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December 17, 2006 2:48:06 PM

I am a 43 year old balding fat man living in my Mother's basement.
I don't get out much . I enjoy smoking , tons of coffee , anything with sugar in it, and performing Denial of service attacks on large corporate web sites. LOL j/k
I really am 43 years old, married with 3 children , my oldest daughter is older than some of the people who post here. :)  She also graduated highschool in the top 5 % of the Nation last year. That probably really isn't saying much , considering the state of this country's education system.
I got interested in computers when I was was in the Navy as an Avionics Tech., 23 years ago, Ouch ,, that seems like a long time ago.
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December 17, 2006 3:22:06 PM

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My favorite memory was the Commodore 64.......wow that was awesome in that day


While the graphics are obviously bad, the game play on a lot of those games are top notch. If you're looking to have some fun days again, give this website a go. I'm sure they have something you remember.
December 17, 2006 4:06:07 PM

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Computers by day, ladies by night - who gives a fcuk bout your AMDs Baron, i got ladies


So if you don't care why did you mention me? Are you jealous or something? You could never have as many women as me.
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December 17, 2006 4:07:03 PM

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If someone told me I'm 45682x smarter than they are, I'd say "Damn right, that."

But then again, I'm only 17.


Therefore it will not happen for at least 21 years.

Jack: I noticed you don't post as much lately as you often have, you still hang around though? I know I haven't seen wusy very much possibly due to his frustration with the forums and time constraints.

I was out of town at a conference the past few days, got back late friday night, did not post then, and had too many errands to run (xmas shopping) saturday.

But I am back, mostly to keep an eye on Baron, but also to have some fun. Just installed a new EVGA 8800GTX.... great card.


Why don't you just come to Brooklyn? You'll definitely keep an eye on me.
December 17, 2006 4:21:08 PM

Glad you can finally play Quake 3 Arena at high resolutions! :p  Nice card, I would imagine you will enjoy it very much. Hopefully I will be in the position to get myself bleeding edge technology at some point.
December 17, 2006 4:56:06 PM

207 @ 2048 x 1536 really shows it's muscle. What monitor are you using? At 1680 x 1050 my lowly 7800GT gets 137 fps. Would like to see your lost coast numbers, mine stutters when at that resolution in lost coast run.
December 17, 2006 6:01:14 PM

I just recently joined, but have been reading for years.

20 years old. I'm an E-4 in the Air National Guard. I work fulltime at the guard as a Computer Systems Specialist. Yeah, I'm the go-to-guy for all computer problems on base. If I can't fix it then no one else on base can, lol. I got about 2500 people who always want something fixed, fun stuff eh? lol... I've been buried in computer stuff all my life. Ever since I was 8 I have been working on computers in one way or another. Um, did have a girlfriend till a couple days ago, she left me for some bum who works at a gas station. Haha... Yeah. I'm not going to school right now but i only need about 8 more credit hours to get a degree in Information Technology. School doesn't really matter to me anyway, I taught myself everything I know and continue to do so. I love the USAF. It's the best thing I could have done for myself. I'm looking forward here in the next year to be over in the sandbox... that will be fun.

Anyway, enough of my rambling... That's a little about me
December 17, 2006 6:15:06 PM

i'm seventeen years old, live in Belgium
currently in my last year science-maths (or something like that in English)
planning to study something with computers, probably programming
i have two :(  sisters and a terribly annoying mom

just built my first computer :p  (core 2 rig) for a friend
two months left of building my own rig 8)

nice thread btw
December 17, 2006 7:05:38 PM

Well, I´m a 40 year old danish taxi driver who builds and fixes pc´s in my free time. I´m a single parent w/2 kids that takes up a nice part of my life. I like movies(star wars fan),cars and pc´s.I also enjoy to play racing games and occationally a flight sim(IL-2+ exp.packs).I especially love Mercedes.We have them as taxi´s here.Bloody nice car,but i can´t afford one.
December 17, 2006 8:04:34 PM

Im A Poor Bastard Who Has Been Doing Hardware For 12-Years (Im 25 Now And Built My First System From Scrap When I Was 14) Ive Built Every Stystem Ive Ever Owned Except Fro My First IBM PC

I Love Killer Hardware And Extreme PCs (Wada Ya Think Of My Specs In My Sig?) And I Love The Challange Of Making An Older System Run New And Keep Up With The Newest Of Systems, Its A Hobby.

Im Working My Way Up On The "Money Chain" This Summer When I Start My Custom PC Business, Hella's Custom Computing.
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December 17, 2006 8:41:51 PM

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Computers by day, ladies by night - who gives a fcuk bout your AMDs Baron, i got ladies


So if you don't care why did you mention me? Are you jealous or something? You could never have as many women as me.

Yeah i overshot the big 0 years ago dude.
December 17, 2006 9:05:14 PM

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Im A Poor Bastard Who Has Been Doing Hardware For 12-Years (Im 25 Now And Built My First System From Scrap When I Was 14) Ive Built Every Stystem Ive Ever Owned Except Fro My First IBM PC

I Love Killer Hardware And Extreme PCs (Wada Ya Think Of My Specs In My Sig?) And I Love The Challange Of Making An Older System Run New And Keep Up With The Newest Of Systems, Its A Hobby.

Im Working My Way Up On The "Money Chain" This Summer When I Start My Custom PC Business, Hella's Custom Computing.


Nothing personal, but in English grammar, you only capitalize the first words of every sentence and proper nouns.
December 17, 2006 9:14:36 PM

I'm 16, I live in Ohio. I'm in IB. Look it up. And computer building is hobby. I built my first computer when I was 13, it was a pentium 3 I think, and 128 ram. 4 MB video...yes......and I as of the moment like playing Warrock, and Unreal Tournament, the first one, so my friend can play.

computer specs.

Pentium 4, 2.4
1024 ram
40.0 hdd
LG Dvd burner/cd burner
Ecs mobo
nvidia fx5500 256 mb<< it still kicks out good fps =]
December 17, 2006 9:14:38 PM

Is that Southampton England? Small world if so.
December 17, 2006 9:15:09 PM

I guess it's time for me to chime in. I'm a 43 year old ham operating trucker for a local company here in northern Virginia. You can get a BLT in DC as long as you have the money.

Also work for FedEx part time at Dulles Airport, loading and off loading aircraft.
December 17, 2006 9:21:46 PM

Interesting thread.

I'm 26. I'm Software Architect with a very wide range of expertise in software engineering on various platforms. I can code assembly on an 8051 or dig through millions of records with an MDX query. I have 2 kids and I'm a single father.

I wrote my first line of code at 11 on a Commodore 64. I build my first computer at 14 (8087, I think. Big black hard drive with a green light, SIMMs, tho whole kit-n-kaboodle). I think the only programming languages I haven't coded in are LISP, COBOL, and PYTHON.

My favorite language is C#. I'm a big fan of old-school C. I grew up on BASIC and have since grown to despise it.
December 17, 2006 9:30:29 PM

I'm 35 going on 15, have 1 child, run a small computer services company in Southampton UK, Also run an online petshop.

I'm kind of old school in that I don't have any formal computer or engineering qualifications but I learned it all from the ground up.

Have been into computers since my atari 800xl, learned to code in atari basic at 14. At 15 I was writing games in 6502 assembler looking to make a name for myself, unfortunately the Atari 800 was no the most popular platform so I was on a loser from the start. The Atari ST and Amiga 500 arrived with a new chip and I could not be bothered to learn a new language. I got annoyed and gave up games writing. Picked up a guitar and decided I wanted to be a rock star and bumbed around for the next 6 or 7 years.

In 1991ish I got my first PC. 386 sx 40 2 meg ram, 20 meg HD, B&W monitor. I opened it up as soon as I got it home and I've been taking them apart ever since.

Started coding in VB in 92, Delphi in 2000, now code in PHP as I do a lot of web programming.

I don't have enough money, otherwise I'd upgrade my rig every six months, instead I have to wait 18months or so.

I live in a nice house in a nice neighbourhood with my excellent girlfriend who allows me lots of space.

I am also an 8 handicap golfer which is my real passion, trying to get to scratch in then next 2 years.
December 17, 2006 9:37:03 PM

Have you heard of Hurling? An Irish sport, such as the GAA organization.
December 17, 2006 9:40:52 PM

WOW.........can't believe they still exist......Thanks for the memories!
December 17, 2006 9:49:26 PM

I say, Sticky it!
anyone agree?

*nods in approval*
December 17, 2006 10:12:52 PM

[/quote]Have been into computers since my atari 800xl, learned to code in atari basic at 14. At 15 I was writing games in 6502 assembler looking to make a name for myself, unfortunately the Atari 800 was no the most popular platform so I was on a loser from the start. The Atari ST and Amiga 500 arrived with a new chip and I could not be bothered to learn a new language. I got annoyed and gave up games writing. Picked up a guitar and decided I w

Ah those were the days , c64,amiga, atari st , atari 800, and even the coleco adam was cool in concept. I used to play dungeon and dragons obcessively on c64
December 17, 2006 10:14:14 PM

I've been a lurker for sometime, I'm from canada and am a automotive painter and do mostly hotrods and higher end cars.
recently got to realize that I don't know enough to know, that I just don't know. lol I've always had a computer(i'm 27) Ever since the days of my old 386. I'm just starting to get into the hardware part of pc's, will be building my first complete system after xmas with a 6600 and striker extreme bla bla bla. I can fix just about anything in xp software wise, but I figure if this build doesn't go smoothly it will sour me on the building part of it lol

O well what can you do right?

If I ever have a question to ask I can usually find it on this forum and most people seem willing to help.
December 17, 2006 10:19:04 PM

Hi all. I'm 27yrs old. I've been visiting Tom's since 2003, becoming a member in late 2004. I'm currently majoring in Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering; I'm a junior...I attend and work at my local university, UM, in Miami FL... Whenever I have the time to join a discussion in the forumz, I do, but most of the time I remain silent as there are many knowledgeable people here or I join really late into the discussion...except when I see n00bs bashing out/disrespecting at senior/respectable members, including BM -yes, I do respect him too- I get in to try calm things down... Overall, I've seen many bright people joining the Forumz, which are making a difference by sharing their knowledge... I'm not as knowledgeable, but I hope that once I get off school to help out more often...Also, I'm not very computer technical yet as I just began taking the core courses in Solid State Devices and Electronics, etc...Peace out!

NP
December 17, 2006 10:20:55 PM

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If I ever have a question to ask I can usually find it on this forum and most people seem willing to help.


True, some are here for no good, but we don't like them :p 
December 17, 2006 10:46:13 PM

AGAIN.... Awwww, Cmon Man, Thats My Typing Style
December 17, 2006 10:56:17 PM

I am 48 yrs old, single (not necessarily by choice, but life circumstance). Helping my dad out as required. Mom died of Pick's Disease in September 2005 (degenerative, lethal brain disease, cause unknown, takes 10 to 15 yrs to kill, not fun to watch, Mom's symptoms first showed in ~ 1994). I am a member of the Sandwich Generation.

I am an Analytical Chemist, working in ultra-trace level organic pollutant level analysis. Keeping you safer.

I have worked / earned a living as: an orderly asssistant in an old age home with the immobile residents (special fun when they were expeiencing gastric difficulties leading to the runs); gardener / farm hand for the same old age home at one of their facilities; a professional photographer in a portrait studio - including counter staff and outside sales; as muscle in various warehouses when going to school (much fun working in -20C freezers, unloading reefers, wrestling with 100 kg cheeses, assorted other heavy containers, and chemicals, etc.); landscaper pushing dirt with a shovel and wheelbarrow; and assorted business owned by various family members.

One of the greatest priveleges and honours I have been allowed to experience was being a Scout Leader for about 10 yrs. Absolutely amazing experience and work.

On to computer stuff. I have been working as an analytical chemist in the Environmental field since 1986 (mostly private, now public sector). I have been involverd with / affected by the continuing computerization of the field since I started working. I have had to learn about computers and applications to do my job, especially since there was no IT group in the early days. Analytical instruments that were computer-controlled just grew. And the client could care less why results were late. My instrument and computer problems were not the client's problem. I learned a lot about computers the hard way and as a corrollary to my main job. I became interested in computers and their opperation for their own sake during this time. I became knowledgable enough wrt computers (hardware, software and OS) that I was able to get a job in a computer consulting company after I left the private sector Envinronmmental Lab I was working for. In fact, I was asked to join the compter firm by the founder / owner ,who kinows his stuff extremely well. My knowledge and experience is more practical than formal / theoretical training, but IMHO, I believe that I have a very good grasp of what real-world computer needs / applications are.
December 18, 2006 12:14:04 AM

I'm 17, a senior in highschool, and live in North Carolina. I used to work out a lot but I've gotten pretty damn lazy in the past three months. I love cars, it's my dream to have an exotic when I grow older, like a Viper or a Murcielago. Currently I'm driving my mothers 10 year old grand caravan though lol. I also have a interest in computers. I never really got into the whole DIY thing until a few years ago. I hope to do something in the engineering field after I get out of highschool/college. Right now I'm a bagger at a grocery store, making $7 an hour.
December 18, 2006 1:03:55 AM

Good idea;

I'm a 44 year old married father of one, been building PCs since 286's. I don't OC but mostly because of noise/temperature/power consumption. Like I said I don't do it but I think it's a cool 21st century analog of hotrodding for cars.

My computer is used for CAD (mechanical/electrical) and as a piano (East West Bosendorfer 290). I design audio equipment for myself and occassionally game FPS(not on line though).

As my name suggests I'm a big BIG YES fan. I'm an experienced microwave antenna/EMI/analog systems engineer for an aerospace company in Canada. I've been visiting Toms since 1999 but only engaged in forum stuff recently.

I have 4 PCs, all networked:

OPTERON 175 on A8R-MVP/2GB/Saph X1300/M-Audio Audiophile 192/XP/ (piano/CAD/games PC)
P4 2.8 (Socket 478) on P4-P800/512MB/ATI 9200/SB Live!Drive/XP/ (Office PC)
Athlon 3000+ on a RS480M2-IL/512MB/XP/(Kitchen PC)
P3 1200 on a CUSL2 in a powerleap socket/384MB/ATI RAGE/Audigy Platinum EX/XP/(workshop PC with speaker measurement SW)

Merry Christmas (don't mean to offend anyone)
December 18, 2006 1:18:39 AM

I'm 17, Live in Massachusetts and I'm extremely new to pc's. I just built my first comp about 6 months ago and before that I had an Imac. So I taught myself how to build computers from this website along with others and enjoy the arguments here so I decided to stay. Hopefully I can stick around and learn more from you guys and extend my computer knowledge.


I also enjoy riding quads and dirtbikes but just recently got rid of both my bikes to pay for my Jimmy which ill hopefully be putting on the road soon. I love music and just like hanging out with other people.


Oh btw im the white, american, english kid.
December 18, 2006 1:34:06 AM

I live in a dark root-infested cave in the Amazon jungle.

I have a satelite uplink that enables me to chat and recieve computers parts via UPS (they really do go anywhere)

I speak 8 languages and have lived in 18 different countries working for the CIA in the computer ops department.

I know every martial art ever conceived and can bench 370lbs with one arm!!!!!

I also have 45 wild amazon women begging me to satisfy their fantasies 24/7.

I am king!!!!!!

. . .

Come on guys. We know enough about computers and forums to know that this thread is useless, just a chance for people to either brag, lie or throw out the truth hoping to gain respect.

You are who you help!!!! The more people you help with their problems, questions, issues the more respect you have in my book!! Doesn't matter who you are. Age, background, job, income, degree, who cares. The Inet levels the playing field. It's all whacha know!
December 18, 2006 1:37:06 AM

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I live in a dark root-infested cave in the Amazon jungle.

I have a satelite uplink that enables me to chat and recieve computers parts via UPS (they really do go anywhere)

I speak 8 languages and have lived in 18 different countries working for the CIA in the computer ops department.

I know every martial art ever conceived and can bench 370lbs with one arm!!!!!

I also have 45 wild amazon women begging me to satisfy their fantasies 24/7.

I am king!!!!!!

. . .

Come on guys. We know enough about computers and forums to know that this thread is useless, just a chance for people to either brag, lie or throw out the truth hoping to gain respect.

You are who you help!!!! The more people you help with their problems, questions, issues the more respect you have in my book!! Doesn't matter who you are. Age, background, job, income, degree, who cares. The Inet levels the playing field. It's all whacha know!


this thread isnt usless..its very nice to hear about peoples lives.. and i think its interesting and important.
December 18, 2006 1:51:01 AM

I'm not a particularly frequent poster here since I am pretty busy most of the time, but I will share a bit about myself for those who have seen me around and want to know more.

I am a 20-year-old undergraduate electrical engineering student at Clarkson University, with a concentration in either electronics or computer hardware (haven't decided yet) and a minor in mathematics. Initially I was interested in physics and mechanical engineering as well, but after taking electrical science, material science, linear circuits, dynamic systems, and introductory modern physics, I decided that electrical engineering is my field of choice.

My primary passtime is homework for obvious reasons. Beyond that, I like playing Age of Empires 3 and a variety of FPS. When I'm at home (like right now) I shoot guns in our range and ride my YZ125. I am perpetually working on little projects that I think of randomly. Two such projects are my polycarbonate SFF PC case that takes a full ATX mobo and the double-deck polycarbonate chassis that I built for my r/c truck (E-Maxx).

I am probably best defined by a couple of random informative tidbits which I will now share with you.
1. I have a crazy memory. Important numbers, equations, and concepts get locked in permanently and I can precisely visualize the scene of an event many years after it happened. I find that photographs are much more useful for showing things to other people than for remembering them myself.
2. I am the most creative when showering or lying awake in bed. My best ideas for solving problems come to me at bizarre times. For example, the designs for the two projects I mentioned above both came to mind while I was awake in bed, and I solved an issue with a Matlab script this semester while I was taking a shower. These are just a couple examples from an uncountable many.
3. I am very modest, so you will never catch me bragging about anything. I also tend to be pretty easy-going about all matters, serious or non, and I don't get stressed out by pressure or deadlines. Lastly, I am extremely patient and polite. I treat everyone equally and give people many chances to earn my respect. On the other hand, once someone has crossed me I am a cold, unforgiving SOB.

I think this is a pretty decent summary of me. For further details I suppose you would have to meet me in person.
December 18, 2006 1:57:17 AM

I'm an Internet junkie. Info is my drug of choice, and yet I barely know much anything at all.

I make pizzas and sub sandwiches at one job, and do inventory accounting at my other job.

There's a fondness I have for you folk who like to buy the latest and greatest. It's thanks to people like you who keep Moore's Law chugging along, and making those E6700s cost less then a fifty dollars in five years (I hope, I hope).

Edit: Removing sillyness, and compacting for clarity.
December 18, 2006 2:19:02 AM

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I'm not a particularly frequent poster here since I am pretty busy most of the time, but I will share a bit about myself for those who have seen me around and want to know more.

I am a 20-year-old undergraduate electrical engineering student at Clarkson University, with a concentration in either electronics or computer hardware (haven't decided yet) and a minor in mathematics. Initially I was interested in physics and mechanical engineering as well, but after taking electrical science, material science, linear circuits, dynamic systems, and introductory modern physics, I decided that electrical engineering is my field of choice.

My primary passtime is homework for obvious reasons. Beyond that, I like playing Age of Empires 3 and a variety of FPS. When I'm at home (like right now) I shoot guns in our range and ride my YZ125. I am perpetually working on little projects that I think of randomly. Two such projects are my polycarbonate SFF PC case that takes a full ATX mobo and the double-deck polycarbonate chassis that I built for my r/c truck (E-Maxx).

I am probably best defined by a couple of random informative tidbits which I will now share with you.
1. I have a crazy memory. Important numbers, equations, and concepts get locked in permanently and I can precisely visualize the scene of an event many years after it happened. I find that photographs are much more useful for showing things to other people than for remembering them myself.
2. I am the most creative when showering or lying awake in bed. My best ideas for solving problems come to me at bizarre times. For example, the designs for the two projects I mentioned above both came to mind while I was awake in bed, and I solved an issue with a Matlab script this semester while I was taking a shower. These are just a couple examples from an uncountable many.
3. I am very modest, so you will never catch me bragging about anything. I also tend to be pretty easy-going about all matters, serious or non, and I don't get stressed out by pressure or deadlines. Lastly, I am extremely patient and polite. I treat everyone equally and give people many chances to earn my respect. On the other hand, once someone has crossed me I am a cold, unforgiving SOB.

I think this is a pretty decent summary of me. For further details I suppose you would have to meet me in person.


can i be your friend?
December 18, 2006 3:41:50 AM

Who cares who an anonymous person is on a public 'net forum is...given that...

I'm a 38 year old server and storage admin somewhere in the pacific northwest, I work for a private firm. I also do network and AV integration and support on the side for private individuals, most of which have incomes in the 8 digit range. ;) 

I don't play many games outside of World of Warcraft and Oblivion. I also play drums and run a small (tiny) online magazine and forum for drummers. (It's in my sig)

Anything past that, nunyabiddness. :) 
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December 18, 2006 3:58:27 AM

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WOW.........can't believe they still exist......Thanks for the memories!


No problem, I just about died when I found that site. Sometimes I think programmers have forgot about some of the things that make games fun. I have a coworker who thinks the rainbow games are the best in the world. They are much to real for me to enjoy however. I spend many happy hours playing games I played as a kid, reliving the "glory days"...
December 18, 2006 4:38:59 AM

Cool site Boduke. I am clearly a large tool fan :D  and I read your review. I agree there is massive hype going to see them live, but to me it sounds like you unfortunately had to see them at a venue not fit for their atmosphere. I have been to 4 shows in 4 different venues and all I can say is the difference is night and day. I went to the Minneapolish show at the Orpheum (2,300 seat opera theater built in late 1800s I would guess) and it really was the "religious experience" one comes to expect by reading reviews. A show like that can change you, and that is coming from an avid concert goer. I also saw them at the Excel Energy Center (MN Wild hockey arena) and we were far away, and the atmosphere slowly dies the further you go back.

Good review, hope you get to see a better show sometime! Sorry to threadjack, if only for a moment.
December 18, 2006 4:52:35 AM

The Orpheum as in Vancouver? I liked it better before the restoration.
December 18, 2006 5:24:25 AM

Well I'm an australian, 45 years old and single, own my house and have 2 computers. Work for the government in asset accounting. Been playing around with computers since the 80s. I also play in a covers band doing corporate gigs and have an awesome surround sound system (sounds like being in the cinema with DVD movies!).

Cheers
December 18, 2006 7:14:39 AM

"Mabuhay" from the Philippines. Just turned 39 here, 30 years of which have been spent tinkering with computers in one form or another. Been the go-to guy as far as computers are concerned since age 10 when I reprogrammed the minicomputer at my dad's office to always let me win the games. (Might have been a PDP-11 - can't remember.)

Still single because, well, Eddie Vedder and Wayne Cochran know.

I don't spend all my time with computers. I golf, fish, run, snorkel and scuba dive and if I can ever get that soundproof room built, I may even teach myself the drums and saxophone.
December 18, 2006 7:35:52 AM

Well, I'm 27 years old, currently doing a degree (hons) in IT, almost have a CCNA qualification, working for gov/council in the networking dep.

SPare time includes either sh**ging, erm...eating...gym(ing)...not sleeping, oh and talking about unethical things with **** (name can't be specified)
December 18, 2006 10:14:43 AM

Well ok, before I go to bed I just want everyone to know that I have read every single post, thats right...all of em...and wow there was a lot.

It's cool to see a lot of the lurkers come out of hiding and post where I have nvr seen them post ever before. Some have over 1000 posts yet I have never seen their avatars before, nice meeting you all.

I miss wusy too...hope he doing well :D 

It's cool to see that I'm not the only guy in the forums that loves riding a motorcycle and I'm glad you guys are all here to learn. Baron some peeps may hate you....but without you...there would be a void and I think deep down inside most of us feel that we need someone like you to keep the forums healthy. I'm also glad to hear that we have people visiting our Blog....here I have been posting an thinking I'm only getting probly 10 readers at most, I'll keep up the work for you guys! I'll make sure that the babes are worthy for all of you as well :wink:

I must say it's truely nice to meet you all 8)

Also I noticed a few people discussing about getting their parent(s) involved with computers and I figured I should bring up my 58(er was it 68?...i think she is 58...) year old grandmother (I think that is the oldest so far too.) I only get to see her once a year because she lives almost on the otherside of the US, but when I do see her she is always gaming. She may not be the best, but she is better than some people online so I'll give her credit for that.

Her name is Alice, shes about ~4' 6"ish and she loves computer gaming....no joke. For as long as I have known her (im only 19) she has been killing people online. My father and my Uncle got her into it as a joke (I think)back during Doom II with multiplayer and from then on she has been addicted.

from what I know this is her past:
From Doom and Doom II, to Duke Nukem 3D, to Rise of the Triad, to Blood and Blood II, to Half life, to the Unreal series, to the Unreal tournament series, to Serious Sam, to Conflict: Desert Storm, to Postal and Postal 2, to Doom 3 and just recently I just found out that she is loving Fear with the new 7600gt she just bought for her computer (I dont even know what is in it, but she used to have a Nvidia fx series card...yuck).

I just wanted to share that with some of you because I know a lot of people find that pretty funny.

Anywayz...
it's great meeting you all (although I'm not going to remember any of it like the shower/bed wiz kid) and I hope this thread continues a long and happy thread life as long as people remain friendly.

Nice meeting you all!

Best of luck
~3lfk1ng
December 18, 2006 11:20:30 AM

First of all, I'd like to say that this thread has gotten me to post for the first time in weeks. That and the fact that I got an unexpected day off of school (someone let the air out of all the school bus tires :) ).

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im a health nut, i like to eat healthy, becuase i dont exercise


LOL; me too. Aside from (mandatory) phys ed at school, I do no exercise aside from walking to the bus and between classes carrying my 20+ lb bookbag. I'm a vegetarian (who eats fish), and I try to stay away from things like soda and potato chips.

About me: I'm 14 yrs old (15 in February), a freshman in high school, and a mother of 3. I'm taking a Quick(Quack)BASIC class (I know, I know) this semester, and Visual BASIC next semester. Since I'm only a high school freshie, I have no clue what I want to study in college and ultimately do for a living. Maybe teaching. Or video game development. Or IT.

For the record, I am not a mother of 3; I am the oldest of three kids
December 18, 2006 11:22:20 AM

your grandmother is so cool 8O
however my granny is learning web design right now
also pretty cool :wink:
December 18, 2006 11:34:57 AM

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WOW.........can't believe they still exist......Thanks for the memories!


No problem, I just about died when I found that site. Sometimes I think programmers have forgot about some of the things that make games fun. I have a coworker who thinks the rainbow games are the best in the world. They are much to real for me to enjoy however. I spend many happy hours playing games I played as a kid, reliving the "glory days"...

The C64 is the nintendo of yore. Oh, there was better hardware, but the Commodore had the best selection of games. Seven Cities of Gold, Pirates! Gold (Yes, the original), Summer Games, Sim City, M.U.L.E. I could go on forever :) :) :) 

I must've had 400 or so pirated disks. By pirated, I mean borrowed. And by borrowed, I mean copied. And by copied, I mean backed up :) 
December 18, 2006 11:38:12 AM

I swing on vines like Tarzan!!! But only when it's not raining. Vines get kinda slippery, and I've lost my grip a couple time, especially in those light misting rains.

My pet monkey, Stanley, helps me put my computers together, and I assemble small computers based on Linux and Open office in an attempt to bring computers to the local loin clothe wearing tribesmen.

By the way, beware of large Anacondas crawling into your nice new computer. They like the warmth! For some reason they seem to be attracted to AMD processors more than Intel.
December 18, 2006 11:42:12 AM

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By the way, beware of large Anacondas crawling into your nice new computer. They like the warmth! For some reason they seem to be attracted to AMD processors more than Intel.


oh really?
what about the prescott processors? :wink:
December 18, 2006 11:52:46 AM

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By the way, beware of large Anacondas crawling into your nice new computer. They like the warmth! For some reason they seem to be attracted to AMD processors more than Intel.


oh really?
what about the prescott processors? :wink:He said they like the warmth......being cold-blooded...Prescott would make their blood boil. :wink:
December 18, 2006 12:01:41 PM

Oh my.. how i'd love to see the face of one of those "1337" stupid teenagers after getting owned by a 68 y/o grandma.. :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
Priceless! :wink:
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