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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Eureka Season 4 discussion on: August 31, 2010, 02:19:44 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 31, 2010, 05:16:26 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 31, 2010, 04:05:26 AM

Daehawk, I would tell you that they change actors, but you wouldn't read it until it was too late.

I was expecting that to be a running gag where they change him every episode.
...and I was expecting them to do that with Deputy Andy, getting blown up and reskinned every episode.
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone ever have Gall Bladder Surgery? on: August 26, 2010, 05:00:45 AM
You are aware that your temperature goes up after you eat, right?  Come on man, you know Bear Grylls always says that in a desert situation, eating full meals is bad because your own metabolism speeds heat stroke.

My mother runs with a low temperature (~97) and her doc told her not to call unless her temp went over 100.  Apparently anything from carrying groceries to your car to having a stressful day can raise your body temp a couple of degrees.
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone ever have Gall Bladder Surgery? on: August 18, 2010, 04:16:31 AM
I received a text message that Einsteinium is recovering nicely.  He advised that after a night sans painkillers (pre-surgery) it was nice to wake up from the procedure without the exact pain he had going in, only post-op pain.  Here's hoping it subsides quickly.
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood Season 3 (spoilers) on: August 17, 2010, 02:29:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 17, 2010, 02:11:44 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
of course I'd like to see the Authority disavow knowledge of Russell's actions now  icon_lol
Spoiler for Hiden:
My 2 cents: Now the Authority has no choice but to back Eric and he'll get some vampire firepower (vampirepower?) to back him up.
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LF: Laptop/Airline Friendly Game on: August 16, 2010, 02:30:49 PM
Any of the SimCity franchise would be inoffensive and engaging...as well as any of the Tycoon games; Railroad Tycoon, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc.
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Worst Movie of All time candidate on: August 12, 2010, 02:24:19 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 11, 2010, 10:30:34 PM

Quote from: Dreamshadow on August 11, 2010, 09:54:00 PM

Jesus Christ Vampire Slayer. smile  Worst movie ever.  (Though I walked out of the South Park movie, right about the time Uncle F$#%er ended.)

Jesus Chris Vampire HUNTER.  And yes...I've seen it.  It is horrible.
Einsteinium brought that movie to a "bad movie night" with some of our friends; it won hands down.
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Famous Movies in Famous Places... on: August 06, 2010, 02:24:25 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 05, 2010, 08:13:26 PM

Tron from inside your computer.   icon_eek

 icon_wink

Mind = blown.
48  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Server / Gaming Trend State of the Union Address on: July 21, 2010, 02:27:24 PM
If the reliability is there in option #3, then there's no question.  It'll pay for itself before any hardware improvements would have to be made.
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Eureka Season 4 discussion on: July 13, 2010, 12:36:32 AM
Bound to happen when you mess with things like they do.
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: July 07, 2010, 02:26:17 PM
For me OO=available at work, GT=not.  I'd say, though I'm more of a reader than a poster, I'm fairly active on both.  Which is my actual home?  Nobody knows...
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Damageinc =( on: July 06, 2010, 11:05:21 PM

Quote from: Einsteinium on July 06, 2010, 02:14:16 AM

I feel that the best way to pay tribute to someone is to tell stories that represent their character.

Dave was a technician that I (and Knightshade) used to evaluate. He moved up quickly to management, as I went the technical route. So he became my supervisor. We had an overbearing, practically soulless manager that had been dangling a carrot in front of me for several years (technical training, Cisco CCNA). I knew she would never keep her word, and yet I had no choice but to try. When I moved to Dave's team, she was still trying to get me fired (I had listed her as the reason for making a move that was less than lateral). Dave fought for me, made a deal that he felt was fair, and got me the training.

The odd part was, the deal involved meeting certain metrics for dealing with customer calls. I had just rewritten the criteria myself before moving onto his team. I thought I was getting off too easy, but it was something that he knew he could push through management. That jump started my career (I am now essentially the primary Cisco Engineer for my company).  Without his help, I might have left the company and gone on aimlessly to another random job. I don't think I can ever truly convey how much that changed my life: I know that this caused endless political grief for him, but it was something that I can never repay to him. I can only hope that my actions since that day have helped me earn such a kindness that he did simply because he felt it was the right thing to do.

I smoked my first cigar with Dave, as we went to a party for a mutual friend. The cigar was kinda disgusting, but it was a good memory. I gamed with him on and off, but we had different preferences, and thus we didn't play that often. When we did, it was usually Battlefield, and I was usually the dead one.

I am the mutual friend, and I believe that event was at my birthday party; I still buy Cohiba cigars on occasion, and every time I do, I think of him.  Dave was also my supervisor for a while during the storm that ultimately ended in me getting the boot from the aforementioned company that employs Einsteinium here.  Long story short, he fought for me during a proverbial witch hunt to get me sacked.  When he walked me to my car to get my parking pass, he practically cried because he knew the entire thing was bull.  He apologized, over and over again, reminding me that it was only one person (female listed above) who wanted me gone.  Everyone else thought I got a raw deal.  I played NWN2 and Battlefield 1942 (Desert Combat!!) with Dave, and I have seen him laugh so hard tears ran down his face and he literally could not stand up straight.

Oh, and his Cliff Claven (from Cheers) impression was the absolute best.  Thanks for being there for me Dave; you will definitely be missed.
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stargate Universe on: June 15, 2010, 02:32:06 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on June 14, 2010, 01:25:22 PM

Ah, see - my understanding was that all the stargates had it but it was a problem with power that prevented it to be dialed (IE: When you dial it, the planet's naquadria core overloads... or something)

So then - what is the Destiny's pre-programmed purpose?
As I understand it, Destiny's original purpose was to explore the universe that had been pre-seeded with stargates.  It is following a trajectory made by even older seeder ships that dropped the stargates onto the planets the SG folks land on.  Eli is the one who figured out that even though the 9 chevron address was originally designed to be dialed only from earth, you cuold change it to dial from anywhere...IF you had the massive power needed to be able to establish a wormhole that traveled that distance.  Unfortunately, as written above, the only 2 planets discovered to be able to do that have met with disastrous ends.
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who's on first? on: June 11, 2010, 02:22:44 PM
You said it, pendejo.
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Neuromancer Movie gets a Director on: June 11, 2010, 12:48:16 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on June 11, 2010, 12:37:44 AM

If you are a fan of the book, then there is no way the movie will live up to expectations.  Ive found it best, when a good book is adapted, to try to seperate the movie from the book and hopefully enjoy the movie on its own merits.  I tend to be greatly disappointed otherwise.
See: Jurassic Park.
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1st and 2nd degree burn - Doritos on: May 12, 2010, 02:05:10 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 12, 2010, 02:01:47 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 12, 2010, 01:53:38 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 05, 2010, 06:42:59 PM

Quote from: Kagath on March 05, 2010, 06:41:39 PM

Make sure you get the Pepsi Cease Fire to go with them!

Actually that's just what the radio ad says to me. Haven't actually tried either yet.

they have an ad for it on the back of the bag, don't think I've seen it in the coolers yet though.

you know, I still haven't seen the Cease Fire anywhere.  I think it's a myth created by Pepsi.

We have the Cease Fire here.
I have actually had the Cease Fire, but not the Doritos.  I like it, the lime-y flavor I would assume would go well with the heat.
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ron Howard taking on Stephen King's The Dark Tower? on: April 30, 2010, 02:27:44 PM
A cameo by Anthony Hopkins reprising his role as Ted Brautigan would be sheer geek love.
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek DS9 on: April 28, 2010, 02:18:39 PM

Quote from: JCC on April 28, 2010, 12:19:37 PM

One other thing on DS9. The opening double length pilot episode is horrid. It's the primary reason I never watched it when it aired. I remember watching it in my dorm room with a lot of fans of TNG, and we all hated it. Whenever I do a reviewing of the series, watching it again is painful. On the other hand, no one should skip it because it lays the foundation of Sisko as the Emissary. There's one other one in season 1 I hate, the one where the aliens from the Gamma quadrant make the crew play that damn game. Where they all have to hop around a board singing. Ugh. It's amazing that the show became so awesome! smile

Double their peril, double your winnings.  Move along home!

Allamaraine, count to four,: Allamaraine, then three more,: Allamaraine, if you can see,: Allamaraine, you'll come with me!
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek DS9 on: April 28, 2010, 01:30:31 AM
Get Einsteinium in here, he's a huge DS9 fan.

I am as well, but I notice that it is the least rerun ST series that I know of.  I want to go back and watch them all and I'm too cheap to buy the DVD's and too stupid to get Netflix.

Wait, what?
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Rodriguez's Predators on: March 21, 2010, 04:36:49 PM

Quote from: TiLT on March 19, 2010, 02:40:50 PM

Yes, there is. TV series (and games) weren't respect before, but with shows like 24 and Lost they've gained a lot of traction in Hollywood.

Good point.  Playing Mass Effect and Fallout 3 and I'm really noticing that as well.  TONS of talent in voice form.
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Rodriguez's Predators on: March 19, 2010, 02:23:58 PM
I like the trailer...Adrien Brody?  I didn't expect that.

However, I also saw Walton Goggins, of the new show Justified in there as well.

Is it me, or is there a LOT more TV/movie crossover for actors than when I was a kid?  It seemed you were either on the big screen or the little screen (usually after your time on the big screen) and that was it.
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Insane woman at Subway on: March 19, 2010, 02:23:23 AM
Upon hearing her voice, I would have wanted to pull the Tony Stark and say, "Oh wow, you're a woman!  Honestly, I wouldn't have pegged that."
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [FILM] Gilligan's Island on: March 04, 2010, 02:31:55 PM
I'd like to vote for Christina Hendricks for Ginger.
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Go,Go Power MMA Fighter? on: February 17, 2010, 02:33:39 PM

Quote from: Owain on February 16, 2010, 06:57:16 PM

Quote from: WarPig on February 16, 2010, 02:33:25 PM

I hope his debut makes it to an undercard fight at a UFC event.  It'll be amazing to watch.

All 9 seconds of it.

He already fought his debut fight, in which he won by an omaplata submission at the 1:28 mark.

Well, I stand corrected.  Go go Power Rangers!
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Go,Go Power MMA Fighter? on: February 16, 2010, 02:33:25 PM
I hope his debut makes it to an undercard fight at a UFC event.  It'll be amazing to watch.

All 9 seconds of it.
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Deadwood - Finally on: December 30, 2008, 03:16:19 AM
Since I rarely post these days, let me get the cocksucking hoople head out of the way...

Oh, and it's all really good, IMO.
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / It happened to me... on: January 07, 2008, 07:33:21 PM
I work in the IT department for a mortgage lender, and they have decided, as of this morning, to close their Western office here in Phoenix.  Myself and the other 2 helpdesk/sysadmin guys are staying for another 5 weeks or so to facilitate the stepdown from production.

So, now that the frenzy of people cleaning their desks is over, I've been granting mailbox rights to Exchange boxes to managers still here and forwarding electronic faxes to email addresses of people still working here.  Tomorrow begins the inventory process so we know exactly how much we're shipping back to the home office; then we can begin packing and shipping.

The catch:  I have to work until February 15th or I don't get my severance.  That includes regular pay and accrued PTO through March 7th, my yearly bonus from last year, and benefits.  The Warn Act says they have to pay us through March 7th, and the skeleton crew left over is getting a bonus 6 weeks of pay to help with the transition.

I'm basically a help desk guy with knowledge of Active Directory and some server administration.  Working on my CCNA certification.  I was hoping my current company would weather the storm, but alas, no such luck.  Speaking of luck, wish me some for the months ahead.

(Cross-posted at OO Everything But Gaming forums)
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie Quote Game on: December 19, 2007, 04:28:47 PM
Quote
As Mr. Sloan always says, there is no "I" in team, but there is an "I" in pie. And there's an "I" in meat pie. Anagram of meat is team... I don't know what he was talking about.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie Quote Game on: December 19, 2007, 03:36:51 PM
Oooh the second one is Boondock Saints.  Does that warrant me doing another quote?
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Official Christmas Tree Picture Thread 2007 on: December 18, 2007, 05:28:30 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 16, 2007, 09:02:41 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on December 16, 2007, 07:49:20 PM

Quote from: WarPig on December 16, 2007, 06:21:22 PM

This is Radar.  We name our trees every year.

Was last year's tree Hot Lips?

The Swamp.  slywink

Actually, It was Dr. Theopolis.  Before that it was Mister Pointy, and Smokey McSmokerson.
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Official Christmas Tree Picture Thread 2007 on: December 16, 2007, 06:21:22 PM

This is Radar.  We name our trees every year.
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Got Nothing for Ya on: December 14, 2007, 11:05:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 14, 2007, 10:30:56 PM

Quote from: WarPig on December 14, 2007, 10:20:12 PM

Oh, and Probst...I like the guy, he does a good job hosting.  The "I got nothing for ya" line is a direct jab at the losers.  I'm sure he gets pushed by producers to say it in order to evoke an emotional response in the contestants as well as us, the audience.

apparently it works with well on paul 'I ain't got nothing for ya' bot.

ZING!
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Got Nothing for Ya on: December 14, 2007, 10:20:12 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 14, 2007, 08:06:08 PM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on December 14, 2007, 06:25:53 PM

Quote from: PaulBot on December 14, 2007, 06:18:15 PM

Rude.


Isn't the entire point of reality TV the cheap thrill of watching people act like dicks?

It's why I watch Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares.   headbang3

There's another reason Ron and I get along so well.  Gordon Ramsay is my hero.  I find myself saying "yeah?" at the end of every instructional sentence to make sure whomever I'm speaking to has heard and understands what I just said.  I also now tend to slap the back of one hand into the palm of the other for emphasis when I speak.  Jill (my gf) told me that I do this and I didn't believe her until she riled me up on something until I was doing it.

Oh, and Probst...I like the guy, he does a good job hosting.  The "I got nothing for ya" line is a direct jab at the losers.  I'm sure he gets pushed by producers to say it in order to evoke an emotional response in the contestants as well as us, the audience.
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Introductions on: December 13, 2007, 03:17:51 PM

Quote from: Nth Power on December 13, 2007, 07:21:39 AM

Welcome!


Glad your not a spambot or an evil clone!



Yes, but how do we prove he's not an evil clone?

Oh, and welcome to GT, you of dubious genetic composition!
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Freelancer 2...Such Things That Never Was on: December 10, 2007, 03:03:49 PM

Quote from: Creepy_Smell on December 08, 2007, 02:26:36 PM

Quote from: Greggy_D on December 08, 2007, 01:55:51 PM


Target has it too for 10 with the other jewel case games. I nabbed it recently and played a bit. Its on hold until I finish other games.
Now I know I have to make a stop on the way home from work today.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Frelancer 2...Such Things That Never Was on: December 07, 2007, 06:17:30 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 07, 2007, 03:45:40 PM

Quote from: WarPig on December 07, 2007, 03:42:52 PM

THE HELL YOU SAY!

I apologize for my excitement, but I played the hell out of Freelancer, both single player and mutliplayer mods.  Having lost my original copy, maybe it's time to go get a new one somewhere.  I am excited beyond words for Freelancer 2.  God, I feel like a kid on Christmas.  It better be released for PC as well as the 360.

I don't think they are actually making it.....

Yeah, I edited my comment after I realized I got caught up in my own excitement.  I know it's not coming out...thanks for rubbing salt in the wound.  crybaby
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Frelancer 2...Such Things That Never Was on: December 07, 2007, 03:42:52 PM
THE HELL YOU SAY!

I apologize for my excitement, but I played the hell out of Freelancer, both single player and mutliplayer mods.  Having lost my original copy, maybe it's time to go get a new one somewhere.  I am excited to learn they were working on a sequel...but upset that it'll never be released.  Let me go cry a bit.
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Prince Caspian Trailer on: December 06, 2007, 03:05:26 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on December 06, 2007, 05:43:42 AM

Did'nt care for the story when I was a kid in school so did'nt watch the first movie. I just cant take more kiddie movies filled with kids saving the universe. Maybe I should try it tough. Then again I have Galaxy Quest DVDrd and Im guessing its better smile

You guess correctly.
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: There is Now No One Left to Feel the Noize. on: November 27, 2007, 03:14:51 PM
I suppose I'll never find out if Metal Health really will drive me mad...
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Order of the Stick on: November 20, 2007, 05:41:01 PM
Rich has some sort of chronic ailment that severely weakens his immune system.  I've seen forum posts about it, but he won't go into what it is.  Needless to say, frustration mounts when something happens, and yes, slipping on ice and hurting yourself isn't necessarily indicative of a chronic illness, but who knows?  Maybe he was dizzy because he realized how fast the world is spinning.
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who here is familiar with Stargate SG-1? on: November 16, 2007, 05:38:23 PM
I want to see a Wraith-Goa'uld hybrid...
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