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161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 17, 2012, 04:10:24 AM
162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Laptop: Apple or Windows on: February 15, 2012, 04:15:26 PM
The last laptop I bought for myself was a Mac. At the time there wasn't much else out there that was as portable yet powerful enough, and it was stupidly easy to get windows on it so I can bounce around multiple systems easier than using GRUB or something else. My few issues with it which I'm sure at least one thing has probably been fixed is that:

It's a block of aluminum, so certain parts got uncomfortably hot for me. Never enough to burn but if I was doing a heavy compile or I wanted to game a bit the thing just got hot.
The edges are sharp which would cut into my wrists after typing for a long time.
Without having a proper delete key it made programming a bit more of a pain. Older versions of VI don't like backspace....

Those were my main beefs with it. But in general it took my beating the shit out of it through college and kept running.

Now some of my issues with MacOS, I hate the trend they are going towards if you have to actually use it to work on things going to a "task centric" model over a "windows centric" model is the wrong fucking move. I program so I need multiple things open at the same time, it takes longer for me to swipe or move to another app then if I just move the mouse over and write out something in a terminal window. Doing these full screen apps and so forth is the wrong direction. And it's not just Mac I know, Windows 8, Gnome 3, Ubuntu's Unity they are all going this direction.

Anyway, I would do what I did with my wife and get a good Sager or Asus or something laptop. They are just as powerful and are now just as sleek and portable as Macs are for a lot cheaper. I bought hers from XoticPC. The only thing that nobody has really caught up to mac is with the trackpad. I have yet to find another laptop that has as nice a trackpad as macs new glass one. And there are no bios changes/hardware changes with Windows laptops, they've been using UEFI just as Mac has for the past few years. And a good chunk them you can still change out the friggin battery if you need to. Unlike the new macs.

Or you can always go insane and get one of these: http://www.razerzone.com/blade
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 14, 2012, 11:38:30 PM
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Iron Sky on: February 14, 2012, 08:25:11 PM
Apparently they played the only good part to the song in the trailer.
165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Iron Sky on: February 14, 2012, 06:40:03 PM
Anyone happen to know what the song is towards end of the trailer? Is that specific to the movie or an actual song somewhere?
166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 09, 2012, 07:09:50 AM
167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 06, 2012, 06:40:29 AM


168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Desperately need Cisco, UC, UCS engineers (Central US) on: February 02, 2012, 09:21:34 PM
I'm not but I know someone that might be is there a more linkish place that would have this? something that I can foward.
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 24, 2012, 06:48:19 AM
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 06, 2012, 06:56:43 PM
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 14, 2011, 09:05:50 PM
172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] G.I Joe 2: Retaliation on: December 14, 2011, 03:12:45 AM
Would have to try really hard to be as bad as the first one.
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 13, 2011, 10:09:14 PM
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Three Stooges: The Movie on: December 08, 2011, 03:51:39 AM
The gag parts are funny, interjecting pop culture people kind of ruins it though.
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need Suggestions on how to spend $1000 on: December 04, 2011, 04:19:28 AM
I would say the monitor is really nice, does data services include your data plan for your phone? Maybe wireless internet for your laptop?
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We as a society are messed up on: November 26, 2011, 05:58:26 AM

Quote from: Gromit on November 26, 2011, 02:55:28 AM

Utterly pathetic.

I'd rather pay full retail than endanger myself dealing with these dregs of society.

This is why we never go to Walmart.
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration on: November 20, 2011, 03:21:08 AM
It's okay, because pizza is a vegetable.
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 19, 2011, 07:02:27 AM

Quote from: spoonful on November 19, 2011, 06:58:56 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 19, 2011, 06:43:21 AM

I hope the cat wasn't declawed, the kid deserved to get cut the fuck up by the cat for hitting it.  either way the situation should never happen if the parent's or camera holder wasn't an idiot

This.

Yep
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 19, 2011, 04:23:34 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on November 19, 2011, 04:15:46 AM

Quote from: tjg_marantz on November 19, 2011, 03:56:35 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on November 15, 2011, 07:00:36 PM

Quote from: rickfc on November 15, 2011, 05:36:12 PM



Whoa...the thread made it to page 2 on the boards? NOT ON MY WATCH!

The cat delays a second or two and then says fuck it, the kids got to pay!

Hopefully the cat was declawed and the kid learned a lesson or two.

 retard You fucking serious?

Uh yeah,  I hope the cat was declawed so the kid wasnt seriously hurt and I hope the kid learned that hitting an animal, even a domesticated one, is risky.    Not quite sure why you find that retarded but then who knows. 


Because declawing cats is retarded. You don't detooth a dog because they nipped at someone for fucking with them.
180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Me Decide on a TV (for January) on: October 30, 2011, 03:47:25 PM
And I believe a lot of the heating issues have been sorted out. So they aren't giant furnaces on your wall anymore.
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Me Decide on a TV (for January) on: October 29, 2011, 04:01:45 AM
3D isn't taking off at all so I would not use that as a deciding factor in anything. 240 Hz TVs are also pretty much a sham. A good LED TV or a good Plasma with 120 Hz would be perfect for just about everything I think.
182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 28, 2011, 04:16:39 PM
Singham

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp-XqCrCi6I
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 28, 2011, 03:58:21 PM
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The iPhone 4S Thread on: October 19, 2011, 05:39:37 PM

Quote from: Devil on October 19, 2011, 03:53:43 PM

Crusis (and anyone)

This whole debacle with my phone has me considering Sprint - Any comments?

Thanks!

I've just switched to Sprint from ATT. In my area anyway my signal is the same if not better. Only downside is that there is no WiMax here and in general my 3G speeds are pretty slow compared to what I had on ATT. In general though I'm happy with switching and it's nice knowing that at least for now I have true unlimited data and no throttling shit.
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedon to direct 'The Avengers' on: October 18, 2011, 05:26:00 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 18, 2011, 03:44:45 PM

a bit about 'Avengers Phase 2' from the New York Comic Con:

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"We've already announced Iron Man 3 and Thor 2; both of those will be spread out within 2013," explained Feige. "We haven't announced yet the 2014 movies, but we are working on a draft of Captain America 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, and some of these other ones we've been talking about for a while. Ant-Man I'm hoping we can get off the ground sometime soon. If these first group of films "phase one" of this Avengers saga starting with Iron Man and ending with Avengers has an overarching theme, which it does. As people sort of watch all the movies together and then watch The Avengers movie, they'll see this big picture we've been building towards... we have started working on the bones and structure and threading for a phase two. It does start with Iron Man 3 and if it all works which we hope it does culminates in another Avengers film."

So, it's like a TV show....but in blockbuster movie form.
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would you change your online nickname? on: October 17, 2011, 08:36:02 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 17, 2011, 07:47:51 PM

funny, I never pictured Skylander as being kid friendly....

What are you trying to fucking say?

Spoiler for Hiden:
slywink
187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 17, 2011, 02:16:25 PM
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would you change your online nickname? on: October 17, 2011, 02:12:03 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 17, 2011, 01:19:38 PM

I would love to change my XBL or PSN name to just Bullwinkle instead of BullwinkleJ, but it's not killing me.  Where it gets me down is on some websites where even the J doesn't work.  Like Caine, I don't like having a random number on the end, so I start twisting it around into crazy configurations.  Good luck remembering those, brain!

I've had to do that a few times, but I've also picked up a few other names for sites that don't even let me choose my funky version. I wonder if Isgrimnur3 is taken.
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Would you change your online nickname? on: October 16, 2011, 06:22:18 PM
So I've used SkyLander for the better part of 10 years now. And now there is the new game Skylanders: Spryo's Adventur which I'm sure I'm going to get some "hurrrrs why did you choose that from a kids game". So given a situation like this would you find a new online nick? Only thing is that I've used this name everywhere....
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 15, 2011, 05:59:26 PM
I'm not sure that's a stable posture to fire a gun....
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The iPhone 4S Thread on: October 13, 2011, 02:26:30 PM
At least the App store now has a list of the apps you bought instead of the guess and check shit it was before.
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 13, 2011, 02:09:25 AM
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gonna Reset My Droid: Anything I should consider? on: October 08, 2011, 06:26:20 PM

Quote from: Canuck on October 08, 2011, 06:08:35 AM

Slightly off topic but I'm thinking of resetting my iPhone 3Gs as it seems to be a little bit slow these days. What would be the best way to go about doing that? Install the iOS5 update (when it comes out) and then do a factory reset or do a factory reset first and then install iOS5?  Or does it make any difference at all?

It probably doesn't make a difference but I would say factory reset then install 5
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best shoes for working on your feet all day? on: October 06, 2011, 02:06:44 PM
I good pair of merrells light hiking shoes are awesome. I've worn them for a long time. They all have vibram soles now I believe. I have a pair of Brooks running shoes and they are really good. I do recommend going to a true specialty store that actually knows something about feet. Foot Locker or whatever they usually don't know anything about what your needs are.
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gonna Reset My Droid: Anything I should consider? on: October 05, 2011, 10:44:23 PM
Root it and update to Cyanogenmod? If you are backed up all of your app purchases should be redownloaded automatically, and assuming you stored everything to google it should all be right there when you first sign in again. Just make sure you grab everything you want off of your SD card, pictures and whatever.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=670

One of the many guides there should help.
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: October 05, 2011, 01:24:49 AM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on October 04, 2011, 10:42:26 PM

Quote from: ravenvii on October 04, 2011, 07:28:47 PM

Just as I said. A meh upgrade.

By what standard? They nearly doubled the processor's performance. They dramatically improved the camera. The graphics performance received a huge boost, and they likely doubled the RAM to 1 GB. There's virtually nothing inside the 4S that's the same as inside the 4. I am not in the market for an iPhone this year, but this is a substantial upgrade. It's basically the iPad 2 squeezed into the iPhone 4's case.

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That's me, and I'm switching to Windows Phone this cycle.

Windows Phone 7 is impressive.


But, but...It looks like an iPhone 4.
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: October 04, 2011, 01:49:39 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 03, 2011, 09:29:13 PM

Looks like I'll be stuck with Sprint anyways if I want cell service after December since I'll be living smack dab in the middle of an AT&T dead zone. I guess I better start browsing their smartphone selection. 

I just got an Epic 4G Touch and it is amazing. The screen is absolutely stunning and better than anything else out there in my eyes(hurrrr). I also got the unlimited everything plan and it's been fine so far. I also got to take advantage of there bonus thing for switching, you bring your number and go onto a smartphone plan and Sprint gives you 125 dollars. It's supposed to be for whatever ETF you have from your old carrier. I brought me and my wife over and we basically would get 2 months free of service which is cool.
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Zarkon Needs to Lose Weight on: October 04, 2011, 01:43:33 AM
I did this: http://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/ and lost around 60 pounds. Whether or not you go through with it I recommend the tools to track your weight. Your weight will fluctuate wildly but don't get discouraged! The graphs on this help because it tracks the trend. Also the main purpose of exercising is that you maintain your muscle since that is what will go first and then the fat. You have a lot of muscle right now since you are carrying around that 350 pounds. The exercise will help focus your weight loss into the fat. I wish I did more exercising when I was losing weight.  And I also can't stress enough that your diet has to go into a lifestyle change, and it is the little things, if you go to subway or a sandwhich place get a small sandwich not a large, switch to ice tea and cut out all soda. And you have to cut down on snacks or switch to low/no calorie snacks. Portion control is the best to keep eating what you enjoy eating, you just have to regulate and not eat nearly as much of it. Those are the main things that changed with me. Basically you have to get into the mindset of you eat what your body NEEDS, not what your stomach/brain WANTS.
199  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: 2008 Do over. Obama Again? 2012. Obama Reelect? on: October 02, 2011, 05:59:29 PM
If the Republicans keep Gerry Mandering then it won't matter!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/opinion/sunday/tampering-with-the-electoral-college.html
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Redbox Question on: September 24, 2011, 03:04:03 AM
I"m kind of confused how you can burn through a whole game in a day?
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