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2521  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is There Hope for Metallica? on: May 08, 2008, 08:12:12 PM
Did they start drinking heavily again to? That may help.
2522  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Creationists visit the natural history museum on: May 07, 2008, 11:06:15 PM

Quote from: Gwar21 on May 07, 2008, 10:42:25 PM

There are plenty of YEC websites out there where you could get more "scientific" explanations of their beliefs.

Did you really just say that? There is nothing "scientific" about their beliefs whatsoever. Even what little know they do know about science they try to use as argument is destroyed by real scientists. It's quite amusing when PZ Myers actually prints some of their emails and then tears them apart.


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That route would also avoid giving the impression that you're treating one of your fellow forum members as a freakish curiosity for the sake of your amusement.

You mean kind of how like Christians treat atheists in real life?
2523  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Channel released: trailers, release date lists, rate games, DS demo on: May 07, 2008, 11:00:48 PM
Just tried it out, you don't need WEP to transfer demos it turns out. Works good.
2524  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Teacher fired for Wizardry. I can't make this up. on: May 07, 2008, 08:30:24 PM
Oh those crazy Christians.
2525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Channel released: trailers, release date lists, rate games, DS demo on: May 07, 2008, 08:18:57 PM
DS demos would be nice, if they would just do a firmware update to allow it to accept something better than WEP.
2526  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 07, 2008, 12:48:08 PM

Quote from: Hipolito on May 07, 2008, 01:37:49 AM

Maybe they've already relocated the OO community to another website and didn't tell us....

They did to Popehat.
2527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bill Harris (Dubious Quality) & Rockband: Time for an Intervention? on: May 07, 2008, 03:44:51 AM

Quote from: naednek on May 07, 2008, 02:33:32 AM

yeah, but you're strange Tongue

I know, I know. As I get older I appreciate games that are easier to get into without lots of button combos to remember. The Wii fits this perfectly.
2528  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Creationists visit the natural history museum on: May 07, 2008, 02:30:01 AM

Quote from: Gwar21 on May 07, 2008, 02:15:47 AM

And if he is?

Burn him!
2529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bill Harris (Dubious Quality) & Rockband: Time for an Intervention? on: May 06, 2008, 10:52:40 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 06, 2008, 06:25:28 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on May 06, 2008, 06:17:11 PM

I still think the Wii-love is greatly overblown.  They're selling a lot of consoles, but virtually everyone I know who bought one purchased 1 or 2 games to start and never bought anything else.  I think a lot of them are gathering dust.  However, that data is only my 3rd-hand experience and may not be typical.

My thoroughly researched findings so far:  Those with kids love their Wii's.  Kidless Wii'ers have their systems gathering dust. 

As a kidless Wii'er, I have to disagree with statement. I play the Wii more than the 360.
2530  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ow, ow, ow - I have food poisioning on: May 06, 2008, 03:09:32 PM
How are you feeling KD?

I can keep food down, but have no urge to eat at all for the most part. In the morning I am hungry, but if eat something I am good for the day it seems. Still the only thing coming out of me is liquids so I am trying to constantly drink water. I may go to the doctor tomorrow if I don't feel right in the morning, this is getting old.
2531  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 1 ring of death! Ah hah hah. 2 rings of death! Ah hah hah... on: May 06, 2008, 03:06:41 PM
When I haven't turned mine on in a couple of months I always get an error code 68. Reboot and it works fine.
2532  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Another surprise NIN release and it's free! on: May 05, 2008, 06:19:37 PM
Well I have to say, as much as I appreciate free, the album isn't really grabbing me after listening to it twice. Ghosts had me in the first 5 minutes.
2533  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Handling of situation between Dark El and Grund on: May 05, 2008, 06:12:08 PM

Quote from: Grundbegriff on May 05, 2008, 06:09:40 PM

Why would you want to lie this way?

Sorry I thought that was so obviously sarcastic that it didn't need a smiley. I forget sometimes that not everyone reads both forums.
2534  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Handling of situation between Dark El and Grund on: May 05, 2008, 06:07:42 PM
You know, Grund is the sole reason we had drama at OO.
2535  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Creationists visit the natural history museum on: May 05, 2008, 06:04:48 PM
I think you are missing the point there Rowdy.
2536  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I am a wuss, need advice on: May 05, 2008, 05:35:18 PM
Thanks guys, and shuddup Ed and MHS. smile I have a tattoo, and that didn't bug me hardly at all. I can take shots and I am fine as long as I don't look. Combination of a needle staying in my arm in blood coming out just drives me nuts (just thinking about it sends chills down my spine). I tell myself before hand it's nothing, that everyone does it fine and that I am just being stupid. It's not the pain, there really isn't any, it's knowing that my blood is being drained or something. I never saw sight of a needle today, and even if I did they couldn't get any blood out when they tried.

I have had to do this once a year for the last 17 years and while I stress I usually make it through fine. This time it was the whole double stick thing, and he was telling me he couldn't find veins to use, and that he was going to try a different needle. I couldn't stop thinking of it.

I have to try again later in the week, I will try drinking a ton of water this time so maybe they can find a vein easier. I was really dehydrated this morning, hardly ate all weekend, and was going on about 8 hours of sleep since Friday.
2537  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Another surprise NIN release and it's free! on: May 05, 2008, 04:34:47 PM
Took about 2 hours to get the email. Got 954KB/s download speed.
2538  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I am a wuss, need advice on: May 05, 2008, 03:26:22 PM
Damnit! icon_lol
2539  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Another surprise NIN release and it's free! on: May 05, 2008, 03:18:24 PM
Awesome, thanks for the news. I kept meaning to download the free new song, but kept forgetting.

Now if only I would get the email link, it's been 10 minutes, stupid Yahoo Mail is always slow.
2540  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I am a wuss, need advice on: May 05, 2008, 03:16:52 PM
I just passed out while trying to give blood for a cholesterol check. I always panic and feel light headed, but this time after 2 attempts they still couldn't get any out of me and at this point I passed out. Woke up with 3 people holding me back yelling my name to calm down. I thought I was dreaming and it took a few seconds to even realize where I was. Needless to say I am pretty embarrassed by the whole thing.

Anyone have any idea on how to deal to deal with this so it doesn't happen again? I freak out over blood and needles, so I don't watch, and I warn the tech so they talk me through it and make sure. It didn't help that this time I hardly ate all weekend due to food poisoning, but I had to fast 12 hours anyway. Just knowing what they are doing is enough to freak me out though.
2541  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: May 05, 2008, 06:14:03 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 05, 2008, 05:56:19 AM

Holy hell 4th OT @_@

Starting to hate this. I need to get to bed, but I am scared something will happen 2 minutes after I turn the TV off.
2542  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ow, ow, ow - I have food poisioning on: May 05, 2008, 04:09:43 AM

Quote from: hispanicgamer on May 05, 2008, 03:55:50 AM

Hey Lee if you feel knitting needles knifing your gut, go see a doctor! nod

I never had stomach pain, it just won't settle.

BTW KD, a book that the hospital gave me that describes home treatments says to try ice chips to get water and that you don't need to go to the doctor as long as it doesn't last more than 72 hours (assuming you don't have stomach pain). Once you can keep food down eat bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. If the diarrhea persists more than 96 hours, go to the doctors. (All this assumes there isn't blood or pain, and that you keep as hydrated as possible.)
2543  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ow, ow, ow - I have food poisioning on: May 05, 2008, 03:41:33 AM
I am about a day ahead of you KD. Friday I ate a chicken burrito from Chipotles, about 30 minutes later I threw it all up. I couldn't keep anything down for the next 20 hours or so, not even a sip of water. Two days later I can eat, barely, and everything coming out of me is a nice bright yellow liquid (sorry). I can function fine for the most part, just only slightly miserable at this point. smile Playing with the idea of going to the doctor tomorrow for this, but I may try to ride it out.

Hope you feel better quicker than I do. It seems a lot of people get better in about 24 hours.
2544  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 04, 2008, 05:11:46 AM

Quote from: UsulofDoom on May 04, 2008, 04:49:26 AM

You can wash plastic spoons forks and knives in your dishwasher.been doing  it for years

But why would you?
2545  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (Soccer) The best TV commercial ever made, really on: May 02, 2008, 05:30:16 PM
Speaking of Inter, I hope they crush Milan this weekend. I am going to be laughing all summer if Milan don't make it into the Champions League.

And speaking of Milan, just read Gattuso wants to go to play in England. Possibly Man U.
2546  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (Soccer) The best TV commercial ever made, really on: May 02, 2008, 04:24:08 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on May 02, 2008, 04:17:06 PM

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands, currently plays for Ajax Amsterdam)
Luis Nani (Portugal, currently plays for Manchester United)

Whoops, those were the 2 guys standing in front of you as you go to the pitch in the Portugal game.
2547  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (Soccer) The best TV commercial ever made, really on: May 02, 2008, 04:21:35 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 02, 2008, 12:41:21 PM

Quote from: Lee on May 01, 2008, 11:44:16 PM

That's kind of neat, I wasn't sure non-soccer fans would like the ad. It is even better when you know all the players, some living legends in it (at least in the soccer world).

I don't track soccer at all, but I recognized a face and a name or two but there are like five variations of ronaldino ronaldo ronado rontando etc who are/were famous so I can't keep em straight.

Could you list who's in it- don't take too much time on it- but it'd be neat to know.

Sure thing.

First scene I don't know who the teams are, or any of the players. But after you score the goal and you look toward the line, that is Arsene Wenger looking at you. Manager (head coach) of Arsenal for 11 years. In English soccer being a coach for more than 2 years isn't very common.

First game you come on as as sub for William Gallas (the black guy with the mohawk), Arsenal French central defender who used to play for Chelsea. Probably not real famous outside of Europe. Arsenal is playing Manchester United, probably the most well known sports team in the world. The next player you see is Wayne Rooney (the guy they show kicking the ball in slow motion), very well known English striker.

He kicks the ball to Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese Striker and probably the most well known player in soccer (not to be confused with the aging Brazilian striker Ronaldo who is very well known for the 2002 World Cup). Ronaldo scores and squats in front of you, the guy is cocky as hell and is probably one of the best players in the world. Pretty much everyone hates him except for Man U or Portuguese national team fans.

I can't tell who the other Arsenal players are in the training clip, it goes to quick and I would guess most are just extras.

Next game I can't tell who they are playing. I was wrong above, Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas is running with the ball, passes to another player who crosses to you and you score. Can't tell you who that player is with the motion cam. Fabregas is a new up and coming Spanish attacking midfielder. He's still only something like 20 but everyone wants him. That is Fabregas again who kisses you.

Next game you are playing Inter Milan, one of the best teams in the world (English teams play other countries teams in a tournament called the UEFA Champions League). The guy pushing you in the face is Marco "Matrix" Materazzi, Italian defender. He is best known for when he pissed off French player Zinedine Zadane in the last world cup, Zadane head butted him in retaliation.

The guy who scores and laughs at you is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Swedish striker. Another player up there in the running for best in the world, and I always thought he was a bit of an ass, like Ronaldo he's pretty cocky.

Next team is Barcelona FC, another one of the top clubs in the world. The first guy you shake hands with is Rafael Marquez, Mexican defender. Can't tell you anything about him because I don't really follow Spanish soccer since I don't get GolTV.

Ronaldinho is the next player the camera focuses on in line, the one who doesn't look at you. Brazilian attacking midfielder/striker. Used to be considered the best player in the world, but since he got to Spain the rumors are that he is concentrating more on women and drinking than he is on soccer. He rarely even starts anymore for Barca and I believe he is going to Inter next season. The guy is still amazing to watch though.

In the Barca game clip, Marquez intercepts your pass to I don't know who and gets it to Ronaldinho who gets by Gilberto first (Brazilian defensive midfielder approaching the end of his carreer) and then everyone else. Fabregas again at the end getting mad at you for blowing it.

I didn't recognize the player who you de-pants, Arsenal is a big team that has a lot of young up and coming talent.

In the Portugal/Netherlands tie I can't tell you much. Ronaldo is in there again, and Ruud van Nistelrooy is the guy who helps you up (Dutch Real Madrid striker).

2548  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Suggestion re: quoting on: May 02, 2008, 05:18:52 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 02, 2008, 01:07:10 AM

Another +1 as a black-themed user that is struggling now with the increase in font size. 

Increased font size means normal font size.?I don't get the complaint, every forum I read uses the same font size in the quote as in the main text. I would much rather be able to read the quote rather than to have spend an extra .1 second to determine where the quote ends.
2549  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (Soccer) The best TV commercial ever made, really on: May 02, 2008, 03:53:17 AM

Quote from: Arkon on May 02, 2008, 02:49:08 AM

I don't get what makes this ad so great?  It was nauseating at times, especially when he was running the steps.  I will confess that I am not a soccer fan, it is about as exciting to watch as paint drying, but the choice of sport aside it just was all a bit strange to me and motion sickness inducing.  That and if I didn't already know it was a Nike ad, I would have had no clue what was being advertised.

For me its got a few things going for it.

The story, first and foremost. You follow a player from the lower ranks, to getting signed to a big team, and the defeats and successes that go with it. I thought it was very entertaining for a commercial.

It's well shot, especially on in HDTV. I got a feeling what it must be like to be down on the field and in the middle of the action against some of the biggest stars in soccer. That is why I put the soccer label on the thread. I think people who know the sport would appreciate the commercial more because of all the stars in it. What it must look like to have Materazzi pushing you in the face, Ronaldo mocking your inexperience, or receiving a cross from Fabregas in a high speed attack. These guys have amazing skills and seeing them as if you were in the game with them was pretty cool for me.

Not to mention the ad scores huge points for focusing on the best team in England, despite their failures. smile

You are right you wouldn't know it's a Nike commercial, but the Swish is everywhere in it. It's very subtle, which makes it even better because it isn't in your face
2550  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (Soccer) The best TV commercial ever made, really on: May 01, 2008, 11:44:16 PM
That's kind of neat, I wasn't sure non-soccer fans would like the ad. It is even better when you know all the players, some living legends in it (at least in the soccer world).
2551  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (Soccer) The best TV commercial ever made, really on: May 01, 2008, 06:53:39 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on May 01, 2008, 06:16:58 AM

It can't be Robin Van Persie; he's sponsored by adidas.

Good point. Also the chance of Gallas coming off for a striker are just about nil. Even if Arsenal needed more attacking power, Gallas wouldn't be the one coming off. I got the impression the player is an attacking midfielder.
2552  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (Soccer) The best TV commercial ever made, really on: May 01, 2008, 05:17:44 AM

Quote from: lildrgn on May 01, 2008, 04:59:19 AM

Love the ad. And the song! What the heck is it??

Eagles of Death Metal according to someone on Youtube.
2553  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (Soccer) The best TV commercial ever made, really on: May 01, 2008, 05:15:20 AM
People seem to think it's supposed to be from Van Persie's point of view. But while the crest on the first team's jersey is similar to his first team's, it's not the same. And VP is left footed and the player in the ad has a different number on his shorts. Plus some people are saying VP is in the ad.

Nacer Barazite's first team's crest is nothing like that in the video. And he doesn't even play first team football for Arsenal and hasn't played against any of those teams or at that level.

I think it' supposed to a fantasy thing where you are the player.
2554  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / (Soccer) The best TV commercial ever made, really on: May 01, 2008, 03:28:00 AM
Did anyone catch the Nike commercial during the intermission of the Chelsea Liverpool tie today? Really, if you're a soccer fan it's easily the best commercial out there. Very well done and looks amazing on HD. Here it is on Nike's site. Its the longer, more graphic version (man ass and vomit).

Spoilers below...

For the curious the camera is from the point of view of a guy (you) playing for some small team in a lower league (I didn't recognize either team in the game), you score an amazing free kick. Arsene Wenger (Arsenal's manager) is watching. Next you are getting an Arsenal uniform and in a game against Man U. Rooney and Ronaldo kick your ass, so you train harder.

Next you play against some team I didn't recognize either, and you score off a cross from Fabregas.

Women love you.

Next Inter gets rough with you, Zlatan scores.

Barca up next. Fabregas is pissed at you for blowing a play where Ronaldinho takes off.

Train harder.

Finally you are playing for the Dutch National team against Portugal. Ends with a free kick just like the one you scored with at the start.

Even if you don't know all the names, still an amazing commercial. Makes me want to go out and play.
2555  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Creationists visit the natural history museum on: April 30, 2008, 10:47:06 PM

Quote from: Rowdy on April 30, 2008, 10:22:43 PM

Reading comprehension should probably come before Wikipedia, though.  4,000 <> 10,000.  It was a false data point being used to ridicule something, so I was pointing that out.  Remember, sometimes getting the facts straight before attempting to ridicule someone can prevent you from looking like an ass.

So a difference of 2000-6000 years matters? You got the point and were trying to be witty by pointing out a very small difference. You could have prevented yourself from looking like ass by just stating that creationists believe that they world is less than 10,000 years old.

But whatever the case, why would anyone ignore facts and believe that? smile
2556  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who says there's no good soccer played in MLS? on: April 29, 2008, 01:05:03 PM

Quote from: McBa1n on April 29, 2008, 11:22:00 AM

It's much better now, but loaded with "2nd division premiership" talent... Maybe bottom tier Premiership talent. I watch the MLS when I can, but I'd rather watch some Champions League myself - I love watching all the prima dona diver slappers.

More like Championship tier, besides goalies. The team with the most Americans on it (Fulham) is about to be relegated and not even Landy-cakes could get into Europe. The problem is the league just  doesn't pay enough unless you are a star.

Also since pretty much everyone makes it into the play-offs the regular season games don't seem to mean a whole lot.

I want to like the MLS, that's why I try to catch the games, but the more I hear about the mismanagement of the league and seeing some truly bad play it's hard to get too excited about it. (Maybe World Soccer Daily has influenced me.)

Here's to Barca taking out Man U today, and hopefully Liverpool doing the same tomorrow. I don't want Man U or Chelsea to have any chance of a double. smile
2557  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Suggestion re: quoting on: April 29, 2008, 04:12:12 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 29, 2008, 04:05:44 AM

My request for quotes on this board is could you make the quoted text larger? Can hardly see it.

Agreed. I made a post about it awhile back though and I don't think anyone agreed or commented about it.

Currently, with large amounts of quoted text , I will reply with quote just so I can read it. (If I don't just go and read the original post instead.)
2558  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit available for pre-order now on: April 27, 2008, 03:49:18 PM

Quote from: Zaxxon on April 26, 2008, 08:26:10 PM

Quote from: Lee on April 26, 2008, 03:06:58 AM

Quote from: coopasonic on April 17, 2008, 09:55:06 PM

Quote from: Z-Corn on April 17, 2008, 09:38:27 PM

But no, seriously...anybody seen any weight restrictions published for this thing?

I have a Wii...and I'm fat...so I don't wanna waste (waist!) my money if I'm too fat for it...

Depends on your definition of too fat... from the amazon listing:
Easily capable of supporting weights up to a maximum of 300 pounds

Supposedly the Western version increased the weight to 330 lbs.

Where'd you hear this?  I'm pretty sure the board is universal, and rated to 300 lb. 

In this review.

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...it should be noted that Nintendo has seen fit to increase the Board’s capacity to 150KG, which is a massive 23 stone 8lb.
2559  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: April 27, 2008, 03:41:49 PM

Quote from: Canuck on April 27, 2008, 08:08:58 AM

I give anyone who buys this about two days, perhaps 3 days max before they say, "meh, next!"

I am not buying it for its game play value, and I am kind of surprised at the people in this thread talking about it being a game. It's an exercise program and I expect doing push-ups and running in place to be just as exciting as doing it at the gym. Sure there might be games in it that are fun, but that's just an added bonus.
2560  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Wireless Router Kaput: Which one should I get now? on: April 27, 2008, 03:22:52 PM

Quote from: Montag on April 26, 2008, 10:36:48 PM

If you do a lot of file transfer on your side of the router than maybe you would want the N.  Chances are your WAN connection is less than 10 Mbit.  You could pay $180 for N or pay about $50 for a G.  If the G lasts for 3 years or so, you will probably by able to buy a N for about $50 then.  Save your money.  Go with a WRT54G ($40) or WRT54GL ($60) at NewEgg.

Like I said, you can get an N for $75, but it does appear to be buggy.
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