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#273782
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That's quite enough for now
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I agree with you ric. Things have gone downhill. It just isn't the same without some of the old people that have since gone away. I even find myself wondering if its worth stopping here anymore.

I hope you stop by again so you can at least read this thread. Back in October, I was going through a hard time and even if I didn't take your advice fully (I hope you know/remember what I mean) the fact that you tried to help meant a great deal. Things are much better now. They got better shortly into November. I am pretty sure I said this before, but just in case, thank you.
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#272322
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Valentine's Day
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So how did you treat your girlfriend/wife/partner?
My what?
You do realize this is a Star Wars forum?

But seriously, it was almost business as usual for me (as in, just another day).
I did spend a few hours that day helping provide some moral support to an ex-coworker/friend who's fallen on hard times over the last few months.
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#269684
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The Super Bowl
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Rooting for the...Bears...this year and I'm going to be the only person in my family doing so.
Reason 1: I want Peyton Manning to be this generation's Dan Marino. Top-notch QB, just never getting the ring.
Reason 2: In the grand NFC vs. AFC scheme of things, I'm an NFC fan.

The reason I'm the only one rooting for the Bears? I and my family are huge Packers fans. They can't get past the fact that the Packers and Bears are arch-rivals.

This Super Bowl marks a milestone, however, for the family. Its the first time we'll be watching in HD. I watched the Packers vs. Bears game on New Years Eve in HD just over a month ago and it was amazing.
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#265036
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PS3 or Wii?
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Originally posted by: Nanner Split
I have yet to see a PS3 controller, because every time I see a PS3 set up in a game store, they're just using PS2 controllers. What gives?
I believe the PS3 controllers are only offered as wireless. A store couldn't simply leave them out or they'd be stolen. Since the system has compatibility to use PS2 controllers, they put those out so people can play.

A few places have Wiis you can play on, but as I understand it, controllers are held behind the employee desk and to use one you have to give them your driver's licence or a credit card to ensure you bring the controller back. A coworker was telling me about his first experience playing one.
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#264432
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Modern technology making us stupid and antisocial is a bunch of bologne.
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Originally posted by: Darth Chaltab
Stupid? No.
In a way, I agree, but in a way, I also disagree. See below for more.

If you look at an average kid today, they know plenty about computers, the internet, etc. etc. etc. However, if you were to ask them to go plow a field for you, or hunt down a rabbit for dinner, they'd fail miserably.
Also, if you asked a kid to multiply 12x12, under most circumstances, I believe they'd struggle with it, unless you put a calculator in their hand.

However, a kid a hundred years ago would probably have much less difficulty with these same tasks (hunting or plowing a field), but wouldn't understand computers.
I also think this kid would have no trouble working out 12x12 without the calculator, but shown the calculator, they would be confused and probably amazed by it.

--Kids are no less intelligent than they were before, but their knowledge is in a different area. In that way, I agree with you.

--However, I believe that some things, like being able to multiply, read, write etc. are universal and should be known regardless of time period, race, wealth or other factors. Kids nowadays are too dependent on technology for all the answers. They know the answers, but not why they are right. In that way, I have to disagree with you.
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#263168
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Do you know of any really good DVD playing software?
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Must agree with Zombie084 and ferris209, WinDVD is my preferred player.

I've used PowerDVD, CyberDVD, Interactual and I always end up coming back to WinDVD. The CyberDVD program (I think that was the name) was a good player, but the sound skipped. Interactual gives you too little control. WinDVD plays well, gives you a lot of control and the feature I used most is the screen capture.
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#262565
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Dominoes or Pizza Hut?
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Originally posted by: JarHead413
Originally posted by: starkiller
Little Caesars was great pizza. There used to be a few stores around Cleveland, but they disappeared years ago.

Jarhead413, are you IN Wisconsin? I really highly recommend Rocky Rococo's if you can find one near you. It is some of the most amazing pizza my family has ever had. The sause is very spicy, the sausage is huge (not like the dinky things you get at Pizza Hut or Dominos) and the crust is wonderful.

vbangle,
Carl's is the West coast name. In the Eastern US, its called Hardees and if you want to experience something as close to a heart attack as you can get at a national chain, the Monster Thickburger is, just that, a monster. I had one a couple years ago. I had it for lunch, and I was still full at dinner time. 1400 calories and over 100 grams of fat.


I'm in Milwaukee until February, then up to Green Bay. I've definitely heard of Rocky Rococo's and everyone I know but me has eaten there, it just never happens to be when I'm around. But I think I'm about to make it a point to. Spicy sauce I think i'll be fine with but I'm very interested in these massive balls of sausage you present me with. (totally gay sounding...as it were)
According to their website, there's 2 in Milwaukee and 2 in Green Bay.
I couldn't find a picture of a whole pizza, but I did find this:
https://www.rockyrococo.com/images/super_combo.gif
Says:
Pan Style Pizza By the Slice
Super Slices (3/4 Pound of Pizza)


Looks like their sausage chunks are about the same size around as a pepperoni slice.
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#262512
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Dominoes or Pizza Hut?
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Originally posted by: Zion
Hardees was it's own restaurant until Carl's Jr. bought them out somewhere in the 90's. They're not exactly the same though. When I was in Montana there was a Hardees open 24 hours, but it had some stuff you don't see at Carl's, like real ice cream. The CJ's here in Denver don't have exactly the same menu and have those famous "six dollar burgers".
I thought they were basically the same. My mistake then.
I knew that Hardees was its own place. As long as I can remember, there has been one in the town where I grew up.

I wish there was one nearby. The nearest one is out of the county. Our (my family I mean) best guess is that Hardees hires non-union workers, and Cleveland is an extremely unionized city.
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#262488
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Dominoes or Pizza Hut?
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Little Caesars was great pizza. There used to be a few stores around Cleveland, but they disappeared years ago.

Jarhead413, are you IN Wisconsin? I really highly recommend Rocky Rococo's if you can find one near you. It is some of the most amazing pizza my family has ever had. The sause is very spicy, the sausage is huge (not like the dinky things you get at Pizza Hut or Dominos) and the crust is wonderful.

vbangle,
Carl's is the West coast name. In the Eastern US, its called Hardees and if you want to experience something as close to a heart attack as you can get at a national chain, the Monster Thickburger is, just that, a monster. I had one a couple years ago. I had it for lunch, and I was still full at dinner time. 1400 calories and over 100 grams of fat.
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#261019
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Do you have a gun?
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I think JediSage pretty well explained the having multiple weapons...different jobs. Wouldn't hunt a deer with a shotgun because you couldn't do enough damage to kill it on one shot.

However, I better understand the stigma you are talking about Ric, regarding weapons. Your shocked by the level of knowledge. If I had said "I've considered getting a pistol." you'd be less shocked by that than "I've considered getting the Glock 17, a 9mm parabellum semi-auto with a 17 round clip that once concerned many people because of its nickname 'The plastic gun'. The gun is actually 84% metal by weight."

Well, in my case at least, I'm a researcher and an observer. I think I've mentioned that before...I like to investigate my options before I make a big decision on something. If you will forgive the pun, I rarely go off half-cocked. I consider purchasing and owning a gun a big decision.
One of the big things of the comic Spiderman was "With great power, comes great responsibility." Well, you own a gun and you have power over those without one, so its my responsibility to use it the right way.
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#260881
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Do you have a gun?
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Originally posted by: bad_karma24
You think the US has freedom with regards to firearms? It depends on the state, but where I live (California) I cannot even begin to tell you all the restrictions placed on firearms, both extreme and understandable laws.
Note: California. Home of Hollywood, San Francisco, Berkley and the 9th Circus Court of Appeals.
Did you expect some kind of freedom??

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#260855
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Do you have a gun?
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Well, Ric, it probably is cultural.
The US's relative freedom regarding private ownership of weapons means its just another part of some people's lives, where as in other, more restrictive countries, its not. It could also be media-related. I have more knowledge of weapons because of shows on the History Channel...and I took a military history class in high school.

May not be the best example, but imagine going to Africa and trying to talk to a tribesman about the Internet. They'd have no more clue about it than if they tried to tell you about bringing down a Wildebeest with a spear or bow-and-arrow.
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#260555
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Do you have a gun?
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I've heard that about the Gerand.

I do not own a gun, however since Ohio passed a law allowing conceal/carry, I have thought about taking the classes and taking the tests necessary in getting a permit to participate. If I bought one, I think I'd go with a Glock 17 or the Walther PPK (I believe its still in production).

The only "real" weapons I have are from a recent halloween costume I put together. 1. A wooden bokken roughly 3-4 feet long and 2. 3 steel bo-shuriken. The shuriken could imflict some major damage to a person thrown properly, but the bokken would just hurt to get hit with.
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#260111
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The $$$ spent on the war on terror
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Originally posted by: Luke Skywalker
no it wont. but neither will spending billions of dollars on a war which is making certain areas more worse of and poor than they already were.
Haven't read the everthing here, probably not going to read everything because I, like Darth Chaltab, would probably be better off keeping out of the discussion.

However, I must take issue with this comment. Maybe I'm mis-reading it, maybe I'm not. If you think Iraq is becoming worse and, more importantly, poorer, I have to disagree.

The Kurdish regions in the North are actually doing so well that those few coalition still there are hard pressed for things to do. The Kurds are so much better off than they were under Saddam. Schools are being built and stocked with materials at an amazing pace all over the country, and much of the work is being done by the military. Money produced by the sales of oil is no longer being stockpiled and hoarded by the Saddam handpicked elite. The people finally have the freedom to own things like cell phones and satellite dishes.

Is it a warzone? I'm not denying it is. What people are forgetting is that rebuilding and stabilizing a country is not a 2-4 year process. The US government was still in Berlin in the 1960s...that's over 15 years after the end of World War 2 and we have a great deal more cultural similarities with them.

A media that feeds on the ratings generated by bad news fails to show all the good being done in the country.

I may, at some point, return to address Arnie.D's original comments. I'm not sure.
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#260086
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BSG
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Originally posted by: JediSage
BSG American TV time slot news:

Time Slot Change

It's been said that ratings are down and bleeding, although I can't understand why. I'm curious to know what effect this will have on the Caprica spin-off.
There has been speculation, on the Stargate side of things, that Stargate SG-1 and Battlestar Galactica fed off each other in terms of ratings, i.e. Battlestar people tuned in earlier for Stargate and Stargate people kept watching the channel to see Battlestar.

When Battlestar went on hiatus and new Stargate episodes came on, its ratings took a hit, to the point that the show has not been renewed for its next season. Now, we are witnessing a Battlestar without Stargate with similar results.
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#256727
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Leia's Role in the Rebellion
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Originally posted by: auximenies
Well, they do call him "Commander Skywalker" around Echo Base, FWIW.
Yes, but I don't recall anyone using a rank with him throughout ROTJ. He may have resigned his commission at some point between the 2 movies then later gotten reinstatement OR there was never a time when he was addressed by a lower-ranking officer in the movie.