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Postby . » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:21 am

I didn't know you could use two candles as a (temporary?) Wii-sensor bar. Now I can drag the Wii to my room without disconnecting everything. The sensor bar is actually installed onto the shelf above the TV, so it's pretty much impossible to take it out of the den, UNTIL NOW!

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:44 pm

Yeah, I used candles when I got Resident Evil 4. I guess I hadn't played my Wii in a while so I didn't notice that my cat had chewed clean through that tiny sensor bar cable. Candles actually work pretty well when they don't flicker.

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Postby OMGBEES » Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:59 pm

I have a friend who is all into Wii hacks.

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Postby dogmeat » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:07 pm

If I can find one, I might grab a cheap extra sensor bar. I don't really fancy putting candles on my TFT monitor so I can play Wii... :)

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:13 pm

You can order them from Nintendo for like ten bucks. There are also third party sensor bars that run on batteries so you don't have the cable for cats to (fucking) chew through.

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Postby . » Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:05 am

As I was watching my co-worker throw away 3/4 of a pizza and another throwing away a container of white rice, I wondered what the most wasted food would probably be? I mean, food we've actually bought to consume, not foods/crops affected by drought/flood/whatever.

"Current research suggests that about 40% (by weight) of the food thrown away that could have been eaten is fresh fruit & vegetables (which includes potatoes).
Meat and fish, bread and other bakery products, dairy produce and rice & pasta are all in the "top 5" most wasted foods..."

My most wasted food would probably be fries, especially steak/home-style fries. I can't handle that much potato and most places down here go overboard with them. Rice, however, almost never goes to waste. I learned how to make good fried rice for a reason.

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Postby OMGBEES » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:38 pm

Yesterday I went grocery shopping while really hungry and spent $180. I have like 10 pounds of frozen chicken now. What the hell am I going to do with all of that?

At least it's frozen.

Anyways, I waste the rice from Chinese food a lot. I'm a bad person, I know, but I usually can't eat it. And I don't want it, but they won't not give it to you. I've asked!

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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:40 am

Did you know you can slice a banana into bits without peeling it, or cutting through the peel?

Just sayin'.
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Postby OMGBEES » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:44 am

Why are you just saying?

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Postby nobody_important » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:55 am

. wrote:My most wasted food would probably be fries, especially steak/home-style fries. I can't handle that much potato and most places down here go overboard with them. Rice, however, almost never goes to waste. I learned how to make good fried rice for a reason.


Hi-5? I think that might be my most dumped food, too.
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Postby SporkAndrew » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:55 am

Too-Much-Coffee Mistress wrote:Did you know you can slice a banana into bits without peeling it, or cutting through the peel?

Just sayin'.


Is that where you thread a needle and poke it through the corner bits?

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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:15 am

OMGBEES wrote:Why are you just saying?


Because I thought it might be Shit Someone Didn't Know. :roll:

And yeah, that's how you do it, spork. Apparently, I was wrong... :cry:
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Postby OMGBEES » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:41 pm

Man, if we're all going to just start tossing out random facts, this could get both competitive and personal.

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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:04 am

Nah, that's likely the only time I'll do it, at least. I was just feeling particularly random right then, hadn't participated in this thread in some time, and felt like... doing so, I guess.
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Postby SporkAndrew » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:02 am

Sorry, TMCM, I saw the banana thing on How 2.

I was pretty amazed but also left wondering why that would ever be a useful skill to have.

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Postby Bunyip » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:39 pm

I had a book as a kid which had that in it among other things. It was from The Curiosity Show!

Edit: Haha:

Planning commenced with the working title The F Show. According to Deane Hutton, the working title resulted from the single word uttered by producer Ian Fairweather when he was told he was to make a science show for children.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:50 pm

Frabjous?

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Postby . » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:07 am

When the hell did I get a myspace account?

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:34 am

Shit, I don't know.

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Postby . » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:40 am

You tell me, goddammit!


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