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7841  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Seriously cool gift for a Firefly Fan on: November 24, 2008, 02:20:12 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on November 24, 2008, 12:36:33 AM

Tubes cost more to mail.
But there are tubes running into my house!
7842  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox Experience on: November 24, 2008, 12:29:17 AM
You pretty much have it right.  No waiting on the streams.  Attached are the plans (bottom two aren't streaming allowed).  My current Watch Now queue has 84 movies in it from Pan's Labyrinth to the original Psycho to Akira to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.  Any Sony movies will be PC viewable, but not XBox viewable (freakin' Sony...   disgust). 
7843  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Seriously cool gift for a Firefly Fan on: November 24, 2008, 12:19:34 AM
$8 to have it rolled and not folded?  That's highway robbery!
7844  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: No Bailout for GM please. Let em die. on: November 23, 2008, 05:53:12 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on November 23, 2008, 04:22:53 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on November 22, 2008, 08:30:36 PM

Quote from: cheeba on November 22, 2008, 06:55:06 AM

That ignores overtime which is a significant chunk of the UAW worker's paycheck.

What would you suggest the automakers do to reduce overtime? 

More and better robots?

Trained octopi.  4x more arms.
7845  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Keith Olbermann is ANGRY (Prop 8) on: November 23, 2008, 05:52:12 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on November 23, 2008, 04:05:22 PM

I dont agree at all with this, but can someone explain to me how a constitutional amendment can be declared unconstitutional?    Ive read thats one of the arguements that people are using to try and get the courts to overturn prop 8.    I dont want this to be law, but it seems to me that the only way to overturn it would be another constitutional amendment.

The court can review it and toss it out on its ear.  See the Line Item Veto Act of 1996.
7846  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 23, 2008, 06:08:41 AM
Rat bastards....
7847  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [College football] Rivalry week on: November 23, 2008, 06:05:56 AM
puke
7848  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 22, 2008, 08:38:54 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 22, 2008, 06:01:36 PM

Oops!  Hey guys you want the Day 1 Tactical Edge gun for free even if you did not get the CE?

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8024156081c/?p=1&of=6&sb=1&did=0ccf0001-0000-4000-8000-00004156081c

You can get it for free through the marketplace.

An error has occurred during the transaction. Please try again later.
7849  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 22, 2008, 08:38:07 PM
On Cliffside, I usually go with the Garand.  Semi-auto rifle, decent range, good zoom even with iron sights.
7850  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [College football] Rivalry week on: November 22, 2008, 08:32:20 PM
Texas Tech normally doesn't care about Oklahoma.  We're usually too busy nipping at the heels of Texas and/or A&M.  This week will be different.
7851  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Heathens Caused the Market Meltdown! on: November 22, 2008, 07:35:03 AM

Quote from: cheeba on November 22, 2008, 01:40:30 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 21, 2008, 08:50:15 PM

The idea that any one religion has a monopoly on any societal strength (or weakness) is puppies. 
I hope you're not talking about the Protestant Ethic.

It was more about the Opinion piece.

Quote from: Your source
The notion of the Protestant work ethic faced some criticism in the 20th century. The strongest of such criticism was that it revolved mostly around the culture and history of Europe and did not take into account societies that had never been Christian. Examples often cited are East Asian nations like Japan which have a strong work ethic but never had more than a small minority of Protestants. Others feel that the recent economic progress of Catholic nations like Ireland and Brazil makes the term at best of historical use.
7852  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A new poll to illuminate the dark chasms in our lives. on: November 22, 2008, 07:28:04 AM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on November 22, 2008, 12:50:17 AM

Quote from: Gromit on November 21, 2008, 11:12:05 PM

I find it ironic that someone with "Poo" in his username doesn't get this.  slywink  LOL

Heh.  Gotcha.  I was thrown off by the weird yank vernacular.  Bunch?  Such barbaric terminology; over here we'd say scrunch! slywink

Here, it would be scrunchie

7853  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 22, 2008, 07:25:52 AM
Added happydog to my friends list. 
7854  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Neb. finally gets the law right. on: November 22, 2008, 12:28:58 AM
Good.  No longer will we see a father dropping off nine children between the ages of 1 and 17 while their 18-yo sister is at work. 
7855  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 22, 2008, 12:08:50 AM
MP in open matches, no private games. That being said, you can be placed in a group that moves together.  Just remember to back out of the match lobby if you hear "bingo bango bongo."
7856  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Heathens Caused the Market Meltdown! on: November 22, 2008, 12:03:56 AM
X = chi, the first letter in Christ in Greek. 
7857  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 21, 2008, 11:54:52 PM
You get XP for kills (10 for people, 3 for dogs), completing challenges (not XBox achievements), and bonus points for matches.  The short answer is play.  It's very quick at the low levels.
7858  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Civic Literacy Test. on: November 21, 2008, 11:51:19 PM
 bowdown

I was wondering how long it would take someone to edge me out.  Props to Mr. Fed for the tie.
7859  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Florida Teen Live-Streams His Suicide Online on: November 21, 2008, 11:23:03 PM
In a related story, the 20-yo that posed as a boy in the MySpace suicide case testified today.

Quote
Things went awry, Ms. Grills said, after she sent an e-mail message with Ms. Drew’s blessing that said, “The world would be a better place without you.” It was an attempt, she said, to get Megan to stop communicating with the made-up Josh so the ruse could end.

Megan’s response, the message about suicide, had never been revealed by Ms. Grills until this week. Shortly after sending the message, Megan hanged herself on Oct. 16, 2006.

“It was something I didn’t want to remember,” said Ms. Grills, who said she had been hospitalized for depression after the suicide. “I pushed it out of my mind.”
7860  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Florida Teen Live-Streams His Suicide Online on: November 21, 2008, 11:11:48 PM
I would like to know more.
7861  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Florida Teen Live-Streams His Suicide Online on: November 21, 2008, 10:37:29 PM
Depression doesn't allow you to do those things, Turtle.  Mine is mild in comparison to others I have been around and I know I haven't seen the worst of it, but a true depression is like an anchor around your neck.  Wanting to cast it off and not return to it does not allow one to do so.  When you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, train or not, that's a deep, dark hole to be in. 

I'm glad for you that you have the demeanor that you don't have to worry about that.  Some people don't have the wiring to bootstrap themselves out.  I can do it, but I imagine it's a longer climb for me than you.

At the end of the day, he is responsible for the actions he took.  But his father is going to have to live with the thoughts for the rest of his life that he failed his son, and in a small way, he's right.  But not everyone can be saved.  You can not help those who do not wish to be helped.

And the presented media and world around us do not show us the true horror of someone ending his life.  The comparison that comes to my mind is Full Metal Jacket vs. Budd Dwyer (wiki link).  I don't recommend watching the video of that one to anyone.
7862  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Heathens Caused the Market Meltdown! on: November 21, 2008, 09:50:50 PM
Focus on the Family to cut 202 jobs.

Quote
This year, the charity gave nearly $600,000 in support of Proposition 8, a California ballot measure approved by voters that outlawed gay marriage in the state.

Some critics have said that spending is the reason for the staff cuts, but Mr. Schneeberger accuses those who might want to make that connection of “besmirching” the charity’s work.
7863  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: November 21, 2008, 09:24:11 PM
I stil have to learn the pitch differences between you and Fuzz to know who's bitching about what.  Iirc, Pete has the lower register.  But havign them both in the same channel makes for some interesting nights.  I do believe that they are warping my fwagile wittle mind!   icon_wink
7864  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 21, 2008, 09:21:09 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 21, 2008, 03:23:28 PM

Last piece of advice for right now is that when you find someone, don't take too long lining up your shot before you fire.  I spectated quite a lot last night (I died way too much) and noticed that most of the times that friends were sneaking up on someone, they would take too long to line up the shot and the enemy would be gone or spot them before they fired.  I usually hit both LT and RT at about the same time when using an automatic weapon.  Worry about lining up the shot after the bullets are coming out the end slywink

I tend to wind up doing a Looney Tunes-style outline of people.  I think it's just going to take me some more time to get the fine control down to get a sweeping burst off.  But I'll start trying that.  Just make sure you come get me after I get booted for TKs.  biggrin
7865  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Heathens Caused the Market Meltdown! on: November 21, 2008, 08:50:15 PM
The idea that any one religion has a monopoly on any societal strength (or weakness) is puppies. 
7866  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Florida Teen Live-Streams His Suicide Online on: November 21, 2008, 08:45:45 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 21, 2008, 08:25:27 PM

This can't be the first time this has happened though?

Quote from: Page 3
The United Kingdom had an online suicide in March 2007, when 42-year-old Kevin Whitrick hanged himself while others watched. According to the BBC, some onlookers tried to stop him while others urged him on.
7867  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 21, 2008, 08:00:14 PM
You're the closest thing we have to a celebrity around here.  The mere honor of playing with you is one to be savored.  And if we get to shoot you in the head, it's like getting to shake the hand of Will Smith ... with bullets...  nod
7868  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 21, 2008, 07:52:52 PM
Wow, that's going to be helpful...  Proving that once again, Harkonis is my master now.   bowdown

My first match...
7869  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Florida Teen Live-Streams His Suicide Online on: November 21, 2008, 07:05:50 PM
Sad...

Quote
A Florida teenager who used a webcam to live-stream his suicide Wednesday was reportedly encouraged by other people on the Web site, authorities told ABCNews.com.
...
"The bloggers said that Biggs had threatened to kill himself before and had faked it, so at first they didn't believe him," said Crane. "Gradually, as you read the blog further into the day the bloggers start commenting on how Biggs isn't moving."

Crane said comments on the thread included an exchange about whether the image of Biggs' motionless body was a still photograph or a video, and eventually resulted in one of the site's visitors calling the police, who tracked down the teen through his computer IP address.
7870  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Heathens Caused the Market Meltdown! on: November 21, 2008, 06:01:28 PM
I would say that there's not.  Even the contries that don't have near the intrusion of religion into governmetn are still based on ancient codes of law that had their basis in religious tenets.
7871  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 21, 2008, 04:48:29 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on November 21, 2008, 04:33:51 PM

*stuff*

I started playing with the crew at level 1 with no console shooter experience.  They have been more than kind enough to invite me when they see me on.  Despite my k/d ratios that have been similar to yours, they realize that I serve a valuable role:  bait.  You see, when the n00bs die, it gives the skilled players the info they need to avenge your death and get the easy kill for the enemy that you flushed.

Seriously, though, just don't TK Fuzz or Pete and you'll be fine.  If you do, take off your headset until halfway through the next match until they've found a new target.  biggrin
7872  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 21, 2008, 04:24:15 PM
Ah, well, maybe next time.  I'm likely to survive longer, that's for sure.  I spent most of my time on airfield either looking to snipe and seeing NOBODY or moving around and getting shot in the back.
7873  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Heathens Caused the Market Meltdown! on: November 21, 2008, 04:22:10 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on November 21, 2008, 02:46:42 PM

It's grossly insensitive and can be downright insulting - imagine getting a card from someone on Easter that said "Happy to the Death of your so-called God Day". 

That card would be two days late.  I don't think they make cards for Good Friday. 
7874  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 21, 2008, 04:15:11 PM
I made an accidental discovery last night.  Alone in a tank getting circles run around you by a soldier?  Tap the Y button to move to the gunner position and let him pick you off and steal your tank. 
7875  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cineplexity, Game 2!!! on: November 21, 2008, 04:05:56 PM
Rodney Dangerfield from Natural Born Killers
7876  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Almost makes me wish I had voted for Obama on: November 21, 2008, 05:06:02 AM
Quote
First 100 Days put an end to or moratorium on:
the abortion gag rule

Source, 2001

Quote
President Bush confirmed at a White House lunch for GOP congressional leaders Monday that as one of his first acts as president he will reinstate the so-called global gag rule, which blocks U.S. funds being given to international family-planning groups that offer abortion and abortion counseling.
7877  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Heathens Caused the Market Meltdown! on: November 21, 2008, 05:03:34 AM
You think that's bad, go back and click on the video link and watch him spew it for three minutes with a straight face.
7878  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Heathens Caused the Market Meltdown! on: November 21, 2008, 02:46:35 AM
I don't even know where to start with this moron, so I won't..... *wanders off muttering*
7879  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Almost makes me wish I had voted for Obama on: November 21, 2008, 02:39:46 AM

Quote from: PaulBot on November 21, 2008, 01:18:50 AM

Quote from: Moliere on November 09, 2008, 05:14:56 AM

the death penalty

So he's going to stop abortions?

Roll Eyes
7880  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 21, 2008, 02:33:47 AM
I love the turn that this thread has taken while being slightly bothered that I can no longer risk checking it at work.  Eh, I'll get over it.  biggrin
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