50 posts • joined 11 Dec 2009
To quote Douglas Adams :
There is an art, or, rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
So technically the ISS is flying not floating or falling
Sounds like a load of ...
Male bovine effluent to me.
Re: New version of Cluedo
Already been done ....
Re: What measure of 'drink' did these Americans use?
Ironic, we've just booked a dept tour of the hogs Back brewery
Personally I always wanted to invite certain members of staff there and see if they really can organise a piss up.
Expect to find some very drunk Goldfish down there
IT is decisions like this
that undermine peoples faith in the legal system and paint it as emminently corrupt and on the side of big business/rich b*****ds. The law all too often appears to be for sale, which is rather depressing.
R.I.P. Lester, will miss your stories
I still have an old toshiba T1000XE as well as one of the first Dell colors producedm around '97. Both are still going strong.
Re: Empire Readers
Couldn't agree more, Jeremy Brett was by far the most accurate Holmes
Thought everuone new
The chicken crossed the road to see his flat mate.
I am fortunate
enough to still have a solid gaming group. Almost never player AD&D though, started with Traveller and RuneQuest and moved on from there. Currently engaged in a Rolemaster Campaign.
That would be the pension you have paid into all your working life to EARN would it or paid through taxes/national insurance to the government for your state pension. Not quite the same thing really.
Re: Bruce Bruce
He also wrote a rather dubious book by the name of :
Lord Iffy Boatrace
Iffy was the word
Re: Out that whole lot..
Still have an Atari 2600 (the second black plasitc design not the wood effect one - that died), also had the FX-570. Wanted the Big Trak but could afford it at the time.
Also remember work (An Art & Design uni) getting several of the Quicktake cameras in when they were newly out. Were VERY popular with the students.
Thanks for making me feel old.
Swear like Troopers
Loved the description from the beeb site. Apparently the Clangers whistles are supposed to be proper sentences converted and they are supposed to swear like troopers.
Hope they do a better job than most of the reboots we've seen.
If this guy is Lukin ...
does he have a father called Anake
I'll get me Jedi robe
Haven;t got a sinclair but..
I did find whilst clearing my house out for a move an old Texas Instruments Ti 1250 calculator from c1976.
Put batts in switched on and the old red LED display lit up perfectly and the thing still works. a blast from the pasr.
Re: released from Where?
Why not, in Britain we have the towns of Upper, Lower and Middle Wallop. Not as good as North Piddle though
They need to be careful or heads will roll
Re: Civilised war
Wasn't there a Star Trek episode where the war was "computerised" and if you were informed you were a casualy you had to report to a termination centre but there was no actual physical damage. It might have actually been called War Without End.
Not sure I get this
I always thought that a missile like the tomahawks etc are launched with a preset target which it then autonomously flies to and impacts.
The report as I saw seemed to be referring to re-usable robot craft capable of many missions and capable of selecting their own target rather than a specific assigned target.
I may have misunderstood but I think the UN may be referring to re-usable craft rather than fire once.
Re: Eadon A Controvertial Topic (for a change)
Are you aware how many morons there are in the world?
Re: I thought this kind of thing had been explained as a 'wick effect'?
Amazing, it seems that that picture stayed in the minds of everyone who sawit. I can still remember that issue of the Unexplained and the picture itself. Happy memories.
Beer to quench the internal flames
Re: it's 42
There is a theory that It is actually impossible for both the ultimate question and the ulitmate answer to be known at the same time, if it ever happens the universe will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre abd inexplicable.
There is another theory that this has in fact already happened.
From the HHGttG, Douglas Adams
I avoid social networking sites like the plague. I wonder how many of the current using generation will find stupid posts and embarrassing facts coming back to haunt them later in life. So few people seem to fail to realise that once it's on the web it's there for good. Big brother won't forget.
And so the story repeats itself
What is it with this country. We have a long and fairly illustriuous history of invention and inovation, so why whenever we discover/create the next greatest thing we totally fail to make anything much of it and we end up trailing everything else.
Now that's an idea
I think thats meant to be a Nazgul, now that's an idea
The Witch King of Angmar Vs The Dark Lord of the Sith
That would be a rumble worth watching
6 years ago
Back in the day there was a clip doing the rounds on email showing a gent doing precisely that. A bloke ironing a shirt on the floor, phone rings puts iron to ear, yells in pain. I found it in my old email funny archive dating to Oct 2006.
The end of an Era
RIP Sir Patrick, one of a kind now gone. Always loved Sky at Night though didn't follow it as often as I'd have liked. Pleased to have caught his last show (quite by chance) last week.
Cheers for everything.
I picked up the box set of the original Quatermass, Q2 and the pit (probably the same as reviewed) only 2 or 3 weeks ago. I too was a little miffed by the lack of the original Quatermass series beyond ep 2 but it's a shame that Stob did not watch Q2 as it is much better quality than the original Q. episodes.
Re: @ Robert Long 1
I think the word you were looking for is depilation, dilapidation is what happens to houses.
Paris, well because...
Not much to lose really
Chucked some cash their way. If it works wonderful if not it not a huge loss. We LOVE to see it though, I lost a great deal of my youth to that game.
Speaking of Elite there's a kickstarter going for David Braben to update ELite for the 21st century
Re: almost forgot
It was the first FPS I know of to do that, Fallout had them too but thats RPG and third person.
BTW Isn't the Marathon picture actually from Marathon 2, the first one never had the sawn offs.
Why Res Evil 2 not 1. I found the original far more scary than the second one. The camera angles were brilliantly (if annoyingly) positioned for max surprise. Made me jump out of my seat more than once.
From Russia with l;ove
I am fairly sure that at the begining of FRWL bond actually had a proper Bentley which was replaced in Goldfinger with the DB5.
Fell free to correct if necessary
Black Helicopter .. Well it's Bond
Have they reached Fukushoma yet?
Be prepared for a giant, mutant, radioactive redbacks terrorising Japan with eight laser shooting eyes, firey breath and able to spit poison 200yds - I give you Redzilla
Re: It needs two more legs and some big fangs
NO, not a minigun it should have a frikkin laser
Re: Remind me again
Perhaps it would be sensible to STOP walking for the few seconds it takes to look at the wizzy, wonderful app or maybe slow down a bit or just maybe not try crossing the feckin road with their nose is buried in their mini-fondleslabs
Just a thought, (which is what these idiots need)
My first thought when I saw the picrture was a giant cosmic fist.
As I recall the StarFurys from Babylon 5 were quoted by a NASA boffin as being pretty well as they may design a future starfighte. Having thrusters on the wing tips for maneuveriing and proper newtonian fligth machanics.
Does it check the lift is there before entering? Does it check overhead? Can it be fitted with Tasers, ball bearing launchers or tear gas?
Shouldn't that be
Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets - CLODs
seems more appropriate for the politcally correct bias
Well it IS ....
The Jesus Phone isn't it.
Would have loved
to have heard that cross examinaion in court,
Prosecuter - Mr Fish can you see the perpetrators in this court?
fish - -O-
Prosecuter - Is that yes or no?
Fish - -O-
Icon - Another Mass Fish murderer
I thought they were talking about DfS for a while there
Why they don't use on-line voting (probably)
Apparently ine of the key parts of the voting system (according to reports I have read) is that the vote is supposed to be secret. This was because in the old days prospective MPs used to pay people to vote for them, if they could ID the voter they new who pay. With on-line voting you would pretty much HAVE to Id yourself in order to avoid repeat voting or automated voting fraud or politicians buying votes directly (and probably claiming the money back on expenses).
Personally I would hav eno problem with people knowing my vote or on-line voting but the fraud side needs to be dealt with first.
Re. did anyone read title as head of strasi...
Actually, I read it as Head of State, I was hoping to see an artical about the Queen putting the boot into politicians. Now that would worth seeing.
Of course I din't know
The data was protected wasn't it.
RAF Space Command is born! Bring on Jet Ace Logan and his sidekick Plum Duff.
Alien... Does it need explaining.