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Applesoft BASIC Emulator for Mac OS X? 2,463 Views / 1 Replies  
After reading the article Why Johnny can't code (http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2006/09/14/basic/), I developed an urge to code in one of the original unstructured line programming varieties of...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Sep 15, 2006 at 08:27 AM, in Developer Center
Re: Post # 3000000! 2,507 Views / 17 Replies  
Read the definition for "Leet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet)" on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page).

-- DekuDekuplex
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Jun 2, 2006 at 06:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: High Court Trims Whistleblower Rights 499 Views / 25 Replies  
I don't know if they specify whether the goose should be the "silly" variety or will normal geese suffice. :lol:[/QUOTE]

I have heard that there is a special "silly" goose raised on a huge ranch...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Jun 2, 2006 at 05:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
High Court Trims Whistleblower Rights 499 Views / 25 Replies  
According to the article "High Court Trims Whistleblower Rights (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/05/30/national/w132119D75.DTL&type=politics) on SFGate.com...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Jun 1, 2006 at 02:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Re: A game worth buying a PC for: SPORE 2,932 Views / 46 Replies  
Unless, of course, you don't have an Intel® Core Duo-equipped Mac®. ;)

-- DekuDekuplex
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Jun 1, 2006 at 01:14 AM, in Gaming
Re: A game worth buying a PC for: SPORE 2,932 Views / 46 Replies  
Okay, I'll accept Tip #2 (regarding only the "don't take things out of context" part), but not Tip #1, because I wasn't the poster who originally resurrected this thread.

If you check the posting...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on May 24, 2006 at 01:10 AM, in Gaming
Re: A game worth buying a PC for: SPORE 2,932 Views / 46 Replies  
Seriously, I doubt that the number of people who have installed OS X on the PC is significant compared to those who have done vice versa. Not only is it illegal (unlike the vice versa), but it's...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on May 23, 2006 at 06:10 AM, in Gaming
Re: Convincing a PC Gamer to switch to Mac 3,338 Views / 53 Replies  
:D :D :D

Awesome quote.

-- DekuDekuplex
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on May 23, 2006 at 05:48 AM, in Gaming
Re: What are your top three RPG's on the Mac? 1,376 Views / 27 Replies  
Oh, no, I deliberately omitted those trademarks because they are obvious. As a matter of policy, I usually omit trademarks for Apple® products on Macintosh® forums (with the exception of this post,...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 16, 2006 at 07:51 PM, in Gaming
Re: A game worth buying a PC for: SPORE 2,932 Views / 46 Replies  
Oh my gosh.... :eek:

This ... interactive universe ... makes everything else I've ever encountered seem like child's play by comparison.

It reminds me of "Chapter 5: Virtual Reality" in Oxford...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 16, 2006 at 06:49 PM, in Gaming
Re: What are your top three RPG's on the Mac? 1,376 Views / 27 Replies  
:confused: That's strange. Have you tried out all the expansions for both titles?

Baldur's Gate™ Expansion: Tales of the Sword Coast™ (Mac)...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 16, 2006 at 05:47 PM, in Gaming
Re: Get Those Rev A MBPs Ready for eBay! 4,100 Views / 63 Replies  
Indeed.

Just for the record, according to Webopedia (http://www.webopedia.com/), Moore's Law (http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/M/Moores_Law.html) is defined as follows:


-- DekuDekuplex
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 14, 2006 at 08:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Dofus 927 Views / 5 Replies  
The following procedure outlines how I got Dofus (http://www.dofus.com/) to work:

I downloaded the .zip file for the Mac OS X version, uncompressed it, put the resulting folder into my...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 14, 2006 at 06:38 PM, in Gaming
Re: Get Those Rev A MBPs Ready for eBay! 4,100 Views / 63 Replies  
That information is not listed there, or anywhere else in any of the materials that comes with your Mac.

"Rev. A" refers to the first edition of that type of model; "Rev. B," to the second. You...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 14, 2006 at 05:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Get Those Rev A MBPs Ready for eBay! 4,100 Views / 63 Replies  
Oh yes you can. Just get a good lawyer and make sure not to have any children. ;) I've seen it done before. Celebrities do this sort of thing all the time.

-- DekuDekuplex
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 14, 2006 at 05:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Get Those Rev A MBPs Ready for eBay! 4,100 Views / 63 Replies  
No. Think: If you wait, you'll simply repeat the same kind of experience with the next model, no matter how long you wait. You'll be waiting for the next improvement, then for the one after that,...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 13, 2006 at 12:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Spilled Juice on upper-right speaker of MBP! Help! 4,133 Views / 9 Replies  
Shame on you; you shouldn't put any liquid anywhere near your MBP.

If I were you, I'd take it to the Genius Bar of your local Apple Store and have them take a quick look at it. At least that...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 13, 2006 at 12:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Y I won't buy a MacBookPro (or any other laptop) 2,756 Views / 46 Replies  
Indeed; I was a computer science student at Yale before graduating. One of the Computer Science professors there once did a poll, and discovered that the students spent an average of twenty hours...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 13, 2006 at 11:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: How did Everyone Get Into Design? 1,804 Views / 38 Replies  
I earned a B.S. in Computer Science at Yale University, but hated programming and found designing algorithms more interesting. I was really interested in taking a course in 3D computer graphics...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 12, 2006 at 07:35 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: Holy @*^#, best shareware EVER!! 1,191 Views / 11 Replies  
The shareware version was fun, but too easy to master. After about three hours, I was bored. I wish that it had a few more available levels.

-- DekuDekuplex
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 12, 2006 at 05:03 PM, in Gaming
Re: What are your top three RPG's on the Mac? 1,376 Views / 27 Replies  
Along that line, my favorite three console RPG's are the following:

1. Dragon Quest® VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/dragonquest/eight/) (Japanese...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 12, 2006 at 04:51 PM, in Gaming
What are your top three RPG's on the Mac? 1,376 Views / 27 Replies  
What are your top three RPG's (as opposed to FPS's) on the Mac?

Mine are the following:

1. EverQuest® Macintosh Edition (http://eqmac.station.sony.com/)
2. Deus Ex™...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 12, 2006 at 04:28 PM, in Gaming
Re: Ars Technica steps on EverQuest® Macintosh Edition! 1,901 Views / 92 Replies  
Interesting. I was simply trying to follow posted guidelines. In any event, unless I see something official in writing to the contrary, I just think that it is safer to follow posted guidelines on...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 4, 2006 at 07:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Ars Technica steps on EverQuest® Macintosh Edition! 1,901 Views / 92 Replies  
What are the legal requirements for trademark symbol usage?

For example, according to the Preface (http://www.sun.com/policies/trademarks/) of the online "Sun Trademark and Logo Usage...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 4, 2006 at 06:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Ars Technica steps on EverQuest® Macintosh Edition! 1,901 Views / 92 Replies  
The typographical marks are a carry-over from my writing style for drafts that I submit for published articles on Macs and gaming, where those marks are required. I use them because I find it...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 4, 2006 at 05:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Students Block Interstate by Going 55 MPH 4,262 Views / 158 Replies  
They were not obeying the law.[/QUOTE]

:confused: Strange law. So it's legal for the police to use the speed limit virtually only to raise revenue by ticketing people who go at the same speed as...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 4, 2006 at 03:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Ars Technica steps on EverQuest® Macintosh Edition! 1,901 Views / 92 Replies  
Actually, if you check the censored, overwritten post at Ars OpenForum 3.0b (http://episteme.arstechnica.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/39309975/m/420000697731) (be sure to note the significant comment...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 4, 2006 at 12:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Whoa! Airbrushing! 1,180 Views / 26 Replies  
:lol: The inverse happened to me after I graduated from college: My roommate was moving with me from New Haven, CT, to New York City, and I was virtually broke, so I needed him to drive me to my new...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 3, 2006 at 02:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Ugh... 1,451 Views / 59 Replies  
I think that you did the Right Thing™.

Tell the teacher and the school principal, and, if possible, have somebody strong sit next to you in class.

If you're up to it, come up with a way to...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 3, 2006 at 02:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Favorite Anime? 15,746 Views / 217 Replies  
My favorite anime motion picture is "Spirited Away (「千と千尋の神隠し」)," (http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/animatedfilms/studioghibli/spiritedsynopsis.html) by Hayao Miyazaki. This was the movie that...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 3, 2006 at 01:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: I saw this and I almost cried... 905 Views / 21 Replies  
Insanely great™!

-- DekuDekuplex
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 3, 2006 at 01:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ars Technica steps on EverQuest® Macintosh Edition! 1,901 Views / 92 Replies  
This thread (http://www.eqmac.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6125) describes what happened three days ago over at Ars OpenForum 3.0b when I tried to post a personal review of EverQuest® Macintosh Edition...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 3, 2006 at 12:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Impressions of the EverQuest 15-day Free Trial 1,441 Views / 14 Replies  
Neither MMORPG is very popular here, in fact. The most popular MMORPG's here are Lineage® II (http://www.lineage2.com/), Lineage™ (http://www.lineage.com/), and Final Fantasy® XI Online...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Feb 28, 2006 at 09:30 AM, in Gaming
Re: Impressions of the EverQuest 15-day Free Trial 1,441 Views / 14 Replies  
Specifically, what makes Ars OpenForum 3.0b "shitty?" All I noticed was that their posts were not interesting, their moderators didn't know how to moderate, and that their Managing Editor didn't...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Feb 28, 2006 at 07:54 AM, in Gaming
Re: Impressions of the EverQuest 15-day Free Trial 1,441 Views / 14 Replies  
Gee, I wish. Unfortunately, Sony® doesn't seem to care about gaming on the Mac platform in general, or about EverQuest® Macintosh Edition in particular. If you had read my thread Ars Technica steps...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Feb 28, 2006 at 04:10 AM, in Gaming
Re: Impressions of the EverQuest 15-day Free Trial 1,441 Views / 14 Replies  
Ha ha ha! Wow, what a compliment! :eek: :cool:

If you don't believe that I wrote these responses on-the-spot, go read my lengthy game reviews in the MetroMac Alliance Games Discussion Forum...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Feb 28, 2006 at 03:44 AM, in Gaming
Re: Impressions of the EverQuest 15-day Free Trial 1,441 Views / 14 Replies  
While this problem hasn't been fixed, there are actually certain advantages to this situation.

Specifically, according to some of the posts...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Feb 27, 2006 at 05:58 PM, in Gaming
Impressions of the EverQuest 15-day Free Trial 1,441 Views / 14 Replies  
Introduction

Recently, I've become quite addicted to the original EverQuest® Macintosh Edition (http://eqmac.station.sony.com/), a swords-and-sorcery style fantasy MMORPG (Massively Multi-player...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Feb 27, 2006 at 06:32 AM, in Gaming
Re: Convincing a PC Gamer to switch to Mac 3,338 Views / 53 Replies  
Getting an eMachines® (http://www.emachines.com/) PC for gaming is just silly. That's like getting a Dell™ for multimedia, or going to McDonald's® for gourmet dining.

I'm a hardcore gamer who...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Feb 27, 2006 at 12:32 AM, in Gaming
Re: java games 685 Views / 3 Replies  
Really!? That comes as a surprise. I can't hear any sounds in RuneScape® (http://www.runescape.com/) in Safari, and according to Point 5 of the RuneScape Technical FAQ...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Feb 3, 2006 at 06:58 PM, in Gaming
Poll: Re: What would you call the MacBook Pro? 396 Views / 3 Replies  
"Why would anyone care less [my emphasis] about what Apple names a new computer?" You probably mean, "Why would anyone care at all about what Apple names a new computer," since if you're asking why...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Feb 2, 2006 at 08:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: What would you call the MacBook Pro? 396 Views / 3 Replies  
What is everybody else's opinion on the name "MacBook Pro?"

I would have preferred "PowerBook Intel," since the major distinction is the Intel-manufactured chip.

My reasoning is as follows: ...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Feb 2, 2006 at 06:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: mac gaming dead 5,031 Views / 126 Replies  
Try Dofus (http://www.dofus.com/). It's an epic Flash-based bona fide tactical MMORPG/interactive cartoon, not just some FPS, and it runs in Mac OS X, Linux, and even Windows. It's been taking over...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Feb 2, 2006 at 05:42 PM, in Gaming
Re: Please help stop these dorks from making fun of Mac-users. 1,091 Views / 26 Replies  
Actually, they just replied to my message, as follows:



Apparently, the effort wasn't such a waste of time, after all.

-- DekuDekuplex
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Jan 27, 2006 at 07:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Please help stop these dorks from making fun of Mac-users. 1,091 Views / 26 Replies  
Some dorks at a company called "ZyTrax" running a site called Browser ID Strings (a.k.a. User Agent ID) (http://www.zytrax.com/tech/web/browser_ids.htm) are apparently having a fun time in making fun...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Jan 27, 2006 at 06:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Do I really need a Wildeepz? 4,722 Views / 58 Replies  
If your lid already springs up as soon as your press the button to release the latch, then you probably won't need one, unless you do something to press the lid too hard against the keyboard.

My...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Jun 7, 2005 at 06:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: RadTech ScreenSavRz & Wildeepz Pics & Impressions 4,722 Views / 58 Replies  
There is a problem with the latch on the new aluminum PowerBooks that sometimes causes the latch to get stuck because the lid does not rise easily. There has been at least one user who has claimed...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Jun 7, 2005 at 03:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Gaming in Virtual PC? 773 Views / 11 Replies  
Read my related article, Why Apple Cant Afford to Ignore the Gaming Industry (http://metromac.org/newsletter/express/may04/gaming.html).

The two titles that I would most like to see ported to the...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Mar 27, 2005 at 11:54 AM, in Gaming
Is Mac OS X 10.2.8 safe now? 699 Views / 12 Replies  
Several months ago, I read some postings about various battery meter-related problems in updating to Mac OS X 10.2.8.

Is it now safe to upgrade? I am currently using 10.2.6, but it gets into a...
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Jan 22, 2005 at 05:56 PM, in Mac OS X
"Why Apple Can't Afford to Ignore the Gaming Industry" 2,632 Views / 26 Replies  
Perhaps somebody at Apple finally read my article, "Why Apple Can't Afford to Ignore the Gaming Industry (http://www.metromac.org/newsletter/express/may04/gaming.html)."

-- DekuDekuplex
Posted by DekuDekuplex, on Dec 23, 2004 at 04:37 AM, in Gaming
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