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Watto's Junk Yard / Anyone know anything about meteorites?
« on: July 24, 2006, 11:38 AM »
I decided that I wanted to buy one - I'm shopping on ebay, lots of different sizes, compositions, weights, etc... are available - many with documentation or from seemingly repubtable sellers who have sold LOTS of them...  Is there a market for fake meteorites? 

I'm just wondering what I can know to be a little more informed before I buy one.  Rareness or material isn't very important to me, I just decided I wanted to have a space rock on my desk and my main concern is that it be real and preferrably larger than a pebble.

Anyone?

Thanks in advance.

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Collections / Photos of the collection... Updated 02.07.2014***
« on: July 23, 2006, 07:09 PM »
UPDATED PHOTOS ON 02.07.2014

Wide Shots:














Close-up's:










































































































































Indiana Jones:










Vintage:






















Gentle Giant:














































Six-Inch:




Alien Reaction:





Thanks for looking!

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Found my first pair today...

No doubt about it, it's supposed to be Jango's head under there.

So the helmets stay on unless I decide to do 2 dozen headswaps...


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Watto's Junk Yard / Has anyone tried PermaFrost for their A/C?
« on: July 11, 2006, 12:15 AM »
I heard a radio ad for this:

http://www.permafrostonline.com/applications/residential.php

And I have to admit, they're definitely saying a lot of things that I want to hear - my question though, is it snake-oil or does it work.

Anyone here tried it or looked into it in any depth?

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Watto's Junk Yard / The Little Girl Giant
« on: June 20, 2006, 11:05 AM »

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JD Sports Forum! / Anyone for Fantasy FIFA World Cup?
« on: June 5, 2006, 03:55 PM »
Any interest?  We'd have to set it up quick... WC Starts Friday I think.

http://en.fifaworldcup.fantasysports.yahoo.com/

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I'm headed to New Zealand, and I need a new digital camera before I go.  I've been looking to buy a semi-professional DSLR for several months and this has sort of kicked me into action...

So I'm most likely buying a Digital Rebel XT tomorrow.  I'm very excited about it.  I've reasearched the camera pretty extensively and almost everything I've read has been practically glowing, but I was looking for opinions from people who own one.

Does anyone here have one?  If so, do you have any problems with it?  Anyone have a different brand that they feel very strongly about?

Thanks in advance.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Has anyone ever used 1-800-FREE-411?
« on: January 19, 2006, 12:17 PM »
I got this email today from a co-worker:

"Cell phone companies are charging $1.00 or more for 411 information. When you need to use the 411 / information option, simply dial 800-FREE-411

(800-373-3411) without incurring a charge at all, except for the minutes required to make the call. You can put it in your phonebook and make it a speed dial."

I was just wondering if anyone has tried this yet and if there's any catch - it sounds like the type of thing that would have some strings attached.




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Watto's Junk Yard / Electric Bills...
« on: January 12, 2006, 05:09 PM »
I was wondering what you folks are paying for electicity.  I ask because I'm looking for a new provider.

I got my electric bill this month, and it went up over $60.00.  The month before it had gone up about $30.00

This is in the 'non-peak' season and I'm not even running my heat or a/c - so I was expecting it to go the other direction and it went straight up.   I have a 2 room, 1100 square foot loft - and with the exception of 4 very short strands of Christmas lights, we haven't done anything different this month than we have in past months.  My rate jumped to about 15.1 cents per kw/h.

I've requested that they re-read my meter because this seemed excessive, but I expect them to tell me that it was right and this was just how it was.

I understand that prices are going up everywhere and I was wondering what other people have so I can get an idea of what a good deal is.  So if it's not too personal what are you paying per kw/h, roughly how many square feet is your place, and roughly how much is your total bill as of late?

For the record, my 1100 sq foot loft at roughly 15.1 cents per kw/h ran me $169.00 this month (over twice what it was last winter) - and my neighbor upstairs who has the exact same size place as me saw his bill jump from $110 to $225 from last month to this month.

Thanks in advance.

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No joke - for now.  Virex and Lady Jaye are in serious trouble

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"Whoever...utilizes any device or software that can be used to originate telecommunications or other types of communications that are transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet... without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person...who receives the communications...shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."

Link



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Watto's Junk Yard / Replacement Power Cable for Regular old X-Box
« on: December 30, 2005, 12:34 AM »
Did anyone get the replacement cable a few months back?  I got one but forgot to plug it in.  I was doing some cleaning last week and I finally switched them out - and thinking nothing of it I threw away the old one.

Well, the new cable has a surge protection thing in it and now my Xbox shuts off about every 30 minutes.  Once it shuts off I have to wait a long time for it to cool down before it's playable again.

Anyone have any solutions for this?  Do I just have to buy an older (less safe presumably?) cable so I can get my game going?  I've emailed Xbox but thought I'd ask around in the meantime while I wait to hear from them.

Thanks in advance.

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I need them MOMC - any reasonable offers would be entertained.

I've got a small number of items available for trade - nothing fancy, but I do have a Loose complete 1995 Millenuim Falcon, and a OTC Millenium falcon that is missing the cockpit glass (it was used in the commercial).

I've also got a bag full of left over asteroids from the OTC Falcon commercial if anyone is interested.

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So I'm having a large amount of dust around my place and I want to get some type of air filtration system going.  The dust has gotten out of freaking control - I'm sweeping every other day and even sweeping is kicking dust back up onto everything etc...

I'm looking at the Ionic Breeze - but it's like $360.  There are cheaper versions of the same thing for $200.00

I'm also concerned that the Ionic Breeze doesn't actually have any fans or anything - so if the air in the room is still, theoretically the air won't move through the system.

Anyone have anything employed in their households?  Anyone know anything about the Ionic Breeze or similar units? 

Reasons to get something that actually uses filters instead of Ionic breeze style stuff?

Any other types of things I could try to cut down on dust?  I keep my place quite clean, but it's just freaking everywhere - more than anyplace I've ever lived, and I can't figure out why.


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Watto's Junk Yard / The Church Of The Flying Spaghetti Monster
« on: September 17, 2005, 01:10 AM »
There isn't a thread on this to my knowledge.... I've seen the way:

Praise be to the Flying Spaghetti Monster

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Hey Hasbro! / Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« on: August 29, 2005, 04:24 PM »
http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=104205

This Stealth Trooper is a joke right? 

Between this, the Star Wars Shop Wedge, The Comic Con Leia, the Target Lava Vader, the Toys R' Us Holo Yoda, the Star Tours Figures, the Toys R Us Holo Emperor, the Entertainment Earth Clones, the Diamond Comics Bounty Hunter pack, The Target TIE Fighter, The Kaybee ROTS 9 Pack, The K-Mart Jedi Temple Assault Battle Pack, The Entertainment Earth Astromechs, The K-Mart Throne Room Battlepack, the Celebration III Vader, and The Target SA Clone Trooper, the Toys R Us Obi-Wan starfighter, The Toys R Us, Anakin starfighter, the Target Plo Koon Starfighter, The Walmart Early Bird Kit, the Toys R Us Millenium Falcon, the 9 Target Cup and Figure sets, The Toys R Us Hoth Battlepack, and the three Walmart DVD packs, the Kaybe 12" Chewbacca, the Target Anakin and Obi Wan with Fire Bases...

I've gotta say I've had just about enough of these overpriced, Holographed, repainted, and/or resculpted exclusives.   

Please stop.

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