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by okees
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Issue Between Canada And The UAE?
Replies: 105
Views: 12912

RE: What Is The Issue Between Canada And The UAE?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/3rdGen" class="quote" target="_blank">3rdGen</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Can citizens of western countries enter the UA...

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by okees
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Is Failing Palestinians, Says Egypt
Replies: 114
Views: 5355

RE: US Is Failing Palestinians, Says Egypt

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/luckyone" class="quote" target="_blank">luckyone</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>Looks to me as if more Muslims get our t...

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by okees
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thrust Reverse Noise.
Replies: 17
Views: 8877

RE: Thrust Reverse Noise.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LH707330" class="quote" target="_blank">LH707330</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>I always find it annoying when they use ...

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by okees
Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa... Clean Airplanes!
Replies: 53
Views: 24030

RE: Lufthansa... Clean Airplanes!

I mean, German factories are spotless, so having clean aircraft is a no brainer!

Still waiting to fly on LH.. every chance I got basically failed!

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by okees
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The 777 Attraction?
Replies: 115
Views: 30041

RE: What Is The 777 Attraction?

Well, firstly in my opinion all aircraft are competing for a distant seconds looks wise to the 747... so yes, in some way they all look boring compared to the queen of the skies. As far as the 777 is concerned, I really like the tail cone shape, I like the 6 tires per main landing gear, engine size ...

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by okees
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What Airplane Models Do You Have?
Replies: 38
Views: 35077

RE: What Airplane Models Do You Have?

1:200 <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> 777 <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> 777 <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> 380 Airbus colors 380 <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> 744 <acronym title="South African Airways">SA</acronym> 743 Swiss 742 Boeing colors 748 <acrony...

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by okees
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classic Spy / Thriller / Gangster Films
Replies: 24
Views: 3041

RE: Classic Spy / Thriller / Gangster Films

- Once upon a time in America
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- Heat
- Taxi Driver
- Seven (?... maybe.. a lot of people consider it a classic)
- Leon the Professional

If I think of any more ill post them.

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by okees
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Cities With The Worst Names?
Replies: 94
Views: 8674

RE: Major Cities With The Worst Names?

Kalamazoo...
Hoboken
Hackensack
Ulster

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by okees
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Heathrow Became Hell On Earth
Replies: 90
Views: 26317

RE: How Heathrow Became Hell On Earth

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/26point2" class="quote" target="_blank">26point2</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Upon arrival at <acronym title="London - H...

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by okees
Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favourite Pool Party/bbq Drink?
Replies: 16
Views: 2577

RE: Favourite Pool Party/bbq Drink?

Ended up drinking Campari soda with a twist of fresh orange juice. Was pretty refreshing. I agree though, very little if any beats a nice cold Coca Cola out of the bottle (must be glass otherwise its not as good). Too bad I'm on an anti soft drinks streak of 4 weeks and counting. I'm noting down you...

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by okees
Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New UAE Airline, Started By 26 Year Old!
Replies: 38
Views: 24200

RE: New UAE Airline, Started By 26 Year Old!

Looks like it visits more destinations in Pakistan than PIA does! Awesome. Then there is this quote which probably is designed and written to instill fear in all major airlines in the area: "Welcome aboard MMA Airlines, where you are prefab to reason similar an worthy impermanent and not just a pass...

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by okees
Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favourite Pool Party/bbq Drink?
Replies: 16
Views: 2577

RE: Favourite Pool Party/bbq Drink?

We can't buy kegs here in Montreal... I'd have to drive to Ontario to get one, and then return it there... quite a hassle. Mai Tai is a great suggestion Wrench.. I should look into getting the ingredients!

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by okees
Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favourite Pool Party/bbq Drink?
Replies: 16
Views: 2577

Favourite Pool Party/bbq Drink?

So I'm having a pool party/bbq tomorrow since the weather will be beautiful here in Montreal... but I'm tired of the standard Mojihto/Bloody mary/basic mixed drinks... what are your favourite drinks for a hot sunny day by the pool?

Okees

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by okees
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Airbus Aircraft Seem To Be Kneeling?
Replies: 33
Views: 13292

RE: Why Do Airbus Aircraft Seem To Be Kneeling?

I seem to remember a discussion similar to this on here a few years ago, and someone said it had to do with landing, apparently the slight slant helps "plant" the aircraft firmly on the ground when it lands, something to do with the angle providing sufficient air pressure on top of the wings to push...

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by okees
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ipad 2 Vs. Ipad 3?
Replies: 22
Views: 3276

RE: Ipad 2 Vs. Ipad 3?

Just wait for the Microsoft Surf...... I can't say that with a straight face! hahahaha

But yeah, I agree with what was said above. Retina is a big difference if you require sharper displays... otherwise, same functionality really.

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by okees
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: YYZ & YUL - BA First, Club & Porter (w/pics)
Replies: 32
Views: 24781

RE: YYZ & YUL - BA First, Club & Porter (w/pics)

Thanks for your report! Well written. Stupid protesters, they threatened to derail our entire summer festivities here in Montreal. Luckily the Grand Prix weekend went smoothly and was highly successful. I hope that the protesters didn't turn you off too much, Montreal is a beautiful city with lots t...

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by okees
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are You Going On Any Vacations Soon?
Replies: 41
Views: 3179

RE: Are You Going On Any Vacations Soon?

London on the 13th-22nd of July.. <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> A330. Will be visiting Bath a...

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by okees
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You Prefer Swimming Pool Or Beach For Fun?
Replies: 49
Views: 10345

RE: You Prefer Swimming Pool Or Beach For Fun?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Aesma" class="quote" target="_blank">Aesma</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i> I like sailing so pools end up being too smal...

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by okees
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian CEO Resigns
Replies: 9
Views: 3946

RE: Royal Jordanian CEO Resigns

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ConcordeLoss" class="quote" target="_blank">ConcordeLoss</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Anything new with the aiport upgra...

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by okees
Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Many PS3s Can Be In One Room At A Time
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

RE: How Many PS3s Can Be In One Room At A Time

What will you be playing on 7 PS3's? Damn I wish i could get 7 PS3s in one room with friends to play some call of duty, or fifa..

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by okees
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Many PS3s Can Be In One Room At A Time
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

RE: How Many PS3s Can Be In One Room At A Time

If I'm not mistaken, you can pair controllers to connect to specific consoles without interference. In addition to the bluetooth frequency between the controller and console changes every fraction of a second, so it keeps a positive connection without interference. There might happen to be a crossov...

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by okees
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Your Favorite Sci-Fi Movie?
Replies: 60
Views: 3163

RE: What's Your Favorite Sci-Fi Movie?

Would Armageddon be considered a Sci-Fi movie? If so, thats on my list.

District 9 as well.

Independence day is up there as well.

Contact with Jodie Foster was good.

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by okees
Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's The Most Somber Classical Funeral Music?
Replies: 35
Views: 16347

RE: What's The Most Somber Classical Funeral Music?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Babybus" class="quote" target="_blank">Babybus</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>I'm going to put up Mozart's Requiem as a ...

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by okees
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movies You Never Get Tired Of Watching....
Replies: 87
Views: 4737

RE: Movies You Never Get Tired Of Watching....

Great picks guys.. I would add: Armageddon (American components, Russian components, all made in Taiwan!) Dr. Strangelove The Party Hitchikers guide to the galaxy Watchmen Wes Anderson films (especially life aquatic and the darjeeling limited) Bourne trilogy Lord of the Rings Accepted (for some weir...

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by okees
Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best & Worst Technology Gadgets Of 2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3952

RE: Best & Worst Technology Gadgets Of 2010

My only issue with the iPhone 4 is that its sensor is over sensitive and my cheek somehow manages to press a few buttons while i'm on a call, meaning i might mute, end or even start a conference call without my intention to do so. I noticed that this problem was greatly reduced with the software upd...

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by okees
Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saw TRON. Loved It.
Replies: 15
Views: 2531

RE: Saw TRON. Loved It.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vikkyvik" class="quote" target="_blank">vikkyvik</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>And what?</i></font></td></tr></table> And...

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by okees
Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saw TRON. Loved It.
Replies: 15
Views: 2531

RE: Saw TRON. Loved It.

Its a much better looking version of the first one. It's almost like a sequel/retelling of the first one in the sense that the story does take place 28 years later, but it also retouches on the issue of actually being in the grid and what not. It also introduces who Tron and Clu are. So if you havnt...

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by okees
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help Me Update My Music Collection!
Replies: 12
Views: 3628

RE: Help Me Update My Music Collection!

I like the band Phoenix. The XX are good as well.

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by okees
Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Random Movie Quote Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 4424

RE: Random Movie Quote Thread

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sudden" class="quote" target="_blank">sudden</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>"Follow that car!"</i></font></td></tr></tab...

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by okees
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Here Like To Translate Some Arabic?
Replies: 6
Views: 2852

RE: Anyone Here Like To Translate Some Arabic?

First line says: beware of fakes
second line: get the
third: your original copy of the book
fourth: saddam hussein from the american "something"
big red letters: this is what happened
caption at the bottom: make sure that these two seals are on the book

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by okees
Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIM Introduces The PlayBook Tablet.
Replies: 35
Views: 2994

RE: RIM Introduces The PlayBook Tablet.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/EA+CO+AS" class="quote" target="_blank">EA CO AS</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>Why? You can use WiFi on its own.</i></f...

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by okees
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIM Introduces The PlayBook Tablet.
Replies: 35
Views: 2994

RE: RIM Introduces The PlayBook Tablet.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/EA+CO+AS" class="quote" target="_blank">EA CO AS</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Throw in the ability to tether to your e...

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by okees
Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Film: Inception
Replies: 37
Views: 3033

RE: New Film: Inception

None of the scenes were shot with IMAX cameras, although several sequences were shot on 65mm film. The rest of the film was shot on anamorphic 35mm. Nolan knows what he's doing, and I bet the film will look amazing on the big screen. Story wise, I think its either going to be genius, or a total bust...

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by okees
Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World's Most Spectacular Swimming Pools
Replies: 40
Views: 13341

RE: World's Most Spectacular Swimming Pools

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/oa260" class="quote" target="_blank">oa260</a> (<a href="#35" class="quote">Reply 35</a>):<br/><i>Oh thats wonderful Id love to go there oneday....

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by okees
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World's Most Spectacular Swimming Pools
Replies: 40
Views: 13341

RE: World's Most Spectacular Swimming Pools

This is the main pool at the Kempinski Ishtar in the Dead Sea Jordan

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by okees
Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread #5
Replies: 295
Views: 7826

RE: Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread #5

The more rules the game has, the more boring it gets, and the more mistakes will be made. Keep it simple. The sport has been doing just fine for more than 100 years, there is no need to complicate things. All this technology nonsense will not pass.

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by okees
Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread #5
Replies: 295
Views: 7826

RE: Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread #5

The game did not end 1-0 for Germany with which the disallowed goal would have made all the difference. How many times in sports do teams/players bounce back from bad calls? The fact of the matter is that England did not bounce back, England did not play well for more than the last 12-15 minutes of ...

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by okees
Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread #5
Replies: 295
Views: 7826

RE: Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread #5

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LTU932" class="quote" target="_blank">LTU932</a> (<a href="#153" class="quote">Reply 153</a>):<br/><i>Now we wait who will be our next football ...

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by okees
Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread #5
Replies: 295
Views: 7826

RE: Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread #5

England didn't deserve to get to the round of 16 to begin with. Their performance was horrible this entire tournament. I do not think that the disallowed goal would have been a game changer, especially since most of the players on the field didnt even make a fuss about it not counting, indicating th...

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by okees
Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Microbrews
Replies: 69
Views: 4290

RE: Your Favorite Microbrews

For those of you in Montreal, or close to it, there is a beer festival that starts tomorrow and runs till the end of the weekend. There will be a lot of microbrews participating as well as many brews from the rest of the world. It promises to be a great event.

Cheers!

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by okees
Fri May 21, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Champions League Final! What Will It Bring?
Replies: 16
Views: 3018

RE: Champions League Final! What Will It Bring?

What amuses me is that Madrid will watch from the sidelines as Snijder and Robben will battle it out for glory, both having almost single handedly carrying their respective teams to the final. GO BAYERN! SHOVE <acronym title="Kingfisher Airlines (India) AND Irtysh-Avia (Kazakhstan)">IT</acronym> MAD...

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by okees
Fri May 21, 2010 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Microbrews
Replies: 69
Views: 4290

RE: Your Favorite Microbrews

Alright, not really a microbrew at all, but i get carried away when I talk/think about beer. I just got my hands on the Maredsous triple.. holy cow that was phenomenal beer. I've been looking for it for a while, and the liquor stores here in Montreal recently got it. If you guys come across it, pick...

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by okees
Thu May 20, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Microbrews
Replies: 69
Views: 4290

RE: Your Favorite Microbrews

Unibroue would have to be my favourite. Their Don de Dieu triple beer is absolutely amazing. I love Belgian style beers, and what Unibroue brews is proper Belgian style. I'm actually sipping on the triple right now! I'm also a big fan of Dieu du Ciel beers. I like their brewpub. I prefer beers on ta...

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by okees
Sun May 16, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Getting A Surround Sound System
Replies: 32
Views: 3331

RE: Getting A Surround Sound System

I would recommend getting an amplifier that decodes <acronym title="Hokkaido International Airlines (Japan)">HD</acronym> audio. The core to a good audio system is the amp, buy a solid amp, and you can upgrade the rest slowly. I would also recommend that you get an amp with an independent sub port, ...

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by okees
Thu May 06, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Google Search Layout, Thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 2774

RE: New Google Search Layout, Thoughts?

I hate the new layout, it looks like bing! hate it

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by okees
Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official NHL Playoff Thread - Round 1
Replies: 109
Views: 5009

RE: Official NHL Playoff Thread - Round 1

Walked around downtown Montreal yesterday after the win, the celebrations were insane. Riot police was on full alert, the downtown area was in lockdown, it reminded me of last years win against the bruins in the postseason, except this years celebration seemed to be much less violent. Great performa...

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by okees
Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uefa Champions League 2010 Semifinal And Final
Replies: 30
Views: 3239

RE: Uefa Champions League 2010 Semifinal And Final

I would say Robbens goal last night was amongst the best, if not the best goal this Champions League season.

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by okees
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uefa Champions League 2010 Semifinal And Final
Replies: 30
Views: 3239

RE: Uefa Champions League 2010 Semifinal And Final

Not to discredit Messi what so ever, but the Arsenal defense really helped him out. I mean, most of the time they were caught sleeping. But still, Messi is just out of this world. As for the Bayern - United game, I'm so happy that Bayern went through. Luckily Badstuber (#28) will next match because ...

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by okees
Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Easter To Everyone
Replies: 18
Views: 2725

RE: Happy Easter To Everyone

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/seb146" class="quote" target="_blank">seb146</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>I know His birth is very important, but it see...

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by okees
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Legal Drinking Age 19: Restaurant IDs Under 39 1/2
Replies: 81
Views: 6273

RE: Legal Drinking Age 19: Restaurant IDs Under 39 1/2

I don't really see the problem with showing ID. It's much easier than actually arguing with the staff, and potentially getting pissed off and ruining the night/outing.

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