The Jedi Knight games did everything right, from force powers to saber combat to letting you SHOOT the danged baddies if you wanted to. Translate that to the new graphics/physics engine, and done. Instant awesome game. (k, not really, but you know what I mean)
You might've been too old. My middle brother and I loved it, but our older brother was not much of a fan. To my little mind, the story was profound and world-shaking. To you, I can see it just being kinda *meh*.
Your UID suggests you should get off my lawn.
Those of us who were kids when it came out loved it, and the sequel (not a remake) seems well timed, to me. The movie was not a plotless dud, it was a kinda-confusing people-didn't-get-it (and a couple of plot holes didn't help) dud in the box office. TRON was redeemed by cable TV, VHS, and DVD.
And the cycles kick ass. So, get off my lawn
Really? Wow. Where I live, in the Williamsubrg/Hampton Roads area of Virginia, a Jersey plate is a signal to be extra-vigilant. You make fine statements here, but on the roads in my area, your fellow statesmen are an unholy terror to be cautiously avoided.
Your only possible rivals are from Massachusetts.
Anybody know if there's a deployment schedule for these things? Airport names and dates of deployment would be nice. That'll help me figure out where I definitely won't be going, and when.
They don't have terrorists and dissidents because they killed pretty much all of them, and those that are left are very careful to not get noticed. Remember Tiananmen Square? That was nothing compared to what China has done in the not-much-more-distant past. That's how you keep your dissidents in line.
You just made the mistake of saying something was hard. All the "that's not hard, you just suck" folks ALWAYS come out of the woodwork for these situations. It's like having a 5-digit UID and claiming to have been around forever. The 4 and 3-digit folks magically appear.
For what it's worth, I have cleared 100% on Mario Kart and Galaxy, but it WAS HARD. Fine, I suck, I can accept that. What I had the hardest time with was when Mario Kart's AI started ramping up the cheating. Mario Kart wasn't hard because of difficulty, it was hard because the AI got massive artificial bonuses.
Mario Galaxy, though, was hard because of intrinsic difficulty, but also the controls. There were times when it felt like the control scheme was designed to make specific levels harder than they had to be. Beating the game is a challenge, but getting 100% is downright brutal.
And then my house got broken into, my Wii stolen. *RAGE*
I wrote a short story in high school about 15 years ago that was basically this. It's remarkable to see it in reality. Kinda creepy, too, given how my story ended.
THIS. I was going to post the same thing, but you beat me to it! APC makes exactly what you're talking about. They call it "InfraStruXure." Yeah, I know... Anywho, here's a link to their page for this stuff.
My typing speed is about what yours is, and I'm actually less likely to document my work. It's because the documentation repository I'm supposed to use is garbage. I can do the typing required in it in just a few seconds. It takes me over a minute for each form, waiting for it to load, waiting for it to load the list of values for various things, waiting for it to save... If it worked as fast as I typed, I'd use it. As it is, I do barely what's required of me to keep the PHBs from whining at me about my lack of documentation.
My first thought on reading your title was, "but there are no parachutes in VC..." Oh, that's the POINT!
I used to do that with CJ in San Andreas just to see what kinds of things he'd yell on the way down. So many amusing last words!
I've never had trouble getting stereo output on a Linux box. At least, not in the last few years. 5.1 through a digital out, however... that's been a nightmare for me. I haven't tried the latest distributions, but Ubuntu just plain wouldn't do it through the digital out jack. Fedora will, but only outputs 2 channel. EVERYTHING I've tried hasn't worked, and no config file changes have changed my results. I'm going to try the latest Fedora and Ubuntu soon, so we'll see if it's gotten any better.
Suggest you just sit there and wait till life gets easier.