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Mar 18, 2011, 01:37 PM
 
Wow man. That's very cool. I'd love to do a trip across Australia like that, just taking a month or so. Love the name Oliver for your Camry
     
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Mar 18, 2011, 07:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
as I make my way back to Oklahoma.
Bit of a come down no?

I survived 11 months in Ponca City.
     
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Mar 18, 2011, 08:52 PM
 
Ponca City? Ouch. Why?

But yeah, I'm from Tulsa at least. Though after two years hopping continents, I can't foresee anything that will have me opting to remain in the state. Pretty sure I'll only be around long enough to make plans for somewhere else.
I like chicken
I like liver
Meow Mix, Meow Mix
Please de-liv-er
     
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Mar 18, 2011, 09:25 PM
 
I lived in Altus once
     
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Mar 21, 2011, 02:20 PM
 
I'm surprised I haven't attempted one of these yet.

MacNN Handle(s): SpaceMonkey
Age: 28
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 135 lbs
Ethnicity: White.
Sexuality: Straight
Relationship Status: Single
Kids: None
Religion: Raised in a Catholic family, currently agnostic.
Hobbies: Going to concerts, playing softball, running, hiking, writing.
Profession: Organizational planning/management for a non-governmental organization working in the defense/foreign policy wonky space in DC.
Fav Music: The Tragically Hip, The New Pornographers, Neko Case, Dream Theater, lots of classic rock and 1990s nostalgia.
Fav TV shows: Currently: 30 Rock. All-time: Arrested Development, Seinfeld, X-Files, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Newsradio, The Kids in the Hall, Cowboy Bebop, Star Trek: TNG, Battlestar Galactica (new version), Mystery Science Theater 3000, Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist
Fav Movies: Stalag 17, Dark City, The Blues Brothers (original version), Zoolander, Wall-E, The Prestige, Young Frankenstein, Empire of the Sun
Fav Drink/Beer: Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. I am also much too dependent on coffee.
Fav Food: A well-made sandwich is a glorious thing.
Fav Book: The Metaphysical Club (in the highfalutin category), The Bourne Identity (in the airport thriller category).
Rockstar or Billionaire: Billionaire
Believe in Aliens: I believe they are possible. I don't believe we have interacted with them.
Believe in Ghosts: No.
Car: None. Public transportation, b*tiches! If and when I get a car it will be something incredibly boring like a Honda Civic.
Macs: The first Mac I used at home growing up was a Quadra 660. The first Mac I bought for myself was a 333 MHz G3 iMac (Lime). My current Mac is a 15" Powerbook i7.
Yearly income: None of your beeswax.
Dog person or cat person? Dog person. Sadly, I'm not in a position to have one right now (work/travel/apartment building policies).
Apples or oranges? Oranges.
Aspiration: To be pleasantly surprised.
Role model: My aunt.
Deep dark secret: I am not actually a monkey from space.
Interesting fact: If I was stranded on a desert island, and I could only have one person, one book, and one record with me, I'd probably die of exposure.
Geek? Hm, not really. I dork out pretty hard though.
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"One ticket to Washington, please. I have a date with destiny."
     
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Jun 4, 2011, 09:54 AM
 
First Name: Dan
Nickname: None
MacNN Handle(s): Just this one.
Age: 30
Height 6'1"
Weight: Haven't checked in a while, 220 or so.
Ethnicity: White
Sexuality: Straight
Relationship Status: Single
Kids: No
Religion: No
Profession: IT Consultant
Greatest Achievements: I've never done anything that qualifies as great.
Fav music: Rock/Metal.
Fav music group or person: Nine Inch Nails, Iron Maiden
Fav TV show: I don't really have a favourite right now, but I watch way too many. 30 Rock, BBT, HIMYM, House, Chuck, Being Human, Doctor Who, The Event, The Mentalist, Fringe, Nikita Eureka, Warehouse 13, True Blood, South Park. This week I've mostly been watching NCIS.
Past TV Shows: Battlestar (both versions), Caprica, Boston Legal, Firefly, Dollhouse, All sorts of good & bad SF & Fantasy
Fav Movie: Aliens, Star Wars, LOTR, many many more.
Fav food: Big fan of cheese. Cheddar, Stilton, Gouda, Gruyere. I also like pancakes
Fav drink: Chocolate Milk
Fav Alcoholic Beverage: Single Malt Scotch (Dalmore and Lagavulin)
Fav book: Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, LOTR
Superman or Batman?: I like both. Probably Batman if I have to choose
Rock star or Billionaire: Billionaire
Believe in aliens: Yes. But we haven't found/met/talked to them yet
Believe in ghosts: No
Car: 2001 Peugeot 306
Mac: MacBook Pro 15" 2008 Unibody 2.4GHz.
Original Mac: Performa 6200 (Still got it!)
Deep dark secret: I'm too boring to have one of these
Secret aspiration: To have a deep dark secret
Are you a Geek: I probably fit the stereotype very well in a lot of ways. Not so well in one or two others.
Dog or Cat Person: Cat
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Dec 2, 2011, 10:49 PM
 
Updated, with additional questions!

First Name: Benjamin
Nickname: Ben
MacNN Handle:
And I Tiresias have foresuffered all
Enacted on this same divan or bed;
I who have sat by Thebes below the wall
And walked among the lowest of the dead.
Age: 31
Height 188 cm. Suck it imperial system
Weight: Between 75 and 80 kg, depending on potato chip intake.
Ethnicity: White
Sexuality: Straight
Relationship Status: Married
Kids: Daughter
Religion: Secular humanist with Spinozistic pretentions.
Profession: You can't call what I do a profession.
Greatest Achievements: Memorizing the Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Fav music: Bach, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, ambient, jazz of the 20s. When drunk, hip hop.
Fav music group or person: How is this different from the above question?
Fav TV show: TV is for aliterates.
Best move you've seen recently : 50/50
Fav food: It is, and always will be, curry.
Fav drink: Coffee—black.
Fav Alcoholic Beverage: Guiness, whiskey, vodka and tonic, gin and tonic, Korean plum wine, Heineken.
Fav book: Ulysses.
Superman or Batman? What is this, kindergarten?
Rock star or Billionaire: Billionaire rock star,
Believe in aliens: It's not a question of believing, but of accepting the evidence. Presently, there is none.
Believe in ghosts: Vide supra.
Car: Bicycle
Mac: iMac, MacBook Pro
Original Mac: Ha ha ha. That old beast? A shopworn iBook—the first model, whatever that was.
Deep dark secret: Please, don't bring this up again. Ever.
Secret aspiration: To be a cult leader or international drug baron.
Dog or Cat Person: You own a dog. You feed a cat.
Political views Carlyle said that democracy was chaos with ballot boxes. Churchill agreed, adding, "It is the worst form of government ever devised, except for all the rest.
Country of birth New Zealand.
Current location South Korea.
Elvis or The Beatles Elvis, of course!
Greatest weaknesses Indecision... no wait... I'm too impulsive... no, no... definitely indecision.
Greatest strengths I am a genius.
     
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Mar 28, 2012, 12:06 AM
 
I'd like to update mine from straight to gay please.
What, me worry?
     
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Mar 28, 2012, 07:22 AM
 
Is the "Edith"* button not showing up for you?


*) see what I did there?
     
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Mar 28, 2012, 02:44 PM
 
.... And yet, Besson3c is the one freaking out about someone kicking him in the nads.
What, me worry?
     
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Apr 28, 2012, 12:33 PM
 
First Name: abby
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Age: 23
Profession: student / part time barista
Greatest achievements: high school graduate, volleyball varsity player
Fav music: pop, pop-rock
Fav music group or person: spice girls, adele, kelly clarkson, rebecca ferguson
Listening to now: nothing's real but love - rebecca ferguson
Fav TV show: the bachelor, cake boss, next great baker, big bang theory
Fav Movie: avengers, iron man, puss in boots, nightmare before christmas
Fav food: fried chicken, burger, salad
Fav drink: iced coffee, smoothie, milk tea
Fav alcoholic Beverage: vodka, wine
Fav book: hunger games, harry potter
Superman or Batman? batman
Kelly, Ruben or Fantasia: kelly of course!
Rock star or Billionaire: billionaire
Believe in aliens: yes
Believe in ghosts: yes
Car: don't have but would like a lamborghini diablo
Mac: macbook pro
Original Mac:
Deep dark secret: i'm a superhero lol joke! i love watching reality tv shows
Secret aspiration: to be a mafia's wife
     
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Jun 18, 2012, 01:25 AM
 
Figured this was ripe for an update, things have changed, including my ability to gain wight.


MacNN Handle(s): sek929
Name: Sean
Age: 28
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 155 lbs
Ethnicity: Irish and Portuguese mutt
Relationship Status: Living with a beautiful woman who keeps me out of trouble
Religion: No thanks
Hobbies: Video Games and Bowling
Profession: Residential Contractor
Fav Music: Progressive Rock
Fav TV shows: Simpsons (old), Venture Brothers, Futurama, American Dad
Fav Movies: The Shining, There Will Be Blood, Alien, Requiem for a Dream
Fav Drink/Beer: Bourbon and a nice spicy IPA
Fav Food: Chow Mein
Fav Book: Reading a lot of Carl Sagan at the moment
Believe in Aliens: In general? yes Here? god no
Believe in Ghosts: I entertain the thought
Car: 2012 Kia Forté
Dream Car: Mint-Condition '99 Honda NSX or Toyota MR2 Turbo
Macs: 2007 C2D iMac
Yearly income: I bought a Kia Forté, what do you think?
Dog person or cat person? Cat person, but dogs are just fine in my book.
Aspiration: To build custom furniture for people with deep pockets
Role model: My father. A man of great happiness who also lives a very modest life
Deep dark secret: Diagnosed with ADD in fourth grade, parents declined to put me on Ritalin, I concur with that choice. Don't figure drugging me up to get me to fall in line would have made me a better person.
Interesting fact: MVP of my High School soccer team, while playing goalie (keeper)
Geek?: Been a member of a Mac forum for over a decade, so I'd figure so.
     
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Jun 19, 2012, 04:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Figured this was ripe for an update, things have changed, including my ability to gain wight.
You got fat and bought a Kia?
     
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Jun 19, 2012, 04:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Car: 2012 Kia Forté
Wait, what? I specifically remember some negative thoughts towards KIA when I was discussing car hunting last year on XBOX LIve.
     
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Jun 21, 2012, 02:39 PM
 
KIA is a lot like Hyundai. They both started off making rather chintzy cars and have come quite some way in the last ten years.

My GMC truck decided to take a turn for the expensive sometime last November, from then to a month ago I dropped something like 3600 dollars on repairs alone. I was also seeing around 16-18 mpg average.

KIA would not be my car of choice, but I settled on a Forté for several reasons. The warranty, both through the manufacturer and the dealer, was pretty all-encompassing...I even have roadside assistance for 5 years. The amount they gave me for my trade-in ($7000) was more than any other manufacturer would even go near. Lastly, most of my work is centered around our work van, a GMC Savanna, and while owning a decently heavy-duty truck has its perks I found myself mostly using it for run-of-the-mill transportation.

My payments are very low, I'm getting 32 MPG (about double the mileage), I have a host of gee-whiz features and in the event the KIA ends up not being very well made I have no out-of-pocket costs to fix it. Toyota at one point were viewed as chintzy Asian crap by the majority of Americans and look where they are now. So far I am fairly impressed with the level of fit and finish of my new car.
     
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Jun 21, 2012, 02:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
KIA is a lot like Hyundai. They both started off making rather chintzy cars and have come quite some way in the last ten years.
I knew that last year, but I'm guessing you didn't.

Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
KIA would not be my car of choice, but I settled on a Forté for several reasons. The warranty, both through the manufacturer and the dealer, was pretty all-encompassing...I even have roadside assistance for 5 years.
That's exactly what instilled me with confidence. You don't put out a warranty like that if you're going to eat it.
     
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Jun 21, 2012, 02:45 PM
 
I'm a total car snob, but I'll admit my bias against KIA was unfounded. They are currently the fastest growing car maker in the US and it's easy to see why. They also have a robust partnership with Hyundai, and the similarities between certain models are unmistakable. The KIA Optima, the full-size sedan, is a pretty slick freaking car and would appear to be their finest product to date.
     
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Jun 21, 2012, 02:46 PM
 
So, what color and how many doors?

Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I'm a total car snob, but I'll admit my bias against KIA was unfounded.
So was mine when I started car shopping last summer.
     
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Jun 21, 2012, 02:50 PM
 
Black on black 4-door. They had it on the lot, and offered a decent amount of incentives (something about it being registered to be a test-drive vehicle or some malarky) so with my trade-in and the incentives the car ended up just a tick over 13k.

First new car, jumping in after all the papers were signed and seeing 8 miles on the odometer was a pretty grin-inducing moment.

The GMC served me well. 7 years without any big fixes then WHAM, it started to hurt me. I paid 9500 for it and got 7000 as a trade in. Not bad for driving something for 7 years and doubling the mileage.

Edit: Of course this was soured by the nearly 4 grand I had just dumped into it.
     
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Jun 21, 2012, 02:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Black on black 4-door. They had it on the lot, and offered a decent amount of incentives (something about it being registered to be a test-drive vehicle or some malarky) so with my trade-in and the incentives the car ended up just a tick over 13k.
Is that with taxes? Because over 20k seems excessive from what I remember.

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First new car, jumping in after all the papers were signed and seeing 8 miles on the odometer was a pretty grin-inducing moment.
Word.
     
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Jun 21, 2012, 02:59 PM
 
The car is pretty much loaded, MSRP was 21K. And yes that includes taxes and all the other fees associated with a new vehicle. My total loan amount (without interest) is 13K.
     
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Jun 21, 2012, 03:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
The car is pretty much loaded, MSRP was 21K.
Sweet. If you're gonna buy new doesn't hurt much more to get the bells and whistles. You get the fancy tech package?
     
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Jun 21, 2012, 03:07 PM
 
The next step up is the SX*, which comes with the satnav and alloy rims. So pretty much everything but that. Bluetooth, Sirius, power everything, alarm, etc...


*Also has a bigger engine and markedly worse MPG, which I was certainly not into.
     
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Jun 21, 2012, 03:15 PM
 
Well, you gotta pay for the Sirius...

Oddly, one of the biggest things I was looking for in cars was solid iPod integration. After 7 years in a used civic with a temperamental aftermarket CD player I wanted something I knew I could listen to whatever I wanted whenever I wanted.

And a sunroof. The civic was my first car without one and I hated its guts for it.
     
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Jun 21, 2012, 03:19 PM
 
Not much into a sunroof, though I wouldn't object. Have Sirius free for 3 months, then I most certainly won't be paying for it, it's kinda nifty but the audio quality is somehow worse than FM and it cuts out every now and then.

My new ride has actually made me locate my old 20GB color iPod and dust it off for the first time in years and years. I only use it though the audio jack though, when hooked through USB do the track names appear on the screen and/or can you use the steering wheel controls to switch tacks?
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
My new ride has actually made me locate my old 20GB color iPod and dust it off for the first time in years and years. I only use it though the audio jack though, when hooked through USB do the track names appear on the screen and/or can you use the steering wheel controls to switch tacks?
I don't know if that old an iPod is compatible, but if it is you should see the artist and track, plus be able to navigate it from the console or steering wheel controls.
     
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Jun 27, 2012, 08:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Not much into a sunroof, though I wouldn't object. Have Sirius free for 3 months, then I most certainly won't be paying for it, it's kinda nifty but the audio quality is somehow worse than FM and it cuts out every now and then.
They reduced the quality of certain stations to provide bandwidth for more stations. So basically the rock stations sound terrible so that they can have 15 Howard Stern and George Carlin stations, along with comedy stations complete with commercials. I love AltNation but adding DJs ruined it for me. Wife and I aren't paying for Sirius in her new car.


Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Toyota at one point were viewed as chintzy Asian crap by the majority of Americans and look where they are now.
Toyota and Honda in the '70s and early '80s were chintzy Asian crap, but American stuff wasn't much (any?) better.

Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
That's exactly what instilled me with confidence. You don't put out a warranty like that if you're going to eat it.
Rumor has it the warranty is only applicable to the first owner, then it drops to 5yr/60K for the second owner (Kia dealership certified pre-owned may be different?). Almost no one buys a new car and keeps it for 10 years, so it's a safe bet.
     
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Aug 31, 2015, 07:27 PM
 
Sticky zombie thread!

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Sep 1, 2015, 05:44 AM
 
Holy crapballs, are we still here?
     
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Does anyone know if this is a good MP3 player?

Will it connect to my eMate 300?
     
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Dec 19, 2015, 05:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by John B. Smith View Post


Does anyone know if this is a good MP3 player?

Will it connect to my eMate 300?
     
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Dec 20, 2015, 12:52 AM
 
Meant to post that 15 years ago. Forgot to hit submit.
     
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Originally Posted by John B. Smith View Post
Meant to post that 15 years ago. Forgot to hit submit.
Sure, You had that browser window open for 15 years

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