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Scouse

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Because it's cheap, quick and easy...basically.
And legal.

Make it illegal, with punitive fines and potential jail terms for water company CEO's then it'd stop pretty quick.
 

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Hermes are fine, if you don't mind searching all the hedge rows in a 5 mile radius of the place they claim to have delivered it.
 

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Hermes are fine, if you don't mind searching all the hedge rows in a 5 mile radius of the place they claim to have delivered it.
Status updates literally say "Possible delay in delivery due to arrival at incorrect carrier facility" followed by "Delay in delivery due to weather or natural disaster"

Seriously 🤦
 

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Status updates literally say "Possible delay in delivery due to arrival at incorrect carrier facility" followed by "Delay in delivery due to weather or natural disaster"

Seriously 🤦
Verbatim From the Hermes employee handbook:

10. Deliveries
10.5: Important Codes
1. If a fellow employee within a 10 mile radius of you has successfully delivered a package: You must fail to deliver the current package you're carrying and claim "natural disaster"

20. Terminology
Natural Disaster: "A 'Natural Disaster' is a commonly used phrase at Hermes and is simply a more safe for work way of saying "We're fucking useless"



Don't ask how I got this.
 

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Verbatim From the Hermes employee handbook:

10. Deliveries
10.5: Important Codes
1. If a fellow employee within a 10 mile radius of you has successfully delivered a package: You must fail to deliver the current package you're carrying and claim "natural disaster"

20. Terminology
Natural Disaster: "A 'Natural Disaster' is a commonly used phrase at Hermes and is simply a more safe for work way of saying "We're fucking useless"



Don't ask how I got this.
Yeah, I imagine it's like this in their company:

"Pfft, that's not getting delivered today, so lets just say it went to the wrong distribution centre so we don't get any complaints... oh shit, wait... if we say that the client can pay us less as it's no longer a one day delivery, can't have that... err... fuck it, lets just say there was an earthquake, after all who's going to check?"
 

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I've stopped using firms because they use Hermes, and told them as much. Same with Yodel.

DPD can make it work, absolutely no reason others can't.
 

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I've stopped using firms because they use Hermes, and told them as much. Same with Yodel.

DPD can make it work, absolutely no reason others can't.
Whats the pricing difference though at such a level? I suspect that may be why.
 

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Yeah, I imagine it's like this in their company:

"Pfft, that's not getting delivered today, so lets just say it went to the wrong distribution centre so we don't get any complaints... oh shit, wait... if we say that the client can pay us less as it's no longer a one day delivery, can't have that... err... fuck it, lets just say there was an earthquake, after all who's going to check?"
They're not the only ones to use the "natural disaster" line; I've had that from UPS twice, once when I knew my item was in their DC less than five miles from me.
 

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VPS hosting providers.

Me: "Excuse me, my VPS isn't responding"
Them: "Oh, looks like automatic update broke some system files. We've created you a new VPS"
Me (a day or so later as their ticketing system didn't send any update notifications): "Err, what automatic updates? Plus, can you copy the /home/ directory to the new server then?"
Them: "Oh, no we can't do that because we deleted the old VPS"

Thankfully it's nothing I can't recover from elsewhere but that's certainly not something that's getting renewed.
 

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I've rented a dedicated server for a few years but realise I really don't need the power so am looking for a capable VPS at the moment. I've had one from Contabo before and it was fine but I have no idea how they're so cheap. They're so cheap I'm thinking there must be some sort of trickery about what they're offering - "10 cores", 60 GB of RAM, 1600 GB of SSD storage for £~25 a month? That doesn't sound right.
 

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What kind of hosting provider has access to your VM's to do automatic patching in the first place outside of you control? I guess you get what you pay for.
Honestly, I think it was just total BS from them. It feels more like they maybe lost a disk and it got trashed.
 

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Honestly, I think it was just total BS from them. It feels more like they maybe lost a disk and it got trashed.
That I can believe. I just create lots of dummy email accounts on a domain I own and sign up on each for the free one year AWS trial period as required. Run the server at home and tunnel everything from AWS back to my real server. End up paying less than $10 a month.
 

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The only thing more annoying than Chris Roberts running a virtual car sales event is the fact that I went to click on Doom Eternal last night in the steam client and it's not there!

It's un-installed itself from the steam library. I'm hoping not from the PC completely as I don't want to have to do another 3 day install :eek:
 

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I've rented a dedicated server for a few years but realise I really don't need the power so am looking for a capable VPS at the moment. I've had one from Contabo before and it was fine but I have no idea how they're so cheap. They're so cheap I'm thinking there must be some sort of trickery about what they're offering - "10 cores", 60 GB of RAM, 1600 GB of SSD storage for £~25 a month? That doesn't sound right.
A result of the world moving from physical cores to virtual cores I guess?
 

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The only thing more annoying than Chris Roberts running a virtual car sales event is the fact that I went to click on Doom Eternal last night in the steam client and it's not there!

It's un-installed itself from the steam library. I'm hoping not from the PC completely as I don't want to have to do another 3 day install :eek:
Funnily enough I was talking to like 4 guys that play star citizen already and were saying its pretty good and the future looks promising for it.

I guess it's nice to get the opinion of people that actually play the game ;)
 

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My optician telling me "wow you really can't see anything" no shit Sherlock thats why im here to get new glasses
 

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Funnily enough I was talking to like 4 guys that play star citizen already and were saying its pretty good and the future looks promising for it.

I guess it's nice to get the opinion of people that actually play the game ;)
1) It's not a game yet.
2) How much have these fanbois spent between them on something that hasn't been released and isn't feature complete?

oh, and:

3) I've played it.
 

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It's like 70-80 a year worldwide.

I actually think reporting on them is damaging not just for sharks but also humans.

Lots of people in blighty terrified of the sea and missing out for no good reason.
Most ppl in the uk afraid of finding a brown trout or used condom floating near them than a shark tbh.
 

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