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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: December 14, 2012, 12:35:17 AM
My daughter saw the movie last night at an LA showing, in 3D. She is, of course an LOTR superfan and can probably quote the dialogue from all those movies so maybe her opinion is to be expected but she loved it. She liked the added material and is looking forward to seeing the next movies. She did say she hated the 3D glasses, but who doesn't.
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See where every WWII bomb hit London on: December 08, 2012, 12:33:22 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 07, 2012, 01:22:31 AM

Jeez, those pics put 'em in perspective.  Blitz was definitely the right word.

Quote from: Scuzz on December 07, 2012, 12:30:29 AM

And yet dropping bombs on the city had little if no actual effect on the English. It was bombing the air fields that hurt them.

The English were very resilient, but I don't know if I'd go so far as to say the bombings had little effect.

I just meant that bombing the cities wasn't going to end the war, but had the Germans continued bombing the airfields they would have crippled the Royal Air Force.
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See where every WWII bomb hit London on: December 07, 2012, 12:30:29 AM
And yet dropping bombs on the city had little if no actual effect on the English. It was bombing the air fields that hurt them.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lot's of CaRAZY Drivers in Dallas on: December 07, 2012, 12:28:59 AM
Is anybody in Dallas actually from Dallas?
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Dragon Age 3: Inquisition on: December 03, 2012, 11:22:04 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 01, 2012, 04:45:13 AM

Quote from: skystride on November 30, 2012, 11:06:19 PM

DA1 turn based combat.

There is no such thing. Dragon Age: Origins had real time combat with pause. "Turn based" means that characters quite literally take turns acting.

Like Baldurs Gate or Icewind Dale.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming Trend's Countdown to the End of the World Giveaway: Divinity Anthology on: November 30, 2012, 11:41:59 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on November 29, 2012, 09:27:09 PM

There doesn't seem to be any way to enter for those of us who don't use Facebook or Twitter.  Too bad.


Yup. I guess we are out of luck. I don't tweet and I don't facebook.
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tarantino on: November 13, 2012, 12:32:53 AM
I just saw Inglorius Basterds last Saturday for the first time. Very entertaining movie with some great acting in it. Christoph Waitz is amazing.
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Holy shit, stomach bug... on: November 13, 2012, 12:31:07 AM
Nothing is as fun as going to see your doctor when you are fighting the instant craps and throw ups.
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Explosion in Indianapolis on: November 13, 2012, 12:28:10 AM

Quote from: Gratch on November 12, 2012, 12:59:21 PM

eek  WTF could have caused that?


Probably a gas line. San Bruno in the Bay Area had a gas line blow a couple years ago that killed 6 people and took out most of a block. Turned out a bad weld on an aging pipe line finally gave way. PG&E paid out a lot of money over that and it looks like it is just the tip of what could be a very expensive iceberg.
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If Weed is Legalize Nationwide, Will You Celebrate 420? on: November 09, 2012, 05:58:47 PM
I smoked for 10-15 years. And I still have friends who do, but maybe it's my age or whatever now, stronger weed maybe, but instead of a nice mellow buzz I just get paranoid now.

However, there are times it would be nice to sit at home and relax.

I wouldn't want my daughters to know though.    Roll Eyes
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do You Go To High School/College Reunions? on: November 07, 2012, 11:22:19 PM
Maybe the best school reunion I have been to was my wife's 20th. She graduated from what was then a one high school town in the middle of Ag land. They had 2 elementary schools (k-8). It just so happened that year was the schools 100th anniversary (or maybe the towns?) so they had reunions for every 10 year period on the same day in the same location, the county fair grounds. Her parents, aunts and uncles were there. She had cousins of all ages there. It was a good time.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do You Go To High School/College Reunions? on: November 07, 2012, 12:53:26 AM
I went to my 10 year HS reunion and had fun.

I went to my 15 year HS reunion and it was so so.

I went to the Friday night cocktail party for my 20th reunion and was bored.

I haven't been to one since. My 40th is 2014.

I don't know when my college ones have been and I don't care.
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DISNEY buying LUCASFILM....More Star Wars coming... on: November 02, 2012, 11:13:51 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 31, 2012, 09:47:52 PM

holy shit.. I just realized... Summer 2015:

The Avengers 2
Justice League of America
Episode VII?

I wonder if we'll see a Thanksgiving release for VII since Disney probably doesn't want anything taking away the spotlight from Avengers 2.  of course the 2015 release date effectively removes Whedon from the equation.

What about part 4 of the Hobbitt?
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I used to run a winery... on: August 30, 2012, 07:00:48 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on August 29, 2012, 05:37:40 AM

Had a second interview with the same company and I got the job! Wow, 6 weeks at home is suprisingly NOT fun!

Congrats......can you tell us where?
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Time to say good-bye to my best friend. on: August 09, 2012, 07:25:09 PM
 crybaby



damn dude...that should have a not safe for work label on it.

I do feel your pain.
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Time to say good-bye to my best friend. on: August 07, 2012, 11:22:42 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on August 07, 2012, 10:12:09 PM

I hate these threads. It really sucks that pets have such short lifespans.


You want a turtle. It will probably outlive me. Eventually the kid who bought it is going to get stuck taking care of a geriatric reptile.


Sorry about the dog. We have never replaced the last one we had.
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Clueless Gamer with Conan O'Brien on: August 06, 2012, 03:49:08 PM
I have seen a couple of them now and they are quite funny.    nod
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are your favourite series of films? on: July 30, 2012, 03:58:53 PM
The first three Indiana Jones movies......the fourth doesn't count.
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Identity Theft? on: July 25, 2012, 08:22:14 PM
When we first moved into our new home with a new phone number we would get phone calls for a guy who apparently ran a drywall company. Eventually these calls turned into calls from collectors trying to get money from the guy. I don't know if we finally convinced them we weren't who they thought we were or they just gave up but the calls stopped.

I have also recently had all my deceased fathers mail sent to my office. I am amazed how the postal service now notifies everyone of an address change. Anyone who attempted to "use" your address would trigger a landslide of changed paperwork. 
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (personal text) How would you decipher this? on: July 23, 2012, 10:30:12 PM
Go with A and instantly start giving her your opinion on everything, all the time, forever.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Great White bites man in half on: July 15, 2012, 04:09:06 AM
This is what keeps Australia's unemployment rate down.
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [CC Fraud] Awkward conversations with customer service on: July 13, 2012, 10:28:15 PM
I have received several calls from my bank or a bank asking whether a credit card purchase or certain activities were okay. Once while my parents were vacationing back east I received a call (not sure how they got my number) asking about purchases being made with their credit card back east. I told them everything was fine. I have also received calls regarding a purchase on my business card in LA that was not authorized, as someone had apparently got my info.

Customer service has always been really nice and ever since the attempted fraud on my card I have no problem with them calling to check on the cards use.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Penn State Saga] Sandusky Convicted - PSU football deserves death penalty? on: July 13, 2012, 05:47:04 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 13, 2012, 03:51:36 PM

At that time, the students also weren't aware of the Freeh report's findings.  There was still reason to believe JoePa wasn't really aware of what had transpired with Sandusky...or that he didn't fully understand it. 

We're not seeing these riots now that the Freeh report HAS been released.

It will be interesting to see how the students and alums react to the report.
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck tomorrow, Pete on: July 13, 2012, 05:45:31 PM
Yeah, give it time and when the pain subsides and you get off the pain meds I think you will be surprised how much better you feel.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck tomorrow, Pete on: July 13, 2012, 03:29:07 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on July 12, 2012, 04:17:01 PM

Quote from: Teggy on July 12, 2012, 03:56:44 PM

Hope you're feeling a little better.

Curious - what is the purpose of going in through the front vs. the back?

Better access to the spine, less post-op pain, uncomplicated entrance pathway, and anterior discectomies have a better success rate than posterior. 


he he, you said posterior........
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Penn State Saga] Sandusky Convicted - PSU football deserves death penalty? on: July 13, 2012, 03:27:04 PM

Quote from: Turtle on July 13, 2012, 11:12:02 AM

It's probably helping with the clean up efforts to have this threat of the death penalty hanging over them to make sure all those responsible get outed.

They are already gone and two are facing criminal prosecution. I think the NCAA will feel it has to do something and the football team will be the ones punished. In a sense while hurting "innocent" players it is the football teams of the past that benefited most from the "football first" attitude of Paterno and Penn State.

I kept hearing on the radio yesterday that a couple years ago the AD went to Paterno's house to fire him, and Paterno refused to let him in and ended up keeping his job. If that story is true is says who the boss was at Penn State.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This is the Last straw DIRECT TV...... on: July 11, 2012, 10:59:46 PM

Quote from: Calavera on July 11, 2012, 10:17:32 PM

Quote from: JuniorDan on July 11, 2012, 09:05:08 PM

Quote
2. 4 streams max. Period. Can be 4 HD, 4 SD, this doesn't matter, just a max of 4 channels going at the same time. Anything recording counts toward this, watching recorded TV does not. You can pause live TV on any box. You can be limited to less if your wire distance to the VRAD is too long and you can't train at the highest profile.

I just called ATT to cancel my installation and they put the tech manager on the phone who insist its 8 stream total.
With my 5 tv streaming I can only record 3 shows while viewing TV but a max of 4 can be recorded.
This will work.
I would just hate for the tech to install then have to pull it out because its not so.



That tech manager was very mistaken.

I should clarify. The max number of unique live TV channels is 4 channels. It doesn't matter, assuming you're on the highest profile, HD vs SD. On lower profiles, you get less HD channels, but you're still limited to 4 "live TV" channels.

For example, say you want to watch/record NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX at the same time.

1. You can watch NBC on one TV, ABC on one TV, CBS on one TV and FOX on one TV. On the 5th TV, you would have to watch recorded TV or the same channel as one of the other TVs.

2. You are recording NBC and ABC on the DVR. You can watch CBS on one TV and FOX on one TV. On the other 3 TVs, you would have to watch recorded TV or the same channel as one of the other TVs.

3. You are recording NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX on the DVR. On all 5 TVs, you have to watch recorded TV or the same channel as is being recorded.

For all of these, if someone wanted to watch Cartoon Network, they wouldn't be able to without someone changing from NBC, ABC, CBS or FOX to Cartoon Network.

Here is AT&T's official explaination:
http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB401042&title=Understanding+U-verse+TV+streams#fbid=mdidjeQRxJX


I do believe that is all correct as explained.
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This is the Last straw DIRECT TV...... on: July 11, 2012, 10:56:57 PM

Quote from: JuniorDan on July 11, 2012, 07:49:04 PM

How many TV can be viewed with U-verse at the same time. I have 5 TV 2 of which are HD. Last time I tried U-verse when the HDTV were on the standard tv could not be viewed. With in a month U-verse was gone.
So here I am faced with changing service again and me being with ATT wireless for 14 years, I want to give them a chance plus I like the every room DVR.
Can I get some user input. 
HD quality compared to DTV?
Number of simultaneous live TVs that can be viewed?
Do the channel change when I hit the button? (people with DTV know what Iam talking about)
Is the hardware reliable?
Do the channel go out when it rains? Roll Eyes kidding.

Don't know about the HD questions. We use 3 TV's but I haven't heard of any limitations. The DVR will record/play four items at a time and we have never filled it up. The channels change quick enough. The system has been much more reliable than Dish and other than the occasional blip we have had no problems. With Dish we would have to re-boot the system from time to time and in bad weather we would lose the signal, that doesn't happen with u-verse.
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck tomorrow, Pete on: July 11, 2012, 10:52:52 PM
yeah, but how can you wear those glasses............ Roll Eyes
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This is the Last straw DIRECT TV...... on: July 11, 2012, 06:29:18 PM

Quote from: Jag on July 11, 2012, 04:07:09 PM

How is Uverse?


We went to U-Verse from Dish and like it much better. They give you the opening cheap deal and then the cost ends up expensive but they have a better DVR set up and we never loose the picture in bad weather.
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck tomorrow, Pete on: July 11, 2012, 03:48:33 PM



112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This is the Last straw DIRECT TV...... on: July 11, 2012, 03:46:20 PM
U-Verse just went through this with the AMC Channel family. I guess it was resolved as the channels are still there, but for a week there was an additional channel next to the AMC channel explaining why it might disappear.
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I used to run a winery... on: July 09, 2012, 04:12:04 PM
Where are you that a company under the same roof has a winery and a brewery? Did this place just open a restaurant in a certain location? Just curious.
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We need fresh blood- dont we? on: July 03, 2012, 06:21:48 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 03, 2012, 04:30:50 PM

Quote from: Kagath on July 03, 2012, 03:18:09 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 03, 2012, 02:09:31 PM

Interestingly, traffic to the front of the site has increased.   icon_cool
Sounds like you need to point them towards the forum more then.

Well, for years we tried pointing you guys to the front of the site to no avail... Heck, Scuzz up there thinks our site is only a forum by his assessment of our traffic  slywink

I am not sure of your point. I know there are areas I haven't been to simply because they don't interest me so maybe they are very busy. Tell me oh wise one, what am I not aware of?
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What do I need from Amazon? on: July 03, 2012, 04:15:19 PM
I forget how it finally played out but California and Amazon agreed to some settlement that kept Amazon from threatening to quit doing business here. Amazon threatened to give up their local California "partners".
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We need fresh blood- dont we? on: July 03, 2012, 04:12:09 PM
Just in the short time I have been here I have seen the site slow down to a trickle. Sadly I think that is just the way things work.
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Divine Divinity..GOG Dl'd Patch? on: July 03, 2012, 04:10:07 PM
I have been playing Divine Divinity using a dl'd from GOG I think. Anyway I have run into a bug that prevents me from finishing the game. I have found a walkthrough on line that claims the problem I have was resolved in a patch years ago.

My question....Aren't these digitial downloads fully patched?

AND...What would happen if I tried to put a patch over what I have now?

The glitch involves the recruiting of the Imp for the Council of Seven. Any help would be appreciated.
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Feeling Defeated/Ethan's hospital stay on: July 02, 2012, 08:46:34 PM
Now, can we talk about your problem of being a 49er fan?
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Feeling Defeated/Ethan's hospital stay on: July 02, 2012, 04:42:25 PM
Looks like a great kid and sounds like things are going well. I continue to wish the best for your boy and family.       nod
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter on: June 22, 2012, 10:07:35 PM
The reviewer in my local paper hated it...the reviewer for the SF Chronicle sounded like he liked it, well, didn't hate it anyway.
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