Karl Stahmer

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (5 of 5)
Location: Wausau, WI
Birthday: March 12
In My Own Words:
I'm a Software Engineer in Berbee's E-Business Group. We are an Internet Service Provider that develops software and provides collocation for Web sites. I write Java servlets, C++ functions, JavaScript, and Perl programs.

Previously, I worked as a UNIX System Administrator with Wausau Insurance Companies and as a Senior Programmer Analyst in Cray Research, Inc.'s Diagnostics Department.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 575,941 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 5
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst by Ubisoft
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst is an outstanding game with exceptional images, sounds and puzzles ... so why four stars and not five?
Uru has two significant flaws:
1) You can't save your game.
Your save points are set by touching each Age's seven Journey Cloths. It's the game designers - not the gamer - who determines save points.
Good save points make it easy for the gamer to explore alternate endings, and more importantly, to avoid having to solve the same puzzle repeatedly.
But unless you play Uru perfectly, some Journey Cloths are placed so that you must solve several puzzles multiple times.
2) Your avatar can walk, run, climb and jump.
Unlike Myst, Riven and… Read more
Apocalypse Now <b>DVD</b> ~ Martin Sheen
Apocalypse Now DVD ~ Martin Sheen
... unless you were going all the way. APOCALYPSE NOW is a brilliant movie, and it is brilliant on many levels. It is filled with single sentences that succinctly and accurately sum up America's fears and frustrations with the Vietnam War. Sentences like: "I love the smell of Napalm in the morning ... Smells like victory." and "Charlie don't surf." are so memorable, and so metaphorically powerful, that they will remain with you for a lifetime. Based on Joseph Conrad's HEART OF DARKNESS, APOCALYPSE NOW uses exceptional cinematography, music, plot, and acting to convey the ambience and ideas of Conrad's novel.
Technically, this movie is outstanding. I watched it on a 1600 x 1200… Read more
The War of The Worlds - The Original Invasion <b>DVD</b> ~ Gene Barry
I saw THE WAR OF THE WORLDS when it was first released in 1953. It was an extraordinary experience. Other 1950's science fiction movies are notorious for their cheesy special effects and predictable plots. But this movie, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, and FORBIDDEN PLANET stand out as powerful exceptions to this rule. Its real strength does not reside in its outstanding special effects or excellent acting. It resides in its plot. The underlying idea being: we are the most technologically advanced species on Earth, but this notion fails beyond Earth. It is best summed up when Dr. Clayton Forrester (Gene Barry) says: "We know now that we can't beat their (the Martians') machines. We… Read more