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14961  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [tv] HEROES - Man, have I changed my tune... on: November 14, 2006, 02:13:23 PM
GET A SPOILER TAG on the topic so we don't need to do this with buttons.

Mohinders powers ....
Spoiler for Hiden:
I think Mohinders parents have TWO gifted children.

I think Mohinder's "inner child" is kind of like Soul Reaver ... he passes through the spirit world to retrieve what he "needs". Just like the artist, his powers aren't physical; they've got intellectual / pre-cognative powers that surpass the boundaries of conventional thinking.
14962  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best New TV Show? on: November 14, 2006, 01:40:54 PM

Quote from: GGMark on November 14, 2006, 09:30:54 AM

Heroes is my vote.

+1 Shouldn't this be a poll?
14963  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie Recommendation : Flushed Away. on: November 14, 2006, 01:30:14 PM

Quote from: Qbe on November 10, 2006, 05:17:52 PM

It wasn't trying to be anything deep or meaningful, just fun, and it succeeded.
More than Cars did.  Much more.

+1
14964  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got a 360...now i need 1 game recommendation!! on: November 12, 2006, 04:45:13 AM
Get oblivion if you don't play it on PC.

it isn't at ALL like a JRPG.
14965  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Recommendation : Flushed Away. on: November 10, 2006, 02:57:31 PM
It has Jean Reno. Nuff said.  nod
14966  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Buying a set of these; on: November 10, 2006, 04:21:43 AM

Quote from: Tebunker on November 10, 2006, 03:22:35 AM

Bocce Ball is soooo much more fun, especially when all your Uncles are big old Italians!

...spooonman! Feel the rhythm in your hand...  </soundgarden>

Sorry, couldn't resist. That "when all your Uncles are big old Italians!" was misread as "all my friends are Indians!"
14967  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Anyone have Windows Media Center 2005? on: November 10, 2006, 04:17:29 AM
That is from WITHIN the media center software.

Windows XP MCE 2005 = Windows XP Pro SP2 + MCE toys (which work with XBOX/360 media center extenders etc).
14968  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] Daddy horny, Michael. on: November 09, 2006, 08:51:43 PM

Quote from: Semaj on November 09, 2006, 08:10:07 PM

Yes Attitude helps, as does alcohol, but what I said was the model gets women coming up to him hitting on him and trying to dirty things before personality has a chance to play a role.

James, 80% of communication requires no speaking. Body language has everything to do with showing confidence.
For instance, in a crowded bar with loud music and you're talking with a girl and you're both having a hard time hearing each other do you :

A) Ignore her.
B) move in close so you can talk with her.
C) talk a little louder and expect her to lean into you?

The right answer is C. Make her come to you; leaning in to her shows insecurity.
It's so simple, but damn it works. Women don't want a guy who struts like a peacock, but they want someone who holds themselves as valuable; they don't want to waste time on someone who doesn't respect themselves. This doesn't happen on a conscious level all the time, but I can think of situations where it does.

My sister, for instance, was at a decision point with her fiancee. He showed weakness (begged her to stay) and it clinched it. She thought of herself as more valuable, and therefore didn't want to get tied down to someone who wasn't. She's wrong; the guy was great to her and put up with more than I personally would in a relationship (this isn't a knock against her in any way; we all have thresholds though).

The scorpion stings the frog* due to nature, not to will. You have to realize and appeal to their nature. We follow our nature too; to try to appeal to their will based on what YOU perceive to be attractive is a falsehood, and you'd be poisoned like the frog. The very nature for rules of attraction are that they are different from male to female, and no amount of discussion will change that.

*[ref: frog carrying scorpion over river with assurances that the scorpion would not sting him as he would drown as well]

Now think about your model friend... does his posture and composure imply weakness, or has he been training to appeal (to women no less)? Good looking, even GREAT-looking guys aren't necessarily models, so this also explains the gap between both sides of this particular tangent on the "-LE- is stuck in horny-town with fugly hizz-ohs" thread.
14969  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The f-word on: November 09, 2006, 12:10:43 PM
heh smile np.
14970  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The f-word on: November 08, 2006, 05:50:15 PM
Yeah. I don't swear as much; I only swore while I was married. Now that I have a 3 year old and a 2 year old, I tend not to swear. (there are rare occasions as ATB can attest). I sometimes swear playing video games though. biggrin

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14971  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Feeling sick - Need your help please. on: November 08, 2006, 05:15:50 PM
I hear chainsawing the Devils ass also works wonders in the cold-relief field.
14972  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 07, 2006, 05:46:39 PM

Quote from: Xmann on November 07, 2006, 05:39:49 PM

i would just like one myself and not have to pay 3x's what they are worth.

Then you're waiting until the price drops below 200USD ? Tongue heh... just a shot at Sony's "competitive" pricing.  icon_biggrin
14973  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EA "predicts" PS3 shortages for North America on: November 07, 2006, 05:42:45 PM
"EA predicts PS3 shortages for North America" followed by "Purge predicts EA's games will suck on the same scale".  icon_biggrin
14974  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Faith Hill sore loser @ CMA ... on: November 07, 2006, 05:37:15 PM
or is she?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYaD7pCXFog
14975  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DVD Tuesday - 11/07/06 on: November 07, 2006, 05:27:29 PM
What do they have on the 20th anniversary Transformers movie?

I'm thinkin' about that and Cars.
14976  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 07, 2006, 03:59:26 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 07, 2006, 03:14:49 PM

While true, let's not forget that we are on a gaming messageboard so everything should be filtered through that.  Nothing we discuss here (outside of things brought up in Off Topic) deals with "social inequalities, or the litany of problems we face in the world today".  When people complain about PS3 preorders, bugs in games, performance problems, EA sucking, etc- it's all in the context of a leisure activity and the argument that we aren't talking about curing world hunger always applies.  But then there would be no discussion. 

Although your point on context holds true, just because the context is game related doesn't somehow infer that the topic is critical to us as carbon-based life forms, or that it is a NEED in any way.

The tone and attitude towards "opportunists" is really strange. I mean, last year I had stood up for Hetz when he won a 360 and auctioned off a second one (and a third IIRC), and now he's in here criticizing me for looking to offload a PS3 on the open market. Am I MS fanboi ? No; they have a quality product that I enjoy. Am I a Sony hater? Let's look at my HDTV to realize this isn't the case.
14977  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 07, 2006, 03:52:39 PM

Quote from: Hetz on November 07, 2006, 02:28:12 PM

Quote
I intend on ebaying a PS3 (if I can get my hands on one). As JBlank pointed out, this is Sony's fault for not having enough supply to meet demand. In fact, they WANT the publicity. They WANT to be the hot ticket item; having a market in a frenzy is an easy way to hide the flaws and failures of your product.

The same could be said about the Xbox 360 last year. They had massive shortages and lots of people thought that they wanted that to create a huge buzz. You helped people get a 360, without Ebaying it....why are you treating Sony differently?

I would help out people here if they wanted it; this time around I'm looking to pay child custody court costs.
Call me selfish. I mean hey, you ebayed what, 2 of the 360's last year?
Just because I help people out doesn't mean I'm committed to a life of servitude.

The only difference between the Sony release this year and last year's MS release is that I actually wanted the 360 for myself.
I do want a PS3; I can wait for a price drop and be able to fight a little longer in court for my son. DAMN that makes me a bad person.
14978  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Launch Thread on: November 07, 2006, 02:22:22 PM
I was the one who started that thread about getting GT'ers a 360. I helped 4 people total in getting them during the shortage, and didn't charge them any extra. I'm all for helping out.

I intend on ebaying a PS3 (if I can get my hands on one). As JBlank pointed out, this is Sony's fault for not having enough supply to meet demand. In fact, they WANT the publicity. They WANT to be the hot ticket item; having a market in a frenzy is an easy way to hide the flaws and failures of your product.

Rabid foaming soccer-mommies and their kids are going to want that status symbol. They want their tickle-me-elmo dammit; or their kids will have a horrible holiday.
14979  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Microsoft to show/sell TV shows/movies to Live on: November 07, 2006, 03:37:11 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 07, 2006, 03:20:03 AM

Here is my question - can I get the UFC in HD over the 360?  They suggest so.  That brings the next question - why can't I get it in HD from my cable company!  Bastards....

You can get it right here, bud.
14980  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 Legendary Pre-order on: November 07, 2006, 01:09:09 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 05, 2006, 01:25:16 AM

Yea....that thing looks like it fits on your head.  Its a -5 to CHA Master Chief Helm of Money-Sinkage.

Uhm, so that means you're getting one then, mister DnD reference?  Tongue

I'd buy that small-scale helmet as long as it came with a little head.  icon_twisted

Spoiler for Hiden:
From Cortana's voice actress, mind you. NOT the master chief Tongue
14981  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: OK Gear-Heads... Fall In! [Gears of War] on: November 07, 2006, 01:05:32 AM

Quote from: mikeg on November 06, 2006, 10:55:28 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on November 06, 2006, 07:21:22 PM

Quote from: mikeg on November 06, 2006, 05:54:31 PM

Will play anything, but would love to do the whole coop thing.

This statement makes me a bit queasy.  saywhat

Sorry 'bout that.  Maybe I should have chosen my words more carefully.  I would love to play through the single player side-by-side with another online player.  How's that?

Just so long as you don't say "Go ahead; I'll take up the rear" I'm good with it.  nod
14982  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sigh. I lost another pet today... on: November 07, 2006, 01:03:47 AM
He snuck in back in 2002, IIRC.  icon_biggrin
For the past 4 years he's had a better time in your house than he would have had he not found you and your wife.
I'm sure he's cleared the pearly gates and is currently snuck into a cloud-condo right now ninja... Smile when you think of him. tear

icon_idea Fear-rats are the dry otter; they have better jokes and speak with british accents. 

14983  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Addiction in Surround Sound on: November 06, 2006, 08:03:36 PM
Now put a 2407WFP Dell in the middle, and a couple of 1907FP's on each side..  eek
14984  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: stressed on: November 06, 2006, 06:49:06 PM
I try not to play games that involve killing my mother. (including hopscotch... I mean, breaking her back is matricide as far as I'm concerned  saywhat)
14985  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EMERGENCE DAY! on: November 06, 2006, 05:57:48 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 06, 2006, 03:15:42 PM

Isn't it Ellen Pompeo?

oh yeah.....

IN!!!!!

DON'Tdo this again.
It hurtseverything it touches.

Now, where's the blink tag?  icon_twisted
14986  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/06) on: November 06, 2006, 05:38:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 06, 2006, 04:37:54 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on November 06, 2006, 04:27:47 PM

it would end up being a choice between viva pinata and rainbow 6.. we all know how that decision is going to end up!

plus, in Viva Pinata, I wouldn't be able to drop a grenade down your pants!

I, for one, will not be playing Vegas with CK here. I don't mind the teamkiling; the fact that he's so comfortable putting his hands into currently occupied team members pants has me worried. Tongue
14987  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/06) on: November 06, 2006, 03:47:09 PM
Gears of War - Day1 purchase
Contra (Live Arcade) - demo first.
Tony Hawk's Project 8 - Rental Queue
Call of Duty 3 - Rental Queue

14988  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: OK Gear-Heads... Fall In! on: November 06, 2006, 03:45:00 PM
IN

Purge=Purge
14989  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX 360 Problem on: November 06, 2006, 03:38:22 PM

Quote from: stiffler on November 05, 2006, 12:38:28 AM

That's the same thing that happened to mine a couple weeks ago.  No idea why it happened since I don't even play it very much.  I hadn't played it for a week or more when the exact same problems started happening.  It would just lock up, give weird artifacts at bootup, and then hang a few moments later.  Then I'd get the red rings.  I could usually boot up for a minute or two but not long enough to do anything.  Back to the store with it.  Now I am waiting for MS to refund my points so I can repurchase (and play offline) my Live Arcade games.

You don't need the points refunded; your gamertag is what has it unlocked. You redownload the game and when you access it with your account it will be unlocked.
14990  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I can't believe I just bought a faceplate for the 360 on: November 05, 2006, 12:29:11 AM
I bought the silver one for 6 bux (not the fancy chrome one) ... it matches my Sony TV and stand. Tongue
14991  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gow on sale on: November 05, 2006, 12:27:29 AM
Future Shop is giving away The Outfit in Canada with every GoW sale on Nov.9th.

Some places (walmart, TRU and BestBuy) are selling it for 59.99 instead of 69.99 (CAD) for Nov 9.
14992  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] Daddy horny, Michael. on: November 05, 2006, 12:24:08 AM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 03, 2006, 11:32:02 PM

psycholoanalysis

heh. You said "psycho" "anal" and "sis" in the same word! saywhat I think we've got a Freud in need here.  Tongue
14993  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] Daddy horny, Michael. on: November 05, 2006, 12:08:17 AM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 03, 2006, 05:12:27 PM

Quote from: Purge on November 03, 2006, 12:08:21 PM

As to the hinge thing, sure why not? Apparently NW is rife with hot males. If it floats your boat, you could always turn to your own kind. You ARE satisfying sex; just not sexual intimacy (which is a 4th level requirement according to a psychotherapists pyramid scheme).
Gay doesn't float my boat.  I've never actually tried, but the thought experiment I just did made my testicles shrivel.  So, unfortunately, I think that's out.  Which is a shame, 'cause Northwestern has quite the vibrant, active gay community.

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on November 03, 2006, 12:50:08 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 03, 2006, 06:23:52 AM

Because fucking a 4 or 5 pretty much confirms you're a pathetic piece of shit.  I'd like to retain at least some suspension of disbelief.

There is nothing worse in this world than an ugly girl flirting with you.  It honestly makes me feel sick to my stomach.

Confirms it to whom?  I got news for you LE, you're already a pathetic piece of shit.  Maybe you should go get laid.
Man, you and Gator should totally take a reading comprehension class together.

Yeah, I'm thinking they missed the bold.  icon_lol
14994  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: For Sale: Sony PSP with games and accessories on: November 03, 2006, 03:51:39 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 02, 2006, 07:24:55 PM

Both you and JBlank both worked for me.  What does that say about you?!   icon_wink

That I worked for someone who is a poor judge of character? slywink

14995  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: First time building a new rig... help me! help me! on: November 03, 2006, 03:49:43 PM
I'd suggest double-checking the manual... those buggers are sometimes in the wierdest places. to be sure, check your BIOS setup for the monitoring info (it should have current temp/voltage/fan speeds). There should be CPU fan speed, sometimes a PowerSupply one, and at least 1 if not 2 or 3 Chassis fan speed ratings. If any of them are ----- (blanked out) then there IS a connection on the board that you haven't found.  nod

Otherwise, just use the 4 pin powersupply adapter that it comes with. Drawing from the mainboard means that if you use a mainboard monitor software pack (generally comes on your driver disk) then you have more info. IIRC, in some cases it can control the fan speeds too. (board specific)
14996  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Vista to kill 3D sound and EAX on: November 03, 2006, 12:12:25 PM

Quote from: Calvin on November 03, 2006, 09:13:14 AM

Quote from: Kobra on November 02, 2006, 11:37:09 PM

I think people seriously underrate AC97 and other onboard sound.  Most developers I have worked for, all developed on machines using AC97 sound as a rule.  Certainly Stardock did, most all of their boxes were Dells with onboard AC97.  Like I said, purging creative from my life ended many a headache about compatibility and crashing.

How do you know what kind of onboard sound you use?

What mainboard do you have?
14997  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] Daddy horny, Michael. on: November 03, 2006, 12:08:21 PM
LE, I understand the standards thing. I mean, it's really hard to get into it when she's that ugly.
Try beer googles. Seriously, if you can't find someone in the paths you have been taking, why not branch out? Do you ever go bowling, or swimming, or take a class off-campus (say martial arts or even ballroom dancing). Change your social circle. Try smiling more to people on the bus. You may find someone has a hot sister that you can plant while she's waiting for you to come down and meet her parents.

Perhaps you're not going to find a 9 hanging out with your friends discussing ugly girls. As to the hinge thing, sure why not? Apparently NW is rife with hot males. If it floats your boat, you could always turn to your own kind. You ARE satisfying sex; just not sexual intimacy (which is a 4th level requirement according to a psychotherapists pyramid scheme).
14998  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [blog] Daddy horny, Michael. on: November 03, 2006, 03:11:16 AM
I hear you (well, read), and I agree with it. It is much like the movie 40 days.

Mind you, in my experience, I would have to say I *am* an addict. Tongue

See if the hinges work the other way on your "door".  icon_wink
14999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / F.U.R. - Need For Speed : Carbon [360] on: November 02, 2006, 10:29:00 PM
Notes:
- This poll is platform specific to [360]; other versions have major differences (such as different development studios;generation gaps).
- If you rated a game 1-4, please indicate the number and give explanation below.
- Check out the Forum User Review guidelines.
- Change your vote if your opinion changes!

Links:
- Need For Speed Carbon (360) GT site info.
- Need for Speed Carbon Impressions? (360) thread.
15000  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Vista to kill 3D sound and EAX on: November 02, 2006, 07:39:00 PM

Quote from: Turtle on November 02, 2006, 07:27:37 PM

A3D was Aureal's death, they never made it an open format like Creative did and thus they missed many an opportunity.

Seems to me that since many of these sound features are pretty common nowadays, the need for custom APIs for sound is greatly dimished.

Actually, financial ruin came from internal stealing and lawsuits from Creative designed to crush the competition. If anyone should be up for anti-competitive behaviour, it's Creative (who, ironically, is NOT).

The HRTF's that Aureal put out were actually believable.
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