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General / Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« on: 12 October, 2020, 10:42:10 PM »
Lots of dodgy nomenclature inside yer average computer: floppy drive, hard drive, RAM etc. They all get plugged into the motherboard. Oedipus alert!

You probably all know that 8 bits makes a byte (and that 1024 bytes makes a kilobyte). Less well known is that 4 bits makes a nibble. True.

Being from the 48k Spectrum generation, I did indeed know that...  it was called a 'nybble' in my programming book though.

Sumo Chanted Evening

I don't remember that one, but that's a belter of a name.

General / Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« on: 12 October, 2020, 09:41:43 PM »
Floppy Dick was an early associate of SinDex. For younger readers (are there any?) that references floppy discs, a data storage device.

Feck, I never even copped that.  I always assumed it was a c  k joke.

General / Re: UMDT - BONUS Round Johnny Alpha vs Joe Dredd
« on: 12 October, 2020, 08:44:40 AM »
Dredd all the way.

General / Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« on: 11 October, 2020, 01:10:59 PM »
I've just this minute discovered that what I thought Demi Octavo meant (a type of musical symbol) was completely wrong. Demy Octavo is a paper size used in the printing industry, it seems,but sheet music often uses this size.

Don't think Billi Octavo means anything but I'm preparing myself to be schooled by someone intelligenter.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 11 October, 2020, 01:02:04 PM »
Thoughts are with you and yours, TB. Dark times.

Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 10 October, 2020, 10:54:54 PM »
"David Baddiel blackface"

If Baddiel is arguing that antisemitism is equivalent to other forms of racism, then that's a new development, because his arguing that antisemitism was the worst in a hierarchy of racisms and more deserving of attention than anti-black racism is what prompted the tide of "Is this U?" social media responses citing his blackface routine in the first place.

That may have been what he was saying alright. 

General / Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« on: 10 October, 2020, 10:16:17 PM »

Bronski Hammer = Bronski Beat?


And Death Shall Have No Dumb Minions was a pretty good story title too.  Less clever but funnier was In Plain Shite.

Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 10 October, 2020, 10:13:59 PM »
By the way, can anyone fill me in as to how David Baddiel fits in to the racism thing?  Not denying it or anything; I just wasn't aware.  Seems very odd to me too, as I recently heard a very long interview with him where he mainly argued that antisemitism should be treated as seriously as other forms of racism.  (He's right, of course, but the notion that he's been complicit in those other types of racism is news to me.)

Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 10 October, 2020, 08:21:20 PM »
The Boys is really good this week.


Actually, yeah, it is good, isn't it?

Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 10 October, 2020, 01:42:04 PM »
it seems to be acceptable to post 'all men are trash’
The problem is that this kind of phrase very often tends to be used and amplified by white men. The attempt is to weaponise such phrases and normalise the claim that raging feminists hate all men and think all men are awful. Feminism at its core is literally about equality.

I have to admit, I had a girlfriend in my younger days whose feminism went as far as saying women were superior to men - 'they have a lot more to offer', in her words.  This kind of thing again just got my hackles up and made me point out the likes of Thatcher and Queen Victoria, who weren't exactly paragons of social justice.  But I suppose hers was an understandable reaction to centuries of being marginalised, even if I didn't agree.  Which, of course, doesn't mean I don't agree with absolute equality between men and women.  (She also believed that anyone who looks at porn 'despises' women - that's pretty much every man I know, and quite a few women too.)

I did see a lot of 'if you vote Leave you're a c**t' stuff leading up to the vote.  That's just not helpful

Fair point.  Look where the 'basket of deplorables' comment got us.

General / Sinister Dexter puns
« on: 10 October, 2020, 01:13:46 PM »
Normally I hate puns as much as the next Earthlet, but the ones in SinDex are always a treat.  Rex Monday, for example.  Demi Octavo.  The lapdancing club called Straddle Various.  The fact-totem, which I only copped a year or two ago.  Rod and his Staff.  The Um Louts (I went to work in Germany the week after they were introduced and soon got the joke.) My favourite of all, the Hot Pot and News on the Square.  Genius!

It genuinely concerns me that I've probably missed loads of them.  I know a Tannenbaum is a Christmas tree, but I don't know if or how 'Moses' fits in.  Does Tracey Weld have any kind of double meaning?  Missy Solemnis?  Bronski Hammer?

Prog / Re: Prog 2202 - The Bite Stuff
« on: 10 October, 2020, 12:18:41 PM »

A thought - is the concept of the 'one and done' strip dead? Pretty much every new strip I can remember over the last few years has promised (and usually delivered) a book II.

Well, there was Ulysses Sweet, if you count that as one and done.

Ah. Fair point. I'd forgotten about the other, Grant Morrison, multi-part series.

Two Future Shocks and two multi-part series? Er... I can't say I would!

Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 10 October, 2020, 12:26:53 AM »
Who decided social justice was a bad thing anyway?  Genuinely curious.  Is social INjustice considered something worth preserving?

General / Re: UNDT FINAL!!!: Johnny Alpha vs Torquemada
« on: 10 October, 2020, 12:04:01 AM »
A disappointing but inevitable result. I dared to dream that 2000AD readers - frequent scorners of the goodie-goodie ways of US superchaps - might be a little more original in their thinking, but no, they wanted a hero to win.

It's fairly telling that 2000ad's version of the goodie-goodie hero kills people for money, and once tricked an enemy into mistakenly think he'd survived an assassination attempt purely to prolong his suffering before actually killing him.

That said, I voted Torquemada too.  Oy-Boys - stand back and stand by. 

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