PHJF wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 11:34:
Cooking from scratch can actually get stupid expensive. I've made relatively simple dishes that easily end up with a food cost rivaling the price of a meal at a restaurant. I use a simple salsa recipe (roma tomato, green onion, garlic, salt, lime juice, cilantro, hot sauce) that costs significantly more than simply buying a jar of Pace.
ItBurn wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 15:06:
I agree, it's not a sport. Just another competitive activity, BUT.
It's more of a sport than poker though... Take car racing, another activity where there's a debate about it being a sport or not. It demands high reflexes and a lot of physical prowess to win a race, but you're basically doing nothing, sitting in a chair and letting the car do the work. Poker on the other hand requires no physical skill, just your brain. (you could argue that the poker face is physical...). Gaming is like racing. It requires high reflexes, tight coordination and dexterity.
So basically, if you think racing is a sport, gaming should also be a sport.
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 11:12:
Also, Discovery is going the way of TLC. TLC used to be called "The Learning Channel" but they changed it to just TLC and changed all their programming to shit Reality TV.
Cutter wrote on Aug 10, 2014, 11:05:
And yeah, I think I'll take a little drive out to the country tonight to check out the moon!
Xbox exec 'defies you to see resolution and framerate differences on sub-60 inch screens
nin wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 11:50:The GTA Online Independence Day Special – Available Starting Today.
Patch notes here. Some neat stuff and fixes. Wish the content wasn't time limited, however...
Creston wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 16:10:Yosemite Sam wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 14:45:
heh sometimes I log onto a pub and ride around on my bicycle, now that's a challenge.
Yeah, dodging tanks is quite hard if you can't even outrun them
WaltC wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 14:30:jdreyer wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 13:12:
With current technology we could supply the entire USA with solar plants in Arizona, if we had enough of them. Would probably damage the environment there to have that many, but it's not like we're already damaging the environment with coal and nuclear plants already.
I will say I'm so disappointed in our government for their lack of vision. Instead of pouring money into alternative energies to make us energy independent, we'd rather pour money into the military to protect the sea lanes and questionable regimes for oil. It's impressive that Germany gets something like 15% of its electricity from renewables while we get less than 1%.
The government is not the answer and never has been. That you'd think so is a very peculiar idea,imo...;) Private enterprise will be the entity to provide the answers. BTW, your government has in fact been pouring money into alternative power development--just look at Solyndra and Fisker automotive as a couple of prime examples of where all of this "alternative energy development" money has been going: out of the government's in-the-red checkbook right into the bank accounts of hundreds of dishonest and corrupt individuals who are doing little more than robbing the hen house because "the farmer" (the government) is asleep at the switch mentally--lost in a vast ocean of perpetual delusion and political stupidity.
The government is run by pandering, nearly mewling politicians--Congress is made up primarily of inept lawyers, failed comedians, aging actors, and political hacks. Not to mention the sea of faceless, nameless bureaucrats who actually decide how the money Congress collects through taxation and deficit spending will be spent--none of them are remotely qualified as scientists, engineers, or power-plant designers, etc. (Or obviously they'd not be in Congress full-time to begin with!)
The Federal government has become little more than a corrupt money-grab of gargantuan proportions. But, most of Europe is nuclear powered; which is the cleanest, safest, and most efficient power generation possible with current technology. Amazing that we have people who talk about "power," but are scared out of their minds by nuclear power and think that recycling aluminum cans and so forth will get us where we need to be...;)
Basically, for all of recorded history, the earth's environment has steadily tried its very best to kill off the human race, through disease, famine, earthquakes, volcanoes, horrific weather events (hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons, etc.), and more. The human race has had to painfully crawl and claw its way up against the environment to establish itself in what we might think of as civilization. I'm much more concerned with our survival as a species than I am with idiotic notions of what we might be doing to an environment that has been trying to kill off the human race for millennia. This planet bears not the slightest resemblance to a "greenhouse" and is incredibly more robust than apparently a lot of people think it is. It is both disappointing and disheartening to see how a gaggle of greedy political hacks has convinced so many of such falsehoods. "Mother Earth" would as soon kill us as nurture us, no question about it...;)
Panickd wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 13:18:jdreyer wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 13:07:xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 09:34:
To be clear, the BN group has been a positive experience, but every interaction with pubs has been very negative....it has been the definition of console pricks.
Maybe the Heists will be available when the PC version is, and the quality of player will be improved?
I honestly don't like the way they've done GTA Online. Making everything persistent was a terrible idea for the kind of people that play GTA in multiplayer. You get XP (or "RP", fucking Rockstar) for killing someone and then more for evading the police that come looking for you after your blood-soaked rampage? Gee I wonder why Los Santos is full of virtual psychopaths? The only reason to play with pubs is if you're looking to add that bit "will I or won't I get shot at random" edge to your experience.
In a lot of ways GTA Online has exactly the same problem as DayZ and all the bullshit survival games. There isn't any point in trusting anyone you don't know so you might as well open fire on them because if you don't they're probably going to kill you. If they plan to make the "heists" happen on open servers half the crew will be shot in random drive-by's before the heist even gets underway.