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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
Date: 11.38 pm, Tuesday 7th October, 2003
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I've had a dip in the hot tub and feel a lot better for it. I'm back in london for 6.30 tomorrow and everything is a lot more positive. I've actually been able to talk to my mum about the move rationally and without throwing up.

We've been out and bought a new telly for the kitchen today. Conveniently while I'm home to set it up. I've now been commissioned to find a good digibox for them. Woohoo.

BTW, I'm trying to write a H2G2 entry. First draft follows. Comments welcome.

Pub Collonisation Coefficient

(No units, real number between 0 and 1)

The collonisation level of a pub, bar, club or restaurant (that is to say, how much you and your party have made it 'your home') can be measured in the following way:

X / Y = (PCC)


X is the number of members of your party you meet on a particular trip to the toilet (including entering and exiting the facilities)

Y is the total number of people met in that same trip

Also Y > 2 for the sake of good statistical technique. Error levels at Y < 2 are very high.


I leave my table at the Large White Duck Pub to urinate. As I walk in to the gents, I hold the door open for Wade who is returning to my collegues. At the urinals to my left is Gareth, another member of my party and to my right is a large elderly gentleman who appears to still be carrying his pint. As I wash my hands a bearded man enters a cubicle and as I leave, the door is held open by Rick, another friend. Thus X = 3, Y = 5 and so PCC = 3/5 = 0.6. Anything over 0.5 can be said to be a "controlling interest".

Dave, any thoughts to make this look scientific?
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Apathys Last Kiss
User: turpentinekissx
Date: 5.09 pm, Tuesday 7th October, 2003 (UTC)
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I know a lot about digital services (and broadband internet if you ever need advice)

NTL seems to give a lot of benefits and everything is set out to make it seem a lot cheaper than sky BUT the prices do continually go up.
Also with NTL you pay for a telephone line included in the price which you may not need.

At the momment if you break the prices for the monthly service down, sky and NTL are even.

Advantages to NTL are:
free digi box and no installation fee (may charge you £25 in Cov as the CS reps don't seem as flexable as Notts)
The box belongs to NTL always and so if it breaks down at any time its up to them to fix it.
they will have to dig up a part of your drive if you don't already have services with them.

Advantages to sky:
No digging up
Better interactive menus and service
slightly (only slightly) larger range of channels
You don't have to pay for a 2nd telephone line.

big disadvantage is after the 1st year with Sky if anything goes wrong with your box you have to pay for repair.

If you can get a good instalation/box offer with sky, your best bet (for the time being) is them.

Although for broadband NTL knock spots off everyone!
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Apathys Last Kiss
User: turpentinekissx
Date: 5.12 pm, Tuesday 7th October, 2003 (UTC)
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freeview is evil

avoid at all costs....

.... my internet connection is currently running on 2.3 megabits per second!

speed makes me happy!

oh and I joined the gliding society and live action role play today!

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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
User: weaselspoon
Date: 1.34 am, Wednesday 8th October, 2003 (UTC)
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Actually they just want a freeview digibox. Hence me saying digibox rather than cable connection. If we were getting sky we'd have got it years ago. Why pay a monthly bill for broadband that is more than would get used here and 100+ channels they'll never watch? They just want BBC4 really.
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Apathys Last Kiss
User: turpentinekissx
Date: 5.15 pm, Tuesday 7th October, 2003 (UTC)
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I live with a girl who looks like claire (alex's claire)who loves maths.

I think your all weird!
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