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3481  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: An Idea I'll Probably Make Someday on: August 26, 2010, 08:29:36 pm
considering it gets updated only once a day until its on the truck headed your way, then its only updated after you already have it, I dont sit on my desk bashing F5 constantly to watch it not really do anything
3482  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Post Your Venting (Letting Out Your Anger) Here! on: August 24, 2010, 07:21:17 pm
what item is it, usually "rare" and "vintage" means you can get a crapton of them for pennies by hanging out at at a place with other enthusiast

ie a "rare" apple IIc may be trying to get over 200 bucks on ebay, but hanging around the apple // group on google shows you can get one for less than 20 bucks
3483  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Post Your Venting (Letting Out Your Anger) Here! on: August 24, 2010, 06:37:23 pm
I dont bother with ebay unless its a buy it now deal, I have never once won a bid, and most of the time I almost instantly see whatever I was bidding for back on sale

so poo on it
3484  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Post Your Venting (Letting Out Your Anger) Here! on: August 23, 2010, 08:30:04 pm
 :smiley
3485  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Post Your Venting (Letting Out Your Anger) Here! on: August 23, 2010, 06:35:47 pm
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I'm a 12 year old kid... I dont get money for anything!
back in 1989 (when I was 10) I scrimped and saved, and rolled penneys and did extra chores and ran my arse off to come up with 175$ which was half of a Sega genesis (and a extra game), my dad made that deal cause he didnt think I could do it

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Oh, and gamestop.com (and anyone else) says theyre $50 actually...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16874103063&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Xbox+360+-+Accessories-_-Microsoft-_-74103063

newegg says 29.99

walmart says 34 with free shipping

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Microsoft-Wireless-Controller-Black-Xbox-360-Xbox-360/5751087

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And why should I fix somethign I didnt cause?

so get the dog to pay for it, its really not your aunts fault for you leaving your crap laying around where it shouldnt have been

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Worst part is we never even got to play...

a solitary tear runs down my face, spend the 4.99 + shipping and get some replacement thumb sticks, crap get a xbox 1 controller from a thrift store, they have the same sticks, you do know how to use a screw driver right?
3486  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Post Your Venting (Letting Out Your Anger) Here! on: August 23, 2010, 01:14:01 pm
hehe

also I would like to point out that new thumbsticks for a 360 controller can be had for less than 5$
3487  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Post Your Venting (Letting Out Your Anger) Here! on: August 23, 2010, 12:50:55 pm
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"Tell you what - since $30.00 (or even $15.00) is such "pocket change" to you, why don't you paypal me that money? After all, it ain't much, right?"

No, I have to take care of my own crap, and if it gets screwed up I have to replace it, not start crying about it on the internet a month later

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As already noted, this I agree with; though the aunt should've probably placed it on a side table, or up in his room, or held onto it and given it to him directly...

if she left it on the table and the dog chewed it up would it have been any better? and what good would have handed it to him have done? it would have been right back on the counter, table or stairs anyway

since obviously its such a prized possession to not be freakin mindful of it in the first place
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Well - I don't know her, but you have to admit it was a pretty bone-headed move;

not really my parents used to place crap on the top/ bottom step for me to take down /up  all the time, its a pretty common move

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I guess I just look at all electronics as being worth something to handle with care, which probably comes from being a kid and having parents who bought me devices for (what I realize now) was a LOT of money - and I had to take care of them, otherwise I wasn't getting another.

and the op sees them as something to willy-nilly leave and forget wherever whenever, and is now learning that he needs to take care of the stuff he likes

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Kids doing yard work - in Arizona - in the summer?

It aint only hot in Arizona, I saw a kid mowing the grass here in Tennessee last week, and it was 106 in the sun, over 80% humidity and very little air moving without a cloud in the sky

suck it up wuss smiley-wink I work in those conditions daily, it may be hotter but the humidity and little wind here is like being in a sauna
3488  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Post Your Venting (Letting Out Your Anger) Here! on: August 23, 2010, 12:19:51 pm
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it's quite another thing to move an item, that should have perceived value

oh please, you can buy these things all day long for less than 30 bucks, you can get a used brand X model down the street for less than 15 its not like the dog chewed up a 700$ laptop

you left you crap laying around in a place where it should not have been, arguably you left it in the wide open for your aunt to get a hold of who set it on the stairs (presumably as a reminder to take it with you) in the wide open for the dog to get, so in a since you left it in that situation

Hardly worthy of random strangers deeming your aunt as retarded

get off your butt and do some extra chores already, I am sure that little old lady down the street might cough up 20 bucks for some honest yard work
3489  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Post Your Venting (Letting Out Your Anger) Here! on: August 22, 2010, 10:47:18 pm
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Seriously, who parks a tractor on a frisbee golf course?!

me (MAHAHAHA!)
3490  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Parallax TSL230R on clearance... on: August 24, 2010, 09:49:19 am
yea radio shack is clearing out their insanely overpriced parallax crap

you can get rfid kits for like 10 bucks, I got some light to frequency sensors for like a couple bucks or something

hit them up
3491  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: anyone doing ludmdare this weekend? on: August 22, 2010, 07:59:13 pm
ok greatly scaled back but I have something that could almost be classified as a game

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-18/?action=preview&uid=828
3492  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: anyone doing ludmdare this weekend? on: August 21, 2010, 11:57:30 pm
please do, I use love2d for game making (briefly described above) and murga lua for app making (its lua bound to FLTK window manager)

as an example tables, tables are sorta like arrays, but they can contain data, class structures, functions, and other tables containing all of the above

if you do it right they become really powerful, if you do it wrong though it can become a jumbled mess, so it does take some thinking

for instance in my "game" I have

ph.player   = {}

which contains xy cords, an object for the player's ship, its polygonal bounding box and all physics information (mass inertia and collisions) which is in the ph table (hince the ph. before player) that contains ~ half dozen other tables for other items and functions smiley-grin
3493  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: anyone doing ludmdare this weekend? on: August 21, 2010, 11:26:29 pm
not really, lua is a really simple language primarily made for abstract / large amounts of description data, love2d is lua bound with some fun game goodies like sdl open gl and box 2d

though the syntax is not anything that your probably used to (its much simpler once you wrap your brain around "anything goes" type of mentality)
3494  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: anyone doing ludmdare this weekend? on: August 21, 2010, 09:55:18 pm
I was going to do processing, but it doesnt have a physics engine, and I have hundreds of objects flying around so its love2d again (lua)
3495  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / anyone doing ludmdare this weekend? on: August 21, 2010, 12:56:56 am
Its one of my sick self destructive pleasures, to make a game totally from scratch, solo, in 48 hours

anyone else?

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