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161  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 06, 2013, 03:32:11 PM
Science talks to your head. Jesus talks to your heart. Without faith its impossible to believe in God and His Son.
So if you try to reason this all out intellectualy, (religion without Christ)you will always come up with the same answer: When I see Him, then I'll beleive. Faith is believing then you'll see.

Its why I believe Jesus doesn't give too flips about which party you belong to or back.
I would love to sit down and talk face to face with anyone here about it. Not trying to aposlitize anyone, but it would be information that the media and Hollywood never tell you about true Christianity. The type Jesus died for..
You can tell by some of the responses here that most people had no idea Religiousity isn't necessarily Christianity.
162  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 05, 2013, 06:35:45 PM
People have some misunderstandings or presuppositions about Christianity.

1. Being a Christian is not the same as being Religious. I would love to be able to expand more on this but its almost impossible through this medium.
The religious leaders of Jesus's day were the ones that hated him so much they cried out for his crucifixion. The common people, tax collectors, harlots, people the religious leaders of that day wouldn't give the time of day to loved Jesus.

Jesus came to do away with the barrier religious hypocrisy had put up between common folk and the Pharisee's(religious leaders)
Try to think in terms of today with what I've just written. If Jesus came back today, who would be his biggest detractors?

A lot of main line religious leaders today say Christians should be totally involved in the Politics of the day. Jesus never said anything of the kind. You cannot mix the two...water and oil.

Jesus came and tought us the God is first a Father. He wanted a relationship with us, not for us to work as servants. In the new testament it say's we've been adpoted back into God's family where by we cry not the pop group, but Aramaic for, DADDY. Which denotes fondness, love, caring, covering.

Politics is man's invention. Its a form of controlling the masses. The same as the Religious leaders through the ages have tried. Even those cult leaders of modern times...there were mentally ill people who used "religion" to control people.

Jesus never, ever did that. He spent most of His time on hillsides, talking to the common folk. Not in the Roman citadel's debating politics.

God is love. Jesus was the flesh and blood embodiement of that Love. Totally human, totally divine.

Hollywood love making Christians look like "religious" fanatics. Of course there are those. But let me tell you, there are millions and millions of true Christians who look nothing like the Hollywood movies. Funny how they don't get much air time, isn't it?

So you can have your pre-conceived ideas about what Christianity is, and thats fine. But don't ever think that being a follower of Jesus has anything to do with religion.

Christ Jesus = Loving relationship

Religion= selfish control..............sounds like politicians to me.

But like the Word of God says: Choose you this day whom you will serve...God or Mammon..Mammon meaning money and also the Worlds way of doing things.

I know that everyone at certain times in their lives lay in bed at night, when everything is dark and still and wonder what its all about.
God created that "hole" in your heart that you've been trying to fill with what the World offers. Only problem is, the hole is the shape of Jesus and He's the only one who can fit it.

I could care less about Politics. This is God the Father's World not the Republican's or Democrats.
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If you could have any car $100,000 USD or less, what would it be? on: December 24, 2012, 05:55:23 PM
The Judge was the fastest version of the GTO. I remember the first time seeing one. Bright, bright orange, with bold lettering "Judge". That name came from the Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in..."here come da judge, here come da judge".

There are tons more sophisticated, faster, flashier cars to be had for under 100k. I would still love to have a fully restored GTO in my drive. Hurst shifter, headers, holley carb, thrush muffler..................and awaaaaay we go...................................
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If you could have any car $100,000 USD or less, what would it be? on: December 24, 2012, 03:58:15 PM

Da Goat........

Ever since my first ride in one, hitch-hiking in Toronto 1969. I've loved them. The guy put on a show for us, I felt stuck against the back of the seat through all 4 gears.

One day.
165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: December 16, 2012, 04:12:16 AM
Maybe the reasoning behind emphasizing Bilbo's inadequacies is, that when he really starts to shine, it makes his new found honor among the warriors that much more poignant . The triumph of the anti-hero.
166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: December 15, 2012, 09:08:10 PM
I've been on the Tolkein band-wagon for over 35 years now. I've read the Silmarillion a few times, and of course of the "ring" books. I even found a not so popular book about Tom Bombadil. It was more a less a song and poetry book of all the songs good old Tom use to sing, while he dance along the trails in the Woods.

Just got back from seeing, The Hobbit. Couldn't have picked a better actor for the part of the young Bilbo. I thought Oakenshield was well portrayed as well. And the way Galadrial looked was mesmerizing. I don't think Kate Blanchet has ever looked better on screen.

Personally, I thought the beginning at bag-end lasted a bit too long. Other than that, the build up to Smaug was very well done. The next movie should be great.

3d effects were for me good. I even had a little jump at one part. Haven't done that in a 3d movie for ages.

If you like Tolkein lore, Peter Jackson's movie making, and beautiful scenery, go see the movie. Listen to all the nay sayers if you need to. But in the end who knows where Tokein fits on the "like-dislike" meter for them.

Also two people playing riddle games never was more fun to watch. icon_lol
167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the McRib is back! on: December 13, 2012, 08:59:59 PM
If I had a weight problem I would pin pictures up of the McRib everywhere I went. No better way to put me off food for a few hours.
Disgusting, revolting, and I'm sure that its immoral in some degree or another.  retard
168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: See you all in 6-7 months (1 year) on: December 11, 2012, 05:39:50 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on December 11, 2012, 04:26:48 AM

And so my journey ends, was just served my separation orders today. Retirement is dated for February 14, 2013. I have over 60 days leave so Dec 27 is my last day I will ever be in formation.
I've been expecting retirement for a while, but now that its actually happening I feel horrible in the pit of my stomach. 
I have bitched and moaned about the service for almost twenty years, but in truth I will miss it more than anything.

Well done, enter into thy rest.  It was bitter-sweet for me also. My youngest son joined up 3 years ago and whenever I go to a parade or see him graduate a course, I still get a lump in my throat and have nostalgic feelings of my time in all day long. He even joined the same trade, Artilery, so hearing him talk about the guns gets me emotional at times.
There are no closer bonds you make than with your troop buddies. We had a gun crew with about 6 of us. We worked the same gun together for years. I can still tell you what each of the guys likes and dis-likes were. Closer than brothers really.

So I stand smartly to attention, snap you my best Canadian salute, and say thank you. Be proud, carry your head high, the future is bright for you. drillsergeant
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See where every WWII bomb hit London on: December 09, 2012, 08:33:39 PM
I was born in London in 1954. Moved to Bracknell shortly after and lived there till I was 10, then Canada. I remember as a kid finding old bomb shelters and turrets in the nearby woods and fields. My Dad was in Africa during the war. My mom who was single at the time told us that they got so use to the bombing that sometimes the siren's would go off and she would tell her day she'd be ok and stay home. One time a bomb hit so close to her house that while she was sleeping the concussion wave of a bomb blew out her bedroom window, where she happened to be sleeping and never woke up through the whole time. She woke later to find her bedroom and herself were covered in glass shards.

But Bracknell at the time looks to have just missed the bombs. Its about 20-30 miles West of the closest red dot.

170  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: November 27, 2012, 05:07:46 PM
If you didn't like the game enough to keep a subscription, you certainly aren't going to like the free to play model.
Although I played the game a ton at first, yes I can proudly display "founder" above my nogging, I quit when GW2 came out.

But guys come on, you get to play the game through all the class story lines. And the vo's and story lines were always the main strength of the game.
It might not be as good as GW2 and its FTP model, but it is most certainly worth the price of the game for first time players. In my opinion you get tons more content than a single player game for the same price.

Free is free. You can't compare it to the subscription model. Apples and pears.
171  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Connecting PVR to home theatre and TV on: November 25, 2012, 02:56:29 PM
Yes, Ideally I would have two hdmi slots on my home theatre-blu-ray player. But there is only one. So I know I do Hdmi out from Home-T into Hdmi on the TV.
So, the PvR has one Hdmi slot-out. So could I run another Hdmi cable from PvR to the TV, into say, Hdmi 2. And some how use the sound cables from the PvR to the Home theatre receiver?
Boy did this brain fart stink....I saw people running down the street yelling, GAS! GAS! GAS!...
172  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Connecting PVR to home theatre and TV on: November 24, 2012, 07:27:59 PM
I'm having a brain fart guys. It all worked perfectly before moving. The rogers PvR has a hdmi out, and my Samsung home theatre has one hdmi out. I can get the 5.1 to work for DVD, I just ran the hdmi out of the Samsung to hdmi-1 on the tv. But I can't figure out how to get the surround sound to work for tv watching.

I ran the red and white audio cables from pvr to tv. All I get watching tv is the tv speakers. It would be easy if the Samsung had two hdmi. I could run hdmi from pvr to the hdmi in, on the Samsung.

But I had it all running fine before the move using the same components and the same wires and cords.
What am I doing wrong?

As is...the pvr is hooked up to the tv via Ypbr and the DVD via hdmi.
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Thanksgiving on: November 23, 2012, 04:02:09 PM
From your Brother's to the North, Happy Thanksgiving.

We have vast amounts of things to be grateful for, North and South of the border.
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: November 22, 2012, 09:05:39 PM

Quote from: Purge on August 03, 2011, 04:02:45 AM

A little google came up with The Lookout.

Also, that bank is in Hartney, Manitoba. It's about 2 hours from my brothers cabin near Russell, MB, and about 4 hours from me (in Winnipeg, Manitoba).

I was posted at CFB Shilo and Portage La Prarie.(Portage and Main, 50 below)
The "Peg" she can be cold, no?
175  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: CIA Director Petraeus resigns on: November 13, 2012, 05:28:03 PM
When I was in the Canadian Military things of this nature were taught and debated fairly often. Mainly because we were in West Germany during the height of the Cold War. But sexual indiscretions were always treated with kid gloves because of the nature of the beast. Of course the higher the rank the more of a problem. Things like being gay in the closet and having a relationship with a German national could become a very sensitive matter for blackmail.
In this case I can absolutely see why there is a concern. What love struck, infatuated men tell their paramour In the heat of the moment could turn into a very messy situation.

And as for my opinion, I believe in a high standard of morality for people with as much power as this General had. Yes, he should be held to a higher level of conduct due his powerful position. I know moral absolutes are going the way of the Dodo, but it still doesn't make it right. Just ask the local folk in Rome during Caligula's reign.
176  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Angry Birds: Star Wars is a real thing on: November 10, 2012, 07:44:56 PM
Hahaha, ......thanks CK
177  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Angry Birds: Star Wars is a real thing on: November 10, 2012, 06:30:05 PM

Quote from: The Grue on November 10, 2012, 05:27:39 PM

Quote from: Arclight on November 10, 2012, 02:04:08 AM

Finally, someone has done the Star Wars ip justice...  stirthepot

I know what you're trying to do here, but you still look silly given that the X-Wing and TIE Fighter PC games exist and are some of the best PC games ever.

Sorry, must be because my daughter's getting married today. I have no Idea what you're talking about.
178  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Angry Birds: Star Wars is a real thing on: November 10, 2012, 02:04:08 AM
Finally, someone has done the Star Wars ip justice...  stirthepot
179  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: November 09, 2012, 06:15:24 PM
Yeah, amazing how it goes with some games. It starts out like a wonderful glass of high quality bubbly, only to become a mug of sour vinegar in record time.

Like the old punch drunk boxer once said: "I coulda been a contender".............To bad SWToR didn't make it through the first round.  We put the fun in funeral
180  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: November 09, 2012, 04:07:24 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 08, 2012, 04:59:42 PM

9 minute video with some gameplay.

No doubt about it, its a gorgeous looking game. But that's a given with an Elder Scrolls game. Although the video was fun to watch I was waiting to see something new and
innovative. But the same-old-same-old still prevails.
It seems to me this game will be like a drop you get within a game..Not an upgrade just the same stats with a bit of a different look. For me there is nothing here so far that has me excited about its release. I know there are many months till its release, I just don't see anything amazing here at all.

The genre is saturated with mediocre, playable MMO's. But a great MMO, seems to be a thing of the past.
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do You Go To High School/College Reunions? on: November 07, 2012, 01:29:51 PM
This is always something I wonder about. I've never had to make a choice of going or not. I dropped out of school in Gr. 10. I was the kid who always got, "He, has so much potential" remarks on report cards.  slywink
I thought I was too cool to stay in school. Ain't that a lie from the Pit?

Always regreted leaving school. But the Army made sure I learned about life from another perspective.

I think I would like to have your problem of going or not.
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Impressions, tweaks and more! on: November 03, 2012, 02:54:58 PM
same old, same old.
183  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 (official review on pp 21) on: October 29, 2012, 04:50:27 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 29, 2012, 03:50:13 PM

For me it is the next great thing.  It's set the bar to a new level.  I will never again pay a monthly fee for an MMO (but it seems like everything is moving to free to play anyhow).  I will never again accept an MMO that doesn't encourage collaboration and cooperation amongst strangers as strongly as GW2 does.  I'm done with steep levelling curves, I'm done with holy trinity grouping requirements, I'm done with needing 40 people to block off 3 hours in order to see a cool giant boss battle.

There's still room for improvement, of course, but GW2 is the new baseline for what I can demand to see in an MMO.

I'm an Arclight, and I approve of this message.
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Win 8 available tomorrow on: October 26, 2012, 12:35:05 AM
#7 still doing what I need it to. I change Windows when the need to play the latest games insist on it.
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Time to say good-bye to my best friend. on: October 20, 2012, 03:23:16 AM

Quote from: Misguided on October 19, 2012, 09:30:12 PM

How about a picture of Teddy?

And one of the big fella..Teddy is about 10 weeks in these pics. He will lose most of the black on his body, with the standard "black saddle" Airedales have. Strider was nearing the time for a hair-cut. But I always liked him when his fur blew out all shaggy. Those are the eyes I looked into when he said good-bye.  icon_cry

186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Time to say good-bye to my best friend. on: October 18, 2012, 11:08:53 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 17, 2012, 12:56:06 AM

Arc, I just want to say there is no way that Strider didn't know how much he meant to you.

Teddy is one lucky pup.

Thanks, means a lot to me.
187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lance Armstrong to be charged with doping by USADA on: October 17, 2012, 11:12:19 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 17, 2012, 08:47:18 PM

If he was the most tested athlete ever, how the hell could he have duped the system for that long?  The entire testing process would have had to be corrupt from the mailroom to the top!

Everyone has a price. If you have the cash.
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Time to say good-bye to my best friend. on: October 15, 2012, 03:50:26 PM
Update: We slowly dealt with Striders passing and now I can remember him without crying.

We are dog lovers and need them in our lives, they add so much to this adventure called, life.
We phoned the breeder of strider and she had a pup almost ready to go to a home.
Long story short we went and picked up, Teddy, a few days ago. He will never replace Strider, but I'm sure he will construct his very own room in our hearts.

He is such a great puppy and he is bringing another level of healing to us.

Again you all are amazing with the kind words you gave.

So a new adventure has started, just in time for our big move to cabin life.

Life is good.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/15) on: October 15, 2012, 03:33:58 PM
Nada enchilada.

190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 13, 2012, 07:28:14 PM
Just to add also, I formatted my HD and did a complete, fresh instal of Windows 7 64bit.

191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 13, 2012, 03:37:58 PM

Quote from: Azhag on October 12, 2012, 10:55:23 PM

I know some people supposedly had glitches with the new content/patch, but I've been fine. 5 hours or so post patch, no crashes.

I've been looking in on a few BL-2 forums, including the official one. There seems to be a common denominator for those who are crashing all the time. Nvidia cards. I have a GTX-580 latest drivers, and I used older ones. I crash every session. There was mention of a utility to make sure your processesors weren't "parked" when they should be used. I made sure all my cores where 'firing" when they should, no joy there.

But enough of the player base is complaining of this same problem I'm sure they're looking into it.
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 12, 2012, 10:21:09 PM
Borderlands has become un-playable for me. It was running very stable and smooth. Now I'm crashing(hard lock, have to re-set the PC) every single time I play. Sometimes if I keep at it, I can get a half hour of play after 4 or 5 crashes. Nothing has changed on my end, just wondering if anyone else has noticed something similar?
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 10, 2012, 04:35:20 PM
Must just be for 360's. I'm there now with a 16 zerker, nothing in the fireplace, except a cardboard cut out of Mr. Handsome.(PC)
194  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: These forums don't remember me!!! on: October 06, 2012, 06:53:49 PM
Not sure about "clearing cookies" but in the army after a night of too much German beer I use to "woof my cookies".
195  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: A solid laptop for gaming, primarily. on: October 03, 2012, 03:23:10 PM
Didn't want to put it off too much longer, trying to coincide delivery with our moving date..Melted the CC on this:(Also a fair number of accessories)

   3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0) edit
   Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit edit
   Microsoft® Office trial edit
  12GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (4DIMMS) edit
   2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon™ HD 7970M edit
  1TB 5,400 RPM SATA 3Gb/s edit
  17.3-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 60Hz WLED edit
  Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 a/g/n 3x3 MIMO for Gaming & Video and Bluetooth 4.0 edit
  Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)

All the fancy trimmings that go with Alienware stuff.  I should be good to go for a while with this. Also has a good Creative sound system that my mini-bose speakers will sound great on.

I can't, or wont see this as a permanant change. I love desktops too much.
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Coping with the decline of a loved one... on: October 03, 2012, 12:38:06 PM
Thanks for sharing that. Sounds like this was an encounter that was planned rather than just a random meeting.
I don't know where you are on spiritual matters, but I believe "Stew" was a divine encounter that was meant to give you hope
in a hopeless situation. You were blessed in deed to have been "given" this man as a mentor-confidant.

What a great testimony to the good that's in this World. While others would try to tell us otherwise.

The "stews" of this world are indeed Angels sent to help us along the way. Sounds drippy, but I believe it.
197  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: A solid laptop for gaming, primarily. on: October 02, 2012, 04:38:19 PM
A gaming cabin.hmmm. I better make sure there is a bed in it...cause that's where I'll be sleeping if I pulled that off. smile

I thought about "hiding" the PC in plain site. But I'm not sure I want to take that on as a project and have to keep running it by the wife to make sure it all fits in.

Alienware have a really good looking gaming laptop for around $1900 canadian dollars. That one comes with an ATI-7970m vid card..12 gigs of fast ram..i7 quad processor...17.3 inch screen @1900 x 1280.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Torchlight 2 (Review on pp5) on: October 02, 2012, 01:45:12 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 02, 2012, 06:51:28 AM

damn, I'm already starting to feel burned out, and I'm still in act 2.  it's not that the game is bad, far from it, but to me it seems like too much of a good thing; if this were a dinner then they've made the courses so big that I'm full halfway through.

199  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: A solid laptop for gaming, primarily. on: October 02, 2012, 12:38:13 AM
Yeah, I agree about the graphic card problem with laptops. I looked at some today that had the more powerful nvidia cards in them. The GTX 680m was one. And a beefy looking ATI CARD.  So I think they're getting better in that department. Still a bit uncomfortable with the future choice ill have to make.
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Uh oh, I might be getting a puppy (update: he's home!) on: October 01, 2012, 09:55:48 PM
Great thread. I posted a couple of months ago about the very sad passing of my 12 year old Airedale Terrier. I wasn't sure how long it would take till I was ready for another "best friend". Strider left a huge set of boots to fill.
Long story short..The wife phoned the breeder of our old buddy and she had a litter on the ground. a couple of weeks ago we picked up our 8 week old Airedale pup. Teddy is a very cool pup, and although he'll never take the place of Strider, he will give us his unique loving for many years to come. I'm amazed at how Teddy is easing the missing of my old buddy. I thought all I'd do is remember him every time I looked at Teddy. Same breed so it would be hard "not" to see him in the pup.

Anyway, I have no regrets in getting the "Tedster"...My walks are starting to be fun again.  icon_lol
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