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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Return of the Bionic Woman? on: May 14, 2007, 05:12:28 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 14, 2007, 03:43:37 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 14, 2007, 03:40:18 PM

Gone in less than 1 season.

Its NBC - they'll run anything.  If it was Fox it'd be gone in less than a season....
Fixed.  Though I don't necessarily agree.

Jill loved the Black Donnelly's, but NBC killed it faster than FOX killed Drive.
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This... this commercial is NOT SAFE FOR WORK. Ever. on: May 10, 2007, 06:42:01 PM
BWAHAHAHAHA!!!  That was awesome.
123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: There is no parking in the red zone on: May 07, 2007, 09:05:03 PM
Operator: "Excuse me, Captain Oveur?  You have a Mr. Hamm on line 5."
Oveur: "All right, give me Hamm on 5, hold the Mayo."
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How many pirates or zombies would it take to defeat a ninja? on: May 07, 2007, 07:51:04 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 07, 2007, 07:35:48 PM

However, if he's somewhere where the zombies have to trickle in or in the open where he has movement, no amount of zombies would defeat him.

Ah, the battle of Thermopylae tactic!  The guys who did 300 demonstrated battlefield superiority quite well.

Now, to apply that to the ever-zombie surrounded mall situation...they always end up in the mall.

"TONIGHT, WE DINE IN THE FOOD COURT!!!"
125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: There is no parking in the red zone on: May 07, 2007, 07:17:30 PM

Quote from: Purge on May 07, 2007, 07:12:21 PM

If I'm not mistaken, the original post (and my reply) are based on the Movie "Airplane!"

Aye, so is Gratch's!

Dr. Rumack: "These people have to be gotten to a hospital."
Elaine: "A hospital?  What is it?"
Dr. Rumack: "A big building with patients, but that's not important right now."
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How many pirates or zombies would it take to defeat a ninja? on: May 07, 2007, 04:39:44 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on May 07, 2007, 04:23:48 PM

So what kills zombies easier, slashing or thrusting?
I'm gonna go with slashing, since the tried-and-true method of removing the head from the body always seems to work, no matter the mythos.
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I broke my brother in law's finger in 3 places yesterday on: May 07, 2007, 04:32:47 PM

Quote from: Bulletpig on May 07, 2007, 02:15:38 PM

In 8th grade I convinced my parents to play football for school.
Didn't this give your team an unfair advantage?

My younger brother and I were playing street football and he ran into a parked car while looking over his shoulder for the bomb I was tossing.  He turned around, started jogging towards where the ball was, acting normally for about 30 seconds, then he doubled over in pain.  He had broken 3 fingers and his wrist.  I watched it swell up as we started icing it down and calling the appropriate medical people.  Ouch.
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How many pirates or zombies would it take to defeat a ninja? on: May 07, 2007, 04:19:55 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 07, 2007, 03:58:22 PM

We probably need to classify the zombies a bit.  Are these the black and white Dawn of the Dead zombies that could be outrun by an old person with a walker, or are these the 28 Days speedy zombies that'll eat your fleshy bits in a flash?
Our illustrious leader has a point.  Also, Romero himself has put a glimmer of independent thought into his zombies, which, while slow and stiff, makes them even more dangerous.  People bag on his new movie, but he DID make it.  I'm more scared of thinking zombies than fast ones.

A Romero-style pirate zombie would kill a ninja zombie.  Especially if he remembered how to fire a pistol.
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CSI!!?? (Spoilers) on: May 04, 2007, 06:08:00 PM
Yes, I too was floored.  The thought occurred to me earlier in the season, but I dismissed it as a flight of fancy.
130  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PTR Patch Notes 2.1.0 for WoW on: May 01, 2007, 07:54:24 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on May 01, 2007, 02:59:37 PM

I can't help you with a shaman at 70.  Mine is still at 60.  But from all accounts, it's also a class that could use a bit of help. 
70 Tauren Shaman on Draka.  My confidence is so shaken by the shaman nerfs that i stopped raiding Karazhan with my guild.  I am an elemental shaman with no aspirations of PvP or going Resto.  The clearcasting nerf will end my ability to last.  My top end damage output keeps up with mages in my guild, and we do okay in Kara.  I'll just have to rely more on pots and elixirs...oh wait, those are getting nerfed too.  /sigh
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ever Feel Like You Spend Too Much Time At GT? on: April 30, 2007, 08:01:05 PM
I only regret that i spend the time here that i do without posting.  Being a 2 game player (WoW and right now the Freespace 2 SCP with mods), I don't have a lot to comment on.  So, I relegate myself to off-topic.  I know a few folks in RL here, notably Ron.  I even worked for him for a short period of time.  I'm not a good journalist.  If it was an opinion article and I could rant, that would be different.  People do that already in their blogs, so who am I?  Just another gamer with an opinion.  I can segue into anything.  Damn I need to get some sleep.
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Protesting immigrants is a fruitful endeavor on: April 24, 2007, 10:58:17 PM

Quote from: VynlSol on April 24, 2007, 07:53:55 PM

Quote from: biggercup on April 24, 2007, 07:50:12 PM

Isn't USA found on immigrants?



I can't say for sure, but I imagine there are some immigrants that have USA on them.
It's supposedly very difficult to immigrate to Australia.  They have several requirements that have to be met by all before they can immigrate there.  I believe one of them is to get all the USA off.
133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Albums that blew your mind on: April 24, 2007, 12:30:10 AM
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (I should put Live after Death, one of the best live albums ever made, IMHO)
Black Sabbath - We Sold our Soul for Rock and Roll (Yes, I know it's a "best of", but is hasn't left my old CD player at home in years.)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (I am also a MoP fan, but liked this a bit more)
Bloodhound Gang - One Fierce Beer Coaster (I thought, "What is this?  Rap?  Funk?  I love it!")

The first 3 albums pretty much summed up what I considered to be the end-all and be-all of music as I was growing up.  There have been others, to be sure, abd the Bloodhound Gang I put in there because it's what opened me up to anything non-hard rock.
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Crocs - For Women Only? on: April 19, 2007, 12:49:04 AM
I've browsed these forums enough to know when to just hush up and not press the issue.  I choose to do that now in order to preserve my "no-reputation" instead of one that's COMPLETELY false.

But yes, I do watch Food Network.  I think Alton Brown is educational as well as entertaining and Anthony Bourdain (see: Travel Channel) is right about the rest of them.
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Crocs - For Women Only? on: April 18, 2007, 06:48:14 PM
I'm not making a case for Crocs, I hate them personally, but here's a guy who wears Crocs constantly:
136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wish me luck on: April 18, 2007, 06:44:30 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 18, 2007, 12:54:22 AM

I just want to tell you good luck. We're all counting on you.
Airplane reference...the Force is strong with this one...
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hell's Kitchen - Season 3 on: April 12, 2007, 06:40:17 PM
Gordon Ramsey's rant about the non-stick pan last season still makes me laugh when I think about it.  I will definitely be watching it.
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 'Turbocharge' Your Internet Access- for a fee, of course on: April 06, 2007, 05:06:34 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on April 06, 2007, 01:53:23 PM

Well, if your plan was less than 8mb, then yes, they just assign you a new plan which gives you access to a higher bandwidth cap.

DSLAM is Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer and would apply to DSL modems, not Cablemodems.  In this case, the TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol ) file in the cable modem would change and with it, your ability to access higher bandwidth.  No dials. smile

It is doubtful that you'd notice any more speed by the way...only on sustained transfers, and then you are limited by the other end of the connection - the server sending.
Memories...of the way things used to be...misty water-colored memories...of the way we were...
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Annoying on: April 05, 2007, 11:16:17 PM
Don't act like you haven't seen worse, java.  I know you have.  Tongue
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WTF. Keith Richards snorted father's ashes on: April 04, 2007, 07:12:38 PM

Quote from: CrayolaSmoker on April 04, 2007, 05:36:34 PM

Or Hoggle.
I lol'ed.
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whats your single biggest buyers remorse item? on: April 02, 2007, 11:39:55 PM
Ultraviolet on DVD.  Even for $9.95, I'm regretting it.

I should have read a review before I picked it up.
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MOVIE: Pathfinder on: March 30, 2007, 05:32:52 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on March 29, 2007, 05:19:38 PM

You are not allowed to see any other movies, nor allowed to discuss any movies until you've seen the best trilogy of all time - LOTR.

Until that day, turn in your mangeek card.
Wow.  Best trilogy of all time, you say?  Really?  Honestly?  Maybe I'm old...
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Looking for some opinions on: March 30, 2007, 05:26:52 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on March 30, 2007, 05:18:25 PM

Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Alba are lovely to look at.


Is that not fact?  Opinions, man!
144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you read magazines? on: March 30, 2007, 05:23:58 PM
Nah, I choke down the offal in the front of a mag before getting to the good stuff.  I also eat all my dinner before getting dessert.

"How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?"
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Empire on: March 21, 2007, 11:45:22 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on March 20, 2007, 05:06:08 PM

Speaking of being a nerd... does anyone own any tshirts with super hero logos?

I have a Superman shirt, and want to pick up an Autobot shirt some time.
There was, for a short time, a Superman shirt with the red in the shield bleeding.  It came out during the "death of Superman" comics in the 90's.  I want it.
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Box-Office Results for March 9th-11th on: March 12, 2007, 09:03:07 PM
Why thank you sir!  We're taking off tomorrow for a theme park run in Southern CA with Jill's family this week.  it's the closest thing I've had to a real vacation in a long time.  I'll be in touch.
147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Box-Office Results for March 9th-11th on: March 12, 2007, 08:46:28 PM

Quote from: corruptrelic on March 12, 2007, 05:58:19 PM

I'm glad to see 300 doing so well. Guess a lot of people ended up lowering their IQ's by watching it..  icon_biggrin
FIXED

So, how was the movie? smile
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike (Booster Pack) Preview on: February 21, 2007, 05:07:29 PM
I have to admit that I'm excited about more urban maps for Titan mode.  That should force more teamwork and slow the pace down a bit, making people think...and worry...before they make a move.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Old Gaming Goodness on: January 30, 2007, 08:58:08 PM
It's also my understanding that anything really utilizing directx has trouble translating through a VM.
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tag - what's yours mean? on: January 25, 2007, 06:25:16 PM
When I was a kid in ROTC, my squad leader took to calling me Piggy after the fat kid in lord of the Flies.  By the time I was a senior, I was 6'1" and the only people who still called me Piggy were my close friends.  When I first installed Half-Life, I needed a name, and since I was listening to Black Sabbath (as I am wont to do while FPS-ing), WarPig had a dual meaning. 
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does Memory Foam... stink? on: January 22, 2007, 08:46:56 PM

Quote from: Kobra on January 22, 2007, 08:11:35 PM

Tempur-Pedic = vastly overpriced version of the one Costco sells.  Functionally identical, made in the same plant, but minus the brand label and exclusive retail locations.  My sister spend $2000+ on a tempur-pedic, and when she spent the night a few months ago we let her have our room.  The next day she was convinced we have the same mattress she has.  When we explained it was a $499 one, she was shocked and sad at the same time.

For toppers, 4inch is best.  We had a 2inch from Walmart for $49 on sale before shifting to an entirely foam mattress setup.  It was really really nice, but 4inch would have been much better.  A hotel I stayed at (Radisson) had 4inch toppers and they were much better than the 2inch we had.
Why you gotta bring a brother down, man?  I think Ron is right...you are a serious penny-pincher.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 25 Signs you have grown up on: January 22, 2007, 07:28:31 PM
This thread is just what I needed.

<---just turned 30 on Saturday the 20th.

/wrists
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does Memory Foam... stink? on: January 22, 2007, 07:21:31 PM
Jill and I bought a king sized Tempur-pedic mattress.  Not the best one, but a couple of ranks lower.  We were warned by the manufacturer and the dealer that the foam "outgasses", smelling funky.  After sleeping on it for a few weeks, it went away.

By the way: I have a herniated disk from a work-related injury a few years back, loading 19" CRT monitors from storage (where were you THEN, LCD???), and after about a week on this bed, I noticed a distinct drop in my morning back pain...and now, after about 3 months, it's gone unless I anger it. 

$3600 all told with everything included.  Worth every penny.  I can literally jump out of bed now (with no back pain) and not disturb Jill or that glass of wine I carefully perched on the corner the night before.
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CES Models = Sharp as a Marble on: January 18, 2007, 07:42:14 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 18, 2007, 04:30:01 PM

Stupid is the new ugly.

Indeed!  Can I use that as my sig, Unbreakable?
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Choose my last name on: January 10, 2007, 10:32:35 PM
Walken.

Or Norris. 
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retail return policies got nerfed. on: January 09, 2007, 12:40:20 AM
Got another one for ya.

Home Depot's 90 days rule:  If you have the receipt, and it was bought with cash, credit, etc., you will get it back guaranteed.  Also, if you don't have the receipt, and it's within 90 days, they will attempt to find it for a cash/credit refund.  If you lost the receipt, and it's past 90 days (or they can't find it) you get store credit, lifetime.  This is different for gasoline powered stuff, they have a different return policy for that, as well as the use of gift cards.  Lifetime store credit on 95% of their stuff, though.  Some good, that.  thumbsup

Here's the short: Home Depot (Lifetime, w/exceptions for gas powered stuff)
157  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Stargate Worlds on: January 08, 2007, 11:27:29 PM
I am a HUGE fan of Stargate.  When I first met Ron's friend, I wanted to kiss his ring finger and cross myself.  (I simply shook his hand and hung on his every word.)  If this game is even close to an honorable homage to the movie and series(plural), I'll be leaving WoW for it.   drool
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ok, so it's January 20th, 2009. Who are we watching take the oath of office? on: January 02, 2007, 07:53:41 PM
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/061211/11gop.htm
Short, but scary interesting.

EDIT: The reason Obama is so popular is because of his books.  He's been on Oprah talking about it...a big hit with the Book Club.
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Charlieeeeeeee!!!! on: January 02, 2007, 07:36:48 PM
Shun!  Shuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has anyone ever been to a shooting range? on: January 02, 2007, 07:33:34 PM
I have a good friend of mine who has taken the "rifleman" thing to an almost uncomfortable extreme.  He has gotten me out onto the range a few times over the last few months, only for rifle shooting.  Long range shooting is fun, especially with a rifle made about a hundred years ago by the Russians.  My starter is a Mosin-Nagant M-38.  7.62x54R NATO rounds.  Sighted in well, and in prone position, I can shoot expert from a few hundred yards.  Bolt action...but who wants to let your enemy get that close?

The hard part is finding AP ammo for it.  It's out there, just have to look.
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