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81  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.

82  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
83  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
84  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.
85  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
86  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.
87  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
88  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.

89  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.
90  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?!
91  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?
92  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?
93  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.
94  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.
95  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.
96  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.
97  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.
98  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.
99  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
100  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

101  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.
102  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.”

103  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.

104  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
105  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...

106  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
107  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.

108  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.  
109  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
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPad 3/HD on: March 07, 2012, 06:18:38 PM
endGadget's live blog is working well for me.  The cnet blog has been down for about 5 minutes.
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPad 3/HD on: March 07, 2012, 04:51:40 PM
Here, Apple, just take my money now and give me one of these things already.

I've never tried to order an Apple product on launch day - do they typically take orders on their website as soon as the press announcement is over?

112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 30, 2012, 11:49:54 PM

Quote from: Lyno on January 30, 2012, 10:33:19 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 30, 2012, 09:16:07 PM

I don't get it?


Watch and learn
113  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: January 21, 2012, 04:04:09 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on January 21, 2012, 02:05:12 PM

I took a moment this morning to browse the TOR forums.  Im seriously beginning to wonder if there isnt some kind of sponsored negative trolling campaign being supported by other interests.  I can understand that the game may not be everyones cup of tea but why do people waste their on the forums if they hate the game so much.

The WoW forums have been bashing the game for 7 years even while millions happily played the game.  It just seems to be the nature of "official" forums.

Has anyone had trouble with the game crashing when you try to exit?  Since the last major patch when I hit exit it just hangs and I have to end-task to kill it.

It's not much of a problem at this point since I'm only logging in twice a week or so.  For whatever reason this game just isn't grabbing me.  I think part of it is the loot system - with orange gear drops become pretty meaningless and I'm a loot whore.

114  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: January 11, 2012, 08:53:07 PM
Is there a more comprehensive TOR database site out there than TorHead?

I'm trying to track down orange (or moddable blue) gear for my Level 26 Trooper.  TOR shows such gear but doesn't show where it drops or who sells it.   saywhat
115  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Santorum Wants to Impose Conservative Christian Law? on: January 06, 2012, 06:51:45 PM
His support for banning birth control is wacky and likely to cost him - I saw a survey elsewhere that 99% of sexually active women have used birth control at some point in their lives.

He is the 1%!   retard
116  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Is the Tea Party Dying Down? on: January 05, 2012, 03:25:08 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on January 05, 2012, 03:39:35 AM

The congressional approval ratings were abysmal prior to them being elected. Nice try though.

True - but they're even worse now

117  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Michelle Bachmann will not run in 2012 on: January 04, 2012, 09:59:39 PM
God told her to run.

Isn't she defying his will by dropping out?
118  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Herman Cain Has "All The Characteristics" for a Secretary of Defense on: December 22, 2011, 11:03:18 PM

119  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What kind of gaming mouse are you using now? on: December 22, 2011, 08:57:12 PM
I'm using a Mionix Naos 3200

I used it once at a relative's house and then ordered one as soon as I got home.   

Best mouse I've ever used.

120  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: December 20, 2011, 10:17:06 PM
Has anyone tried out the PvP "Battllegrounds"? ( know they call them something else but I'm blanking on the TOR name)

Do you get XP for participating?  I'm reading references elsewhere to levelling up in them.

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