Out of the Blue

The Casino Royale Website offers a teaser trailer (thanks Ant). In spite of my lifelong affection for the series, I didn't think it was possible to be this interested in a new Bond flick at this time, but I am totally psyched for this now.

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Re: Sad...
May 3, 2006, 23:41
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May 3, 2006, 23:41
 
Ok, so go to https://www.hotmail.com . You'll get a message about the certificate being expired. Now view the certificate.

That's just sad. Not only that they let the certificate expire, but they're their own certificate authority.


That is just fucking PRICELESS. And this company basically runs the most of the entire computer world. Wheeeeee!
Incompetence, Everyone Can Enjoy It!

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Soda sales to end
May 3, 2006, 23:39
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Soda sales to end May 3, 2006, 23:39
May 3, 2006, 23:39
 
One thing this will definitely do is give teachers far far far fewer headaches from hyperactive kids. They took out the pop machines in my wife's school two years ago, and she said the effect was plain noticeable in how much more relaxed and quieter (relatively speaking ofcourse) the kids became.

Pop=Evil.
*Drinks 2nd can of coke.*

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Re: Sad...
May 3, 2006, 23:32
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Re: Sad... May 3, 2006, 23:32
May 3, 2006, 23:32
 
Do they have monkeys admining it or something?

They should be so lucky. I think monkeys would have discovered that it expired days ago. It expired on 4/29/2006 . . .

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Re: A little tech help...
May 3, 2006, 23:13
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Re: A little tech help... May 3, 2006, 23:13
May 3, 2006, 23:13
 
I don't really want to get into a discussion of whether or not using "frame advance" and "savestates" is "cheating", but what I said was that he wasn't "invincible."


Oh, I sure as hell don't mean to start that little debate...but now that you mention it, it does look like he's exploiting the hitbox border to play.

Still pretty cool though I think it's more impressive if you can play the original NES version in under 5 min.

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Sad...
May 3, 2006, 22:35
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Sad... May 3, 2006, 22:35
May 3, 2006, 22:35
 
Ok, so go to https://www.hotmail.com . You'll get a message about the certificate being expired. Now view the certificate.

That's just sad. Not only that they let the certificate expire, but they're their own certificate authority.

I think the only one that tops this is when MS let the hotmail.com domain expire and a user renewed it for them...

Do they have monkeys admining it or something?

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Re: A little tech help...
May 3, 2006, 22:23
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Re: A little tech help... May 3, 2006, 22:23
May 3, 2006, 22:23
 
Everything that's shown in the video is technically possible within the game engine. In fact, if you have an NES Emulator and a copy of the game engine, you can download the set of inputs used in the video from Bisqwit's site and replay it back in-game yourself.

I don't really want to get into a discussion of whether or not using "frame advance" and "savestates" is "cheating", but what I said was that he wasn't "invincible." It's just that as far as the game knows, he never actually touched those things that could kill him. Usually, it involves moving in such a way or at such a speed that he's on one side of the enemy in one frame, and on the opposite side in the next frame, or by passing just outside of the enemy's "hitbox", even if the graphics representing the enemy or player are apparently touching.

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Re: A little tech help...
May 3, 2006, 21:50
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Re: A little tech help... May 3, 2006, 21:50
May 3, 2006, 21:50
 
I don't think he's actually cheating with some sort of "invincibility", but rather the frame-by-frame nature of emulated runs allows pixel-perfect precision that can exploit errors in the game's collision detection.


Not dying isn't cheating??

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Re: A little tech help...
May 3, 2006, 21:23
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Re: A little tech help... May 3, 2006, 21:23
May 3, 2006, 21:23
 
The Super Mario Brothers run appears to be identical to Pom's emulated (tool-assisted) speedrun on Bisqwit's site (http://bisqwit.iki.fi/nesvideos/), except that the intro screens advertising the fact that the run is emulated have been stripped out.
I don't think he's actually cheating with some sort of "invincibility", but rather the frame-by-frame nature of emulated runs allows pixel-perfect precision that can exploit errors in the game's collision detection.

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Re: A little tech help...
May 3, 2006, 19:05
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Re: A little tech help... May 3, 2006, 19:05
May 3, 2006, 19:05
 
Zathrus: Get her a Flash stick/drive! Even a 64 MB size!

Yeah, you can boot to the USB flash drives now.
There is a little program that lets you load the files necessary to install windows xp.

Very slick.

Use our buddy google.
(found this out on accident after restarting and trying to boot off of my 2GB USB drive)

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Re: A little tech help...
May 3, 2006, 18:09
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May 3, 2006, 18:09
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Zathrus: Get her a Flash stick/drive! Even a 64 MB size!
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Re: The New Bond
May 3, 2006, 18:08
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May 3, 2006, 18:08
 
Eddie Izzard at least deserves to be a Bond villain or nemesis.


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Re: A little tech help...
May 3, 2006, 16:50
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Re: A little tech help... May 3, 2006, 16:50
May 3, 2006, 16:50
 
Casino Royale is going to be be good. And I'm going to have me a Royale with Cheese before I see it.

I dunno about that Supes film. I think I'll probably wait for the DVD. However Xmen III the end of this month...BOOYAH!


Ditto. Superman does nothing for me really, even though the music is classic stuff and it was great hearing it again. Bond being more of a believable thug appeals to me though.

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Re: Mario Video Has Invincibility On
May 3, 2006, 16:17
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Re: Mario Video Has Invincibility On May 3, 2006, 16:17
May 3, 2006, 16:17
 
Yeah this one did look like there was some cheating going on. There was another one where the guys used an emulator which saved the state every second so when the guy screwed up he could go back and do it again. Pretty neat stuff.

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May 3, 2006, 16:07
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Thanks for that:)


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May 3, 2006, 16:01
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May 3, 2006, 16:01
 
Could someone please tell me if there is a specific VB I need for Media Center and, if so, who makes it?

MCE should be the same as XP as far as virus scanners are concerned, so there won't be a MCE specific version. You'd probably want virus protection that doesn't have a huge performace hit or cause video stuttering. AVG is probably a good one to try for free.

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May 3, 2006, 15:57
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May 3, 2006, 15:57
 
that mentions virus protection for Windows Medica Center Edition 2005.

Er... it's just Windows XP. Use whatever AV package you want.

Personally, I recommend AVG -- the price is right.

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Re: Comcast Internet....
May 3, 2006, 15:54
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Re: Comcast Internet.... May 3, 2006, 15:54
May 3, 2006, 15:54
 
I love Spacey, one of the few actors I have any positive conotation with. Usual Suspects was awesome, and he played that part well, same for American Beauty.. Generally he just seems to pick good scripts, almost every movie he's in has a fairly solid ending.
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May 3, 2006, 15:36
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May 3, 2006, 15:36
 
Since we're doing tech here as well today...

I bought a Windows Media Center system yesterday and can't find anywhere at google, microsoft, or trendmicro that mentions virus protection for Windows Medica Center Edition 2005.

Could someone please tell me if there is a specific VB I need for Media Center and, if so, who makes it?

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Re: The New Bond
May 3, 2006, 15:32
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Am I the only one who still doesn't like the new Bond?

Nope.

I think it should have been Eddie Izzard, myself..



That would have been so fucking cool...



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Re: The New Bond
May 3, 2006, 15:31
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May 3, 2006, 15:31
 
You go from:

He looks old, doesn't remotely fit the image at all

to:

Although I'd give my first born to see The Rock play James Bond

???

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