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    Need to find a very nice hotel in New York for this weekend

    Hi Everyone, An unexpected trip to NYC just popped up, and I need to find a really nice hotel to stay at on Saturday night (February 11, 2006). Can anyone local recommend something spectacular? I was thinking something on a very high floor that would have a great view of the city, either...
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    Where can I rent a lottery drawing machine?

    Hi Everyone, This is kind of a strange request... I'm looking to rent a lottery drawing machine for a presentation I'm doing next week. I'm talking about the type of thing they use for Lotto 6/49, that spins the numbered balls, as seen here: http://www.garronlottery.com/theShamrock.htm Does...
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    Can't read from CD-ROM, please help!

    Hi everyone, I burned a backup copy of all my documents to a CD yesterday. I even burned two copies of the disc, in case there was some sort of burning error that wasn't reported. Now, I've reformatted my computer, reinstalled Windows XP, and I can't read from the CD. About 75% of the...
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    InFocus X1 vs. BenQ 6100 – any Toronto demos?

    Hi Everyone, I’m really excited about buying my first projector, though I don’t have a huge budget to work with. I’m pretty sure that I’ve narrowed it down to these two. The 6100 can be had for $999 Canadian ($1199 minus $200 rebate until Oct. 26 at Business Depot), and the X1 is $1277...
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    Visiting New York City - What to see?

    Hi Everyone! My girlfriend and I are going to New York City from August 5 – 8, 2004. I searched and read all of the previous “New York” threads, which gave me a really great starting point for planning the trip. We’re flying into Newark at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday (because we got a...
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    Owning a Toco Toucan as a pet

    Has anyone out there ever owned a toucan as a pet? I recently got to meet and hold one of these amazing birds, and I'd like to get one of them, provided that they're not illegal to own. Does anyone currently have one? How much space do they need? How easy are they to train? Any help would be...
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    Kill Bill 1 and 2 back to back screenings?

    Does anyone know if there's a list online of theatres that will be playing Kill Bill volume 1 and Kill Bill volume 2 on April 16? I only saw V1 one time, and I'd like to see it again before I see V2. I know it's coming out on DVD, but watching it on my 27" TV doesnt' really compare to seeing...
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    What's the best ball-point pen?

    The idea for this thread came from the recent discussion about mechanical pencils. Now that I'm up to speed on the pencil side of things, I was wondering what people's favourite pens are? Personally, I always have a Papermate FlexGrup Ultra in my pocket. I use the Fine one, with black ink...
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    Using my CRT in portrait mode - Warning: very geeky!

    Hi Everyone, A friend of mine bought an LCD flat panel with a pivot feature that allows you to view the monitor in both portrait and landscape mode. I really liked the portrait mode, so much that I tipped over my non-pivoting Samsung Syncmaster 950p monitor so it would function the same way...
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    *** Official BIG FISH Review Thread

    I saw "Big Fish" tonight, and it absolutely blew me away. It was easily the best film I've seen this year... Nothing else even comes close to matching how funny and touching this one is. See it! It's amazing! If this doesn't win best picture, they should stop making movies. Definitely Tim...
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    Using an FTP server as a hard drive (for backup)

    Hi Everyone, Is there any program out there that will allow me to synchronize the "My Documents" folder on my hard drive with an identical folder on an FTP server? My computer is constantly connected to the Internet, and I'd like it to automatically back up my work to a remote location. Is...
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    How do you synchronize two watches / clocks?

    Hi Everyone, This is something that I've wondered about for a while, though it doesn't really have anything to do with my daily life. If I want to get two clocks or watches in dead sync, how do I do it? I'm thinking of the scene in Back To The Future when Doc Brown has the two digital...
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    Project Greenlight 2 - any updates?

    Hi Everyone, I've been waiting for some sort of PGL2 announcement for months now - have there been any updates? On the website, it just says that DVD information will be announced "soon" and that's it. I know that "The Battle of Shaker Heights" is supposed to be coming out in December, but...
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    Great deal on Looney Tunes Golden - Ontario Wal Mart

    Hi Everyone, I live in Toronto Canada, though I think this applies to all the Wal-Mart / Futureshop stores in Ontario. In the recent Wal-Mart Flyer, they've advertised the Looney Tunes Golden Collection for $25.83 (not the exact price, but something in the $25 range). Since this 4 disc set...
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    Pieces of April

    I saw "Pieces of April" last night, and I absolutely loved it. It's a funny, touching tale of a family reuniting for Thanksgiving. I can't recommend it highly enough, just a really great story with fantastic actors. It starts Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt, Derek Luke, and Patricia Clarkson. It was...
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    Maintaining balance with a creative career

    This topic might seem a bit meandering, but it’s something that I’ve been thinking about a lot over the past few months. I’ll give a bit of background on myself to begin. I graduated from a film production program at University in April, so this is the first time in my life that I haven’t...
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    Kill Bill keychain / truck font

    Hi Everyone, Can someone please tell me the font used in Kill Bill for "The Pussy Wagon" logo? There's a picture of it here: http://members.aol.com/killbillpage/...gon/wagon.html Some friends of mine are playing a joke on a pal, and we wanted to duplicate it exactly! Thanks for...
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    Moleskine Notebooks

    I always carry a notepad around with me. I started using a flip-up style montblanc notepad that came with a pen that I bought. It was OK, but the refills were pretty expensive, and the sheets were designed for tearing them off (perforated along the top edge) so they always ended up falling out...
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    I Loathe Ticket Brokers - They Are The Scum Of The Earth

    On Wednesday I read in the paper that Chris Rock had just announced a show in Toronto, and tickets were going on sale today (Friday). This morning I went at 7:00 a.m. to line up (tickets went on sale at 10:00). I was the first guy in line, and after waiting for three hours I was really lucky to...
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    New York Travel Question - Woodstock to Manhattan

    Hi Everyone, A friend and I are going to Woodstock New York at the end of the week. On Saturday we would like to go to Manhattan so we can look around... we also have tickets to see the Blue Man Group, which I'm very excited about! What is the best way to get to Manhattan from Woodstock...
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    Buying a new system – do these specs seem OK?

    I’m buying a new PC after 4 years of using the same system, so I was a bit out of date on the new gear and have been doing a lot of reading to catch up. Here’s the system I’m putting together: Gigabyte 7VAXP Motherboard AMD XP 2600+ CPU Antek SLK 2600 Case with 300 Watt Power Supply 1GB...
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    Removing Sharpie from DVD discs (label side)

    Hi Everyone, I recently bought Punch-Drunk Love and One Hour Photo used from Blockbuster. When I got the discs home, I see that they've been marked up with sharpie marker - they have BBV and the disc numbers written on them. In addition to Sharpie, the PDL Disc is marked with some sort of...
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    Question about underage gambling charges in Las Vegas

    Does anyone know where I can find some legal information about what happens when a minor is arrested in a Las Vegas casino for gambling? I’m guessing that they’d be arrested and taken to jail until someone comes and posts bail their release... but I don’t really know a lot about the whole legal...
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    Cuff Links and French Cuffed Shirts

    Hi Everyone, I recently received a really great pair of cufflinks as a graduation gift. They're from Tiffanys and they're silver double knots. I've got a few pairs of silk knots, but the sliver is really nice. http://www.tiffany.com/shopping/item...1&start_id=11& I want to start...
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    Advice on buying a first suit...

    Hi Everyone, I've been thinking about buying a suit for the past month... I've read a few books on men's fashion, I've searched the past HTF threads, and I've tried on a few suits at some of the stores where I live (Toronto, Canada) but I'm new to the whole "suit and tie" approach to buying...
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    What is the most widely used professional DVD authoring sofware?

    Hi Everyone, I'm researching some high-end DVD hardware and software solutions for a post-production facility. The eventual goal is to professionally encode feature films onto discs for mass distribution, so DVD Studio Pro and similar solutions aren't powerful enough. Can anyone tell me...
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    What is the most widely used professional DVD authoring sofware?

    Hi Everyone, I'm researching some high-end DVD hardware and software solutions for a post-production facility. The eventual goal is to professionally encode feature films onto discs for mass distribution, so DVD Studio Pro and similar solutions aren't powerful enough. Can anyone tell me...
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    Does anyone have a Herman Miller Aeron chair?

    Does anyone out there own one of the Herman Miller Aeron chairs? If you own one, are you happy with it? Was it worth the money? I'd like to hear from Aeron owners, happy or otherwise. I've sat on one for a few hours in an editing suite, but I really haven't used one extensively. It's...
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    Should I buy a George Foreman / Indoor Grill?

    I am looking at buying one of these indoor grills, the "George Foreman" style. Does anyone here have one? Should I stay away from them for some reason? Are the Hamilton Beach ones better than the (tm) Official George Foreman grills? Do they really work? I live in an apartment now, so I can't...
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    Any advice on how to improve my penmanship / handwriting?

    My writing is not very neat. When I write anything out by hand, I print it. Can anyone recommend a book (or other method) to learn better penmanship? I'm not interested in calligraphy, I'm interested in normal, everyday handwriting. Thanks! Bob
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