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Mar 15, 2007, 09:06 AM
 
Intel CoreT2 Extreme quad-core processor
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Mar 15, 2007, 09:33 AM
 
And your posting this on a mac forum why?
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Same reason people post Windows stuff in here.
     
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Originally Posted by mac128k-1984 View Post
And your posting this on a mac forum why?
you're: you are
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
you're: you are
Thanks for the grammar type to be honest it really doesn't bother me when I type your or you're
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maybe you should be bothered, being as they mean different things.
     
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Did you understand what he meant? Probably.

     
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Mar 15, 2007, 11:32 AM
 
Any of you game developers, could you please port clones of the following to OS X with Open GL and Core Animation goodiness

-Dropzone http://www.c64.com/games/download.php?id=342
-International Karate + http://www.c64.com/games/download.php?id=249
-Delta http://www.c64.com/games/download.php?id=460
-Bruce Lee http://www.c64.com/games/download.php?id=90
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Originally Posted by mac128k-1984 View Post
Thanks for the grammar type to be honest it really doesn't bother me when I type your or you're

I just assume that most people would prefer to come across as being intelligent and thoughtful... I'm not calling you dumb, but it would be dumb to continue to make these basic sorts of mistakes without correcting them, or at least understanding the nature of your mistake, right?
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I just assume that most people would prefer to come across as being intelligent and thoughtful... I'm not calling you dumb, but it would be dumb to continue to make these basic sorts of mistakes without correcting them, or at least understanding the nature of your mistake, right?
This is about as inane as your complaint about those who "wrong forum" threads.

You understand that right?

The difference is, people usually know they are posting in the wrong forum while they do it, but do it anyhow.

That certainly doesn't come off as intelligent either. But hey...
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I just assume that most people would prefer to come across as being intelligent and thoughtful... I'm not calling you dumb, but it would be dumb to continue to make these basic sorts of mistakes without correcting them, or at least understanding the nature of your mistake, right?
Like I said meh.

it really doesn't bother me if I use your or you're.
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Mar 15, 2007, 11:51 AM
 
Obviously not. But it seems to bother others, except Kevin.

The grammar nazi poster is idiotic. If we all agree that grammar doesn't matter in everyday conversations we may as well close all schools.
     
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I pooped a hammer.
     
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I pooped a hammer.
In the kitchen?
     
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Originally Posted by mac128k-1984 View Post
Like I said meh.

it really doesn't bother me if I use your or you're.

Well, just as long as you understand the ramifications and aren't bothered by people thinking of you as being of pretty low intelligence. Is that really okay with you? If so, might as well stop participating in debate threads if your objective is to prove people that you're right about something, right?
     
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Mar 15, 2007, 12:07 PM
 
Sometimes I think Marden and Besson are the same person. Nothing ruins a thread quicker than a stupid typo/grammar/spelling correction post.

BTW, Lionel Richie is the man.
     
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Originally Posted by TheWOAT View Post
Sometimes I think Marden and Besson are the same person. Nothing ruins a thread quicker than a stupid typo/grammar/spelling correction post.

BTW, Lionel Richie is the man.

Maybe I actually am Marden? You shouldn't rule that out... BTW, if you were talking about me, my name is actually "besson3c"... at least, according to my birth certificate.

Perhaps I should have waited to jump in when the thread had died out in a more organic manner, I apologize to the thread starter.
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Maybe I actually am Marden?
Dude you'd be the Kaiser Soze of MacNN.
     
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Mar 15, 2007, 12:12 PM
 
Cut it out guys. I want those and other games ported. I'll do the graphics and sound if someone does the coding
     
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Mar 15, 2007, 12:16 PM
 
Any idea on price? I put that together on Newegg and without a case or PS it was already $3400.
     
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Originally Posted by Gossamer View Post
Any idea on price? I put that together on Newegg and without a case or PS it was already $3400.
Doubt it is less than $3000. For a few hundred more one could pick up an eight-core Mac Pro if rumors are true. The Commodore will have the better graphics and faster RAID though.
     
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I hope this thing can still play Jumpman.
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Originally Posted by mac128k-1984 View Post
And your posting this on a mac forum why?
its the lounge, for anything.
     
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its the lounge, for anything.
It's*
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Originally Posted by Mastrap View Post
The grammar nazi poster is idiotic. If we all agree that grammar doesn't matter in everyday conversations we may as well close all schools.
I don't think you got my point. I am not saying grammar isn't important. I am saying singling someone out in the middle of the thread because of a silly grammar mistake isn't.
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Sometimes I think Marden and Besson are the same person. Nothing ruins a thread quicker than a stupid typo/grammar/spelling correction post.
     
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I can't imagine 1.5 gigs of VRAM. Just crazy.
     
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Did you understand what he meant? Probably.

That should be "Spell Smartly."
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Did you understand what he meant? Probably.

     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Well, just as long as you understand the ramifications and aren't bothered by people thinking of you as being of pretty low intelligence.
Your kidding right

I should be concerned what folks on an internet forum think of me. Nope, sorry, I don't.
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Originally Posted by mac128k-1984 View Post
Your kidding right

I should be concerned what folks on an internet forum think of me. Nope, sorry, I don't.

You only quoted a part of my message to you, you left out the other part about being convincing in debate. Being convincing usually involves displaying some intellect, right?
     
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ignorance be bliss.
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Originally Posted by kick52 View Post
damn straight.
Don't you mean:
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Damn straight.
     
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You know, I'm really starting to believe that people that chronically misuse grammar and try to blow it off by saying "I don't care, it's only the internet" (and I'm not saying this applies to you mac128k) couldn't write well if they had to.

Why do you practice an instrument? So that playing it well is just second nature so that you don't have to think about it when it does matter. If you have to think about it, you are struggling with it.

It also drives me crazy when people become defensive and retaliate by saying "hey, you forgot to capitalize something you HYPOCRITE, and look.. you said 'teh' instead of 'the'!" Nobody expects perfection and all writing to be free of typos, but when you consistently misuse words such as "their/they're/there", "to/too", etc. you look silly. This was drilled into my head in grade school, if I can understand the differences between these words, so can you. Cut out the "it doesn't matter" crap, and just take care of business.
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
. Cut out the "it doesn't matter" crap, and just take care of business.
Well how about this.
I'll worry about my grammar (or lack there of) and you worry about yours. It does mean you turning in your grammar police badge but I think you'll find it enlightening in not telling others how to write. That way we all will have a pleasant experience on the intarweb.

You seems worried about what others perceive you as, well you keep trying to correct other people's grammar means that their perception of you is well lacking
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Mar 15, 2007, 02:55 PM
 
For some reason this conversation seems way more interesting in Pirate.
Well how about this.
I'll worry about me grammar (or lack thar o') an' ye worry about yours. 't does mean ye turnin' in yer grammar police badge but I think ye`ll find 't enlightenin' in nay tellin' others how t' write. That way we all will be havin' a pleasant experience on th' intarweb.

Ye seems worried about what others perceive ye as, well ye keep tryin' t' correct other swabbies`s grammar means that the'r perception o' ye be well lacking
     
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Originally Posted by mac128k-1984 View Post
Well how about this.
I'll worry about my grammar (or lack there of) and you worry about yours. It does mean you turning in your grammar police badge but I think you'll find it enlightening in not telling others how to write. That way we all will have a pleasant experience on the intarweb.

You seems worried about what others perceive you as, well you keep trying to correct other people's grammar means that their perception of you is well lacking

I'll back off, I was only trying to help, as well as simultaneously understand why people like yourself are defensive about these sorts of things? Is it really difficult for you to get this sort of thing right? Do you not see the value? Just curious...

I'm not sure what you meant by "enlightening", but I don't suppose it matters in this case. I won't correct your grammar misuse again, I'm sorry if I offended you.
     
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Mar 15, 2007, 02:57 PM
 
And the reply...
I`ll aft off, I be only tryin' t' help, as well as ary th' same time understand why swabbies like yersef be defensive about these sorts o' things? Be 't really difficult fer ye t' get this sort o' thin' starboard? Do ye nay be seein' th' value? Jus' curious...

I be nay sure what ye meant by "enlightening", but I dasn't suppose 't matters in this case. I won`t correct yer grammar misuse again, I be sorry if I offended ye.
     
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Dakar,

Since you seem to know a lot about pirates, I have a question I've always wondered about but have never had the opportunity to ask...

Just what is a "butt pirate"?
     
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I'll back off, I was only trying to help, as well as simultaneously understand why people like yourself are defensive about these sorts of things?
No problem and I think we both got a little defensive - I'm cool with it
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Awww. That's nice.
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
You only quoted a part of my message to you, you left out the other part about being convincing in debate. Being convincing usually involves displaying some intellect, right?
You'd be the person that thought Einstein was stupid cause he left out a apostrophe. (He did horribly at school BTW)

If you think a person is of low intellect because of a simple grammar mistake I think that says more about you, than the person you are belittling in your head.
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Dakar,

Since you seem to know a lot about pirates, I have a question I've always wondered about but have never had the opportunity to ask...

Just what is a "butt pirate"?
I'm afraid you'll have to find a true pirate and ask him.
     
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You'd be the person that thought Einstein was stupid cause he left out a apostrophe. (He did horribly at school BTW)

If you think a person is of low intellect because of a simple grammar mistake I think that says more about you, than the person you are belittling in your head.
Don't you mean:
You`d be th' swabbie that thought Einstein be lily livered cause he port ou' a apostrophe. (He did horribly at school BTW)

If ye think a swabbie be o' low intellect on accoun' o' o' a simple grammar mistake I think that says more about ye, than th' swabbie ye be belittlin' in yer hade.
     
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That's about the most bland looking PC I've ever seen.
     
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I'd take its simplicity over any of these any day.


     
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You'd be the person that thought Einstein was stupid cause he left out a apostrophe. (He did horribly at school BTW)
Not trying to pick an argument, but that's actually not true, it's a myth. Einstein did very well at school, see below. The higher the number, the higher the grade.




The Bright Truth About Einstein

Was Einstein a lousy student? The Washington Post dissects a myth that is just plain untrue.
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Albert Einstein, whose name is synonymous with genius got lousy grades. And was bad in Math.

The story persists in books, websites and even cartoons. In The Authoritative Calvin and Hobes, Calvin says, "You know how Einstein got bad grades as a kid? Well mine are even worse!"

Calvin may have been a bad student, but Einstein wasn't.

To be sure, the father of relativity fought against authority. He hated rote learning so much that he often refused to go along with teachers and often got his knuckles rapped, according to Einstein biographer Denis Brian. He admitted to havinga bad memory, and his grades were not always perfect. But he was a fine student in most subjects, Einstein scholars say.

In an 1895 letter by a close family friend looking after the then 16-year-old Einstein, he was referred to as a "wunder-kind".

There are no records of Einstein's grades in primary school, according to Robert Schulmann, a contributing editor to the Einstein Papers Projecct at the California Institute of Technology and a historian of science. The head of Einstein's Munich secondary school published his mostly did well (he always, for example, received at least a 2 in Latin, with 1 the highest and 4 the lowest).

The myth that his grades were bad may have arisen because of what happened when he went to school in Switzerland.

All this has nothing to do with relativity, but it had much to do with Einstein's contemplation of relativity. Einstein became the emblem not only of the desire to know the truth but also of the capacity to know the truth. In his 1993 novel, Einstein's Dreams, Alan Lightman writes, "In this world time is a visible dimension. Just as one may look off in the distance and see houses, trees, mountain peaks that are landmarks in space, so one may look out in another direction and see births, marriages, deaths that are signposts in time, stretching off dimly into the far future." It does not take much of another stretch to attach godhead to such a vision, though that was hardly Einstein's own feeling.

In 1895, he failed a test to study at a Zurich polytechnic university. According to Schulmann, the failure was probably because of his lack of knowledge in Frence.

In the fall of 1896, he entered the same school, and for the first two quarters, he got mostly 1s and 2s in his courses, with 1 being the best and 6 being the worst. Then the school reversed the system, making 1 the worst and 6 the best. His record suddenly shows mostly 6s and 5s. Some Einstein biographer didn't know about the policy change.

To read Einstein's essays in Out of My Later Years is to see that he held none of the artistic or political ideas that were extrapolated from his work. Whatever revisions he made of Newton, he continued to side with his predecessor on the issue of causality. He abhorred chaos and revolution for its own sake. He was devoted to constancy as much as to relativity, and to the illogical and the senses. In the end, his most useful gift may be not that he pulled the world apart but that once that was done, he strove to put it back together.

Boston University professor Thomas Glick said it is also often said that Einstein was such a poor mathematician that he was unable to count note when he played the violin. When playing with oters, he often came in late, but that was most likely from a lack of concentration, Glick said.

The is also no evidence for this commonly told story: a little girl approached him on the street and asked him some arithmetic question from her homework, and he flubbed it, saying, "I was never good at that."

"Einstein was a very good mathematician, obviously," Glick said.

Other Einstein myths persist: that he was dyslexic, that he had attention deficit disorder. There is no evidence of either, Schulmann said.

The myths persist, he said, because somehow they make people feel better.
"Part of it is wishful thinking," Schulmann said. " 'If he did badly, then my child can be a genius, too.' "
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Mar 15, 2007, 05:39 PM
 
Bah... this has nothing to do with the Commodore we knew. Even the existing Amiga branch (Amiga Incorporated) is more real than this branded crap.

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besson3c

there are plenty of members on here who are butt pirates so i'm sure you will get an answer to your question. the butt pirate poll a few months back proved that.
     
 
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