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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 16 on: Today at 04:02:20 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 19, 2014, 04:07:03 PM

In all fairness, yes that call was definitely blown on the roughing call.  Although it would not have changed the outcome of the game, just the final score. 

That's really impossible to say as it would've changed the 49ers' offensive strategy. For instance, in the 4th quarter on the Seahawks side of the field, they probably would've gone for a FG on 4th down to make it a 3 point game instead of going for it (and not getting the 1st). So while you can look back and say those extra 4 points weren't the difference in the game, it certainly changed how both teams played.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: December 18, 2014, 01:51:42 PM
This is how Serial will end.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: December 15, 2014, 09:28:46 PM
Slate has listed their 25 best podcast episodes ever. Lots of good stuff in there.
4  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: So, grabbed a new ps4 and I'm over... on: December 12, 2014, 02:02:00 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on December 09, 2014, 11:23:39 AM

The other one crapped out over the weekend:(.

What's the warranty on the PS4s? Were you able to replace it for free?
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: December 08, 2014, 08:56:24 PM

Quote from: Roman on December 08, 2014, 06:48:30 PM

jeebus! You're just like Jason Bourne now!


It's especially impressive since Kato's third kick hit his opponent's leg!  eek
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: December 01, 2014, 08:54:42 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 01, 2014, 08:32:45 PM

3 times.  Which is not a lot. 

Yeah, but he was doing all the stupid stuff everyone hated him for.


Quote from: leo8877 on December 01, 2014, 08:37:46 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 01, 2014, 08:32:45 PM


I would say what was worse was the CGI Yoda.  It just looked terrible.

I think that Yoda in Ep 1 was a puppet still.  

 icon_lol
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: December 01, 2014, 07:33:48 PM
It might be too hard to separate what I know now with what I thought back then, but it's pretty clear in the first Phantom Menace trailer that the movie was not going to be very good. Just count how many times Jar-Jar was featured!
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 13 on: November 28, 2014, 04:37:53 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 28, 2014, 02:49:25 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 28, 2014, 01:59:58 AM

Hadn't looked closely at the standings recently? WTF is going on in the nfc south?  Looks like we'll be having another under .500 playoff team.

It's their year to play the AFC North, all of which are sitting on 7 wins.

Chicken and the egg. Does the NFC South have a bad record because they have to play the AFC North or does the AFC North have a good record because they get to play the NFC South? Considering some of the losses the AFC North teams have (Cleveland to Jacksonville, Pittsburgh to the Jets, etc), I'm going with the latter.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jurassic World on: November 26, 2014, 05:46:58 AM

Quote from: ravenvii on November 26, 2014, 03:57:45 AM

Quote from: farley2k on November 25, 2014, 06:17:24 PM

... 2. why did they need to create a new dinosaur?  Perhaps the story will explain but it just seems contrived.

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 25, 2014, 09:06:48 PM

... Creating their own dinosaur hybrid puts this into SyFy territory.

“we need clear IP on the dinosaur, the toy companies say they can’t have any copycats this time”*

Yep, this movie is guaranteed to be shit.

*http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/25/7282997/why-did-steven-spielberg-invent-a-new-dinosaur-for-jurassic-world

Where does that quote come from? It's not attributed to anywhere in that article.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 25, 2014, 02:16:21 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 24, 2014, 04:51:56 PM


The main guy has to be a Sith, right?
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's Almost Thanksgiving (USA! USA!), What's your GOTY? on: November 19, 2014, 09:10:45 PM
I really haven't played many games that came out this year, but the one game that I've been consistently (and sometimes obsessively) playing over the last few months is Marvel Puzzle Quest.  icon_redface
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Have you ever written anything substantial? on: November 13, 2014, 01:59:39 PM
As a biologist, I've written a number of research articles (although ATM only one is published). They all usually start out pretty bad and only get decent after months of revisions and comments/feedback from others. It really helps to have someone else read through your work.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Film] Christopher Nolan - Interstellar on: November 11, 2014, 05:08:58 PM
It really is a good movie. Yes, there are some plot issues, but that didn't detract from it being really entertaining and one of the better Sci-Fi movies I've seen in years. The first half is especially gripping.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: November 08, 2014, 01:08:27 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 07, 2014, 09:00:30 PM

A Team Fortress 2 clone made by Blizzard?

Alright, I'm out. There's not even a single thing in that gameplay trailer that appeals to my interests. Looks like a solid game, but it's just a total miss when it comes to genre and style for me, I'm afraid.

+1. The cinematic was great (Power Glove FTW!), but I was disappointed when I realized it was just a TF2 clone (albeit, probably a very good one). At the very least, I was hoping for it to be a Borderlands clone.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [indie film]Hardcore on: November 05, 2014, 12:52:17 PM
Technically impressive (is it one continuous shot?), but even though I don't usually get dizzy there's no way I could watch 1.5/2 hours of that. I think I would wind up with a massive headache.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: October 24, 2014, 03:19:28 PM

Quote from: hepcat on October 24, 2014, 02:53:27 PM

I'm torn.  They added some credence to his testimony in a few places in yesterday's show as well, while tearing down some of Adnan's claims.  I agree that Adnan's lawyer seems to have acted with negligence in quite a few instances.

No kidding. I can't remember - was she a public defender?
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: October 24, 2014, 01:47:50 PM
Anyone listen to this week's episode of Serial?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Again, there seem to be more problems with Jay's story. He certainly had more to do with the murder than he's letting on. But Adnand's cell phone pinging the two near Leakin Park around the time Jay claimed they were burying the body is pretty damning.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: IRe: Podcasts on: October 22, 2014, 03:20:35 PM

Quote from: Lee on October 22, 2014, 02:44:44 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on October 22, 2014, 02:03:02 PM


Spoiler for Hiden:
1) what's his motive? So far, we've heard nothing to suggest that he has beef with either Adnand or Hae (Hay? Hey?).

2) If he did it, why go to the police at all? Wouldn't it be much safer to have no involvement whatsoever with the cops?

3) Who was the anonymous caller who tipped the police off about Adnand?

Clearly, Jay had more involvement than he let on. His story keeps changing and it seems pretty clear that at the very least he helped hide the body. I have no doubt he his an accessory to murder (do we know what happened to him? Did he also get locked up or is he scott-free?) but why he would have killed her in the first place is my biggest nagging doubt about Jay.

Spoiler for Hiden:
1. Jay was jealous that Adnand that was close to his girlfriend, maybe there is more to that side of the story? Maybe there was more going on with Jay and Hae than we know about? Maybe Hae rejected him?

2. Because he's an idiot. From the Jen interviews, he was heavily involved and greatly concerned about destroying evidence.

3. No clue on the caller, a friend of Jays?

I don't have a good answer, it's just that he doesn't seem at all trustworthy and was very much involved in what happened.


Spoiler for Hiden:
I certainly agree with you that Jay was much more involved than his (final) interview with the cops made himself out to be. The really weird thing is that Jay and Adnand, by all accounts, weren't great friends. Jay's claim that Adnand went to him because he dealt weed and thus wouldn't talk to cops was weak. But then, why did Adnand let Jay borrow his car (or was it the reverse)? I seem to remember the preview for this upcoming episode said something about (paraphrasing) what the cops found that blew the case open for them but I have no idea what that might be. Right now, to me, Jay seems like the least trustworthy guy (didn't he first fail a lie detector test before passing a 2nd one?) but Adnand had more (though flimsy as of now) motive).
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: October 22, 2014, 02:03:02 PM
Yeah, Jay has always seemed like the most likely suspect to me as well. Except a couple of things don't make sense:

Spoiler for Hiden:
1) what's his motive? So far, we've heard nothing to suggest that he has beef with either Adnand or Hae (Hay? Hey?).

2) If he did it, why go to the police at all? Wouldn't it be much safer to have no involvement whatsoever with the cops?

3) Who was the anonymous caller who tipped the police off about Adnand?

Clearly, Jay had more involvement than he let on. His story keeps changing and it seems pretty clear that at the very least he helped hide the body. I have no doubt he his an accessory to murder (do we know what happened to him? Did he also get locked up or is he scott-free?) but why he would have killed her in the first place is my biggest nagging doubt about Jay.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 7 on: October 21, 2014, 12:44:17 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 20, 2014, 09:10:13 PM

I don't understand how Dallas lost to SF at this point.

Either Rod Marinelli is some kind of miracle worker or the Cowboys D is going to come crashing down to earth at some point.



It's also worth noting that game was Romo's first real action since back surgery and they lost that game (mainly) due to turnovers in the first half. They didn't allow SF to score in the second. Every game, Romo has gotten better.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: October 20, 2014, 08:19:43 PM

Quote from: Punisher on October 20, 2014, 03:27:57 PM

Make sure you can do this before getting in the ring...



Otherwise, you are guaranteed to lose.

On that note, it'll also help if you can get someone to drop coconuts on your stomach.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: October 19, 2014, 12:44:50 AM
Well we know the end result of the trial, so unless they find something that can be used in court, I don't see how it will turn out positive.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: October 18, 2014, 08:32:46 PM
The new podcast Serial has been great so far. It follows the This American Life format but follows one story for the whole year (12 episodes, I think?). The focus this season has been on the murder of a high school girl in Baltimore in 1999 and whether or not the person convicted (her ex boyfriend) actually did it. So far I've vacillated back and forth on whether I think he's guilty and seemingly change my mind as each new piece of evidence is revealed. It's worth a listen to if that sort of stuff interests you.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 16, 2014, 08:17:59 PM
This is not at all a horrifying news story about a spider burrowing into a dude's stomach and crawling up his chest. Nope, you won't find anything like that here. And there definitely won't be anything like a video in the news story....

 eek
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your primary gaming device? on: October 06, 2014, 01:50:08 PM
iOS. I haven't played more than an hour on my PC or XBox/PS3 for months.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 30, 2014, 07:56:02 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 30, 2014, 07:42:00 PM

Seriously, if you're unable to see the difference, you might have a problem with your eyesight (or the computer you're playing these videos on isn't powerful enough to show 60fps video). The difference is night and day.

Night and day seems a bit extreme.

That said, I could easily see the difference when I watched The Hobbit in 48fps, so I'm not sure why video games would be different. 
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 30, 2014, 07:40:23 PM
Well damn - I was all ready to jump on the make fun of ATB bandwagon but I can't really tell the difference either.  icon_cry Maybe (?) I saw some slight differences in the two Dirt videos, but if so it was really minor.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Strain on: September 30, 2014, 07:29:04 PM
Did they ever give us the age of Abraham, because by any reasonable estimate he's got to be at least 90 (looks like he was in his 20s during WW2?). If that's the case, he's in the best damn shape of any 90 year old I've ever seen. Maybe staring at your wife's heart for 50 years will do that to you.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Nymphomaniac on: September 22, 2014, 06:44:01 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 22, 2014, 01:43:41 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on September 21, 2014, 03:18:06 PM

Quote from: Punisher on September 17, 2014, 07:16:55 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 16, 2014, 08:46:33 PM

They put out a teaser trailer for the new version that's basically 30 seconds of penetration shots. I don't think I'll post it here.
The teaser is in Farley's link anyway... might be NSFW!

"Might" is quite the understatement. There was more NSFW material in that 30 second trailer than in most porn movies I've seen.  eek

You seriously expect us to believe you last 30 seconds?  

 Tongue

 icon_cry

I've never really liked any Lars Van Trier movies, but I haven't hated them either. Melancholia was ok and Antichrist was interesting in some depressing and disgusting way. That said, I would never want to watch it again.  But at least it had this scene going for it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L2ooG_MX9E
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Nymphomaniac on: September 21, 2014, 03:18:06 PM

Quote from: Punisher on September 17, 2014, 07:16:55 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 16, 2014, 08:46:33 PM

They put out a teaser trailer for the new version that's basically 30 seconds of penetration shots. I don't think I'll post it here.
The teaser is in Farley's link anyway... might be NSFW!

"Might" is quite the understatement. There was more NSFW material in that 30 second trailer than in most porn movies I've seen.  eek
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: {Movie]Automata on: August 21, 2014, 01:54:14 PM
Looks like it could be interesting, but I'm not sure why you would compare this to Interstellar as their premises are completely different. This seems like they've taken a lot from Blade Runner.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: August 13, 2014, 10:25:37 PM
That's real purdy.  drool
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Breaking bad as good/bad as usual! on: August 13, 2014, 02:09:03 PM
The episode where
Spoiler for Hiden:
Hank dies
had the most tension of any episode of any show I've ever seen. I agree that things really picked up in Season 3 but from then on every season was incredible; it really makes a difference when the writers know the arc of the show in advance.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Better Life Index Tool Tells You Which Country Is Best For You on: August 13, 2014, 03:38:17 AM
Surprisingly got Australia as my top choice, followed by 3/4 of Scandinavia.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: August 12, 2014, 01:50:38 PM

Quote from: stessier on August 12, 2014, 01:22:55 PM

How is the Rich Eisen podcast?  Good guests and discussion?  Can I find it on iTunes?

It's not bad; they usually have two or three guests each week, often times with one guest being a celebrity. The interviews with the football players are usually decent, but Rich has a tendency to talk a bit too much about himself sometimes. And they're clearly not on a defined schedule since they will often spend 20 minutes talking about the same thing rather than moving through it and getting on to something else (current topics of obsession: Johnny Manziel and, to a lesser degree, Michael Sam). In any case, it's entertaining, especially once the season starts.

It should be in iTunes.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: August 11, 2014, 07:44:54 PM
My podcasts, in order of how I usually listen to them each week (if weekly):

Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me - the NPR humor/news quiz
This American Life
RadioLab - the This American Life of science
Snap Judgement - the hipper This American Life
Ask Me Another - Another NPR quiz show
Sound Opinions - about music. Reviews, interviews, etc.
Rich Eisen Podcast - An NFL podcast
The Moth Radio hour - people telling stories about the lives
Risk! - like the Moth but usually trying to gross you out. Is very hit or miss and the host is kind of annoying.
Selected Shorts - actors on stage reading short stories. Usually very good.
New Yorker Fiction - one a month podcast where one fiction story from The New Yorker's archives is read by another New Yorker short story author.
Orvis podcast - about fly fishing. I rarely listen to this as I don't really fly fish, but they do sometimes talk about non fly fishing stuff.

That should take out a good chunk of your week...
37  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Apple banning apps that reward video ads/sharing on: August 08, 2014, 02:45:33 PM
The only game I've played that has videos to watch for in-game currency is Tetris Blitz. But it's completely optional, so was never a big deal. I do hate games that make you watch videos between turns (e.g. Word with Friends).
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Film] Christopher Nolan - Interstellar on: August 03, 2014, 01:53:35 PM
Currently I agree that it would be unlikely for NASA to get the funding for that sort of endeavor. However, the impression I got from the trailers is that the earth has gone to shit (not sure if it's due to climate change, over population, etc. in the movie) and there's a worldwide crises. I can imagine in that sort of situation the governments might pool resources together if they thought the project has some chance of making a difference.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: July 29, 2014, 05:05:26 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 29, 2014, 04:15:39 PM


Here's more to whet your appetite:

<useful links to the game, and to previews & impressions>

<intriguing videos of combat and spinning spacestation docking>

<cool looking screenshots>

<neat comparisons of ships from the original Elite and their modern counterparts>

<handy links to affordable joystick and HOTAS options>

Oh man - those really did whet my appetite! Especially the <cool looking screenshots>.  drool
40  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: July 25, 2014, 05:00:42 PM
Wait a second - I was thinking of Avernum Escape from the Pit (made by the same guys) which was awesome. I did play the first Avadon (The Black Fortress) as well; it was good but not nearly as good as Avernum. Much less exploration and a fairly linear storyline without many meaningful choices. I'm sure it's still worth $5, but I would pay the extra $5 and get Avernum first.
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