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1841  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!! on: October 12, 2008, 03:06:15 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on October 12, 2008, 12:17:04 AM

Quote from: Sarkus on October 11, 2008, 09:30:43 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on October 11, 2008, 09:21:25 PM

#1 ?   icon_eek

One would assume so, at least until they lose to Ole Miss at home next week.   Tongue

I'm not so sure Alabama will take the top spot. I wouldn't be surprised to see Texas or Missouri vault ahead to #1.

Well it definately won't be Missouri.  Tongue
1842  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In which I pimp the new Fallout 3 site on: October 09, 2008, 06:39:04 PM
Man do I love waiting an extra 3 weeks for a release date while dishonest people are playing the game already.

I hate hard-release dates.
1843  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In which I pimp the new Fallout 3 site on: October 08, 2008, 03:28:19 PM
I'm a little depressed that I preordered the Collectors Edition of Fallout 3 for the PS3, and we are not going to see the DL content.    I mainly preordered it for the PS3 due to the reliability of the system over the 360.    I just can't count on my M$ box to keep running if you know what I mean.

I guess I can find comfort in the knowledge that the game is (hopefully) big enough to keep my busy for a LONG time even without the content, and that the sheer number of games coming out this fall will make the DL content less nessessary in combination with the (hopefully) large size of the game.

1844  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In which I pimp the new Fallout 3 site on: October 08, 2008, 03:47:34 AM
Kathode --

One of the early interviews about the game seemed to give a definate impression that the 360 version is going to have way more downloadable content than the PS3 version.   In fact the interview I'm thinking of -- I believe the developer or spokesman basically said there was a heavy pro 360 bias.    Is this accurate?    I have both consoles and I'm trying to decide.
1845  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!! on: October 05, 2008, 03:06:19 AM
Whew!   That was a CLOSE one.     The team looks flat out tired.   Thank goodness we now have a bye week to rest.    Half way through the season, and we're 6-0.   I'll take it.

Oh.. and Auburn lost!   WOOT!
1846  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!! on: October 04, 2008, 03:33:49 AM

Well tomorrow is another home game, and my wife and I will leave tomorrow a.m. at 9 to drive over to attend.    Here is hoping we avoid the letdown after the UGA beating.    Roll Tide!
1847  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My kidney stone is back or something on: October 04, 2008, 01:46:00 AM
Was the litotripsy unpleasant or something?
1848  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!! on: October 02, 2008, 01:55:10 PM

Quote from: Semaj on October 02, 2008, 02:48:03 AM

And here I was hoping this would be about laundry....

Pshah, the tide suck... Buffalo for the win... At least my team isnt chocked full of bandwagoners smile

Whoa there!!!   I'm no bandwagoner.    I became a fan in 2nd grade when I first became aware of football.     I have suffered through the last decade of woes with Alabama and proudly have almost no non-Bama casual wear.   Even in the off season. 

Finally I may be able to see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.
1849  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!! on: September 29, 2008, 01:15:51 AM


What a weekend!    1993 is the last time Bama was ranked higher than #3.    One of my favorite headlines of the day: No Funeral, Just a Rebirth.



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As the Alabama strength coach famously predicted during practice last week, the blackout was a bleepin' funeral for Georgia, which lost 41-30. In fact, the blackout was a blowout until two late embalming-fluid touchdowns by the overwhelmed home team. Rest in pieces, Bulldogs.

But in classic circle-of-life form, this upset romp wasn't just an interment. It also was a rebirth for the Crimson Tide as a full-on title contender. In near-record time.
1850  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kidney Stones, holy crap... on: September 27, 2008, 03:52:55 AM

Quote from: CrayolaSmoker on September 26, 2008, 08:26:45 PM

Quote from: kathode on September 26, 2008, 05:26:00 PM



That's freakin' huge. You can see where it's formed to the interior shape of the kidney! I'd be shocked if he didn't lose the whole kidney with that one.

he certainly didn't pass it! eek eek eek eek
1851  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kidney Stones, holy crap... on: September 26, 2008, 06:04:04 PM
I am a stone producer.    I usually have a kidney stone once every year or so.    It sucks big time.

The last one I had we made it halfway to the hospital and suddenly the pain stopped completely.   I knew then that the stone had passed through and dropped into my bladder.    Once it's in your bladder you are home free!    

Anyway, we drove back to the house where I passed the stone, got dressed, and we went to the Christmas party as planned.
1852  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: What's McCain trying to pull? on: September 24, 2008, 11:03:37 PM

Quote from: Brendan on September 24, 2008, 10:24:23 PM

Initial survey results show that people have seen through the ruse.

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SurveyUSA interviewed 1,000 adults nationwide.

Key findings:
A majority of Americans say the debate should be held. Just 10% say the debate should be postponed. A sizable percentage of Americans, 36%, think the focus of the debate should be modified to focus more on the economy. 3 of 4 Americans say the presidential campaign should continue. Just 14% say the presidential campaign should be suspended. If Friday's debate does not take place 46%, of Americans say that would be bad for America.


Ruse.    Heh

You can't be thoughtful or non-partisan.
1853  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: September 23, 2008, 09:14:32 PM

Quote from: Scraper on September 23, 2008, 08:54:02 PM

MsD,

If you insist on using a Palin pic as your avatar couldn't you at least use a a hot one of her?

I was rushed and couldn't find one when I set it up.    I'm open for suggestions.   (please no fake bikini pics)
1854  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: September 23, 2008, 08:43:01 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 23, 2008, 05:45:16 PM

You know, in reading a lot of the political debate here and elsewhere, it's really strengthened my belief that for 90% of voters, the election is a large practice in cognitive dissonance.  Nearly done by the 'chosen candidate' is going to sway one's opinion the other way and the entire time is spent justifying the decision that your choice is the right one.  By the same token no argument, rational or otherwise, by the other side is going to convince any of the opposition.

Basically - we believe what we want to believe because we want to believe it.

gellar

I think it's more of the fact that the two parties have moved so far away from each other on ideology that people just have to close their eyes and pull the lever for the one that matches what they think most closely.
1855  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: September 23, 2008, 04:34:10 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 22, 2008, 10:15:43 PM

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So, if John McCain is elected President and cannot fulfill his term in office, do you think Sarah Palin would be qualified to serve as President, or would you be concerned about her?

Of course I would, but I'm casting my vote for President and not Vice President. And I'm basing that vote on current reality, not conjecture on what may or may not happen. I'm just as concerned with Obama's experience, or lack thereof.

Ditto.   I don't vote based on who the VP is.    If I did, I would never have been a big fan of Reagan.
1856  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: September 23, 2008, 04:32:11 PM

Quote from: cheeba on September 21, 2008, 03:29:02 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 21, 2008, 03:23:58 AM

I don't think that treating other people as individuals and weighing their thoughts and opinions appropriately is a matter of taking the forum seriously.  That seems to me like a matter of common courtesy.
When you get your panties in a bunch over being told your panties are in a bunch, then yes, you take this forum WAY too seriously.

Big part of the problem with this forum is all the panties all bunched up.

What we need in this forum is a panty raid.
1857  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College football is finally here! on: September 20, 2008, 10:55:45 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on September 18, 2008, 11:19:55 PM

The question was whether USC could survive, but I'm pretty sure SC is 4-0 in the span - swept Arkansas and Auburn, AFAIK (anyone I missed?), which would leave the rest of the Pac-10 at .500 (4-2 at home, 2-4 on the road).  Still not bad against the almighty SEC, especially taking away a powerhouse.

FWIW, I'm pretty sure msd remembers the Tide getting swept by UCLA in a home and home a few years back...    Tongue

First of all:   I meant could they just win one game and punch their ticket to the BCS Championship like they do now.    The answer is no.    If they had to play SEC football week in and week out, they'd fare like the rest of us.

Secondly:   UCLA beat an Alabama team shouldering the worst NCAA sanctions shy of a death penalty in half a century.    Have them play us now and we'll talk.
1858  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The Wanderers & Warhammer Online on: September 20, 2008, 01:47:03 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on September 20, 2008, 12:40:21 PM

I downloaded the game yesterday from D2D, and am on Ostermark as "Jefferson" - a warrior priest. So if anyone in the Wanderers can shoot me an invite, I'd appreciate it.

I am a complete noob to the game and know virtually nothing about it, but I have lots of WoW experience. I need someone to hold my hand, Ima-scared! smile



You and I are in the same boat Jeff.    I'm a total noob, haven't read anything about the game other than knowing it was hyped and was getting good feedback, and am a veteran from WoW.     Many of the others have a significant head start on us.   

If I can help you in any way (or help each other) my in-game name is Plainsrunner.
1859  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 19, 2008, 05:45:10 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on September 19, 2008, 03:17:05 PM

Quote from: Brendan on September 19, 2008, 01:57:47 PM

One common measure of a presidency is the before/after stats about economic growth.  I think that comparison is going to be terribly unkind to President Bush.

But remember, to the conservatives, it'll somehow be Clinton's fault.

Presidents normally have little effect on the economy.     An exception was Reagan who dramatically reduced taxes resulting in a mid to late 80's recovery.

that's right.... I also don't think Carter had much effect, or Bush Sr.   
1860  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 19, 2008, 05:42:51 PM

Brendan, what happened to your avatar?
1861  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The Wanderers & Warhammer Online on: September 19, 2008, 01:49:03 PM

Thank GOODNESS my machine can run it.   

I am having a bit of choppyness in the noob area.   I'm unsure if this has to do with my aging computer, or if the highly populated areas tend to get a little chop to them because of the number of players on the screen.   

I also have been trying to run it in my laptop's native resolution which is 1900 x 1200.     I have a big monitor that has a native resoluation of 1600xwhatever and I was thinking of hooking it up to that.    You think that might improve my performance?
1862  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: WAR - smooth like a baby's bottom on: September 18, 2008, 08:54:33 PM
OMG I can't wait to play tonight.
1863  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: $^&@^$@$# Warhammer on: September 18, 2008, 01:16:05 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on September 18, 2008, 01:05:34 AM

Servers are'nt up till tomorrow dude. I got mine today and got the same message when I tried to create. wait till tomorrow.

Another thing is I typed in the code and wasn't sure what one of the letters was or if it was a number..so after 6 error of wrong code and rechecking and rechecking the code I FINALLY see I left out 1 full block of code ..geez it was right in front of me and Id re read it 6 times..ugh.

Anyways try to register it tomorrow when the game goes live. Least thats my thinking.

As for install taking 45 min?..wow..im doing that right now and surfing to pass time smile

Why in the blazing hellfire would they launch a game a day before servers go live???
1864  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / $^&@^$@$# Warhammer on: September 18, 2008, 12:57:30 AM
So I install.... for 45 minutes.

At the end of the install I go to create my warhammer account, and my MOTHER ****ing CD Key doesn't work.    That's right.    It says:  Can't use this key yet.   Or something similiar.     

SO NOW AM I GOING TO HAVE TO SIT THROUGH HOURS OF TECH SUPPORT LINES ON THE PHONE?????????????????????????????

I'm so SICK of paying 50 bucks for the privalege of getting ****ED up the &@@ on copy protection.     **** YOU MYTHIC.
1865  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 18, 2008, 12:12:04 AM
Was going to register while it was installing, but the web address I went to in order to create a warhammeronline account says the security certificate is bad thus it might be a untrustworthy site or something might be trying to hijack my information.   

Anyone experience this?
1866  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 17, 2008, 07:44:15 PM
Interesting --  I registered under what I thought was The Wanderers.   But instead it was The Wanderers - Explorers of All.    No idea what that is all about.

Found the right site(I think).    Where do I post once I get my character created in order to be added?   Recruitment forum?     Can someone link the right forum to me just so I'm sure I'm in the right place?
1867  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 17, 2008, 07:28:52 PM

Ok I just registered as msduncan on the wanderers forum again.     My ID was long gone I think.

Do I need to be granted access or something?
1868  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 17, 2008, 07:25:27 PM

Quote from: skystride on September 17, 2008, 07:24:50 PM

Duncan, you need to reactivate your Wanderer account and post on some giant roster thread of doom and we can get you hooked up.

Ok I will do so.
1869  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 17, 2008, 07:18:02 PM
I endorse everything gellar just said.

I *hate* that we are here in this position.   But we cannot let them fail at this point.

Rock---->Hard place
1870  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 17, 2008, 07:11:59 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 17, 2008, 07:09:10 PM

I can't invite (i'm a peon) and I won't be on tonight (gaming with a friend) but when i logged in last night after getting my preorder head start, there were quite a few folks running around with the words "The Wanderers" under their character names.  Just send one a tell and they can find someone who can invite you in.

I had Hark pegged as Chaos or on the bad side.    WTF happened?
1871  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 17, 2008, 07:04:47 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 17, 2008, 06:43:25 PM

Duncan, what took you so damn long   icon_wink

If i'm not mistaken, most of us are on Ostermark on the Order side.  come join the light side....

Not in beta, and preorder just arrived today.   Will be rushing home to install and join.
1872  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 17, 2008, 06:42:22 PM
ok Hark (since he hasn't answered my PM) or peeps that run with Hark on Warhammer:

What server, faction, etc are we rolling with?   I need to know where to create so I can run with you guys.

Thanks!
1873  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 17, 2008, 06:38:13 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on September 17, 2008, 05:22:26 PM

Isn't the Fed bailing out these compainies akin to Socialism/Communism?  Where are all the Conservatives who scream "FREE MARKET, FREE MARKET" when the Dems talk about helping people keep their homes?

Yes it is.   And I've been upset by this -- even by the first bailout of the twin F's.     Government bailouts and takeovers of sections of the economy IS NOT the answer!    We are on seriously dangerous ground here.
1874  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 17, 2008, 02:21:18 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 17, 2008, 01:26:14 PM

Quote from: cheeba on September 17, 2008, 08:55:07 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 17, 2008, 01:38:04 AM

For those of you who may not be aware, msduncan appears to be alluding to today's episode of The Rush Limbaugh Show
I'd ask what you were doing listening to Rush Limbaugh but it's been my experience that there is no room for humor on this forum.

I wonder if I should install a far larger rolley eyes graphic for moments like this?   I guess these will have to do. 

 icon_rolleyes

Omg... I think you just proved his point.   icon_smile
1875  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 17, 2008, 02:20:55 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 17, 2008, 01:38:04 AM

For those of you who may not be aware, msduncan appears to be alluding to today's episode of The Rush Limbaugh Show in which he revealed that the current financial crisis is not actually the fault of the economic policies of the last seven years, but has been caused by Bill Clinton.

Near the end of the episode, Rush went on to explain that liberal democrats had gone so far as to secretly seize leadership of these troubled financial institutions earlier in the decade, presumably for the express purpose of triggering this sort of breakdown in the mortgage and credit industries.  I don't know if the method of this clandestine takeover was explained at some point: I didn't hear the entire episode, so perhaps the sections I missed made a little more sense.

-Autistic Angel

I know this might come as a suprise to some, but I do not listen to Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levine, or Sean Hannity.     I listen exclusively to sports talk radio (specifically Finebaum, Round Table, and the Opening Drive which are local shows aimed specifically at Alabama and Auburn football).   Even during the off-season.
1876  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 17, 2008, 01:16:41 AM

Quote from: Blackadar on September 17, 2008, 01:11:53 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 16, 2008, 04:52:21 PM

This is insane.  I cannot believe the amount of piss poor decision making by some supposedly very smart (but apparently even more-so greedy) people.

gellar

This is what happens when the architect of McCain's economic program - Phil Graham - gets to make policy.

And Bill Clinton's edict of expanding home ownership (even to those who couldn't afford it!) has nothing to do with any of this?
1877  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College football is finally here! on: September 16, 2008, 02:38:02 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 16, 2008, 02:23:13 AM

Quote from: msduncan on September 16, 2008, 02:16:44 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 15, 2008, 06:56:36 PM

Quote from: Big Jake on September 15, 2008, 06:38:24 PM

Annnnnnd Soulbringer demonstrates the level of objectivity he has.  33-5 in the last three years really is a shitty team.  nod  The losses are two National Title losses, two losses to teams ranked in the top two who are hunting the National Title, and A PSU team that ended up #3 in the country.  Average ranking of opponents: #2.  Yeah, you're right, not a powerhouse.   disgust  Overrated? Yes.  Not a powerhouse...who the hell you trying to kid? 

Agreed.  OSU is not a perennial #1, but they are almost certainly a perennial top 10 or 15.  They have gotten waxed by great teams, sure, but they are still pretty damn good in their own right.  Let's remember that they were playing @ Troy (93K Trojan fans), without their best player, and against a team that is frighteningly fast on defense with FOUR RBs that would start on any other team.

gellar

Bwhahahahahahah.

Please call me when USC or OSU could last 6 games a year versus SEC opponents.   Drop either of those teams into the SEC and it's two or three losses a year. (more for OSU most likely)

Well that's the beauty out of coming out of the Pac 10.  Instead of making fake trophies and excuses about how we can't get into a BCS game (and sometimes lose when we do), we get to go to a BCS game every year and typically destroy every team we're up against (damn you, Texas).

I'll take that any day.

gellar

Bama certainly hasn't had to complain about not getting to the National Championship over the last 100 years.     We haven't been back since 1992, but that is a problem I hope is soon going to change.
1878  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GT Warhammer Casual Guild. Anyone interested? on: September 16, 2008, 01:29:48 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 02, 2008, 03:36:26 AM

The Wanderers are a casual guild, I don't see why anyone that doesn't have an issue with them play with them if you're going to play order.

Destruction could be a little different, they will be playing Dest on an Open server.

I'll be playing with a bunch of people on Destruction side of a Core server though, and more are always welcome.

I just don't really see the reason for everyone to start their own guild though, short of the hardcore raiding, tight schedule type people.

I have 10-15 people planning on playing with me, if we get more of the small groups like that together we'll have a large enough pool that everyone should have someone to group with if they want to.  I'd just hate to see us end up like we did with every other mmo with people scattered on 10 different servers between the 4 websites I frequent.

Hark -- waiting on repsonse from my message.   I need to know server/etc info sot hat I can play with you guys.   
1879  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College football is finally here! on: September 16, 2008, 02:16:44 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 15, 2008, 06:56:36 PM

Quote from: Big Jake on September 15, 2008, 06:38:24 PM

Annnnnnd Soulbringer demonstrates the level of objectivity he has.  33-5 in the last three years really is a shitty team.  nod  The losses are two National Title losses, two losses to teams ranked in the top two who are hunting the National Title, and A PSU team that ended up #3 in the country.  Average ranking of opponents: #2.  Yeah, you're right, not a powerhouse.   disgust  Overrated? Yes.  Not a powerhouse...who the hell you trying to kid? 

Agreed.  OSU is not a perennial #1, but they are almost certainly a perennial top 10 or 15.  They have gotten waxed by great teams, sure, but they are still pretty damn good in their own right.  Let's remember that they were playing @ Troy (93K Trojan fans), without their best player, and against a team that is frighteningly fast on defense with FOUR RBs that would start on any other team.

gellar

Bwhahahahahahah.

Please call me when USC or OSU could last 6 games a year versus SEC opponents.   Drop either of those teams into the SEC and it's two or three losses a year. (more for OSU most likely)
1880  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A financial S storm is brewing. Fannie/Freddie seized. on: September 15, 2008, 07:01:23 PM

Quote from: Brendan on September 15, 2008, 06:48:04 PM

Quote from: msduncan on September 15, 2008, 06:16:34 PM

Quote from: Brendan on September 15, 2008, 12:04:36 PM

Well, Cheeba, where exactly did I absolve Bill Clinton of responsibility?  The issue here, champ, is that Phil Gramm, who authored the two bills that're largely responsible for this current crisis, is the primary economic advisor of the current Republican candidate for President.  Did you see any democrats pushing for banking industry deregulation in the late 90s?  No, you didn't.

Hey......    and there goes the using of condescending terms like 'champ' again.

It's interesting how well-calibrated your double standard is.  Tell me, msduncan, if someone on the street called you an "apeshit partisan" who would be willing to "punch yourself in the balls", would you find that more or less insulting than "champ"?

I don't think I've ever called you anything condescending on these forums.    Closest thing might be 'liberal', but I accept my label of conservative so I wouldn't expect you to shy away from that adjective.   

Should I remind you that only one of us has called the other a bigot, and names such as 'champ' and 'captain', etc.    And that person is not me.

You need to learn to be more tolerant of those that don't share your views.
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