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2561  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / PS2 on Ebay?? on: December 31, 2004, 04:50:35 PM
probably for the same reason people bid ridiculous prices on World of Warcraft when my Eb and Wal Mart has several copies for sale.  
i've come to the conclusion people are lazy and would rather buy online and pay more at ebay than just take a 15 minute trip to Wal Mart.
2562  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Martha Stewert loses prison decorating contest! on: December 31, 2004, 04:17:10 PM
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=11&u=/ap/20041231/ap_on_en_ot/people_martha_stewart

this shocker just in!
2563  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Will the Cal Bears shut up now? on: December 31, 2004, 04:11:50 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/bowls04/news/story?id=1956248
2564  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone familiar with sleeping disorders? on: December 31, 2004, 10:38:12 AM
For the past year or more, my wife has what i was thinking is some type of sleep apnea.  Approximately every other month she would wake me up holding her throat and chocking.  The best way i could descibe it is that it was like she had swallowed her throat.  She also is completely exhausted even after a 10 hour night of sleep and she's been having headaches the past month now.  There's no telling how often this occured, i just noticed it every other month or so.  It would freak me out, but i would forget about it until the next episode.  
Well i read over this past weekend that Reggie White dies and sleep apnea is partialy to blame for it (amongst other things).  I immediately think, This is what is happening to my wife!  I go online and do some research and what do you know, i'm pretty positive she has apnea!  So i scare the crap out of her with the Reggie White story because i knew otherwise she would think it's ridiculous and we set an appointment with a sleep specialist.
So Tuesday she has her consultation with the Neurologist.  She explains her symptoms and he tells her ya it sounds like apnea.  However, the freakin idiot also tells her, "oh, if it's not apnea it's probably just MS, but don't worry about it".  When she calls me crying i freakin go through the roof!  What doctor would tell a patient such a thing out of the blue if he wasn't more sure?  I assured her that ms is ridiculous, although it had me worried as well and it had to be some type of apnea.  They set a sleep study for next week.
Now last night we get a call at 8 pm that they've had a cancellation and did she want to do the study?  Of course she's eager to get it done so she says yes she'll be right there.  She takes off and tells me she'll call me in the morning when she finds out the resuls.

Fast forward to this morning...............the study found out that she woke up 132 times last night and they have diagnosed her with hypopnea.  Apparently it's not exactely apnea because hypopnea is a partial obstruction not complete like apnea.  I tell her no wonder she's exhausted if she wakes up over 100 times a night, she's getting no rest at all!  Lastly, they want another study to have her sleep with one of those breathing masks to see if that treatment will work or if she'll need medicine for it.  
I'm just thankful they didn't mention ms to her anymore.  Anyone else had any experince with apnea or particularly hypopnea?
2565  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Zax's UT2k4 Srvr - Fill server Ngt Fri 4/8! Torrent DVD! on: December 31, 2004, 01:57:16 AM
well i was planning on joining you guys but something has went fubar with my game and it's telling me my cd key is invalid and i need to reinstall.  i'm not up to reinstalling all the add-ons so i'm out for tonight.
and wouldn't you know that tonight i had my schedule open all night, man!
2566  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Randy Johnson is a Yankee on: December 30, 2004, 08:39:33 PM
Beltran will be a Yank soon as well.  
And being a long time Yankee fan, i agree they are setting themself up again to be an overpriced set of should-of and could-have beens.
2567  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Zax's UT2k4 Srvr - Fill server Ngt Fri 4/8! Torrent DVD! on: December 30, 2004, 06:58:54 PM
i'm gonna try to make it although it'll be much later than 9 if you guys are still around.
any new plugins or mods recently i need to know about?
2568  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Extreme Makeover Home Edition- biggest steaming pile of crap on: December 27, 2004, 05:47:37 PM
i've never watched the show myself, but the thing that bugs me with these types of shows are exactely what IHate mentioned.  don't get me wrong, these folks are going through horrible tragedies or misfortunes that i'm glad i don't have to experience.  however, it bothers me that someone more needier financially isn't getting the makeover.
for example, our local newspaper every Christmas does a special weekly article on a needy family and tells their story.  this week was a mexican family who are living in a single wide trailor without electricity (last night it got to 32 degrees here in Florida).  they have 4 kids; one being a 15 yr old with cancer and the father who is a plumber just got laid off.  now tell me this family doesn't need a home make over more than a chiropractor living in a well to do suburb in Cali.
the more i write the more i get pissed off so i'll leave it at that.
2569  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Reggie White dead! on: December 26, 2004, 06:25:05 PM
I'm in shock right now.

http://espn.go.com/classic/obit/s/2004/1226/1953400.html
2570  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / In the mood for a good action movie? (Dawn of the Dead 2004) on: December 25, 2004, 07:04:37 PM
surprisingly good movie especially if you were a fan of the original as i was
2571  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / I feel gross and dirty. on: December 23, 2004, 10:37:13 PM
i find this with every mmorpg i have played.  i see some of the same type of rants and complaints at these forums as well.  i've played nearly every major mmorpg for an extended period of time and i've rarely seen the problems everyone complains about.  i just don't get 99% of the complaints people have with the games to be honest with you.
2572  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spiderman FOR REAL!!!! on: December 19, 2004, 01:30:33 PM
they'll be scraping those guys off the road soon enough after missing a jump
2573  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Level Help Thread on: December 16, 2004, 05:31:33 PM
ya but i dont see an option for that turbo you need to make long jumps.
2574  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Level Help Thread on: December 16, 2004, 12:19:47 PM
ok, i'm still stuck at the point where i have to jump a bridge with my buggy and theres a ship shooting at me.  i must have remapped my key that lets me jump bridges, but for the life of me i cant figure out which key it is.  any way to reset the keys to default?
2575  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Lvl 35 Elite Mob in Goldshire? on: December 16, 2004, 02:19:56 AM
thats a great video.
2576  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Anarchy Online now free on: December 16, 2004, 02:12:18 AM
Unless i missed something, AO has and will continue to be fairly succesful.  I'm sure they did lose a few subscriptions with EQ2 and WoW, but the game content and world is so different than either of these two i imagine it will still be around for some time.  I played on and off for over two years and it remains one of the best mmorpg's i've played.  I was casually playing up until a couple months back and it was stable and fun.  There are 220 levels and up until about 110, leveling is super easy and quick.  With the right groups you can literally get 3 or 4 levels a mission and level super fast.  Whoever said the grind was dreadful wasn't doing something right.
Now, since it's free i'd say go ahead it won't hurt to try it for free.  However, you would be missing out on a ton of the content and the ability to play with the regular population that play with the other expansions.  You can pick up the Shadowlands expansion (which includes AO) for nearly nothing and experince alot of what the game offers.  AO free for a year is good, but it's not represenative of the entire package.
2577  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 help on: December 14, 2004, 05:41:58 PM
Sorry to start a new topic but i was hoping for a quick answer and noone had responded yet to my post in the sticky thread.

Ok i'm getting some serious motion sickness and i hope i'm getting close to the end of a level or i'm throwing in the towel. I'm in the buggy level and i just lifted the buggy up and i'm on the raod again.
#1. Am i relatively close to the end of the level?
#2. What is the key you have to use to make super long jumps while in the buggy?
#3. If i have a ways to go, what is the console cheat to skip a level? It's either that or i can't continue.
2578  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Level Help Thread on: December 14, 2004, 11:33:25 AM
Ok i'm getting some serious motion sickness and i hope i'm getting close to the end of a level or i'm throwing in the towel.  I'm in the buggy level and i just lifted the buggy up and i'm on the raod again.  
#1.  Am i relatively close to the end of the level?
#2.  What is the key you have to use to make super long jumps while in the buggy?
#3.  If i have a ways to go, what is the console cheat to skip a level?  It's either that or i can't continue.
2579  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jason Giambi admits using steroids on: December 04, 2004, 06:30:33 AM
or how about admitting it himself?  suuuuuuuuuuuuuure you didn't know it was roids.
2580  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Need serious help after installing Windows!! on: December 04, 2004, 06:05:42 AM
good news!  windows just had the icons not displayed and once i found them i was able to find all my files again.  boy i was sweating that one out.  there were some things on there i couldn't have replaced.
2581  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Need serious help after installing Windows!! on: December 04, 2004, 04:59:50 AM
To make a long story short, a buddy of mine recommended to reinstall Windows XP because of a problem i was having with my computer.  Although i've never done any type of windows install, i took his advice and reinstalled.
What is bothering me now is that i can only see the recycle bin icon on the desktop and no other files.  I was certain i seen a message that said it would save all my settings and files, yet i see nothing.  Additionally my buddy said i wouldn't lose anything as well.
What the heck did i do or is there something else i need to do?
2582  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jason Giambi admits using steroids on: December 03, 2004, 02:01:13 AM
who wants to place a bet on when Mr. Bonds is implicated or testified against from another player?
2583  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Anyone have any toddler videos for trade or sell? on: December 03, 2004, 01:57:40 AM
thanks for the offer zero, very kind of you.  i actually took a look on ebay and there's several decent deals on video packages for auction.  i'll get back with you guys if i need anything.
thanks again for all the responses.
2584  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jason Giambi admits using steroids on: December 02, 2004, 06:21:55 PM
lol Devil
2585  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Wanderers invite you on: December 01, 2004, 07:59:12 PM
Wanderers hasha  been down for maintenance.  We do have a backup site that i can't remember off hand at the moment.  It's been down for a few days so i suspect it'll be back any day.
And as far as i know, you'll definitely need a credit card to play the free trial.  You do have to enter it at registering.
2586  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Man I'm tired... thanks honey! on: December 01, 2004, 05:50:43 PM
lol, this sounds like something my wife would do as well.  if i ever get woken for anything i'm awake for the rest of the evening.  my wife on the other hand would knock out in minutes.
2587  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Everquest 2...Freeport or Qeynos.. on: December 01, 2004, 05:46:33 PM
lol i've been playing Freeport, maybe need to check out how the other half live.
2588  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Looking for comparison - EQ2 and WOW on: November 30, 2004, 08:37:00 PM
This is the bottom line, there are those who like EQ2 and those who like WoW.  It does not mean one product is better than the other simply because you prefer the gameplay of one over the other.  I'm not referring to this post by any means, but all these threads and comments that declare WoW is better than EQ2 or EQ2 rules WoW is ridiculous and i personally would not follow the advice of someone posting such a message.  Having said that...........
I did not play either of the betas for either game to purposely not spoil any parts of the game for me, that's just my feelings.  After all the hype of WoW and so many people declaring it the second coming of gaming, i chose to go with WoW instead of EQ2.  I liked the potential for the casual gamer and ease at leveling rather quickly.  I also liked the idea that our guild at The Wanderers were going to hit it hard at release and i wanted in on it from the start.  However, after playing for just 3 days and up to lvl 11, i was bored out of my mine from constant soloing and quit.  I hated having to solo in a mmorpg and couldn't imagine doing it for the majority of my levels.  Ya i know grouping does get a bit more important at higher levels in order to complete quests, but the little grouping i had done at that moment was lifeless and not as rewarding compared to soloing for most people.  I also did not like the graphics.  The cartoon aproach is just not my style and i just couldn't get into the feel of the world because of it.  I also thought combat was boring for some reason.  You WoW fanbois don't flame me, i just did not personally like it.  For these reasons and a few others, i had to quit because it was boring me to death to solo and chat with my friends instead of grouping.  The fact is most or the majority of people solo and thats not what i was looking for.
Now, i decided to give EQ2 a shot because i heard it was more suited to the grouping player more so than solo'er.  When i immediately entered EQ2, i knew this was the game for me.  I love the graphics, the enormous amounts of character choices, the more mature player, and grouping being encouraged.  I personally think the combat in EQ2 is exciting and more strategic than WoW.  Surprisingly enough i have done more questing solo in EQ2 than i wanted to be, but thus far i haven't been annoyed or bored with it.  I also have been able to find pickup groups each night i've played rather easily.  The leveling is definitely slower than WoW, but until now it's not a burden.  I'm currently level 12 almost 13 and truely addicted to the gameplay, graphics, combat, community, etc.
This DOES not mean EQ2 rules and WoW suxxors.  These are just my personal likes and dislikes about each game and the impressions i had with each on a limited basis.  I have no idea whether EQ2 will hold my attention in the long haul once the grind sets in.  However i do know i traded away my WoW account and will never play it again.  For the many people who say EQ2 is boring and suxxors there are that many people who flame WoW.  I'm not flaming or pumpng either, just giving you my $.02
I  guess the bottom line would be if you have the $$ and extra time, try WoW yourself and make that judgment.  I personally dont think you can decide whats good for you unless you try it first hand.  It surely did not work for me.

Just wanted to edit and add that i can't figure out for the life of me why so many people are having problems with EQ performance.  I have a relatively modest system and at generally high settings i get no lag or stuttering what so ever.  If i hadn't read on different forums all the problems, i wouln't know any existed.
2589  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / "Honey I'm on Target.com. Do you want some pot?" on: November 30, 2004, 12:10:07 AM
ya i seen this discussed at another site and it's obviously a disgruntled employee.   i thought the anal massage was great until i saw the mari j.  can't wait to see what pops up next.
2590  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Tabasco hot sauce on: November 29, 2004, 08:43:46 PM
ya i'm one of those folks who can eat anything regardless of how hot it is.  i usually use Blairs Death sauce when i want to set my dumper on fire and Tabasco Habanero or Chipotle for flavoring.  Tabasco is the best all around hot sauce for seasoning, bar none
2591  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Anyone have any toddler videos for trade or sell? on: November 29, 2004, 08:40:30 PM
thanks for all the responses.  Noah love Thomas but we only catch it like once a month on PBS here.  we will definitely check out Best Buy and Sams.  i appreciate the offer warning on your videos but i was really looking for Thomas.
2592  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Anyone have any toddler videos for trade or sell? on: November 29, 2004, 10:37:11 AM
Kind of an odd request but my almost 2 year old is absolutely head over hills in love with Thomas the Tank Engine and the Wiggles.  We get the Wiggles of course because of Disney so it's not as important as Thomas who we rarely see.
I'd love to get some Thomas videos if possible.  Anyone got any your kids have outgrown?
2593  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Anyone have any interest in WoW and start guide? on: November 29, 2004, 02:35:50 AM
Ascendent

Send me an email at [email protected] please.  My cox email is down and i need to get shipment info. from you.

Travis
2594  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Anyone have any interest in WoW and start guide? on: November 27, 2004, 11:45:32 PM
taken  biggrin
2595  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Anyone have any interest in WoW and start guide? on: November 27, 2004, 05:34:22 PM
email returned  smile
2596  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Anyone have any interest in WoW and start guide? on: November 27, 2004, 10:27:35 AM
Having been underwhelmed with WoW personally, i picked up EQ 2 and thus far i'm loving how things are going.  
So in saying that, would anyone be interested in buying WoW standard edition with the 432 page brady strat guide from me?  With Blizzard extending the 30-day trial a couple days, you could nearly have the entire trial since i just activated it this past Tuesday.
If so, let me know and i'll make a decision by Sunday whether i'm still feeling like i am about it and i can ship it out Monday.  Again, it would be basically the entire trial and the new brady strat guide.

[email protected]

Edit ........... this would be for sale only, no trades.
2597  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / EQ 2 deals? on: November 25, 2004, 01:48:55 PM
ew i'll check CC then, thanks
2598  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / EQ 2 deals? on: November 25, 2004, 10:30:30 AM
Anyone know if this will be on sale sometime this weekend?
2599  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Getting sick while playing HL2 on: November 25, 2004, 02:33:47 AM
yep, it makes me sick as well.  it has actually made me quit playing for now because of it.  if you have a problem such as this, i'd really be aware of it prior to playing.
2600  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / 24 hours on: November 22, 2004, 10:55:38 PM
lol tru1cy, i just got back from eb myself begging to get a copy and no dice here either.
and i suggest everyone check out the Brady strat guide.  full glossy color with quests, quests, quests, maps, crafting recipies, and free updates from Brady.
this is definitely the best mmorpg guide ever produced.  take a look at it when you pick your game up tomorrow.
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