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

  1. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    So, I will be able to hand back my late mum's flat earlier than expected (saving 700+ Euros in rent and bills), sold the last two items still in said flat today (washing machine and fridge) and I just arrived in my home office because I couldn't be arsed to sit around in the company office when all I have to do is talking to people on the phone.

    A good day, one might say.
     
  2. Byron C

    Byron C No liability accepted as a result of this post

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    Just wrote a "Mr Angry from Cardiff" letter/email. It's regarding a pretty crappy situation but I like those letters, they're always fun :thumb:.
     
  3. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    I won the BT caption competition on the book of face :clap::rock:
     
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  4. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'll take that bribe payment in crypo. k thx
     
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  5. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    What's at least 6 inches long, goes in your mouth, and is more fun if it vibrates?

    A toothbrush. What else? :eyebrow:
     
  6. Arboreal

    Arboreal Well-Known Member

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    A Lazarus motherboard...
    I bought a cheap untested H81 Thin ITX board a few weeks back for £10 on ebay, complete with CPU. Needless to say, it was dead. That CPU didn't work in my test H81 board either, but the board's been in storage a loooong time.
    Cut to this evening, when I unwrapped my G3258 CPU bought on the MP here. Worked fine in the H81 ATX board, so that's still Ok.
    For a giggle, I fired up the thin ITX board with the G3258, and IT LIVES!
    So, I now have a cheap working bit of kit.
    Quick, back to the MP to resurrect the DDR3 SODIMM wanted thread I canned after the board was dead!
    A good end to a day that could be in the 'other' thread. My Mum's friend of 45 years died yesterday 'unexpectedly', apparently she had cancer but told no one.
    Not even 2 weeks ago when they last met and my Mum asked if she was OK, as she looked unwell...
     
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  7. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    On top of that I just signed the contract for a new loan which will make it A LOT cheaper to pay for the car and other random bits which I had loans for, but with a higher interest rate. Yay for the current loan market!

    And I'll get around 650 to 700 Euros from the health insurance for 10 days I took off earlier in the year during my mum's radiation therapy.

    Things are slowly looking better.
     
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  8. d_stilgar

    d_stilgar Old School Modder

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    The electrical work is done in my bathroom renovation.

    I started in June, fired the contractor I hired immediately after demo was finished, leaving me with no toilet and nobody to do the work.

    So I pulled the permit (something the contractor I fired couldn't seem to handle) and got to work. A month later I had a toilet installed (and shortly after the shower and sink as well). I've been going slow after that point because I've been short on funds, but now that the electrical is completed, I can touch up the walls and paint and it will be done. I'm hoping to have all that accomplished this weekend.
     
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  9. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Finally had an answer to the last of my PPI claims...

    An offer of just over SEVEN THOUSAND POUNDS!!!!!!!

    :jawdrop::clap::rock::grin::hip:
     
  10. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I think I'm actually getting a (little) bit better. Managed to stay awake for a whole day yesterday for the first time in 9 days.

    That's good I guess.
     
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    I've managed to successfully live-upgrade CentOS 7 to CentOS 8 without even rebooting. I'm now turning this process into a fancy script I can push onto github.
     
  12. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    This did make me chortle a little.

    So earlier I was causing a pinch. Well actually no, but close. I was playing around with the Vega 64. Benching etc. Any way, I go downstairs and my mother is in a panic. I ask what's wrong... "All of a sudden my Smart meter turned red and started flashing" lol. From what Wattman was telling me the GPU alone was pulling around 250w.
     
  13. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    My phone (Oneplus 6T) is updating itself to Android 10.
     
  14. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    ooo nice heads up

    /goes off to prod his 6T McLaren
     
  15. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    You might need "Oxygen Updater" from the Play Store. It grabs the update direct from Oneplus' servers.
    You then go through settings to install as a "local upgrade".
     
  16. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    ahh that explains why i couldn't find it, good call, i'll do that over bacon.
     
  17. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Have to keep an eye out for that android update, mines road mapped for this month apparently

    Also, rides like a dream!

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Arboreal

    Arboreal Well-Known Member

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    I've heard from an old acquaintence that the late lamented suppliers of lovely refurb Dell monitors etc. NRG IT are not dead, after having some difficulties that were not their fault.
    They should be up & running again this year.
    I don't know about the name and web address, but they are still based near me in Poole.
    As soon as I hear they're going again, I'll post their details.
     
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  19. lancer778544

    lancer778544 Well-Known Member

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    Ah that's good. I was trying to find their website a little while ago and saw they hadn't posted anything on their Twitter in a while and I just assumed they had stopped trading.
     
  20. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    Sure I don't need another Premiercolor 25...
     

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