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9 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

But the bathroom, especially the shower, is the only place you get that great reverb/echo.

GEM

 

The bathroom is one of the few places a mom can get a few minutes peace.  Sometimes you just need to be not asked for anything for a while.  

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Browsing the OR Ducks twitter account & decided to hit up Reaper's (why I have no idea, I'm not even on twitter) but there is a Konami code embedded in the home page.

 

Go to the website and use your arrow keys on your computer (sorry phone users). Also NOT in the search bar. http://reapermini.com Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, enter.

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54 minutes ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

The bathroom is one of the few places a mom can get a few minutes peace.  Sometimes you just need to be not asked for anything for a while.  

 

..and they tend to have lockable doors. ::D:

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19 minutes ago, Sibling said:

 

..and they tend to have lockable doors. ::D:

Well, until the kids figure out toothpicks, metal kebab rods, and various other things can be used to bypass said "lock".  Usually by that point though kids are doing the bypass the lock to get at something they've had denied to them, not to bug parents.. 

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1 hour ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

The bathroom is one of the few places a mom can get a few minutes peace.  Sometimes you just need to be not asked for anything for a while.  

Understood.

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1 hour ago, haldir said:

Browsing the OR Ducks twitter account & decided to hit up Reaper's (why I have no idea, I'm not even on twitter) but there is a Konami code embedded in the home page.

 

Go to the website and use your arrow keys on your computer (sorry phone users). Also NOT in the search bar. http://reapermini.com Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, enter.

 

What is a Konami code?

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1 hour ago, haldir said:

Browsing the OR Ducks twitter account & decided to hit up Reaper's (why I have no idea, I'm not even on twitter) but there is a Konami code embedded in the home page.

 

Go to the website and use your arrow keys on your computer (sorry phone users). Also NOT in the search bar. http://reapermini.com Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, enter.

Nice. ::):

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2 hours ago, haldir said:

Go to the website and use your arrow keys on your computer (sorry phone users). Also NOT in the search bar. http://reapermini.com Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, enter.

 

Aww...I was hoping for unlimited lives.

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37 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

What is a Konami code?

It’s a sort of cheat code embedded in a bunch of old Konami games. Depending on the game it did different things. Hubby could tell you a bunch of them, but I never played any of those games.

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31 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

It’s a sort of cheat code embedded in a bunch of old Konami games. Depending on the game it did different things. Hubby could tell you a bunch of them, but I never played any of those games.

To expand a little bit:

Often times certain features in the original design of a game are determined during play testing to cause an imbalance so the feature is toggled off.  It is still accessible to anyone who knows the keying sequence and is considered a cheat as it often gives an unfair advantage to a player activating it.

These were first discovered in the commercial coin-op versions of games and when the code was ported over to home game systems the toggles were left intact.

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There are all kinds of those old codes; I might even still be able to remember a few of them. :p

 

They also pop up as easter eggs in certain places; the Konami code actually turns up in Wreck-it Ralph. It's one of the more obvious eggs.

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Welp, looks like I might not be picking up an airbrush this upcoming tax return season, and eerily enough, I'm okay with this.. 

 

Because that means another $1k CAD or so I can put towards various audio gear. 

 

That and hubby and I kind of prefer the idea of a gargantuan bean bag full of shredded polyurethane foam in our living room since we haven't had a couch for several years now.  And a working home theater PC, since our last one died pretty hard. 

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I've been driving for 30 years without anything out of the unusual. So how in the hell did I manage to hit and kill a bird in the middle of the road TWICE in the same day!

 

Bit of context, we've been getting non-stop light snow for days now. Roads are well salted. Many birds go and peck at the salt in the middle of the road for a boost in minerals to their diets.

 

So as I'm heading to my dental appointment, a grouse is in my path doing it's thing. It's not moving but I'm far enough that by coasting it'll see me and move away with time to spare. So I'm getting closer, and closer, and it's still not reacting. "Move a way bird." I'm thinking. "Move away!" Getting closer.... CLOSER! Yes it saw me! "NO DON'T WALK AWAY!" [Brief thumping sound from under car]... Crap.

 

Return drive. Now it's a flock of brownish winter songbirds, pecking the middle of the road. Usually a skittish and very swift and nimble bunch. Getting closer, closer. "The hell is wrong with them?!" I'm thinking. They see me at the last second and take flight. Too close! [Thud sound on windshield]. I look in the rear view mirror and see a puffy feathery lump dropping from the sky... Crap.

 

I drive a RAV4. It is *not* a small call, nor is it particularly quiet. It was daytime, sunny, it wasn't snowing, and on straight stretches of road, so seriously WTF birdkind? I've done emergency braking before for other animals suddenly crossing the road (dogs, cats, a moose), but birds?!

 

P.S. Does it make me a bad person that I ate two pieces of stuffed chicken afterwards?

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14 hours ago, redambrosia said:

It’s a sort of cheat code embedded in a bunch of old Konami games. Depending on the game it did different things. Hubby could tell you a bunch of them, but I never played any of those games.

The most famous one was from NES Contra. You'd get 42 lives! Enough for the average gamer to finish the game.

 

Younger on our NES, we owned Ninja Gaiden. The code unlocked the sound effect library. My brother and I would record ourselves using the sound effects as... well, sound effects to our sketch.

 

I've seen the code several years ago used on Marvel's old website , and it would make a mongoose (weasel?, otter?) Deadpool appear on the screen.

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57 minutes ago, Cranky Dog said:

I've been driving for 30 years without anything out of the unusual. So how in the hell did I manage to hit and kill a bird in the middle of the road TWICE in the same day!

 

Bit of context, we've been getting non-stop light snow for days now. Roads are well salted. Many birds go and peck at the salt in the middle of the road for a boost in minerals to their diets.

 

So as I'm heading to my dental appointment, a grouse is in my path doing it's thing. It's not moving but I'm far enough that by coasting it'll see me and move away with time to spare. So I'm getting closer, and closer, and it's still not reacting. "Move a way bird." I'm thinking. "Move away!" Getting closer.... CLOSER! Yes it saw me! "NO DON'T WALK AWAY!" [Brief thumping sound from under car]... Crap.

 

Return drive. Now it's a flock of brownish winter songbirds, pecking the middle of the road. Usually a skittish and very swift and nimble bunch. Getting closer, closer. "The hell is wrong with them?!" I'm thinking. They see me at the last second and take flight. Too close! [Thud sound on windshield]. I look in the rear view mirror and see a puffy feathery lump dropping from the sky... Crap.

 

I drive a RAV4. It is *not* a small call, nor is it particularly quiet. It was daytime, sunny, it wasn't snowing, and on straight stretches of road, so seriously WTF birdkind? I've done emergency braking before for other animals suddenly crossing the road (dogs, cats, a moose), but birds?!

 

P.S. Does it make me a bad person that I ate two pieces of stuffed chicken afterwards?

I had two bird-strike incidents while driving commercially.

Both at night and both owls while doing full legal speed on Interstate Highway.

Both times it broke the passenger side windshield.

You would think that owls would see a White Freightliner tooling down a dark highway soon enough to pull up above the vehicle but nope.  I've seen quite a few of them skimming along about ten feet above the ground looking for a late dinner.  Why would they think there is anything on the Interstate?  Oh, I know, because of all the desert rats and other small scurrying things I've seen running across the road, illuminated by my headlights.

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