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    Order Number: ...

    Order Number: 30B51382-DB7B-4B87-9778-4D475DB1186C
    Placed on: 07/05/2016
    Email: bmschkerke@gmail.com

    Thank you so much!
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    Ability to redownload?

    Last year I bought quite a few courses and I downloaded them and saved them to my Linux server. However, I recently lost that machine and the downloaded courses.

    Is it possible to get access to...
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    Good point. I just shiver when I think of the...

    Good point.

    I just shiver when I think of the original EQ. :)
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    I truly think comparing WoW and EQ2 isn't fair. ...

    I truly think comparing WoW and EQ2 isn't fair. EQ2 is aimed at the grindplayer. The above statement makes that clear, to me at least. Crafting in DAoC is very similar as to what was described...
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    They had V:TM ready before Half Life 2 was ready....

    They had V:TM ready before Half Life 2 was ready. It's my understanding that their contract with Valve required that they wait until Half Life 2's release before they could release.

    The game...
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    Boosting the spawn rate is a bad thing, overall. ...

    Boosting the spawn rate is a bad thing, overall. I enjoy playing WoW because it allows me to solo. Yet there are several quests where you have to go to an area and [examine chest/use item/kill...
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    Regional encoding of DVDs is nothing more than a...

    Regional encoding of DVDs is nothing more than a monopoly creating artificial restrictions on distribution. I'm against it as well, but nowhere near the extent I oppose patents on software. ...
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    Re: hmm...

    Look mastermesh, it is not a patent that protects your masterpiece.

    That's *copyright*.

    They're two different, distinct entities.

    You can copy something and as long as you create it in a...
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    Like the 3D patent supposedly being violated...

    Like the 3D patent supposedly being violated right now? Covering the display in 2D of a 3D image?

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/11/03/game_cos_3d_lawsuit/...
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    Thanks Buzz, worked a treat!

    Thanks Buzz, worked a treat!
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    Going to start on those tonight. I consider...

    Going to start on those tonight. I consider myself decent with C++ (I work in C# and Java daily) so I'll be anxious to see how I do. <g>
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    Ah, yea, but you're filing the patent. The...

    Ah, yea, but you're filing the patent. The patent examiner -- whose responsibility it is to approve the patent -- is also responsible for ensuring that all prior art claims have been filled...
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    Oh boy. 1. Patents expire. Yep. In twenty...

    Oh boy.

    1. Patents expire. Yep. In twenty years. Go back twenty years in the technology industry and tell me what you see. Me? I see a C= 64 with a 1541 disk drive. What patents are there...
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    Heh heh. I usually do consulting/contract work...

    Heh heh.

    I usually do consulting/contract work on a flat fee basis. Assuming you're comfortable with your abilities this usually works out best -- plus you can get the client to agree to it...
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    What's it mean when you go to download, enter...

    What's it mean when you go to download, enter your download key, hit download, and get a large blank white screen?

    No error, no download either. I tried it in IE for the second download, in case...
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    For those with issues downloading World of...

    For those with issues downloading World of Warcraft, the beta.

    The file that FilePlanet subscribers can download can be found at http://www.schkerke.com/files/wow/worldofwarcraftopenbeta.zip. My...
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    AO/Funcom screwed up in the customer service...

    AO/Funcom screwed up in the customer service department (Blizzard has yet to perform in this regard, only true retail will give us that measure), the patches department (Blizzard has been slow in...
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    Yea, and as far as I can tell usernames only have...

    Yea, and as far as I can tell usernames only have to be unique per server. My son has his character as his real name (his idea, not mine) on each server. (His name is semi unique.)

    So even if...
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    No, each character is named individually. The...

    No, each character is named individually. The username you sign up with is what you use to login to the game server as, but doesn't reflect on your characters. :)
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    I have to say the forums at GameDev are the best...

    I have to say the forums at GameDev are the best there is for game related items. I'm a regular there and try to help out as often as I can - there really isn't anything that is too "stupid" for the...
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    The game is incredible.

    It's aimed at the casual gamers like myself. I log in an hour or so a night but my character makes solid progress, and I have fun doing everything that I do. Even crafting is... bizarrely fun.
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    Thanks, Buzz and Buzz3D Team.

    My karma level was too low. Yea, I don't use the forums much, if at all. Mainly because I'm more of a programmer than artist, can't help much with art stuff except to make others feel like they...
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    My understanding is that PCI-X offers up to 75W...

    My understanding is that PCI-X offers up to 75W of power as compared to the 25W that an AGP 8X has available for it.

    This was apparently done at the behest of both nVidia and ATI. The increased...
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    I have a dual Opteron system (at work :)) and I...

    I have a dual Opteron system (at work :)) and I have to say I'm loving it. I'm not a modeler; I'm a programmer. Still I've never been happier with a system.

    The only complaint I have is that...
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    Interesting point to this is that with a *true*...

    Interesting point to this is that with a *true* credit card you can dispute the charge and at most they'll hang you out to dry for $50.00 while they investigate.

    Most people don't understand or...
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