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Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 16 Jul 2007, 18:43
Replies: 5
Views: 4,023
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Vista & Partitions

Again, not that I know of. Sorry.

:(
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 16 Jul 2007, 15:15
Replies: 5
Views: 4,023
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Vista & Partitions

Basically, no.
In all likelyhood Vista will have a fit because it's no longer on the drive it thinks it's on and the partition table has changed. You can try as you don't exactly lose anything if it...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 3 May 2007, 10:45
Replies: 8
Views: 2,480
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Media Players not playing standard DVDs

Sorry I probably should have been more specific.
Assuming you still have ffdshow installed, open video decoder configuration from your start menu. Go into the codecs list and find mpeg2 in the list....
Forum: General Discussions 6 Mar 2007, 19:19
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: The limpwristed excuse for a currency that is the US dollar, and you!

You have additional income taxes? Ouch.

The UK state health service is funded through a combination of income tax + national insurance so most people don't pay for private medical insurance,...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Mar 2007, 02:25
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: The limpwristed excuse for a currency that is the US dollar, and you!

It's complicated: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/rates/it.htm

Basically in the new tax year that's coming up soon, you get £5,225 (just short of $10,200) tax free and then there's a series of bands (10,...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Mar 2007, 02:06
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: The limpwristed excuse for a currency that is the US dollar, and you!

5.3% instant access ISA, bitches.

You poor, poor americans :(
Forum: General Discussions 2 Mar 2007, 02:01
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By meglamaniac
The limpwristed excuse for a currency that is the US dollar, and you!

As of the time of writing, the dollar is worth 51p according to various currency exchange places. This is pretty low and feeble.

Such lack of spinach eating in a currency brings benefits to us...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Feb 2007, 15:57
Replies: 91
Views: 2,773
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: #forums

I would be there but my main PC exploded recently, so until I get the parts I need to fix it (tonight hopefully) then reinstall the entire damn OS, you'll have to muddle through without my...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 13 Feb 2007, 15:54
Replies: 8
Views: 2,480
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Media Players not playing standard DVDs

It sounds like you sorted it now, but for future DVD decoding issues ffdshow (http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDShow.htm) decodes DVDs and just about everything else too, in media player.
Forum: General Discussions 27 Jan 2007, 16:16
Replies: 298
Views: 11,414
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Wife problems

Christ, general discussions has morphed into GBS.

(divorce btw)
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 23 Jan 2007, 21:20
Replies: 3
Views: 1,963
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: odd SATA problem

It definately sounds like you're having power issues, especially the drive refusing to open. Other than that, check the jumpers (on the PATA drives) and try swapping data and power cables about to...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Jan 2007, 21:16
Replies: 86
Views: 1,917
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Drifting towards 21

I do this sometimes, although usually only when someone has severely pissed me off. I like to think that when it comes to a face to face discussion I can argue a point better than most, but if I'm...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jan 2007, 15:45
Replies: 24
Views: 1,503
Posted By meglamaniac
Rape: should liers lose the right to anonymity?

This issue seems to resurface every year or so in UK politics and on the news.
My question today was brought about by a report on BBC news I saw at lunch (online version here...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jan 2007, 19:50
Replies: 56
Views: 1,650
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: People thinking American's are stupid.

ITT people make themselves look stupid.
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jan 2007, 18:28
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A good way to spend seven and a half minute.

I thought this was going to be shit.
It was ok, if something of a harsh setup.
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 9 Jan 2007, 17:59
Replies: 3
Views: 1,856
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: PC to LCD TV

Er, well what did you connect it to the laptop with?

And what inputs does the TV have?
Forum: General Discussions 7 Jan 2007, 15:58
Replies: 161
Views: 7,083
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: OK GD people, which book are you reading now?

I'm going to buck the trend by announcing that I'm reading non-fiction :o

This survival guide...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Jan 2007, 15:52
Replies: 35
Views: 1,250
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: VGA Planets - new game, looking for players

In true beureaucratic style, I'm going to defer judgement on this thread to someone who is actually a GD mod rather than risking everyone shitting their pants.


I'm such a pansy :(




...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Dec 2006, 00:35
Replies: 442
Views: 22,304
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A Plane Problem

Jesus H Christ.
Forum: General Discussions 24 Dec 2006, 01:09
Replies: 48
Views: 1,302
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: the power of music!

Why, if I'm not mistaken it's Mr Cheerful!
Forum: General Discussions 23 Dec 2006, 17:15
Replies: 69
Views: 1,954
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Disappointment

I can't think of anything that stands out as being a major disappointment for me this year.

I'd nominate Labour but anyone who's still disappointed by them now clearly has inexplicably high...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Dec 2006, 16:37
Replies: 48
Views: 1,302
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: the power of music!

I remembered one I should have thought of before really.

Queen - The Show Must Go On


When you actually listen to the lyrics and realise that as he sang them Freddie already knew he was dying,...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Dec 2006, 01:05
Replies: 48
Views: 1,302
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: the power of music!

I don't know why but Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol does it for me.

Yeah yeah emo fag etc. It still does though.
Forum: General Discussions 22 Dec 2006, 18:46
Replies: 43
Views: 1,432
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Survivor of GD : In what way has being here affected you?

Through various forum events and/or dramas I have learnt that, on the internet more than anywhere, people are often very different underneath the persona they project. I've also learnt that when...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Dec 2006, 18:23
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Freeview box and VCR question

You have two options.

Option 1 (assuming your freeview box has an aerial passthrough):
Get another length of aerial cable and connect the passthrough on the freeview box to the aerial in socket...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Dec 2006, 18:18
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: So Anyway...

Peace on earth and goodwill to all men.

But not women or transexuals, oh no.
Forum: General Discussions 22 Dec 2006, 13:06
Replies: 442
Views: 22,304
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A Plane Problem

I think that's where he's going, and what you said is exactly what I said in an earlier post. I hope we are the ones who're getting it or we'll look silly :(
Forum: General Discussions 22 Dec 2006, 13:05
Replies: 442
Views: 22,304
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A Plane Problem

I think I see another way to address this.

Instead of planes, lets talk cars.
Imagine you have a car on a freewheeling treadmill - i.e. the sort they have in a garage to test cars at high...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Dec 2006, 14:54
Replies: 442
Views: 22,304
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A Plane Problem

Read my second example Cura.
Expecting the treadmill to prevent the plane accelerating assumes that when the wheels are traveling double the speed of the plane, the wheel bearings exert an opposing...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Dec 2006, 14:51
Replies: 442
Views: 22,304
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A Plane Problem

Another example:

Imagine the plane has no engines and the treadmill moves forward, always at the required speed for takeoff. Would the plane ever take off? No. All that would be accelerating the...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Dec 2006, 14:33
Replies: 442
Views: 22,304
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A Plane Problem

Ok here's how I understand what Mark is saying (I'm prepared to be corrected!):

Imagine the plane is stationary at the end of the runway, but the treadmill is already moving. So the wheels on the...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Dec 2006, 13:08
Replies: 30
Views: 1,279
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: I see you're still alive...

Oh my god you're back!
How's 3D pong (that was you wasn't it?)
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 9 Dec 2006, 18:56
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: NTLDR Missing

Not necessarily Phil - if it is a faulty drive controller on the motherboard or dodgy memory then it will screw up writes as well as reads.

Granted, if that's the case then any files created with...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 9 Dec 2006, 14:05
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: NTLDR Missing

If you want to check the memory, go here:
http://www.memtest.org/

Download the pre-compiled bootable ISO and burn it with Nero or similar, then boot off the CD and leave it for a while (an hour...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 6 Dec 2006, 18:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: NTLDR Missing

I'd start keeping an eye on your files.
If you notice some going missing, reverting to earlier versions or things like that then it's definately time to replace some hardware. Drives are cheaper...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 6 Dec 2006, 17:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: NTLDR Missing

If you've done all those things then I'm afraid it's probably either the drive dying, or the drive controller on the motherboard dying.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Dec 2006, 13:36
Replies: 31
Views: 1,130
Posted By meglamaniac
omgaliens

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2006/dec/HQ_M06186_Mars_Briefing.html

They are announcing a "significant find on mars" at 13:00 EST (18:00 GMT if I've done my maths right). There's already a lot...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Dec 2006, 14:58
Replies: 68
Views: 1,747
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A Tale of Confusion!

He certainly lacks a degree of tactfulness.

Degree, see?!



Oh **** the lot of you :mad:
Forum: General Discussions 4 Dec 2006, 01:30
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Advent has arrived

Heh. Good work rob <3
Forum: General Discussions 2 Dec 2006, 19:21
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Advent has arrived

I got bored. Anyone fancy being Jack for the holidays?

http://www.megla.net/bauerpower.jpg
Forum: General Discussions 2 Dec 2006, 18:25
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Advent has arrived

He does not celebrate the holiday of the western Infidels!
Forum: General Discussions 2 Dec 2006, 14:56
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By meglamaniac
Advent has arrived

So now is the perfect time to christmasificate your avatars!

I've got the ball rolling :)
Forum: General Discussions 1 Dec 2006, 22:19
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: IE 7 (hey leshy)

Jesus H Christ he's right!
Forum: General Discussions 1 Dec 2006, 20:02
Replies: 25
Views: 2,030
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Alexander Litvinenko

Heh. That's fantastic.
Forum: General Discussions 1 Dec 2006, 20:00
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: IE 7 (hey leshy)

That's really not the point though.
You don't design general purpose software for the educated minority, you design it assuming the user has no prior knowledge of computing terminology.

Stop and...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Dec 2006, 17:59
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: IE 7 (hey leshy)

I've used IE7 in the labs, but put off using it on my machine at home til it's a bit more mature. Here is my opinion:

I like the UI. I have always hate hate hated that Firefox hides the tab bar by...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Dec 2006, 17:46
Replies: 25
Views: 2,030
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Alexander Litvinenko

If this isn't the Russian government, I lean towards the rogue agent explanation. Either way, they're not looking terribly good right now.
Forum: General Discussions 30 Nov 2006, 11:26
Replies: 25
Views: 2,030
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Alexander Litvinenko

It's turning into an 80s film script pretty quickly.
Forum: General Discussions 28 Nov 2006, 14:29
Replies: 74
Views: 2,207
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: TV Licenses

To be perfectly honest I'm happy to pay my license when I get shows like Planet Earth, and one of the most highly regarded news agencies in the world.

However, when I genuinely didn't need to pay...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Nov 2006, 17:40
Replies: 68
Views: 1,747
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A Tale of Confusion!

I think you answered your own question anyway.

I've been in similar situations before (as I'm sure you have) and the knockback is just a risk you have to take. So long as your mates aren't wankers...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 25 Nov 2006, 01:27
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Ntsc / Pal

PCs use neither PAL or NTSC, so you're correct; it doesn't matter
Forum: General Discussions 17 Nov 2006, 11:25
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Tasered because he didn't have his student card

I said racial profiling because had that been a white guy, I seriously don't see him being tasered.
Forum: General Discussions 17 Nov 2006, 01:22
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By meglamaniac
Tasered because he didn't have his student card

http://dailybruin.com/news/articles.asp?id=38960
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/10325914/detail.html

Cellphone video (citizen journalism - fight the powah!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyvrqcxNIFs...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Nov 2006, 12:56
Replies: 31
Views: 1,056
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: What do you love?

I've never been one for "large" pets such as cats and dogs. I've kept guinea pigs before though, just because they're utterly hilariously stupid in everything they do.

Lowbrow entertainment? Yes,...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Nov 2006, 02:13
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By meglamaniac
[No spoilers!]Has anyone seen The Prestige?

**Please do not post spoilers**

I saw it this evening.

Ordinarily it's not a film that would catch my attention, but a friend wanted to see it so I went along with her. I'd seen no trailers for...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Nov 2006, 01:44
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By meglamaniac
It's official: Democrats win the senate too

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2006/

Oh dear, George - looks like it's lame duck territory now. Already he's done a dramatic about-face and is promising to work with his respected colleagues, etc...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Nov 2006, 15:46
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: mp3 question

True, but not much use in this case, when he wants to record "live" audio that lasts more than 60 seconds.
Forum: General Discussions 5 Nov 2006, 15:35
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: mp3 question

Which has a maximum single record time of 60 seconds.

I really don't understand why they still supply that crap to be honest. Either upgrade it (at least to more reasonable record times) or scrap...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Nov 2006, 01:15
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: mp3 question

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Forum: General Discussions 5 Nov 2006, 00:19
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: mp3 question

Get a recording program, make sure your recording mixer is set to "Wave" or equivilant (sometimes called PCM, MP3, etc), hit record then hit play. There's no other easy way when it's embedded in...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Nov 2006, 23:59
Replies: 68
Views: 2,434
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: It's time to talk about games you're waiting for!

You can officially colour me green.
I heard from somewhere (I think maybe Gamespot?) that it was going to impliment dual screen support - tactical map on one, action on the other. Can you...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Nov 2006, 18:46
Replies: 68
Views: 2,434
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: It's time to talk about games you're waiting for!

Oh! I nearly forgot, in the "already out" category is Defcon (http://www.everybody-dies.com/).

It's a recreation of the screen in Norad in that awful 80s film War Games. Comedy genius :)
Forum: General Discussions 4 Nov 2006, 18:06
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: PSP and DS

Personally I like the DS more.

The PSP has some major problems. Firstly, it's more of a fashion item than a console, and needs to be treated as such (the oh-so-delicate screen and bloody...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Nov 2006, 17:22
Replies: 68
Views: 2,434
Posted By meglamaniac
It's time to talk about games you're waiting for!

Here's the ones I'm interested in...

Yet to be released:
Spore (if you haven't heard of this, you're living in a hole)
Alan Wake (cool-sounding psychological thriller type thing)
World In...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Nov 2006, 15:33
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

This is ancient history. Do we have to start it up all over again?
Forum: General Discussions 1 Nov 2006, 19:40
Replies: 94
Views: 5,355
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Favourite Quote from a movie

From "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels:"
Context: If you don't know it I really think it's about time you went and saw one of the best known brit-flicks made in our generation.

"I don't...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Oct 2006, 02:11
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [spoilers] Who's been watching BSG S3?

I've just watched Collaborators, and while not as good as Exodus 2 in my opinion, I'm pleased it seems to be continuing the original premise of the show.

Regardless of whether we agree with some...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Oct 2006, 15:31
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By meglamaniac
[spoilers] Who's been watching BSG S3?

This post contains spoilers for the first 4 episodes of Series 3.

So Battlestar has been running again for a few weeks now, and I've been keeping up with it. There used to be a few people on here...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Oct 2006, 15:11
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Uni and Computer Science

Loughborough uni student checking in!
Computer Science at Loughborough, as I have learned slightly to my cost, doesn't have a lot to do with coding. Therefore, you've probably made the right...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Oct 2006, 15:09
Replies: 14
Views: 997
Posted By meglamaniac
Last time it was bouncing balls...

...this time it's paint (http://www.bravia-advert.com/paint/thead/).

Once again, stunning :o
Forum: General Discussions 18 Oct 2006, 00:07
Replies: 32
Views: 2,395
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Parent Teacher Meetings

official megla stamp of approval :up:
Forum: General Discussions 9 Oct 2006, 08:46
Replies: 63
Views: 2,211
Posted By meglamaniac
Exclamation NK performs successful nuclear weapon test; World: "uh oh"

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6032525.stm...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 7 Oct 2006, 02:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,522
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Divx Problems

FFDShow (http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDShow.htm).

No, it's not a codec pack.
Yes, it will decode DivX and Xvid
Forum: General Discussions 3 Oct 2006, 14:42
Replies: 39
Views: 1,384
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Boris Johnson and the Tory Party

Even if he was bright enough to make that argument (doubtful) it has a fundamental flaw:

There is no less choice now than there was before. The choice is simply over different food. The guidelines...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Oct 2006, 13:51
Replies: 39
Views: 1,384
Posted By meglamaniac
Boris Johnson and the Tory Party

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5402100.stm

Oh Boris, you card!
Way to alienate most of your party, your leader, and most of the British public - all in the name of getting support from a...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 19 Sep 2006, 14:48
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: regex help

Heh. The trouble is, they're powerful and quite often the only sensible way to go about doing any pattern matching above simple tokenising. They're also a lot easier to build than they are to read.
Forum: General Discussions 17 Sep 2006, 22:08
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By meglamaniac
Well, the new series of Spooks...

...is bloody brilliant.
As the opener is a two-parter I'll be watching the next episode on BBC3 shortly, but if you missed the first one tonight try and get a repeat if there is one!

Nothing like...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Sep 2006, 12:14
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: More crazey stuff in the British Labour party.

So far as I'm concerned this is a good thing. The more they tear themselves apart, the less chance there is of them being in office after the general election.
Forum: General Discussions 9 Sep 2006, 12:13
Replies: 44
Views: 1,347
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Waistcoats

How dare you.
Forum: General Discussions 9 Sep 2006, 00:52
Replies: 47
Views: 11,925
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Score with the Internet Girl!

lol cant be bovered to figur that one out way to much effort!
gotta go now mum sez its passed my bedtime and i hav to take her to tesco 2morro morning. gonna get sum white lightening for my playboys...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Sep 2006, 00:46
Replies: 47
Views: 11,925
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Score with the Internet Girl!

quality, thats cool babe. my mum can so them bak on if u like will ask later.
fang what u talkin bout hitler for u some kind of nazi fag? me an my playboys wiill sho u how its done, no pansy swords....
Forum: General Discussions 9 Sep 2006, 00:38
Replies: 47
Views: 11,925
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Score with the Internet Girl!

don listen to that fag babe hes such a loser, me an all my mates cud hav him anyday of the week no wot i mean? serious
Forum: General Discussions 9 Sep 2006, 00:34
Replies: 47
Views: 11,925
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Score with the Internet Girl!

sok babe my mum screens my email anyway. briteny is my fav popstar, do u ware skool uniform like her?
Forum: General Discussions 9 Sep 2006, 00:15
Replies: 47
Views: 11,925
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Score with the Internet Girl!

Doods it's totally an FBI agent rofl amirite?!
J/k babe I bet u'r hot! R u hot? send pix to [email protected] if u r!!

name - megla
special power - internet player
age - 22
online...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Sep 2006, 13:19
Replies: 54
Views: 1,896
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: omg NOOOOOOOOO

Poor dude.
Stabbed through the heart by a stingray barb. At least it was quick I guess.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 3 Sep 2006, 18:49
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: regex help

Got it.
For future reference:

[^\/]*$

A character that is not a slash ([^\/]) followed by anything (*) followed by the end of the string ($)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 3 Sep 2006, 18:33
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By meglamaniac
regex help

Ok, my mind's gone blank here and I'm just going round in circles.

Lets say you have a localised path to a file on a webserver, eg:

/dir1/dir2/dir3/file.ext

There is no telling what the file...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Sep 2006, 14:01
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Labelling images was never so much fun!

I think the idea is that images will be shown again and again to different pairings. If enough people agree on "meeting", "congress", "conference" or whatever then "pink" will probably be lowered in...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Sep 2006, 13:38
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Labelling images was never so much fun!

It's a pretty inspired bit of social engineering really.
Make an internet fad, make it fun and, co-incidentally, make the participants do all your work for you! For free! In their lunch breaks!
...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Sep 2006, 15:52
Replies: 69
Views: 2,178
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Things that will never be funny even in jest

I wish to add the Garfield movies to this list. Seriously. Even the trailers make me cringe, and they're supposed to be the "best" bits :(
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 1 Sep 2006, 12:40
Replies: 2
Views: 1,233
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Resolution Woes

Sounds like there is a problem in the graphics system somewhere. I'm going to go with the standard "have you got the latest Forceware drivers" before anything else.
Forum: General Discussions 29 Aug 2006, 20:56
Replies: 27
Views: 1,673
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Hey Tomkat it was me!

I will drive after drinking (wait, don't shoot me yet) but I'm so anal about it that if it was possible I'd be more sober on those occasions than normally. By which I mean I will allow myself a lager...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Aug 2006, 11:36
Replies: 111
Views: 4,791
Posted By meglamaniac
Forum: General Discussions 26 Aug 2006, 02:27
Replies: 111
Views: 4,791
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: "Tell me an interesting fact about yourself"

I met "the voice of BT" in their recording studio. Regretabbly she is not the 20-something slim girl in business attire I think we would all like to imagine.

In April a cocaine dealer in Amsterdam...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Aug 2006, 18:02
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Breaking News!!

This news just in:

Old man in "grumpily complaining about the state of things" shocker!
Forum: General Discussions 23 Aug 2006, 18:00
Replies: 60
Views: 2,075
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: tv-shows

Lost restarts soon.
Battlestar Galactica does too, for the military sci-fi geeks among us.
Top Gear has finished but is well worth looking at (by which i mean buy the dvds ofc)
Seconding the...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Aug 2006, 21:29
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Where can I buy kerosene?

I did actually come back just now to say "I are not a terrorist".

However, now that I've been rumbled, I must cough to my plot to smuggle kerosene on board a United Airlines plane in a drinks...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Aug 2006, 21:17
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By meglamaniac
Where can I buy kerosene?

I have found an old (possibly from before I was born) kerosene lamp in the loft. Being a bit of an outdoor/survival nut, of course I have to make this work just to see the pretty flames as I get it...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 15 Aug 2006, 13:36
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Really Basic Maths

Ok, I've worked this out from scratch (couldn't remember enough about how to do it) so it could be wrong. But I don't think it is. In GCSE terminology what you're trying to do is a "slide" operation...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Aug 2006, 21:43
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: How convenient

So far as I'm aware hospitals in the US are legally required to treat regardless of insurance/money if it's an emergency and/or a case of life or death. I'm not 100% sure i've got that totally...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Aug 2006, 19:49
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: How convenient

You may be happy to accept that. Personally I feel that most of the problem is created by the public blindly accepting or even ignoring what their politicians are doing without asking any real...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Aug 2006, 17:42
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Wanker of the month - August nominations

John Reid for being a scheming bastard.
Forum: General Discussions 10 Aug 2006, 16:15
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: How convenient

And decided to get there first?

Shazam!
Forum: General Discussions 10 Aug 2006, 16:02
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: How convenient

Not that I'm aware of (I could be wrong) but the Torys have. Cameron for President :salute:
Forum: General Discussions 10 Aug 2006, 15:59
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: How convenient

Well if I have to spell it out:
My point is he's using cheap psychological ploys to trick "the public" (the not-so-bright majority of the public anyway) into supporting his plans. That is not how...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Aug 2006, 15:39
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Posted By meglamaniac
How convenient

Yesterday, John Reid was waffling on about how we might have to curb our freedoms in order to defeat terrorist (link (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5257518.stm)).
Today we get a full blown...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Aug 2006, 18:11
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: London Town

Paging Yahwe's sofa to thread #191899!
That'd be an interesting experience all round, I feel.
Forum: General Discussions 9 Aug 2006, 18:09
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Anakin calling r1-r10 old timers.

Hurrah for self-moderation!
Forum: General Discussions 8 Aug 2006, 23:49
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Any of you living in london, it looks like you just missed out...

All thanks to Thames Water if you believe that Panorama report.
Although they're not nearly as bad as my local suppliers, Severn Trent, who are under investigation from the serious fraud office....
Forum: General Discussions 8 Aug 2006, 23:30
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Any of you living in london, it looks like you just missed out...

Your opinions on the concept aside, I say again:
If it can go off without a hitch in the infinately more paranoid New York, with the infinately more trigger happy NYPD, then there is no reason on...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Aug 2006, 22:22
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Any of you living in london, it looks like you just missed out...

If it can go off fine in LA and even NYC post 9/11, then I don't see how the transport police can make such a mountain out of a molehill. If they're going to start pumping lead into anyone who looks...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Aug 2006, 21:16
Replies: 68
Views: 1,747
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A Tale of Confusion!

Count me in to what stew said.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Aug 2006, 21:16
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Any of you living in london, it looks like you just missed out...

Yeah it's being condemned by the police because someone holding a water pistol on the tube might be confused with an omgterrorist.

Oh please.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Aug 2006, 19:47
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By meglamaniac
Any of you living in london, it looks like you just missed out...

...on Streetwars! (http://www.streetwars.net/index.php)

Registration has closed and the game is already running, but it looks really cool and is such a simple idea. If it comes round again, it...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Aug 2006, 17:51
Replies: 68
Views: 1,747
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A Tale of Confusion!

I flit between Computer Science and Information Science, as my course involves modules run by both. My home department (for things like personal tutor and course administration) is Computer Science...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Aug 2006, 15:50
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Crazy Shopping Fashion Goods!!!

Closing thread. Banning user.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Aug 2006, 15:46
Replies: 68
Views: 1,747
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A Tale of Confusion!

Euphamism alert!


Say hi to my university buddy for me - what department is she in, out of interest?


If it ever comes to confrontation, I expect a repeat of certain Friends episodes. You...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Aug 2006, 13:17
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [Middle-east] Crisis update

Hezbollah is highly unlikey to accept any peacekeeping force in Lebanon under the current proposals. The talk at the UN is all about buffer zones, which effectively means territorial loss to the...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Aug 2006, 12:40
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [Middle-east] Crisis update

I wasn't saying the US will turn against Israel - just that there's only so long they can continue to support the Israeli offensive without losing face themselves. Sooner or later they'll press...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Aug 2006, 01:26
Replies: 68
Views: 1,308
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [George Galloway] Sky News pwned

Oh I'm not saying the man's a saint. Far from it. He just happens to be right this time.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Aug 2006, 00:55
Replies: 68
Views: 1,308
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [George Galloway] Sky News pwned

I know people dismiss him out of hand as a raving loonatic, but a lot of what the man had to say in this interview was right on target. It's always satisfying to watch the news anchors squirm when an...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Aug 2006, 00:53
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By meglamaniac
[Middle-east] Crisis update

Yeah I know, but there's not been much discussion for a while.

I just discovered this handy rundown of the day by day events (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/5239142.stm). It's...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Aug 2006, 20:32
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [Bats] Have you seen them recently?

I like bats.
At least I think I like bats. I like the thought of bats. If one landed on me I'm not so sure.

In answer to the question, yes, and I can still hear them too, with my youthful ears!
Forum: Programming and Discussion 6 Aug 2006, 23:14
Replies: 1
Views: 881
Posted By meglamaniac
Global shortcuts in windows

Does anyone know of a program which will do this?
So, for example, I can set up [ctrl][shift]+s to run a program?

Ta muchly.
Forum: General Discussions 5 Aug 2006, 03:08
Replies: 87
Views: 2,243
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Animal Rights

I don't really agree with testing on intelligent animals (by which I mean primates and others of similar intelligence levels) as it does basically amount to torture. I'm not really sure how much that...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 5 Aug 2006, 02:49
Replies: 9
Views: 1,433
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Can't find CD

copy it (as in the folders and files) onto your brother's machine then burn it back to a CDR. Problem solved.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Aug 2006, 00:32
Replies: 51
Views: 1,269
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Truth

Let me know where, and I'll film the rampage.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Aug 2006, 00:28
Replies: 51
Views: 1,269
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Truth

You all seem to be arguing different variations of the same thing while making the same mistake. Truth is based on observed fact which in turn links it inescapably to time.

In the medeval ages in...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 28 Jul 2006, 22:27
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Computer wizards, help!

in that case let me be the first to say :confused:

Try getting your hands on a PS/2 one just to see.
Also check in device manager to see if there are any little squeeky friends listed in there....
Forum: Programming and Discussion 28 Jul 2006, 17:05
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Computer wizards, help!

Things needed:

What version of windows?
What type of mouse?

When you say "very old" and "regular" do you mean a PS/2 connector (circular with pins) or a Serial connector (sort of "D" shape...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Jul 2006, 14:26
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: And now the news ...

This thread gets the official moderator :up: of approval.
Forum: General Discussions 26 Jul 2006, 14:24
Replies: 194
Views: 4,237
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: The Big Ol' War Thread

Woo, update (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/5217176.stm).

So they weren't just asked to stop once, they were asked 10 times and ignored. I see there's still no word of explanation...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Jul 2006, 01:21
Replies: 194
Views: 4,237
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: The Big Ol' War Thread

Just to summarize current info:

It was a well established, marked UN outpost.
It had been there for a long time (years).
The area around it was shelled at least 14 times in the last 24 hours....
Forum: General Discussions 26 Jul 2006, 00:57
Replies: 194
Views: 4,237
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: The Big Ol' War Thread

I was just coming to see if anyone posted that.
I mean really.

For.

****'s.

Sake.

It's not even an accident in the sense of "oops we were bombing somewhere and they got caught in it" -...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Jul 2006, 23:34
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Being to only think that stops you

SA forums (just reading not posting) will be the death of me, they have lead to many late nights. However not on important occasions, as I'm not that daft.

Frankly a lot of motivational problems...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 25 Jul 2006, 23:21
Replies: 13
Views: 2,019
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Buying an external hard-drive

This (http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=310738) + this (http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=256891).


Enclosure: 28.58
Drive: 56.26
Delivery:...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Jul 2006, 21:21
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Food. No good for dude

My first thought was "why is rankin reposting an entire onion article" therefore I commend you on acheiving the style you were aiming for.

Congratulations, have a :salute:
Forum: General Discussions 19 Jul 2006, 23:58
Replies: 55
Views: 1,739
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Cooking

It's these sorts of threads that make me realise my culniary skills are lacking.
For example, I have never cooked a joint in my life; not one single chicken have I roasted, and not a ham have I...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 19 Jul 2006, 23:44
Replies: 4
Views: 1,414
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Hosting and such

I'm with these guys (http://www.vidahost.com/). It seems like their medium shared hosting package should suit your needs. I've had to ask their tech support team a couple of questions so far (no...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Jul 2006, 14:30
Replies: 62
Views: 1,391
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Heating Up

Currently sitting pretty at 32C in Nottingam. Which is very uncomfortable for me.
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jul 2006, 18:25
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: On the occasion of my fifteen thousandth post...

Shush lefty.

Huzzahs all round for Jonny!
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jul 2006, 14:34
Replies: 46
Views: 1,180
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A new MMORPG that involves Hamsters...IN SPACE!

terrorists located; dispatch rockets
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jul 2006, 11:09
Replies: 46
Views: 1,180
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A new MMORPG that involves Hamsters...IN SPACE!

It means too long; didn't read.

Stop misleading the poor chap!
Forum: General Discussions 17 Jul 2006, 16:05
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Complaint advice needed.

Fair enough, it's well worth it.
99% of the time motorways are nothing special. You just have to keep alert for that 1% of the time when it all goes nuts. As ste pointed out, even if it's not your...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Jul 2006, 15:59
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Complaint advice needed.

The other thing you don't realise when you're learning is how much concentration it takes to navigate for yourself, and to be on the motorway. When it's not busy it's fine, but if you're in the...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Jul 2006, 14:28
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Complaint advice needed.

The M42/M6 merge round Birmingham is one of the most dangerous stretches of motorway in the country. Oh and there are speed cameras everywhere, literally on every second gantry, because it's such a...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Jul 2006, 13:38
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: what should I watch?

You do realise that's mainly because of the never-ending feud between pirates and ninjas right?

PS. I'm serious damnit.
Forum: General Discussions 16 Jul 2006, 13:23
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Funny T-Shirts

tshirt hell is the place to be

I also have this one (http://www.chargrilled.co.uk/t-shirts/proddetail.asp?prod=m0seals&cat=22) - select "royal blue" from the colour thingy to see how mine looks.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jul 2006, 22:45
Replies: 11
Views: 1,798
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Christ

I vaguely remember you.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jul 2006, 03:11
Replies: 54
Views: 2,295
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: I think Kura was right!

Paging dramallama to thread 191,582. Repeat: 191,582. Thankyou!


Seriously though - way to lighten the mood MM. How about some affirmative action?
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jul 2006, 23:47
Replies: 72
Views: 1,986
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Labour, Tony Blair, Authoritarianism and erosion of civil liberties

Another problem that has not been addressed yet is what happens when you lose this card. If you lose a bank card, it can be canceled. If you lose your ID card, then what?

First of all, the...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jul 2006, 01:23
Replies: 72
Views: 1,986
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Labour, Tony Blair, Authoritarianism and erosion of civil liberties

Frankly Tom I have to say I find your attitude disturbing. Privacy is a right, and one that is becoming harder to uphold with every passing day.

Who cares if my medical records are compromised?
I...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jul 2006, 23:00
Replies: 72
Views: 1,986
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Labour, Tony Blair, Authoritarianism and erosion of civil liberties

Quoted for absolute truth.
Be careful, those of you who would give away your rights in exchange for the perception of security. Once they've gone, it's next to impossible to get them back.

On...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jul 2006, 22:52
Replies: 72
Views: 1,986
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Labour, Tony Blair, Authoritarianism and erosion of civil liberties

It looks like we've already lost Tomkat :(

As others have said, the government doesn't have my fingerprint (I've been a good boy), and they certainly don't have a retina scan.

Why am I worried?...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jul 2006, 18:31
Replies: 22
Views: 699
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: What a horrible job

I was a mystery shopper. I don't have a problem with it, as I've also been mystery shopped while working at my local supermarket.

What goes around comes around.
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jul 2006, 16:32
Replies: 72
Views: 1,986
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Labour, Tony Blair, Authoritarianism and erosion of civil liberties

I didn't actually know that, and it just makes it seem more and more sinister.
If someone had told me back in 2000 that there would be a serious chance of us all having to line up and file through...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 11 Jul 2006, 12:45
Replies: 6
Views: 1,333
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: So i'm upgrading to WinXP Pro...

The major advantage of NTFS is stability. If your PC craps out in the middle the harddrive being used (powercut, crash, whatever) it's an order of magnitude safer than FAT. With FAT in that scenario...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jul 2006, 12:41
Replies: 72
Views: 1,986
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Labour, Tony Blair, Authoritarianism and erosion of civil liberties

I'm aware it will, in all likelyhood, be a case of meet the new boss, same as the old boss. However, I'm at the point where I just want Labour out, and voting Lib Dem won't achieve that (sorry guys),...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jul 2006, 22:44
Replies: 72
Views: 1,986
Posted By meglamaniac
Labour, Tony Blair, Authoritarianism and erosion of civil liberties

I originally posted much of this in response to another thread, but decided it merited it's own discussion.

Earlier, I was reading a blog linked from somewhere or other. This is not normally...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jul 2006, 22:27
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Tory Immigration Policy

Frankly I don't care what their immigration policy is, I'm voting for them next time for 2 reasons:
1) They promise to scrap ID cards
2) They're less authoritarian than Blair.

[edit]
Derail...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jul 2006, 10:52
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Congratulations to Germany

I'm pretty sure the tune they've been playing is "All together now" by The Farm.

This makes sense, as the song is about the somewhat legendary christmas truce in 1914 (link...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Jul 2006, 22:05
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Webdesigners, tell me:

It's mainly done by
1) idiots, or
2) people who have no reason to care if you're pissed off.

eg.
1) Lawl look at my first homepage aren't i great animated gifs orange text on a green background...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Jul 2006, 21:52
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By meglamaniac
Congratulations to Germany

Well done guys, I genuinely wanted you to win that decider. Not just because the opposition was Portugal, but because you deserved it, you're a much classier team, and you've done a damn good job of...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Jul 2006, 12:13
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: This is a great sight.

It kinda looks like the river scene in Swordfish where the dodgy senator dude gets shot. Anyone care to confirm?

In other news, this thread is officially derailed.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jul 2006, 19:40
Replies: 37
Views: 1,015
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: How much do you know about George Bush?

And the export sales of Guiness.
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 6 Jul 2006, 18:21
Replies: 9
Views: 2,005
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Hard Drives

You can get 750GB drives now, through the wonders of PMR. I think there are terrabyte desktop drives in the works for next year.

The problem I always have with RAID 1 is that it seems like such a...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jul 2006, 15:39
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Job-Hunting II - summer work

Are they purely an online operation? I can't find anything about local branches on their site (reed.co.uk)...


[edit]
Scratch that, found it.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jul 2006, 15:31
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Job-Hunting II - summer work

I've just been offered a bar job on a floating restaurant. Not one that's just tied up, it actually cruises up and down the river. If nothing else happens soon I'm seriously considering doing it,...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jul 2006, 15:23
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By meglamaniac
Job-Hunting II - summer work

Basically does anyone know some decent agencies? In the notts area or national ones.

I'm signed up to a few but mainly I'm getting "yeah we've got this brilliant opportunity for you, all you have...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jul 2006, 15:16
Replies: 37
Views: 1,015
Posted By meglamaniac
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jul 2006, 22:14
Replies: 43
Views: 1,386
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Wanker of the Month - July Nominations

After Portugal's performance just now, I'm nominating big Phil Scolari. He's like a fatter and more annoying version of Ronaldo.
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jul 2006, 18:10
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By meglamaniac
Can I clone my own phone?

About 14 months ago I switch to vodafone, who were late supplying the phone and even later supplying the simcard. I finally got the simcard 2 weeks late. Skip forward to last month...

...and I...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 5 Jul 2006, 13:00
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By meglamaniac
Recommended domain registrars?

I'm looking, unsurprisingly, to register a domain. A .net domain.
Does anyone know a particularly good registrar? I just want the domain hosted and the ability to choose my nameservers, all standard...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 5 Jul 2006, 12:56
Replies: 9
Views: 2,005
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Hard Drives

Seagate's warrenty is nice.
Samsung are reckoned to be quite good too.
Western Digital are another one.

I'm actually eyeing up this one...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jul 2006, 11:02
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Who here remembers playing Elite?

I feel I should point out that I wasn't playing on the amiga or those strange RiscOS acorn thingies. No no, I was playing on an Amstrad CPC 464.

Which took 15 minutes to load the game off tape.
...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jul 2006, 20:23
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: I've worked out why Dell are so rich

Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of reputable PC and laptop providers. It's just that Dell isn't one of them.
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jul 2006, 18:23
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: I've worked out why Dell are so rich

The Dell selling technique goes like this:

Advertise a computer at a stupid low low price.
Omit VAT from above.
Omit postage from above.
Omit essentials from above (driver CD, XP CD, etc)....
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jul 2006, 15:26
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Excel Wizkids Help !

Not sure about 2.
As to one, can you clarify?

So you want to multiply each cell in that first column by 1000. Ok easy enough.
Then what? You want to multiply each cell with a corresponding cell...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jul 2006, 18:06
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Who here remembers playing Elite?

Oh right. I think that version is in german (audio + text) though. There are certainly two different versions of the demo. I never really liked the X games as they seemed to require huge resources...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jul 2006, 09:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: If WWII had been a online real time strategy game

Not forgetting that the number of Russian casualties was vastly greater than the rest of the Allies, in part down to Zap Brannigan tactics - "wave after wave of my own men!"
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jul 2006, 09:09
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By meglamaniac
Who here remembers playing Elite?

If you do, try the demo of Darkstar One (http://www.darkstarone.com/). Look in the latest news section for the download links.

It amounts to the sequal to Elite that never happened. There is a...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jul 2006, 08:52
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Check out this!!!

Good lord a myspace band with talent!

Which one are you?
Forum: General Discussions 1 Jul 2006, 20:31
Replies: 55
Views: 1,547
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: England / Portugal

The whole thing was a complete joke.
Both teams were terrible, we played better with 10 men and without Beckham and Rooney, and Rooney basically threw away the match as he'd have been first on the...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2006, 13:15
Replies: 35
Views: 368
Posted By meglamaniac
"Lad's mags" on the top shelf?

You know your politicians have too much time on their hands when they start trying to rearrange the shelves in your newsagents. The BBC has a typically imparital...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jun 2006, 19:43
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Time to call in the sexual harrassment panda

Fair enough if he acted inappropriately then he should face the consequences. However, for his agency (who are ultimately his employer) to not even bother to hear his side of events is pretty...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jun 2006, 19:36
Replies: 21
Views: 5,726
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Oh great internet, fountain of knowledge...

Damnit I was in Nottingham a few hours ago and completely forgot we had a Slaters. I found the ones in Burton and M&S. Might go with Burton as I already have a few of their (cotton) shirts that I'm...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jun 2006, 11:47
Replies: 21
Views: 5,726
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Oh great internet, fountain of knowledge...

I'm looking at around the £20 mark. That Burton one looks worth a look plus they do student discount so that's £18 to yours truely.
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jun 2006, 00:24
Replies: 21
Views: 5,726
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Oh great internet, fountain of knowledge...

I should add to anyone else who might chip in, I'm talking highstreet stores here as frankly you kinda need to try shirts on.
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jun 2006, 00:20
Replies: 21
Views: 5,726
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Oh great internet, fountain of knowledge...

You were close (http://www.marksandspencer.com/IWCatSectionView.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=9575&Product_Id=&Page_Count=0&showAll=showall) - as I said, linen, not cotton.

Goddamnit I'd...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jun 2006, 00:13
Replies: 21
Views: 5,726
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Oh great internet, fountain of knowledge...

Important note: cotton is not linen.

Linen is made from flax and is quite coarse, and also has larger holes between the weave. This makes it a cooler fabric than cotton so good for the summer....
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jun 2006, 00:01
Replies: 21
Views: 5,726
Posted By meglamaniac
Oh great internet, fountain of knowledge...

...where the hell can I buy a plain white linen or linen/cotton mix shirt ffs?
Seriously I've looked all over the place and no-one seems to have such a thing despite it being the middle of summer.
...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Jun 2006, 01:47
Replies: 48
Views: 534
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [Desk] Top

I like to keep mine simple (http://www.megla.net/concept/php/images/desktop06.jpg).

But classy all the same.
Mine is wide for the same reason as JJ - 2 monitors @ 1280x1024
Forum: General Discussions 14 Jun 2006, 17:31
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Some wonderful health news

I love that they used the same picture for both articles and just cropped it a bit.
Forum: General Discussions 14 Jun 2006, 16:09
Replies: 23
Views: 410
Posted By meglamaniac
Forum: General Discussions 14 Jun 2006, 02:48
Replies: 34
Views: 555
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: I won 130

Use it to pay off my debts :(
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jun 2006, 18:13
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

He gets the +20 golden keyboard of controversy.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jun 2006, 14:09
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

I only said the bit about dictionary attacks as a general good practise note. All it means is that if you want your password to be secure, don't make it easy to guess. The most secure form of...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 23:09
Replies: 67
Views: 4,031
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: B&Q and the AC Unit that never was (a story!) - a milf features \o/

It sometimes seems that everyone I know is both richer and more pedantic than me.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 21:58
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

s|k made me smile :(

Also, goddamnit where have I heard that before.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 20:30
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

I'm guessing because there are certain statutory rights which the law does not permit you to sign away. That and probably something to do with needing to abide by all sorts of proceedures which jolt...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 19:48
Replies: 67
Views: 4,031
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: B&Q and the AC Unit that never was (a story!) - a milf features \o/

40 kilograms = 6.29892178 stone, says google. Dunno if that makes it any easier for you.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 18:51
Replies: 67
Views: 4,031
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: B&Q and the AC Unit that never was (a story!) - a milf features \o/

That's "internet forum administrator, SIR!" to you, young hooligan.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 18:18
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

I'm actually tempted to see whether you're willing to take the joke too far :D
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 18:00
Replies: 67
Views: 4,031
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: B&Q and the AC Unit that never was (a story!) - a milf features \o/

Rather a hole in the wall than a hole in the wall with added giblets.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 17:59
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

So basically someone else does the actual brute force bit in advance, then you get to do a much cheaper "match the data" operation? Nifty.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 17:56
Replies: 67
Views: 4,031
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: B&Q and the AC Unit that never was (a story!) - a milf features \o/

What in gods name were you thinking, trying to go down the stairs in front of it?
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 17:48
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

At this point I must bow to pab's superiour knowledge.

PS. I'm being serious, I don't know much about rainbow tables.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 17:43
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

Yes ste, you're now secure :salute:
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 17:43
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

Let me try one more time.

It is not possible in any way shape or form to run MD5 backwards. There is no inverse of the MD5 algorithm. If there was, using it in the first place would be pointless...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 17:28
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

The two concepts are one and the same. It's not possible to reverse MD5, hence the need to brute force it in the first place, hence brute force of password == brute force of MD5 password hash.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 17:18
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

MD5 is no less vulnerable to brute force than any other system, as brute force completely bypasses the encryption system and goes for the vulnerability of the chosen password instead.

It's equally...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 16:24
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

The trouble is, if we say anything more than has already been said, it starts looking fairly bad for Jolt. If it was a case of us screwing everything up then I'm pretty sure they'd be more than happy...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 15:09
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

People need to realise that some people on the mod team are under NDA from Jolt. Because of this, no-one on the mod team wants to risk breaching the terms of those NDAs, which in turn means waiting...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 15:03
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

I'm not immediately aware of any case in government which fits the analogy I used. Although I'm open to corrections of course.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 14:59
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 14:54
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

People should pay more attention to what I'm saying :(
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 14:47
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

If John Major screwed something up on his own, didn't realise the implications, didn't tell anyone he was doing it, then forgot about it and left the government, your analogy is accurate.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 14:38
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

I feel compelled to repeat Jonny's previous statement that the current situation was brought about by previous "employees" of Planetarion, not us forums bods.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 14:17
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

Ok let me spell it out:

Yes, I understand how it was done.
No, we're not going to say until we're certain the problems at our end are resolved.

If you don't change your password, in theory...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 01:12
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

JJ's been away lately. We're warming up the red hot poker of ass lovin' to remind him about that. However, the current situation is a priority.
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jun 2006, 20:13
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Regardless of if you support or disagree with the war on terror..

I saw this earlier too. It elevates taking the fking piss to a whole new level. I don't really know what else to say, other than what were they thinking?!
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jun 2006, 19:06
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

You missed the context of the remark I was responding to.
Hicks was suggesting the breakin was specifically in order to increase his reputation level. I was suggesting it wasn't, and as with most...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jun 2006, 18:54
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

You'd rather he had taken control of your account instead? It would have been trivial to lock you out. I very much doubt he repped himself because he cared, he was probably just having a bit of...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jun 2006, 19:27
Replies: 282
Views: 7,276
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

My 2 cents:

1) JJ has nothing to do with forum upgrades. Jolt still require us to ask them to do even the most trivial things that can't be done through the Mod CP.

2) No damage has been done,...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jun 2006, 15:23
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: idimmu won the internet

This thread fails to deliver in quite a large way.
Forum: General Discussions 7 Jun 2006, 15:07
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [UK] 0870 numbers

That's cool. Good find.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jun 2006, 22:09
Replies: 128
Views: 2,013
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Yo students - AUT strike action

I was just going to post to say that it's resolved but pab beat me to it!
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jun 2006, 15:04
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Music industry gets on high horse...

Yes promotion is a major benefit. However, it doesn't cost nearly as much as the profits raked in, and what is returned to the artist is more often than not completely disproportionate.

An issue...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jun 2006, 14:43
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By meglamaniac
Music industry gets on high horse...

...and misses the point by a wide margin.

BBC Link: Warning over 'illegal' MP3 site (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5051826.stm).

Firstly, it's not their place to say whether it's...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jun 2006, 01:22
Replies: 33
Views: 690
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: My situation

I don't really know what to say to that, other than that with family (and especially parents) like that, it's not surprising you have an issue or two of your own.
I know it's probably impossible...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jun 2006, 00:52
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: An appeal to the internet

The ha-ha was invented for a reason. We really can't have the peasants spoiling the view of the county park.
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jun 2006, 00:02
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By meglamaniac
An appeal to the internet

I know we had a thread about this sort of thing recently, but there is one particular error which is becoming increasingly common - although still not as bad as "alot", which makes me want to kill...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jun 2006, 18:13
Replies: 37
Views: 573
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Wales to England bridge

I still favour wind farms either on or off shore. Frankly Mr Businessman-with-house-in-the-country, I don't care about your spoilt view. The things are far from ugly architecturally, and wind is one...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Jun 2006, 00:23
Replies: 27
Views: 472
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Windows Updates - one not to install for some of you!

Er, not having the issue myself I'm not sure.
There's probably some sort of patch around on the various "naughty" sites or something?

Or he could just buy it :p
Forum: Programming and Discussion 30 May 2006, 17:47
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: DVD's

Afaik it's only illegal to bypass CSS in the states.
Last time I heard anything here, copy protection was expected to accomodate fair use provisions.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 30 May 2006, 14:40
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: DVD's

DVDShrink
Forum: General Discussions 29 May 2006, 02:13
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Earphones

I have the MX500s, I used to use them before I got my current "canalphones" or whatever you want to call them. They are quite good, having a nice even response across most of the range, and more...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 29 May 2006, 02:02
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: DVD's

Single file as in what?

For backup, the easiest way is to install something like AnyDVD which strips the CSS and Region protection off the disc on the fly, then copy the contents of the disc to...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 29 May 2006, 01:59
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Xp home --> xp pro

Yeah I don't really see why they shouldn't work on XP Home. The only real differences are the already mentioned domain networking, and a few other bits like roaming profiles and other "corporate"...
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2006, 02:11
Replies: 170
Views: 2,596
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Plastic Brilliance

Listen up honkeys. These are my personal views and do not reflect the opinions of the moderators. At this point in time they aren't even reflecting how I will act, although they do set out how I...
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2006, 00:43
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: If you're going to sell a faulty latop on ebay...

P-P-P-PowerBook is as old as the hills. It was good, old fashioned SA goon revenge.
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2006, 00:38
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: you know that sony bravia ad?

Heh.

That's actually fantastic.
Is it real, or just a very convincing spoof?

[edit]
Forgot to say, I especially like the destruction of the window. And the flowerpots. It's just daft enough...
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2006, 23:45
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Work Life Balance

Teachers do indeed get nice benefits.
My Dad was a social worker until he retired - early, at 60. He was able to do so due to the much better benefits package you get working for the public service...
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2006, 18:52
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [Games] For those of you waiting for Supreme Commander

I just dread to think of the system requirements for the thing.
With that many units in play and multiple fronts, flanks and counter-flanks that's a whole lot of processing - and that's before you...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 25 May 2006, 18:06
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Raid

Right decision imo.

RAID is a complete waste of time outside of certain specialised (high-volume) server uses.
RAID 0 doubles the chances of data loss on the logical drive (two drives = twice the...
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2006, 17:15
Replies: 28
Views: 631
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: What is your major malfunction?

I share your habit of procrastination. You'd be amazed how long I can take to do mundane tasks when there's revision to be avoided. Case in point, I bumped into one of my friends on the way to the...
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2006, 17:09
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By meglamaniac
[Games] For those of you waiting for Supreme Commander

You probably want to see this (http://uk.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/supremecommander/media.html). Apart from the first 20 seconds or so (with the giant mech thingy) it's all ingame footage. It looks,...
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2006, 23:08
Replies: 35
Views: 427
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Big Oil Profits

Although this has probably been pointed out I can't be arsed to read and check.

Oil is a pretty much a monopoly (OPEC). There is also higher demand than supply, and the gap is only going to widen...
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2006, 22:19
Replies: 65
Views: 1,088
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Grammar/spelling: what really annoys you?

On the semicolon thing, many people tend to use a hyphen instead.

The two are largely interchangeable so I guess it's ok; I like semicolons because they make me look refined!

The two are...
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2006, 22:15
Replies: 65
Views: 1,088
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Grammar/spelling: what really annoys you?

American spellings of english words (hello to you, "center").
People who can't work out where an apostrophe goes. "Wont" has an entirely different meaning to "won't" you guys, go look it up.
People...
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2006, 20:22
Replies: 35
Views: 427
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Big Oil Profits

I have no sympathy for US consumers.
Come pay UK prices then see how you like it, bitches!
Forum: General Discussions 22 May 2006, 20:04
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: How perfect is your parking?

TK: It can be a bit arsey, you cant have any of the car sticking out over the lines and you have to be stopped dead (press space).
Forum: General Discussions 22 May 2006, 18:49
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By meglamaniac
How perfect is your parking?

http://www.playforyourclub.com/parking.php

My best score so far is 52.4 :(

In defference to Yahwe's noble request for more discussion, you may voice your opinion on how accurately this game...
Forum: General Discussions 22 May 2006, 02:44
Replies: 51
Views: 1,145
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: We haven't had a book thread in a while

Da Vinci Code :salute:


I'm interested in finding some decent non-fictional-but-well-presented sciency literature. Like that "Longitude...
Forum: General Discussions 22 May 2006, 02:41
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Who moved that thread to clownshoe corner?

Not guilty yeronna.
Nor do I know who the perpetrator was.
Forum: General Discussions 20 May 2006, 23:07
Replies: 32
Views: 768
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: The Finnish Eurovision entry

And Finland won by a mile - fantastic!
Yahwe now probably fears for his safety.
Forum: General Discussions 20 May 2006, 17:44
Replies: 32
Views: 768
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: The Finnish Eurovision entry

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6666637566522776701&q=lordi

The video is even worse.
This is the best eurovision entry for many many years.

Also, the intro reminds me of Alice Cooper -...
Forum: General Discussions 19 May 2006, 01:46
Replies: 32
Views: 768
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: The Finnish Eurovision entry

You're quite the bundle of joy lately.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 May 2006, 01:21
Replies: 50
Views: 1,163
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: When do you know you're a PA geek...

I'm assuming this is supposed to be on the PD board.
Thus it is being moved there 1ncely.
Forum: General Discussions 18 May 2006, 23:13
Replies: 32
Views: 768
Posted By meglamaniac
The Finnish Eurovision entry

http://www.eurovision.tv/english/finland.htm
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=56085586

Heh.
Listen to "Hard Rock Halleujah" on the myspace site.
The...
Forum: General Discussions 16 May 2006, 23:13
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By meglamaniac
Free (mostly American) TV streams

I just stumbled across this - http://www.channelchooser.com/

A few music stations, some comedy stuff, news and cspan, and some other random stuff.
I have NFI how they're financing it as there...
Forum: General Discussions 16 May 2006, 18:22
Replies: 128
Views: 2,013
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Yo students - AUT strike action

Assuming this isn't resolved, I now have:

One confirmed mark and park
One confirmed going ahead
One unknown
A massive double module peice of group coursework, unknown

Oh the fun.
Forum: General Discussions 15 May 2006, 00:41
Replies: 62
Views: 799
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Emo or Chav

Never ever ever as a chav as I just can't stand the little twats.
But the whole whiney emo thing gets old quickly too.

I don't know what you'd class how I dress as, so I'll list and someone can...
Forum: General Discussions 14 May 2006, 22:56
Replies: 22
Views: 494
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Who are American?

I've seen many more chavish items of clothing than that. It looks quite nice in brown. I personally wouldn't wear it but it doesn't look uber-townie or anything.
Forum: General Discussions 14 May 2006, 22:55
Replies: 35
Ps3
Views: 430
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Ps3

Item: 1 can of white spray paint.

What have you got to lose, except £500 of swanky consumer electronics?
Forum: General Discussions 14 May 2006, 17:54
Replies: 128
Views: 2,013
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Yo students - AUT strike action

ITT, the increasing problem of student apathy is drawn to our attention :D
Forum: General Discussions 14 May 2006, 17:51
Replies: 47
Views: 1,159
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Your Nickname

When I first played PA (yes there was a time, shock horror) someone already had "Megalomaniac", so I thought I'd be daft and went for "Meglamaniac". I registered my forum account shortly afterwards....
Forum: General Discussions 14 May 2006, 02:01
Replies: 52
Views: 544
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Those hijackers granted temporary asylum

I was pointing out the difficulty.

Afghanistan (at that time) was "some lawless survival-of-the-fittest scenario".
The UK isn't, with the possible exception of Slough.

There is no easy way to...
Forum: General Discussions 14 May 2006, 00:52
Replies: 52
Views: 544
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Those hijackers granted temporary asylum

There is no start to chains of events in countries like Afghanistan.
Afghanistan has been constantly ****ed over by just about every major country in existance. The Taliban only came to power after...
Forum: General Discussions 13 May 2006, 18:48
Replies: 52
Views: 544
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Those hijackers granted temporary asylum

I was being more general (as in people on future hijacked planes), but I still think that to condone hijacking for any reason is a dangerous move for aircraft safety.
Forum: General Discussions 13 May 2006, 18:36
Replies: 52
Views: 544
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Those hijackers granted temporary asylum

How about the people on the aircraft and the pilot being threatened?
Yes, the hijackers might know they're not going to hurt anyone. No-one else does.

This is the same reason that the law treats...
Forum: General Discussions 13 May 2006, 18:27
Replies: 52
Views: 544
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Those hijackers granted temporary asylum

So you'd like the official method of getting to a safe haven to be the aircraft hijack in future?
Forum: General Discussions 13 May 2006, 18:27
Replies: 52
Views: 544
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Those hijackers granted temporary asylum

I agree.
The trouble is that the current system is in a downward spiral.

1) It's incredibly random and unpredictable. People lie to make their case seem extra-compelling to be "certain" of...
Forum: General Discussions 13 May 2006, 18:21
Replies: 52
Views: 544
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Those hijackers granted temporary asylum

But the problem is that as soon as you set a limit on what is an acceptable hijacking and what isn't, rather than "all hijackings are unacceptable", you open the floodgates.

There are plenty of...
Forum: General Discussions 13 May 2006, 17:29
Replies: 52
Views: 544
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Those hijackers granted temporary asylum

Because if your country has a policy of granting asylum to hijackers then you're going to see a sharp increase in the number of hijackings.
Forum: General Discussions 13 May 2006, 15:42
Replies: 52
Views: 544
Posted By meglamaniac
Those hijackers granted temporary asylum

Linky (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4767463.stm)

This one seems to be running and running.
Personally I think this is quite a tricky situtation. While understandably a hard message has to be...
Forum: General Discussions 13 May 2006, 15:29
Replies: 128
Views: 2,013
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Yo students - AUT strike action

Well, before anyone goes off at the University for making the problem worse, allow me to remind you that the concept of a strike involves the fact that you are not going to be getting paid while...
Forum: General Discussions 13 May 2006, 15:20
Replies: 43
Views: 970
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: My mum

Sorry to hear it Vaio.
I think anything I would say has already been said by people closer to you, so yeah - just hang in there.
Forum: General Discussions 12 May 2006, 15:14
Replies: 28
Views: 467
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Bird Games

Pheasants are the most suicidal bird known to man.
I used to have to drive down a few country roads to work last year, and I kid you not, this pheasant stood patiently at the side of the road like...
Forum: General Discussions 12 May 2006, 15:10
Replies: 59
Views: 888
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: 15 year old prosecuted for rape, 11 yr old enjoying pregnancy

She doesn't have to, it's legally defined as rape at that age.
Forum: General Discussions 12 May 2006, 15:09
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Maybe some off you have noticed

Damnit. You are one of the non-shit ones.
Is it that you physically can't get any service at all, or that it's not provided with you accomodation etc?
Forum: General Discussions 12 May 2006, 15:03
Replies: 59
Views: 888
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: 15 year old prosecuted for rape, 11 yr old enjoying pregnancy

How many times does have to be pointed out: equal rights doesn't apply to men.
Forum: General Discussions 12 May 2006, 01:37
Replies: 128
Views: 2,013
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Yo students - AUT strike action

As I said: to hold off action until the start of the new academic year.
Forum: General Discussions 12 May 2006, 00:06
Replies: 128
Views: 2,013
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Yo students - AUT strike action

You appear to be missing the point Steven.
Allow me to demonstrate again:

"I was in support of a war against facism until central command needlessly ordered tens of thousands of soldiers to their...
Forum: General Discussions 11 May 2006, 23:18
Replies: 128
Views: 2,013
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Yo students - AUT strike action

I don't mind a strike during normal term, it's easy enough to catch up on one lecture - and indeed this has happened and has been the case for me, and I lived with it. Disrupting final exams is a...
Forum: General Discussions 11 May 2006, 22:58
Replies: 128
Views: 2,013
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Yo students - AUT strike action

Yeah I suppose in context 12.3% isn't as good as it might first seem.
I still think it's unacceptable to screw up the assesments though.
Forum: General Discussions 11 May 2006, 22:50
Replies: 128
Views: 2,013
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Yo students - AUT strike action

It all depends on

a) If your lecturer/examiner is an AUT member
b) If they feel strongly enough to with-hold your grades or stop the assesment entirely

So some people will be screwed over,...
Forum: General Discussions 11 May 2006, 22:46
Replies: 128
Views: 2,013
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Yo students - AUT strike action

Apparently (this is from the VC's email) they rejected 12.6% over three years, which frankly sounds pretty fair to me. It's above inflation by a reasonable margin. Like I said, fair pay is fine. Now...
Forum: General Discussions 11 May 2006, 22:34
Replies: 128
Views: 2,013
Posted By meglamaniac
Yo students - AUT strike action

Has this affected you yet?
It's now filtering through to us at Loughborough.

Up until today I was basically in support of the AUT's quest for a pay rise. What was different today was the email we...
Forum: General Discussions 11 May 2006, 18:49
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: NSA - phone calls list

Frankly I'd be more worried that AT&T not only rolled over and let it happen, but actually colluded to keep it a secret until one of their own employees blew the whistle. It's nice that mainstream...
Forum: General Discussions 11 May 2006, 00:15
Replies: 27
Views: 513
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Some help please

ModCP says it was Stifler (http://pirate.planetarion.com/member.php?u=79165).

See? People with cancer get favours!
Forum: General Discussions 10 May 2006, 21:28
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: BBC Radio listen again service

I think (correct me if I'm wrong rob!) that he meant the bit about MPlayer.
If you scroll to the bottom of the page I posted, there is an "Alternative Method using mplayer" bit. Not sure if this is...
Forum: General Discussions 10 May 2006, 19:05
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By meglamaniac
BBC Radio listen again service

http://www.slashdotdash.net/Articles/Audio/RecordBBCRadio1/

Now, frankly, I couldn't really care less about being able to record it.
What I'm bothered about is the link to the .ram so I can...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 9 May 2006, 23:22
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Linux and Windows Compared: The Facts!

ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzhuuuummmm!

The sound of the satire going over Phil's head :)
Forum: General Discussions 9 May 2006, 22:04
Replies: 57
Views: 1,198
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: look what i did

Onwards to Everest!
Forum: General Discussions 9 May 2006, 20:16
Replies: 283
Views: 3,269
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Dace Paradise

She doesn't half know a lot of chavs.
I give it one day before one of you lot at least tries to email one of them for comedy effect.
Forum: General Discussions 8 May 2006, 15:53
Replies: 36
Views: 369
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Living like this is a full-time business

He has the potential to make it happen, goddamnit!
Forum: General Discussions 8 May 2006, 15:04
Replies: 36
Views: 369
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Living like this is a full-time business

I'm calling shotgun on the penthouse when you get your skyscraper.
Forum: General Discussions 8 May 2006, 15:01
Replies: 52
Views: 590
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Yahwe or UK Legal folk

It's your own fault for driving a BMW; everyone else automatically wants to screw over anyone driving one.
:)


Seriously though, if I was ever clearly at fault for an accident I'd just cough to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 May 2006, 02:23
Replies: 103
Views: 3,087
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: G-lined ([0] Spaming ** Banned until Mon May 8 00:06:17 2006)

ITT, enby raises some good points on oper availability (or lack thereof).
Forum: General Discussions 7 May 2006, 16:35
Replies: 43
Views: 422
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: i just joined the gym

"20 fags a die"

A telling slip there! Your subconcious knows you're slowly killing yourself... :up:
Forum: General Discussions 7 May 2006, 15:46
Replies: 43
Views: 422
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: i just joined the gym

I like rowing machines the best too, probably because they don't tend to knacker you out as quickly as the load is spread over various parts of the body.
Forum: General Discussions 7 May 2006, 15:20
Replies: 49
Views: 592
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Put yourself in my position

I'm pitifully dependant on my mobile phone. Even when I had to send it off once to get it repaired (which took 4 days) I kept patting the pocket it was normally in and repeatedly having "oh shit"...
Forum: General Discussions 2 May 2006, 22:23
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By meglamaniac
Forum: General Discussions 2 May 2006, 22:19
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By meglamaniac
A game thingy that's better than KaneED's game thingy (just kidding rob, chill)

http://www.americandadvsfamilyguy.com/

Yes it's an advert for the DVDs.
Yes it's also a cool fighting game.

The benefits outweigh the disadvantages.
Forum: General Discussions 2 May 2006, 22:10
Replies: 52
Views: 590
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Yahwe or UK Legal folk

ITT sniborp has a full understanding of the forums hierarchy.
Although personally I prefer the term "head homo" as it has both alliteration and blowjob connotations to its merit.
Forum: General Discussions 1 May 2006, 14:52
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner

Various torrent sites have various different copies (some with just the Colbert bit)
Forum: General Discussions 1 May 2006, 14:28
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By meglamaniac
2006 White House Correspondents Dinner

I suggest you get hold of a copy of this, and spool to 54 minutes in, where Stephen Colbert takes over. Both painful and funny at the same time, especially when it pans to the audience who are like :o
Forum: General Discussions 1 May 2006, 12:57
Replies: 34
Views: 1,077
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: What games are you waiting for?

You cut me deep henry :(
Forum: General Discussions 1 May 2006, 00:12
Replies: 34
Views: 1,077
Posted By meglamaniac
What games are you waiting for?

Something of a counterpart to Androme's thread, I thought this might bring cool new games to the attention of those who might not otherwise hear about them.

My list (with added GameSpot linkage):...
Forum: General Discussions 1 May 2006, 00:05
Replies: 73
Views: 916
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: What games are you playing

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (career completed, just doing the challenges now)
Flatout
Trackmania Sunrise (possibly the best game of it's type, period)
NHL 2006
C&C:G - Zero Hour (still!)
Pinball...
Forum: General Discussions 1 May 2006, 00:01
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By meglamaniac
For some reason I find this really compelling

Hurrah, another BBC link (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4950592.stm)!

I think this is a really cool idea, and I'm happy to see that having tested that it works, the guy is making it...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Apr 2006, 14:44
Replies: 27
Views: 472
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Windows Updates - one not to install for some of you!

It's not just flash actually, it's any embedded applet (media player, real player, flash, quicktime, etc).
Yeah it's down to patents, something to do with activex I think, so the fact that they now...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Apr 2006, 01:24
Replies: 27
Views: 472
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Windows Updates - one not to install for some of you!

Mine is legit. I was just pointing this out for those poor sods who're going to be lumbered with it.
Forum: General Discussions 26 Apr 2006, 01:01
Replies: 27
Views: 472
Posted By meglamaniac
Windows Updates - one not to install for some of you!

In with this latest batch of updates is the Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications (KB905474) - it's an optional install, and if you're one of the people who is *cough* not quite sure if their copy...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Apr 2006, 02:07
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [Advice] So, Amsterdam

Boom Chicago looks pretty cool, will definately try and give that a shot.
Sorry Koen, Amsterdam only, much as I like hockey.
Forum: General Discussions 19 Apr 2006, 00:54
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By meglamaniac
[Advice] So, Amsterdam

I'm going for 3 nights, arriving at around 10:00 CET on Saturday by the time we've cleared the airport and got the train to Central Station.

Now, I'm aware many of you will have been.
I'm aware a...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Apr 2006, 00:48
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By meglamaniac
Wakkawakkawakka

First of all, I shall admit to letching this straight from GBS over at Something Awful.
Nevertheless.

www.umpatriots.com/main.htm

They appear to be in order of funnyness, funniest being the...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 20:02
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: It worked last time so I thought I'd try it again

This is no help to you at all, but I'd probably go for three just because I'd get to talk about the mob.
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 17:54
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

It was the Beatles yes, I just wanted to see how "up" you all were on the original artist as it's been covered so many times.

Good work on the Barrymore/Delboy reference there gzambo!
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 03:28
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

One last one before bed.

"Set a Theif to Catch a Theif: A proposed Bill for crime reduction"
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 03:15
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

Taking yahwe's camping idea.

"Fine Woman! You Put The Sodding Tent Up While I Work On My Tan: A fair guide to equality and women's rights"
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 03:11
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

"Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't: A logical interpretation of the Bible"
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 03:10
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

Back to proverbs.

"Blood is Thicker than Water: A practical experiment"
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 03:07
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

Let's see if anyone spots the artist.

"Come Together, Right Now, Over Me: Gangbang technique"
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 02:59
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

"Comfortably Numb: Deepflow's rough guide to narcotics"
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 02:57
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

"My Favourite Mistake: How not to break it to your children"
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 02:53
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

"Boom Boom Boom Boom, Gonna Shoot You Right Down: A consise guide to American diplomacy"

I see an entire potential series of song-lyric/America meldings. Unfortunately they're a bit too easy.
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 02:43
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

"Things Can Only Get Better: Disproving proverbs through politics" - Mr T. Blair.
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 02:38
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

"Don't Stop Me Now: The concise guide to American foriegn policy"

Oooooooooo, get me.
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 02:35
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

Well if we want REALLY bad taste:

"Boom Shake Shake Shake the Room: Inside the Bali bombings"
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 02:29
Replies: 99
Views: 2,001
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: What Are You Listening to RIGHT NOW !

Ya mum lawl lawl lawl.

Oasis - Stop Crying Your Heart Out, having just found the lyric I wanted for the book title thread.
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 02:27
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

Well, if we're doing indie lyrics, you'll never think of Oasis the same way again:

"Hold up... hold on... don't be scared: Basic pickup lines for paedophiles"
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 02:08
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

More proverbs:

"Two Heads are Better Than One: A thesis on genetic engineering"

If I could just find a list of the things, I'm pretty sure there's at least one inane book title available per...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 02:03
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

I suppose it has to be done

"Use Bullets Not Cum: A beginner's guide to shooting"
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 01:58
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

Continuing the proverb theme:

"Strike While the Iron is Hot: an idiots guide to branding"
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 01:50
Replies: 84
Views: 693
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [To increase activity] Amusing Book Titles

"Conquering Rome in a Day: A practical guide to overcoming misleading proverbs"

A little long-winded I know.
Buy hay I tried rite?!
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 01:37
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: respectons toujours les limitations de vitesse

I initially thought it was a (deservingly) harsh parody of that stupifyingly irritating "Nicole??!?! Papa?!?!" advert from a few years back.

Of course it's fake James you ignoramus, even the...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 01:35
Replies: 37
Views: 447
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A local thread for local people

It's easier to answer your questions in reverse order.

"Do we know what caused it?" - No. We have a request up on the mods board (which a Jolt rep reads once in a blue moon) to get info when they...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 14 Apr 2006, 22:34
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Linux advice needed

Yeah, livna still works for xmms-mp3 under FC5.
The only other thing you need is mplayer. For that I followed the advice in this thread (http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=53335).
...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Apr 2006, 19:32
Replies: 37
Views: 447
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A local thread for local people

No idea why it's suddenly fixed again, it wasn't 60 minutes ago - well not for me anyway. I spoke to an op in #jolt over on quakenet around 2 hours ago and he said he'd notify the relevant...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Apr 2006, 02:16
Replies: 37
Views: 447
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A local thread for local people

It now appears to be fixed.
And no the lord high James did not know of any maintenance or upgrades that were planned.

And no we still don't know what actually happened either :(
Forum: General Discussions 14 Apr 2006, 01:46
Replies: 37
Views: 447
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A local thread for local people

Uh oh...

SPAGHETTIOS (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/articles/spaghettios.gif)!
Forum: General Discussions 14 Apr 2006, 01:36
Replies: 37
Views: 447
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A local thread for local people

This thing is shitted up yo.
Most of the people in #forums appear to be without any access.
I somehow have super-duper-full-access despite not having anything at all 40 minutes ago.
Some of you...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Apr 2006, 01:28
Replies: 37
Views: 447
Posted By meglamaniac
A local thread for local people

If you are currently able to post on the forums, please sign in here.
Wilko!
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 11 Apr 2006, 23:57
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Linux advice needed

Ok, I'm slightly drunk (read 4 pints in an hour and a half) so don't take this as gospel.

Hda1 appears to be your recovery partition (often put there by laptop manufacturers, contains drivers etc...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Apr 2006, 23:55
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: someone please do this

That'd be unimaginably funny if someone could do it + video it.
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 10 Apr 2006, 23:42
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Linux advice needed

The very simplest comparison (there are so many things wrong with this that it doesn't bear thinking about) is:
KDE: Think Windows
Gnome: Think OSX

KDE is all about packing in as much...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 10 Apr 2006, 04:22
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Linux advice needed

I've just put Fedora Core 5 on my ancient Toshiba Satellite Pro 4270 laptop.
To clarify ancient:
- Celeron 500
- 192MB RAM
- S3 Savage something or other graphics card
- 7GB Harddrive
...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 8 Apr 2006, 03:51
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Dell

The new ones, especially the cheaper new ones, are useless.
The things they can't possibly lock off because it would cause them too much hassle (like pci/agp/pci-e, sata, pata and memory) are left...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Apr 2006, 02:38
Replies: 38
Views: 378
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A 2nd reason to buy a mac

I agree up to the getting them on to the hardware bit.
I imagine there's a significantly bigger consumer market for running XP (or vista) on an Apple designed PC than there is for running OSX on a...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Apr 2006, 02:02
Replies: 38
Views: 378
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A 2nd reason to buy a mac

He has a point Vaio.
I believe the story I read on slashdot linked to an article, a section of which mentioned that Bill G himself had welcomed this move. The rest of this argument is contained in...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Apr 2006, 01:58
Replies: 36
Views: 409
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: JC replacement needed

This thread also available in non-shit; here (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php).
Forum: General Discussions 6 Apr 2006, 23:26
Replies: 22
Views: 381
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Amazing program I thought I'd share

Update:
This iZotope Ozone thing + the Sqrsoft Advanced CrossFade plugin = party perfection. Just make sure to remove deselect Ozone on winamps DSP plugins screen and add it to the DSP list in...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Apr 2006, 23:05
Replies: 22
Views: 381
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Amazing program I thought I'd share

That's actually quite nifty, despite my initial scepticism.
Forum: General Discussions 2 Apr 2006, 18:46
Replies: 48
Views: 962
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: A story

I don't have a problem with claims for accidents where the liability clearly lies with the accused - for example, electrocution from untested/unmaintained equipment, or similar.

What pisses me off...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Apr 2006, 15:36
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By meglamaniac
Forum: General Discussions 1 Apr 2006, 00:52
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By meglamaniac
Forum: General Discussions 1 Apr 2006, 00:39
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By meglamaniac
Geeky, but you have to appreciate the video editing skills

Whum! (http://videosift.com/story.php?id=630)
Forum: General Discussions 31 Mar 2006, 15:06
Replies: 34
Views: 424
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Bugger

I hear it's the land of the free.
Forum: General Discussions 31 Mar 2006, 01:21
Replies: 34
Views: 424
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Bugger

Someone make up a fancy passport & identity acronym to fit FASCISTS plsta.
Forum: General Discussions 30 Mar 2006, 17:09
Replies: 34
Views: 424
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Bugger

The more I hear of Churchill the more I wish he could be brought back to be PM again :(
Forum: General Discussions 30 Mar 2006, 16:31
Replies: 34
Views: 424
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Bugger

Yeah, well I think that bit was more thrown in as a "if you were a conspiracy nut, this is how you might see it" sort of thing.
Thankfully it's still possible to challenge legislation on the basis...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Mar 2006, 16:07
Replies: 34
Views: 424
Posted By meglamaniac
Bugger

Well, I had hoped the Lords would have some sort of backbone thus forcing the Commons to either give it up or risk the wrath incurred by using the Parliament Act yet again. However, despite their...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Mar 2006, 00:00
Replies: 31
Views: 487
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Action buffs: two interesting looking movies out in the UK this year

Just got around to seeing V for Vendetta.
I don't care about the improbabilities of what V can do, as it's based on a comic etc. What does piss me off is the way, right near the end of the film,...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Mar 2006, 22:39
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Inactive SIM (!)

Yeah I had to phone up and get mine activated too, and yes there was also no mention anywhere that this was required.

They also managed to deactivate it again the night before I was due to go on...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 29 Mar 2006, 13:55
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: DVD burner problem

Heh, fair enough.
I've tended to use Verbatim or Maxell discs. The times I've had coasters have been with cheaper Mirror discs, but I've still burnt plenty of those successfully too.
Forum: General Discussions 29 Mar 2006, 03:33
Replies: 32
Views: 1,048
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: TV Licence Legal Help

Actually you don't have to chuck your TV out to exempt yourself from a licence.
Although they word it in such a way that most people will assume TV = need licence (clearly they do this on purpose),...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Mar 2006, 18:17
Replies: 143
Views: 1,416
Posted By meglamaniac
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 28 Mar 2006, 17:48
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: DVD burner problem

That's mighty weird. It should Just Work (tm) so far as I know.
What software are you using?
My combination has always been the LG burner and Nero 6.
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 27 Mar 2006, 05:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: DVD burner problem

Hmm, I've never bought Sony hardware as I don't think it's worth the extra you pay for the brand.
My current burner is an LG super-multi something-or-other. Basicly it writes just about anything,...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Mar 2006, 01:31
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: DVD recorders

Well I did try and steer them that way, but I was met with
- We think they cost too much (fair enough, a decent one with freeview = ~£200)
- We like to have something physical, plus we might want...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Mar 2006, 01:22
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By meglamaniac
DVD recorders

The connect to your TV type, not the burn dodgy dvds from the net type.
This was originally going to be a "what should I get" thread but I left it too late, so now it's a "here's what I got" thread....
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 27 Mar 2006, 01:08
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: DVD burner problem

To be honest, if its brand new I'd just return it - especially if you got it from a highstreet store rather than online.
One thing to check is that windows hasn't had an "uh oh, spaghettios" moment...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Mar 2006, 23:25
Replies: 22
Views: 329
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [uk] in the interestings of avoiding maternal wrath

I sorted this 3 days ago - amazingly efficient for once.
Forum: General Discussions 23 Mar 2006, 01:53
Replies: 41
Views: 572
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: House

From July 1st I will be paying £47/w exclusive of all bills except for water rates.
So call that £52/w (there are three of us) to cover gas, electric, and internet. We don't pay council tax as we're...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Mar 2006, 16:23
Replies: 37
Views: 543
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Commercial Radio

I don't mind the chat especially in the car, if I want pure music I can use a CD. My headunit takes MP3 CDs so I have a couple I've just filled with all sorts of tracks in no particular order. Insert...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Mar 2006, 15:01
Replies: 37
Views: 543
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Commercial Radio

If I wanted to listen to 30 minutes of adverts every hour, then I'd buy "Now that's what I call annoying shit that makes you want to crash the car into a lamp post just to ease the pain, volume 12".
Forum: General Discussions 22 Mar 2006, 01:50
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: "There's always more than it says"

Nothing like a bit of dogging to take the boredom out of a long journey!
Forum: General Discussions 22 Mar 2006, 00:43
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: "There's always more than it says"

Well I figure it like this on mine:
When the light comes on, I can get about 50 litres into the tank.
The car manual says I have a 60 litre tank.
Therefore, the tank has a 10 litre reserve.
...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Mar 2006, 20:45
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By meglamaniac
"There's always more than it says"

Those were the wise words of my mate as we made our way back from uni in his car, with the petrol warning light fixed firmly on. He started to look a little worried as the engine began coughing as we...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Mar 2006, 01:34
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: What's for supper?

I fried up some chicken, onion, mushroom, carrot, red pepper and tomato, chucked in some sweet and sour sauce, boiled some rice with a bit of seasoning, and had a damn good stirfry as a result.
Forum: General Discussions 20 Mar 2006, 20:24
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Beer....

Over here, a beer bong is a fancy name for a funnel to chug beer with in a rapid fashion.
Forum: General Discussions 20 Mar 2006, 03:13
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Office 2007 Pro Beta

Screenshots please, I'm too lazy to install it.
Forum: General Discussions 19 Mar 2006, 19:48
Replies: 31
Views: 585
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Latest Desktop

http://www.megla.net/concept/php/images/desktop3.jpg

Apparent image crappyness caused by jpeg compression and I can't be bothered to do it again to fix it :p
Forum: General Discussions 17 Mar 2006, 01:30
Replies: 57
Views: 1,019
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Snakes on a Plane (2006)

There has been a thread on this over at SA for a while... and yes, the conclusion was basicly that it needs watching to see if it really is as terrible as everyone expects it to be.
Forum: General Discussions 15 Mar 2006, 22:19
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Top 5 Websites

in order of most visited:

bbc news, the register, slashdot, here, GBS (SA forums subsection, for those not in the know)
Forum: General Discussions 15 Mar 2006, 22:12
Replies: 31
Views: 628
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Oh my god, they've sacked Chef !

Now I don't normally watch southpark so I'm not in with the "omgnoes" crowd, but this strikes me as a pretty masterful summation of the situation.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Mar 2006, 17:00
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Weird situations, II

People, people!
Where's the love?
Forum: General Discussions 13 Mar 2006, 16:54
Replies: 41
Views: 373
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [BBC]JJ's Idea of a good weekend?

Power steering is not usually active by that speed, as it's not needed due to the speed making the steering lighter. If it is active, then it's actually there to make the steering heavier so that it...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Mar 2006, 05:47
Replies: 66
Views: 1,733
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Battlestar Galactica

Yeah that whole bit was good, except for Lee's "oh I just want to die" emo episode. I thought the best bits of this two-parter were the tension leading up to the election and the jump back to...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Mar 2006, 01:22
Replies: 66
Views: 1,733
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Battlestar Galactica

Personally I was disappointed. The entire episode seemed to be building to a climax which never happened. On top of that, they're now basicly back to square one thanks to Baltar.

It'll have to be...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Mar 2006, 01:16
Replies: 41
Views: 373
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [BBC]JJ's Idea of a good weekend?

There is no reason on earth to do this. I know of no car that disables the steering when the engine is off such that there isn't an override. My car will lock the steering wheel with the ignition...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Mar 2006, 17:38
Replies: 31
Views: 502
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Milosevic found dead in his cell

It doesn't look overly suspicious to me, given his medical conditions.
There'll probably be some report criticising the prison officers for not noticing he was having a heart attack or some such,...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Mar 2006, 17:35
Replies: 41
Views: 373
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: [BBC]JJ's Idea of a good weekend?

The fact that the accelerator got stuck in the first place detracts from the other safety matters somewhat.

I still don't understand why he didn't turn off the engine though. I listened to the...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Mar 2006, 17:30
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: I made KFC

I've never understood the attraction of TI Sauce. Even the real stuff doesn't really taste of anything special.
Forum: General Discussions 10 Mar 2006, 20:37
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: I made KFC

One chicken breast did enough for about 3 wraps. There was faaar too much egg/milk mix as I was kind of limited by having to use a whole egg. The flour mix was about right.
Forum: General Discussions 10 Mar 2006, 02:16
Replies: 25
Views: 918
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: Sunday8pm

If it is, he's started using AOL which would be pretty desperate, even for him.
Forum: General Discussions 10 Mar 2006, 01:39
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: I made KFC

rr: meh. I patted the oil off with kitchen towel :p (yes i know this does sweet FA)
templar: sorry, no takeaways!
horn: :salute:
Forum: General Discussions 10 Mar 2006, 01:28
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By meglamaniac
Re: I made KFC

Well technically shallow fried as there was just about enough oil to cover the chicken, but not enough for it to float or anything. I'd never deep fat fried anything, ever, so I was slightly afraid...
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