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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 7:45 pm

Wd40 wrote:
Brah wrote:Which one did you go with? Was it easy to set up? How much did it cost?


I went with Hotspot Shield. I just installed the 7 day trial. I have no idea what the cost is and I dont think I am going to pay for it. I will use it until the trial lasts and then see if there is a way to reset the trial period ;)

The installation is very simple. At the end of it you need to provide an email address to begin your trial.


Just to update; the trial period got over, now there are 2 options.
1)Continue to use it for free but there will be some ads
2)Pay and go ad free.

I have chosen option 1 8-)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:24 pm

Doesn't surprise me.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 2:30 pm

Wd40 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:
Brah wrote:Which one did you go with? Was it easy to set up? How much did it cost?


I went with Hotspot Shield. I just installed the 7 day trial. I have no idea what the cost is and I dont think I am going to pay for it. I will use it until the trial lasts and then see if there is a way to reset the trial period ;)

The installation is very simple. At the end of it you need to provide an email address to begin your trial.


Just to update; the trial period got over, now there are 2 options.
1)Continue to use it for free but there will be some ads
2)Pay and go ad free.

I have chosen option 1 8-)


You may regret that one day if their ad network gets compromised and infects you with malware or a banking trojan. :P

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 2:37 pm

people who don't move inside buses deserve to be shot in the ass. they just stand there with their cellphones and refuse to budge despite more space at the back of the bus.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 5:43 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:people who don't move inside buses deserve to be shot in the ass. they just stand there with their cellphones and refuse to budge despite more space at the back of the bus.

^^^ +1

In that situation I would just say, in a kind of loud / deliberately over courteous tone, "Excuse me! Please can you move inside the bus so that we can get on? Thank you very much!" Usually does the trick, and I'm sure that those affected have a few choice thoughts about the bolshy ang mo; but as the saying goes, I'm like - does my face look bovvered? :cool:
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Postby morenangpinay » Sun, 17 Feb 2013 2:24 pm

i hate it when im walking on a pedestrian lane and i cant cross because someone parked their car and blocked the way.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sun, 17 Feb 2013 5:36 pm

Of late I am pissed because it's been raining like crazy and when you try to walk through covered walkways in front of shops or corridors only to find that they are obstructed by the shops who use them for storing stuff or put up tables, hindering free movement.

I guess I am to blame to not carrying an umbrella around everywhere. :(
I am not used to this habit of having an umbrella with me all the time.

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Postby iamsen » Sun, 17 Feb 2013 11:16 pm

Was walking along the sheltered walkway opposite peninsular plaza towards the station, and kept hearing some guy shouting 'HAH!', like in those martial arts movies? I prefer to ignore the crazies so I just kept going as usual. It was fairly packed since it was raining.

Nearing the bustop, the crowd opened up and here comes the martial arts master, astride his bicycle, tailgating hapless little ladies, using his Qi to force them out of this way.

I should've just jammed my umbrella into his wheels.

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Postby uscate » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 8:11 am

This isn't a "hate" thing, but can someone please explain why all the ACRONYMS here? Unbelievable!! :???:

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 9:28 am

uscate wrote:This isn't a "hate" thing, but can someone please explain why all the ACRONYMS here? Unbelievable!! :???:


Pronunciation isn't exactly their forte.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:31 pm

uscate wrote:This isn't a "hate" thing, but can someone please explain why all the ACRONYMS here? Unbelievable!! :???:


bcuz ppl here type evrythng like txt msg. i thnk they suspct it is OK.

^- I receive emails and IMs at work from colleagues significantly older than me (and I'm not that young) like this.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:42 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
uscate wrote:This isn't a "hate" thing, but can someone please explain why all the ACRONYMS here? Unbelievable!! :???:


bcuz ppl here type evrythng like txt msg. i thnk they suspct it is OK.

^- I receive emails and IMs at work from colleagues significantly older than me (and I'm not that young) like this.

They just dun understand when it's not appropriate, du they? :x
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Postby Brah » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 3:43 pm

iamsen wrote:Was walking along the sheltered walkway opposite peninsular plaza towards the station, and kept hearing some guy shouting 'HAH!', like in those martial arts movies? I prefer to ignore the crazies so I just kept going as usual. It was fairly packed since it was raining.

Nearing the bustop, the crowd opened up and here comes the martial arts master, astride his bicycle, tailgating hapless little ladies, using his Qi to force them out of this way.

I should've just jammed my umbrella into his wheels.

Probably too cheap to buy himself one of those overused bicycle ringers.

And yes, you probably should have. Some cyclists act like they own the road and come up behind people too fast for them to know they are there or where to move.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 3:51 pm

Brah wrote:
iamsen wrote:Was walking along the sheltered walkway opposite peninsular plaza towards the station, and kept hearing some guy shouting 'HAH!', like in those martial arts movies? I prefer to ignore the crazies so I just kept going as usual. It was fairly packed since it was raining.

Nearing the bustop, the crowd opened up and here comes the martial arts master, astride his bicycle, tailgating hapless little ladies, using his Qi to force them out of this way.

I should've just jammed my umbrella into his wheels.

Probably too cheap to buy himself one of those overused bicycle ringers.

And yes, you probably should have. Some cyclists act like they own the road and come up behind people too fast for them to know they are there or where to move.


Some of them even use squeaky brakes instead of ringers! Imagine that many short screeching noises they make when they speed up and then intentionally brakes abruptly behind people to let them know they are coming.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 7:42 pm

Brah wrote:And yes, you probably should have. Some cyclists act like they own the road and come up behind people too fast for them to know they are there or where to move.


The cyclists that really piss me off are the (mostly) caucasian Lance Armstrong wannabes (ok, at least they were last year) that ride their road bikes two or three wide on East Coast Service Road, and aggressively swing out when a car attempts to pass. I'm cool with the "1.5 meter of space" campaign, and used to be a full-time now part time cyclist myself, but don't be dicks and ride next to each other.


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