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Emyr

Member since Jul 2010 • Last active Dec 2019

Programmer, bike polo player, fatbike rider.

Welshman in Manchester.

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  • in Classifieds
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    Not clear if it's using eBay's Global Shipping, in which case it might include some allowance for customs and vat.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    His coffee-derived drink reviews have been very entertaining, as was the IKEA episode. Enjoying geeking out on a topic for which my only qualification is liking espresso. Not inspired to buy or try anything yet, except maybe his french press method next time...

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    If "left school at 16" wants to bring his fact-light opinion into a debate with people who know what they're talking about, that's entirely on him. He knew who he was calling. His background makes no difference.

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    Some idiot has edited this badly... That was meant to be D not R because the caption was "I hope this goes chiral".

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    Tunneling is expensive, especially in areas subject to regular earthquakes.

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    Started following James Hoffmann on YouTube.

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    IIRC poorer people actually drive more in London than rich ones, but I don't have a source for that.

    Richer people can afford to live closer to the places they work and frequent.

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    Like GIF is apparently pronounced "jiff"? Pfft...

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    Trains are tricky to retrofit into places that weren't laid out with future provision in mind.

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    My normal desk's been made unavailable while that floor of that building is refurbished. Found a team with a spare desk I've been using for the last month. Now they've got some new starters and we've swapped rooms. There's been a Lenovo-branded box big enough for a tower sat in the corridor for a week.

    Colleague noticed yesterday the box was still sealed, and the shipping label was dated June 2017. My current work PC is a ~2014 Lenovo ThinkStation E31 with a Xeon E3 and 12GB of 1600MHz DDR4. Unpacked a box-fresh ThinkStation P710 with TWO Xeon E5, and 64GB of 2400MHz DDR4. SIXTY-FOUR!!! And an SSD. No idea why the team whose name is sharpied onto the box didn't use it, but this machine isn't listed in ServiceNow, not even in the asset list, even though it does have an asset sticker...

    This week's fun project is working out how to get it registered and have the company's normal developer Windows build onto it without anyone deciding I shouldn't have it.

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