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Nickname Ant
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Description I am just a blue ant =).
Homepage http://aqfl.net
Signed On Jan 12, 2000, 03:53
Total Comments 8396 (Guru)
User ID 1957
 
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News Comments > etc.
16. Re: etc. Apr 9, 2018, 03:29 Ant
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2018, 17:22:
Creston wrote on Apr 8, 2018, 14:17:
Most old games had no ending to speak of, just a line of "Whoo, you did it! Go you!"


Best ending of a classic game was the end of Impossible Mission on the C-64. "No, NO, NOOOOOOO!"
Or the beginning with its "Another Visitor! Stay awhile! Stay FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!"
 
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News Comments > etc.
15. Re: etc. Apr 9, 2018, 03:28 Ant
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 8, 2018, 17:49:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 8, 2018, 13:24:
I like those GVMERS post mortems. Thanks Ant

I'd never heard of them before, that's an interesting watch. Their Brothers in Arms video is good too. Thanks Ant!
You're welcome. It's a great YouTube channel to subscribe. Same for Ahoy and others!
 
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News Comments > Play This War of Mine for Free
5. Re: Play This War of Mine for Free Apr 5, 2018, 00:42 Ant
 
OK. This game reminded me of Little Computer People and other sim(ulation) games with war survival theme. I actually enjoyed it. Low system requirements too. Yes, dark and depressing.  
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News Comments > R.I.P. Steam Machines?
26. Re: R.I.P. Steam Machines? Apr 2, 2018, 20:08 Ant
 
Turglar wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 18:32:
Take a page from M$ and announce Half-Life 3 as a steamOS exclusive!
Yeah! Same for other games. Remember when id Software released its qtest86 first for Linux? And then, Mac OS X, and then Windows?
 
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News Comments > StarCraft Is Life: A 20th Anniversary Celebration
1. Re: StarCraft Is Life: A 20th Anniversary Celebration Mar 31, 2018, 21:19 Ant
 
20 years already? I'm old.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2018, 03:51 Ant
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 29, 2018, 01:08:
China Space Station Crash: What Are the Odds a Piece Will Hit You?

If a piece hits me and kills me, can I sue them?
How will you sue when dead?
 
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News Comments > Bus Simulator 18 Beta Signups
2. Re: Bus Simulator 18 Beta Signups Mar 27, 2018, 22:00 Ant
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 27, 2018, 10:47:
Driving a truck cross country? I'm down. Bus driver? Yeah, not so much.
I guess no https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_%26_Teller's_Smoke_and_Mirrors#Desert_Bus for you.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2018, 12:37 Ant
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 08:56:
Frans wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 07:51:
mag wrote on Mar 25, 2018, 19:13:
I am still getting expired SSL cert warnings when I go to https://bluesnews.com. I have to go to www.bluesnews.com to avoid the warning.
Oh, that's interesting. There's a rewrite rule that always directs users to the canonical hostname www.bluesnews.com, but this indicates the browser first checks the cert before following the redirect. A little unexpected, but logical now that I think about it.

I've added bluesnews.com to the cert.

Thank you! And just to make it known, THANK YOU for keeping this site running on the technical end. You are imo the most awesome person on the planet! Wouldn't know what to do without bluesnews.com every morning!
Ditto. Isn't BN the oldest gaming web site now? I miss FiringSquad, Avault, HappyPuppies, etc.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2018, 12:35 Ant
 
Finally, BN's SSL issue is gone!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2018, 21:55 Ant
 
Frans wrote on Mar 24, 2018, 16:05:
Ant wrote on Mar 24, 2018, 13:14:
Tsk tsk. Blue, add a reminder to your calendar next time.
The calendar was fine, we discussed this on Feb 22. But after that day, it appears Blue had a blackout and completely dropped the ball on it. I figured it would be a good learning experience for him to not catch that ball before it hit the floor. This time.

The site has now switch to Let's Encrypt certificates with auto renewal, so we should be good to go for a long time.
Ah. Blue is getting old, ya know?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. LR & OT! Mar 25, 2018, 21:35 Ant
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 23, 2018, 09:14:
Was never an Oregon Trial person, it was straight Lode Runner for me.
Ha, like me but it's Oregon TRAIL. Not Trial! Also, it is an edutainment game.

I was a Lode Runner addict on my Apple //c. I made my own maps, finished Championship and got its paper certificate, etc. Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Tlm2-00P_0 as well.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 24, 2018, 13:14 Ant
 
Tsk tsk. Blue, add a reminder to your calendar next time.  
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls Online Free Week
1. Hmm, should I try it? Mar 22, 2018, 12:38 Ant
 
I still have a decade old PC (http://zimage.com/~ant/antfarm/about/MyComputerStuff.txt ). Is it worth trying for free? If so, then should I get it from Steam (can I use my Steam account to download and play without an ESO account?) or directly? I am playing my decade old unmodded Oblivion which is really fun since I finally got free time to try it after being too busy with life like work, and being unemployed.  
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News Comments > Valve Plans to Make Games
37. Re: Valve Plans to Make Games Mar 9, 2018, 19:56 Ant
 
Prove it, Valve.  
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News Comments > Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut Free Weekend
2. Played it briefly! Mar 9, 2018, 13:01 Ant
 
I played the game up to sector 3. It's not bad. It reminded me of Portal, but very little plot/story? I wished there were manual save and load. Every time I load, it goes back to the beginning of the sector. Also, lack of customizing the audio like turning down the music so I can hear the sound effects and voices. I like how it has Mac and Linux ports too! Too bad its sequel doesn't have them. The game ran nicely on my ancient 64-bit W7 HPE SP1 gaming box. I will play more this weekend -- maybe I can finish it by Sunday 1:00 PM PDT!

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News Comments > Open-Source Vulkan for macOS and iOS Released
6. Re: Open-Source Vulkan for macOS and iOS Released Feb 27, 2018, 20:19 Ant
 
Joss wrote on Feb 27, 2018, 19:22:
Yay! I can dig out my Blue & White Power Mac G3 again! >>>STOKED<<<
I still have my 15" PB G4 1 Ghz. I installed various Linux on it to see if it could be useful, but it is dang too slow, difficult, and limited.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
22. Re: My two 3Dfx video cards. Feb 19, 2018, 19:23 Ant
 
Rigs wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 18:52:
Ant wrote on Feb 18, 2018, 17:48:
1. Diamond Monster 3D
2. Creative Voodoo 2.

The second card, is it an 8mb or 12mb variant? (I assume the first was 4mb?)

=-Rigs-=
Don't remember the DM 3D one (probably 4 MB), but Creative Labs was 3D Blaster (Voodoo 2/3dfx (12 MB/PCI)).
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
44. Lorax Feb 18, 2018, 17:50 Ant
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 23:33:
Saboth wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 22:45:
It's because corporate interests value profit over everything else on the planet, and they are more than happy to wreck whole towns or the economy or pensions unless someone with more power has oversight over them. History has taught us these lessons. Unchecked, the rich would loot and destroy this country and leave the citizens destitute. And right now, they are currently winning the battle.

It's almost as if this was predicted 50 years ago in a children's book or something.
Ironic. I just watched the soso animated movie last night. :p
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. My two 3Dfx video cards. Feb 18, 2018, 17:48 Ant
 
1. Diamond Monster 3D
2. Creative Voodoo 2.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Free Weekend Begins
3. Re: Re: Overwatch Free Weekend Begins Feb 17, 2018, 14:43 Ant
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 23:52:
PacoTaco wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 22:33:
Like any good drug dealer that spent a couple hundred million on a league nobody wants here try our drug please watch our game.

Actually, I think it is more like, "Hey kids! Come play. The first hit's free."
Well, many companies failed to get me with their freebies these days.
 
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