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Signed On Aug 19, 2001, 17:26
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 10, 2014, 11:05 xXBatmanXx
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 10, 2014, 10:55:
Good for them. The NCAA has been raping these kids for far too long. Yet another corrupt, multi-billion dollar 501c that needs its status revoked and to start paying taxes.

I agree, but I am worried about the secondary and tertiary issues this is going to cause. Most importantly, I think there needs to be substantial amount of money put into an oversight committee to make sure these kids are actually going to class and LEARNING and PASSING classes. If not, then remove them.

Take it one step further, I think there should be an organization that holds licenses for pro sports players. Similar to what I have for my POST license as an officer. There are certain standards and requirements. Then, if you violate your license status (drugs, guns, domestic, killing dogs, etc etc etc) your license is revoked via a hearing and a LEGITIMATE process and you are no longer allowed to play professional sports in the US.

Gotta clean this shit up man. Kids look up to these clowns.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2014, 10:41 xXBatmanXx
 
Not sure how I missed them - kind of odd, but fired up the Avernum series last night, having a blast. Usually not a fan of turned base combat, but so far I am enjoying myself.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 9, 2014, 17:56 xXBatmanXx
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 9, 2014, 16:44:
So my fingernail finally fell off from my accident a month ago and if you've ever wondered what a finger looks like without one it's pretty damn weird. Alien, is the word that comes to mind. It's strange we have them to begin with. I understand the practicality of claws or talons, but fingernails are all but useless to those outside the mani/pedi business.

I once thought about having all of mine removed - I figured the time and energy saved from clipping, etc was worth it. Then Someone told me they would grow back anyway.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 9, 2014, 13:21 xXBatmanXx
 
Was at Camp Ripley all week for training, and the first day had a BluesNews moment. I was sitting on the crapper and realized that we had ants.....I actually chuckled a bit.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 3, 2014, 19:49 xXBatmanXx
 
I always talk about moving out of the city with the boy getting older - once he is of age to go to some sort of school or preschool. But damn it is nice to be able to walk to no less than 4 tap rooms and countless other things, stuff you would never be able to do outside of the city limits.

Sacrifices we make I guess.....still going to sell the house and move. Boy needs an education and Minneapolis schools suck balls.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 3, 2014, 19:39 xXBatmanXx
 
Went for a nice walk, had this for a snack with my Zero Hour beer from 612 Brew

Wife had the tacos and the Gateway Park from 612.

Then we walked down to Indeed Brewing and had blueberry muffins from Gastro Truck with our Midnight Ryder coffee brew and Mexican Honey brew. Was friggen amazing. Followed that up with a Saison and their Shenanigans.

Muffins n beer. hhahahahha

Was a nice walk through the hood and the company (wife and boy) was great.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Expands; New Ship Added
37. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Expands; New Ship Added Aug 3, 2014, 19:32 xXBatmanXx
 
are selling for $90.00 USD (actual game and happy endings not included).

Badumpcha. Love it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 3, 2014, 13:34 xXBatmanXx
 
nin wrote on Aug 3, 2014, 13:13:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 3, 2014, 13:04:
nin wrote on Aug 3, 2014, 12:23:
Ugh. Sounds rather horrific, Blue. Glad it's passed. I think I've only had it once in my life (I'll spare you the gory details, but the scary part was feeling my kidneys throb to my pulse).


? not sure it was food poisoning, maybe something just didn't agree with you......as it usually lasts a lot longer. (sometimes DAYS) I once got it while in South Dakota, was in bed for 1.5 days, and had to drive back with it. Was horrible.

(All right, you asked for it ) Considering my body was also attempting to expel things from both ends at the same time, violently, I'm pretty sure it was food poisoning.


hhwhhehehe no was directed at Blue.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 3, 2014, 13:04 xXBatmanXx
 
nin wrote on Aug 3, 2014, 12:23:
Ugh. Sounds rather horrific, Blue. Glad it's passed. I think I've only had it once in my life (I'll spare you the gory details, but the scary part was feeling my kidneys throb to my pulse).


? not sure it was food poisoning, maybe something just didn't agree with you......as it usually lasts a lot longer. (sometimes DAYS) I once got it while in South Dakota, was in bed for 1.5 days, and had to drive back with it. Was horrible.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Aug 3, 2014, 13:02 xXBatmanXx
 
After 12 minutes on hold, I just went online and cancelled my account. We will see how long it takes them to call. hahahahahah

/breaks out the free Comcast box from a promo deal 6 months ago that I am not using.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Aug 3, 2014, 12:37 xXBatmanXx
 
DirecTV Gears Up For 4K

DirecTV is about to gear uyp for my cancel. $197.00 this month! WTF!?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
10. Re: Saturday Mobilization Aug 3, 2014, 08:33 xXBatmanXx
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 21:02:
I have heard anecdotally that plenty of cops who have taken part in trials of on-body cameras have been very keen on it. Also (source):
Police officers in Rialto, California, were issued with video cameras. Last month they reported an 88% reduction in complaints filed against officers and a 60% fall in incidents where officers used force.

Are these drops because the cops behave better or because people don't try to lie? I suspect it's heavily the later, as the anecdotal evidence suggests. Cops get plenty of stick and some deserve it but I assume the average cop is just someone making ends meet who doesn't want hassle, doesn't want to get hurt, doesn't want to get fired and ideally would maybe make a bit of a difference - i.e. a human being.

Batman, do you have any experience of this sort of thing? (Cameras on cops, not being a human being.)

I really don't want them, I know the Minneapolis PD is going to try them out. Burnsville PD I believe has them, or they tried them out at one time. Here's the thing, I am recorded whenever I drive my car, for all traffic stops, and any interactions near my car.

It never once has helped me even though the evidence is right there and obvious.

How many cameras are you going to have? How good is the audio pickup? They can't see what a human sees and they can't hear what a human can hear.

People always want to record me at traffic stops, and that is fine. I tell them the department I work for, my name, my badge number, that they are also being recorded, and all information I just gave them will be at the bottom of their citation.

It is at an infant stage. Will it make cops act better? No. Will it make the public act better? No.

My questions is - what do you want this to accomplish?

The city or state puts a camera up somewhere and everyone cries about privacy, yet everyone wants to put a camera and mic on a cop and record everything we do.

When someone makes a mistake wearing this - are they going to also go back and play the 10,000,000 good things that person did along with that one mistake or comment?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2014, 03:20 xXBatmanXx
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 23:09:
SNES games predate Quake

Looking back many C64 games were pretty terrible too. I think the most influential game of my life was probably Simant on the black and white Mac. There were some great console games though, Nintendo especially made some games that have influenced so many others.

Taken out of their timeline, yea, they are terrible. But when you were sitting there LOAD "*",8,1 and watching it boot, it was pretty damn awesome. Even Sears and other mall stores had walls of Commodore64 game boxes.

I didn't say Quake was before SNES, I was saying I thought it was funny that the most influential game for them, or some of them saying the first game they played, was on a SNES.

I went from Commodore, almost every console, had a pc in the home earlier than anyone I knew (both parents worked at Cargill and one of them was in IT), and had my first computer in my room when I was 14.

Anyway. Quake and Quake 2 is what hooked me. Even after having 90+ NES games, countless other consoles and games, I wasn't TRULY hooked on gaming until competitive Quake stuff. I remember when MrGrosser and I were young and he would laugh at me when I would say "how come we can't play all of these games together - how come everything is solo". I guess I really missed my opportunity to cash in at a young age.

Anyway. It has been great to be in a golden time of processors to be able to grow up and go through adulthood and play such a vast array of devices and machines and yet still really enjoy a great pinball game. Seems so long ago that I would run (bike and eventually drive) home from school to try and be the first to get 1 of 3 nodes on the local BBS and take my turn at LORD and TW. Then grab a pepsi and play a console game or two before getting yelled at about schoolwork, dinner time, chores, and eventually bed time.

It is hard to say what 1 game did it for me. Hell I still try and get my hands on a Mr. DO! arcade. We have a Ms. PacMan (not the new style) cocktail table that gets used often. I would love to add TRON, Centipede, a few pinball machines, and a mega loaded Golden Tee would be nice. I do find that my memories of playing the games and enjoying them is better than going back and playing them. Most of the games don't age well compared to what we have now. I remember it taking me MONTHS to beat Zelda (if I ever did....I must have) and now you can get through it in 5-8 hours.

lets see...short list: Pegasus, Bruce Lee, Elevator Action, Mr DO, Double Dragon I and II, Hard Drivin (sit down), Bruger Time, KRULL, Joust, SMB, Mario Brothers, Gauntlet (arcade), Tecmo Bowl, RC ProAM, Ivan Ironman Stuart Racing, Sprint, Tetris (Tengen only), Tyson, Local BBS', SSF, Faery Tale, Mario Kart, DOOM, Mechwarrior, Quake, Quake 2 mods, Half Life, BF, BF2. (I could add probably 10 more)

Those are the big ones, almost in order too! With the big influence coming from AQ2 competitive and BF2 competitive - without those 2, I probably would have let it go at about that time and not been as into it as I am now.

Anyway. Having our son made me think of all of this recently, then seeing that article, and I hope to encourage him to play old school games before jumping into Halo 44 or "game of the year 243". Sucks there aren't arcades anymore - there is that one in Vegas, but it is 18+. (he already likes watching his mum play Ms. PacMan. )

In my own little mind, I guess having him play games where you had to think, explore, and figure out stuff (any of those Quest type games - King's, Police, etc) rather than rail it through autosaves every 2 minutes.....I just think there is development and critical thinking there somewhere. It is cool to watch my two nephews play Minecraft though.....how they decide to do things is impressive at times.

Anywhoooo. Just a middle aged gamer getting through life.....

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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 1, 2014, 23:03 xXBatmanXx
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 20:54:
Go get Carcassonne!

ok.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2014, 22:24 xXBatmanXx
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 14:57:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 10:22:
Do it.

Also, Bats, what's up with the logo change?

Oh, responded in the other one - just feeling old.....saw a story over at Destructo about "what was the most influential game in your life". The responses were laughable...most started with super nes games...so I guess they are all youngins over there. I posted multiple games, starting with commodore 64 up to early PC stuff....
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 1, 2014, 10:44 xXBatmanXx
 
You can already do a timed trial for almost every game on PSN via PS3. What more do you guys want? The only thing ridiculous is retail console prices....

For as many games as you get for free on PSN - no one should be complaining!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2014, 10:22 xXBatmanXx
 
Do it.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Pixel Piracy
10. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Pixel Piracy Jul 31, 2014, 22:43 xXBatmanXx
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 21:39:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 20:23:
I have spent a surprisingly large amount of time with the game. As stated in OoTB, it is a game that deserves your support. The game is a blast, lots of humor, steep learning curve, tons of fun.

That is the short of it. Hit me up with questions. I have an Early Access review out there and put some time in this AM to the 1.0 release.

What's it like? 1600s version of FTL meets Terraria?

That is kind of a good description. You micromanage your crew, build your ship, give abilities to your crew, level them up, pillage the land, sink ships, etc etc etc. Explore and kill the 4 bosses. I have spent a heck of a lot of time on it, and the bosses are level 10, I have only managed to get to level 7, but when the fights are 10 v 10 and half your crew gets wiped out and your ship damaged, it takes time to rebuild. Have to manage their hunger, morale, and health.

This is a good intro video: It is Early Access though, so a lot has changed, but will give you a great idea of how the game starts, the learning curve, the build up, etc. The game does not move fast. I love it. I guess it is my FTL.....
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Pixel Piracy
8. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Pixel Piracy Jul 31, 2014, 20:23 xXBatmanXx
 
I have spent a surprisingly large amount of time with the game. As stated in OoTB, it is a game that deserves your support. The game is a blast, lots of humor, steep learning curve, tons of fun.

That is the short of it. Hit me up with questions. I have an Early Access review out there and put some time in this AM to the 1.0 release.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 31, 2014, 13:50 xXBatmanXx
 
(I don't like PewDiePie much, IMHO he crosses over the line between silly and stupid, but he's certainly successful.)

I blame the Jersey Shore generation that thinks the crap on MTV is "Real Life" (see what I did there).

I don't know 1 person that actually knows who the F or what the F pewdiepie is. (or maybe who watches it - cause I would have to have a come to Jesus with them) I watched a few moments of a few videos. I couldn't stand it. (recently found out what and who it was)

And that guy makes money!? WTF!?
 
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