1. avatar all-is-vanity
    ...is having to sift through endless amounts of shite videos on Ye Tube. The two biggest being:

    1 - Teenage americans, who can't breath properly, trying to explain the inner workings of a professional application in less than ten minutes. Please, put some slippers on.

    2 - Users who create american drama montages to Sarah Mclachlan and Dido songs. Saunter off back to Bebo will ye.

    Fin.
  2. avatar nocturn
    I hate those videos that are montages of Japanese animes set to random songs...
  3. avatar my-angel-rocks
    [quote:808be1dddc="all-is-vanity"]2 - Users who create american drama montages to Sarah Mclachlan and Dido songs. Saunter off back to Bebo will ye.[/quote:808be1dddc]

    What were you searching for in the first place?
  4. avatar danbastard
    A particular hate of mine is videos of teenagers playing a song by whatever shite band they like on the guitar.
  5. avatar Crackity_jones
    Why are you watching this sh[b:3995c2c683][/b:3995c2c683]it? Being forced to at gunpoint?
  6. avatar babyknowsbest
    A pet hate of mine is the misuse of the word random.
  7. avatar fastfude
    Another one for the "Should have been an inside-voice but ended up on the Internets" file. I should really order another warehouse for these, the current one is full.
  8. avatar RabbBennett
    [quote:8e7115e448="fastfude"]Another one for the "Should have been an inside-voice but ended up on the Internets" file. I should really order another warehouse for these, the current one is full.[/quote:8e7115e448] :lol:
  9. avatar The_Martyr
    [quote:71dde43521="babyknowsbest"]A pet hate of mine is the misuse of the word random.[/quote:71dde43521]

    I second that emotion.
  10. avatar goatboy
    [quote:7f6f1e84e3="The_Martyr"][quote:7f6f1e84e3="babyknowsbest"]A pet hate of mine is the misuse of the word random.[/quote:7f6f1e84e3]

    I second that emotion.[/quote:7f6f1e84e3]

    Personally I don't think that's as annoying as almost everyone on the whole fucking internet saying "FTW" on an almost constant basis.
  11. avatar trepanner
    I remember when you only wrote "LOL" if you were actually laughing at a funny someone had made, as opposed to using it to replace the full stop.

    Um, last century that was though. Gawd I'm a grumpy old shite.
  12. avatar rentaghost
    Goatboy FTW!
  13. avatar ShowYourBones
    Guinea Pigs.
  14. avatar Chi-Lite
    What [i:ab876e89e2]does[/i:ab876e89e2] FTW mean?

    Fuck the Wankers?
  15. avatar tinpot anto
    I means "For The Win"

    As in you put it at the end of something you support.

    Like this

    "you watching the match tonight"
    "Aye Man United FTW!"



    It's the future.
  16. avatar Chi-Lite
    Ha mad.

    Anto, you're turning into a real expert on this jazz. :lol:
    You should be proud
  17. avatar T Entertainment
    You'll have to be changing to 'RA FTW' to keep up with the kidz.
  18. avatar nonlogic liam
    My new pet hate is women at cash machines. Have you ever noticed that they take three times longer than men to complete their transaction? Carefully reading every piece of generic bank nonsense that appears on the screen. Someday, hopefully soon, I'm going to bash one of them on the back of the head!
  19. avatar T Entertainment
    I would be lying if I said I hadn't noticed that (both the difference in time taken and you lingering around women looking like a danger to them).
  20. avatar spiceworld
    ahhh its like what the fuck but backwards
    nice manoeuvre
    WTF :wink:
  21. avatar DontPetABurningDog
    See, FTW, PWNED, all that sort of stuff are properly useful in their original environment, but extended beyond it, they just look stupid.
  22. avatar tinpot anto
    THE INTERNET?

    Also I would add that in lurgan there's a wee car place that advertised "Clean-air" air conditioning service thing.

    Someone wrote "LOL" on it. That was funny.
  23. avatar trepanner
    [quote:6b55b3f4ae="tinpot anto"]THE INTERNET?[/quote:6b55b3f4ae]

    That's a big place, so I'm taking a stab chap means online gaming.

    Although it does give me cause for smirkage that the orangemen parade "LOL" banners.. I think a parade with "LOLCAT" banners would be much better though.
  24. avatar DontPetABurningDog
    I do indeed mean within Online gaming. Much of teh Internets argot filtered out of gaming where it had a purpose, in communicating information in the minimum of time and keystrokes. The "pressure" created by limited time explains it's error-ridden nature too. Using it outside that context is much like TxtSpk. Fucking annoying.
  25. avatar luke
    When I was at school people used to write FTW on desks, but it meant Free The Weed. Sometimes you'd also get FTFW.
  26. avatar Chi-Lite
    That's it!

    I knew I'd seen it somewhere before, but that "for the win" effort just didn't add up. Something was awry. You just made that up Anto, didn't you? "For the win" like? Aye.
  27. avatar tinpot anto
    [quote:7cb820174d]I do indeed mean within Online gaming. Much of teh Internets argot filtered out of gaming where it had a purpose, in communicating information in the minimum of time and keystrokes. The "pressure" created by limited time explains it's error-ridden nature too. Using it outside that context is much like TxtSpk. Fucking annoying. [/quote:7cb820174d]

    This is really just an urban myth. That's one story of how it started but doesn't explain it's proliferation and subsequent development. It's far more mercurial than that. There are all sorts of convergent reasons for these abbreviations and L33t style number substitutions, LOLspeaks, keyboard slips etc: from evading word filters to simply appearing teh h@xxx0r in front of the n00bs. There was never a core internets group who invented it, it was never invented, it still hasn't been.

    Mostly it has a role in online communication, along with smilies, that in real life, would be served by facial expression, body language and emphasis that is continually evolving, far faster than conventional forms of communication.

    it's good craic though wha?
  28. avatar trepanner
    Try these out :

    "Good point"
    "Oh yeah, hadn't thought of that"
    "I see what you mean"
    "Thanks for the info"
    "Ah, you're right there"

    If you can get any one of them out of your head and onto the keys without your rectum prolapsing I will let the kitten I am currently holding live a while longer.
  29. avatar The enfant terrible
    [quote:87add8dbaa="nonlogic liam"]My new pet hate is women at cash machines. Have you ever noticed that they take three times longer than men to complete their transaction? Carefully reading every piece of generic bank nonsense that appears on the screen. Someday, hopefully soon, I'm going to bash one of them on the back of the head![/quote:87add8dbaa]

    I'd like to do this to people who walk slowly, especially any group of people who think it's okay to spread out across the pavement and don't leave enough room for you to walk past them.
  30. avatar Chi-Lite
    I think I've told this before, but a mnoth or so ago I got stuck in the town behind some fucker walking really slow. I was late for my bus.

    What made it worse was the fact that he was wearing a Lewis Hamilton formula one jacket and drinking a tin of Red Bull.

    Prick!
  31. avatar goatboy
    [quote:d88a9843cc="Chi-Lite"]I think I've told this before, but a mnoth or so ago I got stuck in the town behind some fucker walking really slow. I was late for my bus.

    What made it worse was the fact that he was wearing a Lewis Hamilton formula one jacket and drinking a tin of Red Bull.

    Prick![/quote:d88a9843cc]

    Couldn't you just walk around him?
  32. avatar tenrabbits
    All your base are belong to us.

    Always my favourite, as it's the only one I saw in its original incarnation.
  33. avatar Chi-Lite
    Well, if you want all the details, they were digging up the pavement, and there was only a very narrow passageway through which to walk, save getting knocked over by a bus, so I had to just hop up and down on one foot behind him. And my bus was at the stop, and I was about 100 yards or so from it, and this section of the pavement that was being dug up was probably about 80 yards in length, and his girth pretty much filled the narrow pathway, which was the only available, safe, route. Wanker!
  34. avatar blonderedhead
    [quote:ddcfb8b8af="goatboy"]
    Couldn't you just walk around him?[/quote:ddcfb8b8af]

    Good point, however he may have got a 25 second penalty though
  35. avatar tenrabbits
    [quote:eb7cc79846="Chi-Lite"]his girth pretty much filled the narrow pathway, which was the only available, safe, route.[/quote:eb7cc79846]

    So what you're saying is that the only safe route available was narrow, and filled by his girth? You cafflicks with your traditional contraception..
  36. avatar DontPetABurningDog
    No harm, anto, but I can say with absolute certainty that FTW, FTL, PWNED and the like derived out of gaming for the reasons stated. Bringing up other disparate elements of the sublanguage of t'internet that I wasn't talking about to say I'm wrong is a bit of a dick move.
  37. avatar nonlogic liam
    I also hate translink bus "drivers" who after letting on a frail old woman, me with my weekly shopping and a guy on crutches, before we were seated, hits the accelerator nearly knocking us all over and then gleefully bounces over a collection of speed ramps whilst in the gangway we resemble a bunch of sailors on the south seas. The most agonising thing about it was that I could see that mofo looking in his interior mirror and knew fully what he was doing. CU-NT!!!
  38. avatar churchwarden
    Are you annoyed by people using cash machines? By people walking in a slow fashion?

    You need [url]http://iamneurotic.com/[/url]

    (actually the cash machine at the Centra on the Ormeau is ridiculously slow as it asks an endless stream of questions while putting up adverts for mortgages etc. )

    ..and following on from the mildly irrating behaviour of others - why do people stand at a pedestrian crossing and [i:91a524ef45]not[/i:91a524ef45] press the button - just glare at the traffic in the belief that this causes the green man to appear.
  39. avatar tenrabbits
    [quote:9a78a0c6d0="churchwarden"]..and following on from the mildly irrating behaviour of others - why do people stand at a pedestrian crossing and [i:9a78a0c6d0]not[/i:9a78a0c6d0] press the button - just glare at the traffic in the belief that this causes the green man to appear.[/quote:9a78a0c6d0]

    Because a sizeable number of the buttons don't do anything - they're just there as a mental crutch to stop people running across the road.
  40. avatar Chi-Lite
    [quote:a1159c5142]why do people stand at a pedestrian crossing and not press the button - just glare at the traffic in the belief that this causes the green man to appear.[/quote:a1159c5142]


    Sometimes it does.

    Well, no, but sometimes you don't need to press the button, it changes automatically. I read that in an issue of The Vacuum. So maybe those people are expending their energy, in the knowledge that the lights will change automatically, and it is you, glaring at them from behind the wheel, that is wrong. You should have read your complementary copy of The Vacuum, when they did a special on "Walking"
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  41. avatar tinpot anto
    [quote:639a05aa79]No harm, anto, but I can say with absolute certainty that FTW, FTL, PWNED and the like derived out of gaming for the reasons stated. Bringing up other disparate elements of the sublanguage of t'internet that I wasn't talking about to say I'm wrong is a bit of a dick move.[/quote:639a05aa79]

    YOU were the first person to use FTW! weren't you? It's a shame the internet has never given you your just reward.
  42. avatar nonlogic liam
    Also do you ever notice that when your late for the 212 to Derry, and your smartcard has run out, and you have to go to the ticket office, and there's a massive que and you have three minutes til the bus leaves, that there is always some old lady in front of you counting out 15 with ten pences and pennies. The stress, the fury, the outrage, the urge to kill!
  43. avatar blonderedhead
    Or even worse someone paying with their debit card, when you've your cash in hand and you can see the bus boarding through the window
  44. avatar DontPetABurningDog
    Aye. That's [i:8018a223c3]exactly[/i:8018a223c3] what I was saying. Good of you to point it out.
  45. avatar churchwarden
    [quote:8050b93cc3]Well, no, but sometimes you don't need to press the button, it changes automatically. I read that in an issue of The Vacuum. So maybe those people are expending their energy, in the knowledge that the lights will change automatically, and it is you, glaring at them from behind the wheel, that is wrong. You should have read your complementary copy of The Vacuum, when they did a special on "Walking"

    [/quote:8050b93cc3]

    I don't glare at people from behind the wheel - I have only spotted this behaviour while walking... not that it ever unduly worried me - just thought it was curious

    However if you are ever behind the wheel of a car in a long slow moving traffic jam one the most enjoyable ways to pass the time is to look round and see how annoyed other drivers are getting - it is normally cartoon like as 90% of drivers will look really enraged...

    The "walking" issue of the Vacuum was a great education as it highligghted the strange "Omega Man" empty streets just beween annadale embankment and the lagan meadows, which I had never been aware of:

    [img:8050b93cc3]http://snap36.photobox.co.uk/9666509628bc207e4f447bef956c4c22ba53949e7f8d102eb26c7c41.jpg[/img:8050b93cc3]
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  46. avatar Chi-Lite
    That's Michael Stone isn't it?

    Either that or Mark, the wicca-fan who used to own the Arcadia Cafe.

    Isn't it?
  47. avatar tinpot anto
    Not being a deliberate smartarse about this (for a change, says he) but the idea that there was a direct source or origin point for any internet speak phrase is completely false.

    Most internet phrases are propogated by people who don't understand their meaning (normally 14 yr old boys) and use them completely out of any context, this changes the original meaning, but eventually a vague consensus understanding comes about.

    That's why I like this sort of thing, the reality is far far more interesting than it just arising from online gaming chatter.
  48. avatar churchwarden
    [quote:486b721cdd]That's Michael Stone isn't it?

    Either that or Mark, the wicca-fan who used to own the Arcadia Cafe.

    Isn't it?[/quote:486b721cdd]

    :lol:
  49. avatar trepanner
    The last words I said to Kitty before I put him in the blender were "This is Anto's fault".

    Murderer.
  50. avatar BinaryOperator
    [quote:69bc167d14="tinpot anto"]Not being a deliberate smartarse about this (for a change, says he) but the idea that there was a direct source or origin point for any internet speak phrase is completely false.

    Most internet phrases are propogated by people who don't understand their meaning (normally 14 yr old boys) and use them completely out of any context, this changes the original meaning, but eventually a vague consensus understanding comes about.

    That's why I like this sort of thing, the reality is far far more interesting than it just arising from online gaming chatter.[/quote:69bc167d14]

    Ahhhh.... but there are older sources of some of these 'tinternet speak things. If you are old enough, and geeky enough to remember the BBS (pre internet, YES THERE WAS A WORLD PRE INTERNET!) systems of old then there are many "internet" speak terms in there, and much l33t speak..indeed a lot of txt speak like terms. They predate the "online" gaming world by quite a bit.....

    I could go into this more, but I need to go and take my sanatogen and have a nice cup of (w)horlicks...
  51. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    Has anyone heard about the Leeroy Jenkins craze of the internet? I discovered it last night when I was looking up internet memes out of interest

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkCNJRfSZBU
  52. avatar DontPetABurningDog
    Leeroy jenkins is quite funny alright. Not as funny as World Of Warcraft/MMORPGs are in general, right enough.
  53. avatar Chi-Lite
    What oul pish are yous wankers talking about, eh?
  54. avatar The enfant terrible
    14 year old boys, World of Warcraft. Next up - origins of the night elf dance? eh lads? It gets so much better when you discover porn.
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  55. avatar jonnywad
    my new pet hate is when you're banging some fellas wife and he comes home from work early.
  56. avatar trepanner
    [quote:9fe5dcf479="Chi-Lite"]What oul pish are yous wankers talking about, eh?[/quote:9fe5dcf479]

    The insubstantial and often intangible world of DER INTERNETS, which does exist despite not manifesting itself in this here meatspace flesh-blood-and-KFC "reality".

    And the fact that [i:9fe5dcf479]you[/i:9fe5dcf479] don't get it or like it tickles my oyster endlessly, God-boy.
  57. avatar Jimmy Seagus
    Ballbag culchie crillyboy/girl students in GAA shirts topping up their mobile phone / paying their electricity bill/ using their switchcard in the Centra when you're in a hurry.

    Wouldn't it just be easier to move the Queens and Jordanstown campuses closer to the swamps these wretches were dragged up in?
  58. avatar thebatgranny
    [quote:2be2fa8445]The "walking" issue of the Vacuum was a great education as it highligghted the strange "Omega Man" empty streets just beween annadale embankment and the lagan meadows, which I had never been aware of:[/quote:2be2fa8445]

    I discovered that place about a week ago while trying to find a lake I'm sure is around the same area. What is the story there? there are sreetlamps and a road but nothing else and it's all fenced off. Spooky.
  59. avatar sassyjam
    i remember when it was just a big ol' field, then some developer bought it. he began working on it, putting the road and lamp posts in etc. but didn't get planning permission to build as many houses as he wanted to and has kept reapplying. this has been going on for years and years. not sure what the situation is at the minute, it's normally just frequented by cows and hoods.
  60. avatar The_Martyr
    [quote:54bf3892da="sassyjam"]i remember when it was just a big ol' field.[/quote:54bf3892da]

    classic old-age nostalgia in action.
  61. avatar my-angel-rocks
    [quote:658e4b3efe="churchwarden"]The "walking" issue of the Vacuum was a great education as it highligghted the strange "Omega Man" empty streets just beween annadale embankment and the lagan meadows, which I had never been aware of[/quote:658e4b3efe]

    I went and explored this today. Was quite cool in a surreal sort of way.

    Talking about weird places in Belfast, does anyone know what this building is:

    [url]http://local.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Annadale+Embankment,+Belfast,+United+Kingdom&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=13.26154,41.923828&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=FYzHQAMddIyl_w&ll=54.590504,-5.945427&spn=0.00317,0.010235&t=k&z=17[/url]
  62. avatar rl-vl
    Haha! Its like a giant version of the playmat I had when I was a kid that I raced cars about.