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    Ref reached for the wrong pocket in the Lolerpool game?
    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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      In it all day long if I'm there

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          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
          Ref reached for the wrong pocket in the Lolerpool game?
          I think he was going for yellow until Madrid player kept ignoring him.
          It was a shit house tackle.
          People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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            Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

            I think he was going for yellow until Madrid player kept ignoring him.
            It was a shit house tackle.
            Surely the VAR lads could have gone "eh, are you sure about that one? Looks a yellow to everyone else in the world."
            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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              Went to the dentists today knowing that I'd need a root canal job that I've been putting off for a long time that had gone past tolerable recently Because my regular dentist wasn't available at short notice and having VHI Dental I took the opportunity to use the vhi site to find a local dentist that would deal with them direct so that I wouldn't have to go through the monumental pain in the arse process of paying up front then doing all the paperwork and sending into VHI before getting reimbursed.
              I made the appointment and explained that I was coming to them from the VHI website and that I wanted VHI direct to settle with them, the only discussion we had was about when we could get a time to suit . Went in today and again told the receptionist that I would be using VHI direct. In to the dentist and after a quick x ray he is clear that I need a root canal he quickly explains the procedure as he's pumping me with Novocaine. An hour and a fair bit of drilling later I'm done for now and needing another session in a couple of weeks I stop at reception to book a date. Then yer woman announces "That will be €165 now and €500 the next day and here are your VHI forms that you can fill in at your leisure" , GTFO! I told you I wanted it settled direct by VHI, says I. She claims she told me that only one of the dentists in the place settles direct with VHI and the he doesn't do root canal work. Quite pissed off, not that its any great hardship to me really just a pain in the arse but I'm 100% certain that she never said anything of the sort to me and they are quite clearly fudging the whole thing to get the full benefit of using VHI direct without really.
              Turning millions into thousands

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                Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                Went to the dentists today knowing that I'd need a root canal job that I've been putting off for a long time that had gone past tolerable recently Because my regular dentist wasn't available at short notice and having VHI Dental I took the opportunity to use the vhi site to find a local dentist that would deal with them direct so that I wouldn't have to go through the monumental pain in the arse process of paying up front then doing all the paperwork and sending into VHI before getting reimbursed.
                I made the appointment and explained that I was coming to them from the VHI website and that I wanted VHI direct to settle with them, the only discussion we had was about when we could get a time to suit . Went in today and again told the receptionist that I would be using VHI direct. In to the dentist and after a quick x ray he is clear that I need a root canal he quickly explains the procedure as he's pumping me with Novocaine. An hour and a fair bit of drilling later I'm done for now and needing another session in a couple of weeks I stop at reception to book a date. Then yer woman announces "That will be €165 now and €500 the next day and here are your VHI forms that you can fill in at your leisure" , GTFO! I told you I wanted it settled direct by VHI, says I. She claims she told me that only one of the dentists in the place settles direct with VHI and the he doesn't do root canal work. Quite pissed off, not that its any great hardship to me really just a pain in the arse but I'm 100% certain that she never said anything of the sort to me and they are quite clearly fudging the whole thing to get the full benefit of using VHI direct without really.
                Sure just upload your receipts and the cash will be in your account in a couple of days.

                Don't turn this into some Passport Office abomination.
                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                  Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                  I hope you've ordered the windows!
                  What windows do I need?
                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                    Went to the dentists today knowing that I'd need a root canal job that I've been putting off for a long time that had gone past tolerable recently Because my regular dentist wasn't available at short notice and having VHI Dental I took the opportunity to use the vhi site to find a local dentist that would deal with them direct so that I wouldn't have to go through the monumental pain in the arse process of paying up front then doing all the paperwork and sending into VHI before getting reimbursed.
                    I made the appointment and explained that I was coming to them from the VHI website and that I wanted VHI direct to settle with them, the only discussion we had was about when we could get a time to suit . Went in today and again told the receptionist that I would be using VHI direct. In to the dentist and after a quick x ray he is clear that I need a root canal he quickly explains the procedure as he's pumping me with Novocaine. An hour and a fair bit of drilling later I'm done for now and needing another session in a couple of weeks I stop at reception to book a date. Then yer woman announces "That will be €165 now and €500 the next day and here are your VHI forms that you can fill in at your leisure" , GTFO! I told you I wanted it settled direct by VHI, says I. She claims she told me that only one of the dentists in the place settles direct with VHI and the he doesn't do root canal work. Quite pissed off, not that its any great hardship to me really just a pain in the arse but I'm 100% certain that she never said anything of the sort to me and they are quite clearly fudging the whole thing to get the full benefit of using VHI direct without really.
                    I read this whole thing in a Larry David .voice

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                      My four plots of virtual land in Sandbox, two bought for €900 each to some merriment on here, and two more bought directly for €250 each, seem to now be worth €16,000.
                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                        Do we have collective thoughts on big-leaf laurel as a hedge?
                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                          My four plots of virtual land in Sandbox, two bought for €900 each to some merriment on here, and two more bought directly for €250 each, seem to now be worth €16,000.
                          That's half the windows sorted. Or a kitchen.
                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                            Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                            Do we have collective thoughts on big-leaf laurel as a hedge?
                            We talking shrubbery or fund?

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                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                              Sure just upload your receipts and the cash will be in your account in a couple of days.

                              Don't turn this into some Passport Office abomination.
                              That's alright for the likes you but I have a biscuit tin for shite like that that gets opened every other year whether I need to or not.
                              Turning millions into thousands

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                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                That's half the windows sorted. Or a kitchen.
                                HODL
                                "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                                  Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                  I read this whole thing in a Larry David .voice
                                  I actually discussed the latest episode of curb with him and we agreed that loud Greek music might be an improvement on what he had playing on Lyric FM

                                  He was an interesting guy, not least in that he is 79 years old and working away merrily.
                                  Turning millions into thousands

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                                    Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                    We talking shrubbery or fund?
                                    Its kinda a thing. €9 for year old laurel, or €25 for three and a half year old laurel. Its a fine investment.
                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                      Its kinda a thing. €9 for year old laurel, or €25 for three and a half year old laurel. Its a fine investment.
                                      Is it portuguese laurel you are looking at?
                                      Turning millions into thousands

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                                        Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                        Is it portuguese laurel you are looking at?
                                        No, its common laurel: https://www.newlands.ie/Prunus-Lauro...9812108/33703/ would you have a thought on the two?
                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                          Originally posted by Emmet View Post
                                          Any home security experts on here?

                                          Finally have keys to our gaf, now need to protect it from all of the feral animals from Terenure (if they ever drift too far west). Don't want to pay Phonewatch or similar, but want to self-monitor via an app. What's my go-to? Too many of the people we've been in touch with are 'just' sales for monitoring services.

                                          Anyone have any experience ordering/setting up something like this https://simplisafe.co.uk/build-my-system ? Or would advise against all of the shite I've espoused above?

                                          I use and recommend these guys. https://smartzone.ie


                                          It gives you an integrated security system ( 24 hr monitored and cameras etc with sensors, break glass sound sensors and motion detection etc. ) heating control and lighting/smart switches system.

                                          It can also be used to keep an eye on elderly relatives via sensors in their home. They have the Irish franchise for alarm.com based systems which are the market leaders in the US in this area and means most hardware on offer in the market is compatible with them and the app is pretty good and you can set up all sorts of smart “rules” for heating and lighting etc. Can have your heating coming on using a geofence and your smartphone. Can setup personalised alarm codes for your cleaner to only have access to your house on a specific day or setup a personalised pin code for your MIL for example.

                                          Physical hardware such as digital locks, electric gate controllers, video doorbells etc. tend to be fully compatible with alarm.com. Also gets a discount with Aviva home insurance and compatible with getting a grant for heating control if your house is eligible. The combined heating and insurance savings more than pays for the monthly security monitoring costs for us.

                                          Looks like I can get 150 for referring you if you’re interested so drop me a pm if you want to consider using them.




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                                            Couldnt think of a way to describe something in class today that was a load of bollox so I said to the lecturer "I cant think of the words but I think that's a load of bollx" then outlined my reasons why. She laughed and agreed with me. College is handy. That was a note home and detention in school.

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                                              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                              Us Dubs don't go into the city centre. Its only for culchie protestors, that's why the signature shop of O'Connell Street is Supermacs.
                                              I had always thought you were from Clare for some reason

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                                                Google nest WiFi, yay or nay?

                                                Have no issue with the listening element of it, just wondering how effective it is really.
                                                I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                  Q: Why did the Chicken cross the road ?

                                                  ANS : To get to the idiots house.


                                                  SPOILER
                                                  KNOCK KNOCK

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                                                    Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                    Google nest WiFi, yay or nay?

                                                    Have no issue with the listening element of it, just wondering how effective it is really.
                                                    It's very good. Been using it for a year and now have WiFi everywhere whereas before the crappy modem and whatever extenders we had couldn't send WiFi into the bedroom. Now it's everywhere.
                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                      Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                      Google nest WiFi, yay or nay?

                                                      Have no issue with the listening element of it, just wondering how effective it is really.
                                                      I was all over it but decided to test TP link powerlines instead.
                                                      Saved me a fortune as they do everything I need.
                                                      People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                        Only caught this because it was on Frankie Boyles show. When I have a drunken accident, going on TV to talk about it would be the last thing I'd consider doing about it.

                                                        “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                          Today's rundown of houses I like, brought to you by not wanting to do anything that Hitch is doing, though still not gone and got approval with avant/ICS.

                                                          https://www.myhome.ie/residential/br...blin-7/4542892 (right beside where I live in town)
                                                          https://www.myhome.ie/residential/br...blin-3/4539215
                                                          https://www.myhome.ie/residential/br...blin-3/4525336

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                                                            Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post
                                                            Today's rundown of houses I like, brought to you by not wanting to do anything that Hitch is doing, though still not gone and got approval with avant/ICS.
                                                            I'd much prefer the 1st one. The absence of a garden would be the only small negative.
                                                            “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                              Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post
                                                              Only caught this because it was on Frankie Boyles show. When I have a drunken accident, going on TV to talk about it would be the last thing I'd consider doing about it.

                                                              They're victims too.
                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                would anyone know a plumber?

                                                                (I need advice on a bathroom)
                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                  Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                                  I'd much prefer the 1st one. The absence of a garden would be the only small negative.
                                                                  That and not as good light, still my fav.

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                                                                    Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                                    I was all over it but decided to test TP link powerlines instead.
                                                                    Saved me a fortune as they do everything I need.
                                                                    Have trouble with those with both Huawei phones in the house.
                                                                    I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                      would anyone know a plumber?

                                                                      (I need advice on a bathroom)
                                                                      I (finally) got a plumber I wanted on the phone yesterday. Booked him to do some work. He'll be out in February. Said he'd swing by to look at it and quote. Before Christmas.

                                                                      Be prepared. You'll want somebody good. The good ones are booked until Spring.

                                                                      If someone's available right now don't go near them.
                                                                      I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                        Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                                        I (finally) got a plumber I wanted on the phone yesterday. Booked him to do some work. He'll be out in February. Said he'd swing by to look at it and quote. Before Christmas.

                                                                        Be prepared. You'll want somebody good. The good ones are booked until Spring.

                                                                        If someone's available right now don't go near them.
                                                                        There are plumbers that do call out? For small jobs, should be grand.

                                                                        I doubt Hitch has done anything as crazy as rip out all his bathroom fittings ().
                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                          There are plumbers that do call out? For small jobs, should be grand.

                                                                          I doubt Hitch has done anything as crazy as rip out all his bathroom fittings ().
                                                                          They won't come near you for small jobs. Emergencies sure, but not jobs that can wait.
                                                                          I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                            Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                            There are plumbers that do call out? For small jobs, should be grand.

                                                                            I doubt Hitch has done anything as crazy as rip out all his bathroom fittings ().
                                                                            I'm not personally doing it. I've hired someone to make these mistakes for me.
                                                                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                              Suppose I better keep the shitter and the sink there, and we can bathe in the local swimming pool
                                                                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                The same is true for most trades. Basically, don't trust someone who puts a leaflet in your door or has an ad out in the local newspaper. Or is available now.

                                                                                The best guys are flat to the mat on referrals. Word of mouth is the single biggest driver of business at the moment due to social media.

                                                                                If you're not getting word of mouth business and need to send out leaflets right now you're not to be hired.
                                                                                I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                  Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post
                                                                                  Today's rundown of houses I like, brought to you by not wanting to do anything that Hitch is doing, though still not gone and got approval with avant/ICS.

                                                                                  https://www.myhome.ie/residential/br...blin-7/4542892 (right beside where I live in town)
                                                                                  https://www.myhome.ie/residential/br...blin-3/4539215
                                                                                  https://www.myhome.ie/residential/br...blin-3/4525336
                                                                                  3 has the advantage of some HHE neighbours near by. Bit of a dead zone in terms of pubs, shops etc.

                                                                                  Although the price is ~150k under what it'll make imo.
                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                    Suppose I better keep the shitter and the sink there, and we can bathe in the local swimming pool
                                                                                    Get an electrician to stick in an electric shower if the old one is banjaxed?
                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                      I can give you this guys number if you wish Hitch. He's a French chap so you might be able to charm him into a quicker turnaround. Don't skip me though
                                                                                      I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post
                                                                                        Today's rundown of houses I like, brought to you by not wanting to do anything that Hitch is doing, though still not gone and got approval with avant/ICS.
                                                                                        #1 looks the best, but I'm guessing #3 probably the best location (by a ways) and not too shabby either.

                                                                                        I'm having a bit of trouble with our planned purchase actually, verbally agreed to buy a new build this day last week, sent on personal and solicitor details to the EA in the afternoon, got an acknowledgment of receipt, and zero since then, despite another email on Monday and a voicemail yesterday morning. No sign of the bank account details to send in our deposit to properly secure the house. Usually that's the first thing an EA sends you, as that's how they get paid! Gonna have to call again and again I guess. Very wary of getting burned for a 2nd time in our long hunt to move.

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                                                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                          3 has the advantage of some HHE neighbours near by. Bit of a dead zone in terms of pubs, shops etc.

                                                                                          Although the price is ~150k under what it'll make imo.
                                                                                          Bidding seems quite random, this place I like has been on there for months and they've put the price down 10k https://www.myhome.ie/residential/br...blin-7/4540771
                                                                                          Meanwhile in middle of nowhere new builds

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                                                                                          A friend just bought one of these new builds for 385k fully furnished, now they are 505k without appliances

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                                                                                          Last edited by Tar.Aldarion; 04-11-21, 13:33.

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                                                                                            Originally posted by ionapaul View Post

                                                                                            #1 looks the best, but I'm guessing #3 probably the best location (by a ways) and not too shabby either.

                                                                                            I'm having a bit of trouble with our planned purchase actually, verbally agreed to buy a new build this day last week, sent on personal and solicitor details to the EA in the afternoon, got an acknowledgment of receipt, and zero since then, despite another email on Monday and a voicemail yesterday morning. No sign of the bank account details to send in our deposit to properly secure the house. Usually that's the first thing an EA sends you, as that's how they get paid! Gonna have to call again and again I guess. Very wary of getting burned for a 2nd time in our long hunt to move.
                                                                                            For most people 3 for sure - other people want kids, I prefer location of 1 as it's 100 metres from my brunch spot, different lifestyles.
                                                                                            I've been hearing quite bad stories of people getting ignored and then been told sorry we have enough interest etc, prices going up and so on, hope you get it sorted.

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                                                                                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                              3 has the advantage of some HHE neighbours near by. Bit of a dead zone in terms of pubs, shops etc.

                                                                                              Although the price is ~150k under what it'll make imo.

                                                                                              Is number 3 really Clontarf? I genuinely don't know but always put that side of the Howth Road as either Fairview or Marino and then Killester when you got further up.

                                                                                              Although, I do remember somebody I knew through work refer to a large section of that area as NOHO (North of the Howth Road) after they bought a house there to make it sound super cool. I never spoke to them again after that

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                                                                                                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                would anyone know a plumber?

                                                                                                (I need advice on a bathroom)
                                                                                                brother is a plumber. PM me if you want
                                                                                                People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                                                                Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
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                                                                                                  Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post


                                                                                                  Is number 3 really Clontarf? I genuinely don't know but always put that side of the Howth Road as either Fairview or Marino and then Killester when you got further up.

                                                                                                  Although, I do remember somebody I knew through work refer to a large section of that area as NOHO (North of the Howth Road) after they bought a house there to make it sound super cool. I never spoke to them again after that
                                                                                                  It's kinda where Clontarf, Marino and Fairview join up. EAs will always say Clontarf obv.
                                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by ionapaul View Post

                                                                                                    #1 looks the best, but I'm guessing #3 probably the best location (by a ways) and not too shabby either.

                                                                                                    I'm having a bit of trouble with our planned purchase actually, verbally agreed to buy a new build this day last week, sent on personal and solicitor details to the EA in the afternoon, got an acknowledgment of receipt, and zero since then, despite another email on Monday and a voicemail yesterday morning. No sign of the bank account details to send in our deposit to properly secure the house. Usually that's the first thing an EA sends you, as that's how they get paid! Gonna have to call again and again I guess. Very wary of getting burned for a 2nd time in our long hunt to move.
                                                                                                    I have a house if you are interested. Just needs a bit of improvement.
                                                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                                                                      brother is a plumber. PM me if you want
                                                                                                      Thanks. I spoke to the electrician there who is going to rewire the 70-year-old wires in the house and he said his plumber mate might do a nixer, so I might take that as a package deal, and not bother new people. Its a great profession to be in at the moment, and probably forever.
                                                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                        It's kinda where Clontarf, Marino and Fairview join up. EAs will always say Clontarf obv.
                                                                                                        Well, it is on the wrong side of the howth road to be clontarf. The connecting street is Marino Avenue which settles the question tbf.
                                                                                                        No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                                                                                                          This is not a request HH but have you ever considered fecking back off to France ? What were your pro n cons .?

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                                                                            This is not a request HH but have you ever considered fecking back off to France ? What were your pro n cons .?
                                                                                                            Shame for post 6000 to be so negative

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                                                                                                              Imagine we have 2 volunteers: Alice and Bob.

                                                                                                              We give them each a fair coin.

                                                                                                              We ask Alice to keep tossing her coin until she sees a Heads immediately followed by a Tails (ie, the pattern HT).

                                                                                                              We ask Bob to keep tossing his coin until he sees two consecutive Heads (ie, the pattern HH).

                                                                                                              The question is: on average, who will take more tosses to get to their "target pattern" -- Alice or Bob?

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by Goodluck2me View Post
                                                                                                                Tickets

                                                                                                                I’ve two spare tickets for the Ireland v Japan rugby match at the weekend, if anyone wants them at FV?

                                                                                                                also seeking 2 tickets for Ireland Portugal football, if anyone knows?
                                                                                                                Bump

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Goodluck2me View Post

                                                                                                                  Shame for post 6000 to be so negative
                                                                                                                  Was a query . I thought I made that clear

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                                                                                                                    Originally posted by Goodluck2me View Post
                                                                                                                    Imagine we have 2 volunteers: Alice and Bob.

                                                                                                                    We give them each a fair coin.

                                                                                                                    We ask Alice to keep tossing her coin until she sees a Heads immediately followed by a Tails (ie, the pattern HT).

                                                                                                                    We ask Bob to keep tossing his coin until he sees two consecutive Heads (ie, the pattern HH).

                                                                                                                    The question is: on average, who will take more tosses to get to their "target pattern" -- Alice or Bob?
                                                                                                                    Without giving any probability stats . I would have thought Alice has the better starting point .

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Goodluck2me View Post
                                                                                                                      Imagine we have 2 volunteers: Alice and Bob.

                                                                                                                      We give them each a fair coin.

                                                                                                                      We ask Alice to keep tossing her coin until she sees a Heads immediately followed by a Tails (ie, the pattern HT).

                                                                                                                      We ask Bob to keep tossing his coin until he sees two consecutive Heads (ie, the pattern HH).

                                                                                                                      The question is: on average, who will take more tosses to get to their "target pattern" -- Alice or Bob?
                                                                                                                      Bob should be marginally quicker I reckon, if he is a competent spinner - as he just has to repeat the previous action once he gets his first H.
                                                                                                                      Alice has a task which veers towards random throwing and will get the HT combination at expected intervals.
                                                                                                                      They'd probably have to run it a few times for Bobs edge to appear, as it's such a tiny edge.

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                                                                                                                        Alice wants it more.

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                                                                                                                          Good evening folks. Hope all is well and y'all been keeping good?

                                                                                                                          Arrived home on Monday morning after my stint over at the WSOP certainly down on numbers in some of the events but that was to be expected but there was a good buzz/vibe around the place which was nice to be part of once again.

                                                                                                                          In other news I'm getting married next week
                                                                                                                          "you raise, i kill you" El Tren :{)

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