Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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  1. sapient007

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    side note.. i see that coolblue is prob tied up on a rotating spigit next to a wheel of lamb... ransom note to come.
     
  2. TheJRK

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    I don't remember if I did the whole break-in period with my plasma TV. I think I went straight to killing noobs.

    I stopped playing BF3, I was getting reported for cheating too much. 53-6 one match.

    Now I just want to build stuff in Minecraft.
     
  3. sapient007

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    my old dvd player had this auto repeat function. i just ran lord of the ring back to back for a couple of days.

    side note.. i mostly did it b/c my tv was ordered from newegg and returning would be a cunnt..
     
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    1. Don't know why you would want to use a component input on an HDTV, but if that input is dead out of the box, can't be good news for the rest of the components.

    3. It might take you a while to adjust. I currently play on a 55" HDTV, never really had any problem, but you do have to sit far enough back so the whole screen is in your view at the same time.
     
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    spinning pile of meat.... must not look into spinning pile of meat.... duhhhhh....

    Went there today. had a beard to beard (well mine's is really only a 5pm shadow) talk with Mr. Jannat on world affairs over his TV screen on CNN. After agreeing that the world is a eff'ed place right now, he cooked me up some delish gyro on his "spinning pile of meat.... duhhhhh"
    Couldn't really say alot of about his Kubideh (ground sirloin). It was alittle too lean for me, thus texture was too fine for me. Had their chicken curry and chickpeas as sides. It was okay. The flavor is pretty good, would prefer a thicker curry. Their bread was kinda hard though. Spent like $22 on lunch today, but it was a great experience. I enjoyed talking to the big bearded gentleman alot.
    btw, what's the spice they put over their bag of fries? It's black pepper, salt, and a mystery spice. It made it really tasty!
    Sap: Let me know when you have time in the near future. We can meet at Smithsonian and i must bring you to Kabob Palace. You'll be blown away.
     
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  8. sapient007

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    cnn.. that must be the weekday tv schedule for him.. he had on aljazeera when i was there... like a training video for the al qaeda.. his english was surprisingly good tho...
     
  9. JRstriker12

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    Free-ish... $300 install fee. But the price on the gigabit internet service is priced right. Hope all the cable companies are shaking in their boots.
     
  10. datsveryinterestin

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    plz don't make fun of my component and composite inputs. everything i own is from 1982!

    starting the upgrade process is painful.
    but im gonna upgrade upgrade (cue beyonce)

    break in period. ohhhhh sheeeeeeet.

    apparently there is only 1 a/v input so i just have to wait until my hdmi cables arrive and then toss out some of my lame tivos and dvd players.

    im getting a little better at BF3 but i used the excuse to buy a 320gb harddrive so i can actually DL the HD graphics for BF3. yeah, that's the ticket! (cue SNL dood)

    can't believe this thing works after shoving it in my tiny car. and then i carried it in and set it up by myself. the thing is huge and weighs a ton and is awkward as hel.l. but i was determined to set it up. like a honey badger.

    ok peace out. gotta look up bluray players and other gadgets to make the man-cave saweeeeet
     
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    has anyone tried sodamod yet? if so, does it work? sick of buying bottled bubble water.
     
  12. datsveryinterestin

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    I fixed my bf3 problem... had to raise the brightness. Scoring much better now!
    I saw some burn in but it disappeared so hopefully its not permenant. Playing Apocalypse Now in HD to hopefully help the screen recover.
    My Tv was assemblednin Mexico. Hrmmmmm dunno bout that
     
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    dats i still have like a 36in tube tv. i win! lol

    tennis chemnist we hitting or not?
     
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    quick question for everyone here? are SSD weather and shockproof? Planning to build me a external hard drive. Saw a deal on newegg 240GB SSD (Kingston) for $170. Thinking about pulling trigger.
     
  15. PaulMan

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    I doubt it's weather or shock proof much but why would you want an external SSD? You won't see the speed benefits of SSD with USB 2.0 or even 3.0 has enough inherent latencies that it's really a waste to use that money for so little storage space without the speed benefits.
     
  16. TheJRK

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    ^^^ What he said... just kidding, I don't know what the hell you guys are talking about.

    SSD? Sounds like something I caught from the mama-sans in Nam.
     
  17. PaulMan

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    LOL! Solid State Disk - flash memory hard drive
     
  18. tennismonkey

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    cb -- you could put that ssd in an esata drive enclosure. it's about half as fast as internal sata. in real world testing it's marginally faster than usb 3.0. it really comes down to if your pc has usb 3.0 - go with that. if not esata is easy and cheap to outfit to your pc.

    for breakfast i had a naked juice protein zone. tasted like a really tasty banana apple smoothie with liquid chalk.

    [​IMG]
     
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    thanks for the advice. What I wanted was something i can put in my backpack for work. I had one external hd broke bcz it couldn't handle the bumps and bruises of metro, driving, big burly men like me, sitting on a sub-compact 2 seaters on metro.
    maybe i am better off just buying a couple of big flash drives.

    tmonk: I remember your drink next time I have indigestion. The chalky feel will be a good substitute for pepto. =)
     
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    CB.. do you drive to work? where do you even park. must be govie to have such long lunch breaks.
     
  22. JRstriker12

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    The BBQ at TennisMonkey's place: [​IMG]
     
  23. tennismonkey

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    you are too generous wookie. like george jefferson i've moved on down. mine is now a kia grill. and it's kinda small so it's a kia gril.

    what's for lunch people? i'm thinking bout trying this:

    [​IMG]
     
  24. tennischemist

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    CB, I think that SSDs are overkill if you aren't using it as a boot drive, doubly so if they are bottlenecked by their interface.

    As far as shockproof, they are probably as shockproof as anything can be since there are no moving parts but you could probably knock the solder out if you really tried.
     
  25. tennismonkey

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    how about a bunch of these?

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    PROFIT?
     
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  26. JRstriker12

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    That's not lunch.

    BTW- Can you eat sleep for lunch? I've got a sleep craving like you wouldn't believe!!!
     
  27. JRstriker12

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    Nah.... Ever try storing data this way?

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  28. datsveryinterestin

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    hey tech gurus,

    i want to build a HD-PVR machine that allows burning onto DVD/blu-ray.
    i think ill need this: Hauppauge Colossus PCI Express Internal HD-PVR
    is that true?
    and if so what else will i need?
    i went to some PVR forum and the sticky thread was as long as TWMACs, so im hoping yallz can just break it down for me. i guess i need to figure out which channels have HDCP copy protection for different providers. guess i can still use component cables or sumn.
    oooh so complicated.


    p.s. - should i get direcTV? you like it?
     
  29. PaulMan

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    DirecTV is great...except when it's raining! lol
     
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    TM...are you juicing?
     
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    A shorter and more to the point HTPC guide for the AMD chipset: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5906/amd-llano-htpc-builders-guide/1

    Engadget also has a pretty straight forward builder's guide: http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/31/how-to-build-a-multi-talented-htpc-for-roughly-1-000/

    Last time I priced out direct TV, it seemed like it would cost an arm and a leg. Seems like they have some good programming for tennis (channels covering several different courts during GS) but it was too much to switch from Verizon.
     
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    When I had it in Florida, only the HD channels would go out in the rain. Standard definition always stayed on.
     
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    top -- dipping my toes. too lazy and cheap to buy a juicer. dem janks are expensive for something you have to clean daily. if i wanted to clean something daily, i'd have kids. FML.

    anyone going to citi open next week?
     
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    dude, this is the place I hit all the time. I was there three times last week. I usually call ahead and drive it back.

    Their Kubieh is good but alittle spicy (in terms of spices), bone-in chicken is good, but if you feel like spending $13, go for the lamb chops! It's awesome!
    You have to wait at least 15 min for your food cause all their kabobs are cooked over a charcoal pit (it's in front of you).
    Remember, when ordering (and the guy in the front has the personality of the Kabob Na zi), tell them no salad! You'll get two sides instead of one.
    They got great sides! It's alittle greasy. But it's sooooo.... good.
    Lahori Choley (chickpeas) I think you can only get it cooked right at this place and Ravi Kabob's down the road.
    Spinach and Potato. It has a good kick to it. But really not into spinach.
    Since today is Friday they serve Haleem (Goat cooked in this lentil stew. has a really good rich consistency)
    and Bindi stew (Okra) didn't care for it too much. I prefer my okra the Indian way, dry and fried.
    Oh yeah, get some of their raw onions and squeeze some lemon on there. It's goes really well with the sides.

    Also, they bake their breads in a gas tandoor. Really good chewiness to their bread. Goes well with the cilantro/mint yogurt mix they give.
    I'll definitely go next week again. if ur free and want to meet at Smithsonian, I can drive up there.

    @JRK: Have you been to Crystal City Restaurant? =) That's VA's version of a boobie bar.
     
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    Haha!

    One of the gals I work with juices regularly, and brings it in sometimes. Most of them taste really terrible!

    I've had the first one you posted before. Not bad. I know there is no added sugar, but the sugar is still pretty high.

    Have you tried the low sugar muscle milks? They have some good flavors too (banana smoothie...cake batter, yes, I said CAKE BATTER!)

    I think I'm going to try to go Friday.
     
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    topeezy - yesh the sugar content is pretty high. i likes mine ice cold so i put it in a cup with ice and sip it over the course of an hour or two. i will try some other options with less calories too. think i'm going monday or tuesday to the sovran bank, i mean legg mason, i mean citi open.


    cb - what's the best indian in our neck of the woods? i'm craving some curry and funky smelling goodness.
     
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    Gonna take a cab straight there since I'll be drinking. The wife and I ate at some place right off U Street (kinda near Bohemian Caverns) during restaurant week. Can't remember what it was called, but it was nice inside and the food was pretty good.
     
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    Haha, when I first moved here someone told me that place had great steaks. I didn't go because at the time I wasn't eating meat. A few years later a female co-worker told me that she was tricked into going there by some guys that she worked with (during her time at the Pentagon). Then she told me what was inside.
     
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    come to my house. ive been makin all sorts of pureed veggie curries. mash up a bunch of veggies and add a whole spice rack in crockpot. serve over rice = supreme tennis health

    although i am fresh out so (2) district taco al pastor tacos are on their way to me. nom nom

    just played my first round of BF3 with new 320gb hard drive for HD video content and HDMI cables. its like a whole new game! AWESOME!

    tennis tonight? wakefield hs? 8pm? whos in?
     
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    I dont understand, if thats the flavor how could not say that? Im not exactly sure how cake batter tastes though. I guess it depends on what kind of cake. Was it choclate cake batter? vanilla? sponge? pound?

    Anyway muscle milk aint bad.
     
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    When my dad was in his arnold swarzanegger mr olympia mode he would make his own meal replacement shakes. It smelled nasty, i never got the courage to try it. But here what he would do.

    Two cans Tuna
    I baked potato
    water
    mix
    drink

    I just mixed up a Met-rx
     
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    who is coming over to help install 60" plasma over brick fireplace.

    sign up and let me know who is bringing the tapcon screws.
    hurry only 3 spots left!
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    i have 6 pack of MGD for the most helpful macer!
     
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    xbox or pc? Did you get Close quarters?

    So wish I had a PC for this game. The super huge maps in the next DLC are going to require more than 24 players - Caspian border can be a ghost town in conquest.
     
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    xbox. i don't have close quarters.
    in fact my xbox live subscription ends in 2 days.
    so i gotta figure out wut im gonna do.

    i mainly just play Metro on conquest. im terribly slow though.
    but for some reason i always go back to that map.
     
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    Metro on conquest is pretty fun sometimes. It's pretty fast paced and a lot of battles. Plus once you push the other side off the "B" flag, you basically have them spawn trapped.

    Should have to pay full price for XBL, you can usually find a gold card out there for about $10 off normal price.
     
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