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Having defeated Sooty in his last game, Sweep moves on to bigger things...

(Fri 18th Apr 2003, 16:24, More)

In the event of chemical attack...

Edit: Slower
(Wed 26th Feb 2003, 13:04, More)


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» Claims to Fame

I'll proabably be killed for these
My dad, when at Aberdeen Uni in the 1970s was ae student member of the Labour Party. His crimes:
Signed Alistair Daring into the party. that is, he recruited the current Edinburgh Central MP and Transport Minister for England. Quite.
As an NUS delegate, proposed Charles Clarke as NUS president.

In my defenc, this all happened before I was born.
(Sat 26th Feb 2005, 23:13, More)

» IT Support

We resurrected an old bit of lab kit
just a simple multiple channel thermocouple interface to a computer, to record temperature changes with time. When I say "old", the computer it was connected to, via some slightly obscure connection, runs Windows 3.1. Somehow IT heard, and anted to check the computer over before we used it, what with them being responsible for computers.

Spotty bloke from IT was stumped. By the DOS prompt. I think he might even be slightly older than I am, and I've a degree in chemistry, not computer science, yet even I can manage to start Windows.
(Fri 25th Sep 2009, 21:35, More)

» Housemates from hell

Low grade but perpetual oddness
led to to the rest of us getting somewhat "big brother" and kicking the twat out when it came to lease renewal.

He was known amongest classmates at uni, and even beyond, as "Odd ******". Odd moments include:
Us discovering that he used a steak knife to pin his timetable up in his room.
He got a job from Farmfoods, and thereafter lived almost entirely off produce from that store. He often offered us his leftovers. No-one ever accepted. The worst of the ready meals has to have been the ready made mash potato-with-gravy- grim smelling stuff.

He'd leave the left overs in the fridge. For weeks.

One of his non-ready meal creations was a bag of small frozen pork chops. He boiled these. And had them plain.

He took up smoking (in a non-smoking flat). Rather than ciggies or roll-ups, he went straight to a pipe. He was quite insistant his parents were not to know.

We had a fairly small hot water tank, that only heated over night (unless we used the expensive boost). He's empty this with 4am scalding hot (we'd see the setting he left it on) showers that would ensure the other three of us couldn't get a decent shower at half seven when we got up. This really was the main thing that caused us to kick him out. I think we had even resorted to violence to try and get our unhappiness across. Certainly, he was regularly woken with extreme anger.

As far as we know, he moved back with his deeply christian parents for third year. Thanks to hios massively increased commute, he turned up for lectures even less. I think he dropped out.

We replaced him with the son of the guy who owns Farmfoods. He never ate their produce (prefering instead the computer-geek staple of pizzas delivered to the door).
(Fri 6th Apr 2007, 16:56, More)

» Useless Information

at least 50% of these facts could be refuted by the use of Snopes.com. Also, 56.2837% of statistical facts are made up on the spot.
(Thu 17th Mar 2005, 20:00, More)