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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefront 3 finally announced! on: November 19, 2015, 09:20:10 PM
Added combat areas that are different for Rebels and Imperials to mitigate spawn camping (Hoth)

This still needs some work.  Ran into a game on Hoth as a rebel where there was only one spawn point which was camped by an AT-ST.  I couldn't spawn on another player so my only choice was to spawn and die immediately over and over.

Actually there was another choice - quit the game for the night.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/17) on: November 16, 2015, 09:20:19 PM
Battlefront is all ready to go on the PC.  First new game I've bought at release since, I dunno, Civ V maybe?

I don't buy a lot of new games on release day anymore.

Wait, I remember the last one!

It was Beyond Earth.   mad

Hopefully this is a better experience.  I played through BE once and never touched it again.   finger
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bring back MST3K kickstarter launched on: November 12, 2015, 12:27:42 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on November 11, 2015, 04:43:07 PM

With rifftrax the mst3k need is pretty much met for me I feel like I don't really need a new MST3K with an unknown cast. I always skipped the parts that weren't the movie anyway.

I loved MST3k back in the Joel days but the quality quickly fell off after he left and by the time the mads bailed it was nearly unwatchable.

I'm pretty excited about the idea of a new cast if Trace and Frank Coniff weren't available.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not sure what to do with my MacBook Pro on: October 14, 2015, 08:16:42 PM
Apple really gouges you for storage.

When I needed a new laptop I got the 128 GB 13" Retina MacBook Pro and a 128GB SD Card for my media.  Most of my media is on a Synology NAS so I only need enough room to carry around a little music.  I've also got WoW installed on the SD card for when I need a gaming fix - it's plenty fast enough for that and saves the space on the limited internal storage.  Unfortunately I think the Pro is the only model with an SD slot.

The good thing about Apple products is they retain their value like crazy - your 2011 model is still worth $300-$500 on ebay at least.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The kid and movies on: September 14, 2015, 05:57:23 PM
My daughter steadfastly refused to watch Star Wars for years until she finally broke down - now she loves them as much as I did.  I think they just need to discover them things on their own terms.

Music is where I can't make any headway.  All my music "sucks" and is nothing compared to her beloved One Direction.   thumbsdown
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: September 10, 2015, 01:03:48 AM
I can't imagine trying to wrestle a 12" iPad.  My iPad3 is really getting long in the tooth but it's perfectly sufficient for my uses - Kindle app reading, checking the weather and reading the occasional RSS feed.

I'm sure I'll get a new AppleTV, though.  I'm really hoping for a Plex app
7  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Please explain to me how this is not ridiculous. Come on guys. on: August 28, 2015, 05:44:44 PM
I assume you're talking about the same article that was posed at OO - hard to tell since I don't see any links in the OP.

If so then you'll note, as Blackhawk pointed out, that list of pronouns is only provided in case someone wishes to be addressed with them.  They're by no means mandating their use only letting people know they exist.

OUTRAGE!!!!     Roll Eyes
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 06, 2015, 03:38:02 PM

Quote from: Teggy on August 03, 2015, 05:03:40 AM

Quote from: Exodor on August 03, 2015, 01:00:06 AM

Updated my main gaming rig and the only game I can't play is Rocksmith2014 - the system just will not load the driver for it and none of the suggested fixes I've found online have worked.

I'm able to play on my MacMini but most of my custom songs don't have mac versions available.   crybaby

I was having a problem with the tone cable working and I had to change a setting on my motherboard. I can look it up for you tomorrow. 

I've seen some online have had success with turning of USB3 or xHCI in their BIOS but neither works for me.  I even bought a newer cable thinking maybe my original Rocksmith cable was going bad or not as compatible with newer motherboards.

I did discover that it's possible to totally turn off USB in my BIOS - which forced me to pull out an old PS/2 keyboard and be very thankful my motherboard has a port for it.   icon_lol

At this point I'm just writing off Rocksmith as a Mac-only diversion and will hope the next version is actually compatible with modern motherboards.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 03, 2015, 01:00:06 AM
Updated my main gaming rig and the only game I can't play is Rocksmith2014 - the system just will not load the driver for it and none of the suggested fixes I've found online have worked.

I'm able to play on my MacMini but most of my custom songs don't have mac versions available.   crybaby
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 27, 2015, 06:13:48 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 27, 2015, 06:09:42 PM

I just took care of the delete account request. I just can't understand why anyone would expend so much effort on being a complete tool like this.

Don't worry I'm sure he'll create another alt soon to tell us all about it.
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 21, 2015, 03:54:12 AM

Quote from: ATB on July 20, 2015, 08:11:09 PM

I couldn't find the political thread similar to this one.

As for the humor, I thought for sure you would see the impending loss of religious freedom as hilarious.  Certainly the illegal gag order against those who had their lives ruined for sticking to their convictions must have gotten a chuckle out of some of the folks here.  Don't forget that they were driven out of business for the hilariously trumped up 'emotional trauma and stress' caused by not having a cake made. Also, death threats!

Come on, the jokes write themselves.

What does the first amendment have in common with a tolerant liberal?  They both don't exist anymore!

What does the Bible say about homosexuality? I can't tell you because it's 'hate speech!'

Good times.

Far too wordy for the picture thread.  Instead you could have just posted:

12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Armada [by the author of Ready Player One] on: July 19, 2015, 01:41:18 PM
Loved RPO and was excited to learn that Armada is set in my current hometown.  I  think I'll pick up a copy at the Powells where the author was apparently inspired

13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 17, 2015, 11:49:18 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 17, 2015, 11:47:13 PM


Yes, clearly demanding the right not to be discriminated against is the same as holding a gun to someone's head.

Ugh, I can't wait until those currently throwing a fit about gay marriage are thought of the same as those who opposed inter-racial marriage - as hopelessly backward relics of the past..    finger
14  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 28, 2015, 02:01:37 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on June 27, 2015, 11:02:12 PM

Do you think this is going to fester over time? Will people resist it actively or passively?

I heard someone on NPR claim this will remain an issue for years after the ruling much like abortion after Roe v Wade - but I'm not sure that's really possible.  Abortion opponents have been chipping away at abortion rights ever since but I don't really see how you can wage the same sort of campaign against gay marriage - you can either get a marriage license or you can't.  There doesn't seem to be the same gray areas for opponents to exploit.

I think there will always be a segment of the population that opposes gay marriage (evangelical Christians, mainly) but for the bulk of the nation it will just become a thing.  I know when we explained the ruling to our 10 year old she seems a little unimpressed and confused about why it was even something up for debate - it just seems normal for her that people would just marry whoever they loved. 
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 15, 2015, 01:32:40 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 15, 2015, 12:03:52 PM

The book is full of foreshadowing of two ways for him to come back.   The opening chapter of the book is specifically about a wildling warg body jacking on death, as well as all the stuff with Stoneheart etc.  Also, in the books Jon has a bunch of dreams that seem to match old prophesies and he is an active important participant in his dreams.  So in the books there's reasons to question that are essentially absent from the show, note I called this out  up thread.

If only someone with the power to return the dead to life had just traveled to the wall...
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 21, 2015, 05:55:19 PM

Quote from: rittchard on May 21, 2015, 04:58:52 PM

Well I for one am enjoying the show immensely still.  

Me too.  I've read the books twice and the two most recent volumes are borderline awful (I think they're better if you read one of the fan-made compilations that combine them into one chronological book, but still nothing like the first three).  The show is taking some low-quality source material and making something entertaining out of it - a feat I wasn't sure could be accomplished.
17  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor on: April 08, 2015, 11:04:38 PM

Quote from: Crawley on April 08, 2015, 08:33:17 PM

30,000 is actually pretty cheap for L100s. Not too bad.

Down to ~21,000 now.  I'm very surprised - I expected the price to rise over time but after an initial bump it's been dropping steadily.  I guess I overestimated how much gold most players have - with garrisons it's really, really easy to make gold.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who is your cell provider? on: March 18, 2015, 01:59:04 PM
I use Consumer Cellular because my girlfriend works there and gets $100 credit each month.  I don't know what we would pay but I know it would be less than $100 a month for our 2 iPhones with I think 3 GB of shared data.
19  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Occasional crash/drop to desktop from games SOLUTION on: March 17, 2015, 10:19:20 PM
That's a good tip.  I"ve had very occasional "NVidia Display Driver has stopped functioning" crashes since I got my GTX970.  Hopefully this fix will make them go away.

20  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: SSD is NOT the way to go for gaming on: March 16, 2015, 12:44:17 AM
Moving my WoW install from my rotational hard drive to my SSD cut load times by 2/3.  At least.  I've seen the same improvement in OOTP and Battlefield4.

The difference for me is dramatic and there's no going back.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HBO to start "no cable sub required" streaming service in 2015 on: March 10, 2015, 02:03:58 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 09, 2015, 08:51:08 PM

Same, but I lose my free HBO in another year. Isn't HBO $20/month on cable? If so, I wonder if they will lower cable prices so they can compete with set top boxes.

I'm paying $19.99 a month to Comcast for it.  I'll be switching as soon as I watch the first episode of Game of Thrones on the new service and verify it's not crap.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 09, 2015, 08:10:10 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 09, 2015, 07:04:02 PM

No, they just released upgraded MacBook Pros today.

Well, the upgraded the 13" model including the new touchpad but I'm not sure they upgraded the 15" model at all.

A little disappointing since we have a client who needs a new one - I told them to wait to order until after this event but I guess that was pointless.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 09, 2015, 05:53:46 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 09, 2015, 05:52:46 PM

It's the same old AppleTV, just on sale right now. AppleTV needs a rework badly too, it's disappointing.

Even better - I've already got a G3 AppleTV.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 09, 2015, 05:48:41 PM
Had a meeting a few weeks back with the local Apple Business rep.  There were 4 of us there and toward the end he asked what we thought about the Apple watch.

After a round of shrugs he admitted he didn't really understand the appeal, either.

EDIT - a new AppleTV, with HBO streaming for $14.99 a month?  Yes please!
25  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: RAID 1 questions on: March 04, 2015, 05:00:11 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 03, 2015, 07:33:48 AM

I use Backblaze to back up my computers offsite. Unfortunately they won't back up a NASs though.

I switched from Backblaze to Crashplan because the latter supports backing up NAS - as long as you're running Linux or OSX.
26  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor on: November 20, 2014, 07:11:51 PM

Quote from: Ridah on November 16, 2014, 09:00:49 PM

Ron, what made you decide to reinstall? The last xpac you played was what, Burning Crusade?

I can't speak for Ron but I'm back playing for the first time since 2011.

For me I quit because of burnout and dissatisfaction with the idea of the Panda expansion.  Garrisons turned out to be the hook that drew me back in and the level 90 boost that allowed me to catch up to current content sealed the deal.

27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: November 14, 2014, 07:48:46 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 14, 2014, 03:29:31 PM

Well this is getting quite good reviews, in stark contrast to Unity. I'm not buying it next week but I may have to pick it up before year end, hopefully on a holiday sale.

I bought a GTX970 and have a code good for either this or Unity.

I think my choice is clear.
28  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: Apple TV 2 - Jailbreak with XBMC Frodo - version 12.3 on: November 14, 2014, 07:17:56 PM

Quote from: Lee on November 14, 2014, 05:54:10 PM

I am confused, a new one goes for $100, and XBMC is free isn't it?

I believe the v2 version of the AppleTV is the last one capable of being jailbroken and thus goes for a premium.
29  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: GOP Storms Congress: FulL Control of Senate and House on: November 07, 2014, 02:28:01 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 07, 2014, 01:52:29 PM

 I wonder why politics is so schizophrenic.  

Old people vote in off-year elections.  Young people don't.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SLEATER-KINNEY IS BACK on: October 20, 2014, 07:22:48 PM

But no Portland shows?  Really?

I'll have to keep my eyes open to see if I can catch one of the inevitable "warm up" shows around town.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 29, 2014, 05:25:43 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 28, 2014, 02:23:15 AM

Also, once you put any sort of case onto the phone (even the minimal Apple ones for example) it'll strengthen the case itself dramatically.

And of course make the device that much bigger.

The 5S is about as big as I want my phone to get.  I'll probably wring another couple of years out of it before I look for a replacement.  Hopefully by then Apple will again offer a phone for those who don't want to carry around a huge device.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 10, 2014, 02:27:48 AM

Quote from: Canuck on September 10, 2014, 01:57:49 AM

For my next phone I would seriously consider just grabbing the LTE version of whatever the next Nexus 7 turns out to be.

You must have very large pockets.

I have a 5S and it's about as big as I want my phone to get.  Hopefully by the time I'm ready to upgrade I'll be able to get another iPhone that's smaller than an iPad.
33  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Need a new router. Help Please on: July 24, 2014, 05:56:57 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on April 08, 2014, 11:34:58 AM

Screw the haters! Apple airport express and AirPort Extreme.The best, easiest to setup, and most stable routers I've ever used. Much more loyal than my last girlfriend. The reviews on Amazon don't lie.

I hope you're right - my ASUS has been dropping connections and Best Buy had refurbed AirPort Extremes available for $120.  I had $15 in credit so the final price is almost half of retail.

Too bad it won't get here until Tuesday.   crybaby
34  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: July 12, 2014, 05:05:30 PM

Quote from: Rip on July 10, 2014, 08:06:23 PM

Can't imagine how you can say he vigorously enforces immigration law with a straight face.

Yeah that's just crazy

But deportations of unauthorized immigrants continue at record levels. In 2011 some 392,000 immigrants were removed from the U.S., according to the Department of Homeland Security. Among them, 48% were deported for breaking U.S. laws, such as drug trafficking, driving under the influence and entering the country illegally.

The Obama Administration has deported more immigrants annually than the George W. Bush Administration.

LOL  from Moliere's link:

This confusion enables political spin, too. If you want to portray Obama as weak on enforcement, use the removal numbers, which, compared to his predecessors, are lower. If you want to make Obama look tougher on enforcement, combine the return and removal numbers (like George W. Bush apparently did)

So, if you use a different measure than W. did Obama's numbers are worse!   retard
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 29, 2014, 07:39:05 PM

Quote from: Enough on May 29, 2014, 05:23:38 PM

I think quite of few of us from OO are lurking here regularly even if we don't always post.   ninja

Yeah I usually check in a few times a week but there's rarely anything I feel the need to respond to.

36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's the word? on: May 01, 2014, 08:36:29 PM
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 04, 2014, 11:21:49 PM

Quote from: Ridah on March 04, 2014, 11:15:26 PM

Shouldn't we get the 50% XP boost when the expansion releases so we can power level the new class? Not sure I want to go through the firs four acts again, at least not on Normal.

Assuming you've already played through to 60 can't you choose any difficulty up to Master on a new character?
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bands You've Never Seen In Concert But Wish You Could/Had/Will on: February 18, 2014, 04:04:02 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on February 17, 2014, 09:25:47 PM

I would have loved to have seen Curve but somehow missed them.

One of the few that I actually got to see.

I agree with the Oingo Boingo love.  By the time I discovered them they had stopped touring.

My Others:

Talking Heads
The Smiths
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PS4/PS3/360/PC]Battlefield 4 on: January 30, 2014, 10:58:30 PM
BMP on top of Shanghai Tower.   icon_eek   icon_lol
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PS4/PS3/360/PC]Battlefield 4 on: January 29, 2014, 09:35:02 PM
PC here too.

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