VaBeachGuy

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    VaBeachGuy got a reaction from A l t e r E g o in Star Trek: Picard   
    Seeing as this is a new series, it should have had its own forum before now, so this forum is for the discussion of Picard.
    With the family health issues that I've been dealing with for the past couple of years, I haven't really taken a lot of time to sit down and watch any of the new Star Trek stuff, so I haven't even seen the first episode of this show yet.
    What I may do is watch it and record my reactions to each episode for YouTube, and give my opinions/thoughts to each episode... good, bad or indifferent.
    I'm not sure when (if) I'll do that, but maybe I'll get started on that in the near future.
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    VaBeachGuy got a reaction from Mr.Picard in ADDICTED TO EBAY   
    I don't buy a lot on eBay, but I've been a seller on there since the late 90's. I've had two different seller accounts on there, the first one from the late 90's to very early 00's kind of got lost to time. I sold a lot of computers that I built, back then but I have no idea what the total dollar amount of sales were. If I were to guess, I'd say probably in the $25,000 to $35,000 range. 
    On my current seller account, which I've had going since 2002, I just looked up the total dollar amount of sales since then and was blown away by the total amount. Almost $98,000.00. Of course, that's spread out over 18 years worth of selling. In all that time, zero negative feedback, all positive. 
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    VaBeachGuy got a reaction from Mr.Picard in Hey everyone   
    Finally got the upgrade completed, after a week and a half of trying. The skin may need some tweaks, so I'll see about that going forward.
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    VaBeachGuy got a reaction from A l t e r E g o in Hey everyone   
    Finally got the upgrade completed, after a week and a half of trying. The skin may need some tweaks, so I'll see about that going forward.
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    VaBeachGuy reacted to DrWho42 in R.I.P. BakulaBabe   
    i just realised this the other day because their fb changed to "remembering..."
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    VaBeachGuy reacted to headborg in R.I.P. BakulaBabe   
    Omg ....so sad 
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    VaBeachGuy reacted to youbroughtheryouRiker in R.I.P. BakulaBabe   
    So sad.  She will be missed.
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    VaBeachGuy reacted to athena28 in R.I.P. BakulaBabe   
    So sorry to hear this. She was lovely. 
     
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    VaBeachGuy reacted to GhostofMajorHayes in R.I.P. BakulaBabe   
    This is very sad to hear. She had awesome posts and thoughts regarding many things including Star Trek.
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    VaBeachGuy reacted to Lxe in R.I.P. BakulaBabe   
    I miss her so much. She was interacting person on Facebook commenting on my status.
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    VaBeachGuy got a reaction from CurtisEt in Eagles Defeat Patriots!   
    I meant to include this in the previous post, it's a small bottle containing confetti from the field that was sent to me a couple of weeks after the Super Bowl.
     

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    VaBeachGuy got a reaction from gul_nodrog in StarTrek.com Vault: The Enterprise Finale   
    My thoughts on 'These Are the Voyages' was that it was terrible. I was extremely disappointed in how they turned it into a 'behind the scenes' TNG episode. I can re-watch, and enjoy the nearly the entire series, but when it comes to the finale, I skip it. I don't bother watching it at all.
    There were so many better possibilities for how they could have done the finale, but this was just awful and in many ways, insulting.
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    VaBeachGuy reacted to Kor37 in Today in history   
    1620 The first merry-go-round seen at a fair (Philippapolis, Turkey)
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    VaBeachGuy reacted to Theunicornhunter in Today in history   
    From the history channel
    May 17, 1970
     
     
    Trivia tidbit - the actor Chris Heyerdahl (Holling on SG: Atlantis) is the nephew of Thor Heyerdahl.
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    VaBeachGuy reacted to trekz in Today in history   
    May 17, 1943
     
    The Memphis Belle flies its 25th bombing mission
    On this day in 1943, the crew of the Memphis Belle, one of a group of American bombers based in Britain, becomes the first B-17 crew to complete 25 missions over Europe.
     
    The Memphis Belle performed its 25th and last mission, in a bombing raid against Lorient, a German submarine base. But before returning back home to the United States, film footage was shot of Belle's crew receiving combat medals. This was but one part of a longer documentary on a day in the life of an American bomber, which included dramatic footage of a bomber being shot out of the sky, with most of its crew parachuting out, one by one. Another film sequence showed a bomber returning to base with its tail fin missing. What looked like damage inflicted by the enemy was, in fact, the result of a collision with another American bomber.
     
    The Memphis Belle documentary would not be released for another 11 months, as more footage was compiled to demonstrate the risks these pilots ran as they bombed "the enemy again and again and again-until he has had enough." The film's producer, Lieutenant Colonel William Wyler, was known for such non-military fare as The Letter, Wuthering Heights, and Jezebel.
     
    A fictional film about the B-17, called Memphis Belle, was released in 1990, starring John Lithgow, Matthew Modine, and Eric Stoltz.
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    VaBeachGuy reacted to trekz in Today in history   
    May 16, 1929
     
    First Academy Awards ceremony
    On this day in 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out its first awards, at a dinner party for around 250 people held in the Blossom Room of the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California.
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    VaBeachGuy reacted to Kor37 in Today in history   
    1963 After 22 Earth orbits, Gordon Cooper returns to Earth, ending the last mission of Project Mercury
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    VaBeachGuy reacted to hangon in Today in history   
    A new topic..its easy all you gotta do is post some historical fact for that day..
     
    Today in history...The Dambusters and the bouncing bomb
     
    The attack on German dams took place on the night of 16-17 May 60 years ago and was famously made into a film, starring Sir Michael Redgrave.
     
    Two dams were breached in the raid, but an estimated 1,294 people drowned, while 53 aircrew were killed and three taken prisoner.
     
    One of the most famous bombing raids ever.
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    VaBeachGuy got a reaction from A l t e r E g o in Advertising reaches new low, advert emails from your email contacts!   
    In the past, I'm sure I had mentioned my neighbor and good friend Norm. He passed away in 2012 and his wife unfortunately followed in 2014. But around 2010 or 2011, she received a call from someone who started off the call by calling her 'Grandma' and going on to say that she was Norm's son (he had children from a previous marriage). "Scott", went on to explain that he was in the Bahamas or maybe it was the Virgin Islands, and was arrested for being drunk at a concert and the local police were demanding $2,000 as a bribe to let him go. "Scott" also asked "Grandma" (she was really his step-mother), not to tell his father anything about it. Now keep in mind, the real Scott lived in Alaska at the time and would never call her 'Grandma'.
    Being a very stressful situation, she dutifully went to the Western Union office and wired him $2,000. After she got home, 'Scott' called back and said that they were demanding $5,000 more or they'd charge him and he'd spend a year in their jail.
    At this point, she was very upset, and told Norm (my friend). He immediately realized that it was a scam, but just to double check, he called his son in Alaska and sure enough, he was safe and sound in his home.
    The $2,000 was gone for good, an expensive lesson to learn for Norm's wife, but a lesson learned. These sorts of scams will never end, and will only get more creative.
    I've read of the 'Can you hear me' scam, where someone will call you and the first question is 'Can you hear me?' or some other question that will get you to give a 'Yes' or other affirmative answer. They're recording your voice saying 'Yes', and later add it to a recording where it sounds like you're agreeing to buy something or pay some bill or something of that sort.
    You can, of course, fight it. But like identity theft, it can be time consuming and expensive.
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    VaBeachGuy got a reaction from A l t e r E g o in Frasier Alert   
    I saw this episode again for the first time in several years, it always makes me laugh.
     
     
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    VaBeachGuy got a reaction from A l t e r E g o in STARTREKFANS.NET will be upgrading   
    It's been 6 years since our last upgrade, and it's time for a new one. I hope to have it completed within the next couple of weeks, but it's been so long since the last one, that a lot has to be done to prepare the site from a compatibility standpoint.
     
    I've created a STARTREKFANS Twitter account as well, and the new board platform will have enhanced social media connectivity, so look for some exciting changes coming to STF.
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    VaBeachGuy got a reaction from A l t e r E g o in Nimoy Documentary to Premiere at Newport Beach Film Festival   
    I saw the documentary that his son did. In watching it, I realized that at the time Leonard Nimoy was born in Boston and at the hospital in which he was born, my grandmother was a nurse. So, my grandmother was most likely inside the hospital when he was born and if she wasn't there at the time, she was there not long after.
    He grew up not far from where my mother and her siblings grew up. We're talking about maybe half a mile to a mile in distance.
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    VaBeachGuy got a reaction from A l t e r E g o in Star Trek: Discovery   
    With Star Trek: Discovery not far off, I've added its own forum for discussions about Discovery.
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    VaBeachGuy reacted to TJ Phaserman in In Memory Of Joe (Ichygoomba)   
    nm....anyways, i kinda had some free time on my hands to do this....granted i spent some of it crying....but im sure this feels appropriate...at least this way he knows we all miss him....

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    VaBeachGuy reacted to TJ Phaserman in In Memory Of Joe (Ichygoomba)   
    im just not finding out myself.....im just deeply sadded about this....may he watch over us as we keep him in thoughts, our minds, and our prayers.....i just can't believe he's gone. the last i taked to him was last year in the chat talking about old cartoon shows with Guardian and Psy. He was a great friend to many here on STF. I for one will truly miss him.