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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 17:26 
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A £10 Tesco voucher.

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A £10 Tesco voucher.


What?

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Retro fans! There's going to be a documentary about Jeff Minter.

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Snow here too! Not sticking though.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Here also. My son is crying because there’s not enough to build a snowman.

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Here also. My son is crying because there’s not enough to build a snowman.


:(

Tell him there's enough to make snow-gnomes.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Today was initially kind of sucky because the person that was supposed to come and view my flat at lunchtime never turned up. However I've just 'won' four (!) packets of crisps out of the vending machine for the price of one because they kept getting stuck behind one another. So, y'know, swings and roundabouts.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Kern wrote:
Mimi wrote:
Here also. My son is crying because there’s not enough to build a snowman.


:(

Tell him there's enough to make snow-gnomes.


I got about a teacup full up my sleeve when opening the kitchen window. Enough fun for one year.

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The worst of it is that he really enjoyed watching The Snowman over Christmas, so if he does get the snow and a chance to build one he’s going to fully expect him to come in for TV and dress up in all my clothes.

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Couldn’t you just paint Russel white and glue a carrot on his face?

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Hmmm, might work.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Kern wrote:
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Here also. My son is crying because there’s not enough to build a snowman.


:(

Tell him there's enough to make snow-gnomes.


DON'T DO IT.

No one wants a frothingly furious snow man for a companion.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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I drove 231 miles around sites in Lancashire and Cheshire yesterday, sometimes in heavy snowfall, sometimes in pockets of sunshine with no sign of snow having fallen. Quite a lot sticking on the hills, but luckily not on the roads. This morning its just been foggy and a bit frosty.

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I'm surprised that I didn't see you.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Andrew Hewitt: My 25-minute train journey home going to last longer than this batting 'effort'.



Curio is this you on the BBC Cricket text?

Doxed!

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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England are doing an England, so it's not surprising.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Depressing viewing/listening. I was reasonably optimistic after yesterday. Listening on Talksport is odd.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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In what is possibly the best article in the Guardian this week, about a family at war over who should be considered the proper theoretical claimant to the French crown, is also the best sentence I've read all week:

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The current Napoléon, who works as a banker in London, is unlike his warmongering ancestor and tries to keep out of the fray


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Lonewolves wrote:
nickachu wrote:
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Andrew Hewitt: My 25-minute train journey home going to last longer than this batting 'effort'.



Curio is this you on the BBC Cricket text?

Doxed!

And yes, highly likely.


Amazingly, it is not.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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I am currently having a bath as I still struggle to walk well and why would anyone buy a 700mm bath but with a wide shower bit the end?

Ludicrous. I am trying to take a photo but camera lens keeps fogging.

And mrsA put "Himalayan bath salts" in because that will help and it is like sitting on gravel.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Interesting article about the implosion of Starbreeze. It's a long, but worthwhile, read https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-01-28-the-fall-of-swedish-game-wonder-starbreeze. For tl;dr, one just needs to jump below the line to where one commenter summarises the debacle neatly, if grammatically poorly:

"the hubris is outstanding, at what point did the board say or not say, we as a small game studio with 1 medium hit do we need to produce our own VR unit and create an engine from scratch. All they had to do was make Payday 3 with tighter controls and built for the current gen. It appears Bo Andersson ambition was far greater than his abilities."


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My neighbours are having an extension built to the side of their house. I'm not complaining at all as it's for a downstairs bedroom and wet room for their disabled son and they're lovely people so I have absolutely no problems with it in the slightest.

But man... is it loud! They're demolishing some part of the wall today and it's absolutely deafening in here! Also, because of the vibrations, an ornament has fallen off the window ledge in my downstairs toilet and cracked the lid. They said they'd replace it no problem but it is slightly annoying.


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The first bits are the worst. Demolition etc.


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Phone the police and tell them you've seen them bury a body under the foundations.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Phone the police and tell them you've seen them bury a body under the foundations.



"... and while I've got you officer, would you care to come and take a look at the damage they did to my toilet lid?"


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Make sure to take photos of all the noise.

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I am currently having a bath as I still struggle to walk well and why would anyone buy a 700mm bath but with a wide shower bit the end?

Ludicrous. I am trying to take a photo but camera lens keeps fogging.

And mrsA put "Himalayan bath salts" in because that will help and it is like sitting on gravel.


Have you had an accident that wasn't your fault, or have you never been able to walk well?

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Politely ebayed a seller about something I'd bought but hadn't been posted/received yet and got this response -

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Sorry my son ended up in hospital and we could lose him this week.

It has been dropped with ups today and I’ll add the tracking reference now.

Hope they get to you ok.


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Yeah, I've been having this with a seller. Asked about 3 times if he's posted it and every email has been "I'm just out of hospital" "my mum died"


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That's okay, it won't be true.

The guy I bought my first Octavia from wasn’t lying. :(

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Interesting piece on BBC Oxford about the Pitt Rivers (the best museum in the history of all things) and how it's handling the tricky issue of human remains obtained during colonial times.


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That's okay, it won't be true.


Either way, I'm not going to risk moaning about some of the cases being broken on arrival. :) (especially as it was a bit of a bargain in the first place.

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Huh, the wheels just turned up. There's only 4 and they were advertised as a set of 5 but I can't be fucked arguing.


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Argue! Argue!

At least get some money back if you were sold 5 but only received 4.

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Just realised the 6 Nations starts this weekend. Yay!

It was supposed to be 6 but only 5 turned up

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I was very tempted to buy a fan today, just to avoid the rush when the heatwave comes.


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I have only been over the flu for about a week and a half, and now my daughter's shared her cold with me.

Someone hug me and feed me chicken soup :'(

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I have only been over the flu for about a week and a half, and now my daughter's shared her cold with me.

Someone hug me and feed me chicken soup :'(


If only there was a particular member of the forum who'd literally vowed to do this sort of thing...


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Canned chicken soup is lovely and everyone should buy some.

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Canned chicken soup is lovely and everyone should buy some.

I'll check my brexit stores...

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Have you seen those Whole Canned Chickens? They look horiffic.


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Giphy "canned chicken":
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