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by Kaptain_Von
Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are cheap Android tablets any good?
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Are cheap Android tablets any good?

If it is a capacitive touch one then it should be okay. I picked up an Archos Arnova 10 G2 just before Christmas for £139 and it's a lovely piece of kit. However, one thing to watch out for is whether it can use Android Market or Archos Appslib. The G2 uses Appslib which doesn't have the range of ap...
by Kaptain_Von
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What grinds your gears ?
Replies: 9564
Views: 197267

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Recently...joggers. However, not just any joggers. As someone who used to do long distance running I can totally understand why people might want to keep fit by going jogging. I have no problem with anyone who runs round their local park or suburban side streets. It's a great way to keep trim. What ...
by Kaptain_Von
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: wii U
Replies: 1547
Views: 38562

Re: wii U

But is it retro?
by Kaptain_Von
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Modern Movies With A Retro Feel
Replies: 16
Views: 1512

Re: Modern Movies With A Retro Feel

On the subject of the grindhouse movies, Drive Angry which whilst not part of them, really felt like watching a 70s exploitation movie. Okay, it's not Oscar material by a long shot but it took me back to those far off times. Similarly, the film 'Black death' felt just like a Hammer film from the 70s...
by Kaptain_Von
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Your first Lego set
Replies: 54
Views: 4826

Re: Your first Lego set

Mixed emotions on this one. I'm feeling incredibly old because this: http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6-3 was my first set back in 1973. I'm also feeling warm and fuzzy because it gave me a lifelong love of Lego that I have managed to pass on to my daughter but also feeling vaguely sad because it...
by Kaptain_Von
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What machine did you do the most programming-for-fun on?
Replies: 47
Views: 1019

Re: What machine did you do the most programming-for-fun on?

Coming into this a bit late and going back to the original question it would have to be a toss up between the ZX81 and the Amiga (although what I did on the Amiga translated to an IBM 3090 running VM/CMS). The ZX81 was my introduction to programming and I did a load of writing various programs for i...
by Kaptain_Von
Mon May 16, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: BBC Domesday Reloaded
Replies: 12
Views: 1119

Re: BBC Domesday Reloaded

As a 'Data Archivist' I have been witness to the massive amount of hard work this has taken to get the original online. Everything from re-creating redundant technology to the implementation of digital continuity strategies has been involved (and I will admit to being seriously impressed by the dedi...
by Kaptain_Von
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone wear varifocals?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Anyone wear varifocals?

A couple of years ago my optician recommended that I tried them but I had serious problems. Looking straight ahead was fine and because of that I could see over distance. Reading was okay but not great, I found I had to hold what I was reading at arms length. The big problems came when I tried to mo...
by Kaptain_Von
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What grinds your gears ?
Replies: 9564
Views: 197267

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Two things that are really getting on my goat at the moment: 1) The inability of people to queue and wait their turn properly at bus stops. Now call me old fashioned but I thought that the idea of queuing at a bus stop was that the first person in the queue stood next to the stop or in the case of b...
by Kaptain_Von
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Jim'll Fix It
Replies: 21
Views: 359

Re: Jim'll Fix It

XFile2708 wrote:I wrote to him as a kid as well - I wanted a ride in the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazard :lol:

Ignorant tosspot never replied... :evil:

:lol:
My 'fix it' involving my school, a B-52 and a full bomb load never got a reply either. :twisted:
by Kaptain_Von
Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Broke my leg!
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Broke my leg!

Have some sympathy! Worst things that have happened during the festive season? December 20th 1985, was in a car accident in which my girlfriend was killed and left me in hospital seriously f***ed up for five months. Christmas eve 1999, got serious flu that put me in bed over the festive season and t...
by Kaptain_Von
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Goose
Replies: 26
Views: 479

Re: Goose

The good thing about goose fat is that when you drain it off during cooking you can then use it to make absolutely awesome roast spuds. Also, an old sock coated in goose fat and wrapped about your neck is supposed to cure colds according to our ancestors who did not have Lemsip. Personally I prefer ...
by Kaptain_Von
Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Goose
Replies: 26
Views: 479

Re: Goose

A king amongst poultry. Definitely my own favourite after duck. Of course my ultimate bird based meal would be one of those 12 bird roasts which starts with a goose stuffed inside a swan and ends in something like a wren :)
by Kaptain_Von
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Robocop *movie and game
Replies: 96
Views: 3711

Re: Robocop *movie and game

The first film is an absolute bona fide classic. A superb sci-fi action film and a brilliant satire on modern society. Bizarrely when it came out on VHS my then 81 year old grandmother loved it and probably watched it more times than I did because it "had a bit of blood and thunder" in it. The secon...
by Kaptain_Von
Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Kissing goodbye to my CRT... :(
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: Kissing goodbye to my CRT... :(

I would agree that British Heart Foundation electrical stores are the best place to look. The one down the road from where I live is a goldmine. At any time they have at least 20 CRT TVs on display and usually a load of VHS recorders as well. Recently I used it to get hold of a number of VHS machine...