The Thread Of Randomness

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Post by orudge » 02 May 2019 05:44

Isn’t that the exact image I had as my avatar some years ago? :lol:

My current avatar is a good 12 years old, I should maybe change it one day!

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Post by Chrill » 02 May 2019 09:24

It may well be the one, Owen.

Indeed, go ahead and change. My current avatar is merely two years old, it can be considered rather current. :mrgreen:
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Post by Mr. X » 02 May 2019 17:59

orudge wrote:Isn’t that the exact image I had as my avatar some years ago? :lol:
Yes it was! I still remembered it. :D
Was also hard to find nowadays.
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Post by Ameecher » 04 May 2019 16:10

Mr. X wrote:
orudge wrote:Isn’t that the exact image I had as my avatar some years ago? :lol:
Yes it was! I still remembered it. :D
Was also hard to find nowadays.
Let's not forget when she did that photoshoot for FHM, or was it Maxim? Either way... Phwoar.
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Post by orudge » 04 May 2019 19:47

Those photos bring back some memories... :mrgreen:

Scarily enough, those photos are around 20 years old now I believe!

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Post by Mr. X » 08 May 2019 18:23

It's amazing how I can still remember some stuff like it was yesterday.
We're getting old. :lol:
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Post by Redirect Left » 14 May 2019 01:24

Had an odd dilemma today.
Bought a carbon monoxide alarm to put next to my boiler today, in the UK properties only need a fire alarm, a carbon monoxide alarm doesn't need to be provided by a landlord, so i thought i'd get one.

Set it up, placed it next to the boiler and it immediately started beeping. Cue me spending 5 minutes trying to figure out if the alarm i had bought was faulty, or if my boiler had been emitting levels of gas unbeknownst for a while.
Eventually I decided to sit myself next to the boiler, literally as close as I could get to it, and watch a few episodes of American Dad! on my laptop. After 90 minutes I was still feeling healthy, no lightheadedness or dizzyness so i declared the fault as being with the alarm.

Probably not the official way of testing for that!
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Post by SomeIndianGuy » 14 May 2019 13:15

Hey guys, do you like Indian food?
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Post by Ameecher » 15 May 2019 08:02

Redirect Left wrote:Had an odd dilemma today.
Bought a carbon monoxide alarm to put next to my boiler today, in the UK properties only need a fire alarm, a carbon monoxide alarm doesn't need to be provided by a landlord, so i thought i'd get one.

Set it up, placed it next to the boiler and it immediately started beeping. Cue me spending 5 minutes trying to figure out if the alarm i had bought was faulty, or if my boiler had been emitting levels of gas unbeknownst for a while.
Eventually I decided to sit myself next to the boiler, literally as close as I could get to it, and watch a few episodes of American Dad! on my laptop. After 90 minutes I was still feeling healthy, no lightheadedness or dizzyness so i declared the fault as being with the alarm.

Probably not the official way of testing for that!
That's up there with the dumbest things I've ever heard. I'd have personally taken the alarm outside to see if was still beeping away from any source of CO...
Bearing in mind you wouldn't be aware of CO poisoning this was a very dangerous test.
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Post by Redirect Left » 15 May 2019 13:26

Ameecher wrote: Bearing in mind you wouldn't be aware of CO poisoning this was a very dangerous test.
That is definitely not true. You do not just drop dead from Carbon Monoxide. It is generally only dangerous when sleeping or you're otherwise not expecting it and so the symptoms of CO can go by unnoticed. However if you're expecting it you definitely should be aware of it occuring, given the more common symptoms range from dizziness, headacheds of varying strengths to straight up feeling like you will, or actual vomiting. They're not the most subtle of symptoms, especially when prepared and expecting them.
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Post by Zakos » 17 May 2019 21:07

SomeIndianGuy wrote:Hey guys, do you like Indian food?
Yes.
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Post by Transportman » 18 May 2019 13:35

Redirect Left wrote:
Ameecher wrote: Bearing in mind you wouldn't be aware of CO poisoning this was a very dangerous test.
That is definitely not true. You do not just drop dead from Carbon Monoxide. It is generally only dangerous when sleeping or you're otherwise not expecting it and so the symptoms of CO can go by unnoticed. However if you're expecting it you definitely should be aware of it occuring, given the more common symptoms range from dizziness, headacheds of varying strengths to straight up feeling like you will, or actual vomiting. They're not the most subtle of symptoms, especially when prepared and expecting them.
Even then the better test would have been to take the alarm outside of the room to verify it was still beeping... Also, wasn't it beeping because the battery was empty (most pre-packaged batteries are already half dead)?
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Post by Redirect Left » 19 May 2019 15:28

The Stamford model railway exhibition has been trashed by vandals. They broke into the hall the exhibition was at, and ransacked the entire thing, smashing exhibitions and stomping on the remains, including a model train worth thousands of pounds. Four youths have been arrested.

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I dread to think the real value of everything destroyed, and how many hours of work has been lost in this act of random vandalism.
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Post by AntoninKyrene » 22 May 2019 03:33

OpenTTD steam locomotives should be driven by a cadre of witchetty-grub-intoxicated platypodes.
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Post by Redirect Left » 26 May 2019 09:12

Today I found out why I was never able to tell direction in games from sounds, watched a video that contained very directional sounds, and noted that they were coming outr the opposite speaker displayed on screen.

Turns out for the past few year, my left speaker has been on the right, and vice versa.
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Post by alluke » 26 May 2019 20:43

FINLAND IS THE NEW CHAMPION

TO THE MARKETPLACE
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Post by Chrill » 27 May 2019 06:45

Well, if we had to lose to Finland we might as well let them win the whole thing.
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Post by Chrill » 29 May 2019 19:55

I know this may be a desperate and futile attempt, but is there anyone here who happens to have the TV show Party of Five on DVD and would be willing to sell it + ship it to me for a decent price? My wife is watching it on Netflix and Netflix's rights expire on 1 June. :P
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Post by Redirect Left » 29 May 2019 20:17

If CEX sell overseas, you can pick up the seasons DVDs of them for like £1 each, some are even £0.50 - not sure how much P&P will be though.

https://uk.webuy.com/search?stext=Party%20of%20Five - lots of Mario Party results, but if you look through there are some for a show called Part of Five
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Re: The Thread Of Randomness

Post by orudge » 30 Jun 2019 06:35

It’s now 12 years exactly since a bunch of intrepid tycoons set foot in Birmingham! How time flies...

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