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  1. Weekend SG

    @ExtremeEdgeGT - I ran into the same issue. Try /quitregiment, worked for me.
  2. Tripping the Circuit

    Tripping a circuit doesn't make it easier to trip in the future. Check to see what rating the circuit is at, but even a modest circuit should be able to draw far more than that. Are you sure that you are the only one on that circuit? Is there anything else on the circuit such as a water heater, furnace, AC, etc? Electronics can certainly draw their fair share of power, but usually it's heaters, hair dryers, hot plates, vacuums, etc that blow breakers.
  3. Diablo 3 - Battletag

    I've really be enjoying myself, post 1.0.4, looking forward to 1.0.5
  4. What he posted: https://www.facebook.com/notes/brandon-j-raub/the-truth/2587924188052
  5. Diablo 3 - Battletag

    Holy Crap numbers, can we dump the wall of text? Without formatting, it's a pain to read, and if people are interested it's an easy click away. Edit: err, thanks, this comes off more douchey than I intended, sorry
  6. Gaming Mouse

    I snagged the Logitech G500 a couple years ago from Newegg's cyber monday sales and I've been pleased with it. It's a fairly good sized mouse, definitely bigger than the cheap crap we get from Dell at work, but I can't compare its shape or size to the MX400, they may be similar. I've got fairly big hands too, but I don't recall whether my pinkie rests on the table or the mouse. I can check when I get home.
  7. Skillzzzz - I have them

    2nded on Ruby over Cold Fusion. Cold Fusion is a fine language, but Rails enforces better design in a way that vanilla ColdFusion doesn't, which is especially important as you learn to program. That said, there are a lot of good languages out there, in addition to Ruby and ColdFusion. Find one that seems intuitive to you, with a healthy supportive community, and extra bonus if you know someone locally who can help you with it. I liked the concept of Ruby, but when it came time to actually pound out some code, I had a hard time intuitively getting the syntax right. I switched over to Python with Django and haven't looked back. That's due more to my own personal taste rather than a deficiency in Ruby though. Beyond becoming a world-dominating programmer, you'll have to learn basic unix/linux system admin and shell commands, and have a rough handle on a database system. Hit us up if you have any questions or get stuck on anything.
  8. Setting up Home Theater

    I'm going to second most of what Carny said here, but with a few additional notes and corrections. Agreed, you may find yourself disappointed if you're expecting too much out of that audio setup. False, ish. Any SPDIF interface can and will swing 5.1 digital audio. Whether you use Optical or Coaxial connections from your TV to your receiver, you should be getting 5.1. Furthermore, if you go with the Onkyo listed below (the Sony reciever may do this too, it doesn't explicitly say), you can use a single HDMI cable to handle both video, and audio in both directions. For a better explanation, see here: http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_1_4/arc.aspx Either way, since that reciever doesn't have enough inputs to really handle all your devices, I'd wire everything into the TV, and then use SPDIF or HDMI audio return to send the sound back to your speakers. I'm also using an Onkyo receiver, and couldn't be happier. I spent several years installing residential security systems, and would regularly get tasked with home theater wiring and setup. I've heard my share from Onkyo, Marantz, Harmon Kardon, Denon, and Yamaha, and I've always been impressed with Onkyo's sound and build quality.
  9. Diablo 3 - Battletag

    Yeah, the email account is gmail with two-factor. I do InfoSec for a living, and I'll be the first to admit that my PC isn't exactly hardcore locked down, but I've swept it with multiple AV products now and the only thing found is nmap/cain&abel/nirsoft utils I've put on there myself. I have had the battle.net account for dozens of years, and while the password has been changed several times, it did have a pretty shitty password back in the day. More digging revealed that my account is locked by parental controls and that I've been banned from WoW multiple times, despite never play it a day in my life. *shrug* Not that it'll be all that difficult to replace stuff, it's just frustrating.
  10. Diablo 3 - Battletag

    Logged in, missing all my items and gold on my level 48 Wizard. Clearly I've been hacked so I opened a ticket with Blizz support, changed my password, etc. They're response is that logs don't indicate that my account was compromised, ticket closed.
  11. Diablo 3 - Battletag

  12. Bastion (and other cool Indie games)

    I played a fair number of hours on AI War but never "got into it"... don't let the seeming lack of polish drive you off, there's a lot to this game. The learning curve was about as steep as I've seen, since Eve at least, but there's a lot of strategy there and some pretty epic gameplay.
  13. Buying a Bike

    If you can put smallish holes in the walls, these arn't bad: http://www.amazon.com/Delta-Leonardo-Single-Bicycle-Vinci/dp/B000FGTTEW/ref=sr_1_1?s=cycling&ie=UTF8&qid=1326402547&sr=1-1 If not, I've got one of these, and I like it a bunch. http://www.amazon.com/Delta-Michelangelo-Two-Bike-Gravity-Stand/dp/B000ACAM38/ref=sr_1_6?s=cycling&ie=UTF8&qid=1326402547&sr=1-6 There's a bunch of indoor storage ideas out there, hope you can find something that works for you. I'll definitely agree that it should be inside though... Weather is hell on bikes, especially if you are NOT riding them.
  14. David Frum, and the New Yorker

    Yes, this. I'm hardly a hippie, but I'd say 85% of the "major budget issues" put forth by both sides of the aisle are minor quibbles, until the absurd costs of the defense department are stopped. I don't propose weakening defenses, but the waste is astronomical. The F-22 program, which is pretty fucking cool, has failed to produce anything usable, and has cost 20x the yearly budget of Nebraska. I don't have great answers to solving waste problems, and yet, I'm not hearing anyone calling attention to the problem, talking about solutions, or #OccupyingThePentagon.
  15. Buying a Bike

    Not really my style, and not really all that cheap, but Levi's just rolled out some cycling-targeted clothing that looks almost normal: http://us.levi.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=11844101&cp=3146842.4305630&ab=leftnav:menfeatures:commuterseries:11844101