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    Was there on 22-May, will be there tonight with...

    Was there on 22-May, will be there tonight with my daughter.

    IMHO attacks become more likely once time has passed and guard has dropped. Of course, there's no rule book so what do I know but I'm...
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    If it's co-op then yes. Arndale got...

    If it's co-op then yes.

    Arndale got evacuated as well, so the Sopra office would have been emptied.

    Glad I stayed away.
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    Was there with my daughter, 30 seconds later we'd...

    Was there with my daughter, 30 seconds later we'd have been in the foyer area. Lots if talk about balloons or speakers blowing up.

    I'm no weapons expert but the place stank of gunsmoke and...
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    30d :music: got that in 530d guise. Love it. ...

    30d :music: got that in 530d guise. Love it.

    Shame it's going though, 20-25 miles a day of town driving isn't ideal for it.
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    Got rid of mine a long time ago with no regrets. ...

    Got rid of mine a long time ago with no regrets. Quite a few reasons...

    Harsh ride on uneven surfaces (even with non sport suspension)

    Noise level after about 5k miles increases rapidly.
    ...
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    Suspect they're cruise passengers stopping off...

    Suspect they're cruise passengers stopping off for the day

    Linky
  7. Current clientco has a similar policy and it's...

    Current clientco has a similar policy and it's annoying.

    Despite the fact I was still in the middle of development and they still wnted me, an extension wasn't offered due to being at the 2 year...
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    Err, they raced together in the same car for 3...

    Err, they raced together in the same car for 3 years unless I missed something.

    2 of those years Lewis scored more, 1 year Jenson scored more.

    So in championship terms , from 2010-2012 Leis...
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    I see this metric thrown up a lot (generally as a...

    I see this metric thrown up a lot (generally as a Lewis put-down), yet I don't see other drivers having multiple years' points summed up.

    In championship terms, Lewis beat Jenson 2-1
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    Maybe they're wearing poppy wristbands instead...

    Maybe they're wearing poppy wristbands instead (like I'm doing right now)
  11. Maybe they should be stopped long before they...

    Maybe they should be stopped long before they reach Calais in the first place :confused:
  12. FWIW I had a very similar situation this year. ...

    FWIW I had a very similar situation this year.

    Existing contract was coming to an end with no chance of extension. 2 weeks before I walked off site another role popped up, different business area...
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    How did you know it was my birthday this weekend...

    How did you know it was my birthday this weekend :laugh

    New gig, birthday, cricket and F1 on the telly, BBQ on Saturday.

    I think the odd sherry or two will be consumed.
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    This is true, but as ClientCo is only 12 miles...

    This is true, but as ClientCo is only 12 miles away from MyCo it's not really much of an issue.

    The 25% more than compensates :D
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    Doomed & Boomed!

    After 21 months current Client Co said cost cuts, no more extensions. 5 weeks paid notice, handy ;)

    2 weeks later, same client, different dept, new project, 6 months with 25% rate increase...
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    And now turns out hubby killed his last wife so...

    And now turns out hubby killed his last wife so he could marry again.
  18. Thankfully only doing Rochdale to Manchester...

    Thankfully only doing Rochdale to Manchester currently, but I used to dread the M62 eastbound at this time of year.

    Just as you get to the top at jn22/Ripponden you get the happy combination of...
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    Sounds a bit suspect to me. BBC News - William...

    Sounds a bit suspect to me.

    BBC News - William Roache found not guilty of rape and indecent assault
  20. I see the words 'asked', 'plan',...

    <pedant>

    I see the words 'asked', 'plan', 'refrain' - none of those say this is an absolute rule on penalty of <insert punishment>

    And who defines what a 'balanced meal' is?

    </pedant>

    We...
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    8 hour days over here in Manchester. Can live...

    8 hour days over here in Manchester.

    Can live with it though, it's local and they don't moan at me for starting/leaving early (7:15 - 15:45) :glasses
  22. Thread: Wow!

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    Similar going on over our house in Rochdale, the...

    Similar going on over our house in Rochdale, the thunder is more like bombs going off, and the rain's like someone's turned on a hose.

    Bottom of the road is under water, manhole covers are...
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    Try Hillside BMW in Heywood, only about 5 mins...

    Try Hillside BMW in Heywood, only about 5 mins drive from Williams.

    Good indy garage.

    Rear brakepads for my 530, Williams £230-ish fitted, Hillside £120 for the same genuine pads.
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    We just go cheap-ish on the basis there's no...

    We just go cheap-ish on the basis there's no point spending mucho money on something the airport handlers will try their hardest to break, warranty or no warranty. Not much pain involved buying a...
  25. Thread: Eng vs Bobs

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    They can believe what they want, I blame the...

    They can believe what they want, I blame the Romans
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    Poll: I take them when I want and factor the loss of...

    I take them when I want and factor the loss of income into my overall plans, life's too short to fret about it. At a push if it seriously impacts a project I'm on I will look at moving a holiday,...
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    Is Halifax that bad?

    Is Halifax that bad?
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    One of my friends got called up a year ago. ...

    One of my friends got called up a year ago. Letter wasn't sent recorded delivery, no proof he received it, so he ignored it.

    Not heard a word since.
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    Yes, just about to finish series 2 (which is...

    Yes, just about to finish series 2 (which is totally different to 1) - enjoyed it, definitely something out of the ordinary.
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    Am I the first to mention Hell On Wheels? ...

    Am I the first to mention Hell On Wheels?

    Recently finished its 2nd season (and renewed for a 3rd), just started watching it last night.

    Promising if you like post US Civil War style westerns...
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    So if he'd been in a car they'd have opened the...

    So if he'd been in a car they'd have opened the gates.

    Why should a cyclist be treated any differently?

    And that's ignoring the fact he claims he normally went through the gates anyway apart...
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    I've kept things old-school ever since Newzbin v1...

    I've kept things old-school ever since Newzbin v1 went AWOL.

    Download headers every day into Usenet Explorer, put relevent filters in place to capture the ones I want.

    And that's it. Works for...
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    Decided on Squeezepad - quite like it so far. ...

    Decided on Squeezepad - quite like it so far.

    .mkv I want to play on the iPad, not send it somewhere. Airplayer works nicely, others I tried (e.g. 8player) weren't happy with some of the codecs....
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    Took the plunge on iPad this week, Sky Go was the...

    Took the plunge on iPad this week, Sky Go was the clincher. I've had my HTC One X since launch and still waiting for Sky to complete their 'testing', if and when they finally support the phone the...
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    I've a set of narrower, higher profile alloys...

    I've a set of narrower, higher profile alloys with winter tyres for my 530D

    Wasn't defeated last winter with that combination - actually made driving in the white stuff a bit of fun. Hit some...
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    Need to factor in driving style. A Corolla...

    Need to factor in driving style.

    A Corolla isn't the most fun to drive, and you wouldn't buy one for fun.

    A higher powered car is likely to be driven harder. Most BMW drivers (of which I'm...
  37. We did a 3-day trip to Lapland a couple of years...

    We did a 3-day trip to Lapland a couple of years back, stayed in a log cabin in Yllas.

    Nice and quiet (apart from the organised Santa excursions) - Levi on the other hand looked a real hive of...
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    Don't try and understand the Bond timeline, it'll...

    Don't try and understand the Bond timeline, it'll never work.

    Arguably this film is still part of the re-boot prequel series, given it ends with the gun barrel sequence, we get introduced to...
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    Season 8 is the final season.

    Season 8 is the final season.
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    Good move IMHO. Mclaren generally produce...

    Good move IMHO.

    Mclaren generally produce great cars, but they're not the fastest over the full season, or when they are they shoot themselves in the foot with sheer stupidity making it very hard...
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    -10.5 in one eye, -9 in the other - blind as a...

    -10.5 in one eye, -9 in the other - blind as a bat :D

    The thought of the surgery is bad enough, having it done twice :puke:

    But have no problems at all with lenses, vision's better with them...
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    I'm too short-sighted for laser surgery to...

    I'm too short-sighted for laser surgery to completely 'cure' me, I'd still need specs. :nerd

    So for that reason I'm out, contacts do me nicely and have done for the past 25 years.
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    Haven (http://epguides.com/Haven/) series 3...

    Haven series 3 kicked off last night
  44. Added to which, for me personally I want to be...

    Added to which, for me personally I want to be able to commute rather than stay away wherever possible (managed it for 21 years so far) so that obviously limits my catchment area.

    So I want to...
  45. I'm in the 'made a decision and stick with it'...

    I'm in the 'made a decision and stick with it' camp.

    Leaving current client co after 27 months, accepted another contract much closer to home (9 miles vs 45 miles) starting 1st Oct; current client...
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    Poll: I saw them supporting Leppard too, and was just...

    I saw them supporting Leppard too, and was just playing Mechanical Resonance today :laugh
  47. Not for email at least

    Not for email at least
  48. v7.0.1 at current client :eyes

    v7.0.1 at current client :eyes
  49. That's kind of my thinking. So security let them...

    That's kind of my thinking. So security let them through yet airlines are at fault :confused:
  50. Is airport security the responsibility of the...

    Is airport security the responsibility of the airline or the airport?
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