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Forum: SLC 24 November 2017, 12:11 PM
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Views: 14,759
Posted By Richard W
Wow, those flutes are amazing!

Wow, those flutes are amazing!
Forum: SLC 23 November 2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,759
Posted By Richard W
I learned about the Look-and-say sequence...

I learned about the Look-and-say sequence (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Look-and-say_sequence) (from an SMBC comic (http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/mathematical-methods)).

I'm surprised I'd not...
Forum: Rantidote 23 November 2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 52,760
Posted By Richard W
Well, except that (when it's working) you only...

Well, except that (when it's working) you only need to touch the button to hang up - it's answering it when you need to swipe! Maybe you'd end up answering it while trying to get it out of your...
Forum: Rantidote 23 November 2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 52,760
Posted By Richard W
Yes, it does seem to break several of the...

Yes, it does seem to break several of the user-interface design "rules", such as behaving as an analogue of the physical button it represents, behaving the way the user expects, and behaving...
Forum: Rantidote 23 November 2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 52,760
Posted By Richard W
The red "hang up" button on my android phone...

The red "hang up" button on my android phone seems to have stopped working (which is weird because it's an on-screen software button). Either that or I've completely forgotten how to hang up a call....
Forum: Techno-Babble 23 November 2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By Richard W
The mountains are in on it as well. They're quite...

The mountains are in on it as well. They're quite clearly trying to look as if they're not flat, in order to fool us. We know they're flat, though. Climbing them won't help.
Forum: Techno-Babble 23 November 2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,420
Posted By Richard W
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/23/phil...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/23/philip-hammond-pledges-driverless-cars-by-2021-and-warns-people-to-retrain



Ha ha!



On another note, I forgot to mention this earlier, but I...
Forum: War, What Is It Good For? 23 November 2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Richard W
They'd need to put a Twitter support address on...

They'd need to put a Twitter support address on it, too. "Security code not working? Please tweet one of our staff at @nuclearcodeshelpline for assistance." That conversation would keep us all amused...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 November 2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 79,216
Posted By Richard W
That's one reason I don't play online, and one...

That's one reason I don't play online, and one reason I don't like Deluxe Editions even as a solo player! As I said in one of my long posts above...

I got the Deluxe Edition of AC: Origins because...
Forum: SLC 21 November 2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,164
Posted By Richard W
I'm looking for a job at the moment, and had an...

I'm looking for a job at the moment, and had an application in via an agency with a company in Uxbridge.

Yesterday I got a call from the agency, which I was expecting to be to arrange an...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 21 November 2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 56,151
Posted By Richard W
1. I've never seen it, but the obvious guess...

1. I've never seen it, but the obvious guess would be turkey.

2. Airedale.

3. I'm not sure of this but something at the back of my mind says it's S (for Sol or sun-like).

4. Internet...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 November 2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 79,216
Posted By Richard W
I saw Horizon: Zero Dawn at a friend's house...

I saw Horizon: Zero Dawn at a friend's house recently. It's still first on my list of reasons to get a PS4, but sadly the reasons not to get a PS4 are still well ahead at the moment.

I finished...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 21 November 2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Richard W
They don't mention this in the article or video,...

They don't mention this in the article or video, but those blokes certainly all seem to be enjoying their hunts, don't they? The dogs' ears aren't the only things that are "pricked up"...
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 November 2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,420
Posted By Richard W
Well, we're going to find out soon in the UK too...

Well, we're going to find out soon in the UK too - in the new budget, Philip Hammond is removing all the annoying regulations and making a £1bn investment in the technology in order to "put the UK in...
Forum: Rantidote 19 November 2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 52,760
Posted By Richard W
The shops round here seem OK about it. I got a...

The shops round here seem OK about it. I got a second-hand game a while ago that wouldn't install, even though it had no visible scratches. I took it back to CEX and they changed it straight away...
Forum: SLC 18 November 2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 118,007
Posted By Richard W
Surely it will have been rebuilt? When I visited...

Surely it will have been rebuilt? When I visited Japan it didn't take long to realise that "500 years old" meant "last built in 1995; previously built in 1517, 1523, 1589, 1642 ... "
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 November 2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,014
Posted By Richard W
That is the era I'm thinking of, but I remember...

That is the era I'm thinking of, but I remember the earlier wedge-shaped ones as well. Funnily enough, if you believe Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TVR), they made far more of the Griffith...
Forum: SLC 16 November 2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Richard W
So I went to HobbyCraft and got some of the paper...

So I went to HobbyCraft and got some of the paper that's designed for marker pens. (And the second pack of pens in the range with a selection of more subtle colours...)

Funnily enough, it's pretty...
Forum: SLC 16 November 2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,164
Posted By Richard W
I noticed some tiny orange weevils or mites or...

I noticed some tiny orange weevils or mites or something in a packet of dried birds-eye chillies several years ago. They're still in my cupboard, and used occasionally, now.

I still can't tell my...
Forum: SLC 16 November 2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 118,841
Posted By Richard W
Yes, you're right! Sorry. I had been thinking it...

Yes, you're right! Sorry. I had been thinking it wasn't quite right myself. But he and ImNotDedalus had a fairly similar sense of humour so I tended to get them muddled up, or at least associate...
Forum: SLC 16 November 2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 118,841
Posted By Richard W
People just used to write "waffles". Linking to...

People just used to write "waffles". Linking to images came later, and I guess that would have used bandwidth, but I don't think that removing the post and writing "waffles" instead of the duplicate...
Forum: SLC 16 November 2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Richard W
My friend's was a screen, so you were drawing on...

My friend's was a screen, so you were drawing on the same surface as the image. Although I still hadn't got used to having to compensate for the thickness of the glass during my short trial - the...
Forum: SLC 16 November 2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Richard W
On a different note, I tried a friend's drawing...

On a different note, I tried a friend's drawing tablet, which he uses with Photoshop as a painting application, the other day. He uses it to draw rotationally-symmetric mandala style designs. I was...
Forum: SLC 16 November 2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Richard W
Thanks - sorry I didn't reply earlier... After...

Thanks - sorry I didn't reply earlier... After finishing the sketch I'd started above, I did another of a knight on horseback, on cartridge paper from a pad I'd not tried, but I ended up overthinking...
Forum: SLC 16 November 2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 118,841
Posted By Richard W
(Would be an eta if I'd thought of it earlier)...

(Would be an eta if I'd thought of it earlier) Also a corruption or semi-phonetic version of "back at you!" I think.
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