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4401  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / geez theres more HL2 threads than there were Morrowind ones on: November 20, 2004, 07:07:38 AM
uh, you clearly don't remember how bad it was.  At it's peak, it was 2 pages full of MW threads.  This is tame compared to that mess over a terrible terrible game smile
4402  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / News Release: Anthrax Scare at Candlestick Park. on: November 20, 2004, 06:52:56 AM
News Release: Anthrax Scare at Candlestick Park.

CNN: The San Francisco 49ers football practice was delayed nearly two hours today after a player reported finding an unknown white powdery substance on the practice field. Head Coach Dennis Erickson immediately suspended practice while San Francisco police and federal investigators were called to investigate.

After a complete analysis, forensic experts determined that the white substance unknown to the players was the goal line. Practice was resumed after law enforcement officials decided the team was unlikely to encounter the substance again
4403  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV] LOST tonight - 11/17 on: November 18, 2004, 06:06:15 AM
Whatever happened to the African American woman who's husband died on the plane?  THe one that was sitting on the beach alone for awhile.
4404  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Guess who came to my office and gave us his thanks for on: November 18, 2004, 02:31:47 AM
yep he said I'll be back.  I grunted Tongue
4405  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Guess who came to my office and gave us his thanks for on: November 18, 2004, 01:48:54 AM
doing a great job?

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I walk in to work around 11am and was told Arnold was coming and we need to go outside.  I had no idea what for.

Everyone is outside waiting for him to arrive, and all of a sudden out of nowhere two SUV with tinted windows rolls up, he immediately gets out and starts talking.  He didn't really address anyone, he just started going Tongue  Apparently he's going to various State Agencies thanking state workers.  I bet that's get old after the 5th time of doing it.

Anyways, he didn't seem so big and strong in person.  Anyways, thought that was pretty cool.  After working 4.5 years right next to the state Capital I finally got to see a governor.  Thank God it wasn't Gray Davis
4406  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 18, 2004, 01:33:24 AM
4407  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Level Help Thread on: November 16, 2004, 07:31:47 PM
Hello, lets try to keep any level help  requests in one thread.

I was about to post my problem but think I just figured it out biggrin
4408  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2: Upgrade Retail Version? on: November 16, 2004, 05:26:34 PM
there's not much difference from the regular edition of hl1 and hl1 source.  Not everything has been converted.  You still have the same textures, but they have upgraded the water, and the walls are shiny.
4409  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 performance thread on: November 16, 2004, 05:24:53 PM
I got my sound problems solved.  Just change the texture detail to medium, and it went away
4410  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 performance thread on: November 16, 2004, 10:52:42 AM
I've been having stuttering problems with my game.  I changed teh audio from headphones to 4 speakers and helped a bit, but it's still there, just not as bad.  Otherwise the game runs great.
4411  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 16, 2004, 09:42:01 AM
anyone having sound issues?  I keep getting cracking, loss of audio, and stuttering, especially when I'm looking side to side.  I have turned off hardware acceleration and it still hasn't helped
4412  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Please help: Ulead Video Studio 8 program on: November 15, 2004, 05:05:25 AM
moving to the appropriate forum
4413  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 With NFL Star Willis McGahee on: November 15, 2004, 04:48:35 AM
No wonder why the bills lost badly tonight.  Their running back plays video games all day smile
4414  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Amazing info on a spammer on: November 14, 2004, 09:36:46 PM
I think jail time is a little overkill, and another wasteful expenidture on our justice system.
4415  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I have Half-Life 2 in my hand on: November 14, 2004, 09:30:51 PM
Quote from: "Zekester"
This is just about the first time that I read up on HL2, so what's all this about an activation?

You mean to tell me that you can't even play the SP without a Steam activation?
And what exactly will the activation ask for?

As you can tell, I have almost no interest in the game right now....and now I won't even be buying it on impulse cause of this activation crap.

BTW I loved the original game

See you on Tuesday
4416  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / CG WoW Guild Roll Call on: November 12, 2004, 04:21:51 AM
I am in. (don't know when)
Main: Human Rogue
Alt: Night Elf  
Tradeskills: Undecided
4417  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 11/10/04 on: November 11, 2004, 08:07:11 PM
Quote from: "RunningMn9"
Quote from: "Roguetad"
Based on the previews for next week, whoever called the french girl being the one who knocked Sayeed out looks to be correct.  Looks likes there's some type of lab facility as well, complete with meds of some type based on the injection he was about to receive.

That was me.  I rule.

no it wasn't biggrin

maybe you did on the "other" forum, but he's referring to last week's thread on this forum smile
4418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 11/10/04 on: November 11, 2004, 06:43:29 PM
I missed the first few minutes.  Did they ever tell how Sayid got knocked out?  Who did it?
4419  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / How to throttle your WoW torrent upload on: November 11, 2004, 06:41:04 PM
Back in the good days (in alpha) you didn't use a Bittorent to download content/patches, it was straight off their server and all was great.

They better be sure that their first patch better be small on release date
4420  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 - It's ON! (impressions thread) on: November 11, 2004, 01:53:50 AM
First, I never liked halo  on the console.  FPS and Consoles do not go together.  Until I played Riddick   That is the only game that has gotten it right.  

I had no intentions on buying Halo2 for the Xbox and would wait till the PC version if there is one to come out.  However, yesterday I was notified that I got a new job at the CHP, so I figured I'd reward myself.  

After 3 hours of playing, I'm not too impressed.  I've always felt halo 1 was a mediocre game, especially on a PC standard.  I really dispised the cookie cutter level design halo 1 had.  However the AI and physic systems were outstanding.  This can be said for halo 2.  

Both versions suffer from bad controls, which is a big deal for me.  I spend too much time worrying about aiming rather than enjoying the game.

I don't know if it's just me, but the jeep feels much slower than the first game (based on the PC)

Anyways, I'm gonna keep playing it, and also try out multi.  So far it's not really grabbing me, story does nothing for me,  maybe it will pick up.
4421  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / EQ2 DVD Version for... on: November 08, 2004, 05:41:02 AM
$39 at
4422  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Looking for Pacfic Fighters (PC) on: November 08, 2004, 01:02:14 AM
Anyone have an extra copy or want to get rid of it?

I'm interestetd.  I don't really have anything to trade for it.  But would consider purchasing it.

Let me know at [email protected]
4423  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Do I need to finish Halo before buying Halo 2? on: November 07, 2004, 05:59:14 PM
Quote from: "lildrgn"
I'm borrowing a friend's Halo and just got the warthog. I don't know if I have it in me to finish the game. Besides missing out on a fun time, do I need to finish it before getting H2? I have a few bux laying around and am thinking of getting a prepurchase on it.

no, just play a few levels and you'll practically play the whole game,  since most of the levels are made out of a cookie cutter.
4424  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / CG ESPN Football League Week 6 Underway. on: November 06, 2004, 01:23:59 AM
hey can you guys start doing some namecalling, this forum is boring Tongue
4425  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 05, 2004, 05:34:21 AM


4426  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / (p) Why everyone should NOT vote.... on: November 04, 2004, 01:41:01 AM
all I know is if you didn't like the turnout of the election and you didn't vote, you have no right to complain.  I wish we had tally's who did and didn't vote, because in the next few weeks/months, we're gonna be hearing a lot of complaints and what not.  It would be nice to point it out Tongue
4427  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Shrek 2 DVD - Why on Friday? on: November 03, 2004, 02:36:05 AM
I wished they banned food in theatres.  All I hear is people munching on food, or plastic wrappers crackling.
4428  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Trailer on: November 01, 2004, 06:13:29 AM
Quote from: "Turtle"
Well this trailer does a lot to show that Halo 2 will have a lot more story to it than Halo 1 did.  I knew Bungie wouldn't disapoint.

I would say I want Halo 2 more than ever, but it's a little more than one week away and I can wait.

hopefully they got creative with the level design this time.  Instead of cutting and pasting
4429  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I need a doctor's note on: November 01, 2004, 02:45:26 AM
Quote from: "Graham"
Quote from: "\/\/olverine"
Fucking hell, dude...haven't you ever heard of stuff like a book or a GBA to pass your time?

If I cant use the internet what the fuck makes you think I can use a GBA? They just want me to sit there as a statue. And its not dumb, I don't see how my decision to fake an illness to get a few days off equates with unintelligence.

It's stupid because you were stupid in that you lied to get out of work.

Take responsibility for your actions.  That's the best thing that you can do.

what do you expect.  He doesn't have responsibilty.  It's the same person who put his cat to sleep because he didn't want to deal with an eye infection
4430  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ride Along on: October 30, 2004, 04:48:00 PM
I felt uncomfortable  about being there at the rape scene to be honest.  I can understand your point.  

I certainly didn't go to gawk or be a voyeur.  As you might now, I've been trying to get a job with the police for quite some time.  This is a great opportunity to observe what an officer does.  I don't think the people who do go on a ride along are there to gawk.  Most people who do ride alongs are community leaders, people interested in the police and what do they do, or potential recruits.

With Sac PD they had to do a background check before I was able to do this.
4431  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ride Along on: October 30, 2004, 01:00:01 AM
Yesterday I went on a ride along with the Sacramento Police Department.  I've been on a ride along before with the El Dorado Sheriff but it was incredibly boring.  It was so bad the deputy took me to a coffee shop and listened to poetry.  I was done.  Last night was a different story and I had a great time.  I recommend people to go on ride alongs.  It gives you a whole new perspective about police officers.  We had 14 year olds talking back to the officer.  It's amazing how much crap they go through.

Here's how my ride along went J

I was supposed to be at the police station at 1pm for Roll Call.  When I got there, there was only 4 officers for that shift.  I was thinking, boy this is going to be just like El Dorado County, BORING.  I was wrong.  We had lots of action.  I was supposed to be there till 5pm, but I asked if I could stay longer and the officer was cool with that.

First call we get some drunken guy waiving a knife around.  We pull up and he's already detained by some police officers.  Apparently the bum knows the officer I'm with and we take him and place him in the back of the car.  We run his record and found out he has a warrant.  We were going to either take him to jail or detox.  However the radio frequency was busy we couldn't reach detox, so the officer asked me if I've been to the city jail before.  I said no, and he's all, Jail it is.   I felt bad that I had to decide that bum's fate Tongue

We were at the jail for at least 1 hour.  There's so much paper work involved.  You have to fill out medical information, what property did the person have, and many other forms.  Then you have to have him see a nurse, then searched, then photograph the inmate and then you're basically

We had a few calls on false alarms (home and business security systems)

Around 3-4 pm there was a robbery in process.  We were up on Freeport Blvd, and we were going 90 MPH with sirens and lights going heading towards Broadway.  Apparently 2 guys (1 black and 1 Hispanic) stole a pack of cigarettes.  Police cars, motorcycles and the helicopter were everywhere.  We found one guy that kinda matched the description.  We stopped him, and ran his name, and found out he's on parole and was released 3 days ago.  I felt bad for him, because he had his resume with him and he was looking for jobs.  He seemed like he was trying to get back on track.  He was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.  We searched him and he had a green package of cigarettes and a green lighter, which matched the stolen items.  But it wasn't him, so we let him go.

We had another call about a guy who says there are 5 people in his apartment and one is sleeping on his bed.  This guy was like 80 and you could barely understand him.  He sounded like Tom Brokah.  Turns out he's hallucinating.  When we rolled up he was outside lying on the ground.  We get him to his apartment and look around.  We found some medication he's taking, and there's a lot of it.  We also found blood on the walls.  Seems like he cut himself a while ago.  We called his daughter to come over.

Some 16 year old tried to kill himself by overdosing on drugs. We arrive and he's puking in his backyard.  He changed his mind and puked up all the pills.  We asked him why was he trying to kill himself and he says he doesn't know why.  We asked how could you try to kill yourself when you do not know why.  Apparently he is depressed often.  Meanwhile, his dad is kind of passive about the whole thing, and not really showing much concern, like he's done and seen this before.  We offer to take him to Kaiser for some help, which he agreed.  I guess before his dad was going to take him, but he didn't want to go.

We get a call about someone doing donuts on the road.  We halfway across town so we know by the time we get there they'll be gone, but we go anyways.  As we head towards the scene someone gets our attention and tells us that he wants these kids off his property.  Apparently 2 of the kids are friends with his son, but doesn't like one of them.  The father's wife is really sick, and doesn't want to deal with them.  The father was about to head off to go somewhere, so we pull over and as soon as we arrive, the parents take off.  So we ask which kid lives here.  One kid says he does, and we ask if he had any ID.  He gave us a huge attitude saying, why should he have to give us ID for his house.  The other kids start talking crap to the officer.  These kids were like 14 and couldn't believe how they were behaving.  Meanwhile, the parents comeback and tells us which kid they don't want around.  We tell him that he needs to stay off their property and to move on.  He started to give us more lip.  Eventually he left the premises.

We get another call about some girl who was walking to 7-11 was being followed by some guy to and from 7-11.  Apparently he has a RV that is on the side of the road near by the apartment complex.  This happened during the day but they didn't call us till dark.  We find the RV but nobody is there, and we couldn't find the guy on the streets.

Another call happened around 9pm and there's some woman in the street chasing cars as they pass by.  It was near 19th and X.  We get there about 5 mins later and can't find her.  After looking around for 10 mins, we leave and then 10 mins later we get a call saying she's back, but on 16th and W.  We get there 5 mins later and still can't find her.  This time we searched longer and there's was no sign of her.  We hear sirens and see that the fire department and ambulance is at Willie's burger, which is near the location.  We thought maybe a car hit her.  Turns out it wasn't her and it was some drunk person.

Our last call was a doosy.  We get a call about a possible sex crime.  It was over at Greenhaven in some apartments.  We arrive and walk up the stairs to the apartment and there's glass everywhere in front of the door.  The side window had been shattered. We get inside and there's three girls who are about 14 years old.  Two of the girls are sisters I believe and 1 is a friend across the apt complex.  Both parents are there and tells us what happened according to their daughters.  Apparently their daughters were at taco bell and met 13 boys.  These boys were 15-18 years old and they followed the girls to their apt.  One of the boys grabbed the keys from one of the girl's hand and forced their way into the apartment.  They trashed the apartment, garbage on the floor, tables on the side, iron board upside down ( that's only in the living room)  They stole the DVD player and all their DVDs.  The of the boys took one of the girls into the bathroom and locked the door and tried to rape her.  From what the girl said there was no penetration.  However she has hickeys on her neck and some bruises.

The officer takes the friend outside to get her statement.  She spoke extremely fast, either as fast as me or faster and she kept speaking in gangster slang, which was really hard to understand.  A few times she kept saying WOO WOO WOO and I wanted to ask her what the hell is she saying.  Later I asked the officer, and he said it's like BLAH BLAH BLAH.

Anyways after we took down their statements, we had to go to a different girl's house who was there but went home afterwards.  Her statements differed from the other girls.  She told us that the girl who was raped was boyfriends with one of the guys and he's always around the apartment.   Which was different from what the girls were saying initially.

When we got back to the apartment complex the apartment manager showed up and was asking if we were here for the apartment with the broken window.  She informed us that these kids are partying here every day and had problems with them before.  One of the boys are going out with the girl who got raped and he lives in the same complex.  The neighbor also said they are always over having parties.

So it sounds like the girls made up the story of the boys breaking in because they didn't want to get in trouble with their parents.  Unfortunately the rape wasn't made up, they showed us her ripped thong and pants.  CSI was assigned to the scene and the girl was going to the hospital for the rape test.

Her dad was yelling at her because he told her not to wear thongs.  I don't think that was the right time to start playing the blame game.

Anyways other than that, I had a blast, it makes it more painful to know that I didn't get in.  But if anything, it will motivate me more.  I got home at 12:30.  We ended up staying 45 mins over the shift, and he still had to write up the report for that rape call.   I guess he only writes reports for calls that are in his beat and if he's the primary officer.  So out of all those calls he only had to write a few reports.
4432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Guild Wars? Anyone playing it? on: October 30, 2004, 12:50:27 AM
moving to Road to Gold.  The game has not been released yet.
4433  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New Tupac Album This Year, Petition For Original Recordings on: October 28, 2004, 05:15:00 AM
Like I said, unless you guys are saying its O.K, not to me but all the visitors however many thousands of them there are, that we can go ahead and say things like that which, while it may not be a direct attack, indirectly offends someone, then you should throw out a warning. Otherwise, don't be surprised if someone makes a thread about his or her father's heart condition and you get a random reply "fuck your father", cause if your not against it then you are condoning it

Based on your example, there's a huge difference between the two, one is a personal attack, while the other isn't.  

There's no ban on cussing on the forums, we do not encourage it, and we ask that people would restrain from using it, but it's not something that mods are going to search every thread for and make sure nobody is using it.  

I don't think Engine09 purposely said that to offend you or anyone else, however maybe he should have used a different word to describe a similar feeling.

If a post like Engine's has insulted me, which I've made clear, don't you think you should probably make a point about it?

Warning and I both made a point to try to watch the language because it could offend somebody.
4434  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New Tupac Album This Year, Petition For Original Recordings on: October 27, 2004, 01:33:46 PM
Quote from: "EngineNo9"
f#ck Tupac.

While this wasn't a personal attack towards anyone on the boards, some people find that 4 letter word offensive.  Generally we ask that we keep the swearing to the minimum.  

CG staff asks that we try to restrain from using excessive profanity out of respect to others.
4435  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Bad year for Bret Favre on: October 27, 2004, 02:34:00 AM
man bad year for Bret Farve, first his dad dies, then his Brother inlaw dies at his house while 4 wheelin, now his wife has breast cancer
4436  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / National Treasure on: October 27, 2004, 02:03:45 AM
Looks interesting, probably will wait for dvd since movies are a rip off now
4437  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half Life 2 banned in Australia? on: October 26, 2004, 05:42:14 AM
moving to Road to Gold since the game isn't out yet.
4438  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 - How many CDs? on: October 22, 2004, 08:32:03 PM
since this game hasn't been released, moving to Road to Gold.
4439  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Xbox--SW: Battlefront, Crimson Skies and Riddick FS/FT on: October 22, 2004, 08:29:33 PM
What in the sam hell were you thinking ? biggrin
4440  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Grrrr... Doomboy getting ANGRY! on: October 22, 2004, 08:28:16 PM
They do this because ABC knows CBS has CSI NY on next.  They also know if you miss the first 5 mins of CSI there's no reason to watch.  So by delaying the ending a few extra minutes will screw people up.

I gave up on watching the "Stay tuned for next week's episode".  I'm sure I'll see a commercial for it sometime in the week.
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