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Re: Trivia

Postby Captain Sisko » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:18 pm

Mine needs doing in August

Glad I had a lot of major work done on it before all this kicked off!!

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Re: Trivia

Postby Helios » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:26 pm

Only three years late but I completed Nier Automata and gave up my save data to save someone else.
Hope it helps someone, somewhere. :D

Now to play the whole thing again and 100% it.

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Re: Trivia

Postby RB » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:38 pm

I have no idea what that is but this whole virus shit has given me a new perspective on my fellow humans so I love you for whatever it is you did.
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Re: Trivia

Postby Helios » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:18 pm

PS4 game. On other systems too.

Love you too Arbee.

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Re: Trivia

Postby doogle » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:35 am

Has anybody out there had a chance to spy that comet that's currently in the sky?

I've been out looking but not been able to see it yet.
Last night I did see the ISS fly over, and then spotted the moons of Jupiter and a slightly elongated pinpoint of light that, had I used a more powerful set of binoculars, would have been Saturn and it's rings.

Just a pity the northern skies had thick cloud cover.


Oh yeah, my eldest niece is pregnant with her third child, due in September. She turned 21 last December.

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Re: Trivia

Postby siteguru » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:03 pm

Not seen it myself, but I've seen photos on Facebook from local photographers.

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Re: Trivia

Postby Helios » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:47 am

Good to know you're still alive after that, Joe.
Are you going to take the money?

I wanted to see the comet too.
I've only ever seen one as a kid.
But now that I'm old I find it hard to stay awake once the Sun goes down.

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Re: Trivia

Postby Joe » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:27 pm

Helios wrote:Good to know you're still alive after that, Joe.
Are you going to take the money?


Assuming you mean the accident I mentioned in the other thread, I'll settle with her directly if she pays for a replacement (ie. new) bike and helmet, but she's already said she can't afford that.

Instead she wants me to go get several quotes from bike shops for repairs, obviously assuming I have time on my hands to do that (I don't), the money to spend on multiple assessment fees (haha nope) or that the cost of stripping, shipping, CT scanning, alignment checking, repairing, repainting, rebuilding and re-shipping a carbon road bike would be cheaper than just replacing it (unlikely).

I replied that she should contact her insurance company, tell them what happened and have them get in touch with me to arrange their own assessment. Which she won't, because it's her sister's car and I am 98% confident she's not insured to drive it. Anyway, I'm giving her until tomorrow morning to figure it out otherwise I'll take her to court.

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Re: Trivia

Postby RB » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:11 pm

Take it from me, you cannot repair Carbon frames. I broke one of mine by being a moron and it was one I loved to bits so I spent ages trying to find someone who could repair it and was told flat out by the guy who did an NDT inspection that anyone who said they can fix Carbon without having the exact manufacturer spec of weave and resin (which Pinarello won't give out) is a lying bastard who'll get you killed when it fails.
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Re: Trivia

Postby doogle » Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:03 pm

That sounds terrible. I'm glad you yourself weren't badly hurt during the accident.

In totally unrelated news... I'm still working from home, pretty much full time. Still enjoying it, sat watching the birds on the garden. Going for a ride in the forest at lunch times etc.
It doesn't look like we'll be made to go back into the office any time soon either, other than for emergencies.

My niece's baby born last September is a massive little boy, named him Jack. She has three kids now, around 1½ years between each kid, yet they all seem to be the exact same size as each other!

The eldest seems to be tiny for his age, middle one is heavier than her big brother but shorter, and the baby is gigantic. He looks like a 2 year old size-wise, yet he's only 8 months!

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Re: Trivia

Postby Ekona » Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:22 pm

Both my kids are very much enjoying growing out of their clothes and into stuff twice their age already :/
"Chav kids are like sand people. They're easily startled but they'll be back, and in greater numbers."

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Re: Trivia

Postby doogle » Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:13 pm

Just had my niece's boy's birthdays. Jack, the youngest just turned 1, and Flynn, her eldest turned 5 one week later.
So far everybody seem to be doing good.

Work-wise, I'm back to working onsite again, though only while I'm helping out the IT technicians with imaging of laptops.
I've been sat alone in a room, in a building that is also pretty much empty of other people, surrounded by laptops for the better part of three weeks now with no end in sight!

It wouldn't be so bad if I could image more than three laptops at a time, but they need LAN to USB adapters, and we only have three that work. On top of that, they fail to fully image 3 times out of 4, so I have to do them again! So far this week I've only managed to get around 40 fully imaged.

In other news, I've just spent the most money on one item since buying my car.
I splashed out on a new monitor for my pc.

I've been eyeing up the fancy 4k 144hz HDR 1000 beasts, but recently Samsung released their new one, the Odyssey Neo G9. 49 inch ultra wide screen, 240hz HDR 2000. I ordered one earlier today and should have it in my home by mid-afternoon tomorrow!

I just hope my desk is both large enough to seat it, and also strong enough to hold it's weight!

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Re: Trivia

Postby Ekona » Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:58 am

That is one beasty monitor! Fair play to you my man.
"Chav kids are like sand people. They're easily startled but they'll be back, and in greater numbers."

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Re: Trivia

Postby doogle » Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:56 pm

Yes it is!

It was delivered this morning and my step-dad has sent me a picture of the box dwarfing our washing machine in the kitchen :lol:

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Re: Trivia

Postby doogle » Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:17 pm

Well, I'm working from home again. had the room I was working in at college taken off of us as Notts Trent university have moved in to that building now. I asked if they had another room for me to do imaging in, and was told no. So I've been staying home again since then.

The new monitor is amazing. I have had a couple slight issues, it started making a strange blocking/artefact effect on one half whenever I moved a window or updated that side of the screen, but after a firmware update, it's been fine since.

Having all this space for windows, without the need of a second screen is brilliant. I've got three windows open currently, all side by side and none cramped up!

Thanks to a recent video by Linus Tech Tips, I've found a cool window organising tool on the Windows Power Tools that lets me snap windows in three columns, like you can with Windows 11 natively.

Also, with the exception of a couple of games that don't seem to like the high resolution of 5120x1440, gaming at this size is really good too, thanks to the RTX 3080 I managed to get from Scan earlier in the year. I was playing Battlefield V last night, everything maxed and it was brilliant :D

I have had to turn the brightness down to around 21 on the slider though, it was very very bright when left at 100!


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