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by Phill
Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Last album you got?
Replies: 15
Views: 1334

Re: Last album you got?

I think the last album I got was 'Perfect Symmetry' by Keane.

I'd rate as 8.5/10. I'm a huge fan of Keane and this album lived up to expectations for me.
by Phill
Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music to fall asleep to
Replies: 88
Views: 7891

Re: Music to fall asleep to

I generally don't fall asleep to music because I would find myself listening to it rather than actually falling asleep. But I often listen to music shortly before I go to bed to relax me. A few random ones I like: - Queen - Forever (basically an instrumental, piano version of 'Who wants to live fore...
by Phill
Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 183936

Re: Religion

Also, I'd like to point out that none of you are true believers. Well, not according to Mark: “17And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;” 18they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, ...
by Phill
Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 29926

Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

[-] Missed the Boat - Modest Mouse

Just listened to it on YouTube. Cool song but I don't think worthy of being at the top :D
by Phill
Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Randomize Your Library, Post First Song
Replies: 212
Views: 16815

Re: Randomize Your Library, Post First Song

Dope Smugglaz - The Word (PMT Remix).

It's from the 'Swordfish' soundtrack. Quite like this one actually, though I don't think it's as iconic as "Double Double Dutch" (another Dope Smugglaz one).
by Phill
Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 183936

Re: Religion

Which is why I don't believe in a God as defined by the Church. I don't believe in God because I believe in people, and that people are responsible for their own actions in that regard. I hope that's not the sole reason you don't believe in God. Certainly in the Bible, human responsibility is very ...
by Phill
Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Cute/Romantic Lyrics (no genre discrimination!)
Replies: 24
Views: 3807

Re: Cute/Romantic Lyrics (no genre discrimination!)

How about 'Your Song' by Elton John? A bit cheesy perhaps, but I actually quite like it - it's kind of understated, as if to say "this is a love song, but I'm not going to shout about it" :D I prefer the original to the Moulin Rouge version, although I do quite like the arrangement it's ve...
by Phill
Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 183936

Re: Religion

Another thing about the four canonical gospels-- they are not consistent with one another. Take the accounts of what is probably the second-most pivotal moment in the New Testament-- the crucifixion of Jesus. In Matthew, immediately before his death, Jesus shouts "My God, My God, why have you ...
by Phill
Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 183936

Re: Religion

It contradicts itself, and evidence at hand. It's not like a scientific theory where if part of it is wrong we rework it and come up with a better, more accurate, theory. Religions are like pills, meant to be swallowed whole. Given the sheer number of inconsistencies, and bad advice present through...
by Phill
Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 29926

Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

So can we vote once or twice per post? "Hey Jude", IMO, is not the Beatles' best song. I would have gone for perhaps "While my guitar gently weeps" (new version from 'Love'). I'd vote Hey Jude down but will leave it for now. Add "The Beach Boys - God Only Knows" [+] But...
by Phill
Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 276232

Re: Recommend one artist

Recommended artist: Pendulum. If you like drum & bass at all you will probably have heard of them already. However they released an album recently called 'In Silico' which has been called a great 'crossover' album. I played it to one of my work colleagues - who is really into rock music - and he...
by Phill
Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Most twisted movie you've seen?
Replies: 101
Views: 13367

Re: Most twisted movie you've seen?

Hooray for Cube ! I enjoyed it lotzzzzz. Ah, forgot about Cube. Yes, definitely - great movie, a real character study. I like movies like that, which are fairly simple and just revolve around the characters and how they relate to each other in difficult situations. "Flight of the Phoenix"...
by Phill
Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 142472

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

Long story short: any flow control in a finally block that'll jump out of the block (return, throw, break, continue...) will override any such instructions in the try block... if you had a return in the try or catch blocks, the return value will be lost; if you had an exception thrown, the exceptio...
by Phill
Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java or VB for my first langauge?
Replies: 17
Views: 3290

Re: Java or VB for my first langauge?

I'd say Java because of the industrial value (i.e. Java is used a lot, Visual Basic isn't used so much these days outside of legacy applications). But, I will say, try and learn the concepts behind the language - don't just learn the syntax! For example, try and learn about Object Oriented programmi...
by Phill
Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 183936

Re: Religion

You're using the testimonies of characters from what is essentially a storybook. That's like me writing a family history, and claiming that my mother spontaneously combusted, I was the only one that witnessed it, and no traces of spontaneous combustion were found, in addition to the body never bein...
by Phill
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 183936

Re: Religion

If even the abrahamic religions inherently contradict each other, then how do we determine which is correct? Well, study them. I believe if you study the religions the only one which will make sense in the end is Christianity. Obviously I'm biased ;) Consistent =/= Logical And the bible isn't even ...
by Phill
Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 183936

Re: Religion

What kind of evidence? The fact that you direct scwizard to the gospels seems to suggest that you intend to prove the Bible by recourse to the Bible. Some would call that cheating. Well, I believe there are various categories of evidence when looking at the Bible. I suppose there are two different ...
by Phill
Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Most twisted movie you've seen?
Replies: 101
Views: 13367

Re: Most twisted movie you've seen?

Hot Fuzz was pretty twisted but hilarious all the same. Starts out like your normal big shot city cop moves to country village and ends up with an entire shootout in the middle of the village WTF? Hot Fuzz is one of my favourite movies (I love Simon Pegg / Edgar Wright stuff in general). 'Twisted' ...
by Phill
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 183936

Re: Religion

It turns out Jesus, in Islam, is considered a prophet and messenger of God . Belief in both Jesus (as a prophet rather than the son of God) and Muhammad is not necessarily paradoxical. Now, if you believe Jesus was crucified , on the other hand, you may have a problem . Yes, the crucifixion is an i...
by Phill
Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 183936

Re: Religion

Unfair question. Who says that these two are mutually exclusive? Your right, let me change the question to "do you believe that the words of the prophet Muhammad are truth and if not why not?" Sorry - I answered your question as it was previously written. But actually I think beliefs in M...
by Phill
Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 183936

Re: Religion

Phill, that question covers heaven, but not hell. You say that you believe that those who believe in Jesus as their lord and savior shall recieve eternal life. I'm guessing you believe this because Saint John said so, and you believe that what he says is true because he was chosen as a conveyor of ...
by Phill
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 183936

Re: Religion

Does anyone here believe in the existence of heaven and hell? If you do then why do you believe in the existence of those things? If you do believe in the existence of those things, tell me what criteria is used to decide who goes to heaven and who goes to hell? Why do you believe that those specif...
by Phill
Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 66833

Re: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!

Oflick wrote:Chairs are inanimate objects, do not feel emotions, and therefore cannot be angry


Similarly, guitars are inanimate objects and thus cannot weep - even gently.
by Phill
Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Family Guy
Replies: 49
Views: 6070

Re: Family Guy

IMO Family Guy jumped the shark after they got cancelled and came back. I really like all the series before that, but afterwards... well, most of the gripes I have with the show have already been mentioned. Before they got cancelled, cutaway scenes would be maybe 20% of the show. Now it seems like t...
by Phill
Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 749008

Re: Doctor Who

Well, you're officially smarter than I am. :) Though I gave up on it ever actually being good pretty fast... Hey, if there was no Torchwood, I'd have nothing to rant about!Actually, perhaps I should say T*rchwood (it is virtually a dirty word in the DW universe). (I'm new to these forums, but it's ...
by Phill
Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Pipe-organ music!
Replies: 28
Views: 20709

Re: Pipe-organ music!

I can't believe no-one has mentioned Widor's Toccata. It gets played at a lot of weddings. Widor wrote loads of organ music but that is one of the best-known of them... great piece (it's actually from a symphony I think, but if you Google it you'll find the right one). Also check out 'Toccata in 7' ...
by Phill
Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2347056

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi. Long time reader of XKCD, occasional lurker on these forums, decided to join today on a whim. Cause I'm crazy like that. My name is Phill. The observant among you will, erm, observe that this is the same as my username here. I like to keep things simple. I am a "professional" programme...

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