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81  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Age of Wushu on: April 10, 2013, 11:26:14 PM
It launches today. Anyone trying it out? I really don't need another MMO, but this one intrigues me enough to give it a look.

Age of Wushu

Ale
82  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Tucson gun store owner cancels purchase by Gabrielle Gifford's husband on: April 03, 2013, 09:43:51 PM

Quote from: hepcat on April 03, 2013, 08:45:59 PM

Self defense can be performed using any number of tools.  Should I claim owning a nuclear missile (other than the one in my pants...BAM!) is a basic human right?  

As for defining a human right, read on.  Then read some more.

To equate human rights with the right to bear arms in the United States is utterly ludicrous and trivializes such things as the Civil Rights Movement.

Is it a MIRV?

Ale
83  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: XCOM Steam code trade on: April 01, 2013, 11:04:31 PM
I'll get a $15 Amazon card for whoever has an XCOM code left.

ALe
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming Trend's Most Anticipated of 2013 on: March 29, 2013, 06:37:53 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on January 23, 2013, 01:46:15 AM

Quote from: Alefroth on January 23, 2013, 01:43:50 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on January 22, 2013, 07:57:11 PM

BTW, if Amazon is your pre-order outlet of choice, clicking on any of the entries will go to their pre-order page (if one exists).

I was up to slide 30 or so, and missed the arrow and went to the Amazon page. When I hit the back button, I was back at slide 1. Is there any way to remember the last slide we were on?

Ale

Amazon should be loading in a new window/tab

Edit- looks like you clicked on the one slide that I didn't change to 'new window' for the link Tongue It's fixed.

Thanks  icon_biggrin

Ale
85  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: (PC) XCOM: Enemy Unknown *Steam Key* on: March 29, 2013, 03:14:31 AM
I'll get a $15 Steam code for you.

Ale
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had to put my cat to sleep yesterday... on: March 15, 2013, 04:06:22 AM
So sorry to hear that, Harpua. I know how you're feeling. I had to put mine to sleep today. Most likely a brain tumor. It was just a week ago that we realized something was wrong.

I never thought I'd be mourning the 10 year old before the 15 year old.

Ale
87  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sequestration on: March 10, 2013, 05:23:54 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on March 10, 2013, 02:44:53 PM


What's that Obama budget proposal Harris is talking about? I thought there was no such thing.

Ale
88  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sequestration on: March 07, 2013, 10:47:33 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on March 07, 2013, 01:54:46 AM

I'm a commission only sales type and our numbers are up 40% over last year, so it isn't bad for all salesmen smile

Did you think you'd see a difference in 5 days?

Ale
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stare at this for 30 seconds then type 'clover' in comments, see what happens! on: February 28, 2013, 12:28:42 AM
I don't understand why people do it either.

Ale
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 28, 2013, 12:27:17 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 27, 2013, 10:18:43 PM

F34WMFWWVWWF.  not that hard, took me about as long as that Facebook thing Bullwinkle posted biggrin

You stud.

Ale
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stare at this for 30 seconds then type 'clover' in comments, see what happens! on: February 27, 2013, 05:47:41 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 27, 2013, 01:16:35 PM

I'm not sure where the irony is coming in here.  I assume it's something about posting this myself here.

I'm referring to an earlier comment I made about similar items getting posted all the time on FB, talking about the challenge of them.  People continue to post them, so they must find them challenging.  I posted this as another example of how these keep happening and how, again, the answer comes in seconds, so I don't understand why people find these challenging and keep posting them.

My post here was to point that out.  It wasn't along the "isn't this cool" lines that seem to keep it propagated.


They are designed to get people to respond by making them think they are special because they can figure them out right away. A lot of spam uses techniques similar to this.


Ale
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stare at this for 30 seconds then type 'clover' in comments, see what happens! on: February 27, 2013, 01:55:46 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 26, 2013, 09:53:32 PM

This just got posted:



Within seconds I had Mumford and Sons; Rush; Emerson, Lake and Palmer; Phoenix...

Are you being ironic?

Ale
93  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Egypt on: February 01, 2013, 06:20:27 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on February 01, 2013, 11:47:05 AM

It's only trolling because most of you are too delusional to realize how ignorant you are in regard to this issue. 

Let me help make it more clear for you.

Our country, that has over 16 trillion in debt, has given billions of dollars and aircraft to a Muslim Brotherhood administration in Egypt whose first order of business was to seek the release of Omar Abdel-Rahman and followed that up with a dictatorial power grab.  This only scratches the surface, and instead of admitting that its a travesty, you all attempt to divert attention to spelling errors and punctuation and schoolboy insults. 

Exactly what I expected to happen though.

Dude, stop. Just stop. Even if you wanted to have a thoughtful, critical discussion of the situation in Egypt, you're clearly incapable. You demonstrate that in every post.

Ale
94  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The next major MMO on: January 31, 2013, 06:57:01 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on January 31, 2013, 03:18:56 PM

Frankly, I think the problem is the very same subject of this thread: Always looking for the next 'big thing' and not appreciating what we have available to play right now.

Guild Wars 2
EVE Online
Rift
The Secret World
LOTR Online
World Of Warcraft

All very decent games that could use more love from MMO players. You burn thru content in less than 2 months and now are looking for something new. You're worse than serial monogamists. Gamers are their own worse enemies; in my observation.

Why no love for EQ2?

I don't think the thread is about moving on to the next big thing, just curiosity over what it will be.

Ale
95  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The next major MMO on: January 31, 2013, 06:56:54 AM
I think ArcheAge will be one of the bigger ones.

Ale
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming Trend's Most Anticipated of 2013 on: January 23, 2013, 01:43:50 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on January 22, 2013, 07:57:11 PM

BTW, if Amazon is your pre-order outlet of choice, clicking on any of the entries will go to their pre-order page (if one exists).

I was up to slide 30 or so, and missed the arrow and went to the Amazon page. When I hit the back button, I was back at slide 1. Is there any way to remember the last slide we were on?

Ale
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alienware X51- I'm almost a console!! on: January 19, 2013, 09:22:27 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on January 19, 2013, 03:51:48 AM

Quote from: Alefroth on January 19, 2013, 01:52:52 AM

How did you handle the sound?

Ale

Sound is handled via HDMI. You can set the system up in about 30 seconds, just like a console.

There is a solid state drive option, but if I recall it was a $200 option.

Cool. I didn't realize graphic cards HDMI ports actually output audio.

Ale
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alienware X51- I'm almost a console!! on: January 19, 2013, 01:52:52 AM
How did you handle the sound?

Ale
99  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 17, 2013, 05:30:32 PM

Quote from: Razgon on January 17, 2013, 12:53:30 PM

All backward idiots are atheists? IS THAT WHAT YOU ARE IMPLYING??!

I don't think he's implying that at all. Why do you ask that?

Ale
100  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 17, 2013, 05:28:15 PM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on January 17, 2013, 06:04:32 AM

Quote from: TiLT on January 14, 2013, 05:31:56 AM

Quote from: hepcat on January 14, 2013, 02:27:25 AM

Arclight isn't trying to insult anyone.  He's being open and honest about his beliefs.  I may not agree with them, but I see no reason to belittle him for his faith.  I disagree more with intolerance, truth be told.

I realize that, and I'm not trying to insult him either, though I am being harsh on purpose. I don't see why he can attack the foundations of my world view (such as the Big Bang) if I can't attack his right back. Sometimes I get the impression that attacking science is okay, but attacking religion is unacceptable.

It's not just "the foundation of your worldview," either. Science is right -- not always in its conclusions, but in its process and approach. The framework of science is the only system we have in place for truly determining what is factual or not in this world.

If your religion is based upon ignoring or denying large bodies of rigorously-tested scientific data, then your religion is undeserving of respect.

Are the followers of that religion undeserving of respect?

Ale
101  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 16, 2013, 08:56:06 AM

Quote from: TiLT on January 16, 2013, 07:35:22 AM

I'll respectfully

That probably would have prevented the argument.

Ale
102  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 16, 2013, 06:04:49 AM

Quote from: TiLT on January 15, 2013, 08:43:32 PM

Quote from: hepcat on January 15, 2013, 08:33:10 PM

So all forms of religion are appallingly backwards to you?  Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus...they're all just backward people?

Why do you have to read everything I write from the most negative angle possible?

As a mostly neutral observer, could it possibly be because you write it with such a negative angle? You come across as dogmatic as many a religious zealot.

Ale
103  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 08, 2013, 07:50:40 PM
I did say overtly, not overly. Important distinction.

Ale
104  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 08, 2013, 07:25:04 AM
I'm curious how long you've been born again, Arclight. I never thought of you as overtly religious at all until this thread.

Ale
105  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 06, 2013, 06:44:29 AM

Quote from: Arclight on January 05, 2013, 06:35:45 PM


If Jesus came back today, who would be his biggest detractors?


I've wondered for a long time how the second coming would go down if it happened today. Could you imagine someone trying to claim they were Christ?

Ale
106  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 06, 2013, 06:42:03 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 06, 2013, 05:40:48 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 06, 2013, 03:42:56 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on January 06, 2013, 03:33:55 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 06, 2013, 02:51:06 AM

Quote from: Arclight on January 05, 2013, 06:35:45 PM

1. Being a Christian is not the same as being Religious.


Um...what?


Dude, he *specifically* said he'd like to explain it but it's impossible.  Sometimes you just have to accept things on not-faith.

-Autistic Angel

My comment to him still stands.  I find it especially ludicrous because I am a Christian.

Well I'm not a Christian OR religious, and yet his statement seems easy to understand.

You can follow the teachings of Jesus and believe in his divinity without being a churchgoer or practicing any sect's doctrine. That's being a Christian without being religious.

Or

You can go to church regularly, practice all the prescribed rituals, and tithe the expected amount without actually believing the literal truth of the resurrection. That's being religious without being a Christian. Or you can follow any of a number of religions that aren't Christianity. Who's more religious, broadly speaking, than Muslims?


Going to church is not what makes you religious. A Christian is an adherent of Christianity. If you don't believe Christ was the son of god and died for your sins, you aren't a Christian. I don't see how you can be a Christian and not be religious.

Ale
107  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama's a <n word> but I'm not racist! on: November 14, 2012, 02:38:37 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 12, 2012, 07:31:24 PM

Quote from: hepcat on November 12, 2012, 07:16:50 PM

The confirmed intent of that facebook post was to insinuate the president was worthless

This is okay

Quote
and deserving of death.  

This is not.

Quote
Tacking on the n word was her way of showing his worthlessness by using a term she believed trivialized and insulted the man.

Agreed. But does the act of tacking on the word make her a racist? Or was she just trying to insult him in a deeply offensive way?

Ask yourself why it would insult him in a deeply offensive way and you might have your answer.

Ale
108  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: What will Obama's Scandals Be? on: November 09, 2012, 06:21:30 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on November 09, 2012, 02:21:03 AM

Quote from: Alefroth on November 08, 2012, 03:44:21 AM

She looks a lot like her dad.

Ale

I think we figured out the scandal! Alefroth sleeps with Obama! Caught on tape! FILM AT 11!

I would think the scandal would be due to Biden continually washing his '83 Trans Am on the White House lawn shirtless.

And it ain't no grainy night-vision flik either.

Ale
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If Weed is Legalize Nationwide, Will You Celebrate 420? on: November 09, 2012, 06:02:57 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 09, 2012, 05:33:01 PM

Why is there not a no vote that doesn't call users losers?

Consider the source.

Ale
110  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: What will Obama's Scandals Be? on: November 08, 2012, 04:24:19 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 07, 2012, 06:58:23 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on November 07, 2012, 05:31:34 PM

I don't know what it will be. Probably not graft and corruption or other illegal activities; this white house seems as above-board as any. I'm leaning toward a clintonesque zippergate episode.

I see it the other way. Obama doesn't seem like a guy who would cheat. But given he's from Chi-town, corruption seems like an option.  Maybe around solar companies.

And Hep, how about you just answer the question without being a douche?

And I'm not angry at all. Apathetic is more appropos.

If it walks like a douche, and talks like a douche...

And then you insult our intelligence.

Ale
111  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The 2012 Presidential Debates Thread: Get Free Halo Armor! Final debate 10-22 on: November 08, 2012, 04:03:46 AM

Quote from: gellar on November 07, 2012, 06:32:39 AM

Also, really great concession by Mr Romney.

It's almost like he was relieved to be able to be himself.

Ale
112  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The 2012 Presidential Debates Thread: Get Free Halo Armor! Final debate 10-22 on: November 08, 2012, 03:46:32 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on November 07, 2012, 05:40:31 AM

Quote from: gellar on November 07, 2012, 04:17:04 AM

That was an ass kicking.

I wouldn't call Obama being the first president to win reelection with a smaller number of electoral votes than he earned the first time to an "ass kicking".

That's OK.

Ale
113  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: What will Obama's Scandals Be? on: November 08, 2012, 03:44:21 AM

Quote from: Scraper on November 07, 2012, 04:46:43 PM

She's the one on the left.




She looks a lot like her dad.

Ale
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Homeowners Insurance on: November 08, 2012, 03:41:25 AM
Have had Metropolitan for over 15 years, and had one claim, which was very smooth and got paid a lot more than expected. However, just today talked with Allstate because Met's premium keeps going up. Allstate is able to provide the same policy for considerably less.

Ale
115  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Romney: June Jobs Report 'Kick In The Gut' on: July 07, 2012, 02:57:57 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on July 06, 2012, 09:08:05 PM

It's all fun and games until you try to pin Romney down about HIS plan.

Quote
Romney has plainly calculated that he can win without explaining what he’d do as president, and seems intent on becoming the “generic Republican candidate” that pollsters include in surveys (and that often outperform real Republicans). He seems to be making two assumptions: The country is in such dire shape that simply being against Obama is enough, and his background at Bain Capital is a sufficient qualification to get him elected. His campaign is a sustained exercise in avoiding risk.

I know Romney's jobs plan has something to do with tax cuts for billionaires and magic pixie dust, but I'm a little hazy on the details.

No, I don't think you are.

Ale
116  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Risk of non-citizen voters at center of election year struggle on: June 05, 2012, 04:27:53 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on June 04, 2012, 04:03:04 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on June 04, 2012, 04:16:07 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on June 04, 2012, 03:21:03 AM

Quote from: Pyperkub on June 04, 2012, 03:05:59 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on June 03, 2012, 11:48:36 PM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on June 02, 2012, 05:29:24 PM

Democrats are *not* trying to allow non-citizens to vote. The Republicans are trying to block actual citizens who are more likely to vote Democratic from voting by setting up "proof of citizenship" standards that millions of Americans can't meet -- particularly poor Americans, old Americans, women and college students.

That's quite the outrageous claim.  Got concrete proof?

Yes.  Florida's voter purge has already been called into question because of it

And this is proof how?

It's the latest point in a long-running pattern.  The wave of restrictive new voting regulations that have been pushed into law by Republican state legislatures around the country.  Shuffling around which forms of photo ID are acceptable, passing draconian new restrictions on voter registration drives, cutting back on early and absentee voting...Florida even went out of its way to specifically ban early voting on the Sunday before the election, conveniently blocking the Get Out The Vote events traditionally held at many African American churches.

And then there's series of "isolated incidents" that occur every year where Democratic-leaning districts suddenly receive a rash of phone calls warning them that the election is being held a day later, or their polling place has been closed and the lines elsewhere are expected to be three hours long, or that police officers are going to be prowling around for unpaid parking tickets and broken tail lights.  My favorite variant: a "volunteer from the Democrat's campaign" calls up to thank you so much for your support, but victory has now been assured and you should feel free to relax at home.

The Republican Party isn't responsible for this punctual spate of isolated incidents, of course.  It's some shadowy, uncatchable prankster making thousands of robo-calls on their behalf, and they're anxious to decry "dirty tricks by both sides."  Republicans couldn't possibly be involved because they're much too busy trying to motivate voters in their own way.  Are you a registered Republican, pr0ner?  My mother is, and I've seen the push polls they drop in her mailbox every election season.


1) Barack Hussein Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid want to slash the defense budget and rely on Europe to provide for our national defense!  Should Republicans continue to stand up for American independence?  Y / N

2) Republicans have a bold plan to get our America's economy moving in the right direction!  Should they abandon their principles and give in to the failed policies of Barack Hussein Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid?  Y / N


So really, it's less of an "outrageous claim," and more of a "factual claim of outrageous behavior."  See the difference?


-Autistic Angel

Once again, this is proof how?

At least Blackadar could provide some, which I appreciate.

So you've got nothing to say about the proof?

Ale
117  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Salem on: March 31, 2012, 05:31:43 PM

Quote from: cheeba on January 25, 2011, 04:20:05 AM

Quote from: hepcat on January 24, 2011, 07:44:51 PM

it was only a matter of time....

Yeah, doesn't take long after the ubiquitous cries of, "game has PvP? omgz GRIEFERS who are sociopaths who only want to destroy my game, ahhhhh!!!"

What's the point of misrepresenting reality?

Ale
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 80s Music on: March 03, 2012, 05:08:41 AM

Quote from: Barrakketh on March 03, 2012, 02:55:22 AM

Lots already mentioned, but I don't see any love for Canadians so far. So, I'll add:

Strange Advance
The Spoons
The Box
Men Without Hats
Gowan
Honeymoon Suite
The Payolas
Rock and Hyde
Haywire
Saga
Roman Grey
Frozen Ghost
Idle Eyes
Parachute Club

Ooh, I love Eyes of a Stranger. Didn't know they were Canadian. Did you purposely omit Loverboy?

Ale
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 80s Music on: March 01, 2012, 06:10:44 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on March 01, 2012, 04:53:25 AM

Snap, I forgot to mention the Talking Heads. I love Fear of Music and Remain in Light.

Also, I dig "Paul's Boutique" by the Beastie Boys.

OK, so let's break it down a little further. Which album should I start with for these artists?

Prince
The Clash
Adam Ant
Peter Gabriel
The Smiths
Joy Division
The Police

1999
Give 'em Enough Rope (London Calling close second, but I think GeER is tighter and more focused)
Friend or Foe
Security
Meat is Murder
Closer
Can't choose between Zenyatta Mondatta or Ghost in the Machine

They're not 80's, but Talking Heads: 77 and More Songs About Buildings and Food are both superb.

Ale
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 80s Music on: March 01, 2012, 04:23:16 AM
That's ok, I forgot The Clash, but then saw you had it  icon_biggrin

Ale
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