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Delta Force 10th Anniversary Collection (PC)

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Delta Force 10th Anniversary Collection includes all six critically acclaimed, award winning Delta Force games! Also includes Game strategy guides & Black Hawk Down soundtrack CD. New! Form and lead your own squad, connect with other players on the all new NovaWorld 2 gaming community. Includes the following games: Delta Force Delta Force 2 Delta Force Land Warrior Delta Force Task Force Dagger Delta Force Black Hawk Down Delta Force Black Hawk Down Team Sabre Also includes: Game Strategy Guides (on disc) Black Hawk Down soundtrack as MP3s

Approximate Release Date: May 1, 1992
Genre: Action
Developer: NovaLogic
Publisher: IGS

I couldn’t get past the first level of The Rocketeer.

The game starts you off in a plane race on an oval course against a red plane and a blue plane. You have ten laps to finish in first place. Ten laps of the most boring gameplay you’ll ever experience.

Just look at The Rocketeer in motion. It’s ugly and most of the screen is in a side view that is worthless. That little window at the bottom of the screen? That’s what you use to tell if you’re going to run into anything. I never looked at the top window. I quickly got a headache from focusing on such a tiny viewport.

But try as I might I couldn’t win the stupid race. Blue and Red were too good for me and, quite frankly, it was the opposite of fun or entertaining. Maybe the stuff after this first level is amazing and wonderful, but I’ll never know because I don’t want to keep trying to beat the first three minutes of garbage.

The Rocketeer seems badly thought out at a conceptual level. I don’t know anything about the movie or comic book it is based off of, but I have to imagine it’s better than this. Do not play under any circumstance.

Tomorrow: If you know what Romance of the Three Kingdoms II is, you know why I’m not looking forward to figuring out how to play it.

I hate everything about this.

Ugh. Give me my jetpack!

Main menu

The start of the race.

Title screen

Give me my jetpack, not a plane. SNES A Day 53: The Rocketeer Approximate Release Date: May 1, 1992 Genre: Action Developer: NovaLogic Publisher: IGS I couldn’t get past the first level of…
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Delta Force Land Warrior - PC

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This third chapter of the popular first-person tactical combat series takes full advantage of 3-D acceleration. The 3-D graphics help create highly detailed interior environments. The creators were certain, however, to make sure the long-range combat, one of the hallmarks of the series, remained intact. Snipers can still hit opponents from 1,000 meters or more, which is important because a single shot will usually take you out.
Unique character elements have been added, a first for the series and a step in the direction of class-specific games such as Team Fortress. Players choose one of five unique characters at the start of a campaign or before entering into a multiplayer arena, and each individual will have unique skills and abilities.

You’ll have to use stealth tactics, as the game attempts to recreate the dangers of membership in an elite Special Forces group. The U.S. Army is testing the feasibility of using a modified version of Delta Force 2 as a supplement to its Land Warrior soldier training, indicating that the game has hit at least some of its marks.

The Land Warrior program outfits soldiers with high-tech gadgetry, such as head-mounted LCD screens, giving soldiers more information about their surroundings and improving communication within a unit. In Delta Force Land Warrior, players can access similar information, in addition to wielding the experimental OICW (Objective Individual Combat Weapon), which combines a 5.56 mm rifle, a 20 mm grenade launcher, a laser range finder, and a video scope with night vision. There are 27 weapons available in all. Other new weapons include a H&K PSG-1 sniper rifle, FN MAG machine gun, AK-47, H&K G11 assault rifle, Steyr AUG with grenade launcher, Calico submachine gun, H&K UMP submachine gun, Glock 18 machine pistol, MM-1 grenade launcher, and Pancor Jackhammer automatic shotgun. There are 20 counterterrorist missions in which to perfect your use of the weapons, plus 10 additional quick missions. As many as 50 players will be able to battle over the Internet, and the game includes support of Voice-over-Net.

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Delta Force Xtreme X2: Land & Air Action Pack

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diabeticwitch asked:

Hey I just read your comments on a post I put up, and you had said thank goodness you take rich people medicine. Unfortunately some people have to take the Relion Novalog insulin because they can't afford "good" insulin.

Yup.  That’s the pretty much never discussed in the mainstream truth about diabetes.  There is absolutely a hardline between high quality medicine for rich people and shitty medication for poor people, often that actively makes their diabetes worse in the long run.

Because I have health insurance and was diagnosed in a private hospital with my super high a1cs (12), I was put on victoza, an expensive, brand name drug that not only controls bg but causes a person to find carbohydrate rich foods less appealing and encourages the pancreas to heal itself.

If I’d walked into the free clinic that my friend volunteers at I would have been put on either a sulfonyrea, which causes weight gain and stresses the pancreas or (most likely) 70/30 insulin which both risks hypos and makes it pretty much impossible to have tight control of blood sugar.   And all of those are better options than relion on insulin which basically the pork insulin that was available to people in the 1960s and is incredibly unpredictable to the point of being just outright dangerous. 

AND YET! The public dialogue around diabetes is all about shaming diabetics! All about tsk tsking how if diabetics only cared about their health more then they, with diet and exercise, could just be healthy and stop straining our health system, which is just wasting money on making new diabetes drugs. 

This, and that horrifying Vice article about “gynepunks” makes me think of something I read Paul Farmer saying once, that I was maybe too punk at the time to really understand, that, “appropriate technology means good things for rich people and shit for the poor.”.  When I was googling to make sure I quoted him accurately, I also found this statement, “ Nothing is wrong with high-tech medicine, except that there isn’t enough of it to go around.”

There’s nothing wrong with big pharma making new high tech diabetes drugs, the only problem is that not everyone gets them. And yet even on the left, there’s a lot of bullshit theorizing about “community solutions” and “cost effectiveness” instead of just getting people the drugs they need.

So I take my Nana out to lunch. Fine.

She takes her sugar at 200 and gives herself 30 Novalog… TF?!?

She pisses me off by getting a plate of teriyaki food and macaroons… TF?!?

I tell her that she should get vegetables and she laughs at me… TF?!?

She says “I’m sorry I offended you..” And I felt a lot better but then she asked me to stretch up so she could read the rest of my shirt… TF?!?

She gets two vegetables on her second plate but has an attitude… TF?!?

She doesn’t like one of them so I ask her what she’ll replace it with; she points to the other deep fried vegetable on her plate, “It’s okay I have this.” … TF?!?

I get pissed at her. I begin to explain and the waitress comes over and asks if I’m alright since obviously I’m mad at a harmless little old lady… TF?!?

My Nana grins like the bitch she is and I excuse myself to the bathroom where I’m writing this.

It’s not that I want her to be miserable or anything I just want her to eat better. I was the one who nursed her through her cancer. I am the one who managed her foods and medications when she broke her leg. I was the one who changed her and fed her when she was in her coma.

I want to cry.

She’d just laugh.

Day 3 with Dex

My Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) arrived on Friday. I plugged it in for 3 hours of charging and immediately started getting myself connected. He was like a kid in a candy store. Metaphorically speaking; of course. It has only been 3 days, and I have already learned a great deal from the little egg shaped device. What I thought my blood sugar was doing goes about like this:

  1. I take my basal (Lantus) insulin at night keeping me steady for most of the night and my blood sugar would start dropping just before 5:30 AM (when I normally eat breakfast). Except on the weekends when he would wake up at 9 with a BG of 50.
  2. At 5:30 AM, I would take my bolus (Novalog) insulin for breakfast and eat some cereal with milk. Some? His cereal bowl is the one normal people use to mix cakes with.
  3. Around 11:30 AM, I would start to feel a little low and then I would test and I would be some where between 60 and 80. I would bolus and eat lunch. Usually, he skips step 3 all together.
  4. Around 6PM I would make dinner for myself and the kids, bolus (which I always seems to under estimate the bolus needed) and spend the rest of the night bolusing until bed time trying to figure out why my estimate was so badly off.

That is what I thought was happening. Dexcom shed a little light on the situation. Any more light and his nose hairs would catch fire.

  1. I take my basal insulin at night and then steadily drop until around 5:30AM. The trend looks a lot like a slide.
  2. At 5:30 AM, I take my bolus insulin for breakfast and east some cereal with milk. Then, I spike to about 350.
  3. I slowly, but steadily, fall back down to between 60 and 80 at around 11:30 AM. I bolus and eat lunch. Then, I spike to 300 or better and about a half hour later drop to around 120.
  4. Slowly go down to about 112 and then at 6PM I make dinner for myself an the kids.  I bolus (which I still seem to under estimate) and spend the rest of the night steadily climbing higher and higher while bolusing to try to get back off the escalator.

What is that all about? Poor diabetes control? Talk about total shock. I had no idea my blood sugar was bouncing like that. He should really test more. I look at the two lines on the Dexcom my blood sugar is doing everything it can to stay out of them. And what is my basal doing? Drawing; like on an Etch A Sketch. When I am sleeping, my blood sugar is dropping like a rock and after dinner, my blood sugar just holds steady at 250. Tonight, I had two tuna fish sandwiches and some pork and beans. I would guess about 110 grams of carbohydrates. That is roughly 7 units of insulin for me. That was my bolus at 6:30.  After eating dinner, Dex started freaking out and my trend was raising to the top of the meter. I have been taking 3 units of Novalog every half since and my trend is almost a straight line. Not going up; not going down. At least he has some consistency. Just piling on the Novalog and the line isn’t budging. But I’ll bet if I take my basal dosage, I will be heading back down again. Its like before lunch my basal is trying to help me remember what hypoglycemia feels like and after dinner we are reminiscing about hyperglycemia. Have some ice cream. I’ll bet that will get that line moving. Thoughts? Anyone? PICK ME! PICK ME! Anyone else?