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1576  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 13, 2013, 01:05:04 AM
Yeah, the wall thing can be a pain, but honestly, a good mount and a stud finder, you'd only make MAYBE 4 holes in the wall, more if you're talking a swivel mount. A little plaster and some touch up paint and it's like the holes were never there. Plus, you can buy some wire molding, hide all your cableage, and have the sexiest looking tv in your group of buds. If you really wanna be a badass, check out the new sonos speaker bar, unless you want real surround sound in which case you should get a good home entertainment system and a sonos hookup, or even better a sonos speaker system. If I sound like a sonos rep, I work for a dealer, so I technically am :). The stuff is great though, but the amps are a bit shitty, so avoid them.

Professionally, I've been an a/v installer for about 5 years alongside my father. Not so professionally, we've been setting up home sound systems for years, probably 15 or so. He's an audio engineer for 30+ years, and has worked concerts, stages, all sorts of venues as a sound guy. He's sort of "legally crippled" though, so now I do the work, he's just a consultant and advisor. I've got a pretty decent understanding of analog and digital signals, carpentry , networking to a degree, and he's got a grasp of sound that you'd get from years of musical background, as well as a background in carpentry and electrical work, video, and telecommunication (though his IT knowledge is lacking, he is an old man after all). We do pretty well, and one thing I picked up from him is don't be a dick about what you know. Share the knowledge. If anyone's ever curious about how to approach home audio and video like that, feel free to shoot me a pm, I'll try to help best I can.
1577  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV 2.0 - Holy Shit!? on: March 13, 2013, 12:45:22 AM
PS3 launch is simultaneous.  Phase 3 is when the PS3 beta begins.  Phase 2 is gamepad testing on PC, of which feedback for gamepad testing will impact both PC and PS3 players.  I'm a gamepad guy, so I am really pumped for phase 2.
Ballin. I knew there was a reason I let you call me fat all the time.
1578  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 12, 2013, 02:45:57 PM
I got a new teev over the weekend. Ballin 50" sony LED. (room is too bright for a plasma).

This thing rules my life
Nice, sony's tvs are still fairly solid. You wall mounting it, or leaving it on a stand?

Btw, as an installer, a suggestion for preferred viewing. Sit down where you plan on using it the most and make sure you sit regularly, as you would normally. Measure where your eyes start from the floor, and using that height you want to place the tv's bottom third at that level. So if you're seated so your eyes are 3 feet off the floor, and your tv's height is 3 feet high, you'd want the botton of the tv to start at 2 feet. I'm just using those numbers for ease of explanation, the actual numbers will be very different. It's supposed to give you the most comfortable viewing angle possible and allow you a full field of vision.
1579  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV 2.0 - Holy Shit!? on: March 12, 2013, 02:34:13 PM
Just bought a laptop last night for an emergency installation in manhattan, but it's a pretty shit one. If it can run ffxiv though, I'll probably try to be there at launch...unless they attempt a ps3 launch alongside it, then I'm all over the pstriple launch.
1580  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: March 12, 2013, 01:03:31 AM
Hey guys, remember how Bloomberg bamned sugary drinks in restaurants in new york city starting tomorrow? Yeah...about that.

1581  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 12, 2013, 01:01:45 AM
Gym today, chest stuff (cuz no one cares about other areas except legs, right?). Benchpress was no increase in weight, but I did a larger amount of reps. 260 twice unassisted, 3 times with a spotter. Pretty solid, but my big move was incline bench press, which is naturally more difficult, and I did it after 2 other workouts. 225 3 times with no spot....I was pleased. I also wanted to make up for a poor week last week and tried doing some shoulder work, until I noticed a guy doing deadlifts. I had the crazy notion to try some clean and jerk. For those uninitiated btw, clean and jerk is basically a deadlift that rides into a military press. Now, I have mentioned this before, but I weigh 380 pounds. This, my friends, is a FUCKTON of fattiness, so any exerciser that encompasses me starting from a crouched position to a standing, like squats or deadlifts, is natively more difficult, so I only set up 145 lbs for the exercise. My first set was 5 reps and I was winded, 3 minutes later another 5 reps...then 3...then 2...last one I could barely even lift it over my head. Probably would have been better to not have done a full workout BEFORE doing Olympic style weight lifting, but hey, I'm tired and not broken, so I guess it's okay.

A funny note, I walked off to a small room for classes, and tried to level out with some pushups. I had placed my hands on the floor and took up a pushup position....and promptly fell down 3 seconds later. Before anyone says HAHA fatty, before I started working out I could successfully do 20 pushups with some effort. Basically, my chest was completely fatigued and I found it funny that I couldn't even hold myself up.
1582  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: March 11, 2013, 01:38:56 PM

I felt kind of stupid last night, I had exchanged a few cards for those initial merit boosts and was saving my cards for later, thinking that the other ones opened up as the game progressed...

Well little did I know that you had to buy everything in the tier one line for the next teir 2 line to open up lol..

Anyway just thought I would mention this in case somebody else did this.
Yep, this was covered earlier in the topic too. You can't advance til both requirements are met, story advancement and all prior purchases made.
1583  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: March 11, 2013, 03:10:28 AM
It's not really a spoiler, it's pretty common knowledge that her name is Milla Maxwell. Her character entry in the manual even says she's the great spirit. Now if I told you that....wait, that'd be a spoiler, hee hee hee.
1584  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: March 10, 2013, 10:41:22 PM
I just wanted Pascal to jump in front of the camera and pose when that was happening....
1585  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: March 10, 2013, 03:11:54 PM
Besides, Milla's backstory is she's really the great maxwell spirit. She's lived in semi isolation all her life, and only came out to deal with matter involving the lesser spirits. She's supposed to evolve as the game progresses.
1586  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: March 10, 2013, 04:55:23 AM
Yeah tell me about it. I can still put out respectable numbers with my double attack Ogresse, but it requires a lot of effort.
1587  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: March 09, 2013, 05:05:03 PM
Now hold on, that skirt is REAAAAAALLLY short, and I don't think she's gonna be able to pack any extra baggage there.

Seriously, I'd let Milla beat the hell out of me. She's purdy, hee hee.
1588  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: March 09, 2013, 04:50:05 PM
Pardon the entire upcoming post as it will be entirely in caps and full of rage...


I love Young Justice.
1589  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: March 09, 2013, 04:06:18 PM
Seriously, Milla's voice....holy crap she sounds like a dude. But she sounds so hot still.
1590  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: March 09, 2013, 02:55:45 PM
I didn't mention apoc for another solid reason when I talked about entropy. U.less you're a perfectionist or a career job, making an apoc over ragnarok is just silly. 9/10 times you're not gonna be solo in game, so being able to keep yourself alive is unecessary. To skip the ragnarok in favor of survivablility is silly as a drk. That being said, an apoc user can actually use entropy quite well. Matter of fact, an apoc user will probably outdamage a reso spam on a non-relic/emp drk or a fulgurante with occasionally attacks twice drk. Honestly, I'd recommend liberator over apoc at tgis point simply for making resolution better. Liberator augments absorbs spells, so add that on your absorb str, and watch the numbers soar.

I like shijin spiral, btw. The plague effect, coupled with chi blast and the tp inhibit merit effect make encounters very safe. Plus, dex is easy to come by on monk.
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