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7401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Michael Jackson has a heart attack on: June 26, 2009, 05:20:44 AM
Robot Chicken Michael Jackson
7402  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: June 25, 2009, 03:14:03 PM
I honestly couldn't tell you.  If that's the case, then I've been doing it wrong for a while.
7403  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: June 25, 2009, 02:58:29 PM
I'll probably end up spring for a full version of Pro once I get to a point where I want to purchase it.  The XP compatibility mode and not having to re-install+upgrade will be a big factor.
7404  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: June 25, 2009, 02:23:45 PM
Get it while it's hot!  They will pull the Release Candidate download after August 15th.  And the July 1 date for the planned obsolescence of the Beta is right around the corner.
7405  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Zenimax buys id on: June 24, 2009, 07:55:24 PM
Allow me to revise my statement, then. 

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 24, 2009, 07:35:50 PM

Thanks for the link to the front page.  They've been discussing it over here.   icon_smile
7406  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Zenimax buys id on: June 24, 2009, 07:35:50 PM
Thanks for the link to the front page.  We'll be discussing it over here.   icon_smile
7407  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 24, 2009, 07:11:39 PM
 icon_lol  biggrin
7408  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 24, 2009, 05:30:04 PM
Oh, it's tons of fun.  It's just that being a computer programmer means that you need to know what the answer is before you feed it into a program so you know when the computer gets it right.  nod
7409  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Razgon's empire just got smaller... on: June 24, 2009, 04:40:07 PM
Nuuk from orbit.

It was the only way to be sure.
7410  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 120hz LCD TVs and Gaming on: June 24, 2009, 03:59:02 PM
I've played Wii Rock Band on a friend's new 120hz 1080p TV and didn't notice anything other than the lower resolution over my 720p 360 version.
7411  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 24, 2009, 03:40:45 PM
Assuming an even distribution, that's $11.625 per person.  15% tip would be $1.74.
...
Who needs a tip calculator? I do that stuff in my head for fun.
7412  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: New Ipod Nano 4g (Pink) on: June 23, 2009, 09:32:14 PM
Is there a story behind this offload?  If not, there should be.
7413  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who Special on: June 23, 2009, 03:54:44 PM
Doctor Who missing episodes.

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There are 27 incomplete Doctor Who serials, with 108 of 253 episodes from the first six years of the programme missing.


William Hartnell's run is missing 45 episodes from 12 serials, while Patrick Troughton's run is missing 63 episodes from 15 serials.
7414  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who Special on: June 23, 2009, 03:36:50 PM
Noob.  I have started with the William Hartnell DVDs.
7415  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: MTG - getting started on: June 23, 2009, 03:21:13 PM

Quote from: Jeff on June 23, 2009, 03:17:26 PM

Thanks DF, I guess I'll wait a month and see what the new core set looks like.

Wizard's preview.

Prerelease date: July 11-12, 2009
Release date: July 17, 2009
Set size: 249 cards
           (101 C, 60 U, 53 R, 15 M, 20 L) - Common, Uncommon, Rare, Mythic Rare and ???: Isg.
7416  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Doctor Who Special on: June 23, 2009, 02:56:02 PM
A November Doctor Who special will have all 11 Doctors in appearance. 

Quote
The episode will see new Doctor Matt Smith, 26, make his debut, joining David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston and old favourites including Tom Baker, Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy.  The 15-minute show, which starts filming in September, will be shown in November as part of BBC1’s Children in Need appeal. 

The stars have waived their fees for the show, in which the 10th doctor, played by Tennant, gets some help from the others to carry out a mission.  The three deceased Time Lords – William Hartnell, Jon Pertwee and Patrick Troughton – will be included by using images from their original shows, stretching from 1966 to 1974.
...
“Viewers will see the Time Lords regenerating and emerging one by one from the Tardis, each with their own quirky opening line.  David Tennant is the central character in the episode. He’s trying to hunt down some special time travel apparatus."
7417  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [HBO]The Pacific on: June 23, 2009, 02:46:42 PM
I have BoB on Blu-Ray sitting on my entertainment center right now.  I look forward to getting the time to watch it.
7418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Merlin Starts Tonight on: June 23, 2009, 02:10:46 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 22, 2009, 11:46:18 PM

good thing they got these on Hulu, cause the show got delayed 15 minutes due to the golf tournament running over.  fucking Tiger Woods   disgustthumbsdown

That coupled with my backlog and number of shows I'm going to have to go online to watch already means this is getting dropped from my radar.
7419  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Iran is burning on: June 23, 2009, 04:08:57 AM
Kent State was plastered on the media.  It was never conclusively demonstrated that this was a concerted action and there were claims by the Guardsmen that they feared for their lives.  This was not an event orchestrated by the governing politicians.  The Guardsmen were not set upon the protesters with orders to disperse them at any costs and did not continue to fire on protesters in a coordinated breakup of demonstrations.

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Just five days after the shootings, 100,000 people demonstrated in Washington, D.C. against the war and the killing of unarmed student protesters. Ray Price, Nixon's chief speechwriter from 1969-74 recalled the Washington demonstrations saying, "The city was an armed camp. The mobs were smashing windows, slashing tires, dragging parked cars into intersections, even throwing bedsprings off overpasses into the traffic down below. This was the quote, student protest. That's not student protest, that’s civil war."
...
Shortly after the shootings took place, the Urban Institute conducted a national study that concluded the Kent State shooting was the single factor causing the only nationwide student strike in U.S. history—over 4 million students protested and over 900 American colleges and universities closed during the student strikes. The Kent State campus remained closed for six weeks.

Where are the follow on events from Kent State that show this was a determined strike back at the protests and uprisings?  Where is the continued mounting of a death toll in the U.S. that the Kent State issue began?
7420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Razgon's empire just got smaller... on: June 23, 2009, 01:04:25 AM
Greenland has started down the path of self rule!

Quote
Greenland, with 58,000 people and only two traffic lights, both of them here in the capital, is now securing its place in the world. On Sunday, amid solemn ceremony and giddy celebration, it ushered in a new era of self-governance that sets the stage for eventual independence from Denmark, its ruler since 1721.

The move, which allows Greenland to gradually take responsibility over areas like criminal justice and oil exploration, follows a referendum last year in which 76 percent of voters said they wanted self-rule. Many of the changes are deeply symbolic. Kalaallisut, a traditional Inuit dialect, is now the country’s official language, and Greenlanders are now recognized under international law as a separate people from Danes.

Thrillingly, the Greenlandic government now gets to call itself by its Inuit name, Naalakkersuisut — the first time in history, officials said, that the word has been used in a Danish government document.
...
Under the new self-government agreement, Greenland will get half of any proceeds from oil or minerals. The other half will go to Denmark, to be deducted from the grant of 3.4 billion kroner, or $637 million, that it gives Greenland each year. The hope is that eventually the subsidy can cease altogether and Greenland will be ready for independence.

The prospect of Greenland’s benefiting from what may be a lucrative oil and mineral business raises an obvious question: What’s in it for Denmark?

“It’s not a question about money,” the Danish prime minister, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, said in an interview here. “This is a question of respecting Greenlandic people and giving them the right to decide their own destiny.”

 
7421  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Merlin Starts Tonight on: June 22, 2009, 09:29:37 PM
More like Doctor Why Me?
7422  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 on: June 22, 2009, 05:49:38 PM
Just finished the northern part.  Interesting ending to the northern section.

I am currently going back through all of the areas to get all of the diamonds before I drive off to the southern area.
7423  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: $10K for GT? on: June 22, 2009, 05:01:11 PM
IP addresses (for now) max out at 255.255.255.255 (0-255 or 2^8).
7424  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: MTG - getting started on: June 22, 2009, 04:41:21 AM
Possible, but not probable.
7425  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 22, 2009, 04:40:55 AM
My migraine thanks you...  Tongue
7426  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Origins 2009 on: June 22, 2009, 04:38:19 AM
My sister lives in Columbus.  If I ever get to the point where I can sustain a reasonable amount of vacation time, I plan on spending a week up there with Origins being one of the weekends.

This is not that year.
7427  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: $10K for GT? on: June 22, 2009, 04:35:55 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 22, 2009, 04:06:47 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 21, 2009, 05:12:18 AM

New Clue:

You are now watching 370211931299

coordinates?

Map of 37.0211, 93.1299.  Welcome to China.

Can't be degrees, minutes, seconds since the 99 is over 60.
7428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Father's Day. on: June 22, 2009, 04:29:37 AM

Quote from: Moliere on June 22, 2009, 02:12:32 AM

Have you seen the South Park episode where Stan tries to return the Margaritaville? It's a great episode about "The Economy".   icon_twisted

That, sir, was bad-ass. 
7429  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: MTG - getting started on: June 22, 2009, 01:06:05 AM
If you're looking to play and meet other players, ask the Wizards.

As a recovering player, I will also state that this is financially a bad idea.  I refuse to ever touch a game that includes purchasing extras that are based on a rarity scale. 
7430  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Just finished watching Jericho (no spoilers) on: June 21, 2009, 06:04:28 PM
Filming locations:

15001 Calvert Street, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA
    (medical center)

Bakersfield, California, USA

Big Sky Ranch - 4927 Bennett Road, Simi Valley, California, USA

Los Angeles, California, USA

Santa Clarita, California, USA

Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA

Quote from: Wiki
Jericho is set in northwestern Kansas, but the series is filmed in Van Nuys, California.  The pilot and all episodes involving New Bern, Kansas, were filmed in Fillmore, California.  Filming also occurred in Pasadena, California, including in front of the city hall. The final episode to air included portions filmed at the Santa Anita race track. Some filming also took place in Canada. The commentary for some episodes on the Jericho Season 1 DVD includes the location of their filming.
7431  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: G.I Joe Update on: June 21, 2009, 06:02:11 PM
I'm hoping that it passes through the horrible/comedy barrier like End of Days did.
7432  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: $10K for GT? on: June 21, 2009, 05:12:18 AM
New Clue:

You are now watching 370211931299
7433  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: June 19, 2009, 09:47:24 PM

Quote from: rickfc on June 18, 2009, 08:37:51 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 18, 2009, 08:26:50 PM

It's $60 with any other PDA with a 5 GB limit.  That would be cheaper than doing it with a Palm or HTC device.

What were you expecting?

From what they're saying, I read that it's $55 for the tethering only, making it $85 for data and tethering...that's the WTF...

on other phones it's $65 for both...at least on AT&T

AT&T Squashes Tethering Surcharge Rumors

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Rumors suggesting that AT&T will surcharge its users $55 to activate the tethering capability are wrong, according to AT&T.
...
"There are a lot of reports out there, but wanted you guys to know that rumors of $55 tethering plan on top of an unlimited data plan are false. We'll have more news to share when the iPhone tethering option is closer to launch," reads a statement on the company's Facebook page.
7434  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: $10K for GT? on: June 19, 2009, 08:39:20 PM
3000 upside down (rotationally) could also be 000E, meaning a hex value of 14.
3000 upside down (mirrored) is ... 3000.
7435  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: $10K for GT? on: June 19, 2009, 08:16:39 PM
First clue is out.

Tengrand_IE8: 3000 Upside Down
7436  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: June 19, 2009, 05:36:38 PM
It looks like the TomTom app may require a hardware purchase in the form of a car dock.

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TomTom has made navigation available for your iPhone 3G. All you need is:

  • the TomTom app including the latest maps (coming soon to the iTunes App Store)
  • the TomTom car kit that offers secure docking, enhanced GPS performance, clear voice instructions and hands-free calling, while charging your iPhone at the same time.

7437  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I scored a Job Interview. Now what? on: June 19, 2009, 04:53:38 PM
I'll cede the point.  My company works exclusively with banks and frequently has them on site.  While we don't wear suits around the office, the older rules still apply as to how the bigwigs want things to run and be scored at the interview level.  We're a bunch of programmers.  A suit requirement would cause a riot, I'm sure, but you won't see the pop culture image of programmers around here.

I agree with Pete that it depends on who you're interviewing with.  A suit is right out if you're answering that ad for a rock guitarist.  smile
7438  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NCAA Football 2010 Demo Out Now on: June 19, 2009, 04:49:10 PM
Demo is queued.  Thanks, Eco.
7439  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I scored a Job Interview. Now what? on: June 19, 2009, 04:12:36 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on June 19, 2009, 04:07:19 PM

If you lived in Arizona I'd advise against wearing a suit.  I can't tell you the last time I saw one in the wild.  Most interviewers I've sat before have been dressed in slacks and a polo shirt.

For my company, I have sat 2nd chair on several interviews.  The dress code here has slacks and polo as acceptable. 

On the interview sheet, everything is given point values of 0, 1, or 3.  Under dressing gets you a zero, obviously.  Dressing like we do gets you a 1.  Wearing a suit gets you a 3. 
7440  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: iPhones (16G-3G) on: June 19, 2009, 03:45:47 AM
You'd likely lose your phone number in the process.
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