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  1. mbx

    TT2018 - entertainment, tents and that

    If the weather had been bad like previous years, how many punters would have stood outside at the Villa and how many would have been in the dry at the bottleneck carpark ? Many different variables have played here, but the punters have won in the end. The HR site was originally designed completely differently to the tent that was put there but there was mis-communication in the planning department and Health & Safety so the plan was stalled until rescued at the eleventh hour. It was then too late to do the original plan so they had to go to a backup. In the meantime the brewery looked at the HR plans and nicked it to create their new format at the grandstand .....
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    TT2018 - entertainment, tents and that

    Perhaps they have a different date on their contract ? Maybe they don't have to be out for a few days ?
  3. mbx

    Red Arrows 2018

    I'm only going by what Google told me....... How to get the Red Arrows to your event
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    Red Arrows 2018

    Regarding the cost of the display to the requester (ie the IOM Government), a figure of around £9000 is the current asking price. The team can receive upwards of 400 requests a year for a display and are only able to do around a quarter of them due to time constraints
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    TT2018 - entertainment, tents and that

    ..and whilst it was all tied up in planning H&B looked at the plans that HR submitted, thought "Ooohh, those containers look like a good idea" and submitted a reduced idea for the Grandstand. Now, if HR want to do their original idea next year people are just going to assume that they're copying H&B !
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    TT2018 - entertainment, tents and that

    Actually not true down at HR. 4 out of the top 5 (including one's wife) are putting in 12 to 14 hour days down at the tent doing everything from moving rubbish bins to sweeping up and restocking the bars
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    TT 2018

    1st counter-clockwise return that I remember was after David Jeffries' accident in 2003. I was at the QB with family and it was eerie to watch a slow procession of bikes going back to the Grandstand up Quarterbridge Road....
  8. In this day and age unless you're really ham-fisted , break things inside and force connectors into places that they don't belong then manufacturers allow customers to go inside laptops as it's cheaper than having an engineer do a repair. Dell ,for example, have asked little old ladies to go and find a suitable small screwdriver and remove the base plastics from a laptop to check hard disk connectors and reseat DIMMs (true story that happened locally). If you think you can do it yourself then just do so. Just make sure you have the correct size screwdrivers and understand how the different types of connector inside work. (some are easy to break when you think they should pull away from the connector when a flap actually lifts up, etc,etc
  9. mbx

    Private Jet For Sale

    Your right about the reg... it was registered in Austria to Laudamotion on 27/4/17...
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    Private Jet For Sale

    If it was registered in the IOM why has it got a "G" reg, not an "M" ?
  11. mbx

    formula 1 2017

    Apparently he's made $400,000,000 from that phrase !!! Surely that's not right (info from BBC podcast)
  12. There should be a sticker on the underneath which has a windows licence key written on it and a version of the operating system. Which OS does it mention
  13. I buy EE 4G sims in Tesco when across. In August they were selling sims for £1 that had 1Gb of data on. You could just keep buying those instead of topping them up
  14. mbx

    New chippy in Onchan Precinct

    Went for a sit down meal in Fryers on Tuesday evening and was very happy with the quality of food and the service. There were 5 adults and 2 kids. All our meals were piping hot, freshly made to order. My wife had scampi and actually said she would have been happy with a portion half the size that she was given. I had battered haggis which was very nice. Others had fish or fish bites and there were no complaints. As it was my daughter's birthday we took a cake and candles along with us, checked with the staff that it was OK to have after the meal and they even brought extra plates and serviettes for us. All in all, very good. We shall be back for more of your fare.
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    Living hope church again - teaching the kids

    You're making Living Hope sound a bit like this