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161  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 14, 2014, 06:53:35 PM
The Kalypso page is up.
162  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: August 14, 2014, 03:48:47 AM
Yes
163  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 13, 2014, 05:34:26 PM
Sounds interesting, but I don't know that I want to spend $5 on it.
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Better Life Index Tool Tells You Which Country Is Best For You on: August 12, 2014, 08:03:47 PM
I'm definitely a first world individual. 
165  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: August 12, 2014, 05:50:59 PM
I'm about 100 pages into Cobra II, and at one point, they were counting on leveraging the existing Iraqi armed forces and police to keep the peace so that we could send fewer troops.  Talk about a pipe dream.  They wanted to fight a war of their own choosing, keep the troop footprint as low as possible to tamp down discontent at home, and make an example out of the regime, convinced on faulty intelligence that there were still WMDs.
166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read 2014 Edition on: August 11, 2014, 07:43:41 PM
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
167  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: August 11, 2014, 06:00:00 PM
What does it say when Laura Ingraham blames our initial intervention for their current sorry state of affairs?

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Ingraham added that she was “not saying” she wanted to see U.S. forces return to Iraq: “I don’t know if there’s a good solution right now, which is a horrible thing to say for the United States of America.”

Later in the segment, Ingraham pointed out that al Qaeda — through its ISIS offshoot group — was “becoming the Islamic state.”

“We tried to do all these things in Iraq, now Iraq is worse off!” she exclaimed. “I mean, I hate to say that, but Iraq is worse than before we went in to Iraq. Christians are gone, there’s no sense of order at all.”

“Saddam Hussein is gone. That’s a good thing, but what’s left? A more embolden Islamic state.”
168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 11, 2014, 05:29:37 PM
Personally, I want to see Guardians beat Sin City this coming weekend.  There doesn't seem that there's anything else on the docket in the coming month that will have near the widespread appearl.
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 11, 2014, 03:56:46 PM
Being 'universally' panned doesn't explain why they've already announced the sequel.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/11) on: August 11, 2014, 02:58:12 PM
Nada.
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 10, 2014, 10:12:05 PM
Turtles opened at $65 million.  Guardians has $41.5 million for weekend #2.
172  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: August 08, 2014, 03:28:50 AM


Which one has it right?
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 07:46:54 PM
I do not have any objections to copious amounts of cheese.
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 07:26:55 PM
I had one of the above coneys at GABP, and documented it at the time.

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Sat down before gametime, seats were already in the shade. Perfect weather, as it was warm with the occasional breeze off the river. I had a bratwurst before the game, which was decent. Later on, I bought a Skyline coney. Whatever it is you people in Ohio are trying to pass off as chili is disgusting. That was the worst-tasting attempt at a chili dog I have ever had the misfortune to pay for.

And I don't do mustard or onions.  
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 06:10:16 PM
Tell you what, Scraper.  If you want to send me a can of Skyline, I will sample it again, under whatever preparation instructions you determine, and report back.  I will even defer your costs.
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 05:44:33 PM

Quote from: Scraper on August 07, 2014, 05:08:08 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 07, 2014, 04:45:17 PM

I tried Skyline when I was at a Reds game.  Skyline is crap.

Shut your mouth. That's either a lie or a faulty opinion. Either way it's wrong.

My sister forsook the stomping grounds of her youth and married a Clevelander; both now reside in Columbus.  I have visited the Buckeye state on any number of occasions, and it has many things to recommend it.  Skyline "chili" is not one of them.  And anything that is routinely served over spaghetti doesn't deserve the name of chili, anyway.
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 04:45:17 PM
I tried Skyline when I was at a Reds game.  Skyline is crap.
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 03:31:25 PM
Boiled, then pan crisped.  Served with chili and cheese.
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ebola outbreak on: August 05, 2014, 02:50:51 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 04, 2014, 06:20:49 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 04, 2014, 03:00:29 PM

Pretty fascinating article about a secret super experimental drug that appears to have saved the americans.

At least we can save the white people

When the locals are attacking health workers through panic and fear, trying to sell them on taking an experimental drug is probably a non-starter.

You don't put your rescuers at risk when the victim has a chance to take you down with them.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360] Tropico 5 on: August 05, 2014, 01:41:27 PM
I love it when things I post end up on the front page. biggrin
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/04) on: August 04, 2014, 05:41:21 PM
Correction: International Snooker from Steam.
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360] Tropico 5 on: August 04, 2014, 04:52:30 PM
Banned in Thailand

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Kalypso Media can confirm that Tropico 5, the latest installment of the hugely popular dictator sim, has been refused distribution in Thailand. The Board of Film and Video Censors (part of the Ministry of Culture) informed Kalypso Media's Thailand distributor New Era that Tropico 5 would not be granted a release status in the country. They stated that 'some contents of the game are not appropriate for the current situation,' but did not pinpoint the exact content which caused concern. After consideration, New Era has decided not to appeal the decision.
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/1/14 on: August 04, 2014, 03:09:18 PM
I need to do some more research with Vassal.  I pulled up one module and got the map and units, but there was nothing in place to bulk load the units.  Of course, I was doing a modular-type wargame that has more than one scenario with different units, placement, etc.  I may need to scale back the features to something a bit lighter to get my feet wet.
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/04) on: August 04, 2014, 03:07:30 PM
Nada.
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So when do you quit? on: August 04, 2014, 03:07:07 PM
File for FMLA for the care of your mother.  Then, you have the weight of the federal government behind you when you tell them to sod off.
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ebola outbreak on: August 04, 2014, 03:03:24 AM
Like Gruinard Island?
187  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: August 03, 2014, 05:16:40 PM
Let's make up for lost time, then shall we?







188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/1/14 on: August 03, 2014, 03:19:54 PM
Added in some Trackmania2 Stadium last night, and now I'm fiddling with Vassal.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/1/14 on: August 03, 2014, 01:03:00 AM
So far, it's been NHL 14 and Pool Nation.
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ebola outbreak on: August 01, 2014, 08:01:46 PM
Ah.  Well, aside from Caine's speculation, it's a non-starter, as we've seen. The government is capable and willing to throw money at the problem to get people that know what they're doing to actually take on the work voluntarily.
191  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 01, 2014, 05:23:31 PM
It was cheaper during the Summer Sale.  Take that for what it's worth.
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ebola outbreak on: August 01, 2014, 04:20:59 PM
Well, the NIH dropped $28M on the problem back in March, some of which went to Colorado to develop quicker testing.  And the DoD has spent $140M to try and find a treatment. 

The only link I can find to the Gates Foundation is tin-foil-hat conspiracies that they fund a bioweapons lab that is the source of the current outbreak.

193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Child of God on: August 01, 2014, 03:06:06 PM
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194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Child of God on: August 01, 2014, 02:49:16 PM
I didn't know you played bass.

195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Child of God on: August 01, 2014, 02:40:51 PM
I learned it by watching you!
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Child of God on: August 01, 2014, 02:34:47 PM
So they butchered your biography?
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ebola outbreak on: August 01, 2014, 01:56:20 PM
Yeah, just like the government forced all those defense industry firms to create those weapons like the M-1, F-15, F-16, F/A-18.  Companies live and die for fat government contracts.  The idea that there's any forcing going on in product creation is ludicrous, especially when the government protects their ensuing monopolies.
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ebola outbreak on: July 31, 2014, 07:52:30 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 31, 2014, 07:44:57 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 31, 2014, 07:40:03 PM

Chikungunya has made it here, and has a confirmed case that doesn't originate from Caribbean travel.  A bribe in the right place to let someone get on an international flight, and we've got serious problems.  The big thing keeping Ebola from being truly terrifying is that it's spread by fluids, not through the air.  That, and it's acquired from African animals.  It would be quite difficult for it to obtain a foothold here in the US, and then migrate to a wild animal population repository.  It's a bit different when your society doesn't require the eating of wild animals.

Good points. 

It does spread from sweat though, right, as that's a fluid?  That, and our awful open southern border, is why I'm more concerned.

I believe so, but again, you've got to connect the dots.  How much travel is going to originate in African areas, head to Mexico via some path, and then trickle across the southern border?  Especially for people that are consuming bush meat or those that come in close proximity to said people?
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ebola outbreak on: July 31, 2014, 07:40:03 PM
Chikungunya has made it here, and has a confirmed case that doesn't originate from Caribbean travel.  A bribe in the right place to let someone get on an international flight, and we've got serious problems.  The big thing keeping Ebola from being truly terrifying is that it's spread by fluids, not through the air.  That, and it's acquired from African animals.  It would be quite difficult for it to obtain a foothold here in the US, and then migrate to a wild animal population repository.  It's a bit different when your society doesn't require the eating of wild animals.
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ebola outbreak on: July 31, 2014, 04:10:55 PM
And that, dear friends, is where governments are supposed to thrive.  To do for the people what the markets will not.  Of course, short term re-election terms have made long-term planning for the betterment of anything take a back seat to pandering to the base.
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