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  1. scruffy1

    What's on your mind?

    it's hard to have a casual game of backgammon round here - i used to play it quite a bit as a student and when i first moved to sydney; it's a great game of chance with skill, where clever players win maybe 55% of the time, as sometimes it's down to a lot of luck, but much of it is strategy with the numbers you throw i used to quite like bridge and canasta too whereas now i just kill stuff, or fly virtual (and model) things - looks like borderlands the pre-sequel will have to do as entertainment for now, having recently finished metro exodus
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    What's on your mind?

    i was using that quite happily they are removing the game from the interweb... as of pretty much today, completely and forever
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    haven't used an iron in over a decade; the ironing board left several years ago there is an iron in storage here, because... who knows, nostalgia ? ...i have a transistor radio too
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    i see dead people

    windoze 7 not really people, but known and indeed appreciated by many linux is calling louder with every new iteration of windoze 10 is bearable, but it ain't attractive or fun
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    What's on your mind?

    so win7 is no longer with us, and with it goes internet backgammon a simple pleasure, but such a greatly entertaining waste of time - was great when the other player was good and had a sense of humour, and even funnier when they were so-so and rage quit when the flow of the game turned against them any suggestions for online backgammon that is neither ad-infested or in a micro window ?
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    once ecosystem instability kicks in a bit more you'll be happy for harsh inclines unless indoor wading pools are your wish
  7. not the show, the newt newt gingrich oh, forget it
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    you will eventually recognise death comes in buckets one of my mates is wheelchair bound (post polio) - it makes arranging public rendezvous complicated, even though he is unstoppable mentally because his arms lack power, and his transport for the chair is a 3 wheel motorcycle, he can't fit or manhandle an electric chair on the luggage rack the chair he has doesn't have handles, because he hates being "pushed" anywhere... making steep gutter ramps almost impassable when he is not being disabled he is usually driving the trike at illegal speeds, or doing drone photography semi-legally stops water pooling > sends it to the gutter it's what slope was before it was a racial slur
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    clothes that need ironing are really annoying the sooner wrinkled hemp is universally trendy, the happier the ecosystem will be - really, wasting fossil fuels in flattening unruly fibres is crazy as much as i like the feel of fine cotton (and silk), they are both madly resource intensive to produce give me a field of good hemp and i can have high quality fibre plus medicinal raw materials as a secondary benefit - and plenty of other opportunities for use
  10. was it called gingrich ?
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    Guys, it's ok. We have a safe space

    they are more-ish when i was on crutches for a while after breaking my foot comprehensively, i was inclined to use them as there is room enough to comfortably prop the devices advantages : much more room for anything at all, and almost invariably way cleaner than normal loos - i guess less traffic, and more sympathetic patrons, knowing other users might slip or otherwise suffer if the floor is dirty ttbomk there is no requirement to be disabled to use them; they are my go to option at airports and larger public places for the above reasons
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    Annual Leave. When and where.

    i am incredulous when people go overseas for a few days, or a week my (admittedly very infrequent) "big" holidays have all been minimum 6 weeks - because really, go big or stay home that said, it was generally time spent in a pretty limited radius of touchdown, because i prefer to be somewhere rather than travelling repeatedly between lots of brief visits on my 3 months in the cook islands as a student, i recall the last week and a bit being incredibly sad that i would be leaving - it was a gorgeous place
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    they don't know what's good for you better than you but give 'em credit for knowing how to get stuff you might later appreciate is good for you; their style is the problem, not their good intentions it's frustrating being on the production line - now you know how your pastries would feel if they were sentient
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    you should say yes to the ndis because government largesse for most things is pathetic; being approved for assistance is a really useful tool for further leverage as required consider it like having a foot in the door, because you've already got one foot in the grave (as it were) and yeah, social workers can be tiresome, but they know how to game the system, and take it from me, you need all the inside help you can muster when it comes to accessing useful stuff
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    Why shouldn't Face Book give you the news ?

    that's the most insidious advertising, and the one facebook makes a living from