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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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10. Re: RetroAhoy: Quake May 16, 2016, 14:25 Mr. Tact
 
Ant wrote on May 16, 2016, 11:57:
To me, DOOM was cooler than Quake.
I agree, but I assume that's due mostly because Doom was first.
 
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64. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2016, 22:34 Mr. Tact
 
Ant wrote on May 15, 2016, 20:52:
According to my http://zimage.com/~ant/antfarm/about/toys.html history, I haven't done major desktop upgrades since 12/20/2010! Most of the hardwares are still there. I do need to clean them out and change their fans. I am surprised that both boxes still work!
Ha! That's great! I wish I had kept a list like that since my first PC in 1989 -- a Dell 386 with a 120 MB hard drive, decided not to go with a 200 MB drive because "who would ever need that much space?"

As I said in another topic my current PC is approaching it's 4th birthday. The recent release of DOOM is the first thing I've been interested in that would give it an issue. So... it's getting to be that time.
 
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11. Re: Steam Top Seven May 15, 2016, 22:26 Mr. Tact
 
Frijoles wrote on May 15, 2016, 21:29:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 15, 2016, 19:43:
Stellaris looks like it might be interesting, anyone here given it a spin yet?

Yes. I'm at about hour 15 (I restarted at hour 6). It starts out easily enough, but the difficulty ramps up fast. I'm not necessarily talking about AI difficulty (that too), but there's things you do early in the game that can really fuck you up later. If you plan on playing, read up a bit first. There's a good thread going over on reddit where a lot of questions are answered.

I'm enjoying it. It reminds me of Sins of a Galactic Empire, which I also loved, only with a lot more complexity. I should be playing it now but there's some systems I want to figure out before I bugger up another game. Plus I've heard late game is full of bugs, so I may just wait for some patches to hit before I continue.
Cool, thanks. I'll read up some, maybe wait for a couple of bug patches to come out...
 
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8. Re: Steam Top Seven May 15, 2016, 19:43 Mr. Tact
 
Stellaris looks like it might be interesting, anyone here given it a spin yet?  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2016, 18:46 Mr. Tact
 
The furnace kicked on last night here. There was a frost warning overnight. This is May, right?  
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62. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2016, 18:45 Mr. Tact
 
Obviously it is time to fix that, Ant. Hop to it!  
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12. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2016, 19:02 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on May 14, 2016, 18:46:
With over 1,400 documentaries in a wide variety of topics I'd imagine you're bound to find something engaging, but I completely understand. I don't watch TV so I'm missing out on the Discovery channel and documentaries. For me it was a no-brainer to subscribe.
Yeah, if I didn't have the all the cable channels, I'd probably be much more interested.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2016, 18:30 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on May 14, 2016, 18:25:
As a person who is absolutely fascinated with science and documentaries you can imagine my delight at discovering CuriosityStream; a site dedicated to documentaries and documentary series for science, technology, civilization and the human spirit. I got the Standard Plan for $5.99/mo that includes commercial free High Definition.

curiositystream.com

If you love infotainment check out this site!
I do like this type of show -- however, I find often either the presentation of the information is just plain bad, or doesn't contain any information I haven't heard in some previous show. Not sure I'd care to pay specifically for it. Obviously I am already somewhat paying for the broadcast versions, by having cable...
 
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News Comments > DOOM Released
122. Re: DOOM Released May 14, 2016, 18:20 Mr. Tact
 
Quinn wrote on May 14, 2016, 13:38:
Vince Verdict is newer, but my actual name is Vincent so yeah ^^ I think I was watching Dexter when I created my Bluesnews account and I thought that the Quinn character was pretty cool. Pretty random nickname xP
Totally off-topic:

Ha! What ends up happening to Quinn? IIRC, Dexter plans to kill him and then decides not to. Does Dexter frame him? I remember Quinn is under suspicion of a murder he didn't do, but then Dexter bails him out by changing the blood test. But can't recall anything after that...
 
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3. Re: Movies, Civil War May 14, 2016, 13:31 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 14, 2016, 12:25:
A friend said Civil War is worth it, but I'm gonna wait for the dvd. My eyesight is not perfect making 3d movies less enjoyable.
I never see these things in 3d, simply not necessary. Been hoping for years this 3d thing would die out, but it hasn't yet...
 
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112. Re: DOOM Released May 14, 2016, 13:26 Mr. Tact
 
Quinn wrote on May 14, 2016, 13:15:
For those who missed it, here's my review on DOOM. It's relatively short and gives a good impression of the game, if I may say so myself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6EyfSiqIIQ&feature=youtu.be
Vince Verdict, eh? Which is the newer nick that or Quinn?
 
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89. Re: DOOM Released May 13, 2016, 23:04 Mr. Tact
 
*ugh* Well, that tempers TB's gushing quite a bit.... *sigh*  
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4. Re: Into the Black May 13, 2016, 22:53 Mr. Tact
 
The cable coming off could have easily killed someone, they were lucky.  
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86. Re: DOOM Released May 13, 2016, 22:51 Mr. Tact
 
The TB "gushing" is pretty convincing -- I probably need to upgrade my PC, like I was talking about in another topic, to fully enjoy this though... Maybe I'll get a nice price break on it by the time I get around to that...  
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31. Re: Out of the Blue May 13, 2016, 22:22 Mr. Tact
 
Quboid wrote on May 13, 2016, 17:33:
During a heatwave of about 27 C a few years back, a nearby hospital sent a warning to parents of newborns to take the child to the local supermarket's chilled food section during the warmest part of the day. I'd be getting worried about my elderly neighbour at that point. Few people have air conditioning as we rarely get much over 20 degrees.
Interesting. A lot of people around here wear sweaters at 20C. Not uncommon to have 30C+ with 90%+ humidity for most of August -- heat indexes of over 35C are common.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue May 13, 2016, 22:14 Mr. Tact
 
rudra wrote on May 13, 2016, 19:45:
this is like saying every comic book character is the same

its stupid
Gods and comic book characters -- congratulations on making an astute comparison....
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue May 13, 2016, 13:51 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on May 13, 2016, 13:16:
I wonder which God they're referring to consider in Hinduism there are 330 million to chose from.
Does it matter? They're all the same, including the ones from the "major" religions.
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue May 13, 2016, 13:48 Mr. Tact
 
Quboid wrote on May 13, 2016, 09:31:
Blue talked about this in OotB a while back. Since then I've found Fahrenheit to be a bit easier to understand but all the same, 0 F and 100 F aren't that much use. That corresponds to -17C and 38C, either of which would be about 10 degrees Celsius past triggering a national emergency.
Where would 38C would be a national emergency, Greenland?
 
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57. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2016, 09:08 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on May 12, 2016, 04:44:
I'm sure you feel the same way in your personal life which is why your boss makes you work 16 hours a day 7 days a week, and you agree to it heartily. Never mind that you'll die of a heart attack at 50. Everything dies, right?
I'm sure my employer would ask for that if they thought they could get it. I'm not saying it's all bad, and certainly I personally have gotten my fair share of "good". I was lucky enough to be born to a middle class family, in the US, in a time when it wasn't necessary for me to work in the fields as soon as I was able. Compared to a majority of the world's population, I've had it pretty easy.

That said, I tend to be a pessimist and while I've had a "good life" -- I can see the downside to most anything. Hence my mindset of "Life sucks". *shrug* Dislike/hate me for my cavalier attitude if you want, I'll take little offense.

 
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53. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2016, 23:58 Mr. Tact
 
PHJF wrote on May 11, 2016, 22:33:
You don't power down at night???

WHY DO YOU WANT EARTH TO DIE, MONSTER

When I worked in an office, I powered down every night. Figured, 8 hours of sleep, 9 hours at work, no reason to leave the PC at home turned on all that time. Now, I'm here far more often and powering off just for the night doesn't seem necessary.

I've wondered for a long time about the arguments about which will give a PC longer life -- being on 24/7 or getting powered down. Never read anything that seemed definitive one way or the other. As for the Earth dying. Bummer. Everything dies. Plants, animals, humans, planets, stars, even galaxies.

Life sucks, and in the end you die. Deal with it.
 
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