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  1. Dropped a laptop down the stairs today. Thankfully it was my 7 year old machine. If it was the new one, I'd be following it with a rope attached.

    1. john_q_atari

      john_q_atari

      If it was my work laptop I'd be following it with a shot of celebratory whiskey.

  2. Royal Mail have issued Star Wars stamps. It includes a couple of characters that I don't recognise. But no Jar-Jar. Without Jar-Jar, no stamp collection is complete.

    1. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      I actually have no idea. Why don't you buy a pack and give us a review on YouTube?😉

    2. carlsson

      carlsson

      Royal Mail is not operative over here, and I'm not enough of a stamp collector to buy foreign stamps just for the sake of it.

    3. thanatos

      thanatos

      There were ones from USPS probably 10 years ago.  I used them to mail stuff. 

       

      Just checked ebay, it was 2007.  Glad I used them, since they're not worth much more than the face value.

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  3. This morning, went to Tesco and saw that the Xbox One S digital was £109. If I had the money, I might have taken the plunge. This afternoon, however, was spent meeting up with friend's daughters at the chapel of rest to say goodbye. Difficult, but glad we went.

  4. Corridor Digital just made Star Wars R-Rated. OMFG!! 😂😂 

     

  5. A friend passed away today. Lung cancer. Just 42. Heavy smoker and weed taker. She leaves behind 5 kids, youngest being 14, and a 2 year old granddaughter. Medical negligence played a part.

    1. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      Only found out about 3-4 months ago. She'd been in pain for some time but people, including the doctors and her family, called her a hypochondriac because she had mental health issues. It was the wife who urged her to keep pushing the doctors to take her seriously and eventually one of them arranged for her to have a scan. She had developed stage 4 by the time they found it. We urged her to begin legal action against the doctor but she wasn't in the mood. Looks like her kids are going to.

    2. save2600

      save2600

      Uggh, that sucks. Sorry to hear and my condolences.

    3. Atarian7

      Atarian7

      Sorry.  That IS way too young.

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  6. Hmmm ... £50 for the new Star Wars game or £15 for a month's Origin Premium account, including the new Star Wars game?

    1. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      I don't play many modern games, so it is graphically impressive to me. Also nice to have a single-player Star Wars adventure to play. I've only played a little ... enough to still be within the refund period. I hear it gets samey as you progress. 

    2. MrMaddog

      MrMaddog

      Subs like EA Access & Game Pass are good for trying out the latest games w/o wasting your hard earn money on buggy preorders.  And if you do happen to like the game, you can 'own' it for a discounted price...

    3. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      I've just played an hour of it and, yeah. It seems very similar to the Force Unleashed games. Pretty much what I expected.

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  7. Wales just qualified for Euro 2020. Funny how things work out. England and Wales both voted leave. Scotland voted remain. Now England and Wales are happy to be in Europe. Scotland are out of Europe. I just find that slightly ironic.

    1. carlsson

      carlsson

      World champions France are in pot 2, and European champions Portugal are in pot 3. In particular I don't know what Ukraine did to get into pot 1, as in principle even Switzerland should be ahead of them.

    2. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      Just found out how it's calculated. It's based on performance in qualifying. UEFA ranking is the last thing to be added to the calculation.

       

      Ranking for the draw goes like this:

      1. Final positions in groups

      2. Points

      3. Goal difference

      4. Goals scored

      5. Away goals scored

      6. Number of wins

      7. Number of away wins.

      8. Disciplinary points

      9. UEFA rankings.

       

      Given all that, Wales are lucky to have made it to Pot 4.😂

       

    3. carlsson

      carlsson

      Yes, it also explains why the Nations League playoff winners will end up in the last seed pot because they have the worst positions (#3 or below) in the Euro qualifications.

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  8. UEFA have really f***ing confused me with these qualifiers. ☠️

    1. carlsson

      carlsson

      Qualifiers is one thing, the fact that the draw scheduled on November 30 may have to be redone in April after the last round of qualifiers is even worse. Why not wait until April for a draw alltogether, or send all of Scotland, Ireland, Romania, Hungary or whoever else ends up in the last part of the qualifiers to a warm place and have them finish it off at least before Christmas?

    2. carlsson

      carlsson

      Aha, there is a whole legion of teams playing in the Nations League playoffs. Now I see what you mean.

       

      Path A: Iceland, Bulgaria/Israel/Romania*, Wales/Slovakia/Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland**
      Path B: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wales/Slovakia/Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland**
      Path C: Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Bulgaria/Israel/Romania*
      Path D: Georgia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Belarus

    3. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      The Nations League really screwed with my understanding of how the play offs worked. Heck, until this week I didn't even realise there were playoffs. But Wales needed to beat Hungary whatever happened, because Slovakia weren't likely to drop points against Azerbaijan, were they?

      Anyway, this is all academic now.

      Wales 2 Hungary 0 

      FUCK YEAH!!!

  9. "We're disappointed that there are people charged with homicide who are no longer in our jail," - Disappointed? What are you? Their dad? 😂

  10. There aren't enough reruns on TV these days.

    1. MrMaddog

      MrMaddog

      My problem is that there's so much TV to watch, especially with streaming services, but I don't want to watch any of it since I don't have enough time...

    2. MrMaddog

      MrMaddog

      My problem is that there's so much TV to watch, especially with streaming services, but I don't want to watch any of it since I don't have enough time...

    3. Magmavision2000

      Magmavision2000

      That's where DVDs come into play... Unless the show has never been released on home video, then you're screwed.

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  11. Finally found my true calling at the age of 50. Discovered today that when the wife says something stupid, I make a great impersonation of Kiff.

    1. ClassicGMR

      ClassicGMR

      Lieutenant Kroker!!

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      That Heavy Sigh sound,  usually after Zap has said something asinine...haha...Cracks me up every time.

  12. To my eternal shame and damnation, I haven't watched a single Godfather movie. To my eternal heavenly salvation, I haven't watched a single Harry Potter movie.

    1. atari2600land

      atari2600land

      I've never seen a single Star Wars movie.

    2. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      What?!?!  You should have a marathon of the original series at least.  Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, The Return of the Jedi, and Space Balls.  

    3. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      To be honest, even though we had it on VHS I never thought Spaceballs was ... uh ... that .... um ... funny ........

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  13. "Greatest win Wales have ever had." - Mike Philips. Was he watching the same game? We were f***ing awful. We shouldn't be struggling to put points on the board against a team we should be beating when they have all 15 on the field, never mind 14. 🤬

  14. C'mon! Get yourselves sorted FFS!

  15. Wondering if there's even one person on my tiny island that owns an 8-bit Atari computer.

    1. x=usr(1536)

      x=usr(1536)

      Technically, you count as one person... 😆

    2. high voltage

      high voltage

      True, there's me...and Steve Goss....and Colin Hunt and my ex, she owns a broken XE

    3. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      Not the big island. My teeny island. 😉 There's not enough people to fill up Old Trafford. BITD I knew several people with 8-bit Ataris but, sadly, they got rid of their years ago.

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  16. Holy crap! What kind of backwater do most of you guys live in? You don't have pies in the US?

    1. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      I was watching some Kids react videos last night and got triggered by some of them not seemingly understanding the difference between pastry and bread. 😂 But I have to admit those kids had guts ... literally. Some liked haggis!

    2. x=usr(1536)

      x=usr(1536)

      I'd be curious to see how they react to black pudding.  Have found a couple of sources for it here, but it's difficult to find people willing to give it a shot.

    3. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      I was thinking the same thing. Especially once they found out what was in it. But these kids will try anything.

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  17. I hope FIFA are watching the World Athletic Championships. 😠

  18. Yessss!!! A show from my childhood might be coming back! Although I fear they might have just missed the boat.

    1. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      Yep. Spitting Image. The way things are at the moment, I've been thinking of all the fun they could have.

    2. x=usr(1536)

      x=usr(1536)

      I had no idea.  Remember clearly when they finished the first run and did a few Comic Relief, etc. appearances after that; really wished they had kept going.  Are Fluck & Law doing the new one?

    3. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      Yep. Well, Law seems to be. I think they stopped it because they had nobody they could really make fun of. All politicians were really boring AF until recently. Heard this morning that they've made a pilot and are trying to sell the show to the US.

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  19. Class A drugs are illegal in the UK but it seems there are plenty of people taking them. £200 for an 800XL? £80 for an "untested" one? So, by my reckoning I have over £1000 worth of systems in my cupboard.

  20. My two favourite of the current bands are touring together next year.  But their only UK show is in bloody London.  😡

  21. Finally printed out an SDrive Max case that hasn't warped.

  22. Been a roller coaster few days. Will be glad when this week's over.

    1. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      Best wishes that things go smoothly.  Enjoy the weekend, as it sounds like you need a break.

  23. Going to dig into my pockets for a BL Touch for my Ender. Nothing seedy in that at all. Wash your brain out with acid.

  24. Finally! No idea why it gave me so many problems figuring it out in the past. Remember those flood fills at the start of ST menu disks? Got one working in Unity. 😂  My life is now complete.

  25. On the verge of finally pulling the trigger on a HP Spectre X360 because I now qualify for a student discount. 8Gb RAM, 8-gen i7 and 1050Ti. THEN HP decide to release one with 16Gb RAM, 9-gen i7 and a 1650. Costs an extra £170 but still below £1500. Damn you, HP!! Now I'm back to square one. 😫

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      ^Yeah,...Or wait a month.

    2. Keatah

      Keatah

      And then another. And soon a year goes by and you got the old shit you're using today.

       

    3. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      Ideally I don't want to splurge all that money in one go but HP don't offer credit terms. Retail outlets are selling these units for between £1600 And £1800.

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