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by Hendrik
Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Rules (pocket edition) (Horsham)
Replies: 38
Views: 2960

Re: School Rules (pocket edition) (Horsham)

in the spring before we started we got sent a little yellow booklet of school rules, some of them absolutely hilarious. i got it sent in 1996, and it was the 1993 (or possibly 1992) edition. when i got there i found that most of the rules no longer applied. grrrrreat.
by Hendrik
Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Medical research vs population growth...
Replies: 17
Views: 1544

Holland has one of the lowest teenage pregnancy rates yet has one of the most liberal, comprehensive "this is how it's done" sex ed programs in the world. Whilst we're on Holland, they also have a much lower rate of cannabis use than here. Hmmm.... coincidence? If you want a guy to burn for our absu...
by Hendrik
Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Medical research vs population growth...
Replies: 17
Views: 1544

May I propose a small amendment to this, namely that we should start with effective sex education and condoms for the country with the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in Europe and an ever -increasing rate of STDs - the United Kingdom! Let us solve our own problems before we start preaching to ...
by Hendrik
Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Medical research vs population growth...
Replies: 17
Views: 1544

Wow, a surprisingly egalitarian sentiment coming from this forum! That's made my day. :D I agree, largely (even though there is Parkinson's Disease in my family, and it's an area of medicine where they have just started making huge advances but are no where near finished). I think the money we spend...
by Hendrik
Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: P2P (file sharing)
Replies: 18
Views: 1784

Looks like the Radiohead experiment worked. Conventionally they would have received aroun 20-50 cents per album, this way they averaged $2.28 per album. Quite a mark up...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071106/ap_ ... load_study
by Hendrik
Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Films you think everyone should watch
Replies: 28
Views: 2453

Das Experiment - for those of you who speak German. Probably available with subtitles for those of you who don't. A take on the Stanford Prison Experiment. The Power of One - a fantastic film about South Africa in WWII. The dormitory scenes were shot in Lamb B. Twelve Monkeys - a headf--k, but very...
by Hendrik
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: On-Hold music....
Replies: 24
Views: 1789

I have, in all seriousness, been confronted with Blondie's "Hangin' on the telephone" whilst on hold. Credit where it's due, at least they had a sense of humour. :D On another occasion I was so wound up by the on-hold music that when I finally got through I complained endlessly about how crap the mu...
by Hendrik
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue top Tories
Replies: 14
Views: 1298

yeah? well at least I can spell YOUR name. :P

and i don't see how you need a particularly elevated position to critise the tory party, in the old days the requirement for tory bashing was an IQ of 15 or higher...
by Hendrik
Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: P2P (file sharing)
Replies: 18
Views: 1784

Fiona Bruce was being used as an analogy, what with the long running joke of her random appearances in polls on this forum. Glad none of that was wasted on you two. Yes the concept of owning a woman is absurd. The concept of owning ANYONE is absurd. Whether it be owning mine workers in the Third Wor...
by Hendrik
Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: P2P (file sharing)
Replies: 18
Views: 1784

Incidentally, 'The Man Who Sued God' is a very worthy film starring Billy Connelly, about the insurance companies' 'Act of God' escape clause. As for downloading out of convenience, same for me. I've just downloaded two Offspring albums which I already own on CD, but I can't be bothered to leave the...
by Hendrik
Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: P2P (file sharing)
Replies: 18
Views: 1784

I've numbered your points to make answering them easier 1) Re. music, and radio-play - yes, you can record off the radio, but if EVERYONE did that, what would be the logical consequence?? 2) If we resign ourselves to that, then why do the recording artists bother releasing the album for download on ...
by Hendrik
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: P2P (file sharing)
Replies: 18
Views: 1784

Just because it's freely capable of being duplicated, doesn't mean the creator isn't due some financial return on their effort to create it... The only grey area in my opinion is where something has ALREADY been aired on TV, and you just forgot to record it to watch later - then I have no qualms ab...
by Hendrik
Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: P2P (file sharing)
Replies: 18
Views: 1784

P2P (file sharing)

I'd be interested to hear the opinions of the forum about the ethics of this. "It's illegal, therefore it's wrong to do it." - You are, of course, entitled to this viewpoint. If this is more or less your viewpoint, or part of it, please don't be long winded about it! It amounts to stating the obviou...
by Hendrik
Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Terrifying
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Almost as shocking is his second faux pas:

"I know (Washington Redskins linebacker) London Fletcher. We did a football camp together. So I know him.

"That's the closest thing I know to London. He's black, so I'm sure he's not from London. I'm sure that's a coincidental name."
by Hendrik
Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: US "friendly fire"
Replies: 40
Views: 3572

[referring to which post?]

Not sure simple beliefs do lead to happiness anyway. Think about the Christian right in the US, they never seem to be smiling. Hare Krishna's on the other hand...