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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / anyone live in indianapolis?? on: April 03, 2012, 11:55:36 PM
As with several other forum members... I joined the club and got a new job.  The only big catch is that this requires me to move to Indianapolis.  I have only been there once and haven't got a clue where to look for apartments/ which areas of town to avoid.  If anyone has any insight, I would appreciate it.

(I won't be moving until this fall so I have plenty of time to figure it out)
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Still 'tis the season apparently (credit/debit card fraud) on: December 31, 2011, 05:04:16 AM
some places will put a $1 charge against your card when you use it while the full charge is pending.  This happens a lot at gas stations...
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How fast can you type? (Typing test) on: December 08, 2011, 11:33:29 PM
66 WPM 1 error = 65 WPM
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 7 Billion people - what # were/are you? on: October 31, 2011, 01:37:31 AM
4,888,376,339

man you all are old
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Medical] Hernia Advice on: October 18, 2011, 01:02:10 PM
My dad had a hernia repaired and they actually had to cut him open.  he was restricted from heavy lifting for about a month.  If they do the surgery laparoscopically you will be up much quicker.  I had a laparoscopic procedure on my abdomen and felt fine a few days later (take off a thursday friday back at work monday.)

The key is definitely making sure the surgeon isn't a schmuck (or CK).  With all that being said, surgery is surgery and has risks.  Good Luck
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Glee Season 3 on: October 04, 2011, 10:37:12 PM
haven't cared for season three... the have yet to sing one good song (IMO)
7  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: DSL Modem...AT&T Install...Help on: September 11, 2011, 02:55:04 AM
if i remember correctly ATT does use a user name and password system.  you can check out the settings of the modem by typing 192.168.1.254 into the browser... you might need a user name and password for that as well or a unique pin list on a sticker on the bottom of the modem.

sorry just realized you posted this last month... maybe i should read this section more often.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: omg I put an offer on a house UPDATE on: August 25, 2011, 01:59:44 AM

Quote from: Punisher on August 25, 2011, 12:57:25 AM

Quote from: Teggy on August 24, 2011, 05:31:41 PM

So, we are living an episode of "My First Place". Got a call this morning that the offer on the first place fell through. Inspection went great but the buyers claimed they could hear gunshots from a nearby shooting range. There is no shooting range that we know of anywere nearby, so we have no idea what he is talking about. Seller came back to us and we are waiting to hear word on our minor counter from before. If that goes through we'll have to look into this shooting range thing. Just crazy.
if you can't find info on a public shooting range see if there is a police range nearby...

or a private club
9  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: US credit rating downgraded on: August 09, 2011, 01:50:49 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 08, 2011, 08:16:41 PM

So, how low is it going to go?  Sub 10k?  9K? 8k?

Lower?

I think it will drop sub 10 then hang around 10500 until after the elections.... I wouldn't be surprised if it drops another 1500 points the next couple of weeks.  At this point total fear has sunk in on the markets and investors will continue to bail up to a certain point (usually around 9000 which would only be a 25% correction... at this point we are only at a 15% correction with all the negative news... look for retail to be weak... gold and precious metals are the safe bets... oil and commodities will plummet, but that won't really affect prices... inflation is bound to set in... unemployment will stay steady at 9.2%...  just my two cents (no i am not an investment person so don't take my ranting to actually mean anything)...
10  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: US credit rating downgraded on: August 07, 2011, 03:00:30 PM
both political parties got us to where we are today.  I was very disappointed in the republicans unwillingness to budge on tax issues and democrats refusal to address social welfare programs.  I was also very disappointed that part of the compromise increased the cost of getting a college education by removing subsidized graduate school loans... politicians yell about passing the debt on to the next generation, but that is exactly what they are doing.  Their unwillingness to act will force my generation to make the hard cuts they won't...

Oh and the Tax revenue issue.  The tax code needs to be revised and revenue needs to be increased on the wealthiest Americans and corporations.  Those who argue tax increases on this group will slow hiring are full of shit... I was really pissed that Obama fought so hard to do this and then this week came out with Tax credits for companies who are hiring military vets (not that there is anything wrong with hiring vets).   
11  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Anyone ever gotten rid of the coolwebsearch trojan? on: June 18, 2011, 01:05:36 PM
I know this may sound odd... but when removing any type of spyware it is best done in safe mode.  I have run malware bytes on a computer without being in safe mode and it doesn't do anything... when i switch over... it picks up all the pieces and clears them out...  just a suggestion before the nuke and rebuild process...
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Burn Notice is back on June 23 on: June 11, 2011, 02:23:39 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 11, 2011, 09:33:05 AM

Quote from: papasmurff on June 11, 2011, 03:07:05 AM

Quote from: Einsteinium on June 11, 2011, 12:16:38 AM

Can't wait. I enjoyed the little Sam Axe spin-off they did recently.
+1

OMG, I missed that! Now I have to track it down and watch it. A movie-length episode dedicated to a Bruce Campbell character? I'm so in! smile

I want to say it was a 2 hour special.... "The Fall of Sam Axe"

here is the synopsis from USA's Website

Quote
Before Sam Axe teamed up with Michael and Fiona, he was Commander Axe, U.S. Navy SEAL. The Fall of Sam Axe tells the story of how Sam went from respected Naval Commander to the man of mystery we've come to know on Burn Notice. On what will turn out to be Sam's last military mission, he is sent to the jungles of Colombia to investigate claims of a vicious terrorist organization known only as the "Espada Ardiente" (Flaming Sword). His mission: to determine whether U.S. military aid is necessary to deal with the threat. But when he arrives, things are more complicated than he'd imagined. He receives word that the rebels have targeted a small civilian clinic deep in the jungle. Sam must now save the clinic's doctors and patients from certain death. However, nothing is as it seems and the Espada Ardiente may not be the biggest threat Sam Axe faces.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Burn Notice is back on June 23 on: June 11, 2011, 03:07:05 AM

Quote from: Einsteinium on June 11, 2011, 12:16:38 AM

Can't wait. I enjoyed the little Sam Axe spin-off they did recently.
+1
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad: now with iPad 2 Info on: April 08, 2011, 05:36:03 PM
My understanding is that the basic MobileMe account just allows you to track and lock your iPad remotely.  There is a mobile me service that allows you to store data and retrieve it from anywhere.  Without looking I believe that is the service you are referring to that costs money.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 21, 2011, 02:56:46 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on March 20, 2011, 05:02:56 AM


+10000 just checked the out on youtube... they have done several songs...
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: AT&T to buy T-Mobile on: March 21, 2011, 12:21:45 AM

Quote from: lildrgn on March 21, 2011, 12:01:25 AM

I'm on tmo and have always liked them. Should I be freaking out about their service now that att owns them?

Yes...  You will start experience dropped calls and shitty customer service... oh and your bill will increase $10 a month....
17  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Isn't it pathetic that... on: March 13, 2011, 03:50:05 PM
I get it when people say the U.S. should start at home.  But in the grand scheme of things, the U.S. will be able to help many more people in Japan than at home. 
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Glee Season 2 on: March 11, 2011, 03:37:40 AM
i've been wondering how much the artists get from the song sales on iTunes... off to google!
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Points System Hacked on: March 11, 2011, 03:33:23 AM
I see criminal charges in their futures... if MS can figure out who it was...
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad: now with iPad 2 Info on: March 09, 2011, 04:41:20 AM

Quote from: Crusis on March 09, 2011, 04:07:27 AM

I asked at Walmart today about availability on launch day. The guy thought they would be lucky to get iPad 2's a week after launch. I guess it is off to the launch event at a nearby Apple store. I have never done one before. I hope there are a lot of crazies.

i talked with a salesperson at BB yesterday.  She was happy to sell me an Ipad 1, but had no clue if/when they would be getting the 2's
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Glee Season 2 on: March 09, 2011, 03:32:22 AM
best quote.... my lips are sealed... just like your legs.

In other news:  them singing original songs is going to go over like a lead balloon...
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad: now with iPad 2 Info on: March 08, 2011, 04:25:14 AM

Quote from: Crusis on March 08, 2011, 02:03:57 AM

So do I hang out at an Apple store for hours waiting for release or take a chance on strolling into a local chain that evening and scoring one. Hopefully apple will fill the stores with rivers of iPad 2.

I'm in this boat... if they don't make it widely accessible I will wait.  I don't have to spend the money, but i will if they give me the opportunity to. 
23  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / HELP Windows 7 issue on: March 06, 2011, 03:24:58 AM
My GF's dad has a new dell computer that he managed to get a virus on.  Since it is new, I just booted in safemode to the recovery partition, but I am now stuck in a safemode loop because it says windows can't complete the installation in safemode, but everytime the computer restarts it defaults to safemode.... any thoughts?
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad: now with iPad 2 Info on: March 04, 2011, 12:15:59 AM

Quote from: kathode on March 04, 2011, 12:11:18 AM

I was hoping for a screen resolution bump, but I've waited long enough - basically waving my credit card at my screen at this point smile  I doubt I would upgrade if I had an original, but after listening for a year to everyone I know rave about how much they love the thing, I'm ready to jump in.

This...

I will be getting one.  I don't have data on my phone so a 3g model will be perfect for me. 
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whee....it still works!!! on: February 14, 2011, 02:21:19 AM
I had AFIB a few years ago... it sucks...
26  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: xbox DVD drive clicking on: February 14, 2011, 01:44:20 AM
Thanks,
 
I took it apart and it was the dvd drive.  The magnetic piece wasn't messed up but the sliding piece was stuck with hair and dust.  It combined with the lubricant and gummed shit up...
27  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: xbox DVD drive clicking on: February 12, 2011, 04:51:36 AM
i have the pro... it is one of the older 20 gb models....
28  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / xbox DVD drive clicking on: February 11, 2011, 02:49:02 PM
My xbox DVD drive just "clicks" instead of spinning... I am assuming it is shot.  Anyone know if you can just replace the drive, or is it just easier to buy a new one?
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL]Official 2010 Season Superbowl XLV on: February 07, 2011, 12:47:04 AM
So far the snickers commercial with Rosanne getting knocked in the mud has been one of my favorites...Bud Light hasn't delivered in their commercials the way the normally do....
30  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Shrinking a volume on: November 19, 2010, 12:58:19 PM
you should be able to do that if you format and reinstall if you have the windows 7 disk.  I usually do this when I get a new computer.  Not only will you be able to create the size drives you want, but it will also give you a clean install without all the extra crap.  It is a little more time consuming, but you are really accomplishing a couple different things... just a thought
31  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Health Care Law on: November 09, 2010, 01:20:15 AM

Quote from: Zekester on November 08, 2010, 02:18:52 PM



Forcing government-run health care on the people is incredibly anti-constitutional, and Republicans know they were just elected to help make sure it isn't enacted.


Right I understand this, but isn't medicare just government run health care that is forced on seniors? or at least part A and part B put together is the cheapest insurance for them?  Why wouldn't the same logic apply to a lager population base?  If medicare, which is government run health care is one of the best choices for seniors (and a benefit most seniors aren't willing to give up) , isn't that proof that government run health care options can work?

Edit:  Also, maybe it is because i am not a lawyer, but why is requiring someone to have health insurance unconstitutional?  The government forces people people to buy car insurance (or be bonded), professionals are required to purchase malpractice insurance (or be bonded), businesses are required to have liability insurance, why is it that requiring health insurance is any different?
32  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Health Care Law on: November 08, 2010, 02:40:40 AM
I remember reading statements earlier this week from Republicans that were something to the effect of congress should have focused on jobs and not health care.  I was just reading another news article on Fox News (yes I do occasionally read Fox News) with statements regarding the Health care legislation and an attempt to repeal it, even though they know it won't happen or will be vetoed by the President.  So my question is this:  Why is the Republican leadership focusing in on repealing health care legislation when THEY have all said the reason the democrats lost the house was because of the health care legislation?  This seems counter productive to them staying in office, using their own logic?

My second question is what is the difference between Medicare and what is proposed by the new legislation?  There were several ads, here in missouri, put out by the republican party about how horrible government run health care is and how bad the democrats are for wanting to cut back medicare to fund the initiatives of the new legislation... again this doesn't make sense to me because Medicare is nothing but government run health care.  Roll one program into the other and nothing is actually lost...
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Penny Auctions on: November 06, 2010, 12:13:25 AM
The one i am really looking at is https://www.quibids.com It is BBB accredited and has several positive reviews from national media outlets.... 
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Penny Auctions on: November 06, 2010, 12:03:49 AM
I have been looking at some of the penny auction sites and was wondering if anyone in the community has any experience with these?  Are these a scam?  If you have had good luck with one, let me know what it is because I might be interested in trying it out...
35  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: So, if the Repubs sweep back into congress, will this forum come to life again.. on: November 03, 2010, 04:10:55 AM
well... i am happy about one thing.  We had a local issue pass removing smoking from restaurants... THANK GOD... I just moved to this area and was surprised the first time i was asked smoking or non... I was like... saywhat  

Edit:  I moved from an area which removed smoking from restaurants like 10 years ago

2nd edit:  CNN is now predicting the democrats will retain the Senate.  Basically, the status quo will continue.  Nothing will be accomplished because the republicans in the house won't work with either the president or the senate... and yes it does go both ways.... the democrats won't work with the republicans... 
36  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: So, if the Repubs sweep back into congress, will this forum come to life again.. on: November 03, 2010, 02:33:15 AM
i am just ready for this shit to be over... I am tired of the commercials, the robo calls, the banners... i am just done.  Most of these asshats need to be out of office and we need term limits... we need common sense... and none of these people have any.  Why spend 3.5 billion dollars on getting elected in the most expensive non-presidential election season.  In a time where Americans are hurting most... these asshats blow billions of dollars for what?  To go to Washington to do nothing for the American people except pad their own pockets...
37  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: DSL speed in apartment building on: September 17, 2010, 02:08:07 AM
i think the rep is mistaken... this sounds exactly like how my last apartment handled it.  The apartment complex was built with ethernet ports in every room.  Their approved phone carrier was ATT.  I called ATT and ordered my own DSL line.  As long as you use the company they have their phone contracts with, I would think there isn't much they can do.  Especially since you can add your own services to dish.  My argument would be, I don't want to use the shared network (they will still make you pay the added amount), I want to add my own DSL just as if I were adding DVR or HD to dish.

all qwest would have to do is add the service to the phone line and send you a modem...   The nice thing about having your own is when the apartment's shits out you will still have internet.  This happened to me several times.... I had friends from other buildings coming over because the network went down and they needed something....
38  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: DSL speed in apartment building on: September 16, 2010, 01:36:48 AM
yes.... and it depends.

In my last apartment the IT guy had the buildings set up to share the bandwidth.  This is where you run into a situation where the more people you have on, the slower the connection.  Others, have a specific bandwidth allotment where regardless of how many people were connected, everyone got an equal share of the pie.  The idea behind the first way is that the apartment complex would need fewer internet lines because demand never remains constant (there is always someone not using the internet).  The problem was around finals time or about every 4 weeks, there would be days were the internet would just crawl because everybody was on trying to get shit done.

I ended up getting my own dsl line installed for about 35.00 a month and said screw the shared lines.

The other problem i experienced was the apartment's security levels were horrible for gaming.  They had it so locked down AIM wouldn't work, live wouldn't work, you couldn't stream video (netflix, hulu, etc...), and you couldn't go to youtube.

Really it all depends how it is setup
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone ever have Gall Bladder Surgery? on: August 25, 2010, 02:37:10 AM

Quote from: Einsteinium on August 25, 2010, 02:15:40 AM

So, is there anything permanently off the menu?

Or anything that changes in terms of quantity? (Not that I'm Adam from Man V. Food)

Getting tired of pudding, Jell-O and Soup. But I'm a little scared of going off that menu.

I had eggs, biscuits and gravy today and it was the greatest thing I can remember eating.

I love me some Biscuits and Gravy....

From what I can tell it really varies by person.  Hell... for me it varies by day sometimes.  What I would say is start out slowly...  if you eat something you shouldn't you will most likely experience what is called bile dumping.  This causes you to feel like shit... and well... shit... typically the types of food that will create this problem are those high in oils and fats (i.e.  I still don't eat much of anything fried or anything containing mayo.  Low amounts of butter are ok)  I haven't really noticed a change in what I eat.

The thing is... it varies by people.  I have to kinda watch what i eat while others really don't.

FTFY

Quote from: Daehawk on August 25, 2010, 02:30:36 AM

I'd think anything that was wasn't really greasy or full of fat would be ok.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone ever have Gall Bladder Surgery? on: August 19, 2010, 02:03:28 AM
oh yeah... i knew there was something else i was going to warn you about.... the gas they pump in will give you a pain in your shoulders where it settles.... it should go away in a couple of days.

They said the same thing when they took my GB out, about it looking horrible.  I recommend easing your way back into actual food.  Avoid fried, fatty, or spicy foods until your wounds heal.  Then you can be more adventurous.... just stay close to a toilet (these foods still have a tendency to move very quickly through me.... if you catch my drift smile  Just far less pain.
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