get repetitive). And if you consider it to the previous FPS champion of Consoles (N64 Goldeneye) it was the holy messiah for Console FPS'ers.

Graphics were ok. The story, hah. AI was shit. All levels were crap.

Sure, for a console FPS it might have been great. But I have played virtually ever PC FPS. I can only compare it to those, and I thought HALO sucked. big time. I would consider it one of the worst FPS ever; when we talk about games with equivalent budget sizes and not talk about low budget indie games.


Everybody has their own opinions. That is mine. *shrugs*



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33. Re: No subject Sep 24, 2007, 18:36 xXBatmanXx
 

Me personally if I have the energy (got the flu after my visit to Disney World last monday) I plan on heading to my local GameStop at midnight. Some of you like it some of you don't that's fine but the horse has left the barn already.

Yeah, cause being out that late with the flu, getting home and going to bed is EXACTLY what you will do. hehehehehe

SO then you feel like shit, get all the other nerds sick, come home, and play until 4-5 AM and stay sick. hehehehe

Well, that is what you get for liking HALO!

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32. Re: No subject Sep 24, 2007, 18:32 The Half Elf
 
Bats there is no reason to blame heavy equipment for that

As for Halo, for it's time it had a bunch of things right. Story, Graphics, Vehicles, AI, Indoor and Outdoor levels (and I agree the indoor levels did get repetitive). And if you consider it to the previous FPS champion of Consoles (N64 Goldeneye) it was the holy messiah for Console FPS'ers.

Me personally if I have the energy (got the flu after my visit to Disney World last monday) I plan on heading to my local GameStop at midnight. Some of you like it some of you don't that's fine but the horse has left the barn already.

 
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