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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The "No Next-Gen Console" Support Group on: November 21, 2013, 04:38:26 AM
Will get both.  Can afford both.  Decided that getting one at launch (even though I initially preordered both in June) wasn't worth it.
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 18, 2013, 02:35:06 AM
Two of my Facebook friends have reported various failures with their launch PS4s as well.
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 18, 2013, 02:32:13 AM
I love watching the price on my pre-order at Amazon change as the sales tax rate changes.

 thumbsdown
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the McRib is back! on: November 15, 2013, 05:33:25 AM
Can't wait to find these in the wild again!
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Thor:The Dark World on: November 09, 2013, 08:57:19 PM
I didn't know there was a movie coming out next year called Captain America and the Winter Soldier.  You make it sound like a buddy flick when you mess up the title like that.

I enjoyed Thor: The Dark World, but I definitely liked the first one better.
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/04) on: November 04, 2013, 12:59:51 PM
Ghosts!
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PS4/PS3/360/PC]Battlefield 4 on: November 02, 2013, 08:07:34 PM
Hark did kill me twice by crashing choppers into things....
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: October 30, 2013, 02:03:55 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 30, 2013, 01:54:28 PM

Quote from: msduncan on October 30, 2013, 01:50:39 PM

Is that your pooping expression, because you are suspect #1.

Have you gone completely insane? I have no idea what you're talking about and who you're telling it to any more. Do you even know?

As I said earlier:

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Seriously, both sides are guilty.  Give it a fucking rest already.
49  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Healthcare Exchanges Are Live. How's it Looking For You? on: October 30, 2013, 02:02:42 PM
"If you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan" said President Obama in 2009.

"If you already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance" said President Obama in 2012.

Oops.  Not so fast!

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Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC NEWS that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. One expert predicts that number could reach as high as 80 percent. And all say that many of those forced to buy pricier new policies will experience “sticker shock.” 

None of this should come as a shock to the Obama administration. The law states that policies in effect as of March 23, 2010 will be “grandfathered,” meaning consumers can keep those policies even though they don’t meet requirements of the new health care law. But the Department of Health and Human Services then wrote regulations that narrowed that provision, by saying that if any part of a policy was significantly changed since that date -- the deductible, co-pay, or benefits, for example -- the policy would not be grandfathered.

Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, “40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy. And because many policies will have been changed since the key date, “the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range.” 

That means the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.

Glenn Kessler at the Washington Post is on this story, too, and gave President Obama the full Monty, 4 pinocchios.

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“That means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

– President Obama, speech to the American Medical Association, June 15, 2009 (as the health care law was being written.)

“And if you like your insurance plan, you will keep it.  No one will be able to take that away from you.  It hasn’t happened yet.  It won’t happen in the future.”

– Obama, remarks in Portland, April 1, 2010, after the health care law was signed into law.     

“FACT: Nothing in #Obamacare forces people out of their health plans. No change is required unless insurance companies change existing plans.”

– tweet by Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, Oct. 28, 2013, after NBC News airs a report that the Obama administration knew “millions” could not keep their health insurance.

Many readers have asked us to step back into time and review these statements by the president now that it appears that as many as 2 million people may need to get a new insurance plan as the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, goes into effect in 2014. As we were considering those requests, one of the president’s most senior advisers then tweeted a statement on the same issue that cried out for fact checking.

...

The administration is defending this pledge with a rather slim reed — that there is nothing in the law that makes insurance companies force people out of plans they were enrolled in before the law passed. That explanation conveniently ignores the regulations written by the administration to implement the law. Moreover, it also ignores the fact that the purpose of the law was to bolster coverage and mandate a robust set of benefits, whether someone wanted to pay for it or not.

The president’s statements were sweeping and unequivocal — and made both before and after the bill became law. The White House now cites technicalities to avoid admitting that he went too far in his repeated pledge, which, after all, is one of the most famous statements of his presidency.

The president’s promise apparently came with a very large caveat: “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan — if we deem it to be adequate.”
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men:Days Of Future Past on: October 30, 2013, 03:51:15 AM
ALL THE WIN.
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: October 30, 2013, 03:44:00 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on October 30, 2013, 02:38:05 AM

Quote from: msduncan on October 30, 2013, 02:25:31 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on October 30, 2013, 02:05:23 AM

Quote from: msduncan on October 30, 2013, 01:55:10 AM



To the Xbone haters, I only have one thing to say about this news.


Really and you bitch about Tilt being a fanboy...

I'm buying both.    I haven't said one negative thing about the PS4.     

I will now though:   it's not getting Titanfall.

Boom.

You don't need to be negative about the PS4, it's your defensive, confrontational, and obnoxious attitude about Xbox that makes you a fanboy.

Unlike the SDF members that post here?

Seriously, both sides are guilty.  Give it a fucking rest already.
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: October 26, 2013, 11:26:32 PM
I don't see a whole lot of GTers playing this consistently other than Fumble and myself.   thumbsdown
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lots of PS4 game reviews in the next two weeks....no XB1 game reviews on: October 26, 2013, 03:06:00 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on October 26, 2013, 03:03:46 PM

Well something sure has Adam Sessler surly

https://twitter.com/adamsessler/status/393945548186611712

He's already tweeted that his surliness is not related to the XBox One.
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lots of PS4 game reviews in the next two weeks....no XB1 game reviews on: October 26, 2013, 03:20:09 AM
Two words: Who cares?
55  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360]Battlefield 4 on: October 26, 2013, 03:17:48 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 25, 2013, 12:32:05 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 25, 2013, 02:16:02 AM

I should be getting this, but I haven't 100% decided yet.

keep in mind that most of us (meaning ME) will only be playing the 360 version for about a week or so before Ghosts, then Ghosts until the launch.  However both Ghosts and BF4 will upgrade for $10 each and I don't mind paying $10 to play BF4 for a week with friends.

I'm much more likely to get Ghosts (including XB1 version), but BF4 is still TBD since I'm still playing GTA Online.
56  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360]Battlefield 4 on: October 25, 2013, 02:16:02 AM
I should be getting this, but I haven't 100% decided yet.
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 25, 2013, 01:30:11 AM
While we're at it:

58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 24, 2013, 12:06:00 PM
Zlatan Smash.

59  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Say hello to our new review system! on: October 22, 2013, 02:27:01 PM
That's very IGNesque, don't you think?
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: October 19, 2013, 11:09:44 PM
Finally beat the game.

Patient diagnosis:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Tedious and predictable, but will pay for the second home.
Definitely incapable of making a real decision.
Self justifying fool.
Financially irresponsible.
Creepy with women.
Sexual risk taker - advise them to get tested - probably got a lot of dodgy diseases.
Lazy and self absorbed, but needy.
Keen to be part of American dream, which is odd.
Possibly worst psychopath I have encountered.
Magpie who steal whatever takes their fancy, time and again.
Devoted yogi? Bizarre!
Lazy, lazy, lazy.
Friendly, but terrifying.
Lazy in some ways.
Oh brother!
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: October 19, 2013, 11:07:47 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 19, 2013, 08:18:04 PM

R*! You've made your billions!!! Now announce the next gen release date!!! *Fist Shaking*

You really think that's going to happen?
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: October 17, 2013, 02:43:07 PM
Close to canceling my PS4 preorder.

Strongly leaning to keeping my XB1 preorder.
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Wolverine on: October 16, 2013, 02:06:02 PM

Quote from: Moliere on October 16, 2013, 06:14:55 AM

I finally watched this movie tonight. Why would his claws grow back after being cut off? Why would a robot on his heart stop his DNA from healing? Why would drilling into his claws cause him to grow old while the old guy grows young?

Why can't you just lose yourself in the movie?
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: October 15, 2013, 10:35:22 PM
Kifflom.
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what's your ride? on: October 15, 2013, 12:32:42 AM
2009 BMW 328i
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gobble-gobble ... on: October 14, 2013, 07:36:19 PM
Why did Arclight post about Canadian Thanksgiving on the 13th when it's actually today (the 14th)?
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Dredd on: October 14, 2013, 05:27:55 AM

Quote from: Azhag on October 14, 2013, 03:47:28 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 13, 2013, 11:37:33 PM

just watched tonight

The forum effect really got you to watch Glitter?

 eek

 icon_lol
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: October 14, 2013, 03:15:38 AM
Yep, I did that.  Took a few breaks in the process, too.
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [FX Cartoon] Archer on: October 10, 2013, 02:35:53 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on October 10, 2013, 02:32:28 PM


This fills my day with so much joy and happiness.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: October 09, 2013, 12:17:25 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 09, 2013, 11:19:30 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on October 09, 2013, 05:31:27 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 09, 2013, 02:41:53 AM

Did you watch to the very end of the credits?

I didn't want to sit through all the credits, so I just clicked "A" after they started and....
Spoiler for Hiden:
I read Dr Friedlander's assessment of me  eek:

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From the office of Dr Isiah Friedlander
Client Notes - Highly Confidential

Tedious and predictable, but will pay for the second home.
Tries to do the right thing - poor judgment as to what that is.
Searching for a role model in all the wrong places.
Reckless financially.
Thinks of self as above certain temptations.
Sexually needy, heartless - uses and discards women - wonders why cannot form real relationships!
Ignores people closest to him.
Investor type - which is odd given risk taking as unlikely to make old bones.
Vindictive bully.
Magpie who steal whatever takes their fancy, time and again.
Not very into yoga, it seems.
Not really into physical fitness.
Out going and friendly, in a terrifying kind of way.
Likes to get things done - which is frightening!
What a bizarre assortment of problems.

Weird  icon_wink. Is this what other people saw too?
I checked my stats and it seems that I played each of the three characters about 17 hours apiece, if I'm reading that right. So a total of 50 hours. Will have to play a bit more to get that one dollar per hour payback I'm looking for  nod

I keep forgetting about my therapist.  his report will probably be a lonely one.

About Friedlander (some end game spoilers ahead):

Spoiler for Hiden:
If you do enough of the missions about Michael's visits with Friedlander, everything eventually goes to hell and you're given the choice of killing him or letting him go.  Yeah, I chose to kill him.
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC/Wii U/PS4/XB1]Call of Duty:Ghosts on: October 08, 2013, 03:51:24 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 08, 2013, 03:37:05 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 08, 2013, 12:26:34 PM

though it could very well be microsoft doing it, we don't know.  The anti-MS around here is getting so thick I might just play facebook games for a month to stay away.

bah, don't let the SDF drive you away.

Fixed.   Tongue
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 07, 2013, 11:16:36 PM
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: October 07, 2013, 10:47:53 PM
This issue with characters getting wiped from the servers is a troubling development.
74  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Gravity on: October 07, 2013, 08:43:32 PM
I have a physics degree and I couldn't give two shits about how scientifically accurate Gravity is.  What a waste of time.
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Gravity on: October 06, 2013, 06:09:16 AM
Yes, the movie refers to the HST specifically.
76  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Sorry - crashed the site today on: October 05, 2013, 11:42:08 PM
Is the new look of the home page the "surprise" from this afternoon?  Because I'm really not a fan of that look at all.
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Gravity on: October 05, 2013, 06:03:31 PM
Go see this movie.  Now.  On the biggest screen with the best sound you can find.
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Gravity on: October 05, 2013, 03:39:21 AM
Just reserved a seat (yes, reserved seating!) for IMAX 3D tomorrow.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOT.
79  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: it's time for the next round of SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN!!!!!! on: September 29, 2013, 10:21:44 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 29, 2013, 04:17:23 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on September 29, 2013, 03:36:20 PM

Why would their Social Security checks be late?  Mandatory spending isn't stopped by a government shutdown.

The money to cover Social Security payments would still be authorized, but with 800,000 federal employees furloughed -- and the remaining "essential" personnel working without pay -- the system would be unable to review claims, process new ones, or correct for unexpected circumstances.  Short staffed?  Failed equipment?  Data error?  Sorry, the department that deals with that is closed this month.

That's one hell of a claim.  Can you cite proof for that?

Also, government employees who work during a shutdown (including me) will get paid.  We're not working without pay.  Our pay may be delayed, but we'll still get paid.
80  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: it's time for the next round of SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN!!!!!! on: September 29, 2013, 03:36:20 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on September 28, 2013, 02:16:11 AM

It looks like they're really going to shut 'er down. I wonder how enthused the teabaggers will feel if their Social Security checks are late.

Why would their Social Security checks be late?  Mandatory spending isn't stopped by a government shutdown.
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