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Real men fly.....  (This one has a backseat for the wife)

1000

 

Coolest plane ever. 

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The Vali order page went up yesterday. Out of curiosity, anyone here place an order?
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When I was at Lockheed, The SR71 was in the final years prior to the first retirement in 1989. I was cleared to work on the SR71, but I never really did anything on it. The clearance was more just a requirement because the area I worked in still stored the documents and equipment from the old SR71 flight simulator. Many of the older guys I worked with had worked on the SR71 at some point in their career. They had great stories!
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Is there a pilot on-board? Is there a pilot on-board?!? Oh wait, that's me!
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I use a WP8 Lumia 920, I have a Nook HD running a custom Android ROM, and I listen to music on my iPod touch. I'm multi-OS myself,...and there's nothing wrong with it. Fanboi's suck,...it's as simple as that.
+1. Fanboy-ism doesn't help the market. Competition pushes tech to get better and faster. If there were no Android to compete, you would still have 3" iphones and no Ipad minis.
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I would prefer the mfrs stop making ever more gigantic phones. The entire phablet thing makes me crazy. A phone that can't live in the pocket of my jeans is useless.
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Originally Posted by wink View Post
 

Real men fly.....  (This one has a backseat for the wife)

1000

 

Coolest plane ever. 

+1... Habu!

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I would prefer the mfrs stop making ever more gigantic phones. The entire phablet thing makes me crazy. A phone that can't live in the pocket of my jeans is useless.

Agreed. One of the reasons why I'm sticking with iPhone.

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I would prefer the mfrs stop making ever more gigantic phones. The entire phablet thing makes me crazy. A phone that can't live in the pocket of my jeans is useless.

 

:D

 

There is a point beyond which they are too big, I'll grant you that. My 5.5" phone does necessitate loose-fitting pants if I want to pocket it, and I certainly would not want a phone any bigger than this one.

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Any fans of Marvin the Paranoid Android might find this song amusing. I just found it on YouTube.

 

 

It's so silly, but it's catchy. Sadly, it's out of print. There's a low-bitrate mp3 vinyl drop you can search for, but it's never been officially released in digital format. I HATE it when that sort of thing happens. I'm begging the people who own the rights to these things to take my money, and all they'd have to do to take it is run the master tape through some conversion hardware and upload a copy to Amazon MP3. Get the unpaid intern to do it as a practice project if you don't want to spend anything on it.

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"You know what really makes me mad?
They clean me me with a Brillo pad."

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Confession....I'm over 40 and never read the book or saw the movie. When I saw "Marvin the Paranoid Android" in Argyris' post I was imagining Marvin the Martian singing a Radiohead song.:D

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I would prefer the mfrs stop making ever more gigantic phones. The entire phablet thing makes me crazy. A phone that can't live in the pocket of my jeans is useless.

my Note 2 fit in my fat man pants :tongue:

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Oh man - you MUST read the books! The movie is OK - but the books are absolutely fantastic. If you aren't a reader, then load the audiobooks on your DAP. Douglas Adams was a brilliant writer. He was full of great one-liners, for example: "I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by." Or, this one: "If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat."

He had zillions of those: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/4.Douglas_Adams
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Oh man - you MUST read the books! The movie is OK - but the books are absolutely fantastic. If you aren't a reader, then load the audiobooks on your DAP. Douglas Adams was a brilliant writer. He was full of great one-liners, for example: "I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by." Or, this one: "If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat."

He had zillions of those: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/4.Douglas_Adams

 

Seconded. That line about the deadlines is one of my all time favorites. I also like "The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't." I would say that the writing, far more than the plot, was the real draw for me. The introduction said that reading Douglas Adams will permanently rewire your brain, and I have to say it's true. I found myself finding the humor in everyday situations and commenting darkly on it far more often after I read the series. I also instinctively look for bizarre connections between things now, the way Adams clearly did. You know, the word "genius" is thrown around far too often these days, such that it's become cliche. Douglas Adams is one of the few people I actually think is deserving of the word.

 

In fact, because of all this I've just become inspired to read the series again. I'll have to fetch my copy off the shelf.

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I have a Note 3 on the way,...I ordered it instead of the Nokia Lumia 1520. It's got the big screen I need to see what the heck I'm doing, and it has the apps I miss & need that are all unavailable on Windows Phone. When Windows Phone catches up I'll get my Nokia. I will miss WP8,...
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