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  1. I'd like to put in my 2 cents, and vote for anything by HTC. I'm not big on the specs of phones, I basically want my phone to be able to text, call, and occasionally check facebook/email. But I also want the damned thing to be durable, not shatter into a million pieces if I look at it funny.


    Just about everyone I know has an iPhone, and of those people I'd say that 80% of them have a completely smashed up screen/back or both. The ratio is a little better on people with Samsungs.. but not much...


    Sooooo let me tell you a story about my HTC, keeping in mind it had no protective case...


    It got absolutely shit faced drunk one night, and decided to go joy-riding on top of my car. He hung on for a good 5 minutes or so, until I braked and turned into a corner doing about 40km/h. He fell on the inside side of my car, landed on the road and promptly through himself under my back tyre. At the time I thought I'd run over a maccas cup or something, and thought nothing of it. A further 5 minutes down the road, it kind of dawned on me what had happened, so I asked my mate to call my phone and sure enough it was going straight through to the answering machine without ringing. Fuck.


    Anyways, we returned to the scene of the crime.. Bit by bit I found my HTC... First the battery. Which was a little banged up, but looked okay. I held some hope. Then I found the back case (battery cover part). It was absolutely destroyed. Here's a photo of it.




    As the minutes passed by, hope for finding the actual phone part was fading fast. I was about to accept the fact that it had probably been smashed into several hundred pieces from the force of it being run over and pushed out of the backing case.. until my mate started laughing hysterically and calling me over. He'd found it about 30 metres from the crash site, huddled in the gutter on the far side of the road completely in tact. Not even a scratch on the screen. I was impressed, but i was resigned to the fact that the phone was most definitely broken.


    It was a fool's hope, but I popped the battery in the back, and held down the power button.. hoping for but definitely not expecting a miracle. My heart jumped a little as I felt the little power on vibration.. but that was nothing compared to the shock I got when the screen came on, as if nothing had happened. The touch screen worked perfectly, and like I said not even a scratch on the screen. I couldn't believe it, my mate and I sat there laughing and celebrating like idiots for about 5 minutes :P


    With my phone, the backing case actually doubles as the antenna.. So I did have to fork out some cash to get a new one of those. But I was still amazed at the beating it took, and how it came out the other side fine. 3 months later and it's still operating as though nothing happened. And that my friends, is a true story. which took far too long to type out for the 3 people that will read it here

  2. Thanks for the rubbish award! :indeed: Pretty crap when people lie and it's allowed to stay there but when you defend yourself, what do they do? Edit it? No, delete it. There was nothing wrong with what I said, no profanity. I had my debate with this person, clearly won and it's clear from their correspondence and arrogance why they did said actions. It was a stupid category and is in breach of site rules but depending on the height of the moon in the sky and it's alignment with Jupiter and Saturn or on the whim of a mod they may or may not be implemented. I didn't vote for anybody, probably would have been deleted anyway. Thanks again, this party's going on well into the early hours.

    I think you'll find when you say or do something stupid for the 4000th time in a fortnight, the Moon starts aligning with Jupiter and Saturn a little more regularly. Anyways, 10/10 throw the toys out of the pram moment.. would read again :)


    Grats on the awards guys! :P


    also, I vote for a 'Best toys out of the pram moment' to be awarded for 2013!

  3. Can you stop making threads regardless? :P




    This is probably the nerdiest shirt that I actually wear out and about, but I am pretty much always wearing a band t-shirt instead *shrug*


    I have heaps of random Nintendo ones that I'll usually only wear around the house, or for chilling in when going to a mates place or something.

  4. Well I did say it was kinda good in a way!


    Been seeing each other for 3 months. I kinda hinted that the moving-in talk was a bit premature and she said exactly what I was thinking, that it's no way something expected soon but nice to think about as a possibility in the future, so yeh, good times!


    Sounds like it's going well :) But the crazy will come out eventually mate, be ready for it ;)

  5. dooooop.


    okay, so we've seen a foot and a hand + forearm now, and she plays the bass... :P I still picture her as being a blonde for some reason, even though ted stated that stella couldn't have been the mum because of the blonde hair etc... *shrug*


    In the early episodes it was implied that the mother was at the train station that ted had ended up with after Victoria's bailed wedding right? :s I wonder how that's going to get tied in.


  6. Any good? Thought about it myself, but reviews weren't great (no character, not mario kart blah blah). Just want a fun multiplayer game to be honest, Nintendoland is getting over-used.


    Some new year spending...


    Fancied a new t-shirt



    Omg... I love it! Great shirt :)




    Wellll I bought this on the weekend.. Definitely losing a man-card for this purchase, but there's something about her voice >.>

  7. Hooray, we have been told today that basically our jobs will be moved to Turkey and Romania over the next 6 months, meaning we will lose our jobs. They are currently saying that there will be no redundancies and people will be resourced to different projects... but there is about 150 or so people who will need to be resourced and I don't see that happening.



    So now the job hunting starts again... yet there doesn't seem to be anything going at all. =(


    If they cant put you into a different project, will there be a redundancy package offered then?

  8. A year of ups and downs really, probably more downs but hey.. you get that.


    - The big negative was losing the girl I thought I would spend the rest of my life with. 5 and a half years down the drain, and it was definitely not a mutual decision, messy... But that's a story for another day I guess.

    - About 2 weeks after that I also lost my job. They did a real number on me. At the start of the year they had promised me full-time in a few weeks, which dragged on to months, and more months (i was doing full time hours, and more.. without the benefits).. and then I was eventually let go due to downsizing. Not full-time = no redundancy.


    I was at a serious low point there. To make matters worse I had just moved out of my parents place (again) so I could live closer to work, so on top of everything that was going on I also had some pretty severe financial stress.


    That all went down in July.. since then things have picked up, but it would have been quite hard for them to get worse I suppose!

    + Scored a new job after only 3 weeks of unemployment.

    + Met some amazing people at that job, a few of whom I consider to be good friends now.

    + Got a full-time position as a follow on through that job, which was a much-needed ego-boost.. Obviously I did something right!

    + Really loving where I moved out to. So close to the city, and friends.. and my housemate (a long-term mate who owns this apartment) is great to live with.

    + Have become really good mates with a guy who lives nearby, who I was only sort of friends with before I moved here.

    + Completed my 2012 new years resolution of getting fit! Playing heaps of sport again.. which has always been my number 1 hobby, that I kind of lost sight of for a few years.


    So yeah, ups and downs like I said. It's hard to remember it for anything else than that one particular big negative though. It's definitely been the most 'busiest' year of my 28 year life so far. I've learnt so much about myself, and plenty else... I still don't understand girls though :(


    Great thread. A year can bring lots of different ups and downs, I've had quite a busy one work wise but a good one up to end of November when everything went to shit. Some highlights from me from the year:


    Crap Xmas cos of the above

    Yep, I know that feel... Never felt so unexcited about a Christmas ever I don't think. Xmas was a huge thing for my ex's family. It was always an over the top day, which I loved. Really, really missed that this year =/ (well, last year.. you know what i mean :P)

  9. If the alien doesn't know what a spoon is, would it know any of the other words I use to describe what it's used for? =/ haha..


    I would go ahead and assume this is coming off the back of explaining what a knife and fork was, so i'd say 'basically used when what you're eating can't be picked up by a fork' *shrug*

  10. life story...

    But anyway, the good thing is i have loads more free space at mine now, a clear conscience with my new gf and (hopefully) a bright future with her. We handled the whole thing maturely which i just love about her. True, she did get a little worried and upset, but she never took it out on me or questioned me about it more than needed. I think i may have found a moderately rationally minded girl for once! (and they are rare in my experience!).

    How long have you know this knew girl for Jav? (this feels like the wrong thread tbh!)

  11. Final book came out today! On chapter 8, and oh my goodness is it amazing. You won't be disappointed if you make it to the end!

    I'm about 1/3rd through the first book, I'm really enjoying it but I am an incredibly slow reader due to the fact that I fall asleep after reading about 5 pages of anything =/ A song of ice and fire took me the best part of 14 months to work through :S

  12. Well not technically taking the day off from work, since i don't have a proper job, but i'm skiving from writing my thesis for the day...


    Cancelled my Amazon order as they said it wasn't going to arrive for two to three days after release. Went to Waterstones, 'Of course we have them in stock, would you like to reserve one?'


    Take that, online retailers!


    My housemate has taken 3 days off work to smash through it, and he's gone to the beach for that period of time. *shrug*