Friday 4th April 2008

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Friday 4th April 2008

Post by DaveC » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:44 pm

Hiyo,

I'm disappearing for a week or so on Friday. This means I won't be around for reviewing purposes.

My plan as it stands it to post the review over a week after the game, when I return. However if it appears by someone elses hand in the meantime that's fine by me.

DC

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Charlie Reams » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:47 pm

I haven't done one for bloody ages so I'll try to remember to do it - you've earned a rest, Dave.

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:24 am

I believe that's Matt's debut game, and the date of my (3rd) driving test.

Good luck, Matt! (and me)

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by David O'Donnell » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:29 am

Yeah, good luck to both of you!

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Howard Somerset » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:53 am

Good luck to all four of you.

Dave, have a good holiday.
Charlie, hope you manage to remember how to do the recap.
Matt, hope your debut goes well.
Dinos, hope you manage to impress your examiner.

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:35 am

I hope you all crash and burn in the most humiliating manner possible.

:twisted:

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:00 pm

Failure: 2 majors, 4 minors :( My driving's fine tho. Its my friggin nerves! Why is it I could keep my cool in front of millions of viewers on Countdown, but can't pull myself together and drive in front of a stranger for 40 mins w/o fucking it up!

Anyway I've booked in for my 4th test, but I'm not disclosing any details to anyone except my instructor til I pass!
Corby wrote:I hope you all crash and burn in the most humiliating manner possible.:twisted:
Hopefully thinking of grinding Corby's face into the dirt will keep me calm next time!

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:26 pm

I hope you have a good little while, Dave.

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:33 pm

What were the majors and minors? I'm learning atm and it would be handy to remember what not to do as it were.

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:01 am

Majors and minors of who?

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:30 am

Major 1: Coming out of the test centre I was so friggin nervous :shock: my foot was shaking on the clutch pedal. I started to move and then I stalled it. A van that was already pretty close, nearly went into the back of the car so I pretty much knew it was game over. :evil:

Major 2: On doing a left reverse I was so focused on how close I was to the kerb that I forgot to keep looking around, and when a car came from behind I should have seen it and stopped.

I cant remember the minors but of course you're expected to get a couple so 4's pretty good. Apart from that the rest of the drive was fine, and compared to my first test (6 majors!) it went a lot better. I'm feeling a lot more confident in my skillz now and hope it'll be 4th time lucky. I'll definitely let my joy be known on here should that occur :) My girlfriend's mum just failed her test again yesterday though and she'll kill me if I pass before her!

Good luck to you Kirk, I hear bay parking the Starship Enterprise can be a bitch!

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:28 pm

Dinos, your appearance on Countdown was last season.

Why would you give your two cents about this?

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Kirk Bevins » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:47 pm

I was told you're allowed to stall, as long as you're calm about it and put the handbrake on, put it into neutral, switch the key off, then start again - find the bite point and away you go. I was told you'd only get a minor for that.

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:25 pm

I stalled and passed.

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:18 am

What has this topic derailed into?

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by David O'Donnell » Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:52 am

Jason Larsen wrote:What has this topic derailed into?
Nice try Jason but I think you are mixing metaphors.

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:36 pm

What did I mean, David?

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:26 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:I was told you're allowed to stall, as long as you're calm about it and put the handbrake on, put it into neutral, switch the key off, then start again - find the bite point and away you go. I was told you'd only get a minor for that.
True, but in my situation stalling the car proved dangerous so he had to give me a major. I did restart the car correctly so if that had been the only thing I failed on I would have been rather pissed off!
Jason Larsen wrote:What has this topic derailed into?
Jason this topic hasnt derailed into anything. If you'd looked at the beginning of the thread you'll see my driving test among other things WAS the topic!

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:27 pm

I'm sorry, Dinos. I misunderstood.

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:40 pm

Finally passed :D :D :D :D :D 5th time lucky with 6 minors. I'm ecstatic! :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Ralph Gillions » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:08 pm

dinos_the_chemist wrote:Finally passed :D :D :D :D :D 5th time lucky with 6 minors. I'm ecstatic! :D :D :D :D :D
Very well done.
Many congratulations dinos.

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Jon O'Neill » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:43 pm

If that's not an open invitation for lifts to CONOT, then I don't know what is.

Well in mate.

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Re: Friday 4th April 2008

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:21 am

Cheers. All I need is a car now!

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