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by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 394
Views: 35690

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: 488
Views: 44807

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: 518
Views: 44272

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: 7671

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: 108
Views: 16364

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: 488
Views: 44807

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: 20
Views: 2669

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: 518
Views: 44272

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: 518
Views: 44272

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: 488
Views: 44807

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: 488
Views: 44807

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: 488
Views: 44807

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: 1980

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: 518
Views: 44272

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: 143
Views: 9861

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Marc Meakin wrote: It must be a good 5 or 6 years now.
Certainly an improvement.
by Ian Volante
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 113
Views: 21861

Re: Countdowners in the news

I wasn't sure where to put this, but I might as well use the de facto Richard Brittain thread. Does Richard Brittain have a brother? Go to this week's Question Time at about 12:56. This is a brilliant shout. I urge people to check it out. I would send a screencap but it's the mannerisms that are ba...
by Ian Volante
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: One From My School That A Few Gross-Minded Members Will Like.....
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

Re: One From My School That A Few Gross-Minded Members Will Like.....

Jerking on someone is pretty clear, but twerking on them? Does that mean literally standing on them and wiggling one's arse? Or are we talking frottage here?
by Ian Volante
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 'Rare Entries' Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Re: 'Rare Entries' Quiz

Euan Slatter wrote:One Entry! No prizes for guessing who....
Meakin?
by Ian Volante
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 488
Views: 44807

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Marc Meakin wrote:Big fish little pond........little fish big pond
Are you raving?
by Ian Volante
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite Songs In Games
Replies: 57
Views: 2426

Re: Favourite Songs In Games

Oh, the song from a secret level on PS1 Doom - Club Doom.
by Ian Volante
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 164
Views: 16223

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

In other news, have we touched upon the right way to eat a banana yet? Opening at the opposite end of the stalk, and using the stalk as a handle of course.
by Ian Volante
Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 214
Views: 22989

Re: Coincidence

Ian Volante wrote:Was just battling with the Omelette selection 'OYAD', and the bloke talking on the radio emphasised the word 'TODAY'. Thanks, I thought.
And then a few minutes later, reading a post of Facebook about someone's holiday in Split, someone said 'split' on the radio. Very exciting.
by Ian Volante
Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 214
Views: 22989

Re: Coincidence

Was just battling with the Omelette selection 'OYAD', and the bloke talking on the radio emphasised the word 'TODAY'. Thanks, I thought.
by Ian Volante
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 127
Views: 14484

Re: What films have you watched lately?

The Goonies. Not too bad actually, although I still made the right decision in seeing Ghostbusters when I had the choice in the cinema.
by Ian Volante
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 214
Views: 22989

Re: Coincidence

This was the biggest coincidence ever. I wonder what the biggest coincidence ever could be Sometimes I wonder if you could get a number (like pi or something but not necessarily pi) that should be irrational, but somehow ends up as rational by some sort of infinite coincidence. So instead of all th...
by Ian Volante
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook
Replies: 22
Views: 1510

Re: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook

Matt Morrison wrote:I leave them hanging and hope they go away. Mostly weird Countdown people.
I've got two of those right now! And a third person who's a quiz equivalent.
by Ian Volante
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Favourite/least favourite new dictionary words
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: Favourite/least favourite new dictionary words

Mark Deeks wrote:I like the fact that you can just make stuff up for a laugh and it's actually in now. And thus I enjoyed the other day the surprising validity of the word PREPUBES.
What?! So, the almost pubes of eleven year olds and blonde-haired people need a word?
by Ian Volante
Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 164
Views: 16223

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

it was brought to my attention Shit, we've got a mole! I for one welcome Steven's reappearance. Without it, we would not have seen Ian called Vagcuntie, and I would have pissed myself laughing one less time than I have now. inb4 it's actually fewer. It sounds stupid, I don't care That's possibly th...
by Ian Volante
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 164
Views: 16223

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

My original post was supposed to be lighthearted, but the complete overreaction by some on here (twisting my words to suit their own agendas) , suggests there may be more than a grain of truth in it. "Real" Top Gear is now on Amazon, Formula 1 is now shared by C4 and Sky. This forum is obviously fa...
by Ian Volante
Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 164
Views: 16223

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Marc Meakin wrote:The owners of Channel 5 also own MTV.
That's why the provide most of the Z list celebrities that with clever editing, end up winning it
Winning what? Channel 5, or MTV?
by Ian Volante
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: IRC Countdown...in 2016?
Replies: 36
Views: 3901

Re: IRC Countdown...in 2016?

http://legalnamefraud.com/ Assuming (in that you linked) you know a bit about this, can you summarise? I have seen one or two massive billboard posters in London with the "illegal to use a legal name" message that have been up for many months but as they never had a URL on them or anything I was to...
by Ian Volante
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: IRC Countdown...in 2016?
Replies: 36
Views: 3901

Re: IRC Countdown...in 2016?

Incidentally, banzaikitten reports that he has been unable to create an account on this forum, I wonder if some admins could take a look at that? Cheers, James What name did he register with? The forum has a 'real name' policy so if he registered with 'banzaikitten' it would've been ignored. Of cou...
by Ian Volante
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you have any unusual habits?
Replies: 39
Views: 1941

Re: Do you have any unusual habits?

Ryan Taylor wrote:
Johnny Canuck wrote:I hold pencils in an odd way, with my thumb on one side of the pencil, bent backwards, and the support of all four other fingers necessary on the other side if my writing is to be good.
I do this too.
How the puck do your thumbs bend backwards?
by Ian Volante
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Mandela Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 1626

Re: The Mandela Effect

I suspect this is something similar to why almost every team at my quizzes thinks that Rage Against The Machine's first hit is called Killing In The Name Of.
by Ian Volante
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 127
Views: 14484

Re: What films have you watched lately?

http://metro.co.uk/2016/08/23/quiz-how-many-of-the-100-best-films-of-the-21st-century-have-you-seen-6086105/ Only seen 17 and didn't like a third of them. There's also some I've seen bits of but not the whole film. Loads on the list I have no intention of seeing and some biggies I think should be o...
by Ian Volante
Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 37
Views: 1609

Re: Olympics

Steven M. McCann wrote:Congratulations to Canada's Melissa Bishop the "REAL" Women's 800 metre champion.
That's "REALLY" insulting.
by Ian Volante
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 142
Views: 10611

Re: How many countries have you been to?

I fancy Germany at some point, and maybe Canada next year if I can scrape up some money.
by Ian Volante
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 37
Views: 1609

Re: Olympics

The two runners have been reinstated as finalists by the organisers, if they are fit enough to race in Friday night's final. Really?? Well they have to retain some semblance of a nod towards the Olympic spirit. It's a no-lose gesture - there's loads of space in a 5,000m race, and one of them's inju...
by Ian Volante
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 9861

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Would that be like Rory Linear making a Buckaroo advert . Needs some explanation. This chap has no obvious ironic associations that would make your comment clear! http://www.whitepages.com/name/Rory-M-Linear/Van-Nuys-CA/8z1xd56 Roy Kinnear. Chubby comic actor fella out of the 1970s and 80s who died...
by Ian Volante
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 9861

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Marc Meakin wrote:Would that be like Rory Linear making a Buckaroo advert .
Needs some explanation. This chap has no obvious ironic associations that would make your comment clear! http://www.whitepages.com/name/Rory-M-L ... CA/8z1xd56
by Ian Volante
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: IRC Countdown...in 2016?
Replies: 36
Views: 3901

Re: IRC Countdown...in 2016?

I'm not sure you should be promoting the competition here - apterites will be deserting in their droves.
by Ian Volante
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 37
Views: 1609

Re: Olympics

Yes I am. I'm enjoying what I've managed to see, but the lack of a decent spoiler-free video round up to watch is pretty frustrating. I'm notstaying up until 4 for anyone, so I just have to hear about swimming (and next week, athletics) via headlines and spoilers :(
by Ian Volante
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 127
Views: 14484

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I don't really get to see new films these days, but ITV's various incarnations have provided a couple of Bonds I wanted to catch up on: Quantum of Solace: Nothing like as bad as I'd heard, so a nice surprise. Does what Bond films do and does it quite well. 7/10 Skyfall: Better still. Bond films sho...
by Ian Volante
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 488
Views: 44807

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

When I woke this morning, I didn't think my language would be impugned in such a manner.
by Ian Volante
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Aliens
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Aliens

Don't see why not. Some interesting thoughts here (http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... -galaxies/) on why we've not yet spotted (or realised that) anyone else.
by Ian Volante
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see in DC?
Replies: 219
Views: 13769

Re: Who would you like to see in DC?

JimBentley wrote:
Ian Volante wrote:Who is Benedict Martin?
He traitorously sold out to the hated British in the American Civil War.
Shame, I thought https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benedict_Martin would have been good.
by Ian Volante
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see in DC?
Replies: 219
Views: 13769

Re: Who would you like to see in DC?

Who is Benedict Martin?
by Ian Volante
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 518
Views: 44272

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:0 has to got to be the zero point!
Why? One is the first number of the counting, and is somewhat more venerable than its upstart neighbour zero.
by Ian Volante
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 142
Views: 10611

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Ian Volante wrote:Wikipedia lists 50 without Kosovo:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_s ... _in_Europe
No fucking way is Kazakhstan in Europe. Not having that.
I'm sure it's lovely. Blame the Urals for being in the wrong place.
by Ian Volante
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 142
Views: 10611

Re: How many countries have you been to?

So jel :( I'm up to 35 as well having visited Slovakia last month. Just 15 countries left to visit in Europe... Are you including Kosovo? I think it's 51 if you do. Yeah, I am - where are you getting 51 from? There are 47 AFAIK. Georgia/Azerbaijan/Armenia are considered European by some (but not ot...
by Ian Volante
Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 286
Views: 25273

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Down to the final 21 episodes of TNG I think.
by Ian Volante
Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 142
Views: 10611

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
sean d wrote:23: Iceland, it's as wonderful, spectacular, quirky and eye-wateringly expensive as you'd expect
So jel :(

I'm up to 35 as well having visited Slovakia last month. Just 15 countries left to visit in Europe...
Are you including Kosovo? I think it's 51 if you do.
by Ian Volante
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Current Labour Leadership Election
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Current Labour Leadership Election

I read an interesting piece yesterday on the parallels between the current situation and the split that occurred in 1981. As that article says however, it's bloody tough to split a party, so anyone doing it needs to be very brave and very sure of themselves and their support.
by Ian Volante
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 20th-26th July shows - SPOILERS
Replies: 12
Views: 1219

Re: 20th-26th July shows

Graeme Cole wrote:To be fair, if you haven't seen the previous shows and don't want to know what happens, why read the post in the Spoilers forum called "20th-26th July shows"?
I'm a borderline troll, probably. Plus I can't help but read threads that are in my unread list, but aren't spoiler threads.
by Ian Volante
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 20th-26th July shows - SPOILERS
Replies: 12
Views: 1219

Re: 20th-26th July shows

I had no idea Stephen Fuller had won 6, although saying that, the recaps don't seem to have caught up yet, so I wouldn't have found that out for a while anyway.
by Ian Volante
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 20th-26th July shows - SPOILERS
Replies: 12
Views: 1219

Re: 20th-26th July shows

Spoiler...
by Ian Volante
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Todays Episode of BBC'S Flog It.
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: Todays Episode of BBC'S Flog It.

Steven M. McCann wrote:Television at its best.
Why the Beeb still wastes money on David Attenborough I'll never know.
by Ian Volante
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 13158

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

James Laverty wrote:Another Countdowner on OC tonight- Amy Godel.
And the rest!
by Ian Volante
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 23545

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Give us a week off at least!
by Ian Volante
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 13158

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Matt Morrison wrote:Shocking that RB wasn't the first clue in the "Britain" round too, massive opportunity missed there.
Hit the nail on the head there.