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Old Jul 21st 2019, 2:24 am
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During one of his shows David Letterman phoned some random Australian and asked them to go flush their toilet and report on if the swirl was clockwise or counterclockwise.
I will be nearby in a few months. I will investigate and get back to you.

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Me neither BigSticks. I used to love my summer birthday. Now I get a soggy cold day.
That's a shame. I'm luckier with a January birthday, forty-odd years of cold, dark ones and now usually warm and sunny. Our wedding anniversary is now a washout in June!
JG - I hope so . However December can be a mixed bag!
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Just finished watching the 2nd series of Seal Team. I want to watch the 1st series now but can’t find it anywhere.
This site may be of use. It plays but there's a little block in the corner which I imagine is trying to encourage a payment to remove it, but maybe you can put up with that?

I can't find it on my usual sources.
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This site may be of use. It plays but there's a little block in the corner which I imagine is trying to encourage a payment to remove it, but maybe you can put up with that?

I can't find it on my usual sources.
Thank you but I can’t get it to work.
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Back to work today after two weeks holiday and I have come back without the Mrs who I won't see for best part of a month, which blows.

Similarly today told my job will be changing. It's actually a step up and a role that excites me but I don't get where it's coming from. Unfortunately I work for a business where this doesn't happen without reason so I'm hugely cautious....
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Thank you but I can’t get it to work.
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Back to work today after two weeks holiday and I have come back without the Mrs who I won't see for best part of a month, which blows.

Similarly today told my job will be changing. It's actually a step up and a role that excites me but I don't get where it's coming from. Unfortunately I work for a business where this doesn't happen without reason so I'm hugely cautious....

Re-orgs. Vile things.

There was a big cull at my work nine months ago, 150 or so people let go. I heard the whistle of the bullet pass my head, but it just missed me. If you've been offered a step up already though I'm sure you're fine.
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Re-orgs. Vile things.

There was a big cull at my work nine months ago, 150 or so people let go. I heard the whistle of the bullet pass my head, but it just missed me. If you've been offered a step up already though I'm sure you're fine.
It's my boss who's pushing really hard for it. Hit me like a train this morning with it after 2 weeks off. Doesn't want me to touch the other work and just focus on this one. It's a bit odd and that's why my suspicions are raised. The spidey-senses are at full berries alert for a reason.
I kind of knew this move was a potential one, but not this fast. Still, we'll see.

We hastily drew up some 'responsibilities' for the role and I got sent them just now. Trying to work out how to say a combination of the following to my boss: "wicked, thanks, I appreciate the detail and clarity even if it's nothing concrete. I am dead excited about this but would like it to be done properly because I think the step up is really great. The increase in responsibility and accountability is definitely there as well, so would like to know what the increase in pay / salary will be. If there's no increase I'll still do it obviously but I don't want that to be known and would like, after almost 7 years to finally be paid at the level peers are, instead of constantly low-balled. If i say no thanks to this role I'm kind of out of on my arse aren't i? What do you think?".

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It's my boss who's pushing really hard for it. Hit me like a train this morning with it after 2 weeks off. Doesn't want me to touch the other work and just focus on this one. It's a bit odd and that's why my suspicions are raised. The spidey-senses are at full berries alert for a reason.
I kind of knew this move was a potential one, but not this fast. Still, we'll see.

We hastily drew up some 'responsibilities' for the role and I got sent them just now. Trying to work out how to say a combination of the following to my boss: "wicked, thanks, I appreciate the detail and clarity even if it's nothing concrete. I am dead excited about this but would like it to be done properly because I think the step up is really great. The increase in responsibility and accountability is definitely there as well, so would like to know what the increase in pay / salary will be. If there's no increase I'll still do it obviously but I don't want that to be known and would like, after almost 7 years to finally be paid at the level peers are, instead of constantly low-balled. If i say no thanks to this role I'm kind of out of on my arse aren't i? What do you think?".

Total mind ****.
Maybe the train is going to hit where you were, and your boss wants you out of its way. Bosses don't like to lose direct reports because it makes their own position more insecure. One of mine was chopped in the great cull and now I have to cover that work as well - I decided to grasp the nettle and ask for a raise at that point too. More responsibilities should mean more pay. My argument was that I had always been at the bottom end of the range since I came in from a branch in the sticks that paid a lot less. I did manage to get myself in the mid range at least. So yeah, unless you have good options elsewhere it's probably a situation where you take this role but from a position of strength - pay me what I'm worth. Always unnerving though.
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All I did was click the 'play' triangle and it played.
All it does is flicker several website names on the bar at the top of the page....advertisers.

Perhaps it’s because I am using an iPad.
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All I did was click the 'play' triangle and it played.
I watched a bit on my phone yesterday and it worked. It works on the computer too, but like on the phone, there are subtitles. I couldn't figure out how to turn them off (they're in English btw) but was able to minimise them so they're barely noticeable. However, I can't stand that sort of prime time shoot-em-up; so won't be watching it.

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All it does is flicker several website names on the bar at the top of the page....advertisers.

Perhaps it’s because I am using an iPad.
Maybe adblockerplus and ublock origin take care of that for me.

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I watched a bit on my phone yesterday and it worked. It works on the computer too, but like on the phone, there are subtitles. I couldn't figure out how to turn them off (they're in English btw) but was able to minimise them so they're barely noticeable.
Shows up as a box with cc (closed captions) on my laptop and I turn them off there.

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Maybe adblockerplus and ublock origin take care of that for me.


Shows up as a box with cc (closed captions) on my laptop and I turn them off there.
I tried that one a few times and it kept popping up a spam page claiming to be a Sasktel contest (despite my adblockers), but the onscreen captions menu was accessible.
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Just seen my first Christmas advert, 22nd July, for Christmas trees, Balsam Hills, apparently they supply the Royal Albert Hall.
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Just seen my first Christmas advert, 22nd July, for Christmas trees, Balsam Hills, apparently they supply the Royal Albert Hall.
The shops here have already started displaying fall clothes.
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