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Research Suggests Mars Once Had a Thick Atmosphere

Thrymm Re:How did it form an atmosphere? (98 comments)

It probably had a magnetic field in the long distant past. I am no geologist, but assume many of the same elements are on Mars as Earth; however Earth is much denser. Olympus Mons is about 14 miles high. Something was hot liquid billions of years ago, and if there were metallic ores, would have generated a magnetic field for at least a little while.

about a year ago

Twitter's New Money-Making Plan: Lead Generation

Thrymm Re:TANSTAAFL (82 comments)

wtf is twatter anyway?

about a year and a half ago

Nintendo Power's Final Cover

Thrymm 25 years = da best! (79 comments)

Being in print for 25 years means it's got most single-platform computer magazines beat.
The Chicago Cubs have been around since circa 1876, and last won a world series in 1908.... guess that makes them the single best baseball team ever.

PC World started in 83, Byte in the mid 70s, CGW in 81, and countless others on this list, let alone those local published underground ones for BBS's


about 2 years ago

Final Fantasy XIV Launches To Scathing Reviews

Thrymm Re:My impression of the Final Fantasy series (401 comments)

Well said! I pretty much stopped playing them after VII. VIII didn't play for more than an hour either, and then watched my brother with IX periodically. Have found myself playing the NES original as well as the SNES 2, 3/6 over on the emulator though again. VII deserved a true sequel, or could have ended on the first CD and continued from there. Not some CGI movie sequel or some off shoot Vincent game.

more than 4 years ago

Fallout Online Website Arises Amid Legal Battle

Thrymm Re:New MMO's (85 comments)

What "precedence" did WoW set for MMO's except make getting to max level easy, and raid content an almost given win even if a few people couldn't play their way out of a tin can?

EQ, UO set precedences, WoW dumbed things down, but has better graphics and youtube rage videos.

more than 4 years ago

Earthlink Announces It Must Honor Comcast Cap

Thrymm Profit By Blaming 1% of Abusers (306 comments)

From Eathlink's own site:


Excessive users consume so much data that their data usage could negatively impact the service for other customers. In order to clarify excessive use, Comcast established a 250 GB monthly data usage cap for residential Comcast Internet access accounts. Based on its analysis of customer data usage, Comcast determined that more than 99% of their residential customers would not be impacted by this Usage Cap.

So 99% of customers are penalized without knowing it, however most won't come near this cap. But what about customers who play online games left and right, watch youtube, have shit like Steam constantly downloading updates for their games (if they don't turn that off). Staying in the gaming realm for a second, when Steam did the first CoD:MW2 free weekend, it was a cluster fuck of preloading, then having to re-download again. Compared to 250gb, the reloads would be a small % but some people on the Steam/Valve forums did complain about Comcast caps on trying to reload the game again,

EarthLink initiated the 250 GB monthly Usage Cap on July 1, 2010.

Guess they have Dr. Emmett Brown in a DeLorean.

The customer service representative on this telephone call will (i) tell you how much data per month the account has used, (ii) help you identify the source of excessive use, (iii) explain ways to moderate and reduce your data usage

No more 2girls1cup replays!

more than 4 years ago

Valve's Battle Against Cheaters

Thrymm Re:VAC is a joke (336 comments)

it isn't efficient.

more than 4 years ago

Infinity Ward Fights Against Modern Warfare 2 Cheaters

Thrymm Re:VAC (203 comments)

I also didn't bother to buy it because of non dedicated servers. My view won't change either, there are other games to play, even though I really did want to play it.

about 5 years ago

Decline In US Newspaper Readership Accelerates

Thrymm Re:Evolve or die..... (420 comments)


Hasn't this been the trend for the past 10 years? I live in NJ, and had been working in NYC before the stimulus kicked in... However even before taking the train each morning, I would access the local newspaper in my area online for free, read what I wanted to, and then drive over to the train station. I would buy myself a NY Daily News, mostly for the sports section and that was that. During a few quick breaks in the office, going over to the web sites of the same publications, I wouldn't need an evening edition to read.

Almost without RSS feeds, I wouldnt need to click on /. , dailytech, or others. So isn't RSS kinda doing the same thing?

more than 5 years ago

Sending Astronauts On a One-Way Trip To Mars

Thrymm Re:I'm all for it... (917 comments)

Just make sure my wife's on board.

Put my PoS ex on that ship along with her family, leave my daughter behind....

more than 5 years ago

Bethesda Announces New Fallout Game For 2010

Thrymm Re:Original fallout team (254 comments)

Thanks didnt know there was a mod for that. I'll check it out.... hoping its similar where you were all of a sudden smack in a camp of smugglers, or a bunch of mole rats etc....

more than 5 years ago

Bethesda Announces New Fallout Game For 2010

Thrymm Re:Original fallout team (254 comments)

True it was sci-fi nerd stuff, but was entertaining too. The most you got out of anyone you talked to in Fallout 3 was an over abundance of F bombs. Granted I like seeing cursing in games and all, but it was way over done.

Also little side things were missing such as being a boxer, joining the various mafia crews in New Reno (or whatever city it was I cant think off the top of my head). Banging not only the one guy's wife but his daughter and if caught had the shotgun wedding.

Sure in 3 you could join the vampires, smugglers etc, but at a cost. Like I said I think after 10 years part 3 was enjoyable, outside of my issues of lock ups before using nHancer to help (and I run a rather high end rig). Alaska was fun too, and I will be checking out Pitt soon.

I guess what it comes down to is I miss the older games. Whether it is the 2 Fallouts, or even Lucasart's adventure games such as Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, etc, and even the old Tex Murphy games.

more than 5 years ago

Bethesda Announces New Fallout Game For 2010

Thrymm Re:Original fallout team (254 comments)

I totally agree, although I sort of liked Fallout 3 , I still felt like I was playing Oblivion or FPS games. The quests were ok for the most part, but lacked the obscure humor that made Fallout and F2 so much fun.

Also the original two seemed more like being in a bleak unforgiving world, Fallout 3 didnt give me that at all. You sometimes could run around for 5+ minutes and not encounter an enemy. At least the travel menu in the originals you would encounter enemies. The companions did not impress me.... I hope with some of the original team, they can make a modernized game which pays homage to the originals much better this time around.


more than 5 years ago

Age of Conan's "Kinda" Launch and Massive Pre-Orders

Thrymm Re:WoW's peaked. (582 comments)

I had played EQ a long time before skipping off that train for Dark Age of Camelot since I loved the Realm vs. Realm for a time. When WoW came out, I bought it, and it was fun, however eventhough the graphics were awesome, I didnt like the cartoonish look of the toons. That alone didnt turn me off, the fact it was rather easy to race to 60, and when questing people wanted to do green quests more than trying for the red quests for a challenge.

I went back to EQ 2 years ago when they opened the progression server and outdated graphics aside I don't know how I ever left, gameplay and challenges still meet my needs there.

But to be more on point, theres always room for a new comer, if they fail, they fail. How many have come and gone already? Many.

more than 6 years ago


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