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  1. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Well-Known Member

    Nothing to be ashamed of. Kinda hate the blue ray versions of 456 really shows the fakness in the movies. Like one scene in episode 6 when Han tells lando to take the falcon. If you look at the backdrop of the falcon and the b wing bomber. You can tell its a painting lol. So go out and get your bluray trilogy and prequel and enjoy.

    Already got my ticket to see TPM this afternoon when the kid gets out of school :D

  2. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Good morning Gnexers! :)

    (1): Second Google Wallet security vulnerability confirmed, affects all users | The Verge

    Yet ANOTHER reason to have face unlock with a pattern or PIN unlock under that. AND Lookout: if the phone is lost or stolen, I can lock that puppy down and render it unusable. Google Wallet is COOL, despite the security issues.

    (2): I have found that a Blu-Ray player adequately upconverts a DVD to near Blu-Ray imagery, without the changes Uncle George made to the Blu-Ray versions.

    As far as Star Wars 3D: how on earth did they convert a 2D movie to 3D successfully? I mean, my 3DTV can adequately simulate 3D from a 2D source by separating the images. Is that all they did? Or did Uncle George actually go back and redo all the special effects? :confused:

    I guess we'll find out tomorrow...
  3. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    Nice, that took a while glad you finally got it. Hi Ho Silver!

    just don't let otd see the silver please :p

    I have the whole blu-ray star wars pack it's awesome!
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  4. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Well-Known Member

    I wish the God known as Lucas would of left 4 5 6 alone and just fix what needed to be fixed. THat was Vaders lightsaber was white when he walks towards the blast doors after killing Ben and fix bens lightsaber during the fight between him and vader. Plus the cord coming out his sleeve. Other than that the movies was perfect.

    How did he make them in to 3D? Because he is god lol. I will let yall know how good or bad the 3D was tonight after I go see it at 16:10 EST.
  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    Don't feel bad, I didn't either until December, got a $600 Blu-Ray, 1000W surround system for $200 on cyberweek.:D First movie in was Episode 4. I was amazed at the upscaling. Not just for this movie, but for DVDs in general.
  6. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    5 Questions With George Lucas: Controversial 'Star Wars' Changes, SOPA and 'Indiana Jones 5' - Hollywood Reporter

    Interesting insights from George.
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  7. CaptainRon

    CaptainRon Well-Known Member

    You are so bad...
  8. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

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  9. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

  10. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    Same way you do. Put food in mouth and chew. Thin pastas are my only true issue. They get threaded through the hoop. :D
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  11. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    I guess you can save it for later? ;)
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  12. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

  13. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    BB, I'm sure you have been asked a thousand times, so forgive this question: didn't it HURT when you got pierced? Agonizing and continuing pain? Was it a gun like for ear lobes, or a hammer and awl? Ohhhh, I can't even imagine....

    Why isn't there a smiley for "ow"?
  14. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    I don't mind questions. It doesn't really hurt. I swear. Its more of a pinch. Its done with a large needle and the end of it is hollow so that once the hole is done the barbell can be dropped in and the needle comes out the bottom. Then the ball gets screwed on and you're done. Listerine becomes your best friend and constant companion - you have to rinse after EVERYTHING - for about 6 weeks.
    It does become slightly uncomfortable the day after and for maybe 2 or 3 days past that because your tongue swells. Not a lot but enough that it makes talking a new experience. You don't realize how used to your tongue you are until it changes. And for 24 hours they recommend soft foods and ice chips (no chewing the ice).
    I'm so used to having a barbell in that when I have to take it out for dental work or anything I feel kind of naked.
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  15. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    Wow. You are a better (wo)man than I. :)
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  16. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    ROFL :p

    Looks hot BB's love it!
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  17. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    You have nice looking teeth BB! ;)

    edit: Saying that reminds me of a story. First, for perspective: My brother has horribly stained teeth, its a defect in his enamel, they absorb everything... Anyways, back to the story, my brother and his wife got on a cruise two days after their wedding for the honeymoon. Like the third night of the cruise, they go to the show, and it was the newlywed game. Well it turns out they were the newest newlyweds on the ship, so they got picked to go up there and compete. Well one of the questions they asked the men was, what is the grossest thing about your wife*. What did my brother say? Her Teeth! She was pissed!

    *This question is wrong on so many levels, if he gets it wrong, he's screwed. If he gets it right, he's screwed, and she feels that much more awful about it...
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  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I'll chat about the first question.

    Warning - phone tech follows:

    First, what is DTMF? DTMF Explained

    Next, where does a DTMF issue have a known problem? From 12/20 in our Nexus forum -

    Finally, is it possible for DTMF at play with one-way calls?

    There's been quite a bit of controversy, most taking the position I went to immediately - how do dialing signals affect calls?

    While that gets argued out, some are claiming that setting your DTMF from short to long helps the one-way call problem:

    It seems VZW is handing out the overlapping DTMF story quite a bit.

    In my opinion, worth every penny you paid for it:

    • the reps got this explanation wrong
    • changing DTMF length is a placebo
    • OR there's some relationship with the DTMF signaling software and phone audio that are getting tangled, and changing the DTMF length alleviates that tangling to some degree
      • example might be: the DTMF portion goes active when it ought not, but there's no DTMF signaling heard, just the voice mute is implemented
        • example normal DTMF transaction:
          • "Press 0 to speak to an operator"
          • (keypad up)
          • (you press 0 )
          • (voice mutes)
          • DTMF for 0 is sent
          • (voice un-mutes)

    I hope the reps are getting this partially right, the fix is really coming, and that's the audio software tangle I postulated some are suffering. If true, we'd have never found it.
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  19. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    In my opinion, whenever asked to criticize your SO, the right answer sequence is a) "The problem with my SO is that they're all mine, no one else gets that kind of wonderfulness!" - and when that's not accepted as a cromulent answer, b) "I don't understand the question" and c) endless loop on (b) until they go away! ;) :)

    This has been an Early Safety Tip! :D
  20. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    Or he could have answered as Rodney Dangerfield would have: "probably me"
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  21. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Speaking of newlywed wife and I participated in one on our honeymoon. Had couples varying in relationship length up to several years of marriage. We almost won after having known each other for less than a year :) (We met for the first time in December of one year and were married the following August, and no, it wasn't a shotgun wedding, lol, we are still without children) There were a couple of questions that we both knew the answer to and went blank.
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  22. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Regarding piercings....I don't have any but I've always heard toungue piercing doesn't hurt as bad as ear piercing...not sure if that's true or not, just what I've been told.
  23. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    I pierced both of my ears myself when I was 16. Uhh that would be 27 years ago :eek: My hair was also down to mid back. (yeah my folks loved me...)

    I used a large safety pin for the poke, 2 cubes of ice for a minute to numb, and a cut slab of a raw potato to rest against the backside of my lobe for sturdiness. It freekin' hurt like hell and the sound of the popping through that flesh I'll never forget. I ended up piercing 4 of my friends ears afterwards using the same method. We were in a band so we were super cool. You have to remember (if you can) this was in the mid 80's so it was certainly frowned upon in the South. (just misunderstood really)

    I stopped wearing earrings in the late 90's guess it just got old and was too trendy at the time. I tried my sisters on the other day and the holes are still good ;)

    A little jbdan history for your viewing pleasure =)
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  24. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    I love stories like that. Congrats!

    I'd say that's true. I have lobe piercings in both and 1 left in my cartilage (used to have 4 in my cartilage but surgery required them out and I just never put them all back in) and those all hurt more than my tongue. But ears are much easier to take care of. Belly button hurts too. Had that twice - my body rejects that piercing. Pushes it right out. Haven't gone for any others.
  25. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    HAHA!! I don't know what part of the south you live in, but it's still frowned upon in many small towns, like where I live and grew up.
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