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by Robert Treder
2008-11-12 01:37am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NHL 2008/2009 Season
Replies: 262
Views: 9147

Re: NHL 2008/2009 Season

The Sharks just suffered what is, in some ways, a heartbreaking defeat. While dishing out 57 shots, the Sharks lose to the rival Preds, thanks in no small part (ok, thanks entirely ) to Dan Ellis, who seemed hell-bent on vindicating the Preds bosses on their shedding Mason. A franchise record for sh...
by Robert Treder
2008-11-05 05:24am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Warhammer Online
Replies: 221
Views: 13234

Re: Warhammer Online

I have to agree with Charlemagne, this is not a very good looking game. Textures are uninspired, npc models range from pretty good to fucking horrible (have you seen a "tiger" :lol: ), and the visuals in general are quite buggy (spell effects [really, really, really annoying ones] persisting after c...
by Robert Treder
2008-11-05 05:08am
Forum: Famous Threads
Topic: US Election 2008 Results Thread
Replies: 748
Views: 99961

Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

For that matter, it does show the biggest problem with allowing Hispanic immigration. And the alternative would be ... not allowing "Hispanic immigration"? We should screen immigrants based on their ethnicity? Most of them are rabid Catholics, and we don't need more of those if America is ever goin...
by Robert Treder
2008-11-04 02:36pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Free Burrito at Chipotle
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: Free Burrito at Chipotle

Chipotle is hella easy to get free food from. If you call in an order and then go to pick it up, they give you yours (the guy who went to pick it up) free, for picking up your friend's food. If you wait too long in line they'll give you a free drink.
by Robert Treder
2008-11-04 02:24pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gov to GM: Merger, huh? How about 'No'? Wanna try 'No'?
Replies: 42
Views: 3124

Re: Gov to GM: Merger, huh? How about 'No'? Wanna try 'No'?

So basically, the Germans ruined Chrysler, and Rob Eaton should burn in hell for selling it to them. Ok, that makes sense, but then still, if the Germans couldn't handle Chrysler when they were good, why should the government give GM money to try to handle Chrysler while they're bad? I'd say bailin...
by Robert Treder
2008-11-04 04:35am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gov to GM: Merger, huh? How about 'No'? Wanna try 'No'?
Replies: 42
Views: 3124

Re: Gov to GM: Merger, huh? How about 'No'? Wanna try 'No'?

I don't know much about the auto industry so I may be wrong, but it seems to me that this is a good move by the government. If Daimler couldn't make anything off of Chrysler, why would we think GM could, when they can't even come up with the cash for the buyout themselves? Wouldn't it be cheaper to ...
by Robert Treder
2008-10-29 03:36pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Towards an intersectionality of Atheism and Race
Replies: 65
Views: 3597

Re: Towards an intersectionality of Atheism and Race

Lots of good points made in the thread, but the thing that struck me when reading the OP re: atheists teaming up with non-white Christian non-atheists was that that would be pretty offensive to those non-white Christian non-atheists. Seriously, it smacks of arrogance to crow about how progressive an...
by Robert Treder
2008-10-28 05:10am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: California might get an independent re-districting committee
Replies: 31
Views: 2273

Re: California might get an independent re-districting committee

Pretty sure I'll be voting for this, but I'm gonna vote this Wednesday, so I'll do all my final research then. Although I haven't read all the nitty-gritty details, I think I preferred the previous redistricting measure that was offered (and failed) as its panel of redistricters was made up of some ...
by Robert Treder
2008-10-28 12:52am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Warhammer Online
Replies: 221
Views: 13234

Re: Warhammer Online

Playing WoW I'm having issues with the overwhelming Alliance majority on my realm, and from what I've read here, faction imbalances are not alien to WAR. I just wonder why don't they implement some faction-balancing mechanism? I don't know, but faction imbalance is a big problem. Order is outnumber...
by Robert Treder
2008-10-28 12:49am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Warhammer Online
Replies: 221
Views: 13234

Re: Warhammer Online

See, the problem with wanting it to be Stranglethorn is that people are dicks . Did you ever DO STV? 'Oh, look, here comes ANOTHER group of bored seventies with murder in their eyes, good thing I learned to bring my own lube now.' That was part of the beauty of STV (and pvp servers in general in Wo...
by Robert Treder
2008-10-26 09:53pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Warhammer Online
Replies: 221
Views: 13234

Re: Warhammer Online

I guess that's true re: open rvr and normal servers, but that doesn't really solve the problem of not having any real world pvp. The problem with the lakes is that there are uninteresting objectives (spend hella days clicking on a ram until the door breaks, omg how fun) and a bunch of stupid npcs ru...
by Robert Treder
2008-10-26 04:43am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Warhammer Online
Replies: 221
Views: 13234

Re: Warhammer Online

While I'm still generally enjoying the game, here are some gripes off the top of my head: World pvp sucks. If you go to the rvr areas, you can sometimes find some opponents, but the objectives are very boring and the keep lord encounters are slightly less boring. When there are a lot of guys there i...
by Robert Treder
2008-10-26 04:26am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NHL 2008/2009 Season
Replies: 262
Views: 9147

Re: NHL 2008/2009 Season

Granted that's a pretty fluky goal, but I doubt very much that the Ducks got no fluky goals last season. I mean I know you guys were tied for third worst in the league in scoring, but at least one of those had to have been a crazy one, right?
by Robert Treder
2008-10-25 09:53pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NHL 2008/2009 Season
Replies: 262
Views: 9147

Re: NHL 2008/2009 Season

LOL Palin strikes again! Manny Legace gets pwned by Palin.
by Robert Treder
2008-10-24 04:16pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The cop cycles here are changing
Replies: 12
Views: 1046

Re: The cop cycles here are changing

One of the departments in the South Bay switched to BMWs complaining about the reliability and cost of the Harleys. That was like ten years ago, they're still with the BMWs. I've seen a few SJPD cops on dirt bikes with police livery, but it's certainly not the standard. The ratio of motorcycle cops ...
by Robert Treder
2008-10-24 04:05pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Warhammer Online
Replies: 221
Views: 13234

Re: Warhammer Online

You say 'Bright Wizard zerg' as if the roving death-packs of Marauders were anything different. :P It seems to me from reading this thread that WAR hasn't yet reached the point where strategy and tactics are uniform across all servers (not that that's a bad thing). For example, on my server (Wolfen...
by Robert Treder
2008-10-22 03:21am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Potential HIPAA Violation
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: Potential HIPAA Violation

It isn't public knowledge; the frames this celebrity is famous for wearing aren't even the ones they got at Costco. As I understand it, protected health information includes information about the provision of health care, meaning that if someone got glasses at Costco, i.e. we provided them with heal...
by Robert Treder
2008-10-22 01:49am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Potential HIPAA Violation
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Potential HIPAA Violation

So I'm an optician, I work at the dispensary in a Costco. Costco just recently held it's annual conference of optical managers, where they do business conferencey things. My manager gets back with a bunch of notes and info to disseminate to us. The one thing that caught my attention was this: there ...
by Robert Treder
2008-10-20 01:12am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Warhammer Online
Replies: 221
Views: 13234

Re: Warhammer Online

Yeah, I guess PQs aren't working like they wanted, because pretty much most people just go around solo and grind out the first stage of a PQ and then leave when the champions come. A few PQs get run regularly by pugs, but only a very few. I think they should increase the quality of the PQ loot; most...
by Robert Treder
2008-10-17 02:15am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Warhammer Online
Replies: 221
Views: 13234

Re: Warhammer Online

I've resigned to accepting Tor Anroc. It's still a horrible scenario, but once we got a better handle on the strategy and not just the tactics, it's playable, although Order's knockbacks are still imba. The thing about it that's pissing me off now is clicking on the damn flag. Half the time you clic...
by Robert Treder
2008-10-14 04:23am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Warhammer Online
Replies: 221
Views: 13234

Re: Warhammer Online

Ok, seriously, wtf is up with Tor Anroc? Nobody queues for anything else in t3, and it's not like in t2 where everybody queued only for Mourkain because it was cool and the others were wack, but Tor Anroc is fucking stupid. I hope the other t3 bgs aren't that bad, but I wouldn't know, I've only ever...
by Robert Treder
2008-10-09 05:10am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: City/Hero Swap Challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: City/Hero Swap Challenge

I think the problem with the Cap/Batman xover is that they're not really good analogues. Yeah whenever they do an official mashup they square off, because they're both popular and they both fight hand to hand, and the edge Cap has in physicality Batman makes up for in wanking. Cap is disadvantaged h...
by Robert Treder
2008-10-09 04:17am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NHL 2008/2009 Season
Replies: 262
Views: 9147

Re: NHL 2008/2009 Season

Not going to be able to wear my Flyers jersey for a while after reading this story.

If I were the ref I'd give her an Unsportsmanlike Conduct minor and a Game Misconduct when she stepped on the ice, though :P
by Robert Treder
2008-10-07 06:29pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NHL 2008/2009 Season
Replies: 262
Views: 9147

Re: NHL 2008/2009 Season

Kyle McLaren put on waivers.

Doesn't bother me in the least; he was overrated around here. He added some grit back then, but now he's just redundant.
by Robert Treder
2008-10-07 04:56am
Forum: Art Gallery
Topic: Publius drawings (large)
Replies: 750
Views: 276940

Re: Publius drawings (large)

If you're open to suggestion, a nice addition to your parade of extraordinary people would be Trinity and Mary Poppins :P