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Mr Larrington

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21400 on: November 12, 2018, 09:24:37 pm »
Perhaps Essexian's neighbour is not burning wood but eg rubbish.

Or they're emulating Simon here:


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hellymedic

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21401 on: November 12, 2018, 09:35:05 pm »
On the 11th day of Christmas my true love neighbours gave to me ...

More f***ing fireworks!  >:(

I moaned about this on Facebook...

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21402 on: November 12, 2018, 09:38:04 pm »
While riding home from Mordor Central on Saturday evening, I noticed a proliferation of fireworks from local back gardens, none of which were any louder than a gentle wooshing noise.   :thumbsup:
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hellymedic

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21403 on: November 12, 2018, 09:39:54 pm »
No detonations here tonight but many last night had a detectable pressure wave that preceded their BNAG!

Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21404 on: November 13, 2018, 09:13:11 am »
The bangs are not so bad, it's the smoke that annoys. And I don't even have asthma!
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hellymedic

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21405 on: November 13, 2018, 02:10:16 pm »
I think it's the bangs that scare the pets though.

Andrij

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21406 on: November 13, 2018, 02:24:30 pm »
I didn't notice any bangs last night.  :thumbsup:

I generally don't mind the pyrotechnics, but there is no need to set them off well into the early hours (e.g. 02:00), or at 07:00 as was the case last Monday or Tuesday.  >:(
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21407 on: November 13, 2018, 03:57:28 pm »
The 07:00 pyrotechnics was probably the SAS...

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21408 on: November 14, 2018, 12:33:26 am »
Perhaps Essexian's neighbour is not burning wood but eg rubbish.

Or they're emulating Simon here:


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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21409 on: December 01, 2018, 04:03:16 pm »
Paypal pre-approved merchants - ffs NO!

I use paypal where possible precisely because I don't trust joe random merchant.  I don't trust them to keep card details secure because they are a <stuff> merchant first and payment systems are a tool they use and may or may not maintain correctly.  If I don't trust them to secure their systems to keep my card details safe I see no reason to trust them to secure their systems from fraudulent use. 
Paypal is a payment system, keeping my payment details working and secure is their number one priority.  Paypal allowing a merchant to be pre approved drives a fucking bus through the idea that all transactions must be manually approved.  Paypal allowing merchant to demand that I accept that they become pre-approve in order to process today's order IS NOT FUCKING HELPFUL.
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21410 on: December 01, 2018, 09:52:56 pm »
The answer, although somewhat tedious, is to go online on your account after the transaction is complete and remove the pre-auth. Always a good idea to have a shufti at your Paypal account from time to time, anyhow.

Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21411 on: December 07, 2018, 03:07:14 pm »
I used to believe that the U.K. was an improving meritocracy, with problems in certain areas, but on the whole, offering opportunity to improve your lot in life. Perhaps a little naive but I think not entirely so. Now however, the pendulum has swung so far back in favour of the privileged, that there really is no hope unless your parents can afford to send you to the right schools.
It’s reached such a level, that politicians don’t even need to try and pretend to be intelligent, let alone seem to have integrity. All that matters is who you were at school with, or who,you can pay off, so that you can get the endorsement of the right people and the great British public will vote you in.
I really do wonder why I bother some days.
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