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Chris Odgaard
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35.
 
Re: ?
Oct 19, 2003, 12:31
35.
Re: ? Oct 19, 2003, 12:31
Oct 19, 2003, 12:31
 
Is this the patch that makes the game good?

Testing a new script, Bunko?
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31.
 
Re: Foreman-style Grills
Oct 19, 2003, 11:46
31.
Re: Foreman-style Grills Oct 19, 2003, 11:46
Oct 19, 2003, 11:46
 
But if you are a meat fanatic like me, grilling, on a real grill is the way to go!

I love my barbeque, but I'm not much for standing outside grillin', while my ass is chillin' in the -30c great outdoors. That's why I'm considering one of these things.
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29.
 
Re: Foreman-style Grills
Oct 19, 2003, 11:29
29.
Re: Foreman-style Grills Oct 19, 2003, 11:29
Oct 19, 2003, 11:29
 
Oh, another thing that I forgot to ask: Can you throw stuff in there frozen?
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Foreman-style Grills
Oct 19, 2003, 00:06
24.
Foreman-style Grills Oct 19, 2003, 00:06
Oct 19, 2003, 00:06
 
And now for something completely off-topic:

I remember reading on here a while back people sounding off about how wonderful their George Foreman-type grills were. I'm thinking of picking one of these up. What's the word, are they really all that and a bag of chips, or what?
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69.
 
TPBs
Oct 18, 2003, 02:54
69.
TPBs Oct 18, 2003, 02:54
Oct 18, 2003, 02:54
 
230667458
I steal shopping carts from the mall, fix 'em up and sell them back to another mall for $18. Got the two malls playin' off each other. That's how I make my living. It's not really stealing if you ask me. All the money I get, I end up spendin' back there anyway on cat food and stuff. People don't know how much money there is in shopping carts.

Holy crap! It's Bubbles!!!
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53.
 
Re: China astronaut returns safely
Oct 16, 2003, 22:14
53.
Re: China astronaut returns safely Oct 16, 2003, 22:14
Oct 16, 2003, 22:14
 
This is not a problem, just Like in 2001, B5, and countless other sci-fi movies and books, a rotating area. The thing is, you would not have to make the whole thing rotate, just the living quarters. Where people would sleep and eat, and dispose of waste, etc.

As it would be very hard to try and make everything rotate, and would be a waste. Plus, we are still doing all kinds of research on the effects of no(sorta) gravity.

Actually, making the whole thing rotate would be a snap, many satellites are given a spin to increase thier stability (gyroscopic effect), the problem with this (and the reason it hasn't already been done) is that the diameter of the 'wheel' has to be very large, or the inhabitants experience nasty motion-sickness. This makes it impractical.
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51.
 
Re: Dirty Jobs
Oct 16, 2003, 22:06
51.
Re: Dirty Jobs Oct 16, 2003, 22:06
Oct 16, 2003, 22:06
 
with a minor in statistics (my real true love)

!!?!

You love statistics?! No wonder you enjoy being hip-deep in shit!
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49.
 
Re: China astronaut returns safely
Oct 16, 2003, 21:56
49.
Re: China astronaut returns safely Oct 16, 2003, 21:56
Oct 16, 2003, 21:56
 
I can't remember what a round trip to Mars would take but I believe it's in years. Anyone know?

Using current technologies: six months to get there, six to get back. Plus whatever time you spend there.

Edit: As far as the bone mass loss problem goes, there are technologies in development like the ion propulsion system that produce constant thrust and therefore constand acceleration. A side effect of this is a sort of artificial gravity. Current systems don't produce a whole lot of thrust, but hopefully that will improve.

It's kind of a neat idea, really. You stand on the gas for half the trip, then turn the ship 180 degrees and stand on it to slow yourself back down. The sucky part is that the closer you get to your destination, the the slower you end up travelling (peak velocity is acheived somewhere around mid-trip). Think: are we there yet?


This comment was edited on Oct 16, 22:02.
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45.
 
Re: China astronaut returns safely
Oct 16, 2003, 20:36
45.
Re: China astronaut returns safely Oct 16, 2003, 20:36
Oct 16, 2003, 20:36
 
Shame they are 40 years behind the US and using rockets which is even more of a dead end technology than the NASA shuttles, but hopefully this'll stir the whole pot up a little and introduce a little competitiveness to achieve the next big thing, be it a lunar base or mars.

Like you, I'm all for a second space race, with the fall of the USSR the US has been able to relax thier space program. But has anyone else noticed the striking similarities between Chinese and Russian space technology? Even thier space suits look like off-the-rack russian suits. Where's the 'national pride' in basically purchasing your way into space? Christ, Dennis Tito already holds the record in that category!
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Re: Star Warz
Oct 14, 2003, 14:18
40.
Re: Star Warz Oct 14, 2003, 14:18
Oct 14, 2003, 14:18
 
As for Star Wars, I have really mixed feelings. While I really like some of the action scenes, epic battles and special effects in EpII, the characters absolutely SUCK! For one thing, they can't act (or Lucas won't let them).

I've come to the conclusion that it must have been Lucas' direction... For most of these folks (excepting the little Anakin punk from the first one) are accomplished actors...
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38.
 
Re: Matrix Question:
Oct 14, 2003, 14:13
38.
Re: Matrix Question: Oct 14, 2003, 14:13
Oct 14, 2003, 14:13
 
He's the kid on the skateboard in Animatrix...

LOL!

. . . but it seems such a profound thing; to have been the only one to have freed yourself from the Matrix (not even Neo did that) there HAS to be more!
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34.
 
Matrix Question:
Oct 14, 2003, 13:55
34.
Matrix Question: Oct 14, 2003, 13:55
Oct 14, 2003, 13:55
 
Warning: Possible spoilers!




One question I've been trying to answer: In Reloaded,that kid who greets the gang after they land at Zion; is he the kid in The Animatrix? The only one to have awaken from the Matrix without help? Or was that the backstory of the first 'one'? Or what?.
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30.
 
Re: Matrix Reloaded
Oct 14, 2003, 13:41
30.
Re: Matrix Reloaded Oct 14, 2003, 13:41
Oct 14, 2003, 13:41
 
I didn't see Reloaded till after it had been released for a couple months. Most of my friends came away from it liking it yet there were enough somewhat negative reviews (in the press) to still make my expecatations lower. When I finally did see it I was blown away, it is a much better movie than I think people give it credit.

Ditto.

I think the only thing that really annoyed me was the whole Zion scene and Morpheus' crud awful speech.

Ditto.

No, it's because the new Star Wars movies are so hideously bad.

I have to agree with this too, although the episode two was MUCH better than the first. The thing that spoiled them IMHO was that they seem to be the products of market research more than of any creative input by Lucas. It's like Lucas is trying to custom-build a movie to appeal to the widest possible audience, instead of just making a piece of art. Jar-jar _had_ to have been the product of a misguided focus-group.

One problem with reloaded is toward the end where they go into a detailed explanation of the Matrix' creation. I've been a fan, and as such I've played the game, I own the Animatrix and I've seen the movies. And and I _still_ had a hard time keeping up with the information as they streamed it out. Like Blue, I'll be using the DVD to try and grok the Matrix in more fullness before Revolutions.
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27.
 
Halo
Oct 13, 2003, 02:03
27.
Halo Oct 13, 2003, 02:03
Oct 13, 2003, 02:03
 
Just finished Halo... Good game.

A little repetitious in places, but worth it nonetheless.

(Ran like glass on my new 9800, too.)
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27.
 
Re: OT
Oct 11, 2003, 23:35
27.
Re: OT Oct 11, 2003, 23:35
Oct 11, 2003, 23:35
 
Damn straight...the industry doesn't like it since it allows you to tell if the music sucks BEFORE you buy it - what a concept!

One thing that struck me the other day: If you buy a copy-protected CD, and it sucks, then the musicos really can't bitch about you returning it to the store, since the excuse they used to rely on involved people copying music then returning it. Non?

EDIT: Shane and co. There's no way that's Lisa Gerrard, but other than that your info is spot on.

Recommended: Now We Are Free (from the Gladiator ST)


This comment was edited on Oct 11, 23:56.
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61.
 
Re: Dodgamn!
Oct 10, 2003, 19:06
61.
Re: Dodgamn! Oct 10, 2003, 19:06
Oct 10, 2003, 19:06
 
Threewave CTF arrives, gaming is changed forever! Wasn't that flag capture victory sound the best?

And for an extra 10 points and a chance at the bonus round: who can tell me where that sound originally came from?
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24.
 
Speaking of Movies
Oct 10, 2003, 11:52
24.
Speaking of Movies Oct 10, 2003, 11:52
Oct 10, 2003, 11:52
 
What's the word on The Italian Job? The DVD keeps calling to me from the shelf, but I'm scared.
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Desk mod
Oct 9, 2003, 12:59
11.
Desk mod Oct 9, 2003, 12:59
Oct 9, 2003, 12:59
 
Normally, I could give a crap what my stuff looks like as long as it performs well, but a little while ago I picked up one of those 1337 neon lightrods to install above my keyboard tray. I like to play certain games with the lights off, but the problem is that I can't see the damn keyboard. This neon thing I bought plugs into the USB for power, so when I turn on the PC, on comes the light.

Looks pretty sweet too!

http://www.odgaard.ca/images/desk.jpg
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19.
 
Try it on a harder setting.
Oct 8, 2003, 17:41
19.
Try it on a harder setting. Oct 8, 2003, 17:41
Oct 8, 2003, 17:41
 
The first go around I wasn't that impressed with Halo either, but I took someone here's advice and restarted the game on the 'Heroic' setting, and it's much more entertaining. Instead of just charging the aliens head-on, you actually start planning your approach, and keeping your retreat options open. You'll also find yourself relying more on your grenades, and trying to become more selective on how you use them. You'll also become more selective in your weapon choices.

Give it a try.
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25.
 
Re: Help
Oct 8, 2003, 13:00
25.
Re: Help Oct 8, 2003, 13:00
Oct 8, 2003, 13:00
 
I'm a Californian, and I'm afraid, very afraid. I'm sure you all remember the line in the movie Demolition Man, where Sandra Bullock mentions the "Schwarzenegger Presidential Museum", and Stallone is shocked to hear that. That's how I feel right about now. This has gotta be a bad dream. I hope he doesn't make an ass out of our state.

I don't see what the problem is, Arnie is no less qualified as most other politicians; most of them are second-rate actors as well.
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