DevilRenegade

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DevilRenegade

4 points

2 days ago

DevilRenegade

Whitts

4 points

2 days ago

At least we're bringing in someone with some experience in managing in the Championship, rather than whoever happens to be next in line within the club.

Fingers crossed he can turn things around, get us out of the mire this season and keep us up, then start afresh next season.

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DevilRenegade

3 points

2 days ago

DevilRenegade

3 points

2 days ago

I used to play multiplayer and always had at least 10 K-bot factories churning out hundreds of Peewees and zerg rushing with them.

Only problem was they were so tiny and fragile that one plasma shell from a Big Bertha landing in the middle of a big swarm of them would take 20 out with one shot.

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DevilRenegade

1 points

4 days ago

DevilRenegade

Vale of Glamorgan

1 points

4 days ago

I work for a small company and my boss is like this.

Expects you to be available at the drop of a hat whenever is required, but clams up strangely quiet when the subject of recompense is brought up.

Recent example, a big project we're working on, I'm a solo resource in my job role so I have to fit it in around my normal day to day stuff (because there's nobody I can delegate that to while trying to work on additional project stuff. Boss suggested I work a few hours extra after the end of the business day to focus on the project stuff. Yeah, no problems with that. You want to pay me the hours overtime or shall I come in later?

Oh no, we still need you in at 9am to cover the core stuff. We'd just need you to stay on a bit later?

So... Overtime then?

Oh no no, We'd just like to see the commitment and investment from you to get projects finished. I stay on until 8 or 9pm most nights.

Just a few problems with that mate, you own the business, so I'd expect you to be the most invested in it. Secondly, you don't come in until 1pm each day anyway, so by the time you hit 9pm you've only done the same number of hours as we have, so fuck off with that one too. Unlike you, I don't have any investment or interest in the long term prosperity of this business other than its ability to pay me on time at the end of each month.

End of the day I'm contracted to provide you with my services between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, anything outside of that is my time to do with as I please. I don't mind working overtime as long as I'm fairly compensated for it but you can go fuck yourself if you think I'm doing that for free.

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DevilRenegade

2 points

4 days ago

DevilRenegade

No Magnets

2 points

4 days ago

"I was just doing a little test. A little test to see if you'd all gone crazy.."

"PSHWOOOOOOM!!"

My DVD copy of season 5 had that noise subtitled as "insane bellow".

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DevilRenegade

4 points

4 days ago

DevilRenegade

No Magnets

4 points

4 days ago

I haven't read the novels in a while but I remember thinking the book version of Better Than Life was indeed very dark compared to the episode.

Spoilers below

In the show the game Better Than Life is a VR simulation world that you can hop into and out of fairly easily but in the book, the headsets end up getting banned because they're dangerously addictive and people either forget they're in the game, or they know but don't want to leave, and their bodies end up wasting away and eventually dying due to malnutrition.

Kryten discovers that Lister and Cat are stuck in the game, and forcibly removing the headsets will cause fatal brain damage so the only way he can communicate with them is by cutting "U=BTL" and "DYING" into Lister's forearms so he will feel the pain in the game and eventually figure it out.

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DevilRenegade

1 points

5 days ago

DevilRenegade

Vale of Glamorgan

1 points

5 days ago

I see this in my local Asda on the regular.

The poor staff member will have a trolley full of stuff that they're trying to price up and put on the reduced shelf and there will be a cluster of 20-30 people surrounding them, completely invading their personal space trying to grab the stuff as soon as it's labelled and placed on the shelf.

Not generalising or being a racialist but observationally it seems to be mostly asian families who do this. Nothing wrong with hunting out a bargain and my GF and I will often pick up a pack of reduced chicken thighs or whatever if we're planning on using it for that evening's meal, but some people just seem determined to grab whatever's there regardless of what it is. I saw one such family the other day with about 20 packs of reduced price salad tomatoes in their trolley. I couldn't help but wonder what they could possibly be planning to do with all of those in the 24 hours they have before they've started to go mouldy?

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DevilRenegade

1 points

5 days ago

DevilRenegade

Vale of Glamorgan

1 points

5 days ago

I'd rather watch the late great Sean Lock's concept Nazi Island.

"Goebbels hasn't caught any fish today. Hitler's VERY hungry.."

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DevilRenegade

1 points

7 days ago

DevilRenegade

1 points

7 days ago

That whole thing about him smoking taliban insurgents in his Apache helicopter. Referring to them as "pieces taken off the chessboard" or similar.

I know a few people who were on base with him at the time he was in theatre and they all pretty much said that he was never allowed within 100 miles of any real danger, and had a team of SAS bodyguards flanking him 24/7.

Also having met with people who've been in combat and had to take lives, nobody sane who's ever had to take another life, even in war would be that blasé about it, unless they were a complete psychopath.

So any stories about him being in combat, blowing up insurgents with missiles, dodging enemy fire or grabbing his rifle and getting stuck in on the front lines "with the rest of the lads" I choose to believe are absolute Walter Mitty horseshit and nothing but self serving royalist propaganda.

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DevilRenegade

1 points

8 days ago

DevilRenegade

1 points

8 days ago

I'm in South Wales too. I've played the Twenty Ten course at the Celtic Manor and I spectated at the Ryder Cup in 2010 which was awesome.

Where do you play for £500 a year?

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DevilRenegade

49 points

9 days ago

DevilRenegade

Vale of Glamorgan

49 points

9 days ago

Do you work at my place? Last year we got given a bottle of cheap prosecco each, despite the fact that only guys work here, none of us drink prosecco (and two of the guys here are teetotal).

This Christmas just gone we were given a big box of Cadburys fingers to share. Saw them in the nearby branch of Home Bargains the next day on clearance for £4.

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DevilRenegade

413 points

9 days ago

DevilRenegade

Vale of Glamorgan

413 points

9 days ago

Work for a family run business right now. Can confirm.

Boss claims that there's no money in the coffers for cost of living pay increases but he's currently on his 4th overseas holiday since June 2022, plus he has his wife on the payroll despite the fact that she plainly does not work here.

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DevilRenegade

1 points

9 days ago

DevilRenegade

1 points

9 days ago

Beekeeping.

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DevilRenegade

1 points

10 days ago

DevilRenegade

1 points

10 days ago

Some of the canals do have fences / low stone walls but there are miles and miles of canals in the city and it'd be very difficult and time consuming to make them totally inaccessible.

There's also reports that some of the bodies that have been found in the canals have had their wallets/phones missing and one person claimed that someone tried to push him in as he was walking home, but he managed to escape.

This is an excellent article that explains some more of the background and context and is well worth a read.

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DevilRenegade

125 points

11 days ago

DevilRenegade

Vale of Glamorgan

125 points

11 days ago

I mean it's still a McD's, so it was never that welcoming to begin with, but I never eat in there anyway, usually just go through the drive thru and grab something on the way to work.

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DevilRenegade

549 points

11 days ago

DevilRenegade

Vale of Glamorgan

549 points

11 days ago

My local one was closed recently for a refurb. When it reopened it now has a separate room off to the side with its own entrance door for delivery drivers to sit and wait.

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DevilRenegade

2 points

11 days ago

DevilRenegade

2 points

11 days ago

I used to live in Manchester (UK) and it's an old industrial city with a lot of shipping canals. There was a spate of drunk men drowning in the canals which lead to a sort of conspiracy theory of a serial killer dubbed The Pusher, who would wait for drunk guys to stagger out of the bars late at night and push them into the canals.

Nothing was ever proven that this guy even existed and eventually it was just chalked off to drunk guys being drunk guys near bodies of water.

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DevilRenegade

8 points

12 days ago

DevilRenegade

8 points

12 days ago

Also of note: please remove the gay porn from your desktop before sending your PC in for repairs.

I was the sole IT engineer at an old company I used to work for, the boss came over one day and asked if I could take a look at his personal laptop as it was running a bit slow. I said sure thing, bring it in and I'll see what I can do.

He brought it in the next day. Checked it out, ran a defrag on the hard drive, ran CCleaner over it to clear out some temp files and it was running a bit better. When I was in the process of shutting it down I noticed a folder on the desktop called "My sexy wife". I shouldn't have touched it but curiosity got the better of me and of course it was about 2,000 pictures and clips of a woman who I presume was his wife, mostly naked pics, up to and including vegetable insertions. I think the largest of which was a butternut squash..

Closed that shit down sharpish and passed it back to him and didn't mention it further.

A week or two later he came back over and said "hey, while you were sorting out that laptop, did you check out my wife?"

My blood froze over and I stammered "I noticed there was a folder there with some pictures in but I didn't look in it."

"Shame. If you want you can come over one night and fuck her?"

"Uhmm, err.. I'm OK for now thanks."

"No probs bud, let me know if you change your mind."

Met her a few months later at the company Christmas party, that was awkward..

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DevilRenegade

2 points

12 days ago

DevilRenegade

2 points

12 days ago

Agreed, even though it has turned into an embarrasment for us the last few seasons because our lot simply don't turn up for that fixture.

Sadly though given our current form I think after the end of this season our next Welsh derbies will be against Newport.

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DevilRenegade

27 points

12 days ago

DevilRenegade

27 points

12 days ago

I'm in the UK but prefer watching the US version of Kitchen Nightmares.

He comes in and asks the chef "what do you think the problem here is?"

Chef always says "my food is excellent" and the problem is always something/someone else.

GR then samples the food and thinks it's crap.

Cue GR losing his shit when he looks in the kitchen and finds out everything is frozen or prepackaged and cooked in the microwave.

GR then sources fresh ingredients and demonstrates how to create simple but tasty dishes on a simplified menu. The wait staff try the food and are impressed but the chef stands there with a face like a smacked arse, and then goes on to sulk all the way through the dinner service because "it's not his food".

GR and chef then have a "come to Jesus" moment where GR says "What you were doing wasn't working. This is what you need to do to survive." and chef comes around.

A few months later turns out the chef went back to the old menu as soon as GR and the production crew left, and the place has closed down.

It's very predictable but also very entertaining.

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DevilRenegade

9 points

13 days ago

DevilRenegade

9 points

13 days ago

"What else are you going to do, dip it in yoghurt? Cover it in chocolate buttons?"

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DevilRenegade

41 points

13 days ago

DevilRenegade

41 points

13 days ago

Cardiff

We've been safely mid-low table material for a few years now but this season has been absolutely appalling. I think this is the first year in a while we've been in very real danger of dropping out of the Championship.

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DevilRenegade

4 points

13 days ago

DevilRenegade

Vale of Glamorgan

4 points

13 days ago

0118 999 88199 9119 725

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The power of the jingle is unmistakable. Must have been 10 years since I watched that episode and i can still recall that number perfectly without googling it.

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DevilRenegade

60 points

13 days ago

DevilRenegade

60 points

13 days ago

I did see a video where a live gargantuan leviathan bursts out of the water and swallows the sunbeam whole.

I think this must have been a fan made patch rather than anything official but it was still very cool.

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DevilRenegade

8 points

14 days ago

DevilRenegade

8 points

14 days ago

Really unsure where we go from here.

League One.

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DevilRenegade

1 points

14 days ago

DevilRenegade

1 points

14 days ago

I always think they should have done a pandemic episode.

Dwight would be staunchly anti-vaxx, claiming natural immunity.

Angela would be wearing a full HazMat suit to work.

Creed would be patient zero.

Michael would have had Toby's desk moved to the roof.

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