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by Ian Volante
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Confectionery
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

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: 4263

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: 4263

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: 562

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: 385
Views: 25267

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: 40548

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: 40548

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: 106
Views: 5125

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: 486
Views: 25934

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: 248

Re: Deadline Day

Apparently not.
by Ian Volante
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 1707

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: 40548

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: 40548

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: 40548

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: 40548

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: 13562

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: 140
Views: 4947

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: 1707

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: 39
Views: 2646

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: 39
Views: 2646

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: 39
Views: 2646

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: 39
Views: 2646

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: 140
Views: 4947

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: 322

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: 613

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.
by Ian Volante
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.
Replies: 22
Views: 1392

Re: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.

Heh, no. 99% of the games I had were - brace yourself - illegal copies. But I remember the reviews from the time and have played it since on emulators (it's not especially good and certainly not worth tracking down today, although it certainly has novelty value). no? definitely not a chance of clas...
by Ian Volante
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crisps
Replies: 47
Views: 1156

Re: Crisps

There used to be Wotsit-shaped baked-bean flavour things I used to devour in our clubhouse back in the day, I presume they were a local brand - certainly never seen them since. Always a bit of Russian roulette with the 1 in 20 or so chance of getting a tooth-breaking crunchy bit.
by Ian Volante
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 25934

Re: People you shouldn't trust

I can understand that the abbreviation of IMHO can annoy some people who hate text speak. But I only use the term so people don't think i think I am stating a fact. The term no offence but is always going to have something offensive following it IMHO It's nothing to do with it being text speak. To ...
by Ian Volante
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 25934

Re: People you shouldn't trust

:D
by Ian Volante
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 25934

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Heather Styles wrote:as they soon won't be able to be talked about again until Christmas Eve 2017).
I just had some for lunch, they were very nice.

Also, have we done people who feel the need to use 'IM(H)O' on forums?
by Ian Volante
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 106
Views: 5125

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Here are my Mandela effect top ten. I. E. People still alive I thought were dead. 1 Bill Maynard. 2. Peter Sallis 3. Betty White 4. Carol Channing 5. Desmond Tutu 6. Jimmy Carter 7.Lord Carrington 8. John Noakes 9.Vera Lynn 10. Bernie Clifton I read that BBC article about the Mandela effect, and em...
by Ian Volante
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 8184

Re: FOCAL 2016

lolz drama. About time too.
by Ian Volante
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 144
Views: 21687

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Martin Hurst wrote:Not a quiz, but Doug Roberts (the pirate guy from CD a few weeks ago) was on Watchdog after he complained that a supermarket gift set of 3 jars of jam was more than double the price of buying the three jars of jam individually.
Well he's a fanny if he bought it. Just another stupidity tax innit?
by Ian Volante
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 25934

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Mark James wrote:Adults with no children who get excited about the Late Late Toy Show. (Might not be known outside of Ireland but I'm sure you can guess what it's about)
I'm taking offence on behalf of my fiancée.
by Ian Volante
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: New fivers not meat-free
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: New fivers not meat-free

I think it would be best if vegans were not issued with antibiotics on the NHS, but just handed some healing crystals instead. Apparently, most proseccos aren't vegan either. Seems like you're lumping vegans in with nutjobs such as homeopaths, somewhat harsh I'd say. And yes, isinglass and the like.
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 25934

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:People who think that Black Friday is something other than Friday the 13th.
Nay lad, it's the last Friday before the final week before Christmas where everyone gets mortal drunk and shits in the street. No amount of capitalist promotion of shelf-clearing events is going to change that.
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Playing along with TV: Trial Octorun
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Playing along with TV: Trial Octorun

Could never be arsed. I did win a grand final in the early 90s though against either opponent.
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 8156

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

I agree with that ranking above, definitely should resurrect Paul Daniels to solve the problem.
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 385
Views: 25267

Re: Politics in General

Only if you consider him worthy of being called a human being. I was clearly making a distinction between putting a creature down if it had rabies or whatever and a danger to society. And a human being. I think murder in cold blood should always carry a death penalty outside of War. I guess unless ...
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rain
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: Rain

Ok, so our first issue was - does a scale of rain start at 0 (no rain at all) or does it start at 1 (obviously what 1 represents is subjective in itself, but you know what I mean)? http://i.imgur.com/OYLMUEy.png Looking back I think we were foolish to try and have a single descriptor and then a ser...
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 385
Views: 25267

Re: Politics in General

Probably should be on a new thread but shouldn't that evil bastard who murdered Jo Cox , be given the death penalty rather than waste hundreds of thousands of tax payers money to incarcerate them. No society should ever kill another human. But evil scum like this should lose their human status and ...
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 144
Views: 21687

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Gary Male currently on Radio 2's PopMaster.
by Ian Volante
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mondegreens
Replies: 122
Views: 9720

Re: Mondegreens

Just realised that I had Def Leppard's Pour Some Sugar On Me wrong all these years.

I thought it was:

'I'm hot, can't sleep,
from my head, to my feet'.

That never sat right with me, but I never thought about it hard enough to correct it from 'can't sleep' to 'sticky sweet'.
by Ian Volante
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 1344

Re: Organised Religion

Of the codes of conduct that are out there, Christianity is a pretty good one imo. It is certainly preferable to smug liberalism, and/or market economy values... which are the current driving forces behind Western society. If smug liberalism was in charge, I doubt we'd have the broad swathe of righ...
by Ian Volante
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Greatest ever Apterites
Replies: 19
Views: 1008

Re: Greatest ever Apterites

Number of unique days played is hard to discount as a measure in this context. And number of games (someone who's played 1,000 games and got 100 max games is obviously significantly better than someone who's played 10,000 games and got the same number). I don't think Ian's comment was serious thoug...
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 385
Views: 25267

Re: Politics in General

Nicholas Soames out please. He takes up the space of two anyway.
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 436
Views: 29353

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Fred Mumford wrote:I'd have thought she is too old to risk having that sort of operation.
*like*
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 25934

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Many years ago, a place I worked at installed its first e-mail system. Within an hour on the first morning, someone decided to test the out of office system by e-mailing themselves. Unfortunately, the system didn't limit the number of replies, so the server was immediately sent into an infinite loop...
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Tumbleweed
Replies: 46
Views: 6133

Re: Tumbleweed

22,567 bells. Couldn't resist.
by Ian Volante
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown words spotted in real life
Replies: 106
Views: 13394

Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

Mark Deeks wrote:Last night on the Apprentice, the contestants were challenged to buy some rambutans, a tagine and a lengha.
Sounds like fucking great telly.
by Ian Volante
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 436
Views: 29353

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

While do people feel the need to have two separate two-minute silences to mark the end of the First World War? And when the 11th November falls on a Sunday, they seem to invent some other day just to make sure we get two. I think it's insane. I agree. The addition of another minute of silence this ...
by Ian Volante
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Greatest ever Apterites
Replies: 19
Views: 1008

Re: Greatest ever Apterites

Number of unique days played is hard to discount as a measure in this context.
by Ian Volante
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 25934

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:People who think BODMAS or BIDMAS are helpful.
Aye, only BEDMAS is useful.
by Ian Volante
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 25934

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Marc Meakin wrote:The American people to make a judgement call
Since when did we have any room to talk?
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 436
Views: 29353

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

40.5J to get your spaceship from zero to 9m/s. And yes, I know where this is going. Someone who's done physics more recently than me is welcome to explain the answer, cos I'm now confused too, something to do with the rate of acceleration probably.
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 436
Views: 29353

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

In a nutshell, it is correct to look at the change in velocity rather than the overall velocity. But I could increase a vehicle's velocity by 2m/s or by 1m/s twice. Is there a difference? Not as far as I can see. To increase its velocity by 1m/s takes the same amount of energy whether it's going at...
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 436
Views: 29353

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

In a nutshell, it is correct to look at the change in velocity rather than the overall velocity.
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 1344

Re: Organised Religion

You say that Muslims are po-faced, I suspect you're conflating the average Muslim with the high-profile mouthpieces. Brendon Burns has interesting anecdotes about doing comedy gigs in Islamic countries, and says that the people there laugh at pretty much exactly the same things we laugh at too. It's...
by Ian Volante
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 25934

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People that press the bell on the bus when someone's already pressed it.
by Ian Volante
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 140
Views: 4947

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Marc Meakin wrote: It must be a good 5 or 6 years now.
Certainly an improvement.