436 posts • joined 6 Aug 2011
I don't know what he was, but he was 5ft 5 and a twig. I'm running to the touchline thinking "Holy crap I'm going to score" then BANG. Took the legs from under me, I go flying up in the air, and crash landed on my backside.
And they're handy to have in a ruck, you should have stayed :P
I'm not exactly skinny. I am 6ft 3, and I weigh in at 18st 6. I play Rugby (switch between Prop and Second Row), and before that I used to do Boxing for 10 years until I had to retire because of my knee. The lowest weight I could get to while boxing was 15st. And believe me I tried to get below 14st 4 which would have taken me down from Super Heavyweight to Heavyweight which would have given me an advantage.
What cost have I been to the NHS due to my weight? None actually. I'm not diabetic, and I don't have any diseases. I'm expecting heart disease because my Dad had two heart attacks and the men on my mothers side of the family have all died from heart attacks. The only cost I have been to the NHS was through my own bad luck.
A busted knee done by falling off a bike trying to exericse.
A broken thumb from falling off a bike a second time trying to get fit to go back boxing.
A broken elbow from slipping on some mud, trying to get fit to go back boxing.
Several torn muscles from trying to get fit to go back to boxing.
Partially torn Achilles in my last bid to get boxing.
I left boxing, then I had the following:
Torn hamstring suffered 2 minutes in to my Rugby 2nd Team debut.
Torn hamstring suffered in my first training session back after the hamstring.
3 broken fingers suffered in a tackle. (Pulled the blokes shorts down, I deserved it).
Hernia after being taken out by a back.
So, really, I've been a burden to the NHS - but only by getting fit. Do you know how many injuries or illnesses I've had that I've had to go to the NHS with in the last 12 months when I've done no exercise?
Re: Space Nazi's
The funny thing with autocorrect is that it corrects the word only, but not correcting the word for the context used.
All thumbs down or complaints, please direct to my phone. Cheers.
Fairly sure the Aliens, Santa Clauses, and Space Nazi's won't like this.
Well yeah, because some thing has to keep the high street solicitors in business when whipclash claims are banned.
There is NEVER any excuse to do such a thing.
This is 2014, not 1999 Microsoft Front Page happy clappy times!!!!
I always see the systems I look after as children, and I'm the legal guardian of them. People entrusted them to me, expecting me to look after them and protect them. Once they outlive their usefulness - get too old (like we all do) they get thrown out and left to fend for themselves.
So really, if you look after a network or any sort of system, it is YOUR network and you do with it what you see fit. I admired the Childs story back in the day because he did his job properly to a point. I bet you can count on the one hand how many times that network was compromised compared to other networks where configurations and access were much more freely accessible.
Re: Dún an doras
Really? Is there a tribute act called Pog ma thon? ;)
Dún an doras
That's "Shut the door" in Gaelic
Re: We are affected :(
It doesn't take a lot to run your own DNS servers. I have 2, both with different providers so there's some back up there when things go wrong.
However, I've been working with websites and the internet since I left school in 2004 and I've never in those 10 years heard anything good about Fasthosts. I'm surprised they still have customers.
I would seriously be having a word with your IT support people and float the idea of self hosted DNS servers in two different locations. If you're really paranoid you can even go for 3!
I'd be interested to know how you found the Galaxy S2. I had one for a month and sold it. I would get on the tube at 8am in the morning (when I worked in london) and by 6pm the same day the battery will have died. It was total tosh.
Where's the 7110? The "Matrix" phone? I'd say that had to be one of the coolest phones out there at the time.
I owned a RAZR (V3i), quite simply the best phone I ever had until I snapped it in half while arguing with my (now ex) geordie whore girlfriend. I haven't had much affection for a phone after that until I got my Z10.
P.S: Sorry if I offended any Geordies, but she was a Geordie, and a cheating slapper of a woman.
My first brand new car was a Peugeot 107 (original Aygo really) in 2010, and I still have it after the finance finished. I've done 60,000 miles in it, the clutch is knackered now but when I consider I have driven as far west as Budapest in it (and 13 other EU countries) and as far north as Oban I think it's done quite well.
During the ownership some b*****d went in to the side of me. Not hard but enough to have the car taken away and fixed. In the meantime I had the original Aygo for 3 weeks - an Aygo Black. The quality in that compared to the 107 was just amazing. 4 speakers (107 has 2), faux leather seats and steering wheel. I was tempted to rip the interior out of the Aygo and swap it with my 107. I love the 107, they're good cars - and this extends to the Aygo.
Also, a note on performance. The 107 I had can go 114mph (tested on an Autobahn), and the sound from the engine is roary but it's sporty. I like the sound, makes me think it's going "GAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH COME ON COME ON PUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLL". It's urgent, I like it. The 107/Aygo is also capable of transporting 4 people from Birmingham to Glasgow, and the 45 degree streets of Glasgow. I've done that twice in the car, and it was fine. I'm also 6ft 3, and had a 6ft guy in the back during this trip and we were both comfortable. The 107 also managed to transport 4 people to the Lake District for camping for the weekend.
And after all this, I've called it Rocky. It's a tough lil' bastard.
Now when you have an accident you won't have to spend valuable minutes looking for your phone to ring the ambulance.
Re: Interesting to see Led Zeppelin mentioned
"the needle kept jumping straight out the groove on the test presses!"
Stick a bit of blue tack on the top of the needle?
Well, depends who's in power at the time doesn't it?
Don't forget, this utter King Knut promised that English MP's wouldn't vote on Scottish matters, but then say Scottish MP's can't vote on English matters only. Which would mean the Tory's would win near enough every vote they put forward.
As George Galloway would say, they're just three cheeks of the same arse. Except for UKIP, they're effectively the product of said arse.
I remember reading that your personal details are worth about $15 ($9.47).
So, if 1,000 user details were sold, the total gained from this would be £9,470.
A £500 fine for this theft? Plus £470-odd? Crime certainty does pay doesn't it?
Doesn't Affect Me
I'm rocking Windows 3.11.
Re: Nintendo rule:
Viva Pinata? Really?
How in the name of hell is Viva Pinata even a comparison to Goldeneye? Perfect Dark? Banjo Kazooie? CONKER'S BAD FUR DAY!!!!
We miss you Rare
The worst thing ever to happen to the games industry was for Rare to accept Microsoft's buy out. They used to make amazing games, especially for Nintendo. Now where are they? I'm not even sure if they're still about.
F**k you Microsoft! F**k you right in the ear!
openSuSE beats Ubuntu
I should know - I've been testing different distro's on my work laptop looking for the perfect environment to do my development work in. I'm the only Linux machine in an office (and server) full of Windows.
openSuSE just works. I can get to the server without any issue, it's quick loading the files and saving them. LibreOffice is awesome in this release, works so much better than the one found on Ubuntu 14.04. Finally as well, GNOME 3 is beautiful. I'm still rocking the version of GNOME that came with Debian 7 on my private laptop, and the world of difference is incredible. I always liked GNOME 3, but now I love it.
Whats more, is that openSuSE was near enough the first distro I used back in mid-2000's after my brief flirtation with Red Hat came to an end, although I moved on to Fedora in 2008/2009 and never went back to openSuse until this week. I remember reading an article at the time that if you were to compare distro's to cars, Ubuntu would be the Ford Fiesta while openSuSE would be the Mercedes. Now, nearly 10 years on, the same actually still rings true to me.
I'm just so impressed with it, I can't speak highly enough of it. Before I used this version Debian 7 was the be all and end all for me. But now I'm giving serious consideration to removing that from my private laptop and sticking openSuSE on it.
Well done guys, well bloody done!
Re: @Wolfetone - Speaking as a Linux user
When I left BlackBerry and switched to the Samsung Galaxy S2, I downloaded K9. It was alright, but not a patch on the BlackBerry email way. When I had this awful Android phone the other month for two weeks I installed K9 within the first 3 days. It hadn't changed, which isn't a good thing, and I just thought it was crap as well. Just less crap.
Speaking as a Linux user
This article is spot on.
Android is not suitable to use for business. It just isn't. The email client is crap. It has always been crap, and it continues to be crap. I had the absolute misfortune of using an Android 4 device for 2 weeks while my BlackBerry was being fixed. It was so bad at emails I ended up bringing my laptop with me and leaving it in the car, then replying to emails on that, but then that was a faff so I bought an older BlackBerry and everything was right again.
I have also signed up to the Office 365 service for my emails and OneDrive capabilities - it just works! It really does. And I'm not being paid by Microsoft for saying this.
Fact is, when you're in business you have to use what "just works" for you. Time spent faffing with small things to enable you to do your job costs you time and money.
Re: And EE data is/was unreliable
I had the complete opposite experience. I spent two unhappy years with 3 and switched to EE - primarily because the Z10 was so cheap on it and that they have UK call centres. I don't use 4G on my phone though, I don't see the point as 3G speeds are perfectly fine for what I do with it. So I save my battery and my data.
I have used 4G the odd time, just because I can, and it's alright. It's nothing special in my opinion.
Re: To save you the trouble...
If you're like me and you have a girlfriend who is on Facebook (even though I'm not), she posts photos of me on Facebook. It's not hard to just copy the image, do a Google search, and find my name where I'm from etc.
I'm not defending Spotify, I refuse to use them since they ignored my cancellation and carried on charging my account because I logged in to it - and this was to my user account, not the actual music section, to remove the link from Spotify to my then Facebook account.
I'm old enough to remember when Taylor Swift was a Country & Western singer.
I'm also old enough to not understand the big whoo-har surrounding her. She's not a good singer, guitar skills are questionable. But she's not bad looking, so I suspect her success in music is down to her looking good and sounding in tune.
Re: Pah - That's nothing
"I've got a good idea. Let's build a system that sends emails and goes on the internet, BUT we'll charge them 7p per minute to connect to the internet and to download their emails. We're going to make thousands of pounds!"
This is the same man sitting behind that desk with Countdown man on one side and a well known ****** of Birmingham **** *********** now at West Ham, moaning at suited idiots why making £50 from selling potatoes isn't good enough.
* - So I don't get in trouble with moderators, although it's all true.
"We have to kill animals, otherwise they'll die"
What next? Will GCHQ put pressure on the banks to ban all forms of cash because terrorists can buy things with it and not be traced?
Load. Of. Shit.
Re: Only if the email is freed up
I think your phone is broken, there is no delay.
I have a Z10, it's near instant with the whole send/receive function on the email. That's also the same with the old BlackBerry Bold I've mothballed.
If you want to talk about shitty emails, have a look at Android. I had the displeasure of using one for two weeks and it met it's end under the Pirelli's of a bus - I put it there.
How long will it take for Price Phillip to do an Ed Balls with the search term "big tits"?
What strikes me is that Tim Cook doesn't like anyone that isn't American or British looking at their customers data.
Reminds me of the saying "When God closes a door he always opens a window".
Not that I want to compare Microshite to God, but the idea is the same in terms of securtiy.
Mate some of us can only use 14.4k, stop showing off.
Re: Plus net phone and broadband down here for us
Someone must have farted against the exchange then.
The White House won't be happy about this, but then again neither will the "terrorists" who could've exploited it. If they had known, obviously.
I'm so glad I live in the UK and not the USA, I'd hate for an agency to want to spy on it's own people.
Correct, if anything they're a very British company.
As they say in Cork (paraphrased) - If you drink a pint of Guinness you put a Corkman out of work.
Will it bend?
"You dropped it."
No, although I was worried about it bending.
Every time I made a call the person on the other end couldn't hear me. So I gave it to them to fix. They "fixed" it within 10 days, but they actually hadn't. So it then got sent off to BlackBerry.
I went on holiday and 4 weeks passed, came back and I hadn't heard anything. So I went to the shop and asked what was going on, the phone hadn't even left the store to be fixed. Took them another 3 weeks after this to send it off to BlackBerry, at which point it came back fixed.
I've owned a BlackBerry Z10 for over a year, but had to put it in to the shop to get fixed for nearly 3 months (Carphone Warehouse's fault - NOT BlackBerry). I had to make do, for the first 3 weeks, with an Android phone.
While travelling to my mom's I had to write an email, and it just wasn't happening. So I removed the SD Card and SIM Card and threw it in a lake. Spent £10 unlocking an older BlackBerry Bold and used it happily until my Z10 came back.
I've had it back for the last month, and I've missed it. It's one of those weird feelings, you lose something you don't realise how dependant you are on it, and when you get it back you never want to let it go.
What I'm getting at is that you should really ditch the Android and go with BlackBerry. Quote me, you won't be dissapointed.
They dragged themselves in to it with PRISM.
Do you really think the NSA/GCHQ will allow their largest content provider to provide a true anonymous to their subjects? HA!
I can't wait for .idiot to become a TLD.
The missed penalty kick from Aaron Ramsey attached itself to the ISS years ago...
Re: Puncture Kit
$250,000 Northrop Grumman
It's all well and good to choose not to upgrade
But who here has an iPhone 4 or above that is connected to the internet that is still running iOS 6?
That's exactly what I thought. You will get this update whether you like it or not, it's the Apple way.
"Lol. Who do you think wrote unix ?"
I don't care, because LINUX isn't UNIX.
Re: Obvious answer to this is, get a mac
Can you give the Linux community up to £1,000 per user in order for us to do that?
Re: I have a few patches in Linux
"I didn't get a "rude" response for being a noob or anything like that."
You know why? It's because you're helpful and you want to learn/contribute. The hostility tends to come from someone just wanting the answer, not wanting to know why. No one in their right mind would ever tell someone to f**k off if the person wanted to know how something worked or wanted to help fix something.
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