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  1. Kaphias

    Cars

    I looked at the SX4 as well as the Kizashi a couple of years ago because they were cheap AWD cars. The SX4 is a great car I'm sure, but I'm glad I have the extra space that a full station wagon provides. Good on ya for getting a stick as well! I'm a huge fan of sleepers and would love to do something like a mid-engine station wagon at some point using a Mini Clubman, old Volvo 240, or a '05 Subaru Legacy with something like a Porsche flat 6. Would be nice if you could maintain some sense of reliability with that engine; not much of a sleeper if it blows up. :thumbup: :thumbup:
  2. I don't know, I've always been a fan of the build quality of Apple products, but I'm not very happy with my recent purchase: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpSf8qiRa30 That said, I'm happy with it in every other way. But if you have a limited budget, I'd put what you have towards a non-Apple machine, especially if that's what you're already used to. That's not a screen glitch, the problem's with the OS. You might want to check if you have updates that would fix that. Reinstalled the OS twice now using two different methods. 99% sure it's not the OS. If you reinstalled twice, means it's probably not a driver problem. Not sure what the problem is though since it doesn't look like a hardware issue either. It is possible that the graphics card has something to do with it though. I'd put your laptop on warranty if it's still valid. Considering Apple's very good customer service, I'd definitely have it taken in, assuming he/she is still under Apple Care. It's been in twice already, going in again in 2 weeks. They'll probably completely replace it if this is your third time going in. Doubt it. My guess will be that they'll take it off me to do a logic board replacement, then ship it back to me. Hopefully that fixes it, or else I'll have to deal with trying to go through the whole process again, but without access to an Apple store.
  3. I don't know, I've always been a fan of the build quality of Apple products, but I'm not very happy with my recent purchase: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpSf8qiRa30 That said, I'm happy with it in every other way. But if you have a limited budget, I'd put what you have towards a non-Apple machine, especially if that's what you're already used to. That's not a screen glitch, the problem's with the OS. You might want to check if you have updates that would fix that. Reinstalled the OS twice now using two different methods. 99% sure it's not the OS. If you reinstalled twice, means it's probably not a driver problem. Not sure what the problem is though since it doesn't look like a hardware issue either. It is possible that the graphics card has something to do with it though. I'd put your laptop on warranty if it's still valid. Considering Apple's very good customer service, I'd definitely have it taken in, assuming he/she is still under Apple Care. It's been in twice already, going in again in 2 weeks.
  4. I don't know, I've always been a fan of the build quality of Apple products, but I'm not very happy with my recent purchase: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpSf8qiRa30 That said, I'm happy with it in every other way. But if you have a limited budget, I'd put what you have towards a non-Apple machine, especially if that's what you're already used to. That's not a screen glitch, the problem's with the OS. You might want to check if you have updates that would fix that. Reinstalled the OS twice now using two different methods. 99% sure it's not the OS.
  5. I don't know, I've always been a fan of the build quality of Apple products, but I'm not very happy with my recent purchase: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpSf8qiRa30 That said, I'm happy with it in every other way. But if you have a limited budget, I'd put what you have towards a non-Apple machine, especially if that's what you're already used to.
  6. Is that the thing that hides e-mails? Yes - blind carbon copy hides your email from other recipients.
  7. People who don't use BCC when sending mass emails. Is it really that difficult?
  8. Stepping back a page to the discussion on unarmed policemen, up in rural northern Alaska there is an unarmed law enforcement group called VPSO, or Village Public Safety Officers. VPSOs are meant to be a symbol of law in places that may only be visited by an armed Alaska State Trooper every couple of weeks. They are also trained to fight fires, as well as be the first line of response in the case of a drowning, lost person, or someone in need of immediate emergency medical assistance. They don't have guns, but instead are "armed" with pepper spray and a baton. Since the program was initiated in the late 1970's two VPSOs have been killed (both shot), one just last month. Since then, there has been a bill introduced in the Alaska legislature to arm VPSOs with guns, and it has seen wide bipartisan support. I just thought it might be something many of you may want to read up on, as I believe it's a fairly unique arrangement for the United States and other developed countries. Here's an article on the most recent event: http://www.adn.com/2013/03/20/2832951/vpso-shot-and-killed-in-bristol.html
  9. Now we're on the same page. If you're considering the idea of planning a shooting or killing a bunch of people, you're not a sane person to start with... Reason we have no shootings in Panama is because you actually have to pass a psychiatric test before getting a gun, and even the slightest doubt is enough to forbid you from getting one. Psychiatric tests would be a good start, sure. But lets look at Lanza and Holmes again- even if Lanza was banned from possessing guns, he still had access to them. The root cause of that incident was the lax gun culture that we have in the United States, where some people seem to have no concept of how dangerous guns are... in this case, his mother. As far as Holmes, I believe he was just too smart- there's not much you can do about people like him.
  10. I'd tend to look more at something like this if you're looking for a tragic domestic massacre on United States soil. How is this related to a domestic terrorist? Here: http://en.wikipedia....Timothy_McVeigh Edit: I guess it's my bad for not clarifying myself. I mean people that one day think "hey, I'm gonna go kill a bunch of people because....". Yes, you never mentioned terrorist. Even then, I don't believe McVeigh was someone who, as you said, one day thought "hey, I'm gonna go kill a bunch of people because....". I'm pretty sure he was a planner, as were the shooters in most of the recent events in the U.S. (see: Adam Lanza, James Holmes). While these types of people are, of course, worrying, I don't think there's much we can do about them. They're too smart to leave trails, and whatever mental issues they may have are generally not serious enough to show up on a general screening. Gun regulations won't stop them. The incidents that concern me most are the impulse shootings, ones that I think could have been stopped if the person simply didn't have a gun. This may be the most relevant, recent example of such a case. I don't believe these people have any mental issues, but they got caught on a bad day, frustrated, maybe drunk, and armed with a gun. The gun is a weapon that makes it so easy to kill someone, just pull it out and shoot. And especially in younger generations influenced by video games, the action of shooting a gun at someone (virtual or not) comes so close to being a reflex, especially when under any conditions that affect judgement. Frankly I'd prefer to be confronted by an angry drunk with a big knife... they're a little easier to run from than a bullet. Not sure how clear any of that is, it's the first time I've written my thoughts on the matter out.
  11. I'd tend to look more at something like this if you're looking for a tragic domestic massacre on United States soil.
  12. Kaphias

    Cars

    I like 80s cars as well, though I generally tend to like European cars from that era rather than Japanese or American. You've probably mentioned it before and I've forgotten, but what do you have?
  13. Kaphias

    Cars

    Well I wouldn't call it beautiful, but dang it's in nice shape.
  14. Based on what I'm seeing here, yes.
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