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by masteen
March 31, 2020, 1:30 am
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Star Wars IX: Rise of Skywalker (spoiler free)
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Star Wars IX: Rise of Skywalker (spoiler free)

9 at least had the good grace to be less boring than 8. The writing was garbage, clearly trying to fanservice their way passed the horrible mess that TLJ left, but it was just so blatant. ONE MILLION STAR DESTROYERS VS ONE BILLION TRASH CAN FLEET. I'm sorry, Lando, you deserved better. I'm still pis...
by masteen
March 31, 2020, 1:19 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

So I now live in Wichita, KS. The 'Rona is not too bad here, despite the fact that our state goobermint was slow to react; being a small, non-tourist orientated state played in our favor. I'm in I.T., classed as essential, so I'm still working, but thankfully we've been allowed to work from home sin...
by masteen
October 7, 2014, 7:49 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 8.7 Million Species on earth + or - 1.3 Million
Replies: 7
Views: 3132

Re: 8.7 Million Species on earth + or - 1.3 Million

Persistence of memory makes us pretty special among the critters of the Earth, and has the potential to make us even more special. We're still in the infancy of our civilization and science. We still squabble like monkeys and don't have a perfect grasp of the photon dance that comprises 99% of our d...
by masteen
October 7, 2014, 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh the PAIN!
Replies: 43
Views: 14410

Re: Oh the PAIN!

Probably not the rest of your life. At the rate neural regeneration and machine miniaturization are proceeding, you'll be a prime guinea pig candidate for nerve regeneration therapy.
by masteen
March 7, 2014, 2:05 pm
Forum: World of Warcraft
Topic: What Does Mists of Pandaria offer?
Replies: 116
Views: 29904

Re: What Does Mists of Pandaria offer?

As a recently reactivated player, I'll make a list of the things MoP added: 1. A functional and robust LFG system for dungeons, with a gear check barrier to Heroics/Raids that keeps out the asslings who've put absolutely zero effort beyond getting to 90. 2. Flex raids, for people that can't schedule...
by masteen
March 7, 2014, 1:50 pm
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Guardians of the Galaxy
Replies: 31
Views: 7078

Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

I was sold by the first pic of Zoe Saldana in green body paint.
by masteen
March 7, 2014, 1:43 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: EVE Online?
Replies: 205
Views: 45841

Re: EVE Online?

I'm still playing. The velvet cocoon of Goon space communism makes this game so much more tolerable. We're so rich that they just doubled reimbursement for ALL ships lost in PVP in our active areas (which is pretty much the entire galactic north and west). The original amount was already above repla...
by masteen
February 6, 2014, 5:49 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: NFL 2013
Replies: 64
Views: 21989

Re: NFL 2013

Denver's defense needs major speed upgrades if they're going to seriously compete with the Seahawks and 69ers. The AFC as a whole has a huge task before them, because right now the difference between the top NFC and top AFC defenses is huge, and without passing through a hotter regular season crucib...
by masteen
November 4, 2013, 2:54 pm
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
Replies: 44
Views: 9783

Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)

This would also be a great place to test out completely new heroes. I think this show has tons of potential, and I also think it won't get a second season.
by masteen
November 4, 2013, 2:48 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: Grand Theft Auto V
Replies: 31
Views: 4026

Re: Grand Theft Auto V

Late to the party, but how can anyone hate Trevor? He's my favorite vidya game character in years.
by masteen
August 16, 2013, 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got married!
Replies: 22
Views: 7111

Re: I got married!

Grats!

Reminds me of the old days of /yell Ding! :lol:
by masteen
June 2, 2013, 5:42 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Chart of the Day
Replies: 123
Views: 33934

Re: Chart of the Day

Bubba Grizz wrote:then to get the meat fix people will resort to canibalism rather than grow food.
That tasty, tasty long pig.
by masteen
June 2, 2013, 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Soon" vegans will have no excuse!
Replies: 157
Views: 41253

Re: "Soon" vegans will have no excuse!

As long as it tastes good, i don't really care how my bacon is grown.
by masteen
May 22, 2013, 12:31 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Chart of the Day
Replies: 123
Views: 33934

Re: Chart of the Day

Winnow wrote:Image

Number of racial and homophobic tweets in the US
South Carolina is so backwards they look progressive.
by masteen
May 6, 2013, 11:31 am
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: EVE Online?
Replies: 205
Views: 45841

Re: EVE Online?

L2CLOAK noob.
by masteen
May 3, 2013, 3:45 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: Torchlight 2
Replies: 18
Views: 2823

Re: Torchlight 2

This game is fun as hell. Best Diablo successor yet. Rather than trying to become the next Korean esport or redefine the genre, it is what it is.
by masteen
May 1, 2013, 7:46 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Anne Frank, pron slut?
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Anne Frank, pron slut?

Michigan again. In what kind of milquetoast existence does Anne Frank's diary in any way approach pornographic? The section she's complaining about reads more like an anatomy text than Shades of Grey. http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/22056965/northvillle-mother-files-complaint-about-passages-in-the...
by masteen
April 29, 2013, 10:10 am
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: EVE Online?
Replies: 205
Views: 45841

Re: EVE Online?

Do you know about jump clones, and how they can be used to keep your expensive implants safe?
by masteen
April 25, 2013, 9:03 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: EVE Online?
Replies: 205
Views: 45841

Re: EVE Online?

I've deployed from one end of the galaxy to the other, had just about every ship I've ever flown shot out from under me, brawled, welped, ganked, camped, hot-dropped... It's like we're not even playing the same game. I don't think there is a more complimentary thing that can be said about this sandb...
by masteen
April 22, 2013, 4:16 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: EVE Online?
Replies: 205
Views: 45841

Re: EVE Online?

There is no insurance payout for Concordouken. We are being reimbursed by the alliance finance team.
by masteen
April 22, 2013, 4:08 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Lenovo Y500
Replies: 7
Views: 1606

Re: Lenovo Y500

My last job was a Lenovo shop, and, aside from this one laptop that was just plain twitchy, the IBM/Lenovo machines were decent performing but really shined in how hard to break they were. Their desktops were troopers. Some of them had been under teller stations for years, untouched until we had to ...
by masteen
April 22, 2013, 4:03 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Official Windows 8 Blows Thread
Replies: 289
Views: 69927

Re: Official Windows 8 Blows Thread

Yeah, the iPhone is an ongoing disaster. :roll:
by masteen
April 22, 2013, 2:35 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: EVE Online?
Replies: 205
Views: 45841

Re: EVE Online?

http://eve-kill.net/?a=pilot_detail&view=kills&plt_id=1622529&m=4&y=2013 http://eve-kill.net/?a=pilot_detail&view=kills&plt_id=1414699&m=4&y=2013 I don't know which scrublord you were watching, but of the 18 ganks I was part of, only two were flubbed. Both of which were finished off by TEST, so it's...
by masteen
April 19, 2013, 6:34 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: EVE Online?
Replies: 205
Views: 45841

Re: EVE Online?

FYI, we're burning Jita this weekend, so if you're thinking about moving that freighter full of swag to market, you might want to think about Amarr or Doodixie.
by masteen
April 19, 2013, 9:23 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: CISPA is back
Replies: 6
Views: 1521

CISPA is back

Thanks a lot Sylvus. This jackhole Rogers from Michigan is a fine example of what's wrong with the federal government.
by masteen
April 5, 2013, 5:34 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US oil, gas boom
Replies: 68
Views: 13562

Re: US oil, gas boom

The fact is that petroleum is nasty, dangerous stuff that we should not be using for daily necessities if at all avoidable. But all this costs money and will cut into corporate profits, so it has absolutely no chance of happening. Because Congress is full of short-term thinkers who don't give two fu...
by masteen
April 5, 2013, 5:08 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: NFL 2013
Replies: 64
Views: 21989

Re: NFL 2013

So the fish let their only good offensive lineman walk out the free-agent door. Miami has, without a doubt, the worst front office in all of football. I simply do not understand how a major-market team can suck so consistently for so long. They're like the anti-Packers.
by masteen
March 27, 2013, 12:23 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: So I started my 401(k)
Replies: 18
Views: 3201

Re: So I started my 401(k)

Index funds are generally divided into 3 categories by market cap. These funds strive to sample a representative range of companies in each cap class. There is an assload more that could be said, but all that's really relevant is that they are an easy tool to use to keep your investment earning mark...
by masteen
March 27, 2013, 12:02 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
Replies: 19
Views: 3471

Re: Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)

I don't use Windows 8 at home because it isn't faster than 7 in any way that matters to me. In fact, it's still slower in most games. I don't use it at work because none of our core programs have been "appified" to work with tablets, so the only thing upgrading would gain us short term is having to ...
by masteen
March 25, 2013, 1:02 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: So I started my 401(k)
Replies: 18
Views: 3201

Re: So I started my 401(k)

Get the fuck out of those "targeted date" funds, and put your shit into a real index fund. Those fucking funds are scams which usually trail upswings, lead downturns and seldom result in better-market-average returns.
by masteen
March 25, 2013, 1:00 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: ***Spoiler Alert*** NFL 2012
Replies: 115
Views: 36324

Re: ***Spoiler Alert*** NFL 2012

Great, another rule clearly written by lawyers (full of details and minutiae) that's supposed to be enforced by half-trained geriatrics watching armored freaks collide with each other at speeds most humans can't even comprehend.
by masteen
March 20, 2013, 1:59 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: EVE Online?
Replies: 205
Views: 45841

Re: EVE Online?

Unless you've got a hard-on to fly Interdictors, you can skip Destroyers completely. Once you can operate a cruiser/BC, there is no reason at all to fly a Dest.

Unless you're spacepoor. :twisted:
by masteen
March 19, 2013, 11:56 pm
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Kick Ass 2 Redband Trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 1909

Re: Kick Ass 2 Redband Trailer

I have a huge and barely-legal-even-in-my-redneck-home-state crush on Chloe Moretz, and love watching girls kick ass.
by masteen
March 13, 2013, 8:04 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: SimCity 5
Replies: 23
Views: 2994

Re: SimCity 5

M$ might be able to get away with it because the xboxen are so used to shelling out for live gold to get shit that really should be free, and they already have some infrastructure in place. In all honesty, I would be less unhappy paying them for gold if it meant I didn't have to get off my ass to sw...
by masteen
February 22, 2013, 1:38 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: EVE Online?
Replies: 205
Views: 45841

Re: EVE Online?

There's a corp called Brave Newbies which is basically running around doing crazy things with smaller ships if you want to get a taste of what's going on - but they are creating their own meta game within the sandbox environment. http://community.eveonline.com/devblog.asp?a=blog&nbid=74260 Honestly...
by masteen
February 20, 2013, 2:11 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: EVE Online?
Replies: 205
Views: 45841

Re: EVE Online?

You only need racial Cruiser III + BC V to get the equivalent racial BC V. Same ratio applies for Destroyer. I'll have my main set with BC V and all racial cruiser III in 2 weeks, and my low SP alt will have Destroyer V and all racial Frigates to III a week after that. I'm leaving my third alt as a ...
by masteen
February 15, 2013, 6:22 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Obamacare!
Replies: 188
Views: 45707

Re: Obamacare!

Avestan wrote:Dude, read the next sentence - the 2.45 and 2.6 pretend the prefunding did not exist. That was the entire point of what I wrote. The loss is $15 billion with the prefunding. There is no scenario with a profitable USPS. None. Clear?
Since when do we expect public services to be profitable?
by masteen
February 15, 2013, 6:10 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: EVE Online?
Replies: 205
Views: 45841

Re: EVE Online?

Ah missions. I think the Tengu is still king of those sort of things. One of the benefits of holding nullsec is having a fixed flavor of valuable rat means never having to do missions.
by masteen
February 15, 2013, 1:12 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: EVE Online?
Replies: 205
Views: 45841

Re: EVE Online?

Heavy missiles took it in the ass last patch. All the stubborn Tenguboys in the swarm have moved to Heavy Assault Missiles, but honestly, there are so many better ships for ratting now, unless you simply MUST have the ability to pick and choose your damage type on the fly.
by masteen
February 8, 2013, 5:51 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: ***Spoiler Alert*** NFL 2012
Replies: 115
Views: 36324

Re: ***Spoiler Alert*** NFL 2012

Canelek wrote:Perhaps he saved his blood-soaked suit for its magical properties after all...
It was Primabol Jesus!
by masteen
February 7, 2013, 6:44 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: ***Spoiler Alert*** NFL 2012
Replies: 115
Views: 36324

Re: ***Spoiler Alert*** NFL 2012

I was hoping for the Niners, mainly because they dared to run an offensive system not centered around a statue with a quick release. Nothing against guys like Manning or Brady, but there are far less than 30 of them, yet the statistical geniouses in NFL offices can't seem to grasp that simple concep...
by masteen
January 24, 2013, 2:48 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: So, Lance Armstrong
Replies: 33
Views: 6278

Re: So, Lance Armstrong

Leonaerd wrote:A lot of people would agree with that, but then you have to draw a new line: Should / will college athletes dope? High school?
College? Fuck yeah, that's the prime juicing years. High school? Not so much.
by masteen
January 24, 2013, 2:44 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: ***Spoiler Alert*** NFL 2012
Replies: 115
Views: 36324

Re: ***Spoiler Alert*** NFL 2012

Remember like 5 years ago when Meatchicken picked DickRod for their new HBC over Jim Harbaugh?

Good times!
by masteen
January 23, 2013, 11:04 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: So, Lance Armstrong
Replies: 33
Views: 6278

Re: So, Lance Armstrong

We should just allow all the roids and shit in every pro sport. There's nothing natural about engineered diets to support 10 hours of daily training, so why draw the line there? Juice up, get huge and face off against other juiced roid monsters for my entertainment.
by masteen
January 8, 2013, 11:14 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: EVE Online?
Replies: 205
Views: 45841

Re: EVE Online?

Mining in eve is just awful. In fact, a lot of this game is terrible. Thankfully, I got in to a group of filthy space communists when I started again this past summer, and was handed all the skillbooks and isk I'd need to get going, as well as stacks of fit frigates which I was encouraged to turn in...
by masteen
January 8, 2013, 10:55 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: CT Shooting: 26 dead - 20 kindergarten kids 6 adults
Replies: 248
Views: 34761

Re: CT Shooting: 26 dead - 20 kindergarten kids 6 adults

Law requires more skill assessments for driving a car than operating a gun. That makes no sense to me, and the need for such is explicitly noted in the 2nd.
by masteen
January 2, 2013, 3:16 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: ***Spoiler Alert*** NFL 2012
Replies: 115
Views: 36324

Re: ***Spoiler Alert*** NFL 2012

The Steelers problem is that Polamalu isn't 25 anymore, and their scheme is very dependent on safety clean-up when a blitz doesn't quite work as intended. Also, they need to keep drafting linemen on both sides. At least we can look at their drafts the past couple years and see that the front office ...
by masteen
December 4, 2012, 9:00 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: College Football 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 6523

Re: College Football 2012

Nick Saban is going to introduce the Irish to "The Process." Hint: the process first kills all the joy in your soul.
by masteen
November 28, 2012, 10:12 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: College Football 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 6523

Re: College Football 2012

Well, I am conflicted. I think 'Bama and/or UGA would prison rape OSU, but I really do think we can hang with and beat ND just because of the history of the two schools. I don't necessarily think that OSU is that great this year (next year, ohmy), but I am glad to see us come back together, knock o...