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by Dr.Buck
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dead Nintendo Game Boy - any suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 9976

Re: Dead Nintendo Game Boy - any suggestions?

I'd take a wild guess at light corrosion on the cartridge slot terminals. As above, the Nintendo logo is stored in the game cartridge, not the GB itself. Cotton-bud soaked in IPA (Isopropyl alcohol, NOT India Pale Ale! :D) should help to clean up the affected area without the need to disassemble. Gi...
by Dr.Buck
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1015: "Kerning"
Replies: 163
Views: 67488

Re: 1015: "Kerning"

Image

Comic Sans.....

I'm just going to leave that there....

:D
by Dr.Buck
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dead Nintendo Game Boy - any suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 9976

Re: Dead Nintendo Game Boy - any suggestions?

It lives! :mrgreen: Cracked solder on one of the battery terminals. And now i've fixed that, one of my 7-month old daughter's toys (little stuffed bird with an eccentricaly-weighted motor and speaker, so it vibratess and plays melodies) needs fixing, speaker wire has come adrift. Good thing I alread...
by Dr.Buck
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23681
Views: 1847476

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Maybe not!

I suspect the next poster to be voicedotter
by Dr.Buck
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dead Nintendo Game Boy - any suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 9976

Dead Nintendo Game Boy - any suggestions?

Recently found my original (was given it for my 10th birthday way back in 1992!) Nintendo Game Boy stashed away in a box in the loft, thought i'd whip it out and have a play (Zelda cartridge was still in the slot!). Took out the old (leaking - fail!) batteries, cleaned out the crystallised acid and ...
by Dr.Buck
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hilarious Encounters With Celebs
Replies: 21
Views: 4028

Re: Hilarious Encounters With Celebs

Not really hilarious, per-sé, but it was rather amusing (and awesome!) at the time.... Many years ago now, was at Leeds Festival ( think it was 2002), queueing up to go in one of those bungee-ball things. Andrew WK (of "Party Hard" fame) joined the queue behind us, going on about hos crazy...
by Dr.Buck
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 50444

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Congratulations, well done, etc, etc.... :D

Was using jsmath really necessary who ever did that? My work (if you can call it that!) computer can't handle it, makes it takes around five minutes to load each forum page. :evil:
by Dr.Buck
Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11476
Views: 1022315

Re: Vending machine!

You get Tommy Cooper.

I put in an angry stoat.
by Dr.Buck
Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your best thanksgiving related story?
Replies: 8
Views: 2308

Re: What is your best thanksgiving related story?

See, it's threads like this that make me think that living in America would be really cool!

Deep-fried turkeys, firepit-jumping unicyclists and whiskey-fuelled, old-fashioned midnight surgery! :mrgreen:
by Dr.Buck
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36934
Views: 2420650

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

Everyting's better with Bacon! :D

I suspect that my above post has been moderated somewhat, I don't remember losing any dollars (not that they are much use to me, anyway, English Pounds only, please!).... :lol:
by Dr.Buck
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23681
Views: 1847476

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Then you guess wrong! :D

But i'm going to steal your idea, though, and also guess that Anonymously Famous will be next up.
by Dr.Buck
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your best thanksgiving related story?
Replies: 8
Views: 2308

Re: What is your best thanksgiving related story?

Like any other day of the year. Doesn't mean much in the UK! :lol:
by Dr.Buck
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Old Laptop(s)
Replies: 11
Views: 4798

Re: Old Laptop(s)

I did that with my old 17" Vaio laptop. Screen hinges snapped, and new hinges (when I finally found some!) were more expensive than just buying a netbook, so I stripped off the screen assembly (keeping the wireless antenna out of it) and sold it on eBay, along with the battery, to offset the co...
by Dr.Buck
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Is the glass half empty or half full?
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

Re: Is the glass half empty or half full?

Quick measurement (using MS Paint! Yeah! :D) tells me the glass is just short of half-full, so could be just over half-empty. But, as the glass doesn't contain bacon, may as well be called empty. :mrgreen:
by Dr.Buck
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23681
Views: 1847476

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Never heard of either of those things! :D

Calling voicedotter....
by Dr.Buck
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36934
Views: 2420650

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

But, with only 15244 posts to 82092 views (at my visit, anyway!) lots of people aren't playing the game properly.

OOh, I said "The Game"! I guess that means I, and all of you reading, just lost twenty dollars and my self respect. Sorry! :mrgreen:
by Dr.Buck
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Friday Afternoon Blues?
Replies: 15
Views: 4337

Re: Friday Afternoon Blues?

Well, i'm glad it's not just me! Especially when the Friday Blues have come a day early this week (often happens after a week off I find). :|

God only knows what tomorrow (an actual Friday!) will be like! :shock:
by Dr.Buck
Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2808695

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Confession: I'm always afraid to post in a thread because so many I've posted in have ended with my post as the last one. I wonder why! Is my post not intelligent enough to respond to? Did I do something wrong? 0_0 I cursed the threads. Well, today's your lucky day! On another forum I use, that's n...
by Dr.Buck
Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Poll: terducken
Replies: 11
Views: 1982

Re: Poll: terducken

Never heard it called that before, but yes - do it! Incidentally, I had to Google the word "terducken" to discover it's tasty meaning, and found the Wikipedia page - the second picture of a terducken contains Bacon! This is instant win. More worrying was the "See Also" sectio...
by Dr.Buck
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Friday Afternoon Blues?
Replies: 15
Views: 4337

Friday Afternoon Blues?

Anyone else find it really hard to actually do anything at work on a Friday afternoon? I find that once i've had lunch, all I actually achieve is a lot of internetting, with the occasional making (and drinking) of a cup of tea. Right up until 5pm when my wife arrives to pick me up and GTFOOD. :D Jus...
by Dr.Buck
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3027022

Re: Postify your facerity

If I read your expression correctly you are merely pontificating on the fact that someone had forgotten to position the engine of your British Leyland automobile in the front, where it belongs, like on proper MGs. :lol: That's basically what underpins the difference between the Metro development ha...
by Dr.Buck
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random encounters years later
Replies: 12
Views: 2769

Re: Random encounters years later

While I was at university, a few of us went out for a night at the local cinema. I wandered off to get a tub of popcorn, and the girl behind the counter was very chatty, asked me how I was doing, how my course was going, etc, then asked for my number (much to the chagrin of my mates! :lol:) to give ...
by Dr.Buck
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3027022

Re: Postify your facerity

podbaydoor wrote:That's quite a toothy grin for someone who's just crashed the car, sir.


The adrenaline was particularly good! :mrgreen:
by Dr.Buck
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3027022

Re: Postify your facerity

Well, most of the introductory pics seem to be of people in unusual situations, so here's me, having just crashed our 3-week old (to us, at least) car on a track day. Most dis-pleased wife out of shot! :lol: http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d133/dr_buck/49a.jpg The gentleman's "fire-proof"...
by Dr.Buck
Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0970: "The Important Field"
Replies: 136
Views: 41575

Re: 0970: "The Important Field"

And to continue the irony a little further - this very forum is no different! As someone who signed up a matter of days ago, I can tell you that even here, the place that mocks said practice in the form of cartoon, uses said practice itself. :lol: Well, unless my memory really is that bad, anyway....
by Dr.Buck
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2374039

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Evening! (Well, it is here, anyway!) :D The name is Stu, in the UK, 29, married, 5-month old daughter, into cars, sciency stuff and fire. Been reading the comics for a couple of years now via an RSS feed, but when it didn't update on wednesday morning as normal, decided to look at the actual website...
by Dr.Buck
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: One thing that has always bugged me about evolution.
Replies: 48
Views: 8151

Re: One thing that has always bugged me about evolution.

So, in that case, what would you call a deer with no antlers?

Spoiler:
Certainly not a no-eyed deer! :lol:

I'll get my coat....
by Dr.Buck
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why does light move at the speed it does?
Replies: 83
Views: 14301

Re: Why does light move at the speed it does?

There's one property of the speed of light that's always confused me a little (which, admittedly, isn't all that hard!), and that's how it has the same value to an observer, no matter what relative (to the light being measured) speed they are travelling at. Example; Car A and car B are both travelli...
by Dr.Buck
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 2 jars of candy
Replies: 5
Views: 2682

Re: 2 jars of candy

I decided to take a simpler, almost "fag-packet calculation" approach to this one, giving me a very different result to those above! :D I did take the liberty of making a couple of assumptions for this, namely that the jars are placed next to each other on the counter, and aren't swapp...

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