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Signed On Jun 15, 2005, 14:44
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News Comments > The Lord of the Rings Online Open Beta World Tour
26. $5 preorder? Mar 30, 2007, 18:46 Chipsystems
I've found a couple of people on the net touting the "$5 preorder", where you'd get to play the beta for a month for $5. However, I cannot find this deal anywhere. Everywhere I go seems to be perfectly willing to sell the preorder for full price, which is significantly less good of a deal than spending $5 to play the game for a month and deciding about buying it later...

Can anyone clear up my confusion? Did this deal exist at one point, and now exists no longer?
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
51. Re: Wait Feb 8, 2006, 09:58 Chipsystems
People consider Chuck Norris badass? Do these people realise that Chuck Norris is, in fact, older than Harrison Ford and Sean Connery COMBINED?

I thought that part of the humor was that he's really not that badass, and thus folks are making fun of that.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Flowers for jack... bauer? Jan 24, 2006, 14:09 Chipsystems
I thought that was going to be a "24" thing at first. From all of the terrorists who he has single-handedly crushed over the years.

I mean, seriously, that character is amazing.

boop -- beep -- boop -- beep

edit: I wish I could type a post correctly the first time.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Parking Zone... Jan 23, 2006, 15:18 Chipsystems
... crashes on my computer on board 4 (I think). Right when I have to move the top-right (red) car into its home in the top left, it wigs out on me... Anyone else have the same problem?

Not that it was really a good game, just curious and bored at work, I guess.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Silly question? Jan 6, 2006, 13:55 Chipsystems
Ok... so my problem with wind farms is, if we keep building them, will the wind stop? I mean, there's only so much energy in the wind to take, right? And at a certain point, won't there be enough resistance to make things less windy?

And I am serious about this...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Sigh Nov 8, 2005, 12:00 Chipsystems
Baseball has had the Questec system in place for a few years now in various ball parks. Questec is the company contracted by MLB to use cameras to accurately determine balls and strikes. They then use this data to evaluate an ump's performance. They do have plans to get Questec in every ball park, and I'm not sure of their progress at this time.

Umps reportedly agree with Questec on ~95% of the calls. If a particular ump's calls start getting very out of line with Questec, the union talks to him about it to correct the problem. So, there is some sort of checks and balances system with electronic strike zone control.

As for the replay, you don't have to go overboard right away. Some people would be content with just using replay to determine if a ball is a HR or not (foul or fair, above the HR line or not, kind of thing).

Lastly, recent studies have been done that show that success in playoffs (making the playoffs, getting to the DS, the LCS, the WS) has a significant and long lasting effect on a team's revenue. When we're talking about 10s of millions of dollars then, I think it's very necessary to make sure human error does not determine the outcome of a game/series.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Gas pump. Nov 3, 2005, 12:51 Chipsystems
these kinda things makes me glad that the gas pumps in norway can't be locked, we have to keep holding the handle down to keep the pump going. (those handles get rather cold at -4 degrees Fahrenheit though.)

That's why you use your gas cap to wedge between the handle to keep it on if you don't have a lock. Then you never need the lock!

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News Comments > Into the Black
25. Knight moves problem Aug 26, 2005, 00:34 Chipsystems
Yay! I did the problem in the minimum 63 moves. I doubt I could do it twice in a row, but, still feels good.

It was just as much trial and error as it was strategy, but what was funny was at move 50 or so I thought I was done; a quick look at the board and I thought that I hand't left myself with an exit, so I flurried through the last through clicks and was amazed when I realized that it had happened.

Took me about 15 minutes... I wonder if doing it a second time would take me twice as long...

Good ol' lady luck...

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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Ugghh Aug 24, 2005, 07:17 Chipsystems
My cousin's dog (english setter) attacked a porcupine in upstate NY once. It was such a scene. We were in the middle of nowhere, and it took an hour just to get the dog to the vet in Utica. Apparently it's pretty common occurence in the veterinary world to do a "quill job".

The dog didn't look as bad as the photo of that pitbull, but still pretty horrible...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. BF2 Aug 22, 2005, 00:08 Chipsystems
Just got done with a BF2 session. On the two servers I was on, neither VoIP nor revive was working. It made gameplay awesome!

Seriously though, without VoIP, it's so much less fun to play. I watch my squadmates die, unable to warn them about dangers quickly and efficiently.

Oh yeah, and does anyone actually like Dragon Valley? Am I just not playing it right or something?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Big game could roam US plains Aug 18, 2005, 17:29 Chipsystems
Btw, the wolf reintroduction was thought about and planned for over FIVE YEARS by a group of scientists. And it didn't work.

Can you post a link to somewhere where I could read about this? You have me curious now...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Big game could roam US plains Aug 18, 2005, 16:43 Chipsystems
Right, because as we all know, as soon as someone in a university thinks about something for long enough, it automatically becomes the BEST thing ever, right? And the fact that HE HIMSELF blabs about the one hour version doesn't seem to make for a biased source, right?

Meh... all I'm saying is if the man has thought about it a lot, it might be feasible. And I thought it was silly that he warned people not to jump to any conclusions and to asked for people to hear him out, and then you went ahead and jumped to the conclusion without hearing him out.

Hey, I can say something like that too. If I only post about something less than five times, it's usually true but not always. But when I post about something five times or more, I'm always right. Ergo, the guy is a schmuck.

Umm... ok.

But hey, if you want to believe that introducing LIONS to the great plains in the US is a smart thing to do, go right ahead. Make sure to bring your rifle next time you go camping though.

I'm not sold on the idea, either. But, I read the article and filed it away as an interesting idea, with doubts about it's feasibility. My earlier post was more a comment on your staunch belief that you were right, and he was just an idiot.

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36. Re: Big game could roam US plains Aug 18, 2005, 16:18 Chipsystems
The quote from Creston:

In short, this is another "idea" that some lamebrain schmuck somewhere spouts off without ever thinking of the implications that man will have on that idea.

Direct from the article:

"If we only have 10 minutes to present this idea, people think we're nuts," said Harry Greene, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University, US.

"But if people hear the one-hour version, they realise they haven't thought about this as much as we have."

However, Creston, who's had only a few hours to think about this at most, and had less than the "10 minute presentation", immediately thinks that the other guy is the "lamebrain schmuck" who "spouts off without thinking of the implications".

All that said, Creston did post a gem of a link today with the "Revenge of the Sith" thing. In my surfing from that website, I found this link:

Which is priceless. Because ultimately, we are all just "crap shooting monkeys".

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
77. Re: Name in a novel Aug 18, 2005, 16:18 Chipsystems
Test Post

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32. Re: Truck Explosion Aug 12, 2005, 14:06 Chipsystems
There were actually 2 people in the cab of the truck. The person driving behind them who saw the accident ran up to the cab of the truck and pulled both people out of the cab and hauled them away from the accident. They were about 75 yards from the truck when it exploded.

Thanks for the clarification, Genesi.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
82. Re: Owens Aug 12, 2005, 14:05 Chipsystems
A player wants money NOW, in THIS year, because he has NO guarantee he's going to get ANY money next year.

What about the team? You could change that to: "They want the performance from their player NOW, in THIS year, because they have NO guarantee he's going to do ANY thing for them next year."

I really don't see how this is a bad thing that the contracts aren't binding. You should get what you pay for. And pay for what you get.

"Hmm, cut Harrison, sign a few better defensive players, maybe we can beat these guys."
And bye bye Marvin! Thanks for all your hard work!

Yeah, if someone else thinks he's worth that much then that year, they'll sign him. It's as easy as that.

And I don't feel that bad for Harrison. He gets to play football and make millions.

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81. Re: Owens Aug 12, 2005, 13:58 Chipsystems
My stance on the A-Rod thing always coincides with an absolutely great quote from Joe Morgan two years ago, when he and Jon Miller were talking about if A-Rod should be the MVP, even though Texas was in last place.

Joe Morgan, "It's not A-Rod's fault that they're in last place."

Please, rarely listen to Joe Morgan. He is the greatest 2B of all time. But I wouldn't trust him anywhere near a front office.

He got it right that time (fairly impossible to get wrong, A-Rod was having a fantastic year by anybody's standards). But it doesn't happen often.

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21. Truck Explosion Aug 12, 2005, 11:37 Chipsystems
I was surprised that the driver and passenger of the truck were still in one piece, let alone alive. That crater is absolutely MASSIVE. Either the cab was built like a bomb shelter, or these guys should go to Vegas. Now.

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75. Re: Owens Aug 12, 2005, 10:16 Chipsystems
-- To give another example, everyone is shitting on A-Rod in baseball for that 252 million dollar contract. Why is that A-Rod's fault? Nowadays, all the columnists are bitching that "He knew full well that with that amount of money, the Rangers wouldn't be able to build a competitive team around him." --

No, it's really simple. A-Rod took the money over a winning baseball team. That's fine with me and everyone else. You just can't be unhappy about losing if you're part of the problem. Of course, the bigger problem in all this is that Scott Boras got Tom Hicks to outbid himself to the tune of $90M more. And they thew their money away on Chan Ho Park.

Btw, I thought Favre should have kept his mouth shut when his teammate was holding out for more money.

I think I completely disagree here. But I think I always disagree when it comes to holdouts. I've never seen the reason for a player not to show up to practice. If they want to "hold out", then I think they can do it just fine by not playing in any regular season games. Just don't show up on Sunday. Every other day of the week, get out there and bust your hump just like every one else.

But I think more to the point, it DOES matter to a guy like Favre. Favre is not much longer for the NFL. He wants to win. Players holding out (by either not coming to practice or not playing in games) make the team not as good, and thus less capble of winning. Thus, it affects Favre a lot.

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News Comments > Into the Black
15. Re: Westvleteren 12 BEER ! Aug 12, 2005, 09:15 Chipsystems
Most of the major brands of beer in the US (Bud, Coors, Miller, etc.) is 4.5-5% by volume. Bud is specifically 5%. Light beers usually weigh in at about .5% to 1.0% less than that.

And yes, % by weight and % by volume are different. A 4% by volume is about 3.2% by weight.

Lastly, what's the best way to buy Harpoon Winter Warmer? When it's in season, do I just call every place I can buy beer and ask if they carry it? Is there some way to find this information on the web?

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