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  1. cheesy999

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    the baliffs have the respect to irritate people in person most of the time

    Whenever you get called by a telemarketer this is how your conversation should go, for those who want it to stop quickly

    Is it a good idea to add your WCG tasks to your antivirus exclusion list
     
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    Today i finally will get my 100Mb broadband upgrade. Its not as fast as in my country but still it will be better than 50Mb :)
     
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    i have about 4-5mb on average :D
     
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    I respect bailiffs, telemarketers i have no respect for. Because i used to be one of them.
     
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    In my country where i come from there are like up to 500Mb internet speed available and it costs less than here 100Mb. i got with my 50Mb avarage like 2-4mb from torrents goes all the way max 6mb steam the same mostly time.
     
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    Not in telemarketing business just to leave it clear, we don't care if you have double glazing or not. ;) I am also someone who doesn't like getting called and told they got a good deal on X,Y,Z.

    And nope you don't need to add it to exclusion list. Normally an AV will scan the WU and then leave it alone since it doesn't have anything virulent about it. I've run some crunchers with and without AV.. and it doesn't even impact on PPD (using Microsoft Security Essentials)

    Also...

    It's raining!!! WTF! I wanted to get out and do shit!
     
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    talking of telemarketers i think T-mobile sells it's numbers to 3

    so where you from arciks?
     
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    Same here, we've got a Harbour Festival going on today, but whadya know; the wife insists that we just have to go.
     
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    nothing new there then. Also I dont think that just relates to numbers. they sell some personal data too for marketing research purposes. e.g. the amount of times youve called a sex line or ordered pizza from the same number/handset.

    they will most likely sell personal data too. Thats how companies are these days. anything and everything can be bought for a price.

    Just because they tell you they will keep your details private, doesnt mean that actually do it! trolololol :roll:

    Look at the DVLA. a few months back they were prosecuted for selling peoples private data. and thats not just the one off incident.
     
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    MmMmM seafood....
     
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    There's a beer tent and a raft competition where teams are racing home-made rafts and I'll have the kids with me so that'll all take my mind off the rain I suppose.
    But I hate seafood! Cod ONLY for me!!
     
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    i just think something strange is going on as i was called by 3 yesterday, it was a missed call, so i rang them back (it was from an 02 number strangely) first time i got to a switchboard and hung up, second time i got through to this guy, asked him why he rang me and he went into some sort of apology saying they were trying to offer me money back on my phone
     
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    I wouldnt bother calling them back. if you didnt pick up the first time. they will just put your number back in the system so it gets called again at another time.
     
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    Sounds legit. :laugh:

    I don't trust anyone giving money away for nothing. Except for tax refunds.
     
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    yeah, it was an 02 number though so i thought it might of been an ordinary person (these places generally have 08's don't they)
     
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    Shouldn't have rung them back. Now your number is logged as a ringer-backer, which means that it's worth more when selling to other companies. Just like when you get a text through saying a load of marketing boll*cks with "text STOP to unsubscribe" on it, the worst thing you can do is text it...

    I don't know how it all works and how much numbers are worth etc, but I know ringing or texting back gets your number targeted for more sales calls/texts.
     
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    i am aware of that, however if your rung by an 02 number you tend to assume its a landline

    Guess what movie i'm watching

     
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    Kerry Katona's execution??
     
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    is that even a real video?

    i'm thinking we should do synchronized avatars from airplane! this week
     
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    I never ring anyone back no matter what. If they want me, they can ring me again lol
     
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    BRB -- going to pick up my Air con
     
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    you won't need it this week
     
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    Coolest start to summer I have experienced in my short years over here.
     
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    Getting started today!
    [​IMG]

    That's the 2010 pint glass, going to buy the 2011.. start a new hobby :laugh: What I find is that many pubs have Ales with names you've never heard of, so you try them and try to keep some memory. Some that I've really liked are Old Thumper, Doombar, Badger and one called AC Cobra.
     
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    Just got home and got bollocked for buying an Air con unit.

    Ive been saying ive wanted to get one for years, but £300+ is a little too high to step to if its NOT a graphics card or CPU.

    bitch has been moaning at me to spend my money on more practical things SUCH AS AN AIR CON UNIT which shes been egging me on about for the last few years say it was a good idea.

    so I went out and bought one and shes calling me stupid??

    [​IMG]

    I should throw this 25kg beast of a cooler at her.

    Some people just cant be pleased and U-turn faster then Cameron's policys.
     
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