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drizzle
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Dec29-12, 02:45 AM
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Quote Quote by lisab View Post
I want to go there next winter !
We sould all meet up there!
drizzle
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Dec29-12, 03:15 AM
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Three things:

- In my driving permit test, the questioner asked where do you see the light, on the left or the right side. I said right though I meant left and vice versa, but I realized it in a bit, I repeated it using my hands to point on which side I see them and then say it.

- I read left and picture it on the right. (???)

- I was talking to my brother about a place between Denver and Boulder. I said Fort Collins, and he said do you mean Flatirons? I told him: that's what I said, what did I say?

Sigh
I_am_learning
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Dec29-12, 08:56 AM
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Out of curiosity, I always read recently locked thread, even if i had zero interest in the thread before. who else does this?
Borek
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Dec29-12, 09:23 AM
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turbo
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Dec29-12, 01:24 PM
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Snowmobile season is here. There is a 1/2 mile stretch of trail on the Eastern border of my property (a pittance, compared to the 14,000 miles of trails in the state). Still, the trail has been very busy today. What is puzzling me is that the local trails feature lots of rocks, stumps, and other obstructions, yet some of these riders blaze along.

When you have a machine that costs up to $10,000 in some instances, why beat the crap out of it? Why not wait until we have had a thaw-freeze cycle to solidify the base snow? Oh, well. The foolishness might help keep repair-shop workers employed.
Astronuc
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Dec29-12, 02:42 PM
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Least visited places on earth - well those with a indigenous human population.
http://news.yahoo.com/video/whoknew-...051020645.html


Meanwhile - From one extreme to the other -

According to the National Weather Service, in the second half of the month of May 2011, almost a year's worth of rain fell over the upper Missouri River basin. Extremely heavy rainfall in conjunction with an estimated 212 percent of normal snowpack in the Rocky Mountains contributed to this flooding event.[1]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Missouri_River_floods


Mississippi River drops, threatening barge traffic
Mississippi River could drop to critical point by next week, threatening barge traffic
http://news.yahoo.com/mississippi-ri...195237092.html

Despite snow, Colorado's drought outlook uncertain
Holiday snow helps ease dry conditions in Colorado but outlook for drought is uncertain
http://news.yahoo.com/despite-snow-c...185102115.html
turbo
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Dec29-12, 03:03 PM
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My wife visited a friend today, and another friend dropped in, and they both had Kindles. Now my wife is interested. Anybody here have any experience with them - any recommendations? Good or bad?
PhizKid
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Dec29-12, 03:28 PM
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hi turbo
Borek
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Dec29-12, 04:33 PM
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My wife visited a friend today, and another friend dropped in, and they both had Kindles. Now my wife is interested. Anybody here have any experience with them - any recommendations? Good or bad?
I am using Kindle for over a year now. I would say - reasonably good (I can't compare with other readers). Not too good for reading pdf files, as they tend to be formatted in such a way that they display too small, and there is no way to reformat them (in general this is limitation of the format, not the Kindle itself). But if don't plan on reading pdfs, that's OK. And if you really want to read pdf, it is doable.

Marzena wants one. The only reason why we have not bought it yet is that Amazon doesn't sell the newest version to Poland (that is, not officially, they will work here).
turbo
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Dec29-12, 05:18 PM
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Thanks, Borek. I am unsure what model/features to look for. I certainly don't want to give any hacker access to my home network through a poorly-protected hand-held device that has access to my router.
Borek
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Dec29-12, 05:59 PM
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Quote Quote by turbo View Post
Thanks, Borek. I am unsure what model/features to look for. I certainly don't want to give any hacker access to my home network through a poorly-protected hand-held device that has access to my router.
No idea about Kindle security, but I am connecting mine only to download new books, most of the time it is off line. It saves batteries. Besides, in the case of the newest model you don't have to connect through WiFi - it connects through mobile net.
zoobyshoe
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Dec29-12, 06:53 PM
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I am using Kindle for over a year now.
Just want to let you know you are using the wrong tense here. "I am using..." is the Present Continuous. You should be using the Present Perfect Continuous, "I have been using...".

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/...ontinuous.html
Astronuc
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Dec29-12, 06:56 PM
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Here is a review to consider

iPad Mini vs. Kindle Fire HD 8.9 vs. Nook HD+

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7....9-vs-nook-hd/

Amazon compares Kindle to IPad
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...cId=1000719771

Gizmag compares IPad with Kindle Fire
http://www.gizmag.com/ipad-vs-kindle-fire-hd-8-9/25070/

Gizmag compares Tablets and minis
http://www.gizmag.com/tablet-comparison-2012/24877/

Check with other sites/organizations as well.
rootX
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Dec29-12, 07:34 PM
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I am also considering to buy kindle or ipad. I was using my sister ipad for last few days for reading articles, it's amazing how many articles you can put in it and flexibility that comes along!

My only problem was there's not much for organizing or annotating "pdf" articles.
Evo
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Dec29-12, 08:01 PM
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I don't remember where we were discussing ugly shoes, I'm sure these won't catch on.

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dlgoff
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Dec29-12, 10:02 PM
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Quote Quote by Evo View Post
... I'm sure these won't catch on.

But you could do a hell of a spinning back-kick.
HeLiXe
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Dec29-12, 11:44 PM
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Quote Quote by zoobyshoe View Post
Go nova. It'll surprise the hell out of people.
I almost forgot what a riot you are lololz
HeLiXe
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Dec29-12, 11:47 PM
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All I have to say Evo is wow....reminds me of foot binding for some reason


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