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14401  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War hands on on: October 05, 2006, 08:30:37 PM
I don't know if FSW was fantastic.  It could have been legendary, but the level design was SO CLOSED OFF that it may as well have been on rails.

I'm looking forward to GoW.
14402  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 05, 2006, 06:48:28 PM
Oh Purge...where art though? I must get my order in by 2 PM PST for it to ship today. I have just about 2 hrs.


You're my only hope.
14403  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 05, 2006, 04:32:48 PM
After you answer the above... another set of questions:

It looks like the ends of those cables are terminated...so I won't need any additional tools to terminate them, correct?

If yes, when I feed them down into the wall, should I take the ends off to avoid damage or just drop em down?

How do the jacks connect to the wall plates? Just pop em in?

Any particular reason you chose orange cables?  icon_wink

I'm thinking 50 ft of cable should be more than enough...any reason to get 100?
14404  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chicago Bears on: October 05, 2006, 04:22:32 PM
Bills in an upset 13-10.

 icon_twisted
14405  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Nice try Fox News. on: October 05, 2006, 04:18:26 PM

Quote from: Clay on October 05, 2006, 01:19:28 PM

Edit: Seems that The Associated Press is also calling Foley a Democrat.

Dick Cheney flexes his muscles.

I'll bet Al Jazeera gets it righ!
14406  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones is a lot of fun on: October 05, 2006, 03:55:21 PM
Ahh yes. Teh sand blobs that knock you down and kill you. That was frustrating.  Still, as I said before, I thought it was an appropriate last boss.  But tomato tomato.
14407  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Never Delete Any Email Ever on: October 05, 2006, 03:49:13 PM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on October 05, 2006, 03:30:23 PM

All companies that might EVER be involved in any sort of litigation or dispute should have a very specific and detailed document retention policy that tells all employees how and when to delete old emails.  Employees should then hew to that policy precisely.  Anything else is, these days, courting disaster.

And believe me, for every email you're glad you still have, I've seen one that people wish was deleted in the routine course of business.

My secret to never being exposed is to keep everything in the deleted folder. Then, should the time come, people will be pouring over my email and not find a thing.

FBI guy 1: Did you check the deleted folder?
FBI guy 2: Why would I check in there? Everything's deleted.
FBI guy 1: You're right. I guess he's clean.
14408  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 300 Trailer - HOLY CRAP!!! on: October 05, 2006, 03:47:18 PM
No. No. You're supposed to have another witty comeback and then I have one. Then when it hits 3 pages we agree to disagree and the thread dies.

 ninja2
14409  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 300 Trailer - HOLY CRAP!!! on: October 05, 2006, 03:37:41 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on October 05, 2006, 03:36:31 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 05, 2006, 03:13:54 PM

Good Lord you're weeks late.

On the front page still no less. Updated TODAY no less!

And you claim to work here?

That would be the ComicCon footage versus the link above which is the full trailer showing in theaters this weekend. Also, I missed your post as I've been elsewhere for a while. icon_wink

You're head is still in the clouds.  See todays update. 

<sigh> Rookie.
14410  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 300 Trailer - HOLY CRAP!!! on: October 05, 2006, 03:13:54 PM
Good Lord you're weeks late.

On the front page still no less. Updated TODAY no less!

And you claim to work here?
14411  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Never Delete Any Email Ever on: October 05, 2006, 03:05:36 PM
There was a small issue that could have resulted in big problems and it was possible that it was my fault for not completing the task.

However, a quick check of emails from 6 months ago proves that I passed the task (with my portion completed) off to someone else.

Huzzah for huge hard drives that allow me to save every email I've ever received!  thumbsup
14412  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Console information from EBGames Convention. on: October 05, 2006, 02:52:01 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 05, 2006, 02:40:58 PM

Could suck for those annoying little kids who hog the kiosks for hours on end  icon_twisted

Yes, but you can always bring your mommy's credit card.
14413  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 05, 2006, 02:49:05 PM
Ok in chatting with my dad I think I have a solution (not necessarily due to his insights, but where they took me  Tongue).

I hope I can explain this:


Above the TV room is the classroom where we home school.  In this room there is a network jack (rarely used) and a tv jack.  When they wired the house originally, the forgot to put the tv jack in the tv room, so they spliced the cable from the classrom and ran it down into the tv room.

What I'm thinking is that I can repeat this same process with the network cable as follows:

I run the TVC (tv cat 5 cable) down into the wall of the classroom terminating one end there. 

I run the other end of the TVC next to where the pros ran the coax (will have to drill a bigger hole) and terminate the other end there into a network jack.

Back in the clasroom, I place my Netgear print server (which is currently not being used) and plug the TVC in there thus creating the following wiring scheme:


Cisco switch in Office <---direct line to---> Classroom <---direct line to ---> Print server <---TVC---> to TV room.

Questions:

Will the fact that it is a print server and not a switch result in what you described above (waiting for optimized 'traffic patterns'?)
Would I be better off with a switch in the classroom?  I'd only need 2 or 3 ports? Are they available that small/cheap?

Overall what you think?
 

14414  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 05, 2006, 02:18:19 PM
No basements in NC.

Blown Insulation.

I've added a bit of text to the 2nd paragraph re: gettnig through the floor above....

Where does what cable come out?
14415  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 05, 2006, 02:12:04 PM
I have absolutely no idea how to run a cable from the attic, through the wall of my master bedroom (which is directly above my office) and down into the wall of my office.  I can't see any existing cable, as I'm guessing they ran it through the floor before it was put in.

How do I determine where the heck I am in the attic in conjunction with where I want the cable to come down in my office?  After that, how do I burrow through the floor in the master bedroom (one can assume there is a layer of plywood or stud inbetween the floors) once I get there?
14416  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How to draw Female Comic Characters! on: October 05, 2006, 01:59:36 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on October 05, 2006, 01:50:06 PM

Or on breasts.

Become a rock star.
14417  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mage Knight? (DS) on: October 05, 2006, 01:01:00 PM
As I am progressing through Battles of Prince of Persia, I'm finding that it is rather a good game.  There's strategy in spades as you have to not only plot your armies movements, but do so with the right card.

If you haven't played it and Mage Knight isn't up to snuff, BoPoP can be had for 10.00 at BB. It's a solid B title right now.
14418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Newsflash: Harry Potter responsible for the school shootings. on: October 05, 2006, 10:15:04 AM
If Harry Potter was a Christian, you'd have no problem with this motion.  Here's the crux of her argument:

Quote
Laura Mallory, a mother of four, told a hearing officer for the Gwinnett County Board of Education on Tuesday that the popular fiction series is an "evil" attempt to indoctrinate children in the Wicca religion.



14419  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 300! on: October 05, 2006, 09:47:54 AM
Full Trailer is up.  Bootleg one is better.
14420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How to draw Female Comic Characters! on: October 05, 2006, 09:40:31 AM
I wish I could draw.  Not as much as I wish I could play an instrument, but almost.
14421  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones is a lot of fun on: October 05, 2006, 09:36:39 AM
<giggle> had to finish it, eh!

Can you explain to me the final boss? I cannot for the life of me remember what it was....oh wait: was it

Spoiler for Hiden:
where the pieces of the pillars are in the air and you have to jump and climb them to the guy and then jump over and stab him...yeah I think that's it.

I actually didn't find that battle too bad and thought it fit in rather fine.  I was actually let down by the ending though...
14422  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: VOIP Thread on: October 04, 2006, 10:59:03 PM
Have Vonage. It's not so great.  It's more than 30 bucks a month cheaper than regular phone so that's why I keep it.

I"m interested in hearing great alternatives...
14423  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick, name a video-game franchise you enjoy on: October 04, 2006, 10:37:32 PM
MGS

POP

are the two that pop into mind first.
14424  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Nice try Fox News. on: October 04, 2006, 09:47:53 PM
george bush did it!
14425  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma <In which ATB implodes> (then doesn't) on: October 04, 2006, 09:45:06 PM
as long as they honor mine all will be copasetic
14426  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma <In which ATB implodes> (then doesn't) on: October 04, 2006, 07:14:28 PM
UPdate to the situation:

"Just got off the phone with Amazon: Here's the skinny.

Sales rep said I should go ahead and punch through the sale even though the total cost shows as 459.xx. Since they only charge the card once an item ships, she said that once Gears of War is released it will ship with no charge on the CC due to this promotion.

I asked what if it doesn't? There's no record of this promotion on the sales transaction.

She said that we can easily see what promotions were offered and when and we can refund the charge for the game if the charge appears...which it most likely won't.

Therefore, making the leap of faith I'm going to go ahead and order it.

Worst case, I have to call back and wrangle in November to get my money back.

Total outlay should still be 399.99."

14427  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 04, 2006, 05:57:40 PM
I have one PC that's hardwired at all times through a switch to the router.

I have two other laptops that are used periodically throughout the week (either wired also through the switch or are wireless).

The 360 would be the new edition in the TV room.

I'll get up in the attic and see if I have access to the cables from the office. I'm guessing I would have to be able to see them...I'll chime back in a bit.
14428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 04, 2006, 05:05:48 PM
I'm trying to run a line from my router in the office on the first floor to the tv room on the otherside of the house on the first floor.

i have the entire second floor wired, so ideally i could just splice into one of those lines (via the attic) and run just one line down the wall into the tv room.

So I guess a non-powered hub would be the way to go as my son is less than a year and won't be internetting any time soon. Is there one on monoprice or elsewhere? Linky? Typical cost?  And I'm guessing since I won't be running a long line, I don't need 100 ft.

So given that, tips/tricks/knowledge?
14429  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.
14430  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!
14431  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.
14432  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.
14433  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.
14434  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.
14435  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.
14436  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.
14437  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.
14438  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?' 

14439  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.
14440  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?
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