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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon - FireTV - Set Top Box on: April 02, 2014, 04:42:56 PM
Damn, that sounds great.  I just jumped ship when it comes to cable and picked up a roku 3.  I've been lovin' it (when paired with my netflix and huluplus subscriptions).  Can't beat saving a hundred bucks a month!
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: April 01, 2014, 06:08:46 PM
From the constant look of discomfort on Rick's face throughout the episode, I'm guessing he's kiestered one of the rifles....

Thought it was a good episode over all.  I really hope the cannibalism hints are just red herrings though.  They spent an awful lot of time during that episode emphasizing just how far some would go for their loved ones...or to survive.  I'd like to see Terminus revealed as a community like Rick's, but one that was attacked so ruthlessly or so often that they eventually lost their humanity and now they're of the "strike first, ask questions later" kind.  The only thing that wouldn't work in that scenario is the calls for recruits they send out.  Unless they're operating under the belief that they need to exterminate everyone in order to be safe.
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Helix on: March 31, 2014, 01:45:03 PM
Sheesh, how much hatred do you have to have for a person to throw their dead mother's head at them?
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Verizon Contract Is Up, Don't Want to Renew Due to Grandfathered Data- Halp! on: March 26, 2014, 02:09:54 PM

Quote from: gellar on March 25, 2014, 03:08:31 PM

As far as I know, zero chance of this happening. You have to pay an unsubsidized price for a new phone or give up the unlimited data.

Yup, I just went through the exact same process about 4 months ago with Verizon.  I actually held onto my phone for about two years as things slowly fell apart on it (volume control stopped working, etc.) because I didn't want to lose that unlimited plan.  Finally the charge port on it stopped working and I had no choice.  When getting the new phone, they told me it wasn't possible to keep my unlimited data plan.

45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: March 26, 2014, 02:05:20 PM

Quote from: Punisher on March 25, 2014, 06:41:31 PM


Even my wife realized this!

 icon_lol  You better hope she doesn't peruse this site if you're going to state things like that.   icon_wink
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: March 21, 2014, 08:37:18 PM
AHS is great because I truly have no clue as to what they'll do next.  It's surprising to find a show that eschews pretty much every television standard.
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: March 20, 2014, 07:20:18 PM

Quote from: Gratch on March 20, 2014, 03:13:42 PM

by Frontline Assembly

Next you're going to tell me that Front 242 is still together

<checks wiki>

Jeebus, they are.  Old fogies still playing industrial.  Who'd a thunk it?
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: March 17, 2014, 11:33:53 PM

Quote from: rittchard on March 17, 2014, 07:43:38 PM

I think as a gamer community I suspect we might have a different perspective than many other people.  We're all used to making tough decisions and sacrifices in the games we play.

Damn straight.  "Should I go for the red power up, or wait for the blue to pop?".  "Should I shoot Ironrod in the back because he's being a loot ninja or do it after the raid?".  All these decisions are as gut wrenching as any real world one!
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Autism and Vaccines on: March 17, 2014, 08:34:20 PM
Jenny McCarthy's publicist asks twitter what they believe is the most important trait in a mate.

twitter responds
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: March 17, 2014, 04:30:07 PM
I didn't realize that was a Netflix original series.  I had watched a trailer for it a while back and was not in any way, shape or form impressed.  I may give the pilot a shot just to make sure I'm not being misinformed by a crappy trailer though.
51  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: [Ukraine] Crimea River on: March 14, 2014, 08:28:43 PM
I thought that was the pun he was going for, to be honest.
52  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Kids say the darndest things... on: March 14, 2014, 07:06:12 PM
I realize now that he's a bigot at heart, but as an adult he's been able to act appropriately in public.  But kids don't have that level of maturity by dint of being kids.  I guess I just can't wrap my mind around someone being confronted with this and not realizing that they need to change their ways for the sake of their kids.  

53  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Kids say the darndest things... on: March 14, 2014, 06:18:13 PM
So, I work with a guy who's a staunch tea party member.  I get along with him because I avoid getting into political discussions with him.  Work and politics, that's a bad combo.  

However, he friended me on facebook soon after I started with the company.  Not knowing any better, I accepted (saying no would've been kind of rude, I believed).  After about the 37th status update that found its way to my facebook update page detailing how Obama was evil, the liberals were trying to destroy the country and how guns should be mandatory for every citizen, I set up a filter so I wouldn't see them anymore.

Before I did so though, I noticed that his 10 year old son was spouting an awful lot of the same rhetoric as his father in the replies to these updates on his dad's page...and I mean a lot.  

Flash foward to this week.  My coworker informs me that his son (now 12) is being suspended yet again because he's been acting up.  I ask what he's been doing and he informs that it was all bullshit.  He's been bullying some kids he feels are "inferior" (the kid's words, I guess).  Then he tells me that his son was also telling his teachers that some of the text books they were using in class couldn't be trusted because they were written by Muslims.  Then he laughed while regaling me about how his son was chastised for telling another kid to "stop acting like a chink".

I'm flabbergasted because he seems genuinely amused by these actions.  Of course he's upset that his son is being punished, but he seems to feel the kid is just being precocious.  

I know he loves his kids, but how could he possibly feel that he's not failing as a parent right now?  


54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CeeKay AWOL? on: March 14, 2014, 02:21:43 PM
 icon_lol  I did so because I was expecting someone to respond with a "why don't you!?". 
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: March 14, 2014, 12:52:27 PM
Thor: The Dark World was just released on dvd/blu ray.  You know they're going to pimp that out.  I imagine it's contractual.
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CeeKay AWOL? on: March 14, 2014, 12:49:28 PM
Sometimes you just have to step away from it all...
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Dungeons & Dragons on: March 14, 2014, 12:43:36 PM
Dan Harmon should write all Dungeons and Dragons related material for tv and film.
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Helix on: March 14, 2014, 12:40:55 PM
The Following makes Helix look like Citizen Kane.  

Helix may have some stupid characters and some odd issues with the arctic weather that seems to be dangerously cold at one point, and a mild winter at others; but The Following (at least its first season) was just complete nonsense from the beginning.  At least the premise in Helix is fun. 
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Helix on: March 13, 2014, 01:42:55 PM
It's got a lot of minor plot holes and incongruities that will make your eyes roll at times, but the main story has me intrigued.  Especially after the last couple of episodes. 
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: March 11, 2014, 05:12:26 PM
The one they had for Bates Motel last week simply featured the writers apologizing for 30 minutes.
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Xerxes, the follow up to 300 on: March 11, 2014, 04:25:33 PM
The movie was actually 13 minutes of action...but done with 2 hours of slo mo.
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Xerxes, the follow up to 300 on: March 11, 2014, 01:12:36 PM
Over on Q23 they're raving about it...but I have this sneaking suspicion that they're pulling a fast one on folks with that love.  The reviews have been decidedly mediocre across the board.  On the other hand, Eva Green.  
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: March 11, 2014, 01:10:36 PM
We haven't had cannibals yet, right?  This show needs cannibals at some point.
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: March 11, 2014, 02:23:14 AM
Same opinion here.

Also, does every damn show on AMC, AE, or whatever have to have its own after show now?  Bates Motel has one now, for cripe's sake.
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: March 11, 2014, 01:42:52 AM
I like that they don't dumb it down with odd, out of place 10 minute monologues spontaneously coming out of one of the characters, or a small flashback that's equally out of place, that's clearly meant to help viewers remember something from an earlier episode.  That always strikes me as somewhat insulting.
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: March 10, 2014, 10:55:07 PM
That was definitely them.  The actor who plays joe is one of those character actors I always recognize.  He also plays the Mayor in Sons of Anarchy.
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: March 10, 2014, 08:35:51 PM
Looking forward to Daryl's story much more than anything else.  He's been thrown back into a world of Merles and it will be interesting to see if we get a glimpse of a Daryl that had to survive amongst that kind of environment for so many years.  I'm not saying he's going to become evil, but he surely wasn't as altruistic as he is now when he was with Merle and his admittedly sleazy family.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: March 10, 2014, 02:44:08 AM
The box set of the dvd's are on sale quite often on amazon.  Can you get that and use handbrake to rip the episodes to your laptop?

Edit: blu ray box set is 70 bucks.  There's also a new DVD set that's selling for 17 bucks a season too.
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Friday Funnies on: March 07, 2014, 03:38:05 PM
A friend of mine recently turned me onto the writings of a sport's columnist named Dayn Perry.  Specifically his series of comedic articles about a somewhat fictional baseball player named Banknotes Harper.  The character is based off this infamous baseball card of a player named Brian Harper...and his hilariously huge mobile phone...from the early 90's:

<see image below:  i need to remember not to hot link images>

They're raunchy and bizarre as hell, but I laugh my ass off at every one of them.

The True and Short Tales of Banknotes Harper

Banknotes Harper is Going to Have to Take This Call

It's Been a Good Day for Banknotes Harper

and the latest

Banknotes Harper Versus Colonel Sanders for Good and All
70  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [PC] South Park: The Stick of Truth Pre-order $47.99 on: March 07, 2014, 02:20:26 PM
I'm going to stick with Greenmangaming, getgames and gamersgate from now on, as well as amazon.  

They finally got my key to me late yesterday afternoon...but only after sending me an erroneous email telling me my key had been shipped out via Royal Mail and to expect it in 6 to 12 business days.  When I blew my top over that, they apologized and said it was yet another technical error on their part.

So, they're legit...they're just not very good at what they do.  I stick to my earlier advice and say they're not worth it.
71  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [PC] South Park: The Stick of Truth Pre-order $47.99 on: March 06, 2014, 02:42:44 PM
Okay, don't order from 2game.com...ever.  3 days after release and I've still to get my key.  They offered me a refund on Monday when they said the wouldn't have them in time for preload.  Then on Tuesday, they told me their shipment of keys wouldn't be out until Thursday.  Well, this is Thursday.  No response to help tickets and no sign of my key.  This place is either a scam site, or they just don't have their act together.  In either instance, I would advise not ordering from them.
72  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Arizona passes controversial anti-gay bill on: March 05, 2014, 08:55:00 PM
I would think that it would be shot down even before it made it out a closed room if that were the case. *

*I have not now, nor have I ever been, even remotely clued in when it comes to law.
73  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Arizona passes controversial anti-gay bill on: March 05, 2014, 08:46:14 PM
You should be angry at the people who tried to push this stupid, bullshit bill through.  Not the potential victims (and decent folk) who raised their voices and said stop.  
74  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: March 05, 2014, 06:13:48 PM
Yup, markedly better.  I'm on board if this is any indication of things to come.

Spoiler for Hiden:
As for the dead blue guy, guesses I've seen include Kree, Atlantean and Frost Giant.
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: March 05, 2014, 04:45:20 PM
I keep debating upgrading my dvd box set of Farscape to the blu ray set.  That I'm even thinking about that kind of a double dip should show you how much I loved Farscape.  Firefly is the only show I've ever done that for.  I think DS9 would be the only other one.
76  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: [Ukraine] Crimea River on: March 05, 2014, 02:30:37 PM
The shameful way some sections of the conservative movement act, I would have thought you would be pushing your libertarian side far more and downplaying the conservative bent.
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: March 05, 2014, 02:27:29 PM
I've seen the movie...but I'm going to watch the series anyway.  I've heard the series was much better than the movie.
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: March 05, 2014, 12:34:08 PM
Ditto.  Thanks for the heads up!
79  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: [Ukraine] Crimea River on: March 05, 2014, 02:30:39 AM
The way you're treated in R&P by most folks there makes my disagreements with you positively friendly, my boy.  I took a break on my own accord after realizing a few folks were getting under my skin.  You weren't one of them though.  

P.S.  Your wording is a bit off there.  Unless I'm multiple people and I'm not aware of it..   icon_wink
80  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: March 04, 2014, 07:53:05 PM
Most definitely in for The Walking Dead!
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