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8321  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.
8322  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.

8323  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: November 19, 2008, 04:34:34 PM
8324  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: November 19, 2008, 03:44:03 PM
Never Back Down
8325  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...
8326  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.
8327  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.
8328  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. 
8329  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. 
8330  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.
8331  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.

8332  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?
8333  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
8334  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.
8335  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
8336  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.
8337  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:


It's the only way to be sure.
8338  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
8339  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. 
8340  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

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).
8341  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.
8342  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.
8343  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.
8344  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 17, 2008, 11:41:05 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on November 17, 2008, 10:57:59 PM

Quote from: Jag on November 14, 2008, 04:20:06 PM

Love it.

I hate it when I see stuff this funny at work.  Stifling hurts.
8345  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: November 17, 2008, 11:38:04 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 17, 2008, 09:24:51 PM

My xbox died this morning. frown

In honor of Harkonis' 360 becoming a casualty of war(games), I suggest that when we can get 7 of us together, we mourn its passing with a 21-gun salute.
8346  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 17, 2008, 10:59:53 PM

Quote from: Xmann on November 17, 2008, 10:52:35 PM

i'm on the PS3 so i probably won't see anyone here online frown   

You chose ... poorly.   Tongue icon_wink

8347  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World War Z Movie on: November 17, 2008, 09:33:04 PM

Coming in paperback June 2, 2009.  Hopefully it doesn't come too late....
8348  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: November 17, 2008, 09:06:55 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 17, 2008, 08:48:15 PM

saturday night.  PST, so i may have missed the east-coasters.  either that or i don't have a large list of people who were playing it.  i played a few hours of sp instead, so no biggie. 

Harkonis seems to be the current ringleader.
8349  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World War Z Movie on: November 17, 2008, 08:43:11 PM
Make sure you bone up on your skills first... (same author, before the WWZ book)

8350  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does USPS ever give up? on: November 17, 2008, 08:40:42 PM

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on November 17, 2008, 08:29:03 PM

I know a dude who never got his stuff and USPS claimed they tried to deliver it three times and no one was home to sign for it but he knew for a fact that someone was ALWAYS there 'cause his sister and her girlfriend were staying there and they would've signed for any package. True story.

In y mind, they were otherwise engaged so that they couldn't hear the doorbell....   nod
8351  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does USPS ever give up? on: November 17, 2008, 07:49:19 PM

Quote from: Graham on November 17, 2008, 07:38:22 PM

I mailed a bill payment in them mail in late June but the financial institution didn't get it.  They wanted me to pay a late fee but I got them to refund it and I have paid online ever since.  About two weeks ago I looked at my statement and it had two payments on it.  I figured out that the check I had mailed got cashed.  I don't think I've had something take four months to get to its destination.

A recommendation on that...  Create a folder and take screenshots of all the confirmation numbers.  That way you don't have to "print this out and keep it in a safe location."  I have a separate folder for each bill and the file names are the paid dates, so I can easily tell what has been paid and what hasn't.  In January, I zip the previous year together to leave me a clean slate.

I had a cable bill that I swore I paid, but I didn't have a confirmation number and it never cleared the account.  So even if it wasn't my fault (not likely), there was no way to prove it and I got to pay the cable reconnect fee.   retard
8352  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 17, 2008, 07:19:11 PM
After getting schooled by Hark and company every night since release, I am gradually getting better.  Last night, I actually had a couple of matches where my ratio was in the 50% range.  Given that this is my first concerted foray into console shooter MP, I feel confident that the majority of my kills will not always come from Martyrdom...
8353  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wife lost her job, disability woes, unemployment - I need your advice. on: November 17, 2008, 06:20:22 PM
Good luck, Ron, and I wish you and yours the best.  There's nothing I can add besides that.
8354  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Paypal and Mail Donations for GT Now Accepted on: November 17, 2008, 05:55:14 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 17, 2008, 05:45:13 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 17, 2008, 04:40:23 PM

Can I donate by check? Would I make it out to "Gaming Trend"? Or I'll do a money order, I was going to donate by mail. I've hung out here so much in the last year and a half, it's about time I cough up some cash.  icon_razz

Good question. I'll add it to the top.  If you wanted to donate by check, just make it out to me personally.  I'll update this thread and get it under my name instead of Loren's. smile

And it goes without say, but thank you.

And you, too, can help fund Ron's next trip to Nogales.   icon_wink

It's on my list when my budget frees up...
8355  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you believe? on: November 17, 2008, 04:32:17 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on November 17, 2008, 04:30:25 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on November 17, 2008, 05:14:11 AM

As far as space-faring aliens - that have visited earth? Maybe. Why not? If there's a close-by alien, and we're the closest planet, I'd say we'd be interesting to observe.

The laws of physics, as we currently understand them, make it nearly impossible to bridge interstellar space in anything close to a tolerable travel time and energy expenditure.

Of course, sf writers have been getting around that for decades, so maybe physics will catch up someday. I agree that watching an infant civilization like ours emerge from its homeworld would be worth the effort, if it were feasible at all. It's not entirely impossible that aliens have visited earth...just extremely unlikely, based on what we know about mass and energy.   

Yes, but compare that with what we "knew" about mass and energy 100 years ago. 

Helium was first liquefied in 1908.  The Geiger counter was invented that year.  The nucleus of the atom wasn't discovered until a year later.
8356  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blu-Ray Player Recommendations on: November 17, 2008, 04:19:59 PM
Got $3000 to spend?  There's the Sony HES-V1000, a 200-disc Blu-Ray changer.

8357  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Dark Knight DVD/blu-ray release on: November 17, 2008, 04:11:59 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 14, 2008, 04:39:18 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 14, 2008, 04:36:34 PM

you're link's not working.

Neither is you're grammar.  Silly bot.

... movie theater candy (Raisonettes, Milk Duds, etc), ...

Ah, the irony...  Pete, you're soaking in it. 

And then there's the Sony HES-V1000, a 200-disc Blu-Ray changer.

8358  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GAH! My feet hurt! on: November 17, 2008, 04:04:56 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on November 17, 2008, 03:15:43 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 17, 2008, 02:29:42 PM

The alternative is to take em to a cobbler and have them stretched slightly.

Damn "cobbler" sounds archaic.

Only when it's not a baked dessert.
8359  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: November 16, 2008, 08:09:03 PM
Get in a game with me.  It quickly become a game of recon by Hadron Smasher death.
8360  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A big "thank you" to Harkonis... on: November 16, 2008, 08:07:04 PM
Hearing Hark respond to random internet f***tards without even pausing to think is comedy gold.
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