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Well, if you feel strongly in the negative, go here and pledge your refusal to register for the card.
Jul. 6th, 2005 02:43 pm

2012

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I find it strangely amusing that the site for the sport of Beach Volleyball is going to be Horse Guards Parade. The mental imagery is just great.
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Well, try The Penguin Classics Library Complete Collection.

Yes, that's 1,082 books! Or 1 book per day for 3 years.

Current exchange rate: $7,989.99 = £4,370.79
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After hearing/reading about several people's gadgets and gizmos going wrong, and having it happen to me many times, I thought I'd share some wisdom about the topic...

There is so much mis-information about whether you can return things to the shop, how long before you can't return them, etc. etc. Basically, if the goods are faulty and you discover this within 'reasonable' time, you can return them and expect the item to be replaced immediately or have a refund - your choice!

However, in the typical British Law way, no one defines 'reasonable', but for complex little electronic gizmos that so often don't work, you would get at least a few days, probably a couple of weeks.

After that, it's all down to the warranty. There are no fixed rules or minimums. Also, if you bought the wrong thing and just didn't know, that's tough. Many shops will feel sorry for you, and accept the goods back anyway, but many won't - PC World is a good example of the "won't" category, and will not even accept RAM modules for PC's if you bought the wrong one - easy to do.

I suggest people read The Office of Fair Trading's rules about shopping and your rights. Takes about 5 minutes to read, and is very simple to understand.
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Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better.

Imagine what it would be like if TV actually were good. It would be the end of everything we know.

I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world.

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
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Check this out: http://www.totoneorest.com/features.html#cyclone

I think it had me with the remote control.
Feb. 3rd, 2005 11:11 am

LJ-phobia

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Irrational fear and loathing of LJ got another airing last night.

Someone mentioned a particular community as being rather 'extreme' (I don't remember exactly which) and it was immediately jumped on as a reason why all of LJ and those that participate in it, are evil. That's a bit like saying the whole of the internet and all that use it are evil because one web site has something disagreeable on it.

Bigotry can take many forms...
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UK Online have just launched an 8meg service for £40 per month.

And in searching for the catch, I'm actually even more impressed. It does have a download limit - 500gigs! It has a lower contention ratio than standard home ADSL, and you get a free wireless router. This does seem very good value. I guess the only problem is whether they have a sustainable business model or are they just going to go bust.
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...maybe.

Article

Contains some amusing opinions about LiveJournal, Blogger, and blogging in general.
Jan. 2nd, 2005 10:51 pm

Horrific

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Forget Cthulhu. This is actual horror that really happens...

Well, I've found it shockingly difficult to contemplate over 120,000 dead people. It's a number that we're used to hearing in association with money, coke cans, and bottle tops. Not bodies.

Then I saw these satellite images and started to find the reality of just what that much water travelling that fast can do. Doesn't look much? The after picture has a 'brown beach' where the before one didn't. Well, each pixel is 250m x 250m - so some of that 'beach' (actually silt and rubble) is over 3km wide now - where towns used to be.

Then I found these satellite image that were shown on TV. How to make a town (and the people in it) disappear.

Finally, I found this image. Warning: this picture is likely to upset you - it should. When you scroll down and realise what makes up a lot of that 'rubble' you'll see what I mean.

Now I can really understand 120,000.
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Given the limited hours available at the school we're shifting the Garou game back 2 hours to start at 12.

Please pass this message on to anyone you think might need to know.

Sorry for the late notice.
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Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
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