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15521  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sonic the Hedgehog demo available via Marketplace on: October 05, 2006, 02:59:19 PM
You CAN change your prefs to have newer posts go either above or below the previous.

Just sozya know.
15522  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 05, 2006, 02:28:43 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 05, 2006, 02:18:19 PM

No basements in NC.

sux. Is there crawlspace or is it on a concrete pad with floor joicts? (spelling on that word is questionable)

Quote from: ATB on October 05, 2006, 02:18:19 PM

Blown Insulation.
Yuck. Not my favorite. Cheap to put in, messy to work around. the 2nd story office network cable might go up and through that; you'd have to dig to find it.

Quote from: ATB on October 05, 2006, 02:18:19 PM

Where does what cable come out?

The network cables for router -> wall for 2nd story jack ... this is the cable I'm referring to.

Also, you may have more than one stack.
Do any of your rooms use suspended ceilings?
15523  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 05, 2006, 02:24:22 PM
here's the other option : use wireless networking. slywink 54Mbps is pretty damned fast.  nod

joking aside, if they ran it through the floor then there should be space that you can get a cable through.

Also, most houses that use indoor plumbing have a stack that goes up for the sewer vent on the top of the house as there has to be an "open-air" vent above any drains and water faucets. THAT stack will have some opening that cables get run up. The interior space in there should be at least a 6 inch thick wall if not hidden behind some closet with a 2ft x 2ft kind of shaft.

Go into your attic and look for that stack. figure out if it's feasible to run it there.

Honestly though, if this seems daunting, plan EVERYTHING out and then get a cabling company to give you a price quote first. I'd hate for you to get into this and then curse my name for all ages.
15524  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 05, 2006, 02:17:31 PM
Do you have a basement? I'd suggest running it there before going all the way up and then back down.

Also, where does the cable come out ? what kind of insulation does your house have (blown in, or the pink shit?).

if you've got a digital camera, take some pics of the existing cable (where it goes into walls, and then where it comes out) as well as any places it's exposed in the attic.
15525  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 05, 2006, 10:37:38 AM

Quote from: Thin_J on October 05, 2006, 03:17:36 AM

I've been looking into wiring every room in the house for a gigabit network, but that gets pretty expensive when you get into the hardware required to do it. I'd end up spending more than $100 on the switch alone, and I'd need several hundred feet of cable :|

Not really. Cabling is cheap (twisted pair) and using links above, it's 3 bux a room for the wallplates. You don't have to worry about distances and don't join any network segment before your switch. You've got ~300ft before you need to worry about signal attenuation. Go with the solid core cable for the walls, and use weaved patch cables from the jacks to devices.

Also, use ebay to cut down on the cost of your switch.
15526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony Shares fall fron news of PS3 overheating on: October 04, 2006, 07:53:22 PM
that's old news... if HD-DVD falls flat, MS is willing to go BR for movies (only). They didn't want to tie themselves to a format war with their own drive, which explains the decision to stick with DVD-9.
15527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma <In which ATB implodes> (then doesn't) on: October 04, 2006, 07:47:12 PM
and 12 bux for the ethernet cable. You've got 3-4 business days to get that shit online. biggrin

Oh, don't bother going with the Live GOLD unless you're a big multiplayer kinda guy.
Get the silver account set up, and use the "free month" card to try it out when GoW arrives.
15528  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Plasma Vs LCD Projection on: October 04, 2006, 07:43:51 PM

Quote from: Devil on October 03, 2006, 07:42:03 PM

I always kinda viewed the DLP's as the poor mans HD, no offense but I haven't seen a DLP yet that impressed me with the picture when compared to a nice Plasma or LCD TV.
I went 5 years without a bulb replacement on my Sharp LCD projector. Every 5 years for a bulb is a small pice to pay for a picture as big as you want for a 'tv' that was less expensive to begin with.

I HATE paying small pice. Hell, even the medium pices are bastards to deal with... damn bastards shot up my ride.  :slywink:

As to the sets, the Sharp Aquos 34" LCD my parents got is A-freekin-mazing, but the seating is close. I totally agree with "don't use the showroom to decide your set" mentality. I would suggest looking at the feature set, go for the top-rated mfgrs (including westinghouse, they've really climbed to the top of the pile in the last 2 years).

I can tell you one important difference with plasma vs Projection LCD... the brightness of the image drops sharper after 10 hours of use on the LCD over the plasma (it has a 5% decrease; LCDs are at ~11%, RPLCDs are at 17% IIRC).

I would stick with plasma, personally. I would also find one that has all the creature comforts I want before going with which set looked better in the store. Menus, remotes, wireless earphones that play the PIP/POP/PBP (VVegas used to do this back in the day). The bigger brands also have an advantage; their controls are going to be compatible with every multi-function remote out there as opposed to the SORNY and MAGNETBOX products.

I love the Aquos light-sensing auto-brightness adjuster and FULL backlit remote with a touch of the button. The menus are slick and the viewing angles are excellent.
15529  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ad on: October 04, 2006, 07:26:21 PM
that is, IMHO, laugh out loud funny.
15530  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 04, 2006, 06:26:47 PM
here's some pics.

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15531  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 04, 2006, 05:53:06 PM
One other thing you could do : move your switched router to the attic, and use a long line from the modem into it, and run a second line back down to the office. then you're using your attic (assuming it has power) as your wiring closet and everything moves from there down into the rooms. It makes good sense to do so. Better than adding a hub.

I assume you have 2 pcs and a network device like a 360 or PS2.
15532  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 04, 2006, 05:34:07 PM
You *could* go with something like this. I personally wouldn't. Here's why:

This is how ethernet works :contention-based networking (rather than something like Token Ring in which a "right of way" token is passed around.) Contention-based basically means that, in each network segment where no bridges, routers or switches are used, it's a party line with every device talking on the same channel. This means that every time your 360 checks the internet, your PC may have to wait. And vice versa. Over and over again, thousands of times per minute. That's just 3 devices; your 2 clients and the modem (using something like a hub). You can see why hubs aren't used beyond 16 ports, as there is a lot of contention on the network. It's also one of the reasons all the NAT routers act as switches on the "inside" network.

Now this is how ALL "Hubs" work. port1 sends packets looking for device on port3. To find it, it broadcasts the data to ports 2, 3 and 4. Port3's device acknowledges it by sending a packet back. Port3 sends this acknowledge to ports 1, 2, and 4, and port1's device responds in kind. If there is another device trying to send at the same time, they both stop, and wait a random period of time (micro-seconds) and try to resend. If there is someone else talking, they do it again. and again. and again.

A switched router is different. It keeps track of the IPs (and at a lower level the MAC addresses using ARP) and which ports. It also establishes private paths so there is no sharing of data paths inside. So when your 360 decides to get some internetting, the messages to-and-from the 360 will not ever hit your PC unless there is a broadcast (which is designed to hit all devices in it's subnet/network).

By introducing the hub on the line that the PC uses, you have now created a new physical sub-network in which everyone has to share. At the moment this won't be a big deal as ALL internet connections go through one port to your one modem, but if you decide to talk "inside" your network, as in streaming from PC to 360 or adding another PC, then whichever devices are on that splitter are going to get packets they don't need. This isn't terrible and may only cause an unnoticable blip,but there could also be packet collision or heavy traffic outside traffic that impacts your "inside" performance.

Also, you're adding another device you don't need.

You already have ports free on an "intelligent" switched router device, and you have a good working connection with your PC. Do you really want to bump that and risk your first time crimping cable ends and possibly degrade that performance BEYOND the packet collision and increased network contention on port1 while ports 2-4 go unnoccupied?

Given your layout, there is just as much work dropping the cable from the attic to your first floor room that needs the drop as to run a second drop ( as you already have the pathway from your office to the attic).

Your BEST bet (and best practice) is still to go with the 50 or 100ft line. Run the cable from your office down into basement or up to the attic using an interior wall (and the recommended weight / magnet combo) and then run it down the wall you need it to go for.

Don't cut lines, and dont introduce more work for yourself. You could even (depending on how your existing drop is configured) get it on a fancy new wall plate. These types of things make wives happy. (then you can use short patch cables to-and-from the router to the wall-plate.

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15533  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 04, 2006, 04:52:54 PM
sometimes you even have to get the 3/4 inch 2.5" long electricians drill bit involved. Fun stuff.  thumbsdown
15534  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 04, 2006, 04:26:30 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 04, 2006, 04:15:43 PM

Thanks Gents-

Is there such thing as a splitter? That way I could run the line to both the upstairs and downstairs on the same line.

You are talking about a hub. (splitter=multi-port repeater=hub) There are non-powered hubs, and at that network distance (less than 300ft combined) you're not going to see attenuation (signal degradation). This means you COULD have a "splitter" sitting somewhere in your walls.

I would instead suggest that you run two different lines through; that way you have more control. You can get 2 and even 4 keystone wall-plates for where your router is. Use 6 foot patch cables from that plate to your router. It is the best practice.

Also, I recommended the 100ft for you. If both segments you need to run are less than 100 ft, run the long one first and THEN cut the cable when it's in place. You might not need a second cable purchase.

Gimme some detail here : do you have a basement? where is your broadband connection? do you have a router? how many ports? how many devices? what floor locations?
15535  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 04, 2006, 04:22:37 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 04, 2006, 04:19:51 PM

In terms of fishing tools, the best (and cheapest) method I've used was just using using a fishing weight attached to a piece of string and the wire, drop it down the wall and then use a retractable magnet to withdraw it wherever you want the wall plate. 

With interior walls and working inside the same stud space I totally agree. It's when you've got bends and hard-to-reach areas that tape pays for itself. If this is a single instance activity, see if home depot rents out fish tape by the 4hour and/or day (it wouldn't surprise me if they did).
15536  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 04, 2006, 04:20:34 PM
Yep. Going with Monoprice is going to be cheaper, even with shipping. The price I show up top there adds up to less than 20 USD to do. The cable already has the male ends, and I assume every house has one pair of wire-cutters or pliers (which have a cable cutter standard on them).

If you decide to forgo crowns (as often people will use the forced air ducts to run the cable up). I'd recommend that first rather than wiring to a location that you may not have your system in 6 months from now.

Any questions, please ask away. I could even walk you through (using phone as I don't pay LD charges) if you need some free tech support. :shrug:

I've wired my houses so many times it hurts. I used to run 30+ person lan games at home; I still have 10/100 16 port switch (TRUE switch, not a hub) from 1998... back when those f**kers were ess-pensive.
15537  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Running Cat 5 Cable? on: October 04, 2006, 04:06:14 PM
CAT5 is WAY cheap.

100foot CAT5 $11.25 x ?

keystone wall-plate $1.00 x 2

tool-less keystone RJ45 male adapter $2.00 x 2

Steps :
Cut off the ends of the 100ft cable
Run the cable through the walls / ceilings (you may need a drill and a wall-fish to do this).
Make sure each point at which the cable leaves the wall is asthetically pleasing. (or if you opt to only need ONE plate and the other is not being mounted in the plate then don't cut that end off, just plug it into the router)
Use wire-cutters to cut through JUST the outside sleeve on the cut end(s). Note: ANY nick or damage to the twisted pair means you cut back to behind the damage and try again).
separate enough of the twisted pairs to work with them.
Shove em in the color-coded toolless crowns. (or you could use the crunch-down type. You do NOT need to strip each of the 8 cables inside. (referred to as the 4 twisted pairs).
Finally, mount the keystones onto the plate(s), and fasten it to the wall over the hole.

Like I mentioned above, you may need wall fishing tools, such as fish tape.

The only reason you'd need crimping tools was if you were working with CAT5 without the male RJ45 ends. If this is the case, it's 9.15 from, and another couple of bucks for the ends.
15538  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wife's 30th. Wanna do 'Something' Special on: October 04, 2006, 03:33:24 PM
I would suggest a 6 hour spa appointment, hairdressing / mani-pedi thing-a-ma-bob, and when she gets back the entire house has been CLEANED from top to bottom. Oh, and a bunch of friends and family waiting to surprise her, or a romantic dinner prepared by vous with nothing that required "insta-devices" like microwaves.

Oh, and a cheesecake birthday cake.  nod

My callous remark was going to be "Divorce papers".  disgust Damn you and your scripture quotes.  :slywink:
15539  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma <In which ATB implodes> (then doesn't) on: October 04, 2006, 03:28:39 PM
 eek I just read my disjointed post with the 3 scenarios. My brain must have been stuck on  retard mode. Hell, I wasn't even consistant with the google clip-art.

My apologies, LE.

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).

See above for the pics. I'd personally use Scene 3; it means you have one more port open for any other devices, such as your PS2.
15540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick, name a video-game franchise you dislike on: October 04, 2006, 03:18:49 PM
Sonic the Hedgehog
Megaman past megaman 3.
Metroid past the metriod II.
MGS (yawn).
Tony hawk past THPS3.
DW addons (basically I have no use for the XL versions.) The Empires ones are a refreshing break, but DAMMIT LIVE co-op and versus multiplayer PLEASE!. Actually it's XXYYYYY for 4 and up as the most common combo. Samurai Warriors 2 is much better (combat-wise) IMHO.
Splinter Cell
Golden Sun
Star Ocean
Legacy of Kain / Soul Reaver   <--- I LOVED the first legacy of kan (3/4 top-down game). Since then, meh.
15541  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Just Cause [Xbox 360] for trade on: October 04, 2006, 03:13:38 PM
First of all, it was where I kept my spare sand-paper.  icon_wink No, seriously, If you had problems with a trade, please leave feedback so the rest of us don't have to go through the same thing.

if HR falls through, I'm next in line for the game. I have trades.
15542  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Well, I'm back (with Pics) on: October 04, 2006, 03:11:28 PM
Best wishes man! (If you mail us all cake you might get presentation. slywink
15543  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma <In which ATB implodes> on: October 04, 2006, 02:37:56 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on October 04, 2006, 06:38:21 AM

By the way... how the hell would I go about connecting the XBox 360's sound cables if I was going to use a computer monitor?  All I have are a set of headphones...

First of all, the Joytech VGA cable works for me with no problems. I'd recommend saving yourself some bucks AND it does optical out for audio (and comes with the cable too!). (it's the one depicted in the pics below). Also, I recommend as a first place to look for cables. (DVI and HDMI for teh cheep there!!)

Just get an el cheapo RCA> 1/8" (3.5mm) earphone jack converter. If you don't want to switch anything and you leave the PC on, run it into your PC's audio in port. You might pick up a little bit of PC noise (YMMV based on main and sound boards), and if you have stuff like MSN running you'll end up wanting to turn off the audible notifications. See scenario 1.

Or you could get a y splitter as well. See scenario 2.

Scenario 1 shows you using your PC soundcard and then you are running the sound from your 360 into the sound processor.
The option in scenario one shows that if you have an optical in jack you can connect the 360 to the PC using it instead.

Scenario 2 shows you using a standard splitter from your 360 and the PC into the earphones.
The option shows that you could just move the earphone jacks from one to the other.

Scenario 3 uses a 29.95 switching unit (CVS880) that will do the same thing for you too.
The option shows that you can use the second parallel output in case you have a friend over who can listen as well. This requires a second RCA-3.5mm converter.

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15544  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Plasma Vs LCD Projection on: October 03, 2006, 06:53:00 PM

Quote from: Devil on October 03, 2006, 03:11:28 PM

The only problem you might run into is 'rainbows' but the newer projectors have faster color wheels that should prevent that, if you'd even see them at all.

 crybaby I see em, no DLP for me.
15545  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Create your own Motivational Posters on: October 02, 2006, 08:12:49 PM
Here is the absence of picture.

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15546  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Create your own Motivational Posters on: October 02, 2006, 07:31:44 PM
A couple more.

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15547  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Create your own Motivational Posters on: October 02, 2006, 07:13:49 PM
TML at his best  icon_biggrin

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15548  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Post a Pic of Yourself! on: October 02, 2006, 07:05:11 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 02, 2006, 03:00:37 PM

TML, Is that a Carebear in the background ??!?

Indian chicks dig his carebear stare.

Just so we're clear... I've created a motivational poster inspired by the legend himself. slywink
15549  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Birthday! on: October 02, 2006, 02:52:00 PM
hoppy bee-day!
15550  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are you the destroyer of threads? [Possibly NSFW] on: October 01, 2006, 02:30:24 PM
Arkon, you're not getting this one. icon_twisted
15551  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are you the destroyer of threads? [Possibly NSFW] on: September 30, 2006, 07:41:01 PM

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15552  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Samurai Warriors 2 First Impressions. on: September 29, 2006, 08:30:48 PM
I've put about 10 hours into the game, playing mostly Kotaro Fuma (bad-ass chaos ninja with flying sleeve attacks).

Here's my initial take on it :

If you like Dynasty Warriors games, this is a safe purchase. It is above the DW5: Empires game that came out, as there is actually some storyline.This is the best SAMURAI WARRIORS game YET. The indoors missions from SW1 were frustrating, and you were easily lost. Also, there was no integration between the inside and outside world. You could completely master the outer battle, and then it transitions indoors to have you fail due to time / getting lost / annoying traps. Thus far, the indoors scenes are part of the outdoors, and the maps are easily readable. The "traps" in the game are more ambush based rather than having tiger-traps indoors, volleys of ninjas and exploding jars.

There is a shop you can go to between missions to upgrade your weapons (they use a slot system) as well as abilities (+dex, etc), learning skills(dex,life,attack increases more easily when you level, etc), as well as special abilities (like items have more effect, elemental attack upgrades etc). Sofar I've only noted that each of these can be upgraded to level 3, and as you go up, the cost increases. For example: Dex1 is ~400g, Dex2 is ~800g and Dex3 upgrade is ~1200g. The shop only has 6 at a time, and since theres about 12 different slots for each (ability, skills, special) you're not guaranteed to get 1,2,and then 3 right away. This makes your leveling up gradual as you can't put all your eggs in one basket. If I'm not mistaken, there is one more category; it escapes me at this moment ( I think it's a one-level skill column, like adding ability to see items / crates on the minimap). Since there is 4 columns of 12 plus your own characters "special ability" (Fuma can use dodge during an attack sequence) this gives you at least 49 skills to either learn (from defeating officers) or buy at the shop. And 3 levels for 3 of the 4 columns.

Your characters start off with the following moves : ( i changed my controls from defaults, moved the LB,LT, RB,RT and LB,RB around, these are how I have it set up)

X - light attack
Y - heavy attack
A - jump
B - musou (bullet-time-adrenaline-mode)
LT - block - recenter camera behind char
LB - evade
RT - special stance
RB - map mode change (zoom in / out)
Right joystick - ACTUALLY MOVES THE CAMERA!!!!

They actually let you see which combinations of moves you have during the game in a flowchart which helps take the "buttonmashing" away from it, should you want to actually CONTROL your fighter rather than having them spaz all over the battlefield.

The special stance lets you do special moves. With Fuma he can use his killer sleeves to grab an opponent (including officers!) and throw them away, bowling any enemies over in the process. He also has a summon fireball attack where he shoots forward 4 fireballs in a square config.

The evade is WAY handy, it lets you roll away from being cornered.
Jump is also a double-jump (for ninja chars like Fuma) so you can access "ninja paths" (secret passages in the map).

The moves now are based on character level, so as you advance your character will learn moves independant of weapon selection.

Your character can also have a horse as well as a bodyguard, and the skills and specials apply to them as well.

Mounted combat is much better; musou is actually useful (as opposed to the DW mounted musou attacks which were lame). I stole a horse from an officer who set people on fire as I charged through them! (damn I *want* that horse in my stable)

Your bodyguards are much more useful, as you can assist them in leveling up by letting them kill officers, or sharing a musou attack with them (red lightning will link you two when you can do it and you're close enough to each other).

There's ~25 characters in the game; I'm looking forward to the rest of it.
15553  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sonic the Hedgehog demo available via Marketplace on: September 29, 2006, 12:30:34 PM
The camera needs to be back about another 50ft, and you shouldn't be able to fall off ledges. I mean cripes man, it took 3 lives to get to the save point first go-round. It turns me off to trying to collect rings; now it's all about the survival.
15554  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Hey PUNKS!! LOOK INSIDE. 60GB ipod (stolen from warning) on: September 28, 2006, 02:03:43 PM
SOLD it locally. Punks.  icon_evil
15555  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm taking some time for myself on: September 28, 2006, 02:01:02 PM
 icon_cry Sorry to hear that buddy. Take your time. Mikagami lost his pooch last year to cancer; I was there when he died, and had to take him to the animal hospital post-mortem.  crybaby At least he knew why his pup died.
15556  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Films that most frequently use the F word on: September 28, 2006, 01:50:59 PM
first of all, it's not "slipping up" watching porn or being comfortable with your sexuality.
Our western world shuns nudity and ignores violence. It's a really  retard system we've got going. It fucks people up when they're told that masturbation, intimacy and sexual contexts are BAD, BAD, BAD but the blowing off of someone's head can be funny (Pulp Fiction, for example). It's not that violence needs to be shut out, but it needs to be used, just as sexual contexts, where appropriate. The balance is way off, IMHO.

You look at countries like Germany where violent games are sometimes banned (as the violence is just for the sake of it) but where nudity is more commonplace. Hell, there are a ton of european countries that run stuff like Page 3 girls (topless models) in the daily paper.

Back on track here, though ... V for Vendetta is an awesome movie about the ruling class using fear as a control mechanism for the masses. Although the director maintains that he's not talking about the US and terrorism, it IS a very scathing view of why we allow freedoms to be hampered.

Of the list of movies I put up top, I would suggest V for Vendetta first. It would be RIGHT up your alley, with very little swearing, not a whole lot of violence and no nudity that I can recall. And it makes you think.

There's a line from Dogma that struck a note with me :
He said that faith is like a glass of water. When you're young, the glass is small, and it's easy to fill up. But the older you get, the bigger the glass gets, and the same amount of liquid doesn't fill it anymore. Periodically, the glass has to be refilled.

You have to question your faith, test it, question it, analyze it to truly grow spiritually. I don't follow any organized religion, or any denomination. I don't need a group of people telling me what I should or should not do. I know inside me what is right and wrong; I don't need some phantom "guilt" spurned by a bunch of people telling me what's right or wrong.

So here's some homework, Arkon :

1 - go get a working 360 so I can join the chromehounds gang.
2 - watch V for Vendetta
3 - watch Dogma
4 - watch Boondock Saints

15557  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Rumble....No Problem? on: September 28, 2006, 01:35:56 PM

Quote from: Wolves on September 28, 2006, 06:06:06 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 27, 2006, 04:56:05 PM

Force feedback, on the other hand, is important.

Hmm....I wasn't aware there was a difference.
Please explain to the uneducated...i.e. me. retard

if your joystick were to have resistance rather than having the controller vibrate. If you were playing a flight sim and as you pulled back on the controller and it resisted due to the "forces" on your plane, that would be force feedback.

Rumble *can be* force feedback. Look at splinter cell's lockpick as an example.
15558  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Films that most frequently use the F word on: September 27, 2006, 10:37:48 PM
Boondock saints has almost no nudity. ( I think there's one scene in a strip club that has a dancers boob, other than that, nada.

It's a pretty good movie; it makes you think. Kinda like V for Vendetta.
15559  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Films that most frequently use the F word on: September 27, 2006, 12:31:25 PM
Arkon, I've enjoyed every movie you mentioned there. I even enjoyed the Princess Bride, Coccoon, Batteries Not Included and Krull.

BUT, the following movies are something you're missing out on (from that list) :

Casino 1995 - an amazing story about the fall of the Kingpin dynasties that ruled Las Vegas. VERY gritty.
Goodfellas 1990 - a classic mob movie.
Reservoir Dogs 1992 - Another action/suspense movie from Tarentino.
Pulp Fiction 1994 - A terrific blend of colorful characters and how they connect. Kinda like an anger-based "Love Actually".
The Boondock Saints 1999 - Story of religious-born vigilantism against mobs. Excellent stuff, lots of humour.
Suicide Kings 1997 - A terrific who-dun-it.
Monster 2003 - A different perspective of a killer. It allows you to empathize with her, even though your judgement dictates that what she's doing is wrong.
Platoon 1986 - Ugly side of war.
Trainspotting 1996 - The street-life of junkies, and how transitional life is.
Training Day 2001 - Terrific movie. I don't want to say anything about it. Just see it.
Sexy Beast 2000 - A movie where a retired bank-robber is brow-beaten to do one last job. Turn on the subtitles.
Dogma 1999  - The point of this flick is the religious message that has all the humour wrapped around it.

There are others there worth watching; I am not saying they are bad at all, they just didn't "do it" for me as much as these did.
15560  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anna is a bot! on: September 27, 2006, 12:09:56 PM
it's actually quite catchy... and it brings me back to the golden age of IRC... :misty_eyed_stare_into_the_past:
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