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Messages - Pyroxian

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Prog / Re: prog 2182: So long and geek out
« on: 18 May, 2020, 06:02:23 PM »
theres a future shock....i skipped it

I actually enjoyed this one.

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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 09 May, 2020, 06:37:31 PM »
Mrs IP just received a string of frankly terrifying texts, including a demand to isolate in the home AND from everyone else in the house. We have no idea what the reason is — that is not provided. Also, if she’s so at risk, why the fuck did it take until now to be told? Argh. (And, yes, these are genuine NHS messages.)

My (very healthy) sister got that the other weekend - when she phoned up on the Monday to check, she was told it was a mistake and that she should ignore the messages.

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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 12 March, 2020, 02:10:36 PM »
Sounds like Ireland's doing the sensible thing to reduce transmissions and let the virus die out, as opposed to the UK which is basically just 'Carry On, Nothing's Wrong' (Which is still better than the US's response...)

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« on: 03 March, 2020, 10:34:37 AM »
Except it doesnt work as an explanation at all... the Doctor's mind had been wiped, so he wouldnt remeber these Doctors... but if he did, why didn't it spark him to remember the past lives and investigate them at teh time? Fan service, but raising more questions than it superficially answers

Given that the Doctor nearly died in that scene and had to be revived using the Elixir of Life, it could be reasonable to assume that his brain didn't remember such a traumatic event (esp. if it had previously been subjected to tampering).

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 21 February, 2020, 12:34:40 PM »
As for use and abuse of data, one of the pushes in Maths is to cover the ways in which graphs and statistics can be misleading alongside interpretation.  There is quite a bit now in the GCSE around what graphs can and can't tell you for instance but a lot of that work has already started much earlier.  The same goes with probability.

The RI Christmas Lectures covered a lot of that this year: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/2019/secrets-and-lies

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Prog / Re: Prog 2162 : The gift of Thrill Power!
« on: 16 December, 2019, 05:05:14 PM »
“Hi! My name’s Gordon Rennie, and I like screwing with collectors of 2000 AD trade paperbacks, by entertainingly hurling a single-episode epilogue out there after the final trade of a series is on sale!”

*sobs*

Unless of course it's a prologue for a new story...

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Off Topic / Re: The Progmuda Triangle
« on: 11 December, 2019, 06:26:51 PM »
My prog arrived on Monday, and the pin arrived yesterday :)

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Film & TV / Re: HBO Watchmen
« on: 03 December, 2019, 03:21:29 PM »
Okay, I'll bite, how can we see this? for those of us who dont do HBO?

I'm watching it through Now TV

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 November, 2019, 02:11:42 PM »
In election news, Labour is going to put Yer Dad on Twitter, which as long term plans go is up there with that guy in Jurassic World who told scientists to make a dinosaur that can turn invisible and use machine guns.

I'm holding out - I reckon we can get Labour to throw in a free PS4 and a puppy if we keep threatening to vote Conservative.

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General / Re: How do you read yours?
« on: 13 November, 2019, 04:37:46 PM »
I just laze in bed on Saturday morning until the letterbox goes, then grab the prog, make a cup of coffee and go back to bed and read it :)

Unless the prog doesn't arrive, in which case it's just not worth getting out of bed anyway...

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Whoops, looks like something went wrong.

...is what I get from the shop. I'm only interested in five out of the bundle, might just have to buy from a real shop  :o

I wonder if Rebellion will get them into Asda etc?

It did seem to be down earlier, but appears to be working for me now.

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Film & TV / Re: Swamp Thing cancelled
« on: 08 October, 2019, 02:01:58 PM »
Titans was on Netflix

I think S2 is coming when it finishes airing in the states

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General / Re: How many Judges are there?
« on: 29 August, 2019, 02:05:39 PM »

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Prog / Re: 2000 AD in Stages
« on: 24 July, 2019, 02:26:44 PM »
1995 - 1999 - WTF are they doing???

1995-1999 is the embarrasing teenage years that we'd all rather forget...

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