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Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by mullered07, Aug 13, 2008.

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Is the UK the most damn fine & dandy place to live?

  1. Yes without a doubt

    12.5%
  2. Yes but only with a cup of Earl Grey

    16.7%
  3. Would be better with a half decent government

    45.8%
  4. No it's crap!

    25.0%
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    LOL, I've been watching the olympics a great deal...
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    Not interested in the slightest myself, only interested cuz the kids love it. Until I watched Murray - man, he got me hyped. Guy was wicked to watch. Was painful watching that woman fail in the doubles so hard though.
    The other half and the kids are going to watch the paralympics in September, which will be cool. I get a whole day to myself :p
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    No love for beach volleyball or gymnastics *wink wink* :roll:
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    Still got that 5K! :/
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    ? lol
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    I am considering getting back into hardware again. A sign that I need a hobby.
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    I can't afford to get into hardware again lol though my rig is still fairly high end atm, just got fired yesterday too, fuck knows how I'm going to cope but oh well, taking my asshole boss to a tribunal :nutkick:
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    Good luck with that man, my understanding is if you have a 1/2 decent reason you will get your money!
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    That was amazing, only event i got tickets for
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    So got an interview on Thursday for a very similar role and about 5K better basic salary inc commisions etc (I am an account manager in IT sales) so fingers crossed!!
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    Should I go out TPU? I've had like 6 beers (chilling etc) and the likely place is reasonably busy on a tuesday and about 10 mins away.

    other option: go to work and be shit hot again tomorrow :)

    edit: until 11:05 to decide !

    edit2: I'm going to be good. It's a freaking tuesday after all :)
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    Meh you have started may as well finish, I try not to drink on school nights (haven't got to worry about that now though) but if I do I do it properly ;) :laugh:
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    Good luck bro, that hardware never buys itself
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    Indeed, good luck. 5K is a lot for that role.

    For those wondering I got what I expected in my recent promotion - more than the original offer and I am pretty happy with that. 4.5K up in 1 year.
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    It's only inline with what good account manager roles pay, I was actually underpaid in my last job. Did you go out?
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    Nah. I have to be good - I've been late a good 5 or 6 times in the last 4 weeks (not just 15 mins late either...) and I was pretty out of it just this friday. I have been doing this job for a while but now it's official I don't want to appear to be slacking off (any more).

    This is not typical I'm actually pretty good at this job just been on a "bit" of a bender lol.
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    LONGSHOT WARNING

    I recently got some 1/2 decent leather shoes (light colour). I thought I would spend a bit on keeping them looking good and as well as some suitable soap I bought some of this (but off ebay):
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rucanor-Grease-Leather-Protection-Wax/dp/B003XII2KG

    So the thing is - I think I got ripped off. There are no instructions and I can't find any on the web. Also looks like I paid full RRP (damnit).

    How do I use this stuff? Is it just the usual buff in, polish etc? thoughts?

    PS apologies in advance I'm almost as bad as last night at 11ish but at least I did more exercise today
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    You rub it on evenly and fairly thinly all over, leave overnight to dry in, buff with a dry smooth cloth, it won't get very shiny, then add some decent polish, brush and they will come up a treat, and be softer and waterproofed.......... the military use it sometimes on their exercise boots.
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    that's why this forum is godawesome
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    So my steam install took a dump tonight just as I went to play L4D2 :banghead: kept crashing to desktop after the intro so have had to delete thge L4D2 files, not bothered it's like 7GB as I have 60Mb cable, just pisses me off as am sure steam servers will be fucking shit, so there's no chance of me playing it tonight :mad:
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    so slow? on my 40mb fibre i can get that in an hour or 2
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    Who's your fibre with? am getting 1MB/s from a 6MB connection :rolleyes:

    Seems to be related to L4D2 as it has been capped at 1MB, I started BFBC2 download and thats whizzing along at over 5MB, oddly enough when downloading BFBC2 L4D2 download speed improves to 1.7MB/s :wtf:
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    I'm with SkyBB get 5.2MB/S all the time no throttling
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    I have ruled out my ISP (Virgin) throttling/capping it, cause like I said BFBC2 is getting over 5MB/s and L4D2 improved to nearly 2MB/s when I started downloading BFBC"... just fucking weird, I wonder if it has anything to do with the L$D2 servers being utilised more/not having as much bandwidth allocation? either way it sucks as I wanted to play it over an hour ago now and am nearly drunk and can't stay up too late..... blahh :laugh:
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    check the location and the bandwidth set in steam

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