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There's a crew working on a street somewhere semi-nearby, using something that must be grinding something from the noise it makes. The thing is that from this distance, that noise sounds exactly like a cell phone set on vibrate, and it's intermittent enough that it keeps fooling me whenever it happens. Oddly, I rarely even have my phone on vibrate, so how ingrained my reaction to that sound turns out to be is a little surprising. Wait, was that my phone?

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20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 9, 2012, 14:12 ^Drag0n^
 
I kid you not, I saw an iPod dock built into a toilet paper roll holder at Fry's once.

Not kidding. Don't believe me? Check out PC Mag's 10 Totally Ridiculous Combo Gadgets article.

^D^
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 9, 2012, 04:50 Hoop
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 8, 2012, 21:03:
Looking at bringing my bathroom into 2012 and beyond.

Heres one going free.
http://goo.gl/xstXi
Teleportation extra.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 22:32 Sepharo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 8, 2012, 21:03:
Looking at bringing my bathroom into 2012 and beyond. Anyone have experience with or used the tv in mirror devices? Also looking for other cool things people have done or seen for a bathroom space.

I want to go with tankless water heaters, but just can't swing it in this house.

Thanks.

Friend of mine redid his whole small bathroom with only the internet for help.
http://imgur.com/T85M7
In the top left, that's a speaker wired to an iPod dock on the counter.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 21:47 Silicon Avatar
 
You should get one of those futuristic Japanese toilets.  
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 21:03 xXBatmanXx
 
Looking at bringing my bathroom into 2012 and beyond. Anyone have experience with or used the tv in mirror devices? Also looking for other cool things people have done or seen for a bathroom space.

I want to go with tankless water heaters, but just can't swing it in this house.

Thanks.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 19:54 Silicon Avatar
 
Teacher with flawless cheat video was lame and predictable. I was hoping for a laugh.

 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 18:40 Cutter
 
Wow, I did not know that tale of Mr. Boisjoly and the three others. Kudos to them. It's too bad their protests went in vain. RIP, sir!
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 18:07 Halo
 
^Drag0n^ wrote on Feb 8, 2012, 15:27:
Blue wrote on Feb 8, 2012, 11:12:
nin wrote on Feb 8, 2012, 11:05:
We have crews replacing the main gas line in our neighborhood. They're slowly making their way towards the house, and I'm worried what they'll be digging up, as there's flags/marker's everywhere.

If they dig up a Native American burial ground, remember... Don't go into the light! No wait, go into the light, yeah, that was it.

Nonononono!

Just make sure you're not in the house when it implodes into the singularity generated by the netherworld.

That's the important thing. Yeah. That, and don't eat that left-over steak.

^D^

clatu verata nictu!
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 15:27 ^Drag0n^
 
Blue wrote on Feb 8, 2012, 11:12:
nin wrote on Feb 8, 2012, 11:05:
We have crews replacing the main gas line in our neighborhood. They're slowly making their way towards the house, and I'm worried what they'll be digging up, as there's flags/marker's everywhere.

If they dig up a Native American burial ground, remember... Don't go into the light! No wait, go into the light, yeah, that was it.

Nonononono!

Just make sure you're not in the house when it implodes into the singularity generated by the netherworld.

That's the important thing. Yeah. That, and don't eat that left-over steak.

^D^
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 15:22 ^Drag0n^
 
space captain wrote on Feb 8, 2012, 14:29:
Ratty wrote on Feb 8, 2012, 13:32:
Why do I feel oddly embarrassed when someone else's cell phone rings and I pull my own out of my pocket to check?

lets find out..

Ratty wrote on Feb 8, 2012, 13:32:
I feel a little like an idiot.

magic!

LMAO! Classic space captain.

^D^
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 14:29 space captain
 
Ratty wrote on Feb 8, 2012, 13:32:
Why do I feel oddly embarrassed when someone else's cell phone rings and I pull my own out of my pocket to check?

lets find out..

Ratty wrote on Feb 8, 2012, 13:32:
I feel a little like an idiot.

magic!
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 14:26 PHJF
 
Lana. Lana! LANA!

LLLAAAAANNNNAAAAAAAA!!!!!
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 14:11 jdreyer
 
Nin? Nin! NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINN!!!!  
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 13:35 Beamer
 
Roger Boisjoly, a sad but classic example of when you need a business guy to explain something.  
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 13:32 Ratty
 
Why do I feel oddly embarrassed when someone else's cell phone rings and I pull my own out of my pocket to check? I feel a little like an idiot. It's similar to when you see somebody waving in your direction and you wave back, but of course they were waving at someone behind you.  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 12:59 SpectralMeat
 
So that's why you don't answer my calls Blue, I've been calling you all morning long !  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 11:39 Hoop
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXZea1oHI8w  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 11:16 nin
 
If they dig up a Native American burial ground, remember...


Actually, I'm apparently in the middle of a (unofficial) pet cemetery. In addition to the 4 that have been buried in the last 20 years, apparently a woman that worked at my vet grew up in the same house decades ago, and her family buried a number of pets there, too...

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 11:12  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Feb 8, 2012, 11:05:
We have crews replacing the main gas line in our neighborhood. They're slowly making their way towards the house, and I'm worried what they'll be digging up, as there's flags/marker's everywhere.

If they dig up a Native American burial ground, remember... Don't go into the light! No wait, go into the light, yeah, that was it.
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2012, 11:05 nin
 

We have crews replacing the main gas line in our neighborhood. They're slowly making their way towards the house, and I'm worried what they'll be digging up, as there's flags/marker's everywhere.
 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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