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  1. Movie/TV recommendations

    Some people loved it. We stopped watching it after about the 5th episode I think. Got bored.
  2. Movie/TV recommendations

    This is exactly what I was hoping too!
  3. A Song Of Ice And Fire

    I enjoyed the first series. Felt the second was pretty dull. Nothing really happened, and it was really disjointed.
  4. A Song Of Ice And Fire

    This whole set is great. I think I've read them twice, and was considering a 3rd after talking to someone who has started the first book fir the first time about 2 weeks ago. It made me all excited about them all over again. So yeh, they are high quality, for anyone that was wondering. I know that's a fairly wooly and generic 'great', with no specific examples ('cos of potential spoilers), but am kind of hoping that I'm considering a 3rd read through is enough Am a bit worried that MArtin will croak before he finished the series.
  5. Movie/TV recommendations

    Quantum of Solace is pretty bad. I think I've only made it through once without falling asleep. The new Bourne movie could be quite good though.
  6. Assange

    There was a long PDF released that was the interviews with the two ladies, where all your questions will be answered. I will see if I can find it for you. Edit. Here they are. Now, it might not be what *actually* happened, but it's what the law is proceeding on, so it's the best we will get I think.
  7. Assange

    As regards the extradition, I don't think they *have* to have a reason as such. The Swedes and the US apparently have a bi-lateral agreement whereby they can send someone to either country if he is deemed to have broken laws in both countries. Whether it has to be the same law is a point I'm a bit hazy on. I suspect not, as he hasn't (allegedly) raped anyone in the US, or been party to any stolen Swedish intelligence. The whole think stinks, if I'm honest.
  8. Assange

    To add to this, Assange doesn't actually seem like an especially nice person either. But that doesn't stop the whole situation being most weird.
  9. Assange

    It was (is) all very unusual. Way back when, when the accusations first came to light, I think they'd've had a case. They then dropped the charges. Then they re-instated them. To those without the inside knowledge, it looked like that the Swede had bowed to US gov't pressure as a way to get their grubby mitts on him to lock him up and throw away the key. Then all the big payment companies removed his (WL) accounts and froze what money was currently in them. Another unusual twist. It's very hard for the average person with a passing interest in this case to not think that there is a concerted effort to burn him because of the sensitive nature of the docs released. The Manning case in the states is proceeding unusually too. The US Gov't is trying to screw him totally, and not allowing his defence to see documents that are pertinent to the case. The whole Manning issue is again strange - he was due to be (dishonourably) discharged, was a week or so away from it (in a special camp full of dishonourably discharged soldiers that were also awaiting their papers), and then was recalled to active service that by all accounts he was totally not suitable for - mental state and so on and so forth. We don't know the full story, but from a layman's perspective, it's coming from a position of acute embarrassment from the US Gov't. Occam's razor suggests that the simplest reason is often the pertinent one. Potentially this means a long succession of large cock-ups on behalf of the US military that led to him simply downloading all those files and sending them to WL. Adrian Lamo hasn't necessarily covered himself in glory either, revealing himself to be a snake in the grass of the highest order (my opinion). From a personal viewpoint, that fact that he and Jacob Applebaum (who's outlook I respect) hold fundamentally opposing views also means that he is a guy who is only out for himself.
  10. Team Fortress 2 Co-op! Mann vs. Machine

    Tickets explained.
  11. SpyParty

    I'm in. Not very experienced yet though, only played about 20 games. Should organise a time.
  12. Team Fortress 2 Co-op! Mann vs. Machine

    They're not that expensive. I'd be willing to front the initial cash and run it for a month or two if I could get some donations. My preferred hosters seem to be charging 11.36 for a 24 slot TF2 server w/10 slot teamspeak server. Or, a 10 slot server for 4 quid odd.
  13. Team Fortress 2 Co-op! Mann vs. Machine

    Been toying with the idea of setting another TF2 server up for a week or so. Could run it/admin it if the interest is there. Chances are it would wane before too long though.
  14. Life

    Looking around (as thinking of going there), there are plenty of hostels in SF for short-term staying, that seem to be a reasonable price (~$60) in reasonable areas.
  15. Another reason that LOCOG can go fuck itself.
  16. Life

    Honey bees aren't actually that aggressive. They die if they sting you, so it's a last resort. Wasps, on the other hand, are little bastards. Especially when drunk on rotten apples
  17. Life

    Have booked onto a Bee-Keeping taster course. Been thinking about getting a hive for a year or two; quite looking forward to producing my own honey.
  18. Shropshire is a confusing place. Not many people know it well, it's 90% rural, no cities, and with a fairly small population. Yet out of this county came Mr Darby, the world's first Iron Bridge, and the world's first skyscraper. It has the only stone circle in the country similar to Stonehenge (often thought to be a 'prototype' for the main 'Henge) and countless other treasures. Was also forced to change it's name from 'Salop' as integration with Europe beckoned. Back to the Olympics, I was very afraid for the opening ceremony. Very worried indeed that we were going to become a global laughing stock. Luckily, it was actually pretty good. Not too bothered about the rest of it though.
  19. Life

    I've watched 20 mins so far, and it does banish cynicism very well. Even Brooker thought it was good! Elmuerte - it's avail on iPlayer if you proxy it up.
  20. Life

    Nah, not quite up to that level yet! Bought it fully built. Starting to do bits and pieces on it - replaced thermostat (and attendant fluids), fuel rail, an injector, oil, oil pump belt, brake pads & discs (plus fluid) - that's about my limit at the moment. Getting more confident with it though.
  21. Check out videos of 'Sacriel' on YT. That guy is scary, and you better hope you never meet him. We met him once, we think. Never saw him, just all died.
  22. Books on Sport

    Check out the book that the film 'The Goon' is based on. Nearly bought it, but couldn't find a decently priced copy in the UK. All the reviews say that it's great!
  23. Life

    It's similar to a Caterham, made by a company called Westfiled. They are both based on the 'Lotus 7' platform which is no longer made, but Westfields are cheaper than Caterhams. Caterham is the 'top-end' marque. I couldn't afford even a half-decent second-hand Caterham. Westfields are more of a budget option You're not the only one to call it 'ridiculous'! Cant' think why...
  24. Life

    At least 10 at the last count.