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8321  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Look what I bought. on: October 13, 2008, 05:37:44 PM
Move down to Texas.  Much better riding weather for much longer.
8322  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [10/11/08] Kato Fest 2008: Toast Reminder - Saturday 6pm AZ time... on: October 13, 2008, 03:24:14 PM
*checks watch*

The wait for the PR-AAR is killing me.
8323  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!! on: October 12, 2008, 09:33:28 PM
Texas Tech to #5 on the Coaches' Poll, stuck at #7 on AP.  Not likely to get much boost off of playing A&M next week. 

For next week, Mizzou should still be a threat to Texas.
8324  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 6 on: October 12, 2008, 09:29:19 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on October 12, 2008, 08:52:00 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on October 12, 2008, 08:16:33 PM

Nice wilting, Lettuce.  On the late/Monday games, we differ by three picks.  Best you can hope for is a tie.

Did I mention I don't watch football anymore?  disgust icon_wink

I seem to recall reading something about that.  Doesn't mean I will take it easy on you when you throw your hat into the ring...   icon_biggrin
8325  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 6 on: October 12, 2008, 08:16:33 PM
Early games:

Me: 6-2
Lettuce: 3-5
gellar: 6-2
Semaj: 5-3
naednek: 4-4

Nice wilting, Lettuce.  On the late/Monday games, we differ by three picks.  Best you can hope for is a tie.
8326  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Online broker questions... on: October 12, 2008, 07:16:13 PM
When my 401k was dropped from my previous employer due to insufficient funds to maintain, it was rolled over into Fidelity Cash Reserves (FDRXX).  There's a note on their site that "This is the core account used for trade settlement." 

If you're looking for a good info site, try The Fool.  They've been around since before AOL had an unlimited plan and they seem to have really good advice and learning materials.  As for fees, here's what a quick search turned up for me.
8327  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I currently hate Direct TV on: October 12, 2008, 07:11:46 PM

Quote from: rickfc on October 12, 2008, 06:04:07 PM

Escalate the call.  Talk to a supervisor.  Ask for the supervisor's supervisor.  If that doesn't work, try going here:  http://consumerist.com.  They usually list all the contact info for a lot of the executives for some of these companies, and if you go that route, only after exhausting all other options, they usually cave in to your demands.

+1.

The other option is to write a letter to the correspondence address.  The magic words to put on it at my last place of employ was  "Office of the President."  The front line reps don't care, some managers are marginally better, and all of the installers work for independent contractors, not Direct TV themselves. 

If your account notes suggest repeated attempts that they had to fix the service, any person truly interested in the customer service of the company will either take the ball and make sure your issue is resolved with them as your direct contact or let you leave in peace.
8328  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Look what I bought. on: October 12, 2008, 07:41:07 AM
Poor Cota.  He lurks around here making 21 posts a year for the last four years and gets no love for his new toy.  I think it looks bad-ass and would love to have the guts to ride something like that. 

And happy registration anniversary, man.
8329  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [10/11/08] Kato Fest 2008: Toast Reminder - Saturday 6pm AZ time... on: October 12, 2008, 02:05:13 AM
Toast completed, voice message sent.
8330  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Look what I bought. on: October 11, 2008, 11:53:31 PM
When the zombies come, that's the vehicle of choice.
8331  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 11, 2008, 05:36:06 AM
8332  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [10/11/08] Kato Fest 2008: Toast Reminder - Saturday 6pm AZ time... on: October 11, 2008, 02:28:45 AM
I expect the economic activity brought on by this party to single-handedly revive the economy.  Either that or open up a new fault line in the greater Phoenix area...
8333  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 6 on: October 10, 2008, 03:11:38 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on October 10, 2008, 12:03:37 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on October 09, 2008, 10:29:05 PM

Look at me, mom!  I'm a trend-setter!


Trend setter for bad picks! <OH SNAP!>

Says the man that picked ARI over DAL...  saywhat
8334  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things to do in Nashville? on: October 10, 2008, 02:48:34 AM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on October 10, 2008, 02:38:35 AM


I'd recommend the Opryland Hotel.

Wait Jeff ... are you seriously recommending that someone go to a hotel as a tourist attraction.

Yes. I am.

You aren't the only one that would do that.  Not relevant to the OP, but this place has 109 rooms, all uniquely decorated.
8335  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: what... the....fluffy..bunnies? on: October 10, 2008, 02:45:14 AM
I unfortunately do not remember to whom to credit the quote, but it went something along the lines of:

If a child is old enough to play little league, he shouldn't be going to second base with his mother.
8336  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My kidney stone is back or something(updated 10/9/08) on: October 10, 2008, 12:24:13 AM
I'm sorry to hear that.  I won't give you any empty platitudes and I don't know what you are going through.  I hope it and you get better. 
8337  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 6 on: October 09, 2008, 10:29:05 PM
Look at me, mom!  I'm a trend-setter!
8338  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What movie should I watch on Halloween? on: October 09, 2008, 07:56:02 PM
Crap, Hallowween has snuck up on me this year.  This will be the first year in a while that I don't have a house party to attend by dint of being 300 miles away. 
8339  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: October 09, 2008, 05:41:16 PM
Properties say that you are right.
8340  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 6 on: October 09, 2008, 04:20:43 PM
CHI @ ATL - ATL
MIA @ HOU - HOU
BAL @ IND - IND
DET @ MIN - MIN
OAK @ NO - NO
CIN @ NYJ - NYJ
CAR @ TB - CAR
STL @ WAS - WAS
JAC @ DEN - DEN
DAL @ ARI - DAL
PHI @ SF - PHI
GB @ SEA - GB
NE @ SD - NE
NYG @ CLE - NYG
8341  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NCIS - current season on: October 09, 2008, 04:16:57 PM
I just watched the first episde of the season off the DVR.  Certainly a good start.  The thread they set up for the season has promise.  It's all going to be up to the execution.  This one's never come close to dropping off my list once I started watching it, even if it is a JAG super-Navy-lawyer-man spin-off.
8342  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 09, 2008, 01:35:37 AM


8343  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 5 on: October 08, 2008, 05:23:35 PM

Quote from: Semaj on October 08, 2008, 04:58:32 PM

Isgrimnur
3: 13-3
4: 6-7
6: 8-6
Combined: 27-16, (sidenote: Isg never posted week 3 picks, just told us she was 13-3, so we can all call shenanigans later smile)

Try Again
8344  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 5 on: October 08, 2008, 03:02:18 PM
Honestly, I figured we would lose one of them.  I'm not prepared to hand my hat on the season and call it off like some produce I know..

Oh, and the Adrian Wilson hit is under review.

Quote
What league officials will be looking at is how Wilson took Edwards to the ground. Wilson's tackle will be evaluated for possibly violating the rule called "Unnecessary acts against a passer."  That rule states "a defensive player must not unnecessarily or violently throw him down and land on top of him with all or most of the defender's weight. Instead, the defensive player must strive to wrap up or cradle the passer with the defensive player's arms."
...
A possible fine likely won't be announced until Friday, when the league typically acknowledges disciplinary actions.
8345  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: GT supports conservative organizations? on: October 07, 2008, 09:37:05 PM
Can we start a thread for odd keywords and see what interesting ads we get?
8346  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: WoW joins the dustbin... on: October 07, 2008, 08:57:30 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 07, 2008, 05:31:52 PM

I too learned the hard way not to commit to 3- or 6-month subscriptions unless I was truly hooked (I was, with City of Heroes, about 2004-2007). Even though I'm re-hooked on LOTRO at the moment, I'm sticking with month-to-month for now.

So when did you play WWII Online? I never knew anyone who actually played it for any period of time. I was curious about it (I'm a military shooter junkie though I think I've finally faded in my interest in that genre).

I was a paying beta tester at launch.  Nothing like spending 20 minutes jogging to the next town to get one-shotted, only to do it again.  I didn't stick around long enough for all of the inevitable patches.  I've heard it's gotten better, but I have't been tempted to go back.
8347  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Iron Man BD issues? on: October 07, 2008, 08:09:10 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on October 07, 2008, 08:07:46 PM

I thought the movie rocked from start to finish, and had zero issues with sound (Bluray version). The movie requires a suspension of disbelief, for sure, but it achieves it nicely.

Regarding the final line, why did he openly say that to the press? (I don't know much Iron Man history)



After further review, I am wrong.
8348  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Long Absence on: October 07, 2008, 08:07:30 PM
I can't imagine how badly I would be doing if I lost my father.  My condolences on your loss.  I don't think there could be a sadder day than when when a man loses his father. crybaby
8349  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 5 on: October 07, 2008, 06:29:58 PM

Quote from: Big Jake on October 07, 2008, 05:48:56 PM

8ball, Westbrook - wait, does he play LB?  NO?  Then we scored more points than the Racially Insenstive Slur's. smile
OH, and westbrook broke 2 ribs on his eighth play this week, so bullocks to the idea you faced a 'full' westbrook.  You faced a gimpy dude all afternoon.  At least the guys we faced were healthy.

In the last five years, the Bears records is 45-35 (.562).  The Slurs are 35-45 (.437).  The Bears have had three different 10+ win seasons in this decade, the Slurs 1.  The Bears have been to the Superbowl this decade.  The Slurs....haven't.
 icon_cool


Reminds me of a Sports Night quote that I can't seem to find on-line, so here it is from memory, badly, no doubt...

1: Bob says it's the Giant's year
2: It's not.
1: Bob says they've got a strong team.
2: They don't
1: Bob says Barry Bonds can take them all the way
2: He can't and I'll tell you why.  Barry Bonds is prohibited from batting either directly before or after himself and it's a little hard to pitch from left field. 
8350  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW joins the dustbin... on: October 07, 2008, 04:06:39 PM
I decided to drop my WoW subscription.  With pressure from a friend of mine, I ground my Rogue the last 10 levels to get to 70, bought a purple from a guildie for 800g ... and never played again.  This was back in May.  I paid for an entire three month subscription without logging in once.  The WotLK content appeals to me a little on the conceptual level, but not enough to warrant the purchase of the expansion and the continuation of the fees.  Go gently into the night, Elyandra.

So WoW joins the dustbin on top of EverQuest, WWII Online, and City of Heroes. 
8351  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alanis who? John Mayer, Baby! on: October 07, 2008, 02:35:23 PM
I like me some John Mayer.  I have Room for Squares, Heavier Things, and the two-disc version of Continuum.  He's even got a Pandora channel from me. 

But then, I love Dave Matthews Band as well, and they seem to be mostly reviled on GT/OO as well.  Listen to what you like, but make sure to bring everyone else some Haterade next time.  icon_lol

+1 to Pete for Flyleaf and Evanescence.

8352  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ready for the NEW 8-bit Mega Man game? Mega Man 9 is coming soon! on: October 07, 2008, 05:17:22 AM

Quote from: mytocles on September 27, 2008, 05:32:02 PM

That said, I still defy anyone to call me non-hardcore... I mean, I've had surgery so I could keep gaming, lol.  Yesterday I was playing Infinite Undiscoveries with both thumbs taped up, a tennis elbow brace, and an icepack Ace bandaged to my left forearm.  I think that should at least get me an Honorary Hardcore Gamer award, even though I'm starting to sorta stink at many games now!  Tongue 

What was the topic again?  icon_razz

8353  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Official] Rock Band 2 Impressions on: October 07, 2008, 03:00:32 AM
The 20 extra song registration page is up.  No word yet, btw, from the developer about what or when the content will be, but you can input that code now before you lose your manual.
8354  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gone. on: October 06, 2008, 11:21:29 PM
I'm sorry for your loss. 
8355  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Long Absence on: October 06, 2008, 08:52:07 PM
Glad to hear from you and that you're doing ok. 
8356  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Direct Nerve Force Feedback Announced on: October 06, 2008, 08:28:55 PM
Never got to that one.  I read the Xanth series until well after it jumped the shark, which was decent for the first dozen or so. I loved the first three books in the Apprentice Adept series (the last 4 were decent, but not up to the quality of the first ones).  Prostho Plus was another good one-shot.  Battle Circle was also a series I enjoyed.  I believe I had it in a 3-in-1 volume.
8357  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: October 06, 2008, 07:41:54 PM
Pete got it.  Sorry you missed it.  That's the only film that Leary and Walken have been in together.

Also, my DVD trial ended and I really don't feel like spending $65 to take screenshots.  Anyone else have a recommendation for a program?
8358  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New DVD/BD releases 10/7 - the early edition on: October 06, 2008, 07:39:35 PM
Here is an independent site's list of the animated movies, current status, anticipated re-release for the Disney stuff. 
8359  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: October 06, 2008, 07:32:07 PM

Quote from: Moliere on October 06, 2008, 07:18:07 PM

Domino
Incorrect

8360  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 5 on: October 06, 2008, 06:01:28 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on October 06, 2008, 03:37:05 PM

Although it could certainly be worse. 

How about Westbrook out with two broken ribs??
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