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Re: HALF LIFE 2 GOLD!!!!!! (Monday)
Aug 28, 2004, 03:30
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Re: HALF LIFE 2 GOLD!!!!!! (Monday) Aug 28, 2004, 03:30
Aug 28, 2004, 03:30
 
He didn't specify which Monday

Damn, all of these games coming out now and I don't have the machine to play them, the money to upgrade or the time to play them. Oh well, at least when I get some free time in a few months I won't have to pay over $50 a piece for them.
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Re: Ottumwa, Iowa contest
Aug 25, 2004, 18:19
66.
Re: Ottumwa, Iowa contest Aug 25, 2004, 18:19
Aug 25, 2004, 18:19
 
I'd love to see a "Where are they now" story on these guys.
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Re: Big Ass Fans
Aug 25, 2004, 18:16
65.
Re: Big Ass Fans Aug 25, 2004, 18:16
Aug 25, 2004, 18:16
 
I can't believe the amount of people who write to them simply to complain about their company name. How can we call this a free country when you have idiots trying to destroy a clever marketing ploy and a creative name?

So in your "free" society, no one is free to complain when something offends them? I don't have the time to read all of the complaints, but from my scan of 5 random pages, I didn't find a single one threatening to use government intervention to stop them from advertising the way they want. Just people expressing their opinions. But I guess since their opinions vary from yours they just don't have that right.

Stupid people breed stupidity.

Apparently so does narrow-mindedness.

Sorry my reply is so bitter, but I get sick of people crying censorship when it clearly doesn't apply.

I'm also wondering what kind of medical condition requires someone buy a 24 foot ass fan.
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Re: ...
Jul 31, 2004, 18:11
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Re: ... Jul 31, 2004, 18:11
Jul 31, 2004, 18:11
 
on the topic of scare in Doom3, I hope they still have that feature where all/most lights can be destroyed in the levels (I remember something about this from a while back)

I think this will be one of the features that helps set D3 deathmatch apart. There will be alot of knocking out lights and hiding in the shadows. Along with accurate directional sound, it should give it that more personal "I'm going to kill you mother fucker" feel.

Hopefully there will be a grenade launcher type weapon that can be bounced around corners, and a mod with a flash grenade effect that mimic's light/dark effects on vision. I can't wait until the mod makers get ahold of this one.

Of course I don't have the time to spend playing it or the rig to play it right now, but come November when I have a little more free time, the mods should be cranking out and I'll have the cash for the upgrades.

edited thanks to mac's fucked up copy/paste.


This comment was edited on Jul 31, 18:13.
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Re: No subject
Jul 27, 2004, 05:19
Re: No subject Jul 27, 2004, 05:19
Jul 27, 2004, 05:19
 
RAM hasn't gone down in price for months because demand is steady while no new manufacturing is occuring and no new processes are coming online to make it cheaper real soon. Video cards like the GF6800 line and the x800 line would be suffering, were it not for Doom 3, because they use just about the most expensive processes around (even more than what AMD and Intel use in many cases). Lots of huge corporations pay (stupidly I think, but hey, its good for us) for the latest Intel Xeon chips when they would be better off with mainstream stuff. You wouldn't buy a 600+ dollar CPU, but that's what all new Intel chips intro at.

Economics: The study of the persistence of stupidity in all human activity.

Here is my constribution to more of such stupidity (It should be obvious from what follows that I'm not actually an economist)

HL2 fans would probably be best served by an extremely successful D3. RAM production is very cyclic and tightly linked to it's market price. The costs of production are enough to support a reasonably low price (my best guess based on past prices recalled by my tired mind would be around half what they are now) but the ease with which many companied can ramp up production mean there are small windows with which manufacturers can make the best margins. Increased demand for memory (both system and video) will cause a temporary increase in prices (although more likely just an extension of the already high prices that are already present - we are already at a point of scarcity which is encouraging manufacturers to increase production) Manufacturers will maintain production, probably all the way thru the x-mas season, (even if a glut occurs rapidly the low prices increase the demand and production can neither be started or stopped on a dime)

The processes of CPU and GPU are more speed driven rather than quantity driven so you won't just get cheaper but faster for cheaper will apply (memory capped out at system speeds means increases to yield mean more units) increases in yeild of CPU lead largely to more chips at a higher clock speed and consequent loss of the lower end chips helping them maintain margin to cover the more expensive process.

I obviously need sleep. Possibly someone actually conscious can interpret and articulate my statements better than I. Well....assuming I'm not a complete crackhead.
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Re: I don't beleive it
Jul 22, 2004, 04:05
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Re: I don't beleive it Jul 22, 2004, 04:05
Jul 22, 2004, 04:05
 
As of this afternoon we were playing DOOM 3 on a 1.5GHz Pentium 4 box with a GeForce 4 MX440 video card and having a surprisingly good gaming experience.

A 1.9 gig plus a real geforce 4 shouldn't be that bad. I still have a gf2 in my "1500+" athlon machine, although it works out for the best. With qualifiers coming up I won't have time to play any games until after November, by then a new video card and processor won't be that bad, and the game won't cost $55 freaking dollars.
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Re: Engines
Jul 21, 2004, 00:18
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Re: Engines Jul 21, 2004, 00:18
Jul 21, 2004, 00:18
 
One more engine will should get us close enough to photo realistic that future developers will be able to spend more time working on AI, physics engines and whatnot rather than developing the engine, which will help improve the rest of the game playing experience. Minor upgrades will continue to occur of course, but at least for a while programmers will have better things to do with their time. This should also help the industry start standardizing the art (ie textures and shaders and set dressing models) that go into games. Set decoration shouldn't have to be built completely from scratch for every game. If the industry could get to the point where the quality of models and textures were similar I could see a company or two opening up as "prop companies" higher artists with no experience wanting to get into the industry to start building a library of beds, tables, desks, windows, (and for Old Man Murray fans, a wide variety of boxes), trees, grass, plants along with a variety of textures to fit them into any game you want. Let the game company spend their resources working on character development, in terms of model and animation as well as story.

I'm bored with typing, hopefully you see where I'm going with this. In Hollywood, they don't make every chair from scratch for each movie, why should a game company?
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Re: IE loses market share
Jul 13, 2004, 04:50
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Re: IE loses market share Jul 13, 2004, 04:50
Jul 13, 2004, 04:50
 
...when you consider that one of Netscape's original complaints voiced to Congress was that M$ had an "unfair advantage" over Netscape in that M$'s deeper knowledge of "secret" Windows source code allowed it to more tightly couple IE to Windows than it was possible for Netscape to do with its browsers, providing IE with all kinds of "advantages" Netscape was never pressed to clarify or explain in any detail... Now, people like this are singing praises to the fact that it's not as tightly coupled (even though the guy is completely wrong in his assumptions.) The irony is so sweet it's delicious...

Indeed, this strawman issue about "Windows source code" became a part of M$'s settlement with the DOJ, and is at the heart of current similar government interference within private industry in the EU's recent government edicts against M$ over Media Player--that sinful, consumer-destroying software of the devil's own design (for the purpose of raiding the company's coffers for the "benefit of the anonymous consumer", of course, who'll never see a penny from the EU's fines and will likely pay more for his software as M$ will just pass along the fine as an added cost just like any other tax. With friends like tax-hungry governments, consumers don't need enemies..)

Key point is that was "one" of the issues. The greater point about getting the source code was to create a more efficient and effective browser not to turn it into the windows file browser. They also used these tricks to take over the office market. By holding back 95 source code from WordPerfect developers they made sure that they were the only 32bit office system out their for 6 months to a year cutting off their revenue stream. And the biggest reason M$ made the jackass decision to use it's internet browser software as it's file browser was to claim that their browser could not be separated from Windows as part of some settlement. Other issues were M$ trying to force OEM's to not distribute Netscape with their new computers (and once again the integration issue comes up, heaven forbid the prospect of an OEM back in the day distributing Win95 with Netscape and WITHOUT IE.) And IE was not the best technology until well after it's introduction. By "giving away" the software it cut off a revenue stream which would allow them to spend enough on development, and probably more important than the revenue stream (since I'm sure it wasn't immense at the time) was the potential that revenue stream offered (to help with financing of the development.)

Now an important part of understanding why M$ was/is violating the antitrust act, and why they were not "giving away" the software...with Windows, they have a monopoly of PC operating system software (barriers to entry, yada yada yada) They used that position to take over another market and further strengthen their monopoly position. They didn't keep their Windows money separate and start investing in IE technology, they shifted the development money from windows to IE. They are not a benevolent company looking to give away software for free. If you bought win3.1 with no browser, or win95 with the crappy free IE, you were paying for IE and IE development. Just like buying windows pays for M$ to attempt to monopolize media delivery mechanisms with their media player development. You aren't getting these things for free.

I'm suprised you couldn't grasp this for yourself, I don't remember your nick from 3dfxgamers, but I don't remember you being that dim.

I've got to get some sleep, but in general when you are going to make so many jackass statements, it is best to keep the smileys to a minimum

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Re: Misc
Jul 9, 2004, 17:09
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Re: Misc Jul 9, 2004, 17:09
Jul 9, 2004, 17:09
 
Yes Riordan is a clown, but he's still less of a jackass than this guy.

Democratic state Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally, who had scheduled a protest by civil rights organizations, canceled the demonstration after an apparent mix-up over the girl's racial background.

Dymally was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News Thursday saying the child was "a little African-American girl. Would he (Riordan) have done that to a white girl?"

The girl is white, with blond hair.

Dymally did not return telephone calls. His office issued a statement Wednesday calling Riordan's remarks to the girl "outrageous and irresponsible," then issued another statement Thursday saying, "To err is human; to forgive is divine."

"Race is not a factor in this issue," Dymally said in Thursday's statement, adding that Riordan had apologized a second time. "It is time for us to move on."



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vCDJ abstract
May 21, 2004, 15:01
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vCDJ abstract May 21, 2004, 15:01
May 21, 2004, 15:01
 
Some serious statistical mumbo jumbo to get any sort of confidence from 3 positive results.

This study aims to provide an estimate of the number of individuals in the UK who may be incubating variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and at risk of causing iatrogenic spread of the disease. Lymphoreticular accumulation of prion protein is a consistent feature of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob at autopsy and has also been demonstrated in the pre-clinical phase. Immunohistochemical accumulation of prion protein in the lymphoreticular system remains the only technique that has been shown to predict neurological disease reliably in animal prion disorders. In this study, immunohistochemistry was used to demonstrate the presence of prion protein, with monoclonal antibodies KG9 and 3F4, in surgically removed tonsillectomy and appendicectomy specimens. The samples were collected from histopathology departments across the UK and anonymised prior to testing. Samples were tested from 16 703 patients (14 964 appendectomies, 1739 tonsillectomies), approximately 60% of whom were from the age group 20-29 years at operation. Twenty-five per cent of the samples were excluded from the final analyses because they contained inadequate amounts of lymphoid tissue. Three appendicectomy samples showed lymphoreticular accumulation of prion protein, giving an estimated prevalence of 3/12 674 or 237 per million (95% CI 49-692 per million). The pattern of lymphoreticular accumulation in two of these samples was dissimilar from that seen in known cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Although it is uncertain whether immunohistochemical accumulation of prion protein in the lymphoreticular system is specific for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, it has not been described in any other disease, including other forms of human prion disease or a range of inflammatory and infective conditions. These findings reinforce the importance of measures taken by the UK Department of Health to reduce the risk of spread of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob via blood products and surgical instruments, and of the urgency to proceed with large-scale screening of fresh tonsil specimens for the presence of prion protein. Copyright © 2004 Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.



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Re: CES meeting
Feb 21, 2004, 03:36
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Re: CES meeting Feb 21, 2004, 03:36
Feb 21, 2004, 03:36
 
He has stated that they have given infinium multiple opportunities to state their case and correct any mistakes. Likey, infinium would rather state their case in a closed door meeting rather than putting their case into an email where the facts are clear. Without email *or tape* it's a he said she said situation.



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Re: iD is no longer hungry
Feb 7, 2004, 22:08
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Re: iD is no longer hungry Feb 7, 2004, 22:08
Feb 7, 2004, 22:08
 
Fucking whiners. Would you prefer that they hype the shit out of it for years on end and knock DNF off the vaporware list. I say let the developers keep their mouths shut until the game is ready. There will always be plenty of time for hype. As for the exclusive release of pics to the gaming magazines, that is an action of the publisher not the developer.

btw, isn't it a little odd to be an obsessed fan of a game you haven't even played yet?



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Re: Give this a chance to load
Jan 31, 2004, 00:00
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Re: Give this a chance to load Jan 31, 2004, 00:00
Jan 31, 2004, 00:00
 
I can't get the video, but found her stat sheet from the international federation of competitive eating.

http://www.ifoce.com/profile.php?action=detail&sn=20

Damn that woman can eat. Now I can't get DVDA out of my head.

The band not the porn.



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Re: snowtowcar.wmv
Jan 26, 2004, 23:15
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Re: snowtowcar.wmv Jan 26, 2004, 23:15
Jan 26, 2004, 23:15
 
Incredible stupidity. The guy puts the car in reverse while the car is being towed. Hmmmm wonder what went wrong?



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Re: The Science of Naming Drugs
Dec 28, 2003, 02:08
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Re: The Science of Naming Drugs Dec 28, 2003, 02:08
Dec 28, 2003, 02:08
 
To answer Halsy and the mayor in the same post, if your drug becomes popular enough that you lose your copywrite due to the fact that it is a household name (the only example I can think of is asprin, even acetomenophen cannot be called Tylenol by the competition) you have already made so much freaking cash you could care less. The main issue is when your drug becomes available OTC by that time companies producing generics are common and you need to rely on your brand name to keep making money from your creation.

I'm drunk right now so please forgive any spelling or grammatical errors.




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The Science of Naming Drugs
Dec 27, 2003, 22:34
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The Science of Naming Drugs Dec 27, 2003, 22:34
Dec 27, 2003, 22:34
 
Another interesting part of drug company strategy, they make the generic name as hard to pronounce as possible so that people will just ask for the name brand.



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Re: grand to all and to all a good post
Dec 13, 2003, 04:06
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Re: grand to all and to all a good post Dec 13, 2003, 04:06
Dec 13, 2003, 04:06
 
I'm a post-secondary student who regularly gets A's on essays/term papers and is consistently complimented on my writing abilities.]

What the fuck is a post secondary student. I'm a grad student, I used to be an undergrad, before that I was in high school. Where exactly does post secondary fall. I'm guessing that elementary is primary school, junior high is secondary, and post secondary is a high school student that feels more important that he is, but I'm more than comfortable admitting I have no clue. BTW, 9/10 and I don't buy the whole subjunctive mood argument.



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Re: Everything has its place
Nov 16, 2003, 23:00
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Re: Everything has its place Nov 16, 2003, 23:00
Nov 16, 2003, 23:00
 
And computers are bringing back the Big Scale Epic genre, which died after the early 1960s because no one could afford to build the giant sets and hire the thousands of extras required. "The Scorpion King" would have been impossible without this stuff.

That sounds like a reason to hate Moore's law.



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Re: Dark City
Nov 13, 2003, 03:55
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Re: Dark City Nov 13, 2003, 03:55
Nov 13, 2003, 03:55
 
And the woman in it singing Sway at the microphone in the club. Oh my word... so hot.
She's Jennifer Connelly from Hulk.

no no she's the same woman but from Career Opportunities. If you've seen her on the "horse" you won't think of her in any other way, unless it's combining her on the horse with her in Requiem for a Dream.



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Re: Dark City and Matrix Sets
Nov 12, 2003, 20:58
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Re: Dark City and Matrix Sets Nov 12, 2003, 20:58
Nov 12, 2003, 20:58
 
comparing the full credits reveals they shared at least one producer Andrew Mason
and one Art Director Michelle McGahey






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