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wtf?

Post by Robert Baxter » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:46 pm

I played the ITV Countdown and Susie disallowed VIRUS!
Contestant: Continent please, Rachel.
Rachel: Y.
Contestant: Because I want one!

For more info, see http://wiki.apterous.org/User:The_Doctor , and don't have a go at me a the F1 drivers series.

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Re: wtf?

Post by Eoin Monaghan » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:47 pm

Robert Baxter wrote:I played the ITV Countdown and Susie disallowed VIRUS!
Play Apterous instead then.

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Re: wtf?

Post by Robert Baxter » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:55 pm

Eoin Monaghan wrote:
Robert Baxter wrote:I played the ITV Countdown and Susie disallowed VIRUS!
Play Apterous instead then.
DING DONG!

Ran out of trial games, remember? And I can't pay £15 a year.
Contestant: Continent please, Rachel.
Rachel: Y.
Contestant: Because I want one!

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Post by Ian Volante » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:05 pm

Robert Baxter wrote:
Eoin Monaghan wrote:
Robert Baxter wrote:I played the ITV Countdown and Susie disallowed VIRUS!
Play Apterous instead then.
DING DONG!

Ran out of trial games, remember? And I can't pay £15 a year.
Why whinge here about another game that probably none of us play, possibly because it's crap?
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Re: wtf?

Post by Charlie Reams » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:07 pm

DING DONG!

No one cares.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:26 pm

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This thread just started to make a load more sense.

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Re: wtf?

Post by Michael Wallace » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:28 pm

Surely it's ooh la-la, not oh la-la :?

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Post by Ben Wilson » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:31 pm

Michael Wallace wrote:Surely it's ooh la-la, not oh la-la :?
Have you never watched Back to the Future? :?

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Post by Michael Wallace » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:35 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:
Michael Wallace wrote:Surely it's ooh la-la, not oh la-la :?
Have you never watched Back to the Future? :?
You make a good argument, but I'm not sure BttF can be considered as the only valid source.

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:13 pm

Robert Baxter wrote: And I can't pay £15 a year.
Really? That's less than £1.50 a month. I could probably find that on the floor.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:28 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Robert Baxter wrote: And I can't pay £15 a year.
Really? That's less than £1.50 a month. I could probably find that on the floor.
The DANCE floor!

[I only posted this because I want to MWM to reply with a photoshop of you soloing at a disco.]

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Post by James Robinson » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:29 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Robert Baxter wrote: And I can't pay £15 a year.
Really? That's less than £1.50 a month.
Or you could've just said £1.25 a month. :geek:
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Post by Charlie Reams » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:31 pm

James Robinson wrote: Or you could've just said £1.25 a month. :geek:
That's less than it costs to sponsor an African child and, let's be honest, infinitely more valuable to the future of humanity.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:35 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Robert Baxter wrote: And I can't pay £15 a year.
Really? That's less than £1.50 a month. I could probably find that on the floor.
But it would probably be a full time job. And as far as full time jobs go, there's better (e.g. begging).

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:57 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote: But it would probably be a full time job. And as far as full time jobs go, there's better (e.g. begging).
No way man. I picked up £1.50 at my local club the other day. Pissheads can't be arsed bending down in the dark.

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Post by Howard Somerset » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:59 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:No way man. I picked up £1.50 at my local club the other day. Pissheads can't be arsed bending down in the dark.
You want to be careful who's standing behind you when you pick up money. Maybe it was dropped there deliberately. ;)

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Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:25 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:
Kirk Bevins wrote:
Robert Baxter wrote: And I can't pay £15 a year.
Really? That's less than £1.50 a month. I could probably find that on the floor.
The DANCE floor!

[I only posted this because I want to MWM to reply with a photoshop of you soloing at a disco.]
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Post by JackHurst » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:52 pm

BACK ON TOPIC GUYS!!!

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Post by Lesley Hines » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:53 pm

Robert Baxter wrote:I can't pay £15 a year.
Ten easy ways to make £15:
1. Blag your granny
2. Take some old games / DVDs / CDs / hardware into GAME, CEX or similar, and walk out clutching pictures of the queen
3. Offer to wash your Mum's / Dad's car for a fiver, then repeat a couple of times (for £7.50 I'd do an internal valet too)
4. Buy cheaper trainers and explain to your Mum why you want the difference - she'll probably give it to you
5. Offer to do some chores for the neighbours
6. Offer to wash up every night for a week for it (and do it)
7. Help with the autumn pruning / leaf raking / garden tidying exercise
8. Sell last year's exam answers to the year below
9. Hang around the back entrance to the House of Commons wearing a fishnet vest and an innocent expression
10. Write an extremely cool programme and spend loads of time improving it, listening to people's criticisms and gripes, making sure it's the best thing out there and then seeing if you think £15 a member is enough.

Edit: Recommend a friend and you and the friend get to join for just £12 each. A good way to start doing this would be by taking off the 'couldn't be bothered to subscribe' bit from your Wiki user account.
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:55 am

Lesley Hines wrote:
Robert Baxter wrote:I can't pay £15 a year.
Ten easy ways to make £15:
1. Blag your granny - she too crippled to reach her money.
2. Take some old games / DVDs / CDs / hardware into GAME, CEX or similar, and walk out clutching pictures of the queen - No old games!
3. Offer to wash your Mum's / Dad's car for a fiver, then repeat a couple of times (for £7.50 I'd do an internal valet too) - Yes, but I get too much homework
4. Buy cheaper trainers and explain to your Mum why you want the difference - she'll probably give it to you - she's utterly unreasonable
5. Offer to do some chores for the neighbours - YAWN!
6. Offer to wash up every night for a week for it (and do it) - I always break glasses when I wash up.
7. Help with the autumn pruning / leaf raking / garden tidying exercise - I HATE NATURE
8. Sell last year's exam answers to the year below - I don't actually get the answers
9. Hang around the back entrance to the House of Commons wearing a fishnet vest and an innocent expression - Just get turned away.
10. Write an extremely cool programme and spend loads of time improving it, listening to people's criticisms and gripes, making sure it's the best thing out there and then seeing if you think £15 a member is enough. - Only do computing in the sixth form

Edit: Recommend a friend and you and the friend get to join for just £12 each. This bit seems to have vanished. A good way to start doing this would be by taking off the 'couldn't be bothered to subscribe' bit from your Wiki user account.That's Robert by the way.
OK. But I won't be able to make £15 for these reasons.

Dunno about Rob though.
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Post by David O'Donnell » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:38 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote: But it would probably be a full time job. And as far as full time jobs go, there's better (e.g. begging).
No way man. I picked up £1.50 at my local club the other day. Pissheads can't be arsed bending down in the dark.
You obviously don't frequent the same bars I do.

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Post by Ben Hunter » Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:52 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:5. Offer to do some chores for the neighbours - YAWN!
Not a proper excuse.

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Post by Lesley Hines » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:24 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Lesley Hines wrote:
Robert Baxter wrote:I can't pay £15 a year.
Ten easy ways to make £15:
1. Blag your granny - she too crippled to reach her money. All the more reason to get off your lazy arse and help her.
2. Take some old games / DVDs / CDs / hardware into GAME, CEX or similar, and walk out clutching pictures of the queen - No old games!Then take a new one you don't like/ play any more, or CDs or DVDs.
3. Offer to wash your Mum's / Dad's car for a fiver, then repeat a couple of times (for £7.50 I'd do an internal valet too) - Yes, but I get too much homeworkThen use some of the copious time you spend posting utter shite on here to do it.
4. Buy cheaper trainers and explain to your Mum why you want the difference - she'll probably give it to you - she's utterly unreasonableWonder where you it from...?
5. Offer to do some chores for the neighbours - YAWN!If working were that great you wouldn't have to be paid to do it.
6. Offer to wash up every night for a week for it (and do it) - I always break glasses when I wash up.Then be more careful.
7. Help with the autumn pruning / leaf raking / garden tidying exercise - I HATE NATUREI don't like gardening either, but if you want to achieve something in life sometimes you've got to do stuff you don't particularly like to get what you want.
8. Sell last year's exam answers to the year below - I don't actually get the answersYou know the questions, don't you? Then google...
9. Hang around the back entrance to the House of Commons wearing a fishnet vest and an innocent expression - Just get turned away.Like you've tried it... :lol:
10. Write an extremely cool programme and spend loads of time improving it, listening to people's criticisms and gripes, making sure it's the best thing out there and then seeing if you think £15 a member is enough. - Only do computing in the sixth formThen do what I did and teach yourself. There are thousands of tutorials on the internet about IT.

Edit: Recommend a friend and you and the friend get to join for just £12 each. This bit seems to have vanished. A good way to start doing this would be by taking off the 'couldn't be bothered to subscribe' bit from your Wiki user account.That's Robert by the way.Yes, it was Robert I quoted. Please sort your schizophrenia / MPD out before you correct people.
OK. But I won't be able to make £15 for these reasons.

Dunno about Rob though.
Basically if you wanted to you'd do it. I'm sure you get Christmas / birthday money, but if you're not even prepared to do a few chores for what you want I'm really not surprised your parents won't give it to you.
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:11 pm

AND I DON'T HAVE PAYPAL!
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:16 pm

I've asked the question "How do you write a program?" and got a rude answer.
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Post by Ben Hunter » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:56 pm

You're pretty much going to die when you're 18 by the sounds of things.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:22 pm

This thread is so shit. Please let it die. No one else post anything after this post.

Think back to like it was at school:
THE NEXT PERSON TO SPEAK IS GAY *

* sorry MW - trying to do an authentic school days thing here : (

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Post by Charlie Reams » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:24 pm

Matt Morrison wrote: * sorry MW - trying to do an authentic school days thing here : (
He's not gay.

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Post by Lesley Hines » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:28 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:THE NEXT PERSON TO SPEAK IS GAY *
Fair point lol. Doesn't bother me tho - women can't be gay. IIRC woman-on-woman is art, apparently :lol:
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Post by Matt Morrison » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:44 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote: * sorry MW - trying to do an authentic school days thing here : (
He's not gay.
You officially are now though! Gaybo!

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Post by Ian Volante » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:54 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:AND I DON'T HAVE PAYPAL!
Neither do I. It's not the only method of online payment.
Rhys Benjamin wrote:I've asked the question "How do you write a program?" and got a rude answer.
Well look it up yourself! Here's one:

10 PRINT "Hello"
20 GOTO 10

See, easy!
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Post by Charlie Reams » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:19 pm

Something I've learnt from the whole apterous experience is that you have some people who are just never going to give you any money. It doesn't matter what you say to them, how much free stuff you give them, how much they like the site or whatever, they're just never going to give anything back. One of the reasons I switched to the 50 free games thing was that I didn't think it should be possible for some people to play 2400 games freeloading off everyone else who actually supported the site. Because the site does cost real money to run, as well as a huge amount of my (willingly-given) time.

It wasn't a decision I particularly enjoyed making because I don't like to give the impression of apterous as being a hard-nosed capitalist endeavour, but I decided it was worth the hit because it had been bothering me for so long. And it prompted quite a few people to finally get around to subscribing (I know it's a hassle if you don't have a Paypal account already), which was nice, while the freeloaders played their free games (of course!) and then slunk off quietly. So I'm pretty happy with that.

It was nice to read some of the posts defending the pay-to-play thing in this thread but you're always going to have freeloaders and I feel a lot less annoyed about it now that they can't stick around for long.

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Re: wtf?

Post by Matt Morrison » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:27 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:some people
pussy ;)

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Matt Morrison wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:some people
pussy ;)
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