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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This is my thread on: March 31, 2015, 05:32:14 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on March 31, 2015, 03:55:55 AM

Management is deaf to my refund claim. If everybody reading this would send me just $1, I would have at least $6, maybe as much as $8. If people don't chip in voluntarily I'm going to have to start charging $0.50 per post.
Send me your bank account number and routing information. Also the last 4 digits of your SSN.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: March 19, 2015, 01:13:14 AM

Quote from: Lassr on March 19, 2015, 12:33:47 AM

What does "predominantly use" mean though. I am here all the time I just may not post all the time.
See Section 7, paragraph 3, part IIa of the T&C's:

"Predominant use is defined as 65.3% of your browsing/reading/posting time, not to include page loading or idle time with the forum loaded in a background tab/window of the browser."
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: March 18, 2015, 11:02:53 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 18, 2015, 10:56:05 PM

Quote from: Moliere on March 18, 2015, 10:21:42 PM

It really is kind of mean the way GT keeps OO refugees from creating new threads on different topics. Instead we're forced to cram all topics into this one OO designated thread.

Really?   When was that ever stated?   I thought most of the refugee just posted to this thread cause this is where the OO server status is usually posted.

Section 7, paragraph 3, part II of the Terms and Conditions for using the GT forums.

"No forum member who predominantly uses Octopus Overlords (henceforth known as OO) shall create a new thread in the GamingTrend (henceforth known as GT) forum. All topics from OO users must be held within the "OO off line for a short time" thread. Violation of this rule is terms for banishment from GT."
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: March 18, 2015, 10:21:42 PM
It really is kind of mean the way GT keeps OO refugees from creating new threads on different topics. Instead we're forced to cram all topics into this one OO designated thread.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 18, 2015, 08:23:51 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on March 18, 2015, 07:49:24 PM

If the writers need to kill another black dude..." And then Noah. Life just ain't fair.
Could they have made his death more drawn out and gruesome? Between him and the mayor's son the episode had way too much up close and personal gore for me.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 18, 2015, 08:14:58 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 18, 2015, 07:51:40 PM

You mean the movie based on Ready Player One.  They are making one.

Being in development doesn't mean it will ever be made.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 18, 2015, 06:14:50 PM
Pixels - Official Trailer (HD) - Summer 2015

More 80's gaming nostalgia. Though I would prefer a movie based on Ready Player One.
8  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage and the Churches on: March 18, 2015, 05:34:33 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 18, 2015, 05:26:53 PM

Quote from: Moliere on March 18, 2015, 05:20:58 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 18, 2015, 05:18:10 PM

I've come to the conclusion that "ripping the bandage off" is not the way to go about change in our society.  It happens gradually.  Hopefully they'll (and others)  will continue to grow in the direction that I think any just and compassionate God would approve.
My relatives from the South said the same thing about slavery. It was being phased out and not economically viable, therefore the The War really was about the invaders from the north lead by the tyrant Lincoln trying to take away their state's rights.

Was that before or after they seceded and tried to seize federal military installations?   Roll Eyes

Thanks Lincoln!
9  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage and the Churches on: March 18, 2015, 05:20:58 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 18, 2015, 05:18:10 PM

I've come to the conclusion that "ripping the bandage off" is not the way to go about change in our society.  It happens gradually.  Hopefully they'll (and others)  will continue to grow in the direction that I think any just and compassionate God would approve.
My relatives from the South said the same thing about slavery. It was being phased out and not economically viable, therefore the The War really was about the invaders from the north lead by the tyrant Lincoln trying to take away their state's rights.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: March 18, 2015, 04:56:14 PM

Quote from: MHS on March 18, 2015, 04:54:30 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 17, 2015, 11:14:54 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:

Quote from: hepcat on March 17, 2015, 08:59:17 PM



See there is no way I can ever unsee this

I don't know if it's just me, but it's oddly mesmerizing.
It's just you.  ninja
11  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage and the Churches on: March 18, 2015, 04:44:36 PM
Dragging them into the 21st century. Gotta love the "traditionally a man and a woman" inclusion.  Roll Eyes
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: March 18, 2015, 02:15:21 PM
Rip's absence from this thread is a bit strange. He's usually good about providing updates. I have a werewolf game to run!  Torches and Happiness!
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 17, 2015, 09:58:44 PM
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: March 17, 2015, 06:39:28 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on March 17, 2015, 06:37:38 PM

I think it was all that discussion of technology in the Edison thread that did it. Server couldn't keep up with the stress of old technology slywink
I thought it was because hepcat agreed with something Rip said in one of the R&P threads.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: March 17, 2015, 06:01:25 AM
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16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joe Abercrombie's First Law Trilogy on: December 29, 2014, 10:52:25 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 21, 2014, 07:41:07 PM

So any other recommendations? 

The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss
17  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: November 28, 2014, 06:57:37 PM

Quote from: Punisher on November 28, 2014, 03:31:25 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on November 27, 2014, 06:53:52 PM

Just an FYI, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is only $20 on amazon today if you don't mind waiting for the physical version.  Still comes with the Steam key.
PC download $20 now.

http://www.amazon.com/Middle-Earth-Shadow-Mordor-Online/dp/B00JV3B3MQ/ref=sr_1_1_twi_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1417188377&sr=8-1&keywords=shadows+of+mordor
Purchased! Thanks for the link.
18  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: November 28, 2014, 03:48:01 AM
Risk of Rain 4 pack is $7.49. Anyone else interested?
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles on: November 20, 2014, 08:55:08 PM
Thanks for the recommendation. I have been enjoying "The Name of the Wind" so far.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Edge of Tomorrow (aka All You Need is Kill) on: October 23, 2014, 05:39:40 PM
It's interesting how Emily Blunt is doing the hold push-up referenced in the book when Cruise first meets her.


Matrix or Edge of Tomorrow?
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Edge of Tomorrow (aka All You Need is Kill) on: October 22, 2014, 09:19:49 PM
I read the novel first and then finally picked up the movie from the library this week. Both were decent. The distraction I have with Tom Cruise (besides his dreamy eyes  Fabulous) is the way shots are setup for him to appear taller.

I don't know that I understand the timeline and reason that the movie ending the way it did. Why go back to that point and would it keep happening?
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: October 09, 2014, 03:05:35 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 09, 2014, 04:32:06 AM

I wasn't sure if you had watched it all since it was just a link and summary.  Glad to hear you enjoyed it.
Given that this is a recommendation thread I assumed that was an implied endorsement.  icon_wink
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: October 09, 2014, 03:13:10 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 07, 2014, 12:21:20 AM

Quote from: Moliere on October 06, 2014, 10:58:45 PM

Peaky Blinders

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A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

I saw that pop up.  Has anybody watched it enough to recommend it?
I enjoyed the whole first season. Or were you looking for a second opinion?
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: October 06, 2014, 10:58:45 PM
Peaky Blinders

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A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Sons of Anarchy Season 6 on: September 25, 2014, 03:02:19 PM

Quote from: Scraper on September 25, 2014, 01:32:35 PM

I can't stand the fact that the episodes are all an hour and a half at a minimum. It's too much to invest. I've taken to just fast forwarding through all the stupid montage scenes at the beginning and the end. At this point I just want to get to the end to see what happens, but the sad part is I don't really care what happens one way or another.
A good summary of why I stopped watching. It became too much like a daytime soap opera with motorcycles.
26  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: September 11, 2014, 03:37:16 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 11, 2014, 02:35:33 PM

biggrin
Nice to see you posting somewhere.  icon_wink
27  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: August 21, 2014, 05:44:28 PM

Quote from: Rip on August 21, 2014, 05:38:00 PM

This forum should be renamed to "Echo Chamber"
Because you find Sarah Palin erudite? Show me a video of her talking without rambling catchphrases.
28  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: August 18, 2014, 05:03:47 PM
She really shouldn't improvise her responses.
29  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: August 12, 2014, 02:39:34 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 12, 2014, 01:02:22 PM

But we're discussing the current situation in Iraq, not the broader topic of violence and unrest in the Middle East.  In particular, the breakdown of Iraq due to sectarian violence and their inability to work together in any meaningful capacity.  That, I truly believe, can be laid at the feet of Bush Jr..  Even his father knew not to play kingmaker and backed off before doing so.
You asked for evidence of someone other than Bush Jr to blame for the sectarian violence and I provided you a link to a treaty between Britain and France after WWI that divided the area up by spheres of influence rather than ethnic and religious considerations. The U.S. has been making kings all over the world for the last hundred years. Read "Legacy of Ashes" by Tim Weiner or "The Trial of Henry Kissinger" by Christopher Hitchens for a depressing list of examples.
30  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: August 11, 2014, 08:28:01 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 11, 2014, 04:23:45 PM

Don't you mean "THANKS OBAMA!".

p.s. It helps when you provide evidence to support your denial of that claim.   slywink
Hillary isn't exactly thanking Obama as she gears up for the election. Everything I've read has her distancing herself from him.

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Professional Clinton-watchers (and there are battalions of them) have told me that it is only a matter of time before she makes a more forceful attempt to highlight her differences with the (unpopular) president she ran against, and then went on to serve. On a number of occasions during my interview with her, I got the sense that this effort is already underway. (And for what it's worth, I also think she may have told me that she’s running for president—see below for her not-entirely-ambiguous nod in that direction.)

The history of blame for Iraq can start with the Sykes–Picot Agreement. Then we can blame various governments, political parties, and agencies for the next 50 years. Starting in the 80s we can blame Reagan and the Democratic Congress for funding the Taliban against the Russians and funding Saddam as a buffer against Iran. The fallout of that mess then got passed on from President to President, like a mideast baton relay.
31  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: August 11, 2014, 03:10:23 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 11, 2014, 01:33:57 PM

To be fair, that's not really Obama's fault.  This (mostly) goes back to the initial meddling by Bush Jr.
The campaign slogan of the Democratic Party.  icon_wink
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 04:16:54 PM
33  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: July 30, 2014, 06:17:52 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 30, 2014, 05:02:35 PM

"Do you want cream and sugar with that, sir?"

"Sure do...but here...let me just shoot it off the top shelf behind you there..."
Five Days? But I'm mad now.  icon_lol
I couldn't find the clip on YouTube, but I recall him hosting the NRA meeting and shooting the gun to turn the TV or light switch on and off.
34  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: July 30, 2014, 03:38:26 PM
Airport coffee is the best! It's worth driving across town and paying for parking just to get a cup of that fresh joe. And if a terrorist tries to hijack a plane I will be ready (along with all the armed guards, TSA, and police on hand).
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: July 29, 2014, 07:41:12 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 29, 2014, 07:23:55 PM

Quote from: MHS on July 29, 2014, 06:48:55 PM

Quote from: Zaxxon on July 29, 2014, 06:41:45 PM

Cthulhu has returned the site to us. 

What is dead can never die.
Holy F! How you doing MHS?  Long time. 
A response will be forthcoming when OO goes down again.  icon_wink
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Hercules - Don't Look Now, but it's Actually Turning out to be Good. on: July 29, 2014, 03:59:23 PM
A decent mix of action, humor, and drama with a bare minimum of relevant plot.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: July 29, 2014, 01:59:15 PM
How am I supposed to play Puerto Rico? I was just getting ready to build another indigo plantation.
38  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Chic fil a and their overly religious behavior. on: July 25, 2014, 03:29:24 PM
I have this aggressive customer service problem with my bank. Every time I walk in there are 3 tellers and a greeter trying to talk to me. Then they start asking me about my day, am I working today or have the day off, what's for lunch, and what are my plans for the weekend.
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best Star Wars movie poll on: July 23, 2014, 03:06:04 PM

Quote from: McNutt on July 23, 2014, 01:49:22 PM

3. They didn't limit it to 30-50 year old Star Wars fans.  We know what's what. 

Or as Douglas Adams might say:

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“I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to movies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's filmed between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary.
3. Anything filmed after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: July 22, 2014, 04:00:16 PM
The Battered Bastards of Baseball

An interesting documentary about Kurt Russel's dad owning an independent baseball team.
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