| Tech Board|| Best way to speed up laptop? - PenguinNinja on 8/16/14 at 7:46 am|
shite runs slow and hot as frick. I run anti-virus on the reg (Malwarebytes and Security Essentials), and defrag on the reg... shite still unbelievably slow.
What can I do?...
| Music Board|| Saw Neutral Milk Hotel last night - PenguinNinja on 8/16/14 at 5:52 am|
Never thought I'd get to say that, but I do.
Far exceeded my expectations. I didn't know beforehand how they'd sound after all the time passed, and u didn't know if they'd be enjoying it or just going through the motions. It was a fantastic show.
Highly recommend if you get the chance an...
| Political Talk|| Why does the West GAF if Iraq breaks into 3 (or more) independent countries? - PenguinNinja on 8/11/14 at 1:52 pm|
Seems like a whole lot of effort going into keeping a country together whose borders were drawn almost 100 years ago almost arbitrarily for Western mandates.
FWIW, this is not a "It's all the West's fault" thread. I just don't get why we GAF if they want to break into Kurdistan, etc. ...
| Music Board|| Best Band you can't understand isn't more well known - PenguinNinja on 8/9/14 at 6:42 pm|
Explosions in the Sky, but better.
| O-T Lounge|| Are there any Hookah/shisha lounges in NOLA? - PenguinNinja on 8/3/14 at 1:21 pm|
What about Houston? ...
| Political Talk|| Israeli Captive Soldier KIA: does anyone buy this? - PenguinNinja on 8/2/14 at 7:17 pm|
Last time Israel had a soldier captive by Hamas, they had to give up like 50 Palestinians to secure his release. This time one is captive, and then all of a sudden, they randomly discover he's been killed.
Seems fishy. Methinks they're just leaving him behind to rot rather than get into anoth...
| O-T Lounge|| If you were in your early 30s with 1-2 kids in Houston, where would you live? - PenguinNinja on 7/29/14 at 3:59 pm|
Assuming you work downtown and are willing to spend whatever it takes for a pretty nice (but not crazy extravagant) 3-4 BR place? Could be a house, town home, condo...whatever.
Why would you choose that area?
How much would you have to spend for that pretty nice 3-4 BR place that you want in ...
| Music Board|| Recommendations for app/website for tracking new releases? - PenguinNinja on 7/28/14 at 4:35 pm|
I have the bandsintown app (great app, BTW) which scans the artists on my phone and then alerts me when those groups have got a concert scheduled nearby me. It also recommends similar music, which is good for discovering new bands on otherwise boring Friday nights.
I'm wondering if there isn'...
| O-T Lounge|| Is there any downside to drinking too much water? - PenguinNinja on 7/27/14 at 12:06 pm|
I drink a frickton....like sometimes 2+ gallons a day.
Is there any downside to this, other than constantly having to piss?...
| Political Talk|| True or False re: Truman dropping the A-bomb on Japan: - PenguinNinja on 7/21/14 at 4:37 pm|
1. Truman's decision to drop the atom bomb is the primary (or most significant) reason that the West & Russia didn't battle each other immediately (or very soon) after the end of WWII. Said another way, it's the direct reason the Cold War was a cold war and not WWIII (or WWII+).
2. The existen...
| O-T Lounge|| Facebook Question - PenguinNinja on 7/21/14 at 3:58 pm|
Is there a way to "unblock" friends who I've previously blocked from posting on my newsfeed (or I guess, who I've hidden their posts so I don't see them)? I can't seem to figure out how to do it.
Ideally, I could look at a list of all my friends with toggle buttons that show who is blocked & unb...
| Money Talk|| Looking to get into investing...what's some good Investing 101 literature? - PenguinNinja on 7/21/14 at 3:55 pm|
I read a lot of basic stuff several years back (e.g. Rich Dad, Poor Dad & Jim Kramer stuff) which is probably amateur hour stuff on this board, I know. Anyway, I gained basic knowledge and I got interested in investing in general, but I had no money to do anything meaningful with, so I kind of lost...
| Movie/TV Board|| Help me settle a debate about Inglorious Basterds - PenguinNinja on 7/19/14 at 6:49 pm|
Is Inglorious Basterds, or is Inglorious Basterds not, a "war" movie?
I know that sounds stupid at first, but think before answering......
| Money Talk|| Over the next 3 months, will the $ strengthening or weakeing against the £? - PenguinNinja on 7/14/14 at 3:22 pm|
| Soccer Board|| (Another) Rookie Question: Why do we hate Mexico? - PenguinNinja on 6/29/14 at 1:00 pm|
Just noticing the hate. Why?...
| Soccer Board|| Rookie Question: Why do we get in over Portugal? - PenguinNinja on 6/27/14 at 2:36 am|
We both beat Ghana 2-1. (3 pts each)
We both lost to Germany (0 pts)
We tied head to head (1 pt each)
So, both teams have 4 pts, with losses & wins against the same opponent and a draw head to head.
What's the tiebreaker? Did Germany demolish Portugal (don't recall the score)?
| Music Board|| Any good music magazines out there today? - PenguinNinja on 6/23/14 at 12:05 pm|
Mags that might help you keep up with new album release schedules, new bands, etc.?
I'm assuming Alternative Press went full emo-teeny bopper a while back......
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone here been to anyone "unique" places in Europe that you enjoyed? - PenguinNinja on 6/19/14 at 3:28 pm|
By "unique", I mean not the obvious places like London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Vienna, etc.
Someplace that might not come to mind immediately, but that is well worth a long weekend.
| Political Talk|| Why are the US & Iran mortal enemies? - PenguinNinja on 6/16/14 at 4:48 pm|
Is it purely butthurt from the coup by the CIA in the 50s? Why won't they let bygones be bygones....that shite was like 60 years ago?
Y they still mad tho?
How long is this gonna go on for?...
| Political Talk|| Why aren't Ireland, Austria, and Sweden members of NATO? - PenguinNinja on 5/5/14 at 3:40 pm|
What politics drive these seemingly strange omissions?
Also, how long until Switzerland gets conquered by someone and brought down a notch?...