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by Emperor Fossil
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Physics Of Jumping Whilst On A Train
Replies: 60
Views: 1511

Re: The Physics Of Jumping Whilst On A Train

In a vaccuum where there is virtually no friction you just wouldn't slow down at all, moving forward forever at a constant velocity... You wouldn't need a vaccuum to achieve that, surely? All you'd need is to have the windows on the train closed. eg: The carriage is moving at 70mph, you're standing...
by Emperor Fossil
Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Wonder Boy: The Movie: Pictures Galore!
Replies: 91
Views: 1969

Re: Wonder Boy: The Movie: Pictures Galore!

I may have made my facebook accessible to all and invited the community to look, but that does not mean post abuse on my facebook page. Leaving abusive comments on your profile is pretty slack. If anyone wants to offer criticism, why not do it politely? Better yet, why not do it in this thread inst...
by Emperor Fossil
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: name that rat
Replies: 32
Views: 432

Re: name that rat

Disease and Pestilence
by Emperor Fossil
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: YouTube and Retro Gaming?
Replies: 35
Views: 519

Re: YouTube and Retro Gaming?

The Speccy books i do have been well received but i get the odd person moaning about a comma missing on page 37 of book 3 etc. Sadly cant please them all. Maybe offer to email them painfully detailed instructions for a comma repair process. Tools needed: One Black Pen (Fine Point) One Magnifying Gl...
by Emperor Fossil
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Today
Replies: 9098
Views: 201937

Re: Today

Today I had a fair bit of dusting to do.
by Emperor Fossil
Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Derren Brown Controls The Nation = Epic Fail!
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Derren Brown Controls The Nation = Epic Fail!

For my part, here in Australia he isn't particularly well-known, so there's no bandwagon to jump on. I don't think I had even heard of him until the lottery stunt, which means that so far my impression of him hasn't been too sparkling.
by Emperor Fossil
Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: happy birthday H.G.wells
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: happy birthday H.G.wells

I really wish someone would do a proper War of the Worlds film—steampunk aliens versus 1890s British armed forces. Couldn't agree more. Bring on Thunder Child! I'm getting a weird feeling of deja vu with this post. I wonder if you've said as much before on these forums, and I've voiced my agreement...
by Emperor Fossil
Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Derren Brown Controls The Nation = Epic Fail!
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Derren Brown Controls The Nation = Epic Fail!

I couldn't help rolling my eyes at the way Derren says, in the stick to your chair segment, that it will work on "those of you who have a well-balanced, bright, creative personality", and then "Just allow it to work. If you fight it then it probably won't work, so it's kind of a waste of time even w...
by Emperor Fossil
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Youtube vids!
Replies: 23
Views: 513

Re: Youtube vids!

Fair enough. I admit I can be a bit fussy with image quality issues, and I realise that the Sonic vid was a more extreme example due to the high speed of the game. And thinking about it, I guess the motion-blurred webcam footage does kind of recreate the look of the screenshots in old videogame mags...
by Emperor Fossil
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Youtube vids!
Replies: 23
Views: 513

Re: Youtube vids!

However I don't really like listening to someone talk while playing unless that person is really good at multitasking (hey, some people are!). Ideally, I'd like the commentary to be recorded after the gameplay, then have it mixed in with the audio during editing. Actually on second thoughts, I'm go...
by Emperor Fossil
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Youtube vids!
Replies: 23
Views: 513

Re: Youtube vids!

Okey dokey! Bear in mind that these are general gripes based on my reactions while watching gaming youtube vids over the years, not directed specifically at vids made by posters on this forum. In fact, a lot of them won't even apply to some of you guys. Pet hates: - Needlessly long intros. Anything ...
by Emperor Fossil
Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: THe letter 'H'
Replies: 59
Views: 819

Re: THe letter 'H'

I find toast annoying.
by Emperor Fossil
Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Youtube vids!
Replies: 23
Views: 513

Re: Youtube vids!

Most of my pet hates regarding youtube vids can be summed up with one pet hate:

- Ten minute videos that could have provided the same content in half the time.

I could go into more detail, but it probably isn't necessary (or welcome?).
by Emperor Fossil
Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: THe letter 'H'
Replies: 59
Views: 819

Re: THe letter 'H'

Another ones I don't like are "spelled", "learned", etc. It should be "Spelt", "Learnt"... I remember the first time I ever saw the word "Spelled". It was in the early '90s and I did a spell check in Word Perfect. It said something like "No words were spelled incorrectly". I couldn't stop laughing ...