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post #121 of 241
OK, I know I'm bored myself, but imagine my frustration as I still see this:

02/07/2002 13:37\tÂ*Package at station - awaiting courier
Arrived at FedEx Destination Location FAIRFIELD NJ\t02/07/2002 13:35\tÂ*
Left FedEx Sort Facility NEWARK NJ\t02/07/2002 12:46\tÂ*
Arrived at Sort Facility NEWARK NJ\t02/07/2002 12:44\tÂ*
Arrived at FedEx Destination Location MAHWAH NJ\t02/07/2002 07:15\tÂ*
Arrived at Sort Facility NEWARK NJ\t02/07/2002 01:37\tÂ*
Left FedEx Ramp ANCHORAGE AK\t02/06/2002 15:31

Hurry Up Courier! Get it together. I've been totally thrashed. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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post #122 of 241
hey toadie...i lived in rockville for a year when i was just out of college....i thought they had an apple store in the white marsh mall out there (or whatever the name of that fancy, expensive mall is out there...of course it may not be fancy anymore...it has been many years since i lived there...pre-marriage, so about 18 years ago)...have you gone to that apple store?? hope to see your pictures soon...g

reading all these posts i am amazed how quickly i got my iMac....
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Delivered ALBUQUERQUE NM 02/01/2002 12:34 (yaaaawhooooo!!!)

On FedEx vehicle for delivery ALBUQUERQUE NM 02/01/2002 07:33

Arrived at FedEx Destination Location ALBUQUERQUE NM 02/01/2002 07:09

Arrived at Sort Facility MEMPHIS TN 02/01/2002 01:26

Left FedEx Ramp ANCHORAGE AK 01/31/2002 16:07

Left FedEx Ramp C.K.S. INTL AIRPORT TW 01/30/2002 16:38

Left FedEx Origin Location TAOYUAN CITY TW 01/29/2002 17:19

Pickup status TAOYUAN CITY TW 01/29/2002 17:03 Package received after FedEx cutoff time
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so it basically left Taiwan on 1/30 and was at my doorstep by noon on 2/1---tomorrow makes a week that i've had it....must be time to upgrade

ps..i went with standard (free) shipping :eek:
somebody remove the horseshoe from my @ss....

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post #123 of 241
I've got it. God is this thing beautiful.
Transfering files now. Got most transfered via target mode (from iBook)....transfering from old G3 beige tower will be a chore (no firewire)...too many MP3's I'm doing the iMac dance. Well worth the wait.

Delivered SAN ANTONIO TX\t02/07/2002 13:52\tÂ*
On FedEx vehicle for delivery SAN ANTONIO TX\t02/07/2002 09:28\tÂ*
Arrived at FedEx Destination Location SAN ANTONIO TX\t02/07/2002 08:16\tÂ*
Arrived at FedEx Ramp SAN ANTONIO TX\t02/07/2002 07:24\tÂ*
Left FedEx Ramp SAN ANTONIO TX\t02/07/2002 07:24\tÂ*
Arrived at Sort Facility MEMPHIS TN\t02/07/2002 01:02\tÂ*
Left FedEx Ramp ANCHORAGE AK\t02/06/2002 15:23\tÂ*
Left FedEx Ramp TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/05/2002 20:50\tÂ*
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post #124 of 241
almost forgot to mention during incoherent iMac babble...I'll post the pics tonight. It loses itself on a white desk against a white wall.
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post #125 of 241
[quote]Originally posted by thegelding:
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reading all these posts i am amazed how quickly i got my iMac....
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Indeed. You got your iMac before any apple specialist even had a display model in Canada, UK or Australia(To my knowledge). Apple Canada(who distributes to everyone else) has received 0 iMacs and has no ETA of when they will get anything. At this point, even those who ordered right away may not get one until March(wasn't that when the low end systems were supposed to arrive?).
The apple specialist here is doing an iMac seminar on the weekend without an iMac... I guess they will show pictures of it.
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post #126 of 241
Taq, you lucky dog! My FED EX report still says... waiting for courier.......

I'm dying of envy, especially since I am now back at home and have to wait until at least tomorrow AM for something tantalizingly close.

So tell us all aobut the beauty, or share it on the other thread!
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post #127 of 241
congrats Taq...enjoy and post photos when you can....g

ps welcome to the club...hopefully our canadian friends can join soon....g
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post #128 of 241
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[quote]Originally posted by thegelding:
<strong>congrats Taq...enjoy and post photos when you can....g

ps welcome to the club...hopefully our canadian friends can join soon....g</strong><hr></blockquote>

Or maybe I can join soon. And I live in PENNSYLVANIA!
post #129 of 241
[quote] Or maybe I can join soon. And I live in PENNSYLVANIA! <hr></blockquote>

Pennsylvania...Canada....it's all the same....cold, lots of trees and people eat funny food combinations (fries with mayo in canada and scrambled eggs and ketshup in Pa....freaked me out the first time i saw eggs and ketshup together...a bad color combination is nothing else)....but yes, i hope Macintosh can join the club soon too....g
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post #130 of 241
The long-awaited courier arrives? :confused:

But it is hours beyond delivery, so go to sleep!

Package status FAIRFIELD NJ\t02/07/2002 21:23\tÂ*Package in FedEx location
Package status FAIRFIELD NJ\t02/07/2002 13:37\tÂ*Package at station - awaiting courier
Arrived at FedEx Destination Location FAIRFIELD NJ\t02/07/2002 13:35\tÂ*
Left FedEx Sort Facility NEWARK NJ\t02/07/2002 12:46\tÂ*
Arrived at Sort Facility NEWARK NJ\t02/07/2002 12:44\tÂ*
Arrived at FedEx Destination Location MAHWAH NJ\t02/07/2002 07:15\tÂ*
Arrived at Sort Facility NEWARK NJ\t02/07/2002 01:37\tÂ*
Left FedEx Ramp ANCHORAGE AK\t02/06/2002 15:31
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post #131 of 241
Oops <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />

I forgot to note that all the dates changed on the last round....... Now we are Today.
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post #132 of 241
IT'S BEEN THREE DAYS AND MY IMAC HAS NOT LEFT TAIWAN. ACTUALLY, ON WEDNESDAY IT SAID "ALASKA" BUT THURSDAY IT SAID TAIWAN AGAIN. ALL MENTION OF ALASKA WAS GONE!!! I THINK THEY DROPPED MY IMAC INTO THE OCEAN AND HAD TO SEND FOR ANOTHER ONE!!!! GEEZ LOUISE!
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post #133 of 241
Mac's Girl,

At least yours is still in a civilized par t of the world and not lost in New Jersey
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post #134 of 241
Yikes....HP315 camera is on the fritz...Ican't share my setup...yet. I'll go to BestBuy and exchange it out tomrrow. good night all. Well...I'll probably be up awhile. but you know what I mean.
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post #135 of 241
I've been reading this thread since it started... I'm also eagerly awaiting my iMac, though I didn't order until 1/15...

I feel sorry for Macintosh, that his hasn't shipped... Everyday I check my email hoping mine will ship soon... It's been three weeks as of this last Tuesday...

Please let my iMac come!
post #136 of 241
[quote]Originally posted by thegelding:
<strong>hey toadie...i lived in rockville for a year when i was just out of college....i thought they had an apple store in the white marsh mall out there (or whatever the name of that fancy, expensive mall is out there...of course it may not be fancy anymore...it has been many years since i lived there...pre-marriage, so about 18 years ago)...have you gone to that apple store?? hope to see your pictures soon...g
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Completely off-topic: Gelding, since Toadie hasn't answered yet, I think the closest mall to Rockville that has an Apple Store is Tysons Corner in McLean, VA. Not THAT far from Rockville. White Marsh Mall is northeast of Baltimore, in White Marsh. I used to lived about 5 miles from there many years ago, when it was nothing but woods and dinosaurs. The mall is big, but no Apple Store.

Taq...congratulations on getting your machine! I got mine last Monday, 2/4. That makes two of us from Texas, that I know of.

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post #137 of 241
[quote] Pennsylvania...Canada....it's all the same....cold, lots of trees and people eat funny food combinations (fries with mayo in canada and scrambled eggs and ketshup in Pa....freaked me out the first time i saw eggs and ketshup together...a bad color combination is nothing else)....but yes, i hope Macintosh can join the club soon too....g <hr></blockquote>
Gelding whats wrong with that? Over here in Blighty we like whats known as "The Full English" It consists of Bacon, Sausages, Scrambled Eggs, Baked Beans, Grilled Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Toast, Fried Bread & of course a jolly Old English Cup of Tea. Then you smother the whole lot with good o'l Heinz Ketchup. Also Fries in a pitta bread with mayo is delicious.mmmmmm

Macintosh keep yer head up at least you don't have to wait til 1st March for your new iMac. That'll be like 6 weeks from order before I get mine
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post #138 of 241
[quote]Originally posted by Cubit:
<strong>Mac's Girl,

At least yours is still in a civilized par t of the world and not lost in New Jersey</strong><hr></blockquote>

hey cubit! lol--oh the horrors your poor imac must be enduring in NJ! if you get your computer before me, i'll be real pissed (at fed ex, of course) since we both live in downstate NY and ours imacs left the factory on the same day. i just checked again and its finally in alaska now...in the company of mooses. the fed ex tracking page said my imac was "cleared by customs after plane departed." now thats real smart, aint it?
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post #139 of 241
cubit...when you get your iMac check the speech program...maybe your iMac will speak with a Jersey accent.... g
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post #140 of 241
Well, the race is sometimes won by the unlucky.

THE ODESSEY IS COMPLETED:

Ship Date\tÂ*Â*\t02/04/2002
Delivered To\tÂ*Â*\tMailroom

DeliveryÂ*Date/Time\tÂ*Â*\t02/08/2002 10:10

Service Type\tÂ*Â*\tIP Direct Distribution\t
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Scan Activity\tDate/Time\tComments
Delivered FAIRFIELD NJ\t02/08/2002 10:10\tÂ*
On FedEx vehicle for delivery FAIRFIELD NJ\t02/08/2002 08:27\tÂ*
Package status FAIRFIELD NJ\t02/07/2002 21:23\tÂ*Package in FedEx location
Package status FAIRFIELD NJ\t02/07/2002 13:37\tÂ*Package at station - awaiting courier
Arrived at FedEx Destination Location FAIRFIELD NJ\t02/07/2002 13:35\tÂ*
Left FedEx Sort Facility NEWARK NJ\t02/07/2002 12:46\tÂ*
Arrived at Sort Facility NEWARK NJ\t02/07/2002 12:44\tÂ*
Arrived at FedEx Destination Location MAHWAH NJ\t02/07/2002 07:15\tÂ*
Arrived at Sort Facility NEWARK NJ\t02/07/2002 01:37\tÂ*
Left FedEx Ramp ANCHORAGE AK\t02/06/2002 15:31\tÂ*
Left FedEx Ramp TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/05/2002 20:50\tÂ*
Package status ANCHORAGE AK\t02/05/2002 18:03\tÂ*Regulatory Agency Clearance Delay

Of course, the problem is that my iMac is the Mailroom in New Jersey, and I am in Manhattan until Monday! ARRGHHH! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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post #141 of 241
My first Mac was delivered this morning. I've got a 15 minute comute to work. Just as I was walking into the office, my wife called to say it had been delivered! Damn if I had hung around I could have had a sick day. Oh well at least I have the weekend to figure out this crazy new mac and bulldoze my old PC.

p.s. ordered the stock 800Mhz/Superdrive/256Megs on 1/10

Delivered ATLANTA GA 02/08/2002 08:43
Delivered ATLANTA GA 02/08/2002 08:43
On FedEx vehicle for delivery ATLANTA GA 02/08/2002 08:17
Arrived at FedEx Destination Location ATLANTA GA 02/08/2002 07:57
Arrived at FedEx Ramp HAPEVILLE GA 02/08/2002 05:46
Left FedEx Sort Facility INDIANAPOLIS IN 02/08/2002 04:35
Arrived at Sort Facility INDIANAPOLIS IN 02/08/2002 01:38
Left FedEx Ramp ANCHORAGE AK 02/07/2002 15:45
Left FedEx Ramp C.K.S. INTL AIRPORT TW 02/06/2002 21:17
Package status ANCHORAGE AK 02/06/2002 19:07 Held, cleared customs after aircraft departed
Package status ANCHORAGE AK 02/06/2002 14:47 Held, cleared customs after aircraft departed
Package status ANCHORAGE AK 02/06/2002 14:47 Release by customs

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post #142 of 241
Can you imagine both C.K.S International Airport in Taipei and Fairbanks in Alaska trying to ride herd over thousands of little iMacs attempting to break free! Well now they are finding their way to homes and offices across America. Kind of a heart-warming story, no? :cool:
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post #143 of 241
I've got warm fuzzies. Can't wait to get home again. Concentrating in the lab is too hard when you've got a shiny new iMac at home. Already I've had 5 people come up and ask me if it came in and if they can go see it. I think I'll throw an iMac party....but the stingy part of me doesn't want the hordes to touch it!
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post #144 of 241
As it seems a number of people are getting their iMacs now, I have a question. Has anyone received theirs from anywhere other than the online apple store or apple retail? There are many apple-only specialists stores out there... but I wonder if apple is giving priority to it's own stores because that is bigger profit? I was thinking that buying from a local store will help out the local economy a bit.... but if I knew it was going to add weeks to my shipment... I would not have.

p.s. thegelding, I'm not sure if I have ever heard of anyone eating fries and mayo up here in Canadia... but people do put vinegar on their fries, which may be equally wierd.
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post #145 of 241
Well the Apple Store in Clarendon (Virginia) has only received about 6-7 iMacs so far, and that was days ago. They don't expect the next shipment until maybe Monday. Since I'm number 25 or so on their list I'll probably end up having to wait a full month after I placed my name on their list to get my machine. So don't get the impression that there are heaps of iMacs sitting around the Apple Stores - they're just as starved for the new iMacs as everyone else. So much for shipping in January.
post #146 of 241
maybe its a german thing then...would never argue foods with a man named Gastropod ...i thought it was mayo and something odd in canada....not that we think canadians are odd down here in the states we love our funky canadian brothers....with second city, kids in the hall, jim carey, mj fox, neil young....we can almost forgive you brian adams g


glad to see more people getting their iMacs....now i can stop feeling guilty for getting mine so quickly and just enjoy using it...have fun all....g

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post #147 of 241
OK OK so some of you now have your iMacs.

Please can you let us know your original order date. Some of us would like to know how far down the list we are. I ordered mine on the 10th... Nothing yet.

Hmm.

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post #148 of 241
JW Pepper---it almost seems luck of the draw....

i ordered on 1/7/02 from apple education store with standard (free) shipping.... imac shipped on 1/29/02 (really 1/30/02 as it went to Fed Ex after hours on the 29th) and received it 2/1/02 at noon...amazingly fast with no customs hold-ups...

macintosh ordered same day (1/7/02) from the education store and his is still "being prepped"

mac's girl ordered hers much later and it is on the way (stuck a bit it seems in alaska)...

so it seems very random as to when ordered to when shipped to when received....g
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[quote]Originally posted by JW Pepper:
<strong>OK OK so some of you now have your iMacs.

Please can you let us know your original order date. Some of us would like to know how far down the list we are. I ordered mine on the 10th... Nothing yet.

[ 02-08-2002: Message edited by: JW Pepper ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

actually, im shocked mine even shipped yet. i ordered on jan 22, like at midnight. (i got it under the apple fed govt store, so maybe that makes a difference?)

anyway, here''s the fed ex log. tell me if this doesnt look suspicious to you. i swear, mine must have fallen off the boat (or else it was in one those boxes that crashed with tom hanks had in "cast away.")

Left FedEx Ramp TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/07/2002 20:20\tÂ*

Package status ANCHORAGE AK\t02/07/2002 18:05\tÂ*Held, cleared customs after aircraft departed

Left FedEx Origin Location TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/06/2002 03:39\tÂ*

Pickup status TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/05/2002 19:52\tÂ*Package received after FedEx cutoff time
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post #150 of 241
wow mac's girl...it's like groundhog's day....perhaps everyother day your iMac "wakes up" back in Taiwan :eek: ...g

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[quote]Originally posted by mac's girl:
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actually, im shocked mine even shipped yet. i ordered on jan 22, like at midnight. (i got it under the apple fed govt store, so maybe that makes a difference?)

anyway, here''s the fed ex log. tell me if this doesnt look suspicious to you. i swear, mine must have fallen off the boat (or else it was in one those boxes that crashed with tom hanks had in "cast away.")

Left FedEx Ramp TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/07/2002 20:20\tÂ*

Package status ANCHORAGE AK\t02/07/2002 18:05\tÂ*Held, cleared customs after aircraft departed

Left FedEx Origin Location TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/06/2002 03:39\tÂ*

Pickup status TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/05/2002 19:52\tÂ*Package received after FedEx cutoff time</strong><hr></blockquote>

Aside from the miracle that yours shipped so early, given that you ordered on 1/22, here's what the FedEx log is really telling you:

First remember that FedEx tracking always lists the LOCAL time whenever something is scanned. So your iMac was last scanned in Taiwan at 8:20 pm on 2/7 LOCAL time. It was scanned in Anchorage after having cleared customs at 6:05 pm LOCAL time on 2/7. This is the equivalent of 11:05 am on 2/8 in Taiwan.

Second thing to remember is that FedEx tracking doesn't keep up with the scanning locations in a proper sequence. Instead, when a scan shows a date and time that something happened, it places it in the existing tracking list BY SEQUENCE OF DATE AND TIME, disregarding the fact that those are meaningless if the tracking ocurred in different time zones. It's even more complicated by the fact that the planes cross the International Date Line on the way from Taiwan to Alaska, making the tracking in Alaska seem to happen before the plane left Taiwan.

The good thing is that your iMac is in Alaska, not Taiwan. So just sit back and wait for Tom Hanks to deliver it to your door!
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post #152 of 241
Mayo on fries is a french thing. But of course the big french Canadian thing for fries is Poutine - fries covered in cheese curds and gravy. And Canadians do put mayo on their burgers - I thought I heard that is unusual.
post #153 of 241
yeah...it was the mayo on burgers thing...burgers get mustard, ketshup and lettuce with tomato....and i still think that mac's girl's iMac is in a bill murray/groundhog's day/twilight zone loop....

hope you get it soon mac's girl...put up photos when it does...g
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While I am very much into the Outer Limits thing, Mac's Girl, the time slip is a result of the international date line between Taiwan and Alaska. You actually go back in time! Having made the trip between Tokyo and New York far more times than I care to recall, you actually arrive before you leave on a 12 hour flight and a fourteen hour time difference. Alaska is about 5 hours FURTHER from Taipei time.

You'll have to see if there are any Einstein effects, does your mac look younger than it should when it finally arrives. I am afraid I don't; probably because I lose a day everytime I go from NYC to TYO!
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post #155 of 241
We again do seem in a time-warp ourselves on this board. It says all times are Eastern, but it reads 05:12 AM above my last post, but the 24-hour clock in my Manhattan place says 17:16 on 2/8/02 which used to be called Eastern Standard Time. It will mysteriously change later in the day.

I wonder Eastern where? :eek: :confused: <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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post #156 of 241
Dual GHz arrived today!
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post #157 of 241
congrats bodhi. Isn't a gastropod a mollusk?...like a snail...kind of appropriate considering the length it's taking to get some of these orders delivered. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

It'll be well worth the wait. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
As far as time zones go. I learned that lesson somewhat painfully. I told my folks to pick me up from the airport a day after I arrived from Japan...YIKES. This was good though, because my friends had TP'd my apartment and rearranged my furniture as a welcome back gift. I had to clean up everything jetlagged before they got in. <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" /> To bad I didn't check for the frozen underwear in the freezer. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
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congrats bodhi....

and going further off track again...
gastro--a combining form meaning, 'pertaining to the stomach or abdomen'
pod--a combining form meaning, 'of or related to the foot'

so gastropod literally means, 'stomach foot'...pertaining to how a snail moves along on it's muscular "stomach foot"

and yes i am a nerd...g

ps..does he use that user name because he is slow, or because he is sticky.....

or both :eek:

a gastropod is a snail and a member of the mollusk family....thegelding now takes off his mister wizard hat

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gelding, LOL
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huh?
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huh?
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post #160 of 241
[quote]Originally posted by thegelding:
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a gastropod is a snail and a member of the mollusk family....thegelding now takes off his mister wizard hat
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Cool! thegelding must be a wizard! hrrm..... Gandalf the Grey, Saruman the White, Radagast the Brown..... and thegelding the Green?

Yeah, I choose my alias a long time ago for slowness reasons.... back then I had a 14.4 modem when the rest of the civilized world had 56 k

But my slowness has always stuck with me. For the last 4 years the only game I play is Bungie's Myth series. Everyone online recognizes me when they play with me because I take minutes to load a level while they take seconds. (My current computer is from 1997). Even this webpage takes over a minute to render, during that time my computer is completely locked up parsing the html.

As a similar example, I had researched and researched as to what car I wanted(when I could afford a car). I decided on one and ordered it at the start of October... I was told they'd have one for me the next week. In the mean time, I was bicycling to work, taking the bus was a 2 hour ride.. biking was only 40 minutes. Time passed and December came. At this point I am freeezing my fingers off biking to work, or wasting my entire day 4 hours in transit. I was very frustrated. Hoping that your car will be there in a day or two when it is actually months. When they did get a car, I had to buy a CD player with it or face more time waiting for the next car. If they had just told me that it was going to come at Christmas, it would not have been as frustrating.

In the same way(but not nearly as extreme), I wish apple would have said not to expect the iMacs until spring, instead of saying shipping in January. For example, I was recently laid off, I have no idea if I am going to be in this city in a month or two... but when I ordered I thought it'd come before I moved. It would be less frustrating, and if some people did get them in Feb then apple would be exceeding your expecations. Maybe I should just be quiet and be thankful that I can afford a nice computer like the iMac.

.. oh... and click on the link below to download a mac only networkable card game(it's free)
<a href="http://www.yiminee.com" target="_blank">http://www.yiminee.com</a>
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