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721  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Biggest games disasters from Yahoo Games on: June 25, 2008, 06:06:03 PM
so what's the deal with Shenmue 3?
722  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Firefox 3.0...What's your take so far? on: June 25, 2008, 01:06:26 AM
someone ran a comparison test between the major browsers on Windows - article: http://dotnetperls.com/Content/Browser-Memory.aspx

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Conclusion

These profiles are meant to provide a picture of what the memory behavior of popular browsers is over a period of time, not to provide absolute benchmark times. Firefox 3.0 shows memory usage that is significantly lower than Firefox 2, which also does very well. Here is a summary of my results.

    * Safari 3.1
      Safari on Windows shows extremely poor memory management, and I do not know whether it ever reaches a high water mark. If this is by design, it is certainly a design that looks inefficient and seems to contradict Apple's marketing.
    * Firefox 3.0
      This browser exhibits memory usage that is by far lower than the others. It releases memory to the system and the trend line is nearly flat.
      (This is likely due to the efforts outlined here.)
    * Flock (based on Firefox 2.0)
      Flock did very well and this browser and Firefox 2.0 could likely be run for long periods without causing many problems. The extensions probably reduced the efficiency somewhat.
    * Opera 9.5
      Opera's performance was about as good as Firefox 2.0 (Flock), and it could likely be used for very lengthy sessions. However, Kestrel is certainly not a revolutionary or even notable technology in this arena.
    * Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1
      IE did well in the profile, although a worrying trend in the data could indicate that it would keep escalating. However, this browser could likely sustain many hours of moderate usage.

Final Thoughts

After browsing for 14 hours with these programs, and recording all the results into spreadsheets, the most memory efficient browser in my usage is very clear--Firefox 3.0 not only trumps its older version, but every other popular offering on Windows. This article may help other vendors rethink their marketing campaigns, and may prompt further improvements.
723  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: GT Pay it Forward Freebies Thread on: June 22, 2008, 08:59:31 PM
have a few Playstation 1 titles to distribute:

NFL GameDay 99 (no karma on this one - stupid sports crap)
NASCAR Racing (the Papyrus/Sierra one)
Syphon Filter
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
724  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: XBox 360 power supply + cable on: June 21, 2008, 08:09:32 AM

Quote from: Boxcar on June 21, 2008, 02:42:52 AM

MS sent me a power supply and cable with the replacement Xbox 360 a couple of months ago even though I only sent them the defunct console (which was my second Xbox 360 to die).

I could probably dig up the old one...should be laying around here somewhere.




PM sent
725  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LF: XBox 360 power supply + cable on: June 21, 2008, 12:14:09 AM
kind of a long shot, but i thought i'd try. sell or trade if you have an extra or unused one.
726  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP: 3 PC games series you'd like on it on: June 20, 2008, 08:43:04 PM

Quote from: yossar on June 20, 2008, 07:28:06 PM

It would lose a lot in the transition from mouse and a lot of buttons to touch screen and a few buttons.

that would be an improvement, in my view..
727  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Firefox 3.0...What's your take so far? on: June 19, 2008, 11:53:34 PM
liking it the best of any browser i've tried EVAR
728  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's with all the Coldplay hate? on: June 19, 2008, 11:48:19 PM
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New Coldplay = A record Ian McCulloch wrote in the 80's and thankfully threw away
729  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CTRL-V Test procedures on: June 17, 2008, 12:03:42 AM
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730  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Talk me out of getting a Zune? on: June 16, 2008, 06:15:11 PM
having used both - i would recommend the Creative Labs Zen.
731  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do You Still Use The Drive Through Windows? on: June 13, 2008, 11:38:49 PM
the people at the drive-thru window don't much likey when you take your bicycle up to it.
732  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FT: Galactic Assault (Akella/Paradox, PC DVD) on: June 13, 2008, 07:46:55 AM
Not too much like Massive Assault, which was a game i really liked.  icon_cry

i'm open to most trading ideas for PC and consoles...
733  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Psi-Ops (PC) - free download from Fileplanet on: June 13, 2008, 05:46:29 AM
how intrusive are the ads?
734  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In which situation do you feel you get your moneys worth? on: June 11, 2008, 11:55:29 PM
whomever thought of 'endings' in games? play until your lives run out - games should go on forever, otherwise.
735  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: ACTA: Copyright's answer to NAFTA on: June 11, 2008, 11:53:55 PM
/. article: http://news.slashdot.org/news/08/06/11/0213244.shtml
736  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is There Hope for Metallica? on: June 10, 2008, 07:12:48 AM
i've never heard a full album by this band, and today i saw _Kill 'Em All_ on the shelf at the library, so i am listening to it now... it's kinda enjoyable in that 1983 sorta way. this would have been a year or two before i discovered Dungeons & Dragons..
737  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 10, 2008, 01:45:30 AM

Quote from: LordMortis on June 09, 2008, 07:29:00 PM

(in this instance, the double cheesy beef burito, which is a damned fine fast food purchase for 89 cents and really ought to sate my hunger) 
i really wish it were possible to purchase burritos for that price in Seattle.. that's like half off or more
738  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: Jedi Knight 2 - Jedi Academy [Xbox] or [PC] on: June 06, 2008, 10:48:08 PM
(piggyback) i am looking for Jedi Outcast (PC) myself...
739  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NW Pinball and Gameroom Show 2008 on: June 05, 2008, 05:58:21 PM
the designer of the Black Knight game (one of my favorite tables), among others, is giving some sort of seminar there on Saturday... can't miss that.
740  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / NW Pinball and Gameroom Show 2008 on: June 05, 2008, 08:08:27 AM
anyone else going? Seattle Center, Jun 6-8 (this weekend)



http://nwpinballshow.com/
741  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Games Consumer service - does it EVER work? on: June 05, 2008, 05:29:42 AM
SSI had good tech support, back in the late 80s...
742  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Energy prices and the selling of my truck on: June 04, 2008, 09:51:56 PM

Quote from: PaulBot on June 03, 2008, 11:26:17 PM

Time to dust off those 10-speeds we had as kids and get them road worthy.

my vehicles are a 199X Raleigh C-40 and a 2006 Kona Smoke. they're great for my commute...
743  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 04, 2008, 09:47:08 PM
why is there a pug/dachshund mix trying to get behind the cabinet
744  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Bought My First Ever Bruce Springsteen Album on: June 03, 2008, 10:03:30 PM
whoaaa-ohhh-ohhhh Elmer Fudd
745  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Zotac branded 8800gts 640mb for $120 on: June 03, 2008, 08:18:34 PM
wonder if a motherboard, memory and processor upgrade is worth it, for this card.  currently have an Athlon Barton 2500+ processor.
746  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Quiz: Super Mario Brothers Villian or Dinosaur? on: June 02, 2008, 10:38:54 PM
80%
747  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Speaker Recommendation on: June 01, 2008, 07:51:03 AM

Quote from: disarm on May 30, 2008, 09:57:13 PM

i'm still using Altec's ADA885 (aka ADA890) 4.1 speaker system that i got as the top-of-the-line audio option with a Dell back in 2000, and they still stand as some of the best PC speakers i've ever heard...

those are the ones i'm using right now ... purchased online for $73 two years ago (including shipping)... they are pretty nice.
748  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA Points : the bane of online transactions on: May 30, 2008, 07:06:47 AM
boycott XBL...
749  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 30, 2008, 06:08:29 AM
how about, with the new forum, a totally new name and theme to go along with the reboot?
750  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FSorT Crusader: No Remorse on: May 30, 2008, 05:27:08 AM
i have DOSbox on my PC for the express purpose of playing this one game
751  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dune series - any good after the first book? on: May 29, 2008, 07:42:11 PM
i couldn't even get past page 70 in the original book. the constant 'thought balloons' were making me rageous and i had to stop.
752  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Any good laptop deals at or under $500? on: May 22, 2008, 11:19:05 PM
ASUS EEE?
Everex Cloudbook?
MSI Wind?
753  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: GT Pay it Forward Freebies Thread on: May 22, 2008, 11:12:14 PM
i have both the US and RU versions of Silent Storm - the latter has it, and the former does not.
754  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: I know longer know computers: Sister in Law Question- Good Deal? on: May 21, 2008, 05:50:09 PM
sounds high to me
755  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: GT Pay it Forward Freebies Thread on: May 20, 2008, 10:30:05 PM
Deadzone: Sanitarium please?

i will offer up:

Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

both of these have *everything included (manuals, books, promo inserts, etc) in the (huge) boxes. would prefer that they end up in someone's game library or for collection purposes - they are in pretty good shape.

Karma +1
756  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gothic 4 to have new name and US/EU color palettes on: May 20, 2008, 06:57:26 AM
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Gothic 4 Slapped with New Name
by Aaron Linde May 19, 2008 3:00pm CST tags: Gothic 4
The latest installment in the Gothic series has received an updated name and is now known as Arcania: A Gothic Tale (PC, PS3, X360), GameSpot reports.

Handled this time around by Spellbound Entertainment instead of series creator Piranha Bytes, Arcania's change of name is meant to grant the Gothic franchise a fresh start in North America, where it had been comparatively unpopular than in other territories.

Additionally, the latest build of the title reveals that the North American and European versions of the title will feature different color palettes featuring bright and colorful graphics and gritty muted colors, respectively. The alternate color palettes are the result of months of research between gaming preferences in either territory.

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/52754

weird..
757  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: GT Pay it Forward Freebies Thread on: May 19, 2008, 10:19:31 PM
offering up: Sacred (discs only)

EDIT: mikeg, can i get Dark Messiah of Might and Magic?

+0
758  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Top 20 Arcade Games of All Time? on: May 16, 2008, 05:28:31 AM
in roughly chronological order, off the top of my head...

Asteroids (first game i ever got my initials in)
Berzerk
Rally X
Omega Race
Ladybug
Elevator Action
Joust
Dig Dug
Mario Bros.
Ikari Warriors
Xenophobe
Xybots
Hyperdyne Sidearms
Rampage
Gauntlet II
Forgotten Worlds
The Ninja Warriors
Ninja Gaiden
NARC
Mars Matrix


will forever hate Street Fighter II for destroying arcades
759  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target clearance watch - April update! on: May 16, 2008, 12:48:10 AM

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on May 13, 2008, 02:37:37 PM

if you're still unsure of a game's worth at $7.48, then it was never meant to be.

TRUE DAT
760  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2008 on: May 15, 2008, 09:07:37 AM
finished:
The Life of Pi - Yann Martel
can i say i really did not care for this book... i am placing Yann Martel in the cadre of "Annoying Canadian Authors".

The Elephant Vanishes - Haruki Murakami
The Cat Inside - William S. Burroughs

also been poking around some Python/Ruby/Linux how-to books and some vegetarian cookbooks... not very enthralling reading, and i never get too far in them.

currently reading:

The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien (book three of six)
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