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A "death" in the family... Answered

#2 son dropped his "Tamagotchi" in the toilet this morning (fortunately before use!).

I fished it out, opened it up, took out the battery and left the whole lot on the CH boiler to dry.

When dry, I put it all back together and the screen showed, as expected, an egg.

Unfortunately, this evening it is still an egg. Apparently this is not supposed to happen. It should have hatched by now. The reset button has been no help.

Does anybody have any ideas on how to kick-start the wee cyber-beastie into hatching, or do I have to sneak out to the toy shop and buy a replacement?

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juicymoose
juicymoose

Reply 9 years ago

good with a nice cuppa of fruity tea .go and by a new one it dosent look good

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chooseausername
chooseausername

13 years ago

When you fished it out, did you try mouth-to-mouth resuscitation ??

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

How do you give an Egg CPR ? LOL

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Start CPR on an egg, but save an omelet!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

an omelet ? isn't that normally worn around one's neck ? Oh wait, that's an amulet ... my bad. ;-) Omelets can be cheesy.... ;-)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Mmmmm... cheesie!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

I should know.....some have daubed me the king or at least the prince of "cheesie" LOL That reminds me: why in the world can I not get Stilton here (without paying through the nose at a fancy cheese shop)?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

I'm not a fan of Stilton (plus, the mould is too close to penicillin for Kitewife, and sets off her allergies). I am rather partial to a nice Wensleydale, or a crumbly Cheshire or Lancashire.

They're really nice in a sandwich with white crusty bread, butter and a nice tart blackcurrant jam. Failing that, just a nice lump of Wensleydale in one hand and a pint of a decent bitter in then other.

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royalestel
royalestel

Reply 13 years ago

Ah, yes, all good English cheeses to be had in any decent cheese shop. Never seen them in the states. Any mizuki(sp?) players in those cheese shops?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

They're all in supermarkets over here - most of the cheese shops are closed and the musicians are all unemployed or farming Norwegian Blues.

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Hawaii00000
Hawaii00000

Reply 13 years ago

Hold on! We went from ummmmmmm digital death to CPR to mold and then finally we're talking about cheese!!! Why don't we just disuss the Loch Ness Monster.

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royalestel
royalestel

Reply 13 years ago

Why dear Hawaiian, because Nessie's a hoax.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Or at least a fig-newton of someone's imagination ;-)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

I watched a test on TV -

As part of a tour, a coach load of Nessie tourists were taken to a bay where sightings had been made on previous occasions. Unbeknownst to the tourists, a pulley system was rigged up under water to allow an unadorned telegraph pole to bob vertically to the surface for a few seconds and then disappear.

As soon as it was spotted, the pole was pulled back underwater and the "guide" gave out paper and pencils for the tourists to record the sighting.

All the pictures showed animals - they added heads, teeth, fins, crests, scales, tales, the whole nine yards.

People see what they expect to see, which is why Nessie ranks right up there with ghosts, angels, seances, aliens and miracles as gullible-folk mythology.

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royalestel
royalestel

Reply 13 years ago

I'd say most angel sightings are imagination, as well as ghosts, and miracles. Don't think any aliens and don't know anything about seances. The big problem with all of the experiments I've read about things that deal with faith is the scientists leave too many variables. Spiritual experiments require an exertion of faith. Can't leave that out or it's just positive thinking.

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bowmaster
bowmaster

Reply 13 years ago

Can we get back to cheese

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

I'm not rising to the bait, RS, except to say that the science tries not to leave any variables out of consideration.

Try looking for the various researches that have been done on the effects of prayer by the faithful. I don't have any references to hand, but you'll find that the faithful die at an equal rate to the faithless, get cancer at an equal rate to the faithless, suffer disasters at an equal rate to the faithless (although fires in churches tend to skew the results to show faith is a bad insurance risk), win the lottery at an equal rate to the faithless and get divorced at an equal rate to the faithless.

Specific studies on the effect of prayer on recovery showed that patients who were told that a group of people were praying for their recovery actually did worse than patients who were told that nobody was praying for them, or that were told that somebody might be praying for them, the doctors weren't sure.

The experiments didn't just account for faith, they required that a proportion of their subjects had it in significant quantities.

(But you were expecting that sort of response - we both know this is a subject we will never agree on, but I couldn't resist making that point. Pax?)

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royalestel
royalestel

Reply 13 years ago

It's not bait. You just stated stuff as fact that you don't know is fact, some stuff that I happen to know a bit about. Just making my two cents. As for faith in experiments, I believe you on death rates, etc, but not how one qualifies faith. For one reason, people lie. Research into even consumption of groceries compared to dumpster diving their actual trash shows that. One can't tell faith or "a lot" of faith by proclamation from the "faithful". Anyhow, religions in which the participants actually live according to guidelines that differ from accepted societal norms tend to have much fewer divorces. Pax.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

but you'll find that the faithful die at an equal rate to the faithless, get cancer at an equal rate to the faithless...

Not to be disagreeable, but there is some evidence that has scientific background, although it is not related JUST to faith, it involves "belief": and that is the Placebo Effect.

Here is a listing of several Placebo Optional reasons for them working....

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

I have also discovered that people will "not" see something they expect not to be there. This explains the "why can't I find my car keys" syndrome, when they are lying in plain sight.. I have a brother that thinks like this all the time.....he even thinks VISTA is the best OS since sliced bread or the Video Toaster LOL

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royalestel
royalestel

Reply 13 years ago

Ah the video toaster. That was a good hunk of hardware. Amigas sure were ahead of their time.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

well, over here, our bleu cheese is somewhat salty (and since I have never had the Stilton type, I am always game on trying something new in the culinary market - especially cheeses). (ok, I just noted one place said that Wensleydale comes in a type {one of four} with blue veins in it, and is not as salty as Stilton *sigh*) Just as I would be if I ever saw the names: Wensleydale, or a crumbly Cheshire or Lancashire. Of the descriptions I could pull up of these, the farm made Lancashire sounds the most promising of being "different" than our local stuff.

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bowmaster
bowmaster

Reply 13 years ago

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CHEESE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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royalestel
royalestel

Reply 13 years ago

I'm pretty fond of Orpington cheese m'self.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Hmm, back when I was a member of the "cheese of the month" club, over 30 years ago, I enjoyed a soft cheese that was dubbed "lover's cheese" but I have been unable to locate it since. Everything I find online is not what i remember (of course, my memory could be defective. too). It was a heavenly cheese too :-)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

There's always one, isn't there?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

Thanks, chaps. I'll get him to help me with the distilled water over the weekend, then if it's dead he can have the corpse for dissection purposes...

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Sedgewick17
Sedgewick17

13 years ago

I have heard of a few methods of fixing cell phones that have dropped in water. The first says to only remove the battery, and then place the cell phone into a water absorbing material like betonie (cat liter should work) and let is sit overnight. The second says to place the cell phone into the freezer so that the water freezes, but in my opinion I would think water expanding in electronics would be a bad thing.Anyways what the heck is a Tamagotchi? Sounds like something that belongs in the toilet

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

It's one of those Japanese cyber pets.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

13 years ago

Take it apart and, using a blowdryer, on the "cool" or "no heat" setting if it has one, throughly dry it. Sometimes you think electronics are dry but they still retain a little moisture on the inside. Reassemble and give it another day or week. Hope it works!

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thesab
thesab

13 years ago

they"r fragile but here in middle michigan tomogachis were in 4 about 5 weeks before they were out lol they were new here last year and i mean brand new no 1 ever herd of them in our town before witch theres a good amount of people here they are still 10-15 buck here lol but it still cruel wen they starv and sad wen they break

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

13 years ago

When I was in elementary school a teacher took my Tamigotchi from me and it starved to death in her desk drawer. :( And as for fixing it - I'd vote for getting a new one. They're fragile. :P

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

13 years ago

. As a last ditch effort, I'd try rinsing very well with distilled water and allow to dry well. Probably want to remove battery before rinsing.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

My 2 cousins were even less attentive to needs and they allowed theirs to starve to death *shudder*

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

13 years ago

aww..I remember those. I doubt there's much you can do to it, it'd be best to get a new one...they're cheap though, right? Does number 2 not want a new one, or something? Send him my condolences.