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8081  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: No Bailout for GM please. Let em die. on: November 20, 2008, 10:57:07 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on November 19, 2008, 11:45:24 PM

You call this working?  I know it's just one example, but it's a pretty powerful one.

I'm sorry he has this disease and I certainly wish his reality was different.

But show me where the drug has a chance of putting this patient into remission.  This is a heartstring story that attempts to ignore the financial realities.  This case is financial triage.  The costs spent prolonging this man's life can be better used to purchase the services that have a much better chance to save others. 
8082  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: No Bailout for GM please. Let em die. on: November 20, 2008, 10:49:28 PM

Quote from: cheeba on November 20, 2008, 03:01:20 AM

What has the government done better than private industry? Anything? Serious question here, not a challenge.

Police, fire, national defense.  Or do you want rent-a-cops, ADT, and Blackwater protecting your life and property?
8083  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The Housing Disaster - Who is to blame? on: November 20, 2008, 10:08:20 PM
 Roll Eyes

Nothing like confusing ethnicity with nationality. 
8084  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LOST: One tool bag on: November 20, 2008, 07:24:39 PM
It wasn't.  Turns out NASA is much more professional than almost anyone we know.  No change in tone, nothing from anyone involved...
8085  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whiteboyskim v 2.0 HAS GONE GOLD! on: November 20, 2008, 05:17:17 PM
"New unit has arrived."

Congratulations!
8086  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Civic Literacy Test. on: November 20, 2008, 05:13:49 PM
Face!

You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

Average score for this quiz during November: 78.6%
Average score since November 20, 2008: 78.6%

Missed:
7)   What was the source of the following phrase: “Government of the people, for the people, by the people”?
8087  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBox Live is down! on: November 20, 2008, 05:03:29 PM
I use http://www.imageshack.us for all my photo hosting and hot linking.  Works like a charm for my forum Robo Rally.
8088  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox Experience on: November 20, 2008, 05:01:48 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on November 20, 2008, 04:11:34 PM



Quote from: CeeKay on November 20, 2008, 04:18:55 PM



I think I'm going to get a haircut and shave this weekend so it'll probably change.  I hope they come out with a summer clothes pack.

Separated at birth??   icon_eek

8089  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: F/S: Fallout 3 (360) - PRICE DROP on: November 19, 2008, 11:01:53 PM
I didn't...  And I missed the opportunity to buy it.  Link to the auction?
8090  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox Experience on: November 19, 2008, 09:36:06 PM

Quote from: jblank on November 19, 2008, 08:50:16 PM

Thanks....what is up with them not showing up though? Shouldn't the image show up rather than the URL? Darn I suck at this stuff.

No [ img] tags...

Quote from: jblank on November 19, 2008, 08:46:23 PM

Here are mine:







8091  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox Experience on: November 19, 2008, 08:49:15 PM
jblank, you might want to take the brackets off....

That, and you broke the server...

Quote
Server is too busy
8092  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help My Cat Sanctuary Win $100K -- (Cross posted at OO) on: November 19, 2008, 08:42:40 PM
Here's the currently 7 page thread at OO.  We've done some good work getting the ranking up.  Given the number of pet lovers around here, the thought is that the crew here wouldn't mind helping out.
8093  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: November 19, 2008, 08:20:18 PM


The non-US poster repositioned the title.  And even Google SafeSearch didn't prevent it from coming up ... at work... ninja
8094  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: November 19, 2008, 08:08:05 PM
Got it.  In honor of the NXE, I decided to go with a movie available through Netflix's streaming queue.

Have you seen it or was the Google Fu strong today?
8095  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whiteboyskim v 2.0 HAS GONE GOLD! on: November 19, 2008, 08:06:03 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on November 19, 2008, 07:52:53 PM

I don't think I could stand being in the room while my wife is having a baby. I'm a weak bastard who finds most bodily functions repulsive and incomprehensible....

I'm glad to see that you're a better man than me! Best wishes with 2.0.

I find your squeamishness contrasted with your tag and the vivid imagery of Inferno to be incongruous.
8096  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Franken/Coleman - predictions? on: November 19, 2008, 06:35:56 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on November 19, 2008, 06:04:36 PM

This one is a red herring, and a gigantic whopper of one at that. 

I do not think that phrase means what you think it means...

8097  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: November 19, 2008, 06:10:16 PM
8098  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whiteboyskim v 2.0 HAS GONE GOLD! on: November 19, 2008, 05:51:51 PM
He's going to have at least of 18 years of applying continous patches to get him to a point to where he is ready to stop providing support functions so that the public can rely on a fully-functioning platform.
8099  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST: One tool bag on: November 19, 2008, 05:00:40 PM
CONTENTS: two grease guns, putty knife, cleaning wipes
LAST SEEN: in orbit

If found, please return to NASA.

8100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: November 19, 2008, 04:34:34 PM
8101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: November 19, 2008, 03:44:03 PM
Never Back Down
8102  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: November 19, 2008, 05:52:21 AM
The next step in internet gaming is to get the developers to allow everyone to play together, regardless of platform...
8103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whiteboyskim v 2.0 HAS GONE GOLD! on: November 19, 2008, 05:14:31 AM
Good luck, godspeed, and pass the epidural.
8104  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Hey, even Christians use sex to sell products! on: November 19, 2008, 12:02:21 AM
I like how they coopt the GH3 challenge structure where you can mess with your opponent.  Golden Rule indeed.
8105  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The Housing Disaster - Who is to blame? on: November 18, 2008, 11:58:39 PM
The realty industry likes to pretend that they are trustworthy and in it for the buyers' best interests.  Same for the investment professionals.  I learned through personal experience not to trust anything that's on a variable rate.  Too many people took realtors at their word and believed that ARMs were a good thing.  I don't have any credit cards that run on adjustable rates after getting burned on those.  Everybody thinks about what benefits them now rather than what will happen in the future. 
8106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft + 120gb HD= on: November 18, 2008, 11:54:53 PM
I made sure that I got the highest HDDs available.  It's actually why I bought the 360 first (which turned out well for me) because they had discontinued the 80GB SKU of the PS3 at the start of the year and I refused to purchase a 40GB that was not backwards compatible with my PS2 games.  But then, I got Rock Band at the same time and knew that I would need space for all the DLC. 
8107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games finished in 2008 - console and PC... go! go! go! on: November 18, 2008, 11:02:03 PM
I have "finished" the GTA IV story line.  I will gradually be going back to complete the races and attempt some of the achievements.  I will not even attempt pigeon hunting without a walkthrough, if ever.  To date I have killed *two*.

Add the SP campaign for Call of Duty: World at War.
8108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Create your own Motivational Posters on: November 18, 2008, 10:34:36 PM
The BFG - I believe I just saw that.  If I recall, that's a 20mm anti-tank weapon used by Finland in WWII against the Soviets, the Lahti L-39.

8109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Create your own Motivational Posters on: November 18, 2008, 09:51:17 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on November 18, 2008, 09:48:50 PM

Wharrgarbl is the name of my new Night Elf Druid on Shandris.  nod
EpicBoobs was taken?
8110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need for Speed: Undercover on: November 18, 2008, 09:12:29 PM
If that's the case, I may have to reinstall it and get coop to come over and beat the place I'm stuck at on the driver career.   nod
8111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Create your own Motivational Posters on: November 18, 2008, 08:58:38 PM
WHARRGARBL is my new work desktop.

I've seen it before, and it keeps getting funnier every single time I see it.
8112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBox Live is down! on: November 18, 2008, 08:48:18 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 18, 2008, 08:39:45 PM

I play on a 30 inch screen so I'm usually within 4-6 feet of the tv.  The noise is there but it doesn't bother me.  It definitely doesn't bother me enough to get a bigger HD.

Because, yeah, that's the only reason to get a bigger HD...   Tongue
8113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Create your own Motivational Posters on: November 18, 2008, 08:30:45 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 18, 2007, 03:21:55 PM

I like mine better...

[attachment deleted by admin]

I find the irony of this delicious.  But I'd still like to see the deleted ones.  Recoverable?

The bird one made it very hard to not laugh loudly in my quiet cubeville.
8114  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: spoiler not working for me on: November 18, 2008, 04:52:42 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 16, 2008, 01:09:19 AM

Quote from: farley2k on November 14, 2008, 09:14:22 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 14, 2008, 07:17:56 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 14, 2008, 06:03:27 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 14, 2008, 04:02:05 PM

That's probably because even highlighting your text doesn't work.  Also, I'm not going to use a different web site to de-spoil the other nonsense here, that's way too much effort.
I appreciate that it is a pain in the butt but since it is a bug with the software it isn't like there is a choice.

We can either

1. ignore it and just post spoilers.
2. have a ban on posting any spoilers
3. find some other solution which allows people to post spoilers and still not spoil things for other people.

Option 3 while annoying does seem the most fair. 
I'm considering option 4 - lock forum, reinstall forum software, roll back to previous version.  :/
Ah the nuclear option! smile

Because it must be said:

 biggrin

It's the only way to be sure.
8115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 18, 2008, 04:23:09 PM
We had a nice conversation about TKs last night during a match when Hark kindly suggested that I start paying attention to uni colors.  My response that I was color blind was met with a quick rejoinder that surely I wasn't light/dark blind.  I was left with no recourse but to state that my color blind excuse sounded better than the excuse that I was effing incompetent.   icon_biggrin
8116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Brand new to investing.. need advice! on: November 18, 2008, 04:15:37 PM
The Fool has a lot of good information about investing, even stuff on fees and the like.  They've been around since before AOL had an all-you-can-eat internet plan. 
8117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: You can't have your cake and eat it too on: November 18, 2008, 03:55:25 PM
This didn't set off anyone else's BS warning?

Same source

Quote
But Martin Territt, director of the European Commission representation in Ireland, said EU rules covered only food businesses, so agricultural shows were free to go on having traditional cake competitions.
...
"There are no EU rules banning the eating of cakes at agricultural shows.  Any rules are only there to cover businesses. In fact, they specifically protect agricultural cake fairs and other traditional events," he said.  People producing food occasionally and on a small scale are not covered by the rules.  The 'new' EU food hygiene legislation was written into Irish law in 2006 (SI369/2006).
8118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need for Speed: Undercover on: November 18, 2008, 03:29:27 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on November 18, 2008, 02:28:18 PM

IMO, the last really good NFS game was Porsche Unleashed. I loved the early days of the series

I never was able to finish the driver stuff because of the 180-reverse drive-180 trick.  I NEVER could get that one down.
8119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 11 on: November 18, 2008, 03:24:59 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 18, 2008, 06:28:40 AM

I wish the team would move so I could sever all ties  crybaby crybaby crybaby crybaby crybaby crybaby

If that happens, I'm done with them.  I'll go root for the Colts.  Yes, I'm aware of the irony.
8120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 17, 2008, 11:53:29 PM

Quote from: Boudreaux on November 17, 2008, 11:48:29 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 17, 2008, 09:55:47 PM

Seems like you die faster, even on normal mode.  If you get shot, that's it.  There's basically no chance you can duck out of the way and recover. 

Since the GT crew is all hardcore, that's what I've been playing.  Now and then I'll play a normal match and the caliber of players is much worse there.

I'd love to play hardcore, but for that #$%! Lvl 18 requirement.  Seriously, WTF?

If someone is hosting hardcore, you can join at any level.  I've played less than half a dozen non-HC matches since I started playing because all the others were hosting were above that level by the time I got there.
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