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Forum: SLC 16 February 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 115,211
Posted By Richard W
There had obviously been a bit of drama at my...

There had obviously been a bit of drama at my flats (or rather the block next door) last night because what looked like the whole of a man's wardrobe was scattered over the pavement and part of the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 February 2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 166,379
Posted By Richard W
After writing that last night, I realised that...

After writing that last night, I realised that they actually don't use red outlines in this context (that's reserved for indicators that somebody is about to hit you, and I can tell it's red, even...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 February 2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 166,379
Posted By Richard W
I've realised that the "preorder" DLC codes apply...

I've realised that the "preorder" DLC codes apply to when the shop orders the game, not when the customer orders it. I've had preorder codes weeks after release too. The individual shops presumably...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 February 2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Richard W
And you see, it's NOTHING TO DO WITH BREXIT!

And you see, it's NOTHING TO DO WITH BREXIT!
Forum: SLC 14 February 2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 29,652
Posted By Richard W
Nice! I picked mine up yesterday. Mine...

Nice! I picked mine up yesterday.

Mine aren't new prescriptions - I got them because my previous pair's frame broke - but they are the first varifocals I've had. I don't actually need them to...
Forum: SLC 14 February 2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 54,519
Posted By Richard W
I saw another Tesla X at the weekend, the second...

I saw another Tesla X at the weekend, the second I've seen I think. (The first must have been a year or so ago). So those are starting to be out there, although S's are still much more common here.
Forum: Rantidote 14 February 2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 44,463
Posted By Richard W
There's one at my work which I think works on a...

There's one at my work which I think works on a temperature sensor, rather than a motion sensor. But either way, once it starts flowing, the sensor is close enough to the stream of water that the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 February 2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 18,936
Posted By Richard W
I don't think I'd have got any of the others at...

I don't think I'd have got any of the others at all, except number 2 (which was a guess) but I was late to it and looked at people's answers anyway.

7 is interesting:



Based on C. J. Cregg...
Forum: SLC 12 February 2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,158
Posted By Richard W
There was a guy behind the hotel bar last night,...

There was a guy behind the hotel bar last night, who looked as though he was in his early 20s, who had a poppy (on a stem) tattooed up the length of his inner left arm from wrist to elbow, with the...
Forum: Rantidote 10 February 2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 44,463
Posted By Richard W
Yes, my dad suggested that. Usually I only have...

Yes, my dad suggested that. Usually I only have the economy 7 one on (which comes on overnight) and I only use the booster if the water has been off while I've been away and I come back and want hot...
Forum: Rantidote 09 February 2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 44,463
Posted By Richard W
My water heater seems to have stopped working. I...

My water heater seems to have stopped working. I had enough lukewarm water to wash my hair (but not have a proper bath like I'd wanted) this morning, but now I've got to work out what's wrong with...
Forum: Fun House 08 February 2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,060
Posted By Richard W
Those are fantastic, and more surprisingly I've...

Those are fantastic, and more surprisingly I've not even heard any of them before!
Forum: Rantidote 08 February 2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 26,229
Posted By Richard W
That's one of the issues. One of the first things...

That's one of the issues. One of the first things I did when handed a copy of this document was to go through it with coloured post-it strips and stick them on each page to colour code all the...
Forum: Social Studies 08 February 2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Richard W
Well it worked for me... Although most of the...

Well it worked for me... Although most of the spontaneous comments or compliments I get on mine are from men. Sometimes from women, too. When it gets complimented by men, I definitely think it's...
Forum: SLC 08 February 2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 54,519
Posted By Richard W
That's one of my favourite Corvettes - I can't...

That's one of my favourite Corvettes - I can't remember if I've ever seen one in person. (I think I have, but can't remember).

Corvettes are odd cars for me. There are some models that look...
Forum: SLC 08 February 2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,158
Posted By Richard W
Reading the comments again I don't think anybody...

Reading the comments again I don't think anybody was actually confused, but there are two different poems here:

In Flanders Fields...
Forum: Rantidote 08 February 2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 26,229
Posted By Richard W
Well... I can't really be too specific but...

Well... I can't really be too specific but suffice to say I'm not the only person trying to work out the actual requirement that's intended to be met by the (existing) document in question, or the...
Forum: Rantidote 08 February 2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 26,229
Posted By Richard W
They may well have been. I'm not sure whether...

They may well have been. I'm not sure whether this person quite understands the point of documentation, or thinks it's necessary at all, though. They criticised one document (that we could...
Forum: Rantidote 07 February 2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 26,229
Posted By Richard W
I had a slightly odd conversation today with...

I had a slightly odd conversation today with somebody who didn't quite seem to understand why documentation might need to be updated when software was updated. If you add a new feature, then the new...
Forum: Rantidote 06 February 2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 37,843
Posted By Richard W
Do people use "delayed" as a substitute? I've not...

Do people use "delayed" as a substitute? I've not heard that. Here people mostly talk about "learning difficulties" of one sort or another, which (while it covers quite a wide range of things) is at...
Forum: Fun House 05 February 2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Richard W
I assume it's a joke? Hard to tell these days...

I assume it's a joke? Hard to tell these days...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 February 2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 18,936
Posted By Richard W
5. Zimbabwe (although I guess technically it was...

5. Zimbabwe (although I guess technically it was called what UEL said at the time, or Zimbabwe Rhodesia as the BBC used to refer to it when I was growing up.

6. I was going to say B (for Boron)...
Forum: Rantidote 04 February 2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 44,463
Posted By Richard W
It's OK, I got it. And you've reminded me...

It's OK, I got it.

And you've reminded me that I had been meaning to renew my passport before the end of March (it expires in November) and now I probably don't have time, especially since I can't...
Forum: Book Corner 03 February 2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 556,119
Posted By Richard W
I read loads of books in January, although...

I read loads of books in January, although several were very short. (And finished The Confusion!)

Finished Nights at the Circus, which is still my favourite Angela Carter of those I've read.

I...
Forum: Business Bytes 01 February 2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,104
Posted By Richard W
'Like a Big Mac But Juicier': Burger King renames sandwiches to troll McDonald's

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/31/like-a-big-mac-but-juicier-burger-king-renames-sandwiches-to-troll-mcdonalds



Ha ha!
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