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Tw1tch

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About Tw1tch

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  • Birthday 02/15/1991

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  • Airsofter since
    2011 (Properly)
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    "Oops"
  • Country
    United Kingdom

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    St Neots, Cambridgeshire
  • Interests
    Airsoft, camping, reading, video games, tabletop gaming, rock climbing

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  1. Tw1tch

    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Not heard of that before, I can't eat fish (purely psychological but I have an awful aversion to it). The fajita flavoured chicken jerky I grabbed one time was delicious.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Just ordered a bunch of Biltong, original, Peri Peri and a Carolina Reaper flavour. I'm not a massive red meat eater but I've been looking at jerky and biltong but only tried the mass produced supermarket stuff as opposed to smaller, batch done. Here's hoping they're tasty (perfect hiking food).
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    The Computer Question Thread

    Just been looking at the 5, seems like it'll kick my old Phenom's butt. Are there any mobo brands to steer clear of? Fairly sure my current one is a MSI.
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    The Computer Question Thread

    I'm gonna build a new PC as my desktop is approx ten years old and in a crappy beat up case. Snagged a Corsair 750D case to start. Probably only going to focus on retrieving my PSU (Pretty sure it's a 750W corsair modular model) from my old box. Definitely want new Mobo, CPU and RAM. Also time to get an SSD for core files. So should I go AMD or Intel? My old desktop was AMD and I was pretty happy with it. Not after anything world changing, something for image processing, maybe some gaming and watching some TV on.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I'm currently sober until my Genetics appointment at the end of the month where I guess I finally take the next step on working out if the cysts the doctor saw were worth not drinking over again. My dad has polycystic kidney disease, has cut out alcohol and caffeine, if I've got PKD the doctor will recommend the same, I could lose the alcohol, (begrudgingly, not a big drinker but do enjoy scotch, mead and ales) but I think the caffeine might have to be a compromise.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    The criticism came during post incident review of the CCTV (to cover us on logging the accident and incident). It was quite light hearted, I think more poking fun at me just standing there for a moment after the guy fell before moving to assist. And thanks on the SAR, no mountains in Cambridgeshire either so it's lowland but still fairly busy (60+ incidents last year) and it's volunteer (pretty sure all UKSAR is barring when they bring in helos which tend to be forces) so I'll still be doing my job, just wanted to give back and do something fulfilling. And you're right on the talking thing, I think that's one of the reasons I didn't do anything for so long. I was worried about whether I'd be able to deal with the very real possibility of finding someone I couldn't help without it breaking me but I reckon I can. Better to try and bring them home than not right? Talking is good, I'm not great at that in person which is why I can't quite a lot on here, to others it may just be words but it's a release and helps me feel better.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Definitely, I still remember my "DR ABC" from my old first aid course. Always assess and respond appropriately. Big thing recently is water rescue, the water can be incredibly cold even if air temp is pleasant and that could send you into shock, costing you your life. Unless you're a qualified rescue swimmer you should never try to assist by jumping in yourself. As to whether or not I would, I couldn't say until I'd been in the situation as my drive to help others is pretty damn high. I've had people criticise my response at work before when I took a couple of seconds to analyse a situation before coming to assist a customer. They'd fallen over into one of our plastic potted plants (he randomly came over faint and blacked out, he was fine in the end and wrote us a letter. Think it was dehydration as it was that insane summer we just had.) but I wasn't sure and something was clearly wrong, was it a slip/trip hazard, was he drunk, on drugs, of unsound mind, if he was agitated and startled could he cause me harm? Assessment took literally seconds but I was covering my own safety as well as the safety of others.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Best defence against a knife attack is running. It was also the first rule I was taught in my Kung Fu classes, if you can escape conflict, do it. However, what Stunt says also applies. I'm not really a runner but I can tab all day which I hope helps me in my SAR selection day in just over 8 weeks time. But in that circumstance I have to be prepared to move towards danger, which I'm happy saying I'll do but until in the situation who knows?
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Merry Christmas/Close enough to Winter Solstice to convince pagans that Christianity is cool. Hope you can all be with your loved ones (unfortunately I can't this year so spending it feeding the homeless). To those that can't, due to distance, deployments or work commitments you are in my thoughts. And to absent friends, Skål!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Ah yes, Mad Friday. Apparently an excuse for people to be absolute *Ubarflock* to hospitality/retail staff because "It's Christmas!" I hate working this time of year because of all the "Tinsel Twats".
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Was clearly a drone being flown by guvmint to distract us from Brexit Ballsup
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    So our wonderful Audit department has decided it's going to hold our roughly quarterly audit this coming Friday and Tuesday. Not sure how we got this information as it's meant to be unannounced. We are definitely in the Christmas build up so don't need an auditor on site for two days to count both wet and food stock, the holding levels of which are going to be high (probably looking at 50K wet stock alone, cost price), check our people standards, compliance and generally get in the way. Add in to that Fridays are one of our busiest breakfast services so even taking away a single member of staff to assist an auditor count (and heaven forbid our deliveries turn up mid count as they get dropped in the middle of the customer area before heading to the appropriate store rooms). The most annoying thing is our current auditor is a decent guy and I know it's the head bods at Audit that have told him he needs to "DO IT NAOW!", especially as the other week he told me we probably had 8/9 weeks to help bring the food stocks back in line. Good idea fairy strikes again.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I'll echo Shmook. I've lost good people to suicide and it hurts so much. I've also been there myself, several times. Fortunately I came round and occasionally still have those thoughts but more fleeting as opposed to actually going through the motions. I couldn't do that to my family. If you ever need to talk you are welcome to inbox me and I'll get back to you ASAP. I'm not a professional but I'm happy to just shoot the breeze.
  14. Tw1tch

    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Or when the person racks a slide/pump after entering a room, genius.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Good ideas. Love a bit of galaxy myself. Also I heard back from the local SAR unit about next intake which I have a date for in March and my Manager said I can have it off (amazing especially as I'm away on leave the next week). Here's to prepping myself by losing as much weight as possible (min requirements are 5 mile "hike" in 2 hours but I think that includes some activities). Obviously they're going to pick the most suitable candidates so should do everything I can.
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