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by Wuppertal
Thu May 08, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: ALT+ for accents
Replies: 18
Views: 2713

Re: ALT+ for accents

I have to use them all the time for French and German; some in Italian too but they use accents much less. It is really tedious on a laptop though (without the number pad on the bottom-right of the keyboard) having to go "Fn + Insert/NumLk" then "Alt + numbers" then "Fn + in...
by Wuppertal
Tue May 06, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Letters
Replies: 48
Views: 7586

Re: Letters

And as any internet ready computer (are there any that are not?) can show TV programs you have to have licence for one of those too which is why many university students get done. They have a laptop but no TV and think they don't need a licence. Also a licence is attached to a person at a specified...
by Wuppertal
Tue May 06, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Food glorious food
Replies: 39
Views: 4842

Re: Food glorious food

I do appreciate the input on this 100%, thanks. I take the advice on the other types of sauces and the water/cloth method of keeping milk cool, and the many other thoughts. I have lived in student accommodation for several years. Several of the places have lacked a particular fundamental component b...
by Wuppertal
Mon May 05, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Food glorious food
Replies: 39
Views: 4842

Re: Food glorious food

Thanks for the replies :wink: A few things to answer: Of course fridges haven't been around forever and people survived perfectly easily without them for centuries. But I suspect that in the days where not everyone had a fridge, the food on offer at the supermarkets reflected this. Nowadays, the ass...
by Wuppertal
Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Food glorious food
Replies: 39
Views: 4842

Food glorious food

Here's my situation (and why I'm thinking of food so much!): I am staying in a building designed for students staying short-term (between 1 and 6 months - I'm here for 4 months in total, going home in late May). I have: no fridge and no oven. There is no kitchen in the building and no meals provided...
by Wuppertal
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Letters
Replies: 48
Views: 7586

Re: Letters

But I'm not one to gloat. How much is it in the UK now, by the way...? :lol: £139.50 for colour and £47 for black and white. When I was in my first year at uni I took my mum's old black and white one as the licence was so much cheaper; it was the first time I'd ever had a TV in my bedroom and wit...
by Wuppertal
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Letters
Replies: 48
Views: 7586

Re: Letters

Have grave concerns that I have been jinxed by Wuppertal and this thread - received a letter this morning from TV Licensing, with half my name missing (have double barrelled) accusing me of buying TV signal receiving aparatus from Argos whilst simultaneously failing to purchase a valid license. Her...
by Wuppertal
Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Letters
Replies: 48
Views: 7586

"Dear Good Sir, my dear friend, you have won the UK Lottery

I seem to receive these amusingly ridiculous spam emails on a weekly (and more often) basis from scammers trying to tell you you've won the lottery (usually either the British one of the Spanish one). Also the chldren of west African presidents who have recently died and left a fortune which you can...
by Wuppertal
Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Daddly Longlegs & Slugs
Replies: 28
Views: 4130

Re: Daddly Longlegs & Slugs

Some people I know use shovels/spades and go on a violent but satisfying rampage round the garden hitting the slugs. But I can't bring myself to do that, too gory...I can't even swat a fly or wasp - not very nice creatures but I don't like all the guts spewing out! Slug pellets are an option but the...
by Wuppertal
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New houseparents' accommodation on the back avenue
Replies: 137
Views: 16645

Re: New houseparents' accommodation on the back avenue

This talk of megamoney and the short-notice building of various buildings reminded me: What ever happened to the "Art Quad" - the idea was drawn up in late 2000/early 2001 if I remember rightly - with the aim of replacing the temporary buildings ("Grange Hill") behind Old Science...
by Wuppertal
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Jobs/work experience - wanted/available
Topic: Trying to find some translating work
Replies: 29
Views: 9268

Re: Trying to find some translating work

I was bullied by someone with ADHD. Because he had ADHD, he was never punished and so the bullying never stopped. Regardless of his condition, he still knew perfectly well right from wrong and he knew what he was doing was completely wrong.
by Wuppertal
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Jobs/work experience - wanted/available
Topic: Trying to find some translating work
Replies: 29
Views: 9268

Re: Trying to find some translating work

With a physical condition it is obvious that special allowances need to be made otherwise it is literally impossible for the tasks to be completed. But I think it is well-documented that there is a greyer area over the two aforementioned conditions - some people are labelled dyslexic when in reality...
by Wuppertal
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: Jobs/work experience - wanted/available
Topic: Trying to find some translating work
Replies: 29
Views: 9268

Re: Trying to find some translating work

A friend of mine happens to be dyspraxic, though he was only diagnosed about six months ago. His problem is organisation - always turning up late, forgetting obvious things, etc. Anyway, because of the dyspraxia, he now gets dispensation from the university and he is allowed an extra day or two to f...
by Wuppertal
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Jobs/work experience - wanted/available
Topic: Trying to find some translating work
Replies: 29
Views: 9268

Re: Trying to find some translating work

Wouldn't be 18 again if you paid me 10 times the minimum wage per hour!! I think all the above were in place Oct 07 so don't think any of that's changed since then! That's right! It's great to hear you say that! I get fed up of people telling you patrosnisingly that life's a breeze when you're youn...
by Wuppertal
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Jobs/work experience - wanted/available
Topic: Trying to find some translating work
Replies: 29
Views: 9268

Re: Trying to find some translating work

No employer will employ a person at more than the minimum wage that he can get away with. However, an idea. My younger son cannot do interviews; he never admits to being dyslexic and, so far as I know no employer has yet suspected. However, he gets jobs through temp agancies and each time the compa...