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7361  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: G.I.Joe: Resolute on: April 26, 2009, 04:28:14 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 24, 2009, 04:34:36 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on April 24, 2009, 04:17:07 PM

One fault through episode 5:


Spoiler for Hiden:
DIALTONE WAS NOT A CHIXX0R!

yeah, I caught that too.  he had the coolest gun out of all the toys too.  I forget what type it was, but it was a machine gun with a really massive barrel- actually, maybe it was an auto shotgun...

7362  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Touch screen pocket watch on: April 26, 2009, 04:22:41 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 26, 2009, 12:21:54 PM

I can imagine owning that watch and going back in time. People think ya got a standard old pocket watch till you open it up and BAM :Looky at me Im Mr. Future man"...Ok so that is stupid..but the watch is cool smile

There's a movie deal in there somewhere if you can hone the idea.  Hell, they made Click, didn't they?
7363  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: New Union Movement...the Card Check Plan on: April 25, 2009, 01:57:40 AM
You exist in their work environment for 8 hours.  There will not be time provided pre-union for union organizers to discuss things with you, post flyers, or have any interaction with you if the company does not wish it so.  And there will be plenty of employees who do not or can not attend extracurricular meetings to discuss this during non-work hours.
7364  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 04/24/09 on: April 25, 2009, 01:34:57 AM
 icon_biggrin
7365  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: New Union Movement...the Card Check Plan on: April 24, 2009, 09:47:06 PM
But how does that serve as a check against blanket discriminatory measures taken by the employer?  Neither side has the moral high ground on this issue.  As much as I like the idea of fair secret balloting in a neutral environment, I just don't see it.  The company already has a monopoly on your time and the material that you see.  I honestly don't see a reasonable solution to this one that isn't open to abuse by one side or the other.   
7366  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 04/24/09 on: April 24, 2009, 08:01:17 PM
Chess with Friends
Eve Online trial
God of War
7367  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [iPhone/iPod Touch] Chess with Friends on: April 24, 2009, 07:59:20 PM
My tag is my tag.

Not a good player, my ass.  You crushed me in 22 moves.  crybaby And here I had been upbeat after beating a co-worker in 19. 
7368  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Eve Online - GT+OO Corporation (Naming?) on: April 24, 2009, 06:15:17 PM
Yeah, i've been in it the last few nights.  Everybody's been really helpful. 
7369  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Eve Online - GT+OO Corporation (Naming?) on: April 24, 2009, 05:07:36 PM
As soon as I figure out how to find the location.  I think I'm 10 jumps away and I'm still on a trial account. 
7370  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Pakistan Imposes Sharia Law on: April 24, 2009, 04:08:04 PM
When the Germans are worried, it's really bad.

"We Germans are not a warlike people, but we can be pushed too far."
7371  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are you listening to right now? on: April 24, 2009, 03:33:57 PM
"The Village Green Preservation Society" by Kate Rusby (Kate Rusby channel, Pandora)
7372  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPhone on: April 24, 2009, 03:10:50 PM
Welcome, brother.

Start here for apps and games.  Don't forget to come play chess with us.
7373  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Eve rage quit time? on: April 23, 2009, 07:51:39 PM
Yeah, I'd be asking for a review.

Drones

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I fired on a drone and CONCORD attacked me! Why?
Drones are the registered property of their respective owners, and attacking them constitutes an attack on the owner himself. If left for too long in the depths of space a drone may lose this connection to its owner, but there is no guarantee that this will happen.

When you're under fire, and you're not the initiator of the fight, you are free to shoot the other player's drones to pieces. But when you stumble on an abandoned drone just floating around in space, firing on it will make you the aggressor. In high security space, you are going to be in trouble.

Note that since drones are relatively cheap, going through all this trouble just to incapacitate one and scoop it up may not be worth it. If you really want one without any risk or hassle, simply check the market.

Looks like the DC may have tripped them over to an abandoned status.

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Behaviors Concord will respond to
...
Using remote repair systems on NPC ships
7374  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Miss California's Answer to Controversial Issue Sparks Controversy on: April 23, 2009, 04:45:38 PM
That seems to be too fine a hair to split with a lot of the Christians that are in the media today.  You don't see many people on TV that can love the sinner and hate the sin.  I do believe that there are a large number that are not in the media that are capable of maintaining such an attitude, but it isn't what sells to the politically motivated consumer.
7375  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Miss California's Answer to Controversial Issue Sparks Controversy on: April 23, 2009, 04:22:23 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on April 23, 2009, 02:17:56 PM

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This is why I don't believe in organized religion.  You can't preach tolerance and then pull this sort of nonsense. 
Not sure who preaches tolerance, but it wasn't Christ.

Yeah, shaking the dust from your feet isn't exactly a tolerant act.  I also seem to recall him referencing the destruction of three Jewish towns as a warning, but can't seem to find it.  
7376  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What are you listening to right now? on: April 23, 2009, 04:10:50 PM
A brain wave brought up the IRC plugins that would allow you to type a command and share what you were listening to.

Right now, I have a Perez Prado channel on Pandora running.  Nothing like a little Mambo.  Loaded today after thinking about Mean Guns.
7377  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Pirate Bay loses trial on: April 23, 2009, 03:08:39 PM
Quote from: BBC
Judge Tomas Norstrom is a member of the Swedish Copyright Association and sits on the board of Swedish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property.

This ought to get even more interesting.
7378  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Worrying about your loss of memory makes it worse! on: April 23, 2009, 02:42:48 PM
Live Science

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In this study and previous ones, performance by seniors on standard memory tests, such as recalling a list of words, fell 10 to 15 percent when thoughts of the negative stereotypes were activated, Hess told LiveScience.

"The assumption is that they are aware of the negative stereotype," he said in an email interview. "They may not necessarily buy into it, but the simple concern that they themselves might be stereotyped by others is thought to lead to the sorts of effects we observed as the individual becomes concerned about their performance, which may then have negative effects on behavior."

Study participants between the ages of 60 and 70 suffered more when these negative stereotypes were activated than seniors who were between the ages of 71 and 82. And the negative effects were strongest for those older adults with the highest levels of education.
...
"Another common problem with negative stereotypes about memory is that they may lead older adults to shy away from situations that require use of their memory skills," he said. "There is emerging evidence that continuing cognitive activity in later life is beneficial in supporting cognitive functioning. If negative stereotypes prevent older adults from using their memory skills, such skills may be adversely affected through disuse."
...
"This research has specifically to do with the impact of stereotypes," Hess explained. "It does not deny that aging has negative impacts on memory, but it does suggest that there may be certain social factors that may negatively affect performance beyond what might be expected by the normal effects of aging."

I've also seen other articles that this type of negative image had an impact on all levels of adults when applied to tests such as math and analytical skills.  Turns out your parents were right.  Having a poor attitude is a self-fulfilling prophecy.   nod
7379  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ridley Scott does Robin Hood on: April 23, 2009, 02:28:26 PM
Voiced by none other than Roger Miller of King of the Road fame and source of the music used for the Hamster Dance.
7380  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you remember the first time? on: April 23, 2009, 02:25:29 PM
It really all started for me with my C-64, modem, and BBSes.  Once we went PC, it was AOL and Gopher.  I recall using the university systems with a text-based browser thumbsdown  
7381  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: April 23, 2009, 04:47:50 AM
Purge.
7382  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: April 23, 2009, 12:17:16 AM
Yay! 

I learned a lot as a kid from Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess.  It's almost like a choose your own adventure book of chess.  You read it the correct way with scenarios laid out and questions as to the appropriate move, turn the page to see the answer, then flip the book and do it again going back upside down!
7383  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 22, 2009, 09:31:55 PM
I saw recent information that the translation was more equated to "Thou shalt not murder," which would absolve soldiers and any person acting in defense of self or others.

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The Old Testament's examples of killings sanctioned by God are often cited in defense of the view that "murder" is a more accurate translation. Additionally, the Hebrew word for "kill" is הרג (harog), while the Hebrew word for "murder" is רצח (retzach), which is found in the Ten Commandments לא תרצח (lo tirtzach).  In the fullness of the Old Testament Exodus 20:13 is abundantly evidenced as prohibiting unjust killing, rather than a universal injunction against all killing, as retzach is never used in reference to the slaying of animals, nor the taking of life in war, while its most frequent use is in reference to involuntary manslaughter and secondarily for murderers.
7384  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: April 22, 2009, 09:03:37 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 10, 2009, 03:11:23 PM

Come play chess with me!  You already know my tag.
Seriously?  We have no chess fans around here?  Or is it me?   tear
7385  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you REALLY believe that extraterrestrial life has visited Earth? on: April 22, 2009, 07:02:40 PM
Would this be the same military-industrial complex that can't keep contracts from being cancelled?
7386  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band LEGO? on: April 22, 2009, 02:30:42 PM
I want the export code to be for RB2 so I can play EVERYTHING in LEGO Vision!
7387  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Eve Online - GT+OO Corporation (Naming?) on: April 22, 2009, 12:31:19 AM
Well, I've decided to give this a try.  Isgrimnur Outlander is out and running around on newbie missions.
7388  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club: May 2009 Game Voting on: April 21, 2009, 06:51:29 PM
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7389  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Google Ads are uncanny... on: April 21, 2009, 06:04:27 PM
I went to PeteRock's profile to see if I had missed any of his entertaining musings.  The top ad box had several ads, most of them under the topics of:

  • Stop neighbor's dog barking
  • Neighbor complaint letter
  • Is your HOA company ignoring you?

While none of the top page of his posts have been about these topics, they certainly have been on his mind in the recent past.  Makes me almost afraid to see what some of the other members ads are pulling up...   paranoid
7390  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club: May 2009 Game Voting on: April 21, 2009, 05:52:55 PM
Not to mention that you don't have the original God of War anymore... 
7391  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 21, 2009, 04:04:44 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 21, 2009, 03:14:56 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 21, 2009, 03:06:02 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 21, 2009, 02:57:55 PM

shouldn't Anakin be in the Judas spot?
I only see characters from the original films.  And I think a lot more people would want to put Lucas in the Judas seat.
Anakin was in the original films.

Yeah, okay.  But he didn't betray Luke, so he's really not appropriate for the Judas spot in that painting.  Lando would be more appropriate in this picture. 

Is that supposed to be Wedge above Lucas?
7392  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 21, 2009, 03:06:02 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 21, 2009, 02:57:55 PM

shouldn't Anakin be in the Judas spot?
I only see characters from the original films.  And I think a lot more people would want to put Lucas in the Judas seat.
7393  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club: May 2009 Game Voting on: April 21, 2009, 02:59:47 PM
I'd be in for God of War.
7394  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why do ice cubes stick and shatter in the tray... on: April 20, 2009, 08:21:05 PM
My sister's house has is a 2-story + basement.  To get their inline working, my Dad installed a pass-through filter in the basement and drilled a hole in the kitchen floor to pass the tube up to get it to the freezer. 

I just don't think you guys are trying hard enough.  icon_wink
7395  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why do ice cubes stick and shatter in the tray... on: April 20, 2009, 07:36:59 PM
That's asking a lot.  Even The Fabulous One™ doesn't have one of those.
7396  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why do ice cubes stick and shatter in the tray... on: April 20, 2009, 07:21:05 PM
You can always run hot water over the bottom to loosen the cubes, but this may result in them freezing together once they go into the tray.  I've also hears that an application of cooking spray will help.  But they you have fatty ice cubes.

There are silicone ice trays now that supposedly don't have this problem. 
7397  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek Crew + latest trailer! on: April 20, 2009, 04:09:42 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 20, 2009, 03:15:08 AM

I have no idea what the hell that is saying.
7398  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2009 on: April 20, 2009, 03:57:09 AM
Assassin's Apprentice

A much different book than the title suggests.  It was free for the Kindle app for my iPhone.  It was an excellent read and kept me reading past my bedtime on several nights.  It's certainly not as bloodthirsty as the title suggests.  It certainly was a good enough read to sell me the second book through the same method for $6.39, 20% off the paperback price.
7399  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Pirates Seize Ship Crewed by Americans on: April 19, 2009, 04:47:37 AM
How about a dead Norwegian Blue?
7400  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone Recently Learned C++? on: April 18, 2009, 04:37:21 AM

Quote from: Brendan on April 18, 2009, 04:33:55 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 18, 2009, 01:18:45 AM

Thanks for the nightmares, Koz.  I had almost blocked out the COBOL/JCL/CICS semesters I had to take in college... in the late 90s.

I was in the first C class at my school - up until that point, it was all Ada.  Pretty awesome if you want to go into Air Traffic Control software.  Not so much if you want a job.

We were all told that JC Penney still used it.  Not that any of us really wanted to go work for them, but there still jobs... Roll Eyes
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