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by Mark James
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 334
Views: 120980

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

When you take a selfie it is a mirror image. Well on my camera at least That's one for joke items. Cameras that do that. I'm sure most cameras have the option to flip it. On my phone it looks mirror imaged while you're taking the picture but I have selected the option that flips it when it saves th...
by Mark James
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 334
Views: 120980

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Ian Volante wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:01 pm
Mark James wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:24 pm
The Blink 182 album title "Take off your Pants and Jacket" is a pun.
Can you explain it to me then?
Let's just say Jacket should be read as two words rather than two syllables.
by Mark James
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 334
Views: 120980

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

The Blink 182 album title "Take off your Pants and Jacket" is a pun.
by Mark James
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 814
Views: 380841

Re: Politics in General

No. They made the report to affirm a preordained stance that Britain is not institutionally racist and they did so with cherry picked data as well as a misunderstanding and frankly strawmanning concept of what systemic racism is. The report has been criticised by actual historians and academics who ...
by Mark James
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 814
Views: 380841

Re: Politics in General

The fact the report exists is evidence of systemic racism.
by Mark James
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 852
Views: 258160

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

This is hard to describe but what do you call it when you get a bit off skin off the side of your fingernail? I've asked some friends and everyone seems to have their own colloquial name for it. I've always called it a mitch. One friend calls it a ting and his girlfriend calls it a granny. What do ...
by Mark James
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 852
Views: 258160

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

This is hard to describe but what do you call it when you get a bit off skin off the side of your fingernail? I've asked some friends and everyone seems to have their own colloquial name for it. I've always called it a mitch. One friend calls it a ting and his girlfriend calls it a granny. What do y...
by Mark James
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 68
Views: 14802

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

I have no idea how it works on PS, so apologies if this sounds condescending, but yeah, from the main screen on PC you can select which shows you want to take part in. e.g. at the moment you can choose between Main Show, Squads Show, and FG 4041 (Season 4 games only). Main Show is permanent but the...
by Mark James
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 68
Views: 14802

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

Hex-a-gone which is easily the best event overall. I would play that as a game on its own. You do get to on the PS yeah? This is what I meant by Hex Trials. Not sure I understand the question? If I took you up right, you can't play individual events on PS. I wish you could. What I was saying was if...
by Mark James
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 68
Views: 14802

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

Cross play for Fall Guys has been strongly rumoured since the recent takeover (I think the fortnite owners bought it?). S4 is a massive improvement on S3 in my opinion. Pretty much every event category equivalent is superior. Skyline Stumble > Tundra Run (possibly my fav race stage) Short Circuit > ...
by Mark James
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 68
Views: 14802

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

Just wanted to say the season 4 update for Fall Guys is fantastic.

On another note does anyone here play Amomg Us? Would anyone be interested in getting a C4 Countdown group game going?
by Mark James
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 814
Views: 380841

Re: Politics in General

The fact that you think that is what's really sad. Thanks Mark, you've saved me a lot of what feels like unnecessary effort to say these things. As a family member said when the equal-marriage bill passed, with a slight paraphrasing, "Ireland really grew up today". No worries Ian, your thanks is mu...
by Mark James
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 814
Views: 380841

Re: Politics in General

That is similar to asking "Why does feline describe a cat.. can it not be canine if it likes?" No it's not. And feline doesn't just describe cats. It can describe things that are cat-like. Words have can have multiple meanings and their meanings and uses can change. Extending that to include gay un...
by Mark James
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 814
Views: 380841

Re: Politics in General

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:21 am
A bunch of stuff.
https://youtu.be/_n5E7feJHw0
by Mark James
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What super power would you like to have?
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

Re: What super power would you like to have?

Can't believe time travel is that popular. Do people not watch movies? When does it ever work out? All that messing with causality and the dangers of paradoxes. Could almost require another thread but for the people who picked time travel, how would you use it? When in time would you like to go? I ...
by Mark James
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What super power would you like to have?
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

Re: What super power would you like to have?

Another problem with time travel is that while you are off gallivanting through time you continue to age while everyone else in the "present" will stay the same. I'm also imagining someone who had a time machine in 2019 who decided to travel forward to find the results of Euro 2020 to bet on but dis...
by Mark James
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 229855

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Superman's flying around metropolis and he's horny as hell. He's checking out the rooftops and all of a sudden he sees Wonder Woman sunning herself on the roof of the Justice League. I mean she is lying there buck naked and spread eagle. Looks like she wants to get fucked right? So Superman starts t...
by Mark James
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Reasons to be cheerful because of the pandemic
Replies: 12
Views: 1968

Re: Reasons to be cheerful because of the pandemic

The California Attractions and Parks Association is behind a plan to encourage riders to remain silent while on rollercoasters to prevent the spread of the covid. A whole rollercoaster full of people having a Mr Bean expression would be a good thing in my book.
by Mark James
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What super power would you like to have?
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

Re: What super power would you like to have?

Can't believe time travel is that popular. Do people not watch movies? When does it ever work out? All that messing with causality and the dangers of paradoxes.

Could almost require another thread but for the people who picked time travel, how would you use it? When in time would you like to go?
by Mark James
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What super power would you like to have?
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

What super power would you like to have?

Thought this might deserve a thread of it's own. I wanted to keep the amount of options limited so I tried to pick options that would cover a broad range. Like super strength would cover bulletproof, heightened senses could include x-ray vision or super intelligence, body morphology could be the abi...
by Mark James
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 229855

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who, when asked which super power they would like to have, choose invisibility.
by Mark James
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 852
Views: 258160

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I wonder if in the future 'biological sex' will be a term used in a similar way to ' birth mother' when describing the origins of say Eliot Page or Katlyn Jenner so as not to offend What does that even mean? Is "biological sex" not already a term? Can you give an example of how you would use the te...
by Mark James
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3105

Re: Politics in General

I don't think we massively disagree really. I came in at full steam venting some annoyance I had and maybe it didn't come across as well as it could in light of recent events. Definitely. That's cool. As I said I think your heart was in the right place. I was probably a bit on edge myself in relati...
by Mark James
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3105

Re: Politics in General

For what it's worth I don't much like Jess Phillips either as a politician. Maybe we just have a difference of opinion on what constitutes hysterical which is fair enough. I just felt your posts came across very dismissive of the issue. When you use the word hysterical and then bring the male statis...
by Mark James
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3105

Re: Politics in General

I don't see how saying your opinion has been coloured by Jess Phillips is supposed to be a defence against accusations of strawmanning. It's her you're strawmanning. In the link you provided (which you deemed necessary to label her as lunatic in chief which is way more hyperbolic than anything Jess ...
by Mark James
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3105

Re: Politics in General

Sorry Gev, what is your point here? A story about violence against a woman is being used as a jumping off point to talk about violence against women? You really think a murder of a woman is no reason to have a broader conversation about violence or abuse suffered by women? That would be like saying ...
by Mark James
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 852
Views: 258160

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Are school reunions actually a thing or do they only exist in movies and TV shows? Is it more of an American thing? Does anyone know anyone who's ever gone to one? If you have gone to one how many years was it between leaving school and the reunion?
by Mark James
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 304
Views: 130714

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched The Lighthouse. Was looking forward to this based on reviews I'd seen and I normally like pretentious artsy fartsy stuff but this didn't grab me. Everything about it is well made, the cinematography, the sets, the sound design etc. but I couldn't get into it and just wanted it to be over. Fo...
by Mark James
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 852
Views: 258160

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

When they discover a new species of animal is there someone who's job it is to lick it just in case? It worked that one time with the frogs. Did David Attenborough's Life in Colour where he talked about poison frogs make you think of this? No. It was a combination of a tweet about testing mushrooms...
by Mark James
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 852
Views: 258160

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

When they discover a new species of animal is there someone who's job it is to lick it just in case? It worked that one time with the frogs.
by Mark James
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 814
Views: 380841

Re: Politics in General

I'm going for a mixture of Baby Spice Emma Bunton, Benny Hill and Grigori Rasputin.
by Mark James
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 334
Views: 120980

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

This is a really obvious thing I didn't just realise but I wish the people who are in charge of it would. They should stop making The Simpsons.
by Mark James
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 153
Views: 31866

Re: Joke Items

I would be worried about your android spell checker as well.
by Mark James
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Richard Osman's House of Games
Replies: 9
Views: 6904

Re: Richard Osman's House of Games

Finally someone pointed out the problem with the Dart Board. Like, I get it has to have Richard's silhouette but the trebles and doubles should be a different shade at least.
by Mark James
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown and Cricket
Replies: 8
Views: 2032

Re: Countdown and Cricket

I thought this thread was going to be about like a chess boxing thing so that's a bit of let down.
by Mark James
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 229855

Re: People you shouldn't trust

And it's definitely a younger person thing. I just read up a bit about it there and it seems to come from a sort of opposite to on purpose. Like, I didn't do it on purpose I did it on accident. Just another example of how language changes I guess.
by Mark James
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 229855

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:30 am
Mark James wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:10 am
People who say on accident. Unless they did it by accident.
Do people actually say that? Is it an Irish thing?

People who say "The reason being is".
Seems to be an American thing.
by Mark James
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Chess - advice for a beginner?
Replies: 24
Views: 7502

Re: Chess - advice for a beginner?

Feck sake. The Beth Harmon bots seem to be gone.
by Mark James
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Chess - advice for a beginner?
Replies: 24
Views: 7502

Re: Chess - advice for a beginner?

After watchibg The Queens Gambit I'm interested what chess players thought of it. I play chess very badly but i definitely enjoyed it. There's loads of cool chess channels on YouTube. I'm on my phone and I can't get the links working for some reason but search for Agadmator's channel. He analyses c...
by Mark James
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 229855

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who say on accident. Unless they did it by accident.
by Mark James
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 334
Views: 120980

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

I don't think LMFAO were genuinely sorry for party rockin'.
by Mark James
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 30
Views: 16647

Re: Steam codes

Love Fall Guys but only have it on PS4. No crossplay available unfortunately.
by Mark James
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 852
Views: 258160

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why is Manchester United's pitch in Old Trafford on that raised mound? I'm always amazed it doesn't cause more injuries when there's tussles at the side of the pitch. Anyone know if there's a reason for it? Drainage maybe?
by Mark James
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 69071

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I do have empathy and sympathy for Rhys. The lockdown is tough and I hope he has decent support. But I also think changing his politics would be a benefit to him as well as everyone else and would be an additional step to him feeling better. Well I disagree with that. If we all shared the same poli...
by Mark James
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 69071

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

My natural leanings are left wing, but some of the hatred and demonisation I've seen from the left towards anyone who disagrees with their views, and a refusal to recognise that people may hold different views for sound reasons - and some of those views may even have merit - is really disturbing. C...
by Mark James
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 69071

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Sorry folks but Rhys is not some milquetoast centrist. If you say we need to avoid political extremes to maintain some sort of happy middle ground then Rhys is still going to have to adjust his politics to get anywhere close to that.
by Mark James
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 69071

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I do have empathy and sympathy for Rhys. The lockdown is tough and I hope he has decent support. But I also think changing his politics would be a benefit to him as well as everyone else and would be an additional step to him feeling better.
by Mark James
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 69071

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I too hope Rhys gets better*

*(changes his political views)
by Mark James
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Makes You Appi
Replies: 4
Views: 1883

Re: What Makes You Appi

https://cardgames.io/

Love this site. Think they have an app on the play store as well but I usually just play through a browser. Tons of card games and some other stuff including yahtzee and battleships and you can play against humans online too.
by Mark James
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 814
Views: 380841

Re: Politics in General

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:29 pm
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:12 am
Shameless
He is so bad. In every way.
Probably the worst thing the Conservatives have done. Make Piers Morgan look good.
by Mark James
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 56
Views: 13708

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

I decided not to read the book about free will. Or did I?
by Mark James
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 5262

Re: Genius things

Me
by Mark James
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 229855

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who go on about 2020 being a shit year as if 2021 isn't also going to suck.
by Mark James
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 852
Views: 258160

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why would anyone voluntarily buy one of those hairless cats?
by Mark James
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 208
Views: 45092

Re: Music

https://youtu.be/0UJLtHqPA1E

Song of the year for me.
by Mark James
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 437
Views: 86324

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Issue seems to have fixed itself.
by Mark James
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 437
Views: 86324

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

More of a phone issue but anyone else having trouble watching YouTube on android. When ads play the skip ads button comes up but doesn't work when I press it and when the ad ends it freezes and the actual video doesn't play. If there's two ads due only first one plays. Tried googling the problem but...
by Mark James
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 814
Views: 380841

Re: Politics in General

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:51 pm
Romney 2024, anyone?
Eh no.
https://mobile.twitter.com/therecount/s ... 6118041602

Conservatism is a death cult.
by Mark James
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 240
Views: 94232

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Knock knock.

Who's there?

Dishes.

Dishes who?

Dishes the ghost of Sean Connery.