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Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Sep 2013, 21:46
Replies: 39
Views: 9,953
Posted By Tomkat
Re: A hope for Change.

Coaching
I would set it up so when you create a planet you can go for the "newbie" option which has the advantages of being placed in an established alliance (who then have the responsibility of...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Sep 2013, 20:33
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By Tomkat
Question

Why don't new players discover and/or want to stick with PA?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Sep 2013, 20:29
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By Tomkat
Re: MoW and other ministerial business

the colours are pretty nice
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Sep 2013, 19:02
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Nagging over tiny things

Hiding a couple of columns in tables and making two separate webpages for a manual isn't tiny?

(I can't move posts, sorry :p )
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Aug 2013, 13:11
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Nagging over tiny things

Sure, there could be OPTION to see the advanced version. How many people actually look at the armor ratios etc though? When I look through it I make an assumption that all races will be balanced but...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Aug 2013, 02:06
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By Tomkat
Planetarion Manual Simplification / Modification

The stats page is overly complicated. One of the (relatively easy) things the game could do to be revamped is have a very basic manual (5-6 pages) and then if people really want to find out more then...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Aug 2013, 02:03
Replies: 20
Views: 2,922
Posted By Tomkat
Re: A Tribute...

Nice job chaps.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Aug 2013, 00:25
Replies: 67
Views: 11,145
Posted By Tomkat
Re: A Spore Announcement

THE MIGHTY TOMKAT HAS DUSTED OFF IRC AND IS HERE TO SLAP YOU AROUND A BIT WITH A LARGE TROUT
Forum: General Discussions 22 Mar 2011, 19:29
Replies: 4
Views: 1,932
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Japan

Cool comeback mz. The 3 people who check these forums will definitely think you're a Big Man for mocking him :rolleyes:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Jan 2011, 13:24
Replies: 45
Views: 7,365
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Desse

I've found that in life being reliable and dependably are some of the most important things. I have fallen out of touch with old friends who I couldn't rely on to make time and I have less respect...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Nov 2010, 21:59
Replies: 12
Views: 2,046
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Website

oh wait you're year 13

i'd post some of my year 11 websites but i'm at home and i really can't be bothered :(

At least the technicians at your college/school are providing FTP access to your...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Nov 2010, 21:58
Replies: 12
Views: 2,046
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Website

Is this Unit 2 of the OCR Nationals course?

If so then as long as you do the other crud that comes with it (planning, evaluating, testing it) then it's a Distinction.
Forum: General Discussions 31 Aug 2010, 23:51
Replies: 28
Views: 3,063
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Return of a Working Class Hero

oh sorry i thought you were just being a douche and trying to be condescending by posting something short and inane.

my apologies! (genuinely)

i can't take the rep back but will do when i...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Aug 2010, 23:50
Replies: 29
Views: 5,550
Posted By Tomkat
Re: The Skiddy and Marilyn Manson ultra ideas thread.

this is pretty much why i dont like coming here any more :(
Forum: General Discussions 28 Aug 2010, 12:16
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Philosophy

It's very lazy :(

It'd be better to post a link to something and then write a statement entirely unrelated. Then you have two chances to get a thread going!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Jun 2010, 19:47
Replies: 153
Views: 14,339
Posted By Tomkat
Re: PA Multihunters - Bringing back the lols

Public outcry regarding a slight over-reaction from a voluntary member of staff trying to do her job in a failing game.

More news at 10.
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jun 2010, 15:56
Replies: 76
Views: 4,558
Posted By Tomkat
Re: World Cup Prediction League

It'd probably make 1-X's life easier if you posted it at http://www.foxystoat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11943 instead :D
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jun 2010, 08:45
Replies: 25
Views: 2,621
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Leaving teaching?

what the **** do you still play this game?


THE COURT ORDER NEVER WENT THROUGH OK... JESUS
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jun 2010, 08:44
Replies: 25
Views: 2,621
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Leaving teaching?

I'd argue that that's kind of subjective as "supporting a family" just means you have enough to food/clothe them so having a very low paid job would probably be enough - you'd just miss out on lots...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jun 2010, 12:41
Replies: 25
Views: 2,621
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Leaving teaching?

People don't become teachers for the pay.

In our school we voted against strike action with the unions, and didn't do it. The students come first and a 2-3 day strike would have a negative impact...
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2010, 22:52
Replies: 53
Views: 4,645
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Starcraft 2

Alright captain "i can totally make this kill just gotta keep chasin just gotta keep chasing just gotta... oh the tower and creeps killed me... again" :)

You're a baddy, even Henry is better than...
Forum: General Discussions 5 May 2010, 22:56
Replies: 53
Views: 4,645
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Starcraft 2

No I've been too busy playing Heroes of Newerth with Deepflow and his bros :D
Forum: General Discussions 29 Apr 2010, 21:05
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Philosophy

hey madi

these forums are dead

a few of us have moved to foxystoat.com. minty, 1-X and skiddy set them up.

come say hi!

(invite obviously extends to other people)
Forum: General Discussions 1 Apr 2010, 00:54
Replies: 10
Views: 1,825
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Random Joke

It's spelt like that because of the Irish accent, dumbass.

I enjoyed it Kura :)
Forum: General Discussions 20 Mar 2010, 00:26
Replies: 50
Views: 2,176
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: General Discussions 1 Feb 2010, 08:54
Replies: 41
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Signs you are getting grown up

I am reminded daily that I am growing old. In terms of lessons, I teach a very similar thing each year (now in my 3rd/4th year of teaching) and can visibly see pupils move through the school from...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Feb 2010, 08:53
Replies: 41
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Signs you are getting grown up

oh my god this is great
Forum: General Discussions 27 Jan 2010, 00:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,613
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Meeting Up

Aeroplanes take you places!
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2010, 20:04
Replies: 12
Views: 1,613
Posted By Tomkat
Meeting Up

Hello fellow GDers

I can't bring myself to delete this from my favourites tab.

It's easy for me to meet some of you (Henry, Gordon, Steven, pig, furball, Kila although now he's at uni it might...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2010, 20:00
Replies: 98
Views: 15,936
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Almost a decade!

oh man another 2 years for me
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2010, 19:59
Replies: 98
Views: 15,936
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2010, 19:55
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By Tomkat
Re: New Years Resolutions

i didnt get it in 2006 and i dont get it now
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2010, 19:55
Replies: 41
Views: 1,642
Posted By Tomkat
Re: New Years Resolutions

it's interesting seeing how monitor sizes have got bigger...

...i guess.
Forum: General Discussions 7 Nov 2009, 12:04
Replies: 15
Views: 17,926
Posted By Tomkat
Re: william hill - roulette

The only strategy I use when gambling is the one that involves throwing money away and hating myself after!
Forum: General Discussions 29 Sep 2009, 00:03
Replies: 49
Views: 5,951
Posted By Tomkat
Re: What book are you reading now?

I'm reading Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ars%C3%A8ne_Lupin)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Aug 2009, 15:09
Replies: 24
Views: 1,967
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Munin feature request thread

!cardi

it would kick people who write 5+ lines in a batch (with 3 words or less in)
Forum: General Discussions 25 Aug 2009, 23:45
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Anyone got Sky?

We've got Sky if you need. You have my number!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Jul 2009, 22:42
Replies: 299
Views: 18,979
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Apprime

Relig, I like you, but stop spouting such shit. This topic has been done to death. Don't haul it back. I'm just pleased a thread on AD has made it to the 2nd page and is bitching about an alliance...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jul 2009, 22:23
Replies: 156
Views: 12,880
Posted By Tomkat
Re: No drama?

CT winning would put them on the map as up until now they've been an alliance that hasn't made a serious dent in PA History. It's a pity they don't seem to want the #1 spot. They're more than capable...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Jun 2009, 17:41
Replies: 44
Views: 4,662
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Alliances in Round 32

Can you give me some info about them?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Jun 2009, 13:24
Replies: 44
Views: 4,662
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Alliances in Round 32

Hey, original message updated.

Sorry about the jenova/audentes core thing - I just went on what people said. I've corrected it now (Assassin is HC, right? I can always change it)

Added OPA.
...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Jun 2009, 22:07
Replies: 32
Views: 2,168
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Regarding Sk´s

Thanks man!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Jun 2009, 21:46
Replies: 44
Views: 4,662
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Alliances in Round 32

Thanks mz (fixed) and Thatcher (updated)!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Jun 2009, 19:29
Replies: 44
Views: 4,662
Posted By Tomkat
Alliances in Round 32

Hello Planetarion chums,

I was just curious about which alliances are playing next round. There's been quite a shake-up, with Ascendancy shedding a lot of players in a spring (summer?) clean.
...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Jun 2009, 19:16
Replies: 32
Views: 2,168
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Regarding Sk´s

The whole drama about SKs is hilarious.

I hope all the complaining whingers realise that people won't build structure killers as they do not benefit your planet at all.

The only people who...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Jun 2009, 15:07
Replies: 18
Views: 1,566
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Problems with the login question

On my phone, if I click refresh it always loads a new image! Makes it impossible to login as I can't predict what the answer will be!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Jun 2009, 09:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Meeting people from PA

I only meet the coolest cats from PA.

Then stand them up.

Twice!

hi kila!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Jun 2009, 09:47
Replies: 18
Views: 2,660
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Cabeza Round 32

Monopolies are bad mmmk!!

Cabeza is a nice program <3 Lock

(munin is nice too!)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 Jun 2009, 19:46
Replies: 18
Views: 1,566
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Problems with the login question

wait a sec since when have we been able to embed images in posts?!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Jun 2009, 20:43
Replies: 160
Views: 13,084
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Round 32 Predictions?

It isn't about "best players". It's about the attitude and ethos of the alliance as a whole.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Jun 2009, 16:29
Replies: 160
Views: 13,084
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Round 32 Predictions?

Those botstopper questions must really prevent you from reaching your full potential in PA :(
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 21 Jun 2009, 16:25
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Howling Rain Round 32

Any alliance that has Cardi in it :)
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Jun 2009, 12:34
Replies: 131
Views: 8,305
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Should SKs be changed for R32?

You should be happy about that :salute:
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Jun 2009, 11:17
Replies: 131
Views: 8,305
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Should SKs be changed for R32?

You don't get any XP for killing structures anyway so I doubt many people will build them except for tactical missions to **** up another alliance/player.
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 20 Jun 2009, 10:47
Replies: 20
Views: 3,278
Posted By Tomkat
Re: ROCK r32

Are you the oldest alliance in PA then?

PS I enjoyed the format and colours of your post!
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 20 Jun 2009, 10:46
Replies: 18
Views: 2,363
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Dogs r32

I am thoroughly excited and will be following the progress of Dogs closely...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Jun 2009, 10:42
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Getting in Touch With Old Friends

I feel all warm and fluffy inside!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jun 2009, 21:20
Replies: 71
Views: 4,894
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Update

Back off topic.

A restaurant opened relatively recently in London where the owner made basic Italian dishes (pasta etc). He didn't charge anyone anything officially; the bills simply said...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 19 Jun 2009, 21:17
Replies: 203
Views: 18,869
Posted By Tomkat
Re: R32 Shipstats

I'm pretty angry that my suggestion (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=197806)got completely ignored though JBG. I thought you'd pay more attention to the people and their needs.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Jun 2009, 18:29
Replies: 23
Views: 2,201
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Races history/traditions/roleplaying

Zhil used to write some pretty good stuff but it was more based around the alliances than the races.

I think that Zikonians were supposed to be made up of lots of very small robots - not sure...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jun 2009, 18:24
Replies: 57
Views: 3,096
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Planetarion Banner

I prefer Pete's now that he's updated and changed some of the wording.

Lobster's is good (especially the PLANETARION bit at the end) but there's lots of words and no substance. The game could be...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jun 2009, 12:55
Replies: 57
Views: 3,096
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Planetarion Banner

Super...mercy!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Jun 2009, 23:48
Replies: 57
Views: 3,096
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Planetarion Banner

I like "the game that defined all space games". Nice.

I like the little spaceships!

I'm not keen on capitalising "The Obsessive".

Perhaps "Only those with dedication will survive" instead?...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 15 Jun 2009, 19:38
Replies: 203
Views: 18,869
Posted By Tomkat
Re: R32 Shipstats

Going with complicated stats is all well and good but they are very very difficult to test. As shown in this round.

Starting afresh with entirely new complicated stats will mean that we probably...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 15 Jun 2009, 00:13
Replies: 203
Views: 18,869
Posted By Tomkat
Re: R32 Shipstats

If you want to mix and match different fleet compositions then go Zik. That's what they're there for.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2009, 21:49
Replies: 42
Views: 3,242
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Goodbye GD!

Newt

In all honesty I was actually very appreciative that you had posted on GD. I'd noticed a surge in interest in the forums. I hadn't posted much but I do check this place at least 2 times a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Jun 2009, 18:52
Replies: 11
Views: 1,694
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Alliance Contact Info

Use [ code ] to layout your message.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Jun 2009, 18:51
Replies: 90
Views: 5,941
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Reduce the alliance tag

Alliance limit 10
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Jun 2009, 20:31
Replies: 249
Views: 16,498
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Worst ever political PA decisions!!!

wow an AD thread about something entirely different became centred on ascendancy

thats unusual
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jun 2009, 13:00
Replies: 71
Views: 4,894
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Update

This is a good point.

I don't really mind spending £5 for a game.

£7.50, even though it's a tiny rise, is psychologically much more to me as then you're getting near to £10.

Stick with £5....
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Jun 2009, 23:25
Replies: 35
Views: 3,103
Posted By Tomkat
Re: All for 1 and 1 for all (ETA)

The bigger ships could have the advantage that they can stay at a planet longer (say, 3 or 4 ticks) to defend whereas the fighters can only stay for 1 tick.
Forum: General Discussions 28 May 2009, 15:16
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By Tomkat
Re: My Dilema

is demort the guy who has/had cancer?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 May 2009, 11:14
Replies: 302
Views: 22,353
Posted By Tomkat
Re: xVx - statement

NAP stands for "Non-Aggression Pact" dude.

Your member attacked.

Therefore he broke the "non-aggression pact".

It isn't rocket science :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2009, 17:05
Replies: 302
Views: 22,353
Posted By Tomkat
Re: xVx - statement

oh christ please stop this ****ing discussion. its been talked about to death on nearly every other thread made in the last month. it does not need more discussion. for the love of god. PLEASE. STOP....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2009, 11:16
Replies: 302
Views: 22,353
Posted By Tomkat
Re: xVx - statement

Now this is the story all about how
My life got flipped, turned upside down
And Id like to take a minute just listen away
Ill tell you how we became the best alliance of PA

Right here on the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2009, 11:05
Replies: 32
Views: 2,784
Posted By Tomkat
Re: The Story of Roudn 31

So would xVx be another bear (and together they resist the urge to claw at each other, and shake the tree to get the honey) or what?!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 May 2009, 23:40
Replies: 21
Views: 2,288
Posted By Tomkat
Re: xVx #1..... impressive

i heard a rumour that it is xVx's plan to ruin PA for every man woman child and bot
Forum: Strategic Discussions 17 May 2009, 20:18
Replies: 54
Views: 3,888
Posted By Tomkat
Re: r32 ship-stat suggestions

Can we not just keep these stats with a few tweaks to balance them?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 May 2009, 14:23
Replies: 407
Views: 23,112
Posted By Tomkat
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

I pushed it back up to 4 green blobs from 1 red so stop crying :salute:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 May 2009, 10:03
Replies: 49
Views: 3,541
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Covops

I'd like it if you could do a scan that told you a planet's current Alert Level!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 May 2009, 22:04
Replies: 76
Views: 7,069
Posted By Tomkat
Re: eXilition vs Ascendancy

Posting to agree.

Exilition were unable to keep up more than one round. They always used to have time off. Ascendancy has consistently proved round in round out that they can win.

Also...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 May 2009, 15:37
Replies: 21
Views: 2,095
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Planetarion Speed Rounds

sorry did i just experience de ja vu
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 May 2009, 15:22
Replies: 407
Views: 23,112
Posted By Tomkat
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

TOOT THE SUPPORT TAG are up by 1.9% so it's not all bad news!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 May 2009, 07:40
Replies: 101
Views: 4,754
Posted By Tomkat
Re: OOGOOA defence / support planets

Just the one! Sorry dude!

[07:39:53] (TomKat): !quote tommy
[07:39:54] (Munin): <@Tommy> I might be rock but I do know what a bcalc is :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 May 2009, 00:16
Replies: 101
Views: 4,754
Posted By Tomkat
Re: OOGOOA defence / support planets

I fully support the notion of kicking people who have less than 5 hilarious !quotes about them!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 May 2009, 05:49
Replies: 101
Views: 4,754
Posted By Tomkat
Re: OOGOOA defence / support planets

Ascendancy are like the cool popular kid in school that everyone bitches about but secretly wants to be!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 May 2009, 23:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 May 2009, 21:49
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By Tomkat
Amazing new idea! Please read!!!!!

...can I have a ship named after me please
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 May 2009, 16:59
Replies: 128
Views: 5,320
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Why changing salvage sucked ass and please change it back next round

Gonna disagree with you here dude!

It CAN be shit (when it's exploitable and you can get to #1 with a piddly planet).

If defence were a viable way of getting score though, it would be a bit...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 May 2009, 16:56
Replies: 128
Views: 5,320
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Why changing salvage sucked ass and please change it back next round

My name is TomKat and you just gave my ego a crushing blow, which is pretty difficult to do so well done :(

I guess it could be based on efficiency. Sure, it's all well and good sending a...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 May 2009, 11:48
Replies: 128
Views: 5,320
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Why changing salvage sucked ass and please change it back next round

I'm just requoting this paragraph because people might have skimmed over it and it's relevant/important/super!.

(i'm not sure if increased salvage is the key to improved defence though - perhaps...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 May 2009, 18:07
Replies: 32
Views: 2,332
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Wtf is going on???

Oi! That's me and I'm a scanner/covert opper.

If it's any consolation they managed to muster enough in-gal defence to stop me :P
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 May 2009, 11:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By Tomkat
Re: If the powers of the game can't do something about Ascendancy..

I look forward to using the MP expenses to pay for all of Ascendancy's upgrades.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 May 2009, 11:01
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Did you know....

Did you know?
AD should be avoided if you enjoy keeping your sanity.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 May 2009, 21:04
Replies: 52
Views: 4,796
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Some further observations

I'm not sure about Kal's point about "in the old days alliances only attacked for 1 wave". I think this was mainly because ships could be sent to attack for 3 ticks in a row, rather than just the 1.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 May 2009, 21:01
Replies: 101
Views: 4,754
Posted By Tomkat
Re: OOGOOA defence / support planets

Yeah but to be honest mate those planets are out of tag for a reason. I'm not in tag because I'm really stupid. So far I've managed to:

Covert op Achi with 55 agensts (successfully) without...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 May 2009, 22:09
Replies: 52
Views: 4,796
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 May 2009, 19:57
Replies: 101
Views: 4,754
Posted By Tomkat
Re: OOGOOA defence / support planets

Fair enough. How would you want it changed for next round then? I'm not trying to troll or bait I'm just curious.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 May 2009, 18:38
Replies: 152
Views: 7,691
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Ascendancy, the future?

Well hats off to all the smaller battlegroups for managing to coordinate and run a large level block to try and take one what is (arguably) one of the best alliances PA has ever seen. It takes a lot...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 May 2009, 18:20
Replies: 101
Views: 4,754
Posted By Tomkat
Re: OOGOOA defence / support planets

How would you like to see the rule re-implemented or amended, Wish?
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 5 May 2009, 12:13
Replies: 56
Views: 4,433
Posted By Tomkat
Re: I have a Dream (New Project)

i was really excited and going to apply and then... oh man :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 May 2009, 19:51
Replies: 152
Views: 7,691
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Ascendancy, the future?

Our number one aim this round is to go one week without someone making a thread on AD about us :salute:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 May 2009, 18:49
Replies: 152
Views: 7,691
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Ascendancy, the future?

i just want to be loved...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 May 2009, 10:11
Replies: 81
Views: 6,538
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Anti Asc Allstars?

Lok's post is good but another huge factor is Munin. Munin is utterly fantastic and allows us to pretty much do our own thing while also being part of a bigger picture.

In other alliances there's...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 May 2009, 06:42
Replies: 49
Views: 3,541
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Covops

It wouldn't be particulary "covert" if you were given 8 hours warning before it occured dude.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 May 2009, 22:44
Replies: 20
Views: 2,319
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Apr 2009, 22:49
Replies: 8
Views: 1,340
Posted By Tomkat
Back to basics

Hello!

What is the possibility of a completely back-to-basics FREE round, to try and entice new players?

When I say back-to-basics, I mean:


Only 2 races (Cathaar and Terran)
No covert...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Apr 2009, 22:46
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Space, Ink

I enjoyed the thread :)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 Apr 2009, 17:47
Replies: 128
Views: 5,320
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Why changing salvage sucked ass and please change it back next round

Maybe you shouldn't have made the title of your thread "please change it back next round" you stupid Irish potato.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Apr 2009, 17:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By Tomkat
Re: NewDawn's (genius or pointless) activies!

Maybe their HCs are just ****ing lazy?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 Apr 2009, 17:39
Replies: 72
Views: 7,745
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Drastically lower alliance tag limit

hey maybe you should get some more friends i'm just saying what everyone's thinking man...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 Apr 2009, 06:45
Replies: 128
Views: 5,320
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Why changing salvage sucked ass and please change it back next round

This is less a discussion about game mechanics not being tested properly and more a discussion about how the game should be played.

At the moment if I have a big fleet and I storm into a planet...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Apr 2009, 06:34
Replies: 62
Views: 3,418
Posted By Tomkat
Re: xVx round 31

This made me laugh.

THANKS JESTER FOR YOUR SERIOUS AND FRANK REPLY TO MY QUESTION
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Apr 2009, 23:21
Replies: 62
Views: 3,418
Posted By Tomkat
Re: xVx round 31

How would that work? Ascendancy would just hit who they want and when they want?

...that's pretty much what is happening at the moment anyway :bunny:
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Apr 2009, 20:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,622
Posted By Tomkat
Re: in game scan request feature

This is a brilliant idea.

The main reason I was reluctant to return to PA (and the reason I'm only playing as cov opper) is because I hate the way you have to logon and find a scanner at 8am-10am...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Apr 2009, 18:28
Replies: 23
Views: 4,960
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Universal marketing and other stuff, micromanagement and so on...

Disagree entirely. What mz said.

Adding more and more levels to the play (and more links on the left for new users to be baffled by) will just make new people get scared and not bother.

I've...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Apr 2009, 18:23
Replies: 13
Views: 1,544
Posted By Tomkat
Re: If you remember the early days of Planetarion...

I was in T&P!

I only started playing in round 7, but I do miss some of PA and the way it was.

I enjoyed how much more conspiratorial it all was (or just how it seemed?) and how everything was...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Apr 2009, 19:07
Replies: 23
Views: 4,960
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Universal marketing and other stuff, micromanagement and so on...

I don't think that making the game more complicated is the best direction to take.

If we want to increase the number of new players, we should be getting simpler instead. Even something as radical...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Apr 2009, 18:54
Replies: 61
Views: 10,250
Posted By Tomkat
Re: About time for a GUI update

I wish PA Team had someone in their ranks who would regularly post on their behalf and give feedback etc to suggestions in these forums :(
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Apr 2009, 18:23
Replies: 6
Views: 2,641
Posted By Tomkat
Re: General in game scan request feature.

What would the scanning planet get out of it?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Apr 2009, 17:51
Replies: 62
Views: 3,418
Posted By Tomkat
Re: xVx round 31

No but we can deny it :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Apr 2009, 22:36
Replies: 79
Views: 11,124
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Planetarion redesign update

Yeah because I'm sure Sid Meir would have something to say. After all, civ2 and PA are so very similar to each other :salute:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Apr 2009, 06:26
Replies: 79
Views: 11,124
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Apr 2009, 06:25
Replies: 79
Views: 11,124
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Planetarion redesign update

I think the idea of characters is a good one.

In civ2 you have your "advisers" and they tell you about different aspects of the game (Science Adviser, Military Adviser, etc). You could get the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Apr 2009, 23:14
Replies: 18
Views: 2,561
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Pre tick start impressions from someone who hasn't signed up for several rounds

This is a very good point. This should be the #1 priority of anyone working on the portal; to allow a place for someone to create a username which they then associate any future planets with. This...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Apr 2009, 01:53
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By Tomkat
Re: A question for Mr. Tomkat

Yeah it's pretty much accurate from the bits I read.

The "5 Lies about Behaviour" is particularly apt and rings true on all counts.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Apr 2009, 13:33
Replies: 28
Views: 2,038
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Marketing

So in summary (and let's be honest I doubt PA Team have bothered to read this thread) it's been established that someone with some leadership skills (ie: a vision and the drive to get there) needs to...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Apr 2009, 00:33
Replies: 28
Views: 2,038
Posted By Tomkat
Marketing

What ideas have been put forward and implemented to try to increase the game's profits?

How has the game tried to increase its playerbase in the last 2-3 years?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2009, 23:48
Replies: 94
Views: 6,235
Posted By Tomkat
Re: AD mods

I for one welcome our new overlord.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Apr 2009, 23:41
Replies: 55
Views: 5,043
Posted By Tomkat
Re: best player to be ingal with?

Me and my 10 multies :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Apr 2009, 23:37
Replies: 102
Views: 10,318
Posted By Tomkat
Re: New Portal & Skins

Good old PA community. Some things never change.

"It's shit"

"It's shit!"

"I could do a better job with my hands tied behind my back!"

"Well I could do a better job with no hands at all!"
Forum: General Discussions 7 Apr 2009, 23:37
Replies: 36
Views: 2,219
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Holiday Cancellations

Did you try ringing the Norweigan plane company to explain your circumstances at any point in this?????
Forum: General Discussions 21 Mar 2009, 12:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Facebook - Groups of Interest

except for a few in the minority
Forum: General Discussions 15 Mar 2009, 15:54
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Facebook - Groups of Interest

It's political correctness GONE MAD
Forum: General Discussions 14 Mar 2009, 15:38
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Facebook - Groups of Interest

"MOBO Awards" - Music of Black Origin

I'd love to see them try to push through MOWO awards :)
Forum: General Discussions 11 Mar 2009, 19:20
Replies: 7
Views: 1,846
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Quake Live!

haha owned yahwe
Forum: General Discussions 10 Mar 2009, 15:06
Replies: 50
Views: 3,847
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Riddles!

A hole :cool:
Forum: General Discussions 4 Mar 2009, 12:15
Replies: 50
Views: 3,847
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Riddles!

well done :)

I'm at the beginning of every end, and at the end of every place. What am I?
Forum: General Discussions 4 Mar 2009, 07:51
Replies: 50
Views: 3,847
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Riddles!

I'm full of holes, but I'm used to hold water. What am I?
Forum: General Discussions 4 Mar 2009, 00:09
Replies: 50
Views: 3,847
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Riddles!

Starts with T, ends with T, and has T in it.

What is it?
Forum: General Discussions 25 Feb 2009, 16:42
Replies: 17
Views: 1,747
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: General Discussions 9 Feb 2009, 18:42
Replies: 30
Views: 3,280
Posted By Tomkat
Re: A Working Class Hero Once Again

I know things have changed a bit since you emigrated to the US, but I'm pretty sure British Airways were offering flights there :confused:
Forum: General Discussions 27 Jan 2009, 16:38
Replies: 14
Views: 3,240
Posted By Tomkat
Re: So I was driving to work...

it was cubass who posted first, not me :(
Forum: General Discussions 25 Jan 2009, 18:16
Replies: 14
Views: 3,240
Posted By Tomkat
Re: So I was driving to work...

hi ive come back to GD to search for my name to see if anyones been talking about me while ive been away :(
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jan 2009, 22:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1,411
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Irony in Advertising

i think (???) that jakiri is lying/joking as a quick peruse through my browsing history wouldnt suggest i'd be interested in the kind of crappy browser based games that it keeps telling me about :(
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jan 2009, 22:27
Replies: 48
Views: 3,057
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Heathrow expansion to go ahead

If you didn't know JBG was Irish you'd be easily fooled into thinking he's an intelligent young man.
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jan 2009, 22:25
Replies: 45
Views: 13,043
Posted By Tomkat
Re: All Time Music - Top3

I endure your insults and mockery because it means the compliments and niceties are all the more sweet, Steven.
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jan 2009, 20:22
Replies: 45
Views: 13,043
Posted By Tomkat
Re: All Time Music - Top3

18% A*-C in ICT at my school before I arrived.
100% A*-C from my pupils in ICT predicted this year.

thanks for the half-assed effort at a troll though :salute:
Forum: General Discussions 16 Jan 2009, 21:51
Replies: 48
Views: 3,057
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Heathrow expansion to go ahead

i dont think the economy could cope with the sudden surge in labcoats and thick lensed glasses!
Forum: General Discussions 16 Jan 2009, 14:38
Replies: 17
Views: 2,088
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Imagining the Tenth Dimension

They told him that he could cure being a Scottish ginger jerk by wearing velvet jackets. It seems he was conned :(
Forum: General Discussions 16 Jan 2009, 14:37
Replies: 45
Views: 13,043
Posted By Tomkat
Re: All Time Music - Top3

i haven't heard 90% of these so-called top 3 songs you lot are listing, and i consider myself reasonably aware of most genres of music. therefore either i'm wrong, or you're all pretentious and like...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Jan 2009, 14:36
Replies: 11
Views: 1,411
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Irony in Advertising

mine just advertise crappy games on the internet. i want some of these hot christian singles!
Forum: General Discussions 16 Jan 2009, 14:35
Replies: 48
Views: 3,057
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Heathrow expansion to go ahead

i never knew gate was a dirty hippy
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jan 2009, 22:43
Replies: 17
Views: 2,088
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Imagining the Tenth Dimension

If you want to make a video supporting your opinion that I'm a catfish then go right ahead!
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jan 2009, 18:10
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Are You in a Recession Yet?

Mmmm

The perceptions people have of what it takes to be a teacher are often incorrect. Sorry it wasn't what you hoped for :(
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jan 2009, 12:37
Replies: 17
Views: 2,088
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Imagining the Tenth Dimension

It did say at the end that it was just one opinion and one way of thinking about the concept though. I stopped watching once it got to the 7th dimension, but it was still engaging enough to keep me...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jan 2009, 20:35
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Are You in a Recession Yet?

Why did you train as a teacher if you don't want to become one?
Forum: General Discussions 24 Dec 2008, 14:47
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Are You in a Recession Yet?

My hairline is further back than it was before I lost my hair actually. I don't think it's receding - it seems to have stopped now - but I notice it!



(I hear Yahwe will be... inflating... over...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Dec 2008, 13:17
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

(DM-is-old jokes never get old)

(unlike him)
Forum: General Discussions 17 Dec 2008, 13:16
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

HAHA A DM-IS-OLD JOKE HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE WE HAD ONE OF THOSE?!
Forum: General Discussions 17 Dec 2008, 13:13
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

The arthritis is preventing DM from typing properly :(
Forum: General Discussions 9 Dec 2008, 16:28
Replies: 19
Views: 1,794
Posted By Tomkat
Re: e-fail

What does "C13" mean??
Forum: General Discussions 7 Dec 2008, 15:02
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

It does suck but I'm addicted to it :(
Forum: General Discussions 7 Dec 2008, 11:42
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

I've never played Guitar Hero. I don't understand how/why it is fun. I was hoping someone would explain it to me.

If someone asked why World of Warcraft is fun, I'd explain that to them rather...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Dec 2008, 03:12
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

In case that's a bit too complicated for you Achilles, I'll make it a bit simpler.

I did not say "Guitar Hero is not fun".
I did say "I don't understand the attraction of Guitar Hero".

There...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Dec 2008, 03:10
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

Let's put Achilles' argument in context of my own.


Achilles: People like putting things up their bum!
Tom: I don't understand why people would want to do that.
Achilles: Your argument is...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Dec 2008, 03:08
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

i wonder if achilles will ever get past the fact he doesnt like me and be able to make reasoned arguments based on his opinion rather than his bias :(
Forum: General Discussions 6 Dec 2008, 20:16
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

(noone has actually justified why it is fun they've just got in a strop with me for saying I can't understand how it's fun)

(all they've done is try to be funny by criticising my argument rather...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Dec 2008, 20:16
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

Other People: Guitar Hero is fun
TomKat: No it isnt

I don't get the attraction of Guitar Hero.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Dec 2008, 19:13
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

oh and PS the "for a teacher comment" is one of the most ignorant things people say

i know that when you're 12 or 13 it seems that teachers know everything about everything but we're actually just...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Dec 2008, 19:07
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

I'm not saying it's objectively crap dude (don't use adjectives if you don't know what they mean).

It's my opinion.

I'm backing up my opinion with statements.

You really aren't very bright...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Dec 2008, 18:06
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

If you invested the time taken to "master" Guitar Hero to learning how to play the guitar, I'm sure most people would be able to play a few songs to a competent level.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Dec 2008, 17:41
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

Why don't you just buy a normal guitar and play the music normally?
1. It's more impressive
2. It's more versatile
3. It's more fun
Forum: General Discussions 6 Dec 2008, 17:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Word of advice

what, so this new girl assumes that she is your first time and you've never been with any other girl ever?

she sounds like a douche!
Forum: General Discussions 6 Dec 2008, 14:15
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

Use a comparison to another computer game.

If a game usually has its sound removed and you have to use a basic controller then it still is fun. Not with guitar hero!
Forum: General Discussions 5 Dec 2008, 21:53
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

That's a pretty shit comparison.
Forum: General Discussions 5 Dec 2008, 17:46
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Through the Fire and Flames

I don't get the attraction of Guitar Hero (that is what you are talking about, right?).

I mean take away the music (mute button) and the guitar (use a controller) and all you are doing is pressing...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Dec 2008, 21:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Corporate Whoring Materialistic Debt-Inducing Day

I've owned the same electric razor since I was ill (my dad bought it for me when I was in hospital) and I haven't replaced the blades once. It was about £20-£30 I think ASG.
Forum: General Discussions 4 Dec 2008, 12:08
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Corporate Whoring Materialistic Debt-Inducing Day

there's more to christmas than the presents...... man.
Forum: General Discussions 2 Dec 2008, 19:33
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By Tomkat
Re: WArhammer 40k

Jeepers!

It must be the festive spirit.

I was expecting the ban hammer!

I'm glad my pleas and complaints have been answered :)
Forum: General Discussions 21 Nov 2008, 23:56
Replies: 41
Views: 4,397
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Mathematical Problems

the plane will take off
Forum: General Discussions 19 Nov 2008, 13:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,710
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Is your next door neigbour a racist f***?

I don't think I'd want to know.

I'd rather not judge people I know on what their political views are. If they're an ass, I'd like to think that I could decide that for myself without having a...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Nov 2008, 19:53
Replies: 41
Views: 4,397
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Mathematical Problems

Who Are You Solargirl - You Intrigue Me!
Forum: General Discussions 17 Nov 2008, 19:52
Replies: 14
Views: 1,685
Posted By Tomkat
Re: to TK about teaching

I agree!


oh... and yeah i havent found out this yet. it's on my to-do list. along with "teach properly" :(
Forum: General Discussions 10 Nov 2008, 23:34
Replies: 24
Views: 1,948
Posted By Tomkat
Re: London (Underground) Stations...

Vauxhall

Seven Sisters!
Forum: General Discussions 10 Nov 2008, 18:46
Replies: 14
Views: 1,685
Posted By Tomkat
Re: to TK about teaching

I honestly don't know. I don't have a student loan (as I'm from Jersey).

I think that they scrap student loans - or at least they used to. I don't know the specifics though, like how long you have...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Oct 2008, 14:26
Replies: 41
Views: 4,397
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Mathematical Problems

i'm confused and i don't like complicated maths!
Forum: General Discussions 25 Oct 2008, 13:23
Replies: 41
Views: 4,397
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Mathematical Problems

achilles stop being a twat
Forum: General Discussions 19 Oct 2008, 19:47
Replies: 30
Views: 3,910
Posted By Tomkat
Re: How to make some money

I didn't actually invest in RBS in the end. I cancelled the trade before it went through.

The silly thing about the sudden shock is that stocks have been falling for a lot of businesses since...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Oct 2008, 22:29
Replies: 30
Views: 3,910
Posted By Tomkat
Re: How to make some money

i tried to invest in hockey but couldnt find any
Forum: General Discussions 9 Oct 2008, 22:17
Replies: 30
Views: 3,910
Posted By Tomkat
Re: How to make some money

Would you recommend any type of mining or just general mining?

I've bought some shares in RBS as they dipped to 90p today and I'm hoping that in the next 12-18 months they'll go up again! Is that...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Oct 2008, 18:21
Replies: 30
Views: 3,910
Posted By Tomkat
Re: How to make some money

Why is the mining sector such a good investment right now? I don't understand that :confused:
Forum: General Discussions 7 Oct 2008, 18:28
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By Tomkat
Re: I just bought...

nah because you'd want B&Q for that HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA
Forum: General Discussions 7 Oct 2008, 18:17
Replies: 30
Views: 3,910
Posted By Tomkat
Re: How to make some money

I've signed up for a Natwest Stockbroker account but I haven't put any money in it yet. I'm receiving my "Golden Hello" at the end of this month (ICT is a "needed" subject so we get a bonus after a...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Oct 2008, 13:32
Replies: 30
Views: 3,910
Posted By Tomkat
Re: How to make some money

Which companies have you invested in (or you would if you had spare cash etc), Zar?
Forum: General Discussions 6 Oct 2008, 21:57
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By Tomkat
Re: I just bought...

I was just trying to stimulate discussion actually - be it about ebay, suits, tailoring, or other people's stories/experiences.

I hesitated before posting here - I was going to go to foxystoat.com...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Oct 2008, 21:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By Tomkat
Re: I just bought...

I know that nice suits can be found at charity shops - however a suit that fits well at a charity shop (both jacket and trousers) is hard to find :(

This ebay option allowed me to tailor it!
Forum: General Discussions 6 Oct 2008, 20:38
Replies: 30
Views: 3,910
Posted By Tomkat
Re: How to make some money

How do people get trading/broker accounts? :confused:
Forum: General Discussions 6 Oct 2008, 20:37
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: General Discussions 6 Oct 2008, 19:30
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By Tomkat
I just bought...

A suit off ebay.

I've never really used ebay for much. When I was ill I bought some bandanas off it, as I couldn't find any in shops. I have also bought a few other hats from there as they were...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Sep 2008, 21:27
Replies: 40
Views: 3,457
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Philosexology

tomkry would work better
Forum: General Discussions 13 Sep 2008, 09:05
Replies: 40
Views: 3,457
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Philosexology

yeah i was thinking the same thing but i couldn't be bothered to post it as he'll just tell me "you're wrong" or point out some minor grammatical error and then declare i'm unfit to educate the youth...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Sep 2008, 15:38
Replies: 25
Views: 2,335
Posted By Tomkat
Re: I've just had LASEK eye surgery

That also isn't what happened :(

There were bright flashing lights in the sky which everyone came outside to watch. Then the next day everyone who had seen them became blind. The hero was in...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Sep 2008, 22:02
Replies: 25
Views: 2,335
Posted By Tomkat
Re: I've just had LASEK eye surgery

They didn't abduct anyone you mong, they killed them with big poisonous viney things!
Forum: General Discussions 10 Sep 2008, 15:32
Replies: 25
Views: 2,335
Posted By Tomkat
Re: I've just had LASEK eye surgery

Isn't this how Day of the Triffids started off...?
Forum: General Discussions 7 Sep 2008, 21:35
Replies: 25
Views: 2,335
Posted By Tomkat
Re: I've just had LASEK eye surgery

i'm busy downing gruul innit
Forum: General Discussions 7 Sep 2008, 21:24
Replies: 25
Views: 2,335
Posted By Tomkat
Re: I've just had LASEK eye surgery

You're the third of people I know who have got this done in the last few months.

I've thought about it, but:
1. I don't mind wearing contact lenses enough to fork out £2000 or so (I'd pay more...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Sep 2008, 21:18
Replies: 25
Views: 2,335
Posted By Tomkat
Re: I've just had LASEK eye surgery

no, how much was the audiobook?
Forum: General Discussions 2 Sep 2008, 15:52
Replies: 22
Views: 3,048
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: General Discussions 2 Sep 2008, 12:42
Replies: 17
Views: 3,497
Posted By Tomkat
Re: I'm in need of an adventure; what's your idea of an adventure?

You could hitch-hike across Europe.

I've hitched to Amsterdam before, from Exeter (south west UK). It took me about 36-48 hours.
Forum: General Discussions 1 Sep 2008, 19:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GD is dead?

http://www.foxystoat.com/
Forum: General Discussions 1 Sep 2008, 19:53
Replies: 17
Views: 3,497
Posted By Tomkat
Re: I'm in need of an adventure; what's your idea of an adventure?

You could do a TEFL* course in Japan. You earn about the same amount as a teacher in inner london but the accommodation and bills are free, so people often manage to save up money that then allows...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Aug 2008, 15:52
Replies: 22
Views: 3,048
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Advice for a friends first date...

My girlfriend said pretty much the same thing but didn't write it.
Forum: General Discussions 22 Aug 2008, 19:52
Replies: 22
Views: 3,048
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Advice for a friends first date...

Brown top (keep white t-shirt)
He looks slimmer in it.

No glasses
They look like the glasses that Brains wears :(


Good luck with the date! The shirt looks too formal - they're going to a...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Aug 2008, 11:31
Replies: 40
Views: 3,457
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Philosexology

you're a damned liar
Forum: General Discussions 14 Aug 2008, 13:34
Replies: 40
Views: 3,457
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Philosexology

religion is sexy!
Forum: General Discussions 10 Aug 2008, 23:08
Replies: 15
Views: 3,023
Posted By Tomkat
Re: hello friends

Hey yahwe, in your avatar which country is the small pink area in South America?
Forum: General Discussions 9 Aug 2008, 19:56
Replies: 45
Views: 3,817
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Council strike, inflation and living cost

He said don't get him started.

... You won't like him when he's mad...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Jul 2008, 08:37
Replies: 100
Views: 6,874
Posted By Tomkat
Re: G to the De-tox

what are you talking about furball? horn's threads were never interesting...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Jul 2008, 13:38
Replies: 100
Views: 6,874
Posted By Tomkat
Re: G to the De-tox

Even I have my limits.
Forum: General Discussions 30 Jul 2008, 13:28
Replies: 100
Views: 6,874
Posted By Tomkat
Re: G to the De-tox

I don't understand why people are humouring him. He's obviously mental.
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jul 2008, 12:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Maths Exam, ££ reward

He's Dutch. Of course he isn't joking.
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jul 2008, 16:49
Replies: 100
Views: 6,874
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jul 2008, 16:04
Replies: 100
Views: 6,874
Posted By Tomkat
Re: G to the De-tox

This is turning into one of those terrible comedy sketches where the two girls realise they're dating one guy who is pretending to be a twin.
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jul 2008, 16:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,834
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jul 2008, 13:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,834
Posted By Tomkat
Re: The Beer Goggle Pill

Studflow :cool:
Forum: General Discussions 27 Jul 2008, 13:29
Replies: 100
Views: 6,874
Posted By Tomkat
Re: G to the De-tox

Your purpose (summarised in the second paragraph) seems to be more of a general idea focussing on posting in GD. It doesn't bear much relevance to the post(s) itself.
Forum: General Discussions 24 Jul 2008, 18:28
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Maths Exam, ££ reward

I'd help if I could CoD, but most of this maths is higher level than anything I can remember. Sorry!

furball stop being a jackass
yahwe learn to read posts properly
Forum: General Discussions 24 Jul 2008, 17:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Maths Exam, ££ reward

I think (might be mistaken here?) that this is only an example maths test, so he can check if he's doing it right. So it isn't fraud.
Forum: General Discussions 23 Jul 2008, 10:03
Replies: 45
Views: 3,817
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Council strike, inflation and living cost

The whole point of pay rises corresponding to inflation is that you can afford the same stuff now as you will be able to in 10/20/30 years. You aren't really receiving more money (in relative terms...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Jul 2008, 12:55
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Market Wonders

I just want to be clear so I don't go offtopic ya know
Forum: General Discussions 21 Jul 2008, 12:54
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Market Wonders

Did you create this thread to ask us where we get bargains from or to show us all you have bought a political book by Chomsky?
Forum: General Discussions 17 Jul 2008, 11:49
Replies: 45
Views: 3,817
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Council strike, inflation and living cost

This isn't really true at all. The reason for the strikes (as with the teacher strikes back in May) is because the pay increase per annum (%) has been below average for a long time now. There's a...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Jul 2008, 23:05
Replies: 23
Views: 1,834
Posted By Tomkat
Re: The Beer Goggle Pill

thanks guys :)
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jul 2008, 23:23
Replies: 23
Views: 1,834
Posted By Tomkat
Re: The Beer Goggle Pill

yeah I wasn't sure how to tie it off but it seemed like an ok ending

i didnt want to leave it to finish later as i have tried doing it before a few times and never come back to the stories.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jul 2008, 23:12
Replies: 23
Views: 1,834
Posted By Tomkat
Re: The Beer Goggle Pill

I wrote it today you butt :(

I suppose the fact you think it's stolen is a veiled compliment though...!
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jul 2008, 22:37
Replies: 23
Views: 1,834
Posted By Tomkat
The Beer Goggle Pill

In the summer of 2005 I had just finished university. That time in your life is a rare moment when you know you should make a decision about your future, and yet there isn't any great urgency about...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jul 2008, 15:22
Replies: 31
Views: 2,023
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Food Crisis

succumb more like suckumb am i rite
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jul 2008, 11:51
Replies: 23
Views: 2,417
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Sweating

If you sweat so much maybe you should try to stop being a fat bastard?
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jul 2008, 11:01
Replies: 23
Views: 2,417
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Sweating

ASG is right - wikipedia (and the internet is general) is terrible for hypochondriacs and self-diagnosis.

For cancer (for example) some of the main symptoms are tiredness, lack of appetite, loss...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Jun 2008, 23:02
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Travllers Checks

It can be but most of the signs are in Catalonian. Spanish isn't the first language of most people living in Barcleona (although they understand it if you use it).

You're right, I just wanted to...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Jun 2008, 22:43
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Travllers Checks

How long are you going for?

I was in Barcelona in February and I just brought my money over in Euros. There are plenty of cashpoints for you to take money out, should you need to in an emergency.
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jun 2008, 10:18
Replies: 78
Views: 4,703
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Work place dilemma

I might be really very slow here but if he had to work from April to April then why would it matter if he handed in his notice in May?? The calendar I've always used places May after April...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2008, 15:27
Replies: 22
Views: 1,675
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2008, 15:26
Replies: 31
Views: 2,023
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Food Crisis

Food is a necessity, not a luxury. People will (or should...) include their food budget first, and then luxury items after. Because of this, it's likely that spending on other consumer goods will...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2008, 15:25
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Theft

Little known fact: Ticket inspectors on trains can't charge you a penalty fare. Only the people at station on the barriers can do that.

I nearly always buy a ticket, unless I forget. The £20 fine...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Jun 2008, 23:40
Replies: 16
Views: 2,563
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: General Discussions 25 Jun 2008, 18:15
Replies: 16
Views: 2,563
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Interesting flash game

It took me 30 seconds to work out that I didn't want to waste time on this game.
Forum: General Discussions 24 Jun 2008, 19:25
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By Tomkat
Re: [linkdump] Now don't tell me I've nothing to do

I think we used to have that wallpaper in my old house.
Forum: General Discussions 23 Jun 2008, 19:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By Tomkat
Re: High And Dry

Pics of your girlfriend?
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jun 2008, 22:49
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Book Review

Yeah but you have a heart of stone so I don't really rate your opinion of a touching tragic story. If it was a book about numbers or something you'd be my first port of call!
Forum: General Discussions 19 Jun 2008, 19:35
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Book Review

I bought the film today. I read the Kite Runner in January. It's a beautifully written book, and the film is supposed to be just as moving.
Forum: General Discussions 19 Jun 2008, 14:53
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Book Review

No but I'm reading A Thousand Suns at the moment if that helps!
Forum: General Discussions 17 Jun 2008, 20:54
Replies: 59
Views: 9,120
Posted By Tomkat
Re: World of Warcraft

u dont fear in raids omg what a n00b am i rite
Forum: General Discussions 17 Jun 2008, 16:51
Replies: 78
Views: 4,703
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Work place dilemma

If your boss feels they are incompetent, then that's their call and their job. You shouldn't be telling them what to do or how to do it.

Reporting incompetencies in someone for failing to do...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Jun 2008, 16:50
Replies: 59
Views: 9,120
Posted By Tomkat
Re: World of Warcraft

Season 2 PVP gear isn't amazing but it isn't completely shocking either - how are you doing so little damage? :confused:
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jun 2008, 20:12
Replies: 78
Views: 4,703
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jun 2008, 12:23
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Reading On The Move

Do you read a book and listen to the audio version of that book at the same time? That'd be pretty fruity.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2008, 20:40
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Cookie

:kathreya:

nope, didn't work
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2008, 20:40
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Reading On The Move

I find it near impossible to stay awake on most public transport, so I don't identify with your dilemma at all.

If you're commuting in rush hour, don't expect to be ploughing your way through...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Jun 2008, 01:06
Replies: 59
Views: 9,120
Posted By Tomkat
Re: World of Warcraft

You have to destroy the ring, doofus.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jun 2008, 23:54
Replies: 33
Views: 1,975
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Thank You For Your Kind Thoughts

'phwoar'. dace is thinking of the children
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jun 2008, 23:49
Replies: 59
Views: 9,120
Posted By Tomkat
Re: World of Warcraft

I just wanted some other people to play, so stop talking about it and sign up :(
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jun 2008, 19:33
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By Tomkat
Re: For those that think that life is good

What do you do?
What are your hobbies?
Why does having activities/interests make you supposedly superior to people who choose not to?
Why do you spell "porn" as "pr0n"? Don't think it's kinda......
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jun 2008, 12:21
Replies: 33
Views: 1,975
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Thank You For Your Kind Thoughts

I don't live in London at the moment (I'm about 20-30 minutes out) but I used to, and I spend quite a lot of time there as most of my friends are there. I've never been threatened, mugged or stabbed....
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jun 2008, 14:01
Replies: 59
Views: 9,120
Posted By Tomkat
World of Warcraft

At the risk of being heckled off the forums...

How many of you play world of warcraft? I assumed most people had given it up, but seeing some talk on IRC made me think otherwise!

If you do,...
Forum: General Discussions 31 May 2008, 17:10
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By Tomkat
Re: If you like it, buy it

I thought Nathan Barley was brilliant when on TV, and intended to buy the DVD but they took ****ing ages getting it out so I never got round to it. However, I've spoken to quite a few people who...
Forum: General Discussions 30 May 2008, 11:44
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By Tomkat
Re: There's Way Too Many People With My Name Out There

How do you pronounce that surname?!
Forum: General Discussions 29 May 2008, 15:28
Replies: 23
Views: 1,505
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Hello

fireball :)
Forum: General Discussions 29 May 2008, 00:36
Replies: 23
Views: 1,505
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Hello

Did you mean: "helping spanners spell correctly since 1999"
Forum: General Discussions 28 May 2008, 19:06
Replies: 23
Views: 1,505
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Hello

Did you mean: "Hi Every One New To This Site Like To Make Friends"
Forum: General Discussions 28 May 2008, 18:08
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Help Thy Neighbour

"Don't delay, push an old person down today" flows better.

No wonder you gave up that musical degree... :crymeariver:
Forum: General Discussions 28 May 2008, 11:41
Replies: 80
Views: 3,069
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Child poverty in the UK

jbg is pretty much the main reason that posting activity on GD is in decline am i rite
Forum: General Discussions 27 May 2008, 00:03
Replies: 33
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Economic Efficiency

ASG, you need to be clearer in your posts. You say one thing then backtrack and explain that you meant something entirely different when questioned about it. Either you're talking bollocks or you...
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2008, 21:40
Replies: 33
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Economic Efficiency

Efficiency has nothing to do with ecological morals.
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2008, 21:06
Replies: 33
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Economic Efficiency

You seem to think that the time taken for products to arrive from overseas is a huge drawback for companies, and one which reduces their overall efficiency. This isn't true at all; any decent stock...
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2008, 19:40
Replies: 33
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Economic Efficiency

ASG, why do you ask questions like this then act like a jackass when people answer them for you? It just makes you look stupid :(
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2008, 18:14
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By Tomkat
Re: July 7th 2005

You might have decided to stop posting on this internet forum by then!

Good old Cameron :)
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2008, 18:11
Replies: 33
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Economic Efficiency

Efficiency is creating/doing a task by using the least amount of resources possible without any loss in quantity or quality (I have no idea what the dictionary definition is, but I'd assume it's...
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2008, 14:20
Replies: 80
Views: 3,069
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Child poverty in the UK

yeah we aren't allowed to repeat discussions, that's against the rules of GD ;(
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2008, 12:05
Replies: 80
Views: 3,069
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Child poverty in the UK

knacker whackers :(
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2008, 12:03
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By Tomkat
Re: July 7th 2005

planes inside buildings innit
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2008, 12:02
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Help Thy Neighbour

An old lady fell over today in town and I helped her up!
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2008, 11:28
Replies: 80
Views: 3,069
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Child poverty in the UK

What are your three jobs?
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2008, 16:28
Replies: 80
Views: 3,069
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Child poverty in the UK

Zaronomics :cool:
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2008, 11:07
Replies: 59
Views: 2,021
Posted By Tomkat
Re: The Spectator

Also it's 10 words. Boo to me.
Forum: General Discussions 23 May 2008, 19:24
Replies: 59
Views: 2,021
Posted By Tomkat
Re: The Spectator

I feel sorry for T+F. His cutting 9-word sentence has lost its impact, due to being shuffled onto the 2nd page.
Forum: General Discussions 23 May 2008, 08:07
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Ouch

In Newcastle they fight with their tongues!
Forum: General Discussions 22 May 2008, 22:40
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Ouch

RnB can actually be pretty good if you don't listen to the shitty commercial stuff that for some reason is branded as RnB when it really isn't :(
Forum: General Discussions 20 May 2008, 23:55
Replies: 59
Views: 2,021
Posted By Tomkat
Re: The Spectator

Where is the government supposed to come up with £6000 per pupil per year for this funding? How many pupils will benefit from these schools?
Forum: General Discussions 19 May 2008, 21:57
Replies: 59
Views: 2,021
Posted By Tomkat
Re: The Spectator

So pretty much all works of fiction then...?
Forum: General Discussions 19 May 2008, 20:12
Replies: 59
Views: 2,021
Posted By Tomkat
Re: The Spectator

At least my kids choose not to read anything rather than reading rubbish like you!
Forum: General Discussions 19 May 2008, 17:35
Replies: 59
Views: 2,021
Posted By Tomkat
Re: The Spectator

Nathalie Portman is pretty hot, yeah...
Forum: General Discussions 17 May 2008, 10:34
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Ants new diet: chips

I always preferred Dec...
Forum: General Discussions 17 May 2008, 10:33
Replies: 20
Views: 1,444
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Manchester Apocalypse: place your bets now!

You obviously get the other 10% of his time then :(
Forum: General Discussions 15 May 2008, 12:37
Replies: 20
Views: 1,444
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Manchester Apocalypse: place your bets now!

Say hi to Peter "ive got a girlfriend now and i have to spend 90% of my time/effort with her" Rankin for us!
Forum: General Discussions 10 May 2008, 11:09
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Storyboard

In her words, "I've put that ugly ginger freak who found me through your facebook page on ignore. Can you not get your weird internet friends to talk to me please".

(she's probably blocked you)
Forum: General Discussions 8 May 2008, 22:53
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Storyboard

That doesn't even make any sense :confused:
Forum: General Discussions 7 May 2008, 18:39
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Storyboard

GD has been destroyed by over-cynicism and one-upmanship. It's been heading that way for a long time :(

PB was a nice alternative, but is a little too friendly and welcoming (it can be...
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2008, 18:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By Tomkat
Re: [Advice] Design as Career

Have you tried contacting publishing/design companies and asking for some work experience or similar? That might help.
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2008, 18:52
Replies: 29
Views: 2,309
Posted By Tomkat
Re: 3-word Game

...came a hero...
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2008, 18:51
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Storyboard

...Yahwe. He was not a kind man, nor a pleasant man. In fact, some were not even sure if he was a man. He was quite mad though - his only order for his troops was to "round up every boy taller than 6...
Forum: General Discussions 5 May 2008, 13:37
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Tomkat
Re: ZOMG! Nooooo...

What did it say on the mug?
Forum: General Discussions 2 May 2008, 21:35
Replies: 5
Tk
Views: 720
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Tk

I'm not really sure what you mean by a "job". If they view it as a job, surely they'll just regard it as something they turn up to and then leave at the end of the day?

The problem (at my school...
Forum: General Discussions 2 May 2008, 12:31
Replies: 27
Views: 1,906
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Higher Education

Do you think that having another Masters (in Economics) will significantly help you in getting a job/career?

I don't really understand why you need validation from grades/results :(
Forum: General Discussions 1 May 2008, 20:32
Replies: 27
Views: 1,906
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Higher Education

It'd be pretty huge without any subject knowledge whatsoever too...
Forum: General Discussions 1 May 2008, 18:15
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Use Your Swede!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_universities_in_Sweden


http://istudy.iagora.com/Uppsala_Universitet/reviews.html

http://www.iagora.com/istudy/coordinator/sample_c.html


...
Forum: General Discussions 1 May 2008, 18:13
Replies: 27
Views: 1,906
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Higher Education

Without stating the obvious, you can't be a student all your life (unless you're nodrog) :(

Economics can be very very dull indeed. Some of it is interesting, sure, but a lot of it is...
Forum: General Discussions 1 May 2008, 15:53
Replies: 27
Views: 1,906
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Higher Education

I really really want to avoid the typical cynical-GD-insulting-poster, but I really don't understand your reasoning.

You want to do a Masters but you aren't entirely sure why? Economics isn't a...
Forum: General Discussions 1 May 2008, 10:55
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Students/Teachers: Microsoft Office 2007 Offer

Oh by the way, joke's on me.

I tried to buy this yesterday (nothing like leaving things until the last minute...) and found I couldn't buy it as my school e-mail address ends in .sch.uk, not...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Apr 2008, 12:29
Replies: 80
Views: 3,069
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Child poverty in the UK

All the kids I know have mobile phones, they're all LOADED!
Forum: General Discussions 26 Apr 2008, 17:47
Replies: 9
Views: 2,512
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Jesus Christ

Hay Ultimate Newbe an Australian girl at my work (no, not a pupil, **** you dace) made me an Anzac bar thing. It was pretty great!

(your signature made me remember it!)
Forum: General Discussions 26 Apr 2008, 17:44
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Students/Teachers: Microsoft Office 2007 Offer

Gosh! The idea of Microsoft being a business organisation, interested in profits and turnover! The horror!
Forum: General Discussions 26 Apr 2008, 17:43
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Students/Teachers: Microsoft Office 2007 Offer

...or just make sure that the default "Save" version is Office 2003-2007?
Forum: General Discussions 26 Apr 2008, 11:34
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: General Discussions 25 Apr 2008, 23:56
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: General Discussions 25 Apr 2008, 17:52
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Students/Teachers: Microsoft Office 2007 Offer

She has a pretty good idea of how much of a nerd I am, yeah :(

She's going travelling in 3 days for 4.5 months, so I can give WoW my full attention... my true... love...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Apr 2008, 11:07
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Students/Teachers: Microsoft Office 2007 Offer

I just talk to my good friend KaneED now :)
Forum: General Discussions 24 Apr 2008, 23:06
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Students/Teachers: Microsoft Office 2007 Offer

Yeah it confused me at first (I've got it on my school laptop) but once you get used to it it's a better product - in my opinion!
Forum: General Discussions 24 Apr 2008, 21:41
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Students/Teachers: Microsoft Office 2007 Offer

How is this "old" when it's an offer only available in April :confused:
Forum: General Discussions 24 Apr 2008, 18:15
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tomkat
Students/Teachers: Microsoft Office 2007 Offer

Someone at work linked me to this: http://www.theultimatesteal.co.uk

If you're a student or teacher in the UK, you can buy Office 2007 for £40 which is a pretty good price. You have to do it...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Apr 2008, 15:35
Replies: 20
Views: 1,686
Posted By Tomkat
Re: congrats to green_cat and cr0!

http://ng-gallery.net/view.php?nick=green_cat

(for those who, like me, were curious about who these two were)

Congrats etc :)
Forum: General Discussions 16 Apr 2008, 09:31
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Vista SP 1

How do you get SP1 if you don't have the internet?
Forum: General Discussions 16 Apr 2008, 09:30
Replies: 28
Views: 1,614
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Britain's Got Talent

Well maybe if you Johnnny Foreigners didn't steal our language then there'd be more of it to go around for our poor uneducated Joe Bloggses...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Apr 2008, 09:29
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Making friends =)

Leather jackets are retro.
Vinyl records are retro.
THUNDERCATS is retro.

Deceiving young girls into performing various degrees of sexual acts with/for you is not retro :(
Forum: General Discussions 14 Apr 2008, 10:17
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Making friends =)

Who, me? :(
Forum: General Discussions 13 Apr 2008, 20:59
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Making friends =)

You should just add them on your normal MSN and pretend that it was a "virus" or bugged or something and somehow combined your brother and your MSN lists. Then just go "so who are you - I'm xxx's...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Apr 2008, 11:34
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Printing Photos ( or good picture shops)

There are loads of professional printing shops around London...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Apr 2008, 13:05
Replies: 78
Views: 4,703
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Work place dilemma

I got bored of the yahwe-wakey argument but is the gist of it just that wakey said "employers can't write negative statements" when he should have written "employers shouldn't write negative...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Apr 2008, 11:12
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

No. Most of the topics are about ethics though (abortion, euthanasia, relationships, etc) and the views that people have on them, so the name is probably more suited anyway.
Forum: General Discussions 2 Apr 2008, 22:50
Replies: 78
Views: 4,703
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Work place dilemma

I was under the impression that employers/ex-employers weren't supposed to say anything negative, too. They were just allowed to brush over the positives, and whoever read the reference had to read...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Apr 2008, 20:20
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

In case you'd forgotten what you wrote, or you'd suddenly changed your stance halfway through the discussion... or whatever. I'm sure you'd never do anything like that though :)
Forum: General Discussions 2 Apr 2008, 15:03
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

I was only being half-serious. The main gripe that Yahwe (and, I assume, furball?) have is that A-level Law does not prepare you for degree-level Law in any shape or form. So if it was given a...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Apr 2008, 20:38
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

Would you say it was less useless if it was given another name (such as Crime Studies or something) ?
Forum: General Discussions 31 Mar 2008, 16:17
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By Tomkat
Re: 'The Boat Race'

I was there on the Thames watching it, but wasn't really paying attention. I think Oxford won...?
Forum: General Discussions 27 Mar 2008, 12:13
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

Not really. It's no more useful to becoming a psychologist than studying Business Studies helps you become a millionaire entrepreneur. It isn't required for Psychology degrees, either.
Forum: General Discussions 26 Mar 2008, 19:48
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

They're no more useless than an A-level in Media Studies or Psychology (etc etc).
Forum: General Discussions 25 Mar 2008, 11:58
Replies: 37
Views: 1,468
Posted By Tomkat
Re: So...

The Daily Mail has a good Codewords section!
Forum: General Discussions 24 Mar 2008, 19:10
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

The silly thing with this thread is that on the one hand I'm being told that making GIF banners is stupid and pointless, then on the other hand that school should be more engaging and fun.

The...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Mar 2008, 01:02
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

The main question I ould have in regard to this (and I only read the first 5 pages, so forgive me if it goes off at another tangent later that I haven't addressed) would be simply that if the state...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Mar 2008, 00:45
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

Are you getting married to reduce the tedium of your job? :(
Forum: General Discussions 24 Mar 2008, 00:26
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

What do you do anyway? Do you have a degree?
Forum: General Discussions 23 Mar 2008, 21:58
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

5 day weekend innit. I've been marking coursework!

Shouldn't you be remarking on professional careers you have no clue about? :salute:
Forum: General Discussions 23 Mar 2008, 16:42
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

maths is important!
Forum: General Discussions 22 Mar 2008, 21:04
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

The reports/articles are mainly concerned with the different styles of learning (there's 6-8 I think, although the main ones are Visual/Auditory/Kinaesthetic) than assessment. That's also quite an...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Mar 2008, 11:19
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

I completely agree. As surprising as some of you may find, I don't like the way that kids are assessed almost entirely quantitatively. I have pupils who are ace with computers, and really know their...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Mar 2008, 20:45
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

I included that in basic computer skills - those were some examples. I just included them as an example of all basic usage of a computer - like logging on, knowing how to access files and shortcuts....
Forum: General Discussions 21 Mar 2008, 16:28
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

People still aren't managing to differentiate between learning objectives and learning outcomes :rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussions 21 Mar 2008, 12:25
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

Nah, "IT" became "ICT" (the "C" is "Communication") when modems and the internet became more widespread. It's still the poor man's Computer Science!




What should they be studying in ICT...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Mar 2008, 12:21
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

Huh? I never claimed that. I said it was practically useful. IE: Nearly everyone will use some level of ICT in their day-to-day lives, be it in the office, at home, on their mobile phone, whatever. I...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Mar 2008, 13:01
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

1. Don't take words out of my mouth. I was talking about ICT as a whole, not this tiny module of the coursework (which will take about 2-3 lessons).
2. I explained it above...




As well as...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Mar 2008, 12:19
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

A good knowledge of scientific theories is not practically useful (ie: in day to day application). A good knowledge of ICT is useful for most people.

Sorry, I'm struggling to see why such a...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Mar 2008, 22:57
Replies: 27
Views: 1,319
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Meeting your heroes

He's moved into a flat and doesn't have the internet. A few of us met up a month or so ago. He's doing fine :cool:
Forum: General Discussions 19 Mar 2008, 22:56
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

You know what "practical" means, right?




ICT doesn't mean "data inputting" :confused:
Forum: General Discussions 18 Mar 2008, 23:44
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

I'm male, it doesn't take much to get you down on your knees Steven.
Forum: General Discussions 18 Mar 2008, 22:28
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

Justify your argument please :)
Forum: General Discussions 18 Mar 2008, 20:51
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

An "advanced" knowledge of ICT (read: GCSE) is more useful - practically speaking - than an "advanced" knowledge of the sciences.
Forum: General Discussions 18 Mar 2008, 17:38
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

It's ok, I know how to create it. They have to research other banners before creating their own though, and I wanted to find some websites with examples on.

I've found some now - cheers.
Forum: General Discussions 18 Mar 2008, 17:21
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

Within the next 5 years, it's been predicted that ICT will replace Science as one of the "core 3 subjects" - maths/english being the other 2. Lots of further education establishments (colleges, sixth...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Mar 2008, 16:38
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

Go ahead.

The skills learnt are:
* General graphical ICT skills (crop/resize/dimensions/vectors etc)
* Folder/File structure
* File types (especially images)
* How websites use graphics
*...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Mar 2008, 13:39
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

Using Flash is a different module/unit. This unit focusses on basic web graphics.

The responses in this thread are pretty much a general indication of why people don't like posting in GD any...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Mar 2008, 13:04
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
Re: GIF Ad Banners

do it for me :salute:
Forum: General Discussions 18 Mar 2008, 11:58
Replies: 120
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tomkat
GIF Ad Banners

Hey chaps

I was wondering if anyone could help me. My year 10s have to create some graphics for a website (a navigation bar, some rollover buttons and an animated advertising banner).

For each...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Mar 2008, 10:59
Replies: 27
Views: 1,900
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Blogs

you must be a pretty crappy accountant then am i rite
Forum: General Discussions 10 Mar 2008, 21:06
Replies: 27
Views: 1,319
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Meeting your heroes

Save the cheerleader, save the world :cool:
Forum: General Discussions 6 Mar 2008, 20:24
Replies: 54
Views: 2,531
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Children Missing

Unlike in Jersey :(
Forum: General Discussions 3 Mar 2008, 20:35
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Prince Abroad

furball can you keep us updated on the celeb gossip please :)
Forum: General Discussions 3 Mar 2008, 15:56
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Prince Abroad

Why would they want to bring him back?!
Forum: General Discussions 2 Mar 2008, 22:44
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Earthquake

It's nearer than 126 miles, innit.
Forum: General Discussions 23 Feb 2008, 13:34
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Hmmm...

Why don't you tell everyone how spambots are detected so that the people who are coding/making them can change how they function!
Forum: General Discussions 23 Feb 2008, 13:24
Replies: 50
Views: 1,899
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Forwarded email

i dont mind illegal immigrants so much as just hating people with skin that isnt the same colour as mine

it clashes :(
Forum: General Discussions 23 Feb 2008, 13:09
Replies: 17
Views: 3,233
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Hi everybody!!!

I've always been confused by your signature demigod. If you take the bold letters out, it spells:

s o t w e i l l d i e

What the hell does that mean?
Forum: General Discussions 16 Feb 2008, 19:22
Replies: 56
Views: 2,392
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Your Worries

huh? no, the ict department... we teach ict...?

newish as in there's a new head of department (last one was sacked/quit) and i'm new.
Forum: General Discussions 16 Feb 2008, 15:36
Replies: 56
Views: 2,392
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Your Worries

It depends on the LEA. Where I was before (Sutton) there was none of this rigmarole. They watched me in a couple of lessons, but I didn't ever feel at risk of anything. In Surrey (where I am now)...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Feb 2008, 15:33
Replies: 38
Views: 1,206
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Valentines

I went round to my girlfriends with some chocolates and stuff like that. We then watched Eastenders and Waterloo Road, then a DVD we'd rented. I fell asleep halfway through.

Living the high life!
Forum: General Discussions 15 Feb 2008, 14:36
Replies: 56
Views: 2,392
Posted By Tomkat
Your Worries

What is/are your biggest worry(ies) at this moment in time?

Personally, I'm scared I won't pass the induction (NQT) year of teaching. It's all based on evidence (such as "Teacher knows how to use...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Feb 2008, 14:27
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By Tomkat
Re: mutant ape-man

When I opened this thread I got all excited as I thought he'd returned :(
Forum: General Discussions 14 Feb 2008, 13:01
Replies: 38
Views: 1,206
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Valentines

You're on a trip to PC World?
Forum: General Discussions 13 Feb 2008, 23:41
Replies: 55
Views: 2,929
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Tramps Tramps Tramps

Really...?




Is that busking? According to your definition, "the practice of doing live performances in public places to entertain people", it is!


PS please don't use the "arguing with...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Feb 2008, 23:36
Replies: 55
Views: 2,929
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Tramps Tramps Tramps

Tramps are those people who sit on the street yahwe. You'd need to tilt your head down to see them though...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Feb 2008, 19:18
Replies: 38
Views: 1,206
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Valentines

Dace will :)
Forum: General Discussions 13 Feb 2008, 19:11
Replies: 55
Views: 2,929
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Tramps Tramps Tramps

According to your "dictionary definition logic" to try and prove that Phil is an idiot...

"Footballers can kick balls really well!"

"Spanish people like to eat paella!"

These two statements...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Feb 2008, 13:31
Replies: 55
Views: 2,929
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Tramps Tramps Tramps

I'm not sure what Mark's point/joke is, but he seems to have missed the obvious reasoning that two separate definitions does not mean the categories are separate. Maybe someone could whip him up a...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Feb 2008, 14:27
Replies: 55
Views: 2,929
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Tramps Tramps Tramps

why has charlie been banned :confused:

stupid tramps!
Forum: General Discussions 8 Feb 2008, 17:06
Replies: 51
Views: 1,892
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Ailments and Freakishness

this is pretty much a perfect example of a model thread
Forum: General Discussions 7 Feb 2008, 14:29
Replies: 51
Views: 1,892
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Ailments and Freakishness

That's pretty funky. I haven't heard of these before. I thought contacts weren't supposed to be worn at night time, as they cause your eyes to dry up and not allow enough oxygen to them?




...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Feb 2008, 00:42
Replies: 51
Views: 1,892
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Ailments and Freakishness

Why? I think this forum needs less people being mean to each other and more mundane discussions!
Forum: General Discussions 6 Feb 2008, 22:54
Replies: 51
Views: 1,892
Posted By Tomkat
Ailments and Freakishness

So we all know I suffered from lymphoma 1-2 years ago (my treatment finished 1 year ago - doesn't time fly?!).

Apart from that I've been a pretty healthy young man. The worst I'd experienced was a...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Feb 2008, 20:47
Replies: 36
Views: 7,553
Posted By Tomkat
Re: At last

If you lived in Jersey it'd only cost you about £1000 :cool:
Forum: General Discussions 6 Feb 2008, 20:32
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Poverty

Surely $1 being regarded as poverty is also relative...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Feb 2008, 16:46
Replies: 442
Views: 21,981
Posted By Tomkat
Re: A Plane Problem

What can I say I'm a persistent arguer.
Forum: General Discussions 5 Feb 2008, 13:36
Replies: 30
Views: 1,592
Posted By Tomkat
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 3 Feb 2008, 01:42
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Tomkat
Re: small userface suggestion: population

shut up jer terrible idea i like sliders and no boxes
Forum: General Discussions 2 Feb 2008, 22:17
Replies: 56
Views: 2,662
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Googling your name

Yeah they're exactly the same.
Forum: General Discussions 31 Jan 2008, 00:09
Replies: 56
Views: 2,662
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Googling your name

sorry i dont even know where i was going with that :(
Forum: General Discussions 31 Jan 2008, 00:09
Replies: 56
Views: 2,662
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Googling your name

Not really I'm jus fukkin' wit ya.
Forum: General Discussions 31 Jan 2008, 00:08
Replies: 56
Views: 2,662
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Googling your name

Nah, it's pronounced Ly-sess-tuhr.
Forum: General Discussions 30 Jan 2008, 12:51
Replies: 56
Views: 2,662
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Googling your name

What on earth are you talking about? If a potential employer decides to independently google your name, and finds some "fake" information you've posted somewhere, that can hardly be regarded as you...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jan 2008, 16:54
Replies: 24
Views: 4,358
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Telebid

Because if you bid at the last minute, you're giving other schmucks the opportunity to click "BID" at the other times (so yours isn't wasted). If someone (say) only allowed themself 20 bids, then...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jan 2008, 09:10
Replies: 24
Views: 4,358
Posted By Tomkat
Re: Telebid

I could make a post about hockey but it would be lost on most.
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