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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] ID Forever (Independence Day 2 & 3) on: March 28, 2013, 02:31:01 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 27, 2013, 06:13:14 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 27, 2013, 05:50:52 PM

I really really really hope they change the name....

How about ID 365 and ID 24/7 Tongue

The D&D nerd in me would like to see "ID4+1".
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 22, 2013, 09:55:52 PM

Quote from: TiLT on March 22, 2013, 04:30:11 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 22, 2013, 04:16:22 PM

People's exhibit No 438936091 in the case "Today's music has gone downhill" vs "These kids today"

too bad they didn't include the names on the list on the left.  would have made it easier to round them up for that new rocket to the sun trip. 

You actually take that "infographic" seriously? Comparing a pop song to a rock symphony? You'd get the same extreme difference in writing quality if you took an 80s pop song and compared it to a modern rock symphony too, but in the other direction. It's a very clear case of apples vs oranges.

Would it make you feel better if they compared it to Billie Jean?  It doesn't get pop-ier than the King of Pop, right?  One writer (Michael), two producers (of which Michael was one).
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Deaf Man Stabbed After Sign Language Mistaken for Gang Signs on: March 04, 2013, 05:26:05 PM
On the plus side, he gets to go to prison now and meet real gang members. I'll bet some will even disapprove of his reason for being there.
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wireless N - I have entered the future! on: March 02, 2013, 09:19:22 PM
It took them forever to agree on the N standard, so long that there was a bunch of Pre-N equipment released by manufacturers that got tired of waiting for the governing board to get its head out and make a ruling. I wouldn't expect anything soon from them.
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wonder Woman TV on: March 01, 2013, 04:00:38 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 28, 2013, 08:43:20 PM

Is it possible to film a fight scene without slo mo in this day and age?  Or is it something we just have to learn to accept as the only way it's done now?   Tongue

It's that or shaky-cam. I'll take the slomo.
46  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Connecting Win 7 laptop wirelessly to Win XP machine on: February 14, 2013, 07:25:25 PM
Can the win7 machine see the winXP machine through the network at all? If they can see each other already try disabling the printer share on the XP machine, re-booting, and then re-enable it.
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Uh oh, I might be getting a puppy (update: he's home!) on: February 09, 2013, 01:57:46 AM
Congrats on the successful cloning!
48  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Dell Customer Service Rant- What would be your next step? on: February 06, 2013, 11:12:05 PM
Did they say 24 contiguous hours?
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- OFF SEASON IS NOW OPEN on: February 05, 2013, 11:00:02 PM
So people buy new gear.
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- SUPERBOWL aka HARBOWL on: February 04, 2013, 06:17:21 PM

Quote from: naednek on February 04, 2013, 05:31:59 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on February 04, 2013, 05:26:15 PM

Is that flash of light to the left of the stadium a generator blowing up?

It's from Candlestick from last year against the Steelers.  I believe 2 generators blew up that night.  More importantly, we beat the Steelers that night smile

So based on all that data, the Niners lost last night because only half the lights went out. They need to fire the coach of their electrical team!
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 01, 2013, 08:46:26 AM
You gotta learn to roll with these things.
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Northeast blizzard! on: December 26, 2012, 08:10:08 PM
C'mon guys. We can all get along here. Harpua3 has to admit that Cleveland isn't in the Northeast U.S. and everyone else has to admit that Cleveland is in the northeast part of Ohio. Deal? icon_razz
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If Weed is Legalize Nationwide, Will You Celebrate 420? on: November 09, 2012, 10:47:39 PM
I'll light up if I have trouble sleeping.  A few hits (and a cookie) and I'm out like a light.

I started smoking weed about ten years ago and I was already in my 30s at that point.  I used to go out a couple nights per week drinking but weed supplanted that.  No hangover, no jackholes to put up with at the bar, cheaper by a long shot, and FOOD.TASTES.SO.F'ING.AWESOME!! nod
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Win 8 available tomorrow on: October 26, 2012, 03:52:03 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 26, 2012, 04:18:33 AM

That's exactly what I intend to do.  icon_biggrin
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: October 04, 2012, 05:09:06 PM
While I think the Maps app is a pretty big disappointment, I'm very impressed with how fast it is when moving the map around.  Google didn't seem to cache their map tiles at all, causing the occasional "black hole" because the program was having a problem loading that tile (even at home on wifi).  Apple maps (maybe due to carrying less data) is responsive as can be when scrolling.

Either way, I tend to use Waze more than either program because the traffic reporting is much more accurate (thank you fellow commuters!)
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: AP Just reported Steve Jobs passed on: September 27, 2012, 02:24:26 AM
In his honor, it will be the thinnest, lightest wax figure ever.  Tongue
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 NHL Off-Season on: September 14, 2012, 08:24:37 PM
Dammit, I want to see my Kings hoist their shiny new banner on schedule. Get this shit done, gentlemen!
58  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: motherboard and cpu incompatibility issues on: September 01, 2012, 09:08:59 PM
From the manual describing the BIOS functions, the only thing I see is to disable the "PowerNow" option on the CPU Configuration screen to turn off Cool and Quiet.
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lance Armstrong to be charged with doping by USADA on: August 24, 2012, 07:39:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 24, 2012, 05:24:40 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on August 24, 2012, 03:40:50 AM

This is so weird how this all went down.  Even if the USADA did have loads of evidence, I wouldn't think they would have the authority to do anything except make a recommendation to the Tour de France officials.  I thought the USADA's "jurisdiction" was over US olympic athletes, not professional venues like the Tour de France.  

this.  Tour de France should just tell the USADA(ssholes) to fuck off.

It's a conspiracy by Lance:

1) He lets the USADA make their outrageous statements declaring they'll strip him of his titles.
2) The French, even though they're aching to do the same, are contrary cusses and aren't going to let the Americans tell them what to do. They declare him a national hero and raise a statue to him at the top of the highest point of the course.
3) Profit!!
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Time to download some stuff! on: August 10, 2012, 09:36:43 PM
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 08, 2012, 06:00:17 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on August 08, 2012, 04:30:28 PM

So who recovered the camera after the bear ate the photographer?

That's just me before my morning coffee.  Don't f' with me before my morning coffee.
62  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Mechwarrior Online - reserve your name on: August 05, 2012, 07:42:36 PM
So I had this dream where I got steamrolled by a group that had very familiar names.  Can someone point me to their Vent info?  My callsign is eerily similar to my Forum name. ninja
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck tomorrow, Pete on: August 02, 2012, 08:22:26 AM
I can see why you still have a sore throat. It appears you have a whole Oreo cookie lodged in there.
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Olympics 2012 - London on: July 30, 2012, 07:35:21 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 30, 2012, 02:26:21 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 29, 2012, 11:05:39 PM

NBC's coverage blows.

It's really frustrating.

+ a  nod .  There's just a hundred tiny ways they do things the exact opposite of what I want. 
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Superman: Man of Steel on: July 20, 2012, 07:01:38 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on July 20, 2012, 06:55:35 PM

Blackjack, it's a teaser. It's not supposed to be fulfilling, just to make you want more

It left me wanting somebody else to make the teaser. Tongue
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Superman: Man of Steel on: July 20, 2012, 06:12:07 PM
Saw the trailer before TDKR last night and I'm really glad they didn't put too much effort into it so they could focus on putting together the movie.
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 19, 2012, 11:09:25 PM
Good to the last drop. icon_razz
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck tomorrow, Pete on: July 12, 2012, 04:11:22 PM

Quote from: Purge on July 12, 2012, 03:59:02 PM

Quote from: Teggy on July 12, 2012, 03:56:44 PM

Hope you're feeling a little better.

Curious - what is the purpose of going in through the front vs. the back?

Neural pathway?

"Well, we typically go through the back of the neck to repair this and downtime is about two weeks, but you remind me of this obnoxious Eagles fan I ran into at a bar last season so this what I'm gonna do..."  icon_twisted

Glad the doc says everything went well, Pete. Kick the s**t out of rehab!   thumbsup
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: July 07, 2012, 09:18:06 PM

Quote from: kronovan on July 06, 2012, 11:27:56 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on June 17, 2012, 04:06:55 AM

If the box office really turns out disappointing, I suspect the studio will be less inclined to back a sequel unless the budget's lower.

No way near being close to dissapointing at the box office. As of July 5th it's grossed  almost $290 million worldwide  - intial production budget was $130 million. With it more than doubling it's costs in 1 month, I'd say the studios would be more than happy to have Scott make another. slywink

Production is only part of the equation. I'm curious what they spent on marketing it around the world.
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 22, 2012, 02:33:02 PM

Quote from: Chordian on June 22, 2012, 01:38:31 PM

Maybe he's training for a Diablo III marathon session?

You have it backwards. This is what those Diablo III marathons have enabled him to do.  icon_wink
71  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Talk me off of the ledge, thinking of buying a Macbook Pro on: June 20, 2012, 08:59:50 PM

Quote from: Calavera on June 19, 2012, 01:58:01 PM

You can not upgrade anything after you buy it. The RAM is soldiered in place and the SSD is proprietary. The batteries are not replaceable.

That said, you can just use bootcamp to install Windows 7. Then you can shrink the MacOSX partition to it's smallest size and boot into Windows 7 at all times. I'm fairly certain once you get Windows 7 installed you can actually remove OSX entirely.

There's nothing that says because you have Mac hardware you must use MacOSX...

Based on my experience, you lose major battery life using Windows on a MBP.  The MBP has two "video cards" in it: the high-wattage third-party card (Nvidia or ATI, depending on your model) and the low-wattage Intel built into the CPU.  OSX will intelligently use the Intel video for all your usual desktop 2D needs and only kick in the third-party card when needed for games and such, saving you a lot of battery life.  However, either through the fault of Windows itself or the Bootcamp drivers created by Apple, the Windows side only uses the third-party card and will drain your battery much faster than OSX.

I have a mid-2010 MBP and I do use Bootcamp for a Win7 install, but I tend to keep the power cord handy if I need to be in there for a lengthy period of time (usually gaming).  When I first got the thing I expected to be in Windows all the time, but after seeing the battery issues I started getting more familiar with the OSX side and I've been pleased with it.  The touchpad also works better on the OSX side (it can be kind of jumpy in Windows).
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 NHL Playoffs (Finals) on: June 12, 2012, 01:58:12 AM

Quote from: kronovan on June 12, 2012, 01:57:10 AM

Question aside: How does a Canadian kid Like Dustin Penner end up looking so much like a Southern Hillbilly?   icon_twisted

Because it's the Cup.
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 NHL Playoffs (Finals) on: June 12, 2012, 12:53:35 AM
Holy f'ing crap! 3 goals on the powerplay. icon_eek

74  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 04, 2012, 12:34:42 AM

Quote from: Chordian on June 03, 2012, 10:26:44 AM

Perhaps not the best time to be wearing his pink undies.
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Hatfields & McCoys Miniseries on: June 02, 2012, 10:17:29 PM
I really enjoyed the series.  The actors did a great job and the History Channel wasn't afraid to spend money when needed in producing it.  thumbsup
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 NHL Playoffs (Finals) on: June 02, 2012, 10:13:10 PM

Quote from: Devil on June 02, 2012, 07:13:27 PM

If you'd look at the attendance figures gellar linked to at ESPN, you'll discover that the reason Kings fans aren't watching the game on TV is because we're at the Staples Center watching them live, as opposed to Devils fans and their measly 87.4 attendance rate. icon_razz
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 NHL Playoffs (Finals) on: June 01, 2012, 11:20:27 PM

Quote from: Devil on June 01, 2012, 09:18:42 PM

Oh look, it's the NFL!

Are you claiming the Jets or Giants, that do indeed play in NJ but are too embarrassed to say it?
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 NHL Playoffs (Finals) on: May 31, 2012, 09:29:27 PM

Quote from: gellar on May 31, 2012, 03:29:37 PM

Quote from: Devil on May 31, 2012, 02:48:51 PM

Good work gellsy, you got to see their last win of the year.


So this is probably just for Devil and me, but it's still awesome (and shows how much more Canada tries for their TV broadcasts).  The intro for Game 1 on CBC:

That video needs to finish with "BECAUSE IT'S THE MOTHER F*CKING CUP!!!"

One thing you left off your description of Kopitar: dude has patience with the puck.  Most skaters will try to beat the goalie with a quick shot or deke themselves right out of a good shot, but he's got the patience (and skill) to make them fully commit while confidently skating right up to their doorstep.

What was the mix of Kings fans at the game last night?  There was a pretty big roar heard through the TV after Kopitar scored.

I want to give a special shout out to the Slingbox/iPad combo that allowed me to watch the game last night while I was at the Dodger game, and the understanding clients that took me. thumbsup
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 NHL Playoffs (Finals) on: May 31, 2012, 07:50:04 PM

Quote from: Devil on May 31, 2012, 04:43:59 PM

I agree that Saturday determines the series. If the Devils take it we should be looking at 6 or 7. If the Kings do, a sweep could be in order.

Nah. For some reason, the Kings get performance anxiety at home. We'll finish it in five on your ice.  Tongue
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 NHL Playoffs (Conference Finals) on: May 23, 2012, 07:07:01 PM

Quote from: kronovan on May 23, 2012, 06:00:37 PM

IMO Brown should definitely be suspended for that knee hit last night, but I'm betting that doesn't happen. I'm pretty much done with NHL officiating; between all the missed calls, incorrect calls, no calls followed by suspensions and the circus show Refs seem to love to perform during face-offs. I don't see such piss poor officiating in the WHL and even in the 2 AHL playoff games I caught it was better. Unless they attempt some overhaul during the off season, I'm definitely going to shift more of my hockey viewing elsewhere.

It wasn't a knee hit.  Brown's knee went between Rozsival's legs and they went thigh-to-thigh.  Rozsival looks like he might have hyperextended his knee because of the hit, and it was definitely late with a raised elbow, but it wasn't a knee knocker.  I think Brown will get an unofficial warning from the League, but nothing more.

I think the refs gave Brown a free pass because they called nothing on Rozsival for sitting on Brown for 5 seconds to keep him out of the play after he popped Smith's glove off.
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