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42.
 
Global warming (and other stuff)
Nov 18, 2003, 12:54
42.
Global warming (and other stuff) Nov 18, 2003, 12:54
Nov 18, 2003, 12:54
 
Bronco said:

Either the economy is really beginning to take off or I am dealing with the largest group of morons on the planet. Several unrelated vendors have now delayed shipment of their equipment by up to a month. Why? It appears that they are too busy to keep up with current orders, let alone new ones. Or they are all boneheads, every last one of them.

It's interesting... Here we're having similar problems with companies that had laid off bunches of workers, only to find that they are unable to deal with the volume of customers requiring support. Now if only my company would start increasing thier payroll instead of expecting us to 'be more efficient'. (Buddy, I'm already running overclocked, here. Big time!)

Global Warming. Do we really have enough statistical data gathered to make an informed decision on this subject? I'd be more worried about the massive amounts of estrogen that gets flushed into streams from our wastewater treatment plants. Bad news that is.

I think with something as complex as the evironment, we don't really have the capability to really know if global warming is real or not, but it shouldn't be distracting all of our attention (and resources) from more immediate concerns (estrogen contamination certainly being among them). At the same time, we shouldn't just discount the idea of global warming, since there are quite a few scientists (who have spend a whole bunch more effort trying to understand it than I ever will) that believe in it.

Global warming may turn out to be bunk; it may not. I don't think we can afford to completely ignore the possibility.


This comment was edited on Nov 18, 12:57.
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1.
 
Microsoft Music
Nov 18, 2003, 12:29
1.
Microsoft Music Nov 18, 2003, 12:29
Nov 18, 2003, 12:29
 
Think Different meets Think Same.

Actually, a better description of the Microsoft Way would be: 'Think Standard'.
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25.
 
Uru Live
Nov 17, 2003, 13:00
25.
Uru Live Nov 17, 2003, 13:00
Nov 17, 2003, 13:00
 
Okay, it's Monday... So where the hell is my email from Zandi, man?
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Uru, hooroo!!!
Nov 15, 2003, 17:47
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Uru, hooroo!!! Nov 15, 2003, 17:47
Nov 15, 2003, 17:47
 
Got my copy of Myst today,
won't be long and I'm off to play
gonna go and have a look 'round
and find all the things that there are to be found
solvin' puzzles and havin' fun
and I'll do it all without a gun!
Got my copy of Myst today
I'd love to stay and chat but I gotta go play.
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Re: Hardware Question
Nov 15, 2003, 13:02
77.
Re: Hardware Question Nov 15, 2003, 13:02
Nov 15, 2003, 13:02
 
You can still offer advice on the 5900 vs. 9800 issue if you like

I haven't tried the current round of nVidia cards, but I did just recently upgrade my old Ti200 to the Saphire 9800 non-pro. I love it. The speed is awesome and the visual quality puts my old card to shame. As well, I was able to flash it up to a 9800 pro without incident. Mine has the Samsung RAM on board, which I hear has a higher probability of success than with the other type of memory that they can come with (whose manufacturer eludes me atm).
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Re: Speaking of...
Nov 15, 2003, 12:26
21.
Re: Speaking of... Nov 15, 2003, 12:26
Nov 15, 2003, 12:26
 
20: Yep, I'd also recomend that you go for Myst III, for the same reasons that Ray outlined.

19: Don't even bother to pretend to have an opinion; you were probably still playing with your Speak'n'Spell when Myst originally came out.
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Re: Third time is the charm?
Nov 13, 2003, 23:07
57.
Re: Third time is the charm? Nov 13, 2003, 23:07
Nov 13, 2003, 23:07
 
Just hold down Shift and then click the link.

NO WAY!!!

Heh, thanks man. You RULE!
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Re: Third time is the charm?
Nov 13, 2003, 13:03
24.
Re: Third time is the charm? Nov 13, 2003, 13:03
Nov 13, 2003, 13:03
 
Blue: Thanks for the 411.

Enahs: My Little Notebook(TM) has no third button.
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Third time is the charm?
Nov 13, 2003, 12:22
19.
Third time is the charm? Nov 13, 2003, 12:22
Nov 13, 2003, 12:22
 
<ahem>

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE #&%@ING LAUNCH LINKS' CHECKBOX?!?!?

Thanks, I feel much better now.
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Share 'True Crime' do the time
Nov 13, 2003, 11:56
1.
Share 'True Crime' do the time Nov 13, 2003, 11:56
Nov 13, 2003, 11:56
 
...the Artists' Rights and Theft Prevention Act would punish making such movies available on a public "computer network" as a federal felony with a fine of up to $250,000. It would not require that any copyright infringement actually take place.

Wow, that's just a little extreme!


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Re: Superbit for Crispy
Nov 13, 2003, 00:01
35.
Re: Superbit for Crispy Nov 13, 2003, 00:01
Nov 13, 2003, 00:01
 
Thanks for the info, guys. I had read the marketing blurb though, I was more interested in hearing from someone that had actually tried one. The reason it came up was that I remember seeing a SuperBit(TM) version of Gattaga, and wondering what made it so special. They can bite me though, if they expect me to give up the extra features; they're a good part of the reason that I buy a DVD of a movie that I've already seen.
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Re: Dark City
Nov 12, 2003, 13:07
17.
Re: Dark City Nov 12, 2003, 13:07
Nov 12, 2003, 13:07
 
Seen Dark City not once, I have. (Yoda syntax: I love it!)

Sounds like I'm gonna have to go check it out. Might even get a bargain on the DVD if it's been out for a while.

Gattaga: Great movie. Really struck a chord with me about the resilience of the human spirit and how our character is not defined by our physical/genetic makeup. Best scene: The brother's swimming race. "I didn't save anything for the trip back" (possibly mis-quoted)

Hey, that reminds me: Any of you home-theater types have an opinion on those 'Superbit' DVD's? Are they really all-that-and-a-bag-of-chips, or what?

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EDIT: While I'm one the stream-of-conciousness ramble here: Is anyone else missing thier 'Launch Links' checkbox?

Oh, and 'Simulacra & Simulation': worth reading? (I need a new nightstand book)
This comment was edited on Nov 12, 13:14.
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Re: Let's get rid of the spoons
Nov 12, 2003, 00:21
51.
Re: Let's get rid of the spoons Nov 12, 2003, 00:21
Nov 12, 2003, 00:21
 
i never thought of it to be offensive

Hmm. Me neither.
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Re: what's the camera issue
Nov 12, 2003, 00:14
17.
Re: what's the camera issue Nov 12, 2003, 00:14
Nov 12, 2003, 00:14
 
Uh, you CAN mouse-look.

In first-person mode, hold down the right mouse button and mlook away. Hold the left and do it to move in the direction you are looking.
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Re: Tried this.
Nov 11, 2003, 14:27
4.
Re: Tried this. Nov 11, 2003, 14:27
Nov 11, 2003, 14:27
 
Just finished the demo... Wow. They actually managed to capture the hallmark Myst style in a real-time environment. I'm actualy looking forward to the real deal, although I've heard that it's subscription based.

(Ran real nice on my 9800Pro)
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Re: grrr smith fight
Nov 11, 2003, 12:10
45.
Re: grrr smith fight Nov 11, 2003, 12:10
Nov 11, 2003, 12:10
 
Each time that Smith assimilated people, they became part of him. That's how his power was able to grow. When Smith assimilates The Oracle, he gains her knowledge of the future, but this starts to drive him crazy(er) because he has to deal with the conflict of choice vs. fate. He hints at this when he first comes to the oracle where he smashes the plate of cookies and does his little speech. At the end of the final battle, this comes up again when he says 'I've seen this', and begins to emulate the vision he's had of the ending. This also hints at the question of whether Smith is really acting of his own volition or whether his actions are really part of a larger program. When Smith assimilates Neo, the only possible result is annihilation. They are opposite sides of the same coin.
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Re: Re Unplugging The Matrix
Nov 11, 2003, 03:04
40.
Re: Re Unplugging The Matrix Nov 11, 2003, 03:04
Nov 11, 2003, 03:04
 
Just got back from seeing Revolutions. With the way everyone has been bagging on it I was expecting not to like it; but it was a damn-near perfect completion to the trilogy, and a fantastic action film to boot.

For those people waiting to see it on DVD: don't. You will be doing yourselves a disservice. The level of detail put into the effects during the battle for the dock is absolutely stunning, but don't think a small screen would really do it justice.
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Re: Re Unplugging The Matrix
Nov 10, 2003, 11:47
13.
Re: Re Unplugging The Matrix Nov 10, 2003, 11:47
Nov 10, 2003, 11:47
 
That article is written more poorly than the movie it attempts to criticize.

Wow, and your one-line critique really sums up your main points beautifully!
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The Mystery of the Lost 'Launch Links'
Nov 10, 2003, 11:13
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The Mystery of the Lost 'Launch Links' Nov 10, 2003, 11:13
Nov 10, 2003, 11:13
 
Blue,

I don't know if you are messing with this at the moment or not, by my 'launch links' checkbox has been disappearing/reappearing randomly over the last couple of days.
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Re: I think you could add:
Nov 10, 2003, 00:42
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Re: I think you could add: Nov 10, 2003, 00:42
Nov 10, 2003, 00:42
 
make sure theres nothing on the bluesnews clothing with a url or anything .com so that we can not look like total nerds wearing them

Hey screw that! I WANT everyone to know that it's a hat/t-shirt advertising a web site. That way the troglodites can envy my tech savviness.

Besides, without the .com they might think that it's some kind of paper or magazine, and anyone who would walk around wearing a t-shirt advertising a REGULAR news service is a SuperNerd(TM).
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