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15441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SC:DA is good fun so far! on: October 18, 2006, 06:10:59 PM
and what platform is the load times long? 360/ps2/xbox/pc ?
15442  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Miss me?.....need hardware help on: October 18, 2006, 06:05:34 PM

Quote from: noun on October 18, 2006, 04:53:40 PM

First of all,

Congrats on hunting up incriminating links, noun! You've got almost as many links as you have contributions to the site. Well done.  disgust

 saywhat The last three are AWFUL. I mean, what kind of wasteful spending is 26 dollars on what, 8 games? F.E.A.R. in July ... hrm, bet THAT was full price, eh? He's addicted to pop and video games. Crucify the selfish bastard for asking for hardware help.  If you guys are going to take digs at Daehawk, don't do it in public, it really isn't making you look any better.


I'm glad your vitrol reponses are at a minimum on GT. I like my GT'ers as they are.

* Purge shoo's away the pack of fetid-smelling vultures

Go hang out in the IGN forums.  icon_twisted
15443  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CSS Help on: October 18, 2006, 02:44:52 PM
I've not touched CSS and HTML in quite some time (~2 years, worked on some internal sites at work). I hated WYSIWG editors for the most part, except for table-building as all the <tr><td> stuff is tedious.

I love CSS though; it's so much better than ye olde method.
15444  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SC:DA is good fun so far! on: October 18, 2006, 02:08:12 PM
I'm sure the Scottish Community Drama Association is off da hook.
15445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So, why was Xbox Live down yesterday? on: October 18, 2006, 02:05:05 PM
Maintenance. Likely also putting in upgrades for future releases. Heck, they may even be implementing a browser. biggrin
15446  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Miss me?.....need hardware help on: October 18, 2006, 03:23:25 AM
I'm not here piling up hate or judging you. I feel your pain, but sympathy is a condescending emotion. Empathy is much better; some understanding and support is much more valuable than "poor you" mentality or "fuck you" closed-mindedness.

Honestly, I can't believe that people who contribute 15 posts to this forum have the gonads to blast someone they "know" from GG's past who stands at over 2800 posts on GT. I'm not saying you're _not_ welcome here, but you really aren't on even footing with the GT'ers who actually contribute to this community on a daily or even weekly basis. It truly boggles.

As to keeping his hardware up-to-date, a Ti4200 is less than 3 trips to McDonalds, last I checked. I figure that if you can't entertain your mind, then you're sunk. I second the library thing; find a genre you enjoy. The paypal thing, you got your pee-pee whacked for it, and now you know. If I had any hardware that could help, I'd gladly ship it free of charge. PM me with your system specs, I'll see if I can help.

Kidney stones: I had a couple back when I was 24 (6 years ago). They were smaller than a tooth filling. I thought I was going to fucking die. It's a whole new world of pain with that, and I had it easy.

As to what you CAN do Daehawk: I would suggest trying out an ebay pawnshop. You have computer skills, and using shipping you should be set to be able to accomodate your schedule.
There are a ton of old people who want to sell off stuff, and this would be a way for you to do that for them. You take a percentage, and you're set.

You could also try getting into medical transcription, where you can type on your own and still be able to work using the resources you have available.

You could even hit up tech documents online and get some computer education behind you. Take a study-at-home course; go learn about MS products and test yourself on trancender tests and go challenge a few certs. Do something that works as an "on-your-own" thing. You need to push yourself in the right direction, and that direction is knowledge in a feasible field. As far as medical concerns go, if you get yourself a job with benefits, then the risks you take now are justified. If you can get the state to help with education, you're on the right path.
15447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is a good, inexpensive, wi-fi adapter I can use with the 360? on: October 17, 2006, 10:25:51 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on October 17, 2006, 03:19:58 AM

In case anyone is wondering it looks like you can use any USB wifi adapter as long as it can directly plug into the system. The one connected to my wife's computer is too wide, so I am going to check out some of the models at Bestbuy or CircuitCity and see what I can find.

WRONG. Not all of them work. I had two that didn't work, including an MS one.
15448  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Chromehounds worth $30? on: October 17, 2006, 10:09:38 PM
You know what? It IS a great game.

The single player game's biggest fault is that it is uninteresting. Like reading a medical journal about nasal hair or something.
Mechassault2's SP campaign was WORSE than Chromehounds, IMHO.

If you like Robotech-like detail in a mech game, there is NOTHING better than Chromehounds on anything Xbox. Also, FFXI is VERY dependant on you linkshell (guild) and you and LP wouldn't always be playing at the same time so you'd end up with the "catch-up" syndrome. Mikagami and I played like that for about a year. Not fun.

I'd be willing to sell my chromehounds if you wanted to get it (i've completed the SP portion; I don't want to get sucked into MP again). Send me a PM.
15449  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 N00bz Journal on: October 17, 2006, 09:51:11 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 17, 2006, 02:38:46 PM

I plugged the component cables into the tv, then fed them down to my new 360.  I switched the selector to HDTV and hooked in my optical cable.  This leads to my first complaint. 

This part confuses me:  I thought component and optical were 2 seperated deals.  Can you use both at the same time or is it redundant to do it like that?  Which one works better?

they are, but the 360 will send an SD signal down the component cables until you flick the switch. Two good reasons I can think of:

1) In case you have an EDTV, as component cables offer a clearer signal over composite and s-video
2) If you were sending a 720p or 1080i signal to a set that doesn't support it, you'd have to switch cables to be able to change it to the other HD method.
15450  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Chromehounds brand new (sealed) for trade on: October 17, 2006, 09:42:28 PM
No, you CAN plug in another adapter. They won't be recognized by the 360 though.

I got mine used from ebay. Paid ~50bux US.

Never had a problem with it; it has better range than my PC's wireless nic.
15451  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lasik surgery tomorrow on: October 17, 2006, 09:29:50 PM


My left eye was replaced with a soft-boiled egg.
My right eyesight is all upside down. My couch is now turned over on stilts.
I can't drink anything while watching TV, it gets all my tacos soggy on the floor.
Oh, and after two weeks the egg went REALLY bad. I was crying green goop.
I cut the handle off a tablespoon and made an eyepatch.

I hates them, my precious. I hates them foreverz!
15452  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Is there anyone playing Chromehounds online? on: October 17, 2006, 09:07:15 PM
I'm still waiting for Arkon to get back so I can join the goonsquad.
15453  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FFXI: Voice support? on: October 15, 2006, 02:19:37 AM
not in-game. You can still have private chat sessions via the mini-console while playing, but you can't start yelling "WHM24 LFG!! PLZ WHISPER; I HAVE CHOCOBO!" in Quifim.

 Well, I suppose you COULD, but it would just piss off your neighbors. disgust
15454  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pssst: I've got a secret. on: October 14, 2006, 01:55:36 PM
Yeah. At least he can show gratefulness for help offered.  disgust
15455  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The most bizzare game you have ever player is... on: October 14, 2006, 02:31:16 AM
Sam and Max. I mean, really. A talking DOG and BUNNY?  icon_wink
SMB2 ... the abundance of enemy-dispatching turnips is bizzare.
15456  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pssst: I've got a secret. on: October 14, 2006, 02:27:02 AM
... or give me credit.  icon_twisted
15457  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pssst: I've got a secret. on: October 13, 2006, 06:45:10 PM
Those photo's can't prove a thing... that coulda been ANYONE'S ass!  nod
15458  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: WoW Burning Crusade Beta Key Contest on: October 13, 2006, 06:43:23 PM
Naw. MS Paint. biggrin

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15459  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pssst: I've got a secret. on: October 13, 2006, 06:27:09 PM
I was helping ATB wire his TV room for the new 360 coming in a few weeks.
It was all remote; I'm nowhere near there. biggrin
15460  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pssst: I've got a secret. on: October 13, 2006, 04:02:03 PM
 thumbsup jk.. thanks man!  thumbsup
15461  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pssst: I've got a secret. on: October 13, 2006, 03:59:36 PM
I don't care how many smilies you use; I'm NOT forgiving you for sleeping with my sister.  mad
15462  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Halloween on: October 13, 2006, 03:14:37 PM
Artist: Shivaree
Song: Goodnight Moon

There's a nail in the door
And there's glass on the lawn
Tacks on the floor
And the TV is on
And I always sleep with my guns when you're gone

There's a blade by the bed
And a phone in my hand
A dog on the floor
And some cash on the nightstand
When I'm all alone the dreaming stops
And I just can't stand

What should I do I'm just a little baby
What if the lights go out
And maybe and then the wind just starts to moan
Outside the door he followed me home

So goodnight moon
I want the sun
If it's not here soon
I might be done
No it won?t be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

There's a shark in the pool
And a witch in the tree
A crazy old neighbor and he's been watching me
And there's footsteps loud and strong coming down the hall
Something's under the bed
Now it's out in the hedge
There's a big black crow sitting on my window ledge
And I hear something scratching through the wall

What should I do I'm just a little baby
What if the lights go out
And maybe and then the wind just starts to moan
Outside the door he followed me home
So goodnight moon
I want the sun
If it's not here soon
I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon
15463  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Phantasy Star Universe on: October 13, 2006, 01:50:53 PM
Note: it's only 950MB
15464  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What LCD to upgrade to? on: October 13, 2006, 01:49:11 PM
They've added a lot to the newer dell 2007FWP over the 2005FPW (both are 20" widescreen). I had the 2005FPW and upgraded to the 2405FPW (24" widescreen). I've loved the two older models; I hear the the newer ones are even better. My dad has the Viewsonic 20" widescreen and it's pretty good too, but it doesn't have all the bells and whistles, like being able to turn your monitor to portrait view (there is no swivel on the Viewsonics; Dell has a stand designed by Ergotron).
15465  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone play on Live without the headset? on: October 13, 2006, 01:42:57 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on October 12, 2006, 08:46:47 PM

One thing I do have to say: GRAW with the crew would not be .0000001 as much fun without the voice chat.

So much fun to hear someone say 'oops..' and know from the tone of voice that I need to run as far away from them as possible before the grenade goes off.

Or be able to talk to everyone ELSE who's died at the end of some maniac's 400round.p.minute rifle. (I'm looking at YOU, MM.  icon_wink )

It would be boring just watching everyone otherwise. Especially since MM would go on for another 10 minutes to finish the map anyways.
In Co-op it's a must. If I go play marble madness or something I generally take it off. I use mute and feedback for offensive/annoying people who go too far with trashtalk and ignore warnings.
15466  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 VGA Cable: F-ing Audio cables are too short! on: October 13, 2006, 01:21:21 PM
Oh, and here's where I clarify what I was saying as it was a disjointed mess.,15307.msg191766.html#msg191766

Scene 1 - use the line-in on your soundcard (optional: use the optical in port if you have one)
Scene 2 - use a y-splitter to bypass your soundcard (optional: instead of getting splitter, just move the earphone jack from one to the other)
Scene 3 - get a switching box (note the yellow highlights) to select audio source. (optional: you can have a second output using this solution).

Note that the "optional" is displayed in teal, and yeah, those pics are budget.  nod

I'd personally use Scene 3; it means you have one more port open for any other devices, such as your PS2. You also have the option of getting a second headset or sound output (such as speakers you may eventually pick up) and don't have to do any cable swapping. The CVS880 will run you about 30bux online; you might be able to get it cheaper on ebay or a  local R/S.

If you don't go with that one, you can just get a female to female adapter for each channel and another RCA cable to extend it.

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15467  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Phantasy Star Universe on: October 13, 2006, 11:14:09 AM
Its up!
15468  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 VGA Cable: F-ing Audio cables are too short! on: October 13, 2006, 10:37:26 AM
I answered your question here.,15307.msg191744.html#msg191744

Clearly you love my diagrams. I can feel the love.
15469  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are you the destroyer of threads? [Possibly NSFW] on: October 11, 2006, 09:22:55 PM
I don't see what a Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks has to do with this thread.  saywhat
15470  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are you the destroyer of threads? [Possibly NSFW] on: October 11, 2006, 05:47:58 PM
Man, I can't wait for Arkon's computer to go faulty like his 360.  nod
15471  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The wife: I am sick of missing my shows, fix it. on: October 10, 2006, 09:05:41 PM
See, at Shaw we don't need to have Digital cable to have the tuner. It goes for ~400 CAD (360 US). It records analog just as well, but its an HD reciever too.
The HD channels (network channels) are all free so there's no extra cost. If I wanted HD movies etc then those channels have subscription cost.

Double-check with them, they may let you own your own reciever. Digital cable isn't required for the DVR to work as long as the menu contents are sent.
15472  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My townhome was broken into this morning. 360 and other items stolen. on: October 10, 2006, 02:41:07 PM

Quote from: Jancelot on October 10, 2006, 02:09:35 PM

Geez, I'm about to leave for a week long trip.  I think I'll stop by Home Depot tonight and pick up some safety items for my windows and doors.  Sorry to hear about all this Dante.

what was your address again?

* Purge  uses third person text to describe getting a pen and paper ready
15473  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gaming words on: October 10, 2006, 02:37:49 PM
15474  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The wife: I am sick of missing my shows, fix it. on: October 10, 2006, 12:39:03 PM
I have a Shaw HD PVR, and I love it. Even the GF can use it; she hates electronic anything. It's a dual tuner which means you can record shows while you're watching another show... and the show you're watching is being cached so you can rewind your tv or pause it anytime.

I tend to pause a show right when it starts (if it's not pre-recorded) and go do stuff (bathroom break, make popcorn etc) and then come back 10 minutes later. Then I have 10 min cached and I can fastforward through commercials on "live" tv. Also, if I decide to keep the show so I can watch it later, the PVR lets me transfer that cache into a saved recording.

The scheduler works beautiful; I can flag shows or even search on the next 3-4 days to find shows I want to set a schedule up for.

Apparently the TIVO thing is better, but if I were you I'd try the HD PVR from your cable company first (see if they have trial offer). Hell even if they don't, tell em that you're trying to decide between tivo and their service. They should bend over backwards for you. If they don't, fuckem.

Also, there are now multi-TV satellite PVRs (my buddy has one through Bell ExpressVu) where you have one reciever, 2 remotes (1 is radio so it works even if walls are between them). It is essentially 2 HD PVRS where you can simultaneously:
(for example)
Watch channel 2 on TV1
Watch channel 3 on TV2
record channel 4 on PVR1
record channel 5 on PVR2

And all four can be HD with no problems.
15475  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My townhome was broken into this morning. 360 and other items stolen. on: October 10, 2006, 12:28:37 PM
In Canada we don't have the "murder" rates you guys have; we also don't have the right to kill someone. We can be exonerated of killing someone, but it ain't a "RIGHT" to do it.

If someone breaks into your residence, you can use "reasonable force" to detain them. Cutting their hamstring or killing them may or may not be seen as reasonable. Also, the tools you use to accomplish this are also scrutinized after the fact. If they are unarmed and you have a gun and shoot them with lethal intent, this could be seen as unreasonable.

Now, Dante, as to your GF being the target, I'm not sure about that. If there were 2 people in your home I'd suspect they'd both be there. There is a likelyhood that he was looking for the things associated with women (jewelry, etc). It also sounds like he was checking the house to see if they could be loud or not; they may have been planning a clean-sweep of the home.

One other thing... this thief was RUNNING FROM A MAN WITH A SWORD. Now he may not have been terrified, but I'm sure there was some fear there. I don't think he :

A) expected a male to be there, although given the electronics and the decorations I would have immediately expected it.
B) would want to return or even be seen in that part of town, given that his face wasn't hidden and he KNOWS if he took the tour that he'd be suspect.
C) looking to do violence in a robbery. That is generally not the intent. Violence against your girlfriend wouldn't have been planned inside a townhouse (Where I assume you have neighbors adjacent). It *is* possible, and for her safety and yours it should be considered. That doesn't mean it is the truth though; don't let that eat away at you.

As it stands, there is a thief who was chased by a man with a sword. What do you think his comfort level is about going for another visit? The "repeat visits" don't happen with foiled robbery attempts, to the best of my knowledge. It's usually after a fully successful robbery where they can rip out the so-so stuff to get the insurance replacements they'd be looking for.
15476  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies I wish had made it to DVD format on: October 09, 2006, 02:06:51 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 07, 2006, 02:11:16 AM

Quote from: Purge on October 06, 2006, 05:32:28 PM

Rats of Nimh (WS)

I think that was called The Secret of NIMH, and funnily enough I was just thinking about this movie earlier in the week!  I haven't seen it in ages but would love to see it again.  Apparently it was released on DVD and can be had on Amazon for only 8 bucks. 

Quote from: wonderpug on October 06, 2006, 05:42:31 PM

Star Wars

Umm, what?  You are aware that they have been released on DVD, right? 

You missed the WS beside my original post. I OWN it with the 4:3 ratio. Yuck. (and yeah, you're right about the title).

Also, the Star Wars 4,5,6 have not been released on DVD in their original.. you know, when greedo DOESN'T shoot first?
15477  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Business Idea on: October 08, 2006, 12:21:52 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on October 08, 2006, 12:17:45 PM

Quote from: Kobra on October 08, 2006, 04:08:29 AM

Yup, caught me.. You figured it all out.. It's me, not Michigan

 retard retard

All I'm saying is that things are easier when you have former coworkers, bosses and the like looking out for you.  That's how I got my current job - former boss recommended me for it.  Leaving such as you did probably isn't doing you any favors.

Most companies will do that anyways. Here in Canada we have a privacy act that completely justifies such an action. If he were to say to his boss :

I R KILLIN UR LAPTOP LOLZ U SUX and did it that is one thing, but protecting yourself is something completely different.

Back on topic: you could also do the mailing thing. Advertise in the paper with dropoff locations and mail location. Get a website set up with online billing, and they pay the repair and postage (included in the price). Kinda like GameFly, but call it DiskFix. biggrin
15478  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movies I wish had made it to DVD format on: October 06, 2006, 05:32:28 PM
Grendel, Grendel, Grendel
Rats of Nimh (WS)
15479  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ask the Devil on: October 06, 2006, 05:28:45 PM
Purge has disagreed with the devil.

Sally back in the early days of "All in the Family" otherwise you can let mankind rot.  nod
15480  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ask the Devil on: October 06, 2006, 02:48:19 PM

Quote from: Devil on October 06, 2006, 01:22:56 PM

Purge - 6 pounds. Did I leave the oven on? KZJ is a fan of the old school and is now trying to get at her father-in-law. They are all winners in my book, Doug Fluite is the biggest loser.

#2 should actually read "it's Ass"
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