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Forum: General Discussions 28 Apr 2013, 18:18
Replies: 105
Views: 38,437
Posted By SYMM
Forum: General Discussions 16 Dec 2007, 17:33
Replies: 28
Views: 3,612
Posted By SYMM
Re: Top Five Authors

Mt top 5 would probably be (in no particular order):
Jonathan Coe
Tom Wolfe
Douglas Coupland
Christopher Brookmyre
Terry Pratchett
Forum: General Discussions 1 Dec 2007, 17:04
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By SYMM
Re: History books

Stalingrad (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stalingrad-Antony-Beevor/dp/0141032405/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1196524723&sr=8-1) is quite good
Forum: General Discussions 8 Nov 2007, 22:01
Replies: 442
Views: 22,708
Posted By SYMM
Re: A Plane Problem

Mythbusters are apprently going to do the plane-conveyor thing to see what happens:


http://www.mercurynews.com/food/ci_7320206?nclick_check=1
Forum: General Discussions 2 Sep 2007, 13:12
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By SYMM
Re: Immobilisers and insurance

one of the methods of sending in proof is via email, so I tried emailing them copies of the emails from Thatcham, the mail has been retrying for the past few days but finally gave up today, as...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Aug 2007, 15:29
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By SYMM
Re: Immobilisers and insurance

I sent Thatcham another email and they say that my insurer shouldn't be asking for proof, and that they don't issue certificates themselves. The guy at the garage I rang said the same thing, that the...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Aug 2007, 12:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By SYMM
Immobilisers and insurance

A little plea for help.
I've just signed up for car insurance for the coming year, but the insurance people want proof that I have a Thatcham approved immobiliser. I've contacted Thatcham, and...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Aug 2007, 17:03
Replies: 30
Views: 1,069
Posted By SYMM
Re: Feelings

I like horn, he's better than Dace.
Forum: General Discussions 25 Jul 2007, 07:57
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By SYMM
Re: Public opinion pages

The bottom-left of the letters in the guardian, and bottom-right in the times are often fairly amusing.
Forum: General Discussions 22 Jul 2007, 23:04
Replies: 42
Views: 1,486
Posted By SYMM
Re: So what do you do exactly?

It depends on the band, the crowd and who I'm with. When at uni, I went to lots of gigs at the academy in brum with a friend of mine, and we'd both get stuck into the dancing and moshing right at the...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jul 2007, 18:38
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By SYMM
Re: Modem / Router Issue

with regards to c), the 3 people in my house each have a wireless router in bridge mode wired to their PCs, and the routers connect to the box that's plugged into the phone line. The difference over...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 7 Jul 2007, 14:26
Replies: 20
Views: 4,585
Posted By SYMM
Re: PHP IDEs

phpeclipse is horrible, I quite like PDT though, and as it's still actually being developed (phpeclipse is basically dead) it can only get better :)
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jul 2007, 19:21
Replies: 22
Views: 2,228
Posted By SYMM
Re: Broadband

I'm with Be and they've been pretty good, I don't get anywhere near 24mb (4-6) but the customer-service is decent enough, and the lead-time on setup was quite short.
Forum: General Discussions 24 Jun 2007, 23:50
Replies: 87
Views: 3,588
Posted By SYMM
Re: Who Wants to Be Second Best?

After the 4th round of voting, Johnson was ahead but without a majority. Once Cruddas' votes were redistrubuted though, Harman came out on top
Forum: General Discussions 21 Jun 2007, 08:06
Replies: 34
Views: 1,773
Posted By SYMM
Re: Best uni for Computer Science

You're not really disagreeing, you misunderstood.
By saying the particular university makes no difference, I was talking in terms of 'marketability' to employers. It obviously makes a difference to...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jun 2007, 22:22
Replies: 34
Views: 1,773
Posted By SYMM
Re: Best uni for Computer Science

I did CS at Warwick and it was pretty good. Intro to Programming was taught using Java, but this is followed by a Functional Programming course taught using SML. The first year is pretty...
Forum: General Discussions 30 May 2007, 18:36
Replies: 87
Views: 3,588
Posted By SYMM
Re: Who Wants to Be Second Best?

Alan Johnson uses Twitter. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
He seems to have been doing so for quite a while, so someone on his team seems to be fairly on-the-ball with regards to...
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2007, 23:51
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By SYMM
Re: Calling All Wii Owners!

you don't need to stand up for the football game (I forget the name), it is rather fun though :)
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2007, 15:25
Replies: 94
Views: 3,050
Posted By SYMM
Re: What should my home drinks cabinet contain?

The only spirits I drink are amaretto and whisk(e)y, generally Jameson. Amaretto is good added to coffee, and I like whiskey with ginger ale.
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2007, 07:45
Replies: 36
Views: 1,361
Posted By SYMM
Re: Summer is Here!

Listen to this man, he speaks the truth. Seasons 1, 3 and 4 are absolutely awesome, 2 is slightly below the level of the others, but is still worth watching. And you do really need to watch them all....
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2007, 22:25
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By SYMM
Re: Calling All Wii Owners!

Sometimes for sports, always for Smooth-Moves. Not played anything else.
Forum: General Discussions 18 May 2007, 23:30
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By SYMM
Re: Anagrams of your name

"A CREME", GOES GIRLY JOHN
A CELERY. ME GRIN. GO JOSH.
A CHEESY LONER. GRIM JOG.
A CHEERY LEG JOG IS NORM
A CHEER, RE: JIGGLY MOONS.

A few that, with punctuation, made something resembling...
Forum: General Discussions 5 May 2007, 18:09
Replies: 44
Views: 1,641
Posted By SYMM
Re: Touch-typing

that's pretty terrible accuracy, try again and see how you do when you're down to 1 mistake per minute.
Forum: General Discussions 5 May 2007, 15:09
Replies: 44
Views: 1,641
Posted By SYMM
Re: Touch-typing

I just did the first four results for "typing speed test" on Google and got 65-67wpm on each of them if that's any use...
Forum: General Discussions 5 May 2007, 13:15
Replies: 44
Views: 1,641
Posted By SYMM
Re: Touch-typing

I type with the index and little fingers of my left hand, and the middle and ring fingers of my right hand. My left hand is in a normal typing position, but my right hand sits with the index finger...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Apr 2007, 10:21
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By SYMM
Re: Is it me...

folkestone
Forum: General Discussions 24 Apr 2007, 22:34
Replies: 29
Views: 824
Posted By SYMM
Re: Where is my head?

It arrived from Amazon for me today, I like it.

I also got the new Feist album, not listened to that yet though.
Forum: General Discussions 19 Apr 2007, 22:49
Replies: 71
Views: 3,130
Posted By SYMM
Re: Summer Meet

picnic!
Forum: Programming and Discussion 15 Apr 2007, 13:38
Replies: 19
Views: 1,612
Posted By SYMM
Re: Are you Agile?

http://www.agileinaction.com/ is a good read

http://www.extremeprogramming.org/ has lots of info
Forum: Programming and Discussion 14 Apr 2007, 19:47
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By SYMM
Re: Buying a second hand pc

http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/systemview.aspx?id=6
brand new, from £175 (though I think that includes a floppy drive which you can choose to omit)

Dell have a desktop for £250 (Dimension C521)...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Apr 2007, 07:56
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By SYMM
Re: April Fools

Reddit decided to censor out random words in headlines, BMW introduced a windscreen-message system for communicating with other drivers (the codename RUSE made it a bit too obvious...), PirateBay...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Mar 2007, 23:22
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By SYMM
Re: T in the Park 2007

Editors over Intepol? Phang, phang, phang :(

Get cape... is/are boring, Kasabian weren't very good live when I saw them, and Fallout Boy are emo tripe.

I missed Rakes down at the bottom, I...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Mar 2007, 19:21
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By SYMM
Re: T in the Park 2007

CSS are pretty good.

Klaxons are quite catchy, not sure if anything other than Golden Skans is worth me getting the album though...

Interpol are brilliant,.

The Gossip are pretty good, but...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Feb 2007, 21:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,164
Posted By SYMM
Re: Text messages

I think you maybe had to be there?
Forum: General Discussions 24 Feb 2007, 01:29
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By SYMM
Re: Are you a gamer?

70%, I don't play games.
Forum: General Discussions 21 Feb 2007, 19:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,110
Posted By SYMM
Re: Pub opening Times

the pub near my house opens at 8 every morning...(I think it's 10 on sundays)
Forum: General Discussions 20 Feb 2007, 23:26
Replies: 29
Views: 1,703
Posted By SYMM
Re: How's your general knowledge?

1424 for me, I got 2 consecutive wrong quite a few times though...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Feb 2007, 22:36
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By SYMM
Re: E-Mail

gmail seems to be really good at stopping spam, I get hardly any in my inbox...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Feb 2007, 19:25
Replies: 91
Views: 2,843
Posted By SYMM
Re: #forums

I, for one, welcome our new cancer-curing overlord
Forum: General Discussions 18 Feb 2007, 13:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By SYMM
Re: Eskimo's For Rent

how are your rabbits?
Forum: General Discussions 13 Feb 2007, 09:25
Replies: 24
Views: 3,029
Posted By SYMM
Re: GD Bloodbowl League

Killing people is just as valid a tactic as running past them :|

Would those of already playing need to/be expected to start new teams for the tournament? (I think we should...)

And the "you...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Feb 2007, 09:09
Replies: 91
Views: 2,843
Posted By SYMM
Re: #forums

:salute:
Forum: General Discussions 11 Feb 2007, 17:41
Replies: 52
Views: 1,433
Posted By SYMM
Re: Cannabis Cameron

In this thread, Yahwe, Furball and Kila were really, really stupid.
Forum: General Discussions 10 Feb 2007, 10:50
Replies: 24
Views: 3,029
Posted By SYMM
Re: GD Bloodbowl League

It's based on american football,you pick a team of players, you position them on the field. One team starts by kicking the ball to the other team (you pick a square to aim for) and then the teams...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Feb 2007, 02:07
Replies: 24
Views: 3,029
Posted By SYMM
Re: GD Bloodbowl League

I signed up now too, it's great fun!
Forum: General Discussions 9 Feb 2007, 00:46
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By SYMM
Re: Marketing Gimmicks.

The sugar-coating is so good though!
Forum: General Discussions 8 Feb 2007, 00:12
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By SYMM
Forum: General Discussions 5 Feb 2007, 23:28
Replies: 6
Oz
Views: 989
Posted By SYMM
Oz

Perhaps people who care are already aware of this, but after literally (for me at least) years of waiting, Oz Series 1 is out on DVD in the UK!...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Feb 2007, 12:21
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By SYMM
Re: [Football] If this were in England...

(to hebdomad, damn Lok typing faster...)we knew that from the first post...
(or has the BBC done that annoying thing where they add to stories rather than creating new ones?)
Forum: General Discussions 26 Jan 2007, 20:23
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By SYMM
Re: Need A Book Recommendation

Not political, but Stalingrad is a pretty good read (quite long...).

Pirates and Emperors by Chomsky is quite interesting, but I find his writing style to be a bit arkward.
Forum: General Discussions 19 Jan 2007, 19:47
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By SYMM
Re: [HELP] HCI project manual thingy

in order to improve the interface to your site, implement context links for next/up/previous: http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/types.html#h-6.12
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jan 2007, 19:54
Replies: 26
Views: 999
Posted By SYMM
Re: Suggestions for Non-Stupid Weekly/Monthly magazines

I've bought a few copies of The Atlantic recently, and found the articles interesting. The New Yorker as well, although that carries a rather pretentious tone. Both are 'liberal', insofar as...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Jan 2007, 22:08
Replies: 76
Views: 1,386
Posted By SYMM
Re: Vice-o-meter!

No drinking or smoking for me either, aren't I good? :)
Forum: General Discussions 16 Jan 2007, 20:43
Replies: 31
Views: 1,038
Posted By SYMM
Re: Avatars!

Cheburashka represents a very deep social commentary on 20th century russian history.


And look at his ickle ears!
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jan 2007, 18:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,424
Posted By SYMM
Re: Idiot Test

heh, idiot.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jan 2007, 15:18
Replies: 31
Views: 1,038
Posted By SYMM
Re: Avatars!

Cheburashka is better than everything.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jan 2007, 08:55
Replies: 44
Views: 1,254
Posted By SYMM
Re: Book Survey

I read a novel in about 2 weeks. I'll be generous and make it 3 as there have probably been exceptions, so about 100.
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jan 2007, 09:23
Replies: 46
Views: 1,603
Posted By SYMM
Re: [Football] Your clubs best ever value-for-money transfer

Peter Schmeichel for £500k would probably win for value/cost, but Cantona at £1.2m comes close.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Jan 2007, 19:12
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By SYMM
Re: A Rather Unusual Request For GD

The NME does 'musician wanted' ads in the back
Forum: General Discussions 7 Jan 2007, 11:52
Replies: 161
Views: 7,289
Posted By SYMM
Re: OK GD people, which book are you reading now?

The film is terrible, the book is rather good.

It doesn't work as a film because the plot of the novel isn't particularly good; to narrate to someone what happens would just be boring. The writing...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jan 2007, 18:08
Replies: 161
Views: 7,289
Posted By SYMM
Re: OK GD people, which book are you reading now?

I finished 'I am Charlotte Simmons' by Tom Wolfe yesterday, a very good read, if a little 'silly'.

Just started 'After the Plague' by T.C. Boyle, it's a book of short stories that I picked up in...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jan 2007, 09:18
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By SYMM
Re: Whatever you do, don't open your Dell PC

all dell machines I work with have a little button on the top of the case that you hold down, and the case just opens up like a book. The face-plates for drives have little screws attached to the...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Dec 2006, 18:04
Replies: 48
Views: 1,348
Posted By SYMM
Re: the power of music!

Broken Social Scene's 'Anthems for a 17 year old girl' makes me sad. Metric's 'Soft Rock Superstar' as well. I think it must just be her voice :|
Forum: General Discussions 21 Dec 2006, 23:17
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By SYMM
Re: Is it possible to kill a man with an ice bullet?

google informs me that mythbusters attempte to shoot ice bullets and failed, the heat produced by shooting was too much. 'Fans of the show' are divided over whether an air-powered rifle might be more...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Dec 2006, 20:48
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By SYMM
Re: do wii love it

A couple of my friends have Wiis and I have played a few times on the sports games, and I think they're rather good fun, particularly the bowling which I seem to be quite good at (PB of 194!).
To...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Dec 2006, 23:54
Replies: 32
Views: 1,151
Posted By SYMM
Re: Your favourite song title

I downloaded Aldhils Arboretum the other day after someone reccomended them to me, but I'm not particularly impressed. The songs on that are pretty gimmicky, they don't really need song titles to do...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Dec 2006, 21:45
Replies: 57
Views: 2,186
Posted By SYMM
Re: Good Comedies

Curb your enthusiasm is good.
Yes Minister is good.
House is awesome, and I find it funny.
Forum: General Discussions 23 Nov 2006, 16:34
Replies: 29
Views: 1,021
Posted By SYMM
Re: The housing market

The idea of not having to pay rent in 30 years time is appealing, but at the moment, there's no way I can afford anything in an area I'd want to live in. Living on my own doesn't really appeal...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Nov 2006, 17:34
Replies: 31
Views: 1,121
Posted By SYMM
Re: What do you love?

I like animals. Cats in particular, but dogs and guinea pigs come a close second.
As for capybaras, there's a farm/zoo-type place in Staffordshire (near Alton Towers) that has some. When I was...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Nov 2006, 14:00
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By SYMM
A fun little game

The link:
http://intihuatani.usc.edu/cloud/flowing/

(requires Flash 8 or 9)

The theory:
Flow: "being involved in an activity for its own sake"
...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Nov 2006, 20:03
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By SYMM
Re: All I wanted to do

so people who want AOL to disconnect them can't get them to, yet you managed without even trying...probably worth remembering.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 8 Nov 2006, 21:58
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By SYMM
Re: A programming- related senior project

mod_python for apache exists, and there are a number of frameworks out there for python. 'Django' is probably the most widely used.
I'm no expert, but python is quite friendly as languages go but...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 8 Nov 2006, 21:53
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By SYMM
Re: Arrays

I'd be tempted to treat it more like a graph then just an array of answers, something like:


Survey survey = new Survey();
SurveyQuestion q1 = new SurveyQuestion('Do you feel sick?');...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Nov 2006, 22:50
Replies: 6
Views: 2,095
Posted By SYMM
Re: Podcasts

http://www.guardian.co.uk/rickygervais
Forum: General Discussions 28 Oct 2006, 12:02
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By SYMM
Re: [Football] taking the piss!

will they not think of the house prices?
Forum: General Discussions 18 Oct 2006, 19:37
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By SYMM
ur fukkin ded

Anyone we know?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/crime/article/0,,1924777,00.html
Forum: General Discussions 18 Oct 2006, 19:34
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By SYMM
Re: Uni and Computer Science

I did CS at Warwick, pretty theoretical.
You get taught how to program in Java- beginning with standard language constructs (loops etc.) and moving on to Object Oriented Programming.
We had a...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Oct 2006, 19:33
Replies: 54
Views: 3,242
Posted By SYMM
Re: In your youthful, wisdom what is the besy way to advertise a website?

the layout is reasonable, colours are yuck.
The words on the image at the top-right are unreadable (and unclickable, which I expected them to be).
There's a big gap between the bottom of the header...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Oct 2006, 12:58
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By SYMM
Re: How low would you go?

probably wants a NSFW tag...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Oct 2006, 18:10
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By SYMM
Re: Mp3 players

both mobile phone's i've owned have been replaced due to dying batteries...
(got my 3rd ever last week...)

I quite like my Zen MIcro. Bit annoying that it's not standard storage, but it's simple...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Oct 2006, 18:19
Replies: 54
Views: 3,242
Posted By SYMM
Re: In your youthful, wisdom what is the besy way to advertise a website?

Registering a domain and getting hosting take no effort and cost peanuts.
For anyone who's not absolutely skint, and thinks they have a good idea, there's very little harm in taking these steps...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Oct 2006, 22:11
Replies: 29
Views: 1,004
Posted By SYMM
Re: Two years and 8 months for trolling a website!

I'm going to be really generous and give you the benefit of the doubt, as BBC articles are often edited with new information, and I can't believe anyone would be so moronic as to not understand:

...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Oct 2006, 19:08
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By SYMM
Re: Create your own festival

Main Stage

14:00-15:00 Dresden Dolls

16:00-17:00 CSS

18:00-19:00 Sleater Kinney

20:00-21:00 PJ Harvey
Forum: General Discussions 26 Sep 2006, 18:53
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By SYMM
Re: John Negroponte

I'm glad you added that to the discussion, I'm sure everyone needed the original post expanding.
Forum: General Discussions 21 Sep 2006, 22:07
Replies: 40
Views: 1,424
Posted By SYMM
Re: [welsh question]

John, in it's various forms (Ieuan, amongst other things, in Wales) is a pretty common first name, and traditionally, the surname Jones meant 'Son of John'. I would imagine that welsh people were at...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Sep 2006, 00:18
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By SYMM
Re: Well, the new series of Spooks...

I enjoyed it. It's ludicrous, but very entertaining- the guy pulling out the bat at the end was a particularly good moment.
Forum: General Discussions 17 Sep 2006, 18:26
Replies: 65
Views: 1,889
Posted By SYMM
Re: Odd moms

it's the sun.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Sep 2006, 19:17
Replies: 40
Views: 1,404
Posted By SYMM
Re: Internet routine

here, sitepoint, JOS discussion, hattrick. digg...rather tech-focused :|
I get my email and a variety of blog-rss feeds through Opera as well, so I guess they count
Forum: General Discussions 3 Sep 2006, 11:27
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By SYMM
Labelling images was never so much fun!

Google have released a new 'game', whereby in conjunction with a random partner, you agree on labels for random images you're both presented. You basically keep suggesting labels until one matches a...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Sep 2006, 09:22
Replies: 113
Views: 2,862
Posted By SYMM
Re: What Do You Like Drink While Gamming?

I agree with Tomkat, it was hardly an 'emergency' situation, it was a single post, and so why could it not have been left until a rule was actually broken?
Forum: General Discussions 3 Sep 2006, 01:22
Replies: 113
Views: 2,862
Posted By SYMM
Re: What Do You Like Drink While Gamming?

mods still haven't learnt to stick to their own forums :(
Forum: General Discussions 2 Sep 2006, 19:38
Replies: 69
Views: 2,246
Posted By SYMM
Re: Things that will never be funny even in jest

and Koen.
and Guppies.
and Hockey.
Forum: General Discussions 1 Sep 2006, 23:40
Replies: 69
Views: 2,246
Posted By SYMM
Re: Things that will never be funny even in jest

* the london bombings
* paedophilia
* cancer

oops.
Forum: General Discussions 31 Aug 2006, 22:17
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By SYMM
Re: Chelsea Fined For Breaking the Rules

are you actually suggesting someone might confuse the title with something other than football, or are you just being a retard?
Forum: General Discussions 29 Aug 2006, 21:41
Replies: 27
Views: 1,750
Posted By SYMM
Re: Hey Tomkat it was me!

Kerrang radio tells me that people driving slowly, with the windows open, down back roads are more likely to be stopped for possible drink driving.

If i'm driving, I don't drink anything....
Forum: General Discussions 25 Aug 2006, 21:19
Replies: 111
Views: 4,976
Posted By SYMM
Re: "Tell me an interesting fact about yourself"

I've met Princess Anne and Prince Charles (had a conversation with both), I was on Wackaday, I got to fly on a plane that had a big red nose stuck on it. they all happened before I was 11...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Aug 2006, 22:46
Replies: 39
Views: 1,319
Posted By SYMM
Re: crazed christians

to reiterate, it's august. halloween is not approaching.
The people who go to such lengths to celebrate halloween are probably more reasonable than your so-called 'nutjobs'.
Forum: General Discussions 16 Aug 2006, 19:07
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By SYMM
Re: Support

I don't get it...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Aug 2006, 00:43
Replies: 25
Views: 1,116
Posted By SYMM
Re: [GB] Surnames

Jones seems to have been exclusively welsh in 1891, spreading into western parts England by 1998...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Aug 2006, 12:56
Replies: 263
Views: 166,711
Posted By SYMM
Re: The GD Music Archive

Philistine :(
Forum: General Discussions 13 Aug 2006, 11:40
Replies: 53
Views: 3,570
Posted By SYMM
Re: I am UNIQUE!

are there really only 400k or so Joneses? That seems a bit low.
Only 46 of them with my firstname though
Forum: General Discussions 9 Aug 2006, 21:06
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By SYMM
Re: [stupid question] someone please explain the funny to me

It's not quite the same.

Your sentence is in the active voice. The Dog (subject) ate (verb) the food (object).

The OP is in the passive voice: the t-shirt is the subject, it is 'being left...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Aug 2006, 20:37
Replies: 263
Views: 166,711
Posted By SYMM
Re: The GD Music Archive

Ladyfuzz - Kerfuffle
A cross between Ladytron and Dresden Dolls? The cutting voice and rhythm of the latter, with the tempo and 'dancey-ness' of the former? well worth a listen.

Fiery Furnaces -...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Aug 2006, 19:51
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By SYMM
Re: [stupid question] someone please explain the funny to me

it's a phrase commonly found on exam papers (t-shirt replaced with 'page'), it reads fine without the 'is'...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Aug 2006, 19:27
Replies: 60
Views: 2,031
Posted By SYMM
Re: in case anyone missed horn...

I think most people had worked out Yahwe was lying a while ago, but glad to hear you're ok horn, and hope you're back at full internet-capacity before too long!
Forum: General Discussions 6 Aug 2006, 21:24
Replies: 41
Views: 1,288
Posted By SYMM
Re: KoeN for sexiest Netgamers person

to those who had better things to do than watch the results live:

KOEN CAME LAST!!

(I think the caps are justified)
Forum: General Discussions 4 Aug 2006, 23:30
Replies: 69
Views: 2,341
Posted By SYMM
Re: Worried :( :( :(

it's mandatory

Hope all is well Tomkat, I'd hug you if you were nearby :|
Forum: General Discussions 3 Aug 2006, 22:26
Replies: 87
Views: 2,291
Posted By SYMM
Re: Animal Rights

David Attenborough is probably in cahoots with the lions to keep their agricultural tendencies secret from us.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Aug 2006, 21:52
Replies: 87
Views: 2,291
Posted By SYMM
Re: Animal Rights

How do you know that lions couldn't have allotments if they wanted them?
Forum: General Discussions 3 Aug 2006, 21:13
Replies: 87
Views: 2,291
Posted By SYMM
Re: Animal Rights

If lions are not really different from people, and lions kill antelopes, why can't we kill cows?
Forum: General Discussions 1 Aug 2006, 23:17
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By SYMM
Re: Rob Brydon's Anualy Retentive

been meaning to watch this, but not got round to it.
it's on the bbc website though, so no excuses now...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/
Forum: General Discussions 1 Aug 2006, 22:57
Replies: 83
Views: 1,779
Posted By SYMM
Re: Whats the stupidest argument you've ever had?

At the place I used to work, we had ovens that had a robotic arm inside (detachable, when cooking) that when put on the cleaning cycle, would squirt water all round the inside of the oven. Then the...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Jul 2006, 22:11
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By SYMM
Re: It's my Birthday....

It's my birthday today as well.
I wanted to make a thread of my own :(
Forum: General Discussions 25 Jul 2006, 19:07
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By SYMM
Forum: General Discussions 25 Jul 2006, 18:21
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By SYMM
Re: The CPS is smrt

I think they'd seen an episode of spooks too many :|
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2006, 09:43
Replies: 29
Views: 2,235
Posted By SYMM
Re: Alliance Fund, Tax, Scanners, etc

Has nothing been learnt from the last 20-odd rounds? :|
Forum: General Discussions 19 Jul 2006, 18:59
Replies: 65
Views: 1,288
Posted By SYMM
Re: christ, get a life

Which correction?
Forum: General Discussions 19 Jul 2006, 18:41
Replies: 65
Views: 1,288
Posted By SYMM
Re: christ, get a life

First rule of pedantry is to really, really make sure you don't have any mistakes of your own.
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jul 2006, 23:05
Replies: 115
Views: 2,985
Posted By SYMM
Re: Over-tired!

It's quite common when referring to children.

A quick google brings up numerous discussions, with both options receiving similar numbers of supporters.

Given the role-reversal, I'd be tempted...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jul 2006, 07:48
Replies: 253
Views: 7,131
Posted By SYMM
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jul 2006, 22:02
Replies: 60
Views: 2,031
Posted By SYMM
Re: in case anyone missed horn...

'Horn hasn't been seen for around 10 days' doesn't necessarily mean that he has been in hospital since the very moment he last left IRC...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jul 2006, 21:30
Replies: 60
Views: 2,031
Posted By SYMM
Re: in case anyone missed horn...

yay for horn.
Get well soon!
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jul 2006, 08:06
Replies: 112
Views: 2,180
Posted By SYMM
Re: Working with a sex offender, could you do it?

I'm still a bit confused. I'm assuming that you'd be more willing to help the former?


Normally, I'd agree, but I think that within the context of the article, it was fairly evident what was...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jul 2006, 23:30
Replies: 112
Views: 2,180
Posted By SYMM
Re: Working with a sex offender, could you do it?

Are you saying then, that you'd want to know the details of the offence before deciding whether you'd want to help an individual?

'Sex offender' is as good as term as any for someone who, when...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jul 2006, 21:32
Replies: 112
Views: 2,180
Posted By SYMM
Working with a sex offender, could you do it?

There was an initiative set up in Canada in 1994 whereby a group of people would join together to help rehabilitate (and to some extent monitor the bahaviour of) convicted sex offenders upon their...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jul 2006, 21:09
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By SYMM
Re: Hug A Hoodie

The guardian yesterday had both 'hoodies' (coffee: young people wearing hooded-tops) and pensioners looking frightened of cameron, himself in a hoodie (the item of clothing) with arms in a...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jul 2006, 19:47
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By SYMM
Re: What a horrible job

it's not 'at all times'.
The first place I worked had one every 2 months, the 2nd place was every two weeks (but was a 24hr place, the visits were to different shifts).

Now stop being shit.
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jul 2006, 19:30
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By SYMM
Re: What a horrible job

Most retail businesses will use them, and it's really hard to get a bad assessment as long as you don't actually insult people.
It's more to test selling-up and product-knowledge than it is anything...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jul 2006, 21:01
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By SYMM
Tory Immigration Policy

I was reading a comment piece in the Guardian today[1] that mentioned the tories are to soften their views on immigration. I hadn't heard anything about this, so tried to discover more but the BBC...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Jul 2006, 19:48
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By SYMM
Re: XML Dump

You surely wouldn't try and work directly with the dump-files from javascript though?
Read into database and return JSON would probably be the most sensible idea, and csv is easier than XML for...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jul 2006, 19:01
Replies: 26
Jay
Views: 581
Posted By SYMM
Re: Jay

Seemed to be a reasonably good reason for bumping to me, but the quoting of and replying to of the old posts subsequently (especially to someone who's not even here any more) seems rather silly... :|
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jul 2006, 17:40
Replies: 47
Views: 1,269
Posted By SYMM
Re: [Football] Italy v France

the same person in our office got both france and italy (not enough people for one team each...) so no loyalty in that respect.
It's more a question of who I'd least like to lose I think- they...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Jul 2006, 20:13
Replies: 179
Views: 4,169
Posted By SYMM
Re: Overkill with Negative Rep

I only pos rep people who have exactly 3 vowels in their nickname.
Except on tuesdays.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Jul 2006, 18:49
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By SYMM
Re: Webdesigners, tell me:

If there's a good reason for a re-direct, you get the server to do it. No excuse for an intermediate page.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jul 2006, 20:54
Replies: 37
Views: 1,062
Posted By SYMM
Re: How much do you know about George Bush?

I'm not particularly worried that I only got 3 right...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jul 2006, 21:36
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By SYMM
Re: I've worked out why Dell are so rich

My experiences might also have something to do with only buying OS-free machines
(linux ftw etc. lulz)
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jul 2006, 18:27
Replies: 38
Views: 1,661
Posted By SYMM
Re: Job-Hunting

I got a phonecall one day from someone who'd found my CV online asking if I wanted to go and have a chat. I did, got offered the job that afternoon and started 2 weeks later.
That was a year ago...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jul 2006, 18:13
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By SYMM
Re: I've worked out why Dell are so rich

Buying from Dell as a business is generally good, from my not-so-limited experience.
I don't think we've ever paid a delivery charge, just ring your account manager and ask them to deduct it and...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Jul 2006, 22:16
Replies: 41
Views: 676
Posted By SYMM
Re: Splicing Forum Users

What would that achieve? :|
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jun 2006, 22:32
Replies: 159
Views: 3,022
Posted By SYMM
Re: Israel

Reading that article, it seems to agree with me that Loki was in fact a Juton and not a God as such.
(isn't arguing about made-up things great? :p)
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jun 2006, 19:30
Replies: 159
Views: 3,022
Posted By SYMM
Re: Israel

A lot of people say he wasn't, merely a hanger-onwith delusions of grandeur...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jun 2006, 08:21
Replies: 44
Views: 632
Posted By SYMM
Re: Pining over my gf

The Jeep Song by the Dresden Dolls is also rather fitting...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2006, 23:48
Replies: 159
Views: 3,022
Posted By SYMM
Re: Israel

I'll concede that 'be held accountable for' is perhaps better terminology.
(and so 'yes')
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2006, 23:43
Replies: 159
Views: 3,022
Posted By SYMM
Re: Israel

I think people who support and carry out violent action can, and should, be blamed.
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2006, 23:33
Replies: 159
Views: 3,022
Posted By SYMM
Re: Israel

Which bit of 'action' is the difficult bit?
Clicking 'Submit' doesn't count in my book...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2006, 23:31
Replies: 159
Views: 3,022
Posted By SYMM
Re: Israel

In simple terms:
English. Is. 'To be'. Present Tense.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man_argument
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2006, 23:18
Replies: 159
Views: 3,022
Posted By SYMM
Re: Israel

Who's more to blame doesn't matter to me when it comes to whether a cause is worthy of my support. The actions of those supporting the cause matter far more to me than any provocation.
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2006, 23:12
Replies: 159
Views: 3,022
Posted By SYMM
Re: Israel

Which bit of my original post?


Which bit of my post suggested I was in agreement with any of that?
I'm simply saying that as long as there is violence, I won't support them. That doesn't mean I...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2006, 23:07
Replies: 159
Views: 3,022
Posted By SYMM
Re: Israel

I suppose there are a few cliched answers to this that someone with such beliefs could give:
'the people on the buses aren't the Israeli government'.
'we'd be belittling their democratic process if...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2006, 23:04
Replies: 159
Views: 3,022
Posted By SYMM
Re: Israel

You said that because it had a superior military, it should back down first.
You haven't answered why.
Perhaps define what you mean by 'should'? As in 'morally', or 'it would be in its best...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2006, 22:55
Replies: 159
Views: 3,022
Posted By SYMM
Re: Israel

I really don't care about the history. My opinion is based on what I am aware of now (and I suppose during my lifetime), and they seem so bent on violence, that it lowers my opinion of their cause. ...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2006, 21:54
Replies: 159
Views: 3,022
Posted By SYMM
Re: Israel

I don't particularly agree with general Israeli policy, but I find it really difficult to give much sympathy to a group for who violence is always the first resort. Rescuing a captured solider seems...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2006, 20:43
Replies: 159
Views: 3,022
Posted By SYMM
Re: Israel

I don't really have any sympathy for either party, but there doesn't seem to be much wrong with what Israel are doing about this issue...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2006, 08:24
Replies: 59
Views: 2,563
Posted By SYMM
Re: Jewellery

I wear a watch, generally feel a bit lost without it.
I generally keep my phone in my bag, so it's not as convenient to look at (and it's currently out by about 20 minutes, so wouldn't be...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Jun 2006, 22:51
Replies: 497
Views: 5,998
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] world cup 2006 prediction league

part 5
.
30 Germany 1-1 Argentina
30 Italy 2-0 Ukraine
01 England 2-2 Portugal
01 Brazil 2-0 France
.
bookings [##]
Forum: General Discussions 27 Jun 2006, 18:12
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By SYMM
Re: [youtube] alternative desktop

My computer is too shit to run it, but I played with it on a friend's, and I was particularly fond of the window-switching, where they all go small and you can see everything (I think OSX can do the...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Jun 2006, 08:15
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By SYMM
Re: [youtube] alternative desktop

If you want a flashy desktop, get Linux and XGL Compiz:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=401&num=1
Forum: General Discussions 25 Jun 2006, 23:35
Replies: 497
Views: 5,998
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] world cup 2006 prediction league

I seem to be doing a bit better in this bit :|
Forum: General Discussions 25 Jun 2006, 19:37
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By SYMM
Re: I was bored

Just to check that I'm not missing some Flash-8-only content, but it was just a load of avatars with music (good music, admittedly) over the top?
Nice effort and all, but...why?
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 25 Jun 2006, 13:32
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By SYMM
Re: Execute Multiple Programs

try without the 'start', but I don't have any experience of doing such things. I just searched for ".bat launch multiple programs" and that was one of the top results :|
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 25 Jun 2006, 12:31
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By SYMM
Re: Execute Multiple Programs

http://forums.windowsforum.org/index.php?showtopic=18948
Forum: General Discussions 24 Jun 2006, 11:50
Replies: 497
Views: 5,998
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] world cup 2006 prediction league

Part 4
.
24 Germany 2 - 0 Sweden
24 Argentina 3- 1 Mexico
25 England 1 - 0 Ecuador
25 Portugal 1 -0 Holland
26 Italy 2 - 0 Australia
26 Switzerland 2 -1 Ukraine
27 Brazil 2 - 0 Ghana
27...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Jun 2006, 08:06
Replies: 19
Views: 275
Posted By SYMM
Re: How do you interpret this?

it looks like there should have been a space after 'of' for a number to be fileld in :|
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jun 2006, 22:58
Replies: 497
Views: 5,998
Posted By SYMM
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jun 2006, 08:17
Replies: 21
Views: 5,766
Posted By SYMM
Re: Oh great internet, fountain of knowledge...

Tescos sell White shirts for about £3. I'd imagine you get what you pay for, but for a waiting job it's probably sufficient...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jun 2006, 08:15
Replies: 497
Views: 5,998
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] world cup 2006 prediction league

Part 3
.
20 Ecuador 1-0 Germany
20 Costa Rica 1-1 Poland
20 Paraguay 0-2 Trinidad&Tobago
20 Sweden 0-1 England
21 Iran 0-1 Angola
21 Portugal 2-1 Mexico
21 Holland 1-4 Argentina...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Jun 2006, 18:43
Replies: 35
Views: 471
Posted By SYMM
Re: Lostprophets

they're just not very good...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Jun 2006, 18:38
Replies: 42
Views: 559
Posted By SYMM
Re: do female lead singers lack legitimacy?

Sleater Kinney seem to have been left out- a fairly successful all-female group with no figurehead.

On an almost related note, I noticed in the papers at the weekend that the Talulah Gosh the...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Jun 2006, 20:03
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By SYMM
Re: GD Meet II #3

It could be a Birthday-eve picnic!
Forum: General Discussions 16 Jun 2006, 18:08
Replies: 48
Views: 593
Posted By SYMM
Re: [Desk] Top

When my computer isn't broken, I just have the standard XFCE (a linux desktop-environment for those less linux-savvy) desktop with as many icons as will physically fit :|
Forum: General Discussions 14 Jun 2006, 21:02
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By SYMM
Re: GD Meet II #3

Can it be a picnic? :|
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jun 2006, 19:00
Replies: 497
Views: 5,998
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] world cup 2006 prediction league

PART 2
.
14 Germany 2-0 Poland
15 Ecuador 1-0 Costa Rica
15 England 2-1 Trinidad & Tobago
15 Sweden 1-1 Paraguay
16 Argentina 2-0 Serbia&Mont.
16 Holland 1-1 Ivory Coast
16 Mexico...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 18:24
Replies: 282
Views: 7,533
Posted By SYMM
Forum: General Discussions 8 Jun 2006, 23:22
Replies: 28
Views: 404
Posted By SYMM
'Gotcha'?

Seems Mr Zarqawi has finally been found, and there was much rejoicing, but will it make the slightest bit of difference?
From my limited understanding of such matters, I can see that getting rid of...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jun 2006, 23:36
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By SYMM
Re: Indie music question

I see the similarity...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jun 2006, 20:09
Replies: 497
Views: 5,998
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] world cup 2006 prediction league

is this a first? me predicting early? I'll only forget otherwise :|
Forum: General Discussions 1 Jun 2006, 23:22
Replies: 91
Views: 1,134
Posted By SYMM
Re: Going for the emo/sk8er boi look

I wear them to work, so having bits of sock poking out isn't really an option.
Forum: General Discussions 1 Jun 2006, 19:55
Replies: 91
Views: 1,134
Posted By SYMM
Re: Going for the emo/sk8er boi look

the 'upper' is made from coffee-bags and car-seats, the lining from shirts and jeans, and the soles are recycled rubber.
no tweed.
Forum: General Discussions 1 Jun 2006, 18:41
Replies: 91
Views: 1,134
Posted By SYMM
Re: Going for the emo/sk8er boi look

I have cool shoes, 100% recycled and carbon-neutral:
http://www.terra-plana.co.uk/shoe.aspx?code=TPESC010

and the newer-style of converse, that are suede-like and 'thicker' are much comfier, and...
Forum: General Discussions 30 May 2006, 22:24
Replies: 91
Views: 2,238
Posted By SYMM
Re: cover versions

Nirvana & man Who Sold the World is excellent.
Manics & Suicide is Painless if rather good, the covers on Lipstick Traces aren't bad for the most part (<3 Bright Eyes!), but nothing special in my...
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2006, 22:50
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By SYMM
Re: Fun Committee

find a pub that does nice food and take a trip there, rather than just going out for drinks.

merge a works outing with the GD meet and watch hilarity ensue? :|
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2006, 22:46
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By SYMM
Re: [Games] For those of you waiting for Supreme Commander

I'm eagerly awaiting the port of Spring to Linux :)
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2006, 18:11
Replies: 24
Views: 751
Posted By SYMM
Re: How would you produce an animated GIF

once you've got the images, GIMP allows you to [put each as a separate layer, and then when trying to save as a gif it prompts you to make it animated, and asks for the other bits (delay etc.)
Forum: General Discussions 23 May 2006, 18:47
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By SYMM
Re: Ireland....soon to be known as Pedoland

Is the exact opposite of your summation.

And surely 'normal' (Non-statutory?) rape laws will still apply in cases of non-consent.
Forum: General Discussions 22 May 2006, 18:36
Replies: 77
Views: 1,329
Posted By SYMM
Re: A call for mature posting

I may have been too subtle in my previous post, a few retards seemed to miss the point:
being hypocritical does not make you wrong.
(and to Vaio, I'd suggest show ms morrisette the stickied WOTM...
Forum: General Discussions 22 May 2006, 18:31
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By SYMM
Re: Wow the BNP

I can't believe you're that naieve pig :|
Forum: General Discussions 21 May 2006, 22:48
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By SYMM
Re: Go Munster! :D

Go Munster(s) (http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2004/08/25/Munsters_wideweb__430x341.jpg)

(why did noone else do this?)
Forum: General Discussions 21 May 2006, 22:41
Replies: 51
Views: 1,212
Posted By SYMM
We haven't had a book thread in a while

I like books, I buy them far more often than I finish reading them, so currently have a large pile of unread ones I have bought,
The most recent addition to the list though, is 'johnny come home' by...
Forum: General Discussions 21 May 2006, 22:23
Replies: 77
Views: 1,329
Posted By SYMM
Re: A call for mature posting

'let he who is free of sin cast the first stone' is not always a good ideology to live by.
Forum: General Discussions 21 May 2006, 21:56
Replies: 77
Views: 1,329
Posted By SYMM
Re: A call for mature posting

The cock was in your mouth presumably?
Forum: General Discussions 21 May 2006, 20:05
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By SYMM
Re: Who moved that thread to clownshoe corner?

My reply was in no way meant to be taken seriously :|
Forum: General Discussions 21 May 2006, 16:08
Replies: 32
Views: 801
Posted By SYMM
Re: The Finnish Eurovision entry

It was also the plot of a Father Ted episode...hmmm.
Forum: General Discussions 18 May 2006, 19:05
Replies: 42
Views: 1,162
Posted By SYMM
Re: I'm ****ing ecstatic I am

I'm going to see the futureheads again in a couple of weeks, looking forward to that.
I have to say, I've never heard of Lightyear, and thought Tenpole Tudor were long split-up.
Forum: General Discussions 17 May 2006, 18:44
Replies: 75
Views: 1,228
Posted By SYMM
Re: So Yahwe

Posting threads about rep is shit.
Forum: General Discussions 16 May 2006, 21:40
Replies: 25
Views: 262
Posted By SYMM
Re: Don't cry but...

:(
Deepflow is on the (short) list of people whose posts I regularly enjoy reading, so come back soon :)
Forum: General Discussions 15 May 2006, 21:34
Replies: 88
Views: 950
Posted By SYMM
Re: Gotta love lawyers

Think of the house prices though yahwe, don't you see?
Forum: General Discussions 15 May 2006, 18:28
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By SYMM
BBC again show thorough research...

I'm really really sorry for the source, someone showed it to me, to quote and hopefully deprive the site of ad-revenue:
...
Forum: General Discussions 15 May 2006, 18:10
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By SYMM
Re: [Football] The Greatest Football Club In The World

'Silkmen' doesn't necessarily give the best impression...
Forum: General Discussions 14 May 2006, 21:16
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By SYMM
Re: What is....

foiled by my laziness in not quoting :|
Forum: General Discussions 14 May 2006, 21:15
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By SYMM
Forum: General Discussions 14 May 2006, 21:12
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By SYMM
Re: What is....

other way round, dude.
[edit] to enby
Forum: General Discussions 14 May 2006, 20:30
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By SYMM
Re: What is....

it's not the most exciting place in the world...
Forum: General Discussions 14 May 2006, 19:17
Replies: 47
Views: 1,193
Posted By SYMM
Re: Your Nickname

SYMM is the title of a manic street preachers song, named in response to Jimmy Mcgovern's film about hillsborough, and standing for South Yorkshire Mass Murderer. My planet in round 3 was "SYMM of An...
Forum: General Discussions 14 May 2006, 16:14
Replies: 47
Views: 1,193
Posted By SYMM
Re: Your Nickname

A chat company you say? don't suppose you'd be prepared to tell us which one so we can go and boost their ad revenue?
Forum: General Discussions 11 May 2006, 19:20
Replies: 60
Views: 1,369
Posted By SYMM
Re: The power of Wii

can't believe that Leshy didn't mention that it's going to ship with Opera installed
:)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 8 May 2006, 19:25
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By SYMM
Re: Linux and Windows Compared: The Facts!

I think that article is a piss-take...
Forum: General Discussions 7 May 2006, 23:18
Replies: 28
Views: 1,201
Posted By SYMM
ANother picture-puzzle thing

Spot the film-titles 'cunningly' hidden within this picturre:
http://www.lovefilm.com/images/desktop/1280x1024.jpg

Clockwork Orange
Beetlejuice
Domino
Toy Story
Dances with Wolves
Twister...
Forum: General Discussions 7 May 2006, 08:47
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

[Man Utd] KoeN v SYMM [Charlton]
3-0
h
Ronaldo, 23
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2006, 20:12
Replies: 51
Views: 850
Posted By SYMM
Re: Recent Elections

I don't think I read where nodrog explained why (he thinks) immigration is actually an issue?
Forum: General Discussions 5 May 2006, 22:18
Replies: 25
Views: 381
Posted By SYMM
Re: Year-ish out.

I would get a full-time job doing something that's not totally shit, do your fitness gubbins, and then in feb/march sometime, when you'll have saved up some cash, but before you need to start...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Apr 2006, 14:26
Replies: 73
Views: 976
Posted By SYMM
Re: What games are you playing

I play Hattrick, and that's it.

I tend to get bored too easily with computer games so I don't buy them
Forum: General Discussions 29 Apr 2006, 03:02
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

29 [Chelsea] Obliterate v SYMM [Man Utd] 12:30
1-2
h
Gudjonsen (?), 24

04 [Sunderland] SYMM v Phang [Fulham] 19:45
2-1
h
Whitehead
Forum: General Discussions 28 Apr 2006, 18:02
Replies: 57
Views: 737
Posted By SYMM
Re: I think I might have a job ;o

Would the fact that he will have been in England for 5 months of the financial year not make japanese residency a little less likely?
Forum: General Discussions 27 Apr 2006, 00:12
Replies: 18
Views: 5,400
Posted By SYMM
Re: Last minute hotels, London

http://www.google.co.uk/local?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=hotels&near=London&sa=X&oi=local&ct=title
Forum: General Discussions 23 Apr 2006, 10:35
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

For the record, I didn't see your prediction. Going for 2-0/h is hardly surprising, and if you look through my past predictions, you'll notice that 13 and 23 are pretty much the only times I guess...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Apr 2006, 13:46
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

22 [Newcastle] Kurashima v SYMM [West Brom]
2-0
Owen, 23
h
Forum: General Discussions 22 Apr 2006, 08:37
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By SYMM
Re: The Parodies of Agent X : Episode One

He was good enough to give a decent explanation of what the video is, rather than most of the retards who post blind links to google/youtube etc.
Forum: General Discussions 19 Apr 2006, 21:03
Replies: 99
Views: 2,087
Posted By SYMM
Re: What Are You Listening to RIGHT NOW !

Currently have mates of State's Bring it back album (on So Many Ways at the monent) but Dresden Dolls self-titled was on just before this, and Show your bones is queued up next. (Gold Lion is rather...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Apr 2006, 22:41
Replies: 89
Views: 1,216
Posted By SYMM
Re: The funny thing about cooking is...

I like cooking, and I'm reasonably good at it, but I generally just can't be bothered. I live with 6 other people, but cook for myself (everyone does, I'm not just being anti-social...), so there's...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Apr 2006, 18:03
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By SYMM
Re: text to speech converters

Adobe Reader can read things out to you, so print your .doc to .pdf and use that?
Forum: General Discussions 16 Apr 2006, 18:12
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By SYMM
Re: pseudo irc webchat

Yakalkie and Peekko are existing Ff plugins that do a similar thing I believe.

My avatar looks a bit poo in IE :(
Forum: General Discussions 13 Apr 2006, 19:57
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By SYMM
Re: Solution for Family Problems

I was all excited that dda asking seeking advice from GD could be the start of something good :|
Forum: General Discussions 11 Apr 2006, 18:19
Replies: 24
Views: 365
Posted By SYMM
Re: Guitar Hero

I was playing with two friends who play guitar to a reasonable standard, and they very quickly got past the 'the song's different' and were quite quickly able to play the game-version of the songs...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Apr 2006, 07:55
Replies: 24
Views: 365
Posted By SYMM
Re: Guitar Hero

It is rather good, I wasn't very good at it though.
My friends who play guitar took a while to get used to it, but were then rather good at it, as they were actually starting to learn how to play...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 10 Apr 2006, 19:21
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By SYMM
Re: Linux advice needed

Depending on who you speak to, either everything or nothing :)
KDE is (from my limited experience) a bit 'chunkier' and more colourful, while Gnome is a bit more minimalist. Install both and see...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Apr 2006, 01:17
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

08 [Sunderland] SYMM v Phang [Fulham]
0-0
09 [Man Utd] SYMM v Phang [Arsenal]
3-1
h
saha, 23
Forum: General Discussions 5 Apr 2006, 22:59
Replies: 50
Views: 908
Posted By SYMM
Re: Reading Festival 2006 Headliners

I've seen Franz Ferdinand twice, when they did the NME tour and before that, supporting Hot Hot Heat, and while I thought they were good both times, the small venue at the first gig made things...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Apr 2006, 23:11
Replies: 29
Views: 564
Posted By SYMM
Re: im leaving lolly roffle

Why do I get stuck with him? :(
Forum: General Discussions 4 Apr 2006, 08:12
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By SYMM
Re: So , Moussaoui is eligible to face the death penalty

Those bloody asylum seekers are at it again :|
Forum: General Discussions 3 Apr 2006, 20:03
Replies: 50
Views: 908
Posted By SYMM
Re: Reading Festival 2006 Headliners

when has 'after' ever been inclusive?
Forum: General Discussions 1 Apr 2006, 00:31
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

01 [Fulham] SYMM v lokken [Portsmouth]
1-2
d
todorov, 12
Forum: General Discussions 31 Mar 2006, 18:28
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By SYMM
Re: April Fool Hijinks

I got excited when someone sent me a link promising colo'd Nanos, then realised what day is tomorrow :(
Forum: General Discussions 30 Mar 2006, 18:55
Replies: 43
Views: 579
Posted By SYMM
Re: What words If any

Big Elephants Are Ugly Things (iful) for beautiful.

I tend to be ok with spelling, I'm sure I make typos, but I don't think there are any consistent ones :|

A while ago, I was working on some...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Mar 2006, 20:52
Replies: 32
Views: 1,060
Posted By SYMM
Re: TV Licence Legal Help

http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/information/students.jsp

is probably more useful.
Forum: General Discussions 28 Mar 2006, 20:37
Replies: 145
Views: 3,733
Posted By SYMM
Re: Greatest ever 'Emo' song

There's just something about the lyrics:
Haven't you people ever heard of closing a goddamn door?

That makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Forum: General Discussions 28 Mar 2006, 20:30
Replies: 145
Views: 3,733
Posted By SYMM
Re: Greatest ever 'Emo' song

I've been listening to Kerrang in the car a fair bit recently, and some of the emo songs they play are quite catchy.
Sugar w're going down is good, although since the animation-thing, I can;t help...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Mar 2006, 20:24
Replies: 143
Views: 1,493
Posted By SYMM
Forum: General Discussions 28 Mar 2006, 08:26
Replies: 143
Views: 1,493
Posted By SYMM
Re: Im really sorry, i promise not to do it again. Im not really a scumbag chavette ..

hanging's too good for house-price-raising, asylum-seeking scum like her!!
Forum: General Discussions 26 Mar 2006, 11:09
Replies: 22
Views: 346
Posted By SYMM
Re: [uk] in the interestings of avoiding maternal wrath

she's just saying that to make you feel better, she'll be crying inside.

I got my mum a book, handily, it's one I wouldn't mind reading, so will borrow it when she's done :)
Forum: General Discussions 25 Mar 2006, 15:37
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By SYMM
Re: [uk also] um you know how it's mothers day right....

The clocks going forward means that the hour between 1am and 2am doesn't happen.
Forum: General Discussions 25 Mar 2006, 11:13
Replies: 90
Views: 2,010
Posted By SYMM
Re: Have you ever been arrested?

Nothing even close, I'm well-behaved :)
Forum: General Discussions 25 Mar 2006, 10:54
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By SYMM
Re: [Film] Hostel

He was a producer, and helped with the writing.Not seen it though, doesn't appeal to me really :|
Forum: General Discussions 25 Mar 2006, 10:36
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

25 [Liverpool] SYMM v Apothos [Everton] 12:45
3-1
gerrard, 13
h
Forum: General Discussions 23 Mar 2006, 09:25
Replies: 41
Views: 592
Posted By SYMM
Re: House

I pay £230 a month, includes all bils/broadband, Fairly small room, but massive house.

House is brilliant, best thing on tv at the moment
Forum: General Discussions 22 Mar 2006, 20:22
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By SYMM
Re: Commercial Radio

I normally listen to Kerrang in the car, it's alright.
Used to listen to XFM at home on muy DAB, but can't get it here, so stick to 6Music.
Forum: General Discussions 18 Mar 2006, 03:31
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

19 [Fulham] isildurx v SYMM [Chelsea] 16:00
0-2
h
Drogba, 13
Forum: General Discussions 16 Mar 2006, 23:23
Replies: 39
Views: 953
Posted By SYMM
Re: Good or Bad News ?

I quite liked young indie. They weren't a patch on the films, but as a series, they were rather watchable. I liked the young sherlock holmes as well though, so maybe I've just got a thing for...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Mar 2006, 23:34
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By SYMM
Re: Dace walks into church

That's true, but then nothing in the known universe is.

Except maybe House, but it hasn't been on long enough to say for sure
Forum: General Discussions 15 Mar 2006, 22:55
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By SYMM
Re: Dace walks into church

Oh dear. Someone spent far too much time studying while at University and not enough watching daytime TV:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_Dowling_Mysteries
Forum: General Discussions 15 Mar 2006, 22:49
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By SYMM
Re: Dace walks into church

Just pray (ho ho) that it wasn't Father Dowling that you were confessing to!
Forum: General Discussions 15 Mar 2006, 20:13
Replies: 28
Views: 1,055
Posted By SYMM
Re: Top 5 Websites

Here,
www.hattrick.org (online manager-game, has internal forums)
digg.com
the ajaxian.com feed is on my FF toolbar and I subscribe to it in Opera, so tend to catch up on that
err...
browsing...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Mar 2006, 10:52
Replies: 6
sup
Views: 472
Posted By SYMM
Re: sup

he probably means a canteen
Forum: General Discussions 11 Mar 2006, 17:22
Replies: 41
Views: 401
Posted By SYMM
[BBC]JJ's Idea of a good weekend?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4796264.stm

I get scared when I find myself doing 80 on the motorway :(
Forum: General Discussions 11 Mar 2006, 00:22
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

11 [Birm'ham] Obliterate v SYMM [West Brom] 12:00
2-1
d
Heskey, 12
Forum: General Discussions 7 Mar 2006, 00:00
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Forum: General Discussions 5 Mar 2006, 20:24
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By SYMM
Re: [youtube]An interpretation of a fallout boy song

i did search for fallout thinking it might have got here, but nothing was shown, so i don't think i can be blamed if people are linking to things without a decent description :(
Forum: General Discussions 5 Mar 2006, 18:54
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By SYMM
[youtube]An interpretation of a fallout boy song

http://www.youtube.com/w/Interpretation-of-a-Fallout-Boy-Song?v=WvB4ZcNhxPM&search=sugar%20we%27re%20going%20down

I thought it was quite funny, I first heard the song and couldn't tell what the...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Mar 2006, 23:26
Replies: 0
Views: 483
Posted By SYMM
Primer

Watched this film tonight, it's rather confusing and a rewatch will definitely be needed, but it was quite good.

It's difficult to give any kind of synopsis without possibly spoiling things, but I...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Mar 2006, 23:00
Replies: 64
Views: 647
Posted By SYMM
Re: Sex without a condom

I gave up trying to understand that :|
Forum: General Discussions 4 Mar 2006, 16:22
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

04 [Fulham] SYMM v isildurx [Arsenal] 15:00
0-2
a
Henry, 25
Forum: General Discussions 1 Mar 2006, 19:27
Replies: 17
Views: 287
Posted By SYMM
Re: Paging Leshy to Thread #189997

The new widgets in 9 seem to be quite a cool idea (clocks, weather etc. that can be brought to the top just by pressing F6), and the content-blocker is rather nifty as well.
The current release has...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Mar 2006, 09:18
Replies: 17
Views: 287
Posted By SYMM
Re: Paging Leshy to Thread #189997

I previously used the forum fine with Opera 8, now upgraded to 9 and everything is still fine.
Forum: General Discussions 28 Feb 2006, 23:36
Replies: 34
Views: 403
Posted By SYMM
Re: "Sheila's Wheels"

From a couple of CA-type sites, for anyone who cares:
Forum: General Discussions 26 Feb 2006, 13:16
Replies: 41
Views: 876
Posted By SYMM
Re: lame-ass excuse to break up

I got the clowns one as well, it's random so trying with your real name and nickname is rather pointless.
Forum: General Discussions 22 Feb 2006, 23:14
Replies: 106
Views: 1,321
Posted By SYMM
Re: to increase activity 2 (political compass again)

Not a massive change, but a definite drift towards leftie-ness.
I used to read The Times, but since the Guardian went 'Berliner', I've taken to reading that instead, it seems to be having an effect....
Forum: General Discussions 22 Feb 2006, 22:28
Replies: 29
Views: 536
Posted By SYMM
Re: Say goodbye to image searching

Did anyone read the link I posted? :|
It was decided in Nevada that because of the ability to 'protect' content from google with a robots.txt, that the cacheing of content constituted 'fair use',...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Feb 2006, 21:52
Replies: 22
Views: 260
Posted By SYMM
Forum: General Discussions 22 Feb 2006, 21:16
Replies: 29
Views: 536
Posted By SYMM
Re: Say goodbye to image searching

Was it not 'decided' recently that google's caching of data was 'fair use'? I don't see why text would be different from images in that respect...
[edit] found it:...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Feb 2006, 19:25
Replies: 18
Views: 433
Posted By SYMM
Re: Tannoy Announcements at Heathrow

It doesn't work in OpenOffice :|
Forum: General Discussions 20 Feb 2006, 20:24
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By SYMM
Re: [Football] Another Tabloid Sting?

Has the article been changed since you posted?
Forum: General Discussions 20 Feb 2006, 00:06
Replies: 54
Views: 986
Posted By SYMM
Re: To increse activity

I was Lincoln too....should I include something about bullets and not cum here?
Forum: General Discussions 19 Feb 2006, 19:40
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By SYMM
Re: So , erm , those Muslim protests

It's 419, muppet. Unless a certain pop-group are planning on touring there? :| (http://www.the411.co.uk/)
It's not going to lead to war, this is just more of the same sensationalist repostings of...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Feb 2006, 10:34
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

26 [Bolton] SYMM v furball [Fulham] 13:00
2-1
d
nolan, 17
Forum: General Discussions 13 Feb 2006, 21:54
Replies: 85
Views: 1,687
Posted By SYMM
Re: Job, what do you do?

Do you have any experience with Asterisk then? (answering yes may lead to some brain-picking in a few weeks' time...but don't let that influence your response!)
Forum: General Discussions 12 Feb 2006, 20:31
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By SYMM
Re: Neil Entwistle was selling OpenOffice on eBay

It's not that clear-cut. OpenOffice can be downloaded for free, but getting it on a CD posted to you, and having to pay for it doesn't seem unreasonable, and is fairly common practice for FOSS...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Feb 2006, 23:36
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

11 [Arsenal] SYMM v Phang [Bolton]
1-2
d
giannakopolous, 27
Forum: General Discussions 10 Feb 2006, 23:28
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By SYMM
Re: The Rise And Dear Demise Of The Funky Nomadic Tribes

PJ harvey has a song called Sheela Na Gig, which is the name given to carvings (normally found on churches) of women 'pulling apart their vulva'.
The Locust are good for song names as well:
halo of...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 10 Feb 2006, 01:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,345
Posted By SYMM
Re: AI? or a strange problem

I even anticipated the misunderstanding and clarified :p
A friend's PC used to sporadically shut down when I was in halls at uni, and the solution seemed to be plugging it in via a surge-protected...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 9 Feb 2006, 22:49
Replies: 9
Views: 1,345
Posted By SYMM
Re: AI? or a strange problem

Dodgy power supply? (as in the supply of power to the computer via a different socket rather than the internal PSU)
Forum: General Discussions 9 Feb 2006, 22:16
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By SYMM
Re: More online telly

I don't have wmp on linux, and mplayer wouldn't load it. I heard of it being UK-restricted now too, so they've been doing things :(
Forum: General Discussions 9 Feb 2006, 22:01
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By SYMM
Re: More online telly

I don't like the fact that they've seemingly DRM'd the latest episode, had to resort to 'other means' to watch it :(
Forum: General Discussions 9 Feb 2006, 20:00
Replies: 157
Views: 4,016
Posted By SYMM
Re: Who broke the forums?

Both of those things are retarded, but I assume there are changeable options somewhere?
The new quick-reply is cool though.
Fix please mr Jim!
Forum: General Discussions 9 Feb 2006, 19:50
Replies: 157
Views: 4,016
Posted By SYMM
Re: Who broke the forums?

Is it just me, or do urls in posts not get parsed now?
Forum: General Discussions 8 Feb 2006, 20:46
Replies: 47
Views: 1,751
Posted By SYMM
Re: Find Me A Job...

I'd say you're fine with KPIs and Sage, but if the majority think otherwise, then replace the terms completely rather than explaining them, if that makes sense.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Feb 2006, 21:48
Replies: 137
Views: 2,916
Posted By SYMM
Re: Jihad. Reality or Stage-Managed Psychological Warfare

Is probably a less redundant description of the problem, but both are good.
(and Flav, a few posts back you wrote 'condone' when I think you meant 'condemn')
Forum: General Discussions 6 Feb 2006, 21:04
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By SYMM
Re: Bit of a Quandary

This was the funniest line I've seen on GD for a long time.
What exactly were you thinling you would say to 'make light of it'?
"They only cry anyway"
"Will save on the nappy bills"
"bet they're...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Feb 2006, 00:15
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By SYMM
Re: Glandular Fever

I had glandular fever when I was about 10, it lasted about a year and meant that I was too tired to do anything the slightest bit active. I had to have lots of blood tests because they didn't think...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Feb 2006, 00:11
Replies: 68
Views: 1,811
Posted By SYMM
Re: Things you do that you are ashamed of

Drinking coffee from dirty mugs is nothing to be ashamed of, our office and most other people I see in the building (there's a shared kitchen) do likewise. The boliing water will kill germs and stuff...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Feb 2006, 19:11
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

05 [Chelsea] SYMM v KoeN [Liverpool] 16:00
2-1
d
Lampard, 23
Forum: Programming and Discussion 1 Feb 2006, 19:17
Replies: 2
Views: 2,005
Posted By SYMM
Re: PHP/MySQL and Mail Merge

///do all your db connecty stuff
//you'll have a template stored somewhere,
$mail= ' Dear {name}, blah blah';
$q = 'SELECT email, name FROM table';
$rs=mysql_query($q);
$subject='Subject Here';...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Jan 2006, 22:24
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By SYMM
Re: [Browser stuff] IE 7 Beta out for public download.

anyone discovered improvements to it from the point of view of a developer?
The last that I heard was that almost none of the rendering problems had been fixed (box-model etc.), but that a lot of...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Jan 2006, 22:17
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By SYMM
Anamnesis

I downloaded the trailer when it was posted in that meet threat, but only just bothered watching it (sorry) and it looks quite good, so when can I get the DVD please?
Forum: General Discussions 30 Jan 2006, 20:41
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

01 [Arsenal] SYMM v KoeN [West Ham]
3-0
h
Henry, 12
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jan 2006, 21:12
Replies: 30
Views: 867
Posted By SYMM
Re: More views than one

If threaded mode is the default, then it can work quite nicely in forums, but when most (I'd guess at least a significant number, anyway) of people just use the 'post reply' button at the bottom, or...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jan 2006, 15:11
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By SYMM
Re: More online telly

Im quite surprised that it was advert-free to be honest (happy, of course, but surprised).

I quite like BBC3 and now C4 putting things like this online, as theyre all (manstrokewoman,...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jan 2006, 11:05
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By SYMM
More online telly

Channel 4 have decided to put the first episode of "The IT Crowd" online, which is nice of them.
It's about a company IT department, and isn't awful, despite quite a few old/cliched jokes. If you've...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jan 2006, 02:15
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By SYMM
Re: Help me play dvd's on my linux

xine is good enough forr my needs
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 27 Jan 2006, 20:48
Replies: 15
Views: 1,292
Posted By SYMM
Re: Me and My Laptop

Don;'t know about Knoppix itself, but DSL (Damn Small Linux, based on KNoppiex but cut down to 50meg) can load itself to memory allowing you to take the CD out.
As described, boot from such a CD,...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Jan 2006, 20:40
Replies: 263
Views: 166,711
Posted By SYMM
Re: The GD Music Archive

I can't believe I hadn't mentioned this earlier, but it's an album that I think is brilliant.
Dismemberment Plan - Emergencty & I

It's qutie difficult to describe their sound, it's not far off...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Jan 2006, 19:39
Replies: 26
Views: 842
Posted By SYMM
Re: A A Gill. Does anyone actually take anything this man says seriously?

Did anyone elese get confused with A.A. Milne and thought 'the bear with very little brain' had been up to something silly? :|
Forum: General Discussions 26 Jan 2006, 09:03
Replies: 47
Views: 1,751
Posted By SYMM
Re: Find Me A Job...

Firstly, the average graduate salary is around 17k, so yes, many would be happy with an 18k starting salary- would have been more than I started on.

Secondly, is your CV actually in that order?...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Jan 2006, 00:09
Replies: 35
Views: 908
Posted By SYMM
Re: How much is your pirated stuff worth?

I feel astonishingly innocent with a measly 300 :|

That does only count what I still have though, if it were to include tv/films I've downloaded in the past, then it would increase massively.
...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Jan 2006, 10:42
Replies: 66
Views: 1,769
Posted By SYMM
Re: Battlestar Galactica

I bought the mini-series-pilot-thing from HMV over christmas, it cost 4 I think, and enjoed it so much I went out and acquired season 1 straight away. I've not started watching it yet rhough, but...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Jan 2006, 10:18
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By SYMM
Re: Do you digg?

Not being under editorial control (as slashdot is) has both good and bad points I think, but I do read it from time to time.
Forum: General Discussions 21 Jan 2006, 20:48
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

'booking' is french for 'scorer', didn't anyone else know that? :|
Forum: General Discussions 21 Jan 2006, 13:14
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

I realise now that I'd misread 'furball' as 'Fulham', and not being particularly familiar with fulham players, had taken a look to see who'd scored recently.
Oh well :)
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jan 2006, 21:14
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

hmm...thought I'd posted already
21 [West Brom] SYMM v Reidy [Sunderland] 17:15
2-1
h
Watson for a booking
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jan 2006, 19:33
Replies: 64
Views: 1,704
Posted By SYMM
Re: [Football] Tottonhem Away

You might want to take some advice from Kura on the best thing to say to Spurs fans if you meet any, I heard he was good at that sort of thing.
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jan 2006, 09:24
Replies: 112
Views: 2,853
Posted By SYMM
Re: Books

I used to love Redwall too!
Robin Jarvis was good too, with the Deptford Mice trilogy and the Deptford Histories series (may well have been a trilogy also....)
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jan 2006, 08:56
Replies: 16
Views: 957
Posted By SYMM
Re: Caption Competition

"I'm the only 'King' in Bethnel Green Now!"
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 17 Jan 2006, 19:23
Replies: 17
Views: 2,671
Posted By SYMM
Re: Computers, she said

It will play Baldur's Gate more than happily, I used to run it (a little slowly) with lower onboard graphics, 64mb of Ram and a PII 266. I'm not saying it's a good option necessarily, but if BG is...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Jan 2006, 22:07
Replies: 112
Views: 2,853
Posted By SYMM
Re: Books

Was '10 Little ******s' in English, then renamed to '10 Little Indians', and then to 'And then there were none'.
Forum: General Discussions 16 Jan 2006, 21:49
Replies: 112
Views: 2,853
Posted By SYMM
Re: Books

Because there are only 57 posts in this thread (58 now I suppose...) and there are many more books than that in the world that are worth reading?
Forum: General Discussions 16 Jan 2006, 19:31
Replies: 112
Views: 2,853
Posted By SYMM
Re: Books

I finished Thud! not long ago as well, and thought it was rather good. Reading 'Velocity' by Dean Koontz at the moment, a crime/thriller type book which is rather good.
I won 50 of book tokens just...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Jan 2006, 16:03
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By SYMM
Re: [Football] Yippeee I A, Yippeee I O, Sven Goran Eriksson in the sky

Did he actually say "The day England win the world cup, I'll agree to be the Villa manager" perhaps?
Forum: General Discussions 15 Jan 2006, 14:17
Replies: 29
Views: 793
Posted By SYMM
Re: CD to MP3

It started out as an open database, put together by volunteers and accessible by anyone (any software could connect to it to submit/fetch information), but then it became Gracenote, and is now only...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Jan 2006, 13:45
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By SYMM
Re: Powerpoint help

you could do it as follows:
Slide 1 is the zomemd out one,
2 is a closeup of pic 1
3 is a copy of 1
4 is closeup of pic 2
5 is a copy of 1
etc.

There might be a way to do it more cleverly,...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Jan 2006, 12:35
Replies: 29
Views: 793
Posted By SYMM
Re: CD to MP3

Gracenote/CDDB are rather evil, and you should really use FreeDB instead. Some software gives you an option to change the server it used for lookups...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Jan 2006, 01:17
Replies: 29
Views: 793
Posted By SYMM
Re: CD to MP3

I use Goobox for ripping, and Gnomad for transfer to my Zen Micro.
On windows, Mediamonkey does me just fine.
Forum: General Discussions 14 Jan 2006, 11:25
Replies: 78
Views: 2,985
Posted By SYMM
Re: Your Beautiful

What about my beautiful?
etc.
(sorry)
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jan 2006, 09:08
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By SYMM
Re: This should be obligatory

I think it broke, or I just don't get it? :|
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jan 2006, 22:01
Replies: 497
Views: 5,599
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 5

14 [Charlton] SYMM v furball [Birmingham] 15:00
2-0
d
John, 23
Forum: General Discussions 8 Jan 2006, 18:47
Replies: 24
Views: 845
Posted By SYMM
Re: I'm traumatised

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/wrapper/bb/tittybangbang_s01_ep01_16x9_bb.ram

is the direct link to the .ram if tat helps anyone with problems...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Jan 2006, 16:47
Replies: 24
Views: 845
Posted By SYMM
Re: I'm traumatised

just watched it, and it's not great, but a couple of funny bits.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Jan 2006, 02:22
Replies: 50
Views: 1,320
Posted By SYMM
Re: We need a thread about drinks.

Bombardier is probably my dfavorite beer, with Adnams Broadside coming a close second.
Hoegaarden is nice, bt is too expensive to drink reglarly, similarly for Kronenburg Blanc Which I have recently...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Jan 2006, 13:45
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By SYMM
Re: A bit late but...

took me 5 as well, if you look at how many 'ups' each thing has, it's not too difficult to get the order
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jan 2006, 08:55
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By SYMM
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 5 Jan 2006, 09:25
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By SYMM
Re: External DVD Writers

I thought the same thing if it's of any consolation?
(I'm reading your post as if you have ben told/found out otherwise, am I reading wrong?)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Jan 2006, 00:51
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By SYMM
Re: Galaxy Picture

I'd be interested to know what issues, might be able to help :)
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2006, 09:28
Replies: 70
Views: 1,444
Posted By SYMM
Re: Double standards ahoy

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4579648.stm
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2006, 01:29
Replies: 70
Views: 1,444
Posted By SYMM
Re: Double standards ahoy

Not a great analogy...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jan 2006, 23:13
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By SYMM
Re: Rate these webdesigns

<object
type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="movie.swf"
width="400" height="300">
<param name="movie" value="movie.swf" />
</object>

Is valid, and works in IE, Firefox, Opera and Safari.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jan 2006, 09:19
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By SYMM
Re: Rate these webdesigns

Something on the electrical one is far too big, and in Opera the 'target' for the popup moving thing is really small, with no indication of where it is (I'd lose it, but if it's being insisted on, at...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jan 2006, 19:07
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By SYMM
Re: Goodbye Croydon... Hello Manchester!

When I go home I'm about 20mins from Stockport.
And cheadle will be boring, don't live there. Go for one of the nicer areas somewhere in south manc (Fallowfield, WIthington,Didsbury)
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 1 Jan 2006, 23:54
Replies: 23
Views: 1,736
Posted By SYMM
Re: Partitioning my hard-drive

Use ubuntu rather than Suse. It's meant to be very good with laptops (compared with other 'flavours') and was very simple to set up on my desktop.
The partitioning bit of the install process should...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Dec 2005, 18:14
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By SYMM
Re: The Adventures of ASG and Adam

I think that bit needed repeating.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 21 Dec 2005, 00:22
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By SYMM
Re: Basic PHP Help: Global Variables?

that isn't how I read his question at all (either the first or the second time...!), but think I'll wait for a better explanation of the problem before any more theorising :)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 21 Dec 2005, 00:04
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By SYMM
Re: Basic PHP Help: Global Variables?

session_start();
at the top of every page, then to set a variable:
$_SESSION['id']=OurID();

and $id=$_SESSION['id'];
to access it,.

the 'global' keyword isn't what you're talking about...
...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Dec 2005, 09:20
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By SYMM
Re: www.pandora.com

And last.fm is better.
Pandora ends up drifting towards emo no matter where you start, which I don't like.
Forum: General Discussions 17 Dec 2005, 03:12
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By SYMM
Re: Google Safe Browsing for Firefox

On an almost related note, what does Leshy think to the idea of Google purchasing Opera?
Forum: General Discussions 15 Dec 2005, 19:47
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By SYMM
Forum: General Discussions 12 Dec 2005, 23:48
Replies: 77
Views: 1,909
Posted By SYMM
Re: The Avatar Christmas Hat thread

http://www.smallblackflowers.co.uk/images/xmasdace.gif
You may not have used it I suppose, but it's there all the same (the other files are as imaginitively named)
Forum: General Discussions 12 Dec 2005, 23:17
Replies: 77
Views: 1,909
Posted By SYMM
Re: The Avatar Christmas Hat thread

I made some christmassy avatars last year:
Dace, Blastoderm, Dante, Megla, Pab, Emby and Stew.
I will put them back online (if they even got taken down...?) if anyone wishes...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Dec 2005, 01:26
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By SYMM
Re: Dennis the Menace

Mr Osborne is my MP.
Just thought I'd share that...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Dec 2005, 22:42
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By SYMM
Re: How Fast Can You Type The Alphabet?

5.198, I have my keyboard on my knee though...(excuses, excuses...I know :P)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 2 Dec 2005, 09:32
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By SYMM
Re: USB Computers.

https://www.foldershare.com/info/aboutFoldershare.php?PHPSESSID=aa97c2a34df0b3ad6c7e1211b0aaf43f looks like it could become interesting
Forum: Programming and Discussion 29 Nov 2005, 23:57
Replies: 0
Views: 634
Posted By SYMM
[Opera]Dual-Boot and share profile

I followed the instructions found at http://nontroppo.org/wiki/Opera7Tips#T44
and it worked fine for bookmarks and mail, but my toolbars on my linux (ubuntu) partition aren't being read from the...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Nov 2005, 09:05
Replies: 75
Views: 2,893
Posted By SYMM
Re: ' exercise your music muscle'

it's 'The Jesus and Mary Chain', and would have thought Madonna is more likey...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Nov 2005, 21:11
Replies: 75
Views: 2,893
Posted By SYMM
Re: ' exercise your music muscle'

THere appear to be two Eels on the floor.
Forum: General Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 22:29
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By SYMM
Re: Need For Speed: Most Wanted

hmm...it's entirely possible that will run on my machine...3gig of space is quite a lot though, though I haven't bought a game for about 3 years...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 20:43
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By SYMM
I'm sorry

No, I really am.

The world expert on European wasps and the sounds that they make is taking a stroll down his local high street.

As he passes by the record shop, a sign catches his eye. "Just...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 20:37
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By SYMM
Re: Need For Speed: Most Wanted

I loved NFS2, could never get 3 to run on my win2k PC (said it was 95/98/ME only :(), and as I'm lazy, what kind of spec will it require?
Forum: General Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 00:24
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By SYMM
Re: []mobile[]phone

Home insurance (well mine at least) have a categry for items that get taken out of the house with you. This will include portable-audio, but not mobile phones (phones are generally worth more than...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Nov 2005, 19:38
Replies: 27
Views: 1,503
Posted By SYMM
Re: Take That

A friend went to see the Backstreet Boys a while ago (this year some time...) and said it was full of 20-25 year old 'girls'
Forum: General Discussions 25 Nov 2005, 19:37
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By SYMM
Re: Mr Miyagi has died

Rocky.
The 3 Ninjas.
Forum: General Discussions 25 Nov 2005, 19:16
Replies: 25
Views: 732
Posted By SYMM
Re: How to make your own ultimate paper plane.

It's not impossible, you (as it says) fold the nose into the body of the plane. It makes the end heavier
Forum: General Discussions 22 Nov 2005, 00:23
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By SYMM
Re: So, I Started Making A Website...

Fairly pretty I guess, but
http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Ftizme.homeip.net%2F
would be a good place to start...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Nov 2005, 00:08
Replies: 557
Views: 10,409
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] return of the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE prediction thing

PART FIVE
.
22 Ajax 2 - 0 Sparta Prague
22 Barcelona 2 - 1 Werder Bremen
22 Bayern Munich 2 - 1 Rapid Vienna
22 FC Thun 1 - 2 Arsenal
22 Juventus 1 - 0 Club Brugge
22 Lille 2 - 1 Benfica
22...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Nov 2005, 19:53
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By SYMM
Re: What I wondered...

And as you're only likely to find them in dark places, you'd need a night-vis camera, as an ordinary flash would probably kill them.




That's what happens to Otto anyway :|
Forum: General Discussions 16 Oct 2005, 16:14
Replies: 45
Views: 995
Posted By SYMM
Re: Grow Cube

leave them til near the end (it'll be obvious)
Forum: General Discussions 16 Oct 2005, 15:41
Replies: 45
Views: 995
Posted By SYMM
Re: Grow Cube

I finished it too :)
Forum: General Discussions 15 Oct 2005, 23:11
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By SYMM
Re: I can still make money being disabled!

Don't you mean Canada?


I live in Jacksonville, FL
Forum: General Discussions 14 Oct 2005, 20:44
Replies: 710
Views: 10,881
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 4

[Wigan] SYMM v Kurashima [Newcastle]
0-3
a
owen. 20
Forum: General Discussions 11 Oct 2005, 19:22
Replies: 263
Views: 166,711
Posted By SYMM
Re: The GD Music Archive

I'm going to post again about the Go! Team, as they are just so good they deserve two reccomendations.
I saw them live on Sunday, and they didn't disappoint.
Oh, and Lady Sovereign was one of the...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 10 Oct 2005, 18:14
Replies: 2
Views: 2,021
Posted By SYMM
Re: Printer Advice

My parents have the 2nd one of those, and it's rather good
Forum: General Discussions 7 Oct 2005, 19:17
Replies: 37
Views: 916
Posted By SYMM
Re: Chillout tracks

http://www.mercedes-benz.com/mixedtape
Forum: General Discussions 4 Oct 2005, 18:50
Replies: 42
Views: 1,607
Posted By SYMM
Forum: General Discussions 3 Oct 2005, 23:13
Replies: 42
Views: 1,607
Posted By SYMM
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 1 Oct 2005, 18:27
Replies: 49
Views: 3,389
Posted By SYMM
Re: Rating Web Design?

Really, don't.
Forum: General Discussions 30 Sep 2005, 19:08
Replies: 710
Views: 10,881
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 4

01 [Sunderland] Reidy v SYMM [West Ham] 17:15
1-2
a
Zamora, 24
Forum: General Discussions 29 Sep 2005, 00:05
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By SYMM
Re: Giant Squid finally photographed, 59 feet (18 meters)

A squid earting dough in a polythene bag is fast and bulbous
Forum: General Discussions 28 Sep 2005, 22:04
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By SYMM
Re: iPod Insurance

Home Contents Insurance generally asks you for things you take out with you.
Phones are special in that the price you pay for them isn't the cost of replacement, and with contract-phone s you're...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Sep 2005, 23:12
Replies: 30
Views: 787
Posted By SYMM
Re: Take Heart, A University Degree Can Get You...

I see. If I log out of amazon "If you're not mr jones click here..." then I see one that's not mine...so I guess it's Amazon being rather daft.
Forum: General Discussions 27 Sep 2005, 18:57
Replies: 30
Views: 787
Posted By SYMM
Re: Take Heart, A University Degree Can Get You...

Jennifer, do you realise the link in your signature links to 'your own' (so in my case, my) wishlist rather than 'your's'? :|
Forum: General Discussions 24 Sep 2005, 16:47
Replies: 557
Views: 10,409
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] return of the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE prediction thing

PART 2
.
27 Ajax 1 - 2 Arsenal
27 Barcelona 2 - 0 Udinese
27 Bayern Munich 3 - 0 Club Brugge
27 FC Thun 1 - 2 Sparta Prague
27 Juventus 3 - 0 Rapid Vienna
27 Lille 2 - 2 Villarreal
27...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Sep 2005, 13:05
Replies: 710
Views: 10,881
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 4

26 [Tottenham] Blasto v SYMM [Fulham] 20:00
1-1
a
McBride, 25
Forum: General Discussions 22 Sep 2005, 20:32
Replies: 98
Views: 2,236
Posted By SYMM
Re: What is your prejudice?

So angry , and I wasn't even disagreeing with him :|
Forum: General Discussions 22 Sep 2005, 07:54
Replies: 98
Views: 2,236
Posted By SYMM
Re: What is your prejudice?

*SYMM bangs his head against a wall
Forum: General Discussions 21 Sep 2005, 18:47
Replies: 98
Views: 2,236
Posted By SYMM
Re: What is your prejudice?

"An adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge or examination of the facts."

If you know someone is "opinionated", "naive", or "refuse[s] to deviate from supporting a...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Sep 2005, 07:56
Replies: 98
Views: 2,236
Posted By SYMM
Re: What is your prejudice?

A lot of people seem to have missed the point of a prejudice... :|
Forum: General Discussions 20 Sep 2005, 21:36
Replies: 710
Views: 10,881
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 4

[Tottenham] Blasto v SYMM [Fulham] 20:00
2-1
d
Defoe 50
Forum: General Discussions 19 Sep 2005, 20:12
Replies: 29
Views: 885
Posted By SYMM
Re: It is Official

I once put my uni-card in a cash machine, and only noticed when it told me it was going to charge me to make a withdrawal...it let me enter my PIN, then choose to get cash without even querying...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Sep 2005, 19:50
Replies: 43
Views: 1,127
Posted By SYMM
Re: Talk like a pirate day

Moby Dick came free with the Sunday Times yesterday.

Arr..
Forum: General Discussions 19 Sep 2005, 19:43
Replies: 39
Views: 1,056
Posted By SYMM
Re: Budgets suck ass

I take home around 1k a month after tax, my rent is 230 and my car costs me 200 a month, so it leaves me with about 570 to spend on petrol, food and entertainment, which isn't bad.
And I get a...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Sep 2005, 16:37
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By SYMM
Re: Sunday Afternoon

Locomotion is pretty good fun
Forum: General Discussions 18 Sep 2005, 15:04
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By SYMM
Re: British Rap

Hold ya mouf!
Forum: General Discussions 18 Sep 2005, 11:54
Replies: 710
Views: 10,881
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 4

18 [Liverpool] SYMM v Phang [Man Utd] 12:00
1-2
a
Rooney, 12
Forum: General Discussions 16 Sep 2005, 19:39
Replies: 33
Views: 905
Posted By SYMM
Re: A funny joke

How awfully common
Forum: General Discussions 13 Sep 2005, 23:19
Replies: 21
Views: 894
Posted By SYMM
Re: Explain the rep situation to me

It stops me posting shit threads. If it weren't for rep I would be linking to every BBC-article published, every single flash cartoon made...ever (at least twice), posting angsty threads about my...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Sep 2005, 18:49
Replies: 33
Views: 771
Posted By SYMM
Re: Question

re they not nowadys generally un-doable anyway?
Forum: General Discussions 13 Sep 2005, 18:30
Replies: 29
Views: 14,625
Posted By SYMM
Re: Car Insurance

SYMM endorses this statement. (Budget came cheapest for me using it, and I'm 21 driving a 1/0 Corsa if that helps...)
Forum: General Discussions 11 Sep 2005, 23:20
Replies: 56
Views: 1,500
Posted By SYMM
Forum: General Discussions 11 Sep 2005, 22:51
Replies: 80
Views: 3,379
Posted By SYMM
Re: Things to bring to uni

a duvet, and I can't stress this enough. Most halls will only fgive you crappy sheets that will itch, so a nice duvet (with at least 3 sets of covers) from home is a very good idea.
I'm sure there...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Sep 2005, 18:02
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By SYMM
A Joke

No doubt this will be old to some people, but I just read it and laughed, so decided it was worth sharing:

Michael Caine & Joanna Lumley are at a showbiz party in the late '60's. Ms Lumley is an...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Sep 2005, 23:53
Replies: 557
Views: 10,409
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] return of the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE prediction thing

PART 1
.
13 AC Milan 2-0 Fenerbahce
13 Artmedia Bratislava 1-3 Inter Milan
13 Chelsea 2-1 Anderlecht
13 Lyon 1-3 Real Madrid
13 Olympiacos 1-1 Rosenborg
13 PSV 0-1 Schalke
13 Rangers 1-0 FC...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Sep 2005, 17:52
Replies: 710
Views: 10,881
Posted By SYMM
Re: [football] the big league rnd 4

hmm...I could have sworn I did my prediction...I even replied to the reminder :|
Forum: General Discussions 5 Sep 2005, 20:15
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By SYMM
Re: Life after Uni

Around 3 months ago, my plan was to finish uni, move back home and look for a job in manchester, then find somewhere to live in manchester. I was offered a job here in Cov, so I stayed, and I don't...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 31 Aug 2005, 23:43
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By SYMM
Re: Mass Renaming Files

If it is songs (maybe just mp3s even...), and they have also have ID3 tags then mediamonkey can do renaming based on them...
(Without tags, You could even tag based on the filename, then rename...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 31 Aug 2005, 23:33
Replies: 37
Views: 2,167
Posted By SYMM
Re: What Language is the "best" to learn?

At uni, they taught us Java, and it was all very nice and logical, but getting anything impressive built took far too long.
With PHP, it's very quick to get something up and running that actually...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Aug 2005, 20:40
Replies: 43
Views: 1,558
Posted By SYMM
Re: Best / Worst live bands

Best: British Sea Power at my union. The atmosphere was awesome...and having The Killers as support wasn't bad :)

Worst: Katastrophe Wife. "Who the hell told these people they could sing?!" (same...
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