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Forum: European Delivery 06-25-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,323
Posted By Spectre
One option for keeping a Euro-style plate on your...

One option for keeping a Euro-style plate on your car is to order one from GermanPlates.com (http://www.germanplates.com/) that matches the letters/numbers for your real plate. They even have one...
Forum: European Delivery 06-25-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,877
Posted By Spectre
That's the Hotel Sacher...

That's the Hotel Sacher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_Sacher) and the cake is their famous Sachertorte (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sachertorte).

I'm loving the highly illustrated tour and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Spectre
I bought and installed the Bluetooth module...

I bought and installed the Bluetooth module myself. It came with a card that had the 4-digit Bluetooth code on it. Wouldn't the original owner have received such a card? If you can't get that, I'm...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-22-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 601
Posted By Spectre
So, what's your threshold for a non-rip-off...

So, what's your threshold for a non-rip-off cuddle? ;)
Forum: Off-Topic 02-08-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 859
Posted By Spectre
My wife says that a lot of the opening ceremony...

My wife says that a lot of the opening ceremony was not shown by NBC. She was looking at a Chinese news site and there were pictures of sequences we didn't see in the broadcast. Not sure what...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-31-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,402
Posted By Spectre
Well, you won't have to worry about the food...

Well, you won't have to worry about the food anymore. The Encounter Restaurant went out of business on December 31st. Sadly, the view isn't available anymore either -- the observation deck elevator...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-14-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 674
Posted By Spectre
Damn, he's awfully thin to be eating that many...

Damn, he's awfully thin to be eating that many jiaozi by himself! ;)
Forum: Off-Topic 12-25-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 662
Posted By Spectre
Remarkably accurate. Two of the 3 cities it...

Remarkably accurate. Two of the 3 cities it listed bracket where I grew up.:yikes:
Forum: Off-Topic 12-05-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,409
Posted By Spectre
Except that they don't. Think Fernley, NV or...

Except that they don't. Think Fernley, NV or (soon) Patterson, CA. They chose those somewhat remote locations for the cheap land and easy freeway access, not for the sufficient proximity to...
Forum: Off-Topic 11-01-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,192
Posted By Spectre
That reputation was derived over more than a...

That reputation was derived over more than a two-year period. I remember seeing my first plasma TV (a Fujitsu) at Comdex in 1996. Burn-in was still a concern around the time the Kuros came out. I...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-30-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,192
Posted By Spectre
Consumers like thin TVs that don't suffer from...

Consumers like thin TVs that don't suffer from the risk of image burn-in. And let's be honest, Kuros were never cheaper than LCDs.
Forum: Off-Topic 10-07-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By Spectre
Excellent! Congratulations on the new gig. ...

Excellent! Congratulations on the new gig. Enjoy the consulting work. The job can take as much time as you're willing to put into it, so remember to maintain some balance. (Says the former...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-01-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2,458
Views: 163,110
Posted By Spectre
That looks like the updated Death Star explosion...

That looks like the updated Death Star explosion in Star Wars with the lens flare line going through the sun. Nice shot!
Forum: Off-Topic 09-27-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,458
Views: 163,110
Posted By Spectre
What's the name of the restaurant? I should file...

What's the name of the restaurant? I should file that away for whenever I manage to get a business trip to Dallas!
Forum: Off-Topic 09-24-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,458
Views: 163,110
Posted By Spectre
The *OFFICIAL* Post Your CELL PHONE Pics Here!

Nanjing, China at the Confucius Temple during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The place was a zoo with so many people packed in there. I was in town on business, but it was fun to get out despite the...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-24-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By Spectre
Agreed. So many of those blocks come integrated...

Agreed. So many of those blocks come integrated together that they would be inseparable. You get a Broadcom chip, for example, and it comes with 802.11 (Wi-Fi), Bluetooth, and other radio handling...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-24-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,024
Posted By Spectre
I've flown the 787 and the A380. I prefer the...

I've flown the 787 and the A380. I prefer the 787. Much quieter with bigger windows. I was in agony for the lousy seating (really the foot wells under the seats) that LH selected for their A380s. ...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-08-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,290
Posted By Spectre
Thanks for the pickled onion recipe and...

Thanks for the pickled onion recipe and suggestions. I think I know what I'm going to be having just as soon as I get back from my immediate business trip. :yummy:
Forum: Off-Topic 09-08-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,400
Posted By Spectre
I buy gas with my Costco Amex. The 3% cash back...

I buy gas with my Costco Amex. The 3% cash back almost always works out to less than the cash price. Of course, if I'm actually at Costco and buy gas there, it works out even better. :)

I...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-07-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,290
Posted By Spectre
Damn fine looking burger. How did you cook it? ...

Damn fine looking burger. How did you cook it? Grill, flat top, broiler? And was making your own catsup worth it compared with, say, buying an upscale catsup? Heirloom tomatoes really is over the...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-31-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 789
Posted By Spectre
Congrats! Looks like you had perfect conditions...

Congrats! Looks like you had perfect conditions for soloing. Now that you're over the hard part, the rest just keeps getting easier and easier. And whole lot more fun. You're going to love your...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-26-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,024
Posted By Spectre
We'll know in Q2'14 when they're actually...

We'll know in Q2'14 when they're actually supposed to put some in the hands of Air New Zealand. For now, I'm just looking forward to my 787-8 flight in a couple of weeks. :)
Forum: Off-Topic 08-26-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,520
Posted By Spectre
I just gave it a try from a US-based Windows PC. ...

I just gave it a try from a US-based Windows PC. Running Firefox in private mode, it seemed to work fine. I also use an extension (Redirect Cleaner) that strips out Google's result redirects so...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-14-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,320
Posted By Spectre
And here I thought I was being relatively mellow...

And here I thought I was being relatively mellow in my blue BMW. Damn, I guess I'm going to have to amp it up a bit and maintain solidarity with all of those other angry, male BMW drivers.
Forum: Off-Topic 07-16-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,240
Posted By Spectre
That might also have been done if there were a...

That might also have been done if there were a strong crosswind from the right. You land with the upwind wheel(s) first and then as speed bleeds off, the downwind wheels are landed. The front...
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