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by watewate
Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 787 Website
Replies: 111
Views: 21937

RE: Air Canada's 787 Website

The seats don't look that horrible IMO. I can see that some AP members are not happy with the reduced number of J seats in 787's. Between this and the newly-instituted co-pays, upgrading on AC just got tougher.

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by watewate
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK T3D Will Be Put Into Use On 4-18, Finally!
Replies: 5
Views: 3168

RE: PEK T3D Will Be Put Into Use On 4-18, Finally!

Will this spell end of CA's use of remote gates? PEK-SHA flights aboard widebodies via remote stands were brutal in the winter.

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by watewate
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Canada-Europe: An Abandoned Market?
Replies: 49
Views: 9909

RE: Atlantic Canada-Europe: An Abandoned Market?

YUL is only about an hour or so west of <acronym title="Halifax - Robert L Stanfield International (YHZ / CYHZ), Canada - Nova Scotia">YHZ</acronym>, <acronym title="Charlottetown (YYG / CYYG), Canada - Prince Edward Island">YYG</acronym>, etc., so it's not that bad. I've routinely done <acronym tit...

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by watewate
Fri May 11, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruption In The Airline Market – What’s Next?
Replies: 21
Views: 7675

RE: Disruption In The Airline Market – What’s Next?

I'm not a big fan of the premise of "Blue Ocean". I'm of the opinion that it's not radically different from Porter's idea of doing it BETTER or DIFFERENTLY in order to maintain competitive advantage... Anyways, if you're looking for a disruption, you must look beyond just certain parts of the airlin...

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by watewate
Thu May 03, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Announce LHR-ICN
Replies: 63
Views: 20929

RE: BA Announce LHR-ICN

Long overdue! Curious what sort of yield they will pull.

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by watewate
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanair Ceases All Operations
Replies: 126
Views: 35652

RE: Spanair Ceases All Operations

as a <acronym title="Barcelona (- El Prat) (BCN / LEBL), Spain">BCN</acronym>-based *G (on another *A carrier), this comes as an awful news. my personal anecdotes: 1. their loads on <acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Barcelona (- El Prat) (BCN / LEBL)...

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by watewate
Mon May 17, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 100 Flight Record Attempt - Who's Coming Along?
Replies: 32
Views: 5114

RE: 100 Flight Record Attempt - Who's Coming Along?

sorry mate, but the 100 flights have been done in shorter time frame. search "thai baht run" on google or flyertalk, and you'll see a bunch of people who have completed 100 segments in a week or so. it was a cheap way to earn 1K status on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> via segme...

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by watewate
Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: As Low As You Can Go: CX Y - HKG-LAX
Replies: 100
Views: 30700

RE: As Low As You Can Go: CX Y - HKG-LAX

One of the best TRs!

I think this type of TRs would get a better reception at FT. I've read a few TRs like the one you posted, and they were instant classics. Keep it up!

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by watewate
Tue May 26, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Amazing S. Korea With AC & KE (460+ Pics) 1 Of 2
Replies: 27
Views: 17555

RE: Amazing S. Korea With AC & KE (460+ Pics) 1 Of 2

kinda surprised that you flew into <acronym title="Seoul - Incheon International (ICN / RKSI), South Korea">ICN</acronym> from <acronym title="Pusan - Kimhae International (K-1) (PUS / RKPK), South Korea">PUS</acronym> if you were heading into town. <acronym title="Seoul - Kimpo International (K-14)...

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by watewate
Wed May 13, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Toronto Tour W/story Of My Crash In 2000 (80 Pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 33380

RE: Toronto Tour W/story Of My Crash In 2000 (80 Pics)

Thx for the great report! You have a real talent for writing; ever considered being a writer for a travel magazine? You do a great job allowing the readers to visualize your surroundings.

Btw, great pics. As a waterfront resident, I hope they never shut down the airport.

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by watewate
Wed May 13, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RTW On Star In Y - Part 1 SYD-SIN-CDG
Replies: 16
Views: 14804

RE: RTW On Star In Y - Part 1 SYD-SIN-CDG

You, sir, are a brave soul for doing this in Y. Thx for the report.

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by watewate
Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would A Possible DL/NW Merger Look Like?
Replies: 30
Views: 5920

RE: What Would A Possible DL/NW Merger Look Like?

^ what he said. Fleet commonality isn't a deal breaker on a merger as as big as this. Costs of operating different types are spread over so many aircrafts that it probably is cheaper to maintain A+B fleet rather than to get rid of types from one manufacturer quickly. If they can manage to do what <a...

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by watewate
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frequent Flyer Program Spinoffs....
Replies: 3
Views: 3274

RE: Frequent Flyer Program Spinoffs....

I think <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> and Aeroplan are really setting the trend. Clearly, in light of the failed LBO, the <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> board has awakened to the fact that it does not have optimal capital structure. The Board sees these spinoff as good w...

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by watewate
Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does CO Penalize Its Best Customers?
Replies: 45
Views: 8054

RE: Why Does CO Penalize Its Best Customers?

If you barely cleared Silver due to 50% EQMs, you're hardly one of <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>'s best customers. Even PEs are a dime a dozen these days. The way I see it, my company only cares about the amount of rebate they get at the end of the year. You're lucky you a...

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by watewate
Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Airport Downtown Rail Project
Replies: 50
Views: 5565

RE: YYZ Airport Downtown Rail Project

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by watewate
Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada, And American Cities
Replies: 21
Views: 7783

RE: Air Canada, And American Cities

I really miss the <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>-<acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> flight. I took it a few times (around the tech bubble...

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by watewate
Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Adds 6 Asian Cities; 17 EU Codeshare
Replies: 34
Views: 5733

RE: Korean Air Adds 6 Asian Cities; 17 EU Codeshare

772 to Kathmandu? I can't wait to see that!

Being the homer that I am, KE really should increase the frequency on the YYZ route...

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by watewate
Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus The Next Enron?
Replies: 37
Views: 6781

RE: Is Airbus The Next Enron?

Airbus actually has healthy cash flows from selling its jets: Enron wasn't making or selling anything. I don't think it's fair to compare Airbus to Enron...

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by watewate
Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleges and what to do or choose
Replies: 56
Views: 4120

Colleges and what to do or choose

Chicago is argualbly the most respected eco school in the world. Personally, if I were *that* sure about wanting to pursue economics (i.e. go for doctoral), I'd save Chicago for grad school and pick a respected undergrad program based on academics and reputation. I also majored in eco (one of two ma...

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by watewate
Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula 1 Mid Season Gossip Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 2710

RE: Formula 1 Mid Season Gossip Thread

Too bad Villeneuve will be gone... He had the most character of any drivers on the tour. With him gone, and supposing that Schumi retires, F1 will be boring as hell, save for Alonso/Raikonnen duel. I *wish* Jeff Gordon would some how find his way to F1. I recall him testing swapping seats with JPM o...

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by watewate
Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Living In Toronto, Ontario
Replies: 82
Views: 6669

RE: Living In Toronto, Ontario

Yikes... Looks like someone's working for Rogers  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" alt="Wink">. ^^^ I used to live in North York, East York and an area just bordering Scarborough. I now live downtown within walking distance to Yorkville, Annex and the Financial District. If you...

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by watewate
Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Been To South Korea?
Replies: 17
Views: 3100

RE: Anyone Been To South Korea?

I lived in Seoul for a while... Great food, relatively cheap, and kind people. You definitely should go!

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by watewate
Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bareavement (Spelling?) Fares
Replies: 13
Views: 2726

RE: Bareavement (Spelling?) Fares

My mother once flew to Asia a few years back on a bereavement fare ticket. Just call up the reservations and ask for the bereavement fare. My mother was asked to fax in a notarized certificate of death from Asia signed by a lawyer. I know that some airlines have gotten rid of the bereavement fare la...

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by watewate
Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Korea/Canada Traffic Dramatically Increasing?
Replies: 1
Views: 1730

RE: Is Korea/Canada Traffic Dramatically Increasing?

I expect to see full flights between Canada and Korea for the foreseeable future. This is due to: -Canada remaining a popular destination for emigration. Canada is seen as an attractive country to escape from the stifling educational competition that exists in Korea. It's offers a nice mix of well-r...

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by watewate
Fri May 12, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cheapest Way To Get To City From Toronto Pearson
Replies: 7
Views: 6800

RE: Cheapest Way To Get To City From Toronto Pears

You can: 1. rent a car - should take 30 minutes or less to get to downtown using highway. 2. take an airpot limo - should cost you $55 or so. 3. take TTC - TTC is Toronto's public transit system. Cash fare is $2.75 with unlimited transfers within a couple hours of boarding. The buses take you to Law...

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by watewate
Sun May 07, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline? Jeju Air?
Replies: 11
Views: 4096

RE: New Airline? Jeju Air?

Jeju Air will be wise to stay away from Seoul. How can you compete against hourly service against <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym> and <acronym title="Asiana Airlines (South Korea)">OZ</acronym> on widebodies (for the most part)? The last few years have been pretty bad for Jeju as people are...

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by watewate
Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia $33 From North America To Cyprus!
Replies: 15
Views: 6947

RE: Alitalia $33 From North America To Cyprus!

It happens all the time; it's nothing new. a.net isn't probably the best site to get the latest new re: incorrect fares - one should check out flyertalk for all the relevant dicussions. I could have booked, especially with me being out of <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Ma...

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by watewate
Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China To Make Building Large Aircraft A Priority
Replies: 39
Views: 5533

RE: China To Make Building Large Aircraft A Priority

It's one thing to copy an existing design, but it's another matter when one goes about creating something from scratch. In an industry where dispatch reliability and fuel consumption are hugely important, I just don't have much faith in Chinese getting things right on the first iteration of their je...

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by watewate
Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Bonus Miles On The Delta Shuttle
Replies: 3
Views: 3680

RE: Question About Bonus Miles On The Delta Shuttle

It's probably because you paid the full economy fare.

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by watewate
Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bangkok Airways Selects 6xA350
Replies: 48
Views: 8452

RE: Bangkok Airways Selects 6xA350

A litle off topic, but can <acronym title="Bangkok Airlines (Thailand)">PG</acronym> make the A350 fly (pun fully intended) on European routes ? It's one of the most competitive Asia-Europe routes out there with many entrenched carriers. I'm not sure how well they are capitalized, but I'm just a lit...

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by watewate
Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying KLM/AF, What To Expect?
Replies: 21
Views: 7200

RE: Flying KLM/AF, What To Expect?

There's a train station right inside the <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> terminal with frequent train service to Amsterdam Centraal. 7 hours is more than enough time to go into the city and enjoy some sites. Btw, there was some discussion on <acronym tit...

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by watewate
Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Management Degree/Education
Replies: 23
Views: 10036

RE: Airport Management Degree/Education

I'd probably stick with a solid undergrad degree, preferably business/management, if you'd like to get into any kind of management position. I was going through the same dilemma many years back, and wisely decided to go to a top-tier undergrad school to study business instead of going to a niche pro...

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by watewate
Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM After The Merger With AF
Replies: 17
Views: 5403

RE: KLM After The Merger With AF

I, as a North America-based passenger, haven't really noticed much difference at all. In-flight services and meals seem to be on par with the pre-merger days, imo. The only significant change I've noticed is their <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym> program. As for the fare level, KLM is s...

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by watewate
Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vancouver Sun Screws Up 777/787 Pics
Replies: 2
Views: 3103

RE: Vancouver Sun Screws Up 777/787 Pics

The Globe & Mail made the same mistake.

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by watewate
Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fido And Rogers
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

RE: Fido And Rogers

They'll keep the brands separate for a while. I'm currently subscribed to Rogers, but I'm gonna lock myself up on City Fido next month for as long as I can. $45 a month for unlimited calling anytime (including system access fee which all other carriers charge around $7 for) is a killer deal any way ...

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by watewate
Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye Anet
Replies: 16
Views: 2143

RE: Goodbye Anet

I feel your pain. Heck, I used to be a mod on this forum! I'm on a self-imposed semi-hiatus for a last little while. You gotta do what you gotta do. Good luck with your studies... you don't wan't to screw around only to realize later that you're shut out from half the jobs you want based solely on y...

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by watewate
Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Mountain Bikers Out There?
Replies: 11
Views: 1414

RE: Any Mountain Bikers Out There?

It's great that you're nearby nice terrains. I'm just the opposite; I live in downtown Toronto, so my 2 bikes are wasting away in the living room. They make very expensive decorations.... Btw, I have a Gary Fisher Sugar and <acronym title="GB Airways (Gibraltar)">GT</acronym> Avalanche. The former i...

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by watewate
Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volleyball Uniforms
Replies: 8
Views: 1575

RE: Volleyball Uniforms

The position is called libero. It's basically a defensive specialist who is out there to enhance the gameplay encourage longer rallies. The libero is allowed to sub on/off freely without going through normal substitution procedures. It's actually a fairly new thing. I recall when I played fairly com...

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by watewate
Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things To Do In Toronto?
Replies: 25
Views: 2748

RE: Things To Do In Toronto?

Some things to do: -Shopping on Queen Street West - Eaton Centre is way too generic. It's nothing you can't find elsewhere. The new Dundas Square across from the Eaton Centre, if some event is on, is actually a pretty nice place to go. There should be the new Olympics exhibition building by the Squa...

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by watewate
Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things To Do In Toronto?
Replies: 25
Views: 2748

RE: Things To Do In Toronto?

I disagree with others regarding public transit to downtown. I live right on one of the subway stations downtown, and I can get to the airport via TTC (public transit) in 45 minutes consistently. If you take the subway and transfer onto a bus that leaves from Kipling station (or v.v.), it's actually...

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by watewate
Sun Jul 11, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need IPod Mini
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

RE: Need IPod Mini

If you know anyone in school, you can order one with educational discount for $229 online. I'd suggest on waiting a couple weeks, though. Worldwide launch has been announced for later this month, so supply should be ease up if you're willing to buy internationally - e.g. Canada.

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by watewate
Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frequent Flyer Miles?
Replies: 17
Views: 3625

RE: Frequent Flyer Miles?

Often times it's not worth getting those airline-cards. Most of them charge annual fees while offering high interest rates. Unless you rack up a lot of charges and payoff right away, you're likely better off buying your own plane ticket with the money save on annual fees by getting non-FF-mile cards.

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by watewate
Wed May 19, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAW Rejects AC's "Absolute Final Offer"
Replies: 111
Views: 8902

RE: CAW Rejects AC's "Absolute Final Offer"

AC can ride it out til the end of summer. They're sitting on a pile of money even before the start of the summer season.

As for Buzz Hargrove, he lives in my building. I'll talk to him and smooth things over with him~ Big grin

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by watewate
Wed May 05, 2004 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ronald Reagan University
Replies: 25
Views: 1778

RE: Ronald Reagan University

I can picture the mandatory course in first year

-Raeganomics 101 - Supply-side economics that nobody else believes in.

What has Raegan done to deserve all these? Also, don't they usually honour buildings posthumously?

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by watewate
Wed May 05, 2004 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple Or Dell....Who's Better
Replies: 67
Views: 5298

RE: Apple Or Dell....Who's Better

I'm one of those Mac-to-<acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> converts. Going through the Canadian education system, students are (at least they were) heavily trained on Macs. But I'm just more comfortable with PCs. -worms? never infected with one -virus...

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by watewate
Sun Apr 25, 2004 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internet Jobs?
Replies: 14
Views: 1294

RE: Internet Jobs?

Pick up online poker. I know a lot of people who make high-teens per hour by going online and playing against newbies. And these people aren't that great of poker players either.

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by watewate
Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Car Do You Drive
Replies: 97
Views: 4231

RE: What Car Do You Drive

To the 17 yr old who drives BMW with 5% tint - is that even legal? I have 30% on mine, and I can't imagine how people drive with 5% on driver/pax side windows. As for me, I drive a 2002 Civic Coupe (NOT riced out). All stock except the tint for the humid Canadian summer. Unfortunately, I'm gonna get...

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by watewate
Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which PDA Is Right For Me?
Replies: 8
Views: 1951

RE: Which PDA Is Right For Me?

I had Palm and Handspring a while ago. Now I'm on an old school iPaq 3600 with CF Wi-Fi attached to expansion sleeve. It gets the job done, and gets full internet access whereever I wireless signal. I got keyboard for it, too, so I can type at lectures and just synchronize it with Word. Oh yes, it s...

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by watewate
Thu Dec 25, 2003 11:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Just Got My New Samsung 955DF 19'' Monitor!
Replies: 3
Views: 2761

RE: I Just Got My New Samsung 955DF 19'' Monitor!

I've had the same for over 2 years. It's a very good value for what you pay. I'm bracing for 19" LCD soon (if I can grab one at the price my local retailer advertised for post x-mas sale...).

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by watewate
Wed Dec 17, 2003 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simpsons Drawn In Korea?
Replies: 6
Views: 2814

RE: Simpsons Drawn In Korea?

Korean only draw the fill-ins. The important sketches are done in US, and the rest needed to make the characters move are done in Korea. I heard they moved to 'all-computer' as of last year (or year before), so I'm unsure what role Koreans play in making the cartoon anymore.

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