Comment #3616 by: Adam at about 13:52 on March 16, 2010
Hi Dave -- It's been far too long since we spent any quality time together. We should plan something soon! I hope you're well!


Comment #3615 by: Dave at about 20:02 on March 15, 2010
If the latter, you probably had it coming cause you're hoodlum, darkie or zombie.


Comment #3614 by: Mitchell Pilon at about 17:45 on March 10, 2010
I have to side with Adam here. When I lived in Madison I used to listen to alot of local talk radio (it's worth a darn up there). And being that in Wisconsin it is legal to carry a gun (along with permit), the topic was usually brought up at least once a month. Everytime the subject was brought up legal gun owners would call in and state their cases for packin' heat. Out of the four years I was there I only heard of one person ever pulling their gun; and that was in a time of a do or die situation. Surely these people could be making it up but I doubt it. Also, I think that when we think of somebody carrying a gun we tend to revert to an ethnic person with saggy pants and an attitude. I don't know the numbers but I'm guessing that the majority of people carrying legally are middle-aged white men. I don't really see this as an issue, a legal gun toting citizen may save your life some day. Or maybe shoot your brains out.


Comment #3613 by: gB at about 05:44 on March 10, 2010
And vice versa.


Comment #3612 by: V at about 18:26 on March 8, 2010
People should not be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of their people


Comment #3611 by: gB at about 22:02 on March 3, 2010
Also, the 2nd Amendment was written at a time when, if you didn't have a gun, Godless savages would slaughter your family and stuff. The right to bear arms is kind of like the biblical laws forbidding the eating of rock badgers. It probably made sense to folks at the time but has no bearing in a modern society of rational peoples.


Comment #3610 by: Adam at about 15:09 on March 2, 2010
The Supreme Court decided today to take on the case of McDonald vs. Chicago. This case will challenge Chicagoís ban on handguns. In effect, itíll challenge state, city, and local governments from regulating handgun ownership.

I really donít care either way how this case pans out. I donít care to own a handgun, nor do I believe regulating citizen-ownership either increases or decrease gun crimes. Statistically speaking, cities and states that have conceal and carry laws have lower gun crimes.

But a comment about the 2nd Amendment: Itís easy to argue that it is poorly written. It's not clear. It's not clear to the justice system, scholars, historians, or ordinary citizens. Itís not clear who it applies to and under what circumstances. The Founding Fathers should have been more clear, no? I realize the Bill of Rights was written to have significant wiggle room, but Amendment 2, I feel, is significantly under-defined.


Comment #3609 by: Dave at about 10:13 on February 22, 2010
I exchanged my acer for hp pavilion notebook. I have to say that it is pretty damn sweet and having a notebook with more than 10 minutes of battery life is a luxury I have not previously had. Thanks to an ad discrepancy and miscommunication between the salesman and his manager we were able to get it for $50 less than the advertised price making it only $30 more than the acer I returned. Funny that I would not dream of slipping some merchandise in my pocket and walking out, but I am more than willing to ignore a manager deducting more than they should at the register.

This machine does have a "robust" build. My only real issue is with the mirror polish and crazy graphics they are using on pretty much all the newer laptops. They show fingerprints like crazy.


Comment #3608 by: James at about 14:23 on February 18, 2010
Adam, could you please send me an email about the radio you put in the 1975 Chrysler Cordoba and all that you needed to make it work please? my email is Jaydoba@aol.com


Comment #3607 by: Adam at about 13:15 on February 18, 2010
Nice video -- I didn't know it was that ubiquitous, either.


Comment #3606 by: WadeMS at about 10:54 on February 17, 2010
Speaking of something completely different, here's a world unlike our own:

Some obvious, some baffling... but I really had no idea how much chroma keying is used on TV.


Comment #3605 by: Adam at about 13:30 on February 15, 2010
The I-Phone was/is a game-changer. Google / Motorola have a great product: Android. Microsoft was playing catch-up, but did indeed catch up to Apple with their great OS Windows 7. Now they are finally dumping the terrible, terrible Windows Mobile. In half-a-year, they'll release Windows Phone 7 Series. I can't wait to see it in action!


Comment #3604 by: gB at about 20:01 on February 12, 2010
Bob, I heard that this morning on NPR. So rad!

Also, BEEF STEW!


Comment #3603 by: bo8b at about 10:53 on February 12, 2010
Happy Valentine's Day!!

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123534818&sc=emaf


Comment #3602 by: Adam at about 13:28 on February 11, 2010
Note to self: http://www.jpgraziano.com/JPG/Home.html Italian Grocery / Meat Market in West Loop that is supposed to have super sandwhiches


Comment #3601 by: Adam at about 10:41 on February 10, 2010
I think you were just a little too early. The very early netbooks were fairly de-tuned having the first generation of solid-state hard drives. I find them very useful when traveling.. Great for using on the bus or in the car when you don't have a lot of space. And I agree that some of them are too small -- but I've played with some others that have the keyboard size just right.

I'm bullish on the build quality of HP's. I'm also fond of my company-issued Lenovo (formerly IBM) Thinkpad. It's kind of chunky, but has a very solid feel to it. I'm also very pleased with the performance.


Comment #3600 by: Dave at about 09:46 on February 10, 2010
I really disliked the netbook we owned for a short time. We did buy a cheap one, but apart from the lack of storage space and processing power even the things that were meant to be attractive did not appeal to me, such as the size. The keyboard was way to small to comfortably use and the small size of the unit actually makes it less, rather than more, comfortable in the lap. We Just bought a new acer from staples, last years display model. As has always been the case for me, even the least equipped new model is more than sufficient for my needs. I can't say I am ion love with this, even for the price of 375. The physical build seems a little chintzy, and we are definitely rough on our laptops. I may return it and spend a little more on an HP.


Comment #3599 by: Mitchell Pilon at about 02:21 on February 3, 2010
I read that "Apple just released the Jar-Jar Binks of the computer world." I feel this is old technology with a new haircut.


Comment #3598 by: Adam at about 11:07 on January 30, 2010
Does Apple have an I-Dud on its hands?

For my money, I'd buy a netbook with 3-G connectivity.


Comment #3597 by: Adam at about 00:57 on January 20, 2010
Pleae don't blow up the planet of Garamond!


Comment #3596 by: gB at about 08:16 on January 16, 2010
Help me, Obi-Wan Tahoma. You're my only hope!


Comment #3595 by: WadeMS at about 14:13 on January 14, 2010
My main problem with Arial Fett is the origin story. C'mon, Rotis Yoda cloned a bunch of Stencil Troopers? What does George Lucida take us for, morons?


Comment #3594 by: gB at about 16:05 on January 13, 2010
Arial Fett is my favorite font/Star Wars crossover.


Comment #3593 by: arialfett at about 15:25 on January 13, 2010
tramadol >:) prednisone >:-)) accutane abof xanax guscpc


Comment #3592 by: Adam at about 12:51 on January 12, 2010
Oh you know, same stuff, different day... I was real sick leading up to Christmas, so I sequestered myself to my apartment. I'm pleased to be back to my routine as I need some structure. I was going a little crazy being confined to my bed!

Did you make it to Kris's New Year party?


Comment #3591 by: Dave at about 19:37 on January 11, 2010
Woodburn clan, Dial up my digits when you get some free time. We would be happy to host.

I read some early forum strings today and was amused and saddened simultaneously. I miss the ole gang. I know we are all busy, but we are not so far flung that we shouldn't endeavor to see each other a bit more often. Adam, what's up in your world? I've not seen you in ages.


Comment #3590 by: gB at about 10:07 on January 7, 2010
Jason: I'd hoped you'd be in town long enough to hang out, play some games and compare infants. Excellent news!


Comment #3589 by: Norwegian Wood at about 16:11 on December 31, 2009
Happiest of New Years to all you boxers. 52 minutes left of 2009 for me... a bit more for all of you.

I, the wife, and baby Fiona will be in the vicinity of the QCA from the 13th of January to the 2nd of February. I hope to see some of you in that time.

I'm pretty solidly booked the first weekend... not sure after that. I'd love to get together, talk, play games, see the sights of the modern QCA... whatever.

Anyway, please resume partying. I'm sitting at home, with a cold, watching the Royal Variety. Most of it's pretty bad.

Rock on,
JW


Comment #3588 by: Little Drug User at about 13:47 on December 28, 2009
"I learned it by watching you!"


Comment #3587 by: randomfakename at about 13:09 on December 28, 2009
It was never you. It was never you!
You don't understand!


Comment #3586 by: WadeMS at about 16:27 on December 22, 2009
randomfakename, you've changed...


Comment #3585 by: randomfakename at about 17:38 on December 20, 2009
random drugs


Comment #3584 by: Dave at about 13:46 on December 14, 2009
16 eh, well if that is the case, why the hell am I at work. I should be playing D&D and eating Chickem in a Biscuit. Also someone may want to turn Caciona into DHS, as I'm pretty sure the things we have been doing are illegal.


Comment #3583 by: email from Kris at about 13:48 on December 9, 2009
Amy and I have decided to host a new years eve party at our brand new house this year. If you are at all interested in attending, please let us know.

Obviously for those of you who live farther away (Chicago) We don't really expect to drag you away from your awesome party city on NYE, but we wanted to extend the invite anyways to show that we appreciate and enjoy your company.

Your people are our people, so feel free to invite anyone you like, just try to let us know anyone who else may be stopping by with you so we can plan accordingly. Hope to see you there.

Kris S.


Comment #3582 by: Mitch at about 15:20 on December 4, 2009
Yeah, I would like them. They should have stopped coming; interesting. I can't stop by until Sunday but I will make a note of it.


Comment #3581 by: WadeMS at about 07:30 on December 4, 2009
I think it's obvious that you should "hit the links", and put all that digestion and rep devolution to good use.


Comment #3580 by: gB at about 22:23 on December 3, 2009
Attention Adam: http://www.trektoday.com/content/2009/11/nasa-scientist-creates-first-tricorder/

Attention Dave: You're only 16; You don't have a rep yet.


Comment #3579 by: Mitch's former landord at about 09:50 on December 3, 2009
Hey, I have a stack of golf digest over here that keep coming to my house. Do you want them? Having them laying around is ruining my rep.


Comment #3578 by: Dave at about 09:48 on December 3, 2009
...and I have no doubt you could put a very "nice" downpayment on a house for what you paid for that vehicle which you admittedly do not need living in the city.


Comment #3577 by: Mitchell at about 13:25 on December 1, 2009
"Mamma? mamma, mamma, mamma, mamma!!"

Adam: I sent you an e-mail to your Functionbox inbox. I know my e-mails have been going to your junk folder.


Comment #3576 by: Adam at about 15:04 on November 30, 2009
The Muppets present "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Awesome!




Comment #3575 by: Adam at about 13:34 on November 29, 2009
What are you talking about? You have a whole house!

"I like nice things."


Comment #3574 by: Dave at about 12:18 on November 27, 2009
Really, Adam, a beamer? You don't think the snooty factor is a bit high on BMW? I'd hate to think you are becoming a fancy pants on me.

Jason, good to hear the family is well. Sad to hear that Norway is not fantastic. Perhaps this will bring you home to us a bit sooner.


Comment #3573 by: Adam at about 23:08 on November 26, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving!


Comment #3572 by: Adam at about 17:09 on November 17, 2009
I'm thinking Cage Match Royale: Mrs. Mushroomhead, Mrs. Plain-Face, Mrs. Low-Breast.

Mrs. Sneaky Creep can be the ref.

Mrs. Archer can be in the audience.


Comment #3571 by: Mrs. Mushroomhead at about 23:40 on November 16, 2009
Smell my black glove and get to the wall!


Comment #3570 by: I think my name is Stevie. at about 09:33 on November 16, 2009
Who is that? Is somebody there with you?


Comment #3569 by: Treefire at about 02:48 on November 14, 2009
Bob, as it turns out, your smack-talking attempt and elaboration were happily unwarranted. I, in fact, play alliance on that server, so you need not fear my stinkiness.

Your toons shall be added to my friends-lists post-haste. You can find me, at odd hours, on one of the following toons: Verserran, Sundaar, DrÝmmetyder, or Breadbelly. Every once in a great while I spend a little time on a gnome rogue named Gnopoleon.

what a fine coinkidink that we are on the same server! I look forward to some in-game chattery. All others must now succumb to our combined social gravity, and transfer to T-horn/buy and install game and all xpacs and roll up a noob.

You can, of course, if you can find him, smack-talk Sean Wolfe to your hearts content (and I encourage you to do so), for not only playing horde, but actually re-rolling on a random server to do so and not consulting with his old WoW-buddies first...

Time to go shoot some stuff with my gun while my bear growls at it.

Best to all.


Comment #3568 by: I don't know my name at about 17:19 on November 13, 2009
I do not. And besides, my home-made fan made out of Capsella parts keeps my Commodore 1541 cool. And I'm cool, too.


Comment #3567 by: (whisper whisper) at about 15:50 on November 13, 2009
(you look like a snowman)


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