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Wasn't she on something on TV years ago with gadgets or cars? Might be misremembering.

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Wasn't she on something on TV years ago with gadgets or cars? Might be misremembering.


Countryfile.. she used to be a presenter.

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Ah, a show for posh people. I never saw it


I am not posh, but i do like the show :)

It also used to be on before Dr Who on a Sunday.

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An egg semi froze in my fridge!


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An egg semi froze in my fridge!


No way! We used to have eggy slush when we were kids.


l left it on the windowsill to defrost, and then my son made an omelette with it

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Does anyone have a GameCube controller they'd be willing to part with? I can pay in sterling or davpaz dollars.


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If it doesn't need to be official, I can pop one in the post to you. Understandable if you'd rather go for official though.

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If it doesn't need to be official, I can pop one in the post to you. Understandable if you'd rather go for official though.

Having never even touched an official GC controller, I reckon I could get by. How much would I owe ya?


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If it doesn't need to be official, I can pop one in the post to you. Understandable if you'd rather go for official though.

Having never even touched an official GC controller, I reckon I could get by. How much would I owe ya?


Nothing. :) I still have your address from when I sent something a couple of years back, but if it's changed, just let me know.

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If it doesn't need to be official, I can pop one in the post to you. Understandable if you'd rather go for official though.

Having never even touched an official GC controller, I reckon I could get by. How much would I owe ya?


Nothing. :) I still have your address from when I sent something a couple of years back, but if it's changed, just let me know.

It hasn't. You're an awesome person! And when you open your shop again, I'll be first in line :D


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I reopened it on Friday, so technically you'd be 84th in line :D (it's been a crazy week...!)

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I reopened it on Friday, so technically you'd be 84th in line :D (it's been a crazy week...!)

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I reopened it on Friday, so technically you'd be 84th in line :D (it's been a crazy week...!)

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Happy to help. I'd not tested it in a while, so just let me know if there are any problems - I think I have one or two others. :)

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devilman wrote:
Happy to help. I'd not tested it in a while, so just let me know if there are any problems - I think I have one or two others. :)

I may have spent the last 30 minutes playing Mario Kart Double Dash :) It works fine and is the best Gamebcube controller I've ever used ;)


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So...
1: Make a friend
2: Jump on a bubble. To be fair, this is a legit hint
3: This is just a game mechanic
4: Brute force the game's level passwords?!
5: Stand still
6: Pick up the obvious thing you have to pick up

Bonus: Make a friend.

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1: Make a friend
2: Jump on a bubble. To be fair, this is a legit hint
3: This is just a game mechanic
4: Brute force the game's level passwords?!
5: Stand still
6: Pick up the obvious thing you have to pick up

Bonus: Make a friend.

Excellent tippage!


And collecting the EXTEND bubbles is mainly to get an extra life, not just to skip the current level.

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I read that there's loads of odd counters in Bubble bobble, like "jump 500 times and a cherry appears" and "blow 185,000 bubbles and a diamond arrives"

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I read that there's loads of odd counters in Bubble bobble, like "jump 500 times and a cherry appears" and "blow 185,000 bubbles and a diamond arrives"


There is - the main things to remember if your actually playing it are

if you blow a lot of bubbles you'll get the candies to make them faster so while waiting bubble at the wall
If you cover a lot of ground you'll get the shoes to make you run faster so while waiting move back and forward
If you go through the top or bottom of the screen a lot it causes the bottles to appear more often so on screens where you can easily go from one to the other do that

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And collecting the EXTEND bubbles is mainly to get an extra life, not just to skip the current level.


However it does also turn the difficulty up a notch, so may be best avoided.


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I did not know this! The tip book works!

Well done Findus Fop.


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I think Virgin Media may see me as a challenge.

A couple of years ago I looked at our TV package and realised there were several channels that none of us watched. So I had a look at the packages and asked to downgrade to one cheaper than the one we had, and saved about £20 per month.

A while later, I got a call from them, offering me some extra channels for free for 12 months. Of course, they asked me a lot of questions about how many devices we used on broadband, what kind of channels we watched, and how often we used the land line and whether we made international calls. Then they said they’d upgrade the phone package and include all the movie and sport channels. I asked what happened after the free period and obviously, we’d start to pay for these extras. So I said I didn’t want it free for 12 months, and the Virgin rep was shocked that I’d refuse a free upgrade. I explained that we wouldn’t use the phone more, we don’t watch sport at all and weren’t that bothered about extra movie channels.

Now they call me at least once a year with some offer or other, and still seem incredulous when I say I don’t want it.

I know they’ve been calling me again, as I recognise the number of several missed calls over the last few weeks. They usually call when I’m driving, so I don’t answer, but they got me at 5pm today and I was in the mood to play along, although I was 99% sure I wouldn’t go for it.

This time it was the usual starting spiel, that as we’ve been with them since 2008 and to reward us (and because they know people are watching more TV during lockdown – WTF has that got to do with our package??) they’d like to upgrade our package at a special rate for 18 months. She then asked me about what TV we watched, how many devices we used on broadband (I said 7 or 8, off the top of my head, but there’s my phone, my Ipad, my MacBook, my work tablet, two Amazon Fire sticks, my wife’s phone, her Chromebook, my daughter’s phone and work laptop, so that’s 10, although they’re not all in use at the same time) and she was surprised at 7 or 8!!! So, as well as all the extra channels again (all movies, all their sport channels, neither of which interest us) they’d upgrade broadband from 100mb to 200mb, and improve the landline package. A couple of times I asked how much the offer was, but she wanted to tell me all the things she would give us before giving me the figure. So I let her waste her time and I could tell she thought I was going to go for it, and then she said it would be a fixed price of £99pm for 18 months at which point I interrupted and said I didn’t want that package for the same reasons that I refused their FREE upgrade last year, but that if she could give us 200mb for no extra cost, or could cut the cost of the current package as a ‘reward for our loyalty’ I’d be interested, but all she was able to offer was what she’d already spent 10 minutes trying to sell to me, so I just said there’s no point in continuing and ended the call.

Of course, they’ll try again in a few months. When I retire, maybe toward the end of next year, I’ll probably swap to Freesat anyway, as I’ll need to start making cutbacks in a lot of places so we can live within our means.

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I used to get calls like this all the time from Virgin as I've got the internet and phone with them but no TV. They simply couldn't understand why I wouldn't want the TV when it would 'only' cost me an extra £20ish a month.

Paying £20 for something I would get no use from doesn't sound very good to me and the last thing I want is a Virgin media guy drilling holes through my house to get the cable into the back room. I've never been pleased with the cable they put round the front of the house to get the internet installed... If I'm feeling brave, I might attempt to change that one day.


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