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by Zapheod
Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 500606

Re: WoWzers!

Haven't played in a while.. Haven't read the forum. One quick question on DKs. Can you start them at lvl 1 or do you have to start them at 55?
by Zapheod
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 203467

Re: I'm so nerdy that I ...

I am so nerdy that I have an action figure of my favorite Psychologist still in the original box. Carl Jung rocks.
by Zapheod
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Urban dead (GRAAAH!!!)
Replies: 444
Views: 41576

Re: Urban dead (GRAAAH!!!)

I wish this game had more levels and skills. I am capped now and even though I enjoy smashing barricades and eating the juciy humans inside I want to be a better zombie. Zombie wife and kids at home, need to prepare for private brain eating schools and a nice retirement in florida(so many slow movin...
by Zapheod
Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 146719

Re: Fallout 3!

I took the perk that increases the amount of Ammo you find. Now I am swimming in everything. I sell most of it now and just keep what I need for Energy and Small arms. It is great to open a ammo box and see 10 rockets. I am now able to decrease the number of guns I carry around so it makes looting/a...
by Zapheod
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 146719

Re: Fallout 3!

Been playing this a bit over the last few days. Only moderately taken with it until today. Today I got the plasma rifle from the replicated man quest, Lincolns rifle and my first gattling laser. Never have I been happier than I am now. The ease with which I mow down enemies brings tears of joy to my...
by Zapheod
Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 249234

Re: High and low point of your day

High - Finally finding the perfect house and putting in a offer
Low - Now I need to wait.. and wait to see if they accept. Put in asking price, no concessions, so I can't see why they wouldn't.. but still sucks to have to wait.
by Zapheod
Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 249234

Re: High and low point of your day

High - Get a shirt in the mail that has on it " I<3 3.141592" because I honestly love baked goods with fruit filling and numbers.
Higher - Get crap from family members who see if for truncating instead of rounding pi. God I love my dorky family
Low - none yet.
by Zapheod
Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Economics books - Developing Nations
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

Economics books - Developing Nations

I am really wondering about what can be done to help developing nations(third world) escape that poverty that grips them. I have been reading a bit but have run into a string of either old or out of print books. Wondering if anyone has done any study in this field and could recommend good literature?
by Zapheod
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Extreme Travel Adventures - Your Input Needed
Replies: 21
Views: 2177

Re: Extreme Travel Adventures - Your Input Needed

Rafting - http://www.rei.com/adventures/trips/nonbrand/frameset.jsp?extsite=http://www.oars.com/ Go to the bottom to find the international trips. There are some in Chili, Fiji, Ecuador, and Peru. All with Class 4/5 rapids/hiking/camping. If I wasn't saving for a house and had the time off this is e...
by Zapheod
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Extreme Travel Adventures - Your Input Needed
Replies: 21
Views: 2177

Re: Extreme Travel Adventures - Your Input Needed

Costa Rica - Canopy Tours, hike to Machu Pichu. Tanzania - climb Kilmanjaro Scuba Dive with Sharks Cave Diving.. easy to fuck up and die Punch an elephant - then attempt to mount and ride sed elephant to freedom Drinking tour of Ireland.. I am sure entertaining times will follow Ride a scooter in Rome
by Zapheod
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 249234

Re: High and low point of your day

For yesterday - High - Looking at properties with my realtor and found one that I am pretty sure I will end up buying Low - a Pigeon had flown into a window and had a broken wing and broken leg. It had obviously been there for awhile because it was hardly moving at all. Options - leave it be and let...
by Zapheod
Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PCI slot/Graphics card confusion
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Re: PCI slot/Graphics card confusion

Do you also have a link for the motherboard? easy enough to check the specifications to see where the issue lies.
by Zapheod
Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online
Replies: 234
Views: 18684

Re: Warhammer Online

Best launch weekend for any MMORPG I have played. I was on for quite a bit sat and sun with no disconnects. This game is by far the most polished game I have seen at release. Some of the things I love: Completely customizable UI Public Quests ease of finding groups Character complexity Skills auto i...
by Zapheod
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PC gaming: Which OS to use?
Replies: 23
Views: 2851

Re: PC gaming: Which OS to use?

Easiest - Windows XP If you plan on having tons of Ram - Vista 64 bit but sometimes there are problems with drivers. Adventurous - Some Linux varient Just to be inclusive - OS X - apple a company worse than Microsoft in my opinion. Basically I would recommend XP. Just because Microsoft says they wil...
by Zapheod
Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3525528

Re: Rant Thread

Why the heck does a computer with a Nvidia 8600 work just fine with my TV but a computer with a Radeon 4850 won't work at all.. Same wiring.. all other components the same.. just a different graphics card.. Makes no sense what so ever and now I don't know what type of graphic cards will work.. Do I ...
by Zapheod
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 249234

Re: High and low point of your day

High - Replacement CPU arrived today. My expensive box of parts will finally become a computer! Higher - Talked to fellow employees about the person I just replaced. Apparently he did not know how to use Excel and was trying to do sales forecasting manually, was old, had questionable smells and was ...
by Zapheod
Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hardware Compatibility(building my first computer)
Replies: 23
Views: 2753

Re: Hardware Compatibility(building my first computer)

Only thing I would reccomend is faster RAM. that Ram is only 800 MHz and DDR2 but the motherboard supports 1600 MHZ and DDR3. Maybe something along the lines of: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104048 DDR3 1600 MHz Kingston RAM. or if you are partial to Corsair: http://www.n...
by Zapheod
Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: TOP TIPS
Replies: 72
Views: 7141

Re: TOP TIPS

Further research: Knobs do nothing :( Oh well. I do know, on the other hand, that getting computerised call centres sucks. So mash the keypad. The computer thinks you're on a rotary dial phone and connects you straight through to a real person. Just press anything, doesn't matter what. :D I'm told ...
by Zapheod
Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online
Replies: 234
Views: 18684

Re: Warhammer Online

Speaking to server balance, They have actually put in Faction population caps to try to keep one side from being too heavily favored. In addition they are providing benefits to lower populations on servers if the balance is too great. The interview stated that these would only affect leveling/PVE an...
by Zapheod
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online
Replies: 234
Views: 18684

Re: Warhammer Online

Example of more complex game play - Bright Wizard - Spells have a combustion stat More combustion = higher crit rate and crit damage also increases chance to harm self and party. Can't just spam high damage spells are day Dwarf Healer - Healing spells charge and increase effectiveness based on melee...
by Zapheod
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 249234

Re: High and low point of your day

High - Getting all the parts for my new computer in the mail.
low - not enough screws
lower - once screws bought determined that CPU or Mobo are DOA(probably CPU)
lowest - warhammer Beta started yesterday and I can't play until I get replacements from NewEgg
by Zapheod
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online
Replies: 234
Views: 18684

Re: Warhammer Online

I think the big difference between Wow and WAR is the focus of the game and the execution of certain aspects. The fact that you can and are encouraged to level up via PVP is a great change. The persistent PVP world(non-instanced) with keeps and capturable main cities provides for a more engaging wor...
by Zapheod
Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Buying a Bike
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: Buying a Bike

Bought the bike this weekend. Found a small bike shop that had been in business for 30+ years that was right next to a college campus. test rode several bikes, ended up getting a bike one level down from what I initially wanted. Giant OCR 2. took about an hour after I decided to buy the bike for the...
by Zapheod
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Motorcycle owners, please reply!
Replies: 16
Views: 3346

Re: Motorcycle owners, please reply!

I would reccomend a 650 cc bike. While you can go 70ish with a smaller bike it is really nice to have added power to help you avoid all the stupid people who will not see you and will change lanes and almost kill you. I will second the thoughts of other people. Take a motorcycle safety course, alway...
by Zapheod
Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Buying a Bike
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Buying a Bike

I have been running for the last 3-4 months but my knees are starting to ache and I have decided to give biking a try. I used to ride quite a bit as a kid but haven't riden in years. My issue is what should I look for in an entry level road bike(less than a grand if possible). So far the only thing ...
by Zapheod
Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Self Defense in schools
Replies: 115
Views: 11199

Re: Self Defense in schools

back when I was in high school I found the easiest way was to mock the person for why they wanted to fight me. Almost everything in high school is about something stupid. ie you looked at my girlfriend or you bumped me or I don't like what you said about so and so but it all boils down to something ...
by Zapheod
Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 249234

Re: High and low point of your day

High - Super Bench arrived in the mail so I can now cancel my gym membership and workout from home. Low - debate with friends about gradual loss of constitutional freedoms and how crappy it is only to find out that they really don't care if the government monitors every aspect of their daily lives s...
by Zapheod
Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who owns a suit?
Replies: 70
Views: 7427

Re: Who owns a suit?

I own one suit. I use it for interviews and weddings. Or sometimes I will just wear jeans a t-shirt and a suit jacket. looks good.
by Zapheod
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online
Replies: 234
Views: 18684

Re: Warhammer Online

now that the NDA is down there is tons of information popping up on this game. Some of the abilities look great and the gameplay seems to reward more multi-role playing instead of single role(ex. Waaagh for Shaman). The fact that you can level up completely in PvP is what is most drawing me to this ...
by Zapheod
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you like that no one else has heard of
Replies: 88
Views: 20617

Re: Books you like that no one else has heard of

Moon Palace by Paul Auster. I picked it up in Germany many years ago and it has been one of my favorite books ever since. I have since read everything written by Paul Auster and this is still his best work. I would classify it as contemporary sur-realism. A great read for anyone(also pick up Timbukt...
by Zapheod
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Psychology Today (magazine)
Replies: 14
Views: 5908

Re: Psychology Today (magazine)

Qualifiers - I have a degree in psychology, graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors. Psychology Today is crap. I tried reading it a few times and was so disgusted with the quality of the articles that I have not picked up a copy in years. It has little bearing on actual psychology. All pop, no sizzle....
by Zapheod
Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: One Hundred Push-ups Challenge
Replies: 144
Views: 15985

Re: One Hundred Push-ups Challenge

I agree with Tex. I thought I was in good shape so I started this on week 3 yesterday. While I managed to get through the 5 sets(25+ category) I was wiped out and my arms hurt for the next 15-20 minutes. I am even a bit sore today. I don't know anyone who could do 100 pushups on command. I definitly...
by Zapheod
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1743409

Re: Today You Learned

Today I learned: that I should have asked for more money at my new job.

Job description said: Sales Forecasting Analyst.
Actual Title: Demand Manager

I will be doing all sales forecasting for the entire company reporting directly to the VP of sales.. should have asked for 10k more

:(
by Zapheod
Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: xkcd Risk game (from Map of Online Communities)
Replies: 8
Views: 6173

Re: xkcd Risk game (from Map of Online Communities)

Bloody freaking brilliant!!
by Zapheod
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 249234

Re: High and low point of your day

Low - job I hate with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns High - only 2 days till I start my new job. I expect to actually work very little today Double high - I think i have finally accepted that I am going to blow a grand on a new computer just so I can plan Warhammer online when it comes o...
by Zapheod
Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Electric Skateboards - A Merg'd Topic
Replies: 20
Views: 2100

Re: Electric Skateboard help, and Hello to the board

The range of the electric skateboard is a direct function of the power draw of the motor divided by the Amp Hours of the batteries vs the wattage of the motor and the sprokets on the chain. I don't have the formulas on me but if you look around the web you will find them. I was actually looking at b...
by Zapheod
Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bestest holiday evar.
Replies: 11
Views: 1491

Re: Bestest holiday evar.

A few other interesting things I have thought of: Seattle - go see the Orcas on a boat tour and flip off Microsoft California - Redwood national forest. Huge trees.. yup,just trees Arizona - Grand Canyon. umm.. Big hole.. Good hiking. Colorado - Ouray - Surrounded by huge mountains, great Hot springs
by Zapheod
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bestest holiday evar.
Replies: 11
Views: 1491

Re: Bestest holiday evar.

Japan - Climb mount Fuji. It really is worth it. Also take the bullet train. Try to experience rush hour in the subways mostly just to say you have. Europe - Czech Republic - Prague - There is a Bone Cathedral that is gorgeous plus the entire town is full of amazing history Germany - Rhine valley - ...
by Zapheod
Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Little joys in life (Mrg: Little Things That Make You Happy)
Replies: 218
Views: 16386

Re: Little joys in life (Mrg: Little Things That Make You Happy)

A really good cup of coffee
The Icicles (happiest music I know)
my friend Catherine greeting me when I come home from work
a really good cheese
finishing building a new computer
leaves in the forest
the end of a really good workout
by Zapheod
Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Electric Skateboard
Replies: 13
Views: 4349

Re: Electric Skateboard

Weight of the board is 14 lbs, I am 167. Other parts probably don't weigh more than 10 lbs. The motor can run at 3500 RPM. 11 teeth on the sprocket on the engine. I am thinking I will go with a 55 tooth on the back. Not exactly sure how to calculate max speed for this either. If anyone happens to kn...

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