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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic' started by Car crusher, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. aljowen

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    Failing that make sure you have tight and deep pockets. Also never put anything of value in a rear pocket.
     
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  2. Dealercrash

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    Over in America, everyone puts their phones in their rear pocket. I doesn't matter where they are, I always see it and shake my head every time. I am not sure why people still do it though. And of course they are usually totally distracted while focused on something, making it even easier for those thieves
     
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  3. aljowen

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    So it turns out there is a 30km cross country bike event happening near me in the next few months. I am actually kinda tempted to give it a go, I can get to within 2 miles bike ride of it by train (sadly 2 trains are needed) and since they start allowing people to take on the trails at 8:30am the event would have likely packed up long before the last trains depart (cause it certainly ain't gonna take me 12 hours).

    So the logistics issues of getting there and bringing food/drink etc (although free cakes and drinks are provided for entrants) but could be pretty good fun, with a certificate at the end and a decent talking point for future job interviews :p

    Would also need to take a brush and extra water to ensure the bike isn't too messy for the journey back.
     
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  4. vmlinuz

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    I never do, I'm always afraid of sitting on it :p
     
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  5. Ulrich

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    Oh, sorry. Coffee maybe?
     
  6. Cwazywazy

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    I'm drinking some, why?
     
  7. Ulrich

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    Cool. Coffee is good.
     
  8. Shotgun Chuck

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    Meanwhile I'm just sitting over hear at 22 years old and I've drank the stuff maybe twice in my entire life. Didn't like it much either time.
     
  9. Ulrich

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    Well, it's disgusting, but it keep you awake. It's like a drug.
     
  10. KJP12

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  11. Ulrich

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  12. Cwazywazy

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    I guess it's a bit of an acquired taste. When I make my own coffee I usually just put in a bit of cream, though I do enjoy a nice dunkin iced coffee loaded with cream and sugar. Which is what I'm drinking now.
     
  13. Bakasan

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    I used to hate coffee, then I realised you can put milk in it:p
     
  14. Fast-Subaru71

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    Coffee is good. Sure, it's kinda hard to drink at first, but then you realize that it's not that disgusting, and that it makes you more awake.
    Side effects may be some A N G E R, but who cares ? :p
     
  15. Shotgun Chuck

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    Went to a car show today and there was a dude there with a Porsche 928. He's a sharp one; he knew just by the hat I was wearing which burger joint I work at. This puts him head and shoulders above the people who see me walking around other stores in full uniform on my break/after work and ask me where things are or if I can get something down for them.
     
  16. VeyronEB

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    Welp, my ISP is cutting me off every few minutes while I have a torrent open. Just does the orange light thing the router does when it loses connection, stops the minute I pause.

    Time to call them up and talk about switching to another ISP until they fix my shit, as usual.
     
  17. KJP12

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    Watch as the other ISP happens to be the same company under the same name or uses the same higher up ISP, and that ISP is having issues...

    Yea... ISPs are gigantic annoyances with what they do. They would be superpowers if it wasn't for net neutrality. Even then, it's still quite bad...
     
  18. VeyronEB

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    Thankfully because I'm in the UK I can choose from like 20 different ISPs because they all share the lines here and aren't allowed to zone out parts for themselves only.
     
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  19. Michaelflat

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    No offence but the only ones worth looking at are BT and Virgin Media, unless you have a TV package with Sky then u could go with them.
    I still find it odd that BT still uses copper so they are only able to guarantee up to 76MbPS. Whereas VM uses fibre optic and their DOCSIS thing so they can go up to 200MbPS. (300 on a business line). Virgin Media I think is the best ISP however in the UK, as BT is quite variable, and Sky is packed full of restrictions, like I can't access Web archive or any of those sites. Whereas Virgin Media just blocks the ones it has to, like the original pirate bay site and etc. (high court ruling)
    I suppose you get what you pay for..

    Off topic a bit but did anything happen in the Update Speculation thread, I don't know why it's been locked, but it's also quite nice as I don't come back to loads of notifications :p
     
  20. aljowen

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    I'm currently with Ask4 because that is what my accommodation provides, they don't offer internet to individual households. But I am honestly pretty happy with them, they provide 100MB/s internet that is very reliable. They keep all of their equipment up to date, since they always send out an email a few days ahead of time to announce when they will be pushing firmware updates to their hardware to give a heads up that connectivity might drop out. They also keep equipment up to fairly modern standards, for example everything is wireless AC grade and when you email their customer support you usually get an answer back within a day that is written by someone who is fairly competent, for example I sent an email asking why my devices couldn't see each other on the wifi, they responded back with an email explaining what device isolation is on the wifi network and why they enable it.

    The major downside to them is that I am only allowed to connect 5 devices to the wifi (including 1 hard wired device via ethernet [or infinite assuming you have enough switches]). I think you are allowed to set up your own access point as long as it doesn't cause reception issues for anyone else trying to connect to the wifi.
     
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