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by Endless Mike
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How can I get my parents to take me somewhere?
Replies: 36
Views: 5898

Re: How can I get my parents to take me somewhere?

Step 1: Ask them. Also, you can see if the seller will meet you halfway or even offer a few dollars to bring it to you! EDIT: Is this just a USB wifi adapter? Here's one on Amazon for $16 with decent reviews. http://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-TL-WN722N-150Mbps-Wireless-Adapter/dp/tags-on-product/B002WBX...
by Endless Mike
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands
Replies: 28
Views: 6044

Re: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands

Resistive displays would give you the stylus option which I agree is probably preferable to a capacitive display and trying to write with your finger. However, I've never seen a 20" resistive color touchscreen with decent resolution and I imagine if it exists, it would be rather expensive. I d...
by Endless Mike
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dead Nintendo Game Boy - any suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 10028

Re: Dead Nintendo Game Boy - any suggestions?

Check any capacitors, maybe?

Hell, the power switch itself could be bad.
by Endless Mike
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone know what this font is?
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: Anyone know what this font is?

SecondTalon wrote:...see, now I'm wondering if they paid Fontfont for their work....

Email them and ask? I think it would be hilarious if they didn't.
by Endless Mike
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 142171

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

Adacore wrote:I believe the UFOD difficulty bug was fixed, though, right? If you get the Steam version then difficulty settings should work ok.

Yeah, looks like only the DOS versions have the bug.
by Endless Mike
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SOPA talk, yo.
Replies: 620
Views: 94966

Re: SOPA talk, yo.

The folks beating their breasts, tearing their head, and gnashing their Teeth over SOPA are in many cases the same who were in favor of The Affordable Care Act. This is what happens when we are inconsistent in our defense of liberty: eventually it affects something we care about. "... Then the...
by Endless Mike
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SOPA talk, yo.
Replies: 620
Views: 94966

Re: SOPA talk, yo.

The folks beating their breasts, tearing their head, and gnashing their Teeth over SOPA are in many cases the same who were in favor of The Affordable Care Act. This is what happens when we are inconsistent in our defense of liberty: eventually it affects something we care about. "... Then the...
by Endless Mike
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 142171

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

Yeah, there's some changes, but TFTD is pretty similar. If I remember correctly, though, UFOD had a bug where no matter what difficulty you set, it was always on the easiest, and TFTD had a bug to do the opposite.
by Endless Mike
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 142171

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

On sale? Its normal price on Steam is like $5, if that. I gladly paid it despite having purchased it at least once in the past. (I'd check the actual price, but game sites are blocked at work.)
by Endless Mike
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 153289

Re: What OS do you use?

Yeah, the WP7 OS is pretty good. Hell, the Metro interface on the XBox is pretty good, as well. It just doesn't really translate to a desktop experience. Granted, the Windows 8 Start Screen (whatever they're calling it) is closer to the XBox version, but it's still not really the best way to do it s...
by Endless Mike
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 153289

Re: What OS do you use?

NotThatDork wrote:
Endless Mike wrote:I installed Windows 8 on my old Macbook. It's...certainly an OS.


Meaning?

That I have no idea why MS thinks the Metro interface is in any way a good idea that people want.
by Endless Mike
Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 153289

Re: What OS do you use?

I installed Windows 8 on my old Macbook. It's...certainly an OS.
by Endless Mike
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Milk is bad for you!
Replies: 128
Views: 18933

Re: Milk is bad for you!

Pfft. Life is unnatural. Life never existed until those protein chains got together. That shit ain't right. Fucking proteins should have stayed hydrogen. Stars are unnatural. Fucking hydrogen SHOULD NOT become helium! Frankly, the universe is unnatural. It should have stayed as an infinitely dense ...
by Endless Mike
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help re: Stolen iphone 4s...
Replies: 6
Views: 2016

Re: Help re: Stolen iphone 4s...

by Endless Mike
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel
Replies: 232
Views: 129739

Re: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel

Does anyone know if DC has something similar to Marvel's Ultimate universe? I really want to get into comics a bit, and with Marvel it's easy, but I don't really see where I can start for DC. I'm mainly interested in Batman, Superman and The Flash. Honestly? The main line completely relaunched late...
by Endless Mike
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands
Replies: 28
Views: 6044

Re: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands

This is a pretty cool idea, and while it's nothing I can use not being a musician, I hope it works out for you!
by Endless Mike
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Trying to build my first pc, ran into problem:( please help
Replies: 4
Views: 2655

Re: Trying to build my first pc, ran into problem:( please h

Maybe you got a bum CPU. It happens.
by Endless Mike
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Could one build his own handheld console?
Replies: 13
Views: 4252

Re: Could one build his own handheld console?

mosc wrote:If you want to try, you should be arrested for working with hazardous materials on a residential property.

I'm pretty sure everyone does this pretty much daily.
by Endless Mike
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas: What did you get?
Replies: 144
Views: 24082

Re: Christmas: What did you get?

I hope I don't become an addict, I'm only on apprentice money! Check with your local library. They might have a lending program. Lending ebooks? I never heard of that before. how does it work? In general, you go to your library's website and check out the ebook you want, and I think they send you a...
by Endless Mike
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas: What did you get?
Replies: 144
Views: 24082

Re: Christmas: What did you get?

wst wrote:
AvatarIII wrote:I hope I don't become an addict, I'm only on apprentice money!

Check with your local library. They might have a lending program.
by Endless Mike
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Milk is bad for you!
Replies: 128
Views: 18933

Re: Milk is bad for you!

The "no animal..." argument is an incredible fallacy. You pick literally any adaptation and point out that no animal ever did it. Until [first one] did it. If it was unnatural to evolve things nothing else ever had, we wouldn't be here since life would have stopped once single-celled life ...
by Endless Mike
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 142171

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

Yes yes yes, Firaxis making a new turn-based XCOM!!!!!
by Endless Mike
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword
Replies: 32
Views: 6348

Re: Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword

I'm not sure what your point there is. You played some long games. Okay? Those aren't actually where the industry is going, and there's a lot of highly-regarded games that are really short and sold for full price. If you don't like the game, resell it for $40 or $50, now you've no longer spent $70 o...
by Endless Mike
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Android phone recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 12126

Re: Android phone recommendation

If you're buying Android, there's exactly two phones to consider: Samsung Nexus S Samsung Nexus Galaxy The latter is a better phone in every way (except maybe battery life and size), but also costs significantly more being brand new. In both cases, they're Google's developer phones, and will always...
by Endless Mike
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword
Replies: 32
Views: 6348

Re: Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword

So you spent 30 hours playing something you didn't like? I'm honestly confused here. That seems like a reasonably long game in 2011/12 considering average game length seems to be dropping significantly.
by Endless Mike
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Laptop with good graphics and otherwise average specs
Replies: 2
Views: 1679

Re: Laptop with good graphics and otherwise average specs

I can't imagine such a thing exists. People looking for laptops with good graphics are generally looking for something to game on, and so they put in better hardware throughout.
by Endless Mike
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1560
Views: 399825

Re: How about this game?

rigwarl wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_Meier%27s_Pirates!_(2004_video_game)

Is old, but one of my favorite games.

It's actually available on iPad now.
by Endless Mike
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: LA Noire
Replies: 30
Views: 7500

Re: LA Noire

Yeah. I stopped playing shortly after I hit arson, at which point I was already bored of it. I have no desire to go back.
by Endless Mike
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword
Replies: 32
Views: 6348

Re: Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword

The game also has pretty short game-time. It has zero replay value. Define short. I'm not criticizing; I'm genuinely curious, since I've been hearing 25-30 hours if you ignore side quests, which is plenty long for me. But really, how many Zelda games have had much, if any replayability outside of s...
by Endless Mike
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC != Windows
Replies: 190
Views: 136785

Re: PC != Windows

Gathered from my small knowledge about computers, so it probably is wrong in some ways: Are Non-PC computers still in use nowadays? I thought PC refers to a setup where one computer (or one processing unit , to be exact) is used by one single person at a time. They are opposed to Non-PCs, like the ...
by Endless Mike
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Android phone recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 12126

Re: Android phone recommendation

If you're buying Android, there's exactly two phones to consider: Samsung Nexus S Samsung Nexus Galaxy The latter is a better phone in every way (except maybe battery life and size), but also costs significantly more being brand new. In both cases, they're Google's developer phones, and will always ...
by Endless Mike
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: File Transfer?
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

Re: File Transfer?

I'm pretty sure you can just set up a shared folder in Windows and OS X should be able to see it.
by Endless Mike
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SSD advice
Replies: 8
Views: 2639

Re: SSD advice

The Corsair Force 3 line is supposed to be a good compromise of price, speed, and reliability. They're not quite as reliable as Intel's drives, but are still more than adequate.
by Endless Mike
Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 561900

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I've not heard of anyone getting a coupon that is in any way useable. Every time, it's for a game that's already discounted by at least the amount the coupon is for*, but won't be valid until the current sale is over, so the discounts don't stack. I don't understand how anyone at Valve could have t...
by Endless Mike
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas: What did you get?
Replies: 144
Views: 24082

Re: Christmas: What did you get?

Oh and I was in a secret Santa and got a bunch of comics and a hard hat.
by Endless Mike
Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 561900

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I'm pretty sure the PC game is a pretty direct port of the board game, but I could be wrong about that.
firechicago wrote:Actually I'm sort of intrigued by The Wonderful End of the World. Though we may need to wait until the Steam servers calm down a bit to actually complete the trade.

It's a decent Katamari clone.
by Endless Mike
Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas: What did you get?
Replies: 144
Views: 24082

Re: Christmas: What did you get?

-Bottle of scotch
-Cash
-Amazon gift card
-Sweater
-T-shirt
-Transformers Vault
-XBLA spacebux
-Seeing the family :)
by Endless Mike
Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Making my computer more game-worthy
Replies: 10
Views: 4217

Re: Making my computer more game-worthy

Frankly, I think drivers should be uninstalled any time you swap cards, even within a manufacturer, but that might just me being overly concerned.
by Endless Mike
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 561900

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

SecondTalon wrote:GoG's guarantee is that the game will start and that you can get to the menu to hit New Game, Start or whatever sequence is needed to make it go. After that, you're on your own.

That said, GoG's forums are fucking fantastic at making shit work.

Ahhh okay that makes sense.
by Endless Mike
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Replies: 363
Views: 54789

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

I hit level 14 with my Bounty Hunter last night and now I have healing bullets.

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