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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO on: September 20, 2011, 09:41:06 PM

Quote from: Montag on September 20, 2011, 09:27:33 PM

Is there a way to get a cheap Iphone refurbished without using as a phone?  I want to use it for apps and wifi only.

I believe that's called an iPod Touch.   icon_razz

You can get refurb stuff direct from Apple's online store.
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 05, 2011, 02:14:13 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 04, 2011, 11:11:01 PM

Quote from: Biyobi on September 04, 2011, 10:44:49 PM

Toe, while that's a brilliant painting I think the funny posted by the Moose was emphasizing how European artists were striving for realism in light, color, and proportion while the Japanese focused on comic books. Tongue

Also, there's this tidbit of historical fact:

Spoiler for Hiden:
It's a fucking joke.

No, it's just a regular one.
123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 04, 2011, 10:44:49 PM
Toe, while that's a brilliant painting I think the funny posted by the Moose was emphasizing how European artists were striving for realism in light, color, and proportion while the Japanese focused on comic books. Tongue
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Lifestyle] Breaking my addiction to white powder. on: September 04, 2011, 08:49:15 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 04, 2011, 03:57:42 PM

Quote from: Eightball on September 04, 2011, 03:21:19 PM


Portion sizes in 1960 compared to 2000
Beer can: Then 12 fl.oz.; now 12-24 fl.oz.


Wait, this is supposed to be a bad thing?   icon_confused

Sorry, but I'm going to have to call hooey on that one.

It's not a bad thing due to calories, it's bad in that it takes longer to drink a 24oz can/bottle and the beer will naturally get warmer.  Sticking with 12oz, you can keep the second one in the cooler longer. icon_wink
125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO on: August 29, 2011, 07:04:50 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on August 29, 2011, 06:47:19 PM

This passage in a CNN piece made me LOL...
In person, Cook is gruff and assertive, but in a way that makes people feel secure -- this is no doubt part of the reason why Apple has slowly been introducing Cook to the public via Apple keynotes over the last few years. In the public's eye, Cook has become the Riker to Jobs' Picard -- and people generally like Riker.
I could metaphorically compare Jobs to a lot of fictional characters but... Captain Picard?  icon_lol

Well, he is definitely thinner and lighter than Kirk (in keeping with the Apple focus).
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO on: August 26, 2011, 11:55:52 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on August 26, 2011, 10:58:15 PM

A pic of a frail Steve Jobs. Ugh.

I'm not a huge Apple fan, but I respect everything Jobs did for Apple and computing in general. I really hope that he can come back from this, because he doesn't deserve to go out like this.

Deserve's got nothing to do with it.

I never figured him for the "little black dress" type.  Is that a Jobs-ian hospital gown or something? icon_confused
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Portal short video on: August 25, 2011, 05:09:58 AM

Quote from: Toe on August 24, 2011, 09:25:29 PM

How did she figure out where the portal gun was?

The correct first question is "Why can't I find nude photos of her?"

Kids these days, I swear. Tongue
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]Superman: Christopher Nolan Producing, Director is.... on: August 25, 2011, 04:50:58 AM

Quote from: Wargus on August 25, 2011, 04:09:26 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 24, 2011, 11:35:07 PM

Gah - that suit looks horrible.

After seeing the regulation Supes costume for so long this guy looks like he didn't get a chance to finish dressing.

Or maybe he had extra time to get dressed and realized the underwear went on the inside of the uniform.
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 23, 2011, 10:02:16 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on August 23, 2011, 09:27:12 PM

That's kinda like how I feel about my first cup of the day too.
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Official Pre-Season Thread on: August 21, 2011, 08:26:31 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on August 21, 2011, 01:27:10 PM

Not to burst anyones preseason bubble but the way a team plays and their record in preseason is completely meaningless.  Hang your hopes based on the preseason at your own peril.
 A few years ago the Detroit Lions went 4-0 in the preseason and looked really good doing it.  There were pundits predicting that the Lions would be a playoff contender and were finally on their way.  The Lions proceeded to then set a record that can not be beat but only duplicated as they went 0-16 in the regular season. 
 So remember this one simple truth, a win in the preseason doesnt count for squat.

Now I wish the season had gone to 18 games just to see if the Lions could break their own record. icon_razz
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 21, 2011, 06:59:28 PM

Quote from: Default on August 21, 2011, 02:02:56 AM

OMG!  He fucked the Flying Spaghetti Monster to death!
132  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Upgrading laptop to SSD? on: August 10, 2011, 12:08:35 AM
My inner nerd keeps reading the thread title as "Upgrading a laptop to Super Star Destroyer" and my outer nerd keeps thinking "hell yes".
133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ultimate Spiderman on: August 04, 2011, 04:15:47 AM

Quote from: sgoldj on August 04, 2011, 02:27:26 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 03, 2011, 02:45:06 PM

Peter Parker is known as Spider-Man, if you're not going to have him play the role why not make a totally new hero?

Since they killed Peter Parker (and I haven't read it), why can't a new person take up the hero code name?

Peter's heirs still hold the trademark.
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kevin Smith..... the talk show? on: August 02, 2011, 07:27:20 PM

Quote from: gellar on August 02, 2011, 05:28:52 PM

He does like 4 podcasts a week, so he definitely has the legs for a talk show.

I'm pretty sue he gets baked for every show.  That's gonna make for good TV. icon_lol
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need recommendation for wall mount for 70inch LED TV on: July 27, 2011, 09:02:34 PM

Quote from: rickfc on July 27, 2011, 07:22:09 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on July 27, 2011, 07:12:32 PM

Quote from: Roman on July 27, 2011, 05:50:25 PM

check this out this should allow for HDMI connections 'regardless' of distance between bracket and walls (within reason of course)

That's pretty slick.  I think what I'm going to do is cut out a hole in the wall and mount one of these, one of these, one of these, and finally one of these all mounted in one of these.

Or, maybe I'll make it easier on myself and go with something like this instead.

Just be careful with making holes in your walls. From what I understand that sometimes voids homeowner's warranties and fire safety code...

I know here in California it's against code to run power cords through the wall without it going through conduit.  Low volt A/V stuff is just fine though.
136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 27, 2011, 08:59:16 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 27, 2011, 08:19:16 PM

poor spider thinks he's having a showdown/face off with another spider who is exactly as awesome as he is.

"I'm trying to school this guy and he has all my moves down pat.  I can't take him!"
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman 3, aka Dark Knight Rising on: July 18, 2011, 07:05:43 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 18, 2011, 05:59:26 PM

I know i am hard of hearing but i can't understand a fucking word Gordon is saying mad

I know.  Limeys, right?  icon_wink
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 11, 2011, 05:18:32 AM

139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NEWS]Child remains found in Orlando near Anthony home on: July 06, 2011, 12:56:46 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 05, 2011, 11:35:05 PM

She's still being held on the charges of which she was found guilty.  It's not like she just walked out of the courtroom onto the street today. 

She'll walk on Thursday after the sentencing.  Even if the judge decides that her four counts be served consecutively (4 years total), having served 2.5 years already she'll be out with time served and probation.
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lulz and "50,000 user's gaming forum accounts" on: June 27, 2011, 08:25:27 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 27, 2011, 07:56:48 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 26, 2011, 10:40:06 PM

Quote from: Jaymeson on June 26, 2011, 08:57:11 PM

Looks like as Lulz's last hurrah they apparently released 50,000 usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords of "various video game forum users", among other data including AT&T internal LTE docs and 500K user/pass's for Battlefield Heroes players.

Can't seem to find a ready-made list of the Gaming forums that were hit....

just do a search for your name in this list:

Care to put an NSFW tag on this link? When I went to download the list to look for my name, it produced a "" popup.

No fair!!  I didn't get one. icon_mad
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What to do in the Phoenix area? on: June 22, 2011, 11:37:14 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on June 21, 2011, 11:51:34 PM

You'll be just north of South Mountain.

We can't know for sure due to the information given, but can we assume he'll also be south of North Mountain?
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bryan Singer to return to direct X-Men:First Class on: June 08, 2011, 06:51:20 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on June 08, 2011, 12:28:03 AM

Quote from: kratz on June 07, 2011, 10:00:58 PM

Saw this last night... good stuff.

Beast looked like some sort of reject from the 96 Island of Dr. Moreau, and the hairdo on Mystique made her head look friggin' ginormous, Betty Draper has the acting talent of a can of corn, and I'm not sold on anything about Jennifer Lawrence but her rack... but it was a good movie.

Lawrence already has an Academy Award nomination.  I'm not sure what you're missing.

Halle Berry has an actual Academy Award and I'm not sold on anything about her but her looks.
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WWDC 2011 - Lion, iOs 5, iCloud on: June 07, 2011, 12:12:19 AM

Quote from: GuidoTKP on June 06, 2011, 11:52:21 PM

Quote from: rittchard on June 06, 2011, 11:16:54 PM

Quote from: GuidoTKP on June 06, 2011, 10:39:08 PM

I'm not sure what your point is about people who haven't loaded their music onto their computers yet. They still have to subject themselves to that chore in order to take advantage of Apple's match service. I mean, if your're just talking about the advantages of Cloud storage, in general, no question its useful and desirable. But there are other competent solutions out there.

This is how I'm imagining it will work.  If I put an old CD in, iTunes comes up and asks me if I want to rip the files in - I hit yes and a few minutes later they are in digital format.  After that's done, it asks me if I want to iMatch them, and I say yes - assuming it was something in their database, essentially I'm done.  If not, I have to upload the files.  Either way it's then a part of my iTunes/iCloud and I can choose to (or not) bring them into any of my other Apple devices. 

I have no doubt there are other useful/competent solutions available, but if you are like me and have a random mixture of iTunes purchases, CDs already ripped, and CDs not ripped, this sounds like the easiest way to get digital access to all of it in one place.  It's the combination of the match service + the cloud service that appeals to me because of how I've largely not managed my digital "collection".  They claim they have 18 million songs or whatever, so chances are they'll have the majority of my CDs already in their database and I won't have to bother with the whole upload process.  Am I being lazy?  Sure, but to me that's the whole thing with the Apple products/ecosystem, finding the path of least resistance. 

But that's exactly what will happen with my music right now using Google Music. The Google uploader runs in the background and is pointed to my Music folder, the same place that iTunes is going to rip my music to. So I do what you imagine doing: 1) I grab a CD that hasn't been uploaded yet. 2) I rip it into iTunes and now have it available in the same manner I've always had iTunes music made available to my iDevices. 3) Google Music uploads the tracks into the cloud automagically, without consulting me in any fashion and without me needing to do a single thing. 4) Viola ... shortly after I rip the tracks (I'm guessing 10 minutes tops) my new CD is available in the cloud, ready to be streamed to any computer or my phone. Also, with a touch of a button, I can tell my phone to download any tracks I choose to my SD card, so that they are available for offline storage on my phone. Apple's solution is elegant and awesome. It will also cost me $25/year. Google's solution does the exact same thing (currently for free), and it is just as elegant and awesome. Of course, the ultimate question will be what Google ultimately charges for all of that storage. I don't think you can have a real comparison until we know that, but if the G solution stays free, I will never be tempted to pay for Apple's match service.

Interesting, but what does a viola have to do with it? icon_wink
144  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What causes random stutters during games? on: May 02, 2011, 10:42:46 PM
Copy protection (even on Steam games) can cause stuttering while it does it's checks.  Antivirus updates can do the same.
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Self-congratulatory thread] I passed the bar exam!!! on: April 29, 2011, 12:32:59 AM

Quote from: Scuzz on April 26, 2011, 04:30:28 PM

Congratulations..........growing up I always wanted to be a lawyer........

That quote paired with your avatar just made my day. icon_lol icon_lol
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Boss Satisfaction vs. Salary Satisfaction on: March 17, 2011, 06:40:16 AM
I went with "boss you hate and double the salary".  Accidents happen, you know. Sometimes they need a little help along the way, but they do happen.  ninja

Or, you can drop some LSD into his morning coffee and have you and his other unhappy subordinates act out a re-telling of "A Christmas Carol".  If he doesn't transition into the Ebenezer Scrooge turnaround, you can resort to the accident advice previously noted.
147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad: now with iPad 2 Info on: March 12, 2011, 08:57:30 AM
Went with one of my older clients to buy him one at the Apple store.  We went right before close this evening.  They were completely out of wifi-only and the lower-storage 3G models.  We got him the 64gb Verizon model and he sent it home with me so I could play with it tonight and "figure it out".

The build quality, speed, and "comfortable-ness" are outstanding.  The included cameras are an abomination.  I'm guessing higher res cameras will be a big selling point of the next model.
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Huge 8.9 quake hits Japan on: March 11, 2011, 06:59:43 PM

Quote from: Moliere on March 11, 2011, 06:56:13 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 11, 2011, 05:54:20 PM

waves have been hitting the West Coast; no major damage reported.

It would be nice if newscasters didn't sound so excited during disasters. They love the extra attention.

Christian fundamentalists attributing the earthquake on Japan's secular society, homosexuals, and abortionists in 3...2...

I expect a certain Baptist church out of Westboro to be booking plane tickets as soon as they have an airport to land at.
149  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Just reformatted the wrong drive... recovery options? on: March 10, 2011, 01:40:46 AM
Piriform, the people that put out the very valuable free tools CCleaner and Defraggler, also put out a program called Recuva.  Haven't tried it yet, but the other tools work so well that I'll bet this one works great too.
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thor has begun casting on: February 28, 2011, 06:37:03 PM
The Godfather IV: Odin Strikes Back
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thor has begun casting on: February 27, 2011, 06:41:14 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 27, 2011, 12:47:55 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 27, 2011, 03:26:20 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 27, 2011, 12:51:36 AM

kinda glad Natalie Portman gave up that silly idea about giving up acting to concentrate on her degree Roll Eyes,as you can't miss her lately,she was in that Comedy fairy Tale thing last year(how did that do by the way?),Black Swan and now Thor,and probably a shit load others

Umm, she graduated from Harvard in 2003.

her Parents want her to give up acting and go to Grad School -Jan 2011

From reading the article, it didn't sound like it was her idea to give up acting to concentrate on her degree.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 27, 2011, 09:13:56 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 27, 2011, 08:57:27 AM

Clearly a big Bejeweled fan.
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thor has begun casting on: January 15, 2011, 05:54:46 AM
Is Thor supposed to look like a younger James Hetfield?  One look at that picture and "Enter Sandman" immediately started playing in my brain. disgust
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL 2010 Season is off and running! (Except for Devil, where it is already over) on: December 27, 2010, 10:03:18 AM
My ex and I renewed our hockey rivalry and we attended the Kings/Ducks game Sunday night.  4-1.  In your face, you ol' ball 'n chain!!  icon_twisted
155  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Windows 8 on: December 25, 2010, 09:07:34 AM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on December 23, 2010, 03:07:28 PM

Any of you guys play darts? (stay with me here) Particularly cricket?

Well, in cricket the one thing you never, ever want to do is "follow" your opponent...they close 20's, you don't go 20's, but go to 19's and then come back to 20's.

"Following" in darts is a losing strategy; reacting instead of acting.

Sounds a lot like Microsoft these days.

Screw that, I'm closing 20's.  If I don't, that point whore is gonna run up the score on me! icon_mad icon_wink
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Keeping it ALL in the family on: December 18, 2010, 06:39:15 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 18, 2010, 04:58:31 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 18, 2010, 06:17:42 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 18, 2010, 04:02:14 AM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on December 18, 2010, 12:53:23 AM

I'm not sure that I would use porn as your guide for what's normal in any group.

WHaaaa??   saywhat

I don't get the Whaaa...

yeah, not sure what E#9 is going for here either.

I agree with E#9.  How can porn not be your guide to what's normal for any group? It covers just about all everyday situations! Service call to a hot woman's house?  Bang her!  The hot secretary wearing a short skirt at the office today?  Bang her! The list is endless!  icon_wink
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tr2n trailer(yes that says Tron 2)*sorry bad quality* on: December 07, 2010, 05:11:01 AM

Quote from: kratz on December 06, 2010, 10:55:28 PM

I'm kind of mystified as to how they haven't reissued a DVD of the original so people could get caught up before this comes out... you can't buy it, netflix doesn't have it... what the hell?

It's almost like they want you to get the torrent.  ninja

Fortunately for me, the movie was on cable over the summer and I DVR'd it.  I think I've watched it a half dozen times since then.
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cup Size Choir (NSFW) on: December 03, 2010, 08:17:46 AM
Okay, now I'm in the Christmas spirit.  icon_twisted
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 17, 2010, 04:41:35 AM

Quote from: TK-421 on November 16, 2010, 09:27:04 PM

Oh this is just too wrong....

Agreed.  He should be wearing an entire jumper made of bacon.
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Xmas gift...Serenity The Big Damn Replica on: November 14, 2010, 04:07:32 AM

Quote from: Gratch on November 13, 2010, 01:56:10 AM

I'm as big a Browncoat as the next guy, but anyone who spends $2,500 on that has more money than sense.
The lucky bastard.  Why did I get stuck with sense?? crybaby icon_wink
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