I think I should spend more time here...

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Go?

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What better place for post #200? Smile

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I don't know, so I guess this would be the place for #100 then.  ;D

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Still a long way to go #31

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I could be so lucky to get to #200....LOL

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Yeah, I'm slowly migrating here from HTPCnews.com forums.  I like the topic selection over there better, since I'm more HTPC than general AV focused.  But despite Brad's attempted return, it still seems to be eerily quiet over there (hah, without Firefox 2's built-in spell check I had NO chance of spelling eerie right the first time...too many consecutive vowels to look correct; like typing Hawaiian language Wink )

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yeah, i'm trying my hardest to do as much HTPC as possible, since my A/V knowledge isn't that good. but hopefully we've got a lil somethin for everyone Wink

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The majority of people here are HTPC focused. Since an HTPC is rarely the only piece of A/V equipment owned, there should be a lot of crossover. THe question is.. what sort of A/V articles would HTPC owners like to see?

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I'd personally like to see receiver info, tv info, maybe furnature (and I'd be happy to do the reviews myself Wink ).

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Yea some more HTPC related sections would be nice as well.

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What better place to post this link than right here in this thread?

http://www.safenow.org/

Great parody site of the new US Dept. of Homeland Security picture signs.  My personal favorite:

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LOL That's a great site....

This explains a lot of people....
"Try to absorb as much of the radiation as possible with your groin region. The current world record is 5 minutes, 12 seconds."

This one is sooooo true...
"If you hear the Backstreet Boys, Michael Bolton or Yanni on the radio, cower in the corner or run like hell."

If I still had young nephews or neices I'd scare the crap out of them with this one...
"That closet door in your bedroom leads to the gates of Hell. Don't go there."

Lessons learned from Katrina maybe...
"When the looting begins remember to consider the weight/value ratio. Here we have a few examples of high value, low effort."

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Good find! Had me laughing the entire time I read through it.

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[move] Shock MISSING REMOTE :Smile[/move]

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John wrote:

"Where Eagles Dare" is a classic WWII secret agent movie with Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton.  I would highly recommend it.

Just a little FYI, TCM is scheduled to show "Where Eagles Dare" Memorial Day at 5:15pm EDT.  If you haven't seen it yet, give it a look see.

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See?  And here I thought Where Eagles Dare was simply an Iron Maiden song.  That explains why, during their Live After Death concert, Bruce Dickinson said, "Whatever the problem is, Clint Eastwood's gonna fix it...  Where Eagles Dare!"  I learn something every day.

Now, I may need to watch it.

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skirge01 wrote:

See?  And here I thought Where Eagles Dare was simply an Iron Maiden song.  That explains why, during their Live After Death concert, Bruce Dickinson said, "Whatever the problem is, Clint Eastwood's gonna fix it...  Where Eagles Dare!"  I learn something every day.

Now, I may need to watch it.

Bruce Dickinson speaks the truth for Clint Eastwood certainly does "fix it" in this flick.

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Doesn't Clint "fix it" in most of his flicks.

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Sadly, I forgot to set up the Tivo to record the movie, but it's on my radar now and I'll probably hunt it down somewhere.

Did everyone hear about the poor, little Linux car that crashed at Indy?

I have to say that this reply was priceless:

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It's real hard to get good drivers for Linux hardware.

I hear there's a Mastercard commercial in the works already.  Wink

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That is a very amusing quote. Smile

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Back from a 5 day trip to China, damn there some cheap stuff over there and some non original looking Vista boxes.

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Yaaaahhhhhwwwwwnnnnnnn! MAN IT IS LATE!
My memory is shifting or could it be I am right, this thread title should be worded..
"I think I may be spending too much time here!!!"
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My memory is shifting or could it be I am right, this thread title should be worded..
"I think I may be spending too much time here!!!"

I think you have this thread confused with the 70+ page rambling thread on HTPCnews

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But since HTPCnews is down I might be spending a lot more time here.

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Since I've only checked in once or twice in the last month, I think I need to spend more time here.  Shock

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3 lashes to Lothar for his absenteeism...  Wink

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After reading the news today, maybe 3 tazes would be more appropriate
"don't taze me bro!"
http://www.ridiculopathy.com/news_detail.php?id=1926id=1926
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How about I just pop in every now and then with useful content (such as my blog update or maybe a review or two).  Although now that I'm working again I should be able to check in fairly regularly over lunch. Smile

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LOL although i have to admit i had to stare at this one for a few minutes

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First there is news, then come the topics open the doors and there are the posts.

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101  Cool

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Oh what the heck...

...BUMP...

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Thats what she said....

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Oh man, why'd you have to revive this thread? LOL

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Breath my creation.. COME TO LIFE!

Ooh that was post 777. It must be my lucky day today!

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What we have here is...  failure to communicate.

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Some men you just can't reach.

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On a completely different subject…

Why do you suppose that the transition/adaptation from 32 bit operating systems to 64 bit systems is seemingly stuck in the mud?

The change from Windows 3.1 (16 bit) to Windows 95 (32 bit) seemed to be much more acceptable (and quicker to adapt) by the computer community back then as opposed to today where it appears that moving up to a 64 bit scheme is just not that important to software developers.

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LowTech wrote:

On a completely different subject…

Why do you suppose that the transition/adaptation from 32 bit operating systems to 64 bit systems is seemingly stuck in the mud?

The change from Windows 3.1 (16 bit) to Windows 95 (32 bit) seemed to be much more acceptable (and quicker to adapt) by the computer community back then as opposed to today where it appears that moving up to a 64 bit scheme is just not that important to software developers.


Easy, the benefits of moving to a 32-bit OS were massive, a 64-bit one, not so much. Basically 64-bit OSes get you full access to memory over 4GB.

The move away from 16-bit immensely increased the amount of addressable memory natively (1MB to 4GB), under DOS/Windows 3.11 hacks were basically used to kick the CPU into 32-bit mode for memory adressing, but the underpinings were of course really 16-bit. DOS4GW is the most common example of this, it preloaded before nearly all games I can remember, DooM was one of the first to use it.

It allowed the use of 32-bit CPUs (386 and higher) to execute in their native 32-bit mode (protected mode) which allows for proper virtual memory addressing and also allowed for the ability to preemptively multitask, something pretty much impossible under a 16-bit OS.

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[Obligatory post-count-bumping addition to this thread]

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Yes.  One cannot be considered a true MR reader if you haven't boosted your post count in this thread. 

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Crap!  I can't be considered a true MR reader...

Oh...  WAIT!  Yes I can!!  (now...)

Dude...  How old IS this FusionHDTV3 ???

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It is getting to the point where gamers really need the additional memory that 64 bit can handle.  Most users don't need it still though.  The PC industry is also much more established now than in 1995.  But it is happening.  It really was the drivers that were holding the PC makers from really deploying 64 bit.  That seems to be fixed for the most part and they are now launching 64 bit in force.

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Thought for the day:

Why is it that people feel the need to mix the mayo with the tuna when making a tunafish sandwich?  You don't mix the peanut butter and jelly beforehand, do you?  (Nevermind the pb&j in a single jar that's sold!)  Or lunchmeat with the mustard?  I say skip the step, put the mayo on the bread and then put the tuna on it.

I've been doing this for years and get the strangest looks from people.  This isn't some "revelation" folks.  I'm not patenting this idea either.  Please, go forth and spread this wondrous concept!

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OK what's the deal with all of these deep thoughts in this thread.  Am I "missing" something???

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skirge01 wrote:

Thought for the day:

Why is it that people feel the need to mix the mayo with the tuna when making a tunafish sandwich?  You don't mix the peanut butter and jelly beforehand, do you?  (Nevermind the pb&j in a single jar that's sold!)  Or lunchmeat with the mustard?  I say skip the step, put the mayo on the bread and then put the tuna on it.

I've been doing this for years and get the strangest looks from people.  This isn't some "revelation" folks.  I'm not patenting this idea either.  Please, go forth and spread this wondrous concept!

Actually... mixing the peanut butter and the jelly before putting it on the bread is quite exceptional. I highly recommend trying it. (The pre-mixed stuff not so much).

But I can understand the mayo/tuna bit. No need to mix this.

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skirge01 wrote:

Thought for the day:

Why is it that people feel the need to mix the mayo with the tuna when making a tunafish sandwich?  You don't mix the peanut butter and jelly beforehand, do you?  (Nevermind the pb&j in a single jar that's sold!)  Or lunchmeat with the mustard?  I say skip the step, put the mayo on the bread and then put the tuna on it.

I've been doing this for years and get the strangest looks from people.  This isn't some "revelation" folks.  I'm not patenting this idea either.  Please, go forth and spread this wondrous concept!

Would that be 32 bit tuna or 64 bit tuna?

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LowTech wrote:

Would that be 32 bit tuna or 64 bit tuna?

I think it'd be 6 bit...  wait, no, that's ounces.  Although, it's 170 gigs...  wait, no, that's grams.  Damn!  I'm so confused...  :D  Too many deep thoughts at the moment.

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Actually, it's more likely due to the fact that when mixing the tuna and mayo, you're getting a lot more mayo than if you were just spreading it on the bread. And since the tuna absorbs some of the mayo, it's evenly distributed throughout the sandwich if it's mixed. Also, many people put various seasoning and other items (chopped onions, relish, celery, whatever) in their tuna salad. I've never heard of anyone eating it straight... that sounds incredibly dull and bland so I could see why you'd get funny looks. Wink

Actually, having it plain would make more sense depending what else is on your sandwich. If there's at least lettuce and tomatoes and such then it's understandable, I've had plenty of salmon sandwiches in restaurants like this as well as some other fish (gotta love Po Boys). But those are single slabs of fish... if the tuna comes in a can it's all mashed up and doesn't present quite as well.

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The tuna pouches are much better than the cans.  The pouches present more surface area to cook the tuna than a can.  The end result is a better tasting tuna because it is not as overcooked as a can of tuna.  Without the extra mayo in the tuna I would be afraid that the sandwich would be dry.  I don't mind eating fat.

I think fat has just gotten a bad name because it has the same name as an appearance.  You know, if protein was the name for thin and fit people  (you look protein today) then it would be even more popular than it already is today.  Of course I want to look "protein."  I think I'll have that chicken today!

Fat is not really any more dangerous than anything else (most fats at least).  Yes it contains more calories than carbs and protein but it all just gets broken down in the body anyways and then your body makes its own fat.  I mean, if you eat that ice cream cone it doesn't go straight to your belly.  That would be one great tasting belly though.  Sharks probably wouldn't spit us out. 

Over eating is the real problem along with lack of exercise.  The portions dished out by popular chain restaurants are astonishing and could feed a family of four.  Living in the Bay Area has exposed me to finer dinning than the rest of the country and they seem to portion the food better.  One of my favorite restaurants is Roy's at Spanish Bay and their portions are small but leave me feeling satisfied.  The culture really needs to change in America before any of us really have a chance to get thin.  A huge ice cream oreo cake is just too much to pass up on.  Instead, they should give you 4 ounces of it instead of pound of it.

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