Streaming music services?

There are, what, at least four now? (Spotify, Pandora, Slacker, iTunes).

How are the for-pay versions? I'm tempted to go with Apple because they cloudify the music you already have, which is handy, though I think only 25 gigs worth - perhaps this has changed.

How Asheville is that?!

One's ready to go; the other needs work.

If someone is looking for cheap PC, newegg has one for $280...

Shell-shocker deal.. 3.8GHz AMD Vishira Quad, 8GB memory, 1TB WD blue, case, PSU, DVD-RW, 5k series Radeon all for $280. I JUST ordered a budget-build for a friend based on the cheaper 3.6GHz A8-5600K, and it was $330... Seeing this pop up this morning made me sick, but I figured I would at least spread the link around in case anyone else was looking for something.

Swap in a decent video card, and this would make a great gaming rig, also.. Hell, I'm sure it would play a lot with the card it comes with.

And so it begins...

GameSpy is shutting down.

I guess we all knew it would start happening eventually, but this is the first of the Big Names™ I recall, off the top of my head, going away.

I will have a sad when Steam says they're done. (Not that I expect that to happen any time soon, but eventually...)

ESO

For those playing ESO, I made an Imperial Sorc. The guild is faction connected due to the PVP(and maybe other things I do not know about).
I had to choose a faction for it, so I chose AD, since it seems the most popular. My character name is Regex, and the guild is ExitZero.

Let me know what you make/where you are, and I'll invite you in.

Reggie

Moar upgrades

Taking some inspiration from Jac, I've been thinking of upgrading my Mac Pro.

It isn't altogether likely that I will get a new Mac Pro anytime soon, and realistically an enthusiast gaming pc will have to wait another year or two.

Seems to me that ram, disk, and GPU are my main bottlenecks -

Current system specs:

: Hardware Overview:
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Number of Processors: 2
Total Number of Cores: 8

OME - The Reboot

Micah moved, Thomas had a baby, Daniel and I are introverts, but it's time to get this thing rolling again. The Casbah in Durham has closed and the venue has become "Social Games and Brews." It's got arcade games (yes, pinball too), skeeball, and board games and beer (if you like that stuff). Every other Wednesday night, there's an open game night which sounds like a fine time to reestablish OME. Tonight is too soon, but next month on the 9th sounds pretty good to me. I've added it to the Nott Voror calendar.

I'd love to school y'all in some Munchkin or Settlers...

Civ V - All war all the time?

I've recently been playing Civ again, and I don't know if it's a recent patch, bad luck, sunspots, or what, but it's been non stop denounce/war decs on me. I've backed down from deity to prince to see if that was the issue, but nope.

What have I done???

She lives in Columbus (flying out next Tuesday to drive her home)
She has 4 doors
She has 6 Speeds
She has Turboniums
She has 280 hp (stock!!!)
She has 300 lb/ft (stock!!!)
She is AWD
She is red (not first choice, but I'll get over it)

Hee Hee for stupid but long overdue purchases. I bitch, but I will be checking one of the top 5 cars off of my list next week for a whole lot less than I would've thought.

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