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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]A Slight Trick of the Mind-McKellen as Sherlock Holmes on: September 07, 2013, 12:52:16 AM

Quote from: TiLT on September 06, 2013, 07:19:05 PM

The problem with that is that Moriarty is dead in the official canon. Sure, there's plenty of unofficial material that has resurrected him in one way or another, but I'd rather this movie ignored anything beyond Doyle's work (with the exception of the book this is based on, of course).

I clicked the "canon" text thinking it's a link to information about Sherlock Holmes canon (and hence Moriarty's fate in said canon).

But turns out it's an ad link for Canon.

Those ad links suck. I do not approve.  thumbsdown

EDIT: And for the record, the two links in my own post above is likewise an ad link, so don't bother clicking it either.
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Citizen, space combat simulation game (Chris Roberts' latest) on: September 07, 2013, 12:47:09 AM

Quote from: Greggy_D on September 06, 2013, 11:19:43 PM

Yeah....I'm not thrilled at all about the FPS portion.

That's the only reason this game sparked my interest. Imagine disabling a ship in space combat, docking your ship next to it to board, then taking control of your character in your own ship as you and crewmates board and attack the crew of the enemy ship and take it over.
43  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: [Brand New] MacBook Pro 15-inch: 2.4GHz with Retina display ME664LL/A PRICE DROP on: September 05, 2013, 05:17:54 PM

Quote from: Punisher on September 05, 2013, 04:51:43 PM

Not interested, but just curious... why did you buy it in the first place if you didn't want it?

Didn't buy it. Was a gift.
44  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / [Brand New] MacBook Pro 15-inch: 2.4GHz with Retina display ME664LL/A $1,749 on: September 03, 2013, 08:38:07 PM
Price dropped to match Amazon's. There, you pay tax. Here, you pay none!

Bought on August 10. Brand new, never opened, sealed and all.

Past the 14 days return window, so I had to sell it.

Model # ME664LL/A.

2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
8GB 1600MHz memory
256GB flash storage
Intel HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
Built-in battery (7 hours)

Hoping to recover as much as I can.

$1,749 shipped (PayPal Gift).
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [MOVIE] Scorpion King 4 on: September 03, 2013, 07:45:43 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on September 03, 2013, 07:02:17 PM

Hey, The Scorpion King has seized the imagination of audiences worldwide! Perhaps the audiences are watching the sequels to try to get it back.

46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: August 26, 2013, 10:13:08 PM
It's official; this movie is going to suck.

Why couldn't Warner be patient and do a clean, neat trilogy of Superman films like they did with Batman?

They can "reboot" afterwards and go crazy with Justice League stuff.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation 3 becomes even slimmer - 12 gig model coming to North America? on: August 18, 2013, 09:44:36 PM
$199. Not bad!

Though that can't touch the amazing PS2 Slim.
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: You're Not Drinking Enough Soda! on: August 18, 2013, 09:21:58 PM

Quote from: DarkEL on August 18, 2013, 08:24:20 PM

Yeah - I know...

Every now and then I'll reduce down to one a day but it never lasts.  I can't stand coffee so diet soda is my main source.

I'll have 1-2 cans or one bottle in the morning to help wake up. Usually at least a couple of glasses at lunch, then another 1-2 in the afternoon to make it through the afternoon. Then another couple of glasses with dinner. And sometimes one or two more at night while working.

And I thought when I drank a bottle a day for a year back in college was bad...

Nowadays I have 2-3 cans a week. A can is the perfect size for a serving for me -- a bottle is too much and I'd usually leave it 2/3 empty, and when I get around to finishing it, it's flat.

Cans FTW.

And screw all that diet/zero crap. Regular FTW. No carcinogens. 180 calories doesn't make a difference, at least for me.
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Metroid Prime 2] God! The Emperor Ing! How do I get this over with?! on: August 18, 2013, 04:43:04 PM
ARGH! I got all the friggin' upgrades, all tanks and all that shit. 100%.

I slew the Boost Guardian and the Spider Guardian with little problems.

But this, RIGHT before finishing the stupid thing, I'm completely stuck on the Emperor Ing.

Sometimes the tentacles would be above my head -- can you believe how SLOWLY Samus looks up?!

And once you get rid of those, a shielded orb thingy reveals itself. I'd try to shoot it with a Super Missile. I'd hit it IF I'M LUCKY, but mostly I'd miss. Then more tentacles would come out, and more damage would occur.

After a few cycles of this, I die.

Do I just completely suck at this game or what?

50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Have you ever beaten... Starcraft: Brood War? on: August 14, 2013, 03:45:54 PM
It's notorious for being very hard, yet it's made by Blizzard and an official part of the Starcraft franchise, so many people *HAVE* played it.

A majority of them cried uncle, however. So I expect that bar to be longer than the others above.
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Social vices - do they limit you? on: August 10, 2013, 03:44:45 AM
Don't smoke. Do drink. Don't feel limited.
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How common (in the U.S.) was your name in the year you were born? on: August 10, 2013, 03:34:27 AM
33,141 males with my name that year.

And 6 females. *shrug*
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: August 04, 2013, 08:25:36 PM
Stargate is now on instant.

Jus' sayin'.
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: August 04, 2013, 02:26:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 03, 2013, 10:42:11 PM

they are looking for an actor who is 40ish to play Bats.

please don't let it be Ryan Gosling, I can't stand his dopey look.

Gosling, 40ish? Not even.
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you beaten a Metal Gear game? on: August 02, 2013, 09:59:43 PM
I've beaten:

Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GameCube)
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game has begun (again)! on: July 31, 2013, 02:03:14 PM
Oh drat!

Oh, forgot to tell you guys, I'm the seer. A little too late now, eh?

Ciao guys!
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game has begun (again)! on: July 30, 2013, 02:43:57 PM
Here's a deal: you back off voting for me today, I get to eat one of you guys tonight, then tomorrow you can hang me if you want!

How about it?
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Y''all remember this guy. on: July 30, 2013, 01:30:55 AM
I was rooting around in the rabbit hole of the internet when I stumbled upon this;

Remember him? I lol'd because I was there.
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Did you beat....Final Fantasy VII? on: July 30, 2013, 01:14:13 AM
Yup, this is the first "Did you beat..." thread I can say yes to.

I did indeed whup that white-haired sissy' arse up and down the Lifestream.

Levels ranging from the 80's and 90's, Knights of the Round and that Materia that allows you to hit back four-fold with a spell. One for each member of my party.

I sit there. Sephiroth attacks all of my party at once. Sephiroth dies.

Yes, I sunk hours and hours and hours into that game.
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game has begun (again)! on: July 30, 2013, 01:09:39 AM
y u guise hurts my feels n vote 4 me?

I wants 2 eat 1 of u 2nite b4 I die!

Cum on guise!
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game has begun (again)! on: July 29, 2013, 10:03:08 PM
I now have the most votes?


Switching to envy24 for non-participation.
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fight Club getting a sequel on: July 28, 2013, 12:13:36 AM
Huh? So they blow up a city, then all the sudden Jack and Maria are married with children in a suburb?
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game has begun (again)! on: July 28, 2013, 12:12:19 AM

Quote from: Qantaga on July 27, 2013, 02:55:40 PM

Now, we have five players with one vote.
SC and purge have moved off each other to triggercut their secondary accusers.
Knowing that we only have two misses makes this a more crucial Day 1 lynch than usual.
Based on the small sample size, ravenvii's vote seemed the most wolfish.

Wolf, me? *HOWL*

I mean *GASP* I'm a human! How dare you!
64  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Deus Ex. Free. on: July 26, 2013, 01:49:17 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 22, 2013, 04:00:54 AM

With the Steam sale, I imagine a lot of people picked it up digitally.  *shrug*

But, but, but who doesn't like SURPRISES???
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game has begun (again)! on: July 26, 2013, 12:15:44 AM

Quote from: stessier on July 25, 2013, 11:44:26 PM

So why are people looking beyond Purge and Soulchilde?  They are the vote leaders - what more can you ask for?

Why are you?
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game has begun (again)! on: July 24, 2013, 10:05:18 PM

67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game has begun (again)! on: July 23, 2013, 02:51:36 PM

Quote from: Moliere on July 23, 2013, 02:19:54 PM

See the modified rules (no Alpha wolf, Undertaker, or Sorcerer).

With 8 players what constitutes a majority vote?

5 votes.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game has begun! on: July 22, 2013, 09:41:52 PM
There's only two non-specials in this game.

69  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Deus Ex. Free. on: July 22, 2013, 03:18:25 AM
No one?

It's Deus Ex!
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Man of Steel 2, or whatever they will call the next Superman movie on: July 22, 2013, 02:24:41 AM
I hate all this "DC Universe" thing.

Batman should be its own universe. Superman should be it's own universe.

I know comic book buffs will come swarming saying that Bats and Supes has been in one universe (almost) all along, but I don't give a shit; I don't read comics.
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Pacific Rim on: July 18, 2013, 02:48:42 AM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on July 15, 2013, 02:14:07 PM

Quote from: Purge on July 14, 2013, 04:40:38 AM

Just saw it today and thought it was awesome.  Some small criticisms, but overall it's the best kaiju movie in a long time.  Some cheesy bits but overall was still a great ride.  I can't wait for the flood of copy kaiju movies.  biggrin

Here you go!

Uh... for an Asylum movie, that actually has pretty decent CGI.  saywhat
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game? on: July 17, 2013, 08:53:41 PM
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Ender's Game on: July 13, 2013, 12:36:32 AM

Quote from: Scraper on July 11, 2013, 04:31:08 PM

Quote from: Razgon on July 11, 2013, 04:08:42 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 11, 2013, 02:18:59 PM

What were they called in your version of the book?

"Summere", which basically means buzzers, as in the noise insects make.

And I actually though it was common knowledge what a bugger means, but I guess thats a UK thing mostly, and not as widespread in the states.

Nope, but when I read the book with the name bugger in it I just assumed it was because they looked like bugs.

74  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you have a will? on: July 11, 2013, 02:37:50 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on July 10, 2013, 10:40:10 PM

I don't, and I really should. I assume that everything automatically passes to my wife (and vice versa), but if we should die together I fear that lawyers and the state would take what little we have...or, worse, it would go to my brother in law. My nephews and niece are beneficiaries to our retirement accounts, which are our only real assets, but our house and cars are worth at least something and there is no obvious heir to those.

So where do you get a legally binding will for free or dirt cheap, preferably without actually having to deal with a lawyer?

Depends on the state, but in California and New York, you can just write one yourself and sign it. Even better if you have a neutral witness sign it as well (make sure the witness is NOT mentioned in the will itself). Then put it in a safe, known, place.

There's templates online you can peruse for the language to use and so forth.

For a simple will (as your seems to be), there's no real reason to get an attorney to do it for you.

Source: I'm an attorney*.

*This is unsolicited advice, no client-attorney relationship in any shape or form was created with this post. slywink
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Total Time Logged in on: July 07, 2013, 04:26:29 AM
21 days, 19 hours and 49 minutes
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Man of Steel 2, or whatever they will call the next Superman movie on: July 05, 2013, 07:55:31 PM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on July 05, 2013, 02:19:12 AM

I do wonder what they'll name it. If they go with Superman "titles," then there's "Man of Tomorrow" and "Last Son of Krypton", which might have made more sense for this one. Or could, perhaps, the biggest film of 2016 be called "The Big Blue Boy Scout"?

Last Son of Krypton... not bad.

I feel like they should've held the Man of Steel title for the second (and hopefully best) film, to align with the Dark Knight. But dunno, maybe they'll pull out a cooler title.
77  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Deus Ex. Gone. on: July 03, 2013, 10:44:25 PM
Deus Ex.

78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Man of Steel 2, or whatever they will call the next Superman movie on: July 01, 2013, 11:28:04 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 01, 2013, 09:00:43 PM

Man of Steel 2:  The Steelening
Man of Steel 3:  So Many Necks, So Little Time
Man of Steel 4:  Electric Boogalooo
Man of Steel 5:  Vegas Vacation
Man of Steel 6:  Steel Harder

79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Superman: Man of Steel on: June 27, 2013, 07:33:23 PM
Dunno about you guys, but I saw the movie and enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to where they'll take this.

I like the serious/dark take on Superman. The only thing I didn't like in the movie was the Jor-El AI. Why is it even in there, and how was it there 2,000 (or however long it was) years before Baby Supes arrived?
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter] ARAIG: As Real As It Gets on: June 04, 2013, 01:20:15 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 03, 2013, 06:45:44 PM

damn, imagine this coupled with the Occulus.....

... and porn.
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