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  1. Bryan X

    Question for Twitter Experts

    Nevermind... I think I figured it out.
  2. Bryan X

    Poltergeist 2 blu-ray only available at Best Buy?

    I was just looking to buy Poltergeist 2 on blu-ray. Checked Amazon and it appeared that it hadn't been released in the U.S. yet. So I was looking into possibly getting an import when I saw that it looks like Poltergeist 2 on blu is a Best Buy exclusive. Is this realy the case? I tried searching...
  3. Bryan X

    Anyone tried taking 3D pictures?

    I saw some "cross eyed 3D" pictures that were pretty impressive so I thought I'd try one my self. This is my first and only attempt. Once you "see" the 3D effect, it's very realistic. To view them you basically just need to cross your eyes: Focus on the grey line, then cross your yes...
  4. Bryan X

    Got my new 70-200 f/2.8 IS II today

    I got rid of my 70-200 f/2.8 and bought the new version II. Ordered it from Amazon Saturday and it arrived this morning. Haven't had a chance to do much with it since it was nearly dark by the time I got home, but so far it's impressive. I'll get a chance to shoot a high school basketball...
  5. Bryan X

    Any tips for visiting Manhattan?

    I'll be traveling with my wife and son to New England in a few days. On the way home we will be driving right past New York City. I'd like to stop and pay some respects at the site of the terrorist attacks. We'll be passing by late morning / lunch time on Saturday. Is it reasonable to even...
  6. Bryan X

    Have you pre-ordered Windows 7?

    I decided to pull the trigger and bought three copies of Windows 7 for my PC, my wife's laptop, and my son's PC. Right now we're running Vista on all of them and I'm pleased with Vista. But combined with the reports of Windows 7 being leaner and faster, I couldn't pass up the temporary...
  7. Bryan X

    Canon 40D or XSi (450D)

    I'm thinking about upgrading my current DSLR. Right now I've got the Canon XT (350D). I'm looking at either the Canon 40D or the Canon XSi. Unfortunately, after comparing reviews at a couple major photography sites, the answer isn't clear at all. The XSi has 12mp versus 10mp on the 40D...
  8. Bryan X

    Windows 7 Beta

    Anyone download and install the Windows 7 Beta that became available January 9th? I downloaded it but haven't installed it yet.
  9. Bryan X

    (Merged) National Film Registry

    Another 25 films were entered into the National Film Registry to bring the total number of films selected to 500. Here's the list in alphabetical order. I'm interested in what films people think should be on this list that perhaps aren't. DELIVERANCE (1972) and THE TERMINATOR (1984) were two of...
  10. Bryan X

    Bones Season 3 Disc Issues

    Anyone having problems with Disc 1 of the Bones: Season 3 set? When I put Disc 1 in any of my players, the disc plays, but the player makes loud vibrating sound the whole time. You can actually feel the unit vibrate. It's like the disc is unbalanced if that makes any sense. Strangely, the video...
  11. Bryan X

    New Xbox Experience

    Well, the New XBox Experience (NXE) was made available today. I've got mixed feelings. I liked the old "blade" system in that I felt it had a nice hardcore gamer look to it. While avatars are OK, it definately give the Xbox more of a kiddie feel to it, which I don't care for. If I want a...
  12. Bryan X

    What must you disclose when trading in a used car?

    We recently traded in my wife's 8 year old car and bought her a new one. In addition to some minor issues with our trade in, the air conditioning was shot. I mentioned the A/C issue to the salesman because I believe that was the right thing to do, but I was wondering what one legally has to...
  13. Bryan X

    Why is texting so expensive?

    Why is texting so expensive? Beyond the reason "It's popular, therefore the wireless companies can charge what they do", is there a reason the cost is so high? I've never used text messaging myself. We have three lines through Sprint. Lately, my son has been asking me to add a text plan. So I...
  14. Bryan X

    Anyone familiar with Montana (Yellowstone to Glacier)?

    Anyone familiar with driving from Yellowstone to Glacier? I'll be doing that drive next summer and I'm not sure of the best way to go. I'll be spending one night somewhere in between. I'm wondering if it's best to stay on I-15 as long as possible (up to Shelby), or best to go a more direct...
  15. Bryan X

    American Idol - Season 8

    I just saw this: 'Idol' adding fourth judge - CNN.com Idol is adding a fourth judge-- Kara DioGuardi. I hadn't heard of her before, but according to the article her songs "have been recorded by Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood...
  16. Bryan X

    Anyone use an Optical Switch?

    I just bought a blu-ray player and now with my all my other components I've run out of optical and digital coaxial inputs on the back of my receiver (Pioneer 1014TX). The receiver doesn't have HDMI, so my HDMI cables run straight to the TV for video only. I don't want to buy another receiver...
  17. Bryan X

    "Hands Free" cell phone use

    I thought this video poking fun at the new "Hands Free" driving law in California was pretty funny.
  18. Bryan X

    How far do you commute?

    With gas hitting the stratosphere, I just starting wondering how far and long people commute. I commute about 17.5 miles one way. The big plus is, that I live in an uncongested rural area, so that 17.5 mile commute only takes about 19 minutes. The 17.5 miles is broken down by: 10 miles...
  19. Bryan X

    Stupid Windows Media Center Questions - DVD playback on my TV?

    This is probably a stupid question. I've got a home network setup with my PCs and Xbox 360. I can open Windows Media Center on the 360 and browse photos stored on my PC. Is it possible to put a DVD in the DVD drive of that PC and watch it on my TV through the 360/Media Center?
  20. Bryan X

    Do people really carry this much debt on their credit cards?

    I was reading an article today about consumer credit card debt and according to the Consumer Federation of America, the average credit card balance per card-holding household is $8,568! :eek: Do people really carry this much credit card debt? And obviously, some don't carry any debt, so...
  21. Bryan X

    What guilty pleasures are on your iPod?

    We've had threads about our top 10 playlists, but what about those guilty pleasure songs that you have on your iPod (or other player)? Here's a couple of my more recent guilty pleasures: Piece of Me - Britney Spears See You Again - Miley Cyrus
  22. Bryan X

    Man Faces Charges for Having Sex With Picnic Table

    FOXNews.com - Man Faces Charges for Having Sex With Picnic Table - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News This is in Ohio and it's freakin' cold there now. They said it was a metal picnic table and he was completely nude. You'd think he would have frozen his balls off. :eek:
  23. Bryan X

    Selling a Used Cell Phone

    Anyone done this? I switched carriers and now have an 1yr old LG Chocolate and chargers that are worthless to me. I've deleted my contacts and other data out of it, but you can still see my old phone number in the "phone info" section. Is there any identity danger in selling? Is there a list...
  24. Bryan X

    Here doggy, doggy....

    Utah Teen Charged with Raping Dog FOXNews.com - Utah Teen Charged With Raping Dog - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News Because it didn't have a picture of the dog, I wasn't sure if this belonged in the "Tribute to Blondes" or "Tribute to Brunettes" thread... :D...
  25. Bryan X

    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year to all my friends at HTF!
  26. Bryan X

    What was the highlight of 2007 for you?

    Now that we're at the end of 2007, I started to think about what would be my favorite memory from this year. Mine is from July when my 12 year old son and I hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and spent the night before hiking back out. It is something I have always wanted to do. We had a...
  27. Bryan X

    I promised myself I wouldn't, but.....

    I promised myself I wouldn't buy into either of the HD formats until the 'war' was settled, but with the A2 $98 at Wal-Mart tomorrow, I can't pass that up. My only concern is my TV is accepts 1080p and the A2 only puts out 1080i. Would I be better off maybe waiting a month or so and possibly...
  28. Bryan X

    Let's start a geography fund for Miss Teen South Carolina

    Anyone see the video floating around from Friday night's Miss Teen USA? During the 'random' question session, Miss Teen South Carolina managed to set a new low for Blondes. :laugh: Here's the video: She is hot, but damn, there's nothing going on upstairs. In case the video goes...
  29. Bryan X

    New JVC HD-ILA?

    I've been looking at the JVC HD-ILAs on Best Buy's website over the past couple months and noticed today they are no longer listed. Did Best Buy stop selling these completely, or is JVC just in the middle of a model change? Does anyone know if there are new JVC models coming out soon? I'm in...
  30. Bryan X

    Let's see your desktop

    I thought it would be interesting to see a screen shot of everyone's computer desktop. What's on it? Is it clean? Cluttered? I like to keep mine clean with just the recycle bin and all of my frequently used programs in the quick launch bar. The background is a picture of Old Faithful I took...