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3441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need 360 game suggestions on: June 24, 2008, 11:21:31 PM
My favorites (in order of favoritenessishness)

Rainbow 6 Vegas
NHL 07/08
GTAIV
Battlestations: Midway
GRAW2
PGR3
Rainbow 6 Vegas 2
Guitar Hero II
Ace Combat 6
GRAW

I remember your enjoyment of the first PC GRAW... you definitely want to check out R6V and GRAW2... and if you are going to do that, you might as well check out GRAW and R6V2.

If you haven't played COD4, you could give it a rental on 360... or buy it on PC since it's better there.

3442  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random MP3s on: June 24, 2008, 10:17:17 PM
Megalodon... now there's a song.
3443  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random MP3s on: June 24, 2008, 08:41:51 PM

Quote from: rickfc on June 24, 2008, 07:54:32 PM

Quote from: El-Producto on June 24, 2008, 04:31:27 PM



I have 2 daughters aged 7 and 9.

I'm surprised there wasn't also Hannah Montana, and High School Musical.

Oh, you have everything together like that.  I try to keep my daughter's and wife's stuff separate from mine...

Yeah, if my wife and kid listened to stuff like that I'd keep it separate too... like in a different house... with their new daddy who loves them unconditionally.
3444  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [100 pushups] Results Tracker Thread. on: June 24, 2008, 06:06:49 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 24, 2008, 04:48:32 PM

I have another version here.

Spoiler for Intensity 1:
Initial test:
Level of intensity:  1
Week One
1st/you2nd/you3rd/you4th/you5th/youRest
02 / -- 02 / -- 02 / -- 02 / -- 03+ / -- 60
04 / -- 03 / -- 02 / -- 02 / -- 04+ / -- 90
05 / -- 04 / -- 04 / -- 03 / -- 05+ / -- 120
Test:
Week Two
04 / -- 04 / -- 03 / -- 03 / -- 05+ / -- 60
06 / -- 05 / -- 03 / -- 03 / -- 06+ / -- 90
05 / -- 05 / -- 04 / -- 04 / -- 06+ / -- 120
Test:
Week Three
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Four
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Five
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Six
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Spoiler for Intensity 2:
Initial test:
Level of intensity:  2
Week One
1st/you2nd/you3rd/you4th/you5th/youRest
07 / -- 07 / -- 05 / -- 04 / -- 05+ / -- 60
09 / -- 08 / -- 06 / -- 05 / -- 07+ / -- 90
10 / -- 08 / -- 08 / -- 05 / -- 10+ / -- 120
Test:
Week Two
09 / -- 08 / -- 06 / -- 04 / -- 07 / -- 60
11 / -- 09 / -- 07 / -- 07 / -- 10+ / -- 90
10 / -- 10 / -- 08 / -- 08 / -- 10+ / -- 120
Test:
Week Three
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Four
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Five
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Six
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:

Spoiler for Intensity 3:
Initial test:
Level of intensity:  3
Week One
1st/you2nd/you3rd/you4th/you5th/youRest
10 / -- 10 / -- 08 / -- 06 / -- 07+ / -- 60
12 / -- 12 / -- 10 / -- 10 / -- 10+ / -- 90
15 / -- 13 / -- 10 / -- 10 / -- 15+ / -- 120
Test:
Week Two
12 / -- 12 / -- 09 / -- 07 / -- 10+ / -- 60
16 / -- 13 / -- 11 / -- 11 / -- 15+ / -- 90
15 / -- 15 / -- 12 / -- 12 / -- 15+ / -- 120
Test:
Week Three
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Four
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Five
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Six
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:


You'll note I've added a line for testing; your intensity isn't locked in so if you fail to stay in your higher category you simply continue on a lower track. At the end of each week you are to test again (check week1's description at the bottom). So your growth isn't limited by the curve of the program.

I've filled in 2 of 6 weeks for all three intensity levels; if people find this form more useful I'll update the remaining weeks and include info for the three tiers.

Cool... but... It seems backwards to me with goal/accomplished instead of accomplished/goal...
3445  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random MP3s on: June 24, 2008, 06:05:01 PM

Quote from: Creepy_Smell on June 24, 2008, 05:32:51 PM

Dead & Gone - Chemist
Red Giant - White Mom
SNFU - Big Thumbs
NoMeansNo - Stocktaking
Steel Pole Bath Tub - Borstal

Zeke - Highway Star
Minutemen - The Politics of Time
Facepuller - 1001 Emotions
Melvins - If I Had An Exorcism
Bl'ast! - Sometimes

I like you.  Steel Pole... that's a band not enough people knew about.
3446  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random MP3s on: June 24, 2008, 04:39:03 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 24, 2008, 04:32:04 PM

Whitesnake - Here I Go Again
David Bowie - Space Oddity
Baha Men - Best Years of Our Lives
Eric Clapton - Change the World
Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight

As if we needed more reason to be disgusted with you...
3447  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random MP3s on: June 24, 2008, 04:21:35 PM

Quote from: The Chauffeur on June 24, 2008, 04:07:27 PM

Jimmy Buffett - Cheeseburger in Paradise - Songs you know by Heart

I applaud your not re-shuffling. smile
3448  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Random MP3s on: June 24, 2008, 04:00:15 PM
Randomize your collection... list off the first and last 5 songs...

(artist - song - album)
The Hellacopters - Hurtin' Time - High Visibility
Turbonegro - Deathtime - Ass Cobra
Teenage Bottlerocket - Social Life - Warning Device
Dwarves - Relentless - The Dwarves Must Die
Supersuckers - Sweet n' Sour Jesus - The Smoke of Hell

Fu Manchu - Wurkin' - Daredevil
Hot Snakes - Xox - Suicide Invoice
Foo Fighters - X-Static - S/T
U.S. Bombs - Yanks and Rebs - U.S. Bombs The World
Moistboyz - Year of the Maggot - Moistboyz IV
3449  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [100 pushups] Results Tracker Thread. on: June 24, 2008, 03:35:42 PM
Initial test: 17
Level of intensity: 3

WEEKDAY1st/target2nd/target3rd/target4th/targetlast/target
oneone10/1010/108/86/615/>7
two12/1212/1210/1010/1013/>10
three15/1513/1310/1010/1022/>15
twoone12/1212/129/97/715/>10
two16/1613/1311/1111/1120/>15
three15/1515/1512/1212/1220/>15
Exhaustion Test 2: 30
threeone25/2517/1717/1715/1525/>25
two27/2719/1919/1915/1525/>25
three30/3022/2222/2220/2035/>27
fourone27/2720/2020/2017/1727/>27
two27/2721/2121/2118/1830/>25
three30/3022/2222/2220/2035/>29
Exhaustion Test 3: 55
fiveone40/4032/3230/3025/2541/>40
two/20/20/18/18/15/15/14/>40
three /18 /18 /16 /16 /14 /14 /12 />40
Exhaustion Test 4:
sixone--/----/----/----/----/--
two--/----/----/----/----/--
three--/----/----/----/----/--

6/24 - Day 1. Pretty good.  Managed 15 at the end.
6/26 - Day 2. Harder. Managed 13 in the final set.
6/28 - Day 3. Getting easier... managed 22 in the final set.

6/30 - Day 4. Between this and baseball I've developed a seriously sore shoulder, and it doesn't seem to be the muscles, but the joint. Uh oh.

7/9 - Day 5. The small time off made a big difference... hitting week 2 again and feeling much better.

7/13 - exhaustion test two... 30... I didn't really exhaust myself though... I was worried about being screwed for week 3.
7/14 - Week 3, Day 1. Brutal.
7/16 - Day 2. Very difficult.  But I think I'll clear the week.  I can't go past the minimum on the max out set this week, as I have in the past...
7/18 - Week 3, Day 3... I actually did my new personal maximum at the end of this massive set... I'm stoked on myself.

7/21 - Week 4, Day 1.  For some reason, the hardest day so far, even though W3D3 was more pushups... I think because I got tons of exercise this weekend, not much sleep, and I'm just really tired.  Ouch.
7/23 - W4D2.  Did a bit better... went over the minimum on the last set by 5.  Still a rough week for some reason, even though it doesn't seem like a huge step from week 3... hrm.
7/26 - W4D3. Ugh. I matched what I did for week 3, day 3... only it was more difficult this time.  I think it's probably just fatigue from a show last night and lots of loading and unloading of heavy gear, enormous energy expenditure, and getting 5 hours of sleep.  I'm a day off of the MWF schedule now because of the show yesterday, and am supposed to do an exhaustion test tomorrow... when I have a baseball game... ugh.

7/28 - 4 Week Exhaustion: 55 whoo!

7/30 - W5D1. Holy shit that was rough.  I'm super proud of myself for actually completing it.  I didn't think I would be able to.
3450  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 23, 2008, 07:05:14 PM
I finally got around to my initial test... I did 17, on my knuckles instead of my palms to avoid the wrist injury...

Now I feel like I pussed out and could've done more if I'd really maxed out... I went until I couldn't just crank them out really fast.

Anyhoo... what's my knuckle handicap again? smile
3451  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: African-Canadians? on: June 20, 2008, 08:29:19 PM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on June 20, 2008, 01:48:04 AM

Complaints about PC outnumber actual instances of PC to about 2 to 1, in my experience.  At least on message boards.

Ain't that the truth.  I'm so sick of telling someone I didn't appreciate their racist comment and then getting shit for being 'PC'.  Gag.
3452  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: June 20, 2008, 05:30:40 PM
Good choice.

Hope you don't have to use it!
3453  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Test your reaction times... on: June 19, 2008, 10:30:07 PM
Average: 0.1684
Best: 0.120

3454  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's with all the Coldplay hate? on: June 19, 2008, 10:17:03 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 19, 2008, 09:49:25 PM

I'm pretty sure it's because they suck.

gellar

Ding!
3455  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: June 19, 2008, 07:36:14 PM
I was recently comparing stuff because I've been wanting to get back into shooting... I was looking more at .40 SW stuff, but they generally have the same designs chambered for the big 3 (9mm, .40, .45). The HK USP was what I was originally looking at, but as I did more research the Sig P22x stuff seemed like it might be a little better, or at least on the level depending on what you like.  Are you going to a try before you buy place?  I don't know what you want to spend... they are both kind of pricey, but maybe you get a discount?  That Sig P220 Combat model looks like the perfect fashion accessory for a Marine.  Those S&W Sigma series pistols seem decent for what looks to be considerably less money.

Curious to hear what you get and what you think of it.
3456  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 19, 2008, 07:24:35 PM
How about the one cock pushup?
3457  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 19, 2008, 07:16:03 PM
I'd be in if I could... the last time I was doing regular pushups I discovered that I have bone cysts in my left wrist, so if I do them regularly I eventually end up in a brace for weeks at a time and unable to do shit.  I was up to about 50 when I figured that out.

Do I get a handicap if I try this on my knuckles?
3458  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: June 19, 2008, 07:14:18 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on June 19, 2008, 01:54:37 AM

Also I'll be heading down to YUMA Arizona to buy a new handgun, as long as we provide the ammo we are allowed to bring our own handgun of choice.

Whatcha gettin'?

Do they provide the ammo if it matches what they stock? 9mm, I would imagine?
3459  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Too funny not to share! (pc game becomes all movies) on: June 19, 2008, 05:19:48 PM
Dumb.
3460  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Our favorite, once-in-a-while guilty pleasures... on: June 19, 2008, 04:45:56 PM
Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch.

Recognize.
3461  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warren Spector: games are too long! on: June 18, 2008, 11:04:31 PM
Yeah, I kind of agree that a lot of games are too long... I get bored... I also think that while for a while it seemed like the really good shooter/action titles were getting super short, they've kind of hit a nice middle ground lately, where it's not so short as to be over in one sitting (for me, anyway), but not so long that it just feels repetitive and dragged out for the sake of falsely extending the length of the game...  COD4, R6 Vegas, R6 Vegas 2, Crysis... longer than stuff like Max Payne a few years ago...

I'm also much more likely to go back and re-play a really well paced, reasonable length game like COD4 than I am to finish a game like GTA4... though I'll probably eventually finish that particular one...
3462  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are your favorite movie death scenes? (SPOILERS) on: June 17, 2008, 11:15:50 PM

Quote from: Orgull on June 11, 2008, 07:32:54 PM

There's nothing like a good death scene. Especially villian death scenes.  icon_twisted  My three favorite villain death scenes of all time are...


3) Death of Lord Cutler Beckett from Pirates of the Carribean 3



Yer fucking kidding, right?
3463  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Quiz: Star Wars or WWII Reference? on: June 17, 2008, 09:21:44 PM
80%

Spoiler for Hiden:
Slipped up on Hoth and Maquis, which I just guessed was also a Star Wars reference.
3464  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] The Crappening (spoilers?) on: June 17, 2008, 08:08:02 PM
I'm surprised anyone actually went to this...

Zooey Deschanel is hot as fuck though.  I generally really, really like her, and wish she'd get cast more often in movies I would like.

She's #1 on the list.
3465  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How the hell do you promote a website? on: June 17, 2008, 07:50:42 PM
I'd pad that box on the left... that was the one I was originally talking about.

Think about using bolded font for the 'titles' of the sections in there (e.g. .Welcome to the...., and 'Tips').

I would suggest making the content section of the site a fixed width (say, to display well on a 1024w screen), then work with what you have in that width to get it just how you want it instead of letting it be dynamic and messing up your formatting.
3466  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Talk me out of getting a Zune? on: June 17, 2008, 04:17:34 PM
The 30GB is the Zune 1.0 or some crap, and the 80GB is the 2.0... or some crap... the first model, and the newer model.

The 30GBs (which can at times be found for dirt cheap) will upgrade to the 2.x software, so you get the same features.

3467  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How the hell do you promote a website? on: June 17, 2008, 04:15:17 PM
That's better... still need some padding on that leftmost box, and padding around the main light blue box so that your search controls and buttons are not sticking to the side of it.

You are on the path... At this point I would look at getting some nicer looking button graphics (also some *consistent* button graphics in terms of vertical alignment), and a less jaggy rating graphic.  Maybe make your banner graphic representative of what the site is about - have a rock band screenshot or something with the name of the site over it, and even better, an accompanying blurb that says exactly what people are looking at... and remove 'beta'... that's like saying 'under construction', when really... all web sites are under construction.
3468  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How the hell do you promote a website? on: June 17, 2008, 03:54:21 PM
Well... compare it to the font size on this forum... it is bigger.  I think this size looks a lot nicer.

And if you just went with the default everything in HTML your website would look like poop, you know?
3469  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I need a drummer! on: June 17, 2008, 03:53:38 PM
How the hell can you mention minimalist kits without mentioning Slim Jim Phantom?
3470  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How the hell do you promote a website? on: June 17, 2008, 03:48:30 PM
Font is still too big. smile
3471  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Melaleuca on: June 17, 2008, 03:46:13 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 17, 2008, 03:12:03 PM

My MIL sells that stuff. Overpriced. WAY Overpriced. And all their products smell funny. Blech.

The 'smell funny' aspect is one of my big problems with most of it.

On the other hand, some of the cleaning products smell really good... and I actually made my wife do an item by item comparison before agreeing to it (and did a lot of poking around online as well, because I was dead set against it), and the prices worked out to be about even, or a little less.
3472  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Melaleuca on: June 17, 2008, 03:42:17 AM
Yeah, but not in an Amway sort of way... as mentioned, you don't sell products, you just get a commission for purchased by people you sign up... they just go to a website and order.  It's like online sam's club, but you try to trick your friends and relatives into it so you get a check... smile
3473  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Talk me out of getting a Zune? on: June 16, 2008, 11:02:28 PM

Quote from: Zarkon on June 16, 2008, 10:19:19 PM

Quote from: Moliere on June 16, 2008, 01:19:48 PM

I have the 30 GB Zune. My biggest complaint is the way you have to sync the files from your computer to the Zune via the Zune software. There is no drag and drop functionality. This can make updating a bit of a pain. Otherwise I am happy with the player itself.

You can't drag and drop from windows to the device.  But.  You can drag and drop from Windows to the Zune Software itself, and then let it auto-sync everything you drag and dropped.

Yeah, that's what I said above.  Do any of the big players allow windows drag/drop by default?

Also, as mentioned, I know people have done some sort of hack that allows you do use windows to drag/drop w/ the Zune.
3474  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Talk me out of getting a Zune? on: June 16, 2008, 11:01:13 PM

Quote from: warning on June 16, 2008, 09:56:35 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on June 16, 2008, 06:15:11 PM

having used both - i would recommend the Creative Labs Zen.
Yep.  The fall Zune software was an improvement but the Zen is just a lot nicer/easier/more full-featured.

New software came out in the last month that addresses the tagging issues and adds some more browsing options...
3475  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Melaleuca on: June 16, 2008, 10:59:50 PM
My wife has gotten into this... I can't say I'm sold yet, and the business model creeps me out a bit... on the other hand, she's well on her way to having all of our cleaning supplies and a big chunk of our toiletries paid for each month... and with money as tight as it is, I can't call that all bad.

Some of the cleaning stuff seems really good... some of the toiletries smell (to me) like hippies or something... dunno.
3476  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: June 16, 2008, 09:25:05 PM
Keep yer head down.
3477  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CTRL-V Test procedures on: June 16, 2008, 05:17:19 PM
New SqlParameter("@sql", SqlDbType.Bit), _
                New SqlParameter("@recordset", SqlDbType.Bit), _
                New SqlParameter("@project_id", SqlDbType.Int, 4)
3478  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Talk me out of getting a Zune? on: June 16, 2008, 05:15:22 PM

Quote from: Moliere on June 16, 2008, 01:19:48 PM

I have the 30 GB Zune. My biggest complaint is the way you have to sync the files from your computer to the Zune via the Zune software. There is no drag and drop functionality. This can make updating a bit of a pain. Otherwise I am happy with the player itself.

You can drag and drop in the zune software... just like with ipod, but better since you can do it on multiple computers.

If you mean in windows... yeah, neither will.  Though you can hack the zune to work this way.

I've been enjoying my zune more since the new software came out.
3479  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I need a drummer! on: June 16, 2008, 04:59:40 PM
Or a flashy drummer who can keep time, but is just too damn busy...  those types need to be locked in a room with nothing but AC/DC for a month.
3480  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How the hell do you promote a website? on: June 14, 2008, 10:44:13 PM
Better.
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