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Entered on: September 8, 2004 1:21 AM by Jackzilla
I just wanted to update everyone on my sweetly ridiculous amount of storage. The ZillaStation Network now consists of the ZillaStation Central Computer (120 + 250 gig), Zillabox (250 gig), Funkbox (250 gig), Battlebox (250 gig), Workbox (250 gig), BooBooBox (250 gig), 50BuckBox (160 gig) and Sulu (16 + Elmer's old 10 gig). These are all networked together. Let's see that's... 1,806 gigs. Damn! I'm a little shy of 2 terabytes!  
Additionally, I have an extra xbox for sale (160 gig), a spare 160 gig harddrive and various 8 and 10 gig drives laying about. If I look in storage there's a 50 MEG Atari harddrive in there too... ;)  
So Ross, who's your daddy!?

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From: Ross Entered on: September 8, 2004 7:47 AM
That is impressive, however it's hardly a useful comparison. Most of that storage is mostly in a barely-networked state. Xboxes are hardly a versatile network storage device like a general purpose computer. They can only transfer files essentially via FTP, an archaic and sluggish file protocol developed before we were all born.  
So, yes, I definitely give you an "A" for your total amount of storage, but you get a "C" for usability. The xbox is an impressive machine but it can't compare to even a simple PC for sheer flexibility and ease-of-use. If you want to share files living on one xbox to any devices BESIDES other xboxes, you are in for some pain.  
In a semi-related topic, has anyone tried using Mozilla Firefox yet? I have replaced all the browsers in the house with this one, as it is FAR less prone to security problems. Plus it's more powerful and has a lot of cool features like tabbed browsing - no more multiple browser windows. I recommend it highly:
From: The Bone Entered on: September 8, 2004 12:40 PM
What a coincidence. I just started using Firefox a couple days ago for exactly the same reasons you post.
From: Ross Entered on: September 8, 2004 11:27 AM
I think Roche will definitely need it. Speaking of, where is that fooker? I'm sure he's making up for lost masturbatory time from last week - he had all the free range but none of the tools to make use of it - but this is ridiculous. I want to hear about the new job!
From: Creeko Entered on: September 8, 2004 12:01 PM
I'm sure he went back to the old Swank style.  
Desperate times deserve desperate measures.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: September 8, 2004 12:52 PM
Perhaps Johnny is realizing that being a WORKIN' MAN really *IS* harder than being a "homemaker." No more watching the same movie 8 times for him!  
(If that little dig doesn't merit a response from him, then I guess we can assume he's too busy wackin' the piglet)
From: Ross Entered on: September 9, 2004 12:27 PM
Why have we seen/heard nothing about this game!?!?! It's supposed to be out already!
Somebody get this, stat!
From: Jackzilla Entered on: September 9, 2004 3:45 PM
Apparently boobies really eat up the bandwidth in that one...
From: Ross Entered on: September 9, 2004 4:36 PM
From: Ross Entered on: September 13, 2004 12:19 PM
By the way, The Guy Game is pretty decent. Kind of frustrating at times but quite a few hotties in the game.  
Speaking of video games and porn, anyone talk to Roche lately?
From: Jackzilla Entered on: September 13, 2004 3:41 PM
I saw Roche Saturday night. He's a busy WORKIN' MAN now! But it takes a real dedication to be both a WORKIN' MAN and a JACKHOLE I guess!  
Ang & I played The Guy Game with John and Melissa over the weekend. It was quite entertaining -- especially after we were able to see some hoots (which basically requires playing through each section twice). John was getting quite belligerent early on when he was doing poorly and denied the boobies.  
On a related note, has anyone else noticed that despite John's seemingly endless knowledge of the trivial, that he sucks at trivia games?
From: Ross Entered on: September 13, 2004 3:47 PM
Well in his defense, knowledge of trivia buys you no boobies in The Guy Game. The only thing that will show you skin is your ability to predict a) either if the girl knows the answer, or b) what her wrong answer is. Knowing it yourself simply buys you more cash which as far as I can tell is not worth a whole lot.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: September 13, 2004 4:04 PM
I thought Johnny was gonna lose it when they stated sharks lay the biggest eggs -- "It's ostriches!" Plus we were denied the boobies. It got ugly.
From: Ross Entered on: September 13, 2004 6:13 PM
I was upset by that one as well. Let me look it up...  
Also ostrich, but says by a bird, doesn't mention fish:
However, this site, which seems a bit more authoritative, puts sharks back in the game:
If you notice, it says the ostrich egg is 7" and the whale shark at 14" - seems like the 'ol Guy Game might be right on this one.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: September 13, 2004 6:56 PM
I still say the bear eggs win.
From: John Entered on: September 13, 2004 9:52 PM
I've never purported that I'm good at trivia games. Actually I'm kind of up and down when it comes to trivia games. I've done well at times even in your presence, Zilla. Of course Zilla only choses to remember when I do poorly just like he only remebers the times he does well. I've played trivia with Zilla when he was sucking.  
As far as being belligerent, it's true and I apologize for being a bit on the asinine side. I was a little cranky that night in part from dealing with a stressful week. Sometimes it's a bit much to take when you start acting all superior, Zilla. I don't have the best temperament for that sort of thing and can sometimes fall of my rocker.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: September 14, 2004 8:21 AM
Bells - I never purported to be good at trivia either. Nor did I ever purport that you purported to be good at trivia. I just found it odd that you're not better considering that you're well-read and have an ability to recall odd facts (particularly people's heights and weights). Yet, I can't recall you ever doing well with trivia games. We both know the smart money is on Chica-Boom when it comes to trivia.  
Regarding my teasing: Get over it! If you're holding us back from seeing boobies I'm callin' you on it everytime! Perhaps we should put seatbelt restraints on that rocker of yours. :)
From: Ross Entered on: September 16, 2004 11:34 PM
One more time, Zilla: knowledge of trivia is not even necessary to succeed at The Guy Game. All you have to do is guess if certain chicks are stupid or not, and more asininely, what kinds of stupid answers they'll give.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: September 17, 2004 7:52 AM
Trivia knowledge is necessary when actually competing with other players, Ross. You are correct that its not necessary when playing single player and the goal is to see boobies. I downloaded a save game that's 100% unlocked for The Guy Game. So now when we play, we can compete with the trivia side of it and get boobies regardless.
From: Ross Entered on: September 17, 2004 8:28 AM
Sweet! I need that! Where did you get it?  
Never mind, I found it.  
I feel dirty.
From: The Bone Entered on: September 17, 2004 10:37 AM
I watch Jeopardy and I check out internet porn. I guess I've been playing The Guy Game for years.
From: Ross Entered on: September 17, 2004 8:39 PM
I just started playing Star Wars Battlefront. It rules! I've got to lay off Burnout 3, this one is taking over!
From: Jackzilla Entered on: September 17, 2004 9:50 PM
Good to hear, Ross! I haven't heard any advance reviews and was starting to worry! Might this replace HALO some night?  
BURNOUT 3: 59 golds and counting (didn't get to play much this week).
From: The Bone Entered on: September 17, 2004 11:11 PM
59 Golds! Big deal, how many silvers you got? I bet I got more than you!
From: Jackzilla Entered on: September 19, 2004 7:51 AM
Ross - How about more details on Battlefront? I haven't gotten it yet! Is it similar to Halo? Is the multi-player gonna rock our world? Or is it like Spidey 2 (the game), where it's sweet at first and then it becomes stanky with time?  
I just got Fable, which I may at least try (RPG... not my brand of tea).
From: Ross Entered on: September 19, 2004 8:31 AM
It's third person, you play as any one of about 5 classes, either Rebel or Imperial, and there are campaigns for both the prequels and the original trilogy (I'm playing thru the original first). You can play lighter scout type guys or, regular troopers, or heavy weapons based guys based on what you're trying to accomplish. You usually have a handful of points on a map that need to be held (like a capture-and-hold game) and ultimately the goal is to wipe out all the troops on the other side. So far, it's not too hard as my teammates tend to seem to have the advantage most of the time but I'm sure that's only because I'm at the beginning.
From: Ross Entered on: September 20, 2004 8:42 AM
Well there is one shitty thing about SWBF: it's short. I'm done. I played thru both campaigns (the clone wars one only being about 5 or 6 battles) in two or three sittings. It looks like there's some other game-within-the-game that mixes up the rules and makes things complicated but I tried it and it's got the same battlefields so I don't know how interested I'll be.  
In any case, I would love to give this thing a whirl at a gaming night sometime. Move some cheese on some of you "I can't play anything but Halo" weenies.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: September 20, 2004 9:44 AM
"Move some cheese on some of you "I can't play anything but Halo" weenies."  
Are you talking about Johnny, Ross? Lately, he hasn't even been willing to play Halo (!?!). "Where's Johnny?"  
I'd love to give Battlefront a whirl... I'm always up for anything! I'm an equal opportunity offender. I read the IGN review (8.5 I believe they gave it) and it sounds like an interesting multi-player game. It mixes real players with bots, for some rather large battles, right? GIDDY-UP!  

From: Ross Entered on: September 20, 2004 10:31 AM
Yeah, the battles are huge and it would be a riot to get a lot of players into it, I think. Especially with vehicles.  
And yes, that was directed at The Bells. He usually complains when we talk about moving off the vanilla Slayer or Team Slayer Halo matches.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: September 22, 2004 8:07 AM
I played Battlefront 4-player system link last night! It's SWEET! Is it a Halo killer? Of course not. Is it better than countless other multi-player games? Yes!  
Each side starts out with like 250 people. In four-player, each side has two real people and the rest are bots. All the cool characters, weapons and vehicles from Star Wars are here! I was driving snow speeders, tauntauns, AT AT walkers, etc etc! You can play as countless classes of characters depending on the map (generic rebel dudes, wookie, battle droids, storm troopers, etc). There's an option called HEROES that when enabled, each side has a star from the movie. Nothing like taking bitches out, thinking you're sweet and Darth Vader himself shows up to F you in the A!  
A blast was had by all! Yes, Johnnybells: I think you'll like it too! We gotta game night this one!
From: Ross Entered on: September 22, 2004 10:46 AM
Yeah I forgot that Bells, being a Star Wars fan, will be more apt to give this one a try. I can't wait to try it multiplayer.
From: Ross Entered on: September 24, 2004 11:37 AM
X-Men Legends is out! Jack, are you making plans for acquisition?

From: Jackzilla Entered on: September 25, 2004 7:28 AM
I got X-MEN LEGENDS! Hope to play it tonight!  

From: Ross Entered on: September 25, 2004 8:53 AM
I'll have it soon!  
I don't know how many golds I have! I don't care! :)  

From: Ross Entered on: September 26, 2004 11:46 AM
I've been playing it, I'm thru the opening mission and about to start the first real one. It's really fucking cool. I'm digging its graphics, too. It's a combination of a role playing game with more action-oriented style, like Hunter: The Reckoning. I'd say it's a dead-even cross between that and a KOTOR. It has the ability to upgrade your characters and customize them but there's still plenty of ass whupping fun to be had, and what so far seems to be a pretty fun story. I give it the thumbs.
From: Swerb Entered on: September 29, 2004 11:29 PM
Bert, did you ever switch over to 100 Proof News for newsgroups? I haven't done it yet, and was wondering if it was any good. I was warned that some newsgroup servers are crappy, and often have incomplete files.
From: Ross Entered on: September 30, 2004 8:07 AM
I haven't switched, no, I was waiting for you. :) Reading their site, though, I thought they pretty much assured people that they had a high completion rate? Can't you sign up on a trial basis and see if the suck or not?
From: Swerb Entered on: September 30, 2004 11:43 AM
I e-mailed them last night to see if they had a trial period - I'll let you know what they say. Maybe I'll spend the nine bucks and try it for just a month, and then go from there.

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