Christmas/DVD party v3

Discussion in 'Chicago, IL' started by JediJeff13, Nov 18, 2003.

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  1. DestinyFroste Jedi Knight

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    [color=660099]How do you guys feel about fudge?[/color]
  2. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 6, 1999
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    Mmmmm, fudge.



    On another note, I wrapped my grab bag gift today! :D

    Alas, no Star Wars wrapping paper. :( :p
  3. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    Nov 29, 2000
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    How do you guys feel about SPAM?
  4. MrsJEDIJEFF13 Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 11, 2003
    Good God, Please don't tell me my husband invited "The Force" over again. I'm still trying to get the play-doh off the ceiling from the first bash...oh wait we don't have a ceiling...nevermind-it's cool.
  5. JediJeff13 Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    For the record, if we happen to HAVE a ceiling by Sat, you will all understand that the Mrs. will be behind the drywall, thanks to a comment like that. :)




    Hmmmmmm.....Behind the Drywall. I think I have an idea for a show on DYI.
  6. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    "How do you guys feel about SPAM?"


    Nah, there's already enough of that on the boards. :p
  7. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    the Mrs. will be behind the drywall

    So, instead of A Cask of Amantillado, we'll have something like A Jar of Blue Milk? Maybe A Keg of Jawa Juice?
  8. MrsJEDIJEFF13 Jedi Padawan

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    And our neighbors will reply to Jackie Bang..."I can't believe he encased his wife behind the drywall. He was such a nice,quiet guy-never any trouble,Sometimes he would have sleepover parties with the neighborhood boys We saw nothing odd about a grown man dressing up like a Jedi..."
  9. MrsJEDIJEFF13 Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 11, 2003
    Kudos, Femme, on your creative genius. Making a dirt cake that uses a bowl and not a plate. Sometimes you work with what you got.



    Me.....I'm making a 3 tiered, 7 layer, butter creme with strawberry filling. I have this awesome cake plate just begging to be used.
  10. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    "strawberry filling"


    No peaches? :(
  11. Bobafemme FF Jedi Council Member, Chicago IL RSA Emeritus

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    Nov 25, 2000
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    That takes the cake, Ms JJ13! I'm guarding all my flower pot like it's gold this time.
  12. Hawk-Bat Jedi Master

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    Aug 4, 2003
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    i was wondering does anyone want me to bring my laptop to show off the pictures i had taken on my trip this summer or should i just leave it at home.
  13. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    Just wondering why there are no pics from this event on the website yet...
  14. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    Short answer: hard drive crash. It's still too painful for me to talk about, but if anyone out there has an inside track on hard drive physical repair, PLEASE CONTACT ME. All my pictures, including scanned ones from my childhood and every picture I have ever taken with my digital camera, were on there.
  15. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    Wow, ironically, that happened to us over Christmas break and we just recently got it fixed.

    We had to give the hard drive over to one of my friends so he could hook it up as a slave and then he burned all the data I wanted saved, and then finally formatted the harddrive.

    Then we reinstalled everything of course, and my computer is faster and as nice as it was when I got it, now! :D

    Do ya know anyone that could help ya like that? Of course, your problem may not be the same as ours was (Windows not starting up), so I have no idea. Sorry man. :(
  16. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    No, it wasn't my system drive, but one I used for data, so it was already a slave. It makes a clicking sound and Windows refuses to acknowledge it's presence.
  17. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    Dec 3, 2000
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    There are not pics for the website, but I will have old fashioned prints at the meeting this Sunday.
  18. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    you know what? the same exact thing happened to me about 2 years ago. i never did repair it.

    my theory is that you could buy the exact same model drive. it must be exactly the same. then open it up in as clean an environment as you can and swap the platters. close it all up and reinstall the drive.

    now theoretically, this "should" work. however it is risky. if you open the drive and get one spec of dust on the platters you could potentially lose the drive. of course you would be no worse off. still, that is something you want to avoid.

    the other option is paying a data recovery service several thousands of dollars to extract the data for you.
  19. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    Is it really thousands of dollars? *skeptical*

    But even if it is a few hundred, personally, I'd say all the memories in those pictures are worth it. :)
  20. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    Goat - That was what I was going to try, I just need to find (and pay for) a 60 GB Maxtor. Still kinda of a pricey piece to sacrifice, but I am afraid it's my only option. If the heads are damaged, there's no software in the world that will recover it.

    Sithy - Yes, thousands. Why? Because normally only business are this desparate to recover data and they can afford it. I just don't HAVE thousands, or I would have done it already.
  21. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    sith, yes it absolutely is thousands. i had a 30 gb drive die and the quote i got for 90% recovery from data recovery business in schaumburg was 3000 bucks. not exactly chump change. i'm sorry but for 3 grand i want a little more than 90% recovery.

    hazmatt, just make sure the drive models are exactly the same. if they aren't maxtor may have made some changes to the firmware which could potentially effect the reading of data on the platters. the best place to start is a local computer shop or even ebay.

    good luck man! also, let me know if there is anything i can do. i'd love to help out if i can.

  22. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Jun 17, 2002
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    ......also up.....photos from the Christmas Party...

    REALLY sorry that I had to miss it.....lots of familiar faces.....
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