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FYI, this is the "large informational sign" that caused such a stir:

Excellent. Can you share any of the descriptive tags?

(The thread is dead. Long live the thread.)
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post #162 of 168
Here are a few. Sorry about hijacking the thread, I'd sort of forgotten about some of this stuff:





They spoke of the sayings and doings of their commander, the grand duke, and told stories of his kindness and irascibility.
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post #163 of 168
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Here are a few. Sorry about hijacking the thread, I'd sort of forgotten about some of this stuff:

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The one they had on display was the #1, highest rated Netbook sold and reviewed. It was the Asus Eee PC, and it was a cheap piece of shit. So if the number 1 rated Netbook was made with cheap plastics and a lousy keyboard, then yes, I don't need to see any others.

I agree the Eees leave a lot to be desired. Since they were among the first, they're still popular. There are a lot of better netbooks. Plead ignorance if you like, it makes a good argument.
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I'm sure it must be. Personally, the stores give me the creeps. The last time I was in one, at least the Macs were plugged in and working. That's a lot better treatment than they've had at so many other mass market retailers we could mention.

One thing to keep in mind about consumer electronics retailers -- the casualty rate is extremely high. Best Buy may be on the top of the heap now, but then probably so was Circuit City at one time. So were Silo, Federated, CompUSA, and whole bunch of others which are now history.

BB is bigger than any of them were. I'm sorry about what happened to Circuit City, because they were the successor to Lafayette Radio. Lafayette was a pioneer back in the older days. A pioneer in audio as well.
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BB is bigger than any of them were. I'm sorry about what happened to Circuit City, because they were the successor to Lafayette Radio. Lafayette was a pioneer back in the older days. A pioneer in audio as well.

I certainly remember Lafayette but I had no idea they were related to Circuit City. I used to go to the Lafayette Radio store in Paramus NJ. My brother worked there.

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Not to worry, it's a figurative gun that shoots imaginary bullets.
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What percentage of Americans live in rural areas? According to the 2006 census, 80% of Canadians live in urban areas. I'm not sure if the demographic spread is similar in the U.S.

So let's say the percentage is about the same. 20% living in rural areas. The US has about 300 million people, so 20% would be 60 million, or about twice the population of Canada. That is a pretty substantial market, eh?
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