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Akira

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  1. sniff, sniff, I miss you guys. [/me returns to lurker mode]
  2. Sorry, guys, I've been out of the loop with R/L for so long I don't think I could help. I still drop in every once in a while, but I'm not in the beta program any longer and don't have admin, so I don't think I can be of much help. It's good to know that you, Sho, and Chav. are still around keeping things together
  3. Wow, many of the originals come out of the woodwork I'm alive guys but have limited access right now Hope to see you on the servers soon (once I finish patching together enough rubber bands and gerbil runs to make a real computer).
  4. Yeah, TAC, Intel has their new chipset and a few manufacturers have mobos out. The main difference is the 800mhz bus coupled with dual channel DDR. When coupled with the new 800mhz (2.4ghz up to 3.06 with hyperthreading) qualified cpus fly while the previous generation (533mhz buss) just walks. Report seem to indicate that Intel is getting back into the enthusiast market with this new chipset and HT capable cpu's. Lookout AMD.
  5. Wha tha Heeee... Man, I drop into the shadow for a bit and everything changes I guess I should go ahead and buy a copy so I can get my arse wooped online. See ya guys soon (but first I'm gonna spend a few ducks and max out my system before I begin collecting parts for my new machine)
  6. Cool, you're in. Chav, he's officially yours. It would be nice to have more clandestine supply opperations
  7. I miss you guys... but real life is in effect(until i can immerse my self into something more important like MP, hehe)
  8. O.K., I haven't been able to read all the posts here, so disregard if this has already been pointed out: Finger printing ballistics is impossible. First, the methods used to match fired rounds to weapons is at best spotty. No two rounds are ever the same. The only thing the forensic guys can do is assign a percentage of probability that the bullet/s came from the same weapon. Why? Every time you fire a weapon you change some characteristic about that weapon. The barrel changes, the slide changes, the striking pin changes, and the case ejection mechanism changes. Granted, the changes aren't extreme, but still, the first round fired from a weapon will not have the same markings as the 500th. Also, there's no way to keep resourceful individuals from manually changing any or all characteristics of a weapon once its out of the dealer's control. And finally, if you ask any police officer or forensic spec.(in my case I questioned an FBI agent and an OSBI agent about the testing methods) they will tell you that ballistics are a shot in the dark at best. The only reason fingerprinting is being hyped is due to the media's insane need to report SOMETHING during the recent sniper rampage. They didn't have any real news on the subject so they grasped at the sexiest straw in the bucket and pushed it like they were the end all be all of experts. Folks, if you believe 1/10 of what the media feeds you, you really need to turn off the television and spend more time in the library doing real research. Fingerprinting can't work. Period. However, the media can make you think it will work... and the media want you to think it will work... the media wants you to feel safe... the media wants you to think their your friend watching out for the common man... the media wants to spoon feed you so they can sway your opinion as they deem necessary. If anyone chooses to disagree with me, fine. However, you must understand this single point concerning gun control: it only affects law-abiding citizens. So, knowing that any measure made law will only affect those that abide by law, why do you think it would become law? Because politicians/government want power taken from the people and placed solely in their hands. And they're right. None of us normal citizens have enough sense to practice our freedom. We deserve to have it taken away. I love being a sheep. Don't you?!
  9. Heh, I really liked the movie too... but, as good as it was, I still prefer "Dragon Slayer".
  10. Too bad... I was hoping Matrox would bring their 3d up to par with their sweet 2d performance. Oh well, I guess it's still the Quadro DCC or Qaudro4 XGL for me Maybe ATI's R300 will be everything I want: perfect 2d; fast 3d; multimonitor support; and a pricetag somewhere around free hehe
  11. Just stopping by again, on my way to Gam country. Seems like you have a pretty empty beer can out here on the fringe, Sho I give you props for being active, though!
  12. Hehe, hello boss. Nice to know you're still alive. Hope the hooch didn't mess ya up too much
  13. Well, Sho, looks like it's just you and me out here in the wilderness... How bout a game of chicken while we wait
  14. Still kickin... Although I'm at Spectre, this is still my home!
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