Topix Chitown Regulars

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#81674 Mar 4, 2013
RACE wrote:
Morning all,

So a scone is basically a glazed biscuit, kinda disappointing.
Right? I don't buy them too often. I do like them (certain ones) with some butter though. Some people use clotted cream (confession: I don't know what clotted cream is) or honey, or jam, or even cream cheese. <shrug> Try a cranberry/orange one...my favorite.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#81675 Mar 4, 2013
Thanks Tonka,
I will need to get some hands on time at best buy or walmart. Not really sure what I would use it for other than jacking into Topix after I lock up the laptop.
Can you stream from netflix with a slower cpu? What would be a min cpu speed (in your view).
Mister Tonka wrote:
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Is a $150 one goodas a $300 one? Is a Toyota Corolla as good as a Lexus? No. But depending on what you are going to use it for, it might do the job just as well. It just won't be as fast or have the same amount of bells and whistles.
Inet - you either have to buy one with a monthly data plan thru a cell provider or you have to have a wifi router set up at home so you can use your wirelessly connect to your home internet connection thatyou are already paying for. Phone companies are starting to offer the ability to pay something like $10 extra a month if you wantto add a tablet to your existing cell phone data plan.
USB - they will all plug into your computer if you wantto transfer files. Few if any have a USB port for you plug a USB ddrive into. Some have a memory card slot, some don't.
Phone hotspot - depends on the carrier - ATT branded phones have disabled the menu option to turn your phone into a wifi hotspot(but they have not disabled the functionality, so you can use other programs to turn it on). My co-worker has another carrier, and they have disabled the funtionality altogether. They want you to pay the extra monthly fee to be able to use that functionality.
Hard drive - no. A hard drive has an actual spinning disk in it. They do not have hard drives, but they do have flash memory which serves the same purpose. So a low end one will have 8 or 16 GB, a higher end will have 32 or 64 gb.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#81676 Mar 4, 2013
RACE wrote:
Thanks!
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Just get the Galaxy tablet. It's the best one out there. I would have kept the one I had, but I didn't use it as much as I thought I would. Expensive toy. <shrug> Also, they are Android so you don't have the whole "Apple owns you" thing going on. Unless you're one of those Apple fanatics, if so I apologize (she says as she puts the mac book air into her shopping cart).

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#81677 Mar 4, 2013
RACE wrote:
Thanks Tonka,
I will need to get some hands on time at best buy or walmart. Not really sure what I would use it for other than jacking into Topix after I lock up the laptop.
Can you stream from netflix with a slower cpu? What would be a min cpu speed (in your view).
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I don't have netflix, but my tablet is a year and a half old and no longer in production. I have no problem with youtube. I imagine most mid-range and probably low end ones sold today would do just fine.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#81678 Mar 4, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
It's illegal to drive drunk afterglow and police would just be doing their job,...
I just had to laugh at this.

Clearly Sub is trying to say after all, but his autofill filled in afterglow.

What are you usually typing, Sub, that this is what it picks?
:D

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#81679 Mar 4, 2013
RACE wrote:
Thanks Tonka,

Can you stream from netflix with a slower cpu? What would be a min cpu speed (in your view).
<quoted text>
FWIW I can stream Netflix on my phone. I *think* that would be a "slower CPU?"

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#81681 Mar 4, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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I send poetry to Bambi, lol.
In the afterglow of the morning mist.
I long to hold you in a sweet embrace.
Fear not my love and do not be pis$ed
I jizzed all over some other girls face.
Stuff like that.
ROFLMAO
:p
Yeah, that's what I thought.
:D

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#81682 Mar 4, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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I send poetry to Bambi, lol.
In the afterglow of the morning mist.
I long to hold you in a sweet embrace.
Fear not my love and do not be pis$ed
I jizzed all over some other girls face.
Stuff like that.
ROFLMAO
:p
You should write for Hallmark.

;)

Since: Aug 08

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#81683 Mar 4, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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You should write for Hallmark.
;)
That's what I was thinking!

Since: Aug 08

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#81684 Mar 4, 2013
I like how it started out so sweet and then suddenly took a turn for the worse, lol.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#81685 Mar 4, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
I like how it started out so sweet and then suddenly took a turn for the worse, lol.
It was definitely unpredictable. The stamp of a good greeting card, IMO.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#81686 Mar 4, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Right? I don't buy them too often. I do like them (certain ones) with some butter though. Some people use clotted cream (confession: I don't know what clotted cream is) or honey, or jam, or even cream cheese. <shrug> Try a cranberry/orange one...my favorite.
Clotted cream is sort of like creme fraiche, or slightly sweet(less sour) greek yogurt or thick sour cream

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#81687 Mar 4, 2013
Thats the thing, I dont want an expensive toy I wont use enough. So I am trying to think of what else (besides topix) I will use it for.
Mimi Seattle wrote:
<quoted text>
Just get the Galaxy tablet. It's the best one out there. I would have kept the one I had, but I didn't use it as much as I thought I would. Expensive toy. <shrug> Also, they are Android so you don't have the whole "Apple owns you" thing going on. Unless you're one of those Apple fanatics, if so I apologize (she says as she puts the mac book air into her shopping cart).

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#81688 Mar 4, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Clotted cream is sort of like creme fraiche, or slightly sweet(less sour) greek yogurt or thick sour cream
im not a fan of it, but i do love me some lemon curd... i also like the strawberry preserves taht often get served with tea and scones....

Since: Aug 08

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#81689 Mar 4, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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It was definitely unpredictable. The stamp of a good greeting card, IMO.
I heard this Saturday Night skit on NPR. It's Angelou Maya Greeting Cards:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7msb6_satur...

It takes awhile to load, but it's so funny.

Since: Aug 08

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#81690 Mar 4, 2013
Whoops, I mean Maya Angelou, lol.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#81691 Mar 4, 2013
So, went to Texas this weekend. Had a great time with my 1 Illinois friend that flew with me and 2 Texas friends. Texas friend C has three kids who are soon to be 7, 5, and 3. As she's driving us to the airport yesterday, she drops the bomb that her husband's vasectomy didn't work and she's 8 weeks pregnant with #4. She is d-e-v-a-s-t-a-t-e-d right now. They had gotten rid of all of the baby stuff, she was very much looking forward to just having the last kid at home during the day next school year, etc, etc, etc.

It caught me so off guard, I had no idea what to say, other than "you can do it". Sending her a note right now, via actual snail mail and I'm hoping I can say the right things.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#81692 Mar 4, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
So, went to Texas this weekend. Had a great time with my 1 Illinois friend that flew with me and 2 Texas friends. Texas friend C has three kids who are soon to be 7, 5, and 3. As she's driving us to the airport yesterday, she drops the bomb that her husband's vasectomy didn't work and she's 8 weeks pregnant with #4. She is d-e-v-a-s-t-a-t-e-d right now. They had gotten rid of all of the baby stuff, she was very much looking forward to just having the last kid at home during the day next school year, etc, etc, etc.
It caught me so off guard, I had no idea what to say, other than "you can do it". Sending her a note right now, via actual snail mail and I'm hoping I can say the right things.
Yipes! It must suck to be one of those crazy statistics.

So I gotta ask... she told you guys this at the END of the trip. Did she not drink all weekend and no one noticed?(This is me assuming a girls weekend involves lots of drinking).

Since: Aug 08

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#81693 Mar 4, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
So, went to Texas this weekend. Had a great time with my 1 Illinois friend that flew with me and 2 Texas friends. Texas friend C has three kids who are soon to be 7, 5, and 3. As she's driving us to the airport yesterday, she drops the bomb that her husband's vasectomy didn't work and she's 8 weeks pregnant with #4. She is d-e-v-a-s-t-a-t-e-d right now. They had gotten rid of all of the baby stuff, she was very much looking forward to just having the last kid at home during the day next school year, etc, etc, etc.
It caught me so off guard, I had no idea what to say, other than "you can do it". Sending her a note right now, via actual snail mail and I'm hoping I can say the right things.
Yeah, that sucks. You are supposed to provide them with samples to make sure it worked. I wonder if he did so. I never did so, but I had my procedure awhile ago.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#81694 Mar 4, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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Yipes! It must suck to be one of those crazy statistics.
So I gotta ask... she told you guys this at the END of the trip. Did she not drink all weekend and no one noticed?(This is me assuming a girls weekend involves lots of drinking).
She had been having all kinds of health problems related to diet, so she's essentially doing paleo (meat and veggies, no sugar, no carbs, no dairy) and doesn't drink anymore (it was awesome to have a permanent DD the whole weekend). I *thought* she was drinking coffee in the mornings, but I guess it was decaf tea. Plus, since being on that diet, she's probably down 15 lbs since I saw her last, and she was already thin.

I said so many stupid things in retrospect, before I knew "Oh, are you going back to work after #3 starts kindergarten?" I even joked about a fourth kid with a similar name because all three existing kids have matchy-matchy names. Ugh, foot in mouth. She was just bawling when she told us.:(

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