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Old 09-08-2010, 11:24 PM   #6601
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Yeah I know I'm behind the curve on buying one. I still play the vast majority of my games on PC, but at $70 used with 3 games, I figured this was too good of a deal to pass up. Also my laptop is rubbish for games, and sometimes I go overseas for a long enough time that it's worth bringing some extra stuff.




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Old 09-09-2010, 12:44 AM   #6602
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Moving this here because "someone" is busy complaining that I'm advertising for some company, which I'm not. Figures it belongs better here than as it's own thread, regardless.



Quite literally the supplies are running out pretty dern fast.

These things sell for $40-$75, but the "new style" is coming out so they are getting rid of the old style for $6 a pop!

Figured you guys might want to take a look.

http://www.511tactical.com/browse/Ho...00:50000:50900

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Old 09-09-2010, 11:47 PM   #6603
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Yeah I know I'm behind the curve on buying one. I still play the vast majority of my games on PC, but at $70 used with 3 games, I figured this was too good of a deal to pass up. Also my laptop is rubbish for games, and sometimes I go overseas for a long enough time that it's worth bringing some extra stuff.


I want a 360 for 70 bucks >.>



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Old 09-10-2010, 02:36 AM   #6604
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this just came in the mail today. Hurray, now I only have to hook up my optical drive to watch it :P

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Old 09-12-2010, 12:03 PM   #6605
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Good Thing: GO-RAMMED FOOTBALL SEASON!!!

Also, got a new Rey Mauluga jersey for my b-day, not to mention all the Bengals accessories. Wewt.

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Old 09-18-2010, 01:39 PM   #6606
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6" Kindle with Wifi (didn't see the point in 3G, I can download enough books at home to last me weeks and I have my phone for news on the go).






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Old 09-18-2010, 03:53 PM   #6607
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And a pre-order for:


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Old 09-18-2010, 07:24 PM   #6608
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:52 PM   #6609
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:58 AM   #6610
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:54 PM   #6611
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I have recently acquired a Kindle as well. It keeps me occupied during boring stretches at work. I reckon I've read about a dozen of the free classic books on Amazon available for download. Guess I might actually have to start buying new things to read once I run out of classics. ;o




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Old 10-08-2010, 06:41 AM   #6612
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:56 AM   #6613
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Guess I might actually have to start buying new things to read once I run out of classics. ;o
I recommend the Sherlock Holmes Collection. It cost me 72p.






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Old 10-09-2010, 01:25 AM   #6614
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Our new puppy Sam. He is a 3 month old Pomeranian.

adjfgadfjhdsfkjhg that is a cute dog.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:32 AM   #6615
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Dawwww cute puppy leXX

EDIT: (10/15/10)
Two pretty awesome things, One I finally hit rank 70 10th prestige in MW2 last night

Two, someone at Microsoft f***ed up, and Fable II was free today for a little while, so I totally took advantage of it

EDIT: (10/21/10)
(F***ing post more people, jeez)



Fallout: New Vegas (PC)

Thanks to my good friend Patchy

It's a good game so far...after you edit the fallout.ini file, place an old DirectX d3d9.dll in the New Vegas directory, and alt-tab to the process manager and set falloutnv.exe to high priority (each time you run it mind you). Seriously, Obsidian/Bethesda, this is just piss poor testing. When it happens to a few people, fine, I'll let you slide. When it happens to at least over half of the PC community? Somethings f***ed.

EDIT: (10/22/10)


Rock Band 3 (360) Wireless Keyboard Bundle - $99.99 w/Free Shipping from Dell

Me and my little brother have been saving for this for months now. So it will take an extra week after it comes out to get here, when you're rolling pennies for it saving $33 is well worth an extra week of waiting



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Old 10-23-2010, 12:51 PM   #6616
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Old 10-23-2010, 02:34 PM   #6617
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I'll consolidate all these once someone else raises from the dead to post here >.> <.<

It only has two octaves worth of keys?? Can I plug in my own USB keyboard for it to work?

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Old 10-23-2010, 02:50 PM   #6618
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If it has a MIDI out you should be able to just purchase the MIDI adapter


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Old 10-23-2010, 03:02 PM   #6619
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Jesus Christ. I've only posted four times in the last seven weeks (I checked).

But yeah, I got this.



Bought one book so far on it.



Other books I have were courtesy of Patchy, too. But I swear, 4/5 times it's a book I own a physical copy of. : V

Other than that I don't think I've made a purchase over $15 in four months.


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Old 10-27-2010, 08:34 PM   #6620
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Call of Duty: Black Ops (360) - $54.55 off Amazon with Day of Release Delivery

This past weekend a couple relatives on my dad's side (including my Grandma) who I hadn't seen or heard from in 3 and a half (or more) years came to town. And for whatever reason, most likely guilt from not f***ing contacting us in 3 and a half years, my Grandma gave me 50 bucks.

Hopefully this good luck will continue with Cataclysm come December


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Old 11-06-2010, 04:04 PM   #6621
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I got an AWESOME new pipe today. It's one of those ones you can put water in and it has some badass chains or ropes or snakes or something up and down it. It has easily ousted all my other smoking pieces as my favorite. Plus I got like $200. I love today.



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Old 11-06-2010, 04:16 PM   #6622
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:47 PM   #6623
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"No, Mama. You can bet your sweet ass and half a titty whoever put that hit on you already got the cops in their back pocket." ~Black Dynamite
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:48 PM   #6624
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Cool.

<3 my corn cob pipe

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Old 11-10-2010, 04:24 AM   #6625
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My copy of Black Ops arrived last night, and I immediately fired up the multiplayer. I also immediately fell in f***ing love. It's so god damn balanced. They practically ruined snipers in an effort to nerf quickscoping, but honestly I don't care because everything else is so god damn awesome. It's easily the most balanced Call of Duty game since CoD2. If you enjoyed CoD4 (or MW2 but couldn't stand the bull****) then I can't recommend Black Ops enough.


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Old 11-10-2010, 01:36 PM   #6626
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I see your new glass pipe and raise you..



Actually, nah, nice pipe though. Im always terrified of breaking them if theyre made of glass tho


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Old 11-11-2010, 02:35 PM   #6627
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HP 27" HD Monitor. So beautiful!


Pretty fun so far -- like a cross between Assassin's Creed and Call of Duty. Pandemic ;(

Also picked up a memory foam mattress, can't believe how much better it is than my previous futon.



And I saw Massive Attack and Thievery Corporation when they were here a couple of weeks ago, it was awesome!


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Old 11-17-2010, 07:02 PM   #6628
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($60)


($20 -- my sister covered the rest, woo)


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Old 11-18-2010, 05:00 PM   #6629
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I see your new glass pipe and raise you..



Actually, nah, nice pipe though. Im always terrified of breaking them if theyre made of glass tho
unless you break the bowl or completely shatter it super glue fixes it like new in seconds, and if you get a nice quality one they're a lot more durable than they look!

i actually broke my bong recently and had to super glue the mouthpiece back together. surprising because it was really thick glass... i've dropped it on a tile floor without incident. unfortunately, i don't really remember how it happened



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Old 11-19-2010, 01:18 AM   #6630
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During the late summer I worked on the house for my parents and had to move a 300lb granite slab for the countertop with our contractor. F***ed up my right shoulder, sorta. Every time I roll it back it pops the clavicle.

Good news? It hasn't hurt (nor popping bothering me) enough to be much of concern so I kept forgetting to get to the doc. Went to the doc recently. Found out there was no serous damage, just stretched out some tendons a bit and it should heal up fine in a few more months.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:55 AM   #6631
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Brilliant game. My coach name is jon_hill987 if you want a match.






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Old 11-26-2010, 04:36 AM   #6632
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Glad to see this thread never dies.


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Old 11-26-2010, 11:11 AM   #6633
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Splosion Man on XBLA for 160 today only, and a few other games going cheap. I've played a bit of it and it's great fun, but gets harder as you go on. Well worth the 160.

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“Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas™” (Rockstar Games) - 400 Microsoft Points
“Halo: Combat Evolved” (Microsoft Game Studios) - 400 Microsoft Points

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“Trials HD” (Microsoft Game Studios) - 400 Microsoft Points
“‘Splosion Man™” (Microsoft Game Studios) - 160 Microsoft Points
“Monkey Island™: Special Edition” (Microsoft Game Studios) - 400 Microsoft Points
“Madden NFL Arcade” (Electronic Arts) - 400 Microsoft Points
“Portal: Still Alive” (Microsoft Game Studios) - 400 Microsoft Points

Zune Movies
“Clash of the Titans” - 720 Microsoft Points
“Sex and the City 2” – 720 Microsoft Points
“Cats and Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” – 720 Microsoft Points
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:33 PM   #6634
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:40 PM   #6635
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Glad to see this thread never dies.
The day it dies is the day the dinosaurs take over the world.

In other news, I too picked up Splosion Man for 160 MS points as well as TMNT: Turtles In Time Re-Shelled for 160 MS points (I already had 340 MS points on my account), as well as GTA: San Andreas for 400 MS points because I had never truly given any GTA game's story previous to IV a chance.


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Old 12-01-2010, 02:45 AM   #6636
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Cool. How ya liking San Andreas so far?

Vast, feature rich. Still holds some things over 4. More storyline freedom. Multi (at least 2) player rampages though you have to keep in close proximity.

Though I'm probably not telling you anything you don't already know.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:22 PM   #6637
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I been gone for a while some neat things I have purchased have been:

Tickets to North Coast Music Festival (fun time, didn't like having to stay in a hotel though)

Playstation 3

and a whole lot of booze


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Old 12-03-2010, 05:10 PM   #6638
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Hellz to the yes




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Old 12-04-2010, 07:45 PM   #6639
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My HD7 bricked itself miraculously. So I've sent it in for a new replacement... hurray. Took only 12 days to happen, too.

I've been reading this for like a month now, but I'm around half way through, and it's a great book... that's over 800 pages long (or 24,000 sections in Kindle terms).


Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader

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Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty (Bradley K. Martin)
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After the move, his father worked as a bricklayer and “was questioned repeatedly by Public Security,” Kang Chul-ho told me. The hot-blooded father was so annoyed by the constant questions that he set fire to the local State Security building. For that he was executed, in 1976. “It was a public execution by shooting. I was there with my family when my father was executed. I witnessed it, at the public execution site near the riverside, close to Hamhung.”

Could it get any worse for a little boy? Oh, yes. “My mother committed suicide when my father was executed. Grandmother lived far away, and was too old to help. Local people discriminated against my family, shunned us because of what had happened,” he continued.

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Shin was kept at first in a guest house, also in Pyongyang but separate from Choi’s, with a guide and a secretary. After a couple of months, however, as punishment for his two nocturnal escape attempts, he was jailed. In his cell he was required to sit cross-legged, in the lotus position, his back straight, for hours at a time, Zen-style. He was not allowed to move. No reading, no radio, nothing else was permitted. He had to look into the eyes of his instructor, not shifting his gaze.

A guard remained with him all day long. Meals were corn or rice, with salty soup. “I awoke around five each day, then as soon as I got up I had to raise my arms straight up until the 7 A.M. breakfast, as punishment,” Shin recalled. “After breakfast I could wash my face with the remains of my drinking water. Then I had to sit in the lotus position for three hours. After that punishment, I had three minutes to relax. Following lunch, it was the lotus position again from 12:30 to 6:30.

Electrical brownouts occurred on average three times a day. Someone would bring a candle to each cell then, because the guards needed to see that we were in the lotus position. Once a week I had to strip and face the wall for a ‘physical exam.’ It was not a real physical, and I hated to show them my nudity.” In jail, after a couple of years of that routine, Shin felt his sanity starting to unravel.

On Christmas morning in 1980, he was struck by an urge to send a greeting to his family back in South Korea. It was a white Christmas. Sent out with a shovel to clear the grounds, Shin used his urine to write “Merry Xmas” on the snow. “Anyone who saw me would have thought I was out of my mind, but I had to do it,” he wrote. Eventually Shin requested a consultation with someone in authority. The request was refused. He was told he must write a letter of apology to Kim Jong-il for his escape attempts and his other disobedience. “I decided to write a letter of apology. It took three days to get it right. I wrote: ‘I will obey your rules. I want to become a DPRK citizen and follow and praise Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. Please free me.’”

After he wrote his apology letter, Shin found that his status changed. Under the tutelage of a State Security agent, he began studying the lives and thoughts of the Kims. Wake-up time was still 5 A.M. And he had to obey rules that were posted on his wall: “Obedience is essential. Do not try to learn of the private lives of other prisoners. Don’t listen to other prisoners’ conversations. Don’t converse with other prisoners. Accuse any prisoner who is at fault. Patients, obey the doctor. Don’t waste the blanket, which is the property of the nation.” Each prisoner had only one blanket, one set of clothing, one pair of socks.

Before Kim Il-sung’s birthday the prisoners had to clean the premises furiously. Some called that “the torture of April.” Shin found the rules ridiculous, especially one that limited each prisoner’s shower to five minutes. He obeyed for a while but eventually got so fed up with prison that he resumed attempting to escape and even tried to fast to death. At first, his guards simply told him to go ahead and die of starvation if he wished. But then some “guidance” officials came to his cell and force-fed him with a funnel, pushing the food down his throat. After that horrible experience a guard told him, “I’ve never seen that before. They never cared about a fasting prisoner. You’re the first.” The guard said his treatment indicated Shin must be very important for North Korea.

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Without giving names or the date, Hwang offered a horrifying example of the intersection between secretiveness and killing: “One of Kim Jong-il’s secretaries got drunk once and told his wife about Kim Jong-il’s life of debauchery. The good wife, a woman of high cultural and moral standards, was genuinely shocked, and thought, ‘How can a leader who leads such an immoral life safeguard the happiness of his people?’ After much thought, she decided to write a letter to Kim Il-sung asking him to reprimand his son. Needless to say, the letter went to Kim Jong-il, who threw a drinking party and had the woman arrested and brought before him. In front of all the guests at the party, he pronounced the woman a counterrevolutionary and had her shot on the spot. Kim Jong-il’s intention was to issue a warning to those present that leaking whatever went on at drinking parties would be punishable by death. The poor woman’s husband actually begged Kim Jong-il to let him do the shooting. Kim Jong-il granted the secretary his wish, and gave him the weapon to shoot his wife.”


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