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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jack is back - 24 returning on: July 17, 2014, 02:20:41 PM
NPR had an interview with Sutherland before this last season started and he was cracking me up with stories about people seeing him going into a stall in a public restroom and announcing loudly, "The following takes place between 9am and 9:15am".   icon_lol
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jack is back - 24 returning on: July 16, 2014, 02:21:21 PM
On the plus side, the English Prime Minister came out of it looking great!
123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jack is back - 24 returning on: July 16, 2014, 01:17:15 PM
Jeebus, that was a bleak final hour. 
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on: July 14, 2014, 09:10:09 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
I can understand feeling that the guy who shot Ash early in the film was a bit two dimensional.  He was.  But Koba was far from it.  His distrust and hatred bordered on madness because he was close to insane.  He'd been physically tortured almost his entire life by humans.  I think that's enough to cause instability in anyone.  When Caesar, who'd experienced something Koba never had...human kindness...brought these humans back into his world, it pushed him over the edge.  If you think back to the start of the movie, Koba wasn't lurking in the background waiting for a chance to seize power.  He was one of Caesar's most trusted friends.  He only snapped after he felt betrayed.  His motivation was far from simplistic.  

As for the ape mob, that was necessary for what I felt was the main message of the film:  apes are no better or worse than humans.  This is the tragic realization that Caesar has to realize and it's  what drove the film.  Koba's betrayal was a big event in the film, but the major event was that apes, a race that Caesar thought morally superior to humans, were no better than the very group that had once kept them in cages for fun.  

...and, you know...friggin' monkeys on horseback dual wielding machine guns!

The other stuff you mention are simple story contrivances that exist in almost every movie.  Your threshold for their existence is obviously subjective.   For example, I remember you actually didn't mind the 22 million things I complained about in the Following, while I couldn't help but roll my eyes through every episode I tried to digest.   slywink

125  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What virus/malware software do you use? on: July 14, 2014, 07:59:14 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 14, 2014, 03:45:51 PM

What does the paid Malwarebytes get you over the free version?

Real time protection and a scheduler. 
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on: July 14, 2014, 05:28:12 PM
What felt overly contrived to you? 
127  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What virus/malware software do you use? on: July 14, 2014, 03:32:34 PM
Same as monkeyfinger.  I actually deployed that setup to all our corporate users via Windows Intune last year.  I love that malwarebytes will actually maintain a black list and a white list for websites.
128  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: July 14, 2014, 01:02:34 AM
...from both sides, as pointed out earlier.  I recommend reading the article Moliere posted a link to.  It covers how both sides are right and wrong at the same time.
129  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Snowden on: July 14, 2014, 12:58:31 AM
Most, not all.
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on: July 13, 2014, 01:26:21 AM
Saw it this afternoon.  It's a fantastic piece of sci fi.  They're really washing the taste of the Burton fiasco out of audience's mouths with this franchise reboot.  If Michael Bay had half the talent of the scriptwriters for Dawn maybe the transformers movies wouldn't get panned by every critic in existence.

The cgi in this movie will win an oscar, of that there can be no doubt.  The emotion on the apes' faces is jaw dropping in its expressiveness.
131  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Snowden on: July 12, 2014, 11:01:32 PM
We got caught paying spies in Germany
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 10, 2014, 06:08:41 PM
Oh god, I love a good Reuben.   thumbsup
133  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Snowden on: July 10, 2014, 05:28:32 PM
With the latest revelation about U.S. spying, I think it's time we, as a country, finally admit the truth:

We are the real life Maxwell Smart of international espionage. 

The government should immediately issue shoe phones to all agents overseas.  A cone of silence needs to be installed in the White House.  And operatives need to be highly trained in the use of the "Would you believe?" method of getting out of scrapes.

That is all.
134  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: July 10, 2014, 01:09:04 PM
I think Obama's made some mistakes (drone use, the NSA troubles to name two), but I also think he's been facing a GOP controlled house that has lost touch with its actual purpose and is now existing almost solely to bring down Obama instead of providing a measured and considered counterpoint to his presidency.

Boehner thinks our president is circumnavigating the normal avenues of politics through executive actions?

Reagan used executive orders 381 times during his presidency.  Bush Jr. issued 291.  Clinton 364.  Obama?

182

Boehner is performing a dog and pony show to save his seat.  Or at the very least, keep himself in the political arena when he does lose it.  If I didn't think Obama was actual better than Boehner, I would say Obama should countersue the House for the 52.4 million dollars of tax payer's money that was spent trying to repeal Obamacare 54 damn times.  But Obama understands that you go through the political process for crap like this, not through judicial means.
135  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 09, 2014, 07:57:23 PM
I bought this during the steam summer sale a few weeks back.  I really need to play it. 
136  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: July 09, 2014, 07:55:55 PM
I wonder if she has any significant supporters outside the tea party, or has she managed to alienate even that group to a large extent?  It certainly doesn't help your claims of political aspirations when you immediately quit your job as a governor in order to star on a tv show, for christ's sake.
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 09, 2014, 07:52:15 PM
That sucks.  You got dressed up AS Wendy for no reason then?
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 09, 2014, 06:11:33 PM
Probably whatever Gellar's having when he isn't looking.
139  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: July 09, 2014, 04:43:12 PM
And she's serious.

Well, as serious as you can be when you're simply trying to get another reality show.  At least Boehner understands that her political savvy is equal to her knowledge of rocket science.

I have to admit, her continued (albeit greatly reduced) clout in the GOP may turn out to be a godsend for the Dems come election time.  The only ones taking her seriously these days are those that the majority no longer take seriously.
140  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 02:08:05 PM
That being said, I do hope that the site continues to consult with Issie and I on all membership approvals as they've done in the past.





<i keed, i keed>
141  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 01:41:09 PM
Unfortunately, in his mind, this is just further proof that sites at which he gets kickback are just unfairly balanced towards liberals and/or Democrats.

That's the one charge I find annoying on any board.  It's not like the board moderators only allow admission to folks who are of one political belief.  If you feel that you're in the midst of people who don't share your beliefs and it's that frustrating, why not seek out a board that does mirror your beliefs?  It's not the site's responsibility to regulate its membership in order to agree with your belief system, for crying out loud.
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Carnivale worth watching? on: July 09, 2014, 01:32:30 PM
Ditto.  It was convoluted at times, and they often seemed unaware where the story was going, but it was also a fantastic piece of American Gothic horror nonetheless. 

Plus, you know, Clancy Brown!

143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World Cup 2014 on: July 09, 2014, 01:01:34 PM
NPR had one of the interviews (through a translator) with Scolari this morning.  He just kept saying how everything was going right for Germany and nothing was going right for Brazil.  It was kind of sad, really.  I suspect he's a pariah at home today.  I doubt he'll be coaching soccer at this level much longer.
144  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 12:58:53 PM
I logged in this morning to see what was up and got the "you've been banned" message that everyone else was probably getting.  I immediately thought this thread was the reason.   icon_lol

Anyway, this thread has been off topic for a little while, unfortunately.  I'm probably to blame I suppose as I tried to reach out to Zeke in an effort to determine just how much of his posts he truly understands and/or believes.  I broke a rule I myself have cited numerous times in that regards.  Sorry.   icon_cry
145  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 01:48:21 AM
You went a little too far with the homophobic slur.  So, like a child, you needed to be taught that what you did was wrong.  I feel I've made my point so I'm not angry with you.  I just hope that in spite of your need to be petulant when someone calls you on your behavior, you've actually learned something.
146  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 01:10:22 AM
Can you provide the requested proof or not?
147  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 01:06:46 AM

Quote from: Zekester on July 09, 2014, 01:03:43 AM

Quote from: hepcat on July 09, 2014, 12:51:19 AM

Quote from: Zekester on July 09, 2014, 12:38:42 AM

The world is so black and white to you, hepcat.

The word fag has been used with a broad meaning for decades. Try looking it up, and/or getting out more.

How did YOU mean it?  And give us a link to support your claim that it wasn't meant as a pejorative against homosexuals and that you used it correctly in that context.  It should be simple enough if your claim has any merit.

Why, is Lee a homsexual? I didn't make that assumption, why did you?

Can you or can you not provide the proof that backs up your earlier claim that "fag" has a broader meaning than just as an insult that relies on implying someone's gay, and that you used it correctly in that aspect?
148  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 12:51:19 AM

Quote from: Zekester on July 09, 2014, 12:38:42 AM

The world is so black and white to you, hepcat.

The word fag has been used with a broad meaning for decades. Try looking it up, and/or getting out more.

How did YOU mean it?  And give us a link to support your claim that it wasn't meant as a pejorative against homosexuals and that you used it correctly in that context.  It should be simple enough if your claim has any merit.
149  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 12:28:25 AM

Quote from: Zekester on July 08, 2014, 11:53:22 PM

In all seriousness do you think gays have exclusivity on the word? It doesn't occur to you that there are multiple meanings?

What other meaning does it have when you use it as you just did?

I assume you're okay with calling people you don't like the n word too?  I'm assuming it just means "stupid" to you.
150  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 08, 2014, 11:33:25 PM
I know you think it's funny in the same way an infant crapping in its diaper think's that's funny to everyone around him, but I'm going to actually take a few seconds to speak to you in a serious manner.  

We have folks here who are gay (and yes, I know that's leaving me open to yet another "you're gay!" line from you), and I have a brother who is gay.  To hear that word used as an insult is hurtful to them, I'm sure.  

So I ask you, in all seriousness, are you truly homophobic and hate gay people?  Or are you simply trying to be funny and don't really know any better?
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World Cup 2014 on: July 08, 2014, 10:32:39 PM
Wow...that was...unexpected.   icon_eek
152  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 08, 2014, 10:31:04 PM
Zeke, calling someone a "fag" paints a picture of you as an uneducated hick who is married to and/or sleeping with an immediate family member.  

That or you're English and you just asked that he pay attention to your cigarette.

...that last one you'll get if you ask someone outside your peer group.

153  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 08, 2014, 06:31:52 PM
He did, just not in person.
154  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 08, 2014, 01:21:30 PM
Shouting as loud as you can and screaming that everyone is wrong while insulting them because they don't agree with you is not how you "balance" things.

However, it is what makes you funny (to me...I know some folks are irritated by you and worry you might be representative of more than just a fringe group of extremists).
155  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 08, 2014, 01:00:36 PM
...or in the middle.
156  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 08, 2014, 02:31:55 AM
 crybaby

No Zeke means fewer laughs.  This thread became tragic.
157  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 08, 2014, 02:15:46 AM
Anyone have any 1st hand opinions on meridian?  It sure does look pretty enough.
158  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 08, 2014, 01:12:44 AM
Now?
159  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 07, 2014, 11:45:53 PM
I think zeke truly believes there's a study being held back by this administration that proves fruits and vegetables are bad for you while pizza sticks are healthy.

Edit:  on second thought I'm hoping that's true.
160  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 07, 2014, 09:54:23 PM
I guess because making it bold wasn't enough I'll just have to quote it again:

Quote
The new standards did not result in increased average food waste per person, contradicting anecdotal reports from food service directors, teachers, parents, and students that the regulations were causing an increase in waste due to both larger portion sizes and the requirement that students select a fruit or vegetable

Also

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In fact, there was a decrease in vegetable waste.

So no, nothing is being ignored.  Unless like a fool you just ignore words and stuff.   slywink
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