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  Topic: NewFBTB: What Do You Want?
bluemoose

Replies: 52
Views: 31686

PostForum: Redesign, Upgrade, and Other News   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:16 pm   Subject: NewFBTB: What Do You Want?
I'd like to see the definitive SWL set reference - availability dates, prices in different countries whilst they were available, which ones were exclusives and where, packaging variants, etc., with li ...
  Topic: The nerd thread...
bluemoose

Replies: 41
Views: 25739

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:08 pm   Subject: The nerd thread...
The geek love poem is a great t Smile

Ian
  Topic: At what salary would you settle?
bluemoose

Replies: 41
Views: 24856

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:06 pm   Subject: At what salary would you settle?
If I can pay the mortgage, have enough food on the table & still have a little left over to buy interesting stuff, I'd be happy ... just so long as the work is interesting & stimulating, and t ...
  Topic: Hail to the [Miniland] Chief
bluemoose

Replies: 8
Views: 7448

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:46 pm   Subject: Hail to the [Miniland] Chief
Is it sad that I thought this was about me? Razz

I thought the same ... that maybe someone had spotted a Tyrol miniland fig ...
  Topic: Legoland Master Builder on Radio 5 (UK)
bluemoose

Replies: 1
Views: 1391

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:42 pm   Subject: Legoland Master Builder on Radio 5 (UK)
Cool.

I'm seeing Guy tomorrow Very Happy

Ian
  Topic: LUGNET... do you feel its dead or not, and do you care?
bluemoose

Replies: 29
Views: 19121

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:32 pm   Subject: LUGNET... do you feel its dead or not, and do you care?
I was not a member of Lugnet but I did read it from time to time and I actually thought it was one of the more placid/peaceful forums I ever visited. Peaceful to the point of being boring, and that I ...
  Topic: LUGNET... do you feel its dead or not, and do you care?
bluemoose

Replies: 29
Views: 19121

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:20 pm   Subject: LUGNET... do you feel its dead or not, and do you care?
LUGNET served a purpose when the online LEGO community was smaller, less confident and, dare I say, less sophisticated.

The emergence of 'special interest' communities (of which YubYub/FBTB was pro ...
  Topic: Ever been mistreated simply because of your nationality?
bluemoose

Replies: 30
Views: 8652

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:35 am   Subject: Ever been mistreated simply because of your nationality?
Most places I have been I've found the people very welcoming & approachable.

The main incident that sticks in my mind is when my wife & I visited Egypt in Feb 2002 on holiday, 5 months afte ...
  Topic: If you could live anywhere...
bluemoose

Replies: 47
Views: 13629

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:01 pm   Subject: If you could live anywhere...
Monterey is kinda meh now a days.

That's a shame. I used to visit regularly & always found it a nice, welcoming city. But I haven't been there for ~3 years Sad

Ian
  Topic: If you could live anywhere...
bluemoose

Replies: 47
Views: 13629

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:59 pm   Subject: If you could live anywhere...
You're welcome to Sweden anytime Smile

Thanks. I've been to Stockholm 3 times this year; next trip will be in the first week of Feb. It looks like I'll be a regular visitor over the next couple of ye ...
  Topic: How to properly pronounce LEGO?
bluemoose

Replies: 35
Views: 20317

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:35 pm   Subject: How to properly pronounce LEGO?
"leg-oh" for me
  Topic: If you could live anywhere...
bluemoose

Replies: 47
Views: 13629

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:13 pm   Subject: If you could live anywhere...
Of the places I've been to & actually experienced ... a lot of them have been nice places to visit, or even to work there for a few weeks, but there aren't many where I'd rather be than where I am ...
  Topic: BBC interview with top LEGOLAND Windsor designer!
bluemoose

Replies: 6
Views: 2824

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:20 pm   Subject: BBC interview with top LEGOLAND Windsor designer!
They usually work with a limited number of colours; they'll order in from LEGO if they need specific colours for a specific job. They do, however, have access to particular colour/piece combinations t ...
  Topic: What's your job?
bluemoose

Replies: 59
Views: 34260

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:12 pm   Subject: What's your job?
I'm a research director with a large national (UK) organisation. I get to come up with interesting research ideas & then, most of the time, other people get to do the interesting work Sad ... but ...
  Topic: Tech Help Thread
bluemoose

Replies: 274
Views: 101303

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:37 pm   Subject: Tech Help Thread
Assuming you're running a recent copy of Windows, try running 'Disk Cleanup' (if you can't find it under 'Start > Accessories > System Tools'; IIRC it's called 'cleanmgr.exe' in the /windows/sys ...
  Topic: Mike's in the Hospital, but he's gonna be okay!
bluemoose

Replies: 77
Views: 18231

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:20 pm   Subject: Mike's in the Hospital, but he's gonna be okay!
Great to hear that you're getting better Mike.

Take care & enjoy Thanksgiving,

Ian
  Topic: What the heck do I do with 359.92 worth of Lego?!
bluemoose

Replies: 44
Views: 26785

PostForum: LEGO Star Wars   Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:09 am   Subject: What the heck do I do with 359.92 worth of Lego?!
If it was me on the receiving end of this very generous gift, I'd keep a few of the sets for myself (after all the giver wanted me to have them, right ?) and give the rest to a local 'good cause' - a ...
  Topic: More leaked '09 set pictures!
bluemoose

Replies: 101
Views: 44185

PostForum: LEGO Star Wars   Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:59 am   Subject: More leaked '09 set pictures!
Sad part about all of this is that this topic has almost twice as many views as the original RTB topic, made in 2005.

That was hardly the 'original' topic, just the earliest global announcement on ...
  Topic: Tech Help Thread
bluemoose

Replies: 274
Views: 101303

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:39 am   Subject: Tech Help Thread
Andi - "Direct Stream Copy" is the option you want; it doesn't do any recompression, it just slices at key frames, so that saving back to disk is quick. I *thought* that was the default opti ...
  Topic: Tech Help Thread
bluemoose

Replies: 274
Views: 101303

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:51 pm   Subject: Tech Help Thread
Hi Andi -

Download a copy of 'VirtualDub' (open source freeware) - it will allow you to read in DivX (and lots of other formats, but not mpeg2 in the standard version) and do simple linear editing ...
  Topic: Purple bricks/parts discontinued?
bluemoose

Replies: 19
Views: 7409

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:29 am   Subject: Purple bricks/parts discontinued?
It's my understanding that their were hoarding oodles of bricks on the off-chance that they might need them in future ... these are the bricks they've been slowing offloading onto the AFOL community t ...
  Topic: Purple bricks/parts discontinued?
bluemoose

Replies: 19
Views: 7409

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:23 pm   Subject: Purple bricks/parts discontinued?
Hang on...how are they gonna continue the Batman theme without purple (Penguin, Joker in particular)?

Maybe they don't need to make any more for a while because they've got enough in the brick stor ...
  Topic: [MOC] XR-21 Space Interceptor *Update: RAMM-Edition*
bluemoose

Replies: 21
Views: 5480

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:37 pm   Subject: [MOC] XR-21 Space Interceptor *Update: RAMM-Edition*
It immediately made me think of Syd Mead's iconic 'Spinner' from Bladerunner. I see from the comments over on Flickr that you've never watched the movie ? Shame on you !!!! Wink

Nice MOC Smile

Ian
  Topic: Tech Help Thread
bluemoose

Replies: 274
Views: 101303

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:46 pm   Subject: Tech Help Thread
When I've had similar problems in the past, 9 times out 10 the problem can be solved by simply cracking the case open, carefully pulling out the RAM & any expansion cards, & then reseating the ...
  Topic: Lego Collectors Catalogue
bluemoose

Replies: 24
Views: 7728

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:13 pm   Subject: Lego Collectors Catalogue
The soft cover version has been available for a month or so in the UK; the 'premium' hard cover version shipped from the publisher earlier this week.
http://www.fantasia-design.de/shop/product_info. ...
  Topic: First pic of 10189 Taj Mahal set!
bluemoose

Replies: 49
Views: 13284

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:48 am   Subject: First pic of 10189 Taj Mahal set!
*exactly* my thoughts Andi Smile

Unfortunately, I've now convinced myself that it is white with tan & yellow highlights Sad

Ian
  Topic: First pic of 10189 Taj Mahal set!
bluemoose

Replies: 49
Views: 13284

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:56 pm   Subject: First pic of 10189 Taj Mahal set!
Are those tan or white bricks ? At first I thought white, but now I'm not to sure - compare it to the light grey of the Death Star on the brickshelf image ...

Ian
  Topic: Metric vs Imperial
bluemoose

Replies: 59
Views: 13088

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:16 pm   Subject: Metric vs Imperial
AFAIK all military & aerospace engineering work in the US is done in metric & has been for some time. F22 ? Metric. Future Combat System ? Metric. 787 Dreamliner ? Metric. I believe the DOD ma ...
  Topic: Has anyone been to Orlando recently?
bluemoose

Replies: 10
Views: 3519

PostForum: LEGO Star Wars   Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:13 pm   Subject: Has anyone been to Orlando recently?
I was there a couple of weeks ago & didn't see it. There was a birthday party going on in the store, & they had a load of sales stock out, so it might have been moved out of the way.

Ian
  Topic: Tech Help Thread
bluemoose

Replies: 274
Views: 101303

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:05 pm   Subject: Tech Help Thread
Andi - I assume you're using the default Gnome user interface ? Check what keyboard identity has been set - often it defaults to a US keyboard layout, which will be different from a German or UK layou ...
 
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