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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does this email about changing my schedule at work look ok? on: August 01, 2012, 08:08:07 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 01, 2012, 07:48:55 PM

But what is the best way to approach a prick?  Maybe that is a question for a different type of forum. smile



It doesn't matter that he's a prick, at the end of the day, he's still your boss. You approach the situation the same as you would with a manager that isn't one - with respect. Explain your situation clearly, and most importantly, explain how this change will not affect your performance or quality.
82  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Chick-fi-a Today on: August 01, 2012, 08:03:22 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on August 01, 2012, 07:58:37 PM


If others want to support bigoted, narrow-minded views, then that's their prerogative.  It's also my prerogative to call them narrow-minded bigots. 

This.
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]The Shining.....Prequel? on: August 01, 2012, 07:17:47 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on August 01, 2012, 07:09:24 PM

I think they're going to entitle this "The Buffing."

I would think that'd be the pr0n parody.  eek
84  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Chick-fi-a Today on: August 01, 2012, 07:17:08 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 01, 2012, 07:01:40 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on August 01, 2012, 06:49:07 PM

It makes me nauseous.

Are you sure that's not just the Chick-fil-a?

Chick-fil-a is delicious. Their leaders' point-of-view and charitable contributions are appalling. I'll have to find my fill of deliciousness elsewhere.
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does this email about changing my schedule at work look ok? on: August 01, 2012, 07:14:48 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 01, 2012, 07:11:36 PM

All good points. 

This would be much easier if he wasn't sort of a prick to begin with ... or if I didn't have preconceived notions that he is a prick. smile

All the more reason to sit down with him and talk. If he is indeed a prick, he'd be more apt to deny your request if you approach it the wrong way.
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does this email about changing my schedule at work look ok? on: August 01, 2012, 06:50:58 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 01, 2012, 06:47:20 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 01, 2012, 06:21:07 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 01, 2012, 06:15:41 PM


Usually for something like this I would actually speak to the boss in person, rather than an email.


This. Once you have discussed it verbally, follow it up with an email to make sure that everything is in writing and you have a paper trail you can follow if anything changes in the future.

That is why I originally put it in email.  I like it in writing.  If he wants to say no I would like ti written down. 



Right, but this kind of thing is something that should be addressed in person first. You can always tell him that you're going to follow it up with an email for your records or something like that.
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: August 01, 2012, 06:49:04 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 01, 2012, 06:36:56 PM



Wow, if that's real, that's horrific.
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does this email about changing my schedule at work look ok? on: August 01, 2012, 06:21:07 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 01, 2012, 06:15:41 PM


Usually for something like this I would actually speak to the boss in person, rather than an email.


This. Once you have discussed it verbally, follow it up with an email to make sure that everything is in writing and you have a paper trail you can follow if anything changes in the future.
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Olympics 2012 - London on: August 01, 2012, 06:19:18 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 01, 2012, 06:13:17 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 01, 2012, 05:14:38 PM

The USA women's gymnastics team won gold for the 1st time since 1996, and Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time last night, having now earned 19 medals to date (15 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze).  But, he may not be done just yet.   thumbsup

Grats to the women's gymnastics team and Michael Phelps! Micheal is now the most decorated Olympian, but does this mean he is the greatest Olympian of all time so far? I'm not even remotely qualified to speculate who is the greatest, but IMHO the Olympians that compete in the decathalon, triathlon, or gymnastics seem to have a much harder events than swimming.

While I do agree that there are sports/competitions that may be more difficult than "just" swimming, is there another athlete out there that has dominated their sport so soundly as he has?
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] AMC's Hell on Wheels on: August 01, 2012, 05:24:11 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 01, 2012, 03:24:34 PM

I'm ready for the new season.  Bring it!

 thumbsup

11 days and counting!
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] AMC's Hell on Wheels on: August 01, 2012, 03:14:32 PM

Quote from: Scraper on August 01, 2012, 02:49:22 PM

Quote from: rickfc on July 31, 2012, 11:31:10 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 31, 2012, 11:24:50 PM

started watching this on Netflix.  not bad after two episodes, can't wait to see how they flesh out some of the characters.

Keep watching it. The characters on this show are amazing.

Yes they are, I love "The Swede".

Oh, yeah. I really cannot think of a character on this show that is weak and not fleshed out well.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] AMC's Hell on Wheels on: July 31, 2012, 11:31:10 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 31, 2012, 11:24:50 PM

started watching this on Netflix.  not bad after two episodes, can't wait to see how they flesh out some of the characters.

Keep watching it. The characters on this show are amazing.
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Animated]Batman:The Dark Knight Returns on: July 31, 2012, 08:58:05 PM
I'm not sold on his voice for Batman. I'm not looking for Christian Bale growl, but it reminds me of George Clooney making no attempt to mask his voice...
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: July 31, 2012, 02:16:45 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 28, 2012, 01:44:53 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 27, 2012, 11:34:19 PM

Happy Little Cloud with Bob Ross, from the same folks who did the Mister Rogers remix.

This made me genuinely happy.  smile

And sad at the same time. frown
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I used to run a winery... on: July 27, 2012, 01:28:51 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on July 26, 2012, 10:32:23 PM

Interview tomorrow! Excited and scared all at once. I'll keep you good people of GT posted!

Aw, you're not telling CeeKay about it?
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OS X Mountain Lion on: July 26, 2012, 03:29:07 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 26, 2012, 03:13:46 PM

Quote from: rickfc on July 26, 2012, 02:12:03 PM

I just did a side-by-side comparison with Chrome, and while Safari is much faster than prior to Mountain Lion, it didn't load pages any faster for me than Chrome. I think that once iOS 6 is released, it may give Chrome competition then.

Chrome has been troublesome lately, though. Any page with a hint of flash on it has has a high percentage of displaying blank. See this: http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/20/3173044/flash-and-chrome-for-mac-a-horrible-bitter-cocktail

It's been driving me nuts, and consequently, driving me away from Chrome. As I don't need to use dev tools nearly as much as I used to, my need for Chrome has diminished there as well.

Other than that, my side-by-side testing has Safari cleanly edging out Chrome in page load.

Weird, I haven't experienced that at all. And I would think you, of all people, would steer away from anything with Flash anyway. Tongue
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OS X Mountain Lion on: July 26, 2012, 02:12:03 PM
I just did a side-by-side comparison with Chrome, and while Safari is much faster than prior to Mountain Lion, it didn't load pages any faster for me than Chrome. I think that once iOS 6 is released, it may give Chrome competition then.
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OS X Mountain Lion on: July 26, 2012, 02:00:01 AM

Quote from: Crusis on July 26, 2012, 01:58:45 AM

Safari is freakishly fast. I think it's faster than Chrome. Love the new look as well. Finally, searching in the address bar. That used to annoy the hell out of me.

Need the check Safari out tomorrow fo sho'
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OS X Mountain Lion on: July 25, 2012, 04:33:55 PM
Just finished installing. Haven't really noticed anything too out of the ordinary except the notification center and the unified notes.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OS X Mountain Lion on: July 25, 2012, 03:47:32 PM
Anyone else upgrading today? My iMac is in the process of.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 14 Dead -50 Wounded on: July 25, 2012, 12:40:09 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on July 25, 2012, 12:13:25 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 24, 2012, 11:56:40 PM

Christian Bale snuck in and saw some victims of the shootings and the makeshift memorial.  Class act.

http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21147699/christian-bale-town-visiting-victims-shooting
I like this part in particular:
Quote
Voloch said Bale notified that he wanted to visit the injured, but asked that media not be notified. "He just wanted to meet with victims and police."
What's that saying? I forget the wording. Just sometimes it's more about what you do when there isn't a spotlight around.

I do hope victims - if they want to (I'm sure for some it might bring back bad memories) - get to see the entire movie, even if it's on DVD at home or at some screening room set up by Warner Bros or something.

That's nothing but class right there.  thumbsup
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Dark Knight Rises - Impressions start page 12 on: July 24, 2012, 03:24:32 PM

Quote from: msteelers on July 24, 2012, 02:27:59 PM

Quote from: farley2k on July 23, 2012, 03:57:01 PM

And the fight just didn't show anything which made me think "oh he is powerful" - well in the second fight he does punch cement and break it but that was awful late in the movie to convince me. 

I remember Bane doing several (little) things throughout the movie which hinted at just how strong he really was.

Spoiler for Hiden:
In the first scene he almost effortlessly breaks out of his handcuffs. They might have been zip-ties, but either way it was impressive. Later he crushed a guys neck with his hand, caught batman's punch, crushed his helmet, etc. etc.

It was enough that very early on in the movie I had the thought that this was the most "comic booky" of the trilogy, and Bane was way stronger than anyone else in the films. Batman has done some crazy things, but he also has a suit that allowed him to do some of those things, like bending a gun barrel in the first film.

This. Also, re: the second fight wanting Batman to use more strategy

Spoiler for Hiden:

He did. He went for the past, which he was told while imprisoned would incapacitate Bane due to the pain in which he'd be.

103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (personal text) How would you decipher this? on: July 24, 2012, 01:12:27 AM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on July 24, 2012, 01:08:29 AM

You could spend the rest of your life trying to decipher words like this.

Or you could just ask her out.


(Editor's note:  Mr. Fed's original draft said "Or you could just ask if she likes anal."  This seems more on-message and appropriate.

He could always just show her his penis. That usually works 1-2% of the time.
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (personal text) How would you decipher this? on: July 23, 2012, 04:15:17 PM

Quote from: jament on July 23, 2012, 03:54:29 PM


Ask her to clarify?  That's crazy - who wants to 'clarify' a comment that's supposed to make someone feel good? 


Yeah, I went back and thought this over, and I would just run with A. No need for clarification.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 14 Dead -50 Wounded on: July 22, 2012, 11:53:43 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on July 22, 2012, 06:29:51 AM

I stand corrected. Still seems odd to take a small child out that late, but I am not wise in the ways of parenting.

Many parents aren't wise in the ways of parenting. There was at least 1 baby and several too-young children at our show yesterday.  disgust
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Dark Knight Rises - Impressions start page 12 on: July 22, 2012, 01:36:35 AM
Amazing movie from beginning to end. I really don't understand some of the complaints about pacing and such with the movie. While Bane couldn't hold a candle to the Joker, I thought it was a perfect and fitting end to the trilogy. We're already making plans on seeing it at least once more, but likely more than that.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Dark Knight Rises - Impressions start page 12 on: July 21, 2012, 12:31:25 PM
Just had a Batman marathon last night. Later this afternoon, it's time for TDKR.
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (personal text) How would you decipher this? on: July 21, 2012, 12:28:19 PM

Quote from: Jiffy on July 21, 2012, 11:42:27 AM

A is what I'd go with as well.

Me too. Of course, I'd still ask her to clarify it when she returns.
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 14 Dead -50 Wounded on: July 20, 2012, 12:59:22 PM
I see stuff like this, and I fail to comprehend the things that must go through someone's head to commit such a horrible act.  tear
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Dark Knight Rises on: July 18, 2012, 03:33:32 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 18, 2012, 03:13:40 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on July 18, 2012, 03:11:57 AM

Fwiw, Ebert's review went 3/4 stars (he was more keen on the first 2 films' 4 stars each), though he seemed to love the latter part of the film. That was about his same rating for The Avengers so, maybe it's a good sign?  icon_smile

For some reason, I better remember seeing Batman Begins in a theater in July 2005. I had a late work night but didn't want to work until 11 p.m. to reach the midnight show. So I went to the theater earlier and caught a 9 p.m. show of Mr. and Mrs. Smith (which I quite enjoyed), but still had to loiter in the theater a good 45 minutes or so before midnight Batman Begins seating began. I remember there was soooo much applause at the end. And the final scenes with Gordon and Batman left it on such a promising note.

 I do wish they'd cast Maggie Glyenhaal as Rachel in BB though. I remember at the time being very annoyed by Katie Holmes' performance -- she just didn't seem up to par with the rest of that cast. Maybe Nolan can digitally paste her (Glyenhall's) face into BB at some point. He can ask George Lucas for tips on doing that! NOoOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!  icon_razz

For some reason, I don't quite remember seeing TDK as much even though I saw it three times. I just remember seeing it at the same mall I'm going to on Thursday for the trilogy. And I remember with the opening night midnight show, taking much care to park my car in the garage as close to mall's connector walkway to make sure I wasn't walking too far in a garage at 3 a.m. Still a concern this Thursday.  icon_smile

Thus endeth my nostaglic Batman blathering...

I'm not a big Katie Holmes fan (although that's improving with her recent ballsy move against Scientology), and I'm usually a big Maggie Gyllenaal fan, but I have to say I thought MG was really not great in the last one.  I thought KH did a better job.

I can't agree that Katie Holmes did a better job acting-wise ("Officer, let me through, I am an assistant DA" was her most laughable line), but I couldn't get over everyone fawning over Maggie Gyllenhaal, especially when the Joker says to her, "...and you are beautiful."

Much like Kirsten Dunst in Spider-Man, I thought the role of Rachel Daws could have been better cast.
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead moonwalk onto AMC for Season 3 on: July 18, 2012, 01:04:50 AM

Quote from: The Grue on July 12, 2012, 06:15:55 PM

Looks like Omnibus 1 is now showing as HD.  And 3.  But not 2.

Where are you guys finding the Omnibus(es?) in the app?? All I'm finding is the collections of like 6 issues in one.
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I got my black belt! And other assorted things! on: July 18, 2012, 12:27:32 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on July 16, 2012, 05:25:22 PM

While that's quite the accomplishment, you aren't a true badass until you can kick ass in jeans (see Ron beside you).   icon_wink

Congrats!

Jeans? Those are some stylish socks he's got on!
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hey, you know what show I miss? Whose Line Is It Anyway. on: July 18, 2012, 12:26:06 AM

Quote from: Eel Snave on July 18, 2012, 12:09:49 AM

I miss that show so very, very much. I just was watching a clip with Richard Simmons and laughed so hard I cried.

This. They tried doing something like Whose Line with most of the same cast, but it was terrible. There's a show on ABC called Give Me Your Life or something like that with some of the same cast that looks interesting. I have it on the DVR, but haven't gotten around to watching it yet.
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Smoke without smoking on: July 17, 2012, 06:14:21 PM

Quote from: Razgon on July 17, 2012, 05:07:01 PM

So, I've been off the cigarettes since january, but noticed something today that I'd forgotten about, but always been able to do. Its kinda like pressing up from the lungs for a short while, and then exhaling - it produces a little bit of what looks like smoke! Very very weird - I tried googling it but couldn't find anything.

The funny thing is, I've always been able to do it, but always put it down to having smoke in the lungs from smoking.

Anyone have any ideas what the heck it is?

I experienced that as well, but I have no idea what it is
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV] Doctor Who on: July 17, 2012, 03:47:11 PM
Okay, so after reading all the posts, comments, etc here and all over the interwebz, I want to know what all the fuzz is about? My question is, what's the best place to get started? I'm not really into the old 60's and 70's TV shows, so there's that to consider.

Rick
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hellboy 3? [movies] on: July 17, 2012, 01:31:13 PM

Quote from: Purge on July 17, 2012, 01:08:05 PM

IN!!

This.
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dirty Laundry: A Short Film by Thomas Jane on: July 17, 2012, 01:05:09 AM
That was so awesome. That last bit was totally unexpected.
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 2012 Health Improvement Thread on: July 16, 2012, 05:59:03 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on July 16, 2012, 05:21:02 PM


Man do I miss the gym.  And playing competitive sports.  And being able to swallow comfortably.  And being able to cough without almost passing out from the pain.  Fortunately I have yet to sneeze since surgery.   paranoid


 icon_lol That made me think of the first time I sneezed post hernia surgery. It felt like my intestines and testicles were fighting for a chance to breathe fresh air at the same time.
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 2012 Health Improvement Thread on: July 16, 2012, 03:25:15 PM
What are some of the supplements you take for your exercise routines and every day health? I'm looking to add some creatine to my daily diet, so recommendations for that are particularly interesting to me.
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman 3, aka Dark Knight Rising on: July 16, 2012, 02:31:21 PM
15 reviews counted, 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_dark_knight_rises/
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