Has anyone ever played the ps2 game The Sims Bustin Out?
I am going insane! I found cheats for it online and they won't work no matter what I do! The cheat I found is called the Gnome cheat which is a code that gives you $$$ and apparently opens the game up for more cheat codes. Basically, you can't do another cheat without first doing this Gnome cheat. The cheat is this: r2, l1, r1, l2, left, circle. You're supposed to pause the game, do that code, and you'll hear a sound that tells you that you did the code right as well as a little gnome will appear in the yard. I have done this cheat so many times after I hit pause but nothing ever happens! I do it quickly like the directions say and it still won't work. I have a wireless controller if that makes a difference. What am I doing wrong?
Here's a sample of the interesting theory found on the link
As you add up all of the dates, and accepting that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to Earth almost 2000 years ago, we come to the conclusion that the creation of the Earth and animals (including the dinosaurs) occurred only thousands of years ago (perhaps only 6000!), not millions of years. Thus, if the Bible is right (and it is!), dinosaurs must have lived within the past thousands of years.
The Bible tells us that God created all of the land animals on the sixth day of creation. As dinosaurs were land animals, they must have been made on this day, alongside Adam and Eve, who were also created on Day Six (Genesis 1:24-31). If God designed and created dinosaurs, they would have been fully functional, designed to do what they were created for, and would have been 100% dinosaur. This fits exactly with the evidence from the fossil record.
Evolutionists declare that no man ever lived alongside dinosaurs. The Bible, however, makes it plain that dinosaurs and people must have lived together.
What do you fine TQCers think of this bold 'up yours, evolution' theory proposed above, that man and dinosaurs were all chilling together, possibly neighbors in the Garden of Eden?
Primarily to the male QCer's, but if this question suites your orientation, then by all means, I'd love to hear your answer!
So imagine this - there's this woman, and she's absolutely everything that you look for in a partner. All the qualities that you love - she has them. Her face is absolutely stunning, with a personality to match. She's confident and intelligent.
However, shes about 30 to 40 pounds overweight.
Would you date her? Girlfriend status - or just casually? Totally rule her out because she is overweight? What do you do?
Is anyone else sick of the constant questions about whether we're voting or not?
On your pointer fingers, between the first and second joint (ie from below your nail to the middle joint) - do yo have hair there? I'm yet to come across someone who does. On their other fingers, so far everyone has hair in that location, but not on their pointer/index fingers.
A friend of mine recently told me about a group she attends called Subud. From what she has told me it sounds like something I'd be interested in participating in, and she has arranged for me to go along and meet the other members of the group. Is anyone here a member of Subud or have you attended it? What are your experiences?
I took my dog to the vet last night because he had something wrong with his eyes and nose. I thought it was a flea allergy even though we put Advantage on him. The vet tested him for mange and he was clean. Then the vet took some skin scrapings to test for ringworm and we'll have to wait up to 10 days for those results. Then the vet told us about pemphigus. He said it was fairly uncommon but looking at what I can find on the internet, it seems that that's what's likely. There are 4 kinds and it seems to me that my poor buddy has the worst kind, pemphigus vulgaris. Sounds happy, doesn't it? So, my question is this: Have you ever had a dog that had pemhigus? What happened? I can see that if it's pemphigus vulgaris, the treatment is usually prednisone for life. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks
Back in July, I met this guy at a cafe who had the coolest beltbuckle I'de ever seen. (I wasn't one for buckles until now.) It was a metal lion's head roaring to the right. It was very sculptural and nice. I asked him where he had gotten it. He said he had gotten it at Express Men in NY. I searched far and wide, high and low and all throughout the internet to find it or somthing like it. No luck. I was wondering if you've heard of such a belt or buckle by Express? Thanks a bunch
Suppose, for a moment, that you are the child of a presidential (or mayoral or gubernatorial, etc) candidate. Let's suppose that your parent is a Republican and you are a Democrat (or whatever parties you would like to insert into the equation). It is now Election Day and you go off to the polls to vote.
Do you vote for your parent or for the candidate from your party?
And now... Bread!! What is your most FAVORITE bread ever? What do you like to use for sandwiches? Where do you get your bread?
Is it normal for multi-vitamin and acidophilus pills to negatively interact with fruit? This is the second time, after eating a fruit bowl from Starbucks and taking my daily multi-vitamin and acidophilus pills, that I've thrown up.
1) Out of four possible methods of collecting water (desalination, rainwater harvest, wastewater reuse, groundwater development), which do you consider most socially and/or culturally acceptable? Any specific reason for your answer?
2) Out of those methods, is there any that you would consider suitable ONLY for purposes other than drinking water? Why?
3) Are you qualified as an engineer?
4) How/why is an understanding of sustainability important in the engineering profession?
5) In what ways could professional engineers adjust the way they work to encourage equity?
Why are so many of the posts in here of the 'do my homework for me' variety? There are so many posts asking for assignment ideas, research ideas or just 'help, I can't do this' type things. Back in my day (uh-oh, I sound like a geezer!) we got an assignment and did it. What's going on here?
1) When you are having a meal, do you eat your favorite food first before moving on to other stuff, or vice versa? 2) What's something that you will never get sick of eating? 3) Something you love eating that squicks people?
My ans: 1) I finish everything else first before eating my favorite food. 2) Chocolate chip cookies. 3) I love pickles on my hamburger - lots and lots of them. But most people I know usually just pick the pickles out.
I'm trying to think of the name of a company, maybe you could help me out.
The company makes winter coats, they're pretty popular, they usually have that removable lighter fleece jacket inside them. They're usually one main color, and then the coat has accents in another color.
Ok. We have a 2003 Saturn station wagon with about 50K miles on it, had it about 6 months. Runs great, no issues, good mileage, blah blah blah. Problem is, I keep - at completly random intervals - seeing little wisps of smoke curl up from the steering column when I'm driving. Just a little wisp, like you'd get from blowing out a candle or a match, and a faint burning smell. But no warning lights, no problems steering, just a short little curl of grey smoky stuff from where the steering wheel connects to the dash. And no correlation between the driving conditions/operation of the car and it happening, either. It's happened 6 or 7 times, the most recent this morning. My husband thinks I'm insane and I am making this up. I don't want to take it to the shop or have him take it until I have confirmed that I am in fact seeing this and not batshiat. Anyone else had this happen? What the hell is it? If I take it in are the mechanics just going to laugh at me, end up billing me for taking the column apart and not finding anything, and then crack jokes for the next year about the crazy chick who thought her car was on fire?
I am thinking of making my theme for AP Studio Art a theme revolving around my culture and ethnicity/background. I can think of some things to do for my own personal American culture because I live it everyday but not for the others. I am going to research some things but there is just so much I don't know where to start. So, could some of you please tell me what are some things I should study for the following places or people:
Italy? Sweden? Poland? Africa? (It sucks I don't know what tribe my ancestors came from) Norway? Native Americans specifically Narragansett?
Anything interesting you may know about them would help my search. Special clothes they wear, food culture, rituals. And anything from the past or present. Thank you!
I've downloaded something that says it requires the latest version of Macromedia Flash Player to play, and I keep trying to download the latest version of Macromedia Flash Player, and each time I try to download it it just says "download successful" without downloading anything... and the file I downloaded still doesn't work correctly. Anyone have any suggestions? What do I need to do?
2. want some free + s&h popcorn? http://www.daleandthomaspopcorn.com/ i'm not affiliated with this site or anything, i just thought my TQC pals might want some tasty-looking popcorn. sadly for me, they don't ship to the UK :(
3. what's your favorite tv show theme song?
4. if you like starbucks coffee, what's your favorite of their holiday-season drinks?
I got a voicemail on my cell phone earlier but I accidentally deleted it before listenening to it. I would call back, but my phone didn't register a missed call - only a message. I have been applying for jobs so I really need to hear this message - is there any way to retrieve it??? My friend has the same carrier (Cingular) and said his phone has a "listen to erased messages" option but my phone doesn't have that.
Have you ever had a ganglion cyst removed surgically? What was your recovery like?
I have a cyst on my wrist and I'm having it surgically excised in January. The surgeon is going to do it under local anesthetic. He told me that I'll be able to return to work two weeks after the surgery.
For those of you who watched the movie Crash, did you like it? Do you think it deserved the "best film of the year" award? Was it a good commentary on racism, or just simply Hollywood's "interpretation"?
Someone wrote, "Not since 'Spanglish' --which, alas, wasn't that long ago -- has a movie been so chock-a-block with risible minority caricatures or done such a handy job of sanctioning the very stereotypes it ostensibly debunks. Welcome to the best movie of the year for people who like to say, 'A lot of my best friends are black.'"
What consitutes a good / bad film?
*I just saw this recently and was not sure what to think of it. If it really was as good as my friends (the whole world?) thought it was. So I didn't know what to believe... ie I was thinking maybe I was missing it. Or maybe Crash was just the "best" Hollywood depiction of racism out there already. I was dissapointed...
The job I work for recently posted that we will have mandatory overtime this Saturday, quite the bummer if you ask me: but being a rules lawyer, I decided to check my Union Handbook for guidance.
Under a section the way Mandatory overtime is determined in listed as such:
Employees are expected to work scheduled overtime. Volunteers for scheduled overtime will be solicited from employees performing the work, before overtime is required. Such solicitation shall be made in seniority order by classification (highest seniority employees to be solicited first.) The company will offer overtime to regular full-time employees before offering it to temporary employees. Required overtime will be scheduled where needed from those not volunteering, starting with the lowest, qualified seniority employee in the job classification first.
My circumstances are the following:
1) I take a bus to work, I do not have a car or license due to being legally blind in my right eye. 2) No one lives in a close proximity to me for me to get a ride with. 3) The overtime is scheduled for 5am to 11am, there are no buses running at the time.
I am going to put a time off request in tomorrow because I already had something planned for Saturday at 9am; I have to sign a lease renewal.
If they do not give me the time off, should I bring up the fact that I was never asked, nor was anyone else solicited for volunteer overtime on Saturday? In my mind that should nullify their mandatory overtime, since they did not follow the Collective Bargaining Agreement set forth between the Union and the Company: am I wrong in thinking that?
I live in florida so i really have no clue about "cold weather clothes". My floridian idea is a pair of jeans and sweater over a tank top and i know that just wont cut it in 40* weather.
What are you Northeners wearing up there? Whats a good jacket i should buy (preferably not to expensive, im not in cold weather that much)? What about shoes...boots? Sneakers? I dont know! Just tell me all i need to know for a week of cold weather
You know how in your web browser, you can clear all your history (past searches, etc.) from the address bar... is there a way you can get rid of all your past searches from google, yahoo, ask.com, and the like?
SO, I live with my sister, who has a part time job (works maybe 20 hours in a week) and takes one class at the local CC (2 hours per week). Is it wrong that I expect her to be doing stuff like doing the dishes, taking out the trash and cleaning up on the days where she does NOTHING ALL DAY?!? I work 40 + hours a week, take 2 Masters Degree classes, and am writing a thesis, and I pay more than half the bills (because she is poor) and I do cook, clean, etc. It just pisses me off when I come home and the place is trashed, and she just got up from a nap. WTF.
If so: 1) Where would you suggest I go to get pre-approved (any nationally approved banks or websites that you used)? A) Where should I get my actual loan (best rates and service) (I really want to talk to someone face to face) 2) How hard is it to haggle with the current owners? 3) What are some costs that I may not be aware of now? I know of closing costs, lawyer fees, inspection fees... 4) Would you recommend getting a lawyer? 5) Would you recommend working with a realtor? 6) Do you know anything about foreclosures? A) If so, what's the foreclosure process? B) Are there any free foreclosure sites out there beyond the 'free for a week/trial'?
I'm a little freaked out because there is just so much to think of beyond just looking for a house...
Are any of you blind? Deaf? Mute? An amputee? Have any visible, extreme scars? Any paraplegics, or people who use wheelchairs on a daily basis? Is anyone autistic? Have any of you had any serious diseases or near death accidents- car crashes, cancer, drug overdoses, attempts at suicide that nearly succeeded?
Any other differentiations from the "norm"? I don't know what else to include. I'd rather not blatantly ask, "Anyone in here have a disability?!" because sometimes it doesn't really seem disabling. Is that incredibly, obnoxiously PC of me?
Anything you'd like to share about what you've mentioned- how it affects your life or doesn't affect it, or how it affects how you use the internet or LJ in particular?
I don't really care about your friends or family, I want to know about the people who actually frequent these forums. Just curious.
I caught my coworker stealing music from the library we work at. By stealing music, I mean he was downloading cds to his computer and ripping records into cds. I want to tell on him, but then I worry that it's not my place. We have an extensive collection of sound recordings housed here, and it just seems wrong to me. But who is to say others aren't doing it as well?
My questions are this: Do you consider what he is doing to be stealing? Would you tell?
So my best friend is in University in a different country. I haven't seen her since September, and I probably won't until Christmas. However, a few of my friends from my University are heading over to hers for a debating competition this weekend, so I'm sending her a giant care package with them. I'm planning on giving each of them something, so she has to find them all to get the whole present.
So far I have Episodes 1-6 of the new series of CSI Miami (I can't find the rest online) A big letter on teh back of a Horatio Caine poster saying "I may be cool, but you're fabulous". The letter is cut up into a jigsaw and divided between two different couriers.
Any other suggestions of small things to send over? Not specifically CSI Miami related things, anything. Stuff that I can find in town tomorrow.
Does anyone remember a fanfic from the Harry Potter fandom called The Twenty? (I think that's what it's called at least)
It was a Hermione/Snape fic, and it was about a gazillion chapters long, and each chapter was really, really long too. I think it started out as being that the girls of the wizarding world were being captured because Voldemort's people were investigating the power that a virgin has, and the power of the hymen. (Weird? Perhaps.) I forget some plot in there, but it ends up that twenty girls give up their virginity in a ceremony in order to reinforce Hogwarts wards, which were failing for some reason.
It was a really well written and well researched story, does anyone have a link to it? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
I'm a Florida resident, but I live in Connecticut now for grad school. So, I sent in my absentee ballot a while back thinking that my vote would be counted, no problem. Given Florida's track record with voting, I guess I shouldn't have expected so much. Today I checked my mailbox and, lo and behold, there was my ballot that had been sent back to me! The address was pre-printed and I used more than enough stamps. It hadn't been postmarked, but there was a bar code sticker that had been put on the envelope at the post office. Why would my ballot end up back at my apartment the day after the election??
Do you think the Republicans would have done better or worse in the recently-completed elections if Rumsfeld had resigned before the election, instead of Bush saying that he wanted Rumsfeld to stay on until the end of his term?