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Rybags

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  1. Rybags

    Oh for crying out loud!

    I would have thought closer to $450 to do the timing belt but the price quoted is within the realms of understanding. As for the shocks - a total WTF there. Might be reasonable if the job was shocks, coils and getting the brake discs machined. Then again, modern cars to a large extent are designed such that everything fits nice and compact. Easy to build, but hard as fuck to replace most parts as it often involves pulling half the bastard apart.
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    Woolies for sale

    Number 1 grocery retailer as they have been for years. Making shitloads of money by screwing farmers and consumers alike. And, AFAIK, Woolworths Australia, UK and US aren't actually related in any way. ed - the UK one was spawned by F W Woolworth from the US parent, and later sold. The Australian one was named the same on a dare.
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    Issue 95 feedback

    I have an issue with this issue and a number of previous ones, probably going back a year or more. American fucking spelling. It's centre, not center. Metre, not meter. C'mon. It's fair enough that you use technology to proofread and don't have some poor human delegated to such a menial task. But at least use a bloody English or Australian English dictionary.
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    POTM

    Porn: Sexually explicit pictures, writing, or other material whose primary purpose is to cause sexual arousal. There's a pretty generic and accurate dictionary description of the meaning of the word. "primary purpose is to cause sexual arousal". That is porn. Then on the other hand, we have a bloke with his cock in a bottle which is jury-rigged to give him head, a rubber cock in his mouth and a dildo up the arse. Sexual arousal from that? I don't think so. It's not porn, it's just a sicko picture. Hardly different from something like a limb being removed by machette, a dead cat in the gutter with a sign next to it saying "Free cat", or a 'shopped Tom Cruise with a scrotum were his hair used to be.
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    Oh for crying out loud!

    $676 for shocks - WTF'en fuck?!?! Shoddy dickheads use rattle guns for practically anything. About all you should use it for re putting wheels back on would be on the minimum torque setting to get the nuts on, then tighten them with a brace. Forget torque wrenches, I doubt anyone below a specialist Ferrari mechanic would bother even owning one let alone bothering to use it.
  6. Rage. Bugger me, you're talking something like 1999 there. Probably wouldn't even match a TNT2 Model 64. That said, the more modern integrated graphics isn't exactly something to write home about. Take a new integrated chipset, it usually matches a midrange card of 2-3 generations ago.
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    How is the recession affecting you?

    The fall in petrol prices is kind of counterbalanced by the fucked up dollar. That aside, I run dual fuel now (LPG) and if anything it's gone down a little also. Affected? Not yet, although I've noted that the supermarkets seem to have more good specials so maybe they're trying to stimulate their own sales. The problem I foresee in the next year is that the global economy isn't likely to recover in any big way and we'll start to feel the effects. The other problem I foresee is that KRudd will likely follow my earlier prediction and have the surplus pissed away in under 2 years.
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    How do you make Nachos?

    Get a can of Mexican chilli beans as well, they go great - add about the same volume as mince. I also do - chopped onion, add it right near the end of the cooking process. Chuck in a powder sachet of taco seasoning, chilli seasoning, whatever is handy. Once cooked, put in a shallow tray and cook in the oven or under the grill. Layer the bottom with Doritos, then alternate the mince mix and more corn chips. Top with sour cream then grated mozarella cheese. Guacomole is great too if you've got some. Even the dips will do.
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    Worst. Excuse. Ever.

    I would have thought the average iPhone user would have a nudie pic of themselves as wallpaper rather than send it around the place.
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    Interplanitary Internet

    They've had it here for ages. Dialup and Telstra 128 kbps broadband are 2 examples.
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    2008-9 Atomic Cricket tipping competition

    Just a bump and reminder for those who might be interested. Anyone heard from estate lately? He'd get right into this.
  12. http://www.footytips.com.au Hot on the heels of the AFL and NRL tipping, Footytips now offers a Cricket tipping competition. For those that are already registered elsewhere, just use your normal userid/password and join the comp. For new tipsters, just create a userid/password at the site. I recommend you set email preferences there to receive reminders but opt out of the other promotional crap. Competition name: AtomicMPC Cricket 08 Password: Atomican There's 18 games in there to tip on, doesn't seem to have the ODI Final in there (the 6 test matches are included, as are some Twenty20s). In theory, you should be able to just tip all of the results now, and edit later so long as the game hasn't started.
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    So, it's true after all

    The rumour I heard was he was a hero. His company were stuck in a trench with nothing but the gunpowder used to pack an antique rifle which their Captain had brought along for luck. With 20 charging fully-armed British forces spelling certain death or capture for all of them, he cut one of his testicles out, filled it with 'powder, then lit the vas-deferan with his cigar and tossed it out of the trench towards the charging enemies, saving himself and his comrades. They even wrote a song about it in the early Rock 'n Roll days - remember "Goodness, gratious! Great balls of fire!"
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    Happy Birthday, Fuzz!

    Happy Birthday, damn you!
  15. You need a printout of Pi to 200 places or so. Then you pick each digit from Pi and use the corresponding letter from each word (wrapping back around if it's greater than the lenght of the word). Then it generates the "letter": "You are a top root, but your sister is better. How's about we do a threesome for Christmas?"
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    Even the Labor Party hates NSW Labor

    He's already posted 5 times. Better check your ignore list.
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    Even the Labor Party hates NSW Labor

    Wouldn't matter, they'd piss it away anyhow. The problem is they've been wasting money since the early days of Carr. But then again, it's tradition anywhere here now. Take the VFT (remember that?!? Very Fast Train). They pissed about, fair enough, probably the Federal's fault more than any. Spent upwards of $30 million just on bullshit EIS reports without even turning a sod of ground. Seems to be the way of things - they spend millions on stupid studies which make recommendations that rarely get executed. Then, realise they have no money left to actually build things. If they got rid of a couple of thousand seat-warmers, it'd put the State on a great start to rebuilding. As it is now, looks like they're headed for the same Basket-Case status that Victoria was in when that stupid bitch Kirner was running the joint.
  18. Rybags

    Happy Birthday Mr Mozza

    Happy Birthday mate. And Happy Birthday to Moz too (may as well cover him in the same post).
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    Even the Labor Party hates NSW Labor

    Great time for Jeff Kennett to make a comeback.
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    Can a podiatrist prescribe antibiotics?

    So, that foot fetish of yours has seen you get the clap on the toes, eh?
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    Amiga, Hard Disks, and Me.

    No. It's a Retro Computing issue and since there's no such Forum, Consoles is the closest fit. You could image copy the smaller drive to a large one but then you might need (on the Amiga) to patch it's partition table to reflect the increase in size. Actually, you' might do well with 40 meg for the System area, then split the remainder among 2 or 3 partitions. NFI if the Amiga will recognise that it's a larger drive with unallocated space or if you'll need to bash some bits. On the PC side, a utility that can just do a direct sector copy without regard to partitioning or file systems would be the WTG. As for creating Workbench floppies, you can download them as ADF images. Since the later Workbench versions allow MSDOS transfers natively, it shouldn't be too much of an issue regenerating system floppies. You might have to split the image into 2 parts then transfer and rebuild them. Then use a utility on the Amiga which generates a real floppy from the ADF image.
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    Tv dead?.... Post about it on atomic!

    I don't think the repayment period would have any bearing on the warrantee. Does it still do A/V in or other stuff OK? Just get a cheapshit tuner box.
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    Nostalgia of programming days

    You can assemble by hand with an opcode chart, or from memory if you're 1337, but it's a major PITA.
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    Nostalgia of programming days

    Assembler/assembly is typically what you call your source code. Machine language is essentially the product of assembling your source. Instructions and data/labels in the source translate to opcodes and operands in memory.
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    Nostalgia of programming days

    I still do 6502. I remember 20 years ago starting on 68000. It was like an answer to a dream - it had all those instructions that you wished the 6502 had. Logical though, given that the 6502 was a kinda ripoff of the 6800 which in turn evolved into the 68000 series. After 68000 came IBM System 370 Assembler (mainframe). It's CISC in it's almost purest form. These days there are instructions like SRST (Search String) which make it almost a high-level language.
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