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Atlanta's decently nice, minus humidity, traffic,... 491 Views / 25 Replies  
Atlanta's decently nice, minus humidity, traffic, and people that have not a clue in the world how to operate a motor vehicle (which causes that traffic). As for people, you will find the...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Aug 19, 2008 at 09:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Looking for a fun thread derail that didn't... 2,674 Views / 63 Replies  
Looking for a fun thread derail that didn't happen? :D
Posted by Stratus Fear, on May 1, 2008 at 12:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Where did I attack you? :confused: 2,674 Views / 63 Replies  
Where did I attack you? :confused:
Posted by Stratus Fear, on May 1, 2008 at 12:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Since when is the MBA only about image? I only... 2,674 Views / 63 Replies  
Since when is the MBA only about image? I only use mine out in open public probably about 5% of the time. Fact is, it's powerful enough for most daily tasks AND it's easy to transport. And let's...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Apr 28, 2008 at 11:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I've heard good things about the Magnolia... 657 Views / 12 Replies  
Yeah, I've heard good things about the Magnolia room people. Seems like such an odd thing for Best Buy -- decent customer service? WTF?!
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Feb 25, 2008 at 11:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is definitely true, but you have to admit... 53,994 Views / 58 Replies  
This is definitely true, but you have to admit LCDs have made some nice improvements on that recently. Samsung has really done some good work in this area. The LN-TXX65F series TVs are a nice step...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Nov 27, 2007 at 08:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had a Samsung LNT4065F (until my apt. got... 1,239 Views / 16 Replies  
I had a Samsung LNT4065F (until my apt. got broken into...still waiting on insurance to replace that :() which can be had around 1475-1500 in the right places. Quite a nice display, although some...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Oct 25, 2007 at 11:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not to mention thata CISC ISA like x86 supports... 3,617 Views / 34 Replies  
Not to mention thata CISC ISA like x86 supports variable length instructions. In some cases, instruction lengths can be shorter than in something like the PPC ISA, where instructions are always of a...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jun 23, 2007 at 11:25 AM, in Mac OS X
The point is, if a number of devices can cause... 1,889 Views / 83 Replies  
The point is, if a number of devices can cause it, it's probably not just the cell phone that has the issue, but also the device receiving the interference. I'm not sure how that was so difficult to...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jun 23, 2007 at 10:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah. It makes me sad that the U.S. is a bit... 1,889 Views / 83 Replies  
Yeah. It makes me sad that the U.S. is a bit behind though. Less cool things for us. :hmm:
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jun 23, 2007 at 10:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Acknowledge that interference sometimes exists,... 1,889 Views / 83 Replies  
Acknowledge that interference sometimes exists, yes. Agree that it's a problem, no.

Anecdotal evidence, sure, but out of most of the people I know, most use GSM. I don't think I've ever heard...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jun 23, 2007 at 03:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm NOT going to go back and re-read the entire... 1,889 Views / 83 Replies  
I'm NOT going to go back and re-read the entire thread to see if this was answered previously, but if AT&T's GSM network is so sub-par to the U.S. CDMA carriers, why the hell haven't you switched? I...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jun 23, 2007 at 03:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No, you didn't, because you ignored the point. ... 1,889 Views / 83 Replies  
No, you didn't, because you ignored the point. The fact is that any multitude of devices can and do cause interference with other devices. This is hardly limited to GSM cell phones. Good job...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jun 23, 2007 at 03:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I believe i just heard some excuses for older... 1,889 Views / 83 Replies  
I believe i just heard some excuses for older technology to not progress. Surely cell phones will advance but when the vacuum cleaner or hair dryer interferes with your stuff your stuff might suck....
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jun 22, 2007 at 10:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Bad thing about sly sarcasm is it tends to go... 1,889 Views / 83 Replies  
Bad thing about sly sarcasm is it tends to go over people's heads. Good thing is I get to laugh.

(hint: I read the thread and knew what was going on.)



You failed to actually answer any of...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jun 22, 2007 at 09:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Good to see some links on the other stuff, but as... 1,889 Views / 83 Replies  
Good to see some links on the other stuff, but as for this, you can't automatically assume that's a deficiency in GSM. You don't know what hardware they're using there, and you don't know how it's...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jun 22, 2007 at 07:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think it depends on the phone. The Motorola... 1,889 Views / 83 Replies  
I think it depends on the phone. The Motorola phones I've used in the past were notorious for interference, but my K800i barely does a thing, if I ever notice anything, just as your K790a.
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jun 22, 2007 at 03:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The reason GSM typically has higher cell site... 1,889 Views / 83 Replies  
The reason GSM typically has higher cell site density isn't because of range -- it's because GSM can handle less calls per channel, as well as less calls for the available spectrum bandwidth, as...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jun 22, 2007 at 12:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd choose either a Sharp Aquos, or a Samsung. I... 1,250 Views / 23 Replies  
I'd choose either a Sharp Aquos, or a Samsung. I personally will probably be buying a Samsung soon. After looking around for a while, they simply have one of the nicest pictures I've seen on an LCD...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on May 23, 2007 at 09:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This really isn't the point of discussion, but... 2,830 Views / 162 Replies  
This really isn't the point of discussion, but just a nitpick. It really depends what gen of Xeon you're talking about. To start, the Pentium Pro, Pentium II and Pentium III all shared the same...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on May 23, 2007 at 09:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know about Korea, but in Japan, two of... 1,931 Views / 92 Replies  
I don't know about Korea, but in Japan, two of the three big carriers, Softbank and DoCoMo, are both W-CDMA/UMTS (or FOMA for those on DoCoMo), and only AU/KDDI is CDMA. Considering CDMA's rather...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jan 11, 2007 at 01:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well here's an interesting something I found in... 1,452 Views / 72 Replies  
Well here's an interesting something I found in the USPTO database.



I doubt this changes anything for Apple. They'll probably still have to give Cisco something. But Apple has in fact had...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jan 11, 2007 at 11:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you write YYYY for the year, it should also be... 2,857 Views / 129 Replies  
If you write YYYY for the year, it should also be immediately obvious which number is the year. That's why it personally doesn't matter to me which side of the date it goes on if the rest is already...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Oct 27, 2006 at 12:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That one is the default on my cell phone. Easily... 2,857 Views / 129 Replies  
That one is the default on my cell phone. Easily readable.
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Oct 27, 2006 at 11:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's because we would say October 27th, 2006,... 2,857 Views / 129 Replies  
That's because we would say October 27th, 2006, and not how you said it. Saying the 27th of October is fine, but I don't notice too many people on this side of the pond saying it that way. But...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Oct 27, 2006 at 11:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, that phone is based on a platform from late... 7,416 Views / 126 Replies  
Yeah, that phone is based on a platform from late 2003 (Neptune LTE) that Motorola milked just a little too much. The newer stuff coming out in the form of the new KRZR is supposed to be much...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Sep 18, 2006 at 10:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Stupid as defined by Rob. That's a great metric... 39,367 Views / 267 Replies  
Stupid as defined by Rob. That's a great metric there ;)
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 25, 2006 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh well. :( I was hopeful. Maybe in the future... 1,033 Views / 34 Replies  
Oh well. :( I was hopeful. Maybe in the future they'll release a version that sucks less.
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 25, 2006 at 12:20 AM, in Gaming
That's a shame that it seems to take that long to... 1,033 Views / 34 Replies  
That's a shame that it seems to take that long to load stuff. I do remember it was noted with Mario Kart that the system had incompatibilities with certain wireless routers. Sure you're not using...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 24, 2006 at 11:59 PM, in Gaming
Wow, another comment not worth responding to! ... 39,367 Views / 267 Replies  
Wow, another comment not worth responding to!

Oops.
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 24, 2006 at 10:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l265/stratusfear... 39,367 Views / 267 Replies  
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l265/stratusfear/bantime.jpg
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 24, 2006 at 06:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So you're always pissed at yourself? ----- ... 1,202 Views / 44 Replies  
So you're always pissed at yourself?
-----

On topic, in my neck of the woods I typically see 7 or 8, which surprises me considering I'm in the city.
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 22, 2006 at 08:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think I ever denied that it wasn't faster... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
I don't think I ever denied that it wasn't faster for other reasons as well. I placed emphasis on a particular reason over others, and if you read my statements, I even said "less weight alone isn't...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 22, 2006 at 06:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you can prove the claim, you're absolutely... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
If you can prove the claim, you're absolutely welcome to it. So far you've offered nothing but speculation and your own opinion. They said the damn thing doesn't have a heater anyway. If it ever...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 22, 2006 at 01:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I threw it around because before now, all you did... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
I threw it around because before now, all you did was deny it and throw out insults. I never denied that the SRT-4 is a faster car in the real world. The point was it was underrated, and that...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 22, 2006 at 01:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's really how it is for now, but there are... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
That's really how it is for now, but there are some vehicles out there with ICEs that get about the same range (gas hogs). The real difference is that you can stop at a gas station with a normal...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 22, 2006 at 01:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It was rated 215 by Chrysler in 2k3. You can... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
It was rated 215 by Chrysler in 2k3. You can either look it up, or keep making a fool of yourself.



That's great. I did read it, and I did indeed, for some reason, miss that you said the...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 22, 2006 at 12:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My claim about the wrong years ("Holy crap, you... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
My claim about the wrong years ("Holy crap, you messed up the years") was about the SRT-4 in regards to what years the car was rated X horsepower by the manufacturer, where Rob said it was always...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 21, 2006 at 02:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah. They've been available in Japan and Europe... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
Yeah. They've been available in Japan and Europe before that, though.
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 21, 2006 at 12:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think the only thing I'd miss is the sound of... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
I think the only thing I'd miss is the sound of one. I've always loved the sound of a nice combustion engine. I also like the way that some brand engines have kind of a "signature" sound.
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 21, 2006 at 12:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Doesn't everybody? :D 1,357 Views / 56 Replies  
Doesn't everybody? :D
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 20, 2006 at 08:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. Rob's also going to help me get the five... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
Yes. Rob's also going to help me get the five star post count, apparently.
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 20, 2006 at 08:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's great. When somebody driving normally... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
That's great. When somebody driving normally gets 250 (because they will) you can come back and eat my poop. According to a video I saw, they said 250 on the EPA driving cycle, which I'm pretty...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 20, 2006 at 08:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well that's great, but that has nothing to do... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
Well that's great, but that has nothing to do with how the Prius and Civic are suddenly SUVs.
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 20, 2006 at 08:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The years 1992-1996 disagree with you. ... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
The years 1992-1996 disagree with you.



Holy crap, you messed up the years and you missed the part where I said it was RATED 215 BY CHRYSLER (edit: in 2003). Don't assume I don't know what I'm...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 20, 2006 at 08:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh yeah, I know they're faster. I wanted one. ... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
Oh yeah, I know they're faster. I wanted one. Wish I wasn't in college, then I could have bought one :) The 2003 model put about 255 at the crank and the 2k4/2k5 models did around 275 at the...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 20, 2006 at 08:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Right, because the Prius and the Civic are both... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
Right, because the Prius and the Civic are both SUVs.
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 20, 2006 at 07:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For someone who calls himself a fanatic that... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
For someone who calls himself a fanatic that knows everything, you don't know a damn thing at all. The early WRXs were NOT rated that high, and the SRT-4 was NEVER rated that high by Chrysler. From...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 20, 2006 at 07:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, the CX-7 doesn't look too bad. I didn't... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
Yeah, the CX-7 doesn't look too bad. I didn't know about that Expedition. That's interesting. I'm not a big SUV fan (I'd rather save my gas money) but I wouldn't mind driving one of the...
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 20, 2006 at 04:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah. Which is a nice option, but I've read it's... 3,152 Views / 133 Replies  
Yeah. Which is a nice option, but I've read it's not all that fast. Then again, it's still an SUV. Want a fast SUV? Porsche has one :D
Posted by Stratus Fear, on Jul 20, 2006 at 04:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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