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Signed On Oct 15, 2009, 07:09
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News Comments > Civilization V Patch Notes
6. Re: Civilization V Patch Notes Nov 11, 2010, 19:06 Pankin
 
^ Did an expansion for Civ V come out already? What, sir, are you talking about?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2010, 23:58 Pankin
 
It may or may not matter but Raleigh is the capitol of NC and we were gathered in the main Wake County Courthouse.

Meaning: if I served in, say, Charlotte (a city in the western part of NC) that things might have functioned differently.

And come to think of it, it was every other Tuesday. It just seemed like every Tuesday. But they said adding an extra day to the regular Monday Grand Jury was an effort to "catch up" with the backlog. Apparently, they were able to get funding for our sessions. Each member of the jury was paid $12 each session (day). I'd have gladly paid them $112 to not be a part of it and I'll do just about anything to avoid it in the future.

http://videosift.com/video/How-Liz-Lemon-gets-out-of-Jury-Duty-6-sec

Unlike Ms. Lemon, we didn't even undergo a voir dire process or I might've tried something like that.

That's what I get for voting. And Bush went to NC that year anyway (I'd have voted for a wet sponge over Bush).

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2010, 22:03 Pankin
 
Well, going into it, I thought it would be a single case too.

Maybe Harvey Batman, Esq. can shed some light on exactly what kind of jury this was...but we heard testimony for 25-30 individual cases every Tuesday. Our task: determine probable cause.

There are no lawyers, no judges, no court reporters, no baliffs. Just the 15-18 jury members (depending on the day) sitting in a cold room watching the parade of police officers, investigators, detectives, etc. describing the cases they’d been involved with and what the particulars were. Based on what they told us, we had to determine a) if a crime had been committed and b) if it’s likely that the suspect committed that crime.

This went on for six months.

There was another group of jurors that did the same thing on Mondays.

Some of the cases involved juveniles but mostly, they were drug-related, and some were very violent. I think I'm safe revealing such peripheral info, right Batman?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2010, 19:15 Pankin
 
I served on the Grand Jury in Raleigh, NC a few years back and it was the most depressing thing I've ever been forced to go through. I cannot supply details (as I'm sure has been pounded into your head by the jury wranglers too) but I will say that I never ever want to do it again.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Gaming in the Boonies Oct 29, 2010, 01:37 Pankin
 
Hey, instead of a Boondock Saints game, how about a Troy Duffy simulator?

You ARE Troy Duffy. Harvey Wienstien has just purchased your script and your bar and arranged to sign your crappy band to a new record label. The purpose of the game is to lose EVERYTHING as quickly as possible.

Now there's a game I might purchase.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: McAllister vs. Tallahassee Bridge Oct 26, 2010, 23:50 Pankin
 
John McAllister jumped off the Tallahassee Bridge into a pool of lava.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 21, 2010, 20:02 Pankin
 
Blue wrote on Oct 21, 2010, 11:34:
He has repeatedly stated he'd like to continue working, however he has a lot of complaints, including too much work (in spite of cutting back to 4 days and all his vacation time)

You've probably heard this before but here it is anyway.

I have so many old recordings of Howard back when he was on XRK (you know, back when he was funny) that I no longer miss having Sirius. Plus with Artie gone, it's really really unfunny.

He was a pioneer though. Gotta give 'em that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Oct 21, 2010, 02:09 Pankin
 
Does anyone use RealPlayer for anything anymore? I'm genuinely curious.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - RailWorks 2
2. Re: Steamships Ahoy - RailWorks 2 Oct 21, 2010, 02:06 Pankin
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 20, 2010, 23:24:
On to another set of 600 addons that add like 1 carriage each...

@ $19.99 each

Can you imagine paying for all those?

I wouldn't have a difficult time understanding if it was a model railroad collector, you know? ...spending 20 bucks here, 20 bucks there on the odd diesel or coal-burning engine or what-have-you. His basement having been converted to a miniature train-world with plaster of paris mountains and pipe cleaner pine trees.

But for software? In a virtual world? I don't get it.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 19, 2010, 22:14 Pankin
 
Worst Italian accents ever?

"Gorlami."
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Oct 19, 2010, 03:05 Pankin
 
^ Yeah, that fucker could sing.
 
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News Comments > Civilization V Patch Plans
14. Re: Civilization V Patch Plans Oct 13, 2010, 23:03 Pankin
 
I'm a new Civ player so I don't have much experience to know the substantive differences between V and IV...

but...

Of the 10 or so campaigns I've played in Civ V, I've always had to go to war. Always. I've ordered Civ IV (incl Warlords and BtS) from Amazon for $17 to get an idea of what diplomatic play feels like. Yes, I know I can get it thru Steam but I don't wanna.

But man, Amazon users sure seem to genuinely dislike the simplified Civ V!
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Beta Drivers
2. Re: NVIDIA Beta Derivers Oct 11, 2010, 22:34 Pankin
 
Deriver is most commonly used thusly:

"I stuffed the cat in the bag and threw the bag in deriver."
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
1. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 9, 2010, 15:51 Pankin
 
The 3DS' Battery Won't Last As Long As The DS, you say?

<brando> the horror </brando>
 
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News Comments > The Bible Online Launches
23. Re: The Bible Online Launches Sep 28, 2010, 23:48 Pankin
 
I wanna play as Abraham and prove my piety by killing my own child. Big fun.

Or...

I'll play as Lot and have my hot daughters fuck me while I'm drunk. Even bigger fun.

Or...

I'll play Elijah and ask god to unleash wild she-bears on as many insolent children as possible.

Good times.
 
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News Comments > LEGO Universe Gets Very Testy
10. Re: LEGO Universe Gets Very Testy Sep 27, 2010, 23:44 Pankin
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 27, 2010, 18:58:
Have you ever met a 8 to 14 year old who could tell you why he doesn't like something?

I'll extend this question to include most adults as well. People, no matter what age, need only to say that X = suxxors and that seems to be good enough.

There are exceptions, of course, but their rarity serves only to emphasize the rule.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
1. Re: Evening Previews Sep 20, 2010, 21:44 Pankin
 
What an annoying article layout! Going from number 1 to 10 is such a chore! Not you, Blue. You did what you could to aid readability, preesh.

But man-o-man, what were they thinking? Condense that shit already! No one cares THAT much.
 
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News Comments > David Allen vs. Quest Online Resumes
21. Re: David Allen vs. Quest Online Resumes Sep 20, 2010, 21:38 Pankin
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 20, 2010, 21:16:
You didn't take issue with "constant venemous attacks" and "PhD fraud" ?

Now this won't be as exciting

edit: I don't think you can produce venom.

Oh come on, Seph. The Ph.D thing is SO 1998, it's just SO 20th Century! He's over that.
 
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News Comments > Amnesia Postmortem
6. Re: Amnesia Postmortem Sep 19, 2010, 13:17 Pankin
 
Frictional should do what Introversion did: partner with Steam for a big promotional event. Yes, I know Amnesia is already available on Steam...I'm talking about a specific marketing push designed to beef up sales. Like Introversion did with Darwinia and Defcon.

I mean, you'd think you can't go wrong with a $20 game but who knows? Maybe a higher price point would have provided a different psychological effect:

"for $20, I must not be getting very much"

versus

"$30 is 20 bucks cheaper than most other games, so maybe I'll give it a try."

As for myself, I do not enjoy survival horror games much at all, so I'm the wrong market altogether.
 
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News Comments > David Allen vs. Quest Online Resumes
17. Re: begin the ritual Sep 19, 2010, 12:01 Pankin
 
GayBlade wrote on Sep 19, 2010, 08:32:
Hey Derek, why don't you go find a nice calm pool of water and stare at yourself some more.

Oooh, nice reference, Blade. Truly.
 
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