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161  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / SOLD: Windows XP Home Edition - $10 shipped. on: September 15, 2012, 04:01:29 AM
Good for playing older games. Got the disc + manual + product key (of course).

162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] ... I'd never like to see again. on: September 15, 2012, 03:58:12 AM

Quote from: Rowdy on September 15, 2012, 12:16:18 AM

Quote from: Gratch on September 13, 2012, 02:04:44 PM

Serbian Film - glad I sat through it but I have no desire to watch it ever again.

I made the mistake of reading a summary of this film once after someone mentioned it as possibly the most horrific thing ever put on film.  Call me a wuss, but I was honestly really shaken simply by reading its summary on a Wiki page.  I can't imagine actually watching it.

I completely agree.  I regret even reading what the movie was about.  I was disturbed by the wiki summary for several days afterwards.  I do not understand why a movie like that should exist.

Jesus H. Christ. Just read the Wikipedia article.

Fuck no, I'm not going to ever watch that movie.
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Thor:The Dark World on: August 24, 2012, 02:18:55 AM
Natalie Portman's acting is shockingly bad in the first Thor. Surprised she'd return.
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: August 08, 2012, 06:18:19 PM
I didn't read the whole thread. That's why.
165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: August 08, 2012, 05:27:39 PM
Trilogy? I don't get it. The Hobbit was much shorter than any of the books in the LotR trilogy, and they did one movie per book.
166  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: WTB: Diablo II + Lord of Destruction on: August 08, 2012, 05:23:49 PM
No one?
167  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / WTB: Diablo II + Lord of Destruction on: August 06, 2012, 06:09:06 PM
I would like to play those classics. Anyone have a copy of both they would sell to me? Don't care whether it's Battle Chest or otherwise.
168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: August 02, 2012, 07:35:21 PM
Not involved? Good riddance!

I still doubt the clusterfuck that was Prometheus can be salvaged. But would be happy to be proven wrong.
169  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: In the market for a new laptop for pharmacy school... on: July 22, 2012, 05:00:38 AM
I just bought a laptop for school that can do everything you listed.

It was a $200 Dell laptop from 2007.

Not saying you should go that route, just saying that can be an option.
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: July 13, 2012, 11:17:54 PM
171  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: This forum no longer works with Tapatalk. - FIXED! on: July 10, 2012, 03:41:08 PM
Works great for me FWIW.
172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: July 08, 2012, 08:05:00 PM
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: July 08, 2012, 04:08:24 PM
The photos presented by the hive mind for Olivia Wilde is very disappointing.

Even though we've moved on, here's my contribution.

174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: July 04, 2012, 04:05:40 PM
175  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / [FREE] Thief II: The Metal Age - GONE on: July 04, 2012, 04:41:17 AM
Great game. Finally got around to beating it. Box + everything.

176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: July 04, 2012, 01:40:17 AM
Rickfc wins.

I'll be in my bunk.
177  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: iPad Smart Cover - black leather - $30 - works with the new iPad! on: July 04, 2012, 01:35:33 AM
lol, sold it months ago.
178  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / WTB: 3.5" SATA hard drive on: July 03, 2012, 03:41:45 PM
I need to replace a HDD in an iMac and need to buy a SATA 3.5" HDD. Nothing fancy, just something that works. Don't care about size. Only willing to pay $30 or less.
179  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: This forum no longer works with Tapatalk. on: June 26, 2012, 12:02:57 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on June 25, 2012, 04:06:51 AM

I've got a response from the Tapatalk folks - they are on the case.  smile

I am (tentatively) un-disappoint now.
180  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / This forum no longer works with Tapatalk. - FIXED! on: June 23, 2012, 06:27:19 PM
I am disappoint. Fix.
181  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).

182  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?
183  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.
184  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.
185  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.
186  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.

187  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.

188  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!
189  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.
190  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
191  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.
192  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.
193  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.
194  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).
195  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
196  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.
197  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.
198  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?
199  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.
200  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.
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