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by Phlebas
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: General Talk, Comments or Questions
Topic: Sanday in mourning
Replies: 22
Views: 1352
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Sanday in mourning

I hadn't realized (or had forgotten) he lived on Sanday! I was sad to hear of his passing - he seemed like quite a character (as well as a talented composer, of course). I remember the story of his swan terrine...
by Phlebas
Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Book Discussions
Topic: What Are You Currently Reading and Do You Like It?
Replies: 17
Views: 1641
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: What Are You Currently Reading and Do You Like It?

I've just finished Frances Hardinge's The Lie Tree and enjoyed it a lot - it's nominally a 'young adult' book, but very well written and definitely suitable for grown-ups too! Frances was a friend of mine at university, so I've read all her books, but this one won the Costa best book of 2015 so it's...
by Phlebas
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: General Talk, Comments or Questions
Topic: What is your favorite pleasure drink?
Replies: 20
Views: 1509
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: What is your favorite pleasure drink?

Wine for a formal occasion or with a meal.
Beer for an informal occasion or with a meal (Newbury now has a lovely beer shop selling a good selection of interesting local beers as well as fancy ones from all over the place, so there's more of a choice than there used to be).
Coffee as a way of life.
by Phlebas
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Board Upgrade
Replies: 101
Views: 8780
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Board Upgrade

The wood background definitely makes it feel more like home - thanks GL!
by Phlebas
Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: General Talk, Comments or Questions
Topic: Testing
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Testing

Ahh. I guess it's being overly vigilant trying to stop us getting spammed with ads for meds. Have you tried rephrasing the subject heading?
by Phlebas
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Book Discussions
Topic: Kindle Purchase
Replies: 35
Views: 2082
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Kindle Purchase

Aha - maybe it will help to have the right charger! I'm not certain though - if it charges up then doesn't hold the charge, that's more likely either the battery not holding the charge or the unit itself squandering energy rather than a problem with the charger. My wife's kindle charges ok from a ph...
by Phlebas
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: RPG Game Discussions
Topic: Final Fantasy games
Replies: 5
Views: 1088
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Final Fantasy games

They're the archetypal JRPG series - 7 in particular pretty much defined the modern JRPG style. The first couple are more 'generic fantasy' but it gets more anime-ish from there. Expect prettiness and flashy combat animations in the later ones, but quite a lot of level grinding and very linear stori...
by Phlebas
Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Adventure Game Discussions
Topic: My Game Collection
Replies: 50
Views: 3051
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: My Game Collection

It is a shame the games don't seem to be available on GOG/Humble/Steam etc. They are at least available as downloads from the creators:

http://www.caprisaga.com/a-quiet-weekend-in-capri-1.html
by Phlebas
Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: scummvm and discworld
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: scummvm and discworld

I'm using Windows 7 and found a folder representing my desktop at C:\Users\myusername\Desktop - maybe look there?
by Phlebas
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Book Discussions
Topic: Humble Bundle - free Image comics & sale
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Humble Bundle - free Image comics & sale

Image was formed in the early 90s by a group of 'superstar' comic artists who had got successful working with the mainstream publishers but felt that they were being held back by having to work with the companies' choice of writers and editors rather than pursuing their own unique artistic vision. T...
by Phlebas
Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Book Discussions
Topic: Humble Bundle - free Image comics & sale
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Humble Bundle - free Image comics & sale

You can also get lots of free comics here: https://www.comixology.com/free-comics (it's a while since I made it to a comic shop on Free Comic Book Day, but most of those are there along with lots of samplers, free first issues etc. It's mostly a commerce site for subscribing to digital comics, but y...
by Phlebas
Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: Book Discussions
Topic: Humble Bundle - free Image comics & sale
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Humble Bundle - free Image comics & sale

Yes, often when it's comics they'll have a freebie each day. It took me a while to realise you only have to sign up once for each bundle to get the freebies - I was going back every day before that!
by Phlebas
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: General Talk, Comments or Questions
Topic: Facebook Premium users?
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Facebook Premium users?

I don't think anyone's actually trying to make money from it, Starlite - if they did then Facebook would certainly kick them off and quite likely take legal action too. It's just a joke to wind people up.
by Phlebas
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: General Talk, Comments or Questions
Topic: Facebook Premium users?
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Facebook Premium users?

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by Phlebas
Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: General Talk, Comments or Questions
Topic: Are You Caught Up In The Hype
Replies: 13
Views: 1288
Zodiac: Taurus

Re: Are You Caught Up In The Hype

Dang, I missed the meteor apocalypse? Really must keep a closer eye on the calendar...

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