Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 19th 2009

 

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Miss POI

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Jet lagged and No. 1

Wow....guess being jet lagged and not able to sleep gets you the No. 1 spot. Woo hoo.

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I'm Number 2... I'm Number 2....

I guess there is a benefit to working nights.. EEK!!!... here comes the boss

Anyone know how to get an animated gif to work in excel 2007?

#3

#3

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Gas Prices

What do folks think the gas prices will be up to by the summer? I think $2.5

pays to be an early riser

But why am I up? It's a holiday at work...

Nature's alarm clock has no snooze button.

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Re: Gas

I get Gas from to much bacon with me eggs

I know why i am up

My kids woke up at 5:30 and are now eating cereal in bed making crumbs

This Is Early

This is early. Watch out for the ice and snow.

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Car pool

Have to work today / waiting for my ride

This is early....

... enough for me to say, eh? wink

It's Monday. Back to work. sad

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Summer gas prices

switzma wrote:

What do folks think the gas prices will be up to by the summer? I think $2.5

At least.

If the Wall Street gets any good news about the economy, I wouldn't be surprised to see $3.00-$3.50.

If a strong hurricane or two forms on top of the "good economic indicators," or if there's a lot of supply worries in the producing countries, I'd budget for $4, and hope that it won't happen.

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Monday

yippee

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Early Bird

Such an early bird for a federal holiday. Off to work I go.

Daniel

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Go Cardinals.Hope they win

Go Cardinals.Hope they win the Super Bowl.

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Local Paper

spider_elliott wrote:
switzma wrote:

What do folks think the gas prices will be up to by the summer? I think $2.5

At least.

If the Wall Street gets any good news about the economy, I wouldn't be surprised to see $3.00-$3.50.

If a strong hurricane or two forms on top of the "good economic indicators," or if there's a lot of supply worries in the producing countries, I'd budget for $4, and hope that it won't happen.

Here in Cleveland, the local paper is stating gas will pass teh previous $4.25 record and hit $5 this summer. Yikes shock

wow

wow, Miss Poi was up late last night! Or should I say this morning!

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Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 19th 2009

tomkovacic wrote:

wow, Miss Poi was up late last night! Or should I say this morning!

Boy I agree she was up early Oh well another happy week, If this is posted twice I had a hicup on the computor when i hit the post comment buttton. laugh out loud

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Snowed again last light.

Snowed again last light. Can't wait for spring !

snowed

I usaully don't mind winter but this year it seems it snows every other day. I'm really tired of it, and the wind omg.

Going Stir Crazy!

Need to get back out on the road.

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Happy Monday

Have a good week.

smileys for you

smile Hope everyone has a great week. smile

Garmin Nuvi, 750

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Time for the night owls to be first for a change:)

We have game night every once in a while with friends and last night ran really late.

I came in 3rd in the game of life, not so good when only 4 people are playing.

I got to sleep in this morning.

Miss POI

Thanks :-P

fjr15288 wrote:

Here in Cleveland, the local paper is stating gas will pass teh previous $4.25 record and hit $5 this summer. Yikes shock

Well that really brightens my Monday....

Every day is a day off!

With all the comments about today being a holiday I just realized being retired, I have six Saturdays and a Sunday to contend with each week.

I guess there must be some holidays mixed in there somewhere also.

Isn't that nice?

Have a

great week everyone,and be safe. grin

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Where Are The Blu-Ray Bargains?

I already have a GPS of course, but the kids wanted to get me a Blu-Ray player for Xmas.

I wanted a player that meets the latest 2.0 BD-Live specifications. I decided on the Panasonic DMP-BS35K (preferred) which had the best reviews or the Sony BDP-S350.

They had some good Black Friday sales, mostly on older 1.0 and 1.1 spec units. I thought there would be after Xmas sales just as good.

The kids are in Canada and my wife was there and Future Shop had a fairly decent Boxing Day sale. However the kids did not have enough money and they wouldn't take my credit card over the phone.

Prices here in the US have remained very high since Xmas. The Panasonic which is supposed to have a street price of less than $250 has fluctuated between $350-$450 on Amazon.com. Today it is back close to $450. The Sony which is also supposed to have a street price under $250 has been about $270 on Amazon. Ebay prices aren't much better.

Since prices have been so high, I ended up buying a Playstation 3 on Ebay and saved $50. The PS3 also has the advantage of having Wi-Fi built in, something that none of the standalone players have yet, and I have no wired Internet connection downstairs where the set is. I also bought the Sony Blu-ray remote on Amazon for $20.

I am happy with my decision. Now I can play games on it too which I am starting to enjoy more and more, except they nickel and dime you to death with add-ons etc.

The retailers all claim sales are down and they are hurting so much. From what I've read Blu-ray player sales aren't exactly booming. Why are the Sony and Panasonic sites still out of stock of these players on their respective web sites? Retailers claim holiday sales were dismal, but yet the after Christmas sales weren't that good.

It's a mystery to me.

Water froze in our pipes

Water froze in our pipes over the weekend, but fortunately the pipes did not burst. Took us two days to figure out where the frozen portion was. Our 1913-era house has pipes that has the water main in the laundry room, then the cold water pipes go out east over a gangway (think: little corridor, but outside), only to swing back west to feed the kitchen (and the rest of the house). Don't rightly know why the (seemingly unnecessary) swing-out over the gangway -- except for greater risk of frozen pipes sad

Fortunately, the weather is warming up here in Chicago. I can't believe that I'm considering mid-teens to low 20s as "warm", but I guess after a couple of days of sub-zero temps (with wind chill in the -20F to -30F range), I'll take the 20s.

It's nice to have running water again and not in the broken pipes, sense.

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Burst Pipes

I had the hot and the cold water pipes leading to my laundry room burst over the weekend. It was real fun cleaning up the mess and standing in freezing water while doing it.

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Missed it again, forgot

Missed it again, forgot this was monday, its h*** being retired

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re: Pipes

Regarding the people having trouble with pipes....our local water main burst not too far down the street. We were without water for over 24 hours.

I am so happy that as of yesterday afternoon we could finally wash up, flush the toilets, etc. I think it is almost worse being without indoor plumbing than being without electricity.

Of course it was below 0 when the main burst, spreading water like a lake all over the neighborhood. You can imagine what the streets are like!

It doesn't have to be cold

For water mains to burst, two have burst within a block of my home in the last 6 months and the coldest it gets here is the low 50's... The last one to burst was last week, temp in the mid 80's.... I attribute it to Mercury being in retrograde.... rolleyes

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Golf GPS...

Anyone on here use golf gps' and have any opinion of them? I am looking at getting the Golf Buddy Tour GPS. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Lou

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Miss POI's game night

miss poi wrote:

I came in 3rd in the game of life, not so good when only 4 people are playing.

As far as this community is concerned, you are always first in our lives. wink

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Go Blackhawks!

Go Blackhawks!

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Go Blackhawks

Windy and raining in Tampa.

At least it is warm now.

Grush, learn me, will ya?

grush wrote:

I already have a GPS of course, but the kids wanted to get me a Blu-Ray player for Xmas.

I wanted a player that meets the latest 2.0 BD-Live specifications. I decided on the Panasonic DMP-BS35K (preferred) which had the best reviews or the Sony BDP-S350.

They had some good Black Friday sales, mostly on older 1.0 and 1.1 spec units. I thought there would be after Xmas sales just as good.

It's a mystery to me.

I've never even looked at Blu-Ray players until early December. What does 2.0 BD-Live specification mean and what does it do over the older 1.0 and 1.1 units?

Rayzers

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Good Luck to our new President

Today we get a new President, the 44th, hopefully he will be able to solve our many problems, but it is going to take the help of all of us... God Bless America....

Good luck President Obamba grin

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Only in the 50's today in

Only in the 50's today in Florida.Next week back to 70's.

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Good-Bye, George ...

... see ya in the funny papers !!!

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it's the dog's fault

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ugh this sickness! So who

ugh this sickness! So who has off and who is working?

hello

hello

Blu-Ray Specifications

Rayzers wrote:

I've never even looked at Blu-Ray players until early December. What does 2.0 BD-Live specification mean and what does it do over the older 1.0 and 1.1 units?

Rayzers

Hey Rayzers, happy to answer your question.

Profile 1.0 was actually an interim specification while they were trying to put final specifications together. It doesn't really specify any mandates except for 64kb built in memory.

Profile 1.1 is called Bonus View. It allows a picture-in-picture capability used for filmmakers, directors, etc. to give commentary in another window while the film is playing.

Profile 2.0 is called BD-Live, is the newest to date and allows downloads of extra content, trailers, etc. from a high speed Internet connection..

For anyone buying a player today, I would recommend the newest spec to "future proof" their unit for at least awhile.

Some 1.1 profile units are upgradeable to BD-Live through firmware. Playstation 3 units have been constantly upgradeable to the newest specs.

Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray#Player_profiles for a list of the specs.

Also check out: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9808376-1.html

Personal letter from an old leader to a new one

aophiuchus wrote:

Today we get a new President, the 44th, hopefully he will be able to solve our many problems, but it is going to take the help of all of us... God Bless America....

Good luck President Obamba grin

In the oval office our out going 43rd President George W. Bush left a hand written note in the desk drawer for the new 44th President Barack H Obama. It Simply read " Don't smoke the Cigars"

May God Bless Our new President, Barack Obama. And may God Bless America.

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81 degrees

here in the SW desert yesterday. Rain expected tomorrow!

Stay healthy!

Norm

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Another Cold Day

Just another Cold Day in Paradise..wink

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Here in the SW (Phoenix, the

Here in the SW (Phoenix, the speed camera capital of the US) it is 75 and the gray clouds are moving in. It will be raining by the time I go home from work. Gotta love it!

Hello!

New here and wanted to say hello from The Space Coast of Florida. Hubby Wife Pup (TravelDawg) and Three Kitties

its been in the 80s for the

its been in the 80s for the past 2 weeks in so cal. my snow is melting away.

Heat wave coming

It's been danged cold for the past couple of weeks. We may get a heat wave in Cleveland tomorrow and Friday. Expected highs in the low 30's. Get the suntan lotion, tee-shirts and shorts ready! The it's back into the teens for the weekend, with snow.

When does Spring start? May, June or maybe July?

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