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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This may be your favorite cover of an AC/DC song on: August 30, 2013, 04:10:20 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 30, 2013, 04:06:46 PM

I may be shaking it all night long to that video.

I'm guessing you live somewhere in the neighborhood of the arctic circle.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/30/13 (Labor Day Weekend edition) on: August 30, 2013, 04:01:34 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 30, 2013, 03:57:38 PM

also tempted by Hitman Absolution as I only played the first level.

This is my favorite Hitman game in recent memory.
83  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New monitor choices: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 on: August 30, 2013, 04:00:15 PM

Quote from: CylusMaxii on August 30, 2013, 03:26:38 PM

FWIW - the HP ZR2440w on my work PC is great!

Funny. I am looking at the exact same monitor at work. smile

...and I have a 24" dell at home... wait... alternate personality, is that you?
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/30/13 (Labor Day Weekend edition) on: August 30, 2013, 03:57:02 PM

Quote from: Gratch on August 30, 2013, 03:33:29 PM

What time I have will be spent with Final Fantasy XIV.  Really enjoying this game so far.

I would be waiting in a queue to play FFXIV, but they won't sell it to me, so...

Skyrim! My second character, started to do the expansion content and the other side of the war, just surpassed the original in level, though not damage output. Yes, my second character was going full destruction... she now has 76 destruction... and 100 archery and 95 sneak. Sneaky Archer forever!
85  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: No Zombicide topic here!?! (Season 3 announced) on: August 30, 2013, 01:52:06 PM
I'm curious about competive play (it addresses the co-op alpha player problem) but more I would be looking at what they come up with for tiles and new options for scenarios. Season 1 stuff has become stale. I know Season 2 is going to make things a lot more interesting with Toxic and Berserkers as well as many more possible board layouts, but eventually we'll need more!

They hint at different spawning rules also which I am curious about.

I'm sure I'll get it whatever it turns out to be, more survivors you know, because two dozen isn't enough! I may need more fuzz boxes.
86  Gaming / Analog Gaming / No Zombicide topic here!?! (Season 3 announced) on: August 30, 2013, 01:22:07 PM
http://guillotinegames.com/en/blog-season-3-preview-competitive-mode

We haven't gotten our hands on season 2 (shipping now), but they's just announced season 3, which introduces competitive play.

Zombicide is the third most expensive game investment I have made, of course I'll continue pumping the cash in. It will take a couple more seasons to pass up heroscape and decades to pass up Magic: The Gathering. slywink
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things that make you want to puke. on: August 30, 2013, 03:37:06 AM

Quote from: KKBlue on August 30, 2013, 03:00:54 AM

Quote from: coopasonic on August 30, 2013, 01:11:09 AM


Dehydrated fruit cocktail... :o

Quote
:o

That's the best you can come up with from the bounty of emoticons?

I was posting from my phone. I'll try to do better.  ninja
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things that make you want to puke. on: August 30, 2013, 01:11:09 AM
...and those are the new improved MREs. Way back in the 80s they were worse dadgummit!

Dehydrated fruit cocktail... :o
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Citizen, space combat simulation game (Chris Roberts' latest) on: August 30, 2013, 12:44:52 AM
That was... boring. I suppose the bigger ships might be a bit more interesting. But... yeah.
90  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: [Boardgame] Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island on: August 29, 2013, 09:36:40 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 29, 2013, 09:30:43 PM

And yes, Robinson Crusoe will be at Octocon.  Shall I book you a seat for RC, Pax, DoAII and a mage off between you, me and Zarathud?

Not sure I am interested in Pax, but I am definitely interested in RC and Mage Wars and would like to see DoAII at least. My other interest that I haven't gotten a chance to play is Spartacus.
91  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: [Boardgame] Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island on: August 29, 2013, 09:15:21 PM
I'm hoping your love for this game lasts through Octocon. /hint

I'm assuming Pax Porfiwhatever and DoA 2 are on a shelf in your basement now.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Any opinions, intformation, etc. about nursing or respatory therapy? on: August 29, 2013, 08:57:55 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on August 29, 2013, 07:54:59 PM

I have a friend at work that went from respiratory therapist to DBA and his wife is a nurse of decades who just finished her BS. I think he might have a unique perspective. I've asked him to pass along some input.

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I think Nursing may be the better choice, primarily because they have a better lobby with the government (they make more money).  Respiratory Therapists (RT) donít have as much face time with the patients, as they have to cover a large portion of the hospital.  RTs walk\stand\run constantly.  Even in intensive care, you may have 5 ventilator patients to take care of (and they donít talk).  The nurseís patients are in a single area, and there are chairs.  Nurses have more patient\family contact. RTís are focused on the more critical patients, so their time must be much more divided.  Plus, the RT can do some unpleasant things to the patients, so they are not always happy to see them.  I went for months where my only break was the elevator ride between floors (I rode the elevator up, and took the stairs down).

There are rules for the minimum number of nurses in a hospital, but none for Respiratory Therapists.  Some hospitals have eliminated all respiratory therapists.  Most hospitals are requiring Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to be hired, which is a full 4 years.  There are online nursing programs, but most are for RNís that need to get their BSN to keep their job (Diana was one). 

There are 2 year respiratory therapy programs Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT), but the pay is not very good.  The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is the preferred way to go, but most are going to a bachelorís degree programs (at least the good schools). 

The one positive about RT is when the patient poops themself, you can leave the room until it is cleaned up (the nurses have to clean it up).  The rooms of respiratory patients generally smell better. 
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does anybody know how to get rid of a family of foxes living in the attic? on: August 29, 2013, 08:48:05 PM
The King, the Mice and the Cheese

Mice invade, eat the cheese. King asks his wise men for help.
Cats gets rid of mice. Cats are annoying.
Dogs get rid of cats. Dogs are annoying.
Lions get rid of dogs. Lions are annoying.
Elephants get rid of Lions. Elephants are annoying.
Mice get rid of Elephants.

King says screw it and makes peace with the Mice.

Moral of the story: stick with the squirrel, it's probably not going to kill you.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things that make you want to puke. on: August 29, 2013, 08:14:37 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 29, 2013, 07:37:02 PM

I prefer my hot dogs steamed.

 puke
95  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: RPG for a 7 year old who loves Castle Ravenloft on: August 29, 2013, 07:58:56 PM
It just occurred to me that I am going to need many polyhedrons. An excuse to buy more stuff. I am thinking a chessex pound o dice might cover it. biggrin
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Any opinions, intformation, etc. about nursing or respatory therapy? on: August 29, 2013, 07:54:59 PM
I have a friend at work that went from respiratory therapist to DBA and his wife is a nurse of decades who just finished her BS. I think he might have a unique perspective. I've asked him to pass along some input.
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things that make you want to puke. on: August 29, 2013, 07:02:10 PM

Quote from: Lassr on August 29, 2013, 06:57:50 PM

I can't think of anything that has ever made me puke other than being sick so I guess that is my answer...illness.

Reminded of the last time I puked... 11/10 pain scale type pain. The only time I have been in so much pain I puked was a kidney stone.
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things that make you want to puke. on: August 29, 2013, 06:56:08 PM

Quote from: Teggy on August 29, 2013, 06:53:33 PM

On the next level, an old girlfriend had such a strong gag reflex that just saying the wrong thing to her could result in dry heaves. Her friends would have fun just making up gross things to say to her to see her gag (personally I didn't think it was funny at all).

Was it funny after you broke up?
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things that make you want to puke. on: August 29, 2013, 06:47:16 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on August 29, 2013, 06:36:29 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on August 29, 2013, 06:31:46 PM

Poopy diapers used to bring me to the brink,

How about hooker shit?

I will never, ever click that link.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things that make you want to puke. on: August 29, 2013, 06:31:46 PM
Poopy diapers used to bring me to the brink, but now I have a 7 year old, 4 year old and an iron stomach.
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Citizen, space combat simulation game (Chris Roberts' latest) on: August 29, 2013, 01:20:42 PM
I did the same thing a few weeks ago. I could swear I backed it in some way at some time but just couldn't find the email. Finally I found the right keyword and found my receipt.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: August 29, 2013, 01:18:29 PM
I am really trying to keep myself from buying this. 2 months later I will have a brand new console that it won't play on. I will only be able to play it when the kids are asleep. Eventually it will come to PC. Yes, I'm so lazy that going up the media room and waiting for the projector to warmup to play is a negative.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What stupid things did you do as a teen? on: August 28, 2013, 08:54:49 PM
Hey Blackhawk, at least your dumb things were things you could learn from and overcome. I'm going to continue getting cold sores for the rest of my life!
104  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: RPG for a 7 year old who loves Castle Ravenloft on: August 28, 2013, 08:19:27 PM
Thanks guys. I read through the test drive and the adventure kronovan linked. It might be a bit dark for the kiddo, but it's simple enough to change a few things and make it the same adventure but with fewer murders and nooses... not that castle ravenloft is all rainbows and unicorns.

The system does seem pretty straightforward, though it will take some getting used to the switch from hit points.

I think it would help to see it played a bit, I wonder if youtube would be able to help me there. Everything is on youtube.
105  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Email shows on profile? on: August 28, 2013, 07:55:31 PM
looking at your profile, I see:
Email:  hidden 
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Shadowrun Returns (official review on Page 3) on: August 28, 2013, 07:33:16 PM

Quote from: Arkon on August 27, 2013, 07:26:36 PM

Well, just beat the game finally, had a lot of trouble on the last battle with my decker.

I am sadly still waiting for my physical goods from the kickstarter.

In the end my decker was a badass with an assault rifle and an ok decker.
107  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: RPG for a 7 year old who loves Castle Ravenloft on: August 28, 2013, 05:17:43 PM
That's awesome, thanks. smile
108  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: RPG for a 7 year old who loves Castle Ravenloft on: August 28, 2013, 03:52:22 PM
Unfortunately I can't refer back to the old thread where I think it might have been mentioned, but where do you start with Savage Worlds? With Pathfinder there is the start box, with Savage worlds there is an incredibly long list of books and PDFs. Note: I am not interested in PDFs really. I looked at one of the books at my FLGS and they are pretty massive and it's not clear what I need.
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What stupid things did you do as a teen? on: August 28, 2013, 01:31:12 PM
smoking, drinking, vandalism, shoplifting, trespassing, whatever they call it when you flee from the police to avoid a speeding ticket

OK, the absolutely dumbest thing I did involved a 10 speed bicycle, wet roads, bad brakes and a highway. Basically all I did was run a stop sign  at a blind intersection on my bike... across a busy highway. You know those car chase scenes in the movies where they fly through intersections to much honking and screeching and fist shaking? Yeah, it was like that only it wasn't a city with slow traffic, it was a 55mph highway and I was on a bike. One car panic braked it's way into a 360 slide into one of the huge ditches by the highway. The driver was ok, but the car was totaled. I didn't find this out until later because I kept on keeping on back to my house... which was only about a block away. I found out when the police knocked on my door about 20 minutes later, while the adrenaline was still pumping. I guess the good thing was one of the local guys (that highway also saw it's share of state troopers). I delivered his newspaper on that very same bicycle every day. He told me it was bad to leave the scene of an accident and about what happened and scared the living crap out of me. He never told my dad. I guess he didn't have any way to prove it was me, but he knew it was. I wasn't exactly incognito in a town of 600 people where I delivered half their papers and was top of the class.

I don't think I ever told anyone about that. If anyone I am ever interviewing with ever sees this, I am making it up as an attention grab and this never happened.
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 27, 2013, 04:07:02 PM
That is one lonely group. iron_kraken makes 2 members
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: August 27, 2013, 04:03:48 PM

Quote from: Misguided on August 25, 2013, 11:21:40 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on August 25, 2013, 11:17:18 PM

Extra month's worth on the down payment, you mean?

No, I mean once the mortgage is set up, make a double payment (or you could split up across more than one month). The point is, at the beginning of your mortgage, almost all the money goes to interest, not principal, so paying the equivalent of one extra month takes a lot of time off the length of the mortgage (because the extra all goes toward the principal. Iirc, on a 30 year, that one extra double payment takes off around 7 years. Don't recall the exact numbers, been a while.

This was true when mortgage rates were higher (8%). Now it will only save you about 4 years if you are getting the best available rate (~4%). My mortgage is at 2.625% and there is so little interest that paying ahead has very little (anti)compounding benefit. On my mortgage an extra payment a year would pay off the loan 15 months early.

This is why it is ok for me to buy a XBOne! See, totally brought that back on topic.
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chelsea (Bradley) Manning - when does gender assignment change you on: August 27, 2013, 03:26:34 PM
No direct connection to my knowledge, but she appears to be more in touch with respect the "rules" of gender identity.
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chelsea (Bradley) Manning - when does gender assignment change you on: August 27, 2013, 02:54:21 PM
Has silverjon made her way over to GT yet? This is a topic for her. I think you are supposed to respect the person's gender identity. It's their choice, not yours.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: August 27, 2013, 02:51:54 PM

Quote from: Turtle on August 27, 2013, 02:31:41 PM

Okay then, if you really want to get into that level of detail, no one that is sane/smart, has a reasonable budget, and isn't well off or rich will make a $500 purchase trivially.

Just arguing the absolute statement you made. It depends how you ask whether I am rich or not. I say not, but some disagree on the definition, but $500 isn't impacting my budget.

Quote from: Turtle on August 27, 2013, 02:31:41 PM

Not sure why you're bringing up the PS3 controller, but it was fine to me, a bit outdated, but nowhere near the levels of total useless and hatred that I'd see people spew.

Only some 360 controller fans are saying that they'd prefer the PS4 controller, however, almost everyone is saying that the PS4 controller is in every way in parity with the 360/XB1 controller, which allows for some to say that it actually feels better

I thought that was the common complaint about the PS3. I still complain about it because it still sucks in comparison.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: August 27, 2013, 01:23:54 PM

Quote from: Turtle on August 27, 2013, 02:19:58 AM

No one makes a $500 purchase trivially.

I disagree wholeheartedly. I know one person who makes $500 purchases on a whim so often you could call it a hobby. Yesterday it was closer to $700 with the XBOne, Gold card and Forza Limited.

$30k I'll give some thought to beforehand. $500 isn't going to impact the bottom line.

I'm still happy to argue all day about why the PS3 controllers sucks and I am suspicious of claims that xbox 360 controller fans prefer the PS4 controller, but in the end I will end up buying both assuming the PS4 comes up with something I have to own. I bought the PS3 for the Uncharted games and I loved the first 2, but I am over it. They need something new to grab me. I am sure it will come.
116  Gaming / Analog Gaming / RPG for a 7 year old who loves Castle Ravenloft on: August 26, 2013, 08:00:36 PM
Theose geeks over at that now dead site OO suggested the Pathfinder Starter Box and something from Savage Worlds... I was wondering if you guys had any different suggestions. I'm checking out Pathfinder and grabbing the other D&D boardgames, but I am bored and need more conversation. Tell me what ya got!
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: August 26, 2013, 02:48:50 PM
...and I am an XBOner purely for Forza.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: August 26, 2013, 02:41:06 PM

Quote from: TiLT on August 24, 2013, 02:52:01 PM

Making a purchasing decision for an expensive console like this based on one or two launch titles would be incredibly short-sighted. That is, unless you feel that those few games justify spending $400 or $500 on alone.

Putting this much thought and discussion into a trivial purchase decision like this one is incredibly disappointing.
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: dbt's condition on: August 26, 2013, 12:53:29 PM

Quote from: KKBlue on August 26, 2013, 12:49:27 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on August 25, 2013, 09:54:11 PM

Mmmmmmmm.......ear bacon......
Absolutely disgusting YellowKing! Reading the noun is one thing but adding the Mmmmm takes it to another level... Simpson-ized or not.


Stop encouraging him!
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood on: August 23, 2013, 06:07:28 PM
I had no idea that was the finale. I guess I am glad it is over. Back to Dexter!
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