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  1. Tony Whalen

    What do those little silica packets do?

    I love that this thread is still around.I just returned to the Alberta prairies after a couple of weeks at various (humid) western coastal cities.I think I know how a silica packet feels. All the moisture has been leached outta my skin by the dry prairie wind. :)
  2. Tony Whalen

    Talk me out of buying an Oppo BDP-93

    It arrived today. Packaging blew me away... much less the machine. :) Got it hooked up in no time... and the setup was a breeze. (Had to get into the advanced settings to generate sufficient base... very pleased with the flexibility!) So far... it's a beautiful machine. Fast, feature-rich...
  3. Tony Whalen

    Talk me out of buying an Oppo BDP-93

    After several years, I just pulled the trigger on the Oppo BDP-93. To date, we've had a pretty poor experience with Blu-Ray. We have a fairly humble setup (46" Sharp Aquos with a fairly decent amp & 7.1) ... but our experience with BD players has been .... meh. Bought a Panasonic BD unit, and it...
  4. Tony Whalen

    Dexter - season 6 thread

    Disagree on that. While I don't think it's their finest season, I'm still enjoying this. I've been arguing with my wife since the start of the season if Gellar was real since the beginning. She was convince he wasn't... I said "no, we've seen him interacting with physical stuff now and then."...
  5. Tony Whalen

    THE THING (Prequel/Remake) Teaser Poster & Trailer

    So, what we have in a nutshell is this: Studio wants a remake/sequel/prequel to a successful cult-hit. Writers & crew do their damndest to provide a worthy successor. Studio suits make/demand changes that remove character development, increase the pace, and put more CG in.. Thus pretty much...
  6. Tony Whalen

    Survivor South Pacific official discussion thread

    Hantz is disturbing. Not to mention hypocritical. Good lord, you're going to vote someone off because they're a temptation? Really? I'm thinking there is some history of unfaithfulness there. His uncle was at least clever and entertaining, even if he was a villain. Brandon is neither. He's just...
  7. Tony Whalen

    What do those little silica packets do?

    Thanks Marko! It was close. I unpacked a new Christmas tree a couple seasons back... there were HUGE silica packets in there.. and I was close to my fish tank at the time. It was like getting caught in opposing g-forces... almost didn't make it. Luckily, my wife came out of the kitchen with...
  8. Tony Whalen

    What do you like to buy at Costco?

    I couldn't believe they dropped the price of a dog-n-drink to $1.50! Like it wasn't a good deal at 1.99! :) Costco has a separate chain of liquor stores in Alberta. (They sit outside the main stores.. almost like the tire centers, but with a totally separate entrace.) Provincial law requires...
  9. Tony Whalen

    THE THING (Prequel/Remake) Teaser Poster & Trailer

    I'm cautiously optimistic about this. HUGE fan of the 82 flick... Hope this is worthy of it. I read somewhere that they reverse-engineered the sets from the destroyed base in Carpenters film. Hope so.. Was always curious about the frozen body with the slashed wrists... Wonder if we'll get...
  10. Tony Whalen

    What do those little silica packets do?

    They actually DO Russell. It's just that those little packets allegedly also contain a small access point into N-space, so that the moisture is wicked away into another dimension, thus preventing the contents from swelling and maintaining the space/time continuum. Except it doesn't work on...
  11. Tony Whalen

    What do you like to buy at Costco?

    What do i get at Costco? Meat! Kitty litter! Liquor!! Sounds like a party! :) ;)
  12. Tony Whalen

    3D The 1980s 3-D Revival

    Gotcha beat Kevin. I remember taking a DATE to "Treasure of the Four Crowns". :D Worst. Movie. Ever.
  13. Tony Whalen

    What do those little silica packets do?

    Y'know... Costco sells giant tubs of salsa. I wonder if they come packed in boxes with silica? Or would that just open a singularity? Off topic a bit.... does anyone know what those little packets REALLY do? I fear I've forgotten...
  14. Tony Whalen

    LEDs for Home Lighting?

    Does this count? http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/lights/831e/ Been trying to resist ordering one... :)
  15. Tony Whalen

    Magic Mouse announced

    Got mine a few days ago. So far, I love it. No issues. That said... since I got my MBP, I find I'm not spending much time at my iMac! :) So I haven't used the MagicMouse a TON yet. So many Apple products in the home... :D
  16. Tony Whalen

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Star Trek

    What's the issue Sam? I briefly worked for Costco... and I know for a fact that DVD/CD/BD theft is HUGE for them... due to not having any theft-prevention systems other than people checking receipts at the door. I've only heard rumours of numbers, but the RUMOURED values I've head staggered...
  17. Tony Whalen

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Star Trek

    Picked up the "gift set" that included the 4 Starfleet division badges. (Available at HMV in Canada... didn't know!) Didn't want the Steelbook, and I knew my wife wouldn't want a model of the big E sitting in the living room. (Unlike my office... where there are starships, phasers and various...
  18. Tony Whalen

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Galaxy Quest

    Can't wait to add this to my collection! An all-time favorite, but I still have the original (non-deluxe-version) DVD. Looking forward to the upgrade. Thanks for the review! :)
  19. Tony Whalen

    V - Season 1

    Loved the two original mini-series (except for rubber-lizard-baby...gah). Hated the original series. That said, I enjoyed this. I think there is potential there. I *did* enjoy the twist that the Visitors have been among us for some time. Thought the lizard reveal was a little too fast, like...
  20. Tony Whalen

    Magic Mouse announced

    Ordered one from Apple today. Looking forward to getting it... the ball on my Mighty Mouse hasn't been working well for a while (I blame the cats), so a mouse with no balls (oh stop it) will be very welcome! :)
  21. Tony Whalen

    Castle - season 2

    The "space cowboy" costume (and banter afterwards) was some of the most fun I've had with a TV show in a long time. "It's been five years"... I was on the floor. Caught the Buffy statement, and gotta agree with Castle... Beckett talking about Frank Miller was damn sexy. LOL
  22. Tony Whalen

    10/20 new products

    Might hafta check out the Magic Mouse! Looks pretty damn cool. I caved.. I'm now surfing HTF on my new MBP. Prices dropped at the Apple store this very morning. (Dropped about 150 Cdn) No more PCs in this house! WOO!
  23. Tony Whalen

    10/20 new products

    Bloody hell. I was getting ready to go to the local Mac store today, and buy a new 13" MBP. Wonder if I should wait for a bit.... gah!
  24. Tony Whalen

    Upgrading Advice!

    Thanks guys! I'm guessing that the D90 still has about 6-10 months before it's eventual replacement comes out... just based on the length of time it took for the 90 to replace the 80. Don't wanna wait quite THAT long. I was thinking more like... next week. :D (Part of the reason I'm doing...
  25. Tony Whalen

    Upgrading Advice!

    Hi all! So last december, I bought my brother's D70s. Love it. Great unit, and I've been having a blast with it. My wife has been using it a ton too. We've come into a little unexpected cash... and we're both having so much fun learning photography, we've decided to get another body... or...
  26. Tony Whalen

    Steve Sansweet talks BD 6 film Star Wars and more

    Oh goody. Another thread of Star Wars yet again descending into "Lucas owes us the originals" and/or "Lucasfilm is a business". Bottom line. They are his creations. Yes, I want the originals. I also enjoy the newer cuts. I'd like BOTH on BD. Some people love the Special Editions...
  27. Tony Whalen

    Steve Sansweet talks BD 6 film Star Wars and more

    Well if you turkeys wait a few YEARS, I'm guessing your market penetration before streaming is going to get increasingly smaller. Jeezuz.... this ain't rocket science... is it? I can't understand why they don't at least have a 2010-2011 release planned. (...and what about the Indiana Jones...
  28. Tony Whalen

    Hell's Kitchen Season 6

    That Joesph guy was a total tool, and a complete embarrassment. "I ain't no bitch." He was just asked a simple question? WTF? If this guy thinks he can cut it in a professional kitchen, he's kidding himself. Not with an attitude like that. Is Ramsay a jerk? Sure. However, he's one of the...
  29. Tony Whalen

    Home Theater Forum 2.0 Has Arrived!

    I've stuffed sandbags with silica, and have several jars of salsa ready to go nearby, JUST in case things go amuck!
  30. Tony Whalen

    For all of you that bought your first Mac in the past year, anyone not convinced?

    Never going back. I was a PC tech and network admin for many years... and converted last May. I wish I'd changed sooner. Mac is amazing!