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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 30, 2013, 04:18:32 AM
(Still trying to figure out why the earlier argument was over commas instead of quotation marks.)
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 26, 2013, 11:08:26 PM
Last Result:
Download Speed: 8815 kbps (1101.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1465 kbps (183.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 62 ms
Monday, August 26, 2013 6:04:41 PM

(Unsure of theoretical limit off the top of my head.)
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Am in a Book Reading Funk (Need Help!) on: March 20, 2012, 03:31:59 AM
To pat myself on the back for getting a new job I picked up The Witch Watch by Shamus Young, available in numerous formats.  I haven't finished it yet, but I'm enjoying it - it has something of a Gaimen/Pratchett feel to it, though maybe a bit dryer.  He's the dude that put together DM of the Rings and wrote a pretty decent fan-fic of System Shock called Free Radical which is a free download on the first link above.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 14, 2012, 03:12:02 AM

Quote from: Gratch on March 14, 2012, 02:53:00 AM



I thought that looked familiar
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Daylight Savings Time tonight (well, tomorrow morning) on: March 11, 2012, 04:48:37 AM
Con:  Kids still wake up at the same biological time
Pro:  Dog stops waking us up an hour early to go outside
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPad 3/HD on: March 07, 2012, 06:01:55 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on March 07, 2012, 05:52:22 PM

Dies minutos!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFwZ4a5fZYE&feature=fvst
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPad 3/HD on: March 07, 2012, 04:09:04 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on March 07, 2012, 03:50:46 PM

*OK, I need CeeKay or someone to remind me how to "code" hyperlinks here (so you don't see the URLs, and this doesn't take so much space icon_redface)?

Take this one:

Wired.com
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/03/live-blog-apple-ipad3-event/

Format it like this:

Code:
[url=http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/03/live-blog-apple-ipad3-event/][b]Wired.com[b][/url]

To get this:

Wired.com


8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 06, 2012, 06:46:49 PM

Quote from: morlac on March 06, 2012, 03:19:39 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 06, 2012, 03:17:02 AM

I got it.

And I got yours smile

 crybaby
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 05, 2012, 08:56:11 PM
Odd, my first thought was that someone needs to replace the Bosc, Anjous, or Bartlett that was stolen.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Books]JK Rowling to publish first adult novel on: February 23, 2012, 08:53:55 PM

Quote from: Purge on February 23, 2012, 08:27:37 PM

Perhaps...

Quote from: Purge on February 23, 2012, 08:36:38 PM

Right...

 ninja?
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Expendables 2 on: January 18, 2012, 09:38:56 PM
Considering that PG-13 is pretty much equivalent to R from the 80's, I see no problem.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It is as of right now official. I clicked the "submit application" button... on: December 31, 2011, 11:50:56 PM
Awesome.

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 31, 2011, 08:31:13 PM

Congrats, Pete. I'm sure you'll knock me dead.

Is that the pharmacy school equivalent of "break a leg"?
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Romance/Seduction in the workplace on: December 30, 2011, 06:12:01 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on December 30, 2011, 05:22:35 PM

None of the above.  You don't shit where you eat.

Very confusing/revealing.
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: November 29, 2011, 07:04:34 AM
No clue, but the scifi geek in me wants to read the book with that cover.  And I don't know why.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Holy shit, it's a funnel (and other unrecognized icons) on: November 24, 2011, 03:27:18 AM
You know, until tonight I've only ever seen a face
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: xkcd is awesome on: November 21, 2011, 04:20:46 PM
Daily sales of Minecraft smile
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: November 16, 2011, 02:50:36 PM
The two guys with their hands were nasty.  The woman was my breaking point...
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]Snow White and the Huntsman on: November 15, 2011, 07:11:22 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on November 15, 2011, 07:04:12 PM

so it turns into a pumpkin-colored 70s Pinto after midnight.

Baysplosion!
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 15, 2011, 07:08:54 PM

Quote from: zinckiwi on November 15, 2011, 06:51:30 PM

Quote from: stimpy on November 15, 2011, 06:41:29 PM

Ya know....I see this at sporting games all the time and I just dont get it.......

D-Gate? Makes no sense.........

Two guys fighting with gates makes just as little sense to me.......

Ha ha ha! You misunderstand completely. Let me explain.

They're PICKETERS.

Awesome smile
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 11, 2011, 09:32:04 PM
Got the shirt.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 09, 2011, 04:48:09 PM
Looks like it's wearing granny glasses smile
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [tv] Grimm and the 17th Precint on: November 01, 2011, 01:44:41 PM
Definitely enjoyed it.  The only down side is that my local NBC affiliate airs high school football on Friday nights, so here's hoping that they continue to re-air Grimm Sunday mornings at 1.03a.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Once Upon a Time on: November 01, 2011, 01:42:07 PM

Quote from: rittchard on October 31, 2011, 05:07:27 PM

One question: did they say why the queen herself is stuck there with no memory?
I believe it was explained that the curse affects everyone.  Though with Rumplestiltskin as the creator of the curse, I'm betting that he remains pretty much unaffected by it.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [BOOKS] SF Recommendation? on: October 29, 2011, 03:07:58 AM
For classic SF, seek out anything by Ben Bova, Greg Bear, or Gregory Benford.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 24, 2011, 07:35:07 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 24, 2011, 06:56:27 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 24, 2011, 05:43:00 PM

I'm pretty sure the odds of having every number 1 less are exactly the same as winning the lottery  ninja

Technically that's not quite true. If one of your numbers is the highest possible number in the lottery, there's no way you're going to be one less than each the winning numbers. The difference is slight, but it's there. slywink

So the winning strategy would be to always choose the highest number possible, so you can never lose to this close call...
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sell me a snow blower on: October 14, 2011, 08:24:37 PM

Quote from: Doopri on October 11, 2011, 02:36:14 PM

shovel the driveway by hand this year and buy one in march for 75% off! slywink

Sort of what we did last year.  Bought a smallish cheap-o snowblower off of craigslist last year and then splurged on something much nicer late in the season.  It was a used model, but reconditioned and took me pleasantly through the end of last year's long winter.  Even dumped the old cheap-o back through craigslist for about what I paid.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Impressions and stuff! [Official Review too!] on: October 07, 2011, 04:30:34 PM
It took me many many tries as well.  I'm pretty sure the EMPs will stun him and then you can take some potshots at him.  Once he starts tossing the grenades, there seems to be a pretty predictable pattern where he doesn't change direction, tosses out a cluster in front, then ~45 degrees to either side, then 90 to either side, before he swivels to actually target you.  If I remember right, I took advantage of this and stunned him each time he tried to target me, then circle around and hit him with whatever I could.  I never found any of the stuff in the room (other than the barrels) until after I defeated him.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reading glasses: tell me about them on: September 25, 2011, 07:15:01 AM
This reminds me - I need to get to the optometrist. 

I used to wear glasses, starting around 16 years ago after starting a carrier as a programmer.  One thing that annoyed the hell out of me was the clip on sunglasses that worked with my glasses.   Since my specs didn't really hug my skulll too closely, the clip-ons only blocked what was directly in front of me.  Since it wasn't the 80's, that wasn't a particularly large conical section, so I tended to squint a lot even with my "sunglasses" on.

So, a few years back I decided to give contacts a shot.  It took a few months of testing to find something comfortable, and then I contracted pink-eye from one of my spawn.  This managed to swell into blepharitis which took around ~9 months to dissipate (without contacts or glasses, which had broken by now), which is fortunate (Ironrod will attest, I think).

My eyes have since cleared up.  But there are frequent times when I just get a damn headache from working in front of the PC (sometimes accompanied by nausea). 

Being near sighted in one eye and far sighted in the other is somewhat problematic.  I can generally get around just fine.  But driving down the road, one eye can tend to draw miy attention to the bugs on the windshield.  When I first first realized I needed glasses (~17 years ago), I was heading to a wedding in the Chicago area and kept missing exits, since I couldn't read them until it was too late (before that I knew the names of all of the exits I used and didn't need to actually read anything).

It will be an interesting experiment - glasses while working, and nothing while driving...
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 23, 2011, 07:38:04 PM
For the spidermonk, would one leave out a spoon full of peanut butter or blood?
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 21, 2011, 06:58:04 PM
Neat.  I've never seen a kayahammocatamaran before.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 14, 2011, 04:44:09 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 14, 2011, 04:42:02 PM

I miss DBT being here. Tongue

Would he be able to teach us to find this funny picture at FunnyPart.com?
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 14, 2011, 02:21:11 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 14, 2011, 02:15:37 PM


smile
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Remake]Point Break on: September 14, 2011, 03:56:52 AM
Point Break was one of my favorite comedies.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Domino's plans pizza on the Moon on: September 13, 2011, 08:48:11 PM
And the crust tastes like regolith.

To keep it regional, they should go with "30 moonits or it's free"
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Ringer on: September 12, 2011, 08:27:21 PM

Quote from: spigot on September 12, 2011, 07:51:51 PM

Siobhan, yet the commercials I've seen pronounce it as Chivon (Shivan? Chiffon?). Weird.

Weird.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 12, 2011, 07:46:40 PM
The guy on the right looks like he's about to start reaching for something.  Like perhaps the strap to pull the door closed.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Impressions and stuff! [Official Review too!] on: September 09, 2011, 04:01:13 AM

Quote from: Rob_Merritt on September 09, 2011, 03:43:12 AM

I almost quit the game over the first boss. I walked in, no mater what I did I was dead within 10 seconds.
Similar.  Fortunately I had stumbled across some grenade-based hints before buying the game and so had been hoarding the ones that I could find.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: omg I put an offer on a house UPDATE on: August 24, 2011, 06:10:45 PM
Considering your original offer has likely expired, did you consider putting in a new, lower offer? ninja
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 5.9 Earthquake hits Virginia (!) on: August 23, 2011, 07:09:50 PM
Quote
Lake Anna Nuclear Facility

According to Jim Norvelle with Dominion Power, North Anna was designed to withstand a magnitude 5.9 6.1 earthquake.

Shwew
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 08, 2011, 07:56:09 PM
I don't think he has much of a choice.  (Looks like his index and pinkie pretty much just stop right there.)
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