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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #480 on: February 09, 2019, 02:26:43 PM »
For years, I thought the headphone socket on the Playstation 4 controller was just for some specific headset. However, it turns out that you can plug in any old pair of headphones and it bluetooths all the sound over. No more playing games at night with the volume turned way down for me.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #481 on: February 09, 2019, 02:27:28 PM »
That's an ace discovery isn't it!

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #482 on: February 09, 2019, 11:39:03 PM »
That's an ace discovery isn't it!

I only clocked that a few weeks ago n all

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #483 on: February 10, 2019, 02:07:08 AM »
Willem Dafoe and William H Macy aren't the same person.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #484 on: February 10, 2019, 07:41:03 PM »
'Pinterest' is not pronounced (Harold) 'Pinter-rest' but 'Pin-trest', apparently.

Now, I'm going to really expose myself as a thicko.

I've just found out 'sonar and 'laser' are acronyms.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #485 on: February 10, 2019, 08:06:25 PM »
Timmy Mallett’s real name is Timmy Mallett.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #486 on: February 10, 2019, 08:11:56 PM »
It's pronounced Mal-é.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #487 on: February 10, 2019, 09:54:18 PM »
'Pinterest' is not pronounced (Harold) 'Pinter-rest' but 'Pin-trest', apparently.

That’s shit for cunts.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #488 on: February 10, 2019, 09:54:41 PM »
'Pinterest' is not pronounced (Harold) 'Pinter-rest' but 'Pin-trest', apparently.

Presumably it's pronounced the same way you pronounce "interest" but with a "P" at the start. Which could go either way, I reckon. (Although according to the OED, which supposedly gives the RP pronounciation, it's "in-trist," which is bonko.)

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #489 on: February 10, 2019, 10:23:43 PM »
It's pronounced Mal-é.

descended from Huguenots, they were French protestants

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #490 on: February 10, 2019, 11:27:27 PM »
“We Didn’t Start the Fire” is not the same song as “Dancing in the Dark”.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #491 on: February 11, 2019, 07:26:26 AM »
A 'loft apartment' is a style of flat, often in a converted factory, and isn't necessarily in the actual loft/attic/whatever you want to call the top floor or roof space of a building.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #492 on: February 11, 2019, 09:06:19 AM »
A 'loft apartment' is a style of flat, often in a converted factory, and isn't necessarily in the actual loft/attic/whatever you want to call the top floor or roof space of a building.

Indeed.  I think that Seth Brundle's place of residence/lab in The Fly is a loft apartment.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #493 on: February 11, 2019, 09:41:27 AM »
For years, I thought the headphone socket on the Playstation 4 controller was just for some specific headset. However, it turns out that you can plug in any old pair of headphones and it bluetooths all the sound over. No more playing games at night with the volume turned way down for me.

Similarly, being able to plug headphones into a monitor and play sound through a graphics card seems like magic to me

Also, since a mains plug is supplied, I didn't know you could power a Fire TV just from a USB port.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #494 on: February 11, 2019, 09:58:31 AM »
“We Didn’t Start the Fire” is not the same song as “Dancing in the Dark”.
It basically is.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #495 on: February 11, 2019, 06:31:11 PM »
The second ‘v’ in the thread title is a lower case Roman 5.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #496 on: February 11, 2019, 06:37:30 PM »
A 'loft apartment' is a style of flat, often in a converted factory, and isn't necessarily in the actual loft/attic/whatever you want to call the top floor or roof space of a building.
Why not? That's silly. "Here's my loft apartment, not in the loft."

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #497 on: February 11, 2019, 06:47:40 PM »
Indeed.  I think that Seth Brundle's place of residence/lab in The Fly is a loft apartment.

Yeh and that guy in Driller Killer.
A lot of New York artists have them, so the films lead us to believe.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #498 on: February 11, 2019, 08:19:02 PM »
Yeh and that guy in Driller Killer.
A lot of New York artists have them, so the films lead us to believe.

They’re quite common in North America. The Fly is set in Toronto and Brundle lives in one.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #499 on: February 12, 2019, 12:49:39 AM »
For years, I thought the headphone socket on the Playstation 4 controller was just for some specific headset. However, it turns out that you can plug in any old pair of headphones and it bluetooths all the sound over. No more playing games at night with the volume turned way down for me.

Fuck, yeah I thought the same, assumed a giant keyboard and dance mat could be connected.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #500 on: February 12, 2019, 12:53:53 AM »

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #502 on: February 12, 2019, 08:41:21 AM »
Ants.

Is he the one on the right or the left?

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #503 on: February 12, 2019, 10:45:15 AM »
The lyrics for This Wheel's On Fire is:

Best notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode!

Not:

There's no defying my next of kin
This wheel shall explode!

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #504 on: February 12, 2019, 10:55:37 AM »
Why not? That's silly. "Here's my loft apartment, not in the loft."

I know, I thought the same, but I was watching something American the other day and there was an old building that had been converted into the kind of vast flats you only ever see in something American, and it was described as being ''all lofts now'', which didn't sound right to me as I believed a building could only have one loft, but I was wrong. It's just the term ''loft-style'' (large, open plan, vaguely industrial looking) has been shortened to loft, so you don't live in a loft-style apartment anymore, you live in a loft. Which probably isn't actually a loft.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #505 on: February 12, 2019, 11:03:59 AM »
Anyone who lives in loft can get in grave.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #506 on: February 12, 2019, 11:32:06 AM »
This wheel shall explode!

Or "this will surely explode" as I had previously thought, up until this very moment.  Not too bright, me.

I know, I thought the same, but I was watching something American the other day and there was an old building that had been converted into the kind of vast flats you only ever see in something American, and it was described as being ''all lofts now'', which didn't sound right to me as I believed a building could only have one loft, but I was wrong. It's just the term ''loft-style'' (large, open plan, vaguely industrial looking) has been shortened to loft, so you don't live in a loft-style apartment anymore, you live in a loft. Which probably isn't actually a loft.

Americans also call the roofs of their buildings "the basement".

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #507 on: February 12, 2019, 12:23:22 PM »
Or "this will surely explode" as I had previously thought, up until this very moment.  Not too bright, me.

We should do a cover version based on both of our shite versions. 

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #508 on: February 12, 2019, 04:39:09 PM »
The lyrics for This Wheel's On Fire is:

Best notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode!

Not:

There's no defying my next of kin
This wheel shall explode!

The first version of that song I heard was the Siouxsie and the Banshees version and I heard the lyric as "dismembered by my next of kin".

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #509 on: February 13, 2019, 09:08:04 PM »
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