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by Ian Volante
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 103
Views: 7730

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched Attack the Block at the weekend. Quite enjoyed it.
by Ian Volante
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Do you know what you know?
Replies: 13
Views: 783

Re: Do you know what you know?

Mean confidence: 85.20% Actual percent correct: 88.00% You want your mean confidence and actual score to be as close as possible. Mean confidence on correct answers: 87.73% Mean confidence on incorrect answers: 66.67% You want your mean confidence to be low for incorrect answers and high for correc...
by Ian Volante
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 18
Views: 1279

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:04 pm
Livin on a Prayer and Dancing Queen mainly.
Also, Glory Days and Summer of '69. There's clearly something about rose-tinted rock songs that I find particularly loathsome.
by Ian Volante
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 18
Views: 1279

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Livin on a Prayer and Dancing Queen mainly.
by Ian Volante
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 33093

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:18 pm
Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:07 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:11 pm

I'm still getting over the finger clicking thing.
What is this?
This.
Ah I see, thought I'd missed yet another meme du jour.
by Ian Volante
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2109

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Oh wait, much more obvious one. Sleeping in a bed with someone else. This just obviously seems like the worst idea ever and if it were being invented now I think most adults would be horrified. You have to go to sleep at the time chosen by whichever of you wants to go to bed later, and get up at th...
by Ian Volante
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 136
Views: 6971

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Slovakia and Austria to the list this week.
by Ian Volante
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2109

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Enjoy listening to songs that I've heard 64,775 times before. Quite an intriguing one. Obviously you're going for hyperbole, but realistically when would a song's joy die for you? There are many, many tracks that I can't ever imagine suddenly not enjoying. It's true that there are a dozen or so son...
by Ian Volante
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2109

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Enjoy listening to songs that I've heard 64,775 times before.
by Ian Volante
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 33093

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:11 pm
Mark James wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:21 pm
It's especially egregious when it comes to dead celebrities. I don't really care how old someone would have been if they were still alive.
I'm still getting over the finger clicking thing.
What is this?
by Ian Volante
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 171
Views: 17790

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:51 pm
Professor Frink from The Simpsons was based on him.
The Nutty Professor and the many films with Dean Martin.
Also in the King of Comedy and a very underrated film called Funny Bones
Happily I've never seen the Nutty Professor.
by Ian Volante
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Problems with Java
Replies: 25
Views: 3426

Re: Problems with Java

Cleared cookies, no luck.
by Ian Volante
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 171
Views: 17790

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Ian Volante wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:54 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:27 pm
Jerry Lewis has passed away RIP.
Never heard of him. Genuinely.
Actually, I recognise him from something many years ago to be fair.
by Ian Volante
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 171
Views: 17790

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:27 pm
Jerry Lewis has passed away RIP.
Never heard of him. Genuinely.
by Ian Volante
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Problems with Java
Replies: 25
Views: 3426

Re: Problems with Java

Curiouser and, well you know the rest.
by Ian Volante
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Problems with Java
Replies: 25
Views: 3426

Re: Problems with signing in

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:48 pm
Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:45 pm
I know it's not the right thread, but I'm hijacking it anyway. I can't sign in to Apterous, I just get a blank window. Any ideas anyone?
You on Firefox? I'm having the same issue unless I use Edge.
Yep. Bugger, I might have to dust off that browser then.
by Ian Volante
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Problems with Java
Replies: 25
Views: 3426

Re: Problems with signing in

I know it's not the right thread, but I'm hijacking it anyway. I can't sign in to Apterous, I just get a blank window. Any ideas anyone?
by Ian Volante
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 139
Views: 8820

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:28 pm
Not even sure about this but Robin Hood is called Robin because he's always robbin' the rich..?
One of a number of theories.
by Ian Volante
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter Distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 2098

Re: Letter Distribution

Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:50 pm
As a side note, I do find it strange that K has not appeared for FIFTEEN episodes in a row. It's like it was lost for a whole filming week. It will be interesting to see if it appears tomorrow.
Such a thing has happened before. Someone else can probably find the reference.
by Ian Volante
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 449
Views: 34348

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:11 pm
Mark James wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:49 pm
Does anyone know of any place names in other countries that the natives find funny but that someone who knew nothing of the language wouldn't get?
Yes. This is a reminder for me to update tomorrow at work.
Nudge.
by Ian Volante
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 139
Views: 8820

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

I had it in my head that Queen's Park FC changed their name along with the gender of the monarch as appropriate, until I realised that King's Park were a completely different team.
by Ian Volante
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 139
Views: 8820

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:30 pm
When you see footage of a skydiver pull the chord on the chute and they appear to go up when actually it's the cameraman still accelerating that makes it seem that way.
Nah, it's the skydiver accelerating, the cameraman is most likely at terminal velocity at that point.
by Ian Volante
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 152
Views: 25369

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Ben Dali was on Popmaster last week.
by Ian Volante
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 171
Views: 17790

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:44 am
George A Remedies has died. Although he was carrying a Zombie donor card
Never heard of him.
by Ian Volante
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 50
Views: 6384

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

James Robinson wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:40 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:33 pm
He had long enough. But yeah obviously I only posted it to annoy him :) :) :) :o :o :D :)
Just couldn't convert my picture into something that would work on here.... :( :cry:
And I had a nice 27 picture, but can't work out how to post it either :(
by Ian Volante
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 6809

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Isn't it ironic that one of the only available parties to not have a platform during the debates were the DUP. Speaking of which, Both John Major and David Cameron would not form a coalition with the DUP. Why didn't she ask the Lib Dems? Yes they did, along with the other NI parties. I don't rememb...
by Ian Volante
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 6809

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:00 pm
Isn't it ironic that one of the only available parties to not have a platform during the debates were the DUP.

Speaking of which, Both John Major and David Cameron would not form a coalition with the DUP.
Why didn't she ask the Lib Dems?
Yes they did, along with the other NI parties.
by Ian Volante
Wed May 24, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Re: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!

On CoEdi 2012, I'm sure I'd have remembered if I'd beaten Jono, and I don't.
by Ian Volante
Tue May 09, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 6809

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Using a bit of guesstimation based on last week's results, I've now got the Tories at about 375, Labour about 170, Lib Dems ~20, Greens 2, SNP down below 50, UKIP lol. Tory majority of around 100. About 60 seats changing hands, mostly away from Labour. Long way to go yet, but Corbyn needs to work v...
by Ian Volante
Mon May 08, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 6809

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

No No Wise words there from Thomas. Anybody got any thoughts about the local/mayoral elections last week? Major shock here in the Tees Valley mayoral election, with the Conservative candidate narrowly winning (even though the local Labour-dominated councils are much-criticised, Labour candidate Sue...
by Ian Volante
Sat May 06, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 6809

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

He didn't write it. Yes, it was Greg whatsit out of the New Radicals, wasn't it? Which presumably explains why it sounds almost exactly like "You Get What You Give". The New Radicals tune is sublime, Life is a Rollercoaster is average at best It's about as sublime as pouring concrete in my ears.
by Ian Volante
Fri May 05, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 44
Views: 4895

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

There was something about the controls of wipeout hd that I can't put my finger on and that ruined my enjoyment of it. It was like they weren't as tight as the original or something. The original was rock hard though mainly thanks to the controls but ever since Dark Souls I now prefer that old scho...
by Ian Volante
Fri May 05, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 6809

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Noel Mc wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:50 pm
Paul Worsley wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:52 am
Anthony Endsor wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:02 pm
. I'm sure we've all heard of the Ronan Keating song - you say it best 'when you say nothing at all' :lol:
It's an Alison Krauss song. Ronan Keating hasn't got any songs.
Never heard 'Life is a Rollercoaster'? Quality tune
He didn't write it.
by Ian Volante
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 6809

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

I do hope that the working class will not have to turn to the likes of Ukip to be represented. The Labour party is such a shambles and only a new, new Labour, type shake up can save it. If its own MPs would get their heads out of their arses, things would work more smoothly. I don't think it's as b...
by Ian Volante
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 6809

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Tories are obviously likely to win at the moment, but more than a 50 seat majority could be tough, and circumstances may work against them more than expected. Key points to take note of: UKIP and SNP peaked last time, the only way is down. Lib Dems bottomed out last time, the only way is up. UKIP vo...
by Ian Volante
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Confectionery
Replies: 17
Views: 1694

Re: Confectionery

Big lumps of chocolate, wonderful. See also jelly sweets.
by Ian Volante
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 5827

Re: Music connection question

Thanks. Recorded at Granada?
by Ian Volante
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 5827

Re: Music connection question

Is a text version of this puzzle possible?
by Ian Volante
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Warning
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Warning

*checks to see if it's April yet*
by Ian Volante
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 386
Views: 28820

Re: Politics in General

Mark James wrote:
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:27 pm
The best has to be the death penalty for anyone who uses radio signals to kill people. Except of course during warfare. That's only common sense really.
I assume that includes Heart FM.
by Ian Volante
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43245

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory. But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone. I just remembered the sp ecific thing I wanted to do on my phone and failed - I can't read the additional hover text on xkcd strips. Holding on the ...
by Ian Volante
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43245

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory. But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone. I just remembered the specific thing I wanted to do on my phone and failed - I can't read the additional hover text on xkcd strips. Holding on the i...
by Ian Volante
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 171
Views: 17790

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:01 pm
He had ALS, so yeah. Poor guy.
I was going to say great pick (I'd never knowingly heard of him), but this mitigates it somewhat.
by Ian Volante
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 33093

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Charlie Reams wrote:
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:30 am
People who use backtick instead of apostrophe. "I`m fine, how`re you?" whaaaaat.
When typing in a high wind.
by Ian Volante
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deadline Day
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Re: Deadline Day

Apparently not.
by Ian Volante
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 3629

Re: 2017 upgrade!

If it was true that the percentage of flat rounds and the percentage of freak darrens was about the same in max-5 rounds and max-7 rounds, then that would be fine. This actually might be true, I have no idea. Quoting deeper than three does not give an error any more. It just kills off the quotiest ...
by Ian Volante
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43245

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 pm
I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory.

But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone.
You said tapping too, surely that involves lifting the finger off too, otherwise it's just a put. Or something.
by Ian Volante
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43245

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

You don't. What are you trying to achieve? Try tapping and then holding on the link without removing your finger? I just want to see the destination URL before clicking. Something I use a lot, a standard check of dodgy e-mails, and I also like to know where links are going to take me before I let t...
by Ian Volante
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43245

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

You don't. What are you trying to achieve? Try tapping and then holding on the link without removing your finger? I just want to see the destination URL before clicking. Something I use a lot, a standard check of dodgy e-mails, and I also like to know where links are going to take me before I let t...
by Ian Volante
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43245

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

How do you hover over links on a phone screen?
by Ian Volante
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 98
Views: 16255

Re: Countdowners in the news

Dan McColm in the news today........ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-38687837 Missing from 5:30pm on Thursday until the early hours of Friday? That's a night out isn't it, rather than a missing person hunt? How random. I've been 'missing' in someone else's bed for longer t...
by Ian Volante
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 7871

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:57 pm
Done this with crying, but not pissing.
I've woken up crying before, and I think I've pissed as well while dreaming about it. Not for a good while though.
by Ian Volante
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 3629

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Yep, refresh worked for me.
by Ian Volante
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 44
Views: 4895

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:36 pm
Ian Volante wrote:What platform?
PC.
lol, the second image hadn't appeared when I asked that question...
by Ian Volante
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 44
Views: 4895

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

Installed an emulator just so I could play this absolute gem from the past: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/StvRLx3TZG8/maxresdefault.jpg Once I remembered how to play it, I completed the game fairly quickly, but STILL. Everything about it brings back really happy nostalgic memories of playing it on my gran...
by Ian Volante
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 44
Views: 4895

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

I want to get hold of whatever version of Wipeout is on PS3. Wipeout HD (might be called Wipeout HD fury) and you should be able to download it from the PSN store. It's a mash-up of the two PSP Wipeout games and from what I played, really quite good. Not quite up to the highs the series reached wit...
by Ian Volante
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 44
Views: 4895

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

I want to get hold of whatever version of Wipeout is on PS3.
by Ian Volante
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 7871

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Salt in afters should be banned.
by Ian Volante
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When do you consider the seasons to start/end?
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: When do you consider the seasons to start/end?

Around here, Summer lasts for a week in May, Autumn seems to last most of the rest of the year, and Spring and Summer fight with each other for the scraps.
by Ian Volante
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How would you rank the celebratory days of the year?
Replies: 17
Views: 977

Re: How would you rank the celebratory days of the year?

1) Christmas day.
2) Hogmanay.
3) Boxing Day.
4) New Year's Day.
5) Any bank holiday that gives me a day off.
6) My birthday.

Can't think of anything else that interests me.