* Posts by mrjobby

17 publicly visible posts • joined 27 Nov 2013

Guardian: 'Oil reserves will soon be worth NOTHING!' (A bit like their stock tips, really)


Re: Oh look...

"I thought being warm wasn't going to be the problem?"

That brightened up my otherwise quiet afternoon!

What gets the internet REALLY excited? Kittens? No. EXPLODING Kittens


Re: 14nd place?

With what they call 'Minis' nowadays, you can probably get a hell of a lot of Sumo wrestlers in one of them!

Not like in the old days when Minis were Minis and all this were nowt but fields!

Hipsters ahoy! Top Ten BOARD games for festive family fun

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Nice to see board games mentioned here, it's a shame that the majority of them seemed to be dungeon crawlers/tactical warfare kind. You missed out the worker placement games; the card drafting games; the deck builders; etc. etc.

As others have mentioned, head over to boardgamegeek.com to have your eyes truly opened as to what is out there!

Oh, and being a massive board gamer I resent being labelled a 'hipster'. :-P

Why the chemistry between Hollywood, physics and maths is so hot right now


Re: No surprise, really.

"...and one saying that scientists are covering up mermaids."

I should hope they are covering up mermaids - those saucy lasses have always got their baps hanging out. No wonder they are such a danger to sailors!

My coat? Yes, it would be the bright yellow oilskin.

Go festive this year with Christmas carols, baby Jesus and CLITORAL STIMULATORS


"Leverage" ...

Is a marketing meme which should have been forgotten before it was invented.

It's not a verb.


Apple Fanbois (and girls) already lining up for NEW iPHONE


Re: Why?

"While waiting, the Rays are promoting an app from VideoMedicine that allows patients to Skype with doctors."

Isn't that, er... Skype?

Sneaker-maker Reebok cooks up performance-enhancing BACON


Re: Bacon is a vitamin [tm]

"I know lots of folks who like jerky."

They're mostly teenage boys, aren't they?

Oh sorry - jerk-y.

MYSTERIOUS Siberia CRATER: ALIENS or METEOR not involved, officials insist

Paris Hilton

Re: Giant Gofers

"hypersonic penetrator" - fnarr!

New Star Wars movie plot details leak, violate common sense and laws of physics


Re: Please let this not be true...

I thought you meant Captain Jack Sparrow. That would've been an awesome crossing of genres! :)

Game of Thrones written on brutal medieval word processor and OS


Re: "Windows is coming"

Almost right. When GRRM started ASOIF he was churning out the books at a reasonable rate: 2.5 years 'tixt books 1 and 2, then 1.5 years between books 2 and 3. Then I think his concentration must have wandered a bit, though, as between books 3 and 4 it took him 5 years, then six years to write the last one.

Your points do stand, though. He's certainly no spring chicken, nor particularly athletic. As for the TV series: I nearly stopped watching after S4 E5 because of the fluff they made out of Jon's and Bran's stories. :(

Windows XP is finally DEAD, right? Er, not quite. Here's what to do if you're stuck with it


Re: How to avoid getting soaked in a storm

Really don't know what you're driving at with this but surely if both tress have been in the storm for roughly the same time then they will both get wet through at roughly the same time? Therefore you'd be walking out from under one dripping tree just to stand under another.

Doesn't sound like you're avoiding getting soaked!

Google patents ROBO-TAXIS to ferry punters into advertiser's shops, restaurants, etc for free


Re: Patents

"Google, you're loosing me."

As in letting you run out into the wilds?

Mystery 'doughnut' materializes in front of Mars rover: 'OH MY GOD! It wasn't there before!'

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... indefatigable ...

Awesome (if subtle) War of the Worlds reference!

Dun, dun-daaah!

My name is Dabbsy and I am an EMAILOHOLIC


Re: Why does everyone have so many

Same as you: one personal and one work. The work I use for work and the personal one I hardly ever use 'cos I don't like emailing people (or phoning them, or communicating in general).

Boffins devise world's HARDEST tongue-twister


Re: Quite agree

I'm so glad that it isn't just me who a) doesn't find it difficult and b) doesn't understand what the smeg it's supposed to mean!

VIOLENT video games make KIDS SMARTER – more violent the BETTER

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Re: Question:@mrjobby

Lol! Awesome!

Actually I have been there and done that in my good ol' Unreal Tournament days. I decided it cost too much to keep up with the Jones's.

Actually got a wave of nostalgia reading your post, though! Upvote from me! :)


Re: Question:@ForthisisNotDead

"But the decline of board games and the rise of computer games ..."

I know this isn't the best forum to argue about this, but I'm going to... :)

Interest in board games is definitely on the rise. Board gamers now have dedicated YouTube programs including Table Top (hosted by Wil Wheaton!) and Board with Life. Also, the UK Games Expo (predominantly board games, but also some roleplaying) had to move premises this year as the attendance numbers were to high for their previous venue!

I much prefer board games to video games. They cost about the same and I don't need to upgrade my PC when new ones come out!

Oh, and if you think board games are just Monopoly, Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit then you are sorely mistaken! :)

You are quite right that people shouldn't let their children play age inappropriate games. People who do that and then moan that kids are badly affected by video games are just stupid.