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Everything posted by Rummy

  1. Was back on the ol' LBC and Maajid Nawaaz yesterday as still at my mums(last 10 mins); https://vocaroo.com/16dEt7mtQaS6 https://www.globalplayer.com/catchup/lbc/uk/b8FPiKG/ The idea/topic was about how apparently companies are surveilling people who work from home? I'm obvs idle atm due to covid and health etc. so not working/able to compare or relate to it - but has anybody found themselves in WFH situations where you employer is still breathing down your neck?? (if you listen to whole show it is 3 hours with the topics hour by hour so tune into the last hour to get a better/fuller debate than just me talking; a lot of good points made by some of the callers)
  2. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (RIP)

    In fact - I spoke of arsebastard stars earlier but here's a Q for you @Julius(assuming you got all 120) - what were your top 5 or top 10 stars to chase?? I honestly feel like I can play this game in my head lol so I'm loving people's experiences. It's kind of what's so mad about it(no not you Sunshine and your blue coin buffoonery) - despite having 120 stars in it youu almost can easily remember/recall each one. Probably aided again by that 'shunting' out of the level between stars(and I understand why it was done in parts) but it'll be interesting to hear from you! I also btw never partocularly liked Tall Tall when I was younger because I found the stars hard - but the monkey the slide the ascension idea etc is pretty cool. Not a favourite(and being quite...brown and stony its kinda boring) but I came to appreciate it far more when I was playing through when I was older. Hell, if you like go and rate all 15 courses in order! I love seeing others' appreciatons for games I love
  3. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (RIP)

    Bruv; I really enjoyed this post. You mentioned so many moments I expected you to love, too! Obvs I haven't played this version but much(except the camera cos I played at the time - but yes it is certainly outdated) of what you've expressed is very akin to my own affinity with the title. One question - did you ever start utilising somersault+wall jumps? They can sometimes add a nice bit of height and distance - tho ofc as you mention you can long jump everywhere too(especially in races!) - one thing overlooked about SM64 at the time and still now imo is actually the fluidity in the physics engine when it comes to comboing/chaining/interrupting moves - its so clean barely anyone notices. Really really REALLY loved you enjoying the painting mechanics - specifically found it difficult to contain my excitement in my earlier post knowing you hadn't been upstairs yet without accidentally spoiling Wet Dry World/BigLittleLand/Snowman's World's 'invisible' painting(plus a look at that useless cameraman :p) and then TickTockClock too - all such little bits of charm! So glad you loved the experience
  4. Logic Randomisers??

    Interesting! Sadly difficult for me to relate to how the methodology would work as I've barely ever played a fire emblem game - but its interesting to see the range of different games and genres they seem to be applied to and how they manifest! The Zelda ones seem pretty cool though I have only barely even tickled a scratch at the surface - what's your favourite titles from the series so far? I jumped in with the LttP cos it was a pretty easy thing to do(and given its an actual patch I'm really tempted to try and dig out my old GBAs and R4/M3 if it still exists and is working and load a few old schools on it to have as an on-the-go gaming ting away from usual screens etc.)
  5. I kinda agree(tho not been to a pub too much recently) - the blanket EVERYONE out at 10pm surely just concentrates peoples and crowds? Not sure what it's like for people locally genenerally but a pub tends to be much bussier at 21.30 than 23.30 if kickout is half hour after - besides which the last orders/doors around my ends can vary depending where you're at - surely encouraging everyone to go home on public transport(hope too many arent driving!) at the same time again encourages the virius' potential? Apparrently on top of that the 22.00hrs thing actually never had any basis in anything - govt set it arbitrarily. Again - how do you expect people to have faith in a govt. or rules that seem to be laid out without any real justifiable rationale?
  6. Glad we agree across the board. Do keep yourself behaving according to the measure you accord to others - that was the point we were actually making after all! Back to it tho - peoples thoughts on the Covid app? Are folks downloading it or not? I presume most of us here are fairly tech aware and whatnot so I'm curious how many are actually going to choose to engage, actively avoid, or remain indifferent?
  7. Yeah. Kinda hard to want to trust that the people telling us what to do are trustworthy and have our actual collective macro best interests at heart over their own individual micro selfish/egotistical ones isn't it?
  8. Technically a 'special adviser' btw not a govt official - but tbh the ideas of official and order seem to be getting blurred as is the point - resulting in chaos amongst those expected to follow the rules.
  9. Yep. A long way too. He also took a luxury trip to Barnard Castle(and some sources will even tell you he was up there signing secret deals with Roche - but who am I to consider the ethics of Big Pharma when they heal us all right?) and all sorts. Shady fellow imo; but I'll just chuck a top google result in for ye. Also btw...he DROVE to Barnard Castle to 'Test his eyesight'. He thought he may not be able to see properly so he got inside a vehicle with his wife and kids and drove them over there to 'test his eyesight'. Apparently opticians are a thing of the past; and whilst the mildest of medicines would advise you not to drive or operate heavy machinery - if you think you have poor eyesight the most sensible and rational thing to do is to load your family up into the car and go for a wee little drive in an area you don't even live. Then look at a castle. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/52828076
  10. Curiously on this note I've been wondering - how many people here have got/are getting the tracking app? What are you reasons for your choices if so if not or even if just indifferent?
  11. Nice post edit following my response to try and make yourself look better there Ronnie. I will sure be remembering to use the 'quote' function for you in future - interesting to see in this discussion you are of the 'dirty delete' brigade whilst also complaining elsewhere of cancel culture. But hey, you keep doing you. People here love it.
  12. You seem to still think it's about 'sticking fingers up to authority' - which does explain a lot. Have you considered it might be people just don't believe it to be as serious as it is made out, rather than actively rebelling, due to the fact the message is inconsistent? This world isn't quite as simple as you are to things, Ronnie. You always seem to enjoy ascribing wicked intents to people that do not neccessarily have to exist?
  13. Overwatch

    I quite like my Hammond and my peekaboo strats but sometimes I'm not sure if its me being too good or the game but y'all ever get so good at it you decide to shortcut the peekaboo and go full quantum breaking the time space continuum instead? Never ever seen the likes of it before in my life! I enjoyed how it slowly ramped into increasingly ridiculous chaos. Afterwards.
  14. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    I'd tried to follow it all even back when plasma was a thing too; but I just got lost. I've never been one to be big on the picture/graphics and tbh all the ms inout timeframes lags etcetc is just not me. I basicslly learnt...you want the black blacks to be blacker than black? If Samsung are still a decent top 5 contender as an average of their products I'll probably be basic enough to just stay brand loyal and jump in with them - I actually quite happen to like their TVs and interfaces as I've tended to see(tho again I'm still sitting here thinking I was super smart get a future-proofed 1080p over 720p tv! So maybe I should just got and sit down in my chair and leave all this to you young whippersnappers )
  15. Yes you can. But people won't because of it. That's probably the subtlety of Dog-amoto's point that you're missing - it is difficult to credibly impose rules upon people and expect them to follow them when you yourself do not abide by their spirit, you see?
  16. The Android Thread

    Here to show my absolute LACK of appreciate for Android and hackers helping root/custom ROM them(trying to freshen up an old galaxy tab). Had about 10-20 diff tutorials and this constantly sticking point - til finally found someone with the same problem as me - all the fucking tutorials don't always tell you the right buttons to press and they do different bloody things! I am gonna be so satisfied if I manage to actually get this working- already bricked once because I got overexcited and did the wrong thing too early now I'm on a whole other page flashing a whole other stock ROM! You'd think with computers so able and capable to do stuff at the clock of a button these days and connected to tinternets it could all just zip it through for you...-.-
  17. The Best Gaming Music Ever.

    Haha yeah the other night I ended up with just hours longs of remixes chilling in the backgrounded as I BoF2'd away 😁 I find it amazing to think about how theh composed brilliant beautiful complexity on audio chips with such limited channels and stuff. In fact I have come to ask - does anyone know of any good documentaries or vids either about legendary names such as Koji Kondo or the challenges and triumphs of making audio on video game chips/consoles in general? Maybe not too much homehacking stuff tho - stories of the past etc. I recall hearing apparently for cross-plat like say Street Fighter the SNES could render 'better' sound than the MegaDrive for example?
  18. Among Us (PC, Mobile)

    Should be good for me! We all on same timezones?
  19. Looks like it'll take off - thread here;
  20. Among Us (PC, Mobile)

    Saw your post in le mafia thread and got it downloaded on my phone. Up for it if/when we get a decent crew? Who's in?? When??
  21. The Trump Presidency...is Over

    Ha! I felt similar to the t-shirt when we decided to become 'international law breakers' the other week - I get quite political etc on facebook but my heart truly sits with the pillar of the judiciary and rule of law and ethics etc. Why is it that we seem to be moving into this weird age of erosion of the idea of rules-based orders into this age of flout the rules unaccountably? What has happened to all the checks and balances that are supposed to be in place? Why are these things occuring in the UK as well as the US and other countries globally to? This almost concerted looking effort to move to authoritarianism? The impeachment was fucked tbh. I read Mueller - its bang to rights imo. I didn't really get it at first(I watched Sondheim's testimony too) how....it was wasted?? I recall more recently Bolton did his book and his interviews with ABC or something - and he said he didnt or wouldnt testify in the impeachment hearings because the Dems were messing it up by overpoliticising it - and I have slowly come round to agree since. There are limits on certain aspects and areas of society(curiously this was rather echo'd in the UK's 'Russia Report') such as Intellgence services and how far they wished to go/felt their remit went. Our so called 'governors' on both your side of the pond and ours did not step up and do their duty. Nobody seems to have a backbone for traditional morality and principles anymore now and its really weird to even think how we managed to get to here.
  22. Nintendo Switch Online: SNES

    Cool! I'm still technically recovering from surgerytings and annoyingly the NHS grows shitter so ai have to go UCC tmw - I may be back at my folks for the eve/sat so hopefully keep you posted and maybe catch a bit on sat?
  23. The Trump Presidency...is Over

    Its really quite crazy stuff to see in our lifetimes imo - especially from the USA. You guys need to get your house jn order and be prepared for him absolutely fucking off democracy and not transitioning(dont make the mistakes of thinking Trump is bluffing anymore and you can call it) - my hopes for justice/democracy as traditionally seen prevailing soon die more and mlre day by day. I can't say Britian is doing much better mind and thats one big question/scenario I am going to be curious to see - the British(until recent lawbreaking ) are often considered for their democracy and eternal defense of it BUT; If Trump loses the vote and refuses to leave I am very very VERY curious to see how BoJo the Tories our geneeal governance etcetc. then decide to approach it - will they support abstain or object? Sadly the correct action is that last one but I genuinely am not sure this current govt/cabinet understand what the path of correct action actually is.
  24. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    oh aye my post was not at all serious. meant to echo the echo; but this geniunely happened once before in the Bargains thread or so where 3 prople basically posted about the same deal...all also available at Game and seemingly nobody checking each others links
  25. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Seriously does anyone have the link to the topic where this happened before with Wiis or Wii Us or something? It was in the bargain thread or so?? I swear @Cube knows but I never remember who else was there edit: got hopeful with a search but i only found my own 7 year old reference -.- https://forum.n-europe.com/topic/32240-wii-u-price-check/?do=findComment&comment=1507615