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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] True Blood Season 4 on: May 20, 2011, 02:00:49 PM
"And now for the weather, Tiffany..."
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Game of Thrones TV series starts now! on: May 16, 2011, 07:17:49 PM

Quote from: rittchard on May 16, 2011, 06:46:00 PM

Oh yeah, not that I'm complaining, but what's up with that cutie Renly and the flower dude?  I had no idea there were gay characters in the book - did I totally miss that or did they just decide to throw that in?

Oh yeah.  You missed it in the book.  It's subtle in book 1 but in the other 3 it's pretty overt.
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Game of Thrones TV series starts now! on: May 16, 2011, 02:36:22 PM

Quote from: Turtle on May 16, 2011, 09:58:27 AM

Wow, the scene between Cersei and Robert in this episode was really powerful. I don't think they ever got to have that moment in the books.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I think they were just setting up a more visible (to the viewer) reason for her to kill the king in the next episode.  Even in the books it's clear she loves her children.  Even Jaime doesn't do that much.
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Game of Thrones TV series starts now! on: May 13, 2011, 01:36:28 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 13, 2011, 01:03:58 AM

no talk about this weeks episode?  I expected The Mountain to be bigger.

I don't think they had a very good camera angle on him.  Shooting him from above made him look smaller.  I think the actor playing is is ginormous.
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Space Pirates and Zombies on: May 13, 2011, 01:35:02 AM
Is there co-op or PvP?
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Royal Wedding...Why? on: April 29, 2011, 01:48:39 PM
My wife woke up at 5AM this morning to watch this.  In our bedroom.

Stupid TV.
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I should have listened on: April 25, 2011, 06:26:36 PM

Quote from: Thin_J on April 24, 2011, 08:42:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 22, 2011, 09:42:52 PM

The one I'm referring to isn't in the first book, so it might not be the same one Cort has in mind, I said later books to avoid giving an idea of when to expect it.  Trust me, if the books grab you you'll reach it soon enough.

Spoiler for which book?:
book 3


Spoiler for Hiden:
I assume you're talking about the red wedding? Cause, I mean.. yeah. That was quite possibly the most jaw-dropping moment I've ever experienced in a book ever. He keeps throwing in little pieces of foreshadowing, hinting that it isn't going to turn out well, but then it just goes about 100 levels beyond how bad I thought it could ever possibly get.

Yeah,  that is exactly what I'm talking about.  I'm now into book 3 of my audiobook re-read and am getting almost to that point.

BTW can we get Roy Dotrice to put the tech manuals I'm supposed to be reading into audiobook format,  please?
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I should have listened on: April 22, 2011, 08:11:07 PM

Quote from: ibdoomed on April 22, 2011, 05:34:51 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 22, 2011, 04:58:37 PM

Quote from: ibdoomed on April 22, 2011, 04:56:03 PM

So how shocking? Like Neil Gaiman American Gods shocking? I really didn't see the part with the taxi driver coming. If you've read it, you know exactly what I'm talking about.


I'd say more shocking, as in I almost walked away from one of the later books in anger shocking.

Wow, that means a lot, coming from you of all people.  Tongue

I know exactly the scene you are talking about and I was the same.  When I finished the chapter I re-read it to make sure I understood what just happened then put the book down for a week.
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: USAA membership question on: March 22, 2011, 01:02:18 AM
I've got USAA and I'm an insurance adjuster for a different company smile.

USAA is, hands down, the best insurance company on the market.  If your parents qualify there is no reason at all that they should be using anyone else.  You can do car, home and financial all within the USAA umbrella.  Can't recommend it enough.
50  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rift on: March 02, 2011, 01:10:39 PM
The Wanderers di go ahead and made the move to Molinar last night. FYI
51  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rift on: March 02, 2011, 01:45:49 AM
Hey fellas just an update on the Wanderers, the queue in Sunrest is at 520 right now.  We are going to have to move, the question is to where.  Front runner for the move right now is Molinar but it's not 'official' yet but the server has been in Medium pop all week and only hits high on occasion. Later on that may make issues with world PvP but we can worry about that then, I suppose.

We are going to wait until 10PM EST for a final decision but if nothing drastic changes in Molinar's makup before then that's probably where we will be going.
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Man Tears: What movie(s) have made grown men weep? on: February 16, 2011, 01:17:39 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on February 16, 2011, 05:52:33 AM

Saving Private Ryan: the beginning and end, as others have noted.

LOTR Trilogy: particularly the latter two films.  Some of Theoden's speeches are epic, the scene where everyone bows to the Hobbits, etc.



They should have rolled credits right there.

The Green Mile.  I was really unprepared for the emotion that would bring out at the end.
SPR at the end also.
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm curious -is this true american dining? on: February 11, 2011, 02:14:46 PM
Woah, 68 bucks for a 21oz Ribeye?  That steak had better come with a happy ending.
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apology to the forum on: February 10, 2011, 02:49:06 PM
Gone for 4 years and still has a bajillion more posts than me.

Welcome back!
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need remodelling suggestions/advice on: February 07, 2011, 08:58:22 PM

Quote from: mytocles on February 07, 2011, 08:02:11 PM

As for prices - we have friends that had quite a bit of remodeling done inside their house - at $150 per hour. 

Another note.  If at all possible,  never do a job on an hourly basis.  Always have the contractor bid out the whole job.  If you work by the hour he'll find a way to stretch it out for days and days.
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need remodelling suggestions/advice on: February 07, 2011, 07:29:34 PM
Congrats on picking the 2 most expensive rooms in the home to remodel smile.  Catch me on vent if you have any particular questions.  Understand what you want to accomplish and what you can 'live' with.  In the bath if you are moving any of the drain lines be prepared for sticker shock.  Also

Never

Ever

Ever

Ever

Ever give your contractor the last check without getting a notarized release of lein that all the subs have signed.

Our average bath remodel for a 10X10 unit is about 8500-12500

Our average kitchen runs about 20K

Good Luck
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Charlie Sheen rushed to Hospital on: January 28, 2011, 11:43:31 AM
Wow,  the downside to having a porn star come over to your house and party?  She can't shut her mouth.

http://www.tmz.com/2011/01/27/charlie-sheen-hospitalized-porn-star-kacey-jordan-video-account-recap-party-cocaine-blow-xxx/

Even though we 'know'  how hard he parties I never expected someone to come out and say it all right on TV.  Well worth the watch.
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's The First Game You Remember Finishing? on: January 03, 2011, 11:48:18 AM

Quote from: The Grue on January 02, 2011, 09:09:01 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 02, 2011, 08:43:50 PM

Adventure on Atari 2600

+1

+1
59  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online screenshots *only* on: January 02, 2011, 03:12:32 PM
Who do I talk to for an invite to the fleet?
60  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: January 01, 2011, 03:13:49 AM
Just started playing.  Price on steam was too good to pass up.  Toons name is Cortilian.  Have no idea what I'm doing or how to add friends, etc but i'll figure it out.
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Kinect on: December 24, 2010, 08:45:05 PM
This thing is going to be Nintendo printing money laughing execs guys huge.

My wife wants one.

My wife.  The one who HATES video games.

She asked me if we had a 360 because she would go buy one if we didn't to get it.

Microsoft stock going up.
62  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: WoW for players with a backbone on: December 14, 2010, 08:01:30 PM

Quote from: msduncan on December 14, 2010, 05:01:52 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 14, 2010, 05:00:13 PM

I check the wanderers forum maybe once every 2 months man. (in addition, we're on Dalvengyr because I already had my main here)

I thought you were banished from The Wanderer's forum because you don't wear panties.      ?

He was banished from the Wanderers forums because he insisted on wearing thongs on the guild webcam.  Panties are acceptable and expected per Ritt's Rules of Order and Decency.

Sorry Hark.  Promised I'd never tell.
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dancing with the stars - Argentina (NSWF video in link) on: December 13, 2010, 02:35:21 PM
Wow!  Now that's must see TV.

Wonder if the host was really pissed?
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher 1.5 is out today, Enhanced Directors Cut due July 31st on: December 01, 2010, 11:51:57 AM
I believe http://www.nhancer.com/ can set up custom graphic setting by game for you and one of those is disable SLI.
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen; Memories of Ice question on: October 29, 2010, 05:23:23 PM
I just started reading these two weeks ago.  Just started Deadhouse Gates.  Loving them so far.
66  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: EVE Online: Tyrannis, to be followed by Incursion on: October 08, 2010, 02:21:44 PM
YGPM.  Yeah the war is 'interesting' to say the least.
67  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: EVE Online: Tyrannis, to be followed by Incursion on: October 07, 2010, 06:05:21 PM
FYI the corp has just gotten into a war.  Pretty fun so far, some other corp is trying to ransom us. 
68  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: EVE Online: Tyrannis on: August 17, 2010, 02:10:07 PM
Yeah, it could have been a lot worse.  Had about 50mil in the Drake,  Got about 150 in the Raven smile.

I'm going to have to redo how I handle wormholes.  How I was handling it was that usually Selari and I would find the wormhole and then I'd go inside the hole in my cloaked scanner to see if there was anything good.  If there was I'd grab my Drake and then we'd all go killing and handle it as a duo.  That's going to have to change.  Going to to have 3 people now.  2 do do the killing, mining, etc and 1 to sit as guard and look for ships in the area.

Oh well.
69  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: EVE Online: Tyrannis on: August 17, 2010, 10:42:35 AM
Well,  scratch the Drake from  my above list.  Was in a wormhole and was stupid last night.  Got complacent and got smoked.  Will have to replace it tonight.
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Yeehaa! New gaming laptop! Whats your rig? on: August 16, 2010, 02:26:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 16, 2010, 02:15:33 PM

I was debating getting one of these too, but model a1 or a2, with blu ray and 1080p, but the length of battery life killed it for me.  some reviews were saying 2 hours on battery power.

Yeah, battery life on this machine is not long at all.  2 hours is probably right in the area.  On a very good note though is that it is very cool.  There are 2 fans that exhaust out the rear and heat has not been an issue at all.  This isn't a computer I plan on depending on the battery for at all.  It's mostly a 'more portable desktop'.

I would have loved to ge the Blu-Ray and higher rez screen but it just wasn't in the budget. (says the guy who just bought an SSD for a boot drive)
71  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: EVE Online: Tyrannis on: August 16, 2010, 11:44:08 AM
Look us up.  I'm on most nights.  I've been working on skilling up survey skills as I've found a love for finding wormholes and hidden places.  Also, the sleeper areas of wormholes can be quite lucrative.  Level 4 missions are probably still better but this is more fun.  I was on a 60 day plan to get a Golem but it's turned into more of a 90 day plan as I've gotten interested in other things on the wayside.  However right now I've got a great little fleet and can do most anything I want:

Osprey - My miner can 'almost' keep up with an exhumer which drives the exhumer guy i mine with crazy btw.  Can hold 3 drones also to handle the rats so no guns needed.
Cormorant - My awesome salvage ship.  This gets used every day.
Heron - Cloaking survey ship.  Used to find and scout wormholes for cool stuff.  Wormholes are 0.0 space so anyone can kill you without consequence so I cloaky survey to make sure the area is clear.
Drake - level 3 mission runner and wormhole Sleeper site killer.  Can crash level 3 missions and is great at the wormhole sites.
Raven - Level 4 mission runner.  I'm 1 skill from having my Raven fitted exactly how I want it but the training time on it is 7 days so I've been training other things 1st smile.  This is a great ship for a bunch of different things but I've been using it mostly for running level 4 missions.  Eventually this ship will be upgraded to a Golem but that's still about 60 days out smile.

See you in game.
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Yeehaa! New gaming laptop! Whats your rig? on: August 16, 2010, 11:30:03 AM
Woah! 18" screen.  Niiice.  Not portable, but nice.

I got this a couple weeks ago.  It seems to have driver issues with the graphics drivers but those are getting worked out.

ASUS G73JH-RBBX05,



# Intel® Core™ i7-720QM processor
# 6GB DDR3 memory
# Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
# 17.3" LED-LCD high-definition plus widescreen display
# 500GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm)
# ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics
HDMI port for connection to an HDTV.
3D Audio with EAX Advanced HD 4.0 and 2 built-in stereo speakers.

So far is just screams through everything I've thrown at it.  I'm still using the reference drivers from Dec-09 because updating the graphics drivers right now seems to muck things up unless you jump through a lot of hoops.  I have a SSD on the way and once I get that in I'll fiddle with updating the graphics drivers.

The screen resolution is limited to 1600X900 which hasn't been a big issue for me but for $1,200 clams at BB I very happy with my purchase.

Note mine is also not portable.  It's big and not light and the listed battery life is, well, generous.  However, for sitting in my easy chair and playing Eve or League of Legends or Starcraft II and not getting wife aggro because I'm no longer holed up in the computer room is well worth it.
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shattered itouch screen - does Apple fix these? on: August 02, 2010, 12:11:43 PM
I have personally used http://www.re-tech.com/ for my son's itouch.  They also repair iPhones, etc.  I do not know if they do repairs by mail as they are in my area but it only cost 60 bucks for the repair.  Just the glass was broke,  the LED was fine.
74  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: EVE Online: Tyrannis on: July 19, 2010, 03:05:13 PM
Aganazer look for Cortilian, Soulchilde, vormithrax or Falchion on line and we'll get you in the corp.  I'm on evenings EST and the rest on on various hours.
75  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: EVE Online: Tyrannis on: July 14, 2010, 11:10:43 AM
Aganazer if you need a corp get with me, Soulchilde or PRMGR and we can get you into the one we are in.  Oh Falchion is also in this. 
76  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: EVE Online: Tyrannis on: June 30, 2010, 10:25:40 AM
Hooked up with Soulchilde and got him into the corp with PRGMR and I.  I'm still playing a couple hours each night and having fun.  Oh, for the extended downtime mentioned before they gave us a instant skill point credit  which is very cool.

Hopefully they'll remove learning skills sometime in the near future and credit those as well smile.
77  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: EVE Online: Tyrannis on: June 24, 2010, 03:41:18 PM
Eve normally goes down every day for 1 hour of scheduled downtime.  The actual downtime is really more like 20 mins.  Well.  Yesterday or the night before they were going to physically move the entire server to a new location.  In the same building I think but with better equipment and cooling I think.  The scheduled downtime for the outage was originally something along the lines of 6 hours.  It's now run over 24 and people would mutiny if they could.

I guess they never played WoW, or Shadowbane or Conan or Anarchy Online or EQ or EQII smile.

Hope they get it up soon though.  My skill queue was up about 9 hours ago.
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBox Live Gold Family plan coming on: June 22, 2010, 08:00:27 PM
+11!!!11

Thank you Jesus
79  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: EVE Online: Tyrannis on: June 08, 2010, 10:32:09 AM
Make a channel and I'll join it smile.  Just been hanging out in the corp channel for now.
80  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: EVE Online: Tyrannis on: June 07, 2010, 04:08:44 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on June 04, 2010, 09:26:20 PM

Guess I'll wander back for a bit. Need to move my carrier if anyone knows of any empty .4 systems that aren't infested with pirates.

Woot!
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