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Real Name Michael Rigs   
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Description A+-certified Master PC builder and Lifetime PC Master Race card-carrying member. A wannabe Journalism major, weather fanatic/storm spotter, WW2 buff (Pacific Theater) and rambling post writer extraordinaire!
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Signed On Sep 10, 2002, 02:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2017, 19:53 Rigs
 
Just a heads up to those interested, we're looking down the barrel of another tropical system, soon-to-be TS/Hurricane Nate. It has a 65% chance of rapid intensification and is likely to be at least a Cat1 by landfall, not too far west of here....again. This, not even a month after Irma came smashing through. We're getting our prep done early this time and hope that the track will change or that the upper atmosphere will be too hostile for serious storm building. Only time will tell, I suppose.

In any case, my Twit is still active and I've posted the first of the tracks and our local forecast -> @MichaelRigs ... and again, if things get dicey Sunday, that's where I'll keep in touch, when I can. Even after the storm, our highs are going to be in the upper 90's for a few days with some serious humidity, so if the power does go down again, it's going to be brutal with no a/c. Someone wanna text Mother Nature and let her know it's frakkin' October already?!

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News Comments > New Star Trek Online Season
6. Re: New Star Trek Online Season Oct 4, 2017, 17:12 Rigs
 
I'd had such high hopes for STO...like, you have no idea. I really thought they'd go the sim route and make it like Bridge Commander only online...well, until they scrapped the original STO and went with Cryptic's version instead. While I wasn't crazy about the designs of the ships in the original version, the ideas they had about being able to walk through the whole of your ship and sit at the Captain's chair, have your own ready-room and go to the conference room with your command staff...it was everything I'd ever wanted! But, obviously, something too good to be true was...too good to be true. I understand that building something like that as a single-player experience would be quite an effort not to mention a massively multiplayer one. But still, they'd tried. After months with little progress, that version was scrapped (though there are still screens of what could have been around online) and a new one was built, which is the one we have now, albeit heavily modified over the years.

I still hold out hope that one day we'll get that Bridge Commander MMO we all want. That Star Trek VR game is a step in the right direction but it needs to be more than a novelty toy...I mean, it's 2017, surely by now we could have had that ultimate Star Trek sim? Right?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 1, 2017, 20:24 Rigs
 
Haven't seen Cutter lately....oh my god, did Canada finally approve his deportation transfer to Madagascar?! (I've heard good things about Diego Garcia this time of year, too!)


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News Comments > Emulation and the Law
24. Re: Emulation and the Law Oct 1, 2017, 20:17 Rigs
 
Suppa7 wrote on Oct 1, 2017, 15:52:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Oct 1, 2017, 15:39:
"DEYYY TOOK AURRR GAMMEEEEESSS!"

They did, why would anyone wish for quake champions to be what it is? Does anyone with have a brain really think quake without the ability to mod and level edit it is "the best gaming has evar been?!"

Oh, christ, here we go with the whole Quake Champions shit again!

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News Comments > Microsoft Allegiance Revival
15. Re: Microsoft Allegiance Revival Oct 1, 2017, 13:29 Rigs
 
* REMOVED *

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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 1, 2017, 08:48 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 13:32:
At work we're trying like hell to get off our IBM mainframes. Maintenance costs are killing us.

You have successfully piqued my curiosity...please, do tell!


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News Comments > Emulation and the Law
11. Re: Emulation and the Law Oct 1, 2017, 08:45 Rigs
 
DarkCntry wrote on Oct 1, 2017, 03:54:
Suppa7 wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 21:49:
Rilcon wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 21:08:
I'd jest with the old "you must be fun at parties" quip, but I kinda doubt you get invited to any.

I could care less about your insult, the reality is all these things exists because the masses are morons. Anyone with any intelligence knew mmo's were scams from the get go. This all happened because of the normalisation of being fucked by game companies because the masses are too stupid and tech illiterate to participate in the videogame market. That's reality.

That league of legends and dota 2 are even pieces of game software entirely controlled by game companies held hostage on their servers is overwhelming proof the masses are idiots.

Pre high speed internet the stupid fucks couldn't fuck up PC gaming, post high speed internet penetration companies can simply force games to be server locked because we are nowhere near close enough to the business for there to be any fear of offices being stormed. That's the reality.

The market is a myth could only work if there was genuine way to hold these companies accountable so they couldn't produce games in this hostile way to begin with.

All I can see here is "hey you kids, get off my lawn" rhetoric.

Albeit, it's also about as asinine as you can get, seeing as MMOs were not the first server-controlled variations of gaming out there, nor was DRM some new-fangled device thought up in the last couple decades.

I also do dislike it when people resort to calling others illiterate of a subject when they, themselves, seem to be pretty lacking on knowledge in the subject.

How TF did you just write exactly what I was just thinking?! GET OUT OF MY HEAD!


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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 30, 2017, 18:39 Rigs
 
Wii Shop Channel shuts down in 2019.

Just as long as they keep the soundtrack...or...maybe not...

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News Comments > Microsoft Allegiance Revival
9. Re: Microsoft Allegiance Revival Sep 30, 2017, 16:51 Rigs
 
Stormsinger wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 16:45:
Earth and Beyond was the online game that had three different types of experience (combat, mining and exploring), wasn't it?

This site will tell you any and everything you ever wanted to know about it far better than I ever could...

Note: If you have Flash enabled, there's an audio file that plays when the page loads and if you have your sound up high, it'll be extremely loud. Other than that, the site is extensive!

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News Comments > Microsoft Allegiance Revival
7. Re: Re: Microsoft Allegiance Revival Sep 30, 2017, 16:45 Rigs
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 16:41:
Rigs... get the hell out of my downstairs closet and put all my Beta CD's back in the box!

Ha! NEV-AH!

*runs out the door with armload of cds, dropping a few running down the street, cackling like a lunatic*


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News Comments > Microsoft Allegiance Revival
5. Re: Microsoft Allegiance Revival Sep 30, 2017, 16:32 Rigs
 
NKD wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 15:01:
I think I remember participating in a beta for this game way back before its original release.

I still have my beta kit with the paperwork and NDA from MS! (I keep a record of all the games I beta test, now getting close to 125 (123 to be exact, the last was War In The West' by Matrix and on-going, constant testing of 'Empyrion') over twenty-odd years) I wish they would bring back 'Earth and Beyond'! I fuckin' LOVED that game! And they shut it down so quick, I never understood why? It was so cool! If any game needs to be revived, it's that!

EDIT: I just found out there's an emulator for it! OMG! OMG! OMG!

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News Comments > Battle.net Mobile App
6. Re: Battle.net Mobile App Sep 27, 2017, 16:30 Rigs
 
*robotic voice* Oh, yay...I needed this in my life. Thank you, Blizzard.

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News Comments > Halo Wars 2: Awakening The Nightmare Released
1. Re: Halo Wars 2: Awakening The Nightmare Released *SPOILERS!* Sep 27, 2017, 12:39 Rigs
 
I can sum up this expansion like so:

'Brother! Get that <turret, defense, thing> working!'

'Brother! I'm an idiot and released the Flood!'

'Yes, Brother!, you're an idiot, but you're my Brother!, I won't leave you behind!'

'FALL BACK!!!'

'The Flood are infinite and unstoppable!'

'We stopped the Flood!'

Atriox: 'Clean up your mess and then you will have to deal with ME!'

THE END.

*ugh* Who writes this schlock?!? I thought the idea of going back to 'High Charity', which crashed on The Ark in Halo3, was great! You could do so much with it, like showing what happened to the billions of Covenant that were living there. (Especially the San-Shyuum (Prophets), who haven't been seen or heard from since the end of HALO3) Granted, you go there in HALO3, but you don't see much. This was a chance to see it in glorious BLUR cinematics. And the idea that The Ark's monitor had Sentinels erect a giant shield around the crash site to keep the Flood in was a great story device, too. But...they do absolutely nothing with it! Nothing. You get there, burn a hole, let the Flood out and then it's a constant running retreat. It's shown that the Sentinels are turned off before they get to High Charity, but apparently only in that area. Where's the monitor? Where's the Sentinels in the rest of the Ark? Surely they would have detected a breach? And we never go back to High Charity. I had hoped you could after your retreat and small victory of that Flood...thing. But, alas, no. Atriox shows up, gives you hell, foretells your death when you're done cleaning up the rest of the outbreak and it's done. Where are the humans? What are they doing this whole time? You run into one scouting party that's quickly wiped out. But nothing after. And what about the end of the main game with the Guardian? Nothing.

Very disappoint.

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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII Beta Preloads
8. Re: Call of Duty: WWII Beta Preloads Sep 26, 2017, 18:53 Rigs
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 12:56:
Smoke Wagon wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 07:08:
I've heard that PC MP is limited. Like, 6 vs 6 or some crazy crap like that. Is that true? I thought/hoped COD WWII would have at least 32 person mp (maybe even 64?)...?

On the flip side, if you want that, you can play that. Battlefield offers it. Some people still prefer smaller experiences. I personally hate Battlefield, but love Counter Strike. CoD is more akin to old DM games, with smaller maps and smaller battles. One person can have a big impact, and it's a blast. Put me there with 63 other people and I get bored.

I don't think I'll ever forget playing the original 'Battlefront 2' online on the (I think) the Bespin map with max players and there was one meeting point on the whole map, which you could hear all the way from the spawn point. Sounded like a munitions factory going up - constantly. I couldn't even get close, was either sniped off a platform or blown all the way back to the spawn platform by one of about a million explosives...

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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 26, 2017, 02:19 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 13:26:
NKD wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 08:40:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 04:28:
NKD wrote on Sep 24, 2017, 21:52:
Still J.R.E.

What were you expecting, the Spanish Inquisition?

Okay I guess my reference was a BIT obscure.

I should have gotten that reference, given I spent a few years listening to Dre and Snoop.

Heh...back in Christmas '93, I asked my Mom for DRE, Snoop and Stone Temple Pilots' 'Core' album (yeah, I'm one of those weird ones that listens to all sorts of music...I can listen to heavy metal one minute and smooth jazz (straight off The Weather Channel itself!) the next). She got me DRE and Snoop but refused to get me STP because of the image on the back of the cd (I'm assuming it's Scott Weiland's naked back as he crawled in a fetal position) and the fact the first two tracks are 'Dead and Bloated' and 'Sex Type Thing'. Drugs, pimps, hoes = good...death, sex and trippin' balls = bad! Got it, Mom!

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News Comments > Depth Free Weekend
5. Re: Depth Free Weekend Sep 24, 2017, 19:07 Rigs
 
I just want an updated remake of 'Sea Rogue'! Anyone ever play that? God, that would be so cool! And we could add in realistic ocean bottom wrecks like battleships, aircraft carriers, the Titanic, the Yamato, the Bismark! Maybe have a tripped-out mode where you wander into the Bermuda Triangle and get transported to some alien land a la 'Subnautica'? Or you run into the crashed wreckage of Flight 370 or Amelia Earhart's plane? So many possibilities...

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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 23, 2017, 23:35 Rigs
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Sep 23, 2017, 18:19:
WaltC wrote on Sep 23, 2017, 11:55:
For most Mac users, booting up is a "complex" endeavor...;)

Maybe, but there's a not insignificant subset of Mac users for whom a complex endeavor consists of writing a feature extractor that computes the cosine similarity of the vector space of WiFi MAC address/normalized RSSI tuples for use in a reinforcement learning ML model to infer optimal reporting rates in another module. That subset of Mac users are called software engineers, and they use a Mac because they need a Unix/Linux system in order to be able to do the aforementioned complex endeavor, and underneath the glossy exterior, MacOS is a standards compliant Unix system.

Uhhh...thanks for that...

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News Comments > Consortium: The Tower Early Access
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 22, 2017, 13:37 Rigs
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 11:53:
Lookin' mighty rough this one...

Huh?! I thought it looked pretty bad-ass...did you even play the first one?

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 22, 2017, 13:22 Rigs
 
UttiniDaKilrJawa wrote on Sep 21, 2017, 20:02:
Good ol Jumpgate. Always tried to fly through gates backwards. Does VO use the same type of Newtonian-ish flight engine?

It's more Star Wars-style, though there is an option to 'disconnect' like in Elite: Dangerous.

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 21, 2017, 19:47 Rigs
 
Vendetta Online on the App Store

One of the most under appreciated MMO space-sims out there! Seriously, it's been going for years and years, has an awesome community and devs and the game is about as fun and playable as Privateer! It's not a graphical powerhouse like Elite: DangerDog or Star Marine Citizen 42, but it's got it where it needs it and is constantly being worked on and upgraded. If you haven't checked it out yet, I strongly suggest you do so! (In a lot of ways, it reminds me of the ol' game Jumpgate...'member that one?)

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