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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad: now with iPad 2 Info on: March 02, 2011, 11:44:31 PM

Quote from: gellar on March 02, 2011, 10:35:24 PM

No upgrade for me.

Same. This is great for the people that were holding out, but I see no compelling reason to upgrade from the first gen.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Am I stealing cable? on: January 14, 2011, 02:23:13 AM

Quote from: Einsteinium on January 14, 2011, 02:00:12 AM

Those must be unencrypted analog channels. Due to the frequencies associated with upload (essentially, the return path) it is easy to block internet and allow basic cable, but not so easy to do the reverse. If they are being sent to you over coax, and they are not requiring a digital box to decode, there are no legal ramifications. You're not circumventing any security measures to get it.

Yep. It is my understanding that cable companies can't encrypt what you can get over the air (I could be totally wrong about the technical legal mumbo-jumbo) and some cable companies don't encrypt other stuff. I'm in the same situation. I only get internets from my cable company and some TV still comes in over the coax.

Search for "unencrypted QAM" for a bevy of confusing results.

You're not stealing.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad/ iSlate / iThingie? on: September 01, 2010, 03:49:15 AM
If you're familiar with Plex, they released their app yesterday and it's damn good.

(have to own a mac)
4  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Prop 8 Just got destroyed, turned into fabulous on: August 06, 2010, 01:52:07 AM

Quote from: Moliere on January 22, 1974, 04:55:54 PM

Please stop acting like "Republicans" are some kind of homogeneous group. They're not. Some are about freedom and rights while others are about pushing their evangelical Christianity via politics. Those things come at odds on issues like same sex marriage. Obama doesn't even support same sex marriage.

Oh please. It's in the damn gop platform. I'm not going to apologize for the generalization and yes I understand some republicans get it. And Obama is being a douche and playing politics with his position on this.

You know what else is in the 2008 gop platform? 2nd half of the top paragraph in the Chairmenís Preamble:

Devotion to the inherent dignity and rights of every person.  Faith in the virtues of self-reliance, civic commitment, and concern for one another.  Distrust of governmentís interference in peopleís lives.

5  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Prop 8 Just got destroyed, turned into fabulous on: August 06, 2010, 12:33:04 AM

Quote from: Laner on August 05, 2010, 10:47:28 PM

I'm not sure how anyone could have expected anything else, since the judge who made the ruling is himself gay.  Yay for judicial activism!

I swear, I don't think I will ever understand why republicans are against something that gives people more freedom and rights. Can someone explain it to me like I'm 5?
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad/ iSlate / iThingie? on: April 02, 2010, 09:50:58 PM
Should be tomorrow.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad/ iSlate / iThingie? on: April 02, 2010, 09:27:18 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 02, 2010, 09:24:29 PM

I need to stop reading this thread, or hide my credit card  crybaby

No kidding. I had pretty much decided not to get one, but the hype is getting to me. I want to wait for 3g though.

The Netflix app just puts it over the top for me.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad/ iSlate / iThingie? on: April 02, 2010, 09:14:36 PM

Quote from: Brendan on April 02, 2010, 09:11:51 PM

I presume he's drooling because the ipad's acting as a TS client to a remote windows box - the hypothetical Courier device doesn't do that.

9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad/ iSlate / iThingie? on: April 02, 2010, 08:38:36 PM

10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Poll: What Internet browser do you use most? on: March 30, 2010, 02:42:25 AM
Chrome on all machines at this point. OS X and Win 7 at home and XP at work. They've worked the kinks out and it runs like a dream for me now.
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows Phone 7 Series on: February 20, 2010, 02:41:35 AM

12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows Phone 7 Series on: February 20, 2010, 02:37:30 AM

Quote from: Chaz on February 20, 2010, 02:22:18 AM

Apple forces me to use itunes to sync with my iphone.  Why is it worse when MS requires that you use their OS to interface with their mobile OS?  I think they're well within their rights to do that, and you're well within your rights to not buy it because of that.

What the hell? Of course they're within their rights. Can we not say what we would like? Hell, they make freakin' Office for OS X - I'd just like to be able to sync my Zune / potential Windows phone on my MacBook (within OS X, I'm not buying another license for Win 7 just for that).
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows Phone 7 Series on: February 20, 2010, 01:54:37 AM

Quote from: Biyobi on February 20, 2010, 01:34:12 AM

You already drank the punch once and bought an overpriced computer.  Drink it twice and buy an overpriced mp3 player. icon_razz

/iphone and ipod owner

Haha. I have 3 iPods laying around (older gens and a shuffle), but I like my Zune and I like the Zune software more than iTunes. Make it happen MS! Grrrr...
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows Phone 7 Series on: February 20, 2010, 01:19:52 AM

Quote from: gellar on February 19, 2010, 09:17:44 PM

Quote from: Ridah on February 19, 2010, 09:18:34 AM

Looks just like a Zune to me. 

That reminds me.  Note to MS - if you do not let this sync with OS X I will punch every MS employee I know in the balls.

I know many.  You have been warned.

And then punch them again for me. The Zune software not being available for OS X drives me fucking bonkers. So, so dumb.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone still use a safety razor? on: February 18, 2010, 05:09:44 AM
I've been using a DE for 4 - 5 years or so. No brush. No fancy creams or lathers. It's a huge money saver and just plain better than fucking Gillette (note: no hate towards McNutt and the power shavers if you really want to get into it; I just don't care that much). You can get the blades easily and it's like $2 for 10 of 'em.

Seriously, if you're using a Gillette Fusion / Mach 9 billion and spending I don't even know how much per cartridge, you're doing it wrong.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DJ Hero Impressions on: October 28, 2009, 02:04:57 AM
This is way, way, way better than I expected. Obviously you have to like electronic/hip-hop music to really get into it, but the game itself is pretty damn good and they worked a lot of shit into the controls. I'm still just getting started - loving it though.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DJ Hero Impressions on: October 27, 2009, 09:41:31 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 27, 2009, 07:43:17 PM

Birthday present for me, so I'll be waiting a week or so for it.



00ntz buddy..
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DJ Hero Impressions on: October 27, 2009, 07:20:24 PM
4 more hours. I need to find my helmet and glowsticks...
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: You just have to LOVE FOX news! on: September 20, 2009, 04:01:14 AM

Quote from: Ridah on September 20, 2009, 03:55:22 AM

People believe anything they see on the news? People believe what any corporation tells them?  icon_lol

20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: You just have to LOVE FOX news! on: September 20, 2009, 03:18:15 AM

Quote from: Laner on September 19, 2009, 07:37:37 PM

They're just as impartial as all the rest - in other words, not at all.

Quote from: The Grue on September 20, 2009, 12:49:42 AM

I'm not sure why people pick on Fox for their slant when something like CNN has its own slant.  The sad thing is that all of our new sources in the U.S. are tainted in some way by a particular agenda.

Shit like this needs to be called out because it is simply incorrect. FOX is a completely different animal. It is not a "slant".

Quote from: Ironrod on September 20, 2009, 02:33:09 AM

They are the right wing equivalent of the Daily Show, except they keep a straight face. FOX knows that news is, first and foremost, entertainment.

I think your premise is incorrect, but I'll just say: It's too bad their viewers don't get that...
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: movie - District Wars from Peter Jackson (District 9) on: August 16, 2009, 07:14:51 AM
Star Trek isn't even in the same league as District 9. Not even close. Damn, I loved this movie.
22  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Howard Dean hosting for Olbermann............ on: July 30, 2009, 12:17:25 AM

Quote from: Scuzz on July 29, 2009, 09:04:16 PM

But I believe he thinks he is impartial, or perhaps just that he has the right to balance the right-side wackos.

I'm certainly not in his head, but I don't think Olbermann would claim to be impartial. Maddow definitely would not (I've grown to really, really like her show). In fact, I think they would both laugh at the notion. And that's the difference between them and Fox news - they aren't operating under the guise of "fair and balanced".
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] The Hurt Locker on: June 28, 2009, 10:08:40 PM
Pete, it's going to be in Phoenix on 7/10. Hopefully wider shortly after that.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I need to buy a new car now on: June 10, 2009, 05:44:58 PM
Now is your chance to get that Prius!
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / meh on: May 10, 2009, 09:07:53 PM
I wanted to like it, I really did. And I dig JJ Abrams stuff so much.

But, blah. So blah. I don't get the overwhelming positive reviews at all.
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Every dispute should be settled with a drift race on: April 07, 2009, 01:31:07 AM
I hope Michael Bay directs FA5T AND FURIOU5 and it has a budget of 300 billion dollars. That would be awesome.
27  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama to Halve Deficit in 4 years? on: February 23, 2009, 01:33:59 PM

Quote from: Arkon on February 23, 2009, 09:36:10 AM

I love how raising taxes on those who make more than $250,000 is considered taxing the rich....


There are quite a few places in the United States that given the cost of living that is barely getting by.

There is no where in the US where 250k is barely getting by. The average salary in Manhattan isn't even close to that.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Coal forums? on: January 15, 2009, 01:11:08 AM
Yes, there are coal forums.

Maybe you can find tips or someone in your area there?
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Credit Question on: January 14, 2009, 05:18:36 AM

Quote from: Crux on January 14, 2009, 03:44:48 AM

Store credit cards are considered sub-par lines of credit in comparison with major credit cards when it comes to calculating your credit score.

Really? I would doubt that. Actually, I think it could probably be illegal for them to judge on the type of credit card. Mix of credit types is of course considered (mortgage vs. credit card vs. car loan, etc).

Do you have a link? I'm curious.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [English] Payed?? PAYED?!?! on: January 13, 2009, 07:41:10 PM

Quote from: Razgon on January 13, 2009, 07:16:12 AM

"Payed"? I mean, its not even a word once you spell it like that?

Payed is in fact a word, but it has a special context (nautical, having to do with letting out rope).

"rediculous" also drives me bonkers.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: January 09, 2009, 06:05:51 PM
I've had a couple problems with it and one annoying one (can't get to my mac from it), but other than that I think it is very, very good.

Wicked fast so far too.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / *wink* on: December 10, 2008, 06:36:00 AM
I am Mrs. Gellar.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / bricked on: November 20, 2008, 01:19:13 AM
Updated my 360. Froze up 8 times while navigating the new dash. Had to physically power it down each time.

Now, red rings.


Ugh, everything was perfectly fine with it before the update.
34  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The Housing Disaster - Who is to blame? on: November 19, 2008, 05:22:47 AM

Quote from: Crux on November 19, 2008, 04:17:21 AM

Uh. No.

I go to the bank and tell them I am a tennis coach. They take the highest amount a tennis coach can make (say $250k per year) and come back offering me a 1 million dollar loan. I know I don't make $250k a year, and that the monthly payment is WAY beyond my means. I know this because I have an ounce of common sense and can do complicated math like addition and subtraction. Thank god I don't have to do any multiplication or division though -that shit is hard.

Nobody made the guy spend the entirety of any loan amount he was prequalified for. He didn't have to buy a super expensive house. He chose to do so. He chose to buy beyond his means. Shit he didn't even need to take the bloody loan. He could have gone to another lender. He had choices. That he's pretending otherwise just shows he is either retarded, or knows how greedy he was and is refusing to take any blame.

Nobody forced the banks to offer no doc loans either. What was the motivation behind that? The greed you ascribe to the dude taking the loan also applies to the dude offering the loan without seeing a pay stub. It's a mess, it cuts both ways, and trying to place all the blame on one party is a waste of time. Everyone has a lot to learn from this.

Also, I've heard stories of some homeowners being offered a refinance to a lower rates, but as far as I know homeowners have not been bailed out of this mess. Yet.
35  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: September 15, 2008, 07:49:23 PM
I will be later sir!
36  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: September 15, 2008, 07:20:44 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 15, 2008, 07:04:03 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 15, 2008, 03:08:02 PM

I have a question - I grabbed the D2D version, and while it says you can start playing on the 15th, all I'm getting is an 'authentication failed' message when I try to log on. I used both the Open Beta and Preorder keys, and I have an active account according to Mythic's page.

Any ideas? Or is it just not 'turned on' yet today?

I'm seeing the same issue.


Same. All I get is 'authentication failed' when logging into the patcher.

It's making me angry and I'm going to take it out on gellar.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 3 cheers for minimalism on: September 02, 2008, 10:51:10 PM
I like it. Where's the mac version, bitches.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / FropFropFropFropFropFropFropFropFropFropFropFropFropFrop on: August 26, 2008, 12:44:22 AM
Completely f'ing awesome, JP. Seriously.
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you see a Olympic event if NBC isnt showing it? on: August 18, 2008, 03:10:07 AM

Yes, that's Beijing time. It was at 10:15 am Eastern.
40  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Yep, big business sure pays their fair share! on: August 13, 2008, 01:47:01 AM
This may be a lot of things, but I don't think you understand what fascism is. How are you making that connection?
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