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281  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: September 16, 2004, 09:58:55 PM

I'm quite certain I'm right, so I'll post up the next quote:

"What makes you think I'll agree?"

"For the same reason that a donkey with a stick behind him and a carrot in front always goes forwards and never backwards."

"...Tell me more about the carrot. "
282  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / PASTE! (volume 2) on: September 14, 2004, 03:42:07 AM
piano "Anitra's Dance" mp3
283  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Rapture.... on: September 11, 2004, 07:13:41 PM
I'm sure those lyrics have a much deeper meaning when you're on LSD.  No doubt LSD had a hand in their scribing.
284  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Holographic Disc to Store One Terabyte of Data on: September 02, 2004, 09:47:50 PM
If this is the same technology I'm thinking of it is supposed to have pretty fast accesses, too.

There are other medias I'd rather see take off, though.

EDIT: Yeah, I guess I should have clicked the link to find out. slywink It is what I was thinking of.
285  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Um, Firefox. Wow. on: August 30, 2004, 06:09:25 AM
Glad I could help =)
286  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Um, Firefox. Wow. on: August 30, 2004, 12:28:39 AM
I second that emotion. Works like a charm.

I third it.

I tried using firefox for the first time but when I go to import my IE favorites and other settings, it crashes on me. Repeatedly

It says the following...

Runtime Error!
Program: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

abnormal program termination

I've installed it 2 times now

I have Firefox version 0.9

Have youtried  exporting the IE favorites to an HTML file? In IE: File > Import & Export.

Do that, then in Firefox goto Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks, from there goto File > Import, and in that dialog open the exported IE favorites HTML file.
287  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Um, Firefox. Wow. on: August 28, 2004, 07:03:30 AM I can't live without this baby.
288  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / My morning....ehhh....not so good. on: August 26, 2004, 09:46:33 PM
Heya Michael. You've fought me before so you probably have a good idea of how this went down. I still can't figure out why he hit me in the ear....

I do indeed, you've got a wicked tight defense. All I know is I wouldn't want fight you for real (win or lose I wouldn't want to, LoL.) Bravo for not murdering this guy, though, especially after the wanker hit you in the ear.
289  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / My morning....ehhh....not so good. on: August 26, 2004, 06:35:54 PM
Wow, that is wicked lame. But hey, atleast you know all the training paid off!
290  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / PASTE! on: August 22, 2004, 10:37:18 PM
"Hmm, the forward struct thing is a little weird. If you have a dynamic array or pointer to the struct then it doesn't complain. I'd say this is a bug. I'm surprised that it wasn't responded to. I'd post again."

That is an interesting one. Better than my last, anyway. Both are actually loosely related, though.

P.S. Mr. Burke, could you throw an e-mail my way? I don't think anything I've sent has gone through.
291  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Curb Your Enthusiasm on: August 21, 2004, 08:32:58 PM
Oh, that explains it. I haven't had HBO for a couple years now. Too bad.
292  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Curb Your Enthusiasm on: August 20, 2004, 11:56:27 PM
Never heard of it.

I saw an episode of "King of Queens" the other night, that was a really funny show.
293  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Pre-Load + CS: Source on: August 20, 2004, 11:53:39 PM
Wait... The old Counter-Strike works with the new Half-Life?
294  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / PASTE! on: August 20, 2004, 05:59:56 PM
import SDL;
import std.string;
import std.stdio;

import video;
import sprite;
import input;
import output;

You're lucky, it could have been a really big chunk slywink
295  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Pre-Load + CS: Source on: August 20, 2004, 06:21:23 AM
Wow, that sounds wicked.
296  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / WinXP Sucks. on: August 17, 2004, 09:55:07 PM

While your plugins sound nice (the JavaScript one especially), Mouse Gestures rules. After a bit of redesign on how it works, I run as follows:

Middle Mouse = open link in new Tab (a Firefox default)
Hold down RMB and move mouse up = next tab
Hold down RMB and move mouse up, then down = close tab

Those features right there allow me to open a bunch of interesting links in the background while I'm reading a news page or something, then just move the mouse to go to and close the additional tabs.

That does sound really cool. I guess my question is this: Is Mouse Gestures not compatible with the extension I posted, or something?
297  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / WinXP Sucks. on: August 17, 2004, 05:36:25 PM
A nice little plugin, but I'll stick with Adblock and Mouse Gestures (both available on the main Extension link inside your browser). I haven't visited any pages that are non-IE only which need to be spoofed by something like this.

I never even use the spoofer. I use

Images Checkbox
Colors Checkbox (ALOT, man is this thing nice to have)
JavaScript Checkbox (You think you're resizing my window? I don't)
New Tab Button
Kill Flash Button

I love being able to turn all that stuff on and off so easily. I dunno, maybe Mouse Gestures lets you do all that stuff to?

this one is also hand for those times when I HAVE to use IE
298  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / WinXP Sucks. on: August 17, 2004, 07:33:18 AM
Oh spit. I forgot I'd replied to this. (Sorry)

Well, no sense in my adding anything. You guys have seemed to work everything out.

It looks like the consensus is that Mozilla Firefox is indeed king of compliance.  Glad to hear there hasn't been a regression. I still work with CSS and Javascript and all that on occasion, but I haven't really followed the W3 or the browser war for a while.

BTW, Firefox/Mozilla users, you should get this badboy: Bloody brilliant little extension.
299  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GBA games worth looking forward to on: August 15, 2004, 09:46:57 PM
Soul Blazer owns. I still play that one once in a while.
300  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / WinXP Sucks. on: August 15, 2004, 05:34:02 AM
but since Mozilla doesn't even follow the w3 HTML / CSS requirements, it starts out as flawed.

You can't be serious. Two years ago when I was still in the W3 support "loop" Mozilla was owning IE as far as standards compliancy goes. Not only did it implement more standard features than IE, itimplemented most of them correctly)

I find it hard to believe that anything NEW from Mozilla is less compliant than older Mozilla technology (let alone IE).

EDIT: P.S. Not saying it isn't possible, but I do find it rather hard to swallow.

As it stands I'm using both Firefox and IE6 / w SP2 and can balance out what I need. It's workable, but not ideal.

You have to use IE sometimes. Too many sites use IE's proprietary "extensions", and/or "legacy"(read: bad) "code".
301  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Doom 3 Xbox or PC? on: August 06, 2004, 07:03:16 AM
I'm sitting with 1gig on a 3.0Ghz 800fsb P4 and an ATI 9800pro (128MB,not 256). Unpacking the pk4 files and changing the one cache to 256MB makes the Ultra @1024 playable with the occasional hiccup. runs at a solid 30fps and upwards of 60, depending on the action.

On Ultra? Very cool.

There is some inventive stuff in the game and the detail is amazing, but the game itself isn't worth the price tag at this point. (hence the mod comment earlier).

Yeah, I'm gonna wait for the price to drop to the high 30s/mid 40s. I never pay 50+ dollars for a  game (before tax, I mean)

I think I'd prefer playing co-op mode.

The mods. Once they start coming you'll remember why you went with the PC version slywink
302  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Doom 3 Xbox or PC? on: August 06, 2004, 05:09:06 AM
Personally I am very happy to have a (hopefully) solid single player game. If I want multiplayer I have UT2k4. I am always terrified that everything will become multiplayer only.

My sentiments exactly. Besides if UT2K4 isn't your thing, Ravensoft is working on Quake 4, surely that will have a bigger focus on Multiplayer

I knew that 2GB of RAM would come in handy sooner or later!

Muahahahaha! I only have one gig, but judging by the posts that should be more than enough. Hell I could probably spare 512MB.

Many thanks for the link, Mr. Burke.
303  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Holiday sequels that will suck on: August 06, 2004, 03:02:04 AM
LoTR: The Third Age is a very different beast. It is an RPG and EGM's cover story this month on it actually got me pretty excited to see the game in action. This is not a straight action game.

That does change things a bit. Honestly, though, I can't really get excited by much of anything EA outputs.

You forgot some other sequels from Sony: Sly 2, Jak 3 and Ratchet and Clank 3. I think it would difficult to say those won't be of a higher quality than your standard sequel.

Sly Cooper 2: fairly interested.
R&C: Abstain. Never played the first two.
Jak III: For the love of God, no more.
304  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Holiday sequels that will suck on: August 05, 2004, 10:37:40 PM
VJ2 - I kind of agree. It is really too soon for a sequel to this. I had a blast with the first, but I'd like a little more time to start itching for a second.

PoP2 - Absolutely agree. Way I see it, they should just hand this franchise off to RockStar  :roll:  I can't tell you how disappointed I am in this game so far.

LotR: TTA - Agreed. I've had my fill of EA's LotR hack-and-slash/

MP2 - Disagree. I really like the story of the first MP and I'm very much looking forward to the new additions in story and especially gameplay.

It's also depressing to see that of the 20 or so holiday titles that I'm mildly to strongly interested in, only two of them aren't sequels or licensed properties (Phantom Brave and Fable). Hopefully this isn't a portent of the future of the video game industry.

Phantom Brave is a sequel. Unless you don't consider each Final Fantasy a sequel the one before.
305  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Review Discussion: Tales of Symphonia on: July 31, 2004, 04:50:15 PM
FFX, bah. Square lost their imagination and simple 'awe' of playing a FF game at number 6, personally. They regained some things in my eyes with FF9, but other than that, I haven't been impressed at all with a Final Fantasy title in ages.

Amen, brutha.
306  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The official Nintendo DS design, link inside on: July 29, 2004, 11:46:20 PM
I seem to remember the DS always having four face buttons.  :idea:
307  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The official Nintendo DS design, link inside on: July 29, 2004, 06:25:00 PM
I knew they were going to make some changes, but I never expected such a huge change. It looks really sexy.
308  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Power Outage....aka my weekend sucked on: July 26, 2004, 06:49:24 PM
Yeah, but in Phoenix at least you have a dry heat.

Until you start sweating and becomes your own personal humid heat. slywink
309  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Doom 3 Xbox or PC? on: July 18, 2004, 10:55:52 PM
Oh, co-op on Live only, eh? PC for me then.
310  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Doom 3 Xbox or PC? on: July 17, 2004, 03:25:25 AM
I'm torn... I was sure I would get it for PC initially, but the coop is tempting... on the other hand user mods are just as tempting.

I can't justify buying it twice, though. Hehe.
311  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DOOOOOM 3 Gold! on: July 15, 2004, 12:13:25 AM
Nope, that is world wide kids...huzzah!

Huzzah! This is gonna be sweet. I just hope I have enough horsepower.

The original DOOM still makes me jump, I better put all my extra points into constitution biggrin

Can't wait to see some user mods come out, that should be quite interesting. I'd like to see a game like Wheel of Time running on the DOOM III engine, too.
312  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DOOOOOM 3 Gold! on: July 14, 2004, 11:13:28 PM
DOOM III is due out in a matter of days? Or is that just for you reviewer types?
313  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Manhole on: July 14, 2004, 05:34:09 PM
I believe corn husks were once used as toilet-paper.
314  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Worlds of Warcraft - An Introspective on: July 12, 2004, 07:46:00 PM

Thanks for the info =)

WoW has basically taken over my PC time, as it's absolutely nothing like a level-grind like ALL the other MMOs I've played (EQ, DAoC, AO, SB, SWG), as there's so much to do other than just killing for experience (crafting, herb collecting, fishing, general chatting, wandering).


Man, it is sounding more and more promising. I wish I could have gotten in on the Beta Test =D
315  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Worlds of Warcraft - An Introspective on: July 12, 2004, 07:18:45 PM
The guy who created SDL is working on this game. He is really cool too, I see him helping people with SDL all the time on the SDL NG.

WoW is the first MMO game I've ever been interested in. Blizzard and its have been nearly flawless, so I expect great things from WoW, and judging by this short preview it is going to deliver.

Mr. Burke, do you, by any chance, know what the monthly fee is going to be?
316  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What would you do if there were no video games? on: July 10, 2004, 06:12:59 PM
Belgedin knows what I'd do if there were no video games, I'd go back to teaching Martial Arts.

Hehe, I still remember the kicking drills you ran. Those were great, except on Mondays when there were only little kids to work with. Nothing like having to kick below knee level  :lol:

I wonder if I'm the only one that wanted to rip somones spine out after sparring and intone, "Fatality" ... ::coughs::

As odd as it sounds, I actually miss reading. I used to read so much more, but with so many distractions it's difficult to stick with it. It's hard to pull away for some quiet reading time. I still read, but I have such a backlog I doubt I will ever catch up. I simply need to prioritize better...

I do a ton of technical reading... I think it has been a good seven months since I read any sci-fi or fantasy =\ Last book I read was Fire Bringer by David-Clement Davies. Great book.
317  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What would you do if there were no video games? on: July 10, 2004, 03:16:28 AM
I'd invent video games.
318  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Four Swords-response to the review on: July 09, 2004, 07:26:22 PM
Yeah, I'd forgotten about that.
319  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Four Swords-response to the review on: July 08, 2004, 09:42:40 PM
Yeah it is worth $50. And I can only play single-player, right now.
320  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / my cat is going insane on: July 04, 2004, 11:39:23 PM
Trust me, they are delicious, they compliment the patoes really well. They are really sweet and flavorful. And if you don't like them they shouldn't affect the flavor of anything else in the pot.

Man, all this talk of corned beef. I need make some now. God I love that stuff.

Anyway, congratulations on the cooking thing, sounds like your first experience was quite satisfactory smile

P.S. I hope you shared with the cat slywink
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