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Comment Re:Fathom Events (Score 2) 328

Back in the early 90's when Back to the Future 3 was about to be released, a theater in Denver played the first two movies in the trilogy, then played #3 before it was released. Cost about $10 or so to see all three of the Back to the Future movies. Crowd was a lot of fun, would cheer whenever Lea Thompson's name appeared. Management allowed people to bring in food from outside. Even scored a T-Shirt since I was one of the first 100 to line up.

Comment Re:OK - 2 theater experiences recently (Score 1) 328

Minnesota Nice - Agreed.

The only time I was the only patron in the movie was when I went to see "Red" at the theater in Waconia, MN. It was a weekday afternoon showing, and I had the entire theater to myself. Lots of fun.

The Docks in Excelsior was another fun place to see movies.

In Moore, Oklahoma they have the Warren Theater, which is the theater the family prefers to go. Separate 21 and over section that has a full bar and restaurant. Also the directors room with the full reclining seats. The tickets cost more, but it's worth it. Let the riff raff go to the dollar theater.

Submission + - Interview With a Craigslist Scammer

snydeq writes: Ever wonder what motivates people who swindle others on Craigslist? Roger Grimes did, so he set up a fake Harley Davidson ad on Craigslist, and requested an interview with each scammer who replied to the ad. One agreed, and the man's answers shed light on the inner world of Craiglist scamming: 'If you mean how often I make money from Craigslist, it depends on the day or week. Many weeks I make nothing. Some weeks I can get five people sending me money. But I respond to a lot of ads to get one email back. I’m not only doing Craigslist — there are many similar places. I haven’t counted, but many. It takes many emails to get paid. That’s what I mean. Some weeks I lose money. It’s harder than most people think. But I don’t have to go into a place at a certain time and deal with bosses and customers. I can make my own time.'

Submission + - New Clues Suggest Pluto Really Does Have an Ocean (seeker.com)

astroengine writes: Numerical simulations of Pluto's geology have provided new evidence that the dwarf planet is sporting its very own subsurface ocean. "Thanks to the incredible data returned by New Horizons, we were able to observe tectonic features on Pluto's surface, update our thermal evolution model with new data and infer that Pluto most likely has a subsurface ocean today," said lead author and graduate student Noah Hammond, of Brown University. "What New Horizons showed was that there are extensional tectonic features, which indicate that Pluto underwent a period of global expansion. A subsurface ocean that was slowly freezing over would cause this kind of expansion."

Comment Sticking With Windows 7 (Score 1) 665

Windows 7 is working perfectly fine on the computer I use to play Civilization, and the computers the kids use for school work. I have ZERO interest in Windows 10. What part of "Fuck off and die" does Microsoft not understand?

Glad my Linux machine doesn't try to automatically upgrade me to the next distro version.

Comment end DST (Score 1) 252

Would prefer to be done with the whole DST event anyway. Having four kids makes is really exciting, they don't automatically adjust, so now they are up even earlier than usual.

Here in Oklahoma the sun didn't rise until almost 8am Saturday. Isn't much fun being at work for an hour in the morning and it was still dark. Now that we're back to "normal" we can get stuff done in the morning, when our workers are most productive.

Comment Oklahoma? (Score 1) 187

"If the FAA had been either farsighted or fast moving, at the first sign of drones it might've outlawed them or confined them to someplace like Oklahoma where they can't get in the way of anything too important"

Hey, I live in Oklahoma, you insensitive clod!

On a serious note, the Panhandle is the perfect place to test drones, absolutely nothing out there.

Comment Re:"The Gamers", Dead Gentlemen / Zombie Orpheus (Score 1) 167

Recently the Wife and I watched "Dorkness Rising". Overall she enjoyed it, even though she still doesn't understand the overall appeal of RPG's. But at least she got a fun look into the world in which I enjoy, and had some laughs at the movie along the way. It's a good movie to get non players moving towards gaming.

Comment Local Airport (Score 1) 458

I'm eight miles away from our airport, so I've named mine "#NAME-OF-Airport-GUEST" Then locked it down.

Amusing to hear friends and guest comment that they can see the Airport's wifi way out in the suburbs...

Comment Sony Cassette Walkman (Score 1) 338

Still have my Sony Cassette Walkman I bought for myself as a graduation present from Basic Training back in 1993. I dug it out of the closet a few months ago to show the kids what cassettes look like.

The hard drive stack has several under 20GB drives. Smallest drive I have is 6.4Gb

Have an old Gateway Pentium computer with Windows 3.1 siting under the work bench. Has a Voodoo3 card in it, and uses my logitech Digital Extreme joystick. The F-16 game "Multi-Role-Fighter" takes full advantage of the voodoo card.

I don't have the computer anymore, but I still have the CPU from my old 486 SX25 computer. I've thought about turning it into a keychain or something.

Comment Librarything.com (Score 3, Informative) 230

I have over 750 books in my library, and I use Librarything.com. $10 per year, or $25 for life.

Best way to add books is to type in the ISBN, then the website searches online databases, to include Amazon.

You can also add tags to your books, like fiction, non-fiction, read, not read, etc.

Every book I read this year gets a "2012" tag, so I'll always know how many books I read in a given year.

Comment Re:What's available for Bitttorrent clients nowada (Score 1) 399

You're correct, I'm using Astraweb. What I liked about them when I first signed up was no expiration of the GB purchased. It took me about six months to burn through the 25Gb purchased. I recently renewed for another 25 GB, and I figure when this finally runs out I'll go the 180GB route.

binsearch.info & nzbmatrix? I've not heard of these. I used to frequent newzbin, but haven’t used it for quite a while. I'll have to take at look at the sites you suggested.

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