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401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 20, 2006, 12:12:38 AM
402  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 17, 2006, 08:58:23 PM
Quote from: "GatorFavre"
Very awesome.  I think I would like it better if the tv wasnt in the corner though.  Just makes it look less subtle.  Good timing though!  Well played.


Yeah it would have been better if the tv was turned away or possibly off screen. Following the picture link though he stated he wanted a picture of Contra in the comic since it was the most famous use of the code.

And it would be a nice shirt but the Title would have to be changed somehow. Either a different font or remove and put something like 30 Lives beneath it.
403  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 17, 2006, 05:08:32 PM
404  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Music downloads on: May 13, 2006, 05:08:00 PM
From what I remember the subscription sites operate on the model that the music isn't really yours. In that if you stop paying a monthly fee you no longer have access to the music. Obviously there are ways around this however. I think the benefit with these places is that you can grab an unlimited(?) amount of songs. It also seems like the DRM is a bit more restrictive.

Itunes operates on the .99 per song and 9.99 for an album, though I have seen the album price lower as well as higher for the bigger collections. Their DRM allows you to have 5(?) computers authorized for the same account and you can deauthorize one to allow another so no fear in running out. Though I've noticed it doesn't clear them all away for me (Apple might be able to help me on this but I haven't run out yet so it's no a high priority).

The problem you will run into is that their songs are in a modified form of AAC. There is a way to strip the songs of their DRM and then convert to something more universal, like mp3. The problem with this, and the site says this as well, is that you need to install an earlier version of iTunes or it won't work (The stripping part). There may be other software solutions as well but I haven't looked. And if worse comes to worse you can burn the songs and then extract them from the CD. I haven't tried to convert a protected song but highly doubt it would work.

It looks like your player should be under the PlaysForSure label so these sites should work the easiest for you.

My personal preference is of course iTunes. While I do own an iPod I'm sure that it only plays a part in the decision. Their interface is clean and purchasing is easy. Not to mention that if you are into podcasts they made subscribing to each one simple.
Could it be better? Of course. Sometimes the samples barely get any vocals so you don't really get a feel for a song. I've come across albums that don't include all the songs (Not sure why since it is all from the same artist). They don't have every artist, though I don't think any of them do. You cannot redownload a song you purchased but lost without having to pay for it again.

I don't know. If your son is really into music a subscription service might be a better way to go. And from the looks of it there are other single download sites that cater to your player so unless you really want iTunes (And are fine with converting everything minus podcasts) I would go with one of the other services listed in that link.
405  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Twilight Zone Kroger on: May 06, 2006, 09:50:16 PM
Sarkus, You wouldn't happen to be working at Fred Meyer would you? Small world if you do.

My favorite has always been when the cashier is helping one of the customers.
"It wants you to push the Pay Now button"
silence
"The green button"
Looking around for the button that surely must not be on the screen but somewhere else.
"Nevermind I took care of it for you"

It never fails that ,when we are somewhat busy, I will hear that.
406  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006 on: April 29, 2006, 04:39:28 AM
Daehawk posted this a few days ago but I don't see it here. Truth be told I didn't see it over there until I searched for it. Original link for me was from VGCats.

Couple different links.

Paul Robertson's Journal
Selectparks
407  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 27, 2006, 09:56:37 PM
408  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: $$$=Cha*Ching!!! on: April 27, 2006, 12:39:23 AM
Quote from: "Ibis"
PS...Brilliant videos, Andrew Wonser! In what medium were they made? I love those kind of causality sequences. :idea:


I've never messed with Gary's mod so if I'm wrong someone please correct me. But I'm guessing the person creates the level using Gary, loads it through HL2, and records it with something like FRAPS.
409  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Garry's mod to be commercial on: April 23, 2006, 04:51:20 PM
Know one of them is Concerned. There are a few more that I've seen but this is the only one I've got bookmarked.

A couple Goldberg videos
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6148878850469533200&q=rube+goldberg+half+life&pl=true
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8926325136071596338&q=rube+goldberg+half+life&pl=true
410  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [HOTTIES] Mueller Invitational *NSFW* on: April 22, 2006, 01:29:19 PM
Your Champion

Eliza Dushku

Your Final Four
Alyssa Milano
Angelina Jolie
Eliza Dushku
Kate Beckinsale

It seemed a lot of the choices were given some of the worst pictures they could find. Not to mention the lag I was getting.
411  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 4/14 Gamespot down for anyone else? on: April 15, 2006, 12:52:54 AM
Working for me.
412  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wal-Mart controls what games you play on: April 13, 2006, 05:02:37 PM
Quote from: "weleavefossils"
is this the movie you are talking about?

http://www.walmartmovie.com/


I watched the one, that warning put up, from Frontline. Looking at one of the segments (The Rubbermaid one ironicaly) I now remember the VP of International Corp. Affairs Ray Bracy. When I watched the show, with a few other employees, we all agreed that this was one of the more evasive smarmiest pieces of shit we'd ever seen. You could just see the evil behind his every word.

If there was ever a company I would like to see fall, and fall hard, it's Wal-Mart. No one, besides their executives, benefits from their model of buisness.
413  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wal-Mart controls what games you play on: April 13, 2006, 12:50:06 PM
Think me and Gatorfavre watched the same video. It was just insane what Walmart can do. They would often bring in companies and negotiate hours for just a few pennies. I also remember a bit more about the Rubbermaid story. Essentially the cost of resin had gone up, which in every market means that the price must go up to adjust. Walmart wouldn't hear it. They wanted it to stay at the same price. Rubbermaid had to comply even though they were losing money on each sale. Which of course led to the bankruptcy.
414  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wal-Mart controls what games you play on: April 12, 2006, 03:53:05 AM
Whatever happened to that whole CDs should be 10 dollars thing Walmart was going for?
415  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Morgan Webb reviews X3(must see!)nsfw on: April 08, 2006, 01:02:19 PM
Honestly it would have been funnier if Adam had done it, though I realize why they picked Morgan.

But man why didn't Egosoft catch this one? Won't someone think of the children.

Though strangely enough, the review got me interested in the title.
416  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Tomb Raider Legend demo impressions on: April 03, 2006, 05:36:05 PM
417  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Redo of Request for feedback on photo.....(NSFW) on: March 21, 2006, 10:41:29 PM
I'm already back. Just read what Punisher posted concerning his point number seven and would sort of agree.

I wonder what would happen if she moved her right arm back a bit to cover up the chest fold over illusion, which would also have the added benefit of raising the chest a little bit as well.

Another idea concerning the arms, taking into account the previous addition of moving her right back, would be to have her left arm bent so that her hand was doing something with her hair. Not necessarily running fingers through it, perhaps pushing it up a bit giving the sort of messy look (Seems like that was what you said you were going for), or even tweaking a small portion of hair.
Keeping with the smile thing, which I'm liking more, and this different pose maybe have her give more of a lazy kind of smile with her eyes a bit more closed. Which again, keeping to a previous comment you made, make her look a bit more relaxed than usual.
418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Redo of Request for feedback on photo.....(NSFW) on: March 21, 2006, 10:23:18 PM
Another unprofessional opinion here.

I'm not sure what it is about the hair that bothers me, but I'm thinking it may not be the hair at all. Maybe it's that the hair is trying to draw attention to the face when it should be the other way around. I'd be curious to see what a slight smile, on one side, and keeping the mouth slightly open like she has here. Sort of a mischievious or perhaps wry kind of thing.

The arms. The more I look at it, the more I keep picturing a superman kind of pose. But honestly I'm not sure how I would change this. A prop maybe, something small though as you don't really want to cover the chest if you can help it. Especially the shadows, as it adds more depth to something than is really there.

The only other thing you might want to try is b&w. It would be interesting to see what added shadow does to the picture. Or maybe, if you are somewhat photoshop inclined, keep everything b&w except a red mouth and perhaps a color faded tattoo, just to keep a depth going (Or as an added treat for the viewer).

There are maybe some other things but they venture into the realm of false perfection/photoshop and I'm not going to go there.

Side Note-I'm so far very pleased with how everyone has been professional about this and suggest perhaps that anyone that isn't just get their post truanced by a mod to keep this thread civil and on topic.

Oh, and your wife is beautiful. You better damn well be telling her this on a daily basis.
419  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday - 03/21/06 on: March 21, 2006, 05:12:32 PM
Just Justice League for me since I managed to get Batman Beyond last week.
420  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Justice League - Heroes on: March 17, 2006, 09:44:17 AM
I'd be curious if it's the comic version or the animated one. If it's the latter curse them for not having Hawkgirl.
421  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / There will be no fireballs in this dojo! on: February 27, 2006, 12:16:24 AM
Never had trouble with the fireball but the Shoryuken was always easier facing right.
422  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / There will be no fireballs in this dojo! on: February 26, 2006, 05:58:30 PM
Can't remember if this has ever been posted.

Street Fighter Salsa
423  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 24, 2006, 03:58:24 AM
http://thatcrazyninja.livejournal.com/127926.html

If I just posted the picture it would be sort of funny, but the story adds to it.
424  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is Uwe Boll really that bad? on: February 21, 2006, 04:54:47 PM
And as a MST3K episode, it ranked decent but not good.
425  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is Uwe Boll really that bad? on: February 20, 2006, 06:16:55 PM
Raul Julia did Overdrawn at the Memory Bank. Which makes Street Fighter look like high theater.

There's no denying that we all like a few movies that the majority didn't, hell I liked Dungeons and Dragons, but most people don't build their resumes on failures as Uwe has done. You do a couple bad movies, learn from your mistakes, improve on the third. He seems to have forgotten the last two steps.
426  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is Uwe Boll really that bad? on: February 17, 2006, 02:10:09 PM
The problem is for the longest time we expected comic translations to be horrible as well. It took a talented director/writer to prove us wrong. When some ass keeps making bad movies to such an extent that the fans it aims to bring in throw up their hands and say why bother. A good director, and to a greater extent the studio, is more likely to pass over something that could have made a good film.
427  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 17, 2006, 10:33:18 AM
I wonder if she fights crime?

Following that address, who the hell would want any of that?
428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is Uwe Boll really that bad? on: February 17, 2006, 12:40:57 AM
Because it bears repeating.

http://www.somethingawful.com/articles.php?a=2649

The man is a hack simply put.
429  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 12, 2006, 04:57:31 PM
430  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hurray! G4 to get even worse!!!! on: February 11, 2006, 12:14:41 PM
Don't forget that Diane is doing a iptv show called InDigital along with Andrew Hawn and Hahn Choi.
431  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 09, 2006, 10:22:55 PM
432  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Selk'Bag on: February 07, 2006, 05:29:02 PM
http://www.musuchouse.com/

I'm not sure what the translation would be, guessing maybe Suit Bag. Anyway it's an interesting idea, especially if the feet could have some sort of traction and you had some way to convert the hands to gloves and back again. Though either way I could see myself buying one of these to put in my van as a 'just in case' if I ever got stuck and the weather was cold.
433  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Treadmills - Which one would you choose on: February 07, 2006, 12:31:40 AM
I'm looking to buy a treadmill and am currently deciding between couple different ones.

Life Fitness T3-5
Landice L7 LTD Pro Sports

They both are getting excellent reviews. I like the console and accessory rack on the Landice better but the Life Fitness $400 cheaper though it looks like shipping is covered for the Landice but not the Fitness so it may be only 200 cheaper.
Unfortunately neither have any local dealers I can go to to try either out.
434  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Starship Troopers - Anyone play it? on: February 05, 2006, 05:46:45 PM
Weren't there two Starship Trooper games? With the second focusing more on the book rather than the movie.
435  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday - 01/31/06 on: January 31, 2006, 06:08:18 PM
Avatar and Corpse Bride
436  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WoW is anti gay? on: January 28, 2006, 11:51:51 PM
Pardon the ignorance as I don't know WoW, but what other channels are there, in game? I imagine, as with all MMO, that there are people that just play and don't touch anything outside of the game (Forums, fansites, etc.). As such their only exposure are the channels you use while playing.

It also read, to me, that she wasn't excluding anyone per se. They were just looking for members who were accepting of the same sex orientation but not necessarily part of it. The only people it excludes are those that aren't. And really every guild/forum/whatever has at least one rule that excludes someone.

It also seemed that Blizzard was taking a rather proactive approach to harassment. "We don't want people to insult you so just pretend you are like everyone else and it will be aces." Now unfortunately there is a double edged sword with not following that policy and this is possibly what their thinking may be. What is someone started a neo-nazi or kkk group. By the same token that allowed the GLBT to recruit through general so could they.

If it was me making the policies, there would be a lot of double standards and I think that is the percarious edge that Blizzard is trying not to fall down but in doing so they already have.
437  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 27, 2006, 11:35:04 PM
Is it just me or does it look like you could break apart his face?
438  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Finally saw Serenity [Spoilers obviously] on: January 22, 2006, 06:37:20 PM
I know that Dark Horse published some comics but is there any word about some novels?
439  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 21, 2006, 07:01:46 PM
440  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion - GOLD - Ships 3/20!! on: January 21, 2006, 06:38:48 PM
I still cannot understand why they are so hush-hush about the specs. Wouldn't you have a pretty good idea about what hardware you would need by this point?
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