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  1. Lucky Armpit

    Lucky Armpit Well-Known Member

    I did exactly that - I went from an old custom-built gaming desktop to a laptop. I bought an aforementioned Alienware. Not like I really need gaming power anymore, but I did want the most powerful laptop I could buy (hardware-wise) and went with Alienware. Intel I7 2nd-gen CPU, 16GB RAM, Nvidia 560M video card, 180GB SSD (boot) and 7200 RPM 750GB drive (storage). The laptop didn't come with the SSD; I added that on about two weeks after I received the laptop. My desktop had two monitors attached - a 19" and 17". The laptop has a beautiful 17.3" screen and honestly, I haven't had the need to connect a 2nd monitor.

    The amount of storage I have with the two drives is plenty for me. And the other hardware is strong enough to handle anything I may throw at it, which nowadays, isn't much more than some video editing and the occasional game.

    I wanted to downsize and I went from a large desktop tower, two monitors, external speakers, keyboard, mouse, and N52 Speedpad to the laptop, speakers, and mouse... and I only plug the mouse in as needed. I got rid of A LOT of clutter.

  2. CaptainRon

    CaptainRon Well-Known Member

    Help! I've been stuck in meetings with lawyers all day. They're still going strong, but my earballs are bleeding. And we need to meet again tomorrow. Lord give me strength! Can someone do a beer run for me?
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  3. Copacetic

    Copacetic Well-Known Member

    Evening all, I finally had time today to flash back to stock and un-root so that I could download the IMM76k. I was getting ready to flash IMM76K but decided to wait as we have no cell phone signal here in the mountains and we use an extender. I recall the last time I started after a complete device reset I had to drive until I found a real signal for the phone to activate. Anyway, we ran into Asheville this afternoon now on the completely stock 4.02 and un-rooted and as soon as I got down the mountain and hit Verizon service, Nexie notified me an update was available and I was able to OTA to the new build. Just got home and re-rooted, connected to the extender and all is well. Now to install titanium to restore my back-ups...so far, it has been easy as pie. Anxious to see if this new build has fixed the ever troublesome one way audio issues, so far it does not seem to be any different from the original leaked build IMM30B with the leaked radios.
  4. jmar

    jmar Nexican VIP Member

    Massage and facial for the lady. That's what I did. I spent a lot but you can find the same experience cheaper than the 700 I paid. For the record, I also got a massage, so that was part of the price.

  5. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    Gag, lawyers!! Why would a nice pilot such as yourself be locked up with lawyers all day? (Plead the Fifth if you must) :p

    I know I told this joke (about my own profession) about 10,000 posts ago, but people seem to like it for some reason :rolleyes:

    What do you call a busload of lawyers going over a cliff with two empty seats? A waste of two good seats.

    "It is interesting to note that criminals have multiplied of late, and lawyers have also; but I repeat myself." - Mark Twain
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  6. CaptainRon

    CaptainRon Well-Known Member

    Tell me about it. I'd rather be flying into hurricanes. Oh well, I volunteered to be on this committee so I have no one to blame but myself.
  7. RazorSharp

    RazorSharp Well-Known Member

    Hello all! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Very proud of my sisters, who both had their graduation ceremonies and looked splendid in their caps and gowns.
    I just heard about this! My grandmother is in town for the graduation party; she lives in NJ, and was saying that she's now forced to buckle up her poor little Bichon Frise, Oliver, when he goes on car rides with her.
    Is that an ultrasound app? Does that actually work?
  8. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    My wife likes shrimp, crab, and lobster, but not fish. I like to joke with her that crustaceans are the bugs of the sea, but doesn't phase her ;)
  9. CaptainRon

    CaptainRon Well-Known Member

    I feel sorry for you guys. My best friends wife is the same so whenever she's out of town we invite him over for salmon. I grill a killer salmon!

    BTW, on my second beverage and starting to destress. I was hoping to fly home tomorrow, but it doesn't look like we'll get done in time. Say lah v. :)
  10. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    I say BBQ at your house, we will all go to our nearest airport for our ride there. :D
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  11. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    Cap'n Ron, here are some aviation shots to keep you from nodding off with the lawyers.

    From the tail of a C-130:




    Sure hope the crew is strapped in. Those air intakes look a little dangerous.
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  12. CaptainRon

    CaptainRon Well-Known Member

    Deal. I'll provide the plane and the grill. Who's bringing the beer and who's bringing the salmon? Unemployed Nexers don't get to bring anything except a smile.
  13. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

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  14. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    Awwwww.....I can bake though. I am good at that and I enjoy it. Brownies and cookies?
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  15. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    I'm hungry.
  16. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Um, I will bring the salmon. Some fresh for grilling, some smoked for the plane ride ;)
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  17. Unforgiven

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

    I gave Pam a whole day spa. Even though it took her about 6 months to use it, she loved it.

    Lawyeer joke from my lawyer cousin...

    What do lawyers and sperm have in commom?

    One in a million turn out to be human.

    I'll be smoking ~40 pounds of pork and ~30 pounds of ribs for Ryan's party this weekend if anyone wants to crash the party.
  18. CaptainRon

    CaptainRon Well-Known Member

    Damn Treo, I don't know what excites me more. BabyBlues offering to bring her hot baked goodies to my house or your aviation pics.
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  19. ajdroidx

    ajdroidx Well-Known Member

    Well, Apple put out some minor refreshments in their PC line up (No mac minis that I have seen?). Not much of an upgrade, the only thing perhaps is the retina display, but pfftt... never needed that for my photos or video before. They should have just went with a 4K display :eek: since that seems to be all the rage.

    Kind of bummed about the lack of an iPhone5 announcement, but, meh, its all good I guess :)
  20. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    Cap'n, you're not fooling anyone.
    Personally, I'd go with whatever BB brings to the party too. :D
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  21. CaptainRon

    CaptainRon Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm busted. :D
  22. CaptainRon

    CaptainRon Well-Known Member

    Actually I was drooling about the retina display MacBook Pro - right up to I got the call from the auto service department today that it was going to cost $1100 to replace the leaky struts on my 9 year old car. Ouch.

    Maybe if I can get Stigy to paint my wheels I'll feel better about keeping the car?
  23. ryancmatchett

    ryancmatchett VIP Member VIP Member

    Wow sounds like a plan...and its my birthday to boot on Sunday!!! Oh wait, wrong Ryan.....
    Cap'n our airport is only 5 min from the house, SBA, so that's all the warning I need before you land....and I will bring the Figueroa Mtn Brewery beers.....
    Or kegs...can we fly with kegs??

    On the computer note...I recently built a new desktop, with AMD A8 and 23" Samsung TV for a monitor....but the goal was to use WHS 2011 on a storage server case as our home media server.(32 TB of storage as of right now)..add in the blue ray, kids gaming desktop, laptop and phones....I use the laptop and nexy the most, but stream to the TV for other media. Love having fast cable internet and a brand new router!!!
  24. RazorSharp

    RazorSharp Well-Known Member

    Uh oh, Devils lost the Stanley Cup - Stigy is probably pretty bummed. :(
  25. jmar

    jmar Nexican VIP Member

    As a Sharks fan I am not only bummed, but outraged. I hate all LA teams!

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