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by Angua
Wed May 24, 2017 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2615216

Re: Post your boat race.

I feel like green/blue tips is becoming a forumite trend!

Congrats on the DPhil and all the awesome pics.
by Angua
Wed May 24, 2017 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6463
Views: 501360

Re: Trump presidency

What really puzzles me is that now France is leaking as well??
by Angua
Wed May 24, 2017 10:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7801563

Re: Thoughts for ships

Spoiler alert for 3 CW shows
Spoiler:
Could we have a break from all the downer endings? Supernatural, Supergirl and the Flash so far, and I don't have high hopes for Arrow because that's the second broodiest of them all (second to Supernatural).
by Angua
Wed May 24, 2017 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Supergirl
Replies: 42
Views: 7896

Re: Supergirl

I thought the double standards with the uproar about sewing the atmosphere with kryptonite at the end of the last season which was never-should-be-done thing cause supergirl and superman are good was really awful. Especially now that we have lots of good White Martians. There should have been anoth...
by Angua
Tue May 23, 2017 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosions at Ariana Grande concert - 19 dead.
Replies: 6
Views: 5252

Re: Explosions at Ariana Grande concert - 19 dead.

Cross posting from the Trump thread: Long time lurker here, can't remember a lot of my BBcode, so sorry if I haven't linked this properly Not really wanting to go back to an old argument, but the current culture of leaking within American intelligence seems to be starting to have real effects. Ameri...
by Angua
Tue May 23, 2017 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6463
Views: 501360

Re: Trump presidency

Long time lurker here, can't remember a lot of my BBcode, so sorry if I haven't linked this properly Not really wanting to go back to an old argument, but the current culture of leaking within American intelligence seems to be starting to have real effects. American officials have been criticised f...
by Angua
Thu May 18, 2017 8:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531025

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Apparently you can still be considered but need letters and things from people attesting it is ok that you've turned your life around. But I'm not sure that not getting jail time is going to help with that, and I still stand that getting reduced sentencing because of what your potential career might...
by Angua
Wed May 17, 2017 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531025

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Oxford Medical Student doesn't get jail sentence cause she's got her name on papers (basically). I literally do not understand this. Surely being convicted of a felony (even if the sentence is reduced) means you can not become a doctor. Also, having drug addiction on your record as part of that sho...
by Angua
Mon May 15, 2017 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NHS cyberattack
Replies: 82
Views: 18859

Re: NHS cyberattack

I haven't heard of any attributable deaths (Jeremy Hunt is missing, presumed unmissed), and I had a look on several news sites, but it'll be too early to tell anyway what deaths are fall-out of this and which are just what you'd get normally among potentially seriously ill and injured people. Param...
by Angua
Sun May 14, 2017 10:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7801563

Re: Thoughts for ships

Surely that's a caterpillar?
by Angua
Sun May 14, 2017 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: I AM GROOT! (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Replies: 87
Views: 24786

Re: I AM GROOT! (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Biggest spoiler of all, I forgot to add, came in one of the several intra-credit Stings... It appears that Stan Lee is not a Watcher. It has long been suspected that he was one, thus his presence in many capacities in many other films, and part way through we even see that he's with Watchers, b...
by Angua
Sat May 13, 2017 10:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NHS cyberattack
Replies: 82
Views: 18859

Re: NHS cyberattack

I'm confused by why that article calls the person who stopped the malware an 'accidental' hero. Makes it sound like they were just randomly registering domain names for shits and giggles and happened to run into that one.
by Angua
Fri May 12, 2017 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NHS cyberattack
Replies: 82
Views: 18859

Re: NHS cyberattack

Ah yes, the mythical thing that can happen to computers. Updates.
by Angua
Fri May 12, 2017 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NHS cyberattack
Replies: 82
Views: 18859

Re: NHS cyberattack

Why did no one tell me that I had forgotten to link the news article in my first post??? :roll:

Anyways, thebbc article has been updated with more details on the nature of the attack so far.

Edit: sounds like this attack is bigger than just the NHS, with reports of affected computers worldwide.
by Angua
Fri May 12, 2017 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NHS cyberattack
Replies: 82
Views: 18859

Re: NHS cyberattack

Apparently that was what was coming up on the screens? But it seems to be more disruptive than that looking through other articles - maybe they have just repurposed something else? I don't think it's clear yet what the extent of what's going on is???
by Angua
Fri May 12, 2017 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NHS cyberattack
Replies: 82
Views: 18859

Re: NHS cyberattack

I don't think the NHS has the money to pay the ransom....

And yeah, at least half of the computers are still using XP. At my old hospital they were trying to upgrade them, but had to leave some computers not upgraded because the theatre op note system couldn't work on the upgraded systems.
by Angua
Fri May 12, 2017 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NHS cyberattack
Replies: 82
Views: 18859

NHS cyberattack

Apparently a bunch of hospitals in the NHS have been hit by a cyber attack - locking people out of computers and demanding $300 in bitcoin. It doesn't seem to have hit my hospital (I'm not in work today). I can't say that I'm surprised given that most hospital computers I've come across force you t...
by Angua
Thu May 11, 2017 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 234593

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

So, I thought I was crazy when I moved to England and had been spelling lightning wrong all these years (I spelled as lightening) but now have seen a couple different people from home spell it such on facebook, wondering if it's a regional thing there and am not so crazy after all!
by Angua
Thu May 11, 2017 5:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2287075

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Just to make sure people get the salient [hah] bit at the end: Still, Dr. Titze said he would not advise eating a lot of salt to lose weight. If his results are correct, more salt will make you hungrier in the long run, so you would have to be sure you did not eat more food to make up for the extra ...
by Angua
Mon May 08, 2017 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 234593

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I think the l makes the vowel sound even longer? Like the l is almost pronounced, but not quite, so it elongates it? Iunno.
by Angua
Sun May 07, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2287075

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Bitter-sweet humour: Learner prevented from passing driving test due to instructor . (As a bonus, though, police Twitterer fails basic grammar test.) I wonder: if an instructor has lost his license, can he still give tests? Is he still qualified? I mean, they say, "Those who can't do, teach.&q...
by Angua
Sun May 07, 2017 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 570
Views: 82136

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

I don't know, asking people if they have siblings? To say 'they are siblings'. To be honest, I don't actually have to worry much about the brothers and sisters things, because I don't know that many people with enough siblings for it to make a difference.
by Angua
Sun May 07, 2017 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 570
Views: 82136

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

I use siblings all the time.
by Angua
Mon May 01, 2017 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: I AM GROOT! (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Replies: 87
Views: 24786

Re: I AM GROOT! (Guardians of the Galaxy)

I think that might be my favourite marvel movie yet. They went into such great depth with the characters. I thought it was quite interesting getting more of an insight into Nebula and Gamora's childhood. They have both dealt with their abuse in different ways - Nebula has lashed out and outwardl...
by Angua
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: In scientific's definition, in a fantasy world would a beastman or an elf be considered the same species?
Replies: 24
Views: 7386

Re: In scientific's definition, in a fantasy world would a beastman or an elf be considered the same species?

Technically, their offspring need to be able to reproduce as well. Horses and donkeys are not the same species, but you can still get mules.
by Angua
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Microsoft access issues [solved]
Replies: 0
Views: 4843

Microsoft access issues [solved]

In someone's infinite wisdom, they have made it so that our patient list is on Microsoft Access. It has been set up so you can input in stuff to make a patient appear on the list and then if you add in a discharge date they magically disappear. All well and good. What I need to be able to edit is wh...
by Angua
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Supergirl
Replies: 42
Views: 7896

Re: Supergirl

So, that got pretty dark. I guess we're hitting serious mode for the end of the season, but jeez.
by Angua
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6463
Views: 501360

Re: Trump presidency

I mean, to be fair, a lot of people who complain about the lack of a 'British' identity or 'white culture' miss the point. Of course there is a British culture. It includes toad in the hole, mince pies at christmas, having tea in the afternoon, Christmas crackers, flaming Christmas puddings, talking...
by Angua
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kubo and the Two Strings
Replies: 61
Views: 12594

Re: Kubo and the Two Strings

Worked fine in Moana. Not sure where it was implied they had to have an accent just because they were POC. Weren't a lot of Moana voice actors actually Polynesian? This was exactly my point? Moana had a Polynesian cast, with actors who you could understand fine (oh noes, can't have voice actors wit...
by Angua
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kubo and the Two Strings
Replies: 61
Views: 12594

Re: Kubo and the Two Strings

Worked fine in Moana.

Not sure where it was implied they had to have an accent just because they were POC.
by Angua
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kubo and the Two Strings
Replies: 61
Views: 12594

Re: Kubo and the Two Strings

Well, it would be nice for main POC roles to go to POC actors for big screen movies. Instead they keep going with the 'safe' option of casting an already known white actor for the role and going 'welp, not our fault there are no bigscreen POC names' when the only way to become a bigscreen name is to...
by Angua
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1895
Views: 476433

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Hey guys, So there was a game I used to play when I was younger, and now I cannot remember the name of it or too many details... but here's what I remember: The game was for PC, you could download it from the internet. I played it sometime in 2003-2006 ish time period on Windows XP. I think it was ...
by Angua
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 405711

Re: Questions For The World

I had never heard hoover until I moved to the UK.
by Angua
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7801563

Re: Thoughts for ships

Magnanimous wrote:I just understood this thread's title. Fleeting thoughts is like a fleet of ships. Oh.

Finally.
by Angua
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6463
Views: 501360

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, I was there thinking 'pretty sure he was using it against Germans, being an ethnic minority doesn't mean you don't count'. Also, there's not much of a difference between scooping up innocent people to kill them with gas rather than just killing innocent people with gas on the street.
by Angua
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2615216

Re: Post your boat race.

Lol. From the boredom of my current job.
by Angua
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2615216

Re: Post your boat race.

Zohar wrote:I can't believe you would do that after what Spiderman did for you :) Also that is awesome!

Actually, I got the picture with the storm trooper first.

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