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Yes, turning hard drives into clocks can be fun...
If I could, I'd live in a dry county. It drives away the people who need to have intoxicants to survive.
Yeah... when the US made alcohol illegal in the 1920s all the drinkers just moved to Canada. It certianly didn't suddenly make a large percentage of the population criminals, divert tons of resources and money to enforce it, and of course it didn't make the mob rich.
I think you need to move out of your neighborhood into a nice gated community that doesn't allow those pesky lower class people in.
For the record, I don't drink.
A series of novels by John Ringo and Travis Taylor is what happens when you get a geek who (co)writes a novel.
It's filled with rednecks with big guns and tough marines who spend their time between blowing up alien monsters discussing the finer points of quantum mechanics.
It's sort of like reading a WWII novel while attending a college physics class and the two people behind you are talking about last nights Babylong 5 episode.
(Not that I ever had that happen to me...)
But what came next was, nothing. We have better graphics and more objects are physics enabled, but the AI is still in the stone age.
Next year Half-Life will be 10 years old. So the question is, why is the AI in FPS shooters so terrible? Why did it peak 9 years ago? I've been using the same trick of hide JUST behind a corner and shoot some poor grunts elbow until they die since Doom.
I understand AI is hard, I mean *REALLY* hard. Expecting fast improvement is not realistic, but I am not kidding when I say I don't think current AI is any better than it was 9 years ago, and thats just sad. A top of the line game machine today is a 3GHz dual-core machine with a powerful GPU vs the 233MHz machine I used with no hardware acceleration, so you can't tell me it's lack of processing power.
A possible answer is that with the rise of the internet, game developers got an out. Single player has become almost a second priority to multi-player deathmatch. Why bother creating good AI when you can just have people play against actual human opponents? There is just no incentive to spend time and money on improving the AI when you can just dodge the whole idea of it.
So can anyone point me to a ray of hope, or is the future just limited more of the same old FPS we all love and hate?"
The problem is I want to be able to reach this network even if the linux box(es) crash or get powered down.
Are there any flash based linux boxes (like the linksys wireless router) that have at least two ethernet ports to allow me to connect two networks together? It does not need to be fast or full featured, I just want a single service (ssh) running without needing to worry about an entire computer.
I'd use an old Cisco router (don't we all have a box of those in a closet?) but without firmware updates, no way will I put one on my network."