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1  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Snowden on: July 11, 2014, 12:47:06 AM
What's the latest revelation?
2  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: July 09, 2014, 11:00:56 PM
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On Tuesday night, Palin made an appearance on Fox News during which she mocked Boehner’s planned lawsuit.

“You don’t bring a lawsuit to a gunfight and there’s no room for lawyers on our front lines,” she said.

 

What exactly is she suggesting? That someone needs to bring a gun? Someone lock this woman up already.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Microsoft Surface - Surface Pro 2 unveiled on: July 08, 2014, 12:42:25 PM
Take it back. Maybe they'll have the bugs ironed out for the Surface 4
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Microsoft Surface - Surface Pro 2 unveiled on: July 07, 2014, 06:36:52 AM

Quote from: Lee on July 07, 2014, 04:02:25 AM



I am an Apple guy, so I am biased, but MS has a lot to learn from Apple as far as stores go. Employees needed the manager's help with the discount. The manager was busy playing Xbox and was quite annoyed that he had to help out. They were trying to get me a package deal with the warranty, case etc, which would have been cheaper, but they couldn't get it to work with the discount. Again the manager was too busy to care. I almost walked out due to him, but the employees themselves were doing everything they could to work it out and were very friendly. You could tell they were very embarrassed by the manager as well. I am going to see if I can leave store feedback somewhere.

Out of curiosity but we're you at a Microsoft Store? Sounds like someone needs to be looking for a new job.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: World Cup 2014 on: July 05, 2014, 09:00:45 PM
Brazil is down their captain and their star player for them and they haven't really impressed the whole tournament so Germany could take them.
6  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Civilization Revolution 2 Reased for Ipad...and apparently nobody knew... on: July 02, 2014, 02:19:58 PM
$15 is a little rich for my blood. I'll get it when it hits around $7.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Confessions of an Xbox One addict on: July 01, 2014, 10:25:41 PM
Did Hetz leave his computer on with the GT page open?
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: World Cup 2014 on: July 01, 2014, 12:27:15 PM
I wonder if having the time stop every time the whistle is blow would help get rid of these delays. Of course that would make the game a lot longer. They could reduce the halves to 30 minutes to offset that.
9  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 25, 2014, 01:51:13 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 24, 2014, 10:05:59 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 24, 2014, 07:46:11 PM

Also, they don't have the power to make medicines (or anything) free.  Not sure where that concern even came from.   icon_confused


No but they do have the power to strip legally obtained TM's whenever they want apparently. So why not benefit mankind?

And I have no delusions about Snyder, but he's clearly not greasing the right palms.

Edit: I wish Pr0ner would chime in. I think he works in the patent/trademark field.

Aren't all trademarks legally obtained though? If you're not allowed to strip a trademark then what is even the point of having a process that enables that? I'm not sure that there's anything wrong with overriding previous decisions. Everything that is illegal was once legal.
10  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 02:04:30 PM
I'm entertained as hell but perhaps we ought to stop feeding the (self unaware) troll?
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 22, 2014, 10:05:31 PM
Nvm, just checked the first post. What happened to Kevin Grey? Perhaps ATB is eliminating everyone else in the top 10?
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 22, 2014, 10:02:58 PM
Who's MO?
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 20, 2014, 09:43:08 PM
Weird I can't get on it with Tapatalk or with my browser.
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Amazon's new product: Holographic 3D Phone? on: June 20, 2014, 09:14:09 PM
Don't worry. Apple is pretty much copying Android now so you'll have an Android phone soon enough (in spirit).
15  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 20, 2014, 08:50:03 AM

Quote from: Lee on June 20, 2014, 04:48:55 AM

According to my Facebook friends, the new argument is that Oklahoma means "red people," so we better change the state's name now too.
Tell your friends that they don't need to change the name, then just lose their trademark rights to Oklahoma. smile
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Amazon's new product: Holographic 3D Phone? on: June 19, 2014, 08:57:20 PM
Yeah this would make way more sense for Amazon to make an app for the millions of smartphones that are already out there directing all those customers to Amazon's store.
17  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:21:43 PM
Honest question. Does the First Amendment extend to trademarks/patent rights?
18  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:03:58 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 19, 2014, 01:46:12 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 19, 2014, 01:05:33 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 19, 2014, 12:50:21 PM

The biggest problem I have with it is that we have a branch of the government deciding what is and isn't "offensive" based on speech. If you guys so clearly want to believe in the free market then why can't the USPTO sit back and watch the trademark wither away because the American people don't buy the products it's associated with?  

Why is it is so difficult to understand that this is out and out racism.  Redskin is NOT a tribal name, nor is it a person's name.  It's a racist slur.  Indians have been trying to get it banned for ages.  This isn't a new endeavor created by a "PC crowd".  If there was a team called the New York Kikes or the San Diego Tar Babies, would that be okay?  

And the American people have repeatedly proven that they aren't ALWAYS going to do the right thing.  As a matter of fact, if the government DIDN'T step in from time to time, we'd still have lynchings, whites only water fountains and segregation in many areas.

1. I never denied that it's offensive or racist.

2. Lynchings, whites only water fountains, and segregation are a far cry from a corporate logo and team name. In fact they're not even in the same ball park. We're not talking about basic human rights here, what we're talking about is hurting people's feelings. It's a slippery slope when the government starts making decisions based off of hurt feelings.
I'm willing to give you the benefit of the doubt but the fact that Zeke agrees with you could be a hint that you might be wrong on this one. smile
19  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 09:27:35 AM
I was going to suggest the Washington Congressmen but that's practically a slur in this day and age as well.
20  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 09:25:24 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on June 18, 2014, 10:54:50 PM

Next up will be the Dallas Cowboys  icon_twisted
I'm guessing your joking but being a cowboy has nothing to do with race. Unfortunately this will be tied up in the courts for a long time. I wonder how long the team would keep their name if everyone started making merchandise without paying royalties. I bet they would drop their righteous anger pretty fast.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 18, 2014, 12:14:04 PM
Is OO down for anyone else?
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 16, 2014, 01:12:05 PM
It's always been smoke and mirrors anyways. Why not change the message? How beneficial is all this cloud/dedicated technology for people who aren't signed up for Xbox live? If someone just wants to play single player, can they still take advantage of the building falling down technology without having to subscribe to Live?
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 15, 2014, 10:06:53 PM
Gave my code to Eco-Logic
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 15, 2014, 12:52:47 AM
I've got a code as well if anyone needs one.
25  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 14, 2014, 11:29:41 AM
I'm thinking about it. It's a Slitherine/Matrix game so you can feel fairly confident about buying it and not finding that it's on sale for half price the next month.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Qvadriga - Roman Chariot Racer Simulator on: June 14, 2014, 08:58:09 AM
You'll have to register your key with Slitherine and they'll give you a Steam key.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dumb and Dumber To on: June 13, 2014, 02:52:23 PM
Not bad. Has it really been 20 years? That means I was 14 for the original. At 34 it's not quite the same.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Dead Island 2 on: June 10, 2014, 04:57:35 AM
Dead Island trailers are the best.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: E3 2014 on: June 02, 2014, 11:03:12 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 02, 2014, 06:53:37 PM

You'd think Microsoft would have learned from last year and would have planned to go after Sony this time. 
LOL. They're going to get pantsed again!
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Sinus Allergy Rap on: June 02, 2014, 02:00:52 PM
Imagine if you had put all that energy into curing your cold instead of writing a poem about it!
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Man applying for work is hard on: May 31, 2014, 10:13:03 PM
I've always been terrible at looking for jobs. I've always done well at everything I've done and I feel that I'm a very capable and above average intelligence individual but when it comes to looking for a new job I'm just terrible.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 30, 2014, 09:50:21 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on May 30, 2014, 07:20:27 PM

Well, I traded in black flag and infamous today, only had to pay $.54 for this. Seems like a good deal to me.


Sent from my mobile device

That is why Gamestop make out like bandits.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: [PS4] Project Beast (Demon's Souls 2?) on: May 30, 2014, 12:42:50 PM
It's the exact same music. There's no doubt that it's Demon's Souls 2.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 29, 2014, 10:18:00 PM

Quote from: naednek on May 29, 2014, 05:48:40 PM

There's some cussing, but nowhere near as bad and often as the GTA series.  I haven't seen anything regarding sex, other than some descriptions when you profile someone.  I heard you can spy on someone having sex but don't see anything. 
Gratuitous violence and murder but no sex? America is going to love this game!
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 28, 2014, 10:01:03 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 28, 2014, 06:26:28 PM

While I don't really want to keep the next gen graphics issue alive, I did find that the this video comparing it to GTA IV is a bit disheartening.  Was R* that far ahead of the curve that even now, their techniques and attention to detail haven't been adopted?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGRsrFdwb2c
Wow that is pretty crap. That was GTA 4 and not 5? The shadows in watchdogs are atrocious (according to that video)
36  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Re: Re: Ignore user feature on: May 27, 2014, 11:31:55 AM

Quote from: Caine on May 27, 2014, 12:17:02 AM

Quote from: ATB on May 26, 2014, 08:36:31 PM

Is this back?

Talk of it in the Watchdogs thread...

(I'll suspect no one is seeing this since I'm sure I'm ignored by everyone).

why is this thread being bumped?  All I see is the post from Razgon?
Hey Caine, what's with the empty quote? And you posted after Razgon so you must have bumped the thread! That's a bit odd of you.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 26, 2014, 10:04:54 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 26, 2014, 09:15:42 PM

Oh and the review embargo being until release portends bad things.  Probably going to score high 70s.
I'm guessing, the game is good but the hacking is rinse and repeat and the game runs like crap. Hence the embargo.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Couldn't Solve it Then, Can't Solve it now. on: May 20, 2014, 11:21:01 AM
Count me in as one of those people who haven't got a clue how to solve those things.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 14, 2014, 06:42:13 AM

Quote from: Destructor on May 14, 2014, 05:36:09 AM

Interesting. Problem being is that you can't expect that extra processing power to be available to use in the first place. And people might be rather upset that the console without Kinect would get extra FPS/graphical details because they have the power to spare.
This is what I'm wondering. What a middle finger it would be to the first adopters to end up having a less powerful console than everyone who was smart enough to wait.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 13, 2014, 10:29:54 PM
An article on Forbes States that the PS4 will run at 900p and the Xbone will run at 792p. Both at 30fps. Oops.
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