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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Any SCUBA divers here? on: March 19, 2010, 01:09:19 AM
I have been certified for many years and my current level of PADI certification is dive master. Being underwater is great, when you are under you don't think of anything but the sites you are seeing and keeping yourself and others safe. It is a great activity / hobby.

The best advice I can give is not to get overwhelmed when going through training, go at your own pace, relax, and listen to the instructors on advice they give you specifically. You get to meet great people you dive with, I have meet so many friends I have now on trips from different locations and we still keep in touch. It is very much a gadget activity as there is so much gear involved and different types of diving. My current specialty is underwater video photography. I love shooting film of me and my wife diving so we can watch it later.

I did some diving in curacao about four years ago and it was great. I dont' remember where, sunset something, but it was great diving there and I would take the opportunity if you have it.

If you have specific questions I can try to answer them or point you to a location for answers. Most of my dives are wreck dives off of North Carolina. Another good source is scubaboard.com .

42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Endless Ocean: Blue World on: February 24, 2010, 02:46:23 AM
Also as a diver I am interested. I got the first one and did not dig it much, but with a story I will have to look in to this. While I am dry dock it could be fun.

Edit: I would love this on the xbox or ps3 for graphic reasons only.
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock 2 on: February 21, 2010, 03:00:58 AM
I just finished the single player game and it was good. Not the same as when I played Bioshock, but I enjoyed the game. It was harder than I expected on medium, a few times I thought I should have played it on easy, but I finished on medium. Did not do MP and probably will not. It was fun, but no Bioshock which is one of my fav games. In the end is was a great 11 hours of gaming....
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [100 pushups] Results Tracker Thread. on: February 15, 2010, 01:18:00 PM
Anybody that enjoyed the hundred pushups might also enjoy two hundreed sit-ups http://www.twohundredsitups.com from the same group. Plus both seem to have a nice iphone app now, just wish it was free.
45  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: flOw Free on PSN until 9AM PST 2/13 on: February 14, 2010, 01:39:03 AM
damn this game. another game I sit in front of like flower and play for over an hour. Then when asked what I did, I have no answer!!
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBL] 1 vs 100 on: February 13, 2010, 02:02:40 AM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on February 13, 2010, 12:48:55 AM

Anyone want to play tonight?  Last live game of the season.  Pr0ner and I will be getting together around 9:45PM EST if anyone wants to party up.  The more we have playing yelling out answers, the better chance of getting in the mob and winning prizes.

Wish I could, but this is competing with the Olympics opening!!!
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 11, 2010, 01:04:59 AM

Quote from: dbt1949 on February 09, 2010, 12:39:44 AM



this is great!
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock 2 - Sea of Dreams on: February 10, 2010, 12:55:50 AM
I did not get my copy today. Amazon sent an email saying due to weather there is a delay in shipment. hopefully tomorrow.
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 09, 2010, 11:59:59 PM
bottle of life
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Slow downloads on PS3 Network on: February 07, 2010, 10:12:34 PM

Quote from: The Grue on February 07, 2010, 05:52:55 PM

Quote from: crumsteel on February 06, 2010, 09:07:30 PM

I did enter googles dns servers in hopes of speeding it up (something I read somewhere) and I think it helped, but I could just be imagining it.

I don't know why this would matter.  DNS lookups are done on connection establishment.  Why would it make a download faster after that point?

you are correct, it shouldn't. I sometimes I wish for anything to help with the ps3 downloads.
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Slow downloads on PS3 Network on: February 06, 2010, 09:07:30 PM
Another - downloads are slow on the PS3. I did enter googles dns servers in hopes of speeding it up (something I read somewhere) and I think it helped, but I could just be imagining it.
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: January 17, 2010, 02:28:43 AM
Axe clean balls: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bevJr3Ra84Q
53  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: IRC Client on: January 07, 2010, 11:30:12 PM
Thanks. I looked at icechat, but I think I will stick with mIrc.

Just not one of those things where there is a ton of different clients I guess.
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Netflix - we ship you new releases after 28 days! on: January 07, 2010, 04:51:25 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 07, 2010, 02:36:19 AM

OK, so I've waited months to see a dvd/blu ray, 28 more days isn't going to kill me.  Sorry Warner, i'm not going to run out and grab a new copy of something I'm not interested in buying it so I can see it sooner.

I agree. Right now I pretty much see no new releases on the 'instant watch'. I would rather wait and get on a stream, then wait 28+ days to get it via dvd or blu.
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost: The Final Season on: January 07, 2010, 04:43:44 AM
This is probably the only reason I am keeping my dvr right now. Most shows I can wait till the dvd comes out.
56  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: CES 2010 Stuff on: January 07, 2010, 04:36:02 AM
That is sweet. I have been caught up by lenovo's new netbook/tablet. I like the idea of docking it for computer use or just take it for a tablet.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9143142/CES_Lenovo_unveils_hybrid_tablet_laptop_with_two_brains_
57  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Windows 7 'God Mode' on: January 06, 2010, 01:59:38 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 06, 2010, 12:48:51 AM

I'll file this away for when I get W7, but in case no one else has heard about it.  it's hard to believe MS wouldn't put all the features together like this right at the start.

This is great. A lot of this I had to find or do through the registry.
58  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / IRC Client on: January 05, 2010, 02:03:25 AM
Does anybody have any recommendations on a irc client?

It looks like mIrc is the most popular, but I can only tell that from my internet searches.
59  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / zboard on: January 05, 2010, 01:43:10 AM
Anybody interested in a zboard? I have the zboard with the regular keyset, fps keyset, wow keyset, age of conan keyset up for graps. I'm hoping to get $35 for it all.
60  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: Quake 3 (PC) on: January 01, 2010, 09:14:49 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on January 01, 2010, 03:23:25 PM


I wish I could do that. But we are trying to play on a lan that cannot access the website.
61  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LF: Quake 3 (PC) on: December 31, 2009, 08:56:56 PM
Anybody have a copy of Quake 3 they want to get rid of? Either the original Quake 3: Arean or Quake 3: Gold.

thanks.
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: December 02, 2009, 12:10:09 AM

Quote from: dbt1949 on December 01, 2009, 01:36:42 PM

What's really sad is I just don't care anymore.
yep.
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who has a Google Wave account? on: December 01, 2009, 01:31:36 AM

Quote from: Zero on November 30, 2009, 10:11:11 PM

I just got it over the weekend...still trying to figure out what the heck to do with it.

I don't think there is much to do with it yet. As people get invited and start using it I can see it turning in to a useful conversation tool. Part of the invite program from what I can see is to get early adopters to start clicking around to see what breaks and what new features (Gmail integration) need to be added. I don't use much of it, and many features need to be added but I think it is a cool idea.
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBL] 1 vs 100 on: November 25, 2009, 01:29:01 AM
Live tonight starting at 9pm EST. The video game one last night was fun, I played at a buddies house and we had a blast.
65  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: A little help Photoshop gurus on: November 25, 2009, 12:50:02 AM
I used the picture and the site you provided for the lights. I also uploaded to the wave, helps me try and use it. What is the blog so we can check it out?
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/23) on: November 24, 2009, 01:15:36 AM
Whoooo. A week I don't buy anything. But if SS was on xbox live, I might cave.
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBL] 1 vs 100 on: November 20, 2009, 02:12:13 PM

Quote from: Zarkon on November 20, 2009, 05:20:27 AM

How often are the games?

If I remember correctly, the actual live 1 vs 100 is on tuesdays and fridays at about 10pm EST. But during the week you can play extended play in the evenings. The best place to look is on the xbox, you can set up reminders or check the website: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/1vs100/
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBL] 1 vs 100 on: November 20, 2009, 12:24:09 AM
The second season starts today at 8pm EST. I enjoy this game and looking forward to season 2. Anyone else playing?
69  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Google Wave - Invites and the GT Wave on: November 17, 2009, 12:48:42 AM
I now have invites to hand out. Not sure who has gotten an invite so pm if you want one.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 - Slim or Fat? on: November 12, 2009, 02:43:04 AM

Quote from: Crawley on November 12, 2009, 01:47:40 AM

Has anyone used one of the bluetooth > IR converters (like ps3toothfairy) to control the PS3 with a universal remote? I'm considering a PS3 as a replacement to my current DVD player but also looking for good solutions for having my universal remote control it for movies.

I have a nyko one and it worked ok. Just would not turn the system on. All the functionality was there but I got frustrated with it not turning the power on, so I bought the sony one. If you want it pm me.
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 - Slim or Fat? on: November 12, 2009, 01:19:36 AM

Quote from: El-Producto on November 12, 2009, 12:59:26 AM

Ok.

Got back with my 120gb Slim PS3 and the Blu-Ray remote.

We rented Wolverine on BD, and I have to say I'm not as wowed as I thought I would be.  The overall picture is grainy.
I've tweaked my TV settings using some recommended settings from the web.  Maybe it's just this movie.

I don't have a grainy problem with the picture using bluray. My problem has been load times to boot the movie -checking for updates and loading. I just want to watch the movie. Sometimes I wish I rented the dvd to just get on to the show.

congrats on the PS3 purchase!! Make sure to check out the game Pain for some awesome multiplayer fun (not online though).
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: November 11, 2009, 01:13:45 AM
Special Ops mode is awesome. co-op with a buddy is just plain fun....
73  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: For Sale: Playstation 3 80GB Console **SOLD** on: November 10, 2009, 02:32:29 AM
sweet deal. sorry I missed it.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Gaming Headphones on: November 03, 2009, 01:09:04 AM

Quote from: pingwrx on November 03, 2009, 12:24:52 AM

I already put these headphones on my christmas list keep my wife from yelling from upstairs turn the gunfire down in the living room lol.
Sorry if I am confused, but what are "these headphones"? I have been reading through this thread I think I missed the pair you are talking about.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo DSi LL/XL on: October 29, 2009, 10:31:27 PM
This is probably just a test to see what size the market would like for the next gen nintendo handheld. Put out a bigger version and see what people would buy.
76  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: OSX AntiVirus on: October 28, 2009, 10:57:25 PM

Quote from: ravenvii on October 28, 2009, 07:09:48 PM

Quote from: crumsteel on October 28, 2009, 04:57:58 PM

Thanks for all the input. I ended up going with iAntiVirus http://www.iantivirus.com/ for now. But it looks like to get full protection I will need to buy something like Norton.

Oh god, for the love of baby Jesus, please don't get Norton. It's worse than a virus itself. It will fuck your machine up, and it's impossible to remove. Norton is a complete scam on OS X (and Windows too).

Why are you so paranoid anyway? Do you routinely idiotically download random things from shady sites *and* grant it sudo access to your hard drive?

The best antivirus is your brain.

Nope not downloading from shady sites. For two reasons I want  an antivirus. 1. There are viruses on a mac, that I will probably never get, but I don't want one. 2. I use thumb drives in it and transfer files with Win32 machines, the virus may not activate on the mac but will if I get it to the windows machine - could be a file I got from someone else.

Just don't want any chance of a virus.
77  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: OSX AntiVirus on: October 28, 2009, 04:57:58 PM
Thanks for all the input. I ended up going with iAntiVirus http://www.iantivirus.com/ for now. But it looks like to get full protection I will need to buy something like Norton.
78  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / OSX AntiVirus on: October 26, 2009, 11:02:46 PM
I have started using my mac more and more and need to install an antivirus program. I figure there are a bunch of user here that use macs, what would you recommend?
79  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: F/S Ucharted 2--SOLD on: October 25, 2009, 11:07:59 PM

Quote from: Darren8r on October 23, 2009, 05:55:50 PM

Ok I call it! Tongue
Thanks for keeping it in the community!
Deal. I will shoot you a message when I finish to see if you still want it.
80  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: F/S Ucharted 2 on: October 23, 2009, 01:19:31 AM

Quote from: Darren8r on October 23, 2009, 12:42:40 AM

I'll take it if the trade doesn't work out!

Its mine! But when I finish the single player it will be back up for sale.
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