* Posts by Andy Pyne

5 posts • joined 30 Aug 2006

Ivan O'Toole? That's nothing, snorts Hugh Jass

Andy Pyne

Not a sweary one, but funny none the less

Lt Cdr Flex Plexico


Also I think there's a guy in the US military called Max Fightmaster.

Well....I thought they were funny

Digital Switchover: town to lose BBC 2 tomorrow

Andy Pyne

none of it matters anyway

..we're all doomed:

Digital switchover will finish in 2012, just in time for the world to end...


....oh, that and for the UK to lose resoundingly at the olympics..... mind, you maybe the end of the world is what the government has been planning for. Why else would so many government backed projects conclude in 2012?

In case you're not convinced, apparently an asteroid (99942 Apophis) will collide with earth:


The book The Orion Prophecy claims that the Earth's magnetic field will reverse.

And to top it all off, according to Olduvai Theory, we're all going to run out of oil when an epidemic of permanent blackouts spreads worldwide, i.e. first there are waves of brownouts and temporary blackouts, then finally the electric power networks themselves expire.

....and you think that the analogue switch off is big news. Pah!

Mobiles give you brain cancer?

Andy Pyne

Good Effects?

I don't know about you, but we live in a world bombarded with radiation, and despite the prevelance of Wi-Fi and mobile phones and it being over 20 years since Chernobyl - whay aren't there any superheroes yet? Radiation problems. Pah!

AppleTV with my TV?

Andy Pyne

Several AppleTV Options

Well, there are a few options.

First - we need to know if your Scart handles a VGA signal and maybe a few technical details about the TV (is it PAL is a good start). Most likely the most cost effective is to buy a new TV - however, from a technical standpoint there are two things worth looking at:

Your best bet is something from here:


Pricy - but will do the job.

Or check out some posts from the likes of appletvhacks.com - I read about a guy this weekend that made his own cable to do this - unfortunately I'm at work and can't get to that page.... http://www.tuaw.com/2007/03/23/apple-tv-works-with-standard-square-tvs/ might also be of use.

What conditions disqualify you from donating blood?

Andy Pyne

You can give but not recieve.....

My other half *may* or *may not* have recieved blood during an operation in her childhood about 20years ago.

Although we were both successfully giving blood since the age of 18 (12yrs ago), about 2-3yrs ago, she was told she could no longer give blood because of the uncertainty whether she has ever recieved any blood.

Surely any negative effects from blood recieved 20rys ago would have shown themselves or gone away by now.

Can anyone explain what this 'new'(ish) rule is in aid of, and what has happened to those poor people that recieved her tainted blood for 10yrs! I'm not an expert, but I'm pretty sure that she's not Harold-Shipman'ed her way though the population in the last decade. ;o)

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