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Kumba 2 days ago on 09/21/14
Am I the only one who didn't immediately think of the movie "Snatch" upon reading this?

This is a reply to the thread "So I bought a house..." by Pudduh, posted in Gen. Chat

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Kumba 6 days ago on 09/17/14
Orin Sempton said:

Check the wood regularly for rot and for weird stains and mold. Keep it somewhat clean, don't let crap pile up on it. Sweeping is your best friend.

Check to see if it's still sealed by dropping some water on it. If water beads, you're ...


Looks like the wood is splitting a little bit. The Mid-Atlantic area has some weird freeze-thaw cycles at random which doesn't make decks happy. I took the easy way out and got a vinyl deck installed. Not cheap, but virtually zero maintenance.

This is a reply to the thread "Home Improvement/DIY" by domminess, posted in Gen. Chat

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Kumba 57 days ago on 07/28/14
Part of me wonders if the stories of the Expanded Universe are the only thing getting tossed out, and perhaps some of the characters will remain, simply retold with different stories, relationships to other characters, new backgrounds/histories, etc. That would fit with the old books getting renamed to "Legends", and the fact that Episode VII takes place 30 years after RotJ.

Kinda like Tenchi Muyo. There's what? Three or so different variations of that series, all the same characters, but different circumstances, stories, events?

This is a reply to the thread "ITT: i blow your mind" by Lord Not-To-Fucked-With, posted in Otaku Chat

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Kumba 2 months ago on 07/20/14
PS, this is Mike Holmes. He's the Canadian equivalent of Superman, except instead of jumping over buildings, he fixes them. DIY and HGTV runs his shows a lot, especially Tuesdays on DIY. He's not a big advocate of DIY stuff, but his approach is that, if you are going to DIY, then be smart about it and don't hesitate to call in the experts if you're not really, really sure about something.

This is a reply to the thread "Home Improvement/DIY" by domminess, posted in Gen. Chat

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Kumba 2 months ago on 07/20/14
For those tackling wiring, some quick tips:

- Most US and Canadian homes require a minimum of 15A branch circuits. 20A for bathrooms and kitchen counter top sockets. Kitchen sockets should be on a minimum of two branch circuits (that is, two breakers or fuses). US kitchen sockets can be 15A sockets on 20A circuits, but Canadian code requires 20A sockets on 20A circuits.

- Refrigerators, garbage disposals, dishwashers, microwaves, washing machines and sump pumps should be on dedicated circuits, usually 20A.

- 14-gauge wire for 15A circuits, 12-gauge for 20A circuits. It's okay to p ...

This is a reply to the thread "Home Improvement/DIY" by domminess, posted in Gen. Chat

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Kumba 2 months ago on 07/20/14
fukkake said:
When we bought the house the guy said that there was water that comes in every once in a while when a good storm comes around. I thought OK, a puddle here or there isn't so bad!...It is like a whole basement floor puddle. So, I am pretty sure an investment into a Sump Pump will be a huge project for us this year.


I'd get that looked into ASAP. If water is penetrating your house's foundation, then that means you not only lack a sump pump (or have one that isn't working), but your drainage tile system is not working. That water seeping in is going to slowly erode the ...

This is a reply to the thread "Home Improvement/DIY" by domminess, posted in Gen. Chat

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Kumba 2 months ago on 07/11/14
Speaking of the All Blacks, in a way:
http://...cnn.com/...w-zealand-787-9-dreamliner/index.html

CNN said:
(CNN) -- A near all-black Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has been delivered to launch customer Air New Zealand, giving Boeing fans and aviation nerds a dramatic introduction to this latest model of the fuel-efficient plane.

This is a reply to the thread "All Blacks to play USA Eagles at Soldiers Field." by Pudduh, posted in News & For Sale

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Kumba 3 months ago on 06/17/14
I stumbled across one of the sports channels on DirecTV late the other night, and found myself watching a live Rugby match between England and the All Blacks. Quite interesting, especially the "Haka" that the All Blacks do before the start of every game:

All Blacks Haka v England - 07/06/14:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cOMGZxEEio

Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haka_(sports)

All Blacks won, and took home a Hillary Trophy and some kind of shield trophy. Pretty neat. I can definitely see the origins of American and Canadian Football (gridiron) in Rugby.

Still ne ...

This is a reply to the thread "All Blacks to play USA Eagles at Soldiers Field." by Pudduh, posted in News & For Sale

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Kumba 4 months ago on 05/14/14
John Booty said:
In my case, I decided the temperatures in my case were low enough that the H50 would work fine with its radiator fan blowing out. I have a side intake fan pointed right at the GPU + CPU already. If I had the H50 blowing in and the side fan blowing out then the GPU wouldn't have gotten any outside air. But with the side fan coming in and the H50 blowing out, both the GPU and the H50 get some nice outside air.


What's funny, is my case has the side intake fan right where the H80i radiator mounts on the back panel. So I had to remove that fan for a while, and I have t ...

This is a reply to the thread "Generic PC Hardware discussion thread." by Frito, posted in Otaku Chat

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Kumba 4 months ago on 05/13/14
John Booty said:
You might want to do the CPU cooler first and see where you're at, noise-wise, and then decide if you want to take it farther and do the GPU as well.

I know zero about water cooling as well but that H50 is painless. It's sealed and you never ha...


Hmm, I think I get why they say to mount the fans as an air intake. Since you're cooling a radiator, you want to draw in the cooler air from outside the case over the warmer radiator. If you do it the other way, then you'll be using the already warmer ambient air inside the case to cool the radiator, which result ...

This is a reply to the thread "Generic PC Hardware discussion thread." by Frito, posted in Otaku Chat

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Kumba 5 months ago on 04/07/14
Here's a similarly-related case:

[quote=CSMonitor]Two weeks after hearing argument in a case examining whether corporations may be exempted from providing religiously objectionable contraceptives in their employee health plans, the US Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a case testing whether a commercial photographer in New Mexico has a First Amendment free speech right to refuse to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony.

The high court’s refusal to hear the case came without comment from the justices. It lets stand a series of court rulings in New Mexico finding that t ...

This is a reply to the thread "Regarding Firefox and Mozilla" by m1cnBot, posted in News & For Sale

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Kumba 5 months ago on 04/07/14
John Booty said:
But it's easy, isn't it?

Like PopeCorky said, free speech means you have the right to say whatever you like (as long as you're not making terroristic threats, etc) without being jailed.


It's not. If it was easy, this discussion, let alone this news story, would not be taking place. This thread's entry in the backend OB database wouldn't even exist. Precisely because it's not easy is why this debate is happening, and the fact that we are having this debate is a good thing. It means we are slowly working through the processes of how to handle this s ...

This is a reply to the thread "Regarding Firefox and Mozilla" by m1cnBot, posted in News & For Sale

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Kumba 5 months ago on 04/05/14
mheart said:
I don't know if this is a hardware or software question. Basically I just want my screensaver (the Fliqlo clock) to show on one monitor while the other goes into sleep mode. Right now I'm using a trial program to do this. Is there a way to make it h...


Off the top of my head, I don't think it's possible to independently control the monitors in Windows. I ran into a similar issue where Windows can only size a background to the size of the primary monitor that is attached. I.e., if you have a 27" and a 30", and your 27" is the primary monitor, you can on ...

This is a reply to the thread "Generic PC Hardware discussion thread." by Frito, posted in Otaku Chat

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Kumba 5 months ago on 04/05/14
Updated: 4 months ago on 05/13/14
There's an expansion now? I bought the collector's edition long ago, but got turned off by all the negative reviews it got. Probably should break it out and play it finally... [addendum]
Kumba said:
There's an expansion now? I bought the collector's edition long ago, but got turned off by all the negative reviews it got. Probably should break it out and play it finally...


It is pretty fun, though never having played D3 anytime before the RoS expansion, I guess I missed out on all of the flaws to compare against. Started a wizard, now on a demon hunter. Playing it off-and-on ...

This is a reply to the thread "Diablo III" by fangy, posted in Otaku Chat

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Kumba 5 months ago on 04/05/14
I've mused for the past few days on this topic, not quite sure on how to put into a short blurb what my thoughts are on this topic. But then I found this op-ed that really sums up my thoughts better than I think I could write it:

[quote=Danny Westneat]Except that also last week, a Silicon Valley technology firm, Mozilla, buckled to public pressure and ousted its new CEO, Brendan Eich, when it was revealed he had given $1,000 to Proposition 8 opposing gay marriage six years ago.

Officially he resigned, but you can be sure he was told to go. There was no evidence his views against legaliz ...

This is a reply to the thread "Regarding Firefox and Mozilla" by m1cnBot, posted in News & For Sale

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