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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 09, 2014, 08:26:43 PM
Hey, that warm, fuzzy feeling in my ....

Nevermind.

Besides, the catcalls I get from the military guys more than makes up for it.
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 09, 2014, 07:30:34 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 09, 2014, 06:52:31 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 09, 2014, 06:20:58 PM

Tried to hit Wendy's at lunch rush, but the lines were substantial.  I walked across the lot to Church's, which had no line, and no cars in the drive through.  So a 4-piece chicken strip meal was had and consumed.

Thought cross your mind as to why there may not have been a line...  paranoid

It did.  But I like a little danger in my life.  But only a little.
123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 09, 2014, 06:20:58 PM
Tried to hit Wendy's at lunch rush, but the lines were substantial.  I walked across the lot to Church's, which had no line, and no cars in the drive through.  So a 4-piece chicken strip meal was had and consumed.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PAX South tickets on sale on: July 09, 2014, 06:18:44 PM
A San Antonio event might be on the bucket list, but not in the foreseeable future.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Risen from Pirhana Bytes on: July 09, 2014, 04:07:28 PM
Risen 3: Titan Lords drops on August 12th.
126  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 01:45:47 PM
Especially since this is a gaming board.  The Powers that Be could scrub this section of the forum and lock and/or delete any posts smacking of R&P and be well within their rights. 

No one owes you a venue.
127  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 09, 2014, 03:53:01 AM
The 5th and final episode dropped today. However, the game has recently been available for <$9 on Steam and Amazon.
128  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 01:04:41 AM

Quote from: Zekester on July 09, 2014, 12:06:38 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 09, 2014, 12:01:00 AM

No, it just makes you unempathetic and self absorbed.  God forbid anyone that doesn't belong to your group get recognition or acceptance, especially when they've been legally and socially ostracized for centuries.

Maybe.

So how long do you plan on playing the victim card in life?

Fuck off.
129  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 12:01:00 AM
No, it just makes you unempathetic and self absorbed.  God forbid anyone that doesn't belong to your group get recognition or acceptance, especially when they've been legally and socially ostracized for centuries.
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Microsoft Surface - Surface Pro 2 unveiled on: July 08, 2014, 05:44:14 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 08, 2014, 12:52:37 AM

Gabe of Penny Arcade posted some more about his Surface 3 today. He basically finds it almost unusable for drawing.

While I will only really use the pen for OneNote, which it seems to work fine with, this scares me. Is it a software problem that they can fix? Or is it a hardware, which will mean MS will be quick to push out a new version to fix it? Would be quite disappointed if its the later causing my system will be quickly outdated.

Update

He was using Photoshop, which is apparently 'experimental'.  He's had better luck using Manga Studio 5.0.4.
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 08, 2014, 02:51:35 PM
Why is that mech crapping out a pilot?
132  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 07, 2014, 11:44:18 PM
Completely wrong, eh?  Let's see what they have to say:

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In a viewpoint published on July 1 in JAMA Pediatrics, Dr. David S. Ludwig, an endocrinologist at Boston Children's Hospital, and Dr. Walter C. Willet, Fredrick John Stare professor of epidemiology and nutrition chair at the Harvard School of Public Health in Cambridge, Mass., questioned why low-fat milk was given the OK over the whole milk option.

"There's never been such a strong evidence base for these recommendations," Ludwig told the Boston Globe. "We're not arguing that milk should be eliminated from the diet, but that a broader range of recommendations might be more appropriate."
...
The authors point out that there are only a few clinical trials that have looked at the benefits of reduced-fat milk compared to whole milk. Most people just assume the lower-fat milk has fewer calories, which theoretically decreases total caloric intake and lessens weight gain.

However, the researchers said that just because someone lowers fat intake doesn't necessarily mean that it will help with losing the pounds.

So you're stating that two doctors publishing a viewpoint, in other words, an opinion, mean that the people on the other side of the discussion are completely wrong?  When not even the authors state definitively that it's wrong and there are no studies to back up their assertion?

Go buy a dictionary and learn some critical thinking skills.
133  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 07, 2014, 06:59:30 PM
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And I have no idea what jicama is, so that's not in there.

Mexican yam.  
134  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 07, 2014, 05:40:07 PM
Risen Collection is $7.99, and Risen 3: Titan Lords is up for pre-order.
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had a pretty sad encounter today at Rite Aid on: July 07, 2014, 05:21:26 PM
136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Calculus on: July 07, 2014, 05:18:45 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 06, 2014, 09:16:04 PM

I am intrigued by your degree Isgrimnur, I had never heard of it. I love computers, but I ruled out CS because of the math. I wonder if I should look more in that area? Although I do quite like accounting, I just don't know how far I am going with it since certification will take quite awhile (if I go that route).

The actual term for it is Management Information Systems and all the classes were labeled Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences (ISQS).  It's easier to say Business Programming in the general conversational sense.

From my limited experience of job searching in 2007 that finally got me my first career-related job, the business job fair was heavy with companies looking for accounting and finance majors, outnumbering everyone else.  Regardless of the economic status, money has to be moved and tracked.

After that, there were enough people looking for business programmers that I was able to net 4 interviews, two on-site interviews, and one job offer that I accepted.  Companies looking for Marketing and Management majors were mainly looking for people to be salespeople, like Enterprise Rent-a-car.

As a MIS major, you won't be programming games or robots or any of the cool stuff that they like to do news reports and make movies about, but I've been working directly or indirectly for financial institutions for the past 6.5 years.  My first project was for a bank that went under after 1.5 years of work in 2009, a week before we went to pilot.  At the end of the day, I still got paid, and I learned a lot.  There was another project in the pipe, I was transferred over, and kept working.

I don't have to know all the financial and accounting equations and rules to do my job effectively, I just have to know how to implement what other people ask me for.  While my department will always be a cost sink, it's my job to help others become more efficient so they can drive revenue.  At the end of the day, if the powers that be know and respect what I do and I keep my internal customers happy, I'm assured of a nice, cushy office well away from the teen teller line and the mass of humanity that are our customers.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/07) on: July 07, 2014, 02:48:56 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 07, 2014, 01:11:28 PM

NADA
^ This
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 7/4/14 on: July 06, 2014, 04:05:42 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 06, 2014, 03:04:32 AM

I've been working my way trough Shadowrun.  Just had a TPK on what looks to be the final battle.  I'll probably give it another shot and tweak my approach.

I was able to give it a few more tries last night, and I'm undergeared. I don't have enough medkits and doc wagons, so it looks like I'll have to back all the way out to pre-run, re-gear, and husband my resources better until I get to the end.
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 7/4/14 on: July 06, 2014, 03:04:32 AM
I've been working my way trough Shadowrun.  Just had a TPK on what looks to be the final battle.  I'll probably give it another shot and tweak my approach.
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Calculus on: July 06, 2014, 03:03:07 AM
Most of the heavy math lifting for programmers ended up in the CS department, which is under the engineering college.  There's plenty of math to go around between the two semesters of Math Analysis and Stats, but after that, it's all business applications in Accounting, Finance, Programming. 

Regardless, I tool calculus in HS and my first year of college when I decided I wanted to be an astronomy major, which is really just a physics degree.  To me, derivatives were easy.  When it got to integrals, I got lost, and never found my way back in.
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Calculus on: July 05, 2014, 08:20:06 PM
I have a double business degree from a 4-year university in Business Programming and General Business.  Not once did I have to take a calculus class nor have I ever been presented with a working problem where it was required.

I took statistics, business math, accounting, finance, and way too much economics.  But calculus was never required.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Civilization: Beyond Earth - Finally an Alpha Centauri successor? on: July 05, 2014, 03:44:33 AM
The reports I hear is that's exactly what it is.  It's the same Civ V engine with a new spacey setting.  It's a standalone game. 

The preorder price is set at $50.  I'm sure I can wait for a Steam sale eventually.
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Birthday Ron! on: July 03, 2014, 11:32:53 PM
 Torches and Happiness!
144  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 03, 2014, 04:40:05 PM
The idea that you can type that with a straight face...
145  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 03, 2014, 02:44:39 PM
 icon_lol
146  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 03, 2014, 02:02:35 PM
I'm sorry that there's no straight guy burger for you to purchase.  I know how hard your struggles have been with your 'chosen' orientation, what with you being targeted by law enforcement for persecution, being denied equal protection under the law, and having your orientation designated as a mental disorder.

The president is currently seeking to expedite the return of illegal immigrant children.  But that doesn't fit the outrage narrative.

Voter ID a federal mandate? I thought conservatives were all about state's rights and the sanctity of the 10th Amendment.  And where is the landslide of voter fraud cases that we're supposed to be seeing?  If Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott can't find more than 26 cases in a state of 26 million, it must be a huge problem.  

Get the fuck over yourself.  
147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had a pretty sad encounter today at Rite Aid on: July 03, 2014, 03:36:06 AM
Would you write your name down?
...
Thank you. When I'm famous I'll make it a point not to like you.
148  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Summer Sale Haul 2014 on: June 30, 2014, 02:09:23 PM
06/21
Metal Slug 3   $2.71
Monaco   $1.49
06/25
Noir Syndrome   $2.37
06/26
Call of Juarez Gunslinger + Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon   $6.24
06/27
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition   $5.09
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/30) on: June 30, 2014, 02:08:01 PM
Nada ting.
150  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 27, 2014, 09:40:00 PM
Tell yourself whatever you want.  You seem more interested in trying to tell me what I think and mean.  I'm done with your nonsense. 
151  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 27, 2014, 01:50:00 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on June 27, 2014, 11:51:24 AM

You can keep going around like this, Isgrimnur, but I'm telling you now: criticizing Barack Obama for disarming the Syrian chemical weapons program because it was too peaceful is on par with complaining that the Special Ops forces didn't obtain visitor visas on their way in to kill Osama bin Laden.  Find a different avenue of attack.

-Autistic Angel

I am not criticizing the president for anything, merely exploring the actual events that occurred.  And I will ask you again to stop putting words in my mouth. 
152  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 27, 2014, 03:09:24 AM
Do the Syrians still have weapons of war?  Then they didn't "unilaterally" disarm.

I'm not arguing anything about what we should have done, I'm arguing about what actually happened.  Regardless of what he said, the expectation of just about everyone was that crossing that "red line" would result in some punitive action.  

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The phrase then became a source of contention when political opponent John McCain said the red line was "apparently written in disappearing ink," due to the perception the red line had been crossed with no action.

And it's not my assertion that it resulted in a credibility loss.  It's a lot of the media and the Saudis themselves.

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The Saudis have been particularly shaken by Mr. Obama’s refusal to intervene forcefully in the Syrian civil war, especially his recent decision not to punish President Bashar al-Assad of Syria with military strikes even after evidence emerged that Mr. Assad’s government used chemical weapons on its own citizens.

Instead, Mr. Obama chose to seek congressional authorization for a strike, and when that proved difficult to obtain, he cooperated with Russia to get Syria to agree to give up its chemical weapons. Prince Turki and Israeli officials have argued that the agreement merely legitimized Mr. Assad, and on Sunday, the prince called the world’s failure to stop the conflict in Syria “almost a criminal negligence.”

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You're arguing we should have followed exactly that same track in Syria, launching a completely voluntary war solely because...why, exactly?

I have argued no such thing.

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you're disappointed we didn't insist on going to war anyway.

I have expressed no opinion on whether or not the actions that were taken or those that were being considered were appropriate.

So my big question to you is why you seem to take my posting of the facts and opinions that are evident through major media coverage as some sort of personal opinion on the issue.  

When you posted:

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The United States threatened to bomb Syria unless they gave up their chemical weapon stockpiles.

you were demonstrably wrong.  A point I made an effort to correct.  Nothing more.  
153  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 27, 2014, 12:21:55 AM
We didn't threaten to bomb them if they didn't give up their chemical weapons.  We threatened to bomb them if they used them, which they did.  Then Kerry got all flippant when someone asked him what would prevent us bombing them, and he shot his mouth off of them giving up the weapons.  They agreed to do it when the Russians came calling, and the Saudis got pissed.
154  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 26, 2014, 09:05:43 PM
We have interests in the Middle East.  If we lose credibility there like we did when we backed down from bombing Syria because they surrendered their chemical weapons, we lose the willingness of those governments in the region to take actions on our behalf or to our benefit that expose them politically against opposition in their own countries.  Especially if they feel that our word carries little weight.
155  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 26, 2014, 08:45:07 PM
"Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests." - Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, KG, GCB, PC
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read 2014 Edition on: June 26, 2014, 07:04:09 PM
The Atomic Times: My H-Bomb Year at the Pacific Proving Ground by Michael Harris

This is a rather unvarnished look at Harris's year on Eniwetok during the Operation Redwing tests.  It's as much of a character study of the enlisted men, the corruption of the officers, and the complete whitewashing of any dangers that the men were subjected to by being within viewing distance of the 1956 nuclear weapons testing.

This is a personal account by a PFC, not a detailed historical account by a historian, and is as much a biography.  I felt like I learned some things about the US military at that time, but not necessarily what I was looking for.  I don't regret reading the book, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it to someone unconditionally.
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read 2014 Edition on: June 26, 2014, 07:04:02 PM

The German Empire, 1870-1918 by Michael Sturmer

A light read at 192 pages of a half-sized book complete with a dramatis personæ and index, but a good introduction of the German Empire and the modernization of the land, effects of unification, and the lead up to the first world war.

It's not really enough of a study to let me feel that I truly understand the forces at play.  I guess it's more of a Cliff Notes to let me know if I want to do more reading in the area.
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World Cup 2014 on: June 26, 2014, 05:51:14 PM
4 minutes of stoppage time in both games, we have to melt down quickly to not advance.
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World Cup 2014 on: June 26, 2014, 03:13:39 PM
Each one has been at a different league level: Netherlands, EPL, and now direct FIFA. 

Mauro Tassotti got 8 games for a deliberate action that broke the nose of Luis Enrique back in 1994.  I think that getting the full 2-year ban will require a mass murder on the pitch
160  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 26, 2014, 03:03:57 PM
I love the appeal to the majority, as if that's a valid reason. retard

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“Can you imagine the baseball team in this city not being called the Cleveland Indians? I can’t picture that.”

Yeah, having it called something like the Lake Shores, Bluebirds, Broncos, or Naps would just be weird.
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