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by casoid
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tottenham Riots
Replies: 261
Views: 33092

Re: Tottenham Riots

This was the topic of an all-day discussion at work today. The courts have started charging people now. One of the first was a 31-year-old teaching assistant (great example, dickhead) - brilliantly, the Magistrate's Court has said that while they would normally sentence someone to 6 months for this ...
by casoid
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3078189

Re: Postify your facerity

So, I'm not much of an expert on submarine classes but I'd guess that's an Astute? However, that doesn't look like Faslane so I'm probably wrong (and your a Lieutenant?). I'm a Sub-Lieutenant (equivalent to an Army Lieutenant, or NATO OF-1, so you're close enough) and it's a Trafalgar-class. Astute...
by casoid
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tottenham Riots
Replies: 261
Views: 33092

Re: Tottenham Riots

Pandorly wrote:Poor Cameron had to set his holiday short. My heart weeps for him.


Spoiler:
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Disclaimer: I am in no way implying that the David Cameron is anywhere near as cool as Simon Pegg in Hot Fuzz.
by casoid
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tottenham Riots
Replies: 261
Views: 33092

Re: Tottenham Riots

People seem to have been pretty content for the police to fire thousands of plastic bullets into unruly crowds of Irish protesters, but to use them in London is seen as unprecedented brutality. To be fair though, the average Belfast sectarian riot is as much about targeting the police as anything e...
by casoid
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3078189

Re: Postify your facerity

So, I'm not much of an expert on submarine classes but I'd guess that's an Astute? However, that doesn't look like Faslane so I'm probably wrong (and your a Lieutenant?). I'm a Sub-Lieutenant (equivalent to an Army Lieutenant, or NATO OF-1, so you're close enough) and it's a Trafalgar-class. Astute...
by casoid
Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578705

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

On a related note, why can I get a mobile phone signal five miles off the coast but I get fuck-all anywhere else in the UK? What the fuck, Orange? You promised me wonderful 3G all over the country, you worthless shower of bastards, and I can't even complete one bloody phone call without the fucking ...
by casoid
Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3078189

Re: Postify your facerity

I do smile, but only when the planets are in the correct alignment (or when I'm drunk and cheerful). At the start of 2011: http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/5707/imag00521a.jpg And last week, after a run through the beautiful moorland scenery (which I'm obscuring with my head): http://img263.images...
by casoid
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The "I Did Good" thread
Replies: 181
Views: 139829

Re: The "I Did Good" thread

Cycled to Wales and back. Oooh yeah. Okay I live in Bristol, and I turned back as soon as I got to Chepstow, so it's not that impressive in the grand scheme of things. I also had to stop and buy snacks because I was in danger of having a hypo. Still, 25 miles total is pretty good seeing as I go out...
by casoid
Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tottenham Riots
Replies: 261
Views: 33092

Re: Tottenham Riots

Dobblesworth wrote:spend your Saturday night burning down an Aldi and the following Sunday morning looting a JD Sports.


Well you wouldn't burn down the JD Sports and loot the Aldi, would you?
by casoid
Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 795618

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Not so much last night, but I had a recurring dream (though nightmare is probably a better word) when we were on Workup last year (Americans call it 'Shakedown', I think). Probably has something to do with being extremely tired and rather stressed, but it was quite unsettling. I dreamed I was being ...
by casoid
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318738

Re: Run 10,000 miles

2467.2 + 6 = 2473.2

Out of curiosity, what's a good time to run 10k in? I'm currently averaging 44 minutes as a 5'9" 23-year-old male. Could probably be better, but what am I aiming for?
by casoid
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9367093

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

We don't have capital punishment because we are not savages . Did you see the one demanding that prison food return to 'bread and water'? Started by and signed by fuckwits who wish to return to the 'good old days' (their phrase) and who have no concept of humanity, forgiveness, or of the basic idea...
by casoid
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Perseids Reminder
Replies: 21
Views: 3128

Re: Perseids Reminder

From experience, light pollution isn't so much of a problem for any viewing here in the English countryside. It's the English bit that's problematic; namely, the chances of a clear sky... thanks for the reminder though, just in case... Light Pollution in the UK: http://www.avex-asso.org/dossiers/wo...
by casoid
Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318738

Re: Run 10,000 miles

2370.5 + 10.5 = 2381
by casoid
Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318738

Re: Run 10,000 miles

2302 + 6.2 = 2308.2 Lovely 10k on the moors, in the sunshine, and no people around. All happy until I went up Sharpitor, which is ~400m high and depressingly steep. http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/3185/imag0042l.jpg Welcome to Dartmoor, home of granite! (Flat land not available.)
by casoid
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 443943

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Doesn't look very impressive, but I can still spend a lot of time staring at a Martian sunset.

Spoiler:
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by casoid
Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Parents Sell Children for $500
Replies: 29
Views: 5074

Re: Parents Sell Children for $500

tzvibish wrote:Now that the oldest child is a 5 year old, I wonder how he feels.


He should at least get the money.
by casoid
Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Unscientific Allergy Questionnaire
Replies: 68
Views: 7541

Re: Unscientific Allergy Questionnaire

1. Allergic to cat and dog air. Also certain food additives and sweeteners, particularly those found in Diet Coke, etc. Can't really be more specific unfortunately. 2. UK (Northern Ireland) 3. White 4. Combination 5. Average - not too shambolic, not too fastidious. 6. Yes. 7. A cat. 8. Nil. 9. Yes, ...
by casoid
Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1770997

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that Krav Maga is awesome and that I need to keep doing it.

On an unrelated note, pastrami sandwiches are also awesome.
by casoid
Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578705

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Think its disgusting the media is giving more coverage to the death of one drug addled singer, then the 92 dead in Norway, mostly whom are teenagers. Screw you mainstream media and todays celebrity culture, you sicken me :evil: Agreed. It's depressing that the Sunday papers (well, the tabloids anyw...
by casoid
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama has repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Replies: 114
Views: 8110

Re: Obama has repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

I just don't understand the opposition to homosexuals serving in the US armed forces. It's been perfectly legal in the UK for years now (hence the phrase "It's all fine since '99") and there are none of the incredible problems that so many Republicans seem to be forecasting. I've spent the...
by casoid
Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Amy Winehouse joins the 27 Club
Replies: 548
Views: 39959

Re: Amy Winehouse joins the 27 Club

Anyone surprised? Anyone? What, that someone who has spent the last six or so years shoveling drugs into her grid faster than Colombia can produce them and who was booed off the stage earlier on day one of her comeback tour for being shitfaced has died ? Yes, I am shocked to my core. I must now tex...
by casoid
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318738

Re: Run 10,000 miles

2217 + 5 = 2222
by casoid
Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 28238

Re: Explosion in Oslo

There are now 16 confirmed fatalities. Still no word on who is responsible for the attacks.
by casoid
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 28238

Explosion in Oslo

Article - BBC A large explosion has hit near government headquarters in the Norwegian capital Oslo. The blast is thought to have caused damage to the offices of Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and a number of other official buildings. Initial reports suggested Mr Stoltenberg was unharmed....
by casoid
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578705

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

You could argue screaming and humiliation is something to bond over, no? True, but it's a far less effective means of creating a bond. At the end of the day, you want people to bond as an effective team and enjoy working and living together, not be united by a common dislike and/or fear of your ran...
by casoid
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578705

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Anyone who thinks 'team building' involves screaming and humiliation clearly has no leadership skills whatsoever.

Now that you mention it though, I kind of want to do a ghost tour drunk. I imagine haunted buildings would be far more realistic after nine or ten pints.
by casoid
Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578705

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Quick question pre-rant: how's the rule on hazing in college, everywhere else in the world? My SO's preparing to, uh, provide orientation on the next batch of students. It horrifies me how they practice shouting at them, forcing them to do ridiculous things (like memorizing a bunch of useless infor...
by casoid
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3078189

Re: Postify your facerity

That picture has made me wonder how well a Brain Slug jelly mould would sell. With googly eyes, of course.
by casoid
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How important is on-line gaming to you as opposed to single
Replies: 40
Views: 6071

Re: How important is on-line gaming to you as opposed to sin

I love singleplayer gaming. I love any game with its own intricately crafted world, well-written characters and compelling narrative (pick any two). RPGs, FPSs, real-time and turn-based strategy games, whatever. It's like a good book, it pulls me in and, for a while at least, completely isolates me ...
by casoid
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318738

Re: Run 10,000 miles

2179.75 + 5 = 2184.75

After 7 games of squash, this was a bad idea. Moving around tomorrow may be problematic.

(Also, being beaten by a friend even though he handicapped himself by taking his glasses off is definitely a poor show).
by casoid
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2416515

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hm, probably should have done this sooner than post 15 or so...

I'm Patrick. I'm from Northern Ireland, live in England where nothing explodes, and work in a steel tube that disappears underwater and mysteriously reappears some time later.
by casoid
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578705

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

It's only a 1.8, as well...

Right, off to that site with the meercats. To hell with you Churchill, you wobbly-headed little bastard.
by casoid
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578705

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

lol, whut you driving bro? I'm nearly 22, have crashed and done ~£5000 of damage (writing off two vehicles) and my insurance is around £500/year. It's gotta be about the vehicle involved... It's a Ford Focus. Hardly the most exciting or ostentatious car available. I was checking quotes for an Audi ...
by casoid
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1770997

Re: Today I Learned

I like how you know the distinction between "due to" and "owing to", but still manage to confuse the words "percentile" and "percentage".

Regards,

Der Grammatikführer :mrgreen:


...I'll get my coat.
by casoid
Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578705

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Why, if I have 5 years of no claims, have never had any speeding tickets, penalty points or indeed driving convictions of any sort, and drive a 4-year-old car of no great worth that by day lives in a compound guarded by a straightforward chap with a sub machinegun, is my insurance still around £1000...
by casoid
Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318738

Re: Run 10,000 miles

2140.2 + 5 = 2145.2

Didn't warm up properly and now my calf muscles feel like they've been replaced by wooden replicas. Ow. Still, shaved another 44 seconds off my time, so not entirely in vain.
by casoid
Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Swimming to get back in shape
Replies: 21
Views: 4111

Re: Swimming to get back in shape

Sprints are the way forward for building stamina and rapidly increasing fitness. It'll make you want to die, and you'll develop a deep sensation of dread every time you go to do them, but the results will be felt in short order.
by casoid
Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Driving 10,000 miles to Mongolia
Replies: 39
Views: 7624

Re: Driving 10,000 miles, starting next week

Bring two, mate. If there's anything I've learned from extended trips away from civilisation, it's to bring two sets of headphones, adaptors, etc. They're awkward, not irreplacable, but it's incredibly annoying when they (inevitably) break or get lost. And you know you'll shut the cable in the door ...
by casoid
Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Swimming to get back in shape
Replies: 21
Views: 4111

Re: Swimming to get back in shape

You keep your wrists straight whilst rowing, but having to grip the handle tightly for ~40 mins might not be good, seeing as how the actuating tendons run through your wrist. I don't know if that might make matters worse. Good point.

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