| Movie/TV Board|| Why do topic specific cable channels now show completely unrelated programs? - Bmath on 5/22/13 at 9:15 pm|
I was watching Ace Ventura on of all stations CMT. After that went off, the Country Music Television station began showing Dog The Bounty Hunter.
The Learning Channel used to show mostly science programs and real life medical shows. Now it is dominated by the likes of Honey Boo Boo.
| O-T Lounge|| Are prescription sunglasses worth it? - Bmath on 5/13/13 at 10:37 pm|
I bought my first pair today, and I'm worried about having buyers remorse. I got a slick pair of Ray Bans, but I'm more worried about having to plan ahead to keep my glasses nearby.
The past three years allergies have prevented me from wearing contacts in the spring. It has been driving me nu...
| Movie/TV Board|| Movies set in another location, but shot in Louisiana - Bmath on 5/13/13 at 10:47 am|
With all the recent filming in Louisiana you are bound to recognize something.
When you see distinct landmarks does it take you out of the movie some, or do you find it cool to recognize a building?
For example, in the Dukes of Hazard it always bothered me the way they edited them driving arou...
| O-T Lounge|| Got a 24 hr loaner after a month: UPDATE 2 New Paint is the wrong shade of black - Bmath on 5/8/13 at 3:43 pm|
I dropped my car off on April 4th at a Honda dealer in Tx to have sections repaired due to a recall on the paint. I was told it would take 1-2 weeks, and starting the second week I kept getting promises that would fall through. Things such as it would be ready tomorrow or just ...
| Movie/TV Board|| What is your opinion on movies inspired from video games? - Bmath on 5/7/13 at 10:52 am|
Comic book superheroes have seen a recent resurgence onto the big screen. Many of these movies have gone on to be wildly successful.
Will video game movies ever get the same treatment? Many suffer from a poor script, B list actors, and a low budget. They seem handcuffed from the start to ever ...
| Money Talk|| Contributing to a ROTH when you have a Simple IRA through work. - Bmath on 5/7/13 at 9:43 am|
I began my career a little over a year ago. My boss offers a simple IRA with a 100% company match for up to 3% of my salary.
I'm ready to get serious about retirement saving, and based on the advice of this board and others I am going to open a Roth IRA.
I have read that my contributions to...
| Outdoor Board|| St Aug Sod Growth Questions. - Bmath on 5/1/13 at 3:09 pm|
About 3-4 weeks ago I placed St Aug sod down a badly barren patch along my driveway. The picture above was taken after the work was complete.
I water for 15 ...
| O-T Lounge|| Can volume dynamics be switched off on a television? - Bmath on 4/17/13 at 8:13 am|
I feel like I already know the answer to this, but I thought some of the A/V experts of the OT could help.
My wife goes to bed around 8-9 o'clock most nights, and I stay up until midnight. Last night I was watching an action movie and would constantly have to turn the volume up for dialog, but t...
| Movie/TV Board|| Urban Tarzan - Bmath on 4/2/13 at 10:40 pm|
I just flipped the TV on, and this program happened to be on.
Probably the most painfully obvious staged "reality" show I have ever seen.
I get that a lot of reality shows are at least guided, but this is ridiculous....
| Movie/TV Board|| Watching a movie or show with the commentary - Bmath on 3/21/13 at 1:30 pm|
How many people do this? Are you hoping to get some cool behind the scenes type of info from the director or cast? Are there any really funny or cool ones you would recommend.
I have done this with several comedy movies and shows such as The Office, Wayne's World, and Superbad. I think it is f...
| O-T Lounge|| Cameras in the work place - Bmath on 1/18/13 at 10:23 am|
I work for a small company, and my boss has various cameras throughout the building. He claims that he doesn't have them in our individual offices, but only in areas such as by the front door and in the key room.
This week he installed a camera facing the doors in our wharehouse. It isn't facing...
| Money Talk|| Home warranty company and plumber having dispute - I get the bill - Bmath on 1/3/13 at 10:59 am|
Background - bought a home in July, and noticed ever increasing utility bills. My home warranty company contracted a plumber to look at my water heater. Plumber determines water heater is fine, but suspects a slab leak for which he needs to come back with diagnostic equipment.
Comes back, feels a...
| O-T Lounge|| Buying phones at Best Buy - Bmath on 12/13/12 at 11:08 am|
I received an email from Best Buy about how they have $50 off the phone I was looking at buying. How does this work with AT&T?
I am due for an upgrade, but will Best Buy be able to handle everything? Would it be easier to just buy the phone at AT&T?...
| O-T Lounge|| A letter from management about our bathroom duty - Bmath on 12/11/12 at 2:10 pm|
Tomorrow our water will be off all morning while the city works on the pipes near our building. Management sent a memo yesterday explaining how to handle the bathroom situation:
[quote]The restroom situation should be tolerable for a few hours. Be thoughtful about those following you into the re...
| Movie/TV Board|| Drive - Bmath on 12/3/12 at 11:13 am|
I watched this movie on Netflix over the weekend. The movie can seem kind of slow, but the ending is absolutely nuts.
I really didn't expect the level of violence from this movie. Slo-mo of someone taking a shotgun blast to the head!?!
Also, I'm curious if Gosling's character is supposed to ha...
| O-T Lounge|| Paid Company Holidays - Bmath on 11/26/12 at 3:43 pm|
I began a consulting job in January. We are given off 6 days per year. New Years Day, Memorial day, July 4, Labor day, Thankgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
The average in the US tends to be between 7 and 9 depending on the industry. [link=(http://humanresources.about.com/od/glossaryh/g/paid_holida...
| Gaming Board|| Does playing campaign mode of a FPS on hardest mode make you better online? - Bmath on 11/19/12 at 5:07 pm|
I've become more of a casual FPS player as I've gotten older. I'll just play through the campaign on Normal, and try online play once I beat the game.
I get my arse handed to me online, and lose interest quickly.
I know playing on the hardest setting still won't simulate real people and camper...
| Music Board|| Starter Phish Album? - Bmath on 11/17/12 at 3:10 am|
Watched an old SNL and really experienced Phish for the first time....
| Tiger Rant|| Why do people think Ware could leave early? - Bmath on 11/16/12 at 2:52 pm|
I have read in a few threads this week where people list Ware as leaving for the draft. While Ware has proven to be very talented, his production this year has had a steep decline.
Currently he only has 281 rushing yards on 74 attempts (3.79 YAC) and no TDs. He does also have 170 receiving yards...
| O-T Lounge|| Slab Leak Advice - Bmath on 11/5/12 at 1:50 pm|
I bought my home in July and my water and gas bills have been through the roof. Plumber came out to check my hot water heater, but determined that a have a hot water line leaking in the slab.
My home warranty will only cover $500 of the aggregate work by the plumber, but would cover for some of ...
| O-T Lounge|| What do you do if your thread does not go as planned? - Bmath on 10/25/12 at 9:04 am|
Perhaps you had a bad day and come in here to bitch to the OT. Instead of getting lots of support you get blasted for being such a pussy.
1) Defend your honor incessantly?
2) Try and play it off?
| Tiger Rant|| IF LSU were to lose to ATM Saturday which would hurt worse? - Bmath on 10/15/12 at 3:12 pm|
1) Having our second loss of the year, and praying that we can turn it around during the off week before Bama.
2) Being the first top tier SEC win for ATM, and knowing it will only confirm their assumption of being able to compete with the big boys....
| O-T Lounge|| Man wins roach eating contest and dies - Bmath on 10/9/12 at 9:23 am|
This proves that no one actually wins in a roach eating contest.
[quote](CNN) - A 32-year-old man downed dozens of roaches and worms to win a python at a Florida reptile store, then collapsed and died ou...
| O-T Lounge|| Alabama Teabagger Update page 2 - Bmath on 10/1/12 at 4:33 pm|
[quote]The whole harm is like a social construct. The victim doesn't remember anything.[/quote]
I know this is out of context, but I guess this logic would make ruffies OK....
| Tiger Rant|| Quick slant audible VS stacked box - Bmath on 9/24/12 at 2:54 pm|
I really liked this play call on Saturday, and I felt like is was a great way to open up the run game. Also, the quick pass limits the pass protection liabilities.
Looking back on the past few games it appears that the offense may have used it another time or two.
I was glad to see the adjus...
| O-T Lounge|| iOS6 requires 2.6 GB of space - Bmath on 9/19/12 at 6:43 pm|
I was looking into updating my iPhone 4 to the new operating system. I only have 1.7 GB left on my 16 GB phone. It looks like I get to figure out which albums and apps I can live without if I want the upgrade....
| O-T Lounge|| Hot Cheetos and Takis - Bmath on 8/22/12 at 8:52 pm|
Heard about this on NPR on my way home from work. It is an inner city summer program for kids that lets them write and produce their own rap videos.
| Money Talk|| Health Savings Accounts - Bmath on 8/21/12 at 4:46 pm|
My place of employment is changing to a new provider. They are suggesting utilizing a health savings account as an option. The literature they sent sells it as essentially a 2nd Roth IRA if you never pull from it. Caveat is that it looks to raise copayment and deductables. Essentially it seems t...
| Tiger Rant|| Is Matt Flynn in trouble in Seattle? - Bmath on 8/21/12 at 12:30 pm|
Seattle is starting Wilson in the next pre-season. I know it is just pre-season, but this is typically an important game for the first stringers....
| Tiger Rant|| What do you think the DT rotation will look like this year? - Bmath on 8/20/12 at 8:26 am|
Barring injuries Logan should get ~75% of the snaps at one spot. After that, what says the rant for the split between Freak, Ego, Downs, and company?
Also, Chavis has been known to play a 3rd DE at the DT spot on passing downs. Who do you have for this (if at all)?...