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“What's it to ya?”

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#77412
Dec 18, 2012
 
In other news, I'm dithering over which laptop to buy. I really like the Mac Book Pro with the retina display, but I'm such an HP person, and for the money I could get a very nice one, OTOH, the Samsung laptop is kinda sexy...

The Mac and Samsung are about the 2K range and the HP (after customization) is about 1600.00, but it's not really the price as I have 2K-ish dedicated for a new laptop, etc.

Soooo just ranting.

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#77413
Dec 18, 2012
 
Jess in NJ wrote:
<quoted text>We know you were, but have you seen that bad ex-boyfriends site? They give out the guys' names. I think that's going too far.
I haven't seen it but I agree that it's trashy to do that.

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#77414
Dec 18, 2012
 
Jess in NJ wrote:
More feel good news. I love hearing stories like this :)
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/12/11/plano-poli...
I love this stuff. I wish there were a cable TV show full of nothing but stories ike this.

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#77415
Dec 18, 2012
 
I've been fascinated by Mt. Everest for a couple of decades now. Check out the megapixel panoramic photos from the Washington post!

https://s3.amazonaws.com/Gigapans/EBC_Pumori_...

Did you know that from the peak, you can see the curvature of the earth?

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#77416
Dec 18, 2012
 
Mimi Seattle wrote:
In other news, I'm dithering over which laptop to buy. I really like the Mac Book Pro with the retina display, but I'm such an HP person, and for the money I could get a very nice one, OTOH, the Samsung laptop is kinda sexy...
The Mac and Samsung are about the 2K range and the HP (after customization) is about 1600.00, but it's not really the price as I have 2K-ish dedicated for a new laptop, etc.
Soooo just ranting.
come join us on the dark side... it's been said many times, apple "just works". it takes a bit to get used to where things are located, but now i find myself, at work on a PC, looking for the button that spreads out all the windows so you can find the one in particular that you want to switch to instead of clicking all teh tabs at the bottom of the monitor...

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#77417
Dec 18, 2012
 
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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come join us on the dark side... it's been said many times, apple "just works". it takes a bit to get used to where things are located, but now i find myself, at work on a PC, looking for the button that spreads out all the windows so you can find the one in particular that you want to switch to instead of clicking all teh tabs at the bottom of the monitor...
I'm definitely leaning towards Apple. I'll have to buy all new programs (like Office) so that they work on a Mac, but they are so sexy, and I like the "just works" thing a lot. My biggest things are speed and not bogging down when I try to have 1000 windows all open at the same time, vulnerability to servers being hacked (though truthfully I don't worry much about that anyway), and not having Windows 8. I hate Windows 8.

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#77418
Dec 18, 2012
 
The new spokesoman for 1-800 ask gary has a big ol' camel toe.

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Dec 18, 2012
 
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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come join us on the dark side... it's been said many times, apple "just works". it takes a bit to get used to where things are located, but now i find myself, at work on a PC, looking for the button that spreads out all the windows so you can find the one in particular that you want to switch to instead of clicking all teh tabs at the bottom of the monitor...
hey , you are back! How was the trip?

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Dec 19, 2012
 
Abby

http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TCP05SRGGL...

Amy just wasn't worth it. Another PTA about giving to various charities this holiday season.

Love when time has no real meaning! Asleep at eight and up at one. Now to scrub the shower and wait for the liquor store to open!

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#77421
Dec 19, 2012
 
OMG edog has the best holiday avatar! That is nasty! Is it Amy Winehouse?
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I really wish you would stop doing that sam...
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I really wish you would just answer a simple question about something YOU said. Do you really believe that or was it an excited utterance in the heat of the moment that you would rescind?

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Dec 19, 2012
 

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<quoted text>The GOP spent millions of dollars to try to eliminate the shocking .00047% occurrence of voter fraud, affecting millions of voters so, why not? If a literal handful of voters is going to muck it up for everyone, a literal handful of homicidal maniacs can too.
On the flip side, democrats will fight tooth and nail to prevent voter IDs because .00000046 of people are such f'ing losers that having some form of ID is some onerous insurmountable task to them.

IMO, if getting an id is some onerous task and you can't figure out how to do it, you are probably too dumb to be voting and are only doing our nation a disservice by voting in the first place.

"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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#77424
Dec 19, 2012
 
PEllen wrote:
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How will you handle people who have impulsivity issues?The ones who function usually but have no empathy or conscience or rational idea that their actions impact other people?
I honestly wanted to avoid this topic, and wish I had.

The whole thing is just so incredibly sad and pointless, I don't even want to hear about it anymore, read about it anymore (I haven't been reading news much and I haven't been watching the news at all since it happened), or talk about it anymore.

Having a son with autism, having young children around the age of the children who were murdered, it's all just too close to home for me. I just don't even want to think about it anymore.
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#77425
Dec 19, 2012
 
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I honestly wanted to avoid this topic, and wish I had.
The whole thing is just so incredibly sad and pointless, I don't even want to hear about it anymore, read about it anymore (I haven't been reading news much and I haven't been watching the news at all since it happened), or talk about it anymore.
Having a son with autism, having young children around the age of the children who were murdered, it's all just too close to home for me. I just don't even want to think about it anymore.
Noted.

You think the Bears should dump Lovie Smith?

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#77426
Dec 19, 2012
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Noted.
You think the Bears should dump Lovie Smith?
Yes, I think they have to. I don't blame it all on him, tho. I think we are still dealing with the after effects of Jerry Angelo and years of very poor draft picks.

Having said that, Lovie is really good player's coach. I think he's really good outside of game days. It's obvious his players like playing for him and he commands loyalty.

On game days, tho, he and his staff are like a complete morons sometimes ... just with clock management alone, bone headed calls, and challenges/no challenges. Anyone who watches them knows exactly what I am talking about. It's almost Cub-esque how they shoot themselves in the foot sometimes.

His coaching staff has also had a very high turnover rate. He fired Ron Rivera as defensive coordinator, in the off season, right after his defense led the team to the superbowl. Replaced him with his BFF, who did a very bad job and had the defense take a noticeable step back for a few years. I think J Cutler has had 3 different offensive coordinators in 3 of 4 years. It's hard to be consistently good, when you don't have consistency.

His win loss record, is actually fairly impressive too. However, his teams have rarely been able to win in big games. Ultimately, that's the goal ... to win it all ... not to be pretty good, but not great, for a long stretch of time. I don't think he is the coach who can take them to the next level.

I also think the bears are going to get worse, before they get better, simply because the defense, which has been the cornerstone of the team, for so long, is getting old.

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Dec 19, 2012
 
Sublime1 wrote:
Having said that, Lovie is really good player's coach. I think he's really good outside of game days. It's obvious his players like playing for him and he commands loyalty.
When the Vikings had a coach like that, they sucked worse than ever.

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Dec 19, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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When the Vikings had a coach like that, they sucked worse than ever.
I think as a coach, you can be as nice as you want, but ultimately you have to demand accountability and the guys who play for you have to know that you demand. I think Lovie is too nice and too loyal at times. You don't have to scream and yell and berate players either when going about it.

Certain personality types will just take advantage of a guy like Lovie, slack off, and be content with going through the motions and cashing their million dollar pay check. Those types need more structure and discipline. Those who don't need to be babysat as much, will also function well under someone who is a bit more disciplinarian ... so long as you are not a complete psycho like Mike Singletary was as a coach in SF (his players were literally scared of him).

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Dec 19, 2012
 
Sublime1 wrote:
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I also think the bears are going to get worse, before they get better, simply because the defense, which has been the cornerstone of the team, for so long, is getting old.
The defense is done. The Bears need to have a firesale this off season and trade some of those aging defense members to help re-stock the roster. I doubt that Virginia McCaskey will allow Emery and company to do that though. Sadly, she's the major barrier between the Bears and the 21st century.

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#77430
Dec 19, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
OMG edog has the best holiday avatar! That is nasty! Is it Amy Winehouse?
Thanks. I think it's just some random woman. I had originally posted a pic of a scantily clad hottie in a naughty Santa uniform, but I guess topix didn't like it. Then I had two scantily clad women in naughty Santa uniforms whipping each other in a dungeon, but the tiny avatar pic didn't turn out too well, so I settled on this one to help get people in the holiday mood.
:)

I think if the Bears don't win the superbowl this season, Lovie is gone.

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#77431
Dec 19, 2012
 
Is Jay Cutler really as bad as that anonymous post here makes him out to be?

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