Out of the Blue

The backlog of movies I would like to check out in the theaters keeps growing, and at this point the only thing knocking anything off the list is flicks that close. A couple more are coming out today, and I think I am going to be unable to resist pushing the Doom movie to the top of the list. I don't know that this means I will get out to see it, but I am quite curious about it, and I think I'll have regrets if it were to close before I got the chance to check it out.

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Re: ebay is awesome...
Oct 21, 2005, 21:01
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Re: ebay is awesome... Oct 21, 2005, 21:01
Oct 21, 2005, 21:01
 
Anyone needs some new pants?

That was posted in an OotB a while back, was it not?

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Re: ebay is awesome...
Oct 21, 2005, 20:02
WarPig
 
78.
Re: ebay is awesome... Oct 21, 2005, 20:02
Oct 21, 2005, 20:02
 WarPig
 
Anyone needs some new pants?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8335653541

Comedy gold!

I have not worn these leather pants for the following reasons:

I am not a member of Queen.
I do not like motorcycles.
I am not Rod Stewart.
I am not French.
I do not cruise for transvestites in an expensive sports car.

They are size 34x34. I am no longer size 34x34, so even were I to suddenly decide I was a famous gay biker I would not be able to wear these pants.

These pants are in excellent condition. They were never taken on pirate expeditions. They weren’t worn onstage. They didn’t straddle a Harley, or a guy named Harley.

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Re: Doom
Oct 21, 2005, 19:58
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Re: Doom Oct 21, 2005, 19:58
Oct 21, 2005, 19:58
 
Wow. Insults now. You and Zeph roomates or something?

Where exactly did I insult you? You need to learn how to read. If you consider "If you want to actually argue the definition...you probably are one" an insult, you have issues.

My statement shows that we have different opinions on what "internet nerd" is.

Your statement was directly telling me that my implied "definition" was entirely wrong. Just because your definition may differ, doesn't make either of us right or wrong, and you just wanted to get into a pissing match, as per usual.

You on the other hand say it is everyone from 18-35. Hay, whatever makes you happy

Again, you need to learn to read. That's not what I said at all.


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Re: Doom
Oct 21, 2005, 19:56
WarPig
 
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Re: Doom Oct 21, 2005, 19:56
Oct 21, 2005, 19:56
 WarPig
 
Never did see Blade II, but no. 3 was not very good....

I liked Blade I but thought Blade II was quite a bit better. I suggest you give it a shot sometime, it's a badass ultra-violent good time.

Never watched III because of the bad word of mouth.

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Re: OT: Video card upgrade (me too!)
Oct 21, 2005, 19:34
75.
Re: OT: Video card upgrade (me too!) Oct 21, 2005, 19:34
Oct 21, 2005, 19:34
 
I think I might get a 6800 GT. Do you guys this will be fine to last two years or more? I will upgrade my motherboard, CPU, etc. next year or so.

Well... here's the deal. If you're planning to upgrade your MB in the next year then you're going to have to upgrade your video card as well -- buying a non PCI-Express board at this point is questionable. Buying one a year or more from now is just foolish. So take that into consideration.

If I wanted to buy a card right now that would last ~2 years then the 6800GT would be a good choice IMO. The 6600GT is a much better value IMO, but I'm not sure how it'll do a couple years from now -- particularly with only 128MB (and if you want 256, get the 6800GT; it's the same price).

My Antec PSU 400 watts will not be enough for upgrade.

I disagree completely. That PSU is more than adequate to the task -- even with the 3 HDs (ack, a Deathstar!) and 2 optical drives. The 5V line on that PSU is very strong, and while the 12V line could be better, it's quite good. I have an Antec 350W PSU supplying power to my server -- 4 HDs, an optical drive, and a Athlon 1400 (not an XP, so higher power usage). I also have a 350W PSU powering my gaming rig -- Athlon64 3k, 1G memory, 2 HDs, DVD burner, and 6800GT. As long as you buy a quality PSU (and you did) it's unlikely you'll ever need >400W unless you run a huge RAID array in the box.

No suggestions on the tuner though -- check www.avforums.com and the various tech sites that are assembling HTPCs right now.

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Re: OT: Video card upgrade
Oct 21, 2005, 18:07
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Re: OT: Video card upgrade Oct 21, 2005, 18:07
Oct 21, 2005, 18:07
 
Are the *textures* set to high?

Or do you have the "Computer" setting at high?

Having said that, I just did a quick test and the game runs fine with the "Maximum" setting. It appears like things may move a tad slower, but nothing major and no thrashing. Of course, it may be the level - some run better than others.

AA, AF, shadows, and shader options all affect the game greatly.
I hope you all turned off the bob and enabled v-sync.
Finding the difference between medium and maximum negligible,
Ray

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Space Rangers 2
Oct 21, 2005, 17:52
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Space Rangers 2 Oct 21, 2005, 17:52
Oct 21, 2005, 17:52
 
I know some people wanted a description of the game and impressions; I had said I'd have some up tonight but just can't 'cause I'm really short on time right now. I'll prep something late tonight (hopefully) so that I can just post it tomorrow. Sorry all.

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Re: OT: Video card upgrade
Oct 21, 2005, 17:47
72.
Re: OT: Video card upgrade Oct 21, 2005, 17:47
Oct 21, 2005, 17:47
 
Twice the pipes, twice the memory.

They are obviously two price brackets, but if I had $250 to spend, I would not suggest the 6800 over the 6600.
The 6600 is very good - for its price.
And a game like F.E.A.R. will need it even more...

Wondering what the processor is,
Ray

Edit: Had my model numbers backward.
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Re: Doom
Oct 21, 2005, 17:44
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Re: Doom Oct 21, 2005, 17:44
Oct 21, 2005, 17:44
 
Just a quick comment; there is no trilogy, only a pair.

No, I think the gal in Total Recall did have 3....

Never did see Blade II, but no. 3 was not very good....


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Re: Doom
Oct 21, 2005, 17:39
70.
Re: Doom Oct 21, 2005, 17:39
Oct 21, 2005, 17:39
 
Just a quick comment; there is no trilogy, only a pair.

That third film was just SO bad!
Blade 2 wasn't so hot either, but it was interesting.
Moving along now :),
Ray

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sweetness....
Oct 21, 2005, 17:32
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sweetness.... Oct 21, 2005, 17:32
Oct 21, 2005, 17:32
 
There have been numerous politicians in both parties that ran for President, lost, and went back to their previous position after losing.

And the daily OotB cycle is complete:
Insults
Hardly any gaming related items
Movies
"You suck and are an idiot"
Politics

Batman... Batman... Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed up as a BAT gets all of my press?
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Re: OT: Video card upgrade
Oct 21, 2005, 17:05
68.
Re: OT: Video card upgrade Oct 21, 2005, 17:05
Oct 21, 2005, 17:05
 
Eh, you couldn't run UT2k4 at "Ultra" quality, D3 at "Highest" (or whatever the hidden level was), or BF2 at highest w/o a 512M card (well... you can... you just have massive texture thrashing and crappy fps). For UT2k4 and D3, however, the differences between the hidden texture quality levels and the highest normal level were insanely minimal.

I never owned Ut2k4, but Doom 3 plays fine on Ultra quality on my current rig.
For that matter, FEAR plays fine too with Highest Texture settings, even though I only have a 256MB card. No harddisk trashing of any kind.
I think the whole "You need 512MB graphics card memory" is just bullshit designed to get those cards to sell faster. When are you ever going to have a scene where you're actually SEEING 500+MB of textures??

PCI-E might also have something to do with it, but not sure.

Like I said, FEAR plays decent enough even with Textures set to highest, but I'll try it with medium textures tonight and see if it improves any.

I'll agree that the visual difference between High and Ultra on Doom 3 wasn't even really noticeable, although it WAS pretty noticeable in Half Life 2, for example.
Not sure what the level of difference is in FEAR.

The Constitution only covers the election of the President, not of any other office at any level.

Ah, that's what I thought it was.

Creston


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Doomed
Oct 21, 2005, 16:49
67.
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Oct 21, 2005, 16:49
 
Leaving fo the theatre in 1/2 hour...story at eleven

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Re: OT: Video card upgrade (me too!)
Oct 21, 2005, 16:44
Ant
 
66.
Re: OT: Video card upgrade (me too!) Oct 21, 2005, 16:44
Oct 21, 2005, 16:44
 Ant
 
Me too! I have an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro AIW (128 MB), and I am looking to upgrade to a NVIDIA card since my current card cannot handle new and upcoming games (e.g., CoD2, CoV, FEAR, etc.). I know GF7 is out because of PCI Express requirement. So it is probably GeForce 6. I think I might get a 6800 GT. Do you guys this will be fine to last two years or more? I will upgrade my motherboard, CPU, etc. next year or so.

Here's another thing to think about. PSU! Be sure you have enough power. My Antec PSU 400 watts will not be enough for upgrade. You can see my primary/gaming system specifications at http://alpha.zimage.com/~ant/antfarm/about/computers.txt ... Funny how I had to upgrade my PSU last time when I got the ATI card a couple years ago. Sheesh!!!

I am also going to get a HDTV tuner to replace my AIW. Any suggestions on which one to get? I dislike ATI's buggy drivers and its softwares. ATI has great hardwares though.

Thank you in advance.


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Re: OT: Video card upgrade
Oct 21, 2005, 16:32
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Re: OT: Video card upgrade Oct 21, 2005, 16:32
Oct 21, 2005, 16:32
 nin
 
Eh, you couldn't run UT2k4 at "Ultra" quality, D3 at "Highest" (or whatever the hidden level was), or BF2 at highest w/o a 512M card (well... you can... you just have massive texture thrashing and crappy fps). For UT2k4 and D3, however, the differences between the hidden texture quality levels and the highest normal level were insanely minimal.

Yeah! What he said!

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Re: OT: Video card upgrade
Oct 21, 2005, 16:29
64.
Re: OT: Video card upgrade Oct 21, 2005, 16:29
Oct 21, 2005, 16:29
 
I guess some of the local races confused me then, where candidates resigned to focus on their race for a different position, and I somehow got the idea that they HAD to do that.

I'll just go ahead and reverse myself now... I forgot. The Constitution only covers the election of the President, not of any other office at any level. So you could have state/county/city laws that prevent a candidate from holding one office while running for another, but those wouldn't apply to the election for the POTUS. Obviously it'd be bad form to do so though.

I dunno that there are any such laws, but there could be.

I hate trading in Image Quality though

Eh, you couldn't run UT2k4 at "Ultra" quality, D3 at "Highest" (or whatever the hidden level was), or BF2 at highest w/o a 512M card (well... you can... you just have massive texture thrashing and crappy fps). For UT2k4 and D3, however, the differences between the hidden texture quality levels and the highest normal level were insanely minimal.

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Re: OT: Video card upgrade
Oct 21, 2005, 16:14
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Re: OT: Video card upgrade Oct 21, 2005, 16:14
Oct 21, 2005, 16:14
 
Man, it's amazing to look at how on the ball ATI was for the Radeon 9[5-8]00 line and see how badly they fouled things up afterwards. Seems like partnering with MS for their Xbox GPU is the kiss of doom.

Well, that depends on your point of view. I think MS put down some brutally large piles of cash for that RSX chip, so I think that ATI feels they're doing pretty damn well.

But yeah, since the 9800 Pro, ATI has definitely been losing ground, been overtaken, and is now staring at Nvidia's ass from quite a ways away. Their top of the line cards sound great, but ofcourse you can't buy one to save your life.

Creston

Edit : You're wrong in that. You can keep your position.

Thanks Z.
I guess some of the local races confused me then, where candidates resigned to focus on their race for a different position, and I somehow got the idea that they HAD to do that.

Edit 2 : Becuase people have said High was meant for videocards w/ 512 meg of texture memory...

Hmmm... I'll switch it to medium tonight, and see what it does. I hate trading in Image Quality though...

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Re: Politics question
Oct 21, 2005, 16:14
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Re: Politics question Oct 21, 2005, 16:14
Oct 21, 2005, 16:14
 
I thought that if you put yourself into nomination for a position, Senate, Congress, Governor etc, you couldn't keep whatever previous position you had, and couldn't fall back on it if you lost? Am I wrong in that, or is that true, just not for the Presidential race?

You're wrong in that. You can keep your position. There are issues to keeping it (like not being able to perform that position as well, since your time is further divided), but Kerry was hardly the first one to do so. There have been numerous politicians in both parties that ran for President, lost, and went back to their previous position after losing.

Now if you win, you must choose which one you want to keep!

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Re: OT: Video card upgrade
Oct 21, 2005, 16:13
nin
 
61.
Re: OT: Video card upgrade Oct 21, 2005, 16:13
Oct 21, 2005, 16:13
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Ermm, I think so, yeah. Why?

Becuase people have said High was meant for videocards w/ 512 meg of texture memory...

I thought that might explain your "weeping"...

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Re: OT: Video card upgrade
Oct 21, 2005, 16:10
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Re: OT: Video card upgrade Oct 21, 2005, 16:10
Oct 21, 2005, 16:10
 
Creston, you're not running the textures set to high, are you?

Ermm, I think so, yeah. Why?
Btw, when I saw "weep", it means "dips belows 30fps every now and then."
Let's just say that when I bought this system in February, I didn't expect to be seeing <30fps before mid 2006...

Creston

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