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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Car accident - can't get in touch with the other guy on: August 13, 2011, 01:13:13 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on August 13, 2011, 12:36:14 PM

Insurance laws vary so much from state to state, it really depends on where you live.  As far as going to the house for a face to face,  just my opinion, but that sounds like a very bad idea.  You have no idea of who this guy really is and what he may do if confronted.  Seriously, people have been shot over less.
 If you have insurance, then let YOUR insurance company sort things out.  Call your agent immediately and find out exactly what your rights and obligations are and then go from there.

I'm in southern California, I live in Buena Park (Orange County), the accident happened in Inglewood (middle of Los Angeles), but he lives in Paramount, about 15 mins from me. His car's front bumper fell off after he hit me. I'm pretty sure that's the only reason he came back.

I plan to call my insurance company today. I would have preferred to have settled this without getting them involved as I didn't want to have any accidents on my record, even if I wasn't at fault, as I understand my rates would go up.

-Lyno
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Car accident - can't get in touch with the other guy on: August 13, 2011, 11:45:45 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 13, 2011, 04:48:44 AM

I still don't understand why people don't call the cops when in an accident, especially one with a motorcycle.

frown  Your life would be much easier if you had.

Cops always make things more complicated. Disclaimer: I have never been arrested nor do I do anything that would get me arrested. I am also friends with a lot of cops.

Quote from: Sarkus on August 13, 2011, 05:20:52 AM

If you want to give the guy another chance then call and this time tell him that if you don't hear anything in X amount of time you will call your insurance.  Or you could call your insurance now.  Either way, worst case scenario is that you end up having to pay it all yourself.  But that could end up happening whether he has insurance or not.

I left a VM saying he had 2 days to get back to me. I have given him an update on the status of my bike with every message.

Quote from: SkyLander on August 13, 2011, 04:56:49 AM

You should of called your insurance and filed with them right after you called the cops and got an accident report. And take your passenger to the hospital.

I'm confounded as to why you didn't do this.

Quote from: Harkonis on August 13, 2011, 04:48:44 AM

I still don't understand why people don't call the cops when in an accident, especially one with a motorcycle.

frown  Your life would be much easier if you had.

I keep kicking myself for not calling the cops. But I couldn't stop fixating on the fact that you shouldn't call 911 unless you were in danger. The accident already happened, we were fine, and the guy was there giving me all his information. I was also in shock from getting rear ended while on a motorcycle.

Both me and my passenger felt fine after the accident. We even continued with our original plan to go dancing.

Quote from: Ironrod on August 13, 2011, 05:37:19 AM

It's customary to let your insurance company fight with his. Things vary from state to state, but generally speaking there's no reason to try to handle it yourself if you're insured.

That's the problem, I don't know who the guy's insurance is. He says it's under his cousin's name, but couldn't find the paperwork and didn't know who the company was. I have his name, his Driver's License number, his address, his phone number and his cousin's name (whom the car is supposedly insured). But he doesn't answer my phone calls so I can't get more info from him. I'm tempted to drive over to his house and see what he says face-to-face.

-Lyno
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Car accident - can't get in touch with the other guy on: August 13, 2011, 04:30:09 AM
On Tue, a guy rear ends my motorcycle while I was waiting to turn right at a red light. I was behind a pickup truck at the time. The collision knocks both me and my passenger off the bike and onto the asphalt, the bike ends up partly in the adjacent lane. All traffic stops around us, the guy peels out in reverse, makes a reverse u-turn (so he's facing oncoming traffic), then takes off. Everyone else helps me and my passenger get off the road and move the bike. Me and my passenger are able to walk okay, but both of us are bruised (she ended up with severe whiplash and her entire back all black and blue the next day).

The other driver shows up 10 mins later (probably because his bumper is lying in the middle of turn lane - I took a picture of the license plate) and apologizes profusely. He claims he just bought the car that day from his cousin and that it's insured, but under his cousin's name, but he can't find the paperwork. I take his driver's license information and phone number down. He keeps apologizing and saying he'll make it up to me, etc.

I did not get a police report, nor did anyone call the cops. When I dropped by the Inglewood, CA police dept later that night, the officer explained they did not give accident reports unless it's a hit-n-run, but since the guy came back and we exchanged info, it's no longer a hit-n-run.

I called him 2 days after the accident after I researched the cost of replacement parts, got his gf, she said he'll call me back. I called again the next day, left  VM. Called again today, left another VM.

What should I do at this point? Should I get my insurance involved? I don't think I have uninsured vehicle coverage. Should I sue him in small claims court? I thought I got a witness, but he didn't want to give me his number, said he'd call me, but he never did. Can my passenger be the witness?

My bike still runs, the only obvious damage being the front fender is half destroyed, the license plate and holder are torn and will need replacing, and the left grip is all scratched up and no longer looks nice. The exhaust pipe is also damaged as it no longer seems to fit into the engine correctly and my bike keeps backfiring. If that's all that's wrong, then replacement parts come out to around $800-ish.

Thanks for any advice.

-Lyno
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 12, 2011, 10:33:00 AM
Have you seen the 6-fingered man?

-Lyno
45  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Humble Indie Bundle #3 on: August 03, 2011, 09:07:49 PM
6 days left to the sale. Wonder what else they will throw in there by the end? I'm tempted now, since I am interested in both Steel Storm and Revenge of the Titans.

-Lyno
46  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: MTG - Old School Decks vs. Overpowered New Stuff? on: August 02, 2011, 11:07:18 AM
I'm embarrassed to say that I had one of those overpowered decks back when I was playing MtG: 5 moxes, black lotus, sol ring, dual lands, channel + fireball = 1 turn kill on a lucky draw.

-Lyno
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT needs a DB Expert on: July 26, 2011, 01:32:22 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 25, 2011, 08:23:32 PM

Basically, we're trying to migrate a legacy MySQL database into our new wordpress database. I can guide on what tables on the old one are relevant and where they need to go, but the architecture is significantly different. The resource we had working on it was off to a good start and ran several tests, but unfortunately the amount of time he could spend on it was dwindling. I'm trying to get a recap of what he tried and where he was going to at least make things a little less painful.

Like FishPants, I am willing to donate my time for free. I've been doing database programming for the past 7 years on Microsoft SQL servers. I also maintain legacy VB6 code, and occasionally program in .asp and C++. I don't know PHP, but it shouldn't be too hard to figure out (assuming the code is properly commented).

The only migrations I've done have been moving from Microsoft SQL server 2000 to Microsoft SQL server 2005, as well as the occasional server upgrade. But a quick Google search shows that migrating MySQL WordPress databases isn't too complex, just time consuming.

Unless you are currently NOT using WordPress, and would like to move your non-WordPress MySQL database into the WordPress MySQL database format?

-Lyno



48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Knights of Badassdom [movie] on: July 25, 2011, 01:35:30 PM

Quote from: morlac on July 25, 2011, 12:36:05 PM

Quote from: Lyno on July 25, 2011, 09:50:17 AM

Gotta wait til next Spring frown

-Lyno

This makes no sense, trailer made it look close to done.

That's what the end of the G4TV interview said (around the 5:35 mark, 10 seconds from the end of the video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=err07ZaWHws

The tag says it's from Comic Con 2011. Also note the upload date: July 23rd, 2011

-Lyno
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Knights of Badassdom [movie] on: July 25, 2011, 09:50:17 AM
Gotta wait til next Spring frown

-Lyno
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Music from friends - pretty cool on: July 21, 2011, 10:15:16 PM
My friend Christian Simmons's latest song got picked up by CMT recently. Known him for about 7 years now. Met him while he was still out here in California, but he moved to Nashville last summer, so now I only see him a few times a year.

Here's Anywhere That Isn't Here by Christian Simmons (feat Jessica): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDmGyRc3yE0

-Lyno
51  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Daily Deal Back Soon - Summer Sale Winding Down! on: July 12, 2011, 03:46:18 AM

Quote from: Moliere on July 11, 2011, 08:28:08 PM

I bought seven games during the sale. The one that cost the least (Trine) is the one I have played the most.  icon_confused

That's a good game. Check out videos on YouTube to people doing insane stunts to complete the level in record time. I'm happy just finishing the levels.

-Lyno
52  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Daily Deal on Hold For THE SUMMER SALE! on: July 10, 2011, 07:07:59 PM

Quote from: Freezer-TPF- on July 10, 2011, 07:04:24 PM

The Paradox Fantasy Pack contains the Elven Legacy Pack and is only $8 for that and all the Majesty 1/2 games.  Heckuva deal.

I just bought the Paradox Fantasy Pack after finding out that Elven Legacy was the sequel to Fantasy Wars.

-Lyno
53  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Daily Deal on Hold For THE SUMMER SALE! on: July 10, 2011, 06:21:17 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 10, 2011, 05:06:05 PM

and no tickets today.  I got 11, may have to find an easy one to get.

Here you go, a list of all the tickets that do not require a game:

June 30th
Welcome to Camp - Join The Summer Camp Official Group

July 1st
Find your friends - Link your Facebook Profile in Steam

July 2nd
Introduce yourself - Post a comment on a friend's Steam Community profile page

July 3rd
Write home - Recommend a game to your friends

July 4th
Say Cheese - Post a screenshot

July 5th
Play time - Play a free game demo

July 6th
[everything requires a game]

July 7th
Movie Night - Download and watch a trailer in Steam

July 8th
Wish upon a star - Build a wishlist of 10 items
Show time - Post your own video in Steam

July 9th
Honest feedback - Post a comment on a friend's screenshot

-Lyno
54  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Daily Deal on Hold For THE SUMMER SALE! on: July 09, 2011, 09:24:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 09, 2011, 06:13:18 PM

Quote from: slackerjoe on July 09, 2011, 06:02:21 PM

Quote from: Moliere on July 09, 2011, 05:39:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 09, 2011, 03:53:47 PM

I guess tomorrow I will spend my tickets.  
Are you doing this because you don't think you will win the Wishlist prize? There is nothing I want enough to spend the tickets on so I am holding out for winning 10 games in the long-shot drawing.
You are entered in the contest with all your tickets whether you spend them or not.  Might as well pick up some stuff for 3 tickets each.  Nothing to lose.
Yeah, I was just waiting to see if there would be an awesome Alien Breed bundle before spending tickets on it.  I'm also kind of hoping they have a last minute change on what's offered (partially to see the crying of those who spent their tickets)..

(ok, mostly to see the crying)

Why wait? You get Alien Breed for free when you spend tickets on it.

-Lyno
55  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Daily Deal on Hold For THE SUMMER SALE! on: July 07, 2011, 01:53:31 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 06, 2011, 06:07:18 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 06, 2011, 05:48:39 PM

Jamestown looks remotely interesting.  Anyone played it?  Worth a fiver?

Seems to be getting decent reviews.  Here's a GiantBomb Quicklook showing a good portion of gameplay.

As for the tickets, I have 2.  I quickly gave up trying to get any that I didn't already have, so I'm just hoping for the best.


Here's 6 tickets that don't require any games and are super easy:

June 30th
Welcome to Camp - Join The Summer Camp Official Group

July 1st
Find your friends - Link your Facebook Profile in Steam

July 2nd
Introduce yourself - Post a comment on a friend's Steam Community profile page

July 3rd
Write home - Recommend a game to your friends

July 4th
Say Cheese - Post a screenshot

July 5th
Play time - Play a free game demo

-Lyno!
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ok. I need help. How do I make friends? on: July 05, 2011, 01:46:05 AM

Quote from: Moliere on July 05, 2011, 12:35:18 AM

I do most of my dancing in the main country area. Thursday and Saturday are the best nights, but Saturday can get pretty busy so there isn't as much room to actually dance. I try to get there early to avoid the cover charge and to dance before it gets too busy, usually right after the lesson ends around 7:30pm.

Introduce me to all the good dancers?

-Lyno!

PS: Ron, you should go too! I will teach you smile
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ok. I need help. How do I make friends? on: July 05, 2011, 12:30:56 AM

Quote from: Moliere on July 04, 2011, 02:09:35 PM

Quote from: Lyno on July 04, 2011, 01:03:21 PM

Hang out in country bars like me! I understand Graham Central Station in Tempe is awesome. Seriously, people who hang out in country bars are very friendly. You can drink and watch people dance and not worry about the place being a meat market. You'll also find people of all ages there (depending on the age limit for the night that is). It helps to like country music, but it's not a requirement.

-Lyno

That's pretty funny. I go to Graham's quite often on Thursday's and Saturday's to dance.

I know the place has several different areas with different themes for each room (country, hip hop, top 40, 80's, etc). Which part of the club do you hang out in and what nights do you recommend? I plan to visit in a month or so and want to check the place out.

I've met many people the past few years while dancing in country bars. Before then, I wouldn't meet anyone new. Now I meet new people every week (most of them pretty girls). I highly recommend it.

-Lyno
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ok. I need help. How do I make friends? on: July 04, 2011, 01:03:21 PM
Hang out in country bars like me! I understand Graham Central Station in Tempe is awesome. Seriously, people who hang out in country bars are very friendly. You can drink and watch people dance and not worry about the place being a meat market. You'll also find people of all ages there (depending on the age limit for the night that is). It helps to like country music, but it's not a requirement.

-Lyno
59  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Daily Deal on Hold For THE SUMMER SALE! on: July 01, 2011, 11:37:43 AM
I got Borderlands GotY ($7.50) and Spectromancer pack ($5). Waiting for Armored Princess Platinum to go on sale smile

-Lyno
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wacktards of the Apocalypse! on: June 25, 2011, 10:44:21 AM
Congrats!
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best. Gaming Chair. EVER on: June 24, 2011, 12:36:02 AM
It has an air filtering system. How efficient can that be when it's not fully enclosed?

-Lyno
62  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: FO3:GotY 14.99 on: May 29, 2011, 09:41:13 PM
Thanks for the heads up!

You download and install the FO3:GotY CODE program from Gamestop, it will then email you a Steam code after you run it, then you go to Steam, activate the code and install using Steam.

Been playing since last night, love it! I'm tempted to restart and read up on powergaming strategies now, especially after talking to Burke.

-Lyno!
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I should have listened on: April 28, 2011, 10:12:44 AM

Quote from: Thin_J on April 24, 2011, 08:42:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 22, 2011, 09:42:52 PM

The one I'm referring to isn't in the first book, so it might not be the same one Cort has in mind, I said later books to avoid giving an idea of when to expect it.  Trust me, if the books grab you you'll reach it soon enough.

Spoiler for which book?:
book 3


Spoiler for Hiden:
I assume you're talking about the red wedding? Cause, I mean.. yeah. That was quite possibly the most jaw-dropping moment I've ever experienced in a book ever. He keeps throwing in little pieces of foreshadowing, hinting that it isn't going to turn out well, but then it just goes about 100 levels beyond how bad I thought it could ever possibly get.

I couldn't believe it either, and flipped the pages back and forth thinking I skipped a few pages or something. Was extremely shocked and thought George R. R. Martin was an asshole.

PS: I still think he's an asshole. Finish the damn series already!
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anomaly: Warzone Earth on: April 14, 2011, 01:30:07 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 13, 2011, 11:34:57 PM

Quote from: Tals on April 13, 2011, 11:17:42 PM

You sure that's not when your troops have been turned so attack themselves?

here's what I'm talking about, right where he says 'we're hit!': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sF3OGN_XkE&feature=player_detailpage#t=110s

here's another example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sF3OGN_XkE&feature=player_detailpage#t=161s

That only happens on the first mission (so far, I'm on Mission 3). It's to force you to learn how to use the Repair packs.

-Lyno
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anomaly: Warzone Earth on: April 13, 2011, 04:21:55 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 13, 2011, 02:28:35 PM

it's fun, but I wish there was a way to speed up vehicles.  maybe there is, I haven't unlocked all the commands yet.  I called it a night after I got my arse handed to me on the second half of the second map, right after you get the probe.  the way I read the map I thought it showed which direction the turrets would fire in, and was dismayed when the ones I thought could only face north swiveled 180 degrees and proceeded to wipe out my troops as they were surrounded.

Two things I can tell that are going to get old (unless something changes):

1) the rifts that appear when trying to follow the most obvious route.
2) the attacks from the air.  right now there is no way to avoid them and they feel like they are in there to do just enough damage to make you use up repair packs.

oh, and whatever happened to normal difficulty?  there's casual, advanced and one other higher setting.  is casual the new normal?  icon_lol

Those "air attacks" are your supply drops. They leave behind more repair packs.

-Lyno
66  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Impulse Weekend Sale 4-7-2011: Elemental War of Magic 50% off on: April 10, 2011, 10:07:07 PM
Guess I will wait til it's playable. Hopefully it will be even cheaper than $20 by then smile

-Lyno
67  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Impulse Weekend Sale 4-7-2011: Elemental War of Magic 50% off on: April 08, 2011, 09:28:19 AM
Is Elemental fun to play yet?
68  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Stardock Hearts of Iron Sale on: April 06, 2011, 03:31:04 AM

Quote from: Canuck on April 06, 2011, 03:09:38 AM

I believe Gamersgate is also having a HOI sale in case anyone wants to avoid Impulse since it turned to the dark side.

How did Impulse turn to the dark side?

-Lyno
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Will be joining the motorcycle owners...in a few years on: March 25, 2011, 09:45:05 AM

Quote from: Zekester on March 25, 2011, 04:32:57 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on March 24, 2011, 11:48:04 PM

Ninja 250? Perhaps Im too old for it. My beard is gray.

I had a Ninja 250

Fun little bike, but I would imagine as a first bike it'll leave you wanting more rather quickly.

Good thing they're cheap and hold their value pretty well. You can sell it for close to what you paid for it to the next new biker that needs a starter bike.

-Lyno
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pica-Pic: Retro LCD Handhelds Return to Your Browser on: March 25, 2011, 01:47:02 AM
My favorite was Fireman, Fireman. You have to bounce babies (jumping from a burning building) off a trampoline (held by two firefighters) into the hospital on the opposite side of the screen. Great fun smile

-Lyno
71  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Boatload of Strategy First games for $10 on: March 24, 2011, 11:18:34 AM
Would be a great deal, if I didn't already own the games I want from that list.
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Will be joining the motorcycle owners...in a few years on: March 24, 2011, 11:15:27 AM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on March 24, 2011, 05:31:05 AM

Quote from: Zekester on March 23, 2011, 01:42:06 PM

I don't know how many states ban talking on cell phones when driving, but people using them have introduced a new worry for motorcyclists.

Like as if we needed more.

Here in Jakarta, some bikers talk on cell phones while riding and not the handfree one, they also can text and ride. But I guess lives are cheaper in third world countries.


How fast are these guys going? I typically do 80-85 mph on my bike. The wind would rip the phone from my hand at that speed.

-Lyno
73  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Weekend 3-10-2011: Total War Sale on: March 12, 2011, 11:21:28 PM
Kingdoms is an extra $5, bringing the total to $7.50. The package deal doesn't include the discount so is still $10 :p

-Lyno
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Firefall from Red 5...massive team shooter...beta signups too. on: March 12, 2011, 10:58:23 PM
Free to play? Awesome! Been looking forward to this one and that makes it even better smile

-Lyno
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Rubber on: March 10, 2011, 04:28:33 AM

Quote from: Caine on March 10, 2011, 03:33:01 AM

Quote from: brettmcd on March 09, 2011, 09:50:49 PM

Quote from: ibdoomed on March 09, 2011, 07:15:13 PM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on March 09, 2011, 04:04:19 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 09, 2011, 04:06:46 AM

What ... the ... fuck?

How much money does a scriptwriter for this kind of movie make?

-Lyno
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