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601  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Budweiser American Ale - Actually good on: October 02, 2008, 08:13:18 PM

Quote from: Lee on October 01, 2008, 10:31:37 PM

I strongly disagree. While it is drinkable compared to the rest of the stuff they call beer, it is still quite weak flavored and has this Budweiser like after taste that I didn't like it all (maybe from the rice?). It tastes like a water downed amber to me. I would buy it only if my choices were it or Bud. For that price ($7 here) I expect a lot more from a beer.

I'd be surprised if it contained rice or corn. Have you seen an ingredient list?

Ale
602  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My kidney stone is back or something on: October 02, 2008, 07:55:11 PM
Damn. Are you sure it's the stones again? Have you ever had appendicitis?

Ale
603  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC server merge coming on: October 02, 2008, 07:05:58 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 02, 2008, 06:49:45 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on October 02, 2008, 06:42:56 PM

It's not just that he posted a new thread, it's that he loves to see something fail that he either didn't like, or couldn't play, and doesn't miss a chance to bring it up. He's been doing it for years.

And this is different from the rest of the internet, how? 

What's your point? Do you really think that's all the Internet is?

Ale
604  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC server merge coming on: October 02, 2008, 06:42:56 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 01, 2008, 01:37:17 PM

The bickering in here is ridiculous and needs to stop.  While we all might prefer tidier threads, GT doesn't have a policy about "Official" threads or anything of the sort so it's generally up to the posters' discretion if they start a new thread or put it in an existing thread.  People who are intent on criticizing the quality of others posts probably wouldn't want that same microscope applied to every one of their own posts. 

FWIW, I agree with morlac and DragonFyre- I would never have looked into AoC impressions thread but I do find news of the server merge interesting in an industry news sense and would not have known about it if it weren't for this thread. 

It's not just that he posted a new thread, it's that he loves to see something fail that he either didn't like, or couldn't play, and doesn't miss a chance to bring it up. He's been doing it for years.

Ale
605  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Palin opens mouth, useless comes out. on: October 01, 2008, 05:02:50 PM

Quote from: cheeba on October 01, 2008, 01:05:03 PM

I find it hilarious that we have probably the biggest financial crisis in our lifetime going on and there's only a tiny little thread with hardly any comments about it, and yet you bring up Palin and people post like it's an Apple vs. PC debate, lol.

Yeah, it's pretty funny that you're not over there fostering discussion. Just can't stay away from this thread, eh?

Ale
606  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO - State of the game on: October 01, 2008, 02:26:00 AM

Quote from: The Grue on September 30, 2008, 02:32:31 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 30, 2008, 01:42:39 PM

I don't really get the bonus xp stunt. If this was WoW, I'd understand, but in LOTRO, the entire point is to enjoy the leveling process, not to zoom past it. It's not like getting to level 50 is a hard task these days anyway if you really want to, considering the additions of Forochel, Evendim and the High Pass in the Misty Mountains.

I think it is because if you want to do the Moria stuff, you need to be 50.  Any XP bonus will help get you there.  I started playing a character and still haven't reached 50...I think I am 43 and this XP bonus will be great to get me the rest of the way.  Of course, it would help if I would stop logging into Warhammer.

I could have written that exact sentence.

Ale
607  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: question regarding craigs list on: September 22, 2008, 06:19:25 AM
What exactly is the scam? If drifter can wait until the check clears, what risk is he assuming?

I'd go for it.

Ale
608  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: September 21, 2008, 04:07:37 AM

Quote from: cheeba on September 21, 2008, 03:29:02 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 21, 2008, 03:23:58 AM

I don't think that treating other people as individuals and weighing their thoughts and opinions appropriately is a matter of taking the forum seriously.  That seems to me like a matter of common courtesy.
When you get your panties in a bunch over being told your panties are in a bunch, then yes, you take this forum WAY too seriously.

Big part of the problem with this forum is all the panties all bunched up.

God you're tiring.

You throw a tantrum because someone says your arguments are dumb, yet you've got no problem telling people their panties are in a bunch, or they have their head up someone's ass.

Wait, don't tell me. You were being sarcastic and I have no sense of humor. That's how it goes, right?

Ale

609  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Large Hadron Collider to Have "Practical" Spin-Offs? on: September 15, 2008, 05:26:23 AM
Wasn't Tim Berners-Lee at CERN when he created HTTP? For a nuclear research facility, they sure have had (and look to still have) a great impact on the Internet.

Ale
610  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Large Hadron Collider to Have "Practical" Spin-Offs? on: September 14, 2008, 04:53:37 PM
Thanks for the link, those are some interesting numbers. Though one of the authors links says that the highest energy collisions are very rare, it sounds like there are still large amounts of collisions with energy equal to that of the LHC. One of the things I find interesting is that the actual total energy is not that large (I read that 1 TeV is the amount of kinetic energy a flying mosquito has), but it is concentrated in such a small area that it can have monumental results. Really curious to see what the first real test tunrs up.

Ale
611  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Large Hadron Collider to Have "Practical" Spin-Offs? on: September 14, 2008, 01:53:08 AM

Quote from: Turtle on September 14, 2008, 01:10:49 AM

These kind of impacts that the LHC are doing are actually pretty common and happen from things like particles from the sun hitting planetary atmospheres.

I still don't buy that. Do you have any statistics of the energies of those collisions? The LHC experiments will recreate conditions present 10-25 seconds after the big bang. I think that's pretty darn energetic.

Code:
You just have to remember that the universe is a vast place filled with all sorts of extreme conditions by our standards.  If it was that easy to destroy a planet or solar system, it would be happening all over the place

What makes you believe it isn't?

Code:
If I recall correctly, the LHC does create tiny, tiny black holes, but so do other similar collisions in space which are common, these black holes exist for the tiniest of moment before evaporating.

Well, no one knows what it creates because it hasn't happened yet, but some speculate that that could be one of the outcomes.

Pardon my clumsy first attempt at line by line quoting.

Ale
612  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Large Hadron Collider to Have "Practical" Spin-Offs? on: September 14, 2008, 01:20:30 AM

Quote from: jersoc on September 13, 2008, 10:13:28 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on September 13, 2008, 04:54:33 PM

Quote from: jersoc on September 12, 2008, 06:46:33 PM

what they are doing at the LHC is what is happening all around us, but this time they can observe it easily. if it could create a black hole we would know by now. this stuff is stupid. yeah, lets not advance science because we can't be bothered to read a little.

I'm pretty excited for this, personally. Lots of cool stuff could be explained and maybe the string theory will turn out to be true too.

I don't follow you. What are some examples of this happening all around us? Isn't the reason it takes such an enormous amount of energy to do this because it doesn't occur normally?

Ale

well i'm not physicists, i just read a lot about it. just relying what scientists have been saying. the whole purpose is to observe and run the tests in a controled place. black holes are formed from collasping stars as far as they can tell. what they are doing isn't like that. that's quite some dense mass they'd have to do. this is just colliding atoms and observing what they form and spilt off into

I'm not a physicist, either, but I like to keep up on this stuff, too. It isn't actually just colliding atoms, it's colliding sub-atomic particles, specifically protons.. I know this seems like a fine point, but when you consider the density of protons vs. the density of atoms, it's a big difference. I'm not running around with my hands in the air saying the world is going to end, but I also don't think it's outlandish to consider that when you smash matter together at those energies, you might approach the density required to create a 'black hole'. Not necessarily a Disney type black hole, but a black hole nonetheless.

Ale
613  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Large Hadron Collider to Have "Practical" Spin-Offs? on: September 13, 2008, 07:36:05 PM
Cosmic radiation isn't an example of atoms smashing into each other. It would be low energy photons reacting with atomic particles in the atmosphere. We aren't talking photons here, though. We are talking massive protons accelerated to near the speed of light. I don't think that kind of collision is common, though I may be wrong, and hope someone can correct me. If it was, boy, wouldn't it be great to be able to harness that?

Ale
614  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Large Hadron Collider to Have "Practical" Spin-Offs? on: September 13, 2008, 04:54:33 PM

Quote from: jersoc on September 12, 2008, 06:46:33 PM

what they are doing at the LHC is what is happening all around us, but this time they can observe it easily. if it could create a black hole we would know by now. this stuff is stupid. yeah, lets not advance science because we can't be bothered to read a little.

I'm pretty excited for this, personally. Lots of cool stuff could be explained and maybe the string theory will turn out to be true too.

I don't follow you. What are some examples of this happening all around us? Isn't the reason it takes such an enormous amount of energy to do this because it doesn't occur normally?

Ale
615  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Decisions... Decisions... on: August 14, 2008, 11:51:07 PM
I haven't played CoV, but I still think LotRO is great. So much content is being added, and I don't think you'd find it much different play wise than when you played earlier.

Ale
616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: BELIEVE...in Viva Piņata on: August 09, 2008, 07:11:48 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on August 05, 2008, 04:26:42 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 02, 2008, 04:13:33 PM

Even though many consider the Halo series to be overrated and unfortunately falling short of expectations, I really enjoyed the marketing approach and thought it was rather original and touched on human emotion more than any other video game marketing campaign I had ever seen.

I agree. I hate the Halo series and quit half way through Halo 3 recently because it sucks ass and just is not fun at all, but the marketing is brilliant. I look at the ads for it and say, "I wish I could play the game they're talking about instead of the one Bungie made." It's sort of like the trailer for Spider-Man 3 which is 19 kinds of bodacious ass-kickery. If only they had made that movie instead of a musical...

Just curious, why did you even play Halo 3 if you hate the series?

Ale
617  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Vanguard] How many actually play/make a guild? on: August 03, 2008, 02:17:38 PM
I have Station Access, so I still play Vanguard a little. However, it's by no means regularly, now that EQ2 has it's hooks back in me. I'm on Seradon mostly, Raz, how about you?

Ale
618  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "Daydream Nation" by Sonic Youth - any good? on: July 27, 2008, 11:30:48 PM
Absolutely! I don't think they ever topped it.

Ale
619  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 23, 2008, 02:52:45 PM
I thought it was funny until I realized it was a joke. Come on, man. You don't need an online community to make an incense purchase. But since you asked, find a head-shop, or natural foods store, or record shop. It doesn't have to be run by Indians. Our co-op has boxes of 25 or so for about $1.79. Support local business.

Ale

620  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Bioware KOTOR MMO "confirmed" on: July 18, 2008, 06:21:37 AM

Quote from: cheeba on July 18, 2008, 04:29:09 AM

Quote from: Gratch on July 17, 2008, 10:31:10 PM

Quote from: kronovan on July 17, 2008, 10:25:19 PM

BTW It's a freaking Star Wars MMO!!

Because we all know how well that worked out the first time... slywink
Star Wars Galaxies, before they ruined it, was better than WoW. It didn't have anywhere near the content nor the polish, but it was a better experience.

No, it wasn't.

Ale
621  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (paid, full-box expansion) on: July 13, 2008, 02:24:10 AM
I just played my level 40 hunter today after 2 months away (AoC and a re-kindled interest in EQ2). He really seemed to be unable to hold his own against monsters I'm sure he had no trouble with before. I don't think it was just being rusty, either. I played for several hours and just felt really underpowered.

I'm really looking forward to the expansion.

How come you call it LOTORO?

Ale
622  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS/T: Motorstorm on: June 28, 2008, 10:36:40 PM
Is it worth $17 shipped to anyone? Also would trade for Folklore or Heavenly Sword.

Ale
623  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CTRL-V Test procedures on: June 16, 2008, 10:05:55 PM
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Angostura bitters

Mmm... Manhattans

Ale
624  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Supreme Court Smacks Bushies Again... on: June 15, 2008, 04:39:51 PM

Quote from: msduncan on June 15, 2008, 02:51:11 PM


Just any day now the Court will hand down the decision about the 2nd Amendment.      paranoid eek

Yes.   I'm scared.

So you disagree with the decision?

Ale
625  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blackstar..new space sim from Spacetime Studios on: June 12, 2008, 12:35:07 AM
That does look good. Hope it has good joystick support.

Ale
626  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ironrod: McCain supports manned exploration of Mars on: June 07, 2008, 02:48:42 AM
Couldn't you hve pm'd him?

Ale
627  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: South Korea and American Beef on: June 02, 2008, 03:10:58 PM
I think it's as much resistance to a pro-American president they aren't fond of as it is about tainted beef.

Naturally, there must be something seriously wrong.  Roll Eyes

Ale
628  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: May 28, 2008, 06:19:09 PM
+1 to Vinda-Lou

Ale
629  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things to do in Vancouver, BC? on: May 25, 2008, 05:26:53 PM
http://www.moa.ubc.ca/index.php in addition to the things already listed. Chinatown is interesting, also, and a good location for cheap eats. My wife and I took a nighttime ghost tour of Gastown a couple of months ago. We both really enjoyed it. More of an underground history tour than anything really supernatural. A passport would be very helpful getting across the border, and don't bring any children that aren't yours  icon_biggrin

Ale
630  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - All Your Questions Are Belong to Us! on: May 25, 2008, 05:14:24 PM

Quote from: Rich on May 25, 2008, 03:25:28 PM

I haven't been able to get the /claim to work either even though my account info on their website shows the items attached to my account.  One thing that might be preventing it in my case is I haven't input the retail code yet since my copy hasn't arrived from GoGamer, I'm still playing on my early access download and code.

That's exactly why it isn't working. The retail code is required.

Ale
631  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: May 24, 2008, 06:48:36 PM
+1 to Lassr
+1 to Canuck

Thanks

Ale
632  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: GT Pay it Forward Freebies Thread on: May 23, 2008, 08:08:37 PM
Adding-

Viet Cong- Fist Alpha

+3

Ale
633  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would you buy this car? on: May 23, 2008, 08:01:19 PM
Haha... classic  icon_smile

Ale
634  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers now Recruiting!! (Playing on DERKETO Server) on: May 22, 2008, 11:34:45 PM

Quote from: skystride on May 22, 2008, 10:24:09 PM

Best undocumented feature: Sidekicking!  Level too low?  No problem!  Sidekick today and we will give you (level-1).  Now if only they also had mentoring.

So how does that work, exactly? Do you get the skills, feat points, and abilities of that level? Then you go back to your original level when you de-group?

Ale
635  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: So my son asks me, "How is Obama doing, dad?" on: May 22, 2008, 11:30:57 PM

Quote from: Trappin on May 22, 2008, 11:28:34 PM

Garcia is dead ?

OMG

Don't believe it. Jerry lives!

Somebody miracle me.

Ale
636  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Someone hijacked my WoW account...long on: May 22, 2008, 08:05:47 PM
If Blizzard's 'secure' server was hacked, don't you think they would have got a whole lot more accounts? While it sucks to have your account compromised, I find it very unlikely Blizzard's server was 'hacked'. Also, it's a good idea to remove payment information if you plan on a hiatus.

Ale
637  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: So now we torture on behalf of the Chinese? on: May 22, 2008, 12:35:00 AM

Quote from: DamageInc on May 21, 2008, 03:42:41 PM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on May 21, 2008, 03:17:46 PM

This filthy, worthless administration has set out to destroy everything that is good about America. The basic decency for which our country was once known is now gone. This president, and his supporters, are to blame for this, and for the repercussions that might come if we do not correct course dramatically.

We have pretty much done similar things in almost every war or combat situation we have been in going back to even the earliest days of this country. Heck after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor they rounded up all the American Japanese and put them in detention camps. I'm not necessarily saying it is always fair or right, but don't just blame the administration as it has been a fundamnetal stance since the beginning.

Great argument. Don't hold anyone accountable, 'cuz you know, other people have done it before.

Ale
638  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would you buy this car? on: May 22, 2008, 12:21:25 AM
Apparently somebody would.

Ale
639  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Impressions on: May 22, 2008, 12:10:45 AM

Quote from: QP on May 21, 2008, 10:26:28 PM

ANy consensus on server choices for GT/OO?

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,26640.0.html

Ale
640  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers now Recruiting!! (Playing on DERKETO Server) on: May 22, 2008, 12:04:57 AM

Quote from: Rowdy on May 21, 2008, 10:56:30 PM

I'm thinking I might sign up for the Wanderers again.  I was Rust in WoW and Gravity Well back in CoH.  Just installing now... who knows if I'll get to play tonight or not at the rate it's going, mind you.

(did this game just tell me I needed 26 gb free to install???)

The box states 32  icon_eek

Ale
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