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  1. ayase

    The General Conversation Area

    Thought for the day whilst attempting to clean a picture frame: Why is stuff explicitly labelled “glass cleaner” the single worst thing in the world for actually cleaning glass? That someone has failed to invent a dedicated glass cleaning product that actually cleans glass without leaving it...
  2. ayase

    If you need to watch something funny..

    In the course of events, I’ve found myself going through some things I hadn’t seen in a while, and I found this Peanuts strip which was cut out and sent to me by someone who clearly knew me too well. This used to be pinned to the wall behind my desk. It’s going back up there. Lucy best girl.
  3. ayase

    General Politics Thread

    Social policy has never been a big deal to me as personally I don’t think it’s something the government should be legislating for at all, as in just let people be. It shouldn’t matter whether people are are a different race, gender or sexuality they should all be treated the same, which to me...
  4. ayase

    General Politics Thread

    Well, you were right there, although I note almost 40% of eligible Italians didn’t even bother to vote, which says a lot about people’s faith in democracy. At least the Italians seem willing to try something different (several times now) rather than flipping between red and blue flavour neolibs...
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    Quote of the day!!

    I knew this thread existed. From the man who brought you the classic (now largely ignored) “Actions speak louder than words” comes probably the single most apt quote for our times: “A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying...
  6. ayase

    General Politics Thread

    So at a time when the poorest people in society are paying out most of their incomes on rent and energy costs, Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng’s plan is to make it harder for workers to fight for better pay, harder for people to claim Universal Credit, and put the country even further into debt to...
  7. ayase

    The General Conversation Area

    I bought a second hand RTX 3090 a couple of days after the crypto crash just about halved the price of them overnight. No regrets. Didn't think I'd see a better chance to upgrade, was definitely necessary to keep my frame rates up at 4k and will keep me going for a while, I imagine.
  8. ayase

    Anime at the cinema

    At the same time, it’s nice to see them catering to a British audience.
  9. ayase

    What did you RECEIVE today? PHOTOS EDITION!

    As long as you're still in possession of your most recently issued passport (regardless of whether it's still valid or not) the process is massively simplified. You don't really need anything other than the old passport and new photos (well, and to be aware of who you are and where you live) and...
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    What did you RECEIVE today? PHOTOS EDITION!

    Preaching to the choir there. That’s been a consistent complaint of mine for what, about fourteen years now? And apparently no-one responsible for cover design has yet seen fit to employ something like say, a template that keeps things like company logos and BBFC ratings the same size and in the...
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    What Games Are You Playing?

    25 hours in and while I am incredibly impressed with the depth of this game, I have encountered a particular issue which is really bugging me. Perhaps I've just been getting terrible rolls, but I'm now at a point in the game where I need to pass several "white" checks I've already failed once...
  12. ayase

    The General Conversation Area

    All credit to Lizzie, I think having to get out of your sick bed to meet Liz Truss might have finished anyone off. RIPIP, she was after all a human being, as least as far as we know. Very end of an era stuff though, eh? I'm thinking about all the everyday things like stamps, coins, banknotes...
  13. ayase

    Anime at the cinema

    To be replaced with more appropriate screenings of Code Geass. All Hail Britannia.
  14. ayase

    Solar things

    That is quite the comprehensive guide @Lordhippos! I would add though that, with a few caveats, it is possible to do it cheaper and go entirely off-grid. I say this because my dad has done it, and I was fairly involved with the whole process. Caveat No. 1: You need plenty of sunlight, probably...
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    What Games Are You Playing?

    Sadly you've missed the sale by a few hours, but it's £6.99 regular price on Steam anyway now that I notice. An upcoming Penumbra game? You've got me stumped there. Even searching doesn't find anything unless you mean this, which unfortunately isn't connected to Frictional's Penumbra games, as...
  16. ayase

    The General Conversation Area

    I mean, she’s a duplicitous flip-flopper constantly having to justify her support of a ruthless toff-run Tory government while at the same time trying to distance herself from them, are we sure she isn’t still a Lib Dem?
  17. ayase

    What Games Are You Playing?

    I thought I’d been playing Disco Elysium for about 6 hours. It had been 11. This game is certainly something. I picked it up in a sale a while back and never got around to starting it, but it felt like time for something new and different and on that front it’s certainly delivering. It feels...
  18. ayase

    What Games Are You Playing?

    It's interesting, it's certainly very sad to watch
  19. ayase

    What Games Are You Playing?

    Well if you have any kind of PC (it's not at all demanding in hardware terms), the entirety of Penumbra is currently £1.69 on GOG. Looks like the Amnesias are going cheap on there as well. Edit: Just noticed The Town of Light is also £2.09, and LKA's second game Martha is Dead is discounted as...
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    What Games Are You Playing?

    I have not, I'm not sure quite what it was that put me off Flowers of Evil - Potentially the rotoscoping, possibly the fact I find it easier to identify with mental patients than high-schoolers. But in anime & manga terms, the works of Yoshihiro Tatsumi and From the New World definitely made me...
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