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Forum: The Dead Zone 10-21-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 77
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Posted By Lohman446
Not if its on a treadmill and won't take off :p

Not if its on a treadmill and won't take off :p
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-21-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
If the subjects of the sentence are different how...

If the subjects of the sentence are different how can we call it the same question? :p

/Rule 72 of internet debate: When in danger of being forced to admit you were initially wrong in an internet...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-21-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
I can answer with strong confidence (we had a...

I can answer with strong confidence (we had a little conference in my head) that if you remove the wings the 747 will NOT take off.
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-21-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
There was a problem with the people I hired to...

There was a problem with the people I hired to run the simulation for me. Its set me back a lot on addressing the issue at hand and has caused me a lot of stress. I am taking money out of my pocket...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-21-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
Your not really good at this internet tough guy...

Your not really good at this internet tough guy thing. You forgot the vague threats about knowing where he lives and referencing your sports / martial arts / military / weight lifting experiences. ...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-21-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
He set a benchmark for "internet tough guy" that...

He set a benchmark for "internet tough guy" that will likely never be surpassed.
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-21-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
I watched Mythbusters a handful of times. While...

I watched Mythbusters a handful of times. While I appreciate what it was selling it as scientific testing that gave definitive results was, IMO, an extreme stretch.
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-20-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
Outside of maybe Jack? Idema has there actually...

Outside of maybe Jack? Idema has there actually been any violence involving a preorder? I see it threatened or eluded to from time to time in nearly all the preorder gone bad discussion but I don't...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-20-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
Yeh - the conversation in my head was like: ...

Yeh - the conversation in my head was like:

Me: We have had this conversation before.

Me (2): of course we have. The belt prevents forward movement. I cannot believe intelligent people...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-20-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
That is the other side of the argument I forgot...

That is the other side of the argument I forgot and tried to sneak in the edit before anyone noticed. I did not :(
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-20-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
If the belt speed inversely matches the...

If the belt speed inversely matches the anticipated speed of the 747 (based on thrust) it will not take off because it will not generate lift (derived through the forward movement of the wings).
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Forum: The Dead Zone 10-20-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
I think that to me is one of the big issues with...

I think that to me is one of the big issues with fiasco's such as this. By the time things are sorted out there is an emotional toll that makes the thing somewhat less enjoyable for many people. ...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-18-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
You keep making this statement and I keep calling...

You keep making this statement and I keep calling out against it. It is my observation that "stand up guys" would have either met the obligations they assumed as originally promised or refunded...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-18-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
Ok. I made the observation that referencing...

Ok. I made the observation that referencing someone who has not fulfilled previous obligations as promised or refunded the funds taken in exchange for those obligations as "stand-up guys" was...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-18-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
I'm not exactly certain of the argument you are...

I'm not exactly certain of the argument you are attempting. Are you trying to imply that J4 is up to date on all of its current obligations?
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-18-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
Oh come on. While the threats of violence and...

Oh come on. While the threats of violence and some of the other activities are unreasonable this painting of a company that has failed to fulfill obligations as originally promised or refund money...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-18-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
Great - so there is a list of obligations to...

Great - so there is a list of obligations to people, money taken against those obligations, and a list of when those obligations were due published somewhere in this spirit of being very open? I'm...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-18-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lohman446
Threats of violence are overstated. It seems...

Threats of violence are overstated. It seems they have happened in more than one pre-order associated thread I have read. Let's not pretend J4 is some innocent victim here.

And "OMG I have to...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-30-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 17,478
Posted By Lohman446
I hesitated for some time to post this but I...

I hesitated for some time to post this but I will. You want to know what shut down paintball? The people with the ability to crunch the numbers, make predictions, use sample sizes larger than a...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-26-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 17,478
Posted By Lohman446
I'll expand on this tomorrow. Paintball is not...

I'll expand on this tomorrow. Paintball is not dying. It is regressing to a sustainable level. Some of the growth was based on questionable statistical models and sampling. In short some large...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-26-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 17,478
Posted By Lohman446
Are you certain of that? I would make the...

Are you certain of that? I would make the argument that attempting to supply a functional field (and not simply rent equipment / sell paintballs) is, in most cases, not a strong business model.
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-26-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 17,478
Posted By Lohman446
Once upon a time paintball used to be a game...

Once upon a time paintball used to be a game played between adults. We all understood it was a game and not to be taken too seriously. At its best it was a game played between gentlemen (and...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-22-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 17,478
Posted By Lohman446
I misread your statement which, in hindsight, was...

I misread your statement which, in hindsight, was probably being typed while I made mine.

I looked back at what I had written and thought. No... thats not up for argument. Its a valid...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-22-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 17,478
Posted By Lohman446
I made a defensible statement based on the...

I made a defensible statement based on the validity of data collection. It was not intended to defend any particular method of play. You are either intentionally arguing with a great degree of...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-22-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 17,478
Posted By Lohman446
If the concern is attracting new players and you...

If the concern is attracting new players and you survey existing players you are not really surveying the population you are concerned with. Proper targeting of a population and then sampling of...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-21-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 17,478
Posted By Lohman446
There are a lot of people who are experts in...

There are a lot of people who are experts in business. Kind of makes me feel like I may be overvaluing my own skill set
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-02-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,452
Posted By Lohman446
Considering barrel tags and the safety standards...

Considering barrel tags and the safety standards set by many paintball manufacturers (do not use within X feet) fields the allow contact are likely leaving themselves open to liability


Sent from...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-28-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By Lohman446
I have the opposite issue - I have ten very close...

I have the opposite issue - I have ten very close to new Phantoms sitting in a box in the basement - I'm sure some of them have never been fired. I thought about selling them two or three years ago....
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-14-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,452
Posted By Lohman446
I've taken surrender when offered. I have also...

I've taken surrender when offered. I have also offered surrender. The key in both instances are they are "no doubt" If someone is going around the field "offering" surrender when it is not a no...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-13-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,452
Posted By Lohman446
Just to be clear: your upset that people do not...

Just to be clear: your upset that people do not surrender when you yourself are not certain you would have scored the elimination (or even the hit for that matter)?
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-09-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,638
Posted By Lohman446
If one of the employees here were bashing another...

If one of the employees here were bashing another business and then using my business name to build credibility while bashing said business I would be less than happy about it and we would have a...
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-17-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By Lohman446
Unless you explicitly had a shipping contract it...

Unless you explicitly had a shipping contract it is assumed that you and the seller had a delivery contract.

In a shipping contract the seller is responsible up to the moment of shipping. This...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-12-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,206
Posted By Lohman446
Because we are now discussing "well run fields"...

Because we are now discussing "well run fields" vs something else can those of us attending or involved with "well run fields" give us a hint on pricing.

One of the things that hurt paintball,...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-11-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,206
Posted By Lohman446
While I applaud the effort I am not sure it is...

While I applaud the effort I am not sure it is really meaningful to most people. I think that players want to believe that they have the skill and equipment to meaningfully contribute to a win or a...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-11-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,206
Posted By Lohman446
Your consideration and description of confounding...

Your consideration and description of confounding variables makes the discussion less antagonistic in nature and less fun for some of us. For the most part we have simply ignored it as it has gotten...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-11-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,206
Posted By Lohman446
Maybe in rec games the refs should take a more...

Maybe in rec games the refs should take a more open stance to "balancing" the teams.

I recall once I was playing recball with players I had no business playing with. These guys were good and I...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-10-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,206
Posted By Lohman446
Unlikely an actual threat to the brick and mortar...

Unlikely an actual threat to the brick and mortar businesses unless what they say rings of truth.
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-10-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,206
Posted By Lohman446
I actually don't think you are on the wrong track...

I actually don't think you are on the wrong track here. Both you and ANGRYDRAGON have pointed out to that elusive "well run" field that alleviates the issue.

Of all the fields you have been to...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-10-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,206
Posted By Lohman446
Keep telling yourself the issue is solely with...

Keep telling yourself the issue is solely with the new participants and not the way things are done. I'm sure it will help the situation.

These individuals are spending entertainment dollars. ...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-10-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,206
Posted By Lohman446
You all want to make a big difference between...

You all want to make a big difference between woodsball and speedball. I get the differences. I do. However either game has a fairly high attrition rate.

Does the new player have a reasonable...
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