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Warcraft / M'uru video
May 24, 2008, 03:31 PM
For those interested in the fight, from my perspective.  I would suggest downloading it, the stream sucks.

General Discussion / I am spamming
April 05, 2008, 12:40 AM
Not really.  Hello
Politics / Al Gore is such a moron
February 28, 2007, 01:52 AM

QuoteThe Tennessee Center for Policy Research says today that Al Gore, who won an Academy Award last night for his film about global warming and the importance of energy conservation, uses 20 times the national average to power his Nashville mansion.  What's more, his use has increased since the release of "An Inconvenient Truth".  The Center says:

  "Gore's mansion consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES).   The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh—more than 20 times the national average.   Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh—guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Gore's average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.   Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore's energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.   Gore's extravagant energy use does not stop at his electric bill. Natural gas bills for Gore's mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year ... In total, Gore paid nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate in 2006."

So I'm supposed to live like a raccoon while this tubby fuck drives a go-cart from room to room on his fabulous estate.  These dirty god-damn hippies all tell me how awful America is and how great everyone else is, and we should all roll around in the mud like these third world nightmares whose number one export is alien like diseases, meanwhile he's flying back and forth to Caligula-like parties in Beverly Hills on his 20 million-dollar Gulfstream jet.  I'm supposed to power my shower with a treadmill, but according to this editorial in the USA Today, Gore can't even be bothered to sign up for "earth friendly" power sources like wind energy, even though the utility companies that service his homes (he has three) in Tennessee and Washington DC offer it as an alternative.  I think Ed Begley Jr. is a damn retard, but when he shakes his malnourished fingers at me and says we can all live "green", I at least know that he's speaking from experience, because he truly lives that life.  Al Gore is not a scientist or an expert on weather and he's sure as hell not an environmentalist.  He might as well tell me he's a Japanese super train that transforms into a tiger.
Warcraft / Burning Crusade
January 23, 2007, 01:28 PM
Who is 70 already?  What gear have you replaced?
Warcraft / Lawl Beta Skywing
December 26, 2006, 09:41 PM
Politics / Another question for Libs/Dems
March 10, 2006, 04:58 PM
A yes or no, one word answer will suffice for either of these questions. Yes, there is a point to this, but I would like to get a few answers before I get around to it.

Question #1:

Do you think President Bush lied to America when he said quote: "Saddam Hussein's nuclear program and weapons of mass destruction are a threat to the security of the United States of America." ?

And question #2:

Who did you vote for, Bush or Kerry?
Politics / Question for liberals
March 08, 2006, 08:28 AM
Iran is now directly verbally threatening the United States with "harm and pain".  What should be done?
Politics / Now taking bets on...
February 13, 2006, 04:16 PM
...how long it takes for Scott McLellan to go Scarface on the White House press room some day.  Seriously, they'd have to pay me a lot to put up with what he puts up with.
Politics / Leahy needs to go
February 08, 2006, 12:38 PM
Seriously...the man was grilling the U.S. Attorney General trying to get him to disclose exactly whom was being watched in the NSA "spying" program.  Is he insane?

Of course, it makes a little more sense when you see it's coming from the man who was banned from the Senate Intelligence committee in the mid-80's for leaking intelligence briefs on Iraq, Libya, and Iran-Contra.
Reduced to disrespecting the memory of a great woman by insulting the president and making political statements at her freaking funeral??

That is just beyond wrong, and it makes me sick.

Bush goes there to speak about her and honor her memory, and in turn he gets insulted in front of a mass of people as the left-wing idiots turn the whole thing into a political statement.

Props to Slick Willy though, he tried to bring order to the nonsense.
Politics / This partisan voting crap is so lame
January 31, 2006, 10:18 AM
Why can't the nominee being voted upon be scrutinized by his credentials, legal expertise, and judicial record instead of whether he's considered conservative or liberal?  When I see the democrats simply voting "no" by principle, because their boosters would pull funding if they voted for a perceived conservative candidate (and vice versa for republicans), it makes me sick.  (Of course I know that a few democrats voted yes, and a few republicans voted no)

It was all a moot point, as we all knew he would be confirmed anyway.

In this case, I found it rather amusing how shocked the democrats tried to appear after his nomination.  It almost seems as if they're just going through the motions nowadays, as if they think that simply opposing anything and everything the republicans do will get them back into office.  Senator Feinstein's comments during the hearing were probably the most comical.  She actually believes that liberal values are in the mainstream, and that simply opposing any conceived conservative will achieve her party's goals.

Also if anyone watched the confirmation hearing, note the absence of Mrs. Clinton.  Don't be surprised, as she considers herself above attending anything like this.  I can't stand that bitch.  I will shoot myself if she ever becomes any more powerful than a U.S. Senator.
Politics / NSA anti-spying controversy crap
January 17, 2006, 07:04 PM
Has any of these people that are bashing the NSA actually read the Constitution, which in no way guarantees a right to privacy?
Excess of Grok / This is the kind of crap...
January 04, 2006, 06:08 PM
...we have to deal with in Texas:

From the Houston Chronicle:

QuoteFailing to go high in Cotton reveals Raiders' limitations

Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle

DALLAS - Alabama kicker Jamie Christensen's toe took a divot out of the Cotton Bowl turf, appropriately enough, considering Christensen snap-hooked the winning field goal low but through the uprights.
"I had high hopes he would miss that kick," Texas Tech coach Mike Leach would say later, deadpanning his way through talking about a 13-10 Cotton Bowl defeat.
It was a result that Leach lamented while admitting Alabama played the better all-around game. He felt the Red Raiders could have won, should have won and perhaps with a break here or there would have won.
But in reality, the Tide's third-quarter seven-point lead seemed insurmountable. The strangling, pressing defense the Tide played against Leach's often-unstoppable offense was that good.
The Raiders' only touchdown came on a short field after a short punt and led to the final-play dramatics. But the big story there was that it was the Raiders' only TD.
This offense helped Tech become a feared threat in the Big 12 and nationally, ranking first in Division I football in passing each of the past four seasons. This offense has scored 50 or more points 16 times under the creative hand of Leach.
This team, because of Leach's offensive vision and ability to bring the best out of slightly better-than-average quarterbacking talent, can score 40, 50, even 80 points almost by accident.
But this is January.
The question of just how far this transformation of Texas Tech football can go was never more clear than in the frustration the Raiders felt on this warm, sunny day.

Is that all you've got?
In January, when championships and big-time bowl games are won, more often than not defenses are put together much like the one that shut down and overwhelmed the Raiders offense.
Not always do defenses rank second nationally in scoring like Alabama's. But if you've ever wondered if Leach's quirky spread-and-read offense is good enough to win at the BCS level, or just good enough to put up big numbers and win, Monday's effort did nothing to convince you otherwise.
Tech's offense can be astounding against most teams and many Big 12 opponents. But teams don't get to January bowl games and the biggest stages without quality, athletic defenses. Witness Tech's defense helping the Raiders get to the Cotton Bowl by ranking 25th nationally coming into Monday's game.
Leach bristled only once after Monday's loss, when he was asked about his calling frequent fade routes for receivers down the sidelines.
"The defender was right here," Leach said, gesturing. "There's a huge amount of grass (behind the cornerback), and our thought was that if we would whip this guy's (backside) and throw the ball here, we would get some yards."
Over and over, the Tide cornerbacks were up to the task, but what would you expect in January?
Leach kept trying to loosen the Tide defense with fade routes and slants. The Tide secondary kept making plays.
"Everybody was talking about if we can hold them to 29 or 30 points, we'd have a chance to win," Tide safety Charlie Peprah said. "We didn't see it that way."

Numbers don't lie

What Leach has done for the Raiders has been remarkable. And when asked about facing a defense like Alabama's, he said it was nothing new, citing the top defenses the Raiders have played in the Big 12.
But counting Monday, Tech faced four defenses ranked in the top 20 nationally. And against those four defenses, the Raiders averaged 18.5 points. Against everyone else, they averaged 57.
Even if you take away the three laughable gimmes in non-conference play, the Raiders averaged nearly 20 points more against other opponents (38.8) than against the top-20 defenses they faced.
Leach has long said that he never worries about the opponent so much as his team's ability to get the job done offensively. It's a philosophy and approach that has served the Raiders well. After all, they have become a consistent winner and they did get here. They can put on spectacular scoring shows.
But in January, there are no gimme defenses. You'd better worry about the opponent.
You'd better tweak the usual fare thrown at the other guys. In January, it's about playing in big-time BCS games, facing the most athletic opponents and taking the next step.
Leach has brought this program close. But Monday didn't answer a lot of questions about how far this offense can carry a team.

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The Houston Chronicle is a joke, they did not run a single Cotton Bowl story until the day afterwards.  Compare to the other major newspapers in Texas, each of which ran a full page story nearly every day.  The president of the Chronicle is a Texas A&M graduate, and employs mostly Texas A&M graduates.

By the way, John Lopez is a Texas A&M graduate (no way!!!!), so take whatever he says about us with a grain of salt in the first place, but let's analyze:

QuoteBut in reality, the Tide's third-quarter seven-point lead seemed insurmountable. The strangling, pressing defense the Tide played against Leach's often-unstoppable offense was that good.

Notice he never mentions the play of OUR defense, even though we held them in check pretty much the entire game save for the last drive and the 2nd play of the game (which should NOT have been a touchdown, btw) considering how badly our offense was playing.

QuoteThis team, because of Leach's offensive vision and ability to bring the best out of slightly better-than-average quarterbacking talent, can score 40, 50, even 80 points almost by accident.

Rewind, repeat.  This is the only argument they can EVER come up with.  But, it will be thrown out the window next year, when we have a real blue chip QB running the offense instead of these one and done'rs.

QuoteNot always do defenses rank second nationally in scoring like Alabama's

Yeah, uh, ok.  That only happens once a year I guess.  Great comment.    ::)

QuoteOver and over, the Tide cornerbacks were up to the task, but what would you expect in January?
Leach kept trying to loosen the Tide defense with fade routes and slants. The Tide secondary kept making plays.

Despite the fact that our #1 receiver was blatantly held and/or interfered with on several different plays where there was no call.  More than one were critical situations.  Example:  3rd and 7 in Alabama territory, fade to the left side, our receiver is shoved violently to the ground well before the ball gets there but there is mysteriously no flag.

I love the fact that this guy can only talk about defense, but he never mentions ours, which was ranked in the top 25 and did a pretty darn good job on Monday despite the position they were put in constantly.  This years' offense was not even close to even last year's offense, which itself was still not close to being our best offense under Leach.   We've had a couple of down years in our offense due to poor quarterback play (honestly, our last 2 QBs were below average, honestly only getting to play because they were seniors).  Fortunately, that problem is solved next year.

The funny thing is, this guy whines about the refs every time we win a game, never when we lose.  The officials were terrible in our game, from start to finish, on both sides.  The best example is Alabama's first (and only) touchdown, which should have been blown dead for a 2 yard loss considering the fucking receiver's knee was on the ground when the catch was made, but that's all done for.  Notice he never mentions that, even though it's been replayed over and over again on Fox.
Excess of Grok / Bowl pick 'em
December 17, 2005, 10:49 PM
New Orleans Bowl - Southern Miss over Arkansas St.
Las Vegas Bowl - Cal over BYU
Ft. Worth Bowl - Kansas over Houston
Champs Sports Bowl - Clemson over Colorado
MPC Computers Bowl - Boston College over Boise St.
Alamo Bowl - Michigan over Nebraska
Holiday Bowl - Oregon over Oklahoma
Sun Bowl - UCLA over Northwestern
Independance Bowl - South Carolina over Mizzou
Peach Bowl - Miami over LSU
Houston Bowl - TCU over Iowa State
Outback Bowl - Florida over Iowa
Gator Bowl - Virginia Tech over Louisville
Cotton Bowl - Texas Tech over Alabama
Capital One Bowl - Auburn over Wisconsin
Fiesta Bowl - Ohio State over Notre Dame
Sugar Bowl - Georgia over West Virginia
Orange Bowl - Penn State over Florida State
Rose Bowl - Texas over USC
C/C++ Programming / Anyone else...
December 09, 2005, 10:34 AM
...that has VS 2005 have serious problems?  It won't even compile Microsoft Speech SDK, and I've had to make project-wide changes in my DMBot code to even get it to compile.  I'm this close to just going back to .NET 2003
C/C++ Programming / Help with an error please
December 07, 2005, 10:14 PM
This is the same code I've been using for years, and I just installed VS 2005, and now it's giving me a new error concerning my operators in DynBuffer....here is the code with the problematic lines sandwiched between comments:

#pragma once

class DynBuffer {
unsigned long dwLen;
unsigned long dwPos;
char *lpszBuffer;
DynBuffer() { lpszBuffer = 0; dwLen = 0; dwPos = 0; }
~DynBuffer() { delete [] lpszBuffer; lpszBuffer = 0; }
void add(const char *lpszData);
void add(const void *lpData, unsigned long dwLength);
void add(unsigned long dwData);
void add(int iData) { add((unsigned long)iData); }
void add(unsigned short uData);
void add(char bData);
void add(unsigned char bData);
void get(void *lpDest, unsigned long dwLength);
void shift(unsigned long dwDest);
void insert(const void *lpData, unsigned long dwPos, unsigned long dwLength);
unsigned long length() { return dwLen; }
void clear();

operator char *(void) { return lpszBuffer + dwPos; }
operator unsigned long(void) { return *(unsigned long *)(lpszBuffer + dwPos); }
operator unsigned short(void) { return *(unsigned short *)(lpszBuffer + dwPos); }
operator char(void) { return lpszBuffer[dwPos]; }

operator ++(int) { dwPos++; if(dwPos > dwLen) dwPos = dwLen; }
operator --(int) { dwPos--; if(dwPos < 0) dwPos = 0; }
operator +=(int size) { dwPos += size; if(dwPos > dwLen) dwPos = dwLen; }
operator -=(int size) { dwPos -= size; if(dwPos < 0) dwPos = 0; }


The error I'm getting is:

Quote1>c:\projects\dmbot\DynBuffer.h(31) : error C4430: missing type specifier - int assumed. Note: C++ does not support default-int

As I've never encountered this problem before and it was working fine with VS.NET 2003, I'm not sure what it's requiring me to do here.

Any ideas?
Excess of Grok / ATTN: Grok
November 20, 2005, 07:27 PM
FSU DB Clarence Ward is transferring to Texas Tech.  Know anything about him?
Excess of Grok / Insane finish in Lubbock
November 19, 2005, 03:34 PM