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by Zapheod
Fri May 29, 2009 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Furthest Travelled
Replies: 104
Views: 6200

Re: Furthest Travelled

From Colorado

North - South Dakota
South - Antartica
East - Corfu, Greece
West - Pakistan(vacation that started in New Zealand and just kept heading west from there)
by Zapheod
Wed May 27, 2009 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Tips for someone starting to run?
Replies: 3
Views: 977

Re: Tips for someone starting to run?

This worked for me when I started running a few years back

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

Need to have acess to a treadmill.
by Zapheod
Wed May 27, 2009 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I love to ride my bicycle.......
Replies: 17
Views: 2661

Re: I love to ride my bicycle.......

For a good road bike with a more upright posture I would reccomend the Defy line from Giant This is what I ride(well same general model but 2 years older) http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-ca/bikes/road/2553/32731/ I never found riding with a backpack at all comfortable so I actually put pannieres on...
by Zapheod
Thu May 21, 2009 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 187514

Re: High and low point of your day

High - Fixed the flat on my electric skateboard

Low - First spill on the board, at about 25 mph. Serious road rash on my forearm and hind quarters.

Low - No simpathy from people at work

High - Realizing that I am lucky I wasn't more severely injured
by Zapheod
Thu May 14, 2009 1:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 187514

Re: High and low point of your day

High - I bought a house

no lows
by Zapheod
Wed May 06, 2009 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: High end mobile phones
Replies: 9
Views: 1687

Re: High end mobile phones

I am in the same boat. Palm is coming out with the Palm Pre soon. New OS so it should be better than their existing phones. I was looking at the Storm and decided against it mostly because the screen acts like a mouse button and to type you have to depress it every time. Substantial number of review...
by Zapheod
Mon May 04, 2009 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 187514

Re: High and low point of your day

High - Brother is out of the hospital Low - He was in the hospital because he fell off my electric skateboard Low - Moms car broke and she needs a place to stay because she can't drive home(2 hours away) Low - my brother, his fiance and my mom will all be crashing in my one bedroom apartment tonight...
by Zapheod
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Jumping Stilts
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Jumping Stilts

Bought an electric skateboard a few months ago and while it is interesting it is entirely too passive a form of transport. Wondering if anyone has any experience with Jumping Stilts and would care to share? http://www.getjumpingstilts.com/?gclid=CLzl9e-omZoCFSQMDQodeHd8-A I really hate driving and a...
by Zapheod
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battlefield Heroes beta
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Battlefield Heroes beta

I am in the beta for this. Currently only 3 maps but they are releasing a new one soon. Also, they have done the last wipe and we have been told that the characters we have now will be available to us when they go live. Game is free to play but micropayments for certain temporary upgrades(freaking m...
by Zapheod
Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dead Space
Replies: 26
Views: 2341

Re: Dead Space

I felt the same way. The game does throw a few interesting puzzle challenges and monsters in the later chapters though. Also, the plot manages to get creepier towards the end of the game as well.
by Zapheod
Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Yay, tax check! ... is this a decent prebuilt pc for WoW?
Replies: 10
Views: 948

Re: Yay, tax check! ... is this a decent prebuilt pc for WoW?

I can't imagine that computer having any problems playing WoW.
by Zapheod
Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2589577

Re: Rant Thread

Why oh Why must stupid people follow me like moths. Situation: I put in an offer on a house Offer is rejected due to being too low based on comprable sales in the area Review of the comprable sales shows they are all 3 bed(I am buying a 2 bed) and 2000+ sqf(I am buying a 1400 sqf) How dumb to you ha...
by Zapheod
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What hardware do you own? (Consoles + PCs)
Replies: 44
Views: 2472

Re: What hardware do you own? (Consoles + PCs)

PS3(mostly for Blu-Ray and Rock Band 2), Decent computer(3.16 core2duo) and my friends' Wii has taken up permanent residence at my place since I have a better TV and couch.

Thought about getting a 360 but I have too much entertainment as is.
by Zapheod
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Keyboard for my Grandmother
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: Keyboard for my Grandmother

I think what you are looking for is a classic Buckling Spring keyboard. There is a company out there called Unicomp. They make classic Model M style keyboards with USB connectors. They run 70-100ish http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/keyboards.html And for anyone else looking for keyboards.. This c...
by Zapheod
Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Electric Skateboard
Replies: 13
Views: 3965

Re: Electric Skateboard

Just in case anyone reads this thread and wants to order from the company linked above(Rokitscience). Do not do business with these people. I placed my order 5 weeks ago and so far all I have are frustrations. No functional electric skateboard but they have charged my credit card. Below is one of th...
by Zapheod
Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2589577

Re: Rant Thread

Rant - Offer on house put in on Jan 23.. Appraisal finally done today. 6 freaking weeks to get an appraisal done and now I need to wait at least 2 more before I know if my offer is accepted.. All I want to do is buy a freaking house.. Rant 2 - Electric skate board ordered 3.5 weeks ago.. Board recei...
by Zapheod
Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 187514

Re: High and low point of your day

High - Getting my electric skateboard
Low - Opening the box and realizing they forgot to pack the battery and charger
High - I have a new slightly mobile coffee table(until the batteries arrive)
High - Cat + electric skateboard = cute
by Zapheod
Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Best places to buy good cheap computers (and computer deals)
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Re: Best places to buy good cheap computers (and computer deals)

I have ordered thousands of dollars of parts from NewEgg. I have had one bad experience. I ordered an openbox motherboarad. When I received it there was a sticky substance on the back and bits of therman compound in the CPU slot. But... they let me return it, full refund and they covered return ship...
by Zapheod
Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2589577

Re: Rant Thread

seriously.. what is the point of a .75% of salary bonus.. Why even bother. I know I should be happy to get anything but what the hell am I going to do with this? go buy a pack of freaking gum
by Zapheod
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 274
Views: 57183

Re: Mass Effect

How I missed this game when it came out for the PC I will never know.. but I have spent the last 3 days playing this game. I have not sat down for 8+ hour straight to play a game in such a long time that I forgot what it was to love a game. Soldier first time through on hard(not actually very hard u...
by Zapheod
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 187514

Re: High and low point of your day

High - I bought an electric skateboard, top speed 30 mpg, 20 mile range and won't need to drive nearly as much as I do now Low - delivery from UK to Colorado may take a while Low - Bank appraisal of the property I want to buy still hasn't happened Low - I really just want to buy something with more ...
by Zapheod
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Satan's Alley
Replies: 16
Views: 2082

Re: Satan's Alley

I agree with Dobblesworth. While I would see Satan's Alley, I would much prefer to see every single Scorcher movie.
by Zapheod
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Personalized License plates
Replies: 35
Views: 2427

Re: Personalized License plates

Best two I have seen are:

Tardis
HisNHis

The second was seen driving in a predominantly gay neighborhood.
by Zapheod
Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Electric Skateboard
Replies: 13
Views: 3965

Re: Electric Skateboard

Great Necro! I had totally forgotten about this topic(most likely because it is winter and I live too far from work to commute). Good news, I am buying a house and I will be close enough and can travel on safe enough streets where this will be a viable option. http://www.rokitscience.co.uk/ I am tor...
by Zapheod
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What kind of laptop should I get?
Replies: 39
Views: 2063

Re: What kind of laptop should I get?

I don't want to start an XP vs Vista debate here as that is not the purpose of this topic. The author asked for reccomendations, I provided reccomendations that are within the stated budget. I stand by my belief that on a budget laptop it would be beneficial to free up some resources by using XP ins...
by Zapheod
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What kind of laptop should I get?
Replies: 39
Views: 2063

Re: What kind of laptop should I get?

XP was actually for the Laptop because it is only has 2 gig of ram. But while we are on the subject... Why the heck would you install Vista on anything? The OS is bloated and provides no substantial functional increase of XP. Also, why not add something constructive to the conversation instead of ba...
by Zapheod
Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What kind of laptop should I get?
Replies: 39
Views: 2063

Re: What kind of laptop should I get?

While I agree with everyone here I will also provide links to some items so that you can make an informed decision: Gaming Laptop - 1500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220412 Desktop/Laptop combo - 1500 Laptop - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683411461...
by Zapheod
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 123435

Re: Fallout 3!

I think my biggest complaint about the Anchorage expansion is that it is designed for characters focused on Small guns. My char is a melee/big guns/explosives char and I have to completely change my play style to fit within this simulation. I can understand them not being able to have weapons/suppor...
by Zapheod
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fuck Airlines
Replies: 74
Views: 4651

Re: Fuck Airlines

I don't think I have any real horror stories. Worst was a flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires was delayed 8 hours. Made me miss the one daily flight from Buenos Aires to Dallas and I had to fly out the next day. Got into Denver just before a blizzard hit that shut down the airport for 3 days. I am p...
by Zapheod
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2589577

Re: Rant Thread

Maybe I should take this rant off to the SB forum. //politics is a way for the wealthy and powerful to stay that way at the expense of the unwashed masses. //Politicians are required to be egotistical and hungry for power otherwise why would they want/believe they deserve to make decisions that affe...
by Zapheod
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2589577

Re: Rant Thread

Unfortunately, the current system is setup to support 2 parties and almost madates horribly aggressive postures by participants. While I would love for politicians to think and act on the best interests of their constituents it seems that the goal of the opposing party, whoever that may be, is to th...
by Zapheod
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2589577

Re: Rant Thread

Self Rant.

I Just had a long conversation about politics with soemone at work. Even though I have long thought of myself as a Democrat I sounded far to Republilcan for my liking. Maybe I am just pissed off at all these damn bailouts rescuing stupid people from their own bad decisions.
by Zapheod
Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2589577

Re: Rant Thread

Work Rant - Dear Regional Sales Managers, Your freaking job is to manage the sales in your region... How hard is it to have any inkling of how what their buying trends will be for the next few months? This is what you are freaking paid to do.. When I ask for a 3-6 month forecast and you quote the bu...
by Zapheod
Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 123435

Re: Fallout 3!

Anyone find any good mods?

The two best I have found increase spawn rates and add a significant number of new perks.

Oddly enough I would love for someone to add some magic into the game. Maybe something akin to casting lightning bolts or throwing fire balls.
by Zapheod
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: stupidest comment ever
Replies: 339
Views: 26752

Re: stupidest comment ever

From a late 30's co-worker when I told her I was eating indian food:

"That's just like chinese japanese food, right? I mean, they both have alot of rice."
by Zapheod
Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Re: Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot

If you are looking for interesting card games I would also reccomend Munchkin and Red Dragon Inn. Both are very entertaining and allow you to crush your friends while enriching yourself.
by Zapheod
Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:34 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Writing term papers -- is there a point?
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

Re: Writing term papers -- is there a point?

From Shark Week in academia, the purpose of papers was to actually delve deeply into a subject and make it mean something to you. To take an abstract topic like contemporary American history and turn it into a study of the effect of changing technology on the psyche of the working class. Any topic c...
by Zapheod
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 123435

Re: Fallout 3!

Am I the only person who found the edge of map excuse a bit lame; "you cant walk any further this way" You could mod it so it says "there is nothing of interest this way" or some such... I would love a mod that spawned 10 Deathclaws whenever you tried to leave the map. Would be ...
by Zapheod
Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Surround Sound recomendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Surround Sound recomendations

I actually just bought the S5100 from Amazon last week and a quick word of warning. It does not do HDMI Audio. It has HDMI passthrough for video only. I am currently waiting on 2 optical cables so I can get decent audio hooked up. The system is impressive though. Subwoofer is gigantic and I believe ...
by Zapheod
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 374973

Re: WoWzers!

Do they start with all their skills up to 55 trained and with any gear? I am thinking of restarting my account but the only char I have is a naked and broke 70 druid(swore I would never play again). Don't have any cash to gear up a character and I am guessing it would be a bit tough to complete any ...

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