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Website and Forum / Can my posting history be purged?
« on: 28 May, 2014, 12:42:49 PM »
Thinking about the Spanish fella who recently won the right to have all crap about him expunged (or something), would it be technically possible for all of my old posts to be deleted?.

I want to carry on posting as Tiplodocus but just not have any history before say 2014.

This would raise the intelligence level of nearly every thread I participate in e.g.
Poster #1: Something witty and intelligent
Blank space where my old post would have been
Poster #1: Really? Do you have to say "Knob" at every opportunity?

It would also halve the size of Richmond's favourite thread.

So is it possible?

(I realise this will now cause some nosey parkers to go looking at everthing I ever posted. Yes, i was an embarrassing dick who has learnt from mistakes and the wise example of other posters here. No, really.)

Books & Comics / Tolkien's BEOWULF
« on: 28 March, 2014, 02:00:04 PM »

Thinking back, I really liked the film adaption from x years ago (uncanny valley and slowness of some movement aside). I thought it was full of wit*, adventure, sexiness, thrills and was a great way of bringing a classic text to life for a modern audience.

Tolkien and his archaic language and love of myth seems like a good match for this as well.

* Though I'm still not sure the hilarious penile obscurement during the main fight with Grendel was deliberately funny or not.

Off Topic / World famous - in a room
« on: 18 March, 2014, 01:06:42 PM »
I think I just saw comic writer Mark Millar strolling happilly down Sauchiehall Street.

I thought it must be nice to be world famous - but only in a room at a Con or to a select group of people.

(I know the flaw here is in assuming that the ratio of nutters to normal people among comic fans is the same as among the general public).

Help! / Anybody used Music Magpie?
« on: 10 March, 2014, 11:31:28 PM »
Having a bit of a declutter and have some DVDs to get shot of.

I could ebay them etc but that sounds like hardcwork and time. I think I would generally prefer to use something like MM if it is as easy as It sounds.

So is it? And is the drawback just that you get about a third of what you would if you did it yourself?

Megazine / back on-board
« on: 28 February, 2014, 12:34:45 PM »
Well, a combination of the birthday Cheap Thrills offer of Megs at £1-49 and being able to buy it on Clickwheel for £1-99 mean that I'm back on board with the Megazine now, albeit digitally.

I have around 24 issues to catch up on.

Zarjaz! Thanks Tharg, your munifecence is boundless.

Events / 2000AD Jock Squad Celebrate the 37th Birthday.
« on: 13 February, 2014, 06:16:31 PM »
Right, does anybody who isn't too busy shagging or drinking with proper mates fancy having a get together to talk about comics, in particular, 2000ad? 

You don't have to dress up like them Southern Softies seem to get off on.

As usual pile in with dates, venues and then excuses.

Events / Edinburgh boarders: Where to watch Hogmanay fireworks?
« on: 29 December, 2013, 10:43:51 AM »
Mrs Tips fancies coming through to Edinburgh to see the fireworks (all five minutes of them) at Hogmanay.

Needless to say we don't have tickets for the big bash but can anyone recommend a good vantage point to see the fireworks? We'll have Tiny Tips (actually now 13) with us so needs to be family friendly.

Really odd that there appears to be NOTHING on in the West. George Square shuts down at 10pm!

 (As if the fireworks I provide on a regular basis aren't good enough. Mind you, they normally don't last for five minutes).

Books & Comics / ADAMTINE by Hannah Berry
« on: 19 October, 2013, 05:20:44 PM »
I really enjoyed briefly chatting to the delightful Hannah Berry at the Glasgow Comic Con thing and also her marvellous BRITTEN AND BRULIGHTLY noirish detective tale with some outright bizarre elements.

So I picked up this slimmer more tightly focused horror tale as well. Gosh, it's good stuff - genuinely creepy and scary , packed full of claustrophobic atmosphere and pages that reward careful rescanni g. Horror, especially goreless horror, is very hard to do in comics but by golly she pulls it off with aplomb.

And I love her art style and pallette. Would be great to see something from her in the prog or meg.

Film Discussion / Hurrah! Dredd (2015) confirmed!
« on: 12 June, 2013, 06:22:47 PM »
I'll be watching it tonight at 2015.


Don't tell me you thought...?

Help! / High Quality icture of Daniel Craig in his budgie smugglers
« on: 22 April, 2013, 01:47:03 AM »
For reasons too complicated to go into (but it involves making some old age pensioners laugh), I need a high quality high res picture of Daniel Craig in his budgie smugglers. It needs to be full length so I can use blockposters to turn it into a life size cut out,

But dashed if I can find any decent pics on the web?

What's the best way to search for these sort of things?

Film & TV / Is there a thread about DOLLHOUSE?
« on: 14 January, 2013, 07:36:02 PM »
Or can someone teach me how to get a result from the site search function?


Help! / The Charity and Sponsor Me Thread
« on: 14 November, 2012, 10:47:37 PM »
Everybody here does a lot of good work for charity but doesn't like to talk about it so I thought I'd buck the trend.

As I'm not the sort of person that will ever run a marathon, I thought growing a 'tache for Movember might be just the thing for me to raise a bit of money and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer charities.

So here's a link to my Mospace page. 


Feel free to pop along and donate - remember to do the Gift Aid thing if you are a UK taxpayer OR alternatively, just pop along and laugh. Either is fine but remember, the more money I raise, te more manly I will feel and the more manly I feel, the more often I'll update the underware (sic) thread.

I think Noisybast is doing it as well and his 'tache looks *miles* better than mine so I won't be offended if you sponsor him instead of me.

Other Boarders, feel free to add your charity and sponsorship appeals below.

Games / WII U
« on: 07 November, 2012, 12:28:46 PM »
If you thought the Dredd promotion was bad, promotion for this must be worse.

3 weeks to console launch and I've yet to see a poster, TV advert or even display in a games shop window. 

Does it actually exist or is it just a brilliant practical joke being played on me by EDGE and NINTENDO OFFICIAL MAGAZINE?

Prog / Quick question: Any recent Prog and Meg material crossover?
« on: 16 September, 2012, 08:44:22 PM »
I'm doing my big digital catch up and am focusing on the Prog because, quite frankly, it's miles better than the Meg.  I'm also skipping the Nerve Centre because, quite frankly, my eyesight isn't up to it and I can't be arsed zooming in on the page.

So I just wanted to check that I'm OK just to read all the progs (right up to 1800) without referring to the Megs? There's nothing crossing over is there?


Help! / A Visual Basic sort of question?
« on: 16 September, 2012, 08:39:19 PM »
Long story made short:

It woudl be very cool if I could get my hands on a Visual Basic Run time control called Greentree Datatree. But to the best of my knowledge and searches, it's showing up as they've gone out of business and you can't download the control from the various shareware sites that were offering it for sale. (all theones I have tried take me to a dead Grentree link that offers me the domain name for sale)

So my moral compass says in this case, it might be OK to try and get a copy of the installable from some torrent site rather than through non-existent legit sources.  So which is best and safest?  And/or, is there another way to get my hands on a copy of the software).   

I don't have license keys but have managed (legitimately) to get my hands on an unlock code (whatever that is).

PS: Can you tell I used to be a mainframe developer and not a PC type fella>

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