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921  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Interesting article on Blu-Ray and HD-DVD on: July 28, 2006, 10:55:32 PM
i'm still doing fine with my VHS tapes...??
922  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / AMD set to buy ATI for $5.5 billion on: July 23, 2006, 08:49:33 AM
what i would like to see are AMD-processor motherboards with *decent* integrated ATi graphics chips made mainstream...
923  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Out of This World / Another World free on: June 22, 2006, 06:35:18 PM
Quote from: "Zarkon"
I actually just sold the original AITD on floppy on Ebay. biggrin


how much did you get for it?
924  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Cool Gamer's Wives on: June 20, 2006, 01:39:59 AM
i had a girlfriend once who collected game consoles... had boxes and boxes of peripherals and cables, and a fair number of games - but in the year+ that we went out, i never saw her playing much of anything besides DDR, Samba de Amigo, Master of Orion II and HoMM III.
925  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Windows Vista - 40 page preview on: June 03, 2006, 08:05:12 AM
a lot changes in 7 years!  i now care more about new linux distros...
926  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hasbro to release 'classic' Transformers on: June 02, 2006, 08:21:11 AM
i've not seen the Alternators before...  Tracks was one of my favorite Autobots, so i'm tempted to get that one... and Wheeljack was my first ever Transformer, but the reissue is weird.  and what's up with the Grimlock/Ravage/Shockwave rejiggerations??  and Optimus Prime as a pickup truck?  i'm not OK with this.
927  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hasbro to release 'classic' Transformers on: June 02, 2006, 12:10:08 AM
Astrotrain still turns into a train (as well as a space shuttle), check the link in the first post.  it looks less than cool, but that functionality is still there.  i'm still wondering why they picked that one to re-release...
928  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Books Read in 2006 (Keep it Updated) on: May 30, 2006, 01:32:05 AM
Calculus for Cats - Kenn Amdahl and Jim Loats

an often amusing read about the diabolic obfuscation of the mathematics of calculus as perpetrated by an alien species - the furry household feline.  it explains the core concepts thoroughly, and gives illuminating examples in a way that calc textbooks (and profs) tend to gloss over, or ignore entirely.  these involve catmobiles and headlights on hilly roads, quadratic mice and cats ice-skating circles and spirals, holding a string...  i really wish i had this book a few years ago - i now have a workable idea of what derivatives, the rules of differentiating, and limits are (their definitions and appropriate usage), and that my downfall was really an inadequate grasp of algebra*.  the knowledge i gained from this book would have actually let me complete the class i was in at the time, instead of succumbing to an ineffectual teacher and a dense textbook.  think it's time to try again.

* - i'm going to read their Algebra Unplugged book next...
929  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / stalker shadow of chernobyl on: May 28, 2006, 07:20:34 AM
Quote from: "stiffler"
The cuts made to this game after all this time...  What have the devs been up to?  It takes years to carve out all those features? :lol:


i first heard of it in 2003.  apparently they had a helluva time trying to get the AI working so everybody (NPCs, animals, mutants, etc) was off doing their thing and also would interact with each other in a believable way - imagine that...  

so that was the main reason it was delayed.
930  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wolfmother... Oh yessss... on: May 28, 2006, 07:14:37 AM
Quote from: "Dafones"
Do you like Zepplin?


they never appealed to me...
931  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wolfmother... Oh yessss... on: May 28, 2006, 02:23:21 AM
i'm currently into ooold Sabbath, oooold Grand Funk Railroad, Blue Cheer, MC5, Sir Lord Baltimore... so you would think i'd be into this band (and they're from Australia toooo) - but the guy's vocals really irritate me.
932  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you use the word "tight?" on: May 28, 2006, 02:20:17 AM
hate that phrase...
933  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you still have videotapes? on: May 28, 2006, 02:19:24 AM
almost all the tapes i own are either music video compilations from bands that haven't (or never will) been released on any other media, ever; or personal recordings.

besides, i don't even own a standalone DVD player.  : \
934  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / PC game sale on: May 28, 2006, 02:14:29 AM
aw crud - i just got rid of Hitman 2.  : /
935  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Just installed DivDiv... on: May 28, 2006, 02:07:08 AM
i really* do want to play this game, but it tends to crash on my computer randomly when entering buildings.   i've done all of the 'suggested fixes' on the official website (except 'roll back your video driver to a much earlier version' - yeeeeah, sure thing) - nothing worked.
936  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How fast is your internet connection? on: May 07, 2006, 10:35:55 AM
to Seattle (i live very close to downtown):

Download Speed: 533 kbps (66.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 210 kbps (26.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

i have never ever gotten blazing DSL transfer speeds anywhere that i've lived.  : /
937  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spider Man 3 Villian cast...but who is the villian? on: April 14, 2006, 06:31:34 AM
no Vulture??
938  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why do I hate the Hitman series? on: April 11, 2006, 07:38:01 PM
plotwise, i *hate how they wrapped it up at the end of the first game, then made a somewhat plausible excuse for a sequel - then when it really should have ended there, kept going with two more titles.  bleh.
939  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / barterbee.com on: April 03, 2006, 08:21:58 AM
nice ad choice! i signed up with them.  still trying to find something to spend my points on, but i like the idea.
940  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re-poll - Sat Radio on: March 29, 2006, 07:00:57 AM
the local college radio stations are all i listen to.
941  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Music] Rob Zombie - Educated Horses on: March 29, 2006, 06:57:48 AM
Rob Zombie just turned 40 in January...
942  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Bush Boom is officially over! on: March 26, 2006, 07:24:56 AM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
he whole controversy on whether the next wave of DVD drives might not work with non-OEM computers has me a bit concerned,


where can i read more about this??
943  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / broken xbox/ps2/gamecube/dreamcast? i may want it.. on: March 26, 2006, 01:37:23 AM
looking for something to practice console repair skills on.  if you have something that fits the above, let me know.

i think i'll also accept PS1s, Saturns, 3D0s or N64s...or older!
944  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: March 21, 2006, 07:52:54 AM
+1 to JasonConan - my comicbook-based game for his dungeons&dragons-based game.  it's like it's still the '80s or something.
945  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Oblivion - $15 off the 360 version, $10 Off the PC version on: March 21, 2006, 12:13:42 AM
is it the XBox normal version and PC CE version that's selling for $44.99?  i can't tell from that ad.
946  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Are long load times killing the PSP? on: March 02, 2006, 06:35:08 PM
Smackdown vs RAW 'loading' video

even skipping past the cut-scenes... almost 6 1/2 minutes!
947  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: February 28, 2006, 05:44:04 PM
+1 to fafhrd for the PIFF
948  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: February 27, 2006, 06:40:18 AM
+1 to CeeKay for the trade.
949  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 7/30) on: February 24, 2006, 07:19:43 PM
+1 to jasonconan for the quick shipment.
950  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Geometry Wars on the PC? on: February 23, 2006, 03:33:32 AM
got it working with both analog sticks on my XBox controller (the original huge one, with a standard USB adapter and the XBCD driver) - it took forever to figure out how to get the right one working.  but it happened, and the control is really great.  it does help a lot to stay alive longer.
951  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Geometry Wars on the PC? on: February 23, 2006, 12:41:21 AM
HOLY HECK THIS IS RAD
952  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How the fork do I put an .mp3 onto my Razr? on: February 22, 2006, 06:26:01 PM
a V551 has very similar functionality to the RAZR - you can just upload the MP3s via Bluetooth.
953  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Free games on: February 21, 2006, 01:53:18 AM
add Ur-Quan Masters (Star Control II+) and FreeCiv and the GNU game listing and the contents of the gamehippo.com website...
954  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why can't more PC games come in DVD style cases? on: February 19, 2006, 06:53:41 AM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Of course I am willing to bet that with a move to DVD cases we will soon be greeted with a one sheet insert containing install instructions on one side and "here's how to find the PDF manual on the disc" on the other.


with the budget Euro titles, this information will be found on the reverse of the outside liner (yeah, you have to bend the case backwards and remove the liner to read it).
955  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is Shattered Union worth $20? on: February 17, 2006, 10:16:56 PM
did they keep the pink team?
956  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Human Skin Laptop Bag anyone? on: February 11, 2006, 10:26:36 AM
i want one.
957  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / What Antivirus software do you use? on: February 09, 2006, 05:15:06 AM
used to use AVG - it's been Avast! for the past few years.
958  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / looking for freeware Bejeweled clone on: February 08, 2006, 09:48:52 PM
for the roommate.  downloadable preferred (i know about the java version of the original game at popcap.com)... thanks.
959  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LF: Dai Senryaku VII on: January 29, 2006, 11:56:50 AM
let me know what you want in exchange.   if you should happen to have the PC version, that would be excellent, but XBOX is OK.
960  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / We need a music thread on: January 25, 2006, 09:30:27 PM
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - the entire discography, plus the free concerts downloadable from eTree.org:  i never used to be into 'afrofunk', but this NYC band has changed that for me.
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