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C&C in 3D
Jan 4, 2000 9:38pm firstname.lastname@example.org
Ever since I started playing C&C I thought how cool it would be if they could do a 3-D version like at the end of C&C1. Well finally Westwood got around to doing it. Here is an expanded story on it. Command & Conquer - Renegade
In World Annihilation News...
Jan 4, 2000 9:42pm email@example.com
On a scary note its been reported Tawian has the ok to test an anti-missile system. I am sure that wont go over to well in Bejjing. The US sold the Tawianese 200 enhanced Patriot missiles a while back. I guess we know what we can to lose sleep over now the Soviet Union is history.
China is also in the news for a recent rash of UFO sightings. It seems it isn't just us crazy Americans seeing things and getting abducted. Story Here.
Super CD out. DVD Audio still on the way
Jan 4, 2000 9:44pm firstname.lastname@example.org
Now that the hackers have broken the DVD-Video Standard, it seems the companys pushing the DVD-Audio have decided to hold off releasing the gear and re-code the encryption so that it will be more secure. I don't know why they didn't in the first place. I was at Tweeters the other day, they had about 40-50 Super CDs on a shelf in the corner. Of course there was no Super CD players to play them in the store. Super CD / DVD Audio Story
Oops Y2K keeps the spys out of business
Jan 4, 2000 9:44pm email@example.com
It seems a rather large Y2k bug cropped up on a US Spy satellite. They lost contact/control of it for several hours. I wonder how much other black ops stuff had y2k stuff we will never hear about. Interesting story talks about a location near Washington DC "Area 58" that processes alot of the images taken by the KH-11 and others.
|Freeware Q3 Internet Server Tool|
|Jan 1, 1999 8:25pm firstname.lastname@example.org
Server tool for Quake 3 and a couple dozen other games.
Very similar to Gamespy, but its Freeware, Gamespy is shareware.
Jan 1, 1999 4:25pm email@example.com
|I Wanna be a Trooper Too!!!!|
Jan 1, 1999 12:45pm firstname.lastname@example.org
I seems my a friend of mine from college is a cooler geek than me.
Rick Dewitt has built his own Storm Trooper costume.
|Quake 3 Servers ?|
|Jan 1, 1999 2:05pm email@example.com
I have been playing Quake 3 online after getting it as a christmas present from my brother. I am looking for some Local servers, or servers that aren't that many hops away from my location. My ISP lease a T1 from cw.net bordercore2.Boston.cw.net this server I found in chicago is 12 hops away around 280-360 MS Ping time. hoth.penguinpowered.com they list the stats of the players its kinda cool.
I am list on here as TU
|Y2K, Its Ok, Everyone can breathe now.|
|Jan 1, 1999 2:45pm firstname.lastname@example.org
There wasn't much going on last night luckily. I guess alot of people (like my Mom) were actually working and checking everything during the night. Nothing to report here sat around with some friends and watched a bunch of DVDs. Its gonna take awhile to get used to this 2000 stuff. I am just s glad the Wackos didn't come out the woods blowing up or shooting people. A nuclear plant in Japan had a problem with some monitoring equipment Story Here.
|Quake 3 Rocks, Here is a demo I recorded|
|Jan 9, 2000 10:45pm email@example.com
I played some Q3 Arena at home. I recorded a demo
one of the games. I think its great to show how fast
paced and action packed a Q3 game can be.
Here is the Q3 Recorded Demo (510k zipped)
You need to unzip and install this file into a /quake3/baseq3/demos/ directory
|I wish sometimes I was just making this stuff up....|
|Jan 8, 2000 2:45pm firstname.lastname@example.org
Naked Female Klingons ?
It seems there is a strong need for this in the Federation and Klingon Empire. Here
Walmart Online sells porn?
Cybersex its not just about typing anymore.
|The Ultimate Quake 3 Station ? or the Answer to 24hr Tech Support ?|
|Some Random Interesting (to me anyway) News Tidbits|
|Jan 7, 2000 9:15pm email@example.com
The Official Matrix Screen Saver is avialable online
(win95/98 1692k) Here.
3com 11 Mbps Air Connect for the PC. Looks
Tech news. Sigma Design is coming out with a Progressive Scan DVD chip for better DVD decoding. Here.Its hard to beleive, I mean DVDs look amazing already to me. Makes cable TV look like white noise.
Quake 3 News
Amigas have been in the news again lately. Gateway sold them and maybe we will see a new machine. Amiga Story Once I was introduced to an Amiga 1000, when my folks had an 8088, it was and still is an amazing machine.
Some cool technology. A new jpeg standard is in the works, with better quality and smaller file size. Jpeg2000 story How much smaller and clearer can they get images? Ain't technology wonderful?
I found a tiny bit of info on the latest? US recon
satellite KH-12 KH-12
|The Latest Bradley Campaign News|
|Jan 7, 2000 9:15pm firstname.lastname@example.org
BRADLEY CAMPAIGN UPDATE ** NEW TELEVISION ADS RELEASED **
The Bradley campaign release two new television ads this week -- "Education" which will run in Iowa, and "Leadership" which will run in New Hampshire. Both ads can be viewed on the campaign web site, http://www.billbradley.com.
The education ad features Bradley talking about
the importance of quality teachers, and highlights his proposal to
train and place 600,000 new teachers in America's schools over the
next 10 years. "Leadership" features Bradley emphasizing the need to
address the problems facing our country -- like gun violence, child
poverty and the millions of people without health insurance -- now,
while we're enjoying the prosperity that will make change possible.
** SATURDAY DEBATE IN DES MOINES **
** GET INVOLVED -- HELP TEAM BRADLEY **
|Gores confusion on Creationism and Evolution|
|Jan 5, 2000 11:45pm email@example.com
I was watching the debate tonight. Gore did it again, the earlier debate he screwed up as far as I could tell he said evolution when he meant creationism. So tonight in the debate he said what he meant last time.
01/05/00 I haven't found a source yet on this one, but this is pretty much what was said tonight. Al Gore asked about his religious views and alienating other religions. He said Creationism has no place being taught in school I believe there should be a strong separation of church and state.
12/18/99 Al Gore again in a debate directly quoted
"And I think that carries with it not only an obligation to respect the
Constitution. For example, I think the Constitution forbids the teaching
of evolution in schools, unless - except in religion class, not in science
|More shots from Quake 3 Arena|
|Jan 2, 2000 1:45pm firstname.lastname@example.org
|New Look & Direction at random-abstract.com|
|Jan 1, 2000 5:05pm email@example.com
Welcome to the newly redesigned website site www.random-abstract.com.
Before I had this site more as a personal home page instead of an informational,
useless nerdy geek site. Things are just getting started, so enjoy!
Jan 1, 2000 4:45pm firstname.lastname@example.org
They're here, all thanks
to me. Stay home, Jimmy, we got all the bases covered.
Finally, some new speakers!
When I'm used to my home
I have added some people
I know to post
How much does this
place bill out a month? And not a paper towel in sight. I hate to drip
dry! Jim "Delivery Boy" is out sick, so it will
I was reading another
article about the Hacker group Global Hell.
Ron, the webaster vodoo
maker of random-abstract.com, doesn't eat meat. I asked him today what
he did when he craved a meatloaf sanwhich. He says he never does!!! Unreal!
I had heard gateway
was going to be offering AMD based computers. I was
Here's a scary one.
A meteor exploded in midair over Canada/Alaska
They still haven't found
out what those big chunks of ice that fell in Spain are.
I'm the only person
here in the office. Watch out bandwith, here I come!
Wow. we watched part
of the news conference here at work. Its a mobile
First there was Kyoko
Date in Japan, she never really caught on.
Sure is a lot of useful
stuff on this useless site.
The Air Force will
be testing a star wars like anti missile system tonight.
Looks like science
has gotten one step closer to cloning humans.
I found this site I
wanted to read but it wasn't in english. I then remembered
Sure why not, everything
else is. This site found some Star Wars Episode 1
I have been trying
to follow this Windows 2000 thing. I found at Microsoft the
The space above is
available for rent. Banner ad reps, please contact Ron.
11:00 pm EST Thursday
night there will be a lunar eclipse covering most of the
the Q3Arena fun begin
ID software has recently
released some source code for creating mods.
I was tired of seeing
the old stuff that was on this page so I whacked it.
How come Ron is always
posting useful stuff, instead of mindless drivel... You know, like me.
Oh yeah, who is the slice of the day?
That Transmeta secret
chip is ready for primetime on wednesday. For a
More Coverage of the
16 year old the DVD Guys are going after. Here
I should make a spoof movie of The Matrix (TM of course =) and have Jon
be chased down by ruthless "Agents" dragging him in for release
"The CODE" Its probably already being done actually.
Way too much coffee (this morning IE yesterday)... Too many rants...
I am thinking in HTMLized code... Time for Bed...
P.S. I lost this post had to dig out of a .pl cache file from my netscape. - TU
|DVD Coporate Multinationals on the Rampage....|
Don't mess with the
Multinationals. So your a hacker 16 not in the US,
I guess your not immune to the long arm of law. Jon Johansen
did, 16-year-old Norwegian boy had his house raided and was detained.
He just happens to be one to the hackers involved in decoding the Flawed 40
bit DVD encryption scheme. Story Here
The norwegian hacker Johansen (and two others) called themselves:
MoRE (Masters of Reverse Engineering)
The key is 5 bytes long and MoRE got more than 170 working keys.
Each DVD has 400 copies of the same unique decryption key, each encrypted
with every unlock code. From what I've read reverse engineering something isn't
considered illegal in the U.S.
|Cat Poop Coffee anyone ?|
To get the ultimate
cup of coffee the bean has to pass thru the system of
the Palm Civet a 4 to 11 pound cat like creature similar to a raccoon. As
little as 500 Lbs of the Kopi Luwak coffee bean is available per year and
roast Kopi Luwak sells for over $175.00 a lbs. It is imported into the U.S.
by M.P. Mountanos Inc. but the bulk of the Kopi Luwak coffee is bought by
the Japanese. here is a quote on the taste.
"It's the best coffee I've ever tasted. It's really good, heavy with a caramel
taste, heavy body. It smells musty and junglelike green, but it roasts up real nice."
Luwaks and Palm Civet
Kopi Luwak and More info
|Totally Useless Food Facts|
>The FDA allows an
average of 30 or more insect fragments and one or
more rodent hairs per 100 grams of peanut butter.
>Haggis, the national dish of Scotland: take the heart, liver, lungs, and
small intestine of a calf or sheep, boil them in the stomach of the animal,
season with salt, pepper and onions, add suet and oatmeal.
> Large doses of coffee can be lethal. Ten grams, or 100 cups over
4 hours, can kill the average human.
>Persians first began using colored eggs to celebrate spring in 3,000 B.C.
13th century Macedonians were the first Christians on record to use colored
eggs in Easter celebrations. Crusaders returning from the Middle East spread
the custom of coloring eggs, and Europeans began to use them to celebrate
Easter and other warm weather holidays.
>Rice is the staple food of more than one-half of the world’s population
>The largest item on any menu in the world is probably the roast camel, sometimes
served at Bedouin wedding feasts. The camel is stuffed with a sheep's carcass, which
is stuffed with chickens, which are stuffed with fish, which are stuffed with eggs.
>A typical American eats 28 pigs in his/her lifetime.
|The 80s are coming back in a big way!!|
I guess if I say it
enough it just might happen. I found this funny site
From the 80s so you too can relive the 80s.
Someone pointed out my Jpop music sounds like its bad 80s pop.
Maybe thats why I like it so much, being a child of the 80s.
|There can be only one...|
I have always been
a big fan of the Darwin Awards. It seems two differant
virtual sites are claiming to be The Darwin site.
Offical Darwin Awards
Let me know which one you like better.
|Hey look everyone its Poo-chi|
Ok first there was
tomagotchi virtual pets, then Sony came out with
a robot dog for only like 3,000 bucks. Well Sega has the robot dog
on the cheap. Poo-Chi is only 28 dollars, I think its just crazy enough
to sell catch on. Story Here
(there was a homer simpson cartoon charactor called Poochie)
I don't like to see
my desktop all the time, and have the same screensaver
for a week or two is very boring. I found a couple truely nerdy screensavers.
The guys over at Useless Creations (I love that name) have some.
South Park 3D and Dr. Who
I am on the look out for even more if you see any let me know.
|A couple more...|
Warning Labels it seems
people are getting dumber so the
labels are reflecting that. Story Here
A topless Hair Salon in England seems to have caused some
kind of trouble. I cant image why Story Here.
>Ice balls part 3
or 4 ?
Some poor old lady claimed to have been hit by a mystery iceball. Officials in Spain
report that 2 or 3 of the cases turned out to be Hoaxes. Story Here
>In story that never dies arena: New evidence that one of the magic bullets in JFK
assasination doesn't seem to contain material that it should. Story Here
>Man dies trying to save cat. Doh. I love animal and all that but still... Story Here
>Kevin Mitnick the Hacker Superstar was recently released. I gues they wont let
him play with computers.Ouch. I couldn't imagine a worse punishment.
>Chinese Lesbians Marry in China - It's cool, no big deal. Story Here
|Hack your DVD|
Since the DeCSS program has
come out the hackers
have gone crazy with DVD files ands discs.
These sites aren't even in the US so I dont see how
people are going to enforce US law in Russia and France?
|Spammers found my page|
I was bored and was check
out my access log.
The places my site ends up.
Japanese Yahoo Search
Bots that visit my site.
[ With: Googlebot/1.0 (googlebot(at)googlebot.com) ] Host: crawler.googlebot.com
[ With: Slurp.so/1.0 (email@example.com; http://www.inktomi.com/slurp.html) ] - [ Host: j108.inktomi.com ]
[ With: Scooter/2.0 G.R.A.B. V1.1.0 ] - [ Host: scooter2.sv.alta-vista.net ]
[ With: Lycos_Spider_(T-Rex) ] - [ Host: sjc-fe8-1.sjc.lycos.com ]
[ With: NationalDirectory-SuperSpider/1.2 ] - [ Host: spider.nationaldirectory.com ]
People? visiting my site
[ With: RepoMonkey Bait & Tackle/v1.01 ]
[ With: Mozilla/2.0 (compatible,webfoot2.5,Windows95) Webster Pro V2.9 Win16 ]
[ With: Crescent Internet ToolPak HTTP OLE Control v.1.0 ]
[ With: Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; T-H-U-N-D-E-R-S-T-O-N-E) ]
[ With: CurryGuide SiteScan 1.1 (www.curryguide.com) ]
|More Streaming Sites|
I was doing the streaming
thing today. I found a bunch of sites.
Here are some of the better ones.
Microsoft's Streaming Site
|Music Videos on demand all the time|
Launch.com has a ton of streaming
music videos online and available to watch.
They also offer a Music Video Channel. They offer Realvideo and Microsoft formats.
|bye bye ISA|
|Sci Fi Bits|
|I'm still around|
Very Funny Stuff
found this on 5min tech linked to slashdot linked to this original site Crypto they have the legal paperwork on the DeCSS filing, it includes the Disassembled Code God I love the internet =)
Mars probe signal? maybe, maybe
Cheaper Legacy Free Pc. Most people arent going to need an ISA card slot. I have tried to use my USB mouse in saffe mode, it don't work. I don't know how ps2 free system would boot into safe mode and still have USB support.
|Meteor over Canada|
Nasa sent up a plane to investage
the meteor that created a couple sonic
booms over the alaska canada border. Story Here
|Boy 2000 looks to be the year of the Hackers.|
Good old MS still has an injunction
so they wont be able to use the trademarked Java stuff from sun.
Hypotheticlly when you lincense and re-write someones code you can't
get away with that even if your a monolopy.
Oh yeah that whole Monopoly case maybe wrapping up too.
On the other side of the world, the japanese government had some hacker trouble too. Its not just putting playboys links these hackers had some poltical motives. Story here
Just think politics in the year
2000 discredit your openent just by hacking into
his site. Why fight a war when you can wage a small hacker attack on some other country and screw with their infastructure./RANT OFF
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|Finally 1 unit decoded, Blah Blah Blah|
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|VCDs are Totally Cool !!!!!|
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