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  1. dffman2001


    Quote: Originally Posted by Konig I think univ of Toronto is better. why? convenience: pearson airport rocks food: the food in montreal isnt as french as whative thought to be, and the variety is not as great as in toronto girls: toronto is slightly warmer for longer period...
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    Digilux 2

    If you are starting from a M camera, then I dont think the digilux is a good choice. First, it has a terrible electronic viewfinder - dont let anyone convince you that it is nearly as good, a tiny sensor that has relatively high noise, and good but not fantastic non-interchangable zoom lens. And...
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    Bought an NEC multi-spin cd rom and, as he is known for in the past, did a great job on the packaging with double boxing and multi layered bubble wrap. Everything works perfectly, communicated often during to process to make sure we were on the same page. He even threw in an extra cable for...
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    Nice Viper, Nice crash, Nice thread

    Quote: Originally Posted by Talonz Why did the guy in front hit the brakes? From what I can tell, he braked going into the turn, then the viper tried to pass and somehow the corvette swerved to the left hitting the viper. Cant say why it swerved...
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    Need a little bit of advice about DHL

    Here is a trip of something I recently sent to the UK... hard to believe how many times they are just going to dump it back into customs again and again and again, and again. 2005/04/20 14:03 Item successfully delivered, safe drop at Receiver's address 2005/04/20 14:03 Item successfully...
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    How big is your ride? SUVs, Hummers and Four Wheelin' Yah or Nay?

    Quote: Originally Posted by pne I hate H2's, they're useless vehicles that don't deserve the hummer badge. Just because its large and has hummer styling doesn't change the fact its built on a tahoe chassis, although most people who buy one probably don't understand what this means and...
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    Around the World Travel

    For your European tour, you would porbably want to fly in and out of Athens and Moscow, because they are much further from the other hot European destinations that travel time by car or train would be exhausting. I was in Euope last summer by train and going through Vienna, Prague, Munich...
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    "All-nighters" are heinous!

    Quote: Originally Posted by philodox Staying up two days in a row is not too bad... you'll get a second wind eventually and will sleep a little longer the next night. I wouldnt recommend 3+ days in a row though... thats when the hallucinations start. Yup, I've had the...
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    Sik Din: original version or new "Ram Din"?

    Anyone ordering one of these in the states? Sik charges $16 for the cheapest method to Canada, and I think it can be done with a $2 envelope if there is no box. PM me and I'll pay for my cable, my shipping, and split your shipping (assuming it isnt ridiculously expensive). Please help!
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    DVD burnin' ?'s

    Here is the guide to creating perfect copies of DVDs split onto 2 disks. You'll need 2 programs, DVD decrypter and Ifoedit. You'll find them on the internet. copy dvds
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    Graduate studies in CANADA or USA?

    Quote: Originally Posted by br-- I see you guys are talking about Farenheit 9/11. Don't you mean Bowling for Columbine? That was about "gun culture", while the former was about Bush and the Iraq war. Right. I stand corrected.
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    Graduate studies in CANADA or USA?

    Quote: Originally Posted by minya This is exactly what I was talking about. Quite amusing, really! I have to disagree on every single point. yes, there are a lot of nice Americans. Didn't say that there weren't. People in Montreal aren't quite as nice as in Calgary. People in...
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    Meier Group Buy Canada shipping date

    Recieved in montreal this morning! Thanks
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    Meier Group Buy Canada shipping date

    Quote: Originally Posted by Natsuiro I only got mine on Wednesday. They had just arrived that day and I went to Trevor's place to pick mine up. You should get yours soon Natsuiro, do you have any contact with Trevor? Does he in fact have all the amps still? Everyone east of...
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    How much does a house cost there?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Natsuiro Casa mia is famous for being big. But I don't think it is worth THAT much compared to alot of Shaughnessy (can't spell) houses. I think Casa mia may be worth around 3m.. but no idea really Casa Mia isn't really that nice. The interior is quite...
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    Olympus E-300 (EVOLT) or Nikon D70? Please advise!

    Quote: Originally Posted by Stornn I wouldn't go for Pentax/Minolta/Olympus simply due to them having crappy lens lineups. For Portrait and Macro, Nikon is superior (unless you are doing 5:1 w/o extension tubes or bellows). For Nikon a 60mm micro will both be a fantastic portrait lens...
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    Olympus E-300 (EVOLT) or Nikon D70? Please advise!

    Pentax has made lenses in 2 different types of mounts: the "pentax screw mount" also known as the "M42", "Zeiss Screw mount" and "universal screw mount" and the "K" mount, which is a bayonet. Anything that says K mount, including the original "K", the newer "Ka" and newer yet "Kaf" mounts...
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    Olympus E-300 (EVOLT) or Nikon D70? Please advise!

    Since you are from around toronto, Vistek might be a good place to visit. There is one is calgary as well and it usually has a lot of gear that you can try.
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    Olympus E-300 (EVOLT) or Nikon D70? Please advise!

    Well, if you are at a photostore, go to the used section and ask to look for a Carl Zeiss lens for the Contax/Yashica mount. Turn the focus, adjust the aperature. The focus should be silky smooth, as if there was a thin layer of oil underneath, and should not feel grainy or make any noise...
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    What are you worth walking around?

    Quote: Originally Posted by jordanr Who are all these people claiming to own watches ranging from $1,500 to $15,000? What? You're either all wealthy, older, or lying. Was this supposed to be a "What are you worth walking around in fantasy land" thread? You are in a forum in...
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    Got my Nikon D70 Digital SLR Today!- Dial-up Warning

    Quote: Originally Posted by IpodSF I just bought a Netutral Density Glass Filter today for $65 from Amazon which should be very cool once I get it. These type of filters are the best to buy first I hear. Should be interested. You should look into a polarizer - that should be the...
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    Got my Nikon D70 Digital SLR Today!- Dial-up Warning

    Don't get too caught up in the technology - its the photography that counts. For the best deal around look for an old, well made SOLID camera, such as the Olympus OM or Contax and picks up some really high quality primes. Of course, film isn't "cool" anymore... BTW, there are adaptors for...
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    Passing PayPal fees on to buyers when selling your items...

    I dont believe the 3% fees are bogus. Notice that they only apply to credit card transactions. This 3% fee is a standard fee incurred on ALL credit car transactions. However, stores will absorb the fees because of increased sales. Sometimes, during a sale, you will notice that stores say cash or...
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    new jaguar

    Quote: Originally Posted by zowie And you missed another reason -- some of the computer controlled automatics have become excellent over the last 5-10 years, shifting fast and figuring out the right gear virtually all of the time and can actually offer better performance than a manual...