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    Re: FOR SALE: Mac Mini -- $200

    The Mac Mini's been sold.

    Mods, you can delete this post if you want. Thanks.
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    FOR SALE: Mac Mini -- $200

    2005 model Serial # YM535176TAC.

    PowerPC G4, 1.5 GHz, 1 GB of PC3200 SDRAM, 80 GB HD.
    MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-845.

    AirPort Extreme wireless card, Bluetooth included.

    85 watt power supply with its...
  3. Re: Donating juror's pay to a non-profit organization

    I'm not implying anything about the donations and support which have already been given over the years. My comments were intended as a fundraising matching challenge grant.


    Got it. Enough...
  4. Re: Donating juror's pay to a non-profit organization

    Oh c'mon, guys, I'm a hardened serial discussion-board hijacker myself, but the whole point of this thread was to turn the jury "pay" into a positive experience by using it to help someone else avoid...
  5. Thread: Michelle Wie

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    Re: Michelle Wie

    Um, no. I'm saying that I don't agree with you. You're putting words in my mouth.

    If you think the women's division of the sport is somehow less "real" than the men's division of the sport, then...
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    Re: Michelle Wie

    Having sparred taekwondo with women in my age/weight class, you're invited to go a few rounds with them sometime...
  7. Donating juror's pay to a non-profit organization

    My juror pay (from the jury duty thread at http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showpost.php?p=257135&postcount=14) arrived this weekend: $85.74 from $30/day plus mileage.


    Does anyone have any info...
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    Re: Hybrid cars, part deux!

    Never noticed it. I'll have to look for it.

    Ours dashboard is a matte gray and it's full of curves, so I wonder if that makes a difference.

    It took me a long time to notice that the Prius' LED...
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    Re: To inspire others

    We've signed up for that. But first I had to persuade my spouse to promise to wait until I was dead...
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    Re: Selling a Used Vehicle????

    I think so. Spouse reads just about every post on Craigslist but I only search for what I'm buying. I'll go up to a month back in hopes of finding a, um, desperate seller.

    You want a buyer who...
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    Re: Selling a Used Vehicle????

    Craigslist. All of the fraud/cashier's check issues would come from a newspaper ad as well as from Craigslist.

    AutoTrader.com.

    Your mechanic might improve his offer if he knew you were...
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    Re: Best Part of Today

    I guess that answers anyone's questions about a hybrid's ability to accelerate quickly enough...
  13. Thread: Jury Duty

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    Re: Jury duty part 2/2 again

    Both lawyers annoyed the heck out of us jurors. In my opinion the simplest concepts were explained in exceedingly great detail, perhaps due to problems with previous cases or appeals. However their...
  14. Thread: Jury Duty

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    Re: Jury duty part 1/2 again

    I haven't found any website archives on this story, so I'm not going to use names. However it was clear from the "accidental testimony" and the defense's objections that we weren't supposed to hear...
  15. Thread: Jury Duty

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    Re: Jury Duty

    Interesting point. I never showed ID. I never saw anyone have to show any ID. I guess the assumption is that if you're holding the summons then you're who it claims you are.

    I can only imagine...
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    Re: "Rizzoli & Isles" on TNT

    I'm not a TV watcher, but I bet there's no way the show can reach the vivid imagery (and character development) of the books.

    Tess Gerritsen came to police procedurals and murder mysteries through...
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    Re: Y.M.C.A: Y Name Change

    I bet at least half of their paying customers have had a problem with the "M", too...
  18. Thread: Jury Duty

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    Re: Jury Duty part 2/2

    Once inside the courtroom, the judge introduced himself and his staff. He did his best to make us feel at ease, even comfortable & chatty. Do not be fooled-- judges are trained professionals with...
  19. Thread: Jury Duty

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    Re: Jury Duty part 1/2

    Trial's over in one day, although it took us a bit past 4 PM. More on that later.

    First I'll post info that may help future jurors, but I don't know whether some of what I've experienced is...
  20. Thread: Vanity Plates

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    Re: Vanity Plates

    10QMOM

    "Thank you, Mom"...?

    Either that or a serious investor & parent.
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    Re: Questions re: leasing a car

    You're supposed to be hiding your valuable electronics in the center compartment so that you can charge them while you're driving, because we're not using them while we're driving...

    Even our 2006...
  22. Thread: Jury Duty

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    Re: Jury Duty

    Apparently I need to reset my sarcasm from "subtle" to something a little higher.

    All of that "good news" was the best of a sucky day. I certainly wasn't going to compliment the air...
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    Re: Jury Duty

    I'm on a jury. I guess the good news is that today's selection business was done by noon, but we start up again on Monday.

    Other good news is that while the jury pool staff starts around 7:45 AM,...
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    Re: Jury Duty

    My pool has been delayed until Friday.

    The status voicemail/website seems to be updated sooner than the night before, although that may just have been done since it was a holiday weekend. Maybe...
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    Re: The Last Airbender

    Justifiably so.

    When Airbender was on Nickelodeon our 14-year-old was riveted to the screen. For months it was like living with someone who's just discovered wargaming and K-dramas.

    So now...
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