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Comment: Re:Amiga 2000's are plagued with battery leakage (Score 1) 192

by moogaloonie (#47504885) Attached to: The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000
So what can be done about it, and what are the symptoms of mobo damage? I have an A2000, 3MB Zorro card, VXL-30@40MHz with 8MB, and a Live!2000 card. I had heard about the leakage thing maybe 15 years ago, and when I finally opened up the case the damn thing was soldered in place. I opened it up a few years later and sure enough it had leaked, but there was no extensive visible damage (I imagined it would be like an Alien's blood eating through to China). Would I be foolish trying to power it up? Is it a fire hazard, or anything? I'd love to get my Amiga 2000 and 4000 up and running again, but the parts are scarce and I've forgotten so much about the various libs and scripts needed to get them working. I managed to get my 4000 upgraded to a Picasso IV video card and a 200MHz Cyberstorm PPC with 64MB of RAM, but it took finding the magic combination of Picasso and Cyberstorm drivers/libs that played well together and frankly doubt I could do it again at this point in time. It seemed pretty much luck even then that it worked flawlessly.

Comment: Re:If only Bill Waterson inspired other cartoonist (Score 2) 119

by moogaloonie (#47192203) Attached to: Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics
It's the hip thing to lament the Simpsons still being on past its prime. I find it pretty annoying because however the show now compares to its golden years I can't imagine it ever being replaced by something better. I don't find any of MacFarlane's shows to be more enjoyable than the Simpsons at their absolute worst, and some of the Adult Swim stuff barely qualifies as animation. I'd prefer not to see Simpsons cancelled and MacFarlane given another half hour to further explore the themes of misogyny, homophobia, and racism under the disingenuous guise of being anti-PC. If the Simpsons has lost its wit, at least it still has a heart.

Comment: Re:THE DEATH OF PC GAMING (Score 1) 272

by moogaloonie (#45184235) Attached to: The Battle For the Game Industry's Soul
I dunno... I configure and buy a rig every 2-3 years and/or make significant upgrades in the meantime. But I do it to speed 3D and video rendering. I bought GTA4 and Just Cause 2 when they were out and only ended up playing JC2. But I spend a ton of time gaming on my iPod. Bought a used 360 and a pile of games I had made note of and yet haven't played it nearly as much as I expected. I think when I am at my PC I feel I should be doing useful creative things. The iPod lets me get my gaming fix at times when I won't feel guilty about not doing something more productive. But my main point is that there are still areas of interest besides gaming in which having a high-spec custom rig can still be a top priority.

Comment: Re:Fuck that. (Score 1) 396

by moogaloonie (#44898199) Attached to: <em>GTA V</em> Makes $800 Million In 24 Hours

Also, I have played GTA from I think GTA 3, and I have always played it from the perspective of doing the least harm possible. When I first started, I didn't even run red lights, until I learned that the cops won't chase you for that. I still am disappointed when I am in the middle of a mission and I accidentally hit a pedestrian while being chased or even worse is when the story requires you to kill a bystander. Heck, even when they give me a choice about killing a criminal, I choose to let them go. Frankly, I think that most of the assumptions that people make about the GTA series comes from people who haven't actually played it. Just like most any other topic, most people who talk about it are talking out of their rear end.

I have always been the same way. The thing I like about sandbox games is that they are the most immersive for me. I like the feeling of being in the place as a tourist trying to learn my way around, and I find that trying to obey (assumed even if unenforced) rules and respecting the rights and dignity of NPCs is more fun for me than just running around as an unstoppable force of chaos. Gameloft's Gangstar games have a tendency to ask players to engage in wanton destruction and targeting of innocents, and I really do hate when the game forces that upon my character. Then again, I think wrecks in Nascar prolong the race and can disrupt hours of planning mileage/tire wear etc.

Comment: Re:Solution is easy (Score 1) 435

by moogaloonie (#43569223) Attached to: New Console Always-Online Requirements and <em>You</em>

I agree with this far more than the "It's so terrible that something I don't have to buy isn't exactly how I want it to be" arguments.

It's like that car from Southpark that you had to suck and let screw you to drive it, even though it didn't really need to do that to do the one thing you wanted it for in the first place.

Comment: Re:Between this and Win 8 I need to reinvest (Score 1) 108

by moogaloonie (#43305945) Attached to: The Leap Motion Controller is Sort of Like a Super Kinect (Video)

I'm pulling my money out of foolish things like municipal bonds and buying stock in companies which make rotator cuff treatments and therapies because that is apparently going to be a huge growth area soon.

Yeah, because doing things with your arms and hands that require more motion than moving a mouse around on a desk just isn't natural... or what?

It's not about the motion, it's about not resting any part of your arm for extended periods of time. I mouse with my palm and/or elbow resting on a surface.

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