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Forum: General Chat 2008-08-21, 10:24
Replies: 58
Views: 1,977
Posted By Prestwick
In the UK? 2.55p a therm! ...

In the UK?

2.55p a therm!

Oh..wait..you mean Petrol
Forum: General Chat 2008-08-21, 10:16
Replies: 266
Views: 11,537
Posted By Prestwick
Quite easily. For a start, it is agreeing to sell...

Quite easily. For a start, it is agreeing to sell Patriot Missile batteries to Poland, technology which it usually keeps very close to home and only gives out to close allies. Also, I'd bet that some...
Forum: General Chat 2008-08-21, 07:30
Replies: 266
Views: 11,537
Posted By Prestwick
You may think that but you'd be surprised at how...

You may think that but you'd be surprised at how much more support the United States is providing to the likes of Poland and the Baltic States than their closer allies in the EU and NATO.

So far,...
Forum: General Chat 2008-08-21, 01:22
Replies: 266
Views: 11,537
Posted By Prestwick
I don't think the thought has occurred to anyone,...

I don't think the thought has occurred to anyone, but has anyone realised that maybe the United States probably didn't want to deploy Patriot Missile batteries and US troops to Poland?

The...
Forum: General Chat 2008-08-20, 07:07
Replies: 161
Views: 7,603
Posted By Prestwick
True. If you look at some (now thankfully...

True. If you look at some (now thankfully forgotten) television sit-coms in the UK back in the 1960s and 70s, they were absolutely horrible in the levels of casual racism exhibited. Even some of the...
Forum: General Chat 2008-08-19, 08:04
Replies: 161
Views: 7,603
Posted By Prestwick
Yeah, this is a bit more borderline than outright...

Yeah, this is a bit more borderline than outright offensive. I don't think anyone in the Spanish team really knew the significance behind the gesture.

Now, dressing up as apes and blackening your...
Forum: Fansub Groups 2008-08-18, 00:07
Replies: 42
Views: 6,014
Posted By Prestwick
Its a bit irrelevant now anyway as pointed out in...

Its a bit irrelevant now anyway as pointed out in the TL-DR answer straight after that.
Forum: General Chat 2008-08-17, 22:01
Replies: 662
Views: 32,160
Posted By Prestwick
I feel really silly now *goes into corner and...

I feel really silly now *goes into corner and acts the stereotypical emo* :upset:
Forum: General Anime 2008-08-17, 22:00
Replies: 76
Views: 6,887
Posted By Prestwick
I don't think Funimation is to blame. Nothing in...

I don't think Funimation is to blame. Nothing in their actions suggest anything aggressive or tyrannical and because they have good relationships with the likes of AS (or at least I presume they do)...
Forum: News & Politics 2008-08-17, 20:54
Replies: 97
Views: 5,205
Posted By Prestwick
I think it is wise to point out that the system...

I think it is wise to point out that the system under which the Security Council resides works. It is meant to be a system of compromises as it was always meant to be a place where the great powers...
Forum: General Chat 2008-08-17, 20:36
Replies: 662
Views: 32,160
Posted By Prestwick
What Micheal Phelps did was an incredible...

What Micheal Phelps did was an incredible achievement requiring focus bordering on the superhuman.

However, I don't think there is such a category as "Greatest Olympian" as you're trying to...
Forum: Fansub Groups 2008-08-17, 18:05
Replies: 42
Views: 6,014
Posted By Prestwick
Oh dear! What have I started?! :uhoh: I...

Oh dear! What have I started?! :uhoh:

I think the idea of having resources on good practice in encoding easily available to aspiring fansubbers sounds a good one. Edu-mah-cation definitely is a...
Forum: News & Politics 2008-08-17, 17:12
Replies: 97
Views: 5,205
Posted By Prestwick
I think the UN can work but only if they have a...

I think the UN can work but only if they have a more realistic view on how things work on the ground. Currently, on the one hand they like to hold back UN Peacekeeping forces from doing their work...
Forum: News & Politics 2008-08-17, 13:19
Replies: 97
Views: 5,205
Posted By Prestwick
One of the greatest UN failures was it's...

One of the greatest UN failures was it's peacekeeping operation in the Balkans in the 1990s. Total bureaucratic bullcrap, strict adherence to completely unrealistic rules of engagement and a totally...
Forum: General Chat 2008-08-17, 02:05
Replies: 266
Views: 11,537
Posted By Prestwick
So essentially most of the ex-Warsaw pact nations...

So essentially most of the ex-Warsaw pact nations and the Baltic States?

Tell me, have you ever been to an ice hockey match between Estonia and Russia? It kind of sums up the relationship Russia...
Forum: Fansub Groups 2008-08-17, 01:54
Replies: 42
Views: 6,014
Posted By Prestwick
I didn't say that DIVx 7 would magically solve...

I didn't say that DIVx 7 would magically solve problems with MKV incompatibility, obviously things still depend on variables such as hardware support and so on but at least some major backing would...
Forum: General Chat 2008-08-17, 01:45
Replies: 662
Views: 32,160
Posted By Prestwick
Again, I'd beg to differ. Rugby Sevens is...

Again, I'd beg to differ. Rugby Sevens is becomming more and more popular across Africa, Europe and South America. Teams from there are very competetive in the world sevens (an international circuit...
Forum: General Chat 2008-08-17, 00:14
Replies: 266
Views: 11,537
Posted By Prestwick
I would say that is mainly because they've kept...

I would say that is mainly because they've kept as low a profile as possible, in some places trying to quietly appease both sides as best as they can.
Forum: General Chat 2008-08-17, 00:12
Replies: 662
Views: 32,160
Posted By Prestwick
Thats because it was 15s Rugby in a period where...

Thats because it was 15s Rugby in a period where there were multiple sets of rules. Also the 1924 Olympics were highly controversial generally it was sad that Rugby was a casualty of such...
Forum: Fansub Groups 2008-08-17, 00:01
Replies: 42
Views: 6,014
Posted By Prestwick
I didn't say it was necessary but for...

I didn't say it was necessary but for those..er....."hardwarefags"? :twitch: , but thanks for the clarification none the less.
Forum: General Chat 2008-08-16, 23:50
Replies: 662
Views: 32,160
Posted By Prestwick
I still honestly can't believe that the IOC can...

I still honestly can't believe that the IOC can allow Baseball and yet pooh-pooh the idea of Rugby Sevens ever getting into the Olympics. Crazy.
Forum: Fansub Groups 2008-08-16, 23:49
Replies: 42
Views: 6,014
Posted By Prestwick
Can you provide a link to TDX? I'm unfamiliar...

Can you provide a link to TDX? I'm unfamiliar with it. Better still, PM'ing it might be better.

I wasn't really speaking of restrictions, I was thinking of ways of enabling encoders to create...
Forum: General Chat 2008-08-16, 23:41
Replies: 266
Views: 11,537
Posted By Prestwick
Who will be his next target however? The Ukraine?...

Who will be his next target however? The Ukraine? The Baltic states? Poland?

The former Soviet satellite states are all very anxious to try and get some form of protection. The problem is that...
Forum: General Chat 2008-08-16, 23:26
Replies: 20,727
Views: 2,377,445
Posted By Prestwick
OOps! Sorry Everyone's...

OOps! Sorry

Everyone's sigs..er...erm...awesome...er..8/10!
Forum: Fansub Groups 2008-08-16, 23:25
Replies: 42
Views: 6,014
Posted By Prestwick
On the contrary, I have had good success with...

On the contrary, I have had good success with trans coding stuff down for my ipod 5G where the subs are perfectly legible. The Nokia n800's screen is very large and viewing it at 800x400 makes it fit...
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