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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

"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."


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.

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.

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.

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

Hey Hasbro! / Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« on: August 29, 2005, 04:24 PM »

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.

Jocasta's Reading Room / Check my work - novels timeline
« on: July 15, 2005, 11:26 AM »
Hi Everyone.  I'm currently trashing all of my old paperback novels (giving them to a buddy of mine) and replacing them with Hardcover copies.  I'm trying to get a solid list together of what is out there. 

If any of you guys could check my work and see if I've missed any titles I'd appreciate it.  If anyone knows of any books that were never released in hardcover (and I'm sure there are some on here) feel free to mention that. :)  I'm guessing that there a lot of books that never existed in Hardcover - which is disappointing.

Lastly, if anyone has good condition Hardcover copies of any of these that don't have an X, I'm buying (but they're generally going pretty cheap so don't be offended if I'm not willing to pay 10 or 15 dollars.)

Any info is appreciated - and if by some chance a complete list exists in this section, feel free to point me to it - I'm new to this area of the forums.

Thanks in advance!

25-27 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
  • Vector Prime

[ ] Dark Tide: Onslaught
[ ] Dark Tide: Ruin
[ ] Agents of Chaos: Hero's Trial
[ ] Agents of Chaos: Jedi Eclipse
  • Balance Point

[ ] Recovery (eBook)
[ ] Edge of Victory I: Conquest
[ ] Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
  • Star by Star

[ ] Dark Journey
[ ] Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream
[ ] Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand
[ ] Traitor
[ ] Destiny's Way
[ ] Ylesia (eBook)
[ ] Force Heretic I: Remnant
[ ] Force Heretic I: Refugee
[ ] Force Heretic I: Reunion
  • The Final Prophecy
  • The Unifying Force

19 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
  • Specter of the Past
  • Visions of the Future

18 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Ambush at Corellia
[ ] Assault at Selonia
[ ] Showdown at Centerpoint

17 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
  • The New Rebellion


16-17 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Before the Storm
[ ] Shield of Lies
[ ] Tyrant's Test

14 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
  • The Crystal Star

11 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] I, Jedi

[ ] Jedi Search
[ ] Dark Apprentice
[ ] Champions of the Force

12-13 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
  • Children of the Jedi
  • Darksaber
  • Planet of Twilight

[ ] X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar

  • Heir to the Empire
  • Dark Force Rising
  • The Last Command

[ ] X-Wing Isard's Revenge

  • The Courtship of Princess Leia
  • Tatooine Ghost

6.5-7.5 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] X-Wing: Rogue Squadron
[ ] X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble
[ ] X-Wing: The Krytos Trap
[ ] X-Wing: The Bacta War
[ ] X-Wing: Wraith Squadron
[ ] X-Wing: Iron Fist
[ ] X-Wing: Solo Command

[ ] Star Wars: Episode VI--Return of the Jedi
[ ] Tales from Jabba's Palace
[ ] The Mandalorian Armor
[ ] Slave Ship
[ ] Hard Merchandise
  • The Truce at Bakura

[ ] Tales of the New Republic

3-5 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
  • Shadows of the Empire

[ ] Star Wars: Episode V--The Empire Strikes Back
[ ] Tales of the Bounty Hunters

0-3 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina
[ ] Splinter of the Mind's Eye


Approximately 5-2 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu
[ ] Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon
[ ] Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka
[ ] Han Solo at Stars' End
[ ] Han Solo's Revenge
[ ] Han Solo and the Lost Legacy

10-0 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] The Paradise Snare
[ ] The Hutt Gambit
[ ] Rebel Dawn

19 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Dark Lord (2006 Release)

Approx. 20 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith
[ ] Labyrinth of Evil

21 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Star Wars: The Cestus Deception

22 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
  • Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones

[ ] Star Wars: Shatterpoint

22.5 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Star Wars: The Approaching Storm

29 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Rogue Planet
32 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
  • Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

32.5 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Star Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
[ ] Star Wars: Cloak of Deception

44-40 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Jedi Apprentice #1-18

Revenge of the Sith / Crispy Anakin Vs. Extra Crispy Anakin...
« on: July 8, 2005, 11:25 AM »
Does anyone have a picture of the two versions side by side?  Or is this maybe a made up report and not even really true?

As of yesterday I had 4 of this Anakin figure - they looked identical except for the chests.  Two were essentially bare flesh, two were pockmarked with burns.

Is that the variation?  Is this even a real variation?  If what I described ISN'T the variation, does anyone have a decent picture that compares the two?

Watto's Junk Yard / Looking for advice on Granite Countertops
« on: June 26, 2005, 08:22 PM »
Okay, anyone have Granite counters in their kitchen?

Mine are starting to look cloudy if the light hits them at the right angle...

The guy at Lowes today said I should buy car wax and wax them just like I would my car.  He says he's been doing this to Granite for years and years and it works great.

I'm a bit hesitant to start waxing away at my counters though.

Anyone have any tips for shining these things up other than that oen?  Or has anyone actually tried that and had any luck?

Thanks in advance!

LEGO / UCS Jedi Starfighter in 2006
« on: June 22, 2005, 10:27 AM »

This news come for our member languages who recently went on the Lego Inside Tour in Billund. He brings news that next year we will be seeing:-

  A new RCX brick featuring Bluetooth!
  A remote-controlled train system!
  A UCS Jedi Starfighter!
  An advent calendar featuring MINIFIGS!

We also have word that we will see the release of two new City subthemes in January 2006: Airport and Hospital! Thanks to Sam for this info!

I'm assuming it will be a EIII version.

What say you?

TV-9D9 / MTV Movie Awards Jimmy Fallon Spoof
« on: June 10, 2005, 05:46 PM »
Anyone have a link to somewhere where I can watch it online?

Thanks in advance.

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