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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Recommend me a programming language on: June 27, 2011, 08:45:42 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 25, 2011, 10:15:55 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on June 25, 2011, 10:00:03 PM

i'm not sure why some people here are downplaying Java and instead recommending C#?

Thats probably me - I have for some reason steered a lot towards Visual studio stuff and away from things like Java and Python.

There's no real reason, other than I have some basic familiarity with Visual studio since I used to use Delphi back in the day. Also, as I mentioned before, I found the easy of which you make UI's very nice

I do because for learning there is little better than dragging a button onto a form, double-clicking it, typing code and running it to see it work.

Of course that may not be for everyone, and certainly isn't how you would build a full application, but it is all about quick gratification to get started with.
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Recommend me a programming language on: June 23, 2011, 10:16:04 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 22, 2011, 06:33:48 PM

Thanks Skylander, but for now, I think the best way for me personally, is to go ahead with something I'd find interesting myself, and Visual Basic seems to fit the bill. I may change my opinion of course ;-)

Does anyone know of any good tutorials for Visual Basic 2010 other than those at MS's own website? The second tutorial there has loads of errors in it, making it pretty hard (for me) to complete

I was going to add some other ideas, but then you said VB and I have to just yell STOP! If you think VB is ok, then go with C#. Where some people said you will learn a lot of great fundamentals by going with C/C++ you will do just the opposite with VB. It is a horrible language that needed to die many years ago.
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What to do in the Phoenix area? on: June 23, 2011, 10:02:57 PM
I too am in Phx and if a group gets together I might try to come along.
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Web browser gaming is the future? on: June 23, 2011, 09:56:31 PM

Quote from: Moliere on June 16, 2011, 05:16:06 AM

Has anyone used the Onlive service? I'm debating whether to get Deus Ex through them instead of upgrading the rig. I will still play over the PC rather than a TV though.

I have used OnLive and have the micro-console. I can't say I have logged a bunch of hours, but I have played off and on and find that the service has huge potential. The only real problem right now is that connections are not consistent, and you really need that to pull it off flawlessly.
45  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: 13 inch Macbook Air on: June 16, 2011, 05:29:31 PM
Is it this one?

13-inch : 128GB
1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
2GB memory
128GB flash storage1
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kinect on the PC? Move too? on: June 16, 2011, 05:14:58 PM
It's out:
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best option to replace a dying 360? on: June 14, 2011, 05:56:41 PM

Quote from: Laner on June 14, 2011, 12:27:13 AM

Major Nelson tweeted today that that news is from last years E3.  For some unknown reason it's making the rounds again.

Odd. Good to know.
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best option to replace a dying 360? on: June 13, 2011, 10:04:12 PM
And now MS has stated that they are going to do a hardware update

I wonder if it is worth waiting for one of these new versions, or getting one of the current versions.
49  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Coming soon: on: June 10, 2011, 10:23:35 PM
So I was lucky enough to get invited into this site for doing giveaways of steam games. It is still at a very beta state right now and invite only, but one thing that I think the GT community might really like is that you can seutp private giveaways. You can attempt to sign up with the invite code reddit but I am not sure if that is still working. If not, I will gladly send out some invites as soon as I get some.

P.S. This site was created by the person(s) who run which looks like a pretty neat resource also.
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best option to replace a dying 360? on: June 08, 2011, 10:08:05 PM
Yeah ok, I guess it isn't a steal or a deal. But I was looking for one  icon_razz
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: June 07, 2011, 05:06:16 PM

Quote from: rickfc on June 07, 2011, 11:21:06 AM

I just posted this link... only to see yours right after.

I would head back to the movies if I lived near that place.
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Trials Evolution on: June 07, 2011, 04:32:57 PM
In. Can't wait.
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best option to replace a dying 360? on: June 06, 2011, 10:44:22 PM
So I am starting to see signs of my Xbox kicking it again. Sometimes the screen stays black after turning it on, or there are video glitches. So far a reboot clears it all up, but I imagine that won't last much longer.

So I am thinking about upgrading it to one of the new (much quieter from what I hear) slim Xboxs. My understanding is that the HD isn't compatible, so I will need to get one with it. What is my best option? I have some time as long as the current box holds up, so if there is a chance of a better deal in the near future I would wait.
54  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Xbox Live GOLD $1 a month (up to 5 months) on: May 18, 2011, 12:49:46 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on May 16, 2011, 04:18:27 PM

this is a great deal BUT make sure you cancel the auto renewal or they will bang you on this.   Also for some reason I was only allowed to extend 4 times.

I keep seeing this about canceling auto renewal. Is this just a concern that you forget about it and end up paying full price, or is there more to it that I just don't get?
55  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amnesia: The Dark Descent FREE on OnLive on: May 18, 2011, 12:47:43 AM
This is a 24 hour event, so grab it quick.
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: May 12, 2011, 07:37:52 PM
Top 50 Worst Video Game Voices (Dean's Face Acting)
57  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / [OnLive] Pre-order Duke Nukem get system free on: May 11, 2011, 07:50:18 PM
58  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / [Amazon] Portal 2 $20 off on: May 11, 2011, 07:49:16 PM
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you exercise a lot? Want to track it and share with friends? on: April 28, 2011, 11:27:27 PM
I think everyone who I have invited should have 10 invites each, so everyone should be able to get in.

I won't be around for a bit so if someone can get others invited that would be great.
60  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [OnLive] Mafia 2 $5 on: April 22, 2011, 09:52:49 PM
So freaking tempted because of the price, but I just can't afford to be spending the cash. I even have the mini-console which makes it easy to play.
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you exercise a lot? Want to track it and share with friends? on: April 22, 2011, 06:20:48 AM
I am artjumble.

Note that you can expect to get followed by the two guys who started the site. (or maybe just if you follow them they follow back, can't remember now). Either way, check out the forum and post feedback. They are active there and really want feedback on improving everything about the site.
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you exercise a lot? Want to track it and share with friends? on: April 21, 2011, 04:26:10 PM
Sent out invites for everyone who has PMed me their email address. I think I have a least a few invites left, but the invite page actually says I still have 10. So if anyone else is interested, PM me your address and I will send an invite.
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you exercise a lot? Want to track it and share with friends? on: April 21, 2011, 06:25:54 AM
Shoot me a PM with your email address.
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you exercise a lot? Want to track it and share with friends? on: April 21, 2011, 12:33:03 AM
A new site called is in beta right now and I was lucky enough to get in. It allows you to track your workouts (most people there seem to do weightlifting, but there are runners also) and is a bit of a social network. I have 10 invites that I can share if anyone is interested.
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hue Test on: April 20, 2011, 05:07:41 PM
See how well you see hues/colors.

I scored a perfect, first try.
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Android App/Game Recommendations Thread on: April 20, 2011, 05:06:25 PM
In case anyone doesn't know, you can get a free app every day from the Amazon App store.
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 12, 2011, 11:01:46 PM

Quote from: The Grue on April 12, 2011, 02:33:18 PM

The sad part is they could have just linked to the one web page where they got all that stuff and it would have taken up one post.

This. Funny or not, we don't need the whole fucking site posted here. We can just go there.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone familiar with Sleep Number beds? on: April 11, 2011, 07:36:01 PM
We had a sleep# for a few years. You could notice the "seam" in the middle. Actually it is just a 6" section of pad between the two sides, but when you were on it you could tell. Another annoyance was that over time the pressure changes, but the gauge wouldn't show it. So every couple weeks we would deflate and re-inflate it to get it back to the right setting. Also one side started to sag. I took it apart, checked everything, re-inflated it, checked under the bed, etc. but could not come up with a reason for it. We got rid of it shortly after that.

Overall I would say we weren't happy with it. I know I won't be purchasing another, that's for sure.
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] FortressCraft on: April 09, 2011, 03:53:10 AM
No, I'm right because when you look at games from a high level view you can see that almost all games fall into just a few categories. Within these categories you get a lot (no really a LOT) of the same. Sure they look different and maybe even feel different, but they are really just a new view of the same gameplay.

Don't get me wrong, I do think there are games that really stand out as different. Either just because they feel so different (Limbo is a good example of this) or they really are something very unique.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] FortressCraft on: April 08, 2011, 10:30:32 PM
Out now on XBLA. Haven't tried it, but I will give it a shot at some point.

While he could have done something to make this game different than MineCraft, I don't think it is more of a ripoff than most other games. Just look at racing games, while there are a few that really innovate, most are just Pole Position with better graphics.
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: April 04, 2011, 08:05:04 PM
What the hell is he recordi... WHOA!
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My weekend was assassinated by Minecraft on: April 01, 2011, 05:22:34 AM
73  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Cable Modem on: March 21, 2011, 08:58:18 PM
OK, so I am not sure if it is worth it or not, but I was thinking I should get a DOCSIS 3.0 modem. After looking at the cox site I found that the Motorola SurfBoard 6120 is supported but I also found the 6121 is cheaper but not 'officially' supported. So the two questions are is it worth getting the DOCSIS 3.0 modem and if so, would the 6121 work for cox?
74  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Cable Modem on: March 16, 2011, 09:12:15 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 16, 2011, 07:30:46 PM

Have you called them?  They'd probably replace it for free.

I own the modem. I have had it for about 10 years. You can always rent them, but that would not have been cost effective.
75  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Cable Modem on: March 16, 2011, 06:51:49 PM
So I think I need to get new a cable modem because my connection drops a few times a day. I have Cox as my provider and really have no idea which to get. Any recommendations?
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Homefront on: March 15, 2011, 05:27:44 PM
On a whim I did the onlive pre-order that gets me one of the "consoles". I figure it will be a good way to test gaming while I am traveling, and give me a bonus.
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Huge 8.9 quake hits Japan on: March 14, 2011, 10:51:40 PM frown
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 08, 2011, 12:46:57 AM
Just a simple Cyber Clean Review
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: February 25, 2011, 11:27:21 PM
Shark gets a free meal
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: February 24, 2011, 06:28:13 PM
A walking tank kicks a walking shark in the face.
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