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2521  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: December 04, 2009, 04:24:53 PM
A Christmas Story.

I know I am right.  That leg is very....memorable

Don't check the properties.
2522  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Odd man out today on: December 03, 2009, 10:03:34 PM
No, to get arrogant pricks off your case and to get to wear jeans.

Really if you were going to give $100 a year why not save $20 for December so you get people off your back (and in this case get the perk of wearing jeans?)  It is the same $100 no matter when you give it right?

2523  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Odd man out today on: December 03, 2009, 09:35:13 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on December 03, 2009, 07:41:38 PM

Why?  Why should one feel motivation to give more during the holidays than any other time of year?  Shouldn't charity be appreciated, not demanded or bullied?  Charities should be happy that we give, not worrying about when we give.    

Charities need donations year-round, so I fail to see why holding out until December to make donations benefits anyone except those who for some reason believe that it is better to give in December than any other time of year and judge others because of that belief.


1. Charities are in the business of getting donations and if they find that a certain time of year brings out more donations I think it is their job to pursue that money.

2. I have never heard of a charity which wasn't happy if you gave at a different time but since they can't staff kettles year round it is in the best interest of their business to do it when they would reap the most benefit. 

3. No one (here) is saying holding out till December is better.  It isn't so perhaps the reason you can't see it is because it doesn't exist.
2524  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Odd man out today on: December 03, 2009, 07:25:34 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on December 03, 2009, 05:55:37 PM

Ah, annual holiday charrorism attacks.  Being accosted by Salvation Army bell-ringers outside of the grocery store, being chastised for not contributing money to fundraisers, all necessary parts of every holiday season.

Yet the donations you make throughout the rest of the year, not needing a holiday or ringing bell to motivate generosity, are quickly forgotten or disregarded because everyone else is giving right now

If you don't give when it is convenient for others, you're asked why you hate America.  It doesn't matter what you've given the rest of the year, only during the holiday season because that is apparently the only time it counts. 

Wouldn't it take like one year to learn to save some of that charity for December?
2525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: December 03, 2009, 02:57:48 PM
I finished last night and after cranking down the difficulty I was able to enjoy it more.  I probably just stink at combat but it got to be a bit much to me.  After I lowered it to easy I felt much more like it was a movie where bullets are zinging around and our hero is just lucky. 

All in all one of the most beautiful games I have played but I think I liked Batman:AA better in terms of gameplay.
2526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: December 02, 2009, 10:27:54 PM
Oh did I say that...oh...well I meant something a bit less drastic.  I was pretty frustrated.

And after watching a couple videos on Youtube it is a lot easier on easy.  Can you switch on the fly?  I think if I take down the difficulty I might not mind the combat that much (or at least enough to finish)

2527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: December 02, 2009, 09:59:38 PM
BTW don't get me wrong I think it is a beautiful game with many great parts I just was driven nuts by some stuff.
2528  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: December 02, 2009, 05:39:42 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 02, 2009, 05:22:48 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 02, 2009, 05:20:03 PM

In addition, he's Nathan Drake and he wants to find the stone regardless. I think that's perfectly plausible, and to be honest, I didn't even think about it while playing the game.

Yes- that's a key point.  For most of the game, Drake's motivation isn't stopping Lazarevich, but getting the stone himself first so it will make him rich.  It isn't until toward the end of the game where Drake ceases being concerned for his personal gain. 

....I can tolerate that but I am still annoyed that he opened the gates to Shambala. smile
2529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: December 02, 2009, 05:38:47 PM

Quote from: Turtle on December 02, 2009, 05:07:42 PM

Do you honestly sit through every action movie and nitpick everything, or do you just enjoy it if it meets a certain level of plausability?  Because Uncharted meets a lot of that plausibility requirement, more so than many movies, tv shows, or games.  It harkens back to the classics of the action adventure genre, and if these are the problems you have with the story, I'm not sure how you've enjoyed any action/adventure media for the past 25 years.

We could nit pick all the media for the past 25 years but I think it is just opinion.  For me Uncharted doesn't meet that certain level of plausibility for you it does. 

And ye I do sit though most movies and nitpick.  I am pretty picky.  I also wasn't too bad with Uncharted until the game became a shooter at the end.  It had really devolved in my opinion starting with Chapter 22.  It became almost exclusively shooting which as I said it my least favorite part of the game.  I am sure having to put up with more and more of the part I like least is also making my opinion drop of the game as a whole.

2530  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS/FT: Uncharted 2: Among Bees...err Thieves on: December 02, 2009, 05:03:07 PM
$40 shipped.  I really want to play Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time so I would love to trade for that.  I have been reading about Demon Souls and that sounds fun too if anyone has it.  Or Dragon Age: Origins (PS3 or 360 I have both systems)

PM me if your interested.
2531  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: December 02, 2009, 04:52:55 PM
I am in Chapter 25 and I just hate it.  It has turned into the parts of Uncharted I like the least - straight gun fights.  Since it is near the end I guess they wanted to make it epic but it just feels silly and frustrating. 

The game really missed something with me.  I am really frustrated with the story - you want to stop Lazarovich? Break the freaking dagger in the early chapters!  Heck stop opening every door!  There is no benefit to Drake solving all the puzzles.  If he would just stop the enemy would be defeated.  Especially since the dagger is so important to many of the puzzles - simply smashing it would stop him.  They needed to be two competing adventurers or at least have someone competent on the bad guys side.

So many other parts are just silly too.  The truck chase.  I have a great idea to stop Drake - stop your truck when he is on it.  Get out and let the other guys shoot the heck out of him.  Why would you keep driving?  It also seems a bit unrealistic that the mercenaries would continually shoot at each other.  Your team is driving the truck - don't shoot RPGs at it.  The train was fun but come on if you shoot even the last car off the tracks it will pull down other cars.  They are connected and they weigh a lot.

The arbitrary nature of jumps and killing is also frustrating.  If it is a jump they don't want Drake to make he can't but then 10 seconds later he can make a far longer jump because that is in the script.  I unloaded 3 clips into the final boss on the train and he was fine until Chloe shot him once! And while I can be shot at by hundreds of guys only Flynn's magic gun can actually hurt me.  I know it is for the story but it feels so blatantly fake that is instantly pulls me out of the game. 
2532  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Walk me through setting up Exchange server on: December 02, 2009, 03:27:07 PM
We are moving to MS Exchange from Postfix on the Mac and I wanted a basic walkthrough.  I have the server setup with Server 2008 and it is ready,  we are using AD and I know I will need to create accounts for everyone who will get mail before I install Exchange, and I believe there is no automated way to transfer email from the old system to Exchange (or at least no free way) so for that I intend to simply setup both accounts on my Outlook and copy the messages from one to another.  It will be labor intensive but we only have 60 employees and most have tiny amounts of mail. 

Here is my plan

1. Install Exchange giving it the same name as the old server -
2. Go into the DNS servers and change where the MX record points to point at the new server.
  2a figure out Outlook Web Access and get that setup through the firewall.
3. At that point I think mail should go to the new server fine so new mail is taken care of.
4. Go to the old server and change its name to something like
5. Go into Outlook and set it up so it checks users A's old mailbox and new mailbox
6. Copy all messages from old mailbox to new.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for all users.

To me that seems like it will work.  It gets the Exchange server up and getting mail from anyone who sends to current addresses ASAP which is important and then I can work over a week or so on moving all the old mail over. 

So what am I missing?  What is going to come and bite my butt?
2533  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tiger Woods seriously injured in car crash on: December 01, 2009, 10:08:24 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 01, 2009, 09:16:30 PM

Check out this awesome Chinese news report on the incident. 3D recreation FTW:

It is so lifelike!  It is like they had a camera right there at the time!  smile
2534  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MW2 - my son is a cheater. How can I let him live in the same house as me? on: December 01, 2009, 08:17:08 PM

Quote from: Roman on December 01, 2009, 07:05:13 PM

Sure he is artificially raising his rank- but he is not hurting / illegally modifying anything or anyone and at the end of the day he is not out to cheat anyone but himself. He knows that it is a game and that there is certainly no gains outside of getting new weapons that will make him a better human etc etc.

This is what I thought when you posted at first.  If that is what makes him enjoy the game .... well that is his choice.
2535  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: December 01, 2009, 06:40:21 PM
That is one of the blessings of OO.  Since it doesn't have game, gaming, etc in its name and since it is so tiny 90% of blocking software doesn't notice it. 
2536  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: December 01, 2009, 06:37:54 PM
Don't look at the properties

2537  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: December 01, 2009, 06:36:51 PM
Better off Dead.  Wonderful Holiday movie.  "It has corn. You like corn."  "Lane, I have been going to this school for 8 years - I'm no dummy!"

Anyway I know I am right so I will dig up a new one asap.
2538  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: [DS] Devil Survior $20, [DS] Bowswer's Inside Story $25 on: December 01, 2009, 12:24:02 AM
36 views and no PMs....Go ahead and pitch a lower price or a trade!
2539  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who has a Google Wave account? on: November 30, 2009, 10:18:58 PM
I have one and like most people here I opened it a couple times and then ignored it.  Since it doesn't mesh with current email you can only talk to people who have Wave accounts so it gets pretty dull.

It feels like a forum really except not anyone can join...bit woop.
2540  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: November 30, 2009, 03:14:41 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 28, 2009, 12:57:32 AM

I recognized Jerry Mathers, and I thought I remembered the shot, but I admit I had to look it up.  I could still be wrong.

The Trouble With Harry.

You are correct.  Wonderful Hitchcock black comedy. 
2541  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tiger Woods seriously injured in car crash on: November 30, 2009, 01:58:13 PM
Anyone who thinks that an average citizen could get away canceling 3 meetings with the police is delusional.  Yes it may be within a person's rights but they would be arrested (I am sure it wouldn't even take 30 seconds to come up with a charge).   This "right" to ignore police is entirely fictional unless you are a celebrity. 
2542  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: [DS] Devil Survior $20, [DS] Bowswer's Inside Story $25 on: November 27, 2009, 09:20:21 PM
If your interested PM me. 

2543  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: November 27, 2009, 08:41:22 PM
So everyone on vacation?  Or did I come up with a real stumper!?
2544  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 HDMI - Help on: November 27, 2009, 07:11:34 PM
I will try that when I get home. 

The annoying thing is that before this I used component which went through a switch box shared with the 360 and the sound was fine.  I thought I would be saving myself a hassle of having to get up and manually flip the switch but instead it is more of a headache.  Technology!
2545  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 HDMI - Help on: November 27, 2009, 06:09:51 PM
Derail for my own problem.

I got an HDMI cable for my PS3 and everything is fine for picture but the sound has to be cranked way, way up to be heard and there is a ton of white noise in it.  The sound is going from the PS3 via HDMI to the TV and then out the TV to the stereo receiver.  The 360 uses component to go to the TV but instead of the sound going through the TV to the receiver it goes straight from the 360 to the receiver.   The Tivo does the same thing.   The sound is normal on both of those.  If they are at say 25% volume the PS3 is at 75% to get the same volume - with the white noise too.  Is this because the sound is going through the TV and somehow being degraded? 

Is there a way for the PS3 to use HDMI for video but something else for audio?  And how could I do that?

2546  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Should I get a PS3 for Christmas? on: November 27, 2009, 04:02:36 PM

Quote from: Roman on November 27, 2009, 03:56:06 PM

Or.. If you have a Harmony remote as I do - you could always go for one of these:,en

Great addition.

That is certainly nicer but also a lot more expensive.  It is $60 vs. $20 for the Nyko product. 
2547  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Should I get a PS3 for Christmas? on: November 27, 2009, 03:56:57 PM

Quote from: JayDee on November 27, 2009, 03:53:35 PM

The only major knock I have against the PS3 (and it's a purchase-killer) is that I absolutely loathe the PS3 controller. The 360 controller is a million times better than the PS3 controller, IMO.

Don't let that be a purchase killer by any means.

2548  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Should I get a PS3 for Christmas? on: November 27, 2009, 02:08:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 27, 2009, 05:32:42 AM

and don't forget the best accessory purchase you can make.

and the second best.

If you already have a universal remote you might want to get the Nyko remote instead.  It will allow you you use your current remote with the PS3.  Much better than having two remotes.
2549  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: November 25, 2009, 10:09:21 PM
I googled my guess and found the same pic so I am 100% sure now.  Here is mine.

And unlike my usual post you can look at those image properties all you want they don't help a bit.
2550  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: November 25, 2009, 10:06:49 PM

Quote from: map on November 25, 2009, 02:16:07 PM

I may be a little over confident but I love this movie;

The Bishop's Wife.
2551  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Road on: November 25, 2009, 10:05:34 PM
It seems like the film most likely to push up those holiday suicide numbers! 
2552  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ninja Assassin on: November 25, 2009, 07:26:48 PM
So this opens today anyone going to check it out?  I am interested but I know I won't have time till after the weekend so some other guinea pig should check it out!
2553  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Well, so much for Christmas this year on: November 24, 2009, 04:25:52 PM
That sucks but maybe you can put a bow around the new duct work. smile
2554  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] New Moon! OMFG! on: November 23, 2009, 09:41:28 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 23, 2009, 09:35:16 PM

I'll be curious to see how the movie does in subsequent weeks though.

I bet great.  Kids have a lot more free time to see movies and there isn't anything.  I remember all those girls who saw "Titanic" over and over again. Kids also have some of the highest amounts of disposable income.
2555  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: When do you go to bed? on: November 20, 2009, 03:34:43 PM
Between 10-11 here.  I thought I went to bed really early but it seems average around here.

Once a week or so though I just crash.  I put one of the kids to bed around 8pm and just fall asleep then.  I seem to need to catch up.
2556  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CHUCK IS RENEWED! Chuck vs. The Third Season **spoilers for S2**! on: November 20, 2009, 02:12:44 PM
io9 has a little trailer for Chuck Season 3 in their morning spoilers.  Looks like fun! 
2557  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Profitability Via 3D Technology on: November 19, 2009, 09:15:24 PM

Quote from: Bob on November 19, 2009, 08:31:46 PM

Sony depending on all of us to buy new 3D capable displays is loony.

Exactly.  I just had to buy an HDTV for Blu-ray etc.  Now they think I will buy another TV just for gaming?  Not a chance. 
2558  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: November 19, 2009, 03:13:50 PM
Did you mean cheesy or easy?
2559  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spike Video games Awards 2009 on: November 19, 2009, 02:19:39 PM
It might be garbage but it is free, they don't require an email or registration to vote so why not? 
2560  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Alan Wake videos! on: November 13, 2009, 07:41:52 PM
Looking very good and very interesting.  I am hooked.  I want to know if we can save poor Rusty!
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