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by elbandgeek
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When Will Flash Storage/SSDs Become Standard?
Replies: 23
Views: 2846

RE: When Will Flash Storage/SSDs Become Standard?

They'll be standard when they're cheap enough.
They won't be cheap enough as long as Apple has a chokehold on suppliers.

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by elbandgeek
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biggest/Best Competitor To The IPad
Replies: 46
Views: 3168

RE: Biggest/Best Competitor To The IPad

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mt99" class="quote" target="_blank">mt99</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>Windows sucks. My 3 week old Windows 7 laptop fo...

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by elbandgeek
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biggest/Best Competitor To The IPad
Replies: 46
Views: 3168

RE: Biggest/Best Competitor To The IPad

Tablets based on smartphone OSs are gimmicks and the only reason the iPad sells is because Steve Jobs told people to buy it. If I end up wanting something in that form factor in the future I'll wait for Windows 8.

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by elbandgeek
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Favourite Alcoholic Beverage?
Replies: 72
Views: 5532

RE: Any Favourite Alcoholic Beverage?

Beer - Leinenkugel's (just about every kind they make, but I have a special place in my heart for Summer Shandy) - Guinness I pretty much love any sweet wine, especially muscadines from the south. Last time I visited my sister in Florida we stopped by a winery near her place and ended up bringing ba...

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by elbandgeek
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At PIT? - Part 20
Replies: 93
Views: 16985

RE: What's Going On At PIT? - Part 20

Kind of a long shot to bring it up here but if any of you happen to be Penguin fans be on the lookout for the evening <acronym title="American Eagle (USA)">MQ</acronym> flight in from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> that...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Thread - Pt2
Replies: 65
Views: 3445

RE: The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Thread - Pt2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/NIKV69" class="quote" target="_blank">NIKV69</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i>VAN still has the hot goalie</i></font></td>...

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by elbandgeek
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Thread - Pt2
Replies: 65
Views: 3445

RE: The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Thread - Pt2

Nice goal from a guy who shouldn't have been playing to begin with.
  

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by elbandgeek
Tue May 31, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHL News: Atlanta To Move To Winnipeg
Replies: 60
Views: 3448

RE: NHL News: Atlanta To Move To Winnipeg

I feel bad for the fans, even if there weren't that many of them. Losing a team always sucks. A couple things from my persepctive as a hawks fan are that I have got to feel bad for Ladd and Byfuglien. They come off a cup win only to be shipped off to an admittingly second rate team and as soon as th...

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by elbandgeek
Fri May 27, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NBA Finals Another AA Finals
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

RE: NBA Finals Another AA Finals

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KPDX" class="quote" target="_blank">KPDX</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i> On behalf of 95% of NBA fans... Go Mavs!</i></fon...

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by elbandgeek
Mon May 23, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bad Products, Or Marketing Is Everything
Replies: 93
Views: 4095

RE: Bad Products, Or Marketing Is Everything

A lot of this is subjective, but dear god yes about Apple. Everytime I see one of their commercials I want to punch my <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> because of the absolute levels of smug self-importance. I don't even find them asthetically appealing even. They take what wou...

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by elbandgeek
Sat May 21, 2011 4:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Friday Thread: What Time Do You Wake Up?
Replies: 49
Views: 2154

RE: Friday Thread: What Time Do You Wake Up?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/n229nw" class="quote" target="_blank">n229nw</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>I _HATE_ mornings.</i></font></td></tr></tab...

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by elbandgeek
Sat May 21, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Rapture Cometh-Get Ready For The End Of Times!
Replies: 153
Views: 6571

RE: The Rapture Cometh-Get Ready For The End Of Times!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/4holer" class="quote" target="_blank">4holer</a> (<a href="#61" class="quote">Reply 61</a>):<br/><i> Does the Apocalypse recognize Daylight Savi...

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by elbandgeek
Fri May 20, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Logo Ever .......
Replies: 20
Views: 3614

RE: Worst Logo Ever .......

Be honest. Who else clicked on this thread expecting it to be about UA?

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by elbandgeek
Tue May 17, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smoker? We Won't Hire You
Replies: 52
Views: 3274

RE: Smoker? We Won't Hire You

The dangers of smoking have been well documented for 30 years. I don't understand how anyone under the age of 40 could have ever started to begin with. Alcohol is generally accepted to be ok and in some ways beneficial in moderation, but there is no benefit to smoking whatsoever. It's flat out disgu...

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by elbandgeek
Tue May 17, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are Pets Allowed In Cabin Anymore?
Replies: 9
Views: 4784

RE: Are Pets Allowed In Cabin Anymore?

WN allows small animals in the cabin provided they can fit comfortably in a carrier below the seat. My sister is actually flying in from florida tomorrow with her puppy since she's staying an extended period of time she decided it was better to bring her with than board her.

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by elbandgeek
Tue May 10, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Many "Primary" Computers Have You Owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 2080

RE: How Many "Primary" Computers Have You Owned?

As for computers that are actually mine I'm on #2. First I had an <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> dv6000 which I got for high school graduation and proved to be a steaming pile that I had to send in for service repeatedly over the 3 years I had it. It finally bit it last ye...

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by elbandgeek
Mon May 09, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm Getting My Samsung Omnia 7 Phone Today
Replies: 10
Views: 1998

RE: I'm Getting My Samsung Omnia 7 Phone Today

Did yours have the NoDo (copy & paste) update out of the box or did you update it right away? I know some Samsung devices were having firmware issues that were preventing the update from being applied.

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by elbandgeek
Mon May 09, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm Getting My Samsung Omnia 7 Phone Today
Replies: 10
Views: 1998

RE: I'm Getting My Samsung Omnia 7 Phone Today

Good choice. Out of all the WP7 handsets released so far the Omnia7 is probably the nicest (mostly because it's the most like the Zune <acronym title="Hokkaido International Airlines (Japan)">HD</acronym>) unfortunately it doesn't look like it'll be released in the states anytime soon. I've been wai...

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by elbandgeek
Sat May 07, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parents On Social Networking Websites.
Replies: 27
Views: 2621

RE: Parents On Social Networking Websites.

My parents aren't really interested enough to bother but my sister and I still both stated very clearly several years ago that they're welcome to have accounts if they want but not to expect either of us to friend them. So far they haven't had a problem with it. I'm still constantly igoring requests...

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by elbandgeek
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Microsoft Falls Below Apple
Replies: 62
Views: 2933

RE: Microsoft Falls Below Apple

Zune as a media player is hand down better than an iPod. The problem was as soon as it started getting its legs the iPod touch became the predominant model and people started caring more about apps than media functionality. They could have made a real app store for the <acronym title="Hokkaido Inter...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 3833

RE: The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff 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/BMI727" class="quote" target="_blank">BMI727</a> (<a href="#50" class="quote">Reply 50</a>):<br/><i>Chicago really has no business being in this...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should I Buy Portal 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

RE: Should I Buy Portal 2

The specs are listed as either a 3.0GHz single core or a 2.0GHz dual core and a DirectX9 GPU (which your's should be), so you *might* be able to pull it off on low settings. My old machine had similar specs and ran Portal1 and I don't think the game engine has changed *that* much. I think it's still...

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by elbandgeek
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 3833

RE: The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Thread

and we come back to force game 7. I gotta admit, the hawks' cup run last year was amazing but this year has felt even more rewarding being the underdog. I ended up paying 90 bucks for a standing room ticket and I do not regret it at all. It is by far the best game I've ever been to. Now we get take ...

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by elbandgeek
Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sports Teams Local Rivalries
Replies: 62
Views: 2307

RE: Sports Teams Local Rivalries

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c39lwcLw2Y  

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by elbandgeek
Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 3833

RE: The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Thread

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsEFtPOBNJQ
I don't know about any of you, but I'd say it was the best $2500 he'll ever spend.

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by elbandgeek
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 3833

RE: The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Thread

Maybe I'll just leave this here <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=935CFnTt-iA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=935CFnTt-iA</a> Hawks may still be down but we're sure not out. I knew it was a matter of when, not if Luongo was going to crack and it looks like I was right. No matte...

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by elbandgeek
Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: QF's New App Is Raising The Bar
Replies: 6
Views: 3506

RE: QF's New App Is Raising The Bar

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FWAERJ" class="quote" target="_blank">FWAERJ</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>If you asked Verizon's chief technology office...

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by elbandgeek
Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: QF's New App Is Raising The Bar
Replies: 6
Views: 3506

QF's New App Is Raising The Bar

...and it's not for iPhone or Android. This week Microsoft had their annual MIX conference and showed off some new features coming to Windows Phone later in the year. A big portion of it is improvements to the developer tools and one of the apps they used to show them off was a new app for <acronym ...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did You (or Do You) Go To College? Where?
Replies: 84
Views: 3469

RE: Did You (or Do You) Go To College? Where?

I went to Monmouth College which is a private school out near Western Illinois for 3 semesters as a music major, but had some trouble (understatement) and came back home and now I'm going to South Suburban Community College. I changed to a Communications/TV Production major this year and wil be fini...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Do You Live?
Replies: 93
Views: 3937

RE: Where Do You Live?

Born and still live in Oak Forest, IL in suburban Chicago.

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by elbandgeek
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 3833

The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Thread

So now that my beloved Hawks have managed to seize that last spot in the west all the seeds are now set and we can start speculating on who will eventually hoist the cup in June. We get Vancouver first round and dispite their ridiculous record for the season they do have a distinct history of chokin...

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by elbandgeek
Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favourite Airlines?
Replies: 29
Views: 5379

RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Among still-operating airlines, my top is WN followed by FL and DL. However my all time favorite is TZ

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by elbandgeek
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nicest US Airline Terminals
Replies: 58
Views: 8410

RE: Nicest US Airline Terminals

Among the large airports I would put <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>, <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acr...

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by elbandgeek
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Youtube Goes Black And White (1911)
Replies: 4
Views: 1978

RE: Youtube Goes Black And White (1911)

I still think they should have redirected every video to Rebecca Black but they still did a good job with this one.

It definitely makes videos like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5sdOh7Bcvs even more entertaining

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by elbandgeek
Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOGS, Cats Or (Insert Animal/Pet Here)
Replies: 20
Views: 2070

RE: DOGS, Cats Or (Insert Animal/Pet Here)

Definitely a dog person although I do like cats and other animals a lot as well, my parents don't and are stirctly dog people. We have one dog and while we'd love to get another one we just don't have space. I have a feeling when I'm off on my own I'll be one of those peoples who has at least 2 dogs...

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by elbandgeek
Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Fantasy Airline!
Replies: 18
Views: 5561

RE: Your Fantasy Airline!

I would revive <acronym title="American Trans Air (USA)">TZ</acronym> and buy up all the homes within a 2 mile radius of <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> in order to expand it into a megahub that would rival <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare I...

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by elbandgeek
Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Airport Dining Spot?
Replies: 51
Views: 7837

RE: What Is Your Favorite Airport Dining Spot?

Potbelly at MDW is probably my first choice for any airport. Other airports I just tend to stick to the standard McDonalds/Subway/Panda Express/etc. options.

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by elbandgeek
Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whats Your Favourite Airport?
Replies: 37
Views: 5341

RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Being my home airport, I have to go with <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> but a close second would be <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>. I've never arrived there and not immediately fel...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IE 9 Now Available
Replies: 21
Views: 2604

RE: IE 9 Now Available

I was pleasantly surprised by IE9. Microsoft always does their best work when they have competitors to light a fire under their asses. Probably won't switch full time since there's no AdBlock but I like to mix things up so it'll get its fair amount of use I'm sure (my main is chrome, but I also have...

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by elbandgeek
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest Business Jet Airports
Replies: 5
Views: 8355

RE: Busiest Business Jet Airports

PWK has got to be up there

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by elbandgeek
Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy ST. PATRICK'S DAY!
Replies: 26
Views: 2342

RE: Happy ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

Happy St Patty's Day to all of you

and Happy 22nd Birthday to myself  

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by elbandgeek
Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When Does Your Birthday Start To Suck?
Replies: 34
Views: 2975

RE: When Does Your Birthday Start To Suck?

I'm turning 22 next week and have been referring to it as "no more birthdays to look forward to". Now that I've been able to legally drink for a year, nothing matters that much anymore.

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by elbandgeek
Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Canada... DIY "expert" On Ice Hockey Rules
Replies: 30
Views: 2517

RE: Air Canada... DIY "expert" On Ice Hockey Rules

I think <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> is overreacting but it doesn't change the fact that it was an absolute <acronym title="British International Helicopters">BS</acronym> hit and Chara should have gotten suspended. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jimZ1tSdPY0" target="_blank">htt...

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by elbandgeek
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dumb Story Of The Day
Replies: 11
Views: 2253

RE: Dumb Story Of The Day

I'm facebook friends with a few cats and a hamster. I really don't see any problem with it, it's actually pretty fun with some of the wall discussions that happen.

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by elbandgeek
Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple Launch New "revolutionary" Product...
Replies: 23
Views: 2636

RE: Apple Launch New "revolutionary" Product...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ALTF4" class="quote" target="_blank">ALTF4</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>No, the trick is to deceive people but not get...

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by elbandgeek
Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Oscar Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 1951

The Oscar Thread

With the show about to start I figured we could start a discussion on everyone's prediction and reactions. While the odds are against it I am still holding out hope for Toy Story 3 to win Best Picture. It was such an amazingly made film and had the most honest emotional hook I think I've ever experi...

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by elbandgeek
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Late Feburary 2011 Desktop Thread!
Replies: 17
Views: 2794

RE: Late Feburary 2011 Desktop Thread!

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by elbandgeek
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest Aviation Movie Ever?
Replies: 46
Views: 5514

RE: Greatest Aviation Movie Ever?

I will join the Airplane camp, but would also like to submit a more recent work, Up in The Air. Definitely one of my favorite movies of the past few years (and not just because Anna Kendrick is #1 on my celebrity crush list) and watching it always puts me in the mood for flying.

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by elbandgeek
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lady Gaga's New Song "Born This Way"
Replies: 53
Views: 5446

RE: Lady Gaga's New Song "Born This Way"

Much like was the case with Alejandro, I'm not feeling it much now but I think it will grow on me. It's still not her best work though, but performed live is much better than the recording.

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