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    posted a message on obsession with being unique
    I don't understand the amorphous hate against accessibility. If you don't like Diablo 3, then that's fair and fine and you should just say that. But don't start claiming that Diablo 3 was taken in the wrong direction. Systems that Blizzard thought didn't add value to the game were removed or overhauled (skill trees, stat management), and new systems were put in that they think add value (runes, resource management, artisans). But the core gameplay is still there. I'm pretty convinced anyone who thinks Diablo 3 was "dumbed down" to the point it took away from the fun of the game is just generally upset with the game and unable to articulate why.

    I have big issues with the game, like the melodramatic dialog (King Leoric is almost evil enough to be comical) and the potential for Diablo 3 to turn into a pay 2 win auction house fest. But the streamlining of core features? How is that conceivably a negative?
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on found a new item i think
    dumbrosh, the item doesn't exist in the latest updated game files. It can't physically exist. Give it up, foo.
    Posted in: Diablo II
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    posted a message on Best monsters to MF
    I hear Sixen drops great loot if you PK him.
    Posted in: Diablo II
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    posted a message on Another Small Diablo 3 Date Clue
    I say Christmas 20120.

    That's right. Twenty-thousand one-twenty.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Favorite MW2 class?
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2, a popular XBOX360 and PC first person shooter.
    Posted in: Other Games
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    posted a message on Help cure Cancer with unused CPU power
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUPLimoTtiY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFcp2Xpd29I

    Uploading computed information to data servers is simply the equivalent of those number of processors in a confined room. Which is what nearly every online company does to crunch numbers.

    You are correct that the misfolding of proteins is the cause of many diseases. If you cannot grasp why it is important to discover how exactly these proteins misfold, then perhaps it would be prudent to consider freshmen college biology once more.

    In any case, the program is not being forced upon you, and your disregard for the science behind it will not be a cause for concern for anyone.
    Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
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    posted a message on Champion Drowned Carcass
    I wonder if those bodies were drowned pre or post carcass status.
    Posted in: Diablo II
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    posted a message on Ultimate Random Chat Thread [URT] v4
    Quote from Infinitum

    Quote from Turmobil

    The army?
    Seriously?
    I'm not going to sound like a fucking hippie now, but being in the army won't do no fucking good to you.
    What makes you say the MARINES (not Army) won't do any good for me? How do you know this for a fact?

    I fully endorse joining the Marines. I know first hand that, while they are certainly no brighter than army grunts, they are absolutely the most well trained and disciplined of any branch. The physical training, discipline, and experience working as a team will better equip you for basically any field of work (not to mention the bennies).

    But be prepared to lay down your life and take life, as well as sign 4 years of your life to the government.
    Posted in: Off-Topic
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    posted a message on Help cure Cancer with unused CPU power
    For those concerned about how this works. Research centers need to calculate very complex algorithms at very high speeds in order to understand protein folding. Protein folding is, essentially, trial and error calculations based on theoretical models. When a protein combination has been successfully folded, researchers can use this information to narrow down on possible medications, treatments, and even cures.

    Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its "nanomachines." Before proteins can carry out these important functions, they assemble themselves, or "fold." The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, in many ways remains a mystery.

    These calculations, as Jetrall has explained, are very difficult and slow. Server farms can't handle the load. So they offer a program that anyone can download, sign up for (just like registering to a forum), and automatically the program will begin folding proteins and sending information to remote databases. Hundreds of thousands of people run Folding@Home, one such distributed calculation program. You gain points by uploading more information. You can join a group of other uploaders (for instance, if a DFans Folding@Home group existed, you would be able to join that group and contribute to the group's total point score [which serves no point other than friendly competition]).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folding@home

    On September 16, 2007, the Folding@home project officially attained a sustained performance level higher than one native petaFLOPS, becoming the first computing system of any kind in the world to ever do so, although it had briefly peaked above one native petaFLOPS in March 2007, receiving a large amount of main stream media coverage for doing so.

    I run Folding@Home and leave it on 24/7. The Folding@Home team has gotten much more information than they would have if they had used traditional computing data farms.

    Unless I'm mistaken, what the XSystems forum is wanting users to do is sign up for an extremely similar task. It is probably a more focused algorithm. The program is not linked to the XSystems forum in anyway. You can download it and run it independently of the forums (registration was only encouraged to join that community's group).
    Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
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    posted a message on True or False Game
    Yarr!

    The person below me is Turmobil.
    Posted in: Off-Topic
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