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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The 100 on: March 23, 2014, 12:02:01 PM
This show is terrible.  Its a patchwork cliche driven CW show for out of work 20 something models.  So yeah pretty much like every other new show theyve thrown at us.  The sad thing Ive found about the CW lately is that they are willing to go with some decent concepts but it always ends up being window dressing for agnsty pouty kids and never follows through with decent plots. I had to laugh when they had a pretty average looking guy in the show.... who got killed off rather quickly.  Sorry bub, youre just not pretty enough to survive, see ya!  Ive learned my lesson and unless the CW can prove they are willing to actually do something different, Im done with them.  After the gouge my eyes out badness of the Tomorrow People, followed up with this crap, yeah theyve gone too far.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Person of Interest - Season 3 starting on: March 20, 2014, 05:19:51 PM
Yep another excellent episode.  Good to see Root get a bigger role in things.  Root sums things up nicely 
Spoiler for Hiden:
Do you really want to see what happens when two gods go to war?
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [BBC]Sherlock on: March 11, 2014, 03:08:52 AM

Quote from: Kagath on March 11, 2014, 02:11:12 AM

Finally got a chance to watch all three of these the last couple days. Thoroughly enjoyed them all. Liked the humour they stuck in this series too. Can't wait for season 4 whenever that happens. Have they said anything about beyond that yet?

Both Cumberbatch and Freeman have stated that they want to continue making these as long as the BBC will let them.  Hopefully thats a really long time because Sherlock is one of the best TV series Ive ever watched.  Unfortunately for the series, both actors ( especially Cumberbatch ) are in very high demand these days so there may be a couple of years before the next season.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (TV/Film)Various Stephen King projects in the pipeline on: March 05, 2014, 05:03:31 AM

Quote from: TiLT on March 04, 2014, 10:00:48 PM

King doesn't always fizzle his endings though. I've not read a whole lot of him yet, having only finished the Dark Tower series and The Shining. While the former has the typical unsatisfying ending people tend to warn about, The Shining's ending is actually very good. In my opinion, better than the movie as well (and I feel that goes for the rest of the book too, though I know this isn't a very popular opinion).

While this is just my opinion, I thought the Dark Towers ending was good.  It actually ended pretty much how I had expected. I can see why people might find it unsatisfying but I felt it was the right ending.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need a restart. on: March 03, 2014, 09:29:20 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on March 03, 2014, 09:01:37 PM

Thanks for at least making me feel young.  Tongue Thinking of therapy. Just seems like every year goes by and nothing gets accomplished. I would love to get back to working in the field I adore. Quit smoking and never start again is up there on the list. Eat better, play more music, get into a new house etc. All seems so overwhelming.

The best thing to do when youre overwhelmed with the need for a ton of changes is to break things down into manageable bits.  The sum of all the things you want to do is overwhelming but instead of focusing on the big picture and all of those issues as a whole, make small changes.  Pick one issue and focus on that.  Once you have that handled, go on to the next.  Its like crossing a room and youre focused on doing it in one big leap.  You dont believe its possible to do so and that keeps you from even trying.  You just have to realize that you can easily cross that room one step at a time. No superhuman leap is required.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need a restart. on: March 03, 2014, 07:14:15 PM
Youre just a pup, dont worry, it gets worse!  Getting old is not for the weak or faint of heart.  Time is cruel and harsh and the infinite jest of it all, is when you finally have the experience and wisdom to actually get things right time has run down your body so much that it doesnt much matter. Your body hurts constantly with pain and your mind with regret.  Youth is wasted on the young, my friend, so enjoy it while you have it.    ninja
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I be flattered? on: February 25, 2014, 01:11:28 PM
Criminals are for the most part, stupid.  If hes still racking up cable bills at that address, then hes likely still there or someone who knows him is.
 An example of how stupid your common criminal can be?  I used to manage a pizza delivery place.  We sent out a driver to an address, that turned out to be fake and he was robbed for the pizza and his money.  We immediately called the police and after checking out the order the idiot placed, they traced back the phone number he used to place the order.  It was a land line at an address about a block away from where the robbery occurred.  The police went to that address and there was the fool eating the pizza with the drivers money bag sitting in plain sight on the table.  Yep, he used his own home phone number to call in the order.  Brilliant!
8  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Arizona passes controversial anti-gay bill on: February 24, 2014, 01:40:21 PM
The problem with beating down the beast called religious fundamentalism is that our constitution affords them very strong protections.  It makes any kind of control a real fine line.  They are very organized and very driven and that makes them powerful, politically.  Our politicians will get into bed with anyone who has power.
9  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Arizona passes controversial anti-gay bill on: February 23, 2014, 04:36:42 PM
Quote
In my life and in my businesses, if I don't want to do business or if I don't want to deal with a particular company or person or whatever, I'm not interested. That's America. That's freedom."

Uh no, thats not freedom, thats prejudice. 
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC]Heroes Reborn on: February 23, 2014, 02:04:44 PM
The first season of Heroes was pretty good and showed a lot of promise.  In season two, they didnt just jump the shark, they jumped an orca.  Ive never seen a show go from good to horrible so fast.  Hopefully they've learned from that. 
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2014 Offseason on: February 22, 2014, 06:14:00 PM
This is all about Harbaugh not getting top coach money and wanting to renegotiate his contract.  While I doubt there was any serious talks about him going to Cleveland, I wouldnt be surprised if the Browns, knowing he is unhappy about the money issue approached SF with a few ideas.  Basically a lot of smoke but no real fire.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: February 20, 2014, 03:56:18 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 19, 2014, 07:02:31 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 19, 2014, 06:02:12 PM

That's cool.  Not everyone has the same tastes.

Just watched the trailer again and busted out laughing when Pratt's character is doing the old "mechanical middle finger" trick.  The sign below the blurred box on the monitor reads, alternately, "Obscene Gesture Imminent" and "Obscene Gesture Alert!".   icon_lol

Yeah even though its an old one,i laughed at that when he was saying that he had no idea 'that machine' was going to do that


Again like most of you guys,i have next to no knowledge about this comic(is that guy from the 80s then?,with the mechanical finger and the walkman...or did i miss it telling me in the trailer?) but loving that the makers have the balls to do stuff like this and not stick to the usual stuff (at least I grew up with),so i'm quite excited to see how this turns out

Im pretty sure I read somewhere that "Star Lord"  was taken from Earth in the 1980's and that theres going to be a quite few 80's references.  Did you notice the similarity between the first scene and Raiders of the Lost Ark?  It was intentional.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bands You've Never Seen In Concert But Wish You Could/Had/Will on: February 19, 2014, 03:46:11 AM
This would probably top my bucket list of must see concerts...  Ive seen Pink Floyd and Ive seen Roger Waters (both more than once) but Ive never seen Pink Floyd with Roger Waters.  I would pay what ever they asked to see that show.
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bands You've Never Seen In Concert But Wish You Could/Had/Will on: February 18, 2014, 03:48:34 AM

Quote from: ATB on February 17, 2014, 06:16:19 PM

AC/DC is likely going to start recording a new album in May and will likely do a 40 city tour to celebrate 40 years as a band.  I haven't bought an AC/DC album since Razor's Edge in 1990...but I haven't ever seen them live.  I will have to find a way to see them if this tour comes together.


Saw DIO On tour with the scorpions and deep purple a few years back..not long after that he got cancer and sadly died from it.  It wasn't him in his prime, but at least I can say I saw him.

LOL I saw the thread title and was coming in to post about AC/DC.  I have seen over 250 live concerts, I absolutely live for the concert experience and Ive seen most of the big rock bands from The Allman Brothers to Zepplin but Ive never seen AC/DC.  They are right near the top of my concert bucket list.

My most recent cross offs was seeing The Wall, live.  While it wasnt Pink Floyd but Roger Waters, it was possibly the most amazing concert visually, I have ever seen.  If you get the chance to see it, do yourself a favor and do not hesitate.  Its worth every cent.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Ender's Game on: February 16, 2014, 07:09:29 PM
I get why some things were short in duration, like Battle School.  Basically time constraints.  The movie pushed 2 hours and it didnt contain a lot of fluff.  It was better than I expected and it definitely helps to have read the book because theres a lot of stuff especially social background stuff that doesnt get in. It would have been nice if they had expanded the movie into a duology and spent more time on Battle School and character development but one movie was a hard sell due to backlash against Card so investing in two just wasnt going to happen.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Soft drinks? on: February 16, 2014, 07:03:04 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 16, 2014, 01:01:46 PM

Kegerators aren't a good idea for people without willpower. I think there might be a name for that... icon_confused

I can keep hard alcohol or wine in my house and it can last months to a year. Beer, not so much. If I have it, I will drink it.

Back to seltzer, I found the Trader Joe's stuff, while dirt cheap, doesn't have the carbonation of the others I have tried. Perrier is easily my favorite so far, since it has the best natural tasting flavors to it. Not cheap though, probably ends up being as expensive as Canada Dry.

I really should check out to see if a Costco membership would be worth it, that could help keep me stocked for cheap.

A Costco membership is worth it regardless of the seltzer water.  If you have one close by, check it out.  The return policy alone is worth it.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 15, 2014, 05:23:09 PM
For the most part, the first is the best and Meta Critics is way harsher than IMDB though the trends are quite similar.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 15, 2014, 03:29:34 AM
Got my PC code today. Let them monster download while I was at work.  Get home looking forwards to checking this bad boy out and all servers are down.  Thanks, Obama!
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Star Wars Rebels on: February 13, 2014, 06:13:58 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 13, 2014, 04:39:30 PM

Quote from: Razgon on February 13, 2014, 04:07:03 PM

I'd totally watch a show with Hans Olo!

Ve are going to shoot [clap] you first.

He has a wookie partner named Franz?
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Star Wars Rebels on: February 13, 2014, 04:06:38 AM
Finally got a first look at Star Wars Rebels.  They put out a video regarding the lead character in the series.  The time frame is fairly unexplored for the Star Wars universe and could be interesting.

http://www.blastr.com/2014-2-11/1st-look-star-wars-rebels-cowboy-jedi-character-played-freddie-prinze-jr
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Amazon] The After on: February 09, 2014, 01:15:51 PM
Watched it last night.  It wasnt terrible but the pacing seemed off to me. Not sure what it was but it just seemed like it didnt flow well.  The premiere episode is mostly set up so hopefully it gets a decent run and has a chance to develop into something good. 
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Soft drinks? on: February 08, 2014, 06:07:46 PM
Heres a link to the report on the Coca Cola partnership with Green Mountain.  http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/02/07/green-mountain-booming-with-coca-cola-partnership-for-new-cold-drink-system/m24yzEzI4T8KnWtX6ZoFYP/story.html

I seriously wish I had some big piles of Green Mountain stock before the Coke investment.  Green Mountain shares jumped from  $21.22 to $102.10 on Thursday, when the news came out.  From the article it sounds like the Keurig Cold machine is a reality so hopefully we should see it on the market soon. 
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Soft drinks? on: February 08, 2014, 02:23:17 PM
Ill just chime in here on the soda stream machine.  It uses very expensive proprietary Co2 cartridges and does a fairly lame job of carbonating.  Mine sits unused now that the cartridge is out. They are a waste of money IMHO.  Hopefully the Keurig option pans out.
24  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: February 08, 2014, 03:27:02 AM

Quote from: Razgon on February 06, 2014, 10:39:16 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on February 06, 2014, 10:37:29 AM

Quote from: Razgon on February 06, 2014, 06:58:05 AM

Well, I honestly don't know how long you are under any kind of influence, but as long as its detectable in your system, you are liable to lose your license here in Denmark so..Don't do drugs and drive is the message :-)

It can stay more than 30 days in ones body. Fat cells tend to hold on to it. So, 24 days after partaking, you're still buzzed? Come on..

huh? Where did I say that? Since drugs in general aren't legal in Denmark, of course this is the rule. In actual testing, there are minimum limits of course, which, if the subject has lower than that, is considered to be a negative test.

Edit: I see its my last sentence in the previous post that causes the issue. No, I do not think that you are under the influence of a drug two weeks after you ingested it.

Youre not saying it Razgon but the law is implying it.  If thats not the case, then the law is simply punitive in nature.   
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jack Reacher is coming to the big screen. on: February 04, 2014, 06:01:08 PM

Quote from: gangeli on February 04, 2014, 04:08:51 PM

As a huge fan of the books, I pretty much decided that dwayne johnson (the rock)
would have been a perfect jack reacher. 

I think he could have led it to being a series of movies, instead of one and done like tom cruise.



It is not "one and done".  They are working in a sequel.  http://entertainment.time.com/2013/12/10/tom-cruise-developing-a-jack-reacher-sequel/
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Suggestions for a great mattress on: February 03, 2014, 05:53:55 PM
Several places have pressure point mesuring systems that can give you a good idea of firmness best suits your body type.  Basically I did learn that most people want ultra soft when they really need firmness.  Support is very important and a lot of peoples back pains are due to lack of proper support while sleeping.  A few years ago I was in the same boat as you.   I had a crappy Sealy and it was killing my back.  I ended up going with a very nice firm Stearns and Foster from Sears.  Its a Latex topped inner coil hybrid.  My back pain disappeared in about a week and Ive slept 1000% better since I changed.  As far as price, yeah dicker with them.  The mattress I bought listed at almost 4k but I bought it for $1750.  MSRP on mattresses is totally out of whack.  Best advice I can give you is to do your research and personally test out several model types and firmness types.  Also understand that while a firmer bed may feel harder than youre used to at first, you will become used to it and be better for the firmness.  Good luck in your search, I can honestly say that doing the work to buy the right mattress pays off big time.  Oh one last thing, mattress salesmen can be like used car salesman.  If you dont like the direction the guy is steering you or you feel he isnt working with you, walk away.  Theres tons of mattress stores out there, find a better and more helpful salesperson.  PS:  I went to Sears after checking out several other places.  They dont work on commission like most mattress salespeople and I found them very helpful, unlike those other places where the salesperson is motivated to get you sold and the move on to the next commission as quickly as possible.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [BBC]Sherlock on: January 28, 2014, 06:15:43 PM
Thats kind of how I felt about episode 2 as well, Bullwinkle.  The "mystery" wasnt great and the victim was telegraphed a mile away.  But the episode wasnt really about the mystery, that was just the filler.  The episode was about the dynamics of Holmes and Watson and the changes that are happening.  Sherlock is finding his humanity through John and I think thats what really is putting people off on the direction the series has taken this year.  I think the portrayal of Mary is fantastic.  She not only "gets" Sherlock, she completely understands John and Sherlocks relationship and its importance so well that she manages to play both of them at the same time.   I like what they are doing this season and in light of how last season ended I think its a better approach than just having them go back to the way things were.  I think that series 3 will likely benefit from multiple viewings, as theres a lot going on with the characters this time, far more than in the previous 2 series.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [BBC]Sherlock on: January 27, 2014, 05:15:19 AM
Episode 2 was definitely different.  I did like it but it had kind of a weird almost surrealistic pace and feel to it.  There was a good bit of humor in it and it did have one line that literally made me lol. It continues with the lighter tone they used in episode 1 so I fully expect the episode 3 to turn things on its head.  Ive seen a lot of mixed opinions on episode 3 ( just general impressions, spoiler free ) and theres a fair share of negativity about the episode itself.   Im interested to see for myself.  Sad to think the series is done after next week and theres no official word on future series.  Im pretty sure they plan for more but the real question is how long before they do them.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X : Legacy on: January 27, 2014, 01:20:41 AM
I almost bought this today.  Still up in the air because of Uplay and the bugs.  Still if you do a code giveaway. Im in!
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: January 25, 2014, 12:48:44 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on January 24, 2014, 08:01:01 PM


I
If (as some script rumors suggest, but they could be bupkus) in fact the film has Batman holding Superman accountable for the death and destruction of the first film, I think that's an intriguing take on things.

I hope they do go with this idea.  It would be a great way to resolve issues some fans had with the first film.  Myself, I didnt have a problem with what happened in Man Of Steel.  The stakes were high enough that Superman had to be willing to do what it took to stop Zod.  Still it would be nice to see some consequences for what happened and Batman invoking his "no kill" moral code would be an interesting way to approach the issue.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 23, 2014, 01:23:01 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 21, 2014, 05:41:15 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on January 21, 2014, 02:06:54 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 20, 2014, 06:03:03 PM



I cant help but laugh at this pic.  The look on the bird flippers face is priceless. 

Reminds me of:



Thats it!  Thats the face!
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 21, 2014, 02:06:54 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 20, 2014, 06:03:03 PM



I cant help but laugh at this pic.  The look on the bird flippers face is priceless. 
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [BBC]Sherlock on: January 20, 2014, 01:55:30 PM
I enjoyed episode one a lot.  It did have a bit of a lighter tone and it looks like they are letting Sherlock be a bit more human.  I liked Mary,  its good that they are playing her as a strong woman.  If I had one complaint at all, it did seem that they were trying to be a bit too clever and cheeky this episode.  I just dont want them to go too over the top and push this into the DR Who type of silliness, that Moffat is so fond of.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [BBC]Sherlock on: January 20, 2014, 01:44:05 AM
Advice to those DVring it, check your recording schedule.  It didnt show up on my recording schedule because the show is "officially" named Sherlock Series 3.  I had to re-schedule it or my dvr wouldnt have picked it up.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: January 19, 2014, 02:04:20 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 19, 2014, 01:43:29 AM

It comes back for one episode and then it's gone for another 3 weeks? I can see where that might work against building/keeping an audience.

The "origin of Skye" subplot was wearing out its welcome; I just didn't care. Now that we have her backstory I hope that the payoff is not equally long and drawn-out.

Not sure why but Ive noticed a number of shows are doing that this year.  Sleepy Hollow only has a few episodes left in its season and they'll be done. It seems like TV land has decided that there is no actual TV season any longer.  They just throw the shows at you when its convenient and hope you have a DVR I guess.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: January 18, 2014, 03:41:23 AM

Quote from: EddieA on January 17, 2014, 09:47:08 PM

I think the show has been really coming together in the past few episodes.  Initially, the lack of Marvel stuff was disappointing, but it's actually allowed them to start building an interesting world of their own.  Between their own creations like The Clairvoyant and Raina and the use of obscure Marvel villains like Graviton and Blizzard, the show is building its own world and I don't really mind not having the more well-known Marvel stuff.  If they can keep this up, and we eventually get the payoffs for all the things for which they're laying the groundwork, the show has the potential to be something really special.

That is pretty much how Ive viewed the entire series.  I think if people allow the show to be what the producers want it to be, instead of what they wanted it to be, they just may find a great show.  It really does look likes its building up a nice head of steam and I think its going to pay off, entertainment wise.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Doctor Strange on: January 14, 2014, 01:27:10 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 14, 2014, 08:04:24 AM


He would be a good choice as long as he plays the role straight.  He is heavily identified with the "Jack Sparrow" type role these days but he has the skill and it would be nice to see him go in a different direction.  Playing Dr. Strange just might be the perfect role for him.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [BBC]Sherlock on: January 14, 2014, 01:19:43 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 14, 2014, 08:20:04 AM

Quote from: JCC on January 13, 2014, 09:55:51 PM

I thought the series 3 finale was incredible. Awesome series overall (like the first two). Can't wait to pick up the blurays.

I enjoyed the series,but think Series 3 may have been the weakest



I havent seen it yet but I can understand why it might seem that way after season 2.  They really hit the big three in season 2 with Adler, Baskerville and Reichenbach as their inspirations. And while Baskerville was good stuff, the Adler and Reichenbach episodes were fantastic.  They set a pretty high bar last series.
39  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: January 14, 2014, 01:15:17 PM
I agree with pretty much all you said about sub based vs FTP. KD.  The reason I feel that this is headed for FTP, eventually is because I just dont see the average market sustaining a $15 per month game any longer.  For my self, frankly, if the content is advanced and maintained and you play the game a lot while subscribed, its worth the price.  Unfortunately, I think the price point is too high for the average gamer.  I would love to see a game come out and try to run a $5 per month subscription and do away with the vast majority of FTP conventions. Cosmetic micro transactions dont bother me a bit, they can make their extra cash there. like WoW does. A full featured quality game could likely maintain a $5 per month sub fee, remain financially viable and avoid the negatives of the FTP model. But for better or worse, it seems that the market had decided that the standard old school $15 per month is too much.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [BBC]Sherlock on: January 13, 2014, 01:17:18 PM
Last nite on PBS they showed a special called Sherlock Unbound. It was a pretty good documentary on the making of the series and showed how they tied in to the Doyle stories and paid homage to a lot of the film adaptations as well. It was interesting how they took a lot of dialog direct from the original stories and adapted it just slightly to fit the modern world. Moffat and Gattis explain a lot of their inspirations and there are interviews with most of the key actors including Moriarity and Adler. There are no spoilers for series 3 so its safe to watch if you havent caught it yet. Its first airing was last nite so its likely to air again soon.
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