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Who would get a laptop for games anyway? The card... 1,909 Views / 87 Replies  
Who would get a laptop for games anyway? The card is fine for most basic operations.. and no, most students don't need to edit Raw files in Aperture, build 3d models in Maya, or edit feature length...
Posted by spectre, on Mar 28, 2007 at 10:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I really need to see Federer live in the next few... 18,417 Views / 263 Replies  
I really need to see Federer live in the next few years. Too bad there aren't really any big tennis tournaments even close to Vancouver.

Gonzo had a great tournament. He was playing Federer-like...
Posted by spectre, on Jan 29, 2007 at 12:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Heh, gotta love the ball'girls'. I saw the match... 18,417 Views / 263 Replies  
Heh, gotta love the ball'girls'. I saw the match against Gonzalez, and man, Federer just kicked his ass. He's just so much better than anyone else right now, and Nadal is struggling a bit on hard...
Posted by spectre, on Oct 23, 2006 at 09:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Roddick played really well, and actually had a... 18,417 Views / 263 Replies  
Roddick played really well, and actually had a chance to take control of the match in the third set. If he had broken Federer's serve, it would have been quite a different match.

Federer was...
Posted by spectre, on Sep 11, 2006 at 06:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow.. did anyone else watch the match against... 854 Views / 19 Replies  
Wow.. did anyone else watch the match against Baghdatis? Incredible match, with Andre winning in the fifth. Tennis can be boring to watch sometimes, but when it's exciting... I don't think there's...
Posted by spectre, on Sep 1, 2006 at 01:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm glad Fed won. At least we have a rivalry in... 18,417 Views / 263 Replies  
I'm glad Fed won. At least we have a rivalry in tennis right now. They are both very different players, both in style and mannerism, and it'd be good to see a strong rivalry develop.

U.S. tennis...
Posted by spectre, on Jul 12, 2006 at 11:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
THe Italy/USA game was horribly played yet full... 16,942 Views / 510 Replies  
THe Italy/USA game was horribly played yet full of drama. The Americans did try very hard this time—you've got to give them credit for that—yet their only goal was... well.. not even their goal :/...
Posted by spectre, on Jun 18, 2006 at 02:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Simply beautiful soccer by the Czech team. I... 16,942 Views / 510 Replies  
Simply beautiful soccer by the Czech team. I really loved watching them play. I think we may have seen the emergence of a new star too, Rucisnsky (spl?). Arsenal fans must be drooling.
Posted by spectre, on Jun 12, 2006 at 02:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I hope Fed gets at least one French Open title... 18,417 Views / 263 Replies  
I hope Fed gets at least one French Open title before he calls it quits. I guess he still has many chances left though :) I really feel Federer has the tools necessary to beat Nadal, even on clay,...
Posted by spectre, on Jun 11, 2006 at 11:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'll be cheering for the Netherlands and England.... 16,942 Views / 510 Replies  
I'll be cheering for the Netherlands and England. The Dutch always have great teams, but don't necessarily go that far in the tournament. However, I think they are the one team that could beat Brazil...
Posted by spectre, on May 27, 2006 at 07:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Super Mario Kart Mario 64 and probably the... 1,378 Views / 41 Replies  
Super Mario Kart
Mario 64
and probably the original Super Mario Brothers for NES.
Posted by spectre, on May 18, 2006 at 10:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I haven't played games since the psx n64 days... 406,730 Views / 9,786 Replies  
I haven't played games since the psx n64 days (haven't even touched any of the newer systems), but the Wii looks fun. I may end up getting one just for tennis and other party like games. I don't have...
Posted by spectre, on May 15, 2006 at 05:17 PM, in Gaming
Well Federer is getting closer to beating Nadal... 18,417 Views / 263 Replies  
Well Federer is getting closer to beating Nadal on clay. They are clearly the undisputed number 1 and 2 players on clay, though Federer really should have won the match. Maybe this will give him...
Posted by spectre, on May 14, 2006 at 06:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: The fanboyism on all sides (Sony, micorosft and... 406,730 Views / 9,786 Replies  
The fanboyism on all sides (Sony, micorosft and nintendo) seems a bit stupid in my opinion (then again, I am a bit of an Apple fanboy). I really see the systems appealing to different people, and I...
Posted by spectre, on May 11, 2006 at 12:29 AM, in Gaming
The mac mini seems to be virtually silent for... 1,596 Views / 27 Replies  
The mac mini seems to be virtually silent for most of the time...

Personally, I'd suggest an iMac especially if you're going to be buying a mouse, keyboard, and monitor. It's probably a better...
Posted by spectre, on Apr 8, 2006 at 07:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
I haven't owned a console since the days of psx... 32,019 Views / 1,371 Replies  
I haven't owned a console since the days of psx and n64, but I just might get a revolution if it is cheap enough. A lot of simple games could be fun with that new controller... something like a...
Posted by spectre, on Apr 8, 2006 at 02:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's a high quality picture of that map thingy:... 23,271 Views / 516 Replies  
Here's a high quality picture of that map thingy: http://img86.imageshack.us/my.php?image=snapshot200603292105163qo.jpg

I can decipher cogito ergo doleo (i think therefore I'm depressed) and some...
Posted by spectre, on Mar 30, 2006 at 01:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Soon I'll be averaging one post a year.... 5,184 Views / 156 Replies  
Soon I'll be averaging one post a year....
Posted by spectre, on Mar 22, 2006 at 12:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
hah.. yeah, that's a bad picture. I'm... 2,000 Views / 58 Replies  
hah.. yeah, that's a bad picture.

I'm willing to give the movie a chance. At least it'll have a good plot this time, based on an original Ian Fleming novel (one of my favourites)—unless they...
Posted by spectre, on Feb 20, 2006 at 12:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
From what I saw, Canada looked pretty good—albeit... 1,818 Views / 75 Replies  
From what I saw, Canada looked pretty good—albeit very sluggish. Powerplay with Sakic, Iginla, Bertuzzi, Blake and Pronger looked amazing.
Posted by spectre, on Feb 16, 2006 at 02:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Baghdatis will be fun to watch in the future...... 18,417 Views / 263 Replies  
Baghdatis will be fun to watch in the future... he almost plays a bit like federer, which is a good thing. (and yes, his gf is hot... though only 17)
Posted by spectre, on Jan 29, 2006 at 08:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Eug... Just a quick correction. The NDP was... 638 Views / 26 Replies  
Eug... Just a quick correction. The NDP was actually short of holding the balance of power last parliament also, which is why the government needed the support of at least 2 independents + NDP...
Posted by spectre, on Jan 26, 2006 at 11:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
FOr me the choice has always been between liberal... 1,343 Views / 95 Replies  
FOr me the choice has always been between liberal and ndp, and this time i'm going with the NDP. Honestly, I don't care if they have a poor economic record with provincial governments because they'll...
Posted by spectre, on Jan 23, 2006 at 03:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Groups E and C looks very tough. Not much chance... 1,520 Views / 66 Replies  
Groups E and C looks very tough. Not much chance for the USA to get out of their group as one of the top two imo.
Posted by spectre, on Dec 11, 2005 at 02:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Philosophy has made me realize how stupid I... 1,076 Views / 46 Replies  
Philosophy has made me realize how stupid I really am. But throw out a few quotes by Aristotle to your grandparents, and they think you're a genius.

Oh and yes.. Philosophy is turning me nuts....
Posted by spectre, on Dec 5, 2005 at 08:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just finished reading Casino Royale, and I... 18,626 Views / 154 Replies  
Just finished reading Casino Royale, and I starting to see why they would want to make the change from Brosnan to someone else. The book is great, but much, much different than the last number of...
Posted by spectre, on Oct 24, 2005 at 06:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought Federer played pretty poorly today,... 18,417 Views / 263 Replies  
I thought Federer played pretty poorly today, except when he needed to life his game in the third set tiebreak. Having said that, Andre played really well for those first three sets... making it a...
Posted by spectre, on Sep 11, 2005 at 08:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I definitely see this coming down to a... 1,067 Views / 29 Replies  
I definitely see this coming down to a Federer/Nadal final. I doubt Hewitt can take out Federer, and I doubt that Agassi can take out Nadal (are they on the same side of the draw?). Nadal has the...
Posted by spectre, on Aug 31, 2005 at 04:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ullrich was pretty impressive today, as, of... 3,631 Views / 198 Replies  
Ullrich was pretty impressive today, as, of course, was Armstrong. I would love to be able to cycle as easily and fast as these guys... you could pretty much go anywhere.

Poor Rasmussen. That...
Posted by spectre, on Jul 24, 2005 at 12:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep.. this is the same problem I used to have on... 649 Views / 8 Replies  
Yep.. this is the same problem I used to have on my 733 g4, 512mb ram, Radeon 7500. I'm not sure what the problem was... but it generally just went away after a week or so.
Posted by spectre, on Jul 23, 2005 at 02:50 PM, in Gaming
I had that same problem every once in a while... 649 Views / 8 Replies  
I had that same problem every once in a while with UT in both OS X and OS 9. I'm not sure if it's the same thing.. but when I tried to connect to the server listings (or even the news thingy) the...
Posted by spectre, on Jul 19, 2005 at 09:43 PM, in Gaming
He was incredible today. Fun stuff to watch! 18,417 Views / 263 Replies  
He was incredible today. Fun stuff to watch!
Posted by spectre, on Jul 3, 2005 at 05:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think I've got a solution: We teach philosophy... 5,075 Views / 184 Replies  
I think I've got a solution: We teach philosophy in school, in which intelligent design is debated/analyzed. People claim that intelligent design isn't science, while creationists claim that kids...
Posted by spectre, on Jun 14, 2005 at 02:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Paris should be interesting this year...... 18,417 Views / 263 Replies  
Paris should be interesting this year... Hopefully we'll get some decent coverage in north america :)
Posted by spectre, on May 19, 2005 at 12:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
He played so incredibly poorly in that final.... 18,417 Views / 263 Replies  
He played so incredibly poorly in that final. I've never seen him make so many errors. Nevertheless, he stuck with it and pulled it off through mental toughness and endurance. Anyone see the Agassi...
Posted by spectre, on Apr 5, 2005 at 02:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Federer seems almost unbeatable these days. In... 18,417 Views / 263 Replies  
Federer seems almost unbeatable these days. In almost all sports I cheer for the underdog, but for some reason, I just can't route against this guy. Probably because his tennis is just so nice to...
Posted by spectre, on Mar 24, 2005 at 06:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The only player I like out of the top 4 is... 18,417 Views / 263 Replies  
The only player I like out of the top 4 is Federer (who is incredible to watch and has a great attitude), but now that he's out.. I don't know who to cheer for :( Hewitt can get annoying with his...
Posted by spectre, on Jan 29, 2005 at 02:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Going back to macs (mac mini). My impressions. 1,844 Views / 26 Replies  
That's pretty bad that they tried to push you on antivirus software. One of the selling points of a mac is well, there aren't any (that I'm aware of), viruses. I personally wouldn't worry about...
Posted by spectre, on Jan 24, 2005 at 12:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
Crime and Punishment - Fydor Dostoevsky The... 3,419 Views / 71 Replies  
Crime and Punishment - Fydor Dostoevsky
The Stranger - Albert Camus
All the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy
Laidlaw - William McIlvanney

Just a few of my favourite novels :)

Oh, and if you...
Posted by spectre, on Jan 15, 2005 at 06:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, Apple does actually sell at least one... 5,221 Views / 146 Replies  
Well, Apple does actually sell at least one relatively cheap CRT monitor, albeit it is kinda difficult to find:...
Posted by spectre, on Jan 12, 2005 at 02:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I try :) Alright, perhaps we should start with... 1,524 Views / 55 Replies  
I try :)
Alright, perhaps we should start with what you believe a 'primitive' society to be. What makes the Andaman and Nicobar tribes more primitive than the Akha tribes? Is it because the Akha...
Posted by spectre, on Jan 9, 2005 at 11:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, one example comes to my mind immediately.... 1,524 Views / 55 Replies  
Well, one example comes to my mind immediately. The Iroquois, a matrilineal and matrilocal people of north-eastern North America, are probably the closest society known in which men and women...
Posted by spectre, on Jan 9, 2005 at 08:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Check out this story at the Globe and Mail:... 1,524 Views / 55 Replies  
Check out this story at the Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20050104.wsogtrib0104/BNStory/Front/

Interesting stuff. Goes to show that we can potentially learn...
Posted by spectre, on Jan 4, 2005 at 05:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is great news with the USA upping its total... 1,938 Views / 112 Replies  
This is great news with the USA upping its total to 350 million. Western countries are really starting to come along: UK, 96 million; France 57 million; Sweden 75.5 million; Spain 68 million.

Let...
Posted by spectre, on Dec 31, 2004 at 03:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
ebuddy, excellent posts. I do have a few... 1,947 Views / 97 Replies  
ebuddy, excellent posts. I do have a few questions that I've struggled with, and perhaps you can provide some answers.

It would seem to me as though the theistic God is perfect; that is, all...
Posted by spectre, on Dec 23, 2004 at 05:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
hah, yeah.. poor wording on my part. When you... 588 Views / 9 Replies  
hah, yeah.. poor wording on my part. When you live in the mountains, you tend to (or at least I do) refer to them all as hills. It really is a great mountain, with a lot of good intermediate/advanced...
Posted by spectre, on Dec 21, 2004 at 10:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Moron... 1,947 Views / 97 Replies  
How can one have a view from nowhere? And isn't the point of an essay to put forward a thesis, thus backing it up with various reasonshence, having the agenda of arguing a thesis with the aim at...
Posted by spectre, on Dec 21, 2004 at 10:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've skied there once, two years ago I think. ... 588 Views / 9 Replies  
I've skied there once, two years ago I think. It's a nice hill, but when I was there it was about -25 C, so it was a painful experience. I prefer Silver Star myself, but Sun Peaks is great too.....
Posted by spectre, on Dec 21, 2004 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
CreepingDeth, Correct me if I'm wrong, but I... 3,756 Views / 256 Replies  
CreepingDeth,

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I see your argument as follows: If one supports gay marriage, then one must accept that all marriages should be based on the same logical reasons given...
Posted by spectre, on Dec 15, 2004 at 12:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Troll: This is actually a fairly interesting... 709 Views / 26 Replies  
Troll:

This is actually a fairly interesting observation. I think one must first understand that all writing systems are based on a standard, which is basically a dialect of the language that has...
Posted by spectre, on Nov 5, 2004 at 05:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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