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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Leehaa, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    So any of you British folks WFH today due to the weather, or are you all tougher than that? :p

    Can't believe how empty the carpark is at my work - prob about 75% of cars missing compared to a normal Thursday :rolleyes:
     
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  2. zimbo
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    i got no transport problems!

    First time i seen snow... stayed up till 4am when it started... watched it fall.. woke up this morning.. uni shut for the day so the whole res is out in the park... LOVING IT! :oops: :oops:

    How often does it snow in london? :biggrin
     
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  3. Headache

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    Didn't last though. The rain's washed it all away, at least here in Bristol. :(
     
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    noting like that here! :D
     
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    apparently, and correct me if im wrong here, but yesterday in London, a bit of a sunny day, bit nippy though, with a forecast of snow thursday and friday, certain schools were announcing that they would be closed because of the snow. BEFORE A FLAKE OF SNOW WAS SEEN.

    You'd never get away with that in Scotland. Here, you'd spent all morning getting ready listening to the radio to hear if your school MIGHT be closed, and that was after any amount of snowfall.

    In london, a little snow grinds the area to a halt, up here in scotland we just bloody get on with it. I love it, things ground to a halt in england after 9cm of snow fell in SOME areas (most appeared to be about 3cm). 3cm??????? you can still see the pavement through 3cm of snow. what a joke.
     
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  6. Raffaz

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    Got none here, im gutted
     
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  7. Headache

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    @Fergal1982

    I remember when I used to live in London and there was heavy snowfall one time back in the 90s, the whole underground system practically packed it in. Mind you, it doesn't take much to put the underground out of action. My local station (Neasden) used to be closed every other weekend for no tangible reason. And whenever that happened you had to take several rail replacement buses to get to somewhere where you could continue your journey. Total nightmare.
     
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  8. Leehaa

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    It is silly - though I don't blame people for not coming to work over here as no-one prepared the roads and so this morning there was one huge line of traffic that was trundling along at about 30mph in 4th gear and slipping and sliding whenever some one in the distance breaked, but we do have a fair bit more than 3cm!


    Still beautiful here in Cranfield - thick white landscape as far as the eye can see!!
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    OH MY GOD IT'S GLOBAL COOLING! EVERYONE RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!! :ohmy
     
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  10. Phoenix
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    I actually didnt work from home today, i did most of last week and the weather was good
    a few trains were cancelled but no major hassles getting to work
    i think you all ready too much into the pathetic media sensasionalism this country spits out, most of us went to work/school/whatever, its just a bit of bloody snow!
    its been snowing all day here! :)
     
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  11. AJ

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    Had 3-4 inches in Northampton and I got up and drove 30 miles to work. Still here till 7 but the roads are now OK
     
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  12. twizzle

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    OK so it snowed when i left for work. Quite hard too, but i still made it in, all 36 miles. Thought i'd get to go home early but it cleared up, now its all just sludge.

    What gets me is that people who live closer to work didnt get in. I reckon they saw the first flake and phoned in saying they were snowed in!!! Bah some people just look for an excuse to have a day off. And it was busy too, had to do a dial in to Japan and a few configs etc!
     
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  13. Mr.Cheeks

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    ... but where to??? Its global!
     
  14. Baba O'Riley

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    We had a bit here in south Wales but I drove to work in Bristol today and it seems they had more here. My colleague wrote his car off on the drive from Weston-Super-Mare this morning. He's alright though.:D
     
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  15. BosonMichael
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    HOLY CRAP!!! :ohmy

    I'd suggest that we all go home and turn on our heaters, but then we'd be screwed by global warming rather than global cooling! SOMEONE SAVE US!!!! :cry:
     
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    The Moon? :D
     
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  17. BosonMichael
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    It'd only be a matter of time before someone starts complaining about the perils of lunar warming. :rolleyes:
     
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  18. Jakamoko
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    The cheese would go off !!


    Glasgow and Ayrshire absoultely crystal clear all day - had customers in London calling in saying the place had ground to a halt, and moaning about how soft they have become !!
     
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  19. Leehaa

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    Eh?!? ...Mmmentally, or physically? :eek:
     
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  20. Jakamoko
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    LMAO !! I didn't ask :biggrin
     
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