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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Best way for newbie guitar player to progress? on: June 22, 2012, 10:53:15 PM
My 9 year old son has been learning guitar now for about 5 months. I initially found some youtube videos where he learned basic cords. We then bought Rocksmith and he plays that regularly and he is damn good at it.

The problem is we have come to a point where we don't know how to progress as he is bored with Rocksmith and just strumming basic cords over and over.

So for those out there, what are some suggestions on how to progress? I was thinking of looking into buying a cord book with some songs he would like to learn. But is that too much? Not sure where to go from here.
82  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Re: Kindle keyboard, 2 Kindles with offers on: June 18, 2012, 04:50:59 PM
Me really want a kindle fire, someone grab these last kindles and help my cause....please

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83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Verizon unveils new shared phone/data plans - likely no one will be happy on: June 16, 2012, 06:42:43 PM
We are currently paying $170 with the everything family plan from sprint and while we love the freedom, the price every month is starting to get hard to swallow. I'll have to look closer at my minutes and data usage, but somehow we need to lower our monthly bill. On our plan is myself and wife with smartphones and a cheap phone for our son for emergencies he never uses.

From everyone I have mentioned this with, we have a pretty good deal, but after a year with this price, its getting hard to pay every month. I love my Evo and use it like mad, but we are beginning to question why we are spending almost $200 monthly on phones.

No idea what to do.

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84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Best way to fly with guitar on: June 01, 2012, 03:49:19 PM
More flying. The deal is that I'm taking a 3 month work assignment in Hawaii that might turn into a year on different islands in Hawaii so potentially numerous flights.

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85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best way to fly with guitar on: May 31, 2012, 06:34:39 PM
I'm wondering if it would be better to take it to my local shop and have them box it up securely and have them ship it for me?
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Best way to fly with guitar on: May 31, 2012, 04:34:34 PM
I've been teaching myself electric guitar for a few months and I'm needing to take it on a flight in a couple weeks.

For those experienced, do you use a case and check it or what's the best way to travel with it. I'm concerned I check it and when I pick it up at baggage claim its damaged.

I don't have a case yet either so I'll take advice on that too. Its a BC Rich warlock, rather inexpensive, paid $200 for it a few months ago. 

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87  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Re: Kindle keyboard, 2 Kindles with offers on: May 31, 2012, 02:15:35 PM
Still need to move a Kindle with offers

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88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: So I ended up in the hospital yesterday on: May 27, 2012, 01:14:22 AM
Good news Ron. Ya I see alot of those EKGs and most times than not they are nothing to worry about. You've might have had this for years and had you not been sick you would have never known.

Hence my previous story about my EKG class where the instructor took no liability for what people saw on their own when hooked up to an EKG.

Stress test should work out OK buddy. Hope you are feeling better.
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89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: So I ended up in the hospital yesterday on: May 25, 2012, 01:46:48 AM
Oops, overlooked that. Sounds like just an issue of the flu big or the coughing spell.

All should work out OK I'm sure.

I remember when I went through my ekg training the instructor agreed to hook us up and read our own ekg's. Funny thing is he wouldn't take responsibility for what we found....

ie: alot of people find irregular stuff all the time and alot of times its no biggie.

Keep us updated Ron, sure its fine.

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90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: So I ended up in the hospital yesterday on: May 24, 2012, 11:27:19 PM
And as soulbringer mentioned, might have been what us medical experts (j/k) refer to a vasovagal event.

I'm interested in seeing how your appointment works out. You'll be OK my friend.

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91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: So I ended up in the hospital yesterday on: May 24, 2012, 11:21:16 PM
Just curious Ron, I'm a Cardiology RN....but obviously no doctor and wouldn't advise as such.

However, I'm curious specifically what waves were inverted. Some of that can be electrolyte imbalances (hence) the flu bug. My experience, I wouldn't worry until you are given a reason to worry (I know thats easy for me to say). Had it been something acute related to your heart, more workup would have been warranted. There are other reasons, but most for a young spring chicken like you should work out fine.

I guess I just want to encourage you to not get too upset unless the doc asks about your living will......j/k

Good luck and I'm sure it'll be OK. Things like that really does put things in perspective. I see it everyday.

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92  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Kingdom Rush on: May 22, 2012, 12:18:00 AM
OK folks, I rarely ask for help in beating a game....... but i am truely stuck and need help.

I have beaten all the regular maps in kingdom rush, but I have been trying for weeks and weeks to beat the last 3 extra red flag maps and I just can't. I've tried with every combo I can think of, including using a hero and I can't do it.

So for anyone that has beaten it, can I get some hint/ tips?

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93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: May 02, 2012, 03:58:24 PM
Death is definitely a must for any true metalhead....good stuff
94  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Kindle keyboard, 2 Kindles with offers on: May 02, 2012, 03:56:18 PM
One down, two to go.

Still have the Kindle with keyboard and one more Kindle with offers.
95  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Kindle keyboard, 2 Kindles with offers SOLD on: April 08, 2012, 12:31:42 PM
Kindle keyboard with wifi, the $139 version here Kindle keyboard with wifi, the $139 version here

2 Kindle with offers, seen here

All three are just the wifi versions. They all are gently used and have InvisibleShield on with no scratches.

I'd like to sell as a package but would break them up if needed.
96  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Putting out feelers for a huge PS3 bundle on: April 05, 2012, 04:59:43 PM
Well surprisingly I am still in warranty and will be getting a coffin for a replacement. It'll be a few weeks but I'll go through my game inventory for anyone interested
97  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Putting out feelers for a huge PS3 bundle on: April 05, 2012, 12:35:16 AM
No games or movies will work, nothing
98  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Putting out feelers for a huge PS3 bundle on: April 04, 2012, 03:04:35 AM
I have a big PS3 bundle I'm thinking of packaging and selling.  But I have an issue with the system itself.

I bought a new 160gb system last fall.  My son has used it probably about 20 hours.  Tonight I purchase Rocksmith and it's looking like the disc is dead. It spins but won't play any game discs or movies.  I'm really not happy since this is a relatively new system and the drive is dead it appears.  We haven't used it in probably 2 months and bam, drive dead.

So I'm thinking of seeing if someone is interested in the system with a lot of games.  Rockband 2 and 3 with guitar, Call of Duty Black OPS, Battlefield 3, and numerous other games including about $20 of playstation store credit.

I don't know if someone here is interested, but maybe we can work something out.  When I get a chance this weekend I'll list all the games exactely. I do know someone locally that fixes these for the price of the drive. Or I can send it in for replacement if someone is interested or if anyone wants to take it as is, we can talk.

Putting out feelers at the moment.
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Learning to play guitar - (5 month update) on: April 03, 2012, 06:50:59 PM
Rise you devil

Anyhow, my wife and I really want to learn the guitar.  We've talked about it for awhile and finally decided to buy an instrument and get started. We've only been at it for a few days using an app on the IPad called beginner guitar (guitar jamz on the net).  It got a lot of high ratings and after 2 lessons we can both play the first little riff which turns out to be smoke on the water.  I think there are about 8 beginner lessons and it teaches important cords. However, I suspect after a couple weeks we'll need more to move on with. 

I also got excited and bought Rocksmith yesterday.  So far that is kicking my butt. Lucky to get 60% on Satisfaction and that was just lucking out on hitting the right cords.

So what I really want to know is what is recommended for absolute beginners?  An app for the IPad would be ideal and I don't mind paying for it. We both are determined and I think learning together should help.  But I want a good, reliable, proven program.
100  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Rune Raiders on: March 16, 2012, 03:18:30 AM
is there multiplayer?
101  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Xbox Live 3 mo. and PS points to trade for iTunes $$ on: March 15, 2012, 09:19:20 PM
Ok, xbox card is off the table but I really want to try and trade or sell the PlayStation card. Make me an offer.
102  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Rune Raiders on: March 15, 2012, 02:51:27 PM
Ya I might be interested in that as well. Let us know how it goes.
103  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Hero Academy on: March 15, 2012, 02:49:02 PM
Me and Jag have a mini epic game in progress.  Going down to the wire.

Rittchard, what is your username and I'll let you beat up on me like wonderpug is doing several times a day.
104  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Hero Academy on: March 11, 2012, 01:57:21 AM
I'm still trying hard to learn strategies and playing only Dwarves, but man i'm growing tired of having good chances to win or being setup to lose almost right out of the box.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: let's talk tablets on: March 06, 2012, 01:58:09 AM
I'm loving my wife's iPad2. If it wasnt for the fact that I have a droid phone and have a lot of apps I wanna put on a tablet, I could be in the market for a ipad3. However, trying to hold out for the new Transformer Prime but I'll more than likely cave shortly and buy the current version.
106  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Need a reliable printer rather inexpensive on: March 02, 2012, 12:32:02 PM
I have went through a couple cheap walmart printers and I need something more reliable. I don't use it daily, but when I do I don't want glitches. Looking at $200 or so.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: March 02, 2012, 03:09:33 AM
So it turned out ok i guess that Motorhead didn't perform.  They got a nice big boo from the crowd when one of the bands apologized for it.  I thought Lemmy should have atleast shown his ugly mug and played bass for a song or two.   But no dice, oh well.

Here is the summary of the show....

#1. Lacuna Coil was god awful.   One of the worse performances i've seen in nearly 25 years of going to shows.  Thank goodness they only played 6 songs (6 too many that is).

#2. Volbeat stole the show.   I was hoping they'd play 3 or 4 more songs since Motorhead canceled.   Awesome performers and had great energy.   Listen to more of their older albums for a decent taste of them.   The newer stuff isn't as good.   Regardless, fantastic show they put on.   Crowd absolutely loved them.   My wife proclaims them as her new favorite band.   Not sure who the last one was smile

#3. Megadeth was spot on.   I got some good HD footage i'll put on youtube when i get the chance.  Dave can and regularly is an ass, but damnit he can play a f'n guitar....simply amazing.    They played a Motorhead song and actually played some really older material for a change which was great.

Side note, halfway through one of their newer songs, Dave stops and tells security in front of the stage to stop manhandling the fans who were crowd surfing.   He kindly warned them a couple times before.   He called out one of the guards who really was rough with this one tiny girl who repeatedly made it to the front of the stage.   So he stops the song and is dog cussing the guard who is ignoring him.   Dave said, "If i leave this stage asshole you are in alot of damn trouble".   So the guy still doesn't respond and the lights come on in the venue and Mustaine walks off stage.  5 minutes later he comes back with his head of security and they kick the venue security out, literally out the building.   Dave puts his staff in front of the stage and tells the crowd to enjoy themselves and have fun and don't be idiots.   The crowd goes wild and the rest of the show went off great.
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: February 28, 2012, 10:44:07 PM
So my wife and I are getting ready for the Megadeth/Motorhead show tonight and guess what....

Lemmy has a sore throat and Motorhead isn't performing. Thanks Lemmy! Only reason my wife agreed to go AND i bought VIP tickets for us so she wouldn't get smashed in the pits.
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: February 28, 2012, 03:49:00 PM
Megadeth/Motorhead/Volbeat concert tonight
110  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Hero Academy on: February 27, 2012, 06:29:31 PM
heh, there usually is a xmann registered everywhere so i add my anniversary to the end
111  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Hero Academy on: February 27, 2012, 05:27:27 PM
Sent you a game. Feel free to comment on my play
112  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Hero Academy on: February 27, 2012, 01:17:12 PM
OK picked this up and I need some general strategy help, bad. I've played all random games and I'm getting hammered.  I'm reading about crystal rushing and tried that without any success. Most people I've played thus far have simply ignored the crystals and go for my men. Either way I'm pretty much lost. Can someone list some good basic strategy I need to practice?
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: February 27, 2012, 12:59:35 PM
How many rounds of multiball do you get? When I got my best of 50million I think I had 2 or 3. And what's the easiest easy to trigger it?
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: February 27, 2012, 12:49:29 PM
Wow, remember when and where I bought that cd. Still play a few songs from that almost daily.
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: let's talk tablets on: February 27, 2012, 12:46:05 PM
I'm enjoying the wifes iPad 2 as I've decided to try and hold out for the updated Prime in a few months
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: February 26, 2012, 07:21:00 PM
ya i don't know about that either....nor do i understand how ping has a score of 1,000+million
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: February 25, 2012, 04:24:35 AM
Is that the new Goatwhore? I like their stuff usually and I know they got a new album coming out.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: February 21, 2012, 08:51:02 PM
played a few death matches and seems like a fun map
119  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Xbox Live 3 mo. and PS points to trade for iTunes $$ on: February 17, 2012, 10:21:45 PM
Since i bought the wife and my son an iPad last week, i could use some iTunes $$ to get some games....i mean educational programs for it.

I have 3 month Xbox live and $20 PS card.

best bet is to email me at [email protected]
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Gary Carter on: February 17, 2012, 10:14:14 PM
i hear you Jimmy, not alot "if any" Carter type professional athletes around these days.
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