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« on: December 14, 2007, 04:18:25 PM »
Another victim of Best Buy.

Off Topic / Re: Pet surgery help \"RCarbon\"
« on: November 15, 2007, 01:39:43 PM »
I talked to Dr. Brock at Brock Animal Hospital. His opinion is similar to Dr Cox at Tampa Bay Vet. They don\'t feel that sticking a needle in it would yield a good enough sample for a biopsy. They would pretty much have to remove it and send some of it to a lab. Given how fast it has grown, it is very likely that it is malignant. She\'s about to burst and any breach in her skin with a needle now is a bad idea. Malignant tumor tends to come back very quickly, sometime as soon as the stitch is removed .

Modified by aquaholik at 4:53 PM 11/15/2007

Off Topic / Re: Pet surgery help \"JohnnyB\"
« on: November 15, 2007, 08:46:09 AM »
Johnny, this tumour is remarkably aggressive. 2 inches in daimeter last week and now close to 2.5 inches. The dog is tiny, 5lbs. That is like a basketball size tumor for you and me . Going to talk to Brock this afternoon. Not really too optimistic right now.

Off Topic / Re: Pet surgery help \"pupraiser\"
« on: November 15, 2007, 07:47:56 AM »
The regular vet doesn\'t do surgery. I sent you IM.

Off Topic / Re: Pet surgery help \"sailfish2\"
« on: November 15, 2007, 07:42:47 AM »
Thanks, IM sent.

Off Topic / Re: Lets support our troops Free Card Sent \"OverheadToo\"
« on: November 15, 2007, 08:50:32 AM »
Done .

Off Topic / Re: Good Read in Todays Real Estate Market \"eggsuckindog\"
« on: October 04, 2007, 03:18:19 PM »
Nothing wrong with the articles, except it won\'t apply to most middle income families whose goal is to pay off the house each month, and live comfortably with the remaining cash each month, instead of scrimping and saving the remaining monthly cash flow into investment. Even if they borrowed against equity, they wouldn\'t know a safe investment to put into, and if they did,  the article forgot to mention where they will get the extra cash each month to pay off those interest payment created by borrowing on the equity, especially if they want those investment to grow and not take out the gain each month .

Again, the article has some merit, especially the tax advantage created by paying more interest and less principles. You just need to spend a day with a calculator and spreadsheet and see if it will help you in your scenario.

Off Topic / Re: Gun safety switch \"coldair\"
« on: May 09, 2007, 02:18:28 PM »
Thanks for that link coldair   .

Off Topic / Re: Gun safety switch \"dewyafish\"
« on: May 09, 2007, 02:11:20 PM »
Thanks. RED IS DEAD. That makes it very easy to remember. Got a shotgun and 9mm, just haven\'t visit the shooting range in a while.

Off Topic / Re: Service Agreement from Sam\'s??? \"Capt Joe\"
« on: April 17, 2007, 12:46:34 PM »
Their service plan is the cheapest by far and at about 1/3 to 1/2 the price at Best Buy or Office Depot. I bought a laptop from them and it broke after 18 months and they took care of it when the display went bad. I would definitely buy it again for laptop, considering an extra three years on laptop under $1000 is only $99. For desktop, most parts can be replaced so I wouldn\'t worry about it. For high dollar HDTV purchases, definitely consider it. Their price is very reasonable.
Modified by aquaholik at 3:48 PM 4/17/2007

Off Topic / Re: xbox or ps3 \"mjn\"
« on: March 07, 2007, 01:35:55 PM »
I\'ve setup and seen the Sony PS3 on a 1080p sony using HDMI input. The game graphic was stunning, but the 1080p movie that came bundle with the game was so so.
Modified by aquaholik at 4:36 PM 3/7/2007

Off Topic / Re: Apocalypto - Awesome Movie by Mel Gibson \"mjn\"
« on: June 05, 2007, 02:19:49 PM »
I did not know that. I built my system back in 1996 when custom home theater was the rage and Laser Disc became king and died a quick death as DVD came along. I called M&K earlier this year because of some problem with the volume control knob on the subwoofer. He sent me to radio shack and I quickly fixed the problem. It was simply dirty contacts on the volume knob. I gave the sub and speakers quite a work out when I first got the system and AC-3 on laser disc was introduced.

Just saw it on DVD last week. It was awesome. I can\'t believe the wife sat thru the entire movie. She usually doesn\'t like the \"Braveheart\" type of violent and gore. The last 45 minutes was quite a ride and the cinematography was simply awesome. Amazing what Gibson did with the films considering no real big name actors.

I have to watch that again with the volume turned up. The M&K sub needs a workout and the DTS audio was fantastic, even thru my 7 year old Kenwood A/V receiver.

Off Topic / Re: Mid to High end Home Theater speaker system? \"mjn\"
« on: November 01, 2006, 12:53:36 PM »
I bought the M&K 125watts dual 12 inch drivers along with the first Pioner Elite receiver with AC-3 RF input for Laser Disc back in 1996-97. Back then the Pioneer cost me $1800 and the M&K at around $1000. I gave the M&K to my brother and bought the 200 watts one a year later. But the 125 watts was no slouch. I had it setup in our great room that was easily 12x30. It had a wooden floor with crawl space underneath and made the M&K felt like it had 500 watts. I remembered watching Jurassic Park when it first came out on LD. It was an absolute blast. When LD with AC-3 came out, the Mask was one of the first one released with AC-3 and lows on that LD was fantastic. The M&K sub has the characteristic of a fast powerfull graphite rod. It produce the lows when needed but disappear just as fast as the scene change. There is no residual rumbling like those of a distorted overdriven subwoofer.

Your picture maybe HD, your sound crystal clear, but without a good subwoofer, you are not getting the theater experience. Watch a low frequency scene on a nice setup with and without one and you will hear what I mean. Once your ears get used to it, you\'ll never go back.
Modified by aquaholik at 4:05 PM 11/1/2006

Off Topic / Re: Mid to High end Home Theater speaker system? \"Knotty Grl\"
« on: November 01, 2006, 10:38:31 AM »
There is no home theater system without a good subwoofer. People wants to hear jets circle their heads and they miss so much ambience without a subwoofer. Yes the bass is room shaking and floor rumbling but there are lots of scenes that has that low frequency ambience that you simply can not get without a subwoofer. Once you experience a system with a good subwoofer, you simply can not watch another movie without one. So much is left out without a good sub.

Bought two M&K subwoofers\"12 inch dual push-pull drivers\" back in 1996-1997 when Laser Disc was still king. Paid a $1000 for one and $1300 for the other one and I just checked their website and see that the price hasn\'t drop on any of their push-pull subs. In fact, I think it went up looking at the specs. Had to replace one of the driver because my nephew abuse the sub and M&K sent a replacement for free.

Anyway, budgeting $1500 is a little low for speakers. I would go with all M&K system with at least 150watts powered sub with dual 12 inch drivers.

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