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Poll: Picking up Brutal Legend tomorrow after work. ... 1,830 Views / 68 Replies  
Picking up Brutal Legend tomorrow after work. The demo absolutely sold me on it.
Posted by G Barnett, on Oct 12, 2009 at 04:13 PM, in Gaming
Well, if it weren't for the "not too hideously... 3,818 Views / 8 Replies  
Well, if it weren't for the "not too hideously expensive" caveat, I'd suggest the Aura from Poetic Tech....

One of these decades, I shall have one. Maybe.
Posted by G Barnett, on Oct 9, 2009 at 07:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Interesting. Looks like they'd be comfortable... 2,379 Views / 36 Replies  
Interesting. Looks like they'd be comfortable for me even with my rather freakishly long toes. May have to see if REI has some for the testing.
Posted by G Barnett, on Jul 24, 2009 at 07:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I use FTP to transfer stuff between my winpc and... 999 Views / 60 Replies  
I use FTP to transfer stuff between my winpc and my mac laptop. it's actually easier than trying to wrangle the built-in networking.
Posted by G Barnett, on Jul 24, 2009 at 07:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Snagged Fallout 3 weekend of the 4th, when Steam... 9,391 Views / 309 Replies  
Snagged Fallout 3 weekend of the 4th, when Steam had it on sale for $24.99. I've now gotten all 4 DLCs for the damn thing and have stayed up until Stupid o'clock far too many nights.

Beat...
Posted by G Barnett, on Jul 20, 2009 at 08:41 PM, in Gaming
I believe for his purposes he's using as a... 843 Views / 39 Replies  
I believe for his purposes he's using as a definition this: "The modern views & values of Conservative Christianity including (but not limited to) such things as Biblical Inerrancy and literalism,...
Posted by G Barnett, on Jul 10, 2009 at 01:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I said "no" to credit slavery many years ago, and... 4,061 Views / 291 Replies  
I said "no" to credit slavery many years ago, and don't regret it a bit. Haven't had a single card since then and it hasn't been an issue at all. At this point I'm living ENTIRELY within my means...
Posted by G Barnett, on Jul 8, 2009 at 07:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's only a modest proposal.... 806 Views / 25 Replies  
It's only a modest proposal....
Posted by G Barnett, on Jul 8, 2009 at 07:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm going to put in a nod to "Giants: Citizen... 620 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm going to put in a nod to "Giants: Citizen Kabuto" here as well. Had much fun with that game, and the deranged British humor in it is marvelous.
Posted by G Barnett, on Jul 8, 2009 at 07:12 PM, in Gaming
Posted this in the thread that sorta led to this... 8,397 Views / 350 Replies  
Posted this in the thread that sorta led to this one being started, and I guess it got missed over there AND it seems more suited to this one anyway, so here it is, again and with feeling. ;)
...
Posted by G Barnett, on Jun 22, 2009 at 12:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh, I know, it's probably completely political... 520 Views / 45 Replies  
Oh, I know, it's probably completely political poison, but it does seem to be the most effective way to fix things without completely overhauling the system and subsuming it under government...
Posted by G Barnett, on Jun 19, 2009 at 05:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
See, I've somewhat recently come of the opinion... 520 Views / 45 Replies  
See, I've somewhat recently come of the opinion that one of the biggest things we could do to fix our healthcare situation is to legislatively revert the insurance business back to the way it started...
Posted by G Barnett, on Jun 19, 2009 at 05:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A hot, redheaded Scottish companion. If she... 8,698 Views / 190 Replies  
A hot, redheaded Scottish companion. If she sounds anything like Shirley Manson of Garbage.... well, won't care about anything else, really. Though if she's able to stand toe-to-toe with the...
Posted by G Barnett, on May 29, 2009 at 06:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Now the next Doctor's first companion... 8,698 Views / 190 Replies  
Now the next Doctor's first companion (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/29/who_companion/) has been announced.

Yah, she's young which'll bring the inevitable Rose comparisons, but she's...
Posted by G Barnett, on May 29, 2009 at 04:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Well, I joined the 360 owners club 2 weeks ago... 350,267 Views / 9,786 Replies  
Well, I joined the 360 owners club 2 weeks ago (yay for tax refunds!). Got 4 games for it so far; L4D, Mass Effect, Star Ocean: The Last Hope and Castle Crashers (via Live).

More to be purchased,...
Posted by G Barnett, on May 22, 2009 at 03:36 PM, in Gaming
Well, it wasn't for lack of trying, though. :lol: 21,037 Views / 694 Replies  
Well, it wasn't for lack of trying, though. :lol:
Posted by G Barnett, on May 12, 2009 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm going to state this very simply: Jackie... 2,129 Views / 91 Replies  
I'm going to state this very simply:

Jackie Earle Haley:Rorschach::Heath Ledger:Joker

Yes, he really was that good.
Posted by G Barnett, on Mar 9, 2009 at 12:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Unless it involves something the relgious leaders... 3,034 Views / 186 Replies  
Unless it involves something the relgious leaders (of whatever stripe) deem "immoral" -- then it's all about the control. Hell, the Right is all about top-down authoritarian-type control anyway. ...
Posted by G Barnett, on Feb 5, 2009 at 02:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There's a major problem with those comparisons,... 2,295 Views / 126 Replies  
There's a major problem with those comparisons, as detailed here (http://scienceblogs.com/goodmath/2009/01/apples_vs_orchards_comparing_i.php).

The quick summary: the amount being quoted for W's...
Posted by G Barnett, on Jan 22, 2009 at 04:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
For me it's Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 which... 436 Views / 12 Replies  
For me it's Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 which was just released for the PS2.

Yes, PS2 -- though if they make one in this series for the PS3 that'll be my final cue to get one.... :)
Posted by G Barnett, on Dec 15, 2008 at 12:56 PM, in Gaming
Short debunking here... 515 Views / 38 Replies  
Short debunking here (http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2008/12/650_international_scientists_e.php), plus he's got a link to a more detailed dissection of that list in his post.

Frankly, this is...
Posted by G Barnett, on Dec 12, 2008 at 02:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Very lefthanded for almost everything,... 1,856 Views / 91 Replies  
Very lefthanded for almost everything, however....

Mouse -- Left.
Trackball -- Right.
Oldstyle Arcade game joystick (because I gotta be specific with you weirdos ;)) -- Right
Posted by G Barnett, on Dec 1, 2008 at 07:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
At the moment they're mostly dictatorships of one... 1,235 Views / 98 Replies  
At the moment they're mostly dictatorships of one type or another; that's part of it -- disenfranchised groups lashing out under the guise of religion because they can't for some reason yet discern...
Posted by G Barnett, on Nov 28, 2008 at 05:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They were indeed brought to justice -- however... 1,235 Views / 98 Replies  
They were indeed brought to justice -- however there are still to this day people who do hail them as heroes. The only major difference is that our society has become moderate enough that these...
Posted by G Barnett, on Nov 28, 2008 at 04:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Point taken, but also could be cultural... 1,235 Views / 98 Replies  
Point taken, but also could be cultural Palestinians who happen to be Muslim but who could have reasons outside of religion.



American right-wing Christian abortion clinic bombers come to...
Posted by G Barnett, on Nov 28, 2008 at 03:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Actually, Big Mac, from the reports I've seen it... 1,235 Views / 98 Replies  
Actually, Big Mac, from the reports I've seen it hasn't yet been positively established who these bastards are or what group they're with.

Besides, an extremist is an extremist is an extremist...
Posted by G Barnett, on Nov 28, 2008 at 01:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What I find deliciously ironic in this whole... 1,578 Views / 111 Replies  
What I find deliciously ironic in this whole situation is that many of the people whining about "Oh no, they're going to boycott Prop 8 Supporters, the barbarians!!" are the very same people who have...
Posted by G Barnett, on Nov 18, 2008 at 04:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Trickle-down economics, for one. As my housemate... 1,447 Views / 67 Replies  
Trickle-down economics, for one. As my housemate is fond of saying, it's the same as rich folks p***ing on your shoes and telling you it's raining.

And again, it's telling that he didn't include...
Posted by G Barnett, on Nov 11, 2008 at 05:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Considering that it's a horrifically loaded poll,... 1,447 Views / 67 Replies  
Considering that it's a horrifically loaded poll, JFK is the only positive leader on there, so of course he'd be the leading one.

Frankly, I'm expecting an FDR or Lincoln-esque presidency myself,...
Posted by G Barnett, on Nov 11, 2008 at 04:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh no. Monster Hunter for the Wii? Must... 2,043 Views / 29 Replies  
Oh no. Monster Hunter for the Wii?

Must keep my kid from finding out -- he's WAAAYYY into MH2:Freedom on the PSP....

Cue Robby the Robot's flailing arms....
Posted by G Barnett, on Nov 10, 2008 at 06:40 PM, in Gaming
"The marginalization of the Religious Right... 817 Views / 57 Replies  
"The marginalization of the Religious Right Wing."

ok, two, a followup to the first:

"About damn time."
Posted by G Barnett, on Oct 29, 2008 at 06:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Polygamy/polygny is enough of an exception to the... 2,016 Views / 183 Replies  
Polygamy/polygny is enough of an exception to the modern marriage paradigm that it can't be handled by a default "shall issue" mode. Again, consider the list of complications in my prior post; none...
Posted by G Barnett, on Oct 28, 2008 at 06:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Here's the thing -- if you can agree to live as... 2,016 Views / 183 Replies  
Here's the thing -- if you can agree to live as such with X number of individuals and all consider yourself to be married, you're absolutely free to do so. However, to be able to do things like...
Posted by G Barnett, on Oct 28, 2008 at 05:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, the problem here is, you're wanting two... 2,016 Views / 183 Replies  
Well, the problem here is, you're wanting two mutually exclusive things. For it to be legal, the government has to at least acknowledge legality. Conversely, for the government to shut its fat...
Posted by G Barnett, on Oct 28, 2008 at 04:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ahh, the other non-partisan liars camps. :) 986 Views / 73 Replies  
Ahh, the other non-partisan liars camps. :)
Posted by G Barnett, on Oct 24, 2008 at 05:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Camp David? (if that's one of your pics,... 986 Views / 73 Replies  
Camp David?

(if that's one of your pics, sorry, my browser at work ain't pickin' up any images on this board for some reason)
Posted by G Barnett, on Oct 24, 2008 at 01:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Someone's just jealous that his preferred party... 363 Views / 19 Replies  
Someone's just jealous that his preferred party didn't think of it first.
Posted by G Barnett, on Oct 14, 2008 at 07:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Outrage? Awfully strong word to use, really. I... 268 Views / 9 Replies  
Outrage? Awfully strong word to use, really. I prefer to save my outrage for things worthy of it -- you know, the little things: government-sponsored torture, an unjustified war(1), a justified...
Posted by G Barnett, on Oct 10, 2008 at 07:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
He's not joking, and don't call him Shirley.... 403 Views / 14 Replies  
He's not joking, and don't call him Shirley....
Posted by G Barnett, on Oct 7, 2008 at 11:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Here's a nice counterpoint... 976 Views / 30 Replies  
Here's a nice counterpoint (http://michiganmessenger.com/5366/gop-sound-and-fury-about-acorn-is-a-little-bit-nutty) to all the Conservative talking points hit above. He's done his research and...
Posted by G Barnett, on Oct 1, 2008 at 03:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Let's not forget his cigar-chewing turn as the... 1,037 Views / 27 Replies  
Let's not forget his cigar-chewing turn as the villain in "The Hudsucker Proxy." Paul Newman as a baddie -- and sooo good at it.

Damn, there goes a good'un.
Posted by G Barnett, on Sep 29, 2008 at 07:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What is clear is that Wall Street is having its... 1,352 Views / 80 Replies  
What is clear is that Wall Street is having its Jimi Hendrix moment -- they've been drunk on greed and money for too long and now they're drowning in their own vomit wondering how the hell it came to...
Posted by G Barnett, on Sep 25, 2008 at 07:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Textbook, really.... 783 Views / 52 Replies  
Textbook, really. (http://scienceblogs.com/denialism/2007/05/crank_howto.php)

The random bolding, capitalization and bright red text score bonus points.
Posted by G Barnett, on Sep 25, 2008 at 07:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Of course he's helping the crisis, even though... 345 Views / 17 Replies  
Of course he's helping the crisis, even though it's the people being hurt by the crisis who should be the ones receiving the help.
Posted by G Barnett, on Sep 25, 2008 at 01:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Let 'em fail. If there's to be a bailout, then... 1,352 Views / 80 Replies  
Let 'em fail. If there's to be a bailout, then bailout the folks who are going to be directly harmed by this -- the people paying on their mortgages. Pay off every mortgage at risk of default due...
Posted by G Barnett, on Sep 25, 2008 at 01:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Lapsang Souchong would decidedly NOT be a good... 835 Views / 50 Replies  
Lapsang Souchong would decidedly NOT be a good idea, then....
Posted by G Barnett, on Sep 17, 2008 at 05:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think this is the best one of 'em all: ... 577 Views / 21 Replies  
I think this is the best one of 'em all:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwvPHx4galM
Posted by G Barnett, on Jul 31, 2008 at 06:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I was fairly fluent in Spanish -- right up until... 395 Views / 13 Replies  
I was fairly fluent in Spanish -- right up until I spent a year in Bulgaria. Now I'm functionally fluent in Bulgarian but managed to lose most of the Spanish I knew. Ooops.
Posted by G Barnett, on Jul 31, 2008 at 01:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A couple weeks ago, I picked up a PS2 game that... 2,526 Views / 56 Replies  
A couple weeks ago, I picked up a PS2 game that came out last August, but got a re-release with expansion in April. It's an RPG called "Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES" and it's been hogging all...
Posted by G Barnett, on May 12, 2008 at 03:28 PM, in Gaming
Soooo, out of curiosity, why aren't folks who... 5,240 Views / 385 Replies  
Soooo, out of curiosity, why aren't folks who want dimmable fixtures looking into low-power LED bulbs instead of fluorescents? They've typically got better & whiter light, should be easier to dim,...
Posted by G Barnett, on Apr 10, 2008 at 06:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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