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  1. 3 hours ago, Fleer said:

    Larry the red nosed deals bear!

    Are you commenting on the amount of Larry's alcohol consumption? Not nice. 😉

    Happy New Years to all, and I really mean that. I do hope 2022 will be a better year for us  all. I didn't think it could get any worse than 2020 and then 2021 comes along. I pray it is not a trend.

    And thanks to Larry and all who not only bring us the best deals, but the best entertainment as well.  This is truly a sanctuary in a crazy world.

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  2. 10 hours ago, locrian said:

    Same problem here.  I've tried some of the other words (upper & lower case), but to no avail.

    How did you people get access to the magazine? I didn't think it was available yet.


  3. 19 minutes ago, PavlovsCat said:

    This group -- me included -- is terrible about staying on topic! Hahaha. For someone who actually cares, I'm sure it's very frustrating. 

    You mean there is a topic? That's just your opinion.

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  4. 4 hours ago, cclarry said:

    We, being only flesh, form our opinions mostly by our "indoctrination" and "experience" and those "opinions" may, or may not, actually be "factual"!
    We fail to grasp the concept that facts don't require us to believe in them...they exist outside of "opinion and belief"! 
    The big problem is that most people don't want "facts"!  They want what THEY PERCEIVE as
    facts to be reinforced by "external sources"!  Hence why most, even when provided with UNQUESTIONABLE FACTS, will 
    reject those facts - because that information doesn't "reinforce" their own "perception of the facts"!
     

    A man is convinced he is dead. His wife and kids are exasperated. They keep telling him he's not dead. But he continues to insist he's dead.

    They try telling him, "Look, you're not dead; you're walking and talking and breathing; how can you be dead?" But he continues to insist he is dead.

    The family finally takes him to a doctor. The doctor pulls out some medical books to demonstrate to the man that dead men do not bleed. After some time, the man admits that dead men do not bleed.

    The doctor then takes the man's hand and a needle and pokes the end of his finger. The man starts bleeding. He looks at his finger and says, "What do you know? DEAD MEN DO BLEED!"

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  5. 3 hours ago, JoeGBradford said:

    My current PC doesn't meet the GPU specs for some of the games so I'm saving those for when I have a new PC in a year or so time!

    Re GPU - I have a NVIDIA Ge Force GTX 560 Ti but a few  of the games I see have a GTX660  stated as a minimum requirement. Is that card a step up from the 560 or just a newer model so my card may work with games that require the 660 spec? 

    https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/compare/GeForce-GTX-560-Ti-vs-GeForce-GTX-660/18vs2152

    The 660 is a bit faster than the 560 TI. Perhaps more memory too.

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  6. On 12/26/2021 at 1:37 PM, cclarry said:

    The Talos Principle is on sale for $7.99 and I HIGHLY recommend it!  I had it on the
    PS4....one of the few games I've ever played, as I'm not a "gamer" per se...

    https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p/the-talos-principle

    The Talos Principle is an incredible game. I couldn't believe it was created by the same people that did the Serious Sam series. It seems to be even cheaper now, $4.19 Canuck dollars.

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  7. 5 hours ago, Marc Cormier said:

    My family is from Boucherville...we loved winter in Montreal!!!!!!

    We lived in Laval, specifically Ste. Rose. I still remember skating on the Rivière-des-Mille-Îles.

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  8. 1 hour ago, RSMcGuitar said:

    Was -42C yesterday I'm Edmonton. That's where celcius and Fahrenheit kinda meet (-43F)

    I was born in Edmonton. So glad my parents moved away when I was four...to Montreal. Maybe not as cold but certainly way more snow.

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  9. Here on the Canadian west coast it has been -10 C (14 F for those temperature challenged people) with a wind chill factor of -10 C. Now I know everyone out there thinks Canada is the land of snow and ice, and that we ride around on dog sleds and live in igloos so this should be no big deal. But things are a bit different around here. Vancouver has had a white Christmas only three times in the last 20 years. When we had the winter Olympics in 2010, we actually had to manufacture snow for the local ski hills. The biggest problem with all this is not the cold; it is those idiots who don't know how to drive in snow.

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  10. Happy birthday Larry. I can't believe the number of old farts around here. I realized I had hit that golden age when I bought something in a second hand store on seniors day and as I was walking out the store, realized I had been given the 20% discount. Full disclosure, I am 63.

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  11. 6 hours ago, cclarry said:

    EHhhhhhhhhhhh....I was wrong...it will be reset in 24 hrs...the email was an alert to
    use it before it's reset

    You were sort of right. You can now use the current voucher 2 times. 

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  12. 6 hours ago, Brian Lawler said:

     M E R R Y     C H R I S T M A S   Everyone!

    I just took this photo in my front yard 5 minutes ago.  This is what it's like to live in a Christmas card 😁 

    @Doug Rintoul  I deduce from your post that you live on the North side of my neighborhood!  (I am in Whatcom County)

    Meet you at the border ditch for a snowball fight.  ❄️❄️

     

    Yup. I live just north of you in Abbotsford. It started snowing early this morning and has been going since then.  This is our back deck and yard...

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  13. 1 hour ago, DeeringAmps said:

    The Seattle area is due for a dose of snow and cold. Please don’t take this wrong Doug, but I wish they’d close the border again. 

    Canada always gets blamed for the cold weather. I am not sure, but I don't think closing the borders are going to help.

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  14. 7 minutes ago, PavlovsCat said:

    Okay @Doug Rintoul

    I wrote this song in 15 minutes. A long time ago I was a working musician (a drummer, whose first instrument is piano) for 12 years and had a seriously bad repetitive stress injury that caused lifelong  tendinitis that stopped me from playing. I can only play for a short time before I get pain. But early this year, after 21 years of not playing, I decided to start playing again (of course, as a hobbyist). I know extremely little about mixing, so keep the expectations low.  And of course, my playing, after years of not practicing and not being able to spend much time playing, isn't very good and I was never a lead vocalist. Okay, those are the caveats. Here's my Christmas song written on Monday -- actually following a FB post by a friend of a friend whose father just died from COVID-19. 

    Thanks for sharing. It is a touching song and a great sentiment. My dad passed away on October 31st after a long battle with Parkinsons so I relate to it well. This will be the first Christmas without him. Christmas and family were an important part of his life and I know it will be hard without him this year. Christmas is a good time to celebrate family and friends and I am thankful for those still here.

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  15. 6 minutes ago, bdickens said:

    Ever considered that maybe God isn't the one who allows that? At some point one has to let go of one's children and let them do whatever they will do - good, bad or indifferent.

    What kind of life for us would it be if all our behavior was controlled by someone (thing) else?

     

    Anyway, season's greetings to all!

    @bdickensWhile I agree with you, I think we may be straying into the religious discussion territory. Maybe it is best to leave it at that.

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