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The Hobbit Hole XXXVIII - There and Back Again!

Posted on 09/23/2009 6:19:16 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog

Welcome to The Hobbit Hole!



TOPICS: The Hobbit Hole
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To: 300winmag

51 posted on 09/23/2009 3:35:48 PM PDT by Overtaxed (Last one to secede pays the debt.)
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To: ecurbh

Hello.


52 posted on 09/23/2009 3:59:51 PM PDT by Rocko (Alinsky, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!)
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To: Overtaxed

“On second thought, you can keep your toona”.


53 posted on 09/23/2009 7:42:16 PM PDT by 300winmag (Zero to abject failure in under a month. A new land speed record!)
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To: HairOfTheDog

WooHoo! A shiny new Hobbit Hole AND a shiny new computer on the same day!


54 posted on 09/23/2009 7:45:32 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: 300winmag

SirKit got the snow-thrower working again, so we’re ready!


55 posted on 09/23/2009 7:47:32 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ; Ramius; ecurbh

Yes! I’m posting on my new computer now!

Copying over pictures and stuff from the old one, which is going to take all night....

It’s got Vista, so it’s very strange and foreign to me... scary scary!


56 posted on 09/23/2009 8:05:17 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
Burn After Reading was fun, and Brad Pitt was HILARIOUS!
57 posted on 09/23/2009 8:05:56 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: ksen
Although sitting next to my daughter while Clooney unveiled his "invention" was a bit uncomfortable.

ROTFL! I'll bet it was!

58 posted on 09/23/2009 8:06:56 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: HairOfTheDog

Vista??? Yikes! Run away! Run away!.... :-)

Oh... I kid. It’ll probably be OK. But I would upgrade to Windows 7 as soon as you can. It’ll be out soon. It’s pretty much the “workable” service pack on Vista.

I’ve been running a Win 7 release candidate on my old laptop at the office for a few months now. It’s pretty sweet so far. I especially like the execution of their bitlocker encryption. Seems pretty schweet.

The re-arrangement of everything takes a while to get used to, but I’ve decided that I like it.


59 posted on 09/23/2009 8:16:08 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Ramius

Yah, I’ve already registered with Dell for our free Win7 upgrade.

This new computer is wicked fast, though! Now I want a new one too. :)


60 posted on 09/23/2009 8:26:58 PM PDT by ecurbh (Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.)
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To: ksen
...while Clooney unveiled his "invention" was a bit uncomfortable.

Oh gadz... I'd forgotten about that. That's exactly the problem with Coen brothers' movies. I remember all the funny parts and forget the wierd parts and then convince my Dad and Dona to sit down and watch it... and then oh... crap. It's like when I thought they'd just love "Fargo" like I do... and utterly forgot how vile the language was. Same thing happened with "Office Space".

It'd be nice on DVD's if you could choose different edits of the film... like a "G" version... a "PG" and a the full version. Why not? There's some great stuff in movies that, for some audiences... they can't deal with those moments of vileness.

Granted... there's some movies, like "Team America..." for which there can be no "G" rated version. But for lots of movies, a few bleeps here and there and a few tiny edits could open up whole new worlds of popular culture to audiences that would never see them.

61 posted on 09/23/2009 8:36:06 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: ecurbh
This new computer is wicked fast, though! Now I want a new one too. :)

Heh. It's funny how that is. :-) Lemme guess... Core2 duo with a couple Gb of RAM...

62 posted on 09/23/2009 8:39:53 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Ramius

This is a Core 2 duo 3GHz with 4GB RAM. Heck of an upgrade from a 200MHz processor (I think) with 384MB of RAM.


63 posted on 09/23/2009 8:48:06 PM PDT by ecurbh (Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.)
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To: SuziQ
SirKit got the snow-thrower working again, so we’re ready!

I've got to get ours working again, but first my stitches have to heal up enough so I don't tear myself up wrestling it out of the garden shed. I sprained my shoulder the last time, and that was bad enough. It probably weighs 400 lbs.

It's probably 20 years old now, and never had an engine rebuild. Heavy, wet snow is rough on it (and me). I should probably look for something newer with more power (and not much more size). Five horsepower only goes so far.

64 posted on 09/23/2009 9:08:56 PM PDT by 300winmag (Zero to abject failure in under a month. A new land speed record!)
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To: ecurbh

Horey smokes! :-)


65 posted on 09/23/2009 9:24:17 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: HairOfTheDog

I’m late, but the new room looks great. Good to see some old timers drop in.


66 posted on 09/24/2009 2:57:55 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Yep...I remember back in the day, I had to scratch my posts onto a flat rock and send it by oxcart to The City where the scribe would add it to the roll. Once I used an ostrakon by mistake and half my village was exiled :(
67 posted on 09/24/2009 4:27:33 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Keep your powder dry, and your iron hidden.)
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To: ecurbh
Heck of an upgrade from a 200MHz processor (I think) with 384MB of RAM. ;8-O
68 posted on 09/24/2009 6:24:07 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: Ramius
It'd be nice on DVD's if you could choose different edits of the film... like a "G" version... a "PG" and a the full version.

The studios already chop up the movies for showing on television. With all the space available on Blu-Ray you'd think there'd be no problem including the edited for TV cut on the disk.

Someone needs to email hollywood with this idea. I bet it'd result in higher Blu-Ray sales if people know they can have the edited version along with the complete version.

I remember hearing on Glenn Beck's radio show once about a service he used to edit rated-R movies down to a PG-PG13 level. I can't remember the name of the service now.

69 posted on 09/24/2009 6:49:38 AM PDT by ksen (Don't steal. The government hates the competition. - sign on Ron Paul's desk)
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Those services have popped up, done great business, and then get sued out of existence by movie studios. Even ones where you buy the VHS tape and they physically remove the objectionable scenes. Movie studios don’t like people “messing with” their stuff. Getting them to include a G rated version on the disk would seem the way to go but I don’t think they will.

Not unless Walmart decided to try pushing the idea. They might be able to make it happen like how they’ve gotten “censored” versions of some albums.


70 posted on 09/24/2009 7:36:27 AM PDT by JenB
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To: JenB; Ramius; ecurbh; RosieCotton; Rose in RoseBear; All

Well, all is zipping along at a blazing speed here on my new computer, even the errors happen quickly!

We networked my old computer and it spent all night copying over all my gigabytes of pictures and videos and folders from my old documents folder.

We seem to have some kind of issue with the Office 2000 install, something about Outlook 2000 seems to not agree with the new puter. It won’t save my settings and I can’t send mail or import my address book or folders from the old outlook. For now, I can receive, but not send, mail.

So we don’t know if that’s fixable or if I’ll need to do something else. Any ideas?


71 posted on 09/24/2009 9:28:55 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog; JenB; Ramius; ecurbh; RosieCotton; Rose in RoseBear; All

The error Outlook is giving is that the WAB DLL could not be found.

I tried copying the two wab dll files from the Program Files/Common Files directory into Windows/System32, but that didn’t fix it.

I think she needs to use a newer mail reader, like Mozilla Thunderbird, but that’s just me. ;)


72 posted on 09/24/2009 9:44:43 AM PDT by ecurbh (Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.)
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To: JenB

Seems like you could do it with a network enabled player and a service it contacts to get the list of what time stamps to skip over. hmmm.


73 posted on 09/24/2009 10:21:49 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: ecurbh

At some point... like when your software is almost a decade old... it might be time to just use something new.
Sorry, I don’t have any better advice.


74 posted on 09/24/2009 10:26:43 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: TalonDJ

Yeah - so he tells me ;)

If I did more power computing, I’d buy a new version of Office. The truth is, I don’t any more and the software was not in my way...

I guess I’d get used to anything, I just am used to how Outlook works, and wanted to resist all this talk of Change!


75 posted on 09/24/2009 10:39:11 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

I Hope it all works out for you...


76 posted on 09/24/2009 10:59:41 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Keep your powder dry, and your iron hidden.)
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To: ecurbh

Wandering through.
Good to see you.


77 posted on 09/24/2009 12:33:28 PM PDT by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: Ramius
But for lots of movies, a few bleeps here and there and a few tiny edits could open up whole new worlds of popular culture to audiences that would never see them.

I agree wholeheartedly! It would open up a HUGH market for DVD sales to families who would like to see movies with their kids, but don't want to have to explain things to the younger ones while doing so.

There was a group that was doing this, and I think they were sued by some film-makers or something like that for ruining the original spirit of the movies.
Give me a break!

78 posted on 09/24/2009 5:14:00 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: HairOfTheDog
and wanted to resist all this talk of Change!

Spoken like a true Hobbit!

79 posted on 09/24/2009 5:19:41 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Ramius

I just think it’s funny that half of us want a PG version for the kids, and half want the PG version so we can show it to our parents. :~D


80 posted on 09/24/2009 5:22:09 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Heh... I was just chuckling about that too...


81 posted on 09/24/2009 5:27:21 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: ecurbh; HairOfTheDog; All

You’ve may have already tried this, but just in case:
http://forums.techarena.in/vista-help/697628.htm

Potential fix is toward the bottom.

I think this is the latest I’ve ever checked into a Hobbit Hole thread. *waves* I’m still alive, though rather feverish tonight. Was home sick from work today, and I’m beginning to think I won’t make tomorrow, either. Which kinda stinks considering how little off-time I have saved up at the moment. I’d like to hunt down whoever gave me this whatever-it-is.


82 posted on 09/24/2009 7:33:51 PM PDT by RosieCotton
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To: ecurbh

OK, and you just posted that you did exactly what I posted you should do. Never mind.

Did you apply all service packs?


83 posted on 09/24/2009 7:34:27 PM PDT by RosieCotton
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To: RosieCotton

Yeah, we did the Windows updates. It looks like the problem is due to Outlook 2000 relying on Outlook Express components, which Vista doesn’t have.

Tonight I got her set up with Thunderbird instead. It was a bit of a hassle getting everything imported from Outlook on the old computer, but it worked. :)


84 posted on 09/24/2009 8:47:49 PM PDT by ecurbh (Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.)
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To: HairOfTheDog
You're still using Office 2000?

Do you still write on clay tablets too? ;^P

85 posted on 09/25/2009 6:14:24 AM PDT by ksen (Don't steal. The government hates the competition. - sign on Ron Paul's desk)
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To: ksen

I don’t need to do anything a clay tablet can’t do... :~P


86 posted on 09/25/2009 7:07:18 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
I just think it’s funny that half of us want a PG version for the kids, and half want the PG version so we can show it to our parents. :~D

Yep, tis true. I know how uncomfortable our college aged kids are watching sexy scenes in movies when they're with us. EEK!

The language hasn't been an issue since Joseph was 13 or so. We just informed them that they were gonna hear stuff said that we didn't allow in our house. They were cool with that, and it opened up a wide range of movie possibilities.

We wanted to see Panic Room, and read the review at a site that gave LOTS of info to parents looking to make decisions about movies. The site said that the "F" word was spoken 56 times. We told Joseph this before the movie, again with the reminder that we don't use the word in our house. It was a very good movie, and at the end of it, Joseph informed us that they actually used the word 65 times. Heh.

87 posted on 09/25/2009 8:06:33 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: HairOfTheDog
A clay tablet can't ride a horse....

(runs)

(hides)

:)

88 posted on 09/25/2009 8:10:54 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Keep your powder dry, and your iron hidden.)
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To: g'nad
Here you go, g'nad. The basic for your next project:


89 posted on 09/25/2009 10:07:09 AM PDT by 300winmag (Zero to abject failure in under a month. A new land speed record!)
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To: 300winmag; g'nad; ExGeeEye

90 posted on 09/25/2009 10:34:25 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: SuziQ

I don’t say that word either, unless I see you-know-who speak.


91 posted on 09/25/2009 4:10:10 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Corin Stormhands; g'nad; Squantos; JenB; TalonDJ; osagebowman
Following the misunderstanding of their "claymore hitch cover", GG&G has come out with another gag gift that should have fewer legal ramifications:


92 posted on 09/25/2009 4:30:20 PM PDT by 300winmag (Zero to abject failure in under a month. A new land speed record!)
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To: 300winmag

LMAO. !!!

Way cool 300 !!!

Those will go great with my Mk 83 BBQ Grill


93 posted on 09/25/2009 5:13:28 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Not bad a-tall; is that in your fall line?


94 posted on 09/25/2009 5:49:51 PM PDT by osagebowman
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To: 300winmag

There was a ‘misunderstanding’ about the trailer hitches? They looked great to me. The salt and pepper should get them going at the company lunchroom...


95 posted on 09/25/2009 5:51:57 PM PDT by osagebowman
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To: Squantos; All
Good Lord!

The First new Law and Order show of the season has them prosecuting Vice President Cheney for War Crimes! More directly they are prosecuting former Justice Department official Chu, for his memos regarding harsh interrogation techniques, and everybody up the chain of command (How they got Cheney in the chain of command I don't know). I have always liked L&O despite its bias, but this is unacceptable. Amusingly they have an Obama justice official defending the Bush folks.

96 posted on 09/25/2009 5:54:03 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Uhhnnnggg...

Makes me kinda glad we don't watch that show.

The first new episode of "Ghost Whisperer" was ok, now the new "Medium" is up....

97 posted on 09/25/2009 6:06:24 PM PDT by Bear_in_RoseBear (Joe Wilson speaks for me -- I have not forgotten)
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To: Bear_in_RoseBear
98...
98 posted on 09/25/2009 6:06:55 PM PDT by Bear_in_RoseBear (Joe Wilson speaks for me -- I have not forgotten)
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To: Bear_in_RoseBear
99...
99 posted on 09/25/2009 6:07:06 PM PDT by Bear_in_RoseBear (Joe Wilson speaks for me -- I have not forgotten)
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To: Bear_in_RoseBear
100!
100 posted on 09/25/2009 6:07:14 PM PDT by Bear_in_RoseBear (Joe Wilson speaks for me -- I have not forgotten)
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