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    posted a message on Circuli Civiaem (Circle City)
    i helped build this, and I gotta say: **** yeah
    Posted in: Maps
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    posted a message on If you enjoyed SC: Pandora Tomorrow/Chaos Theory...
    Well I wasn't thinking of posting this before, but I'm drunk now, so here goes.

    The games were fun, I enjoyed them a lot. But the real fun came from the versus mode.

    I LOVED Chaos Theory's versus mode (I played a bit of PT's when it started dying out a bit. i know they're mostly similar with some changes. Whenever I refer to CT's versus I mean both of them thougn). I've probably logged so many hours in that versus that it towers over all other games I've played on the xbox combined.

    Unfortunately, as any fan of it has realized, it's died out quite a bit, which is fair. I mean, it had its run, new games came out, people started to forget about it. Hell, the same thing happened to me too.

    I've just recently been getting back into it and have been wrangling my friends to try it out as well, because god damn I love the versus so much. I've never played any game like it. The idea of pitching two game mechanics against each other is something I'd never seen in video games before. It was always FPS vs FPS or 3RD vs 3RD, etc. They took a challenge to pit two different types together, and by golly it worked wonderfully.

    I'm posting this because I want to revive the versus mode. I want to feel the thrill, as a mercenary, hunting down the spy, falling into potential traps. As a spy, stalking a mercenary and barely managing to sneak past them. Cat and mouse.

    I'm wondering if anyone would support (more just moral support) a revival or remake of the versus mode. Keep it true to its original mechanics. Not making the spy a useless tool like in Double Agent. I mean, you shoot smoke grenades at a mercenary, then slap him in the face to knock him out because he crouched to avoid being grabbed.

    Anyway I'm rambling now. Too much vodka. blah

    edit: enjoy the, commas
    Posted in: General Gaming
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    posted a message on Rate My Computer Build
    Rate my computer threads:

    even when not posted in the computing section, they still get ripped to shreds
    Posted in: General Off Topic
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    posted a message on Crushed childhood memories, bad products and busses
    It was a typical day today. Wake up, shower, go to school, write a nicely difficult-as-**** midterm, and finally began my 50min bus trek home.

    I eventually get to the transfer where I find that the bus I was riding was late by two miniutes, thereby making me miss the next bus to go home. No surprise, the busses usually suck. I call my friend and he says he'll be able to give me a ride home.




    Relevant

    I now have a 1/2 hour to kill, so I decide to go check out the restaurant that replaced our old Mr. Mikes (it is now the Stout House). The old "Mikeburger" (my most favorite burger, grew up eating that ****) is now the "Original Burger". OK, I can deal with that. Copyrights and whatnot, I understand. What I'm not okay with is that the size of the burger has halved in size and costs 1.5x more than before.

    So I eat it, it's good (definitely not worth the price increase though) and leave satisfiedly unsatisfied. Still waiting for my friend, I head over to the dollar store to browse, maybe pick anything up that looks interesting.

    I then find this little "gem" at the dollar store:




    At which point my face went like:


    Amazed, in awe and super-stoked--all in one face.

    I must have this thing. I've wanted one of these for a while--it's too handy to pass up!

    So of course, I grab it. It's only a dollar. Pretty bitchin, right?

    So I get home, and I'm pretty stoked to try this thing out.


    Look at it light up and ****.

    Alright, well, let's put the key inside it.


    It's kinda like sex, I had trouble keeping it in there.

    The "finished product"

    Okay, sweet, it's in. But..why is the light on without touching the button? I mean, it's from a dollar store so I wasn't really expecting quality, but...really?


    Man, look at the pride taken in making this product. I'd totally hang this on my wall for everyone to see.

    At this point I'm feeling kinda bummed because I really wanted a light for this sort of thing, but then I remember--dollar store. Forgot about that for a second.

    So I take my key out and notice that even by squeezing the sides the light turns on. I decide to try to test it a bit.


    Above, you can see the wonders of ****-ass products.

    I just barely let my key lay on the underside of the device (i'm wondering if I can even call it that), opposite of the official button to activate the light, and as you can see, it crushed any expectation of quality from a dollar store that I had left.

    After taking the key off of it I just started laughing at how bad this device is:


    Again, above, you can see the ambitious light spirits ditching this piece of ****.

    So moral of the story: don't buy **** from a dollar store that actually has a purpose unless it's glowsticks or balloons, hate busses more, and god damn burger y u change.

    tl;dr: **** you

    (PS. the light remained ON as I wrote this post...what a piece)
    Posted in: General Off Topic
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    posted a message on Xbox 360 Disc Drive Troubles
    My Xbox disc drive took a jump to the shitter quite some time ago and I'm finally fed up with it. (It doesn't read discs any longer, and if by some miracle it does, I get an "Unreadable Disc" error.)

    I have an Xbox 360 Elite with the malfunctioning disc drive and my friend has a launch X360 with a functioning one. If I swap the disc drives will the console remain safe to play on Xbox Live?
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on I spilled a glass of OJ on my keyboard
    If it were a PS/2 keyboard I'd say throw it in the dishwasher
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Best Coding Language for Beginners?
    the language I'm most comfortable in is VB, but I know a little bit of java and even less C++.

    i remember looking at java a long while back before VB, and it scared the hell out of me because I didn't really know what was going on. Then I ended up learning VB and learning what if statements, loops, variables, arrays, etc ACTUALLY DO. It was as if VB was an "automatic transmission" for learning to code for me, whereas java would have been "learning on a manual transmission." if that makes any sense.

    that's just me, though
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on VB2010 help
    Quote from moschopsuk

    Sorry dont use my original code it will be harder to debug.

      Public Sub ProcessFile()
        Try
          Dim process As System.Diagnostics.Process = New System.Diagnostics.Process
         ‘process.StartInfo.FileName = "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe"
          process.StartInfo.FileName = "C:\Windows\system32\command.com"
          process.StartInfo.Arguments = "/C COMAND"
          process.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = True
          process.Start()
          process.WaitForExit()
        Catch ex As Exception
          MsgBox(ex.Message)
          Me.Dispose()
        End Try
      End Sub


    This comes form Microsoft modify this to your needs, it will also catch any errors.


    awesome, thank you!
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on VB2010 help
    inserting text into the cmd window
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on VB2010 help
    It's a programming language (assuming you don't know)
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on VB2010 help
    Visual Basic 2010 and the method Process.Start, obvs
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on VB2010 help
    alright, I can successfully use Process.Start to open up the command prompt, but how can I pass it a string to open with? Do I have to call a batch file to do this?
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on A while ago I was told Java only addresses up to 1GB of RAM.
    I am fairly drunk so I should probably slightly elaborate when I am sober (by slightly I mean as much as I can)

    until then...night, haha
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on A while ago I was told Java only addresses up to 1GB of RAM.
    Is this true? I've tried searching it to no avail (I'm probably not using the right terminology).
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Mixing hardware
    Quote from unbound_doom

    You would have to have 2 5670's.


    Ah k, fair enough.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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