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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:14 am 
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So this happened.
http://mashable.com/2017/07/19/trainy-m ... sweden.amp

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Just found I have an Amazon Wishlist, with items in there dating from 2006 and 2002, many of which I now own anyway. I felt kind of bad removing the item from 15 years ago!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:46 pm 
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I ordered a copy of some novel ... 5 years or so ago? Every few months I get a "we're still trying to get this item" mail. I mostly left the order alone for my amusement ^^;


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:19 pm 
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It's just occurred to me that in the 18 years or so that I've owned/played Transport Tycoon Deluxe, I've never played a "proper" Toyland game.

I'm not sure if I ever will.

Maybe I should introduce my daughter to it though, she might like that. She was playing some kind of SimCity-type game on her tablet the other week, so she might like playing the normal climates too to be fair!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:49 pm 
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I did that once. Played Toyland, that is. I never introduced my daughter to it. That's down to me not having a daughter.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:56 pm 
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Well, you might have done so in an alternative timeline. I wouldn't categorically deny the possibility of committing such a crime.


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It's just occurred to me that in the 18 years or so that I've owned/played Transport Tycoon Deluxe, I've never played a "proper" Toyland game.

I can never figure out if its just the ridiculous graphics no one likes, or if its because the gameplay in Toyland is also rubbish.

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Ah, Ryanair are brilliant aren't they?

Checking in for my flight back from Dublin on 2nd October (2 months early check-in, which I'm doing as I fly out the day the regular check-in opens (to Belfast with Flybe - their check-in doesn't open til 36 hrs before the flight :? )), put the passport details and passenger details in, then it tells me that Early Check-in does not open until 19:05 for this flight. This is despite them telling me that it's already opened in an email! :roll: I love airlines...

Also, whilst I'm talking about booking things, booking.com keep telling me that I can book a Hotel for Belfast and Dublin from x price, despite the fact they know full well I already have a hotel in each as I booked it with them! Oh look, another moan about booking.com :lol:

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Oh look, another moan about booking.com :lol:

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In Romania there's gonna be a manual for PE and educational class... We had a lot of fuss about it in media last days. These will be in 5th grade, as the auction for manuals is this year for the ones for 5th grade. I graduated 7th grade, so I will use the manuals from 2000 or something like that for 8th grade.
Furthermore the auctions for some manuals had been delayed as some print houses made contestations...

What do you believe, people abroad?

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Ah, Ryanair are brilliant aren't they?

Checking in for my flight back from Dublin on 2nd October (2 months early check-in, which I'm doing as I fly out the day the regular check-in opens (to Belfast with Flybe - their check-in doesn't open til 36 hrs before the flight :? )), put the passport details and passenger details in, then it tells me that Early Check-in does not open until 19:05 for this flight. This is despite them telling me that it's already opened in an email! :roll: I love airlines...

Also, whilst I'm talking about booking things, booking.com keep telling me that I can book a Hotel for Belfast and Dublin from x price, despite the fact they know full well I already have a hotel in each as I booked it with them! Oh look, another moan about booking.com
Trick with Ryanair is to check in online the night before your flight. 6 out of 7 times I've done this I've got the emergency exit row without having to pay for it.

Still a miserable flight but slightly improved.

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Ah, Ryanair are brilliant aren't they?

Checking in for my flight back from Dublin on 2nd October (2 months early check-in, which I'm doing as I fly out the day the regular check-in opens (to Belfast with Flybe - their check-in doesn't open til 36 hrs before the flight :? )), put the passport details and passenger details in, then it tells me that Early Check-in does not open until 19:05 for this flight. This is despite them telling me that it's already opened in an email! :roll: I love airlines...

Also, whilst I'm talking about booking things, booking.com keep telling me that I can book a Hotel for Belfast and Dublin from x price, despite the fact they know full well I already have a hotel in each as I booked it with them! Oh look, another moan about booking.com
Trick with Ryanair is to check in online the night before your flight. 6 out of 7 times I've done this I've got the emergency exit row without having to pay for it.

Still a miserable flight but slightly improved.

I've heard about that trick, this is my first time booking them myself though, and never been able to try it. Would have tried it like I say, but didn't really fancy leaving sorting the tickets till the night before in Dublin, that could be messy! :lol:

The flight is only scheduled for 65 mins, though regularly takes just 30-40, so shouldn't be too bad at least! Just enough time for that Ryanair Coffee that I swear is not good for you, despite it being rather nice!

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What do you believe, people abroad?

So, it's a textbook, where it gives you a lot of problems, tells you how to solve them, and then makes you solve them? Yeah, sounds like the way our Schooling system works "Give'em a textbook, they can work from that". If you're lucky the answers will be in the back of it :wink: I guess it can't be all bad, after all, it didn't turn me into a Murdering Psychopath... though neither did GTA and everyone said that would :mrgreen:

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ALEXbr wrote:
In Romania there's gonna be a manual...

Furthermore the auctions for some manuals had been delayed as some print houses made contestations...

You might have better. At one time the national exams that we have here, the exam paper and print were terrible, the answer sheet has to be ripped off the exam paper which due to the really fragile sheet used (considering the ripping) ends up making the process difficult... It was revealed afterwards that the education ministry simply pulled the one cheapest bidder for the exam paper making and printing ! Although now that I've read that hard-to-read questions actually increase focus, I have no idea now if that was actually better or not :lol:

Now we have online exams as well. Safe to say I wasn't left unscathed by it. What do you get for putting things online...

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Now we have online exams as well. Safe to say I wasn't left unscathed by it. What do you get for putting things online...

In High School, the only exams I remember doing online were Microsoft Office Specialist exams. I passed them all with the highest percentage in the shortest amount of time for that year in the school. Unfortunately, despite being a specialist in Office, I don't remember 99% of it :lol:

The only other things I did on computers was my College Coursework, but that was simply a word or powerpoint document that we submitted via an Online Server more than doing an exam online.

From what I can gather from a couple of friends of mine, it's a similar situation in University here as well, though other Forum members may be able to provide a better insight :)

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I went to my English finals drunk. That's why I now occasionally make weird mistakes.


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@YNM,Online exams? But how about cheating? Or they take place on your schools? In Romania we don't have online exams, only digital competences at bacalaureate, some people say that our actual exams are too easy compared to the ones in the Communism; I concluded by the things I hear that our actual exams have less pure theory and more applied theory and personal opinions...
@Pilot, no our PE manual will have theory about how to make it; that said our Education Minister...
I remember he said some time that our educational system is free for the student but this "free" is covered by both the state and student's parents

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ALEXbr wrote:
some people say that our actual exams are too easy compared to the ones in the Communism

Is Comrade Stalin the greatest human that ever lived? Yes [ ] No [ ]

Now you could be truthful and be made to disappear, or you could lie and get it "right". Very difficult exam indeed :?


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Pyoro wrote:
I went to my English finals drunk. That's why I now occasionally make weird mistakes.

Yet your English is still better than mine.

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Is Comrade Stalin the greatest human that ever lived? Yes [ ] No [ ]

Perhaps the main question would have been about Comrade Ceausescu in ALEXbr's country :P

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I remember he said some time that our educational system is free for the student but this "free" is covered by both the state and student's parents

Nothing that is "free" is ever free. There are only 2 things that are guaranteed in life, death and taxes :wink:

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@Pyoro,
1. *Nicolae Ceaușescu. In his time all the propaganda went to him and the Party. After his visit to Asian communist states from 1971 the country started to split to Him and to be very important
2. I'm sure this kind of questions could not be placed in exams. Only the theory of the specific class was included as far as I know.

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Totally forgot about Ceaușescu. He was a Stalinist though, so it might not be entirely impossible ;)

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Yet your English is still better than mine.

Well, I did go there drunk because I knew I'd ace it even then (not that that's saying much, they aren't difficult in Germany).

But frankly, it's all fine and good for general topics, but it's a different matter when it comes to more obscure themes. ^^


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