thread This is rather . . diverting
permalink 9734 points

I like that.
permalink I was getting good at that the other day
8895 on first go this time, I confused New Zealand with Finland...
permalink 11115!
11115 MOFO!
permalink 16000 odd
but that needed some moving around, no googling though
permalink cool 20669

amd that was with a random aussie one
permalink 15989
I'm getting better, but my my ability to guess New Zealand is poor
permalink I play with no googling
and no moving from the original spot
permalink old skool!
10000 or so, but I'm going to be playing that all evening now...
permalink I went with no outside sources
but moving till I got bored/found useful signs
permalink got 9400
on that method, frustratingly got it on a 'welcome to chetwynd' sign and a canadian flag but couldn't find it.
permalink playing through
1. Wrong end of Menorca.
2. Somewhere in Finland. Got within 1km. Road signs are useful
3. Dumped on a dirt road. Figured it was the US. Guess New Mexico. It was Utah. 900km out
4, 700km out in Aus
5. Damn. Nebraska is not Washington state. 2200km out.
15273 overall
permalink better
permalink doesn't work so well on a phone
I want even on earth
permalink 9929
it was only mistaking Brazil for Kenya that fucked me up

I guessed the correct province in NZ, but was a whole 100 km wrong!
permalink Hang on a fucking minute!!!
I just got one that's fucking underwater! With a turtle!
permalink Although I then got a really easy one...
middle of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House to the left. I got that within 40m and got about 7k points for it...
permalink I got one right at the bottom of the Sears tower in Chicago
which was nice
permalink I got one which was taken from a 4x4
in a total white-out

I just guessed somewhere random in north canada and got it within 100km
permalink also
when you go, "oh, that looks familiar" that's because it is...
permalink Ah, that's the great barrier reef.
I think that's the only underwater photography google have in street view.
permalink That was my guess.
I got within 100km I think.
permalink First go I saw 'pare' on the road, went with Portugal
And it was Brazil. Arse.
permalink having played it many many times now
my main lesson has been that I really want to go to Portugal, as it seems to be full of locations I think are in more exotic countries
permalink 19459 incidentally.
permalink is it...
the number of times you've been wrong on this board?
permalink My main lessons are that
many more places are in scandinavia than you think, and that I ought to learn which countires have street view and which don't.
permalink is it just me?
or is it very fond of Brazil, Australia and Canada?
permalink as it repeats itself
I guess the locations have been picked rather than being random
permalink I hope Bongo is playing then,
as eventually he'll get the massive fibreglass dinosaur.

permalink That's right, blame Canada...
I spent about ten minutes determining one was Canada, carried out a daylight assessment in relation to the sea front, and worked out it was the east coast. It turned out to be west coast, and I was over 4000km out. Epic fail.
permalink I keep doing stuff like that
and then finding that what I thought was Sweden was Canada or vice versa.

I'm fed up with dirt roads in the middle of nowhere with scrubby fields either side. They're usually Australia, Canada, South Africa or the US midwest, but that's a fuckload of planet to choose from!
permalink for the first time in my life
my studying ecology and geology has come in useful - you can tell them all apart from trees and soil
permalink Trees look very similar
in SA and Australia . . I keep getting them confused
permalink if you see a lot of eucalypts then almost certainly australia
unless they're in a plantation, in which case SA
permalink 20611
I can get back to work now I've broken 20K
permalink I got 25000 or so
by being given three in a row right by town signs. handy.
permalink Russia is a bitch.
Fucking Russia.
thread My new office has a wee chinese supermarket round the corner.
We're gradually exploring all the instant lunch options they have - lots of mad noodle things like Pot Noodle only much better. Usually with no english labelling, so it's a bit of a lottery.

The one I got today had three sachets of random gloop. I don't think I should have put all of the bright red one in.

It's so spicy I can't feel my face.
permalink I mixed up my jars of smoked paprika and extra hot chilli powder last night
resulting in potato wedges that even I, a lover of all things hot, couldn't handle
permalink I've had several ramen-type noodles
from Tesco and Asda that are like that. Bugger all English on the packet, thermonuclear soup
permalink Thermonuclear soup?
Good Peel session?
permalink nah
bit rubbish. All noise, no art.
permalink imported
far eastern noodle pots make pot noodle look like vesta curry.
permalink I am moving the Knob thread up here
as it is in danger of falling off the bottom:

Saving all my knob for you
permalink The things we do for knob
permalink I understand there's a recent Manilow album called
The Greatest Knob Songs of All Time.
permalink George Benson did a 'Knob Songs' as well
have we had Cud's 1992 single 'Purple Knob Balloon'? And indeed 'Strange Kind of Knob'.
permalink and I've just thought of another indie pop classic
The Family Cat's 'Remember what it is that you knob'
permalink Anything by
Arthur Lee & Knob?
permalink Knobbing you
is easy 'cause your beautiful . . .

(Orb version - TOTD)
permalink Fleetwood Mac is a rich vein:
Big knob
You make knobbing fun
Say you knob me
Bleed to knob her
Knob in store
Need your knob so bad
permalink Justify my knob . .
(something to do with making sure it is in the center I think)

That first Mac track is a classic:

"I'm looking out for knob
Big, big knob!"
permalink 24 hours late!

My knob is like a red, red rose
permalink And I responded!

Ah well . . . Knob will keep us together
permalink Knob is in the air
Everywhere I look around
permalink one for bongo..
a groovy kind of knob
permalink Have I told you lately that I knob you?
permalink I think I Knob You
The Partridge Family at their greatest
permalink Because the night
belongs to knobbers
permalink ouch!
knob will tear us apart

as opposed to knob me tender
permalink Oh, Alice Cooper did an album called
Knob it to Death.
permalink Didn't Leona Lewis do
Bleeding Knob?
permalink The National have an album called
Sad Songs for Dirty Knobbers, apparently.
permalink I had everyone
in the pub in tears last night reading these threads out :)
permalink When I first played on facebook,
I lost most of a weekend to it, either giggling uncontrollably when I thought of one, or frantically googling for fresh ideas.
It also makes me collapse into fits of laughter when listening to the radio, to the confusion and consternation of my colleagues.
permalink yup, big Robin said that,
I changed the way he's going to listen to songs. He also branched out into Shakespear - 'it's better to have knobbed and lost than never to have knobbed at all'
permalink Ah, yes,
the old matter of the star-crossed knobbers.

Which reminds me: Sade - Knobbers' Rock
permalink Mr Knobber Knobber!
. .
permalink Sea of Knob!
permalink Have we done
Lay all your knob on me?
permalink I don't know, but
Is your knob in vain?
permalink Knob on a farmboys wages?
. .
permalink Knob Comes Quickly!
permalink "You've got Knob
Knob on your side . . "
permalink Knob me,
knob my dog.
permalink Winner!
Ruby, don't take your knob to town
permalink When the rain is blowin' in your face
And the whole world is on your case
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my knob.
permalink Knob her madly

Knob removal machine
permalink I'm just a knob machine,
and I won't knob anybody but you wooohoooooyeah!
permalink Friday,
I'm in knob.
permalink And they call it
puppy knob . . .
permalink my knob is your knob*

*it isn't, obviously.
permalink ahem

I heard your heart say knob, knob, knob
woah, woah, knob, knob, knob
permalink I'm guilty, guilty...
of knob in the first degree
permalink I did say Orb Version . . . .
To know him is to knob him
permalink Have we got anything by Jonathan Richman
and the Modern Knobbers?
permalink Radio 2 is currently playing
Crazy Little Thing Called Knob

I've lost track of whether we're duplicating now we've split the threads. Can't we create a separate database driven website that checks for duplicate entries and compiles a permanent database?

edit: also, my new post thing has gone all spangy, does anyoen have the fixing linkie?
permalink here
permalink Ta!
However it didn't work.
I hate Internet Explorer.
As I've now worked here a year, I sent an e-mail to IT asking if I could have Chrome. They've not replied.
permalink You could possibly run
Firefox portable from a USB stick . . .

I always make sure I have full admin rights on my work computer
permalink I like firefox very little as well.
I love Chrome like a little brother.

Full admin rights are hard to justify when you have no admin or IT responsibilities whatsoever...
permalink that slightly scary moment
where you see that a product you developed will be used for every single product that a customer makes.
permalink (skis, but
I can't say which brand)
permalink I thought you did glue
not yoghurt?
permalink It is glue he works with,
he doesn't understand enough about culture to do yoghurt.

/here all week, try the fish, tip your waitress.
permalink The Vietnamese supermarket near me will happily sell you
Frozen pig uterus. And lots of it.
permalink cracking Peel
session, etc.
thread Pimping time
Anyone interested in 2 tickets to the Stone Roses gig in Finsbury Park on June 8th?
permalink what made you think that was a good idea?
speaking of knobs viddy this

want but fear it'll haunt me...
permalink Nostalgia?
There's 6 of us going - 2 spares
permalink i see you as more
of an oasis fan
permalink bastard
i'd successfully forgotten they ever existed
permalink I'm in a travellodge in or near Havant.
I'm adding games console to my overnighter kit list.

Edit: and a radio. And shampoo.

Edit: and my boss loaned me a mobile wifi thing but i don't get signal here. Unless I'm outside.
permalink You're just down the road
from me.
permalink i didn't think there was anyone down this way
Or I'd have said something in advance. I'll be here fairly often though ass the company is based here.
permalink I work around Fareham way.
So a couple of junctions along the motorway.
permalink Any of you lot have a clue about the price of hiring radio mics for a conference/talk?
Had a quote from a recommended supplier, just wondering if anyone can quickly sense check it.
permalink how much and for what?
and for how long?
permalink There's a series of panel talks to (hopefully) 120 people over 2 days, plus music between events
So, 5 x lapel mics
1 x roaming mic for the audience
Enough speakers
A couple of stage lights
Any other equipment they need
permalink hey alistair
you still giving out discount codes for hotels? i need one in london preferably near old street
permalink as if by magic

you'll have to wait for him for the discount link though, he's doing a team day thing.
permalink cool thanks
thread architect and civil engineers of 'bodia
this will give you a chuckle
permalink I just read that
I know it's all about the laws and that, but is that really necessary?

Also, anyone want to buy a house just up the road from me?
permalink BARGAIN
permalink I like the living room
but the music room seems a touch underused.
permalink I could fill that
with guitars pretty quickly
permalink I was wondering
what I'd do with the chapel, what with having no use for it personally as it is.
permalink Something inappropriately
disrespectful, I should hope.
permalink it looks like it would be good
for putting in a big telly
permalink use it as a WRS
permalink I've managed to miss
what "WRS" stands for.
permalink This is probably
for the best.
permalink The W stands for Wigan
the S is for shed

I'll leave the rest up to your imagination
permalink Rutting?
permalink The first one's not too far off,
but there's additional nuance provided by the correct word.

We avoid mentioning it on the 'board in order to protect CJ from operation yewtree.
permalink rucking?
permalink Ah - I hadn't clocked what that was,
I thought it was a hallway. I don't think I'd take it out, unless I was in need of the space (which seems unlikely).
permalink The room with the benches
looks to be the chapel, there is also a huge (bigger than my house by the looks of it) ballroom/hallway that looks like the perfect place to set up the Scalectrix
permalink porcelain throne
right in the middle
permalink Satanic BDSM shag cave.
permalink nono,
that's SBSC.
permalink When can
I move in?
permalink oops.
I wonder what underlies the decision to pull the revised planning application and pull down and start again. There must be a really sensitive situation somewhere.
permalink I read between the lines that it's on
third party land.
I doubt the council would be obstructing such a revised planning application, and the guy says it "resolves the concerns of adjoining landowners"
It's not that hard to do if you're buildigg tight up to the site boundary.
permalink Probably.
permalink If I had a pound for every time that had nearly happened on a project I was involved with,
I'd have more than a pound.

There was one where a technician at a civil engineers moved the survey for some reason, and the problem only came to light when the piling contractor question whether there really should be a pile drilled int he middle of the school playground, which was at that point full of kids.

I also heard a story from a south african architect who turned up on site to find that a building was 50 % complete on entirely the wrong plot of land, all dimensions having been taken south from the boundary marker, instead of north.
permalink In the middle east
they'd have drilled the pile anyway
permalink Middle east as in Suffolk?
This was Herts/Essex border, so that's probably why.
permalink oh christ
that was probably some guy drivign a piling rig having a bad day and everyone following
thread Can we shrink the kitty now?
TOTN - Porcupine Tree - Baby Dream In Cellophane -

Edit: Did any other S2 owners update to Jelly Bean last night?
permalink only if we replace it
with this
permalink if only Jeremy Beadle were here
permalink but on the other hand
permalink I once saw him on the tube
(Piccadilly Line at Arnos Grove as I recall). He was highlighting jokes in a joke book. A shop-bought joke book at that.
permalink I always wondered where
he got his 'material' from
permalink Is it wrong of me to wonder which hand he used to hold the book,
and which to hold the highlighter?

Why would a figure like Beadle do something like that in public? It's just asking for someone to notice and put on an internet message board.
permalink I have a mental image of him holding the highlighter in his teeth
permalink I could watch
that all day :D
permalink You probably will
lazy bugger.
permalink hardly,
I'm in the middle of a VLAN configuration nightmare where customer has asked for things that don't exist and not asked for things which do. I don't have remote access.

*edit* yay for LogMeIn!
permalink are you talking about the galaxy?
why are they still so expensive 300 quid at john lewis
permalink They're still good phones
you could probably find one on contract for under £20 a month now though