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by Ratio
Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Keyboard troubles D=
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Keyboard troubles D=

Hey gang, typing this from my PC, but my laptop's having keyboard troubles: The following keys, when pressed, produce a random character: 45rtfgvb, on my keyboard layout, these keys form two neat columns on the keyboard. Everything to the left of these keys plain doesn't work(including non- characte...
by Ratio
Wed May 12, 2010 8:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 41443

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

So they've said they are going to keep the deterrent, but if they can find some savings they will. While a good idea in theory a couple of articles I've read say that in practice there probably isn't a cheaper system than Trident. The cruise missile based system launched from normal subs sounds lik...
by Ratio
Wed May 12, 2010 6:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 41443

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

Fucking hell, where are all these conservatives coming from? People who can't stand the legislate-everything-nanny-state-fuck-civil-rights Labour party? I'd like to point out that the Tories haven't said anything about getting rid of the Nanny state, or even curbing it. It's probably going to keep ...
by Ratio
Wed May 12, 2010 12:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 41443

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

hoot the mottle wrote:
I can't find anything about scrapping Trident, I'd be really surprised at that one. Source?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/election2010/liveevent/

Check the 2356 update
by Ratio
Wed May 12, 2010 12:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 41443

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

Also: Tories agree to scrap Trident, I honestly didn't see that comming. Shit, this is the most change I've seen in British Politics for over a decade . I have a horrible suspicion that right now Mandelson is saying "I'll be back. Again."...and then the Imperial March starts playing. Yes I...
by Ratio
Tue May 11, 2010 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 41443

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

"LibDems agree to drop Mansion Tax, agree to cap on immigration, agree to withhold Euro for lifetime of the current parliment" - BBC news Well I suppose it was always going to more Tory than liberal. EDIT: Clegg is now confirmed to be the Deputy PM, hardly a taxing job, will give him time ...
by Ratio
Tue May 11, 2010 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 41443

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

Well Cameron promised a referendum on PR (note the word; Promise) But the tories caving in on Tax and Schools almost completely disables their worse qualities (their shitty un-employment history may yet rear it's head) On the whole I do hope this changes politics a bit, even if it is just a shake up...
by Ratio
Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Does the college you go to actually matter?
Replies: 13
Views: 3251

Re: Does the college you go to actually matter?

Although employers are impressed by a top name school, what they do a lot more, is look to see who else in their employ went to the same place, and how well they worked out. Some large companies can build up a large profile on one university, or individual department in a university, based entirely ...
by Ratio
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: People who just don't get it
Replies: 23
Views: 2873

Re: People who just don't get it

Ah the internet, it has it's good points, it lets anyone share their ideas with the world. On the other hand, it lets people share their ideas with the world. D= This guy probably wanted to come across as smart, so he briefly read up on the icon of intelligence himself, "the 'steiner" and ...
by Ratio
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 41443

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

crowey wrote:I don't think the polish government called them back...

I just did a quick serch on a few newspaper sites, and I can't find anything saying they were called back, I could of sworn I read that in 2008, but I guess not.
by Ratio
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are you entitled to your money?
Replies: 167
Views: 21132

Re: Are you entitled to your money?

Well, do you mean, am I entitled to my money, or am I entitled to my Tax money? I'm not sure that I really see my tax money as "mine". I don't want to live in a society where there's no protection for people starving on the streets, I geniunely feel that background does get you a huge boos...
by Ratio
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 41443

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

All this talk of immigration just reminds me more of when there was a huge influx of Polish people into the country, much to my (and other peoples) surprise, they were actually pretty warmly welcomed by the country. I remember all the cafe's around town were putting up Menu's in Polish with little p...
by Ratio
Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 41443

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

I loved this part: "Eastern Europeans! Where are they all comming from?" Come on, you lol'd a little. :D EDIT: The only thing that annoys me about this is that the media has called it: "Bigot-gate" :( Can we make a rule: That nothing gets the "-gate" suffix unless a hot...
by Ratio
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 41443

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

I'd like to go on record by saying I never ment to imply that I was the only one who would be smart enough to see through Murdoch's cheap tactics, quite the opposite infact. It's Murdoch looking over my Homeland and thinking: "These mindless soccer thugs will never see through my cunning plan!&...
by Ratio
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 41443

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

I had low expectations for the Sky debate, and they were met. Murdoch's spent all week making stuff up for his headlines to get rid of his prefered condidates main competition. The debates moderator tried to throw Clegg off, and then the first poll came in declaring Cameron the winner with YouGov/&q...
by Ratio
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Water's shape
Replies: 23
Views: 2779

Re: Water's shape

Complex life is pretty much dependant on water Molecules being polarised, as dilution is used for transport in the body, so yeah, no Humans if water changes to H=O=H.
by Ratio
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 196494

Re: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)

I think that, by now, Fox would have brought the show back, if it weren't for everyone moving on/getting old.
by Ratio
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Culpability of Employer
Replies: 15
Views: 1499

Re: Culpability of Employer

If you kill someone at work, is it your bosses fault?
by Ratio
Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Modern einsteins
Replies: 92
Views: 10274

Re: Modern einsteins

How about Paul Dirac? Since a lot of his work is still under heavy investigation, we might see some truely revolutionary ideas come from his work within the next few years, admittedly we're not seeing this impact from him in his lifetime, and he lived at the same time as Einstein, but he died quite ...
by Ratio
Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your last words?
Replies: 221
Views: 17863

Re: Your last words?

"I don't want to go"....

Probably the most likely thing I'd say, I'm quite impressed by the amount of people who seem to accept their death, personally I'm going kicking and screaming.
by Ratio
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How loose
Replies: 15
Views: 1231

Re: How loose

HiddenCounter wrote:
Sir_Elderberry wrote:We don't allow ideologies or artistic movements on xkcd.
Are you being facetious?

Nonsense, facetism isn't allowed here.
by Ratio
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How loose
Replies: 15
Views: 1231

Re: How loose

Sir_Elderberry wrote: they come down a lot harder on things like racism, sexism, and other -isms.

Daymn, an here was me about to get my Cubism on.
by Ratio
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Just so we're clear...
Replies: 191
Views: 20793

Re: Just so we're clear...

Hey guys, what's the difference between a BA graduate and a large Pizza? ... :D This thread is taking things a little seriously for my tastes, I really don't think any of the comics refered to so far had any "Message" about types of people, they just look like "Funny little ideas"...
by Ratio
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: BOOM! Your college degree is now obselete.
Replies: 32
Views: 4323

Re: BOOM! Your college degree is now obselete.

During my first week of Physics, my lecuturer told us half the stuff we learn now won't be in the first year course a year after we graduate.

Honesty though, unless a change as big as "Oh Astrology was right all along" I think I can keep up.
by Ratio
Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I want to learn particle and quantum physics.
Replies: 30
Views: 4710

Re: I want to learn particle and quantum physics.

My Quantum Physics class uses this textbook: Quantum Mechanics by Alastair I. M. Rae (5th edition).
by Ratio
Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: New SI Unit: the Cronkite
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Re: New SI Unit: the Cronkite

I still like the "Helen" SI unit for Beauty.

1 Helen= the amount io beauty required to launch 1000 ships

1 milihelen = The amount of beauty required to launch one ship.
by Ratio
Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Dan Brown's new book. The Lost Symbol. (Spoilers)
Replies: 31
Views: 10495

Dan Brown's new book. The Lost Symbol. (Spoilers)

Well, after all the hype, here it is. I've read the first 15 chapters, and it saddens me that Dan Brown is now going once again into Science, and it's no better than the "Science" in Angels and Deamons, if anything it's worse. .:Spoilers do follow:. Once again we're into "ANCIENT CULT...
by Ratio
Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: We don't talk about it.
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

Re: We don't talk about it.

The problem is that Spaz is actually a derogatory diminutive of Spastic, which actually refferes to a specific subset of Cerebral Palsy sufferers who are rarely mentally challenged, but often have significant physical impairments and motor neuron impairments which might make them appear to be menta...
by Ratio
Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: We don't talk about it.
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

Re: We don't talk about it.

The word "Spaz" was recently cencord in British TV, in order to avoid offending the mentally challenged, I think it can be shown after watershed, but any program with it in must have a "severe launguage" warning at the start.
by Ratio
Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Good Unis for Physics? (UK)
Replies: 42
Views: 4474

Re: Good Unis for Physics? (UK)

Game_boy wrote:- Nottingham
- Something with AAB in case I screw up

Nottingham will also take you with AAB, even if the B is Physics.
by Ratio
Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Good Unis for Physics? (UK)
Replies: 42
Views: 4474

Re: Good Unis for Physics? (UK)

I'm doing Physics at Nottingham, just finished my first year.

I'd highly reccomend it, in fact if you have a question or two, I'll gladly give you information
by Ratio
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Can a black hole ever be destroyed?
Replies: 62
Views: 5283

Re: Can a black hole ever be destroyed?

I've always wondered, perhaps you can add enough thermal energy to a black hole to cause it's singularity to expand and form a "Mini-Big bang".

Essentially, heat it until it blows.
by Ratio
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404552

Re: Team Fortress 2

Gah, don't get me started on class diversity. Five spies and three snipers and then me as a pyro with another guy as a soldier on a ten man team. Wasn't pretty. I know what you mean, last time I was on 2fort, I was the only non-Sniper/spy on our team of 9. Yeah, I complained, but no-one budged, the...
by Ratio
Sat May 23, 2009 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404552

Re: Team Fortress 2

crucialityfactor wrote:I hate the cloak and dagger...hate...it...

They should lower the time that it cloaks you after...7-8 seconds is ages in TF2

Wasn't the old timer 10 seconds? That was barely enough to get from cover to cover on some maps.
by Ratio
Wed May 20, 2009 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404552

Re: Team Fortress 2

Considering the track record of the TF forum at predicting things, I'm going with the Pyro is not a female. Except for the fact that Valve has referred to the Pyro as "her", I would agree with you. I really think valve is stirring up the pot on purpose, and has been since day one when the...
by Ratio
Wed May 20, 2009 12:41 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Stupid classmates
Replies: 106
Views: 16295

Re: Stupid classmates

I was reading an article about the shape of the universe, I asked a friend what he thought of it, and he gave me a blank stare, followed by, "I don't understand it, and neither do you!" What implied I didn't understand it was beond me, I just asked him what he thought, without talking abou...
by Ratio
Sun May 17, 2009 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bond V. Bourne
Replies: 56
Views: 11061

Re: Bond V. Bourne

Realistic Bond? Because anyone with Bond's achivements (with none of the cheese) would be way more bad-ass than Bourne, plus Bourne doesn't really have any resorces since he's rouge, bond has the entire of MI6.
by Ratio
Sun May 17, 2009 12:53 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Assassin
Replies: 56
Views: 8524

Re: Assassin

My School doesn't do this I'm afraid. D= But I have heard some cool stories from old high school classmates. One guy I know (at Cambridge uni) Chased his target on a punt. The chase was a good 7 or 8 minutes, and eventually he got close enough to jump from one punt to the other and yell "ASSASS...
by Ratio
Sun May 17, 2009 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The best realised universe
Replies: 64
Views: 10265

Re: The best realised universe

SecondTalon wrote:
...actually, were there even three? There were the Pigs/Trees/Whatevers, and the Fish/Grass/Iforget... was there a third?

There was some kind of cattle as I remember,
by Ratio
Sun May 17, 2009 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Reading while walking
Replies: 27
Views: 5738

Re: Reading while walking

If I don't end up walking into everything, the book isn't good enough.

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