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Winter Storm Juno

26 January 2015 - 06:18 PM

I just got home from work. I work at a retail store, and it was chaos. Bread, batteries, and water were scarce, and people sure bought a lot of chicken in preparation for a storm that could potentially knock out power... Anyways, we're expected to get a good 30 inches of snow in my area, which is supposed to be in the heart of the storm. A state of emergency has already been declared for midnight, meaning no cars on the road.

 

I'm hunkering down. I've got my Vita and 3DS charged up, I still have A Song of Ice and Fire books to read, and a stack of this month's comics to read too so I've got plenty to do. If I somehow lose power, which I doubt since I rarely do in storms, you'll know why I might not be appearing for a small stretch of time.

 

Anyone else facing Winter Storm Juno?


Whatever Marvel Editorial Has Been Smoking Can I Get Some?

20 January 2015 - 03:44 PM

So, Marvel Comics revealed:

 

Spoiler


Bright White Picture While Playing Games

30 December 2014 - 11:09 PM

So for whatever reason, the color white is excruciatingly bright on my TV, but only when I'm playing video games. For a darker game that doesn't use much white, it's practically unnoticeable, but if I'm playing with, say, my Wii, it's almost unbearable trying to see things. And it's only with the color white and only when I'm playing a game. The picture for regular viewing is fine.

 

I actually had a problem just like this with my older TV but I managed to fix it when I changed the voltage settings on my converter box, which I was using because the TV I had at the time didn't have any outputs for game consoles or DVD players.

 

Any ideas what might be happening and how to fix it? And before you say it, no, it doesn't help changing the brightness, it only makes the entire picture look more dim.


Happy Birthday to bolingerjhon

04 December 2014 - 06:35 PM

I'd like to give a warm happy birthday greeting to one of our most revered members: A Mr. bolingerjhon. Though some of you may not have heard of him, he performs a very powerful service to us Denizens by helping us compare car rental rates. Ah, I remember when he joined back in October 2010. He was a man of few words. None, in fact. But it says a lot about a man's character that he can be so important with no posts to his name. He's been an integral part of our community for years now, even if he hasn't been around since October 2010.

 

So I raise a glass to you bolingerjhon. You are truly missed around here.... 


Anyone going Black Friday shopping...?

16 November 2014 - 10:27 PM

It's been a tradition the last few years for me to go Black Friday shopping. I know it gets a lot of press for being ABSOLUTELY BONKERS, to the point that most stores open at 1:00 AM, but it's been for the benefit of normal people like me, who gets a good nights sleep and goes out at 12:00 in the afternoon and comes home with a handful of good games and movies at a reasonable price.

 

In all honesty, unless you're a psychopath who wants to get in as early as possible to make sure you're the one who gets one of two available 19-inch TVs for $98 there's really nothing that's in danger of running out of stock so there's no reason to go rush in at such an early time. The irony, of course, is that store's open early for the people who want to get there as early as possible, but by the time 9:00 rolls around, most of them have cleared out, and it gives the normal shoppers more breathing room and fewer a-holes to wade through.

 

And aside from maybe one or two moments of selfishness, I've yet to encounter any crazies or outlandish lines so I've often found myself enjoying the hunt for cheap stuff.

 

That being said, if you do go out shopping on Black Friday, please be polite and courteous to the poor retail workers who have had to suffer through wave after wave of douchenozzles.

 

But anyways, anyone else gonna go out Black Friday shopping on Nov. 28th?