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    Oh wow I forgot about that, I guess my brother in...

    Oh wow I forgot about that, I guess my brother in law will be looking for a new job then.
  2. Thread: Books!

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    Is my favouritist Culture novel. I love the...

    Is my favouritist Culture novel. I love the interaction of the Minds and I have a soft spot for the Proud Warrior Race Guys Affront.

    I'm not that fond of his non-Culture books, they just don't...
  3. Thread: Books!

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    I picked up Brandon Sandersons new work The Way...

    I picked up Brandon Sandersons new work The Way of Kings. So far I'm enjoying it, he's put alot of thought and effort into it and the artwork is amazing.

    For all that he brags about the size of...
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    Dammit this is catchy as hell. UevKO2A1Ukc

    Dammit this is catchy as hell.

    UevKO2A1Ukc
  5. The articles haven't made this particularly clear...

    The articles haven't made this particularly clear but is this case actually autism? or is it autism-like symptoms due to neurological damage? I think there's an important distinction there when it...
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    I'm still using a single monitor at home but I'm...

    I'm still using a single monitor at home but I'm on a triple monitor setup at work (2 x 24" widescreen, 1 x 20" standard) and it's so damned usefull.

    I usually have Visual Studio on the center...
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    If it worked on one it should work on the other,...

    If it worked on one it should work on the other, but although it would be neat if my card could tell me how I've spent, how much I have remaining, when my next payment is due and what the minimum...
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    Your ones yes, but I'm out of date on our ones so...

    Your ones yes, but I'm out of date on our ones so I can't compare them.


    True but in some countries like mine where cash is becoming less common the solution will have to involve new ways of...
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    Hum, somewhat out of my experience so I can't...

    Hum, somewhat out of my experience so I can't really comment. Back when I was in highschool the cafeteria was still cash only, I don't know what they're doing today and how the kids are managing it....
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    That's why I wonder if some kind of display on...

    That's why I wonder if some kind of display on the card could help, if they could look at the card and see how much money is on it could that help them manage it better? Or would they ignore the...
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    I know, I mean really, who buys CD's these days?...

    I know, I mean really, who buys CD's these days? ;)


    I'm sure they do but looking at my transaction history I don't seem to be hitting that 30 free transaction limit yet (unless this rebate...
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    No I'm in New Zealand and I realise that the US...

    No I'm in New Zealand and I realise that the US has a very different, almost insanely predatory, financial system.

    Here electronic transactions are the way of life, even when I was working as a...
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    I'm serious, I consider cheques to ba a pain in...

    I'm serious, I consider cheques to ba a pain in the arse to use and will avoid them like the plague. I'm paid via direct deposit into my bank account, I use my eftpos card for all retail purchases,...
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    Interesting discussion. There is a problem...

    Interesting discussion. There is a problem teaching kids how to manage money in a cashless society, the idea of getting pocket money that you have to hoard and save is a concept that doesn't really...
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    So then the next step is to engineer a saltwater...

    So then the next step is to engineer a saltwater salmon?
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    Ditto if you replace Holland with new Zealand. ...

    Ditto if you replace Holland with new Zealand.

    In fact the recession has actually been good for my company, we've grown quite a bit as we sign on new clients and our existing clients expand their...
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    Poll: Collections count as one thing? So I can still...

    Collections count as one thing? So I can still keep my "collection" of several bookshelves worth of books? and my "collection" of useless electronic parts? This sounds easy!
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    Yup, I missed tons of optional missions too. ME1...

    Yup, I missed tons of optional missions too. ME1 requires you to walk around everywhere all the time to find every mission. ME2 has less of that, you'll find side missions pretty easily.


    I...
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    It's the item the Consort gives you after you've...

    It's the item the Consort gives you after you've talked to her.
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    Both measures have the purpose of addressing an...

    Both measures have the purpose of addressing an imbalance in society. I think affirmative action goes about it the wrong way though, trying to give ethnic minorities reparations for centuries of...
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    AH, well I can't really answer that question...

    AH, well I can't really answer that question then. I haven't played a large variety of RTS games but the ones I have played have been different enough that I don't know what the 'standard' RTS game...
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    Well yeah. If you've played Starcraft before then...

    Well yeah. If you've played Starcraft before then the new one doesn't have any major new surprises.

    Although if you don't update your tactics for the new units and abilities other players will...
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    Well despite my reservations about Starcraft 2's...

    Well despite my reservations about Starcraft 2's story the end has me interested in what's going to happen next.

    So well done Blizzard, you've suckered me into buying two more of your games.
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    Well looks like I've been mostly wrong about the...

    Well looks like I've been mostly wrong about the Starcraft 2 plot. There is more to it than a hunt for a superweapon and the Protoss missions introduced a few plot twists
    I liked the cameo from the...
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    Oh no! Well we can't let Tear back in... He'll...

    Oh no! Well we can't let Tear back in... He'll have become one of them!
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