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15681  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Need New PC: Question on: June 16, 2006, 03:53:53 PM
Zark, get your complete list together, and then post one big-ass "Zarkon's Yard Sale : The PC Aquisition Chronicle" or something. smile
15682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FiringSquad; Shooters that need sequels on: June 16, 2006, 02:51:26 PM
GIANTS : CITIZEN KABUTO.

Multiplayer kicked so much ass.
15683  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ultimate Sequel Question on: June 16, 2006, 02:49:10 PM
Uhm, yeah. It better be an "AO" rated game, and the only horse we see start with a W. slywink
15684  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / housecleaning please... :D on: June 16, 2006, 02:46:46 PM
Clean up your stickies guys.. smile

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12775

May 24th, last post. biggrin Contest over and dead. slywink
15685  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Mehrunes Dagger for Oblivion out on Live on: June 15, 2006, 09:49:13 PM
Is that Tingle about to chow down on Ham and a Koopa? (far right)
15686  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ultimate Sequel Question on: June 15, 2006, 09:03:46 PM
Ultima 7 pt II. Everything after that I could forget.
Or Wing Commander IV.

OOOOOO, Duke Nukem 3d. Damn those bastards shot up my ride!
15687  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Thoughts on chiropractors? on: June 15, 2006, 08:53:38 PM
My chiro is a neurology chiropractor; he seems very knowledgeable and not at all like a ducks vocabulary.

He's explained everything he's doing, and why. The neurology of chiropractic medicine deals with the neural pathways, and the reason one adjusts the cervical spine is to reduce pinching of the data pathways. This improves muscular balance which in turn improves posture and reduces risk of injury. As he explained my thoratic spine injury, I had 6 outta 10 show up for work when I needed 10 outta 10. (doing heavy weight squats when I felt a nasty "click"... I wasn't even at my max weight).

He also measured my neural blind spots; one of the ways to test is by finding the blind spot by moving a colored dot from the center of a piece of paper along the X axis. The paper needs to be ~11 inches away from your face. The blind spot should be the size of a nickel and it should be round... mine were the size of an egg (on each side) and not symmetrical.
15688  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Dateline's Child Predator Shows- Entrapment? on: June 15, 2006, 02:49:46 PM
First- to clarify "entrapment" - If you put 1,000,000 in a suitcase on a subway seat, make sure the target finds out, and then leave it; when they grab it you arrest them for theft you have effectively entrapped them.

Here in Winnipeg, the police will set up John sting operations, where police women pose as prostitutes and wait for the johns to solicit for sexual favors. Prostitution itself is not illegal; only solicitation and gains from prostitution (pimping) are. Is that entrapment? No. They don't send these women into nightclubs, lure men to hotel rooms and then hit them up for money. The men have sought THEM out.

See, I have a history with a similar situation. I haven't watched the show, however I get the gist of it.

I at one point used a phone dating service (a buddy wanted a free month; he referred me and paid for 1/2 of my hour of service). The service explicitly requires all men and women to be of legal age ( 18 ). I met a girl on the system, and we met at what she claimed to be her apartment. She wasn't my type but I had come from a workout and was sore; she offered me a back massage. I said sure, so she told me to take my shirt off and lie down.

I happily obliged and she left the room. She came back with nothing but panties on and some baby-oil. I pulled the brakes on this right away, and left. I didn't talk to her again.

About a week later I get a call from an irate mother. She claimed to be this girls mother, and that what had I done with her? She had run away from home (the appt.) and was yelling at me that she was under age (16 or 17, IIRC .. I was 18 at the time) and she would sick the police on me. She got my number from her notepad, and knew we met on the phone system.

I blankly stated that I had only seen her once, nothing happened, and the requirements of the system is that she be 18 and that is how we met. She started yelling at me, and I politely told her to fuck off, and then hung up. Never heard from them since.

She could have been telling the truth; it was up to her as a parent to protect her child. It doesn't sound like (if she was legit) that she knew how to get her child to be honest with her. On the flipside, she might have been wanting to use that situation to extort money / whatever from me. At that time the current age of consent is 14 (which means a parent can't arbitrarily charge an adult with statutory rape even if the minor was shown to be consenting).

The problem with most of the non-physical meeting services out there is that they offer free services with little-to-no screening for women, just to bring the men in. I don't know how these chat services work, but I'd say that it's pretty much a crapshoot as to who or what you're going to get.

Should I ever use the internet to hunt down a relationship, you can BET I'm keeping a log to cover my bacon. I'm sure this show has probably caught at least one person who has been demonized by the show taking their communication out of context.

Hell, the papers rarely get a story 100%; do you think a sensationalized media program like this is going to carry itself in any manner that doesn't boost ratings?

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"We don't Lie Here" -Killian
15689  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone playing PDZ with the update? on: June 15, 2006, 02:26:25 PM
the wireless adapter is awesome.

It has better range than my SMC, Netlink and 3com wireless adapters. (I can use it with no problems in my neighbors house).
15690  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Proof that Tim Schafer is the Man!! on: June 15, 2006, 11:45:20 AM
Meh.

I sent one for Phantom Dust. biggrin
15691  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Thoughts on chiropractors? on: June 15, 2006, 11:41:08 AM
http://www.dcdoctor.com/pages/rightpages_allaboutchiro/myths.html

I see one right now; the only thing I'm not crazy about is high-spine manipulation.
15692  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / "Ever-Expanding list of Famous Last Words" on: June 13, 2006, 06:01:21 PM
So... this thread is the bastard child of WBS's careless of-hand statements.Got famous last words to add to this list? Go for it... oh, and here's the basic rules for this thread... NO SIGS, no pics.. just funny.  Doesn't have to be true.

I'll start!

"Nintendo is making money!" - Devil's last words as he's fed to a giant plant by Mario after discovering Big N's counterfit gold-coin operation.
15693  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Illuminati like group brought down OO? on: June 13, 2006, 05:56:37 PM
wasn't the last entry in that list :

"Hey, spandex is made for EVERYONE!"
15694  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Cars? (the movie) on: June 13, 2006, 05:41:54 PM
15695  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Somehow this story was ignored in here... on: June 13, 2006, 05:33:20 PM
I think the PSP will pwn the next 20 years.

Bad controls, grainy picture, obtuse and widely bashed proprietary movie format.

Yep, that's a winner. biggrin
15696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ****PRE-E3 CONTEST MONTH*****3 Days of Razer -OVER! on: June 13, 2006, 05:28:35 PM
so we can close this chapter in GT history? E3 2006 is done now? pretty please?  smile I hate scrolling; it's a MAJOR inconvenience to me. slywink
15697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GRAW!! on: June 12, 2006, 11:02:09 PM
I'm pretty sure you and JHK play like this :

JHK - you lead, honey...
[ JHK hides behind dumpster at spawn, and then goes to get a sandwich ]
MM  - sure dear. YOU ALL DIE!!!!!
[ 400 rounds left ]
...
[ 300 rounds left ]
...
[ 200 rounds left ]
...
[ 100 rounds left ]
...
[ MM is out of rounds, and is shot trying to get to ammo point ]
[ JHK finishes sandwich, comes back and kills the last 2 terrorists easily; they're the ones hiding behind the only building left standing ]


For some reason they don't like you and your jungle-saw. The only thing more accurate than the enemy fire is your friendly fire. biggrin That's not to say you aim at the team; it's a lack of our ability to find cover fast enough... slywink

I miss this game. I need to go back and play campaign on hard (but I hate the chopper levels). :: sigh :: Maybe the MP achievements I've missed will bring me back to it.
15698  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Transformers: Cybertron on: June 12, 2006, 07:44:15 PM
I own the entire G1 DVD set. I've watched 25% of it; it IS still good. It's not as bad as watching AirWolf and thinking you must have been one of those retarded kids that somehow missed the cut for wearing a hockey helmet 24/7.

The contents of the season 1 / 2 DVDs and the Movie are all very good/evil, whereas the 3-4 series focussed more on the space in between. People were changing sides, there were non-partisan groups etc.

Oh, and seasons 1 and 2 spent most of the time with buildup, starscream fuckup, and then retreat. biggrin It really is no wonder he got iced in the movie; he had 2 years of failure accountable to him.

As to the BeastWars / Beast Machines stories, I really enjoyed both. The BeastWars (Beasties in Canada, IIRC) took a while to win me over; I really enjoyed that there was significant change and consequence to actions.
15699  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Keeley playing in Germany.... [possibly NSFW] on: June 09, 2006, 10:16:13 PM
It would seem we follow similar blogs... I'm at work by that time, and there's NO way I'm hittin' BB.com from work. :shock:
15700  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Blow up Alderan? Let's see some math behind that... on: June 09, 2006, 10:08:45 PM
:shock: these people DO exist, right? It's not some hoax.
15701  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Keeley playing in Germany.... [possibly NSFW] on: June 09, 2006, 09:44:20 PM
Now HERE'S a winning World Cup team!!!



"Whaddya MEAN I can't use my hands?!!!"
15702  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Teri Hatcher = Melting [Now 56k and more insulting] on: June 09, 2006, 09:36:00 PM
NOT SAFE FOR WORK WARNING!!!!!!!

http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/000/072/529_nude%20-%20teri%20hatcher%20playboy%20.jpg

Uhm, I wanna know why she didn't keep the Playboy airbrusher on fulltime??

Here's a fansite of her throughout the ages :

http://www.teri-hatcher.com/LALaw/lalaw.htm
15703  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Teri Hatcher = Melting [Now 56k and more insulting] on: June 09, 2006, 09:25:34 PM
I disagree.



Although this is probably the best Roseanne has looked in the last 20 years, she still ain't someone I'd hit it with.
15704  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / PC game sell on: June 09, 2006, 06:26:36 PM
PM sent
15705  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / More DS Reviews! on: June 08, 2006, 10:06:23 PM
Your DS reviews are coming up short?  :shock:

I wish I could afford a DS. Someone took my lunch munny, now mommy won't let me have one. frown (actually, I just bought a Monster Power HTS 5100 MKII for 240USD ... no toys for me until after summer, with exception to a game or two).
15706  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Live update O' Doom coming tomorrow (6/5) on: June 08, 2006, 09:57:31 PM
Download manager will stop downloads when switching users, and autostart when you switch back.

I downloaded something called Hero Football (IIRC) from the Japanese side of the Live marketplace. Still no Live release of the N3 demo. frown
15707  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sony: Our Cell processor sucks on: June 07, 2006, 06:36:18 PM
there you go. If Kathode says so, it's GOT to be true. biggrin

Hey Kathode, which sig is yours on my copy of Oblivion? I wanna forge err, I mean, admire your handiwork. slywink
15708  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 Playlists on: June 07, 2006, 06:32:07 PM
yessir. Also, as long as the content isn't DRM protected, it can also copy / burn it right from the iPod.
15709  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Live update O' Doom coming tomorrow (6/5) on: June 07, 2006, 06:30:38 PM
Quote from: "Arkon"
Quote from: "Purge"
I'm impressed. biggrin

+1 to Microsoft for fixing problems...

now if only there was some way to get FFXI off the hard drive without the disk frown


Once I uninstall my copy I could send you my disk Purge.


I appreciate that, man. I'm still going to play FFXI, just not on the 360. It's better on a PC.
15710  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Boob massage on: June 07, 2006, 12:05:31 PM
If that looks like a guy to you... wait, I think it's been said!

As to implants, unlikely. I've spent the last few minutes "examining" them; I don't believe their implants at all. There WAS that news article two weeks ago claiming that asian women have been growing larger boobs in the last few years. smile Let's hope the trend continues.
15711  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 Playlists on: June 07, 2006, 12:01:57 PM
use media monkey. biggrin I don't know that this fixes the media on the xbox thing, but sheesh... iTunes? slywink
15712  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Live update O' Doom coming tomorrow (6/5) on: June 07, 2006, 12:00:38 PM
I'm impressed. biggrin

+1 to Microsoft for fixing problems...

now if only there was some way to get FFXI off the hard drive without the disk frown
15713  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Get ready for 06-06-06 on: June 04, 2006, 06:02:34 PM
right at home devil? slywink
15714  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Windows Vista - 40 page preview on: June 03, 2006, 12:35:42 PM
the preview was pathetic. It covered more about things like windows games (yuck) than it did on control panels and basic interface.

For one, you can now see your drive performance from the manage system option ( it runs an io test and you get to see drive performance). I've only played with the 32bit for an hour or two.. MAYBE.

500 hours? Unlikely.
15715  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Windows Vista - 40 page preview on: June 03, 2006, 12:11:52 PM
Quote from: "Dreamshadow"
It's true...MS has seen the apocalypse...and it consists of square blocks falling upon us!!!

Thanks Purge...you just made my day.


biggrin  Your falling blocks remind me of the space invasion on earth in Futurama...

(fully misquoted due to lack of memory and abundance of headache)
"Troops: stop, drop altitute, reverse direction and speed up!"

I'm running it; it's nice. The difference between beta2 of XP and RC2 is significant; I expect the final product to be different as well. This OS should run faster and smoother, and take advantage of multi-core processors (such as mine). It would be nice if they could have integrated 32bit architecture into the 64bit  version; I only have the 32bit version installed right now. I'll be getting the 64bit version sometime next week and I'll post my findings.

(We have TechNet enterprise at work; this gives us beta versions to play with).

If you guys want a taste of the IE version, go to www.microsoft.com/ie and install the 7.0 beta 2. It's nice, and I've had almost no issue with site compatibility.

On page 7 they talk about protected mode; this does not exist for the IE7 beta on XP... this may be one of the BIG reasons Vista is being rolled out. It seems small, but it's quite significant. Also note that the local zone does NOT have protected mode.
15716  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Windows Vista - 40 page preview on: June 02, 2006, 07:09:55 PM
Quote from: "Dreamshadow"
So are you implying that pubs may not have been dropping Starforce because of user complaint, but instead due to a ramp of publicity and MS wanting to get titles onto Vista?

*thinks about it*  Argh..the timing is just so wrong all of a sudden for these little bits of news.  ITS A GLOBAL CONSPIRACY TO KEEP RUSSIA FROM MAKING MORE TETRIS TITLES!!!!!

*pant* *pant*


KD, time to up his meds.. he's making sense again.
15717  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [x360] - Arcade Games on: June 02, 2006, 06:57:32 PM
bastard! ::shakes fist::
15718  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Top 10 Headline Predictions for 2007? on: June 02, 2006, 06:56:18 PM
Yeah, like that whole "The DS sucks" diatribe. slywink
15719  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Top 10 Headline Predictions for 2007? on: June 02, 2006, 01:29:48 PM
SPIDERMAN 3 Movie fails to pull Sony out of Debt; PS3 to blame for fiscal loss.

Sony drops 2007 Q2 earnings estimate by nearly 40%.

Nintendo Licenses DEVIL to run PR campaign; Mario bathing in Money commercials on the horizon.

Microsoft licenses Dildolectronic devices; Rumble Roses XXX to use new "innerface"

Team Ninja follows Sony path : DOA Extreme 3 to scrap vibration in new dual semi-hemispherical Silicone control gel pads. "Vibration is exactly what we expect game players to bring to the competition" says founder.
15720  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Back to square one on: June 02, 2006, 01:40:13 AM
Unless you want to move to Canada, I can't help you. frown
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