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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/30/15 Halloween Edition on: October 30, 2015, 11:03:59 PM
I could borderland ... but I'm so damned busy with my health stuff, packing to move, game reviews and closing off a project at work (nevermind time with my kid and his hockey commitments).
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 30, 2015, 11:01:37 PM
I tried the recalibration - that doesn't work to improve it any - the NXOE's voice recognition is crappy. The only thing I traditionally use it for is "Xbox use a code" and on/off functions. Maybe volume once in a while.

83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: October 30, 2015, 09:09:07 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 30, 2015, 02:40:18 PM

Reserving my spot in what will become the next thread where I largely talk to myself and only myself.

We look forward to it. smile
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Now they have come for my bacon! on: October 30, 2015, 08:57:42 PM

Quote from: hepcat on October 30, 2015, 04:56:37 PM

Meh, the only thing in this world that isn't carcinogenic is cancer.

The whole carcinogen issue has to do with the effect the meat goes through when heated, and that change increases the chances. The increase is minimal (what's happened is that this has been classified as a type, in the same category as plutonium, smoking, etc). Scale of risk is not measured in the categorization.

Raw meat is far less likely to cause cancer, according to the report - so I'm going to keep eating soft bacon. biggrin  

Frankly I'm more bothered by the fact that processed meats are generally consumed with bread products, and the problems with obesity, myocardial infarction and diabetes are widely ignored by the WHO.

They still publish a report from 1997 as their recommendation, and that 55% of your daily intake should be carbs. Roll Eyes You'll also note that in section 3, red meat from 20 years ago was still classified as a carcinogen - so this isn't really news.

My intake is less than 20%, most being green vegetables and the rest being a balance of fats and proteins. Losing 145lbs, being stronger and faster and healthier in every way (except in the follicle dept - no change there) with fantastic BP etc? icon_lol

I must be a rounding error.
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Now they have come for my bacon! on: October 30, 2015, 08:48:17 PM

Quote from: Crusis on October 28, 2015, 10:41:01 PM

Phew! I just checked the package of bacon in my fridge and it's already cured. Time to bacon up.

I LOL'd.
86  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Can kids decide? on: October 30, 2015, 08:46:04 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 27, 2015, 06:15:47 PM

How do you feel about kids who are 3, 4 and 5 and feel they are not the sex they actually are?  There's a wave of parents in this country embracing that as a reason to start treating them as the sex 'they feel they are'.

A child identifying themselves as another gender isn't just a funny way to get into the opposites' changeroom - there is a fundemental shift in thinking in their life.

What the OP covers shows the damaging effect of the indoctrination of children. They don't reason in their conscious mind (instead relying on the gullible sub-conscious). Puberty changes that up - which is why we can convince them that a fat man with herd of flying deer is gonna bring them a new bike through the chimney that we don't necessarily have.

IMO kids should be introduced to God as reasonable humans, not impressionable children.

That whole "don't worry, God's got this" thing? How do you feel about being in a car with me and I let "Jesus take the wheel" ?
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 30, 2015, 08:39:25 PM
With exception to a few consistent bugs a few weeks ago, I find the new interface to be much better - it's more responsive. Also the double-X overlay is way more convenient and straightforward - you don't need to go into an app to get into a party, reply to msgs, etc.

Frankly I wish they'd kill the "snap-to" on help. Almost no developer EVER has used that to work well in tandem with the game you're playing.
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fall 2015 Shows on: September 22, 2015, 05:17:28 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on September 22, 2015, 04:58:44 AM

The only shows that interest me are The Muppets, and possibly Minority Report.

The Muppets.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/22) on: September 21, 2015, 06:59:19 PM
I have some stuff preordered and prepaid. It needs wrapping paper for my boy - and it's going to collect dust for a few weeks inside said paper.
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 19, 2015, 10:20:44 PM
I'll change my pic then.

Yeesh. slywink
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 19, 2015, 06:36:24 PM
If you see me online, feel free to invite   ;D
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamer motivation survey on: September 14, 2015, 01:09:26 PM

No surprise there.
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The kid and movies on: September 14, 2015, 12:11:49 PM
(I'm guessing you've already seen it).
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The kid and movies on: September 14, 2015, 12:11:27 PM
Start with Dreadnaught.

It should appeal to both of you. biggrin
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/15) on: September 14, 2015, 12:09:30 PM
I'm all for NHL16 because of my son, but we have 15 and honestly, I couldn't care less about campaign blahblahblah.

So, uhm, nothing?

Grabbed Castle Crashers last week, and I'm currently working through the remaining 180 odd Riddler puzzles to finish Arkham Knight to 100%. Ugh.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Gamer motivation survey on: September 12, 2015, 03:18:03 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 10, 2015, 12:00:40 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 09, 2015, 11:36:16 PM

Kato, I don't know who that is or what it means...

Sorry Engine, I'm a huge anime nerd and your results pie chart is exactly shaped like that characters famous glasses

I saw it as a batarang biggrin
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: September 06, 2015, 04:55:43 PM
Both bases look identical. I don't think that peripheral has changed - just the players, playsets and software.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: September 02, 2015, 02:26:31 AM
I infinitied. On the plus side, it looks like you could just buy the digital game if you have 2, and then buy figures you want.
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: September 02, 2015, 02:24:35 AM
I was away at the lake. I got some rogue legacy in. Just once more.....
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: September 01, 2015, 03:59:25 AM
Infinity. 😒
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: September 01, 2015, 03:55:01 AM
Some of the newer weapons Luke the magnet bomb were cool but hard to put to good use.

The biggest knock is that the honeymoon is over quick, due in no small part to the lack of new terrain.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: August 30, 2015, 10:18:38 PM
Tilt, in what universe would you say anything that wasn't against MS?

M$ is evil. For instance, they pulled Minecraft from PS4. Oh, wait, they didn't.

Is kingdom hearts coming to xb1? Squeenix is interested in making money, and while we few can gnash our teeth over the exclusivity deals made by publishers, "punishing" the game maker (let's consider the devs for the moment) is far more important.

TR was fantastic. This looks awesome. Why would I not want to play a great gaming experience? Because you were surprised at a timed exclusive?

You have THE say in how you you want to spend your gaming dollars ... but a crusade to abolish exclusives is futile and I'd rather vote for good games - bad deals or not.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How to get a new TV with wife approval on: August 30, 2015, 12:53:02 PM
Mount the projector TO the ceiling fan. biggrin biggrin
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crackdown 3 on: August 30, 2015, 12:49:47 PM
So nuke the city and win the game! All criminals dead! biggrin
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: August 25, 2015, 03:37:28 AM
Oh noes, it's the 'power of da cloudzz!'.

The full destruction in the SP game doesn't make sense as you're trying to save the city, not level it. 😉
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 11, 2015, 01:28:07 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 02, 2015, 09:37:53 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on August 02, 2015, 04:58:22 PM

Upgraded my lap and I like it, but prior to my upgrade streaming from my gaming rig to my laptop using steam was great, but after the upgrade my laptop is dropping frames and the game sound is stuttering. Tried prioritizing the traffic but nothing seems to work.  Might just upgrade  my gaming rig I'm just frighten especially since win 10 control aspect of all updates and I don't want them updating video drivers until I'm ready

The "Don't worry- we'll upgrade everything for you!" aspect worries me too.    If there is a dealbreaker, that might just be it.   I can think of quite a few day 1 patches that have caused horrible damage. 

Settings -> updates -> advanced options -> defer updates (which delays them several months, though this does not apply to security updates. )
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: August 11, 2015, 01:19:09 AM
Last thing: I'm really digging the updated controller but I've yet to find the app that controls headset volume. 😳
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: August 11, 2015, 01:18:10 AM
Oh one thing to note: From literally anywhere on the dashboard, hit menu. Settings are right there on the bottom. No need to pin that.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: August 11, 2015, 01:17:00 AM
I use the Kinect for voice control, and occasionally for an impromptu chat.

If Skype worked well, it'd be a no brainer.

Once I turned off gamer recognition, everything has been fine.

We're a month from finding out how the win 10 interface will f%&* things up. 😉
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/28) on: July 30, 2015, 05:18:09 AM
That version of OneNote is being destroyed by them - they're sticking with the desktop-type version.

As for the preload - you know that they've reserved massive amounts of bandwidth on CDN, but are trying not to be dicks about choking the internets with millions of upgrades, right? Tongue
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/28) on: July 29, 2015, 12:58:01 PM
Other XB1 games released this week:
King's Quest: The Complete Collection (5 episodes + epilogue, chapter 1 out now, epilogue is Collection exclusive)
Squid Hero for Kinect
Life is Strange: Episode 4 - Dark Room
The Swindle
112  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wanderers Guild trying out TERA ONLINE on: July 28, 2015, 07:42:20 PM
My only MMO right now is Neverwinter on Xbox One. I can't dedicate time to anything beyond that right now.  frown
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So....I'm fostering a kid for a year (maybe more?) on: July 28, 2015, 07:14:25 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 28, 2015, 01:16:00 PM

Also, congrats on turning your life into an eighties sitcom.  icon_lol


Damn it...I'm Mr. Drummond, aren't I?   Son of a.....

Thanks to everyone for the advice so far.  Keep it coming!

Possibly Mr. Seaver (and DiCaprio being your 15yr old)...

but really, I was thinking Edna Garrett.  icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol
114  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 28, 2015, 07:02:48 PM
A round of applause for our diligent GT members Isgrimnur and Caine for keeping up with the Steam deals for us.

115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/24/15 Edition - Avoid Pixel at all cost edition on: July 28, 2015, 06:56:52 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 27, 2015, 08:44:32 PM

Quote from: rittchard on July 27, 2015, 08:27:07 PM

It was actually fairly enjoyable with your expectations in check.

I think that is the secret for almost any movie. I had low standards for the Hobbit trilogy for instance, but quite enjoyed them for what they were. Sometimes it doesn't work though, I had incredibly low standards for Inception, and it was actually worse. :-) All that said, you are the only the person who I have seen/heard that had anything nice to say about Pixel.

I think it has to do with how the movie is presented.

For instance, when `Sm-ow-g` instead of `Sm-aw-g`is named thusly for the accuracy of some index in the back of a book somewhere that only the die-hards have read, and yet the dwarves battle him inside the lonely mountain? It creates a certain amount of dislike for disparate stance on accurate recreation.

When a movie is goofy to be goofy and does it well? I`m not going to bitch about the far-fetched nature of the premise.

I will not be watching Pixel in theatres - but I may still watch it.

I got some Neverwinter in, and some Arkham Knight.
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 28, 2015, 12:26:10 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 28, 2015, 03:37:42 AM

I'm the Assistant Director of IT, and Security reports to me.   I think you can infer how I'm going to solve this problem.  "Hey, unblock me.   Thanks"


117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So....I'm fostering a kid for a year (maybe more?) on: July 28, 2015, 12:18:51 PM
Is 15 too young for punching? slywink Oh, wait, you`re taking him to martial arts - I see some `lets spar` moments in your life, Ron.


In all seriousness, you two would make good parents - just don`t expect the world of yourselves or the kid in this situation. Knowing how you`ve run a voluntary team of unfocused individuals, I think you`ve got this - I`ve seen you NOT go all military on people whom you`ve wanted to - remember to hide your anger when the kid `presses your button` (and they will, mark my words)... that frustrates their attempts and could see them simply accepting instead of turning every situation into a potential conflict.

My advice is to be steady, consistent, and like Kung Fu masters of old, do not let your charge enrage you as it will slow the learning process. Oh, and never have parental disagreements with them in audience - have your discussions private and keep a unified front - those little bastards live on `divide and conquer` slywink It is also important to support your partner, but they need to be supportive of you in this. Sometimes this can be the biggest challenge.

Also, congrats on turning your life into an eighties sitcom.  icon_lol
118  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Women in combat on: July 28, 2015, 12:09:16 PM
SCIENCE! Holy crap! A civil, well-reasoned discussion on politics... Eco needs to quit more often! biggrin
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I have passed 50,000 achievement points on: July 28, 2015, 11:59:51 AM
I'm on the cusp. Never really been a points collector - more a "I want to accomplish that thing". Given my general avoidance of PvP MP, a lot of games tie those points up there.
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 22, 2015, 07:20:02 PM
Aww, it's OK buddy. In Canada, we don't just have spiders...

Spoiler for we also have ...:


Still trying to think of a good name for them.

Top contenders are:

1) Spoose
2) Spidoose
3) the mislabelled "Spideer"

"Antlered Spider Monster" has come up a few times in the focus groups.

You should see the size of the webs they make.
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