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by Jaevric
2015-06-30 09:12am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Input for nice dress shoes for work
Replies: 24
Views: 3583

Re: Input for nice dress shoes for work

I actually own that pair of shoes in walnut. They are a little flashy and proper care is a must -- if you can't be bothered to shine shoes, don't get them. That said, I've found their shoes to be very comfortable for men's dress shoes. But my office isn't that conservative and I like dress clothes w...
by Jaevric
2014-09-12 03:21pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: quick Free to play MMO questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1317

Re: quick Free to play MMO questions

Rift is a pretty good F2P WoW clone, with the added bonus of all classes filling any role and being able to swap easily.
by Jaevric
2014-01-11 11:10am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Death Threats for Exposing College Athlete Literacy Rates
Replies: 44
Views: 3101

Re: Death Threats for Exposing College Athlete Literacy Rate

Here's something I'm curious about. Do western Europeans get death threats at the drop of a hat or is this strictly an (United States of) American thing? It seems insane to send someone death threats for something like this (or most any other reason) but it seems to happen frequently.
by Jaevric
2014-01-08 06:24pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Bit of Analysis: Honor Harrington
Replies: 754
Views: 84993

Re: Bit of Analysis: Honor Harrington

He was also related to a high-ranking member of the Manticoran political party that was most strongly anti-Haven -- if nothing else it's some additional embarassment for Manticore if the operation gets busted and it turns out the Prime Minister's cousin is head of security.
by Jaevric
2013-10-21 01:11pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: The "Why aren't you reading Worm yet?" Thread.
Replies: 310
Views: 27598

Re: The "Why aren't you reading Worm yet?" Thread.

I think she's reaching through Doormaker's portals; basically using them to bridge the distance and be "within 16 feet." One of her themes has been novel combinations of powers.
by Jaevric
2013-09-08 08:36pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Service Dog Fundraiser
Replies: 2
Views: 7227

Re: Service Dog Fundraiser

I'm sure you've already considered this, but have you tried to apply for any sort of assistance? I have no idea how reputable any of the organizations are several showed up on a quick Google search, including some that specifically target service dogs for people with autism.
by Jaevric
2013-01-03 06:43pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Tech help: computer makes long beeping noise when activated
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: Tech help: computer makes long beeping noise when activ

Vyraeth wrote:Did you try reseating the RAM, booting with one stick or trying new RAM?
Yeah, and that booted to a message telling me to reset memory. Progress!

Thanks.
by Jaevric
2013-01-03 06:33pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Tech help: computer makes long beeping noise when activated
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Tech help: computer makes long beeping noise when activated

My computer is making a long, continuous beep when powered on. One possible issue according to a quick Google search is a bad monitor or video card; I tried swapping out the card with no luck. The monitor is next, but what are some other possibilities? There have been no prior issues. Computer is a ...
by Jaevric
2012-05-15 07:39pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: "Revolution" - new JJ Abrams & Jon Favreau TV series
Replies: 33
Views: 4784

Re: "Revolution" - new JJ Abrams & Jon Favreau TV series

(In the Stirling's Dies the Fire series, Nebraska and Iowa survive as states , so I would not be surprised if it is true in this series as well.) That's...odd. What's the reason given for Iowa and Nebraska being so resilient? They're largely rural and agricultural; areas with big cities were more o...
by Jaevric
2012-05-03 07:52am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Guild Wars 2 Beta
Replies: 14
Views: 4600

Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta

This sounds kind of interesting, but when I see the phrase "keep sieges" I have bad flashbacks to Warhammer: Age of Reckoning and spending hours trying to push up a narrow staircase with fifty other people while a couple of dozen spellcasters rain AoEs down on our heads. That got old very,...
by Jaevric
2011-12-21 09:51am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Gift Cards. Like 'em or Loathe 'em?
Replies: 33
Views: 2013

Re: Gift Cards. Like 'em or Loathe 'em?

I like them, but mostly because the people who give them to me know me well enough to get cards I'll use. Starbucks and Barnes & Noble cards? Yes, please. I can always drink coffee and buy books.
by Jaevric
2011-12-01 11:48am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Biggest disappointment of 2011
Replies: 78
Views: 7018

Re: Biggest disappointment of 2011

I haven't done as much gaming as some people on here, and my disappointments have mostly been mentioned, but I'll repeat them: Dragon Age 2. I'm pretty forgiving and I enjoyed the first one immensely, but the sequel just didn't work for me. I never bothered to beat it even though I'm right at the en...
by Jaevric
2011-12-01 09:36am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: SDN-dragons! (RAR, detailed)
Replies: 831
Views: 37228

Re: SDN-dragons! (RAR, detailed)

To be honest, this is one of the few RARs I've actually found interesting and I keep thinking about participating but I haven't kept up with pen and paper D&D in almost a decade -- I just don't have the reference material anymore to really participate meaningfully, and as a low-post-count "...
by Jaevric
2011-11-23 12:36pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: SKYRIM: Let's kill some Dragons!
Replies: 392
Views: 27501

Re: SKYRIM: Let's kill some Dragons!

I seem to be at something of a weak spot at the moment with my two-handed weapon warrior. Level 27, 75 smithing, full set of Orcish gear, 60ish enchanting. I was doing "okay" but now I'm running into these bandit leaders with steel plate armor who are whipping my backside -- the first time...
by Jaevric
2011-11-22 04:35pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Star Wars: The Old Republic (The Thread)
Replies: 499
Views: 63335

Re: The Old Republic (Final Beta Test 11/25-11/27)

What's the end game content? WoW-style PvE raids? Warhammer-style "get a few hundred people and try to zerg rush this castle/fortress/city?"
by Jaevric
2011-11-21 03:32pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: SDN-dragons! (RAR, detailed)
Replies: 831
Views: 37228

Re: SDN-dragons! (RAR, detailed)

My initial reaction was disgust at my failure to pad my post count enough to be at least a copper or bronze dragon rather than a brass. However, after due consideration, I'm enough of a taciturn anti-social bastard in real life that getting a personality shift towards brass dragon would probably be ...
by Jaevric
2011-11-16 12:21pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Acquired savantism
Replies: 29
Views: 3047

Re: Acquired savantism

Offer it for free to everyone would be the best solution. I can't really condone the idea of forcing someone to undergo such a procedure (though I can understand the temptation to do so). Limiting it to the wealthy would be a nightmare, at least in the short term since it would create a minority of ...
by Jaevric
2011-09-26 10:56am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Is anyone excited about Space Marine?
Replies: 272
Views: 16571

Re: Is anyone excited about Space Marine?

Tried to get a friend of mine into the multiplayer. Unfortunately we got 3 games in a row where the top 4 scorers were all on the other team and were cheesing it up -- plasma cannons, meltagun and thunder hammer -- and our team was getting absolutely destroyed. Since those 3 games were his first tim...
by Jaevric
2011-09-21 01:57pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Is anyone excited about Space Marine?
Replies: 272
Views: 16571

Re: Is anyone excited about Space Marine?

I mostly play a tactical marine and I don't see how you get the meltagun multikill perk myself. I almost never see people bunched up close enough to get multiple kills with one meltagun blast due to how short "instagib" range is and how long the cycle time is even with the first perk. Peop...
by Jaevric
2011-09-21 11:51am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Is anyone excited about Space Marine?
Replies: 272
Views: 16571

Re: Is anyone excited about Space Marine?

Final Vengeance, Dart? Fucking really? Lameass. Unfortunately there is no option to have Final Vengeance only work against plasma cannon Devastators. Thus, everyone must suffer for the sins of a few. I will admit to taking a perverse delight in landing right in the middle of a group of Devastators,...
by Jaevric
2011-09-21 09:40am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Is anyone excited about Space Marine?
Replies: 272
Views: 16571

Re: Is anyone excited about Space Marine?

The Ultramarines are from 2nd company. In the rest of the fluff that's commanded by Cato Sicarius, which generated a forum thread about when the game takes place and whether Titus predates or postdates Sicarius, along with a discussion over whether the FPS is even "canon" for WH40K. I susp...
by Jaevric
2011-09-21 09:32am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Is anyone excited about Space Marine?
Replies: 272
Views: 16571

Re: Is anyone excited about Space Marine?

The ending itself was kinder wtf, but oh well. Spoilered in case other people reading the thread don't know how the game ends: Yeah, I'm not buying a Space Marine going to an Inquisitor to throw his company Captain under the bus like that. On top of that, he did so based on statements by a creature...
by Jaevric
2011-09-21 09:24am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Is anyone excited about Space Marine?
Replies: 272
Views: 16571

Re: Is anyone excited about Space Marine?

Two things. Anyone knows of a method to kill the Chaos lord on the last level? I think my mouse is too old to spam right click and execute him.... keep dying when he crush my head. I didn't have any trouble with him -- just kept hitting mouse button 1, didn't really need to spam it, then Space to d...
by Jaevric
2011-09-18 10:39am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Is anyone excited about Space Marine?
Replies: 272
Views: 16571

Re: Is anyone excited about Space Marine?

Finally started playing the multiplayer, having a blast but the quality of the teams is varying wildly -- my stunning lack of FPS experience isn't helping matters.

The lack of a 'push to talk' button in multiplayer is a terrible oversight and everyone involved should be embarassed.
by Jaevric
2011-09-14 09:22am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Wild parrots in Sydney learning to talk
Replies: 18
Views: 2969

Re: Wild parrots in Sydney learning to talk

I don't get people just dumping their pets like that, though I'm sure some escape due to human stupidity (or avian intelligence, the little bastards are clever). I worked at a pet store years ago that had a few parrots, one of whom had been shuffled from location to location for years and had an ext...