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Madman

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  1. I think emsley is right. The emuscene kinda came to a stop. Even over at ngemu things have slowed a lot. And what is the sense to have 100 emulation related sites, that consist of emulator news and a forum? Every single site out there is built this way. Its f**** boring. So you suggest talking emsley. Well, what to talk about? In the buzz years, all kind of new emulators popped up as the hardware got faster. Nowadays, even actual consoles are emulated, like the Wii. You can download a 8 GB ISO faster now then you could download a 1.2 MB ROMfile back then. There are some guys who are into the emu scene for years, like you and me, but well. Lost most of the interest in it by now. Played it all by now. Got the MameCab in the other room, its collecting dust. And this fate is what most websites suffer too. There are a lot of very popular websites back then, that are now slowly coming to a stop - unless they have the same guys who post there for years now. Yes, you need something kicking and outstanding. Then this site my become more popular again. Until also this new feature gets old. Edit: Holy shit, just found out I will be 10 years member here in January.
  2. Well, some years ago, emulation was way more exciting. These days all the consoles are emulated from pretty decent to almost perfect. We got Saturn and DC and GC emulators in the past few years, and the scene hit a dead end for now. Its all about porting the emus to the phones and other consoles, but it aint anything new to play the same old games on yet another platform. I build myself a MAME cab 2-3 years ago, it was quite fun the first months, but now its just standing there, gathering dust. Maybe we all got tired of this? I think i do. I have been into the emu scene for like, i dunno, about 17 years now. And i think i saw most of it, if not all. I ran my own forum at romuniverse.com years ago and I actually did some piece of software for the emu peeps. But my interest vanished a lot. The only forums still somewhat active these days are the case modder forums, the other ones mostly became a place where the same people meet and talk. Do we become extinct? I just took a look at the ngemu forums, which where like a wasps nest before. There is still quite a lot of activity, but it surely slowed down a lot. Are there still any active sites out there?
  3. It still lacks something to stand out from the crowd. You can't count the emu sites posting news and provide a forum. Still, some years ago this thread would be on page 3 by now.
  4. I correct myself, looks like this site is pretty much dead? What happened?
  5. Oh well, personal stuff kept me busy. No idea why I remembered this website yesterday Looks like the site lost a lot of its activity uh? Is Gamecop still around? Regarding the collapse of the monetary system... We are in the middle of it since 2008. I was right It just takes much longer than expected
  6. Hi Guys, I havent visited "quite" a while. Glad you people are still alive and kickin'
  7. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=206...&refer=home Another must read Summer 2009: The US government defaults on its debt
  8. I was to post in my blog about this, then i discovered this thread, so i post this here. The end of the world as we know it, almost took place on Wednesday. The global credit system came close to total seizure yesterday as yields on US Treasury bills reach zero for the first time since the Great Depression If you check my last blog entry, which is from Aug 21, it will tell you the last days of Fannie and Freddie may be due and that you should keep a close eye on Lehman brothers, Wachovia and WaMu. By now, Fannie and Freddie and Lehman have gone bust, WaMu begs Citigroup to get bought. Lehman has gone bankrupt, the largest bankruptcy in history, outnumbering Worldcom or Enron by factors. So maybe i get attention now? For your sake. Im no attention whore, i try to warn you guys here for quite some time, but either you believe im a dumb sucker or you dont give a damn. I don't care, cause i see the chance that at least one person may read this and see whats coming up. Now here is some news you probably didnt hear about in mainstream press: If the AIG bailout had not happened, the financial system would have stopped immediately. AIG has 5 TRILLION of book value, Lehman only had 612 billion. In Russia, the first bank collapsed. Short selling stocks is no longer allowed in the UK, US and Russia. The president of the United States was on TV twice in 2 days about this issue. Get an idea on how serious this is? Todays action by Paulson might be too late allready. The Paulson plan does not address the root of the problem. I dont want to go into too much detail here. However consider yourself in the USSA by now. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd says the United States may be "days away from a complete meltdown of our financial system" and Congress is working quickly to prevent that. Now it all is about wether these "days" are enough to prevent the meltdown of the global financial system. The last bailout of this type was in the savings and loan crisis in the late 80s. It took them months to get that law done. Now you compare days till the meltdown to months till the law has passed. Im glad some of you finally seem to notice what may be upon all of us soon. Now take the necessary steps. Stockpile some food and cash. There is a slight chance you will not need it. But there is a bigger chance you will need this. Read http://www.jsmineset.com daily to keep you informed. Other links of interest: http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/ http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/ http://calculatedrisk.blogspot.com/ http://immobilienblasen.blogspot.com/ You might also check this: http://home.hiwaay.net/~becraft/GreatDepression.pdf Best wishes to all of you. I guess i stop moaning now, cause if you dont see it by now, you wont notice reality even if it jumped at you and squirted grapefruit juice in your eyes
  9. Madman

    Fannie Mae, Freddy Mac

    There ya go.http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSN0527106320080907Now things will turn ugly.
  10. Should i? Shouldn't i? Ah, its MY blog. It looks like the last days,weeks or maybe months of F&F have arrived. This just for the logs. Keep an eye on Lehmann, Wachovia, WaMu.
  11. Sidtool (a C64 SID Emulator frontend) steps to Version 1.3: * Updated WinVice to V 2.0 * Added subsong support to WinVice! * Added options to disable auto play function when clicking any entry (User requested feature for easier playlist building) * Added thread priority selector (Feature request) http://sidtool.demodungeon.com/
  12. Another bugfix release of Sidtool has been released: Get it here
  13. Yeah well, a lot of things changed the last year. New job. Then: New home. Thats what took me so long. Im currently not online on MSN/ICQ/Whatever any more. Most of my older contacts vanished, so i didnt install any messenger the last time i reinstalled my comp. If you like me to, i still can install one tho. I remember good ol' Emsley.
  14. ok, i will post here. In fact i found a minor bug after releasing this (as usual, you know...) and i will fix it by the weekend i think. By the way, i checked my reg date and im astonished it has been 5.5 years since i registered here. Congrats GC. Your site still rules. EDIT: by the way: Update your database, HOXS64 site has moved. (Check link in postin #1)
  15. Nah its ok. I will post on aep for the next version and see the news spread the web like a miracle
  16. Boy! I was about to submit this here. You are pretty fast eh?
  17. Madman

    Well...

    Yeah that is indeed a problem, forecasting is difficult. They come up with all sorts of (illegal) tricks.(BTW its not me that forecasted this, i just did the copy n paste trick BTW i deleted the old postings for the lack of interest. Looks like RL draw some attention to this prob now.)Anyway, things started in autumn, so thats just a few months off what people forecasted. But if you dont see by now, whats coming up, you msut have 2 eyes missing. At least. Today Bernanke told us, that the Bear Stearn incidence would have been "it".The guys at leap see "it" happening in the 2nd half this year.http://leap2020.eu/European-real-estate-in...83d14454f3e4fe6Also by now UKs and Spains subprime bubble pops. Not to mention Italy.Take precautions.
  18. Madman

    Well...

    Lipsky speechIMF Urges Action to Strengthen Global Financial SystemBy IMF Survey onlineMarch 12, 2008 * Risks of further escalation of crisis rising * Decisive action needed to put global financial system on firmer footing * First priority to reverse spreading strains in global financial markets The IMF called for "decisive policy action" to strengthen the global financial system, buffeted by fallout from the subprime crisis, noting that authorities worldwide must also "think the unthinkable" so that they can better anticipate and react to potential global economic risks."By now, there is little doubt that risks of further escalation of this crisis are rising and decisive policy action will be required to put the global financial system and global economy on a firmer footing," said John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF)."The first priority must be to reverse the spreading strains in global financial markets, and to restore the normal functioning of the financial system in advanced economies," he stated in an address at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC."The actions taken yesterday [March 11]," Lipsky added, "by several central banks are helpful, as they reflect a recognition of this critical need to assure market liquidity."Review of IMF thinkingLipsky's speech "Dealing with the Financial Turmoil: Contingent Risks, Policy Challenges, and the Role of the IMF," outlines current IMF thinking on global economic and financial developments with the aim of focusing public attention on the importance of policy makers and regulators in advanced, emerging and developing countries taking steps to guard against contingent risks that could further deepen already significant policy challenges.Though advanced economies are taking steps in the right direction, integration of financial markets globally implies more rapid and potent spillovers to other economies, Lipsky warned. Policy actions worldwide, so far, "may not prove to be adequate" to deal with the "low probability but high impact events" that may materialize and undermine global financial stability. "Policymakers as a matter of course need to `think the unthinkable,' and to consider how they would plan to react if contingencies arise. The need to prepare systematically for potential risks has been demonstrated amply during the past few months."Lipsky pointed to the potential for a "global financial decelerator" that could amplify the impact of financial turmoil on the real economy."A downward credit spiral, driven by rising defaults or margin calls that forces asset sales even as the value of collateral deteriorates could produce new rounds of deleveraging and asset price deflation," he explained.The senior IMF official underscored the role of the IMF in the current global environment, noting that that Fund has the expertise to help countries determine whether they have space for countercyclical policies. "At the IMF, we are giving serious thought to what can be done if contingent risks materialize," he said, adding that "we are using our expertise and many years of experience in helping our member countries weather crises to think about what policies might prove most effective."[...]http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/survey.../NEW031208A.htmEmergency funding for BearPublished: March 14 2008 14:05 | Last updated: March 14 2008 16:50Confidence in Bear Stearns collapsed on Friday after the US investment bank said it had arranged for an unspecified amount of emergency funding from JP Morgan and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York because its liquidity position had “significantly deteriorated”.In early New York trading, Bear Stearns shares plunged as much as 50 per cent, pulling the rest of the US stock market down. The shares have been hammered by concerns about the bank’s liquidity and had fallen more than 30 per cent this week alone in highly volatile trading.[...]Executives have tried to dismiss rumours buzzing around the industry, insisting that Bear has have plenty of cash on the balance sheet and should meet analyst expectations, which have been adjusted dramatically lower. “Our balance sheet has not weakened at all,” Alan Schwartz, president and chief executive, said on Thursday. “We don’t see any pressure on our liquidity.”But in the last days, investors have grown increasingly worried about the investment bank’s exposure to Carlyle Capital and other troubled investment funds. Specifically, there were concerns that if Bear had to seize collateral in the form of mortgage-backed securities from Carlyle and other funds, it might then have trouble selling these assets, leading to further losses and write-downs.On Friday Mr Schwartz said in a statement that the bank’s liquidity had ”significantly deteriorated” in the last 24 hours.[...]http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/43697fa6-f1cb-11...?nclick_check=1
  19. Madman

    Well...

    - Bens plan to save the primary dealers with a $200 billion injenction failed, to say the least.- Hedge Fonds, like CCC and the others and their brethren will now collapse.- That is why Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae "papers" will collapse, an estimated value of $4500 billion.Lets see what Paulson comes up with. I bet he has a plan.
  20. Madman

    Well...

    Well, you gotta start reading about it. Then you will learn.Crappy statement this is, i know. But its that way with all things.The main thing you need to know is summed up quickly:Subprime debt has been cut up into strange papers and sold all over the world. These strange papers then got cut up again into even more strange papers and sold over the world. Repeat this process. Mix in other strange papers. Then you have that alphabetical soup you read about everywhere. ABS, ABC, CDO, LBO, SIV, VIE and alike. Doesnt matter really. The problem is threefold:1) The ammount of these derivatives is about 12 Trillion dollars.2) Every financial institution on this planet seems to have bought this crap. Your city. Your pensionfund. etc. They were fine, as they thought this was like "real" money they could sell on the market at any given time for the price they paid for it.3) Last summer, Bear Stearns tried to sell some. Noone wanted to buy it. Now they found out its worth nothing.Since then, the financial market is in deep deep trouble. Its in no way "contained". And while Bernanke may consider a recession by now, making his statements just a few months ago a farce,a Depression is in fact the best possible outcome.Normally, as you may have noted on the press, banks try to auction the houses when the owner goes into default. Problem is, as these papers have been cut and mixed a dozend times, the banks can not even proof they own a particular house, so they cannot auction it. Courts have decided so in different countries. This makes these papers even more worthless to the market.But hey, its all fine, the monoline insurers like Ambac, MBIA and alike insured these papers against defaulting. So there is still the hypothetical ammount the insurers will pay for such a paper if it defaults.Unfortunately, the insurers have like cash of 2 billion dollars, while they insured papers worth about 12 billion dollars. You do the math here.Thats why there is so much fuss about the monoline insurers lately.Today Warren Buffet announced, he will not jump in to support the monoliners with his money. So they will go bust soon.So in sum, derivates worth about 12 Trillion dollars will go bust soon. This, most likely, will push the world into a hyperinflationary depression like 1929ff. You probably noted rising consumer prices in the press allready.Only problem is, this time it will be worldwide. Australia, Japan, England, Europe and other countries allready suffer from the financial crisis. And keep in mind, that there are even more subprime bubbles in other countries like England, Spain and others. Crisis may make 1929 look a 'walk in the park'Well, thats about it. I just thought i'd raise my voice once again as things become visible now to the people in the street. This is supposed to be tapping on your shoulder, pointing you to something, that may affect our lives the next years. The ugly way. Wether you find it worth looking into and take additional steps is up to you. Oh almost forgot: Another worthy link is http://www.dollarcollapse.com/
  21. Ill second IJTF Cinder, hes right on all what he said, but id like to stress out 1 point: CPU and RAM. At the current time, techs are about to change. I considered getting a dualcore Athlon64 about 6 months ago, but now i decided to wait. Reason is AMD releasing QUADCORE cpus lately. Problem is these would require a new Mainboard, new RAM and a new CPU for me as of today. So i'd recommend, unless you really need the power NOW, get good or great components now, forget about mainboard, cpu and ram and update these when time is due.
  22. Madman

    Well...

    Oh well, i had been posting quite a lot of news regarding the utter collapse of the worlds financial system throughout 2006 here in my blog, but noone seemed to read it. About the real estate bubble and such. Maybe GameCop remembers? Then i thought it would be possible. But today... It happens at this very moment. Anyway, things are accelerating quickly. Bernanke announced upcoming bank failures today.The dollar is going to hell. Faennie Mae and Freddie Mac announced huge losses. Here in germany we have 3-5 banks on the verge of collapse actually. Australia, England banks have huge losses. Real estate bubbles in England, Spain, Ireland and eastern europe about to pop. etc etc etc. Too much to name it all.If you want to stay informed i suggest 3 links:http://www.jsmineset.com/ http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/ http://leap2020.eu/ Maybe im just freaking out, but all the news lately make me feel concerned about the situation,and maybe just 1 person reads this and reacts and prepares himself.Bloomberg: Banks Lose to Deadbeat Homeowners as Loans Sold in Bonds VanishFirst city bankrupt:NBC: City Leaders Scramble To Save Vallejo From Bankruptcy
  23. Madman

    Well...

    I tried to warn you guys, but you didnt seem to listen. I see more Bushvilles popping up very soon.
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