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by fletch44
Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0479: "Tones"
Replies: 239
Views: 41106

Re: "Tones" Discussion

GodShapedBullet wrote:Phones used to ring because they had bells inside them. The bells are gone and you still want it to ring?


I was going to say the same thing eh... Where's the bell in a modern phone?

It's the height of pretense.
by fletch44
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0237: "Keyboards are Disgusting"
Replies: 73
Views: 25828

I never remember which order the function keys go in...
by fletch44
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0237: "Keyboards are Disgusting"
Replies: 73
Views: 25828

cleaning the keys

This is an old livejournal post I made in 2005... --------------------------------------------------------- Last night I dug out my old keyboard, the one I use for recording when I drag my computer to other locations, and decided to give it a good clean. It's about 7 years old, and has suffered grea...
by fletch44
Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your handwriting!
Replies: 330
Views: 128269

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a355/rbecker06/wordssssss004.jpg http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a355/rbecker06/wordssssss003.jpg http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a355/rbecker06/wordssssss002.jpg My handwriting is all over the place and not very girly. no it's definitely girly!
by fletch44
Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your handwriting!
Replies: 330
Views: 128269

Image

a couple of years ago now but not much has changed.
by fletch44
Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 124
Views: 21933

Re: Global Warming

As a side question, is the issue a controversy worldwide, or just in America? Only in America as far as we can tell. The rest of the world has known about it and has been taking action for the last 20 years. That is, apart from Australia, whose current prime minister deperately wants to be America'...
by fletch44
Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: That's why they call it a 'unit'
Replies: 29
Views: 6959

by fletch44
Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: That's why they call it a 'unit'
Replies: 29
Views: 6959

I like smidgens myself. You can use it and people will twist their brain around and make some sense out of it without having to explain it. It's fun to make people squirm as though they're supposed to know what it means when it's totally nonsensical. A Smidgeon is a unit of distance. Like a Tad, or...
by fletch44
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: That's why they call it a 'unit'
Replies: 29
Views: 6959

As a sound engineer, I'm quite upset.

80 Hertz. A Lot.

A dB isn't a unit of measurement, it's a ratio. This is cool and understandable. But don't you go buying and selling cars for cycles per second. Cycles are much more environmentally friendly, for a start.
by fletch44
Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: mylove1111
Replies: 9
Views: 2905

I unspammified it (i suppose) but left the content up. It certainly was spam, but I was thinking about it and the topic is a legitimate question some of us may have. As a mod, I am always doing my duty to better the community. So which is it? I started electric and I failed miserably, then gave it ...
by fletch44
Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: mylove1111
Replies: 9
Views: 2905

agreed - spam.
by fletch44
Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help, I've been digitised!
Replies: 15
Views: 4152

RealGrouchy wrote:The penguins are there to convert you to Linux.

Follow them.

- RG>


:D
by fletch44
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I am a happy man.
Replies: 9
Views: 3053

Re: I am a happy man.

Gelsamel wrote:Just got accepted into a physics course at RMIT in Melbourne! :D


Careful! That's how I became a sound engineer!
by fletch44
Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0210: "90's Flowchart"
Replies: 45
Views: 21957

I just can't share his music taste... "'Son,' she said, 'Have I got a little story for you. What you thought was your daddy, was nothing but a... While you were sittin', home alone at age thirteen. Your real daddy was dying. Sorry you didn't see him, but I'm glad we talked'" It's hard to ...
by fletch44
Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Great Moments in London Trivia
Replies: 1
Views: 1446

Incidentally, I'm amazed that someone has actually made a very well produced spoof doco about this battle, including testimony from experts and historians.

http://www.atomfilms.com/film/battle_hoth.jsp

I love the intertubes.
by fletch44
Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Great Moments in London Trivia
Replies: 1
Views: 1446

Great Moments in London Trivia

It is a little known fact that the Battersea Power Station participated in the Battle of Hoth in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Image
by fletch44
Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help, I've been digitised!
Replies: 15
Views: 4152

Help, I've been digitised!

This morning I sat at my computer to check my email over a cup of coffee, as is my pleasure on most mornings. I was surprised to see a thin beam of intense blue light spring at me from my monitor screen, but not nearly as surprised as I was when it rapidly scanned my body and digitised me, sucking m...
by fletch44
Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Techie Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3072

Format and reinstall, my friend.
by fletch44
Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 615884

I have a wedding coming up I don't want to go to, you can go in my stead, if you wish. I'm nineteen, so I don't really want my friends to be getting married yet. :( Also, I have to say, I'm a fan of the one at the bottom. Don't worry, the friends involved will almost certainly get married again in ...
by fletch44
Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I figured I would not be the only one pissed off
Replies: 43
Views: 9565

I think a lot of you are misinterpreting the tornado in the junkyard analogy. He's not talking at all about cumulative evolution there at all. He is talking about something that is one-off, random, and quite likely very fast forming. He's talking about the creation of the first thing that can be re...
by fletch44
Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I figured I would not be the only one pissed off
Replies: 43
Views: 9565

no-genius wrote:
Erm, what?



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0268437/
by fletch44
Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I figured I would not be the only one pissed off
Replies: 43
Views: 9565

hermaj wrote:Not if you're Billy Connelly. (Forgive spelling, about to fall asleep! But I'm fairly sure that's right.)


Good movie, that. :D
by fletch44
Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carpet Skates, I am so upset about this!
Replies: 31
Views: 7065

I could never use "y'all" in my speech because I'd feel that I sounded like Bush, and that would make me sad :(
by fletch44
Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I figured I would not be the only one pissed off
Replies: 43
Views: 9565

I certainly wouldn't say natural selection had perfect vision or judgement. Survival of the fittest is not how it works. It's very possible for a particular family of a species to have a mutation that makes it more fit for survival than the rest of their species, but suffer the effects of a freak m...
by fletch44
Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I figured I would not be the only one pissed off
Replies: 43
Views: 9565

hermaj wrote:Man, I just picked the first thing that came into my head. Maybe it's a special type of bat, y'know, one that can see? :P


Australian fruitbats. Or flying foxes, if you prefer. They're not nocturnal, so they need good eyesight.

There you go.
by fletch44
Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I figured I would not be the only one pissed off
Replies: 43
Views: 9565

The point is that evolution is not blind and random, which is the strawman set up by religious groups. It is guided by the process of natural selection, which is what Mr Darwin was on about all those years ago. I don't know how people can keep missing that point. That's the big one. It's nothing lik...
by fletch44
Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 697257

hermaj wrote:Litemyfyar - Doors fan? Please? Yes?


would it make you love her madly?
by fletch44
Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 615884

It does show. I also loved Postman Pat, but what's going down with his nose there? :P Oh! Yes, I did read your message, and I forgot to reply. My bad. They took two photos on the camera after whatever happened to make the photos disappear, so I don't know if it'll work. It's worth a shot, anyway, I...
by fletch44
Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Very Short Stories
Replies: 93
Views: 18466

Peshmerga wrote:Who's on first base? Who is!


What's on first? He's on second!
by fletch44
Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Timezones and stuff! [Split]
Replies: 71
Views: 13404

I do not really know anyone in Central/Western Australia I'm from sunny Perth. But not any more :( But I'm heading back there for a few weeks in Jan/Feb. I think this is the 1st time in 15 yrs that WA is indulging in daylight savings, so there are now only 5 summer time zones in Australia instead o...
by fletch44
Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 615884

hermaj wrote:
<3


Ta :D we were all aussies too, incidentally. Does it show?

Did you read the msg about the program that'll recover your photos?
by fletch44
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Very Short Stories
Replies: 93
Views: 18466

Chimney smells bad. Child sweep missing.
by fletch44
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 615884

dragonfrog wrote:I like this NYE costume deal - do you folks mostly not do Halloween?


I don't think halloweeeeeeen is as big here in the UK, and certainly not back home in Australia.

Costumes aren't mandatory on New Yrs, but fun is :D
by fletch44
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 697257

Fluff wrote:That's just the opposite of me. I've been doing music etc. for years and work for a recording school, and have decided I want to be a physicist instead. :)


How's that going for you? I think philosopher will be my next port of call.
by fletch44
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?
Replies: 377
Views: 161958

Scary Go Round either? Damn, I thought the Brits here would be all over that one. Scarygoround = fantastic stories and artwork, and that quirky English humour I love. Fave webcomic for me, definitely. Not to mention fantastic T-Shirts. How could you not love a shirt that says "Wales is OK"...
by fletch44
Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 615884

Aww good ol' Looe, that place is just wacky! Was going to upload a photo of my dear friend kirsty being eaten alive by the ice cream from Looe Ice Cream Palour (I love that place), however my photos are failing to upload! :x It was just beautiful! So many people in so many costumes. Will definitely...
by fletch44
Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New Year's Eve...
Replies: 81
Views: 13731

hermaj wrote:Yay! Go to Wales. My cousin's boyfriend is Welsh and he has the most adorable little accent. Wales = awesome.


I went to Wales with friends a few days before NYE and then down to Cornwall for a bit. Wales was lovely but it rained so much.
by fletch44
Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New Year's Eve...
Replies: 81
Views: 13731

EDIT: Fucking Christ. They're all gone. There were some really good photos on that too, the only good ones I've ever managed to take with my sister and I. They weren't the most important photos in the world, but the fact that they don't even seem apologetic is really upsetting. I know they're tired...
by fletch44
Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 615884

Afternoon all. I feel so new and out of place. Haven't been a member of a forum in ages. Photos seems to be the topic, and New Yrs Eve seems to be the latest theme, so I present: me as a crayon in Looe, Cornwall, UK. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v439/fletch44/crayola.jpg Please note that the ho...
by fletch44
Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 697257

Hullo.

32 male aussie recently moved to London UK.

Whee.

Sound engineer/sound recordist. Originally intended to be a physicist but flipped a coin at personal crossroads at age 23 and here I am.

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