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81  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: August 23, 2013, 05:04:25 PM

Quote from: msduncan on August 22, 2013, 11:44:42 PM

I like tossing my money at developers for fully realized high quality content instead of playing free marketing vehicles disguised as games.

I think that's assuming a lot, though.  Until the game launches and has been live for awhile it's impossible to know if you're getting more for your subscription fees than you would get in a FTP game.

A first-time MMO developer doesn't fill me with hope (see SW:TOR).
82  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: August 23, 2013, 04:44:35 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 23, 2013, 12:23:17 PM

I'm pretty much the same as I've always been. Drugs = bad.

All drugs - Including Alcohol?  Tobacco?  Caffeine?  Prozac?  Viagra?

83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 23, 2013, 04:41:55 PM

Quote from: Odin on August 23, 2013, 04:27:00 PM

I guess need to check and see if there's a thread on here where SilverJon and I can be the only ones to discuss Neverwinter Online, ha ha.

Every time you guys bump that thread I think about logging into NWO and pushing toward 60...

Then I load Civ V again and lose 4 hours.   
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 23, 2013, 01:28:37 PM
Rip, does that mean it's possible there are ecommerce sites that just went "poof" with no backup?

I would imagine there are some angry people out there right now...
85  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: August 22, 2013, 04:14:38 PM
I feel just the opposite - as a FTP game I might check it out even with a $60 up-front purchase but with a subscription model I have no interest.  I don't have the time or dedication to play a sub-MMO anymore so I'll just skip it until they inevitably go FTP.
86  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Are there... on: August 14, 2013, 07:06:06 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on August 14, 2013, 06:39:16 PM

Something being right or wrong shouldn't depend on if you like the person or not.   

Good thing that has nothing to do with the content of the the PMs being the reason hepcat revealed them.

Then again I'm of the opinion if you send me something it's up to me whether or not to reveal it.  If you don't want your dickish PMs revealed to the world maybe you shouldn't send dickish PMs in the first place.
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How common (in the U.S.) was your name in the year you were born? on: August 09, 2013, 08:44:19 PM
22,867 other male Scotts in 1972

And 95 females. 

Only ~1400 Elises in 2005 so my daughter is fairly unique.

And her name is pretty uncommon, too.   BOOM
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: You're Not Drinking Enough Soda! on: August 07, 2013, 04:33:10 PM

Quote from: Moliere on August 07, 2013, 03:51:03 PM

Once a week, or less. 95% of what I drink is plain water.

This is me.  Well, I'm probably 75% water, 15% coffee, 5% beer and 5% soda.

I usually can't bear to pay $2 when I eat out for a cup of sugary fizz-water.

I can't imagine drinking a soda a day.  
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CD Players In Cars On the way Out on: August 05, 2013, 10:05:04 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on August 05, 2013, 07:58:39 PM

Looked into getting an auxiliary jack installed so that I could plug in my ipod, but the only nearby car stereo installer is Best Buy, and I'm not going to let them cut into my dashboard. Apparently car stereo shops are on the way out, too.

I had to replace the factory stereo in my car earlier this year.  I went to Best Buy and I'm very happy with the results.  There's a USB cable that runs behind the dash into my glove box where my 240GB customized iPod lives.   I either listen to my music from the iPod or my daughter tortures me with her music from the back seat via Bluetooth (current fave - One Direction.    saywhat  )

The only time I've put a disc into the stereo since it was installed in January was while the car was parked - I had to test out the DVD functionality at least once.  I"m not sure what the point of playing a movie on a tiny car stereo screen is but at least I know it works....
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you wear a watch? on: July 30, 2013, 04:37:53 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on July 30, 2013, 02:55:16 PM

Quote from: Exodor on July 29, 2013, 11:16:25 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on July 29, 2013, 09:39:11 PM

Nope.  My whole family kills watches just by wearing them.  Mechanical or electronic, it doesn’t seem to matter.

I thought I was the only one!   Actually I don't kill them they just don't keep accurate time - after a week it'll be off by an hour or more.

I just use my cell phone instead.

What kind of watches are you buying that are off by an hour or more after a WEEK?

And to answer the OP, yes, I wear a watch.

Every watch I've ever owned which implies it's me, not the device.

80% of the time I'm either in front of my PC (with a visible clock in the corner) or in a room with a visible clock.  When I'm not I have a cell phone in my pocket that keeps perfect time.
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What music streaming service do you use? on: July 30, 2013, 04:34:01 PM
1.  Pandora
2.  Spotify (free because I'm a cheap bastard)
3.  subsonic when I want to stream something from my personal library while at work or on my phone
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you wear a watch? on: July 29, 2013, 11:16:25 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on July 29, 2013, 09:39:11 PM

Nope.  My whole family kills watches just by wearing them.  Mechanical or electronic, it doesn’t seem to matter.

I thought I was the only one!   Actually I don't kill them they just don't keep accurate time - after a week it'll be off by an hour or more.

I just use my cell phone instead.

93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Speeding ticket on: July 24, 2013, 09:16:21 PM
My last (and only) ticket was for going 35 in a 25 at 11 PM on a Sunday night through a deserted college campus.    Roll Eyes

Stupid cop delayed me so long that Taco Bell closed before I got there.   finger
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gmail - WTF on: July 23, 2013, 10:52:30 PM
I like the tabs.  I can go to the "Promotions" tab and easily clear all the crap without disturbing the ~20 messages I want to keep in my Inbox.

I also like it automagically segregating the Facebook/LinkedIn messages.   thumbsup
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you have a will? on: July 12, 2013, 02:05:59 AM
I don't have one and it's a huge failing on my part.  Should something happen to me I want some say over who watches my daughter.

If I keeled over tomorrow I'm pretty sure it would turn into an ugly tug-of-war between my family and her maternal grandparents.
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heatwave Western U.S. on: July 01, 2013, 06:22:52 PM
96 today in "always cloudy and rainy Portland."    crybaby

It always amuses me to see people who choose to live in the desert complain about heat.  It's kind of like Portlanders who complain about the rain.   retard
97  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Supreme Court DOMA Ruling on: June 26, 2013, 08:08:42 PM

Quote from: Gratch on June 26, 2013, 07:29:05 PM

Conservatives already pressing to restore DOMA.  From the article:

Huelskamp told Politico that he hopes states will define marriage as the union between one man and one woman.


Because God and Jesus and Leviticus.

Not sure why Deuteronomy 25:5 is ignored though.
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Back to Apple for me... on: June 24, 2013, 01:42:00 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on June 21, 2013, 11:14:04 PM

Quote from: Exodor on June 21, 2013, 10:43:04 PM

Nothing compares to the nightmare of using iTunes to manage music.  I love Apple hardware.  It's a shame their software is such shit.

I'm guessing you use a PC? The only people I hear this from are those using iTunes on a PC. Oh, and even on Mac holding up iTunes as the standard for Apple's software is weak- they have MUCH better applications than that.

I have a Mac Mini and a PC and both are terrible. And how is it weak to hold up Apple's default music software, something they've aggressively pushed - and the only application that can reliably interact with their universe of mobile hardware?

I should say getting music on my iDevices is easy - but getting a lot of music transferred over with cover art, even if the cover art is displayed in iTunes, seems nigh impossible.

On my Android I just had to have a JPG in the same folder and the music player would display it.

I would love an Android iPod Classic but there doesn't seem to be any large-capacity MP3 player available other than the Classic.  crybaby

And lest I get labeled as an anti-Apple fanboy - right now I have an iPhone4 (personal), iPhone5 (work), iPod Video (in the car glovebox), iPad3 (mine) and an iPad mini (daughter).  I love Apple hardware.  I just wish it was a wee bit more open
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Back to Apple for me... on: June 21, 2013, 10:43:04 PM

Quote from: The Grue on June 21, 2013, 10:30:01 PM

My biggest issue will be the fact that I have my music collection sitting on a Macbook using iTunes and my last experience with using some software to get the music onto an Android device was pretty crappy.

With my Droid Charge adding music meant plugging it into a USB slot and copying the files directly over, as if using a thumb drive.

Maybe other Droids are more difficult?

Nothing compares to the nightmare of using iTunes to manage music.  I love Apple hardware.  It's a shame their software is such shit.

100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 19, 2013, 03:37:52 AM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on June 19, 2013, 03:30:41 AM

I've always said that the devil was beating his wife. I learned that one from my mom.

I used to live "close to" the south (Missouri) - close enough to hear most southernisms - but I've never heard that phrase before.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 19, 2013, 01:50:27 AM
From the site linked a few pages back...

What the what?!
102  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Budget cuts lead to assault and rape in Oregon on: June 18, 2013, 03:58:05 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 18, 2013, 12:22:37 PM

300 Million for Syria but no money for police.

Why should federal dollars be spent on local law enforcement if the people living there won't fund it themselves?
103  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: June 17, 2013, 03:37:07 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 15, 2013, 01:23:35 PM

Our interests are paramount

When spending US dollars and sacrificing American lives?

Yes, pretty much.

Why wouldn't they be?
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Switching from Iphone 4S to Samsung Galaxy S4? on: June 13, 2013, 07:28:51 PM

Quote from: KC on June 13, 2013, 06:24:34 PM

I've had syncing problems on my Iphone, particularly the Outlook calendar.

I've been fighting the occasional iOS / Exchange calendar sync issues for years.  FWIW I never had an issue with my Droid Charge syncing.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple WDC 2103- iOS 7 on: June 13, 2013, 05:52:57 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 13, 2013, 04:22:20 PM

Yeah I'm way on the other end.  The S3 and S4 are too big.  I'm actually concerned that the iPhone 5 won't be very comfortable when I have to upgrade.

I use a 4 as my personal phone and a 5 as my work phone, so I switch back and forth between the different screen sizes.

I'm still not sold on the larger screen of the 5.  There are times when the extra real estate is kind of convenient and there are times when the screen feels unwieldy.  I kind of wish I could get a 4-sized phone with 4G.

My previous work phone was a Droid Charge which was comically big.   And a complete POS.
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple WDC 2103- iOS 7 on: June 11, 2013, 07:08:22 PM
I know it wasn't expected but I'm still disappointed by the lack of a new iPhone.

I'd really like to upgrade my 4 but I know the moment I order one they'll announce the 5S or whatever.
107  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: What will Obama's Scandals Be? on: June 06, 2013, 06:24:34 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 06, 2013, 06:06:18 PM

I agree and my  quote above shows clearly that bush started this...and it also shows that obama has clearly expanded it's reach and impact on the american citizenry. Also, the WH is playing defense against it NOW. So, it counts for this Admin!

Also 2008 Obama explicitly ran on a platform opposing these sorts of abuses.  He doesn't get a "Get Out of Scandal Free" card just because the previous administration abused  power - we put him into office in hopes that he would act differently.

He hasn't.
108  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Budget cuts lead to assault and rape in Oregon on: June 04, 2013, 08:50:05 PM
The issue with these counties is they mostly relied on the timber industry which is all but dead.

So for years they've relied on handouts from the federal government.  Those handouts were extended several times but finally dried up.

When levies are placed on the ballot to increase property taxes to fund public safety they get voted down despite these counties having some of the lowest tax rates in Oregon.

I'm very sorry for the woman who was attacked but I've got no sympathy for anti-tax zealots who expect a high level of government service but are unwilling to pay the taxes to fund it and expect the federal government (ie everyone else) to pay for it..  Fuck those people.
109  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: May 04, 2013, 07:09:05 PM

Quote from: Azhag on May 04, 2013, 05:47:07 PM

I'm lvl 28 now and the Nightmare Lockbox is the only pay to play thing I've seen. And really in the end that's mostly cosmetic (e.g. different mount).

Is there a way to acquire additional bags without paying $10 for the 24 slot bag?

I'm only level 8 but the lack of bag space is already frustrating.
110  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: State of the Union 2013 on: February 13, 2013, 06:18:31 PM
My favorite bit from Rubio's response:

More government isn’t going to help you get ahead. It’s going to hold you back. More government isn’t going to create more opportunities. It’s going to limit them.

I believe in federal financial aid. I couldn’t have gone to college without it.

Um.    retard
111  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Pope Benedict XVI resigning on February 28 on: February 11, 2013, 05:04:12 PM

Quote from: ATB on February 11, 2013, 04:57:49 PM

And I hope the new pope uses an original name.  Like Monty or Dakota or Tyler or something.

As part of the ongoing effort to increase the church's appeal to youth I present Pope Bieber I

112  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage 2013! on: February 08, 2013, 05:26:22 PM

Quote from: Arclight on February 08, 2013, 02:04:07 PM

But in all seriousness its the same old same old. I want freedom to be who i want to be, and i want everyone to agree with me. Only those who disagree don't have the right to say anything.

The freedom to be who you want to be does not guarantee you freedom from criticism.  

You're free to be a bigot just as we're free to call you such.
113  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Benghazi Gate on: November 27, 2012, 03:06:03 AM
Hey where'd everybody go?

It was the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that took the words “al Qaeda” and “terrorism” out of Rice’s talking points for those Sept. 16 talk shows. It found also that both the CIA and the FBI approved of these edits, following standard operating procedure. The report states emphatically: “The White House or State Department did not make those changes.” One source told the network’s Margaret Brennan that the controversy over the word choice employed by Rice has come to the intel world as “a bit of a surprise.” Another source said that there were “legitimate intelligence and legal issues to consider, as is almost always the case when explaining classified assessments publicly.”

114  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Benghazi Gate on: November 19, 2012, 06:04:09 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on November 19, 2012, 01:33:38 AM

I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't get the outrage. Aside from some poor judgment, questionable decisions, and misinformation that became clear with hindsight, what exactly is the scandal supposed to be?

Because Benghazi!

Obviously there's a huge temptation to turn any incident that could reflect badly on the opposition's government, such as the killing of an ambassador in a terrorist attack, into some kind of scandal. But this attempt is just absurd. The strategy here has been to shout "Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi!" until the public begins to think there's something fishy going on with Benghazi, and then move on to targeting administration figures because...Benghazi! If this actually works, we are all still in kindergarten.

115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OS X Mountain Lion on: July 26, 2012, 01:57:09 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 26, 2012, 01:53:55 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 01:29:37 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 26, 2012, 12:51:25 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 26, 2012, 12:04:04 AM

Speaking of safari, does iCloud tab sync not really work until iOS 6? (or unless you have 2 x macs?)

Not sure how else it would work...

I guess I just figured a new feature would be useful and not useless.

I think it's pretty useful smile

It's sure been useful in Chrome for quite a long time (although mobile support was only recently added).   icon_biggrin
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 20, 2012, 02:09:41 AM
Because we all have the occasional emergency...

117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MLB 2012 Season on: April 05, 2012, 07:23:44 PM
I'm a Royals fan.  April is the one time of the year when I can pretend we might win the division.

Or even finish .500.

By June all hope is usually gone.   crybaby
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPad 3/HD on: March 19, 2012, 11:42:49 PM
There's a great comparison at the bottom of this Anandtech article where you can really see the difference between the iPad2 and iPad3.

119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPad 3/HD on: March 07, 2012, 09:05:58 PM
I got the black 16gig WiFi model.

I have a 16g iPad1 and I've never regretted not getting 3G.  99% of the time I use it at home on my WiFi network.

I don't store music on the device and don't travel so much that I need more than one or two movies on it at a time so the extra space isn't worth $100 to me.

My 6 year old will be surprised when I tell her the iPad1 is now hers.  
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPad 3/HD on: March 07, 2012, 08:51:33 PM
The Apple store is finally up and now I'm stuck on the final screen.

Just take my money already!

EDIT - preorder placed!  It should arrive at my workplace next Friday!   icon_biggrin
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