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by Whelan
Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 8 could not detect this networks proxy settings.
Replies: 3
Views: 3632

Re: Windows 8 could not detect this networks proxy settings.

I ended up fixing it by rolling back the system.
by Whelan
Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 8 could not detect this networks proxy settings.
Replies: 3
Views: 3632

Windows 8 could not detect this networks proxy settings.

Sony vaio running win 8.1. The system tray icon on hover says "Not connected - no connections available" Running the troubleshooter returns "Windows could not detect this network's proxy settings" "netsh winsock reset" and "netsh int ipv4 reset" both failed to...
by Whelan
Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 379511

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

The interactive kids stuff is fuuuun.
by Whelan
Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:46 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 379511

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Consider me confirmed. I'd love to do the quiz if other people are up for it, and the silent disco is probably an alright shout. They do empty the place at normal closing time to set up bars and such before readmitting people.
by Whelan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:16 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 379511

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

bigglesworth wrote:Did you go to the Food themed one? That's the only one I've managed to go to yet.

I went to the zombie on and the heart one.
by Whelan
Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 379511

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Science museum lates is fantastic. I went a couple times last year.
by Whelan
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 379511

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

I'm living in zone 3, studying in zone 2 and working in zone 1. I am most certainly in London.
by Whelan
Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2521129

Re: Postify your facerity

I have a new hair colour! spoilered for huge.
Spoiler:
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by Whelan
Mon May 20, 2013 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 636622

Re: Doctor Whom

Maybe this isn't the incident that the Silence are trying to stop. There wasn't any "fall of the Eleventh". More likely though is it being the mother of all plot holes. I was thinking that too, but the quote from "The Wedding of River Song" was indeed, "On the field...
by Whelan
Sun May 19, 2013 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 636622

Re: Doctor Whom

The reveal of the extra doctor left me extremely giddy though. I presume this is the one that ended the time war by destroying Gallifrey? I always thought that was the 9th doctor, but I guess they really are introducing a new reincarnation between 8 and 9. Very interesting. Is this one the Valeyard...
by Whelan
Sun May 19, 2013 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 636622

Re: Doctor Whom

Well, here're my thoughts. I liked it; there wasn't any Sonic Ex Machina. GI was a bit out of nowhere, could've done with a bit more building but; a generic villain, threatening The Doctor for personal reasons was great. I loved the explanation for Clara. I also loved the past season referen...
by Whelan
Tue May 14, 2013 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28372
Views: 2901541

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Whenever I try and do any fucking thing I always manage to do just well enough to pass, but not be able to carry on afterwards. Just enough GCSEs to do A levels, but not enough for Med school. Just enough A levels to get a uni place, but at the UK's worst university. Just enough of a degree to fuck ...
by Whelan
Sat May 11, 2013 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 636622

Re: Doctor Whom

Surely if Paul McGann were willing he'd be a much better bet. No need for re-numbering, he's already almost implied to have regenerated into Ecclestone at the end of the time War (in Rose, Ecclestone sees himself in a mirror for what seems like the first time; he remarks something to th...
by Whelan
Fri May 10, 2013 2:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28372
Views: 2901541

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Thanks. Spoilered for non-rant in rant thread that could resemble advice but I don't know what it isIf it helps, think about how much I would enjoy learning about those subjects. Are you a biology major? Pre-med? I was Clinical Laboratory Science, and I took half those classes, but not all of th...
by Whelan
Fri May 10, 2013 1:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28372
Views: 2901541

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

If I'd started studying, I'd agree. On what I'm sure is probably a related note, for the last few days, I've really not wanted to socialise at all. Today was the same, I woke around 5pm, had food, decided to go to bed around 6... Decided that first I should warn my mum that in 3 or 4 months if I don...
by Whelan
Thu May 09, 2013 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution question - how does complexity arise?
Replies: 201
Views: 25785

Re: Evolution question - how does complexity arise?

But the decision to include some range of variation within what we call a single species is entirely based on convention. That would be like saying the more complex language is one with more dialects - the difference between a new language and a dialect is equally arbitrary. This would be a very pe...
by Whelan
Thu May 09, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution question - how does complexity arise?
Replies: 201
Views: 25785

Re: Evolution question - how does complexity arise?

Sure, but then as speciation is defined arbitrarily, the complexity of a given organism is either unrelated, (Which is where a points of failure definition based on any given phenotype could be used) or should be based on the same arbitrary boundaries.
by Whelan
Thu May 09, 2013 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution question - how does complexity arise?
Replies: 201
Views: 25785

Re: Evolution question - how does complexity arise?

How about "Phenotypic variation within a species"? The greater number of potential differences that individuals can express, the greater the complexity of the species.
Or points of failure; barring infections, how many ways can an organism contract a fatal illness or mutation.
by Whelan
Thu May 09, 2013 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28372
Views: 2901541

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Spoiler:
I just cannot bring myself to give even half a fuck about revising about my haematology, histology, parasitology or infection science exams over the next 2 weeks. I really could not care even the slightest bit less about any of it any more.
by Whelan
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28372
Views: 2901541

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

This year I found myself in Trafalgar square, drinking magner's and shouting 'Dydd Paddy sant hapus' between verses of Kiss Me I'm Shitfaced. So what am I?
by Whelan
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 636622

Re: Doctor Whom

The Type 40 may be considered near obsolete now, but it's still a lot more advanced than the first 39 generations.
by Whelan
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89903
Views: 7473030

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

House had an impromptu Wizard party.. First 2 people to have a 5 can staff (including the 'active' drink) had to have a shot, and then fight using their staves as weapons. I won. Next to 5 challenged the winner of the first round. I won again. This means I am the undisputed Dark Wizard of the house.
by Whelan
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2521129

Re: Postify your facerity

Why do you have a tuppence glued to your glasses?
by Whelan
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89903
Views: 7473030

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

Just so we're clear, I did not just go and reference my lecture notes for a thread in reddit/r/asksciencefiction.
by Whelan
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89903
Views: 7473030

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

Eating dory toes in bed is a terrible idea, but do as I say, not as I do.
by Whelan
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89903
Views: 7473030

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

Like a bee in the rain.
by Whelan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 636622

Re: Doctor Whom

Oh, The Doctor's pockets are, like the TARDIS, dimensionally transcendant. As such, a lot of odd stuff ends up in there. Stethoscopes, jelly babies, bananas, and in this case, a barbie. That's just what was found as he was being searched.
by Whelan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 795020

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

My evening tonight was Pizza, Cider, and playing Artemis at the behest of my housemates. It was exactly as fun as you'd expect.
by Whelan
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13394
Views: 1414392

Re: Today I Learned

Well now I'm tempted to visit the US, and in my Britishest accent, ask for tea, just to see what I get.
by Whelan
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 636622

Re: Doctor Whom

Written language takes longer to translate. The TARDIS was partway through when *VWORP-VWORP-VWORP* What I don't understand is the range of the TARDIS translation matrix. I mean, The Doctor and Clara discover at the end of the episode that the TARDIS is located at the South Pole. However, it...
by Whelan
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13394
Views: 1414392

Re: Today I Learned

Look, you can't do a round of tea in the microwave, it's just silly. Remembering which cup has how many sugars would be madness!
by Whelan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rate the avatar above you
Replies: 3914
Views: 320149

Re: Rate the avatar above you

Good choice.
Master/11
by Whelan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 636622

Re: Doctor Whom

Written language takes longer to translate. The TARDIS was partway through when *VWORP-VWORP-VWORP*
by Whelan
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28372
Views: 2901541

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Font and text size settings don't apply to menus, only page content.
by Whelan
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28372
Views: 2901541

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

It's stressing me out as well. So much bloody whitespace, and my other bookmarks folder now needs to be scrolled!
by Whelan
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:09 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 350303

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Our biology teacher used to (and probably still does) say that, "The microscopes are bunnies. And like bunnies, you do not pick them up by the ears, you do by the scruff of the neck. Also, always tidy away the cable."
by Whelan
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89903
Views: 7473030

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I keep finding blonde hairs in my bed, wondering where on earth they could've come from, and then realising, oh yeah, I dyed my hair a fortnight ago.
by Whelan
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 351650

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

ISHTST: Stop flirting with people you're not attracted to, me!
by Whelan
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 394308

Re: Questions For The World

Wann es Festzeit ist, wir immer Fest fest.
by Whelan
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2521129

Re: Postify your facerity

I feel like we swapped, except last time I saw you, you were fully redheaded.

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