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    [QUOTE=SAR I;4340284][IMG]http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n114/srubenst/photo1.jpg[/IMG]

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    First off, it's the wife's car, we've got 3 kids and lots of sports equipment to lug around. It's the most expensive minivan money can buy, the safest too.

    While not as bad as last year's storm, today was interesting because it was looser snow and unplowed. Got to really put the Ody through her paces. I don't have Nokian studded snows (car is too new, they don't make them yet) so I had to take Blizzak's and I must say the traction was very good. Turns with limited fishtailing, in reverse on the completely untouched driveway cut through like butter. From a complete stop at an incline, the Honda's traction control is a bit too limiting, but with it switched off went nice and straight, a bit of a twist in the back but nothing too bad.

    Stopping was accurate and straight. Most people don't realize that one of the major benefits of dedicated snow tires is stopping ability almost moreso than traction.

    All in all, very pleased with the new van and the snow tires. It is now SAR rated for family use.

    SAR I[/QUOTE]

    I am dying here. BTW, HTH did you photoshop the license plate...oh, iPad. nevermind

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    [QUOTE=WestCoastOffensive;4340421]lmao

    Gosh, I feel like I'm RIGHT THERE with you.[/QUOTE]

    It's [I]virtual[/I], virtual reality.

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    [QUOTE=WestCoastOffensive;4340427]I am dying here. BTW, HTH did you photoshop the license plate...oh, iPad. nevermind[/QUOTE]

    Emailed the photo from the iPhone to the notebook, was already home when the blurring of the plate took place. I used to be able to photoshop on the iPad, but then I took an arrow to the knee.

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    [QUOTE=SAR I;4340440]Emailed the photo from the iPhone to the notebook, was already home when the blurring of the plate took place. I used to be able to photoshop on the iPad, but then I took an arrow to the knee.

    SAR I[/QUOTE]

    God knows there are tons of people looking to track you down via license plate. :eek:

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    [QUOTE=THE_SOOTHSAYER;4340475]God knows there are tons of people looking to track you down via license plate. :eek:[/QUOTE]

    He'll make a mistake one day

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    [QUOTE=SAR I;4340284]First off, it's the wife's car, we've got 3 kids and lots of sports equipment to lug around. It's the most expensive minivan money can buy, the safest too.
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    Honda? Most expensive? OWS protesters drive around in those things.

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    What kind of bagels did you end up getting?

    And how was the wait?

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    Cream Cheese, butter, or something else?

    Golashes or boots?

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    [QUOTE=FF2;4340568]What kind of bagels did you end up getting?

    And how was the wait?[/QUOTE]

    8 plain, 2 sesame.

    Was 3rd on line when I arrived, then the 10 minute delay for the cooking process, then right out the door.

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    [QUOTE=frostlich;4340575]Cream Cheese, butter, or something else?

    Golashes or boots?[/QUOTE]

    [IMG]http://s7ondemand1.scene7.com/is/image/MoosejawMB/10116278x1051174_zm?$product550$[/IMG]

    Cream cheese and Solomon Men's XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Hiking footwear.

    SAR I

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    [QUOTE=TokyoJetsFan;4340521]Honda? Most expensive? OWS protesters drive around in those things.

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    4 2012 Chrysler Town and Country
    MSRP: $29,995
    8 2012 Honda Odyssey
    MSRP: $28,075
    9 2012 Nissan Quest
    MSRP: $27,750
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    First of all, there were only 3 minivans on your list. Secondly, those are base models. The 2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite costs $44,000.

    SAR I

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    [QUOTE=SAR I;4340585]8 plain, 2 sesame.

    Was 3rd on line when I arrived, then the 10 minute delay for the cooking process, then right out the door.

    SAR I[/QUOTE]

    Who gets 10 bagels.

    Live a little.

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    [QUOTE=SAR I;4340585]8 plain, 2 sesame.

    Was 3rd on line when I arrived, then the 10 minute delay for the cooking process, then right out the door.

    SAR I[/QUOTE]

    ^ beat me

    Who gets 10 bagels?

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    [QUOTE=NYJCAP2;4340593]Who gets 10 bagels?[/QUOTE]

    A guy who puts snow tires on a minivan.

    Then puts kids in the minivan and drives out in a snowstorm to see if the snow tires work.

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    [QUOTE=32green;4340591]Who gets 10 bagels.

    Live a little.

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    Used to get the bakers dozen but the kids never ate them all and the last few got rock-hard and sat on my kitchen counter uneaten all week.

    10 is the number we need, 10 is what we get.

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    [QUOTE=SAR I;4340741]Used to get the bakers dozen but the kids never ate them all and the last few got rock-hard and sat on my kitchen counter uneaten all week.

    10 is the number we need, 10 is what we get.

    SAR I[/QUOTE]

    I can respect this.

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    [QUOTE=Dimitri_0515;4340486]He'll make a mistake one day[/QUOTE]

    LOL



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    [QUOTE=SAR I;4340230]

    Got 4" of snow on the ground in Bergen County, mostly unplowed. [/QUOTE]

    Are you sure? What did you have that's 4" to measure it?

    oh...wait...nevermind.

    :erm:

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    [QUOTE=THE_SOOTHSAYER;4340475]God knows there are tons of people looking to track you down via license plate. :eek:[/QUOTE]

    It's easy to unblur photos. Apps like Photoshop use an algorithm to apply effects like blurring, spinning/wheeling, etc. You can get the reverse algorithm to return parts of a picture to their original state. It's just not commercially available (i.e. law enforcement has them, hackers, etc.)

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