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  1. trying to steer him towards this one: http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Mega_Special_III

    comments?

    Pretty good price for what you get. :thumbup:
    I have that same case--it is pretty cool. However buying from Cyberpower is an adventure I wouldn't wish on anyone. Their customer service is really, really bad. I just got an i7 machine from them 4-5 months ago and the guy assigned to my account could barely speak English and he was trying to offer me tech help. I have purchased 2 machines from them and both times I got bad service. Good computers however.

  2. I am 18 into a 20 of Coors Light (my go to beer when I watch movies with the wife--doesn't put me to sleep, satisfies the idea of drinking beer, etc) We are watching Taken BTW which is pretty good movie. When all of a sudden we hear a thump on the side of the house....and then another...and another....we are sort of freaked out a bit. We have big cathedral ceilings with windows all the way up---when all of a sudden there are these green eyes looking into the upper window--we live in the suburbs. So the wife says, "There is a cat stuck in the upper window sill." So I open the back sliding door to do what, I don't know, but I trip on some POS toy my daughter left there and I go tumbling out on the deck. I think I broke my left foot. It is bleeding like a stuck pig and my knee looks like a plum. My wife walks past my broken self to go see how the cat is doing. Of course, he is gone and fine, but I am bleeding and broken. My wife gave me a sock to put on so I don't bleed on the couch. She went to bed not concerned about how badly I am hurt. She doesn't drink and she isn't a doctor, as an aside, don't most doctors drink however, but she says I didn't break my foot. My sock looks like a sausage casing--my foot is so badly swollen. I hurt and had I gone with a better beer I might be drunker and not feeling this much pain....I only have 2 Coors left and then some Sam Adams Winter Rasberry crap I got for Christmas which has been gathering dust in our pantry....Did I mention I probably broke my foot?


  3. Okay, (and I know all of you are just waiting on pins and needles for what we decided :goodposting: ) but we booked the Palazzo. The suite we got there is huge and amazing and it ended up being only $50 or so more than the one at the Venetian. Heck, this place is 2x the size of my first apartment. I know they are basically the same property, but the Palazzo seems to have newer suites. I couldn't pass it up--strip view, sunken living room 3 HD tv's (including one in the bathroom) for around $600.00 for 2 nights.

    Pricely I know, but I was looking for something special just to end our vacation with a bang. We are flying into Vegas on the 5th--2 nights at the Luxor, then driving to San Diego--5 nights at the Lowes Coronado Resort (zoo, beach, Seaworld, etc..) and then driving back and ending with this stay for a couple nights. I think the family should be happy. If they are not, I am finding a new one. :popcorn:

    Thanks for all the advice....


  4. We go to Vegas at least once a year and since we have 2 daughters 4/9, we typically stay at Luxor or Excalibur. We are going in June. We just got back from there in March--we have family out there just to stop all the people that will be wondering why we go out there so much with little ones. My kids are travelers and know how to behave on planes and in hotels.

    We are looking for somewhere nicer and are considering the Venetian, Mirage or TI. We want a suite.

    The TI is obviously the more affordable, but the basic rooms seem to not be as nice as far as what they offer as they are pretty small. The suites only feature 1 king bed--so not an option suite-wise.

    The Mirage's regular rooms are $520 (with tax) for 2 nights and they are not suites. Their suites are really expensive considering what you get and paying for strip view doesn't seem worth it.

    The Venetian is not a place I would normally think about staying with kids, but their nicer 2 Bedroom suite with strip view is just $575.00 for 2 nights. We are leaning towards this as we have seen some family hotel reviews that were favorable.

    The money isn't a concern, but I am just wondering what experiences you have with the Venetian as compared to others.

    My kids have seen the volcano, pirate ship, tigers etc....so that isn't a real big deal to stay there because of that.

    Thanks...

    (oh and no, we are not going to stay at Circus Circus--that place is a dump. And as any parent that has taken a kid there will tell you, you will spend more $$$ at that damn midway then you could possibly spend at any blackjack table.)


  5. :excited:

    My neighbor waters his lawn all winter like 2-3 times a week. WE LIVE IN COLORADO!!

    Now if I see there is going to be a 5-7 day period without any chance of moisture, I will go out and spray down the yard in December and January, but you are exactly right when you point out that grass roots need to go deep. People that overwater are actually hurting their yard. and these are the people that will have huge deadspots when the heat of July and August hits.


  6. I have been loving my i7 machine that I mentioned on the last page, but Cyberpower who I bought it from, really is a sucky company IMO.

    I ordered a Sony Blu ray with my system, great!! What they failed to tell me was that the drive doesn't come with any software, so basically it is just a wasted piece of hardware unless I shell out extra $$$ for something like PowerDVD or others.

    BUT if I had ordered the cheaper LG blu ray drive, I would have gotten PowerDVD 8.0 for free installed.

    Let's see, I spend more but get less and it took only 5 phone calls for them to explain this to me. Did I mention that nowhere on their site is that mentioned or did their salesperson inform me of this when I specifically asked them about it.

    Anyone have any ideas on cheap blu ray player software?? I just want the program to play discs and nothing else.

    Thanks again for the computer guys here for helping!!


  7. Okay, I made the plunge tonight and yes, I know I paid too much, but I wanted a gaming machine that wasn't old coming out of the gate.

    I got a Gamer Xtreme XT

    GXT, www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Xtreme_XT/detail

    *BASE_PRICE: [+1225]

    CAS: ($20 Mail-in Rebate) Apevia X-SniperG Mid-Tower 420W Case [-22] (Blue Color)

    CASUPGRADE: 12in COLD CATHODE NEON LIGHT [+10] (BLUE COLOR)

    CS_FAN: Default case fans

    CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-920 2.66 GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366

    CD: (Special Price) LG 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)

    CD2: Sony Optiarc BR-5100S 2X Blu-Ray Player (Black Color) [+97]

    CABLE: None

    FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer [+10] (BLUE COLOR [+5])

    FREEBIE_CU: FREE! (FarCry2) Game

    FAN: Asetek Liquid CPU Cooling System (Extreme Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)

    FLOPPY: NONE

    FREEBIE_OS: None

    HDD: Single Hard Drive (1TB (1TBx1) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

    HDD2: NONE

    IEEE_CARD: NONE

    KEYBOARD: Logitech Deluxe 250 USB Keyboard (Black Color)

    MOUSE: Logitech Optical Wheel Mouse [+2] (BLACK COLOR)

    MODEM: NONE

    MONITOR: 19" TFT Active Matrix LCD Display [+142] (ViewSonic VX1940W Widescreen with Super-HD 1680x1050 [+57])

    MONITOR2: NONE

    MOTHERBOARD: Asus P6T Deluxe Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Mainboard SAS Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 SATA RAID w/ eSATA,Dual GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394a,&7.1Audio [+80]

    MEMORY: 3GB (3x1GB) PC1333 DDR3 PC3 10666 Triple Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)

    NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD

    OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 (64-bit Edition)

    PRO_WIRING: Professional Wiring for All WIRINGs Inside The System Chasis with High Performance Thermal Compound on CPU [+19]

    PRINTER: None

    PRINTER_CABLE: None

    POWERSUPPLY: 700 Watts Power Supplies [+86] (Thermaltake Toughpower 700W Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready)

    RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS

    SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

    SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

    SPEAKERS: Logitech X-240 2.1 Configuration Subwoofer Speakers System [+38]

    TEMP: NONE

    TVRC: None

    USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

    USBHD: NONE

    VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 4870 PCI-E 16X 512MB DDR5 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

    VIDEO2: NONE

    VIDEO3: NONE

    VIDEOCAMERA: NONE

    WNC: NONE

    _PRICE: $1,666 before S&H

    I had to go smaller monitor because of space limitations on the desk. So what should I have done better?? I really tried to do my research and I am not a computer wiz, so building this was out of the question. As I understand it, the 4870 comes uninstalled due to fear it would come loose during shipping--how hard is that to install?


  8. Thanks in advance to all the computer folks on here that help so much!!! :mellow:

    Is everything in this rig pretty good for around $1,300. (yeah, I could spend alot less building it, but I would rather just order it and get it here while I am off for the next 2 weeks).

    Besides a blu-ray player, what else should I change on this one? I probably will just go pick up a 21" monitor here in town to avoid that shipping.

    Brand CyberpowerPC

    Model Gamer Xtreme 1000

    Recommended Usage Gaming

    Processor Intel Core i7 920(2.66GHz)

    Processor Main Features 64 bit Quad-Core Processor

    Memory 3GB (3x1GB) DDR3 Tri Channel Memory

    Hard Drive 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM HDD

    Optical Drive 1 20X DVD±R/±RW Dual Layer Drive

    Optical Drive 2 16X DVD-ROM

    Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB PCI-E Video Card

    Audio Sound card - Integrated

    Ethernet Gigabit LAN

    Power Supply 680W

    Keyboard Logitech Deluxe 104 PS/2 Keyboard

    Mouse Logitech Optical Wheel PS/2 Mouse

    Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

    Special Features Coolermaster Centurion 590 case

    link to machine

    I am not saying I am totally sold on this one but I just want to make sure these are the types of parts of the machine I should be looking at if I want to spend $1200 or so.


  9. Just wanted to bump this up, My desktop died last night--power supply took the motherboard out with it, but this is a blessing in disguise, because we really needed to upgrade this machine. It is over 10 years old, but obviously it has been rebuilt a couple times.

    I want a gaming rig. I don't want to build one because I know I will screw it up--plus at the same time, I am building a home theater system over this Xmas break, so I am stretched a little thin right now time-wise. I have around $1,000 to $1,200 to spend. If I can get a monitor, that would be a bonus. I already have a DPA and am looking for a quad core that will last for a bit without being outdated the minute we get it. If it has blu-ray that would be a plus too.

    Any help is greatly appreciated....


  10. Have another pot going at the same time with Little Smokies with Grape Jam and brown sugar.

    Grape jam + ketchup surprisingly makes a good sauce for those little smokies.
    This actually is better than the Brown Sugar route. The jam marbleizes on the weenies and makes a nice thick sauce with the ketchup or you can use B'bq sauce.

  11. Great recipes in here.

    I love my pots. I have 3 different sizes and this is exactly what Sundays are made for.

    We did a big pot of Nachos last weekend---2 pounds Velveta Cheese, 2 pounds browned ground meat, 2 little cans of diced tomatoes (blended and you can get the ones that are spicy) 4-5 hours and it is wonderful.

    Have another pot going at the same time with Little Smokies with Grape Jam and brown sugar.

    Throw in a little meat/cheese tray and you are ready to entertain a football crowd.

    I also do the Hormel Chilli and put a jar of chunky salsa in there--it is wonderful on a a snowy Colorado day.

    I would highly discourage anyone from trying those frozen pre-made crockpot meals from Marie Callenders and such. They are killer as far as sodium and they come out terrible and soggy.


  12. So what do you all think is the "right' amount of days to stay in Disneyworld. If you want to do all the parks justice and then maybe do MGM/Universal also?

    We took our 8 and 3 year old this last summer to Disneyland--it was our 8 year old's 3rd time there. We stayed 3 days-4 nights and that felt just right to see pretty much everything in Disneyland we wanted to see and was right at our 3 year old's limit. But even at that time frame we dropped close to $5,000.

    So assuming staying at the Wilderness lodge and then maybe moving to another Disney property mid week just to break things up, are we talking 7 days?? 10 days?? Of course this means eating on property for all meals, are we thinking $10,000?? $15,000? We don't want to deal with renting a car BTW.

    We are thinking about waiting a couple years until our 3 year old is closer to 5-6 age range, so she doesn't have to miss some of the big people rides and yes, we are the types that want to be IN the Disney experience 24/7.

    :coffee:

    We stayed for 5 days/6 nights at Wilderness lodge in December 2006.

    We got the Passes to the parks, the food package, Airfare and transportation all for under $3,000.

    Might want to look into using a travel agent next time to get the best deals available.

    What drove it up this last time at Disneyland was the food bill. 3 character meals, Rainforest Cafe, ESPNzone (my bar tab), etc. All of the Grand California's eating options were of course high. I think our travel package was reasonable--just shopping and food were high.

    I just want to make sure when we go we are not saying, "Well, it would be nice to experience that, but we better not," that is why I was toying with the $10,000 number--it better not be any higher. :rolleyes:


  13. So what do you all think is the "right' amount of days to stay in Disneyworld. If you want to do all the parks justice and then maybe do MGM/Universal also?

    We took our 8 and 3 year old this last summer to Disneyland--it was our 8 year old's 3rd time there. We stayed 3 days-4 nights and that felt just right to see pretty much everything in Disneyland we wanted to see and was right at our 3 year old's limit. But even at that time frame we dropped close to $5,000.

    So assuming staying at the Wilderness lodge and then maybe moving to another Disney property mid week just to break things up, are we talking 7 days?? 10 days?? Of course this means eating on property for all meals, are we thinking $10,000?? $15,000? We don't want to deal with renting a car BTW.

    We are thinking about waiting a couple years until our 3 year old is closer to 5-6 age range, so she doesn't have to miss some of the big people rides and yes, we are the types that want to be IN the Disney experience 24/7.


  14. I have to agree with Otis here...I don't get it. I also didn't get people waiting in line for the iPhone when it came out. We all know, with time, that the prices will drop. Latest and greatest has an unreal price tag that can be avoided with patience. I'd also echo the sentiment that those in line relying on the "deals" probably shouldn't be buying this stuff anyway. I understand that there are some out there that are just cheap and will do anything to save a buck, but I'd bet that type makes up less than 1% of those in line.

    People waited in line all night to get a Harry Potter book that was readily available EVERYWHERE, so why wouldn't people wait in line to save some $$$.For me to have to wait in line overnight, I would have to be guaranteed the tv I want and it better be free.But to each their own, I guess.

  15. What's your read on Steve then? Did the answers come smoothly like he was expecting to get questioned and had already prepared them? Or was he taken back a little when you said you'd been told she held his junk and she flashed him? If you have a read on him then that's probably your answer. If you believe what he's telling you, then you probably chalk it up to your wife being drunk and silly and move on. It sounds like up to this point you've had a good thing going.If you don't believe him, then.... ??

    The first answer he gave, about her being the stall, didn't really seem rehearsed. But i also believe either his wife or daughter was still within earshot, so he wasn't completing the details for me. Sure seemed like he knew exactly what I was talking about though.As for whether or not I really pushed him. I didn't roll over, and I was assertive. I'm not sure yelling or acting 'tougher' would've gotten me any further.
    Okay, you're pretty much done here. Absent talking to Steve's wife, you're not gonna get any more info than you already have. I suggest you have a heart to heart with your wife, ask her if she still loves you, find out if she's still committed to the marriage, and if you're confident you're both on the same page in that regard, get on with your lives, focus on your family, hang with different friends, and watch the drinking.
    :(
    Just to echo, this is the correct answer.Going back to Steve, George, etc to attempt to find additional answers that probably do not exist just makes you look like a loon. Take the above advice and move on with your family.

  16. Steve probably followed her in there like he was joking, they ended up swapping spit, he whispers he wants to see the boobage, she flashes him, he fondles for a bit as she feels she might as well ease her curiosity since she's already wasted and gropes for the sausage.

    Please feel free to elaborate.Seriously.:hot:
    Hmmmm, well, let's see. Since the OP says they are all always joking, I'm thinking the four of them were all making some raunchy jokes on the way to the restroom. Steve gets a bit bold with his remarks because they are drunk and he's decided to push the envelope.They get there and he makes some kind of joke like, "You need some help?" or some such nonsense. He follows her in there, despite a giggling protest. He says something flattering and she likes it. He drunkenly decides he might as well push the envelope some more and kisses her. She give only mild resistance, if any, so he kisses her again longer. While he's at it, he reaches inside her shirt for a quick feel and then pushes for her to lift the shirt for a quick look. She pulls up the shirt and he pulls down the front of her bra for a nice long look-see and some stroking of the boobage.He kisses her again and decides, since she's already let him kiss her and feel her up, she goes for a quick feel of her own. They finally realize, through a drunken haze, that it's been awhile and the others might start to wonder where they are and come looking for them. So they decide to get back quickly. She lets the shirt drop over her exposed breasts and they walk briskly back to camp.
    I'm out..... :shrug:

  17. Since you have no proof of anything, I would handle it by bringing up the camping trip and talking about how much fun you had and so forth. Then casually say, "You know you and Steve were gone quite a bit and George said you two were in the same stall together and then came back with your bra almost off. is there anything I should know?"

    I wouldn't raise the issue of what she said before about having a crush on him or anything, just keep it matter of factly and see what her reaction is.

    Don't turn a molehill into a mountain without more to go on.