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by rbrodka
Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do you waste time?
Replies: 27
Views: 5503

I spend a lot of time drinking and chasing loose women, the rest I just waste.
by rbrodka
Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The economy sucks!
Replies: 16
Views: 3417

Re: The economy sucks!

I was asked why I think I would be good for this position. I proceeded to explain that I had a Bachelor's in Management, was in the top 7% of graduating business majors in the country, and had won several awards; not to mention the several years of managerial experience I acquired while attending c...
by rbrodka
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hello, friend, your urgent help needed
Replies: 58
Views: 11761

I heard a commentator on TV this evening mention that the bailout plan might include buying these toxic securities from foreign banks. Has anyone heard this? Are the US taxpayers going to be bailing out foreign banks?
by rbrodka
Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lipstick on a Pit Bull
Replies: 151
Views: 22876

How long will it take to get oil from new drilling? How much of our imported oil will it displace? And how long will that oil last once we do start getting some? I'm confused about the logic of increased oil drilling and the suggestion it moves the USA closer to energy independence. The Republicans...
by rbrodka
Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Proper tire mounting
Replies: 34
Views: 12596

Global warming? Well, it's due to daylight savings time. That extra hour of daylight is just *baking* our planet! ;-)




Ohhh, you were being serious? Sorry, never mind :D
by rbrodka
Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gas guzzling tax in California -what about miles?
Replies: 25
Views: 6769

In the US there's definitely a chicken egg problem with public transportation; people won't use the network until it's extensive and cheap, but public transportation companies can't make it like that until a lot of people start using it. How about implementing a stiff tax on gasoline, and using tha...
by rbrodka
Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1
Replies: 163
Views: 211658

Any opinions on the Intel D975XBX2KR "Bad Axe 2" board?

This seems to be a generally well regarded motherboard with passive cooling. I'm thinking of this board with a Xeon 3060 CPU.

Does anyone here have experience under-volting and over-clocking this board?
by rbrodka
Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rotary dampers; looking for cheap ones for use in race wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 2904

I don't have a clue.

But I had a thought, could you use a rack and pinion arrangement to convert the rotary motion into linear motion, then use a linear damper? In an automobile, the steering wheel is connected to a rack and pinion. It is the linear motion of the rack that turns the wheels.
by rbrodka
Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Interesting find for programmers
Replies: 4
Views: 2472

Interesting find for programmers

I stumbled across an interesting programming tool the other day. The site describes it as: Aurora is a powerful 32 bit compiler featuring an integrated development environment with advanced compiler, assembler, and linker. Aurora features a C-like syntax with high level commands making it ideal for ...
by rbrodka
Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

Prince Volvo and the friendly peace-loving people of Ohmm are back! I had a couple of lucky missions, and it put me in the top spot. I'm sure it won't last long though.... :lol: I really miss the prestige numbers in the Galaxy Overview page, perhaps if we all ask the SR delvelopers to put it back, t...
by rbrodka
Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

I registered too.

Nice job on the web site!

Unfortunately, Stellar Realms discontinued making the Galaxy Overview data available for external applications, hence the stats do not update.
by rbrodka
Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

Oh, oh. DryFire will now be attracting new groupies AND be immune from unwanted visitors---all due to his newly acquired status as Editor-in-Chief of the Tabloid to the Galaxy. Alas, being Editor-in-Chief does not make one immune from unwanted visitors, as I found out in the last round. :( However,...
by rbrodka
Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

I don't know if i do or do not. Nor do I know where to check. I'm pretty much web illiterate, except for html which i taught myself in like 1996. I do know some visual basic and C++ though. You'll need to be able to set up cron jobs as StarfishChris mentioned, as well as have a MySQL database. The ...
by rbrodka
Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

It seems as if ohmm is leaving. Yeah, I probably won't be back for the next round. I haven't decided about the analysis site. I may keep it going for another round, or I might shut it down. If anyone would like the code, and would like to host it themselves, please let me know. I would be happy to ...
by rbrodka
Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

As for all the fighting I did not join in - I had only one condition: that the attacks do not spill over to Cylon, Think or Atlantis. Cylon has been attacked - twice. I might have to break my peaceful life unless I get some proper & acceptable explanation. So, Dryfire, my do not touch list contains...
by rbrodka
Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

Ohmm is plodding along in the 14th spot. I still have about 10 research topics to complete. I only check on the game twice a day, so I often may go for many months without researching anything. I am pleased to be starting Planet V for the first time this evening. What do you guys think of the higher...
by rbrodka
Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

I'm doing okay.... but not spending as much time playing as I have in the past.

.... and still not the sharpest tack in the box.

Prince Volvo of Ohmm
by rbrodka
Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

Hello Planeteers ! Prince Volvo and the friendly peace-loving planet of Ohmm will be back next round, as will the analysis site. :shock: ... Also had a nice little agent routine going with Ohmm. I played as Lave this round.... Commander Jameson, how nice to finally meet you! I really enjoyed our ex...
by rbrodka
Sun Jun 26, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

...You obviously didn't count on the collective and the Alliance of Worlds to clear out some planets above you, did you? ... Thanks to all the conflicts, I've moved up quite nicely. :shock: I was 11th for a while, but have fallen back to 12th, with ArraToise (Tibors) right behind me at 13th and mov...
by rbrodka
Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

Greetings from the planet I'llth! I just signed up (I know it's pretty late in the game, but I'm just trying to get a handle on things. I'll just be laying low trying furiously to catch up on research, and eventually I'll branch out into producing ships at preferred prices for my SPCR friends! Welc...
by rbrodka
Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

Tragus, welcome to the galaxy!

Would you care to reveal the name of your planet?

I have a difficult time keeping track of who is who....

.... and I try to not harrass the SPCR'ers too much... :roll:
by rbrodka
Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

I'd vote for attacking the dirty rotten low-life stinkin scoundrels that are stealing credits and population, and conducting other espionage.

Unfortunately, I do not know who they are yet, but I know there are some pretty stealthy foreign agents out there.
by rbrodka
Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

Tobias wrote:... even Volvo is growing faster than me now :lol: ...
:?: :!: us slimy little toads just don't get no respect !!!

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Waiting on a kiss from a princess
Prince Volvo
by rbrodka
Sun Jun 19, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

...looking for an evil opponent to crush... ... Almost ready for action. Somebody arround who wants to be my practice target?... Prince Volvo says.... Not me! Not your ol pal, friend, allie, buddy, provider of the analysis pages, good guy Prince Volvo !!! :lol: I've been doing okay, but the 4,000 u...
by rbrodka
Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

We have passed the half-way mark for this round.

How's everyone doing?

I got off to a pretty slow start, but I'm slowly gaining....

Probably won't go too much higher than where I am now (21st position).
by rbrodka
Sat May 14, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

StarfishChris wrote:Ziggy Stardust enters the fray...
Ziggy Startdust of the planet Mars...

Reminds me of Mars Attacks! - I loved that movie!

Prince Volvo

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Not what you were expecting a prince to look like?
by rbrodka
Tue May 10, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 111442

Do people make irrational buying decisions to make them feel better about themselves? And if the things they buy do make them feel better, is it an irrational decision? Whether it is a huge house, fancy automobile, big power boat, extensive wardrobe, hundreds of pairs of shoes, bleeding edge compute...
by rbrodka
Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

I don't know - the Sha'goth can generate a lot of income with their hibernation caves. (You can build 4, for a total of 1 million pop. and 20% reproduction, and maintenance costs are very low) I'm going to try them next round and see how I fare. My very limited understanding is that the Sha'goth do...
by rbrodka
Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

Thanks guys! I'm connected now. I stopped and restarted FireFox but still could not connect. Tried Internet Explorer; same thing - could not connect. Could surf anywhere else on the Internet with no problems. I re-booted, and now all is well. BTW... I always get the "Create New Planet" screen too. I...
by rbrodka
Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 184977

Is it just me.....
....or is anyone else not able to connect to SR today?