AURA, scanning with your phone

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Laura shows Tina how a new program called Aura uses your camera phone to scan products.

Then the whole crew shows up on stage to provide a bit of entertainment, written by you, the wonderful commenters on 10.

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      MoeB

      may want to work on that spanish a tiny bit Tongue Out

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      MoeB

      may want to work on that spanish a tiny bit Tongue Out

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      eb202

      That is cool, great show and site BTW!

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      eb202

      That is cool, great show and site BTW!

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      Matthew Mushall

      Awesome little program, ladies!  Your own private price check. 

      It's fantastic to see the return of Message Board Theatre.  Here's a rousing applause to the whole 10 team!

      What kind of DVDs were you thinking of, Tina?  hehe.

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      Matthew Mushall

      Awesome little program, ladies!  Your own private price check. 

      It's fantastic to see the return of Message Board Theatre.  Here's a rousing applause to the whole 10 team!

      What kind of DVDs were you thinking of, Tina?  hehe.

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      scratchex

      Message board theatre is wack yo! Hope to see it again soon.

      Love the Spanish bit, maybe next time try Spanglish! Word!

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      scratchex

      Message board theatre is wack yo! Hope to see it again soon.

      Love the Spanish bit, maybe next time try Spanglish! Word!

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      Tom Dillon

      Then the whole crew shows up on stage to provide a bit of entertainment, written by you, the wonderful commenters on 10.

      ?????

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      Tom Dillon

      Then the whole crew shows up on stage to provide a bit of entertainment, written by you, the wonderful commenters on 10.

      ?????

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      Tom Dillon

      Perhaps, I should elaborate, the video ended (for me) after they finsihed discussing Aura.

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      Tom Dillon

      Perhaps, I should elaborate, the video ended (for me) after they finsihed discussing Aura.

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      For me too, when i watched it with the on site viewer.  When I downloaded the video .wmv, I was able to see the whole show, including the crew "skit".

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      For me too, when i watched it with the on site viewer.  When I downloaded the video .wmv, I was able to see the whole show, including the crew "skit".

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      AdamKinney
      Sorry about that, the streaming wmv file was incorrect.  I've updated the link.

      And yes I apologize that there is no fast forward capability in the inline player yet.  I will try and get to that as soon as possible.

      Thanks for watching!
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      Kevin Schofield

      AURA is a Mirosoft Research project, created by the Social Computing Group run by Marc Smith.

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      Kevin Schofield

      AURA is a Mirosoft Research project, created by the Social Computing Group run by Marc Smith.

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      Luc

      A mix that can't go wrong Wink

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      Luc

      A mix that can't go wrong Wink

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      John Anthony Hartman

      So about four months ago I saw a prototype that Google was talking about for Google mobile that would allow you to comparison shop with your "smart" device. In which they used food shopping as the example and suggested that if you were shopping in Albertsons you could scan bar code and see if it was cheaper across the street at Safeway. Now the first thing I thought was wow how much time do these people have to spare that they can go from store to store to save a few penny's. This makes sense you take picture then see info, if it’s not an impulse buy then you can go check out pricing on the web NICE! I bet the retailers HATE it. Good job on10 and good job MSR.

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      John Anthony Hartman

      So about four months ago I saw a prototype that Google was talking about for Google mobile that would allow you to comparison shop with your "smart" device. In which they used food shopping as the example and suggested that if you were shopping in Albertsons you could scan bar code and see if it was cheaper across the street at Safeway. Now the first thing I thought was wow how much time do these people have to spare that they can go from store to store to save a few penny's. This makes sense you take picture then see info, if it’s not an impulse buy then you can go check out pricing on the web NICE! I bet the retailers HATE it. Good job on10 and good job MSR.

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      Daryll McDade

      If they're smart, retailers *should* love this because it creates an opportunity.  The  opportunity to not miss an incremental sale.  Think price matching for promo items. For example, if you're at Target carrying your Best Buy circular and see the same item at Target with a higher price tag.  Target (and most retailers) will most likely match the price because the sale represents both incremental dollars AND/OR better inventory turn.  When I was in the retail business this was Holy Grail type stuff.  As a consumer this is even more exciting...letting the technology help you get the best price! Awesome stuff.

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      Daryll McDade

      If they're smart, retailers *should* love this because it creates an opportunity.  The  opportunity to not miss an incremental sale.  Think price matching for promo items. For example, if you're at Target carrying your Best Buy circular and see the same item at Target with a higher price tag.  Target (and most retailers) will most likely match the price because the sale represents both incremental dollars AND/OR better inventory turn.  When I was in the retail business this was Holy Grail type stuff.  As a consumer this is even more exciting...letting the technology help you get the best price! Awesome stuff.

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      Tom Dillon

      Thanks, great sketch!

      Keep up the good work...

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      Tom Dillon

      Thanks, great sketch!

      Keep up the good work...

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      Rafael Nieves

      There was a company a couple years back that I worked for called BarPoint.com. They had the same idea except you'd use this PDA with and Infrared Scanner reader on top and do the same thing.  BarPoint pulled in thousands of datafeeds, had millions of products but apparently no one knew about it and after 3 years the company went bankrupt everyone was laid off... Hopefully Aura does a better job at marketing.

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      Rafael Nieves

      There was a company a couple years back that I worked for called BarPoint.com. They had the same idea except you'd use this PDA with and Infrared Scanner reader on top and do the same thing.  BarPoint pulled in thousands of datafeeds, had millions of products but apparently no one knew about it and after 3 years the company went bankrupt everyone was laid off... Hopefully Aura does a better job at marketing.

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      Rafael Nieves

      I think that was meant to be Italian... lol

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      Rafael Nieves

      I think that was meant to be Italian... lol

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      Rafael Nieves

      "It's fantastic to see the return of Message Board Theatre.  Here's a rousing applause to the whole 10 team!" - Arztek

      I concur.

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      Rafael Nieves

      "It's fantastic to see the return of Message Board Theatre.  Here's a rousing applause to the whole 10 team!" - Arztek

      I concur.

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      Michael

      Great instalment.... the message board theatre bit was quite funny! How did you convince the guys to all get in front of the camera? BTW, I thought Duncans was the best, short and sweet. Wasn´t that Portugese??

      Ok, I´m off to collect bar codes...... Big Smile

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      Michael

      Great instalment.... the message board theatre bit was quite funny! How did you convince the guys to all get in front of the camera? BTW, I thought Duncans was the best, short and sweet. Wasn´t that Portugese??

      Ok, I´m off to collect bar codes...... Big Smile

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      Human​Compiler
      One thing that should help AURA over barcode scanners is that it's utilizing what people already have...camera phones.
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      Erik Porter

      One thing that should help AURA over barcode scanners is that it's utilizing what people already have...camera phones.

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      Dengin

      Or rather, only 14 left! Thanks guys Smiley

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      Dengin

      Or rather, only 14 left! Thanks guys Smiley

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      Human​Compiler
      Our pleasure!  Did I pronounce your username correctly?
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      Erik Porter

      Our pleasure!  Did I pronounce your username correctly?

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      thejez

      they must film all these shows the same day or else these girls need some new clothes

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      thejez

      they must film all these shows the same day or else these girls need some new clothes

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      Dengin

      You did! Sarah Lane always combines the 'ng' together, as in 'hang', when I get a chat question in on AOTS, so I was happily surprised to hear it done right. Thanks again, love the segment by the way.

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      Dengin

      You did! Sarah Lane always combines the 'ng' together, as in 'hang', when I get a chat question in on AOTS, so I was happily surprised to hear it done right. Thanks again, love the segment by the way.

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      Terry Dwayne Redd

      I would use that everyday. I need to get this whenever I get a new and decent cell phone. I hate going into a store and having no idea what something costs or if I am getting ripped off on a DvD

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      Terry Dwayne Redd

      I would use that everyday. I need to get this whenever I get a new and decent cell phone. I hate going into a store and having no idea what something costs or if I am getting ripped off on a DvD

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      jeremy

      Tina and Laura...happy b-lated b-day... nice to see you after g4tv ended... it's really great to see ya...p.s. Tina...ya you don't watch dukes of hazzard on purpose!! j/k

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      jeremy

      Tina and Laura...happy b-lated b-day... nice to see you after g4tv ended... it's really great to see ya...p.s. Tina...ya you don't watch dukes of hazzard on purpose!! j/k

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      Rohan

      Hi all,

      I like this site and everything, but I feel that the comments section could be better designed. The problem is that while watching the video if I want to read all the comments and replies to the comments and the replies to that, what is happening is that I scroll down the page and cant see the video anymore.

      What is am thinking is some sort of a rolodex sort of comments section, which rolls each comment into place and you can view all the comments without having to scroll down the page, but stay in the same place and roll the comments up or down. It could be with a 3D effect, so that it will look as if the comments are really rolling on a cylindrical surface.

      This is  just an idea that popped into my mind. Tell me what you guys think about it.

      Caio.

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      Rohan

      Hi all,

      I like this site and everything, but I feel that the comments section could be better designed. The problem is that while watching the video if I want to read all the comments and replies to the comments and the replies to that, what is happening is that I scroll down the page and cant see the video anymore.

      What is am thinking is some sort of a rolodex sort of comments section, which rolls each comment into place and you can view all the comments without having to scroll down the page, but stay in the same place and roll the comments up or down. It could be with a 3D effect, so that it will look as if the comments are really rolling on a cylindrical surface.

      This is  just an idea that popped into my mind. Tell me what you guys think about it.

      Caio.

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      Human​Compiler
      We've thrown around the idea of adding an optional scrollbar on the right so you can scroll up and down, but haven't had time to implement this feature and we'd like to hear what everyone thinks.

      Thanks for the feedback!
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      Erik Porter

      We've thrown around the idea of adding an optional scrollbar on the right so you can scroll up and down, but haven't had time to implement this feature and we'd like to hear what everyone thinks.

      Thanks for the feedback!

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      Dennis E. Hamilton

      The mail-reading at the end of the AURA vid is a hoot.  Scott Davis made Italian/Spanish (?) sound like Japanese.   Don't quit your day jobs guys.  Oh, this is your day jobs. 

      So what I want to know is what is this Vole business, as in Microsoft the Vole.  Inquiring minds want to know.  Time for some investigative reporting.

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      Dennis E. Hamilton

      The mail-reading at the end of the AURA vid is a hoot.  Scott Davis made Italian/Spanish (?) sound like Japanese.   Don't quit your day jobs guys.  Oh, this is your day jobs. 

      So what I want to know is what is this Vole business, as in Microsoft the Vole.  Inquiring minds want to know.  Time for some investigative reporting.

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      Rafael Nieves

      werd, those weren't really common back in 2000/2001

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      Rafael Nieves

      werd, those weren't really common back in 2000/2001

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      Rafael Nieves

      Maybe instead of having the comments scroll, have the video slide down with you... although that may have some visual bugginess associated with it depending on how it's done...

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      Rafael Nieves

      Maybe instead of having the comments scroll, have the video slide down with you... although that may have some visual bugginess associated with it depending on how it's done...

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      Jackieboy

      When you play it in slow mo Laura sounds drunk..... It's hilarious......

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      Jackieboy

      When you play it in slow mo Laura sounds drunk..... It's hilarious......

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      Well, I actually download the segments, instead of streaming them, but I agree with Rohan.

      I support the scroll feature, Erik. I think that's a great idea. Right now, there is alot of negative space on the home page.

      I understand the website is new and that it will probably go under some changes in the future.

      Maybe, have some more 10 content, such as articles (technology headlines?) and other readable material (maybe, extra stuff about the show and the 10 team, etc).

      I'll try to brain-storm some other ideas for the comments/video.

      Finally, I'd just like to request an option for us to edit our comments.

      Thank you for taking the time to read our suggestions.

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      Well, I actually download the segments, instead of streaming them, but I agree with Rohan.

      I support the scroll feature, Erik. I think that's a great idea. Right now, there is alot of negative space on the home page.

      I understand the website is new and that it will probably go under some changes in the future.

      Maybe, have some more 10 content, such as articles (technology headlines?) and other readable material (maybe, extra stuff about the show and the 10 team, etc).

      I'll try to brain-storm some other ideas for the comments/video.

      Finally, I'd just like to request an option for us to edit our comments.

      Thank you for taking the time to read our suggestions.

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      It's Friday (well, it's Saturday, now). I need a beer.

      I like the Aura video, especially the MessageBoard Theatre. I need a beer.

      The MessageBoard Theatre was cool, because it had silly comments posted by people, probably like this one you're reading, right now.

      Why are you reading this, right now? The subject is "I need a beer," do you care if I need a beer? 

      You want to me to get drunk and see what I will type? That wouldn't be appropriate, this is a place about technology. I need a beer.

      I don't know if this is a poem, but I don't care. I need a beer.

      I hope Tina doesn't go on "Maury" and have Maury Povich reveal the DNA results. Oblivion owns.

      I'm now too tired to have a beer.

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      It's Friday (well, it's Saturday, now). I need a beer.

      I like the Aura video, especially the MessageBoard Theatre. I need a beer.

      The MessageBoard Theatre was cool, because it had silly comments posted by people, probably like this one you're reading, right now.

      Why are you reading this, right now? The subject is "I need a beer," do you care if I need a beer? 

      You want to me to get drunk and see what I will type? That wouldn't be appropriate, this is a place about technology. I need a beer.

      I don't know if this is a poem, but I don't care. I need a beer.

      I hope Tina doesn't go on "Maury" and have Maury Povich reveal the DNA results. Oblivion owns.

      I'm now too tired to have a beer.

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      Luc

      Does 10 have a forum or are you planning on making one?

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      Luc

      Does 10 have a forum or are you planning on making one?

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      TDavid

      I was thinking the same thing. I wonder what kind of tat Laura is sporting? Looks sort of like one of those barbed-wire around the arm deals.

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      TDavid

      I was thinking the same thing. I wonder what kind of tat Laura is sporting? Looks sort of like one of those barbed-wire around the arm deals.

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      AdamKinney
      Yes, we're planning on a way to have more open discussion for all members. Thanks for the interest Smiley
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      AdamKinney
      Well, I hope you either found a beer or found some sleep
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      "Lethal G3cko"

      Hmmm...I guess I shouldn't be typing at 2 am. What was I thinking? I'm still trying to figure out why I woke up in a dumpster, this morning...

      Correction in previous post:

      You want me to get drunk and see what I will type? That wouldn't be appropriate, this is a place about technology. I need a beer.

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      Hmmm...I guess I shouldn't be typing at 2 am. What was I thinking? I'm still trying to figure out why I woke up in a dumpster, this morning...

      Correction in previous post:

      You want me to get drunk and see what I will type? That wouldn't be appropriate, this is a place about technology. I need a beer.

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      Please add a "edit comments" feature to the forum. That would be great.

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      Please add a "edit comments" feature to the forum. That would be great.

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      "No beer and no TV make V360 something, something..."

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      "No beer and no TV make V360 something, something..."

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      bored.

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      bored.

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      I think there is a place in society for this tool, but then again, its a small small place..

      Because if i seen someone in a store holding a product up to themselves trying to get a picture of a bar code, i would just think they look stupid.

      If this software is easily available for download through cell phone carriers im sure it will sell because people buy all sorts of stuff, but how often will you use it, once a year?

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      I think there is a place in society for this tool, but then again, its a small small place..

      Because if i seen someone in a store holding a product up to themselves trying to get a picture of a bar code, i would just think they look stupid.

      If this software is easily available for download through cell phone carriers im sure it will sell because people buy all sorts of stuff, but how often will you use it, once a year?

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      That segment was hilarious because i actually read all the posts here.

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      That segment was hilarious because i actually read all the posts here.

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      snoobic

      ...or you could do an infini-scroll like live.com.  Cool feature. 

      And yes, I am Partially retarded Smiley  Good laugh.

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      snoobic

      ...or you could do an infini-scroll like live.com.  Cool feature. 

      And yes, I am Partially retarded Smiley  Good laugh.

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      Laura10
      I need new clothes. Size small please.
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      Barry Hawkey

      Still got that blue boyscout shirt?  That was a good look for you.  Bring that back.  Smiley

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      Barry Hawkey

      Still got that blue boyscout shirt?  That was a good look for you.  Bring that back.  Smiley

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      Terry Dwayne Redd

      In the still pic that cat looks so interested in what you two are talking about. You know if you can win over the stuffed animal audience you can win over any audicence

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      Terry Dwayne Redd

      In the still pic that cat looks so interested in what you two are talking about. You know if you can win over the stuffed animal audience you can win over any audicence

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      Darren Straight

      Youve got my support for an optional scrollbar!

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      Darren Straight

      Youve got my support for an optional scrollbar!

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      Russ Plummer

      To bad I got lost in T-Dub's and Thug's eyes and learned nothing.

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      Russ Plummer

      To bad I got lost in T-Dub's and Thug's eyes and learned nothing.

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      tedsblog

      Bummer, I'd really like to try this out on my Cingular 8125...

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      tedsblog

      Bummer, I'd really like to try this out on my Cingular 8125...

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