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  1. Vlad D

    Time for a new TV. Recommendations please.

    I'm looking to replace a 10 year old Toshiba RPTV 57HX81. I'm looking to get a 60 inch LED. But I've been out of the loop and haven't kept up with the new TV's. Took a spin through Best Buy the other day and left a bit confused. Hoping you guys could help out. I'm thinking of either a Sony...
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    Tribute to Blondes

    Since we have one for Brunettes and Redheads, we must have one for Blondes. I know she is not to bright but I think she is gorgeous. Jessica Simpson. Tony Romo is a lucky bastard. Now for my current favorite internet starlet: Joanna Shari. Holadem I'm sure you'll like her. :)...
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    Cop outburst caught on dashcam

    Saw this on the news this morning. Talk about a power trip.
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    Torment - online puzzle

    Has anyone checked this out? I can't get past the second one. http://www.grngecko.com/torment.html
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    Came home from vacation and found house flooded!!

    I haven't been on in a while but wanted to share this with the HTF. I came home Saturday night from a two week vacation and found my entire first floor under 3 inches of water. Although some areas had less water and the area around my HT equipment was dry (apparently the house is not level)...
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    Computer saves drowning girl.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/4198874.stm http://software.silicon.com/applicat...51862-1,00.htm Don't know if this was already posted, I did a search and nothing came up. Pretty amazing story.
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    Thieves tunnel into bank. Steal 68 Million!!

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...080900773.html Wasn't there a movie like this? I remember a similar bank robbery many years ago. I think it happened in France. EDIT: Ooops, I spelled thieves wrong in the title. I before E, I always forget that. :)
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    Outdoor speakers. Boston Acoustics Voyager 4

    I'm looking to by some outdoor speakers for my patio and was looking at the BA Voyager 4. I was wondering if anyone has any eperience with them. I'm familiar with BA since I have the BA VR-M series for my home theater but don't anything about their outdoor speakers. I was comparing the...
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    Help! New computer shuts off.

    Ok, I put together my new system this weekend, which went fairly without incident. So, last night my computer is built and so far running fine. I'm playing FarCry and after about 30-40 mins, in the middle of playing, my computer shuts-off. I freaked!!! I tried the power button and nothing. I...
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    Animal Planet's Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real

    Did anybody catch this last night? It was really cool. They took the approach that Dragons were actual animals and imagined how the would have evolved, and the science and physiology that would have allowed them to fly and breath fire. Very interesting. And it was narrated by Patrick Stewart!!
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    Time to build a new computer. Need advice.

    My current sysment is a bit behind the times: AMD Athlon 850 MHz, Asus AV7 mobo, 756 MB, Turtle Beach Santa Cruz sound card, Nvidia Geforce2 MX 400. Time for an upgrade!!! I want a system that I'll use mostly for video editing and gaming, and possibly even HTPC. I've been reading a few other...
  12. Vlad D

    Mr. Mom for a month.

    My wife and I had a baby girl this past December. My wife's maternity leave ended yesterday, and today she is back at work. We decided that I would take four weeks leave from my job to take care of her; we just aren't ready to put her in daycare yet; she's only three months, we figured it would...
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    I just saw the trailer for this movie (I hadn't heard of it before). I like the cast, especially Robin Williams. It looks really funny. Check it out. http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/robots/
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    Dr. Seuss books in French?

    Does anyone know where I can find Dr. Seuss books in French? I did a search on Google and came up with nothing. I am specifically looking for "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" Thanks, Vlad
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    Help me name this cartoon.

    I remember watching a cartoon when I was a kid that featured strange superheroes. They included a flying baby and a guy made of rope. There where other characters also but I can't remember them. Thanks, Vlad
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    New DVD burner, Mini DV camcorder and Firewire card. Now what?

    I just bought a Panasonic GS120 MiniDV camcorder last week. I received an NEC ND-2500A DVD burner from NewEgg yesterday. And I also bought a Firewire card and cable. Everything is installed and ready to go. Only thing is that I am a total newbie to movie editing and burning DVD's. So I'm here...
  17. Vlad D

    Skating Bulldog

    I want this dog!!! http://www.viperalley.com/gallery/da...sonskating.WMV
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    $75,000 universal player!!!

    I saw an ad for this universal player, Goldmund Eidos Reference Multi-Format Player, in this month's issue of The Perfect Vision magazine. It's gorgeous, and apparently it will be produced in a very limited run of 50 units. Each will be numbered and engraved with the owner's name, but at the...
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    Thinking about buying camcorder - Panasonic PVDV953. Need advice.

    I'm going to be purchasing a camcorder in the next few weeks. I don't want to spend more than $1000. I've read a good review of the Panasonic PVDV953 at camecorderinfo.com and right now B&H has it for $979 (MSRP $1499). I was just wondering if anyone here has it or knows anyone that does, and...
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    Coin toss; Not really 50/50

    Interesting story I heard on NPR today. http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1697475 There is a short synopsis of the story on the site. Click on the audio link to hear the entire story.
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    Funny conversation I overheard at Best Buy.

    I was at BB yesterday looking through the DVD section, and I hear this women say to the guy she's with "I can't understand what all the hype is about this movie." She points to Lost In Trasnlation. "It was just out in the theaters, now it's on DVD, it's been nominated for an Oscar. I can't...
  22. Vlad D

    Problems with web pages and javascript and IE.

    Ok, I just bought a new hard drive and did a full intall of Windows XP this past weekend, and did all the critical updates. Now I noticed that any webpages that I view, using IE, that has a link which opens up javascript, the link doesn't work. If I click on the link I get nothing. If I right...
  23. Vlad D

    I just got an Xbox! Questions.

    I got an Xbox this week as a belated birthday present from my wife. I had originally wanted an Ipod, but she said that I would never use it (she's probably right) so I then asked for an Xbox instead. It came with 2 games, Star Wars Clone Wars and Tetris World, and also came with Xbox live...
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    What to replace my RP91 with?

    As I mentioned in another thread, my RP91 "died" this weekend. It's 2 years old so it's no longer under warranty. I'm not sure exactly what the problem is but I've read other posts about RP91's dying after two years and it doesn't look like the repair will be cheap. So now my dilemma is what...
  25. Vlad D

    HBO's "Carnivale" (SPOILERS!)

    Anyone looking forward to this show.
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    MSN article "10 biggest box office failures"

    Here is a link to an article I read on MSN today. According to them, there have been much worse bombs than Gigli.
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    Going to Canada. Spend cash or credit?

    I'm going to Canada in 2 weeks with my wife and I'm wondering if it's better to spend cash or use my credit cards for purchases while we're there. I remember reading something once about using credit cards when abroad but can't remember if it was better to use them or not; something to do with...
  28. Vlad D

    My male dogs pee like female dogs!!

    I have two male Cocker Spaniels and both squat and pee like a girl. My older dog Frodo (yes, big LOTR fan) is a year and a half and he still doesn't lift his leg to pee. He just squats. It's funny as hell. Now the younger dog Bilbo (that was my wife's idea, I actually thought it sounded too...
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    Old Navy Commercial - Bachelorette #2

    I usually hate Old Navy commercials but the "Dating Game" one has me glued to the set. Solely because of the girl who plays bachelorette #2. Man she is smoking! And that scratchy voice is very sexy! My wife always looks at me funny whenever it comes on. Probably because my jaw drops to the...
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    Media Player 9 for XP - Should I Upgrade?

    Right now I'm using Media Player 8 and am wondering if I should upgrade to 9. I'm kinda of hesitant since I understand you can't uninstall it without doing a system restore. Are there any new worthwhile features? And will I be restricted in what CD's I can rip or MP3's I can play back with the DRM?