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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: November 04, 2014, 03:29:17 PM
Who's drivatar do I have to PIT to get into a clan around here?!
162  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Crisis of faith or is it over? on: October 27, 2014, 11:52:29 AM
I am a positive person - I am grateful for my life, both for successes and challenges.
I am open to the world, and push positive energy out which reflects and comes back to me. I have faith that these good things will happen (without evidence to prove they will).

God, the universe, the life force, whatever you call it, it reacts to the frequency of your life - the higher the frequency, the better it is.

My faith requires no history lessons, or the indoctrination of my children. Just as both plants and animals which are loved and fed as they grow, feeling and living and loving, the moment we live in is the solely the present.  since we have no tardis to examine the events or motivations of those who've crafted the faiths we hold so dear, I've release myself of the baggage and bondage to the words and ideas of the past.

I have faith that this is the right thing to do.

(my 2c)

163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/27) on: October 27, 2014, 11:40:41 AM
Sunset overdrive disk version. If I beat it/hate it within a week, I can get full credit for another game (eb games platinum card).

Skimmed Ron's review. Sounds like a fun romp.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 22, 2014, 01:11:55 PM
It doesn`t take too long to level up to 20, but I agree with Roman. There simply is way more compelling gameplay out there. Destiny will eventually be worth playing (assuming their 10yr plan works).

Play this then. Hell, I`d hesitated less to get the Halo MCC than I did with Destiny - I own it only because I had a digital preorder I had forgotten about.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 22, 2014, 11:49:37 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 21, 2014, 08:05:46 PM

not available in the USA

As I said, I want one. I did not specify what markets it`s in. The announcement of it being launched exclusively in five European markets (only ) was released at the beginning of August.

It`s just that it`s an awesome add-on to the console, and I`m hoping to hear it will be coming to North America.


I may even import it, but the problem is the programming on One Guide would be pointless.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 21, 2014, 07:26:46 PM

Quote from: rittchard on October 21, 2014, 05:24:56 PM

I hadn't heard of Fantasy Life until this thread - sounds like something I'd really like so I'll probably grab that!

saywhat icon_surprised slywink
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 21, 2014, 07:21:10 PM
I WANT ONE NOW!!!

This is by and far the best thing ever for anyone considering dropping cable. The fact that it can stream to other devices WHILE PLAYING GAMES, and adds buffering for PVR-lite experiences for TV is phenomenal - and you can change quality settings too if that's your thing.

I get two channels right now, and I hate watching them as I have commercials. Now the only thing I'd like to see them expand is allowing a full PVR where I can get the XBONE to record shows I want to watch, so I'm not ruled by broadcast times on free-to-air channels.
168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Attention Kato: This thread has no spiders in it. on: October 21, 2014, 07:17:47 PM
Ah, see? Now that's a considerate post.

Thank you Caine. You are a prince among men.
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Attention Kato: This thread has no spiders in it. on: October 20, 2014, 07:36:28 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 20, 2014, 06:09:49 PM


"Prickly hairs and 2-inch fangs" Really? This is not the thread for this discussion.

Once again, Kato, I extend a further apology. This is a senseless post and completely ignores a well documented fear of yours.

I urge you not to click the link, and find out that this puppy-sized spider will attack anything it encounters, and is nocturnal in nature.
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 17, 2014, 08:32:22 PM
Not really confirmed or denied. Snopes is a site that is based on discredit.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Shh! We want A certain retired marine to believe it to be true!
171  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Computer Issues (Video Related) on: October 15, 2014, 12:15:12 PM
Do you have access to a different video card (possibly have built-in video) to confirm the mainboard? What about testing your video card on another PC?

Apologies if this has already been answered.
172  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Any Safari users on the forum? on: October 15, 2014, 12:12:16 PM
Welcome to the jungle ... (sorry, couldn't resist)
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 15, 2014, 12:08:46 PM
I'm finding that I go in, farm some items and then drop. I am on Venus right now, and don't really want to go back to the story. frown
174  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: XB1 game preorders $15 back on: October 14, 2014, 07:19:12 PM
I want this deal for digital editions - I have no interest in swapping MCC in and out - it will be played for quite some time, and likely never traded in.

I just don't get it.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/10/14 on: October 10, 2014, 03:06:31 PM
Horizon 2, Infinity 2.0 and likely Minecraft with the boy.
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: October 10, 2014, 03:05:04 PM
As an owner of a 6" phone (Nokia 1520) the only thing I need to remember is pull it out of my pocket before sitting down (with certain pants).

Depending on the pants, sitting can create stress on the phone, though since it isn't aluminum I think the structure fights it better.
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: October 10, 2014, 11:40:42 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 27, 2014, 11:16:55 PM

Honestly the conditions you'd need to put it in in order to break it sound pretty fucking uncomfortable in the first place. That's what's dissuading me - the likelihood it will not feel good in my pants. The bending is a far secondary concern.

Quotebait!
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Money pit so it seems. on: October 09, 2014, 08:03:21 PM
Cardboard all the way.

Just gotta move every time it rains.
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Lifestyle] Breaking my addiction to white powders (sugar, flour). on: October 09, 2014, 08:01:46 PM
Around 200. My expectation, set by the surgeon is that I'd be getting about 20-30lbs loss on the table, and shortly thereafter.

Thankfully it's only a few weeks hiatus from the gym. Downside is wearing medical grade compression gear for up to a month.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 09, 2014, 07:22:33 PM
Looking forward to seeing you on live, my friend. smile
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 08, 2014, 12:37:09 PM
Loot stairs.
182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hardwood floors and dogs. Any suggestions? on: October 07, 2014, 10:16:12 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on October 01, 2014, 12:43:35 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 01, 2014, 12:32:33 PM

Open up the windows and let it all blow outside. slywink

Hmmm on to something...

Further to that point, use a leaf-blower. biggrin
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 07, 2014, 05:47:31 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 07, 2014, 05:35:09 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 07, 2014, 05:33:08 PM

You mean PC gaming hasn't been hampered by consolitis?

Not in this way, and the very, very few times when it has happened (Dark Souls, for example), there was uproar about it, as there should be.


I'm not saying PS4 owners don't have a right to bitch - look at the PS3/360 launch where the NFS game was abysmal on PS3 due to poor dev kits.

I think MS putting the resources around helping developers isn't a bad thing though. I consider that a lesson learned.
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 07, 2014, 05:33:08 PM
You mean PC gaming hasn't been hampered by consolitis?

I'm pretty sure there are all kinds of compromises taken to ensure their product is as marketable as possible, esp. with cross-console games.
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Lifestyle] Breaking my addiction to white powders (sugar, flour). on: October 07, 2014, 03:59:09 PM
It's been a while, but I've returned to form.

I've got a few pics to post, but since (at Christmas last year) being stressed at the death of my relationship and being wildly unhealthy, I went back to the way I ate to lose weight (all carbs coming in form of high fibre and low sugar intake - staying as close to ketosis as I can, and avoiding large glycemic reactions except when desired (aka at the end of a workout).

This is me at E3.
http://gamingtrend.com/2014/06/26/single-player-coming-e3-interview-rainbow-six-siege-dev/


I had plateau'd at 240(ish), for several months over the summer, but lately have been making losses (based on eating only when hungry, and cutting down on cheat events).

I am now thinner than I have been in my adult life (248 at 18). I am now 230, and am still losing more.

I've spoken with a surgeon WRT excess skin- he doesn't want me below 225. Problem is the money, not my concern for scars. I already carry those around daily, and I'd rather be free of all of it.
186  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Crisis of faith or is it over? on: October 07, 2014, 03:29:50 PM
I'm down to 230, and have gotten much stronger. My one-push max on bench is 4 plates (405lbs) or about 4-5 reps of 365 (my starting bodyweight in 2002). I'm about 7 lbs lighter than I am in that pic (given it was taken more than a month ago).

But that isn't faith. It is revealed and therefore faith is not necessary. Tongue

My faith is that there is a cosmic energy source, of some sort, that responds to positivity. I have faith that good things will happen, and the more I am positive, grateful and optimistic, the more frequently it manifests. I have faith that this is true, and truly forgive others (using compassion) to accept their mistakes, so I don't carry about me their problems.
187  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Crisis of faith or is it over? on: October 06, 2014, 07:15:16 PM

Quote from: Gratch on September 27, 2014, 07:40:35 PM

That's pretty much the manta I live my life by.  

Seems pretty fishy to me.

Quote from: Gratch on September 27, 2014, 07:40:35 PM

If it means I can't get into some sort of exclusive afterlife club because I didn't happen to do it "in the name of Jesus", then so be it.

I bought the Collectors edition, so I also get a bevy of other benefits including a pet zergling that follows me around.
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 06, 2014, 07:03:40 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 06, 2014, 06:30:32 PM

since every time I resume in instant on my NAT is borked, it's not even really an option for me.  Combine that with the numerous bugs games have with resuming anyway and it's better for me just to turn it all the way off every time.  (Destiny for example sometimes has no sound when resuming)

Disney Infinity 2.0 loses the base (though you can keep playing and the savegame seems fine).
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We lost a forumer last night :( on: October 06, 2014, 07:02:37 PM
frown
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your primary gaming device? on: October 06, 2014, 12:25:16 PM
XB1, when I have time to play.
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 announced on: October 05, 2014, 12:51:28 AM
Windows 8, from a design perspective, was a complete hit. It bravely took us away from shit like rolodexs and 3.5" floppy icons (both devices are irrelevant as anything other than old references to modern function).

Look it up - massive accolades from a visual design perspective - regardless of whether the function was ideally suited to 90+% of their business at the time (non-touch enabled devices).

Sofar I'm enjoying 10. 8.1 was a step in the right direction, and if they manage to get their store to sell desktop apps as well as native windows apps, it could be a tipping point.

I sure hope they have a newer take on the tiles though (keep in mind the 10 is a tech preview, where function is being tested over the visual updates they may bring about).
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 announced on: October 03, 2014, 07:42:49 PM
Windows 10, in contrast, assumes apps should not be full-screen, which as an owner of a touch-enabled device is a little annoying.

Was using Video yesterday to watch We Are The Millers, and I had to go to the ellipses at the top left and change the setting.

Continuum isn't available yet, but it basically detects your Table PC mode - if you have a keyboard in use (IE connected and usable) it will default to desktop, but if it is disconnected or folded back, it will then use the full start menu.
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cholesterol Blues (Paging Pete Rock) on: October 03, 2014, 01:56:13 AM

Quote from: Xmann on September 26, 2014, 12:20:38 AM

As an RN and someone who has concentrated on cardiology and currently going through Holistic RN education, I encourage everyone to research statins and cholesterol.

Just like I do with my patients and family members, I don't give medical advice. However, I strongly recommend research before you start taking medications. IMO, and other very well respected MD and scientists in the medical community, statins are perhaps the biggest scam in modern medicine.

High cholesterol in and of itself is not a reason to take a statin. It's much more complicated than that.

I like to point individuals to this site for a good starting point on your personal research.  

https://www.framinghamheartstudy.org

Additionally, i HAD been on a statin myself for numerous years. Even with my education and professional work experience, I took my pill and other supplements to lower my numbers. It wasn't until I started having bone, joint, and muscle issues earlier this year that I started to pay more attention to statins. The long and short of it is that I personally blame simvastatin for contributing to my problems. If you research, the facts are there.

Three months ago I decided to stop taking my meds. I had my blood work done and sure enough my cholesterol was 250+, however, my LDL was awesome.

My doc called me personally and asked if I stopped taking my meds. I told her yes and I that I was done with them (she know my professional background). I also told her my blood pressure was awesome ( 115/65 without medication) and I had recently dropped eating meats to only 1 or 2 times a week. I continue to exercise and have dropped a bit of weight. I do drink beer 2 or 3 times a week and I've never smoked. To my surprise, she told me I was doing great and don't worry about my cholesterol as long as my lifestyle stays the same. I'll add that I really respect her as an MD because she supports a holistic, natural, and preventative lifestyle. Docs like that are hard to come by these days. Not because they don't believe this type of medicine, but the pharmaceutical companies practically force an MDs hand.

I'll also add that my father died at 52 of a massive heart attack. However, he was obese, heavy smoker, and ate garbage daily. He was a ticking time bomb. His father just recently died at age 94. He ate the typical high fat southern diet, but had normal blood pressure and was a small man (150 lbs). I know for a fact he didn't take a statin. He took 1 blood pressure med and a baby aspirin until he died. For me, the proof is in the evidence.

Again, I only offer to encourage each person to make their own decision on if they should take a statin. But the research is there that contradicts the "high cholesterol" causes heart disease and attacks theory.  

Anyone like to guess who funds a lot of those studies?

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

IIRC, Framingham has been condemned by a number of vocal supporters for the low-carb diets. (Gary Taubes' book Good Cal/Bad Cal being one of the most vocal).

eg:

http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/cardiovascular-disease/framingham-follies/

Not to dissuade people from trying to get healthy, but a wider view of the world is necessary - and the SAD (Standard American Diet) just doesn't work.
Before we wave medical stuff around, the applied principles against Framinghams' conclusions has me at -135lbs. Just sayin. smile

Getting density of LDL checked is key though, regardless of which way you look at it.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 announced on: October 03, 2014, 01:50:00 AM
Running tech preview.

Enjoying it sofar. Since I've got a Surface Pro 3, looking forward to the Continuum feature.
195  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: October 03, 2014, 01:49:08 AM
YOU CAN'T DEFEAT LU-BU!!!
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 announced on: October 01, 2014, 01:17:11 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 01, 2014, 01:01:13 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 01, 2014, 12:38:59 PM

This goes back a ways, but Winamp 4 doesn`t exist either (for similar marketing strategies).

And just look at where Winamp is now. Tongue

Also, Leisure Suit Larry 4 doesn't (didn't?) exist since Al Lowe had publicly vowed that there would be no number 4 in that series, and that was turned into a plot point in later games.

Bought by AOL and it`s programmers were handsomely paid... hardly a fate worse than death.


http://www.wpcentral.com/windows-10-gets-demoed-all-its-glory-joe-belfiore-new-video

I like the fact that they`re incorporating multi-desktop and up to four snaps. I just hope the display section matures for monitor configurations.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 01, 2014, 12:43:38 PM
I just can`t care less about LOTR properties - they`re prolific and even if a decent game is out, I`m tired of Uruk-hai and dark, rainy sets.

Honestly, I still prefer the 60`s animated Hobbit to the latest iteration - and Shadows of Mordor just doesn`t make me want to play it.

I think I`m growing out of geekdom. Star Wars, Lord of the Rings ... what`s next - Marvel?
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 announced on: October 01, 2014, 12:38:59 PM
This goes back a ways, but Winamp 4 doesn`t exist either (for similar marketing strategies).

It`s better than going to Windows XP2, and at least it`s not Windows ME.

As for the 10, if you really want to bash it, then consider it Windows 1 with 0 added to it. Tongue

I`m looking forward to seeing more programs using the unified development structure. Build 2014 highlighted how simple it is from a dev management issue to create multiplatform apps without having a massive version change. Yeah, there will still be the same programming challenges that any creative team faces, but at least you can have your common assets controlled in a central location through the studio app and be able to create your apps (which includes for non-Windows platforms, depending on the base programming platform).

That`s probably the most responsible thing MS has done in this.

199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hardwood floors and dogs. Any suggestions? on: October 01, 2014, 12:32:33 PM
Open up the windows and let it all blow outside. slywink
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: October 01, 2014, 12:29:24 PM
I think Bullwinkles Drivetard is logged into his GT Forum account - he`s present, but has nothing to say. slywink
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