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1201  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WWII photos in color. on: February 16, 2009, 08:53:09 PM
Incredible. There are a few that do look colorized, like the one mentioned earlier in the thread, and the 2nd to last of the gun firing. The explosion on that one looks like it's been painted on and doesn't look realistic at all. And if you look to the right of the image, you can see blue splotches which are different from the rest of the background, like if someone had been trying to fix the background using the same paintbrush as the one used for the explosion.
1202  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC Keyboards on: February 14, 2009, 09:28:06 PM
That almost looks like a Klingon keyboard if you'd put Klingon symbols on it lol.

Looks like a nice keyboard though. Wouldn't mind having one.

I have the original Saitek Eclipse, in red. I love it as I find red easier to see in the dark than blue, but like you, some of the keys have worn off.
1203  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A picture of irony on: February 11, 2009, 07:25:06 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on February 11, 2009, 06:17:32 PM

My biggest issue with ginormous SUVs isn't their fuel efficiency, but with the driver's inability to negotiate parking lots and parking spaces.  If you can't park it you shouldn't be driving it.  Suburban Arizona housewives who drive 19 passenger SUVs to the local grocery drive me absolutely mad with their inherent inability to simply park their vehicle.  Things only get worse when they try to leave their parking space.   

Heh, I think the US should have their own version of the Canada's Worst Drivers show. It's so entertaining to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICJ19S1lF1M
1204  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fences, by Stardock on: February 07, 2009, 12:14:43 AM
Reminds me of Windows 3.1 lol.
1205  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Land of the Lost on: February 04, 2009, 02:47:25 AM

Quote from: Scuzz on February 02, 2009, 04:30:45 PM

Quote from: ericb on February 02, 2009, 02:01:30 PM

I hate to say it but the trailer actually looks pretty good.



i thought that looked terrible....not a Will Farrel fan..

Same here. He's like Jim Carrey. You see him in a movie, you've seen them all. I've only liked about 2 Jim Carrey movies that I liked  and they were Fun with Dick and Jane, and Man on the Moon. The one I liked with Will Ferrell was Elf. I've liked those because they're different enough, but for the most part, there's not enough variance between each of their characters, and they always WAY overact, even for a comedy.  In fact, I'm surprised there hasn't been a Jim Carrey/Will Farrell movie yet as their styles seem to compliment each other.
1206  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "What if Britney Spears was 100 feet tall and belly fat?" - I love Yahoo Answers on: January 31, 2009, 03:08:41 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 31, 2009, 12:55:12 AM


Ben Kingsley all the way. He even wears earings.
1207  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hope for Narnia? on: January 30, 2009, 08:37:11 PM
That's good news. I liked both, even though Caspian was a little more action oriented than the first. And visually, they looked really good.
1208  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I love it when a plan comes together! on: January 29, 2009, 11:20:33 PM
I'd be much more interested in a Magnum P.I movie with the original cast. Not a reboot, but a continuation.
1209  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is there reason to hope?! on: January 29, 2009, 11:18:27 PM
Nope, you'll forever be let down. I continue to be let down by some of my favourites.
1210  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's a good digital video camera? on: January 29, 2009, 08:20:39 AM

Quote from: Crux on January 17, 2009, 09:26:31 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on January 17, 2009, 07:14:15 PM

If you want one that's easy to edit, I recommend getting Mini-DV, otherwise you're going to be pretty limited with the amount of video you can record.

?

The hard drive cameras allow you to record up to 30 hours of footage. All your editing is done digitally. It's easy as cake.

My bad. You're right. What I really meant to say that while digitally, you might get more storage space, Mini-DV still has better quality. You get many more hours out of HDD because the video is compressed a lot.
1211  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Foundation Trilogy Movies..... on: January 20, 2009, 10:24:49 PM
Exactly, because even though it's science fiction, there's enough science in it to make it plausible.
1212  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Foundation Trilogy Movies..... on: January 20, 2009, 08:09:12 PM
I hope it's not dumbed down. If the psychohistory aspect of it is dumbed down for the audience, it would easily break it.
1213  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We Are One concert on: January 20, 2009, 02:10:42 AM
I do find it odd how such a big event is on HBO when it should be on a regular cable channel. I found the audio to be terrible, which was particularly noticeable during Tom Hanks' speech, like it was corrupted or something. It kept breaking up.
1214  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Outlander..a Chris roberts movie..ya the Wing Commander guy on: January 17, 2009, 07:17:48 PM
Almost seems like the opposite of this, which was based on a Poul Anderson novel.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110024/

Book was awesome. Movie not so much apparently.
1215  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's a good digital video camera? on: January 17, 2009, 07:14:15 PM
If you want one that's easy to edit, I recommend getting Mini-DV, otherwise you're going to be pretty limited with the amount of video you can record.
1216  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Order this drink the next time you go to Starbucks *forgot the soy* on: January 12, 2009, 07:56:00 PM

Quote from: kadnod on January 12, 2009, 07:09:00 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on September 25, 2007, 09:42:42 AM

In a grande, they'll add two teabags.

Heh. I got a grande London Fog today, and was all happy the barrista gave me two teabags.  I thought she was doing me a favor.  Now that I know the truth, I've got post-caffination depression.

It's the same idea behind Cappuccinos. Doubling the size won't double the amount of caffeine. It will only dilute.
1217  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What dead game series should Bethesda get next? on: January 11, 2009, 07:50:37 PM
I'd say Crusader. Make it a Tactical based RPG Shooter.
1218  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Friday time waster on: January 10, 2009, 05:40:40 AM
Try this. It doesn't matter what you do on the way down as long as you land head first. That's the way you score. If you do it head first, that's how you get your 9.0 or 9.5. All other positions lead you to lower scores, so you want yourself to land straight and head first. If you do that, you're guaranteed to win the level no matter what. Not in a ball head first, but straight head first. Guaranteed win, I guarantee you.

Once I figured out the way to win, it was all a matter of getting myself in the right position without worrying if I was bouncing around or not and I was getting high scores nearly every level. My lowest ones are in the 8's.

On 14 right now, I just got 9.1
1219  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Friday time waster on: January 09, 2009, 10:04:02 PM
Not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I can never get near enough what's needed for level 5.

Hmm, nevermind, I got a 9.7 on that, got an 8.0 on 6, and when 7 loaded it locked up Firefox completely.

Trick is that it doesn't matter if you get hit along the way as long as you hit the water right, so you can use the rocks to your advantage to bounce around. Just scored a 9.5 on 9 with this trick.
1220  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: January 09, 2009, 08:41:30 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on January 09, 2009, 06:39:18 PM

Suffice it to say Vista should not be compared to Windows Me.

Nope, you're right. It should be compared to MS Bob!  icon_lol They've admitted it themselves that it was on the same level of failure, that it was their biggest mistake since then. At least Windows Me sold, and you didn't have the amount of backlash that Vista had, but you had people returning Vista and seriously wanting XP back. MS has extended XP support yet again, right through to Window 7's launch.

As someone who so beautifully says in one of the newsletters I subscribe to:

Quote from: Windows Secrets
Vista is looking more and more like the Edsel of the computer industry. Presumably as a result of slow uptake by corporations and individual users, Microsoft last month confirmed that it will allow OEMs and smaller-scale "system builders" to pay as late as May 30, 2009, for copies of XP ordered by Jan. 31. (Vendors won't have to pay Microsoft until the systems sell. MS previously had been expecting payments for copies of XP by Jan. 31.)

Combine this news with reports that Windows 7 may ship as early as mid-2009, and it looks like Microsoft is ready to relegate Vista to the binary scrapheap. Maybe the company's recent $300 million marketing push for Vista wasn't so successful as Microsoft claims it was.

http://windowssecrets.com/2009/01/08/02-XP-deadline-extended-toward-launch-of-Windows-7/?n=story1
1221  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Downey Jr is Guy Ritcthies' Sherlock Holmes on: January 06, 2009, 05:24:21 AM

Quote from: Windows95 on January 05, 2009, 05:58:07 AM

For a really good portrayal of Holmes, nothing beats the old British ITV series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes .  It was made in the late 80's through to the mid 90's, and was run over here on PBS.  The series covered most of Conan Doyle's stories and was considered the most faithful adaptation of his work.  Jeremy Brett portrayed Sherlock Holmes brilliantly, faults and all.  While near the end of the series Holmes overcomes his cocaine addiction (this was done with the permission of Conan Doyle’s family), and was still well done and felt true to the character.

Yep, that's my favourite portrayal. Some complain that he doesn't wear his famous hat and cloak, but you do see him with it from time to time. And I loved how they pretty much went by the book and brought the different stories to life.

Btw, this summer, I bought Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography.  Haven't read it yet, but the concept was fascinating and it caught my eye.

http://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Holmes-Unauthorized-Nicholas-Rennison/dp/0802143253
1222  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Downey Jr is Guy Ritcthies' Sherlock Holmes on: January 04, 2009, 07:00:46 PM
Honestly, I think the casting in this is totally wrong. In fact, Downey looks more like a Watson than a Holmes. If I were the casting director, I'd switch the roles around and give Jude Law the role of Holmes with his hair slicked back. Downey's role looks more like a Charles Chaplin style tramp.
1223  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: XP/Firefox not saving my logins on: December 31, 2008, 09:55:23 PM
Long shot here, but have you tried creating a new profile? Might be a problem with your current profile. Maybe a file related to it has been corrupted.
1224  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OK, all you consumer types: Dishwashers? on: December 23, 2008, 06:47:45 AM
They definitely don't make appliances like they used to. We had our fridge for a long time; maybe 20 years and then we had to replace it with a new one. Now this new one is 5 years old, is having problems and we're looking at replacing it in a few years.

The stove we had for at least 20 years and finally broke down last year. It definitely chose bad timing, as it broke right before the holidays. Turkey was ready for the oven and it had been in the oven for a couple of hours before my Mom noticed it wasn't cooking. Oh man, we scrambled last year and had to change our plans, and it was embarrassing as we had company over. My sister was over and to make matters more interesting, she had brought one of her friends from Argentina; his first time being in Canada. So, this happens and we scramble to get things together. We ended up having to order out our big Christmas dinner. It was nice, but holy crap. The new stove could only be delivered as early as New Year's.
1225  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: American Gladiators Cancelled on: December 23, 2008, 02:32:19 AM
Wait, what? I didn't even know it had been renewed for a second season.
1226  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: TOR First (pre-production) Gameplay Footage on: December 16, 2008, 08:12:34 PM
Well, I must be the only one who thinks this looks really good. I'm not seeing what people are complaining about in terms of graphics.
1227  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Blu-Ray here to stay? on: December 13, 2008, 11:30:27 PM
I agree with Daehawk. I have a movie or two, but that's it.
1228  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Blu-Ray here to stay? on: December 13, 2008, 08:51:20 PM
No, I doubt it. It seems more like a luxury item, and I doubt most people really care as long as they have a DVD player, which is good enough for most people. Plus there's the fact that Blue-Ray simply isn't descriptive in what it is. At least with HD-DVD, people knew that it was the next step up from DVD, but Blue-Ray sounds more like Death-Ray.
1229  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: KB Toys files Chapter 11 on: December 13, 2008, 08:24:10 PM

Quote from: Arkon on December 13, 2008, 11:45:51 AM

Quote from: Unagi on December 13, 2008, 01:45:08 AM

Quote from: Arkon on December 12, 2008, 06:15:14 PM

We got one of the nerf sniper rifles for my stepbrother last year.  It lasted about 75 shots before it "wore out" and would only fire about 10 feet max.
I bet the box was marked:   RAGÍLE ?
 icon_lol Tongue icon_biggrin icon_lol icon_twisted

Of course it did, it was Italian...

 ninja

French, spoken with an italian accent because the father didn't know any better... And that would be Fragile, delicate.
1230  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Captain Kirk's chair..own one today on: December 13, 2008, 08:15:46 PM
The question is, why would you want to? As memorabilia, sure, it's cool, but as furniture? No thanks.
1231  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic using microtransactions!! BOOOO on: December 11, 2008, 04:38:15 AM
Wow, that's just a really terrible idea. What about people who don't regularly have access to a credit card? Or what about the fact that some people would just like to be able to play a game and not be reminded about the real world? It detracts from the immersion.
1232  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best gift you have given... on: December 10, 2008, 09:56:11 PM
My Dad works in his workshop a lot, and he's the kind of person who likes to listen to the radio when working. He always used to use a headset with a built-in radio and wear safety earmuffs on top of them. I always looked at that and didn't think it was a safe solution, considering all the noise he was subjecting himself to in order to listen to the radio. So, I found a pair of safety earmuffs with a radio built-in. Should of seen the look on his face when he saw that, as he had absolutely no idea anything like it existed. To this day, it's his favourite present.
1233  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Real or Fake: 2008 Edition on: December 10, 2008, 04:19:57 AM
Fake. Those self-shaping trees are pretty cool.
1234  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Something Keeps Deleting My Browser Settings- Virus? on: December 08, 2008, 08:49:41 PM
It could be Sinowal or Mebroot as it's called now. That thing's nasty as it lives in the Master Boot Record and uses rootkits to hide itself, then downloads different viruses.

Might want to try this: http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight
1235  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best Headset for Skype? on: December 07, 2008, 05:22:01 AM
Well, mine's not USB as I couldn't find that in the store when I was looking for a headset. Apparently the USB version aren't available in Canada for some reason. They're the analog version of these:

http://www.plantronics.com/north_america/en_US/products/computer/multi-use-headsets/audio-650-usb


They're really comfortable too. In the past I've had problems with headsets hurting my ears over extended period of use, but these don't due to the way they're designed.  And the sound is excellent.
1236  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best Headset for Skype? on: December 06, 2008, 10:07:43 PM
I really like my Plantronics headset. Of all the ones I had previously tried, including many Logitechs, this one blew them all away.
1237  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: December 02, 2008, 03:48:13 AM
Heh yeah, I guess so, although as a CEO, I think he would of had a say into what made it into the game or not, so while he's not fully responsible, I do think he was at least partially responsible for the decisions and direction the game was heading in, including the membership scheme that people were very unhappy with.
1238  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pixar Movies: Favorite to Least Favorite on: November 27, 2008, 07:51:21 PM
You know, it's interesting hearing about Cars. I didn't care for it. I thought it was dull and boring, but certainly one of their more marketable efforts towards children.  Maybe that's why Disney feels they should make a sequel. When I look at the list of movies though, Cars is the odd one out and doesn't seem to really belong. Think about it for a moment. Cars is the only one of their movies that may speak more to Americans than the rest of the world, what with the love of NASCAR. Maybe it's a regional thing, as there's really little pull for me in it and a lot of the jokes get lost on me, being in the north. Which is odd, because I do love cars in general. The other movies have a wider range of appeal.
1239  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Postal via Kotaku on: November 24, 2008, 09:09:49 PM
The ironic thing is that it sounds like he's gone postal against the system  icon_lol
1240  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Twilight...vampire flick on: November 18, 2008, 01:29:44 AM
I saw the trailer for it on TV and I didn't recognize Daniel Radcliffe, but my first thought was that he looked like a goth. Ugh.
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