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by SlyReaper
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534504

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Yeah maybe. It doesn't feel right leaving it unlocked anyway, I'd be paranoid about some yoofs getting in and messing it up just for giggles. I'm back at the Spanish garage, they reckon it will take about 1 hour to do the basic repairs. Then when I'm back in Old Blighty, there are some dents and scr...
by SlyReaper
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534504

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

First night on holiday in Spain, I wake up to find my car broken into, passenger window smashed, and significant damage to the door. Taken it to the nearest garage to get it fixed, but it won't be done until tomorrow lunchtime at the earliest, because they have to order the parts in. In the meantime...
by SlyReaper
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819780

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

So one of those "you had to be there" things. I can understand that.

So Re Zero only has one more episode. It better not end on another bloody cliffhanger.

Spoiler:
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by SlyReaper
Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819780

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Is that why everyone loses their minds over Akira, the animation quality? I never did understand why it got such a cult following.
by SlyReaper
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1475
Views: 256232

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

kingofdreams wrote:i'd first assumed it was a sarcastic retort to whatever officiant lauded the eu as the winner in the medals table. my enduring naivete may be my best feature

Was it not?
by SlyReaper
Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker
Replies: 168
Views: 21623

Re: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker

Waller herself is the 'bad guy', insofar as she kills a handful of innocents in an effort to cover her ass. Yeah that bit kinda broke the character for me. They weren't cleared to know the things they'd learned - so debrief them! Make them sign a bit of paper that says they won't tell anyone? Murde...
by SlyReaper
Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Earth-mass planet found in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri
Replies: 27
Views: 8022

Re: Earth-mass planet found in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri

I would point out that Venus' magnetic field is extremely weak, and is closer to the source of solar wind than us - it seems to have held onto a thick atmosphere quite well. What little magnetic field it does have seems to be caused by the solar wind itself, interacting with Venus' ionosphere. It do...
by SlyReaper
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Earth-mass planet found in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri
Replies: 27
Views: 8022

Re: Earth-mass planet found in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri

Again, a thick enough atmosphere would tend to even out any temperature fluctuations caused by orbital eccentricity, especially given the time difference between "summer" and "winter" would be just five and a half days.
by SlyReaper
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Earth-mass planet found in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri
Replies: 27
Views: 8022

Re: Earth-mass planet found in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri

Orbiting that close to its star, I would expect it to be tidally locked to the star. So there will be a hot side and a cold side, and maybe a moderately temperate zone somewhere between the substellar point and the day-night terminator. It would be interesting to find out the characteristics of its ...
by SlyReaper
Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 127
Views: 38446

Re: Pokemon Go

Niantic aren't exactly winning hearts and minds are they.
by SlyReaper
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 127
Views: 38446

Re: Pokemon Go

Xanthir wrote:Just use PokeVision instead for now.


Welp. So much for that.
by SlyReaper
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819780

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

SlyReaper wrote:Re: Zero

Spoiler:
So anything the whale kills is forgotten? Why do I have this sinking feeling that Rem is permanently dead now even if Subaru uses his return-by-death ability?


It's good to be wrong.
by SlyReaper
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 127
Views: 38446

Re: Pokemon Go

So I've been playing this for one day. My thoughts so far: * Charmander has a firey tail and is therefore clearly the best starter * Nobody needs this many Zubats * Squirtle is now my white whale. I found one out in the wild, caught it, but it broke out of its pokeball and skedaddled. * Gyms seem to...
by SlyReaper
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819780

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Re: Zero So anything the whale kills is forgotten? Why do I have this sinking feeling that Rem is permanently dead now even if Subaru uses his return-by-death ability? Also, Puck is suddenly a badass? Why doesn't he ever break out the big guns to save Emilia? Also, I notice he referred to her as...
by SlyReaper
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 51002

Re: Overwatch

Her dart's 80 damage or 80 healing, and feels like it fires about once a second; that makes her single-target healing 60% stronger than Mercy's. If she can land all her shots, and neglecting reload time. So, in practice, substantially less. Her "duel" combo (dart -> sleep -> dart + nade) ...
by SlyReaper
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 51002

Re: Overwatch

I've played a few games with Ana now, I think it'll take a while to master the character. Trying to snipe one's own team mates, not as easy as you'd think.
by SlyReaper
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 51002

Re: Overwatch

It's patch day, and it's a minimum of two Anas per team!
by SlyReaper
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1475
Views: 256232

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]


Every photo I've seen of Boris since the referendum, he's been a picture of misery.
by SlyReaper
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 51002

Re: Overwatch

My three most played heroes are, in order, Mercy, Lucio, and Symmetra. Yeah, I'm the helpful one. Only played Hanzo once, and that was because of a weekly play-list where your hero was randomly selected.

4th most played is Bastion. Please don't hate me.
by SlyReaper
Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 51002

Re: Overwatch

I swear the BM is getting worse. Someone wins a game, they gloat about how "ez" it was in chat. Someone loses a game, they blame their team, or hurl insults at the winners for using a particular tactic. It's almost every game now.
by SlyReaper
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 51002

Re: Overwatch

Joined a game.

Team mates had already picked 2 Widowmakers, Hanzo, Tracer, and Genji. On Hanamura attack.

Left a game.
by SlyReaper
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 51002

Re: Overwatch

He was on the other side of the objective, there are stairs leading up to it.
by SlyReaper
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 51002

Re: Overwatch

So I just did the thing with Genji, got to the rooftops around Point A and found a Bastion instead of a widowmaker.

Since I hardly ever play Genji, I completely forgot about my parry ability. I just ended up ducking in and out of cover, keeping the Bastion occupied. I'm an idiot.
by SlyReaper
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819780

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Every time I think Re: Zero can't get any more harrowing, it gets more harrowing.
by SlyReaper
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 51002

Re: Overwatch

If I'm on attack at Temple of Anubis (and hardly ever anywhere else), I'll pick Genji. There's a really nice flanking route that you can use if your character can climb walls. I can get up behind where the enemy widowmaker usually stands, and get a cheap kill in if there is indeed one there. If not...
by SlyReaper
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 51002

Re: Overwatch

If I'm on attack at Temple of Anubis (and hardly ever anywhere else), I'll pick Genji. There's a really nice flanking route that you can use if your character can climb walls. I can get up behind where the enemy widowmaker usually stands, and get a cheap kill in if there is indeed one there. If not,...
by SlyReaper
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 51002

Re: Overwatch

Everyone seems to love playing Hanzo, and I get a sinking feeling every time a team mate locks him in. Effective Hanzos are extremely rare, and always on the enemy team.
by SlyReaper
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 51002

Re: Overwatch

Quite apart from costing games, this also just isn't very fun. They call it "tilt". Your performance will be worse due to frustration at the game. It's not my performance. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that. I mean, well, I'm not a pro, I no doubt make plenty of mistakes. But I'm ...
by SlyReaper
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1475
Views: 256232

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

I'd rather have Boris as a TV show presenter than as someone wielding political power.
by SlyReaper
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Top Bear!
Replies: 170
Views: 32810

Re: Top Bear!

I hear Nigel Farage is in the market for a new job.

Funny, most opinions I've seen have been that Evans ruined every scene he was in, while LeBlanc made it more tolerable.

I lost interest after episode 3. I look forward to the Amazon thing with the previous trio.
by SlyReaper
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 367191

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Arya, on the other hand, just did something far worse than anyone else on the show has ever done. Oh that's just nonsense. She cooked people and fed them to their father for her own enjoyment. That at the very least puts her even with Joffrey and Ramsay in their most deranged moments. Are you telli...
by SlyReaper
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 367191

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

I liked the part where Dany gave Tyrion the hand job.
by SlyReaper
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 339798

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Horizontal, yes. Say you're in a circular orbit, just burn retrograde until your periapsis is inside the atmosphere. If your forward trajectory intersects the ground while you're still in space, you're coming in too steep.
by SlyReaper
Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 339798

Re: Kerbal Space Program

What kind of descent angle are you coming in at? Usually, I just adjust my orbit to that periapsis is about 30km to 40km.
by SlyReaper
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 51002

Re: Overwatch

I hate snipers. I really really hate them. The good ones always seem to end up on the enemy team, and just stand there insta-killing anyone who comes into view, no matter how you're moving, how much you're jumping or flying around, they always get the headshot. And then you see in the kill-cam their...
by SlyReaper
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1475
Views: 256232

Re: British EU referendum in June

I've decided to vote Remain. Will do so after work. I still have strong reservations about the anti-democratic nature of the EU, but I've been persuaded that our elected parliament does have the means to push back on EU directives. As evidenced, for example, by the fact we're not in the Euro zone. I...
by SlyReaper
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 367191

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

I did enjoy the whole episode, even if a lot of parts were predictable and the plot was as straightforward as it could get. Predictable indeed. Knights of the Vale coming to the rescue - they've been building up to that for pretty much the whole season Ramsey getting eaten by his own dogs - I c...
by SlyReaper
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 51002

Re: Overwatch

Nobody plays Winston? I sure as hell do. I often start games as Bastion, just to provoke the enemy team into switching to Genji. Then out comes Winston for some Genji-murdering fun times. Last game I did this, I managed to get three of the opposing side to switch to Genji. My angry gorilla made very...
by SlyReaper
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1475
Views: 256232

Re: British EU referendum in June

There's defensiveness, because the pro-Remain camp were quick to link the attack to Brexit. The first reference I saw to the supposed alignment was in a vocally Leave-leaning publication, whilst the organisation often accused of over-supporting the Remain camp left that detail out of its reports fo...

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