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1  General / The Forum / Re: 配信者が配信中にオイルマッチで火事になる大事態に on: October 04, 2015, 21:48:07
 Smashed
2  General / The Forum / Re: Merry Christmas one and all on: December 26, 2014, 00:00:48
Merry Christmas Hijack!
3  General / The Forum / Re: Minirig portable speakers on: December 22, 2014, 12:34:51
Bump.  Anyone know if you can still buy minirigs in a shop in Bristol?  I showed mine to someone else and now they want to get one.

Edit: looks like this place near the Arches (Don Majors?) might still do them so might pop in later.
4  General / The Forum / Re: Sequel to ' Glock in ya Stockin' - Com64 presets the 'Funk Christmas' mixtape on: December 12, 2014, 15:04:12
On the DL.  I dug out your Glock in ya Stockin mixtape last year for christmas parties  Grin
5  General / The Forum / Blue Mountain being naughty on: December 30, 2013, 19:07:14
Quote from: Mungo's Hi Fi
It's been brought to our attention in the last few minutes that we are billed to appear at Blue Mountain in Bristol on NYE.

THIS IS FALSE ADVERTISING AND NOT TRUE

All the Mungo's Hi Fi selectors will be at Stereo Cafe Bar (Glasgow) for our own new year celebrations.

Apologies to anyone who has been fooled by this hoax. We're trying to get to the bottom of this.
6  General / The Forum / Re: The Hijack clock's wrong on: November 18, 2013, 03:07:25
Has this ever been fixed?
7  General / The Forum / Re: Mac users - what apps can't you live without? on: November 18, 2013, 02:51:25
TeXShop
Evernote
Winamp (frustratingly basic but pisses me off less than itunes)
Traktor
Dropbox/Google Drive
Google Play
Skype
Firefox (as a second browser)

I think that's everything I use that doesn't come installed as standard.
8  General / The Forum / Re: Mac users - what apps can't you live without? on: November 18, 2013, 02:48:10

What is it? They just say "secure communication application".  That's pretty vague.
9  General / The Forum / Re: You're Tehran me apart on: November 05, 2013, 03:35:29
Any luck so far?
10  General / The Forum / Re: Bris-Tek - 28th December- Black Swan on: October 29, 2013, 17:38:11
This looks like fun  Slayer
11  General / The Forum / Re: Brit walks into a bar... now with a second video! on: October 12, 2013, 19:27:16
Enjoyed the 2nd set  Two Thumbs
12  General / The Forum / Re: Deaf rave on: October 08, 2013, 15:19:34
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MC Geezer, who signs to the songs

 Slayer Slayer Slayer

I read that as
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MC Geezer, who sings to the songs
13  General / The Forum / Re: POLL: Shall I buy GTA V and an Xbox 360 or wait for PC release? on: September 26, 2013, 12:46:09

I know that the PC version will be vastly superior yet buggy as hell


why would a PC version be vastly superior?
If you even have to ask that question you are too dumb to even comprehend the answer  Bad Teeth
  Laugh
&
 Script

I basically stopped at the SNES.  Isn't it the same game?  Do they make extra missions?  Improve the graphics?
they also added a few extra buttons to the controller and fans to the thing you plug power into.

Other than that not a lot's changed other than the indie game scene.

No, I mean why would a PC version of GTA5 be better than a PS3 version of GTA5?
14  General / The Forum / Re: POLL: Shall I buy GTA V and an Xbox 360 or wait for PC release? on: September 25, 2013, 19:28:43

I know that the PC version will be vastly superior yet buggy as hell


why would a PC version be vastly superior?
If you even have to ask that question you are too dumb to even comprehend the answer  Bad Teeth
  Laugh
&
 Script

I basically stopped at the SNES.  Isn't it the same game?  Do they make extra missions?  Improve the graphics?
15  General / The Forum / Re: POLL: Shall I buy GTA V and an Xbox 360 or wait for PC release? on: September 25, 2013, 12:35:00

I know that the PC version will be vastly superior yet buggy as hell


why would a PC version be vastly superior?
16  General / The Forum / Re: If Hijack can count to 10... on: September 14, 2013, 14:37:39
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

That's numberwang!
17  General / The Forum / Re: Mums and Dads-to-be of Hijack on: September 09, 2013, 20:22:55

The benefits are usually: a shorter labour, a shorter recovery time, less likelihood for medical intervention, more oxytocin production (so less likely for oxytocin injections at fourth stage, better bonding and milk production), and calmer babies (this is one thing all my clients so far have noted, they've all had really chilled babies).


I can well believe that this can be helpful, calming, can address anxieties, and more, but those are some pretty strong claims.  Is there any evidence for them?  e.g., (just on the first one) has some independent person timed labours of mothers who have and haven't had these sessions?
18  General / The Forum / Re: Who would you most like to meet? on: September 06, 2013, 07:41:43
This question is quite difficult... not because there's too many choices, but because I struggle to think of people who, on reputation alone, I'd like to meet that I haven't met already or couldn't meet with a bit of work.  There are people I admire... musicians etc., but I don't necessarily think I'd get on with them over a pint in the pub.  Other people whose work I do like I have met, and they're just people.

OK, for dead I'd choose Andy Warhol as long as it could be in the past at one of his legendary parties (mainly so I could meet whoever else was hanging round there).  Alive, let's go for Azealia Banks.  That could be interesting.
19  General / The Forum / Re: Conscription / UK National Service on: August 30, 2013, 05:44:05
I spoke this morning with Colin who is in his early seventies and did National service...he answered a lot of questions raised here and i'll try and keep it short

He left school and went on the gas board as an apprentice,served five years and passed out as a skilled man...the Nat service people waited for him to finish and then he got a letter telling him to report for his NS.
he went to training camp in Bedford and joined as the lowest rank in the RAF..he spent the first few weeks doing basic training where all the conscriptees from all walks of life were taught discipline and how to drill and march etc and were whipped into shape a bit with lots of exercise...they came from all walks of life Teddy boys .office workers..council estate lads like him and so on...he said the discipline was like you see it on tv with sergeants ahouting at you and short haircuts and lots of running around.He said it made us all equal.".there were no jack the lads rich or poor..we was all in the same boat...which was good" (his words)

he was paid 2 something a week..the same as he would have got on the gas board.

they told him he was going to become a medic which he wasn't keen on but had no choice...
he made minimum effort as he already had a trade and didn't want to be a nurse..after a while his officer told him that his tests showed he was nmore intelligent than he was getting the results for and that he expected to see some improvement..he also told him that as he passed exams his money would go up..that got his attention!
he left the RAF at the end of his two years qualified as a nurse and specialising in plastic surgery..he was also earning 6 odd a week...

on leaving his officer told him that he could enlist and have a good career as a medic in the force or take his qualification to civvy street...he thought about it and decided to go back to the gas board where he worked pretty much his whole life until he retired.

I asked him if he regretted not carrying on the nurse bit..he said on reflection he did a bit and he could have certainly made a lot more money than gas fitting..but "i just wanted to carry on with what i chose when i left school..silly really but there you go"

i also asked if he thought it was a good thing..

"brilliant " he said..."when you leave basic training the officers don't talk to you like that anymore they treat you as proper people..you have to show respect but then they do too.."

I don't know any other people who did it but i can ask about...my dog walking crew from the Mead are all about that age and pretty stand up people..

i hope this has been a help

ooh he also said that he saved quite a bit of money as you get all your meals and board in the forces...he also said he had plenty of money to spend as well..as we all know in them days you could go out to cinema have a slap up fish and chip supper drink eight pints of beer and still  have change out of a shilling!!


Really interesting to read about some first hand experience with this!  I guess most of us here are only talking theoretically - I know I am.  Thanks for posting it.  Two Thumbs

(Predictably) it doesn't change my opinion, partly because I think it was a different time then, with the country and the world in a different situation, and partly because the discussion turned away from actually getting into the army and into some new scheme.

On the comments about ``anecdotal'' - I don't think that anyone was doubting the truth of it, just that to make reliable judgments from stuff like this you need to hear thousands of stories from different walks of life (random sampling blah blah blah).
20  General / The Forum / Re: You're Tehran me apart on: August 24, 2013, 13:28:00
I wonder if it'll be any easier on an Australian passport?


Quite possibly.
21  General / The Forum / Re: Summer dancehall mix on: August 23, 2013, 21:06:55
Cheeky bump before carnival this weekend.  And I hear there's something going on in London too.
22  General / The Forum / Re: You're Tehran me apart on: August 23, 2013, 21:04:38
I did look into this a while ago... I think it's possible but difficult to get a visa if you're British.  No chance for Americans, and not so difficult for any other countries.

The thing I took away was expect it to take time and money to get a visa.  There are various companies with bad websites from the 1990s that claim they can get you through all the bureaucracy for a fee, and I've heard that some of them are actually worthwhile.  No idea which ones though.
23  General / The Forum / Re: Conscription / UK National Service on: August 22, 2013, 23:31:21

- doing some sort of work that's useful to the country
This immediately loses any chance of it being a "great leveller".  People would do different jobs according to their skills and abilities, and so you'd get different sorts of people in each section. 

Pfft skills and aptitudes, at 19 you're just a kid that can read.


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- a year of peeling spuds and doing cross-country runs
This does have the advantage that it could be the "great leveller".  You could have barrack-style housing dotted around the UK and some lottery as to where you go.
mix that with doing something usefull for the country

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- actually joining the army

no.


There are around 800,000 eighteen year-olds in the UK.  What's the something useful you're going to have them all do just based on being able to read?
24  General / The Forum / Re: Conscription / UK National Service on: August 22, 2013, 16:36:02
Stop destroying his idea with reason.

I love that both Zat0ichi and I have assumed that this comment is agreeing with us!  Laugh
25  General / The Forum / Re: Conscription / UK National Service on: August 22, 2013, 16:30:50
Stop destroying his idea with reason.

 Laughing

I think this gets to the crux of it.  I agree, there is something appealing about the idea that nowadays people don't help old ladies cross the street and just sit at home on the dole eating pringles, and sending teenagers to the army for a year will sort 'em out.  But if you stop and seriously think about it for a bit you see that it's a terrible idea.

Part of the problem is that we haven't agreed on what national service would be.  I can see three basic options: a year of peeling spuds and doing cross-country runs, doing some sort of work that's useful to the country, and actually joining the army.  Let's deal with each of them.

- doing some sort of work that's useful to the country
This immediately loses any chance of it being a "great leveller".  People would do different jobs according to their skills and abilities, and so you'd get different sorts of people in each section.  This would be a bit like work: you get a different crowd working as builders to working as accountants, but it would probably be far less efficient.  We already have a system of doing some sort of work that's useful to the country: it's having jobs, and (despite plenty of flaws) it works reasonably well.  If the interest is in the people who don't get jobs, then see the recent government scheme forcing people to stack shelves at Tesco.  Forgetting the whole European law issue for a moment, if that's the main attraction, then it's better to argue for something like that directly.

- a year of peeling spuds and doing cross-country runs
This does have the advantage that it could be the "great leveller".  You could have barrack-style housing dotted around the UK and some lottery as to where you go.  Of course this could be a little more varied than just peeling spuds and doing runs, but not too much: if everyone is really doing it regardless of ability, aptitude, or enthusiasm, then it can't involve anything that's too difficult or requires too much skill or talent for the least able members of society.  Also, because of this, it probably wouldn't be very useful to the country unless you really had an enforced labour system where everyone had to man really shit call centres, package battery farmed chickens, etc.  Therefore you'd be taking a significant proportion (~2%) of the workforce out of action and would also require a huge workforce to administer it, plus the massive setup costs.  This would employ people on paper, but wouldn't be any more useful than employing people to dig holes then fill them in again.

- actually joining the army
There's been surprisingly little talk of this option so far.  It would be somewhere between the above two options, but the main argument against this isn't on utility.  If you think that massively increasing the size of the army and forcing everyone to be ready to fight is a good idea then that's another discussion.  I'd be against.

26  General / The Forum / Re: Conscription / UK National Service on: August 19, 2013, 16:43:56

I think society needs it for a couple of generations.

Why?  You talk about not having weapons training above.  Either this is a proper conscription where there's a chance you'll have to fight, die, and kill, or it's just a souped-up PE lesson / babysitting creche for teenagers with lots of shouting and cross-country runs.  I really don't see how that will suddenly instil respect in people or stop dicks being dicks.

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It would have to be everyone though. It could be the great leveler. No matter who you are you've sat down and peeled spuds and been shouted at by a loud angry man for a year.

We already have that with school.  No matter who you are you've sat down and made a half-hearted effort to ask your mate where the train station is in French and been preached and shouted at by someone leading the morning assembly.  Of course it's got plenty of flaws, as would conscription.
27  General / The Forum / Re: Conscription / UK National Service on: August 19, 2013, 16:03:28
The reason I was objecting to the "disenfranchised yoots" phrase is that it sounds to me like something with very little content that is sometimes used to justify anything, along the same lines as "it's PC gone mad!"

It would be interesting to hear from Tim, or anyone else with actual army experience, on this one (I've certainly got none).  And I'm not saying that there would be no advantages to a national conscription - I'm sure that some people would benefit from it.  Of course people can still join up of their own accord.  But I think you need a pretty strong argument to justify forcing everyone in the country to join the army for a year or more.  I'm very much in favour of education, but I think that even forcing people to stay in school post-16 is a bad idea.
28  General / The Forum / Re: Conscription / UK National Service on: August 19, 2013, 15:40:25
Given that the Army imposes it's model of "respect for authority" on people using tactics which are broadly speaking based on shouting and threats, all I can really see is this producing a whole new generation of bullies and borderline sociopaths.  If anything, we need the opposite - we want people in positions of authority and power to have earned respect not demand it.  All National Service could do is instill undeserved respect for authority and contempt for the weak.

Well said

I disagree

Ah yes, I see you've said above that school's a bit shit so we should have national service to give people self worth.   And you thought it would teach respect, though Ive I've no idea how.  You mentioned noncompetitive sports days (do these actually exist?) And "disenfranchised yoots" (a joke?).  I'm not convinced.

Yes there really is such a thing as non competitive sports days where everyone gets a medal!!! I pissed myself when I heard then became a little sad.

The yoots thing was tongue in cheek but alluding to greater issues.

I'm not disputing that a non competitive sports day has ever existed, but this isn't a normal thing, right?  I think the vast majority of sports days in schools are competitive.

Maybe I was (am?) being a bit argumentative, but on the yoots thing - what greater issues?  I agree that there are some disenfranchised teenagers, but I don't see why this means that national conscription would be a good idea.
29  General / The Forum / Re: Conscription / UK National Service on: August 19, 2013, 15:02:51
Given that the Army imposes it's model of "respect for authority" on people using tactics which are broadly speaking based on shouting and threats, all I can really see is this producing a whole new generation of bullies and borderline sociopaths.  If anything, we need the opposite - we want people in positions of authority and power to have earned respect not demand it.  All National Service could do is instill undeserved respect for authority and contempt for the weak.

Well said

I disagree

Ah yes, I see you've said above that school's a bit shit so we should have national service to give people self worth.   And you thought it would teach respect, though Ive I've no idea how.  You mentioned noncompetitive sports days (do these actually exist?) And "disenfranchised yoots" (a joke?).  I'm not convinced.
30  General / The Forum / Re: Conscription / UK National Service on: August 19, 2013, 14:42:22
Given that the Army imposes it's model of "respect for authority" on people using tactics which are broadly speaking based on shouting and threats, all I can really see is this producing a whole new generation of bullies and borderline sociopaths.  If anything, we need the opposite - we want people in positions of authority and power to have earned respect not demand it.  All National Service could do is instill undeserved respect for authority and contempt for the weak.

Well said
31  General / The Forum / Re: Brit walks into a bar... now with video! on: August 14, 2013, 15:34:14
 Two Thumbs  Was worried it might be a bit shit but I enjoyed that!
32  General / The Forum / Re: Is it possible to create a thread that behaves like an organism? on: August 13, 2013, 00:27:10
Are you thinking like the game of life? (Conway, not Hasbro)
33  General / The Forum / Re: Brit walks into a bar... on: August 12, 2013, 16:32:21
Done a few more shows and have some video from Saturday nights gig.. anyone here interested in seeing it? If so will post it up later this week.

Put it up!
34  General / The Forum / Re: Summer dancehall mix on: August 09, 2013, 16:06:10
If it doesn't have airhorns I aint listening!

 Sad Must try harder

Embedding added
35  General / The Forum / Summer dancehall mix on: August 09, 2013, 15:55:13
https://soundcloud.com/major-gowen/dancehall-0913

From a few months ago

No artwork, no tracklist, and no airhorns

<a href="http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F104609409" target="_blank">http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F104609409</a>
36  General / The Forum / Re: WOMAD on: July 30, 2013, 11:19:45
Caught you at the San Frans from midnight after we'd seen the Russian throat singers.  it was a bit packed, so didn't fight through to say hello, but enjoyed the set.
37  General / The Forum / Re: Cameron's web filter // somebody think of the children [merged] on: July 26, 2013, 12:17:28

You are repeatedly using yourself as example. That is not how it works. There may or may not be actual scientific studies how exposure to violence pornography effects the male psyche (from my research they are both). The point it, it is being used as a defence in rape trials. Repeatedly. This is why the loophole was closed in other countries.

While violent rape porn is legal it can be and has been used in defence of rapist, especially young offenders "m'lud the boy knew no better, he had been exposed to a media form that is perfectly legal depicting the violent rape of a woman with no consequences as a form of erotica and this influenced his actions against miss X". This is why I signed the petition about rape porn. It is not about consensual sex porn however extreme, it is RAPE porn, ie non-con. Though I do believe we should be thinking more about where our porn comes from and looking more at ethical porn.

If having watched violent porn is really being used as a defence in rape trials, wouldn't be much easier and better to make a law saying that having watched violent porn isn't a defence to rape than making a massive list of who can and can't watch porn?

Rereading, I'm not sure if you are in favour of this list or not.  But this whole thing does remind me a lot of arguments that violent films/video games/rap lyrics cause all the problems, but with added surveillance benefits and precedent-setting for blocking off bits of the internet.
38  General / The Forum / WOMAD on: July 25, 2013, 15:39:47
I see a few Bristol DJs on the lineup this year.  Might have to go hear Steve Rice for the first time in a while.  Monkey Steak could be a good way to finish the weekend too.
39  General / The Forum / Re: Mombasa on: July 02, 2013, 15:33:48
Anyone been?

Yep, well got the train into Mombasa from Nairobi and went and stayed in a lush house which had a garden backing onto Diani Beach. Lush place. It's where all my Kenyan friends go for new years eve. There were 6 of us and we paid about 80 each for the week, perhaps a little more I can't remember but it was well worth it. A cook came with the house, we just needed to give him the ingredients and tell him what to cook. The fishermen would come round in the morning and you could buy fresh from the mornings catch.

Sounds amazing!  I'm gonna be in a hotel and busy weekdays, but will be finding ways to entertain myself over two weekends.
40  General / The Forum / Re: Mombasa on: July 02, 2013, 13:40:46
i know it's a bad pun, but, work is paying Grin

Also, my post count was just "leet"  Tomato Slayer!
41  General / The Forum / Mombasa on: July 02, 2013, 13:28:18
Anyone been?
42  General / The Forum / Re: good place to go on holiday on your own? on: June 25, 2013, 12:37:00
I went to Uganda on my own earlier this year and had a great time.  The flight would eat up over half your budget but you could probably still do it.
43  General / The Forum / Tanya Stephens @ Black Swan tonight on: June 21, 2013, 17:48:11
I'm not in Bristol but heard about this on facebook - thought some people here might be interested.
44  General / The Forum / Re: Sad news on: June 21, 2013, 17:45:49
 LIGHTAH!
45  General / The Forum / Re: Childhood dreams shattered on: June 07, 2013, 17:00:55
I was just trying to explain the concept of Knightmare to someone yesterday!  I don't think I was thay successful  Undecided
46  General / The Forum / Re: Beat up and mugged. on: May 25, 2013, 10:18:41
sounds shit, and you could probably do with some sympathy.  it's not fun being knocked out.  hope you feel better soon.
47  General / The Forum / Re: are you a grammar guru? on: May 19, 2013, 11:09:03
First question was bollocks though...more than one correct answer.

Not really.  Answers 1 and 2 are clearly wrong, and 4 is wrong unless you allow yourself to invent extra information.  But then "Whose cats, dogs, and giraffes are using our neighbour's garden" would also be correct.  3 matches the information you're given perfectly.
48  General / The Forum / Re: are you a grammar guru? on: May 19, 2013, 11:01:24
10/10  Pimp
49  General / The Forum / Re: Board Gaming on: May 01, 2013, 02:41:15
Trivial Pursuit! 1984 Genus Edition  NERD ALERT!

I played Trivial Pursuit when I was a kid and thought it was the most difficult game in the world.  I played an updated version a few weeks ago and it was much easier and more fun, both because I know more now and because they'd updated the questions to cover decades where I was actually alive.
50  General / The Forum / Re: Board Gaming on: April 30, 2013, 19:48:39
I'm with Haydeez.

In what way? Agricola and Puerto Rico have nothing to do with Dragons or Dungeons. They are completely different


Just that I find D&D much more fun than most board games.  Of course they're not the same thing, but both involve sitting around with friends playing a game involving strategy and human interaction without computers.
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