Animis

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  1. So I was going to purchase a Microsoft Kinect until I read the requirements. According to Microsoft, it needs 6 feet of space to function properly. That is a lot more than you think when you actually bust out the measuring tape. I mean, for most people I think it hits right where their coffee table is. Luckily, my coffee table is sturdy so I can just play standing on it. 8)

     

    Here's some typical living rooms... I think the coffee table is going to be a problem, maybe Xbox users will have to trade in their coffee tables?

     

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    Anyone else see a problem with this?


  2. Blockbuster filed bankruptcy - Chapter 11. They did it this morning 9/23/2010.

    News Release: Here

    They just can't compete with Netflix and Redbox. Their overhead is too high, and they are currently ?1 billion? dollars in debt. They said they plan to recapitalize and change their business structure, in the mean time they are keeping their stores open as usual while they undergo this company-wide transformation... But stores in Argentina have all just been shut down completely, gone.


  3. Yeah, Apple had a nice head start but they've already shot themselves in the foot. By being so closed and tyrannical about what SOFTWARE they allow you to run on Apple hardware (that you've paid for with good money!) they've created the "open" monster that is now Android.

     

    My suggestion? If you have Apple stock, sell it, quickly.

     

    The tab is only the first of many Android tablets to come. The screen size isn't an issue for me, but if it is.. Well Samsung isn't the only one making a tablet.

     

    Archos is working on the new Archos 101, which has a 10.1 inch screen!

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    There is also the new LG Optimus tablet coming out that has a 10 inch screen.

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    There's more but I don't feel like tracking them down. :lol:


  4. The only thing I'm kinda looking forward to dump my cash on is Assassin's Creed 3, but there is a loooooooooooooong time until it comes out, so let's not speak useless things.

     

    I'm with ya there.. HUUUGE Assassins creed fan here. If you haven't noticed... I do try to be a little subtle about it.


  5. I was trying to decide whether I should get a fancy new droid x, droid incredible, Evo 4g, iPhone 4, or some other phone. Blackberry has the Storm 2 coming out and there are still a lot of others. I didn't even consider the Samsung but it does have an impressive processor.

     

    Here's a chart I found that should help out if you are in the same boat as me. I just wish I didn't have to pay the obligatory (and retarded) $30/ month data plan.

     

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  6. Anyone have the new Droid Incredible phone from Verizon yet? It runs on the Google Android OS and it looked pretty sweet when I went to the Verizon store yesterday to check it out.

     

    Downside, it's backordered and won't be shipping until June 17 or later... But I'm wondering if I should jump on it or if there is something better coming out. Right now it's $100 after bing cashback, but.. The data plan is kind of annoying at $30 per month and the 500 minute minimum voice plan that is also $30... Not to mention the roadside assistance that is an additional $3 per month, and then phone insurance is almost a no-brainer for only $60-70 per year (broken down to ~$5 per month)

     

    Honestly I don't need any of that, there are WiFi hotspots everywhere and everyone I know has Verizon and "in-calling" is free. Oh and I have Google Voice too so... yeah the monthly price of roughly $60-$70 /month when it is all said and done seems kind of high for just a single plan. Per year that's ~$700. Almost double what I pay for High Speed internet at my house.


  7. looks like a well done game using the World of Warcraft gfx engine.

    Found a video of it here:

     

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    They have an active twitter and facebook and do maintenance pretty regularly. I might give this one a try but I'm going to look around because there are about 3 others coming out soon;

    Mortal Online

    Darkfall

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  8. I played The Witcher and it was a pretty fun (but very graphic) RPG. The best part about it was the moral decisions you were forced to make throughout the game.

    Based on how graphic the game was, I couldn't recommend it to too many people but it had a good compelling story and functional design. It also had a lot of different things to do and could keep you busy for quite a while. The combat in this game was very good too.

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    I also liked Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion. It's heavily focused on the story line and solving puzzles, so much so I felt like the combat was really lacking throughout the game. There are about 100 different classes to play through the game and about 20 different paths to take, so playing the game in it's entirety could literally take years.

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    If you want to go Old School style and pick up a SNES emulator, I still believe Chrono Trigger is the best RPG that has ever been made. Most people prefer the Playstation 1 version of it, so that may be even better but I haven't played it.

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    If you have any inclinations towards Star Wars at all, Knights of the Old Republic is a very good RPG series. I have only played through parts of both but they were both good for what I did play.

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    I haven't played this one myself but Baldurs Gate is a huge top seller. Maybe someone else can tell a little bit more about this one.

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    Planescape deserves a mention too but I only played it for 10 minutes. It's really Diabloish though so you have to be into that.

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    Mass Effect was mentioned in a thread on here already, its my favorite!


  9. Interesting problem! I have not seen anything like it, and I've completely stopped using 2007 since the 2010 has come out. I'd suggest trying it with 2010.. it's a MUCH better Outlook.

     

    get it here: http://www.groovypost.com/howto/groovyd ... -download/

     

    If you can't do Office 2010.. then this MAY help fix 2007.

    The issue in the kb article is related to the issue you are having although it isn't identical.

    From Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290684

    This issue occurs for one or more of the following reasons:

    You have a corrupted Outlook profile or a corrupted Outlook Express identity.

    There are conflicts with add-ins or with antivirus software.

    The registry contains incorrect information for the Protected Storage System Provider subkey for the user account in Windows XP, in Windows 2000, and in Outlook 2003 or earlier versions of Outlook.


  10. Prices are most likely to drop 25% within 6 months, $499.99 is too expensive.

    Kindle has the battery advantage, but I doubt anyone will use it 10 hours straight without an opportunity to charge it.

     

    I have to agree with "if you want to take pictures buy a camera" ideal. But if you look at the market there are a ton of people perfectly content with taking pictures on their crummy cell phone cameras. Built-in web-cam for skype and such come standard on notebooks and netbooks nowadays too.

     

    It's so similar to the iPhone or iPod Touch but it's the size of a netbook. It's disappointment because I was really expecting a mix between the two. Instead it's just a big iPod Touch being advertised as a book reading device. The problem with the book reading part is it has the potential to cause some bad eye strain because unlike the Kindle it is a back-lit screen.

     

    I think they are off to a good start but this device was not near ready for a full launch like this. I expect to see a 2nd Gen version to be out within the next 6-8 months and it will have all of the features this one should have.


  11. TechCrunch just released a hands on video of the device. I'm not impressed. It looks like it's just a giant iPod Touch 2G

     

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    for $499.99 I would rather pick up the Google Nexus One. It's smaller and does the same thing, plus you can make calls on it. I've already lost all of my trust with Apple when they charged a fee to enable already built-in features on the iPod Touch.

     

    •No Camera – HUGE miss/fail - no video chat, nothing...

    •Multi-task – this thing can only run 1 app at a time

    •Lack of flash support in web browsing - safari browser crashes too much with plugins.. Sure it has HTML5 but why not just use a better browser or include flash?

     

    Lame!

     

    But I have to agree this is the Amazon Kindle killer. About time if you ask me..


  12. Mwave is selling this sweet asus router.

    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch_v3 ... ia=BA24252

     

    ASUS WL-520GU 2.4Ghz 125mbps Broad Range 802.11g Wireless Router 4-port (Retail) ($10 Mail-In Manufacturer Rebate Available from 01/01/10 till 01/31/10)

     

    *Limit 1 per customer

     

    $39.99 - $10 Mail in Rebate = $29.99

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    Rebate: http://www.mwave.com/mwave/spechr/rebates/ba24252b.pdf

     

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  13. Wow that sounds strange. I'm not sure how you got it to do that.

     

    So when you try to browse through your email attach dialog, and then click a folder shortcut that is on your browser. Instead of going to the folder it just attaches the folder shortcut?

     

    I tried to replicate the problem but it just won't do it!

     

    Definitely something unique. Are you sure it's a folder shortcut and not a compressed folder?