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by ronnie
Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Stripped laptop screw--any advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 5783

Re: Stripped laptop screw--any advice?

If you have enough room to get the tool in, you could try cutting a slot along the head of the screw with a dremel (or equivalent tool). Depends on how big the screw is too, etc. It has worked for me before, but I haven't tried it anywhere near a motherboard. Avoid using an electric screwdriver unle...
by ronnie
Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your eyesight!
Replies: 137
Views: 12019

Re: Post your eyesight!

Better than 20/20, I can fully read every card the opticians have available, and a surprisingly large amount when they get out the moleman lenses as well. Nice to know that my vision is still fine, but going to the opticians feels like getting stabbed in the eye, with all the bright lights and lense...
by ronnie
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Pepsis
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: Pepsis

From a quick google, it seems like they are basically the same, except pepsi max contains acesulfame potassium as well as just aspartame, and its power is maximum. Non-diet soft drinks are better for you, I also think they taste better.
by ronnie
Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Airports May Scan For Illegal Downloads on Mobile Devices"
Replies: 53
Views: 6567

Re: "Airports May Scan For Illegal Downloads on Mobile Devices"

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/onthetrailtoolong/Cops.jpg How do they tell the difference between a track from a legally purchased cd, and a copy of that track? Surely they are exactly the same. Its not like pirate video tapes where there is some chance of knowing. I read an article a whi...
by ronnie
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your Anxiety Symptoms!
Replies: 28
Views: 2838

Re: Post your Anxiety Symptoms!

By the way, did you know you get filmed an average of 7 times a day? In the UK, unless you are a hermit or something, the figure is much larger than that. Once while waiting to meet someone, I counted the cameras through boredom, there were 13 cameras pointed directly at me, and many others that I ...
by ronnie
Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iran photoshops their missiles
Replies: 27
Views: 2965

Re: Iran photoshops their missiles

Image
Moar missiles plz.

They could have just cropped it to three missiles, not a great deal of difference so long as you don't see the dud. I am still quite shocked that no news source noticed the shoddy 'shop until now.
by ronnie
Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World is Ending- What Do You Do?
Replies: 76
Views: 6038

Re: The World is Ending- What Do You Do?

I would go down to Fortnum & Mason, and proceed to binge on luxury wine and cheeses. Eat drink and be merry, combined with a nice bit of end-of-the world looting too.

That or hide in an underground station and hope for the best.
by ronnie
Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cyclist fined for killing young woman
Replies: 97
Views: 8910

Re: Cyclist fined for killing young woman

Those who are condemning the cyclist for riding on a pavement clearly don't ride a bike very often. Although it is in fact illegal, it is very common, as in many situations it would be suicidal to ride a bicycle on the road, due to the combination of high speeds, lane widths, visibility on junctions...
by ronnie
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY
Replies: 741
Views: 327952

Re: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY

Sigged, as you can never get enough HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY.
by ronnie
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hardcore porn on sunday afternoon tv
Replies: 33
Views: 3532

Hardcore porn on sunday afternoon tv

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/also_in_the_news/7493256.stm

I'm surprised at how long they left it broadcasting.
by ronnie
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Types of excercise (Question)
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: Types of excercise (Question)

There is a lot of information on this subject on Wikipedia, although it may go into a little too much depth to be a useful starting point. Isometric exercise is where the muscles are contracted, but the length of the muscles does not change, for example pushing one hand against the other, pushing ag...
by ronnie
Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17221
Views: 1701149

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

and a bit more
by ronnie
Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17221
Views: 1701149

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

a couple of days ish, will edit at some point
by ronnie
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17221
Views: 1701149

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

+48:26

345:13
by ronnie
Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: I cannot draw a straight line
Replies: 14
Views: 2953

Re: I cannot draw a straight line

If you are strong enough to type, you are strong enough to draw. One of the most useful methods for improving drawing skills that I experienced when studying art, was being forced to work on a very large scale. It encourages you to control the pencil with your elbow and shoulder instead of your wris...
by ronnie
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cruelty to Animals; A question on Hamster Torture.
Replies: 26
Views: 6111

Re: Cruelty to Animals; A question on Hamster Torture.

I've found that with non-dwarf hamsters, it is sufficient to pat them lightly on their nostrils immediately after they bite, this conditions them quickly not to bite moving objects, and they have never acted weird afterwards. Occasionally they confuse a stationary finger for a peanut, but they stop ...
by ronnie
Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How bad would a mugging be...
Replies: 201
Views: 14681

Re: How bad would a mugging be...

http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/mostpopular.var.2126248.mostviewed.head_of_dsn_gang_jailed.php (This gang has a reputation for attacking innocent people, as opposed to gang rivalry) I am definitely not saying this is a common occurance or probable in any way, it is merely possible. I think that if...
by ronnie
Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How bad would a mugging be...
Replies: 201
Views: 14681

Re: How bad would a mugging be...

I am not disagreeing that fighting isn't the best option, in fact, if you read my earlier post, my standard response is flight. What I disagree with is the need to give up your belongings, I believe this is only necessary in a situation where you cannot run. How do you know they are not going to att...
by ronnie
Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How bad would a mugging be...
Replies: 201
Views: 14681

Re: How bad would a mugging be...

In fact if you want to maximise your chances of survival, you give them everything you have and don't try to fuck around. This is probably not the thread to be discussing it, I think... What do you base this on? Surely if this were true then humans would not have consistently kept a fight or flight...
by ronnie
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How bad would a mugging be...
Replies: 201
Views: 14681

Re: How bad would a mugging be...

I too am part of this club/institution, however, the fact that I have never been mugged is entirely due to me never admitting to having any cash on me, or slowing down, but generally remaining civil. I walk reasonably fast, and apparently nobody thinks its worth chasing me to call my bluff. My opini...
by ronnie
Thu May 15, 2008 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Dan le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip
Replies: 7
Views: 2033

Re: Dan le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip

Indeed, they are awesome, I saw them live. Everyone went absolutely nuts on beat that my heart skipped, was rather fun.
by ronnie
Thu May 15, 2008 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: subliminal messaging
Replies: 25
Views: 2472

Re: subliminal messaging

It is very common for finger/thumbnails to vaguely resemble a penis. However, I have seen much worse (I am an art student, so I generally see a lot of drawings) I really hope nobody has a penis that looks like that. A common trick was to draw a line in pencil on a fingernail while nobody was looking...
by ronnie
Mon May 05, 2008 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17221
Views: 1701149

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

+88:48

296:47
by ronnie
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Senior Yearbook Quotation
Replies: 98
Views: 10040

Re: Senior Yearbook Quotation

"im in ur X Y'ing ur Z."
by ronnie
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: dangerous or inappropriate childrens toys
Replies: 57
Views: 6154

Re: dangerous or inappropriate childrens toys

I wish toys were less restricted. I remember one of my friends used to have a chemistry set, where none of the experiments worked. Not even one of them. We then mixed every chemical together in desperation, and nothing happened. If anything, this unresponsive chemistry set made me more adventurous w...
by ronnie
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Epic Wallpaper
Replies: 16
Views: 15794

Re: Epic Wallpaper

This is my current desktop background, I saw it a while back, but after seeing this thread, I decided to change from a rather amusing wallpaper to an epic wallpaper. Behold, positive lightning! (At scarily close range too!) http://205.243.100.155/photos/Lightning/Lightling_Kane_Quinnell-1.JPG
by ronnie
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Water
Replies: 37
Views: 3786

Re: Water

I think losing water weight started with sports that are banded by weight. This meant that people train at a higher weight than the weight they compete at. Unless you are going to be weighed for a boxing match in a few hours, I would recommend drinking a sensible amount of water spread out through t...
by ronnie
Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Computer habits align with music?
Replies: 34
Views: 3065

Re: Computer habits align with music?

I walk in time to whatever music is playing, as the frequency of my steps is similar to the speed of a lot of songs. I experimented with this, and found that songs with stupid BPMs, for example 1000bpm, do not cause any change in my actions, this may be related to me not enjoying most songs like tha...
by ronnie
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Oneupmanship
Replies: 695
Views: 37560

Re: Oneupmanship

I am omnipotent.
by ronnie
Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Wiki surfing
Replies: 89
Views: 5666

Re: Wiki surfing

by ronnie
Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2812904

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emo

On the topic of liver, I had my first day at a new job on sunday (at a bar), and when the attached restaurant closed in the afternoon, there was free food, which included pate. Unfortunately, I am uncontrollable in the presence of free food, and I ate an enormous amount of pate. That, combined with ...
by ronnie
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Internet Filters
Replies: 55
Views: 5483

Re: Internet Filters

There are more proxies than any school I.T. department administrator has the time to block, all it means, is that you will have to use ever more obscure ones. Somewhere on my computer I have a list of a few hundred proxies, although not all of them are still running. Look for servers with the file &...
by ronnie
Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: To become a leaner, sleeker, faster.......guy in a hat...
Replies: 79
Views: 6942

Re: To become a leaner, sleeker, faster.......guy in a hat...

American Psycho comes to mind, do you have a pair of trainers that have never been worn outside?
by ronnie
Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: To become a leaner, sleeker, faster.......guy in a hat...
Replies: 79
Views: 6942

Re: To become a leaner, sleeker, faster.......guy in a hat...

WD-40 isn't actually a lubricant, its for preventing rust and loosening parts in the short term, it evaporates in less than half an hour, so oil is much better. Also, if anyone likes cheap exercise equipment, take a look at freecycle, theres *always* some on there, especially once people get bored o...
by ronnie
Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food -> Video Games
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: Food -> Video Games

Pretzels and ginger beer : Age of Empires I and II
This is because that is what we tend to eat during very long multiplayer games.
by ronnie
Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Eating out of packet
Replies: 20
Views: 2401

Re: Eating out of packet

Large spoonfuls of marmite straight from the pot. The usual response to this is either great familiarity or disgust. I also often don't bother to add spread to bread when I eat it.

Oh and the usual jam, sugar etc.
by ronnie
Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking For Engineers
Replies: 22
Views: 2239

Re: Cooking For Engineers

For that, you would find better results by searching for cooking for students I would think. There are a fair few sites about it, I am not sure if the mods would want any discussion about it in a different thread or not. Pasta, tinned food, fruit, flapjacks all make convenient snacks in my opinion. ...
by ronnie
Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How normal are you?
Replies: 129
Views: 10142

Re: How normal are you?

In the context of this forum, I am mostly normal. This means that in everyday life I need to shield people from my utter weirdness. I voted a 4, unsurprisingly, that makes me normal :P I personally don't think it is possible to objectively define normality. I usually try to fit in enough for people ...
by ronnie
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking For Engineers
Replies: 22
Views: 2239

Cooking For Engineers

I was half expecting there to be a topic in here already drawing attention to this site, but as there isn't, behold! http://www.cookingforengineers.com I like how the recipes avoid ambiguous terms like "medium heat", it has a conversion table for things like that as well, to make allowance...
by ronnie
Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Rudimentary Fitness Test
Replies: 49
Views: 4625

Re: Rudimentary Fitness Test

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper_test Its a bitch to get the pace right, I end up sprinting as fast as I can, and then dying before the 12 minutes are up. It seems to be dependent on knowledge of the pace needed, which would need a couple of attempts to work out I would expect.

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