Andrew D

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  1. What are you listening to? Basically, just post what your currently listening to. I'm listening to This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race by Fall Out Boy.
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    The <off topic> thread

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/25/jimmy_wales_chrome_extension/ I'm tempted to install Chrome purely for this.
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    Paint.NET is getting noticed!

    http://notch.tumblr.com/post/1599383480/wait-its-wednesday Bottom of the second paragraph
  4. Have you tried uninstalling Paint.NET using CCleaner, and then running CCleaner's registry analyse tool to clean out any uneeded registry values (don't worry, it will give you the option of backing your registry up incase something weird happens); and then re-installing? Also, when did HijackThis have a disk-formatting tool? (EDIT: Link to CCleaner - http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner )
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    The Sanctuary

    Already?
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    I cannot install/update PDN

    Regarding MalwareBytes, if you have the free version, then it has no real-time protection, so I can't see how it can interrupt Paint.NET at all. Can you see if there's a way to find out what exactly MalwareBytes did to get rid of the malware/spyware/etc. as that might help a bit more?
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    The Sanctuary

    As long as that game language doesn't end up being GML (which is available in Game Maker), should be alright.
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    The <off topic> thread

    @Illnab1024 It looks pretty interesting....but $160? Also, speaking of approx. 1000 page long books, I've finally decided to learn some proper C# and get past pseudo-coding: http://www.amazon.com/Essential-4-0-Microsoft-NET-Development/dp/0321694694
  9. A bit late, but still, hoped you had a good birthday
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    Rants *enter at own risk*

    So, basically, it's the ref's fault that England lost? Ignoring how 2-1 or 2-2 would affect either side (in the end, I don't think anyone has an idea on how it affected the players bar from themselves), it is not a good reason to suggest as to why we lost; Rooney has been dreadful through the tournament, and that the defense was absouletely dreadful allowing for goals rarely saw in a Sunday league match - and this was before England had a chance to come back (I refer to the goal where the German keeper goal kicked the ball into box, where a striker tapped it in) In the end, our players are to blame - we done dreadful against everyone bar from Algeria, and even then we only had a decent 20/30 mins in that match. Yet I'm expectant in the papers tommorrow we'll be calling for the ref's head, rather than criisizing the players. (Not meaning this to be directed at you, it's just more of a general thing I am annoyed with regards to the World Cup for England)
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    Rants *enter at own risk*

    Therefore, what should have been a dreadful 4-2 defeat for a pathetic England side, is instead an equally dreadful 4-1 defeat for an equally pathetic England side? It doesn't exactly change that much; at least in this case, but otherwise, I agree with the idea that if everyone and their dog can prove the ref to have been wrong, that maybe they should correct the decision, at least.
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    Video Gaming Thread

    And, to my suprise, Nintendo wins E3. I'm sorry, but Sony can't top that (they'll be better than MS hopefully) I'm actually speechless.
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    Video Gaming Thread

    Hah, I wish the PS2 wasn't dead so that it was easier to get a hold of games for it, like the updated Metal Gears, SMT: Nocturne (I refuse to call it by it's EU name) and Shadow of the Collusus. Also, Ninty's about to start; I can't say I'm excited for it.
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    Video Gaming Thread

    In contrast, there's been hardly anything "new" or original announced at E3 so far - nothing that looks to be really "great". Microsoft's conference was horrible (Greys of War 3 and Halo:Reach, while they will both be fun, we already know a decent amount about them; the only thing new was space combat in Reach) and that the Natal lineup (I am never going to call it "Kinect") for launch is absouletely dreadful, with it being a mashup of everything available on the Wii for "casual gaming". At least the EA conference didn't have as much time spent on casual gaming, but the only new thing there was that OTT top game partly made by the Painkiller team - so that should probably turn out to be quite interesting. In addition, while the Star Wars MMO looked really good, I honestly doubt it working as shown in the trailer - it's basically been proven to have been pre-rendered. While I didn't watch the Ubisoft conference, I've heard from some people that it was even worse than the MS one, so So, if I remember right, we have Sony and Nintendo to go. Here's hoping they don't spend 2/3rds of their conferences showing off pointless motion tech (I think it takes less effort to make a analog stick than to move your hand to select something) (As a FYI, you can probably tell that I'm a "hardcore" gamer as such; if you aren't one, then you probably enjoyed E3 loads)
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    The Sanctuary

    How can you get an 109% average?
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    The Sanctuary

    It isn't that bad
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    The Sanctuary

    I'm guessing that is basically solving quadratic equations using: or by factorising it and solving it that way?
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    The <off topic> thread

    What said book is this? And speaking of buying books, I got two today from Waterstones : Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, and The Divine Comedy by Dante. The latter might take a while to read through
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    The <off topic> thread

    I'm tired, so sue me.
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    The <off topic> thread

    And guess who lost Eurovision. The good ol' UK did. And I've never been more happier in my life.
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    The Sanctuary

    For Science A, I had to do either: - A case study and a data analysis or - A full investigation for my coursework - the case study would be you investigating a scientific issue depending on what science it was (for example, my Chemistry was on biofuels and if they were suitable/sustainable), and a data analysis would be you carrying out an experiment, collecting data for it, then interpreting that data and drawing a conclusion. The investigation would be basically a data analysis but in a lot more depth - you'd need to talk about a lot more stuff in more detail. GCSE wise, the ones I've took are as follows (there's an asterick for compulsory ones) - AQA English Language A * - AQA English Literature A * - Exdecel Modular Maths * - OCR Physics A * (not entirely compulsory - to do the individual GCSE's it takes up one of my option columns) - OCR Biology A * - OCR Chemistry A * - AQA Humanities * - AQA Graphic Products - Exdecel DiDA (Diploma in Digital Applications, basically a non-office based ICT course) - OCR History B (Modern World)
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    The Sanctuary

    The course I've been doing for science is the "Triple Award" for the 21st Century Science course (basically the entirety of OCR Science A, for all three sciences). The course breaks down into three units for us, plus one piece of coursework (but now I assume you'll be doing the new spec, meaning you'll be doing your coursework in an exam hall for 8 hours). For the sake of comparison, I'll compare my Chemistry GCSE with the Gateway Science Chemistry GCSE (by the looks of it, you've been doing just GCSE Science so far) For Chemistry, it breaks down into: - C1, C2, and C3 (Air Quality, Material Choices and Food Matters) - C4, C5, and C6 (Chemical Patterns, Chemicals of the Natural Environment and Chemical Synthesis) - C7 (Further Chemistry) The C7 exam is the one which I've just done on Friday - in the Gateway Science, you do not do this unit. Having a look at C4-C6 paper for Chemistry - it lasts about twice as long as my C4-C6 paper, seems to cover much more broad areas of the units, but also deals with a lot applied parts of the course - there are a quite a damn few questions relating to how you carry out tests and experiments, rather than the actual chemistry behind them (although, as I said, there's a broader range of stuff to learn, such as metallic bonding) Now, as to why C7 sucks. Looking at one question on the specimen paper for the new OCR Chemistry A course, there is the following question: To get the four marks for this, you'd be basically need to say this: ^^^^^^ Stuff like that is why I think Chemistry is quite a hell.
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    The Sanctuary

    I just had my last Chemistry exam today. You will come to absouletely hate it, trust me - although the exam went okay today.
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    The <off topic> thread

    A 14 year old voting? *gasp* Eh, the election was run rather badly, but on the other hand, hurray for a hung parliament, even if it only means it delays a Tory government - as to be frank, the less time they're in power, the better
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    The Sanctuary

    Just got a very nice Wacom Bamboo