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1  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Please explain to me how this is not ridiculous. Come on guys. on: September 01, 2015, 07:03:51 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 01, 2015, 07:01:21 PM

Is it open season on personal attacks now?   

Heck, ATB's "attack" made me laugh, it should be allowed for that reason alone.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 30, 2015, 04:36:55 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on August 30, 2015, 04:12:04 AM

Quote from: Lee on August 30, 2015, 03:32:53 AM

So if you only ever play single player, there is no reason to play a seasonal character is there?

Do you want the pet or transmogs for armor?

Since I don't know what that is...I guess not? I should probably do some reading.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 30, 2015, 03:32:53 AM
So if you only ever play single player, there is no reason to play a seasonal character is there?
4  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Please explain to me how this is not ridiculous. Come on guys. on: August 28, 2015, 08:10:25 PM

Quote from: TiLT on August 28, 2015, 06:10:38 PM

ATB's transphobia aside for a second, there's been talk of similar additions to the Norwegian language recently, though they come off as a little more sensible than the suggestions in the image above.

The Norwegian word for "he" is "han", while the word for "she" is "henne". The gender neutral variant would be "hen", which makes a lot of sense. I don't think it's an official part of the language yet, but I don't think there would be much resistance to the concept.

Is it needed? Is there a large population that needs/wants this? When would we use such terms? If in public and you assume the person you are talking to is transgender so use these gender neutral terms, and they are not, is it an insult? But then again, doesn't a transgender person still want to be called him/her? If you know someone who is transgender and they want to be referred to by gender neutral terms, great. Not sure we need official words.
5  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Please explain to me how this is not ridiculous. Come on guys. on: August 28, 2015, 04:50:58 PM
It is stupid, but who cares?

The University of Tennessee's Office of Diversity and Inclusion posted it though, so they are kind of just doing their job. It was a request is all. Of course the religious right is going to go nuts over it, hence why Fox is covering it. I am sure you are thoroughly outraged ATB, after all there isn't anything more serious going on we should be talking about.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: August 26, 2015, 06:22:14 PM
Why do you have a duty to watch the show Blackjack?

You guys are weird, I complain about TWD being too slow, the characters annoying, and everyone here thinks I am nuts. This show I liked and everyone seems to think it was too slow and the characters are annoying. icon_smile
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/25) on: August 25, 2015, 01:59:59 AM
Satellite Reign is getting really good word of mouth, so maybe that. I never played Syndicate, but supposedly its a modern day successor to that that.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: August 24, 2015, 05:33:50 AM
Got to say, it's really good and well done for the most part. Could end up being better then TWD because I find the idea of how it all starts as being really interesting. Could have done without the silly scare tactics such as the principal in the chair, or the step-dad exploring the church when everything has disappeared, but otherwise very good.
9  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 4K gaming on: August 22, 2015, 07:39:19 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 22, 2015, 05:31:51 PM

I also don't think that 4K resolution is really even necessary on a 28" scale, you kind of get into the territory of diminishing returns. 

Having seen a 5k iMac, I disagree, it's stunning to look at and hard to look at anything else after seeing it. For gaming though, you are right. You need a really good graphics card to support anything at that high of a resolution and if you play action games everything will be moving too quick to care. The higher resolution really makes still pictures and text pop, can't see it being that important for most games.

Do many games even support it yet?
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: August 17, 2015, 10:59:35 PM
I was under the impression that everyone has whatever makes them a zombie. There is nothing you can avoid to get it, it just is. The how and why don't really matter though, at least in the original show. Maybe the new show wants to expand on the hows and whys?
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: August 17, 2015, 07:45:58 PM

Quote from: Punisher on August 17, 2015, 07:36:45 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on August 14, 2015, 03:33:20 AM

Quote from: Lee on August 13, 2015, 09:24:23 PM

Quote from: rittchard on August 13, 2015, 08:12:49 PM

Of course the writers can change the rules to make it happen faster or slower however they'd like, but either way, I'm intrigued.

That is my biggest fear for this show. TWD sometimes does things that don't seem consistent with the backstory to me and it drives me nuts. If they throw out what we learned in the other show just to make it more interesting, I don't think I will watch.

Check me if I'm wrong, but didn't the change take longer in the early seasons of TWD? Maybe some time elapses before everyone is infected and turns within minutes of dying.
I think that you are correct and that the timing also depends on the person.. Every sickness reacts differently to people. There are also probably people that are immune as well.

It isn't an illness though. Whatever they have, doesn't kill them or seem to have detrimental affect on their health. When they die, they come back, so immune system wouldn't have anything to do with it, would it? I guess we don't know enough of how it works, but it seems the rules change for dramatic effect.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 8/14 edition on: August 17, 2015, 06:18:53 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 17, 2015, 01:23:07 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 14, 2015, 06:18:01 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 14, 2015, 05:26:05 PM

Saturday will be spent with swine, fried foods, things on a stick and all manner of fun.

We expect an after-action report:




The AAR - it was HOT.  Hot like it only can be when the humidity is 90% and the temp is 90 as well.  Like being in a sauna all day.  However we saw a few good shows and generally had a good time but we left by 4 in the afternoon.

For food we were tame this year - 2 pork chops on a stick, a chocolate shake, a strawberry/raspberry Sunday, and of course a hard boiled egg on a stick!  I don't know what they do to the pigs they get for the pork chops on a stick but it is the most tender, and delicious pork I have all year.  I assume they give them Swedish massages all year up to the final day, or that they only pick the best of the best pigs but whatever it is I love them.

We did try one exotic food - deep fried Oreos.  It was NOT good.  When you fry whatever chemicals are in Oreos it somehow changes them to something that is not food.  It is a sure way to cure wanting to eat them because you realize Oreoes are not really food. 

Since it is a primary year the fair was graced with politicians and they even left the swine barn.  smile  We saw Trump and Sanders.  We didn't get too close because I just don't find it fun to fight crowds that deep anymore but we can say we saw them!

But what about the 27 degree beer?! Was it slush?

(They probably just brine the pork chops btw.)
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking about ditching my unlimited data plan on: August 15, 2015, 06:04:08 AM

Quote from: Destructor on August 15, 2015, 05:39:27 AM

For those who constantly stream music, ever thought of downloading music onto your device beforehand? I use Slacker Radio, and for my...I think $4 a month, I can download a ton of 'stations' to my phone to listen to wherever and whenever I like.

Refresh the music before you leave for work over wifi, never worry about it for the rest of the day (or days depending on how much music you listen to).

Failing that, I think T-Mobile's normal data plans include 'free' streaming (so it does not count towards your data cap) over a bunch of the known music sites. Not sure which ones though.

I'm old fashioned, but with a large ripped library and with decent phone storage, it costs me nothing to play music from my phone. I sort of get the whole music service thing, but if data is an issue, it's not hard to play music from your phone. You can upload a ton of music to your phone too.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 8/14 edition on: August 14, 2015, 08:50:12 PM
No beer worth drinking should be served that cold, it just makes it so the flavors won't come out. Unless it's a high alcohol beer, I would guess it would be a piss water slushy.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 8/14 edition on: August 14, 2015, 06:53:24 PM
Endless Legend. Still trying to figure it out, but it has some neat mechanics that I am enjoying. Strange game, got really good reviews, but no one seems to have played it (going by my Steam friends).
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: August 13, 2015, 09:24:23 PM

Quote from: rittchard on August 13, 2015, 08:12:49 PM

Of course the writers can change the rules to make it happen faster or slower however they'd like, but either way, I'm intrigued.

That is my biggest fear for this show. TWD sometimes does things that don't seem consistent with the backstory to me and it drives me nuts. If they throw out what we learned in the other show just to make it more interesting, I don't think I will watch.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: August 13, 2015, 09:21:25 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 13, 2015, 08:40:05 PM

Why can't pizza and video games be great for you?

Exercise Is Really Good for You. Like, REALLY Good for You.

Get yourself a Fitbit, Apple Watch, etc. It can turn exercise into a game trying to meet your goals, beat your previous records, and by earning achievements. I exercise a lot already, but first a Fitbit and now my Watch really motivate me to exercise. The Apple Watch has pushed me way beyond, I do at least an hour of fast walking a day 7 days a week just trying to make those stupid circles fill in. (But my health is still going all to hell...)

Anyway, neat video, thanks for posting it. I subscribed to his channel.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 13, 2015, 04:50:51 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 13, 2015, 05:57:42 AM

Quote from: Lee on August 11, 2015, 10:22:19 PM

Anyone else's PC turning on at 3:30 AM? It didn't do that under 8. Doesn't fire up the monitor or anything, just the case lights/drives come on for about 5 minutes. Assuming it's doing some sort of maintenance thing it must have added with 10.

I believe that's the default 'checking for and applying updates' time. I think there's a way to see when exactly it is going to do such a thing.

This would also explain why I wake up some mornings and my laptop isn't 100% charged anymore, when it was when it went into Hibernation.

Thanks, that's what it was, auto update. Only a big deal because my PC is in my bedroom, and the lights/fan are enough to wake me up. Set it to a reasonable 8 AM.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: August 13, 2015, 02:15:53 PM

Quote from: rittchard on August 13, 2015, 12:19:30 AM

Since they've never really established how it began, I'm wondering if there will even be people who are just infected and you can't even tell if they are zombies or not, that could be interesting.

I was wondering this myself, but is it possible with the backstory? Everyone has the bug (or soon will) that will turn them into a zombie with in minutes(?) of dying. So whenever they get that bug, nothing changes, until they die. I don't know if that leaves anything open for the in-between.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: August 12, 2015, 02:02:37 AM
I don't think it looked bad, and it is an interesting idea. Although, the cast didn't impress, outside of Kim Dickens who was awesome in Deadwood and looks good in this. The kid running through the street made me think my 16 year old niece would love it, which isn't a good thing. I don't particularly like/find interesting the whole zombie thing, but will give it try because of the original show. Plus AMC deserve some credit for their track record, even Better Call Saul... was pretty great.

I'll watch it, if I remember.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 11, 2015, 10:22:19 PM
Anyone else's PC turning on at 3:30 AM? It didn't do that under 8. Doesn't fire up the monitor or anything, just the case lights/drives come on for about 5 minutes. Assuming it's doing some sort of maintenance thing it must have added with 10.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Resume writing guides? on: August 11, 2015, 10:17:27 PM
Thanks guys, that is extremely helpful. I have an idea what I am doing now and have a good friend who is head of HR at her company and she said she would look at. Really appreciate everyone's input.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Resume writing guides? on: August 09, 2015, 07:36:53 PM

Quote from: drifter on August 09, 2015, 03:24:48 PM

My resume is two pages with everything important on page one and work history on page 2.

Can I ask what you mean by important stuff?
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Resume writing guides? on: August 07, 2015, 07:34:03 PM
I have been involved in the hiring process of civilians in past jobs and you are right, I rarely read past the first page. If they got my attention on the first page to go in the good stack, I read the rest of it later.

From reviewing them in the past, I know to keep them simple, etc. I am just really struggling with the format. It seems to vary so much from person to person. I think I am just used to everything having a very set way it should be, and when I don't have that, I get confused. Right now I have a kind of highlights area of key points (well it will be if I can figure out what to put), then job experience, and finally school and certifications. The way military annual reviews work, the job experience stuff isn't hard to translate over to the civilian world.

I should probably see what my school offers on this.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Resume writing guides? on: August 06, 2015, 11:56:43 PM
A page?? An old friend who had a similar military career as myself gave me his. He broke it down from each position he has had from the last 20 years. I suppose thats how you do the master version though, and then you cut out a lot of it depending on the job, right?

Thanks for the input so far. I might send it to one of those services when I finish, there are a ton of them.
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Resume writing guides? on: August 06, 2015, 08:58:35 PM
Figured it's finally time to look for a job, so I am working on my resume (spent the vast majority of my life in the military, so never needed one). I had some very brief training on it a few years ago, but I have mostly forgotten what I did learn. Looking around the internet, lots of stuff, but I don't know what to trust or what to to look for. Anyone know of any good resources for this?

Thanks
27  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: August 06, 2015, 07:59:50 PM
Loot & Legend (AKA Card Hunter) came out last night. Its pretty good, doesn't seem to have the charm I remember from the CH beta I was in years ago for some reason. But the game mechanics are fun and it is a decent game. After an hour of play it is pushing the IAPs a bit too much though. It doesn't appear you need them, they just helps you get better equipment.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 04, 2015, 07:34:44 PM
Don't suppose there was PC news on this?
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hitchhiking Robot Found Decapitated on: August 04, 2015, 05:57:10 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on August 04, 2015, 05:20:17 AM

And then there's this - video of the 'killer'.

Looks like an angry dwarf thug.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hitchhiking Robot Found Decapitated on: August 03, 2015, 04:03:56 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 03, 2015, 03:53:56 PM

I am disappointed in my country sometimes. 

This is one of those times.   icon_cry

Agreed, but fully expected. No way in hell I ever thought it would make it through the US.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Echo on: August 03, 2015, 03:53:32 PM
I am finding it completely worthless for general questions. I check to make sure it is hearing me right, it is, but still almost never knows the answer.

"When does football season start?"

Echo doesn't have an answer. Siri asks NFL or college. This is pretty standard for most questions. Siri just bows away Echo.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 03, 2015, 03:47:21 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on August 03, 2015, 01:13:21 PM

10 Reasons Gamers Will Love Windows 10. As compiled by Brad Wardell.

So gamers should avoid it? Tongue

Ars Technica article on the same subject.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/4) on: August 03, 2015, 05:46:08 AM
Submerged looks really interesting, but would like to see a review or two first.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: July 31, 2015, 11:48:07 PM
Windows 10 is a like a bad freeware app on iOS. icon_smile It just played a little sound and opened a window to ask me to rate it and tell them why or why not I would recommend it to others. I really like 10, but stuff like that is just odd. I don't like it when mobile apps do that, so it coming from the OS itself, feels strange.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: July 31, 2015, 04:40:08 AM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on July 31, 2015, 03:50:47 AM

Anyone tried Defense Grid : The Awakening on Windows 10.

Just tired it. No problems at all with a Nvidia card and on-board sound. Haven't played it in awhile, what a fun game, I should check out v2.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: July 31, 2015, 04:10:45 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on July 31, 2015, 03:46:31 AM

Not happy at all to hear about "apps" and "ads". Please tell me you can turn off all that nonsense.

Don't get me wrong, the OS doesn't have ads, but the privacy settings talk about serving ads in apps and Edge (the new IE). The settings are for if you want personalized ads or generic ones in these connected apps. So you can tell it not to track your behavior in order to serve specialized ads in all these little apps like "news" and "sports". I don't think you can delete these apps, but you can remove them enough that you wont see them. To me this should not be something an OS should even be asking, but I guess now that Edge and other apps are built into the OS so it's easier to handle from the OS's settings than per app (I don't know if these ads will extend to 3rd party apps). So you can set it not track you, but you can't turn off ads altogether.

I think the "Buy Office" crap is because 10 removes all defaults and settings from 8 even if you did not do a fresh install (developers like Mozilla are not happy about this). I assume now that I have removed the tiles from the Start, I won't see them as much, although you can't delete the actual app to buy Office.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: July 31, 2015, 03:43:37 AM
I like it so far for the most part. I am a bit annoyed that my OS has settings for ads, that I had to turn off something that wants to share my wifi password, and that I had to tell it not to use my bandwidth to serve Windows updates to others on the internet. The default app thing has been a bit of a pain in a couple of cases and I don't know why I keep seeing "apps" to get MS Office in my Start menu, when I have Office and I am subscribed to 365. I don't like where MS is going with that kind of thing, as well as the insistence of one OS for a tablet and a desktop, but it is a huge step over 8.1.

Only played Fallout New Vegas and Grim Dawn on it so far, and no problems at all.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/28) on: July 31, 2015, 03:32:48 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 31, 2015, 03:05:45 AM

I'm still not really sure what your problem is. 

As I said, it is not that big of a deal, just chatting on a message board more than anything else. Just think they could have done it better, which has been a common theme in things I have read elsewhere online. I am hardly saying something new or odd.
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: July 31, 2015, 01:32:18 AM
Thanks Rittchard, I appreciate it...but could you buy some of the more colorful bands and take pictures please? icon_wink I want more color in my life.

Interesting that you run the chronograph face, that seems to be one that people don't like, at least if you go by Apple/tech podcasters. I have never used it myself, which is odd because before I got the watch it was the one I thought I would use. It's too busy, or something. I am not really sure what my gripe is with it. (Every one of my non-smart watches are all chronographs too.)
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: July 30, 2015, 06:24:03 PM

Quote from: rittchard on July 29, 2015, 11:23:18 PM


Thanks for the link. I am tempted to get a nylon band, especially because they are cheap and have space grey options. BUT, I want to see pictures, and they don't have any with the SG model. Still, for that cheap...

Quote
The prices on third party bands is remarkably cheaper.

Ha, I was thinking the opposite, your link above was the first one I have seen that were significantly cheaper. Most of what I have seen has been leather stuff that hasn't been much cheaper at all.
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