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by Hekla
13 Nov 2015, 22:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Desert Bus 9 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 11747

Re: Desert Bus 9 Discussion

I was pointed in the direction of a program called 'Chatty' a couple of days ago, and it's pretty good for Twitch chat if you don't want to go down the full IRC route or want Twitch emoticons.

'Tis here: http://chatty.github.io/
by Hekla
10 Nov 2015, 13:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixth Annual Secret Santa: Sign Ups Now Closed
Replies: 128
Views: 10242

Re: Sixth Annual Secret Santa: Sign Ups Start Now

HEKLA: CONFIRMED Hmm. This is difficult. I like islands - take from that what you will. I also have an enduring fascination with Iceland. I dabble in computer stuff, delight in travelling, and have a decent appetite for reading novels (I love Ursula K. Le Guin's work at the moment). I've also just ...
by Hekla
03 Nov 2015, 15:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Late Show featured "Epic Nunchuk Fail"
Replies: 20
Views: 2848

Re: The Late Show featured "Epic Nunchuk Fail"

For those looking for the video, here it is. The clip in question is used at the very end of the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOanWjRMfLs
by Hekla
01 Nov 2015, 13:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with a Psychology Experiment
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

Re: Help with a Psychology Experiment

Song 1:4
Song 2:7
Song 3:4
Song 4:3
by Hekla
19 Oct 2015, 20:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Federal Election 2015
Replies: 283
Views: 17451

Re: Canadian Federal Election 2015

So, this was my first election in Canada, and I haven't been here that long, but I've had a decent number of political discussions with locals so far. To start off, well done Canada! You have finally 'stopped' Harper. As far as I'm concerned, that means I pretty much have to be happy with the result...
by Hekla
18 Oct 2015, 17:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Federal Election 2015
Replies: 283
Views: 17451

Re: Canadian Federal Election 2015

What electoral system you appreciate depends on what you value in results. If you can't go without a single local representative, and don't mind the national level politics being horribly skewed, then FPTP systems are probably for you. Saying they are all flawed is all well and good, but they do pro...
by Hekla
15 Oct 2015, 14:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current Musical Obsession!
Replies: 551
Views: 33948

Re: Current Musical Obsession!

Every October this is a thing for me. It's funny how the song's title makes me consider it at this time every year: Tunng-October

(sorry for the slightly odd Youtube video)
by Hekla
09 Oct 2015, 18:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Federal Election 2015
Replies: 283
Views: 17451

Re: Canadian Federal Election 2015

I'm feeling kind of left out living somewhere where I cannot vote in election season. I've never done that before. I quite enjoy voting. And Lord Chrusher, you should be able to vote in (some?) UK elections as a Commonwealth citizen - so don't feel too bad about not voting in Canada. I guess you jus...
by Hekla
02 Oct 2015, 21:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Federal Election 2015
Replies: 283
Views: 17451

Re: Canadian Federal Election 2015

It certainly made Duceppe stand out, framing everything in terms of Quebec in much the same way Plaid Cymru back in the UK always frame issues in relation to Wales (as one does as a separatist movement). I think it makes a much greater appearing of difference than there actually is. Harper being so ...
by Hekla
02 Oct 2015, 19:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Federal Election 2015
Replies: 283
Views: 17451

Re: Canadian Federal Election 2015

Well, that was the first debate I watched through, and it was moderately interesting. The most notable thing (at least in comparison to the UK debates) was that it's pretty much three politicians with roughly similar political views aside from a few key issues, against a single right-wing figure. Ha...
by Hekla
19 Sep 2015, 20:16
Forum: Video Games
Topic: LRR Minecraft Server
Replies: 6507
Views: 314716

Re: LRR Minecraft Server

Hello again! I just realised I should probably update the situation with the rail line up towards the north. This is the end of it so far - https://www.diigo.com/file/image/sapaobczcrqceaodazbscpppoc/LRRMC+Dynamic+Map.jpg So the big news (as of a couple of months ago... sorry!), is that the bridge i...
by Hekla
19 Sep 2015, 11:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The thread of win
Replies: 7651
Views: 222246

Re: The thread of win

I don't even particularly like Rugby, and am still haunted somewhat by being forced to play it in the cold damp Welsh winters in school, but that does sound exciting! With a non-European non-Commonwealth country getting very competative at Rugby, now it's cricket's turn I guess‽ I would love to see ...
by Hekla
06 Sep 2015, 13:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Runner UK Transplant
Replies: 56
Views: 2648

Re: Runner UK Transplant

Lord Chrusher wrote:Who still uses cheques anyway?


Annoyingly I could mostly do without them, but there are a few situations where they are just the most simple way of paying somebody. In my case, paying my rent to somebody to whom I can't just transfer money electronically. Otherwise, I wouldn't be too bothered.
by Hekla
06 Sep 2015, 12:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Federal Election 2015
Replies: 283
Views: 17451

Re: Canadian Federal Election 2015

I did have some lobster (in the form of a stew) just before crossing the bridge. I'm sure I'll have plenty of opportunity to eat lobster here in the next couple of years! I do quite like Charlottetown, although, much like most of North America, everything is still a bit car centric. On the other han...
by Hekla
06 Sep 2015, 07:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Runner UK Transplant
Replies: 56
Views: 2648

Re: Runner UK Transplant

Out of curiosity, what's complicated about the way things work here? I guess it's not so much complicated, although it can be, but it just costs more. To go through my list, here you have to order cheques, and it is a decent chunk of money, while in the UK I got them for free. Electronic transfers ...
by Hekla
04 Sep 2015, 11:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Federal Election 2015
Replies: 283
Views: 17451

Re: Canadian Federal Election 2015

I'm finally on PEI, so of course I'm now surrounded by political advertisements. It was pretty obvious since I crossed the border between Maine and New Brunswick that there was an election going on! And looking at the polls posted here, I'm amused by how much of a three horse race it is appearing to...
by Hekla
04 Sep 2015, 11:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Runner UK Transplant
Replies: 56
Views: 2648

Re: Runner UK Transplant

From experience, once you have a bank account in the UK, everything should be simple. Getting the account is the stumbling block for newcomers. I've just gone through setting up an account in Canada, and that was fine, but using it in useful ways (cheques, electronic transfers, using ATMs, general a...
by Hekla
25 Aug 2015, 18:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Federal Election 2015
Replies: 283
Views: 17451

Re: Canadian Federal Election 2015

Wow, that was worth the rant. The monument's placement almost seems absurd considering the opposition. And also, whatever one thinks about the appropriateness of the monument's title (which I don't think is at all acceptable) and aim, it doesn't even really fulfil that purpose in a pleasing way. The...
by Hekla
12 Aug 2015, 13:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Federal Election 2015
Replies: 283
Views: 17451

Re: Canadian Federal Election 2015

Ooh, neat! I haven't been to PEI in years. Beautiful part of the country. As to Commonwealth Citizen voting, as I understand it, you need to be registered to vote at a UK address. So I, for example, could not vote in a British election since my address is in Canada. Now... as to getting involved in...
by Hekla
11 Aug 2015, 06:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Federal Election 2015
Replies: 283
Views: 17451

Re: Canadian Federal Election 2015

As somebody moving to Canada (PEI) to study, and has studies 'politics' at university in the UK, I'm looking forward to getting my teeth into another country's elections, even if I can't vote. (A bit of trivia here: Commonwealth citizens are allowed to vote in UK general elections, but not in most o...
by Hekla
14 Jul 2015, 04:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The thread of win
Replies: 7651
Views: 222246

Re: The thread of win

This teach yourself Spanish book I bought last week is kinda helpful. What was saddening me was I would have questions and I couldn't ask my friend for answers because I didn't want to pester him. But the book explained the "v" and "b" thing. Also the áccénts. A little light. Kn...
by Hekla
09 Jul 2015, 05:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Studying Abroad - What Am I Forgetting?
Replies: 26
Views: 2027

Re: Studying Abroad - What Am I Forgetting?

As for 'something big enough to have me deported', there isn't much. If you have ever been arrested and especially if you have been convicted of a crime, that's a thing that they will probably take some interest in. You'll also be in Europe, so if you hold extremist views, you are no longer protecte...
by Hekla
08 Jul 2015, 16:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Studying Abroad - What Am I Forgetting?
Replies: 26
Views: 2027

Re: Studying Abroad - What Am I Forgetting?

I'm in a similar position, but hopping across from the UK to Canada in August/September to start a Masters programme, so I imagine this thread could also help me. So, off the top of my head, here are some of the things I've thought about (but probably still need to work out): Water, electricity, gas...
by Hekla
30 Jun 2015, 14:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Chat About Gender and How Biological Sex Isn't Real
Replies: 102
Views: 6714

Re: Let's Chat About Gender and How Biological Sex Isn't Rea

Here in the UK, I don't think I experienced non-gendered toilets until I was in university, although my last high school that I attended had non-gendered toilets for the exclusive use of the year 7s (10-11 years olds). If I remember correctly, all four primary schools, and two of the three secondary...
by Hekla
27 Jun 2015, 09:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Runner UK Transplant
Replies: 56
Views: 2648

Re: Runner UK Transplant

Well, Epping is quite local with its nice forest... if you like forests. Otherwise, you are right next to London (just outside of the M25), so everything will probably be London focused. Cheshunt is even on the newly expanded London Overground. As somebody who has lived in rural Wales and London, I ...

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