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 Author Thread: Change Machines at supermarkets
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 3 (view)
 
Change Machines at supermarkets
Posted: 9/18/2010 10:00:29 AM
I once had over £300 worth of loose change sitiing in pots, littering my desk and just generally cluttering up the place, me and my then girlfriend counted £20 in silver on my desk alone.. we bagged it and headed to the local supermarket and changed it all up.

Definately worth the percentage taken for the ease of just dumping the lot in a tray and have it count it for you.

Thanks for the reminder.. I'm gonna gather up my latest haul and put it towards my birthday prezzie in Nov
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 5 (view)
 
subjecting others to your music on a public bus
Posted: 8/23/2010 2:12:50 AM
It annoys me too.. if you're brave enough, just loudly proclaim that "it's childrens music", or that your 11 year old daughter likes this.

I've often had the urge to unplug someones headphones and plug them into my player.. and since we share similar tastes in music.. you understand what I mean. A bit of Misery Index or Goreinhaled would do the trick nicely

My neighbours are generally very quiet.. they know that I'll just crank mine up.

In all seriousness, there's little you can do if you don't look like a thug who'll stand up and have a polite word in their ear. Either move or plug your own headphones in, but I would also complain to the driver.

Failing that.. a stiletto through the devices screen is also a sure sign that it's pi**ing you off.

[edit]
Ohhh.. a non-agressive approach? Then politely ask him to behave himself.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 2 (view)
 
Has Internet Dating created more barriers?
Posted: 8/22/2010 7:16:07 AM
Simply put; Not in my experience.

I hardly use the forums.. hardly surprising when people put up something worth discussing and then some superior moderator being decides it flaunts one or several of a thousand rules. I run a forum, I know how they operate.

Back to the rest of the site, I have met a few people online both here and on another site. For all the pay sites are worth, I found no success with them and a shed load of scammers.
The people I have met were comfortable enough with me to offer me a number or access to another way of communication, Facebook for example.

We were comfortable enough with the conversations that we then decide to meet, there is no predefined time scale, there isn't any pressure. We just be ourselves with no charade and no pretence.

If people come to these sites and expect a date to knock on their inbox with no effort in return or some kind of idea that it's easy.. it isn’t any easier than in the “real” world. I guess some people are players. Some people aren’t interested and some people I suspect love nothing more than to count the number of messages in their inbox every day only to ignore them all.
I’ve met some really nice genuine people on here. For whatever reasons we found we weren’t compatible or the distance too far.

You can analyse the forums and statistics all day long. You won’t get any results any quicker.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 4 (view)
 
Pictures age difference
Posted: 8/15/2010 9:18:29 AM
I can't speak for anyone else, but all my pictures were taken this year. I've had more pictures taken of me this year than ever before.. I blame the flickr nerds from work ;]

I was pleasantly surprised by one person I met on PoF.. she had a great smile in every picture, but she looked nicer in person. Then again, I had the opposite when I met someone else.. Blegh!
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 68 (view)
 
why do men call us women birds?
Posted: 8/14/2010 2:53:27 AM
one of my exes always referred to herself and othe women as "birds".
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 56 (view)
 
tv licence
Posted: 7/31/2010 11:48:40 AM
Never had one.. don't even know what one looks like. I have a TV.. I never watch it.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 9 (view)
 
Economical with the truth
Posted: 7/31/2010 11:20:10 AM
Never fibbed about my income. I set the lowest option and put a line about it in my profile.. as I agree, financial indicators are none of this sites business, or anybody elses for that matter. They'll find out when I choose to reveal such info.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 8 (view)
 
Economical with the truth
Posted: 7/31/2010 10:34:33 AM
I have to say.. Everything on my profile is true. I'm totally honest when I meet someone, my friends trust me because I'm blunt and honest.

Your lies will be found out eventually.. And nobody really cares about the stories people tell in order to make themselves seem more important or interesting than what they really are.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 14 (view)
 
So, i've been thinking.....
Posted: 6/23/2010 6:58:27 PM
I've had several girls message me, but they're either too far or I'm not interested. 99.9% have ignored my messages. I've met one person on here, we really liked each other, got on well, chatted all day every day.. alas the 75 miles between us was the deal breaker.

I live in a large town, I see girls looking but don't respond. I think the ratio of real/fake profiles is much lower here than many other sites but I don't know why there's no response. It's quite sad really. You put effort in to messages and get ignored.

The idea of finding a partner online is sound, the reality is somewhat harsh.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 2 (view)
 
New user photos on the shift?
Posted: 4/24/2010 1:22:02 PM
Most domains have a test site for this sort of thing. It's generally considered a no no to keep changing things on a live site.. it pisses the users off. They get used to things being in certain places. Often there's an announcement before large changes are implemented.. just sayin'.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 8 (view)
 
Would musical taste put you off a prospective partner
Posted: 4/24/2010 1:12:00 PM
It doesn't really bother me what other people listen to as long as I'm not constantly subjected to it. I like a lot of different music but it seems theres far too much black influenced music on radio these days, hip hop, RnB.. whatever.

I suspect however that what I listen to would bother some people and I'm sure that it's a reason some skip past my profile, I'm fine with it.. I've often thought about omitting some music preferences from my profile but why should I? Collecting music and going to gigs is part of me, I'm passionate about it. I like energetic music, metal, rock, house, trance.. but then I'm comfortable listening to some classical, chill out.. I've even been known to listen to Eastern music.. although much of that is very Westernised these days.

I have a nice MP3 player with headphones (not one of those iCrap things, had one of those , it annoyed me so much and packed up after 10 months), I'd happily take a walk if I needed a fix.. or I'll just sound proof a room and lock the door for an hour or two. Silence is good too!
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
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Piggy in the Middle
Posted: 4/22/2010 2:00:09 AM
{pud78}, I think your last post pretty much sums up my thoughts. I don't sugar coat my opinion either, I say what I see and I'm blunt and honest, but I'm also understanding and will offer support, a listening ear. I think in the situation I outlined was, 1) Some sort of approval from me as she wants me to be happy for her, which I am, or would be if she hadn't been such a child about it. The problem here is that she spends so much time trying to be happy and loved that she often never really achieves it as she's too busy being paranoid or she's scared the fella off...

and 2) Appear to break all ties with her ex, even though we know some of the same people now inc' some relatives. Here she takes the stand that her new fella doesn't approve of her staying friends with me, perhaps I'm a threat? I'm of the opinion that this new fella shouldn't be picking and choosing her friends for her, and definitely not trying to get her to drop her friends, especially one’s he’s never even met.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 8 (view)
 
Is this the lamest excuse ever?
Posted: 4/21/2010 11:28:54 PM
I've often logged into various sites using my profile, both on my computers and friends computers.. however, I'd never allow anybody to post comments or send messages under a profile of mine. If they do post anything it's made clear to the other party who is responding.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 1 (view)
 
Piggy in the Middle
Posted: 4/21/2010 6:05:07 AM
I met a woman several years ago, she’s 50 and over time we became friends. Shortly after we met, I met a guy, he’s 50 and we also became good friends. They both eventually got together and we were all mutual friends.

Over the course of about five years, those two have behaved like you’d expect teenagers to. They’ve split up more times than I care to remember, she gets upset if she don’t get enough attention and is generally very insecure. At first he was sympathetic, but over time he’s become dismissive and quite tired of it.

I’ve found myself often to be “piggy in the middle”. They’ll have split up, she’ll get in contact with me.. “lets go for a drink” or “lets go out and eat”. I know exactly what she’s up to, we’ll be generally chatting and she’ll eventually steer the conversation around to talking about him, like she’s poking around for gossip or information.

I know it, she knows that I know what she’s doing and I try to not be piggy and stay neutral.

I think finally they have split up for good, like I say, I’ve lost count.. it’s been quite tiresome. I’ve known for a while that she’s met somebody else, usually I think she’s vying for attention by trying to make my friend jealous. This time I think it’s final.

Today I get a text message from her saying that we can no longer be friends because I’m friends with her ex. Even though I know she is going to remain friends with another woman and her husband.. Who I also introduced her to!!

I’m not really after advice, I’ve already reacted negatively to it.. but I think some people may relate to this also. “piggy in the middle”. As far as I’m concerned, the friendship was over the moment she sent that text.

Thoughts or similar experiences?
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
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Forum
Posted: 3/30/2010 3:15:27 AM
There's a topic in the board: Plentyoffish Site/Suggestions/Help - http://forums.plentyoffish.com/datingPosts13948247.aspx :up:
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 15 (view)
 
Where's the real fawking metal??
Posted: 3/23/2010 6:15:27 AM


Why Hasint anyone mention Celtic Frost or Hellhammer


You have. Well done.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 2 (view)
 
extra photos on profiles
Posted: 3/21/2010 11:22:51 PM
Could be a subscription extra if you've upgraded your membership. Just a guess though.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 13 (view)
 
Dressing for the occasion
Posted: 3/21/2010 9:19:17 AM
A lot of venues that required a particular dress code, casinos, night clubs, theatres.. etc, no longer require such dress codes. The reason is because many can no longer afford to turn away punters/customers based upon what they are wearing. Smart casual. Bearing in mind that some "casual" wear can cost just as much as a new suit. A pair of shabby looking jeans can easily cost as much as much as an expensive pair of trousers. Some trainers can cost vastly more than a pair of shoes.

Image. It's certainly lazy to many.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 14 (view)
 
Where's the real fawking metal??
Posted: 3/19/2010 6:44:45 AM
Well OP.. when people claim their "Metal Head" crown, I find they often fall very short. Many just reel off a huge list of commercial bands. If you're willing to give death metal a go, I have a few bands in mind that you might like.. if you like "heavy". I also love my thrash, so I'll throw in a couple here and there.

Atheist - The album "Unquestionable Presence" is a great listen, slighty jazzy in nature with superb bass playing. In a similar vein to Death, which if you've never listened to, give them a listen too. R.I.P Chuck, one of metals all time hero's.

Blood Red Throne - A bit underrated in the world of metal but they play hard fast no nonsense death metal with no gimmiks.

Bolt Thrower, need I say more? One of death metals highly regarded bands. And they're British. Check out Realms of Chaos or Those Once Loyal.


DevilDriver, some like 'em, some loath them.. I like 'em and highly regard their 2nd album, The Fury Of Our Makers Hand. Thrashcore at it's best.

Dying Fetus, one of death metals great slam bands, although I prefer the spin off band, Misery Index which consists of a few members of Dying Fetus. Misery Index - Traitors, I - Can't - Stop - Listening - To - This - Album! It's as good as Discodia.

Fleshgod Apocalypse, they recently released their debut to critical acclaim.. Oracles. Superb Tech Death from Italy. I'm seeing them at the end of March.

Goreinhaled. Possibly the most underrated slam death band on the planet, fact is, not many people have heard of them. Their status as a band is currently On Hold.

Hail of Bullets. This is an aquired taste, very raw and heavy. War inspired metal.

High on Fire - Stoner Metal / Rock. Pikes other band Sleep is also a good listen, though far sludgier. HoF - Death is this Communion is such a great album.

Iniquity - Five Across the Eyes.. what a fantastic death metal album. The band has now split after 16 years, but they are hugely talented, although somewhat choppy is their sound.

Krisiun, one of Brazil's finest death metal bands. They don't do slams, they don't do gimmiks, just f***in' relentless.

Origin. Antithesis is arguably one of the most technical death metal albums released to date.

I'm gonna throw Vektor in here, because they are one of the best thrash bands of the new wave.. and they just released their debut full length. Brilliant.

Sticking with the thrash, you might also like Violator, another band from Brazil.

Oldie but a goodie, sticking with V's. Vio-Lence. Rob Flynn and Phil Demel's original band before Machine Head. If you can count the riffs thrown at you per track, I'll send you a gold star!


And a nod to Vile, Skinned, Prophecy, Putrid Pile, Carcass.. because they're on my MP3 player and they're great. Punk? Check out Venomous Concept ;)


That'll keep you busy enough for a while.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 5 (view)
 
Obscura fans?
Posted: 3/19/2010 5:45:18 AM
Fleshgod Apocalypse end of March.. then BOLT THROWER May 1st.

You can stick Finntroll up yr ass!
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 5 (view)
 
PoF plug on Lady Gaga and Beyonce Video!
Posted: 3/18/2010 3:44:19 PM
I haven't seen the video.. not really my thing, pop music.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 3 (view)
 
PoF plug on Lady Gaga and Beyonce Video!
Posted: 3/18/2010 2:33:07 PM
Wasn't PoF doing a promo competition recently to win tickets to a Lady Gaga concert?

There's your answer.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 2 (view)
 
Obscura fans?
Posted: 3/16/2010 1:23:12 PM
I've got their album Cosmogenesis on CD, I've got to be honest.. I struggled with it. I wanted to rip it out of the deck and throw it across the room. I prefer Spawn Of Possession, Fleshgod Apocalypse - Oracles, debut album from Italy, Origin (Shame that James Lee just quit, or should I say, shoved). Iniquity, now defunct.. but awesome.

Obscura.. I tried, but found the guitar tone weedy.. a bit like Necrophagist.. fast, but wafty guitar tone.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 9 (view)
 
chatted up or just being friendly?
Posted: 3/14/2010 9:49:28 PM

^^^^ Going to burst your bubble but her daughter was probably just being friendly & this woman was jealous of you chatting to her daughter instead of her. Sorry

btw I wasn't flirting with you


Dang! on both counts!

Bubble burst and no flirt. That was easy.. see, I understand that.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 11 (view)
 
Hide your phone, big brother IS watching..........
Posted: 3/14/2010 2:13:56 PM

I thought this one would be sooo boring, but its the funniest one I've ever read, laughed the whole way through
I havn't come to give an opinion I'm afraid OP, I just wasnted to say, you boy's should do 'stand up!' keep it up I'm loving it!


now I'm home and reading back on it.. it's a funny read

even a 4th grader can see that

x
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 9 (view)
 
Hide your phone, big brother IS watching..........
Posted: 3/14/2010 8:44:46 AM
Before trying to be a smart arse by correcting someone's typo, at least get your own spelling correct. It's "whether". "Wether" as one of it's definitions is a castrated sheep.

Posted from my phone.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 12 (view)
 
feeling jaded
Posted: 3/14/2010 5:36:49 AM
To the OP.. have a break from it. I haven't been on here in a while and I feel better for it. To sit here day in, day out, expecting to find "the one". Go and do something else and stop thinking about dating and getting into a relationship. Doesn't mean you have to stop looking, but if you are really becoming jaded because of this site, look somewhere else.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 8 (view)
 
Hide your phone, big brother IS watching..........
Posted: 3/14/2010 5:18:57 AM
I'm not up on what techniques are used today. I'm sure that if you were being spied on, your mobile phone would be just one method of doing so.. and I doubt "they" would rely on turning on the microphone in your cell phone. They'd be monitoring it while you were using it, via the network with the network operators cooperation.

They'd also be following you around and you'd never know they were there. A guy I knew who used to come into our lil shop had his daughter in a buggy with him. He was a P.I. You'd never suspect him. To you he'd be just a father out on a stroll with a buggy, (very apt, bug'gy). He may have snapped a hundred pictures of you doing your illicit deeds.. Even easier now. My camera phone is 5MP, there are currently 12MP camera phones on the market.. That's more likely where the spying would be now, somebody else's phone.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 7 (view)
 
Hide your phone, big brother IS watching..........
Posted: 3/14/2010 4:46:31 AM
I did sort of mention that the device I was talking about was designed for a fixed land-line, not a bug for a cell phone.



A microphone cannot work without power, as Zetan has cleanly put it.


I appreciate the nod, though to get a little more technical, a microphone does actually generate power, in a similar way that a dynamo does. Diaphragms / Moving coils = Electromagnet.

The ever unreliable: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microphone

Certainly not enough power to send a signal.. That's the crux, the signal. Transmitters need lots of power. Cell phones, although very efficient now, still require a lot of power to send their signal to the network, not to mention powering up the circuits that the mic is integrated into.

I wouldn't be surprised if an additional battery could be hidden somewhere. There's one in every PC, it keeps the bios alive. I've seen transmitters powered by a watch battery, probably not powerful enough to reach a cell network, but powerful enough to send a signal to an adjacent room.. in a hotel suite perhaps.


Unless you're a criminal, breaking the law, a benefits cheat, or as monkeyjim points out, a terrorist.. You have little to worry about.

Watch out for the disgruntled better half you've been cheating on. They're more likely to bug your phone than MI5.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 8 (view)
 
chatted up or just being friendly?
Posted: 3/14/2010 3:38:46 AM

Strange how it seems blatantly obvious to other women when a woman is flirting and obvious to men when a man is flirting and yet men and women don't always get it.


That just reminded me of something!

I recently bumped into a lady friend who is about the same age as me and she's had a thing for me for around 2 years or so. We're like magnets with our poles opposite, every time we attempt to move beyond friends, for one reason or another we spring apart.. whether it's by my choice or in my mind she's doing the, "nah, friends only" thing. Then she changes her mind and attempts a full on assault and I back off... it's weird, so we end up not talking for months. (make yr f****** mind up woman! I'm happy just being friends, but just keep it that way if that's the way it's gonna be).

Annnnyway.. She was in the pub with her 18 yo daughter and we haven't talked since before Christmas. So she sends over the daughter to say "hi" (I'm thinking: oh, you wanna talk to me now!). I'm with some mates and we're just having a few before we head off to a gig. So I wander over leaving my friends at the bar and sit down. The usual, "how's you?", "yeah I'm fine" this and that, breaking the ice. I mention we're going to a gig and can't stop long and the daughter starts asking me about this band and that band, we have similar tastes in music, though hers is a bit more on the commercial side, all innocent stuff...

Out of the blue she say's to her daughter, "Stop flirting with him!".

I missed that.. totally missed the flirt, didn't see it.. zip, gone!

errr.. yeah she's 18 but we've never been attracted to each other and we've never flirted with each other, even when we've been to the same gigs... At least, I've never noticed flirting. Whad-I-miss?
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 20 (view)
 
Annoying voice
Posted: 3/13/2010 4:48:57 AM
Nope.. couldn't put up with some shrill voice or god-scaring cackle.

That's all.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 6 (view)
 
Hide your phone, big brother IS watching..........
Posted: 3/13/2010 3:57:52 AM

wow kieran, you're 1 comment short of the friendly nutcase doctor..

I think you need to go on a cruise and fall off the world.


Sheesh man, I think that's the cruise you need to be on.. either that or find a sand pit to bury your head in.

Several years ago I worked for a small upstart* electronics surveillance company. Cell phone technology was still monochrome screens that displayed little more than text, and phone tapping was what you'd consider, "James Bond". Wrong! We had a land line phone tap that you could dial from anywhere in the world by prefixing a code prior to dialling the actual number, the bug would then: 1) Silence the telephone ringer then; 2) open the line enabling the phone's own mic to act as the listening device to snoop on a room and then; 3) Switch to phone mode when making or receiving a call, listening to the line instead of the room. The draw back of this device is that you have to physically open the phone, hack some bug into the phone circuitry and put it back together.

Another fun gadget we had was a vehicle antenna. You're all familiar with electronic aerials? Turn on the radio and the aerial magically rises. It's done with a motor and the blue remote wire at the back of the radio, yeah.. it's the same one used to switch on your amps and stuff. This antenna wasn't just an up-n-down deal where you gleefully switched the radio on-and-off (up-n-down), repeat 100 times, because it was the first time you'd seen electronic stuff in cars. This baby also had a camera embedded in the tip, just below the tip actually. The aerial could be raised and then panned around.. the other end of the wire would be the recording device.

Several years later. Most mobile phones now have sophisticated electronics.. a camera, or two, microphone technology that suppresses outside noise from the users voice, GPS location.. and can even tell you what track is playing in the pub: http://www.sonyericsson.com/product/trackid/

Do you seriously think that switching a mobile phone mic on remotely is impossible? Wake the F**k Up!!11!


* amateur radio geek, loved gadgets.. clueless about running a business.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 4 (view)
 
chatted up or just being friendly?
Posted: 3/12/2010 11:00:34 AM
I never ever spot the subtle signs. Unless it's blatently obvious, I just think a girl is being polite and friendly. Sometimes I realise later that it was more than just being nice.. Bah!
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 4 (view)
 
Hide your phone, big brother IS watching..........
Posted: 3/12/2010 8:22:12 AM


Well i find it pretty hard to imagine it working in the public sector. This sort of tracking would require gyroscopes in them to work out the actual movement of the person. I know that mobiles can be tracked by their signol, but this. Sorry in an increasinly small and lightweight decive i cannot see this ever happening.


They're called "Accelerometers" and they are now a feature of many, many mobile devices, from iPhones to medical equipment. My company has been using them in vibration testing for years. My Creative Zen X-Fi 2 has one and is used for image orientation. my Sony Ericsson mobile phone has one.. I just downloaded a very cool app for it which mimics a spirit level (water level) quite accurately: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIib2tGZC54

There's a link to the app under (more info) on the right side of the page.

So, yes.. it's possible.

I'm more concerened about being on the loo why typing a text message.. There's a nagging thought in the back of my mind that the video call camera has been activated by big mamma and she's laughing at the effort and strain in my face.

I don't really care who knows if I'm getting laid
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 93 (view)
 
Death Metal and Dating...
Posted: 2/11/2010 1:55:54 PM
Quoting the OP.



those same women tend to look at me as if I were insane when they pop in one of my Burzum, Opeth, or Mayhem CD's.


I know it's an old topic, but since it's been threadnecromanced already; None of those three bands are death metal. Two are black metal and one is experimental prog with some death vocals thrown in, hardly a contender for being death metal.

I am a death metal fan; Misery Index, Vile, Iniquity, Krisiun, Vader, Bolt Thrower, Origin.. etc. (I picked excellent death metal bands with the least offensive band names, just for comparison). I haven't yet ha somebody pick up one of my CD's at random and stick it in the CD player.. before they get to that point they are well aware of the music I listen to. I'll put on something they might enjoy.

I have never had a problem dating because of the music I choose to listen to. I've been listening to rock and metal since I was 15, but I've never tried to force anybody else to listen to it, "convert" somebody to my way of thinking.. that's what religious cults do.

Most of the girls I have dated really wern't interested in metal, some were and some others gave it a listen. Those that showed an interest need to start gently, rock and alternative. Throwing somebody in at the deep end with the most aggresive album you can find, won't work. It just don't. Take a girl who's listened to pop music, RnB.. etc all her life and then throw Goreinhaled at her, there's a good chance she won't stick around. Even some of the easiest bands to listen to may be a shock to the system if they aren't accustomed to electric guitars and drums.

Anyhoo, that's my take on the subject. I've got enough music to cater for most.


Any girly metal fans on here, msg me.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 5 (view)
 
Download 2010
Posted: 1/27/2010 9:19:09 AM


I'd have loved to have gone when it was MoR. I would've loved to have been there in 88 but I was only 12 but I listened to GN'Rs set on Radio 1.


ahh, good times at MoR. Maiden, Metallica, Sepultura, Pantera, Machine Head, Korn, Deftones.. all bands I got to see for the first time.



But I must admit, I love the whole scuzziness of Download.


Jebus Krust, those toilets are honking. I remember peeing up the wall next to the main stage in front of 75,000 people, hahahaha. It was just better than queuing up in one of the looooong lines to have a wee, (it don't look so bad for a man, f00k squating ).

It's been a while since I went to a festival, my friends and I tend to go to gigs in smaller venues. Although having a back stage pass at Iron Maiden's - Somewhere Back In Time word tour was a crack, FREE bar, I was sick as a dog the next day.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 3 (view)
 
Download 2010
Posted: 1/27/2010 5:11:40 AM
I stopped going to Donnington when the festival became Download. Monsters of Rock was better. I'd rather go to Bloodstock or Wacken.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 17 (view)
 
Laptop advice
Posted: 1/5/2010 3:06:20 PM
I'll still recomend Compaq, CQ60 I think. Why people are suggesting building a PC is beyond me. Do you really expect somebody with little knowledge to build one.. or get a shop to build one? LAPTOP!

Don't thank me, 3 other people are happy with theirs, good enough thanks for me
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 4 (view)
 
Laptop advice
Posted: 1/5/2010 2:57:38 AM


The first piece of advice I was given when buying one recently was don't go to PC world!


I have to agree, I tend to buy online. But if people are comfortable using PC World then that's what they'll use. It's convenient for some people.. I really don't like Argos and try to avoid it if I can.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 2 (view)
 
Laptop advice
Posted: 1/5/2010 2:17:58 AM
There's a technology board, but since you want advice in PC World.. I've recommended 3 different people Compaq laptops. Look for the highest spec; 2-4GB RAM, 3+ Ghz processor, largest HDD you can find.. and go for the one with nVidia graphics chipset. I found last year that the Compaq's were the best spec at a reasonable price. (I could text a friend that bought one for the exact model number, I forget).

Refuse any additional software, unless you need MS Office, it costs extra. Refuse the antivirus software. Norton sucks and you can get good free software but be careful with the antivirus software as there's a lot of rogue scanners out there disguised as real AV software.. these will do nothing but infest your computer.

Refuse the extra warranty unless you can afford it.

PC World should have given me a commission that month ;]
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 13 (view)
 
CBB: the last ever BB
Posted: 1/3/2010 2:56:40 PM

I'm a dumb tv,reality show, soap watching slut must be a few of us around tho otherwise who would be the millions that watch?


People can watch whatever they like, I chose not to. At some point several years ago, something just made me switch the TV off. It's not just reality TV or soaps, it's the whole thing, the license, the ads. I do like some programs, but the rest of them far outweigh the good ones. I just tend to watch stuff on my laptop now.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 10 (view)
 
CBB: the last ever BB
Posted: 1/3/2010 2:29:03 PM
At last, the light... I can see the light.

Seriously dumb TV. reality shows are one of the main reasons I quit watching TV, that and soaps.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 104 (view)
 
What do you really think of this site?
Posted: 12/31/2009 2:10:05 AM


What do you really think of this site?


Actually, the people here discuss more in depth subjects than I expected... I expected it to be more about UK dating in general, though I'm glad it's not geared that way. Some topics I would have expected at different sites, but as with most forums where people become comfortable and treat it as one of their "home" sites, anything goes.

It's a public forum and quite a busy one. One thing I have noticed which is different than most forums I become involved with is the way threads are dealt with. Most forum topics at other sites are "Locked" if they get out of control sometimes with a closing statement from a moderator. Seldom do they just get deleted, they are left to serve as a reminder. Only if they become personal or offensive in nature, flame war breaks out.. etc, are they deleted.

I am a Support member / Moderator at a busy website that develops a Portal software package for a popular forum software, it's a major add on for the forum. I also run and administrate my own website, so I understand the nature of how they work.

As for dating sites, this one is far more reasonable than some. One site was so infuriating in the way that it was administrated that I couldn't wait for my subscription to expire, no other site has had me foaming at the mouth with rage, the way it is run is disgusting.

In closing; This is a busy site and as with most busy sites, they need to be moderated. Be nice to the newcomers and ply the mods with sweets.. and


Oh, and Happy New Year to ya'll. Bring on the next decade, I expect to be here by 2020, if I make it.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 10 (view)
 
Religion,, Good or Bad ??
Posted: 12/30/2009 4:05:01 AM
Sheesh, some of you have epic posts.

Me; Atheist.

I'm not religious. I know people who claim to be Satanist, therefore, they believe in something and thus religious enough to claim the title.. (metal fans, eh). I don't wake up, go about my day and think of anything to do with Faith, Religion or God(s). For the most part it never enters my head.

Don't get me wrong, I've questioned my beliefs, faith and the ultimate questions and from time to time as most people do, I do think about these things. But day to day, I don't.

That's all I have really, nothing worthy of debate.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 191 (view)
 
Alone at Xmas & New Year Really Sucks
Posted: 12/30/2009 3:21:03 AM


Alone at Xmas & New Year Really Sucks




You must have a special application/tool on your vacuum cleaner.


Sit down mate because your Stand Up sucks.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 9 (view)
 
Placebo
Posted: 12/29/2009 11:32:31 AM
Placebo are one of those bands that I wouldn't normally like, but their first 2 albums are brilliant. I have 4 of their albums on CD

Placebo (1996)
Without You I'm Nothing (1998)
Black Market Music (2000)
Meds (2006)

I still think; 36 Degrees and Bruise Pristine are the best tracks although the follow up has some great tracks too.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 168 (view)
 
Alone at Xmas & New Year Really Sucks
Posted: 12/26/2009 3:35:18 AM


Whats the difference in being lonely Christmas Day to any other day of the year?


Well, for me it has nothing to do with religion, I'm not religious. It's more to do with companionship and just being with other people. Yes, we get that it's just "one" day, don't suppose we're that fickle. It's knowing that most other people are doing something with their friends and family. It's as simple as that.

This year wasn't so bad for me. Last year was a different story, I don't need to go into detail and indulge anybody else.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 153 (view)
 
Alone at Xmas & New Year Really Sucks
Posted: 12/25/2009 2:35:17 AM
Sorry, but if you have kids, you are NOT alone.

Alone is me, here, lying in bed with a hangover.
 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 143 (view)
 
Alone at Xmas & New Year Really Sucks
Posted: 12/24/2009 8:42:05 AM
Last year was my worst ever Christmas. This year, not much better. I'm just going to enjoy the time off work. Christmas day I'll meet up with a few friends for a drink in the pub, then probably just shoot some baddies on my xmas prezzie to me, a Playstation 3 with several games.

Christmas does suck when you're single and don't do the "family thing", which is more hassle for me than it's worth, so until I'm in a long term relationship again, I'm just going to treat is as any other day.

Bring on the baddies!

 Zetan
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 17 (view)
 
social dossers
Posted: 12/21/2009 5:51:07 AM


people can still have an opinion that may or may not valid regardless of spelling and punctuation ... trying to score points like this is not cool.


So, what was your opinion other than picking out mine, one of the many that had pretty much already said what I did? Perhaps you are the one trying to score points? I read the forums, but I don't often post unless I have something to say.

You know what.. it p**ses me off just as much as the next person when you see what others can and do get away with, although it's just as easy to sit there and make assumptions when you do have a job.. it's different when you don't, and we've all been unemployed at one time or another.

"social dossers" have been around for years, they hang around the streets drinking beer and White Lightning at 10am. Why do you think that is? Because they can, because we have a social system where if you do become unemployed we have a saftey net so you can at least survive. It's the abuse of this system that's the problem... but the opening post was never put across in that way. Just a rant that made little sense.
 
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