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I was a Mac fan until I graduated from College...I had to make the switch since Windows is pretty much standard in the business and science.   There are tons o' problems with Windows stuff too so I am not a total fanatic, the memories of my Mac continually crashing while writing term papers still haunts me

The concept of a monitor and computer in one thing is a great one methinks

Newbies / Re: I Love a Parade!
« on: May 2, 2003, 09:00 PM »
Ah, one of the original Rebelscummers, whose home was stolen by the upstart CSWers has arrived!  Welcome to the forums Bobb!  And thanks for swinging by to check us out

And Mister Potty Mouth, watch the language :-*

Well, After minutes of research, I took the plunge and went with a Dell...

2.2 GHz Pentium 4
256 MB RAM (I have another 256 Card in my current computer)
30 GB Hard Drive
17" Mointor
CD and CD-RW

Which pretty much covers the highlights, all for $600 shipped after applicable rebates and junk.  I was quite pleased with what I am getting and can finally retire old Bessy, a 233 MHz with 1 GB Hard Drive which is about plum full.  I am going to suprise my wife next week...hopefully she doesn't read this :-*

Toy Reviews / Re: Hoth Han & Chewie
« on: May 2, 2003, 12:55 PM »
Hey David, most of the pictures I have seen of the Han shows that the coat is much darker blue than the original prototypes almost black and your pictures seem to bear that fact out, care to comment :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your DVD Collection
« on: May 2, 2003, 12:18 PM »
CC...that almost sounds like a short story I read in high school about an island where you went to hunt man, which I think had something to do with the Island of Doctor Moreau too, sounds like Survivor to the Max!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What did you want to be growing up?
« on: May 2, 2003, 12:16 PM »
Cool!   I forgot about the garbage man.  Every week the Garbage Man came down the street and I was outside me and my buddy would run over and ask him if we could pull the lever on the compactor...every now and then he would, we loved to run behind the truck and watch the compactor crush the weeks refuse and move on down the line...I totally apprciate that one Nicklab!

Modern Trading / Re: Trade List
« on: May 2, 2003, 12:10 PM »
Hey Joe!   I've made more than 1 trade with joewhite and wanted to recommend him highly and to welcome him to our site.  Thanks for dropping in!

Happy Belated Birthday old timer  :P, how does it feel to be on board with the rest of the elder statesmen now :)  Hope you had a good one Chris!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: The NBA Playoffs
« on: May 2, 2003, 09:42 AM »
Sitting in a hotel room in Hotlanta seeing the Pups getting pasted by 30 freaking points the other night was not my idea of a good time.  They had them on Sunday and blew it and lost all momentum...sadly I think it may be time to shop KG around.  Sure he is one of the greatest physical talents of all time, I love watching the kid shoot 19-21 foot jumpers, but the supporting cast (including Wally) is pathetic, we need bodies and trading him for 2 or 3 starters and a couple of #1's plus freeing up cap space is the way to go right now.  Sad but there is no other way this franchise will ever get over that hump in large part due to his enormous salary

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Hey, I won!
« on: May 2, 2003, 09:22 AM »
If you check the Kebco list of winners...I'm on there too, a SOTE Leia Boushh...thanks Kebco who are quickly becoming my second favorite etailer!!!  Congrats to everyone else who won

Feedback / Re: Gundam's Feedback
« on: April 26, 2003, 02:46 PM »
Thanks Gundam also for the trade, and for the bouns figure!  

Other Toy Lines / Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« on: April 25, 2003, 04:55 PM »
Found Series 12 today at Target, Picked up a Mister Plow Homer for Brent :)

Watto's Junk Yard / What did you want to be growing up?
« on: April 25, 2003, 11:21 AM »
I went through about three or four dream jobs before I settled down in high school of what I wanted to be and do....

#1 Paleontologist

I was a dinosaur junky when I was a kid, I loved the big lizards more than anything for a while.  My parents bought me a set of the World Books (put out by some encylcopedia company) and I would read the Dinosaur one endlessly.  I still remember when the dude who sold us the books came and showed me that volume, I never knew these things ever even existed.  Oh to be four again!  The Dinosaur fettish changed into...

#2 Astronaut/Astronomer

Porbably a product of the Space Shuttle program but what kid I guess didn't want to be an astronaut I guess.  There is a local Omni-Theater here (kind of like IMAX only round) and they would show space movies a lot of the time.  I was enthralled by the notion of going to space.  I still am actually but realize it probably won't happen for a long time.  I don't think most kids though wanted to be astronomers.  Just shows what kind of geek I was I guess :)  Again, I would read endless books and trivia on the planets and stars for days on end, I joined a local star watching group and would go out in fields and watch meteor showers and look through telescopes with them (I think I was around 10)  The joy of space never has really left me and is a large part of why I enjoyed Star Wars I guess.  That is still there inside me and why I still do like Star Wars!

#3 Archeologist

This one may have something to do with Indiana Jones but not likely because I don't think I ever saw the movies until Temple of Doom and that was after the obsession.  Again, the local science museum had a mummy/Egyptian exhibit and that quickly became my favorite place to go even before the dinosaur bones.  

#4 Chemist

Notice a trend here :)  Somewhere in 8th or 9th grade I decided I really loved Chemistry, the reactions, the mixing of acids and bases, the cool little Junior High experiments caught the geek in me and never let go.  Somewhere in High School I realized I could make 2 times as much money by being a Chemical Engineer and that is the way I went and have never really looked back

One common theme in everything here though is my love of all things science, core raw science.  It is a still one of my true passions, I love reading about astronmy and physics, the works of Carl Sagan and theoretical universe type stuff.  I still love looking at dinosaurs and watching FOX's mummy shows.  I hope my son is into this stuff too because I can't wait to share in some of those eureka moments

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 25, 2003, 10:43 AM »
Kate and Cate are both blazing, nice choices, I am not going to list guys who I will marry, but perhaps Matt will  :-*

JD Sports Forum! / Re: The NBA Playoffs
« on: April 25, 2003, 09:56 AM »
Sounds like the refs tried to Sacramento the Wolves last night with some of the worst officiating since Game 6 of the KIngs-Lakers series last year.

I am shocked that they won, even more shocked they won with all of the calls going against them and even more more shocked they won without KG and Rasho.

Egads!  Make me (and most of MN) a believer!  I want this so abd but don't want my hopes to be crushed

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