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scrumpylungs  ·  1701 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Beck - Loser

In Cork, Ireland! Is indeed a bummer, but not the worst. The reason I couldn't afford to get a ticket in the first place is I'm heading to Roskilde Festival at the end of the week, so that definitely eases the wound!

scrumpylungs  ·  1702 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Beck - Loser

Missed out on an offer to see Beck live a few nights ago because I'd left my phone on silent :-/

scrumpylungs  ·  1702 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Final Fantasy VII is being remade, after 18 years.

Undoubtedly my favourite game of all time. For people that have never played it - my advice is usually 'play it RIGHT NOW' but I don't know what to think with this remake coming out...

It's going to be completely different in a lot of ways and as long as they retain the great story, it might be better to experience that story and universe for the first time in this new edition. I guess you'll have to wait until reviews start coming in to know which is the best way to approach it!

scrumpylungs  ·  1702 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Favourite band no one has heard of?

Maybe they're not that obscure, but I certainly hadn't heard of them until about a year or two ago:

Jellyfish. A fantastic 90's band that I can only describe as.... if Weezer and Ween had a baby, and E.L.O. and Queen had a baby, and their babies had a baby it'd come close to Jellyfish. Classic 70's epic rock with a definite 90's sound to it.

Even though I've only recently heard of them, it's quite possible that their ]2nd album 'Spilt Milk'](

) is quite possibly my #1 favourite album.
scrumpylungs  ·  1702 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Friday night guilty pleasure music

I used to be fairly 'guilty' about loving a Cher song so much but.... fuck it, the shoop shoop song is all kinds of awesome.

scrumpylungs  ·  1705 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Saturn's Newest Ring Is Mind-Bogglingly Big

The time taken and thought put in to the response is very much appreciated! Thank you!

scrumpylungs  ·  1709 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is your job, hubski?

Right now I work in a residential aftercare unit which houses 18-21 year olds who have a history of being in care, so they can learn to live independently etc. Very rewarding work and I enjoy it a lot. Really get to form good relationships with a lot of the young people, and there have been a lot of success stories.

Recently finished my masters in social work though so hoping to move on to a full time social work job soon once graduation/registration and all that malarky is done and dusted!

scrumpylungs  ·  1710 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What keyboard do you have?

In regard to the enter key i think it's a standard ISO so is missing the pipe. Here's a picture of my own one! (my god I need to dust in here)

Luckily, whether it was ANSI or ISO didn't really affect me but it's probably the only thing to be wary about! Otherwise, fantastic budget keyboard!

scrumpylungs  ·  1710 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Saturn's Newest Ring Is Mind-Bogglingly Big

What is it about Saturn that gives it these rings? I realise that they say Jupiter may also have a faint ring as 'Whenever a planet has a distant satellite, it will probably have a distant ring as well' but as we are only seeing Saturn's larger external now, maybe this is more common than we thought?

While our moon may not be 'distant', I'd imagine it's plausible that we have a ring of our own?

scrumpylungs  ·  1710 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Saturn's Newest Ring Is Mind-Bogglingly Big

What is it about Saturn that gives it these rings? I realise that they say Jupiter may also have a faint ring as 'Whenever a planet has a distant satellite, it will probably have a distant ring as well' but as we are only seeing Saturn's larger external now, maybe this is more common than we thought?

While our moon may not be 'distant', I'd imagine it's plausible that we have a ring of our own?

scrumpylungs  ·  1710 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What keyboard do you have?

Currently using an Emprex 5105GU

Was basically a budget keyboard to stick in with my first ever PC build, but it's done me good and right now my keyboard is very low on the future upgrade list in terms of priority. Only minor annoyance was that it came with a different layout to the image and had a short shift key, but to be honest it doesn't really make any difference. I know gamers prefer to have the longer shift key generally, but I don't find myself 'missing' it at any time.

scrumpylungs  ·  1710 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Eating on a budget? Budgetbytes is the answer.

Great! Thanks for the link, hadn't come across this before.

As another suggestion, I was very surprised to find Tesco Real Food a fantastic source for recipes: really well laid out website and you can filter easily for budget and/or healthy food or whatever you're looking for. I like the fact that seeing as they obviously want you to shop at Tesco you at least know that all the ingredients are fairly standard and available locally!

scrumpylungs  ·  1710 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Scandinavian Countries Pay for Their Government Spending

While I am a big fan of how Scandinavian countries run things, I would imagine that it's much more difficult for a country like the U.S. to transition from very right wing economic policies to left wing ideals. Like the article says, many of these new government program would be expensive and necessitate higher taxes, something that will be felt by the population immediately, yet the payoff (i.e. improved public services) will take time to put in place and provide the aimed benefits of higher taxation. I think making such a shift from the left to the right means that things will always have ot get worse before they get better - I don't think voters will have the patience or foresight to elect (and certainly not re-elect) a president who would put such a plan in place.

I think this is why many left wing ideals are borne out of times of crisis, when everything collapses and you need to rebuild from the ground up. Think the formation of the HSE after WWII, or for a much more modern example Iceland shifting dramatically to the left after the crash in 2008. It seems easier to build a left wing government in this way.

scrumpylungs  ·  1710 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: Welcome to Hubski, Redditors.

I was completely discombobulated by the whole layout here but this one post is incredibly well explained, so thanks!! Now that I have an idea of how it works I really like some of the ideas behind it. I'm not "unhappy" with reddit, as to be honest most of these big blow up dramas go right over my head, but was interested in checking out the alternatives for the hell of it and this post has definitely enticed me to stay a bit longer!