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by Hawkwing74
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone else playing Dead Maze?
Replies: 32
Views: 5487

Re: Anyone else playing Dead Maze?

Any Free to Play games that are not Pay To Win? Well you have to define what you mean by Pay to Win. By Glorious' strict standards, a game I play called Seaport on my phone is still Pay to Win. But my game experience is not impinged in any way if someone has better ships than me. I was stupid enoug...
by Hawkwing74
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone else playing Dead Maze?
Replies: 32
Views: 5487

Re: Anyone else playing Dead Maze?

Pay to win of any type is cancer to a game. It is, it has been getting so prevalent. They are playing the lottery of hooking addictive personality whales. When they can make so much more money this way, no wonder the games are everywhere. I am not saying the whales have no responsibility, they do. ...
by Hawkwing74
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone else playing Dead Maze?
Replies: 32
Views: 5487

Re: Anyone else playing Dead Maze?

I would try if I could find more time.

I downloaded that other F2P that someone mentioned on Steam and it's been sitting there for months.

Playing Disgaea and Hearthstone is all I can keep up with, maybe 1 hr/day.
by Hawkwing74
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4792
Views: 212980

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

All of the Applebees near me have closed within the past few years... and nothing of value was lost (unless you're really into $2 Long Islands, I guess). I eventually expect them to go the way of Bennigan's. Trivia: The chain was acquired by IHOP about a decade ago. Guess that's not working out too...
by Hawkwing74
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 7100

Re: March Madness 2018

Wow Virginia is losing. That will utterly destroy my bracket.
by Hawkwing74
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 7100

Re: March Madness 2018

My wife forgot to put her picks. FAIL.
by Hawkwing74
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an Era - Toys R Us
Replies: 31
Views: 3257

End of an Era - Toys R Us

http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/15/news/companies/toys-r-us-closing-blame/index.html It looks like all stores will close. I have a lot of fond memories of the local TRU as a kid. They always had good Lego selection, or GI Joe, even Commodore 64 video games. When I was a kid, my dad let us pick either t...
by Hawkwing74
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 7100

Re: March Madness 2018

Will try to do tonight, work locks it down.
by Hawkwing74
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 236
Views: 25108

Re: MCU

derFunkenstein wrote:
Just saw Black Panther. I heard reviews of "OMG BEST MCU MOVIE YET" but I wouldn't go that far. Still, pretty good.

I'd like to rent it since kids won't sit through it. Thanks for review.
by Hawkwing74
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 940
Views: 137510

Re: What are you playing right now?

My love of D3 faded but I did finally get my Blizz acount fixed so I can play again. Not sure I want to deal with another season. Do they have any plans for expansions?
by Hawkwing74
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Legendary Fantasy and Scifi Author Ursula Leguin passed away.
Replies: 10
Views: 1702

Re: Legendary Fantasy and Scifi Author Ursula Leguin passed away.

I read a few of her short stories in anthologies and wasn't overly impressed.

Questioning gender in the late 60's must have made her a living saint to Leftist circles.

Edit: I read “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," probably in high school. That was a really good short story.
by Hawkwing74
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I might be going back to School this summer/fall.
Replies: 26
Views: 1868

Re: I might be going back to School this summer/fall.

Good luck. Maybe you can get some IT classes in or work towards certificates.
by Hawkwing74
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 46683

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Star Wars is better classified as science fantasy. Always has been. Star Trek is a truer science fiction franchise. Fine job ignoring his point that fantasies also have to have rules. All the drama by we, the nerds, does not matter to Disney. The movie is already #9 on the world charts: http://www....
by Hawkwing74
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 46683

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

A FTL missile would make the Death Star obsolete - and "canon" examples exist that make the DS look silly: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sun_Crusher Not canon any longer. I'll probably check out Solo a Star Wars story just to watch the Khaleesi. I feel there is no shame in admitting it. ...
by Hawkwing74
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 46683

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Lucky Jack Aubrey wrote:
Tarkin and Leia? Not so much, though I give the producers kudos for trying.

I thought it was done very well.
by Hawkwing74
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 46683

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Well, since so many folks here seem to share this sentiment, here's a question: If folks like Ep4, 5, and 6 but loathe Ep1, 2, and 3, and don't like Ep7 and 8 to varying degrees, at what point does Star Wars just become bad? Bad as in, "that's a bad fictional universe and not worth my time&quo...
by Hawkwing74
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 46683

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Rian Johnson is disregarding the previous Star Wars movies, even disregarding Force Awakens.
by Hawkwing74
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 46683

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Re: Yoda: It's not because what he said/done I have problem with that scene, it's that it's solid Yoda. No blue shimmering. There's no indication that it's a Force Ghost. For all I know for anyone who did not see ESB, or ROTJ, he could have just have been there, alive and everything. Wow...Rian Joh...
by Hawkwing74
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: HR Block 2017 sucks
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

Re: HR Block 2017 sucks

For some unknown reason, running it in compatibility mode worked today.

I can understand those who like to file on paper, but for me e-file is more convenient. I do my Dad's state and Federal taxes as well.
by Hawkwing74
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: HR Block 2017 sucks
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

Re: HR Block 2017 sucks

Did you try right clicking on the Start Here.exe and choosing Troubleshoot Compatibility? That's a suggested solution I found, and I've had that work before even when setting the compatibility mode didn't work. Another suggestion was to delete the 2017 folder in %appdata%\taxcut. At this point, I w...
by Hawkwing74
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: HR Block 2017 sucks
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

Re: HR Block 2017 sucks

1. Computer is using correct timezone. 2. You can copy the flash drive to the desktop. You get the same error either way. 3. Didn't buy the flash drive - they mailed these to past purchasers. However, first step when trying to install the software is paying them. Then, the software proceeds to not i...
by Hawkwing74
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: HR Block 2017 sucks
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

HR Block 2017 sucks

I've been using HR Block tax software for 10+ years. It used to be called TaxCut. This year, they sent out flash drives with the software. I thought this was a good idea since I use it anyway. However, it won't install. It throws a "date mismatch" error. I tried from the flash drive and co...
by Hawkwing74
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4792
Views: 212980

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

paulWTAMU wrote:
The popeyes here in Amarillo are terrible as hell. Y'all are lucky. It's a 20 minute wait for cold dry food. Never eat there anymore.

Wow. Mine is a marvel of efficiency. Busy during rush times and almost always very fast. Other than those darn stale fries, which happen sometimes.
by Hawkwing74
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4792
Views: 212980

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I still like Popeye's about 1-2 times a month. Love their spicy fried chicken. I haven't noticed the biscuit issue. I used to eat them in high school but those days are foggy now. My son loves the chicken tenders and the wife likes tenders and cajun rice sometimes. We also tried their cajun turkey t...
by Hawkwing74
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: As we go into the New Year...
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: As we go into the New Year...

More exercise for me would help.
by Hawkwing74
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 46683

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Well that's star wars in a nutshell, I didn't make nor would defend the writing or logic in it. :lol: Some are still better written than others. If they can build a self-contained/powered planet killer, then it's really a huge step backwards logically to build a solar system killer that requires a ...
by Hawkwing74
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 46683

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Starkiller base was a planet. Sure it was blown up, but it first blew up multiple planets in the Hosnian system as well as the military forces in orbit around them, and the New Republic leaders/Senate ruling from them. Apparently the New Republic's fleet was in orbit at the time. The logistics behi...
by Hawkwing74
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 46683

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

Yes he was whiny in ANH. But then he kinda saved the Rebellion over and over. He had to grow up fast after his relatives were turned into char. What is with the milk-drinking creature ? I will probably refuse to pay my money to Disney this time. What is the explanation for that? I also do not unders...
by Hawkwing74
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 46683

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

Destroying
Luke Skywalker's character
is unforgivable.
by Hawkwing74
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 46683

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

Sorry folks, but this was among the dumbest movies I've ever seen. No plot, endless pointless side trips, gravity in space, intolerable slapstick "jokes"... It's 2.5 hours I'll never get back. Sure looked pretty though. This may be the simplest way of stating the problems with trilogy 3 -...
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