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

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Post by Sly Boots » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:19 pm

My wife just told me today was the second hottest day in the UK since records began. Yikes!

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Post by eny » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:53 pm

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Post by Snowy » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:42 am

It is vile. I am born to inhabit chillier climes, global warming is a right Edwin if you are anything like me.
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Post by The Jackal » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:44 pm

Same, Snowy. I hate hot weather.

As an aside, can someone explain the Edwin thing? And not just "cos Edwin was a c- an Edwin"
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Post by Sly Boots » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:04 pm

The Jackal wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:44 pm
Same, Snowy. I hate hot weather.

As an aside, can someone explain the Edwin thing? And not just "cos Edwin was a c- an Edwin"
That's basically the reason. It was an automatic word filter on Prey's, so when you typed the c-word it came out as Edwin. Then after a while people just started typing Edwin themselves and it became habit :lol:

Hm, actually it's a filter here too. To be honest I think most people type Edwin themselves anyway.

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Post by Mantis » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:15 pm

I'm not sure why Prey set it up like that, presumably Edwin did something to annoy him. It's just one of those little forum injokes that I find slightly amusing and wanted to preserve for posterity.

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Post by Animalmother » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:38 pm

Never change it please, I still get a kick out of it :lol:

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Post by Sly Boots » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:50 pm

Mantis wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:15 pm
I'm not sure why Prey set it up like that, presumably Edwin did something to annoy him. It's just one of those little forum injokes that I find slightly amusing and wanted to preserve for posterity.
I think the fact he's not here any more to provide any context makes it even funnier :lol:

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Post by The Jackal » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:54 pm

The bloke with the baby as his avatar, right? He was a bit of a prick tbh, but I thought maybe the joke was from summat more serious.

WoOF should use "Martial Law" for theirs, I guess.

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Post by Animalmother » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:28 pm

Ah no, Edwin was a top bloke. Shame he never joined the new collective.

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Post by The Jackal » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:30 pm

Hmm. Was a fair bit since I got locked out of my account, so maybe he got better.
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Post by Wrathbone » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:12 pm

Back to ranting. I have a general policy that setting fire to kids - all people, even - is bad. But the noisy teenagers who have been making a racket in infuriating earshot distance for the last fucking forever are pushing that policy to its limits.

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Post by Correndous Hunt » Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:21 pm

So I'm currently playing through The Witcher 3 and I can't help but notice it's a bit pants.

Unpopular opinion I know. It isn't a bad game, but I don't get what all the hype is about. It's predicable and boring.

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Post by Alan » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:53 pm

Apples move to copy Samsung power button placement. There’s never ever a need to be able to quickly access the power button, especially with things like lift to wake (or whatever you call that) so top of the phone, no matter how stupidly big the phone, is the perfect place.


Also big phones can fuck off too. Iphone SE is perfect, anything larger is bad.
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Post by The Jackal » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:49 pm

Maybe it's because I'm a leftie, but the Samsung button placement seems ideal.

EDIT: No, I need to rephrase that. The power-button is ideal, it's just a quick trigger-finger press to wake it and check the time/see any activity, and again to idle - having the volume buttons on the opposite side, where I'm applying leverage to do this one-handed, does sometimes cause me to mute my phone by mistake.
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