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Dajmin
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Lots of duplicates, get them sorted out

To address some of the comments:

Yes, the formatting isn't quite right. But the spreadsheet gave me serious headaches when I tried to use either two decimal places or two colons in one field. So that's why it is the way it is.

In hindsight it would've been better to get the two-colon format working, because there has been confusion with the h:mm.ss format and people choosing 66 seconds or whatever. I'm not sure what to do with the ones which have a post-decimal number over 59. I'll accept PMs from the people who have guessed those numbers if they want to update them, otherwise I might just round them up to get them in the right format.

My bad
Dajmin
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You're all doing this deliberately, aren't you? Waiting until I'm about to shut down my computer then POUNCING. What a mean lot
Dajmin
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Bizarrely, 2 years is about the period employers want people to have in a role these days. I assume it's because it shows diversity and/or the desire to climb the ladder. I've done enough stupid courses to know these things.

So if any prospective employers ask, the best thing you can possibly tell them is that the company had "become sour" and that you felt it was time to move on. They'll respect that more than the stock responses of "I wanted a new challenge" or "I wanted something more suited to my skills", especially if the job you're going for is a similar role just in another company

I'd also call it 2 years, since a couple of weeks off that isn't going to matter a damn on a CV. The other useful resource is Citizen's Advice. Free and impartial. Used them a couple of times over the years.
Dajmin
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I hope that's a typo and you're not just 20 posts too late

Dajmin
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Quote from Becky Rose : Music is win win for ugly people these days

Cheeky f*cker! I'm well pretty, it's just that I'm old
Dajmin
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Quote from jibber :Oncoming trees might have the same effect as oncoming traffic tho...

True enough, but you have the advantage of a full rollcage and the tree being stationary
Dajmin
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Yarr, that's the issue. And now I'm pushing 30 it's unlikely anyone is going to snap me up to impress the teenage girls That said, we're in the very fortunate position to have a manager who is also a very generous millionaire. He stumped up the cash to record our album in much the same way a record company would, so that means we only owe him for that and retain all profits and royalties, rather than having to share them with a greedy corporate body.

As for the rally driving, it's not something I'd see as a career. I'd just love to get the license and a car and see how it went. I might get lucky and have a natural talent (since I'm good with spatial awareness and I'm not scared of anything) or I might be a total failure. But I love the thought of hurtling down narrow country dirt tracks at 60mph with no fear of oncoming traffic
Dajmin
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Well I thought I knew what I wanted to do with my life by the time I was 12 or 13. Town planning or architecture. Had my subjects chosen, my college/uni courses picked and everything.
And then everything about me changed when I turned 16 and now I have no idea what I'm doing. I know what I want to do but fear I may now be too old to realise it. Isn't going to stop me trying

And a few months ago I decided that as well as rock superstardom I want to be a rally driver. At least there's no maximum age limit on that one!
Dajmin
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Quote from danowat : TBPH, I'd sweep the streets if I meant I can support my family.

That's the very reason I'm still here. Since the company got bought over and hundreds of folks lost their jobs, morale has been a nightmare. They combined 4 floors onto one so we're now really cramped and I'm surrounded by people I have nothing in common with. And we're about to be moved into Central London next month, the only compensation being travel costs.
No pay rise in the last 2 years either, so the job that was fairly decent money (not great, but alright) when I started is now at the bottom of what I would accept for a new job.

The bottom line is we simply can't afford for me not to work. Literally. We would be in financial dire straits if I was out of work now. So until one of the applications I send off gets a positive response, or I miraculously make my fortune from music or graphic design, there's no alternative to keeping on coming in and grinding away.

Wow, this thread is going from strength to strength. I spot a theme
Dajmin
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Shame there's other redundancies happening, otherwise you could nail them to the wall. Employers aren't allowed to stop you applying for other jobs, that's the joy of living in a free(ish) society.

Could you document it? You may have a case for constructive dismissal, assuming you haven't done anything to actually warrant it. That said, proving that was the reason could be impossible.
Can you hack their email to see if there's anything about it? If there's documented evidence about them agreeing to get rid of you for that, then it could stand up. You'd need to say an anonymous source gave it to you though.

On top of dano's hearty speech about tomorrow being another day and stuff (), the other plus side is that they reckon the country is starting to pull out of the recession now so your chances of finding another job are increasing.

Best of luck!
Dajmin
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CVG gave it a decent score too.

I wasn't impressed with the demo, but I might need to try it again and see if I can turn off all of the assists.
Dajmin
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It's just as likely to go flying into outer space too
Dajmin
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Dajmin
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I started transferring the numbers onto a Google Doc, but I'm only about halfway there. I'll send Dan the sharing link when I'm done so it's a bit easier to keep track of.

Right now a few people have duplicate guesses, so as per his rule the following people need to guess again:

commandermas
Radekteam
Intermediate07
GreyBull [CHA]

Or get kicked out of the competition. Might be worth waiting until this afternoon to place your new guesses though, when I should have the spreadsheet done
Dajmin
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Quote from Intermediate07 :2h7min33sec

That's a duplicate of Bob Smith's guess

Quote from Radekteam :1:59:50

And that's a duplicate of Simpson's.

Quote from commandermas :1:42:42

And that's a duplicate of Ferroc's.

I bet you're all glad I'm here
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Dajmin
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It's a lot to keep on top of, the 3 pages. I've got the full list in front of me and I'm still updating it, but as soon as I leave work it's going to be out of date almost immediately.

But I think it makes sense to either ignore the duplicate or have the second person pick another.
Dajmin
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Quote from smack :2:19:50

And with that we have our first duplicate guess!

So what happens if two guesses are the same and they win? Does the first person to post get the prize?
Dajmin
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What I bet most people will fail to consider is the drag from the balloon once it's deflated. This is going to be the biggest restrictor of all. So make sure your design has the balloon contained and not just held up on a narrow band that it will fall off about halfway.

At the same time I'd also consider holding the balloon in place so the transfer of force is consant, rather than bouncing around all over the place.
Dajmin
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I'm not entering a guess, since I don't need the voucher, but I am quite surprised that nobody has gone OVER the 2h:30m as their guess yet. If for no other reason than to be cheeky about it.

I know what my guess would be though

@danowat
Are you keeping a note of these guesses yourself or would it be wise to put a table in the OP?
Dajmin
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Dajmin
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That's still not a workaround that's really effective. While it might work for that, it would still mean the end of someone's short race. If it was real life, you could get out or stick your leg out and push the car away from the wall in far less time than that would add up to.

There must be some way of doing something about it. How about a single push ability using the TC button that refreshes every 20 seconds or something?
So if you end up facing the wall you hit the button, it gives you a 2mph nudge in the opposite direction (as if you'd kicked off the wall), and you're back in the race.
Dajmin
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Hard to tell exactly, but the first confirmed lists appear to have come out around the middle of April 2007, just over a month from the game's release on May 29th. Which I guess means we should have the full list in the next couple of weeks.

My Google skills are awesome and should be feared
Dajmin
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Breaking the chain!



And before anyone asks, it's a Nuvi 310
Dajmin
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The race cars in Forza 2 were paintable too, but if you just had to stick it on top of the default skin. Fine until you scrape it, then you get the old paint job showing through and it looks pants

I think since it's next month they need to just bite the bullet and give us the full track and car list. I know a few of the classics are coming back (Sebring, Silverstone, etc) but would be nice to get it all confirmed.
Dajmin
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Quote from Boris Lozac :So that's why they enlarged the Ring

It's a fugly beast, but driving a Veyron would definitely enlarge my ring
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