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  1. Shawn

    The Router and Networking Thread

    Lately I've been putting everything tech-related in Random Thoughts... (Tech Edition), figured I'd make a thread for this topic since it's a pretty popular thing to discuss. I posted in that thread about my search for a new router and then my subsequent purchase of an Asus RT-N16. When I got...
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    Canadian Federal Election 41

    Holy crap, is anyone following this? I neglected to make a thread initially because I thought to myself great, same exact campaign and same exact results as we've been getting over and over since Chretien went on his merry way. But it's been such a rollercoaster, and the ups and downs seem to...
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    New PC Build: mATX?

    My current desktop, which is an E8400 based machine, has been giving me trouble for a few months now. It was never problem free anyway, so I'm giving you guys a second chance hoping you do good by me. :P I struggled for a while about the form factor. Part of me felt or feels that big old...
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    Auto Shipping/Transport

    Can anyone share some experiences regarding auto transport companies? Just generic positive or negative stories on any experiences you might have had. I'm in SoCal and looking at possibly going back home, but I'm not keen on doing the scenic route again and the quicker route, I5, seems like it...
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    Down the Pacific Coast I Go...

    So those of you who read any of the Random Thoughts... threads with any regularity have probably read something related to this. I wanted to go to Southern California for a few weeks and the idea occurred to me that I should take a chance for once in my life and do something I wouldn't normally...
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    MkVI Volkswagen GTI

    I figured I'd been an embarrassment to FinalGear for long enough with the Lexus, so I went ahead and got something that I could be proud of on here. :mrgreen: Of course I'm only kidding, popular opinion aside I liked my IS250. It was a good car and Lexus provide better customer service than any...
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    Is There a Metaphysical Force?

    I'm a cynic, always have been and probably always will be. So I would be the first to want to believe this world is all random, that we are nothing but extraordinarily evolved members of kingdom animalia. Now, I'm still a firm believer that humans are just animals that have evolved more than...
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    Scanning/Digitizing Old Photos

    So there are some home movies from my childhood that have been needing some attention for years. I need to convert the VHS tapes to NTSC, get them into the computer and then do some editing before I same them to something less volatile than tape. This is way more work than I'm interested in...
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    Google Analytics Opt-Out Addon

    For those of you who might be a bit paranoid about your online privacy you can now download an official addon from Google to opt-out of Google Analytics and keep some info private. I'm not sure how GA is viewed from the point of view of a site admin, but this is something I definitely welcome...
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    Windows Mobile Thread

    Hey, I figured I'd start a thread for the few WinMo users on here... I know a few threads gravitated towards the topic, but they were all about phones and hardware. This is a place for the software side of things... Windows Mobile and software for it. About a month ago I budged and grabbed a...
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    Where Does Your Car Live?

    I don't believe we've had one of these threads here before... there's threads to post your desk, room and whatever else, so why not this? Basically, post a picture of where your car lives when you are not riding it. Parking lot, garage, driveway, side of the street, inside your kitchen...
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    "Blame Canada"

    The US government is being very insistent that some of the 9/11 hijackers entered the US through its borders with Canada. The Homeland Secretary said this earlier, and ended up retracting her statement in a half-assed manner later on when Canadian officials complained and said there was no truth...
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    White Balance Problems

    Hope this is the right section, since there's no photography help forum. So I have a Nikon D40x, and I usually leave most settings on auto because I'm still a noob. This used to always give me decent results, but lately it seems that leaving white balance on auto gives terrible results. Now...
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    Help with Cooling Case

    Hello world, So, I've had a HTPC form computer case for a year now. It's not a conventional tower, but there is ample room inside for airflow. It shipped with two really nice 80mm maglev fans. These are my average tempratures under normal use (intertubes, music): For the last few months it...
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    Time Limit for Editing Posts

    Just wondering if the reduction in time was on purpose? Before, you could edit a post a few minutes after initially posting it and it wouldn't put the last edit tag at the bottom. But now it seems to appear even if you do a little edit right away. No biggie, but it's neater without it if you're...
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    Gay Marriage / California Prop 8 (Olbermann Video)

    I've been thinking about this since November 4th, but didn't really feel like making a thread about the propositions that made same-sex marriage illegal. I think we've had threads on gay marriage before, and I know if this grows past a page or two it's going to turn into a right flame war. But...
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    Do you enjoy solitude?

    Been years since I've created a thread like this asking a broad, somewhat philosophical question, but I've been thinking about this the last few days. No, I am not asking if you have friends, or if you are a loner. I'm asking to see which of you guys actually prefers to spend some or a lot of...
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    Google Android (First phone, HTC Dream, launching October!)

    So I figure we should have a thread for Android, especially as more devices become available with this OS, and hopefully kill off the iPhone. The first device to have Android is the HTC Dream which should be coming out in the next few weeks on T-Mobile USA. No full specs yet, but the hardware...
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    2008 Canadian General Election (October 14)

    This morning the Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, asked the Governor General to dissolve parliament and call a general election on October 14, 2008 after the shortest campaign allowed by law - 40 days. Yeah, take that America with your 3 year process of primaries and caucuses. For those that...
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    Tripod or VR Lens?

    Hey guys, I've owned my DSLR since late 2007 and I think I'm now ready and sure enough of photography as a hobby that I want to add to my equipment. I was thinking about buying a decent tripod (~$200) but yesterday when I was out shooting at night, I realized that a VR lens will probably...
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