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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 NHL Playoffs (Conference Finals) on: May 22, 2012, 05:56:26 PM
Is that so bad?
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Ender's Game on: May 18, 2012, 02:04:27 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 18, 2012, 12:11:40 AM

Ahh okay,thx

I just realised something,this will be Harrison Ford's second Sci-Fi film including 'Cowboys' since Return of the Jedi(no,i am not including Indy 4..even though the end could technically make that a Sci-Fi)..it like waiting for a Bus  icon_biggrin

What the hell are you talking about?  There are three Indy flicks. Do you hear me? THREE Indy movies!! icon_mad crybaby
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 NHL Playoffs (Conference Finals) on: May 16, 2012, 07:25:01 AM

Quote from: gellar on May 16, 2012, 04:55:19 AM

Holy shit this is actually happening.
Indeed. I keep expecting the Kings to pull back for a night, but they just keep pouring it on.  Quick was even more incredible than Carter's hat trick. If a client gets his payment to me by Friday, a portion of it is going to tickets on Sunday. F' the price.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Just saw the Beach Boys in concert at St Augustine FL on: May 03, 2012, 06:25:04 PM
I saw them just  few weeks ago on Opening Day for the Dodgers.  The 50th anniversary for the Beach Boys tied in nicely for the 50th of Dodger Stadium itself.  They did a live number or two as well as the National Anthem, and most of the "filler" music during the game was theirs.  My mom is an avid fan and I grew up with their music in the background so this touched the nostalgia chords in my head nicely.
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedon to direct 'The Avengers' on: May 03, 2012, 12:07:32 AM

Quote from: Razgon on May 02, 2012, 09:19:04 PM

Anyways - it was okay, but not as awesome as I expected I'm afraid

Hmmm, you really liked Van Helsing, right?

Avengers is gonna rock!!! Tongue
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 NHL Playoffs (Conference Semi-Finals) on: May 01, 2012, 01:56:56 AM
Blues are completely imploding. Go Kings, go!!! icon_biggrin
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 24, 2012, 10:23:41 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 24, 2012, 09:16:24 PM

Quote from: The Grue on April 24, 2012, 08:57:17 PM

Quote from: Rowdy on April 24, 2012, 07:14:48 PM


What an asshole!  Heaven forbid the guy leave the tiny little dogs crap on the grass where it will be decomposed in 3 days and fertilize the soil!  He should have wrapped it up in a plastic bag and let it go to the landfill where it can stay nicely preserved in it's pristine plastic wrapper for the next 500 years or so!  Get crap off the sidewalks and walkways, yes, or kick it under the nearest tree out of the way of a kid, but don't be a douche about something so small.

Ah, so you're the guy who leaves all the dog shit everywhere in parks so that if you try to go running around in the grass, you get to step in dog shit...

Rowdy, you need to start picking up your shit.

An excellent (intentional or not) Scrubs reference! icon_lol
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 23, 2012, 05:52:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 22, 2012, 07:10:25 PM



In cafe veritas.
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 NHL Playoffs (1st Round) on: April 23, 2012, 05:47:44 PM

Quote from: Canuck on April 23, 2012, 08:34:30 AM

Quote from: gellar on April 22, 2012, 05:47:32 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on April 22, 2012, 03:17:17 AM

Quote from: gellar on April 22, 2012, 02:49:05 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on April 22, 2012, 02:39:49 AM

Wouldn't the white out work better if the team they are backing was also wearing white??

Back before the NHL fucked it up, the home team always wore white.  The tradition came from that.

Ah I didn't know that.  I always wondered why the NHL was backwards that way.  Although I guess the NFL wears colors at home.

Yeah they changed it around the time they introduced the third jersey in order to sell more jerseys.  I personally hate it.
If my recollection is correct, in the old days the home team always wore the dark colored jerseys. I don't know when it changed to whites but I think it makes sense. The dark jerseys have a lot more personality than the white ones.
Heh, I think this conversation pops up every year.  The dark jerseys do have more personality, which is why I liked it better the old way.  Attending a Kings game now is going to see a mostly black team playing a mostly white team, when I used to see a whole host of colors come through.  Instead of seeing the Detroit and Chicago reds, or Edmonton and St Louis blues, I get black team and white team. Monotonous.

In the NFL, I think the home team gets their choice of jersey.  It explains why you normally see the Cowboys in their whites.
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 07, 2012, 01:02:02 AM

Quote from: Purge on March 05, 2012, 06:47:29 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on March 05, 2012, 06:46:08 PM



Equal parts awesome plus ridiculous.

And that's just the hat!
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 80s Music on: March 01, 2012, 06:21:42 PM
Depeche Mode had some awesome music in the 80s.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 25, 2012, 11:08:49 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on February 25, 2012, 08:20:36 PM

Quote from: Toe on February 25, 2012, 02:50:02 PM

/snipped pic

That's staged.

Agreed.  No way a goat gets that life preserver on by itself.
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pasadena, CA? on: February 23, 2012, 07:57:09 AM

Quote from: namatoki on February 23, 2012, 06:35:32 AM

Oh, also you might want to consider that a 30 minute commute range is vastly different during rush hour and off peak times.  A trip that takes 10 minutes without traffic can easily take 30 in traffic.  Just a heads up. smile

Direction is a big factor too.  Morning traffic is primarily westbound and it can be hellish.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pasadena, CA? on: February 21, 2012, 07:40:29 AM

Quote from: Tokek on February 21, 2012, 06:49:27 AM

May want to look into the Rose parade route and maybe avoid living around the routes if you would prefer to avoid the road closures and crazy parking once a year =)

Heh.  My buddy lives in a townhouse complex right along the street where the floats park for a few days after the parade.  They  close off the main gates to the complex and all traffic (from about 50+ units) has to go down it's single lane, dirt covered fire access road.  He spends the week after Christmas slowly trying to give himself a rage-induced aneurysm fretting about it. icon_lol
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pasadena, CA? on: February 21, 2012, 01:25:12 AM
Pasadena is a ten minute drive for me and I grew up in the area.  It's in the middle of suburbia (L.A. style) and you'll have your choice of housing (apartments, condo/townhouses, houses).  Your <30 minute rule gives you a pretty huge area to look out outside of Pasadena, but the city itself is full of options and for the most part a pretty nice place to live.
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 14, 2012, 11:50:36 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on February 14, 2012, 11:38:30 PM



Gonna have to try that one out at the bar sometime. icon_lol
97  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: February 10, 2012, 07:58:14 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on February 10, 2012, 07:18:35 PM

Which reminds me; since this is the first MMO I've ever played I run into a lot of shorthand and acronyms that seem to exist only in the MMO domain.  Usually, I can figure them out (like LFG = Looking For Group) but one that I've seen quite often is LFM.

What is LFM?  Looking for more? 

Correct.  They've already got a partial group together and they need to flesh it out.

I think Bioware made the game too fun for the altoholics.  I'm having a hard time finding people for groups in the higher level areas but the lower levels are usually packed (at least on my server). mad
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 01, 2012, 05:04:55 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 01, 2012, 06:33:21 AM


That's a pretty freaky situation and not really funny. The guy broke his wrist and was pretty much in shock mere moments after the clip above, expecting to find his dog dead and mutilated when he got back to the bottom of the elevator. Luckily, at least the dog was unscathed. Confused, but unscathed.

Unless the guy is blind he deserved this gentle reminder to always know where your dog is when your around potentially dangerous machinery. WTF was he thinking?
99  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Everybody keep their fingers crossed for me :( on: January 21, 2012, 10:04:46 PM
Arise, very old thread!

My 2.5 year old LP2475w gave up the ghost last night.  Came home and turned the computer on and no response from the screen.  Power light indicator appears to recognize when there is active input (stays green, turns amber with no input) but the built in menus never appear.  Sounds like a dead backlamp to me so I called HP about it.

As with TheAtomicKid, I was able to call HPs business support line since this is a business class product.  After a brief description of the problem, the only testing he had me do was try a different power cable.  After that, it's "what's your shipping address" and "look for it by Thursday".  The technician told me he was sorry about the problem but said he was happy for me that it happened with the monitor still under its three-year warranty.

Since the model is no longer in production, I'll very likely be getting a refurbished panel. This panel was flawless with no dead/stuck pixels so I'm hoping for the best.  So far, my customer support experience has been first rate. thumbsup
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 19, 2012, 10:00:14 AM

Quote from: Chordian on January 19, 2012, 09:21:27 AM



This immediately made the ten-year-old little boy in me scream out "Oooooh, awesome!!  I want to build one too!"
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: All sorts of awesome: The Ocean Marketing customer service debacle on: December 30, 2011, 07:08:36 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 30, 2011, 02:27:29 PM

I think debacle is the wrong word. Hoopla. slywink

Hoopla seems off too. Perhaps a ruckus?
102  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Herman Cain Has "All The Characteristics" for a Secretary of Defense on: December 22, 2011, 07:22:20 AM
I'm in favor of Horatio Caine.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: December 13, 2011, 08:24:09 PM
Gellar, are you 100% on that ten minute rule?  I've seen no indication that my apps shut off after that time span.  Apps I checked last night are still running in the background.  I imagine something like the Netflix app that needs to stream would have to work around that limit, and maintaining that constant connection to Netflix could easily kill the phone overnight.

Gratch, some people had issues when they did their 5.01 update over the air rather than through iTunes.  You may want to do a backup and then a full install of iOS again.

Or you can wait for the 5.1 update that's reached second beta stage.  No telling when that goes live though.
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 08, 2011, 10:31:57 PM
Ah, the magic of alcohol...
105  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Do routers just become shitty over time? on: November 25, 2011, 07:21:58 AM

Quote from: Razgon on November 23, 2011, 07:07:08 AM

You may be experiencing either an attack by alien entities, or some electrical interference from other household appliances, or even networks close by. If possible, try and see if you can switch what channel your wireless runs on. I know I can do that through my ISP.

+1 to switching channels.  Also, see if there's a firmware upgrade from the router's manufacturer.  I had problems on one of my client's Linksys/Cisco routers until I upgraded it to the latest firmware.
106  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Mac or PC on: November 25, 2011, 07:18:08 AM
If you're even a moderate gamer and it's still in the budget, I'd consider upgrading the video card to the next highest that Apple offers.  I think the 512MB of video RAM will be a bottleneck on that beautiful, gigantic monitor.  Skyrim just came out and it already sets 512 as the minimum and recommends 1GB.  You don't want to spend all that cash on a non-upgradeable system that's only hitting the bottom edge, video-wise.

Also, get yourself a gaming mouse.  The trackpad is impossible to use for certain types of gaming (though fantastic for near everything else) and the mouse is garbage for gaming (and inferior to the trackpad on the desktop, IMO).
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: November 24, 2011, 01:56:16 AM
That site said it could take up to 2GB, so yours may be a valid number.  Do you do much texting?  They listed the SMS database as part of "other" so if you text a lot and send/receive pictures that way it could load you down.  Save any of those pics off to the picture roll and start deleting texting history if it isn't important. Then try their trick again and see if it goes down.  The article didn't mention where e-mail and attachments are kept, but I don't see another category for it so it may fall under "other" as well.  Deleting unnecessary e-mails with large attachments could clear up space.

My iPhone 4s was set up as a new phone when I got it (rather than restoring my data from my 3G's backup) and my "other" is at .76GB already.  I wouldn't doubt Apple is trying to include a fix for this in their next iOS update since it isn't uncommon at all.
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: November 16, 2011, 08:28:17 AM
I've upgraded a couple phones and an iPad and had no problems.  A friend of mine upgraded hers and she ran into the "other" data issue  The "other" data type listed on iTunes fills up the phone's storage to the point where she couldn't even install the same apps she had on it before the upgrade.  Had to redo the process and set it up as a new phone.

My recommendation based on my anecdotes alongside leo8877's:  make sure you don't have a woman do the upgrade. ninja icon_lol
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The iPhone 4S Thread on: November 10, 2011, 06:54:45 PM
Updating mine right now with the OTA update.  I'm in SoCal, so I'm not sure we fall under the US umbrella or not. icon_wink

You do need to be on wifi to receive it.  The delta patch is about 55mb for the 4s.
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Okay...enough with the "found footage" horror film craze already on: November 01, 2011, 08:42:18 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 31, 2011, 10:51:07 PM

To this day the shaky cam footage of Prince of Darkness gives me shudders.  That movie messed me up as a kid.

"We are broadcasting from the year 1-9-9..."   Aahhhhh!

Yeah, that one did a number on me too.
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [News] Have at thee, Tiffany! on: October 23, 2011, 06:26:37 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on October 23, 2011, 02:41:47 PM

Yeah because beating and physically abusing a teenage girl until she collapses from exhaustion is always good for a few laughs.  Roll Eyes

As long as it's just a few.  Any more than that would be downright cruel.
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Manta Ray Night Dive on: October 18, 2011, 02:21:47 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 18, 2011, 01:35:42 AM

There's some other videos on my Youtube channel of Spinner Dolphins we saw and some White Tip Reef Sharks that we were lucky enough to come by during a day dive, as well as more from the Manta dive.  Please check them out, too!

Heh.  Already checked them out. icon_wink

I live in the burbs around L.A. so all my diving has been done in the cold, gloomy California coastal waters as well.  The kelp beds always have some interesting critters around them, but nothing like your trip.  Great videos!
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Manta Ray Night Dive on: October 18, 2011, 01:02:31 AM
That's pretty damn cool, leo.  I've done a couple night dives and I've never seen anything remotely as incredible as that.  How deep were you?  And what kind of camera/housing were you using?
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 3 in production!! on: October 17, 2011, 05:46:52 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 14, 2011, 10:50:59 PM

Quote from: naednek on October 14, 2011, 09:46:58 PM

SP was boring they said, which is disappointing because that's what I was looking forward to the most.

Really?  Battlefield, more than almost any other game, strikes me as one with a superfluous single player campaign.  It feels like lamenting the lack of single player in Counterstrike. smile

+1
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 14, 2011, 05:23:46 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 14, 2011, 04:50:33 AM



 icon_lol icon_lol
116  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: CPUs - From AMD to Intel i-7s, is there a big gaming performance gap? on: October 13, 2011, 11:53:40 PM

Quote from: Ridah on October 12, 2011, 08:36:02 PM

As As for my question about crossfire mode: Do they have to be exactly the same cards?

According to the wiki, you only need cards of the same generation.  Your 6950 card requires another card of the 69xx series.
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joel Schumacher-Val Kilmer was the best Batman on: October 12, 2011, 10:45:34 PM
Maybe he's only looking at the Batman movies he directed? saywhat
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need a new hat on: October 12, 2011, 10:40:52 PM

Quote from: Rowdy on October 12, 2011, 02:28:05 AM

If you do end up with a patch, I say own it and get a naval captains cap.  And a navy blazer, and a pipe.  You're a teacher, right?  I think it works.

He can only sell this if he starts talking like the Sea Captain from the Simpsons.
119  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.
120  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.
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