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imitchellg5
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Sep 21, 2008, 01:09 PM
 
And my school is getting rid of 120 HP laptops and replacing them with MacBooks. I've been part of a student-led committee of sorts that has been trying to persuade the administration to switch to Macs, or at least partly. Last year we bought the school about 20 MacBooks after a few fundraisers. They've been very popular, especially with the English and History department so the school decided to add about 80 more. Sadly, we'll have less laptops then before (100 vs 120 PCs) but the most that are in use at a time is around 50-60, so that should be fine. Also, we've replaced a few old Dells with iMacs. Anyway, just wanted to get that out.
     
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Sep 21, 2008, 01:21 PM
 
My dream has come true
So... ...no dancing girls or cake or Ferraris or anything? Just Macs? That aren't even your own?
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Sep 21, 2008, 01:33 PM
 
Perhaps the title should have been "One of my dreams has come true."
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 12:10 AM
 
18 year old boys dreaming about computers... WOW have things changed since I was a kid.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 01:13 AM
 
Good work my young padawan. Seriously though, congrats on showing them the path of true enlightenment. Mac, is there any other kind?
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 05:55 AM
 
For my dream to come true, it would involve Phil Hellmuth, Jesus Ferguson, Chris Moneymaker, a couple bottles of Jack, some cigars, and a lot of money being exchanged.

That and Brad Pitt getting divorced.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 08:00 AM
 
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Sep 22, 2008, 12:48 PM
 
FFS, I thought that you were shagging the latest Playmate or something.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 12:51 PM
 
so, where are they selling off the HP ones? specs?
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 12:53 PM
 
[obvious joke about mitchell's masculinity]
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 01:05 PM
 
[obvious parody joke playing on dakar's snarkieness]
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 01:08 PM
 
give the HP's to charity.
{Animated sigs are not allowed.}
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 01:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
[obvious parody joke playing on dakar's snarkieness]
[commentary of Railroader's use of ie where y seems more visually appealing, if not altogether correct]
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 01:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by calverson View Post
That and Brad Pitt getting divorced.
In the event that he does get divorced, good luck with him.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 01:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
[commentary of Railroader's use of ie where y seems more visually appealing, if not altogether correct]
[comment on Dakar V’s use of “where y seems more visually appealing, if not altogether correct” where “where i is altogether correct” is altogether correct]



Originally Posted by Doofy
So... ...no dancing girls or cake or Ferraris or anything? Just Macs? That aren't even your own?
Yeah, how odd. I always dreamt of dancing cake and dancing Ferraris when I was 18. What an oddball, that imitchell guy.

Originally Posted by calverson
That and Brad Pitt getting divorced.
Nah, he’s getting too old for me.

Edit: Drats! Beaten to the punchline by Xi on the last one!
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 01:42 PM
 
Moral of the story: an "i" is morer correct than a "y", which is more correct than "ie".
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 01:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by xi_hyperon View Post
In the event that he does get divorced, good luck with him.
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Nah, he’s getting too old for me.

Edit: Drats! Beaten to the punchline by Xi on the last one!
Right - I was talking about this (NSFW)
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 01:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by calverson View Post
Right - I was talking about this (NSFW)
Of course you were.

No really, we believe you. Honestly. We do.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 02:08 PM
 
I wish I could prove you wrong.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 04:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by vmarks View Post
so, where are they selling off the HP ones? specs?
The HP laptops are going to the elementary campus. They are fairly old, 1.6 GHz Centrino things.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 05:02 PM
 
Gotta start 'em young. why influence them with evil at that age?
     
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Originally Posted by calverson View Post
For my dream to come true, it would involve Phil Hellmuth, Jesus Ferguson, Chris Moneymaker, a couple bottles of Jack, some cigars, and a lot of money being exchanged.

That and Brad Pitt getting divorced.
Didn't you quit smoking recently?

\dream shattered cries from calverson
     
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
Didn't you quit smoking recently?
I did, today is day number 23 or something like that.

However, should I get to play some no-limit hold 'em with the pros over a couple shots of whiskey, and was offered a cuban, hell, even a stogie, I would jump at the chance.

But that will probably never happen, so I will probably not smoke. Anyway, it is a dream, which, life tells us, probably won't ever happen.

/shatters brassplayer's diss.

And the reverse slash is intentional.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 05:48 PM
 
alrighty
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 05:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by calverson View Post
I wish I could prove you wrong.
Good luck.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 10:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by calverson View Post
Right - I was talking about this (NSFW)
That's the most photoshopped picture I've ever seen.
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 01:09 AM
 
I know. Those tattoos are totally fake.

Slick shoes?! Are you crazy?!
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 01:14 AM
 
jeebus s christopher, leave the kid alone about his fw tattoo
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 03:11 AM
 
brass, did you look at the picture? Angelina Jolie is not C.A.T.S CEO
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 03:16 AM
 
I won't feel joy in telling you the truth; but the truth is that you are just a toy to me.
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 03:19 AM
 
I enjoy being your toy.
     
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Another thread totally destroyed by calverson
     
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Ahhh... Should I leave?
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 01:14 PM
 
Yes.
     
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Nah, stay. Railroader just hasn't gotten any fish to eat recently I'm sure.
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 01:15 PM
 
Done. I shall never post on the MacNN Forums again.

But I will be in touch with you soon.
     
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see what you did there kilbey? ran away another poster with your sourness.
     
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Originally Posted by calverson View Post
Done. I shall never post on the MacNN Forums again.
Sweet!

Originally Posted by calverson View Post
[COLOR="White"] But I will be in touch with you soon. [COLOR]
How should I anxiously await your "touch"? PM? Email? IM? SMS? Personal visit? Video Chat?
     
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
see what you did there kilbey? ran away another poster with your sourness.
"another"?

What other successes have I had?
     
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Originally Posted by calverson View Post
Done. I shall never post on the MacNN Forums again.
Ah promises promises. I suspect this is an empty promise brought on by your delusions from quitting smoking and coffee at the same time.
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
"another"?

What other successes have I had?
Seriously. I'd be proud. I'd make a sig with silhouettes for each person I "ran off."
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Seriously. I'd be proud. I'd make a sig with silhouettes for each person I "ran off."
Is that a euphemism? You naughty boy!
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Originally Posted by Maflynn View Post
Ah promises promises. I suspect this is an empty promise brought on by your delusions from quitting smoking and coffee at the same time.
Just what he needs to do, add another item to things he needs to quit.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Just what he needs to do, add another item to things he needs to quit.
True and Macnn addiction is the worst, few people have been able shake the habit, just look at ca$h. Imagine if he quit 'NN, coffee and smoking. The dude would be down right psychotic
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I didn't realize that Cash was addicted to those things.
     
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Originally Posted by Maflynn View Post
True and Macnn addiction is the worst, few people have been able shake the habit, just look at ca$h. Imagine if he quit 'NN, coffee and smoking. The dude would be down right psychotic
This post is ripe for a "fixed™".
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Seriously. I'd be proud. I'd make a sig with silhouettes for each person I "ran off."
If only...

I would if I had the 733T skilz. Alas, I can only take pretty pictures, create monochromatic sigs, and drive off undesirable 'NN members.

I'd proudly display any sig someone graciously created that was (mostly) tastefully done.
     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
I would if I had the 733T skilz. Alas, I can only take pretty pictures, create monochromatic sigs, and drive off undesirable 'NN members.
They's curvy monochromatic sigs though. Old Doof has to make do with normal corners, due to a complete lack of mad PS skillz.
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 03:15 PM
 
Hmmm... ...curvy... ...hmmm.
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 03:17 PM
 
Hmm. My dreams usually involve dozens of nude women, mountains of cash, and a good pastry chef who can also make a great espresso.

Nice to hear about the move to Macs, though.
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