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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 08, 2016, 06:43:39 PM

Quote from: Punisher on February 04, 2016, 09:55:07 PM

Is it me or does The majestic view of Valley View at Yosemite in winter
look fake on the bottom.. the water and the snow on the log on the right just look off to me..

You slow down the shutter speed to have this effect on fast moving objects.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: January 21, 2016, 05:31:49 PM
yes. Rumour has it some new guy is re-writing the script..... I don't like the sounds of that based on what happened with Prometheus...

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2016/01/20/star-wars-episode-viii-release-delayed-to-end-of-2017.html

quote: Disney offered no reason for the delay, but rumours have recently swirled that writer-director Rian Johnson (“Looper”), who is taking over for J.J. Abrams, is rewriting the script. Production is set to begin next month in London.
3  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: PC Fallout 4 key $45 on: December 14, 2015, 09:26:20 PM
is this still available?
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bring back MST3K kickstarter launched on: November 10, 2015, 08:43:59 PM
one of their best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlyaVk8PKwQ

And another: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-MmdZlKvww
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful for Spoilers) on: October 13, 2015, 03:17:19 PM
smoke from fire would have alerted 'others' to the area and also expose Alexandria - my thoughts anyway.

6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbone - Nostalgia. Shadow Complex on: September 22, 2015, 04:51:59 PM
merci Hark! Really appreciate it!!
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbone - Nostalgia. Shadow Complex on: September 22, 2015, 02:54:06 PM
Hi all - are any of you in the Xbox Preview Program and have an extra invite to spare? I'd like to play a little Shadow Complex as I never did finish it on the 360. Any benevolent gamers out there?
My Live tag is in my profile on the left.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-one-backward-compatibility-adds-gears-of-war-/1100-6429403/
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: September 22, 2015, 02:46:33 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 21, 2015, 12:18:11 PM

Nick is probably the first character that I hope dies violently on this show

The only challenge there is that he is so sickly and emaciated that the zombies may just pass him over. Fingers crossed for head-shot!!! dude
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: August 26, 2015, 05:06:52 PM
I would have liked to see a more rapid 'burn' to be honest. I liked the buildup  -but at the half-way or just beyond that I would have liked to see a little more action.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 20, 2015, 07:45:21 PM
Is/does the console version up to date in terms of patches/features as the PC? Does it now also have seasons etc etc?
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: April 24, 2015, 12:43:37 PM
there is no way thats her/his/its real voice!!
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Carls Jr - now in Toronto should I try it? on: April 14, 2015, 02:09:09 PM
It is pricey all things considered. 6-8 bucks would be normal for a fast food chain combo here. I think a double bigmac meal combo is $7.59 to give you an idea. So paying 8.49 for a burger alone is huge.

13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I just had tacos for breakfast on: April 14, 2015, 01:46:44 PM
chili with beans is great.
Tacos for breakfast whether they be pink or with ground beef/fish are great!
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Carls Jr - now in Toronto should I try it? on: April 13, 2015, 07:32:51 PM
I came I ate - I will be back  (if only to try a different option)

Place was very busy (duh) they issue you a number and come find you to deliver your order.

I ordered the Thick Original w/ bacon, Poutine (fries, gravy and cheese) and large drink = $18.00

Burger was good -too much mayo in close proximity to the tomato and lettuce = 1st bite everything tried to squirt out the back  disgust.
Burger tasted fresh and the brioche bun was good too.
I found it a little too messy - too many garnishes I guess.

Poutine was terrible (all jokes aside) standard undercooked fries with gravy on top made it a soggy mess.
Should have got cris cut fries and will next time.

I will try it again as stated above and but will try another burger and ask for less condiments so its all together not a messy burger. I like messy - just not on my lunch hour.



15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Carls Jr - now in Toronto should I try it? on: April 10, 2015, 01:05:19 PM
I agree with Lee. In N Out does feel/taste like a burger I would make at home (smaller - but the fresh factor is there)
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Carls Jr - now in Toronto should I try it? on: April 09, 2015, 09:22:40 PM
Yes Pug I'm leaning towards that Burger. Appreciate the responses - while I already know it's going to be no burger nirvana it'll be a nice change and little adventure I guess.

I really wish we had an In N Out up here. They had a 'popup'  location here last year but only had 300 or so burgers on hand.

Fingers crossed for an actual location soon.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Carls Jr - now in Toronto should I try it? on: April 09, 2015, 06:11:17 PM
New location opened on Wednesday. Thinking about a burger for lunch tmrw.
I hear and see that they are large (per the commercials) but are they worth it?

Roman
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Motorola Droid on: April 09, 2015, 06:06:24 PM
I agree. Lettuce what the heck are you doing to hit 20gb a month?
Does that device act as an AP for your entire household?

19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 24, 2015, 09:21:00 PM
was the sneak peek into next week's episode during the Talking Dead the one with Maggie on the front porch of Deana's home?

I obviously missed it live (watched on YouTube)  but things I've read online are like: "wow! Shit getting real next week!" etc etc.

I didn't walk away from that scene thinking that at all.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 09, 2015, 07:13:33 PM
I read it as he was feeling comfortable knowing that a wall was between them. Perhaps he's no longer worried about walkers and now solely focused on human threats as they are more apt to be a issue than the walkers at this point.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 09, 2015, 04:42:34 PM
I really enjoyed this episode as well. I can see how some of them are torn in terms of feeling welcome and trying to hide the fact that they 'want' to like this place.

I giggled a little when Carol was approaching the little kid - I thought to myself "here she goes again - another dead kid"
Great speech though and happy that she didn't kill him.

This is also where I stopped reading the comics
Spoiler for Hiden:
well right after Rick kicks that guys ass for beating his wife
so I'm just along for the ride now.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thumb sucking on: March 09, 2015, 10:40:15 AM
Can you ask him/investigate for an option to thumb sucking in terms of comfort seeking? Maybe a stuffed animal for example that he can turn to for comfort?
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PS4/PS3/360/PC]Battlefield 4 on: March 06, 2015, 07:54:00 PM
$25 for the game plus all DLC was too good not to pass up.

I like to call this:
(Sniper clearing duty)
  • Kill
  • Heal
  • Enjoy view
  • Kill again (while almost being knocked off mountain)

https://account.xbox.com/en-us/gameclip/c8d5cdda-82dd-42be-9608-c9fd099be2d6?gamerTag=RomyBolognaPony&scid=d2a649c9-5d53-4b5c-8c62-89d87d074cf6
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Break Out Your Ruler: Definitive Penis Length Study Concluded on: March 04, 2015, 01:38:06 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 03, 2015, 11:11:49 PM

you can buy cheats for both Romy, no problem.   ninja

Sonofa!  Tongue
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Break Out Your Ruler: Definitive Penis Length Study Concluded on: March 03, 2015, 08:44:04 PM
My KD sucks Leo.

The other one? Not so much  unibrow dude Cabbage Patch
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 02, 2015, 01:48:09 PM
any thoughts on the fence supports being on the 'wrong' side? I'm no engineer but I would have thought that by having the fence supports on the inside of the fence that it could better withstand the pushing from hordes of undead.

Thoughts?
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (Not an easy topic) Death,crowd funding?,profit?,donate?-what are your thoughts on: February 24, 2015, 01:29:00 PM

Quote from: farley2k on February 23, 2015, 08:46:26 PM

Now I would hope that having that kind of tragedy and seeing people's generosity the family would pass what along to others but I don't give it with the condition that it must be passed along.

My thoughts exactly.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (Not an easy topic) Death,crowd funding?,profit?,donate?-what are your thoughts on: February 23, 2015, 08:24:22 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 23, 2015, 08:14:19 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 23, 2015, 07:06:21 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 23, 2015, 06:38:33 PM

Was this unpreventable? I'm actually surprised the parents are getting so much sympathy based on the description.

There's only so much you can do to kid-proof the entire world.  If the kid had never left his room on his own before, let alone solo opened the front door to the house, I think it's understandable that the parents never saw that as a high risk for that kid.

I've got a fishtank in my house, and conceivably my 4.5 year old could quietly leave her room while we were sleeping, walk downstairs, drag a stepstool of some sort over to the fishtank, open the lid, fall in, and drown.  But my daughter has never exhibited any behavior around the fishtank that would make her seem interested in doing anything remotely close to that action, and she doesn't even ever leave her room on her own unless we open the door for her or tell her over the baby monitor that she can come downstairs.

Should I find some way to completely strap down the lid to the fishtank even though it's seems extraordinarily unlikely that anything would actually happen?  I mean, I admit talking through the fishtank scenario now makes me want to strap down the lid out of the self-induced fear I just gave myself, but I'm sure if I put my mind to it (and hated myself) I could think of even more hypothetical deadly scenarios for my kids.

I guess when my daughter was even younger but not using a crib, I did have a childproof doohickey on her bedroom door knob to stop her from leaving her room on her own, so maybe there was more the parents in the OP could've/should've done.  But I'm inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt unless I hear otherwise.

edit to my previous post:  I misread Roman's post the first time and didn't realize it was an unrelated other citizen who did the crowdfunding rather than the toddler's parents.  That changes everything, and if he keeps a single dime for his own personal benefit then yes, he's going to hell.

I wasn't specifically judging, I was more curious if there were any more details to the case, like the parents were out partying and left the kid home alone or something.

Well there were more details but I specifically left them out so that we could talk about the issue without any pre-conceived ideas....

He was staying at his grandparents apartment. He was put to bed around 9-10pm and made it out of bed, out of the apartment, down the elevator (or stairs - unknown) and out of the building (captured on camera)
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Interrogation or helpful? (GameStop) on: February 23, 2015, 08:15:24 PM
Never had that happen even once. Sure they sometimes ask if there is something that I would like to pre-order - but I'm talking like 1 out of 10 transactions.
Maybe its because EB Games up here in Canada is on a the 'mellow' sales model  icon_lol.


30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (Not an easy topic) Death,crowd funding?,profit?,donate?-what are your thoughts on: February 23, 2015, 08:02:36 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 23, 2015, 07:16:24 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 23, 2015, 07:06:21 PM

edit to my previous post:  I misread Roman's post the first time and didn't realize it was an unrelated other citizen who did the crowdfunding rather than the toddler's parents.  That changes everything, and if he keeps a single dime for his own personal benefit then yes, he's going to hell.

I don't think he should keep any either, but this made me start to wonder about the tax implications of all that money technically going to person A who then gives it to person B as a "gift".  The fund starter will be on record as having earned that $170k, right?  That probably puts a huge tax burden on that person, to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.

No No No. The concerned citizen is not keeping any of the money. All the funds are going to the parents.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (Not an easy topic) Death,crowd funding?,profit?,donate?-what are your thoughts on: February 23, 2015, 05:53:38 PM
Okay I'll begin.

Yes - I'm a parent of one.

I'd like to think that I would use the funds for the funeral and donate the rest to other worthy charities. Maybe even the daycare where my child attended etc etc.
I'm not sure I would be comfortable with the excess funds. No amount of money would replace a loved one and I'd like to think that I would keep in mind the wishes of the original thought for the fundraising.

I guess in hindsight the crowd funding could have been capped at $20k too?

I dunno.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / (Not an easy topic) Death,crowd funding?,profit?,donate?-what are your thoughts on: February 23, 2015, 04:26:11 PM
Back story:
Something terrible happened here in Toronto last week. A 3yr old child managed to leave his room / residence in a diaper, boots and tshirt in the early morning (security footage shows 4am) and exit the building.
Todler was later found approx 6.5hrs later lying in snow next to a home in a lane way, all attempts to revive failed.
Temps that day were with windchill: -33 C or -27.4 F

Concerned citizen with children of his own decides to set up crowd funding to cover funeral costs -he hoped to raise $20k. It grew to just over $170k.

Today:
There are some comments being registered via social media that the deceased's family should take the $20k for the funeral costs and donate the remainder to (for example) children's charities etc etc.

There are other calls for (believe it or not) for the citizen who created the crowd funding to setup other sites to take care of the other people who need it (how dare he forget about the other people[as an example])

What are your thoughts? Why has this world become so jaded and angry - in your opinion?

33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: February 10, 2015, 07:56:01 PM
24 mil DPS on a weapon?  eek

When I was playing on the PC I think my highest was 3400 (give or take) DPS? I believe I maxed out around 450k DPS and 6.5 mil toughness for my entire build and I was 245 paragon.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: February 03, 2015, 06:46:39 PM
I'm considering coming back into it - once I make time to call Blizzard and get them to turn off my authenticator (on my old iphone which is gone  tear)
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: January 31, 2015, 04:14:15 PM
I ain't seen anything like that yet. Closest thing for me was just after I liberated an outpost a truck of bad guys rolled up. So I killed all 3. Easy.

I chalked it up as just random driving got them there not lazy coding.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: January 30, 2015, 01:12:04 PM
I have !!! This one time at band camp...................


But yes for me the eagles far outweigh any other frustration in the game - even the time I spent like 2hrs trying to figure out why I couldn't unlock the North mission  finger
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: January 29, 2015, 08:50:32 PM
nope.
Perhaps they were just another pack of roaming wolves that just happened to be in the same area? You know like wolves do and such.

Lucky it wasn't Rhinos! Those bastards are mean and tough. That is until a .50cal mounted gun is close by  ninja
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: January 28, 2015, 08:45:46 PM
Yup - done that  icon_rolleyes

I can't count the number of times I've thrown meat instead of grenades or knives smile
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: January 28, 2015, 04:44:50 PM

Quote from: EddieA on January 28, 2015, 01:43:49 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on January 28, 2015, 05:55:18 AM

I seem to have met my match in Act V with Adria: The Witch (aka Spider-Woman). Any ideas? I've tried everything in my L54 Crusader toolbox, and seem wholly unable to bring her health meter below maybe 70%. Then the stupid heart slugs (or whatever) fill up the screen. If she has a weakness, I can't find it.

Nobody on bnet seems to join open multiplayer games anymore (presumably the only people left playing are L70 players now) so it doesn't seem like I can get any help on this that way.

I guess I'll Google it but thought I'd ask in case anyone here even remembers playing through Acts anymore.  icon_smile

I guess I knew sooner or later D3 would go back to pissing me off and frustrating me. Nothing like a love-hate relationship.  icon_neutral

I don't know if the PC and console versions differ in leveling speed, but you seem really low-level for that fight.  I was already at 70 and had gained a few paragon levels by that point.  You could try gaining some levels or crafting some new gear.

I agree with Eddie on this one.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: January 27, 2015, 05:56:31 PM
I can't remember the exact build from my crusader but I was lucky enough to get the flail and shield combo that allowed me to toss the shield into battle and it just ricochet back and forth doing hundreds of K to millions of crit  damage in the meantime. Kinda cheesy but was still fun smile

The gameplay looked something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P9UJdORRv0


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