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Joined on: Sunday, 23rd December 2001, 02:26, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 05:47

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About this user: 13.5 stones of wit

This user has posted a total of 13966 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 1.83 messages a day, or 12.78 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 29 messages, which is on average 0.97 messages a day.

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RE: [VIDEO] Willow

It's a little iconoclastic, and as much I hate to say it, that first episode was doing great until Warwick showed up and started talking, He's a lovely bloke, enthusiastic for his projects, a great father, and a prolific ambassador and representative for performers of a diminutive stature, and certainly iconic, but dammit, he's just not a very good actor.

Apart from when he played Griphook in the last HP movie. Other than that, he's consistently meh

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RE: [VIDEO] Wednesday (Addams Family spin-off)

Amazing, astounding, perfection. There aren't enough superlatives to encapsulate how absolutely spot-on this series was, from the mind of Burton based on the original performances of Ricci. I'm happy she was involved as it gave her blessing to Ortega's portrayal.

This, I would watch several times, which i haven't been willing to do with a series since Buffy.

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RE: [VIDEO] Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3

Looks like they filmed the holiday special at the same time. Big Dave's looking a but flabby around the neck in this as well. Happens to the best of us

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RE: [VIDEO] Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

Thought that was going to be another yawnfest, but that second strike almost make me forgive Foden for that haircut

almost

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RE: [VIDEO] Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

Well, someone's going to be getting a thorough kicking in the cells later

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RE: [VIDEO] Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

I've seen a few part-time patriots driving around, but certainly not the plethora as in past competitions. 

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RE: [VIDEO] Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

Is there a word for an irrational fear of rainbows? If there is, they've got it. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-63710435

EDIT: Iridophobia, apparently

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This item was edited on Tuesday, 22nd November 2022, 11:06

RE: Twitter being Musked

Trump's twitter account is reinstated. I have no words

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-63692369

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RE: [VIDEO] Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

Quote:
mbilko says...
"so can we talk about the footie now??"

Think that genuinely needs a separate thread. This is so far removed from being about sport that the actual competative event is a completely different.. event

It's weird. I've commented on a few facebook & Instagram posts about how really s***ty this whole situation is, and I've been personally inundated with responses & message requests  from people with suspiciously Arabic-sounding names, and clearly fake accounts using the almost identical broken English, about the hypocrisy of the west (as mentioned earlier, alomst word-for-word in places) and how glorious the world cup will be, and how I shouldn't criticise Qatar becaise I don't know anything about it because I don't live there

Ah, the freedom that comes from not living in a North-Korean-esque civilisation and being able to actually look into things yourself without using a heavily-edited version of 'the internet'.

Just wait until the indescribably dodgy refereeing decisions start happening. Qatar in the final? Who'd a thunk it?


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RE: [VIDEO] Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

Quote:
RJS says...
"Piers Morgan did that earlier this week "

I am Jack's complete lack of surprise

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RE: [VIDEO] Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

Infantito launches into a bout of obvious whataboutism, comparing the behaviour of European counties 3000 years ago to the current actions what's supposed to be a modern & flourishing country at the forefront of everything.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/63687412

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RE: [VIDEO] Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

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RJS says...
"Aren't the technical teams provided by broadcasters who are just going to do their own thing? I hope so anyway."

They'll probably have 'officials' leaning over their shoulder, making sure that everything being broadcast meets their 'high moral standards', nudging the cameras if they focus on the wrong thing for too long, and eventually cancel live broadcasts until the footage has been 'cleansed'.


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RE: Twitter being Musked

How screwed is Twitter? Let me count the ways..

Crap, I lost count


(Bit long and sweary in places, but really brings to light how actually dangerous this entire clusterf**k is)



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RE: [VIDEO] Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

Just wondering how they're going to react when the Ultras kick off

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RE: [VIDEO] Post Trump fallout

Hasn't a chance (hopefully). Everyone is calling him toxic for the GOP, including but not limited to, nearly every Fox pundit. He'll be dumped in favour of someone like DeSantis and run as an independent, which just means the nutters who still think he's god will just split the vote and guarantee Joe a second term


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RE: [VIDEO] Lego Hogwarts 71043 - second biggest set ever

Now it's getting silly



https://www.lego.com/en-gb/product/eiffel-tower-10307

£555, 2 feet wide at the base, and at 5 feet tall, it's actually taller than my mum.

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RE: Distressingly slow laptop. New RAM needed?

Welp, after looking in the completely wrong place, it turns out 16gb is a bit much for the MB to handle, 12 being the maximum. Oh well, at least the returns policy allows for such fubars.

Maybe I'll spend the refund on that SSD after all.

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RE: Distressingly slow laptop. New RAM needed?

Well, cracked the case and there's definitely no space for another slot on the underside of the MB, and even if there was, it'll take a better man than me to take that bugger apart.

Ram arrives tomorrow, and I'll look into an SSD later. I have experience with porting to a new drive after doing the same with my PC a few months ago.

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RE: Distressingly slow laptop. New RAM needed?

Indeed. I find my lack of clocks disturbing...

EDIT: Crucial scanner doesn't seem to be working for some reason, on laptop and PC

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This item was edited on Sunday, 13th November 2022, 13:08

RE: Have you had Covid yet?

Fascinating stuff, and I could probably put myself into the 'abortive infection' bracket, for reasons I stated in my last post

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RE: Distressingly slow laptop. New RAM needed?

It was reasonably priced a few years ago, and I barely do anything above standard browsing with it. Although it can run Portals 1&2 quite well

Quote:
RJS says...
"Doesn't it already have an SSD in it?"

That's what I thought was a bit odd. It's a HDD (one of these) so I was wondering if there's something amiss that would cause it to be misidentified by Speccy

I'm also curious about the reading for the Memory above. Is that normal for DDR4 memory in a laptop, as in all zeroes and a question mark?

Nothing jumping out at me in eventviewer, but like everthing it's so slow at the moment it's like searching through treacle

I'll run a few checks this afternoon (SFC, CHK) but that may take a while. I've bitten the bullet and ordered the extra RAM anyway, but I'll crack the case later and see if there's anything else on the other side of the motherboard

This is why I prefer PCs.
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RE: Twitter being Musked

Yup. Saw that about Eli Lilly. What's more staggering is that the price of Insulin is so gouged over there that a silly statement like that wiped 4% off the share price. Doesn't sound like much, but that equates to $16 billion



Kinda sickening in several ways, that

But under all this is the fact that Musk was more or less forced to buy Twitter after he initally pulled out after seeing how much of a clusterf**k it was under the surface, and now he's got full control it's just imploding.

As I'm mentioned before. Elon Musk is not a clever man, he just has enough money to surround himself with clever people and take the credit for their endeavours.

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Distressingly slow laptop. New RAM needed?

Lappy slowing down to depressing levels lately. My internet speed itself is more than adequate for 1080 streaming on the PC & TV, but the laptop has trouble buffering even low-res youtube videos. I've run all the usual checks, defragged for what it's worth, checked the ram via bios, and uninstalled a crapton of programs I haven't used/played in ages

The Ram that's in there at the moment is just a cheap Corsair, but looking to upgrade to 16gb (Crucial). This is what Speccy tells me

(Ignore the bit at the top about 2 slots. There's definitely only one.)






Any tips/advice before I fork out £60?

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This item was edited on Saturday, 12th November 2022, 22:17

RE: [VIDEO] Russia invaded Ukraine

Russia have completely withdrawn from the Kherson region, but the kremlin is insisting that this isn't a humiliating defeat for Putin

He's probably put landmines in all the schools

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RE: [VIDEO] Andor

Still finding it a bit dull, I'm afraid.

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RE: [VIDEO] Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

Sepp Blatter, that bastion of virtue, has admitted that awarding the world cup to Qatar in 2010 was a mistake, but is also very careful to heap every ounce of blame on Michel Platini

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/63554507


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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

I'm more a fan of the way he doesn't let his callers get away with making banal, supposedly crowd-pleasing statements (that would be accepted in their bubble) and asks them to clarify. Of note was the chap who called up and the first thing he said was 'Heart on my sleeve, I'm a big fan of Donald Trump and his policies'. James got about 15 minutes out of that.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Quote:
Snaps says...
"He has been on my must listen list for a while now."

I'm not subscribed to the LBC channel, but more often than not if one of their vids pops up I'll gove it a listen & generally agree with what's being said. It's quite telling that he mentions those who are 'reaching for the off button or switching to Radio 4', because on the odd occasion I'm discussing a hot topic of the day and mention something James has said, or link to one of his videos, the person I'm having said discussion with will adopt the impression I've just Godwinned myself out of the argument for having the audacity to mention his name

Truth hurts.


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RE: Troll (netflix)

Unofficial sequel to Troll Hunter?

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