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Comment Almost like Telegram (Score 3, Informative) 166

Telegram has had desktop apps (including Linux) for a while now, including the obligatory web front end which I find invaluable at work. It says Whatsapp isn't popular in Europe? I don't know about the mainland but everyone I know in the UK uses Whatsapp, technical and non-technical alike. Telegram is slowly being pushed onto my friends, but critical mass is a hard thing to break.


Comment Re:Small things forgiven... (Score 2) 256

Eu4 is an amazing game that ive sunk nearly 800hrs into, HOI4 is coming out soon and I don't know about PI as a publisher but as a dev house they always release DLCs with a free update (that is paid for by the DLC buying people). Its a very good system that sees games like Crusader Kings 2 still getting updates about 2yrs after it came out.

Comment Love Linux? Love Paradox Interactive (Score 2) 256

Their Linux support since Steam on Linux became more then a fever induced dream I had once has been excellent. As publishers go theyve been amazing. So yeah, Skylines is on Linux, go grab a copy (if you play games on that platform).

1000hrs and counting for PI games on my steam, not sure if I should hate them or love them.

Comment Re:The only pure English is the language of Beowol (Score 1) 667

Ah its good to see the eth (ð) and i (æ) outside of my Icelandic studies. French did a lot of "damage" to languages all over Europe during the late middle ages, one of the reasons I'm enjoying Icelandic with no real outside influence beyond the Danish trying a little bit.

English and Old Norse were spoken along side each other for ages in Britain, especially back when we had Norse kingdoms (like Jórvik) and Danelaw. All in all, its a shame we lost some of those extra characters which as I understand it, started to happen when the printing press came out. The Dutch machines didn't have ð or so instead they'd use th, and thus began the end.

An anecdote I've come across (which might not be true) is the fact the "ye olde sweet shop" should in fact be "e olde" but because the machines didn't have the thorn () char, they just started using y at first before using th.

Ah languages, gotta love them. Oh, if you like languages and use Linux, google for the compose key!

Comment Shame the no thanks button is broken with BT. (Score 3, Informative) 294

The sodding "no thanks" button would just not work so you had to accept the request, then log back into the BT portal to disable it again. Then it finally went.

What also finally went was my patience with BT, ordered my MAC code and migrating to Andrews and Arnold.

BT, you lost a customer over this. Idiots.

Comment Re:No it will not. (Score 1) 375

Makes sense though, all parties here saying it wont happen is designed to make it a NO vote, by saying "sure, it could happen" will make a yes much more likely to happen since its one of the biggest issues as you say with the whole thing.

We'd probably say no to it assuming a yes vote just to prove a point, but if Iceland with its 350k people can have their own currency, I'm sure Scotland can too, what could possibly go wrong.

Shame on Alex for putting his fingers in his ears and hoping something happens. Need a better plan then that mate.

Comment Should be interesting RE- Nato (Score 4, Interesting) 375

I believe Alex has mentioned before that "when" Scotland breaks free, they'll try and use their current position of being British to just seamlessly slot into NATO and the EU. I wonder if theyre allowed to stay Nuclear free zone whilst being in NATO.

More likely, the threat to remove the Nuclear weapons is a way of renting out the bases from the new English Commonwealth (or whatever us English will end up calling ourselves, most tend to coin the nUK moniker) goverment. Its a great distraction amongst the fact they'll not get a monetary union, Spain will veto their EU plans (over their own want-to-breakaway regions doing the same thing in the future).

I for one would be interested to see how an independent Scotland fares I wish them all the best, but more then anything, it will mean England finally gets their own parliament as well, kinda stupid that Scotland has power over England but not vice versa. Devo Max (if they vote No) would just make us even more jealous/angry over the whole situation. Maybe the marriage has run it course since our integration. Shame the Tories will be our government forever whilst we lose all the Labour voters north of Hadrians wall...

This was long then expected!

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