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4921  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I get rid of the 2? on: June 04, 2008, 02:15:59 AM

Quote from: LordMortis on June 03, 2008, 07:20:03 PM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on June 03, 2008, 04:24:10 PM

Actually, I'd just keep the 2 and get rid of everything else.

Oh, I like it.  Except 2 really needs to be prefixed.  He should become Number Two.  Go Number Two!


Make it so

4922  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's official: Obama Vs McCain. Coming this November '08 on: June 03, 2008, 10:40:41 PM
My money and vote is on the Libertarian. Those other two guys don't have the name recognition, money or political influence to win the general election.
4923  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Metered Internet on: June 03, 2008, 09:32:04 PM

Quote from: deadzone on June 03, 2008, 08:46:23 PM

These guys would be the phone and cable companies who we have already paid BILLIONS in tax subsidies (and continue to do so) to provide us with FTTH connections. 
I don't recall the government giving phone companies Billions in tax subsidies so that we all could get fiber to the house. If you want to complain about something try screaming about the USF garbage from the FCC making you subsidize every rural area's phone services.

Quote from: deadzone on June 03, 2008, 08:46:23 PM

You talk about Mothers Day and how it's so scary for the phone companies... It's that way because they refuse to do anything to upgrade their infrastructure other than provide constant stop-gap measures.  I hold in my hand the tiniest violin in the world and I play "My Heart Bleeds for You" for the phone companies.  BOO FREAKING HOO!  When you have a duopoly at best in the majority of the country this is what you get though.  It's no wonder the Telecos are bleeding telephone subscribers to Cable Co.'s VOIP offerings.  The majority of the Telecos are engaged in the short term profit-long term loss game.  Good luck I guess. 
The reference to Mothers Day is to point out that Telco infrastructure just like the freeway can't be built for the busiest day of the year. You don't seem to want to acknowledge that the average internet user's habits have changed and the business case for the ISP's need to change with it. Ironically, the U.S. is at a disadvantage because we have over 100 years of history with our telecom infrastructure. Its not going to be a simple or cheap transition moving from TDM to IP.
4924  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Example why the human race is doomed to extinction on: June 03, 2008, 08:24:30 PM
I used to play Civ 3 while the wife would be watching this show. I still can't hear the theme music without thinking of Civ and unfortunately can't play Civ without thinking of SatC. Must be why I could never get into Civ 4.
4925  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why do we have a biology of self destruction? on: June 03, 2008, 07:42:11 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 03, 2008, 07:14:57 PM

Henrietta Lacks' cancer cells are immortal and have been living and duplicating since the early 50s.

Living for 50 years is hardly immortal. Come back to me in 1000 years and we'll talk immortality.
4926  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gaming and violence question. on: June 03, 2008, 07:35:37 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on June 03, 2008, 07:29:17 PM

I'm not necessarily all that concerned about kids in cars as they aren't in my car,

You say that until the distracted mother drifts into your lane as she is turning around to separate her two kids in the back seat so they will stop fighting. Or how about those kids who when getting out of their car ALWAYS throw their door open with no consideration to your perfectly clean/dent free Mazda sitting right next to them in the parking lot?
4927  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Good Movies You've Never Heard Of] "You Move You Die" Impressions... on: June 03, 2008, 06:27:41 PM
Trailer

Quote
You just had sex with her two minutes ago. How can you hang up on her?
Easy, I just push this little red button and the bitch goes away.
4928  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Metered Internet on: June 03, 2008, 05:41:26 PM

Quote from: deadzone on June 03, 2008, 05:07:19 PM

My question is:  Why don't these guys man-up and do some meaningful fiber deployment instead of playing with all of these stupid stop-gap measures?  It all seems to be a rather transparent attempt to play upon a bandwidth apocalypse fear that they themselves seem to be perpetrating.   

Who are "these guys"? Where do you propose your meaningful fiber deployment? There is already significant fiber deployed in the backbone infrastructure and in major metro rings. The only place missing fiber is the local loop to the house. New developments and modern apartment buildings/condos might have fiber, but most of the stand alone homes will be running on copper. LEC's and CLEC's can't be expected to dig trenches to everyone's home to deploy fiber so you can have unlimited bandwidth at $39.95. DSL was invented as a way to provide high bandwidth on traditional copper. Its also why cable was able to provide an alternative for bandwidth over their coax.

Did you know that Mother's Day is the single most profitable day for phone companies? Its also the scariest because the entire network's capacity is challenged to keep up with the demand for all of you to call your mommy. The networks are not built to handle that kind of traffic every day. Now with the Internet we have a situation that high bandwidth applications (e.g., MMO's, audio & video streaming, bit torrent, etc) are being more widely used. The previous model of offering unlimited access to the consumer worked because most everyone was browsing a few web pages and sending a few text e-mails so there was plenty of room for high bandwidth customers and still keeping the ISP's below their bursting usage thresholds with their upstream provider. That's no longer the case so we should expect a transition into having to pay for the bandwidth we use.
4929  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trilogies that got progressively better on: June 03, 2008, 05:19:11 PM

Quote from: deadzone on June 03, 2008, 05:16:08 PM

Also - For some reason, I think the Saw series seems to get better and better.  I think there are 4 Saw movies though...

Really? I thought they only tried to outdo each other in gruesomeness. The compelling story and mystery was lost after the first one.
4930  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gaming and violence question. on: June 03, 2008, 04:54:55 PM

Quote from: Remus West2 on June 03, 2008, 04:51:58 PM

Quote from: Moliere on June 03, 2008, 04:34:51 PM

Can we ban kids.
Works for me.  Likely works for PeteRock.  Of course we are going to need to figure out how to grow adult humans a different way before it is a feasible plan.  Hmmm....develop a Matrix?

It would be a lot quieter if we could plant the kids in those Matrix bubbles until they grow up and then hatch them into adulthood. Say goodbye to the energy shortage.
4931  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gaming and violence question. on: June 03, 2008, 04:34:51 PM
Children in the back seat screaming have to be more distracting than cell phones. Can we ban kids from the car too?
4932  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Metered Internet on: June 03, 2008, 04:31:29 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on June 03, 2008, 04:23:34 PM

What are the chances this will cut down on spam?

Zero

Upstream providers are charging the ISP's on a usage model so I am only surprised that its taken so long for ISP's to pass that business model down the line to the end user customer.
4933  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I get rid of the 2? on: June 03, 2008, 03:13:24 PM
No
4934  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 03, 2008, 04:07:17 AM
I still don't have a clue. Bring out #3!
4935  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trilogies that got progressively better on: June 02, 2008, 10:58:35 PM

Quote from: cheeba on June 02, 2008, 10:46:05 PM

My most hated part was using the damn eagles to get the heroes out of nearly every dangerous situation.

When they should have been used in the very beginning.
4936  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hats Off To Knightshade Dragon and the GT Krew on: June 02, 2008, 08:30:55 PM

Quote from: PaulBot on June 02, 2008, 08:20:05 PM

Can I get a Hillary calendar to hang up by my monitor so when I'm not on GT I can still gaze upon her?

I see what you mean!

4937  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost finale is tonight! on: June 02, 2008, 06:57:47 PM

Quote from: Brendan on June 02, 2008, 06:46:43 PM

Obligatory nerd thing:

So, once the episode started and they kept referencing "Jeremy Bentham", I knew that was a pseudonym for John Locke - Bentham was a British philsoopher influenced by Locke.  They were both rationalists.  Bentham's credited with utilitarianism, which essentially posits the principle that moral actions are those which maximize happiness.


Thanks! I wondered what the name meant, but was too lazy to Google it.

Also, I would modify your definition of Utilitarianism to specify that its the group's happiness that is being maximized.
4938  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 02, 2008, 06:53:06 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 02, 2008, 06:36:16 PM

20 wonderpoints?  This is my first "Name that Movie" thread.  Do you usually give people the win if they get close enough or is it a winner takes all kind of thing?

Winner take all. Unagi posts the next movie picture.

I just wanted validation for picking the correct director even if I picked the wrong movie.   ninja2
4939  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 02, 2008, 06:28:53 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 02, 2008, 06:07:56 PM

Quote from: Unagi on June 02, 2008, 05:54:33 PM

Yojimbo ?

Yes!  Finally!  The movie that pretty much launched Clint Eastwood's rise to fame when it was remade into "Fistful of Dollars."  You'll laugh, you'll cry.  Everyone needs to see this movie!

No partial credit for calling it a Kurosawa movie? 
4940  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trilogies that got progressively better on: June 02, 2008, 05:55:36 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 02, 2008, 05:45:23 PM

the Mexican Series (certainly Desperado was better than the original and Johny Depp steals the show in Once Upon a Time in Mexico).

El Mariachi was brilliant low budget film making. Desperado was typical big budget Hollywood garbage. IMHO
4941  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 02, 2008, 05:33:46 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 02, 2008, 05:12:48 PM

The movie shares its name with a slightly obscure Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character.

Kuam rak krang sutai
4942  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Bo Diddley R.I.P. on: June 02, 2008, 04:30:55 PM
Heart failure.

video sample

I was always a fan of Roadrunner too.
4943  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 02, 2008, 03:46:20 PM
I'm guessing its one of Kurosawa's like "Shichinin no samurai", but I don't know for sure.
4944  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 02, 2008, 03:41:20 PM

Quote from: Rip on June 01, 2008, 03:40:19 AM

Saturday dude. The only one that went in there today was me. You can't tell the stuff I moved around? I guess we will need to have a contest to see who can spot stuff as it moves.

It looks like the black and brown chairs have been moved. Still no people in the picture...
4945  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Clinton's screwed on: June 02, 2008, 03:28:36 AM

Quote from: msduncan on June 02, 2008, 02:55:08 AM

If a strong 3rd party had run for President this year, they might have won the whole thing.

Ron Paul got 3% running as a Republican. Why would he or anyone else have done any better as a 3rd Party candidate? This is still a two party country fighting over which side of the Titanic they sit on.
4946  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: June 02, 2008, 03:24:11 AM

Quote from: rickfc on May 29, 2008, 06:21:42 PM

Quote from: JCAnejo on May 29, 2008, 04:57:55 PM

CRAYOLA SMOKER

+100000000000000000000000000000

Seriously. How is anything else getting a vote?
4947  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sometimes it sucks to be an adult on: June 02, 2008, 02:51:16 AM
I was mixing up cake batter and thinking back on my childhood when I could lick the frosting off the mixers and spoon. Now I just think about Salmonella from the raw eggs in the batter.
4948  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Internet dies, dbt freaks out on: June 01, 2008, 11:56:22 PM

Quote from: dbt1949 on June 01, 2008, 11:30:45 PM

A few hours later the rest of the internet comes back on but no GT! A while later I get GT but can't open any of the threads without error messages.

Quote
Table 'smf_sessions' is marked as crashed and should be repaired
    paranoid
4949  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Name that movie on: June 01, 2008, 07:39:21 PM
Name the correct movie, post the next picture...

4950  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 31, 2008, 10:41:25 PM

Quote from: Rip on May 31, 2008, 08:20:07 PM

ANyway time to jusp on the new ZX-10r and spped over to Tampicos for a burrito and margarita and will be back at the office in a few.

Don't forget to change the Polaroid on the web cam. I've seen the same picture of the office since you posted the link.
4951  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 31, 2008, 06:52:54 AM
4952  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost finale is tonight! on: May 30, 2008, 10:05:20 PM

Quote from: rittchard on May 30, 2008, 09:29:27 PM

maybe they coluld draw her back if they say Jin might still be alive.  Speaking of which, anyone have thoughts on that?  This was pretty much what I'd expected, that it would appear he most likely dies, but you don't actually see it so there's always the chance he jumped off the boat and gets rescued by the guys on the raft, or was teleported off with the island.

That's what I'm thinking. Nobody is dead on this show even if their headless corpse is being eaten by wild rabbits.

Quote from: rittchard on May 30, 2008, 09:29:27 PM

Almost seems like they are going the alien technology route, but who knows...

Dr. Henry Jones knows.
4953  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost finale is tonight! on: May 30, 2008, 08:18:20 PM

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on May 30, 2008, 04:43:57 PM

If I record a show, I'm tempted to say "Well, I can watch it anytime" which means sometimes weeks/months/never.

So I watched Lost live in order to force myself to pay attention.

But now, I want to watch it again.

C'est la t.v.

You can watch them online anytime you like.

Ben has the best lines recently. I love how condescending he is towards John:

Quote
"Is this the magic box?"
"No, John, its not."
"What is all this stuff for?"
"Same things that all the Dharma Stations are for, silly experiments."
"What kind of experiments?"
"You know what John, why don't you watch this very informative video that will answer some of your questions. I'll take care of some business."
4954  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 30, 2008, 08:05:22 PM
Quick! Someone get the Fun back on track before this thread nosedives into P/RN.

4955  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Avoid Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream on: May 30, 2008, 07:58:33 PM
nipple and bliss really do belong together
4956  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: History is a fickle and willful child; it remembers only that which it wants on: May 30, 2008, 02:58:47 PM


4957  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 30, 2008, 01:26:35 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 30, 2008, 01:05:41 PM

I find it ironic as the image clearly attests to the power that Christ had. He certainly could have called forth a legion of angels to remove him from the cross.  Also, had he not so love the world, he could have clapped and in the process of clapping snuffed out the entire universe- including those who would blaspheme him with  mornic pictures presented in a juvenile attempt at humor.  I'm just sayin.

The mythology states that he had to die in the most gruesome way possible in order to maximize the sacrifice he was making because he loved you and wanted to die for your sins. Don't feel guilty about it though. He obviously knew the Judas would betray him and could have avoided the whole thing. Then the world would have missed out on 2000 years of Christianity.
4958  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things that annoy you today on: May 29, 2008, 10:03:21 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 29, 2008, 09:37:56 PM

I would have thought that dinosauers would have given it away!  slywink

I was counting on Google to have its "Did you mean: pterodactyl?" message if I was wrong

and

the fact that the entire first page of Search hits had websites all using the same spelling as my search word made me go with the original spelling.

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on May 29, 2008, 09:20:55 PM

I'm not usually a stickler for spelling, but that is particularly lame.

My point being, Ike, I am very conscientious of my spelling. Between the internal Firefox spell check, this Forum's spell check, dictionary.com, Google and copying my text into Outlook to run spell check I try and at least have my spelling correct even if no one cares about the content. I don't see what is particularly lame about a single misspelled word.
4959  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things that annoy you today on: May 29, 2008, 09:35:39 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on May 29, 2008, 09:20:55 PM

What the hell is a "teradactal"?

Are you trying to spell "pterodactyl"?

I'm not usually a stickler for spelling, but that is particularly lame.

Ah, another opportunity for spiritual growth!

Google failed me. I tried to look up the correct spelling. Honest!
4960  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dating etiquette (when to go exclusive) on: May 29, 2008, 09:14:59 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 29, 2008, 09:13:02 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on May 29, 2008, 09:09:20 PM


In answer to your question, however, I think that there has to be an actual explicit agreement not to date other people.  I think that most people accept that if you're "just dating" you are allowed to date more than one person.

 puke  OMFG, I agree with Ike on something.... puke

Next stop for me, the Middle East.
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