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Games / Re: RIP 3D Realms...
« on: May 07, 2009, 11:59:47 PM »
What's this? Dancing girls? How odd. I wonder what happens if I spacebar them? ... Woah, Duke what are you doing? THAT'S YOUR MONEY! ... oh.

Games / RIP 3D Realms...
« on: May 07, 2009, 11:23:06 PM »

Oh no they di-nt! I've been waiting for Duke Nukem Forever since I was 6. There's only one thing to do - kick ass and chew bubble gum. And I'm all out of gum.

Movies / Re: Watchmen
« on: March 25, 2009, 11:47:33 PM »
Saw it again yesterday, and there was a kid no older than 10 in the queue with his mum.

She left with him just after the cleaver to the head scene.


doh ho ho.

CSU General / Re: Support Kiah in her Shave for a Cure.
« on: March 11, 2009, 04:45:54 PM »
Awesome stuff Kiah! (y)

Music / Re: The Annie Lennox Wagga Wagga Connection
« on: March 08, 2009, 10:59:27 PM »
Annie Lennox is pretty awesome, but the Wagga Wagga Werewolf will always be our jewel in the crown.

Web / Grandpa
« on: November 22, 2008, 11:51:40 AM »
This dude goes to COFA.

Games / Re: Fallout 3 Refused Classification
« on: November 13, 2008, 09:51:36 AM »
Classification, smashification. I remember buying Duke Nukem 3D when I was like 6, with no visible classification. They didn't beat around the bush in that game either, you had steroids instead of adrenaline, and if you pressed spacebar on a hooker she took her top off for money. It was hot.

I think fallout 3 is awesome, by the by.

PC / Re: NVIDIA's Quadro FX 5800 with 4GB graphics memory
« on: November 13, 2008, 09:36:37 AM »
4D modelling? That's pretty boss. They must be using a flux capacitor...

Music / Re: Mindless Self Indulgence
« on: September 24, 2008, 12:35:39 AM »
MSI stands for 'Mutilated Spastic Iguanas' in my books.. they are a deathcore band from Tasmania... they truly own the name MSI ha ha ha.

Doesent it stand for 'Micro-Star International'   :D

lol  expecting a minus carma lol

My old motherboard was MSI, the capacitors started leaking after like, 8 months.

Next years soundwave is orgasmic. If I miss tickets for this I'll rage quit life.

Comparisons / Re: Your Top Tools
« on: August 15, 2008, 11:35:40 PM »
I can't bring too much new to the table, but i think wacom's are worth every penny. I tried mouse work at uni the other day and ended up boycotting until i got home.

This is probably off the ledger, but my Creative Zen: Vision M is easily the most satisfying purchase i've ever made. I saved up for ages in 06 to pick one up, and i don't think a days passed where i haven't used it. Aside from not raping you with iTunes, you can partition up to 16gb for removable storage, which doesn't seem like a feature nowadays, but 8gb flash drives weren't even around back then. I've used it to get me through high school speeches, and have managed to save many an idea on the fly by setting the programable button to voice recorder.

The data port also smells like bubblegum:

PC / Re: Why living at home sucks proverbial anus.
« on: July 28, 2008, 11:25:04 AM »
My goodness gracious me.
I loathe power outages especially when you live out in the middle of nowhere. However, what I hate more is the fact that out where the parentals live there are only two options. Extremely expensive Next G Wireless Internet or....satanic Dial-Up. So my parents being the tight-arse country people that they are, they have opted to stay on dial-up.

So when I stay at my parents joint, I end up on this extremely slow, depressing internet speed that just makes me want to destroy things. However, this is now the only set back to going back to visit the folks, and this point is relevent to the evilness of siblings.

My younger sisters decide that it's fun to play with water while they are around my laptop. At one point during one of my stays, my sisters were fighting over an open bottle of water and managed to dump ATLEAST 3/4 of the bottle all over my poor poor laptop. I watched this entire act happen and it was as though it all occured in slow motion.

I don't know what was worse. Watching my computer being covered in water OR the fact that my sisters stared at me stupidly and started laughing. LUCKILY, my laptop was able to survive. Hooray for TOSHIBA. Oh how I adore thee.

Anyways I know that I have gone completely off topic, but power outages, failing of computer AND siblings are all evil. EVIL I SAY!!!


Oh word.

Until the end of last year, we were in the same boat. Satellite, Dial-up or insane NextG. Dialup wasn't even 56k, we had to use 28.8 if we wanted any sort of consistency. So we took up the governments hibus offer, and got cashback on one-way satellite (we weren't eligible for 2-way subsidy. Apparently 28.8 is good enough) So we got sat, and the fees were like $80 a month for 512/56k with a 3gb limit. Then telstra rang up one day and were all 'we upgraded your insanely corroded copper wire' and we can get ADSL now. For the same price, we get double the speed & 8 times the bandwith. Winner!

Also, i finished fixing computer. I upgraded the mobo while i was at it, so i can replace the processor when the funds gain some steam. I bought 2 500gb HDD's, and a 250gb external to sync with important docs. Spent all weekend reinstalling windows, but everything seems to be purring now.

At least it happened now and not in 8 weeks.

PC / Why living at home sucks proverbial anus.
« on: July 24, 2008, 11:56:56 PM »
Let us take a trip down memory lane to summer 07. The parentals freak out about the predicted rise in electricity prices ten trillion years from now, and decide to get solar panels installed. This is all well and good, unless you like your power hard & fast.

Back to the present day, it's winter and incredibly cold. Rules are inplace regarding heater usage to prevent brownouts, which thanks to the geniuses who did the wiring, only ever seems to effect my bedroom and the hallway.
Today is also the day the estranged elder sibling has decided to return home from her self imposed exile. Having been away for practically ever, she was unfamiliar with the heater guidelines, and decided to turn everything on. This resulted in a return of the dreaded brownout, and subsequently my computer shat itself. Upon restart, i blue screened. Next restart was fine, until eveything started installing itself. It at this time i knew something was terribly wrong. I opened device manager, and all drives bar the boot were missing. I tried chkdsk, windows disk manager, manufacturing software, recovery software and i just can't pick them up. I thought it might be motherboard, so i put a drive in another computer and couldn't even get it to spin up.

In summary: My hardware is dead and data seems lost, so i'll have to buy a bunch of new crap and spend all weekend reinstalling windows and associated programmery.

NB: I have zero money, no time to do this, and i'm not allowed to use my heater so i'm cold.

This is the end of my rant.

Movies / Re: The Dark Knight
« on: July 18, 2008, 02:03:59 PM »

Man oh man.

I went last night, i'm not sure it hit the spot quite as i was expecting.
I thought the characterisation of Rachel was very WTF. Gyllenhaal cannot play a role without acting like a whore. I didn't like the editing on the  skycraper scene either, i lost the plot. I mean i knew what was going on, but theres like a plethora of booby traps, pre-detonated sticky bombs, swat teams getting in the road, then fools getting all commando. Meanwhile, this has absolutely no effect on anything. I thought the ending would have been much better if being turned into Two-face was where Harvey Dent's involvement in the film ended. That way there would have been somewhere for the next movie to go, though I can understand him being used as a plot device to show Batman's fall from grace. It just to me seems that a man of Two Face's importance as a villain shouldn't have been the final 15 minutes of the film.

I guess these are minor personal complaints, and no doubt theres a lot to like about it. Ledger & Eckhart were especially awesome, and most importantly, the story was tight. I'm going to have to see it again i think.


Also, the watchmen trailer is on youtube!

Mega keen for that.

Mac / Re: And the iPhone cometh
« on: July 04, 2008, 10:05:18 PM »
Relax dude, it was sarcasm (okay, poorly expressed sarcasm, but nonetheless). I just lack an enjoyment for Maddox. See the mother/sister site i-Mockery for some more interesting but similar stuff.

Telstra released their prices some days ago, but interestingly, I only heard about it in the paper; they still don't seem to have posted on their site.

Sorry man.

Yeah, whatever float your boat really. I find it pretty entertaining, but then i am pretty bogan.

Mac / Re: And the iPhone cometh
« on: July 03, 2008, 05:31:31 PM »
See, there just has to be a rule from letting people use outdated Maddox 'articles' as their pure opinion.

Um, thats not my opinion dude. It's his. Lighten up.
I'm of the old hat, having not seen it before.

Optus released pricing details:
Reasonable, considering the hype.

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