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    TV over Internet?

    We no longer have cable - which I'm mostly happy about. By and large, netflix and hulu has everything we actually wanted to see.

    There are a few things - like football games - that I wish I could...
  2. Thread: pow ski length?

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    Same height here, little lighter. Depends on the...

    Same height here, little lighter. Depends on the skis, obviously - but 191 will let you open it a little more, 181 will be a little more maneuverable. Either will probably do you fine.
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Powerbook-G4-12-1-5Ghz-1...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Powerbook-G4-12-1-5Ghz-1-25GB-Ram-250GB-Laptop_W0QQitemZ160397640113QQcmdZViewItemQQptZApple_Laptops?hash=item255871c1b1#ht_500wt_1102

    Sold my 4 yr old PB for $500 a...
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    My MB began to have issues in the past year. I'm...

    My MB began to have issues in the past year. I'm working on my 8th or 9th applecare claim right now. The bad news is that the last 3 (now 4) have been for the same issue (screen randomly turning...
  5. Thread: Props to...

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    Sticky: Doesn't need to be said, but marshalolson is the...

    Doesn't need to be said, but marshalolson is the man. Even if the deal wasn't sweet (it was), I would feel like I came out ahead.

    Chill, knows his shit and takes care of business. Jongs take...
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    I know, right? I bought a battery from them for...

    I know, right? I bought a battery from them for my powerbook a few years ago. Paid a little extra for a battery that was supposed to work better. It never held a charge for more than an hour and a...
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    7200 rpm will give you a noticeably faster...

    7200 rpm will give you a noticeably faster computer, but it may drain the battery a little faster. I think HDDs and RAM are pretty commodotized these days, though I'm sure others will disagree.
    ...
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    If only they carried these in stores.

    If only they carried these in stores.
  9. Thread: Pro deals??

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    1. Sponsorship /= pro deal. 2. Talking about pro...

    1. Sponsorship /= pro deal.
    2. Talking about pro deal is bad form because most companies with structured pro purchase programs specifically ask you not to talk about it.
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    ^^^+ however many. You're risking long-term...

    ^^^+ however many. You're risking long-term injury by skiing at that height and weight. Take a season off - get in shape - kill it next year with the quiver you already have.

    Use getting back...
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    Simple simple simple, but bright. Love the new...

    Simple simple simple, but bright. Love the new dps colors. Don't really dig the pmgear stuff. I also enjoy artwork, like some of the Armada and 4frnt stuff. Puking blood skulls are a little much....
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    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/321186-nfl-mvp-...

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/321186-nfl-mvp-shocker-favre-wins-manning-and-brees-tied-for-second
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    Hey, I'm not disagreeing w/ your gripes. I think...

    Hey, I'm not disagreeing w/ your gripes. I think you're going about your deal correctly, and agree that WF is a shady outfit. Way to go for sticking it to 'em.

    These threads always devolve into...
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    It protects you from the check getting bounced...

    It protects you from the check getting bounced back to the gas station, incurring additional fees, shit lists, and collections. You'll get nailed w/ an NSF either way.



    2nded.



    So, you...
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    Haven't seen any reviews of the darkside. What...

    Haven't seen any reviews of the darkside. What length are yours?

    bump. A few interesting deals have come in, one may be pending, but nothing's done yet.
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    Skiing through the eyes of a bobblehead. ...

    Skiing through the eyes of a bobblehead.

    Pretty thin and tight. Looked like fun, though. Sweet iron cross.
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    .....and I'm spent.

    .....and I'm spent.
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    Summore.

    Summore.
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    Pics. All coins in this house are...

    Pics.

    All coins in this house are immediately claimed by my kids' piggy banks. So I used the chapstick for scale. It isn't a part of the deal. Neither is the cow.

    Ignore the pine needles. ...
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    Monday morning bump.

    Monday morning bump.
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    WTT Feeler: 190 Lotus 120 f2 w/ sm Dukes

    These are gone. Thanks for playing!

    07-08 DPS Lotus 120s in a 190, flex 2, mounted w/ 08-09 small Dukes.

    120s have been mounted once before for Naxos and big feet. Currently mounted at .5cm...
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    Trying to tone up those arms?

    https://shakeweight.com/ver4/index.asp

    edit: repost. Oh well.
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    Love the all black. Every time I see an FJ (-40...

    Love the all black. Every time I see an FJ (-40 or cruiser) I always think it'd look way better w/o that stupid white roof.
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    I'd buy 'em if I had a pair of bindings hanging...

    I'd buy 'em if I had a pair of bindings hanging around.

    bump.
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    Oh. Right.

    Oh. Right.
  26. Thread: Shaving

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    This X whatever. Spent $40 on a badger hair...

    This X whatever. Spent $40 on a badger hair brush and a heavy metal merkur. Spend $8 for a tube of Proraso (tried other kinds, proraso gives me the best glide) that lasts 4+ months, and 10 personna...
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    Poll: Cuz I'm rad. The conventional wisdom, in...

    Cuz I'm rad.



    The conventional wisdom, in this case, is generally thought to be false - at least these days.



    Dukes: Weight savings is pretty minimal. Price differential ended up being...
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    Poll: 5'9", 150lbs. 297 bsl. 8.5-10, p18s and...

    5'9", 150lbs. 297 bsl.

    8.5-10, p18s and Dukes.



    What are you talking about? You're tiny w/ a big boot.
  29. ^^^edit: You should go read it twice. It's...

    ^^^edit: You should go read it twice. It's what's next. For reals.

    Why plastic? I was thinking along those lines too, but had sort of convinced myself that aluminum might be superior....
    ...
  30. Sort of a tangent - but was thinking about...

    Sort of a tangent - but was thinking about getting an aluminum plate machined (I can probably get it done for pretty cheap - I know a guy) to address the ramp angle issue of the Dukes. It'd really...
  31. What BSL are the 103s mounted for?

    What BSL are the 103s mounted for?
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    Why did we bump this 2 year old thread? (and I...

    Why did we bump this 2 year old thread?

    (and I was pretty pissy 2 years ago - sorry about that Garrett)
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    We have a spirit. I threw it on my saturn SL (no...

    We have a spirit. I threw it on my saturn SL (no longer with us) in a pinch and it looked like the space shuttle. I don't think it looks too bad on my camry, as far as proportions. Doesn't...
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    Which point? Where I was commenting on you being...

    Which point? Where I was commenting on you being deliberately obtuse? Or where I was remarking on how the generic consumer makes sweeping, final, often tragic pronouncements about an institution or...
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    Right. That's pretty accurate. What exactly...

    Right. That's pretty accurate.

    What exactly are you lunging at, Hugh? And for god's sake, why?
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    Thanks for clearing that up. You really helped...

    Thanks for clearing that up. You really helped me there. I was pretty lost until I realized that it was more a "useful data point" and less a "pain point." Are you really this fucking dense?

    It...
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    it must feel so good to "get it." I just...

    it must feel so good to "get it."

    I just thought it was interesting how sack lunch policies seemed to play such a big part in the discussion in light of how narrow a consideration it really is - I...
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    From reading through this thread, it apparently...

    From reading through this thread, it apparently has a lot to do w/ whether or not you can eat a sack lunch in the lodge. :rolleyes:
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    ...or Gimp Central....or Padded Room....or...

    ...or Gimp Central....or Padded Room....or Ski/Snowboard. Thought I'd mix up the audience a little.

    I thought I read something about an increase in knee injury after the "shaped ski revolution" -...
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    What genre of rockets? Rocket Labs are more...

    What genre of rockets? Rocket Labs are more appropriately labeled a 185, the last 10cm of that pintail doesn't do much. Other rockets were pretty soft, weren't they? The spaceframes weren't that...
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    Ski Length and Knee Injuries...

    I was thinking through a new ski purchase with a couple of acquaintances. The skis I'm looking at are longer than a guy my size would traditionally go (for the general populace, I think I'm more or...
  42. Thread: All-Day Lenses?

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    +whatever for sensor mirror. I have sensor...

    +whatever for sensor mirror. I have sensor mirrors and rc36, and never use the rc36. I don't ski in a lot of bright light, but can adjust OK if the sun happens to come out. Much fo my skiing is at...
  43. ^^^ yeah, orange space frames. The first 10cm or...

    ^^^ yeah, orange space frames. The first 10cm or so of the tip are straight sidecut. Sorta funky. Good for going....straight.
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    I'll give you $100 for it.

    I'll give you $100 for it.
  45. I used to have a pair of these. Would make a fun...

    I used to have a pair of these. Would make a fun quiver ski.
  46. Maybe. I think what I want, actually, is...

    Maybe. I think what I want, actually, is something that skis a little bit smoother/longer than my ANTs that still lets me slash and maneuver in tight spots.

    I'm also trying to avoid too much...
  47. I've considered those, but I was shooting for...

    I've considered those, but I was shooting for something in more of a mid-20's radius (which the RC112s aren't either, I know). That might be a mistake....
  48. I've been thinking further about this. I want...

    I've been thinking further about this.

    I want something that:
    -is "smoother" and more stable than the ANTs - I think this would be accomplished through more length or maybe some metal layers. ...
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    Gore came through. I've got a new pair of...

    Gore came through. I've got a new pair of Lofoten bibs on the way. Probably wouldn't have been able to get the Norronas again if we didn't have a US distributor. And I'm pretty sure, though this...
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    The correct answer is to slow down to a crawl or...

    The correct answer is to slow down to a crawl or stop completely approx. 1/4 mile from the merge point and wait for a big enough gap to merge and accelerate into.
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