“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#94294 Dec 3, 2013
RACE wrote:
My head hurts....Beer time.
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Woo hoo!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#94295 Dec 3, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Sounds like my family.
On my dad's side I had a step-brother and step-sister. Step-sister had 4 kids. That's easy enough they think of me as a (very distant) aunt. Step-brother had three kids, two born 6 months apart the same year Chris was born. The first one "little" John thinks of me as an aunt. I can live with that. The second one, Mary was duped by the step-bro and his GF on my dad and step-mom who eventually adopted her legally, so she is legally my adopted sister (I think it would be half sister…same dads different moms) and refers to me as her sister (ick by the way) but calls me "aunt." The third one, whom I have never ever met but who recently got in touch with the first and second ones now calls me "aunt." Yeah, ok.
My mom's side is even more convoluted. The niece that lives with me is my step-dad's, adopted daughter's kid.Her brother has an ex-gf who has a couple of kids who aren't his who think of me as their aunt. So my step-dad's adopted daughter's son's ex-gf's kids by the guy who went clinically insane (for real) think of me as their aunt and referred to Chris as their (first) cousin even though he would have been a second cousin…or third, I lose track.
Butttt nephew and ex-gf have a couple of their own kids who still aren't any blood kin to me also. Then other step-sis, who is my step-dad's bio daughter had three kids, one of which my mom and step-dad adopted so he is legally my (full..same mom's) brother. I ca;; him my brother-nephew. He is married to a guy who is either my BIL or nephew-in-law depending on the day.
There's more, but I'll just leave this right here.
Wow.

There are no steps, no halves and no adoptees in my family or 1st cousins. A handful of ex's but no kids.

At the 2nd cousin level there are 3 adoptees, one who I grew up with and the other 2 in Washington, possibly Seattle or Puyallup At my grandparents level, source of the 2nd cousins, my mom's mom was 1 of8, my mom's dad 1 of 3; On my dad's side, my grandpa was one of 9 and my grandmother 1 of 3. No halves, no steps living or dead.

It feels... dull

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#94296 Dec 3, 2013
Holy shit. People need to come back to earth.

http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/wheel-of-fo...

There were no jokes. There was no slam. There was nothing disrespectful. WTF does Wheel have to apologize for? Every other show on the air at the same time was probably doing nothing but Paul Walker tributes with clip after clip from the Fast & the Furious movies and people are pissed because it was the answer to a word puzzle?

Damn conservatives!

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#94297 Dec 3, 2013

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#94298 Dec 3, 2013
RACE wrote:
My head hurts....Beer time.
<quoted text>
Mine too, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. It get a lot more complex when we get into my blood relatives, especially on my dad's side; he was the second child to a 15 year old girl (original name and birth certificate here) who gave him up for adoption to (second name and second birth certificate here)her aunt (mom's sister) who became his mother while his grandmother became his "aunt" and his bio mom his "cousin."

She then had two more kids (4 total) but my dad's bio dad then married his adoptive mother (bio mom's blood aunt) and adopted him legally as well (third name and birth certificate here). All of the name changes/birth certificates/adoption records were necessary to provide to the army in 1960…aaaaannnnnndddd in 2000 when he died. Yeah, well West Virginia,'nuff said.

We know all of this convoluted family stuff because even though my grandma (dad's adoptive mother) moved the hell away from W Va all the way to Arizona when my dad was 6 weeks old, they ended up following her so of course he had contact with all and sundry his whole life, which as a consequence infected, I mean affected, mine.

There's more…mom's side was from Kentucky, so <shrug>

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#94299 Dec 3, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow.
There are no steps, no halves and no adoptees in my family or 1st cousins. A handful of ex's but no kids.
At the 2nd cousin level there are 3 adoptees, one who I grew up with and the other 2 in Washington, possibly Seattle or Puyallup At my grandparents level, source of the 2nd cousins, my mom's mom was 1 of8, my mom's dad 1 of 3; On my dad's side, my grandpa was one of 9 and my grandmother 1 of 3. No halves, no steps living or dead.
It feels... dull
Both of my parents were only children, except as noted above about my dad. NO aunts/uncles or 1st cousins. My step-dad was an only and I think my step-mom had a brother but I never met him.

I have one sister (same parents), 2 living step-sisters (mom) 1 deceased step-sister (dad) and 1 deceased step-brother (dad). Between all of them there are ::counting:: 25 kids, two of which are my sister's (the one with al the issues that I've been helping…they all have issues actually) and a couple of their kids are getting to an age to be old enough (if they so choose) to have their own kids…a couple of them are of age now.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#94300 Dec 3, 2013
Actually I guess 9 of them are of age. Some of them on my dad's side might even have kids…I haven't really been in touch for the past…30 years.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#94301 Dec 4, 2013

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#94302 Dec 4, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Holy shit. People need to come back to earth.

http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/wheel-of-fo...

There were no jokes. There was no slam. There was nothing disrespectful. WTF does Wheel have to apologize for? Every other show on the air at the same time was probably doing nothing but Paul Walker tributes with clip after clip from the Fast & the Furious movies and people are pissed because it was the answer to a word puzzle?

Damn conservatives!
I don't understand the people who got upset when a Cool Water commercial was played at a soccer game the day after his death. It wasn't a commercial for Porsche (I can see that one being in bad taste).

Stupid strangers can wail about him on FB, but can't handle the rest of the world acknowledging that he existed?

Since: Oct 12

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#94303 Dec 4, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Damn conservatives!
...LOL...Yeah, that's it.....

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#94304 Dec 4, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Holy shit. People need to come back to earth.
http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/wheel-of-fo...
There were no jokes. There was no slam. There was nothing disrespectful. WTF does Wheel have to apologize for? Every other show on the air at the same time was probably doing nothing but Paul Walker tributes with clip after clip from the Fast & the Furious movies and people are pissed because it was the answer to a word puzzle?
Damn conservatives!
My friend texted me while watching Wheel. We thought it was a coincidence, but in no way disrespectful.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94305 Dec 4, 2013
People need to get over their stupid facination with movie peeps. If they did not tell me what movie he was in, I would have had no idea who the heck he was, and sorry he's dead but so are alot of other people.
If a miner gets crushed in a tunnel collapse is it disrespectful if WOF answer happens to be "Falling rock zone"?

Get over it, you did not even know the guy, you only know "of" him.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#94306 Dec 4, 2013
RACE wrote:
People need to get over their stupid facination with movie peeps. If they did not tell me what movie he was in, I would have had no idea who the heck he was, and sorry he's dead but so are alot of other people.
If a miner gets crushed in a tunnel collapse is it disrespectful if WOF answer happens to be "Falling rock zone"?
Get over it, you did not even know the guy, you only know "of" him.
True dat.

Someone needs to explain the cult of celebrity to me. Why should I care that a good looking person who maybe has some artistic/music/acting skill endorses a product or supports a cause?

And I agree that teh WOF thing was not disrespectful.

I would not have known who Paul Walker was either. I thought Fast and Furious was a game, didn't even know it was a? movie? TV show. Don't much care either.... except that I have a sense that either there is something poetic in his dying in a car crash or that he or his buddy were having issues distinguishing between acting roles/stunts and reality which would possibly bring hm into Darwin award contention.

Too bad he is dead. 40 is too young to go.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#94308 Dec 4, 2013
I don't think it's that weird to have an interest (interest, not obsession) in celebrity deaths. I think J was taken aback a bit by Paul Walker's death--he's seen a lot of PW's movies. I, OTOH, have not. Varsity Blues might be the only one.

The two celebrity deaths that kind of made me think were Chris Farley (love, love, loved him at the time) and Steve Irwin (I used to watch his shows when I was stuck in my shyte call center job and I would envy/admire the passion he had for his job).

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#94309 Dec 4, 2013
Anyone ever read or seen "Prozac Nation"? I'm reading the book right now and I kind of want to punch the author in the face.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94310 Dec 4, 2013
Someone need to be medicated....
Matilda77 wrote:
Anyone ever read or seen "Prozac Nation"? I'm reading the book right now and I kind of want to punch the author in the face.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94311 Dec 4, 2013
Simple pleasures for simple minds.
words of suburbia wrote:
"peeps"? "true dat"?
You old people and your ghetto lingo amuse me.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94312 Dec 4, 2013
Hey Tonka!
Long question, please be patient.
I have daughters laptop, no longer boots (I think) because the power pin is broken on the motherboard. I had this happen on one of my machines, and was able to re-solder it and it worked.

But if this does not work, I read that I can get a usb/ide cable and treat it as an external drive. If I do that I have to take ownership of the hard drive, so that I can see all the files under her username (pictures etc).
Question, if I do this, can the drive still be the boot drive if I put it back into the original laptop?

Also read that if I change the boot sequence on another laptop, I can get that hard drive to boot as the primary. I tried this, but the light only briefly flickered and then booted from the local C:

Do I have to take ownership before this will work? I dont want to change the security/permissions if it will render the drive unbootable until I run out of options.

Thoughts?

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#94313 Dec 4, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>True dat.

Someone needs to explain the cult of celebrity to me. Why should I care that a good looking person who maybe has some artistic/music/acting skill endorses a product or supports a cause?

And I agree that teh WOF thing was not disrespectful.

I would not have known who Paul Walker was either. I thought Fast and Furious was a game, didn't even know it was a? movie? TV show. Don't much care either.... except that I have a sense that either there is something poetic in his dying in a car crash or that he or his buddy were having issues distinguishing between acting roles/stunts and reality which would possibly bring hm into Darwin award contention.

Too bad he is dead. 40 is too young to go.
He was picked for that series because he was already a racecar enthusiast. Also, he was known as someone who didn't care much about his own celebrity, but used it to help others as much as he could. I was not a huge Paul Walker fan, but I respected him a lot and hope that people will continue to support the foundation that he created.

This is kinda long, but it shows that he was more than just a pretty face (actually makes me think of Paul Newman).

Walker's first passion was marine biology; he joined the Board of Directors of The Billfish Foundation in 2006. He fulfilled a lifelong dream by starring in a National Geographic Channel series Expedition Great White (later retitled Shark Men), which premiered in June 2010. He spent 11 days as part of the crew, catching and tagging 7 great white sharks off the coast of Mexico. The expedition, led by Chris Fischer, founder and CEO of Fischer Productions, along with Captain Brett McBride and Dr. Michael Domeier of the Marine Conservation Science Institute took measurements, gathered DNA samples, and fastened real-time satellite tags to the great white sharks. This allowed Dr. Domeier to study migratory patterns especially those associated with mating and birthing over a 5-year period of time.

In March 2010, Walker went to Constitución, Chile to offer his help and support to the people injured in the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on February 27. He flew with his humanitarian aid team, REACH OUT Worldwide, to Haiti to lend a helping hand to the 2010 Haiti earthquake victims.

An avid car enthusiast, he competed in the Redline Time Attack racing series in which he raced an M3 E92 and was on the AE Performance Team. His car was sponsored by Etnies, Brembo Brakes, Ohlins, Volk, OS Giken, Hankook, Gintani, and Reach Out Worldwide. Walker had been preparing for an auto show prior to his death.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94314 Dec 4, 2013

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