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Ron
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Warhawk
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To prevent further misconception, the nick comes from the 85-ton assault mech that was a personal favorite in the MechWarrior game. But, then again, you probably don't care. But maybe you do....
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Re: No subject
Apr 21, 2008, 20:39
28.
Re: No subject Apr 21, 2008, 20:39
Apr 21, 2008, 20:39
 
Sr-71 on the other hand was a sweet looking plane

Agreed. I also always liked the F-18 for some reason....

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
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Re: well...
Apr 18, 2008, 13:27
9.
Re: well... Apr 18, 2008, 13:27
Apr 18, 2008, 13:27
 
Besides, orangutans are less tastier than Thin Mints anyways. I know when I get the munchies that I much prefer the taste of yummy girl scout cookies(Samoa=best;Thin Mints=close to best) to monkey. YMMV

Who the hell are all you weirdos? Samoas and Thin Mints? Ick. You eat girlie cookies. My fave is Tagalongs. Those rule.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
4.
 
Internet speed test
Apr 17, 2008, 00:38
4.
Internet speed test Apr 17, 2008, 00:38
Apr 17, 2008, 00:38
 
OK, thought I'd give it a shot and see what my results were:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/260387852.png

That is using this service:

http://www.softcom.net/wbbfixed.php

I was very impressed with the ping, considering it is a wireless service.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
7.
 
Re: Ah taxes
Apr 15, 2008, 12:06
7.
Re: Ah taxes Apr 15, 2008, 12:06
Apr 15, 2008, 12:06
 
I also use TurboTax, but for some reason this year's edition seemed much less intuitive and harder to use. I had to keep hunting around for things I knew I needed to enter....

Edit - here's something interesting - NSFW due to language:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07m-IvvpK2E

In 2005, Beghe appeared in promotional spots for the Church of Scientology. But now, Beghe has escaped the church after taking courses since 1994. He’s made a video that’s up on YouTube.

This is what he has to say: "Scientology is destructive and a rip-off."

He also says: "It’s very, very dangerous for your spiritual, psychological, mental, emotional health and evolution. I think it stunts your evolution. If Scientology is real, then something’s f---ed up."

This comment was edited on Apr 15, 12:11.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
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Re: No subject
Apr 14, 2008, 11:25
4.
Re: No subject Apr 14, 2008, 11:25
Apr 14, 2008, 11:25
 
Driving back with them to Ohio to visit the rest of the family for a week, so that gives me ample time to teach him 'What's that?' and 'Why Mommy?'
Hopefully next year I can get him to tackle Mickey Mouse.

On behalf of parents everywhere, thanks for nothing.

Ran across this tidbit:

Report: Marilyn Monroe Sex Tape Sells for $1.5M

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,351210,00.html

A secret sex tape of Marilyn Monroe recently sold for $1.5 million, according to a report in the New York Post.

A copy of the 15 minute, 16 mm film was purchased by a New York businessman who plans to lock it up, memorabilia collector Keya Morgan told the paper. The original film is reportedly held by the FBI and still remains classified.

The flick, reportedly shot in the 1950s, shows the blonde bombshell engaging in oral sex with an unidentified male. Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover reportedly had his agents spend weeks trying to ascertain whether the man was either John F. Kennedy or Robert F. Kennedy, the paper said.

The black-and-white film shows the actress on her knees in front of the man, Morgan told the paper. The collector said he found the film while doing research for a Monroe documentary.

Heavily redacted, declassified FBI documents from the 1960s talk about a "French-type" film starring the late actress, who died in 1962 from an overdose of prescription drugs.

That's a little bit of bank for that, ya think?

Had a heck of a weekend - my son and wife both got ill on Saturday night and were throwing up and making frequent bathroom visits. The hardest part with all that is watching a sick child feel absolutely miserable knowing you can't really do much and they really don't understand why they can't get better quicker.

I ended up spending all Saturday night up with him. He was initially throwing up and then dry heaving every 30 to 45-minutes from 11 pm to about 7 am. Just miserable. I probably got about 3 hours of sleep in 30-minute increments all night.

They finally started feeling somewhat better yesterday afternoon and each slept a while. I couldn't, so I was in bed last night early - before 9 pm for the first time in who knows how long....

They were both still sleeping when I left, so I hope they are feeling close to normal by later today. She took today off sick.

Got the new grill all hooked up. Need to run it through it's paces soon. My birthday is in a few weeks, so I think I will invite folks over for lunch or dinner and we can put the thing to good use.

Now it is time to turn attention to a sprinkler system. I have about 2 acres of land we want to irrigate (front, rear, and side yards). That is going to be quite a project. Ugh.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
5.
 
And from the "Great Parenting" dept....
Apr 11, 2008, 13:45
5.
And from the "Great Parenting" dept.... Apr 11, 2008, 13:45
Apr 11, 2008, 13:45
 
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/15851207/detail.html

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- A couple fighting about which gang their 4-year-old toddler should join caused a public disturbance that resulted in the father's arrest, Commerce City police said Thursday.

On Saturday, Joseph Manzanares stormed into the Hollywood Video store where his girlfriend worked, threatened to kill her and knocked over several video displays and even a computer, Commerce City police Sgt. Joe Sandoval said.

After he ran out of the store, police were called and the 19-year-old was arrested at his home.

His girlfriend told police that they had been arguing about the upbringing of their son and which gang he should belong to. The teen mother, who is black, is a member of the Crips. Manzanares is Hispanic and belongs to the Westside Ballers gang, the woman said.

"They have different ideas on how the baby should be raised. Basically, she said they cannot agree on which gang the baby would 'claim,'" Sandoval said.

Manzanares was charged with disorderly conduct, harassment, and domestic violence. He was transported to the Adams County Detention Facility.

On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to a year of probation. The misdemeanor harassment charge was dropped.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
4.
 
Re: Blindness
Apr 11, 2008, 13:08
4.
Re: Blindness Apr 11, 2008, 13:08
Apr 11, 2008, 13:08
 
I know that being partially colorblind myself, I have a hard time with colors on games like C&C when I'm playing in skirmishes. I always set my color to something like blue and everyone else to yellow, green, and pink to be able to tell my units from theirs. As long as they are not my color, I shoot.

Before doing this, if I was yellow and they were pale green or something I had a heck of a time. Same with pink and light purple, etc.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
18.
 
Re: No subject
Apr 10, 2008, 16:31
18.
Re: No subject Apr 10, 2008, 16:31
Apr 10, 2008, 16:31
 
In CA it will be illegal to use a handheld cell phone while driving except for emergencies on June 1 or July 1, I forget which. Bluetooth wireless, etc, is still OK. There are separate laws covering people with learning permits, orwhatever they are calling them now (provisional licenses?). There are driving while distracted laws on the books, I think....

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
24.
 
Re: No subject
Apr 9, 2008, 18:29
24.
Re: No subject Apr 9, 2008, 18:29
Apr 9, 2008, 18:29
 
Where I come from, there is no bowling without beer

No beer. We were actually bowling at the local university bowling alley (closest place to our work, I think), so I don't think alcohol would be available anyways.

Just lunch and an hour or so bowling. Everyone had a good time. And you are right, it does help with the stress and the grind. I think we are going to do that on occasion from now on.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
22.
 
Re: No subject
Apr 9, 2008, 16:59
22.
Re: No subject Apr 9, 2008, 16:59
Apr 9, 2008, 16:59
 
We've been busting our asses here at work for most of Dec, Jan, and Feb (March let up a bit) with many of our staff folks out or gone and the rest of us doing most of everything.

Today the VP shut our office down and took us out to a quick lunch and bowling for a couple hours.

Granted, in the grand scheme of things that's not really all that much, but we all had fun. The three of us in my car stopped at 7-11 for Slurpees on the way back to the office.

Very nice gesture and we had a good time.


This comment was edited on Apr 9, 17:01.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
4.
 
Re: Firefly
Apr 8, 2008, 12:54
4.
Re: Firefly Apr 8, 2008, 12:54
Apr 8, 2008, 12:54
 
And what did you think of FireFly?
I really liked it. I was pretty sure I would, since I like both sci-fi and westerns.

Now I need to get the complete series DVD, as all I've seen is the pilot and the concluding movie.

I really enjoyed the series - I got it on DVD after watching Serenity (like many here, I suppose). Some episodes are better than others, but in general very enjoyable.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
3.
 
iTunes DRM
Apr 7, 2008, 10:14
3.
iTunes DRM Apr 7, 2008, 10:14
Apr 7, 2008, 10:14
 
There is an easy way to get rid of iTunes DRM:

www.doubletwist.com

I tried it on that song I was talking about a week or so ago - works fine. I think the final product was in both mp3 and wma formats, but the bitrate is lower than the original IIRC. Considering it's just for an occasional song, I'm happy.

Also, here is something to help out with ripping DVDs - www.autogk.me.uk

I got both from Maximum PC's software recommendations/awards section for this year. Haven't tried AutoGK yet....

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
9.
 
Re: Dune
Apr 5, 2008, 01:29
9.
Re: Dune Apr 5, 2008, 01:29
Apr 5, 2008, 01:29
 
Maybe they can do the book some justice and get a good feel/visual and follow the story better this time. Eh, who knows. I'll see it.

Just got back from Vegas tonight and wanted to say thanks to PiTiFUL (and others) for the tips earlier.

Didn't have much time, so I kinda cruised through as many casinos as possible just to look at everything. My company booked me at the Tropicana (blech) because at the late date we were registering many places were sold out of rooms for one of the nights we needed.

In the few hours I had, I managed to see Luxor, Mandalay Bay, NYNY, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Paris, Caesars, Mirage, Treasure Island, Harrahs, and the Palms.

Whew.

The Treasure Island shows were cancelled both nights due to wind (fire and fireworks dangers, apparently). Did get to ride the NYNY roller coaster.

I must admit that using cabs there was quick and easier than a rental car - cheaper, too. Also, use the monorail, etc, to save some walking time - all-day pass is $9.

Didn't make it to the Downtown area this trip - just didn't have the time. I think my wife and I might go for a couple days sometime, so maybe then.

I didn't even gamble the whole time I was there.


This comment was edited on Apr 5, 01:30.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
19.
 
Re: Blue...
Mar 31, 2008, 20:53
19.
Re: Blue... Mar 31, 2008, 20:53
Mar 31, 2008, 20:53
 
You wont recognize the place, the strip has been completly changed in the last 20 years.

Hell, I don't remember what it looked like the last time I was there anyways.

Almost every casino has one of those motion simulator rides now, if you have the chance Race For Atlantis ride in Caesers palace is A+, or the Star Trek Experience at the Hilton. Some casinos just to walk around inside, Luxor, Venetian, Bellagio, NewYork NewYork, Paris, Treasure Island. At night go see the pirate attack outside Treasure Island and the volcano eruption in front of the Mirage, and if you get the chance head down to fremont street.

Thanks for the info! I printed this out for my reference when I get there. That is the kind of stuff I would love to see!

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
6.
 
Re: Blue...
Mar 31, 2008, 11:25
6.
Re: Blue... Mar 31, 2008, 11:25
Mar 31, 2008, 11:25
 
Happy B-Day to all (as applicable)!

I got a new BBQ yesterday - in the process of assembly right now.

Got a 4-burner Turbo Classic from Barbecues Galore on sale. We actually have our propane service stubbed out and capped off at 3 locations outside the house, so now we need to find where we want to put it for now and hook it up as soon as I get all the parts together....

Just found out on Friday that I am going to a seminar for work this week on Thursday and Friday - in Las Vegas! I haven't been there in something like 20-25 years, so it will be cool to see all the new casinos. I don't drink and rarely gamble, and when I do it's only like $20 at the quarter machines, but I am really looking forward to just seeing the spectacle that is the current incarnation of Vegas.

For me, what happens in Vegas can follow me wherever it wants to....

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
18.
 
Re: McDonalds
Mar 27, 2008, 12:51
18.
Re: McDonalds Mar 27, 2008, 12:51
Mar 27, 2008, 12:51
 
I guess my color blind issues are pretty petty compared to that. I feel for you.

You too? I'm partially colorblind - red-green deficient.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
17.
 
Re: No subject
Mar 27, 2008, 12:50
17.
Re: No subject Mar 27, 2008, 12:50
Mar 27, 2008, 12:50
 
The reason you're getting motion sick is because you're not eating at McDonald's enough

"Anything that's good enough for the cockroach is good enough for my family."

Bonus points for identifying that quote.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
6.
 
Re: No subject
Mar 27, 2008, 10:21
6.
Re: No subject Mar 27, 2008, 10:21
Mar 27, 2008, 10:21
 
had bfast with the old man

I am donating blood, going to dinner, and catching a movie with mine tonight.

BTW, if anyone is going to donate blood at Bloodsource anytime soon and are just giving a general donation, can you please donate in the name of Matthew Bumpus or give his number "P560"? He's got leukemia and donations in his name are very helpful to the family. Apparently he is no longer in remission and suffered a relapse.

Some info:

http://www.iraqradiation.com/index.html

Thanks!

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
14.
 
Re: No subject
Mar 26, 2008, 12:24
14.
Re: No subject Mar 26, 2008, 12:24
Mar 26, 2008, 12:24
 
Gassy much!? hehehehe

Am I the only one that ate Ramen like spaghetti and not soup? People looked at me like I had 2 heads in college.

Actually, no.

I ate it the same way - I don't usually like a lot of water in the ramen. Sometimes, yes, but typically I drain most of it out.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
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Re: No subject
Mar 26, 2008, 11:45
11.
Re: No subject Mar 26, 2008, 11:45
Mar 26, 2008, 11:45
 
One of my favorites in college was 1-2 packages ramen noodles (including the flavor packs) and one can Dennisons Chili (hot or regular). Mix well. Can eat theat for a couple meals.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
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