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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How far would you commute for a significant pay raise? on: March 30, 2015, 04:59:26 PM
Take it! 
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Halo 5: Guardians on: March 30, 2015, 04:58:45 PM
I don't like where they are going with Master Chief in the trailers for this.  Seems so out of character.  Boo!
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefront 3 finally announced! on: March 19, 2015, 10:46:10 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 19, 2015, 08:50:45 PM

looks like we are getting an early look soon.

Quote
Star Wars Battlefront will be taking part in Star Wars™ Celebration next month in Anaheim, CA from April 16-19

I'm so stoked to see this!
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: March 17, 2015, 09:20:49 PM
http://www.007.com/spectre-teaser-poster/

125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2015 Off-Season Discussion on: March 17, 2015, 02:25:32 AM
Wow. Chris Borland retired after 1 season from health concerns. Wow.

http://m.espn.go.com/general/story?storyId=12496480&src=desktop

126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 13, 2015, 06:52:12 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 13, 2015, 06:51:03 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 13, 2015, 06:47:35 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 13, 2015, 06:46:37 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 13, 2015, 06:38:44 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 13, 2015, 06:28:29 PM

I'm just a pseudo Apple fanboy, I don't drool over every Apple announcement and upgrade everything yearly, but I am fairly well equipped with a suite of iStuff.

I could see myself eventually being interested in a smart watch of some sort, but this first gen Apple one is too expensive and too ugly for me.  Someone poke me when they have a cheaper, thinner one with a circular face and better features and battery life.

Sir Jony is on record saying no round face because it cuts out too much space for the main purpose of reading text.

Which is silly because you can display just as much text on a round face, just with more extra screen on the edges.  I've fiddled with a friend's Moto 360 which looks pretty slick and manages to be round without the world crashing down around it.

I'll eat my hat if Apple doesn't release a round one in a few years, and maybe by then I'll want one.

I'd wager all the other manufacturers will switch to rectangular faces to copy Apple.

Let's make this interesting and turn it into a real wager.  In 3 year's time we'll see who's right, and the winner gets rittchard's watch.

It's a deal!  nod
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 13, 2015, 06:47:35 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 13, 2015, 06:46:37 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 13, 2015, 06:38:44 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 13, 2015, 06:28:29 PM

I'm just a pseudo Apple fanboy, I don't drool over every Apple announcement and upgrade everything yearly, but I am fairly well equipped with a suite of iStuff.

I could see myself eventually being interested in a smart watch of some sort, but this first gen Apple one is too expensive and too ugly for me.  Someone poke me when they have a cheaper, thinner one with a circular face and better features and battery life.

Sir Jony is on record saying no round face because it cuts out too much space for the main purpose of reading text.

Which is silly because you can display just as much text on a round face, just with more extra screen on the edges.  I've fiddled with a friend's Moto 360 which looks pretty slick and manages to be round without the world crashing down around it.

I'll eat my hat if Apple doesn't release a round one in a few years, and maybe by then I'll want one.

I'd wager all the other manufacturers will switch to rectangular faces to copy Apple.
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 13, 2015, 06:38:44 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 13, 2015, 06:28:29 PM

I'm just a pseudo Apple fanboy, I don't drool over every Apple announcement and upgrade everything yearly, but I am fairly well equipped with a suite of iStuff.

I could see myself eventually being interested in a smart watch of some sort, but this first gen Apple one is too expensive and too ugly for me.  Someone poke me when they have a cheaper, thinner one with a circular face and better features and battery life.

Sir Jony is on record saying no round face because it cuts out too much space for the main purpose of reading text.
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 13, 2015, 05:57:11 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 13, 2015, 05:10:07 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 13, 2015, 04:16:19 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 13, 2015, 02:54:40 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 13, 2015, 01:43:04 PM

They use different systems? I didn't know that. Aren't Google Wallet and Apple Pay on the same system (NFC), so you should be able to use either when you see the NFC symbol? I remember reading when CVS shut it off because of Apple Pay, it also shut off Google Wallet as well.

As I understand it, it's not about the NFC, it's about the proprietary smart wallet stuff.  They can both technically connect, I guess, but if a store is aligned with one and not the other, it won't work.  So far the dividing line seems to be between Apple Pay and CurrentC, which I don't think is even out yet.  Many stores are already aligned with that, though, and aren't taking ApplePay as a result.  Wal-Mart is one of them.  If you go into a Wal-Mart, you may well see an NFC thingie at checkout, but you can't use ApplePay.

Most of the existing ones use NFC as I understand it.  CurrentC (which will fail miserably imo) uses an app which produces a QR code that the cashier needs to scan.  CVS, et al turned off all the NFC terminals when Apple Pay was launched in hopes it would not gain traction.  In doing so, they also disabled google wallet etc.  There is no way to explicitly turn off Apple Pay and still use NFC (as I understand it).

Having NFC is just how it connects, I think. 

It's like having a card swiper at checkout but not accepting American Express, for example.  Sure, technically, the machine could read an American Express card, but if the store isn't accepting the card, you're out of luck.



Yes but when CVS turned off their NFC readers after Apple Pay launched, it stopped all NFC payments.  Alternately, Peet's coffee (here in SF bay) is not an Apple Pay "partner", but they have NFC terminals and my Apple Pay works just fine there.
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 13, 2015, 05:02:17 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 13, 2015, 04:58:12 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on March 13, 2015, 04:24:55 PM

Samsung pay should be interesting since I believe it uses regular card reading which is basically everywhere. Since Samsung bought http://www.looppay.com/

But it's Samsung. Tongue I am not sure how much I trust them. Of course I just HATE my Samsung TV so I might be biased. They are not good at software if their smart TVs are of any evidence.

CurrentC stands a chance just because of Walmart I think. They are such a market force, and if they make it worth using the system for price discounts, loyalty programs,  and coupons it could catch on. Of course, with having to link your checking account to their service, it seems to be asking for trouble.

I forgot about the checking account part.  I just don't see how anyone uses that system.
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 13, 2015, 04:16:19 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 13, 2015, 02:54:40 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 13, 2015, 01:43:04 PM

They use different systems? I didn't know that. Aren't Google Wallet and Apple Pay on the same system (NFC), so you should be able to use either when you see the NFC symbol? I remember reading when CVS shut it off because of Apple Pay, it also shut off Google Wallet as well.

As I understand it, it's not about the NFC, it's about the proprietary smart wallet stuff.  They can both technically connect, I guess, but if a store is aligned with one and not the other, it won't work.  So far the dividing line seems to be between Apple Pay and CurrentC, which I don't think is even out yet.  Many stores are already aligned with that, though, and aren't taking ApplePay as a result.  Wal-Mart is one of them.  If you go into a Wal-Mart, you may well see an NFC thingie at checkout, but you can't use ApplePay.

Most of the existing ones use NFC as I understand it.  CurrentC (which will fail miserably imo) uses an app which produces a QR code that the cashier needs to scan.  CVS, et al turned off all the NFC terminals when Apple Pay was launched in hopes it would not gain traction.  In doing so, they also disabled google wallet etc.  There is no way to explicitly turn off Apple Pay and still use NFC (as I understand it).
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 13, 2015, 01:57:14 AM
Apple Pay is fantastic and super easy to use.  I use it everywhere that I can and I've never looked at a website to see where it's accepted.
133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2015 Off-Season Discussion on: March 12, 2015, 06:43:04 PM
DeMarco Murray to Eagles Teggy!
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: March 12, 2015, 06:21:22 PM
http://variety.com/2015/film/news/star-wars-episode-viii-gets-release-date-spinoff-movie-called-rogue-one-1201451449/
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: March 11, 2015, 04:20:50 PM

Quote from: Turtle on March 11, 2015, 02:51:09 PM

Considering that they went through a major upheaval of the game last year, they're likely going back and redoing more stuff, instead of trying to use scenarios created for the prior version, whatever it was under Hennig and Co.

Naughty Dog with a delay is most likely a good thing. We've seen how bad things can get when an Uncharted game is rushed. The last thing we need is more of Uncharted 3's rushed encounter design.

Yes, but I am still a sad panda
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: March 11, 2015, 02:37:43 PM
Delayed to Spring 2016  crybaby

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/03/11/uncharted-4-a-thiefs-end-coming-spring-2016/
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2015 Off-Season Discussion on: March 10, 2015, 07:59:52 PM
Jimmy Graham to Seattle for Max Unger and 4th round pick wow

EDIT: I think it's a 1st round pick not 4th.

Ok it's graham and 4th round to seattle for Unger and 1st this year (31)
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2015 Off-Season Discussion on: March 10, 2015, 01:30:29 AM
Gore changed directions and goes to colts on a 4 year deal with 20 mil guaranteed!  Wow, that's way too much.

Also Bruce Miller got arrested for spousal abuse.  Niners are a shit show!
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 10, 2015, 01:28:59 AM

Quote from: Lee on March 09, 2015, 11:32:35 PM

Quote from: rittchard on March 09, 2015, 11:31:02 PM

Oh come on, everyone knows the real killer app for the Watch is being able to draw dirty pictures and instantly send them to your friends while you're stuck in a boring work meeting.

I wish I had someone to send my heartbeat to. crybaby

You have rittchard
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HBO to start "no cable sub required" streaming service in 2015 on: March 09, 2015, 08:55:39 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 09, 2015, 08:51:08 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 09, 2015, 08:38:34 PM

If I didn't already have cable I would get this.  As is, I get free HBO offers from ATT uverse all the time.

Same, but I lose my free HBO in another year. Isn't HBO $20/month on cable? If so, I wonder if they will lower cable prices so they can compete with set top boxes.

It's $16 I think on uverse for HBO.  I think this version is for people who don't have cable, but want HBO.
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 09, 2015, 08:39:24 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 09, 2015, 07:48:49 PM

Are the price differences purely size/case/band? No differences in the functionality?

Correct
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HBO to start "no cable sub required" streaming service in 2015 on: March 09, 2015, 08:38:34 PM
If I didn't already have cable I would get this.  As is, I get free HBO offers from ATT uverse all the time.
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 09, 2015, 07:28:16 PM
I'm in for Apple Watch Sport.  Like the stainless, but too expensive for just curiosity.
144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2015 Off-Season Discussion on: March 09, 2015, 04:10:30 PM
Willis news all over now.  Sounds like Justin Smith retiring now too (we were waiting for him to decide around here). 
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2015 Off-Season Discussion on: March 09, 2015, 02:16:18 PM
So grain of salt and all, but the NFL twitter guys are saying this morning that:

1) Patrick Willis is going to retire
2) Kaepernick is on the trading block, with Eagles and Bears most interested.

These are the guys who make their living breaking the news so we'll see how it pans out.  Wow!

Here's an article:

http://www.bayareasportsguy.com/source-patrick-willis-is-retiring-after-religious-awakening/
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Helldivers: "You're it until you're dead or I find someone better" on: March 06, 2015, 02:21:44 PM

Quote from: Starshift on March 06, 2015, 02:02:53 PM

Thanks for the info. Wait... you can't play with three other computer allies as teammates?

No computer allies, you have to play with other real people if you don't go solo
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, PS3, Vita] Helldivers (Starship Troopers with friendly fire) on: March 05, 2015, 04:47:36 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 05, 2015, 04:15:39 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 05, 2015, 06:30:36 AM

Quote from: Roguetad on March 05, 2015, 05:16:16 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on March 05, 2015, 03:24:22 AM

I really like this.  Had some good games with Rogue and RuperT.  There's some definite benefits to having a diverse makeup of weapons with your squad.   The SMG gets a mild stun effect that comes in super handy for slowing the swarms and it's also a one handed weapon so you can still use it while carrying a blackbox.
This game is awesome.  There were some great moments calling in support and revives when all hell was breaking loose, especially at the last extraction.  I really like the dynamic of having to be mindful of friendly fire.  It makes for some good coordinated fire and maneuver that you wouldn't get in a run and gun type game.  I'm looking forward to trying out the exo suits we unlocked.     

They are burly, but slow turning and you cannot reload once ammo is gone.  I've seen people fill all 4 slots with EXOs though so you have multiple drops per mission.  I wasn't aware that you could use the same special in more than one slot.

It's also an impressive drop for someone who hasn't seen it before.

Hah, "hey check out my new toy!"
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: March 05, 2015, 03:57:17 PM

Quote from: Purge on March 05, 2015, 02:56:01 PM

Also, how does the USA sustain itself with such rampant damage happening over and over again on its home soil? The cost to rebuild must be staggering!

Civil War incoming!
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, PS3, Vita] Helldivers (Starship Troopers with friendly fire) on: March 05, 2015, 06:30:36 AM

Quote from: Roguetad on March 05, 2015, 05:16:16 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on March 05, 2015, 03:24:22 AM

I really like this.  Had some good games with Rogue and RuperT.  There's some definite benefits to having a diverse makeup of weapons with your squad.   The SMG gets a mild stun effect that comes in super handy for slowing the swarms and it's also a one handed weapon so you can still use it while carrying a blackbox.
This game is awesome.  There were some great moments calling in support and revives when all hell was breaking loose, especially at the last extraction.  I really like the dynamic of having to be mindful of friendly fire.  It makes for some good coordinated fire and maneuver that you wouldn't get in a run and gun type game.  I'm looking forward to trying out the exo suits we unlocked.     

They are burly, but slow turning and you cannot reload once ammo is gone.  I've seen people fill all 4 slots with EXOs though so you have multiple drops per mission.  I wasn't aware that you could use the same special in more than one slot.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, PS3, Vita] Helldivers (Starship Troopers with friendly fire) on: March 05, 2015, 03:40:54 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on March 05, 2015, 03:24:22 AM

I really like this.  Had some good games with Rogue and RuperT.  There's some definite benefits to having a diverse makeup of weapons with your squad.   The SMG gets a mild stun effect that comes in super handy for slowing the swarms and it's also a one handed weapon so you can still use it while carrying a blackbox.

Yes, SMG with a Heavy MG for backup seems to be a nice combo!
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: March 04, 2015, 07:37:48 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 04, 2015, 07:37:01 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 04, 2015, 07:29:01 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 04, 2015, 07:18:41 PM

Third Trailer with a HUGE Spoiler at the end

I don't see how that's a spoiler

Cause it's been implied but never confirmed

Spoiler for Hiden:
He's on the poster they released months ago
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: March 04, 2015, 07:29:01 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 04, 2015, 07:18:41 PM

Third Trailer with a HUGE Spoiler at the end

I don't see how that's a spoiler
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wolfenstein: Old Blood (digital release prequel) on: March 04, 2015, 03:30:22 PM
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/03/04/before-wolfenstein-the-new-order-there-was-the-old-blood/

$20 digital release prequel to The New Order!

Quote
Arriving on PS4 digitally for $19.99 on May 5th, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood takes our hero BJ Blazkowicz back to the year 1946 in an adventure that spans eight chapters and two interconnected stories (released together) that will lead into the events you know and love from The New Order.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: March 03, 2015, 07:33:48 PM
March 2015 games revealed:

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/03/03/ps-plus-free-games-for-march-2015/

155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, PS3, Vita] Helldivers (Starship Troopers with friendly fire) on: March 03, 2015, 06:54:47 PM
Is this MP only?  Allow online MP?
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Break Out Your Ruler: Definitive Penis Length Study Concluded on: March 03, 2015, 02:42:47 PM
I thought this was gonna be a thread about K/D ratio, the internet version of penis length
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Old member, coming back after almost 4 years of absence =) on: March 03, 2015, 01:26:58 AM
Welcome back!
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: March 02, 2015, 05:55:42 AM

Quote from: Xmann on March 02, 2015, 05:32:19 AM

So I'm level 24 and all I'm finding is the same strikes and bounties.... literally. 

The strikes I attempted today were the same 4 or 5 over and over again. Plus, I'm overpowered for those and our group just runs through them with little trouble.

I don't like the mp, so I'm not interested in that. The bounties seem to be repetitive as well.

Am I really stuck with the same content at this point?

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

Yes
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 27, 2015, 06:27:57 PM

Quote from: rittchard on February 27, 2015, 06:18:06 PM

Holy fuck, two of my co-workers both saw black and blue lol.  Then another came in and saw white with yellow/brown.

They're crazy
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Leonard Nimoy on: February 27, 2015, 06:24:09 PM
RIP
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