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Well, it's crazy alright, but, I always like an ice cold coke on a sore throat, it's great relief and wake's you up too!!


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Ugh, have a seriously bad sore throat. Just hoping it isn't strep throat. I am sitting here drinking a coke because sam028 seems to think coke cures a sore throat, and it hurts so bad I was willing to try anything

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So with all this funny $$$ how come folks are talking about parity ($1.00) with the Euro?

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Funny Money?? What is money?


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So with all this funny $$$ how come folks are talking about parity ($1.00) with the Euro?


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Gotta love Newegg.

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Some decent stuff depending on what you are in the market for...

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Today at E3 the release date was finally set for Gran Turismo 5. It's scheduled for November 2nd 2010.

I'm real excited to play this. I played the Prologue version last year, and am looking forward to the complete game with all the new cars.

Attached is a video they showed at E3 today showing the evolution of the franchise over the years.

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What did you guys think of the President's address tonight?

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Big Oil was super cozy with the the Government during the Bush years. You can't have regulators be friends with those they regulate.

I am a strong believe that oil is too valuable to be just burned, there are so many things it can be made into and other sources of fuel/power that could eventually be made renewable with concerted effort.

Hope Obama can fix this, but with the strong idealogical differences in this country I am not sure it is possible. What ever happened to open mindedness? Truth matters: If all one wants is their model of the world verified, there will be no progress.

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'K there is a commercial at first...

http://thebubble.msn.com/video/?id=4cd29f0d-4b56-4b8b-9bc7-228ea5de45da#/video/?id=4cd29f0d-4b56-4b8b-9bc7-228ea5de45da

I turned it up real loud.

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Looks like fun

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Barney Frank one-liners from last night...

https://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1530100788&play=1

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Barney Frank one-liners from last night...

News Headlines

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Wrong video link?

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Wrong video link?

Fixed.

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iPhone being blown to bits.



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Old news, but was reminded of it today from the above iPhone clip.

Kyle @ HardOCP takes a .50 BMG API and puts it up against 18 hard drives. Guess who wins?

[H]ard|OCP - .50 BMG API Vs. 18 Hard Drives

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Can you tell I was done early today and have been browsing the web, relaxing a bit?

Now here is a photo you won't see often. A president of the US and a shirtless man posing for a photo together, drinking beer (well, Budweiser technically).



The soccer guy is American back Carlos Bocanegra.

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I'm getting faster cable modem internet next week, so I wanted to write down a few speed tests as of today so I can compare them after the upgrade. Right now I have 15/2 from TWC, the upgrade will put it to 50/5 which is as fast as they go.

Pingtest to Dallas:


Pingtest to Chicago:


Speedtest to Dallas:


Speedtest to Chicago:


Wow, really terrible throughput numbers for Chicago. Ok so let's see what I get next week. Not expecting pings to change, just throughput.

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Can you tell I was done early today and have been browsing the web, relaxing a bit?

Now here is a photo you won't see often. A president of the US and a shirtless man posing for a photo together, drinking beer (well, Budweiser technically).



The soccer guy is American back Carlos Bocanegra.

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And the guy (on the right) is playing in a french team, the "stade Rennais" (and their stadium is exactly 3 miles from my home).

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That pic is awesome.

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Wow, really terrible throughput numbers for Chicago. Ok so let's see what I get next week. Not expecting pings to change, just throughput.

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It is not just you. Chicago is always the slowest for me.

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Here is the 1080p version of the new trailer for Harry Potter 7 (the final movie), Part I of II (the movie will be two parts).

Looks good!



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Britain's financial regulator has fined and banned a former broker for manipulating oil prices by buying more than 7 million barrels while on a drinking binge.

7,125 contracts accumulated, drunk, in just over two hours, good job !!!

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There is a lot of talk about where the S&P is heading and I just got this news letter written by Ed Ponsi.
Thought I'd post it here..... Gotta love the second story....

Does the "Death Cross" spell doom for the stock market?

Technical analysts are all abuzz over the impending "Death Cross" on the S&P 500. No, this is not a reference to "Star Wars", nor is it the title of a new album by Black Sabbath. A Death Cross simply means that the 50 day moving average has crossed below the 200 day moving average, and is considered to be a very negative omen in the trading community. As you can see on the chart below, the 50-day moving average (green) has been creeping ever closer to the 200-day moving average (red). The two simple moving averages are separated by just 3 points on the hard right edge of the chart, making their crossing inevitable. In fact, by the time you read this, the moving averages may already have crossed.







It is the S&P 500, and not the Dow Jones Industrial Average, that represents "the market" to most U.S. professional traders. On the left side of the chart, we see the 50-day moving average crossing above the 200-day, the so-called "Golden Cross," and the impressive rally that ensued. But does the approaching Death Cross - along with the Head and Shoulder pattern that many insist is visible in the chart above - signal the beginning of a precarious drop for U.S. stocks, an event that could have a dramatic impact on the Forex market?

Not necessarily. Research from Canadian brokerage company Brockhouse and Cooper indicates that since 1970, the dreaded Death Cross leads to an average loss of just 0.4% in the first month following the crossover. The way the stock market has been trading lately - losing more than 1% of its value on numerous days in June - a loss of less than one-half of one percent over the course of month would be considered a welcome victory.
Wait, it gets better. On average, the S&P 500 gains 2.5% over the following three months, and climbs 4.8% over the next six months after the dreaded cross, since 1970 according to the Montreal-based brokerage.
Does this mean that we should buy instead of sell? Again, not necessarily, because to go long in the teeth of a vicious downtrend can lead to a horrible result - just ask anyone who bought into the stock market after the most recent Death Cross, which occurred in late December of 2007. The result for the S&P 500 was a loss of 11.72% during the first month, and a whopping 41.28% decline for the following year.
What I'm saying is this - don't expect the market to crash just because the financial press is in a tizzy over this indicator. It makes for interesting conversation, and helps to fill hours and hours of empty space (as required by broadcasters and journalists mired in a 24-hour news cycle), but that alone doesn't give it significance.
So if the Death Cross is not such a big deal after all, then why all the fuss? My guess is the ominous-sounding name has given this indicator more notoriety than it really deserves. This isn't the first time I've seen people get excited about an eerie sounding indicator that turned out to be less of a big deal than anticipated.
For example, have you ever heard of the "Hanging Man" candle formation? This alleged reversal candle is one of the most useless patterns I've ever encountered (in my humble opinion; your results may vary), and yet it seems to be a topic of fascination for some traders. Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm guessing that indicators with dreadful names inspire a type of curious fascination among traders. Which is why I'm naming my new indicator the "Darth Piranha".



The Well Oiled Oil Trader

Perhaps you recall the curious case of oil trader Steven Perkins; last year, Mr. Perkins was blamed for single-handedly driving the price of crude higher by $1.65 in the middle of the night. Perkins claims to have been in an alcohol-induced blackout at the time and can't recall the unauthorized trades, which cost his employer $10 million to unwind. This past Tuesday in the U.K., the F.S.A. (Financial Services Authority) ruled that Mr. Perkins may not trade for five years and must pay a $107,000 fine.
The regulatory agency came down hard on Perkins not only because of the unauthorized trades, but also because he allegedly lied to cover up the snafu. But the FSA's jurisdiction does not include Switzerland, where Perkins has just landed a job as - you guessed it - a commodities trader. Perkins signed his contract in Geneva exactly one day after the FSA.'s ruling. No word yet on whether job offers have also been extended to Nick Leeson and Jerome Kervial.
All kidding aside, I'm guessing that Perkins' new employers feel that the guy is a good trader who made a mistake, and that's fine - nothing wrong with second chances. The moral to the story - friends don't let friends trade drunk!






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Turmoil causes volatility and we have plenty.

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Thought I would share this. This is from Google. Over the past many months I've been making tweaks where I can to improve the speed of the site. This graph shows about six months of data, and you can see our site has steadily been getting faster and faster.

Made some pretty big changes a couple weeks ago which are now showing up. On the graph, lower is better.



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Also want. Pity a bunch of the big android phones aren't being released in the Australian market and the networks are different frequencies so grey import isn't an option.... sigh. Some parts of the technology market is like living in a third world country here.....

We only got the nexus one last month and the HTC Desire is exclusive to a network that doesn't work for me.

I have been playing with the Android sim and some random Rom's though. I WILL get an android phone, just have to wait for the piece of hardware that suits my needs. An australian version of the Evo 4G would do the job.

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Self Explainatory. When done check out the one on cats and the singer is not bad either.

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AN ACTUAL CRAIG'S LIST PERSONALS AD
To the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me in Downtown Savannah night before last.
Date: 2009-05-27, 1 :43 a.m. E.S.T.
I was the guy wearing the black Burberry jacket that you demanded that I hand over, shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my girlfriend, threatening our lives. You also asked for my girlfriend's purse and earrings. I can only hope that you somehow come across this rather important message.
First, I'd like to apologize for your embarrassment; I didn't expect you to actually crap in your pants when I drew my pistol after you took my jacket.. The evening was not that cold, and I was wearing the jacket for a reason.. My girlfriend had just bought me that Kimber Model 1911 .45 ACP pistol for my birthday, and we had picked up a shoulder holster for it that very evening. Obviously you agree that it is a very intimidating weapon when pointed at your head ... Isn't it?!
I know it probably wasn't fun walking back to wherever you'd come from with that brown sludge in your pants. I'm sure it was even worse walking bare-footed since I made you leave your shoes, cell phone, and wallet with me. [That prevented you from calling or running to your buddies to come help mug us again].
After I called your mother or "Momma" as you had her listed in your cell, I explained the entire episode of what you'd done. Then I went and filled up my gas tank as well as those of four other people in the gas station, -- on your credit card. The guy with the big motor home took 150 gallons and was extremely grateful!
I gave your shoes to a homeless guy outside Vinnie Van Go Go's, along with all the cash in your wallet. [That made his day!]
I then threw your wallet into the big pink "pimp mobile" that was parked at the curb .... After I broke the windshield and side window and keyed the entire driver's side of the car.
Later, I called a bunch of phone sex numbers from your cell phone. Ma Bell just now shut down the line, although I only used the phone for a little over a day now, so what 's going on with that? Earlier, I managed to get in two threatening phone calls to the DA's office and one to the FBI, while mentioning President Obama as my possible target.
The FBI guy seemed really intense and we had a nice long chat (I guess while he traced your number etc..).
;In a way, perhaps I should apologize for not killing you ... But I feel this type of retribution is a far more appropriate punishment for your threatened crime. I wish you well as you try to sort through some of these rather immediate pressing issues, and can only hope that you have the opportunity to reflect upon, and perhaps reconsider, the career path you've chosen to pursue in life. Remember, next time you might not be so lucky.Have a good day!
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The American People Don't Need More Handouts - What They Need Are Good Jobs.

Thought I'd share this with the group. It echos some of what I've believed & have been saying all along. Not sure what the answer is, but this helps identify what some the problems are.

Probably not news to anyone, but it was an interesting read. John Mauldin and Harry Dent are also good sources for anyone interested in where we all might be headed.

https://www.thetradingreport.com/2010/07/27/the-american-people-don’t-need-more-handouts-–-what-they-need-are-good-jobs/

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Read the Great Reckoning or Prector's At the crest of the Tidal Wave: Liken it to the start of Dark Ages II. There is no way the US can continue to lead the world in all areas as it did since Work War II. It is not about patriotism, but an economic reality.

This is what happened to Rome: It endured a 300 year long & steady decline. For the US this will happen much faster, Will take years, but for most people the average US standard of living will continue to decline.

Sorry, but that is my take. Can't be helped. Huge disparities in wealth, resources and opportunities can't be ignored forever and there is nothing that can be done to keep the disparities between rich and poor nations a large as they currently are.

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More word of wisdom from Tyler Durdin of Zero Hedge

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Must be a dedicated soul to do such a task for 5 years one would think or is that what burnt out CL traders do in their spare time

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Hi Mike,

I seem to be having trouble (yesterday & today) - web site real slow to load - don't know if it's on your end or mine & now I've noticed the "REPLY" buttons are not appearing. I was going to reply to a post someone made, but can't. Just got this message, trying to open the site again: "Safari can’t open the page “https://futures.io/” because the server where this page is located isn’t responding."

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Hi Mike,

I seem to be having trouble (yesterday & today) - web site real slow to load - don't know if it's on your end or mine & now I've noticed the "REPLY" buttons are not appearing. I was going to reply to a post someone made, but can't. Just got this message, trying to open the site again: "Safari can’t open the page “https://futures.io/” because the server where this page is located isn’t responding."

Thanks.

I don't have Safari, can you try Internet Explorer, FireFox or Chrome and let me know if the problem still exists?

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Today I had problem too, the pages loaded very slow and sometime not at all, made a reply was very difficoult.

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Today I had problem too, the pages loaded very slow and sometime not at all, made a reply was very difficoult.

Luke.

Please let me know if the problem still exists.

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This is pretty funny:

McDonald's McNugget Rage VIDEO: Drive-Thru Assault, Window Smash Caught On Tape

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It seems some " loser" upset with our popularity have taken bold action! He has called us a name, and taken the time to create an entire site dedicated to it!

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You're not really on the map until you piss someone off. Surprised its taken this long. I looked at this guy a few months ago to buy his system. I got suspicious when he stopped posting his "winnings" for a month or so and then picked it back up and "inadvertently" left that month out.

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High-Tech 2WD Ostoure Superbike Is Straight Out of Skynet's Garage



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His excuse: The speedometer was faulty.

The sales guy said it would go 220!

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Chinese bubble? World-Wide double-dip here we come?

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Video of TransAm crashing into bridge at over 100mph

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Video is at bottom, click it. The car basically disintegrated on impact. The driver was ejected and is ALIVE in critical condition, somehow.

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This is one of the most incredible and honest things I have ever heard...amazing!

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CNBC:
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Gas down 3% in two weeks. Three whopping percent. Oil dropped what, 10% in the same time?

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they do the same thing with gold,nothing but a scam to make them rich...sharky

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"Hey Dawg, you have a $20 I can buy right now?"

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Gas has come down in the last week here, now at $2.36/gallon.

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Gas has come down in the last week here, now at $2.36/gallon.

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Just FYI, 1.30€/liter in France, same in Germany and in most European countries, so that's something like $6.37/gallon...

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Hey 'errbody',

You probably already heard this one, but just in case:

Original: YouTube - (STEREO SOUND) Antoine Dodson warns a PERP on LIVE TV!
Remix: YouTube - BED INTRUDER SONG!!! (now on iTunes)

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Did anyone catch the wording in mine?

It is San Francisco, but...

Gary that is awesome, put a smile on my face.

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this is for all USA traders here.....hope not to get CIA on my door for this !!!


POST TURTLE
YOU'VE GOT TO LOVE THIS RANCHER'S OUTLOOK & COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO LIFE.




While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, who's hand was caught in the gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man...Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his role as our president.

The old rancher said, 'Well, ya know, Obama is a 'Post Turtle''..

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him, what a 'post turtle' was.

The old rancher said, 'When you're driving down a
country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle'.

The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. '

"You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with."

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i love good commercials


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Me too; wish this was one.

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The Kindle owner ?

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Just some funny stuff to help us more mature traders ease into a pleasant and contemplative weekend:


Truths For Mature Humans



1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer their call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

24. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974.
That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

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CNN BREAKING NEWS

-- Stocks rally to 4-month highs after economists report recession ended in June. Dow finishes up 145 points.


I wonder if the economists were wearing a flight suit & standing on the deck of an aircraft carrier - Mission Accomplished!

Time will tell.......

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Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk

How do you like the X? My DROID is only 10 months old, but really like what I have seen, and played with at the Verizon Store.

Figured, I must have all the coolest toys at this point in my life (Bucket-list stuff), as I don't know how long I will have to enjoy them.

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How do you like the X? My DROID is only 10 months old, but really like what I have seen, and played with at the Verizon Store.

I love my X. Bigger screen is perfect for me as I use it more for non-phone duties than anything else

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I love my X. Bigger screen is perfect for me as I use it more for non-phone duties than anything else

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Got one today.

Everyone: give your old one to a friend, I did.

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Got one today.

Everyone: give your old one to a friend, I did.

The Froyo 2.2 update is being pushed out OTA today, you can force an update from Settings -> About Phone -> Update. Froyo is a good amount faster than Eclair (2.1).

I also recommend AppBrain, it's better than the standard market in my opinion.

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I am so happy you got one Mike. I really like the original DROID, but being the beta tester-type I am always looking for a better way & you always figure out the best way to do tech stuff.

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