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Low_Flyer_MkVb
04-30-2006, 04:44 AM
I have read with some ill-disguised amusement the many posts recently concerning the add-on download saga and have considered the many sides to the arguments put forward. I have made a decision. I shall download said add-on. This decision has not been made without trepidation on my part; indeed the fallout from this will rumble around Lowflyer Hall for some time to come.

You see, some years ago, I was a very naughty boy indeed with a selection of credit cards €" running up debts so horrendous that to this day no credit company or bank will touch me with a bargepole. It was fun while it lasted, but boy did they want their pound of flesh when they caught up with me. If any of you out there are going through a similar episode in your life, then I can only advise you to be totally up front with the companies concerned and to make arrangements to pay off the accrued debts at whatever the minimum rate might be €" it€s a wonderful feeling when the last payment is made and you can actually say to yourself €œI owe nothing to anybody, anywhere€. But I digress €" my current predicament has involved me in negotiation for the use of Mrs Flyer€s credit card. She€s going to expect something in return (apart from one of my beloved, crisp ten pound notes). Some of you might remember my hard won victories concerning my Corgi die-cast collection, culminating in the triumphant surprise raid that saw her Lilliput Lane and Flower Fairies collection retreat from the display shelves. I fear this was but a brief, joyous interlude. I have steeled myself for a prolonged assault involving those twin weapons of terror €" the wallpaper catalogue and a trip to B & Q.

Please UBI, Think of the human cost next time you release an add on, the potential misery you could inflict upon your loyal customers and the decent chaps out there kept under the heel of domestic tyranny by your actions. A simple hand cash over the counter disc at my local shop would have been so much more convenient, saved so much unseemly grovelling and spared some of my Corgi€s the threat of a return to their boxes, the innocent victims of this sad state of affairs.
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JG52Uther
04-30-2006, 04:55 AM
Could'nt agree more.At the current rate i should be debt free in Feb 2024.
But it is a great feeling cutting all your credit cards in half http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

MarkGos
04-30-2006, 04:58 AM
I've said it before and I'll say it again.

EVERY MAN NEEDS HIS SHED.

A domain so gender specific that 'she indoors' dare not enter. A shed is a wonderous thing. A man or boy can spend his life there only to emerge for food and water (and the odd 'interaction' with She Indoors). Don't think a shed has to be a cold, drafty and damp affair. The charms of a 'rustic' shed can hide the true inner beauty of aircon/heating, carpet, sat TV etc etc.

You know it make's sense. Fighting for space in she indoors domain is a campaign that you cannot win. Major General Cold-Shoulder is your worst enemy. Spend the energy on your shed and you will be rewarded.

Lodovik
04-30-2006, 05:08 AM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
Think of the human cost next time you release an add on, the potential misery you could inflict upon your loyal customers

Ahh, but think of the sweet, sweet PE-2 & PE-3 flying you'll get in return...
And of how this online purchase has brought you and your beloved even more closer together. That's something to be cherished.

And as Wolverine from the X men would say: It's not fun if it's too easy.

Feathered_IV
04-30-2006, 05:10 AM
Nice one Low Flyer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Thanks to the pioneering work of the first wave of downloaders, anyone can now secure a copy of Olegs latest with no recourse to tin foil headgear.

And MarkGos, have you seen that Aussie coffee table book called Men and Their Sheds?
One guy had a section of WW1 trench system in his. His two mates would come around, dress in period uniforms and drink beers while listening to old gramaphone records http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

woofiedog
04-30-2006, 07:39 AM
Excellent statements.

Bearcat99
04-30-2006, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by MarkGos:
I've said it before and I'll say it again.

EVERY MAN NEEDS HIS SHED.

A domain so gender specific that 'she indoors' dare not enter. A shed is a wonderous thing. A man or boy can spend his life there only to emerge for food and water (and the odd 'interaction' with She Indoors). Don't think a shed has to be a cold, drafty and damp affair. The charms of a 'rustic' shed can hide the true inner beauty of aircon/heating, carpet, sat TV etc etc.

You know it make's sense. Fighting for space in she indoors domain is a campaign that you cannot win. Major General Cold-Shoulder is your worst enemy. Spend the energy on your shed and you will be rewarded.

My space is the basement.... It is my domain.... my wife rarely comes down here... in fact it is the one space in this house we have yet to christen....... (Thats right.. we got every other room including the deck, kitchen, bed rooms, living room... and even the laundry room.... but not this space.. which is actually very comfortable.... go figure..

Maybe all these airplanes and flags and computer parts and such are a turn off to her.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Yeah... get a "space" .....

JG52Uther
04-30-2006, 01:26 PM
LOL waaay too much information BC http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

ucanfly
04-30-2006, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
...Thanks to the pioneering work of the first wave of downloaders, anyone can now secure a copy of Olegs latest with no recourse to tin foil headgear...

Here's to the one's who are first to download. You are the true pioneers that have to contend with all the inherent problems of being the first to use a product. No waiting around for you. You are the one's that take crashes, reformat, and reinstallations in stride. You are the trailblazers of the community.

Yes - thank you early downloader guy... this Bud's for you.

HelSqnProtos
04-30-2006, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by JG52Uther:
LOL waaay too much information BC http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


+1

Low_Flyer_MkVb
04-30-2006, 02:33 PM
I love the old bat, really http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

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http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2006-05-0421-04-48-18.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2006-05-0421-09-37-20.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2006-05-0421-11-18-46.jpg

And for a moment, Bearcat, I thought "Christening" the room meant giving it a name...just for a moment...

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MarkGos
04-30-2006, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:

And MarkGos, have you seen that Aussie coffee table book called Men and Their Sheds?
One guy had a section of WW1 trench system in his. His two mates would come around, dress in period uniforms and drink beers while listening to old gramaphone records http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

So whats your point. I don't see anything wrong with that! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

danjama
04-30-2006, 07:31 PM
Nice pics LF, cheers mate http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Funny thread also, i cant wait to get married and have my own space. Im sick of my wife before ive even met her http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
04-30-2006, 07:33 PM
You know I'm going to try and skin a Pe3 to look like a Whirlwind now, don't you? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Waldo.Pepper
04-30-2006, 07:56 PM
My recroom has never seen a vacuum! It is glorious.

GAU-8
04-30-2006, 08:11 PM
yeah my rec room is a mess right now too. the mrs. just came in and started naggin. i told her.. "its MY ROOM....nobody ever comes in here except ME, except when you want to nag at me about said conditions of this room. you arent allowed to have your opinion in MY ROOM..you have YOUR ROOM...make do with it the way you want in THERE."

and she left. its the only time im harsh to her http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif (and can barely get away with it )

Badsight.
04-30-2006, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
I fear this was but a brief, joyous interlude. I have steeled myself for a prolonged assault involving those twin weapons of terror €" the wallpaper catalogue and a trip to B & Q. oh my , wiping tears as i laugh

stiff upper lip old chap

panther3485
04-30-2006, 08:32 PM
I've got one small room at the back of the house, but it's very comfortable. The reverse-cycle ducted aircon we've just installed keeps it cool in summer (most important here) and warm in winter.

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In it, there is a desk for PC gaming and a separate table for building model kits. The walls are lined with shelves for books etc.

The window affords a peaceful view into the back garden with its flowering eucalyptus tree and bird aviaries.

It's a wondrous, most magical retreat where the cares of the World mostly disappear and nagging is strictly prohibited at all times!

And this little space is mine, mine, mine!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! HOHOHOHOHOHOHOH!!!!!! HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH!!!!!

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Best regards,
panther3485

crazyivan1970
04-30-2006, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
My space is the basement.... It is my domain.... my wife rarely comes down here... in fact it is the one space in this house we have yet to christen....... (Thats right.. we got every other room including the deck, kitchen, bed rooms, living room... and even the laundry room.... but not this space.. which is actually very comfortable.... go figure..

Maybe all these airplanes and flags and computer parts and such are a turn off to her.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Yeah... get a "space" .....

Dude!! I gotta get a bigger house, so many things to explore http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

georgeo76
04-30-2006, 08:56 PM
hey bearcat, they say in a marriage there are three kinds of screwing.

first, you have kitchen screwing. This is when the relationship is hot and you have sex all over the house, even the kitchen.

Then there is bedroom screwing. This is when the relationship cools down and their are children to think of, so you only have sex in the bedroom.

finally there is hallway screwing. This is when the relationship gets to the point that as you pass each other in the hallway you greet by saying 'screw you'!

panther3485
04-30-2006, 10:01 PM
$hit! Thanks for the warning, georgeo76

I'm alternating between 2 and 3 - better not let it slip any further!

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panther3485

wayno7777
04-30-2006, 10:28 PM
So true, so true. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif Good one danjama! I feel for ya, L_F....