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8081  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help My Cat Sanctuary Win $100K -- (Cross posted at OO) on: December 04, 2008, 03:52:20 PM
Kermit
8082  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Combat 2 confirmed! on: December 04, 2008, 03:40:08 AM
I want the game advertised in the url.

guitar-hero-5-new-tony-hawk-call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2
8083  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone have a kindle, or can figure out if I can buy kindle books as gifts? on: December 04, 2008, 03:10:42 AM
It uses Sprint's data network.  It has "Basic Web" browsing capabilities.
8084  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: December 04, 2008, 03:04:42 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 04, 2008, 02:21:31 AM

I followed Happy Dog's link with no problems.
8085  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me find a hairstyle (and a stylist) on: December 04, 2008, 03:03:24 AM
It was accidental.  Please don't shun me!   crybaby
8086  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me find a hairstyle (and a stylist) on: December 04, 2008, 01:05:18 AM
The results..
8087  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What is the cost of parenthood? on: December 03, 2008, 10:56:20 PM
With all these threads about spawning children, what are the costs associated with being a parent?  From this article, it appears that the formula option alone could (should) run ~$250 a month. 

So to all of you parents, run the numbers for me, if you would, and how much does your bundle of joy suck out of your accounts every month for necessities.  Keep the Weeboks and Baby Gap out of the equation. slywink
8088  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me find a hairstyle (and a stylist) on: December 03, 2008, 10:33:41 PM
Yeah but it's more entertaining this way than a PM "Pete, I need advice"....  biggrin
8089  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: December 03, 2008, 10:31:28 PM
Stifling giggles at work...
8090  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Did your kids breastfeed? on: December 03, 2008, 09:59:10 PM
On a related note to kid 3, Shinjin, I had tongue extension issues as a kid.  This led to a speech impediment with the 's' sound coming out of the sides of my mouth.  This took years of speech therapy to correct even after the surgery to clip back my frenulum under my tongue (don't search for this at work, as males have multiple...).
8091  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me find a hairstyle (and a stylist) on: December 03, 2008, 09:36:57 PM
Unfortunately, I'm way too lazy emotionally to back up the emo hair.  Angst takes effort.
8092  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Help me find a hairstyle (and a stylist) on: December 03, 2008, 09:15:01 PM
I'm going to try and fake confidence and put myself into the meat market that is the Dallas dating scene.  I need a new hairstyle to go with it.  And I need to convince myself that the Pro-Cuts version isn't going to work. 

My initial idea is to go here.  I need some input from some of the more experienced forum members as to the lay of the land, if I need to keep looking, and what type of style my tree-trunk-like hair would be best.  Too short in the back results in it sticking straight up.  Think fuzzy Alfalfa.

Below is the most recent picture I've got. 
8093  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Bond movie trailer rules on: December 03, 2008, 09:04:19 PM
Transformers is unwatchable between shaky cam and poor character design. 

*BOOM* Yea...boo...wait, who just blew up?
8094  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Don't want to be too premature but... on: December 03, 2008, 07:51:38 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on December 03, 2008, 07:44:00 PM

Arkon's head may explode but probably not for the intended reason. There is a median age with an even number of kids, it's the mean of the age of the middle two kids. I'm having a bit of a hard time wrapping my head around repeating fraction, I think you mean repeating decimal.  icon_twisted

*Captain Literal wanders off to find other nits to pick*

<----- Pwned...
8095  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 07:44:12 PM
If you're going to go with milk, at least go with milk worth of The Fabulous One.   Fabulous

Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon

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Chateau du Lait Blanc, watch out!

One should not be intimidated by Tuscan Whole Milk. Nor should one prejudge, despite the fact that Tuscan is non-vintage and comes in such large containers. Do not be fooled: this is not a jug milk. I always find it important to taste milk using high-quality stemware -- this is milk deserving of something better than a Flintstones plastic tumbler. One should pour just a small dollop and swirl it in the glass -- note the coating and look for clots or discoloration. And the color -- it should be opaque, and very, very white. Now, immerse your nose in the glass and take a whiff. Tuscan transports you instantly to scenic hill towns in central Italy (is that Montepulciano I detect?) --- there is the loamy clay, the green grass of summer days, the towering cypress. And those gentle hints of Italian flowers -- wild orchids, sunflowers, poppies. Then, one takes in the thick liquid and lets it roll across and under the tongue -- what is that? perhaps a hint of a nutty Edam cheese? With Tuscan, you feel the love of every dairyperson involved -- from the somewhat sad and deranged farmhand shovelling steaming cowpies to the bored union milk maiden dreaming of leaving this soul crushing life behind for a job waiting tables for obnoxious American tourists in Siena. But not too fast -- sip gently, slowly, or one is in danger of not only missing the subtleties of the milk's texture and its terroir, but -- if chilled too long -- also of giving oneself a blinding ice cream headache. Nay, savor the goodness that only dairymen and dairywomen working at the apex of their craft can deliver. Tuscan is best drunk young -- no, no, don't cellar this gem -- I guarantee you'll be sorry if you do. I recommend pairing with freshly baked macadamia nut scones. Milk Expectorator gives this one a 92.
8096  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone have a kindle, or can figure out if I can buy kindle books as gifts? on: December 03, 2008, 07:38:56 PM
You nailed it.
8097  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 07:20:57 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 03, 2008, 06:19:06 PM

P.S.  When did milk replace the gold standard around here?

Would you prefer fresh whole rabbit? Or maybe Uranium ore?
8098  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 03, 2008, 07:15:17 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on December 03, 2008, 04:11:58 PM

Hardon Smasher

ninja
8099  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 06:58:19 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 03, 2008, 05:49:38 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 03, 2008, 05:44:18 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 03, 2008, 05:34:34 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on December 03, 2008, 05:28:45 PM

I would keep it and say nothing. Going back and telling them about it could get the clerk fired.
Going back to the store might also land you in the middle of a gang war. What if's are irrelevant.
'What if's are not irrelevant.  It's called Proximate cause or foreseeability.

Well then, why not say "If I return the game, maybe they'll give me a reward and I'll be a hero for the community and possibly get an endorsement deal' to justify going rather than finding an excuse not to return?

When I start a softball team, you get to play left field.  You already live out there.

There's nothing in your statement that remotely ties into (reasonable) foreseeability.  Tie that in with the eggshell skull rule, and returning the game could result in your being legally responsible for the agent getting fired, even if they were on a final warning for something else.  

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The case of Smith v. Leach Brain & Co., [1962] 2 QB 405, illustrated this rule. An employee in a factory was splashed with molten metal. The metal burned him on his lip, which happened to be premalignant tissue. He developed cancer and died. The defence argued that while the burn was foreseeable, the cancer was not. However, the judges dismissed this, holding that as long as the initial injury was foreseeable, the defendant was liable for all the harm.
8100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Don't want to be too premature but... on: December 03, 2008, 06:51:14 PM
But with an even number of kids, there is no median age.  With an odd number, there can sometimes be a repeating fraction for the mean age.

*sits back to watch Arkon's head a-splode.*
8101  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 03, 2008, 05:53:31 PM
Which led to the miner getting 4 kills immediately after you took that betty out for him.  Truly a legendary moment.
8102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Don't want to be too premature but... on: December 03, 2008, 05:48:21 PM
Well thank goodness two people dropped out of my RoboRally game.  I shudder to think what would have happened if 7 people were forced to play it... Roll Eyes
8103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 05:44:18 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 03, 2008, 05:34:34 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on December 03, 2008, 05:28:45 PM

I would keep it and say nothing. Going back and telling them about it could get the clerk fired.
Going back to the store might also land you in the middle of a gang war. What if's are irrelevant.
'What if's are not irrelevant.  It's called Proximate cause or foreseeability.
8104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Don't want to be too premature but... on: December 03, 2008, 05:35:03 PM
What's with the odd number concept?  I am not familiar with this one. 
8105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: December 03, 2008, 04:31:50 PM
You hockey fans need to get cracking.  You let FIFA make the top 10.  I'm very disappointed. 

8106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Don't want to be too premature but... on: December 03, 2008, 04:29:25 PM
Congratulations!

My ex had her two (before me, thank goodness) 50 weeks apart.  They are the same age for two weeks every February.  Drives the older one nuts.
8107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: December 03, 2008, 05:08:01 AM
I was able to drop tanks with a sticky and one satchel to the back of the tank tonight on two separate occasions in Hardcore with Fireworks.
8108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 119,943 Miles Flown in 2008 - A retrospective on: December 03, 2008, 05:05:25 AM

Quote from: Dreamshadow on December 03, 2008, 12:26:51 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 02, 2008, 04:52:37 PM

If you have time in Dallas, there's more than a few of us around. 

Agreed.  I may live in Ft. Worth, but I'd love to meet some of you all!

What's your availability to do lunches in North Dallas during the work week?
8109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 14 on: December 03, 2008, 05:04:04 AM

Quote from: Moliere on December 03, 2008, 03:57:27 AM

Good news! The Cowboys are giving Pacman Jones another chance, because you know, he deserves it. This time he promises to behave.   icon_wink
I look forward to him and Tank Johnson welcoming Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress to the Jerry Jones' Cowboys Home for Wayward Football Players.
8110  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 02, 2008, 08:01:05 PM
Looks like I'lll be popping a Shiner or three and reveling in blood and guts... usually mine, if history is any indication.
8111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: December 02, 2008, 07:13:28 PM
If Pete ever got into editing Wikipedia, he'd never come out the other side.  They would have to rename it Wiki-Pete-ia.  They'd find him slumped over his keyboard, empty bottle of bourbon at his elbow, three pages into an explanation over the finer points of the proper drinking glass as it effects the taste and experience of your finer beverages.
8112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [History] 8 rebellious US regions on: December 02, 2008, 06:53:28 PM
Nothing like having your priorities straight...

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3. The Great Republic of Rough and Ready

Rough and Ready, California, was a mining town founded in 1849 by the Rough and Ready Company of Wisconsin. As the town's population rapidly exploded to 3,000, lawlessness was on the rise -- and the U.S. government was not much help squelching the rampant crime.

Additionally, a new federal tax on mining operations added fuel to the region's civil unrest. Seeing little support from Washington, on April 7, 1850, the townspeople voted to secede from the Union.

But just three months later, as the Fourth of July approached, The Great Republic of Rough and Ready wanted to have a celebration (which seems odd considering they were no longer technically Americans). When nearby Nevada City wouldn't sell liquor to "foreign miners," it was decided that maybe America wasn't so bad after all. The townspeople voted themselves back into the Union on the very same day and the party went off as planned.

8113  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: December 02, 2008, 06:08:18 PM
I will attempt to make it.  I will also be attempting to throw grenades back at people.  I fail at running away, so I might as well attempt to lob the suckers back. 
8114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sometimes it's hard not to laugh... on: December 02, 2008, 05:41:30 PM
Awful nice of him to mark you like that so you don't get lost.
8115  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: So. If the US Hadn't Invaded Iraq... on: December 02, 2008, 05:12:43 PM
source

Deaths attributed to violence for the months of June-August 2008.
8116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Did You Ever Read Mad Magazine? on: December 02, 2008, 05:05:33 PM
Talk smack about the GoBots and there will be war.
8117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: fly cat, fly! on: December 02, 2008, 04:55:09 PM
8118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 119,943 Miles Flown in 2008 - A retrospective on: December 02, 2008, 04:52:37 PM
If you have time in Dallas, there's more than a few of us around. 
8119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: December 02, 2008, 06:01:34 AM
12/2 releases

"Are You Dead Yet?" - Children of Bodom
"Tutto E' Possibile" - Finley
"Hay Poco Rock N Roll" - Platero y Tu
"Tempted" - Squeeze
"Ready, Set, Go!" - Tokio Hotel
"Real World" - The All-American Rejects
"Headphones On" - Miranda Cosgrove
"Body I Occupy" - The Naked Brothers Band
"I Don't Want to Go to School" - The Naked Brothers Band
8120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Did You Ever Read Mad Magazine? on: December 02, 2008, 05:45:40 AM
I had my run-ins with both Mad and Cracked.  Aside from Spy vs. Spy, I never got that much enjoyment out of them. 
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