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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hardwood floors and dogs. Any suggestions? on: September 30, 2014, 05:29:31 PM
I have hardwood floors, 2 golden retrievers, and 2 cats. 

It is hair central!  I vacuum multiple times per day, and you can still find hair everyplace.

I have come up with zero solutions, cept getting animals that don't shed.  smile

I've actually thought about putting down carpet, as i worry about my guys slipping around on the hardwood. 
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I get a cat? on: August 01, 2014, 02:22:30 PM
no, you shouldn't get a cat.  you should get TWO cats.  smile

cats aren't overly expensive...unless you run into medical problems, in which case they can be.

the love and companionship is more than worth it though. 
3  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: DNS Server? on: June 20, 2014, 03:26:36 AM
If you really want to test things, use this:

https://code.google.com/p/namebench/
4  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Has anyone had a good experience with the GeForce Experience? on: June 19, 2014, 01:46:45 AM
on windows 7, every time there was an upgrade it would never actually complete the upgrade. 
Always took a complete uninstall and reinstall.   Quite annoying.

Now on windows 8.1, so far so good.
5  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Ipad 3 w/Retina Display 16GB Wi-Fi $195 on: May 15, 2014, 09:17:56 PM
pm sent
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Age of Mythology coming to Steam on: April 12, 2014, 04:30:21 AM
One of my all time favorites. 

As Lordnine said, its not like they gave the first one the royal treatment.  They did the bare minimum, and there were so many issues.

Will probably wait for a $10 sale
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: April 07, 2014, 06:30:42 PM
An IR remote, in this day and age?

Main reason I used my ps3 over my 360 for media duty, IR doesn't cut it.
8  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / university blocking gamingtrend on: April 02, 2014, 03:36:16 PM
gamingtrend stopped working at my university a few weeks ago.  I thought the site was just down.
Finally got around to pulling it up at home, and find that it IS up.

I inquired with our fine ITS security folk, and it ends up that gamingtrend is being blocked as a botnet.
I figure if it's happening at my school, I'm sure it's getting blocked other places.

The exact response I got was:

"Made it on to our reputation list for being part of a botnet…with a pretty high score at that.
Their IP’s showed up on EmergingThreats and SANS"

Not sure what, if anything, admins can do to get the site off those lists, but just wanted to let someone know this was happening.

9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: March 17, 2014, 02:35:02 AM
Any way I cut it....time, hassle, gas, etc....amazon prime always wins.   Given that items are usually cheaper than they are locally, and no tax...it's a no brainer.

Also considering the unofficial "share it with four friends", it's really like $25 a year each.

I don't use the video streaming or book lending at all.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Meet Xena - My Lhasa Apso on: February 27, 2014, 05:50:34 PM
Puppies sure can be a lot of work!

Leave her in the crate, she'll be fine.  Really!

We as humans are really great about making ourselves feel guilty, aren't we?  smile

Perhaps set up a webcam so you can check on her during the day?  I did that with my dogs, and they pretty much just sleep 98% of the time.

Perhaps find some neighbors who would be interested in doggie play dates?

My way of dealing with the guilt was to get a 2nd dog.  I feel better knowing they are together.
11  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Need a free mail client that can import Windows Live Mail (Win7) on: February 18, 2014, 07:59:45 PM
Did you try the thunderbird extension for importing messages?

https://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/switching-thunderbird

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/importexporttools/
12  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: February 11, 2014, 08:21:35 PM
But if you go someplace where pot is legal, and smoke up, and three weeks later get busted back home for having it in your "system"...

Would be like if a breathalyzer worked for a month.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jack Reacher is coming to the big screen. on: February 05, 2014, 08:41:04 PM
Wow, I can't believe it made that much money, or that it's getting a sequel.

I guess there are those that will see him in anything and those that like action movies with a big star.

Everyone I know who actually has read the books was very disappointed with the choice for lead, though more
than a few of them went to go see the movie.
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jack Reacher is coming to the big screen. on: February 04, 2014, 04:08:51 PM
As a huge fan of the books, I pretty much decided that dwayne johnson (the rock)
would have been a perfect jack reacher. 

I think he could have led it to being a series of movies, instead of one and done like tom cruise.

15  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Need a Good Deal on XBL 12 Month on: January 10, 2014, 02:41:34 PM
$42

http://www.gamedealdaily.com/store/product.php?product=2004&clickid=wryQCP2qnWKZxWQyQk3ExwFLUkT1nG29w3NE3Y0&clickid=RV-2%3Am0E%3AwKhRA5xtx1Mr079UkT1EjU%3Ajy8PRk0
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/XB1/PS3/PS4/Wii U/PC]Assassin's Creed IV:Black Flag on: November 21, 2013, 03:11:32 PM
I tried 3 times to make it through AC3, but never did.  The game just didn't click with me.

I am loving AC4 though.  It has been a nice variety of ship/land, keeping it interesting. 
And hey, who doesn't love pirates?  Used some of my uplay points to buy the pirate costume, making it even better!  smile

I downloaded the AC4 app on to my nexus tablet last night, and thought that was kind of cool, and handy. 
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you wear a watch? on: July 29, 2013, 07:48:48 PM
Yep, still wear a watch.

When an EMP goes off, and all your cell phones are dead, you'll be late getting to the rally point!
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Vitamins on: July 11, 2013, 02:57:11 PM
I'm over 40.  I take flintstones chewables.  My diet sucks, so I figure it can't hurt.  smile

19  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Help me troubleshoot a network issue on: June 21, 2013, 02:35:30 PM
Try the powerline stuff on different outlets perhaps.

I had some video streaming issues, downloaded and installed the powerline utility, and it will show you real time speed between
your two units.

I was getting about 8mbps.  Moved the one connected to my router to a different outlet, went up to 110mbps.

Problem gone.  smile
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Google Reader on: June 20, 2013, 04:08:39 AM
I decided to not get screwed over again, and just host my own now with tiny tiny rss.

http://tt-rss.org

It's actually pretty good, and has an android app smile
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA Castlestorm on: June 03, 2013, 09:17:50 PM
Thanks for posting this.  Never heard of it, so went and grabbed the demo.

It was kind of fun.  Wish the demo had a bit...more.   I'm on the fence.  smile

22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What book/book series do you wish you could read again for the first time? on: May 31, 2013, 04:53:40 AM

Think it was said above...the adept series by piers anthony.

I was about 10 when I read the first couple.  I wonder what old me would think of them?  smile
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Any Bitcoin miners out there? on: April 15, 2013, 08:16:10 PM
I looked in to this last year, and at that point it had all ready seemed like the ship had sailed
for regular joes to do some mining on their home pcs.

Do a google image search for bitcoin mining, and check out some of the rigs people have setup.  It's crazy.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So i have just cancelled Xbox Live Gold(After 8 Years) on: April 08, 2013, 05:03:03 PM
The best feature is how most of their features just allow you to make a connection to another service
that you all ready pay for.  Hello hulu plus, netflix, etc

Now if Gold included access to all that stuff without having to pay yet again, it would have some value.  To me.  smile



25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iOS v Android on: February 23, 2013, 12:34:12 AM
I had an ipad 1 and an asus transformer, and I used the transformer a ton more than I ever used the ipad.
Mostly because all of the information I wished to consume at a glance I placed as widgets on one page, and wouldn't
even have to open any apps.  On the ipad i'd have to go through 5-6 different apps to get all that information.

My best friend has the latest gen Ipad, and it's certainly nice, feels snappy, runs everything well.  Wish I knew someone with a nexus 10 I could play with, so I could compare them.

I have an android phone and I've played with my friends iphones.  At this point in the game, for what I use them for, they're about the same.
I'm overly sick of the android vs ios debates, and tend to shy away from them.

I have a galaxy S3 these days, and it's a very nice phone.  It is bigger than I wish it was, though being winter, it hasn't bothered me much, because my winter coat has a nice big pocket perfect for a cell phone.  Come summer, and shorts, I may feel a bit differently.  Picked up a friends iphone 5 the other day, and it was so much smaller in my hand, it felt like a toy.  But in another way, it actually felt kind of good.

Really, feeling old, wishing a phone was still just a phone.  I miss my a900 flip phone!  smile

The thing about apple, in my eyes, that if you are going to go in...you need to go all in.  macbook, ipad, iphone.

I'm tempted...sometimes smile
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Guns] GT Firearms Owners on: February 20, 2013, 05:20:03 PM
I live in Chicago, so I've currently don't have anything.   Waiting to see how everything plays out here before I make a decision. 
Spent time in the USMC, have fired a ton of different weapons, and am looking forward to someday arming myself.

Does anyone have any recommended gun forums that they browse?  Just looking for more focused conversation smile
27  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: No Easy Day on: September 08, 2012, 01:42:00 AM
Considering the government can pretty much do what it wants, when it wants these days, and they didn't block the sales of the book...makes me think they want us all to read it, regardless of what they are actually saying.

28  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Greenman gaming has LOTR War in the North for $5 on: August 17, 2012, 07:32:25 PM
thanks for the heads up.  really want to play this on 360 instead, but for $5 it's tempting...
29  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: In the market for a new laptop for pharmacy school... on: July 16, 2012, 07:48:50 PM
I'm a fan of the dell inspiron 14z.  

Really, since you aren't gaming, any modern laptop is going to serve your needs just fine.  So, it all comes down to how much you want to spend.

Are dells the best laptops ever?  No, but they are certainly good enough, and are on the cheaper side of things.

Always dell coupons and deals floating around as well.

Dell outlet also gets some good deals, and different coupons offers also.  Currently have 25% off a bunch of laptop models.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 NHL Playoffs (Finals) on: June 07, 2012, 01:47:20 PM
As someone who doesn't have cable, I'm really happy they didn't win last night, as all the rest
of the games will be on NBC.

Other than that...go kings!

31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings on: May 09, 2012, 03:56:46 PM
It must just be me because I haven't seen many people complaining about it...

But I'm in act two, and I'm becoming very frustrated trying to navigate around using the map, or the minimap. 
Trying to figure out how to get to my various quest markers, and it's driving me crazy.

I'm about to give up frown
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kindle Fire Rage [Rant] on: April 15, 2012, 05:32:05 PM
I live in chicago, so often times they use the local courier option.

It's the worst, ever.  Huge thread on amazon boards about all the problems people experience
with these local couriers.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Alcatraz on: January 27, 2012, 03:35:22 PM
after reading everyones lukewarm to negative reviews here and on another site, i almost
didn't get around to watching the first 3 episodes.

I did the other night...I'm in!  Was in the best show ever?  No, but I find alcatraz fascinating, and
I'm certainly willing to give the show a shot
34  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Advice: MacBook Air 11" or Transformer Prime with Keyboard Dock? on: January 06, 2012, 06:51:32 PM
Eh, I like my widgets smile

Tablet comes out of sleep, can see at a glance my emails, the weather, some news, stock ticker, and a few other things.

On my ipad, I get to open 8 different apps for all of that smile
35  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Advice: MacBook Air 11" or Transformer Prime with Keyboard Dock? on: January 05, 2012, 01:57:26 AM
I also am a big android fan, and own both the original transformer, and an original ipad.

I never use the ipad, I enjoy my transformer much more.  Most of my friends/family who have had the opportunity
to use both always ask me for the transformer when they come over.

The new transformer looks pretty sweet. 

That being said, you can't go wrong with either I think.  Guess it depends if you buy into the apple/ios world or not.

Let us know what you get, and how you like it smile
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on: December 22, 2011, 03:42:05 PM
I've seen a lot of movies with subtitles in my time (used to date someone who was big into foreign films)

I'm split on subtitles.  On the one hand, it was kind of fun to be able to talk to people about the movie we were watching,
without having to "listen" to what was going on.

On the other, if you're busy reading subtitles, you're actually missing a lot of the movie.  Well, at least I am. 
I find it pretty hard to concentrate and read words while trying to follow facial expressions and action in the background.

37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Push to Get Rid of Cable on: December 15, 2011, 04:18:59 PM
Ah, hockey fan here myself, which is very rarely on broadcast tv here, which sucks.

I looked in to the NHL center ice thing, since I could stream it over my ps3, but you can't get home market games, which was the whole reason I wanted it.

38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Push to Get Rid of Cable on: December 15, 2011, 03:37:04 PM
I also gave up my cable years ago.

I've got a series 3 tivo, and an antennae, so I get the broadcast channels in high def along with ease of recording.

In the beginning I missed sports a bit, but as time went on I just didn't care anymore.

All in all, it's been a fairly liberating experience, and the money savings is pretty nice!

It's actually been kind of nice not being a slave/zombie to tv.  I go over to friends houses and flip through their 200+ channels,
and can't find anything I want to watch anyway.

39  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: F/S: Batman AC (360) on: November 02, 2011, 02:20:34 PM
PM sent
40  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PS3 - turns itself on on: October 12, 2011, 02:19:57 PM
are you a member of playstation network?

perhaps its this

Automatic content downloads and updates

PS3 will automatically download and install designated game demos and game updates and also download the system software update data*6. PS3 will automatically start up at a designated time to download content and will turn off after the download has completed.
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