| O-T Lounge|| re: Lets talk LED TV's - Dave Worth on 3/11/14 at 5:00 pm|
I just bought a 60 and a 70 inch M series vizio from costco. The 60 will go in our den and the 70 in a dedicated media room. Paid $2100 for the 70 and $850 for the 60. Add $150 in warranties and i'm covered for anything over the next 5 years.
I'll hook them up next weekend when we move into our ...
| Money Talk|| re: Is Salman Khan (of Khan Academy) one of the smartest people in the world today? - Dave Worth on 3/3/14 at 1:44 am|
My wife is friends with him from high school. Very smart and very nice guy. Khan Academy is very interesting and I wish him best. The whole thing started with him using the internet to post study guides for (I think) a family member. Blew up to the point Bill Gates is a fan. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Justified Season 5, Episode 6 "Kill The Messenger" - Dave Worth on 2/12/14 at 3:32 pm|
[quote] why make the drive in the first place[/quote]
He was going to kick his ass. When he got there he discovered Boyd's guy obviously kidnapped. By setting him free he assumed Boyd would kill the Crowe. Much better and cleaner than anything Raylan was planning. It was clear through his con...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Just finished Breaking Bad. I have an issue with Episode 13. Obvious *SPOILERS* - Dave Worth on 2/12/14 at 3:24 pm|
[quote]They were scared to death of him. They wouldn't think of crossing him[/quote]
I got the impression they stole some of the money. I forget the details, but I remember Walt saying something (like "I trust you" or "it looks like it's all there"). Bill Burr and the other guy then exchanged a...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: NYPD Blue - Dave Worth on 2/11/14 at 4:02 pm|
One of my favorite shows of all time. When I got my first DVR in the early 2000s this show ran 2 episodes a day in the original order on one of the super stations. I think I watched the last season or 2 live and the rest of it in order on the DVR.
Awesome cast and great stories. Very cool to wa...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Tankless hot water heaters? - Dave Worth on 1/7/14 at 10:21 am|
I'm about to build a house and I'm interested in tankless. If we're starting from scratch is there a big price difference when compared to a tank?
There will only be 2 of us in the house with roughly 2000 square feet. Running out of water has never really been a problem before unless we filled ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: How much does McDonald's food cost to make? - Dave Worth on 1/4/14 at 11:13 pm|
[quote]Typical food cost at a profitable McD is between 17 and 19 %, labor cost 20-22% (not counting salary mgrs)...These cost do not include paper/packaging cost of about 2%.[/quote]
As someone with detailed knowledge of the McD system:
Food and paper is just north of 30%, including waste. Y...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Suggestions for a BGE "Starter Kit" - Dave Worth on 12/20/13 at 11:30 am|
If it's going into a table or something similar soon, then I would skip the nest. I have mine straight on the concrete patio. That wouldn't be ideal for a large...it's not as sturdy of a base.
Plate setter is a must have.
Ash tool is very handy.
Cast iron grate is nice. Spacing of the stoc...
| Money Talk|| re: Building: Production builder versus custom builder - Dave Worth on 12/17/13 at 2:54 pm|
[quote]this is what every spec home builder wants you to think[/quote]
I don't doubt that at all. I just met with a custom builder and was really impressed. He didn't quote prices but gave me a general idea of costs and the process for different options. His wife is a real estate agent and wil...
| Money Talk|| re: Building: Production builder versus custom builder - Dave Worth on 12/17/13 at 9:56 am|
Thanks again for the responses!
At 38 I'm not naive enough to guarantee this is the "forever" home. But I'm looking at it as at least a 20 year home and would love it to last longer. As we get older, I could see us downsizing even more.
One of the main areas we are considering is Harahan/R...
| Money Talk|| re: Building: Production builder versus custom builder - Dave Worth on 12/16/13 at 4:04 pm|
| Money Talk|| Building: Production builder versus custom builder - Dave Worth on 12/16/13 at 11:18 am|
I recently moved back to New Orleans and currently looking for a home in the Metairie/Harahan area. After a couple of weeks looking at dozens of houses, we can't find anything we really like. We were hoping to spend about $250K when it was all said and done (home plus any renovations). After not ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Plan to smoke some ribs for the first time later today. - Dave Worth on 12/9/13 at 11:17 am|
I've done ribs a few times on a BGE. I get the temp to hold at 325 for cooking. I tend to use Hickory chunks for the smoke.
I like a dry rub versus wet. I have a rub I bought in Memphis that a local butcher was selling. It was the recipe one of the winners from the BBQ fest uses. I coat the ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: I'm craving nachos. Give me your best recipes. - Dave Worth on 12/9/13 at 11:13 am|
I like using ground chicken.
I'll cook a chopped onion and bell pepper with some sliced mushrooms. Remove and then start cooking the ground chicken (or beef). The chicken tends to be a little chunkier instead of falling apart like the beef.
When it's halfway done I'll add 2 packs of season...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Anyone catch 60 Minutes tonight? Amazon piece - Dave Worth on 12/2/13 at 11:02 am|
They won't need pilots. That's why they're still a few years away...they are working on all of the safety features. He specifically said it would be bad if it landed on someone's head.
The drone is small and electric, so fuel won't be a big deal and it's a "green" fuel. The drone can carry any...
| Gaming Board|| re: Official Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Game Thread - Dave Worth on 10/30/13 at 11:25 am|
I played about 4 hours last night. I haven't really gotten into the story yet...I stopped right after the island where you kill the animals.
I spent a good amount of time exploring Havana and climbing all of the viewpoints and grabbing some collectibles.
The gameplay feels a little tighter ...
| Gaming Board|| re: Official Wait or Play Thread;AC4:Black Flag Edition. - Dave Worth on 10/28/13 at 4:11 pm|
[quote]I am the weird (or dedicated) fan that has enjoyed all of these games, yes AC3 considerably, but still I have loved them all. [/quote]
I'm with you. 3 was not the best but I still enjoyed it. The ending was very anti-climatic, though.
[quote]What I am disappointed in is the series as ...
| Gaming Board|| re: Official Wait or Play Thread;AC4:Black Flag Edition. - Dave Worth on 10/28/13 at 2:22 pm|
Wife's out of town all week through the weekend so I'll probably pick it up tomorrow.
3 was a disappointment but still a good game. It just didn't live up to the hype. The main character was such a bore after Ezio's trilogy. Hopefully they fixed that this round....
| Gaming Board|| re: Entire Saints row series on sale on steam 50-75% off - Dave Worth on 10/28/13 at 2:20 pm|
I thought 2 & 3 were okay. I had fun and they were just different enough from GTA.
4 is my favorite by far. I loved the Crackdown, Infamous and Prototype series. Anything that gives me super powers and lets me wreak havoc is very appealing.
I just played through 4 a second time. The firs...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Best Ever Back-Story for any Actor/Actress in a Sitcom ... - Dave Worth on 10/10/13 at 10:50 am|
But how many of them scored 4 TDs in the championship game?
| Money Talk|| re: Considering building a home...questions. - Dave Worth on 10/8/13 at 9:59 am|
Thanks for the replies. Looks like we'll need to up our budget if we want to build. ...
| Money Talk|| Considering building a home...questions. - Dave Worth on 10/7/13 at 3:49 pm|
My wife and I live in Tennessee and just sold our house (going through the inspection today). We'll be moving back to New Orleans mid-November. One of the things we are considering is building a home.
We're 37/38 years old. We both have good jobs, no kids and no plans of ever having kids. Our...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Did anyone on here ever watch The Shield? - Dave Worth on 10/3/13 at 3:00 pm|
[quote]Is this show a procedural or is it a long story like Breaking Bad or The Wire (The Wire was by seasons). [/quote]
A little of both. There are arcs that dominate much of the show that carry on through and across seasons. There's also some procedural aspects with the cases they work.
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: At this moment, what team impresses you the most? - Dave Worth on 9/30/13 at 9:59 pm|
Denver has been the best through 4 weeks. No doubt here.
New England has surpassed expectations on offense but Wilfork is a huge loss.
Saints defense is the most surprising so far. If offense plays the rest of the season like normal and the defense is just average, then I think Manning loses...
| O-T Lounge|| re: A Baboon Grabbed A Reporter’s Breast - Dave Worth on 9/30/13 at 9:30 pm|
Lodies gonna Lodi...
| Gaming Board|| re: Saints Row IV~ - Dave Worth on 9/3/13 at 3:20 pm|
This game was really fun. I thought it might be getting a little too stupid with the super powers, but I was wrong.
I finished it after the LSU game Saturday night and then spent a couple of hours (very drunkenly) running around the city causing mayhem and looking for the audio clips...nice ti...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Game on Direct TV? - Dave Worth on 8/16/13 at 9:34 am|
I think the replay is on NFLN at 10pm tonight....
| Gaming Board|| re: What difficulty level do you normally start games on? - Dave Worth on 8/2/13 at 11:00 am|
I play on Normal for games that I buy. I also get a lot of games through Gamefly. If it's supposed to be a good game that I didn't want to pay for then I'll probably play it on Normal, but those are rare (I would have probably bought it).
Most games I get through Gamefly I play on Easy. Thes...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Why was Reggie Bush not that successful with the Saints? - Dave Worth on 7/15/13 at 3:01 pm|
Like many have said it comes down to more carries and less injuries.
He only missed 1 game in two years with the Dolphins. He played all 16 games his rookie year, then missed 20 in the next four years.
In Miami, he is averaging right around 14 carries per game. His first year in New Orleans ...
| Gaming Board|| re: Sniper Elite V2 - Dave Worth on 6/6/13 at 11:09 am|
I got this game through GameFly. I liked it a lot and it made for a fun couple of days.
I didn't care to stick to the stealth at all times. I would go full Rambo and enjoy shattering spines and skulls.
I did get a couple of DLC missions. They were very short for me. However, the way you de...