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161  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / WTB: laptop less than $200 on: June 22, 2012, 12:35:35 PM
 I'm looking for a laptop someone will be willing to sell to me for less than $200. It must be fully functional.

I don't care whether it's a Mac or PC, but it must be x86 (I.e no PPC Macs).

162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Advice for domain name for professional website/email? on: May 10, 2012, 01:13:07 AM
I'm a computer science major, and would like to put up my code online as a "portfolio" of sorts.

I'd also like to post my resume online and use the domain for my email for job seeking.

Do you have any advice regarding domain names? Would (mylastname).me be fine? ((mylastname).com is taken).

Also, any recommendations on domain registrar?
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: March 31, 2012, 04:01:42 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on March 31, 2012, 12:48:29 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on March 30, 2012, 08:03:32 PM

Hey, you can use an iPhone's 3G connection (tethering?) using a WiFi-only iPad, right? Of course right now I'm still using a 2004 Nokia brick phone so this question is strictly hypothetical. I just don't know anyone who's used one that way and can maybe speak to whether it works OK.

I think my Verizon Wireless contract renewal is approaching, and might be a good time to finally upgrade. God knows I waited long enough.  icon_redface

If you jailbreak it, or you pay the extra 20 or whatever plus a month for tethering which only gets you 2Gig if that.

5 GB, actually. Still a ripoff, though.
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: March 27, 2012, 02:22:54 AM

Quote from: TiLT on March 18, 2012, 07:05:59 PM

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess what's going on in this movie right here, right now:

Spoiler for Hiden:
An alien race (the space jockeys) is trying to exterminate all races it considers a potential threat to itself. A signal is sent across the universe to attract those races advanced enough to seek it out. Once they arrive, the aliens do something to obtain the location of their home planet (probably some kind of brain extraction) and then sends a warship laden with bioweapons in the form of xenomorphs to wipe out the entire planet. The crew on the ship sent to seek out the alien signal discovers the plan and desperately tries to stop the ship before it can reach Earth. In the end they deliberately free one of the xenomorphs, which kills the space jockey and crashes the ship on an unknown, barren planet. The survivors then head home and tell their story, which leads directly into Alien, where Weyland-Yutani is trying to rediscover the location of the planet where the ship crashed to obtain the xenomorph for themselves.

Any better theories? smile

Sounds like the gist, but what I don't get is why is the ship so decrepit (hence the nickname given to it) in Alien?

Quote from: TiLT on March 22, 2012, 06:28:49 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 22, 2012, 02:15:45 AM

Also, a question.  Is Ridley throwing out the Carl Bishop Weyland stuff?  Is Sir Peter Weyland the new canon?

I don't see a conflict between them. Carl Bishop Weyland could have been the founder of the company, and Peter Weyland one of his progeny.

If they boot the whole AVP thing out of canon, that'll be a good thing. A very good thing.
165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Taco Bell] Doritos Locos Tacos on: March 26, 2012, 10:13:35 PM

Quote from: corruptrelic on March 26, 2012, 03:41:29 AM

Got 3 of these tonight, much better than I was expecting. If you break a piece of the shell off it tastes like a dorito by itself. When you add all the other ingredients it does lose some of the dorito taste but I still noticed it.

Not sure it was worth 30 cents extra for a dorito taco shell, but definitely worth a try.

Broke my "never go to Taco Bell" rule today to grab 3 of those. I have to admit, it's not half-bad.
166  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / iPad Smart Cover - black leather - $30 - works with the new iPad! - SOLD on: March 25, 2012, 02:49:18 AM
Yep, the official Apple Smart Cover. Black leather. The newer version that Apple modified back in October. Older Smart Covers don't work with the new iPad (won't sleep/wake the iPad), but the newer ones will.

Not perfect condition, it has been used and has a few minor scratches, etc. But functions perfectly.

167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPad 3/HD on: March 25, 2012, 02:46:01 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on March 24, 2012, 11:57:39 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on March 24, 2012, 09:26:06 PM

This is my first tablet but I'm sure my PC laptop got hotter than my iPad, I have yet to play games for any length of time on it (come on Balders Gate) but videos haven't caused that much heat IMO.

If only you got an android tablet:

SkyLander smugly smirk as he Ctrl-V's the link into the text box of his little post. "Make him wish he hasn't bought an fruit product, that will!" he thought gleefully as he clicks the Post button.

What is unknown to him is, right within the very link he pasted into his post, is a tidbit that reveals that GemRB is compatible with iOS.

168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPad 3/HD on: March 22, 2012, 10:16:03 PM

Quote from: Gratch on March 22, 2012, 01:02:25 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 20, 2012, 11:29:20 PM

I use the smart cover only.  With my first gen one I didn't use anything.

I'm using a smart cover, but think I need to upgrade to something a little more sturdy.  I live in constant fear of dropping this thing on it's corner and seeing the screen shatter (like my iPhone did).

I'm using a Smart Cover ($20 for a red leather one on eBay, **** yeah!) and LOVE it.

I slip the iPad (with the Smart Cover) in my Incase sleeve that I bought for the original iPad. Works great!

Plus if I drop it, I get a new iPad for $50. Win!
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPad 3/HD on: March 07, 2012, 11:41:56 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on March 07, 2012, 09:32:32 PM

Do you guys think the Apple Care extended warranty stuff is worth bothering with?

I agonized over that question, too. I didn't have it for the original iPad and my iPhone 3GS. No problems with iPad, but wished I had it with the 3GS.

So I went ahead and got it for my iPhone 4S without question. The iPad? Was a hard one, but I said screw it and went ahead.

Might be a waste of money. Might be *very* glad I had it. Could go either way.
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPad 3/HD on: March 07, 2012, 04:22:49 PM
Unfortunately I have class during the announcement, so I'll come in and digest it after all is done. biggrin
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: let's talk tablets on: March 07, 2012, 03:44:05 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on March 07, 2012, 02:04:59 PM

Would anyone slap me if I started an iPad 3/HD thread, given today's upcoming event? So we can keep this thread more generally tablet-y in nature.

Another more weird rumor about possibly haptic-touch:
*Yes, of course, the mind quickly runs into the gutter about "creative" ways to use that.   drool icon_lol

I really, really doubt this.

But it's plausible, due to Apple's massive scalar muscles.

But nonetheless, I really doubt this. It'll be faster + retina display, that's it.

But I'll be pleasantly surprised if I'm wrong.
172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: let's talk tablets on: March 06, 2012, 12:29:15 AM
Dunno, with the iPad 1, I pre-ordered it so it was a stop-by-and-buy-it-at-1-PM-in-the-afternoon-along-with-a-lot-of-dashes thing.

For the iPhone 4S, I just showed up at a store at about 10 AM, got in the line and waited for maybe 20 minutes. Sipping free Starbucks coffee.
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: let's talk tablets on: March 05, 2012, 12:27:10 AM
Based on recent trends (the last year), I think it's likely that Apple will release the iPad 3 a week or two after the announcement, not months.

And unless you're talking about the screen, don't hold your breath on being blown away - aesthetically it (likely) will look almost exactly the same as the iPad 2.
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 'EngineNo9 Kicked Us Out of the Other Thread' Buffy/Angel Discussion Thread on: February 26, 2012, 06:54:06 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 26, 2012, 05:14:23 PM

They talked about Season 6 (which I just finished), about its darkness and how even Sarah felt a need to come to Joss and seek a change, feeling that she had 'lost the hero'. I thought it was too bad that no mention of 'Normal Life' came up, that one really stuck with me. I think we're past spoilers here, but just in case:
Spoiler for "Normal Life":
The question of which life is real, all of the crazy things going on in Sunnydale where she is a super-hero and saving the world or a poor sick girl stuck in an LA sanitorium, made for a great episode. After trying to kill her friends to "get better", when she chooses Sunnydale and says goodbye to her mom, they could have left it at that but no, they have to twist the knife by coming back to the sanitorium and showing a catatonic Buffy ("She's gone") before cutting to the credits. So now we the viewers, the fans, get to decide if any of it is real or just the fantasy life of an insane girl. paranoid
Off to season seven...

Shit, yeah, that episode disturbed the shit out of me, too.

BTW, any mention of returning to the Buffyverse? (And no I'm not talking about ***ing comics).
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Updated: Admitted to the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy! on: February 22, 2012, 05:15:34 PM
Congratulations. I admire you for the courage to basically reboot yourself and going back to school. I'm preparing to do the same, and if things don't get better for me by next year, I'll take the full plunge.

Again, congratulations! The hard part is ahead of your, though! smile
176  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Windows on Mac (VMWare Fusion) on: February 19, 2012, 06:24:32 PM
For the time being, Parallels beats VMWare.

But they fight it out every year, and the #1 award keeps switching hands.

Personally, I'm cheap and use VirtualBox. Works like a charm for me.
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Laptop: Apple or Windows on: February 19, 2012, 06:17:32 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on February 18, 2012, 06:57:54 PM

Quote from: Calavera on February 17, 2012, 07:38:49 PM

With all the talk about the resale value, I'm curious what the size of the secondary market is... With the rate of obsolescence in computers, it can't be that large...

Yeah, see, Macs kind of buck that trend.

While I know this isn't exactly unheard of in the PC world, the fact of the matter is that the machines are engineered to work very well with the software. OSX doesn't have to support a billion different hardware configurations like Windows or Linux does.

Every Apple laptop I've owned has worked exceptionally well for around 4-6 years, easy. Additionally, even older Macs are extremely capable when it comes to music and video editing and production.

Yep. My iMac is more than 3 years old now, and I was happy to see that it's still supported under Mountain Lion, which means I won't be upgrading for another year at least. Hoping I'd get 5 years out of this thing, which is looking likely. Well, unless the optical drive decides to die - again (died twice already - thank god for AppleCare).

More money for the iPad and iPhone! biggrin

Quote from: Crusis on February 19, 2012, 05:38:39 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 19, 2012, 04:58:46 PM

Hmmm...unless they have a very aggressive trade in plan, I still think I can hold out. 

My trade in plan last year was selling my iPad 2 for about $400 on Amazon before the iPad 2 came out. If the iPad3 indeed has the same size screen at a higher rez, I'll be doing the same thing.

Yep. Sell a month before, then buy the new one.

Though for me it was the original iPad this year (sold for $340). IMO, upgrading every year is silly.
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need advice/thoughts about IT career on: February 12, 2012, 04:34:40 AM

Quote from: Covenant on February 10, 2012, 01:20:42 PM

I got an associates in computer science and went right into the job market as a programmer. Started out on the low side of the salary scale, but now I'm doing great for myself and my family.

Sorry to take this thread slightly off-topic, but could you give me a tip or two? I'm also in community college working towards a A.S. in computer science (as a sort of a "plan B"). Ultimately I'll go into a 4-year university and get a B.S., but I'd like to get a job and work for a year or so to earn some money to pay towards school. How did you get a job right out of community college? Where did you look?
179  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FREE: Thief Gold + Aliens vs Predator (Gold Edition) on: February 07, 2012, 12:47:44 AM

Quote from: mirage775 on February 06, 2012, 11:05:21 PM

If they'll work with Windows 7, I'll take them  icon_biggrin

Sorry, both are taken.

I despair no longer.
180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: let's talk tablets on: February 04, 2012, 11:55:24 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 04, 2012, 11:07:37 PM

I think the Kindle Fire is actually a pretty good fit if you're mainly looking for movies, books and games.  Those are sort of it's strongest points (the weakest being browsing online or magazines on the smaller screen, IMO).  And it's relatively cheap compared to other tablets as well.  

It's a bit of a stretch to call gaming one of it's strong points.

But watching movies and reading books, yeah. It'll do the job decently enough.

But, shit, it's only $200. Just buy it, and if she finds she likes the tablet form factor and wants some more oomph, she can buy the iPad later down the road.
181  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FREE: Thief Gold + Aliens vs Predator (Gold Edition) on: February 04, 2012, 11:53:20 PM
Will anyone not take those even when they're free?

If not, I will despair at the state of gaming those days.

You don't want me to despair, right? So take those freebies and educate yourselves on a slice of what REAL gaming is all about!
182  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: WTB: Flash/Thumb/USB Drive. on: February 04, 2012, 02:31:21 AM

Quote from: ericb on February 03, 2012, 01:57:28 AM

You do realize that you can get one at Wal-Mart for around $5 (for a 2GB).  If I had a spare I'd drop it in the mail but I don't have any available anymore.

Yeah, I found a 8 GB one for $4.44 on Amazon.

So nevermind smile
183  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / nevermind on: February 02, 2012, 02:01:33 AM
Whatever you call 'em - flash drive, thumb drive, USB drive - I need one.

It needs to be cheap and reliable. I don't care what size it is - that free flash drive you got at the convention and never use? Toss one my way!

All I require is that it's working 100%. No flaky ones!

184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next Gen consoles to not allow used games? on: January 26, 2012, 10:24:31 PM
Then how would you play *old* games?

Oftentimes the only way to get and play a game is to buy it used.
185  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: (original) iPad, 16 GB Wi-Fi, in box, $290 shipped. LAST DAY! on: January 23, 2012, 03:03:47 AM
Yep it's still available, but act quickly - it's on eBay and I have a few offers. Would rather sell it here though!

BTW: $290 now includes case.
186  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: Thief Gold - $5 shipped on: January 18, 2012, 07:58:47 PM
187  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: (original) iPad, 16 GB Wi-Fi, in box, $290 shipped. LAST DAY! on: January 18, 2012, 03:53:59 PM
One final bump before I put this on eBay today.

I'm open to offers!

Offers? Oh yes fellas, I'm open to offers. I only want cash, but if you got them in the form of gift cards (Amazon, Apple, etc), I'm perfectly fine with taking them.
188  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: (original) iPad, 16 GB Wi-Fi Only w/ a case - $300 on: January 16, 2012, 11:04:02 PM
Oookay, trying the split approach.

$290 shipped for the iPad.

$9 for the case, if you want it.
189  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: (original) iPad, 16 GB Wi-Fi Only w/ a case - $300 on: January 11, 2012, 10:33:08 PM
Final price drop before putting it on eBay.

With the price drop, I'm asking that the buyer pay me via PayPal gift so I don't get dinged on the fees. I'm a reputable seller on here, and many will voucher for my trustworthiness.
190  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: (original) iPad, 16 GB Wi-Fi Only w/ a case - $325 shipped NOW WITH PHOTOS! on: January 10, 2012, 02:37:34 AM
Finally got around to adding photos.
191  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: (original) iPad, 16 GB Wi-Fi, in box, $290 shipped. SOLD! on: January 06, 2012, 06:09:13 PM
I'm looking to sell my iPad. It's the original generation 16 GB iPad, Wi-Fi only model. It's in excellent condition, with a few minor scratches and scuffs along the edges (on the aluminum). The glass is perfect.

It comes in the box with all the original packaging and accessories.

I'm also including a case (pictured below).

192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Ender's Game on: December 22, 2011, 09:39:47 PM

Quote from: McNutt on December 22, 2011, 09:23:45 PM

Awesome.  Ford is famous for making any movie he's in excellent. 

*cough*Indy 4*cough*

But I do admit he's the perfect fit for Colonel Graff.
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA/PSN] Trine 2 on: December 22, 2011, 12:16:22 AM
I bought the original on the Mac App Store on a whim when it was on sale.

Only to find out that it brings my 2008 iMac to its knees. I can barely play it at all.

Maybe someday when I get a new iMac I'll re-download it and give it a try.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GT iOS game tournament? on: December 19, 2011, 09:16:13 PM
True that - I absolutely crushed you the first game we played, then afterwards you won all the time 'til I gave up.
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GT iOS game tournament? on: December 19, 2011, 12:38:44 AM
Saw this on another forum and thought it could be fun.

How about we set up a double-elimination tournament here based around an online-based iOS game? We would have brackets, etc, and set deadlines for the opponents to face off against each other and post the results here.

The game could be Street Fighter IV Volt or Kard Combat or something like that. Something popular so that not too many of us would be forced to buy new games to participate slywink

What do you guys think?
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Your Top 5 Graphic Novels on: December 14, 2011, 10:27:58 PM
I'd like to dive into some good graphic novels.

Unfortunately the series mentioned here seems to be the "going forever and have dozens of writers" type.

I'm looking for a good, deep and *self-contained* graphic novel that has a beginning, middle and end. It's okay to be long (hey, I endured through all the Wheel of Time books so far!), but I want it to have a ending, and have one author behind it.

So... any recommendations?
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HP webOS! Pre 3! Veer! TouchPad!!! on: December 13, 2011, 04:17:01 AM

Quote from: corruptrelic on December 13, 2011, 02:56:21 AM

Was anyone able to pick one up from this out of nowhere Ebay $99 fire sale?

I found out about it at roughly 6:58pm EST by accident. Rushed to get on ebay and pulled up HP's page, they were still showing as $599.99 for the 32GB model. Put in 2 in the buy box, and kept refreshing until 700PM rolled around.
At 700pm - price drops to $149.99. Clicked buy it now. Page loads.. loads.. and loads some more. Then it times out. Hit back, hit 2, buy it now, unable to find item or this item no longer available for sale.
Pull up the 16GB model, enter 2, buy it now, it times out also.

Repeat again, 2 ebay pages pulled up, one for the 16GB and one for the 32GB - finally the 32GB goes through, takes me to the "You're not done.." yet page, click pay with paypal, then says sorry this item has sold out.

Needless to say this was a headache of an experience. I walked away empty handed despite the fact that I was there at 700PM on the dot. Hopefully someone else had better luck than I did as these touchpads go as fast as CeeKay through his BBW play toys.

Same exact experience here.

I wonder how *anyone* got through. It's a sham, I tell you.
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [WW] GTVille - The Next Generation - Doopri eaten - DAY THREE on: December 09, 2011, 10:30:30 PM
Yeah, if I'm you I'd totally vote for me.

But I'm not, so I'm telling you not to.
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [WW] GTVille - The Next Generation - Doopri eaten - DAY THREE on: December 09, 2011, 08:03:54 PM
I'm not a wolf. What more can I say?

You'll bring yourselves one more step to losing if you hang me. You guys have 3 more days to find the wolf (including this one). Don't waste it on me.

'Sides, would a wolf be so blatantly suspicious? You should see my other games here. I'm always suspicious, except when I'm a wolf.  icon_confused
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [WW] GTVille - The Next Generation - Doopri eaten - DAY THREE on: December 09, 2011, 02:56:48 AM
So... guess the hunter was either hung or eaten by the wolf(ves).
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