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1401  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Turn if off or let it run? on: January 18, 2008, 08:17:28 PM
I believe that turning it on and off everyday will shorten it's life span faster than leaving it on. The little jolt of electricity the PC gets can do damage to it. I leave mine on 24/7 except when I am going away for several days.
1402  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Astro Empires - Web Based Space MOG on: January 18, 2008, 01:56:54 AM

1) Tals, what is your guild on Ceti?
2) Victoria Raverna, what is the info on the OO guild?
3) Is there a tech/research chart somewhere that shows, build this to get this?

I started on the Alpha and Ceti servers and it's a decent time waster. Ceti is past the trial time, alpha has a day or 2 left. Leaning towards subscribing to both servers, but not possitive yet...
1403  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stupid &^$&&% busted pipes! on: January 07, 2008, 11:27:51 PM
Just to show that you don't have it too bad, here's my broken pipe story....

We put our house on the market around June 06. Sometime around Oct 06, after lowering the price a bunch of times we found an interested buyer. Long story short, there were a bunch of delays and we weren't even close to closing until aroun Mid Jan 07. We were waiting for one or two final things only so we decided it was time to start moving. We ended up moving out by Feb. We left the heat on around 60-65. Around mid Feb we still hadn't closed on the house yet. I got a call from my realtor. Public Service had been over to check the meters and called them to say they heard running water. I rushed home and as I pull in, I can hear the water from the driveway. I open the side door and I have a nice waterfall coming down the stairs. I go into the 1st floor apartment and there is water everywhere and still coming through the ceiling. I go to the basement and there is about 5 feet of freezing water in there. 1st floor is totaled as is all the appliances in the basement and the 2nd floor kitchen (where the pipe broke) and the flooring on the 2nd floor.
The NEXT day I get a call from my attorney that everything is ready and we can close next week.......
They ended up buying the house anyway and we all dealt with the insurance and whatnot (what a nightmare).
They ended up with a much better house then they originally thought. I could have sold it for more after the repairs, but we just wanted to be done with it.....
1404  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone watch Psych on: January 07, 2008, 06:03:20 PM
Dead Zone is more serious, but it does have its fun moments...
1405  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Am I Less of a Man for Using Body Wash? on: January 07, 2008, 06:02:44 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 07, 2008, 05:06:40 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 07, 2008, 12:40:21 PM

Quote from: Canuck on January 07, 2008, 10:00:36 AM

do people still use bars of soap?  I thought that died out long ago.
I use some awesome smelling dove stuff.

Are you talking about that new Dove soap?  They have one, I forget what exactly is special about it, but it's freakin' awesome.  And that's not an adjective I would generally apply to soap.

I think it has those beads for cleaning the dead skin off or something. Whats that called?
1406  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi-Def War to end at CES 2008...? on: January 07, 2008, 06:01:35 PM
In order for DLC to work it would have to :

1) Have a way to redownload your movies whenever and wherever.
2) There would have to be uber net speeds for everyone.

I don't think DLC will work for a while yet. Most people aren't going to want to wait 20+ minutes to download a movie, not to mention the fact that you'd have to have a server that would be able to store the downloads in your house. Most people won't be able to do this.
1407  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Am I Less of a Man for Using Body Wash? on: January 07, 2008, 05:57:28 PM

Quote from: Farscry on January 06, 2008, 10:57:54 PM

Dude, I'd either want to have surgery to remove the damn sack, or just have someone shoot me and end it all. icon_eek

How about just using a pin to pop it?

Oh and I use Brillo.....
1408  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone watch Psych on: January 04, 2008, 09:49:31 PM
Yep. We love that show and the two characters/actors go great together.

I'd like to see a Monk/Psych/Dead Zone crossover, not just a commercial of one.
1409  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone seen a pic of the new Incredible Hulk? on: January 01, 2008, 06:25:09 PM

Quote from: Albion on December 27, 2007, 11:33:33 PM

No new Hulk pics but a couple Norton pics from the Hulk.......

1) That looks similiar to the machine from the TV show.
2) Does anyone know if this a part 2 or a new start?
1410  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most graphically demanding game to max out on new computer? on: December 27, 2007, 03:29:11 AM
Try Flight Sim X and turn EVERYTHING up. While not as graphically pretty as Crysis, it will kill all PC's out I believe.....
1411  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Duke Nukem Forever Tomorrow!!! on: December 19, 2007, 05:08:37 AM
Wow, you guys are gullible..(sp) Tongue

Just because there is a teaser trailer, doesn't mean it's any closer to release... Didn't we go down this path already and it turned out to be a dead end? Until I hear from at least 51% of the GT population that they have it, installed it, and finished it, I won't believe it's really out....
1412  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What would you do with your Holodeck? on: December 07, 2007, 12:00:04 AM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on December 05, 2007, 08:14:59 PM

Finally, I think LARP would become sufficiently non-ridiculous to try.  Lightening bolt!  Lightening bolt!

I know the lightning bolt guy!! He's a good guy..I play paintball with him a lot.

Quote from: Mr. Fed on December 05, 2007, 08:14:59 PM

Wife:  Really?  Ok.  Let's go.  Right now.
At this point you know you're safe because you are stuck in a holodeck loop. No real wife would say that.. slywink
1413  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Going to Japan! What to do and who to meet? on: December 06, 2007, 08:36:54 PM
Try to visit the village hidden in the leaves, but it's hidden so your mileage may vary....
1414  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick question for those who have returned defective Rock Band guitars on: December 06, 2007, 04:13:22 AM
Just went to get my status tonight and the RMA is now listed as canceled...WTF? Now I'm starting to get pissed. Also, yesterday the drum sticks broke and they weren't even being used that hard......
1415  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick question for those who have returned defective Rock Band guitars on: December 04, 2007, 05:59:50 PM
I just processed an express RMA for the guitar last night and should have my box in about 2 days.....I'll let you know.
1416  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is TiVo worth it? on: November 29, 2007, 03:26:17 AM
We've had a Tivo for years and was recently going to cancel the one with the monthly subscription, but they agreed to let me do a lifetime one (They stopped offering these and I never realized it. This was the only bad thing about it.) and I signed up for it.

I also ended up building a Tivo like PC with a total of 4 Tuners in it. This works pretty well, but for some reason the signal doesn't come in as well as the Tivo.
1417  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need a favor from SOMEONE here (regarding Call of Duty 4 PC) on: November 29, 2007, 03:17:39 AM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on November 28, 2007, 11:51:00 PM

Darkstar is a girl?  Well, that explains it!

Lies... Everyone knows that girls don't play video games..... slywink
1418  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - What is your band name? on: November 25, 2007, 07:52:18 PM
My's son's band is Sex on the Beach
1419  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - Released! Available! Buy now! on: November 20, 2007, 01:09:10 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 20, 2007, 06:29:36 AM

Great. My store was on the list. No chance it'll still be there tomorrow at opening.  mad

Don't be so sure. The one I was at had at least 60 people in it and it looked like they would have some extras...especially if you get the PS3 version....
1420  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - Released! Available! Buy now! on: November 20, 2007, 05:44:56 AM
1) I just picked ours up.
2) The store I picked it up at was on the list, but then off the list towards the evening, but we called and they confirmed they were still on.
3) I believe that the bundles come with a powered USB hub already.
1421  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - Released! Available! Buy now! on: November 20, 2007, 12:06:13 AM
He has the wireless PS2 GH3.
We are buying the PS3 Rock Band bundle.
Will the wireless PS2 guitar work with the PS3 rock band?
1422  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need a favor from SOMEONE here (regarding Call of Duty 4 PC) on: November 19, 2007, 11:47:52 PM
I was just busting his chops, that's all. I failed it twice myself. IIRC there is a timed mission near the end game as well though.
1423  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need a favor from SOMEONE here (regarding Call of Duty 4 PC) on: November 19, 2007, 10:43:57 PM
Not to be too mean, but if you can't even pass the tutorial, what hope do you have of the rest of the game saywhat
1424  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - Released! Available! Buy now! on: November 19, 2007, 10:41:43 PM

Quote from: Chaz on November 19, 2007, 10:01:37 PM

Just make sure that you get the bundle on the PS3.  GH guitars won't work on the PS3 version. 

Any idea why this is or if there is an update planned? My son just got GH3 for the PS2 and he was thought he could use the guitar for Rock Band, which he and his friend are trying to convince the wife and I to take them to get tonight at midnight.....
1425  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! on: November 19, 2007, 09:20:17 PM

Quote from: Chaz on November 19, 2007, 06:52:54 PM

Buying a PS3 will make it significantly harder to play Mass Effect.

But if he beats it on the PS3, he will be that much more Uber....
1426  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who here is familiar with Stargate SG-1? on: November 16, 2007, 03:58:15 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on November 16, 2007, 02:00:05 AM

I love Atlantis but i gotta say it..My god give us more Shepard and less Macay! Cripes.
I like Macay! I think he's funny, plus he's starting to get all gung ho now.

Also, a few months back Deepdiscount had the SG1 series as a B1G1 and I bought the whole series through Season 9 (plus some other stuff. I just started Season 6 and I watch it on and off while playing on the gaming pc.
1427  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 14, 2007, 09:54:49 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 14, 2007, 07:54:14 PM

I really haven't noticed the frame rate stuttering, but then again I've been having fun and not nit picking.

360 or PS3?
1428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [HEROES] - Season Two. Anyone IN? [spoilers inevitable] on: November 09, 2007, 12:28:42 AM
Spoiler for Hiden:
Wasn't the one who tried to kill Peter's mom invisible or something? So how could it be Adam/Kensi? I could see how he could get up after dropping Sulu off the building, but how did he get into lockup and out with just healing powers?
1429  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 07, 2007, 08:04:33 PM
Does anyone know if this is a Windows Live compatible game or is the PC version gonna have to do MP separately?
1430  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sedation Dentistry on: November 06, 2007, 08:33:54 PM
If I had the choice, I'd go with general anesthetic every time. Partly because my mouth is sensitive and mostly because I am bored as hell and it drives me mad.....
Most dentists won't do general for basic stuff and the last time I had a tooth pulled and went under, the general cost around $500. Insurance doesn't cover it at all.
1431  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: *Sigh* CCNA....again....and again....and again on: November 06, 2007, 08:31:02 PM

Quote from: jersoc on November 06, 2007, 07:12:48 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 06, 2007, 06:20:00 PM

Quote from: faide on November 06, 2007, 04:55:10 PM

It took me 4 tries myself so hopefully the 4th try is the charm for you as well.  The good news is that if you plan to keep going up the Cisco ladder the tests seem to get easier after the CCNA.  I've started working on my CCVP and have passed 2 of the tests already on the first try.  I think the CCNA is so hard because the test itself is so broad, it covers a lot.  The mid-level tests go deeper but are more focused on 1 subject at least.

Good luck man!

Sadly, 4th time wasn't a charm for me.  I gave up all of this time, pushed off all of my work, and studied for 6 days straight and netted myself exactly 1 point more than I did last time.  I don't know what to do at this point...

That sucks. Is it really just this insanely hard? Now I'm worried about come summer, hehe. Do they allow you use of notes or anything or is it all just hard core memory knowlege?
My understanding is that the Cisco tests are the only ones that actually mean something in the real world. A+, MCP, MCSE's, don't really mean much. I've worked with people that had those and some of them I would trust to plug my PC in....
1432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: hands on impressions of Naruto? on: November 02, 2007, 01:11:27 AM

Quote from: Misguided on November 01, 2007, 09:59:07 PM

Curious that the designers felt it was important to practice the motions repeatedly,
but not the use of the meter.

Yea I didn't get that either. The first few times I did a jutsu I didn't even realize about the meter. I finally get the stick combos down and then I have to get the meter timing down as well.... Then you have to do another button combo/timing thing to actually execute the jutsu, but at least there they let you decide what buttons to push.
1433  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Name a new/upcoming game people should know about on: October 31, 2007, 05:01:18 PM
Naruto!!! I've had this on pre-order for a while since I am a big Naruto fan. I was supposed to be on vacation this week in fact. Then work called and I had to go in today to do some emergency work at a store, so I won't be able to get it until later today, but I told them I'm not working past 5PM.......

I hope they still have the wrist bands left.

Does anyone know if SOF is gonna have the same "gore" engine? that's really the only reason I bought the first ones...
1434  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: vista-programs not showing up in start menu on: October 31, 2007, 01:47:30 PM

Quote from: Destructor on October 30, 2007, 11:02:43 PM

Go hit the Games tab that's on the right side when you click the Start button. Some things (depending on random Acts of Gord apparently) show up there. Other games will appear when you click the All Programs button when you click on Start.

This helped me figure out my problem. I have my start menu set to classic mode. The games tab doesn't show up in classic mode, so my games weren't showing up either.

1435  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: vista-programs not showing up in start menu on: October 30, 2007, 10:49:36 PM
Nope, I already have that off and this is for newly installed games as well. I even tried turning off UAC and same thing happened when I installed hellgate.
1436  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / vista-programs not showing up in start menu on: October 30, 2007, 06:00:56 PM
A lot of my programs don't seem to want to show up in the Vista start menu. No links to run or to uninstall or readme....

Anyone else have this issue?

I suspect it may be a UAC issue, but if I remember correctly, if you turn of UAC you lose all access to a temp folder or something. I know Acrobat reader 8 had this issue where if UAC was turned off it wouldn't install properly because it writes to a temp folder.

I really don't like UAC, but don't want to add to my problems.
1437  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crysis SP Demo on: October 28, 2007, 11:30:17 PM
Does anyone know the real recommended specs for playing at high rez/full details?
I have been experiencing some slowdowns with this...

My specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo 6400 -2.13GHz
3GB Ram
Ageia Physx card (does it even use this?)
Windows Vista 32 bit.

1438  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: post apoc MMO..its free too on: September 20, 2007, 04:27:00 PM
Well in the few games I have that work with it, it does make a difference and makes them look better.

as for running hot, I really wouldn't know as I don't have a temp gauge on it or anything. My PC is on 24/7 though and i haven't seen any problems..
1439  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: post apoc MMO..its free too on: September 20, 2007, 01:01:44 AM
1) It's free so I can't complain.
2) I havea PhysX card and could use another game that uses it.
3) I kind of like the idea of a game being annouced right before it's released. I also kinda wish that ALL games were like this as it would help to lessen my anxiety while waiting for the new games....
1440  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamestop Halo 3 Pre-Orders are through the roof on: September 16, 2007, 10:50:58 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on September 13, 2007, 10:52:10 PM

I use preorders as a means to reward polite and competent employees. They get rewarded for those numbers so I dole it out to people who treat me well.

Is this true that the employee who rings up the order gets a reward or something? If so, I'll have to be more choosy about who I pre-order through...
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