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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SimCity beta opens soon on: January 19, 2013, 05:24:45 AM

Quote from: Destructor on January 19, 2013, 02:53:33 AM

Quote from: naednek on January 18, 2013, 09:27:36 PM

I think people don't like it because it's EA.

That's exactly why people don't like/trust Origin.

Yep. That and it just isn't as intuitive/easy as Steam. All my friends are also on Steam.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alienware X51- I'm almost a console!! on: January 19, 2013, 05:23:07 AM
How noisy is it? I assume it has a fan of some sort.
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Gamingtrend dying, or we are all just on a break? on: January 18, 2013, 05:23:50 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 18, 2013, 04:41:45 PM

Side note:  Kudos for having each front page article show up in Facebook feeds.  I don't typically check the front page (I don't keep up with gaming news in general these days). For some reason though, seeing some of the articles pop up on FB gets me to click on them.  I've probably looked at more GT articles in the past couple weeks than I did in the past few months.

Same here with me and twitter when I see a GT post that looks interesting in there and bounce over to the main page and read it. I would probably do more with Google+ Though since I've pretty much gravitated toward just using that.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Home Appliances on: January 07, 2013, 04:00:30 PM
Does the front loader on the second floor vibrate the floor? Or if you balance it right it's okay?
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Home Appliances on: January 07, 2013, 01:24:15 AM
So we bought a new house. It will be finished around March so I have begun the now amazingly fun task of finding appliances.


The laundry room is on the second floor. We have been using an agitator washer for the past several years and my wife does not want an agitator washer anymore. So that leaves me with the two options of HE Top load or a front load washer. Which one is better? I've heard HE Top loads can ruin clothes. Front load washers can apparently smell bad and have vibration issues. What brands are good in this area? Everywhere I've looked I keep getting mixed reviews on every single washer I look at. So far one of the top is the Maytag Bravos XL.


I've pretty much just relented myself to getting whatever matching one comes with the washer.


I'm leaning more towards the french door with the freezer on the bottom. Most of the issues I've read have to deal with the icemaker/water dispenser. Would a side by side be better though in this regard? One problem is that I haven't gotten an exact measurement of the space, I would assume it is a semi standard space for a fridge so I am hoping 33/36 inch space in the cabinets for the fridge.

Anyone I'm just looking for what people have used and what they like.
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What do you like in a movie site? on: December 20, 2012, 12:19:05 AM
I don't go to the theatres a whole lot, and I don't buy DVDs/Blu-Rays so what would interest me the most:

Will the movie be on:

Amazon Instant
Netflix Streaming

If so when will it show up on there?

Could this also be branch into television shows?

Right now I know of no good way to tell what will be on what when. Since everything is so split up and generally crappy, some sort of aggrate of the streamings options would be great.

I really don't know how feasible that is but it would be awesome.
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If you could have any car $100,000 USD or less, what would it be? on: December 19, 2012, 06:01:12 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 19, 2012, 12:20:37 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on December 18, 2012, 11:23:10 PM

Quote from: gellar on December 18, 2012, 10:18:04 PM

Tesla Model S Performance.  Though I don't really need that... I'd be perfectly happy with a Model S 85kWH.

This. Absolutely this.

Yeah, I watched this Tested test drive and it helped me start to see I needed one as well.  biggrin

88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kato, I have an interesting story for you... on: December 04, 2012, 05:57:59 AM
So somehow spiders in Australia get bigger in urban areas.

Only in Australia do giant spiders get bigger.
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 30, 2012, 06:17:22 PM
I'm only angry in that it probably should of been a Scottish joke instead of an Arab joke.
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best 42 inch tv for the buck? on: November 30, 2012, 02:52:43 PM
If space is an issue sound bars from what I understand are good. But they will never replace a good 5.1 sound system with a dedicated sub.
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Google Nexus 4 on: November 12, 2012, 04:32:36 AM
With unlimited internet I just stream it all the time. My commute has little to no dropouts so I'm usually good to and from work every day. So I really have no need for any space on my phone unless I'm going on a trip then I just download a playlist on spotify and I'm good to go.  I have 16 gigs on my phone and a 16 gig SD card in it and I use maybe 2 gigs of it.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Homeowners Insurance on: November 10, 2012, 07:32:40 PM
Okay, so the general consensus from here at least is that it's a crapshoot kind of as with anything with insurance. Guess I'll try USAA and see how much I save by bundling since I have my car insurance through usaa. If not I'll look around.
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is OO down? on: November 10, 2012, 12:06:18 AM
I'm so lost with this new thread.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DISNEY buying LUCASFILM....More Star Wars coming... on: November 09, 2012, 05:19:24 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 09, 2012, 11:14:14 AM

This is heavy...

Not really.
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Homeowners Insurance on: November 08, 2012, 02:35:39 AM
So I am buying a house and I need to look at insurance stuff now. I honestly have no idea who to go with. All the research I do says this company or that company constantly weasels out of paying claims, also that apparently filing claims is bad? What's the point of having insurance then...

Has anyone had actual good experience with the claim process and so forth with homeowners insurance?
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DISNEY buying LUCASFILM....More Star Wars coming... on: October 31, 2012, 02:59:56 PM
Touchstone Pictures is owned by Disney and they've done R rated films. We will also see what happens Marvel since all the movies that have come out were already in production before Disney bought out Marvel. The next batch I believe is post Disney. Disney can do dark films, but it really all comes down to who they choose to direct the sequels for Star Wars. It's interesting so we'll just have to see what happens.

It's hard to make it any worse than Lucas has done with the films.
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Dragon Age 3: Inquisition on: October 21, 2012, 05:07:29 PM
After DA2 and Mass Effect 3 I won't be pre-ordering another Bioware game.
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 19, 2012, 04:01:10 AM
My cheeto encrusted atheist fingers are typing up a long worded angry reply that I have written a script to spam all the religious forums that I've seen.

Just you wait.
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dilemma with new phone on: October 16, 2012, 07:21:54 PM
I have 16gig with a 16gig SD card in my galaxy s2 and really....I only need 16gig, I could get away with 8 even. Everything I listen to or watch, I stream. Maybe if I flew or traveled a lot more I would save off playlists from Spotify or something. If you do a lot of heavy games maybe.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dilemma with new phone on: October 16, 2012, 04:13:00 PM
I had an iPhone 3G for year or so, then I went with an Android phone. I can't go back to to iPhone now. I have an iPad and I hate having to go into apps to do anything. Whereas with widgets and the notification bar giving me all the info I need. Now I only hit certain apps if I want to do something more specific. That and being able to customize just about everything with my phone. I also agree with several articles out there about the inconsistencies with Android. It is annoying that the back button can mean totally different things in different apps. I think Google is pushing hard to fix some of those things though. That and you also have 200 trillion phones that are "Android" but with extra shit piled on top of it. I bought a Galaxy S2 this go around and I think from this experience I will only get Nexus devices now.

Anyway I can never go back to an iPhone, I hate the "grid" and I don't like not being able to mess with the phone. Jailbreaking only gets you so far and more often than not it slows down the phone and causes other issues. I like how I can have mutliple homescreens devoted to certain things, I can have a screen that is the full gmail widget that I resized to fit the homescreen, another one for g+ and another one that can be a gallery/music player. So I can just swipe screens instead of bouncing between apps.

As for the app store, it's hard to compete against Apples App store, the Play Store isn't really close, I'm sure you can find the same apps but they might not be as good as the iPhone version. That and you get cut off from a lot of really cool games, namely Infinity Blade of GOF2. There are some good games like Strikefleet Omega. Also I'm sure since Android is overtaking iPhone in general there will be more and more games that are going to have to switch to it.

I guess it breaks down to this:

If you use iTunes and Apple stuff for a lot of things, want a truly consistent experience through and through then probably stick with iPhone.
If you use GMail and google services,  like messing with your phone and more customizeation options go Android.

Can't really comment on Windows Phone.
101  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The 2012 Presidential Debates Thread: Get Free Halo Armor! First debate 10-3 on: October 04, 2012, 01:54:53 PM

Quote from: msduncan on October 04, 2012, 04:50:27 AM

Quote from: Roguetad on October 04, 2012, 04:37:30 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on October 04, 2012, 03:30:55 AM

Obama seemed sick or something.  He looked down so much it was eerie.
He looked tired and drained.  His mind was elsewhere.  It was strange to watch.  Romney was in full steamroll mode, which made the contrast even more noticeable.

He was probably tired from his Jay-Z, Beyonce, and other Hollywood parties.   I sure as hell know he wasn't tired from the Libya incident, through which he slept like a baby.

Just wow to that one.
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Seth McFarlane to host 2013 Oscars on: October 02, 2012, 01:42:18 PM
It's more along the lines that McFarlane isn't one to shy away from his opinions, figured he could do something similar to what Ricky Gervais did.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Seth McFarlane to host 2013 Oscars on: October 02, 2012, 05:42:45 AM
I have a feeling he won't be invited back.
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 27, 2012, 02:09:44 AM
Was your iPod touch on iOS 6? I wasn't sure if you could restore a backup from a previous version of the OS. But it's been awhile since my iPhone.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Holy Pork Products Predicament, Batman on: September 26, 2012, 02:08:31 PM

Quote from: Razgon on September 26, 2012, 07:31:44 AM

You surely mean Aporkalypse?

(I cant take credit for it, but it's too funny to pass up writing it here!)

Damnit, now I'll see this on the news. If I watched the news.
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I be annoyed? on: September 26, 2012, 02:07:34 PM
I've also had a friend like that. We'll invite him out and have to push him to actually do it. Or he'll spontaneously show up, but most of the time he'll drop what we are doing for something else. Just got to the point that we would invite him and he either would show up or not but we just didn't count on him anymore.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 24, 2012, 05:30:10 AM
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 23, 2012, 02:11:54 AM
In regards to Google+, I love it. I have a full science circle where I get a good stream of interesting articles. And in general I go to that more than Facebook or Twitter.
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: When you eat cereal... on: September 22, 2012, 03:15:36 PM
Did you just grammar nazi a morning breakfast cereal sexual innuendo?
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blu-Ray Owners,Do You Still Buy DVDs? on: September 22, 2012, 03:09:51 PM
I'm sure they'll do something stupid like DLC for your movies.
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blu-Ray Owners,Do You Still Buy DVDs? on: September 21, 2012, 03:36:47 PM
I buy neither, but if I do I only get things on Blu-Ray.
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: When you eat cereal... on: September 21, 2012, 03:30:57 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 21, 2012, 02:53:33 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 21, 2012, 02:42:42 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 21, 2012, 02:32:59 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 21, 2012, 02:04:36 PM


I'm assuming with the pinky proudly at full mast as well.


Why did you have to go and make it weird?  The fact that you don't wear pants during breakfast doesn't necessarily make it a societal norm.  Or you just have REALLY good cereal. 

Quote from: The Grue on September 21, 2012, 03:06:58 PM

Shovel.  Need to get those Lucky Charms deep inside me and quick.

113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So how you doing? on: September 18, 2012, 02:19:22 PM
Doing well, seem to be shooting up the career stuff at work. Getting fun and interesting projects. Deadlines are tight and the work is challenging but slowly making things work. Also started the amazing process of finding a house. Amazing in that all the people that I know that have been looking for houses around here has been an act of frustration.
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Behold! Television without Context on: September 02, 2012, 12:30:10 AM
I saw, things.
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Y.A.R. (Yet Another Remake): Red Dawn on: August 14, 2012, 07:31:45 PM
And nobody yelled "Wolverines!!!!!!!!!!!"

116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]ALF on: August 11, 2012, 02:33:57 AM
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mars rover Curiosity lands tonight on: August 06, 2012, 02:06:35 PM
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bring forth thine desktop wallpapers! on: August 05, 2012, 12:33:30 AM

Been using this for a bit. I've kind of gone away from the vectors that I used to use all the time.
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [tablet]Google Nexus 7 on: July 24, 2012, 08:41:28 PM
I think with Firefox and Chrome out on Android now the browser choices are a lot better.
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (personal text) How would you decipher this? on: July 21, 2012, 09:55:35 PM
It's A, stop over analyzing.
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