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Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 19th, 2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 67,584
Posted By IronMac
Beat the Drums Slowly by Adrian Goldsworthy, not...

Beat the Drums Slowly by Adrian Goldsworthy, not as strong as the first in the series but not that bad.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 19th, 2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 67,584
Posted By IronMac
The day that we have massive militaries locked...

The day that we have massive militaries locked into train schedules is the day that I will start to even think about a worldwide conflict beginning in Europe.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 19th, 2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,209
Posted By IronMac
The Chinese as an economic superpower will be a...

The Chinese as an economic superpower will be a spent force before I am dead...so give it about 40-50 years barring something untoward.

The demographics are simply against them and you almost...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 18th, 2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,209
Posted By IronMac
It's not a case of whether or not I want to go to...

It's not a case of whether or not I want to go to France's former African colonies, it's that I find it hard to believe that your typical Canadian would have any reason to go to places like...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 17th, 2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,209
Posted By IronMac
More than likely, the people who prepared the...

More than likely, the people who prepared the figures asked/assumed what are the mother tongues? If you ask how many people know English as their second language, the number will shoot up...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 17th, 2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,209
Posted By IronMac
And yet...they are more willing to accept...

And yet...they are more willing to accept Haitians than anglophone Canadians.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 17th, 2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,209
Posted By IronMac
I've been through Europe, Middle East and...

I've been through Europe, Middle East and Asia...English is it. No other language is as prevalent.

Yes, there are some countries in Africa that uses French but why go to them? I mean, South...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 17th, 2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,209
Posted By IronMac
More defeatist than separatiste.

More defeatist than separatiste.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 17th, 2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 67,584
Posted By IronMac
Never heard of him and after looking him up I...

Never heard of him and after looking him up I doubt that I would read any of his works.

Long Way Down by Michael Sears...third of an excellent series involving a flawed hero and his attempts to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 13th, 2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,621
Posted By IronMac
Hydro One Employee Fired for Public Vulgarity

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Hydro One firing employee involved in vulgar incident at Toronto FC game | Toronto Star...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 13th, 2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 67,584
Posted By IronMac
Still on The Day of Battle. The Collaborator...

Still on The Day of Battle.

The Collaborator of Bethlehem by Rees...quite good...gritty.

True Soldier Gentlemen by Adrian Goldsworthy an author familiar to those of us who have a slight...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 13th, 2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,209
Posted By IronMac
Or not. I grew up in Montreal...a church's...

Or not.

I grew up in Montreal...a church's stone throw from St. Urbain and Richler's Kravitz. I love Montreal and I love Canada and I hate separatistes with a passion.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 13th, 2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,209
Posted By IronMac
He stepped down in 1985 and I don't know of what...

He stepped down in 1985 and I don't know of what you mean by radical elements.

As for that statue, when I first heard of it I was trying to come up with ways to steal it. Maybe keep it or melt it...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 17th, 2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 67,584
Posted By IronMac
Currently reading The Day of Battle by Rick...

Currently reading The Day of Battle by Rick Atkinson, second of the Liberation Trilogy of books.

Also, The Floating Girl: A Rei Shumara mystery by Sujata Massey. Series was primarily done in the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 17th, 2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 67,584
Posted By IronMac
Let's right the historical record, shall we? ...

Let's right the historical record, shall we?

The Aztecs wrought religious murder on an industrial scale with tens of thousands being killed every year. That's right...not just a handful. They...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 25th, 2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By IronMac
Thanks Andrew for the advice but no external HD...

Thanks Andrew for the advice but no external HD at the moment. I think I will clone to the 750 first, make sure everything is up and running and settings are carried over, and then go about moving...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 25th, 2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By IronMac
The SSD is 120 gigs and the amount of data is 350...

The SSD is 120 gigs and the amount of data is 350 gigs in total. I am wondering if I should start all over again?

Clone all of the data over to the 750 and clone all of the files except User files...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 25th, 2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By IronMac
I followed the instructions here: How to...

I followed the instructions here:

How to Install a Solid-State Drive in Your MacBook (http://lifehacker.com/5541774/how-to-install-a-solid+state-drive-in-your-macbook)
Review: MCE OptiBay Hard...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 25th, 2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By IronMac
Thanks, I just tried this and it didn't work....

Thanks, I just tried this and it didn't work. "system" was already in there. I created another iTunes acct there with my name and it didn't work but I was able to delete the original "system"...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 25th, 2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By IronMac
Great, a bit more exploring and it seems that all...

Great, a bit more exploring and it seems that all of my settings for virtually every application is gone. Office, chat programs, etc. Thunderbird works fine though.

Any assist would be greatly...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 25th, 2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By IronMac
SSD & HD Upgrade Issues

Hi all,

I embarked on an ambitious project to upgrade my 2010 MBP with an SSD and a larger 750 gig hard drive. Everything seems to have gone smoothly with a couple of exceptions:

1. When I...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 7th, 2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By IronMac
Thanks all, I think I am going to go the SSD...

Thanks all, I think I am going to go the SSD route this time around along with a bigger HD. I've already maxed out the ram on this machine.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 5th, 2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By IronMac
This would certainly be an adventure!!!

This would certainly be an adventure!!!
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 5th, 2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,178
Posted By IronMac
I've used MacUpdate a couple of times in the past...

I've used MacUpdate a couple of times in the past and it's gone well. Buy the bundle (or individual software that's on offer), download it, input your serial numbers and you're good to go.

Nothing...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 5th, 2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By IronMac
Buy New MBP or Not?

Hi all,

I have a bit of a dilemma here. Right now, I am in a position to pull the trigger on a new 15” MBP but I don’t know if I should or not.

The model I have is from 2010, i7 2.66 GHz and...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 14th, 2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By IronMac
I would simply turn down the amount of light....

I would simply turn down the amount of light. From any angle, you will get more or less light; it's only if there was a lot of light in one spot and it's very different from the others then it might...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 27th, 2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,534
Posted By IronMac
Nice to read about some first hand action on...

Nice to read about some first hand action on these keyboards. The Tactile Pro v.1 ultimately cracked under my usage. I got a v.3 that is really still in its package.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 5th, 2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 67,584
Posted By IronMac
Excellent book according to a review that I've...

Excellent book according to a review that I've read.

But, books go fast on my iPhone 4.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 2nd, 2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 67,584
Posted By IronMac
Crown Conspiracy by Michael J. Sullivan

This is one of those fantasy books that's both light in the hand and in the mind. A story of two super-thieves being mixed up with royal intrigue in a Tolkien setting.

I kept thinking that this...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 2nd, 2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By IronMac
That's pretty scary stuff. If your needs are not...

That's pretty scary stuff. If your needs are not extensive, give Simplenote a try.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 1st, 2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,540
Posted By IronMac
Ok, walked down to the AS...yada yada..it looks...

Ok, walked down to the AS...yada yada..it looks good...yada yada...can't go by online pics...yada yada...can't go by Cult of Mac....yada yada...let me get the manager...yada yada...we may not have it...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 1st, 2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,540
Posted By IronMac
Here's a link to a Cult of Mac article on the...

Here's a link to a Cult of Mac article on the issue:

If Your iPad 2 Has Display Problems, DO NOT Return It. Here’s Why | Cult of Mac...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 1st, 2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,540
Posted By IronMac
I did go to the Eaton Centre AS yesterday and the...

I did go to the Eaton Centre AS yesterday and the genius looked at it and said she could not see a problem. They were willing to exchange it if necessary. I said, no, that's ok and went back home....
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 1st, 2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,059
Posted By IronMac
You can always just order directly from OWC....

You can always just order directly from OWC. Their shipping price has gotten a lot more reasonable in the last couple of years.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 1st, 2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,068
Posted By IronMac
To add to the confusion, up until a couple of...

To add to the confusion, up until a couple of years ago (my knowledge is old) networking gurus were recommending Netgear routers.

I had a netgear consumer router and it was fine.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 1st, 2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 67,584
Posted By IronMac
For those fans of space opera, I am now finishing...

For those fans of space opera, I am now finishing up the six-book series of The Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell. Quite good and has a very nice ramp up in suspense for the last book.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 1st, 2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,540
Posted By IronMac
I'm afraid that the best I can do at the moment...

I'm afraid that the best I can do at the moment is to share a link to one of the photos that I took of the white 16 gig WIFi model I have here. The iPad is set to 100% brightness and photo taken in a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 30th, 2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,540
Posted By IronMac
Have two 16 gig WiFi iPad 2 models here. The...

Have two 16 gig WiFi iPad 2 models here. The white one has noticeable bleeding while the black one has so little that you have to look for it.

I think that I will get the white one replaced...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 25th, 2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
Ok, am home now. I believe that I was the first...

Ok, am home now. I believe that I was the first to exit the Eaton Centre store with my two iPads. :)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 25th, 2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
About 20 minutes ago, they came out and started...

About 20 minutes ago, they came out and started handing out little cards to people indicating what model they wanted. Seems like they have quite a few but I doubt that it would satisfy the huge crowd...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 25th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
That's crazy! The Rideau Centre should be big...

That's crazy! The Rideau Centre should be big enough to accommodate the crowd. I know, I've been there often enough.

The Eaton Centre lineup has gotten to the point of ludicrously large. It's...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 25th, 2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
The Eaton Centre Apple Store has started to take...

The Eaton Centre Apple Store has started to take down people's details and what iPad 2(s) they want to purchase.

The line is very long now, it's close to Sears now.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 25th, 2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
Well, it's 8:15 now. The line here is going north...

Well, it's 8:15 now. The line here is going north all the way from the Apple Store to in front of Indigo. Earlier, they told us no sleeping and no sitting on the floor. That has been relaxed, it...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 25th, 2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
Yorkdale line got in early...about 4 am from what...

Yorkdale line got in early...about 4 am from what I've heard. You better hurry, there were around 3-4 people at that time.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 25th, 2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
The line really got a bump at 5:15 or 5:30. The...

The line really got a bump at 5:15 or 5:30. The number of people that really stayed overnight was maybe 40 or so. The line is really growing now.

And, no, no photos on my end. Those who want...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 25th, 2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
Ok, we are all back after sitting out in -12...

Ok, we are all back after sitting out in -12 Celsius weather. Not very fun. There's about 70 people here now. I went home for an hour to get a quick charge to my MBP.

Does anyone know if the Apple...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 24th, 2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
11:00 pm update. Probably my last update because...

11:00 pm update. Probably my last update because my MBP's juice is shot after watching a movie and surfing the 'Net. Line has grown a little bit more. It is getting a little chilly here but no big...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 24th, 2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
10 pm update. Line has grown a little. CTV camera...

10 pm update. Line has grown a little. CTV camera was here. The Apple Store staff has put up black tarp to block out the sight of the new iPad 2 being set out tonight. It will be available for people...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 24th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
Yeah, well, the rumour is that the iPhone 4...

Yeah, well, the rumour is that the iPhone 4 launch left a real mess and they now have banned people from staying overnight.

The official line is that because the Eaton Centre is linked to the TTC...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 24th, 2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
Thanks, and good luck to everyone else. ...

Thanks, and good luck to everyone else.

I'll drop an update once in a while. The line is VERY slowly growing. I don't think that anyone who lines up early tomorrow morning will have any problems...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 24th, 2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
Okay, here's the latest info. Am in line at the...

Okay, here's the latest info. Am in line at the Eaton Centre where there is about 2 dozen of us. Security will kick us out at 1:30 am and let us back in at 6 am. There is a sign up sheet going around...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 24th, 2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
I'm an arrogant piece of work that thinks he can...

I'm an arrogant piece of work that thinks he can elevate the general aesthetics of this sort of event.

As an aside, why is everyone around here wearing dark clothing!? Sheesh! Isn't winter dreary...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 24th, 2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
Ugh. Trust me, I look better than any of those...

Ugh. Trust me, I look better than any of those three.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 24th, 2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
Ok, I got a report from someone in the Eaton...

Ok, I got a report from someone in the Eaton Centre. There are at least three guys sitting in chairs there already.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 24th, 2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
Which FS and what times are you talking about? 2...

Which FS and what times are you talking about? 2 pm this afternoon? 2 am tomorrow morning? 2 pm tomorrow afternoon?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 24th, 2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
Ok, well, I see the posts on ipadincanada. So, it...

Ok, well, I see the posts on ipadincanada. So, it looks like two so far? I can skip out early and be down there in half an hour but I don't want to be kicked out for trying to stay overnight. I've...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 24th, 2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,043
Posted By IronMac
I think that if you line up at some out of the...

I think that if you line up at some out of the way BB or FS at that time you can probably get one but don't blame me if you don't.

I do know that one retailer in the GTA has said that they expect...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 24th, 2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
Are you talking about Eaton Centre? I can be down...

Are you talking about Eaton Centre? I can be down there after 5 or so.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 24th, 2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 29,660
Posted By IronMac
Right, so no one going to be lining up overnight...

Right, so no one going to be lining up overnight at the Eaton Centre? Anyone know what the policy there is now? I've done an overnight there before but it may have changed since then.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 3rd, 2007, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By IronMac
No, he did not say that. You're taking a tactical...

No, he did not say that. You're taking a tactical military situation in one area and blowing it out of all proportion to the entire mission.



That's according to one group who's been in...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 3rd, 2007, 05:13 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
I don't see that at all. I'm not going to deny...

I don't see that at all. I'm not going to deny that there are problems but progress is being made on health, education, the economy, and the security situation.

Re-examine tactics? Is that another...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 2nd, 2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Yes, no civilians or allied forces killed with a...

Yes, no civilians or allied forces killed with a strong possibility/certainty that the enemy suffered casualties. What's wrong with that?

BTW, I don't see you complaining about the Taliban's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 2nd, 2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By IronMac
LOL! What a laugh! Really? In what way?

LOL! What a laugh! Really? In what way?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 2nd, 2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
A few more added to the body count: Scores...

A few more added to the body count:

Scores of Afghan Insurgents Killed | World Latest | Guardian Unlimited (http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6890233,00.html)



No civilians or...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 2nd, 2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By IronMac
Amazing! Some people keep thinking that...

Amazing! Some people keep thinking that Afghanistan is exactly the same as Iraq; they think that it bolsters their argument by having the taint of that conflict foisted onto Afghanistan. Deliberate...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 2nd, 2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,635
Posted By IronMac
Big deal...why should we go through a fruitless...

Big deal...why should we go through a fruitless exercise since there was essentially no other viable choice for a strategic airlift vehicle?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 1st, 2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,635
Posted By IronMac
Your Tax Dollars At Work: Canada's New C-17

I remember the controversy on ehMac over the purchase of the new C-17s, here it is on its first mission which was transporting humanitarian aid to Jamaica:

Osprey Media. - Belleville Intelligencer...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 31st, 2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By IronMac
Take it up with the Auditor General then. Using...

Take it up with the Auditor General then. Using your logic, if every undertaking that couldn't account for every penny were to be scrapped, we'd still be in the trees looking across the African...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 31st, 2007, 06:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,627
Posted By IronMac
Your mistake is letting your lemurs get too close...

Your mistake is letting your lemurs get too close to the pet rocks...use regular rocks. ;)
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 31st, 2007, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,635
Posted By IronMac
I actually came across MoneyWorks in another...

I actually came across MoneyWorks in another forum (must have forgot about earlier posts here) but if you are offended by mikeguil's posting, you can also buy MoneyWorks over at Carbon Computing. I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 31st, 2007, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By IronMac
Let's hope they're more accurate than American...

Let's hope they're more accurate than American air support but this is good news for troops on the ground who need close-in air support!

Reports: France to redeploy 6 fighter planes from...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 31st, 2007, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By IronMac
France Flexing Muscle In Afghanistan Now

Not even part of NATO so they were under no obligation to do this. Bravo!

Sarkozy boosting French force in Afghanistan - International Herald Tribune...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 31st, 2007, 06:15 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Hope they can display his body like they did with...

Hope they can display his body like they did with the other one:

globeandmail.com: Feared Taliban commander believed killed in U.S. strike...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 31st, 2007, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By IronMac
Here is your tax dollars at work in a more...

Here is your tax dollars at work in a more concrete fashion:
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 31st, 2007, 06:08 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Can't be independently confirmed but at least...

Can't be independently confirmed but at least that's a few more down. :clap:

Scotsman.com News - International - 100 Taliban fighters killed by coalition forces...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 31st, 2007, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By IronMac
I'll take the reality of CIDA over the propaganda...

I'll take the reality of CIDA over the propaganda of a drug-legalization group with less than two years experience in Afghanistan.

In your case, AS, your mind is already made up and you will cling...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 29th, 2007, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,451
Posted By IronMac
Another, probably, more important question is...

Another, probably, more important question is whether or not that machine will yield some benefits to you with 10.5. For example, I'm currently on 10.3 but software that I am considering run only on...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 29th, 2007, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By IronMac
I'm kind of curious about this too because the...

I'm kind of curious about this too because the new MBP's use a liquid-polymer battery. Every battery technology is different so advice for NiCADs and Li-Ions may not apply.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 28th, 2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By IronMac
Gee..why don't u go down the list such as...

Gee..why don't u go down the list such as Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, JFK, Eisenhower, Carter, etc. Those five were/are hugely respected.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 28th, 2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By IronMac
If you look back at the history of your family...

If you look back at the history of your family you will find that your current spot in Canada has been influenced by wars and conflicts. You can go back to whichever "Old World" your family...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 28th, 2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By IronMac
I don't see you repudiating the benefits of past...

I don't see you repudiating the benefits of past military conflicts that you currently enjoy.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 28th, 2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By IronMac
Hrmmm...taking this sort of logic to the...

Hrmmm...taking this sort of logic to the extreme...we get a Starship Troopers' system of government, i.e. if you haven't performed military service then you have no say in the political life of the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 28th, 2007, 09:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By IronMac
You're right...it's all "relative" but, I think...

You're right...it's all "relative" but, I think that once you announce that civilians are to be targeted too, you sort of place yourself on the "bad" side of the equation.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 27th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 67,584
Posted By IronMac
I'd stick with the Lord of the Rings for that...

I'd stick with the Lord of the Rings for that sort of thing. ;)

Oh yeah, I almost took offense too at the "effort" comment but, really, I've already been accused of being an "Ed Anger". hahaha
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 27th, 2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By IronMac
Yep...the question really is...is the Afghan...

Yep...the question really is...is the Afghan mission proceeding adequately and I would say no too. It's barely hanging on by its fingernails.

It's interesting to see how they ask the citizens of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 27th, 2007, 06:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By IronMac
Interesting that you're actually acknowledging...

Interesting that you're actually acknowledging that the West is the "good guy" in this conflict. Bravo! :clap:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 27th, 2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By IronMac
First off, I never claimed that both sides are...

First off, I never claimed that both sides are doing the same amount of killing. It's just that the wimps and whiners over here are the ones who seem to be ignoring the fact that the Taliban are also...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 27th, 2007, 05:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By IronMac
You know what? Your obstinate refusal to face...

You know what? Your obstinate refusal to face facts is incredible and, at times, laughable.

The Canadian approach is nothing like the Americans and I challenge you (not that I expect someone like...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 27th, 2007, 04:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By IronMac
Past performance is no indication of the future. ...

Past performance is no indication of the future. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 26th, 2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By IronMac
Wow! It takes a brave person to admit they made a...

Wow! It takes a brave person to admit they made a mistake. Hrmmm...too bad u can't sell that router to someone. Sounds like a great deal! :)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 26th, 2007, 08:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By IronMac
Hardly the majority. I'd say that it's pretty...

Hardly the majority. I'd say that it's pretty evenly balanced. I've found that the vast majority of people who say that they want Canadians out are entirely ignorant of the reconstruction efforts and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 26th, 2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 67,584
Posted By IronMac
Yep, it's not the historical details or language...

Yep, it's not the historical details or language but, rather, the style/flavour of writing.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 26th, 2007, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By IronMac
Uhhh...what do you mean by "blew"? I'm just...

Uhhh...what do you mean by "blew"? I'm just thinking that there might be something happening to kill your next router which would make all of this an exercise in futility until you resolve the issue.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 26th, 2007, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By IronMac
My Quicksilver has two doors...the bottom one was...

My Quicksilver has two doors...the bottom one was meant for a Zip drive...still no?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 26th, 2007, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,236
Posted By IronMac
That's the thing, he claims not to be in the same...

That's the thing, he claims not to be in the same league as the loonies but he's skirting awfully close to being in the same camp. I'm going to put that down to ignorance and lack of familiarity with...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 25th, 2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,236
Posted By IronMac
Honestly, don't blow the article out of...

Honestly, don't blow the article out of proportion. Fisk doesn't dispute 9/11, he just has a few questions which he's come across that seem a bit odd.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 25th, 2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 67,584
Posted By IronMac
Glad to hear that I am not the only one who was...

Glad to hear that I am not the only one who was not impressed with M&C. I only finished the first book and, like you, may go back to it. Hornblower and Flashman are two different types of fiction...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 24th, 2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 67,584
Posted By IronMac
Bitter Chocolate: Investigating the Dark Side of...

Bitter Chocolate: Investigating the Dark Side of the World's Most Seductive Sweet by Carol Off

Makes you look a bit askance at what you're eating. :(
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 22nd, 2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,986
Posted By IronMac
I believe that's the Vibram company's logo on the...

I believe that's the Vibram company's logo on the bottom of the shoe/boot. I have it too on the bottom of my Rockports. :lmao:

http://www.vibram.us/images/insidepages/vibram_logo.jpg
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By IronMac
Anyone Remember This Prepress Fellow in Toronto?

I was just talking to someone and I am trying to remember a prepress operator by the name of Bruce down on Berkeley St. in Toronto. I think he closed up shop a few years back but I don't know if he...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 22nd, 2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,304
Posted By IronMac
Ok, I looked at Apple's website and their info...

Ok, I looked at Apple's website and their info is pretty thin. Typical of Apple since they don't expect you to ask more detailed questions than necessary...it just works. Anyways, I went on over to...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 21st, 2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,304
Posted By IronMac
It shouldn't slow down the entire network...

It shouldn't slow down the entire network especially if it is only active when transmitting a document. I'm sure that I'll be called out if I am wrong but, really, unless you are doing massive...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,094
Posted By IronMac
You've got a hardware problem then. I am running...

You've got a hardware problem then. I am running Ubuntu 6.10 on an IBM T20 (Pentium III) with only 192 megs of RAM and it is fine.

But, hey, speaking as an Apple shareholder...go right ahead. :D...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,094
Posted By IronMac
Right on. Even Pentium IV 1.6 GHz machines, which...

Right on. Even Pentium IV 1.6 GHz machines, which is one I have here, run WinXP absolutely fine with nary a hesitation. There's something else going on if the system is as slow as you say it is.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2007, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,098
Posted By IronMac
So, would a Speck case sort of negate the...

So, would a Speck case sort of negate the concerns for the MacBook Pro?
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2007, 09:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,819
Posted By IronMac
LOL! The name Crazy Irving's doesn't ring a bell...

LOL! The name Crazy Irving's doesn't ring a bell for me until later in the '90s or so, I think.

The brochure is from 1984 I think which was when the Mac was introduced. Oddly enough, I don't...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 19th, 2007, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,098
Posted By IronMac
Which is More Durable? MacBook or MacBook Pro?

As the title asks...which one is better able to handle the bumps and drops of an out-and-about lifestyle?
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 19th, 2007, 08:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,819
Posted By IronMac
Hrmmm...tempted to do a road trip to add to my...

Hrmmm...tempted to do a road trip to add to my collection of Apple Store Canada t-shirts. Only missing a Laval one... :(

That location doesn't look too nice weatherwise and certainly no...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 19th, 2007, 08:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,819
Posted By IronMac
Was this the one on Decarie? Sounds...

Was this the one on Decarie?



Sounds like the same Microboutique to me! I purchased the family's first comp, an Apple IIe, from them when they were on Beaubien St. Good selection of stuff but...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 19th, 2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,819
Posted By IronMac
Bmac wasn't too bad but, yeah, hard to find when...

Bmac wasn't too bad but, yeah, hard to find when their entrance was off to the side of a church. It almost seemed as if you were entering some sort of secret cabal. :rolleyes:

For such a...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 19th, 2007, 07:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,819
Posted By IronMac
Ok, the one on City Councillors (1460 City...

Ok, the one on City Councillors (1460 City Councillors) was called Micro Systems Centrale which is what is stamped on the back of one of the first Mac brochures I have.

There was another store in...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 17th, 2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
More Brits marching in along with more aid money:...

More Brits marching in along with more aid money:

With Iraq pullout in full swing, Britain turns its focus to Afghanistan - International Herald Tribune...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 17th, 2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,819
Posted By IronMac
Are you sure that they moved over to Phillips...

Are you sure that they moved over to Phillips Square? I just thought that they moved out to the West Island. The Phillips Square store was very barebones...when they got the first Mac in they had it...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 17th, 2007, 08:29 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
You're right...the Taliban just closed the gap...

You're right...the Taliban just closed the gap some more with 3 dead children:



washingtonpost.com (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/17/AR2007081700469.html)
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 16th, 2007, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,340
Posted By IronMac
I'd be surprised if they let you exchange it....

I'd be surprised if they let you exchange it. It's not even close to what their guidelines are in order for you to return it.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 16th, 2007, 05:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,819
Posted By IronMac
I think that the three major universities...

I think that the three major universities downtown have their own computer stores selling Macs. There was a chain of store...B.Mac(?) that failed a couple of years ago and they had a location on Ste....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 16th, 2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
The only reason I brought that up is because...

The only reason I brought that up is because every other wimp and whiner is doing the same thing; that is, bringing up the idea of civilian casualties as if we're the only ones killing civilians....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 16th, 2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
LOL! Speaking about thinking...you suggest that...

LOL! Speaking about thinking...you suggest that getting out of Aghanistan will help with a deteriorating health care system. Let's look at this idea a bit more, is the system falling apart because of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 16th, 2007, 06:04 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Contrary to what some people might think about...

Contrary to what some people might think about how many MORE civilian casualties the Western forces are inflicting, here is AP's count:

Fact Check: Obama on Afghanistan - Forbes.com...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 16th, 2007, 05:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,819
Posted By IronMac
I'm pretty surprised at this. I mean, I've never...

I'm pretty surprised at this. I mean, I've never really seen Apple computers doing very well in Montreal, not like in Toronto. Flame me all you want but, up to 1992, I knew almost all of the handful...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 16th, 2007, 05:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,009
Posted By IronMac
A. I think that the current Russian navy has more...

A. I think that the current Russian navy has more personnel in it that than Canada has in its entire armed forces:

List of Russian Navy ships and submarines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 16th, 2007, 05:29 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Probably save a lot more Canadian lives if we...

Probably save a lot more Canadian lives if we started conscription and sent over people to hump a year or two in the mountains of Afghanistan. That experience would improve the overall fitness level...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 15th, 2007, 07:45 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Interesting...so, why are you not yelling at the...

Interesting...so, why are you not yelling at the government to expedite delivery of the new C-7s to the Afghan troops so that we can leave there sooner? Or are you just here to whine?

As for the...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 15th, 2007, 07:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,202
Posted By IronMac
If you're talking natively, then, you're right....

If you're talking natively, then, you're right. Otherwise, *shrug*



Adobe - Reader (http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/)

This is fanboism at its worst I think.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 15th, 2007, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,720
Posted By IronMac
Yes...friend of mine brought both of her WinXP...

Yes...friend of mine brought both of her WinXP systems to my place. Up and running in less time than it takes to type out this post. :clap:
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 13th, 2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,202
Posted By IronMac
Hrmmm...no. I am assuming you're talking about...

Hrmmm...no. I am assuming you're talking about "creating" PDF files.

Adobe Acrobat Professional is US$450. Cheaper alternatives include services and programs such as:

deskPDF
Create Adobe PDF...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 11th, 2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,202
Posted By IronMac
He equates a Mac to a Mercedes and a Windows...

He equates a Mac to a Mercedes and a Windows machine to a Toyota? What level of THC is he ingesting?! :lmao:

A Mac should be equated to a Japanese-built car whereas a Windows machine should be...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 11th, 2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,009
Posted By IronMac
The only people who are going to be doing the...

The only people who are going to be doing the "raping" and "pillaging" in the North will be those who are willing to fight to defend their claims. Canadians do not have the will nor do they have the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 11th, 2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Health care under strain? Boohoo!!! Man! Talk...

Health care under strain? Boohoo!!! Man! Talk about getting desperate when it comes to pointing out Afghanistan's problems. Look, why don't you come back when the West ends its polio vaccination...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 11th, 2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Ahh...civilian casualties. Glad that you pointed...

Ahh...civilian casualties. Glad that you pointed that out because it gives me an opportunity to do this:

AFGHANISTAN - NATO Nato, “less powerful” bombs to reduce civilian victims - Asia News...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 11th, 2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Ironic how AS brings up an article where the last...

Ironic how AS brings up an article where the last paragraph says EXACTLY what I have been saying all along for well over a year:



Do you still want to get out? Of course, you do because you're...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 11th, 2007, 06:00 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Odd, I didn't know until now that Aussie troops...

Odd, I didn't know until now that Aussie troops were involved in reconstruction efforts. I thought that they were there solely for warfighting.

Diggers fight off Taliban - National - theage.com.au...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 11th, 2007, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,897
Posted By IronMac
Ahhh...Ok, maybe these will help? D*I*Y...

Ahhh...Ok, maybe these will help?

D*I*Y Planner 3.0 (Classic/A5 Edition) | D*I*Y Planner (http://www.diyplanner.com/templates/official/classic)
day timer planner refill - ClickBook Software...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 11th, 2007, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,477
Posted By IronMac
An excellent book is "Strength Training Anatomy"...

An excellent book is "Strength Training Anatomy" (I have the 2nd Ed.) which will show u the muscles involved and the exercises that are necessary to "improve" them.

Like Masterblaster says, do...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 11th, 2007, 05:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,009
Posted By IronMac
It's an absolute total waste of money and effort!...

It's an absolute total waste of money and effort! Harper is hoping to delude people into thinking that he's doing something about "sovereignty" and even the libs like CubaMark are buying into it....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 11th, 2007, 05:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,763
Posted By IronMac
Amnesic now? Yeah, you're right but I...

Amnesic now?



Yeah, you're right but I like a challenge. ;)

Well, if it's possible that you're capable of learning then you've been deliberately ignoring all of the other posts.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 9th, 2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,897
Posted By IronMac
Have you tried Entourage? It will print in...

Have you tried Entourage? It will print in Dayrunner, Daytimer and Franklin 5.5x8.5 formats.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 9th, 2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,763
Posted By IronMac
First off, AS was not talking about cannabis, he...

First off, AS was not talking about cannabis, he was talking about hard drugs so it's a legit question.
Second, I strongly suggest you look into how the Taliban themselves used the drug trade in...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 9th, 2007, 01:09 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Looks like the so-called "students" didn't study...

Looks like the so-called "students" didn't study their manuals on which phase of the guerrilla war they were in and got slapped down again. :clap:



VOA News - Taleban Militants Killed in...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 9th, 2007, 01:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,763
Posted By IronMac
Ahhh...here comes the person who dares not raise...

Ahhh...here comes the person who dares not raise his hand:

First off, are you one of those who believe in instant gratification? Or do you simply not know anything, despite repeated attempts at...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 8th, 2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,763
Posted By IronMac
Read this article about the Edmonton-based...

Read this article about the Edmonton-based soldiers' return:

edmontonsun.com - Edmonton News - Afghanistan mission a success: returning commander...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 8th, 2007, 08:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,039
Posted By IronMac
I have yet to see a cyclist do a full stop at a...

I have yet to see a cyclist do a full stop at a stop sign; in fact, I can't remember the last time one doing so!

I say, crack down hard on both since they're both considered "vehicles". :clap:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 6th, 2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 67,584
Posted By IronMac
Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice by...

Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice by Karen Traviss

Pretty decent escapism :)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 6th, 2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,435
Posted By IronMac
And many successful people are not. I...

And many successful people are not.



I believe that today's level of THC are much much higher than in the past.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 6th, 2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By IronMac
I'm using 2.0.0.4 right now...I think that, based...

I'm using 2.0.0.4 right now...I think that, based on your experience, it might be a good idea for me to hold off on upgrading....good luck!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 6th, 2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,435
Posted By IronMac
So, I'll find the next Steve Jobs down at the...

So, I'll find the next Steve Jobs down at the Salvation Army two blocks away? :lmao:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 6th, 2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Taliban Body Count

Recovered the bodies along with weapons...conclusive enough for me. :)

13 suspected Taliban killed in clash with Afghan, foreign troops - International Herald Tribune...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 6th, 2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Russians Doing the Right Thing

Interesting...I would have thought that with the fall of both of the contemporaneous governments that the debt would have been written off a long time ago. In any case, fantastic news for Afghanistan...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 6th, 2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
More Assistance for Afghanistan!

Looks like the Germans are finally stiffening their spines:



Germany's Steinmeier Backs Further Military Aid to Afghanistan | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 06.08.2007...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 6th, 2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
They're Growing More Than Poppies

While some people love their doom-and-gloom stories, here's a step in the right direction:

UN: Afghanistan's Cereal Output Doubled - Forbes.com...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 6th, 2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,435
Posted By IronMac
That's absolutely true. Deal with the demand...

That's absolutely true. Deal with the demand problem by helping wean the addicts off the drugs and putting more effort into preventing people from becoming addicted in the first place.

Deal with...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 6th, 2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,669
Posted By IronMac
The easy solution seems to be to back down. It's...

The easy solution seems to be to back down. It's easy to say that but at what point do you draw line or don't you?



You've got to be joking but I suspect you simply did not know that Hitler...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 6th, 2007, 07:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,009
Posted By IronMac
All I'm asking is whether or not we should fight...

All I'm asking is whether or not we should fight then? You can claim sovereignty all you want but if all you do is make circles around them that won't mean squat. :lmao:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 3rd, 2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,435
Posted By IronMac
Did you miss the news that Canada now has the...

Did you miss the news that Canada now has the highest rate of usage in the developed world?

A lot of people talk about the reasons for legalizing drugs but you know what? Most of it is a load of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 3rd, 2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,669
Posted By IronMac
What is your point here? That Hitler wanted a war...

What is your point here? That Hitler wanted a war with the UK? I strongly strongly suggest you do even a cursory reading of WWII histories.

The fact of the matter is that Hitler assumed that the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 3rd, 2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,009
Posted By IronMac
Are you saying that Canada should fight if it...

Are you saying that Canada should fight if it comes down to it? Or play bumper-icebreakers?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 3rd, 2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,009
Posted By IronMac
What do you say then? Or are you "Canada's New...

What do you say then? Or are you "Canada's New Government"?
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 3rd, 2007, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,834
Posted By IronMac
I half agree with you. I'm using Word v.X and it...

I half agree with you. I'm using Word v.X and it goes a bit wonky with a moderately formatted document that's only a dozen pages long. Unfortunately, NeoOffice may be more stable but it can't...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 3rd, 2007, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,984
Posted By IronMac
I know of a regular user who uses Ubuntu and he...

I know of a regular user who uses Ubuntu and he seemed happy enough that I gave it a good shot on my T20.

When I first ran Ubuntu earlier this year, it seemed so similar to OS X...eerily similar...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 3rd, 2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,108
Posted By IronMac
Thanks for the heads-up! Mossberg over at the WSJ...

Thanks for the heads-up! Mossberg over at the WSJ just put out a favourable review of Fusion.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 3rd, 2007, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,009
Posted By IronMac
So, aside from shellacking this guy...what are...

So, aside from shellacking this guy...what are you all saying? That Canada should let the Russians have the place or not?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 3rd, 2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,669
Posted By IronMac
Using your logic, welcome fellow warmonger, idiot...

Using your logic, welcome fellow warmonger, idiot and savage! :clap:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 3rd, 2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,669
Posted By IronMac
It's was well known that Hitler did not have eyes...

It's was well known that Hitler did not have eyes on the UK. In fact, he considered the UK a natural ally against enemies such as France and Eastern Europe. There was NO potential for the UK being...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 1st, 2007, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By IronMac
Should Canada Be Involved in UN's New Mission in Darfur?

Heard the news this morning and immediately thought of a recent poll (last week?) where some Canadians thought that our efforts should be focused elsewhere. So, should those efforts be focused on...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 1st, 2007, 06:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,669
Posted By IronMac
Nor does it seem that they're particularly...

Nor does it seem that they're particularly well-informed either. I didn't want to step in to this thread but Canada's involvement in the Second World War would not meet your "test" either. Canada...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 31st, 2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,675
Posted By IronMac
Note the words "early Vietname War experience" in...

Note the words "early Vietname War experience" in my post.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2007, 08:39 AM
Replies: 60
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Posted By IronMac
"Fight and Die For"...try to stick with the...

"Fight and Die For"...try to stick with the argument will you?

Where's my cat-herding stick???
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2007, 08:37 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
It may hearten some of the addicts and pushers...

It may hearten some of the addicts and pushers out there but Canada now has the highest percentage of marijuana users in the developed world.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2007, 08:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,675
Posted By IronMac
Do you even know what the argument is?

Do you even know what the argument is?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2007, 07:10 AM
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Views: 2,675
Posted By IronMac
It's also hilarious to see how you can't seem to...

It's also hilarious to see how you can't seem to stay on track with an argument.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2007, 07:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,669
Posted By IronMac
What Would Canadians Fight and Die For?

The debate over the Afghan mission has me wondering about something. While I charitably characterize those opposed to it as either wimps, whiners or, worse, closet Taliban and al Qaeda sympathizers...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2007, 05:47 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Really? When terrorists struck Madrid in a bid to...

Really? When terrorists struck Madrid in a bid to get Spanish troops out of Iraq what do you think happened? Yeah, the Spanish got out of Iraq.

The fundamentalists know that if they kill a few...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2007, 05:41 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
When AS is confronted by facts he's incapable of...

When AS is confronted by facts he's incapable of using them or he deliberately ignores them. Sounds exactly like some US president we all know and love. :lmao:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2007, 05:36 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Why is it so easy to believe one group but not...

Why is it so easy to believe one group but not the other? Biased?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2007, 05:31 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
No, they want to be able to dominate our lives...

No, they want to be able to dominate our lives and dictate what we want to do.

So far, the wimps of the Western democracies seem to be willing to let them do that.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2007, 05:29 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Why? Why are you able to celebrate their life but...

Why? Why are you able to celebrate their life but not their end? Especially when their end is a "good" thing?

Believe me, this is a viewpoint that's unique to Western society and to this time...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2007, 05:24 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
This saying that they offered up bin Laden may...

This saying that they offered up bin Laden may sound comforting because it seems to show that the Taliban were reasonable yet it ignores the fact that they were not offering up bin Laden to the US.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2007, 05:12 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Yet more ignorant claptrap. Where do you get this...

Yet more ignorant claptrap. Where do you get this stuff? NATO was invited in and Karzai was voted in by millions of fellow Afghans. Look it up if you dare.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2007, 05:09 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Right on, you infidel! You amoral servant of the...

Right on, you infidel! You amoral servant of the Great Satan who's lower than a dog.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2007, 05:07 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Why do you not seem able to grasp that there is a...

Why do you not seem able to grasp that there is a connection between groups in different countries? There are now a host of communications possibilities including cellphones and something wondrous...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2007, 04:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,675
Posted By IronMac
Yeah, it's called "appeasement".

Yeah, it's called "appeasement".
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2007, 04:58 AM
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Views: 2,675
Posted By IronMac
You really don't have a clue as to what it means...

You really don't have a clue as to what it means to "train" an indigenous army that is at war do you? I strongly suggest that you look at the early Vietnam War experience. i.e., you don't train...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 24th, 2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
75 Suspected Taliban killed: Clashes...

75 Suspected Taliban killed:



Clashes said to kill 75 suspected Taliban in southern Afghanistan - International Herald Tribune...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 24th, 2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Looks like the Germans might become more...

Looks like the Germans might become more involved:

Germany to boost presence in Afghanistan - Financial Times - MSNBC.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19933193/)



:clap:
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 24th, 2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,042
Posted By IronMac
I'll second the vote for a Linksys WRT54G. If...

I'll second the vote for a Linksys WRT54G. If you're worried about usability and/or Mac compatibility, buy the Linksys first and if it doesn't work, return it and get the Apple solution.

There is...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 24th, 2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,679
Posted By IronMac
Surge protection and uninterruptible power are...

Surge protection and uninterruptible power are two different things. I'm too lazy/tired at the moment to get into which is which but if I were to get a laptop and I wanted to make sure the little guy...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 24th, 2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By IronMac
Yep, the only plus side are the savings. I don't...

Yep, the only plus side are the savings. I don't make many calls but it's great (with my cheapo plan) to make calls anywhere in North America without worrying about how much I am paying.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 24th, 2007, 03:30 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,831
Posted By IronMac
Show us whether or not we are experiencing the...

Show us whether or not we are experiencing the same as the Soviets did. That will give some credence to your claim that the Afghans don't want us there.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 24th, 2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
What a laugh! Did u miss my thread on how...

What a laugh! Did u miss my thread on how al-Qaeda states its intent on conquering the world?



Then, why not insist on improving the mission rather than just pulling out?



Let's get this...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 22nd, 2007, 05:04 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,831
Posted By IronMac
I said everyone is fixated on that idea. I never...

I said everyone is fixated on that idea. I never said it was not true but it's not a foregone conclusion. With that sort of attitude and logic, the human race would still be sitting in a tree telling...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 22nd, 2007, 04:54 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
Given the attitudes around here, I doubt very...

Given the attitudes around here, I doubt very much that people are even willing to start at home. Even staring down the barrel of a gun there'd be hand-wringing as to what to do.



First off, I...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 20th, 2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,825
Posted By IronMac
Yeah, I definitely agree with that assessment....

Yeah, I definitely agree with that assessment. Sounds like some real whacko issues there.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
You're right, we didn't need to go into...

You're right, we didn't need to go into Afghanistan but, hey, if the Americans are willing to bring down a truly reprehensible ruling clique then we might as well make sure that it ends up a better...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,831
Posted By IronMac
That's a self-defeating argument. Everyone talks...

That's a self-defeating argument. Everyone talks about the lack of support and assume that it's a foregone conclusion. Everyone is fixated on the defeatist notion that Afghanistan is the "graveyard...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2007, 05:27 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,831
Posted By IronMac
Maybe it would be better to view the argument and...

Maybe it would be better to view the argument and its points rather than who said it?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2007, 05:25 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
So, in other words, you are mixing up the two.

So, in other words, you are mixing up the two.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 19th, 2007, 05:01 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 67,584
Posted By IronMac
Start Late, Finish Rich by David Bach A...

Start Late, Finish Rich by David Bach

A little simplistic but not bad.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 19th, 2007, 05:00 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 67,584
Posted By IronMac
Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Exile by Aaron...

Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Exile by Aaron Allston

Not bad but it seems to be marking time.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 19th, 2007, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By IronMac
First off, was this report written by Bushco?...

First off, was this report written by Bushco? Doesn't seem like it when it says that Iraq was a huge mistake.
Second, just because you've never heard of the guy doesn't mean that he's not a threat....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 19th, 2007, 04:41 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,222
Posted By IronMac
You mixing Afghanistan with Iraq?

You mixing Afghanistan with Iraq?
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