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  1. Oh, wow - I'd completely forgotten about that, but those four words are enough to bring back traumatic, repressed memories of that event. In retrospect, it was all sort of amusing, though I imagine it was much less fun to have to deal with it.
  2. Today's happy sentiment: I recalled posting the above over a year ago with regard to my school's musical, so I thought I'd find the exact quote. I remember being pretty concerned about the whole thing. This year's production begins showing next Wednesday, and my feelings are almost completely opposite from before; amusing what a difference a year can make.
  3. I have a little bell that rings every time somebody says my name. I do still read the forums every day - it's just that I find that I have a lot less to contribute now. I guess I'm just hesitant to give up on such a lovely community.
  4. Ersten: die Regeln sagen, dass du hier in Englisch sprechen musst. Um ihre Frage zu beantworten, schreiben Sie der Text in eine neue Schicht, und dann drücken Sie Strg + Umschalt + Z und wählen Sie ein Winkel. P.S., ich entschuldige mich für meine Deutsch. --- First: the rules say you have to speak in English here. To answer your question, write the text in a new layer, and then press Ctrl+SHift+Z and choose an angle. Sorry for my German.
  5. Heh, it's funny you should say that - I actually read the forums everyday, I'm just not exactly an active participant any more. Nice to know I'm remembered, though!
  6. If you open the Windows Store, there should be a giant tile on the very left saying you can upgrade - if that's there, then you should be able to. It's what I'm doing right now.
  7. Well done to your children, but we mustn't forget to congratulate you yourself; good parenting goes a long way in helping at school. I also just got my results, though there wasn't too much stress - I was only collecting two grades, due to having taken the exams early. An A in Additional Mathematics (apparently, there is no A*) and an A in Sociology (I was expecting no more than a low , so I'm certainly pleased.
  8. At the risk of drawing myself into this debate, I would state that I disagree with the idea that Christians cannot claim to be doing harm in the name of their religion - because essentially, it is not the religion giving the justification in any case, it is the person finding the justification through the religion themselves. I hate to use such as extreme example, but one can hardly forget that the KKK were a group of Christian extremists, and if you would like more references, Wikipedia has an entire article dedicated to Christian extremism. The actions of these groups and individuals do not
  9. Goodness, I'm not that far off of six years myself - this August, in fact. It's a shame that, in that time, I appear to have lost my taste for graphic design, but I suppose people move on - that is to say, I do. The rest of you have not changed at all; still some of the friendliest and most interesting people I've met. I dare say the community is one of the only reasons I have never stopped reading this forum. @welshblue; I must agree with you with regard to the dedication of teachers. I myself am also currently preparing for GCSEs - thankfully, not that many; just a few early ones. I am cons
  10. Hey, remember when I posted this here a little while ago? Well, we had our fifth and final performance last night, and it actually ended up going really well - I actually had a member of the audience come up to me after the performance and compliment me, so that was lovely. I know this isn't a rant, but I just felt like updating my previous one.
  11. I don't wish to ensnare myself in this debate too deeply, and I shan't make my own views on the matter explicit because there is no need to do so, but allow me to play the devil's advocate: 1. What you think of as dinosaur bones are not actually, for the most part, dinosaur bones. Rather, they are the footprint that dinosaur bones left behind. Imagine you take some wet clay, and press a bone into it. Then some more wet clay gets put on top, and more, and more, and then wait millions of years until the bone has rotted. Will the hole in the clay disappear? Of course not; embedded deep beneath t
  12. I mean this in the nicest way, AGJM, but sometimes I find that reading your posts is, for me, like looking into a twisted mirror, and peering into a world in which the grass is always duller. I think perhaps you just need to step through that looking-glass, as it were - perform a cognitive shift. Don't lament the presence of the bad things in your life; increase the presence of the good things. If you don't have enought variety, it is your job to create some. The only thing you're ever going to have true control over in your life is your own actions, so start taking advantage of them. I wish
  13. Lovely work - I wish I could paint, or even sketch (well, I'm fine with sketching still life, I guess). All I can do, sadly, is bookbinding and calligraphy.
  14. And you're also 14 - so honestly, don't worry. I'm 14 myself, and also painfully unfunny, but do I care? Nope, because there's a whole lifetime to learn comedy in. (That doesn't stop me from being a misanthrope and pessimist, but that's another matter.) Anyway, congratulations to everybody who's won an award! I had neither the time nor the presence of mind to vote this year, sadly, but it's lovely to see that you all continue to be a cohesive and friendly community.
  15. Minor rant - well, more of an irritation, really: I'm in a musical, and I've never sung before. As in, never. Through sheer serendipity and dumb luck, I have managed to avoid singing a word in my entire life - don't ask how I got given the role, but I just know this will end quite badly. Time to practise, I guess!
  16. The thing is, things like finding the control panel are things that you look up once, and learn for life - and, as more operating systems go the way of the touchscreen, these things will become more natural and intuitive to new users. As for the Metro - I have found it entirely possible to get by without using a single Metro app since I first upgraded, so, even though I agree they are a bit cumbersome, they haven't caused me any problems thus far. Finally, the App Store is only a danger through a lack of self-restraint; like all other Metro apps (we're not supposed to call them that any more,
  17. You have no idea how happy that folder organisation makes me. I currently only have about two months' worth of files on my computer, so there's no need for a great organisational structure, but I used to have everything categorised by year, then month, with a special folder for things transcending dates.
  18. Ouch. I liked the whole flat thing in Office 2013, but the UI is more prominent in Visual Studio, and I can't say it really works. Thankfully, my school and I shall be remaining with Visual Studio 2010 for the foreseeable future.
  19. Well, I've been dual-booting the release preview for a little while now, and, having gone from Vista to 8, I love it. I've used Windows 7 a lot at school, and from my limited experience with that, 8 feels very similar, but it's very user-friendly and accessible - also, fast, but that might be because my new partition I made for it is considerably less cluttered than my old C: drive. Let's put it this way: I am enamoured enough with it to want to upgrade to the proper, commercial version next month.
  20. Will both of you please just stop? AGJM - from what I often read of your posts, you're aspiring to be a mature, well-balanced teenager. Well, regardless of who started this little tiff, the mature thing to do would be to end it. You're not helping yourself, or anyone else, by pursuing this argument. Yes, we all have our problems in life, but that doesn't mean you get to disrespect those of others because of your own. nitenurse - I empathise with you, I really do, but arguing with a 14-year-old online isn't helping you, either. You deal with enough bad things at work in the day, evidently, so
  21. As far as I am aware, Safari gets what it's given; it's up to the website to decide what that is. The website dictates whether the iPad gets sent the mobile website or not. That said, it would be nice if there were an option to identify as a desktop browser - but then, Chrome for iPad does that, so there's no problem.
  22. Not to start an Apple vs everyone else debate, but that's not the iPad's fault; it's that of the website.
  23. 'or something' Aaaaaaand stop. Don't even try this. Until you have a much, much more concrete idea of what you're doing, jumping straight in will doom you to failure immediately. Also, if you need to look into website coding some more, practice first; learning as you go along with the project will only give you poor foundations. It is much better to start of with some knowledge of website coding from the beginning.
  24. As long as you get it off of your chest, it doesn't matter where you put it. Congratulations on your exam results, as well! I always really wanted to take Latin, but nowhere around here offers it, so I might try self-teaching (recipe for disaster, I know). I've only got one exam result back so far (well, I only took one exam, for obvious reasons) but I'm fairly happy with my result.
  25. It's so weird to think that, when I first spoke with you, Kemaru, you were the same age as I am now - and you've grown to be what appears to be a delightful, polite, successful young man, from the few things you've ever let on about your life. It's inspiring, to say the very least.
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