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321  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What would you be? on: February 02, 2005, 04:46:13 AM
Quote from: "PaulBot"
Quote from: "dbt1949"
I ended up being an electronic technician for 25 years.If I could do it over again and I couldn't be a pimp I think maybe a vetenarian or even a computer programer.


Seriously, I think about chucking it all and driving for UPS, but then I wake up and see the stack of bills on my desk. Sigh...


Um, you LIKE lower back injuries?  :shock:
322  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Eagles vs. Falcons FAN gets Slammed Treasure Hunt on: January 25, 2005, 02:26:35 PM
Quote from: "ElijahPrice"
The cameraman was like the rest of us.  You can't take your eyes off something like that.

Alge coming down with that ball was very impressive.  But he didn't make it off the field without getting wobbly (he might have even kneed down for a second or so).  The aswesome thing was that Dawkins just laid into him and then stood right up, like a brick wall.  Gotta love that guy.  I went to the Eagles-Redksins game when he did the same to Laverneus Coles (who bounced up as well).

If I could play football, I would definitely be a saftey so I could od the same.

Vick stinks because his coaching stinks.  You cna't deny that the man is a terrific athlete especially running and that he has one of the best deliveries in the league (speed, spiral, prettiness).  He might never develop if he doesn't get a real coach.


After the game, BD said that he took a standing 8 count after the Crumpler hit. Liked the Hollis Thomas hit to prevent the touchdown. The security guard was my third favorite hit and got a roar from the crowd too! nod
323  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HALF LIFE 2 WORKS! on: January 24, 2005, 02:07:14 AM
First.... person.... shooter.....?

What is that? Some kind of strategy game?
324  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I got married a week ago! UPDATE with picture links on: January 15, 2005, 05:13:58 AM
To you, she'll always be that radiant bride that walked down the aisle, smiling at you with tears of joy and love in her eyes....

To her, you'll always be 200 pounds of modeling clay....
"I'll make him perfect if it's the last thing I do!!!!"

Good fortune and much happiness. biggrin
325  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Supporting the economy, and why my gf rocks. on: January 15, 2005, 05:07:33 AM
Quote from: "ChrisGwinn"
My wife once left the country and said "If I came back and we had a new television, I wouldn't be disappointed."


My wife said the same thing to me the other day,
 if by "television" you meant "boyfriend" and "disapointed", you meant "Get the hell out of my house!" unibrow
326  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Elektra - ouch.... on: January 15, 2005, 05:01:56 AM
Quote from: "Laner"


I've heard people say the same thing about Hilary Swank - I just don't see it with either one... they're both awesome IMO. Or maybe I'm just gay.  Who knew?  :wink:



You lesbian!  :lol:
327  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Electric guitar questions on: January 13, 2005, 04:18:58 AM
Quote from: "Zekester"
Barre chords?  :shock:

What about the last section with the slash and all the 0's and 2's?  :?:

328  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Electric guitar questions on: January 10, 2005, 11:31:33 PM
I guess you're not worthy then.
329  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Electric guitar questions on: January 10, 2005, 04:53:44 AM
Quote from: "Zekester"
I have a question about using the TABS that are found on some sites.........

As the first note, let's say there's 2 different chords being shown....a 3 on the 5th string, and a 4 on the first string.

Would this mean that I need to strum both of those at the same time?
And is it JUST those 2 strings, and not any others?

Link please?
330  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What classic tv show car would you choose.... on: January 10, 2005, 04:51:09 AM


During dynamometer tests the car developed 146-horsepower at the rear wheels and reached a wheel speed of 108 miles per hour against the four horsepower drag of the machine. At this point the test terminated abruptly when the rubber tread spun off the tires of one of the rear wheels that was being tested.

With the exception of the General Lee <snort> everything else is too fat dumb and happy (safety and emission control systems choke horsepower and add weight ).
Give '72 or earlier, please!  biggrin
331  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GOAT of the Year Voting: PC edition on: January 07, 2005, 03:05:49 AM
LE, I've seen and played offline too, just not on his computer biggrin
Fortunately, he hasn't been too disapointed, he's playing Rome Total War too!
Valve forums seem to consist of "Dewd, ur a priate, what do you expect?"
332  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GOAT of the Year Voting: PC edition on: January 06, 2005, 04:25:32 AM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Quote from: "Big Jake"
They said it is available to play in offline mode, so he he shouldn't have to do anything else.
Evidently he's not truly offline if it's not working for him.

Try physically disconnecting your network cable (be it broadband or phone line) from your computer's modem.  That should make offline mode work fine.



LE, no offense, it will NOT work off line. I've spent far more time dicking around with that game to get it to play offline. It will not. Not matter how much crap I download from steam. Disconnecting the cable does not matter. I can walk away for half an hour and steam sits there bitching about how it can't connect. BTW, I had to install a modem in my son's computer because it was never supposed to be internet capable. We have my pos for that. Only one computer to monitor for viruses and spyware, y'know?

So far he's gotten more gaming time in on "Curse of Monkey Island" and Planescape Torment.

HL2, pretty as it is, could be Duke Nukem 3d as far as gameplay is concerned. Certainly not worth the money he paid, IMHO.
333  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: On Shania Twain and exclamation marks!!!! on: January 04, 2005, 02:05:38 AM
Quote from: "warning"
So I'm in the process of ripping CD's into iTunes and I run across (my wife's) Shania Twain's Up! CD.  It's not worth the wear and tear on the CD drive to rip but I happen to look at the song titles.  Good Lord check out this list:

1. Up!
2. I'm Gonna Getcha Good!
3. She's Not Just A Pretty Face
4. Juanita
5. Forever And For Always
6. Ain't No Particular Way
7. It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing
8. Nah!
9. (Wanna Get To Know You) That Good!
10. C'est La Vie
11. I'm Jealous
12. Ka-Ching!
13. Thank You Baby! (For Makin' Someday Come So Soon)
14. Waiter! Bring Me Water!
15. What A Way To Wanna Be!
16. I Ain't Goin' Down
17. I'm Not In The Mood (To Say No!)
18. In My Car (I'll Be The Driver)
19. When You Kiss Me

If I count correctly there are a total of 10 (ten!) exclamation marks over the course of 19 (nineteen!) songs!  That's exciting!  Don't you feel excited!!!!!

Besides my wife (who assures me she listened to it once and shelved it), does anyone with a modicum of intelligence listen to this drivel?


I was really excited until I got to number 16.    unibrow
334  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Electric guitar questions on: January 03, 2005, 05:01:28 AM
Quote from: "Zekester"
dickhead  :x  :wink:

Yes.

Yes I am.


Seriously, what do you want to play and what type of guitar do you want?
I go here to drool-
http://www.gruhn.com/
http://www.elderly.com/

If I REALLY wanted to be a dickhead, I would have linked directly to the hammered dulcimer section. :twisted:

Edit: Damn you! Now I'm looking at Fenders instead of going to bed...
335  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Electric guitar questions on: January 02, 2005, 10:15:55 PM
http://www.ballyhoovintage.com/51/51042.html
336  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Windows 98 or Windows XP? on: January 01, 2005, 01:08:14 AM
Quote from: "Raven VII"
On one hand, the system only has 256 MB of RAM, so XP will probably run like a dog on it.


Doesn't matter how much ram it has because he'll download three different versions of Elfbowling. biggrin
I would spring for XP because of the automatic updates. I have the Computer Associates EZAV anti-virus and that runs pretty transparently inn the background. The knock against the XP firewall is that it stops stuff from getting in but doesn't prevent programs from getting out.
My wife's cousin has an 800mhz Dell with XP and 128 megs of ram. I think it runs like crap, but she doesn't know any different.
I think that whichever os you choose, you're going to have an ongoing techsupport role.  :roll:
If you use XP, turn off desktop cleanup and personalized menus. It'll save you a lot of (user-related) agravation in the long run....
337  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Issues setting up Fedora Core 3 on hp laptop on: December 31, 2004, 04:27:10 AM
I haven't had much chance to play with Fedora (still on dialup  :roll: ) did you install all four disks?
Mandrake and SuSe are nice distros that I've played around with.
Some links:
This one deals with the networking issue
http://www.siliconvalleyccie.com/#Linux%20Main
http://www.linuxnewbie.org/
http://www.linuxlookup.com/
338  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GOAT of the Year Voting: PC edition on: December 30, 2004, 03:27:46 AM
Add my vote for HL2. I've been fooling with it for three days and it STILL will not run in off-line mode. Valve, I hope you enjoyed getting my son's fifty bucks - cause you'll never see any more from us.
339  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Terrell Owens out for playoffs on: December 23, 2004, 11:19:48 PM
I miss the old days when Dallas wasn't just a speed bump in the road to the playoffs. There were some good games there. Now.... Well I believe someone mentioned karma? unibrow
340  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 22, 2004, 04:31:31 AM
341  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Tell me... on: December 21, 2004, 04:23:21 AM
Quote from: "CeeKay"
no, but I'm going to string up lights on my directory trees slywink

You'll have a big stack of gifts underneath, but only the Admininistrator will have rights to them...
342  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Music that you miss. on: December 20, 2004, 10:35:31 PM
Quote from: "zinckiwi"

Marc Bolan/T.Rex

 :shock:  :oops:  :lol:
More monitor, Mike!
343  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Terrell Owens out for playoffs on: December 20, 2004, 10:31:47 PM
Quote from: "GungHo"
I wonder if the Iggles fans cheered while he was laying on the ground?

Nah we only do that for Cowboys. :twisted:  I guess now we see a lot of swing passes to Westbrook and tosses to the tight ends. And maybe McNabb will run a little more instead of trying to be a pocket passer. If he stays in the pocket you have a better chance at sacking him than if he scrambles.
344  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Need some help with a power supply... on: December 18, 2004, 02:02:17 AM
Power button would be enough just to see if it works.

Idle thought, did you plug in the 4 pin power cable to the mobo?
I, um, forgot that plug the last box I built.....
345  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What song puts a stupid grin on your face? on: December 12, 2004, 04:25:31 AM
Camel Walk, Southern Culture on the Skids.

"Ba-by, can you eat that snack cracker in your "special outfit" for me, please."

Good for a grin everytime I hear it.  biggrin
346  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How old are you? on: December 12, 2004, 04:18:23 AM
Age 42 bday July 20 1962.
Huh. Must have been an awful cold October back in "62. Or there was nothing good on tv. ... :oops:
347  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: cop pulls over wife...strangness ensues on: December 10, 2004, 01:16:08 AM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
Ok the setup...my wife is 4'8" and 80lbs....when she drives it appears like the car is driverless from behind.


He coulda just came out and said he thought she was a little kid driving lol.

Sounds like my wife. I thought if I married a tiny girl she couldn't physically abuse me.

The I woke up with a ballgag in my mouth, duct taped to the bed and smelling of kerosine....
348  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Wife's computer refuses to read CD's on: December 05, 2004, 02:38:17 AM
Some times XP does that. I just looked at a girl's computer which was doing that and got it to boot from one of those live eval linux discs, so I knew it wasn't the hardware. She did a "repair" install and now it sees the cdroms just fine.
If you can boot from the XP cd, it's most likely that.
Just another form of Windows rot I guess.
349  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / (How) to Kill a Mockingbird on: November 24, 2004, 03:37:55 AM
One of these?

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/tow.htm
350  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / We need another hot chick thread... on: November 14, 2004, 06:32:34 AM
Quote from: "lokiju"
I think for the stability of my fragile mind, everyone should follow Jeff's lead! :?

Ask and you shall receive!!

351  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Panic! SATA devices. on: November 11, 2004, 05:31:10 AM
I used an Abit av8 for my brothers comp. Loading the os was a pig becuse I kept loading the wrong drivers for the sata. Can't wait for my upgrade cycle...
352  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Panic! SATA devices. on: November 10, 2004, 04:56:07 AM
Listen, either grab your crotch or talk trash but don't do both  :mrgreen:
What board do you have?
353  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I'm back (with a new name) on: November 10, 2004, 04:48:05 AM
Quote from: "Jeff Jones"
Welcome! Can we call you TOWS for short? smile


Oh god,I can hear the jokes about TOWS missle already....
354  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Panic! SATA devices. on: November 07, 2004, 03:19:40 AM
Here are add-in controller cards if you want to go that route Try here.

http://www.newegg.com/app/manufact.asp?catalog=410&DEPA=0

 Here are two boards that support 4 sata devices,

ASUS A8V Deluxe    VIA K8T800 Pro    VIA 8237    1 AGP, 5 PCI    Realtek ALC850    2 PATA, 4 SATA (two from VIA 8237, two from Promise 20378 controller)    VIA 8237 and Promise 20378 both support RAID 0, 1, or JBOD    8 USB 2.0, 2 FireWire    Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet

MSI K8T Neo 2    VIA K8T800 Pro    VIA 8237    1 AGP, 5 PCI    RealTek ALC850    2 PATA, 4 SATA (two from VIA 8237, two from Promise 20579 controller)    VIA 8237 and Promise 20579 both support RAID 0, 1, or JBOD    8 USB 2.0, 3 FireWire    Realtek 8110S Gigabit Ethernet

Heres an article about them,
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1647381,00.asp

Lord, I love tabbed browsing! smile
355  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Request for help of the hacker type kind. on: November 05, 2004, 05:11:38 AM
I had the same problem a couple of years ago. It sucks and I feel for you. FortunatelyEarthlink sued the balls off them. :twisted:
356  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had a dream about dbt last night... on: November 03, 2004, 04:50:58 AM
Quote from: "warning"
And it was weird.  He was in Time magazine of all things.  In the dream he was 80 years old and had married some 25 year-old.  I'm not even sure why he was in Time magazine.

I woke up thinking hey dbt!  I didn't know you were 80!

Idiot. You left out the most important part - was she hot or not? :wink:
357  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Dating across cultures on: October 31, 2004, 01:29:03 AM
Quote from: "dbt1949"
Is this sort of like dating Canadians?

Yes, but minus the bacon....
358  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / CG out of bandwidth? on: October 30, 2004, 03:11:18 AM
Is that another get them drunk allusion???
359  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Turtle Beach sound cards on: October 25, 2004, 04:37:28 AM
How is the Creative card for recording? I play around with Cakewalk when I have the time and I'm out of the loop on hardware.
360  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Microsoft .Net question(log in) on: October 15, 2004, 03:41:15 AM
Quote from: "egrudzin"
Ah, so you can disable ASPNET with no problems.  Thanks for the info disarm.  I thought about trying it but I didn't want to break anything.  If it doesn't really do anything kinda makes me wonder why it's there at all?

It's part and parcel with the MS "warehouse more stuff on your machine so we don't have to put it in the install and it makes our programs look as slim as a beauty queen while in reality, they look more like Oprah after a weekend of fudge ripple madness" initiative.
I had to install it when I loaded vb.net for school.
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