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2401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kerry concedes on: November 03, 2004, 10:38:25 PM
The petty insults do nothing but make you all look like whiney babies.
2402  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kerry concedes on: November 03, 2004, 05:57:26 PM
LOL Falator, you're more than welcome to visit http://www.octopusoverlords.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=6 and search the old posts where everything you talk about was discussed in full.


Hetz, glad to see you're still kicking, you should report in to your "Conservatives are Shocked" thread over at R&P, they have some tar and feathers ready for you.

  I don't want a theocracy, I do want a more conservative country both socially and fiscally, and that appears to be the case.
2403  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kerry concedes on: November 03, 2004, 05:14:03 PM
Thank goodness! smile  

Tough race all around and I wish the best to Kerry supporters.


I'm personally couldn't be happier with the win and the overall direction it appears the country is leaning. smile
2404  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kate Hudson. Wow. [56k] on: November 02, 2004, 05:57:17 AM
She is hot.
2405  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN CG Football League. Week 5 Has Begun !!! on: November 02, 2004, 03:45:37 AM
Quote from: "stiffler"
I looked at the league, and there is one game left to be played.  They have until 11/4 to play it so that the week can be advanced.


Well, heck, I will still be on in 1 minute if you want to play a non-league game.
2406  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I Popped the Question on: November 02, 2004, 03:25:03 AM
Quote from: "Purge"
Gratz buddy smile

So, um, I guess you won't have time to play. 'stoo bad, I was lookin' forward to stickin' ya in Halo2. frown


I'm still planning on kicking you around in Halo 2.  She actually asked me a few days ago, she said "Are you going to be playing that game all night", I was like what?  She said that game you already paid for, lol.  Her best friend told her that her husband was going to take off work and be up all night.  

So yea, I will still have some time slywink
2407  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN CG Football League. Week 5 Has Begun !!! on: November 02, 2004, 03:22:04 AM
Heya stiff, I don't know if we can play or not.  I would like to as well if we can.  If you want, we could meet in the lobby in about 20 minutes and see.  Let me know.
2408  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I Popped the Question on: November 01, 2004, 07:57:53 PM
Thanks you 2 smile
2409  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I Popped the Question on: November 01, 2004, 07:48:44 PM
So, last Sunday my girlfriend and I went to this national park just south of us, in North Gerogia for the day.  Little did she know that I had an engagement ring in my pocket and had spoken to her Father earlier in the day.  

We were hiking near this beautiful stream and we stopped for a while and were hugging and I did it!  My heart was beating out of my chest but I managed to get the words out.  She said yes, thank goodness, and we quickly realized we were both so excited we didn't know what else to do at the park so we went home to tell everyone.  

We set the date for April 2, 2005.  5 months from now!  We've frantically been trying to get things organized and planned.  I imagine these next 5 months are going to be the most hectic ever, but it's worth it.  

Anyway, just wanted to share the news with you all smile

*We've actually been together for a total of 6 years, November 7th.  We were together for 4 and a half, broke up for 1 year, got back together a year and a half ago.
2410  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / October Surprise (I'm a Dad!) on: November 01, 2004, 07:41:23 PM
Awesome news man, glad they're doing well smile
2411  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN CG Football League. Week 5 Has Begun !!! on: November 01, 2004, 06:01:00 PM
Stiffler, check out the message board also.

Wed. night around 10:15 - 10:30 EST is probably best for me.  Tomorrow night I'll be busy watching the election.  

I might could play tonight around 10:30 EST if you're up to it.  Let me know ASAP!  [smile]
2412  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Killzone IGN Review on: October 31, 2004, 02:54:54 PM
LOL @ supposed "Halo Killer".

I also played the demo and wasn't impressed at all.
2413  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Mel Gibson.....idiot on: October 31, 2004, 02:41:34 PM
Quote from: "Lee"
I am pretty tired of actors using their fame to express personal beliefs. They are people just like you and I and are no more deserving to a soap box than any of us. Entertain me, screw off if you want to express your religious or political beliefs to me.


I don't understand that idea at all.  If thereis an audience for your personal beliefs than why shouldn't you create something that audience will embrace?    There is no reason he shouldn't have made the movie.  He financed it himself...  I personally hope he makes more Christian movies, such as Job, The Gospels etc.
2414  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Network/Workgroup Password Help on: October 29, 2004, 09:43:08 PM
Thanks Purge, I'm about to get off work but I have bookmarked this and will return to it on Monday.  Awesome info smile
2415  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [p] Is Bush really better at the war on terror on: October 29, 2004, 06:38:25 PM
Quote from: "Graham"
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,137017,00.html

(Couldn't find it on CNN, they must not be fast enough.)

Quote
A U.S. Army officer came forward Friday to say a team from his 3rd Infantry Division took about 250 tons of munitions and other material from the Al-Qaqaa arms-storage facility soon after Saddam Hussein's regime fell in April 2003.

Explosives were part of the load taken by the team, but Major Austin Pearson was unable to say what percentage they accounted for.

The Pentagon believes the disclosure helps explain what happened to 377 tons of high explosives that the International Atomic Energy Agency said disappeared after the U.S.-led invasion.

Pentagon spokesman Larry DiRita acknowledged the Defense Department did not have all the answers and could not yet account for all of the missing explosives, but stressed that the major's disclosure was a significant development in unraveling the mystery.

"We've described what we know, and as we know more we'll describe that," said DiRita.

Pearson, accompanied by DiRita, appeared at a Pentagon news conference and said his team's mission in April 2003 was to clear material from the Al-Qaqaa facility in order to secure it for U.S. forces. He admitted he was not an explosives expert.

The IAEA reported the disappearance of the explosives to the United Nations on Monday, suggesting they had fallen into the hands of looters after American troops had swept through the area.


Here is the arms report.

http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/alqaqaa_documents.pdf

Sounds like Kerry has taken out any reference to these weapons from his speaches and out of his web page.  Kerry has ended up having egg on his face.


Indeed, and a bullet in his foot.
2416  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Scaler ain't half bad on: October 29, 2004, 05:11:55 PM
It's looks beautiful as well.
2417  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [p] Is Bush really better at the war on terror on: October 29, 2004, 04:29:20 PM
New on Drudge:

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FLASH 10.29.04 11:36:56 ET /// Soldier to brief reporters at Pentagon within the hour that he was tasked with removing explosives from al QaQaa and he and his unit removed 200+ tons... Officer was ordered to join the 101st airborne on April 13 -- to destroy conventional explosives at the al QaQaa complex... Developing...


MAJOR: WE REMOVED 200+ TONS OF EXPLOSIVES FROM FACILITY
2418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [p] Is Bush really better at the war on terror on: October 29, 2004, 04:00:37 PM
I read him to.  He and Kerry are both full of caca to be running with a story that doesn't hold water.  


Kerry's moved onto Haliburton today, surprise surprise.  :roll:
2419  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [p] Is Bush really better at the war on terror on: October 29, 2004, 03:49:05 PM
You buy that lost explosive bullshit?  Even though there isn't a shred of evidence.  


Whatever, I'm done with this for the rest of the week.  I have a head ache and am sleepy so I think I'll shut my office door and get some shut eye. slywink
2420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [p] Is Bush really better at the war on terror on: October 29, 2004, 01:46:40 PM
You should seriously watch Farenhype 9/11.

I'll be glad when next week is over with, my blood pressure is running pretty high lately.
2421  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [p] Is Bush really better at the war on terror on: October 28, 2004, 09:52:13 PM
Quote from: "aussie77"

1) The job in Afghanistan was never finished. Whatever you might say, Bush pulled the majority of troops out of Afghanistan prematurely before the country was secure in order to invade Iraq. He did this despite his own CIA saying at the time that Saddam was not an immediate threat to the U.S. I cannot quote exactly the words, but their comments were something to the effect of "If Iraq does hold weapons of mass destruction, they are unlikely to use them unless attacked."


I don't agree.

Quote from: "General Tommy Franks"
Neither attention nor manpower was diverted from Afghanistan to Iraq. When we started Operation Iraqi Freedom, we had about 9,500 troops in Afghanistan, and by the time we finished major combat operations in Iraq last May, we had more than 10,000 troops in Afghanistan.


It's also a fact that our intelligence agency wasn't the only one giving us intel which lead to the invasion.  Bush in no way intentionally misled us.

Ultimately though, the UN had a responsibility to uphold their resolution and didn't and that alone was reason enough to invade.  



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2) The invasion of Iraq. I could have forgiven the Iraqi invasion if a couple of things had taken place. The first being that Afghanistan were properly secured and the job there completed first. It wasn't. The second thing being that there be a comprehensive plan of action of how to deal with the occupation of Iraq once the invasion was complete. I don't care how partisan you are or how often you watch Fox news, NOBODY can say that the occupation of Iraq was properly planned.

Now yes you have now made Iraq the centerpiece of the 'war on terror', but that isn't necessarily as good of a thing as you might think. I mean consider it for a moment. The U.S's borders are at least moderately secure. Within the U.S, your intelligence gathering abilities are a thousandfold greater than in Iraq.

In comparison Iraq is a sieve. People cross the borders practically at will, which is part of the reason you have these incredibly large numbers of terrorists in the country right now causing all this trouble. You have poor intelligence. You have limited manpower, with limited logistics. In other words, you have presented your weakest front to the enemy at their strongest point. That's like having the better football team, but isntead of playing them out on the field sending your *kicker* into their locker room before the game to piss on their lockers. All you've done is make everyone really really angry, and you're not at your strongest to fight them.

So sure, you have americans dying every day in Iraq instead of americans dying here in the U.S. But ask yourself this: how effectively do you really think the terrorists could bring the fight over here? They have to come halfway around the world, find their way into the country somehow, plan, prepare and then execute. All of this at their weakest, with you at your strongest. Imagine too if those soldiers in iraq were instead back here shoring up the borders instead of being shooting gallery ducks in iraq. Wonder how many americans would be dead from the terrorists in the last year and a half then? A lot less than you have now I'd be willing to bet a whole lot of money. Because let's not forget that 9/11 was the last terrorist attack on U.S soil. You can sure bet they had opportunity before the troops landed in Afghanistan, but they didn't strike a second time. They probably have opportunity now but they aren't striking. Why would they when they can go to their own freaking locker and beat the shit out of your kicker? Except over there, random people from the stands who would otherwise be staying out of the game are joining in for the hell of it.

Anyways, my point is there is a reason that support for the U.S is waning around the world. It isn't because the french are a bunch of pansies who are afraid to fight. If you take a look around, the populations of the U.S two most stalwart allies, Brittain and Australia, are against what is happening. And both those countries are democracies. If you think their leaderships will continue to support Bush's efforts forever you're mistaken.

Now I'm not going to pretend that everything I have said here is 100% correct. I am sure I've made an error or two along the way. But I seriously challenge you to stop, take a deep breath, forget the partison rhetoric for a moment and read what I wrote with an open mind. If you can't see even ONE valid point in what I've written then I don't fruitful political discussion is even possible.


As I said, I feel the War in Iraq is a just war.  I'm sure we can agree to disagree on that.  I do agree that we were not as prepared for Iraq, after the fall of Saddam as we should have been.  

It's 10 minutes till closing time at work and I have to lock up so I have to go, I will try and add more thoughts later smile

*oh, by the way, I think we get along ok, we just don't agree smile
2422  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P] An Open Letter to Libertarians on: October 28, 2004, 09:33:34 PM
Quote from: "SuperHiro"
I find it disturbing that you didn't find the fact that an article calling democrats a bunch of anti-semites distressing.

How can that article possibly generate any sort of friendly debate with that kind of hateful rhetoric?

Edited to add:
I also find it disturbing that you only said "I don't believe in that stuff... but he makes good points" after it was pointed out.

This stuff can be avoided rather easily by saying

Quote
"Yeah he makes a lot of crazy attacks, but there's a few tasty nuggets of corn in that shit."



Point taken smile

That is basically the only paragraph I have an issue with though.


or

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He makes a lot of unfounded attacks, but here are the passages I believe in.
2423  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P] An Open Letter to Libertarians on: October 28, 2004, 09:23:50 PM
Quote from: "aussie77"
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
Which I'm sure you realize you started.  

Whatever though, this is silly.


Check again bucko. I did a regular smiley face. You were the one who started with the rolleyes! Nice try though you communist bastard biggrin

(For the humor impaired, this was not a serious post!)


Ah, but when I posted the first one it was 100% appropriate.  See below:

Quote from: "aussie77"
As was pointed out when you posted this over at OO Eco, all evidence suggests that John Hospers in fact had absolutely nothing to do with this letter. Which I guess shows that you really are just posting any random crap you find on the internet that supports your cause biggrin


Yea, cause I knew it wasn't actually written by John Hospers when I wrote it... :roll:
2424  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [p] Is Bush really better at the war on terror on: October 28, 2004, 08:25:46 PM
Quote from: "Sepiche"
Quote

We're continuously going after them though. How do you figure Bush's war is one dimensional when he promises to go after the terrorists wherever they are?

That's only one dimension.  Going after the terrorists is well and good, but at what point do we recognize what turns a young man into a terrorist and actually try to attack that problem?  That is what needs to be a focus, not perpetuating the violence, but finding a way to end it.

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How can you fault a President for not disrupting the terrorists enough, when as a country we've never fought a war like this.

Hmm... a war started under questionable circumstances, against a well equiped, well motivated group of ideological guerillas.  Hmm, yeah, I can't think of any past wars in southeast Asia that sound like that. smile  While war against large groups of muslim terrorists is new, clandestine wars against insurgents have been going on since the beginning of time.

Quote

Do you honestly think that if Clinton were in power right now we would have caught/killed more terrorists? Do you think the military tactics would change?

My point is that is irrelevent.  It doesn't matter how many more we kill under any president.  That's not going to win this "war".

s


And Bush has made it clear that he understand the threat, and that this is a war that will take a long time to win.  I don't think dimplomacy is even an option in this war as it's their hatred that has been around sine the beginning of time.

Falator, no sane person should believe that Bush intentionally mislead anyone.  The simple fact that the top intellegence agencies in the world all came to the same conclusion regarding Iraq pretty much flies in the face of that entire argument.
2425  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P] An Open Letter to Libertarians on: October 28, 2004, 07:51:31 PM
Which I'm sure you realize you started.  

Whatever though, this is silly.
2426  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P] An Open Letter to Libertarians on: October 28, 2004, 07:43:18 PM
Quote from: "aussie77"
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
Quote from: "aussie77"
As was pointed out when you posted this over at OO Eco, all evidence suggests that John Hospers in fact had absolutely nothing to do with this letter. Which I guess shows that you really are just posting any random crap you find on the internet that supports your cause biggrin


Yea, cause I knew it wasn't actually written by John Hospers when I wrote it... :roll:


Yea and once someone pointed out to you it was in all likelihood a fake, you rushed right over here to make note of it in this thread too  :roll:


I had forgotten I even posted it here as well...   :roll:
2427  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [p] Is Bush really better at the war on terror on: October 28, 2004, 06:16:15 PM
Quote from: "Sepiche"
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We've disrupted the terrorists, you can view the homeland security webpage or do a good search and see how.

I agree with Farley on this one, your definition of disruption must be far different than mine.  Taking out a few terrorist cells is just a drop in the bucket.  The problem with fighting a terrorist organization is that it's cells are able to operate independantly, and as long as they have an excess of manpower, losses can be replaced at staggering rates.

It's simply not enough to just disrupt them, and it's that one dimensional aspect of Bush's war, and his inability to recognize it, that is one of his biggest failings.

s


We're continuously going after them though.  How do you figure Bush's war is one dimensional when he promises to go after the terrorists wherever they are?  How can you fault a President for not disrupting the terrorists enough, when as a country we've never fought a war like this.  Do you honestly think that if Clinton were in power right now we would have caught/killed more terrorists?  Do you think the military tactics would change?  

I don't get your logic at all.
2428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [p] Is Bush really better at the war on terror on: October 28, 2004, 04:29:56 PM
Farley, I understand the numbers have grown which is a natural occurrence when you're at war.

We've disrupted the terrorists, you can view the homeland security webpage or do a good search and see how.
2429  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [p] Is Bush really better at the war on terror on: October 28, 2004, 04:05:44 PM
Quote from: "Sepiche"
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
To think we haven't disrupted their network at all is ignorant.

Allow me to requote myself. smile
Quote from: "Sepiche"

I mean, temporarily disrupting terrorist activities is one thing, and yes, that has been done, but when their losses are being replaced 10 fold, how is that winning?

You're absolutely right, to think we haven't done any damage is completely ignorant, and I don't argue the fact we have captured a lot of terrorists (and a lot of innocent Iraq's, but I digress), but to look at all the facts is to realize we only driving more and more men to the terrorists. Those men previously had no reason no fight us, but now they have a reason: We attacked their country on false pretenses and killed their friends and family.

s


OK, sorry for my tone.

I don't agree though.  The War on Terror as a whole energized the terrorists just as the War with Iraq did.  Personally, I would much rather the terrorists congregate in Iraq with our forces than elsewhere, not to say they're not elsewhere as well.  Also, who gives a shit if we're driving more men to become terrorists?  I think they pretty much showed what they're capable of on September 11, and any retaliation by us would naturally lead to an increase in their numbers.
2430  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [p] Is Bush really better at the war on terror on: October 28, 2004, 03:40:48 PM
To think we haven't disrupted their network at all is ignorant.
2431  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P] An Open Letter to Libertarians on: October 28, 2004, 02:59:26 PM
Quote from: "aussie77"
As was pointed out when you posted this over at OO Eco, all evidence suggests that John Hospers in fact had absolutely nothing to do with this letter. Which I guess shows that you really are just posting any random crap you find on the internet that supports your cause biggrin


Yea, cause I knew it wasn't actually written by John Hospers when I wrote it... :roll:
2432  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [p] Is Bush really better at the war on terror on: October 28, 2004, 02:58:31 PM
First of all Farley, what I bolded isn't a fact...  To say we haven't disrupted their network very much is asinine.  We've caught 75% of their known leaders, numerous attacks have been stopped and we're still pursuing them.  


Quote from: "dfs"
I know where you are coming from Farly. I apologize for puttine inflamatory langauge into your thread and promise to cease and dissest after this post.

I'm honestly flabergasted at the naivete of the American public. When I listen to the my friends who are Bush supporters, it''s like they live on a different planet or something where Bush is given tremendous credit for things he deserves horrific blame for.

This administration has publicly admitted to lying to congress and the public in order to bring my country into an unjust war. How can anybody turn around and vote for that? How can anybody claim that voting for that "supports the troops?" Now that we've marched off to war based on a lie told from the white house, where are all the people who were morally outraged that Bill Clinton lied?


No one buys the lying thing anymore.  Incorrect intellegence brought to us by the top intellegence agencies in the world, yes, but outright lying, not even close.
2433  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Longhorn on: October 28, 2004, 02:23:44 PM
Have any of you used Longhorn?  What do you think of it?  I would like to try it out so I was just curious.
2434  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Network/Workgroup Password Help on: October 28, 2004, 02:09:40 PM
Quote from: "egrudzin"
If you have XP Home I don't think you get a Security tab or anything.  You have to have XP Pro to set permissions on a per file/folder basis.

You may also have to turn off Simple file sharing in XP Pro to get security to work.  Go to Folder Options under the Control Panel and click the View tab.  Scroll to the bottom of the list and uncheck the box "Use simple file sharing" and click OK.  You should then get a security tab on file and folder property windows.


Awesome.  That opened up the security tab.  Thanks a ton for the info.  Now I just have to figure out what to do smile
2435  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Network/Workgroup Password Help on: October 28, 2004, 02:08:17 PM
We're all running Windows XP Professional and all drives are NTSF.
2436  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 10/27/04 on: October 28, 2004, 01:02:50 PM
Liked the episode as well.  I believe I would have stayed on the beach though.  At least for a little while longer.
2437  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P] An Open Letter to Libertarians on: October 28, 2004, 12:55:54 PM
4 more years smile biggrin
2438  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [p] Is Bush really better at the war on terror on: October 27, 2004, 09:53:49 PM
Quote from: "farley2k"
I mean that seriously.  

Here is what I see.


We are attacked on 9/11 and Bush responds by attacking Afgahnistan.  Ok, fine but it was actually Al Queda who were in Afgahnistan with the permission of the Taliban who attacked the US.  As far as I can tell Al Queda is still going strong.  We haven't captured their leader, we haven't disrupted their network very much, nor have we stopped (or even slowed) world support of them.  



That is mind boggling to me, with all due respect.

I stopped reading there actually.
2439  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Network/Workgroup Password Help on: October 27, 2004, 09:38:15 PM
Actually, that doesn't work for me.

The only thing I see about security is under sharing and it's for local sharing.  

There is no security option under Network Sharing and Security frown
2440  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Network/Workgroup Password Help on: October 27, 2004, 09:35:59 PM
Looks like I may have just found the info I need:

"To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions
Open Windows Explorer, and then locate the file or folder for which you want to set permissions.
Right-click the file or folder, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.
Do one of the following:
To set permissions for a group or user that does not appear in the Group or user names box, click Add. Type the name of the group or user you want to set permissions for and then click OK.
To change or remove permissions from an existing group or user, click the name of the group or user.
Do one of the following:
To allow or deny a permission, in the Permissions for User or Group box, select the Allow or Deny check box.
To remove the group or user from the Group or user names box, click Remove.
 Important

If you are not joined to a domain and want to view the Security tab, see To display the Security tab.
 Notes

To open Windows Explorer, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.
In Windows XP Professional, the Everyone group no longer includes Anonymous Logon.
You can set file and folder permissions only on drives formatted to use NTFS.
To change permissions, you must be the owner or have been granted permission to do so by the owner.
Groups or users granted Full Control for a folder can delete files and subfolders within that folder regardless of the permissions protecting the files and subfolders.
If the check boxes under Permissions for user or group are shaded or if the Remove button is unavailable, then the file or folder has inherited permissions from the parent folder. For more information on how inheritance affects files and folders, see Related Topics.
When adding a new user or group, by default, this user or group will have Read & Execute, List Folder Contents, and Read permissions.
For more information about permissions on other objects, see Permissions.

Related Topics
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