* Posts by Qwelak

41 posts • joined 11 Dec 2009

Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD

Qwelak

Thought everuone new

The chicken crossed the road to see his flat mate.

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Dungeons & Dragons relaunches with 'freemium' version 5.0

Qwelak

I am fortunate

enough to still have a solid gaming group. Almost never player AD&D though, started with Traveller and RuneQuest and moved on from there. Currently engaged in a Rolemaster Campaign.

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MPs urge UK.gov to use 1950s obscenity law to stifle online stiffies

Qwelak

Re: So...

That would be the pension you have paid into all your working life to EARN would it or paid through taxes/national insurance to the government for your state pension. Not quite the same thing really.

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Massive new AIRSHIP to enter commercial service at British dirigible base

Qwelak

Re: Bruce Bruce

He also wrote a rather dubious book by the name of :

Lord Iffy Boatrace

Iffy was the word

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1328187.The_Adventures_of_Lord_Iffy_Boatrace

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Ghosts of Christmas Past: Ten tech treats from yesteryear

Qwelak

Re: Out that whole lot..

Still have an Atari 2600 (the second black plasitc design not the wood effect one - that died), also had the FX-570. Wanted the Big Trak but could afford it at the time.

Also remember work (An Art & Design uni) getting several of the Quicktake cameras in when they were newly out. Were VERY popular with the students.

Thanks for making me feel old.

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BBC's Clangers returns in £5m 'New Age' remake

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Happy

Swear like Troopers

Loved the description from the beeb site. Apparently the Clangers whistles are supposed to be proper sentences converted and they are supposed to swear like troopers.

Hope they do a better job than most of the reboots we've seen.

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Boffins have constructed a new LIGHT SABRE. Their skills are complete

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Coat

If this guy is Lukin ...

does he have a father called Anake

I'll get me Jedi robe

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Google chap reverse engineers Sinclair Scientific Calculator

Qwelak

Haven;t got a sinclair but..

I did find whilst clearing my house out for a move an old Texas Instruments Ti 1250 calculator from c1976.

Put batts in switched on and the old red LED display lit up perfectly and the thing still works. a blast from the pasr.

Qwelak

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Mystery object falls from sky, area sealed off by military: 'Weather balloon', say officials

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Happy

Re: released from Where?

Why not, in Britain we have the towns of Upper, Lower and Middle Wallop. Not as good as North Piddle though

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Modern-day Frankenstein invents CURE for BEHEADING

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Joke

They need to be careful or heads will roll

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UN report says killer bots could fight WAR WITHOUT END

Qwelak
Mushroom

Re: Civilised war

Wasn't there a Star Trek episode where the war was "computerised" and if you were informed you were a casualy you had to report to a termination centre but there was no actual physical damage. It might have actually been called War Without End.

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UN to call for 'pre-emptive' ban on soulless robot bomber assassins

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Mushroom

Not sure I get this

I always thought that a missile like the tomahawks etc are launched with a preset target which it then autonomously flies to and impacts.

The report as I saw seemed to be referring to re-usable robot craft capable of many missions and capable of selecting their own target rather than a specific assigned target.

I may have misunderstood but I think the UN may be referring to re-usable craft rather than fire once.

PGB.

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'Catastrophic failure' of 3D-printed gun in Oz Police test

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Facepalm

Re: Eadon A Controvertial Topic (for a change)

Are you aware how many morons there are in the world?

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Oklahoma cops rake ashes of 'spontaneous combustion' victim

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Pint

Re: I thought this kind of thing had been explained as a 'wick effect'?

Amazing, it seems that that picture stayed in the minds of everyone who sawit. I can still remember that issue of the Unexplained and the picture itself. Happy memories.

Beer to quench the internal flames

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Greenland ice SIMPLY WOULD NOT MELT in baking +8°C era 120k years ago

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Happy

Re: it's 42

There is a theory that It is actually impossible for both the ultimate question and the ulitmate answer to be known at the same time, if it ever happens the universe will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre abd inexplicable.

There is another theory that this has in fact already happened.

From the HHGttG, Douglas Adams

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Web is turning us into kid-ults with no 'private identities' - report

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Big Brother

I admit

I avoid social networking sites like the plague. I wonder how many of the current using generation will find stupid posts and embarrassing facts coming back to haunt them later in life. So few people seem to fail to realise that once it's on the web it's there for good. Big brother won't forget.

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UK falls behind in global graphene patent race

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WTF?

And so the story repeats itself

What is it with this country. We have a long and fairly illustriuous history of invention and inovation, so why whenever we discover/create the next greatest thing we totally fail to make anything much of it and we end up trailing everything else.

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Review: Lego Lord of the Rings game

Qwelak
Pirate

Now that's an idea

I think thats meant to be a Nazgul, now that's an idea

The Witch King of Angmar Vs The Dark Lord of the Sith

That would be a rumble worth watching

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Polish man mistakes hot iron for mobe

Qwelak
Happy

6 years ago

Back in the day there was a clip doing the rounds on email showing a gent doing precisely that. A bloke ironing a shirt on the floor, phone rings puts iron to ear, yells in pain. I found it in my old email funny archive dating to Oct 2006.

Qwelak

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Patrick Moore: Lived with cats, accompanied Einstein on the piano

Qwelak
Pint

The end of an Era

RIP Sir Patrick, one of a kind now gone. Always loved Sky at Night though didn't follow it as often as I'd have liked. Pleased to have caught his last show (quite by chance) last week.

Cheers for everything.

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Stob on Quatermass: Was this British TV's finest sci-fi hour?

Qwelak
Alien

Ironically

I picked up the box set of the original Quatermass, Q2 and the pit (probably the same as reviewed) only 2 or 3 weeks ago. I too was a little miffed by the lack of the original Quatermass series beyond ep 2 but it's a shame that Stob did not watch Q2 as it is much better quality than the original Q. episodes.

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Apple rejects NAKED HIPPIE ebook, despite apple coverup

Qwelak
Paris Hilton

Re: @ Robert Long 1

I think the word you were looking for is depilation, dilapidation is what happens to houses.

Paris, well because...

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Classic game 'Elite' returns … on Kickstarter

Qwelak
Go

Not much to lose really

Chucked some cash their way. If it works wonderful if not it not a huge loss. We LOVE to see it though, I lost a great deal of my youth to that game.

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Slideshow: A History of First-person Shooters in 20 Games

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Alien

Re: Gak!

Speaking of Elite there's a kickstarter going for David Braben to update ELite for the 21st century

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Qwelak
Holmes

Re: almost forgot

It was the first FPS I know of to do that, Fallout had them too but thats RPG and third person.

BTW Isn't the Marathon picture actually from Marathon 2, the first one never had the sawn offs.

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Slideshow: A History of Horror in 20 Scary Games

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Alert

Why Res Evil 2 not 1. I found the original far more scary than the second one. The camera angles were brilliantly (if annoyingly) positioned for max surprise. Made me jump out of my seat more than once.

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Why James Bond's Aston Martin Top Trumps the rest

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Black Helicopters

From Russia with l;ove

I am fairly sure that at the begining of FRWL bond actually had a proper Bentley which was replaced in Goldfinger with the DB5.

Fell free to correct if necessary

Black Helicopter .. Well it's Bond

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Ocker CANNIBAL DEATH SPIDERS invade Japan!

Qwelak
Mushroom

Have they reached Fukushoma yet?

Be prepared for a giant, mutant, radioactive redbacks terrorising Japan with eight laser shooting eyes, firey breath and able to spit poison 200yds - I give you Redzilla

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Ridable giant robo-bug creeps, crawls toward reality

Qwelak
Mushroom

Re: It needs two more legs and some big fangs

NO, not a minigun it should have a frikkin laser

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Road deaths spark crackdown on jaywalking texter menace

Qwelak

Re: Remind me again

Perhaps it would be sensible to STOP walking for the few seconds it takes to look at the wizzy, wonderful app or maybe slow down a bit or just maybe not try crossing the feckin road with their nose is buried in their mini-fondleslabs

Just a thought, (which is what these idiots need)

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Cosmic Cannonball snapped blazing a bloody trail of star guts

Qwelak
Alien

Cannonball?

My first thought when I saw the picrture was a giant cosmic fist.

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What should a sci-fi spaceship REALLY look like?

Qwelak

Babylon 5

As I recall the StarFurys from Babylon 5 were quoted by a NASA boffin as being pretty well as they may design a future starfighte. Having thrusters on the wing tips for maneuveriing and proper newtonian fligth machanics.

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Boss leaves robot in charge of office

Qwelak
Terminator

But...

Does it check the lift is there before entering? Does it check overhead? Can it be fitted with Tasers, ball bearing launchers or tear gas?

Just asking

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CERN 'gags' physicists in cosmic ray climate experiment

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Happy

Shouldn't that be

Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets - CLODs

seems more appropriate for the politcally correct bias

Just saying....

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iPhone 4 SURVIVES plunge from plane

Qwelak
Jobs Halo

Well it IS ....

The Jesus Phone isn't it.

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Pitiless teen burglar murders three witnesses

Qwelak
Linux

Would have loved

to have heard that cross examinaion in court,

Prosecuter - Mr Fish can you see the perpetrators in this court?

fish - -O-

Prosecuter - Is that yes or no?

Fish - -O-

Icon - Another Mass Fish murderer

PGB

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DHS deploys HD 'video quilting' chandeliers in Boston

Qwelak
Happy

VId Quilting

I thought they were talking about DfS for a while there

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UK polling stations turn away 'hundreds' of voters

Qwelak
Big Brother

Why they don't use on-line voting (probably)

Apparently ine of the key parts of the voting system (according to reports I have read) is that the vote is supposed to be secret. This was because in the old days prospective MPs used to pay people to vote for them, if they could ID the voter they new who pay. With on-line voting you would pretty much HAVE to Id yourself in order to avoid repeat voting or automated voting fraud or politicians buying votes directly (and probably claiming the money back on expenses).

Personally I would hav eno problem with people knowing my vote or on-line voting but the fraud side needs to be dealt with first.

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Head of Stats warns politicians: 'Hands off our numbers!'

Qwelak
Happy

Re. did anyone read title as head of strasi...

Actually, I read it as Head of State, I was hoping to see an artical about the Queen putting the boot into politicians. Now that would worth seeing.

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Happy Data Protection Day

Qwelak
Happy

Of course I din't know

The data was protected wasn't it.

PGB

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National space agency for Blighty, says Drayson

Qwelak
Alien

And...

RAF Space Command is born! Bring on Jet Ace Logan and his sidekick Plum Duff.

Alien... Does it need explaining.

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