Sledgstone

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  1. Nacho flavored slim jims are not as good as regular ones.. ehh.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Let me know if it's fixed. The first time I tried, I got ripped off, last time ps4 was darkened out and you couldn't pick it. I have 3 points waiting to be redeemed.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      It was working fine for me 2 days ago when I claimed a bronze battlepack. Thats where I saw I needed 3 points for a gold. I'd have bought more over the past couple months, but I could only find the bf4 codes on the boxes of mini slim jims until now. I'd rather spend $3 for 3 regular sticks and get 3 codes instead of buying a box for $3 and getting only one. But yeah, try it again. I got my ps4 code, redeemed it in the psn store and then I got nothing.. I had the game on when...

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      ... I claimed the code. So I rebooted and it gave me a notification that I had a battlepack to open after the game reloaded.

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  2. My new Cast Iron pan is working amazing. Steaks turned out great on it. :D

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      That was the first thing I cooked with it.. well, only thing I've cooked on it so far. I seared both sides of some rib steaks and then finished them in the oven. The cast iron transfers the heat so much better than a regular pan. ^_^

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Once it is seasoned, it will be even better. I like my steak medium rare... so searing a ribeye on the pan only does the trick for me. :P

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Thats how I'll be eating mine next time. Everything turned out a perfect well done. Now I have a good feeling for how fast it cooks. :D

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  3. Wow.. my server's webmail programs got upgraded.. Its so different now. O_O

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      At the bottom of that page is version 1. Thats what I was using. Now I'm using version 5.0 at the top of the page.

    2. Pchan

      Pchan

      Those images look complicated x_x

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      They kind of do.. but after about 5 minutes of using it, it functions alot like the old outlook express program I used to use many years ago.

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  4. I played so much BF4 tonight. I finally got that Eagles Nest assignment. I got 5 kills on the firestorm tower with some great SRAW kills, then got my sniper rifle ribbon all in one round. That was a pain in the ass to accomplish. I had an amazing video and my PS4 saved the wrong clip again. -_-

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      XD, was a blast. Too bad we lost, especially after you guys spent all that time moving over to my side. Pfft, we spent more time trying to figure out moving between teams. I hardly noticed him talking between my "oh shit, there's a tank right there" moments. I'll be on again tonight if you're on, I'm off so I can play longer.
    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Cool. I'll try to get on a round or two later. :P

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Well, I won't be getting on tonight after all. I'll be on sometime later this week tho. I'll look for you online.

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  5. I'm in Ohio and need wifi. family is fun.. but I'm having some Internet withdrawal.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      lmao. It would work too. I haven't had any time to check my internet stuff. :P

    2. Eppy

      Eppy

      How is the poisoned water treating you?

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Hahaha. No poison water for me. I was in the central ohio area. That poison water sounded horrible. O_O I'm glad I'm back home now. :D

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  6. Necromancer in GW2 is so much fun. I can't wait to get more minion skills. :D

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Thats awesome, I'll try that. WvW will scale me up, but what about my armor? Won't ppl still kill me in a matter of a few hits?

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      My level 80 can die in the matter of a few hits XD. Just stay ranged at all times, and get in the capture circles and you get 1/6th-1/5th of your xp bar filled every time.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Nice. I'll set my guy for ranged attacks and try it later.

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  7. I'm planning on being on Destiny tomorrow afternoon. Sometime around 12-6pm edt or longer if anyone is interested in teaming up. :D

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      lol. :P If not for me and lady being so damn sick the last week, I'd have spent more time on Destiny, but the PS4 is in the downstairs bedroom that I didn't want to get contaminated. -_-

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      You should have seen this clown that was match made with us on Devil's Layer. We both got the trophy for revives because of him. -_-;

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I got two or three "medic" symbols flash on my screen because of how many revives I did. O_O

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  8. I lucked out and got in a great group and beat Tequatl on my first try! :D

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      The map chat fail was so epic. XD

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I should have taken a screen shot of that. XD I got one more of the achievements done in that last go.. the "don't get hit by the large guy's explosion" I need to dodge the tail, shock waves and find that chest underwater still.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      The first time fighting Tequatl I was on my PC.. the second time last night was on my laptop.. I swear my laptop felt like it was going to melt after that. XD

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  9. I finally finished watching sword art online. the first half was definitely my favorite. but overall it was a pretty good series.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      So they did make a sequel.. hmm. I'll have to download some eps. Cool.

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Yea, it's based off the third arc (Phantom Bullet) of the books as well as two side stories (Caliber and Mother's Rosario).

    3. Eppy

      Eppy

      Mother's Rosaria is an arc from when I read the novels...Caliber is a side story

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  10. I damaged my ulnar nerve in both my elbows. Random numbness in my fingers at night and tingling numbness during the day. Its been 2 weeks since it's started to improve. Could take up to 6 months to fully heal. X_x

    1. DeathscytheX
    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      According to my doctor its because I type all day for work. I had to much pressure on my elbows from my office chair. I can't use arm rests anymore and I had to change my sitting posture. x_x One day I woke up and my left arm was completely limp. I could pick it up and drop it like dead weight with my other hand. Scared the crap out of me. x_x I kept rubbing the arm and it eventually did full pins and needles feelings and then intense pain. wtf. Since then I had the same thing happen to b...

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      both my hands a couple times and my pinky and ring fingers even more. Its been 8 days since my last full numbness episode. My left hand still has some partial numbness.

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  11. I got my Dragon Hunter unlocked last night. Those damage modifiers.. wtf. O_O

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Probably... but only because of PVP -_-; But maybe not since Guard is basically a dungeon/fractal favorite. Not a lot of people like it in PvP despite it's wrecking power. I guess I'll keep the slow mo movement because of that. If anything it might get buffed for raids! XD

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      "ZOMG YOU HAS PERM SWIFTNESS!!!!" Yeah trying running Staff Retreat/Save Yourselves in PvP ass... :P

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Lmao. So true. XD

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  12. Just a heads up. Our old Spoiler tag no longer works. x_x I'll work on getting a new bbcode for that.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      No. But I noticed it in the star wars topic. I'm glad I already saw it. XD Instead of a drop down spoiler box, it encased the spoiler in a box that was completely visible.

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      I was going to say something when I noticed it this morning but I figured you already knew. XD, well everyone who hasn't seen the new Star Wars definitely got spoiled by our discussion.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      lol. Those spoilers were all over the place. I should edit the topic to indicate spoilers in the title now that I'm thinking about it.

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  13. I just beat StarCraft II Legacy of the Void. It was a great campaign and it ended well. Where the story went wasn't what I was expecting. With how it ended I doubt we'll get a StarCraft 3. I hope Blizzard doesn't MMO this game and screw up it's lore. Compared to Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void wasn't the most enjoyable. I definitely liked HoTS better. But I also can't play Protoss worth a damn unless I have a crap ton of carriers.

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Pfft, at the rate I'm going I won't beat it until next year XD

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      If they eventually make a SC3, I'd like to see a fourth race introduced like how the undead army was added to Warcraft 3. They could bring the new species in from another galaxy or from the outer rim worlds or something.

      Theres one plot hole I was surprised wasn't touched upon. At one point in HoTS, Kerrigan made a special queen to take over a Protoss ship and lost contact with it. The last time we saw that queen she was still on that Protoss ship spawning an army and was on it's way to Aiur to wage war against the Protoss. I kept expecting a mission to come up with us having to deal with that ship but it never happened.

    3. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      According to the plot summary on the SC wiki the ship is pretty much forgotten after that point (according to the ships profile it was left adrift). We can assume that they are either still adrift (Zerg don't have the means to use Protoss tech) or they fell under the control of Amon and were one of the millions of Zerg you slaughter through the LotV campaign. It's stated that the crew of the ship was unable to send any word to Shakuras (where they were heading) before the larvae spawned and killed the crew so it's extremely unlikely that Artanis even knows what happened and considering the dire circumstance you find yourself in throughout the game it's pretty unlikely that he would of even had the time to deal with it (I mean the poor guy is leading the remnants of his people in a war against a god-like being who can turn his own people against him).

      While a fourth race would be interesting (considering all three races are currently at peace) I don't know if they'd go that far with this (I mean I'd of loved to see the Xel'naga be playable but we both know that isn't possible). Who knows what they'll do but I'd still like to see a game based on the Aeon of Strife, it'd not only be a game focused completely on my favorite race but it'd give us a chance to see how Protoss society collapsed upon itself.

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  14. Since we've had more gallery image comments lately, I added a recent image comments block to the sidebar on the main page forums.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I like that photoshop clone. :tup: I found out that for guild wars 2 we can keybind a Hide UI option to make full screen shots that don't need editing. It works pretty good but I forgot what my keybind was when I first tried it. lmao. I couldn't see the settings option to turn it off. I hit a bunch of buttons until my UI came back on so I could change the setting. XD

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I have mine set like that, but I still crop so I don't upload a 1400x1080 pic. XD

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Thats why I like that image software I have on the server now, it'll auto resize and reduce the image size. :D I sure won't try uploading a 4k image tho. XD My upload rate is 25 mbps tho too so upload speeds are pretty quick for me now.

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  15. Battlefield 1 comes out in 8 days, I'm ordering the early enlister version off amazon tonight for the 20% discount with prime membership. But I'm on the fence about buying premium. I'm sure I'll get my money out of it, but are we really going to get any significant benefit out of it prior to the first DLC's release? I was thinking about holding off on buying premium until the first DLC.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      XD Don't get it so I can get all the benefits. XD

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I might take one for the team and pass on it. XD As soon as they announce awesome stuff for it like a one day 500x XP boost, I'll buy it and that'll be the day PSN gets DDOS'd for 18 hours. XD

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      After looking at the early enlister edition, I think I'm going with the regular base game instead to save an extra $16. The hellfighter and lawrence of arabia stuff doesn't look like its worth the extra $16 to me. The difference is actually $20, but compared to amazon prime prices, I'll save $16. I won't be able to play the game until the 21st which is no big deal to me. I remember BF4's early launch and the servers were a mess. Paying for early access with BF4 was really like paying to be in their server stress test. We're also guaranteed to have PSN down for most of that week too with DDOS attacks too I bet. -_-;

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  16. :( 2016 needs to end now. My younger brother had emergency surgery today because of complications from the last surgery. :( He'll be in the hospital for another week. Still waiting on him to wake up from the anesthesia. 2016 has to stop.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      He got a massive internal infection from the operation. :( They had to remove some masses of infection from his body. He'll be in the ICU for a week and a regular hospital room for another 2 after that. The next 72 hours is critical for him. :(

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Sounds like they didn't give him good enough antibiotics, or perhaps having 2 surgeries already they became ineffective if they gave him the same kind both times. Sheesh.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I think they missed these hematoma blobs when they did the first surgery because it was done with laparoscopy. A week later and they got bigger and one busted which lead to the ER surgery. This time they opened him up straight down his stomach to make sure all the puss sacks were taken out. The doctor is saying he should recover 100% now that he got past this first night but he'll be in the ICU for a week. Hes in rough shape. :(

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  17. We're getting almost 2 feet of snow over the next 2 days. -_-; Winter needs to end.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      We have over a foot of snow now. People are getting power outages near us... and my neighbor has their car stuck at the end of the driveway preventing any plowing of our driveway. wtf. My driveway is a solid 1 1/2 feet deep of drifted snow and the road has only been plowed once all day. All the plows must be busy keeping the freeways and snow emergency routes cleared. I figure at this rate the snow might be up to the hood of my car by morning.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I got plowed out this morning. Yay. I'll take a few pics later. The heaviest snow bands moved on from my location so we didn't get an additional foot like I was concerned about. All in all, I think we got 2 feet total.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Too much snow. X_x 

       

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  18. My car is screwed up. :crap: It has an overheating issue but it doesn't show it as an issue. The radiator fan wont turn on unless my AC or heater is on. No check engine light or anything. After a long diagnosis at a dealership, they've concluded that the computer in the car itself is failing and needs to be replaced. Never had that happen to a car before. Its a hefty bill to get that swapped out. I could go cheap and buy a used part off ebay for $30-100 but I don't see the point when theres no way to test the damn things accurately considering mine is reading as functioning normally. wtf. :( Instead of trading in the car, I'll foot the $1k bill next week when the get the part in. I really don't want another car payment at this point.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Good luck with your car Strider. I used to do all my own car maintenance, but this toyota has been so damn good the last 7 years I've only had to get the front brakes done once.

      Normally I'd agree that the dealerships are rip offs, most of the time they are. But this toyota dealership I go to has been very reliable. The only thing that really seems marked up is the labor. I used to do all my own brake jobs, I'd buy high quality pads for $30+ and rotors for $30 a piece. So for about $100 I'd do my own front brakes, but I'd have to do them at least once every 2 1/2 years because of the amount of driving I was doing at the time. But after putting on a crap load of miles on my corolla and having the front brakes last roughly 4 years, I decided to pay the extra cash for the OEM brake pads and rotors since they last twice as long as the aftermarket ones. The price for those in parts was a bit over double, $230. I was having some health issues and since it was winter (I have no garage), I had the dealership do the work. Ended up charging me $160 in labor. $500 for a brake job seems pretty steep to me compared to getting it done somewhere else for $200, but the parts are double the life span (at least they are for toyota, never seemed to be the case with any GM vehicle I ever owned). This ECU unit is going to cost me $600 for the part. I could save $500 buying a used one, but I'm hesitant because it could have some issue as well. But for the full $1k they quoted me, that also includes replacing the thermostat ($75 part). Roughly $325 in labor total for both parts. I could probably get the bill knocked down to $500 going to another mechanic and getting a used ECU, but I'm also planning on making multiple 18 hour round trips to ohio over the next couple years. x_x If I was just driving around locally I'd probably go with the cheaper option, but it feels like I'd be better off with the more expensive route for the peace of mind. :crap:

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      After getting screwed around with for the last 2 weeks with the dealership not getting the part in, my car has finally been fixed. They did have to replace the ECU and the thermostat. I need to do some more test driving to make sure the car truely isn't overheating anymore. So far so good tho. The car is running smoother, quieter and idles better at least. I called up a couple places to get quotes last week. 2 places wouldn't do the ECU and told me I'd have to go to the dealership but Firestone would. They quoted me $860 before tax for the entire job. x_x Not much savings over the dealership. In the end it costed me $1100 with tax for the ECU, thermostat, oil change and labor at the dealership. I went with them in the end since it comes with a full 1 year parts and labor warranty. If I have anymore issues with these 2 parts they'll replace them again free of charge for the first year. They also gave me a free rental car for the last 3 days while they waited on the ECU to get delivered to them. This crap was costly as hell, but at least I wont have another car payment. I hope thats the end of my car issues for a while. *crosses fingers*

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      2 days after my last post about this issue my car's check engine light came back on. -_-; Long story short, I bitched to the dealership and my car has been there for the last week. Probably because of the cost of the repair work and the fact that they don't want negative reviews online I have had a free rental car for the last 8 days while they trouble shooted the problem with my car. Turns out they put the wrong thermostat in my car because for some reason there are 3 different versions for my vehicle type depending on where the car was manufactured or some crap. They apparently didn't get the right thermostat shipped to them even tho they re-ordered the same one they previously replaced 8 months ago. Then that thermostat also failed which caused them to realize the coolant temp sensor was also malfunctioning by being off by over 15 degrees. They then replaced the temp sensor and the thermostat again and now the car is running fine. I picked it up today. Finally. x_x They didn't charge me for the rental, or the temp sensor or the extra thermostats. They even gave me a $50 credit because the thermostat replacement should have been covered by their warranty to begin with. The ECU was failing and did need to be replaced since it wasn't sending the signal to the radiator fan to begin with either. After picking up my car and driving it home today, it feels like I'm driving a new car again. It idles alot smoother now at stop signs and while parked. Hopefully this is completely fixed now. *knocks on wood*

      The guy at the dealership jokingly said if I end up having to call him back because of this issue again he'll quit his job. XD He also said the head mechanic never wants to see my car again if at all possible. XD

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  19. Ancient Aliens! I wonder what Giorgio Tsoukalos's hair will look like tonight. :P

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Yep! New episodes! New Season!

    2. Pchan

      Pchan

      Any good =_= ??

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Its like they're rehashing old material. Most of these episodes seem to all blend together now.

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  20. We watched a movie marathon today. Avatar, Captain America and now Star Trek.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      The action scenes in avatar were great!

    2. Pchan

      Pchan

      Like 5 minutes of it :P

    3. Pchan

      Pchan

      So I can put a shout and a post on here at the same time. Pretty neat, I just tried it.

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  21. Yay, January thaw. Melt all this horrible snow.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      No!!! We got 30 inches of snow in the last 2 weeks of december, it was a white hell. x_x

    2. Ladywriter

      Ladywriter

      its a ballroom dogshits blitz out there. my scooper was buried too long

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      LMAO! XD yes, the chu "pooper scooper" was hidden in the snow way too long. XD

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  22. I've been wating Fairy Tail tonight.. catching up on some episodes. The grand magic games arc is great. :D

    1. Kite

      Kite

      i stopped just after the time skip. As the next arc was non cannon, and incomplete, is the magic games arc complete, and I might continue watching the anime, I generally watch anime in chunks,. otherwise so little is done per episode, it is border line insanity trying to watch one a week, Naruto for example has been in the same arc for about 18 months (ninja war) 1 ep a week covers to little ;p

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Thats what we do. If its filler we skip it. Then we wait until we have about 10 or so episodes to watch. We're all caught up on Fairy Tail now. 7 episodes yesterday and another 7 tonight. I have a feeling the anime will catch up to the manga at some point soon tho, considering they are both on the same magic games arc.

    3. Pchan

      Pchan

      I stopped reading and to good reason. For instance, the last Erza fight in the manga and the way it ended was hotchpotch. Those big boobs are enticing enough for me to continue watching. I have One Piece for that and FT picks a lot from One Piece anyway.

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  23. Sriracha sauce is awesome! *drenches my pizza in it*

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I'm pouring this stuff on everything! *poured it on my baked potato* :P

    2. Pchan

      Pchan

      Just don't pour it in your coffee XD

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Yeah, that wouldn't taste right at all. :P

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  24. I need more sleep. Work is so annoying. At least tomorrow is friday.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Haha. Yeah, that ends up being the case for me sometimes.. but staying up late for me now is 11:30pm. lmao. *feels like an old man* XD

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Pfft, try sleeping during the day like I do. I'm lucky to get 5 hours of sleep between the neighborhood children screaming (school really should be all year round) and the sunlight (curse you sunlight, I will find a way to do away with you). Plus at least it's Friday for you, it's my Tuesday :(

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Good luck with that. I don't think I could do third shift. Your sleep schedule sounds like my brothers. He works from 9pm to 6am and sleeps during the day and his weekends start sunday night. And I agree about school. It should be year round. *nod*

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  25. Watching Sword Art Online. 5 Episodes in, so far its really good.

    1. Eppy

      Eppy

      Damn right it is :) I got them through the SAO arc so all the have left is the 2nd half with AFO

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Its a good anime. I really liked the SAO arc. *nod*

    3. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Out of the two I honestly enjoyed the SAO arc more. AFO kinda fell flat since there was no more beat the game or die mentality to it (still good though).

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