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  1. betooz

    probability question / brain teaser!

    From Stan: Las Vegas casinos do this all the time, especially with roulette. Six red numbers hit in row, everybody thinks the seventh number will also be red. Not necessarily wrong, but as everyone has pointed out, it's at 50/50 chance it will be black. Every spin of the roulette ball is a fresh...
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    U.S. Post Office proposes rate increase -- and "invents" a new gimmick

    Patrick, I think I will chime in as well. Some people in this thread seem to think the USPS operates to make maximum profits or a profit at all. Here is news for you, they don't, their aim is to break even. Pretty tough to do no matter what company even close to their size aspires to with all...
  3. betooz

    Some people believe our lives are influenced...

    Come Together, very nice. Here are mine: US - Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis AUS - Rock And Roll Pt 2 / Pt 1 - Gary Glitter UK - How Can I Be Sure - David Cassidy I don't put a lot of stock in this, but it is interesting and certainly would explain a lot.
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    Blockbuster may be going back to late fees

    Good Lord! I now have another reason not to have children. No offense to anyone. Seriously though, getting back to your annoying customers is of irrelevance comment. I personally despise BBV because of their old late fee policy. Being charged a $90 late fee for Antitrust when I could have bought...
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    2007-2008 NFL season discussion thread

    I also can't stand Kornheiser and used to actually like PTI. I'm not a fan of Tirico or Jaworski either but after Theisman, Mike Patrick and Paul "Captain Obvious" Maguire anything is an improvement. I used to have to mute the SNF game otherwise I'd wind up screaming at the TV. Anyone remember...
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    In an hour and a half, my thirties are GONE!!!! :(

    You're welcome Dave and I almost forgot. Happy Birthday!
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    In an hour and a half, my thirties are GONE!!!! :(

    If it makes you feel any better if you were in the Central or Eastern Time Zone they would already be gone. Dealing with the big 35 here in another 2.5 weeks myself. No need to dread, 40 is the new 30. In all seriousness though, you have a beautiful new daughter, so you have done something with...
  8. betooz

    NCAA College Football 2007

    I agree that split Championships are complete BS, and you can't spell BCS without the BS, but I hear it so often I guess it's been pounded into my head. Personally I think Auburn getting jobbed the year USC won is far worse of a crime but maybe that is just me.
  9. betooz

    Will she be another Lindsay or Britney?

    I could not agree more James. Too bad there isn't a handshake icon.
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    Will she be another Lindsay or Britney?

    What exactly is sad about a legal teen's nude picture getting posted on the Internet? She should do a little more personal grooming, but that is not a crime and I certainly would not kick her out of bed for it. Granted, I don't have any kids and probably never will.
  11. betooz

    Idiotic warnings on products - wait 'til you see these

    I prefer pedantic to obnoxious, though I also can't say I have not been guilty of this in the past. About idiotic warnings, why is it illegal to remove a tag from a mattress?
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    NCAA College Football 2007

    The only thing I regret about the TCU/UT game is that TCU is most likely without their primary weapon of Brown. I'm not one to judge any team off one game but... I have a feeling OU is going to pound Texas a new one this year. I have lived in Dallas, TX for the last 27 years but am a complete...
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    NCAA College Football 2007

    Yes, not only did KSU humiliate my beloved Sooners in the Big 12 title game, it even prompted a rules change. Now no team that loses it's Conference Title game is eligible to play in the big one. Also USC did go to 4 title games in 5 years, they won 3, although one was a split National...
  14. betooz

    2007-2008 NFL season discussion thread

    While I will grant you that Russell has not faced an NFL quality pass rush, this is in the teams best interest. You have freaking McCown starting and Culpepper is not the answer. I see a baptism by fire for Russell mid-season, or more likely, being thrown out in the deep end of the pool before...
  15. betooz

    Two trends i'd like to see come to an end.

    Alright, The Dude gets a free pass just for being The Dude. In all fairness though, that was The Dude circa 1998, he has since stepped into the 21st century.
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    Two trends i'd like to see come to an end.

    I've got to say I agree on using a debit card rather than a check, but the thing that ALWAYS pisses me off about every check writer I've been behind in the grocery store... They Always fscking wait for the checker to ring everything up before even starting to fill out the damned check. You KNOW...
  17. betooz

    Things you'll never hear said at ...

    Things you will never hear the average HT enthusiast say: SWEET!!! Full screen pan and scan! I am so happy Lucas decided to dial back the bass in the light saber fight scenes in Star Wars Ep. 3 I am so glad I went with all Bose. Sorry couldn't resist.
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    2007 NFL Off-Season Discussion Thread (Including Vick's troubles)

    Honestly Vick, go [email protected]#$ yourself, guess I will see him in hell. This is absolutely disgusting, how he can even look at himself in a mirror or accept what he has done is beyond me. His "dad" has even come out and admitted that this is big part of his "son's" life. The heinous nature of this crime...
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    Favorite television edit of a movie's dialogue?

    That's absolutely hilarious! If Deadwood ever gets syndicated I'd hate to have the job of editing it.
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    I think I'm set.

    You see Jimi, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care.
  21. betooz

    Google Earth anomolies-twin airfields in Nevada

    Last but not least, you do realize that it is a military base right?
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    I think I'm set.

    Also, as a whole I am not bitter at IT, I know I am somewhat contradicting myself here. I only have 2 years of college, never earned a degree and I earn enough money to have two cars and a mortgage. My gripe is primarily with the new management brought in by my current bought out company. If I...
  23. betooz

    I think I'm set.

    Well, I am not a psychiatrist, but in some other threads started by you, you do seem completely oblivious to solid advice given. *see the speaker building thread* IT as a whole will make virtually anyone bitter. I won't go into all the details but believe me it happens. Jason_L said it best...
  24. betooz

    What are the rules for mail order/distance selling accross state lines?

    If you are selling the items in question outside of the state they were originally purchased, you do not have to charge a state sales tax. This is in the process of getting closed up and for the disclaimer I am not a lawyer. You may want to consult one within your state. You are probably fine as...
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    2007 NFL Off-Season Discussion Thread (Including Vick's troubles)

    Correct me if I am wrong, but Ray Lewis was found not guilty. What Leonard Little did was inexcusable but the general public is far more apt to forgive a crime like that. They are even more willing to forgive something like spousal abuse, maiming or killing. Is that right? Not for either of us...
  26. betooz

    I think I'm set.

    They may not know Bobby as well. I would like to believe I provided some solid guidance. The question is whether it will be read or even considered before the ADD kicks in. I do totally agree with what you are saying.
  27. betooz

    I think I'm set.

    Bobby, If computers interest you and you have decided that is what you want to do right now, great. I have been in IT for about 11 years now so take this advice for what it's worth. Hardware tech is most definitely the bottom of the totem pole, along with help desk duties. This is not...
  28. betooz

    2007 NFL Off-Season Discussion Thread (Including Vick's troubles)

    How ironic they sign Culpepper after Moss leaves. Wow, sorry Casey, I feel for you, and this coming from someone who had to endure Testaverde and Bledsoe in their waning years. Back to Vick, if he is found guilty or pleads out, I hope he is banned from the league.
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    Mystery Photo Challenge

    About the original post, sorry I just couldn't resist, actually surprised nobody mentioned this.
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    12 Hours to Kill in Vegas - What To Do?

    Wrong town to have limited funds in but, there is plenty you can see and do on a budget. Someone already mentioned the fountain show at the Bellagio, highly recommended. There is also the Pirate err Mermaid show at Treasure Island. Depending on how late you stay there is also the light show in...