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  1. Gryphon

    Analysts Predict PC Gaming Decline

    quote:Originally posted by Grizzle: Hold your horses everyone, this is the same old crap we hear every time before a new console is released. Repeat after me... M a r k e t i n g. Us folks in the PR business call it "depositioning"
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    BattleStar Galactica

    Very awesome: The Galactica hooks up with the Pegasus tonight, and it looks like Nana Visitor is the admiral. From what I read of the BG blog, the Pegasus will not, unfortunately, be a permanent fixture for the show.
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    Night at the movies - Lord Of War

    Nicholas Cage is always a good bet as far as I'm concerned. I enjoyed it. 7.5/10
  4. quote:Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr: After reading this and this, I'm going to be building a mythTV box this weekend. I've had it with the constant shape shifting that Tivo is doing. Oooohhh, hombrew PVR. Look forward to hearing about the specs! I put one together using a case from Shuttle and an ATI All-in-Wonder a few years ago. Very sweet, worked like a charm, except I could never get picture-in-picture working. Good luck Derek!
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    TV Night: Invasion

    This was truly pathetic. I don't want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn't seen it, but for god's sake...can we not just once get away from such a cliche type of alien invasion?!? Let's get some serious explosions and stuff going on, ala Spielberg's War of the Worlds. I didn't like Threshold because I thought its premise was too pedestrian, but this show makes Threshold look like Clarke's 2001! Fortunately, LOST did not disappoint. And we still have the Stargates + Battlestar Galactica. Long live Sci-Fi channel!
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    What it means to be poor

    Thanks for making this civil again folks Much more of a pleasant read now! Just putting in my two cents worth: I hit upon very, very hard times during the dot com bust. I worked two jobs (temp assignments) -- plus whatever freelancing I could do -- for a few years there. Despite that, I wasn't making enough to keep us out of the negatives. My wife was in a similar spot. We are both educated people. We know how the world works. But all that hard work, all those hundreds -- maybe thousands -- of resumes we sent out, isn't worth a damn. The way I see it, it all comes down to this formula: 1) As a result of your dogged, irrational persistence, probability dictates that your resume/application shows up to the right person, who is in the right mood, at the right time. 2) You are either vaguely qualified or know someone who can vouch for you. 3) You get extremely damn lucky as some stupid ass HR software tries really hard to filter you out. 4) You pass the credit and criminal history checks. 5) You pass the series of face to face interviews to prove you aren't a freak. 6) You flip a coin. That's it. A sequence of events pretty much like what I just described is how I got my job. In fact, it literally came down to myself and one other person. The reason I got the job? We were both asked to create a certain type of document. HERS HAD SPELLING ERRORS. That's *IT*. If she had thought to spell check, I would still be looking for a bloody job. Bah.
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    What it means to be poor

    This thread is starting to get kinda violent.
  8. OK. Just got done reading David Weber's latest and greatest Honorverse book, "At All Costs", and am just BLOWN AWAY. I want my games to be just like this book. I'm sick of being teased by greatness! Derek's games have come the closest of all to recreating the experience, but I don't want to wait 5-20 years for ultimate wonderfullness Does *anyone* feel the same way?
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    Sony PSP

    Well, looks like some enterprising gentleman has gotten FreeDOS and Win95 running on a PSP. This is a good reason to buy a bigger memory stick
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    Small developer space sims: The List

    quote:Originally posted by almostpilot: quote:Originally posted by jamotto: Space Empires: Starfury this game deserves more close attention. It┬┤s a small, simple and good game. Very interesting...in my opinion and suggest It has limited appeal. Once you've bought a cruiser and kitted it out, you have to really work to get yourself killed.
  11. quote:Originally posted by Spindoktor: pkware/pkzip? Awww, memories of those DOS command line days. No disrespect intended. They are the fathers of the genre. They are still making software today, just without Phil Katz. Their software is more focused on businesses, but PKZIP for Windows and SecureZIP for Windows kick ass when it comes to security options.
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    Small developer space sims: The List

    quote:By burning wick, on candle black Four-axis stick and talk of smack By dorkish heart and powers be Derek Smart, I summon thee! *crack of thunder* HAHAHAH! This made me laugh. I'm so glad to see this thread has grown so large, and full of such great posts. I wish I could edit the front page to include all the latest games listed here!
  13. I am apalled that none of you have mentioned PKWARE and PKZIP/SecureZIP. I'm not bringing this up just because I'm their PR guy, either
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    Sony PSP

    quote:Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr: Those crazy folks at PSP Hacks have found a way around the latest 1.50 firmware so that you can run whatever you like on your PSP. You can gank it over here. OMG there's an echo in here!
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    Sony PSP

    Well, a workaround has been found allowing people to run homebrew software on BIOS version 1.5 PSPs. All rejoice Unfortunately, it *IS* a bit convoluted. Won't link to it here, since any link inevitably carries links to emulators and such.
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