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Discussion in 'Off-Topic English' started by ShaeKonnit, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. DrunkCorsair

    DrunkCorsair Well-Known Member

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    There are alot of scale modelling options:

    Dark Messiah Bases for Koi
    http://darkmessiahbases.com/shopfront/product/fantasy-koi-carp

    or Mantis Miniature Fish Set
    http://www.figone.fr/en/poissons/

    more fishies
    http://www.figone.fr/en/animals-set-5-fishes/

    Just to name a few.
     
  2. saint

    saint Charming, but irrational

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    I just got my PC back after putting it in for some repairs after five weeks ago, this wouldn't have been so bad if my (admittedly old) laptop hadn't died two weeks into the process. Guess thats my Irish ancestry kicking in again.
     
  3. ShaeKonnit

    ShaeKonnit Well-Known Member

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    I know localisation is a hot topic for various video games, but in comics it can just get weird.
    I caught a Calvin & Hobbes strip in a newspaper which someone thought needed editing for the Scottish readership.
    I've attached the original, but our version was editied to say "I offered to buy us a Westie."
    Presumably someone at the paper thought we'd be completely unable to relate to the joke unless they made it a dog relevant to Scotland?
    That thanks to their local knowledge and mastery of the editing process, readers around the country would leap from their chairs shouting, "Och aye! A wee bit Westie, the noo! Hooch!" and we'd all form a miles-long Strip the Willow and dance our way to work?
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  4. Del S

    Del S Nomadball

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    Ye gods. The BBC America """inspired""" by version of Discworld is... Robin Hood 2006 levels of what the hell were you idiots trying to do?

    Modern clothes. Electricity. PICATINNY RAILS.

    What a goddamn shambles.
     
  5. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    Discworld AND America put together in the same sentence ?
    Come on, even a french guy like me knows such things can only lead to something that only to black holes colliding can be close to comparison.
    Beside, I've heard good things about Dirk Gently's US version, so... never knows.
     
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  6. chromedog

    chromedog Less than significant minion

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    I've seen the trailer.

    Not seen that much suckitude since Zack Snyder's "The Watchmen".
     
  7. ShaeKonnit

    ShaeKonnit Well-Known Member

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    I haven't read many Discworld novels but I fail to see the inspiration. Is it supposed to be comedy? Doesn't look like it.

    In other WtFs, one of my pals works for a Currys/PCWorld (they sell household electricals like fridges, washing machines, TVs and shitey, pre-fab PCs loaded with bloatware and god-damn McAfee, plus they'd sell you a warranty on a packet of AAA batteries) and just last week they had to call the cops as it looked like a guy was in trying to launder money.
    He was just slightly suspicious - walked in and declared he wanted to buy 2 big, American-style fridge/freezers, with cash, and without signing up for any service agreements, warranties, or basically anything that required personal details. Didn't even care which they were, "Just whatever you have in stock, now.". The biggest are £2,300 so presumably he wanted to hand over £4,600 in cash.
    The staff were a bit taken aback and when they had to get a manager involved (it's the policy to contact a manager in the case of any very large purchases) the guy made his excuses and left.
    Thing is, if he wanted to buy a couple of really big TVs it wouldn't have been quite so suspicious - sometimes people want a TV for the living room and the bedroom, but 2 massive fridge/freezers?
    Anyway, they're expecting to find the guy in a ditch with a dozen stab wounds or something.

    And just this morning, for some reason I've been hit by an absolute barrage of unsolicited shite on my Facebook feed - "Sponsored" ads for all sorts of garbage. One of them looked kinda interesting - a very well articulated 6.5inch model of General Grievous out of off of Star Wars. Out of curiosity I followed the link and the webstore it led to was absolutely atrocious. Not only does it have a very small, motley assortment of items for sale it was also filled with generic, stock images for the backgrounds and the placeholder products from the store template were still there.
    Maybe it's money laundering again? Who knows...
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  8. Ceilican

    Ceilican Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of localization....



    the “My Little Pony” part had me rolling
     
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  9. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    It's the Internet equivalent of doing a Del Boy, put up a disposable store, take a bunch of orders, ship a bunch of cheap Chinese made tat that vaguely resembles the product advertised to avoid any fraud or criminal claims, then when people start complaining close up shop and open a new URL and Facebook page.
     
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  10. jherazob

    jherazob Well-Known Member

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    Damn scottish accents :joy:
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  11. DrunkCorsair

    DrunkCorsair Well-Known Member

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    The Nightswatch are my favorite characters from the Discworld and now:
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  12. FireFangs

    FireFangs Space Oni

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    Don't click on those ads! If you're interested in what's shown, do a Google search for the item!
     
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  13. Bobman

    Bobman MERC
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    I was directed here by a questionable guy, by the name of ‘Shoe can fit’, or something. Anything good going on?
     
  14. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Boss: Where's the 4G travel modem?
    Me: It's in the stuff drawer
    *Pause*
    Boss: All the drawers have stuff in them!
    Me: Yes but only one is labelled "Stuff", it's between "Misc" and "Phil bits"
    Boss: I think we need to talk about your filing system
     
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  15. ShaeKonnit

    ShaeKonnit Well-Known Member

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    Have a look through the topic - it's full of stories highlighting the ridiculous nature of base reality!
     
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  16. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    We had an earthquake offshore this afternoon, which triggered an automatic tsunami alert, what was the government's official advice?

    "Get as high as you can"

    Trust me, a lot of people were waaaay ahead of them :P
     
  17. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    You've got two ways to react to this:
    - as you say "a lot" unfortunately, it's not "everyone" thus the obvious warning is not useless
    - or consider that's part of Darwin's rules then those who need the warning deserve their genes to be removed from the humanity DNA pool to make it less stupid

    It may be obvious to most readers, but just in case, the last part is here for the pun.
     
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  18. Pen-dragon

    Pen-dragon Deva

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    So at work the other day, I heard a phrase I didn't expect.

    "We found an office last week, can you connect the ethernet?"

    The office was in an office space attached to a vehicle maintenance shop. The maintenance shop used a filing system known as "Stack it out of the way and we will get to it eventually" The shop office was getting its floors redone for the first time this millennia, and all the stuff had to be cleared off the floor. When some of the junk was removed, they found behind it a door leading to a space they forgot they had. So once I get things connected, two guys will no longer have to share an office, they will each have their own.
     
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  19. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Northern Fail Rail in the UK has been nationalised due to repeated poor service from numerous operators (they're still running Pacers that were due to be replaced two decades ago).

    This is impressive because it means the it was so bad that the Tories have actually nationalised something in the North, two things they hate!
     
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  20. Aldo

    Aldo Well-Known Member

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    Is this a drugs joke or just a government is dumb joke?

    'cause I can read it both ways and its hurting my brain.