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Commented 5 years ago2014-04-10 18:06:03 UTC in journal: #8360 Comment #58394
My two cents is that windows 8 / 8.1 so far has been much faster, much smoother and a generally more stable OS than previous windows versions. I can't remember the last time I used a single metro app but that hasn't changed my opinion of the OS at all.
Commented 5 years ago2014-03-26 19:08:18 UTC in journal: #8355 Comment #50992
Archie, that was before I had experienced univeristy nightlife. I'm used to it now, or so I thought.

I genuinely don't think this was a case of me just being drunk, because drunken me does not have the energy to run 5 miles and jump over people's fences. Drunk me collapses into a heap, as archie may also remember from september. I swear to god I got slipped an eccy or some shit
Commented 5 years ago2014-03-26 12:15:45 UTC in journal: #8355 Comment #50991
AJ - from what I remember, the night consisted of

Pint Snakebite made with carling & strongbow ( tasted like complete dick ), 2 litres of strongbow. This was over 2 hours so it wasn't that bad.
The minute I Walked into why not I must've had one shot of tequila, then I had two shots of tequila after that, two shots of sambucca after that, and then god knows how many until I ended up in the middle of nowhere
Commented 5 years ago2014-03-24 16:27:41 UTC in journal: #8354 Comment #67277
potatoes
Commented 5 years ago2014-03-05 21:44:34 UTC in journal: #8346 Comment #60076
L'appy berfday
Commented 5 years ago2014-03-05 20:46:25 UTC in journal: #8345 Comment #50978
@CT - you have no idea how many people have said. Flatmates, some old friends I bumped into at george square, even on facebook
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doesn't help that the hoodie I'm wearing in my pic is the exact same colour as Vaas' vest
Commented 5 years ago2014-03-05 18:31:08 UTC in journal: #8345 Comment #50977
On the contrary CT, everyone i've met said that if I lost the facial hair I'd look like a complete tosser.
I've cleaned it up a bit but I'm keeing it at my jaw line - a sort of chinstrap. Cause I was a bit of a late bloomer I can't grow that much hair ( I can, but it's patchy) outside of the jaw line so I thought I'd keep it clean until it grows out a bit more.
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compared to
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Commented 5 years ago2014-03-05 09:39:59 UTC in journal: #8345 Comment #50976
Girlfriend absolutely digs it, she kinda spurred it on.
And trust me, long hair does not suit me - for me anyway, the longer the hair, the younger I look.
bear in mind this is like 3 years old, but you get the point. it looks like a mop.
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Commented 5 years ago2014-03-04 23:42:03 UTC in journal: #8345 Comment #50975
It's also shocking how it can almost put years on your age- everyone's also commented how much older I look. Seems to be a thing with short hairstyles
Commented 5 years ago2014-02-26 21:49:24 UTC in journal: #8342 Comment #50968
That's the plan ghost129er! We just need to give the game a ( hefty amount of ) polish. The only issue is that the game is really only suitable for tablets due to their large screen.
I've already made changes such as changing the hud into a radial hud that follows the player, and added a few effects.
Commented 5 years ago2014-02-26 09:27:48 UTC in journal: #8341 Comment #62616
Happy birthday man!
alles Gute zum Geburtstag
Commented 5 years ago2014-02-18 15:16:13 UTC in journal: #8333 Comment #45921
The Punk IPA that brew dog do is actually really nice, love it's flavour. Quite beefy, got a lot of base.

As you can probably gather I'm relatively shit at describing tastes but it's certainly quite nice. Their little bars that they have ( nice wee one down Cowgate in Edinburgh) are lovely little places, have a nice atmosphere and look, and have little jokes wherever they can. They've got another beer similar to Vlad's called "Dead Pony Club". That kind of humor.
Commented 5 years ago2014-01-08 16:03:10 UTC in journal: #8323 Comment #50960
Bruce:
tl;dr - awesome gig, partially deaf afterwards, go see them

Moaby:
I recognized the names of Caspa and Jaguar Skills but not actually heard anything from them. After looking on facebook, they seem quite popular
Commented 5 years ago2013-12-15 20:09:28 UTC in journal: #8300 Comment #45866
personally I enjoy windows 8. I haven't used the app store once in the year and a bit I've had this computer. it also took me just under a year to figure out that you could turn off the computer by putting your cursor in the corner, rather than having to sign out of your account, and shutting the computer down from the lock screen.

8's pretty fast and seems to boot up ridiculously quickly, doesn't bring up many errors and therefore a pretty good OS imo
Commented 5 years ago2013-12-15 20:07:33 UTC in journal: #8301 Comment #65506
Pretty damn good dimbark. A-
Commented 5 years ago2013-10-26 15:02:50 UTC in news: Competition results have gone live! Comment #100227
wilkommen
Commented 5 years ago2013-10-21 13:58:35 UTC in journal: #8271 Comment #50952
It didn't happen during the lan, it was coming back from it. I was an idiot and didnt get a taxi, even though my flat is only a 5 minute walk from where the lan was held, it's a bitch to carry a massive monitor and a massive computer along with all the peripherals that far.

It's the heatsink, somehowit fell off. I have no idea how. I can't see any damage whatsoever done to the motherboard components so it should be fine in that sense. Some of the thermal paste is coming off the top of the CPU and just for safety i've removed the spillage using a card. None of the paste has got onto any contacts though. It's managed to get on top of some other heatsink on the motherboard though :/

It's not an AMD heatsink, I checked when I was buying it and it fits an intel processor fine.

I'm going to remove all thermal paste and reapply it because I want as much conduction as possible, if i jam it back on now I'm going to see much less heat dissipation.

I can't do anything about it until wednesday evening ( tonight i'm revising for a physics test and tomorrow my 'buddy'
is coming up.. No gaming until after that) which sucks ass
Commented 5 years ago2013-10-12 12:55:35 UTC in journal: #8265 Comment #50944
well the speel that our tutor was going on about is that Haskell is a functional language, that it's not object oriented. It's also lazy - ie intelligent, it can figure out a lot of things on its own - but an example of this is like zipping ( putting things from a list and another list together to make a list of pairs ) a small list with an infinite list. Any other language would have to compute the infinite list before zipping it to a small one, whereas haskell will only compute it to the point it needs to.

It's also apparently becoming more prelevant as haskell is very good with multi-core processors and parallel computing, so it's faster than other languages.

but it's also a bitch and nobody uses it
Commented 5 years ago2013-10-11 08:19:08 UTC in journal: #8265 Comment #50943
Learn You A Haskell is exactly what i'm reading, and with some thought I actually got to that.

the real issue was I had no idea how to do rotate, to which after some thinking I got

rotate :: Int -> [Char] -> [Char]
rotate a xs | a >= 1 && a <= (length xs) = (drop a xs) ++ (take a xs)
| a < 0 = error "the number is negative JUST LIKE YOUR OUTPUT ON LIFE"
| a > (length xs) = error "your rotation is too large LIKE YOUR MOTHER"
| otherwise = xs
to which I could do

makeKey :: Int -> [(Char, Char)]
makeKey rotateChar = zip ['A'..'Z'] (rotate rotateChar ['A'..'Z'])

there's some other stuff I can't do but I guess that's what these tutorial sessions are for.
Commented 5 years ago2013-10-06 15:33:36 UTC in journal: #8262 Comment #65476
Gi that lassie a good porkin' son
Commented 5 years ago2013-09-30 10:28:07 UTC in journal: #8258 Comment #43898
I had an idea for an RTS in which players have a set income to begin with ( random value ) and for each unit they kill, they receive how much it cost to create that unit. So basically your income is "bounties". Puts people off turtling as if they don't have some form of attack, they'll be overrun by a massive army and they've lost all chance of income.
Commented 5 years ago2013-09-23 14:07:15 UTC in journal: #8254 Comment #50921
Oh it was certainly a fun time. And stojke, I had plenty to drink before I even got onto the vodka.
God I am not photogenic in the slightest
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Commented 5 years ago2013-09-22 20:48:15 UTC in journal: #8254 Comment #50920
It's a city, I've been brought up in a small town where everything you do is whispered around the town in a matter of hours. Being able to walk in a city with the confidence that "nobody gives a fuck" is the best thing ever. I wore my vom trousers with pride.
Commented 5 years ago2013-09-22 18:52:19 UTC in journal: #8254 Comment #50919
Obviously it was a social gathering and not "TWHL nerdout 2013" - mapping and all that shit was not on the plate.

Number 2 is about some "gamer" girl that turned up with Archie's crew with a lambda tattoo on her wrist which initially had me going "are you being serious" but then it turns out she's a bit of a player / seeker. Nothing happened.

Number 3 is regarding my inability to realise when I've had one too many vodka / double vodka cokes. Felt ill within about 5 minutes and had to rush to the bathroom. Somehow, I throw up all over my trousers, rather than the toilet. And I had to get back to Edinburgh the day after, with no change of clothes at all. The sheer definiton of "walk of shame"
Commented 6 years ago2013-07-05 11:37:15 UTC in journal: #8191 Comment #62521
She's not interested, but she's trying to make it seem as if it wasn't your fault - she's trying to be nice about it. She obviously wants to be friends, but doesn't want you to invade her vaginal cavity just yet.
Commented 6 years ago2013-05-02 14:15:10 UTC in journal: #8161 Comment #65412
@CT : Calling me fat? It's very snug and I feel like i'm in a little cosy cave.
Commented 6 years ago2013-05-01 15:46:22 UTC in journal: #8161 Comment #65411
POST YOUR SETUPS! GO
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Commented 6 years ago2013-04-28 21:36:53 UTC in journal: #8159 Comment #58272
welp just got served right there by stojke
Commented 6 years ago2013-04-28 14:31:26 UTC in journal: #8159 Comment #58271
I'm doing advanced maths at my school.
I've felt like crying, a lot.
I managed to get 20% in my prelim and 36% in my post prelim .

first order and second order Differential equations, proofs ( by contradiction and shit ), binomial theorem and other shit genuinely make me want to break down and cry.

And Stojke, give me the answer to this then if you are so good at maths?
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Commented 6 years ago2013-03-16 21:41:35 UTC in journal: #8138 Comment #50903
It is cStriker.

If I wasn't accepted unconditionally I would've probably got something along the lines of having to achieve at least a C in both advanced higher maths & advanced higher physics.
Commented 6 years ago2013-01-31 23:46:22 UTC in journal: #8103 Comment #50894
Cheers skals, thanks for the insight :) Wasn't sure about what the fuck saas does anyway, this is just coming through from our "representatives". Honestly dude, thanks. I think she's doing better today, but i haven't heard any update on her stepdad.. wether he's offed himself of he's been caught. She doesn't care though , in her words " i'll be fine. everything will be fine. whether hes dead or alive."

christ
Commented 6 years ago2013-01-31 16:40:34 UTC in journal: #8103 Comment #50893
Well so far they can't really do that much now as they've only got my friend's words ( however I think the father now running away and threatening suicide reinforces this) - I haven't asked her if there have been any advancements today. Only until the police have gone through all this shit that the government can start helping them. She's 16 - since she's been in scotland she's entitled to free university ( SAAS Pays for tuition fees for all scottish students at scottish universities ) , it's really one of her main goals and from what it sounds like she's going to get the right grades to get in. It's just that it's more her family and friends to be honest. The damage has already been done to her, but her stepdad was the only source of income in the family. Her mother will have to quit university and get a job to support her younger brother and sister, and it'll be hard for her to support her bigger sister who goes to uni as well.

It's hard to think of solutions though, because it's a really pretty big involvement with the police on the phone half of the time. It's life changing shit, and nothing I can say will help to be honest. I'm not exactly the best quick thinker, I can have a laugh but i'm not an entirely optimistic person and I'm worried whatever I say could be taken wrongly and just make things significantly more shit..

I hope to god she's alright today.
Commented 6 years ago2013-01-30 23:19:15 UTC in journal: #8103 Comment #50892
How lovely. Her mother was initially widowed because for depression or something, her husband and my friend's father commit suicide. The issue is that now, her step-dad has gone missing and now he's messaging her bio mother threatening to commit suicide. That's going to fuck her up big time if he does...

I really should've stayed in better contact with her. Should I go and see her on the weekend or get her to come to me ( bear in mind she's 1 1/2 hours away )
Commented 6 years ago2013-01-30 21:31:24 UTC in journal: #8103 Comment #50891
Yeah... Great fun.
Commented 6 years ago2013-01-19 21:05:15 UTC in journal: #8090 Comment #61046
ACting is great fun, I do a tonne of amateur productions, but I still get grannies in the town coming up to me saying how wonderful I am. I hope you do non-course related acting though, honestly, it's so fun to do
Commented 6 years ago2013-01-10 22:20:05 UTC in journal: #8082 Comment #50884
Yeah it's quite dark, but it still provides a point. These guys are quite literally not affected by the crash in the slightest and the majority of the people taking this opportunity aren't even from Lockerbie. And they get to go to 'murrica and get shit-tonnes of money whilst they're at it. lucky buggers.

And.. thanks I guess stu? I fail to see what you can't gather from it. Here I'm merely showing my jealous because some twats down the road get to piss off to 'murrrica and I , 10 miles up, don't. My previous journal entry was about getting another unconditional offer from a university, yet still wanting to hold out until I hear back from Edinburgh university ( commonly known as the burgh ), and the one before was merely an extract from my shitey little life, and how doing such innapropriate and frankly offensive things such as going to midnight mass whilst drunk is just one segment of it.
Cryptic, not really. I'm just giving out little points of information rather than minute-by-minute accounts of something vaguely noteworthy happening.
Commented 6 years ago2013-01-07 15:45:23 UTC in journal: #8076 Comment #65335
Well that's nice
i'm sure it's suffice
but despite all these lyrics
which are obviously gimmicks
i'm quite happy
to hear this crappy
song of which dimbark has made.

mainly because of the singing. it's like watching britain's got talent
Commented 6 years ago2013-01-06 17:24:12 UTC in journal: #8076 Comment #65334
"apologising to everyone"
only apologies to urby, archie and CT

i think i may have cried inside
Commented 6 years ago2012-12-30 00:06:35 UTC in journal: #8074 Comment #65286
"anonymous" is a name given to any unpopular person who wants to be popular. Sure, you actually have some people who know how to code, but the majority of people being "anonymous" are just idiots who want to literally say they are part of anonymous
Commented 6 years ago2012-12-25 11:52:19 UTC in journal: #8066 Comment #50877
double toast
Commented 6 years ago2012-12-25 11:52:18 UTC in journal: #8066 Comment #50876
I'm going to assume you've never typed whilst severely inebriated, dimbark.
Also merry christmas to all at TWHL

apart from dimbark
because he's a fun sponge
Commented 6 years ago2012-12-21 23:20:56 UTC in journal: #8062 Comment #50872
Manchester isn't THAT much of a shithole, quite like it there
Commented 6 years ago2012-12-14 22:39:57 UTC in journal: #8053 Comment #49423
You can't ban guns because they are already everywhere. As much as I believe it was a fucking atrocious idea to put in place to begin with ( because they were paranoid THE EMPIRE ( me ) would invade again ), they've now let it congregate into a shitheap of murder and accidental shootings.
Commented 6 years ago2012-12-13 21:34:48 UTC in journal: #8050 Comment #50867
@Urby : Duh, no , Computational Physicist! I ain't bothered with people bodies. It's quite broad, it gives you a basic physics degree as well as essentially a simulation degree. Anything that involves massive calculations or simulations , I'll be the man to go to. Basically, the kind of person they need at CERN.
Commented 6 years ago2012-10-15 07:41:24 UTC in journal: #7995 Comment #65234
well that was pretty dim, dimbark.
Commented 6 years ago2012-10-08 14:21:01 UTC in vault item: DM_Cybrain & TDM_Cybrain Comment #20133
if you did this in 4 hours, it's either incredibly unoptimized, filled with errors or you are the god of GS mapping.
Commented 6 years ago2012-08-29 17:32:06 UTC in journal: #7953 Comment #60009
Awesome :D
Commented 6 years ago2012-08-13 09:11:53 UTC in journal: #7933 Comment #45698
But it's no actual fae blue, but
Commented 6 years ago2012-08-12 15:05:36 UTC in journal: #7933 Comment #45697
I hope to god he does another series.
Commented 6 years ago2012-08-12 14:32:50 UTC in journal: #7933 Comment #45696
But it's just a card.. it's no actual fae blue