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161  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: LA Clippers Owner Guy on: May 30, 2014, 03:28:21 AM
His douchebaggery is no justification to seize his his assets.  The team and accouterments are still worth money, and what the market will bear for them. 

His real punishment is the social stigma and the fact that he'll never be allowed to own a national-level sports franchise again.  He's no longer famous for being a rich dude with a team, he's now famous for being a rich racist that used to own a team.

162  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: May 30, 2014, 03:16:39 AM
The AR-15 is the barbie doll of the adult male shooter.  Have you seen how many customization items that people make for those things?
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 29, 2014, 10:58:30 PM
Everybody back in the pool!
164  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: May 29, 2014, 10:57:58 PM
I agree that getting a bunch of people strapped with long irons to stroll into a local food establishment is stupid, provocative, and likely could be construed as criminal in some manner. 

But as I said, it's the wingnuts on either fringe that allow us to keep some happy medium.  Unfortunately, I am of the belief that we need provocative actions from the NRA crowd to offset rampant overreach from the ban-em-all crowd.  I wish it weren't the case.
165  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: May 29, 2014, 08:29:24 PM
No problem. 
166  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: May 29, 2014, 07:51:14 PM
As with so many other issues, it's the people on the fringes that help determine the middle ground.  If one side were foaming at the mouth while the other were reasonable, the ravening hordes would likely pull things too far to one side.

So while I have little love lost for those taking up the extreme positions on either side of this or any other issue, it's a co-dependent, balancing relationship.  I wish there were a middle ground where the issues could be explored reasonably, but that doesn't put money in people's accounts, and marking your opponent as a society-destroying enemy keeps the money flowing much better than a reasoned debate. 

What a piece of work is man.
167  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: May 29, 2014, 07:23:46 PM
In areas like mine, DFW, there are plenty of plots of farm and ranch land inside an overall perimeter that anyone would be ill suited to define as "rural".  And yet there are still issues in and around this urban area with things such as feral hogs and other such pests, including predatory animals.  So for someone involved in management of open land, the ability to carry a weapon for their use without running afoul of 30 jurisdictions for having a rifle on him when he makes a trip across town to the local Bass Pro Shops is a reasonable expectation.

There are more things in heaven and earth, Autistic Angel, than are dreamt of in your city slicker philosophy.
168  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: May 29, 2014, 05:35:46 PM


$9.99
169  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: May 29, 2014, 02:41:30 PM
The restaurants, at least in Texas, still have the right to tell you to go pound, and have the force of law behind them to have you cited for criminal trespass if you are made aware of the restrictions.  The funny thing to me is that the statute number denoting the requirements for forbidding licensed concealed carry entry is 30.06.

Just as with the 1st Amendment, no one owes you a venue, especially not a privately owned business.  Whereas the exploration of gun rights as the government regulation is concerned is an ever-shifting array of laws and court decisions, the rights of property owners is less so.  Being a firearm carrier is not a protected status in the manner that race or gender is, so, even if a business is a provider of public accommodations, they are within their rights to refuse you service, tell you to go pound, and call the cops to have you cited and removed for criminal trespass.
170  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: May 29, 2014, 01:12:53 AM
Football Manger 2014 -75% $49.99 $12.50 (85)
 - through June 12th

The Metacritic and Steam user reviews are scathing, however.

You can now license the CRYENGINE for less than $10/month.
171  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: May 29, 2014, 01:12:20 AM
Don't forget Chipotle.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill may have thought it was protecting potentially frightened customers when it urged people to leave their guns at home. But not so fast.

Itís clear to me that Chipotle should have known better. It was playing with fire by infringing on the Second Amendment and bowing to public pressure from a social media campaign. The ban was bound to give pro-gun supporters indigestion. Even though the company claimed the move was voluntary, that's not how it played among gun enthusiasts who believe their rights are under siege. This smells like a step toward a total ban and activists want to use their firepower to make sure it goes no further.
172  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: May 28, 2014, 06:38:53 PM
slywink It's all good.
173  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: May 28, 2014, 06:22:46 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 28, 2014, 04:59:05 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 28, 2014, 04:43:40 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 28, 2014, 03:24:42 PM

That type of reasoning is equally as bad.

Hopefully no one shoots me because of it.

Defending the second amendment by violating the first.  Perfect.

By having Congress pass a law abridging it?  icon_confused
174  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: May 28, 2014, 05:21:38 PM
For XCOM, you can get the base game at Amazon for $9.89, as is Enemy Within.  Both are Steam codes.

Elite Soldier is the same price, Slingshot is more expensive. 
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/26) on: May 27, 2014, 01:52:34 PM
Nothing.  Although I am surprised at a new Ace Combat game.  But none of the others I've played have recommended themselves to me at full price.
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 26, 2014, 12:02:22 AM
If you're a billionaire, you just buy the man that becomes president. 
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 24, 2014, 09:10:56 PM
I pay a dollar a day to have the internet delivered to a device that resides in my pants. 
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 23, 2014, 05:05:07 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on May 15, 2014, 12:06:11 AM

Actually it's a really nice office chair, mesh material for coolness and lumbar support. Sadly the wheels have deteriorated to the point that I had to take them off, so the five legs sit on wood blocks, but then I don't tend to move too much.

New wheels are cheap.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 5/23/14 on: May 23, 2014, 04:07:45 PM
Working my way through the 2nd penny arcade game. May fire up BF4 tomorrow night if there's some forumers to play with. Then fire up some flight sims to get used to the stick for next week's release of the Star Citizen dogfight module.
180  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: May 22, 2014, 08:09:31 PM
Weekend Deal: Warhammer Weekend

Dawn of War Franchise Pack $69.99
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Grand Master Collection $39.99
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Master Collection $27.49
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Master Collection $18.99
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Collection $29.99

Special Promotions:
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition -80% $19.99 $3.99 (88)
 - The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut $1.99

Blade Kitten -50% $5.99 $2.99 (52)
181  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Geezers Gone Wild: Battlefield 4 Edition 5/24 on: May 20, 2014, 05:34:32 PM
I don't recall if it is or not.
182  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Geezers Gone Wild: Battlefield 4 Edition 5/24 on: May 20, 2014, 04:05:47 PM
I'm PC as well.  I find I have a lack of Origin friends that play this.  Might be part of why I haven't touched the game since the end of February.
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Couldn't Solve it Then, Can't Solve it now. on: May 20, 2014, 02:00:54 PM
Here you go.
184  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Geezers Gone Wild: Battlefield 4 Edition 5/24 on: May 20, 2014, 01:48:24 PM
Definite maybe.  I might need a reminder.
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/19) on: May 19, 2014, 08:14:55 PM
Nada.
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 5/16/14 on: May 19, 2014, 02:08:35 PM
Wound up starting and making some progress through On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness 2. 

Never got to the point where I could feel enough of a time block to get some stick time in.  With the Start Citizen dogmight module due in 10 days, I really need to remedy that.
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 5/16/14 on: May 16, 2014, 03:19:00 PM
Oh, and I'll be exploring more of the good old days of Marvel Comics through my Marvel Unlimited subscription.
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: May 16, 2014, 03:17:31 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
People in the Marvel universe don't seem to think twice about leaving enemies (possibly) alive and unrestrained behind them. 

As per the scene discussed above or the opening of CA: Winter Soldier. 
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 5/16/14 on: May 16, 2014, 03:14:55 PM
Saturday is possible I will hit the boardgame group, but that will be followed by the Dave Matthews Band concert.  Tonight, I might try to increase my stick time with my new Saitek Rhino and finally learn how to stick twist for rudder controls.  It'll probably be World of Warplanes, as I have managed to lose my WarThunder install somewhere.
190  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: May 15, 2014, 06:05:26 PM
Here's a link to a publisher search.  Discounts are still up at the moment.
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (TV-ABC) Marvel's Agent Carter on: May 14, 2014, 02:54:04 PM
Bradley Whitford's character would have little to nothing to do with a post-one-shot show.  She leaves his department at the SSR to take the new position.  Unless they bring the SSR into some coop/conflict with SHIELD, there's no need for them to be around.  Not to mention, I'm sure the SSR is bigger than that one office. 

192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: May 13, 2014, 09:10:20 PM
Cavill's back for this and the Justice League movie?  I has a sad.

And he's playing Robert Vaughn's role in The Man from U.N.C.L.E....
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 13, 2014, 03:49:38 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 13, 2014, 03:41:22 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 13, 2014, 03:25:17 PM

Quote from: gellar on May 13, 2014, 03:21:04 PM

Annnnd the horrible, terrible, useless shit that is Kinect is finally, mercifully, killed by its creator.

I'd be happy with having paid extra for the Kinect if they'd just release some damn games. Hell, I'll take even an updated Kinectimals game to show the kids.

Agreed. But now it's going to be dead dead DEAD.  First adopters are getting screwed by this.

They should be used to it by now.
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Superman: Man of Steel on: May 13, 2014, 02:36:17 PM
If you were going to let it slide by, I felt obligated to pick up the slack.
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / RIP H. R. Giger on: May 13, 2014, 02:08:20 PM
Reuters

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Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger who designed the monster and revolutionary sci-fi sets for the film "Alien" has died, his museum said on Tuesday. He was 74.

Giger, who was born Hans Rudolf in the eastern Swiss town of Chur in 1940, died on Monday in Zurich from injuries he obtained after suffering a fall, an employee of the H.R. Giger Museum said, confirming reports in Swiss media.
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The son of a chemist, he studied architecture and industrial design in Zurich, and first experimented with ink drawing and polyester works before moving onto large freehand airbrush works showcasing nightmarish dreamscapes.
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"My paintings seem to make the strongest impression on people who are, well, who are crazy. A good many people think as I do. If they like my work they are creative... or they are crazy," Giger said in an 1979 interview with Starlog magazine.
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Giger was also known for his sculptures, paintings and furniture and many of these works are on display at his own museum in a medieval castle in Gruyeres, central Switzerland, which is run by his second wife Carmen Maria Scheifele Giger.

The museum, which opened in 1998 also houses Giger's private art collection, including works by Salvador Dali.
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Superman: Man of Steel on: May 13, 2014, 02:01:34 PM

Quote from: sgoldj on May 12, 2014, 07:32:32 PM

I agree that the way Jonathan Lent was portrayed was the biggest miscasting of a character, and even that Clark's character reasonably flowed from it. The net effect was not a Superman that I thought was true to the character.

The performance was a bit ... unleavened.  I do hope they passover any further attempts to extend this story line. 
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (TV-ABC) Marvel's Agent Carter on: May 12, 2014, 08:37:22 PM
Not so much the infiltration, but the conflicts as they have to deal with the Operation Paperclip personnel integrating into the new organization.  The conflicts that arise from methods, the culling of people that can't accept the new world order, the Odd Couple teams that have to be made to work, etc.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/12) on: May 12, 2014, 04:51:59 PM
Nada.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 5/9/14 on: May 11, 2014, 03:16:08 AM
Fired up WarThunder for a for a few tutorials with my new Rhino.  The learning curve, mapping, and switching games is going to require some mental effort.
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: May 11, 2014, 12:59:17 AM
I'll just leave this and this here.
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