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Quboid
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Quboid
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Since February 24, 2020

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July 26, 2001
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27.
 
Opps.
Apr 16, 2002, 14:24
Quboid
 
27.
Opps. Apr 16, 2002, 14:24
Apr 16, 2002, 14:24
 Quboid
 
No, we are not schitzophrenic. Half way thourgh a nick change (grr) when I realised my new nick wasn't as original as I thought. Can't find a clever yet original name

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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19.
 
That makes 3 problems now.
Apr 16, 2002, 12:10
Quboid
 
19.
That makes 3 problems now. Apr 16, 2002, 12:10
Apr 16, 2002, 12:10
 Quboid
 
I now see 3 problems.

1) Split in Opera. This is a sizeable gap between the 2 parts of the logo and what this was originally about. If you check the code, it's actually 2 similar problems.

2) On the comments page like this one, they are at a different height. I get this in Opera too, seems like IE users get it.

3) In Opera again, there is a gap of about a line between the "Stories of Note" text and the said stories. Very minor, but still there. This doesn't happen in the comment page.

Anyone any to add to the list?

Cheers,
Qube

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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11.
 
Logo fix?
Apr 16, 2002, 11:10
Quboid
 
11.
Logo fix? Apr 16, 2002, 11:10
Apr 16, 2002, 11:10
 Quboid
 
When are we going to see the benifits of these HTML gurus' (whoever they may be ) work?

Cheers,
Qube

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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Re: Opera users
Apr 15, 2002, 13:33
Quboid
 
22.
Re: Opera users Apr 15, 2002, 13:33
Apr 15, 2002, 13:33
 Quboid
 
Under Opera 5.11: File, Preferences, Connections...you can set Opera to identify itself as IE, Mozilla or Opera.

The Opera 6 series has this too - also press F12 for a quick change. However we mean for web server's like Blue's to tell the difference even for visitors who haven't changed it to get a true number or percentage of Opera users. I'd be surprised if as many as 5% of Opera users change this setting. Even I don't use it all the time because some sites have menu systems that only work with IE5 selected.

Cheers,
Qube

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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11.
 
Opera users.
Apr 15, 2002, 10:25
Quboid
 
11.
Opera users. Apr 15, 2002, 10:25
Apr 15, 2002, 10:25
 Quboid
 
Blue, I just sent you a couple of emails on how to fix the problem so it works with any browser.

Kind of sad that Opera by default idents it's self as IE5. It would be nice to know exactly how popular the world's best browser is.

* Xain presses F12 and switchs to Opera identification.

anon@65.81 - thanks for telling (warning!) me about AVault's new mess. Can't see myself visiting them as often!

Cheers,
Qube

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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3.
 
Motives and times and stuff
Apr 3, 2002, 09:20
Quboid
 
3.
Motives and times and stuff Apr 3, 2002, 09:20
Apr 3, 2002, 09:20
 Quboid
 
Their motive for taking the Krispy Kreme truck was unclear.

Well, duh!

You should update earlier Blue. I'd already missed the 1PM deadline. Although, as this is a case for exact times, it should be 0100, or 1AM so everyone missed it (as mentioned by other people already). Oh well. Somehow my life still seems whole dispite missing it.

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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1.
 
Mistake
Mar 27, 2002, 12:47
Quboid
 
1.
Mistake Mar 27, 2002, 12:47
Mar 27, 2002, 12:47
 Quboid
 
The Gamingin3D review of the Leadtek WinFast A250Ultra TD Video Card is actually of the Leadtek WinFast A250 TD Video Card - the Ti4400 rather than the Ti4600.

Naughty, Blue.

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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Re: Eh, not bad
Mar 21, 2002, 17:40
Quboid
 
7.
Re: Eh, not bad Mar 21, 2002, 17:40
Mar 21, 2002, 17:40
 Quboid
 
I think he meant the Neverwinter Nights Intro story below this one

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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Re: St. Paddys day!
Mar 18, 2002, 07:34
Quboid
 
16.
Re: St. Paddys day! Mar 18, 2002, 07:34
Mar 18, 2002, 07:34
 Quboid
 
OK, 1 in 1000 was far too low a percentage. I didn't mean for people to use it instead of census results or anything. Although anon's comment that his relatives married other Irish settlers means less people have Irish blood as people like him effectively have twice the amount - but that hardly makes a noticable difference.

I appreciate the comment saying I should stick my head in a toilet. What was that for??

EDIT: I believe St. Patrick was Welsh, but I'm not sure.

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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St. Paddys day!
Mar 17, 2002, 13:06
Quboid
 
4.
St. Paddys day! Mar 17, 2002, 13:06
Mar 17, 2002, 13:06
 Quboid
 
St. Patrick's day, the most pathetic day in the year. Around here at least.

Half the country celebrates, the other half refuse to do a thing, even refusing to take the day off work or school. Why? Because he's the patron Saint of Ireland and they live in Northern Ireland. As I tell them, that's bullshit. St. Patrick lived in County Down, in Northern Ireland. Instead of refusing to celebrate, these people should celebrate for the patron saint of Northern Ireland.

Me? I just take the opportunity to get drunk and do nothing. One leason we should learn from our across-Atlantic friends. For that matter, why do you celebrate it? Because 1 in 1000 have a slight distance connection to Ireland? I guess that's a good enough reason to get hammered!

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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4.
 
Re: screw em
Mar 11, 2002, 15:56
Quboid
 
4.
Re: screw em Mar 11, 2002, 15:56
Mar 11, 2002, 15:56
 Quboid
 
Creative dropped Canada and the US as graphics cards market. I won`t ever be buying from those dolts ever again.

Um, why? Because they took an educated decision based on sales to stops sales in an area that obivously wasn't performing? I can't really see your reason for boycotting Creative. I mean that - why?

Not saying there isn't reasons. The cards they sell here in the UK have a poor reputation for a start. Their sound cards caused problems for me (although that could be Via's fault). Even if it worked, CL sound cards aren't much kop even if the numbers look nice. Do they really charge for drivers? Good grief.

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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8.
 
A small Hurrah.
Mar 5, 2002, 11:43
Quboid
 
8.
A small Hurrah. Mar 5, 2002, 11:43
Mar 5, 2002, 11:43
 Quboid
 
This is good news - not least because it brings some sanity to technology/media based court judgements. As I had said before, the automatic need to find a person/object to blame is on the large scale, the saddest thing about this (I say large scale because to the parents of the murdered children, the blame factor probably isn't worth a thing. I'd guess that these people didn't even want to sue but lawyers pushed them to it for their own gain. That's a guess, though, I could be wrong.

The judge is absolutely right - the cause of these murders were the murderers.

The blatent advantage taken of the misunderstanding of games in this case, and others, really angers me. I don't mind people not knowing what games are actually like. I do mind people telling them that it teaches you to use guns, to aim, or teaches you to shoot babies* or whatever. That's disgustingly manipulative.

* The shooting babies thing happened. Someone, in Denmark I think, went on national television and showed the part in Doom II, level 32 (secret level 2) and showed the bit where you shoot the 4 commander Keen's to end the level. He though, or tried to make other people think that the Commander Keens where babies.

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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Re: D'oh!
Feb 15, 2002, 13:20
Quboid
 
11.
Re: D'oh! Feb 15, 2002, 13:20
Feb 15, 2002, 13:20
 Quboid
 
Oh geez, look what I've done.

L'Derry is short for Londonderry, a city in the north west of Northern Ireland. That's it's official name, given to it by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland government, the government which has jurisdiction of the area. If you have a problem with that, that's your point of view - it doesn't change the fact that the city is called. And I'm not a hun either, I'm only 1/16 German. The other 15/16 of me is Northern Irish, the nationality I consider myself to be.

If you have an opinion about the political system, that's your business - but you should learn to differentiate fact from opinion and also remember that Bluesnews isn't a discussion forum for Northern Ireland's political status.

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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2.
 
D'oh!
Feb 15, 2002, 09:21
Quboid
 
2.
D'oh! Feb 15, 2002, 09:21
Feb 15, 2002, 09:21
 Quboid
 
Got the game today (first buyer from Game L'Derry - lifted it from the shelf as an assistant put them out - do I get a prize?).

Must have been less than 2 hours ago I looked for the patch. Oh well, better late than never

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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Re: Balancing..
Feb 15, 2002, 06:33
Quboid
 
4.
Re: Balancing.. Feb 15, 2002, 06:33
Feb 15, 2002, 06:33
 Quboid
 
Civ III is one of the few games released that I am happy with out of the box. Yes, there was problems, but a few problems are acceptable and as Schnapple says, they can't test it on every configuration. Also, loads of playtesters playing for hours are't going to give it has many hours play time as Civ III got by the public on the first day of it's release. Tends will appear.

Firaxis are handling patches right. They release a near perfect game and release a few patches to fix unforseen problems. This is how it should be done and how PC games can evolve through flexiblity to be great. Games like Op-FP (which I do love), WW2online, H&D and such are in a disgraceful condition on release.

I always think so many games released at Christmas must be damaging to most of them becuase there is no much competition. Do many people only buy games at Christmas? I've no doubt game sales increase dramatically, but enough to justify burying average titles? The only reason I don't think publishers are crazy is because they are the ones with the numbers in front of them and I detest people's automatic assumption that they know better than everyone else regardless of available info.

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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3.
 
Deer in head light...
Feb 14, 2002, 09:42
Quboid
 
3.
Deer in head light... Feb 14, 2002, 09:42
Feb 14, 2002, 09:42
 Quboid
 
It froze like a deer caught in head lights, uh?

Why do they do that? Is it some instinct reaction because their natural predators can't see them in they stand still? Evolution clearly hasn't caught onto the fact that that's the worst thing to do...

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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Re: No subject
Feb 13, 2002, 12:56
Quboid
 
7.
Re: No subject Feb 13, 2002, 12:56
Feb 13, 2002, 12:56
 Quboid
 
There's no DX9 hardware yet.... Why the hell you need 3DMark 2002?

To look at the cool benchmark graphics - that's why most people run 3d Mark. Me included

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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Re: No subject
Feb 13, 2002, 09:15
Quboid
 
2.
Re: No subject Feb 13, 2002, 09:15
Feb 13, 2002, 09:15
 Quboid
 
That would give it the impression that it's a completely new benchmark suite, which it's not. It hardly qualifies as "a major enhancement to its 3DMark® benchmark solution".

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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15.
 
Name?
Feb 11, 2002, 18:12
Quboid
 
15.
Name? Feb 11, 2002, 18:12
Feb 11, 2002, 18:12
 Quboid
 
What should nVidia have called it? I'm not saying GF4 is right, but what else? Calling them GF2s, the most accurate description, will make them bomb. Calling them GF3s would mean either naming them accurately as Ti150 thus not selling any or for marketing as Ti600 and getting the same complaints.

They really need a different name for the budget cards, like Athlon and Duron. Maybe, instead of GeForce, they should call the MX440 and MX460* the GeeThisSucksForce card. I've seen a number of people buying the GF4 MX440 and thinking they got a really great card.

* The MX460 is nearly as crap as the MX440, right?

I was thinking of buying a GF4 Ti4600 as my current card is somewhat old ... now I'm not sure, although at the rate I upgrade, JC is right to point out that a newer nVidia card will be out so I might as well be realilistic and face the fact that I will upgrade now *and* then no matter what my common sense tells me to do.

EDIT: More about names.

I don't think they will keep their GPUs in line with Intels Pentium number. In fact I believe them when they say there won't be a GeForce 5 (that is what they said, right?). Gfx cards have become the single most new and flashy upgrade for a computer and as a result, the branding as to be flashy. I think the GeForce name is running out of steam and, while considered the industry standard to which everything else is compared, it will go. The next nVidia card (bar future souped up GF4s) will probably have a new brand name along with massive marketing for it to keep their product range fresh. GeForce? Old news. Much like MS Windows has gone from 1,2,3, to 95,98,2000 to ME, XP. OK, they've kept the Windows name, but that's such a widely known program that they will keep it for a lot longer and just freshen up the ending. GeForce isn't as well known and is mainly known around people who will see the ads, are used to changing from TnT to GeForce and can adjust to a new name with the same company behind it.

They might release more in the GF range but not with a bland, old 5 or 6 in front of it. They could go for big numbers, but that might not happen for a while because they can either sound inferior to the Rad8500 or have numbers that are too huge to sound at all sensible. The other route is to put cool letters - I wouldn't have been surprised to see the GF3 or GF4 called the GeForce XP. They could go this route for a while, or they might completely change the product line's name. Who knows? nVidia's marketing department, that's who.

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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8.
 
Refund?
Feb 8, 2002, 07:03
Quboid
 
8.
Refund? Feb 8, 2002, 07:03
Feb 8, 2002, 07:03
 Quboid
 
Nice - H&D is the game with the most potential but worst implementation. With the 1.3 patch, it's still unplayable and I never got beyond about half way through it.

If they'd used the Unreal engine instead of their own, they would have had a better, more stable engine with more time to sort out the problems that weren't engine related.

I might get this if I don't have to spend another £30 on what H&D should have been. I daresay there will be a lot new - they are not going to release an exact release with bug fixes and the expansion pack. Are they? I'd expect a new episode, if short, to be included. If they guve £10 off if you have the CD of the original I'll probably get it.

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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