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by Dobblesworth
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3100887

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I think I'm going to have to give up on correcting people. "This event has a 5% chance of occurring each time. Each iteration is fully independent of all other preceeding iterations. So the average number of iterations we need to take until we get the event we want is 20!" [I am right in t...
by Dobblesworth
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: War been declared (Sudan)
Replies: 16
Views: 3264

Re: War been declared (Sudan)

Come on Dakotas and Carolinas, get at it!
by Dobblesworth
Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Intelligent space dinosaurs: How worried should we be?
Replies: 22
Views: 4408

Re: Intelligent space dinosaurs: How worried should we be?

Two things the movie Evolution taught me.
1) Aliens arriving from outer-space strapped on to an asteroid to invade our planet, come as non-carbon-based lifeforms vulnerable to anti-dandruff shampoo and unable to respire using the gas blend of our atmosphere
2) The black dude dies first.
by Dobblesworth
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2508547

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

Since I want to get this off my chest somewhere where I'm not going to be "downvoted into oblivion", I'll do it here if that's kay? - I don't care for Minecraft and don't view this Notch fellow as an idol. Maybe I like my graphics engines more 'realistic', 'cos I'm fine sandboxing in Garry...
by Dobblesworth
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3100887

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

The system of "only successful applicants will be contacted" seems to be rampantly applied to the point of assume so unless otherwise stated. And it's almost heartbreaking. I took the time to do the reconnaissance, prepare an application and deliver it personally. I know I'm not a great ca...
by Dobblesworth
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 290441

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Windows 7 from Australia
Firefox (11?) and safe mode: Black Hat Man at a desk and being a classhole to a turtle
Opera and IE (not sure if most recent...): some sort of vortex
Chrome and safe mode: snake going through a Portal TM pair with White Beret Man riding
by Dobblesworth
Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: April Fools 2012 roundup
Replies: 40
Views: 11375

Re: April Fools 2012 roundup

http://www.aprilfoolsdayontheweb.com is an annual list of happenings.
I'm waiting on what Blizzard pull out; they often do a good show.
by Dobblesworth
Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why FaiD?
Replies: 62
Views: 10518

Re: Why FaiD?

This thread made me feel old.

Also cox cox cox (an eight-man rowing boat)
by Dobblesworth
Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!
Replies: 623
Views: 124208

Re: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!

Wearing the hood up on fleece clothing at night in February in the northern hemisphere seems pretty justified to me.
by Dobblesworth
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Admit it. Your first OS is your favorite.
Replies: 81
Views: 47263

Re: Admit it. Your first OS is your favorite.

Hahahaha.

First Win 95
Second Win ME
Third Win XP
Fourth Win Vista
Four-and-a-half-th Ubuntu (on the side, long since cast aside)
Fifth Win 7

I definitely consider 7 my favourite. XP > Vista > Ubuntu.
by Dobblesworth
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"
Replies: 165
Views: 34971

Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

The long-awaited sequel to 610
by Dobblesworth
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Remembering comic...
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Re: Remembering comic...

I bet that other 5% of the OP is feeling very smug right now.
by Dobblesworth
Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Diaspora Alpha
Replies: 8
Views: 1929

Re: Diaspora Alpha

I have one account on the "diasp.org" hosters of Diaspora. I've done more on it than I have my G+ profile, but it's barely touched and filled out and I only have friended a few similarly geek privacy-aware peeps from college. I'm not ready to completely desert Facebook/Twitter.
by Dobblesworth
Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 276792

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Ghostbear wrote:As a New Hampshireite (New Hampshirer? New Hampshirian? person from that really boring state?)

New Hampshireman (or woman). Just like Yorkshireman.
by Dobblesworth
Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 453722

Re: WoWzers!

Thoughts on the MoP from the perspective of a rather veteran hunter player... - Oh fuck I guess I oughta stop my Thunderfury progress - Theramore? Alright Horde, you will pay. Seriously. I am only held back in mercilessly obliterating every square foot of forsaken military in Southshore because they...
by Dobblesworth
Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Red Vs Blue; Rooster Teeth and other such parody fun
Replies: 59
Views: 11719

Re: Red Vs Blue; Rooster Teeth and other such parody fun

I'm sortof enjoying the current series, but it's rather heartbreaking how it's all foregone conclusion with the freelancer stuff. Washington's gonna be a right jerkass, Wyoming's gonna go mental, South will betray North, Maine will become Meta, CT will pop her clogs in a desert... The Epsilon Gulch ...
by Dobblesworth
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer 40k: Space Marine
Replies: 27
Views: 3879

Re: Warhammer 40k: Space Marine

Bought it Friday, finished campaign mode Sunday night. Easy mode regrettably. I started on Normal but kept repeatedly dying early-ish in the storyline, a battle event where you first encounter an Ork Nob requiring combo-mashing closing with a stun and then the 'struggle to the death' combat, which i...
by Dobblesworth
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1295667

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I nth the statement that 'Dragon' is an awesome name. Draco'd just make you sound a Harry Potter fan<gender>; Pendragon the same for Arthurian mythos and might make you sound a little more poncy IMO.
by Dobblesworth
Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3100887

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Really minor thing, but I hate people on Twitter retweeting follow fridays of themselves. What does this achieve? I am already following you, I don't need to see messages telling me to follow you. Related really minor thing on Follow Fridays. If you need to make 5 tweets worth of individuals you th...
by Dobblesworth
Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Torchwood
Replies: 123
Views: 14218

Re: Torchwood

Been watching Miracle Day and generally enjoying it so far. Ep 6 or previous spoilers. The '45 Club'. I do wonder how they planned out this re-invention of suicide, as you'll land and still be alive but have broken wrist/neck/arm/leg/spine and pretty much conscious. Gonna be sucky. Poor ...
by Dobblesworth
Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: World War Z’ Movie Causes Controversy on the Web
Replies: 9
Views: 3269

Re: World War Z’ Movie Causes Controversy on the Web

Yeah, it's gonna be a fairly weak zombie film and will probably just feel like a 28 Time Period Later flick if it's missing the core idea of post-war interview and flashback plotline. And maybe it upgrades Brad Pitt's character to the saviour role the book hands over to the South African apartheid c...
by Dobblesworth
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 276792

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Being the outsider, I'm honestly startled that a candidate with some sane, agreeable thought-out policy would resign from the race before even entering the athletics stadium, let alone stand at the starting block.

Tim Pawlenty, you came third in an opinion poll. That's pretty damn good.
by Dobblesworth
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 163279

Re: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder

I presume Wheatley's sitting "upside-down" or has his 'eyeball' rotated and is reading Machiavelli just fine!
by Dobblesworth
Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tottenham Riots
Replies: 261
Views: 29667

Re: Tottenham Riots

Turning up to magistrates court in casual slacks, swearing at media, and using a copy of The Metro as a cheap attempt to cover up your face, is certainly one avenue to not redeem yourself in any sense in the eyes of the public, Mr. 31-yr old teaching assistant from London.
by Dobblesworth
Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America
Replies: 46
Views: 6273

Re: Captain America

That's a rather badass wallpaper. I look forward to seeing a combat longbow squaring off alongside particle cannons. Also interesting that the Iron Man shot suggests another Mark above whichever Mark finished Iron Man 2 when Tony made unobtainium in a garage particle accelerator, thus producing a tr...
by Dobblesworth
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tottenham Riots
Replies: 261
Views: 29667

Re: Tottenham Riots

I'm pretty disgusted. I'm going to trust the Met when they say they fatally shot a civilian who was armed and bearing, resisting arrest and shooting another officer. It's tragic that it happened. But it is no grounds to call "police state/brutality" and spend your Saturday night burning do...
by Dobblesworth
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0931: "Lanes"
Replies: 253
Views: 62675

Re: 0931: "Lanes"

Fuck cancer. Seriously.

My mum got breast cancer when I was about 16, but they caught it early and surgery and chemo got done within a year. I'm coming on 22 now and things have been good since. That's my personal story.
by Dobblesworth
Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: 24 GB of RAM
Replies: 9
Views: 2260

Re: 24 GB of RAM

Some sort of online gaming multiboxing.

If I got the funding to have twenty four gigs, presumably I can afford extra accounts :P
by Dobblesworth
Wed May 25, 2011 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Towel Day May 25th!
Replies: 138
Views: 20995

Re: Towel Day May 25th!

Took a grey handtowel and looped it off my belt. Spent the day down at the engineering department. May have gotten one or two looks. One of the teammembers in this electronics project we're doing did notice it and asked if I was a hitchhiker. While he recognised the notion of walking around with a t...
by Dobblesworth
Sun May 22, 2011 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Pirates of the Caribbean: on stranger tides.
Replies: 9
Views: 2650

Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: on stranger tides.

- The priest/mermaid especially irked me. Elizabeth/Will in the first three, particularly At World's End, wasn't the greatest of romantic acting, and the makers felt obliged to re-insert a sincere love story when it was clearly supplementary. - The lack of naval battle displeased me. I dunno, would'...
by Dobblesworth
Fri May 20, 2011 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3100887

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I fear some excrement could once again start flying in one of the societies I'm a member of. Last term we took the, relatively, at least in recent history, unprecedented step of banning a member entirely from society activities, for numerous violations in the field of 'doing it wrong' and pissing of...
by Dobblesworth
Sun May 15, 2011 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor
Replies: 23
Views: 2365

Re: Thor

I certainly enjoyed it. Received numerous laughs from me, though disappointed they didn't play around with "it's hammer-time!" "but wait, you, I remember you, in the mountains" or follow up the numerous outcries of "madness" with reference to a certain Laconic city stat...
by Dobblesworth
Sat May 14, 2011 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Good introduction to thermodynamics?
Replies: 6
Views: 2895

Re: Good introduction to thermodynamics?

"Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach" by Cengel & Boles is one the Cambridge engineering course recommends for the thermo modules. Got a copy; it's pretty okay, but ours is one where the lecturers provide the handouts, lecture notes and course notes and textbooks are only optional ...
by Dobblesworth
Thu May 12, 2011 10:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3100887

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

This is a message to Dobblesworth of the past, approximately 18 hours in the past. Do not go to that party you are considering going to tonight. There will be absinthe. And Mouse Trap student drinking game edition. And the creation of cocktails most foul through cider, mint-flavoured shampoo-appeara...
by Dobblesworth
Tue May 10, 2011 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mobile phones
Replies: 74
Views: 8704

Re: Mobile phones

HTC Hero Android, acquired Christmas a year and a half ago. Was a long-overdue upgrade to a failing Nokia... 72... something-or-other... i. One of the earlier ones that thought it would be hilarious to stick a radio, a camera and the internet inside. The SIM card running it was even more veteran, in...
by Dobblesworth
Tue May 10, 2011 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3100887

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Rant: goddamnit Dobblesworth why is your mind so dirty?

I've just been contemplating that banana/evolution/intelligent design conundrum on the basis of it being shaped just right for it to be a surrogate penis.
by Dobblesworth
Sun May 08, 2011 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British voters say "no" to AV
Replies: 94
Views: 8094

Re: British voters say "no" to AV

I fear I'm going to get ridiculously flamed for this by saying I voted No. In a university campus enclosing constituency with a LibDem MP that went 55% Yes and had a LD council hold on Thursday. But here's some of my reasoning. - I didn't vote out of scaremongering of BNP arguments. As an aside, the...
by Dobblesworth
Fri May 06, 2011 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 453722

Re: WoWzers!

I don't think Springvale's been nerfed. Glancing at wowpedia he did get fiddled with in 4.0.6 to give him a double damage buff in the event of being kited outside his chamber. I'd guess it's only content decay in terms of players being better geared to meet the DPS requirements of the encounter, kno...
by Dobblesworth
Fri May 06, 2011 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: UK AV Referendum
Replies: 33
Views: 2948

Re: UK AV Referendum

AV Referendum -ish debate did receive some chatter in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=35323 [2009 start but slightly necro'd over time so go a few pages forward]
by Dobblesworth
Wed May 04, 2011 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 408461

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

Thank you Canton Everett Delaware the Third
d11s02e02_wallpaper_04.1.jpg

To see the desktop itself, just imagine the Windows 7 start bar in red at the bottom of the screen and a system clock app in top-right corner.

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