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13881  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 04, 2006, 04:15:43 PM
Thanks Gents-

Is there such thing as a splitter? That way I could run the line to both the upstairs and downstairs on the same line.
13882  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Group wants us to boycott Dunkin Donuts and Applebees for not hiring illegals? on: October 04, 2006, 03:55:33 PM
The solution is obviously machine guns and pinpoint bombing!
13883  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma <In which ATB implodes> (then doesn't) on: October 04, 2006, 03:29:31 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 04, 2006, 03:08:05 PM

I would guess your order got canned because you put both GoW and Viva Pinata in your basket.  When it comes up again, stick with just GoW. 

Instead of 'canned' shouldn't you have said 'torpedoed'?  Tsk Tsk.
13884  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wife's 30th. Wanna do 'Something' Special on: October 04, 2006, 03:28:25 PM
What should it be?

Ideas?

Any callous or insensitive remakrs will be met with the overpowering use of scripture verses.

Parameters:
  • No trips. We're heading to DC at the end of October and to Disney in Jan 07.
  • Think outside the box...not flowers, cards or trinkets
  • She pretty much has everything she needs for her hobbies.  I could get her a pink DS, but she's not into gaming at all slywink
  • I want it to be an 'event' but not such an 'event' as to jeopardize our fiscal solvency.
13885  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 04, 2006, 03:05:24 PM
Okay so when I had our house built i neglected to have an Internet jack placed where my tv is.  (When I called just a few hours later to correct the problem, I was rejected- jerks!).

So now I must tap into one of my hardlines that are wired into the rooms upstairs and run a line down to my tv (I'd prefer not to go wireless as it just doesn't seem to be nearly as fast).

So: How hard is it to terminate cat 5 cable?  I'm guessing you don't have to polish it as it's not fiber, but....what unthought issues with the wiring am I missing?

Is cat 5 relatively cheap? I'm thinkgin I'll need 50 feet or so. 

What tools are required. etc. etc.
13886  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: October 04, 2006, 03:01:25 PM

Quote from: warning on October 04, 2006, 02:13:52 PM

I was losing weight like a mad fiend last week.  Occasionally I can drop 6-8 pounds in a week but then I get scared and decide that's too quick (which it is) so I end up eating more to slow things down.  So that's what I did and of course I ended up gaining it all back.  Weird.

Anyway I'm down to 236 this morning.  A couple years ago I decided to lose some weight (using the Atkins program - ugh) and started it when I weighed 237 so anytime I'm under that number I'm feeling like I'm on the right track.

Well, if you're really overweight, losing 8 lbs in a week isn't too dangerous as it will taper off pretty quickly. However, if you're just a few lbs overweight that's way too much too soon.
13887  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma <In which ATB implodes> (then doesn't) on: October 04, 2006, 02:48:30 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on October 04, 2006, 02:22:38 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 04, 2006, 10:03:11 AM

My order was cancelled.  I'm both pleased and dismayed at the same time.  If they put it back up i might do it again, but might not.
From CAG:

Quote from: Maddgief
Just got off the phone with amazon and they've said the deal should be back in 2-4 hrs.


Yes I am one confused little man. My wife has actually sweetened the deal in that she's letting me 'sell' my best buy gift certs to the house and letting me put the cash towards the 360.  So my out of pocket costs will be about 220....and with the 125.00 bonus i'm getting from work, final out of pocket will be south of 100.00.  Can't beat that with a stick.
13888  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: October 04, 2006, 12:32:55 PM
6.9 miles today. Shin hurts a bit so I probably won't run again till the weekend.
13889  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: October 04, 2006, 12:31:42 PM
Quote
Loved the log speeding towards the waterfall segment. Fun! Fun! FUN!

I too just finished the dungeon with the
Spoiler for Hiden:
spider queen
.  However, i don't know what log speeding toward the water fall segment you're referring to.

Splain.
13890  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony Shares fall fron news of PS3 overheating on: October 04, 2006, 12:29:57 PM
There's an article in last month's Wired asking 'Can the PS3 Save Sony?' 

13891  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma <In which ATB implodes> (then doesn't) on: October 04, 2006, 10:03:11 AM
My order was cancelled.  I'm both pleased and dismayed at the same time.  If they put it back up i might do it again, but might not.
13892  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma <In which ATB implodes> on: October 03, 2006, 11:21:42 PM
Does it really ask that question? This'll be my first year paying taxes in NC.  What's the dilio?
13893  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Post a Pic of Yourself! on: October 03, 2006, 09:49:20 PM
Classic!

Ike is my hero.
13894  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma on: October 03, 2006, 09:47:53 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on October 03, 2006, 09:05:49 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 03, 2006, 07:41:42 PM

<breaths into paper sack>

399.00
49.99
59.99

totals 508.98 x .08 sales tax = 40.71  for grand total of total =549.70

So that means I saved 150.00 right? RIGHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT?  saywhat

<breaths in paper sack>

I'm going to look for loose change in my cushions...

Not quite - I think you saved ~ $118 (you still had to pay tax on the $399, right?). Still, that's a great deal.

I think you'll be happy with the 360 and the Wii doesn't come out for another month and a half - plenty of time to scrounge up an extra $250.  icon_wink

Nope! No tax! Huzzah!
13895  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma <In which ATB implodes> on: October 03, 2006, 09:47:27 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on October 03, 2006, 09:40:11 PM

Well , I'm seriously considering buying this too.  Even if it's non-Costco.

How did you wrangle it to get both games free, ATB?  Even if it's going to be fixed I want to give it a shot.

Just put em both in the cart. Discount shows at checkout.  Will you be my first online gaming buddy!?!?!?!  nod
13896  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma <In which ATB implodes> on: October 03, 2006, 07:59:25 PM

Quote from: EddieA on October 03, 2006, 07:55:52 PM

Getting both games free is likely a glitch.  Amazon will probably disallow it and you'll just get GoW, which is still a great deal.

Yeah. most likely.
13897  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma on: October 03, 2006, 07:45:08 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 03, 2006, 07:43:27 PM

Hope you like Viva Pinata....

Free are 3 of my favorite letters...
13898  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma on: October 03, 2006, 07:41:42 PM
<breaths into paper sack>

399.00
49.99
59.99

totals 508.98 x .08 sales tax = 40.71  for grand total of total =549.70

So that means I saved 150.00 right? RIGHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT?  saywhat

<breaths in paper sack>

I'm going to look for loose change in my cushions...
13899  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma on: October 03, 2006, 07:33:50 PM
Actually it now looks like you can get both games for free with the console. Total price 399.99.

I just pulled the trigger.

OMG. Where will I get 400.00 !?!?!?!?!?!? LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLROROROROROZ   saywhat  retard retard retard retard retard
13900  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma on: October 03, 2006, 07:17:09 PM
Almost forgot: the thing holding me back most on 360 is all the problems people are having with the hardware...
13901  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ugh. Console Dilemma <In which ATB implodes> (then doesn't) on: October 03, 2006, 07:16:39 PM
I try not to do general advice threads, but here we are and what the heck.

Okay, the 399.00 shipped 360 premium with free Gears of War has me like this:  saywhat  and I'm ready to pull the trigger on it as that's about 100.00 in savings.

however, if I buy the 360, I won't be able to afford the Wii.

I want the Wii very badly as if you've been reading here you've seen and I'm anticipating it greatly.  But, admittedly, there are several games upcoming (next 6+ months starting with GoW) that I'd very much like to play on the 360.  I figured I'd get one eventually, but not this soon.

However, the deal is making me  saywhat. Wait did I say that?

So all things being equal- I will like both consoles and the games available for each...., what should I do?

Oh, what should I do?
13902  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: XBOX 360 w/ Gears of War for 399.99 on: October 03, 2006, 04:53:06 PM
whoa whoa whoa.

So you get this: Awesome Bundle for 424 dollars?  Except I don't really care about PGR...

Argh.
13903  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: XBOX 360 w/ Gears of War for 399.99 on: October 03, 2006, 04:16:13 PM

Quote from: Kobra on October 03, 2006, 03:57:39 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on October 03, 2006, 02:45:22 PM

There have been a lot of 360 deals lately. I wonder if this is a sign of an impending price drop.

Microsoft already officially said "No price drop".   However that is their "Official" line, I have been seeing instant rebates, package deals, free game deals popping up.  Costco started with $20 off instantly, then moved to $50 off instantly as an example.

So unofficial price drop yes.. Microsoft acknowledged - no.

So is that 50.00 off of their 499.00 bundle?
13904  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / How Many Games Have You Finished This Year? on: October 03, 2006, 03:04:13 PM
I know there's a horribly neglected sticky thread about this (which I and a few other faithfully keep updated), but as we enter deeper into the 10th month of the year, I'm curious as to how productive everyone's year has been from a finishing a game perspective.

I guess the criteria is as follows:

You played the game all the way through to the end or you've played a never ending game (brain training, sports titles,WoW) enough that you are 'finished' with it having gotten good value for your $ on it.

I've actually completed 11 full games with another 4 that I would say fall into the second category.


13905  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes premiers tonight on: October 03, 2006, 02:52:52 PM
Welp, missed it.  Not too upset about it, but the raves about the ending have me wondering...
13906  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Plasma Vs LCD Projection on: October 03, 2006, 02:51:19 PM

Quote from: Devil on October 03, 2006, 02:48:09 PM

80 inches

 saywhat




Picture please.
13907  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: XBOX 360 w/ Gears of War for 399.99 on: October 03, 2006, 02:50:13 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on October 03, 2006, 02:45:22 PM

There have been a lot of 360 deals lately. I wonder if this is a sign of an impending price drop.

Well technically this would be a 60.00 price drop....as I believe GoW is 60.00

But man if I launch all my ducats at this, I won't be able to buy a Wii for some time...
13908  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chicago Bears on: October 03, 2006, 02:41:10 PM

Quote from: Semaj on October 03, 2006, 02:01:23 PM

then minnesota went and got pounded by Buffalo.


I don't know if I'd call it a pounding as they were one dropped catch at the end from winning the game.
13909  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / XBOX 360 w/ Gears of War for 399.99 on: October 03, 2006, 01:19:02 PM
As reported on CAG.

Must....resist...must...resist.   drool
13910  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tallest Dog Ever on: October 03, 2006, 11:16:10 AM
Meh. When I was a kid, dogs were at least three times that size...and they'd chase us...with knives.  It was us or them and I'm still here..., though a lot of my friends arent.
13911  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weight tracking, feel free to join in! on: October 03, 2006, 11:11:29 AM
What is going on with you!?  Up down up down up.....DOWN.

Me, I'm closing in on the precious 180s where I've spent most of my life.  I should be there by the end of the week and will post a number once I am.
13912  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock- What's the Big Deal? on: October 03, 2006, 11:10:02 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 02, 2006, 08:21:43 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 02, 2006, 07:28:23 PM

I didn't know it was Ken Levine.

I...will...buy...it...

If I ever have a 360...

Its for PC too. smile

My PC was modern when I built it in November of 2001. 
13913  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones is a lot of fun on: October 03, 2006, 11:08:21 AM
I think most people are going to say no because WW has two endings and unless you bust your butt you won't get the one that TTT starts with anyway.

I would say yes, but that's because I love the trilogy and prefer to play games in order seeing the whole story. 

If you think it will just be an exercise in frustration, then skip it as TTT is a better game.
13914  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wario Ware : Smooth Moves demo on: October 03, 2006, 12:15:51 AM
Controls look good. Game looks ponderously stupid.
13915  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chicago Bears on: October 02, 2006, 07:31:18 PM

Quote from: GatorFavre on October 02, 2006, 06:25:12 PM

Quote from: Destructor on October 02, 2006, 06:22:08 PM

Quote from: Scott on October 02, 2006, 03:35:39 PM

Wow.  They look pretty good.  Are they for real this year? 

You know, the Arizona Cardinals say this every single year. And we all know how crappy of a team they are.  icon_biggrin

I dont think anyone is saying that about the Cardinals this year...  Also, the Bears dont need to be for real, they get to play Green Bay and Detroit twice each.  4 wins right there.

I bet they lose one to green bay.
13916  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock- What's the Big Deal? on: October 02, 2006, 07:28:23 PM
I didn't know it was Ken Levine.

I...will...buy...it...

If I ever have a 360...
13917  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: South Carolina official says, "Sterilize bad parents." on: October 02, 2006, 05:18:12 PM

Quote from: warning on October 02, 2006, 04:45:56 PM

It's amazing to me that people need a license to fish but not to procreate.

That's quote worthy if I ever saw something that was.

13918  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chicago Bears on: October 02, 2006, 05:17:22 PM

Quote from: JLu on October 02, 2006, 04:07:58 PM

Superbowl XLI -- a Patriots Bears rematch!

Woot! Dig McMahon up and he can have a cameo in the Superbowl shuffle reissue!
13919  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chicago Bears on: October 02, 2006, 03:48:31 PM
Bills are  this |--| close to being 4-0.  But they stink so, you're possibly right.  Baltimore is so solid, but I'd have to say the Bears are playing the best right now.  Cincy would have been arguable if they hadn't gotten smacked around. Same with Jax.
13920  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones is a lot of fun on: October 02, 2006, 03:42:20 PM
I don't remember the final boss...but needless to say, it's nowher near as difficult as the hammer brothers...
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