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13401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How would we react to Al-Qaeda detonating a nuke in an American city? on: January 16, 2007, 09:32:48 PM

Quote from: Kobra on January 16, 2007, 09:24:03 PM

You guys don't remember the much pumped up "Stadium Threat" from just before the elections?

It was a couple of guys on internet forums posting about hypothetical attacks on US soil, and our response to them.  The guys were arrested, and a big stink was made of it, despite the fact that 3 of the stadiums were "Fictitious". I think hes getting 5 years in prison or some such shit.  Haven't really kept up on it, but Keith Olbermann did a piece on it, showing what they actually wrote, and how even a moron would know it was fake "What if" nonsense.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20619500-1702,00.html

Quite honestly, these days people are being arrested for about anything.  Like the guy that was arrested for telling Cheney he "Disagreed with his policies"..

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_5040783,00.html



Can you not clearly see the difference between that situation and open discussion about a hypothetical?  Ugh.
13402  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How would we react to Al-Qaeda detonating a nuke in an American city? on: January 16, 2007, 09:11:45 PM
Oh and I'd guy buy several gass cans and fill them.  I'd also raid the grocery store.

13403  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How would we react to Al-Qaeda detonating a nuke in an American city? on: January 16, 2007, 09:08:43 PM

Quote from: Darkstar One on January 16, 2007, 09:06:18 PM

Sorry, should have been more specific.  I meant politically, at home, and militarily, abroad.

Well I think we've learned that we would have no idea who did it or how to get them.

Hopefully we would wait work the clues, nail down who actually did it and then find a way to knock them out.

On a local level, I'd probably buy some ammo. Maybe a new gun or two in case that was just the pretex to a larger set of attacks and the ensuing chaos to follow.
13404  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How would we react to Al-Qaeda detonating a nuke in an American city? on: January 16, 2007, 09:07:27 PM

Quote from: Kobra on January 16, 2007, 08:49:42 PM

Quote from: Darkstar One on January 16, 2007, 08:19:04 PM

Was talking about this one with a friend the other night.  We broke it down into four separate scenarios.  In all three, assume that Al-Qaeda takes responsibility for the blast and shouts out to the world what they've done.  For the sake of argument, let's set the nuke at 100 kilotons at ground level--enough to do a heaping helping of damage from the blast AND create fallout.

(1) A "mid-major" city, so to speak.  Something like a, say, Nashville, Tennessee.
(2) A major city that ISN'T NYC or Washington DC
(3) NYC, Wall Street
(4) Washington DC

I'll chime back in later with my own opinions, promise--I don't want my views to influence the discussion (who, moi?)

A couple of guys were arrested for posting something like this a few months back.  Better be careful, big brother *IS* watching, and your constitutional rights are slim these days.

Talk about vagaries.
13405  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoff Predictions (AFC/NFC Championship Edition) on: January 16, 2007, 08:15:08 PM

Quote from: Koz on January 16, 2007, 07:56:16 PM

However, everyone here knows it will go to a final Colts drive with the score tied, Vinatieri comes in to kick the FG, and everyone in New England collectively kills themselves.

That'd be awesome!
13406  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hello. on: January 16, 2007, 07:46:57 PM

Quote from: Austin on January 16, 2007, 07:31:22 PM

Quote from: gellar on January 16, 2007, 07:28:33 PM

Dammit.

gellar

 icon_lol

+1
13407  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weather disasters, by the state. on: January 16, 2007, 07:10:29 PM

Quote from: Console Games Best Player on January 16, 2007, 04:58:50 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 16, 2007, 06:52:54 AM

I'm wondering how Ohio ended up in the orange......

Cleveland.



Winnar!
13408  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hello. on: January 16, 2007, 07:10:05 PM
Oy Vey. Here come the non-sequitors.
13409  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoff Predictions (AFC/NFC Championship Edition) on: January 16, 2007, 05:52:05 PM

Quote from: gellar on January 16, 2007, 05:48:16 PM

Quote from: jblank on January 16, 2007, 05:46:18 PM

Quote from: gellar on January 16, 2007, 05:43:11 PM

My post on BC about this topic:

Quote from: Eightball
Quote from: gellar
No.  The Pats will win the game but then eventually lose to the Colts.

That's right... the Colts.

gellar

You know Peyton Manning was just praying the Chargers won the game...I think the last thing the Colts want is to face the NE Patsies in the playoffs.

Agreed... but can you imagine the Colts D playing against LT?  That would've been amusing, despite the recent "resurgence" of the defense.

That being said, my half of my prediction came through and I still stand on the 2nd half of it.  The Colts are going to be amped for this game, and Manning has played 2 bad games in a row.  Gotta figure he'll be up for this.  The matchup is extremely favorable for the Colts, as the NE pass D is merely good, not great and NE has no real running game to speak of.

Colts go to the Superbowl, where they get crushed by the Saints and Superbowl MVP Reggie Bush.

100% PRECISE AND ACCURATE.

gellar

See, this is where I think Belichick (as I say his name through gnashed teeth) rises. I think they go in there, defy conventional wisdom (again) and beat the Colts. The Bears win the other game, it's gonna be in the upper 20's/low 30's next Sunday and the dome Saints will not play well in that.

Did you miss the part where I said my predictions were 100% PRECISE AND ACCURATE?

Do not doubt me, sir.

gellar

I'd like the colts to win, but I so hope you're wrong.  Just to see you eat rice crow.
13410  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoff Predictions (AFC/NFC Championship Edition) on: January 16, 2007, 05:16:50 PM

Quote from: jblank on January 16, 2007, 04:45:23 PM

jerky stuff

Stop baiting.

Learn the lesson already.
13411  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Phoenix Wright 2 Impressions on: January 16, 2007, 04:41:37 PM

Quote from: weleavefossils on January 16, 2007, 03:56:39 PM

I don't understand why you would be sad that they didn't add a new case when you have never even played these yet.

Because the best case in the last one was made specifically for the DS.  Case 5. It was the longest and most complex...and featured Damon Gant biggrin
13412  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weather disasters, by the state. on: January 16, 2007, 04:36:22 PM
Great. I moved to the worst state in the country. disgust
13413  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So Close, but so far away on: January 16, 2007, 04:34:58 PM
13414  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's Annual Assessment Results Time on: January 16, 2007, 03:36:17 PM
Well the meeting has been scheduled for 5PM today.

Austin pointed out that it's at the end of the day.


I'm probably getting fired and they don't want me to make a scene. Of course, I'm 300 miles south of them, so the logic doesn't hold up all that well.
13415  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Poor PS3 Sales in North America. on: January 16, 2007, 03:33:25 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 16, 2007, 03:19:50 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 16, 2007, 03:06:42 PM

Didn't follow the link but did they cite lower than expected availability as a problem?

oh and analysts are useless.

+1 to the analyst part, but I don't think availability will be an issue.  According to itrackr.com the PS3 has been available in 24 store around the Columbus area for a week or two.  I've been fighting the temptation to break my resolution and buy a new shiney since I can't find a Wii.   Every time I stop in the local EBGames to check and see if they have any Wii's they go 'no, but there's a PS3 with your name on it in the back'.  icon_lol

DON'T do it.
13416  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Poor PS3 Sales in North America. on: January 16, 2007, 03:06:42 PM
Didn't follow the link but did they cite lower than expected availability as a problem?

oh and analysts are useless.
13417  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: On MLK's day, some thoughts about the dream on: January 16, 2007, 02:14:43 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 16, 2007, 06:26:34 AM

Personally, I like it.  It's kind of a "welcome, n00bcakes.  Now kindly get the makin love out" kind of message.

Now that you mention it, it is kinda like the old west.  KD just roughed someone up and as they're crawling out of town on bloodied stumps with swollen eyes and their teeth leaving a trail behind them, he spits and says 'Welcome to GamingTrend.'

That's hot!  thumbsup

Or like Will Smith when he punches the alien in the head and yells 'Welcome to earf!'

Maybe not that one so much..
13418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoff Predictions (AFC/NFC Championship Edition) on: January 16, 2007, 02:43:25 AM
I have to go with my AFC loyalty. As long as the AFC wins I don't care.

However, NO coming back from last year and winning it all would be one amazing movie er story.
13419  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: On MLK's day, some thoughts about the dream on: January 16, 2007, 02:40:47 AM
On second thought.  Dance, my puppet, dance!

13420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: On MLK's day, some thoughts about the dream on: January 16, 2007, 02:39:50 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 16, 2007, 02:38:30 AM

Quote from: ATB on January 16, 2007, 02:05:51 AM

I propose that when someone is banned that they're avatar no longer have 'welcome to gaming trend' under it.

It sends such an awkward and confusing message.

Sadly, that is easier said than done.  I'll do some research and see if this can be done on a per usergroup basis.

Man, you are jonny on the spot. I was totally kidding, however. Don't waste your time.
13421  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ever broken something because of a game? on: January 16, 2007, 02:38:45 AM

Quote from: Luminescent Pubes on January 16, 2007, 12:47:08 AM

destroyed my headset after it wouldn't receive sound right before I played GoW with ATB and my brother LE

Get a new one yet? love to see you back in the fray.
13422  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: On MLK's day, some thoughts about the dream on: January 16, 2007, 02:05:51 AM
I propose that when someone is banned that they're avatar no longer have 'welcome to gaming trend' under it.

It sends such an awkward and confusing message.
13423  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valve calls PS3 a disaster, Wii a happy story on: January 15, 2007, 10:41:57 PM

Quote from: Ridah on January 15, 2007, 10:01:15 PM

I'm betting that by Christmas of next year, the Wii has a larger installed base than the 360.

He must read GT.

Quote from: ATB on Sept 15 2006
http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,14949.msg186546.html#msg186546[/url]

He said by Christmas. I said by the end of the generation.
13424  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metroid Prime Questions Beginning on Post #7 on: January 15, 2007, 09:42:31 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 15, 2007, 08:40:22 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 15, 2007, 07:48:03 PM

Is there any way to tell when you've collected all the artifacts on a planet?

How many are on each planet?

I think there are two per planet.  If you haven't collected the first one, the second one will not be available.

Quote
How do you use the map? It makes no stinking sense to me.

The logbook makes no sense to me. 

It shows 85% on weapons when I don't even have most of them.

It also doesn't tell me which artifacts are still remaining nor what planets they're on.

It's been a while.  I'll take a look at the SP game again (I keep it now for MP).

There are far more than 2 artifacts. Maybe there are only 2 obelisk things or whatever....

The lack of a coherent map may be bring about the untimely end of my play for this game.

Everythign I said up top is true, but I can get lost only so many times.
13425  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/15) on: January 15, 2007, 08:26:27 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 15, 2007, 04:29:42 PM

Nothing for me.  I've already got Phoenix Wright 2

To the impressions thread, you lout!
13426  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tomatoes on: January 15, 2007, 08:24:51 PM
Tomatoes are delicious.  Absolutely delectable.

My wife's friend grows a variety of cherry tomatoes that are very subtle.  Knock your socks off!
13427  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metroid Prime Questions Beginning on Post #7 on: January 15, 2007, 07:48:03 PM
Is there any way to tell when you've collected all the artifacts on a planet?

How many are on each planet?

How do you use the map? It makes no stinking sense to me.

The logbook makes no sense to me. 

It shows 85% on weapons when I don't even have most of them.

It also doesn't tell me which artifacts are still remaining nor what planets they're on.

It seems so easy to get lost.

I wish the Elite Beat Agents were here.
13428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Better Film Trilogy on: January 15, 2007, 05:01:36 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on January 15, 2007, 05:01:00 PM

Which 3 Star Wars are you talking about?  ninja

IF you have to ask, get out of my thread.
13429  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Better Film Trilogy on: January 15, 2007, 04:57:09 PM
?
13430  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap: ATB Returns to Form in GoW Edition 15/Jan/06 on: January 15, 2007, 03:35:30 PM
I don't remember Calvin saying much in the way of having issues. No one else made a point that there were problems. If they had we coulda had a different host...
13431  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DEAD.. Yvonne De Carlo...aka Lily Munster on: January 15, 2007, 03:33:10 PM
NEVER liked that show.
13432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Phoenix Wright 2 Impressions on: January 15, 2007, 02:10:29 PM
Huzzah. It arrives this week.  Mine will probably show up by next monday  retard

I've heard both good and bad about it.

Good: More Phoenix Wright goodness.

Bad: Straight GBA port with no extra DS specific case

Make with the impressions, or Damon Gant will get you!

13433  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/15) on: January 15, 2007, 02:08:21 PM

Quote from: DonD on January 15, 2007, 01:28:11 PM

Nothing for me, once again.

Quote from: denoginizer on January 15, 2007, 02:00:10 PM

Nothing for me this week.

OBJECTION!

13434  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / ATB's Last Stand: GoW MP 19/Jan/06 on: January 15, 2007, 01:53:49 PM
This will be the last time I'm able to play for 2-3 weeks due to various commitments!  Had trouble getting a game together at 10 this past weekend, but by 11 we had it stacked and packed.

Some regulars had a rough time and checked out early (Forcebane looking at you), but a good time was had by most.

This friday should prove to be epic. EPIC I say!
13435  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ever broken something because of a game? on: January 15, 2007, 01:51:21 PM

Quote from: Fellow on January 14, 2007, 02:31:06 AM

What I really love is when you're at an absolutely frustrating spot, and you just can't get past it no matter how many effin' times you try. So, you end up quitting.

Then a day or two later, you try it again, and you solve it in one shot.

Yeah that is so weird. has happened to me more than i remember.
13436  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone See Crank? Also, what about Smokin Aces? on: January 15, 2007, 01:45:08 PM

Quote from: Austin on January 15, 2007, 01:39:25 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 14, 2007, 09:20:42 PM



Quote from: retard
Transporter was awesome.

No taste.




I have no taste?  Tell me ATB, what did you think of the second Xmen movie?

It sucked.  Spiderman 2, however, is one of the best movies ever made.
13437  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap: ATB Returns to Form in GoW Edition 15/Jan/06 on: January 15, 2007, 04:52:36 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on January 15, 2007, 04:33:26 AM

stuck on "Jumping Jack Flash" on hard rock mode in Elite Beat Agents,

Hard Rock mode?
13438  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoff Predictions (Divisional Playoffs Edition) on: January 15, 2007, 04:13:51 AM
Quote from: Don Banks of SI
Gone, gone, gone. Marty Schottenheimer's tenure as the Chargers coach was as good as over as soon as Patriots rookie kicker Stephen Gostkowski sent his 31-yard game-winning field goal through the uprights at Qualcomm Stadium.

That will be the price of San Diego losing at home to New England and wasting the No. 1 seed in the powerful AFC playoff field. I see next to no way Chargers general manager A.J. Smith won't pull the plug on Schottenheimer, who has consistently won in the regular season during his 21-year head coaching career, and consistently lost in the playoffs. Often in one-and-done fashion despite a lofty seed.


Discuss.

I still say Schott would have gotten the Skins in the superbowl in his second year if man child Dan Snyder had not fired him for that louse Spurrier.  I don't know that he should be fired. He's turned SD around. They were pretty pathetic before he took the reins, IIRC.
13439  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Recap: ATB Returns to Form in GoW Edition 15/Jan/06 on: January 15, 2007, 04:08:41 AM
GoW Friday night. That's it for 360.

Metroid Prime Hunters for DS.
13440  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoff Predictions (Divisional Playoffs Edition) on: January 15, 2007, 04:07:18 AM
Sigh. Didn't watch the game, but poor Schottenheimer. This was probably the best chance he's had so far.  If they had beaten the pats, the probably would have steamrolled the colts (though the colts are playing much better D) and I don't see the Saints or Bears stopping them.

Now, if the pats go to the bowl, they'll beat the bears, but lose to the saints.

IF the colts go, they'll lose either way.

OF course I dont' watch football it's just a feeling.
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