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1001  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gas mileage - what's yours like? I just hit 600km (372miles) on: August 25, 2010, 08:58:12 PM
can someone smarter than I figure out what 7.3litres / 100km equals out to in US? Maffs is not my friendz.
1002  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: WTF, what happened to the non-gaming forums? on: August 25, 2010, 01:06:39 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 25, 2010, 03:01:39 AM

Quote from: Roman on August 25, 2010, 02:49:53 AM

The sky is falling ! The sky is falling!

it's already fallen, you just don't realize it.

damn! missed it again crybaby
1003  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Gas mileage - what's yours like? I just hit 600km (372miles) on: August 25, 2010, 01:05:01 PM
Thought it would be fun to share what we are getting in terms of mileage. I moved from a Chev Blazer to a more sedate 2010 Corolla last year and have steadily been watching my mileage increase.

2010 Corolla
35000k (21k miles)
42 ltr tank (11.1 gal)
80/20 city/hwy
605km best tank yet

One thing that I am amazed at is just how long it took to get better mileage - I was thinking that I would have seen increases @20k not 37k.


Roman
1004  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: WTF, what happened to the non-gaming forums? on: August 25, 2010, 02:49:53 AM
The sky is falling ! The sky is falling!
1005  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Fading of the Cries on: August 24, 2010, 06:57:36 PM
too bad they made him look too much like his LOTR character.
1006  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Beyond Survival on: August 24, 2010, 02:39:20 AM
Good old Canadian boy !
1007  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach on: August 20, 2010, 05:27:27 PM

Quote from: Nonnahob on August 20, 2010, 03:40:35 PM

Quote from: ras752000 on August 20, 2010, 01:12:10 PM

I have never ever paid for Live (xbox or 360), but am really considering picking up this and a year live card.
Loved playing the original halo local mp, but 2 and 3 were just single play exp for me, so I'm really behind the times.  I am a CoD junkie so am having to decide if it would be worth it with black ops coming out.
Maybe someone from the beta can elaborate on the "feel" of mp vs. CoD?
Edit: by the way I mainly play team deathmatch and hc s&d

Two wildly different games. Comparing them is like comparing apples and bananas. Both are supposed to be really great games.

I played the Beta for the two weeks it was out. I think they're doing something cool with the addition of classes in the MP game. It should mix things up a bit. The weapon change up is cool, a couple new and many tweaked. Multiplayer is still HEAVILY focused on being good at tossing grenades.

and jumping and shooting. Jumping and shooting. Jumping and shooting - do I sense a trend here? Tongue
1008  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Space 2 on: August 18, 2010, 04:04:21 AM
IMHO the best game that I have played on the 360. Very excited for this one.
1009  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [RANT] work related. Pro Union biased resources need not read/reply on: August 17, 2010, 02:49:05 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 16, 2010, 08:51:56 PM

Quote from: Roman on August 16, 2010, 08:40:12 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on August 16, 2010, 08:33:16 PM

Get over it Roman.  The Union won the war.

Take your confederate money and slaver leanings and beat it!

 icon_lol icon_lol Never! The Great White North shall rise again!

yes!  Great White will be on fire again!

Ouch. Offside  eek
1010  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [RANT] work related. Pro Union biased resources need not read/reply on: August 16, 2010, 08:40:12 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on August 16, 2010, 08:33:16 PM

Get over it Roman.  The Union won the war.

Take your confederate money and slaver leanings and beat it!

 icon_lol icon_lol Never! The Great White North shall rise again!
1011  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [RANT] work related. Pro Union biased resources need not read/reply on: August 16, 2010, 08:39:12 PM
okay okay I will fall on my sword here and admit that I grossly over generalized a large segment of workers with my grade 6 education analogy. I am sorry. However in hindsight it does apply to this facility  nod

Again - it was very un-Canuckistanian of me to complain like this. It was however very Canuckistanian to apologize.

Rant still stands though - get over your feelings and let us enjoy the BBQ. It is not meant as a snub - merely a team building exercise.

Roman
1012  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [RANT] work related. Pro Union biased resources need not read/reply on: August 16, 2010, 03:58:04 PM

Quote from: Scraper on August 16, 2010, 03:45:31 PM

Don't take the bait Roman.

Not gonna happen.  icon_wink And yes I do understand the irony - I just needed to vent.
1013  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [RANT] work related. Pro Union biased resources need not read/reply on: August 16, 2010, 03:28:12 PM
Background - I am the sole member of our 'Social Committee' here in the IT department. We are in the pharmaceutical distribution industry and have warehouses all over Canada. The warehouse attached to this IT facility has decided to unionize last November and are still in negotiations - fine with me and no skin off my balls.

There are 5 BBQs on this site. I sent an email to the HR manager and Distribution Ctr Manager last Friday to see about securing 1-2 for an IT team building BBQ for all 15 of us.

The Dist Mgr responds that he has an issue with the event as it would appear to be IT only and that 'optics' aren't exactly looking good in terms on how the ADULTS in the warehouse would feel about a BBQ that does not involve them.

WTF! icon_evil finger

Am I or any of my cohorts here upset in the least with a union sponsored BBQ notice down in the communal coffee area that will not involve us? No. We could care less.

Thanks to all unions out there for turning an everyday simple exercise into a rolling ball of shit.
Here's a handy hint - stay in school past grade 6 and get an education thereby empowering you to EARN your place in working society rather than demand your place.

Thanks,
Roman



1014  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: August 11, 2010, 03:26:16 PM
Charlie the Unicorn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5im0Ssyyus&feature=player_embedded

1015  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: COD BlackOps MP gameplay on: August 10, 2010, 05:14:55 PM
the RC car could be no different than the predator - in that there is a limited amount of time until it expires (explodes)
1016  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: COD BlackOps MP gameplay on: August 10, 2010, 01:09:02 PM
heck I even broke down and bought MW2 again about a month ago. I missed the MP hook.

Did the glitches bother me? Sure they did - but as I said before online I am not nearly good enough for the glitches and other 'exploits' to ruin my day. If I am not happy I simply leave that lobby and join a new one.
Were they frustrating at times (unlimited care package?) sure but you role with it and move on.

My son is very happy that MW2 is back in the house and I enjoy watching him play and am amazed by his skill for only 9yrs old. Heck I remember he joined us 'old guys' once while we were playing on Sub Base and he got the winning kill by by jumping off the railing on some stairs, pulls a 180 degree turn in mid air and nails a guy with akimbo rangers  eek.

Will I buy it. Yes - will I play online - yes. Will I rage quit - no. There are more important things in life to be angry with. Gaming for fun is not one of them.

Roman
1017  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / COD BlackOps MP gameplay on: August 10, 2010, 02:49:34 AM
http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/callofduty7workingtitle/video/6272783?tag=topslot;title;4

Not too sure I like the pneumatic knife - looks to be commando lightweight pro from a distance now  icon_mad

Looking forward to hours and hours with the GT folk though.  nod
1018  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Worst Movie of All time candidate on: August 09, 2010, 06:44:17 PM
Cop Out. Terrible terrible terrible.
1019  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Last few 360 games FT (RDR/Dirt2/Fable2/FarCry2/Guerrilla,etc) on: August 05, 2010, 05:55:06 PM
Calvin - I'll take Ninja Gaiden 2. PM incoming.
1020  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shattered itouch screen - does Apple fix these? on: August 03, 2010, 06:40:41 PM
found a local service who is replacing the digitizer (glass) for $79. I am happy with that.  finger to Apple for trying to get me to buy a new model.
1021  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Kindle2 For Sale on: August 03, 2010, 02:23:34 AM

Quote from: gangeli on August 03, 2010, 12:42:19 AM

hi.

i'm sorry you think i'm calling you out.  that wasn't my intent.

i certainly don't know what the used kindle market prices are, and if yours is a good deal
or not.  perhaps its the greatest deal ever.

it just sort of rubbed me as used car salesmanship to say that the new kindle has "minimal" improvements, when i've been reading about an awful lot of kindle 2 owners who are selling them to buy the kindle 3's



Calvin is right. If you are not interested in what he or someone else is selling than don't click the link - plain and simple.
Perhaps Gangeli is the type to inform every consumer he meets either on the street or in the stores that they may not be getting the best deal... but I highly doubt that. Could you imagine if he were to walk up to a potential sale taking place on a used car lot by telling the customers that the salesman is perhaps lying when explaining that they don't need the 2010 model as his 2008 model is just fine. Would gangeli do that? I doubt he would - so what is it about the internet that turns allows these people to act on their passive aggressiveness?

Now I will exit stage left and uphold my feelings posted above as I am not interested in purchasing the kindle.
1022  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shattered itouch screen - does Apple fix these? on: August 01, 2010, 10:04:20 PM
Just called the Apple store and they want 150-175 plus tax !!!!! She actually said that i should just buy a new one. WTF??
I paid like 300 for it less than 6 months ago.


Looks like I am going to a 3rd party as suggested.
1023  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shattered itouch screen - does Apple fix these? on: August 01, 2010, 09:44:29 PM
Thanks for the tips guys. I am sure that it will come in handy.

And yes the unit dropped from my hand to the foot well of a Ford explorer - we were camping and using my touch for tunes and the truck as the speaker. I guess it was like marble - there are weak point throughout and i guess my touch had just that point. I was standing at the passenger side door and whoops it slipped.

No biggie - it still works just fine. ( I use the iPad for movies  icon_biggrin)

I will see what the Apple store can do and for how much.


Roman
1024  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Shattered itouch screen - does Apple fix these? on: August 01, 2010, 03:44:52 AM
My few month old touch fell about a foot and a half and cracked the screen. Any ideas on fixes?
1025  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] demon's souls impressions on: July 28, 2010, 01:20:35 PM
what is meant by online support? The messages that we can leave in the world / online play? Or title updates?
Can you explain more?

thanks.
Roman
1026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tons of Limbo reviews on: July 24, 2010, 03:08:21 AM
Finished it this evening and really enjoyed it. Loved the puzzles and even gained a few more grey hairs in the process.  Ending was a little surprising in that I kinda stumbled onto it? Overall very happy.I got 5acheivements on my own and goggled how to get the rest once I finished the game.   
1027  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tons of Limbo reviews on: July 22, 2010, 03:52:03 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on July 22, 2010, 03:15:56 PM

Quote from: Roman on July 22, 2010, 01:09:44 PM

I am stuck now because I went after the 'guided by sparks' achievement rather than following the prescribed path and am completely flummoxed  crybaby at the moment. I saw a ladder and just had to get to it.......

The only achievement I've earned so far is the "wrong way" achievement.  And that was simply by dumb luck, walking in a direction while wondering, "Hmmm, I wonder if I go this way instead."  Outside of that, how have you known what to do in order to pursue certain achievements?  Are you looking for guidance online?  I only ask because you mentioned "going after the 'guided by sparks' achievement" and I'm left wondering how you knew what to do and that you were even going after a particular goal.  I found one by accident, but the rest make no sense to me as to what I'm supposed to do or what to look for.   icon_confused

No guidance - just exploration. I like to try and explore everything - got the idea from Locco Rocco back on the PSP.

I got the first achievement in the forest at the start when I was jumping from branch to branch - I noticed a rope up above and thought - hmmm where does that go? And voila I made the jump (took 3 tries) and got 25pts from a branch just above.

The guided by sparks is in the 'factory' (?) level. I think I was about 1/2 way in going up and up when I came to some giant cogs that would change direction after a lever was pulled/pushed. I noticed again that there was a broken ladder above one of the cogs and thought- how can I get there - the cogs are spinning the wrong way..... A few tries of flicking the switch and running and jumping at just the right time when the cog slows down and changes direction and I was away. Made the jump to the next cog and it elevated me to the higher platform and tada hidden achievement. HOWEVER since I made it up that far I continued along without falling back down to the starting point and I proceeded along to an area where I am stuck:( I am now thinking that if I didn't go this way that I would have been in a better place now smile

I am not giving up though.

Can't remember how I got the 3rd achievement.
1028  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tons of Limbo reviews on: July 22, 2010, 01:09:44 PM
Agreed with PeteRock's first post above - love this game. Simple, intuitive, fluid, brain teaser, entertaining - they all apply.

Played until about 1am last night because I simply did not want to put it down nor give up on the stage I am on. I have never played a game where physics, timing and inertia play such vital roles.

I am stuck now because I went after the 'guided by sparks' achievement rather than following the prescribed path and am completely flummoxed  crybaby at the moment. I saw a ladder and just had to get to it.......

The only disconcerting thing is that when I decided to finally call it a night I looked at my stats and realized that I was %72 done.  eek Yes I know that the game is short but I was surprised to see how much I had completed. I already know that I will be replaying and looking for even more harder to get to areas and may even try the less than 5 deaths in one sitting achievement (fat chance)
 
Love this game and am happy that I purchased it. Hope you guys do the same.

Roman
1029  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Gaming Headphones on: July 22, 2010, 05:16:41 AM
I just turn the volume off on my tv.
1030  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare on: July 21, 2010, 01:09:12 PM
read over on Blue's the other day that feedback is that the beta is horrid. Then again  - it is the beta. There was also a post saying that this game is leading the dropped pre-order list since the beta came out- I guess the early adopters all wanted out once they got their hands on the beta build.
1031  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [RANT] F*cking Theives in the office space ** UPDATE ** on: July 20, 2010, 08:09:22 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 20, 2010, 07:58:11 PM

Kettle to pot: did they steal your spellchecker too Roman? Tongue

ha ha Ceekay - gonna leive the spelling like that for now so we can all enjoy your little joke  unibrow
1032  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [RANT] F*cking Theives in the office space ** UPDATE ** on: July 20, 2010, 03:33:11 PM
** UPDATE **

true to form - the cream has not been returned. Day 5 without any of the white stuff for the coffee. The hunt continues as do my trips to and from Tims.
1033  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tons of Limbo reviews on: July 19, 2010, 07:28:47 PM
love the entire look of this game. pacing seems about right and I am a sucker for eye candy.

Will add to my DL queue when I get to work on Wednesday.
1034  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [RANT] F*cking Theives in the office space ** UPDATE ** on: July 19, 2010, 02:21:57 PM
We finally got a nice coffee machine on our site - one of those Keurig units in a commercial size. The company is subsidizing the cost and providing creamers/milk/cups/sugar all for .25c.

Awesome. This idea will only serve to get me to stop going to Tim's on the way in in the morning = cost savings.

Today there is a note down on one of the fridges to the tone of:"someone stole all the bags of creamers. If they are not returned the coffee machine will be removed. you were warned about stealing"

Fucking great! I work in the pharmaceutical distribution business in IT. We have a warehouse attached - the coffee machine is downstairs in the communal kitchen. There are 10 of us in IT - none of us would have stolen it. Sure I am accusing 'them' but come on! Who else would it be?

Unbelievable!  Humans suck huge donkey dick sometimes.
1035  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Canada's Netflix dreams have been answered!!!1 on: July 19, 2010, 02:11:04 PM
http://www.thestar.com/business/article/837394--netflix-to-bring-internet-movies-tv-to-canada?bn=1

Can't wait for this. Love to see what my US cousins are getting!! Very happy to hear this.

Roman
1036  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: stop stop play on: July 16, 2010, 05:08:13 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 16, 2010, 04:57:25 PM

Quote from: Roman on July 16, 2010, 04:00:46 PM

I pressed stop, stop, play and could not skip all the posts above to reply. What gives?

that's because it's stop stop alt-F4 for the PC.

Phew! Head meets wall Thanks CeeKay - gonna try that n
1037  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: stop stop play on: July 16, 2010, 04:00:46 PM
I pressed stop, stop, play and could not skip all the posts above to reply. What gives?
1038  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Spec Ops:The Line Multiplayer beta sign up on: July 16, 2010, 02:09:15 PM
sweet thanks. I signed up - see what happens.

Roman
1039  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Singularity on: July 14, 2010, 03:16:37 AM
Forgot about this one until i saw Calvin's post in the trade forum. Traded in Transformers today and walked out with this. Played about an hour or so this evening and really like it. The TMD is very cool indeed - I love aging people just never gets old.

1040  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: COD MW2 which map pack on: July 14, 2010, 03:09:46 AM
Does this mean that we are going to revisit MW2 in the near future? I miss that game.  crybaby
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