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Forum: Home Base 10-21-2006, 01:02 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,330
Posted By velocityboy
People who hide behind "for the children" to try...

People who hide behind "for the children" to try to get rid of things they disapprove of.
Forum: Home Base 10-02-2006, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,411
Posted By velocityboy
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Home Base 10-01-2006, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,411
Posted By velocityboy
Wego Kite Tube Redux

Ok, I don't really want to start the whole banning-the-Wego thread again. But, as another data point, thought people would be interested to know that I'm still alive and uninjured :-)

I finally...
Forum: Current Events 07-27-2006, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By velocityboy
Yeah, I know. And I definitely will. But it bums...

Yeah, I know. And I definitely will. But it bums me out that I thought we had a chance, and any new action is going to take *years* to make it through the system.
Forum: Current Events 07-26-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By velocityboy
WA says no to gay marriage

After a very long wait, the Washington supreme court came back today and said that it is constitutional for the state to disallow marriage to same-sex couples. The ruling states that same-sex...
Forum: Home Base 07-22-2006, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6,026
Views: 5,430,772
Posted By velocityboy
The latest internet pickup line: "Hey, can you...

The latest internet pickup line: "Hey, can you show me how you put YouTube into mySpace?"
Forum: Home Base 07-14-2006, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,375
Posted By velocityboy
Me me me :-) I'd love to go into space, but I...

Me me me :-) I'd love to go into space, but I don't think it'll get affordable in my lifetime. Maybe in another 100 years or so.
Forum: Home Base 07-14-2006, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,869
Posted By velocityboy
Good luck :) What type of law will you be...

Good luck :)

What type of law will you be specializing in?
Forum: Home Base 07-13-2006, 10:25 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 27,789
Posted By velocityboy
No doubt :) Let's make up some numbers: This...

No doubt :) Let's make up some numbers:

This thing came out last year, was widely advertised and won a boating product of the year award. I'm going to make a conservative estimate and say they...
Forum: Home Base 07-12-2006, 11:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,473
Posted By velocityboy
LOL horses are definitely an addiction. When I...

LOL horses are definitely an addiction. When I met one of my best friends (about 8-9 years ago) she had one. Now she has several and is part owner of a saddle shop.
Forum: Home Base 07-12-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 27,789
Posted By velocityboy
Except I don't think anyone is talking about...

Except I don't think anyone is talking about banning the sale of coffee. Which is a good thing, else my lines of code written per day would go down by about 30% :)
Forum: Home Base 07-12-2006, 09:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,896
Posted By velocityboy
Agreed, The Talisman is also an excellent book....

Agreed, The Talisman is also an excellent book. Black House was also good, but failed to really capture the magic of the first book. Perhaps it was because the world was no longer being seen through...
Forum: Home Base 07-12-2006, 09:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,896
Posted By velocityboy
LOL. If I ever see one I'll send it to you.

LOL. If I ever see one I'll send it to you.
Forum: Home Base 07-12-2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,896
Posted By velocityboy
You should check out The Gunslinger and the rest...

You should check out The Gunslinger and the rest of the Dark Tower books. They are totally different from his other stuff and, IMO, really good - the earlier ones more so than the later, but all...
Forum: Home Base 07-12-2006, 12:19 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,896
Posted By velocityboy
Cool, thank you!

Cool, thank you!
Forum: Home Base 07-11-2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 294,347
Posted By velocityboy
That sucks. I grew up on Floyd, even though I was...

That sucks. I grew up on Floyd, even though I was after their time.
Forum: Home Base 07-11-2006, 01:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,473
Posted By velocityboy
Welcome :)

Welcome :)
Forum: Home Base 07-11-2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 27,789
Posted By velocityboy
If you agree, then why should people be allowed...

If you agree, then why should people be allowed to have cars but not kite tubes?
Forum: Home Base 07-10-2006, 11:31 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 27,789
Posted By velocityboy
You must not be dead or seriously injured, you're...

You must not be dead or seriously injured, you're still posting.

I've got nothing against limiting user age to 16 or 18. We have those rules for ATV's and Jet Ski's as well. I'd much rather see...
Forum: Home Base 07-10-2006, 11:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 27,789
Posted By velocityboy
And, if you read the thread a little farther...

And, if you read the thread a little farther back, this very news item was already discussed, in terms of whether or not it's the right of government to protect citizens from themselves. You can...
Forum: Home Base 07-10-2006, 10:52 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 27,789
Posted By velocityboy
I've had one outing on the Manta Ray (the Wego's...

I've had one outing on the Manta Ray (the Wego's competitor) with a friend. He fell off once, I fell off once. Both times we were fine. We used the tube in low, steady wind (as recommended) and...
Forum: Home Base 07-10-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,896
Posted By velocityboy
Discard books? Ours sells the ones they don't...

Discard books? Ours sells the ones they don't think they need anymore at really good prices, and use the money to buy more books. I always go and end up bringing home way too much that we don't have...
Forum: Home Base 07-10-2006, 10:10 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 27,789
Posted By velocityboy
Exactly. I wouldn't let anyone under 18 use mine;...

Exactly. I wouldn't let anyone under 18 use mine; my own kid or anyone else's.

I tore my rotator cuff messing around with a power kite. Does that mean nobody should use them? I still do. If you...
Forum: Home Base 07-10-2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 27,789
Posted By velocityboy
I just received my Wego in the mail today. The...

I just received my Wego in the mail today. The text warning that it can be dangerous or fatal if used improperly can be found:

- on the outside of the box
- on the printed owners manual
- on the...
Forum: Home Base 07-09-2006, 04:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,896
Posted By velocityboy
Yeah it's pretty sad. Nobody at work talks about...

Yeah it's pretty sad. Nobody at work talks about books, just about movies and TV. (I'm guilty of that too, even tho I do read a lot.)

My partner and I have quite a large library, split into rough...
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