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The "whatever's on your mind" thread

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One of the things that's great about this forum is its randomness. Well, this is the epitome of it: a thread for whatever random thought happens to be passing through your mind.

For example, I've just been struck by the most random craving for Taco Bell nachos.

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  • @puzzlebox said: Helpful advice

    Thank you! I've already been looking at a couple of those sites you've linked, but I will check out the others you have recommended too. I hope I have the same luck as you seem to have had with it all!

  • @tbm1986 said: Sark is a great place for Guerns to go when they want a cheap break and some beautiful peace. The motorised transport (except tractors) ban is the best thing they ever did/kept.

    I adore the motorised transport ban, getting around on push bikes rules. I seriously want to go back to Sark for another holiday, if not to live there permanently. I've never felt more at peace or like I'd finally found my mother land than the time I spent on Sark. I'm getting teary just thinking about it and then looking at the dump I call home at present. *sniffle*

  • @Davies said: I adore the motorised transport ban, getting around on push bikes rules. I seriously want to go back to Sark for another holiday, if not to live there permanently. I've never felt more at peace or like I'd finally found my mother land than the time I spent on Sark. I'm getting teary just thinking about it and then looking at the dump I call home at present. *sniffle*

    Heh, it certainly is pleasant and tranquil but you'd get bored very quickly if you lived there. It's a bubble community and there's nothing to do. Besides, (not that I've looked) I'd imagine properties cost even more than in Gsy, such that renting a room would cost you £800pm minimum and buying a 3-bed property £1M. It's essentially a former-aristocratic/retirement-for-the-rich community.

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    @tbm1986 said: Heh, it certainly is pleasant and tranquil but you'd get bored very quickly. It's a bubble community and there's nothing to do.

    Oh I don't know; I know they've got a bar and I could draw the small cliff / beach during the day. I guess you're right though, I'd probably be better off living in Guernsey and travelling to Sark for the weekends. Guernsey's real nice too, especially that whole 'no-VAT thing'. :D

  • @Davies said: Oh I don't know; I know they've got a bar and I could draw the small cliff / beach during the day. I guess you're right though, I'd probably be better off living in Guernsey and travelling to Sark for the weekends. Guernsey's real nice too, especially that whole 'no-VAT thing'. :D

    See the edit I made. Also see the post I made regarding price of stuff like bread, milk and utilities. It's truly shocking, considering we have no VAT. If we introduced a GST like Jersey have, I'd expect the wholemeal bread I buy to go up to £2.50 per 800g loaf and the milk to go up to £1.30 per litre carton.

    Even in Gsy, they cater for the ultra-mainstream due to less mainstream stuff attracting too little custom. So you have to listen to dance, cheese and like stereotypical trendy-chav nightclubs, skanky-old-man pubs and trendy-rich-but-chavvy wine bars. There's a rock scene but we're talking mediocre local bands that play boring old classics and their own Pop Punk that's just as boring. These crop up once every three weeks or so, these gigs. There's a DnB bar that's always full of druggy chavs. That's about it.

    If there were ever a comic/computer game convention held on-island, it would be held in Beau Sejour (the island's only leisure centre) and out of the 65,000 people resident, if everybody who wanted to go could have the time off work, about 200 people would turn up, and out of those 200, about 20 would check out the Telltale stand, out of which only 5 would have ever played any of their games. Very sad.

  • @tbm1986 said: See the edit I made. Also see the post I made regarding price of stuff like bread, milk and utilities. It's truly shocking, considering we have no VAT. If we introduced a GST like Jersey have, I'd expect the wholemeal bread I buy to go up to £2.50 per 800g loaf and the milk to go up to £1.30 per litre carton.

    Even in Gsy, they cater for the ultra-mainstream due to less mainstream stuff attracting too little custom. So you have to listen to dance, cheese and like stereotypical trendy-chav nightclubs, skanky-old-man pubs and trendy-rich-but-chavvy wine bars. There's a rock scene but we're talking mediocre local bands that play boring old classics and their own Pop Punk that's just as boring. These crop up once every three weeks or so, these gigs. There's a DnB bar that's always full of druggy chavs. That's about it.

    If there were ever a comic/computer game convention held on-island, it would be held in Beau Sejour (the island's only leisure centre) and out of the 65,000 people resident, if everybody who wanted to go could have the time off work, about 200 people would turn up, and out of those 200, about 20 would check out the Telltale stand, out of which only 5 would have ever played any of their games. Very sad.

    :eek: You're dashing my dreams but I do appreciate the honesty.

    Do you still have that "cinema", that's freezing cold and consists of a TV screen and a few chairs?:D

  • @Davies said: :eek: You're dashing my dreams but I do appreciate the honesty.

    Do you still have that "cinema", that's freezing cold and consists of a TV screen and a few chairs?:D

    If you're on about that poor excuse of a 4-screen cinema that a 'hotel' has next to the airport, then yes. Beau Sejour also uses its theatre as a cinema sometimes, but only with the big films and at least 3 months after it's already shown at the other one. They badly need competition.

    I'm sorry I'm dashing your dreams. Avistew, you lived in California for a while, didn't you? Did you see anything of San Rafael? What's it like? All I've ever seen of it are that video that the TTG guys made of Strong Bad joining the force as an intern. That was hilarious. Realistic lines, well acted and the cam shots were good.

    P.S. TTG staff, feel free to answer above, if you want. Most of you who read the forum know by now I hope to relocate to the Bay Area once I have a green card (even if I have to wait until my mid thirties) so that I can infiltrate your organisation as an entry-level Tester or Customer Support Assistant or something.

  • My first 16gb has just corrupted itself...


    GAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDAAAAMMMMMIIIITTTTT!!!

    Its the one with all the Caanoo's emulators and roms on it!

    ....

    And I just finished doing the DVDs too...

  • I have been adding shortcuts for my non-Steam games to Steam recently, and had been having problems with getting Steam to show the correct icon. Among these games are those which run under ScummVM. While working on the issue, I decide to see if I could convert a .bat (which loads a ScummVM game) to an .exe and then embed an icon file into it.

    I succeeded. Score.

    But you know else what I found? I figured out a way to load ScummVM games without opening a separate console window! BONUS.

    I'm so happy about it, I wonder if I should open a thread explaining how I did it.

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