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Tech Heads / Anyone use Good for Enterprise
« on: September 21, 2012, 11:16:36 PM »
Looking for anyone that has user experience with Good for Enterprise.  Need to know if external apps can hook into the e-mail box app and raise alarms/pages/notifications or not.

General Discussion / WANT, and I WANT NOW!!!!
« on: February 03, 2012, 02:04:45 PM »

You mean two nearly identical people on the street...identical twins -- the only difference between the two is that one is a millionaire (and you do not know how he came about his wealth), and the other is poor to the point of being on welfare.

Which one is the better person/citizen?


Tech Heads / Has anyone heard of "Apache Killer Tools"?
« on: November 14, 2011, 11:05:40 AM »
If so, anyone have any sort of reference I can look up for details?

Tech Heads / Looking for a new machine
« on: September 16, 2011, 01:56:22 PM »
My current desktop is getting old, and my son wants it for his room, so I'm in the market for a replacement machine.  I would prefer a gaming type laptop of some-kind that can beat out my current gaming rig.  (I'll post the specs when I get home -- but I'm sitting at 8gb RAM atm.  I'd like to have 16 at a minimum.

So, if anyone could assist with some ideas on a good gaming laptop, I'm open for suggestions -- price range is fairly open as well.


General Discussion / NASA Shows Global Warming Models are Wrong:
« on: July 28, 2011, 11:59:44 AM »

NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth's atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing.


The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.

Oh.. Daayum.

"There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans."


In addition to finding that far less heat is being trapped than alarmist computer models have predicted, the NASA satellite data show the atmosphere begins shedding heat into space long before United Nations computer models predicted.


Alarmist computer models assume human carbon dioxide emissions indirectly cause substantial increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds (each of which are very effective at trapping heat), but real-world data have long shown that carbon dioxide emissions are not causing as much atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds as the alarmist computer models have predicted.

Nail -> Coffin.  

General Discussion / Constitutional Question
« on: July 18, 2011, 10:09:48 AM »


INDIANAPOLIS | Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes.
In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer's entry.
"We believe ... a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence," David said. "We also find that allowing resistance unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefore the risk of injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest."
David said a person arrested following an unlawful entry by police still can be released on bail and has plenty of opportunities to protest the illegal entry through the court system.

For all those who think the 2nd amendment is "no longer necessary in this day and age".  That same rationale was just used here.

General Discussion / Wikileaks Confirms Iraq <-> Al Qaeda Connection
« on: April 27, 2011, 01:55:13 AM »

A former Guantanamo detainee “was identified as an Iraqi intelligence officer who relocated to Afghanistan (AF) in 1998 where he served as a senior Taliban Intelligence Directorate officer in Mazar-E-Sharif,” according to a recently leaked assessment written by American intelligence analysts. The former detainee, an Iraqi named Jawad Jabber Sadkhan, “admittedly forged official documents and reportedly provided liaison between the governments of Afghanistan and Iraq.”

Sadkhan’s al Qaeda ties reached all the way to Osama bin Laden, according to the intelligence assessment. He reportedly received money from Osama bin Laden both before and after the September 11 attacks.

Identification by senior al Qaeda member

In Afghanistan, Sadkhan served under another Iraqi al Qaeda member: Abdul Hadi al Iraqi. According to the Gitmo analysts’ assessment, al Iraqi “identified [Sadkhan] in a letter as an Iraqi intelligence officer who relocated to Afghanistan where he was associated with Taliban and al-Qaida leadership.”

Abdul Hadi al Iraqi’s identification of Sadkhan is especially important. Al Iraqi was a major in Saddam Hussein’s military before relocating to Afghanistan, where he became one of Osama bin Laden’s top lieutenants in the 1990s. Al Iraqi led al Qaeda’s elite Arab 055 Brigade, which fought alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan.

In addition to being a top al Qaeda and Taliban military commander, al Iraqi was also involved in al Qaeda’s international operations. For example, al Iraqi met with two of the July 7, 2005 London bombers in northern Pakistan. Although the two had volunteered to fight against coalition forces in Afghanistan or Iraq, al Iraqi recognized their potential for committing attacks in the West and repurposed them for the 7/7 operation.

Searyx's Board O' Art / Custom Art Request:
« on: March 24, 2011, 02:31:42 PM »

I'm going to be customizing the skin on what is going to be my next laptop/gaming rig.  The company that puts it together lets you submit a graphic to apply as the skin/decal on the case.

Can you do some combination of the following two pieces: in the colors of:

With a combination of: and maybe for the Skull/Background.

Would be much appreciated.

General Discussion / Rift Patch Notes 3/10/11
« on: March 10, 2011, 02:50:18 PM »

* Experience for appropriately sized groups relative to the difficulty of Rift, Invasion, and Foothold content has been returned to higher amounts as seen previously in Beta.
* Water, Life, Death, and Air Raid Rifts are now available.
* You can now set how many quests to track on-screen at once (up to 10) by changing the setting in the Interface -> Display category.
* Shift-clicking to split stacks of items now works in your bank or bank bags.
* Fixed issues causing player armor to appear the wrong colors after respawning or Soul Walking.

* You can now link locations in chat! Just like other links, shift-right-click your map or minimap while entering chat text. Clicking someone's location link in chat will place a waypoint on your own map.
* You can swim up using the jump key while also in mouselook mode (default: right mouse button to look around).
* Added a custom error if you cannot use a questgiving item.
* Raid groups roaming across the lands to destroy non-Rift/Invasion content will see lowered experience rewards.
* Experience for appropriately sized groups relative to the difficulty of Rift, Invasion, and Foothold content has been returned to higher amounts as seen previously in Beta.
* Cash loot is now auto-split in all group loot modes, including Free-for-All.
* Players are now automatically bound to the Soul Recall point of the first Porticulum Master they speak to.
* Achievement: Seeking Solace: Fixed an issue causing the achievement to grant early and prevent you from looting the other objects.

* Fixed a bug during Major Rifts where low ranking contributors wouldn't get Planarite. All contributors should receive at least some Planarite.
* Reduced the amount of zone event participation required to earn the rare Sourceshards.
* Experience for Rift, Invasion, and Foothold content now scales down from these increased levels when very oversized groups are participating – with the net result being that very large groups should see experience values similar to the amounts granted prior to this update. Smaller groups will see increased experience reward.
* Reduced Notoriety gained from Invasions from 75 to 50 total.
* Increased the bonus health given to Rift NPCs when nearby player population is high. Also added increased damage based on population.
* Added additional fail-safes to ensure Colossi bosses appear at the end of events.

* The Care and Imprisonment of Changelings: Changed to not require you to have claimed the colossi mob. You only need to participate in the kill.
* Links in the pages of the book 'Clever Kehmeh' have been fixed so all seven pages are readable.
* Anthousa Mona and Kaspar Massi have updated character models. Kaspar also has a new voice!
* The necklace rewards for the Epic Cult Saga have had their power increased.

* Quests for Ancient Wardstones are now labeled as such in your quest journal.
* After turning in quests at some Ancient Wardstones, a Rare Planar Goods Merchant might appear so you can purchase sweet gear with the currency you just earned.

* Journeyman has been fixed and will now work as described.

* Abilities and other effects that increase the duration of other effects now do so before that duration calculation is modified by diminishing returns.
* You can no longer cycle between ranged and melee weapons while casting an ability.
* Fixed several maintained buffs that would cause non-offensive polymorphs to break (ex: troll disguise in Stonefield, etc).

* Clerics: Fixed a bug causing some procced heals to consume effects that modify next heal.

* Ashen Defense: Corrected the debuff tooltip to match the ability description.
* Mental Flare: The cooldown reduction provided by Swift Thoughts is now reflected in the ability tooltip.
* Pillaging Stone: Rank 9 and 10 now give the correct buff values when cast.
* Searing Vitality: Damage can now critically hit.
* Consuming Flames: The self-damage portion of this ability will no longer critically hit the caster.
* Burning Purpose: Polymorph, Confuse, Root, and Fear effects will not trigger the damage proc.

* Expose Weakness: Fixed a bug so that the charges of this ability are only consumed by physical damage effects. Also fixed so it correctly adds extra damage.
* Poison Malice: Removed from global cooldown. Now costs 25 Energy to activate.

* Deafening Music: This ability now updates the tooltip damage numbers for Coda of Fury and Coda of Wrath.
* Coda of Cowardice: Debuff should now be in the same stacking group as the Archon's Ashen Defense and the Shaman's Vengeance of the Piercing Cold.
* Using Verse of Fascination or Verse of Captivation now turns off auto-attack, since these effects break on damage.

* Backhanded Blow: Now gives an Attack Point and triggers the global cooldown.

* Dancing Steel: Fixed so that it includes immunity to knockback when active.
* Blade Tempo, Blade and Soul Parity, Dualism, Double Coup: Removed from global cooldown. These now cost 25 Energy to activate.

* Nebulous Haze: Now only increases cast time by the 20% shown in the tooltip.

* Entropic Veil: Will no longer be overwritten by less effective buffs.
* Nature’s Touch: Rank 2 now gives 22 Charge when cast.
* Essence Surge: Reduced aggro generated by this ability.

* Instant-cast spells no longer consume Quick Thinking proc effects.
* Improved Mana Wrench: Now correctly affects the energy drain of Mana Wrench rank 4.
* Transmogrify will no longer land on the Dominator if it is reflected.

* Satyr: Reduced size of the model; it's now approximate in size to a Bahmi.
* Faerie’s Favor: Now limited to one stack per caster, instead of one stack total.

* Icy Carapace: Fixed an issue with the ability description and debuff tooltip. They now correctly show damage values. This is also correctly modified by all effects that apply to Water damage.

* Fixed a number of ability tooltip issues.

* Soul Drain: No longer applies Clinging Spirit without the caster having spent any points on that ability. Changed tooltip to better indicate that this is a player-based area of effect ability.
* Bolt of Judgment: Fixed the Spell Power contribution on ranks 1-9.
* Clinging Spirit: Fixed the tooltip to reflect that this only increases magical damage taken.
* Life and Death Concord: Description now properly indicates that the effect may not occur again for 6 seconds, rather than 8.

* Righteous Mandate: No longer blocks itself from being recast on the same target.
* Doctrine of Loyalty: Rank 5 now properly removes a Conviction.

* Hit and Run, Controlled Fire, Close Quarters Combat, and Fire and Forget: Removed from global cooldown. Now cost 25 Energy to activate.
* Quick Reload: Removed from global cooldown.
* Retreat: Should now put you 20 meters back from your current location at use.
* Lightning Fury: Fixed a tooltip error so it properly indicates that this reduces armor by a fixed value, instead of a percentage. Tooltip also now updates when spending points in Collateral Damage.
* Fan Out: Tooltip now updates when you add points into Collateral Damage.
* On the Double, Gateway: The additional effect making you immune to Snares and Roots (when you've purchased Gateway) is now displayed on On the Double.

* Skeletal Zealot: Fixed ranks 1, 2, 4, and 5 to properly respawn if it was alive when the owner died in a Warfront.
* Lich Form: Fixed a tooltip issue.

* Fell Blades: Healing debuff should now be in the same stacking group as the Druid's Spiteful Spirit.
* Ebon Fury: Taken off of global cooldown. Now costs 25 energy to activate.
* Scourge of Darkness: Can no longer miss, be parried, dodged, or blocked.

* Balance of Power, Tip the Balance: Fixed an issue where these were being additionally affected by Attack Power, making the heal amount greater than it should have been.
* Paladin’s Reprisal: Now has icons that match between the ability and the Soul Tree.
* Aegis of Salvation: Now stacks correctly with other Endurance buffs.

* Searing Transfusion: Will no longer consume effects that don't actually modify it, such as Flashover, Enflamed Rejuvenation, or Greater Empowerment.
* Life of the Era: Fixed the tooltip to clear up confusion with the radius appearing to be the buff value.
* Fiery Blessing: No longer triggers the global cooldown, as the tooltip already claimed it did.

* Heat Wave, Internalize Charge: Will no longer be overwritten by less effective buffs.
* Withering Flames: Increased damage.
* Wildfire: Procs now appear in the reactive abilities UI.
* Backdraft: Rank 1 tooltip now lists the correct damage values.

* Fleeting Instinct: Fixed so that it doesn't cause stealth to break when active.
* Master Huntsman: Fixed a spelling error in ability description.
* Track Beasts, Track Humanoids: Updated the tooltips to indicate that only one tracking ability can be active at a time.
* Prey on the Weak: Fixed a tooltip bug.

* Crest of the Abyss: Now properly applies its armor buff.

* Boosted Recovery: The incoming healing bonus has been reduced to 2-6%, down from 10-30%, to be in line with the Warlord ability Figurehead.
* Ruthless Stalker, Rift Barrier, Freedom of Movement, Hasted Time: No longer causes Stealth to break when using Shadow Shift, Shadow Stalk, Shadow Warp, and Flashback.
* Stalker Phase: No longer causes Stealth to break when using Shadow Stalk.
* Track Air Rifts: Updated the tooltip to indicate that only one tracking ability can be active at a time.
* Fixed a bug allowing Riftstalker teleports to cause them to occasionally fall through the world.

* Carpet Bombing: Taken off of global cooldown. Now costs 25 Energy to activate.
* Annihilation Bomb: Should now deal damage if the enemy is immune to stuns instead of failing both damage and stun components.
* Track Constructs: Updated the tooltip to indicate that only one tracking ability can be active at a time.

* Frozen Earth: No longer stacks with other snares.
* Courage of the Bear: Fixed the tooltip to include restriction of only maintaining one Courage at a time.
* Bitter Wind: Tooltip now explains that this ability does not trigger a global cooldown.
* Lightning Hammer: Fixed Rank 7's tooltip.
* Endless Winter: Will now show the icon with Show Ability Icons option enabled.
* Brutalize: Updated the icon to actually look like a bleed effect instead of using the same icon as Massive Blow.

* Arctic Blast: Now has a 20 second cooldown.
* Improved Electrocute: Now properly affects the cooldown of Electrocute.

* Echoes of Ascension: Now also restores 20% mana.
* Blessing of the Stone, Creeping Remedy, Little Off the Top: All of these will now correctly appear with Show Ability Icons setting enabled.

* Discharge: To better fit with desired usage, Discharge has a few new changes. Cooldown has been changed to 8 seconds. Damage reduced to come in line with other large-hit abilities. The Damage effect is now increased by Attack Power, to scale better with characters and gear.
* Singularity: Tooltip now displays the correct durations for each Attack Point.
* Rift Summon: Fixed tooltip.
* Quality Care: Clarified the tooltip on this ability to help explain it better.

* Healing Cataract: Fixed a bug causing the mana cost to be calculated as a single-target heal rather than a raid heal.
* Crushing Wave: Range reduced to 20 meters.
* Overflow: Now with more actual heals!

* Reconstruct: Reduced aggro generation of this ability.

* Intercept: Can now be used on allies that are behind the Warlord.
* Aspect of the Elements: Power cost changed to match with other Aspects.
* Empowering Strike: Threat generation has been increased to match Leader's Mark.


* The Stray One: Podovaxus should now properly give quest credit.
* Podoxavus is no longer quite so spammy on death.
* Tampering With the Well: Fixed an issue causing this quest to not update correctly.
* Splitmouth Shamans have changed to Splitmouth Elementalists and regained their casting class, including more pew pew!

* There is a new porticulum at Knight's Stand to make travel around Freemarch easier. We also added a path from one side of Smith's Haven to the other.
* Washed Away: Reduced Mayor Jerrin's respawn time.
* I Heard a Storm Was Coming: Reduced the Fathomlord's respawn time.
* No Mercy for the Merciless: Reduced Iriri the Merciless' respawn time.
* Burning Down the Hill: Increased the number of tents that can be set on fire, and decreased the respawn of kerosene urns. Decreased general frustration level by 80%.
*The Living and The Dead: Fixed an issue that could cause innocent bystanders to be teleported to Scarlet Gorge during this quest.
* A Rift location close to Meridian that spawned NPCs inside of rocks should no longer do so.

* Fixed a missing quest - Protector of Your Weak - in the Guardian quest flow.
* Dagda Skullthumper, the Redsnow bandit, should no longer return to life instantly when slain.

* Removed the obsolete reagent vendor. These were not the items you were looking for.

* Hammerlord Post has more generally 'interesting' things going on in it.
* Polish to loot tables for Rift events.

* The Living and the Dead: Now with voiceover!
* A Failure of Leadership: Fixed an issue that caused this quest to take a long time to reset.

* In the Blighted Pit, characters with pets should no longer aggro Gnarlbone while he is still behind his energy field.
* Crushing Chitin: Total amount of Bloodsilk Mageweavers has been increased, which should make this quest less frustrating.
* Friend to Nature: Tamed Beast no longer auto-flags Defiants for PvP when they defend themselves.
* Rift - Eaters of the Dead: The Sable Broodmother should now be killable.

General Discussion / [Rift] Official US Server List Out
« on: February 22, 2011, 10:32:59 PM »
And now for what you have all been waiting for!

The Server List!!!

US Servers   
  • Briarcliff   PvP   
  • Deepstrike   PvP   
  • Lotham     PvP   
  • Reclaimer   PvP   
  • Seastone   PvP   
  • Snarebrush   PvP   
  • Spitescar   PvP   
  • Sunrest   PVP-RP   

So, the Head Start starts Thursday Morning.  Is there a consensus on which server to play on?

As far as physical server locations, the general consensus on the Rift forums is that all servers are based in Dallas, TX.

General Discussion / Obey the Law.. or Else
« on: February 07, 2011, 04:17:22 PM »

General Discussion / Obama: Afghanistan Mission Accomplished
« on: January 28, 2011, 01:11:52 PM »
If this was GWB:

At about 21:39 in this YouTube video interview posted yesterday, President Obama declares, "As I said, we will be out of Afghanistan by the end of this year." Then he declares, "Combat operations in Afghanistan have ended."

Neither of these statements is accurate. He was getting Afghanistan mixed up with Iraq. If this were Reagan or George W. Bush, the press would be all over it, depicting the president as senile, stupid, doddering, a pawn of his aides or vice president, or worse. Instead, the press has almost entirely ignored it. As of this morning the White House hadn't posted a transcript of the interview (as it often does with presidential statements or remarks) on its Web site, either.

General Discussion / The Apocalypse is here...
« on: January 28, 2011, 11:22:55 AM »
They now have made a movie ... my home town...

Tech Heads / Need some Calc help (Agrul)?
« on: January 12, 2011, 11:09:37 AM »
Ok, I have a problem...a math problem.

I have a calculation I need to make, but I'm not sure what it's called (and thus how to make the calculation).

What I have are a series of interaction counts that are iterated by the hour between 01/Jan and 12/Jan (so, 24 total values per day).  I have the same series that equates to the "run time" of an application that is the average of all executions on an hourly basis (so the counts compare to the average runtime duration that is calculated hourly).

What I need to know, is that if the counts as compared to the average run time duration is evaluated at 100%, what would be the counts and run time durations if we had 133%, 150%, 200% comparisons?  (Note: the comparison of interaction counts to run time duration may or may not be linear).

So, Rep King, I have a question.. are we going to GPS track our Congressmen now so that we know where not to carry our guns?

Fuckin' idiot.

General Discussion / Iowa (Big 10/12) vs. (12) Mizzou (Big 12/10)
« on: December 29, 2010, 01:16:44 AM »
How are you doing HAWKEYES!!!!

Micah Hyde with the game winning Pic 6 in the 4th quarter...

The rest is pure bragging rights.


(Edit: It was late, no idea why I was thinking SEC...Danke, Nreekay for the late night correction))

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