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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition: Taking Back the Crown

TornCityVenz Re:5% more shiniez? I *must* have one! (132 comments)

I agree, and $500? wow. It is nice to run games at a decent frame rate, unfortunately for Radeon users their driver support seems to be falling behind their hardware by quite a lot. My Nvidia 560ti runs my favorite game Tribes Ascend with full bling, while Radeon users of higher end cards report all sorts of issues.

BTW the new Tribes is FTP..Join me for anyone who remembers tribes 1 and tribes 2, you know why you should give it a shot, for anyone who has never tried a tribes game...well, you are missing out.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Would Room-Temp Superconductors Affect Us?

TornCityVenz Re:the answer (262 comments)

If history teaches us anything, The first use would somehow be related to Porn.

more than 2 years ago

Next-Gen Low-Latency Open Codec Beats HE-AAC

TornCityVenz Laterncy (166 comments)

I tried to comment on this a while ago but the latency messed me up.

more than 3 years ago

Braid Creator on 'Evil' Social Games

TornCityVenz Mafia WarsTorncity (84 comments)

Initially attracted to Mafia Wars due to it's similarity to a good text rpg I had played for a while before Facebook way around, I have grown disillusioned with all the Wall spam and NON-real interaction that I found the game to be about.

Glad I never stopped playing the original.. If you want to see what a Social game should be more like try Yes I would get a referral bonus, but only if you make it to level 10, Which I doubt many would make it to just in the course of checking it out.

more than 3 years ago

DSL Installation Fail

TornCityVenz Secure (371 comments)

Well at least if you lock yourself out of the office you have open ports at the gas meter to hook up to.

more than 3 years ago

FPS Games That Need a Remake

TornCityVenz Re:Let's get this right. (518 comments) all of the above.

Unfortunately these days much of the original tribes2 team is said to be working with some of the guys from WOW to make this instead.

I am watching this carefully. I still play tribes2 every other week or so thanks to the tribes Next team. and it is IMHO the best FPS ever made.

more than 3 years ago

TSA To Make Pat-Downs More Embarrassing To Encourage Scanner Use

TornCityVenz I may be drunk.... (642 comments)

but let me be the first to say.... LOL

more than 3 years ago

Fun To Be Had With a 10-Foot Satellite Dish?

TornCityVenz Re:TV feeds to the TV companies (386 comments)

I remember being in Wyoming at a house that had a dish and messing about with the remote one day, i was trying to find something interesting on.... I ended up watching the feeds from the network news stations updating the story about the rood ripping off a plane landing in Hawaii. Very different than the final product.

about 4 years ago

Google Introduces New Android Features

TornCityVenz Re:Improving battery life would be a better strate (271 comments)

I really don't understand all the complaints about battery life. I can count the number of times I've had my phone reach less that 25% power and I use the phone in addition to the web and mapping/gps functions nearly everyday. I do have a "cradle" that I drop it into when I get home, plugged into my computer to download files that also works as a charger. (this is for a day 2 Motorola Droid)

more than 4 years ago

California Legislature Declares "Cuss-Free" Week

TornCityVenz working hard...or (262 comments)

Good to see that with schools going down the toilet, a budget spirally out of control and more and more companies moving out of the area...the legislature is hard at work.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft RickRolls Wi-Fi Network Leechers

TornCityVenz Re:ObRoll (165 comments)

To complain about problems encountered while using their network a help line was published. 772-257-4501 Call for assistance.

more than 4 years ago

Explosion Injury Lawyer

TornCityVenz I called today (12 comments)

Just to see if this ad was doing him any good.(wait for it)....He told me business was booming.

more than 4 years ago

Deceased National Geographic Cameraman Travels the World

TornCityVenz wow (2 comments)

Nothing significant to say except...that's really cool. Rest in Pieces .

more than 4 years ago

Bed Jumping Banned

TornCityVenz First Church of Atheism (17 comments)

From First Church of Atheism? Anonymous December 16th, 2009 at 10:46 am Nice try, except that “the US Hospitality Trade Association” appears not to exist, and there is nothing about this in any news feed anywhere. All the links on the web point back to this one page. So either provide a source for the story or you’re a liar.

more than 4 years ago

Facebook Mafiosi Go To the Mattresses vs. Zynga

TornCityVenz Re:At least they are innovative (102 comments)

You seem to be assuming that mob wars is original...maybe to face book, but their a browser based game called Torn city or now even just that's been around a lot longer than facebook.

more than 4 years ago

"Nexus One" Is Google's Android Phone

TornCityVenz Re:What's the big deal? (233 comments)

I run the Dolphin browser on my Droid which handles multi touch and gestures quite nicely.

more than 4 years ago

Facebook Stock Going Public?

TornCityVenz hmm (118 comments)

I like this.

more than 4 years ago

Engineered Bacteria Glows To Reveal Land Mines

TornCityVenz Re:Grey Goo 2.0? (248 comments)

You would have to hop into his time travel machine to get him to write it however, as he passed away in November of 2008.

more than 4 years ago



Improving the Culture Dish

TornCityVenz TornCityVenz writes  |  more than 4 years ago

TornCityVenz (1123185) writes "Stanford researches may have made a breakthrough on transferring stem cells by making culture dishes that mimic the human body.
"Cells don't normally exist in contact with a rigid cell culture dish, they sit on soft tissue. By mimicking this environment we can really influence their function and allow them to self-renew in ways we've never been able to achieve before.""

Link to Original Source

Chrome on the way for MAC and LINUX

TornCityVenz TornCityVenz writes  |  more than 5 years ago

TornCityVenz (1123185) writes "I've Seen so many complaints in the feedback on /. every time an article on Google's Chrome browser hits. The calls for true cross platform availability have struck me as a valid complaint. So now it seems Google is answering your calls. Promising in this article on Cnet a deadline for MAC and Linux support. There are some other interesting reasons to read about it...but we all know how that goes."
Link to Original Source

Pigeon Determent Robot

TornCityVenz TornCityVenz writes  |  more than 6 years ago

TornCityVenz writes "So I have this pool in a neighboorhood where the pigeon population is on the rise.
One feature of the pool is a spillway from the spa to the pool that the birds seems to think is a great place to take a bath. I'm wondering the best solution to keep the pesky things away. Maybe something solar powered? Motion sensitive? Unfortunatly I don't have the money to open up an X prize competition for the solution, So I thought I'd solicit the input of the esteemed folks at /."


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