So I've mentioned a couple of times in the sunday chat threads that I've been teaching myself game development by way of Unity3D. Well, after some 5 months or so of some fairly hard graft I'm all done. I won't say it was easy but it's definitely doable and enormously enjoyable.
I released the game on Friday and am delighted to see the positive reviews come in. It's free to download and play but if anyone wants to get the full game just message me and I'll sort you out with a promo code.
PS. Mods approved me posting this
EDIT: Jaaaaaaysus! Did not expect a response like this at all. Legends the lot of ye!
Link to the App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.covidtracker.hse
They have even published the code to GitHub to encourage other countries to adopt it
IOS link : https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/covid-tracker-ireland/id1505596721
Why is West Belfast labelled as QUB? That university is in South Belfast and isn't politically affiliated.
What are you trying to say?
edit:: Nevermind, figured it out: You've edited this, and rather badly, to make a political statement. Well done you. Except it's shit.
This is from the Ball Guide 2015, which is a little booklet TCD students get handed out when they buy tickets to their end-of-year ball. Full link here, story in question is on page 7.
What the fuck, Trinity?
It's embarrassingly bad.
It's a series called "The Vampire Knitting Club"
They're silly fluffy nonsense and I need a bit of fluffy nonsense this year.
Little bit more detail on the Amazon listing for the same projector
> Comfortable color quality and brightness. Native 540p, 1080p Full HD supported with up to 150 Color Lumens and TI DLP LED light source. Adjust the focus thanks to the side wheel.
So it outputs at 540p and supports input of up to 1080p - whoever summarised it for Lidl just made a balls of it by combining the two into one spec
> ethnic minority
A group of people of a particular race or nationality living in a country or area where most people are from a different race or nationality
They aren't racially different than us Irish people. They aren't culturally different either unless you consider a life of crime and unfinished education a culture.
They are by no means different from us other than how they live and with many of them living in a house these days, they aren't even different that way.
Hello I am an entrant into the Young Scientist Competition and as part of my project I conducting a survey of irish people's opinion on nuclear energy and would appreciate everyone's feedback. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9YQYQ8Y
Is saw a yank in Cancun wearing a stupid t-shirt like this the basically said 'if this flag (American) offends you, I'll help you pack your bags to leave'..
Like what the fuck is up with Americans and these stupid t-shirts?
Edit: found the t shirt
Simply put, I hate it - I'd rather go back to the world of a few years ago where everything was a micro-transaction, at least I knew what I was getting.
It's an insidious practice that preys on minors with "gambling*-light*" and also to those prone to problem gambling.
I've read this book on how video poker/slot machines are designed to foster addiction - all/most lootbox systems in games use similar tactics - especially the "near miss" tactic where it shows you almost got an epic/legendary item (but didn't)
To add insult to injury, game publishers are forcing designers to build their games around micro-transaction economies, normal "free" progression in many games is screwed now - it end's up being a "reach deeper into your pocket for a chance at the full experience" situation.
It's actually pretty cool that they'd translated it to Gaidhlig. Looks like it's a volunteer translation so I wonder where that can get started and why hasn't it been started for Irish?
EDIT: Actually I've found it! It's just that it's only 30% complete so it's not available in settings yet.
It does work. It requires a change of perspective: Think of it—who really wants to have smog (looking at you, Bejing) or water pollution? Who doesn't want secure streets?
That's where 'my country first' is perfectly acceptable. For example, I'm glad my country is playing a lead role in renewable energy.
Seriously though, what skyline? Dublin has a bunch of similar sized building that also look alike.
Washington DC protects the skyline because it has buildings like the White House, the Capitol building and monuments all over the place and it wants to keep them prominent. But it also allows building up in other parts of the city. Same with Edinburgh.
Dublin has a great number of building but none of them have particular prominence. The Central Bank sort of sticks out but it's kinda ugly too. But what really sticks out in Dublin is the Convention Centre and Samuel Beckett bridge. In other words the modern buildings.
There are so many modern cities in Europe where you are walking around one area surrounded by glass towers and 20 minutes down the road you are in an Old Town that looks like a fairy tale. I don't know anywhere like that in Dublin. Maybe a few places that could fill in for the dirty streets of Victorian London, if you were filming.
If you are referencing "Guess how much I love you", with the two bunnies, they have printed an Irish version if the book. [Here on Amazon.](tomhais méid mo ghrá duit (guess how much i love you in irish) (irish edition) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0763665703/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_egwACb5DSPPT8)
I have a copy somewhere for my daughter, I can attempt to locate it and copy that particular line for ye. No promises, but I can give it a go. Let me know.
There have been thousands of reports from reliable and reputable people within the military, NASA, astronomers, scientists, pilots and lay people from around the world over the past few decades that have no reason to lie (in most cases they report the incidents despite ridicule and potentially damaging their careers), backed up by evidence
NY Times reporter Leslie Kean, who broke the most read story on NY times last year about the 2004 incident that the pentagon were looking in to, has written an incredibly well-researched book about the phenomenon with exhaustive details featuring first person reports from across the globe. It is worth reading before you make up your mind about the occurance
True the field attracts cracked types and more often than not videos that we see on youtube are hoaxes and poor ones at that, but look beyond the bullshit and read actual articles from the French and Chilean government who research such incidents and it will astound you.
The Americans shape the global attitude to the phenomenon - possibly because it shows their incapacity to handle and understand at - and that attitude is one of dismissiveness and ridicule. Fair enough too, if you are the global superpower with complete autonomy over the skies, you don't want to admit you've got a situation you cannot explain. Better to investigate it privately and publicly ridicule it
Ultimately we have no idea what it is, could they be a modern myth as CJ Jung hypothesised in his book "Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies", similar to religious visitations through the years but seen through the prism of our scientific world view, or could they be interdimensional beings as French computer scientist Jacques Valle posits.
fuck knows, but it is interesting just a pity you can't talk about it without being seen as a lunatic.
I bought this one last year and it's one of the best purchases I've made.
The apartment is so much more pleasant to be in now. I bought a humidity meter before I bought the dehumidifier and the room was regularly at 80% which is outrageous. Fucking shit Irish apartments... Now it's 40-50%
The amount of water it gets out of the air compared to the cheapo Aldi one I had before is insane.
They abolished slavery 151 years ago.
They didn't outlaw discrimination based on race until about 52 years ago.
>So what are they giving out about?
And yet still have segregation
and shooting kids.
Do really think things changed the moment they ended slavery?
Of do fuck off MyTaxi, formerly Hailo, soon to be Free Now, eventually to be known as 'gone from the Irish market in a couple of years because they couldn't milk the market like they assumed they would'
E: Just looking at the alternative taxi apps for Dublin i found this exists - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.osds.cabs2
>'Ireland’s taxi driver check app is a new service from the National Transport Authority that allows taxi users to verify that the vehicle they are about to hire has been registered correctly and that the driver has the appropriate licence to operate the vehicle. Users can search by the car registration number, the vehicle taxi licence number, the driver licence number or by scanning appropriate QR codes'
E: in order to delete your account you must contact MyTaxi directly
Seriously, get yourself a cheap 12v air compressor. You really should have one in the car at all times anyway, and while it's a cheap thing and probably won't last for ages, it works fine for topping up the tyres from time to time as well as for emergencies.
for Android there's an app called Prepay Credit that hooks up to your my3 account and will remind you before it runs out, Have been using it for couple of years, pretty handy
I was looking at windy and pressed play and could once again see Ireland and the British isle taking the brunt out of the storm, as I often do, so thank you for that. Oh and I hope your prepared.
If only someone would invent some sort of mesh screen that one could place over a window that would let air through but keep files, wasps, and moths out...
People should use the gps map app waze as it allows you to see and report all sorts of road conditions such as weather and Gardaí checkpoints.
Have you read "The Shock Doctrine". Its easier to push through crazy laws that reduce personal freedoms when people are afraid of one thing or another. It would be interesting to look back at France in a few years and see what went on during their extended period of emergency. Lots of secret stuff done under the guise of preventing terrorism. maybe I'm just getting too cynical
I actually listen to this podcast, where they take conspiracy theories apart. It's really interesting. I'm actually a cynic, but love reading and listening to stuff about it.
Conspiracy Theories https://player.fm/series/conspiracy-theories
A bit expensive, but your coffee will be hot and wonderful for 12 hours straight. this thing is magical.
I found this picture in John Banville's book Time Pieces: A Dublin memoir. The fella had some kind of encampment near the Booterstown bird sanctuary.
"a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition" ( https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascism )
Fascism falls under right-wing politics (Both of those support the idea that "certain social orders and hierarchies are inevitable, natural, normal, or desirable", and will "naturally" occur in the so-called "free"-market).
Hierarchy and inequality are seen as aspects of right-wing politics & fascism, as those ideas hold that hierarchies and inequality naturally occur.
Being anti-immigration (immigration; which so many actual Irish people have relied on for centuries) and anti-democracy further supports the inequality which many people face, as it means that even with hard-work, they will simply never have the opportunity to climb up the artificial hierarchy thought of by fascists.
He said "I never heard that. I can't confirm it." He's not saying the attacker didn't say it, he's saying that he personally didn't hear it.
As it so happens, BBC News just played the interview I had seen again and I managed to get the witness's name; Clarke Rothwell. Here's his account in an interview in the Telegraph:
> “All the time as he was reloading he was stabbing her again and again on the ground in her body and shouting ‘Britain first! Britain first! Britain First’. He was shouting ‘Britain first!’ again and again as he stabbed her again and again.”
The Guardian interviewed another witness named Graeme Howard:
> Graeme Howard, 38, who lives in nearby Bond Street, said the man shouted “Britain first” before shooting the MP.
> He said: “He was shouting ‘Britain first’ when he was doing it and being arrested.”
So that's at least two witness who have gone on the record saying it. Have I spelt this out sufficiently for you now?
Sounds like you have a touch of Seasonal affective disorder (SAD). If it's affecting you, you should drop into your doctor. It can get pretty bad, I knew an Australian girl who was wrecked by it.
Amazon have gone fucking bananas in the last few months, with tons of shit being added to the hazardous list that were previously not.
An example of this is a mousemat that I bought in february of last year with no problems. Suddenly, it's a hazardous material that can't be shipped outside the UK. It's a mousemat in a cardboard tube for fuck sake. They even let me order it again, only to cancel my entire order when they discovered that it was "hazardous"
Bunch of fucking mongs
>A man who has zero previous convictions has his house searched for a matter that isn't related to child pornography.
> The massive question in my mind here is (a) who told the Garda they'd find the book and (b) was the book conveniently given to the man in anticipation of it being found?
Also, the first bit doesn't tie into the second bit. If the search wasn't related to CP, then why would anyone pick up a book from a bedside table and seize it to read and determine it was CP. Regardless of the name of the book. Would they seize a book called Kill 'em All based on the title?
Turns out it's a summary that Google automatically pulled from DMOZ.
Guardian is claiming so - they even attribute the person making the claim:
Heres the Guardian
>Graeme Howard, 38, who lives in nearby Bond Street, told the Guardian he heard the man shout “Britain first” before the shooting and during the arrest.
>“I heard the shot and I ran outside and saw some ladies from the cafe running out with towels,” he said. “There was loads of screaming and shouting and the police officers showed up.
>“He was shouting ‘Britain first’ when he was doing it and being arrested. He was pinned down by two police officers and she was taken away in an ambulance.”
up is a bit of a task, but not too bad if you're in reasonable shape. I followed the trail outlined on https://www.alltrails.com/trail/ireland/county-waterford/coumshingaun-lough-loop and didn't have a hard time, bit of leg work on the way up, but lots of people take breaks. Worth every minute of effort, pictures (which look amazing) don't even do it justice
There seems to be a lot of dissatisfaction with the "1 in 5" statistic on the anti-repeal posters.
"1 in 5" is the abortion ratio, that is the ratio of abortions to live births. That statistic is commonly used by the WHO among others. The 1 in 5 statistic is from a UK government agency. It includes the negligible number of people from outside the UK who have abortions in the UK. It doesn't represent "number of abortions per pregnancy", because "About 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. But the actual number is likely higher because many miscarriages occur so early in pregnancy that a woman doesn't realize she's pregnant." (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pregnancy-loss-miscarriage/symptoms-causes/syc-20354298).
Some people think that "abortions per pregnancy" is the figure that is more relevant to the referendum and which should be reported. (Whether either side would choose to report it on a poster is another question.) Well, it's not some mystical ineffability: we can make a pretty good estimate. "One study that followed women's hormone levels every day to detect very early pregnancy found a total miscarriage rate of 31 percent" (https://www.uptodate.com/contents/miscarriage-beyond-the-basics, citing Incidence of early loss of pregnancy, Wilcox et al, N Engl J Med. 1988;319(4):189).
So, for every 3 births, there is approximately 1 miscarriage. Therefore, the number of pregnancies is approximately 4/3 the number of births. For every 5 births there is approximately 1 abortion. Therefore, for every 5 * 4/3 ~= 7 pregnancies there is 1 abortion.
Please downvote and correct this comment if the figures are bad, and upvote if you like facts regardless of which side they may seem to support.
Anyone at NUIG in 2010? There was two articles published in the SIN (student newspaper), the first called How to get the Shift and the second How to get from The Shift the to the Ride Sin Volume 12 Issue 2 page 7 (there is even a letter from me in that issue! Pure coincidence).
Anyway, the article was artocious, demeaning and generally horrid. It launched a shitstorm at NUIG. IIRC, there were calls to shut down the paper. The following issue (page 5) had a letter from a load of the professors calling the article "sexist and mysoginistic" and criticised the editors.
I can see why people would think there was rape implied in the above, and I wouldn't be surprised to see similar blowback on it publication.
So scary. Doors won't open under water pressure. Side windows are tempered glass and are near unbreakable. The car seems built to drown you. It's a wonder they've not enforced a lever in the car to snap the windows in such an event given this kills people every year.
For anyone that's worried about this (thankfully unlikely) tragedy happening to someone they love, you can buy one of these on amazon for a tenner:
Here's a video demo:
Don't be surprised. Once you start looking at Renua as a ploy to make FG look better than they are, while pretending to attack corruption it actually makes sense. They also get to smear Sinn Fein without FG looking dirty. There's method to their madness, and it looks like they won't be challenged by our "paper of record". Look at some of the gormless wank in this article: "There are variations on the idea, including the concept of a negative income tax, put forward by Milton Friedman in his 1962 book Capitalism and Freedom." Hahahaha.
Look at the links on the left:
>"Analysis: Renua Ireland think-in provides actual thinking"
>"Lucinda Creighton: Sinn Féin stance doesn’t hold water"
Another example: Lucinda's shit about how she'll talk to Noirin O Sullivan about the destroyed evidence is regurgitated as is - no mention of the lack of records kept by the Taoiseach, the Attorney General, the Minister for Justice and the Secretary General of the Government, no mention of Noirin's own bullshit appointing her husband to "Operation Mizen" or the appointment of high ranking Gardai to investigate themselves.
I have been using Private Internet Access for the last while and found it to be good. It's $7 per month, or $40 for the year (which works out well under your €5 a month). They have an Android app, as well. The speed is a bit hit and miss sometimes, but often changing where you are connected to can sort that out. They have servers in something like 20 countries, including this one, so you have plenty of options. They also claim not to log any traffic.
Alternatively, any VPN provider should work with an Android app called OpenVPN Connect. Once you find a VPN that you like, that should sort you out, if it doesn't have an Android app.
There was another thread on here I think a few weeks back about this kind of thing as well. I'll see if I can find it.
I've been learning to make maps for fun over the last year, and decided to try Waterford as my latest. I made this using OpenStreetMap® data and did the colour adjustment in QGIS and Photoshop.
Buzzfeed is a farce & who knows if alleged salacious carry-on is true. Although seeing as the POTUS-elect:
Mocked a disabled reporter/Told steel workers he's bring back their jobs/Accused Cruz's auld fella of shooting JFK/Let John McCain know he prefers soldiers who 'didn't get caught'/Encouraged Japan, S.Korea & Saudi Arabia getting nuclear weapons/Proposed a blanket ban on US entry for an entire faith etc etc
..it's now hard to distinguish reality from fiction for Donald. The wee-wee report is as yet unsubstantiated but it's origin isn't exactly JOE.ie
The clue is in the name: tropical.
They're exclusive to tropical and sub-tropical regions. They're much more destructive than our usual Winter storms (European windstorms) and need sea surface temperatures of 26.5*C to survive. When this storms moves over SSTs cold than that, it will weaken lose its tropical characteristics, such as: thunderstorms, torrential rain, destructive winds like we've never seen before in this country and one thing you'll notice is that it will be very warm and humid when this tropical storm make landfall - that's why you see Americans wearing shorts and tee-shirts in videos of hurricanes.
This chart shows the current SSTs and where the minimum threshold for tropical storm sustainability is: https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/ocean/cdas-sflux_sst_atl_1.png
European windstorms are cold weather storms, they are most frequent and powerful during the height of Winter (December/January). People often conflate the two because they both bring wind and rain and because of sensationalist tabloid journalism hyping up these storms for click-bait articles.
YOu can read more here. European windstorms fall under into the "extratropical cyclone" category listed in No. 1 on this link: https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/subtropical.asp
I checked their style guide and couldn't see anything on Northern Ireland in paticular, but here is what they say on the term Ulster:
>Avoid if possible but acceptable in headlines to mean Northern Ireland, which in fact comprises six of the nine counties of the province of Ulster
Here is what they say on Ireland.
>Ireland, Irish Republic
not Éire or "Southern Ireland"
Interestingly, here is what they say on the term Great Britan
>England, Wales and Scotland; if you want to include Northern Ireland, use Britain or the UK
And here is what it says on the term mainland
>should not be used to refer to Great Britain in reports about Northern Ireland
In case you don't know what a style guide is, it is a set of guidelines a paper uses to remain consistant in typing words that might be ambigious to spell (is it email, e-mail, e mail, Email or eMail) and sometimes to remain politically correct. So the correction is just them clarifying they deviated from the style guide and it is not how they want to refer to Britain in reporting for what ever reason. You can see the style guide here.
More interesting points. Their style guide on UK, Britain.
>These terms are synonymous: Britain is the official short form of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Used as adjectives, therefore, British and UK mean the same. Great Britain, however, refers only to England, Wales and Scotland. Take care not to write Britain when you might mean England and Wales, or just England – for example when referring to the education system. See Scotland
On Irish Travellers
>initial caps, as they are recognised as a distinct ethnic group under race relations legislation
As someone who wears plugs 5 nights a week for 6 years.
These type are the best available and each pair can last 2-3 months. (Put them in a cheap UV phone sterilizer after each use).
Plus they are 'custom' each time. Just hold them in hand for 2 mins to soften.
Here is a great book on the subject it's a bit depressing but well worth a read for anyone who is interested in Ireland's natural environment.
Whittled Away: Ireland's Vanishing Nature https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1848893108/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_x7xCCb3ZSBESM
>How was the TCD survey conducted
According to this, it was conducted by use of surveymonkey.
In particular, this:
The survey questions, while not particularly leading, gives considerable latitude for an "other" category, which later would have to be quantified by the surveyors. This is a flaw and reduces the empirical nature, I would argue.
While the survey itself isn't particularly leading, the advertising to the survey is.
Phrases like: "this topic isn't talked about enough" and "if the survey affects you in a negative way" and so forth. Already prepping it with this "triggering slant", unnecessarily, as practically every PTSD expert states such warnings are ultimately harmful, not helpful.
More disturbing, the sample size isn't randomly selected. You opt in to the survey. This is going to skew the results.
Then, of course, it's available to anyone. That's going to harm the result. I'm not a TCD student and I could have completed the survey, as it was posted on their facebook, as it would seem.
Further, nothing stops me from doing the survey over and over again, skewing the result. I would highly suspect that this would have been done, as a flat 25% is conflict-region high.
Edit: I would also suggest that it may be likely, that those who offered the survey had a bias as to the result they wanted or suspected, just by the facebook post. The lead in is particular bizarre for a proper survey, I think anyway.
Cambridge dictionary definition of "magnanimous": very kind and generous towards an enemy or someone you have defeated
Oxford dictionary definition of "magnanimous": Generous or forgiving, especially towards a rival or less powerful person
That shared link is expired, here's another: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/reporters-sue-news-outlet-over-plagiarism-wzc5vp782?shareToken=82968511fff0fe5ad4aaf331a9b5d68f
Edit: for when that one expires here's the full article. https://vgy.me/5tE2Qk.jpg
Yeah, I was thinking the same. Aim towards using Scratch and S4A to program Arduino boards or something, but not a device that at best would be used as a reference tool and worst, a distraction.
That article is nonsense. It opens with:
> In his article, John Martin writes “The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625
Which is funny, cause James II wasn't born until 1633. Time travelling slave traders. Clearly the person who wrote that hasn't even looked at Wikipedia, yet alone done any serious research.
This from an actual history, conclusively shows that the black slaves in USA had it much worse than Irish indentured servitude.
There are too many anti-black activists in USA, and nationalists in Ireland, who want to pretend that either (i) they blacks didn't have it so bad or (ii) the irish were really, really, really opressed.
"Simon McGinley of Connaughton Road in Sligo"
This is Connaughtan Road.
And the McGinleys are a notorious family around Sligo
Ok Father, so who is responsible for all the suicides of children attending Catholic schools? can you also explain the difference between "self harm" and religious flagellation? http://www.britannica.com/topic/flagellation
I encourage everyone to listen to the interview in context. It's much more nuanced than the article suggests. His point was that's it's more difficult for young people now but it was never easy, which is true.
However, I do think he doesn't fully grasp the fact that even when interest rates were significantly higher, mortgage repayments as a % of the average income were lower and deposits were substantially lower.
Probably someone got hold of an old dump of email and passwords, I doubt you have anything to worry about. I'd change passwords again to be sure though and make sure no other accounts have the same password as the one they mention.
Throw your email in here to see what comes up:
Think about using a password manager like lastpass too, they're great.
Yeap, it took keeping data on Ireland's children until they were 30 before most people noticed, or cared.
I don't understand why people don't realise that one data-grab is enough to jeopardise a person's privacy forever.
Nevermind the whingers complaining about not getting job interviews, after they've pasted their personal shite on Facebook & Twitter for the whole world's HR departments to see.
What do people think HR departments use to screen potential candidates - check their horoscopes?
One moron I know claims he doesn't care about privacy because, you've guessed it, he has "nothing to hide".
Apart from his drug dealing conviction which is still searchable, and easily falls under the 'right to be forgotten'. I got bored enough listening to him, I didn't bother telling him.
Sometimes I think they only way Irish society will cop on is if everyone's private details are uploaded to billboards.
Don't get me started on android app permissions, and off-the-shelf home automation solutions. Let people who don't care about privacy laws have those. They deserve to have their every domestic move monitored in their real names.
Give everyone else: https://home-assistant.io/
John is an old lecturer of mine, he's a gent.
It's actually really easy to use the algorithm he used yourself, I am doing up a book for my old lad and grandmother for Christmas with a load of old family photos. You can find details here
Here you go:
That's from the open source Stellarium - runs on nearly all PCs.
Great program for anyone new, or familiar with the night sky:
Here's a link to the Irish course. Click "notify me when available".
I believe they are planning to release Irish and Dutch at the same time in about a week. That will make them the 6th languages to be added to Duolingo for English speakers.
I'd second BitWarden.
I'd also recommend using 2 factor authentication where possible. Try not to use text messages, especially for anything important. Google Authenticator, or Authy are good.
The app generates a code every minute or so. When you log into say Twitter with your username and password it will then ask you for the code from your Authenticator app. Type in the 6 digit code, click "remember this device" if you don't want to have to do that every time you log in, and away you go.
Wacom are excellent.
Think about getting an additional monitor to watch video tutorials on while you are working in an Adobe package on your laptop screen. It makes it a lot easier as you don't have to flip tabs while doing exercises/work and you can pause the vid.
The Adobe TV tutorials are excellent (apart from some insufferable Yank accents and golly gee attitudes).
Edit: Books I like are 'Graphic Design School' publisher: Thames and Hudson and 'Universal Principles of Design' publisher: Rockport
Edit 2: Check out /r/graphic_design
This is the one I used to study for mine https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.swift.itheorie.ie&hl=en
Sat in a cafe drinking coffee and going over the quizes for 2 hours before the test and passed.
Theory test can still throw out some bullshit questions though, I had one about "According to X report in 2015, how many road accidents were caused by drunk drivers?" Like just fuck off with that shit RSA.
Dara O'Briain is know for the news panel show from the UK, eh, of course, eh. I've watched Father Ted as a kid in the 90s, I'm fairly sure.
I've recently stumbled cross The Young Offenders thanks to a tip on /r/ireland/top?sort=top&t=all, which seemed like an interesting, more candid view of local Irish culture, but those others sounds interesting, I'll Google them.
Some others that you might find interesting:
•9 - Amazon.co.uk (they don't have an Irish website)
•13 - Netflix
•16 - Boards.ie (thought that was hardly used anymore)
•18 - BBC.com
•22 - AIB
•30 - Pornhub
• 33 - Daft.ie
They're not just promising increases in spending, some of the changes are radical.
Ya, the figures are available, insofar as an opposition party has the ability to calculate them. The plan is costed, you can see the details in the link.
Should also be borne in mind when talking about costing proposals, that the current government has proven incapable of accurately estimating the budget for the HSE and had to give hundreds of millions to it each year to supplement its budget.
DNS translates domain names to server IP addresses, so when you type an address, it finds out what server to pull the information from.
By default, you are using your ISPs DNS. They usually implement the blocks by using DNS to send you to the wrong sever address (a page telling you the site is blocked)
Google also provide a DNS server. Use these instructions and set your DNS to 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199
(The settings are the same in Windows 7/8/10)
Nothing will go wrong.. it will take you 30 seconds..
(This will only work if they use DNS to implement the block.. I'm not sure if they do.. you should probably just get a vpn. I use 'Private Internet Access', it's cheap and easy to use)
Do not use a free VPN.
I looked at WindScribe's website and they are trying to conceal their identity. Ask yourself why would they do that.
There are many legitimate, low cost VPNs you can choose from.
I run my own VPN for my family and friends. It's cheap and I can be sure nothing is logged.
This is the software I use:
If you're on 3 prepay and have an android phone then download, install and use Prepay Credit app from Damo the mad bastard it keeps track of your monthly usage, expiration of topup and any unused credit that might be expiring etc.,
already posted it there but sure i'll post it here too:
Australia and Northern Ireland
The P85D is the highest rated car in most car and consumer reports sites.
I like to drive a nice car (and a fast car), but this blew away everything I've ever gone near in terms of drive and in-car tech -- as well as service and customer support, running costs, everything. I've yet to see or hear of a car that's better all round.
Letters of Lord Chief Baron Edward Willes to the Earl of Warwick 1761
"The cyder of this country is I think in general equal to the
Devonshire cyder, and that made from the Cagogee apple is the finest
liquor I ever drank. It has the strength of the Stire without its very
Arthur Young - A Tour of Ireland 1776-1779
"This country is famous for cyder-orchards, the cakagee especially,
which is incompararably fine. An acre of trees yeilds from four to ten
hogsheads per annum, average size, and what is very uncommon in the
cyder counties of England, yeilds a crop every year."
Edit: sourced from a discussion here.
seems to be quite the holy grail of apples for cider.
> Alexa ranks the site as the 203rd most popular website in Israel and the 1,800th most popular in the USA.
It's not the 203rd most popular website, it's the 206th in Israel according to Alexa. This places it behind porn site RedTube, so I hardly think it's a 'Major Israeli news site'.
I also checked out the statement of principles of topconservativenews.com and found these gems
They are literally segregationists.
> We also oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind, to promote non-white races over the European-American people through so-called “affirmative action” and similar measures, to destroy or denigrate the European-American heritage, including the heritage of the Southern people, and to force the integration of the races.
And everything that's wrong with this.
> (6) The traditional family is the basic unit of human society. We believe in the traditional family as the basic unit of human society and morality, and we oppose all efforts by the state and other powers to weaken the structure of the American family through toleration of sexual licentiousness, homosexuality and other perversions, mixture of the races, pornography in all forms, and subversion of the authority of parents.
So, you know...pinch of salt and all that.
You can get very high interest rates in many developing countries. There are two risks priced into that- (1) bank default risk and (2) currency risk.
The banks may be less stable and government guarantees may be lower than in developed countries. And even if the guarantee is there the government's own creditworthiness, to make good on that, may be less than in developed countries. So there is a risk with these that the bank goes bust and you lose some or all of your deposit. This risk was very real in Ireland coming up to 2008, and you see what happened in Cyprus where certain bank deposit holders DID have to take a haircut. So the point is, all deposits are not equally secure.
The second issue is currency risk. If you look at the ZAR to USD chart for the last ten years, you'll see that the rand was worth as much as 15c back in 2011 but is worth only 7c today. So it has lost half its value. So even with this 10% interest, you would still be down in real terms if you stuck your money in this in 2011. This isn't totally coincidental either, there usually is a correlation between high interest rates, high inflation and a devaluing currency. Not so much that you can say 100% if a bank is offering you 10% the currency is collapsing, but there is a much higher than even chance that it is.
Irish is mandatory in schools and certain professions, but unless you're planning on becoming a teacher or taking up residence in the Gaeltacht, it won't affect your everyday life.
DuoLingo has a free online tutorial that's good for learning the basics. [Note: most people just refer to it as 'Irish'.]
Hopefully it was a one off piece and has since been balanced by an article or articles that supported the scientific consensus on autism. Too often journalists, who know nothing about science, love the romantic idea of a lone maverick who up ends main stream science against opposition. But they end up promoting quack theories. It's important that journalists, who have an important role in informing the public, follow the scientific consensus not fringe theories.
In fact, the idea that autism is mainly genetic, which has robust proof from studies of identical twins, was a fringe idea in the 1970s.
Back then Dr Michael Rutter, now Prof. Sir Michael Rutter, set about investigating the genetic origins of autism, and in the late 70s he published the first of many studies that proved that autism is mainly genetic.
So in fact, what we know about autism was discovered by scientists, mainly working in the UK (some were parents of autistic children themselves), who were medical mavericks in their day.
So a journalist does not have to look for modern mavericks and contrarians, they have already done their work in the 70s and 80s, we have them to thank for what we now know about autism.
Here's a time line showing hue that National Autistic Society developed in the UK
Not shilling, but this is the thing for you.
We bought one of them for the car - it's a phone mount that sits on any car ventilator grille and you can throw on google maps. It's directly in your eyeline, so no having to glance at something that takes your eye off the road.
Google maps is free, and extremely effective. Just make sure your phone is charged before a long journey.
Invasions are a very contemporaneous thing. Without shilling, I recommend this book ...
... to illustrate how the population came and went over the last 100,000 years. Tribal invasions seem so trivial compared to what this story tells.
Look an Amazon. Currys or Argos etc are the last places I'd look as staff are clueless and always trying to coerce you into buying some shitty antivirus like Norton. Laptop with at minimum 4GB of RAM, and an i3 or i5 processor. Something like this would do you grand.
Use Parcel Motel and sign up for free Prime Trial to get it quickly and cheap as well.
These accounts are very common, and surge in activity during the election cycles in any Country. I started modding this sub around the time of the 8th amendment referendum, and it was sort of a baptism by fire in that case.
You'd think Ireland would be too small on a global scale to be worth targeting, but we get slammed as much as any other Country when it comes to our political process. While there were rumblings of this sort of activity during the last GE, I think we'll see a massive surge of it during the next one.
Sites like Reddit need to make better tools available to assist mods in actually spotting these cases. Often times, the people claiming to be Irish don't even bother to use a VPN - or if they do, it's something with an obvious lookup, like HideMyAss or the likes. When they have a more unique IP address, often it's a private VPN that multiple accounts are routing through - typically using throwaway connections, like through a mobile network.
Reddit doesn't even need to make IP viewing available to mods, or anything like that. In fact, it's probably better they don't, considering subs are self-modded and self-vetted, so it's not a good place to have that level of detail exposed.
However, they can easily allow mods to see a small warning flag if a new user is using the same IP/Browser fingerprint as multiple banned accounts on their subreddit, or if a user's geographic location is constantly changing, or if they're connecting from an IP which has already been associated with a troll farm.. etc etc.
The process right now is extremely messy, and usually results in a bunch of home-made scripts and the likes to try and uncover alt accounts being operated by one individual to spread dissent, or attempt to influence people's voting habits. Social platforms like Reddit are being used as a weapon, and there's no viable defense being offered. With how easy it is to game the platform for these purposes, it's not surprising that it's such a hot target.
I've done this before and it worked well:
Get a VPN. I've been using NordVPN for a while for personal stuff but you can use whichever you want tbh - PIA, ExpressVPN, doesn't really matter though it's best if the VPN had a lot of servers.
Change your location to US or Canada. I connect to US when these fights happen.
Get a UFC Fight Pass (7-day trial is available). It will be plenty of time just to watch the fight.
Profit. I just watch the MMA fights via UFC's official website - no lag, no buffering, no unknown streaming websites
Just pay for a VPN
I use Private Internet Access
It costs like $40 dollars for a full year. Honestly, compare that to how much you've saved from downloading (€100's, €1000's)
This app will remind you for the 20 quid a month deal. It used to keep track of the internet add-ons as well, but that stopped working recently and it looks like the app isn't still being updated.
What a pathetic reply.
Comparisons with SOPA are reasonable. While SOPA may go further than the change which Sherlock unilaterally introduced, there is common ground.
Quoting from Gizmodo:
> The beating heart of SOPA is the ability of intellectual property owners (read: movie studios and record labels) to effectively pull the plug on foreign sites against whom they have a copyright claim. If Warner Bros., for example, says that a site in Italy is torrenting a copy of The Dark Knight, the studio could demand that Google remove that site from its search results, that PayPal no longer accept payments to or from that site, that ad services pull all ads and finances from it, and—most dangerously—that the site's ISP prevent people from even going there.
At the very least, the "most dangerously" action above - forcing ISP's to block access to sites - is at the heart of Sherlock's initiative.
If it is an exaggeration to call his ministerial order "Ireland's SOPA", it is no less an exaggeration to describe the process which led up to it as a "public consultation".
> There are no munitions there
According the wikileaks:
>we have heretofore provided notification for troop transits (with
accompanying weapons), hazmat, and actual weapons/munitions,
but not non-lethal military articles.
> And to then get to Friday evening and just... park it 'til Monday? That's mad like.
They're blaming their service provider for not working on the weekend, even though they should have been well aware of that when considering them as a service provider and should have planned their migration schedule accordingly.
There is evidence that those groups typically attract small time criminals and petty gangsters and such.
There is also evidence that terrorist groups down the ages want societies to overreact to these kinds of attacks because in that reaction against innocent people from one injustice you create another which provides a cognitive opening for these groups to argue that the values of openness, freedom, inclusion and fairness don't apply to them, that they launched the attack to expose their dual standards and that the only solution to a society they aren't included in is their political solution. Terrorist groups largely use attacks to recruit.
Welcome to the wonderful world of compound interest. There are a bunch of videos over on Khanacademy.org about basic finance you should check out.
I think people should have to pass an exam on finance before going into a mortgage , there are a lot of people who wouldn't even think to crack out the calculator as you did to work out just how much money they are putting themselves in for.
It's not hitting the whole country at once. Depending on where you are in the country, it will hit at different times. At the moment I think it has started on the southern coastline. As it travels more north it will hit the rest of the country. Here is an article that shows more precise times of when the storm will hit. Windy is a fun website too because you can see an illustration of the storm and see how bad the wind will hit your area.
The closest genetic relatives of the Irish in Europe are to be found in the north of Spain in the region known as the Basque Country.
And the 5th-century warlord known as "Niall of the Nine Hostages" may be the ancestor of about one in 12 Irishmen.
Mikhail has lead a colourful life - "Concepts such as honesty and transparency not only are largely lost on Fridman, he
purposely shuns them." - PDF
Reddit runs their backend on AWS, which hosts their main european region in Ireland
I'd take a guess and say that Reddit mirrors some of their infrastructure in an EU region to improve performance across the continent.
Irish water and water charges were in both Fine Gael's manifesto and the programme for Governement. There wasn't much detail but I wouldn't say their actions were 'wide of the mark' from the promises they made.
This stuff is worse. A friend once described it as "ballbag napalm". Which is fitting.
I don't think they make it any more. But probably for the best.
I wrote a book. A Shadow upon the Harbour.
Its gotten good reviews from people who don't know me and like to read, and condemnation from people who do know me and don't read. So if you father reads a lot, it might be to his taste.
For those of you thinking I staged the coffee cup:
1. Who does that 😂
2. Here's a photo of me and my girlfriend's coffee cups that we use everyday
3. If you like these cups here they are on Amazon
Get the official theory test app - Android | iPhone
They both cost €12.99, but it's worth the money.
It's the official app and goes through every question (including every permutation on the one question, which they often do). That's how I'm studying - by taking various randomised test quizzes, checking the categories I got wrong the most, and taking quizzes on those.
Edit: Effin formatting.
Get a VPN. Not only is it good for this kind of thing, but it's really good for security on your laptop/mobile when connecting to WiFi. Crucial though that you use a legitimate service and not Hola or some shite like that. You are routing your data to a third party so you need to be confident that they are ~~not~~ security focused. I recommend Private Internet Access. Excellent speeds, 5 simultaneous connections and cheap, although it does not work well with NetFlix. If that's important you might want to look at the more expensive NordVPN.
I am using Private Internet Access at the moment. There is an option for Ireland on that. I have no complaints with the VPN. Speeds stay pretty consistent too.