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561  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Phoenix touches down on: May 31, 2008, 05:33:29 AM

Quote from: Shinjin on May 31, 2008, 05:25:18 AM

Perhaps the lander shed a bolt
Apparently there's a short-circuit in the lander, so you may be on to something.
562  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: May 29, 2008, 07:29:28 AM
Tried it along with a couple friends.  They did the weigh in and started joking that I was going to break it (I'm 223, he's 170 and she's 125).  They really laughed when my BMI was rated obese (I need to lose 40lbs to get back to when I looked my best).

I had the last laugh though on the the Wii Age calculation.  I have big legs from soccer as a child and hockey as an adult (and Germans were made for marching).  The balance tests were a snap for me since it was just a matter of shifting weight like in hockey.  The results:  Her real 40 years were a Wii 54.  His real 37 was a Wii 56.  My real 38 years was a Wii 36.  Scoreboard, baby!!  icon_cool

The games were fun.  The slalom skiing was a big hit with us.  I admit I was a bit sore the next day due to the over use of inactive muscles.
563  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Speaker Recommendation on: May 29, 2008, 06:51:32 AM

Quote from: pingwrx on May 29, 2008, 01:51:23 AM

I have the 4.1 version of these Klipsch speakers and I wouldn't trade them for anything.  The sound is clean and the bass range is from "pleasant" to "destroy your downstairs neighbor's sanity".  These speakers sound much bigger than their size.
564  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy IV: thoughts, reviews, spoilers galore!! on: May 28, 2008, 07:03:20 PM

Quote from: kratz on May 28, 2008, 06:35:50 PM

Didn't he just grab a light the second time?

Yup.  Kevin Grey was blinded by his fanboyism. Tongue icon_lol
565  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (Updated: help with next steps!) on: May 27, 2008, 05:12:49 AM

Quote from: msduncan on May 27, 2008, 04:40:02 AM

Quote from: cheeba on May 27, 2008, 03:59:02 AM

Quote from: msduncan on May 27, 2008, 03:48:07 AM

I've been looking at some of the others for several months.   Didn't like any of them based mainly on engine power, fun to drive factors, and looks. 
You mean the turbocharged MINI, the S, right? Because the base MINI has one of the weaker engines in its class.

I'm going for MPG here, not power and speed.   

If I wanted power I'd be keeping my FJ.

And btw -- why in the hell am I having to debate this with some of you?   It gets so Fing tiring how some of you turn ANYTHING into an Fing debate.   God DAMNIT.  finger finger finger
Are you... outraged?
566  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: id, Activision, Lucas..all leave the ESA on: May 25, 2008, 04:23:31 PM
I made it into 5 different E3 shows and have never had anything to do with the industry.  It was always friends, or friends of friends, that got me in.  They were a lot of fun to attend as a fan but I always wondered what the vendors got out of it since regular PR and marketing wouldn't have been nearly as expensive.

Good times.  I even got to meet the infamous LaPorte there. eek icon_biggrin
567  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Someone hijacked my WoW account...long on: May 25, 2008, 12:29:33 AM
My account was hacked last Friday and I got the same e-mail as Daehawk.  I hadn't logged in since January and stopped paying the fee since I had grown bored.  As soon as I got the e-mail I fired up The Armory to see if my characters were listed and sure enough my secondary toon was naked.  I couldn't log in to the Account Management screen so I did a "Lost my password" and that reset the password.  I reset the password there and reset my contact e-mail password in case that was what got hacked.

Bizarro things though:
  • They used somebody elses credit card info to reactivate the account (likely stolen)
  • They went through my secondary (60th lvl) toon and sold off everything and sent the gold wherever.  However, they merely sold off what was in my main toons bags (and his shoulder piece) AND LEFT THE GOLD! saywhat

He might have gotten scared off from a RL friend sending tells to him in game and hoped to log in later.  I fortunately got the password changed before he could carry on.  Completely odd that I should find my main without his shoulders and most of his bag items yet still have 1100g on him.

Blizzard resonded to my e-mail on Monday and looked into it.  I got all my stuff back on Tuesday plus the "free" month that hacker had paid for.
568  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: US Space Policy on: May 24, 2008, 06:38:34 AM
Yup.  Big Space has finally got its hooks into him.
569  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Face, meet palm. on: May 24, 2008, 06:34:41 AM

Quote from: SpaceLord on May 22, 2008, 05:26:17 PM

Just because you know what you are doing doesn't mean you will figure it out quickly.

I once installed a server in a totally empty room. After getting 2k3 loaded, I couldn't get the mouse to work. I tried uninstalling the drivers, rebooting, everything I could think of. My mad mouse-free skills were on full display.

After an hour, I figured out what was wrong.

Since the room was empty, I had been using the server's case as a surface for the mouse. It was slick enough the mouse wouldn't register.  retard Sunofva bitch!
Sometimes the simplest shit escapes me.  Similar story.  I have an older client that is decent with a computer.  He's retired and travels a lot so he wanted to get a laptop to track his investments while on the road.  We went to Circuit City and got him set up with a pretty nice system along with a USB mouse because he doesn't like using the touchpad.  He's all set and he leaves the following weekend.

He calls me the following Monday and says he can't get the mouse to work (early, after I had been out on a bender the night before since I had no clients scheduled for that day).  I know it worked because I used it while doing all the updates to his computer and moving all his shortcuts and files over.  We start going down the list: Is it plugged in? Yes.  Does the red light (the eye) turn on? Yes.  Does Windows say that a mouse has been connected and is ready to use? Tried a different USB port?  Does right-clicking bring up the desktop menu? All yes.  At this point I say that there is probably something wrong with the mouse and he'll just have to use the touchpad or see if he can find another one somewhere.  Nope, he says. "I can just keep using it on my pants."

Huh? "It works if I move it over my leg but not the table".  That got me thinking.  "What's the table made out of?" 

"Clear glass".  Hand, meet face.  After a sheet of paper gets laid down along with a brief description of how "optical mice" work, he goes happily on his way and I get a new question to add to my phone tree. icon_lol
570  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: More Car Stuff: I hate car salesmen on: May 24, 2008, 05:49:58 AM
They're going to raise the price on Memorial Day weekend? Every car ad I've seen on TV has mentioned holiday sales, and they want to convince you that they are going to raise the prices. icon_lol icon_lol
571  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy IV: Who's in for Midnight??? on: May 23, 2008, 10:01:54 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
My problem with it was that in the previous movies he was digging up the past, items that have a long history.  Archeology has a flavor of mummy's curses, not alien overlords.  In this one he was digging up the future (so to speak) and it didn't really sit right with me.
572  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I might have to move back to LA if this happens on: May 23, 2008, 09:16:19 AM

Quote from: Sarkus on May 22, 2008, 08:12:23 PM

Finally, is LA a good sports market?  Well, the football history isn't great, but no one complains about attendance to baseball and basketball games.  Like a lot of US cities, LA is a bandwagon town.  A winning or competitive NFL team would do just fine in LA.  If they suck, then they will struggle.  But that's true of a lot of NFL cities.

Football attendance is a hard one to judge.  It was just plain not safe for you to take your family to Raiders games.  Gangbangers of every stripe loved the Raiders colors, loved the bad boy mystique, and flocked to the games.  You get that many conflicting gang members into one stadium, fill them full of beer and there were large fights every weekend.  Ask Charger fan which visiting team they hate the most and I'll guarantee that the Raiders are the top of the list due to the large amount of LA-based Raider fans that come down for the games (and fights).  Few with the kind of cash it takes to buy season tickets are going to subject themselves to that.  I think a new team bringing a different kind of attitude will do great here.
573  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Teddy on: May 23, 2008, 07:23:30 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on May 23, 2008, 02:42:39 AM

Quote from: Gwar21
And while I don't have a problem with the joking myself, I'm curious as to whether those people who are offended by the joking were equally offended by those who were joking and cheering at Reagan's death.  I seem to recall that reaction to Reagan being pretty common at most of the messageboards I routinely visit.

Was this message board one of the places where you found it was pretty common?

Quote from: pr0ner
Did you even read the link I posted?  The man drove a car off a bridge, and didn't do everything in his power to save his female passenger.  He gets no sympathy from many people for that incident.

Yes, I read the entire link you posted.  If you believe I'm going to explain away or defend Kennedy's behavior in the Chappaquiddick incident, you may be unfamiliar with my stance on basic morality.

On the other hand, if you believe the Chappaquiddick incident will cause me to chortle with delight over the sort of agonizing, protracted death Kennedy faces, you may be unfamiliar with my stance on basic humanity.

-Autistic Angel
So who was making fun of his agonizing, protracted death?  While many have expressed no sympathy due to his past, and others like myself have made fun of the highly combustable meat sack he'll leave behind, I really don't see anyone making outright fun of the pain he and his family are going through right now.
574  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy IV: Who's in for Midnight??? on: May 23, 2008, 06:07:34 AM
Saw it with a buddy this afternoon and we were both pretty "meh" on it.  Like Kevin above, I was surprised at some of the CGI work by ILM.  I watched the first three movies this week and this movie just had a different feel to it.  Spielberg has evolved as a director and I don't think he was able to capture the same excellent pacing that the first three had.

There were quite a few parts that made me laugh, and it did manage to capture the Indy spirit pretty well, so I'll still give it a thumbs up, but not way up. thumbsup
575  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I might have to move back to LA if this happens on: May 22, 2008, 06:08:37 AM

Quote from: cheeba on May 21, 2008, 04:45:27 PM

Why would anyone ever want to move a team to LA? It is not a sports town, plain and simple.

Gellar proved how wrong you are on that point.  But here's another thing: no NFL team is going to come to LA until we build a new stadium.  The Colosseum facilities are ancient, with no high dollar luxury boxes that owners love and need.  The City has shot down any kind of funding proposal that does not involve renovations to that dinosaur, and renovations will just not cut it anymore.  I don't know about Goodell's attitude towards it, but Tagliabue was insistent that city funds of some kind be used to help pay for a new stadium, nixing any all-private funding of the thing. So we're stuck...

...Stuck with three games on Sunday morning/afternoon.  Oh, yeah!!! Tongue
576  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Teddy on: May 22, 2008, 05:17:18 AM

Quote from: Brendan on May 21, 2008, 11:55:34 PM

That's exactly my point, CSL.
We're not making fun of a man dying.  We're making fun of an alcohol soaked corpse going in for cremation.
577  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: So now we torture on behalf of the Chinese? on: May 22, 2008, 05:11:13 AM
I can't believe all the negativity here.  Think positive people!  China just outsourced something to us for a change! thumbsup
578  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Finally, the President gets it... on: May 21, 2008, 11:45:07 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on May 20, 2008, 06:19:36 PM

OJ still plays golf.  He's looking for the real killers.
Perhaps Bush should join him out there to continue his hunt for WMDs.
579  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Teddy on: May 21, 2008, 09:09:47 AM
I'm not sure it'll be wise to bring any kind of fire near his body.
580  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me with updates on: May 20, 2008, 09:17:07 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 20, 2008, 03:32:01 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on May 20, 2008, 03:25:09 PM

You make sure you get them to replace your car.

unfortunately the JL manager did not take me seriously when i presented him with my hand drawn sketch of the replacement car I initially wanted.  he felt that "jet powered hover car with laser headlights" was just too much to ask, I guess.
Perhaps if you throw some cash to PeteRock's wife she can become the lead in your negotiations. NEVER GIVE UP THE DREAM!!
581  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Arsenal of Democracy! (HoI2:DD AAR) on: May 20, 2008, 06:06:09 AM
This AAR better be finished this time or there will be... trouble. ninja2

Nice to see you running another AAR for this game.  I really liked the last one and it gave me ideas in my games.  Are you using the Armageddon expansion?
582  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Simba] Paw injury question, perhaps JCAnejo can help... on: May 19, 2008, 08:01:09 PM
Pete, be careful to not apply too much neosporin.  With too much on there the skin becomes too soft and it will take longer to heal.  It's also conducive to the wound healing on to the gauze itself, which ends up tearing the wound open each time you change the bandages.  Just a little dab'll do ya.
583  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kennel Cough! on: May 17, 2008, 10:09:22 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on May 17, 2008, 05:27:45 PM

We took her in last week for her shots, and 3 days later she was coughing up white foamy nasties.

Maybe she liked the high she got and now she's turning tricks to support her habit?  It's so sad to see a dog have to go down that road. crybaby slywink
584  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gal Civ II: Twilight of the Arnor Released! (plus Impressions) on: May 17, 2008, 07:46:54 AM

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on May 17, 2008, 04:16:17 AM

Couldn't the so-called "planetary invasion bug" work in your favor though? Those damned Drengins have to take that much more time to invade also too.
I don't know for sure, but it appeared to work in my favor in my last game.  I had one opponent brag several times (seemingly over a very long span) saying that they were working on Planetary Invasion.  He was a bit too late to stop my influence victory.
585  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blizzard acquires on: May 17, 2008, 12:01:07 AM

Quote from: Thin_J on May 16, 2008, 11:46:17 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 07, 2008, 07:16:13 PM

Quote from: EddieA on May 01, 2008, 10:59:43 PM

I read that they own through, but someone had already bought before Blizzard could.

Yea but he GAVE the URL to Blizzard.  Of course, the alternative is that they could have taken him to court and stripped it from him...

Wait... what? Really? That seems wrong.
Depends on what he was doing with it.  If he had site set up with speculation about the game and any news on the subject then he may have been able to keep it.  If he was just squatting on the name hoping to make a buck from Blizzard then they could easily obtain it in court.
586  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CSI Las Vegas Finale on: May 16, 2008, 11:49:59 PM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on May 16, 2008, 10:19:54 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 16, 2008, 09:48:13 PM

i guess it's just one more reason to watch csi HORATIO CAINE!!!111!!!!: miami

Reasons to watch CSI Miami:

1.  Boobage.

2.  Eye-candy visuals (the colors are particularly stunning in HD -- more than nearly any other show, it really shows off HD capability).

3.  Laughing at Horatio's intonation and lines.  My wife and I try to guess what is opening put-on-the-sunglasses-emo-move line will be.
Don't forget the now classic "side pose".  Horatio didn't do it early on, but now he never seems to actually have his shoulders squared to the person he's talking to.  It's always body facing one way, head vaguely aimed at whoever he's talking to.

CSI is a better technical show, but the cheese factor makes Miami a much more entertaining show for me to watch.
587  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help save my puppy on: May 16, 2008, 07:06:35 PM

Quote from: dbt1949 on May 16, 2008, 06:13:35 PM

Actually now that I think of it they sell Great Horned Owl "scarecrows" type of things for keeping birds out of you garden in some of the garden stores around here.  That might be worth a try.
+1  I don't know if it will affect the falcon but several gas stations in the area have those owls set up to keep the pigeons away and it seems to work pretty well.
588  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If only YM84 were here to post on: May 15, 2008, 11:50:52 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on May 15, 2008, 11:48:30 PM

...on the upside-down nature of the AL East.

Tampa Bay is on top and the Yankees are in last!!! What alternate universe am I living in?
The bestest one ever evar?
589  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can you believe this prom dress? on: May 15, 2008, 08:12:04 PM

Quote from: cheeba on May 15, 2008, 07:35:07 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on May 15, 2008, 07:23:19 PM

Frankly, the whole thing can be summed up with "dumb bitch breaks rules, causes scene and sent home".
And this post can be summed up with, "Blackadar: disrespectful to women." I mean, where do you get off calling a 17 year old girl a dumb bitch and a slut? She's just a high school girl for crying out loud. Disagree with her all you want, but to be so disrespectful of a young woman like that... didn't your parents teach you to respect women?
Dumb = Knew the rules for attire and deliberately broke them, expecting to get away with it.
Bitch = When confronted with the fact of her dumbness and denied entrance, rather than walk away gracefully she threw a fit worthy enough for someone to have called the cops.
Slut = Not enough information, but Blackadar has been two for two so far so we may have to give him the benefit of the doubt on this one. icon_lol
590  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can you believe this prom dress? on: May 15, 2008, 06:08:12 AM

Quote from: jpinard on May 15, 2008, 03:06:00 AM

"I axed them a question and..."

Don't these people learn how to talk or realize how stupid they look?  Disappointed with CNN pandering to this kind of crap.
Perhaps it was this "axing" that caused them to call the cops.  I'm pretty sure I'd be dialling 911 if someone axed me.
591  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm tired of Earthquakes on: May 11, 2008, 08:56:10 PM
I'm pretty sure it's a Hellmouth opening up underneath you.  You're going to need a Slayer right away.
592  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes gets it's Flash on: May 10, 2008, 11:47:14 PM
The real Flash!

593  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Teacher fired for Wizardry. I can't make this up. on: May 10, 2008, 09:28:40 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 07, 2008, 11:09:43 PM

The firing is probably just cover for his new job at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Obviously the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher.
594  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Its an Indiana Jones weekend on: May 10, 2008, 08:02:46 AM
So what's the deal with the new "Special Editions" of the movie?  Any idea what's included?  Amazon didn't have any details of what's new/included with the new versions.
595  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 03, 2008, 09:17:05 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on May 02, 2008, 06:21:36 PM

Brings a whole new meaning to "te-kill-ya".
596  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gal Civ II: Twilight of the Arnor Released! (plus Impressions) on: May 03, 2008, 08:57:50 PM

Quote from: Canuck on May 03, 2008, 12:37:06 PM

Ahh yes, the ultimate bundle pack.  It's on the GalCiv site but not the site.  If it was there I would buy myself some tokens and pick up Space Rangers 2 while I was at it!
It's cheaper to buy a set of ten tokens and getting GalCiv2 plus the expansions and Space Rangers 2 than to buy the ultimate bundle pack and SR2 seperately.  I was thinking about getting the game this way plus pre-ordering The Political Machine 2008.

My question to those that own the game:  How handy is it to have a physical manual at your side when you play the game?  Is it something that you read through once and set aside?
597  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 01, 2008, 06:30:48 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 01, 2008, 06:29:05 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 01, 2008, 04:37:02 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on May 01, 2008, 02:41:07 AM

Quote from: Laner on May 01, 2008, 01:41:14 AM

I just wanted to be post 1000 in this thread.

Carry on.

This is da best post Truthiness!

Nice job on being post 1000 in this thread, SkyLander.  It's really quite an honor.

now it's mine!!!
Nope, you're the 1000th reply.  Try again at 2000.
598  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Wireless Router Kaput: Which one should I get now? on: April 27, 2008, 07:46:41 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 27, 2008, 07:35:58 PM

I'm not a fan of netgear or linksys anymore.  I've installed too many that went bad.

I'm a D-Link supporter now and they were my choice when I was selling routers as well.
I've never had much luck with Netgear equipment (routers or NICs) for myself, friends or clients.  It seemed that there was always something off about them, whether it was drivers or interface or whatever.  My first recommendation when asked has always been "don't get Netgear".

However, I've had zero problems with Linksys and it's my usual recommendation.  What have your negative experiences been with them?
599  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Funny...[NSFW] on: April 27, 2008, 07:37:34 PM
When mom started laughing I absolutely lost it. icon_lol icon_lol
600  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO Gone on: April 27, 2008, 07:33:49 PM

Quote from: PaulBot on April 27, 2008, 06:51:11 PM

It's waaayyyy past time to change the name of this thread.

In the grand scheme of Life, the Universe, and Everything it has been but a short time. slywink
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