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by SirHoundalot
Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Planking for abs
Replies: 15
Views: 16524

Re: Planking for abs

So in short, if you feel you need extra ab work, you could do a lot worse than planks. If you can hold them for a reasonable amount of time, try adding weight. Maybe a stupid question but where do you add the weight? Balance something on your back? You can lift one leg slightly - hold it for 30 sec...
by SirHoundalot
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How often do you wash your jeans?
Replies: 55
Views: 5727

Re: How often do you wash your jeans?

I've not washed any of my jeans this year. Unless I'm unlucky (for example if something gets spilled on them) then I generally wash them every few months. For context I am pretty anal about cleanliness in general - I wash all of the rest of my clothes after each use, and shampoo my hair twice a day ...
by SirHoundalot
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: JavaScript: do you browser sniff?
Replies: 12
Views: 2548

Re: JavaScript: do you browser sniff?

Try using Modernizr and a possibly a helper like yepnope to feature sniff instead - it's far more robust. You can detect the features you need with Modernizr and then load shims/polyfills in browsers that don't support them. Hope this helps! EDIT: I loathe IE too, but unfortunately a lot of clients ...
by SirHoundalot
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 445286

Re: WoWzers!

So I was wondering if anyone on here is in any casual(ish) raiding EU guilds that would be willing to accept a couple of grizzled WoW veterans? My brother and I have been playing WoW since pretty much launch. He's raided all the way through, and I've raided only in WotLK. Sadly our guild has shrunk ...
by SirHoundalot
Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ambient/Glitch
Replies: 31
Views: 9907

Re: Ambient/Glitch

Can't believe I haven't posted on this thread yet :) great recommendations so far The only thing is that both tracks in the OP aren't ambient-glitch per se.. the Flashbulb track is a mellow glitchy work that's pretty atypical, most of his work is more rhythmic and breakbeat-y . If ambient-glitch is...
by SirHoundalot
Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bad Sex in Literature Award
Replies: 62
Views: 15751

Re: Bad Sex in Literature Award

Oh God this is so awful. So awful. But it's awesome. My favorite so far is definitely 2005's winner. (Not posting the exact text, because I'm not in the mood to play copyright law. Find it here ). I'm never going to be able to hear the name "Zorro" again without thinking of that passage.
by SirHoundalot
Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ambient/Glitch
Replies: 31
Views: 9907

Re: Ambient/Glitch

This thread needs more Tim Hecker (not to be confused with just "Hecker"). " Haunt Me " is amazing, although it's merely the standout in a long list of fantastic albums. He did a collaboration with Aiden Baker from Nadja a couple of years back, which is a bit more guitary too. Vl...
by SirHoundalot
Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Good website to host music?
Replies: 10
Views: 2505

Re: Good website to host music?

5TF wrote:soundcloud


Yes, Soundcloud is ridiculously awesome.
by SirHoundalot
Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F/R/T)
Replies: 129
Views: 13945

Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

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This isn't bad for domestic ADSL in the UK. Some of the speeds in this thread make me very envious!
by SirHoundalot
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The xx
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: The xx

I think they're ace. The XX and Fever Ray are easily my stand-out new artists from 2009. I'm very pleased to be seeing them both live at Bestival this Spetember :D
by SirHoundalot
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Trance-inducing music
Replies: 28
Views: 5372

Re: Trance-inducing music

Check out Tim Hecker. His album Radio Amor is a good place to start. Also: Vladislav Delay Sunn o))) James Blackshaw I listen to 6-8 hours of music on headphones 5 days a week whilst coding at work. I doubt I'd get half as much done without this kind of music. If I've got a lot to get on with and ne...
by SirHoundalot
Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 36234

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

If you're confused as to who to vote for, this site is a valuable tool . In fact I'd recommend it for everyone: I was 100% certain i'd vote libdem, but after using the site I've decided to take a good look at the Greens. I'm in a constituency where there's a high chance of the Greens getting in too...
by SirHoundalot
Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Bacon!!
Replies: 34
Views: 4982

Re: Bacon!!

My favorite bacon-like substance outside of bacon is Prosciutto. Seriously, some of the best cold cuts I've had on a sandwich ever. The best meat product I have ever had was prosciutto. that stuff is like bacon, only better. I didn't think it was possible, but it is. You guys need to check out Serr...
by SirHoundalot
Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Chiliheads: The Thread that Burns Through the Night
Replies: 23
Views: 4706

Re: Chiliheads: The Thread that Burns Through the Night

Who do we have for chiliheads around here? Not sure if you're chilihead? Go open your fridge, and if you find a shelf that looks like this: chilihead_fridge.jpg Then you're a chilihead. I had to do a double take because that looks so much like how my fridge in the office looked a few months ago - d...
by SirHoundalot
Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Noob Drinks
Replies: 104
Views: 15079

Re: Noob Drinks

I've been going off lagers recently, and mostly drinking ciders such as Thatcher's and Weston's Stowford Press . As far as beers go though - Leffe Blond s one of the finest beverages in existence. I can't say I've drunk much in the US (last time I was there I was still under 21) but I get the impres...
by SirHoundalot
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google to Reconsider Chinese "Approach"
Replies: 132
Views: 12527

Re: Google to Reconsider Chinese "Approach"

Great stuff. I really hope that they don't end up pulling out of China completely though; although I of course appreciate the dangers of censorship, Google facilitates access to such a wealth of information that I can't help but think it should be there in some capacity.
by SirHoundalot
Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Songs in Code
Replies: 33
Views: 5136

Re: Songs in Code

Code: Select all

var kurtSays = (AnOldEnemy)((AFriend)((AFriend)(IWantYouToBe)((YouWere)((YouAre)come))));


I guess it depends on how you "read" C# in your head. It's definitely a snippet of hellcode though ;)
by SirHoundalot
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Declawing Cats
Replies: 42
Views: 3987

Re: Declawing Cats

It makes me sad to think that people declaw their cats. Your kitten has lots of energy and just wants to play. my friend Catherine's 2 now and when I take her to my mum's it used to worry everyone that she always beat up my mum's cat (he's pretty old and soppy) untilwe saw him give her a slap a coup...
by SirHoundalot
Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Headphones that can take wear-and-tear.
Replies: 18
Views: 2620

Re: Headphones that can take wear-and-tear.

I bought some Sennheiser HD25 (not the SP, the proper version) in 2000 and they are still going strong. I often use them for several hours a day (I'm a coder so can listen to music at work, yay!). I've had to replace the ear cushions twice and the head cushion once in the 9 years I've had them, but ...
by SirHoundalot
Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: special topics in calamity physics
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: special topics in calamity physics

I love this book. First off, I love the writing - really dense. I read quickly, so a book that isn't just long but is written with long detail-packed sentences? Perfect. It slowed me down. And that, of course, turned out to be a good thing because of the nature of the story. Second, I love any book...
by SirHoundalot
Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hottest sauce ever.
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: Hottest sauce ever.

i'm still of the school that believes crazy heat =/= win don't get me wrong, i love a good salsa picante, spicy boudin, hotwings, curry, etc. etc. etc., but a lot of these "hot sauces" are all pepper and vinegar and do little but add heat and kill good flavors in food. i'll take my carefu...
by SirHoundalot
Thu May 14, 2009 10:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Austria to leave CERN
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

Re: Austria to leave CERN

It's not a huge amount of money compared to what the western world ploughs into blowing people up. It's a question of priorities and it appears that our governments' are all fucked.

</rant>
by SirHoundalot
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP JG Ballard
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: RIP JG Ballard

The Guardian have published his final short story here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/apr/25/dying-fall-jg-ballard
by SirHoundalot
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The letters xkcd don't seem to be chosen randomly
Replies: 41
Views: 20365

Re: The letters xkcd don't seem to be chosen randomly

I heart Apophenia.
by SirHoundalot
Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Stephen Hawking Gravely Ill
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Stephen Hawking Gravely Ill

As a student at the Cambridge college of which he's a fellow, and a resident of the accommodation building bearing his name, I hope he pulls through. The Yahoo News article it links to has some update on his condition: "Professor Hawking is very ill," said Gregory Hayman, the university's...
by SirHoundalot
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP JG Ballard
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: RIP JG Ballard

One of the great 'serious' science fiction writers. I've found his short stories in particular to be among the very best in the genre. He will be sadly missed. It's interesting that you classify his work as science fiction - although he of course started as a SF writer, I think that the label sits ...
by SirHoundalot
Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP JG Ballard
Replies: 4
Views: 601

RIP JG Ballard

JG Ballard has passed away, after a long period of illness. It's a terrible shame to have lost such a remarkable talent.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/2041260.stm
by SirHoundalot
Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: White Flash Before Sleep
Replies: 39
Views: 10796

Re: White Flash Before Sleep

We had some discussion on this in a thread a while back I disagree with Cynwulf that this is related to night terrors, as I think that they are a very specific type of hallucination accompanied by paralysis. It probably all boils down to a similar cause though ;) EDIT: I just noticed that this thre...
by SirHoundalot
Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Using TOR at work: Just how anonymous am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 14596

Re: Using TOR at work: Just how anonymous am I?

And, in the extremely unlikely event you do get caught, is your employer actually going to dismiss you for listening to internet radio? Seems a bit harsh to me. The question that I had was "why is your employer blocking Pandora in the first place?" Social networking sites, sure--those can...
by SirHoundalot
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Secondary language recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 4227

Secondary language recommendation

Hi all So in a badly-predicted peek into the future I resigned from my job in October and finally find myself out of work and rattling around the house this week. As I've got a bit of time on my hands I think it'd be well spent learning a second programming language. Now I don't have a huge amount o...
by SirHoundalot
Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS
Replies: 78
Views: 5320

Re: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS

Same here - jQuery has actually made client-side scripting fun!
by SirHoundalot
Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS
Replies: 78
Views: 5320

Re: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS

In this particular instance, the only time that there might be an ambiguity is when adding a script element to the document head, which I almost never do in practise since Javascripts should normally be placed at the end of the document. Ah, that's probably a big difference between us, then. I use ...
by SirHoundalot
Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A very lucky escape
Replies: 20
Views: 2551

A very lucky escape

The BBC site has footage of a man involved in a collision between a train and a flatbed lorry HERE.

He ought to buy some lottery tickets ;)
by SirHoundalot
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: xkcd for iPhone (SourceForge Project)
Replies: 70
Views: 11858

Re: xkcd for iPhone

This looks cool - I'm looking forward to trying it out.
by SirHoundalot
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .
Replies: 79
Views: 11666

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Milk or cream WILL send me to sleep within half an hour of eating it. If I make a superhuman effort I can just about keep my eyes open for a littlw longer, but resistance is ultimately futile. I have absolutely no problem with cheese though, which is inexplicable but most fortunate. I can't eat avoc...
by SirHoundalot
Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Your favorite stand-up comedian? (Poll)
Replies: 101
Views: 9850

Re: Your favorite stand-up comedian? (Poll)

Bill Bailey is awesome - I went to see his "Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra" show at the Brighton Dome a few months ago and it was incredible; by turns hilarious and educational. He was accompanied by the 72 piece BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, which was pretty cool
by SirHoundalot
Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hummus + x = delicious. Solve for x.
Replies: 96
Views: 9465

Re: Hummus + x = delicious. Solve for x.

Falafel are pretty common in the US. They aren't usually served with hummus, because that would be bean overkill: fried fava/chickpea balls with chickpea sauce. They usually come with a garlic-tahini sauce; I know one place that uses a yoghurt-based sauce. Weird! everywhere here (UK) that serves fa...
by SirHoundalot
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hummus + x = delicious. Solve for x.
Replies: 96
Views: 9465

Re: Hummus + x = delicious. Solve for x.

Falafels in warmed pitta bread with a generous serving of houmous and some alfalfa (or other sprouts) is one of the most delicious snacks that does not come from an animal. Also, slightly OT, but are Falafels not very common in the US? I was amazed to only see them mentioned once in the whole thread...
by SirHoundalot
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Eggsperiment
Replies: 34
Views: 4442

Eggsperiment

--- NOTE: this is for the discussion of boiled eggs. There's another egg thread HERE for the non-purists ;) So this morning I made a couple of boiled eggs and instantly fell out of love with scrambled eggs as a Saturday morning staple. I think that this is mostly due to the fact that one of the two ...
by SirHoundalot
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NHS to introduce "personal health budgets"
Replies: 35
Views: 2891

Re: NHS to introduce "personal health budgets"

Darkscull wrote:I'm not sure if the other questions have any solid answers yet but I disagree with any combination of possible answers.


If I take the above out of context it could quite happily apply to me on Monday mornings ;)

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