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Signed On Oct 22, 2003, 23:07
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: No subject Oct 1, 2007, 14:20 sliv
I was torn on who I wanted to win/lose between the Giants and Eagles last night. Either way, I'm just happy that my Cowboys are sitting undefeated. . .

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News Comments > Labor Day Consolidation
7. Re: Wii Sep 3, 2007, 23:57 sliv
You need to take a look at the target market before you start talking for other people. For some reason gamers think that when a console is made it's made only for you and could not possible be for a target market that is not you. They're coming out with the Wii Fit soon, do you honestly think that a bunch of gamers are going to rush out and buy it? My wife will, think about that. My grandfather loves playing Wii bowling, my wife likes playing Big Brain Academy with me. . . will you guys stop thinking that you are the center of the gaming world and that all consoles revolve around you?

"Wiifans" are sure buying a heck of a lot of those things and are happy with it, as opposed to the whiney gaming community who complain non-stop and are never satisfied; especially when their graphically-advanced PS3 and 360 are getting their butts handed to them in sales.

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News Comments > Free Ubi Games
32. Re: Ad-Testing? Sep 3, 2007, 09:04 sliv
Raving Rabbids for the Wii is fun because of the motion detection. But on the PC? A bunch of button-mashing doesn't sound like much fun to me.

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: MySpace Aug 18, 2007, 00:24 sliv
It's funny how you bring up the dangers of cell phones while driving. They are in the process of trying to make it illegal to text message while driving in response to those five girls dying in that car crash a few weeks ago.

The cell phone analogy isn't a good one in that the cell phone is a necessity in this day and age, in response to the faster lives we live across a much broader audience. I would like to know what makes MySpace such a necessity that any interruption in service would cause such a stir as when your cell service goes out.

I'm sure there are those that use it for innocent reasons such as organizations or celebrities marketing themselves, aka free advertising, to the younger generation which is MySpace's target market. But I still don't see why MySpace is so important that it can simply ignore the consequences that are brought about; it is being used in a trial court in the rape of two girls! Maybe you can explain it to me since you're determined that MySpace is completely innocent in these situations and that it is solely the responsibility of the person.

And I haven't even started on how perverted adults are abusing the forum to target these pre-teen and teens to feed their own sickness. It's the equivalent to taking an alcoholic to a bar and expecting them to think rationally. . .

I can hardly agree with you that taking MySpace away would be considered a "punishment". It seems to me you're looking at the freedom of the individual, I'm focusing on the well-being of the general public. To each his own. . .

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: MySpace Aug 17, 2007, 18:07 sliv
So the problem is the site, not the people?

This article shows what has been shown time and time again, that young people (who I previously called "irresponsible children") are not old enough to understand the dangers of posting personal information and meeting people without thinking it through rationally. This type of behavior is characteristic of "the teenage years". Driven highly by emotion, teenagers and the "tweens" make very rash decisions, usually, without the consent of their parents, sometimes outright rebellious of their parents. There is a reason that you are not considered an adult until your 18, and by what I saw at college, being called an adult at that age is pushing it.

MySpace is an open forum that allows anyone, ANYONE, to create an account and put as much information as they choose. I would normally say that it's the parent's responsibility, but that can't be said since many parents don't care what they're kids are doing. So. . . do we just say "oh, well, they should know better"? Of course not, how would they know better? That's what parenting is for, whether their kids like it or not.

I don't see much good come from MySpace. College kids, "the future of America" are wasting more time spelling poorly on people's pages than actually learning. I blame the kids if not more, however, they still are teenagers that generally fail to look at the big picture.

I've been out of my teenage years over ten years now, I had three younger brothers and sisters go through the teenage years, one's still in them. I've had my share of teenage experiences and decisions. Fifteen years ago, I probably would have been on MySpace and now at age 31, I'd be rolling my eyes thinking how stupid I was wasting time on a meaningless site.

What the hell is wrong with you?

There's nothing wrong with me, although after reading what can happen to two young, naive and irresponsible girls with the help of MySpace, I'd ask the same question to you. . .

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. MySpace Aug 17, 2007, 13:50 sliv
Is it me or does it seem that MySpace is doing more harm than good?

While I was in college and a full decade older than most of my classmates, the teacher would be up in the front of the class teaching and most of the students are posting on MySpace during class, completely ignoring the teacher. And then they whined and complained when they did poorly on a test.

Not that I'm sticking up for a guy dumb enough to believe a MySpace page as truth and putting himself in that situation, but giving irresponsible children the means of posting personal information, truth or fiction, for the world to see is just as dumb. MySpace should be shut down.

Never had a MySpace or Facebook page, never will.

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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Cadaver Calculator Jul 6, 2007, 18:40 sliv
$4925. . .I'll take an advance.

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News Comments > American McGee's Grimm Revealed
1. Grimm May 17, 2007, 21:17 sliv
Really enjoyed "Alice", one of the few that I played through several times. If Grimm is based on the look and feel of Alice then I'm interested.

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Wii May 9, 2007, 21:02 sliv
It seems to me, and I may very well be wrong, that the Wii was not intended to market towards the hard-core gamers.
I'm planning on buying a Wii because it's completely different and a heck of a lot cheaper than the Xbox 360 or PS3. Plus it's something my wife and I can do together.(she absolutely has no interest in learning how to use the 38 buttons on an x-box controller)
Sure there aren't as many games as the PS2/3, but ask a casual gamer how much time (or money) they spend playing. They have select few titles they play all the time and they're happy with it. Heck my wife still loves playing Ms.Pacman on our old Atari 2600!

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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Robot Obstacle Course Apr 24, 2007, 22:14 sliv
That made me laugh. . . especially the last robot trying to get past the turntable.

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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: font ban Apr 24, 2007, 21:11 sliv
Any individual or group who writes a manifesto doesn't deserve any kind of respect or coverage.

Sorry, and I'm sure I'll be getting in trouble for saying this, but I completely agree with his dislike for Comic Sans. My own personal peeve is "Papyrus" because everyone uses it, most times inappropriately, which is the case for most fonts. Look in any magazine or respectable publications and you would never see comic sans used except in parody.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: A bit of concern Apr 24, 2007, 16:47 sliv
I've been noticing my iBook G4 (14" 1.33GHz late 2004 model) running seemingly a bit hot to the touch today. On top it's toasty. On the bottom (underside) seems almost hot enough to burn.

At my old job I had a PowerBook G4 12" and it ran really hot. I would have it sitting on my lap and after about 30 minutes my legs would start cooking. The system never slowed down though. A friend who works on the IBM chips here in Austin said that was a big problem and was part of the reason Apple went with Intel because IBM couldn't get their chips cooled down enough. I never heard the fan run on the Powerbook and the vents are in the back, not on the bottom where my lap could be blocking it. I quit there so I never really looked into it. . .

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Laptop suggestions? Apr 24, 2007, 13:05 sliv
Just bought a Toshiba Satellite A135-S4427 three weeks ago at OfficeMax for $699 (OfficeMax gives instant savings so you don't have to mess with mail-in rebates) and we're really happy with it. It has Vista Home Premium and runs well on our home network with the other computers on XP. It's fairly solid meaning I don't feel like it's going to shatter if it gets a little man-handled. (or child-handled) With a 3-year extended warranty it still came sub-$1000.

btw- I read on an article here a few days back that said that extended warranties were a cash-cow. Depending on your product, I would have to disagree. I bought a four-year warranty from Best Buy for my Sony MiniDV camera three years and 8 months ago. The firewire port got fried and they immediately junked it out. I got back the full amount of $899 in credit towards a new HD camera, no questions asked. My wife and I are now Best Buy fans again, their customer service far exceeds any of the other big electronic stores I've been to.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: ugh movies suc lately... Apr 9, 2007, 15:35 sliv
Rented "The Prestige" the other day. That one's worth seeing.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Grindhouse Apr 6, 2007, 12:02 sliv
They filmed part of Death Proof here in Austin at this little convenience store next door to where I ate breakfast every week. I couldn't believe the amount of equipment they had. They had a sweet black and yellow Charger parked in the front and they put up a fake billboard ad which was posted right next to the store. A friend of mine had the opportunity to go to lunch with Tarantino since they used his parking lot for all of their buses.

edit- speeling

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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Pet food recall Mar 30, 2007, 22:41 sliv
We switched to Royal Canin about a year ago. Because it's a premium food we pay more per bag, but they have food blends specifically formulated for certain breeds (we have a black lab) and now with the recall list growing, I'm glad made the switch from Nutro.

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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
9. Re: garbage. . . Mar 26, 2007, 09:19 sliv
read the article to see the pricing and go to adobe's website for more information on the different bundles

I read the article, thank you very much. The pricing is not for the US and it's the first pricing that I've seen posted which is most likely the reason why it's considered news.

before posting stupid comments here.

I could probably tell you the same thing. Thanks for your advice. . .

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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: garbage. . . Mar 25, 2007, 13:29 sliv
if you really were a graphic designer, you should know by now that creative suite IS a bundled package of software.

Sorry, let me restate. Multiple bundled packages. Photoshop CS3 Extended? c'mon. . . They've already made Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements, now apparently they're either stripping down the full versions or there's a big update that would warrant more money.

AS a graphic designer, it's a bit irritating to update ever other year. I have both CS2 and the full Production Studio CS2 and Studio MX 2004, I will be interested to see what the upgrade price will be.

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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. garbage. . . Mar 25, 2007, 08:29 sliv
Bundled packages? Looks like Adobe has been taking some advice from Microsoft. This isn't good news for us graphic designers. . .

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: No subject Dec 14, 2006, 16:35 sliv
Unless the Windows name is retired. *doubtful* With technology and the software to run that technology always advancing I'm not sure how a company can claim that it's the last unless it's from the company itself. . .

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