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1641  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Franken/Coleman - predictions? on: November 17, 2008, 10:21:23 PM
An intersting statistical breakdown of a re-count.........

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/11/frankens-odds-of-winning-recount-may-be.html
1642  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Franken/Coleman - predictions? on: November 17, 2008, 09:30:52 PM

Quote from: Brendan on November 17, 2008, 04:46:54 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on November 17, 2008, 04:28:31 PM

Don't you think it odd that all the "discovered" votes went one way?.................

Where's your citation for this?  I don't believe you.

I am not sure if this is where I read it or not.........http://www.openmarket.org/2008/11/08/votes-magically-appear-for-liberal-ex-comedian/

The url probably gives you an idea which side these guys support.......
1643  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Harry Potter Trailer Out on: November 17, 2008, 04:50:52 PM
I started reading these books to my daughter. I think I read her the first two. By the third book she was reading them in 36 hours and I had to read them on my own. I took her to the midnight book parties for the 5-6-7 books.

The books themselves are pretty good. They are huge books for a kid to read.

As for the movies, well, there is no way everything in the books could be put into the movies, there just isn't enough time. As sad as it is that the final book will be two movies at least you know they will give everything it's due. I have found the movies to be very entertaining. Sure the acting wasn't too good but I think the kids have actually gotten better with each movie. Except maybe Ron.

The kid who died in Goblet of Fire plays the main vampire hunk in Twilight. No I have not read nor plan to see the movie of Twilight. My Potter fiend daughter tells me that while the book is OK she says there are some very boring parts and that the author has trouble describing anything.
1644  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Franken/Coleman - predictions? on: November 17, 2008, 04:28:31 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on November 15, 2008, 05:06:28 PM

Quote from: msduncan on November 15, 2008, 04:35:00 PM

Prediction:   They will steal it for Franken.    They've already managed to find 400+ votes for him even before the recount.     

Do you think they should have ignored those?

Ale

Don't you think it odd that all the "discovered" votes went one way?.................
1645  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: No Bailout for GM please. Let em die. on: November 13, 2008, 11:08:33 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 12, 2008, 01:57:33 AM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 12, 2008, 01:11:32 AM

Quote from: MrZubbleWump on November 11, 2008, 11:17:53 PM

Also, if you have more than 2 children then you are almost forced into owning a SUV. 

Mini-van FTW.

don't they still have cars with luggage racks?

Is the luggage rack for the kids or for the graceries? Either way a luggage rack won't work. When my kids were little I drove a used Areostar because of all the crap you need for them, especially going out of town.

In the old days it was station wagons, I don't know why they are gone and SUV's are in. Maybe because the bodies being truck bodies they are cheaper to make?

With child safety seat laws the way they are now I don't know how anybody could travel with 3-4 kids still in child safety seats.
1646  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Keith Olbermann is ANGRY (Prop 8) on: November 13, 2008, 06:39:10 PM
If your right the Florida vote goes way beyond the California vote in it's outlawing of domestic partnerships.........
1647  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Questions about the HD Changeover Feb 2009 on: November 13, 2008, 04:42:35 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 12, 2008, 09:57:36 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 12, 2008, 09:10:36 PM

So does HD tv = digital?

Or do I have to replace the antenna?

HDTV is digital, but digital is not necessarilly HDTV.  "Digital" Cable was a selling point for cable companies several years before they started offering HD services.

No you shouldn't need to replace your antenna.  Don't fall for any of that "HD-ready" branding.  An old, roof or attic mounted antenna in use for over 20 years would be perfectly fine for picking up the local digital signals. 

I have heard a local TV exec on local radio say that there will be some people who will need to get new antenna's. I imagine it will be only if you are using some ancient model although I don't know what changes have been made to them.
1648  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Keith Olbermann is ANGRY (Prop 8) on: November 13, 2008, 04:36:05 PM

Quote from: SuperHiro on November 13, 2008, 03:54:16 AM

I suppose the gays will have to continue with the time honored tradition of waiting until the parents are dead before coming out.


That's a family thing. I know there are some like that but in the circles I run in it is pretty well known (not guessed, they are out) who is gay and who isn't. I don't think making something legal would change that. In some families there would still be the stigma.

As for Olbermann, I used to really enjoy watching his show. Unlike the right wing wackos he seemed to be able to discuss the days events without going over the edge. However the election changed that. He is as wacko left as Limbsugh is wacko right. They both look for the tiniest thing and then blow it way up out of proportion. A left leaning site I often look at had people who hate Olbermann, not for the way he treats Bush of course, but for the way he treated Hillary.

Now that the election is over it will be interesting to see if Olbermann will be able to be critical of an Obama administration. I doubt it.

As for O'Reilly, he must have some talent although I have never seen it. Limbaugh has his schtick and plays to his audience. Hannity, is an idiot.
1649  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Keith Olbermann is ANGRY (Prop 8) on: November 12, 2008, 11:34:47 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 12, 2008, 11:21:57 PM

Maybe because people expect Californians to show some decency as a populace.

Geez, your not from California are you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1650  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Keith Olbermann is ANGRY (Prop 8) on: November 12, 2008, 10:25:30 PM
Question....I understand Florida voted down gay marriage also, why is the wrath of the great unwashed only on California? Did Kieth only blow a fuse over California? I didn't watch the video because I just can't stomache Kieth anymore.






ps....I was being sarcastic with the "great unwashed" thing.
1651  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Questions about the HD Changeover Feb 2009 on: November 12, 2008, 09:21:55 PM
As I  understand it any TV bought in the last couple years probably has the digital system required built into it. It is the old TV's that are a problem. Therefore, if you have HD-TV it sure work without a convertor.




Another note for convertor buyers (I will need one for a non-hooked up TV), you should buy one that has "analog passthru" technology. This will enable you to get the lower power stations that could easily spring up in many areas.                                   
1652  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Love This: the stick Enters the Toy Hall of Fame on: November 12, 2008, 06:50:23 PM
I have a fifteen year old daughter who even now will play with any large box that comes home..............
1653  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Keith Olbermann is ANGRY (Prop 8) on: November 12, 2008, 06:47:12 PM
No reason, just a little immature idiotic attempt at humour........... thumbsdown
1654  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Keith Olbermann is ANGRY (Prop 8) on: November 12, 2008, 05:54:38 PM

Quote from: Brendan on November 12, 2008, 04:37:12 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 12, 2008, 04:30:29 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on November 12, 2008, 04:24:34 PM

I also think the idea that a "right" was taken away is a grand legal exaggeration. There is no "right" to marriage.

Didn't a US Supreme Court trial outright state that marriage was a part of the inalienable right for the pursuit of happiness?

Loving v. Virginia:

"The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men."

"free men" being the important line  paranoid
1655  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Franken/Coleman - predictions? on: November 12, 2008, 04:28:37 PM
What is with Minnesota? A wrestler for Governor and now comedian as Senator.

I mean here in California we just have Austrian Body Building/Actor Governors and past Senators who were actors.

No damn comedians.
1656  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Keith Olbermann is ANGRY (Prop 8) on: November 12, 2008, 04:24:34 PM
The interesting thing about Prop 8 is that in polling it turned out that the voting broke down in such a manner that while Obama was attracting more black voters to the polls, most of the black voters (75-80%) voted for Prop 8.

The gay movement has alienated the black vote by comparing the civil rights movement to the gay rights movement. I know even my daughter hit me with that arguement (no, she's not gay).

I also think the idea that a "right" was taken away is a grand legal exaggeration. There is no "right" to marriage.

Oh yea, Kieth Olbermann has gone from being interesting and funny to being a real tool.
1657  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Planet of the Apes experts - help please? on: November 10, 2008, 11:01:54 PM
Not much help but I think they should be watched in the order they came out. I don't think there is a character trail thru all of them but a few of them do have some connection to the previous movie.
1658  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Just print more money on: November 10, 2008, 04:44:19 PM

Quote from: Moliere on November 09, 2008, 07:37:11 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on November 09, 2008, 05:50:25 PM

So you would never consider increasing your income as part of your plan? That's pretty silly.

The government doesn't have income. Taxes are removing money from one part of the economy, taking some out to cover bureaucracy and then moving it to another part of the economy.

Damm Straight...the government just takes money from one source and thru waste and programs of various supposed benefit moves the same money around. The government has never learned to budget. Taking money from people so that you can re-distribute it to them is insane.
1659  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tongue numb after dentist on: November 10, 2008, 04:38:33 PM
Sounds like a lawsuit to me...............
1660  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tuesday, Nov 4th: You vote, my son has brain surgery [long] on: November 08, 2008, 12:23:39 AM
I hope things get better, your due......................
1661  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Love This: the stick Enters the Toy Hall of Fame on: November 07, 2008, 06:58:11 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on November 07, 2008, 04:47:47 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on November 07, 2008, 04:37:31 PM

I wonder who has the copyright on the stick..............

Patent would be the appropriate term here.   ninja

I suck.............
1662  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: [US Prez Election] Who did you vote for in the 2008 US elections? on: November 07, 2008, 05:13:20 PM
I did not vote for persident. Couldn't vote for McCain (I usually vote republican) and just couldn't make myself vote for Obama. I considered it, but had I voted for him the ONLY reason would have been to elect a black president, and I decided that was not the best of reasons.

I live in California where my presidential vote doesn't count anyway. The demo's own that.
1663  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: McCain's Concession Speech on: November 07, 2008, 05:09:19 PM
Isn't it nice to now that the people who run our country are so mature.......
1664  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Love This: the stick Enters the Toy Hall of Fame on: November 07, 2008, 04:37:31 PM
I wonder who has the copyright on the stick..............
1665  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: McCain's Concession Speech on: November 07, 2008, 04:34:11 PM
Mountain out of a mole hill.......................
1666  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: McCain's Concession Speech on: November 06, 2008, 09:31:00 PM

Quote from: Brendan on November 06, 2008, 05:04:31 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on November 06, 2008, 04:44:21 PM

Also, had Obama been making such a speech to his followers I think you would have heard some of the same noise.

I don't.  Obama hadn't spent months and months denigrating his opponent as an anti-American terrorist-sympathizer.  Conservatives can't have it both ways - they claimed there would be riots if Obama lost, and riots if Obama won.  And yet - no riots - it was all just masturbatory right-wing fantasy, hoping that their worst fears were confirmed so that they could finally be openly intolerant again.

McCain's concession speech was classy and authentic; it truly was the best address he'd given during the entire campaign.  The behavior of the audience seemed to disappoint and frustrate him, and I hope he feels regret about inciting them in the first place.

So Obama followers are all nice, polite, quiet little people who would not have raised a voice in frustration if Obama had told them that they should give McCain a chance to do what he felt was best for the American people. Bull....

Don't turn his campaign workers into saints...........
1667  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Celebrate Good Obama [South Park] on: November 06, 2008, 04:47:27 PM
They used direct quotes from both Obama and McCain's speeches.

So that was Oceans 11, huh. I knew it had to be from a recent movie and guessed that one but not having seen it I wasn't sure.

Actually kind of a blah episode I thought.
1668  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: how do they know? on: November 06, 2008, 04:45:35 PM
Must be. I know I have logged onto sites that actually recognize what city I am in. Kind of freaks me out a little.
1669  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: McCain's Concession Speech on: November 06, 2008, 04:44:21 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on November 05, 2008, 11:07:24 PM

Quote from: brettmcd
And if the other side had lost people were calling for riots, so I think a few idiots in a crowd booing doesnt compare much to that.

So the moral of the story is that hypothetical bad behavior is automatically worse than the real thing?

-Autistic Angel

I think you have to remember he was speaking to people who had devoted the last year to winning. Their "dream" had just been crushed. They had probably imbibed a touch. This wasn't a non-partisan crowd there out of curiousity, this was the hard core campaign crew. For that reason I think you have to forgive them for their inappropriate boo's. Also, had Obama been making such a speech to his followers I think you would have heard some of the same noise.
1670  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: McCain's Concession Speech on: November 05, 2008, 09:18:04 PM
I thought that speech was a great speech. I honestly like McCain. Wouldn't mind sharing a few beers with him, but I couldn't vote for him.

His speech was exactly what was needed. He spoke to the historical quality of the election, he spoke to his government service and to his love of country. He even mentioned Obama grandmother and how sad it was she had recently died and that he was sure how proud of him she would be.

A great speech.
1671  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Car warranty scam? on: November 05, 2008, 04:27:50 PM
I'm getting these at work. They tell you if you hit the 2 button you're name will be removed from their list but you hit 2, the line goes dead and then they call back a day or two later.
1672  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apparently I live in a Charles Dickens' Novel on: November 04, 2008, 10:14:07 PM
oh man, head lice. My daughter got head lice from her elementary school years ago and that was really a pain in the ass. The weird thing is that from what I have found out it is much more common than anyone would believe and can happen almost anywhere.
1673  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is There Hope for Metallica? on: November 04, 2008, 04:49:27 PM
Ever since they built the Save Mart Center (15,000+) here in town we get some really big bands when they tour. I just can't bring myself to spend the kind of money they want for bands that have played there best 15-20 years ago.

We've had the Stones, The Who, Madonna, Metallica is coming for the second time, the Eagles. Some of these weren't my favs back in the day but I don't really want to pay$75-$125 bucks to re-live some memory from my past.

I grew up a big Blue Oyster Cult fan and granted their latest music sucks for the most part, but when they tour they hit small venues, bars usually. I will still see them in that kind of atmosphere. Hell, I got to shake Buck Dharma's hand once we were so close to them.
1674  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apparently I live in a Charles Dickens' Novel on: October 31, 2008, 08:29:22 PM
I have a friend who works for the railroad which requires he does some traveling. Last week he stayed at a motel he had stayed in several times before. In the morning he woke up to find bed bugs all over his bed. Needless to say it freaked him and he switched motels.
1675  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: What does "drinking the Kool Aid" mean? on: October 30, 2008, 10:59:41 PM
well I think that does, good night, and well see you tomorrow..........
1676  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Like Mustard! on: October 29, 2008, 11:26:28 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on October 29, 2008, 07:42:15 PM

I prefer eating beaver without mustard. 



Okay, who didn't see that one coming..... eek
1677  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: One of those questions... on: October 29, 2008, 11:24:54 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 29, 2008, 04:08:08 PM

Oh, and as for Daehawk's infinite acceleration question:

The faster you move the higher your mass becomes.  If you start approaching the speed of light with your frictionless magic-gear car the mass will approach infinity and, as per F=ma, will start needing infinite force to achieve any kind of acceleration.

Okay, I don't pretend to understand anything you have written, but, it seems to me if there is no friction and you are already approaching the speed of light, regardless of your mass there is nothing to slow you down because there is no friction. Even as your mass grows there is nothing for it to react with.....right.
1678  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm a new dad again!!!!! on: October 29, 2008, 05:01:41 PM
Congrats to you, again........
1679  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: One of those questions... on: October 29, 2008, 03:18:49 PM
wouldn't you need huge brakes to stop.....................
1680  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Like Mustard! on: October 29, 2008, 03:14:47 PM
mayonaisse=evil, slimey white stuff

should only be used with tuna
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