Posts by Boscoe

    Hi everyone! I´m glad to be home. Had two weeks in the hospital, and I won´t bore anyone with details, but I´m home and continuing to recuperate. Thanks everyone for the good wishes and birthday notes, they´re very touching (well,......most of them anyway... <img src=smilies/icon_smile_tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> ) Glad to be back and you´ll see me more on the boards within the next few weeks. Doug

    My bunny died when she was 2. I miss that little critter. I hope you Bunny God lives longer. We´ll, I´ll pop open a Ginger Ale (what it´s called in the US) and drink to your good health. And who´s that man behind the curtain Toto? OH, it´s ESKY!!!! <img src=smilies/icon_smile_wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle>

    DSQ, if you are depressed, DO NOT ISOLATE YOURSELF! I know that´s what you´ll want to do. Believe me, I´ve been there too many times. email me if you want, but you can get over these, but you can´t think you can when you are depressed. The disease, and yes it is a disease, feeds on itself. Untreated, it can kill you. Post, Email me, but most important, GET HELP NOW! There is NO SHAME in depression. It´s a metabolic disease and NOT CAUSED BY YOU. You are not a bad person trying to get good, but a sick person trying to get better. It´s no different than a kidney sufferer who needs dialysis. You´re sick, you see a doctor, period! Remember, DO NOT ISOLATE!!!!! Please!

    It was over 250k units, that I do remember. It also won &quot;game of the year&quot; or was on that type of list in almost all gaming magazines and websites for 2002. The game was incredibly well received. Again, I´ve asked for the number, and if I get it, I´ll share it with you. I think, repeat, I THINK, it was close to a million copies sold.

    Yeah, I know about the carpeting. He bought it from my brother in law <A href=´´ Target=_Blank> My wife´s and brother in law´s carpet company </a> Oh, Taw, just spoke to them, you´re 90 days late on your payments. <img src=smilies/icon_smile_tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> Yeah, curdled goat´s milk and &quot;honey´s&quot; for 5 dinars in Burqah´s. You find out what they really look like when they get back to your hotel room..... <img src=smilies/icon_smile_sad.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> Edited by - Boscoe on 4/11/2005 1:48:25 PM

    We skipped the Muslim Games because that Friday we had reservations at Medieval Times, which had just opended on Kalnistan Blvd. Next time, serve chicken, not that mullet, boy that was Yucky!!! Whattarya talkin´ about dinari, they were pretty happy to take my American Dollar travellers cheques. The Parasailing was pretty cool too. Got to see all the Mosques and heard all the calls for prayer. Taw, next time, make sure they don´t shoot at me because I didn´t make the 5:00PM prayer because I was windsurfing. Thank God I had a good wind and could outrun their shoulder mounter rocket launchers. And next time don´t have your mujadin bribe my kids into saying &quot;hit him, hit him, nail him!&quot;. I had to have a serious talk with them after that.

    MS, I don´t have the figure offhand, but I´ll see if I can get it from either DA or MS. However, one thing I do know is that sales were higher than expected. <img src=smilies/icon_smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle>

    I took the family to Tawakalnistan on vacation last year. The flights were cheap, and a good hotel room was only about $50 a night. Nice beaches, people were friendly, but the food was a bit &quot;strange&quot;. Anyway, the kids liked the &quot;Taw Tractor Pull&quot; and and the &quot;Taw´s Pirate Adventure&quot;, but it´s so remote, that it was hard to find much for them to do. The Bungee jumping of Taw´s Cliffs of Hell was fun, but I could´t talk my wife into doing it. So, I went, but charging $20 for the picture! C´mon Taw, that´s a bit much. Overall, a good place for couples who want peace and quiet and a nice beach. Just don´t order Taw´s Humus Platter at the &quot;Kalnistan&quot; grill. Made Montezuma´s Revenge seem like a bit of a tummy upset! Easy on the garlic next time, Bro. Took two days on the potty to get that out! (Oh, make sure there´s paper next time, B´Day´s just aren´t the style for us Americans.) I´ll see if I can find the pictures (I don´t have the bungee one, wasn´t going to pay THAT much for it!) and post them later.

    One of my first, and best, memories was going to the New York World´s Fair in 1964. I was four years old (get your calculators and figure out how old I am... <img src=smilies/icon_smile_tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> ) and it was like walking into a magic world. I wouldn´t want to go back as an adult, but again as a four year old just in awe of the place. We went several times. When I drive to the airport from where I live I go right past Flushing Meadow Park, and still see the Unisphere and the New York exhibit, which both still stand. All else was torn down. I remember riding in a small car seeing a huge model of Manhattan, all perfectly in place, each building recreated meticulously. The fair introduced microwave ovens, the push button phone, and Belgian Waffles! The push button phone freaked people out. They would go to make a call, and have no clue what to do. They had to have people from ATT at each kiosk to show people how to use it. For those of you who´ve been to the Disney Parks, &quot;It´s A Small World&quot; and &quot;The Carousel of Progress&quot; debuted at the 64 World´s Fair. Anyway, I have memories even before this. I actually remember my 2nd Birthday party and our Studebaker which we sold before I was 2, but the 64 World´s Fair, the best!

    One thing I found out when I went to Austin and visited DA in 2002 was how much they read this site. I also know they NEVER post anything, so don´t go looking for clues. DA is alive and well, and I´m sure they have many projects in the works. I hope some sort of sequel to Freelancer is one of them, we just don´t know. They´re notoriously tight lipped about these things. And Finalday is absolutely right. Demanding and petitioning won´t do anything. Freelancer sold well, and hopefully that´ll give MS Gaming Studios enough impetus to work on an expansion and/or a sequel. Remember too that the gaming portion of Microsoft is such a tiny part of their entire company. Windows, Server, and Office are they´re primary products. The games they release are more to keep the brand name in the spotlight than add to their revenue. Add to this their desire to promote and expand XBOX and XBOX2 and we´ll start to see less and less PC games. Sad, but true. I can only hope that if there is another Freelancer, it isn´t for XBOX only. Hopefully, if it is an XBOX game, they´ll be kind enough to port it to us PC players. So, I stay optimistic, but realistic too. Edited by - Boscoe on 4/11/2005 9:19:06 AM

    There aren´t many breads I don´t like. Most mentioned here, I´ll take ´em. My fave though is from a bagel bakery near where I live, which is near New York. True New York style bagels straight from the oven into the bag and I have 2 or 3 on the way home. I love polenta, especially soft polenta. Gnocchi is great when fresh made. I make a mean cornbread too. Sorry, don´t have the recipe in front of me (like I´d give it away anyway... <img src=smilies/icon_smile_tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> ) that my kids won´t even let me take it from the pan, they just grab into it and pig out. I get to be with my kids all afternoon tomorrow, think I´ll make it for them! <img src=smilies/icon_smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> I think almost any fresh bread is a big turn on. The only bread I really don´t like is cheap whole wheat bread. Now, a good fresh baked (sorry keith) wheat bread is another story. I´m talking about those triple plastic wrapped loave´s with more preservatives than wheat in them. And, let´s not forget, a really good pizza crust. I went to college in Wash DC, and near the school was a &quot;Chicago Style&quot; pizzaria (MUCH better than PizzaUno!) Which use to deep fry the crust first, then put the toppings on, then bake the pie. It was HEAVEN!!!

    Format and reload. There are some toolbar spywares that hide themselves as .dll´s and even though they show that they´ve been cleaned by the programs you listed, they´ll reappear each time you reboot. The spyware coders are like virus coders, usually a few steps in front of the anti-programs. It´s really a shame, but you won´t get rid of it any other way that I can think of. I had to do this with my kid´s computer. It had perpetual spyware, so I formatted the drive.

    Stuff for the spoiler forum folks. ---Looking for the magic forum moving machine----where did I leave it----Oh, Good, found it in the closet, thought I might have left it at the cleaners....anway, off we go to the spoiler forum...... Whoosh!

    The ships took off at night. Problem was the captain of the Aussie ship, the &quot;Dingo II&quot; couldn´t say sober long enough to make it until the nightime, and when it was time to fly, he had about 13 Oil Cans of Fosters in him. When attacked during the flight out, he kept shooting at the Hispania, which weakend it so much that it barely got through an crashed in the Sirius Sector. The &quot;Dingo II&quot; was razed from the ocean and they now use it in America´s cup races. Too bad they keep losing!!! <img src=smilies/icon_smile_tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle>