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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system: on: March 02, 2010, 03:17:46 PM

Quote from: morlac on March 02, 2010, 12:13:49 PM

Quote from: Geezer on March 02, 2010, 04:28:03 AM

Quote from: Greggy_D on March 02, 2010, 02:40:59 AM

Quote from: Destructor on March 02, 2010, 02:20:05 AM

I'm expecting a Denial of Service attack upon their servers within the first week. Yeah, it's not a good thing to say at all, but I'm fully expecting it.

And I fully support a DoS attack against Ubi.

I respect every single one of the opinions in this thread.  Except this one. 

But your ok with the Crabs?  smile

Who wouldn't be???    slywink
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system: on: March 02, 2010, 04:28:03 AM

Quote from: Greggy_D on March 02, 2010, 02:40:59 AM

Quote from: Destructor on March 02, 2010, 02:20:05 AM

I'm expecting a Denial of Service attack upon their servers within the first week. Yeah, it's not a good thing to say at all, but I'm fully expecting it.

And I fully support a DoS attack against Ubi.

I respect every single one of the opinions in this thread.  Except this one. 
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system: on: February 24, 2010, 07:37:05 PM

Quote from: morlac on February 24, 2010, 06:41:36 PM

Quote from: Geezer on February 23, 2010, 02:54:20 AM

Hmm.. This still just doesn't bother me.  I have an always-on connection anyway, and I have other, better devices to entertain me in airports.  I mean, how often is the average gamer sitting on an airplane anyway?

I understand that it's irritating in concept, but in practice, a) I don't pirate games and b) I play PC games at home 99.5% of the time on a solid connection so c) I just won't get worked up over this. 



I travel quite a bit and do not always have reliable internet service where I am at.  That means most likely no games usning this can be played when I travel for work.  I also spend a lot of time at my family's place in the Mountains.  No interenet service there or in the forseeable future.  My aircard won't even work there.  I think it is shortsided to only look at how long is somebdoy on a plane as there are mutliple other places, times, instances when you just can't get online and yet still want to play a SINGLE player game.

That's fair.  I suppose ultimately the way the market responds will dictate whether or not Ubi deems this a "success" or not.  I guess the bottom line is that it won't stop me, personally, from buying SH5, for example becausethe inconveniences wouldn't inconvenience me.

I would not, by the way, put this sort of protection on my products, in case anyone was wondering, because as a small (ok, tiny) company I can't afford one lost sale.  There may be a different metric for the UBIs of the world.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system: on: February 24, 2010, 05:53:02 AM

Quote from: TiLT on February 23, 2010, 07:41:22 PM

Whenever someone does something absurdly bad, there'll always be someone around to defend them, no matter how morally reprehensible the situation. It's human nature. Tongue

Aw damn.  Y'all are harsh.  frown  To answer a few questions posed:

1) No, I don't work for Ubi, but I do own a small software publisher (not gaming - business apps) and it bugs me when I see our stuff being stolen.  But it bugs me even more when I see stuff that we gave away for free being resold to victimized consumers online.  

2) If my my Internet connection goes down and I want to play Silent Hunter 5 and I can't atthat moment, I'm not gonna come here and bitch about it - because my Internet connection will be down slywink

3) I think y'all underestimate the value of locking out casual piracy.  Now, maybe those darn kids today are all up on their torrents and stuff, and maybe they know all sorts of ways to break even the best DRM, but I suspect that there are a whole slew of folks out there that don't have a clue about how to pirate if it's not slapping them inthe face

3a) SH5 is going to appeal to sim geeks and history buffs.  Probably and older demographic, in general, and one that is not all hip to the current state of torrent-driven piracy.

4) Most teeth-gnashing seems to be of the "pirates will get it anyway - DRM just punishes legit users" variety.  We just have a fundamental disconnect there.  you could apply that same logic to any law - lawbreakers will always break laws, those that follow the law will be restricted.  Put another way, is the presence of lawbreakers a good resaon to dispense with law?  "Why put locks on your house?  Someone that wants your stuff will just break in anyway, and you might lose your key and lock yourself out.  It's just not worth it!"

5) I'm going to buy one copy of SH5 for everyone on this thread that says they refuse to buy it.  Just to encourage Ubi slywink

85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system: on: February 23, 2010, 04:26:47 AM

Quote from: Zero on February 23, 2010, 03:54:46 AM

Quote from: Blackadar on February 23, 2010, 03:50:22 AM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on February 23, 2010, 03:34:08 AM

Quote from: Geezer on February 23, 2010, 02:54:20 AM

Hmm.. This still just doesn't bother me.  I have an always-on connection anyway, and I have other, better devices to entertain me in airports.  I mean, how often is the average gamer sitting on an airplane anyway?

I understand that it's irritating in concept, but in practice, a) I don't pirate games and b) I play PC games at home 99.5% of the time on a solid connection so c) I just won't get worked up over this. 



Let's say your internet connection is perfect and available 24/7 without any interruption. That still doesn't guarantee you have solid connection to Ubisoft server. There are a lot of switches between your ISP to ubisoft server, any of them can affect your connection to Ubisoft server. There is also no guarantee that Ubisoft server is available to accept connection. There are plenty of possibility that can cause the Ubisoft server to be inaccessible, things like overloaded (there are plenty of example where authentication server can't handle the request for activations on launch date and that is only one time connection while Ubisoft's DRM require constant connection), DDoS attack on the server, hardware failure, software bugs, networking problem, etc.

And you just know that Ubi's servers are going to see some DDoS attacks.   icon_twisted

That's evil thought...but totally true.  It will happen  icon_twisted

Yep and people will cheer it because it sticks it to Ubi - forget about that fact that it will royally fuck with people that have already paid for their games.  I gues sthey have to burn the village to save it.   I don't have the words to express my disdain, so I'll toss out the horribly used  Roll Eyes .  Sorry frown
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system: on: February 23, 2010, 04:25:07 AM

Quote from: Destructor on February 23, 2010, 03:33:34 AM

Let me give you one example I personally experienced while playing Army of Two Two on the 360:

1) Friend and I were playing co-op with each other across the country.
2) Game works great 99% of the time. We kick all kinds of ass, voice chat works great, no lag, etc.
3) Suddenly, with no warning, we get a 'user has aborted session' error. Voice chat continues to work, so it's not like Live borked up for either of us. The otherwise perfect connection just randomly failed.
4) We now have to restart at the latest checkpoint, as A2:2 has no 'bring player back in at host's point' feature.
5) Tally beating the game twice was somewhere between a half-dozen and a full dozen blips like that.

This is what you'll be experiencing when playing a SINGLE PLAYER GAME with Ubisoft's new bullshit scheme. Your 'net connection blip for any reason? Ubisoft's servers blip for any reason? YOU'RE FUCKED.

There is NO such thing as a solid, always-on connection 100% of the time. Period.

Oh, and once again, the pirates will crack this Day 1 and will NEVER have to deal with Ubisoft's bullshit. And neither will I, because I will NEVER buy a game with this kind of protection on it.

See the bolded part.  1% more inconvenience?  I just don't care. I don't mean that in a snarky way, it's just not going to ruin my day if it happens once or twice a year or so.  UBI is not the problem - blame the pirates for making publishers resort to this bullshit.  I guess that's my fundamental issue here - assholes *steal* shit that doesn't belong to them and the publisher is blamed for having to keep putting bigger locks on their doors.  WTF?
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system: on: February 23, 2010, 03:27:04 AM

Quote from: Chaz on February 23, 2010, 03:00:39 AM

While I do my gaming with a solid, always-on connection, it's a terrible precedent to set to make it a constant requirement where it serves no real useful purpose to the player.  As much as it likely wouldn't negatively affect my personal ability to play the games, I'd rather vote against it by not buying it.  I'm not generally a DRM alarmist, but this really rubs me the wrong way.

Well, yes, it serves no useful purpose to the player - to say that it does offer anything more than a slight incremental value (depending upon how much you value things like multiple installs/saves across different computers/locations) is nothing but marketing spin.

The question though is what benefit it offers the publisher weighed against the inconvenience (if any) to the user.  I'm not seeing any major inconvenience to the user - just much gnashing of teeth over *potential* user issues.

88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Silent Hunter 5 on: February 23, 2010, 02:58:09 AM

Quote from: Punisher on February 22, 2010, 11:23:43 PM


On a related note, who has the pool on when the first DDOS attach hits Ubi and noone can play?

Such an attack is probably likely.  Who wants odds that said attack will be perpetrated by anti-DRM zealots that are just trying to make a point?
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system: on: February 23, 2010, 02:54:20 AM
Hmm.. This still just doesn't bother me.  I have an always-on connection anyway, and I have other, better devices to entertain me in airports.  I mean, how often is the average gamer sitting on an airplane anyway?

I understand that it's irritating in concept, but in practice, a) I don't pirate games and b) I play PC games at home 99.5% of the time on a solid connection so c) I just won't get worked up over this. 

90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Japan culture rant (paying for dinner) on: February 19, 2010, 05:24:12 PM
This thread is awesome.  Kudos.
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WTF Google?! (Google Buzz Privacy Concerns) on: February 11, 2010, 09:49:56 PM

Quote from: Brendan on February 11, 2010, 04:17:57 PM

I can't even tell you how nice it is that someone else is finally taking the mantle of "most evil empire."

Indeed.  But the annoying thing about Google and their minions is that they just keep spouting that "Do No Evil" crap like a Mantra and the Google Lovers eat it up.  They're worse than the Applebots.  Seriously.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rotating Car Tires? on: February 04, 2010, 04:24:01 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 04, 2010, 02:34:35 PM

Quote from: Eightball on February 03, 2010, 08:26:38 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on February 02, 2010, 05:31:33 PM

Really? Different size tires? Is the rear lifted?

Likely not.  This is a pretty common thing with BMWs, and most other RWD cars that I've run into.

Whew...glad mine is front-wheel drive then.  I can't afford an accident right now.   


slywink

That's what happens when you don't rotate your tires.  *shrug*
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rotating Car Tires? on: February 03, 2010, 04:59:54 AM

Quote from: coopasonic on February 02, 2010, 06:22:50 PM

Quote from: DamageInc on February 02, 2010, 06:17:50 PM

I have different size tires on my car so I could do side-to-side rotation, but I don't.

Add directional tires and that eliminates side to side rotation.

I know a number of folks that flip directionals side to side with no ill effects. I think the main issue you'd see is a reduction in water evacuation, which could lead to hydroplaning, which would suck.  But people do it.  nod
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rotating Car Tires? on: February 03, 2010, 04:51:21 AM

Quote from: DamageInc on February 02, 2010, 06:43:19 PM

Quote from: Jaddison on February 02, 2010, 06:26:50 PM

Quote from: DamageInc on February 02, 2010, 06:17:50 PM

I have different size tires on my car so I could do side-to-side rotation, but I don't.

If you have 4 of the same tires it opens up the rotation options, but I would never recommend doing this unless it is completely free, or part of a prepaid dealer maintenance program.

The premise of tire rotation is to create even wear of the tires to increase the overall mileage you get from the tires before they need replacing.
The money you typically spend on rotations will far exceed any money you would save from the rotations.

It's not like rotating your tires will prevent the need of replacement, it just delays it.

Free alignment checks are always a good idea though.

Is there data that backs this up?  Besides evening wear on tires it also prevents over wear of one particular area depending on the car, the suspension and alignment.  So not rotating tires should almost certainly mean that tires will wear out faster without rotation.  I had BMW 325E for a long time and the way BMW setup the suspension the tires wore on specific areas of the tire.  Rotating them evened the wear so I would be replacing the tires at higher mileage wear.  I can attest from both of my parents cars when they were alive, not rotating will cause tires to wear out quickly as the stressed portion wears down much faster on a tire not rotated

Well, I am trying not to be snarky, but i can't resist  slywink My data is called Math from elementary school.
Let's say you can get a full set of four tires at Costco/Walmart, Discount Tire, Sears, etc. for the typical family sedan (This example does not reflect performance tires or specialty tires)
Installed and on sale for about $400. Those tires will typically last 50k on average.

With tire rotation lets say you get an extra 10k miles out of them (at best)

Tire rotation every 7500 miles at $30. So that would be 8 rotations for 60 K miles as an example at $240.
New set of tires is $400 at 50K or $640 at 60K.

Again, if the service is included or free (like the BMW most likely) then it is worth it. If you are paying for it each time, it doesn't make financial sense.



Well.. sort of.  Don't forget that the driven wheels will wear faster generally.  If you *don't* rotate the tires chances are that while the fronts will wear faster (in a FWD car) rears could last for multiples of miles that the fronts will.  So while you might be buying front tires twice as often, you might be buying rears 3x *less* often.

But, OTOH, you have to consider that older tires will grip less than new, so your rears will not stick as well than the new fronts (which actually shouldn't be a trouble-causing issue on most FWD cars though).

95  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking for HOTAS X45 or X52 on: January 30, 2010, 01:33:11 PM
Nope, but I've tot a Thrustmaster Cougar that needs a home smile
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Giving blowjob can be good for your health on: January 28, 2010, 11:13:36 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on January 28, 2010, 10:50:36 PM


touche.

thumbsup


That's gross.
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system: on: January 28, 2010, 11:12:26 PM

Quote from: morlac on January 28, 2010, 10:48:14 PM

Quote from: Geezer on January 28, 2010, 08:54:21 PM


I know people would love it if the major pubs would just release digital media free of copy protection, but it just ain't gonna happen.

Tell that to Stardock.  Or are you not considering them major?

Personally I prefer disc checks than some of the alternatives.  Ubisoft has always pushed the edge of common sense with their copy protection. 

No, I don't really consider Stardock "major" in the sense that they don't publish the sort of a-list, mass media titles that everyone and their brother want to pirate/play.

That's not a knock on Stardock (I have some of their products myself) - I'm just saying that I'm not sure their methodology can translate 1-1 to a company like UBI, despite Wardell's self-righteous shtick.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system: on: January 28, 2010, 08:54:21 PM
I have zero problem with this. Ubi (and other pubs) are in a no-win situation.  Folks don't like it when they require the disc to be used, so they come up with electronic activation.  Then they say that there will be a patch available if the activation servers are taken offline.  I mean, Jeebus, what more can they do?

I know people would love it if the major pubs would just release digital media free of copy protection, but it just ain't gonna happen.
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Giving blowjob can be good for your health on: January 25, 2010, 04:19:37 PM
Quote from: Brendan

Were I to find myself in a situation similar to Onan's, I would probably be reluctant to impregnate my sister-in-law.  I'm just sayin'.

Perhaps you could seek counsel here.

100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Giving blowjob can be good for your health on: January 25, 2010, 03:22:22 PM

Quote from: Brendan on January 25, 2010, 03:09:27 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on January 25, 2010, 02:24:37 PM

Why would I?  There's a context and relationship where it's perfectly acceptable.

Ah, the truth comes out.  Now we know what "line" rittchard purportedly crossed - not being straight.

Bingo.  God save us from all being forced to accept the Evangelical Agenda.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Giving blowjob can be good for your health on: January 25, 2010, 01:34:14 AM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on January 24, 2010, 11:42:35 PM


Swing and a miss.  I've said nothing about gay this or that. At all. Ale called Mith a homophobe. I think that's a hugely derrogatory label that people throw down against anyone who disagrees with the gay agenda or lobby and it simply isn't true.    



Seems you're on a roll.  Hypocrite.
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Giving blowjob can be good for your health on: January 24, 2010, 10:11:44 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on January 24, 2010, 10:03:41 PM

There we go. Anyone who disagrees with the gay life style is automatically a homophobe. I know it's easy to put anyone you disagree with in a nice tiny box tightly packaged with a label created by the far side of your position. Well played.  thumbsdown

 thumbsup
103  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Knocks Down Corporate Campaign Spending Limits on: January 21, 2010, 09:52:14 PM

Quote from: Moliere on January 21, 2010, 08:26:03 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on January 21, 2010, 07:47:37 PM


Yeah, that darn 1st Amendment can be annoying.

As can the fact that corporations are not people and don't necessarily enjoy the same protections as real live individuals.   
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Regular vs. Synthetic Oil? on: January 20, 2010, 11:38:55 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on January 20, 2010, 09:57:20 PM


I do think for most average joes, a name brand conventional motor oil will do fine. Virtually all of them already have an "additives package" in them so most experts advise staying away from any aftermarket "motor oil additive" gimmicks that claim to improve motor oil. For the most part, they don't do anything beneficial and may mess things up if anything. The "oil majors" these days are obsessed with brand differentiation and specializing, so you go to, say, Advance Auto, you'll probably be intimidated by the variety.


This.  Though I run synthetic for better durability under high-stress applications (not just track work, but also multiple cold start usage because I don't commute and do many short trips throughout the day), and because I hate changing my oil and I'd feel comfortable running any car anywhere on synth for 10K miles between changes.  (and longer for a car used only for medium/long distance commutes.) 
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Which car should I purchase? on: January 17, 2010, 01:41:15 AM

Quote from: cheeba on January 16, 2010, 03:54:37 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 16, 2010, 05:29:30 AM

Actually, buying 1-2 years old still makes better sense, as someone else has paid for the drop in value.
And likely that someone has beat the hell out of the car they knew they were only going to drive for 2 years. If you want a car to last 10+ years, I certainly wouldn't want used.

I wouldn't sweat it.  There's really not a whole hell of a lot the average person can do to a brand new car that's going to cause you problems down the road.  Unless there's something specific that I have to have, demos or certified pre-owned is all I'd buy - the extended certification process combined with the extended warranty makes it a no-brainer if cost is at all a concern IMHO.
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Which car should I purchase? on: January 15, 2010, 09:45:21 PM

Quote from: happydog on January 15, 2010, 06:01:42 PM

Quote from: Geezer on January 15, 2010, 03:10:13 PM

If a tundra and a cooper (which you can actually put a surprising amount of stuff in) aren't sufficient, an A3 isn't gonna help you out much, and the differential between an A3 and a Flex is so vast that I don't even understand why someone would cross-shop those if space is the primary concern.

That said, the Flex is supposed to be a great car.  If you need room for 7 for 3 or 4, or if you have to haul dogs aroundd, go for it smile

Crazy that these two are our current choices, huh?

So let me explain a little how we got here.

We looked at and drove several crossovers and SUVs. We had pretty much made the choice to go with the Toyota Vensa. It mostly matched our requirements and we liked it after test driving it. So we had to take the truck in for service and kind of just said "While we are there lets just get a car." So we drove a couple of them and started talking money. After the they came back with the trade in value for the Mini (it sucked!), we started kicking around the idea of keeping it instead of trading it in. So we didn't buy that day and after talking a bit my wife said "I don't think I like the Vensa after all. Too plastic-y."

We had drove the Flex and really liked it, but didn't like the gas millage. But after not liking the Vensa we came to the conclusion that with me working from home, and my wife working from home also (being mommy) that we really don't drive that much. It just becomes a long term question of what we do if our situation changes.

Oh and an update, I guess my wife was thinking about the A4 Avant Wagon: http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/audi/a4/2010/pricing-report?id=252484&category=wagon
Which would take us to the absolute top of our budget.

Honestly, it seems like the best thing to do would be punt until you know if your situation is gonna change smile    Still, I kinda dig the Flex and I can see why you'd want one.

107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why can't broccili have 800 calories a serving on: January 15, 2010, 05:50:58 PM
You wound me, sirs.  You wound me.   saywhat

108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Which car should I purchase? on: January 15, 2010, 03:10:13 PM
If a tundra and a cooper (which you can actually put a surprising amount of stuff in) aren't sufficient, an A3 isn't gonna help you out much, and the differential between an A3 and a Flex is so vast that I don't even understand why someone would cross-shop those if space is the primary concern.

That said, the Flex is supposed to be a great car.  If you need room for 7 for 3 or 4, or if you have to haul dogs aroundd, go for it smile
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why can't broccili have 800 calories a serving on: January 15, 2010, 03:04:43 PM
Three words (well, one big hyphenated word):

Chick-fil-a

110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: January 14, 2010, 01:07:37 AM

Quote from: Stormrunner1313 on January 13, 2010, 11:04:44 PM

The Lotus 2-Eleven sampler car isn't too shabby, can be a little squirlly w/o tuning, but looks like it's a pretty good A class car out of the box.

Car's a little squirrely in real life too slywink  If art imitates life, the front end o fthe car is feather-lite and it will respond well to basic tuning techniques that soften the front on turn in then slow weight transfer a little. (so maybe try soft compression and somewhat harder rebound front but soften rear sways so the back doesn;t start to snap too much)  Also, because the front is so light it's important to roll on the throttle so as not to bring weight off the front too quickly.  I find that what works in tuning a 911 is also appropriate for the Lotus cars, give or take.

This is, by the way, just a wild ass guess smile

111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tiger Woods destroys his reputation in a car crash on: January 02, 2010, 01:03:51 AM

Quote from: Tals on January 01, 2010, 06:18:18 PM

You both need to read the previous page...that said Tiger Woods should not have got married - just not suited to him smile

Is that really debatable? smile
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cat breaks stove = bye bye for kitties on: December 24, 2009, 12:07:07 AM
keep fu**ing that chicken!
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Knight and Day (movie trailer) on: December 24, 2009, 12:04:09 AM
There's so much awesome in that trailer.

"No one follow us.  Or I kill myself.. and then her."

 The Weghted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you.



114  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Screw the labels, what are YOUR stances? on: December 18, 2009, 09:30:23 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on November 13, 2009, 10:32:22 PM

Quote from: jblank on November 13, 2009, 06:35:52 PM

Roll Eyes Oh my God! Lock me up and throw away the key.

If you think for one second that was directed at anyone in this thread, or on this forum, you've lost it. It was a statement about how many of the extremist right wing find it abhorrent that people should be guaranteed health care from birth. That wasn't an attack on anyone here.

Actually its more then just the 'extremist right wing'   according to gallup for the first time since they asked the question if its the responsibility of the government to make sure all americans have health care coverage more people said no then yes.    Of course if you believe that 50% of americans are 'extremist right wing' then maybe you will still say thats all that oppose it.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/124253/Say-Health-Coverage-Not-Gov-Responsibility.aspx

I wonder how many of those that deny coverage as a right are asshole seniors happily using Medicare?
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The BIG difference on: December 18, 2009, 05:18:53 PM

Quote from: Malificent on December 18, 2009, 12:10:23 PM

Quote from: Razgon on December 18, 2009, 11:43:15 AM

Man...sometimes I dont get the US.
...
What gives? Are you really so afraid of people talking about sex?


Yes.

Sadly.  But as someone else said, we sure love us some killin' and 'sploshuns!    Roll Eyes




116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tiger Woods destroys his reputation in a car crash on: December 18, 2009, 03:53:40 AM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 17, 2009, 04:57:28 PM

I hope she cleans him out.

Yeah. She earned it.  Besides, if we can't be punitive, what's the point?
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Your Game of the Decade 2000-2009 on: December 14, 2009, 04:27:39 AM
Objectively, in terms of impact general cultural significance, I find it hard to see an argument for something other than Guitar Hero or WOW.  That said, I own/play neither.  My own personal choices would be BF1942, Uncharted, or rFactor.
118  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Texas is So Gay on: December 14, 2009, 04:24:04 AM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on December 13, 2009, 05:58:10 AM

Tonight the city of Houston elected Annise Parker mayor by a fairly substantial 53% to 47% margin, making her the first openly gay mayor of a major United States city. While groundbreaking, this election comes on the heels of many electoral victories for gay folks (all, so far, Democrats) in the Lone Star state.



Interesting to note also that this was actually a run-off between two dems, the loser being a straight white dude (who, to his credit, decried some pretty blatant anti-gay rhetoric throughout the campaign)
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Danica Patrick joins NASCAR on: December 13, 2009, 02:24:48 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 13, 2009, 01:41:17 AM

Quote from: Geezer on December 13, 2009, 01:27:56 AM

Quote from: Lee on December 11, 2009, 04:47:04 AM

Why would she want to step down to going in circles with inferior drivers? Tongue I don't follow American motor sports (F1 is so much more interesting), is she has a been in Indy or something?

It may be boring to watch, but those drivers are seriously good.  Driving 200mph, inches away from someone else while continually playing with the balance of the car is no joke.

Put them in a rally car and watch their balls shrivel up.  Tongue

I'd say the same about most any F1 driver.  I'd say the same about a WRC driver going into a turn in an F1 car and not having any idea what the aero on those cars can do, or letting off the gas and being slammed forward bythe aero-induced deceleration.  Point being, at that level the skills are so highly developed that I think calling any category of drivers "inferior" is a little unfair.

But I'd agree that if you had to pick what kind of racing required the widest combination of best-developed skills, rally would be way up near the top.

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Quote from: Lee on December 11, 2009, 04:47:04 AM

Why would she want to step down to going in circles with inferior drivers? Tongue I don't follow American motor sports (F1 is so much more interesting), is she has a been in Indy or something?

It may be boring to watch, but those drivers are seriously good.  Driving 200mph, inches away from someone else while continually playing with the balance of the car is no joke.

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