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Dramatic_Hammer

Member since Feb 2012 • Last active Aug 2016

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    You got a dodgy penalty and the disallowed goal was offside, you got a bonus 1 point.

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    Given a few freeways and deserted roads to rag it on I found that it really will shift, and astonishingly it really handles. It was fantastic hairing up and down the twisty canyon and mountain roads.

    I took it over a new but deserted mountain pass on Wednesday (and up a mountain on a side road as part of the trip) and finally got to open it up a bit and make full use of sport/semi-auto. Was an awful lot of fun (and you're easily doing double the limit without trying) but I had to stop and read the manual re: descending with an auto after seeing various warning photos of totalled cars following brake-failure at the top!
    Now we're back on Oahu and have a shitheap Kia instead :(

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Went to Hawaii, nothing changed.

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    I think the point is that companies which have a legal obligation to return a profit and pay shareholders, should not be running industries where there is a natural monopoly. All the money spent by the government subsidising and all the money spent by passengers should be going into running the service, not enriching a minority.

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    I've been driving a 2016 Mustang Cabrio in Hawaii for the past week, it's enormous. 2.3L ecoboost engine is surprisingly rapid but sounds a bit weird - massive turbo whoosh and I'm pretty sure there's a fake noise through the speakers.
    The autobox is a bit slow until you put it in sport+ and semi auto but there's not really anywhere around here to really rag it. Speed limits are painfully slow and adhered to.
    Oh well, it looks cool on instagram.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Spent about 6 hours yesterday wiping Mrs Hammer's faulty old macbook pro, reinstalling OSX then updating to latest version (twice), only to eventually discover that the 'fault' was her trackpad, hidden somewhere in the room and connected by bluetooth being held clicked down.
    It now works perfectly but the software I wanted to use it for doesn't run on El Capitan.
    Fucking macs.

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    They look special needs, at best.

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    My work, although apparently happy to run the scheme, just ignore all the admin. I paid an extra two months salary sacrifice (since refunded) but it's been 8 months since I finished the year and they have yet to tell cyclescheme that it's finished or trigger the end of hire period options!

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    That looks to have already dropped! Now 1.66%.

    Pretty unimpressive rate though, unless I'm missing something?

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    What about a house-sized chunk of money, for 6 months to a year?

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