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by Ian Volante
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 48464

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: 113
Views: 25156

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: 11590

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: 14081

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: 6315

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: 6315

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: 6315

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: 6315

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: 11590

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: 778

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: 1755

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: 3293

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: 2711

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: 519
Views: 61613

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: 519
Views: 61613

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: 519
Views: 61613

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: 205
Views: 37947

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: 11751

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: 161
Views: 38492

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: 519
Views: 61613

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: 1405

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: 519
Views: 61613

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: 1390

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: 14032

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: 397
Views: 40984

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: 899

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: 397
Views: 40984

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: 161
Views: 38492

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: 13461

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: 2262

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: 26
Views: 5873

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: 397
Views: 40984

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: 502
Views: 61994

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: 519
Views: 61613

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: 9220

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: 109
Views: 18854

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: 502
Views: 61994

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: 26
Views: 5873

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: 519
Views: 61613

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: 519
Views: 61613

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: 502
Views: 61994

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: 502
Views: 61994

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: 502
Views: 61994

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: 2262

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: 519
Views: 61613

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: 11590

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: 25156

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: 1727

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: 2371

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: 502
Views: 61994

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: 2777

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: 167
Views: 26115

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: 215
Views: 30990

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: 215
Views: 30990

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: 176
Views: 27216

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: 215
Views: 30990

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: 28
Views: 3411

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: 745

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: 167
Views: 26115

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: 167
Views: 26115

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...