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  1. All, The outpouring of your responses, stories, and kind words from this community have been truly remarkable and generous, and have made us realize how liked and respected he was by so many others. The sorrow will hopefully subside but the memories of having him in our lives will always remain. Knowing that he touched so many others' lives adds to those memories and we will cherish those forever. Thank you all for being a part of our extended family. Sincerely, The Crew
  2. Hello, SA Folks, It is with heavy heart and deep personal sadness we inform you of the passing of "Ancient_Mariner". He rounded his last mark, so to speak, on 12/24/15, at 3:16pm local time. For those of you who knew, conversed with, followed, etc. him and his posts, he thoroughly enjoyed and looked forward to his time, conversations, banter, humor, stories, advice, camaraderie, support, friendship, and any other applicable noun not currently coming to mind. For that, his family (and his spirit, I personally believe) says "Thank you". Clearly there are tons of nautical toasts and other similar sayings out there. Instead of trying to pick one or create one from many, let's try one from the heart: Rest in peace, Dad, as the lighthouse guides your way to your final destination, wherever that may be. May your sails always be full, the weather pleasant, and the seas calm. Thank you for the guidance and support throughout the journey. With deepest love and respect, your Crew.
  3. Don't say I didn't warn you guys..... Here's a clear sign that MS knows about the problems: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/troubleshoot-problems-installing-updates#1TC=windows-7
  4. Unplug it from the wall for about 15 minutes. If that doesn't work, buy another one. You will NOT get any usable help from HP. I bought a 6700 to replace a 3200 series a few years ago. The "new" one goes through ink 3 times faster, manages to need all 3 colors at the same time, is noisier, is a PITA with it's constant "maintenance", and does most things worse than the "old" one. I fucking hate it and would give anything to have the 3200 back. There's a lengthy thread on HP's site about the ink usage, and at no point do they actually acknowledge any of the problems, nor address the complaints.
  5. Nice..... The last guy (landing) needs new gloves.
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  7. Aren't you kinda far from Clear Lake?
  8. Oh crap. I had such a blast there one July 4th weekend a very long time ago. I remember me and a couple of hotties at the end of the bar closest to the door. All of a sudden some cowboy came running down the hallway, slammed into the middle of the bar with his stomach, head hit the bar top, went down for the count, came to about 15 minutes later and calmly ordered a drink. Great bands, good mex food. Good times...
  9. I don't give a fuck. Why should I? I'll be DEAD.
  10. Gee, I don't know. Looking up at the sky for hours seems like a pretty fucking boring thing to do. I've seen the sky before.
  11. I guarantee that, if ever it reaches market, it will not be a "Henry Ford affordable" product. So, don't hold your breath.
  12. Unfucking believable. Gee, I wonder why we've lost faith in our government.
  13. Dumb idea that will never fly.
  14. Talk about landing hot..... Where'd they get their tires? Low bid from China?