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Old 10-14-10, 05:23 AM
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So Eric Stoltz was to play Marty McFly, huh? They even had 5 weeks of footage cut together before going with that other guy.
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man.

I've never really been on facebook. I just spent an hour wandering around logged in under my wifes account.

Bad memory overload - now I feel nauseous.
I'm on the verge of closing my FB account.
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Old 10-14-10, 05:34 AM
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For the last few days I've had this stuck on my head
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A friend said he was burned out riding on the road. I suggested he borrow my cross bike and go for a ride around the lake. Apparantly it sounded like a good idea. Instead of borrowing my bike he bought a Colnago Prestige.

On a side note I've got to get my serotonin levels squared away. This sucks.
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Old 10-14-10, 05:51 AM
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To my great surprise eBay sided with me. They said it was becoming obvious that either this guy didn't read the ad and thought he was buying a new frame or he just flat changed his mind. The eBay rep said that had gone to greater lengths than most sellers would have to make the deal work. So instead of the guy getting a partial refund he got nothing and as far as I know the frame is still sitting at FedEx.

EDIT: So the guy left me very negative feedback. Here is my recourse through ebay:

What happens next?

We'll send the buyer an email alert that he or she has a Feedback revision request. The email includes your reason for requesting the revision and the message you wrote. The buyer has 10 days either to agree and revise the Feedback or disagree and state a reason.

If the buyer hasn't responded within 7 days, we'll automatically remind the buyer of the request. If the buyer responds, we'll notify you of the buyer's decision immediately by email. If the 10-day window expires with no response from the buyer, we'll notify you by email that your Feedback revision request has expired. Sellers can only submit one request per transaction.

No matter what the outcome of your request is, please respect the buyer's decision.


So he was wrong. He lost his dispute but he still gets to leave negative feedback.
I think you at least get to respond to his feedback so others will see it. I've seen that on other accounts.

Also, since sellers can't leave negative feedback, I've heard that some sellers have set up a "blacklist" of bad buyers. You could add this guy to the list.
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Old 10-14-10, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
I wonder how many people on here have actually used an abacus...
I got pretty quick at it just for fun. Missed the slide rules by a couple of years ... my older brothers had them though.

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I'm on the verge of closing my FB account.
Why ? I have one, but barely ever look at it. I'll keep it in case it becomes useful at some point. ( I doubt it)
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Old 10-14-10, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by bostongarden View Post
Across from, or near, the quad? Was it ever in a different location? Is/was there more than one? (I lived under the Citgo sign for a couple years.)
Not the one across from Fenway, the one on Huntington Ave. Probably before your time. I went to Northeastern in the early 80's. The Cask was across the street from the library. A basement bar that is now some Italian joint.

Speaking of the Citgo sign, when I was at NU I lived on Park Drive. The bike shop I worked in was called Jimmy Yee's Cycles on Queensbury Street. It was in the same block as Filthy McNasty's, the bar that had a line all night long in front of the Asteroid's video game.

Yes, I'm as old as pcad. Maybe older.

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Old 10-14-10, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by jwible View Post

On a side note I've got to get my serotonin levels squared away. This sucks.
what happened to them?
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Old 10-14-10, 06:52 AM
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Have you gotten a look at maemo/meego? From what I've read/been told by my nerd friends, it sounds like it crushes android. Like you say, it's a tough market for a new OS at this point, but a phone OS that I can write and run shell scripts on? Yes, please!
Looks really cool, but haven't played with it yet. I'm wondering if it will get on the radar. We could end up with the home computing equivalent on phones:
PC --> Android
Mac --> iPhone
Linux --> MeeGo



(I left RIM out because I think Droid will be able to go enterprise, starting with the Droid Pro coming out, and that may accelerate RIM's fall)
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that's expensive.
I love my PBR. Beer snobs. Meh.
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Old 10-14-10, 06:53 AM
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I love my PBR. Beer snobs. Meh.
i liked it fine when it was $5 a pitcher in bluff city.
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Old 10-14-10, 07:04 AM
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I need some good Sid and Nancy ideas for costumes. We're not drug addled enough. But could be very drunk to help with the part. I'm not pale enough either. I need to lose 20+ pounds to get to 140.

I need some quick fixes.
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Old 10-14-10, 07:08 AM
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one single lee press-on nail on a pinky. (it's for doing a quick shot of coke without the hassle of lining it up)

oh and find the most useless but imposing looking set of boots to wear and put them on, along with unbelievably tight and constricting jeans. wear them for ten days straight without laundering. never tuck a shirt in. extra points if the shirts are way too small.

you could also invest in perfume. patchouli and sh1t is a good combo.
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Originally Posted by substructure View Post
I need some good Sid and Nancy ideas for costumes. We're not drug addled enough. But could be very drunk to help with the part. I'm not pale enough either. I need to lose 20+ pounds to get to 140.

I need some quick fixes.
Probably not the swastika t-shirt. I'd be worried that most people won't know who you're dressed as. Most probably won't know once you tell them.

I'm thinking about whipping up a Dexter kill-room costume.

I've also thought about talking the whole family into being zombies, then learning Thriller. There are few things more disturbing than a 7-year-old girl zombie missing half her face. One of those things is the girl dancing to Thriller.
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Old 10-14-10, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
Ballantine Ale. 16 oz. bar bottles.

A bar across the street from the quad, The Cask and Flagon had a lunch special, two hot dogs, chips and a 16 oz. PBR for 99 cents. This made my Materials Science class at 1pm tough to stay awake in.
PBR pounders rule

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damn, that almost makes it worth drinking. almost.
What? PBR is delicious
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Old 10-14-10, 07:14 AM
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PBR pounders rule


What? PBR is delicious
Shill
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Old 10-14-10, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by substructure View Post
I need some good Sid and Nancy ideas for costumes. We're not drug addled enough. But could be very drunk to help with the part. I'm not pale enough either. I need to lose 20+ pounds to get to 140.

I need some quick fixes.
Well you could always score your chest with razor cuts...start poking needle holes in your arms and let them fester a bit. Contracting hepatitis would help too.
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Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
Ballantine Ale. 16 oz. bar bottles.

A bar across the street from the quad, The Cask and Flagon had a lunch special, two hot dogs, chips and a 16 oz. PBR for 99 cents. This made my Materials Science class at 1pm tough to stay awake in.
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Looks really cool, but haven't played with it yet. I'm wondering if it will get on the radar. We could end up with the home computing equivalent on phones:
PC --> Android
Mac --> iPhone
Linux --> MeeGo



(I left RIM out because I think Droid will be able to go enterprise, starting with the Droid Pro coming out, and that may accelerate RIM's fall)
We are slowly moving from RIM to Androids here at my work, with Exchange 2010 being very smart phone friendly it's working out very well so far. And yes that Droid Pro is gonna accelerate the process, most of the execs here don't want a touch screen only phone, the Droid Pro is very attractive.

My X is heads and shoulders above any bberry I've used.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
i liked it fine when it was $5 a pitcher in bluff city.
You paid too much. Do the math.

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Heading up to the Tahoe Rim Trail tomorrow after I finish some 'round the house projects. Snow's melted so the trails will be buffed and tacky, temps are perfect. Top of the world to ya. Some incredible views and the altitude and weathering produces remarkable fauna...giant marble shaped granite boulders, huge scree fields and ancient gnarled pines. It's a utterly hostile environment that seems completely benign until the storms roll in.
I wish I could go up there again. Last month was the first time in around ten years. Valleygirl has a house near the top of Kingsbury grade and it's about 1/2 mile from the TRT. We walked out on the trail to watch the fireworks on Labor Day weekend. Lots of boulders on that section.

I like the Red House Flume trail where you have to cross that little dam.


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Well you could always score your chest with razor cuts...start poking needle holes in your arms and let them fester a bit. Contracting hepatitis would help too.
Don't forget to put a giant safety pin in your nose.
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And that stupid little gold padlock on a chain that every obnoxious punk kid felt obligated to wear back when I was an obnoxious punk kid.
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We are slowly moving from RIM to Androids here at my work, with Exchange 2010 being very smart phone friendly it's working out very well so far. And yes that Droid Pro is gonna accelerate the process, most of the execs here don't want a touch screen only phone, the Droid Pro is very attractive.

My X is heads and shoulders above any bberry I've used.
I think the main issue is droid doesn't have good support from the networks and the manufacturers. Froyo's been out for a while, and I'm still using eclair because samsung hasn't put out the update yet.

Then again, my gps seemed to work fine this morning when I decided to try it out while actually outside. I wish it was as fast as my friends Iphone, but it's much better than I expected.

I love the phone and the OS, but I really don't like samsung's quirks and support (or lack thereof). All in all the package is very good though. The new phone I got (i returned the first one due to a dud pixel) has incredible battery life. I'm guessing 1.5-2 days easy on a single charge. It was at 70% when I started to charge it before bed last night, and I had spent the day using the web, music, etc etc.

I'm very happy on the whole. GPS would be nice, but having a map and having street signs etc, I can find where I am and get directions on gmaps with nary an issue.

One thing I have noticed is that when I'm trying to send someone a phone number via text, I can't go into my contacts, hold down the screen to copy, and then paste it in. I have to go into the edit menu and copy it there. That seems a little silly when on my old phone I could do that and it was a brick...
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for those of you who consider yourself breakaway specialists, do you find yourself using a different saddle (say with more nose padding) or fidgeting with the alignment of the saddle (say be tilting the nose down a bit, moving it forward, and/or moving up the seatpost)?


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And that stupid little gold padlock on a chain that every obnoxious punk kid felt obligated to wear back when I was an obnoxious punk kid.
so should we tell everyone?
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