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Sep 20, 2002, 4:32pm
You don't do so well in English, either. At least run your posts through a spell-check program if you're too lazy to proofread anything.

People who's native language is not English have a valid excuse for making so many mistakes (if I'm not incorrect, you are from an English speaking segment of the United Kingdom. I apologize if I am wrong.) :P

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are you an idiot?

Oct 6, 2002, 1:13pm
Go read a good book. It'll do you good. It won't hurt; I promise.

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are you an idiot?

Oct 12, 2002, 12:50pm
Um... we don't care if your sister studies international law (which you aren't even sure of) or not. The point is that *you* obviously don't, and thus your vastly incorrect words are even more annoying than they would be coming from someone who was at least qualified enough to say them.

Freedom of speech first and foremost garuntees that United States citizens can speak out against the government. Those would be their *opinions* that they're demonstrating, not facts.

However, printing or otherwise spreading an extremely false or malicious publication with the intention of defaming a living person or organization is known as libel, which the slandered party can sue for. This does not interfere with freedom of speech. We can express any opinions we want to as long as we don't deliberately spread false statements represented as fact in order to hurt someone.

This is what the first amendment garuntees:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

No, freedom of speech is not unlimited, but the limits put on it are known as "common sense".

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are you an idiot?

Oct 12, 2002, 7:16pm
For one who calls so many other people pricks and assholes, you seem to be throwing around more insults than anyone else in this thread. By resorting to nothing but undeserved insults, you look like you have no logical arguments to back up your statements when confronted by someone.

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Does anyone else think that...

Oct 8, 2002, 10:11am
I believe the default setting organizes the list based on alphabetical priority. I'm not sure about the newer builds (I haven't checked) but the default settings also had both private and public worlds displayed on the list.

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Oct 8, 2002, 10:05pm
[View Quote] Can't you just feel the love and compassion that radiates from these newsgroups? =)

More humour

Nov 4, 2002, 6:20am
Excellent :-)

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For you old style 8bit rpg fans..

Nov 4, 2002, 3:40pm
Good 'ole natural style feel better medicine. No Prozac for this man, folks.

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Goober King
8-Bit Theater makes him feel happy.
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Re: Just For Fun...

Nov 5, 2002, 1:28pm

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Smile, E N Z O loves you :)

Nov 10, 2002, 3:39pm

Smile, E N Z O loves you :)

Nov 10, 2002, 5:51pm
Hence the irony :)

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Smile, E N Z O loves you :)

Nov 10, 2002, 5:51pm
Yes, but remember to Smile.

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Re: Just For Fun...

Nov 14, 2002, 12:56am

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aim features

Nov 27, 2002, 2:44pm
What OS are you using? I'm running Trillian 0.74b on Windows 2000, and so far I've never seen it crash. I didn't have problems with any previous versions, either.

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Humor: The Borg vs. Bill Gates

Nov 29, 2002, 1:44pm



(The bridge of the starship Enterprise, as the crew struggles with the threat of yet another nasty alien menace... i.e., the cybernetic race known as the Borg.)

PICARD: Mr. LaForge, have you had any success with your attempts at finding a weakness in the Borg defenses? And Mr. Data, have you been able to access their command pathways?

GEORDI: Yes, Captain. In fact, Data and I have found the answer, by scanning through our archives on late twentieth-century computing technology.

(Geordi presses a key, and a logo appears on the computer screen.)

RIKER: (looks up, puzzled) What the hell is "Microsoft Windows"?

DATA: (turns) Allow me to explain. We will send this program, for some reason called "Windows '95", through the Borg command pathways. Once inside their root command unit, it will begin consuming system resources at an unstoppable rate.

PICARD: But the Borg have tremendous powers of adaptation. Won't they alter their processing systems to increase their storage capacity?

DATA: Yes, Captain. But when "Windows" detects this, it creates a new version of itself known as an "upgrade". The use of resources increases exponentially with each iteration. The Borg will not be able to adapt quickly enough. Eventually all of their processing ability will be taken over and none will be available for their normal operational functions.

PICARD: Excellent work, Mr. Data! This is even better than your "unsolvable geometric shape" idea...

(15 Minutes Later)

DATA: Captain, we have successfully installed the "Windows" in the Borg's command unit. As expected, it immediately consumed 85% of all available resources. However, we have not received any confirmation of the expected "upgrade".

GEORDI: (perplexed) Our scanners have picked up an inexplicable increase in Borg storage and CPU capacity, but we still have no indication of an "upgrade" to compensate for their increase.

PICARD: Data, scan the history banks again and determine if there is something we have missed.

DATA: Sir, I believe there is a reason for the failure in the "upgrade". Apparently the Borg have circumvented that part of our strategy by not submitting the registration cards for their "Windows" software.

RIKER: (rising) Captain, we have no choice. Requesting permission to begin emergency escape sequence 3F ....

GEORDI: (excited) Wait, Captain! Their CPU capacity has suddenly dropped to below 0% !

PICARD: Data, what do your scanners show?

DATA: (studying displays) Apparently the Borg have found the internal "Windows" module named "Solitaire", and it has used up all available CPU capacity.

PICARD: Let's wait and see how long this "Solitaire" can reduce their functionality.

(Two hours pass ...)

RIKER: Geordi, what is the current status of the Borg?

GEORDI: As expected, sir, the Borg are attempting to recalibrate their pathways to compensate for increased CPU and storage demands. (grinning) But for each time they successfully increase resources, I've set up our closest deep space monitor beacon to transmit more "Windows" modules from an application called the "Microsoft Fun-pack". PICARD: How much time will that buy us?

DATA: Current Borg solution rates allow me to predicate an interest time span of 6 more hours.

GEORDI: (suddenly) Captain, another vessel has entered our sector!

PICARD: Identify.

DATA: It appears to have markings very similar to the "Microsoft" logo...

(Before he can finish, the bridge lights dim, suddenly and ominously.)


DATA: (watching scanners in disbelief) The alien ship has just opened its forward hatches, and released thousands of humanoid-shaped objects.

PICARD: Magnify forward viewer on the alien craft!

RIKER: My God, captain! Those are human beings floating straight toward the Borg ship-with no life support suits whatsoever! How can they survive the ravages of deep space?

DATA: I don't believe that those are humans, sir. If you will look closer, I believe you will see that they are carrying something recognized by twenty-first century man as doeskin leather briefcases, and wearing Armani suits...

(Riker and Picard look at each other, horrified)

BOTH: (with sinking trepidation) "Lawyers...!!"

GEORDI: It can't be! All the Lawyers were rounded up and sent hurtling into the sun in 2017 during the Great Awakening!

DATA: True, but apparently some must have survived-

RIKER: (interrupting) They've surrounded the Borg ship! And they're covering it with all types of papers...

DATA: I believe that is known in ancient vernacular as "red tape". Administered in sufficient amounts, it often proves fatal.

RIKER: They're tearing the Borg to pieces!

(Long pause, with dead silence on the bridge as all observe the viewscreen. Finally...)

PICARD: (heavily) Turn the monitors off, Data, I can't bear to watch; even the Borg don't deserve such a gruesome fate. Ahead warp factor one.


High CPU Usage

Nov 30, 2002, 3:29pm
The high CPU usage is perfectly normal. A *lot* of calculations go into rendering a real-time 3D environment both by the CPU and GPU. AW will use as many CPU cycles as are available in order to achieve the highest frame rate possible. So CPU cycle usage of AW would be the same on an Athlon XP 2800+ as it would be on a Pentium II. Just about any intense 3D application behaves in the same way.

The reason that CPU/memory usage drops when the AW browser isn't in focus is by design - AW doesn't need to hog resources when the 3D window isn't in view. It used to be that the browser would continue to hog resources when it wasn't in focus but not actually minimized, but a long while back Roland fixed this.

As for the temperature of your CPU, that is an inherent problem with laptops. Laptops don't have the room to provide the kind of cooling and ventilation that desktop cases can house. You shouldn't have to worry about the chip overheating, though. The Pentium IV chip has a self-protection mechanism (this is true with the non-mobile PIVs as well) to where it will lower its clock speed in order to compensate for cooling failure. You can actually remove the HSF setup during intense CPU activity and the CPU will continue to function, albeit very slowly. The Pentium III's and earlier mechanism was to simply cut power from the CPU immediately in the case of cooling failure, but this could result in data loss. Until recently, Athlon chips didn't have any cooling failure protection at all. Removing the HSF setup at all resulted in the chip being fried in a fraction of a second.

Unless you're having a problem with instability because of the high CPU temp, then you shouldn't need to worry about anything.

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High CPU Usage

Dec 1, 2002, 9:24pm
[View Quote] Actually it does, but you can't set a certain level of CPU usage that a program can't surpass. Windows will allocate more CPU cycles to programs that have a higher priority than lower ones.


SETI at home set to "above normal"
AW set to "normal"

(Task manager window is not active because AW is in focus) (15KB)

How a blonde prints e-mail...

Dec 16, 2002, 2:38am
Summon the firing squad! Execution scheduled at dawn.

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Politically correct holiday greeting (repost, I believe)

Dec 15, 2002, 9:02pm
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an
environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender
neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable
traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your
choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others,
or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all and a fiscally
successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset
of the generally accepted calendar year 2003, but not without due respect for the
calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make
America great (not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country
or is the only "AMERICA" in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the
race, creed, color, age, physical disability, religious faith, choice of computer platform,
or sexual preference of the wishee.

Legal Disclaimer: By accepting this agreement, you are accepting these terms.

This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no
alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually
implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by
law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher.

This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good
tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting,
whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance
of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.


(Name withheld for legal, social and cultural considerations.)

I call them as I see them LOL

Dec 17, 2002, 2:20pm
Reminding anyone of that atrocity should be illegal. Do you have no morals, man?

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Is the glass half full, or half empty?

Dec 17, 2002, 6:59pm
The glass is a broken collection of jagged, razor-sharp shards laced with high concentrations of cyanide and arsenic. Whatever liquid it once contained has long since seeped through the many cracks and breaks in the structure of the glass. The glass now contains an infestation of various forms of insect life, most of these dead and rotting after being killed by the aforementioned poisons.

The glass is currently half full of the said dead insect bodies. The bacterial life forms that are causing the insect bodies to decay were not taken in to measurement.

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Incredimail.. scum of the universe...

Dec 21, 2002, 5:10pm

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a must read... ;)

Jan 28, 2003, 10:27pm
Goober King is generally a very friendly guy; But he had some run-arounds with Eep back in the day, so I doubt that he's going to miss an opportunity to attack him on a personal level when he isn't able to respond. (Ever heard of 'don't kick 'em when they're down? Guess not...)

Seriously, people: if you hate Eep so much, then why must you all continually bring him back into the center of discussion? Honestly, let it go already! He is g_o_n_e. From these newsgroups, at least. If you have an issue with him, e-mail him.

Hate really is stronger than love :P

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a must read... ;)

Jan 28, 2003, 10:32pm
Has it now come down to the point where everyone must compare their lives with people thousands of miles away that they don't even know? Do you *really* care whether or not the people in these newsgroups are worthy of judging you and your life based on a few fleeting conversations and extremely limited information? I think not.

Here's my advice: don't give a damn what anyone thinks of you. Don't live up to expectations. Do what you want to do, speak your opinions, but don't try to put yourself above other people based on knowledge that you can't possibly know. You don't know what people have been through. You don't know what makes them the way the are. You don't know why they don't have a job, why they live with their parents. So, until you live in their shoes for a while and get the hang of living their lives: shut the hell up.

PS: I have the most pathetic life of all of you combined, so you can all feel secure in your superior life positions now :P

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a must read... ;)

Jan 29, 2003, 12:36am
Yes, it has, actually. It's been pointed out by several people. Some people just seem to have a perverse fixation on Eep or something. It's beyond my comprehension.

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Jan 23, 2003, 12:38pm
[View Quote] The Radeon 9700 Pro knocks the hell out of the Geforce4 Ti 4600. Nvidia needs to retaliate soon if it wants to reclaim the performance crown.

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Jan 23, 2003, 12:38pm
[View Quote] Trident makes budget video cards mostly for OEM customers. It doesn't stand a chance in the 3D accelerator arena :P

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Jan 23, 2003, 12:47pm
As far as I know, Hercules doesn't make its own chipset designs. It uses nVidia and ATi chips to power its cards. Nobody varies much from the reference design, anyway, you know :P

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Jan 23, 2003, 2:25pm
[View Quote] You can pick up a Radeon 9700 Pro for $330 at

Compare the Radeon 9700 Pro to its designated competition rather than a product that it isn't meant to compete with. It is not a mainstream card.

The Radeon 9500 Pro is ATi's flagship in the mainstream market. ATi's version of the card costs $160 at You can buy a slightly less powerful "powered by ATi" card with the chipset for $141. There is also the Radeon 9000 Pro, but it is less powerful than the 9500. The 9500 PRO outperforms the GF4 Ti 4200 in non-CPU dependent benchmarks.

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Jan 23, 2003, 2:26pm
[View Quote] I don't know anything about you - I don't know what you are "all about". It's rather difficult to detect sarcasm in three words spoken by someone you don't know.

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