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  1. I know there's already another thread on this, but I would like to see how many people actually want this forum split. A few posts of late have been more related to programming than design/photography/graphics. At any rate, the sooner there's a split, the better. And to be honest, I think the issue with sorting out ad stats is a little lame.
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    Top Gear

    Yup. I'd rather watch this than Home and Away.
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    Top Gear

    Nothing will ever match the UK edition. Those three have just gelled together as a trio and bounce off each other very well. Their producer and script writers are fantastic. The problem with Charlie is he isn't natural behind the controls, he can't interview and has no relaxed presence. So far all his studio dialog has been forced out. The little midget Porsche instructor is almost passable. The winner of the three for me is the former cartoonist - he's had plenty of presenting and TV exposure in the past, and has a natural Aussie humour that just works. The filmed sets are actually reasonably good, all the guys seem to play well in the field, it's just the studio bits that have them limper than a politicians handshake. I think in season two they'll have got it down pat, heck, there might even be a change in tone by episode two.
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    Private space flight is here!

    http://spacex.com/multimedia/videos.php?id=30 See how red hot those engines get? I know it's a rocket, but that is the sort of coverage you don't get to see from a NASA launch! Wheee!
  5. This looks suspiciously more suitable in the Programming forum.
  6. Another 440BX chipset fan here. Aopen AX6BC Pro user for a very long time. I was really sad when I accidentally chipped the motherboard with a screwdriver. I'd then have to rate the Abit IC7-G a close second. Only reason it died was because I smashed a hammer through it in a bad case of 'computer rage'. I've now got an Fatality AA8XE motherboard which is running like a champ. I'd love to be able to whack a Dual Core into this machine but it just isn't going to be. Still trying to find that perfect motherboard for a dual core setup...
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    JETMAN Live

    Wow he f*cking made it!
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    Question for the seasoned veterans of atomica.

    Sadly they had to drop the Festering Fish flavour. It didn't scale well in the blind tests. Oh the pun, it's unbearably odouriffic.
  9. Their standard burger looks like it could kill an elephant. Their quadruple bypass looks like it could feed China.
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    Screw up a uni test? Post about it on Atomic!

    I didn't even bother showing up for one of mine....
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    Colour calibrator, anyone?

    It's apparently 'best practice' to calibrate your monitor at least once a year, so even if it costs $150ish, it's still a good investment.
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    These jokes have probably done the rounds more times than Paris has done Dallas, but I had a nice chuckle this morning after they appeared in the inbox... LOST IN THE DARNDEST PLACES: An elderly Floridian called 911 on her cell phone to report that her car has been broken into. She is hysterical as she explains her situation to the dispatcher: 'They've stolen the stereo, the steering wheel, the brake pedal and even the accelerator!' she cried. The dispatcher said, 'Stay calm. An officer is on the way.' A few minutes later, the officer radios in. 'Disregard.' He says. 'She got in the back-seat by mistake...' ________________________________________________________________________ FAMILY Three sisters, ages 92, 94 and 96, live in a house together. One night the 96-year-old draws a bath. She puts her foot in and pauses. She yells to the other sisters, 'Was I getting in or out of the bath?' The 94-year-old yells back, 'I don't know. I'll come up and see.' She starts up the stairs and pauses 'Was I going up the stairs or down?' The 92-year-old is sitting at the kitchen table having tea listening to her sisters. She shakes her head and says, 'I sure hope I never get that forgetful, knock on wood.' She then yells, 'I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who's at the door.' ________________________________________________________________________ 'I CAN HEAR JUST FINE!' Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March day. One remarked to the other, 'Windy, isn't it?' 'No,' the second man replied, 'it's Thursday.' And the third man chimed in, 'So am I. Let's have a beer.' _______________________________________________________________________ LITTLE LADY: A little old lady was running up and down the halls in a nursing home. As she walked, she would flip up the hem of her nightgown and say 'Supersex.' She walked up to an elderly man in a wheelchair. Flipping her gown at him, she said, 'Supersex..' He sat silently for a moment or two and finally answered, 'I'll take the soup.' ________________________________________________________________________ OLD FRIENDS: Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards. One day, they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, 'Now don't get mad at me .. I know we've been friends for a long time, but I just can't think of your name! I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is' Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, 'How soon do you need to know?' ________________________________________________________________________ SENIOR DRIVING As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning h im, 'Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Interstate 77. Please be careful!' 'Heck,' said Herman, 'It's not just one car. It's hundreds of them!' _______________________________________________________________________ DRIVING Two elderly women were out driving in a large car - both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red, but they just went on through The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself 'I must be losing it. I could have sworn we just went through a red light.' After a few more minutes, they came to another intersection and the light was red again. Again, they went right through. The woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous. At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was red and they went on through... So, she turned to the other woman and said, 'Mildred, did you know that we just ran through three red lights in a row? You could have killed us both!' Mildred turned to her and said, 'Oh, crap, am I driving ?'
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    Dumbass housemates

    This thread just got better.
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    Finally! The 5D mkII is revealed!

    http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2008/09/22/...er-ado-reverie/ It is absolutely unbelievably hot!
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    To make a baby you need to eat 18 broccolis

    My parents started educating me on the benefits of eating Broccoli at age 7/8. Hmmm. That sounds slightly suss...