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Old 01-07-2014, 13:39   #46
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Ryanair! They're continually trying to find new ways to force money from their customers. Just found out that the usual 30 day online check-in has been reduced to 7 days unless you've paid for allocated seats. This means that anyone away for more than 1 week has to either pay for allocated seats or print out their return boarding passes when they're abroad.
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Ryanair! They're continually trying to find new ways to force money from their customers. Just found out that the usual 30 day online check-in has been reduced to 7 days unless you've paid for allocated seats. This means that anyone flying for more than 1 week has to either pay for allocated seats or print out their return boarding passes when they're abroad.
Ardal O'Hanlon joked that Ryanair were going to do away with planes altogether and just fire everyone out of a giant catapult.

O'Leary would do that if he could get away with it!
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Ardal O'Hanlon joked that Ryanair were going to do away with planes altogether and just fire everyone out of a giant catapult.

O'Leary would do that if he could get away with it!
Bet he would levy a charge to use the 'optional' capture net at your destination as well.
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Bet he would levy a charge to use the 'optional' capture net at your destination as well.


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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

Wondering why I am suffering from hay fever, then realised I hadn't taken my hay fever pill today. Donut.
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Old 02-07-2014, 20:02   #51
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Don't worry Mark the tennis made you forget, then good old Andy made your day better then the wee hay fever pill just made it a brilliant day but please try and remember to take the hay fever pill as streaming eyes is not a good look never mind feeling rotten.

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Starlings every time I feed the birds the starlings scare them away and eat all the bird food very greedy little birds they seem to be. The seeds, nuts and suet balls does not even last a day. Filled the bird feeder last night at 5pm and when I got up at 8am the food was all gone
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Hospital in between moving so it's been a full on day. Bleeding out through my casts and both feet infected. They told me to keep off my fee but I can't do that yet!
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sounds very painful dilli, hope the infection clears soon.
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Nope - can't feel my feet every cloud has a silver lining

They gave me pills for the infection though
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:46   #55
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You have a amazing outlook dilli. You always flip what is happening to you when it's bad into a positive. I think many could learn a lot from you, I know I now look for the good in situations rather than focus on the bad so thanks.
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You have a amazing outlook dilli. You always flip what is happening to you when it's bad into a positive. I think many could learn a lot from you, I know I now look for the good in situations rather than focus on the bad so thanks.
Nice one Weenie.

I can't speak on Dilli's behalf and never would, but when you're out of options so to speak and dealt a crap hand you do strive to look (and make) for positives as whatever is left ultimately is depressing and all too easy to spiral downwards. It's a way of coping.

Some people take different routes, some get off on 'hey look at me' kind of thing, some keep themselves to themselves, some are realists to the point that their outlook and their way of thinking is beyond what anyone else can understand. Of course some it will be an act, a way to be 'appear' normal and be accepted without having to show anything (not healthy). Some though just be themselves and are not affected because of other reasons I myself don't really understand.

Personally I hate all the crap like 'how do you cope', 'amazing how you stay positive', labelled as 'brave' etc etc. Like I have a choice in any matter and it makes me cringe. I tend to say I don't (as in cope), and when told brave or positive I say it's because I'm too much of a coward to take the easy route. Honesty (which took a long while) has changed opinions for the better for me, and sometimes others rather not want hear the truth. I no long make up excuses or hide. But I am firmly in the leave me alone camp. But I do fight to stay positive but I'm not sure if it's working or not.

I also see Dilli as inspirational but I'll never understand how or why he is as positive as he is, I know I'll never be.

My moan - Hospital cuts are kicking in and becoming noticeable and having to postpone hydro-therapy indefinitely till a time I know I can make use of it. - Which could just as well be a happy thought too.
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Gym music. Trying to take a circuit last night and the manageress of the gym put hard core rave on with mc shouting all sorts of crap. Dunno how she expects me to think about what everyone is doing with that crap blaring away at me
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Gym music. Trying to take a circuit last night and the manageress of the gym put hard core rave on with mc shouting all sorts of crap. Dunno how she expects me to think about what everyone is doing with that crap blaring away at me
They do that at my gym.. The music you get depends on who is on duty. Can be Rave, dubstep or even whatever happens to be on Capital FM or XFM.

Thankfully, most of the cardio vascular machines have built in entertainment centres where, as long as you have your own headphones, you can watch TV, listen to the radio (any station as long as it's on Freeview), or you can plug in your iPhone/iPod/iPad (as long as it has the old Dock connector) or USB stick and watch/listen to whatever media is on that.

Personally, I like to load up my iPhone with the latest episodes of whatever TV series I happen to like at the time, and watch those (if appropriate) while on the machines.

For the machines without these centres, I have iTunes Match enabled, so I have access to pretty much any album I have ever bought, even if it's not on my phone.


My moan? Specifying pro quality hardware for work when the people buying it don't understand the industry. I am specifying machines for editing broadcast quality video and audio. We need specific monitors for previewing the video. Because they are being used for broadcast quality (even movie quality, as some of the stuff produced will be shown on the big screen) video, it's important that any monitors we buy have good colour calibration systems, as well as good LCD panels (would prefer Plasma, but that's a dying technology and we need something that will be good for a few years).

The company we are using to fit the suites these monitors will go into recommended a particular monitor that is over 1,000 (they don't sell them, so they are making no extra money if we buy this monitor). I've done a lot of research on this, and can find no reason to fault their recommendation, as this particular monitor has a very good reputation in the digital media industry.

Yet, here I am, having to compose an email explaining why we aren't going for a 300 Iiyama, or even an Apple monitor, both of which (on paper at least) have similar specs, but lack the accurate colour calibration we need.
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I can imagine how frustrating that must be
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Yet, here I am, having to compose an email explaining why we aren't going for a 300 Iiyama, or even an Apple monitor, both of which (on paper at least) have similar specs, but lack the accurate colour calibration we need.
When it comes to bone-headedness like that I usually fall back on the argument "buy cheap, buy twice".
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