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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptyMon 8 Jul 2013 - 3:56

Hadn't been under a rock, just didn't care Nah nah! 
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptyMon 8 Jul 2013 - 13:11

Happy days! I saw him take the second set and then my girlfriend asked to switch over because she didn't want to jinx it. By that point it seemed clear that, whilst it was close, Murray was going to take it. I am delighted for the chap. Someone retweeted what I assume was his first tweet since winning, which was "Can't believe what just happened!!!!!!!". Very sweet.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptyTue 9 Jul 2013 - 5:19

I shall commit treason and say I wanted Djokovic to win.  Either way that last set was Tennis at its best.  A gladiatorial battle between two peers, the two best players in the world, where either could have won.  Kudos to Murray for overcoming the mental hurdle that winning Wimbledon would have caused.  I think it's fair to say that the new major rivalry of number 1 and 2 is Murray and Djokovic as well, Nadal just gets injured too much and Federrer is fading at last.


That last set was a nail biter, I could just feel Djokovic being on the edge of a comeback, and I look forward to what is probably an inevitable rematch in the US Open.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptyTue 9 Jul 2013 - 7:41

I did feel at times like had Murray lost that set, he'd have gone into freefall. But he didn't.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptyTue 9 Jul 2013 - 13:12

Honestly I think the match would have been entirely reversed if Murray had even just lost that game as I suspect even losing the game would have upset his entire mental game.  That whole set, but the last few games in particular, was edge of the seat stuff.

Woops, double post, I forgot I posted in here last yesterday.

Ashes start today, we may have had a bad year and the choices being made right now may be leaving me scratching my head, but count us out at your own peril England! Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptyFri 12 Jul 2013 - 14:11

Yeah I saw that on IGN funnily enough Jason Mews gave the news, Apparently Apple and Google have done or are willing to do the same thing
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptyFri 12 Jul 2013 - 14:18

shanks wrote:
Yeah I saw that on IGN funnily enough Jason Mews gave the news

And did Susan Meather do the weather?
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptyFri 12 Jul 2013 - 20:03

beemoh wrote:
shanks wrote:
Yeah I saw that on IGN funnily enough Jason Mews gave the news

And did Susan Meather do the weather?

I heard that Jenny Courts did the sports.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptyFri 12 Jul 2013 - 21:00

What did Microsoft do to warrant that tagline? I've been out of the loop when it comes to gaming news for ages, I take it they've shot themselves in the chest again?
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What did Microsoft do to warrant that tagline?  I've been out of the loop when it comes to gaming news for ages, I take it they've shot themselves in the chest again?  

Gave Skype and Hotmail info to the NSA.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptySat 13 Jul 2013 - 0:09

Oh, is that all? I thought that sort of thing was standard among all big companies actually, they've got to make sure we aren't plotting a rebellion after all!
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptySat 13 Jul 2013 - 10:16

I was mostly think of the general X1 muck-up, to be honest, but the data-giving is another club to Dead horse them with.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptySat 13 Jul 2013 - 12:20

Athrun888 wrote:
Oh, is that all?  I thought that sort of thing was standard among all big companies actually, they've got to make sure we aren't plotting a rebellion after all!  

Don't worry we can always organise one by post...

And in my lovely little nation of barbarians in bowler hats: We had some orange people marching in a completely peaceful and unhindered way yesterday. Except of course in Belfast where there was the usual arguments over planning parade routes followed by the inevitable riot and an MP was knocked unconscious by a brick or something. The police really deserve a pay raise in that area. And tasers... Pirate 
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptyThu 18 Jul 2013 - 13:20

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/odd/news/a499258/ex-hmv-employee-sets-up-new-shop-hvm.html

"when Cregan managed to get 15,000 signatures for a petition to save the HMV branch, he realised that there was a gap in the market if HMV were to be shut down permanently, and he came up with his replacement store HVM"

"However, with HMV still trading in the UK after being rescued by specialist restructuring firm Hilco, the company sent a letter to Cregan suggesting that his store's name would cause confusion"

"Cregan's solution was simple: "We just turned the sign upside-down; now it's called WAH.""
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptyFri 26 Jul 2013 - 21:57

Glad I don't live there, unlikely as it is the idea of being around the Plague is rather creepy.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptySun 28 Jul 2013 - 23:58

Wow. I remember reading a Spider-Man comic about twelve years ago in which Spidey said the guys robbing the bank were old hat. I hope he said whatever the French for "Stick 'em up!" is.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptyWed 31 Jul 2013 - 12:10

Best article I've read since CVG's biscuit special Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptySun 4 Aug 2013 - 9:12

Piece of Australian news, the next election has finally been called!  Rudd vs Abbott on September 7th, what the last election should have been really.  Hopefully Rudd wins this and saves us from the slash and burn government I have long believed Abbott will lead, I have nothing against the man himself but his constant trying to play our economy as if it's on the rocks (he even compared us to Greece once for crying out loud, us, one of the few developed nations to survive the gfc with no recession and a AAA credit rating) convinces me he's trying to make the Australian public believe we need to cut everything in sight.  

Anyhow, opinion one way or another this will all be over in 34 days time.  Finally.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread   News thread - Page 6 EmptySun 4 Aug 2013 - 12:36

Yeah one hell of a day as quite a few people from the Hobart will be heading to Launceston for Maicon.
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What's Maicon, if I may ask?
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