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: judgefloyd 20 April, 2013, 11:05:40 PM
(with apologies to all the 'life is', threads..I think there's room for one more.  Sometimes life is terrific and also sucks in the same moment.  In the spirit of Viz (who took it from the Beano etc), what moments made you say yoincks! and then bah! in almost the same breath?

For me, it's been:

-realising my long held dream of teaching philosophy in a high school, only to find they don't want to pay me for it

- getting my ancient asus eeepc 701 working again with ubuntu,then finding I'm typing on  part of  the smallest screen ever known to man

as Krusty used to say...well?
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: darnmarr 20 April, 2013, 11:30:24 PM
Meeting the man-of-your-dreams, and then meeting his beautiful wife*


*This may have been Alanis Morrisette: who wrote a whole song about Yoinks!..Bah!
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: judgefloyd 20 April, 2013, 11:57:47 PM
that Alanis Morisette,she's always getting there first.  I don't know much about her, but I like the idea of her doing a song called 'yoincks! Bah!'
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: smilersaltash 21 April, 2013, 12:30:52 AM
or that she stole Stinky Britches from Chef
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: johnnystress 21 April, 2013, 08:32:15 AM
I finally got the giant Frankenstein's monster by Jack Davis poster that I've been coveting since I was a kid...and it's too big for my house

It'll have to stay tubed until I build my fortress of solitude
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: darnmarr 21 April, 2013, 01:29:27 PM
YOINKS!
I got an original actual full-size cinema poster of a Brando/Yul Brynner film* from 1965,- for next-to-nowt (less than a tenner) on Ebay,

:D
 ...it will need a custom-made frame though, which I've priced and which is going to cost about 10 times what I paid for the poster.
 :'(
BAH!



 *'Morituri' the title was changed to 'code-name SABOTEUR' and my poster even has a 'code name saboteur' sticker pasted over the original title !
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: The Doctor Alt 8 21 April, 2013, 03:17:55 PM
Winning a TV contest... Only to have the entire broadcast network go into receivership 3 days afterwards so the production company didn't give me my prize.... ( not that it even had any monetary value... In fact it would have taken an visual effects guy about half an hours work on a computer) But it is the principal of the thing. Plus the fact that I think I may have been invited to the studio for a tour... They might have even arranged me to meet the then current Doctor...
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: JayzusB.Christ 21 April, 2013, 04:20:47 PM
I'm going the opposite way round, if that's ok.

BAH! - missing a day of work in China because of floods, and not being paid for it.
YOINKS! - realising that this was the day my workplace was raided by police hunting for illegal foreign workers (which I was), and avoiding possible Chinese prison and definite deportation.
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: Frank 21 April, 2013, 04:47:39 PM
Wow! Look after yourself, jayzuz; apparently the Chinese authorities only let Ai Weiwei out of jail because they were desperate to negotiate a new trade agreement with the Germans - I'm not sure The Emerald Isle would be able to apply the same economic or diplomatic weight on your behalf. Here's a link you probably wont be able to follow, or will lead the secret police directly to your place of refuge:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8693717/Ai-Weiwei-was-subject-to-immense-psychological-pressure-in-Chinese-jail.html

 
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: JayzusB.Christ 22 April, 2013, 08:09:19 AM
Holy shite! Anyway that was last summer; I'm safely at home in Ireland now where the crafty Sinos can't catch me.     OR CAN THEY?*



*Probably not.
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: judgefloyd 22 April, 2013, 12:51:53 PM
Look at it from the Crafty Sinos point of view:

<Bah! An illegal foreigner has somehow evaded our inescapable web of justice.

Yoincks! That's one less thing to worry about and leaves us time to run the world's most populous country and watch the Dredd 3D movie on bootleg dvds>
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: Proudhuff 22 April, 2013, 12:56:27 PM
YOINKS!

Childhood

BAH!

teenage and beyond...

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: JayzusB.Christ 22 April, 2013, 05:48:30 PM
Look at it from the Crafty Sinos point of view:

<Bah! An illegal foreigner has somehow evaded our inescapable web of justice.

Yoincks! That's one less thing to worry about and leaves us time to run the world's most populous country and watch the Dredd 3D movie on bootleg dvds>

Fair point.  And another one from the Sino-Cit Justice Dept, unrelated to me:
'Yoinks!  We've got lots of money!
Bah!  Now we have a middle class who have the free time to realise they don't particularly like us!'

Anyway, enough with my derailing of the thread.  Get back to your Yoinks/Bahs, people
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: judgefloyd 23 April, 2013, 09:52:13 PM
I teach the children of that middle class and it's very true, Jayzus.  None of them are into the Chinese govt or communism.  They don't seem to be into the nationalism like some Chinese students I had about six years ago.

Anyway, all I've got now is:

Yoincks!  New house!

Bah: Possums in the roof

followed by: Yoincks! Possum cage and a call to Peter the Possum Man has fixed that
                  Bah! There's 500 bucks I won't see again
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: Sideshow Bob 23 April, 2013, 11:12:18 PM
Yoinks :  ' this is absolutely bloody brilliant  :D!! '....zooming along beside my mate, while snowboarding down a mountain in Les Menuires France....
Bahh :  Caught front edge of board on an ice patch and flung straight forward and dislocated shoulder  :'( ....Taken down mountain side in agony after about 40 minutes,  on emergency sledge !! ....

Yoinks : Doctor gives pain killers and resets shoulder....Brilliant   :D!!.
Bahh : That'll be Euros 300 for emergency sledge 'trip' and another 175 Euros for doctor treatment......and no more boarding for rest of Holiday  :'(..
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: vzzbux 23 April, 2013, 11:44:00 PM
Yoinks :  I have a week off work..

BAHHH :  The missus threw her back out on Saturday so my week will be totally different to the one I had planned for myself.





V
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: Tombo 27 April, 2013, 12:06:47 PM
Bah! - Dad's solicitors sent a letter saying that the firm operating the bus which was involved in an accident whilst he was on it last year (minor injuries thankfully, despite been just a metre away from where wagon hit the bus), is rejecting his claim since "there is no proof he was on the bus in question".

Yoinks! - He kept the bus ticket which clearly shows his concession pass number, and I've just got a new scanner/printer which I've been itching to put to good use.
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: TordelBack 27 April, 2013, 12:13:59 PM
Yoinks! - He kept the bus ticket which clearly shows his concession pass number, and I've just got a new scanner/printer which I've been itching to put to good use.

How I love that feeling:  "But no-no-no m'sieur, shuffling documents about to your shareholders' best advantage may be your sole function, but a quick glance reveals that my mound of paper is considerably bigger than yours''. 

One of my favourite aspects of my former employed existence was ending aggravating rows over invoices and authorisation with an evening spent faxing page after of my obsessively extensive handwritten site notebooks and treble-signed manual timesheets, which my opponent client's dedicated bureaucrat never seemed to have bothered to maintain.  Bwah-hah-hah-hah.
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: The Doctor Alt 8 28 April, 2013, 03:58:52 AM
Bah! - Dad's solicitors sent a letter saying that the firm operating the bus which was involved in an accident whilst he was on it last year (minor injuries thankfully, despite been just a metre away from where wagon hit the bus), is rejecting his claim since "there is no proof he was on the bus in question".

Yoinks! - He kept the bus ticket which clearly shows his concession pass number, and I've just got a new scanner/printer which I've been itching to put to good use.

lots of buses have CCTV installed now. If this company questions the validity of the ticket it is your legal right to request copies of any recording you appear on. Just a suggestion if you require further evidence.
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: Tombo 28 April, 2013, 06:12:57 PM
Yeah I've mentioned CCTV footage to dad, a copy of the ticket will show our solicitors exactly when and where dad boarded the bus so it would be quite easy to find the footage.
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: Tiplodocus 02 May, 2013, 08:20:45 PM
Yoinks - tickets booked for Iron Man 3 (3d) on Friday. Family outing.

Bah - Sixty quid! And that's cheap compared to that London.
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: U.S.S.R 04 May, 2013, 10:47:38 AM
Small compared to other peoples stuff, such as avoiding Chinese authorities!, but

YOINKS: Finding a £10 note on your bedroom floor

BAH: Proceeding to place new found wealth in wallet only to realise that the £10 had fallen out of your pocket a day previous.

Ah well at least I broke even
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: Dandontdare 04 May, 2013, 02:50:41 PM
Yoinks - Fimbulwinter is over and it's a bank holiday weekend .... and I'm coming down with a stinking cold. Bah!
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: Link Prime 09 May, 2013, 11:54:20 AM
Yoincks: Day off work! (It's a public holiday in Germany & France, our main export customers).
Bah 1: Can't go anywhere cause my car is in getting fixed after a feline collision last night.
Bah 2: Even if I could go anywhere the weathers gone from Mediterranean blue skies to, well, Ireland.
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: I, Cosh 09 May, 2013, 12:06:49 PM
Yoincks: had a great fortieth birthday party last Saturday.
Bah: can't really remember too much about it.
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: Proudhuff 09 May, 2013, 12:39:19 PM

Yoincks: Gave Cosh the best night of his life!

Bah: He can't really remember too much about it.
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: Link Prime 09 May, 2013, 12:56:50 PM

Yoincks: Gave Cosh the best night of his life!


This is an all ages forum, keep the oul lad deviance for Facebook, eh chaps?
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: Banners 09 May, 2013, 12:57:02 PM
Yoincks: There are six copies of the yet-to-be-published Case Files #20, signed by Ron Smith, up for grabs on the 2000 AD and Facebook Twitter accounts all this week - plus other signed goodies!

Bah: I'm not on Facebook nor Twitter.
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: TordelBack 09 May, 2013, 01:01:25 PM
Yoincks: my brother is bringing my niece and my shiny new nephew over from Oz tomorrow for a holiday, my kids are bouncing off the walls in anticipation of their only cousins, and I get to be a godfather for the first time!

Bah: I was awoken this morning by the most comprehensively-covered chicken pox faces I've ever seen.
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: Mardroid 12 May, 2013, 02:25:40 PM
Yoinks!: I attended the latest (and my first) Dimension Jump Red Dwarf convention in Birmingham last weekend. A nice time overall and I came home with goodies and autographs.

Double Yoinks: I come home to find Judge Minty is on Youtube. And it was rather good.

Bah!:  First day back at work last Tuesday (one of the busiest days of the week at our college) and I ended up manning the reception desk alone. (There's usually two administrators at a time.) To be fair, it wasn't really the fault of the person who usually works with me that day as she is going through some stuff, (her 'bah!' is far greater than mine right now. I feel a bit bad even moaning about it) but usually if one person is away the other will take their shift.

Unfortunately she had been expected back that day after a week off and the changes were all rather last minute. It was too short notice for the other to change her plans so I guess it was just one of those things. In the end the day wasn't too stressful at all, but it was an irritating thing to return to after the fun. It felt like "you had Friday off, now you get to make up for it." That, and I didn't pack any lunch that day expecting I would be able to pop out to the bakery... but that would mean leaving the desk unmanned...

Small issues overall and I'm still a 'yoinks!' up on the 'bahs!'.
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: judgefloyd 23 May, 2013, 08:29:32 PM
yoincks! I have extra work which will bring in some much needed extra money!

Bah! I have to do the extra work as well as my regular job - which is why it's 5.30 am and here I am doing it
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: Trout 23 May, 2013, 08:43:26 PM
Edited to remove content because I shouldn't post about work-related stuff. Nothing to see here...  :D
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: TordelBack 23 May, 2013, 09:30:09 PM
The Trout is wise.  Evil, certainly, but also wise.  Wevil?
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: judgefloyd 25 May, 2013, 08:46:25 AM
Yoincks! An interesting post about the Trout's no-doubt-interesting work

Bah! He's deleted it

Yoincks! Speculating about what it might have been is probably more fun than the post itself
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: Link Prime 08 September, 2013, 10:47:03 PM
Yoincks: Just had a CRACKIN weekend in Liverpool.
Bah: I'm stone cold broke. As in a broken fridge. WTF happened the cheap booze guys? I'd have spent less in Monaco.
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: Mardroid 10 September, 2013, 10:40:32 PM
Yoinks!: Just had a weekend holiday in Swindon/Cotswolds area with some good friends.

Bah!: Apart from holiday being shorter than I would have liked due to work commitments* I found out yesterday that one of the other administrators had suddenly got another job elsewhere and from today I'm required to work all week.**

Yoinks!: More money. And while the week is inevitably passing more slowly now, I could do with said money. And the job isn't bad overall.


*Originally the work commitments of the lady I travelled with as she had to be back to work on Monday. When I booked the holiday I actually started work on Tuesday but I didn't want to leave her to travel by herself. Since then my first work day moved to Monday anyway so it was just as well.

** Yeah I know. Most working folk have to work five days. I'll admit I liked the freedom of having a day off between work-days though.
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: Cyberleader2000 11 September, 2013, 02:13:50 PM
Yoinks!: some one dropped off my missing prog last night.

Bah!: there is a tinny rip in the top of the prog.
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: Dandontdare 11 November, 2013, 02:26:46 PM
Yoincks! - Got home from very enjoyable evening at cinema and pub on Friday to find a backlog of 3 progs waiting for me. Changed into my PJs, poured a large JD & coke, and settled down... only to discover BAH! I'd left my bag (containing my specs, phone and baccy) in the pub. Had to get dressed again and then run back to pub in the rain before it shut.
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: amines2058 11 November, 2013, 02:37:36 PM
Bah: Am in work  :(

Yoinks: Just found out that Discovery Channel are in my workplace this week filming an episode of 'How its Made'!  :o :D

Bah: Found out that they are not filming in my production area meaning that my chance of 15 minutes of fame are gone.  :'(
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: shaolin_monkey 11 November, 2013, 02:49:13 PM

Bah:  I woke at 7.41am.  I was due to start work at 8am.

Yoinks:  I was up, showered and dressed within 5 mins.  I completed a normally 15 min cycle in 10 mins.  A lift arrived quickly and took me straight to my floor.

Bah:  I was still 3 mins late, arriving at 8.03am.

Yoinks:  From sound asleep to in work in 22 minutes!
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: judda fett 11 November, 2013, 04:11:53 PM
Yoinks! It's my birthday, got DoC Endgame, Book of Scars, Cage - Kill The Architect LP.

Bah! I'm working an evening shift tonight.

Yoinks! Drokk, Future Quake, Something Wicked, Zarjaz have arrived at my flat.

Bah! I won't be able to read them till I get back from work tomorrow.
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: Tiplodocus 11 November, 2013, 07:14:03 PM
Bah: Traffic means on the rare day I take the car, I'm running late.

Yoinks: I find a fiver walking across the car park.

Bah: I round the corner to see a woman patting herself down and searching her bags. She's just dropped the fiver.
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: Banners 11 November, 2013, 10:11:50 PM
Yoincks! National Rail app says my train is running on time at 22:07.

Bah!: There is no train here.
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: Hawkmumbler 12 November, 2013, 09:19:01 AM
Yoink! Got an interview for an apprenticeship in leisure and fitness!

Bah! Said interview took 4 HOURS plus a physical (anticipated the latter) and missed the only opportunity to collect dive kit for scuba diving in Anglesey on Saterday. >:(
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: Rog69 12 November, 2013, 09:37:03 AM
Yoinks: Found a supply of my favorite German wheat beer.

Bah: It gave me the shits.
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: shaolin_monkey 12 November, 2013, 10:09:26 AM
Yoinks:  I've completed my 2000AD Advent calendar submission already!

Bah:  I can't post it for another 3 weeks.
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: Dandontdare 31 December, 2013, 11:38:10 AM
on Friday work was very quiet so they said one or two of us could go home early - my name was drawn out of the hat - Hooray, that's mighty nice, I thought.

Found out today that this time has been added to next week's shifts so instead of staying at work on Friday doing nothing except netsurfing, gossiping and eating mince pies, I now have an extra 2hr50mins to make up during the busiest week of the year. Bah!
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: The Legendary Shark 31 December, 2013, 01:28:48 PM
Yoincks! Dr Who's on.
.
Bah! Dr Who's on.

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: Rog69 01 January, 2014, 11:06:25 AM
Yoinks! - I had a late Christmas present yesterday of a lovely big bottle of Southern Comfort.

Bah! - The same day I started a 2 week course of painkillers for my hurty arm.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 11 January, 2014, 11:55:10 AM
Yoinks! Finally got involved in a lock-in at my favourite pub where they let you play any record you want and it also teems with friendly kittens. Free cider! Free records! Free kittens!

Bah! So did all their regular bar-flies who made the time there shit by calling me and the Geoffery "dirty hippies" (is that even an insult?!) and yammering on against Geoffery's vegetarianism like twats.

Sigh.

Yoinks, Bah and Sigh: Local law consultants?
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: Hawkmumbler 11 January, 2014, 02:02:12 PM
Yoincks! Two hour karate sessions today! Bah! Bus service to Blackrod canceled. Bastards.
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: Mardroid 12 January, 2014, 08:17:12 PM
Yoinks!: I made an offer on a Nexus 5 phone the other day and it was accepted by US seller. 32GB version that even with postage worked out a bit cheaper than straight from Google over here.

Bah!: I never noticed the Import charge. Cheaper did I say? Hoooo noooo. Quite a bit more expensive in fact.

And it wasn't hidden (although it would have been nice if the charge were up near the other prices)  so I can't claim misinformation.

My Credit Card bill is going to be phenomenal... but at least I can pay in instalments.

What a mug though.
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: Trout 29 June, 2014, 04:34:01 PM
Everyone went out, leaving me alone in the house.

They were gone when I realized there is no bacon in the house. Screeeeeam.
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: Professor Bear 29 June, 2014, 04:51:25 PM
But you live in Canada!  Is that even allowed?
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: Trout 29 June, 2014, 05:10:14 PM
Well, I do have quite a lot of beer, so I think I can escape the full force of the law.
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: The Doctor Alt 8 07 July, 2014, 02:51:26 AM
Yoinks! Finally got involved in a lock-in at my favourite pub where they let you play any record you want and it also teems with friendly kittens. Free cider! Free records! Free kittens!

Bah! So did all their regular bar-flies who made the time there shit by calling me and the Geoffery "dirty hippies" (is that even an insult?!) and yammering on against Geoffery's vegetarianism like twats.

Sigh.

Yoinks, Bah and Sigh: Local law consultants?

Kittens???
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: amines2058 07 July, 2014, 07:12:31 AM
Yoinks!! - Got posh new bike on weekend (early 40th present off wife) so went out and had a cracking bike ride wallowing in the glory of said bikes finery.

Bah!! - However good a bike is it still does not prevent stiff legs and a sore arse the next day!
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: shaolin_monkey 07 July, 2014, 10:04:31 AM
Yoinks - gathered up a massive amount of gaming tat, and calculated it was enough to trade in for a PS4.
Bah - got to GAME with my rucksack and box stuffed with crud, and after trading in most stuff (took an hour to process) had forgotten to format/wipe my Wii U.  Had to run all the way home, format it, and head back into town again.  Made it back to the store with 5 mins before closing time.

Yoinks - I am now the proud owner of a shiny new PS4, including Battlefield 4.
Bah - I am bloody knackered this morning, having stayed up waaaay past bedtime to blow shit up on Battlefield 4.
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: Link Prime 07 July, 2014, 11:06:23 AM
had forgotten to format/wipe my Wii U. 

Traitor!
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: CrazyFoxMachine 07 July, 2014, 11:34:21 AM
...you'll regret that when Smash Bros comes out!

...probably...
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: Link Prime 07 July, 2014, 11:47:36 AM
...you'll regret that when Smash Bros comes out!

...probably...

And we'll assume Shaolin didn't see the teaser from the new Zelda game for 2015...
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: shaolin_monkey 07 July, 2014, 12:06:15 PM
...you'll regret that when Smash Bros comes out!

...probably...

And we'll assume Shaolin didn't see the teaser from the new Zelda game for 2015...

OH NOOO!  I forgot about that!!

What have I done?!?   :'(

Just kidding.  I'm all Zelda'd out.  I want me a piece of that No Man's Sky action.   :lol:
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: CrazyFoxMachine 07 July, 2014, 01:09:03 PM
I want me a piece of that No Man's Sky action.   :lol:

I wonder how many PS4 units that sold alone because of E3? Beautiful looking game. Way to solid for my hardware when it eventually shows up on PC though I reckon.
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: 8-Ball 07 July, 2014, 11:12:38 PM
Yoincks! Got myself on this internet dating lark. Big leap for me.

Bah! Got two lovely ladies lined up (they contacted me. ME!) and I don't know how to chose between them.
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: Dandontdare 07 July, 2014, 11:46:19 PM
Isn't that the point of internet dating? Give em both a whirl and hope that one is second date material.
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: 8-Ball 07 July, 2014, 11:53:06 PM
Isn't that the point of internet dating? Give em both a whirl and hope that one is second date material.

Thanks for giving me some perspective (that's not sarcasm.) I'm not much of a looker so the notion of two women flirting with me is a wee bit of a mindfuck. :o
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: Fungus 08 July, 2014, 12:27:27 AM
Yoincks! Got myself on this internet dating lark. Big leap for me.

Bah! Got two lovely ladies lined up (they contacted me. ME!) and I don't know how to chose between them.

I'm not detecting a Bah! in this. This is not a glass half-empty v half-full situation, this is a round of drinks.

Oh, and nice one  :)
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: GrinningChimera 08 July, 2014, 02:03:52 AM
Thanks for giving me some perspective (that's not sarcasm.) I'm not much of a looker so the notion of two women flirting with me is a wee bit of a mindfuck. :o

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
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: Theblazeuk 08 July, 2014, 12:48:50 PM
Online dating = Don't get attached. This is the same as normal dating but the effort involved to meet new people is much less, so take advantage of that. My advice is to line up as many dates as possible and see what happens.... I went on about 10 dates in the same week, never met anyone again due to either not hitting it off all that much or just incompatible schedules, but my previous approach of 'one at a time' resulted in such a waste of time.

However if you make it through to third date then don't actively pursue others, let natural attrition whittle it down. From my experience I would say the tendency for people with low self confidence in their dating prospects is to take every 'hit' far too seriously, which is self defeating.
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: Richmond Clements 08 July, 2014, 01:10:26 PM
My advice is to line up as many dates as possible and see what happens....


Yup, agreed.
I did the very same - it got to a point that I needed a flow chart at one stage! Which is, at the very least, good for the ego. And you may not find love, but if you don't take it too seriously, you can have a lot of fun and make some really good friends out of the experience.
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: 8-Ball 08 July, 2014, 01:43:50 PM
I wasn't intending to turn this into a agony uncle thingy (just getting it off my chest) but I'm trying to make some changes in my life, mainly down to a long daily commute to work and just being too tired at the weekend, and it's all a bit new to me. Thanks for the advice guys.
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: Frank 08 July, 2014, 07:08:32 PM

If you make it as far as a dinner date in the real world, I'd avoid Sensitive Klegg's opening gambit of "I never eat people". No lady wants to have that possibility ruled out before the dessert menu has arrived as consolation.

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: Tiplodocus 09 July, 2014, 12:40:02 PM
Yoinks!  Hey, I'm a Brazillian footballer in the semi-final of the World Cup on home ground.

Bah! ...
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: Noisybast 12 July, 2014, 09:59:33 AM

If you make it as far as a dinner date in the real world, I'd avoid Sensitive Klegg's opening gambit of "I never eat people". No lady wants to have that possibility ruled out before the dessert menu has arrived as consolation.

Although if that eventuality should arise, always follow Zombo's lead and ask first.
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: Grugz 12 July, 2014, 11:10:08 AM
Yoincks! Got myself on this internet dating lark. Big leap for me.

Bah! Got two lovely ladies lined up (they contacted me. ME!) and I don't know how to chose between them.

got a friend who found "the one" through dating online (after many turkeys mind)
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: Grugz 12 July, 2014, 05:54:09 PM
yoinks- just got on top of the washing and hung the last lot out
bah-its started raining all over it!
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: SmallBlueThing 17 July, 2014, 04:23:34 PM
Yoinks! A day off and the sun she be a shinin'. I think I'll go take my book to the hill and catch some rays.

Bah! Sunburn.

Yoinks! We have some aftersun in the fridge.

Bah! FUCKING HELL THAT'S COLD!

SBT
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: Satanist 18 July, 2014, 11:46:08 AM
Yoinks – My mate gave me a replacement PC for the house last night while he tries to clear porn virus fix the old one

Bah – There’s nowhere to stick the keyboard dongle
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: Theblazeuk 18 July, 2014, 12:28:47 PM
Yoinks! Constantine pilot leaked!

Bah! He's all dramatic and gung-ho confident, he's a self-described exorcist, he barely cracks a joke and nothing is scary.

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: I, Cosh 09 August, 2014, 11:03:47 AM
Yoinks! Grabbed a delicious sounding onion baguette from the shop instead of my normal weekend loaf.

Bah! It actually said zwirbel, not zwiebel!
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: TordelBack 11 August, 2014, 12:09:14 PM
Yoincks!  Finally won a National Sailing Championship (admittedly in the 2nd Division) for our dinghy class. Big beautiful wooden trophy currently gracing my bookshelf will have my name engraved on it, and at the age of 43 that's first time that's ever happened to me!  Automatic promotion to the 1st Division for next year too.

Bah!  Spent the following night trying to survive the Bertha spinoffs that first soaked and then smashed our tents, then strike camp, load and transport the boat in non-stop driving downpour that followed us all the way home, and resumed drowning us we unloaded at the other end: trying to ship a 20 foot metal mast on a pier in a thunderstorm was my best shot so far at a Darwin Award...

Bah and Yoincks!  Then on the last leg home I came within a second of dying as two glombies totalled their car on the flooded motorway right in front of me and ended up spun side-on across three lanes, meaning a three lane emergency swerve'n'skid through their debris field and out the other side. Thank feck I'd forgotten that I wasn't still towing the boat and was still keeping to a sedate 90kph in the slow lane.  How they walked away from what was left I have no idea, but I didn't stop shaking for about 3 hours.
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: I, Cosh 11 August, 2014, 12:25:03 PM
Bloody Hell! Glad to hear you're alright.

And congratulations. I don't have what you'd call a bulging trophy cabinet myself, but I still proudly consult the Collins dictionary I won in the 1982 West Lothian Young Writer of the Year Awards.
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: Proudhuff 11 August, 2014, 01:17:28 PM
wow! TB you must be down to your last couple of lives now you lucky cat!
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: Tiplodocus 21 August, 2014, 12:26:18 PM
Yoincks! - My Commander Riker fancy dress costume worked a treat last weekend - had to grow, dye and shape a beard for it.

Bah! - I'm allergic to the beard dye so now my face is all red and lumpy!
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: Recrewt 21 August, 2014, 12:46:45 PM
My Commander Riker fancy dress costume worked a treat last weekend.

It ain't true unless we see a picture!  ;)
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: Proudhuff 21 August, 2014, 02:08:45 PM
My Commander Riker fancy dress costume worked a treat last weekend.

It ain't true unless we see a picture!  ;)

...of the cosplay not the red lumpy bits
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: Recrewt 22 August, 2014, 12:28:56 PM
My Commander Riker fancy dress costume worked a treat last weekend.

It ain't true unless we see a picture!  ;)

...of the cosplay not the red lumpy bits

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
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: Link Prime 22 August, 2014, 12:56:30 PM
Yoincks! - My Commander Riker fancy dress costume worked a treat last weekend - had to grow, dye and shape a beard for it.

Bah! - I'm allergic to the beard dye so now my face is all red and lumpy!

There's your 'Morphogenic Virus Odo' costume sorted out! :lol:
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: radiator 06 September, 2014, 01:06:26 AM
Brand new 2K remaster of Withnail & I in a luxurious Blu-ray box set from Arrow films? I'll have some o' that......

£50?!!?!!?  :o
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: radiator 06 September, 2014, 01:18:37 AM
"You can stuff that up your arse and fuck off while you're doing it!"
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: Rog69 06 September, 2014, 08:53:35 AM
Brand new 2K remaster of Withnail & I in a luxurious Blu-ray box set from Arrow films? I'll have some o' that......

£50?!!?!!?  :o

And with 4 variant covers to collect too!

Zavvi have it for a tenner off at the moment, still a lot of cash for a Blu-ray though.
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: radiator 06 September, 2014, 03:44:13 PM
Hmm, yeah. I think £35 would be my absolute limit. The book does look nice!
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: TordelBack 06 September, 2014, 04:21:23 PM
Yoincks!  Hurrah, finally finished for the weekend!
Bah!  Back on tomorrow evening!

This working-for-a-living business is a mug's game.  Next time out I'm going to tick 'Independently Wealthy'.
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: Hawkmumbler 07 September, 2014, 06:44:35 PM
Brand new 2K remaster of Withnail & I in a luxurious Blu-ray box set from Arrow films? I'll have some o' that......

£50?!!?!!?  :o
I love Arrow to bits, but what are they thinking?!
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: JOE SOAP 07 September, 2014, 07:30:33 PM
Brand new 2K remaster of Withnail & I in a luxurious Blu-ray box set from Arrow films? I'll have some o' that......

£50?!!?!!?  :o


I love Arrow to bits, but what are they thinking?!


In fairness to Arrow; it's a limited edition of two films -How to Get Ahead in Advertising is included- remastered from original film elements, a ton of licensed historical and newly commissioned extras, and a 200 page hardback book*. It would cost a lot for Arrow to produce this -in the same way the complete Zenith likely wasn't cheap for Rebellion- and sell in a limited quantity that will return profit. The price seems about right considering the effort. I'm sure a vanilla version is to follow of just Withnail & I.


http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/withnail-and-i-limited-edition/



*and this: "Available in 4 x 250 Numbered and Personalised copies (choose your favourite of four artworks as well as a name to be featured on the back and one of fifteen favourite quotes for a truly unique and personal edition!)"
 
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: dweezil2 07 September, 2014, 07:49:04 PM
Would be great to see How To Get Ahead In Advertising again-haven't seen it in an age!
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: radiator 08 September, 2014, 07:11:50 AM
Brand new 2K remaster of Withnail & I in a luxurious Blu-ray box set from Arrow films? I'll have some o' that......

£50?!!?!!?  :o


I love Arrow to bits, but what are they thinking?!


In fairness to Arrow; it's a limited edition of two films -How to Get Ahead in Advertising is included- remastered from original film elements, a ton of licensed historical and newly commissioned extras, and a 200 page hardback book*. It would cost a lot for Arrow to produce this -in the same way the complete Zenith likely wasn't cheap for Rebellion- and sell in a limited quantity that will return profit. The price seems about right considering the effort. I'm sure a vanilla version is to follow of just Withnail & I.


http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/withnail-and-i-limited-edition/



*and this: "Available in 4 x 250 Numbered and Personalised copies (choose your favourite of four artworks as well as a name to be featured on the back and one of fifteen favourite quotes for a truly unique and personal edition!)"

And I'd say that all of the extra stuff is ott and largely pointless (dvd copies, gimmicky customisation) and is just thrown in to justify the price. The book looks nice and all but it's not something I'd buy separately. Whichever way you slice it, £50 for one film on Blu Ray is mental.

It's a shame as I'd been looking forward to this coming out. Hope you're right about the standalone release.
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: Hawkmumbler 19 September, 2014, 02:47:54 PM
Yoinks! Arrow Video have a flash sale on a large number of their films!

Bah! They only accept PayPal, and I don't have enough to cover what I want before it ends on sunday. Also i promised i'd pay a forumite what I currently have for a copy of The New Statesman. ::)
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: CrazyFoxMachine 24 September, 2014, 06:41:43 AM
YOINKS

A week away doing archaeology down Barnstaple way ...all expenses paid - staying in a lovely little B & B amidst rolling Devon hills...

BAH

The B & B's wifi can't penetrate further than a room in their house so here I am typing this opposite the owner in his own kitchen and it's all very awkward....   Think I prefer working in Bristol!
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: Proudhuff 24 September, 2014, 06:54:37 PM
YOINKS

A week away doing archaeology down Barnstaple way ...all expenses paid - staying in a lovely little B & B amidst rolling Devon hills...

BAH

The B & B's wifi can't penetrate further than a room in their house so here I am typing this opposite the owner in his own kitchen and it's all very awkward....   Think I prefer working in Bristol!

Put some clothes on?
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: SuperSurfer 25 September, 2014, 01:16:32 AM
YOINKS
One prog 1900 left at my local(ish) thrill merchant for me to buy. I am assuming it was a good seller and that it was not the only copy stocked by that merchant.

BAH
It had a crease down the spine so I didn't by it. I am progless.
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: Fungus 25 September, 2014, 11:18:16 AM
YOINKS
One prog 1900 left at my local(ish) thrill merchant for me to buy. I am assuming it was a good seller and that it was not the only copy stocked by that merchant.

BAH
It had a crease down the spine so I didn't by it. I am progless.

Ouch.
WH Smith's near me take delight in bouncing the prog firmly on the counter. Then crease the spine firmly as they crane to find the (increasingly) small price and bend it over the bar-code reader. I haven't yet returned this to the racks but one day.......
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: Proudhuff 25 September, 2014, 11:42:50 AM


Subbs guys, its the only answer, you can pay mothly now and you get it on the Saturday before issue date.
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: I, Cosh 25 September, 2014, 12:22:21 PM
Subbs guys, its the only answer, you can pay mothly now and you get it on the Saturday before issue date.
Yep. That way the only person who can possibly mangle your beloved Prog is the postie...
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: SuperSurfer 25 September, 2014, 01:20:53 PM
Subbs guys, its the only answer, you can pay mothly now and you get it on the Saturday before issue date.
Yep. That way the only person who can possibly mangle your beloved Prog is the postie...
That's exactly why I don't subscribe. I can do without every single prog and Meg getting battered.
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: Fungus 25 September, 2014, 03:29:33 PM
Subbs guys, its the only answer, you can pay mothly now and you get it on the Saturday before issue date.
Yep. That way the only person who can possibly mangle your beloved Prog is the postie...
That's exactly why I don't subscribe. I can do without every single prog and Meg getting battered.

Ditto.
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: Proudhuff 25 September, 2014, 03:55:14 PM
seldom if ever happens for me, and the once it did the wonderful Denise replaced it without a quibble!
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: Fungus 25 September, 2014, 05:45:15 PM
I'm just imagining the prog encased in lovely crispy batter. CalHab delicacy in the making.
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: Mattofthespurs 25 September, 2014, 06:25:02 PM
My subs copies always arrive crisp and clean.

Subscribe. It's the only answer.
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: Dandontdare 25 September, 2014, 08:03:12 PM
Mine usually arrive in good nick, though I'm not as fussy as many about minor creasage. In fact, they're more likely to get creased when I rip open the plastic. I miss the envelopes with the blue spark of thrill-power when you peeled them open.
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: I, Cosh 27 September, 2014, 03:52:17 PM
Yoincks! An American acquaintance introduced me to a marvellous expression for homegrown fundamentalists: Jihad Joes.

Bah! People had to get blown up and generally killed just to satisfy my tastes for edgy wordplay.
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: SuperSurfer 27 September, 2014, 06:18:43 PM
I was once again moaning while out with my wife this morning about the lack of thrill merchants in the area where we currently live (one shop sells battered progs and no one sells the Meg).

Just to rub that in, as soon as we got home I looked at Twitter and read that in November there is a Comic Festival in the area where lived until very recently. It's a couple of roads away from my previous three addresses. I don't recognise any of the comics and exhibitors (other than Spandex) and young prodigy comic creator Zoom Rockman http://www.thezoom.co.uk but I will definitely check it out.

http://www.cecaf.uk
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: Link Prime 15 October, 2014, 12:37:42 AM
Yoinks:

Straight to the boozer after work- met up with an old friend, delicious pub grub, great flow on the Guinness, Ireland v Germany on the big screen (equaliser in 94th minute), more pints, salted peanuts, craic, Jaegerbombs, more pints, crisps, more pints. Life is so good.

Bah:

It's Tuesday night ya plum.

Get yer ass to bed, work starts soon. Very very soon.
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: Bolt-01 15 October, 2014, 11:14:27 AM
Yoinks! Got me a set of shiny CD's for the printer all ready to drop off and talk about dpi in the comics (trying to see if I can get it pushed up a little higher)

BAH! Didn't get out of work in time to keep my appt and so having to drop off tomorrow!
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: Cyberleader2000 24 February, 2015, 09:55:44 AM
Yoinks: I got my favoright midle man servises to list this set big yay as I would get them for a decent price http://www.toeihero.net/shopping/product_info.php?products_id=1183

BAH: I fell asleep last night when they listed it and there preorder sold out and my only outher opchion for preorder seams to have not updated there lists sins x-mas so I have a horibil feeling I'm going to have to get it from second hand market place and that will problay cost me a lot.  :'(
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: von Boom 26 May, 2015, 03:10:22 PM
Yoinks: I bought a new car two weeks ago.

Bah!: It's already in the shop.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 27 May, 2015, 07:52:55 AM
Yoinks: Humble bundle have an awesome Wii U and 3DS promo, including Stealth 2 that I nearly bought yesterday.

Bah: It's region locked to the Americas
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: I, Cosh 24 September, 2015, 11:12:41 AM
Missed my flight to Budapest.

Mildly drunk at the airport.

Might be I the wrong order.
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: Grugz 27 September, 2015, 04:55:46 PM
YOINKS! wifes getting me an xbox one!!!

Bah, only allowed it at crimbo!
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: Richmond Clements 27 September, 2015, 07:51:24 PM
YOINKS! wifes getting me an xbox one!!!

Bah, only allowed it at crimbo!

GF got me one from Christmas - her being a soft touch resulted in me getting it immediately! (she doesn't read this, so I'm safe)
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: Grugz 28 September, 2015, 04:48:07 AM
 I think I'd be pushing it but i'll be able to get witcher 3 for the big day and hopefully star wars and fallout 4.

and the daughter's happy cos I promised her the 360 now all she needs are a few more games than her how to train your dragon one she already has!
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: Woolly 12 July, 2016, 09:17:22 AM
Yoinks! - My week off work begins here...
Bah! - ...and not only have I developed a chest infection, but also insane toothache in two teeth! Awaiting a call back from an emergency dentist, whilst riding a Solpadol wave.

Bollocks!
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: I, Cosh 31 August, 2016, 12:37:31 PM
Yoincks! Dark chocolate Tunnocks caramel wafers.

Bah! This billboard is at the airport as I'm about to leave the country.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 31 August, 2016, 01:22:54 PM
Yoinks! Was excited by the posting here of an open source video editor, as my son was looking for one and wanted to know why (a) I wouldn't buy a £500 editing suite for his YouTube videos, and (b) why it wasn't okay to download a cracked copy of that same suite.

Bah! Linux only. And I cannot be arsed with that.
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: Mardroid 04 September, 2016, 02:35:23 PM
Yoinks! I was offered work for very good wages, and stated that they would employ me purely on my CV as they were unable to interview me.
Double yoinks! I was offered a contract but....


Bah: they require me to undertake a security check myself because the usual one will take too long, and they will reimburse me with my first wages.

Am I paranoid to assume this is very likely a scam?

I was actually kind of suspicious early on the moment they stated an interview probably wouldnt be required, but I let it play out as I couldn't see what they had to gain. Then when I was required to pay for the secuirty scan, I thought "Aha! There it is."

I will investigate them further but I'm pretty sure they're dodgy.
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: Spikes 04 September, 2016, 03:17:44 PM
Whilst it is very strange, that they would employ somebody purely on the basis of their CV (I assume you haven't actually met them in person?), paying for a security check is pretty common nowadays.

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: Mardroid 04 September, 2016, 04:26:42 PM
I haven't met them. They contacted me via email in the first place.

Longer version of what happened (please bear with me, but I think you'll see why I'm suspicious).

In the first email they requested I fill in an online form specifying a time and day for a telephone interview. I booked it for a Saturday since the system allowed me to. They stated that they had had a number of other interviews but someone had 'let them down and gone to another company'. That actually set some arm bells going since it seemed rather unprofessional to go into that amount of explanation about something that's none of my business.

They didn't call back, so I assumed it was due to the Saturday appointment so I booked another appointment online for a weekday.

Shortly after that I happened to check my spam folder where there was an apology email relating to the first appointment stating that he had been unable to call as he had to go to head office but they would likely forgo the interview and offer me the job, based on my CV. (Incidentally, in the original email it was supposed to be a lady who interviewed me, not him, but I guess that doesn't mean much. Maybe he'd call and pass the phone to her, but it's an inconsistency which made me wonder..) He had to speak with his manager first to confirm it. He'd get back to me Thursday.

Then I got the exact same letter when the other appointment I had booked came up. I guess he could have just copied and pasted or set up an automated response....

Then I get another two emails stating that he had spoken to his boss and or was likely they'd give me the contract... But they would confirm the following morning... (So basically not much more information.)

Afternoon the next day I get a text and 2 duplicate  emails with contract attached. 'Dont fill in the contract yet. You'll fill in a hard copy when you start." Then the request for the security FS1 check to 'speed things up'.

To be fair the did leave a phone number I can call, but any actor can answer a call.

I haven't looked closely at the attached documents yet. I'll attempt to find out if the company and the fs1 security site is legit as well. But I'm wary when companies ask you to pay for something before you start. But you give me food for thought Spike. I know security checks were common, but I figured it was always taken care of by the company.

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: Trout 04 September, 2016, 04:30:36 PM
Concerned this is indeed a scam. You need independent evidence that the company exists as stated and is reputable.

Start by looking them up in the (online) phone book and calling their switchboard. Then ask for HR and make your concerns plain, speaking politely.

If you get this far, they will help. Good luck!
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: Mardroid 04 September, 2016, 04:33:28 PM
Thanks Trout.
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: moly 04 September, 2016, 04:33:44 PM
It sounds very suspicious, they will probably ask for your bank details soon
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: Mardroid 04 September, 2016, 04:37:28 PM
It sounds very suspicious, they will probably ask for your bank details soon

That's not too much of an issue though since they can only use those details to pay you anyway, not withdraw. That's if we're talking about just providing account number and sort code. It's if they wish to set up a direct debit you'd have to worry,but that would be a crap scam.
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: Spikes 04 September, 2016, 05:57:41 PM
I haven't looked closely at the attached documents yet. I'll attempt to find out if the company and the fs1 security site is legit as well. But I'm wary when companies ask you to pay for something before you start. But you give me food for thought Spike. I know security checks were common, but I figured it was always taken care of by the company.

Where I work (A local Government authority), when I first started, they sorted out the Police/Security checks. And pretty advanced ones at that. And whenever it needs updating, they also do this for free.

But for newer starters/temporary staff, they have to pay for their own checks. And this is NOT reimbursed afterwards

Also, I've Nieces who work in the care industry, and they also have to pay for, and swallow the cost of, their own checks if they change employers.

So it would appear that having to pay for your own checks is becoming more and more common. Another way for employers to save money I guess. As I understand it, these kind of checks, are not cheap.

So, in a way, being asked to pay upfront for checks wouldn't have set any alarm bells ringing, but everything else you have stated, does. Sounds like a classic scam set-up, tbh...
This might be down purely to me not having dealt with something like this before, and the process you've stated might be more common for certain jobs etc, but still, to me, it does sound most peculiar.

Sorry, I can't be of more help, but I think you are on the right track by proceeding with caution.


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: sheridan 04 September, 2016, 07:26:57 PM
Concerned this is indeed a scam. You need independent evidence that the company exists as stated and is reputable.

Start by looking them up in the (online) phone book and calling their switchboard. Then ask for HR and make your concerns plain, speaking politely.

If you get this far, they will help. Good luck!
I'm not sure what the process is for a company getting their phone number into the directory, but I doubt it's that rigorous.  It's not failsafe, but try the companies house register (https://www.gov.uk/get-information-about-a-company).
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: Mardroid 04 September, 2016, 08:27:11 PM
Thanks for your advice guys. Much appreciated.
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: Mardroid 04 September, 2016, 08:42:33 PM
The company is listed with Companies House, but the company no. Provided in the offer email is not the same as the one listed at companies house. I don't know if that means anything though as their number might correspond to a different register.

There are no phone numbers that I can find at Companies House either, but I will do a search elsewhere for an online companies  phone book.
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: Mardroid 04 September, 2016, 09:10:55 PM
Sorry for repeat posts. In my searches I did come across this page (http://who-called.co.uk/Number/02038765166) with other people who received the same email as me...

Incidentally the name of th company is actually [deleted], which does not appear in Companies House. The name they go by [deleted], however, does. Biding really know what that means apparent from using name of existing company?

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: sheridan 04 September, 2016, 09:22:16 PM
The company is listed with Companies House, but the company no. Provided in the offer email is not the same as the one listed at companies house. I don't know if that means anything though as their number might correspond to a different register.

There are no phone numbers that I can find at Companies House either, but I will do a search elsewhere for an online companies  phone book.
The only possible registers I can thing of are Companies House and the register of the Charity Commission.  If a private company isn't on the register of Companies House then it is not legally allowed to operate in this country.  This applies equally to large companies like the one I work for and small companies set up so that somebody can put on a gig every few months at their local pub.  The number they've given in the email could be a trading company, but I'd be wary. 

Going back to the example of the company I work for - there's one main PLC and a host of other companies within that, including trading arms, manufacturing divisions and the pension scheme (standard practice - held separately so that if the main company goes bust then people still get a pension).  I'll point out here that I work for a respectable company, held in high regard - not one of those that hits the headlines on tax dodges and the like.  There should be some way to connect all the companies though - for instance in my case, the official address of all those companies (about ten in all) is the building next to the one I work in, even though some of the actual places the work is done are in other counties around the country.
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: sheridan 04 September, 2016, 09:24:29 PM
I'd be wary about including the name of the company in this thread, as the 2000ADonline forum does get covered by google - and I'm guessing they're a Search Engine Optimisation company from their name?
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: Mardroid 05 September, 2016, 12:15:27 AM
Ah, I'm unable to edit my post. I partly included it as way of warning in case they approach anyone here too, but fair enough.  Mods please feel free to remove the name or delete that post...
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: sheridan 05 September, 2016, 01:36:11 AM
Ah, I'm unable to edit my post. I partly included it as way of warning in case they approach anyone here too, but fair enough.  Mods please feel free to remove the name or delete that post...
Though from the link posted filled with a host of comments that it was a scam, it doesn't look like a reputable company anyway...
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: Fungus 05 September, 2016, 01:55:32 AM
It sounds highly dubious. Paying for checks is their responsibilty, not yours. If that is no longer standard practice (I'm no expert) then that's a disgusting state of affairs.
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: DaveGYNWA 05 September, 2016, 08:17:40 AM
Step away, cease communication with them - it's a scam, 100%. My employers were contacted by them a few weeks back to work on a project (for some reason, they thought we were a web-hosting company) and did a background check on them - conclusion from the check was that they are not registered at all, and the 'Digital SEO' name they use is actually an unrelated India-based company.

I suspect that the end goal with this scam is for you to submit your details to a security check company that they refer you to, and you would then pay that company....and bye bye to the cash.
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: Theblazeuk 05 September, 2016, 10:23:08 AM
Paying for your own security checks has been common for a long while I think. My girlfriend in University, a whole decade ago at this point, certainly paid for her own when she started part time work as a carer.
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: Mardroid 05 September, 2016, 12:48:10 PM
I suspect that the end goal with this scam is for you to submit your details to a security check company that they refer you to, and you would then pay that company....and bye bye to the cash.

That's what I thought. And they contacted your employers?

Prolific aren't they. There is a company registered under the Digi name at Companies House, but not under the main company name starting with Star.

Never mind I'm starting a 4 week agency  contract tomorrow.  (Coincidentally on the same town.) I just registered at the agency.

Oh and in nature of the thread:

Yoinks: I'm not required until 10:30 first day for induction.
Bah: 8:00 after that. (I know that start time is pretty common. Don't mind me , early mornings aren't my strong suit.)
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: Theblazeuk 06 September, 2016, 10:01:58 AM
Yoinks! I'm about to go to the American Ambassador's estate for some twaddle celebrity cricket match, which will have free Pimms and food.

Bah! Piers ****ing Morgan is going to be one of the Cricket captains.

I need a shower.
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: NapalmKev 06 September, 2016, 11:29:59 AM
Yoinks! I'm about to go to the American Ambassador's estate for some twaddle celebrity cricket match, which will have free Pimms and food.

Bah! Piers ****ing Morgan is going to be one of the Cricket captains.

I need a shower.

You have a Golden opportunity to see him possibly get hit in the face or groin by a cricket ball! Have fun!

Cheers
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: sheridan 06 September, 2016, 04:35:22 PM
Yoinks! I'm about to go to the American Ambassador's estate for some twaddle celebrity cricket match, which will have free Pimms and food.

Bah! Piers ****ing Morgan is going to be one of the Cricket captains.

I need a shower.

You have a Golden opportunity to see him possibly get hit in the face or groin by a cricket ball! Have fun!

Cheers
I saw the words 'golden', 'Piers Morgan' and 'shower' in close proximity and came to totally the wrong conclusion...
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: Tjm86 06 September, 2016, 06:31:41 PM
Do you really want to work 'Piers Morgan', 'shower' and 'golden' into the same sentence?

I mean, on a scale of 1 to really disturbing!
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 06 September, 2016, 07:34:55 PM
A company number is its definitive identifier. Names can be changed. Numbers cannot.
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: DaveGYNWA 10 September, 2016, 07:58:43 PM
Yoinks: my eldest girl recently decided that she would like to be less fussy about what she eats and has tried hamburger and beefburger in the last few weeks. Loves them.

Bah: today she asked if she could have some of my steak, and liked it. A lot. Get yer own, ya pup!!
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: Tjm86 10 September, 2016, 08:42:26 PM
My wife took great delight in my girls' profession of their love of my wine gums.  Standard birthday pressie that generally lasts thirty seconds with me seeing perhaps four from the pack!  No flies on that pair.   :rolleyes:
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: Grugz 10 September, 2016, 10:49:00 PM
Yoinks: my eldest girl recently decided that she would like to be less fussy about what she eats and has tried hamburger and beefburger in the last few weeks. Loves them.

Bah: today she asked if she could have some of my steak, and liked it. A lot. Get yer own, ya pup!!

how old is your girl? mines 11 and her list seems to be getting shorter on what she "likes" its a nightmare!!!
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: DaveGYNWA 10 September, 2016, 11:00:24 PM
how old is your girl? mines 11 and her list seems to be getting shorter on what she "likes" its a nightmare!!!

Almost 8 - we've had about 4 years of the 'short list', and she's now coming out the other side (we hope, anyway)...she's been a bit of a ham fiend for the last few years but about a year or so ago, she tried pepperoni for the first time and it's kind of gone from there. She loves pig - bacon/ham/gammon/chops. A few weeks back we got a few sausage patties from the butcher just to try to coerce her to try a burger out. Within a week, she was munching into a home made quarter pounder with cheese/bacon. The options for meals for her have gone up massively recently.

Her little sister is the next problem - trying to coerce her to expand from chicken nuggets/pasta/sausages/chips is going to be a big problem. At least she takes on board a lot of fruit - a LOT!!

Next major step - getting the feckers to eat more vegetables!!
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: sheridan 11 September, 2016, 05:17:53 AM
Do you really want to work 'Piers Morgan', 'shower' and 'golden' into the same sentence?

I mean, on a scale of 1 to really disturbing!
I don't want to work Piers Morgan at all!
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: Mattofthespurs 11 September, 2016, 10:27:11 AM
how old is your girl? mines 11 and her list seems to be getting shorter on what she "likes" its a nightmare!!!

Almost 8 - we've had about 4 years of the 'short list', and she's now coming out the other side (we hope, anyway)...she's been a bit of a ham fiend for the last few years but about a year or so ago, she tried pepperoni for the first time and it's kind of gone from there. She loves pig - bacon/ham/gammon/chops. A few weeks back we got a few sausage patties from the butcher just to try to coerce her to try a burger out. Within a week, she was munching into a home made quarter pounder with cheese/bacon. The options for meals for her have gone up massively recently.

Her little sister is the next problem - trying to coerce her to expand from chicken nuggets/pasta/sausages/chips is going to be a big problem. At least she takes on board a lot of fruit - a LOT!!

Next major step - getting the feckers to eat more vegetables!!

This sounds familiar!  :lol:
My boy was a nightmare for about 8-9 years and then we took him on a cruise and he discovered the delights of many different foods (mainly off my plate!) Now he's a lot less picky and chose snails as his starter on most nights on the cruise we have just returned from. He also discovered steak on those cruises unfortunately. Vegetables is still a bit on an issue but he does love carrots and will eat broccoli and cauliflower but doesn't really like it. Those two we can get him to eat by smothering it in thick gravy or bread sauce. He's 12 now and 5 foot 7 with size 12 feet but slim so we must be doing something right.
They all get their in the end I believe. I would not touch any vegetables growing up except potatoes and would not even eat baked beans. Now the veg is the first thing I eat from my plate.
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: Hawkmumbler 03 November, 2016, 04:05:45 PM
Yoinks! Appear to have finally found a job with reasonable pay and good hours.

Bah! 2 hours of commuting a day. On a bike. In the middle of winter. For a 6:30AM start. Is it worth it?!
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: I, Cosh 03 November, 2016, 04:27:25 PM
Yoinks! Appear to have finally found a job with reasonable pay and good hours.

Bah! 2 hours of commuting a day. On a bike. In the middle of winter. For a 6:30AM start.

Is it worth it?!
This depends entirely on whether there is a shower at your workplace. On the other hand, I love cycling so you might need to take that with a pinch of salt.
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: Fungus 03 November, 2016, 04:29:25 PM
Yoinks! Appear to have finally found a job with reasonable pay and good hours.

Bah! 2 hours of commuting a day. On a bike. In the middle of winter. For a 6:30AM start. Is it worth it?!

Sounds like you already have your answer... :|
And job-hunting sucks, I sympathise. In the midst myself.
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: Hawkmumbler 03 November, 2016, 06:22:27 PM
Well, it's money I guess. But that's a LONG and boring commute.
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: Grugz 05 November, 2016, 02:26:31 PM
bah-Disney store screwed my order up

yoinks-replaced and let me keep the wrong item!


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: I, Cosh 15 January, 2017, 11:46:35 PM
Yoinks! Finally saw Rogue One tonight.

Bah! Need to read 18 pages of the dedicated thread to find out if I'm allowed to like it or not.
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: JamesC 16 January, 2017, 12:46:16 PM
Yoinks - Got a new cat from the rescue centre.

Bah! - It farts all the time.
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: Frank 16 January, 2017, 01:54:44 PM
Need to read 18 pages of the dedicated thread to find out if I'm allowed to like it

You know the drill with Star Wars: unbridled fanboy Yub Nub until it comes out on video, then swear you always thought it was crap for the rest of your life.


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: von Boom 21 April, 2017, 03:33:16 PM
Yoinks! I got away early from work today.
Bah. I got a puncture and now my car is in the garage.
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: Tjm86 29 November, 2017, 06:25:32 AM
Yoinks:  got results of my final Masters course this week.  Passed!  Now BSc(Hons), BA(Hons), MEd.

Bah:  payroll / HR screwup means my pay is a couple of hundred quid short this month!!!!!!   :o :o :o

Just in time for Christmas.  On the plus side we are well ahead of the curve this year and pretty much done.  On the down side this tends to be a bit of an anxiety trigger so deep breathing exercises all round for a while.
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: Mardroid 05 December, 2017, 03:46:34 PM
Well done Tjm86.

Yoinks : Approaching the end of my probationary period in the first full time permanent job I've had in months since being made redundant last year.

Bah: They're really taking speed into account, in their decision whether or not to keep us, and and speed is not my strength, unfortunately. Due to requiring more numbers I keep getting sent upstairs to do another job too. Unlike most in our dept, I quite like the other work, but while I'm doing that, I'm not getting a chance to speed up on my main job, the one I'll be judged on. Sigh.
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: Woolly 05 December, 2017, 05:56:32 PM
Yoinks: The last two 2000AD Mega Collection deliveries appear to have finally been made! Woop!

Bah: But they've been delivered next door, and there's no-one in. Bugger!
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: Bolt-01 09 February, 2018, 11:23:12 AM
Yoinks! I scored a decent chunk of voucher from WHSmith so decided to splurge on some Ebooks.

BAH! Didn't realise that the KOBO reader beloved of WHSmith was unable to be used on a kindle. Best I can manage so far is reading on my laptop!
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: The Legendary Shark 09 February, 2018, 12:33:48 PM
I've found the Open Source program Calibre (https://calibre-ebook.com/download) to be very good at converting e-books from one format to another. Might be worth a shot.
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: Bolt-01 09 February, 2018, 12:56:36 PM
Ooh, cheers Sharky- I'll take a look at that when I on my laptop...
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: von Boom 09 February, 2018, 01:02:17 PM
Calibre is pretty good at converting formats. Not perfect mind, but an excellent program for the price. The only problem is that you can't upload them to your kindle account any more. Or you couldn't at any rate. It just means you have to plug in the kindle reader to your computer to transfer the books.
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: Theblazeuk 09 February, 2018, 09:49:24 PM
Kobo usually handles the more universal standard .epub format, whilst Kindle uses .mobi. Caliber does this pretty well but you do often lose some continuity of formatting (paragraph spacing might look a bit jumbled somewhere, etc) but it's not so bad, usually. Some times renders it difficult to read more casually though
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: Fungus 29 June, 2018, 06:51:54 PM
Yoincks! Needing a break I recently booked a course at the School of Art. Desperately looking forward to this :-)

Bah! 3 days later the School of Art burnt down.

(Yes, the one in all the papers)
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: DaveGYNWA 25 July, 2018, 12:49:39 AM
Yoincks!! Tomorrow (today!!) is last day of my work week, then off until next Tuesday. Bringing the family to a lovely rock festival up a mountain in Wales, all paid for by work.

Bah! One of our customers logs a support ticket with us this evening which is a massive issue for them, and is going to take up all day tomorrow to explain why it happened and how to recover from it.

Yoincks!! The 'why it happened' is because one their admins deleted some stuff and triggered a chain of events that is easily explainable using the server logs.

Bah!! They're going to play the "nah, that didn't happen....the software must have a bug" game.

Yoincks!! Great...they are going to burn throught their support time to end up with me saying....."Nah, feck off with that...I've been supporting this software for years and know it inside out....you fucked up, admit it. We can see the actions in the logs. Let's help you recover from the issue and you move on with a lesson learned"

Bah!!! Them....with fingers in ears....."blah blah blah can't hear you. not interested"

I'm going to get our technical directory to handle this one tomorrow.
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: DaveGYNWA 25 July, 2018, 10:02:09 AM
YOINCKS!!!

They listened to us, accepted our findings, the admin has held his hand up (when faced with the comment that we can see the login name of the admin) and they've begun working on repairing the damage.

No BAH!!!
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: The Legendary Shark 25 July, 2018, 10:06:36 AM

As Susan Ivanova might say, "no bah today, bah tomorrow. There's always a bah tomorrow."

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: DaveGYNWA 31 July, 2018, 01:44:40 PM

As Susan Ivanova might say, "no bah today, bah tomorrow. There's always a bah tomorrow."

BAH!!! 8 weeks of hot weather...go to a festival, and down comes the rain. And being up a mountain, in Wales, it was really bloody wet. Unfortunately, the kids didn't want to stay beyond the 2nd band as they were absolutely soaked through, so we had to head off and give it a miss. Had a nice weekend in Wales regardless though.
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: James Stacey 31 July, 2018, 02:23:30 PM
Sun came out for the Wildhearts though
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: Hawkmumbler 05 March, 2019, 07:49:49 PM
Yoinks! Heading out for a job interview at Media City in the morning for an opportunity i'm super stoked for.

Bah! Might have broken my wrist leaving work this afternoon and falling down a flight of stairs. In A&E right now.*

*Typing with your left hand is tough work lads...
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: von Boom 05 March, 2019, 07:56:13 PM
Ouch Hawks! Hope the wrist isn't too bad and that the interview is a smashing success for you.
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: The Legendary Shark 05 March, 2019, 08:49:14 PM

Good luck and a swift recovery, Hawkie - impress the Hell out of the interviewers by turning up with a (hopefully not) broken wrist.

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: JayzusB.Christ 05 March, 2019, 09:19:26 PM
Aye, best of luck, HM.  I'd imagine you'll be forgiven for eschewing the customary firm handshake.
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: Fungus 06 March, 2019, 09:52:49 AM
Finally, a use for those fake hands!
Maybe not.
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: Hawkmumbler 06 March, 2019, 11:28:05 AM
Cheers fellas. Turned out to just be a severe sprain, so a small sling and military grade pain killers and I pulled myself to the interview. It went damn well! Hopefully hear back soon.
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: sheridan 06 March, 2019, 12:55:39 PM
Cheers fellas. Turned out to just be a severe sprain, so a small sling and military grade pain killers and I pulled myself to the interview. It went damn well! Hopefully hear back soon.

Better luck next time!

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: Dandontdare 06 March, 2019, 01:11:48 PM
Ouch nasty, get well soon! Hope you get the job - I work virtually next door to media city so we could meet up for a pint if you end up there.
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: Hawkmumbler 06 March, 2019, 09:23:29 PM
Aye absolutely DDD!
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: Theblazeuk 16 April, 2019, 04:40:08 PM
Good luck Hawks. I'm in Media City (Dock House).
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: von Boom 19 July, 2019, 10:29:16 PM
Yoinks, my car is going to be repaired under warranty (it's just out).
Bah, they won't take it for a month.
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: von Boom 20 August, 2019, 12:34:31 PM
Yoinks - It's my birthday today. I turned 50.
Bah - It's my birthday today. I turned 50.
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: The Legendary Shark 20 August, 2019, 12:41:32 PM

Happy birthday, young man.

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: Proudhuff 20 August, 2019, 01:37:16 PM
I remember 50! enjoy! You should start getting poosticks through the mail  :thumbsup:
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: von Boom 20 August, 2019, 08:31:39 PM
I remember 50! enjoy! You should start getting poosticks through the mail  :thumbsup:
I guess that's something to look forward to.

Cheers guys.
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: JayzusB.Christ 21 August, 2019, 09:48:19 AM
Happy birthday, lad.

YOINKS! The doctor tells me a lump in a certain place is not cancer.

BAH! I fall off my motorbike 3 hours later and end up spending the night in hospital.

(I'm just out.  Nothing broken apparently but I won't be using my right hand for a while.)
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: Dark Jimbo 21 August, 2019, 11:03:01 AM
YOINKS! The doctor tells me a lump in a certain place is not cancer.

Cripes!  :o Scary nonethless, I bet?
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: The Legendary Shark 21 August, 2019, 11:29:46 AM

Glad you're okay, JBC.

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: JayzusB.Christ 21 August, 2019, 11:33:19 AM
Terrifying. As a borderline hypochondriac, though, I've convinced myself I had cancer many, many times. This one, though, I was certain about.  I'll take the sore hand any day.
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: Proudhuff 21 August, 2019, 11:48:46 AM
Hope you're on the mend  :wave:

insert wank joke here
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: JayzusB.Christ 21 August, 2019, 12:32:29 PM
Hope you're on the mend  :wave:

insert wank joke here

How DARE you make a mockery of my injury? Tell you what, though, my left hand just doesn't have what it takes.
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: paddykafka 21 August, 2019, 12:38:46 PM
Terrifying. As a borderline hypochondriac, though, I've convinced myself I had cancer many, many times. This one, though, I was certain about.  I'll take the sore hand any day.

Glad to hear about the All-Clear, Jayzus.  :) I thought that the following Woody Allen gag from his stand-up days might appeal to you.

Eggs Benedict


I had once a pain in the chestal area. Now, I was sure it was heartburn, y'know, 'cause at that time I was married and my wife cooking with her nazi recipies, y'know, chicken Himmler.

I didn't wanna pay twenty five bucks to have it reaffirmed by some medic, that I had heartburn. But I was worried 'cause it was in the chestal area. Then it turns out my friend, Eggs Benedict, has a pain in his chestal area, in the same exact spot. I figured if I could get Eggs to go to the doctor, I could figure out what was wrong with me, at no charge, so I con Eggs.

He goes.

Turns out he's got heartburn.

Cost him twenty five dollars, and I feel great, 'cause I figured I beat the medic out of twenty five big ones, y'know. Called up Eggs two days later - he died.

I check into a hospital immediately, have a battery of test run and x-rays. Turns out I got heartburn. Cost me a hundred and ten dollars. Now I'm furious.

I run to Eggs' mother, and I say: "Did he suffer much?" And she said: "No, it was quick. Car hit him and that was it."
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 21 August, 2019, 02:25:03 PM
Blimey, stay well JBC.  :o
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: von Boom 21 August, 2019, 02:40:58 PM
Happy birthday, lad.

YOINKS! The doctor tells me a lump in a certain place is not cancer.

BAH! I fall off my motorbike 3 hours later and end up spending the night in hospital.

(I'm just out.  Nothing broken apparently but I won't be using my right hand for a while.)
Thanks for the wishes. Glad the lump was nothing, but yikes! Hope you're feeling better now.
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: JayzusB.Christ 21 August, 2019, 07:02:33 PM
Thanks all! Great little fable there too, paddy... now I want some Eggs Benedict!
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: Hawkmumbler 29 August, 2019, 07:28:12 PM
Yoinks! Job interview on Monday for something pretty big i'm excited for, could be working for the local radio company in Manchester in admin, with inroads into journalism and editorial.

Bah! Job center cocked up my Universal Credit so the three weeks i've waited out of five for a payment wont count, and have to start again. 2 months with zero income, no wonder people are depending on food banks! Bit of luck, I wont need more than one payment anyway.
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: The Legendary Shark 29 August, 2019, 08:04:11 PM

Been there, Hawkie - it's a horrible place.

At my lowest ebb, two people, who I'd never met before, brought me supplies from the local food bank. They'd heard about me through the grapevine and just turned up - right when I needed it the most. That was the day I lost my faith in the system and rediscovered my faith in individuals.

Hopefully, though, you get the job. Fingers crossed for ye, fella.

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: JayzusB.Christ 30 August, 2019, 12:09:17 AM
Best of luck, Hawk.  Hope you get the job.
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: Bolt-01 30 August, 2019, 09:49:05 AM
All the best Hawkster! I'll make sure the clan are all aware too.
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: Hawkmumbler 30 August, 2019, 03:18:35 PM
Thanks lads, truth be told i'm bricking it but the thought of never having to tolerate another drunk customer or 4AM finish has me motivated to get this bread!
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: JayzusB.Christ 30 August, 2019, 04:08:51 PM
If it's any help at all, I've been on an 8-month trawl through Dr David Burns's podcasts on CBT and effective communication. He says that making your interview all about the interviewer rather than yourself is the key.  He tried it himself as a young man (researching in advance and becoming really, really interested about the interviewer and his job) and apparently his interview stretched to about three times as long as was necessary. He immediately got the job, over far more qualified candidates.
Haven't done an interview for years but I wish I'd known that.  Well, to be fair I did do one last year, but it was for a job I'd had 14 years experience of, and the interviewer is now a regular drinking buddy.
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: JayzusB.Christ 30 August, 2019, 05:47:43 PM
...and I've just realised I'm doing one if my least favourite things that other people do: Dishing out unsolicited advice.  Apologies.  I really do hope you get that job though; having Internet-known you for a few years I realise you're a sound lad who's had one or two knocks in life and I'm honestly rooting for you.
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: Hawkmumbler 30 August, 2019, 06:03:55 PM
Not at all Jayzus that advice was most welcome! Swatted up on my company history already so just playing the waiting game now! And like wise, not a member of the forum I don’t consider good friends!
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: JayzusB.Christ 30 August, 2019, 09:56:48 PM
Not at all Jayzus that advice was most welcome! Swatted up on my company history already so just playing the waiting game now! And like wise, not a member of the forum I don’t consider good friends!
Ah cool, glad to hear it. Give it loads and keep us posted.
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: Fungus 31 August, 2019, 01:07:48 AM
Good Luck Hawks. Had a few interviews a couple of years back and did some light reading on what those companies were about. They were amazed at basic facts I had at my fingertips and admitted some truly basic stuff they didn’t know themselves. Little effort goes a long long way. Message ends!
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: Mardroid 05 September, 2019, 08:36:49 PM
Hope the interviews were fruitful Hawks.

Yoinks! I had a nice spicy naked burrito* for lunch at work. Tasty meat (chicken or possibly pork) with rice, veg (peppers), beans, guacamole**, sour cream and jalapeño chillies in a spicy salsa sauce. Lovely.

Bah! My guts rebelled later. It could have been the tea and the chocolate thing I had at Costa on the way home (wouldn’t be the first time I got a belly pain after going to such places but that’s usually coffee related) but in this case I think it was the spice. I usually cope okay but jalapeños*** AND a spicy sauce might have been overdoing it. 🤪

I don’t feel too bad now, but... yuck.

Hungry again now so I’m having a bit of dinner. Probably should give my belly a rest but...

*’Naked’ cos it didn’t come wrapped in that flat pancake type stuff**. It came with plenty of Mexican style rice, so I figured that would do on the carbs front,

** I know all the correct Spanish words as you can see.

*** Fascinated how my spellchecker adds the tilde symbol over the ‘n’ in ‘jalapeno’. Heh. Doesn’t do it if I use quotes.
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: Dandontdare 07 September, 2019, 01:20:47 PM
I've just saved over £85 in the 2000ad shop using that subscriber discount .... but I've just blown over £85 on comics.

Not sure whether to be pleased with myself or ashamed!  :lol:
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: Hawkmumbler 09 September, 2019, 12:10:13 PM
More of a Bah followed by Yoinks! but...

Bah! Didn't get one of the jobs I went for last week, onwards and all that....

Yoinks! Got second place in candidate position out of 40 for one role so not bad going, and theirs always the other company to wait on...
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: TordelBack 09 September, 2019, 01:11:15 PM
Drokkin' A, Hawkie! Per ardua, ad astra!

(In the original non-airforce-motto sense).

On a similar yoincks/bah vibe, just had a bizarre job meeting where a (very respctable) company appeared to be throwing work at me with an almost pleading tone. So much so that I quoted them a stupidly high hourly rate and then left the building thinking I've stuffed it up completely by looking like a stunned (and greedy) fish after the first 20 minutes...

Ah well, we'll see.

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: The Legendary Shark 09 September, 2019, 04:26:34 PM

Well, Qapla to you both!

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: Colin YNWA 09 September, 2019, 08:33:24 PM
More of a Bah followed by Yoinks! but...

Bah! Didn't get one of the jobs I went for last week, onwards and all that....

Yoinks! Got second place in candidate position out of 40 for one role so not bad going, and theirs always the other company to wait on...

Jez getting a job is such a lottery. Getting 2nd out of 40 gives you should a good start going forward. Get feedback, listen to the feedback. Not let it dominate but don't let the feedback but just 'They had more experience' asked them how they expressed it, what they showed and learn. You must have an excellent platform to build from but they way to do that is always listen to the folks as they should give you the time if you have done well.
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: JayzusB.Christ 10 September, 2019, 10:51:28 PM
Good stuff, Hawkster, and Tordels too.  Keeping my tentacles crossed for you both.

More a 'bah; yoincks!' for me too - I get a hospital bill for my recent accident for €412; of which my health insurance would only cover a fraction, with a holiday coming up in two weeks.  I withdraw a sizeable amount from my meagre emergency fund.

On calling the hospital, it turns out that €312 of that would only apply if I'd made a successful claim against another driver. There was no other driver involved so it's only the hundred. I have absolutely no clue as to how any of this makes sense, but, well, yoincks,  I suppose.
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: Frank 10 September, 2019, 11:17:14 PM
I get a hospital bill for my recent accident for €412; of which my health insurance would only cover a fraction

Let's take my embarrassment at the depths of my own ignorance as read and proceed directly to you what?!

I realise we went our separate ways long before the Beveridge Report, but you fellas copied iPlayer and Britain's Got Talent and never got round to universal health care?


Font of all knowledge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healthcare_in_the_Republic_of_Ireland
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: maryanddavid 11 September, 2019, 12:27:10 AM
I love this little country, but the healthcare is far too complicated.
I pay private health insurance, have done or the last twenty years, wouldn't be without it. Half is paid by work.

So the last two days I have had two of the kids at the Doc, €50 a pop. I can claim 20 from insurance, and then claim the balance from tax at the end of the year, ending at the visit costing somewhere around 25 euro.
Flip side is both appointments were made at 8.30, the were 'squeezed in' at nine by a great doc.

Hospitals are the same, there is a fee for A&E, and they are just mental, but in my experience once you get past the chaos that is the admission, the system, it works well. The whole private consultants working in public hospitals needs to be changed and GP referral's given more weight, eg, if I present to the hospital with a letter from the GP saying I need an Xray for a suspected sprained ankle, why do I need to be triaged, wait for a doctor, wait for the radiologist etc etc etc. AGGHG!
Anyway rant over! Back to comics.
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: JayzusB.Christ 11 September, 2019, 08:13:42 AM
I get a hospital bill for my recent accident for €412; of which my health insurance would only cover a fraction

Let's take my embarrassment at the depths of my own ignorance as read and proceed directly to you what?!

I realise we went our separate ways long before the Beveridge Report, but you fellas copied iPlayer and Britain's Got Talent and never got round to universal health care?


Font of all knowledge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healthcare_in_the_Republic_of_Ireland

'Fraid not. There's a medical card for if you're below a certain income threshold, but unless you're filthy rich it's either health insurance or cooking meth.

Don't let the bastards take yours away from you.
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: TordelBack 11 September, 2019, 02:21:47 PM
I get a hospital bill for my recent accident for €412; of which my health insurance would only cover a fraction

Let's take my embarrassment at the depths of my own ignorance as read and proceed directly to you what?!

I realise we went our separate ways long before the Beveridge Report, but you fellas copied iPlayer and Britain's Got Talent and never got round to universal health care?


Font of all knowledge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healthcare_in_the_Republic_of_Ireland

'Fraid not. There's a medical card for if you're below a certain income threshold, but unless you're filthy rich it's either health insurance or cooking meth.

Don't let the bastards take yours away from you.

In fairness there are caps for fees for most services in the public system - no-one's going be hit with anything like the full cost for major treatments or hospital stays (max about €1000 a year, I think). But at the GP/minor injury outpatient/prescription level the numbers can get annoyingly- if not bankrupty- large.
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: JayzusB.Christ 11 September, 2019, 02:36:38 PM

In fairness there are caps for fees for most services in the public system - no-one's going be hit with anything like the full cost for major treatments or hospital stays (max about €1000 a year, I think). .

Well, I never knew that.
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: Proudhuff 11 September, 2019, 03:45:53 PM
More of a Bah followed by Yoinks! but...

Bah! Didn't get one of the jobs I went for last week, onwards and all that....

Yoinks! Got second place in candidate position out of 40 for one role so not bad going, and theirs always the other company to wait on...

Nice one, you must be doing something right  :thumbsup:
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: Hawkmumbler 12 September, 2019, 01:02:44 PM
Jinxed!

Bah- Didn't get the job.

Yoinks- Macross Plus the Movie in London this weekend, and another two interviews for journalism positions next week. Lets fuckin' go.
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: Bolt-01 12 September, 2019, 01:05:18 PM
Go on, Lad! Keep punchin' - there 'is' a post out there for you.

And enjoy that there Londinium, too.
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: von Boom 12 September, 2019, 07:00:45 PM
Hard luck Hawks. Hope the next ones work out for you.
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: JayzusB.Christ 15 September, 2019, 04:00:16 PM
Ah, sorry to hear that, Hawks.  Plenty more jobs out there, and you have the massive advantage of being way younger than most of us here.

If it's any use in the future, here's the CBT-related interview advice I mentioned before (starting about the 16 minute mark or so).

https://youtu.be/BAYntwWXAtM (https://youtu.be/BAYntwWXAtM)
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: Hawkmumbler 08 October, 2019, 05:31:29 PM
Hawks tiresome Y!FCBB Work Edition Vol.5:

Yoinck! OK so though I said I wanted to avoid hospitality but I really need money, and a former employer of mine from probably the one good outlet i've worked for has approached me to help manage a new store they're opening in Victoria. Good money for what it is, it's a stop gap, plus discounted travel as I work in the station so gonna be milking that plus!

Yoinck! Pt. 2! After a surprisingly short period wait period, my application for a Voluntary Placement at BBC Media City (Radio Manchester and 5Live) for 10 days has been approved, interview for opportunity is next week, and if nothing else will get me to network a bit. Fingers crossed for this....

Bah!: Waiting. So much waiting. It's the absolute worst part of undertaking anything of this nature because you seemingly can't just start ASAP. Bah! Double Bah!
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: TordelBack 16 November, 2019, 11:52:22 AM
Yoincks! My work situation is currently the best it's been for many years, a main interesting four-month contract with a very professional client that is paying me about twice the rate I was able to get just 3 years ago, and a few little side projects that I can keep ticking over. I keep waiting for the catch, and uh-oh here it is...

Bah! A petrol-guzzling commute is causing me angst. 5hrs a day by multiples of public transport or just 2hrs by car. Guess how my environmental principles fared against tge prospect of leaving the house at 5am and returning at 730pm. It doesn't help that a similar equation has played out in almost every project I've had this year.
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: Tiplodocus 16 November, 2019, 11:58:56 AM
When faced with similar, I opted for public transport and then used the time to do all of the "me stuff" ( reading, writing, playing games which with technology now could expand to watching tv) so that when I finally got home, I could spend what time I had on family time. (But I suppose driving is a good time to catch up on podcasts and audio books etc.)

Of course this went by the way side and after a few years my public transport time was used for sleeping and apologising profusely to the person I had dribbled on.
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: TordelBack 16 November, 2019, 12:26:52 PM
I've justified/endured long PT commutes on that very basis, but the maths on this on just doesn't seem to work: 9.5 hrs at work plus 5 hours travel plus entirely notional 8 hours sleep leaves 1.5 hours a day for *everything* else. And the commute is a mix of walk-bus-walk-coach-walk out and walk-bus-tram-walk back so even the possibility of getting work done is limited. I can't see myself surviving 4 months of that, even with mobile gaming and Netflix.

I think I'll just have to mix it up during the week, maybe drive Tuesdays and Thursdays and grin and bear it the rest.
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: The Legendary Shark 16 November, 2019, 12:30:45 PM

Can you do a deal with a local taxi driver or firm?

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: TordelBack 16 November, 2019, 02:28:14 PM
Same amount of gas though, innit? I don't mind the actual driving, podcasts and Ed Reardon's Week keep me more than entertained, I'm just trying not to drive if at all possible for environmental reasons, but find myself seduced by the convenience.

I have however hit on a partial solution - on days I drive I can head 20 minutes up to my elderly aunt's house and spend the evening there, doing chores/shopping/nattering, which means my mother won't have to do a considerably longer drive as often. I've kipped on her floor a  bit recently while she was unwell, so that's an option. It's hardly ideal for family life but it salves my conscience on two grounds.


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: Tiplodocus 16 November, 2019, 03:49:20 PM
I was lucky enough to be able to work from home or from a closer office. I don't know if that's  negotiable.
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: TordelBack 16 November, 2019, 04:13:08 PM
I was lucky enough to be able to work from home or from a closer office. I don't know if that's  negotiable.

Alas, being a manager physically on site is what I charge 'em for!  My clients could actually do my job themselves, but their office is even further away than I am and they don't want the hassle that they are paying me (handsomely by my standards) to absorb. That's the very emphatic Yoincks! part of this post after all!

The issue is the need to go all the way into the city centre from the uttermost new suburbs wher'er I dwell and all the way back out again to even newer suburbs what we are building.  My ingenious better half has been concocting clever ways to get to site without going corewards by misusing airport shuttles and the like, but they all seem to fall down because I need to be on site before 0730 and there's a 15+ minute walk from the nearest bus-stop (which is the end of the line) and there just aren't faster services that get me out there for that time. 

There's a whopping irony in all this as 27 years ago my Final Year Dissertation was an analysis of the need for concentric (rather than just radial) PT services in the Dublin hinterland, and I turned down an offer of funding to develop it as a complete study because I thought it was so bloody boring and I wanted to do *this* instead...

Hopefully the follow-on contract I'm hoping to get in the Spring is one I can do from home, and thus re-establish my eremitic low-carbon ways (so many young people out there that I'm supposed to exchange pleasantries with, shudder).

By the standards of my profession the actual car-journey is laughably short, but I'm trying to do better. So for now it looks like it'll be as many trade-offs as I can manage.
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: Proudhuff 16 November, 2019, 04:39:11 PM
get a scrapheap bike and chain it up at the far end, 15 min walk becomes a 5 min hurl....
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: maryanddavid 16 November, 2019, 05:00:19 PM
Drive, and offset the environmental impact by planting trees, or encouraging others too. Take a look at the your house to see where you can make it more efficient, in terms of lighting, heating, waste disposal etc.
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: paddykafka 17 November, 2019, 01:28:44 PM
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Bah! A petrol-guzzling commute is causing me angst. 5hrs a day by multiples of public transport or just 2hrs by car. Guess how my environmental principles fared against tge prospect of leaving the house at 5am and returning at 730pm.
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I think I've found a solution to your car dilemma, Tordels.  ;)

https://tenor.com/view/yabba-dabba-doo-car-flintstones-gif-14618105
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: TordelBack 17 November, 2019, 05:12:42 PM
Solid suggestions here, thanks Hivemind - even PaddyKafka! A combo of many of these ideas should get me through - the crappy bike left at one end especially would mean the feasibility of getting a later 0645 coach, which would mean I could wait until the first tram runs at 0545, cutting a whole 45 mins off my journey and immensely improving the comfort... there's even a cycle path at the far end! Plus having a bike at work would mean I could do supply runs etc during the day. Doable, I think.   

I know I'm lost somewhere in the virtue-signalling mire here, but I am genuinely trying so hard to reduce my family's footprint in every other area that it feels like a real stumbling block to be seduced back into a car by lack of reasonable PT solutions.  There has to be some compensation for living in a high-density suburban wasteland over a home with some green around, and I believe access to viable public transport is the biggie.   
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: The Legendary Shark 17 November, 2019, 05:34:44 PM

I used to work in public/private transport and it's a complex web. You never know whether a taxi or mini-bus is going your way, empty or under-filled, on a regular run, that you can take advantage of. If you can find more people going the same way (not necessarily to the same place), then you have the potential to devise your own private transport route. It's not guaranteed, of course, but there's a decent chance. It's worth asking around local taxi/coach firms - because you never know...

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: JayzusB.Christ 18 November, 2019, 02:34:24 PM
I take the 125cc motorbike option - not perfect, environment-wise, but there are electric ones available too.