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Feb 10, 2005, 08:31 PM
 
My roomie and I went out today to get a new bowl, and another friend wanted to send me a song at the same time on iChat.. so I took the Powerbook with me and fired up the cell phone with the USB data cable. Decent speeds (more than twice that of dialup) and damn sexy lookin in the new Audi.

Oh yeah, and the bowl works great too. : )









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Feb 10, 2005, 08:34 PM
 
whats the rate for something like that.
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Feb 10, 2005, 08:36 PM
 
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Feb 10, 2005, 08:39 PM
 
Originally posted by Mafia:
whats the rate for something like that.
gosh, i'd hate to find that out... it falls under my 'Unlimited' plan.

regarding cellular plans: they don' make 'em like they used to.

I get 2000 anytime minutes, unlimited nights/weekends/PCS to PCS calls

and unlimited Vision service, which would be connecting via the phone and it's built in screen. my connecting via USB is perceived by my plan as just that.
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Feb 10, 2005, 08:43 PM
 
Not enough geek. You need to be using bluetooth.
     
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Feb 10, 2005, 08:45 PM
 
The Maybach is hawt.
     
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Feb 10, 2005, 08:54 PM
 
Originally posted by IceEnclosure:
gosh, i'd hate to find that out... it falls under my 'Unlimited' plan.

regarding cellular plans: they don' make 'em like they used to.

I get 2000 anytime minutes, unlimited nights/weekends/PCS to PCS calls

and unlimited Vision service, which would be connecting via the phone and it's built in screen. my connecting via USB is perceived by my plan as just that.
i see at cingular for unlimited data connect (not counting voice calls plan) its 79.99 and its 29.99 for 10 mb a month. but thats not counting voice calls.
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Feb 10, 2005, 09:26 PM
 
Originally posted by Cubeoid:
The Maybach is hawt.
Not the Bentley Continental GT? It's 2005, baby.

Love this kind of thread.
     
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Feb 10, 2005, 10:49 PM
 
Awesome filter on your camera. Cool pics.
     
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Feb 10, 2005, 10:55 PM
 
Originally posted by Cubeoid:
The Maybach is hawt.
Wrong.

It has tech but lacks charm.

If you can't think of it in terms of cars, think Sony Vaio vs PowerBook

PS Had forgotten how cool those PowerBooks are!
     
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Feb 10, 2005, 11:17 PM
 
Originally posted by Agasthya:
Awesome filter on your camera. Cool pics.
eh, no filter from the cam. photoshop, it is. thanks, too.


and agreed.. the Maybach is not too charming. It looks like ehhh driving down the road. but we all know what's inside.
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Feb 10, 2005, 11:24 PM
 
IE:

I remember discussing the whole "Vision" thing back with our LG 5350's...good times, good times!

     
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Feb 10, 2005, 11:49 PM
 
Originally posted by ManOfSteal:
IE:

I remember discussing the whole "Vision" thing back with our LG 5350's...good times, good times!

ha, yeah!

the Sanyo 8100 I currently have is lookin beat to hell.. time for a new one.

[ /end cellphone convo ]
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Feb 11, 2005, 01:07 AM
 
how do you do that photoshop trick?

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Feb 11, 2005, 01:30 AM
 
Originally posted by phantomdragonz:
how do you do that photoshop trick?

Zach
trick: go to select:color range.., select the reds in the color, holding down the shift key while clicking to select more than one red flavor. apply this. now select inverse so the rest of the image is selected, and only the red is deselected. go to Image:Adjust:hue/saturation.. adjust saturation down as necessary. /end trick

enjoy.
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Feb 11, 2005, 02:37 AM
 
Originally posted by IceEnclosure:
trick: go to select:color range.., select the reds in the color, holding down the shift key while clicking to select more than one red flavor. apply this. now select inverse so the rest of the image is selected, and only the red is deselected. go to Image:Adjust:hue/saturation.. adjust saturation down as necessary. /end trick

enjoy.
Cool Ice, thanks for the tip.
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Feb 11, 2005, 04:22 AM
 
for an added effect, do Ice's trick, then duplicate your image layer and set the new layer option to 'overlay'. desaturate that layer for a slightly different result. this works best on shots of people, btw.

fun eh.

{edit} Ice's effect does look really good with the red. nicely done.
     
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Feb 11, 2005, 04:24 AM
 
Why is it not possible for Apple to design a laptop as sexy as the Pismo again?


Sounds like a good afternoon, though. Some fast food would have been a bonus, but you cats don't have Fast Eddie's down in the States.
     
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Feb 11, 2005, 04:40 AM
 
thanks doods/'hoods for the props. word up.

oh, and we did get fast food on the journey home.. burger king.

I ate like a champ after we used the new bowl.
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Feb 11, 2005, 04:42 AM
 
Originally posted by IceEnclosure:
thanks doods/'hoods for the props. word up.

oh, and we did get fast food on the journey home.. burger king.

I ate like a champ after we used the new bowl.
     
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Feb 11, 2005, 07:48 AM
 
Ugh, an automatic transmission.

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Feb 11, 2005, 08:32 AM
 
Originally posted by Cubeoid:
The Maybach is hawt.
The A4 is hawt.

Well just realized it has a slushbox.... WTF, man??! As well buying a Camry.
     
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Feb 11, 2005, 09:40 AM
 
Is that the 2005 A4? Great great car. I was looking hard at getting one of those.
     
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Feb 11, 2005, 09:55 AM
 
Me a still tink di Maybach fi gold!
     
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Feb 11, 2005, 10:48 AM
 
Originally posted by villalobos:
The A4 is hawt.

Well just realized it has a slushbox.... WTF, man??! As well buying a Camry.

yea, oh well.. it's fun. wanna bet $50,000 US that it's more fun than a Camry? I'll win.

up/downshift from the steering wheel or put it in full auto. ORR set it to some crazy sport mode where the revs just stay pegged at redline while you drive on to 50MPH, 60MPH, 70MPH, 80MPH... no dropping off from redline.. I thought the motor was gonna go, but no. designed to do it, hilarious.

It's a freakin' 2005 Audi A4 1.8T... with the sport suspension and 18 inch wheels and freakin' Audi cupholders and shiit. hardly a Camry.


I'm sure my friend would have gotten a 6 speed, but eh.. he probably also wanted an S4 but didn't have $50,000+ US.

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Feb 11, 2005, 12:38 PM
 
thanks for those Photoshop tricks.
     
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Feb 11, 2005, 12:45 PM
 
Nice pictures thank you for sharing.

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Feb 11, 2005, 01:48 PM
 
Originally posted by IceEnclosure:
yea, oh well.. it's fun. wanna bet $50,000 US that it's more fun than a Camry? I'll win.

up/downshift from the steering wheel or put it in full auto. ORR set it to some crazy sport mode where the revs just stay pegged at redline while you drive on to 50MPH, 60MPH, 70MPH, 80MPH... no dropping off from redline.. I thought the motor was gonna go, but no. designed to do it, hilarious.

It's a freakin' 2005 Audi A4 1.8T... with the sport suspension and 18 inch wheels and freakin' Audi cupholders and shiit. hardly a Camry.


I'm sure my friend would have gotten a 6 speed, but eh.. he probably also wanted an S4 but didn't have $50,000+ US.

Yeah I know the A4 is a fun car, but it kills me people buy it with a slushbox. That's it. Wish I had one.

Edit : I guess it's a CVT then right, not an automatic? Better. But no manual.
     
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Feb 11, 2005, 02:26 PM
 
Originally posted by IceEnclosure:
yea, oh well.. it's fun. wanna bet $50,000 US that it's more fun than a Camry? I'll win.

up/downshift from the steering wheel or put it in full auto. ORR set it to some crazy sport mode where the revs just stay pegged at redline while you drive on to 50MPH, 60MPH, 70MPH, 80MPH... no dropping off from redline.. I thought the motor was gonna go, but no. designed to do it, hilarious.

It's a freakin' 2005 Audi A4 1.8T... with the sport suspension and 18 inch wheels and freakin' Audi cupholders and shiit. hardly a Camry.


I'm sure my friend would have gotten a 6 speed, but eh.. he probably also wanted an S4 but didn't have $50,000+ US.

I admire people who can endure the Audi sport suspensions. And the normal Audi suspension as well.

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Feb 11, 2005, 03:36 PM
 
Originally posted by IceEnclosure:
...it falls under my 'Unlimited' plan...unlimited Vision service, which would be connecting via the phone and it's built in screen. my connecting via USB is perceived by my plan as just that.


OH no, they very definitely know the difference...it's monitored fairly closely anymore but if you're just using it occasionally you should be fine. They've cancelled quite a few peoples contracts for doing that since it's specifically prohibited in the terms of service and mailed out a lotta warning letters. As with anything else a few people ruined it for everybody else, there were dumbasses actually running Limewire over their Vision handsets...literally Gigs transferred in the course of a month.

I get a call every few months telling me to stop but my customer profitability index is high enough that i'm always able to talk them out of cancelling me.


Mafia, if by rate you meant what speed I consistently get about 140k...not broadband, but faster than dialup. And there's something satisfying about driving down the open highway, getting email and IMing people just like you're back at the office...
     
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Feb 11, 2005, 09:11 PM
 
Originally posted by CMYKid:
[B]OH no, they very definitely know the difference...it's monitored fairly closely anymore but if you're just using it occasionally you should be fine. They've cancelled quite a few peoples contracts for doing that since it's specifically prohibited in the terms of service and mailed out a lotta warning letters. As with anything else a few people ruined it for everybody else, there were dumbasses actually running Limewire over their Vision handsets...literally Gigs transferred in the course of a month.

I get a call every few months telling me to stop but my customer profitability index is high enough that i'm always able to talk them out of cancelling me.

yea, you're right, I was just trying to be simple I guess. I know about the letters and the various people getting cancelled (from the various sprint forums, howard etc.) and there was about 5 months where the phone was my ONLY means of getting online from home, and I did it daily for hours at a time, and even downloaded some music and such through it. whoops, I mean nope, never done it.

Also, I refered earlier to 'not making phone contracts like they used to'. I got my Vision service as soon as it came out, with a full-tilt unlimited plan. Perhaps they like me.

Never a charge, never a notice. and you're right, Firewire webcam chats on the highway, if you're geeky enough.. are cool as fsck.
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Feb 11, 2005, 09:16 PM
 
Originally posted by villalobos:
Yeah I know the A4 is a fun car, but it kills me people buy it with a slushbox. That's it. Wish I had one.

Edit : I guess it's a CVT then right, not an automatic? Better. But no manual.
agreed. Hell, I wish I had a car that didn't leak rain water on the seats.

He used to drive a 400+ RWHP Mustang, 5spd. He then got a Supercharged Harley truck, which had an automatic, and he's had an auto in his more recent Honda Accord too.

The CVT is a step in the right direction for him.
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Feb 11, 2005, 10:10 PM
 
Whoa, that's one scary Beluga-Human hybrid

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Feb 11, 2005, 10:29 PM
 
nice S4
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Originally posted by Spliff:
Whoa, that's one scary Beluga-Human hybrid
your mama's **** smells like a beluga, bitch.
     
   
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