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Old 06-23-2009, 02:01 PM   #5681
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How did you put up with that for so long?
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Actually, while bulky, CRT monitors are pretty nice, in terms of image quality, that is . . .



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Old 06-24-2009, 06:00 AM   #5682
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I won a contest for selling the most PS3 consoles in my district as opposed to last year. I won a copy of Killzone 2, MLB: The Show 09, and a dual shock 3 controller. I already had Killzone 2, which I love, so I gave that away to my third key. Going to play The Show shortly, and plan to put it up on the cast. Kind of excited here. The Show looks amazing in my interactive at work.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:34 AM   #5683
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Iron will?

Actually, while bulky, CRT monitors are pretty nice, in terms of image quality, that is . . .
I agree. I use a CRT now, actually, and while it is huge, it gets me 1920x1200 resolution and fast refresh without any ghosting. The only thing I'd replace it with would be something equivalent at least 24" big.


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Old 06-25-2009, 02:35 AM   #5684
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I won a contest for selling the most PS3 consoles in my district as opposed to last year. I won a copy of Killzone 2, MLB: The Show 09, and a dual shock 3 controller. I already had Killzone 2, which I love, so I gave that away to my third key. Going to play The Show shortly, and plan to put it up on the cast. Kind of excited here. The Show looks amazing in my interactive at work.
Nice. The Show is pretty much the only reason why I want a PS3 since it's a Sony exclusive. Like the commercials say, it's the most realistic baseball game out there. And I'd say it's the only decent baseball game out there. 2K sports games are ****.


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Old 06-25-2009, 09:18 PM   #5685
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I am at my aunt's house in Minnesota, which compared to Arizona, is ungodly humid. On the bright side, I got a s**tload of music, including:

The Cars: 25th Anniversary Edition by the Cars

Good ol' classic rock

Crossroads
From The Cradle
Unplugged
Cream Of Clapton


All by Eric Clapton. Unlugged is excellent

Warrior's Code by Dropkick Murphys

Excellent Boston bar rock

Collideoscope by Living Colour

Pretty good rock-funk-metal-whatever-the-hell-it-is.

Gods Of The Earth by the Sword

Excellent heavy metal/doom metal, whatever.

Time 3 by Journey

Heapin' helpin' of power ballads

Black Clouds and Silver Linings by Dream Theater

Excellent prog-speed-metal, but not quite as good as Images And Words or Awake, but damn close.

Operation Mindcrime II by Queensrÿche (had to refer to wikipedia to spell the damn name right.)

More good heavy metal

Last but not least,

Chickenfoot, by Chickenfoot

*inhale*

The best album I have bought in the last 5 years. This even supasses my previous favorite albums of all time, Blessed Hellride, by Black Label Society, and Surfing with The Alien, by Satch. These guys have really outdone thierselves this time. If you can say with a staight face that you are a fan of Van Halen, Joe Satriani, (pre-Black Album) Metallica, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Jethro Tull, or rock in general that wasn't not crapped out by Disney, AFI, or the Killers in the last 10 - 15 years, you owe it to yourself to buy this album immediately. As in right the f**k now.

Thank you for reading my massive wall of text. Now onto our regularly scheduled program.


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Old 06-26-2009, 12:35 AM   #5686
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Had the "old people vrs. video games" collision today.

Subject of computers came up between my bro and I with our grandparents. They said along the lines of, "oh, computers when I was a teen were things the size of school lockers and only scientists could use." So I but out my PSP and play a little Me and My Katamari for them. Spend a few minutes explaining what a PSP is and all that jazz.

Then the awesome old person view point of games: "The only games I know are Solitare on the computer and the bad ones where you shoot cops and stuff (GTA:IV)". I agree, there are some bad games, bad in violent and offensive, and bad as just plain bad. They ask the prices of games "$50/60 for a new game, under $20 games are pretty popular, too".

Then I pull out my laptop and show both of them this trailer: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-09-the-last/50284

My grandma thought it was the coolest **** ever, grandpa on the other hand thought it was sorta meh.

Amazing graphics, amazing setting, whimsical creatures, touching story elements. I like to think I was able to change their opinions on games today. They're big FOX News watchers, so I'm guessing all they know are either Cop killing simulators and Debbie Does Dallas + Star Wars games.


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Old 06-27-2009, 04:32 PM   #5687
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In addition to massive text wall, I went to Guitar world today, and bought a nice Dunlop Crybaby Wah-Wah pedal, with extension cable and power supply.

Total cost: $70 and change

For those of you that aren't total guitar dweebs like I am, good wah-wah pedals like the one I got go for $70 - $125 brand new without the power supply and whatnot.

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Old 06-28-2009, 12:38 AM   #5688
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Then I pull out my laptop and show both of them this trailer: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-09-the-last/50284
That is nice. Excellent taste, btw.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:26 AM   #5689
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Preordered this a longggg time ago, got it last Tuesday



Instant erection


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Old 06-29-2009, 09:31 AM   #5690
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After constant searching, I finally found a .flac rip of Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution - A Call To Arms EP. All I was previously able to find was a 128kb mp3 rip, maybe even less than that. It was tinny, and rattled, but it was all I could find, and thus I grit my teeth and went with it.

However, after I pressed play on the .flac rip, I needed to change my pants.


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Old 06-29-2009, 05:52 PM   #5691
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Preordered this a longggg time ago, got it last Tuesday

Damn good album. I got it a couple days ago. I personally like Awake better, but it is hard to top awesomeness like that. Did you get the Special Edition?

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Old 06-29-2009, 06:00 PM   #5692
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Damn good album. I got it a couple days ago. I personally like Awake better, but it is hard to top awesomeness like that. Did you get the Special Edition?
Yup, I got the 3CD set and the vinyl record too. I don't like the packaging on the 3CD set though... the CD slips are always falling out of the box.

Overall I'm really impressed with the album. Its a HUGE improvement over Systematic Chaos. The album is brilliant, the only two things that bug me are the growling vocals on A Nightmare to Remember and the lyrics to The Count of Tuscany (GET INTO MY CAR LETS GO FOR A DRIVE!). But some of the band's greatest moments are on here, including that guitar solo in The Best of Times, and the "Peaceful Sedation" section of ANTR.

As for overall ranking of their albums... I put it fifth, in this order (from favorite to least):
Scenes from a Memory
Images and Words
Awake
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Train of Thought
Octavarium
Falling Into Infinity
Systematic Chaos
When Dream and Day Unite

In conclusion, I'm going to marry it one day.


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Old 06-29-2009, 06:10 PM   #5693
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Niiiiiiice. My favorite track off of there has to be Stargazer, even if it is a cover. The guitar part is awesome. However, Nightmare to remember is epic and awesome

When I was a Best Buy picking up BCaSL and Chickenfoot, they had a whole rack of Vinyls. And it was stuff like Chinese Democracy and Master Of Puppets on vinyl, not the classic stuff like Rush and Eric Clapton, like i was expecting. Guess it's just one of those retro things.

And i just looked at the calendar, and just realized I bought the album 2 days after it came out.

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Old 06-29-2009, 11:30 PM   #5694
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Yup, I got the 3CD set and the vinyl record too. I don't like the packaging on the 3CD set though... the CD slips are always falling out of the box.
I laughed my butt off when I saw they covered To Tame a Land.

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Old 06-29-2009, 11:42 PM   #5695
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Hah, that cover was on the Kerrang! Magazine Iron Maiden tribute cd.


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Old 06-30-2009, 02:38 AM   #5696
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Some NIN CDs:

Head Like A Hole
Things Falling Apart
Pretty Hate Machine
And All That Could Have Been

A book, Slayer Slang. It's funny how much watching that show has influenced my speech patterns; I only recently noticed that I was adding "-y" to a lot of words that I shouldn't.


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Old 06-30-2009, 08:23 PM   #5697
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Just got new intertubes and I think I'm in love.





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Old 06-30-2009, 11:50 PM   #5698
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Just got new intertubes and I think I'm in love.

Did you get your old ones tied?


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Old 07-01-2009, 12:52 AM   #5699
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No, he donated them to science.


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Old 07-01-2009, 11:25 PM   #5700
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:31 AM   #5701
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^ Speaking of which, hubby bought me an early birthday present and upgraded my iPhone to a new 32GB 3GS, which arrived yesterday.

Got quite a few new CD's, the best of which are...









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Old 07-02-2009, 09:00 AM   #5702
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Finished up my "summer job" last Friday. First had to do the necessary bodywork(mainly sanding the old paintjob off), and removed any stickers on the bike. Then followed with a fresh black paintjob, taped up the flames and painted those with a small airbrush for a nice finish. Corrected any mishaps on the paintjob, laquered and assembled. The owner took it off my hands last Friday and gave me a wad of well-needed cash. Pictures below:






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are challenged by this point of pale light.
Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.
In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:26 AM   #5703
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Forgot to post this over here, I grabbed this 32" HDTV off of Craigslist for a song. It wasn't working right but a reflow of the joints on the power regulation board and it's been going strong ever since.




Also, I got another 360 Pro with 2 games off of craigslist for 120 and also one missing the dvd drive for 40.
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:04 AM   #5704
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Bought tickets to see these guys.

Killswitch Engage


In Flames


Protest The Hero


As well as DragonForce and Sonata Arctica later that week.


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Old 07-03-2009, 03:45 AM   #5705
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:19 PM   #5706
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Very good thing: I finally, somehow, someway, beat Jordan on Expert on GHII on the 360. This was the only song in any Guitar Hero game that I hadn't been able to beat. F***. Yes.


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Old 07-04-2009, 03:46 AM   #5707
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Very good thing: I finally, somehow, someway, beat Jordan on Expert on GHII on the 360. This was the only song in any Guitar Hero game that I hadn't been able to beat. F***. Yes.
I pulled that one too...on my buddy's XBox and not mine.

**** my life.
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Old 07-04-2009, 04:08 AM   #5708
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Pre-Purchased.


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Old 07-04-2009, 07:18 PM   #5709
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:41 PM   #5710
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Fine choice there, Moeller.

I'm gonna wait for the 3rd gen iTouch though before I buy a new one.

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Old 07-04-2009, 09:06 PM   #5711
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I got this recently as a belated B-day gift:
Show spoiler

Obviously worth the wait. Nuff Said.

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Or when they break beyond repair, their components are actually pretty sweet--'cept for the broken stuff of course. I found a power transistor that normally costs $20 that way.

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Old 07-06-2009, 01:27 PM   #5712
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Enough said.

I won't be able to use it for a few months, as it's my first part bought and I'm buying slowly as things go on sale, but.... at least I picked it up for $199.99 - a savings of $70 if I would have bought it from Newegg.

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Old 07-06-2009, 10:38 PM   #5713
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A 30-40 year-old Pachinko Machine.


Red Faction Guerrilla (got it on sale)


Prototype (got it a few weeks ago)

And a nice 62" tripod.


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Old 07-06-2009, 11:36 PM   #5714
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A 30-40 year-old Pachinko Machine.
You'd better be starting an illegal gambling den with that.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:48 AM   #5715
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Prototype (got it a few weeks ago)

And a nice 62" tripod.
Just got that as well. Fantastic game so far, actually. Really in depth story and character development, it seems.


Also: What kind of tripod? Pics?



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Old 07-07-2009, 01:39 AM   #5716
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You'd better be starting an illegal gambling den with that.
Well, with the way it's now sitting in my garage now it's almost in a gambling den already.

Also, writing a summary of a book as your reading it makes for a lot of typing...

171 pages into a 970 page book = 15 pages / 9000+ words of summary

I'm writing it as an annotation really.


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Old 07-07-2009, 07:58 AM   #5717
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Core i7

I won't be able to use it for a few months, as it's my first part bought and I'm buying slowly as things go on sale, but.... at least I picked it up for $199.99 - a savings of $70 if I would have bought it from Newegg
But in a month or two it could drop $70 couldn't it? rendering your saving useless. I never buy PC parts until I need them, even if they are on sale.






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Old 07-07-2009, 09:56 AM   #5718
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But in a month or two it could drop $70 couldn't it? rendering your saving useless. I never buy PC parts until I need them, even if they are on sale.
Nah, the price isn't supposed to drop, because the i5 is supposed to become the mainstream processor.

And even if it does drop $70 (extremely unlikely) - then it would be the same as buying it now.

Thus, I lose nothing by buying now.

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Old 07-07-2009, 01:25 PM   #5719
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Well, with the way it's now sitting in my garage now it's almost in a gambling den already.

Also, writing a summary of a book as your reading it makes for a lot of typing...

171 pages into a 970 page book = 15 pages / 9000+ words of summary

I'm writing it as an annotation really.
I feel as if I'm in a similar boat as you.

I have to read and journal "The Fountainhead" for my English Class. I'm on the third chapter of part 1, and I have two entire pieces of paper filled with notes... after about 15 pages... ~headsmack~
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I feel as if I'm in a similar boat as you.

I have to read and journal "The Fountainhead" for my English Class. I'm on the third chapter of part 1, and I have two entire pieces of paper filled with notes... after about 15 pages... ~headsmack~
Ouch, that's some heavy writing there.

Heh... but this isn't for a class... I'm just doing it for ****s and giggles. But then again, the Wikipedia page for the book has no summary at all, so I may put a shortened version on there and link to the full annotation separately. I'm basically creating a "I don't wanna read all 970 pages, how about 60 pages instead?" version of the book.






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Tie's Kindle Reading Project
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Since October 2010 - I'm a slow reader
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Fiction: 12 | Fantasy/Sci-Fi 5; Classics 3; Literature 4
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