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681  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Return to the original Everquest - 3 Years Later (56K Warning) on: June 23, 2008, 04:50:38 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on June 22, 2008, 08:12:04 PM

It was great fun but UO was so much more.

Man, I still remember tieing up my phone line for a week to download the beta client.
682  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Return to the original Everquest - 3 Years Later (56K Warning) on: June 22, 2008, 07:02:28 PM
I created a druid on Fennin Ro and restarted the game from scratch.  I can't seem to get back into it though  icon_cry

Good to know Kelethin, Qeynos and Blackburrow hasn't changed.  Those really brings back memories.
683  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 21, 2008, 07:20:17 AM
Did my initial test tonight and managed to get to 17
684  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Return to the original Everquest - 3 Years Later (56K Warning) on: June 20, 2008, 04:36:01 PM
I created a character in Fenin Ro last night, name's Thoke.

When I log in, there was a little window that said that my account had over 400k failed login attempts since I closed it.  Holy cow!!

I didn't even get past the tutorial, was busy trying to get rid of spyware on my gf's pc.
685  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: When Sales and IT clash on: June 20, 2008, 07:00:23 AM
Oh man, this clip will make its rounds tomorrow when I get to work!   icon_lol
686  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Test your reaction times... on: June 20, 2008, 12:45:58 AM
0.2214

I'm getting old.  I remembered doing this in college and was getting 0.16-0.17 times.  crybaby
687  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Return to the original Everquest - 3 Years Later (56K Warning) on: June 19, 2008, 08:59:16 PM
I will start the client download tonight and hopefully start playing by tomorrow night again.  It's been a long time!
688  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 19, 2008, 08:56:33 PM
I'm in although I may have to take it slow.

Last time I did some push ups (with an exercise ball to elevate my feet) I put a rib out of alignment and screwed up my shoulder.  I have no idea how that happened, lol.  Went to the chiropractor and got the rib and shoulder fixed but I think I may still need to go back to work on the shoulders some more.

So we'll see how I do.
689  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Disk Defragmentation on: June 19, 2008, 02:44:42 AM
I use the AusLogic disk defrag as well and like it.
690  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Firefox 3 is released! on: June 18, 2008, 12:09:46 AM
Updated mine at the office.  Will update the home pc and laptop when I get home.
691  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MMORPG Tycoon on: June 17, 2008, 10:31:32 PM

Quote from: Gratch on June 17, 2008, 10:25:00 PM

So it's a game game, then?

Yeah, the guy created it in 30 days for a contest.  He's still supporting it though.

Found the website for it and he's there answering people's questions too.

http://www.vectorstorm.org/get-games/full-games/mmorpg-tycoon/
692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MMORPG Tycoon on: June 17, 2008, 10:18:55 PM
Found this yesterday, it's a free game and the premise is just like what the title says, you're managing an MMORPG.

You have to create zones, place towns, roads, spawn points, adjust monster difficulty, pricing, etc.  All these while trying to keep your subscribers happy and make money at it.

Try it out, it's pretty interesting to kill time with.

http://playthisthing.com/mmorpg-tycoon
693  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stan Winston RIP on: June 17, 2008, 12:38:08 AM
CNN is reporting it.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/06/16/obit.stan.winston.ap/index.html

 crybaby
694  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Melaleuca on: June 16, 2008, 10:45:36 PM
They have some decent products, my best friend's mom swears by their products.

Their cleaning products are decent and works and supposedly all natural.

That said, yes, they are a pyramid scheme, but at least they have decent stuff.
695  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: June 16, 2008, 10:01:34 PM
Thanks Kato and be safe out there!
696  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stan Winston RIP on: June 16, 2008, 07:14:38 PM
His Wiki article is already updated with his death, June 15, 2008, of cancer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Winston

Can't find anything in the news though

EDIT: Found this on /Film:

http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/06/16/stan-winston-died/

And Ain't it Cool News:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/37106
697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spore Creature Creator to be released on June 17th (PICS!) on: June 16, 2008, 06:15:00 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 16, 2008, 02:54:03 PM

Quote from: fyedaddy on June 16, 2008, 02:34:05 PM

Quote from: Gratch on June 16, 2008, 02:26:18 PM

Quote from: Dimmona on June 16, 2008, 04:42:56 AM

I shudder to think what other stuff we'll see get created with this thing:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-689194118682834081

That is just wrong on so many levels.  So why couldn't I stop laughing?

That video clip cost me half my coffee and lots of dirty looks.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 eek icon_eek icon_lol icon_lol
698  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Ultra cheap but capable PC -- does it exist? on: June 14, 2008, 03:32:39 AM
Saw this today and thought I'd resurrect this thread:

http://www.buy.com/prod/gateway-gt5628-quad-core-desktop-intel-core-2-q6600-2-4ghz-quad-core/q/loc/101/207544960.html
699  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I might be laid off tomorrow on: June 12, 2008, 07:56:39 PM
Sorry to hear that you got laid off but that does sound like a decent severance package.

I agree with everyone when they said the commute is horrendous.  I did a 1.5-2 hours commute for a year and I was glad when I switched jobs.

Good luck with the job search!
700  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Discovery Channel] - When We Left Earth on: June 09, 2008, 05:22:57 AM
Anyone watching this series?  I'm currently on the laptop in the TV room watching it.  I love it!!  I'm a big space program buff, so this series is a treat for me.  Even thinking about purchasing the dvd set (wishing I have Blu-ray though).
701  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Anti-virus program needed on: June 09, 2008, 05:12:52 AM
At bleepingcomputer.com, the forum that I'm training to remove malware at, they recommend Avast and Avira
702  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: BSODs on: June 07, 2008, 05:09:10 PM
I'm running an AGP x1950pro, it's about time I overhaul my system.  I also have been using the high settings and just playing around with the advanced settings by turning off shadows, using shader 2.0, etc.  Read that in another post a while back.

The memory usage is probably what causes my BSODs as I only have 2gb memory on this system.

I've been playing CoD4, PotBS, Sins of a Solar Empire and the Witcher lately without any BSODs.  I'll try AoC again this weekend.

Thanks!
703  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: BSODs on: June 07, 2008, 06:39:30 AM
No overclock on this one, haven't done it since I built it.

Video card is fairly new, a few months old.

Same with power supply, it's an Antec SmartPower 500w, less than a year old.

Ran the memtest overnight and then some, I think it ran almost 24 hours since I left it running while I went work.

I haven't played Conan in about a week and no BSOD since then.  I've played other games and my system is back to being stable.  I'm still thinking that there's something with Age of Conan that just doesn't agree with my system, could be that memory leak.
704  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Any scuba divers here? on: June 05, 2008, 08:48:18 PM
I still remember the "don't surface faster than your air bubbles" rule and stick by it.
705  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Any scuba divers here? on: June 05, 2008, 05:52:10 PM
I'm a certified open water diver with PADI but I haven't gone in a few years so I will definitely need a refresher course.

It does get expensive, but it was a lot of fun.
706  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lightning Photos from NE Colorado Storms on: June 04, 2008, 11:44:00 PM

Quote from: Canuck on June 04, 2008, 11:20:57 PM

Holy crap Enough, are you a professional?  Those are some damn nice photos!

+1   eek
707  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 75 bucks on: June 03, 2008, 05:32:07 AM
$15 to fill up my Ninja 250.  Gets about 57-60mpg and goes 100+mph tops.

A couple of months ago, it only cost me about $11 to fill the thing up.  icon_frown
708  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: BSODs on: June 02, 2008, 05:21:09 PM
Yup, drivers are all fully updated.

It's funny though, I didn't play Age of Conan at all this weekend due to work stuff and my pc haven't had the BSOD once.  I'm thinking it's tied to the game somehow.
709  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: BSODs on: June 02, 2008, 12:40:49 AM
It boots fine in regular mode, it just would give me BSODs seemingly at random.  I can go a few days without BSODs but sometimes I can get them twice a day.  The surefire way of getting one is to play Age of Conan for a while and I will usually get them after I quit the game and try to start firefox.
710  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / BSODs on: June 01, 2008, 05:09:32 AM
Lately I've been getting an increasing amount of BSOD, mostly PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA, and a couple of MEMORY_MANAGEMENT.

I ran memtest86 through the bootable cd and it cleared the memory.

I usually get the Page fault error after I play Age of Conan and try to start firefox, but sometimes it would BSOD when I'm not doing anything.

Any other ideas on what may be causing this?

P4 3GHz
ECS 848P-A V2.0 motherboard
2GB Ram
WinXP SP3
711  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Xbox 360 Premium System F/S on: May 29, 2008, 09:46:56 PM
I so want one so I can play GTA IV, unfortunately, my finances is not allowing anymore purchases for the next couple of weeks  crybaby
712  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Name and Server List on: May 28, 2008, 07:51:58 PM
Thoke
22 Dark Templar
Derketo
713  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: $429 base gaming rig (add video card) at Circuit City on: May 28, 2008, 07:12:09 PM
Sold out  crybaby

Anyone know of anything similar to this?
714  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: $429 base gaming rig (add video card) at Circuit City on: May 26, 2008, 06:58:48 PM
Hmm, I may have to wait on the Kindle and purchase this instead with the tax rebate check.

I have an Antec SmartPower 500 on my old machine that I can transfer over, so I'll just need to get me an 8800 card.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention!
715  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: $429 base gaming rig (add video card) at Circuit City on: May 25, 2008, 09:44:17 PM
I wonder how easy it is on that case to change the power supply.
716  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers now Recruiting!! (Playing on DERKETO Server) on: May 23, 2008, 09:50:57 PM
My CC pre-order copy just came in so I'll be trying it out this weekend.  This may spell the end of PotBS if I like it.
717  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy IV: Who's in for Midnight??? on: May 22, 2008, 09:59:03 AM
Definitely very entertaining, a lot of classic Indy moments.  Me likey!
718  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy IV: Who's in for Midnight??? on: May 22, 2008, 03:17:24 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 22, 2008, 03:03:57 AM

Quote from: Thin_J on May 22, 2008, 02:59:58 AM

Screw the midnight crowds.

Have you ever been to a midnight show?  Any one I've attended has had a high energy and excitement level, but once the film starts the entire crowd goes absolutely silent as every person in the theater is typically there for one purpose.  To be the first to see a highly anticipated film.  Now, if you were referring to Friday night crowds?  Then I would agree completely.  But I've found midnight crowds to be the best to see highly anticipated films with. 

I agree.  Midnight crowds are usually the most enthusiastic crowd and they're usually are fans.  I've been to quite a few midnight showings where people are dressed up, very into the movie/series, friendly and will include you in their trivia games or any games that they happen to bring.  When the movie starts, they're pretty quiet, of course there's the occasional outbursts of clappings and cheerings but usually at the right moments.

I love midnight showing crowds!
719  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy IV: Who's in for Midnight??? on: May 22, 2008, 02:49:26 AM
Me and the GF just got tickets for tonight, the 12:01am showing.  We'll probably be heading over right after her favorite show, Ghost Hunters.
720  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Any good laptop deals at or under $500? on: May 21, 2008, 10:07:24 PM
Taken from TechBargains.com:

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