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Unwashed Village / Re: Khans Archelogical Expedition
« on: September 20, 2016, 11:54:51 PM »
I wasn't aware there were any online fallout games, to be fair I've not really looked at the community since ianout was a new thing. I did pick up tactics from GOG, it was a fair bit better than I remember it being.

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Unwashed Village / Re: Khans Archelogical Expedition
« on: September 20, 2016, 07:33:44 PM »
 To slightly misquote, I think, Lara; we're sensitive fucking flowers, lapsed poets and lazy storytellers bring us a story a week and try not to improve the bastard bar with devastating fights and we'll treat you to our very best in indifference and apathy.

Seriously though, put on the cow suits gather up some sticks and tangerines and poke and pelt yourselves to your hearts content because we are too lazy to bother and too few to make a good hazing posse.

I do think if we got enough people to pop in at once saying 'I remember you, do you remember me?' we'd build enough mass to hold some of them here.

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Unwashed Village / Re: Khans Archelogical Expedition
« on: September 20, 2016, 02:53:33 AM »
There were some members of both groups that went back and forth between the boards back then, I was well in to my 'alcohol years' so my recollections are fuzzy but look here https://web.archive.org/web/20010411064104/http://www.vault13.net/board/

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Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: August 05, 2016, 11:16:50 PM »
Wow hi Rob, it has indeed been a very long time.  Lots of life has happened over the last decade or so, the last seven have been particularly intense with starting a family right in the middle of financial crisis, buying a house, working some awful jobs to keep it all together and finally finding a job in IT working in the legal sector where my skills are appreciated and the people I work with are both competent and decent human beings. I manage my own support team and make most of the build decisions for our desktop environment which is a wonderful position to be in.

Good to see life is treating you well too.

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Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: August 01, 2016, 10:52:32 PM »
I love my three to bits but they are the path to the root of all madness.

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Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: August 01, 2016, 09:45:03 AM »
Awesome, congratulations Chucara.

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Unwashed Village / Re: What games have you been playing latly?
« on: July 31, 2016, 10:56:31 PM »
Yay for me!

Wait! Throwbacks? There's more than one? Is this how Bluecross feels during the Debenham sales?

I'm confused, not hungry though. I have pizza! No beer either, not even wine :'(

On topic; I've mostly been playing 'mock the 30+ year old underling that goes out playing Pokemon at lunch time." That and playing Star Trek: timelines and some crystal popping game on my iPhone.

My house is made of only slightly toughened glass but I feel like I occupy the moral high ground.

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Unwashed Village / Re: Caption this
« on: July 30, 2016, 12:44:51 AM »
Oh yeah, what are you gonna do? Release the dogs? Or the bees? Or the dogs with bees in their mouth and when they bark they shoot bees at you? - Homer Simpson

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Unwashed Village / Re: Caption this
« on: July 29, 2016, 07:51:16 PM »
"Version K9 prosthetic... Very funny guys, give me my arm back."

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Consumer operating systems up to XP were still underpinned by DOS, ME wasn't able to drop in to native DOS mode out of the box but you could re-instate it.  9x is basically still a shell with fancy bits bolted on.

I'm building a retro gaming box in an Atari ST case and I'm surprised at how usable windows 98 is there's still pretty decent driver support if you manage to get the right bits and pieces.

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I'd say buy a Mac but my Mac can be frustratingly curmudgeonly too. Buy an abacus, a theatre troupe, a brass band, cats and a subscription to a 'special interest' magazine and have done with it.

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Unwashed Village / Re: R.I.P The United Kingdom...
« on: July 11, 2016, 01:08:23 AM »
Nice to see you post Turkana

Another key thing the EU vote illustrates is the democratic and constitutional disparities in the UK, a marginal result over the UK as a whole contrasts sharply with the 62% remain vote in Scotland yet the expectation is that we should be pulled out of the EU since we are a part of the UK; we've been trying to say for years that we live in a hegemony this is a stark representation of that.

I think social media is a vital tool for disseminating ideas and information but it does have a dangerous habit of acting like an echo or amplification chamber.  I'm hard pressed to see an alternative now though since journalistic rigour and integrity seem to be a rare commodity these days.

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The rhythmic structure, or metre, is important in poetry. It affects the pacing and flow of motifs through a piece of poetry, specific structural forms help you decide what type of poem it is but modern poetry doesn't always stick to rigorous forms. End rhymes and assonance, where vowel sounds are repeated in a line, are useful for reinforcing motifs but a poem is meant to be spoken aloud so the structure plays a large part in the meaning and impact of a piece of poetry.

It's been a while since I studied poetry so I'd need to brush up on terms to dissect a poem throughly but if you search for those terms you should find good resources.

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Unwashed Village / Re: System Shock Is Getting Remade
« on: July 04, 2016, 12:02:40 AM »
I saw this.

Doom, System Shock and SS remind me of a phone conversation I used to have with my brother

"Hello?"
"Hi Brian, how's things"
"Ok, *making up something that isn't about spinning the camera left and right in Tomb Raider or pausing Street Fighter* I went...*faint growling at the other side of the phone*
"Holy shit!!!!" *frantic clicking muttering about mouse balls and dirt*
"Are you playing Doom / System Shock again?"
"No, System Shock / Doom! fucking Imps / nurses I can hear them but I can't see them"
"Do you want company"
"Yes please."

Then I'd stay on the phone till his nerves were completely shredded and he went off to play Civ, he's the same with horror films

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Unwashed Village / Re: R.I.P The United Kingdom...
« on: June 30, 2016, 08:08:00 AM »
The voting pattern in Ireland is particularly worrying; reunification may cause trouble, leaving will destroy the basis of the good Friday agreement and a deal where NI stay in may not be enough for some.

I don't think there's an appetite for wide scale violent civil disobedience in Scotland and Wales but certainly enough feeling for protest which could be manipulated towards violence.  The post EU UK is likely to be a bit of a powder keg unless the constitutional discrepencies are addressed this is straightforward for Scotland, awkward for NI and painful for Gibraltar and Wales.   

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