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Forum: Programming 10-04-2005, 04:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,107
Posted By Mardi-Gras
I'd have to go for Java, for the reason of...

I'd have to go for Java, for the reason of automatic garbage collection, which, as Aaberg mentioned, C++ doesn't cater for outside a runtime engine. On the downside, Java aint supporting...
Forum: Gaming Zone 24-02-2005, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,596
Posted By Mardi-Gras
Celtic Legends. Strategy game. Real nice. ...

Celtic Legends. Strategy game. Real nice. Looking for Celtic Legends was what brought me to this site. (Didn't find it, but it was so nice here, I decided to stay).

And Wing Commander, o' course.
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 22-02-2005, 04:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,066
Posted By Mardi-Gras
Mervyn Peake - but I have to say that, my...

Mervyn Peake - but I have to say that, my Doctorate was on Peake - and for modern writers, Clive Barker and Iain Banks.

Not sure about an earlier comment about Tolkein being the first to write "true...
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 17-02-2005, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,025
Posted By Mardi-Gras
Hmm. It occurs to me you might've gotten on...

Hmm. It occurs to me you might've gotten on better with the nasty guide if your pass had been maybe attached to the lapel of your shirt. Because it can be quite disconcerting when you're a guide...
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 17-02-2005, 03:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,025
Posted By Mardi-Gras
I want to concentrate on the visor, but I can't...

I want to concentrate on the visor, but I can't seem to get past the "PASS" tag stapled to your groin. It's a powerful image.
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 17-02-2005, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,025
Posted By Mardi-Gras
It's not about anger. It's about head-crushing. ...

It's not about anger. It's about head-crushing. Which in turn is about manic James-Bond-bad-guy laughter. (Y'know: BWAH-HAH-HAH-HAH! That kind of thing. And he looks to me like he may well be...
Forum: Gaming Zone 17-02-2005, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,985
Posted By Mardi-Gras
Might've been, but I seem to recall the game...

Might've been, but I seem to recall the game preceding the series "The New Statesman" by quite a few years. Maybe the game inspired the series? Or perhaps it was a happy coincidence. (Or...
Forum: Gaming Zone 17-02-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,985
Posted By Mardi-Gras
The game was, if memory serves, based on a Rik...

The game was, if memory serves, based on a Rik Mayal character (the lad from 'Bottom', 'The Young Ones' and various other comedies). I think it may also have been a book. I remember the game...
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 17-02-2005, 03:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,025
Posted By Mardi-Gras
"I'm crushing your head..."

"I'm crushing your head..."
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 16-02-2005, 01:59 PM
Replies: 50
Poll: Coffee!
Views: 3,970
Posted By Mardi-Gras
My next evolutionary step is to become a...

My next evolutionary step is to become a filter-feeder - cut out the middle man.
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 16-02-2005, 01:15 PM
Replies: 50
Poll: Coffee!
Views: 3,970
Posted By Mardi-Gras
Yeah, diet's a huge factor. Has to be said,...

Yeah, diet's a huge factor. Has to be said, though, he replaced smoking with more alcohol. Which isn't the best idea. Though I shouldn't make light of his achievement in giving up - I've tried,...
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 16-02-2005, 01:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,607
Posted By Mardi-Gras
I checked, and nowhere in Hard Times does Mr...

I checked, and nowhere in Hard Times does Mr Dickens say: "And the fact is, Mozilla Firefox is an helluva browser".

However, in my Penguin classics edition of Oliver Twist, on page 64, I found...
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 16-02-2005, 12:57 PM
Replies: 50
Poll: Coffee!
Views: 3,970
Posted By Mardi-Gras
Sure, coffee might not be good for you in certain...

Sure, coffee might not be good for you in certain respects, but without it, I cease to function. Besides, there's a quality of life issue too - I could cease every activity that might be branded as...
Forum: Games Discussion 15-02-2005, 09:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 23,418
Posted By Mardi-Gras
There's very little difference between versions...

There's very little difference between versions of Bubble Bobble - I have the Spectrum version - which I and a friend played 2 player religiously, crouched over the same rubber keyboard. It was a...
Forum: Gaming Zone 15-02-2005, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,912
Posted By Mardi-Gras
JJXB: using a cat as a shotgun silencer!?! And...

JJXB: using a cat as a shotgun silencer!?! And they pulled Manhunt off the shelves... :help:
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 14-02-2005, 09:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,732
Posted By Mardi-Gras
Oh right... I see what you mean. I really got...

Oh right... I see what you mean. I really got to stop taking things literally.

I feel kinda stupid now.

Um...

Think i'll just sit very still and quiet and hope no-one notices me. :whistle:
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 14-02-2005, 08:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,607
Posted By Mardi-Gras
I bow to the irrefutable logic of your...

I bow to the irrefutable logic of your argument.

(Unless of course, you use IE - in which case your games'll be slower than when they were originally released.) :D
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 14-02-2005, 08:35 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,732
Posted By Mardi-Gras
Yeah, I agree with you. At the same time, I'm...

Yeah, I agree with you. At the same time, I'm not sure I understand the "be proud of what you are" logic. I can't say I'm proud to be straight, anymore than I'm proud to have blue eyes, or proud to...
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 14-02-2005, 08:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,732
Posted By Mardi-Gras
Well, I'm straight, but frankly, if someone can...

Well, I'm straight, but frankly, if someone can find a relationship with another that satisfies both, then it's all good. I'm not sure if issues of sexuality mellow with age, but I'm thirty,...
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 14-02-2005, 07:55 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,626
Posted By Mardi-Gras
What's LimeWire, FreeFreddy? How nosey am I? ...

What's LimeWire, FreeFreddy?

How nosey am I? :ph34r:
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 14-02-2005, 07:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,607
Posted By Mardi-Gras
Any one else find it ironic that the debate here...

Any one else find it ironic that the debate here is geared around the speed and efficiency of a given browser on a site that is dedicated to games of a by-gone age? :blink:

Just wondering...
Forum: Music, Art, Movies 14-02-2005, 01:28 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,673
Posted By Mardi-Gras
Photo of a friend of mine. She has the world's...

Photo of a friend of mine. She has the world's biggest cat.
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 14-02-2005, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,708
Posted By Mardi-Gras
I'm liking the Terminator versus Dracula idea. ...

I'm liking the Terminator versus Dracula idea. Conceptually, very sound. :D

And it'd cetainly be more enjoyable than the most recent Terminator movie. The priest-Terminator idea would be just...
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 13-02-2005, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,708
Posted By Mardi-Gras
Thumbs up I just saw an advert for a spoof all-singing,...

I just saw an advert for a spoof all-singing, all-dancing kung-fu movie. It says it combines "...the musical genius of 'Enter the Dragon' with the martial arts action of 'The Rocky Horror Picture...
Forum: Tech Corner 13-02-2005, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mardi-Gras
I've used up all the vowels on my keyboard. ...

I've used up all the vowels on my keyboard. Don'tcha hate it when that happens? :help:
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