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1:26 AM on 03.23.2008

Not My Turning Point Gaming Rig

Here is where my rig lives at times. You can see the cat thingy, ghetto chair, genesis game box, and a really messy desk.

Check out this case mod though! I got a 5" LCD right in my PC! Of course, it is crooked and not on 90% of the time.

This 17" LCD monitor only cost me $80! Max resoultion of 1280x1204. Also thought I shoudl point out that right now I have 32 tabs open in firefox.

But this mouse pad makes up for it. It's an old spiral notebook which I right things down in that I need to remember while I am on the PC. Notice the giant sweat stains from Counter-Strike. Mouse is MX518.

Here is my keyboard. Microsoft Natural 4000. The pimpest keyboard I have ever used. However, mine is old and full of cat hair.

Skullcandy GI headphones. When I got these I thought they were indestructible. I was wrong it turned out.

Two DVD burners! However, because of the Nforce4 chipset, only one works for burning! Take note of the card reader and cold cathode light switch. Also the mess of wires.

Check out these insides! Through the scratched up window you can see:

AMD Athlon X2 3800+ (Arctic freezer 64)
Nvidia Geforce 6800gs (another arctic freezer on this one)
Corsair Value RAM 2GB
480w coolermaster PSU
120gb SATA HDD

I like to keep things clean though, so not much dust. The CPU is overclocked to 2.45 ghz (I could probably go further but I got distracted in the middle of OC'ing and just left it there).

CPU-Z of course.   read

12:39 AM on 01.02.2008

I should've thought of this before these guys


This is genius

/ end generic video with 1 line comment   read

7:31 PM on 12.31.2007

2007 was a triumph

I'm making a note here
huge success


It had to be done...   read

6:21 PM on 12.12.2007

Cyrsis Physics are serious fucking business


...Holy shit. I need to go upgrade now.   read

7:59 PM on 11.29.2007

Tay Zonday sells out


I find this video hilarious.

Yes, it was made by dr pepper   read

9:43 PM on 11.27.2007

Just finished COD4 (spoilers!)

OMG. This has to be one of the most intense games I've played all year. Right up there with EP2. I haven't even played multiplayer yet, but I know it will be awesome!


Seriously, if you haven't beaten it yet don't read these. The story is totally fucking epic. Click on the home page link above and ignore this post until you've finished the game.

The story was awesome, but there is one part I did not like. That whole dieing after the nuke thing. I felt like "HOLY SHIT I'M ALIVE! Time to do some uber cool last man standing stuff that will completely own". But then the game was like "YOU DIE, go back to SAS man". Anyone else feel like they got shifted?   read

11:54 PM on 11.21.2007

How should I give away my Hl2?

I still have Hl2 and EP1 lying around on steam. What would be the best way to give them away? I already checked, and you can't sell them.   read

8:49 PM on 11.20.2007

You walk into a bar...

You see a Wii, 360, PS3, and PC. All of them have all the latest releases. Which do you play first?

I think I would start with some Crysis. After that some Mass Effect, then Ratchet & Clank, followed by some Super Mario Galaxy.

My point is, I think we are at a time in this "war" where you can have any system and still win. Course, the guy with all of them wins, but not as much as the guy with a girlfriend. Or the girl with all of them.   read

12:10 AM on 11.20.2007

EP2 stats reveal players are stupid

Honestly, people manage to kill themselves even when there are no enemies. How? Maybe they died of shock from the endings. These maps don't include NPC deaths by the way, so you can rule that out. Take a look at some of the stats, and get revealed what you might already know. People die more on hard mode then easy. The squashing grubs achievement has only been gotten by 1.7% of all people.   read

1:56 AM on 11.19.2007

$100 well spent

I just cracked open the bank and bought 1 more gb of RAM for my slowly dying system, and COD4!!!!!!!

This is the first game I have not bought on steam since the horror that is C&C3 copy protection. But you can't use Newegg gift cards on steam :(

Wow, COD4!   read

8:30 PM on 11.15.2007

A message I just got from my PS3 friend

I'm not even faking this. He just sent me this. Proof that Sony's marketing really does work. Wow, why am I friends with this guy? I should kill him.   read

9:36 PM on 11.14.2007

Combine now using sound weapons

You many remember my previous post on how the combine were already in Georgia. Now they have started to use sound weapons against riots. Soon it comes to genetically modifying people to be better soldiers...

Here's the whole thing

As regular readers of the DANGER ROOM know, we receive many letters from people who want us to investigate reports of exotic new weaponry being used on civilians. Such claims usually emerge because the writer has read about some new pain ray on DANGER ROOM, and believes it is responsible for something they've experienced. In many cases, the writer is simply mistaken.

That brings me to today. I received a note half in English, half in Russian, pointing me to videos on You Tube, wanting to know if it's possible that the Active Denial System, the Pentagon's nonlethal heat beam, could have been used on protesters during recent opposition demonstrations in Tbilisi, Georgia.

"Yeahhhhhh, right," I thought to myself. The U.S. military hasn't even managed to get the Active Denial System deployed to Iraq, so it's not very likely that it's being used in Georgia.

Then I watched the video. Shortly after minute three, I see it: No, it's not the Active Denial System, but it is another nonlethal weapon. And it looks a heck of a lot like the Long Range Acoustic Device (or at least a knockoff), a device that emits a focused sound beam to drive people back.

There's more footage here showing the acoustic weapon (along with a water cannon) at work. For supporters of nonlethal weaponry, having the devices used against peaceful protesters is the worst sort of PR.


It's worth noting here -- as one commenter already has -- that official Russia likes this story, as it reinforces a particular conviction that the various revolutions -- orange, rose and all the other varieties -- lead to anarchy. A more objective lesson, however, may be that even democratically elected governments can resort to excessive force.

/me grabs shotgun and HEV suit   read

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