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by Sylvus
March 25, 2014, 8:58 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Giganews Usage
Replies: 108
Views: 45717

Re: Giganews Usage

So I've basically given up on newsgroups, as the main thing I used them for was for checking out movies and DMCA has made everything disappear. Though it looks as if people just started "encrypting" the names of posts. Anyone know how to find things now? Feel free to pm me if it's super secret.
by Sylvus
December 3, 2013, 11:35 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: College Football 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 5279

Re: College Football 2013

Good luck in the B10 Champ Game/BCS bowl you play in, after ceding the second-most yards in Ohio State history to a team that couldn't move the ball against Nebraska or Iowa. You guys were one play better than Akron and Uconn. Feel good about that!
by Sylvus
November 18, 2013, 3:59 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)

Fairweather Pure wrote:[procedural shows like this] always get cancelled.
Wait, what? Procedurals are like all that are on TV, outside of reality television. How many collective seasons of the various flavors of CSI, Law & Order, NCIS have there been, 100?
by Sylvus
November 13, 2013, 11:21 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Collectables
Replies: 36
Views: 9857

Re: Collectables

And then, after you looked into the camera to say that (or anything, really), they'd need to play the sad trombone.
by Sylvus
October 9, 2013, 11:52 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Prius C
Replies: 8
Views: 6093

Re: Prius C

You held on to your other vehicle, right?

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by Sylvus
October 2, 2013, 12:13 pm
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Warcraft: The Movie
Replies: 16
Views: 2350

Re: Warcraft: The Movie

I hate Spang as much as the rest of you (probably more), but this film totally has a lot of potential. Warcraft has a pretty rich mythology, and millions of people who play or have played. Just because something isn't brand new, doesn't mean anything as far as movies go. Just look at the other films...
by Sylvus
September 24, 2013, 11:46 am
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Dexter Season 8
Replies: 8
Views: 1474

Re: Dexter Season 8

It was miserable. This whole season was turrible. Season 4 was the best, with 1 and 2 right up there. This and season 3 were the two worst. So disappointing.
by Sylvus
September 24, 2013, 11:45 am
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Breaking Bad
Replies: 74
Views: 20925

Re: Breaking Bad

If you haven't seen Breaking Bad, there's a marathon of the whole series starting Wednesday at 8pm on AMC. Stay up for a couple days and get caught up!
by Sylvus
September 18, 2013, 11:01 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Shots Fired at DC Naval Yard
Replies: 11
Views: 2855

Re: Shots Fired at DC Naval Yard

People should be comforted by the military presence they have there that is required to be unarmed. Try to at least get a single relevant fact right when you're proselytizing: The suspected gunman appeared to have seized firearms from two of his victims as he moved through the building along the An...
by Sylvus
September 16, 2013, 10:58 am
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Breaking Bad
Replies: 74
Views: 20925

Re: Breaking Bad

BB is officially the best show of all time, FYI. Sorry, The Wire! (You're still #2 in my book though)
by Sylvus
August 16, 2013, 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got married!
Replies: 22
Views: 7111

Re: I got married!

I wish I'd known ahead of time so I could have stopped you!

j/k, good work! :)
by Sylvus
July 23, 2013, 2:51 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Another white guy shot up a bunch of people.
Replies: 339
Views: 65759

Re: Another white guy shot up a bunch of people.

I can't believe people can even compare the Zimmerman case to a made up scenario in their heads involving a totally ambiguous/pretend situation with different people and different circumstances. If my neighborhood were to have a bunch of break ins, I would be on the Watch from day one. I would prof...
by Sylvus
July 23, 2013, 12:46 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Another white guy shot up a bunch of people.
Replies: 339
Views: 65759

Re: Another white guy shot up a bunch of people.

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Now, I haven't seen or heard the audio/video recordings of why exactly Martin "attacked" Zimmerman, but I sometimes like to put myself in other people's shoes...
by Sylvus
July 23, 2013, 11:50 am
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: San Diego Comic-Con 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2375

Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2013

I'm willing to bet that guy has done at least 4 of the things on that list.
by Sylvus
July 17, 2013, 11:59 am
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: Steam Summer Sale 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3673

Re: Steam Summer Sale 2013

I picked up Orcs Must Die 2 for like $3.75 yesterday. I thought the first one was pretty fun. Also got Hotline Miami and Fez since all three cost me like $15. I like Steam sales. Funny how this thread is civil, helpful, and troll-free. Probably doesn't have anything to do with these being games you ...
by Sylvus
June 3, 2013, 12:16 pm
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Game of Thrones - Season 3
Replies: 61
Views: 6485

Re: Game of Thrones - Season 3

She wasn't pregnant in the book though. It was a deviation for sure, but considering that Jeyne doesn't really play a part in the books, it was a nice (shocking) way to surprise the book readers. By shocking, I mean disturbingly brutal. Jesus. I thought, and I spoke to another friend about this, th...
by Sylvus
June 3, 2013, 10:15 am
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Game of Thrones - Season 3
Replies: 61
Views: 6485

Re: Game of Thrones - Season 3

I thought the same thing, Lynks. IIRC, the books were originally supposed to cover a much longer time period, perhaps even covering multiple generations, but he scrapped that while writing Feast. If that's the case, perhaps the heir theory was in the original plan, but he told them to go ahead and k...
by Sylvus
April 22, 2013, 3:22 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: CISPA is back
Replies: 6
Views: 1521

Re: CISPA is back

He's a Republican from the District just north of the one I live in, which includes a bunch of rednecks, racists, and Michigan State fans/alums (I guess this sentence is getting a bit redundant). Don't blame me, I can't even vote against him!
by Sylvus
April 16, 2013, 3:46 pm
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Game of Thrones - Season 3
Replies: 61
Views: 6485

Re: Game of Thrones - Season 3

For those of you who didn't read the books, did they sufficiently convey what a badass Jaime Lannister is supposed to be? In the show it seems like there's a lot of "do you know who my daddy is?" stuff, whereas in the books, they made it quite clear that he was damn near the finest all-around knight...
by Sylvus
March 27, 2013, 1:37 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official NextBox Thread!
Replies: 1335
Views: 217207

Re: The Official NextBox Thread!

I guess I don't really understand the backlash against always having to be connected to the internet. I'm always connected to the internet anyway. And I sort of like the idea of not having to wait for updates. I use my consoles so infrequently now that every time I do turn my xbox on, I have to wait...
by Sylvus
February 7, 2013, 7:09 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: ***Spoiler Alert*** NFL 2012
Replies: 115
Views: 36324

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

There's no way Ray Lewis came back from that injury in ~2 months at his age without using something. Take a look at other, younger people with the same injury, and it's usually double or triple that amount of time.
by Sylvus
January 25, 2013, 12:18 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Apple - New Phone and Tablet
Replies: 703
Views: 150360

Re: Apple - New Phone and Tablet

I wanna know who was buying a $700 share on the way down when they don't pay dividends... You were wrong. Everyone wants free money. AAPL went from like 50/share to 700/share in a few years. That's not enough for you? What kind of return were you getting during that time elsewhere? I believe he was...
by Sylvus
January 22, 2013, 11:48 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: So, Lance Armstrong
Replies: 33
Views: 6278

Re: So, Lance Armstrong

No lawyer in the world would have advised him to admit to doping. From everything I had heard, this admission was timed nicely to fall outside of the statute of limitations, and there's no chance that he can face criminal charges for perjury or anything like that. That said, he's wide open for civi...
by Sylvus
January 17, 2013, 12:34 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: College Football 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 6523

Re: College Football 2012

The Te'o story gets crazier and crazier. He had to be complicit in this, right? The sheer volume of the lies (being on the phone for 8 hours overnight with your leukemia-stricken girlfriend, for one) make it hard to believe that he was duped in some Catfish scenario. Why do it? All for the publicity...
by Sylvus
January 10, 2013, 4:42 pm
Forum: Culinary Delights
Topic: Juicin'
Replies: 9
Views: 2299

Re: Juicin'

I don't know if I could drink 72 ounces. I'd probably have to stop like halfway through and take a 5 minute break at least.
by Sylvus
January 9, 2013, 6:14 pm
Forum: Culinary Delights
Topic: Weight Watchers
Replies: 27
Views: 6931

Re: Weight Watchers

I did pretty well for a year, year-and-a-half, and then my wife got pregnant and I went back to school. Full time job + 9 credits of school + pregnant wife cravings = Sylvus' loss of focus on fitness and making too many excuses. But school is done (4.0 semester, graduated, yay!) and the baby is here...
by Sylvus
January 9, 2013, 4:24 pm
Forum: Culinary Delights
Topic: Weight Watchers
Replies: 27
Views: 6931

Re: Weight Watchers

The following is not at all Weight Watchers related, but I did lose 80 lbs in about 4 months a while back, and I'll give you some of my tips: Track everything . It sounds like you are, but I found http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ to be really easy and they have mobile apps and all that. Once you've done...
by Sylvus
January 9, 2013, 12:26 pm
Forum: Site/Board Development
Topic: No new member registration
Replies: 2
Views: 17299

Re: No new member registration

I shut them off a while back when I noticed that the site performance was in the shitter and that the last several thousand had all been spammers. It's probably been shut off for like a year or more. I can turn it back on if a human being was trying to register.
by Sylvus
January 8, 2013, 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a Stop in Toronto
Replies: 5
Views: 2974

Re: Making a Stop in Toronto

My wife and I really enjoyed the Toronto Zoo, it's pretty big and pretty nice. The CN Tower is pretty cool, though the lines can be far too long. If your family are hockey fans, the Hall of Fame is right downtown. Also, there was what looked like a pretty cool jet boat tour down the river near the f...
by Sylvus
November 28, 2012, 1:34 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Routing Issue. Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: Routing Issue. Help!

Thx info, I was seeing red after my call with comcast and didn't think to obfuscate the first few hops.

I'd originally opened tickets with Dreamhost when I first noticed this, and the guy was so helpful and (seemingly) knowledgeable that I assumed his blame of Comcast was correct. I'll re-open.
by Sylvus
November 27, 2012, 9:29 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Routing Issue. Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: Routing Issue. Help!

Tracing route to force.dreamhost.com [69.163.182.25] over a maximum of 30 hops: 5 18 ms 14 ms 11 ms te-0-8-0-6-ar01.pontiac.mi.michigan.comcast.net [68.87.191.150] 6 30 ms 35 ms 23 ms he-4-3-0-0-cr01.350ecermak.il.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.90.109] 7 18 ms 19 ms 19 ms pos-1-6-0-0-pe01.350ecermak.il.i...
by Sylvus
November 27, 2012, 9:09 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Routing Issue. Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Routing Issue. Help!

Pretty sure that one of you works in networking, and I'm at my wits' end, so I figure it can't hurt to try here. Having a problem connecting to my Dreamhost server via my Comcast network. It's not a DNS issue, it resolves ok; I think it has to be routing, as a traceroute always times out after like ...
by Sylvus
November 12, 2012, 12:57 pm
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: The Walking Dead
Replies: 269
Views: 66492

Re: The Walking Dead

What? You're crazy. That episode did a lot to illustrate what a nutjob the Governor is, show that Woodbury isn't the idyllic little hamlet you might have thought, expand on Michonne a little more, prove that Daryl is really just a big softie, etc. Plus there were a bunch of nicely gory zombie deaths...
by Sylvus
October 31, 2012, 10:16 am
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Star Wars 7 announced (for reals!)
Replies: 33
Views: 9005

Re: Star Wars 7 announced (for reals!)

And all of those prequels came with Lucas as the writer/director. With him only on board as a "creative consultant", we can get back to the glory of Empire, perhaps.

I'm happy for this news.
by Sylvus
October 30, 2012, 5:53 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Apple - New Phone and Tablet
Replies: 703
Views: 150360

Re: Apple - New Phone and Tablet

The iBrain is where it's at. The audio gets a bit NSFW. It's worth the 10 minutes, in my opinion...
by Sylvus
October 19, 2012, 11:04 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Presidential Debates
Replies: 125
Views: 16162

Re: Presidential Debates

So you do not actually have a reason why Hillary Clinton should have been fired for the fiasco in Libya? It's fine if it's just a combination of your misogyny and fear of capital gains taxes being increased if Romney doesn't win, I was just curious if there was a good reason.
by Sylvus
October 19, 2012, 10:08 am
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Sons of Anarchy
Replies: 81
Views: 14503

Re: Sons of Anarchy

Put that way, the SoA suicide made exactly as much sense as the (admittedly very few) suicides I've been around in my life. Now it may have been a little contrived... It was probably to keep the conflict between Gemma/Nero/Clay going, as well as give a way for some sort of reconciliation between Gem...
by Sylvus
October 18, 2012, 12:20 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Presidential Debates
Replies: 125
Views: 16162

Re: Presidential Debates

Winnow wrote:If you want to talk politics, how about telling me why she hasn't been fired for the fiasco in Libya? She's should be held directly accountable for that.
I haven't followed the fiasco too closely, could you describe what exactly she did or didn't do that warrants firing?
by Sylvus
October 4, 2012, 5:03 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Presidential Debates
Replies: 125
Views: 16162

Re: Presidential Debates

I agree that Romney "won", by the standard that we judge a debate, but I think that just reflects on how fucked up our debates are. How did he win? Because he looked prepared and remembered his lines from the script he was supposed to follow? He didn't really provide any details about any of his pla...
by Sylvus
October 1, 2012, 10:16 am
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Looper
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: Looper

I thought it was great; best Sci Fi movie I've seen in years. The time travel element and the problems that often come with that are definitely handled well, the script is pretty self-aware of those types of problems. Good mixture of violence, humor and boobs. A++++++ would watch again. Go see this ...
by Sylvus
September 26, 2012, 4:32 pm
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Sons of Anarchy
Replies: 81
Views: 14503

Re: Sons of Anarchy

Ahh.. thanks.

Also,
[Show]
Jax is playing Pope, right? He's not really going to sell Tig out, he's going to eventually let him kill Pope for killing Dawn (or Fawn, i forget which). Right??
by Sylvus
September 26, 2012, 10:49 am
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Sons of Anarchy
Replies: 81
Views: 14503

Re: Sons of Anarchy

My f'ing DVR cut out toward the end, can anyone tell me what happened after the big OMG moment... more detail below
[Show]
Jax was talking to Chibs in the prison, and then he said that he wanted to talk to Tig, and then *poof* it cut out right as Tig came over
by Sylvus
September 16, 2012, 4:24 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: PC Won't Boot
Replies: 1
Views: 749

PC Won't Boot

So I'm having one that I can't seem to nail down. I powered down my system when I went away for Labor Day, and when I came back, nothing happened when I tried powering back up. Cracked it open and found that if I held the power button on the front of my case in for a while, I'd get the lights on the...
by Sylvus
September 14, 2012, 10:33 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Apple - New Phone and Tablet
Replies: 703
Views: 150360

Re: Apple - New Phone and Tablet

If you want good data, check out Horace Dediu's site, Asymco. This chart is of particular relevance to the current discussion... move the slider along the bottom to go from 2007 to the most current data available.

http://www.asymco.com/hire-me/platforms-data/
by Sylvus
August 29, 2012, 12:27 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Another white guy shot up a bunch of people.
Replies: 339
Views: 65759

Re: Another white guy shot up a bunch of people.

Should you be required to have a mental health screening prior to exercising your 1st Amendment rights? The 2nd Amendment does include the phrase "well-regulated". While I'm sure those semantics have been parsed over and over throughout the years and we might disagree as to their meaning, it certai...
by Sylvus
August 29, 2012, 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CloudFlare
Replies: 9
Views: 2494

Re: CloudFlare

Did Hitler just invoke Godwin's law?
by Sylvus
August 29, 2012, 10:38 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Another white guy shot up a bunch of people.
Replies: 339
Views: 65759

Re: Another white guy shot up a bunch of people.

Now lets take an average civilian that trains moderately. And herein lies the disconnect between your love of guns and my distaste for them. If the "average" civilian gun owner trained as "moderately" as you suggest, I would concede that the possibility existed that guns could make the world a safe...
by Sylvus
August 28, 2012, 6:53 pm
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Breaking Bad
Replies: 74
Views: 20925

Re: Breaking Bad

Umm, did anyone else watch last night's episode? Holy. Fucking. Shit. Shut the fuck up Walter, and let me die in peace. Yeah, I did. I don't think I've ever said "Oh shit!" so many times in one 44-minute period. As soon as Walt opened up the bag in the trunk of the car and saw the pistol, I knew th...
by Sylvus
August 27, 2012, 10:37 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Another white guy shot up a bunch of people.
Replies: 339
Views: 65759

Re: Another white guy shot up a bunch of people.

The NYC one wasn't a mass shooting; the guy fired 6 bullets, and 5 of them hit his intended victim in the head. All those other injuries came from the cops' bullets. You know, people with lots of training in the use of firearms. The model, really, for why all citizens should carry guns, thereby prev...