| O-T Lounge|| WaPo article details growing economic/intellectual divide in America - Rick Rickles on 11/14/13 at 2:37 pm|
Where does your ZIP stand? Thoughts on article? Seems to have a slight negative bias towards the Government employee IMO....
| O-T Lounge|| Online Giveaways - Rick Rickles on 10/22/13 at 10:56 pm|
My wife enters these various online giveaways all the time, and actually wins some legit stuff. In the past year:
Frigidaire gallery Dual Convection Oven
$500 in Western Union Gift Cards
Acer Touchscreen Laptop
$200 to Perry's Steakhouse
$200 to Honey Baked Ham
Over $300 in Amazon Gift Cards...
| O-T Lounge|| What is your ideal figure for annual salary/compensation? - Rick Rickles on 10/22/13 at 5:12 pm|
Within reason, of course. What is the number that you would target that would allow you to live a comfortable lifestyle and enjoy your life to the fullest?
I'm a Federal employee, and have been contemplating leaving Civil Service for the private sector, mainly due to pay. While I do ok now (above...
| O-T Lounge|| Best factory equipped off-roading vehicle? What say the OT? - Rick Rickles on 8/8/13 at 7:42 pm|
| Gaming Board|| 1 slot open in NCAA 360 Dynasty. Any takers? - Rick Rickles on 8/6/13 at 10:11 pm|
| Gaming Board|| NCAA Going Forward: The Real Deal - Rick Rickles on 7/17/13 at 8:14 pm|
| Gaming Board|| TD 360 Dynasty [Week 1 - Adv. Aug. 3rd @ 7 PM] - Rick Rickles on 6/18/13 at 2:52 am|
Difficulty: All-American [O/D/UvU]
Bowls: All at large
Coaches: Existing or User [All Level 1]
Skill Tree Reset: On [Fast Progression]
| Gaming Board|| My 2 centavos on the XB1 and the PS4 - Rick Rickles on 6/17/13 at 8:31 am|
Both will be excellent at their respective focus.
With the XB1, MS needed to explain that they are merely adopting a PC distribution model for content, and that the 24 hour "check-in" is just an account validation tool a la Steam, Origin, Blizzard, etc. By allowing content providers to control m...
| Money Talk|| Calling Car Salesmen... - Rick Rickles on 5/7/13 at 2:51 pm|
Just bought a 2013 RWD Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve for the wife. Captain's chairs, splash guards, wheel locks, and cargo mat were only options. Price out of the door: $46,175.
Traded in 2009 Honda Pilot RWD EX-L w/Nav with 65,550 miles in very good condition: $18,750.
How do those numbers s...
| O-T Lounge|| Sig Sauer M400... Good AR-15 type rifle? - Rick Rickles on 2/16/13 at 5:25 am|
Anyone have one? Can get it unit priced at $987/rifle in flat dark earth with one pmag and a sling. Magpul buttstock, pistol grip, and handguards.
It's a good price, and I'm thinking about selecting this as a rifle for our team purchase....
| O-T Lounge|| TRX: A worthy workout? - Rick Rickles on 2/14/13 at 3:57 am|
Looking to buy a few of these for our deployed team, and was wondering if they were worth the hype I've heard.
Any reviewers on the OT?...
| O-T Lounge|| Transferring HFS+ files to NTFS external HD on OSX 10.8 - Rick Rickles on 2/11/13 at 3:11 pm|
Using NTFS-3G to accomplish, but every time I try to transfer more than a few GBs, it errors. Suggestions on a fix?...
| O-T Lounge|| 2013 Ford Raptor SuperCrew (Updated w/Pics) - Rick Rickles on 2/9/13 at 6:53 am|
Legit or not legit? Thinking of picking one up at a discount from the AAFES PX here in Afghanistan. Thoughts?
| Gaming Board|| What up buddies? - Rick Rickles on 2/9/13 at 6:48 am|
Posting from the Ghan. Unfortunately no XBL over here, but by use of a Gaems case and wireless local system play we Halo 4 and BLOPS II it up. Hope all is well back in the states!...
| Gaming Board|| TD 360 Dynasty '13 PLEASE BOOKMARK - Rick Rickles on 7/2/12 at 9:56 pm|
T-minus eight days...
1. Rick Rickles - LSU
2. JAE20 - FSU
3. JLock - UT
4. 7thWardTiger - Va Tech
5. FleurDeLonestar - TCU
6. Art Vandelay -
7. Brewski - Clemson
8. zlade8 - OU
9. nelly - Michigan
10. Gallagher - Syracuse
11. CPT Tiger - Notre Dame
12. Jefforize - USC
| Help Board|| Can I get an unanchor on the "TD360 Dynasty" thread on the gaming board? - Rick Rickles on 5/11/12 at 6:14 pm|
It's a relevant thread to the board to discuss gaming amongst NCAA afficianados, particularly those of the dynasty that's a result of camradarie of fellow gaming board posters. And before "IM'ing" gets thrown all around, it does sometimes get chatty in there, but for the most part it's game related ...
| Gaming Board|| GAEMS G155 - Rick Rickles on 4/30/12 at 1:16 pm|
Anyone had experience with this? Thinking about picking one up for my Afghanistan deployment.
| O-T Lounge|| Nespresso vs Breville Barista - Rick Rickles on 4/23/12 at 12:53 pm|
Need help deciding. Interwebz not being helpful. OT experiences or suggestions?...
| Pelicans Talk|| New Orleans Crawfish - Rick Rickles on 4/17/12 at 9:47 am|
Been bouncing around the office, and it seems to be popular.
Terrible or cool?
| O-T Lounge|| Inversely Proportional: Intelligence vs. Religiousness - Rick Rickles on 4/10/12 at 8:41 am|
Seems to be a valid theory. The more intellegent one is, the harder a time they have believing that there is a higher power, while those that aren't as intellectually gifted find it easier to "buy in."
[quote]Commenting on some of the above studies in The Daily Tel...
| Gaming Board|| HBOGO coming to XBL for Comcast Customers Next Week - Rick Rickles on 4/9/12 at 2:27 pm|
frick a link. Just trust me. I'm at work. :lol:...
| O-T Lounge|| Best iPad Case Manufacturer - Rick Rickles on 4/9/12 at 1:40 pm|
Any personal experiences with great cases here?
I've looked at:
for the iPad 3. Think I'm going to go with the Speck Pixelskin HD....
| O-T Lounge|| Who keeps the box for things they buy for the long term? - Rick Rickles on 3/30/12 at 10:42 am|
Not talking a few weeks to see if you like what you bought. I'm talking for several years after you've bought something, i.e. TV, Computer, Stereo, Applainces, etc?
A guy at work and I agreed on a sale for a radio I have for $300. I bring it today, and he asks for the box. He won't buy if from me...
| O-T Lounge|| The Apple Store - Rick Rickles on 3/25/12 at 9:04 pm|
Does it have any security protocol at all, or do they just figure that people think Apple is so sophisticated, that they must have some contingencies, whereas, really they don't? I know their software used to come in family bundles, but the solo copies had no DRM, so you could just install it on as ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Characters that killed actors/actresses for you - Rick Rickles on 3/20/12 at 10:18 pm|
Bob Sugar - Jay Mohr, Jerry McGuire. Still think Jay Mohr sucks at life. :lol:
| O-T Lounge|| Surprise in the Mailbox - Rick Rickles on 3/20/12 at 3:58 pm|
So, quick backstory:
Wife is a stay at home mom. She recently got into the coupon and online giveaway fad. She enters multiple online giveaways per day, and actually wins a lot of stuff. Recently, she's won: Carrera Aviators, $250 gift card to Honey Baked Ham, $250 gift card to Aerosoles, iPod sh...
| Gaming Board|| XCOM: Enemy Unknown Official Thread - Rick Rickles on 3/6/12 at 9:34 pm|
[link=(http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/06/xcom-deep-dive-doc-probes-enemy-unknown-updates/)]XCOM: Enemy Unknown[/link]
Nice vid detailing the creative direction and how they wanted to preserve the core game while innovating with today's tech. A re-imagining of sorts. Check it out. I'm very excited...
| O-T Lounge|| "aTm Former Student" License Plate - Rick Rickles on 3/2/12 at 10:50 am|
Saw this on a truck at work yesterday. WTF is wrong with Aggies? They just have to be different. Can't just say Alumni/a like everyone else....
| Movie/TV Board|| Taxi Driver: Overrated? - Rick Rickles on 3/1/12 at 2:58 pm|
In my second installment in a series of posting unpopular reviews of classic movies, I present for deconstruction:
I can see the merits of it being a pinnacle in the "counterculture" fad, and for having some innovative filming techniques, but on the whole, meh.
I thought it drug...
| O-T Lounge|| Crime vs. Attempted Crime - Rick Rickles on 2/29/12 at 9:34 am|
Should they be punsihed the same? Discussion at work going both ways. I.e. If you commit vs attempt murder, should the penalty be the same? Same for lesser crimes: robbery, kidnapping, battery, etc?
FWIW, I say there should be a continuum of punishment. Other say punish all equally....