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Hell Hath Frozen Over.
September 4th 2003, 00:39 CEST by Charles

LucasArts has given UT2003 Troopers a green light.

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The agreement made with LucasArts (after a long period of VERY friendly negotiations) also allows the Troopers Development Team to implement Star Wars assets and content directly from the movies and games. This means that, with the exception of the Star Wars music (which LucasArts doesn't own the rights to, and so therefore could not give us the rights to use), we can use anything we want.
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#31 by Your Friend
2003-09-04 22:28:38
Thinking...

"Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me."
#32 by Your Friend
2003-09-04 22:29:05
(That is what laziness really looks like, and yes I know you can interpret that in more than one way).

"Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me."
#33 by Greg
2003-09-05 19:06:05
Hell hath frozen over, where a PlanetCrap topic completely dies before reaching 50 posts.

Then again, it is prime fodder for someone's hardware questions.

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We are OK.
#34 by CheesyPoof
2003-09-05 19:10:50
OK, my mom wants to get a new computer for my father, but it has to be small enough where they can lug it between NY and FL and is easy to set up.  A laptop is probably to expensive (and too small of a screen), but I haven't seen many small machines.  The monitor would have to be a LCD one too.  They will use it for web, e-mail and their digital camera.  I've taken a shine to that Falcon NW job, but it's too gamer focused.  Suggestions?
#35 by yotsuya
2003-09-05 19:13:08
Get one of those Shuttle dealies.

"YES!!  You see people, THAT'S why he's the Vice-President of A/V Services here at Respawn Games.  Yotsuya ALWAYS unleashes the fucking fury!" - Warren Marshall
#36 by Ergo
2003-09-05 19:16:21
#35 yotsuya
Get one of those Shuttle dealies.

Along with one of them Sony whatchamacallits.

"I keep trying to read your posts, but all the letters keep morphing into "HULAHGUALGHUAALHAGH". Perhaps I can file this as a bug." --Bailey
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#37 by CheesyPoof
2003-09-05 19:18:14
Who could I get the shuttle from?  I don't want to build it myself.  I think the Falcon-NW is shuttle.

Another strike against the labtop is that the keyboard would be too small.
#38 by m0nty
2003-09-05 19:19:06
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
Labtops are what scientists use.
#39 by yotsuya
2003-09-05 19:21:05
Zing!

"YES!!  You see people, THAT'S why he's the Vice-President of A/V Services here at Respawn Games.  Yotsuya ALWAYS unleashes the fucking fury!" - Warren Marshall
#40 by CheesyPoof
2003-09-05 19:26:21
*sigh*  I always do that but catch it on the proofread.  I think I got Eric's keyboard today.
#41 by yotsuya
2003-09-05 19:28:03
You certainly do.

"YES!!  You see people, THAT'S why he's the Vice-President of A/V Services here at Respawn Games.  Yotsuya ALWAYS unleashes the fucking fury!" - Warren Marshall
#42 by Phayyde
2003-09-05 19:36:58
Shuttle makes some nice, cheap, carryable (buy the carrybag), sleek looking boxes for users who will only ever need the basics like email, browser, Office and such.  Thing costs in the US$200 range, though I think there are even higher end models for gamers.  You'll need to either BYO CDROM and monitor or somehow find a reseller that will sell you a preconfigged package.  

http://www.googlegear.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=150956&ps=ho9

Beat to fit, paint to match.
#43 by Phayyde
2003-09-05 19:37:53
Late as usual.

Beat to fit, paint to match.
#44 by Shadarr
2003-09-05 19:53:18
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
I can't imagine lugging a non-laptop around on a regular basis.  Regardless of how small the case is, the monitor is going to take up a ton of room.  If you're worried about it being too small, get that extra-wide Apple from that stupid ad with the tall guy and the midget.
#45 by Shadarr
2003-09-05 19:56:24
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
Hey Yotsuya, does this mean you like the new Coyote's logo?  Personally I like the symbol, but I think they could've done better than just ripping off the Red Wings colors wholesale.  After all of Wayne's extolling the virtues of tradition, they don't go back to Winnepeg Jets colors?  WTF is up with that?
#46 by CheesyPoof
2003-09-05 20:00:22
They won't be lugging it on a regular basis, just when the go between NY and FL.  Then they will go to FL they will stay there for a few months and it will just sit there.
#47 by LPMiller
2003-09-05 20:01:44
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
both compusa and circuit city have some decent laptops on sale this week for under 1,000 after rebates - going to 899, I think. Laptops aren't quite as expensive as they used to be.

Otherwise, there is always powernotebooks.com

I believe I can fly......urk.
#48 by Bailey
2003-09-05 20:01:52
LCD monitors do not take up a ton of room, surprisingly.

The knowledge that you exist is a burden on my soul.
#49 by yotsuya
2003-09-05 20:09:28
Shadarr-

I'm getting used to it. I preferred the southwest kachina look at first, but it's growing on me.

Actually, brick red is part of the Coyotes original color scheme, so going all red isn't really a Red Wings rip-off. However, it's a bit too plain for me. For my money, I think Carolina has the best sweater when it comes to balancing a traditional look while still having contemporary elements.

"YES!!  You see people, THAT'S why he's the Vice-President of A/V Services here at Respawn Games.  Yotsuya ALWAYS unleashes the fucking fury!" - Warren Marshall
#50 by Shadarr
2003-09-05 20:09:37
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
If they can justify shelling out for an LCD, just pay the extra $3.50 and get them a damn laptop.
#51 by Shadarr
2003-09-05 20:13:45
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
Yotsuya,

I'm just happy that for once, somebody changed thier jersey and didn't make it worse.  The last time I can remember this happening (other than when the Islanders decided to just abandon the Captain Highliner look and go back to their old symbol) was probably the Penguins back in the early 90's.  I have faith that they will come out with an all-black third jersey though.  Everybody does.
#52 by CheesyPoof
2003-09-05 20:49:54
Laptops are too small.  These people are in their 60's, they need a full size keyboard and larger monitor.
#53 by Shadarr
2003-09-05 20:57:24
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
Wow, I just checked and the 17" Powerbook costs $3300 US.  I won't suggest that, then.

If they're going the desktop route, I wouldn't even worry about getting a small one.  The thing's going to be a bitch to transport no matter what, and a full-size case is a cheaper and less hassle to upgrade.  Don't most of the shuttles only have one PCI slot?
#54 by yotsuya
2003-09-05 20:58:09
Yeah, but I'm sure his parents don't need to install anything fancy.

"YES!!  You see people, THAT'S why he's the Vice-President of A/V Services here at Respawn Games.  Yotsuya ALWAYS unleashes the fucking fury!" - Warren Marshall
#55 by Russ
2003-09-05 21:49:09
Just install one of those jacks in the back of their skull like in the Matrix. Voila! Monitor problems solved.

Blücher!
#56 by LPMiller
2003-09-05 22:01:47
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
The 17 inch laptops, like the Toshibia, the Dell, and the sager, are plenty big enough, screen wise. Plus, the sager and I think the dell have full sized keyboards, number pad and all. I don't much like the toshiba.

I believe I can fly......urk.
#57 by mike
2003-09-05 22:48:21
www.antigames.com
Or, instead of a jack, just icepick the back of their skulls. Problem also solved.

Dogs fucked the pope. No fault of mine.
#58 by zimbardo_ugly
2003-09-06 01:06:27
zimbardo_ugly@hotmail.com
"Why would I fuck with laptops? They're too small."

"All things fall and are built again,
And those that build them again are gay." (W. B. Yeats)
#59 by Huge Wood Farmer
2003-09-06 14:17:20
OT:

I'm looking for an effective solution to a phobia, I know of shrink-led flooding and the other slow version (the name escapes me, but it is a gradual immersion in the fear). Can anyone sugest an alternate method which may work (hypnosis etc)?

Hooray for Flowerpants!
#60 by zimbardo_ugly
2003-09-06 14:22:49
zimbardo_ugly@hotmail.com
Hypnosis is not a viable method, unless you are looking for a placebo. I would suggest cognitive-behavioral therapy (which is more focused and somewhat easier), or gestalt therapy (which has a lot of good practitioners, but tends to creep into the rest of your life and make you break down your carefully built rationalizations).

"All things fall and are built again,
And those that build them again are gay." (W. B. Yeats)
#61 by yotsuya
2003-09-06 17:52:12
Wood-

I'm curious? What phobia is it for?

"YES!!  You see people, THAT'S why he's the Vice-President of A/V Services here at Respawn Games.  Yotsuya ALWAYS unleashes the fucking fury!" - Warren Marshall
#62 by Neale
2003-09-06 19:51:14
neale@pimurho.co.uk www.pimurho.co.uk
triskaidecophobia

You can't derail this train of idiocy, Shadarr. Not even with a big fat cow of logic on the tracks. - Bailey
#63 by Desiato
2003-09-06 19:51:52
desiato_hotblack@hotmail.com http://www.spew2.com/
I'd rather have a wearable that could pipe the display to my glasses. No more boring meetings, able to fun things when in boring situations. Not a full-on borg-esque gargoyle, just some well designed computing to take with you. You know?

Just tell me this - why do most people's media access-list read permit any any ? Filter the tide of crap, for chrissakes.
#64 by Bailey
2003-09-06 22:32:44
Phobias are funny, because it means you always have a way to terrify someone. Then we all have a good laugh, except for the guy curled up in a fetal position, weeping.

The knowledge that you exist is a burden on my soul.
#65 by Charles
2003-09-08 01:35:10
www.bluh.org
I have a somewhat odd phobia.  It's kind of like a fear of heights... except I'm not afraid of heights.  It's not even a fear, per se.  But it has to do with edges without railings.  If a roof has a railing, I can walk up to it, lean over, and get a good look at everything without issue.  If I have to walk up to an edge of a roof and there is no railing, it gets really difficult.  The same thing also triggers when someone else walks up to an unprotected edge.  It's weird.

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#66 by Squeaky
2003-09-08 01:38:20
#65 Charles
I have a somewhat odd phobia.  It's kind of like a fear of heights... except I'm not afraid of heights.  It's not even a fear, per se.  But it has to do with edges without railings.  If a roof has a railing, I can walk up to it, lean over, and get a good look at everything without issue.  If I have to walk up to an edge of a roof and there is no railing, it gets really difficult.

You're not the only one.

The same thing also triggers when someone else walks up to an unprotected edge.  It's weird.

Except for that part.

I'm a closet metrosexual.
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#67 by Your Friend
2003-09-08 02:08:18
The closest thing to a phobia I have are bug swarms.

I don't mind any insects as long as there are a few of them, but when you've got a huge swarm, like a giant bunch of ants all ripping into some food, that's creepy shit.

Uh, that's all.

"Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me."
#68 by Warren Marshall
2003-09-08 02:52:04
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
#65 Charles
I have a somewhat odd phobia.  It's kind of like a fear of heights... except I'm not afraid of heights.  It's not even a fear, per se.  But it has to do with edges without railings.  If a roof has a railing, I can walk up to it, lean over, and get a good look at everything without issue.  If I have to walk up to an edge of a roof and there is no railing, it gets really difficult.  The same thing also triggers when someone else walks up to an unprotected edge.  It's weird.

Sounds like common sense to me.

Respawn Games
Open your mind, let the beatings begin.
#69 by Caryn
2003-09-08 02:55:05
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
Oh hey, why not, I'll share.

In the interests of too much information, my phobia has become an unreasonable fear of sudden and violent death. I started noticing shortly after 9/11 that it was going from a natural aversion to death in general to a noticeable fear. After my brother's death in June from being hit by a car as he crossed the street, I've noticed that it's moved into phobia territory, which, naturally, really bothers me. Take these two events plus the fact that a close family member and a family friend were both murdered when I was in my early teens (the two murders were unrelated), and I'm thinking that must be how this phobia started germinating. Since I work in the same small apartment that I live in, I'm usually pretty anxious to get out and do things when I can. However, the last few months, especially the last two, I've noticed in hindsight that I avoid going out as much as I can, and that when I do I'm agitated and apprehensive. I have an unreasonable fear of highly unlikely death in a statistical sense -- my fear of flying has increased 100 fold, and I now have a fear of driving on highways. When I do and I pass by a bad accident (and I do frequently on LA freeways), I find myself fixating on the vehicles and getting what appears to be the beginnings of a panic attack (I don't know what those are like as until recently I've never had anything like I understand them to be). The last year or so, especially the last couple of months, I get the same highly panicky and fearful feeling if I see images of dead bodies (i.e., I watched one of those History Channel forensic shows in which they showed the dead body of a child who'd been strangled and it triggered it). It extends somewhat outside of myself in that the last couple of months if my husband is late or hasn't called me to tell me he's late, I start to panic.

Well, that'll be nice fodder for any armchair psychologists hanging around, although it's probably pretty boring and obvious where it stems from. I'm sure it'll go away at some point, and I'm sure in about 15 minutes or so I'll regret posting about it.

My battlecry: "Zang! Who is that, running on the fields! It is Hellchick, hands clutching buzzsaw hand extensions! She roars mightily: 'I'm going to brutalize you harder than God thought possible!!!'"
#70 by Matt Perkins
2003-09-08 03:27:48
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
Caryn

I don't know if it will go away on its own if you don't pay attention to it.  I could hazard a few guesses as to why it's happening, but not knowning you, it wouldn't really matter.  I would suggest spending some time thinking about it, talking about it with your husband (and any other close friends you have).  Coming to the root of the issue will make a huge difference in solving it.

That is my armchair opinion, of course.




As for me, I have a huge fear of sharks.  I'm not sure what it extends from, though I spend a good deal of time trying to figure it out.  I try not to let it stop me from doing the things I love, so I still make a point of going snorkeling in the keys and to the beach when I get the chance (the only real reasons to live in FL).  I know it has a lot do with the issue of not even having a chance at defending myself.  If a shark wants to me, it most probably will.  I can't run, I can't climb a tree, I move slow in the water, I'm not wearing any kind of armor, etc, etc, etc.  It's putting myself in a more helpless position than normal.  Putting my faith in things outside of myself.  I think I have issues with that.

"I'm an extreme programmer. I don't plan anything when I code."- Lord Nekrull
#71 by yotsuya
2003-09-08 03:35:13
Caryn-

I have the same phobia.

"YES!!  You see people, THAT'S why he's the Vice-President of A/V Services here at Respawn Games.  Yotsuya ALWAYS unleashes the fucking fury!" - Warren Marshall
#72 by Dethstryk
2003-09-08 03:35:27
jemartin@tcainternet.com
I have phobiaphobia.

sunny days have funny ways of quieting the roar
#73 by Caryn
2003-09-08 03:35:49
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
#70 Matt Perkins
I don't know if it will go away on its own if you don't pay attention to it.  I could hazard a few guesses as to why it's happening, but not knowning you, it wouldn't really matter.  I would suggest spending some time thinking about it, talking about it with your husband (and any other close friends you have).  Coming to the root of the issue will make a huge difference in solving it.


I don't think it's a matter of doing those things; I'm fairly intelligent and am able to draw conclusions based on patterns. I'm pretty sure I know where it comes from, but unfortunately that doesn't really solve it. It does help to mitigate it to some extent, knowing where it comes from and that it really is unreasonable. I think it's just a matter of recognizing it, and then just gritting your teeth and moving on.

My battlecry: "Zang! Who is that, running on the fields! It is Hellchick, hands clutching buzzsaw hand extensions! She roars mightily: 'I'm going to brutalize you harder than God thought possible!!!'"
#74 by TheTrunkDr.
2003-09-08 03:38:45
my phobia has become an unreasonable fear of sudden and violent death. I started noticing shortly after 9/11

The terrorists have already won.

I kid cause I care.
#75 by yotsuya
2003-09-08 03:40:58
TrunkDr.-

They have. So fuck you.

"YES!!  You see people, THAT'S why he's the Vice-President of A/V Services here at Respawn Games.  Yotsuya ALWAYS unleashes the fucking fury!" - Warren Marshall
#76 by yotsuya
2003-09-08 03:42:50
Oh, and BTW, I did change my icon, like I said I would. Hey, I said Arizona would score 24... I just didn't think Detroit would score 42.

"YES!!  You see people, THAT'S why he's the Vice-President of A/V Services here at Respawn Games.  Yotsuya ALWAYS unleashes the fucking fury!" - Warren Marshall
#77 by jjohnsen
2003-09-08 03:43:27
http://www.johnsenclan.com
I have a fear of drowning, don't know if its a phobia or not.  It isn't a fear of water, I love to swim and jetski.  Anytime I enter a pool, lake or the ocean I just think this is it, this is the time I'm going to drown and I get a little panicky.
#78 by Caryn
2003-09-08 03:46:04
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
#74 TheTrunkDr.
my phobia has become an unreasonable fear of sudden and violent death. I started noticing shortly after 9/11

The terrorists have already won.


And if you had kept reading you might have noticed that that was simply a related event in what I talked about.

My battlecry: "Zang! Who is that, running on the fields! It is Hellchick, hands clutching buzzsaw hand extensions! She roars mightily: 'I'm going to brutalize you harder than God thought possible!!!'"
#79 by Quicken
2003-09-08 03:51:50
gdunn@backmeup.net.au
I've given up being an armchair quack. These days I just ask Dr Phil
#80 by yotsuya
2003-09-08 03:53:41
Caryn-

I think if anything, 9/11 has made people more aware of what is going on around them, which is always a good thing. "The terrorists have already won" is such a stupid, cliche comment, so that's why I told our good friend the Dr. to fornicate off.

"YES!!  You see people, THAT'S why he's the Vice-President of A/V Services here at Respawn Games.  Yotsuya ALWAYS unleashes the fucking fury!" - Warren Marshall
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