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1  General / The Forum / Re: Famous guns on: August 02, 2013, 12:04:11
I see your

and raise you

2  General / The Forum / Nothing to see here on: July 19, 2013, 14:00:38
Ticket sold but can't delete thread
3  General / The Forum / Re: Have anyone else's shoe laces been coming undone more often recently? on: January 24, 2013, 18:55:29
Saw a ted talk on this the other day.

4  General / The Forum / Re: Pub Quiz help on: January 08, 2013, 11:22:53
A super geeky guy at work organised one for his leaving do. He had a ' Guess the Jelly Bean Flavour' round and got some of those jelly beans that come in a stupid amount of obscure flavours. I don't know how it went down as I was too pissed by the time it came round and left. Could imaging it being fairly hard to organise for a large group...
5  General / The Forum / Re: NYE -- £15 -- HOUSE & TECHNO -- BRISTOL -- 4 HEADLINE ACTS on: December 29, 2012, 00:54:57
Pleased to announce we'll be using the Smokescreen Soundsystem rig now!!

more Kilowatts than you know what to do with !!

are you aware of the neighbours  Undecided

Yeah, don't do any loud sound tests, keep it relatively low before midnight then crank it up and wait for the sound complaints.
6  General / The Forum / Re: Recommend me a cheap but nice eating place on Glos Rd... on: December 05, 2012, 19:08:04
The Thai place by the pedestrian crossing just up from Gallimafurys (sp) on the right hand side is really good. Cheap and BYO.
 Two Thumbs

Simply Thai. Reasonable price, good food and BYO  Two Thumbs
7  General / The Forum / Re: LinkedIn on: November 29, 2012, 13:56:40
I've found it really useful but I suppose it depends what industry you're in. Animation is quite small and freelance contracts are short so you're constantly keeping and eye on where your next job will be. Its really handy seeing what people are up to, who moved onto which studio after you last worked with them, who's hiring and for getting in contact with recruiters. Its been a life saver since I moved to London, I got my current job through it and looks life I've got more work lined up in the new year from people I've kept in contact with through it.

Thankfully not had to much random fluff, few people adding me that I've had no contact with, and the regular emails from linkedIn trying to get me to pay for it or to take a months free trial.
8  General / The Forum / Re: DXM. any good? on: November 27, 2012, 23:23:55
real drugs & saudi doesn't sound like the best combo haydeez Smiley



Not Saudi but imagine it to be similar.

Earlier this month the charity Fair Trials International warned that travellers were falling foul of the tough regime at Dubai airport. It highlighted cases including that of Keith Brown, who was arrested after a rolled up cigarette was discovered in the sole of his shoe. He was charged with possession of 0.003g of cannabis and jailed for four years.

Fair Trials added that it had had reports of a Swiss national who was sentenced to four years in prison in the UAE after three poppy seeds from a bread roll were found on his clothes.
9  General / The Forum / Re: What is your live set up? on: November 26, 2012, 23:19:50
www.soundcloud.com/barnycarter - scroll down tracks 'Clamour' and 'Park' I'd like to play live.

Not sure on Calmour but thoroughly enjoyed listening through Still Life EP  Two Thumbs
10  General / The Forum / Re: Advice please on: October 10, 2012, 16:04:13
Like others have suggested, try to get abit of small talk going then ask her out for a drink when its quieter.

I used to really fancy this girl that worked in the healthfood shop near my work, got my lunch in their fairly regular and we always had abit of a chat but never had the ball's to ask her out. 3 months down the line my contract was coming to an end and my new job was over the other side of bristol, I had nothing to loose so I finally asked and she said yes.

Turned out she was the most boring person ever and we had absolutely nothing in common, no similar interests, no music connection, nothing. Wish i'd just asked her out sooner and moved on  Two Thumbs
11  General / The Forum / Re: Kindle peeps? on: September 26, 2012, 16:09:43
Was gonna say that Open Culture link.

T;is amazing, loads of classics there http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks
12  General / The Forum / Re: GAMERS! on: September 20, 2012, 10:22:03
Black Mesa is out on 14th of September. Finally. Vote for it on the new greenlight page here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=94128543

 Slayer Slayer Slayer Slayer Slayer Slayer

tiz good

Lovin' it. Despite the wait I'm still impressed. A lot of hard work for no money gone into this.

I just watched that trailer and was thinking 'Thats pretty much how the original looked isn't it'

Then I watched this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk4kX9WEcZA

Think it was rose tinted glasses....
13  General / The Forum / Re: BLoc is a Road Block / Cancelled??? on: July 07, 2012, 11:46:36
TO be honest its sounds like BLoc and LPG fault

Talking to my housemates this morning they said the police were really sound and the only people that actually knew what was going on. They only turned up in numbers when it had blatantly become unsafe and were glad it got closed down before someone go hurt.

They'd queued for 2 hours to get through the main gates, the scanning machines were broken so they were typing in ticket numbers by hand, at one point they stopped checking tickets and let people in on mass, then queued 45 minutes trying to get into a tent, gave up and queued for 30 minutes to complain and queued for half hour to leave, didn't see a single bit of music.

The site is probably big enough to hold 15,000 people out in the open, but thinking only half of those people at any one time would actually want to be inside listen to music was a pretty epic mistake to make.

EDIT: I'm not gloating and it's definitely a shame, when they all got ready to leave the house to head there I was gutted I wasn't going.
14  General / The Exchange / Re: Furniture and some other bits for sale on: June 16, 2012, 17:48:14
What's the measurements of that shelving unit? I'm not at home at the moment so can't measure the gap, but if it fits I'll take that and the lamp.

Its 170cm tall, 60cm wide and 25cm deep.

It'd need to be collected tomorrow morning or then next weekend though.
15  General / The Forum / Re: Some furniture, t-shirts and few other bits for sale over on the exchange on: June 16, 2012, 10:27:20
16  General / The Forum / Some furniture, t-shirts and few other bits for sale over on the exchange on: June 12, 2012, 18:00:54
Upping sticks and got some things for sale


17  General / The Exchange / Some T-Shirts for Sale on: June 12, 2012, 17:58:06
18  General / The Exchange / Furniture and some other bits for sale on: June 12, 2012, 17:48:44
19  General / The Forum / Re: The meaning behind your username... on: January 31, 2012, 16:59:00
When I first signed up to the internet many many moons ago (14.4k dial up) I needed a user name. I was on the phone to sales and I'd tried several but they were all taken, and on the front of the Eastbourne Herald there was a headline 'Hezza in Hotel Scandal'

I later found out it was to do with Michael Heseltine  Doh!, but its kind of stuck and became my default forum name.
20  General / The Forum / Re: Nuts on: January 18, 2012, 14:02:05

Do you think we chased after animals for meat before we started chucking spears and rocks at them?

I think that might actually be true. Saw a doco about traditional tribes hunting on open savannah and they basically ran down an animal over several hours until it collapses of heat exhaustion. Obviously they try and surprise it and kill it straight away but once it was spooked it kept its distance so they just kept pushing it until it collapsed.
21  General / The Forum / Re: New pizza and beer place in Cotham on: January 07, 2012, 20:55:58
Loyal Hare Force card

What is this thing you speak of!?

Could I have been building point towards pints all these years?
22  General / The Forum / Re: Quantum Levitation on: January 04, 2012, 13:54:11
T'is well done but blatantly a CG viral  Roll Eyes
23  General / The Forum / Re: Tracey Emin to become Professor of Drawing at RA on: December 14, 2011, 14:12:41
Very much with you, I started an Art Foundation course at college years back with the intention of learning how to draw properly but dropped out after a couple of months as we were doing prints with pasta shells and glitter. Was a fecking joke. Ended up doing part time life drawing and portrait studies for two years and loved it, but didn't end up with any qualification from it.

There doesn't seem to be any emphasis on actually being able to produce the work these days but is all about the concept. I can't remember the name of the artist but he had an installation of brick walls in a gallery, he sent in some floor plans and a load of students built it, then he swans in on the last day and looks it over. Winds me up a treat.
24  General / The Forum / Re: Would you rather sh*t yourself or vomit on the floor? on: December 13, 2011, 17:20:08
But I knew the vomit would have gone everywhere. I was confident that the shit, if it happened (it did), would be fairly well contained.

Fair enough Smiley When I get stomach bug's I don't tend to vomit much but just shit everywhere.

Oh yeah, and for anyone that does actually get a stomach bug you really need to drink enough water so that you're still going for regular pisses. Last time I was sick like that I spoke to the doctor and he mentioned the above and I realised I hadn't gone for a piss in a couple of days. Can really fuck your kidneys up if you don't flush through all the toxins.
25  General / The Forum / Re: Would you rather sh*t yourself or vomit on the floor? on: December 13, 2011, 17:06:05
What I would have given for a bucket or a wet room. My bathroom has floorboards. With gaps.

Get in the bath or shower?

Plus I think I'd still rather have vomit between my floorboards that shit....
26  General / The Forum / Re: Massage.... on: December 11, 2011, 14:54:59
Thanks for all the leads guys  Two Thumbs

One quick question, alot of the places say they do holistic massage.... What exactly does that mean? A quick google said something about treating the experience as a 'whole' Looking for the causes of imbalance, filling in a detailed health questionnaire, nutrition and general health  Smashed
27  General / The Forum / Massage.... on: December 10, 2011, 01:23:30
Where's good to get one?

I don't mean stokes croft happy ending, or serious sports massage, just your standard run of the mill, 'i've been hunched over a desk too long and my shoulders hurt' type.

Nothing too airy fairy either

Cheers  Two Thumbs
28  General / The Forum / Re: Considering going legal on: December 02, 2011, 14:38:46
Exactly. the same is true, as far as I am aware, of buying old copies off eBay.

Yeah its pretty mad when you start looking into the actual wording of license agreements. Alot of the software we use at work has you over a barrel. A copy of Maya costs £3200 (going back 8 years it used to be £15k) and then £900 a year in 'maintenance' which gets you upgrades. If you don't take out maintenance and skip a version then to upgrade to the latest version will cost you £2k. You can't sell or transfer licenses either.

I'd never be able to afford that so I use dodgy versions at home on the rare occasion I need to do some work. The funny thing is I've worked in studio's where we've had license server problems and Autodesk's tech support has told us to just install the crack to get up and working.
29  General / The Forum / Re: Considering going legal on: December 02, 2011, 14:11:39
Find someone with an ac.uk address and get on board the student discount train http://www.software4students.co.uk/?gclid=CLulpviz46wCFQUhtAodlw31ow

That only works if you're using the software for personal projects. If you feel guilty about making money off dodgy software getting the student edition doesn't really help.
30  General / The Forum / Two tickets for DJ Shadow, £20 the pair (half price) - TONIGHT! on: November 28, 2011, 19:50:02
31  General / The Forum / Re: DJ Shadow @ Bristol Academy on: November 28, 2011, 18:23:43
I've got two tickets available for this evening. Absolutely knackard and the person I was going with bailed.

£30 the pair (normal price £20 each)

PM me if ya interested.
32  General / The Forum / Re: Amon Tobin - Isam Live on: November 24, 2011, 09:24:39
I've got a spare ticket for this evenings show, can't get the time off work so looking to sell. £20!

Only thing is it was bought on a joint e-ticket, so you'd have to meet the other guy going there (is heading down with Breakwhore and a few others from this forum)

33  General / The Forum / Re: Board game shops in bristol? (I'm looking for a wooden Go board) on: November 18, 2011, 12:18:02
on a stall in the German Market.

I bought one there last xmas, was abit pricier than off the internet but was nice to see the quality first.  Two Thumbs
34  General / The Forum / Re: "Family friendly" venue hire along Gloucester rd ? on: November 09, 2011, 12:44:50
Out the back of Halo? or the Leftbank if you can hire the whole place....

No where else really comes to mind.
35  General / The Forum / Re: PC Experts - Advice on pro system spec! on: November 07, 2011, 18:53:46
If you got the budget, aint one of the nVidia Quadro cards supposed to be the sit for design and animation?

Yes and no, it used to be that only certain hardware features worked on the quadro's (windowed opengl with overlaying across multiple monitors comes to mind but I think there were a few others  NERD ALERT!) but that's not really the case anymore.

The main thing you're paying for with quadro's is certified drivers that work with high-end animation/CAD packages. (Maya, Autocad, SolidWorks etc) and more rigorously tested hardware. Each card is guaranteed to have the same components over the products lifetime, where as consumer specced cards might change from batch to batch depending on which resistors or other components are cheapest at the time. It generally doesn't matter, but if you're developing software around the card, or certifying drivers to work with expensive software, you want to know if you swap out a card then it'll be an identical one replacing it.

Saying that though most studio's can't justify the cost and are moving to cards like the GTX 500 series, you mights get a few display glitches and a ball ache wading through tons of different driver versions trying to fix it, but when the card costs 10 times less for similar performance it make sense.
36  General / The Forum / Re: PC Experts - Advice on pro system spec! on: November 06, 2011, 23:13:50
scrimp on the RAM (8GB ought to be enough) to bump the processor a bit if you can.



Definitely definitely don't scrimp on the ram, get as much as you can. With 64bit versions of Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere out now you might as well let them cache as much as they can and it makes working in them a hell of alot more pleasurable and productive.

As was mentioned, forget the raptors and get an ssd, two if you can, boot off one and use the other for live projects/scratch partition. You'll be flying along.

And I wouldn't bother with a quadro, massively overpriced for very little benefit unless you're doing very high-end 3d where opengl is important and you need certified drivers.
37  General / The Exchange / King size Ikea bed base for sale £70 on: November 02, 2011, 11:54:17

As the gumtree ad, email or PM if interested.
38  General / The Forum / Re: Corn Syrup on: October 25, 2011, 21:04:24
I am in need of a bottle of corn syrup to make some fake blood for the Zombie Walk this weekend. Anyone know where I can obtain such an elusive ingredient?

Cheers Hijack!

Golden Syrup + Condensed milk + Cornflour + Colouring

Just cornflour and water on the hob, stir for a while, loads of red food colouring and a few drops of green, allow to cool abit then put it in one of those water bottles with a sports cap. Sorted
39  General / The Exchange / Two sofa's, vacuum cleaner and washing machine for sale. on: October 24, 2011, 22:23:49
Check the gumtree ad's or PM me on here.

Washing Machine:

Vacuum Cleaner:

Two seater Sofa:

Three seater Sofa:
40  General / The Forum / Damn Interesting on: October 23, 2011, 19:59:47

As the url really, website of interesting articles.

http://www.damninteresting.com/?random often turns up something good. I was just reading about abandoned nuclear lighthouses in the arctic, and some super polluted river in russia where they manufactured their first plutonium. Its all abit  NERD ALERT!

41  General / The Forum / Re: Cocktail bar up near the triangle? on: September 16, 2011, 15:10:14
Nice one guys, never would have remembered the name  Two Thumbs
42  General / The Forum / Cocktail bar up near the triangle? on: September 16, 2011, 14:53:33
Does anyone know the place? Am meeting the lady near park st after work and was thinking of heading there. I know there was a thread about it about 6 months ago but searching for cocktails hasn't provided the answer.

Cheers hijack  Two Thumbs

EDIT: Maybe could have given abit more information.

From what I remember reading it was a small place, on a side street, doesn't really have a big main entrance just a small sign above a nondescript door, maybe in a basement, with random mix of old furniture... (I could be making some of this up, but it definitely wasn't Browns or one of the other big places around there)
43  General / The Forum / Re: Best European cities on: September 09, 2011, 11:06:49
Actually go on the 4th Oct, tickets currently £18!

44  General / The Forum / Re: Best European cities on: September 08, 2011, 19:53:05
Aye, got flights for 48 quid, if you can fly on 2nd of Oct they were £21!!
45  General / The Forum / Re: Best European cities on: September 08, 2011, 17:52:50
Did a quick search for Valencia and this thread popped up.

Was wondering if anyone had any personal recommendations for the city, am heading there at the end of the month with the misses. I've had a browse of Trip Advisor and read about the markets/aquarium/galleries worth checking out but was after any little hidden gems people found.

Cheers  Two Thumbs
46  General / The Forum / Re: Good date pubs on: August 23, 2011, 16:37:05
In a serious tip, the Adam and Eve in Hotwells / Clifton Wood is quite pleasant,

I thought someone told me that'd closed down? Was gutted as i'd heard their roast are meant to be amazing but never made it...
47  General / The Forum / Re: Good date pubs on: August 23, 2011, 14:23:33
Urban Woods at the top of colston rd. Nice atmosphere, good food. Can occasionally be full of trendy clifton types....
48  General / The Forum / Re: Consolidated See No Evil photos thread on: August 23, 2011, 13:02:20
I missed it at the weekend and only had a quick cycle past yesterday but was blown away by the quality and scale of some of the pieces.

The only thing I'd say is there was one section (I think this bit https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150350355448478&set=a.10150350355238478.411670.790703477&type=1&l=93d2cc1691&theater) which had some nice parts in but with the black background just felt pretty 'dark'. If the intention was to brighten up an area I'd think bigger bolder colours could have been used more.

But then I suppose its down to each artists own style....

49  General / The Forum / Re: Consolidated riot thread: on: August 08, 2011, 23:54:02
Dirty Teefs

50  General / The Forum / Re: Recommended Android apps/games/widgets? on: July 29, 2011, 14:36:36
although on initial start up it crashed

Actually the first time I launched it I just got a black screen and a 'cannot connect to server' error. Restarted the app and its worked ok since then. Not sure if that could be related.
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