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by Maturin
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 582
Views: 20084

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

It seems a lot of comedians evolve to become rather lecturing & insufferable the older they become. Although in the last few years, perhaps the same thing can be said of young comedians, particularly on UK TV.
by Maturin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Hobbies and Model-Making Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1129

Re: The Hobbies and Model-Making Thread

I found I had to work very slowly, with both elbows planted on the desk in front of me while holding the mini in one hand. Otherwise I just had no control.

I think it's possible to get great results without actually being great at it. It just takes much longer.
by Maturin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Basingstoke
Replies: 10
Views: 107

Re: Basingstoke

In High Wycombe, there's a chair museum. All about chairs.
by Maturin
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Basingstoke
Replies: 10
Views: 107

Re: Basingstoke

I once went on a week-long training course at IBM in Basingstoke. I have to admit, there wasn't really much to go and see during the lunch breaks so we kinda just stayed in the canteen.

It's one of those close-to-London hub towns isn't it? Bit like High Wycombe, where I used to live.
by Maturin
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Gaming Discussion and News
Topic: Currently Playing
Replies: 500
Views: 31653

Re: Currently Playing

My username's LangersUK, same as my old Steam name. At the moment I'm just getting to grips with how to use the damn Xbox controller for handling the cars, plus I'm still in the initial 4-season prologue. I seem to instinctively be very heavy handed using my thumb with the steering stick and I'm tur...
by Maturin
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 102 thread - for things you love or just having a bloody good praise!
Replies: 196
Views: 4926

Re: The Room 102 thread - for things you love or just having a bloody good praise!

During daytime, I like 20C. But the heating has to be off by early evening, since that's way too warm to sleep in for me and the bedrooms need to cool down a bit.
by Maturin
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 582
Views: 20084

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

I'm completely immune to adverts trying to make me sentimental anyway, so they all just blur together into one commercialised morass for me. Same thing goes for all the charity adverts with juicy close up shots of children crying. I'd have no confidence whatsoever that my £2 a month would actually d...
by Maturin
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Gaming Discussion and News
Topic: Currently Playing
Replies: 500
Views: 31653

Re: Currently Playing

Forza Horizon 4. Now that I've got Windows10, I decided to get this on the cheap. Although I've never really been into driving games in a big way, I fancied giving this one a go. Bit overwhelming to start with, lots to do. Getting the hang of the controller - the steering is pretty sensitive but I'l...
by Maturin
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: The Apprentice 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1862

Re: The Apprentice 2019

The task was all a bit random and messy. None of the members of each team knew much about the business, so they were just blurting out numbers & figures hoping some of it would stick. Also, not sure I agree about Sugar's insistence that Thomas would be 'great in a war'. Going on his record in these ...
by Maturin
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Hobbies and Model-Making Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1129

Re: The Hobbies and Model-Making Thread

:lol:

I knew I'd gone wrong somewhere...
by Maturin
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Hobbies and Model-Making Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1129

Re: The Hobbies and Model-Making Thread

Does anyone remember when I bought that wooden ship model on the old hobby thread on PW? It was about 8 or 9 years ago. Well I did some of it for a few months, then lost interest, then a few years later did some more, then lost interest. And he we are 9 years later and I'm determined to now get the ...
by Maturin
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 102 thread - for things you love or just having a bloody good praise!
Replies: 196
Views: 4926

Re: The Room 102 thread - for things you love or just having a bloody good praise!

Scrotum discourse surely only has a limited range of talking points though? Conversation would soon run dry, rather like an old man's low hanging testes.
by Maturin
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Forum Bugs and Errors Reporting Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 8172

Re: Forum Bugs and Errors Reporting Thread

The main forum address has been down for me since Tuesday morning and is still down. I only found a way in just now by clicking directly on a thread link from my internet history. Accessing the buried threads/folders bypasses the problem. It seems the php download issue is something that can be fixe...
by Maturin
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 582
Views: 20084

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

I think 24 hour news channels are fundamentally crap anyway. It makes me sad when I see people slumped in armchairs just watching the news anchor repeat the exact same script every 20 minutes. There's absolutely no need for them.
by Maturin
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 582
Views: 20084

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

Sly Boots wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:19 am
But on the other hand I'm now distracted by speculation about why that was the first place your mind went to... :-k
I've long given up questioning where my mind goes to. :lol: