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Old 11-05-2010, 12:47 AM   #2121
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it usually takes at least 2 years for a married couple to get over the honeymoon period plus all the initial hurdles of adjusting to life with someone else. Not a hard and fast rule, but it's a big F'n adjustment and it takes a while to get used to it.

mutual decision? no chance of working things out?
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:15 AM   #2122
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Short version: Yeah. Mutual decision, no chance of working things out.


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Old 11-05-2010, 09:29 AM   #2123
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:08 AM   #2124
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Give it to me!

Has anyone ever tried to plug their hard drive into a different machine?

I'm curious to see what would happen? Would it just be seamless... like using my machine again... or would there be some level of configuring to be done?

In theory: all the OS operations are on a flash-mem chip in the machine... so the HD should be just profiles, save-game data, and DLC.
should be pretty seamless, did it a few weeks ago......
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:10 AM   #2125
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More and more we want to other with them when we go to bed. And she is lonely in her new house that has plenty of room for the both of us
thats not exactly a 'good' reason to get married......unless you refuse to cohabitat without marraige.

which, since you say you guys get intimate, would be kinda of........odd.

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Old 11-05-2010, 05:00 PM   #2126
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thats not exactly a 'good' reason to get married......unless you refuse to cohabitat without marraige.

which, since you say you guys get intimate, would be kinda of........odd.
If we are living together, there is going to be a ring on her finger, and a date planned. I refuse to move in with my love without a plan to get married

Too often you cannot place it, why you love. For me, I am more relaxed, able to speak my mind without fear, and feel better about myself with my loved one with me.


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Old 11-05-2010, 06:06 PM   #2127
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The ol' XBox is now winging it's way to Texas.

We'll see how this goes...

EXTREME SKI MOVIES!!! at work tonight.

I don't ski... so it's all a little lost on me... as it is every year they come here.

But it's an extra $500 to sit here all day and do... well, not much in the way of any real work, actually... so that part isn't lost on me.


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Old 11-05-2010, 06:47 PM   #2128
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should be pretty seamless, did it a few weeks ago......
Good to know... just in case it ever comes to that. Worst case scenario: I buy a good, clean used one and mount my drive to that.

At least I have learned this is a known issue...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_System_Software (look at the bottom of the Nov. 1 system update entry...)


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Old 11-05-2010, 06:50 PM   #2129
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Unfortunate Nitro.

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Old 11-06-2010, 09:22 AM   #2130
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:25 AM   #2131
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If we are living together, there is going to be a ring on her finger, and a date planned. I refuse to move in with my love without a plan to get married

Too often you cannot place it, why you love. For me, I am more relaxed, able to speak my mind without fear, and feel better about myself with my loved one with me.


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Good to know... just in case it ever comes to that. Worst case scenario: I buy a good, clean used one and mount my drive to that.

At least I have learned this is a known issue...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_System_Software (look at the bottom of the Nov. 1 system update entry...)
thats as far as I recall.....its been a while
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:20 AM   #2132
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:58 PM   #2133
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Go Ed!

Some of you may be confused on Facebook, I decided to put up my full Korean name.

This will confuse future employers as they become more tech savvy and try to "Facebook" screen me as well give me a bit more anonymity out there on the web.

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Old 11-08-2010, 12:14 AM   #2134
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Work was neither particularly long or difficult today... just kind of dumb and annoying... and I was completely exhausted. But I refused to complain about that, since the reasons for that exhaustion were truly of my own doing, and very, very good ones.

Still... I'm really not cut out for the late night life anymore. If thing is going to continue, I'm going to have to try to push the rendezvous schedule to something more sane.


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Old 11-08-2010, 09:19 AM   #2135
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My monitor died yesterday Well, not died, but it flashed and I lost all the reds. I tried it on another computer, same thing. Well, it's about 11 years old now, so I guess it's time to trade in the old CRT for something new. Maybe I'll go monitor shopping at lunch today.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:27 AM   #2136
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Bummer.

But yeah: 11 years is pretty darn good for a CRT comp monitor. Time for an upgrade.


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Old 11-08-2010, 10:14 AM   #2137
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My lcd flat screens are about 3 years and 1 year respectivly. No issues and going strong!
(Spectre and LG are the brands, respectivly.)

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Old 11-08-2010, 10:21 AM   #2138
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The problem is that most monitors are widescreen these days, and that will screw up all my old games. Hopefully they have some good old 4:3 monitors left. If not, I guess my video card driver does have an aspect ratio lock option.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:18 PM   #2139
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yeah good luck with a 4x3
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:52 PM   #2140
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I used to like LG, until I found out it used to be Goldstar. The ugly stepchild of electronics.


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Old 11-08-2010, 07:18 PM   #2141
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LG's turned into a power house. Their backlit LED LCD tv's are VERY VERY nice. So much so I want one.

Not as much as a Samsung though.

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Old 11-08-2010, 07:43 PM   #2142
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Keyan, there's a widescreen hack for XWA, anyway, and it's included w/ Reimar's hack for graphic problems. Check the XWA Upgrade forums (one of the "sticky" threads in the Soft/Hardware Problems forum).


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Old 11-08-2010, 08:35 PM   #2143
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Who cares what the name is/was on a piece of gear as long as the actual product is solid?

Most of the world's TV/monitor screens are all made in the exact same couple of factories in China, anyways... with different names on the outside, and slightly different feature sets once shipped to the places they are assembled into final products and placed in bezels. The screens themselves are largely the same.

I have a small super-cheap Dynex TV in my bedroom that looks great. Just lacks all the features that most high end ones have.

And my full size HDTV is a Vizio... which was considered an off-brand not that long ago.


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Old 11-08-2010, 11:10 PM   #2144
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@Ed: 'cause I'm a Korean Manufacturer fanboy.

There are reasons for that. I should not have to explain them. lolz.

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Old 11-09-2010, 09:17 AM   #2145
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OK, everything at Best Buy was crap. Here's my problem. Most monitors today have a max resolution of 1920x1080. Obviously this is because that is the HD standard now. However, monitors used to go up higher than that, and I still have games I want to play in glorious 1600x1200. It turns out there are only like...6 monitors that still come with a vertical resolution of 1200. Two of them are HP pieces of garbage. Two of them are ridiculously high-end. Then there's an ASUS and a Dell. I went with the Dell, since I just got one like that at work, and I know it's solid. So...that's that, I guess. Technology is stupid.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:48 AM   #2146
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I could have told you that.... about Best Buy anyway. Good place to try to see something in real life, but online is usually better.

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Old 11-09-2010, 02:23 PM   #2147
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http://ileas.org/sites/default/files...FPs/RFP_IT.pdf

someone please help me...
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:39 PM   #2148
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i'll do that. We can fake an interview and I can pretend to know what I'm doing.

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Old 11-09-2010, 06:59 PM   #2149
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but that wont save me any time
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:13 PM   #2150
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It'll save you time in screening a bunch of idiots. You know two things about me: I'll do damn near anything for a steady paycheck (I worked retail and fast food), and I'm not retarded.

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Old 11-09-2010, 11:41 PM   #2151
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I'm not retarded.
They jury is still in deliberations about that.

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Lol. I've made some pretty stupid decisions in my life (to which you've all beard witness to) but not completley game breaking......... like some people around here...*stares at r15*

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(I worked retail and fast food), and I'm not retarded.
sure about that?

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Lol. I've made some pretty stupid decisions in my life (to which you've all beard witness to) but not completley game breaking......... like some people around here...*stares at r15*
lololololololololololol.
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Took the day off from work. Finally a 2 day weekend... on Wed./ Thurs... but still 2 whole days!

Dentist appointment this morning. Then came home and took a nap. Just trying to chill. Still have laundry to tackle. I'll have to start that after some dinner.

Spending the day tomorrow with the girlfriend (I'm still having trouble getting used to that idea... but there's really no denying it at this point...) and her kids. Probably going to see Megamind.


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i took the am off to play black ops.

me and a buddy did a combat training match against bots for 2 hours, was fun, but wsh you could objective games that way as well isnetad of just TDM and FFA
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:40 AM   #2158
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@ed: you know as well as anyone here, screenshot or it didn't happen!

Grats though with the gf thing.

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Nothing new here - still working hard and miserably lonely...the ideal combination
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It's a combo I know all too well.

Which is why, despite some reservations, I'm throwing myself wholesale into this new craziness...

I've kinda decided to "Stop Worrying, and Love the Bomb" so to speak.


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