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LOL *NSFW* *The new Demote thread*

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  1. SuicideNeil

    SuicideNeil New Member

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  2. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    just noticed...isnt that the robot wars logo in your Profile Pic neil ?
     
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  4. SuicideNeil

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    Yep. Long long ago, I had planned to apply and go on the show, even had a team and the funds in place finally ( team was going to be the SuicideSquad, and I was the Captain, SuicideNeil- made sense at the time... :worried: ). Saddly, that was also the time the show jumped to channel 5 and got cancelled after 1 series of being on that channel- due to half the county not being able to receive channel 5 at the time ( before freeview ) + it being a new channel, so viewing figures went through the floor ( it was the highest viewed show on bbc2 at the time, along with RedDwarf ).

    I never got my chance to appear :( One day I might build a bot and enter into the 'underground' robot fighting circuit- there are a couple organisations that run events around the country and have all the management and safety stuff sorted out properly, just like the tv series...


    EDIT: tell you something else demote- for some reason the dailmirror page on facebook has an article trending about Tony Hart dying; he died in 2009. Now I see people saying RIP Tony Hart all over the place; wtf? :rolleyes:
     
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  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    When I was at primary school we build a robot for the competition and we did qualify, sadly before we got to the televised bit we had motor problems and the replacements we had bumped us over the weight limit and we couldn't get it back under the limit in time, so we got DQ'd...
     
  6. SuicideNeil

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    That sucks- need to carry an angle grinder and just lop parts off until it was light enough. :lol:

    I still laugh when I think about the grand final of series 1- they just chucked all 6 bots into the arena together, ignoring the fact that 5 were 50-80KG heavyweight bots and one was a 10KG lightweight, :D Good old days...

     
  7. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Yup, TV companies are good at killing successful series to pander to mediocrity. One of the most watched afternoon programmes on ITV was Bad Influence: a decent programme about computer games. It was canned basically because the then executive director didn't like video games.
     
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  8. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Dr Who went off air for very similar reasons in the 1996. Then BBC Director-General Michael Grade didn't like SciFi.
    Thus was born the manic-depression-inducing Eastenders.
     
  9. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    Do you remeber the cheats section where you would record a minute long bit at the end of the show and then play it back slowed down to read the cheats... awesome!
     
  11. SuicideNeil

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    JaccoW Overspender on keyboards

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    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    trying to cut down a 300 page PDF file for the 30 or so bits i actually need

    unforunatly due to it being a PDF i cant edit the damned thing, so i have to copy - paste writing, and then find the images ( as copy / paste simply turns them black )

    /sigh
     
  14. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Not even in Acrobat Pro?
     
  15. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    maybe, but its a one off project so i dont really see the point in paying for something i will only really use the once then un-install and not use again
     
  16. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Have you got a copy of the PDF that I could try something with?

    I might be able to at the very least make an editable word document out of it...
     
  17. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    well i just finished, didnt notice your message till i returned to bit tech

    i simply played some loud ( headphone) music and burned the midnight oil
     
  18. SuicideNeil

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    That is the main thing about PDF, the inability to simply edit it like a word document or pages of pictures ( jpeg or whatever ), need to have £££ software or find some magic way of converting it to a different, easily editable format.
     
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    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    There is some freeware that will split a .PDF document up into the pages you want.
     
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    Chairboy I want something good to die for...

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