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Forum: Other Talk
04-04-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,869
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: What is considered an "old timer" 'round here?

:wave:

Holy shit, I joined almost 20 years ago.
Forum: Other Talk
02-22-15, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,175
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: Is this a subtle eBay/Half.com scam or legit?

bump.

So my wife received a very similar email to the one OP posted back in December 2012 from half. We ignored it (and the subsequent follow-up email).

We received a letter in the mail from...
Forum: Other Talk
01-01-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 24,148
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: Fear the Winterpocalypse -- Snow Season ('14-'15)

January 1st and there is no snow on the ground in Chicago. Last year at the same time we had at least 4-5" and were knocking on the door to the polar vortex.
Forum: Other Talk
12-30-14, 08:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,891
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: Whatcha Doin' For New Year's?

Not sure, but probably the same as others with young kids ...
Forum: Other Talk
07-30-14, 11:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,506
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: Do you still have a landline phone?

Yes. Well, VOIP. Super cheap - $60 for 2 years of service with 2,000 minutes per month via Vestalink using the ObiHai. Used to be $0 through Google Voice, but they killed something that forced me...
Forum: Other Talk
07-30-14, 11:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,679
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: How much is your internet/TV/phone bill?

$22/mo right now for Comcast
$0 cable
$0 landline (VOIP)
Forum: Other Talk
07-30-14, 11:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,925
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: Where to stay in Tokyo?

+1

Wife and I went up to have a drink at the bar and the view was awesome.

Another tip: Visit Tsukjiji Market (http://www.tsukiji-market.or.jp/tukiji_e.htm). You will have to get up EARLY...
06-07-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 49,861
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: Notable Amazon Instant Video Freebies, Discounts, New Additions

Thanks for moving my thread, sorry. :)

I was specifically asking about the Roku (2 or 3).
06-07-13, 07:54 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 49,861
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: Notable Amazon Instant Video Freebies, Discounts, New Additions

Has there been any discussion on bringing HD streaming for Prime members?
03-29-13, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 142,379
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: The Roku Thread

Got the e-mail that my Roku 2 will be getting a new UI.

Anybody know when the PBS channel will be going live?
Forum: Other Talk
09-16-11, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 984
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: 5 days in London- tips?

British Museum - The "look what we stole from around the world museum"
and a Walking Tour of the pubs along the Thames is pretty cool.
Forum: Other Talk
08-30-11, 09:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,865
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: Does the internet feel the same as it did when you first went on? (90's-now)

Interesting comment. There was an article in NYT about how college roommates used to be totally random. You didn't know who you were getting until you showed up to campus. Today, with Facebook,...
Forum: Other Talk
07-07-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,964
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: Any Keurig users? where do you buy your K-cups?

better question - what are your desired k-cups?
Forum: Other Talk
07-07-11, 02:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,525
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: What to see and do in Chicago Illinois?

is the search function broken today?
Forum: Other Talk
06-24-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,407
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: Taste of Chicago 2011

I can see ToC from my office for the last 10 years. I've gone a handful of times and regret it nearly every time. So I think I'm skipping it for the next 10-15 years.
Forum: Other Talk
06-24-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,239
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: Teens steal car, go joyriding & die in gruesome crash

The lone survivor was arrested last night and he credits his survival to wearing a seatbelt once the car started shaking.

It seems like the kids were going to go through a bunch of unlocked cars...
Forum: Other Talk
06-19-11, 08:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,809
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: YAFT: Potbelly Sandwich Shop?

Howard Schultz (of Starbucks fame) has his personal investment in Potbelly's. They've been testing Potbelly/Starbucks combo stores for a while now, but at a minimum I expect them to explode on the...
Forum: Other Talk
06-19-11, 08:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,817
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: coffee!

The people in this thread would raise their noses at my Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts.
Forum: Other Talk
06-19-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 51,527
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: Post your pic, ya big wuss! (2011)

The shirtless one is my son.
Forum: Other Talk
06-19-11, 12:52 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 51,527
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: Post your pic, ya big wuss! (2011)

My son and I just a few weeks ago.

http://www.lat42.com/images/whs.jpg
Forum: Other Talk
06-19-11, 10:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,239
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: Teens steal car, go joyriding & die in gruesome crash

On the local news a family friend went on air to tell people that these weren't bad kids. She'd known them since they were toddlers and KNOWS they're weren't bad people. A fund at a local bank will...
Forum: Other Talk
06-03-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: Tech Startups -- boon or bust?

Marc Andreessen (http://online.wsj.com/video/groupon-investor-marc-andreessen-no-tech-bubble/275ED9C5-2BCA-4BFD-9FBA-97BCEF0D48F7.html) says no.
Forum: Other Talk
04-04-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,501
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: 3 email security alerts in one day?

Got one from McKinsey, Tivo, and I think Walgreens.
Forum: Sports Talk
02-17-11, 09:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,398
Posted By ChiTownAbs, Inc

Re: Post your MLB allegiance!

Cubs ... and a season ticket holder since 2011.

(hey congrats rabbitt on the 3rd kid. I remember meeting you when you didn't have #1 yet!)
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