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|IN RESPONSE TO: Monster Hunter World|
I have been playing it on the Xbox, and you are always welcome to join our squad. There are about 9 of us in it, mostly people from work and my daughter.
I can tell you this though. There is almost ZERO hand holding in this game, so it can be overwhelming. If you can get past the first 2-3 hours of the game, you will really enjoy it.
They don't really have classes like most games, it is all based on weapons, and you can change them in town. There are 14 and they are so varied. Also, they give you all the base weapons at the start so you can try them out.
I have about 50 hours into it, and I have been loving this game.
Posted: February 1st, 2018 @ 3:17PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Happy Birthday Catz|
Have you started to teach him how to drive yet?
My youngest just turned 16 in October and I have had her driving around in parking lots. I still haven't signed her up for a drivers class yet like I did with my other daughter.
If I am wrong and that is not your girlfriend's son. This post makes no sense...heh. Please ignore.
I keep reading over your post and it doesn't make sense... I found him when I was 3? I am very confused now.
EDITED: 2018-01-18 15:26:28
Posted: January 18th, 2018 @ 3:22PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Twitter Views Private "Sex" DMs. haha|
Putting the TLDR; at the top, just in case you don't want to read my rant...
Bottom line is I am surprised that people are shocked by this. It is kind of expected.
The problem with any communication tool that you don't own/operate is the chance that others will watch. You should expect it in fact. Facebook, Twitter, any Instant Messaging (our conversations are logged at work), etc.
They claim file/document sharing tools like Dropbox are secure, but even though the transfer is secure, most the time they don't store them on their servers encrypted, meaning people at Dropbox can go through your documents. That is why I run a Seafile server at home on encrypted drives that have to be decrypted at boot. Does Dropbox have people combing through the millions of pictures and documents that are sent to them daily, I highly doubt it, but the potential is there. There are some services that do encrypt your backups when they store them, and hopefully they get audited, but do you know for sure?
Also, you should never type anything via a messaging tool that you aren't okay with others seeing. You are creating a document that can be shared. I ran Openfire (XMPP IM server) on my Linux box here at home for the longest time so me and my friends could chat
Although being recorded without your knowledge is not accepted in a court here in California, you should always talk with people like you are being recorded, unless you have 100% trust in the other person. The only real people I can trust is my direct family and most people can't even trust theirs.
So, am I paranoid of what I say except to my wife, kids, and parents? YES. I have to admit though, if some of the crap I have said out loud to any of my family members ever got out, that alone would keep me from holding a public office, and I imagine it is the same for 99% of the people out there.
Posted: January 17th, 2018 @ 11:03AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: F-ing Google/Youtube kicking me out from monitization|
I never got to the point where I could monitize. I am close to the 3000 views and have over 4500 minutes watched. Where I see the 10,000 views reachable, not real sure I can get to 1000 subscribers.
Oh well, all I can do is shrug and move along.
Posted: January 17th, 2018 @ 10:33AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: She can actually sing (Modern Family)|
I question a couple of those "Actors who can ACTUALLY sing". Like Chris Evans, and Matt Damon.
Scotty Doesn't Know is recorded by the group Lustra, and it could just be my old ears, but it sounds the same as the one they claim Matt Damon sung. They could have re-recorded it with him.
Oh, and I can't even mention his name without yelling "MATT DAMON!!!" out loud. So there you go.
EDITED: 2018-01-12 15:04:49
Posted: January 12th, 2018 @ 3:04PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Tuesday Politics|
I am "technically" in Kali Compton (though I haven't chatted with you guys in years), I am conservative.
When the chips are down, I got your back. :-)
Yes, my 401k was crap under Obama.
My co-worker would send that video of Stewie beating up Brian saying "Where's my money?" to the guy managing it. Normally that would get him in trouble, but we are all friends here.
Posted: December 20th, 2017 @ 12:09PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Galaxy Note 8|
I had the note 4, loved it.
Got the note 7, loved it, until they took it out of my hands, twice.
I didn't know what phone to get, since Notes where off the table, Pixels were sold out, and I wanted a large phone, so I got an LG V20. I loved that phone until I got an LG V30.
I am still a fan of the Galaxy and Note lines, my kids use them still. The screens are second to none, and the cameras are nice. The reason I like my V20 and V30 was because of the camera and MIC array. I take a lot of video at Disneyland, in a Gimbal, and I love the way I can record loud sounds without the mics clipping.
I am not doing this to plug my channel, or I would have done it before, but take a look at YouTube DisneyDrifter and look at some of the marching band videos, specifically the one with the theme to Zorro, I was about 5 feet from drums that made my daughter's phone clip, mine never did, and it recorded in stereo.
So for me, I am a BIG fan of Samsung phones, but since I need it more for videos, I am sticking with my LG V-series.
EDITED: 2017-12-12 15:45:20
Posted: December 12th, 2017 @ 3:41PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: T-Mobile|
Oddly enough, I get English, and my wife gets spanish e-mails from them. It makes no sense.
So yeah, their phone service for me is great, their customer service is pretty lacking.
I have been on Sprint and AT&T. My work phone is on Verizon (which I don't pay for), and out of all of them, T-Mobile has been the best still.
As for what you said spoilsport, I don't blame you for dropping them like a bad habit. I have done the same to many companies even if their service is great. You call me a liar, you get zero of my money.
Posted: December 5th, 2017 @ 11:13AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: I fucking hate Verizon, Switching to T Mobile|
I have been with T-Mobile for a few years now. I have been very happy with them. Their WiFi calling works great for when I am at home where my signal isn't so great, outside though. Never really had much issue.
Honestly, I sometimes get a signal better than my friend who is on Verizon, in the same spot.
I wanted to add though...While their phone service is great, I think their customer service is lacking.
EDITED: 2017-11-14 16:07:10
Posted: November 14th, 2017 @ 4:06PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: I did it! 20 years at WORK|
Scary that I have known (or known about you) for that long as well.
Congratulations. I have been through 5 different companies while you have been at that one. That in itself is a major accomplishment.
Posted: November 3rd, 2017 @ 2:33PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Bad Luck Geoff™|
How old are you know Geoff, mid to late 30s? That is about the time that I started to hurt. Waking up in the morning and wondering why I had a pain that I never felt before. Also, my teeth were perfect until that time. Now I have had so many cavities and root canals that I lost track.
Also, I have passed 2 kidney stones and had 2 deviated septum surgeries, and now back problems which I think are from sitting in the car for so long to drive back and forth to work. We aren't so different you and me.
Look at me if you want to know what you will be like when you are almost 50. :-)
Posted: September 26th, 2017 @ 3:41PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Monday Politics|
Yeah, he is tough to watch because he is so flamboyant, but he takes trolling to a PRO level, a real professional troll in that he makes decent money from trolling. For that I give him credit. He knows the right trigger words and phrases that set people off.
He is everything that the liberals should like, but everything that comes out of his mouth, they hate.
I agree with BlueFalcon about being suspicious of his motivations, but he puts on an entertaining show when ever he talks.
EDITED: 2017-09-26 15:51:19
Posted: September 26th, 2017 @ 3:36PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: NFL|
Tell you what... I am #boycottNFL all the way. Not because I am upset about the kneeling. I think all organized sports are dumb.
It is really entertainment after all. It is a bit like a TV show that has been renewed for far too long and should have been cancelled a long time ago. I know people that will tell me show X (say Rick and Morty or Firefly) is stupid but yet they have to catch their footballs every week (every day if they could). At the end of the day, it is just entertainment, and the fact that you cheered them on from your couch has nothing to do with them winning or losing, it just helps put more money in their pockets.
Posted: September 26th, 2017 @ 3:29PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Laptops|
I NEED a laptop since I work at 3 different sites during the week. I have a decent one since the company I work for buys it and I can kinda choose what I want (I think the one I am using was $2300 or so). It is a bit ruggedized and I have a decent repair/replace warranty on it, so that is some of that price.
I CANNOT use a track pad though. I do bring a mousepad (a thin one I put between the screen and keyboard to travel) and a wireless mouse. I'm not tough on my gear, so my mouse has lasted me almost 5 years now.
Unfortunately, that is how I have to work, on a small laptop screen. You get used to it though.
Posted: September 26th, 2017 @ 3:24PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Tesla Fixes their cars to give you less unless you pay them|
This is common practice in IT as it is cheaper to just manufacture one item and only sell you options you want to buy. You almost have to think of it as a service at that point.
IBM for example will sell you a P-Series with a lot of memory in it. The memory has to be enabled before you can use it. So if a system is installed with extra options, but you don't need the memory at the time when you bought it, but later you need to have more memory on the system, they can send a guy out to enable it without you waiting to get the part and have someone install it.
Also, think about your cable. Your TV can receive all channels, but they only enable the ones you pay for.
Tesla isn't charging you for the added features, they just happen to exist on your car. You didn't pay for those options. If you want the upgrade, you call and they can do it remotely, as if you paid for that upgraded engine or bigger batteries.
Again, it is just cheaper for them to make one car and sell you what you want to buy.
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Posted: September 12th, 2017 @ 3:01PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Left-Wing Terrorists: Antifa|
I did put a lot into race, and I did generalize quite a bit. This of course is my personal experience and everyone has dealt with good and bad people from every race.
Also, I should make it clear that I have really good friends from every race you could imagine. I could go down a list of people and races that are great friends. How much of d bag would that make me sound though, so much more than I already have? At the end of the day, they are just my friends, there isn't a race there.
When I went back and looked at what I typeed, it was a angry rant, and I made it sound like all whites are the best people ever. That wasn't my intention... I was mostly angry with the people that flat out state, "if you are white, you are a racist". Which isn't any more true than saying, "if you are black, you are a racist", or "if you are hispanic, you are a racist".
My intention though was to state that I do think most media is giving too much attention to the narrative that MOST whites are racist devils and need to be stopped. There is still racism from all sides, and being so close to it, and seeing it from all directions (since I have always been that square peg trying to fit in a round hole), whites are just a small slice of that huge racist pie.
Posted: August 30th, 2017 @ 1:10AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Eclipse Today|
Anyone have stats on how many people went blind yesterday?
I'm just curious.
Posted: August 22nd, 2017 @ 7:12PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Monday Politics|
My wife has a Red MAGA hat that I wouldn't even think about wearing in public since I would probably be beaten...
Though I was thinking of wearing it to Disneyland just to see how good their security is. I could put some Disney pins on it, since I have a few of them. I take video for my YouTube channel (which I will resist plugging here) every weekend, and would probably get some good video.
Posted: August 22nd, 2017 @ 7:09PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Halp|
I've had 2 surgeries for this already. They were 10+ years ago. I still have problems breathing through my nose, but I just have learned to deal with it.
It kinda sucks.
Posted: August 22nd, 2017 @ 7:06PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Left-Wing Terrorists: Antifa|
I am so F***ing tired of this "If you are white, you are a racist" BS ...
I am a mix of almost everything except for black. I have Mexican, Filipino, Puerto Rican, Native American, Irish, and who know what else. Let's just say I am a mutt. "There ain't nobody like me but me." Probably why I am as ugly as I am. :P People look at me and have no clue what my ethnic background is. When I am asked what I am, I get tired of explaining everything I am so I just flat out say I am a mutt or other.
I have lived in four states growing up (Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and California), I went to 4 different High Schools in 3 states...
- I wasn't "brown/mexican" enough to be accepted by the Mexican/hispanic groups...
- I wasn't "yello/asian" enough to be accepted by the Asian groups...
- I wasn't black at all to be accepted by black groups...
Do you know who always accepted me into their groups, as a friend, who wanted to hang out with me? Whites. No one else. So when I hear that whites are the most racist group, it really makes me mad. Honestly, I have been made fun of by just about every group except for whites. This is just a personal observation, and I know people will get mad at me for generalizing, but black and hispanic groups have been the worst, followed by Asians. I could even break that down by Vietnamese, Chinese, Filipinos, Japanese, etc. (those aren't in any order mind you).
In the business world, and as an adult, I have experienced little to no racism. I may have been ignorant to the fact it was happening if it was happening. It really makes me think the media is trying hard to push an agenda that there are A LOT of racists living in America. Probably so they get more viewers. I believe there are pockets, but they are small and pretty insignificant. The media knows that people like to rally behind a common good, and when people rally, it gets ratings. In the long run, it really just widens the gap between each of the races when most decent, hard working, educated and non-educated people don't care what color of skin you have or where you come from. As long as you are a law abiding citizen and can contribute to society and not be a drain on it.
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Posted: August 21st, 2017 @ 11:20AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: I'm so old that|
You think that makes you feel old, get this...
My daughter works with me as a SAN engineer/PC Support and the person that maintains the electrical generator at 2 of our customers sites (the huge ones that power entire data centers). She is only 23, but it feels awkward when she tells me I am doing something wrong. :-)
Another awkward thing is I still can't get her to call me Robert at work, she still calls me Dad.
Posted: July 20th, 2017 @ 2:29AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Site Will Soon Move to: EverythingYetNothing.com|
"When is "soon"? In the gaming world "soon" could mean 5 years from now."
WHEN IT'S READY!!! :-)
Yeah, of course I remember schlonglor.com. Which, even though it is registered through a privacy protection service, looks like it is probably registered by someone in Japan, though they could be anywhere.
Posted: July 13th, 2017 @ 2:44AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Bathroom Experience of Nightmares|
'We had walked into the bathroom of nightmares where it looked like someone had pulled their dick out and spun in circles peeing.'
I rarely laugh, dare I say, out loud, but that one made me actually laugh.
Posted: July 13th, 2017 @ 2:38AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Dunkin Donuts are so gross|
I was once told, and I tend to believe it...
They make their donuts some place else across the country and they ship them to their stores, where they are thawed and served. They don't make them at each store like most donut places.
That is just what I heard, so you can take that with a grain of salt, but after tasting them, I can pretty much believe it...yuck.
Posted: July 13th, 2017 @ 2:32AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Site Will Soon Move to: EverythingYetNothing.com|
You have the domain until 16-feb-2018, why you dumping it?
Posted: July 7th, 2017 @ 11:32PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: 20 year party|
The funny thing is I have known about you before you started at Blizzard. And chatted with you while you have been working there off and on (mostly off) over those 20 years.
I once shook your hand at E3, but you called me a stalker, so I never attempted to contact you again in RL. :-) Now you have a daughter and are a grown ass man, you have grown up right in front of us. :p
My wife once called herself a Warcraft Widow because I would stay up all night playing WC2, using your strategy guides. I loved lining up the goblin sappers/demolition squads to blow up town halls. Your guides made it fun.
Congrats on your 20 years, that is a long time to be with the same company.
Posted: June 11th, 2017 @ 7:00PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Sunday + OLD Random News|
Being an Annual Pass holder at Disneyland (even though those thefts are are at Disneyworld), I am amazed how trusting people are. They park their strollers with ALL their stuff in the bottom (keys, wallets, purses, and things they have bought) and hop on a ride. I can't excuse people for stealing, but people are dumb if they don't take care of their own stuff.
When my kids were young, I would take a cheap cane stroller (or rent one there since they will replace it if it gets taken), and carry all our stuff with us in a back pack on the ride. It's not worth a thief's time taking a cheap ass stroller.
Regardless, I hope that b**** gets what is coming to her.
Posted: May 22nd, 2017 @ 9:18AM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2|
I saw it on Friday at Downtown Disney. Went to a 7:15 showing. I bought the tickets 20 minutes in advance and the theater was only 200 of the 500 or so seats had been sold. It surprised me, but I guess if you are going to Disneyland, you are there for the park and not so much the theater..
It was in an Atmos theater, and it was worth it. I would easily pay for a better sound system than 3D. I actually avoid 3D and only watch it if I can't find it in 2D. That is something I wish would just die.
Movie was great, one of my 15 y/o's favorite song is Mr. Blue Sky, so that was a great moment for her. My kids listen to older music, so they enjoyed the film more with the non-modern music that was used (like in the first).
My friend said he felt the "funny moments" were a bit forced, though I don't agree. I am excited to see the MCU films for the rest of the year and next.
Posted: May 8th, 2017 @ 5:14PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Wednesday Random News|
I worked at a Pizza place when I lived in Idaho and Salt Lake City when I was 14-15. We used to hand roll the pizza. I would flatten it by hand, roll the edge out, spin it to even out the middle, throw it on a pan and cut the edges in about 20-30 seconds. You actually get pretty good at spinning after doing so many during rush.
I can do the spins in the air, behind the back and hand to hand switches (my kids are amazed at me just twirling a damp towel or square pillow), but forget the shoulder rolls. I didn't even know there was a competition for that.
Posted: April 14th, 2017 @ 10:21PM
|IN RESPONSE TO: Games|
Forgot to add...
I got you beat on the years playing video games. I think I am around 42 years if you count the Sears Pong my parents bought me back in late '75 (I think that is the year).
I have played (not owned though) almost every system since.
Posted: April 10th, 2017 @ 8:19PM