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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 21, 2012, 05:48:47 PM
Posted on OO too, but does anyone have a guest pass they could send my way? Thanks!
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Worth seeing a Chiropractor? on: May 11, 2012, 10:46:29 AM
Here's the problem Turtle. You're sure he's a fraud, and you're running around looking for 'facts' to prove it. It's supposed to be the other way around. You're supposed to look at the facts, and then determine from those whether or not he's a fraud or just someone doing ground-breaking work.

PS, you still didn't respond to all of the "real doctors" who acknowledged that whatever Carrick did hastened Crosby's recovery. You've jumped right past them in your witch hunt.
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Worth seeing a Chiropractor? on: May 09, 2012, 03:33:53 PM
Also somehow your guy missed this quote from the article:

The Penguins’ medical team, who have been overseeing Crosby’s recovery, also saw an improvement: they ran computerized tests called IMPACT to compare his current neurocognitive abilities with what they were before the concussion. The results: not quite “super-normal,” but “the best we’ve seen” since Crosby got hurt, as Collins said at the press conference.

And then..

Even medical professionals such as neurologist Kevin Gordon acknowledge that Crosby’s recent progress has been promising. “You’re dealing with a remarkable case report that says this holistic approach with multiple interventions has made somebody with a severe concussion improve on a time course which would seem remarkable compared to how they were recovering before,” he says.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Worth seeing a Chiropractor? on: May 09, 2012, 03:21:23 PM
Also I love how your link referring to Crosby's treatment has absolutely no scientific evidence in it about anything at all. There's no test results, not even commentary on whether or not Crosby's condition improved. Nothing. Nada. Zip. That's amusing.

There's also little to no real background done - he quotes something about 'straight' chiropractic and how it believes 'nearly all diseases originate in the spine'... and then proceeds to talk about chiropractic neurology - when the chiropractic neurologist I see almost never touches my spine in any way. He doesn't treat me for 'subluxations' or the like.

But again, that's the difference between good and bad. I will whole-heartedly agree that there are plenty of chiropractors I would avoid like the plague. I see someone who helps me when I need it (which is exceedingly rare these days), and who has helped everyone I've ever sent to him.
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Worth seeing a Chiropractor? on: May 09, 2012, 03:12:42 PM
Turtle, I'm not skeptical of modern medicine. I think it overall does a pretty good job of what it is supposed to do - more so in some areas than others. My point is just this: you are painting with an exceedingly broad brush. I work with a guy who the doctors at the top sports medicine clinic in one of the biggest cities in the country refer people to. He works on professional athletes from a variety of sports in conjunction with their team doctors. He is not a witch doctor, a snake oil salesman, or a quack. He has fixed every single person I have ever referred to him, bar none. He causes scientifically measurable improvement in athletes.

There are good chiropractors, and bad chiropractors. You seem to only know about the bad ones, and you're casting your opinion of the bad ones onto every single one and that's just wrong.
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Worth seeing a Chiropractor? on: May 06, 2012, 04:31:25 PM

Quote from: Turtle on May 06, 2012, 11:38:30 AM

One very important thing to realize is that medicine is just over the line of being pseudoscience, aka woo, aka junk that doesn't work that they try to sell you to cure everything. It was based around the cure all idea that everything is fixed by giving people drugs or performing surgery. Their methods are literally magic made to sound science-y. A recent study actually found a lot of the "corrections" they do are actually causing more harm, as evidenced by malpractice suits and declining health in the overall population. Also remember that doctors go to doctor schools that are setup by more doctors, instead of  as more of a certification mill.


It's almost the same idea as those people who thought all the body's problems were due to various bumps in the skull, and they would fix problems by literally hammering them into place.

No, no it really isn't. Of course, I'm sure you know more about this than the "real doctors" I know who refer patients to certain 'chiropractors' to get them fixed. Because really I'm sure those "real doctors" send their patients to the "fake doctors" because they just want to get rid of them.

Any "chiropractor" that actually do something positive could probably be called well trained physical therapists, or even spine specialized doctors, instead of a chiropractor.

Actually, they exist. And they are called "chiropractors".

I would say to avoid them and see a doctor of scientific medicine specialized in spine issues. Your pain may just be literally getting old, or could be caused by things not in any way related to what chiropracty purports to treat.

Or, it could be caused by something your "real doctor" isn't well equipped to treat. As I stated above, I went and saw the top orthopedic back guy in Atlanta... and he told me I was getting old when I was 30 and playing professional tennis. I saw a chiropractor and he fixed me.

Now granted there are things even the best chiropractors can't treat (duh). Any decent chiropractor worth his/her salt will refer you to a MD when they can't help you. That's happened to me.

The short of it is, chiropractors are a mixed bag. They are not all awesome, and they are not all snake oil salesmen/witch doctors. If you take the time to look around, you'll see there are chiropractors who have taken hold working with NFL/NHL athletes, as well as professional athletes from a variety of other sports. The guy I see helped treat Sydney Crosby for his concussion. These guys are legit, with an amazing understanding of neuroscience and specifically the way the pieces of the body interact.
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Worth seeing a Chiropractor? on: May 04, 2012, 04:28:55 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 02, 2012, 06:32:34 PM

I have two severely bulging discs at C6 and C7 with nerve impingement causing the same issues you're experiencing.  Physical therapy didn't work the first time around, I've gone through two rounds of epidural injections into the vertebrae with minimal results, I'm currently returning to PT with the hope that the injected anti-inflammatories may make PT more effective, but if none of this works then I have a surgical consultation in three weeks to discuss cleaning out the damaged discs and fusing my vertebrae.

Hopefully your injury is less severe and some basic treatment can fix the problem.  I'd hate for you to have to go through what I have thus far.

In terms of chiropractors, I had a bad experience and have zero intentions of ever returning to one.  I had severe back spasms a while back and saw a friend's chiropractor.  Not only did the treatment not help the spasming problem, but he wanted to treat other issues he perceived me to have and I left feeling that more harm was done than good.  It was painful, unpleasant, unhelpful, and ultimately pointless in treating my problem.  I equate chiropractors with voodoo and witch doctors in that I find them all to be equally ineffective.  I may be in the minority, but I don't need to hear "maybe you need a different chiropractor."  I don't "need" one, and my spine doc feels seeing a chiropractor would do me no good for my own disc issue. 

Have you seen a "real" doctor, like a spine specialist, to evaluate your problem?

Pete, as I said above, chiropractors unfortunately vary wildly in their skill level and expertise. "Real" doctors refer their patients to the guy I see. He works hand in hand with the Emory Sports Medicine Clinic - they refer people back and forth all of the time. This guy and the guy who taught him work on NFL players, NHL players and other professional athletes. So there's a lot more than voodoo going on here. In fact it is cutting edge science - they deal with neurological pathways and brain activity. Hell, there are neurosurgeons who go and learn from the guy who taught my guy - he's that good.
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you love that everyone else hates... on: May 02, 2012, 11:52:47 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 02, 2012, 06:39:09 AM

so who all hates Van Helsing? slywink

You refer to "Van Cleavage" do you not?
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does this make ANY sense? (relationship related) on: April 29, 2012, 12:05:20 AM
She's interested, and I doubt she's playing games. I think she's cautious, and scared of risking too much for nothing. If it is worth the risk for you, then flat out ask her out. See how the pair of you connect. If it rocks, then you have your answer.
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does this make ANY sense? (relationship related) on: April 28, 2012, 10:58:23 AM
She is clearly giving you green lights. It's just up to you to decide if you want some kind of a more-than-friends relationship with someone you work with.
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Norwegian about to be sentenced in the US for attempted mass murder... or is it? on: April 24, 2012, 08:30:38 PM
They are saying he tried to attack 12 people with a car, and attempted to kill 4 of those and didn't get a single one? He's a very shitty driver.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Worth seeing a Chiropractor? on: April 23, 2012, 06:17:13 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on April 23, 2012, 05:01:43 AM

I haven't seen any that are listed here. The one I went to did prescribe me something that did help wonders.

But in general it's been "Chiropractors are great, the pain goes away. Then I have to go back to make the pain go away again."

To me that's a sign of a mediocre to bad chiropractor. The good ones fix things and they stay fixed. Anyone who tells you you need to come in for 'maintenance' adjustments is not top of the line. The guy I see I only see what problems crop up, and they crop up infrequently, and usually because I've not been doing the right things to take care of myself given my sporadic activity level (intermittent bursts of extremely activity).

I took my lady to see him - she's had bad scoliosis from when she was a kid. Normal chiropractors can get her straight, and keep her that way with maintenance work. The guy I see laughs at the idea of her needing maintenance to keep her back straight. He takes people with scoliosis and makes it go away, period.
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Worth seeing a Chiropractor? on: April 22, 2012, 03:51:18 PM
The guy I see actually does mostly soft tissue work. When I was having hip problems, he dug his fingers deep into my stomach area, worked around for a while and within 2 days I was better. I very rarely get 'cracks' from him - he frequently doesn't touch the skeletal stuff, but more the muscles, tendons and ligaments that surround the joints to get the body to pull itself back into alignment rather than force the bones into alignment and hope that they stay there.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Worth seeing a Chiropractor? on: April 22, 2012, 03:18:22 PM
It depends on the chiropractor. They range from terrible to miracle-workers. If you can find one, I highly recommend someone who is certified in Chiropractic Neurology. The guy I see is, and he is downright amazing. He also has a background in Neuromuscular massage, so he's kind of a double whammy. But I've been to him about several different problems, and also sent people to him. He's fixed things ranging from back pain, to wrist injuries, to muscle injuries... it's hard to exaggerate the range of stuff he effectively treats.

All that said, he's a rare one, because of his expanded skillset. He and another guy named Carrick treated Sydney Crosby for his concussion issues. These guys are off the chart. A decent chiropractor should be able to help you some. A good one should be able to make your pain go away. I know a lot of people are very dubious about them. But I know how good good ones can be and it is totally worth it.

Heck when I first started seeing one, it was after getting an appointment with the top orthopedic back surgeon in Atlanta. He told me, effectively, that some people's backs just wear out before others, and that while some physical therapy might help I was probably stuck with lower back pain and problems for the rest of my life. He said all of this with a straight face to a 30 year old elite level athlete. I didn't laugh in his face, but I did leave and go looking for answers that made sense.

I saw one chiropractor for a little while who helped but didn't completely alleviate my symptoms. Then saw the guy I see now (only if I ever have a problem) and he worked miracles. I went from back pain and stiffness on a regular basis to being pain free and limber. I'm stronger and healthier now than I was when I was 25. Your mileage may vary but that's my experience.
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] M.S. One a.k.a. Lockout on: April 15, 2012, 12:29:32 AM
I saw this this afternoon and really enjoyed it. Fun movie. Great dialogue, good story. Just an enjoyable 90 minutes or however long it lasted.
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battleship the Movie on: April 07, 2012, 10:55:56 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on April 06, 2012, 02:43:38 PM

I really don't blame Taylor Kitsch, but who are these studio bean counters who think he merits $450 million across two movie budgets?

And director-wise, arguably, if you're James Cameron or Michael Bay, I can understand studios taking that kind of crazy budget risk. But Andrew Stanton (John Carter)? Peter Berg (Battleship)? imho, Stanton was successful at Pixar because, well, it's Pixar. Peter Berg had a hit with Hancock because, well, Will Smith is mostly bulletproof at the box office (and, arguably, it was a reasonably entertaining film). Taylor Kitsch... is not. icon_razz

What really kills me is think about the good you could do in the world, anywhere, with $200+ million. I love movies, I don't blanche if a fun and/or great film costs $200M+, but when it's spent making forgettable crap that even a spring/summer movie audience won't lap up, it just seems a horrible waste of resources.

Communist bastard.
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Organized Competitive Adult Sports... on: April 02, 2012, 12:22:11 PM
I still play competitive tennis on a fairly regular basis. There's some high level leagues in Atlanta, where at the top levels it is mostly current and former college players and pros. Hopefully going to play for a spot in the US Open mixed doubles main draw a little later this year - they have a wild card tournament, and there are two women I play with some with whom we'd have a real shot at it. That's about it though - I've never competed in martial arts tournaments, and haven't played any organized team sports since I was a ringer for my brother's corporate league team 8 or 9 years ago.
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 2012 Health Improvement Thread on: March 25, 2012, 11:19:01 AM
Gratch, it's worth it for you to do some free weights even if it isn't til failure. Doing dumb-bell presses to a point short of failure will still make all of the stabilizing muscles work hard and get stronger, which is really where the benefits lie. Don't think of it as being a pec exercise when you do it. That might help smile
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me pick my new mobile phone on: March 21, 2012, 04:21:38 PM
Lee, how much is Apple paying you for your posting? biggrin

You're absolutely wrong on battery, for example. The iphone does better than most android phones in battery - absolutely. However there are android models that it does not do better than. The Razr Maxxx is an obvious example that leaps to mind. Sometimes it's a little easy to get caught up in comparisons, but let's remember that Apple essentially has ONE MODEL. It's not perfect at anything. It is a well-designed, reliable piece of equipment + software. To act like it's better than everything else everyone puts out at everything is just ridiculous. "Android" is a very big blanket at this point. There are multiple manufacturers each individually with significantly more models than Apple has. Each of these models has its strengths (granted sometimes that strength is simple price point, but for the high end devices that is absolutely not the case).

Everything has a trade-off. Apple makes tradeoffs, the various phone manufacturers building for android make tradeoffs. A lot of people are very happy with the balance Apple found with their single device. Other people prefer the balance other manufacturers found. Personally I've found android to be very stable, and problem free. I don't have any difficulty finding apps to do what I want. I've fiddled with iphones some of my friends have - it is a good device. Just not quite for me as it doesn't fit my needs.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 80s Music on: March 20, 2012, 05:10:57 PM
No 80's listing is complete without Dexy's Midnight Runners and "Come On Eilleen". The quintessential 80's one-hit-wonder.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Publisher pulls plug on FHM Magazine on: March 18, 2012, 08:33:26 PM
It and Maxim were virtually the exact same magazine. Never could figure out how they both stayed in business.
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 2012 Health Improvement Thread on: March 14, 2012, 12:02:35 PM

Quote from: kratz on March 13, 2012, 03:40:40 PM

So... Some questions:

Cheese is ok? Dairy is ok?

Are roasted/otherwise cooked nuts bad?  I have a mild but irritating allergic reaction to raw nuts...

Is eating a large breakfast (I'm clocking your breakfast in at 550 - 600 calories - guessing on how much meat you put in there - so it's not that huge) and a single ingredient lunch (like how many nuts are we talking here, measurement wise?) something that these plans advocate?

Seems really low on fruit/vegetables - is that typical?

I also avoid hfcs, because why bother either way, and we try to eat almost entire 'whole' foods, e.g. no processed or prepared stuff.  Do you differentiate between saturated and unsaturated fats, and sources of fat from oils, etc.?

I also do a protein supplement post workout (I use myoplex... that was just what I started with and I haven't tried anything else out of laziness/liking the ease of use.)

In unrelated news - I saw an article where they did a study where  spicy foods, such as curries (like we made last night) result in 'a decrease of triglycerides by about one-third' in the bloodstream.  So bring on the spice!

I don't want to put words in Purge's mouth, but I can probably answer some of these concerns from a paleo perspective.

Roasted/cooked nuts are fine.

Cheese/dairy I don't know about Purge's setup. In paleo they aren't, but I do small amounts of cheese occasionally. Cheese is an inflammation causer, not a huge glycemic impact food.

The huge breakfast/single food lunch is a personal choice - the plans advocate not having huge glycemic impact meals. Whether those meals are made out of single ingredient foods or absurd variety is up to you. I eat a huge protein breakfast (bacon and eggs w/ the eggs cooked in bacon fat) every morning. But then lunch if also big and varied. Chicken with vegetables is a typical lunch for me.

It shouldn't be low on fruit/vegetables, just low on certain fruits and vegetables. In truth you have licence to eat as much non-starchy vegetables as you want. Broccoli, eat your heart out. Squash, eat your heart out. Potatoes not so much. Same thing with fruit. Apples are a great low-GI snack. Bananas have a significantly higher GI impact.

Fats are important, especially your Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratios. Hit up Mark's Dailly Apple for more info on that ratio.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New game - Describe a movie in 2 sentences or less. Snark encouraged. on: March 07, 2012, 12:55:54 PM
Bourne Identity: Man forgets who is he is, remembers how to kill people.

Bourne Supremacy/Ultimatum: Man kills people. Director forgets to read book movie is named after.
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New game - Describe a movie in 2 sentences or less. Snark encouraged. on: March 07, 2012, 12:53:23 PM
Hook - Grumpy exec has mental breakdown. Hugs kids.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DC universe Reboot/Relaunch on: March 06, 2012, 01:19:51 PM
Enjoying what I've read so far, which has been Batman, Batgirl, Batwoman, Detective Comics, and Catwoman. Supergirl too, which has been an interesting one. I like the artwork in all of them, and the stories have been pretty good. Lots of tie-ins as well.
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Motorola Droid on: March 04, 2012, 02:50:39 PM
How are you liking the Droid 4, ATB? I'm very torn on which direction to go with my next phone, so any feedback would be great.
107  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LF: MW3 for PS3 on: March 04, 2012, 02:16:24 PM
Hit me up if you're interested in selling or trading it!
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 2012 Health Improvement Thread on: March 02, 2012, 03:32:47 PM

Quote from: Gratch on March 02, 2012, 02:58:37 PM

Sounds cool Ron, good luck!

At the urging of both Pete and Trent Steel, I did actual squats for the first time in 20+ years this morning.  I've been avoiding them because my lower back is such a mess, but I'm actually feeling pretty good afterwards.  I didn't do much weight (one set at 135 and two at 145), but it didn't put as much strain as I remember on my back.  Felt strange to go back to a lift I haven't done since college.

If you haven't squatted for 20 years, I would strongly recommend starting at well below those weights and going through the range of motion for a week or two, focusing on core stability and balance. Then slowly build the weight up. I am a HUGE fan of squats as an exercise, but if you have a history of back problems, jumping into squatting an adult female isn't probably the best way to get back into it.
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 2012 Health Improvement Thread on: February 27, 2012, 01:39:45 PM
Dude, 4 lbs a week is huge. That's one of the biggest sustained weight loss rates I've ever heard of without surgery biggrin Great job!
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 2012 Health Improvement Thread on: February 20, 2012, 01:55:26 PM
Most of your "core exercises" shouldn't involve any movement. In truth your core is mostly intended for stabilization. Planks should make up the majority of any work you do with your core. Front planks, reverse planks, side planks. Hold them for increasing amounts of time as your strength improves. Situps mostly work your hip flexors, which are important, but are not your abdominal muscles slywink
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who is Apple going after this week? on: February 17, 2012, 02:49:29 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 16, 2012, 07:42:30 PM

I found another one:

This is exactly to someone's point earlier. Some of the tablets above had most or all of the ipad's functionality. Apple didn't make something light-years ahead of the rest in terms of what it could do. They made something that had a superior form-factor. It looked purty.
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 17-Year-Old Drops After Eating Only Chicken Nuggets Since Age 2. on: February 14, 2012, 04:13:03 PM
My step-dad is an MD who specializes in hormonal stuff. A few years ago he had to treat a 19 year old male who had grown breasts from the estrogen in fast food chicken. Of course, this guy really did eat McDonald's chicken nuggets for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: R.I.P. Whitney Houston on: February 13, 2012, 03:31:25 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 13, 2012, 03:26:41 PM

In Australia, plumbers perform onstage to sold out audiences and have movies made about them?  Christ, you people are boring.   Tongue

Nope. In Australia we've developed some of the same, weird obsession with 'celebrity'.
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: R.I.P. Whitney Houston on: February 13, 2012, 03:11:54 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on February 13, 2012, 12:59:55 PM

The interesting thing is that Crux mocks those who mourn Whitney, defending his point based on one bad aspect of her life.  So hes accusing those mourning of focusing on her singing ability, while he derides her based on her drug addiction.  I think Crux is the one we should mourn, his must be a dark, sad life if he can only acknowledge what is bad in a person.  Based on that we should mourn no one.  People all have their good and bad attributes.  We are the sum total of that.

Dude, you clearly didn't get my point. I'm not really judging Whitney for her drug addictions. Terrible waste of talent, terrible waste of opportunity. I was deriding the double standards of our society. It's ok to be an addict if you have some artistic talent - then you're a "tortured artist". But if you're a plumber with a drug addiction then you're a loser, a waste to society. I'm not knocking Whitney per se - I don't approve of the choices she made, but my approval doesn't matter in the slightest - it was her choices to make, and her life to do with as she chose. She chose, and her life is over tragically early as a result of those choices. I am judging a society that holds the ability to sing or throw a football above that of the ability to perform a complex heart surgery, or rush into a burning building to save a life.

I'm not trying to be 'superior' as someone put it earlier in the thread. I'm sharing my thoughts and opinions on an internet message board. I don't pretend to know with absolute certainty that I am right and any of you disagreeing or arguing with me are wrong. I do know however with absolute certainty that this is my opinion and I'm entitled to it. I like being a part of a community where we share these opinions in a polite and respectful manner.

I live a happy, fulfilling life. Don't weep or mourn for me - it'd be a terrible waste of your time and emotional energy.
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: R.I.P. Whitney Houston on: February 12, 2012, 09:32:04 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 12, 2012, 08:36:08 PM

So it's a messed up society that celebrates a person for their talent?

It's the type of talents our society idolizes people for that makes our society messed up. She sang songs. She had a beautiful voice. Our society makes her and people like her a point of obsession.

So, in your opinion, what was the most important thing about her?

You know, I don't know.. because I don't know her. I'd sure hope it wasn't her voice. She was born with a fantastic set of vocal chords. If that is what defines her a person rather than the choices she made in her life then she wasn't much of a person. I'd care far more about what sort of friend/mother/sister/person she was to the people around her and that she met in life than her winning the genetic singing lottery. She didn't choose the latter, but the former is the choices that define who she really was. And that's why she should be mourned or not mourned. You people are sad over the loss of a voice, not a person.
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: R.I.P. Whitney Houston on: February 12, 2012, 07:35:32 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 12, 2012, 06:02:42 PM

But you throw away probably the most important thing about her as though it wasn't important.

It's like saying if Sherlock Holmes wasn't good at solving crimes, people would just consider him a coke head, so we should ignore him.

I wanted a more real life example, but there you go.

Maybe if people hadn't looked at her and said "The most important thing about her is her voice" then she wouldn't have turned into a crackhead. Who knows? But I would say that her voice wasn't the most important thing about her at all. It just happens to be the only thing most people cared about. That's why I weep for our society.
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: R.I.P. Whitney Houston on: February 12, 2012, 05:15:54 PM

Quote from: The Grue on February 12, 2012, 04:11:00 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 12, 2012, 03:51:15 PM

Quote from: Crux on February 12, 2012, 01:27:24 PM

The world only noticed her because she could sing. The world will only miss her because she could sing. I don't weep for Whitney Houston. I weep for a society that weeps for her.


I weep for you.

I'm fairly indifferent to Whitney, personally, but if you've never been moved by an artist to the point where you'd write something ridiculous like that, I don't think there's much hope for you.

Isn't he normally the one with the cross for an avatar?

Lol no. My avatar is normally a constellation, Crux Australis, which is above my homeland of Australia slywink

I'm moved by artists all of the time. I love music, and it is a huge part of my life. My point is this: If Whitney Houston couldn't sign, society would consider her a crackhead. Normal people would cross the street to avoid her walking down the street. But because she can sing, people who have never met her will mourn simply because she has a good voice. The very fact you think I'm "lost" because of this is exactly the thing I'm talking about. There are people far more worthy of our society's tears that a crack addict who happened to be a good singer.
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: R.I.P. Whitney Houston on: February 12, 2012, 01:27:24 PM
The world only noticed her because she could sing. The world will only miss her because she could sing. I don't weep for Whitney Houston. I weep for a society that weeps for her.
119  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Favorite WebOS Game? on: February 08, 2012, 02:52:42 PM
Any touchpad people out there have favorite gaming apps they want to share?
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: samsung galaxy nexus on: February 06, 2012, 05:21:09 PM
It really depends what you are looking for. I have an original droid. I've run it unrooted, with Pete's Bugless Beast, and with Cyanogenmod. To me, Pete's Bugless Beast is the best. It is fast, stable, and clean. Cyanogenmod adds some really cool features, like locked-screen gestures. But, my droid just doesn't have the horsepower to really handle it. I noticed a huge slowdown for me with Cyanogenmod vs PBB, so I went back to the latest of PBB and am happy as a clam (really just biding time now til I have a compelling reason to buy a new phone...the droid Razr Maxx is tempting me!).
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