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The Mad Monk
08-05-2005, 20:34:18
I may have some real soon.

Cruddy
08-05-2005, 20:42:19
PM for you mate - might help find a solution.

Gary
09-05-2005, 09:51:33
:D

Gary
09-05-2005, 10:09:37
As SATA is a new standard there is some confusion over compatibility. Some PSUs (Power Supply Units) need adaptors to connect to SATA drives and older Motherboards don't have SATA support at all. To add to the confusion, when Windows XP was developed SATA wasn't yet a recognised standard so XP doesn't detect SATA drives when you are installing for the first time. (http://www.hothardware.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=18&threadid=22321&enterthread=y)

Any use ?

The Mad Monk
09-05-2005, 15:08:21
Meanwhile, I received notice on Saturday that my ex-landlord is suing to evict me from the apartment that I vacated in mid-April. If I am to avoid a court order to pay roughly $1000 in back rent I need to be in court tomorrow to answer the suit.

In New Jersey.

mr.G
09-05-2005, 15:10:12
cool, is it on tv?

Gary
09-05-2005, 15:10:13
?!? Make sure you get your expense claim in for when the case is thrown out.

Lurker the Second
09-05-2005, 15:19:14
If you really didn't pay the rent, what good would showing up do? You'd just lose anyway.

The Mad Monk
09-05-2005, 15:23:38
That's the point.

I paid a half-month's rent to stay an additional half month. I had a *verbal* agreement with the landlord about this.

I phoned the judge and the lawyers, got their anwering machines. Hopefully this can be dealt with without another road trip.

Cruddy
09-05-2005, 15:26:08
Well, if you've got a receipt or bank statement that shows the transaction, it's worth turning up.

If you can't prove it, just your word against his. A crap shoot.

Lurker the Second
09-05-2005, 15:36:47
Did you have a one year lease whose term expired at the end of March and you then agreed to pay a half a month's rent to stay an additional two weeks?

The Mad Monk
09-05-2005, 15:45:54
Yep, I was going to depart the day the lease expired, but illness and other difficulties forced it back two weeks.

The landlord was notified of the original departure date in writing in February, as per the terms of the lease.

Lurker the Second
09-05-2005, 15:54:36
When did you talk to him about staying an additional two weeks? When did you give him the check for those two weeks?

The Mad Monk
09-05-2005, 16:13:52
Spoke to him on the 27th, sent the check the 28th, bank shows they cashed it on the 6th.

Venom
09-05-2005, 16:33:05
Want to borrow my AR-15?

Lurker the Second
09-05-2005, 16:33:29
And that check is for two weeks of rent?

What is he suing you for -- an additional two weeks rent or two weeks plus May rent?

Do you know the date he filed the complaint? (It should be on the summons somewhere.)

How much of a deposit does he have?

KrazyHorse@home
09-05-2005, 16:42:35
That reminds me. I need to inform my landlady that I'm gone when my lease is up.

KrazyHorse@home
09-05-2005, 16:44:06
What is he suing you for -- an additional two weeks rent or two weeks plus May rent?

If he was paying 2000$ a month rent in Shitsville, New Jersey for a 1 bedroom then he deserves this ass-raping

The Mad Monk
09-05-2005, 17:35:31
No, it's $672 rent PLUS $89 additional security PLUS $50 late fee PLUS $250 legal fees.

...

Venom, when can you get me that AR-15?

KrazyHorse@home
09-05-2005, 18:09:05
Wait, so was it for the last 2 weeks of aprila or was it for 6 weeks (half april plus may)?

Venom
09-05-2005, 18:21:08
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
No, it's $672 rent PLUS $89 additional security PLUS $50 late fee PLUS $250 legal fees.

...

Venom, when can you get me that AR-15?

Can get you the gun in a few days. Shipping the ammo is a big no-no though. Got any gun stores near you where you can get ammo?

Japher
09-05-2005, 18:30:37
Third party gun sales over the internet?!

Yaaay!!!!!!

There oughta be a law...;)

The Mad Monk
09-05-2005, 18:33:44
The amount they're listing would be for the last two weeks of April, and it was filed April 18.

The Mad Monk
09-05-2005, 18:35:04
Originally posted by Venom
Can get you the gun in a few days. Shipping the ammo is a big no-no though. Got any gun stores near you where you can get ammo?

I live in Kansas. ;)

Lurker the Second
09-05-2005, 19:13:26
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
The amount they're listing would be for the last two weeks of April, and it was filed April 18.

Based on what you've said here (which is one side of the story), it looks like the landlord is trying to take advantage of the fact you aren't here to defend yourself. He has a security deposit and he knows if he gets a judgment, even a default judgment, he can set it off against the deposit.

You need to get in touch with the judge's lawclerk and try to determine whether there's any way they will hear you by telephone. It is unlikely, but possible the judge would do that. Also, if you are planning on being in the area sometime in the next several months, you might be able to get an adjournment until you will be here. They wouldn't adjourn it if you were still in possession of the apartment and they really needed an eviction, but since you've vacated the place, eviction is unnecessary and no one will be hurt if the money part of this gets put off for a bit.

Needless to say, whenever you talk to anyone in the court, whether it is the judge's lawclerk or another clerk, be nice and courteous. Tell them you've got a problem and the landlord is taking advantage of your absence.

Venom
09-05-2005, 19:39:37
I think we've got a great new law and order TV show. Law & Order: Hobo's Justice

The Mad Monk
09-05-2005, 19:41:08
Hopefully, somebody will get back to me soon. :(

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I've been poking around my bios to see if any SATA-related settings had been left unset. In the course of doing this, I noticed the Q-Fan was disabled, so I enabled it to see what would happen.

...

WHAT HAPPENS IS IT TURNS THE CPU HEAT SINK FAN OFF.

Lurker the Second
09-05-2005, 19:56:56
Don't wait for someone from the court to return your call. They'll be gone in a little over an hour and it will be too late if you're supposed to be there tomorrow. You need to talk to the judge's lawclerk, not someone in the clerk's office.

The Mad Monk
09-05-2005, 20:26:23
I haven't been able to get anything but answering machines all day, but I did get the judge's machine.

The Mad Monk
09-05-2005, 20:27:21
In other news, Asher is THE MAN! :bounce:

alsieboo
09-05-2005, 20:29:17
That sounds bad, I hope your shitty landlord stops being such an asshole

Provost Harrison
09-05-2005, 22:17:49
My previous landlord managed to screw me for 40 for a spurious charge outlined, yet not quantified in the small print of the contract despite the fact I left the flat in better condition than I arrived. Arseholes...

Landlords, lawyers and insurance companies...should all be shot...

Cruddy
09-05-2005, 22:54:43
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
Hopefully, somebody will get back to me soon. :(

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I've been poking around my bios to see if any SATA-related settings had been left unset. In the course of doing this, I noticed the Q-Fan was disabled, so I enabled it to see what would happen.

...

WHAT HAPPENS IS IT TURNS THE CPU HEAT SINK FAN OFF.

Well, that's one way of keeping it quiet. Not the best way obviously.

The Mad Monk
10-05-2005, 15:16:38
Called the court back this morning, they said it's being dealt with -- since I moved out of state, there's clearly o need for an eviction proceeding. :)

The Mad Monk
10-05-2005, 15:24:41
Originally posted by Cruddy
Well, that's one way of keeping it quiet. Not the best way obviously.

Scary stuff.

Everything lappeared unchanged, so I had switched back to the other computer to search for more solutions on the web.

A minute or so later, I hear a slow, quiet, "bong" sound, like a bell struck by a padded mallet. It took me another minute to realize it was coming from the XP machine, and another couple seconds to realize what the ASUSProbe alert was telling me. No harm done, but I haven't rebooted that fast in a while. :)

I need to replace that alarm with something more appropriate -- a recording of a nuke siren, or maybe the "core breach in progress" message from Star Trek. ;)

King_Ghidra
10-05-2005, 15:37:51
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
I live in Kansas. ;)

and you don't have a gun already?!

King_Ghidra
10-05-2005, 15:38:51
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
My previous landlord managed to screw me for 40 for a spurious charge outlined, yet not quantified in the small print of the contract despite the fact I left the flat in better condition than I arrived. Arseholes...

Landlords, lawyers and insurance companies...should all be shot...

40?! Jesus who gives a fuck?

JM^3
10-05-2005, 16:00:50
you don't remember the huge deal he made about it?

it seemed like he thought it was the end of the world

that is just a night of drinks..

stay in for a night for once PH!

JM

Lurker the Second
10-05-2005, 16:05:50
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
Called the court back this morning, they said it's being dealt with -- since I moved out of state, there's clearly o need for an eviction proceeding. :)


The way it works here is that a true eviction proceeding (called a summary dispossess action) gives the landlord one remedy only - a warrant for removal. The landlord cannot get a money judgment in a summary dispossess action. If the landlord wants to get a judgment for past due rent or other charges, he has to file a separate lawsuit. Your problem is going to be how to get your security deposit back.

King_Ghidra
10-05-2005, 16:07:44
We've seen a whole new side to Lurker in this thread. A sinister Austrian lawyer side.

Venom
10-05-2005, 16:10:55
It's been quite terrifying.

JM^3
10-05-2005, 16:11:58
you have to figure that street people know the laws of living arrangements...

JM

Lurker the Second
10-05-2005, 16:26:23
I know evictions. I'm on a first name basis with all the constables.

Gary
10-05-2005, 16:41:16
And all the other evictees

zmama
10-05-2005, 16:57:29
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
We've seen a whole new side to Lurker in this thread. A sinister Austrian lawyer side.

Yeah, the only way he could sink lower than being a bum

The Mad Monk
10-05-2005, 16:58:01
I strongly doubt I will get any of my deposit back.

Here's a fun story:

When I first moved into that building, about twelve years ago, I had gotten a "one month free" deal. Apparently nobody bothered to mention this to the billing or legal departments of the management company, because a year and a month after I moved in, I was being taken to court for lack of payment for my "free month".

I called the company, and they assured me they would take care of the problem. Not quite satisfied with that, I decided to call the law firm handling the case.

I gave them my name and address, and before I could mention the lawsuit, the receptionist put me through to a lawyer who, on hearing my address and before I could mention the lawsuit, rather loudly told me that I should make any complaints to the building super, since that's what he paid him for, and then hung up.

...

So...I call the court close to the date given, and find that, no, the matter had not been dropped. I called the holding company again, and they assured me that it would be taken care of, there was no need to go to the court.

Obviously, I went to court at the appointed time.

The lawyer handling things there had never been told to drop the case.

:bounce:

Funko
11-05-2005, 10:21:56
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
My previous landlord managed to screw me for 40 for a spurious charge outlined, yet not quantified in the small print of the contract despite the fact I left the flat in better condition than I arrived. Arseholes...

Landlords, lawyers and insurance companies...should all be shot...

Er...

I'm sure I told you on 'poly that not only is the checkout fee a standard clause but that 40 is actually very cheap. Mine has always been 50 or 75 - admittedly on larger properties. It's just 'cause they (usually) pay an independent person to inspect the property and check inventory so they are covered if there's a conflict.

And it was in the tennancy agreement but they didn't specify the cost? It's not even an issue. I really don't know what your problem is with it.

Venom
11-05-2005, 13:33:15
Oh how I long to go back to talking about SATA hard drives.

The Mad Monk
11-05-2005, 16:10:11
Okay, how about something related?

The drive is working fine, but the program I'm using to schedule recordings has turned out to be fairly unstable. It cuts out randomly, and sometimes pops out a dialog box on startup about some minor issue, which wouldn't be problem except that it won't proceed until someone clicks OK, which kinda wrecks the whole "recording when you're not there" deal.

Anyone else here trying this on their computers? If so, what are you using, and how well does it work?

Venom
11-05-2005, 17:12:56
Ahhh, much better.

Funko
11-05-2005, 17:14:23
But still totally boring?

Venom
11-05-2005, 17:17:16
Better than whatever the fuck you were talking about.

Funko
11-05-2005, 17:18:02
I was talking about PH being an idiot.

Venom
11-05-2005, 17:21:41
Hmmm, that is a pretty good subject.

Funko
11-05-2005, 17:22:50
Exactly.

Venom
11-05-2005, 17:24:45
Ok. Let's go back to that. Forget Mad Monk and his boring retardedness.

The Mad Monk
11-05-2005, 17:34:09
Forgotten again. :(

Venom
11-05-2005, 18:10:15
Set your hair on fire and run naked through the streets until you are overcome with the searing pain of your scalp being melted.

That should get you a good 20-30 minutes of attention. Including the wait for the ambulance to arrive.