Sledgstone

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  1. I bet it'll be a 3 hour movie and the first 2 hours will be character buildup of the new boxer character and his struggles with raising a child while trying to work a job and have a boxing career. Slowly they'll bring in some other human mortal kombat characters and in the final hour explain some elaborate tournament and introduce 18 more characters a ninja army and a bunch of aliens in a train wreck of a final hour.. but the best scene will be in the last fight when the boxer has a flash back to him telling his kid something while he throws that perfect finishing punch that saves all of earth.

    There... now I can skip this movie. XD

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  2. Comcast dropped it's bid for the Fox properties. Looks like Disney will get all their comic character licenses back at this rate.

    https://io9.gizmodo.com/comcast-drops-its-bid-to-buy-fox-meaning-theres-nothin-1827713684

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    CNN is reporting that Comcast is bowing out of acquisition talks with Fox after previously bidding $65 billion. In a public statement, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts congratulated Disney’s Bob Iger on the win At this point, there’s no one else in the game making a play for Fox, meaning that pretty soon, Marvel studios will finally have the cinematic rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four once again.

     


  3. On 7/13/2018 at 9:09 AM, DeathscytheX said:

    Nothing is better than BBQ that is given the full time to develop. People don't understand why top tier BBQ can be more expensive compared to other food. You're paying for the time and mastery it took to make it. There was a place we had here, where they smoked the pulled pork for 26 hours. It was to die for, but the guy recently had to close shop because he had cancer and wouldn't be around much longer.

    That bbq and the work they put into it is inspiring. I'd love to eat their food. That whole hog style is something I will never attempt to cook myself mostly because of the space it needs and the cost of the meat. Damn good bbq can be done in a small amount of time depending on the cut tho. Ribs can be smoked to perfection in 3 hours and smaller cuts in similar time but for big cuts like whole hog that takes forever. I've watched alot of competition bbq shows and YouTube videos on bbq to get recipes and techniques but any cook that takes me over 8 hours I'll either use a smaller cut of meat or cook at a higher temp. The kind of bbq these ppl cook is what I'd pay top dollar for because the skill required to cook it right is impressive.


  4. The snow looks way too distracting for me. Without traditional 3D spotting, we'll have to look for movement to see enemies and that snow is way too much of a visual distraction. I'm glad planes will be basically useless without the spotting. Screw the damn planes. They do need to change the shoulder mounted rockets to be a one hit kill for planes and any helicopters there might be. Its ridiculous that the AT rocket in BF1 wouldn't one shot them, but to have an actual rocket/RPG equivalent not destroy them in one hit is just stupid. I'm definitely looking forward to this game, but the crazy low ammo on spawn seems a bit too much. Only 2 clips for an assault on spawn? wtf. I'd waste half those bullets shooting at the first guy I see, then run out of ammo trying to kill the second guy. I don't want to play a game where 70% of the time I'm using a pistol and another 20% of the time I'm in a bleedout screen hoping to get revived with the new revive mechanic. Those 2 things are my biggest concern.

    The 3D spotting change is massive nerf to planes and snipers and I blame the balance and map design of BF1 for that. Everyone in that game now is a sniper or a plane guy that goes 50-2 every match. I love sniping but its hard to enjoy BF1. That and the vehicles sucked in it. If we can get proper BF4 style vehicle combat again I'll be very pleased. We need tanks that have passenger seats that can actually rotate 360 degrees. I hated being a passenger in tanks in BF1 because of the limited visibility.


  5. I bet the movie will be a bastardization of 3 different series rolled into one and focus almost entirely on some political plot line about pacifisim while the gundam pilot kills people and then cries about the murder he has to commit to achieve peace. XD And the enemy will be a misguided teen prodigy with weird eyebrows or hair that shows no emotions and has latent psychic powers. XD 


  6. I watched this clip last night. Looks great. I'm a bit concerned of it trying to be too much like Destiny tho with those individual mission difficulty settings. One thing that I do love is being able to swap out to different suits. I hated being stuck as a hunter in destiny because I didn't want to level and gear another alt. The weapons and combat in this look really fun and that map does look pretty expansive.


  7. I'm surprised they're not doing PvP. Almost every game has a multiplayer pvp end game even when it's not needed.. mostly to sell loot boxes and more cosmetics. I'm guessing theres going to be so many weapons they'd rather not try to balance any of it and I don't blame them for that.


  8. I saw this over the weekend. It wasn't as good as Rouge One, but it was still enjoyable. The new canon for Han and Chewy is ok, but I definitely prefer how they did the kessel run in the novels compared to how it was done in this movie. I think the biggest hold up for me was seeing someone else besides Harrison Ford playing Solo but Alden Ehrenreich did a good job.


  9. I wouldn't blame anyone for leaving a show after being on it for over 5 years. They should have either paid her substantially more or maybe she wanted out regardless just to spread her wings. Besides TWD the only other show I've seen her in was supernatural in multiple episodes and that was years ago. She's a great actress and I doubt she'd ever be typecast as Maggie for life. The  filming schedule for twd must have been pretty restrictive since most of the actors are never in anything else.


  10. Check your county or local town/city website for electronic recycling days and fees. Near me it's like $25 to recycle a CRT monitor or old tube TV. I remember back in the day the garbage company would pick up everything. Now it's a fee for everything. -_-;

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  11. I'm glad that's working for you now. Be careful with that CRT monitor especially with it ticking. Make sure it stays unplugged. I had some PC speakers that weren't even turned on that starting making a noise and then started emitting smoke. Wtf. Damn things almost caught on fire. I'm glad I was home when it happened. Now I'm paranoid about stuff like that. :lookup:


  12. Amazon always taxes us for every purchase that I'm aware of. I usually try to avoid 3rd party sellers since most charge shipping. Maybe some 3rd party ones wouldn't charge me tax but I've never noticed. I think the only large retailer that doesn't charge tax in NY is newegg. But I know they charged me tax before. I think it was some lawsuit or something happened and they stopped charging tax in NY for a while but that will probably change now. I agree this definitely empowers amazon tho. Ever since NY made online retailers charge sales tax years ago almost all my online business shifted to amazon. I used to purchase from a variety of sites to avoid sales tax, but if I have to pay sales tax everywhere I might as well shop on the website with the biggest selection, 2 day shipping and easy returns. I will say that I've purchased more from walmart.com recently in the last couple years tho.

    I read this court decision won't really affect most ebay sellers since it only targets individuals and businesses selling over $100,000.00 in goods per year. Some ebay bulk sellers out there are probably going to start making multiple alt accounts now to sell more products to get under the radar. I feel bad for small businesses tho. They're now going to have to upgrade their online selling software to take into account the tax rate of every state and then have to get their accountants to file all those tax claims for every individual state. I wonder how that'll work for small businesses. If its some giant tax bill they pay out to the different states once a year or if some states have laws that require monthly payments of those taxes. It could really screw some small companies logistically.


  13. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-rules-states-can-require-online-retailers-collect-sales-n873416

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    Supreme Court rules states can require online retailers to collect sales tax The justices broke with 50 years' worth of legal rulings that barred the states from imposing sales taxes on most of the purchases their residents make from out-of-state retailers.

    In NY we're taxed by just about every website there is, but now the rest of the country can enjoy paying taxes for all their online purchases. :P No real change for amazon tho since they already charge taxes for almost every state anyway. I'm wondering if this could force ebay to collect taxes on every single individual seller's transactions now.


  14. Good luck with the new cable! I bet that other one didn't work for them but they were trying to save face. If the new cable doesn't work then maybe the CRT is ok and the actual issue is the graphics card not outputting video.


  15. I'm so confused about that mount. lol. Its a hover bike that is somehow connected to the beetle via magic or something. That thing looks so huge it'll be an eyesore once they release a stardust skin for it. XD Anet has gotten much better with their trailers. I'm getting a bit hyped for this. :D


  16. What kind of connection was the old CRT monitor? VGA? A vga to hdmi adapter should work. If you have one of those you might have bought the wrong type. There are hdmi to vga convertors that have the same looking connections but will only convert a digital signal to analog when you'd want one that converts from analog to digital/hdmi output.

    Good luck finding CRT monitors nowadays. I haven't seen one for sale in years.

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