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  1. Misleading most everyone is memory spec, it's not merely enough to have gobs of memory installed, something else can be your system bottleneck, and I think it's your spec for Core i5 being a low voltage Netbook or Ultrabook version [u designation for Intel is NEVER used for fast clocking or unlocked central processors] Also Windows 10 is seen as a better evolution of Windows thus far, but for all the machines it can run on, it's pretty early to know how and which games will run best, your GPU must be of high standard for all Rockstar games, though processing chores can fall on either side at times. Also within Windows is virtual memory management and USB turboboost memory add ins, and HDD temp use as storage while the system is 'crunching data'
  2. TMS' Ed Trunk interviews UFO's Paul Chapman, check it out on Youtube!!

  3. I understand not everyone is privy to how up to date a forum or within....threads are being preserved, or too busy to take the time, but imagine a school or library not taking the time to update accuracy of it's information database, besides looking bad, and unprofessional, it serves as unjustly informing it's user base' and anyone hoping to be well informed, which is the heart of the Web, interconnected computers not only for interchange as telecommunication but archival information on all the World's topics, and believe you me, it's the number one go-to source, so it should be maintained in that manner, as best as possible. Take the time, someone...being the goal of a good Webmaster In regard to the cop cars, I'm not drawing a comparison there, I'm saying keep in mind what we do know about Rockstar's rather secretive game design and build steps, and what drives that and the results based on that workload direction and design. For example, if you go in to work at Rockstar building that dream game, your favorite idea maybe shot down in a meeting with the producers, Sam Houser made his own clear examples in previous magazine interviews [if not online] In his prime case he had suggested filling car tanks with petrol that would run low with the car in use. He was shot down by overwhelming vote or something like that. That idea might still come to pass in the evolution of GTA...but is not seen as an important one, for me, more interiors, caves, and underground locations or similar make the non mission aspect of GTA that much more fun...and need immediate address STILL As far as cop car design, one fact we do know is the color and any NYPD similarity was changed in light of the events of 9/11/01 That's rather well known in GTA-lore, and the series started as Race N' Chase ... with a simple cops and robbers theme, you as the good guy was changed to an anti-hero criminal on the rise... and thusly the infamous GTA was born! Also key to the game is the late 90s turn to Sam and Dan Houser... DMA leading GTA would def have a different outcome in the game we know today
  4. ^ In regard to the above, I just got a Smartphone in hopes of a more affordable plan or to do with the support program I'm on.... the quote-unquote OBAMAPHONE ... Samsung Prevail 2 using Jellybean OS Android, my main use has been based on PC to miniSD card types of data presently offline, and portable aka mobile I only once so far got on a WiFi Hotspot to do updates, but that worked, so once I feel safe about logging into a mobile device wireless, I'd be more inclined to do so, but the Smartphone, even with 2 to 4 core processing, will never eclipse laptop or PC use for power with little compromise, most people now embrace the smallscreen, all my life, been trying to get away from it!! On topic note though, I'm interested in what my Prevail2 [Ring] model with Snapdragon Qualcomm processor and Jellybean 4.2 can do.... if I remember the stats right.
  5. Image hosting needs updating if a posting forum article does rely rather heavily upon them, most Webmasters and participants need to keep that in mind, since it can wreaK HAVOK on an active site, me thinks I got online in 2001 or thereabouts, and I WAS LATE getting connected! WOW, 2006, the birth of dual core processing, basically
  6. I'm going to add this find with some additional info, forgive my appending double post, hopefully, as always, not offending..... This death is tragic, despite some mean comments posted before he died here, one person thinks it's a number of health issues and not just drinking, but could certainly have given him liver disease. One site reports he was in the care of a doctor at the time of his passing.... http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/backstage/260431-gary-richrath-wtf-happened.html
  7. PCguytech appears to be back on GTAForums but his postings are horrible! Mike, come on, dude!!

  8. Passed away on Sunday, details not mentioned at the time, but it looks like from videos over a year ago, posted on YouTube, he was in poor health from the thin guy we knew in the band of the 80s, but still performing REO hits as noted in those videos you can find there. I believe part of the problem was just obesity <sp?> ...which is considered something of an epidemic in the USA, he seemed in worse shape then Foreigner's Lou Gramm, who was also close to death at one point, but still with us! http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/15/arts/music/gary-richrath-guitarist-and-songwriter-for-reo-speedwagon-dies-at-65.html?_r=0
  9. Ok, we know 2015 and 2016 are not likely to spawn a new Rockstar GTA, but perhaps by next year's end, some info about the next game will come to fore.... Let's take wagers on when that actual release date or first trailer for GTA NEXT might be!!
  10. For the record, my first job was delivering papers in my neighborhood...yes, the tried and true paperboy route... This in the late 70s or early 80s. By 84 I was working for the 'Tree Trust' that's still around in some form or other, I worked doing labor around the local ice arena
  11. Let me add a thought I had watching a porn star in a music video, one reason I admire Traci Lords... aka Norma Kudsma, IIRC, she got into the adult film industry at a rather siminal time and caused a major problem for that Industry, but leaving that and going legit is something VERY few have done, and I have to say, I have respect for her as a woman to be able to overcome such overwhelming odds to stay true to your vision of success, and not let others drag you down. Since she lied to get into adult and also caused major problems for the adult industry, there was a rumor that a death threat existed against her at one point (I think this was a Penthouse story I read) but despite all that, she's still in Entertainment today and one of the most known woman in adult film history! Kudos! haha
  12. Microsoft Windows 10 still not registered on my machine, but need to try Smartglass XB360!

  13. When your old, trusty Image host ain't workin' no more, it's time to update... I hate that ppl are so lax they don't keep up with the changing, fluid state of the Interwebs, just makes the thread look bad! The cop car idea would never fly, the main issue Rockstar STILL face is based on building a map for the game, then placing the story into that map, it never fails to fall short of using the map fully, even with online additions, and some of that is now aiding single player, but GTA 6 should not revisit old map ideas, but still use the USA, I say up near Canada with more snow elements! Great Lakes region for bordering
  14. I might need to use ALL my Xmas money for the PS4, and this Uncharted might break some new records for picking up Sony's sales, and with over a year and no major migration away from 10 year old consoles that I know of.... The time transitioning from PS2 to 3 and Xbox360 High Definition era coincided with a few major paradigm shift factors and that was the future of digital AV television in our homes!
  15. Of course if you've used YouTube you know it started modestly then Google took over HALF the Internet and as such, messed around with YouTube as well, with Google+ posting updating trying to get people away from Facebook I imagine. Well, I found out with two video uploads most recently that I got a warning about the last one violating a user's rights to the content. From what I recall of the full clip, it was made with camcorder at the TV showing the music streaming service of my own cable, and was between song selections, but irregardless. I got a strike, warning, probation for 6 months or so, and a 'Copyright violation school' course True or False cartoon There's a joke posting about this cartoon as well, I noted after the fact. The first time I used YouTube it was with my original account, I re-registered because it was more or less trial and error. I got a second chance with eBay as well, and that's almost required in my case, I catch on slow since it's not entirely obvious why things might be in violation. Because YouTube-Google had to relent to a mass of public music and video uploads, as fitting with the format. Plenty of people overwhelmed however many rights police are on hand and some have figured ways to sidestep the software, like pitch adjustments during uploads. I ask you though.... Why is it they come down on ME for this latest video in which I clearly filmed with a camera and talked narrative over the music which was already fading out and transitioning between programmed songs... The idea I followed was that of instructional and informative video, not plainly sharing a video or audio clip from some consumer product. I like to explain findings of mine, in my videos, and I just consider them vBlogs, or Video Blogging for those unaware of the term. I don't know how I got singled out this time with all the other full album and movie uploads still on YouTube, BUT it makes me worry that if you find something still on YT you want to see or hear, better NOT wait to do so, it may come down at ANY time, so it would seem! Oh, and after completing 'Copyright School' I sent a posted comment with a clipboarded screen image (as is allowed within the YT pages) to notify YouTube of my intention with the clip, but I do confess using the uploader, I may have forgot Copyright Reserved wording and disclaimers I assumed are mostly automatically generated
  16. Got a Samsung Prevail 2 smartphone and new number, just so you know! haha

  17. Not really a general comment on this game or Rockstar, but I have to inform anyone interested.... I had a family matter detaining me from online and dealing with Paypal's dissolution of marriage from eBay Not only was THAT an issue, but add also the untimely switch over from scratch cards for Moneypak (Greendot) allowing easy money conversion to Paypal account online billing. I finally got things more organized but just as easily could have had serious problems because Paypal's ownership for working out direct issues with it's customers and it's organization is a shambles if you ask me, they like a lot of companies want everything automated online without human hands on crisis management. While computers are good because they don't need real sleep or food to live ...ie, function, there's simply no substitute for humans interfacing directly. That said the email help I got was greatly effective, and changing to a text capable Smartphone (with less minutes but 'unlimited data'?!?) allows more automation on that end. I was delayed paying for Xbox Live and as such, GTAOnline service for two months!! I got on the horn with Paypal and told them to make sure my bank to PP balance addition be used to pay those two months, and after two business days the deed was done, No penalty as I was half expecting but hoping not to see... Good news there. I have to say, tying your bank account to Paypal has a side benefit, no more fees to transfer cash as is the case with Moneypak cards. Those switched to Visa/Mastercard Debit by the way, The scratch off numbers on the cards were deemed compromised by way of fraud techniques that would target gullible people Typically the older set who are less tech savvy. I personally think this requires user diligence over far reaching policy changes like abandoning scratch off cards, I think people just being aware of scams and what to expect in those cases could avoid being taken to the cleaners in the first place.
  18. Based on the game licensed trax or your own additions, or headphone simulcast? I'd recommend Megadeth's 502 Can't stop loving Def Leppard's On Thru The Night, a master classic off High and Dry, but based on the first album title
  19. I've been lax on a few fronts, and I mentioned Decades TV a local CBS terrestrial digital channel new in operation the past year or so, documenting historical events like Wikipedia does on their landing page, a rather interesting formula given that it's archival programming from CBS and new and old features shown in 6 hour blocks. The 10 year anniversary for Hot Coffee was a segment more or less on video game violence, originally aired on CBS I believe. Since I had issues replicating the broadcast, I filmed a DVD recorded playback and put it on my YouTube freshly uploaded tonight. Another article on the channel talked about girls and gaming, tech, computers and their overall feeling of 'boring' in relation to the contrast of male interest, that was also interesting given how long ago it originally broadcast. To this day I think Rockstar lost genuine talent who left after the HC fallout mess. It could have been avoided but in one capacity or another, GTA has always matured in it's content as it evolves, distinctly from chief competitor Saints Row which is not thought to be competition these days because Rockstar showed how adept they REALLY were at HiDef gaming
  20. Wow, I just happened on a Metallica concert and story intertwined on BluRay just as I was b-day shopping for my birthday on August 8, as a used disc, it was $16 in price, but includes a bonus BD-DVD as well as actual 3D (available via HDMI only) concert on disc 1 Metallica's iMAX filmed concert video is not new, hence my used disc purchase, but I had forgotten about it! hahah In addition to that Bluray to add to my collection the original RED was also available (Retired. Extremely Dangerous) Helen Mirren kicks some serious booty in both RED films! hahaha Well, also to point out, I was offline on my birthday and making a trip to my folk's cabin as my mom had to be with her sister undergoing cancer treatment and it's not looking optimistic for her, sad to say
  21. Wow, I thought something the Don would say could wind up too big a foot in the mouth to remove, but anti-gov sentiment is part of the fury feeding Donald Trump's bid for the White House. I've been following this as someone GREATLY effected by the recession of 2007, in fact it's been my mid-life crisis for real. Losing a job after 16 years really puts you in a tail spin about the future. Trump wants to rebuild America's world standing and it's own self-worth, but as John McCain made the mistake of saying too loudly, some Ultra right wingers as they're called, or 'Crazies' attach themselves to his campaign as well, I think as someone also outside of politics as usual that Donald Trump's main issues is more in dealing with non-US entities of which he's not that experienced.... His tough words on immigration and the Chinese or Saudi's might backfire as well as US citizen support, but so far, he's still getting people excited about how to improve the US as a whole, what do you make of it all??
  22. My dad salvaged an iPhone 5C for me to tackle next!

  23. The straight up hard fact as I see it, it's really almost NOTHING to do with the users who joined GTAForums that make it intolerable and cruel, there are mean spirited users every now and again, but all my stuff was light hearted fun, and never mean spirited or really holding a grudge.... Life's just too short for that non-sense. The problem that still exists is that staff by and large are egotistical snobbish, elitists, and it's just not right what they've done to usher people out of the GTA gaming community. I've been playing REAL video games longer then most all of them have been on the Earth... so it remains a great injustice that someone like me who's not there to rock the boat gets a ban for life, but they won't budge even now.... so the ban still stands. Most just like the fact without me there, they don't have to deal with me whether that's arguing a post or even merely READING one!!! Absolute insanity if you ask me, and BTW, when I joined here it was marginally more active, but no where near GTAF's activity level. They have a worst case of Internet monopoly. That also being said, Thanks to Chris I think problems here have been taken care of with calm heads prevailing and the intent of community above all... held to high standard, as it should be!
  24. What I applaud is the work of two or three people who with US resident assist work on the plotting for Rockstar's current crop of games, Dan Houser in particular as mentioned, he has a love of writing and story telling that in time, we'll see might give new ideas to video gaming over written work in books or other... and movies, the original inspirational sources
  25. I'd disagree with your tongue in cheek assessment in all seriousness, partly correct to some degree. Digital Photography is literally HALF the picture, if not one third, considering the birth of David Paul Gregg's optical disc medium (RIP), The optical disc was analog until the 5 inch shrink ushered in PCM digital Red Book aka 16bit CD audio we use even today to a lesser degree then Mpeg audio. (includes Mpeg2 and 3 and 4, By the way) Digital photography had less controversy in it's growth period then digital video I'd say, partly held back by Copy protection interests, others felt the early efforts showed off glaring problems with pixelation, and this is true of both still and moving video and picture varieties. With the advent of acceptance now being 4K Ultra High Definition, we enter an era where DIGITAL FACSIMILE is more vibrant then the analog capturing of the same, to a degree where it's VERY hard to tell the difference! Two key points where digital video fails and falls on it's face, DARK shades of gray, moving fast frames at times, and most glaringly, STROBE light effects, staging concerts for example, concert lighting can wreak havok with digital HD and SD. So don't discard analog hardware completely. It's evolution only to one extent or another is kind of sad, but also offers particular high end professional and consumer devices that show it's strengths at the best it can be! Hats off to the bodies of industry who have worked as the JOINT pictures group, what Mpeg and Jpeg are, Joint Pictures Experts Group and Motion Picture Experts Group, industry experts looking for approval for standards that can be shared and NON PROPRIETARY
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