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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: You know what I hate about IOS7? on: September 23, 2013, 06:19:36 PM
At best this is free advertising courtesy of the NYPD. Or, more likely, the cops want an easier way to track you down.

82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: September 23, 2013, 03:37:44 PM
Samuel L Jackson is a mother f#$% role model.
83  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: September 20, 2013, 03:35:08 PM
Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

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Yet the jihadis, including members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an al-Qaida offshoot, have been some of the most effective forces on the battlefield, fighting alongside the Western-backed Free Syrian Army to capture military facilities, strategic installations and key neighborhoods in cities such as Aleppo and Homs.

But the two sides have turned their guns on each other. Turf wars and retaliatory killings have evolved into ferocious battles in what has effectively become a war within a war in northern and eastern Syria, leaving hundreds dead on both sides.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Top 50 PC games of our generation on: September 19, 2013, 09:12:50 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 19, 2013, 07:57:34 PM

Undying in the top 50?  Heck yeah (but higher slywink)!
For sure. The scariest game I ever played.

No listing for Fallout or Morrowind?  icon_confused
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 19, 2013, 04:17:51 PM
'Grand Theft Auto V' generates $800 million in first-day sales

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"Grand Theft Auto V," the latest installment in Rockstar Games' hit video game series, reaped an eye-popping $800 million in worldwide retail sales on its first day of release Tuesday.

The hotly anticipated game appears to have blown past the one-day retail sales record set by Activision Blizzard Inc., whose "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" brought in $500 million in its fist 24 hours of release. That game went on to reach $1 billion in sales in 15 days -- faster, many observed, than the box office record-holder "Avatar."
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: September 19, 2013, 02:24:33 PM
String Theory via Bohemian Rhapsody
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: September 18, 2013, 02:56:16 PM
Apparently the studio warned Ben about the Internet backlash.
88  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: New Member Stats? on: September 17, 2013, 05:41:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 30, 2013, 05:13:18 PM

they keep catching Moliere creating alts to make his polls look active slywink
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89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: September 17, 2013, 05:06:49 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 30, 2013, 04:52:53 PM

I think overall this is a non story,but what the hell..here it is

Timberlake wants to play The Riddler

Works for me. I've liked him as an actor, especially his darker more serious roles.
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV] Sons of Anarchy Season 6 on: September 17, 2013, 02:18:08 PM


The new season has started and continues with all the crazy plot developments. Each season Kurt Sutter seems to find new ways to torture Otto. The bit with the kid showing up throughout the show definitely got me curious and I certainly didn't predict how they would finally explain his importance.
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 16, 2013, 05:36:28 PM
As part of the post Friday the 13th I give you a video from Robot Chicken.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Life on: September 16, 2013, 02:34:42 PM
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need recommendations on where to get good tree (disease) advice on: September 13, 2013, 09:21:21 PM
Have you checked for Lupus?
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Autism and Vaccines on: September 13, 2013, 09:19:06 PM
U.S. measles cases in 2013 may be most in 17 years

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Nearly two-thirds of the reported cases happened in three outbreaks in communities where many people don't vaccinate their children for religious or philosophical reasons.

Shocking! If people don't vaccinate their children they are at a higher risk for getting the disease?

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According to the CDC, one to three out of every 1,000 children in the United States who get measles will die from the disease, even with the best of care. Even if complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis aren't deadly, they can make children very sick; in 2011, nearly 40% of children under the age of 5 who got measles had to be treated in the hospital.

This is all better than the non-existent risk of autism.  Roll Eyes
95  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Is our children learning? on: September 13, 2013, 05:26:46 PM
It's amusing how Christians act like there are two versions to be compared: creationism based on the bible and science based evolution. When in fact there are hundreds of origin myths. I don't want a science teacher wasting time equally discussing all of these viewpoints. Save that for a comparative religions class.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 9/13/13 on: September 13, 2013, 03:45:34 PM
Skyrim and more Skyrim.
97  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Is our children learning? on: September 12, 2013, 03:29:22 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 12, 2013, 03:20:13 PM

Your ignorance of the countering view does not make it a fairy tale.

So you're making a claim on a young earth or a non-evolutionary origin to life and/or humans?
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Breaking bad as good/bad as usual! on: September 12, 2013, 03:00:36 PM
I thought the ending of this week's episode was an A-Team flashback. They managed to hit everything except the people.

AMC is calling Saul Goodman for a spinoff of the network's drama series "Breaking Bad."
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: September 12, 2013, 02:57:24 PM
Bluegrass version of Enter Sandman  thumbsup

or

Sweet Child O' Mine
100  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Burnout Paradise + Antichamber - NASCAR 2013 on: September 12, 2013, 02:25:56 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 12, 2013, 06:14:12 AM

Honestly, I like racing games.  And after a couple of sessions with the BP: UB game, I threw it in the abandoned category and moved on.  I just couldn't take the knockout moves that would turn my car into a ballistic mass with no ability to control.

I keep trying to find a good racing game. I have gone through Dirt 2, Burnout Paradise, and a few others without success.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Life on: September 11, 2013, 07:59:05 PM
It all does seem rather pointless sometimes.

102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: September 11, 2013, 02:51:12 PM
Not sure if this has already been posted.

The Hobbit - Misty Mountains - Peter Hollens Acappella
103  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: September 09, 2013, 10:00:10 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on September 09, 2013, 08:30:57 PM


He's doing a lot of reverse psychology then.
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The League on: September 09, 2013, 07:00:25 PM
Added to my Netflix queue. Thanks for the recommendation.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]The Peter Mayhew Story(Chewbacca) on: September 09, 2013, 06:45:16 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 07, 2013, 09:43:48 PM

This just passed its 42k goal today with 7 days to go  thumbsup

what he said,.....what he always bleeding says

He has a 30 second time delay to preview all posts and decide which he wants to preempt with his own post.
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Numbness in toes on: September 09, 2013, 06:40:47 PM
Maybe it's Lupus.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Riddick on: September 09, 2013, 06:27:26 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on September 09, 2013, 05:25:54 PM

I know that Chronicles underperformed, but I don't know by what margin.

Here
Production Budget: $105 million
Worldwide Gross: $115 million
108  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Snowden on: September 09, 2013, 03:38:49 PM
NSA Can Spy on Smart Phone Data

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The United States' National Security Agency intelligence-gathering operation is capable of accessing user data from smart phones from all leading manufacturers. Top secret NSA documents that SPIEGEL has seen explicitly note that the NSA can tap into such information on Apple iPhones, BlackBerry devices and Google's Android mobile operating system.

ANZEIGE
The documents state that it is possible for the NSA to tap most sensitive data held on these smart phones, including contact lists, SMS traffic, notes and location information about where a user has been.

109  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: September 09, 2013, 03:32:48 PM
14 Principled Anti-War Celebrities We Fear May Have Been Kidnapped
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 9/6/13 on: September 06, 2013, 09:58:10 PM
Skyrim

I bought this during last year's winter sale and play for 9 hours before getting distracted by a bunch of other sale purchases. Last weekend I started it up again and I am already close to 50 hours while barely scratching the surface of it's content potential.  icon_eek
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Cowboys on: September 06, 2013, 09:13:50 PM
This hangs on my wall.

112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 10 mile countdown on: September 06, 2013, 05:41:41 PM
Doubters doubting

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Critics have knocked Nyad for withholding a detailed account of each of her nearly 53 hours in the ocean, information that would include her speed, the number of strokes, her feeding schedule, and her Global Positioning System coordinates—standard data recorded by observers that would bolster her claim.

"If she's accomplished what she's claiming to accomplish … I wonder why she wouldn't take the extra steps to make sure people believe it was actually true," Morrison said.

The lack of information is particularly irksome to some swimmers because Nyad's team has produced a steady stream of pictures and blog posts for publicity, but not the specifics that her fellow sportsmen crave. "I'm skeptical if she swam every stroke of that 110 miles,'' said Mo Siegel of Piermont, New York, who just completed a 20-mile crossing of Cape Cod Bay. "I'd love to be proved wrong."
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's September 2013, How's Your Year Been? on: September 05, 2013, 06:57:42 PM
A good video for mid-year introspection.
114  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: September 05, 2013, 02:19:02 PM
Senator Rand Paul: Why I’m Voting No on Syria
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: September 04, 2013, 08:32:15 PM

Quote from: Crawley on September 04, 2013, 08:09:18 PM

Finished up House of Cards over the long weekend. Wasn't too sure about it after the first two episodes but after that it got me hooked pretty quick. Ended up doing a 6hr session one of the days. I didn't like the Kevin Spacey character speaking to the screen at first but then a few episodes in I was grinning each time he did it as I loved the little insights. Really looking forward to season two.

I thought talking to the camera was a great gimmick. I love how he will do it in the middle of a conversation with the person sitting right there. Or when he waves to the camera during the Presidential swearing in.  icon_biggrin
116  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: September 04, 2013, 06:21:54 PM

Here Are All The People Who Have Died From A Marijuana Overdose


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Yeah, not a single person has ever died from a weed overdose. We don't have numbers on pandas, but we're guessing it's about the same. According to one frequently cited study, a marijuana smoker would have to consume 20,000 to 40,000 times the amount of THC in a joint in order to be at risk of dying.
117  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: September 04, 2013, 04:23:59 PM

Quote from: Rip on September 04, 2013, 04:08:32 PM

Anything we do unilaterally in this case is a loss when the dust settles.

Why would it be less so if we had a few token countries supporting our involvement? Even if the rebels win the fighting will continue as they fight amongst each other.
118  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: September 04, 2013, 03:22:29 PM
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the President does not have the power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Obama 2007
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: September 03, 2013, 09:09:36 PM
London to Brighton Train Journey: 1953, 1983, & 2013
120  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Snowden on: September 03, 2013, 05:55:02 PM
Drug Agents Use Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.S.A.’s

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The Hemisphere Project, a partnership between federal and local drug officials and AT&T that has not previously been reported, involves an extremely close association between the government and the telecommunications giant.

The government pays AT&T to place its employees in drug-fighting units around the country. Those employees sit alongside Drug Enforcement Administration agents and local detectives and supply them with the phone data from as far back as 1987.

Can we stop pretending there is such a thing as the 4th Amendment?
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