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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: March 26, 2014, 06:08:39 PM

Quote from: kratz on March 10, 2014, 02:45:32 PM

I saw this last week... so terrible.


And something right up the alley of the Japanese.
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Captain America: The Winter Soldier confirmed on: March 21, 2014, 01:58:56 PM
That's some obsession right there.  Whether it's healthy or not....
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 25, 2014, 04:02:15 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 24, 2014, 02:58:10 PM

Titanfall Xbox One bundle on March 11: $500

Oddly doesn't come with the Titanfall branded controller; it's just the same Xbox package with extra code cards thrown in for a Titanfall download and a month of Live.

Might be time to join the next generation finally!
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The LEGO Movie - the movie of Legos on: February 08, 2014, 07:29:25 AM
This doesn't seem like a winner.  It IS a winner.  Holy moly.



85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 07, 2014, 03:33:17 PM
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Subway to remove chemical from bread on: February 06, 2014, 02:59:41 PM
Quiznos is disappearing because a) Subway figured out how to toast sandwiches, and b) Subway charges a lot less.

People are going to go where it costs less to eat, quality be damned.
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: RIP Phillip Seymour Hoffman on: February 03, 2014, 01:06:38 AM

Quote from: Canuck on February 03, 2014, 12:43:50 AM

I hate to be the guy who says "who?" but, who?
I've seriously never heard of this guy before. What movies was he in that I would have most likely watched?

Phillip Seymour Hoffman
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you wish you could get into but can't on: February 02, 2014, 08:24:50 PM
Generally, RPGs and open world games (though I managed to get through GTA5, perhaps because it just drew me in).  I find it too easy to get distracted with side missions and forget to advance the story and wind up getting bored with them after a time.
89  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: And a baby Jesus was born. on: February 01, 2014, 07:38:26 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on February 01, 2014, 05:15:00 PM

This isn't the first time Arclight has complained about the Hollywood conspiracy to make Christians appear homophobic, sanctimonious, judgmental, and broadly ignorant.  He said the same thing upon entering the Duck Dynasty thread.  

It was just before he condemned homosexuality as sinful; perverted some biblical parables about compassion and acceptance into a defense of bigotry; and snidely dismissed science as a godless form of blind faith.

-Autistic Demon

Are you ever not condescending when posting in this part of the forums?
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games Finished 2014 Edition on: January 27, 2014, 03:20:16 PM
1.  God of War III (1/26/2014)
2.  Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (2/5/2014)
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 26, 2014, 02:56:55 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 17, 2014, 05:31:57 AM

Quote from: TiLT on January 17, 2014, 04:51:36 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 17, 2014, 04:16:50 AM

NPD reports that the XBox One outsolde the PS4 in the US in December, and December 2013 was the Wii U's best month ever.

Only if you believe Microsoft's increasingly strange ways of defining "best selling". In this case they're specifically talking about earnings, which nobody would talk about using "best selling". The Xbox One costs more than the PS4, so it needs to sell less to achieve this "victory".

Got a cite for that?  Every single NPD report I find for December talks about units only.

Funny that TiLT talks about facts when this exchange happened.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Dark Knight Rises - Impressions start page 12 on: January 18, 2014, 02:48:01 AM
Wrong thread!
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 17, 2014, 05:31:57 AM

Quote from: TiLT on January 17, 2014, 04:51:36 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 17, 2014, 04:16:50 AM

NPD reports that the XBox One outsolde the PS4 in the US in December, and December 2013 was the Wii U's best month ever.

Only if you believe Microsoft's increasingly strange ways of defining "best selling". In this case they're specifically talking about earnings, which nobody would talk about using "best selling". The Xbox One costs more than the PS4, so it needs to sell less to achieve this "victory".

Got a cite for that?  Every single NPD report I find for December talks about units only.
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 17, 2014, 04:16:50 AM
NPD reports that the XBox One outsolde the PS4 in the US in December, and December 2013 was the Wii U's best month ever.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Multiple platforms] R.B.I. Baseball is back! on: January 15, 2014, 03:14:26 AM
Yep.  MLB.com announced that R.B.I. Baseball 14 is coming out for current and next gen consoles and mobile devices this spring.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: December 26, 2013, 10:11:44 PM
DmC is very much worth playing.
97  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Pornhub interview - Random thoughts on: December 20, 2013, 12:37:23 AM
I don't think the interview was bad at all.

The difference between this and that Rapelay article was that article was childish and poorly written.  This answers can be a bit childish (Fapstation!), but the questions were solid and the article didn't come across as trashy as the Rapelay one did.
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Film] Christopher Nolan - Interstellar on: December 14, 2013, 11:04:12 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on December 14, 2013, 10:41:38 PM

Good teaser. It tells me almost nothing about the movie and leaves me wanting more.

+1
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: December 14, 2013, 06:25:12 PM
Yeah, I liked this one better than the first.  They seemed to have fixed a lot of the pacing issues that plagued An Unexpected Journey, and Cumberbatch as Smaug was incredible.
100  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Super Mario 3D World story on: December 14, 2013, 06:23:19 PM
The chart in the Super Mario 3D World story on the front page is wrong.

The story claims half a million people have bought the game, but the chart only claims 50,000.  0.05 in millions = 50,000, not 500,000.  Might want to get that fixed?
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 09, 2013, 04:05:18 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on December 08, 2013, 01:03:53 PM

May your games never get patched.

Wow, was that really necessary?
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College Football 2013 kickoff on: December 01, 2013, 02:07:30 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 01, 2013, 05:02:07 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on December 01, 2013, 04:51:41 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 01, 2013, 04:38:13 AM

Didn't Alabama lose at home and not even play in their conference championship game, but still play for the national title only 2 years ago?  If anyone loses in the next couple weeks and Alabama wins, they'll go right back.  Does anyone see them dropping below 4 with how the votes go?

Please explain, logically, a scenario where if one of undefeated FSU (which WILL be ranked #1) or OSU (which should be ranked #2) loses that Alabama makes it in over the other to play the winner of Auburn/Missouri.

Go ahead.  I'm waiting to see how Alabama will jump an undefeated team to play for the title.

Well for one, the Big 10 is pure shit and Ohio State is a fraud.  If Auburn wins out they will play for the National Championship, even if Ohio St and FSU do not lose.  When the computer rankings come out this week, Auburn will barely be behind Ohio St and if they win the SEC title game, they will jump them no problem.  If there are loses from Ohio St, Auburn, FSU then Alabama will be right there if they win out.

EDIT: And for the record, when did CFB ever have to make sense?  It's senseless every single year. 

None of this tells me me how Alabama will jump an undefeated team to play for the title, since your scenario requires no undefeated teams.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College Football 2013 kickoff on: December 01, 2013, 04:51:41 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 01, 2013, 04:38:13 AM

Didn't Alabama lose at home and not even play in their conference championship game, but still play for the national title only 2 years ago?  If anyone loses in the next couple weeks and Alabama wins, they'll go right back.  Does anyone see them dropping below 4 with how the votes go?

Please explain, logically, a scenario where if one of undefeated FSU (which WILL be ranked #1) or OSU (which should be ranked #2) loses that Alabama makes it in over the other to play the winner of Auburn/Missouri.

Go ahead.  I'm waiting to see how Alabama will jump an undefeated team to play for the title.
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College Football 2013 kickoff on: December 01, 2013, 04:06:40 AM
Yeah, that's not gonna happen.
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PS4/PS3/360/PC]Battlefield 4 on: November 29, 2013, 09:52:22 PM
No problem.  Seemed like a lot of effort to save $5!
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PS4/PS3/360/PC]Battlefield 4 on: November 29, 2013, 04:01:38 PM
Is saving $5 worth the time and effort to get the 360 version from Amazon and then ship it back to them before you can get the XBox One version when you can just buy that version now for $50?
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Job Promotion: What Would You Do? on: November 28, 2013, 04:49:39 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on November 27, 2013, 09:44:36 PM

52 (weeks) x4 (hours)=208 hrs.  52 days (1 extra day per week) x 10 hour shift= 520 hours, so 728 extra hours per year. (If you are an 8 hour workday person, that is equal to 91 extra days per year). If you look at it strictly on pay-per-hour, and factor in gas and drive time, I would be making less than I am now

Your math here is wrong - 728 extra hours per year would mean you're working 50 hours per week.  The 208 hours is the correct number in going from 36 (1872) to 40 (2080) - 2080 - 1872 = 208.  Remember, two of your hours go away on the first three days of every work week, where they're transferred to the extra day + 4 hours.
108  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Harry Reid Leaning Toward Filibuster Reform Vote This Week on: November 23, 2013, 06:42:34 PM
You'd think the Democrats could at least get a spell checker when touting what they've done.

109  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Black Friday 2013 thread - Gamestop! Amazon! Toys R Us! Target! and more! on: November 22, 2013, 05:45:02 AM
Just saw Ghost Recon Future Soldier on Amazon for $8.99 for the 360 version.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 21, 2013, 04:51:05 AM

Quote from: Hetz on November 21, 2013, 04:21:58 AM

Quote from: Lee on November 21, 2013, 02:35:31 AM

Ars Technica Xbox One review.

Bottom line: "Buy it if there are exclusives that appeal to you, not for the bells and whistles. Otherwise, save $100 and get a PS4."


/Thread

smile

That is basically what it boils down to. If you are in love with MS exclusives, then you should by all means get an Xbox.

If not, save yourself $100 and get the system that plays all of the other games better, the PS4.

Yep.  You're back to this:

111  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.
112  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.
113  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
114  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!
115  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.
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/04) on: November 04, 2013, 12:59:51 PM
Ghosts!
117  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....
118  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:

Quote
Seriously, both sides are guilty.  Give it a fucking rest already.
119  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.”
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men:Days Of Future Past on: October 30, 2013, 03:51:15 AM
ALL THE WIN.
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