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161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: April 16, 2011, 03:43:00 PM






Ale
162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: April 16, 2011, 05:13:39 AM

Quote from: Zekester on April 15, 2011, 04:45:41 PM



War of the Gargantuas?

Ale
163  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Paranoia and Fear on: April 14, 2011, 10:34:13 PM
I think you're over-reacting.

Ale
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 12, 2011, 07:01:21 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 12, 2011, 12:09:38 PM

Honest to God.  There have been a couple of funny ones in there, but the wave of annoyance wasted them.

Also, Daehawk, you need to see a therapist.

I was thinking someone near Tennessee just needs to get him laid. Anyone?

Ale
165  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ryan's Deficit Plan on: April 08, 2011, 12:01:24 AM

Quote from: Jaddison on April 07, 2011, 11:24:55 PM

I am not a liberal or a Democrat but isn't clear that if Ryan's proposal was enacted as is the net effect 20 years down the pike would be the poor and elderly dying off much quicker while the wealthy who can afford health care would live longer lives?  There is precious little in the plan that addresses job creation or even renewing the countries sagging infrastructure...instead it guts renewing the infrastructure.  To me it seems more like a plan to ensure the wealthy remain very wealthy until the country crumbles.

Winnah!

Ale
166  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: April 07, 2011, 08:07:01 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on April 07, 2011, 12:34:41 PM

Some blah-blahs from the Bioware rep clearing up some things. Honestly, I don't remember there ever being a body of water in the SW films (I do remember some toxic goo pools), much less swimming, but apparently there's much dismay you won't be able to swim through water in the game at launch (you just walk through it is my understanding). Perhaps later in the Aquaman and Field & Stream Expansion.  smirk

I'm pretty sure they are modeling other things than just what were in the movies.

Ale
167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Somewhere in an attic, a woman's portrait just added a wrinkle on: April 07, 2011, 05:25:44 PM

Quote from: Zekester on April 07, 2011, 05:20:11 PM

Well, her face and boobs have obviously been "enhanced"

I wonder if she's wearing a body slenderizer and/or a fake ass under that dress too?

I think the dress is a slenderizer.

Ale
168  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rift on: April 01, 2011, 02:37:24 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on March 31, 2011, 01:19:46 AM

Quote from: Alefroth on March 30, 2011, 11:22:33 PM

@Blackjack

I think you can change your default pvp flag settings so stray aoe won't flag you. Right-click your portrait, and there will be a pvp flag option.

Ale
Ew, thanks! You get a cookie. I figured I was missing something obvious -- I'm good at that.  icon_redface

Man, the patch notes tonight are longer than an un-edited Stephen King novel. I don't think you can make this many balance changes without someone getting seriously upset.  paranoid

*They added integrated video capture with quick upload to a YouTube account.
Quote
VIDEO CAPTURE
* You can record video through RIFT up to 3 minutes in length. If you add a YouTube account through the Settings menu, RIFT will automatically upload videos to that account!
* Type /record or press CTRL+Y to start recording. Use it again to stop!
* Small icons next to the minimap show when video is recording and encoding.
* Once encoding is complete, you will have the option to upload if you have attached a YouTube account.

Did it help? I checked when I got home and didn't see the options I thought I remembered seeing.

Ale
169  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rift on: March 30, 2011, 11:22:33 PM
@Blackjack

I think you can change your default pvp flag settings so stray aoe won't flag you. Right-click your portrait, and there will be a pvp flag option.

Ale
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Futuristic Stain Remover on: March 29, 2011, 08:07:35 PM
It looks like there is actually some kind of belt on the spatula part, and the goo is actually being rolled onto and off of that.

Ale
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Futuristic Stain Remover on: March 29, 2011, 08:03:24 PM

Quote from: Purge on March 29, 2011, 07:38:35 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on March 29, 2011, 07:12:12 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on March 29, 2011, 02:52:56 PM

Anyone can clean ketchup and mustard off a smooth hard floor. Try cleaning it off shag or deep pile carpeting.  icon_razz


Yes, but can you put it back down exactly how it was?

Ale

Why would you want to?

I wouldn't, but I didn't think it would be taken seriously.

Ale
172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Futuristic Stain Remover on: March 29, 2011, 07:12:12 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on March 29, 2011, 02:52:56 PM

Anyone can clean ketchup and mustard off a smooth hard floor. Try cleaning it off shag or deep pile carpeting.  icon_razz


Yes, but can you put it back down exactly how it was?

Ale
173  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rift on: March 26, 2011, 12:20:18 AM

Quote from: ydejin on March 25, 2011, 10:27:36 PM

Very sad, I just solved the Iron Pine Peaks puzzle and got a Purple Weapon appropriate for my level which is good for Warriors, Rogues, and Mages -- I'm a Cleric  crybaby

Sadly I never quite figured out how the puzzle worked, so I basically brute forced the thing.

What would be good for warriors, rogues, and mages?

Ale
174  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rift on: March 25, 2011, 06:56:44 PM

Quote from: Wargus on March 25, 2011, 04:47:51 AM

Quote from: Destructor on March 25, 2011, 02:47:28 AM

Quote from: Arkon on March 24, 2011, 02:41:19 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 24, 2011, 01:25:49 PM

Don't the changes just mean that Bards and Chloromancers are still fine for healing 5-mans, just not entire raids?
Yeah I don't understand the oh no, the sky is falling stuff on bard and chloro.  Chloro may actually be a bit better in 5-mans due to the across the board increase in mage dps, which indirectly increases chloro healing.  It just means that one chloro can't heal an entire raid.

The nerf to Livegiving Veil will be murder in Raids against Rifts, as that's a great way to heal others. It's usually 10 people who need healing, not 5. And keep in mind that you're constantly casting spells to keep others alive, as that's the only way TO keep others alive.

That said - Chloro/Warlock is an awesome combination, and some would say a bit too much of an awesome one. Either they need to buff the others, or just take the easy route and nerf the hell out of the combination.

Sadly, they're gonna take the easy route and nerf. It's gonna piss me off, to be frank. I was quite happy being a near main healer in events and such.

The chloro will still main heal just fine.  They weren't meant to main heal the entire raid group, just their subset.  I don't see this being a major issue.

So only the players in the chloro's group will be healed? Does the public grouping system distribute roles evenly into the groups? I've never noticed.

Ale
175  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WI democrats walk out of Senate on: March 24, 2011, 06:51:39 PM

Quote from: Zekester on March 24, 2011, 04:16:36 PM

Quote from: gellar on March 24, 2011, 04:14:15 PM

Quote from: Zekester on March 24, 2011, 03:47:48 PM

I don't really care if unions stay a part of this country, and as i've already said they do serve good purposes sometimes. But members should be able to opt out of dues.....or at the very least, decide where those dues should go. Or those dues income should have an oversight committee seeing where they are going. (ya ya...more big government)

Same could be said about state or federal taxes really.  It's an imperfect solution: when you are working for the collective good, the collective needs to fully participate.  If they don't (as in, don't pay taxes or dues) then it becomes a logistical nightmare.


That's what public opinion of unions now is starting to become, and it's not based on fiction.

Correct. It's based on schizoid paranoia.

Ale
176  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WI democrats walk out of Senate on: March 24, 2011, 02:53:53 AM
It'd be interesting to see what percentage of profits an average CEO's salary is now. But then their actual salary is pretty small compared to the non-salary compensation they get.

Ale
177  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WI democrats walk out of Senate on: March 24, 2011, 02:20:33 AM
Yeah, because those are the only two options.

I don't see how you can be in favor of govt. limiting a CEO's salary, but be so opposed to raising their tax rate.

Ale
178  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: [WTF] Republicans propose bill to "reaffirm" motto of "In God We Trust" on: March 23, 2011, 11:52:07 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 23, 2011, 11:33:09 PM

This is clearly to solidify the base for 2012.  It's nonsense.  'Look we proved we are on God's side by 'reaffirming' the motto that's on the thing we actually worship!'

I'm not a big fan of zeke, but the thread stalking against him needs to stop.  Its completely ruining a bunch of good threads.

How is it stalking? Should we not come into threads Zeke is in?

Ale
179  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rift on: March 23, 2011, 11:49:24 PM

Quote from: Wargus on March 23, 2011, 06:54:11 PM

The class changes are not a surprise. I agree with them, however suspect they will need to fine tune them a bit to avoid any over-nerf.

I don't understand the changes to Chloro? Were they too good at healing?

Ale
180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: That's it...I'm moving to Taiwan. on: March 23, 2011, 09:31:39 PM

Quote from: Zekester on March 23, 2011, 08:02:10 PM

damnit, where's the 'clap' smiley?

Getting the clap would not be a happy ending.

Ale
181  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WI democrats walk out of Senate on: March 23, 2011, 08:26:24 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on March 23, 2011, 03:35:27 PM

I cannot express how much I'm enjoying Zekester's attempts to fix imaginary socialism by proposing actual socialism.

-Autistic Angel

It completely boggles my mind how leftist this idea is, and he doesn't seem to realize it. Govt. mandated salaries? Wow, just wow.

Or maybe his trolling is just becoming very sophisticated.

Ale
182  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: [WTF] Republicans propose bill to "reaffirm" motto of "In God We Trust" on: March 23, 2011, 08:20:13 PM
Just goes to show they've got nothing better to do.

Ale
183  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WI democrats walk out of Senate on: March 23, 2011, 05:18:31 AM

Quote from: Zekester on March 22, 2011, 08:55:09 PM

Quote from: gellar on March 22, 2011, 08:41:24 PM

Quote from: Zekester on March 22, 2011, 08:39:54 PM

No, im not ok with it.

I would like to see some kind of progressive earnings structure throughout business in the US, so that earnings are distributed more fairly and greed can be curbed.


SOCIALIST.  SOCIALIST!!!

What i'd like to see is every employee from the bottom to the top get a percentage of profits, but progressively.

So let's say the laborers get 1% total profits, while the CEO/owner would get 5%, as an example.

This way everyone would have a common interest in seeing the company do well, the higher ups would still make a bundle, yet greed would be curbed.

Think it would work?

What happens if it equals more than 100%?

Ale
184  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: U.N. votes for military intervention in Libya on: March 20, 2011, 07:00:51 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on March 20, 2011, 02:27:25 AM

Quote from: brettmcd on March 19, 2011, 11:06:07 PM

Quote from: Scraper on March 19, 2011, 10:24:58 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 19, 2011, 09:20:53 PM

Good job Obama! Now we're in three wars! 

Who could have HOPED for this?!

This is hardly OUR war. If anything we are providing (with the co-operation of several other world powers) the much needed support that the Lybian figthers need and cannot possibly get on their own.

This is not Iraq or Afghan, we invaded those countries. This time the Lybian people started the war and are in it for their freedom. I would much rather support our intervention in Lybia than in Iraq. As I've said before, you cannot force democracy on people who do not want it. In this case the Lybians want it and they deserve our help getting it.

No this is a civil war that we have no place choosing sides in.   If a group starts a civil war hoping that someone will bail them out because they took on more then they could handle then they should lose.

Except that the Arab League united against Khadafy, NATO hammered out tactics that didn't put the US in the fore, and the UN gave its blessing. We didn't choose sides unilaterally and we are not committed to supporting other rebellions in the region unless those same forces align for them.

Believe me: I am very reluctant to support military adventures where we have no direct stake. But this one was handled correctly.

Agreed. This is how a modern international military action should look.

Ale
185  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: U.N. votes for military intervention in Libya on: March 20, 2011, 05:31:23 AM

Quote from: brettmcd on March 19, 2011, 11:28:53 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on March 19, 2011, 11:27:00 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on March 19, 2011, 11:21:49 PM

Quote from: TiLT on March 19, 2011, 11:13:14 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on March 19, 2011, 11:06:07 PM

Quote from: Scraper on March 19, 2011, 10:24:58 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 19, 2011, 09:20:53 PM

Good job Obama! Now we're in three wars!  

Who could have HOPED for this?!

This is hardly OUR war. If anything we are providing (with the co-operation of several other world powers) the much needed support that the Lybian figthers need and cannot possibly get on their own.

This is not Iraq or Afghan, we invaded those countries. This time the Lybian people started the war and are in it for their freedom. I would much rather support our intervention in Lybia than in Iraq. As I've said before, you cannot force democracy on people who do not want it. In this case the Lybians want it and they deserve our help getting it.

No this is a civil war that we have no place choosing sides in.   If a group starts a civil war hoping that someone will bail them out because they took on more then they could handle then they should lose.

I think you may want to read up on the background for the current conflict. The world isn't choosing sides between two armed factions. The UN went to the step it did because Gadhafi was bombing civilians who tried to demonstrate peacefully. This is a human right. It was clear that this would have turned into a massacre of unarmed civilians without intervention, so the UN stepped in. The stated goal so far is to keep the skies clear of bombers so that civilians will be safe, but there is also select bombing of military targets that are convening upon these same civilians.

The Libyan rebels didn't start a civil war. They protested peacefully and were killed for it, and are now merely protecting their own lives. Gadhafi started this war.

So when do you propose the air strikes start in North Korea, Bahrain, Russia and other countries that either treat their citizens worse then what is happening in Libya or their citizens have been shot for protesting their government?

Who says air strikes need to happen in those countries at all?

Ale

The logic being used by people to support air strikes in Libya says they should start immediately.

That argument is old and simplistic, and I'm sure you know that.

Just because you can't solve all problems with the same tool, doesn't mean you should do nothing.


Ale
186  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WI democrats walk out of Senate on: March 20, 2011, 12:39:25 AM
Oops you did it again.

Ale
187  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: U.N. votes for military intervention in Libya on: March 19, 2011, 11:27:00 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on March 19, 2011, 11:21:49 PM

Quote from: TiLT on March 19, 2011, 11:13:14 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on March 19, 2011, 11:06:07 PM

Quote from: Scraper on March 19, 2011, 10:24:58 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 19, 2011, 09:20:53 PM

Good job Obama! Now we're in three wars!  

Who could have HOPED for this?!

This is hardly OUR war. If anything we are providing (with the co-operation of several other world powers) the much needed support that the Lybian figthers need and cannot possibly get on their own.

This is not Iraq or Afghan, we invaded those countries. This time the Lybian people started the war and are in it for their freedom. I would much rather support our intervention in Lybia than in Iraq. As I've said before, you cannot force democracy on people who do not want it. In this case the Lybians want it and they deserve our help getting it.

No this is a civil war that we have no place choosing sides in.   If a group starts a civil war hoping that someone will bail them out because they took on more then they could handle then they should lose.

I think you may want to read up on the background for the current conflict. The world isn't choosing sides between two armed factions. The UN went to the step it did because Gadhafi was bombing civilians who tried to demonstrate peacefully. This is a human right. It was clear that this would have turned into a massacre of unarmed civilians without intervention, so the UN stepped in. The stated goal so far is to keep the skies clear of bombers so that civilians will be safe, but there is also select bombing of military targets that are convening upon these same civilians.

The Libyan rebels didn't start a civil war. They protested peacefully and were killed for it, and are now merely protecting their own lives. Gadhafi started this war.

So when do you propose the air strikes start in North Korea, Bahrain, Russia and other countries that either treat their citizens worse then what is happening in Libya or their citizens have been shot for protesting their government?

Who says air strikes need to happen in those countries at all?

Ale
188  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WI democrats walk out of Senate on: March 19, 2011, 05:49:59 PM

Quote from: Zekester on March 19, 2011, 04:50:03 AM

Way to miss that little joke.

As far as laws being broke, why dont we start with government-forced health care first?

.

Way to prove my point. You did all right too, Brett.

Ale
189  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WI democrats walk out of Senate on: March 19, 2011, 04:14:57 AM
Are you disputing a law was violated?

Ale
190  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WI democrats walk out of Senate on: March 18, 2011, 11:16:39 PM
It's not breaking the law when conservatives get what they want, only when liberals do.

Ale
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Causality-Violating Higgs Singlets discovered tomorrow at the LHC on: March 18, 2011, 11:09:17 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 18, 2011, 06:09:11 PM

Quote from: Scraper on March 18, 2011, 05:42:35 PM

True enough. Plus my brain hurts.

Let's twist the knife, then!  Shall we?

You're sitting on a bus stop bench that is just sitting there in one spot as benches are known to do.

I, on the other hand, am driving the finest in Hyundai nuclear powered rocket cars and I zoom past you at a ridiculous pace.

Due to special relativity and time dilation, you observe that the Rolex watch I am wearing is advancing much more slowly than your own timepiece.

Naturally, as I look out my Hyundai window I would see your Casio moving much faster than my Rolex, right?  If my time is moving slower, then yours should be faster?

Nope.  To me it looks as if your Casio is moving much more slowly than my Rolex.

That's because your Hyundai is actually a piece of junk, and his bench is zooming past you.

Ale
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The sick cat quandary on: March 18, 2011, 11:00:51 PM
We had to drive 90 miles to Seattle (twice, because it was an overnight) for that same treatment, but it only cost $700. I would definitely see if you can get it cheaper.

We also had the option of the lifetime medication, but didn't relish the idea of giving a pill every day (for our sake, and Kleine's).

The treatment was successful, but we lost her about a year later to a tumor in her intestine, which one vet thinks was just another manifestation of the thyroid issue.

Ale
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Huge 8.9 quake hits Japan on: March 16, 2011, 09:00:01 PM
And potassium iodide does nothing against Cesium-137.

Ale
194  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rift on: March 15, 2011, 08:28:44 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 15, 2011, 08:02:09 PM

Quote from: jersoc on March 15, 2011, 08:00:08 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 15, 2011, 09:19:48 AM

Quote from: jersoc on March 15, 2011, 08:44:38 AM

I beat the game.

Feels good to hit 50 finally. I fucking ran out of quests half way through 48. So i basically grinded on rifts.

I'm confused how you could run out of quests.  I've been 50 for a couple days and still have a zone and a half of quests plus dailies to do.  Also, 50 isn't 'beating the game' but I have a feeling you know that.

cause there are so many broken quests in this game. it's fucking insane.

? I haven't seen a single broken quest and I've only heard of one possible one (monster wasn't respawning) through 33 levels. I've done every single quest in Freemarch, Stonefield and Scarlet Gorge, including the epic story quests.

Jersoc always has problems with MMOs. He's one of the unluckiest guys I've seen.

Ale
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 15, 2011, 08:14:09 PM
Those must be Mazda 6's.

Ale
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Japan Quake Humor--WARNING--IF YOU ARE POLITICALLY CORRECT, DONT READ THE THREAD on: March 14, 2011, 09:53:35 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 14, 2011, 08:12:05 PM

well...i guess that's one way of...well...i'm not quite sure what you're intent there was....but i'm sure that's one way of doing it.

at least you didn't post



That's Chinese, you insensitive bastard.

Ale
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Japan Quake Humor--WARNING--IF YOU ARE POLITICALLY CORRECT, DONT READ THE THREAD on: March 13, 2011, 06:18:49 PM

Quote from: gellar on March 13, 2011, 06:11:43 PM

You guys do know the posting history of the OP, right?

Don't feed the troll, homies.

I actually checked it out after I posted. Seems like most of his forays outside of the trade forum are somewhat trollish and bigoted.

Ale
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Japan Quake Humor--WARNING--IF YOU ARE POLITICALLY CORRECT, DONT READ THE THREAD on: March 13, 2011, 06:03:03 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on March 13, 2011, 03:57:04 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on March 13, 2011, 03:52:08 PM

Well, it says so right in the thread title what you're getting. If you didn't want tasteless Japan quake humor, you shouldn't have gone into the thread.

Tasteless doesn't bother me.  It simply wasn't funny.

Exactly. If you're going to go the tasteless route, and it least do it well.

This joke was unoriginal and pedestrian, as well as being tasteless. Major fail.

And since when is it PC to have respect for those killed and affected by a major tragedy?

Ale
199  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rift on: March 11, 2011, 12:49:36 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on March 10, 2011, 06:34:04 PM

Maybe instead of drawing Aragorn as a comparison I should've just said "a Warrior that uses a 2 hand sword most of the time."  icon_smile

You'll want to consider the warrior soul champion, then. They get bonuses for 2-handed weapon. They are an offensive soul, so you'll want to look at a defensive one as well. Void Knight or Warlord maybe.

Ale
200  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rift on: March 08, 2011, 09:06:45 PM

Quote from: rittchard on March 07, 2011, 07:12:51 PM

Quote from: Crawley on March 07, 2011, 07:07:24 PM

Is it just me or it is annoying that mobs many levels below you will still attack and knock you off your mount easily?

I just complained about this yesterday lol!  Seriously, if they are grey con (presumably no xp) they should really just ignore you, especially mounted.  Isn't that how pretty much every other game handled it?

LotRO yes, WoW no. Forget how EQ2 is.

Ale
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