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Kieran:bacardi's factory is still there and open,it was founded in santiago de cuba and its mianly there now as a flagship-regardless of there output but puerto rico is there main place,due to economical imbalance in cuba.

http://www.thecubaexperience.co.uk/articles.asp?id=181
The Bacardi building is there too i don't know if that's the same thing, anyway they just don't have operations there i didn't know they still have museums and stuff. Its mainly because of nationalisation i just looked it up, the old family hated Fidel Castro. Plus probably not now but they used to be able to import to the US via Puerto Rico without import taxes.

EDIT: Cheesy trust me its rare to have someone from the Philipines in Scotland, its mostly Chinese origin from that part of the world. For some reason lots of Africans and Middle Eastern people especially in Glasgow. One man i wont name took offence to being called a Paki because he was originally from Iraq of all places. Lmao i went to a Catholic school that was full of Muslims.
 
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yea you can see the family building with the spire and the bacardi fugurehead up top for miles around.bloody grim place though.
Its like everything there is a facade/window dressing.
The houses that are either side of main parades are kind of done in a colonial grandeur and kept painted neat and tidy,turn down any side street and its all run down and decrepid.
reminiscent of a few places in the carribean in many ways.
 
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thats a great idea!
the mrs netbook cant really play farmsomething fair so i upgraded the ram and its still pretty laggy,this would work a treat!i better look and see if its got the right slot.
 
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This is what you need mate. i'll try to find some cheaper and available in the UK.. Let see how it work with external gpu...
 
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thats a great idea!
the mrs netbook cant really play farmsomething fair so i upgraded the ram and its still pretty laggy,this would work a treat!i better look and see if its got the right slot.
seems like a waste of money, there are far more cost effective things out there that let you play games on the go - wuith this you need a plug with you so you might as well get a desktop or an xbox or something
 
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Or depends what your cpu speed. but this thing is awesome solution..
 
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I looked and she dont have a express card slot on the netbook so this is a no go,i love the concept though.
One of the new Llano lappys would be more sensible,and probably cheaper.

The game she plays on the net uses one third of a gb and 50% cpu time,
and upgrade options for the cpu are massive - i can upgrade it from 1.66 to a flaming fast 1.83!
 

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Lol that and the original are brilliant 4 candles? fork handles?

FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK WE SALUTE YOU!!!

Cheesy i dunno about Phenom IIs but AMDs some used to have dodgy temp sensors, it was pretty common i think. I didn't think it was a problem now. Temp sensor could have just died for no real reason.

Husky is Filipino man i never new that, no joke my sisters mate is Filipino. Came over with his dad when he was just a child. Small world eh? Lol he speaks with like a mix of a Scottish accent which is quite original.
I'm Pure Filipino mate. where she live in the Philippines mate? Yeah really small world because of the modern technology.
 
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I think everyone on these forums knows a Filipino

Not really knows (outside the forum) i have a co-worker from poland and slovak they called us a Philippine man..:D:D:D
 
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they bid first mate
Fkin infuriating isnt it!
 
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I think there was like a fraction of a second in it i think, i put in a bid with a few seconds to go after my other one was outbid.
Ebay snipers are fucking terrible. Wasn't anything important i wanted but its still kinda shite when that happens.
 
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wasn't you ebay sniping at the time? lol
but yea i have missed out on many a deal due to snipers and i swear its the action of doing it more than the price or lost bargains or whatever,horrible feeling.
 
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Isn't there an app for that (yea, I did it lol)? I'm sure there's some app you can download that watches all your ebay stuff and snipes for you?
 
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there is an app
http://www.auctionsniper.com/
It was supposed to be banned by ebay,but logically why would they ban people from bidding unless it causes enough of an uproar and turns ebayers away.
i would sooner do it the honest way
(probably save myself a bundle by walking away when the prices get ridiculous anyway!)
The other side of the coin is that its quite amusing to watch the price of osmething your selling skyrocket in the last couple of minutes.
 
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there is an app
http://www.auctionsniper.com/
It was supposed to be banned by ebay,but logically why would they ban people from bidding unless it causes enough of an uproar and turns ebayers away.
i would sooner do it the honest way
(probably save myself a bundle by walking away when the prices get ridiculous anyway!)
The other side of the coin is that its quite amusing to watch the price of osmething your selling skyrocket in the last couple of minutes.
I don't like getting mass bids at the end of something im selling because i get scared it will go for a really low price. Most of the time i just put a reserve on though.

EDIT: I dont like sniping, i dont usually do it but i had to since that auction had loads of small bids right up till the dying seconds.
 
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I remeber reading up on the best tactics for getting the lowest price,and its no surprise that sniping reaps the rewards.
The mrs has got some function on her fone where it lets you know when something your
watching is about to finish,its just a shame my fingers are too big to operate her fone :)

I just put opening bids on whatever it is that i am looking for,then search out multiples of that item,looking for badly spelled stuff has worked for me in the past too!

I know what you mean about stuff selling undervalue,the very first thing i sold on ebay should have gone for £120 but it went for £15...And the guy tried to take me to the cleaners,swapped in his old damaged item and claimed it was mine!
UV pens work a treat though :)
I was fuming anyway but no/low feedback sellers always stand that chance if they haven't eastablished themselves.
I do prefer to start stuff low so everyone gets a chance to bite onto the dream,tbh i got so much crap i gathered over the years,the initial price/value is irrelevant...i just want the space back!
 
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Ah, thought I'd ask, 27 this year, but happy missed birthday eitherway! Hope it was a blast!

Next birthday, you have to put on Guano Apes - Open Your Eyes! Tribute it to me if you must hehe! ;)

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