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7681  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone else here on Facebook? on: February 05, 2009, 07:21:32 PM
well, i guess I'll retire "CrazyLady8" and check this new fangled thing out....
7682  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone else here on Facebook? on: February 05, 2009, 06:36:26 PM
hmmm....i'll have to reevaluate my stance on facebook then.  i always just assumed it was a social network for teens/college students and old guys who had grown tired of pretending to be "CrazyLady8" on craigs list.
7683  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: February 05, 2009, 06:20:31 PM
If I remember correctly, Kratz really enjoyed this one...

<ducks and runs>
7684  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone else here on Facebook? on: February 05, 2009, 06:18:25 PM
I'm also in LinkedIn.  Anyone wanna add me as a contact, just drop me a PM.

Haven't done the facebook thing because I have this sneaking suspicion that the cut off age is around 39.  After that you go from "participant" to "predator".
7685  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Land of the Lost on: February 05, 2009, 05:10:14 PM
To my continual bemusement, I find both Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler hilarious.  I think it's the times they go OFF script that makes them funny to me.  They both have a love of non sequiturs that I find appealing.  Watch the extras on the Talledega Nights dvd for the fake public announcements that Ferrell and Reilly ad libbed for an example...or not, if you really hate those guys.   icon_wink

That being said, I'll probably netflix this one.  The original series never featured Holly in a bikini for my early teenage crush fulfillment, so I equate the show with frustration at this point.   Tongue

7686  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How many of you have a smartphone? on: February 05, 2009, 05:01:00 PM
We use Windows Mobile phones at work and I've been pretty happy with them so far.  From a support standpoint, I don't have to do much with them.  Just enable them at the Exchange server and off my folks go.  I personally use a Motorola Q (9c).  While I still have folks that complain they want a Blackberry, we haven't decided to support them yet.  I do have a user with an iphone that works great with my Exchange server, though.
7687  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: February 03, 2009, 09:07:56 PM
I think it's also indicative of just how much everyone despised the first half of this season when you see how every character has basically returned to acting the way they did last season. 
7688  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2009 on: February 03, 2009, 08:45:38 PM
Finished

Back of Pizza Hot Pocket Box

Reading

Kellogg Wheaties Sports Facts

7689  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: February 03, 2009, 08:37:28 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
This is seriously the ONLY thing you need to know from the first half of the season:  Senator Patrelli wants to round up all the muties and keep them away from normal folks.  He believes he's doing the right thing.

Really, that's all you need to know.  The first half of the season was monumentally, earth shatteringly, horrendously bad.

7690  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: February 03, 2009, 08:19:22 PM
It seemed like an honest attempt to get back on track.  I'm giving it some time to ramp up due to the fact that it's going to take a herculean effort on the part of the writers to get out from under the humongous amount of crap that was heaped on the story in the first half of this season.  The good news is that they seem to be focused on moving forward and forgetting most of what happened, or simply letting it rest in the past without bringing it up again like an uncle who the rest of the family knows may have been the Zodiac Killer, yet they can't bring themselves to ever talk about it...except for that one time when your cousin Sandy mentioned something about it at Easter brunch and then "went away on a lifelong fishing trip" the next day without saying goodbye.

...but I digest.
7691  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 -- DL content on: January 27, 2009, 06:58:32 PM
Is the level cap increased with this DLC?  Or is that in a future DLC?
7692  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: January 26, 2009, 09:48:31 PM

Quote from: mytocles on January 26, 2009, 09:45:47 PM

Quote from: hepcat on January 26, 2009, 09:38:03 PM

I actually was off OO for a while too.  My New Year's Resolution was to try and reduce my gaming time during off hours, while also cutting down on my OO and GT times while at work.  In these troubled economic times I need to bust my butt if I want to remain employed!   icon_cry

p.s. OO back up.   icon_wink

Somehow your Resolution doesn't seem to be sincere... how long did it take you to notice OO was OFF, then ON again, lmao?   icon_twisted

CRAP....


<poof>
7693  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: January 26, 2009, 09:38:03 PM
I actually was off OO for a while too.  My New Year's Resolution was to try and reduce my gaming time during off hours, while also cutting down on my OO and GT times while at work.  In these troubled economic times I need to bust my butt if I want to remain employed!   icon_cry

p.s. OO back up.   icon_wink
7694  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: January 26, 2009, 09:26:48 PM
And down again...
7695  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Im watching gymnastics on: January 26, 2009, 09:19:38 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on January 26, 2009, 04:23:46 PM

she can't be any good or world class though...she's a college student so she's too old and she looks about 20 pounds too heavy to be an Olympic gymnast....they all look 12....

7 if they're chinese...
7696  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CSI: Vegas with Grissom gone on: January 26, 2009, 09:16:35 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on January 26, 2009, 04:30:01 PM

I actually liked the first episode with Fishburne as a CSI. They explained stuff they never did in the first 6-7 years of the show. I still wince everytime they have a police action and the CSI team is on the front line. Reality is not he most important thing here.

Do they even issue CSI's a sidearm in RL?  I thought in the first few seasons that the team always had to wait for Brass to send in uni's to clear areas because they didn't have guns.  Now I always see the old lady on the team packin' heat like she's Dirty Harry's grandmother.
7697  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Last Templar....movie NBC on: January 26, 2009, 09:13:43 PM
I made it to the scene in which she decides jousting a guy who, it is presumed, knows how to ride a horse, is a good idea.  They then flash to a close up of her face which immediately gives me the impression that the makers weren't even interested in trying to make it look like she was actually in the scene in question.  At that point I realized I could be doing something more productive with my life...like looking straight up for the next two hours while humming, "Jumping Jack Flash" over and over again.
7698  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Amazon Gold Box] Everybody Loves Raymond complete series $65 on: January 16, 2009, 05:00:58 PM
The scale goes:

0:  According to Jim

10: Arrested Development
7699  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows Mobile 6 software? on: January 16, 2009, 04:22:51 PM
I second the Opera mobile suggestion.  much, much better than internet explorer mobile.
7700  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Amazon Gold Box] Everybody Loves Raymond complete series $65 on: January 15, 2009, 08:29:03 PM
I'm just teasin' ya, Jeff.  I actually find the guy who played the older brother to be really hilarious.
7701  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I hope she's not going into medical school! on: January 15, 2009, 08:27:46 PM
I never said what she did was all that bright.  I simply have said that I see fault on Dell's end as well.
7702  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I hope she's not going into medical school! on: January 15, 2009, 08:22:02 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on January 15, 2009, 08:11:57 PM



There's absolutely no reason this woman couldn't go out and buy a copy of Windows Vista and get it installed on her computer system after the fact, so I have zero sympathy for her. She's looking to blame others for her problems - plain and simple. Just because you can't figure out how to use the microwave, it's not Best Buy's fault for selling you the microwave.

She might not have had the money.  Also, your analogy is a bit unfair.  There's a bit of difference between hitting a few numerals on a keypad and then pushing a big button that reads "COOK", and installing an OS on a computer.  The way you describe the sales rep makes me sympathize all the more with her, to be honest.
7703  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I hope she's not going into medical school! on: January 15, 2009, 07:51:39 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 15, 2009, 07:42:24 PM

Quote from: El-Producto on January 15, 2009, 07:31:16 PM

Sometimes I fear for the human race, are people really this stupid and helpless?

http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9667184

half of me sympathizes with someone who was sold something by a rep with an agenda ("stick with ubuntu, you will love it, blah, blah").  dell should have just made the change without trying to make a linux convert. 



i would agree.  the dell asshat who spoke with her should have just made the switch.  it was under warranty.  he just had an agenda.   I hope his superiors gave him a dressing down for dropping the ball on customer support.
7704  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Empire:Total War] - Strategy fans should love on: January 15, 2009, 07:43:08 PM
As long as these purchasable items do not hobble the base game with their absence, I don't understand why it's so upsetting?  You can choose to buy them, or you can choose not to.  When I buy a hot fudge sundae, I will sometimes opt out of the nuts and whip cream expansion pack.  I don't then leap over the counter and beat the crap out of the guy manning the scoop because he had the audacity to try and charge me more for this add on. 

edit:  of course, if i was offered an ELITE nuts package, I might be tempted.  That would just be too sweet to pass up.
7705  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Amazon Gold Box] Everybody Loves Raymond complete series $65 on: January 15, 2009, 05:58:22 PM
Let me get this straight:  amazon will give me 65 bucks to sit through 210 episodes of Everyone Loves Raymond??

....tempting, but I don't think I can do it. 


 Tongue
7706  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: it's websites like these that piss me off (mis)informing the public on: January 14, 2009, 08:51:46 PM
I guess I should probably rethink my new site - Nazis:  Nature's Comedians 
7707  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Watch Heroes or not? on: January 14, 2009, 08:14:51 PM
HEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOO nurse....
7708  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target Clearance 2009-01 on: January 13, 2009, 08:50:51 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 06, 2009, 08:39:36 PM

stopped at one today and they only had two copies of GH: aerosmith for the ps3 @ $50.  nothing else for any system this gen. 

I know they have it at BB for 49.99 for the 360, so I'm assuming they have it for the ps3 at that price as well.  They also have GHIII for the 360 for 39.99 (the bundle with the Les Paul wireless) for 39.99.  I picked up the latter more out of curiosity.  I've always been curious about the attraction of the GH style games.  I figured for less than the price of a controller, I can now find out.

edit: i was wrong... it's actually 39.99

edit 2:  whoops, i may have misread your post and thought you were looking for this.
7709  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Prison Break - Fall 2008's Best Unwatched show? on: January 13, 2009, 08:38:51 PM
It suffered from the Twin Peaks syndrome.  Twin Peaks was initially written down on paper from start to finish as a one season show.  There was no expectation that it would go beyond that.  When "Twin Peaks Fever" hit, it took everyone by surprise.  Naturally, the network wanted to drain as much cash out of this as possible, so they had the writers go back and rework it into a multi-season show.  When season two began to show signs of half-ass work and the audiences began to drift away, they ended it.

Prison Break was great for one season...maybe two.  Beyond that it was like keeping a favorite grandfather on life support, even though he was suffering and longed for death.
7710  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dark Sector- Why was this game overlooked? on: January 13, 2009, 07:41:38 PM
I actually finished it.  The Glaive is a great weapon that really made the game fun for me.
7711  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Prison Break - Fall 2008's Best Unwatched show? on: January 13, 2009, 07:38:56 PM
and it's dead
7712  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 24: Season 7 (spoiler tags are certain!) on: January 13, 2009, 07:30:10 PM

Quote from: Chaz on January 13, 2009, 06:18:10 PM

I'm calling it now, Janeane Garofalo (hardest to spell ever) is the mole.  The 24 Rule is that female characters are either dumb, crazy, evil, or dead.  She seems smart, and they're setting her up as semi-clueless and innocent, which sets her up nicely for the big reveal that the whole thing's been an act.  The new FBI lady seems competent, and it would be too obvious for her to be the mole (though not entirely unlikely), so I say she's dead before the halfway point. 

Note that Chloe so far is the one exception to the 24 Rule, and it wouldn't surprise me to see her offed this season either.

Janeane Garofalo is so horribly miscast in this show that it's difficult to suppress laughter when she shows up.  She looks like a domestic abuse victim and gives everyone a look that says, "I really liked Heath Ledger's character in The Dark Knight...here's my impression of his scene with the mobsters at the beginning of the film!"
7713  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: OctoCon IV - Chicago - March 28th on: January 13, 2009, 07:20:09 PM
I'll be there, so wear raincoats.
7714  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 24: Season 7 (spoiler tags are certain!) on: January 13, 2009, 04:31:25 PM
I don't know, I'm not feelin' the love so far.  It just seems like they've got a template posted up in the writers' room and they're simply referring to it for each plot point.  I hope they break away from their formulaic approach, but I'm not optimistic.
7715  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 24: Season 7 (starts tonight!) on: January 12, 2009, 09:25:53 PM
I had a minor revelation last night while watching 24.  In the past, I've always found the filler stories to be annoying.  I found them to be mostly weak and unsatisfying in light of the main story.  However, it hit me last night that 24 couldn't survive without them due to the show being framed in real time.  If it weren't for the cutaways to alternate stories during extended periods of transportation or bathroom visits in the main story, we'd have a show that consisted of numerous shots of Jack sitting in the passenger seat of a car going, "So...Bob was it?  How about those Colts?".
7716  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Watch Heroes or not? on: January 12, 2009, 09:13:14 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 12, 2009, 09:07:24 PM

crap, I didn't notice the Barbara Bush option until after I voted  disgust

here, let me help you choose between the two:


George W. Bush's daughter



Mrs. George Bush Sr.



7717  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Birthday PeteRock on: January 12, 2009, 09:06:15 PM
whoops...happy bday -1 day!
7718  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Watch Heroes or not? on: January 12, 2009, 09:01:41 PM
For me, it's like watching Jerry Springer.  I never want to, I even lie if caught, but when they bring out the pregnant 17 year old who lives with her 57 year old lover in a trailer park in Arkansas and the chairs start to fly? Well...there's no turning back for me at that point.
7719  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Big 360/PS3 game sale at Best Buy 1/11 on: January 12, 2009, 04:39:04 PM
I'm not that interested in NGII but I stopped in while shopping for other stuff yesterday.  Didn't see any copies of the game on the shelves.  However, they had TONS of Guitar Hero III bundles for 39.99.  This was at the Evanston, IL store.  It may be a chain wide sale, though.
7720  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: 13 Month XBOX Live Gold Card for $30 on: January 12, 2009, 04:37:24 PM
ditto.  saw it on cheapassgamer.com and ordered one.  i'm debating getting two at this cost.   icon_eek
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