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Name this song, get your name in the Gran Turismo 5 credits {Joystiq}

Jul 11th 2010 9:49PM I'd name the song if I could actually listen to the whole thing! Is this a joke from them? "Torture yourself for five minutes and then torture yourself more trying to name this tune!" :)

Confederate Flag Comes Down at Maurice's Gourmet Barbeque {Slashfood}

Feb 23rd 2010 10:32PM I dunno. Confederate flag may embrace slavery or whatever. But the US flag during that war embraced the killing of 600,000 men, women and children. Which is worse?

Tip of the Day - Peeling Ginger {Slashfood}

Nov 5th 2009 12:43PM I've been doing this for awhile, also this trick works very well for oranges, grapefruit etc.

Three guards suspended for nearly blowing up planet with PSP {Joystiq}

Jul 17th 2009 9:37AM Transmissiting capabilities aren't because they could "accidently" blow something up. Nuclear weapons have more security checks than those *rolls eyes*. They're so people can't take photos of materials, production, processes and SEND them outside of the facility.

Chris

Breakfast Topic: Do you use heirlooms? {WoW}

Jun 25th 2009 8:35AM Btw, I mean the original heirlooms as they only buffed killing, it is nice the new ones do kills and quest turn ins.

Chris

Breakfast Topic: Do you use heirlooms? {WoW}

Jun 25th 2009 8:32AM The fuzzy math on these things only make sense if you do a lot of killing, which not all of warcraft's quests are killing. I found it made negligible differences on levels and here's why:

For example from level 70 to 80 you do roughly 30-40 quests per level for ~1.5million XP. Out of those 40-50 quests about 25-30 of them are kill mobs ranging from 10-20 mobs each. The heirloom items only give you 10% XP while KILLING things, not on quest turn ins.

For the sake of math let's just round it out, 25 quests of 15 mobs each at roughly 1500 or so xp per mob (while well rested). This is only 562,500 XP. This item saves you 56,250 XP which is rougly 2 quest turn ins. So what does this net you? Well over the course of level 70 to 80 you save 562,500 XP, or 20 extra quests you don't have to do. I would assume this is the same if you do a level 1-80, which might save you 160 quests (out of the 3200 quests you have to perform.

Now now I want to note every little bit helps, but the point of this comment is to inform people that Blizzard is hardly making it easier to level alts with just this one crapola item. You hardly notice this bonus at all since it only accounts for 6% of your level if you quest grind.

However I tried to maximise my heirloom on my second level 70, I only ran instances with him when opportunity came up. So he did benefit on most levels with maybe 8-9% less work.



Arcadia Ales Sky High Rye - Beer of the Week {Slashfood}

Jun 2nd 2009 1:10AM Real Ale in San Antonio Texas has a really yummy Rye Pale: http://www.realalebrewing.com/

Quite honestly one of my favorite pale ales. Such a good hops flavor as well.

Chris

Should every class be a hybrid? {WoW}

Apr 30th 2009 2:48PM I've always joked around about a mage tank, the idea behind this would be he'd have to be frost, have some high armor gear like the Season 3 and 4 sets. Give him some shield buffs and his health and mana would be both used to generate aggro + diminish damage done to him :)

As a joke with my guild and friends on my Mage in S4 gear I tanked Brewfest boss and Headless Horseman.

Chris