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Sure, why not?
Scratch that, it's not working for me. :(
Oh not today/now I was just wondering who would be interested and if there was enough people we'd work something out :). Perhaps sometime this week?
Maybe during the week, if I could get it working by then. :)
Fo sheezy mah greasy greenmong!
If I'm around and there's a game going, I'm all for it.
I'm always up for some iSketchalicious!
I-I mean "Kylie" is alway up for some iSketch! Just lemme know when you're gonna play and I'll see if she can join in :P
I still haven't finished these invitations.
I need to stop being so lazy
Or, alternately, procrastinate more!
Noo, needs to be done
NEVER WORK, NEVER SUCCEED!
Huh. Well. That's an emphatic shout, I must say. I'm sure I didn't triple click the submit button. Hmm.
Don't worry, it's happened to me before...
Anyone tried playing as gunner in speed halo?
Copy-paste from Twitter:
Pretty sure the settings prevent you from getting in the gunnery seat.
Oh man, I'm all bouncy and excitable because Sabaton posted on Facebook this message:
"Hello Australian friends.
Anyone wants us to come play "Down Under"?"
If this really means a tour I'll be so happy. :D
So I just bought http://www.powalen.com on a whim. I have no planned uses for it :P
THAT IS THE GREATEST WEBSITE!
That is the most amazing website I've ever seen
Well you're off to a good start.
That, good sir, is all kinds of win!
Imma share that on my Facebook man, its beautiful.
Oh, hell yes!
Nice site. Needs more smurfs. Would visit again
Caterpie's speech bubble is a nice green colour :P. Makes me agree more with what he's saying.
Darksiders finished \o/ Pile of Shame got marginally less Shameful, and I can go straight into the sequel when it releases next month.
Shame that Steam stopped picking up the achievements I was getting, it's registered basically nothing since I played yesterday. :(
So, I just found out that Ctrl+F4 in chrome closes a tab...
Umm... is that good or bad? :P
Ctrl+W works too and only requires one hand/is less of a stretch
Kinda bad... I found it out by accident.
...I'm unsure as to why one-handed shortcuts are valuable to you, Greenman.
By the time you read this it'll of already been written and I'll likely be in bed.
Did I tell you guys I've got an interview at QANTM in regards to entry there this morning? I'm so nervous/excited!
Good luck! :D
Good luck! Probably best not to bring lambogirl :P
Or would it? *suggestive wink*
.....:S what have I done?
Tried playing Just Cause 2 last night.
Boy howdy those are some interesting controls. Going to take a while to get used to that, if I get used to them at all.
Did you tether things to the ground while you are on top of cars. Thats just the best. Tethering cars to other cars. people to the ground. SOO GOOD.
It's worth it to get used to them, though! Grapple-parachute jumping is the only way to travel!
My favourite thing to do is from the start, grab the speedboat, go to the airport , hijack a plane use it to get where you want. Jump out and cling to the bottom until it starts to crash and parachute away. Rinse repeat :)
I assume you're 360'ing?
Because on the PC you have to quicktime punch people with 1234.
Not awkward at all.
Those quicktime car hijackings...
Stop being a babby, don't you know the best way to hijack is to mash a combination of buttons.
See, this is why my life as a criminal failed so hard. I was trying to hijack cars GTA style. One button press and the person just gives up their ride.
Now that I know you need to go through a quicktime event to commandeer someone's vehicle, it should be much simpler for me to go about my outlaw ways.
Man, I love "Just Derp 2". I remeber on the first mission I missed the land point thingie which caused me to slide down the mountain slowly for like a minute. Also the first NPC you encounter you are supposed to grapple hook him off a roof. I did the but he just got back up and just merrily walked around as if he never fell off the roof. I don't think I beat any missions after the manditory tutorial mission.
Y U NO EMAIL ME, NOOB?
WHY DO YOU HATE STRANGE NOB WHY?
Also HAPPY BORTHDAY :)
I'M SORRY STRANGE! I completey forgot then remembered when I got on the train and I didn't even find $10. /o\
I have however set an alarm on my phone to remind me when I get home.
NO CHILI FOR YOU!
Because you won't know where to go to get it. :P
But ... But I like chilli D:
Then remember to not forget to email me for your reminder of where to go. :P
Don't worry. Now that I realise that chilli is on the line I won't forget.
I want just cause 3, i want it to have a multiplayer free roam mode. Where all you do is grapple shit with 3 other people. I would never get bored of that. EVER
Multiplayer free roam in Just cause would be fantastic. I'm imagining all the chaos and fun people can cause in multiplayer and it's awesome. Please Avalanche Studios make this happen!!
I did that.
Then I struggled to climb up the casino in the next mission. At one point I fell down the waterfall. A few minutes of tumbling until the game decided that I needed to return to the mission area. Then I got game overed as soon as I could open my parachute.
Derping seems to be the point of this game.
The game's shooting kind of sucks, the missions get repetitive after a while but the game is still fantastic. Grappling stuff together and just causing mayhem is so much fun. Also, CHAOS is the currency in the game -CHAOS! For some reason that is just awesome.
I'm sure you'll grasp the mechanics soon because once you do there is no need to drive anywhere, just use the grapple and parachute combo. So much faster and more fun anyway.
Finally there are some cool secrets to find in the game world. Listing them here is probably a spoiler but just look out for them.
Well I sure am tired. Was up until 3am trying to get my damn computer running properly.
Computers really piss me off sometimes.
My HDD's were playing up, I had 2x1TB, so I decided to buy a 120gb SSD as a boot drive and a 2TB mechanical for everything else. Pulled them all out and put in the SSD for a clean install, that was all fine, get it running. Put in one of the old ones and transfer over what I can to the SSD. Then take out the old and put in the 2TB. It comes up in the bios when it boots up, but when I'm in Windows, it's nowhere to be found. It sees it in device manager, but I can't get it to read. So fuck, I pull them both out and try boot up with the old drive and the new 2TB with no SSD. Same thing, can't read the 2TB. Think maybe it was because the old drives were set to raid maybe. Wipe the SSD and start from scratch with the drives set to AHCI. Nope, now my CD drive won't load. FUCK.
Set bios back to raid and wipe the SSD AGAIN. Install and same fucking thing. When I have the SSD set as boot drive, the 2TB won't show up, but the old 1TB drive does. They are the same brand/model too. So for now I just have the SSD as a boot disk and my old 1TB for everything else. I can live with 1TB for now and that also means I don't have to transfer anything because it's all still on there. But yeah I don't know where I was going with that. I'm tried and pissed off.
This is gonna seem a little left wing, But
Have you tried punching it?
Maybe you didn't set your Hardrive to slave with the jumpers, i am guessing you thought of that but other than that maybe your new HDD is Broked
Most drives now don't need to be set and are just master/slave stock. I don't think it's broken, even when installing windows it was an option to install windows to it. It's there, it sees it's there, but when I'm in Windows, I don't have it there.
I haven't installed a hardrive in a computer since high school. :| i am such a low class nerd. Stupid Welbot. WHY YOU MAKE LIFE SO EASY BY DOING EVERYTHING FOR ME. That does remind me. Scree i will send it this afternoon.
Is the 2TB formatted correctly?
I've currently got a 60gb SSD for boot, along with an internal 2TB and an external 1TB. When installing my 2TB, it wasn't formatted correctly. Change the format, and presto, that was my issue.
As for yours, it's odd you mention your CD drive experiencing faults. Are you sure that is related to the installation of the SSD?
I think the CD drive was because I was screwing around in the BIOS changing SATA/IDE/AHCI drive settings, once I switched back it was fine. Pretty sure the format was correct. It's just odd that it shows up fine when installing/in BIOS, even in device manager when in Windows. But it just doesn't come up as a drive I can access
It comes up in device manager... showing all the correct metadata? That's WEIRD man.
I'd say it's the formatting, but if -as indicated- it's not, I'm lost :S
I think I have had a similar problem. If u recall what happened is that Windows failed to partition the drive so you have to do it manually. I don't recall how to do that though. Perhaps Google knows?
If I recall* ... Stupid phone.
That sounds about right, yeah! I can't recall the specifics, though I had to do something similar when attempting to get mine going.
The 2tb drive has probably not been initialized. Does it appear in the BIOS? If so then it's there, you just need to tell Windows to format & mount it. Right click computer, select 'manage'. Open the 'storage' option down the right hand side and select disk management. Most likely your disk will be there and not mounted, it should be self-explanatory from there.
If it's not appearing at all it sounds like a dodgy controller on the motherboard or maybe your PSU is overloaded and can't power the 2tb drive.
Thanks, I shall try that when I get home and see how that goes.
I ran into similar problems when I built my current PC. Brand new drives, and so they didn't have any partition info and windows basically only mounted my SSD. I freaked out before I realised the drives were just not enabled.
I started playing Super mario brothers 3 last night, I passed the first world in 8 minutes without losing a life. Next world. 3 worlds and i had a gameover. I think past experiences of me playing that first world like a million times had been commited to muscle memory. Then i got frustrated at it because i had no powerups. I just want a freaking mushroom game. Gonna keep going with that tonight or start megaman X. I am slightly scared because i played that like twice and wont have it committed to memory. I am gonna die So many times :(
You mean you don't just pick up the 2 Warp Flutes in World 1, get to World 2 and pick up the flying P thing, then warp to World 8 and Fly over everything?
Thats how i did it as a kid but i am playing it properly this time. Whats the fun off not playing all the amazing levels. Seriously Dat level design is amazing. In some places its more amazing than others.
Yeah, I never got the idea of playing Mario to beat the game (i.e. skipping levels). I was always playing it for the experience, not the ending.
This doesn't include the levels that suck...
That's because as a kid you don't have that old man mentality.
Yeah, you're right. A little sad, but these days I'm much more focused on the finish of most games. Skyrim is an exception, though. It'll probably take me 3 years to finish the main story, like I did with Oblivion. Too much fun to have in the world :P
So, based on my tax return, I'll have a new computer in a couple of weeks \o/
I anticipate a large amount of Skyrim HD after it's working.
Also, @Crazyguy, if you accidentally close a tab, just hit Ctrl+Shift+T
What are you going to include in your PC, out of curiousity what are the specs you are going for?
Don't have the specifics, but a rough idea is:
i7, probably 3770K
Some variation of the Asus p8z77
16GB quad kit RAM
Currently looking at possible storage configurations, but leaning towards Samsung or Intel SSD with a couple of WD Blacks.
*purr* I demand photos once it's done!
I just ordered an extra 8GB RAM myself, should be here next week \o/
I should probably look at getting my tax done, too. Although I don't think I have anything I can upgrade for reasonable pricing!
My computer is nearly 4 years old. I'm still running on a C2D E6600 and a 9800GTX+, so I'm slightly due for an upgrade :P
Still have no reason why I'm getting 16GB, cause I really won't use it any time over the next 2 years, but if I can get it for $30 more than an 8GB kit I figured "why not?".
Spot on mate. You may not use it, but if it's only that miniscule amount more, "why not?" doesn't seem like a big deal. Also, we all know that bigger number = bigger e-peen :D
In that case, GTX690 TRI-SLI!
You mean quad? :P
Also, screw multiple monitors... HEXA-PROJECTOR!
16gb is worth it if you want the system to last. Reason being that WinXP support is the main reason most PC games aren't 64-bit address aware and able to use the extra memory, and WinXP is going away pretty swiftly now (especially for cutting-edge stuff) and also that current console hardware is holding back PC game specs, but the next hardware iteration will probably have craploads of memory so it's safe to assume the old limits will go away.
Besides, it's nice to be able to multi-task and have everything in RAM. Faster load times and everything. And it's not as if it costs much extra.
I didn't really follow the whole thing that closely but this makes me happy!
I know he's being incredibly immature about the whole thing but it's still worthy of a giggle.
I'd be pretty immature too, if I were given $220K...
I guess that is why no-one's ever given me $220K...
The adult part of me says he did the right thing in a profoundly incorrect way.
The immature part of me says BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!
So I'm a bit stuck on Zelda as I can't play it for long due to Mums ability to hog the TV, so I've moved onto Innocent sin on the PSP.
I've had to use a walkthrough because I can't get out of the darned air raid shelter D=
"Shh Scree darling, mum's trying to watch her stories".
Zelda all the way! Predominantly because I'm a hermit and have never heard of Innocent Sin, but ZELDA!
It's Persona 2.
I'll wait until the weekend when I can play non-stop.
Woooooo ZELDA! I wanna replay Wind Waker. Perhaps I will after I have finished Dragoning the DogMan (im sure ill get sick of it ... Eventually ... Maybe?)
Very unlikely. :P
Anyone know somewhere that's hiring IT guys in Brisbane?
I lose my job in 2 weeks.
Ouch dude. That sucks. Happened to me a few weeks ago so I know how you feel.
That's unfortunate. Sorry man. Best of luck finding a new job.
That sucks man. What do you do? Seek has a lot of results, depending on skills you have.
Alternatively you could look here.
Unfortunately, I know next to no-one in Brisneyland, let alone professional associates. If a change of scenery isn't out of the question, I'd strongly suggest hitting up some mining towns, though it's a bit of a stretch from city life etc.
sorry to hear that man. Can't offer help but never nice to hear about it. Good luck.
Why do I need to help someone with a UPS replacement? It's really not a two-man job...
They're pretty heavy.
Fun fact: Most of our schools don't have UPSes (Is that the plural? UPSeseseses.) They just sort of died and never got replaced.
We're piggybacking a UPS off another UPS here. This is the magical system that keeps our servers up.
Not even kidding.
Maybe they wanted you to stroke their hair while they worked?
We get some hefty ones in for clients, most come in one to a pallet on a pallet jack and require 2 - 3 man lift. They also require 3 phase power and a cooling solution, but still.
It is truly exhausting dealing with this salesman. You're going to give me what I née in the end so why drag it out with a thousand phone calls, walk offs and promises?
Sounds like a relationship. You sure it's just about the sale, mate?
Something something ex wife joke?
You should have probably gone for something along the lines of "seal the deal".
In a different shop today. Got a pair of shoes to repair. Grab the hook knife and trim the sole. Turns out some joker had sharpened the back edge that rests and slides along the shoe upper because... I'm not sure why exactly. So now I have a $3000 pair of Prada heels with a huge score line along the edge of the leather.
Thanks guy who'll never own up to doing something that has made my day REALLY difficult.
Need to pick another game off my pile of shame now that I've finished Darksiders, but I have no idea what to pick. :( I suspect this is one reason my pile gets so big.
Predictable response. It's not really on my pile of shame though as far as games I'd actually consider playing right now. Too big.
Got a short list? We can help recommend from there.
$2.50 to use the ATM
$24 for 25 cigarettes
$3 for a lighter
That's one expensive habit >.<
I know a number of people that spend $200-300 on smokes per week. Thats in addition to the booze. And yet they wonder why I can afford to buy games when on the same money as them.
WHAT?! That's close to two packs a day, no?
I think I float between $30-$40 a week, and even that hurts.
I recall a story on the news when I was living in Canberra, just as they were introducing the new tobacco tax. A woman went into some department store (Big W perhaps?) and was refused the purchase of $5,000 worth of cigarettes. That was roughly a year's supply at a pack a day.
Typically I smoke Roll-Your-Owns, but I've just been too lazy lately.
If you see someone called ddannixx on the server don't worry. It's my cousin.
He's only 9 so be nice haha.
So whose job is it to destroy all of the golden penises? :P
Whoever ...erected them.
All? There's more than one?!
There are 8 golden penises scattered throughout the land! It is your quest to find, and destroy, them all!
(Actually I'm pretty sure there's only 1 now. There was another built into the underside of the flying TAYbar, but I think something happened to it :P)
There's a flying TAYbar? I really need to play more MC :S
It was one of the first things built :P
Well, I know where I'm going Friday night :p
To find 9 giant, golden penises?
I never dreamed that I would climb over the moon in ecstasy,
But nevertheless it's there that I'm shortly about to be
Cause I've got a golden penis!
Cause I've got a golden penis!
I've got a golden chance to make my way
And with a golden penis it's a golden day!
"Follow the yellow dick road!"
@strange - I'd absolutely love to, but unfortunately can't seem to make any of them these days.
That said, chilli dogs sound awesome.
@Melbourne TAY fronds: who is arranging the Batmangs? Because we need to get arranging.
Notoriousaur was, if I remember correctly.
Though maybe all us Melbournians should get off our arses and organise more meats
That was fun.
Just put a UPS in that could support a fully loaded server cabinet, and it's supporting a server, two switches, a NAS, and a router.
What size UPS.....