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by Felstaff
Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14950
Views: 2350909

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I'd like to know which Chinese tourism company advertised Kidlington, of all places, as the epitome of picturesque England. Everyone knows the real most-Englandy village is Little Whinging.
by Felstaff
Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1001682

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

This week's This American Life has a delightful song sung by Neil Patrick Harris about Paul Ryan's internal monologue.
by Felstaff
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14950
Views: 2350909

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

↶ I'm pretty sure this is the most random news article ever. Kidlington 'mystery tourists' baffle Oxfordshire village. Basically, bus groups of tourists are appearing and taken pictures of people's random houses. They are even the modern ones, rather than the oldey timey ones. Mystery solved .
by Felstaff
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8012549

Re: Random natterings

↶ There is a building somewhere (I don't feel like googling right now) whose side is all glass (windows) and concave, and at the right time of day, it concentrates the sun's rays on the street. Cars parked there have been melted. Architecture fail. (Or architecture win, depending on which side you'...
by Felstaff
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8012549

Re: Random natterings

So I've just finished work. It's been a hectic all-hands-on-deck Friday, and crucial people had gone down the pub. I told my team to down tools, go join their colleagues for a tipple, and resume on Monday. I logged off, and went outside in my garden to get a moment's meditation and peace. As I stood...
by Felstaff
Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1001682

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

lorb wrote:
addams wrote:And! Dangerous!
Did we mention how dangerous politics in the U.S. is?


Please elaborate? What dangers are awaiting aspiring politicians at the local level, except frustration and boredom?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Lee_Loughner
by Felstaff
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1001682

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

↶ I've stopped reading the rest of your linkdump. I'm 7 links in and you have linked absolutely nothing remotely interesting. From what I've read so far, apparently some rich guy who writes for the Huffington Post wants to put Hillary Clinton in a good light. It essentially shows Hillary Clinton ha...
by Felstaff
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1001682

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

SecondTalon wrote:
zhi wrote:Mods here don't seem to care about any of them either, I doubt I'll be here long.

Have you tried reporting things?

That helps. A lot.

Yes, which I closed without further action. Not due to me being uncaring, but to not seeing anything wrong with the reported posts in question.
by Felstaff
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1001682

All hail President Lrrr of Omicron Persei 8

Isaac Hill wrote:I did vote for Obama in the 2008 primary and Sanders in the 2106 primary

I can't believe he lived that long and still didn't get to be president.
by Felstaff
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1748: "Future Archaeology"
Replies: 54
Views: 11077

Re: 1748: "Future Archaeology"

RFlaum wrote:
If they have so few records, how does he/she/it/whatever speak English so well?

Babelfish.
by Felstaff
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problems with homemade RS232-to-TTL converter board based on TI's MAX232
Replies: 6
Views: 5219

Re: Problems with homemade RS232-to-TTL converter board based on TI's MAX232

I think you need to add 5 posts before being able to add images, but perhaps once approved, you should be able to add images by: ⋅ Pasting an image URL, highlighting it, and selecting the http://i.imgur.com/Gi0issE.png button ⋅  Typing in [img]#[/img] adding in the image's URL wh...
by Felstaff
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8012549

Re: Random natterings

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by Felstaff
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 127
Views: 25720

Re: Pokemon Go

Did everyone stop playing this because they enjoyed having a battery that lasts past elevenses? My phone is up for contractual renewal in one month, and I'm laying its battery woes (drains erratically, cuts out unexpectedly between 8-18%) on the very door of Gokemon, as the meeting of the twain coin...
by Felstaff
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 681
Views: 114703

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

As I pretty much use only Steam to access games (with the occasional GoG Galaxy title now and then--more then than now, I must admit.), I've ended up adding all my non-Steam games to the library. I just found a Flash game I've been looking for forever . A top-down, upscrolling Fixed shooter / bullet...
by Felstaff
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 681
Views: 114703

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

So I declared war on Gandhi within the first 8 moves.

It looks like Gandhi has renounced his philosophy of non-violence in favour of a philosophy of whoop-ass.
by Felstaff
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 681
Views: 114703

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

So I'm going to start playing Civ. Where should I begin? (as I have III-V a mere II clicks away). Any good tips for beginners? I have more experience with RTSs over TBSs. Well, since about 1999 anyway. I'm only going to play it until the torrent for GoldenEye: Source v5.0 has finished. My last versi...
by Felstaff
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 681
Views: 114703

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

GFTI: Despite having Civ III, IV, and V, plus all DLC on my Steam, I have never played a game of Civilisation . GFTII: I wish more people played GoldenEye: Source . I haven't played it in a while, but it's been a long time since I managed to play a match with more than one person online. GFTIII: I s...
by Felstaff
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: VLC vs. Media Player Classic
Replies: 10
Views: 9182

Re: VLC vs. Media Player Classic

↶ Since downgrading to Windows 10 Am I the only person who has not had any problems with it? My start menu broke: or, it would work for a few hours, then refuse to show itself (especially if I awoke the computer from sleep). Never in my 21 years of Windows use has the start menu failed . Then the j...
by Felstaff
Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: VLC vs. Media Player Classic
Replies: 10
Views: 9182

VLC vs. Media Player Classic

VLC used to be my magic bullet solution for everything, but I've now essentially migrated to the classic Media Player Classic. This started out due to VLC not being able to render some home movies I made back with a digital camera back in 2006 (cherished memories? home-made pornography? Actually, it...
by Felstaff
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Radiothread
Replies: 265
Views: 66323

Re: Radiothread

I saw Radiohead at Lollapalooza in Berlin a few weeks ago. It's the first time I've seen them play since Earl's Court in 2003 . I haven't really been that impressed with their live renditions of Burn the Witch , which they've opened every show with so far, and this time was no different. I'd just ha...
by Felstaff
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mobile Game Concept: AdventurerDiscoverer
Replies: 15
Views: 5292

Re: Mobile Game Concept: AdventurerDiscoverer

One incentive would be to fill these areas with monsters. Not big monsters; just pocket-sized ones. You could help ensnare these creatures and collect them. There would be around 150 species in all, and you could compete against your friends to see who could collect and identify every specimen first...
by Felstaff
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14950
Views: 2350909

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

So all of North Korea's 28 websites accidentally became accessible the other day. I was reading through the English version of rodong.rep.kp. Turns out they don't like Park Guen-Hye, the president of South Korea, at all! Almost every day traitor Park Geun Hye... This is the hysteric spasm of the idi...
by Felstaff
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Passion of the Christ part 2?
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

Re: Passion of the Christ part 2?

There's a possibility that this might be spam, but I'm approving it so I can make the "I know what you did last supper" joke.
by Felstaff
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 681
Views: 114703

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I played Half Life on a Pentium II 266MHz Windows '95 machine with a Voodoo 2 graphics card. Just getting it to work was a victory in itself. Then when I managed to get it running at 800*600 resolution through OpenGL (rather than Direct3D, which would crash the game at loading points), there would b...
by Felstaff
Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 681
Views: 114703

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I was very happy that the rail part of On a Rail was restored for the Steam release. For 14-year-old me, rounding the corners of an unknown black chasm on a little locomotive was the epitome of tension. Also, I'm one for cartography; I spend far longer than necessary (mentally) mapping out the terra...
by Felstaff
Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 681
Views: 114703

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Did the Steam version of Black Mesa come with the uncut Surface Tension part? I downloaded the mod a few weeks after Black Mesa came out (and was still free), but when I tried adding the missing Surface Tension maps, it messed with my saves so I never managed to play it. Now I have (had) it on Steam...
by Felstaff
Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 532
Views: 82388

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

Denied.
by Felstaff
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1910
Views: 492030

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

↶ Not (but looks/seems a bit similar to): Descent, Fury3, Terminal Velocity, Recon At a guess, Metal Rage ? Was mainly tank-driving, but had a bit where you can launch a drone up into the sky, giving you a bird's-eye view. Hellbender was a Fury 1, 2, 3 sequel, I think. Although that was pure flight...
by Felstaff
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3101137

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Sableagle will be taking a break from this thread for a few days.
by Felstaff
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8012549

Re: Random natterings

Flumble wrote:
Now what if I do this: [)}”«>?

If you click the left "[", it will either remove a dud password from the Termlink or reset your attempts.

© 2075-2077 ROBCO Industries (TM)
by Felstaff
Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3101137

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

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by Felstaff
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8012549

Re: Random natterings

With good reason Randall doesn't give out his home address under any circumstances, unless he's having a sweet bachelor party, and Courtney-Ann's totally gonna be there, bro. So you'll have to send it to his public mailbox, instead: Randall Munroe Public Mailbox Boston Public Sanitary Landfill 3 Eas...
by Felstaff
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 806306

Re: Forum Migration

When any Tom, Dick, or davean takes a look at my post history , they'll see (as of Tuesday 19 July 2016) that my latest post was on Monday 18 July (" Random Natterings "), but when I, personally, see my own posting history, the latest post shows as Wednesday 4 May (" Radiothread "...
by Felstaff
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8012549

Re: Random natterings

N OSTALGIA MANAGE D A tale of my morning Having only used a hum-dinging Amiga modem to try to play multiplayer Galactic Invasion against some Danish guy with an å in his name, my first ever 'graphical' experience of using the Information Superhighway was to try and create my own 3-D apartment in Cy...
by Felstaff
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 127
Views: 25720

Re: Pokemon Go

by Felstaff
Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 681
Views: 114703

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I only ever got as far as halfway through Brotherhood; I have the rest of the games (up to Unity) queued up, where they've been queued for several years now, alongside most of the FarCry series.
by Felstaff
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 681
Views: 114703

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I stopped playing Fallout 4 because I couldn't get my dog to wear a bowler hat.
by Felstaff
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Trolley Problem
Replies: 349
Views: 85111

Re: Trolley Problem

If the patients are terminal, why would you waste fresh, tasty organs on them anyway? I just spoke with my lawyer friend - apparently committing murder, mutilating a body, illegally harvesting organs, and theft is considered worse than operating a lever. In the eyes of the law, at least. Lawyers , huh
by Felstaff
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 681
Views: 114703

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Holy shit - System Shock !

Although I can't download the demo. My Steam is...dead? Playing on G.O.G. Galaxy instead.

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