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Real Name Warrick T. Hambone   
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Description Average American tighty-whitey wearin' carnivore. Go Seahawks and Mariners!
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Signed On Jan 8, 2000, 18:42
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2009, 09:12 WarPig
 
Why do they re-make British shows for America

The only show on TV that I make sure I don't miss right now is Top Gear, which is on BBC America. And even though I love the show there are many jokes and references in every episode that there is no way in hell that I'll ever get - I'd simply have to live over there. Every week they have a celebrity guest and half the time I've never heard of them. While I can look past all this and still really enjoy the show, I don't think the U.S. as whole would, or at least I don't think the powers-that-be are going to risk that they would.
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2009, 16:56 WarPig
 
I got to try a couple of things I, being a city boy, never had done before, including shingling a roof and firing both a high-powered rifle and a handgun.

Having done all those things, I'd recommend the last two for pure manly fun but now leave the first one to professionals, especially if you have a back like mine.

 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue - Whiny speakers Mar 24, 2009, 09:09 WarPig
 
I sometimes get the occasional ham radio or cell phone transmissions through my computer speakers. Probably ham radio but I don't know. Back in the mid 80's I lived next door to a ham radio enthusiast and I could sometimes hear everything he said over my TV until I proved to him it was happening by showing him VCR tapes that he'd ruined. At that point he admitted that he was broadcasting at power levels that were not legal and toned it down.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto IV Patch
16. Re: Grand Theft Auto IV Patch Mar 22, 2009, 18:52 WarPig
 
theyarecomingforyou, you just saved me! For the last couple hours I've been trying to recover my GTA4 saved games and settings from the data backed up from my old failed hard drive and you just gave me the answer. Thanks!

But the reason for going through all this was to try out the new "remapping patch" so I could hopefully start using the right mouse button to move forward. I've been using this scheme since the original Doom and so far this is the only game that won't do it. So I feel your pain jimnms.

 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2009, 08:36 WarPig
 
theAntiELVIS?

Holy shit - it's been a long time. Good to see that you're still alive. I used to enjoy your site.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2009, 08:35 WarPig
 
Blue, are you getting my emails?

Hey nin, maybe Blue has just run out of tactful ways of saying, "I'm sure your van is nice but no, I don't want to go camping with you - I don't care how big your sleeping bag is."



 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 9, 2009, 22:37 WarPig
 

Oklahoma Tap Water

Good band name.

 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2009, 09:10 WarPig
 

That's funny because I was just talking to a friend about the same thing a few days ago. It's like the president of Geico felt obligated to promise his new young wife's second cousin who just started his own ad agency a shot at the big-time. They're just terrible.

 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2009, 09:41 WarPig
 

Just a reminder to anyone out there ready to build a new computer - do NOT buy a Seagate Barracuda hard drive! Mine finally died a couple days ago. It was installed in Sept '08 which means it lasted longer than most people's. Plus the firmware update didn't work with the drive so I'm just going to call it a learning experience and get something new.

The good thing is that thanks to this site (I believe it was Ant who dug it up) I was able to read about the problem in advance, buy an external HD, and ghost my Seagate a couple weeks ago. So thanks Blue and probably Ant.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2009, 16:18 WarPig
 

It is ugly out here right now....

I hear ya. Early this fall my company started working 72 hrs every two weeks so everyone could keep their jobs as long as possible. Still, the layoffs started around Thanksgiving. I was finally laid off the week after Christmas but was pimped out to another company for three weeks last month. I started back last week doing my regular job and have been working free overtime because other people's jobs depend on me getting the machine I'm designing ready for manufacture.

No pressure or anything!
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2009, 23:32 WarPig
 

I don't think the emperor would put up with any union bullshit

What are you talking about? I can't believe nobody else pointed out this actual footage...

http://www.videosift.com/video/Robot-Chicken-Star-WarsNot-Fully-Operational-Battle-Station

 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 5, 2009, 20:05 WarPig
 

I never liked Acer. Used one of their laptops once and the quality was rubbish. I never even look at their stuff anymore.

It's funny how things work out for different people, one of my work laptops is an Acer which I started using two years ago and I have to say it's been rock solid from day one. Plus I know there are at least two more Acer laptops and at least four Acer monitors floating around work that have worked out just fine.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2009, 09:42 WarPig
 

Did they run out of timeouts or something and the clock would have run out if they didn't make it on the first try?

That's it exactly. There were only 15 seconds left and they had no timeouts. If they had played to save time earlier in the drive (at one point they used at least 30 seconds after a Hightower first down which ran the clock under a minute) they then would have at least had the option of a run or two which could have made play-action a threat. As it was the Steelers knew that they didn't have to worry about the run.

Great game though. Disappointing maybe, but wildly entertaining.

 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 31, 2009, 13:20 WarPig
 
I think that's a great idea Blue. I've always hated the two week layoff also (next year they're playing the Pro Bowl during the off-week... whoop-de-dooo). The only idea I like better than your Saturday night game idea is turning the Monday after into a National Holiday.

 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2009, 09:40 WarPig
 

Obviously a collision at that speed would have been trivial

Just as long as the car you were hitting wasn't a Pinto!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glcj0szvevU
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 21, 2009, 21:01 WarPig
 

Someone needs to read up on the term "brick" and what it stands for...if it is recoverable, it isn't bricked.

Not technically, but as far as I'm concerned, when someone has a HD turn useless they can call it anything they want until they strip it out of their machine, wait for an RMA number, package it up, probably pay shipping, wait until it gets back, and then finally get up and running again.

At that point it's not a brick.

Add to that the cost of the new, non-Seagate drive that was probably bought in the meantime to get up and running while all this is happening.

And this is also counting the free data recovery that Seagate just announced this week. What does 500GB of data usually cost to recover if you had to pay for it?
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2009, 20:49 WarPig
 

That song has a crazy time signature.

Do any of these "music games" have any Tool songs? I asked a friend of mine who's been a professional musician for nearly 30 years to listen to a couple Tool tunes and tell me what the time signature was and it was something like - "thats 5/4... now it's 4/4 but this part I think is 7/8... ok now it's back to 4/4..." It wasn't that exactly but it was weird.

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 19, 2009, 22:25 WarPig
 

Wow, this Seagate thing is quickly going from bad to worse. Yesterday they released a new firmware iso that was bricking working drives left and right. Then earlier today they released another version that seemed to be working (although maybe not for all drives) and now, within the last hour or so, they've pulled that one too.

It really feels like they're panicking over there - and I don't blame them - this kind of thing could kill the company, especially in this economy.
 
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3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 18, 2009, 16:05 WarPig
 
Well FUCK!

This is just great. Although Seagate says that my serial number shouldn't be affected (although I don't know why, my HD matches every other criteria) I just bought a copy of Norton Ghost and an external HD. Of course this isn't all bad since having everything backed up is a good thing... but still.

The other thing that might be going for me is that my drive has now been working for four months and it sounds like almost all of these drives are dying within three months.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: B.I.P. - Hudson Reide Jan 17, 2009, 13:06 WarPig
 
Congrats!

And I'm sure Blue is honored that you named your first born after his dog.
 
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