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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Calculator on: December 17, 2014, 04:40:43 PM
Command + Space + equation I want to solve.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 15 on: December 13, 2014, 01:51:18 AM

Quote from: naednek on December 10, 2014, 11:52:00 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 10, 2014, 08:58:57 PM

Apparently Kap smiled and talked for 10 minutes at his press conference today.  Even spoke highly of Richard Sherman.  Weird.

Niners gonna lose by 4 TD Sunday.

thats because fans want players to be fake.  I really don't care what players have to say.  I don't really understand why they need be put on a pedastool and answer mundane questions. 

It's part of their job. I don't really care about what they say, but I do care how they say it. Be a fucking professional. I've hated Harbaugh's approach since the Stanford days and Kaep is definitely emulating it.

Customers ask me stupid questions and act like dicks all the time, but I handle it like a normal human being because its what I need to do.

Also worth noting that the media are purposefully aggressive to Harbaugh and Kaep because of the way they are. They brought that type of questioning on themselves.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 14 on: December 08, 2014, 05:15:43 PM

Quote from: naednek on December 08, 2014, 02:36:05 AM

49ers are officially done in my book.  Next year the 49ers will foolishly let Harbaugh leave and the 49ers will be back to being a 4-6 win team with a mediocre to horrible coach.  And the media/fans will be the ones to blame.

The owner is squarely to blame (with some credit to Trent Baalke). They don't like Harbaugh. It's insane.

Harbaugh didn't help himself by coaching like shit this year and standing by and/or not overuling Roman. Note it is Harbaugh that calls the plays into Kaepernick, not Roman... he could have fixed some of this.

That being said, firing Harbaugh because you don't like him and he had one down year is ludicrous, given a lack of better options. But thats exactly where we are going.

My biggest concern is my wallet: my tickets are harder to sell and the PSLs that are going to be more and more difficult to transfer if the team is fucking awful.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 14 on: December 08, 2014, 01:06:39 AM
LOLZ. The only question now is whether York fires Harbaugh this week to prevent Carroll from finishing him off, or leaves him in to suffer the humility. 50/50?
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 13 on: November 30, 2014, 05:06:55 PM

Quote from: naednek on November 28, 2014, 05:09:17 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 28, 2014, 04:53:05 AM

Quote from: naednek on November 28, 2014, 02:31:48 AM

3rd and 20 and hey lets run.  Roman has to go.

And Harbaugh and Kap
I dont' think it's a harbaugh issue on why the niners are playing bad. I think it falls on the OC. 

Harbaugh is definitely part of the problem.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 13 on: November 26, 2014, 05:59:35 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 26, 2014, 03:24:57 PM

That's more of a jab against the Chiefs, but yeah, I think everyone had that expression. 

GoHawks.  Great day to sit back and watch a game.  The Real SB XLVIII, round 2.  Fight!

This is the game I've been looking forward to all year. Partly because it'll be the first time I'm having Thanksgiving Dinner in a parking lot, but mostly because I expect these two teams to beat the shit out of each other.

For a while it looked like the 49ers would get rolled over (which is still a distinct possibility), but both teams are struggling quite a lot on offense right now. I'd be shocked if either team topped 20 pts. Can't wait to watch it.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: November 21, 2014, 02:36:59 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 19, 2014, 07:50:19 PM

COD AW now that I think about it. What a turd.

That's my disappointment as well. A few weeks after launch and MP is still so laggy that its entirely unplayable for me.

Forza Horizon 2 is my surprise. I thought I was bored/done with racing games but I played a ton of that one.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's Almost Thanksgiving (USA! USA!), What's your GOTY? on: November 21, 2014, 02:35:09 AM
I think its FIFA 15 for me... in retrospect there really hasn't been a lot that captured my attention this year. Maybe I'm getting over gaming.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 11 on: November 18, 2014, 07:19:19 AM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on November 17, 2014, 08:12:10 PM

Niner game was a total shit show, with Brooks sulking on the sidelines as an added bonus.

Hopefully gellar escaped without getting assaulted.

Honestly had a lovely experience. NYG fans were very welcoming.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 11 on: November 14, 2014, 08:47:40 PM
I'll be at MetLife for this one. Which of course means the 49ers are going to lose the vastly inferior team.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 14, 2014, 08:44:17 PM
Actually for the maps/game mode complaints, I'd suggest playing Momentum. It's really fun and I think would resolve your issues.

It does not, however, resolve the epically bad lag.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 11, 2014, 03:35:21 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on November 11, 2014, 12:36:24 AM

Quote from: gellar on November 10, 2014, 10:48:48 PM

Honestly how on earth are you guys even playing this game right now? The lag makes me quit after two rounds.

I played with several GTers for a couple hours last night and it was, by far, the best lag experience I've had (ie there was almost none). 

What's your NAT setting?

Wide open.

The first two games I played were 100% lag free and it was actually really fun. However since then, it's been godawful. It's pretty clear there's a massive issue based on what I've seen on Reddit, etc...

I'm not even bothering booting this one up until a patch is out to fix it. It's incredibly bad.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 10, 2014, 10:48:48 PM
Honestly how on earth are you guys even playing this game right now? The lag makes me quit after two rounds.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 06, 2014, 05:19:05 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 06, 2014, 05:12:31 PM

I actually went in thinking the TV integration was the stupidest thing ever. I decided to hook up my Tivo just to see how it worked but expected to unhook it. Now it might actually be my favorite part of the console.

The things I like:
1. "Xbox on" turns on my tv and receiver (if it could choose a specific receiver input it would be perfect)
2. Can use voice commands to issue pause/fast forward to Tivo
3. Can use One Guide to control Tivo (although One Guide usability could use some work, or I could use some practice)

I will occasionally snap tv, but not for extended periods of time. Nice for when you are waiting for something to download, perhaps.

So yeah, I really like it, but if you are not using the kinect then it loses a lot of the value.

The Kinect just doesn't work well enough for me to use it. It's super spotty. Maybe I need to recalibrate it but it is pretty awful at hearing my voice.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 06, 2014, 05:01:44 PM
So I'm moving in a few weeks and will have the opportunity to run my DirecTV box through the Xbone... I'm trying to decide if I want to do this or not.

Does anyone actually use the TV features and find them valuable? Keep in mind the two things I know it can do, I find zero value in: Watching TV while playing a game, Using voice commands to do anything. Is there anything else? I assume the smart guide will be useless to me given that I won't use the voice commands to use it, but maybe I'm wrong there.

Anyway, open to comments. I have a few weeks to decide.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 06, 2014, 12:52:45 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 05, 2014, 07:27:33 PM

Can we just put an end to peer-to-peer for console multiplayer?  Why aren't we using the unlimited and unfathomable power of Azure or whatever?

Because that costs money that Activision are apparently unwilling to spend.

I can barely even connect to the login servers at all today, so I've got that going for me.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 05, 2014, 07:12:04 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 04, 2014, 06:16:00 PM

I keep wanting to melee with the RB and that has cost me. I wish i could duplicate the destiny controls exactly. Maybe there's a way.

Wow thank you for helping me realize *thats* why I kept on pressing RB to melee.

MP was basically unplayable for me last night. The lag is horrifying.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/03) on: November 03, 2014, 04:47:25 AM
CODAW for X1.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 9 on: November 03, 2014, 04:46:42 AM
The 49ers are not a particularly good football team.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 01, 2014, 03:38:22 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 01, 2014, 08:36:03 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on November 01, 2014, 12:09:40 AM

I don't use sleep mode. Ever.

You're losing out on some of the more handy features of the PS4, then. Mine downloads patches whenever it feels like it, and I routinely purchase new games from my web browser (often while at work, since that's when the store updates), which makes the PS4 turn itself on and make sure they're downloaded by the time I get home. It also allows my Vita to turn on and off the PS4 if I decide to use Remote Play.

Ditto. I pretty much *only* use sleep mode on my PS4. It's only ever fully powered down if I am moving it.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Driveclub on: October 30, 2014, 08:27:09 PM
Yeah it's such an epic, epic fail. I'm actually surprised at the lack of anger and LOLZ towards the devs on this one.

Though the fail did get me to buy Horizon 2, which is excellent so I guess I've got that working for me.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 30, 2014, 08:25:38 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 30, 2014, 01:55:08 AM

Quote from: Teggy on October 30, 2014, 12:47:24 AM

I did my update and then put my console in sleep mode. I'm kind of afraid to turn it back on. I'll keep playing Sunset Overdrive and wait for the patch smile

Yeah, I think I'll just wait to download this update until they send out a fix.  Although I always have mine in true "off" (low power) mode and not sleep, so might not be affected anyway.

I updated and haven't run into the issue, so there's that.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac's latest) on: October 26, 2014, 01:30:37 AM
Going to pass.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: COD Veterans (and noobs): Are you getting Advanced Warfare? on: October 15, 2014, 10:19:41 PM
Buying - probably on X1.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Driveclub on: October 10, 2014, 11:34:10 PM
Yep - the launch for this has been pretty much a disaster. I'm staying far away.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/driveclub-online-problems-continue-features-disabl/1100-6422884/

26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your primary gaming device? on: October 05, 2014, 12:39:08 PM
95% PS4. Mac gets used for Civ on airplanes (and when Space Civ comes out I expect it'll get a lot of playtime). I deleted my PC boot partition a few months ago and don't miss it at all. X1 gets basically zero time.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 30, 2014, 03:43:55 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on September 29, 2014, 05:59:52 PM

Plus, I wear a suit every day and bigger is not better for me.

If I wore a suit every day I'd get the 6+. That's gotta fit in the inside jacket pocket, no?

My problem is jeans. I'm a pretty averaged sized dude and I've put my friends Samsungs in my pockets and they don't feel great.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 27, 2014, 11:16:55 PM

Quote from: Lee on September 27, 2014, 10:55:03 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 27, 2014, 06:49:26 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 27, 2014, 02:37:59 PM

"Consumer Reports test results find iPhone 6 and 6 Plus not as bendy as believed"

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/09/consumer-reports-tests-iphone-6-bendgate/index.htm

I'm shocked!
Because they, like Apple, tested it at the very MIDDLE of the phone...and not the massive weak point at the volume button.

http://imgur.com/a/FBegH/noscript

Take a look/read - quite informative IMHO as to why the phone breaks down as it does.

Also, BTW, between the three latest iPhones, the force in pounds needed to bend the phones in the middle:

5 - 130
6 - 90
6+ - 70

Yeah I get the phone is bigger but ouch.

Still don't see the big deal. Thin metal and glass to make a light weight device? It's going to be weak to a degree, but why would you ever put your phone in a position where this could happen? If you are that rough with you phones, buy a plastic one that can hold up better (and is cheaper to replace).

Dropping it and shattering the glass is far easier to do, as well as more likely. Bending it ranks about 10th in the  likely ways I could damage my phone. This whole thing is way overblown because it brings page hits. I went to Bloomberg yesterday and their leading story was this (over everything in the news world). Web sites are trying to cash in on 10m+ phones being sold, so they are creating controversy. Just like the OS X shellshock bug, non issue for the majority of users, but it was listed right below Bend-gate on Bloomberg.


Honestly the conditions you'd need to put it in in order to break it sound pretty fucking uncomfortable in the first place. That's what's dissuading me - the likelihood it will not feel good in my pants. The bending is a far secondary concern.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 27, 2014, 10:52:56 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 27, 2014, 05:36:42 AM

Quote from: Teggy on September 27, 2014, 05:23:30 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 26, 2014, 06:00:03 PM



The 6- was comfortable in-pocket and in-hand, except for one handed use.  Browsing through some web pages and some system menus, it was immediately apparent that my thumb could no longer reach everywhere on the screen like it can on my 4s. 

So I'm left a bit torn between getting the 5s or the 6- this fall.  I guess I'll likely get the 6- and just get used to the different handling.

Something that I thought was a bug but turned out to be a feature is that a double tap (not press) of the home button pulls the page down so you can get to something out of reach.

That's the one hand mode

Does that exist in both the 6 and 6+?
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 18, 2014, 02:19:54 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 18, 2014, 03:46:18 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 18, 2014, 12:49:02 AM

Upgrade time for me is in about 9 mos, so I'll be waiting until then.

I'd wait 12 months then and get the iPhone 6 Version 2. No point getting the current model with the Next New One so close.

Yeah not a bad point... probably will still upgrade when I can though.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 18, 2014, 12:49:02 AM
Upgrade time for me is in about 9 mos, so I'll be waiting until then.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 15, 2014, 11:55:21 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 15, 2014, 08:58:50 PM

Like I said, I'm having fun with it now, but this isn't as good as I was hoping it would be. 

I'm on this boat. It's enjoyable (particularly the Conquest like MP mode), but I was hoping for more.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 14, 2014, 02:25:46 AM

Quote from: farley2k on September 12, 2014, 03:28:43 PM

Port the number to Google Voice.  It is a one time fee of $20 but then you have the phone number as a google voice number for you forever.  So every time you get a new phone you can just tell google voice to ring that number. 

Things I love

1. it can ring multiple phones.  So we have my wife's number and mine ring then we give that number to the school, doctor's office, etc.  If one of the kids is sick the school only has to call one number and whichever one of us can answer does.

2. if neither of us can answer it goes to voice mail.  The nice part though is that the voice mail is transcribed and sent to you gmail account, and also sent as a text!  My old office as in a basement with no cell reception and it was great to just see an email come in with the voice mail.  Then I could call back on the land line phone.  Or I would see the text when I got somewhere with reception.




Worth noting that Google Voice #s don't do MMS, which is why I no longer use my Google Voice #.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 12, 2014, 03:08:46 PM
Definitely port the #. If you're like me, a ton of your internet apps use your phone as a backup security channel if they think your account has been compromised.

And when I signed up it was pretty easy - the $30 plan just showed up as an option (actually highlighted as the suggested option). It did note it was only available for new signups, but that shouldn't be an issue for you.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 12, 2014, 05:58:07 AM

Quote from: Destructor on September 12, 2014, 05:04:00 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 12, 2014, 01:58:06 AM

Quote from: Destructor on September 11, 2014, 02:09:59 PM

Get off the contracts! Contracts are the devil! Go to T-Mobile! Tongue
64 GB iPhone 6+:
AT&T - $399
T-Mobile - $849

So not signing a 2-year contract to get the device subsidized, when I've used all my previous devices for three years, will cost me an extra $450 dollars?  I think I'll pass.  Tongue

I pay $30 a month plus tax on T-Mobile for my iPhone 5 (web only plan of 100 minutes, 'unlimited' data, unlimited text, full LTE support). A similar plan would be $80, easily (and it was that -after- discounts on Sprint, the last plan I was on). So you save $50 a month.

Over the usual 2 year contract (24 months), you've saved $1200...assuming you don't break the phone (this plan does not allow insurance) or do something like upgrade in a year (although you'd still save money in the long run).

EDIT: Yes, I realize that I run my phone under a very 'specialized' plan, but it has saved me so much money already. And it'll keep doing so, too.

Yeah I have that plan on my test Android phone for work. It's pretty awesome. It would never work for my primary phone as I need unlimited talk minutes, but if I didn't use my primary phone for work purposes I'd absolutely switch to that plan as well. I believe it also comes with WiFi calling.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 11, 2014, 04:40:19 AM
It was absolutely an iCloud flaw. Specifically two iCloud flaws:

1) Apple did not do any sort of rate limiting, failed attempt lock out, or any other security best practices on login attempts on iCloud backups, so they could be brute forced and/or dictionary attacked.

2) 2FA would not have helped as it was not enabled on iCloud backups and photos (and still is not).

#1 is fixed now and Apple says they will do everything in their power to solve #2 as soon as possible, but its not a trivial task.

37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 10, 2014, 03:09:37 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 10, 2014, 02:23:40 PM

Here's the difference, I think, between this and the iPhone/iPad.

Instead of a product that is greatly improving on an existing product that a lot of people already own or have some familiarity with, you have a product that is only slightly improving on an existing product that almost nobody owns or has any familiarity with.

I could be wrong. The details are so vague on how this thing actually works that it's hard to really assess what improvements it brings over existing smart watches. However, without it being able to have some major functionality without being tied to another device, I still see it as having limited appeal. The iPhone and iPad allowed you to replace multiple other devices. This one doesn't.

I was a massive iPhone skeptic when it first come out until I actually played with one in person. I'm wondering if Apple has that magic again.

I do agree though - nothing they've shown me so far makes me say YEP GOTTA HAVE THAT.

On the other hand, the lower end (sub $500 watch) business is a fairly large one and its possible that Apple disrupts the fuck out of that. Will be interesting.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 10, 2014, 03:25:53 AM
The thing is... I run with my phone strapped to my arm. How the fuck would I run with this? Are they going to make a backpack for it with an integrated camelback or something? It's insanely huge.
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 09, 2014, 10:58:14 PM
Yeah I'll get the iPhone 6 when its upgrade time. I'd really like battery life of the 6+, but thats just too fucking big of a phone.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 09, 2014, 08:14:22 PM
Not interested yet. I don't see enough benefit in wearing one over one of my other, much more fashionable watches.

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