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WhiteKnight77

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  1. Michael Jackson Counters Piracy With Vuvuzela. I won't say anything else, but,,,
  2. The web is abuzz over this episode and I even sent letters to my representatives in Congress about this along with the TSA. When the agents and managers start making up their own rules and look to exact revenge for being reported for not following the TSAs own rules, then there is a problem. I hope those involved are disciplined one way or another.
  3. Hey, Mickey Mouse boots. I have worn them before. They do a fairly good job of keeping the feet warm.
  4. No, we are not talking about the odd bit of friendly fire or TKs that happen amongst friends as they play together, we are talking about those who purposely join a server just to create havoc amongst those who are trying to enjoy a game. I remember one time where I shot Sart on purpose, not as a way to create havoc or be an ass, but to get him to settle down (he loved MGs big time) and he got the point. I know we all have seen or heard of those idiots who go out of their way to be an ass and grief a server (this includes using cheats) and I do not see how anyone can enjoy themselves playing that way.
  5. I will say it all depends on who you play with. We always had good times, without griefers as it was a semi private server, mine. Sure, I posted the IP here at GR.net, and it could be read by anyone along with anyone using GameSpy Arcade, but no one from GS seemed to join really. Now and again, we had the occasionally had TKs, but it was amongst friends and not by any unknowns. I also think that griefers move on to more popular games after a time. I played on a server last year where there were no TKs and everyone seemed to get along.
  6. Why not just send a package to permanently crash the HDD of the server hosting said site?
  7. As I have just recently been subjected to this, I can tell ya, I am not happy about it. I not only had to go through the full body scanner, I had to be patted down also. Now if it is a one or the other (if you choose to opt out of the scanner), then why did I have to be subjected to both? I felt like I was a prisoner honestly. The only crime I was committing was trying to get to a job so I can earn a living. News reports have shown that it is a random selection of people to be selected to go through the scanner as there are not enough scanners to go around. When you are selecting a random group to go through, you enter the reasonable suspicion/probable cause realm and to do searches under such assumptions, you need to have reasonable suspicion in order to do such a search. No one I have seen subjected to either has acted in any way to cause suspicion. My question is, after I pay $132 to TSA to get a TWIC card after a thorough background check, will I still have to be subjected to said searches? I prove who I am with an official US passport no matter if I fly domestically or internationally.
  8. I will stick with my Red Wings. They have a good sole that have lots of grip. They seem to work pretty good in snow (tested them out in Canada).
  9. U.S. Government Blocks Domain Names, ICANN Censors Roughly 80 Sites. You ask, and it is being worked on though as soon as sites are blocked, new ones go up.
  10. Pretty cool and very poignant pictures.
  11. Making paper is not as hard on the environment as one would think. Sure, there are trucks that haul the wood to the plant, but they could be carrying it to a saw mill for lumber instead. Power for paper mills comes from the generation of steam from bark and recovery boilers. If you use recycled paper, it cuts down on costs too. There are inks that are environmentally friendly that can be used. One other thing, trees are planted expressly for paper (and lumber) and have staggered growing and cutting years. Nothing from a tree goes to waste in making paper.
  12. This is as big as the copyright fiasco on YouTube. Ubi really needs to fire their whole PR department as they just do not get it.
  13. I first read about this 2 days ago on the Ubi forums. At first I didn't care much, but yes, this is how far Ubi has sunk in its customer relations department. Upper management is having serious brain farts and apparently just do not care about their bottom line. Lightspeed thinks I hate Ubi, but as I said, I do not hate Ubi, but really dislike their customer relations and how they handle complaints and their business sense. Free advertising is a godsend and the right now, Ubi is getting the wrong type of advertising, the bad kind. Ubi really needs to go back and study Business 101.
  14. John, you have just stated what some of us here have been stating for some time. Ubi does not care about it's customers and are willing to spend millions of something that will not work and not where it really needs to be, the games. Give customers games that are solid and have support with a demo before release and they will be bought. One of the biggest reasons given for piracy is that there is no demo so people can try the game before they buy. The simple fact that Ubi management has yet to reply directly to the many customers who have been asking for a comment from them shows that they do not care about their customers. Instead, low level employees are stuck incurring the wrath of potential customers who would buy a game save for the fact that the OSP is used on said games. As far as the "freebies," even that was insulting to gamers even though it was a nice gesture. Ubi's disdain shows when gamers of a military game were offered nonmilitary games even though the freebie military games for a different game all carried the same rating of Teen as does the military based game.
  15. Profile pics seem to be working again as my previously uploaded pic is back.
  16. That article also shows how far Ubi has dumbed down it's games and their contempt for gamers with the 20' tall INFILTRATE THE MANSION on the side of the building in the new Splinter Cell screen. Those hints are all through the game from what I have read from those who bought it. It reminds me of the new magic range extendable torpedoes in SH5.
  17. This shows how far Ubi has moved from solid gameplay to true fantasy in it's games. It is one thing to be set in the near future and have a plausible plot line like they did with GR, but completely different set some 20 or more years in the future with stuff that may or may not be in the US military inventory (and most likely will not be) and using ammo that hasn't even been in development for small arms use.
  18. Government Says Data Estimating Piracy Losses is Unsubstantiated is very interesting and touches on piracy of music, movies and software and counterfeiting of even auto parts and how it may not be as big as the respective industries state it is.
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