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1201  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Google patents home page on: September 02, 2009, 08:55:50 PM
I don't see how it can do that. Every search engine that ever started up in the early days of the net has had a simple homepage. They've only evolved to complexity while Google hasn't changed much since it started.
1202  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dan Brown - The Lost Symbol on: September 02, 2009, 08:47:21 PM

Quote from: Jeff on September 02, 2009, 06:59:50 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 02, 2009, 06:37:06 PM

Anyone else excited for this book?

I think Jeff Bezos is. He plastered it on the entire front page of Amazon today. Talk about some powerful free advertising.

I doubt it was free Tongue
1203  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is your favorite hard cider? on: September 02, 2009, 06:58:55 PM
We used to like Growers, but it's hard to find these days. We like to get Stowford Press English Export Cider now.

1204  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dan Brown - The Lost Symbol on: September 02, 2009, 06:50:24 PM
Yeah, looking forward to it, though I won't be reading it right away. I'll get it eventually. I haven't even read the last Harry Potter book yet.

I actually liked Angels & Demons better than The Da Vinci Code. Felt it had a better story.
1205  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fantastic Four to return to the big screen on: September 02, 2009, 06:43:37 PM
Be aware that the writer for Batman & Robin is the producer in this one. This won't end well. It's game over before it's even begun.
1206  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Band names... on: September 01, 2009, 09:20:16 PM
Plastic Army Men, Plastic Army Patrol or simply Plastic Army.
Squirrel Nut Chaos
Bomb Diggity
Moon Ministry
Ministry of Horses
Upchuck Chuck
Horse Bucket
Stoned Horses
1207  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lego my V8! on: September 01, 2009, 05:13:11 PM
That's awesome smile
1208  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Disney to buy Marvel on: September 01, 2009, 05:28:57 AM
Does that mean The Incredibles are now part of the Marvel line?
1209  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Bounty Bay Online on: September 01, 2009, 12:06:22 AM
Heh, I played this and it was called Voyage Century Online. Seems to be exactly the same. In fact, from a little research, Bounty Bay is the European version of Voyage Century.
1210  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: August 26, 2009, 09:46:54 PM

Quote from: Aganazer on August 26, 2009, 04:54:37 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 26, 2009, 06:52:13 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on August 26, 2009, 04:20:20 AM

Is it just me or the walking and running animations look clunky? Hopefully they'll look better later on, but they looked pretty rough.

they probably will.  the game is what. 6 months to a year away from release?

I'd bet money that it won't be out till 2011.

The combat reminded me of Champions Online in a way because of the pacing and animations.

One thing I was trying to imagine was during all that NPC dialog, would it seem as cool if there was a dancing bounty hunter standing behind the quest giver the whole time? This IS a MMOG after all.

Or better yet, have some other players standing around in the background who react to your presence. If that system is as dynamic as they say it is, that would be pretty cool.
1211  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: August 26, 2009, 04:20:20 AM
Is it just me or the walking and running animations look clunky? Hopefully they'll look better later on, but they looked pretty rough.
1212  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Looking for a new fantasy novel/series on: August 25, 2009, 04:54:44 PM
What about Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge? That one always gets thrown about in these types of threads. Reading it now and it's pretty good.

For what it's worth, I didn't like Ender's Game either. Didn't like the theme of the book, ie kids fighting wars. It rubbed me the wrong way.
1213  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Your Search is Over: The Best BBQ Sauce In the Universe Has Been Found on: August 25, 2009, 04:27:47 AM
It's actually pretty spicy, enough to give any food a kick anyway. They rate it at medium:
1214  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Your Search is Over: The Best BBQ Sauce In the Universe Has Been Found on: August 25, 2009, 01:16:50 AM
You all fail.

This is the holy grail:

President's Choice Smokin' Habenero /w Tequila

Glucose/fructose, sugar, water, tomato paste, white vinegar, salt, seasonings (contain habanero powder), poblano pepper purée, mustard flour, onion and garlic powder, caramel colour, concentrated lime juice, tequila, soya sauce (water, wheat, soybeans, salt, sodium benoate), citric acid, natural flavours.

So so good. We use it on everything. Comes in a 2 Litre bottle.
1215  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 10 Greatest Cars on TV on: August 09, 2009, 06:09:55 PM
Why isn't the Delorean in the original list? It's not there in place of that hunk of junk from the 70's show??
1216  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Buld your own Companion Cube on: August 07, 2009, 10:42:22 PM
I thought I was going to see someone build their own Borg cube... I'm disappointed. Tongue
1217  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I hate cable monopolies..and a fee Dell mini 10 netbook on: August 07, 2009, 06:14:48 PM
Yeah, tell me about it. Where I live, we only have one cable company.
1218  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: So, what do you think the big MMO of the fall will be? on: August 06, 2009, 11:52:05 PM
You can also kill an opposing faction's NPCs while on the other side, which is fun. I think the amount of points you get for killing it depends on how important the NPC is. It's fun to know that NPCs aren't invulnerable.
1219  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Paula Abdul leaves American Idol on: August 06, 2009, 10:05:38 PM
They need another female singer to take her place. I vote for Mariah Carey.
1220  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bryan Singer doing 2012 mini-series for Sci Fi on: August 06, 2009, 09:48:40 PM

Quote from: Laner on August 06, 2009, 11:18:59 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 06, 2009, 06:28:34 AM

EDIT:BTW..why is it 'SyFy' this a new way of spelling Sci-Fi..shorter way perhaps,or is it a name of a company(not meaning the Sci-Fi channel)

You can't copyright the term "Sci-Fi"

Right, so then they buy the SyFy name from a site that's been using it for years and pretend they're came up with an original name, without giving credit where it's due.
1221  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [ABC] Defying Gravity on: August 06, 2009, 02:31:16 AM

Quote from: Scuzz on August 04, 2009, 11:18:47 PM

but I want an interesting sci-fi exploring space show that doesn't have the crew fucking each other and worrying about abortions.

give me some intersting people, an intersting ship and interesting problems each week

i don't need phaser cannons and aliens with human bodies except for one "different" feature

why can't I have this, why

Yeah, an extended version of Race to Mars comes to mind. That mini-series was great. Was pretty much what I envisioned Mars by Ben Bova to look like visually. Too bad a whole series couldn't be done this way.
1222  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [ABC] Defying Gravity on: August 03, 2009, 08:02:11 PM

Quote from: DoomyDoom on August 03, 2009, 06:56:11 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on August 03, 2009, 06:29:58 PM

At least they didn't throw science out the window

Did you watch the climax near the end where that chick got sucked out?

I assume near the end of the first half, because she got pulled back in by the end of the second.
1223  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [ABC] Defying Gravity on: August 03, 2009, 06:29:58 PM
Yeah, this was pretty bad. It felt pretty stale, and there was no chemistry between any of the characters. At least they didn't throw science out the window. But other than that, it was pretty bland.
1224  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: has this Remake been mentioned yet?..Total Recall on: July 31, 2009, 09:51:53 PM
Damn, why can't Hollywood make anything original anymore? I mean, there are tons of awesome novels to make movies out of these days. I haven't even seen Total Recall yet. They can't remake it.

I want to see Snow Crash made into a movie. I want to see Jennifer Government made into a movie. There was an old Ben Bova novel that I read once that seemed like it would make a good movie. It was about a society that used a holodeck-like box to solve any disputes by fighting in them to relieve stress, claiming it was safe until someone dies from it.
1225  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Win a copy of my zombie novel! on: July 31, 2009, 09:32:35 PM
Crap, I PMed them to you instead of emailing them. Is that Ok? I didn't keep a copy of the PM so that I could email you them.
1226  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Perhaps warm weather isn't ALWAYS better than cold weather... on: July 28, 2009, 11:48:01 PM
Been raining a lot here lately. Too much rain. Got a few terrential downpours within the last few days.

The result?
1227  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Madonna-new pics of freaky arms on: July 28, 2009, 07:36:37 PM
She looks like she's got anorexia or something. Doesn't look normal in any case.
1228  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Katy Perry - Best Rack in Show Business? (NSFW) on: July 27, 2009, 06:06:38 PM
Anyone notice how she resembles Zooey Deschanel?  It's the eyes. Very hypnotic eyes.
1229  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stargate Universe Casting plus teaser on: July 25, 2009, 12:49:17 AM
Anyone notice Richard Dean Anderson in the first scene?
1230  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sam Raimi to direct Warcraft movie? on: July 22, 2009, 10:15:49 PM
I believe they could be doing worse. This is actually a pretty big coup, and maybe it means the movie won't suck like many video game movies. What other video game movies have had big name directors attached to them? Uwe Boll doesn't count.
1231  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (TV) The Colony - Post Apoc. Survival on: July 22, 2009, 10:13:37 PM
Not sure when we'll get it in Canada, but it sounds similar to Pioneer Quest where the people had to live for a year like Pioneers did and encounter the same harsh conditions.
1232  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: So, what do you think the big MMO of the fall will be? on: July 22, 2009, 10:05:17 PM
My guess would be that people check out Aion for the awesome graphics and then quickly go back to WoW or whatever else MMO they're playing when the graphics lose their effect on people.
1233  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The New Doctor Who and his companion on: July 21, 2009, 07:09:00 PM
I like the suit, which looks like a throwback to the 70's, but I wish they'd change the actor. I thought that Steve Coogan would make a good Doctor.
1234  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple tells M$ to stop with the ads? on: July 19, 2009, 07:42:23 PM

Quote from: gellar on July 18, 2009, 09:47:37 PM

Quote from: iloveplywood on July 18, 2009, 09:41:46 PM

Quote from: mytocles on July 17, 2009, 08:33:47 PM

I'm afraid that I'm somewhat limited by my own knowledge-base and abilities to "learn new tricks" - but, wtf? There is no "backspace" key on an Apple laptop? Was it that important for them to separate themselves from MS, that one of the most common keystrokes was left in the dust?   eek

Is this still true?  I remember being in shock when trying to use my wife's IMac and not seeing a backspace key, what a pain in the rear.  Has the Mac finally discovered right-clicking?

As far as right clicking goes, on a Macbook, there is a very elegant multitouch system that acts as a right click.  I much prefer this to traditional PC trackpads - it's fantastic.  Similar to the keyboard, if you plug in any mouse, right click works as expected.

One of the things I was amazed when I first got a MacBook was the multitouch trackpad. Man, those things are slick. One finger moves the pointer, two finger scrolls a page. It became second nature to me and I find it really natural.
1235  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What Band would you like to see get back together? on: July 19, 2009, 06:53:26 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on July 17, 2009, 04:45:14 PM

I could use some more Crash Test Dummies.

Never broke up. They still tour. They mostly do the festival circuits these days, and sometimes Brad Roberts goes solo. In fact, there's a new Crash Test Dummies album being worked on now.
1236  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jake G. as Prince of Persia on: July 19, 2009, 06:30:07 PM
That just looks epicly bad.
1237  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So - Lunar landing gone from NAsa on: July 17, 2009, 05:35:48 PM
Here's a neat site that recreates the whole mission in realtime:
1238  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Book -> Movie] The Time Traveler's Wife on: July 17, 2009, 02:47:41 AM
Yeah, the book is awesome. I'm a little apprehensive about the movie though. I worry that they'll spend too much time focusing on the romance and not enough on the sci-fi part which is equally important.
1239  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Aion, anyone heard of this MMO? on: July 16, 2009, 02:40:36 AM
I can tell you that, having used Stigma stones, they can unlock new skills. Considering their drop rate is rare, you have more of a chance of picking something up that someone doesn't have. And you can slot up to 4 of them, so I expect things to get pretty interesting with the variety out there.
1240  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: hey Ron, we got a job for you! (new TMNT movie) on: July 14, 2009, 06:30:02 PM

Quote from: Destructor on July 14, 2009, 02:17:36 PM

They're making a new movie after the utter bomb of the 3rd one?

Fucking Hollywood. Crushing my memories once again.

They already did. It was a CGI movie.
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