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    Missing: Robert Keating

    Just out of my curiosity, why do you post this on GDev.net? Is your son constantly on this forum? I dont think we can offer much help if he has never been on this site.....
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    "I wish every american could see this for him/herself"

    Quote:Original post by walkingcarcass Research shows a 100% correlation between suicide attacks and the presence of foreign combat troops in a host country. Yes there is 100% correlation, but the question is where all those suicide attacks occurs. They all happens in Iraq itself now. Has there been any other such attacks on the US soil? I guess not.
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    2012? End of world your thoughts.

    Quote:Original post by wilhil I will bet anyone here 1 million pounds that the world will not end then! Yeah, if the world really ends on that day, nobody wants that 1 million pounds anyway. I would say if mayan were really that clever, they should of made the calender several hundred years short to when the spanish landed on south america.
  4. Just in my experience, it is very likely you dont get your dream job just after graduation. I wanted to be a game developer when I left uni, but my first job ends up to be a rich internet application developer with tiny salary and long working hours. I dont wanna put you off, but this kind of shit does happen in life. However, it doesnt necessarily mean it is a bad thing. I think personally I did get loads of valuable experience from my first shitty job. Taking different job teaches you lots of thing. and more importantly, it makes you see more of the industry and helps you deciding what you really want out of career. After a couple of jobs in different field of the industry, you may find that you dont want to do game at all (this happened to me actually). My advice to the question is have a major direction of where you want to go in the future (for example, programming). and find a job in that field. Dont get upset if you find a shitty job, just try to enjoy it and get the most out of it technically and financially. Once you get to a point where you are ready for a better one then go for it. P.S. dont ever think you will be trapped in your shitty job for the rest of life. I thought it in that way when I was in Uni. but it does happen in real life. I see lots of successful people have taken a U-turn in their career path in my company.
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    Can't unlock lesbian scene in Morning's Wrath

    Quote:Original post by ChemicalImbalance UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A, START. I think that's the code. Good old Nintendo FC days.....I never got that code working because I was 7 and I couldnt enter them fast enough before the splash screen finished.....:(
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    This is how you raise your children...

    Quote: The game is based on the code of a real computer program! lol, this game will surely educated a lot of adults as well!
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    Google Talk

    Quote:Original post by LockePick I'll switch the second I can use it to talk with people on MSN. Until then, it's useless. I cant see that happening, unless one taking over another, or new legislation is introduced to force it happen. Remeber they are competitors.
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    Google Talk

    I am a hardcore msn user. last year I was trying to use yahoo messenger, and my yahoo contact list has never grown up to 5 people. Also I tried gmail half year ago since it offers 1G storage, but as soon as hotmail upgrades my storage to 250MB, I stoped using my gmail account straight away. The point I was trying to make is that a new product only stands out from existing alternative if it is much better then all of them (in case of my email inbox, I didnt choose the new one even when gmail is better). and apparently gmail isnt any better then msn or yahoo messenger. It offers less functionalities like file transfer and video conferencing. I think it will take sometime before google talk becomes popular. Some people here say they dont like ads in their IM. I would say ads are not completely bad thing. Thanks to the ads, we are not enjoying free search engine and IM services. Sometimes, I do find some exellent production from my MSN ads as well. As long as ads is managed well by the service provider, I am happy to see it appear in my IM.
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    What if WW2 had been an RTS...? [funny]

    Actually MacArthur is from the army....but very funny anyway.
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    The gradual decline in oil

    Quote:Original post by Spoonbender Quote:Original post by jimywang One program I watched on the Discovery channel a few weeks ago claims that we are not facing a extremely bad problem, simply because as the technology advances, more and more oil source will be discovered. For example, 30 years ago, we can only harvest oil from a high concentration of fossil i.e. oil field, but today's technology allows us to extract oil from rocks which contains small amount of fossil. In the 70s, people said oil will be running out in the next 30 - 50 year comletely, and clearly this isnt happening since the techonology advancing in the mean time. That program sounds terribly ignorant or even downright misleading (whether it's on purpose, or from a lack of research). Yes, *of course* we have enough oil for the next 30-50 years, that's not the issue. The issue is that it's getting harder and harder to keep extracting the same amount of oil as we do currently. As you say, yes, we can start working on smaller, or harder to reach deposits, but guess what! It's not as efficient as extracting from huge "old-fashioned" deposits. That means production goes down, *even* though there's oil left. That is what the term Peak Oil *means*. And the problem isn't when we run out, it's when the production start sliding downwards (or even just ceases growing) I always thought Discovery showed relatively well-researched or informative programs... Guess that's not always true. Yes, I agree that the production is sliding, but the point is that it is not as serious as the original article suggests. I am sure a full scale regime change in iraq during 70s will doom the global economy. At the moment, we havent seen such a horrible situation during and after the invasion, which can only mean one thing that global economy is not relying on middle east as much as 30 years ago, since more and more oil source has been found. Quote:Original post by Spoonbender Quote: Another thing, we have to point out is that modern economy is improving in term of oil dependency. In the 70s oil crash, we see the global stock market and economy going into a huge recession. Oil price this month is in the pretty much at the same level as crash, but the stock market seems to react pretty calmly. Hmm, got some sources to back that up? I havent got a exact news source to back it up, but you can check bloomberg or another marketdata provider yourself, and compare the figures between now and 70s crash.
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    The gradual decline in oil

    One program I watched on the Discovery channel a few weeks ago claims that we are not facing a extremely bad problem, simply because as the technology advances, more and more oil source will be discovered. For example, 30 years ago, we can only harvest oil from a high concentration of fossil i.e. oil field, but today's technology allows us to extract oil from rocks which contains small amount of fossil. In the 70s, people said oil will be running out in the next 30 - 50 year comletely, and clearly this isnt happening since the techonology advancing in the mean time. Another thing, we have to point out is that modern economy is improving in term of oil dependency. In the 70s oil crash, we see the global stock market and economy going into a huge recession. Oil price this month is in the pretty much at the same level as crash, but the stock market seems to react pretty calmly. And japan which was previously know as a oil crash vulnerably country has preformed really well under the high oil price pressure. However, I think everyone realise there is a problem. Oil is indeed a very limited vital natural resources. It will run out sooner or later. I think the total solution is to find a brand new energy type, which will also change our life style entirely. I believe this will happen as soon as we bring up a full scale space exploration.
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    What the hell?!

    Quote:Original post by Will F Spam, phishing, garbage - what ever you want to call it. Next thing you know this person will have money in Nigeria that the need to transfer to your bank account [wink] Why always Nigeria? I know there are loads of fraud on ebay from Nigera, but why are they all from that place?
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    Are we really turing to a technology dark age?

    Not totally related to the topic, but why on the earth do I get rated down for starting this thread? I didnt come up with the god damn theory. All I did was quote something from the newspaper, and ask for thoughts. What the hell is wrong with that? I really had enough with people who abuse the rating system on this forum! BTW, keep an eye on my rating. I bet it will go down after I made this post. Sad.....
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    Are we really turing to a technology dark age?

    Quote:Original post by Richy2k It seems that current technology is being developed and improved further, rather than new technology being created/discovered. Just look at x86 architecture and Cars! A lot of people are scared of change. Yeah, that is the thing. There is no thing revolutionary like in the industrial revolution which changes people's lifestyle entirely, apart from those two thing I mentioned.
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    Are we really turing to a technology dark age?

    Quote:Original post by kSquared Quote:Original post by jimywang I read an article on the paper a couple of weeks ago. It claims that our civilisation is turning to a technology dark age. It backs its theory by combaring the number of major inventions in the last 100 years to the invention in the last 20 years. The figure has significantly decreated. I think I saw simliar thing in this forum as well. This just makes me wonder how true that is. Absurdist poppycock. Where have we heard this doom and gloom prophesizing before? Quote:"The advancement of the arts, from year to year, taxes our credulity and seems to presage the arrival of that period when human improvement must end." -- U.S. Patent Office Commissioner Henry Ellsworth, 1847 "Everything that can be invented has been invented." -- unverifiably attributed to U.S. Patent Office Commissioner Charles H. Duell, 1899 It's practically a broken record by now. In any case, the article you read was based on a study by Jonathan Huebner, a physicist. How does Huebner decide the "rate of innovation"? By picking 7,000 arbitrary events that he decided were important. If that's what Huebner thinks is a scientific study, I sure hope he isn't contributing to physics in the same way. It is not that doom and gloom actually. It is only suggesting that our technology advancing is slowing down. After industrial revolution, we saw new stuff being invented and discovered in culture, techonology, politics, economy and all other area. It is quite true to say there is not that much change these days.
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