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2321  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: omgz desktopz on: March 01, 2008, 02:56:15 AM
Jesus Destructor, did you take that? It's amazing.
2322  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 01, 2008, 02:54:04 AM
It's a handcuff. Attached to a bed. In a public ad...

Edit: ATB's picture wasn't showing up when I posted the above.
2323  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Terminator Film: May Not Suck! on: February 24, 2008, 05:49:26 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 23, 2008, 02:13:11 AM

Quote from: disarm on February 23, 2008, 01:33:04 AM

while i think it's really cool that they'll have christian bale to play john connor, the fact that McG is directing really knocks down my hopes for a decent movie.  i just can't imagine someone who brought us the epic suck of Charlie's Angels doing a decent job with a Terminator film...

but the first Charlies Angels was a fun film...

You were drunk when you saw it, huh? smile
2324  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Homemade Pizza Dough AAR on: February 23, 2008, 03:41:46 AM
The peel is the thin wooden board you can see his picture that you use to slide the pizza in out of the oven. It's a pain in the ass for the most part and the worst part about using a stone. BTW I saw a stone with a peel at Bed Bath and Beyond for like $25 today.

If you use basil/tomato, try not using sauce. it will have tons of flavor without it, and then put some extra virgin olive oil on top when it's done cooking. Be careful with raw tomato though, it has a lot of water in it that can make your pizza soggy.

And Rip said he would contact you here Jeff, watch your PMs.
2325  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Homemade Pizza Dough AAR on: February 23, 2008, 01:28:04 AM
Never had that problem Jeff, but I would think a baking stone would help in that area anyway.

I'll PM Rip for you.
2326  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Homemade Pizza Dough AAR on: February 23, 2008, 01:03:02 AM

Quote from: jpinard on February 22, 2008, 11:10:13 PM

You've inspired me to go minimalist next time.  Your results look really good and I'm even going to go with that pizza sauce since I bet it'll be a lot better than what comes on a Papa John's or Dominos pizza.

What's the idea behind the baking stone vs. a pizza pan? 

If you put foil around the rolled up edge (so it doesn't get overcooked during broiling), and broil the spread out pizza dough a few minutes before putting all the toppings on, that might make the crust come out perfect.

Pug, can you send a note to RIP?  I changed my e-mail at OO and didn't get a reactivation message so I can't post there.  Thanks!  And will you do another AAR when you make your next one or your bread?  I'd like to see pics of your stuff on the baking stone.

Using a baking stone is like making a stew on your stove. If you use a nice thick pot, then it will hold the heat better and more evenly distribute it throughout the stew. If you use a thin pot, you will got hot spots and the stew might even burn in places if you aren't careful to stir a lot. A baking stone does the same thing. It distributes and retains the heat so your crust is evenly cooked and doesn't burn it in places. It also supposedly helps keep the moisture in the crust. Much better than using a pan, and they are pretty cheap.

Why are you broiling it at all Jeff? Never heard of doing that, except after the pizza is baked so you can get a little more color in it.
2327  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Seems like McCain has a Monica problem :). on: February 23, 2008, 12:02:35 AM
I think we actually agree here Unbreakable. It's time to go buy each other a beer.
2328  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Seems like McCain has a Monica problem :). on: February 22, 2008, 08:45:56 PM

Quote from: Brendan on February 22, 2008, 08:28:46 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 22, 2008, 07:31:25 PM

Second the McCain story is pretty minor since there is no evidence that he did anything but hang out with a lobbiest.

Bzzzt.

He intervened on behalf of Keating.  He intervened on behalf of the lobbyist who lobbyed for an industry that he oversaw, and he's already lying about it.  He's tight with all sorts of lobbyists, actually.

And, for good measure, here's your adultery.

Well I knew he was known for being close to various lobbyists, but I am going to wait to see how thing plays out before I decide anything.
2329  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Seems like McCain has a Monica problem :). on: February 22, 2008, 08:43:29 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on February 22, 2008, 08:40:26 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 21, 2008, 11:49:44 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on February 21, 2008, 03:39:18 PM

Quote from: Brendan on February 21, 2008, 03:22:29 PM


Do you have an actual reputable source for this smear?   Or is Drudge the best you can do?

Isn't it kind of ironic how Drudge was reputable when he was "breaking news" on Clinton and Lewinski (or Kerry and whatever that fabricated story was)... and yet he's not reputable when his target is McCain?

Wrong yet again as you always are, I have never found drudge reputable on anything he reports, its the major reason I never read his site or take anything he says seriously.   So try again.

Again, Drudge actually reports on very little, he just links to news sites. It's hard to say he's reputable when he doesn't actually do the reporting.
2330  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fifa 08 is a REALLY good soccer game on: February 22, 2008, 08:27:51 PM

Quote from: depward on February 22, 2008, 07:26:38 PM

UEFA cup!  Woot!

Meh. slywink

UEFA Champions League!! And ESPN2/Classic show games.
2331  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Seems like McCain has a Monica problem :). on: February 22, 2008, 07:31:25 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 22, 2008, 04:05:21 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 22, 2008, 08:03:09 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 21, 2008, 11:49:44 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on February 21, 2008, 03:39:18 PM

Quote from: Brendan on February 21, 2008, 03:22:29 PM


Do you have an actual reputable source for this smear?   Or is Drudge the best you can do?

Isn't it kind of ironic how Drudge was reputable when he was "breaking news" on Clinton and Lewinski (or Kerry and whatever that fabricated story was)... and yet he's not reputable when his target is McCain?

It's ironic that you think Bretts opinion determines whether Drudge is reputable.

It's actually NOT ironic that you either didn't read what I wrote, or misunderstood it, or simply didn't care.

I read what you wrote. What is your evidence that Drudge isn't reputable? I don't have any evidence that he is or isn't, but he gets tons of hits and I have seen the big news outlets all refer to Drudge in the past year. Your implying that when it's about a democrat that everyone trusts Drudge but when it's about a Republican no one does? First Drudge didn't break the McCain thing, he just pointed to it (which makes this whole argument irrelevant really). Second the McCain story is pretty minor since there is no evidence that he did anything but hang out with a lobbiest.

Now if I misunderstood you, please set me straight.
2332  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Christianity is a crutch.... on: February 22, 2008, 09:02:22 AM

Quote from: DarkEL on February 22, 2008, 08:54:34 AM

Yes, Christianity is a crutch

But so is Budhism, Islam, Philosophy, Logic, the theory of Evolution, Scientology, Atheism, Belief in human intellect or goodness, etc, etc, etc

Any system that humans use to attempt to understand how we got here, why we're here, how do we make sense of the world, and how do we respond to things such as pain, death and evil acts around us can all be defined as a crutch. They each provide a framework to that mere 10% of our brain that we use so that we can  make sense of the world around us.

The real issue is that we're all cripples and that we all use crutches (whether we want to admit it or not).

You might say religion is a crutch because when life sucks, you use it to hold you up. When someone dies, you use it to make yourself feel better about them dying. When you can't stop doing meth it's because your god made you like that. Etc.
2333  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Seems like McCain has a Monica problem :). on: February 22, 2008, 08:10:44 AM

Quote from: Laner on February 21, 2008, 10:56:22 PM

So does this enhance his appeal with the Democrats?  It's just sex after all... what he does in private doesn't matter, right?

Wow, and you accuse me of being a troll?
2334  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Seems like McCain has a Monica problem :). on: February 22, 2008, 08:03:09 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 21, 2008, 11:49:44 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on February 21, 2008, 03:39:18 PM

Quote from: Brendan on February 21, 2008, 03:22:29 PM


Do you have an actual reputable source for this smear?   Or is Drudge the best you can do?

Isn't it kind of ironic how Drudge was reputable when he was "breaking news" on Clinton and Lewinski (or Kerry and whatever that fabricated story was)... and yet he's not reputable when his target is McCain?

It's ironic that you think Bretts opinion determines whether Drudge is reputable.
2335  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Seems like McCain has a Monica problem :). on: February 22, 2008, 07:55:06 AM

Quote from: brettmcd on February 21, 2008, 03:39:18 PM

Quote from: Brendan on February 21, 2008, 03:22:29 PM


Do you have an actual reputable source for this smear?   Or is Drudge the best you can do?

You might want to know what Drudge Report is before you attack the link. The site just links to other web pages 99.9% of the time, and usually big name sites. In that case it was the NY Times article. Typical uneducated Brett post though. smile
2336  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 19, 2008, 03:10:35 AM

Quote from: ATB on February 19, 2008, 01:06:20 AM

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If you can't laugh at people who died doing stupid things who can you laugh at? If he did that in front of the family, yeah he's a dick, otherwise its in bad taste and kind of funny.

Soooooo if he was wearing a costume of benazir bhutto (what was she doing back in pakistan?) or Nick Berg (what was he doing in Iraq?) or Heath Ledger (what was he doing on prescriptions?) that'd be ok?

Admittedly, I felt like I was gut punched when Irwin died so I'm sensitive to it.

They all would be in bad taste, some more so than others. A political leader trying to change a country probably wouldn't be funny. A bad actor, a guy who does TV shows (albeit a good guy all around), or a guy who played with his life in Iraq when he was warned not would be less so.

But I didn't know any of those people, and really wouldn't care if some wore a costume of one of the above. In fact I would laugh at a Heath Ledger costume.

But then again, I always get a chuckle when someone famous dies and people act like it was a close of friend of theirs.
2337  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 19, 2008, 12:09:52 AM

Quote from: ATB on February 18, 2008, 11:38:02 PM

Quote from: disarm on February 18, 2008, 11:15:44 PM



Dick.

Edit: Guy in the photo not disarm...

If you can't laugh at people who died doing stupid things who can you laugh at? If he did that in front of the family, yeah he's a dick, otherwise its in bad taste and kind of funny.
2338  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone here try any of those electronic books???? on: February 18, 2008, 12:31:49 AM

Quote from: Canuck on February 18, 2008, 12:13:59 AM

I don't know how people can read e-books, I just couldnt do it.  I hate reading game manuals on my laptop-I couldn't imagine how you would read a book on a tiny little screen like that.  Give me ink and paper any day of the week!

E-ink isn't like reading on a monitor, it's not back lit, so it's not hard on the eyes and you need a light source to read it. The screens on the current readers are a pretty good size and you can change the font size as needed.

I personally hate real books, I can never get comfortable with them and hate having to hold the book open when dealing with paperbacks.
2339  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Knight Rider - tonight on NBC on: February 17, 2008, 11:41:54 PM

Quote from: disarm on February 17, 2008, 10:21:35 PM

watch...it very well might suck, but if you don't watch and it turns out to be worthwhile, you will have missed out and may not get another chance.

There is literally no chance it will be worth while though. The original show was really bad when I was 13, a bad remake won't be better 24 years later.
2340  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone here try any of those electronic books???? on: February 17, 2008, 09:18:15 PM
The Kindle is getting great reviews, all the 1 and 2 star reviews are by people who don't own one, so I was really considering getting one. I decided to wait for version 2 though, I don't want to be an early adopter for that kind of money and would rather wait for a larger library. Not to mention that the Kindle may spur Sony to improve their reader.
2341  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Expelled on: February 16, 2008, 03:51:07 PM

Quote from: Laner on February 15, 2008, 07:36:24 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 14, 2008, 10:12:33 PM

I'll watch it, but it does look to be very one sided with the viewpoint of "Us poor Christians are persecuted in this country". I like BS, but jeez he was a bit over dramatic in that clip.
Interesting, as Stein is a Jew.

I don't care what religion he is, but I guess you could insert any religion that insists on intelligent design as having any basis other than in your faith.
2342  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Expelled on: February 14, 2008, 10:12:33 PM
I'll watch it, but it does look to be very one sided with the viewpoint of "Us poor Christians are persecuted in this country". I like BS, but jeez he was a bit over dramatic in that clip.
2343  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Apple want to make a handheld videogame player? on: February 14, 2008, 06:46:30 AM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on February 13, 2008, 04:04:50 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on February 13, 2008, 01:22:03 AM

Quote from: Raven VII on February 13, 2008, 12:57:36 AM

Haha, I just had to laugh at the archaic perceptions of Macs in this thread. Can't play PC games (not true since Apple ditched the PowerPC 2 years ago), one-buttoned mouse (not true since they introduced the Mighty Mouse, uh, almost 3 years ago? And you don't even have to use it - I use the Logitech VX Revolution myself, awesome mouse). My MacBook Pro has a 8600 GT, which is a quite nice graphic card.

What irritates me the most in this thread is that it's the same old tired material.  If you're going to dog macs, at least come up with something new.  I'm surprised nobody has trotted out the old "photoshop is the only game a mac can play" chestnut yet...

yay, you have a nice video card.  now lets play battlefield 2 together.  ohh wait...

What part of Macs can run XP/Vista didn't you understand?
2344  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Apple want to make a handheld videogame player? on: February 13, 2008, 06:51:27 AM

Quote from: disarm on February 13, 2008, 05:09:10 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on February 13, 2008, 01:22:03 AM

What irritates me the most in this thread is that it's the same old tired material.  If you're going to dog macs, at least come up with something new.  I'm surprised nobody has trotted out the old "photoshop is the only game a mac can play" chestnut yet...

we all know there are more games on a Mac than Photoshop.  do they still include the little apple sliding puzzle in OS-X? icon_wink

Yeah, it's just like the one that Microsoft copied for Vista's sidebar.
2345  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Endless Ocean Impressions (Wii) on: February 13, 2008, 03:29:26 AM
I have yet to see the leafy sea dragon either. I think a lot of my problem is I am still in July, I need to fast forward a bit.

My big problem right now is I don't know whats unlocking what, or even if anything is unlocked when I find something. I keep getting a message about a curse, but nothing is happening. I can read the tablets in the ruins now, but after reading them all nothing happened. Did I miss one, is that the end of events? I wish the game gave me a bit more guidance.
2346  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Super Tuesday! on: February 13, 2008, 03:02:03 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 12, 2008, 09:08:44 PM

As for McCain's supposed support, I read this from SurveyUSA:

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Eve of VA GOP Primary, Huckabee Closes-In On McCain: Big movement in Virginia following Mike Huckabee's strong showing over the weekend in Louisiana, Kansas and Washington state. On the eve of the Virginia Republican Primary, it's John McCain 48%, Mike Huckabee 37%. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA tracking poll released 72 hours ago, McCain is down 9, Huckabee is up 12. McCain had led by 32, now leads by 11. Among Conservative voters, McCain had led by 21, now trails by 5. Among Pro-Life voters, McCain had led by 20 points, now trails by 6. Among voters in Southeast VA, McCain had led by 28, now trails by 12. Among voters focused on Immigration, McCain had led by 16, now trails by 17. Among voters who attend religious services regularly, McCain had led by 24, now trails by 2.

Whoops, that "supposed support" ended up being pretty strong.
2347  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Apple want to make a handheld videogame player? on: February 12, 2008, 11:25:20 PM

Quote from: Canuck on February 12, 2008, 11:14:09 PM

I'll never buy a computer from a company that believes that a single mouse button is the wave of the future.

So I guess you are going to buy one? Macs come with 4 button (and scroll wheel) mice.
2348  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Super Tuesday! on: February 12, 2008, 10:40:32 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 12, 2008, 09:08:44 PM

But again, just because all your friends and everyone you talk to at the bar and everyone in your church and everyone you work with and everyone you went to high school with loves the war, that doesn't mean everyone in America does.  Last time I checked, America claimed to be a democracy, so those kind of things tend to be typically viewed as somewhat relevant (although it's not a truism, obviously: if it were, the US wouldn't have attacked Iraq in the first place).

So, again, viewing my link to the polling data is interesting as an overview.  Now obviously, you can't place your belief 100% into polls, but since there are a wide range of polls by different organizations with differing methodologies, it will at the least provide some insight.

Exactly, the polls don't say anything about Republican support, so you are just stating an opinion that Republicans are against the war. The fact is that a republican candidate, on one of the biggest issues of this election, is pro-war. The fact that he is winning the election easily at this point says a lot of what Republicans think. All but one of the republican candidates is pro war, and that one candidate has a whooping 16 delegates. That says more to me about what Republicans want more than what some pundit tells me.


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As for McCain's supposed support, I read this from SurveyUSA:

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Eve of VA GOP Primary, Huckabee Closes-In On McCain: Big movement in Virginia following Mike Huckabee's strong showing over the weekend in Louisiana, Kansas and Washington state. On the eve of the Virginia Republican Primary, it's John McCain 48%, Mike Huckabee 37%. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA tracking poll released 72 hours ago, McCain is down 9, Huckabee is up 12. McCain had led by 32, now leads by 11. Among Conservative voters, McCain had led by 21, now trails by 5. Among Pro-Life voters, McCain had led by 20 points, now trails by 6. Among voters in Southeast VA, McCain had led by 28, now trails by 12. Among voters focused on Immigration, McCain had led by 16, now trails by 17. Among voters who attend religious services regularly, McCain had led by 24, now trails by 2.

So much for his groundswell of support.  Seems like his grass roots are getting watered down.

Means nothing. LA and KS are Bible states, I would have been surprised if they went to McCain. And hell Washington's Republicans picked Pat Robertson in 1988 (the only state he won), so that says something about the voters there too. McCain wins the big, important states, which is why he has such a commanding lead. Anyway all this is beside the point, Huckabee is pro war also. Now if you tell me Ron Paul was coming on strong, you would have a point about what Republicans want.

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Yeah, and that's the same line of bullshit the Bushites used too.  By the way, McCain believes that America doesn't concern itself with how long we stay in Iraq, be it (in his own words), 10 years, 100 years, or 1000 years.  So in reality, McCain could have a target withdrawl date in mind of 12,008.

Seeing that McCain has been hugging "stay the course" so hard that it's become a part of him, it's kind of absurd to think he brings anything new to the table.  McCain is the closest thing the Republicans have to reelecting GWB.

Ok, you don't think we should clean up the mess we started? We should just leave and let them sort it out themselves or be invaded by whoever wants the oil? Myself, I think we have responsibility to the country now, whether we like it or not. I also don't believe any of the candidates running now will get us out of Iraq, it's just not that easy as one day saying we're done.

Anyway the rest of the 100 year quote was:

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As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed. Thatís fine with me, I hope that would be fine with you, if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where Al Queada is training and equipping and recruiting and motivating people every single day.

This has been US policy in places like Korea and Germany for over 50 years. We have stayed and supported the countries we got involved with. We have bases all over the world that exist peacefully and help the countries they are in, that was his point. Not that we should be in this "war" that we are in now over there forever. He spells out his plan on his website, which is very similar to Bush, yes.


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Your talking point metric discredits itself: Fox had Rudy 9ui11iani in the debate.  How many states did he win?  How far behind in delegates was he?  Rudy was BEHIND Ron Paul in terms of support.  And yet... he was in the debates.  By your own metric, Rudy was far less relevant than Ron Paul.

Rudy was still doing well in polls for the most part, and his strategy was to wait for Florida, where he was still doing quite well. Paul has never had strong support in any of the states. He was given numerous chances in debates where you could see that even the other candidates thought he was a joke.

Anyway, he doesn't stand a chance of hell in winning, I would rather see viable candidates debate myself.
2349  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Apple want to make a handheld videogame player? on: February 12, 2008, 08:50:54 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on February 12, 2008, 08:41:08 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 12, 2008, 07:52:12 PM


As far as video cards go, the current line of iMacs have better video cards than what I see a lot of gamers posting on forums like these. But no, who buys a Mac to game? They buy a Mac because it's a great computer and it's a nice extra to be able to play some of the games out there.

thats cause we all don't have brand new computers.  duh.

Then to people with old computers, the iMac must look like a damn nice gaming computer. smile
2350  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Super Tuesday! on: February 12, 2008, 08:13:27 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 12, 2008, 03:44:11 PM

A great amount of it may be McCain's love of warmongering.  The war is highly unpopular, even among Republicans.  So for McCain's vows to stay the course in Iraq for the next 100 years, that's just not something your average American will support.  That's also why Fox barred Ron Paul from the debates: every time he started talking about withdrawing troops, Republicans in the audience cheered.  That's doesn't fit the worldview Fox News is pushing, so they did everything they could to prevent showing anything except more stay the course.

Every one I know who is Republican, which is just about everyone in this part of the country, is for the war. McCain is for the war, and he is the leading nominee. So I wouldn't say the war is unpopular in his party, I would say the way it was handled is unpopular with the Republicans.

McCain's position, is that we need to finish what we started, that we can't just pull out now and leave it even worse than it was before. He said if it takes a 100 years we will do it, not that he wants it to take that long. Which is a position people do support (including me as a democrat). Also McCain is not a warmonger, he said he would use military force if necessary on Iran after consulting congress and other world leaders. No Commander in Chief ever rules out military action, he just said it was an option, not that he would do it.

Ron Paul adds nothing to the debates, that's why he was banned. He has almost no support (how many states has he won? How far behind in delegates is he?) and isn't considered a serious candidate by pretty anyone outside of his own supporters. I personally am glad they aren't letting him in. And Republicans didn't cheer for him as much as Ron Paul supporters who got in cheered. Again, if the war was so important for Republicans, why is a pro war candidate easily winning?
2351  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Apple want to make a handheld videogame player? on: February 12, 2008, 07:53:08 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 12, 2008, 07:51:06 PM

Quote from: Laner on February 12, 2008, 04:59:00 PM

As long as it doesn't require a decent video card (unless you can shell out the $2500+ for a Mac Pro with an 8800GT)

Hey, if someone can't drop $2500 for a new Mac every six months, they don't even deserve to have a computer with an Apple logo on it  icon_biggrin

Mac Pro's are upgradeable.
2352  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Apple want to make a handheld videogame player? on: February 12, 2008, 07:52:12 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 12, 2008, 04:32:02 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 12, 2008, 01:48:05 AM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on February 11, 2008, 07:30:26 PM

how about the 'istill-cant-play-PC-games'?

I guess you haven't heard about how you can run XP/Vista on Macs? So yeah, you can play PC games on a Mac.

So essentially, Apple's solution to gaming is to start making Wintel machines.

No believe it or not, Apple never claims to make gaming computers. Gamers are not their target audience. Sure you can play games on them, like WoW runs well even on the cheapest iMac, but there answer to gamers is pretty much buy a PC if you want to game.

As far as video cards go, the current line of iMacs have better video cards than what I see a lot of gamers posting on forums like these. But no, who buys a Mac to game? They buy a Mac because it's a great computer and it's a nice extra to be able to play some of the games out there.
2353  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Endless Ocean Impressions (Wii) on: February 12, 2008, 07:22:51 AM
Took a break, but I am back to playing it again. 25 hours in with about 40 fish left to find and still tons of treasure to find. I was kind of stuck and just wandered around and then I found something that moved things forward again. But now I am stuck again. I have 2 places were I have a general idea of where to search, but I am not finding anything. The email system is a mess, you can't delete anything so things stack up and I can't tell which emails are giving me leads anymore and which ones are done.
2354  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Apple want to make a handheld videogame player? on: February 12, 2008, 01:48:05 AM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on February 11, 2008, 07:30:26 PM

how about the 'istill-cant-play-PC-games'?

I guess you haven't heard about how you can run XP/Vista on Macs? So yeah, you can play PC games on a Mac.
2355  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Writers Guild Strike Notes on: February 11, 2008, 04:09:16 AM
I don't care whose decision it is. Still crap, whether I should blame the writers, networks or whoever. The whole industry makes too much money for what they do.

Edit: I don't mean that to sound as bitter as it sounds. I just don't understand an industry that can make so much money, and have so much down time. Hopefully this 3 month break cost the big wigs some bucks.
2356  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Writers Guild Strike Notes on: February 11, 2008, 02:42:28 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 11, 2008, 02:01:19 AM

It could be over by Tuesday.

When your favorite show may return.  It looks like Bionic Woman, Life is Wild and Big Shots got the can but the fate of alot of the new shows are still undecided.

I have only heard of maybe 80% of those shows. The only two I care about, The Office and 30 Rock will shoot 4-6 episodes. Fuckers, everyone had a 3+ month break and you are going to only do a few more shows and then quit for the summer??? The strike should had stayed on, these people don't deserve the money they get.
2357  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Imperium Romanum on: February 10, 2008, 08:39:36 AM
Meh, nothing to get excited about going off the description and the screenshots. And it's a Bulgarian company that made a bunch of other meh games.
2358  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The idiocy of racial profiling, caught on camera on: February 10, 2008, 01:15:41 AM
That picture is actually on page 34 of the "This is fun thread." Jeez, you shouldn't be posting if you can't even read the other threads on the front page to see if it's already been posted. slywink
2359  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OK guys--YOU settle this argument! on: February 08, 2008, 04:53:07 AM
Ah I misunderstood the question. Since the question in Jeopardy is the answer I thought she meant the clue was "the franc" and those were her answers. Nevermind.
2360  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Manufaturer supports the troops! on: February 08, 2008, 04:42:16 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 08, 2008, 02:52:42 AM

Quote from: Lee on February 08, 2008, 01:17:47 AM

Because this kind of thing is pretty common, so I wasn't surprised. The military gets crappy equipment because of their contract requirements.

No... TFA is quite clear that the manufacturer was in violation of the contract requirements.

Which is not uncommon. Half assed jobs that take too long are not unusual for government contracts. As is over charging. That $35K hammer come to mind? (Or whatever the price was.) And I am not arguing that it's not ridiculous, I am arguing your conclusion that is was a typical "no-bid" contract when evidence points to the opposite.

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By saying it was a "no-bid" contract implies that someone got the bid because of self promotion or being friends of someone high up (which I would guess is what Unbreakable was aiming at).

Or just that the "fiscal conservatives" aren't the model of fiscal responsibility they keep chanting they are.  And, you know, never have been to begin with.

Has nothing to do with fiscal conservatives, democrats, or anything else political. Has everything to do with the military and how they make their contracts. Believe it or not, when unit X needs something, they don't go through congress or the president, they do it themselves. The DoD made that contract for the helmets, not the politicians.

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This more than likely wasn't the case, they got the contract for being a small business owned by Native Americans. The government wastes money and gets bad contracts all the time which would never fly in the business world.

So I say it was a no-bid, which isn't substantiated.... and your rebuttal is to say it's not, it's that damn libr00l minority-owned business manipulation, which isn't substantiated either.

Actually it is substantiated. It's in military regulations, that you don't know about, and don't care to research. Small business get benefits in bids as well as many other factors. I just took a class on it last week actually.

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Which is all neither here nor there, since the crux of the problem is that they had a contract to supply AT THE MINIMUM a 35x35 thread per square inch weave, and instead were supplying, at the most, a 35x34 weave, and most of the time it was much less, around a 32x34 weave:

Completely agree, it's crap and things like this shouldn't happen. It does though, I just wasn't at all surprised by it.
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