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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    Tav wrote: »
    I'm unsure where to go to get my hair cut. I went onto an Irish forum to see if anyone had good recommendations, and the first thread returned for "men's haircut" was "ARE METROSEXUALS GETTING WORSE? YOU DECIDE!!!!"

    What's the worst that could happen? :P

    Elendil wrote: »
    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room
  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Aldo wrote: »
    I'm not sure if it works as sensibly for an intra-company set-up like your insurance company with bodyshops, but what you do is you treat a company like a regular customer. The customer gives you money and you give them what they asked for. If the customer does not give you money you don't give them what they asked for until they fork over the cash.

    That would be tricky. Not least because the full extent of a repair (and thus how much it will cost) often isn't clear at least until the vehicle's been stripped. Then there are frequent fluctuations in parts and consumables prices (like, you will get different prices from factors on consecutive days if it's a high-turnover part). All of which means it is very difficult to fully determine the cost of a job until it's part done and the bodyshop has committed to purchasing the parts. There are a few places (mostly branded dealerships that don't have or choose not to access the kind of credit facilities that full bodyshops use) that will refuse to release a completed vehicle until such time as a job is paid, but they are by far the exception in the industry (the only reason they tend to get accident repair work at all is people who erroneously think "a dealership" will do a better job of a body repair than a proper bodyshop, and they love to illegally make threats about suspension of warranties and such). In general we will refuse to deal with them because they also tend to be disproportionately expensive, take forever over jobs, and often lack certification or specialist technicians.

    We'd also have to have a facility to pay them immediately, as opposed to using the usual bank transfer or bordereaux systems which have a few days delay (faster systems exist but they're more expensive). There's also a bit of a regulatory issue around precisely how tightly integrated the two businesses (though they are ultimately part of the same group of companies) are permitted to be.

  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    Right, we charge our quoted price and have an agreement that higher/lower costs will be paid/refunded after we know the exact price. Probably wouldn't work for you, though.

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Aldo wrote: »
    Right, we charge our quoted price and have an agreement that higher/lower costs will be paid/refunded after we know the exact price. Probably wouldn't work for you, though.

    We have an authorised cost, which is agreed and then modified as the job proceeds. So it's probably a similar system, just that we pay after everything is done. It's a bit of an odd situation, because we're the ones paying, and yet we're doing the chasing. The fact that at some level we're "the same company" probably has something to do with it, because I don't think the bodyshops are dependent on a credit line or similar with strict terms to meet their day-to-day running costs the way other bodyshops are.

  • WinkyWinky Registered User regular
    Oh my God it is like Winky self-esteem weekend.

    All these chicks, man. All these drunk weeaboo chicks.

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  • MyDcmbrMyDcmbr Registered User regular
    Awwwwwwwwww mannnnnnnnn!

    I love drunk weeaboo chicks. :(

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    winky, are you dressed up as ezreal right now

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  • Form of Monkey!Form of Monkey! Registered User regular
    Is that like the nerd equivalent of the chubby chick / confidence booster you have a fun night with after a hiatus?

    I don't get it.

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    winky is cosplaying and macking on anime enthusiasts, mr. monkey

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  • Form of Monkey!Form of Monkey! Registered User regular
    right on, right on

    godspeed, master winky

    best of luck in your endeavors...

  • GooeyGooey Registered User regular
    ME3 early thoughts:
    Spoiler:

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  • WinkyWinky Registered User regular
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    winky, are you dressed up as ezreal right now

    My costume is pretty thoroughly destroyed by now. Pics incoming when I get home tonight.

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    Winky wrote: »
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    winky, are you dressed up as ezreal right now

    My costume is pretty thoroughly destroyed by now. Pics incoming when I get home tonight.
    what

    what happened

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  • WinkyWinky Registered User regular
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    Winky wrote: »
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    winky, are you dressed up as ezreal right now

    My costume is pretty thoroughly destroyed by now. Pics incoming when I get home tonight.
    what

    what happened

    lost pieces, props get crumpled, etc etc

    mjoa2p.jpg
  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    Winky wrote: »
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    Winky wrote: »
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    winky, are you dressed up as ezreal right now

    My costume is pretty thoroughly destroyed by now. Pics incoming when I get home tonight.
    what

    what happened

    lost pieces, props get crumpled, etc etc

    weeaboos try to tear you apart etc etc

    @nealcm @faynor
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  • TavTav Registered User regular
    apparently there's a really nice place in town along my bus route that does relatively cheap haircuts, I'll go there tomorrow when its open!

  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
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    edited April 2012
  • ronyaronya Arrrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    love how it never let go of the ball

  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    Variable wrote: »
    I don't usually like the cat photos but that's a great one cass

    slept for 2 hours, woke up for no reason. but I'm gonna blame it on seeing the play at my old high school tonight. always makes me emotional in lots of different ways.
    @Variable you are dead to me.

  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    I have too much anxiety to play with people on ME3. I think Quid thinks I'm nuts!
    boo! it's guaranteed 100% good times for the whole family. also, you should friend me with your brobox ID if you have one.

    I will! I'm not on there much an I only got Live to multiplayer to raise my readiness and I don't know if I'll keep it!

    I just have weird social anxiety that flares up and I panicked and didn't want to make an ass of myself. Yay, irrationality!
    Rad? If the PA community can handle playing with @Thanatos we're really probably up for just about anything.

    ( I wuv you, Than. Also be on tomorrow. Daddy needs him some Gold action)
    @HappylilElf I'm in Cali. Should be home before too late, though SMNC has been my newest obsession.

  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    quid, welcome to the jungle sucks
    @Nerdgasmic You, too, are dead to me.

  • ronyaronya Arrrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    hmm

    argentina - declining unemployment, high inflation, having problems restricting capital flight

    something in this tells me "accelerating inflation"

    if they do the next likely thing and start imposing across-the-board price controls instead of subsidies, then trouble will really start

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    wow, royal tennenbaum is a real racist jerk

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  • ronyaronya Arrrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    Broadly popular social policies, like keeping energy prices low, have pleased Mrs. Kirchner’s constituents. But they come with costs, as reflected in Argentina’s yawning energy imports and the nationalization of YPF.

    Galloping inflation is yet another cost, and price increases are absorbed largely by people without the means to try slipping packages of dollars past the dogs at the ferry terminal.

    Ramona González, 43, a maid who lives in Florencio Varela, a city on the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires, said she was well aware of the state takeover of YPF. “What is Argentine should be Argentine.”

    But she has other concerns. “Inflation is what is worrying me the most, not YPF,” she said.

    heh. Bonus points if you can identify how the nationalization and inflation are linked.

  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    MyDcmbr wrote: »
    Awwwwwwwwww mannnnnnnnn!

    I love drunk weeaboo chicks. :(

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    I don't like you.

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Variable wrote: »
    I don't usually like the cat photos but that's a great one cass

    slept for 2 hours, woke up for no reason. but I'm gonna blame it on seeing the play at my old high school tonight. always makes me emotional in lots of different ways.
    @Variable you are dead to me.

    it's a great photo! what can I say


    also I'd love to see a cat react like that dog. with love and affection.

    I don't like cats, it's nothing personal.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Variable wrote: »
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Variable wrote: »
    I don't usually like the cat photos but that's a great one cass

    slept for 2 hours, woke up for no reason. but I'm gonna blame it on seeing the play at my old high school tonight. always makes me emotional in lots of different ways.
    @Variable you are dead to me.

    it's a great photo! what can I say


    also I'd love to see a cat react like that dog. with love and affection.

    I don't like cats, it's nothing personal.

    I'd show you a cat full of love and affection, but I'm afraid my cat passed away a couple of years ago.

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  • KageraKagera Registered User regular
    Variable wrote: »
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Variable wrote: »
    I don't usually like the cat photos but that's a great one cass

    slept for 2 hours, woke up for no reason. but I'm gonna blame it on seeing the play at my old high school tonight. always makes me emotional in lots of different ways.
    @Variable you are dead to me.

    it's a great photo! what can I say


    also I'd love to see a cat react like that dog. with love and affection.

    I don't like cats, it's nothing personal.

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    “Wrong. This is Texas. And my opinion is the only one that counts."
  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    I must have Planetside 2!

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    tyrannus wrote: »
    I must have Planetside 2!

    It should be damn sexy.

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    God fucking damn it I'm getting sick.

    People will die.

  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    Also should I buy this?

    I want it.

  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    God fucking damn it I'm getting sick.

    People will die.

    Saltines, chicken noodle soup, breathe in lots of steam.

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    I want to play gw2 but I do not have the video card for it

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  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    tyrannus wrote: »
    I must have Planetside 2!

    It should be damn sexy.

    it looks sexy as hell. it's one of the only MMOs i am even remotely interested in

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    Variable wrote: »
    I'm talking about towards a human kag

    if there's a cat that would greet it's owner like that dog did, awesome. but I've known a fair number of cats and none have behaved that way. Every dog I've known has.

    I don't hate cats by any means I just don't like them as much as dogs at all. I don't have either, though.
    which dog

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    I'm talking about towards a human kag

    if there's a cat that would greet it's owner like that dog did, awesome. but I've known a fair number of cats and none have behaved that way. Every dog I've known has.

    I don't hate cats by any means I just don't like them as much as dogs at all. I don't have either, though.

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    emnmnme wrote: »
    God fucking damn it I'm getting sick.

    People will die.

    Saltines, chicken noodle soup, breathe in lots of steam.

    Nose is fine, but I'm developing a cough. This does not bode well.

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