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by Spoffin
Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ball pit balls in London
Replies: 11
Views: 2625

Ball pit balls in London

So, I live in London, I have about 8 or 9 bin bags full of ball pit balls, bought from multiple sources over the last couple of years. I loved having me a ball pit, but I'm moving to Australia in a couple of months. I don't want to just throw them away. I remember when I was building my ball pit a c...
by Spoffin
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Can't stop file splitting with either k9copy or dvd::rip
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Can't stop file splitting with either k9copy or dvd::rip

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex. I'm trying to backup my BSG boxset so that I can watch it on my eeepc. I've tried using both k9copy and dvd::rip, and its not making it easy for me. The only way I've been able to get the episode onto my hard disk in a format that works leaves the episode split into two fi...
by Spoffin
Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best job you've ever had
Replies: 30
Views: 3183

Best job you've ever had

Was sure there was a thread about this before, but I couldn't find it. What's the best job, temporary/permanent, part time or full time, that you've ever had? The one with the highest money/misery ratio. I am kinda looking for ideas :P. But I wanna hear awesome stories about jobs I can't get as well.
by Spoffin
Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Foxmarks causing browser problem
Replies: 0
Views: 350

Foxmarks causing browser problem

Desktop computer, Ubuntu (Hardy Heron), Mozilla Firefox 3.0.7. The latest Foxmarks update (2.7.2) seems to cause a problem with the browser. Not quite sure of the extent of it, but it primarily seems to prevent me from using buttons, such as "search" "send" or "login" b...
by Spoffin
Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:19 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Sound issues in Ubuntu
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: Sound issues in Ubuntu

Time spent trying to fix this problem: 4 days
Time necessary to fix this problem: 45 seconds

Thanks JayDee.
by Spoffin
Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Sound issues in Ubuntu
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Sound issues in Ubuntu

New to linux. Running Ubuntu 8.10 on my desktop. First week or so, the sound was working, then all of a sudden it stopped. Sound works when I boot in XP, so its not a hardware thing. There's no splash screen/login sound. Preferences/sound/devices tests all just give crackling static-y morse code sty...
by Spoffin
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The Asus Eee thread
Replies: 268
Views: 42556

Re: The Asus Eee thread

Given that there's no real space to store video on an eee, what I really want to know is how possible it is to share media over a home network. Anyone found this to be particularly good/bad?
by Spoffin
Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0458: "Regrets"
Replies: 130
Views: 30599

Re: "Regrets" Discussion

I think that Randall is trying to send a secret message by manipulating certain graphs in Google Trends.
by Spoffin
Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The ultimate question.....
Replies: 11
Views: 3623

Re: The ultimate question.....

Peter_G wrote:It carrys laser guided missile which can be launched in air though.

Can you hit another aircraft with that?

I'd have thought that bombing a helicopter would be a helluva job.
by Spoffin
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Over-engineering Things
Replies: 26
Views: 3951

Re: Over-engineering Things

No, I've never done that.


You forgot about the language issue though.
by Spoffin
Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0456: "Cautionary"
Replies: 160
Views: 26592

Re: "Cautionary" Discussion

I was gonna make this an edit, but since this is a new thread, I'd get ninja'd about eight times since I last posted, so I figured I'd just make it a new post. EDIT: After reading the latter half of the thread so far. Ubuntu... Uh. Really isn't linux. At least, it dosen't teach you much about the n...
by Spoffin
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: bypassing a filter
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: bypassing a filter

EvanED wrote:
Spoffin wrote:I'm not sure I see it this way given as its a family computer.

It's the parents' computer.

krazykate wrote:...through the family computer...

*shruggs*
by Spoffin
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Installing stuff in PCLinuxOS
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Re: Installing stuff in PCLinuxOS

ash.gti wrote:http://docs.pclinuxos.com/QuickStartGuide

This looks like what I need. Thanks.
by Spoffin
Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:27 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Installing stuff in PCLinuxOS
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Installing stuff in PCLinuxOS

I'm new to linux, so explain this to me like I'm a small child please. I've just downloaded Firefox 3.0, the file is sitting there on my desktop (firefox-3.0.1.tar.bz2), what do I have to do now to install it? I'm also staring blankly at qbittorrent-1.0.0.tar.gz, not knowing how to install this eith...
by Spoffin
Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:08 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: bypassing a filter
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: bypassing a filter

They're within their rights to password their internet, she's within her rights to attempt to circumvent it, he's within his rights to help her, we're within ours to offer advice to him. I see no problem A. is true. C. and D. might be true, but B. is not. B. is saying it's within my rights to hack ...
by Spoffin
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: bypassing a filter
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: bypassing a filter

Well, if you can't take the process out in the Task Manager, you can always get her linux on a flash drive so she can boot the computer off that, bypassing any watchdog programs entirely. This assumes that she can use the computer without them knowing, as it's easy to recognize that the computer is...
by Spoffin
Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Crashing when playing video
Replies: 14
Views: 2068

Re: Crashing when playing video

I'm currently running PCLinuxOS from LiveCD, and it seems like the problem isn't coming up anymore. Assuming it continues to operate normally, does this confirm that its a hard disk problem?
by Spoffin
Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 75164

Re: I am sad. Watchmen

It's going to be crap. It's going to be crap. It's going to be crap. It's going to be crap. It's going to be crap. It's going to be crap. It's going to be crap. It's going to be crap. It's going to be crap. It's going to be crap. It's going to be crap. It's going to be crap. It's going to be crap. ...
by Spoffin
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Smoking Devices
Replies: 17
Views: 3461

Re: Smoking Devices

I know nothing about drugs, but doesn't the bong look quite a bit like a penis? And the stuff comes out of the top, right.....? Nevermind. Oh me yarm, all pot smokers are teh gay? Absolutely. I use a hookah, by the way. GREAT for parties. Hookahs aren't gay, though you can usually get two and pay t...
by Spoffin
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Smoking Devices
Replies: 17
Views: 3461

Re: Smoking Devices

peter wrote:I know nothing about drugs, but doesn't the bong look quite a bit like a penis? And the stuff comes out of the top, right.....?

Nevermind.

Oh me yarm, all pot smokers are teh gay?
by Spoffin
Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Smoking Devices
Replies: 17
Views: 3461

Re: Smoking Devices

I smoke out of a Klein bottle
by Spoffin
Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Train Pass Price Gouging?
Replies: 22
Views: 3364

Re: Train Pass Price Gouging?

wing wrote:
Robin S wrote:It's £7.60 for an off-peak day travelcard
Isn't the congestion charge only £8?

Yeah, but the congestion charge only applies to a part of zone one. Travelling in zone 1+2 is capped at £4.70.
by Spoffin
Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best place to live
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: Best place to live

Yes, adventures are all well and good, but one just can't run off foolishly. No, sorry, its not a proper adventure if its completely sane and sensible. Going to the South Pole was an adventure. Was there a sensible reason for doing it? Eh... not really. Planned and prepared for, sure, but the reaso...
by Spoffin
Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best place to live
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: Best place to live

Are you going to, you know, be able to speak the language of this country? If not, that would probably limit your ability to be successful. But, good luck. I don't really understand the mindset of "I want to be anywhere but the US", but whatever makes you happy. That's what I was thinking...
by Spoffin
Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Job
Replies: 17
Views: 2278

Re: Job

I'm talking here btw about a job, not a career. I just need some wage slavery to tide me over for about a year. I'm thinking office bitch, data entry monkey, tea-and-coffee making seal, photocopying koala, that kind of thing.
by Spoffin
Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Job
Replies: 17
Views: 2278

Job

I need a job. I have next to no experience (3 weeks office work, a summer as a camp counselor in the US), and a good degree in a subject with no practical applications (2:1 in Philosophy). I live in London. I'm looking for advice for the best way to procure myself some gainful employment.
by Spoffin
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best place to live
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: Best place to live

London Quality of land (ie: beautiful landscapes vs jersey's paved-over-look) 7. Urban, but some nice parks Quality of work(pay, specifically for computer-related industries, IT/programming) 9. No idea what experience you have, but just with qualifications you should be able to start out at £11 or £...
by Spoffin
Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Train Pass Price Gouging?
Replies: 22
Views: 3364

Re: Train Pass Price Gouging?

I'm afraid I agree with kovan here. Considering that a monthly student travelcard for London underground alone is the equivalent of about $250 to $350 depending on where you live - and this doesn't cover the vast majority of overground train services nor any buses, which are the main form of local ...
by Spoffin
Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Most relaxing TV show ever?
Replies: 52
Views: 13352

Re: Most relaxing TV show ever?

damigeinc wrote:I can watch Family Guy and American Dad over and over again and lose track of time and everything else going on around me.

Yeah, but that's cos both of those shows liquefy your brain and causes it to dribble out of your ears after fifteen minutes.
by Spoffin
Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Most relaxing TV show ever?
Replies: 52
Views: 13352

Re: Most relaxing TV show ever?

Buffy is the ultimate in comfort tv. Its the goggle box equivalent of a hug by your attractive-but-you're-my-best-friend girl. A little bit exciting, but you don't want to do anything except sit there and feel warm and fuzzy.
by Spoffin
Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 196454

Re: Firefly

I picked up the DVD set of Firefly last year [it was going cheap after Father's Day... :D ] thinking it would fill a few hours. Instead I was hooked and watched the whole thing over about 2 days, and was mad as a hornet for about a month when I realised it had been cancelled. I then lent it to my [...
by Spoffin
Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: IMDB ratings "flawless"
Replies: 13
Views: 3939

Re: IMDB ratings "flawless"

Personally, I prefer the plot keywords feature. Say I'm really into seeing films where someone gets shot in the crotch . I can just click on the link for shot in the crotch and get a whole list of movies where someone gets shot in the crotch . But say I'm also really into ethnic slurs . So, its impo...
by Spoffin
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Go yell at Break.com
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: Go yell at Break.com

They included an XKCD comic in one of their Picture Galleries, not sure where this falls under the terms of the Creative Commons license (it is being used as content to generate revenue) They did however put their logo on the comic which is pretty tasteless (of course they do it for all of the phot...
by Spoffin
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 196454

Re: Firefly

I think she looks like Bryce Dallas Howard in The Village, but curvier and sexier and she can round house kick. Poor Mal. "I'm going to the special hell" If you take sexual advantage of her, you're going to burn in a special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters, and peo...
by Spoffin
Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Crashing when playing video
Replies: 14
Views: 2068

Re: Crashing when playing video

Erm, the top doesn't feel hot, and there's noise and air coming from the fan. Is there a more sophisticated way to check that cooling devices are working? Latest BSoD stop number: 00000009c (0x00000000, 0x8054D570, 0xA613A000, 0x00000136) Don't double post! You've got almost 500 posts, you should kn...
by Spoffin
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Stallman utters the call to war
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

Re: Stallman utters the call to war

e946 wrote:So am I missing the part where they called that an editorial, or did they actually publish that as news?

You might have missed the part where you assumed that all news organisations from every part of the world invariably label their content into the same boxes that you're familiar with.
by Spoffin
Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: No ink, can't scan
Replies: 17
Views: 11151

Re: No ink, can't scan

Aren't HP printers great? Mine had a nasty habit of sucking in several sheets at a time. One time I failed to prevent this, and it proceeded to jam waaaay up in there somewhere. It couldn't be fed through, it couldn't be pulled back out (just ripped), and it uses some sort of rivets or something so...
by Spoffin
Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Crashing when playing video
Replies: 14
Views: 2068

Re: Crashing when playing video

It could be a number of things, the full 0x code would help to diagnose it, along with any drivers listed on screen. Windbg may be of great help here too. If you suspect it could be a memory issue then download a linux live CD that has memtest on it and when booting to it run a few hours of memtest...
by Spoffin
Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Prisoner remake- good? bad? or just ugly?
Replies: 9
Views: 2039

Re: The Prisoner remake- good? bad? or just ugly?

I'm only two episodes into the original, and I have to say, I think I'd like an upgrade. I want it to be more heavy on the dystopian aspect, though. The original has a little bit, but still seems kind of Gilligan's Island-style quaint. I'd want it to be pretty, but obviously rotten to the core. Mor...
by Spoffin
Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Crashing when playing video
Replies: 14
Views: 2068

Re: Crashing when playing video

I just got this error report for the first time. Which sounds, y-know, bad Problem caused by computer hardware This problem was caused by an unrecoverable hardware error that caused the operating system to stop functioning. Troubleshooting If you have received this error more than once, it could ind...

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