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Discussion in 'General' started by Brooxy, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Multimodder

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    This is true. It's been designed that it can easily be extended. :thumb:
     
  2. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Free brownie in Pret for please's and thank you's.

    Win.
     
  3. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    This sounds worthy of it's own thread :thumb:
     
  4. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    I almost got quoted in the New York Times.

    A couple of years ago I wrote a post for Arms Control Wonk on Red Mercury, which doesn't actually exist, but is still frequently sought after by people who want an atomic bomb without building all those pesky centrifuges. Recently, a reporter from the Times was researching an article on the subject and came across my piece and got ahold of the publisher for ACW. The publisher got quoted because he has a title (and a sharp sense of humor), and the quote from my original article got cut for length.

    Anyway, here is my original article from 2013

    And here is the New York Times piece from last month
     
  5. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Gave the Gas company an actual reading for the first time in at least 18 months, turns out I'm £1,484.64 in credit, which is nice.
     
  6. Porkins' Wingman

    Porkins' Wingman Can't touch this

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    Either you use a shitload of gas to not notice that level of overcharging, or there's some serious explaining to be done. Are they giving you the interest on that too?
     
  7. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    I'm sitting at £500 in credit, through choice by paying the same amount regardless of usage.
    It tends to balance out over the year, and OVO pay 3% on any credit balance anyway, but nearly £1500 - thats pretty good going :)
     
  8. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Good times. I remember that article on ACW way back when, I read it after you introduced me to the site.

    I've lost count of the amount of times I've been "almost quoted" but it's still a good feeling to be called or interviewed for the quote.
     
  9. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Not paying attention to what I'd set up is the main cause, I originally set a monthly DD payment for £76.50. That was when I had both gas and electric from them, I changed the electric but kept the gas with them because it was cheaper but forgot to reduce the payment.
     
  10. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Got all my GFs christmas presents in one go. Didn't spend a fortune and got some really nice bits

    Win.
     
  11. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    Found out the Yorkshire Tea advert was filmed in my home valley.

    Makes me proud so it does!
     
  12. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Pulled out a half-decent blade for some tameshigiri today. Thin stuff was fine, but MIL asked me to clear a path through a stand of small birches down to her old trailer. A bit of focus and belief in myself, and I open my eyes to more than one 2" tree felled. I think the student truly has become the *******, or however it's said.
     
  13. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Knowing the Polarstar JACK system exists.

    HPA M82 here I come!
     
  14. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    my PG RX-0 just shipped from japan this morning, it *might* be here for xmas :D

    **** the horrors of daytime tv on xmas day, i wanna be sanding/filing pieces

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  15. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    I got my first 3 month Hba1c test back today I've gone from 10.6 to 6.9 I know that the numbers probably don't mean a lot so I'll put a pic to illustrate why I'm so chuffed right now.

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    Its still a little high but I'm out of the red zone :)
     
  16. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    bawjaws Multimodder

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    Good stuff! Is that from changes in diet, medication, or both?

    And Kronos, nice to hear that there are some honest people in Edinburgh :)
     
  18. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    I'm thinking Christmas ensemble sorted.
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  19. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    Get well soon mate :thumb:
     
  20. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    Cheers bud, I'm fine. Won't be sleeping at all tonight so may do a bit of Left4Dead but I do tend to prefer playing that drunk and I do not think alcohol is wise at the moment.
     

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