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Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

Grog6 Re:Borderlands meets Halo (93 comments)

Rage is fun; of course, I only paid 9.99 for it, so I didn't feel screwed.

If I'd paid 60, I'd be pissed.

I recently replayed DNF, and it wasn't nearly as bad as I remembered, lol.

4 days ago
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Space Station's 'Cubesat Cannon' Has Gone Rogue

Grog6 Re:SkyNet Deployment (143 comments)

Sir! We have a problem!

There is a dedicated team of hackers attempting to plant a virus in our main system.

We think it's a team led by Jeff Goldblum and the Android from Star Trek; Arnold help us if Mr Crusher is involved as well!

Cancel concern; they had a nuke with them with an easy pal code. We lost 10000 units, NBD.

about two weeks ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

Grog6 This just stops hobbyist types. (322 comments)

Everyone else in the fray is already simulating nuclear weapon designs on supercomputers.

The hydrodynamic calculations are similar enough the military isn't going to share code with the hyperflight guys, so this will just become another black project to be run by the same people. :)

This just gives justification for the research disappearing, and stopping any amateur work.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

Grog6 Re:Sigh... (789 comments)

Yeah, I thought Iran or another ME country would Nuke Israel, thus breaking...

the rusty wire that holds the cork
that keeps the anger in
gives way
and suddenly it's day again
the sun is in the east
even though the day is done
two suns in the sunset
hmmmmmmmmm
could be the human race is run...

I digress.

So: No, no Jihadi Idalist, just a Psycho Ex-KGB Agent with delusions of Stalin.

It's nice that we haven't downblended all the Plutonium and Uranium we bought from them; we may need it.

It's nice to know, in the world of Nuclear Overkill, One Trident sub is #3 on the list of "Most Nuclear Weapons".

It's sad to know, that MAD only works with Sane People.

about two weeks ago
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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

Grog6 mod this up. (169 comments)

:)

about two weeks ago
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850 Billion NSA Surveillance Records Searchable By Domestic Law Enforcement

Grog6 They're all the same... (207 comments)

They are the modern Gestapo; Orwell just missed it by a few years.

The future will be the image from the book:

A Boot, Stamping on a Face, Forever.

about three weeks ago
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Modular Hive Homes Win Mars Base Design Competition

Grog6 Re:Depleted Uranium? (61 comments)

Yeah, this caught my eye as well. :)

How much fuel does it take to put a kg of DU on Mars? I would bet it's substantial.

Not only do you have to get it off Earth, You have to slow it down at the end of the trip, unless you want to dig it up and recast it, lol.
"Shielding Shipped Separately." :)

Not to mention the fact that a solid foot of DU won't "stop" Cosmics; I see ~4V pulses, ~1 per minute most times on systems that see a 511kev pulse at about 200mV. Dealing with that is an important part of a design, lol.

That's just the amount of energy it was able to dump in my detector after going thru a foot or so of lead; it kept going. :)

about a month ago
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CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

Grog6 You Can't Vote out the Gestapo. (266 comments)

...Due largely to the information they have on everyone.

"Sure would hate to see something about XXXXXXX XXXXXX come out just before the election, Mr. Senator."

I feel certain it will get worse before it gets better.

about a month and a half ago
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Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

Grog6 What are you running? (171 comments)

I've been ocing processors for years now; I've never felt comfortable letting even the die temp get that hot.

I've ran a i7-920 at ~5.5G for a few seconds, it only hit 80C before it turned off. It still runs; most 920s are good for 4.3-4.6 on a good heatpipe heatsink.

I'm running a 3930k now at 4.6G; it only has issues ripping DVD's, for some reason. It won't do that over ~4.2G.

I'm using a few year old 6x 6mm heatpipes in a copper base; it even has a "Black nickel" finish, so the copper fins won't corrode.

I never run above 60C with stable clocks, usually...

Seriously, what processor will run that hot?

about a month and a half ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Grog6 Re:FYI, smallpox is not needed to make vaccine (190 comments)

As I mentioned above, almost everyone over 50 in the US was vaccinated in the 60's.

We lined up in school, lol.

I still have my scar. :)

about 2 months ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Grog6 Re:The problem is... (190 comments)

Large numbers of people in the US were vaccinated for smallpox in the 60's; pretty much everyone over 50 or so.

Not so now or anywhere else, either. :)

about 2 months ago
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Giant Crater Appears In Northern Siberia

Grog6 Re:Y E T I !!! (122 comments)

I read it as IT was the Yeti, implying an imminent attack by a hoard of Pennywise the Clowns Appearing as Yeti.

I'm very happy to see this is not the case.

Carry on with the pedantry.

about 2 months ago
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Former NSA Chief Warned Against Selling NSA Secrets

Grog6 Depends... (138 comments)

On how guilty the ones accusing you of treason actually are, IMHO.

Who do you think is the traitor here, Snowden?

I certainly don't think so, and neither do a bunch of other people. We all get to vote this fall. :)

I realize all the good jobs are in the Govt; around here they get handed down from generation to generation, lol.

That doesn't make me any more supportive of the whole Gestapo-ization of America; I think that's a bad thing, personally.

about 3 months ago
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Was Watch Dogs For PC Handicapped On Purpose?

Grog6 Re:Please (215 comments)

Amazingly enough, this is our most popular game after all these years. :)

We play other games that don't have this fast-twitch playstyle, but nothing else is like it.

Another favorite always played on a LAN weekend, is Unreal Tournament 2003.

Zoom instagib with ~10 players and as many bots as will fit is a lot of fun. :)

about 3 months ago
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Court Releases DOJ Memo Justifying Drone Strike On US Citizen

Grog6 You left off... (371 comments)

the "Because we say so." part.

You can't vote out the Gestapo.

about 3 months ago
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Was Watch Dogs For PC Handicapped On Purpose?

Grog6 Re:Please (215 comments)

I played Q2:Ground Zero for ~6 hours on my lan last weekend; It's still the best for gameplay. :)

We do a "give all" at the start, and one per each kill you make; It keeps the game moving. :)

And I have my own skins, that I made; something not seen since UT2003.

The "Catholic Schoolgirl" bot in UT2k3 was the best programming I've seen, lol.

about 2 months ago
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Was Watch Dogs For PC Handicapped On Purpose?

Grog6 Re:DLC (215 comments)

This is probably exactly right; $9.95-$49.95 for a settings tweak.

I'm Happy I haven't bought this yet; I'll have to see how this goes. :)

about 2 months ago
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Was Watch Dogs For PC Handicapped On Purpose?

Grog6 Re:Friends dont let Friends buy Ubisoft - Agreed (215 comments)

I've been watching this; it looks like a cool game.

I noticed the e3 trailer was completely different than the reviews, even on good video setups.

I have learned long ago not to buy a game until you see what you're getting. :)

Now that someone has found how to restore the original graphics, seeing how Ubisoft responds will pretty much determine their future, pretty much. :) (At least for me, anyway.)

A C&D about now would really make my day, lol; I've come to hate those pricks.

Hey, my two 7970's in crossfire fixes the texture pop in Rage at high res; I bet it would run this. :)

Now to wait for the next "patch". :->

about 2 months ago

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