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51  General / The Forum / Re: Why do all men dress the same? on: June 29, 2007, 17:27:36
blokes have better things to do with their time than shopping....   Two Thumbs

 Roll Eyes

Thats only cos you have limited selection..

not convinced - if there was really that much demand for variety in men's fashion, i suspect someone would have stepped up and made millions supplying it...
52  General / The Forum / Re: Why do all men dress the same? on: June 29, 2007, 15:06:38
blokes have better things to do with their time than shopping....   Two Thumbs
53  General / The Forum / Re: Annoying mouse problem on: June 28, 2007, 23:32:23
does anyone else have any idea what might be wrong?

Yes. It sounds like your mouse is broken. I had this problem. I fixed it by getting a new mouse.

Hope that helps   Two Thumbs
54  General / The Forum / Re: BIG CHILL 2007 on: June 26, 2007, 17:32:50
Biguptheraving for the middleagedmassive.

there comes a point when you just have to admit it...

i'll be there   Cheesy
55  General / The Forum / Re: Uffie - "Hot Chick" [Ed Banger] on: June 26, 2007, 14:02:23
christ... for once i find myself in agreement with the punksi! complete crap!

edit : beats are OK i spose, but really I've heard loads better...
56  General / The Forum / Re: Is having a one night stand cheating? on: June 25, 2007, 19:33:18
Unfortunately, on a biological level, it is much harder for males to resist cheating, it takes more effort. We are designed to spread our 'seed' in as many hosts as possible.

Females are designed to find their 'perfect' partner, who they think will look after them, and provide 'resources', and hang onto them. This is also why females seem to forgive infidelity more readily than males.

Quite apart from the effect of modern social pressures (and contraception!) over more instinctive behaviour, this isn't the full picture...

There is evidence to suggest that there are genetic benefits for women to cheat on their partners as well as men. For example, a man's sperm count is more closely related to the last time he saw his partner than the last time he had sex - if she's had the opportunity to shag someone else, he will do his best to impregnate her asap (also notable is the fact that his sperm will act as a spermicide to another man's...) The theory goes that females in pair-bonding species do indeed seek a long term partner to help care for her young, but will have sex with other males behind his back in order to increase the chance that her offspring receive the 'best' genes.

But i'm not a biologist so I dunno how much weight this stuff holds...
57  General / The Forum / Re: is there such a thing as a sound laser on: June 25, 2007, 15:33:33
i believe the aforementioned systems are called directional speakers

mostly, although the way the LRAD does it is pretty clever - it has loads of really small transmitters, the phase of each being adjusted to produce a flatter wavefront rather than you'd get from a normal speaker... but also limiting the bandwidth - you sadly can't send 40 Hz bass with that thing!

there is also some talk of using ultrasonic waves to interfere in such a way that produces an audible sound wave which is confined to a particular location - I remain pretty sceptical about that one though...
58  General / The Forum / Re: is there such a thing as a sound laser on: June 25, 2007, 15:00:20
Sounds lasers do exist, they're called SASERs. But the thing about lasing (or sasing) is it's a quantum phenomenon - it involves the creation of quantum particles in a positive feedback loop. Which is fine for light, but when it comes to sound, it only works for very high frequency phonons (the quantum of sound; same as a photon is a quantum of light). Which means hundreds of MHz, I think - so that's radio frequency sound... The other problem is that phonons only really make sense in regular structures; ie solids, not in air...
59  General / The Forum / Re: 110mph chase on M5 on: June 24, 2007, 15:57:00
Won't have much sympathy if they throw the book at him. Tailgating and undertaking are two major bête noires of mine.  Tut Tut

Script

take whatever risks you like with your own life - there's no excuse for taking risks with other people's...
60  General / The Forum / Re: Is having a one night stand cheating? on: June 24, 2007, 15:39:24
Yes, definitely!

So what if you have a partner, and even though nothing physical has happened, you are emotionally attached to another person... is that cheating?

bit more complicated that, innit - people normally do have emotional attachments of different sorts to lots people at the same time... so it's hard to say what is or isn't acceptable. but i'd say it's quite possible to cheat on someone in this way...
61  General / The Forum / Re: Happy Birthday Benj! on: June 17, 2007, 20:33:22
Sorry I'm late with it...

Happy birthday dude

Also, sorry for sending you a text saying 'i hate u' on your birthday! My drunken friend managed to send it to everyone in my address book under a, b and c before i got the phone back off her.... Doh!
62  General / The Forum / Re: Straight run pitch faders! on: June 17, 2007, 20:07:08
no need, i got me sum mk3D's   Pimp
63  General / The Forum / Re: New Burial LP? on: June 14, 2007, 20:52:25

Puke Puke Puke
64  General / The Forum / Re: Where are you? on: June 14, 2007, 19:36:34
at home in geneva, switzerland
65  General / The Forum / Re: Fire The Grid on: June 14, 2007, 19:25:10

Quote
The light beings have told me we can stop much of this harmful behaviour and destruction if enough humans decide that they want to become spiritually connected. It is possible to re-form a grid connection between us that will allow us to realign the energy of this planet and with each other. They have told me that on July 17, 2007 at 11:11 Greenwich Mean Time.   — 13:11 (1:11 PM) in your time zone —  there will be a surge of creation energy which will make our reconnection possible.

errr, bollocks more like...

:pixil:
66  General / The Forum / Re: Worrying 'Mark Lamarr' hair trend emerging... on: June 13, 2007, 14:52:16
Your sig is why I love the internet. A masterpiece.

Script
67  General / The Forum / Re: Amazing new dubstep/techno mix - Paul Autonomic on: June 12, 2007, 17:22:41
[31:30] Smith & Mighty ‘B-Line Fi Blow’ (Studio !K7)

selecshun    Cool
68  General / The Forum / Re: Pentagon Confirms It Sought To Build A 'Gay Bomb' on: June 12, 2007, 09:53:32
Sounds ridiculous, but it might work. After all, homosexuals can’t swim. They attract enemy radar. They attract sharks. They nudge people when they’re trying to shoot. They always insist on sitting at the Captain’s table. They muck about........

69  General / The Forum / Re: One of the SICKEST Electro mixes on road!! on: June 12, 2007, 09:47:43
nice one... that track list is bonkers
70  General / The Forum / Re: predictions for when the smoking ban comes into effect on: June 11, 2007, 15:16:28
I'm presuming that all those in favour of the ban and against it all go to pubs/clubs to drink/take drugs? Well funnily enough all of these things are also bad for your health!

Removing freedom of choice is just one step at chipping away at your personal freedoms.

As alcohol causes as much if not more trouble than cigarettes, health matters being only one of the problems with alcohol, how long before the reasoning behind the smoking ban is applied to alcohol?

http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/healthyliving/alcohol/

Errr, there's a subtle difference between drink/drugs and smoking. You don't end up inhaling airborn ketamine just by wandering into the black swan, or drowning in lager the moment you walk into a pub....

This freedom of choice argument is just tired old BULLSHIT. Every time a smoker sparks up next to me in a pub, they remove MY freedom to not smoke. So why the fuck do you think you've got more right to smoke than I have to breath clean air?
71  General / The Forum / Re: predictions for when the smoking ban comes into effect on: June 11, 2007, 15:07:32
Smoking related illnesses are still the biggest drain on the NHS.  Even with the high level of tax on cigarettes, it's still a net cost to the health service.

That's not actually the case. Income from taxation on cigarettes wildly outweighs NHS spending on smoking related diseases, by as much as a factor of 5.

Well yes, Govt raises £8bn in taxation, cost to NHS of treating smokers is £1.5bn. But it's only half the story....

You also need to account for the income tax the government loses due to premature death of working smokers, and the social security cost of supporting their dependants.... Then there's the loss to the general economy - dead smokers aren't spending their wages... There's an estimate here of the total cost to the country of smoking related death as £80bn per year (and that's in 1997 prices)...
72  General / The Forum / Re: predictions for when the smoking ban comes into effect on: June 11, 2007, 14:51:06
Anyways good riddance to smoking it kills you and makes multinationals rich, i cant wait for the ban

Script

Smoking makes millions of poor people hand huge amounts of cash over to rich fucks.

And smoky bars make my lungs bleed, which is really not fun...

if the government really want to have an impact on peoples health there are a lot more things they could attend to

No way. This will blatantly have a health benefit. I reckon it's about the best thing they could do, given that banning tobacco outright would probably cause riots...

Deaths caused by smoking are difficult to estimate (not least because the proability of a person dying at some point in their life is exactly 1 Wink ) but the estimates I've read attribute around 100,000 deaths per year to smoking, out of a total of 500,000. And then there's the ludicrous number of hospital admissions - 1,000 a day or something....
73  General / The Forum / Re: Kaman Leung on: June 10, 2007, 18:22:18
that "special blends" record is great.

Sure is. Wish I'd heard about it before it sold out... Cry
74  General / The Forum / Re: Kaman Leung on: June 10, 2007, 15:21:05
errr, it's Kaman Leung. That's all I know....

The album is Boomkat's album of the week, so there are some clips there (http://www.boomkat.com/), and they rave about it. But they tend to get a bit over enthusiastic about everything they sell, so am reserving judgement...
75  General / The Forum / Kaman Leung on: June 10, 2007, 15:07:53
....seems to come up with some good shit, going by 'Special Blends vol 1' on Modern Love - something I seriously wish I had a copy of. Now has an album out called 'Lacrimal'. Anyone heard it? Any good?
76  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: June 08, 2007, 20:30:17
Cheers for tips kids  Two Thumbs

Steel bikes are very nice (feel good to ride) and quite exclusive but to get a good one might be beyond your price range.

How odd. When I last bought a bike (a long time ago) aluminium frames were like 1000+, whereas all the standard 'decent' bikes had cro-mo frames... Or when you say steel are you on about something other than cro-mo?
77  General / The Forum / Re: GCSE Physics lol on: June 08, 2007, 20:17:02
Entirely unrelated, but I had my first undergrad physics exam paper to mark today. Or at least I thought I did. The students sat it yesterday, and the answer papers were delivered to CERN today by courier for me to mark over the weekend...

Except it turns out they sent me the answers to a different exam.  :belm:
78  General / The Forum / Re: Pink Floyd - Bag of W*nk or Early trance? on: June 07, 2007, 19:26:08
Most of the people I know who like Pink Floyd are Middle Class, have no dress sense, and play the guitar badly. .. .. . . . and don't have a girlfriend... oh... and prematurly balding.

Eek

do i know you?
79  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: June 05, 2007, 16:34:47
What's your budget?

no idea...! 5-600?

If you want an XC hardtail Gary Fishers are wicked these days you get a really nice frame (nice to ride) and great spec for the money
plus if you buy one from psyclewerx you'll get free servicing for life.....  Grin
Theyre owned by trek which is such a massive company they can afford to put decent components on well priced bikes cos they buy so many of them.
If you've got a bit of money tho go steel - quality steel hardtails are sooo under rated!  Two Thumbs

ta  Two Thumbs
80  General / The Forum / Re: Barefiles back online (massive resource of dubstep/grime sets) on: June 05, 2007, 16:19:57
nice!
81  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: June 02, 2007, 13:16:10
but, back to the bikes - anyone got any bike buying advice?

i haven't bought a bike since i got a specialized rockhopper in about 91'. it got nicked a couple of years later and i took up rockclimbing... but now i've completely fcuked up my shoulder snowboarding, and can't go climbing for months Sad

so i thought about getting a bike for something to do instead. but the choice is mahoosive! way more options than the last time i looked. reckon i definitely want something general purpose rather than a dedicated downhill bike - i want to ride this to work and go uphill as much as down...
82  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: June 02, 2007, 13:11:39
I've still got the hard drive I'm gonna get another one and swap the discs over when I get the chance.
but time and money arent so plentiful!

trying putting the drive in a plastic bag in the freezer overnight, then wire it up - if you're lucky you'll get 20 minutes to copy stuff off it...
83  General / The Forum / Re: Bashout & Overkill present DJ C @ Cosies - Wed 18th July on: June 01, 2007, 17:39:06
DJC's BostonBounce material is excellent... fills in the gaps between bashment & dubstep a treat, badman  Slayer

Do you know of any of it being released and available for buying on this side of the Atlantic? I've searched the web a few times but haven't found anything...

D$R015 is kinda that way inclined, they have that on dswat
http://www.fugazi.net/dswat/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=%22dj+c%22

his community library releases are also bouncy...
http://www.boomkat.com/search.cfm?q=ZULU+%26+DJ+C

Nice whan...
84  General / The Forum / Re: Bashout & Overkill present DJ C @ Cosies - Wed 18th July on: June 01, 2007, 13:39:12
DJC's BostonBounce material is excellent... fills in the gaps between bashment & dubstep a treat, badman  Slayer

Do you know of any of it being released and available for buying on this side of the Atlantic? I've searched the web a few times but haven't found anything...
85  General / The Forum / Re: Bashout & Overkill presents DJ C @ Cosies - Wed 18th July on: May 31, 2007, 19:49:08
@ Jim - have you been enjoying his dubsteppy/boston bounce flavas or his raggajungley side?

Both! But it's the boston bounce vibe that I REALLY like.....
86  General / The Forum / Re: Why does music and dance exist? on: May 30, 2007, 22:56:26
And singing as communication? Thats true, everyhting communicates, but it is a most rudimentry form, simple emotive cries. It is only us who has a complex syntax, a structure to our sentences or verses.
I think that a lot of higher mammals have recognisable grammar and syntax, and also call together at the same pitch and tempo for bonding, which is exactly waht a choir is I suppose. 

No, sorry Lata, they don't. Chimps can be taught sign language, but they can't be taught syntax. eg. If a chimp wants to play with a ball, they will sign "ball, play, play, ball,  me, ball, you, with, play, me, ball, you." It's nonsensical, and as far as they can go.

It's proven that they are also the best communicators in the animal world, capable of deception in their calls and gesture (a huge deal), and few other animals can even manage that.

Dolphins understand word order. Must be on the web somewhere, I saw it on an Attenborough prog....
87  General / The Forum / Re: Bashout & Overkill presents DJ C @ Cosies - Wed 18th July on: May 30, 2007, 22:53:12
hmmmmm............

DJ C is the shit  Two Thumbs
88  General / The Forum / Re: Why does music and dance exist? on: May 28, 2007, 15:08:06
Animals don't have an innate 'dance' capability

Surely that depends on what you mean by 'dance'? You could argue that various animals 'dance'  and 'sing' - to communicate, as part of courtship, and so on... So isn't there an argument that human dance/music is just a heavily evolved form of this? Same as loads of other human activities - they may have mutated beyond their original purpose, but they have deep-seated roots common with other species...
89  General / The Forum / Re: Why does music and dance exist? on: May 28, 2007, 14:58:11
The popular notion of rhythm (beats, shall we say) is arbitrary because a lot of people assume that it must be in time with something, chaos and irregularity seems to be frowned upon

eh? rhythm *means* repetive, recurring, in-time. that's the definition. chaotic beats are something else - arhythmic.

as for why rhythm is preferred over a-rhythm, that's inherited - not arbitrary. music has always been rhythmic, so much so that some people see it as a defining feature, and breaking with the tradition is not going to be popular...

Pardon me if I've got it wrong, but isn't the arbritary/chaotiv aspect of rhythm that matt's talking about just referring to actual range of tempos we feel comfortable with?

I'm not sure our range of rhythm is terribly arbitrary to be honest: most simple time rhythms in music vary from very slow breathing rates, to say, fast heart palpitations.

Dunno. I thought he was on about rhythm, not tempo...
90  General / The Forum / Re: Why does music and dance exist? on: May 27, 2007, 23:51:34
The popular notion of rhythm (beats, shall we say) is arbitrary because a lot of people assume that it must be in time with something, chaos and irregularity seems to be frowned upon

eh? rhythm *means* repetive, recurring, in-time. that's the definition. chaotic beats are something else - arhythmic.

as for why rhythm is preferred over a-rhythm, that's inherited - not arbitrary. music has always been rhythmic, so much so that some people see it as a defining feature, and breaking with the tradition is not going to be popular...
91  General / The Forum / Re: Why does music and dance exist? on: May 27, 2007, 17:09:09
i read mala writes at 140 cus that big subby kick reminds him of a heartbeat, could be something in that...

Maybe he does.... But a resting pulse is more like 60-70...
92  General / The Forum / Re: Why does music and dance exist? on: May 27, 2007, 17:07:10
i reckon it's all just foreplay.... loads of animals dance as part of mating rituals. people too...
93  General / The Forum / Re: New Burial LP? on: May 27, 2007, 14:55:40
Dunno when the LP is coming, but the tune on myspace 'Unite' is on the Box of Dub LP on Soul Jazz... Lovely stuff

 Two Thumbs
94  General / The Forum / Re: Dour Festival - OH MY F**KING GOD!!! on: May 26, 2007, 14:45:23
Its not even the cost of the insurance, but the cost of all the man hours it takes to fill out a thousand and one license application forms, risk assessments and production schedules. Then you have to chase up councils and lost paperwork, then file it all, then get it out again photocopy all 38 pages ten times and post it to every different council department so that they too can photocopy it, file it and send you a receipt form. Then they have to meet with their superiors to ok the proposals, find faults with your toilet provisions in order to find fault in something so that they still have a job next year, then send you the suggested amendments, which you then make, re-print and repeat the whole bloody process. They make you put up a fence to control numbers and prevent crushes, which costs, which means you then have to put security on the fence to stop people jumping, gate staff to let people in, clicker staff to count how many go in, and how many go out, security to stop these staff being abused, systems to check for forged tickets etc and before you know it its glastonbury.  Doh!


this is proberbly loads cheaper coz belgium is abit more relaxed about this sorta thing? maybe...

Surely Belgium is the european capital of this sorta thing...
95  General / The Forum / Re: Happy birthday Jimma! on: May 25, 2007, 14:41:05
Happy Day breadbin
96  General / The Forum / Re: The Quitting smoking thread on: May 22, 2007, 11:24:30
That isn't fair. You know you have start counting all over again once you have BOUGHT some fags Jim! Tut Tut  Bad Teeth

Fraz bought them  Tongue
97  General / The Forum / Re: The Good Advice Thread on: May 21, 2007, 00:11:34
Bad Teeth
98  General / The Forum / Re: The Good Advice Thread on: May 21, 2007, 00:01:31
25. Consider every opportunity that comes your way, you never know what it may lead to.
26. If you're not happy, change.
27. At the end of the line all you have is your health, your memories and your peace of mind. The first two fade so ensure you are comfortable with the consequences with every action you take.
28. Every toe you tread on on the way up could kick you on the way down.
29. Pursue happiness, nothing else. Pursuing money in the pursuit of happiness is a blind alley.
30. Always wear nice underwear -you never know when you might get hit by a bus.
31. Look at each decision you are forced to make carefully. Think how and when you will regret it, and then try to make sure you don't.

32. never take anyone for granted, make every moment with each person the best you can

33. Never leave anyone while there's an issue between you. The longer you leave it, the more it will fester

34. Answer the fucking phone when someone calls. They're calling for a reason, they want to talk to you. You never know, it might be nice.

35. ignore any advice you read on the internet, it's probably re-hashed sentimental pap
99  General / The Forum / Re: The "Recommend an Electro Tune" Thread!!! (No electrouse please!) on: May 18, 2007, 16:27:33
eggfooyoung - breakdance & motivate ep  Two Thumbs
100  General / The Forum / Re: first dubstep night in bristol? on: May 18, 2007, 12:53:26
First night to focus on dubstep was Context, although it featured a load of other styles - mostly drum n bass... Reckon the first night I can remember that was *strictly* dubstep was Subloaded.

edit : oh i see Tim already said all that  :belm:
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