A good IRL friend of mine suddenly went silent for a week, we usually kept in touch via irc and wow pretty much every day, but now he was silent for a week and he had not said anything before. Me and some other friends started to wonder, and actually it got to the point where we tried to call his parents, since none of us knew anything and he didn't answer on his cell. We were starting to get worried. His parents didn't answer, and still noone knew where he were. Theories were spawned that someone might have passed away and they all had gone for such a purpose, but there was always the nagging thought that something else could have happened as well.
In the end one of us actually did get to know where he was.. In Spain! More or less having a golf trip with his parents! Just like that, he had "forgotten" to tell anyone... :lol:
So I guess life can also simply be "tricky" sometimes.. :P
And in the day and age we live in, if we don't hear or see something immediately, then we are flustered and even frustrated or furious (the f words).
Take cameras for instance - and the difference between digital and regular (i don't even know a name for them). If I cannot view the image I just took from my camera RIGHT NOW, then I am pissed. How do I know if it was a good picture? What if the lighting was wrong? What if my finger was in front of the lens? Should I have used the flash?
I would even get pissed if I call and leave a voicemail on someones cell phone, and they don't call back within an hour or so. How dare you sir! For shame!
Our digital and electronic age has gotten us quite ancy about knowing everything about everyone now, not next week, not tomorrow, not in a few hours, now. That's funny and scary at the same time.
I think about my life before my first cellular purchase. I would disappear for weeks on end without contact with anyone I knew. Of course I would get the "We haven't seen you in, like, forever!" statements, but for the most part it was acceptable. Not now-n-days.
I have rambled on without a point, so here it is: I'm sure he is okay and well-to-do with life as best as he can be. I am curious as well. :?
'uhm", I've tried the Nvidia 78.03, 78.05, 81.26, 81.82, 81.84, and 81.85 drivers. In between each install I uninstalled completely and used Driver Cleaner Pro, to make sure each version was wiped completely. No newb here.
Its the game, not a driver issue. There's something funky going on with how the game allocates memory that is causing the crashing. The devs are too chicken shit to admit the problems and expect EA to handle the support and complaints. Another promising game company bends over and takes it from the corporate bigwigs, while their customers suffer.
I guess one should consider oneself lucky, then. I've personally never trusted nVidia, they advertise and pull cheap shit too often. ATi is beginning to do that however and it's getting unsettling, I do hope they stop ... or I hope another upstart arises to challenge both ATi and nVidia. I tend to never buy a product that over-advertises. My chip is AMD because of the simple reason that they don't.
I must however admit that my attitude towards Black & White 2 is mercurial. The creatures don't seem to be as smart as they used to be and I have numerous problems with the game interface but upon seeing that adorable Cow or Wolf toss a teddy-bear at a nearby villager in an attempt to 'play', that all tends to melt away.
"Um, no. See, that object is a good thirty times bigger than that villager. Villagers might look like ants but they aren't. Things that much heavier than them will crush them."
"You're just trying to play, I know. Here, throw trees at them instead."