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  1. ESEA client maxes out your GPU when computer is idle, to mine bitcoins. *read: non-consensual SETI@home for profit *Since mid-April
  2. 4-core i5 (TDP 95W), mid-range video card, 3 HDD, 1 optical; 600W OCZ PSU failed about 6 months ago. FWIW, I would recommend spending the extra $20 to get a better* PSU. *moar watts
  3. I don't think Robbob can read this thread.
  4. Charter jacked up the price on my internet service last month, which leaves me to wonder, how much are people paying out there and for what quality of service? I'm especially curious about international people; I've heard that ISPs in Europe don't get monopolies the way they do here. Nominal speed here is 30mbps. Actual speed to the actual internet is about 6mbps. Price is $48/mo (~36 euro per month) for internet only.
  5. Imagine someone trying for 12 minutes to explain tickrate and interpolation in terms that bros understand. Keep in mind that 'network engineer explains CS interpolation' is essentially the same as 'mailman explains how Netflix decides which DVD to send you'.* *2007 called
  6. Blue and white are common colors for ethernet jacks; orange is less common. As long as the cables are punched down the same on both ends, there should be no compatibility problems. One possibility is that there is something wrong with the cable running to one of the jacks. It could have become distressed at some point and stopped working. It could be missing, or it could've been cut. Another is that it is not connected to anything. Generally, your description of the problem does not make sense to me. Your router should be connecting over ethernet to a modem. All the jacks could be connected to a switch, with the modem also connected to that switch, but that would be unusual for a home setup. All the jacks could be connected to another router, with that router connected to a modem; that would be more likely but still unusual. The key here is that you need to know how each jack is connected to the network. The orange jack could indicate that there is something different about it. It could be connected to fiber, it might not be punched down straight-through, or it might just be connected to another jack somewhere that is also orange.
  7. p90 nerf is a lie, I hear nothing but dinks when someone is using that thing. tec9 has been ruined though; 50% price increase and now wildly inaccurate.
  8. mookie

    CS GO Maps

    maps lists all valid BSP files; it is only valid from the server console (i.e. RCON), otherwise you're running it against your own maps folder.
  9. In my testing, the threshold seems to be about 150 damage, with a very slow quota regeneration over time.
  10. Most likely, it can't be configured, like the auto-kick for teamkilling, and we'll just have to stop using the inbuilt autokick entirely. I'm not sure how flaky the AFK kicker in SourceMod is. Praise be to VALVe.
  11. Typically it's just done with one entity, I believe game_player_equip is the one. A good deagle5 would almost certainly be used here. Historically, most other aim maps (except hegrenade maps) don't scale well to a 12x12 server; if they are large enough to support the players, their size and design tends to promote slow and tedious play when it gets down to a handful of players. To put a general spec on what kind of aim/fy (non-objective) maps have been passable, they have almost always had a single main area (deagle5, scoutzknivez, he_dodgeball), or a shape that at least allows players to see clear across the map which prevents players from running around for a long time without seeing each other (iceworld, etc.). The single biggest hurdle is the blur. A map with no buyzones absolutely cannot leave some players' views blurred. That is a 100% dealbreaker. Unfortunately I haven't been able to spend the time yet to track this down to a specific entity that creates or prevents this issue.
  12. I'm 80% sure I activated this on Tuesday, so probably STEAM_0:1:5037446 is not your Steam ID.
  13. People have been joining, even within the last few seconds.
  14. The inquisitions, being a collection of church-government organizations that existed in multiple countries over the course of hundreds of years, could not really be described as "isolated" or an "event," and are unique. The general trend of suppressing dissent with violence does exist in many parts of history. Perhaps a better example would be the Soviet repressions. About sixty-six million (66,000,000) persons were arrested, deported, or killed, by the Communists. This of course does not help your argument about religion, since the Soviet Union was one of relatively few Atheist states in history, and actually banned religion.
  15. Claims that prehistoric wars were motivated by religion at a higher rate than historic wars are pure speculation and fantasy. I think you may have become confused about what you're writing. The implication above, quite clear, is that the inquisitions, being not-wars, are evidence that religion is a significant motivation for killing, more so than would be indicated by only considering wars. This does not follow, because, despite being well-known, the inquisitions did not kill very many people.
  16. this is false. I couldn't find out what his religion was but I am willing to bet he wasn't atheist. Even if he was he was mentally ill, just like the gunman in colorado (who was also christian). People with autism or borderline personality disorder have trouble distinguishing right from wrong and social cues. There is no correlation (that I have seen) between believing in no afterlife and killing people. In fact i've heard that less than 1% of people in jail are atheist, though I think this is probably bias because the prison system is a hard place to be atheist and can cause "awakenings" In the United States in 1997, only 0.2% of the prison population claimed to be Atheists, but additionally 19.8% did not claim any religion. I can't easily find what part of the population considers Atheism to be their religion, but if we were to consider anyone who does not identify with a religion to be an atheist, 20% of the prison population were atheists (in 1997). According to Wikipedia, no religion increased from 8% of the general population in 1990 to 15% in 2008; if those figures are to be believed, people with no religion are incarcerated at a higher rate than religious people. http://www.adherents.com/misc/adh_prison.html
  17. http://www.foreignpo..._tower?page=0,2 So, about one in fifteen wars in known history were caused by religion. That completely disregards all "unknown" conflicts that aren't recorded throughout history, simply because the wars/deaths were not documented - neither side was literate. Tribal warfare was often driven by the concept of a literal battle between the gods of different tribes. Before organized polytheism, few people claimed to have the true gods, only the best gods. Once we get into early recorded history, motivations are somewhat opaque at first because a nation needs no more reason to invade another than the orders of its absolute leader. Religion often comes into it, but usually only to motivate the people after the decision has been made to attack. Later on, even the best-known examples of religious violence may not count as real wars. The Crusades were, certainly, but all the different Inquisitions (Wikipedia lists four) were entirely civil affairs (that is, affairs between one country and its own people). Once Lutheranism and Protestantism emerged in Europe, it’s likely that as many people were tried and executed for their beliefs as slain in battle. Acts of ethnic cleansing continue to this day, with varying degrees of religious justification. Recent examples occurred and are still occurring in Kosovo, Burma and all over Africa. The biggest current, ongoing religious conflict is the War on Terror. It’s not officially Christianity on the march but many in the religious right do see it that way. The Muslim extremists on the other side certainly consider themselves to be waging a Jihad or holy war. There can't be any hard numbers attributed to "100% religious" killings, any more than you can attribute any other mass killings to a single 100% cause. But, taken in aggregate, I stand by my claim that organized religion itself is one of the worst atrocities ever known to mankind. In summary, (1) Even if religion didn't cause most of the wars in known history, it did cause most of the wars in prehistory, because. (2) Religion doesn't cause war, it's just an excuse political leaders use whenever they want to start a war. (3) The inquisitions, which killed literally thousands of people, are more important than wars because they're more famous (infamous). (4) Ethnic cleansing, which is ethnically-motivated by definition, is actually a religious problem. (5) It's difficult or impossible to know why people kill other people, so I feel safe blaming it on religion.
  18. http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=17847 In 1996, Australia introduced regressive gun-control laws. In about ten years that followed, the homicide rate fell at the same rate as in the United States, meanwhile the overall rate of violent crime increased 42%, while it decreased 32% in the United States. While this falls far short of being a scientific experiment, the logical inference here is that reducing lawful gun-ownership had no effect on homicide, while causing an increase in other violent crime. Of course one only has to look at the United Kingdom, where "knife crime" is now a common term, to realize that gun control does not prevent bad actors from acting badly.
  19. Is your specific objection here to the fact that some people have started some wars for religious reasons, or to the fact that religions have failed to prevent wars?
  20. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/08/06/god_and_the_ivory_tower?page=0,2 So, about one in fifteen wars in known history were caused by religion.
  21. Unbanned, and yes the name is not acceptable.
  22. The current mapcycle list: de_aztec de_dust de_nuke_ve_fix cs_office de_train de_season_go cs_italy de_mill_b1 de_dust2 de_inferno de_mirage_go That's eleven (11) maps. It's set to random, so, yes, some maps will be played more often and some less often. Assuming your list is accurate, it looks like Mani used nine (9) different maps in the thirteen (13) games it selected maps for, failing to use only two maps in the mapcycle (Train, Season). Some maps were used twice, but none were used three times. That seems good. P.S. The server is set up in this way to make the automatic selections work better with/after admin action. If the server ran a straight cycle, any time an admin deviated from the cycle, it would result in parts of the cycle being repeated while other parts were skipped (once admins stopped setting the maps). If the server continued/resumed the cycle where it was last left off, this may also result in repeated maps, as the map being chosen manually might be the second or third future map in the cycle. At times, this actually causes maps to be repeated consecutively. If the server required the whole cycle to be used before repeating any randomly-chosen maps, the server would be likely to choose a map again immediately after an admin decided to skip it (about 50/50).
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