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1721  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Desktop Thread on: February 23, 2007, 01:07:39 AM
There you go.

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1722  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Desktop Thread on: February 22, 2007, 08:37:18 PM
And my reign lives on for spiffy wallpapers.

And my laptop

Think I'll hunt down a new one for it. Had that one for awhile.
1723  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Desktop Thread on: February 22, 2007, 07:18:33 PM
Meh, haven't had one of these in awhile and I'm bored at work.

1724  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Avatar changing madness!!! on: February 20, 2007, 06:41:07 PM
Meh finally decided to get one.
1725  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Worst song lyrics of all time? on: February 20, 2007, 06:23:32 PM
Hey baby wake up from your a sleep
We have arrived onto the future
And the whole world is become....

Elektronik, Supersonik,
Supersonik, Elektronik,

Hey baby ride with me away,
We doesn't have much time,
My blue jeans is tight,
So onto my love rocket, climb,
Inside tank of fuel is not fuel, but love,
Above us, there is nothing above,
but the stars, above

All systems gone!
Prepare for downcount!

5....4....3....1! Off blast!

Fly away, my space rocket,
You no need put money in my pocket
The door is closed I just lock it,
(Ha) I put my (Ha) port plug in your socket (Ha Ha Ha)

The sonic sky is bright like fire
You and me gets higher and higher
Cut communication wire
Only thing can stop us is flat tire

Ha, Ha, Ha Ha Ha Ha

Hey love crusaider
I want to be your space invader
For you I will decend the deepest moon crater
I is more stronger than Darth Vapour
Obey me I is your new dictator
For you is Venus, I am Mars
With you I is more richer than all the tzars
Make a wishes on a shooting stars
Then for you I will play on my cosmic guitars!

Ladies and Gentlemen
Fasten your beltseats
We has commenced our decent
I trust you enjoy this flight
As much as you enjoy this accent

Now back on Earth its time for downsplash
Into sea of eternal glory my spaceship crash
People have arrived for cheer me from near and far
And as I float I open door and shout
"I am worlds biggest, washed-up superstar!"

(Supersonik, Elektronik)

As for sure as the sun rises in the west
Of all the seas and all the boats I am the bestest
come, let me put ring of Jupiter on your finger
Then like a smell around you I will forever linger
Ok, is time for end, no more will I sang
Let me take you back in time,
I want for you to experience big bang

Long live space race
Long live, Molvania

For everyone that wants to see this wonderful song that is also totally hilarioius.
1726  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shopping for a new HDTV, need advice... thread redeemed! on: February 20, 2007, 05:41:01 AM

That is what my Dad used. They aren't presentation projectors.

Basically it all comes down to price point, you'll get a kick ass TV for 1-2000 dollars, compared to a so-so projector. You get to 6-7000 you'll get a great projector that is comparable to a 10,000 dollar TV.

For the price range Ridah is looking at he's just better off getting a great TV compared to so-so projector. If he had more money than yeah a great projector is feasible.
1727  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shopping for a new HDTV, need advice... thread redeemed! on: February 20, 2007, 03:08:41 AM
Projectors are only good if you have the money for an actual good projector.  A cheap projector will never look as good as a regular HDTV. They just can't reach the depth of colors and contrast ratio. I mean DLP is a 3 barrel projector while most projectors only have 1. If you want to get into the projetor area that could start to rival regular HDTVs you're talking 5-10,000 dollars for a good projector. That is a good Sony or Sharp projector.

Anyway that is my thing on projectors being a stagehand and having a Dad that developed a sports book using all Sony projectors.
1728  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re:'s top 99 most desirable women 2007. on: February 11, 2007, 05:38:23 AM
Why did they pick the fugliest pics of Scarlett, and why must she wear her hair up all the time? She is so much hotter with her hair down and having it shoulder length.

Brunnette does not look good on her either. WHY? ASKMEN WHY?
1729  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Eve Online on: February 10, 2007, 09:53:05 PM

There are some answers at least.
1730  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Eve Online on: February 10, 2007, 07:39:25 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on February 10, 2007, 03:12:44 PM

Well I was really considering playing EVE till I read this story. I mean its ok for devs to play thier own game but to cheat? To give themselves motherships and blueprints and to ignore GM help requests and stuff. No thanks frown

Well I know what you mean but hopefully the devs finally do something smart about all of this.
1731  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT HT/Gaming Setups [56k Warning] on: February 09, 2007, 12:57:40 AM
Not quite as awesome as Hanks stuff, damn a pinball machine would be fun.

My old school game
1732  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher on: February 05, 2007, 08:29:03 PM

Only thing I think about when someone mentions The Witcher
1733  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ever wondered what is your true faith ? on: February 02, 2007, 07:25:52 AM
1734  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's everyone listening to? on: February 02, 2007, 04:37:31 AM

Quote from: Simon on February 01, 2007, 09:27:17 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on January 30, 2007, 05:11:07 PM

I don't really know why I post in these though, nobody else likes trance music.

I like vocal trance a lot, although I like the sound more varied rather than the typical European female singing. A couple of recent trance/electronic albums I really liked were Hybrid - I Choose Noise and Tri-State - Above and Beyond.

You never get on MSN anymore Simon, or you delete/blocked me which is entirely possible. If you get on I can shoot you a link to that Armin Van Buuren CD that I'm sure you'll enjoy.

And thanks for the list depward, Covenent sounds pretty good smile. We Stand Alone is a great song.

Have you heard of PPK? They have some good songs you might like. Kind of old school though.

Add Assemblage 23 to that list also, my only thing is that it seems a lot of male vocals sound very 80's. Could be just me though heh.
1735  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's everyone listening to? on: January 30, 2007, 07:41:57 PM

Quote from: depward on January 30, 2007, 07:04:00 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on January 30, 2007, 05:23:00 PM

I usually do straight trance most of the time. Sometimes go into the more vocal stuff. There are some hard songs that I like.
Name some bands.  Any of these sound familiar?

-VNV Nation
-In Strict Confidence
-Assemblage 23
-Apoptygma Berzerk
-Das Ich
-Covenant (you might really like them)
-Hanzel und Gretyl (very hard, just thought I'd throw that in there..)
-KMFDM (and the MDFMK release)

All of those are in the industrial/futurepop/electronica/techno sort of style of music.  Of course, Oakenfold / Sasha & Digweed / etc. are trancey.

I've heard of ATB and KMFDM the rest I haven't heard of. ATB has a lot of trancey songs.

I like a good portion of the main stream trance stuff:

Blank and Jones
Ferry Corsten
Paul Van Dyk
DJ GT and Project C(Vocal)
Agnelli and Nelson
Cosmic Gate
Junkie XL
John O'Callaghan
Marco V
Voodoo and Serano(Might like them, the song that was in the 1st blade I believe they did. Or they remixed it)
Sylver(Also vocal)

A problem with this genre though is you get a lot of one hit wonders, and there are so many good DJs and bands that it is difficult to find anyone. If you want more though I could keep listing people I like that is just some of the major ones I think with quite a few songs that I like.
1736  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's everyone listening to? on: January 30, 2007, 05:23:00 PM
I usually do straight trance most of the time. Sometimes go into the more vocal stuff. There are some hard songs that I like.
1737  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's everyone listening to? on: January 30, 2007, 05:11:07 PM
I downloaded the Armin Van Burren Year End mix CD1 and 2 that was played on DI and if anybody likes trance it is the best of 2006. Great CDs.
Also found a new DJ, Andy Gregory, who has some good mixes also. Along with another new DJ, Iqy, who has some good vocal mixes if you're into that.

Mostly just been listening to the shows on DI.

I don't really know why I post in these though, nobody else likes trance music.
1738  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone See Crank? Also, what about Smokin Aces? on: January 26, 2007, 01:09:03 AM
I liked the Transporter when he was actually transporting things, then it got into that whole Asian trade thing and just went downhill.

Didn't bother with 2.
1739  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tag - what's yours mean? on: January 24, 2007, 09:12:42 PM
I used to use fairly regular names, since my dog was a wolf and I liked wolves in general I did things like Shadowwolf and the like. But they became overused and I could never get them anymore. So I used to use Kybus which were one of the default races in the game Pax Imperia if anybody remembers that one, they were the warlike fighty guys. Anyway that was used once and I needed to come up with something else. So I looked up at my Dads and mine library of Sci Fi novels and I just combined 2 titles. I think one was Highlander and Skyfire and created SkyLander. And all the variations I use since some people are starting to use it also. But for the most part it's mine and wherever you see it it's most likely me. I use it in all my games and all that.
1740  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: For The BSG people out there and Firefly people on: January 18, 2007, 09:10:23 PM
I've got it on Charter, I just noticed it rather recently. It's Universals HD channel apparently. I 'm sure it would come with any HD package that is out there.
1741  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Duke Nuke'Em... on: January 16, 2007, 05:31:56 PM
Well for it's time duke had all the quirks. Duke was ahead of it's time, which made it so popular. It was gritty and vulgar and just plain fun, and really no game has been able to match what they did. The first parts of Prey at least the demo I played were kind of similar but it wasn't Duke. I mean what games besides Duke Nukem let you shrink something down and kill it by stomping on it with your foot? Or expand something until it exploded? Or let you mess around with pool balls and play pool in a map, or do the urinal thing.

I guess if you think about it, yeah the physics in Half Life 2 and Doom 3 and now everything with the new Unreal engine is totally awesome. But I don't think I've seen another game with a shrink gun, or have the the true Duke one liners. Or the 5 billion silly maps people made. The whole point of Duke is stupid fun, most games since then that are FPS are serious and just don't feel the same.

Hopefully that makes some sense.
1742  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek: The Motionless Picture on: January 14, 2007, 09:03:27 PM
Khan will always be the best Star Trek movie.
1743  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: For The BSG people out there and Firefly people on: January 14, 2007, 04:49:59 PM
Yeah, the shows they play seem kind of random but seeing the escape scene from the miniseries episode in HD was rather awesome. I've never heard them talking about retracting the pods since then.
1744  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / For The BSG people out there and Firefly people on: January 14, 2007, 05:42:45 AM
There is now a chance to see both of these shows in full High Definition glory on The Universal Channel, I just watched the pilot episodes again along with The Train Job in high def.

So for people with High Def packages look for the Universal Channel smile
1745  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPhone - Ridiculous Disappointment? on: January 13, 2007, 10:53:08 PM
Not really sure, I think LGs was announced awhile ago, but Apple has been working on that thing for a few years now.
1746  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT HT/Gaming Setups [56k Warning] on: January 13, 2007, 09:20:44 PM
Pretty basic setup, the satallite speakers are hidden among the room. This is an old picture add a 360 and a new upscaling DVD player to it.

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1747  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT HT/Gaming Setups on: January 12, 2007, 05:37:13 PM
I'll get pictars when I get home.
1748  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPhone - Ridiculous Disappointment? on: January 11, 2007, 06:57:29 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 11, 2007, 05:39:32 AM

Quote from: GuidoTKP on January 11, 2007, 02:28:38 AM

Making it a Cingular exclusive is a deal breaker, though.  Since it's quad band, I suppose it might be unlockable, but the question is how well will it work on another network (e.g., T-Mobile).

And how much it will cost w/o the 2 year plan.  I'm guessing it will add $200, at least.

Acually I don't think you can even buy it without a 2 year. If I understand what they are saying correctly.
1749  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPhone - Ridiculous Disappointment? on: January 10, 2007, 05:06:26 AM
I'll admit that the interface and all of the applications it can do is really slick. The tilt sensor and other things it can do sound really cool.

My issues are that it is 500 dollars with a 2 year contract that is just crazy for a phone. Really they shouldn't of named it an iPhone because that is what most people are going to see, and say the same thing as that. I'm sure that overall the phone part is really immaterial to everything else that it can do. It's a pocket mac that can make phone calls.

I think that the screen is going to get scratched all to hell unless it is made from some space age polimer that doesn't get scratched. It's going to get finger prints all over it and I don't think the entire thing being a touch screen is a great idea. I mean if it is made of the same thing as the nano is good luck keeping it looking pretty as you throw it in and grab it out of your pocket all the time. And you can't put a cover over it since you need to be able to use the touch screen, I think at best it is going a flip thing or something around it but you need to keep the screen free so no matter what it's going to get scratched.

I'm no mac fanboy, I think most of there stuff is overpriced and there are better products that do more out there. I'll say it looks cool and I'm curious what will happen after this first little iteration and what other companies do to combat it if it takes off.
1750  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Laptop owners please come on in-need advice on: January 05, 2007, 10:43:48 PM
I'm just going off of what I saw when I was ordering my dell, and between the 3 options it seemed the 7900GS was the only one with 256mbs of dedicated memory.
1751  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Laptop owners please come on in-need advice on: January 05, 2007, 07:17:12 PM

Quote from: Destructor on January 02, 2007, 01:48:00 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 02, 2007, 06:56:35 AM

If you aren't in a burning hurry, Dell has sales every so often, where they clear out some inventory.  This happens every few months, and can you save a few hundy.

A few hundred, easily. Got a steal on my custom built (as you can choose what you want in your laptop out of a set of parts via Dell) Inspiron E1505. Now, if I could only tell ATI to shove off and install the damned drivers they have for download (but refuse to install because 'I should get my drivers from the manufacturer' bullshit)...

For ATI mobility chips since standard catalyst drivers don't seem to work, give the Omega drivers a shot. They worked in my old laptop although I had nothing but trouble with ATI in that laptop so I went Nvidia this time around and it seems to be working fabulously.

All of the ATIs I saw on Dell said they used shared memory.
1752  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Afro Samurai premieres tonight! on: January 05, 2007, 05:12:46 PM
Well for anyone that watched it, I thought it was pretty good. Does Samuel L. Jackson do the voices for both the Afro Samurai and his little friend person? Overall if you like Samurai Champloo I'm sure you'll like Afro Samurai, granted it is a lot gorier.
1753  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pro bullriding on: January 03, 2007, 10:29:38 PM
1754  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Saw Appleseed for the first time... on: January 02, 2007, 09:06:40 PM
Well anime being Japanese you get some that overly "cutsie" I've found the good anime to have less "cutsiness" than the other kind. That the stories seem more serious and more to the point instead of the random cute character you get every now and then. Sometimes they can pull the cutsiness off without dragging down the entire movie or series with it. Like they were able to pull off Ed in Cowboy Bepop. Anime is really good with action and suspense but you get totally thrown out of it when a character just starts acting like a total idiot for no apparent reason. Full Metal Alchemist had this, overall it was a good series but when the cutsiness came in it just destroyed it for me.

That's my take on it anyway.
1755  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Saw Appleseed for the first time... on: January 02, 2007, 06:56:24 PM

Quote from: javahead on January 02, 2007, 06:24:27 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 02, 2007, 06:09:52 PM

and Evangelion: Neon Genesis is pretty cool up to the last episode, which is pretty  retard
No no no, do NOT watch this unless you are _really_ into the anime scene, not doing drugs or alcohol, and happy with your romantic life.
It's a kewl series, but the creator himself had to spend a couple months in a mental institution upon completion.

I watch Evangelion on Adult Swim and I'll throw in that it is pretty...weird. Kinda cool, but, weird.

I truly recommend the Ghost in the Shell: Stand alone Complex. It is the series that was made after movie. The visuals are very nice and you get to know the characters better and there is a lot of action aid some episodes make you think also. Cowboy Bepop as was said before.

I'll throw in my hat for Samuai Champloo unless you want total Sci/Fi. I found it enjoyable, the animation style is different though. I think some of voices in Samurai Champloo are the same that were in Cowboy Bepop.
1756  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has anyone ever been to a shooting range? on: January 01, 2007, 11:02:35 PM
I shot my grandpas rifle he gave us, it's a 270 and I never shot one before so I didn't expect the total cannon like action of it. That thing is fun to shoot. Along with my colt python which is also a lot of fun to shot with the whole spin the revolver and snap it shut action. I have quite a few fun guns to shoot now smile
1757  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Christ is coming. on: January 01, 2007, 03:45:26 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 31, 2006, 09:01:05 PM


oh sorry,  wrong thread  icon_redface

1758  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin - Happy Holiday Edition [56k/NSFW] on: December 24, 2006, 06:47:47 PM
Putting that dog to work aren't you?
1759  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is the glass half-full or half-empty? on: December 22, 2006, 04:21:00 PM
The glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
1760  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Huge diabetes breakthrough on: December 15, 2006, 11:39:21 PM
I am leaning more towrads what Kobra is saying, this seems that it will become very Johnny Mnenomic like. My grandmother has diabities and my dad is fighting it. Which means if I don't do something early I will most likely have it also. But since it seems like the industry for diabities is so huge I doubt much will come with this. I hope that since it is Canada that something might happen.
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