In April, a judge in Montreal, Quebec, acquitted Henri Daviault of charges that, while drunk in 1989, he raped a 65-year-old wheelchair-bound woman. Daviault had been convicted, but a new trial was ordered in 1993 when the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that drunkenness could be used as a defense to the rape charge.
Damn Frenchies! I told you they were kinda f**ked up
In February, William James Silva, 44, was arrested in San Jose, Calif., when he allegedly robbed a police decoy posing as a street-corner drunk. It was the 550th time Silva had been arrested, and his record reaches 127 feet of computer paper. YFJ
"sorry bout the wait, write an update on lp or something :)" - wm
Yup, we're getting set to enter into the realm of CS with mike's ph33red 33.6. Interesting to see what kind of ping I get in an au server. Don't worry I'll try to take some screenshots and I'm sure mike will whip up some sort of game report.
In other news, my bday is on tuesday and as an early present i got an abit Ka7 as well as this sick heatsink. Has anyone figured out an easy way to flash a mobo bios in Windows 2000? I'm way to lazy right now to use mike's suggestion and load win98 as a dual boot. Please fellow slackers...help me out.
... are two words that would best convey my performance in CS just now. With a ping of 250, I guess the blame for the performance cant just be placed there either...
For a bit over half an hour, I set a new standard for newbies across the world with a godly 1/14 performance (thats one kill for 14 deaths) which included such efforts as running around attacking a member of my own team (I dont know the skins at all...) as an enemy stood behind me slowly picking me off...
I'm just waiting for eric to boot now, and we'll venture onto the optus@home server so that I can be humiliated once again.
I want to tell you my thoughts on RA2:
I like the graphics I don't really care that much about thembecause I don't even have a good 3d card so I have no idea whatreally good graphics look like :).
I really hope Westwood does not cut anything out of RA2 likethey have done with TS.
I am listening to Hell March 2, and I like the music it is close to the original, but it is still different with different sound effectsit sounds awesome :)
The last thing I must say before I go to work and work all day.
I am still waiting on Ulitmatum to upload all those mods of his so Ican convert them all to S2M format.
A side note Ulitmatum is not gay ok he is just the man so leave him alone.
Well I am off.
I was just reading the latest PlanetFargo like I do every week and I noticed how last weeks was centered around the whole Elain issue with Fargo writing it in terms of the C&C universe. It's quite funny in stages, and well worth a read
Although, truth be told, I don't blame the GDI President for trying not to get involved -- last time he tried to figure out where to put a Cuban, he almost got impeached. [-lp-]Warmaker
I'm told that there's actually a few au servers out there that i'll get ~200 pings on in half life... it's news to me, but then again I gave up trying ages ago because I was so sick of pings greater than 400...
I'm looking forward to getting owned...
While I shouldn't expect much from the visitors of a site run by slackers, here's just a reminder to vote in our poll cause I'm going to change it tomorrow (and every 3rd or 4th day after that.) Currently the more than 14 hours a week have it - just over 4 out of every 10 of you play games more per day than I will in a week... I can't wait till this year is over, so I can actually get into a bit of gaming again...[-lp-]Warmaker
Like most people I guess I just downloaded the new version of it, and compared it to Hell March from the original RA (i just remembered that I've got like the entire ra sound track, plus the entire c&c one with all the hidden songs sitting on my hd) and personally, I think the new version is just a little bit better than the original. That says allot too - hell march was probably the best song on ra, and ts' music was quite a disapoinment (considering they released stomp which was quite good) - lets hope that this is an indication of the style that Frank's been told to make for RA2, because if that's the case we should have a sound track up there with the standard of C&C (which as far as game soundtracks goes - owned, specially warfare, just do it and the song at the end of the game)[-lp-]WarmakerGamespot
has a Preview of WarCraft III
, and PC IGN
has a Preview of Red Alert 2.Kick244
In Romford, England, Philip Pyne, 51, off work last summer and intending to do some heavy drinking but worried that he might fall off his bar stool if he got too drunk, attempted to tack his legs onto the stool with nails but abandoned the idea in pain and called an ambulance.
Hehe im sure we have ALL tried this one...Too bad for them
. I wonder how long till Napster and programs like that get it...YFJ
Well, since I arrived I did one post. This is my second. I just want to say that despite what everyone says on #ts, I am not a fag. And second, am I the only Irish news updater on the planet? I have yet to come across a second. You know the drill.
I was hoping to do a live report from #ts
but TheShadow wont let me (boo!).
P1mp in trainingUltimatum
I'd hardly been rushing out to see it, but as I had nothing better to do tonight I went out to see it with a few friends... The movie could best be described as 'ordinary' and it was annoying how it couldnt really ever decide if it wanted to be taken seriosly or not... While the acting was reasonable the characters were pretty bad (as in cliched and not well thought out - 30 mins after her husband had died, it seemed as if the chick didnt care at all) yet it wasn't just the characters that were cliched (it was such a shock that the rope gun thingy only just didnt make it)
I guess until the concept of aliens were involved into the movie, it did seem plausable enough... while it wasn't an incredibly bad movie it was hardly anything special either...check this out
Thx to presto for the link!
It's fairly clear to see that it'll use the same engine as TS did, just updated in a similar step that RA did from the original C&C... now if you excuse me, i'm of to register some domains :)[-lp-]Warmaker
Due to some idleing in #ts, I think (depending if i can type this update quicker than Shinano :) we're the first site to get out word of the RA2 preview over at Gamespot
In Miami in August, Levon Howard lost a shootout with his roommate Edwin Heyliger, who was charged with murder. Howard had broken into Heyliger's room, angry that someone had drank his Kool-Aid, and in the ensuing argument, both scrambled for guns.
LOL!! I love that one
Anyone else see that pic of the breast in the left side of the headlines box??? Im not complaining or anything, but mabye you should add a body to it :P
After impromtu deprture last sunday week or whenever it was, I'm back a day earlier than planned @ the expence of 12hrs travelling. I just got in at 11:50pm, it's cold in my house, my fingers are going numb from all the typing already and I've 5mins of internet time left until ii get this 24/7 deal sorted. I might do a little holiday report to keep the masses happy ;)The best dicission you make each day is not committing suicide - Mark Camus[-lp-]TheShadow
The links page has recieved a much needed update...
and now i sleep
I'm sure some of you have noticed the following post, by DeXtr3me regarding his sudden departure from the community;
Something major has happen in my life and I can no longer deal with much of anything anymore. So I must say my goodbye, I dont know how soon or if all I'll be back. Right now I just dont know about anything. I wish everyone the best of luck and must say goodbye.
This came as a shock to me, and I'd appreciate if anyone who knew more about it let me know... Dex is a great guy, and I know that I talk for the rest of [-lp-] when I say we hope that he gets whatever these issues are sorted out, so that he can come back as soon as possible.
The problem in the layout, where the top images wouldnt show on some pages should now be fixed, lmk if you see any more problems...[-lp-]Warmaker
It took me half an hour, but it's now back after sitting in the too hard basket for like 2 months. Being the unoriginal guy I am, and following on from my BG post (below) I'm asking how much time you guys spend gaming per week. Personally, I have to admit that normally the figure is below 2 hours a week, quite a pitiful effort, I know.
So, er... vote.
At long last I got around to spending some more quality time with this game, yet it's still the first time in over a week that I've touched it. Still battling the evil gnones at their stronghold, west of nashkell, it took me so long as I wanted to retreat back to nashkell to identify some equipment that I'd found and buy some more thingies for my sling...
My lack of activity in the game is actually quite depressing. I was talking to a friend a little while ago who got the game a few weeks after me after my endless talking about it and he's already well into Baldurs Gate, while i'm sitting as far away from the town that you can possibly get...
Mocona indulgence won it out in a heated (heh) battle with nescafe, however I am awarding it its rightful prize as being 'the nicest coffee in my house at the moment.'
I've had my fun...
I've now finishing off two cups, robert timms and mocana. As I had suspected, the weak coffee bags offered by robert really didn't cut it compared to the rich taste developed my macona. All thats left is nescafe, by far the most popular out of the brands...
I've also concluded that Moby is great music to drink Coffee too, Porcelain was actually used for a coffee add i think... after this im thinking of firing up the old capachino maker... god im lame...
It's getting a bit past 11, and as there's plenty of stuff (mainly cgi related) that I've been putting off for days and days I figured that I really should stop slacking and just get it all done...
And i've decided that this decision really sucked, as although its still pretty early (relatively) im tired like a mofo (understandable, as i've been through a grueling reigeme (sp) today of waking up at 12, and partaking in extensive physical activity that included 'walking to car' and 'letting friend into house.')
So unlike a normal person who would take the opportunity to just get an early night, I instead decided to get myself 3 coffee's - at once. Being the adventurous guy that I am, I chose three different types too, Macona Indulgence, Nescafe something or other (this is from memory) and taking a particulary daring choice, robert timms mocha kenya blend coffee bags. So far, the Macona Indulgence lives up to its name, having the best (richest) smell however as I finish this update I'm just about the embark on the most crucial test of all - taste...
I'll make sure that up to the minute updates keep flowing in...
I found the moron idiot of the month LOL.
(KoDiAk): no +o to me?
*** KoDiAk was kicked by Heavy-Mech (#1) No reason (Karnage Script )(kicks:45)*** Joins: KoDiAk (email@example.com.AR119=)
(KoDiAk): but I LOVE YOU
(KoDiAk): i love you ADLOTS
(KoDiAk): kiss me?
: watch this
(KoDiAk): gonna kiss me?
(KoDiAk): molest me?
(KoDiAk): touch me?
(KoDiAk): caress me?
(KoDiAk): kissey wissey
(KoDiAk): i still love you ADLOTS
Poor Poor ADLOTS, HE is hitting on us all LOL.
Some people LOL.[-lp-]Therm
In March, Benjamin Thomas Douglas, 34, was sentenced to 180 days in jail for the latest in what police call serial public masturbation incidents in the middle of department stores in Dallas and its suburbs of Plano and Mesquite. And the month before that, Philadelphia police were hunting a man in his early 20s for seven incidents of public masturbation at area fast-food outlets over a four-month period; in each case, according to the police reports, the man reached a climax quickly and then left without his order.
LOL Why does the name Tim pop into my head?
I just wanted to say it is such a honor to be part of the -lp- family.
Yes Warmaker was correct I have been working for Steve Childs for about 1 year now,and I love working for him very much. Mr. Childs is a great guy and a hero to many people.
I have not found a lamer of the day yet to post about, but I am always on irc and they come around a lot.So keep looking for some funny lamers :)
I have a lot of things to do.First I have to convert over 150 of Ultimatum's mods that he collectedinto the .S2M format so you can use those mods with the SE2K mod manager.
Then I have to write some of those good old 1000 words papers :)
Well I am going to get going on my homework that I love and care for so muchYeah Right :)
If anyone wants to talk with me my ICQ# is 36068877.
Send me mods to I need mods :)[-lp-]Therm
Please welcome Thermite, the latest edition to the already crowded lp house of love... Therm spends allot of his time helping out Steve Childs and co. over at Childs Play Software, and as such has quite a good understanding of the mod/editing scene...
He takes the crew list to 12, quite a number I know... but having a large number of people (within reason) doesn't really concern me. The entire point of this site was to bring the members of the TS community together, in a place where they could hang out, and hopefully with more members from different segments of the community, this site will appeal to more and more people, and better yet, more updaters means I can slack more often...
Firingsquad, along with a number of other sites have recently been posting both V4/5
and GeForce 2 (NV15)
video card previews, based on evaluation board's that they've been given. From FS's preview on the V5 5500 it seems to be only a little better than DDR GeForce's in real world tests (and then its only in the higher resolutions.)
While I don't know much about the Video Card scene this can hardly be good news for 3dfx with the GeForce 2's, coming in only a couple of months, posting scores considerably greater than the normal GeForce's (70fps at 1600 x 12000 in q3.) I might buy a GeForce after the 2's come out - this TNT seem's quite dated...
Even though I was going to cover it in an article I'll post some time in the near future, the GameMaster concept is still going to materialise - eventually. With a number of product releases lately, the website re-design and e3 cming up, it just hasn't been at the top of the agenda for the boys and girls at WW. I asked ted about it the other day, and it would seem that he's just waiting for the Nox guys to get back to him on it, and after that he's pretty much set.
Just a reminder that today is Hug an Aussie Day
... when looking for one of us, keep this useful tip in mind;
Australians are by nature nervous creatures, and tend to congregate in their natural habitat if away from home for long. Try a nearby pub. [-lp-]Warmaker
I just checked our stat page for the first time in a while to see that the work unit I completed was lp's 500th, taking 1.07 computer years. While oliver's over taken my main, and Justin and TheShadow have done similar to my cyrix machine I can at least be comforted through the way that my second machine is owning eric's in the all important 2nd/3rd machine stakes...[-lp-]Warmaker
There's a interesting, and lengthy forum post written by Maniac1984 thats been appearing on a few forums accross the community, such as BG:TS' and PCNC's. The post, more like an article covers the need for mods in general (drawing a comparision between q3 and ts) and goes on to talk about how the current mod's in the ts community lack originality in the way that they all cover the same basic theme that the original ts does, that of building a base and destroying your enemy. He suggests that the makers of mods coumd make their mods more interesting by creating mods that support a new style of gamelay. Read his post here
Anyone tried it yet? imho, 99a added enough crap that you'd never use to last a life time, and I fear that 2000 will be much of the same...[-lp-]Warmaker
quick technical note: since no one had done so yet, i updated our little crew-list on the right with the names of our 3 new little wh0res.
also, welcome back eric. oh, and yfj; my fist, your face - that's where it's going. ;'pTim[tk]
Oh freak. Heh, well my computer had a little mishap so I'll have to get seti@home again when I'm not too lazy... =)
In the mean-time, Mike can overtake me again.. heh.[-lp-]Oliver
After some heavy calculations and sadly a great amount of time wasted by myself, I've figured out how long I have until Oliver overtakes me...145 days -or- 8700 minutes -or- 522000 seconds
By that time friends I'll have a brand spanking new Athlon Thunderbird hopefully one with 4 digits in front of it. Down with Oliver.
(Guest86026): hi does anybody know how to kill a visceroid
(YFJ): Guest86026> shoot at them!
In January, a New York state administrative law judge ruled after four hearings in three years that Krystyna Maliszewska, 51, of Brooklyn was not eligible for worker compensation because she had not provided the proper "medical evidence" that her leg had been amputated.
Heh, I like that one.
We're being invaded by non-lp-in-front-of-their-name-people (NYSE: NLIFOTNP). ..But thats ok cause I'm a friendly fun loving person. I'm back from mexico btw as of 2 (dos) hours (horas (lol)) ago. It was pretty cool actually except for the fact that I shat, yeah i think that might be the past tense of shit, my brains out (i have pictures if youd like, email me
.) There was no drinking age and the water being what it was my only
option was to get completely intoxicated via XX (dos equis, that would be popular mexican bear). Really though I have some cool pictures that i'll upload using my f@ncy digital camera. Now, off to spend the next few hours checking on what i missed....[-lp-]Kane41
I was planning on going on an updating spree (c) tonight, but you'd be surprised how long it takes to catch up on four days without doing stuff online - especially with tumsun (not that you'd notice anything i'd done.)
I was hoping to see my shiny new soundcard waiting for me when I got home too, yet it hasn't arrived here either... not all that much of a surprise considering its been a 5 day public holiday (4 days for easter, and ANZAC day today) in au...
I'll be idleing in #ts tonight too, while i d/l daikatana (sp) so feel free to msg me as much as you want you all know how much it amuses me...After a few days wait
, it's arrived...
Perhaps my favorite ariticle in this issue was Proclone's 'Behind The Wireframe' which I found quite interesting, as someone who knows about as much on 3d modeling as eric does on how to score... Also quite interesting was the get to know on Mike Legg and the staff focus on Federal, who is a really nice guy and can only add to WWN.
( 8:35pm ) ××× TheShadow_0 (TMScript@=cpaf991.ans.com.au) has joined #ts
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Why doesn't anyone ever pretend to be me?
Alright people, I want to know what you think. I found a shit-load of those little articles like the one under this. Do you want me to keep posting them? Or should they be shoved up tim's ass? Drop me a line
and tell me what you think.YFJ
In January, a Philadelphia city-funded community organization published a pamphlet on health and safety tips for prostitutes, which recommended always getting on top, negotiating price before getting into a car, and getting the money in advance. Also in January, a member of the Canadian Parliament released a list of recent pamphlets directly funded by the government, including "How to Communicate With the Dead," "How to Stimulate the G-spot," and "How to Understand and Enjoy an Orgasm."
Hehe my goverment kicks ass :)
Well...I'm back for my bi-weekly...or tri-weekly Audio Update, depending on the Work load that I have at Rift
. I'll be uploading some Mp3s and making them available for all to hear. You can tune in to Chiasm, some Uncle Sam for the ladies, Powerman 5000, and a song off the new No Doubt CD. Should be ready by tommorrow...depending on when Warmaker or TheShadow take time out of their busy schedules to do the coding.
On a side note...you can check out the Newsletter again, as it is set to be released today @ 6:00 pm PST. I know its late. Had some unforseen circumstances come up, but it'll still be as good as the others. So enjoy!
Well, I'm supposed to do a 'hello' post now. Eh? Why bother. I'm just gonna say hello and piss off again, cos I've got a hella lot of work to do (namely Tumsun downloads). BTW, watch Tumsun
in the next hour or so, esp. the mods section.......Ultimatum
Now you have to put up with me here too. No news right now, and i'm gone all weekend anyway...Kick244
I've conquered Mike on our Seti@home team... Eric on the other hand is going to take a bit longer...
|Name (and URL)||Results|
|Total CPU time||Average CPU time|
per work unit
|1) Kane41||163||2268 hr 13 min||13 hr 54 min 55.9 sec|
|2) Oliver Wong ||98||1039 hr 17 min||10 hr 36 min 17.8 sec|
|3) Warmaker ||97||1392 hr 52 min||14 hr 21 min 34.3 sec|
HA! I'm finaly moving to the frontpage! Too bad I have nothing to say yet. Most of you should know me and if not then u suck and i dont wanna talk to u. Come join me in #ts or the forum (im to lazy to link :)Ill post some more shit latter, cya all!YFJ
Just a quick update to let you guys know that I'm going to be away through this easter long weekend, and a bit of the following monday, because of er... stuff.
I have however added 3 new people to the site, as I simply didn't want them to wait for another four day. They're YFJ, Kick244 and Ultimatum. Each is more than qualified to do stuff here - one spends way too much time in his own forum (~1400 posts), another spends too much time in #ts, and our own forum, and finally (in no particular order) a guy who does a stack of stuff for Tumsun...
I'm sure you'll.. enjoy whatever they want to come up with for the four days that I'm not around to keep them under control, but they can be sure that if they do anything lame they'll feel my godlike wrath and recieve plenty of granny pr0n in their mail (which I'm hoping wont be taken as a reward for being lame)...
So ummm... enjoy....
Lowtax has just given Force Commander a review, in a fashion that only he can. In it, he more than expresses his utter disgust for this game that's been coming for longer than even TS and in the end, does indeed proclaim it something awful
Proclone has just done his second week in review
as a .rm file ready to be downloaded. At only 3 minutes, it's a bit shorter than last week yet is still full of info regarding MOD's Renegade and SS. He even sends some love in regards to our community mailing list...
About the mailing list, it's currently been pretty idle, so sorry to to those who have signed up... I was planning to getting it going once I get back on Monday...
Cyclone of TSD has just written an article asking if the TS community is now dying, after the release of Firestorm. Apparently this is his first article, however you wouldn't guess it as it's quite well written and easy to follow. Yet sadly, I don't think he took the time to cover the issue (the title) in enough depth. He introduces the article well with a great background on the community (the first four paragraphs) and then just seems to wind it up with two quick paragraphs, where he (purposfully) doesn't answer his original question, which will hopefully spark up a discussion somewhere.
Personally, I don't think the community is dieing at all, but that's mainly because I seem to have a different viewpoint on what the community actually is than most. Yes, the community is certinally getting slower (and dieing in that regard) but I think that the sence of community that exists is only getting stronger...
Well worth a read.
As it seems that people get to this site by searching for 'l33t' and 'hax0r' it's only fair that I spend a few minutes catering for that part of our audience...
As you've probably heard, a 15 year old canadian has just been arrested over the dos attack on CNN during February and has been charged with two counts of 'mischief.' From this article, it isn't that clear if the attack on CNN was the same as the ones on Amazon etc. and they just didn't have enough evidence to charge him, or if he was just some kid taking the opportunity to join in... either way it wasn't a bad effort, I guess.
Anti-TTR's mission statement:
We are here to stand up against all that is wrong in the Command and Conquer Community. Back in the days before Tiberian Sun was released, there was a large community of Tiberian Sun sites. Many of these sites had good quality content and the latest in Tiberian Sun news, but there were others that never bothered finishing any of their content sections (ie - TiberiumSun.com), rarely credited their news sources (which is a violation of international copyright laws and treaties), and even misspelled the name of the game (ie - TiberiumSun.com again), messing up lots of people.
These weren't just small, unknown sites doing this; these were mainly the TOP 3 Tiberian Sun sites (measured in hits). Another thing, pardon my French, but the people running these sites were stuckup assholes!
We're here to stand up against all this and to do things right.
[-lp-]/TTR's mission statement
We are here to find out who of us can eat the most taco's without actually bursting apart. We claimed this little windy corner on the web as a place where we can hang out with friends, because that's what we enjoy doing. We're here to have fun. Not just a little, but a big hell of a lot of fun.
We're here to make fun of Microsoft, sexually harass the Linux-penguin and laugh at people who take this whole webthing too serious. And occasionally, we'll rip news of a site and not credit them. Just because we're mean and stuck up.
We're here to sit down, make ourselves comfortable and enjoy a Heineken.
I am l33t around the w0rld ..Tim[tk]
Those lovable chaps at we love you TTR have a great new layout up, which gives me a great excuse to post a rant about his
For starters, could someone please inform me how that site 'does things right'? His main reason for starting the site seems to be his annoyance of the 'stuckup assholes!' that apparently fill the popular sites, yet who is it that sits in his own message board justifying his points by calling people newbies? Or bitches about people in the community more than I do. I dunno about you, but it seems about a bit of a contradiction to me.
Oh, and could someone tell me how saying "TSCenter died when I left" isn't being a stuckup asshole? I sure cant. Maybe its because of all my brain cells that die each time I visit his site in some form of evolutionary process where my brain is trying to bring itself to the level of the people that work there?
Yet thats nothing like the contradiction that you will achieve when you compare the phrases "maturity" and "Captian Zero" - I'm sure the vast majority of you wont remember when I once refered to Blink 182 as punk, because it's so extremely un-important, and infact so had I, until I read his rant thingy. The day I said that he wanted to start some type of argument about Blink 182 being punk or not (apparently they're alternative) and he seemed to think that I actually cared... I figured he got the hint when I told him that he should go to #teenchat and argue about it there because I simply didn't care - obviosly he didn't take the hint after all.
And finally, excuse me for not being involved in the whole big sites suck scene but could someone please let me know what lw stands for? I'm sure its something like 'l33t wankers', 'love wm' or something about as original and comical.
Ars Technica have got a really good review up on the TiVo Personal Television Receiver
. I remember CmdrTaco doing one a while back, but I found this one to be allot better and more in depth. As au gets everything about 60 years after the US i'm not really expecting one out here anytime soon, but I'll definately be in the line for one the minute they do.[-lp-]Warmaker
I can't believe this... I called em up today and apparently it's actually not available in my area, despite what the letter they sent me said...[-lp-]Warmaker
I actually got a number of suggestions in that regard, so thanks for sending them too me. I pulled out the o key again, played around with it a bit and it seems to be working for now. A couple of people suggested Logitech keyboard, but I actually already use one - I got the Logitech NewTouch Compact (the ergonomic one) over a year ago right after I got my MouseMan pro...[-lp-]Warmaker
...yes Mexico. This clan actually might start its first official clan game. With mike now becoming a l337 lpb myself he'll be able to play counterstrike with a ping thats smaller then Jesus' age (presently). Mad props to anyone who knew what I meant there. For all of you who don't know what CS is go here
. As tim would say its good for your love life. Well not really because it makes you stay indoors all the time and well I won't go into the rest due to our younger visitors :)
Mike, get the Logitech Desktop Pro, its a wireless natural keyboard with a wireless 3 button scroll mouse all in one package for about 80$ (real money). Its ps2 but the wireless makes up for it all. I've actually tested it out from my basement and it works wonders.
Planes leaving, i'm off to Mexico guys. If I can find a computer there i'll give you all an update. I'm bringing a digital camera so I'll prolly post some pics. Consider this spreading the love, mexican style.
Well I'm about to leave for Italy. As you will all soon find out, Mike is in charge of tumsun until the return of Eric/myself. I hope you all have a good week and I'll cya you in two :)[-lp-]TheShadow
Some of you noticed a few weeks ago how my 'o' key only worked about half the time, at the time I figured that I'd fixed the problem, but it seems its started again...
Might look at one of those new MS keyboard with the two USB thingies in the back later on...
Kane41 and TheShadow are both leaving for holidays in the next two hours (rumor has it, Eric invited VT and Mark to his house in the Bahamas) and for some reason I have full power over at Tumsun, which I assume means that I actually have to do some work for the site.
I'm already stamping my authority too, to remain in the staff each one of them has to send 100 mails (each different) to Eric, informing him of how I own him...
I got a thing in the mail today saying that it's nw available in my area, yet knowing my luck with it they probably just sent it of in some form of cmputer error. Either way, when I wake up later this morning I'll give em a call... lets hope it's nt ging t take them smething like a mnth to set it up...[-lp-]Warmakerhere's
a personal page i've been working on. give it a look; the people on the pics like to be watched. ;pTim[tk]
After some h@rdcor3 haxoring into mike's browser, I thought I'd share with you his start page
Might find this pretty handy
At long last, I've got around to making a short page explaining the mailing lists, meaning that they are now open to the public
. All the information on joining the lists is available on the page, along with a fair amount of information regarding what the lists are all about. They're open to everyone, you don't need to be a webmaster or anything so feel free to sign up
Tumsun staff meeting at 8am...[-lp-]Warmaker"Netscape engineers are weenies!" just lost some guy his job
Bill Gates just lost something like $1.8 billion too... bad week for MS.
For the first time in almost a year (excluding a hard disk) I've actually got some new hardware, yet sadly not all of it was for myself. My brother needed/wanted a new video card and as it had to be PCI and cheapish I ended out getting him a V3 2000, for about $250. It's not a bad card actually, and understandably out-performs my dating 16meg TNT card (which I'm looking to sell, btw...). I also get the 4mb one he used to have, which will replace the 1mb one thats currently in my second machine. I guess if I wanted to be really lame, I could chuck the 1mb into my main to dual monitor it...
I did however settle on the MX400, something which I'm still waiting on. It was really just a matter of deciding between it and the SB Live value (or variation) and even though the sound quality is a little worse (I'm sure I wont notice it) the price ($120, oem) and more importantly the RioPC daughter card really sold it for me. When I get it, I might look into getting one of those sub with 2 satelite thingies for four speaker sound... I've only got two at the moment (my sound actually outputs to the auxilary of my stereo, bask in my l33tness)...Here's a way to spend a bit of time
, courtest of GameSpy. I got a score of 88, guess it could have been allot worse.[-lp-]Warmaker
As Eric hasn't been giving me any lately, I figured I'd quickly mention the WWN week in review thingy
that you've probably noticed around the place. After just downloading it, I must admit that it was pretty cool, and great to see a quick mention of [-lp-] too. The idea is great, and it once again brings up the concept thats been mentioned before of someone setting up a shoutcast server and allowing a number of people to contribute.
As a quick side note, I'm sorry that things have kinda sucked here in the last couple of days. I hope to get things back on track tomorrow, including getting the mailing list up (Dario actually set it up a number of days ago, but I've wanted to do an entire page on the lists decribing what they are and their purpose.) If anyone wants an interview, then feel free to speak up on ICQ as I actually have the time to talk for more than 5 minutes now...
I'm not quite sure which is more newsworthy, the fact that Mithrander has written an article, or that there's actually something worth reading at Tumsun.[Gee thx Mike ;) -- TheShadow]
Regardless, for the first time in quite a while Mithrander has written an article for Tumsun to start his new monthly column thingy. While it's not limited to any one subject, it does seem to center on Tiberian Twilight, a game which he seems to have a couple of really good ideas. Check the whole article here
.[-lp-]WarmakerIt looks pretty cool
. It's just like any other freeware arcade game, but with Zooom the guy who wrote it is letting you download the source code, and better yet, it's written in VB. I'll probably have a look at this next week when I have the time and stare at the code trying to work out what it all does, and hopefully pick up a few ideas that take me past my current limits of form design.[-lp-]Warmaker
To make up for some of my previous slacking I spent a good hour or so fixing up most (about 3/4s) of the pages to make the various pictures work. So now you can get that hidden stash of vaseline out and check out Yasm!n3.[-lp-]Kane41
Lap 20ish and Hakkinen's leading... yey. A McLaren win would make getting up tomorrow considerably more bearable.[-lp-]Warmaker
I was thinking of going out and buying a MX400 soundcard later on this week, I still have soundblaster awe32 (apart from my modem its the oldest part of this setup) and the concept of being able to hear two wave files at once would be quite a novelty. I was originally going to get a live value, but ever since I hear about the mp3 daughter card for the mx400 last year i've been holding out. Anyone tried one yet?[-lp-]Warmaker
From what i've been told it really just seems to be a more refined version of the original Diablo (as Agent911 put it - Diablo Too) but it still sounds like its alot of fun. FiringSquad have another persons perspective on it
up now, which is full of screenshots.[-lp-]Warmaker
I'm not quite sure if this is old news or not, but LordRolan was pointing out to me how Seth (from C&C) was played by Eric Gooch (one of the guys that held a chat on WOL last month - really nice guy). Heres a couple of pics to compare, one of seth
, and one of Eric Gooch
. You really couldn't complaign if you worked at Westwood, I mean going from coding one day to sitting in some set acting the next really would make it an interesting place to work.[-lp-]Warmaker
It's really getting to the stage where you can't be safe from those dos-prompt attacks unless you've got nukenabber running...
(szero): you have a local isp
(szero): but not a local ip you have to setup your comp for that
(YFJ): szero: u dont know what your talking about so be quiet
(szero): dude im a hacker yes i do
As you've probably noticed, the latest issue is now out with an interesting get to know on Adam Isgreen. It's yet another great read
...first of as I told you, it's going to be the Community. Prolly the most debated issue at the moment. It's not RA2, dose damn domains (unless your called dude), or anything concerned with Westwood. It's the community ["or what ever you want to call it"- Agent Smith]. Is it the reunification of a once great place? Who knows. But what is for sure is what I think of it.To take a few lines form the WWF, I can guaran-damn-tee it will offend some one but it's what I think and that's the bottom line. Take a read
No wasn't me, but just noticed we passed 8k so if you were that lucky guy send us a screen and we'll give you a mention :)Also, my take on the community is also nearly finished. After two weeks of pretending I was thinking and about 45 mins of actual work it almost done. Look out for it.[-lp-]TheShadow
firstname.lastname@example.org appears to be working again...[-lp-]Warmaker
Noticed that Gamespot have a new preview for Baldurs Gate
up as part of their Dungeons and Dragons week or whatever. It looks like a really good game, the idea of the strongholds seems really interesting, i'm interested to see how they incorporate something that is slightly strategy oriented into the rpg. Of course, i've still got plenty of Baldurs Gate to play through, which i'll hopefully really get into not this monday but the next, by which stage i'll hopefully have recovered from the end of term celebrations
Yes Netscape has finally released something for those of us who don't have a C++ compiler to play with. Netscape 6 Preview 1. Here is what they have to say about it.
Netscape 6 is the first Internet software to seamlessly integrate browsing, email and instant messaging, keeping you connected to what’s most important to you on the Web.
Yeah of course the famous word "intergration". Oh well I tried it earlier today. It seemed to move quite a bit faster than all the other Netscape versions but not any faster than IE. I didn't try it for very long but I found that copying and pasting was impossible. Other frustrating things made me run back to IE. It is worth checking out though and when it's out of beta it could be pretty good. If you wanna DL it click here
While it still doesnt work, by hax0ring the mainframe I made my email@example.com
account to forward to my isp mail addy, so just fyi if you want to mail me you'll have to use firstname.lastname@example.org for a bit.
On a totally unrelated note, Thresh's FiringSquad (like a number of pages) have a nice little first throughts article on the Diablo 2 Beta... looks good.
No not Warmaker 2000...Wrestlemania 2000. Maybe TheShadow will disagree but I think those damn people robbed me of my $30 bucks. It was totally weak ending, and it just sucked. Where have you gone Undertaker! On the other hand on the new CD they put out a few of the songs are pretty good. I just figured the world wanted to know what I thought about WM 2000 (Alright so you don't.....) I think I will go back to work on my site review......Toad
Yup, that right over the next week til about saturday I'll be working on and off on my new corperate mod for TS and Firestorm. I'm changing the billboards so they advertise alot of the CnC Communtiy sites, and other sites like 3DFiles, BAMF, ICW etc. Also the buildings have been renamed, [-lp-] Tower, Wong Discount liquor, or it might of been Wong Cola :) Some one suggested the abandoned warehouse as RSN HQ. I was thinking more like Eric and Teds wh0r3house ;) I'm gonna take a 'paid vaction' as it were from Tumsun and TTR til about friday. I've alot of stuff going on and I don't mean school/work. Tip of the day: Don't have a best friend for 9 years because he'll stab you in the back.People Change.
Never for the better. [-lp-]TheShadow
As Andreas hasn't released his script yet and I'm an impatient little bastard I decided to make my own (ooohhh ahhhh). I simply modified the random quote generator at TTR
so it would display pics. I'll be setting something up at TTR with this but in the mean time heres a little preview
. Wouldn't it be cool if we fit this into this site and have that h0t chick at the top change everytime your sweaty little hands refresh the page?[-lp-]Kane41
Newsletters seem to be returning all around the place, and as the topic indicated, CNCNZ have just sent out their latest. It's more of a traditional type newsletter, with a great run-down of the recent news and a fine choice for their affiliate spotlight. Check it here
I haven't been here in a while, been really busy. =) Anyways, our cable is faster because we're better. ;) Here are some screenshots of broadband tests I did...
- Pic 1 - One of the best tests I've taken... pretty sweet. =)
- Pic 2 - Just for fun, I took the test again without clearing my cache (it tests your speed by downloading an image)... I WISH my broadband were this fast. =)
Another extremely exciting weekend for me. Mom was away in Virginia, dad was in Tenessee (yes i know I butchered the spelling) so I went over a friends house and brought along my comp for a little lan party. Bringing the comp is by no means an easy task. Weighing in at around 40 pounds w out monitor and its a tad bit awkward with a big ass
case. But since i'm wicked buff I managed it. After bitching with the usual networking bs we finnally got it working and played some CS for a while then some firestorm.
Around 7 we headed back to school (don't ask me why) for probably one of the most pathetic school events in history. It was a march madness thing with some local pos bands and well that pretty much sums it up. Came home around 11 and I played some CS till around 3am then fell off of the chair and went to sleep.
Morning rolled around at about 10:30, played some more CS till around 1 or so and owned at it. My friend and his parents left around 1 and didn't come back till about 11 so I was left alone in a strange house with nothing but dogs... (I'll leave that part out for some of our younger readers.) Watched some TV, more CS, and I was inspired so I installed Civilization 2 gold (imho the best game of all time) and played for a few hours and got to the year 1400 a.d..
My computer kept crashing in CS with the new 5.13 nvidia drivers so I installed the 5.08 drivers and that seemed to fix the problem, wh00p, back to CS. Went to bed around 4 or so, woke up at 11.
My comp and I then travelled back to my house for a few hours till my dad picked me up then back to the farm for the week, and back to ...dialup :(
This channel gets considerably more humorous, the more tired you get. Forget WOL...
( 1:34am ) [Zoomer] I am trying to send him the damn LOG files he sent meIt's actually done
( 1:35am ) [Zoomer] I am a newbie at cyber-warefare so I dont know how to make him get flooded though
( 1:36am ) ××× Zoomer (kfhsdkfskf@=K4uwjtbkbz-170-608.res.iastate.edu) has quit IRC (Excess flood)
( 1:37am ) [Zoomer] Oh that is justice for you, I try to get him and I flood myself out
. This article is done in much the same was as my FoO site review, discussing the sites growth and including quotes and stuff from a staff member at the site... I hope you enjoy it. I really must also take this opportunity to thank Shadow (the WWN one) for his help in the article. Not only did he put up with my massive slacking (we've been talking about the site review for well over a month now, I wrote it at a rate of something like 2 words a day) but he provided me with heaps of background knowledge to WWN. Finally, he helped me weed out all my typo's, and gave some great suggestions as to how to fix up some of the rough patches. The site review awaits
Its 11:25pm, I have 100 pages from a text book to summarise and instead of actually doing that I'm watching buffy while downloading 256kbps m2m mp3's...[-lp-]Warmaker
This game definately gets the WM 'omg this owns' stamp of approval. Despite having it for two or three weeks now, I only just emerged from the nashkell mines after doing what you're supposed to do there (i'd hate to ruin the story for anyone.) I'm in Nashkell at the moment, but I gave up playing after two attempts at trying to kill that mofo that duplicates himself at the north of the town (i'd been playing for two hours at that stage)
I'm quite nicely decked out too, I have like 2000 gold that I'll spend in Nashkell, but I did loose two guys from my party down in the mine (and have since added a new party member, making 5.) It's the best game I've played for ages...TSD
, the site at which Eric once worked is now back, after being down since November. Actually, it appears that it's been back for a week or two, and I only just noticed. It's great to see Cyclone back at his site.
Also, slowly making a return is ICW. While the page still points to Agent911's IP (thats why his site is down occasionally - it means he's playing WC or SC) it should be picking up, update wise in the following days.
Anyone tried it yet? As my linux box doesnt actually have linux on it at the moment, and really just sits there with ICQ, mIRC and napster at the moment I'll probably put it on there to try it out. I definately like how you dont need to have any separate partitions for it, and you can simply get it to load from windows (of course with the reboot.) It's only 40 megs too
Saw it on friday and thought it was really good. The thing that I really like about Scream in general is how it actively goes out to be such a cliche, that it's actually quite funny in stages. The start of the movie is especially good... definately worth seeing.
Sadly the rest of my weekend was a complete waste of time. Even though I spent half of it working on things, I still seem to have plenty of work / study to get done before the end of the week, let alone for next week. A couple of late nights ahead...
As most of know broadbands have finally made their way across to us (alot like flat rate calls...) and we are getting ADSL around May time. This is being provided by the big TelCo. around here BT. Basically it'll be coming out in my area in july hopefully. They say a speed of 512k which seems like ¼ of what the americans get.... All the info is here
if you're really bored tonight :)Next are the cable broadbands. Being brought to you by the three cable companies, which monopolies in different respective areas. Probably the worst written site in the history of man has all the info you need for cable. BlueYonder.com
(dont ask) tells us that Cable with offer speeds of around 480k, yet Oliver and Eric have around 1700-2000k, and the avaliablity blah blah. The sheer lameness of the writting thou is...just this crap
.Anyway, can anyone explain why these quoted speeds are about4x slower than everyones elses broadband? Maybe I should just win the lottery and get a fiber optic or summin' ;)[-lp-]TheShadow
Talking to Steve Childs this morning, actually it was nearly 2pm ( proof of time and my l33t choice once again of wallpapers
:) and some how we ended up talking about the lottery and directed me to the British National Lottery Site [link
] and I saw the figures from last weeks:
|Category||No. of Winners||Amount per Winner||Total|
|Match 6 (Jackpot)||10||£1,029,345||£10,293,450|
|Match 5 plus bonus||48||£43,148||£2,071,104|
Sales were: £56,317,684
Each ticket is £1 and according to this the whole population of England and Northern Ireland [approx 60million] bar 4million bought a ticket. Amazing what you can prove with stat...i mean facts :)[-lp-]TheShadow
That time of the month again...
In the last month we sent 52615 files (14357 last month) for a total of 672 megs (compared to 88). 35 percent of you were from .com, 27 .net and .nl and .au tied for 5 percent.
IE5 gained one percent in popularity, going to 76. Netscape 4 up to second with 10 percent. TheShadow's review of TS was our most popular article with the ww fans article number two (just swapping each others positions last month) with the KingZeus chat in third. As far as site pages go, the forum was top followed by our serti@home page.
Finally, Chili111's mega super l33t TSC was our best referer, followed by CNCNZ then WWN who took time to link us between sheep fondling and article writing (respectivly). Tumsun falled from their number one referer position last month to a very disapointing number four... I suggest a few front page updates about how good we are over the following month if they want to remain in contention. Massive props to all four sites.
Sorry about the lack of activity yesterday, I was going to post some stuff then, however I couldnt access the site (or rtsfan.) Also, my email@example.com account doesnt work (the server wont let me login), so in the mean time my ttr
account will probably have to do. Hopefully, the mail account should be fixed soon.[-lp-]Warmaker
The folks over at Westwood Studios
has taken interacting with the community idea to another level with their latest effort. This effort is basically letting a fan site host a poll and giving prizes away and such. It actully doesn't seem like a half bad idea. This is what the lucky fan site Da Pound
has to say to introduce it.
Here at The Dawg Pound, we are proud host Westwood Studios Fan Poll! Westwood wants to know what YOU think about C&C: Tiberian Sun Firestorm! As their first question to the community, we're holding a poll on a question Westwood wants answered. You can see it below, put in your vote, as everyone counts!
Along with the poll there are other things that make it worth checking out