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  1. Nah, the price isn't supposed to drop, because the i5 is supposed to become the mainstream processor. And even if it does drop $70 (extremely unlikely) - then it would be the same as buying it now. Thus, I lose nothing by buying now. _EW_
  2. Sorry jaymack, they've found you out _EW_
  3. He's an Aussie - and obviously very bitter about it _EW_
  4. Yeah I plan on OCing a bit, maybe just somewhere around 3.0 or 3.2. Next is the mobo _EW_
  5. Enough said. I won't be able to use it for a few months, as it's my first part bought and I'm buying slowly as things go on sale, but.... at least I picked it up for $199.99 - a savings of $70 if I would have bought it from Newegg. _EW_
  6. Wow, how did I miss this good nonsense? So we're to believe it... because you say so? That's really not a valid argument (nor is it sound). One of the first things I agree with you on - except I realize that the OP takes offense. Perhaps because you've provided no empirical evidence nor an actual argument as to why you believe these things. Perhaps because you refuse to think critically when counterarguments are presented. I'm not sure which. I know you are but what am I? That's all well and good. Could you please give a logical syllogism for us to discuss instead of yelling "Nuh-uh" in every post? Thanks in advance. ^^See above. You refuse to think critically and refuse to provide an argument, and thus, neither party is able to change their opinions. _EW_ PS Awesome thread
  7. _EW_ And Aash would lose to Avery in a faceoff
  8. Thanks Q. Going down tomorrow morning to MicroCenter, they've got July 4 hours and I've already preordered. _EW_
  9. Don't AP scores come out in July? I was expecting a post from you in the good things thread in the Swamp (or the bad things thread, I suppose) :)



  10. Sets of three, guys. Hopefully this is over now. RIP. _EW_
  11. A few shots from the vacation house we're renting in San Pedro, off of the coast of Belize: Show spoiler (hidden content - requires Javascript to show) The upstairs kitchen. Show spoiler (hidden content - requires Javascript to show) The hammock in which I napped yesterday. Show spoiler (hidden content - requires Javascript to show) 2 pictures from my front door. Show spoiler (hidden content - requires Javascript to show) 2 from the balcony. I forgot to get one of the front of the house, you'll have to wait for that one. I went parasailing yesterday; maybe I'll get some more pics up today. Let's just say I'm thoroughly enjoying myself. _EW_
  12. I know it's a bit rude to post links in response, but here goes: A wrong action is something that is against a categorical imperative, as seen in deontology. Unfortunately, I know that you don't agree with Immanuel Kant in this respect, mur'phon Whereas I tend to believe him depending on my mood _EW_
  13. This is all very confusing to the rest of us. Just FTR _EW_
  14. I was, Jae Thanks for the wellwishing. Everything went fine today, and the island is gorgeous. I'll take some pictures tomorrow and put them up for you to all drool over _EW_
  15. Everything went alright today - and the place is gorgeous. I'll be uploading some photos tomorrow. I'll probably post them in the "Good Things" thread _EW_
  16. RIP, even if you did touch little boys. _EW_
  17. 7 posts in a row. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. _EW_
  18. (A tl;dr version is at the end.) As some of you know, I was set to leave for vacation this morning at 2 am from Philadelphia International Airport, one stop to Belize City, Belize. To start: this is a family vacation - my parents and I, my girlfriend and my sister, and my one set of grandparents. I'm the oldest in the family so my grandparents are still on the younger side. Well, let me recount a few of the details of my day. I wake up at about 2 am, leave to go to Philadelphia International Airport, and arrive as planned. The first problem occurs when we try to use the automated kiosks in order to print our boarding passes. Three tries later we are told by an agent that the problem is that one of us is on the Security List - but of course, she doesn't know who, so all of our bags need to be Xrayed and searched. Granted, that's not the airline's fault - yet. Just wait for it. Ok, now we fly to Miami, my one stopover. The flight isn't too rough, the crew seems nice, and the 737 is clean. So we get off the plane, and we're lucky in that the reboarding is at the same gate. We go to the bathroom and come back to our gate and the flight information is no longer up on the board. I go up to ask the agent and he tells me that my flight is canceled. No announcement, nothing. About 10 minutes later he comes on the loudspeaker and tells me (and the 50 other people on the flight) that we should go to the next gate to get rebooked for the 1:45 flight to Belize instead of the 10:10 departure we were expecting. Annoying? Yes. Acceptable? I guess so. But that's not all! We go over to the counter and we get a woman agent talking to us. I'll say this upfront - she was an idiot. Incompetent, incompetent imbecile. She tells us at first that she has nothing to do with this - and that she has no idea as to why our flight was canceled. So we ask her to give us new boarding passes and she says that she can't and that they'll give us new boarding passes tomorrow morning. At this point, I become quite irate. And, if you guys know how I get over the internet, imagine how I act when I actually yell in person. So me (and I'm 6'3") and my dad (who is 6'2" and bigger than I am) start to make a scene. My grandfather tears up his American Airlines Advantage card and starts talking about how he was never flying with them again. The woman (who at this point, we assume has nothing to do with our problems) books us for tomorrow's flight. I start to talk to the group of 8 behind us (a Church Mission trip) and they are being put on tomorrow's too. Well a few minutes later the mission trip group gets boarding passes because apparently the other agent isn't an absolute moron. They let us know what happened and we complain even more. The most that the agent can do is give us hotel vouchers - we have 7 people and we demand 7 hotel rooms. We get put up at the Holiday Inn. They give us $10/person for lunch and $10/person for dinner and $5/person for breakfast tomorrow. Maybe that is acceptable if we're buying food in Philly or in Wisconsin - but in Miami, FL? $10 bought me a slice of pizza and a soda for lunch. I can't wait until I get to the hotel restaurant tonight - a pasta dish starts at $14.95. All the while, we're asking to see a supervisor and being told that it's not her fault. Oh, but it is. Best part: we get told that our luggage is being pulled off the plane and that it will be ready - in 2 or 3 hours. Absurd, yes. But we go to the hotel and wait about 4.5 hours and go back to the airport. As we get back to the airport we see that the other flight (the 1:45pm one) was delayed almost an hour. Perhaps that was a luggage problem? I beg you, continue on. Well we get downstairs to the baggage claim. We ask the guy where our luggage is (7 bags, mind you) and he tells us that he's not sure. It hasn't been pulled off the plane yet. "None of it has..." and other assorted lies. He gives us a phone number to call and check (we're supposed to every hour) to see if our bags got off. So we walk back upstairs, march to the first class counter and demand to speak with a supervisor. Thank God, we get someone with some intelligence this time. Ms. Soto calls around to 5 or 6 different people and finally tells us that she's pretty sure our baggage likely got sent on without us to Belize City. She also told us that we could file a claim with AA after buying things for ourselves in Miami (mind you, we have no transportation at all except the bus between the hotel and the airport) since we're not sure where anything is. I thought (like that House episode) that you couldn't send a plane off without the passengers of the checked luggage? Go figure. Well, guess who now has no clothes? My dad has one swimming suit and one shirt, I have one pair of boxers, and my girlfriend has one pair of shorts. The other 4 members of our party have absolutely nothing to wear for the next 24 hours. For now, I'm stuck in a Holiday Inn hotel room, in my pajamas with no clothes and no deodorant. Our connecting flight from Belize City to the Island off the shore needs to be rebooked. Our luggage may in fact be missing since we can't confirm where it is. Our house that we rented (not cheap) is sitting empty. The food we had delivered to that house today is sitting in the refrigerator. The scuba dive boat my dad chartered is not, in fact, ferrying him to a good dive spot. It's like throwing money out the window. I can't wait to come back tomorrow and tell you the rest of the story - since our problems seem far from over. For all of you who like the tl;dr version: I'm stuck until tomorrow morning at 10:10 am at a Holiday Inn in Miami instead of in my rented house on an island off of Belize. American Airlines is a sucky company - one mistake after another. Never ever use them. Please comment on this travesty. Please tell me that my anger explosion is justified. Please. _EW_
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