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Real Name Michael Rigs   
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Description ATI lackey - Hardcore PC gamer (simRacing, flight-sims, space-sims, strategy/wargames) - PC builder/troubleshooter (25+ years) - Weather fanatic (especially winter storms, blizzards and Nor'Easters)
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2012, 02:33 Rigs
 
I didn't see Desktop Commander on that list...


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10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2012, 20:46 Rigs
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Nov 14, 2012, 20:38:
New stretch goal!: 4.5 million

Reward: 40% more cowbell mounted on your first intergalactic cruiser!

It's yours, TAKE IT!!!

*throws quarters at screen*


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36. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2012, 00:22 Rigs
 
This was from yesterdays discussion, but since the thread will be falling off the page in around six hours and I wasn't able to get back here until now, I'll post this here instead...

xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 03:34:
*riases a beer*

Feel for you. My grandfather was a huge blow to my father, and actually a pretty large blow to myself as well, as I spent every summer from the age of 3 to 16 with my grandparents. My father and I are best buds - and I know he has issues with losing his father, as they argued for many years.

I can't even imagine losing him. We do so much together, even later in life now, we enjoy each others company and shenanigans. I could only hope to be as great of a man as him.

Thank you, Bats. I have to say I have/had a better relationship with my mother than my father, as we argued a lot but that's mainly because I can't keep my mouth shut sometimes. He was the kind of person that would give the shirt off his back to any stranger in need...but was sometimes extremely selfish in regards to his immediate family. I don't hold it against him. We're human. I know he would have done anything for me and indeed did put up with more than most would have during my turbulent teens and twenties. I became a father at 18 so the only person I had to go from was my own. I've tried to avoid some of the mistakes he had made but sometimes I feel like I'm doing what he did all over again and have to actually look myself in the mirror and say, 'No, you're going to get it right this time.'. I think your parents aren't only there to show you what kind of person you should be, but to show the mistakes one can make so you can avoid them when it becomes your turn. In that, he did remarkably well...whether he was trying or not...I don't know...

He was able to beat prostate cancer years ago only to fall to pancreatic cancer in six months, going from a healthy 220 to 90 pounds in that time. I was there on the last day and I'll never forget it. In a way, I hoped that he would let go because he was suffering so. He was in a drug-induced coma, so he didn't know what was going on anyway and couldn't say goodbye. I know that he would have wanted to come out of it to say good bye even if it would have been horrifically painful. It just all went too fast for that to happen.

His death came three years to the week of my sisters death, which occurred only one room over. She was only 42, but she had been sick for a number of years and between that and the 10+ drugs she was required to take multiple times a day, her body just gave out. My father blamed himself from then on for not doing enough for her even though there really was nothing to be done. For me, it was harder than it should have been because at the time, her and I weren't on speaking terms. So nothing got resolved. My only choice now is to let it go, when I learn how or to bury it, which is what I've done.

Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 08:21:
We also spent a good portion of our time together arguing. However, my father's death was effectively a non-event for me. If I hadn't needed to do a 250 mile round trip to go pick up my sister from the airport I would have been doing my NFL Fantasy Draft the day after he died. My father died just over 5 years ago (9/1/07) and I doubt I've thought about him a dozen times since. *shrug*

Prez wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 05:13:
I say this not for pity, but to illustrate the point even further that if you have a good dad, please PLEASE appreciate him. If you lost him, be thankful that the memories you have of him are good ones. Those memories are something some of us will never have.

I'm sorry for you guys, not pity, just sorry that you couldn't have experienced what I did in my childhood. I would have friends who's households were completely alien to me and I would wonder how they functioned like they did but as I grew up I realized that they didn't know any other way, so it wasn't a shock or something they felt had to be changed. My parents did everything and anything they could for me and I feel obligated to do the same for them now that I can. My father made me promise to take care of my Mom and that's what I have tried to do. I had moved in with them after my divorce in 2004 and I haven't left since. They were retired/disabled and needed the help anyway so I feel more like a resident butler/groundskeeper than a adult child living in the basement (if we had one...lol)...

Creston wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 13:20:
Then he goes and gets a HAIRCUT before going to the hospital!

He sounds like my grandfather (my father's father). He was one of them 'don't mess around or talk shit, just do it' types. He passed in 1993 and I still think about him and my other grandparents often. All of them are gone. The hardest was my grandmother (my Mom's mom). She was another tough-as-nails type and was nearly 80 but could still run circles around me any day of the week...lol...she was always on the go doing things. She was declared 'Senior of the Year' a few times too. She was the Obi-Wan/Yoda of the family, the wise one. She left a huge gap in the family that has never really gone away. I like to think they all watch over us...whether it's true or not, I don't think really matters, as long as it's comforting...Like I've said in the past, they never prepare you while you're growing up that you'll lose nearly everyone you ever held dear and cared about. Not that you can really prepare for such a thing, I guess, but still. When the time comes for my Mom, my daughter and I will be the last ones left on my 'branch'. I try not to think about it. I don't really know how the hell I'll cope with it...


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22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2012, 23:12 Rigs
 
*double post*

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10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2012, 19:02 Rigs
 
I was just thinking, 'We're counting down to a $#%^ trailer...my god...'

then I got the idea that since we've gotten to the point that we have to actually wait for a movie of a game (the irony of that is...just...well, I don't know but it's something!) instead of just posting the #%^# thing when it's ready...maybe, JUST maybe it's not for a trailer at all...MAYBE they'll freakin' give the civilized world a heart attack and release a DEMO instead...on the PC...first...

Yes, before you ask, I day dream often but I can hope, right? (only to have my hopes shattered into a million equally shattered pieces)


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14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2012, 03:01 Rigs
 
sauron wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 19:34:
Good dads are under-rated and often taken for granted, but you really miss them when they're gone.

Indeed, three years on for me and all I want is to hear his voice again...


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16. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2012, 23:46 Rigs
 
Oh thank ya, Massa...thank ya for supportin' my older playabilities, ya know after payin' $60 for ya game n' all... Rolleyes


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4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2012, 23:35 Rigs
 
And yet you still click it...


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1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2012, 23:33 Rigs
 
Welp...there goes my weekend...


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26. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2012, 05:03 Rigs
 
Prez wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 04:54:
Credit does go to him for at least having the guts to give the order, something that Bill Clinton failed to do when the opportunity presented itself. Think of the lives THAT could have saved.

I'm not getting into this bullshit argument either but for clarity's sake, you have to consider that President Clinton couldn't have had ANY idea of the threat Bin Laden was going to be later on. Like terrorism before 9/11 and terrorism in the last few years, we thought that nothing could really happen here on US soil. People said it was possible but, honestly, who considered it a legit and imminent threat before 9/11? I know I didn't. The WTC bombing, the Cole bombing, the bombing of embassies in Africa, fine, but airliners into the WTC? Ask anyone before 9/11 if they thought Bin Laden, or really any terrorist group would have been capable of such a thing and you would have been laughed off as an extremist. Once again this country is becoming complacent in the security of it's boarders and transportation/infrastructure. They consider Bin Laden and Al Qaeda dead, the Taliban to be a regional problem and IRAQ to be over. I don't think it's fair to blame Clinton as not having the foresight to see what could have possibly happened in a worst case scenario, which barring an N/B/C strike, 9/11 was...


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24. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2012, 04:40 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 04:07:
But he's an intelligent, thoughtful, deliberate politician who has accomplished a lot and helped pulled this country back from the brink of disaster.

It seems he's a pretty good rapper as well...


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15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2012, 22:44 Rigs
 
Prez wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 20:20:
The Giants are just being the Giants. The biggest fears for any Giants fan are 1) knowing they are playing a game that they should win handily, 2) watching them playing with a big lead, or 3) knowing they are playing the Cowboys. Loss is almost guaranteed in each case.

Indeed, but it doesn't make it any less cringe-worthy... Wreck

On a totally unrelated, yet sportsy-type theme, did anyone see the huge fight between Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon in the pits on the second to last lap of the race at Phoenix this afternoon? Hilarious...in fact, it ended up red-flagging the race for a good 20 mins... Good stuff... Race


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4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2012, 17:40 Rigs
 
So...since nothing was mentioned (for obvious reasons) I totally forgot about it but how's the football forum pool thing going? And what about this week? (Not complaining, I realize everything that's been going on certainly takes precedence, just curious)...

Since I missed making picks this week, I'll just sit in the corner with the GIANTS dunce hat on...man, Eli, WTF?!? Inquisitive

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31. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2012, 06:33 Rigs
 
Stone Plans Fourth Cut of "Alexander". Re-re-re-polishing a turd.

Now, Stone says: "Iím going to go back next year actually. Iíve been asked by Warner Brothers because they did so well with ĎThe Final Cutí. They actually sold more than a million copies. Theyíve asked me to go back next year and do a fourth version. Frankly, itís a movie about history and I just feel like I can add something more. I wouldnít do it otherwise."

The key difference with the new cut isn't more additions, but subtractions: "I donít need more footage. I want to cut it down now because I added too much. I want it to come back a little bit. Thereís some trimming [needed]."

Talk about blatantly admitting that it's just a cash grab. Holy geezus, they don't even give a shit anymore because they know someone, somewhere is going to buy it. Damn...so, how about this instead..you just post on a website the 'suggested' spots I should fast-forward through and I'll 'consider' it...and save $20...asshole...


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23. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2012, 06:22 Rigs
 
Dades wrote on Nov 10, 2012, 11:28:
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 13:32:
What the fuck happened to Carrie Fisher.

Take a picture of yourself. Now go back and look at it in 30 years then look into a mirror. Time is rarely kind to us, most people age poorly.

- DADES - This is a signature of my name, enjoy!

Speak for yourself, bud! I don't look a day over 35...

'But your only 34...'

Oh, well, shit...





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1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2012, 17:37 Rigs
 
Oh you know what, just fuckin' FUCK CHINA! Already...God, I'm so sick of hearing China blocked this and that...well, duh! They ARE a COMMUNIST STATE! Geezus...


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4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2012, 17:30 Rigs
 
"A space marine (who's name isn't Master Chief)..."


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35. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2012, 06:20 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 23:39:
Well maybe if the US wasn't starting wars and invading countries it wouldn't be a problem now, would it?

Trainwreck wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 22:34:
Ah. How much experience do you have looking through EO/IR cameras, trying to discern everyday objects from weapons? In time-critical situations when troops have been in contact and an error in judgment will result in lives lost? Because I have plenty, myself, so I didn't want to embarrass myself if you had over 800 hours of combat flight time or something.

Anyway, the Apache video demonstrates - assuming the context is correct and WikiLeaks isn't lying with their commentary - is an unfortunate but completely understandable mistake given the situation.

As someone who has worked with those types of aircraft and ground forces extensively in various operations, I can attest to their professionalism and the seriousness with whic they assume their duties. AVOIDING civilian casualties in Afghanistan was our highest concern; to the point where we regularly risked the lives of our own before risking shooting or bombing the wrong person.

And do I view the GWOT as us vs. them? Yes, yes I do. That's what war is, and especially in this case, considering the tactics and goals of terrorists and Islamist governments, and their facilitators and sympathizers.

Um, not to discount and disrespect anything in your argument but I have to ask, what does any of this have to do with GAMES?! In case you all forgot, you're on a VIDEO GAMES WEBSITE. It's NOT political and NOT military, and honestly, a lot of us come HERE to get away from the very thing you people seem to constantly bicker about but NEVER agree on. So why even f'n argue about it in the first place? You know you're not going to get anywhere and the argument is just going to turn into a Democrat versus Republican 'He said, She said', like it always does. This is why we no longer argue about whether the PC or the Mac is better. Because regardless of the facts, everyone has their own opinion and while it is legal and a right to argue your opinion, it doesn't mean I have to #$%# listen to it all the damn time...no offense...

And in celebration of the right to state your opinions, let me say that this Democrat vs. Republican, Left vs Right bullshit is getting way out of hand! I'm getting so fucking sick of seeing something happen and 20 people over here snicker that if the liberals would just kill themselves the world would be rainbows and unicorns and 20 people over there saying if the conservative jackwads would keep their mouths shut, we'd all be happier than Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah's couch...ENOUGH ALREADY! I'd love to just give you opinionated sons of bitches all the guns and bombs you want, put you all on a remote island and you can blow your asses to kingdom come to prove who's is bigger, if only that would mean you'd all just shut up! ...Just sayin'...


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1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2012, 04:08 Rigs
 
So, uh, hows that sequel coming along?




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13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2012, 14:42 Rigs
 
Ant wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 11:15:
Why do we have to give them our billing data when signing up? No thanks, GameFly!

Took the words right outta my mouth, Ant! I never got around to playing Bioshock, not really my kind of thing and I wasn't groovy with the story so I gave it a pass but, hell, you can't argue with free and I was all set to try this thing out, years past due, when I get through two 'check out' screens (why?) and promptly hit a 'fill in your credit card information'...uhhh, nooo, don't think so! For Free? And I know exactly what they do too, they send a purchase of $1 and then reimburse it just as quick. Doing so gets all my bank and credit info into their grubby little database...Nice try, GameFly, but no. This sheep has enough games to play right now anyway, sorry!

Just bad bad bad all 'round, really...Shame on you, GameFly!


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