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Cresta Fiesta

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  1. So the son introduced the Mother to legal highs? Is that the case? As you say there does seem to be a mild parenting issue when your 15 year old comes home and convinces you to shovel shit loads of plant food down your gullet. What a fuckwitt. This is my point of course. What's the problem here - the substance itself, or the people involved in the example given? Alcohol can be utterly ruinous and entirely destructive, and yet most folks manage to enjoy 'a drink or two' now and then without flushing their lives down the toilet - who's suggesting 'the problem drinker' issue gets fixed with prohibition? (It worked really well when the USA tried it.......) Call me old-fashioned, but if my child came back to the house talking about new designer drugs and how euphoric it was making them feel, I'd sit them down on the sofa and talk things through. I wouldn't, for example, go on a bender with it (and my child) until my body erupted into some kind of Exorcist-esque sores and my face dissolved into candle wax - or whatever hysterical fucking nonsense it was that IOM Tosspapers saw fit to publish. The most depressing (and brilliant) thing about Brass Eye is that it's turned out to be almost entirely true. (And not just on drugs either, check out the entire series, pretty cheap on DVD these days.)
  2. 'My son told me about a new designer drug doing the rounds,' she said. 'He said it made him feel euphoric, full of energy and empathy — it sounded like a ball. He said it was perfectly legal so I thought great, why not give it a try, it can't be that harmful.' Let's play 'spot the parenting problem' as opposed to 'let's make a chemical compound illegal' game........ Regular usage causes rashes and open sores. And how does that happen, exactly? Utterly shambolic reporting on the part of IOM Shitpapers. All that said, WATCH OUT FOR THE WEREWOLVES! (Hint - don't go three days without sleep, you fucking muppet.)
  3. Isle of Man Newspapers, yesterday. It's a fuckin' disgrace!
  4. A Double Sausage & Egg McMuffin meal with a large coffee offers kick-ass hangover relief - and yes, Maccy D's coffee is always very pleasant.
  5. Our regular 'lunch club' has eaten there once and whilst it's still on the list it didn't amaze us. Prices on the daytime menu are reasonable (only a couple of quid more than a pub meal) but the choice was very limited and the food, whilst above average-ish, wasn't overly impressive either. The burgers need jazzing up with something (even a basic relish), the 'tumbleweed onions' on the steak sandwich just tasted burnt and dry, and the all day breakfast was, as one of my chums remarked, 'just about cooked' (he wasn't far off sending the sausages back). TBH if it weren't for the superb games room downstairs, we'd be in no particular hurry to go back. (The games room is, however, fantastic, although there was NO PINBALL when we went.) The place itself is very well done out, and the staff were excellent, we'll certainly be going back in due course, but it's not on the 'take the missus there in the evening' list yet.
  6. I hate Tesco, the whole place just exudes evil, which is hardly surprising as it's part of a thoroughly despicable company. I'm surprised they were allowed to set up shop here in the first place. I refuse point blank to shop there on principle, and even though Shoprite is a bit pants in some regards, we do all our shopping there, and it doesn't make me want to turn suicide bomber every time I go in. Also the Waitrose 'touch of horseradish' crisps are very nice.
  7. Vista SP2 is fine, a lot of complaints about Vista are down to people running it on low-end machines. Less than 1GB of RAM and/or a single core processor - don't bother. Mrs Fiesta is entitled to a free W7 disc for her laptop, but Vista on there runs fine so we'll just leave it. It also doesn't help that manufacturers pre-load their machines with an amazing amount of crapware, which bogs down the OS before you even have a chance to use it. W7 is better than Vista, but they're largely the same under the hood, truth be told.
  8. It depends if you get GOOD CHEF or EVIL CHEF. It's a lottery from the one in Ramsey on that basis as well. I had a Pathia from there a couple of weeks ago that was absolutely heavenly, the last one I'd had before that was pukey. It's really quite frustrating.
  9. It's their recent firmwares that cause the problems in my experience.
  10. Yeah, all our machines are manual IP's. That's weird it's working ok for you, we've had 2 new routers and port forwarding hasn't worked on either. It's not anything we are doing wrong because we put our pre-upgrade router back in with exactly the same port forwarding settings as the new ones and it works fine. I'll check the firmware versions, but it hasn't worked with the pre-loaded MT version, or the latest upgrade as of a couple of weeks ago. Bet you it's a Netgear issue. Their recent firmwares have been crap.
  11. I had the same problem and two 'experts' sorted it for me. Except they didn't. In the end I'm borrowing someone elses old router. Works ok now. When I can be arsed, I'll change back to the old original router - not netgear. This is what I'm saying man, it's a Netgear issue. You can fudge it with statics but even then it can go wonky when DHCP leases in the same range expire. I was a big Netgear fan for years but their recent firmwares have been shit, and their newest Rangemax or whatever they're called routers are shit from a hardware perspective too.
  12. I'm pretty sure it's a Netgear issue, specifically a bug that was introduced in a recent version of their firmware, across (as fas as I can tell) most of their product range. Assigning fixed IPs will work (but you'll have to do it on the clients and the router - one or the other won't fix it with 100% consistency). Alternatively you could switch brands, I went to Belkin (after years with Netgear) and I haven't had a hiccup with IP addressing across my entire network since I made the switch. (This is on a network with nearly 15 clients, including wireless and wired, Vista, XP, Win7, 360s, XBox, NAS, wireless printer etc.) I've also heard reports of exactly the same problems with regards to DHCP on other networks, the common thread is always a Netgear router.
  13. So who did it get contracted out to then? I thought it was still dealt with in-house, the traffic wardens themselves appear to be the same faces?
  14. Any verified pinball sightings yet? Let's stick to the important stuff.
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