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Forum: General Discussions 30 Dec 2009, 01:13
Replies: 57
Views: 8,269
Posted By Coffee
Re: who still alive?

:)

Who owns this trainwreck* now anyway?

* I keed
Forum: General Discussions 30 Dec 2009, 01:07
Replies: 98
Views: 18,985
Posted By Coffee
Almost a decade!

Joined: Apr 2000

Three months and change and it will have been a decade since I found PA.

wow.

:banana:

(Still an Ensign :)
Forum: General Discussions 30 Dec 2009, 01:04
Replies: 57
Views: 8,269
Posted By Coffee
Re: who still alive?

I'm really not, I just logged on out of boredom :D
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Aug 2007, 20:09
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By Coffee
Re: You'd think...

I'm a moaney old bastard these days though in my old age :). I'm also kinda squatting, so lack the necessities in life (hot water, tv, phone, internet) so hardcore play won't exactly be a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Aug 2007, 19:24
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By Coffee
You'd think...

...After 7 years and 23 rounds they'd have a theme that wasn't so eye-meltingly horrible? :banana:

Is the game any good now btw? I'm amazed it's still here!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Aug 2007, 18:15
Replies: 238
Views: 41,045
Posted By Coffee
Forum: General Discussions 1 Apr 2005, 03:02
Replies: 41
Views: 1,073
Posted By Coffee
Talking Re: Morning!

Ho hum. May as well get started on that post count again! ;)
Forum: General Discussions 1 Apr 2005, 03:01
Replies: 41
Views: 1,073
Posted By Coffee
Re: Morning!

Does the game still suck btw?
Forum: General Discussions 1 Apr 2005, 03:00
Replies: 41
Views: 1,073
Posted By Coffee
Re: Morning!

Where did all my posts go? I had fricking hunnerds! I remember adding at least 2,000 on myself so something must be wrong :D
Forum: General Discussions 1 Apr 2005, 02:57
Replies: 41
Views: 1,073
Posted By Coffee
Re: Morning!

a: Why am I an ensign?
b: Why am I 'off the scale'
c: Hi again!

:)
Forum: General Discussions 1 Apr 2005, 02:56
Replies: 41
Views: 1,073
Posted By Coffee
Morning!

You all still here? You should try World of Warcraft ;)

:D
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Mar 2004, 16:44
Replies: 120
Views: 11,337
Posted By Coffee
Re: TPE? Legion? rd2 vets?

I'm still here, being a thorn in pa's side still. (only just).

I just checked the forums for the first time this year - surprised they still work (that they havn't nuked the db like they said and...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Nov 2003, 01:08
Replies: 15
Views: 1,407
Posted By Coffee
Re: Gaming ladder

Interestingly I need a ladder system too.

If someone writes down a decent set of 'rules' I may just write it.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 19 Nov 2003, 03:30
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Coffee
Re: how do i write a web-application based on xml?

Seems your adding another layer of complexity (with xslt) when you can just get php to form the html, since every design and layout option can be handled by the css part of xhtml.

visit...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Nov 2003, 16:57
Replies: 52
Views: 1,587
Posted By Coffee
Re: Dyslexia

YUO ARE THE COOL!
Forum: General Discussions 17 Nov 2003, 14:37
Replies: 52
Views: 1,587
Posted By Coffee
Re: Dyslexia

Arrogant?

Ok, true, fair enough. :)

But calling someone a 'book worm' while frequenting a forum for an 'online space game' is a little rich, really.

Mind you, the 'belittle the geek in the...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Nov 2003, 16:07
Replies: 52
Views: 1,587
Posted By Coffee
Re: Dyslexia

Not saying I am the worlds greatest speller, but I dont shout 'dyslexia' every time someone mentions it.
Forum: General Discussions 15 Nov 2003, 14:59
Replies: 52
Views: 1,587
Posted By Coffee
Re: Dyslexia

damn straight! they should drag their crippled asses about! lets see christopher reeve get around using just his lips? lazy bastards! :D
Forum: General Discussions 15 Nov 2003, 14:39
Replies: 52
Views: 1,587
Posted By Coffee
Dyslexia

I've noticed that about 60%+ of the people I know are 'dyslexic'. They have appauling spelling + grammar and most have not read more than 2 books in their whole life.

I pointed out that perhaps...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Nov 2003, 12:24
Replies: 19
Views: 1,989
Posted By Coffee
Re: tickes stoped

The really disturbing thing is a bug like this is actually in the game in the first place. There is no excuse for it.
Forum: General Discussions 31 Oct 2003, 21:14
Replies: 19
Views: 1,465
Posted By Coffee
Re: Corruption Everywhere (on my HDD)

Most data corruption problems that arn't related to a faulty drive (ie bad sectors) i've generally found that the IDE cable was to blame. Might not be, but try replacing it anyway.
Forum: General Discussions 31 Oct 2003, 20:57
Replies: 19
Views: 1,465
Posted By Coffee
Re: Corruption Everywhere (on my HDD)

Change your IDE cable.

The only benifit FAT32 has over NTFS is speed.

My PSU is a 200w one, I have 160 + 40 gb hdd's, a dvd-rw, xp2200+, 786mb ram and 9700pro with no problems.
Forum: General Discussions 30 Oct 2003, 19:03
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By Coffee
Re: A small bit of grammar naziism

Not give them the job?
Forum: General Discussions 30 Oct 2003, 03:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By Coffee
Re: A small bit of grammar naziism

shush! you dont see me bitching about peoples spellings! :D

:banana: :banana: :banana:
Forum: General Discussions 30 Oct 2003, 03:46
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By Coffee
A small bit of grammar naziism

There is no such word as 'alot'

There is _definatley_ no such word as a 'allot'

Using the aforementioned words on your (5 page no less) CV is a sure fire way not to get a job.

k thx bye.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Oct 2003, 00:53
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By Coffee
Whats the fuss?

I see this as the best thing to happen to Planetarion in years. No offence to the bloke on a personal level but Spinner just didnt understand his own creation - that was the major problem.

With...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Oct 2003, 00:26
Replies: 32
Views: 1,979
Posted By Coffee
Re: Good luck MrBrick

I said I wouldnt do a single thing for PA again while spinner was in charge ...

Need any more gfx folks?


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_ \ \
(_) _____ | |
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(_) | |
Forum: General Discussions 14 Oct 2003, 16:02
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By Coffee
What mp3 player?

I am going to purchase myself one of those newfangled portable 'mp3' playing devices. My budget is between 200-400 (possibly more). 15gb is a realistic mimimum, but 40gb would be nice.

Anyone...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Oct 2003, 04:25
Replies: 49
Views: 3,270
Posted By Coffee
Re: Why did Planetarion fall ?

I didnt call him an idiot, i brought to light the idiocy of his statement
he called me an idiot not the other way round
you cant expect to spout such rubbish without being called on it, surely?
...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Oct 2003, 03:34
Replies: 49
Views: 3,270
Posted By Coffee
Re: Why did Planetarion fall ?

He said spinner should sue anyone who had created a clone as an attempt to bring planetarions customers back. He then called me an idiot for not understanding 'copyright law', which doesnt even...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Oct 2003, 01:24
Replies: 36
Views: 976
Posted By Coffee
Re: ideas for revenge

magic mushroom tea

:banana:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Oct 2003, 00:53
Replies: 49
Views: 3,270
Posted By Coffee
Re: Why did Planetarion fall ?

And for the record clau, i know your a troll, i just wanted to clarify for everyone elses benifit.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Oct 2003, 00:47
Replies: 49
Views: 3,270
Posted By Coffee
Re: Why did Planetarion fall ?

you have no idea about planetarion, its history, development, my involvement, patents, copyright law, the technical details behind such a game and where it came from, let alone how it fell, where its...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Oct 2003, 18:55
Replies: 49
Views: 3,270
Posted By Coffee
Re: Why did Planetarion fall ?

Sue them for producing a better, cheaper product? Are you an idiot enough to think anyone should be allowed to own an entire genre that they didnt even create through over active litigation? no...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 14 Sep 2003, 22:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By Coffee
You can get decent 21" monitors on ebay for about...

You can get decent 21" monitors on ebay for about 200. a lot are sold to clear production lines for newer models etc (well mine was) so they are as good as new.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 14 Sep 2003, 22:40
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By Coffee
I always just call it 'squirrel'

I always just call it 'squirrel'
Forum: General Discussions 6 Sep 2003, 11:27
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By Coffee
There's no such thing as 'html source code'.

There's no such thing as 'html source code'.
Forum: General Discussions 4 Sep 2003, 15:22
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Coffee
www.mozilla.org - Thunderbird .02 was just...

www.mozilla.org - Thunderbird .02 was just released! \o/
Forum: Programming and Discussion 17 Aug 2003, 23:40
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By Coffee
java + jsp questions

i have a large-ish site, but i want to do various things that are a bother to do in php (such as database validation + reports) since they wll take a while to run, and php times out, and its just...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Aug 2003, 00:22
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By Coffee
Generals is amusing. Or it will be when I get to...

Generals is amusing. Or it will be when I get to i17

:banana:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Aug 2003, 00:16
Replies: 50
Views: 2,710
Posted By Coffee
Im not sure I see the point of beta's. You pick...

Im not sure I see the point of beta's. You pick random people, most of which dont understand the game mechanics, and then probably ignore them anyway.

Might as well proceed to an open stress test...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 13 Aug 2003, 10:37
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By Coffee
function doImg ( $title, $level ) { ...

function doImg ( $title, $level )
{

switch ( $level ) {
case 4:
$img = $title.'-raog.gif';
break;
case 3:
$img = $title.'-rao.gif';
break;
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Aug 2003, 16:50
Replies: 50
Views: 2,710
Posted By Coffee
I suspect it just picked random people - with the...

I suspect it just picked random people - with the sort of questions presented there is little chance of basing it on any other factors.

Wayhay for mid-round tweaks! ;)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Aug 2003, 11:55
Replies: 75
Views: 3,467
Posted By Coffee
<flame> Or the people who have strong views and...

<flame>
Or the people who have strong views and a desire to improve things can discuss it, and the gimps who think 'good enough is good enough' can either post a worthwhile suggestion or go back to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Aug 2003, 11:13
Replies: 75
Views: 3,467
Posted By Coffee
I fail to see your argument. You claim pages...

I fail to see your argument.

You claim pages designed for 800x600 are bad, as they have small text, but your also wanting people who use 800x600 to switch to 1024x768+, which will make the problem...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Aug 2003, 10:37
Replies: 75
Views: 3,467
Posted By Coffee
Not really possible with all the NDA malarky, any...

Not really possible with all the NDA malarky, any comments on anything will either be a: deleted for having too much info on rd10 or b: pointless as its discussion with too many guesses.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Aug 2003, 10:34
Replies: 75
Views: 3,467
Posted By Coffee
lol, you mean your running your monitor at a...

lol, you mean your running your monitor at a resolution which makes it too hard to read the text on most popular sites (such as the bbc). Instead of boasting about how you run at such a l337...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Aug 2003, 11:27
Replies: 75
Views: 3,467
Posted By Coffee
I occasionally play in 2048x1536 at work, well I...

I occasionally play in 2048x1536 at work, well I do use illustrator and 3ds at the resolution.

Your missing my point entirely though. Some people prefer to run at 800x600, myself included as at...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Aug 2003, 11:14
Replies: 75
Views: 3,467
Posted By Coffee
Thats a problem with your interface design...

Thats a problem with your interface design layout. _Everyone_ else manages 800x600, I cant find one single major professional website that is 1024x768, and for every one that does exist there is 10...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Aug 2003, 02:59
Replies: 28
Views: 1,182
Posted By Coffee
The i17 Thread!

Anyone else going?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Aug 2003, 02:38
Replies: 39
Views: 2,701
Posted By Coffee
I just saw them - missed all the buttons as they...

I just saw them - missed all the buttons as they were off the bottom of my screen *cough* 800x600 *cough* and it looks poo :( did the same person that did the splash do the ingames? and if they did...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Aug 2003, 00:08
Replies: 39
Views: 2,701
Posted By Coffee
I like it :) Not to keen on the split T - a...

I like it :)

Not to keen on the split T - a bit 80's

And it doesnt fit on a 800x600 screen! :D
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2003, 23:59
Replies: 59
Views: 3,141
Posted By Coffee
The problem is although its 'answered', its done...

The problem is although its 'answered', its done in a piecemeal and scattered way.

Copy and paste this, and sticky it (if you want).

A Note On Multihunters.

It was decided in round 9 to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2003, 23:17
Replies: 75
Views: 3,467
Posted By Coffee
I dont think the IE font size settings affect...

I dont think the IE font size settings affect mozilla, so no ;)

Loads of people out there still have 14" (13.2" visible) monitors, and 90% of large sites do fine in 800x600. Multiplay,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2003, 22:29
Replies: 75
Views: 3,467
Posted By Coffee
Im even using 800x600 atm. Make it fit in...

Im even using 800x600 atm.

Make it fit in that - its not hard.

Its generally not an issue to make the pc support 1024x768, the issue is is the text too small to actually read?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Aug 2003, 20:59
Replies: 272
Views: 12,806
Posted By Coffee
Speaking from the most impartial point of view...

Speaking from the most impartial point of view (since i havnt played properly in about 2 years), and probably playing this game longer than 99% of all the other thread posters I will have my rare...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Jul 2003, 04:09
Replies: 76
Views: 2,937
Posted By Coffee
I'll join in on the forum bantering if you want...

I'll join in on the forum bantering if you want any ideas scrutinised before they mess the game up btw. (-:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jul 2003, 23:26
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By Coffee
Lightbulb Interestingly I have them, but the originals,...

Interestingly I have them, but the originals, before I passed them along to pacrew (so had a few additions to the interface (some of which never made it)). They wern't changed much tho.

You can...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Jul 2003, 02:43
Replies: 49
Views: 2,470
Posted By Coffee
Re: hmm

Best: Holo's.

Worst: Parallels, sine-roid, 'armour-salvage' - in fact anything to do with zokum -, rd2 tags, gal fleet, jumpgate, rd2 thiefs, hardcoding. Oh, and not listening to the players :)
...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Jun 2003, 17:16
Replies: 25
Views: 1,736
Posted By Coffee
shush spinner thats no excuse for making a balls...

shush spinner thats no excuse for making a balls up of it (-;
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 May 2003, 01:10
Replies: 1
Views: 813
Posted By Coffee
Balance.

Any change, addition or alteration with the aim of benifiting smaller players will be innefective unless...

a: it is based on a ratio of the planets in questions scores*

or

b: it factors...
Forum: General Discussions 30 May 2003, 01:00
Replies: 58
Views: 1,608
Posted By Coffee
Just to clarify... Cam - someone goes into...

Just to clarify...

Cam - someone goes into the cinema with a camcorder + posts it on the net. ewww.

Telesync - Usually an 'after hours' setup, with a properly tripodded camera and decent...
Forum: General Discussions 23 May 2003, 23:45
Replies: 24
Views: 853
Posted By Coffee
Is it just me or does that scott guy look like a...

Is it just me or does that scott guy look like a date rapist?

I can just imagine him slipping pills into some girls drink...

(-:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 May 2003, 23:48
Replies: 79
Views: 4,932
Posted By Coffee
no, its The UK's Leading Supplier of Farm...

no, its The UK's Leading Supplier of Farm Equipment. (http://www.sim-tech.co.uk/)

(-:
Forum: Programming and Discussion 24 Mar 2003, 22:47
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By Coffee
Do it with 2 drives + raid. Otherwise when...

Do it with 2 drives + raid.

Otherwise when you press delete it'll copy the files from one drive to the other to move it to the recycle bin (which takes forever) as its too stupid to use one at the...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 22 Feb 2003, 23:14
Replies: 27
Views: 1,943
Posted By Coffee
A boot CD/floppy with a NTFS driver will have...

A boot CD/floppy with a NTFS driver will have virtually the same effect. Once you've lost physical security, encryption is the only sensible line of defense.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 22 Feb 2003, 23:07
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By Coffee
I remember trying to explain to a customer (whom...

I remember trying to explain to a customer (whom I replaced the HDD of) that they couldnt ever watch DVD's on their PC as it was not apparently possible to turn off the TV-Out on their Voodoo 3...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Feb 2003, 11:27
Replies: 62
Views: 1,893
Posted By Coffee
Re: Text browsers. No, seriously.

Given the option of...

A: Stopping Large scale bot armies or
B: Letting 3 people use links

I choose A.
Forum: General Discussions 11 Feb 2003, 14:37
Replies: 26
Views: 1,188
Posted By Coffee
I've got the 7650, no problems with it so far,...

I've got the 7650, no problems with it so far, and you can play Doom on it! (and write your own java apps for it if you feel up to it). Its really just a pda with gsm support tho'.

And I only...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 10 Feb 2003, 03:55
Replies: 8
Views: 1,478
Posted By Coffee
Probably thinking of the mac version. I've only...

Probably thinking of the mac version. I've only used 7 briefly but I dont remember that as a feature.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 10 Feb 2003, 03:53
Replies: 58
Views: 2,386
Posted By Coffee
I think they will. AMD are offering (with...

I think they will.

AMD are offering (with the x84-64) a low cost 64bit processor - they are going for the server market and already people on average now ask 'what?' rather than 'who?' with...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Feb 2003, 14:18
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By Coffee
Ahem. (http://optimoz.mozdev.org/) :D

Ahem. (http://optimoz.mozdev.org/) :D
Forum: General Discussions 4 Feb 2003, 02:23
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Coffee
Re: Mobile phone shops

What type of phone? Any nokia up to the 8210e (iirc) is easy, sam a300's require a bit of work and j5/cmd z5 etc's are a pain in the ass. The rest just die. :(

And its 10 if you live near...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Feb 2003, 12:10
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By Coffee
If you have a 14" fishbowl of a monitor and put...

If you have a 14" fishbowl of a monitor and put it in 1600x1200 its obviously going to be crap. If you use 1600x1200 on a decent monitor (21"+) then its (effectivley) the same size as a smaller one,...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Feb 2003, 14:11
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By Coffee
iirc the description part is simply from the...

iirc the description part is simply from the latest comment (or the most popular rating (not sure)) which would account for it. slashdot's code is a touch glitchy so it could be anything tho :)
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 31 Jan 2003, 16:36
Replies: 26
Views: 2,484
Posted By Coffee
These look groovy!...

These look groovy! (http://us.shuttle.com/specs2.asp?pro_id=163)
Forum: General Discussions 30 Jan 2003, 17:32
Replies: 28
Views: 1,115
Posted By Coffee
/me has a full 21 inches of sun goodness! \o/

/me has a full 21 inches of sun goodness! \o/
Forum: General Discussions 30 Jan 2003, 17:21
Replies: 66
Views: 1,706
Posted By Coffee
http://autoscroll.mozdev.org/ - not a problem. ...

http://autoscroll.mozdev.org/ - not a problem. Thats the beauty of open source - if something ticks someone off or is missing then it can be created in a plugin or even a mod of the original code -...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Jan 2003, 16:33
Replies: 66
Views: 1,706
Posted By Coffee
It sucks donkey c0ck. Or... I cant see...

It sucks donkey c0ck.

Or...

I cant see any dramatic improvement over Mozilla that justify paying for it.

Its not got anything huge wrong with it, but just lots + lots of niggly things - no...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Jan 2003, 00:49
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By Coffee
I think its a good idea. They just shouldnt have...

I think its a good idea. They just shouldnt have to say the question themselves. Once CH gets going it'll let the people with real questions expand on them rather than a one liner reply with no...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Jan 2003, 13:01
Replies: 60
Views: 1,507
Posted By Coffee
Forum: Programming and Discussion 26 Jan 2003, 02:29
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By Coffee
It runs fine on 98/nt with the win builds of...

It runs fine on 98/nt with the win builds of mysql + apache.

basic probably is a better starting point - you dont have ;, {} and a (although limited) slightly more intuitive array system.

You...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Jan 2003, 18:51
Replies: 174
Views: 6,871
Posted By Coffee
I'll probably be there - lurking in the rts...

I'll probably be there - lurking in the rts section possibly (or wherever's furthest from the cs'ers \o/)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 25 Jan 2003, 01:02
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By Coffee
dont mock v5. Its better than the crufty n00b...

dont mock v5. Its better than the crufty n00b friendly newer versions.
Forum: General Discussions 23 Jan 2003, 04:35
Replies: 56
Views: 1,611
Posted By Coffee
Isnt there 52 states?

Isnt there 52 states?
Forum: General Discussions 23 Jan 2003, 04:18
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Coffee
I think its something to do with screwing people...

I think its something to do with screwing people - lawyers charge about the same (if you're lucky!).

I wonder if you could attempt to get your 'free half hour' out of a hooker?

And I live in...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Jan 2003, 23:30
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Coffee
Re: This week, I shall be mostly reading...

imo its his worst.

Walking on glass is good, but strange.

The bridge is good.

And Iain M Banks isnt a bad author either (o:
Forum: General Discussions 22 Jan 2003, 23:01
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Coffee
If it meant 20k I bet they wouldnt mind.

If it meant 20k I bet they wouldnt mind.
Forum: General Discussions 22 Jan 2003, 22:59
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Coffee
Lightbulb Firemen...

Since I'm in the 'sack the lot of them camp'* why not actually train the army to be firefighters full time? Firefighters spend most of their time sitting around. Soldiers spend most of their time...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Jan 2003, 22:53
Replies: 44
Views: 1,023
Posted By Coffee
Yeh having time to sleep. pphhttt. who that...

Yeh having time to sleep. pphhttt. who that plays mmorpgs does that? :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Jan 2003, 02:22
Replies: 44
Views: 2,215
Posted By Coffee
Talking I have always admired planetarion for the diverse...

I have always admired planetarion for the diverse age groups of players involved, but i dont believe that was what he meant ;)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Jan 2003, 02:19
Replies: 44
Views: 2,215
Posted By Coffee
Pick a round* * as long as its round 1 ...

Pick a round*

* as long as its round 1

:)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Jan 2003, 22:17
Replies: 60
Views: 3,473
Posted By Coffee
Instead of a putting you out the game why not...

Instead of a putting you out the game why not just reset all your cons/res to 0 etc, effetivley letting you 'start again'. (and total 'roids/5 then uninitiate the lot)

Interestingly the decision...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jan 2003, 02:43
Replies: 107
Views: 4,969
Posted By Coffee
I'm joking btw :p

I'm joking btw :p
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jan 2003, 02:39
Replies: 107
Views: 4,969
Posted By Coffee
That was one of my lightest hours. Its just a...

That was one of my lightest hours. Its just a shame it didnt happen sooner! :)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 19 Jan 2003, 02:04
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By Coffee
I know you said about www.php.net, but once...

I know you said about www.php.net, but once you've got to grips with the basics do not understimate its use! User comments on most commands give several working examples for just about any function...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Jan 2003, 02:48
Replies: 51
Views: 3,484
Posted By Coffee
Shush fanboy. And note the smiley. :D

Shush fanboy. And note the smiley.


:D
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Jan 2003, 02:46
Replies: 37
Views: 1,427
Posted By Coffee
Cost effectiveness is key. Priced at about...

Cost effectiveness is key.

Priced at about 1,250 m, 1,250 c and 500 e (roughly) and the ability to kill any random ship in the enemy attack fleet (irrespective of armour) they would add an...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Jan 2003, 02:39
Replies: 30
Views: 1,830
Posted By Coffee
I remember when you could put a double bold tag...

I remember when you could put a double bold tag in the middle of a swearword, claim the filters were broken and watch everyone ban themselves. \o/

Anyway...

I gave up on #pa rd4'ish* - its...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Jan 2003, 02:32
Replies: 51
Views: 3,484
Posted By Coffee
But your not important. :D

But your not important.



:D
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jan 2003, 13:23
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By Coffee
Thats going to be one large list of people then!

Thats going to be one large list of people then!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Jan 2003, 00:30
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By Coffee
If I write a gfx article but start it with... ...

If I write a gfx article but start it with...

'I have beeen given a column here i dont know what to write but i will update it ALOT when when i have time so expect things good soon here as well as...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jan 2003, 00:23
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By Coffee
Just dont try to unlock a siemens unless you want...

Just dont try to unlock a siemens unless you want a nice plastic brick. Nokias are easeh tho! :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Jan 2003, 21:19
Replies: 35
Views: 1,227
Posted By Coffee
Exclamation A little back-story.

Overburn is partially my fault, and amusingly since i've not played with it ever I cant post an opinion! :)

The thinking was ...

25 ppl per gal means someone will be watching gal news all the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Jan 2003, 19:52
Replies: 158
Views: 6,500
Posted By Coffee
launch at 10:00 cest. Problems arise with people...

launch at 10:00 cest. Problems arise with people ****ing it up - they always do (ask any alliance person*). Also if it also ticks on 10:00 cest then a large percentage will be on the wrong tick...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Jan 2003, 14:38
Replies: 158
Views: 6,500
Posted By Coffee
Ditch 'time' completely and just have a tick...

Ditch 'time' completely and just have a tick counter.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 10 Jan 2003, 13:08
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By Coffee
The baysian filter in mozilla mail 1.3a is...

The baysian filter in mozilla mail 1.3a is amazing at sorting out spam (once you have it set up that is!)
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jan 2003, 13:44
Replies: 33
Views: 1,823
Posted By Coffee
Pretty IP Addresses!

I was bored. so go here (http://www.nyxeh.com) and tell me if you have a pretty IP address.

Its represented in binary 8x4 in case your wondering. :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Jan 2003, 23:13
Replies: 27
Views: 1,228
Posted By Coffee
Capital Ship Chassis etc is though. Most of the...

Capital Ship Chassis etc is though. Most of the tech tree is 'inspired'.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 8 Jan 2003, 22:07
Replies: 31
Views: 1,600
Posted By Coffee
fk textpad, Editplus is the best text editor! :o)

fk textpad, Editplus is the best text editor! :o)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Jan 2003, 18:42
Replies: 27
Views: 1,228
Posted By Coffee
Go play homeworld, then come back and rave on...

Go play homeworld, then come back and rave on about the originality of the pa tech tree.

Admittedly it doesnt take a lot of effort at all to change the names (which they should) but if Planetarion...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jan 2003, 14:41
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By Coffee
Exclamation Personally I am in favour of limited lifespan...

Personally I am in favour of limited lifespan 'roids. Its quite difficult to implement though (but not impossible).
Forum: Programming and Discussion 6 Jan 2003, 03:16
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By Coffee
No, but its never played for longer than a few...

No, but its never played for longer than a few seconds.

I'll let you know.

p.s. try moving your soundcard to a different pci slot - sounds daft but it cures problems sometimes.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 6 Jan 2003, 00:14
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By Coffee
Me? SB Live. Found it + it works fine. ...

Me?

SB Live. Found it + it works fine.

The only problem is the USB ADSL modem (speedtouch) but I've set aside an entire day to try to fix that - if I cant its back to Windows for another 6...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Jan 2003, 12:16
Replies: 23
Views: 1,215
Posted By Coffee
Nope, wasnt me. I only did the 2d work, and some...

Nope, wasnt me. I only did the 2d work, and some 2d touching up/colour fixing etc of the 3d stuff.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 4 Jan 2003, 03:26
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By Coffee
use virtualdub. dont use direct stream copy with...

use virtualdub. dont use direct stream copy with split though, that literally splits the file, leaving the headers in a mess.

get an exact keyframe and cut everything before it + save.

do the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jan 2003, 22:51
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By Coffee
Exactly. There is nothing original or...

Exactly. There is nothing original or interesting left to say about Planetarion. Diversify it a bit.

Lets face it you'd have more luck doing a Microsoft Excel Portal. ;)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jan 2003, 13:36
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By Coffee
Personally I dont think they should be relevant...

Personally I dont think they should be relevant to pa - only interesting.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jan 2003, 02:21
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By Coffee
I tried this once. There is no easy way of...

I tried this once. There is no easy way of getting the passy back that I know of - and this was from an xp install that was still on its feet.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jan 2003, 02:17
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By Coffee
Its probably you, nod :)

Its probably you, nod :)
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jan 2003, 02:14
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By Coffee
honestly though, why 3? So what if it has a...

honestly though, why 3?

So what if it has a tt cooling system? The processors are both slower than mine and I got it for about 60.

Monitor is nice tho.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jan 2003, 02:08
Replies: 35
Views: 1,511
Posted By Coffee
I'm glad. Then the bulk of the people will move...

I'm glad. Then the bulk of the people will move off that spyware infested crufty piece of **** and use some openly specced one instead!

down with kazaa.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jan 2003, 02:06
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By Coffee
For 3d work, the most important part is the...

For 3d work, the most important part is the monitor. If i had 9k i'd spend at least 2k on that alone.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jan 2003, 02:04
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By Coffee
Why? My current pc beats them all for 3d...

Why?

My current pc beats them all for 3d work and its a heap!
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jan 2003, 02:01
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By Coffee
Defiantley not worth 9k.

Defiantley not worth 9k.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jan 2003, 02:00
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By Coffee
Why 3? surely one is enough. Personally i'd...

Why 3? surely one is enough.

Personally i'd blow the lot on one watercooled silent pc oc'd to a ridiculous level.

Also why on earth have you specced the pc 'for 3d work' with a crap monitor,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jan 2003, 01:35
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Coffee
You probably have some spyware banner poppiing...

You probably have some spyware banner poppiing crap on your pc.

visit http://www.lavasoft.de/ to get adaware then download phoenix/mozilla to get control of your browser back! :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jan 2003, 01:33
Replies: 33
Views: 2,554
Posted By Coffee
AND NOW IT ALL MAKES SENSE!!!!1111222...

AND NOW IT ALL MAKES SENSE!!!!1111222 (http://www.sim-tech.co.uk/)


:)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jan 2003, 01:32
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By Coffee
yeh. I created the gfx for the original portal...

yeh. I created the gfx for the original portal and was still denied a column! I guess pa crew, sorry pa team (-: dont like gfx ;-)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Jan 2003, 14:40
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By Coffee
I'll again add my roundly offer to do a gfx...

I'll again add my roundly offer to do a gfx column (o:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Dec 2002, 19:03
Replies: 51
Views: 3,484
Posted By Coffee
I do admit to being a bit of an egomaniac...

I do admit to being a bit of an egomaniac sometimes :)

But, I am well aware about rd9. It will not save pa, rd10 will. Unless round 10 is everything people expect it to be then there is no...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Dec 2002, 18:44
Replies: 51
Views: 3,484
Posted By Coffee
Pa needs redesigned from the ground up. round 9...

Pa needs redesigned from the ground up. round 9 is just going to be a lightly tweaked rd8 and what does it hurt to get some people together to start discussing what is actually going to work?
...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Dec 2002, 18:36
Replies: 18
Views: 16,572
Posted By Coffee
www.novatech.co.uk do a good one for 75

www.novatech.co.uk do a good one for 75
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Dec 2002, 18:34
Replies: 51
Views: 3,484
Posted By Coffee
And in pa 'beta' has always referred to every...

And in pa 'beta' has always referred to every aspect of a the creation of a new round, the terminology may be wrong but thats just the way it is.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Dec 2002, 18:32
Replies: 51
Views: 3,484
Posted By Coffee
Its been pointed out before? Possibly by you -...

Its been pointed out before? Possibly by you - and that doesnt make it true. Your effectivley saying I should have no say in the design of round 10?

Are you mad?

Spinner + co have proved...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Dec 2002, 18:25
Replies: 47
Views: 1,493
Posted By Coffee
So that people dont just use free accounts for...

So that people dont just use free accounts for what they are famous for - scan planets.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Dec 2002, 01:03
Replies: 47
Views: 1,493
Posted By Coffee
To keep it fun you need full random, 15 players...

To keep it fun you need full random, 15 players per galaxy, 15 galaxies per cluster, a 10% increase in E cost for overy cluster traversed (to help stop bashing).

Free accounts should have no...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 26 Dec 2002, 18:34
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By Coffee
But will usb work? If not there is no point to...

But will usb work? If not there is no point to it.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 26 Dec 2002, 02:09
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By Coffee
Bye Bye Windows!

okies I am going to give linux another go (I do this every 6 months or so).

The problem I had last time was a total lack of USB support for my mobo (kg7-raid, which I didnt have with my older...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Dec 2002, 23:38
Replies: 50
Views: 2,218
Posted By Coffee
Yes, start suing those thieving [email protected] who run...

Yes, start suing those thieving [email protected] who run utopia and those games, and you might as well sue homeworld for blatantly stealing pa's tech tree! Something needs to be done about this! Make those...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Dec 2002, 21:08
Replies: 50
Views: 2,218
Posted By Coffee
Planetarion isnt and never has been of...

Planetarion isnt and never has been of professional quality either.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Dec 2002, 16:39
Replies: 50
Views: 2,218
Posted By Coffee
Re: Re: Re: heh

180k = starting figure
2k = ending figure

Thats just over 1% of the original playerbase.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Dec 2002, 15:17
Replies: 50
Views: 2,218
Posted By Coffee
Re: heh

The cost isnt the problem. The question is 'is it worth the money?'. To you maybe, but to virtually everyone else its a 'no'.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Dec 2002, 01:52
Replies: 50
Views: 2,218
Posted By Coffee
Admittedly I havn't had a single thing to do with...

Admittedly I havn't had a single thing to do with pa for about a year, but I have been there since the start and have seen exactly the promises you've made being made before, and repeatedly broken.
...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Dec 2002, 01:11
Replies: 50
Views: 2,218
Posted By Coffee
And really how much trouble would it be to throw...

And really how much trouble would it be to throw up a splash page saying 'Round 9 under development' as anyone who doesnt know the exact url to the boards will think the site has gone totally?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Dec 2002, 01:08
Replies: 50
Views: 2,218
Posted By Coffee
The game looks like ****, the styles vary...

The game looks like ****, the styles vary radically due to the lack of one person maintaining and auditing all non-user content (and the freebie nature means you wont get someone for nothing either),...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Dec 2002, 00:54
Replies: 50
Views: 2,218
Posted By Coffee
Imo, Planetarion simply isnt value for money. ...

Imo, Planetarion simply isnt value for money. People generally dont like paying for things they dont think are value for money.

Instead of telling people that they should be happy to be paying,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Dec 2002, 00:46
Replies: 74
Views: 3,284
Posted By Coffee
Planetarion has always seemed to me to be a...

Planetarion has always seemed to me to be a little like chess - a slight alteration of the rules anywhere will create a massive effect on the game. 99.9% of players simply cannot appreciate the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Dec 2002, 12:42
Replies: 74
Views: 3,284
Posted By Coffee
So true. Things have been improving since...

So true.

Things have been improving since Petru started but the problem of people pulling rank and 'tweaking' is still as large as ever - and more work needs to be spent on getting suitable beta...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Dec 2002, 23:51
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By Coffee
Theres a solution thats slightly wrong but nm, it...

Theres a solution thats slightly wrong but nm, it achieves the same effect.

1: Create a new folder in My Documents called 'QuickLaunch'.

2: Right click on a blank area of the start bar and...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Dec 2002, 11:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By Coffee
you (last time i looked) can buy arcade style...

you (last time i looked) can buy arcade style controllers/buttons from maplin if you want to be really authentic.
Forum: General Discussions 21 Dec 2002, 02:59
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By Coffee
A quick spelling moan.

The word 'alot' does not exist. There is no such word.

The words 'a' and 'lot' exist though. they can be written side by side as 'there is a lot of poor spelling.'

I wouldnt normally moan...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Dec 2002, 02:52
Replies: 67
Views: 2,784
Posted By Coffee
lol yeh right (:

lol yeh right (:
Forum: General Discussions 20 Dec 2002, 03:54
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Coffee
My condolances ;)

My condolances ;)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Dec 2002, 02:43
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By Coffee
This old discussion gem :) Stop arguing for...

This old discussion gem :)

Stop arguing for 25 players/gal - it makes it impossible to attack a semi organised gal of 25 players yourself which just leads to large powerblocks owning everything. ...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Dec 2002, 23:44
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By Coffee
Nokia 7650

Anyone got one? I am tempted to get one tomorrow as I want to ...

a: write asteroids and play it on my phone and
b: write tetris and play it on my phone.

discuss*

* Are we allowed to say...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Dec 2002, 22:42
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By Coffee
http://www.blankdiscshop.co.uk/ I get them...

http://www.blankdiscshop.co.uk/

I get them there.

+ cd's too.
Forum: General Discussions 18 Dec 2002, 21:47
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Coffee
nod i need your satirical skills incely.

nod i need your satirical skills incely.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 7 Dec 2002, 01:07
Replies: 18
Views: 3,062
Posted By Coffee


Forum: General Discussions 2 Dec 2002, 02:05
Replies: 28
Views: 1,141
Posted By Coffee
6'2" and 16 stone. eeep! :)

6'2" and 16 stone. eeep! :)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 12 Nov 2002, 11:24
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By Coffee
the problem with rentacoder is programmers make...

the problem with rentacoder is programmers make lousy web designers (look at the rentacoder site in something other than Internet Explorer! (as well as a multitude of other sins)).

If you want a...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 9 Nov 2002, 15:47
Replies: 18
Views: 1,932
Posted By Coffee
Its windows. You probably wont notice - just...

Its windows. You probably wont notice - just another source of random crashing (o:
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 9 Nov 2002, 15:44
Replies: 25
bb
Views: 1,810
Posted By Coffee
Remember: The Only PCI Cards Are Sound Cards....

Remember:
The Only PCI Cards Are Sound Cards. (-:
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 9 Nov 2002, 15:40
Replies: 18
Views: 1,932
Posted By Coffee
iirc its the service 'Messenger' - just turn it...

iirc its the service 'Messenger' - just turn it off.

(its not msn before anyone says, check the service list)
Forum: General Discussions 1 Nov 2002, 18:14
Replies: 30
Views: 1,385
Posted By Coffee
Heh i never actually explained anything (o: ...

Heh i never actually explained anything (o:

The problem is in the preview - as soon as you click the file explorer tries to generate a thumbnail + get other info from it via the video codec. If...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Nov 2002, 16:22
Replies: 30
Views: 1,385
Posted By Coffee
if you've not already solved it do the...

if you've not already solved it do the following...

go start->run and type cmd (then enter). or get a dos prompt some other way.

go to the folder its in by typing...

cd \program...
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