MattBlackLamb

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About MattBlackLamb

  • Birthday 01/01/1970

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    Norfolk, UK
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    Music in all it's forms, Technology, photography, having fun, how the internet works, gaming.

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  1. Funny Epitaphs and funny last words

    Epitaph: I told you I was ill - Spike Milligan
  2. The <off topic> thread

    To me most of the music I hear on the radio sound like it fits into one of about 2 or 3 genres. You get the dance-pop kind of stuff, like blooper linked to above, you get the pop-punk / pop-metal kind of thing which is generally fair tedious & then you get the "alternative" which can be anything from bands like Coldplay (dull in my book) to slightly more up-tempo stuff like, perhaps, Kings of Leon. "Popular" music isn't something I know that much about as I try to pay as little attention to it as possible. For me, music gets more interesting if you dig deeper. For those of you that liked the video that Blooper posted, check out Imogen Heap, her music is waaaay more involved on the production side than most poppy dance music & she pretty much did the whole thing herself, Speak for Yourself and Ellipse are two excellent albums. For anyone who likes rock music, check out Transatlantic, they have just released a new album called The Whirlwind which, again, is excellent.
  3. The <off topic> thread

    I'm not sold either way on climate change, I do think that as we cannot predict the future it is better to plan for the worst. The "greener" methods of producing electricity & things like recycling should be adopted, I feel. Not necesarily because of environmental factors (as I said, I'm not really sure) more because we have things like wind blowing, waves breaking against our shores, the sun & the tides around that could be generating our electricity for comparitevly little, sure, there would be some set-up costs, but after that it's pretty much plain sailing. It would be a much better alternative to Nuclear, Coal & Gas power stations as, in the cas of Gas & Coal, they are running out (no debate there), or, in the case of Nuclear, seriously damaging our planet with all the waste they create. Recycling makes sense simply because as we have already made this plastic bottle we might as well re-use what we can, maybe not as a bottle, turn it into a fleese hoodie, plastic bag, or pretty much anything else made from plastic.
  4. What music are you listening to?

    Stravinsky's Rite Of Spring. It's excellent, you should all listen.
  5. The <off topic> thread

    This whole thing annoys me, any slightly savvy musician will use 'illegal' downloading as a way of promoting their music. Music, Films & the like are going to be shared like this in one form or another so the companies might as well get used to it. I personally see the whole thing as continuing from the Metallica thing when they sued Knapster. No band should treat their fans like that, what were their fans wanting to do? Listen to their music, as a musician that is the highest compliment someone can give you, I'm speaking personally here, I do make music & I have played in front of real people. I put illegal in apostrophe's (that's the key I pressed on my keyboard, I don't care if they're actually called something else when used like that) above because the file sharing networks are not illegal. It is illegal to duplicate most music (this would include copying a CD to your computer) but I do feel that these restrictions, especially people going to prison without trial, are far too much like George Orwell was predicting in 1984.
  6. Windows 7 Anyone? - Now with a Poll!

    That did it, thanks a lot Simon
  7. Windows 7 Anyone? - Now with a Poll!

    I have copied the profile folder across, it just hasn't made any difference.
  8. Windows 7 Anyone? - Now with a Poll!

    First forum post from Win7 I'm liking it so far, although I would like it if it were easier to make the icons central on the taskbar. Still, that's a fairly minor quibble, good stuff all round so far I haven't managed to copy my firefox settings over though, I copied the entirety of the Mozilla folder over & it hasn't worked
  9. What music are you listening to?

    The Whirlwind Part 8: Set Us Free by Transatlantic Their new album The Whirlwind is excellent, very definitely worth a listen if you like Rock / Prog Rock. Actually, any of their music is worth a listen if you like Rock or Prog Rock
  10. Windows 7 Anyone? - Now with a Poll!

    I've just ordered Home Premium along with a few computer upgrades... 2.5GHZ Quad Core CPU 1TB HDD 4GB RAM I'm looking forward to their arrival
  11. The <off topic> thread

    I have 32139 plays since 7th of August 2006 on Last.FM, same username on there as here
  12. Rants *enter at own risk*

    @ Rubrica, ignore 'em, you know the truth & that's what counts, they're probably all really jealous
  13. Favourite Comic Strips/Panels!!

    I regularly read: Questionable Content - Some not family friendly - about a group of mid 20 or so year olds. Kukuburi - A fantasy strip about a delivery girl that manages to get tangled up in a war in another world, family friendly Cyanide & Happiness - Need I say more, not family friendly Irregular Webcomic - Silly, geeky, family friendly XKCD - Similar to Irregular Webcomic, but also not... as far as I can remember it's family friendly Scary Go Round - A wild comic about the events that happen in Tackleford, UK. Wacky & funny, family friendly to the best of my knowledge Orneryboy - About a grumpy guy & his very happy girlfriend & their pet cats, not family friendly CTRL + ALT + DEL - You know what this is about, right? Sin Titulo - A film noir style comic with a fantastic plot, not family friendly and, when it returns Butternutsquash - About a group of friends in Canada, very funny, not family friendly Enjoy
  14. Rants *enter at own risk*

    The story of getting Wifi working on my laptop has been ongoing since I got it last October. Despite much trial & effort following various guides that had comments from people with the same OS (Ubuntu) and make and model of Wifi card (Atheros ar242x) saying this worked for them it never seemed to work for me. I can connect to the internet on my laptop, through an ethernet cable that runs downstairs to the router, which is obviously not an ideal situation. I tried getting a belkin wireless adaptor I found lying around the house to work, it didn't. I tried using the Sitecom Wifi adaptor that my PC uses to connect to the internet, it managed to pick up a signal (better than anything else thus far) but couln't connect to the network. A couple of weeks ago I actually decided to spend money on a USB wifi adaptor, a Tenda W322U wireless N compatible card, this when plugged in to a USB port managed to connect to the network and I was able to browse the network - very slowly and still no internet access. The next day I tried plugging in the adaptor before the OS had started up, now it doesn't work at all..... It's only been 9 or so months without any success, I think I'm allowed a little rant
  15. Rants *enter at own risk*

    The story of getting Wifi working on my laptop has been ongoing since I got it last October. Despite much trial & effort following various guides that had comments from people with the same OS (Ubuntu) and make and model of Wifi card (Atheros ar242x) saying this worked for them it never seemed to work for me. I can connect to the internet on my laptop, through an ethernet cable that runs downstairs to the router, which is obviously not an ideal situation. I tried getting a belkin wireless adaptor I found lying around the house to work, it didn't. I tried using the Sitecom Wifi adaptor that my PC uses to connect to the internet, it managed to pick up a signal (better than anything else thus far) but couln't connect to the network. A couple of weeks ago I actually decided to spend money on a USB wifi adaptor, a Tenda W322U wireless N compatible card, this when plugged in to a USB port managed to connect to the network and I was able to browse the network - very slowly and still no internet access. The next day I tried plugging in the adaptor before the OS had started up, now it doesn't work at all..... It's only been 9 or so months without any success, I think I'm allowed a little rant