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  1. JosephManderley

    Cold cures

    It's that time of year when those of us in the northern hemisphere get coughs and sneezes etc... So what's your go-to remedy? My wife always makes me a syrup from raw onion and sugar that seems to soothe a cough. I'm trying something new right now. Sugar-laden tea with a dash of home brewed alcohol made from peaches that a student gave me for Christmas. What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger....
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    Happy Birthday, Wade Steel

    Happy Birthday!
  3. JosephManderley

    Life update

    Hi everyone. I've not posted on here for a while, so thought I'd post something to let you know I'm still alive.... As you may or may not remember, I moved house and changed jobs at the end of the summer and I dropped off the radar a bit at that point. Well - things were a clusterfuck of epic proportions. My "great" new job turned out to be a scam. I signed a contract to get paid a set rate per lesson taught - but when my first payday rolled around, I got less than half of what I expected -and told my contract was "in error". I tried to keep working there and resolve the situation - but the following payday was the final straw - I was expecting to get paid around 4000 Polish Zloty, and I got.... 299. I quit the next day, and I'm currently taking legal action to try to get what I'm owed. What made it so bad, was that I'd had a rough summer - and this job was supposed to be the solution to everything. Instead it just fucked me even more. Luckily I got another job within a week of quitting, but now I live in the middle of nowhere in a place we can't really afford, and its a bastard commute to work! I'm totally broke because of all the fuckery by my previous employer, although at least I can see light at the end of the tunnel now I have a job that actually pays what I am supposed to get. 2-3 months from now I will be back on my feet. (I seem to have been saying that since last spring!) My wife's health is still poor, and she's struggling with anxiety and depression on top of everything else now because of the stress of what's happened. I've been depressed myself. I don't really play any games at the moment (even Stardew!), life is just work, sleep, repeat. Anyway - I am still alive, and I lurk here from time to time. If (when?) things get better and I start gaming again, I guess I'll post more as I have something to say. Happy New Year D1Pers!
  4. Supposing they went the opposite way? Get rid of the portable aspect, so no need for screen, battery, dock etc. Just make a small console to plug into the TV for under $150?
  5. This. Unless it has a much better screen, or some games exclusively on it like the new 3DS, I doubt I'll upgrade initially.
  6. JosephManderley

    Football Premier League 2018/19

    Goodbye Jose? https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/jose-mourinho-set-sacked-weekend-13370135
  7. Brexit insanity is increasing by the day. Hope normal service is restored shortly, and the whole thing is stopped.
  8. JosephManderley

    Football Premier League 2018/19

    West Ham have caught fire recently, beating Everton, scoring 8 in the Micky Mouse Cup, then today's win. Both my Grandfathers were West Ham fans. They will be smiling in heaven tonight.
  9. JosephManderley

    Starting a 'Teaching English as a Foreign Language' course

    When you are finished, if you want to travel and put those skills to use, let me know. I work as an English teacher here in Poland, and I have contacts in other places as well. Good luck with the course.
  10. JosephManderley

    Nintendo Could Nintendo be working on an N64 classic?

    Interesting. I remember a friend of mine getting a N64, and I was really impressed by Wave Race when I saw it.
  11. https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-penis-looks-like-toad-from-mario-kart-says-stormy-daniels
  12. Again, this aspect didn't register when I was reading before. To be honest, a backup that doesn't last beyond the subscription period, is almost worthless.
  13. Ah, I must admit I skipped over that aspect when I was reading and focused on the NES game part. Yes, you are right. I would hope Nintendo would guarantee to keep cloud saves for a minimum fixed period even after a subscription expires.
  14. I don't get the issue? If you are paying for online, I would assume that you would go online once a week? Even if you are on a trip, how hard is it to tether to your phone, or find a WiFi hot-spot once in 7 days?
  15. JosephManderley

    Nintendo Nintendo Direct 9.13.2018 (3PM PT/ 6PM ET)

    The autumn directs have been better than Nintendo's E3 spotlights since the Switch came out. I have never played a Luigi's mansion before, and I can't say it's something that immediately appeals to me. Civ, Animal Crossing and Town all got my attention though. 2019 is looking great.