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  1. EWS

    TV companies suck

    I have heard completly different. Although I am not a BSG watcher, I have been told by those who are that the ending is a completly and utter load of tosh. On the other hand, this weeks Lost was awesome.
  2. That's where they ate the babies isn't it?
  3. What was this.... Landsraad?
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    TV companies suck

    Oh dear God I love Lost and I am so peeved I am going to miss the end of the season.
  5. At the moment I am in Leidschiendam just outside Den Haag doing training. I will not be living here permanently, just for the training. Although my office is here in Holland I will mainly be working off shore.
  6. So then, pretty much everyone on here knows that I have recently started a full time job after graduating from University. The job is in an industry that is involved heavily in something that is pretty much booming and both simultaneously pissing people off and keeping people happy - that is, the Oil Industry. I'm working for a company called FUGRO a Dutch company with offices all over the world. There is no point in me going into great detail about the company, it isn't really very interesting for the majority of everyone, and if you want to know, then all the information is on their site. Put it this way, they are big. Really fucking big, and pretty much the company in their particular industry. So what am I going to be employed as? Basically I am a Hydrographic Surveyor (Wikipedia Link although my official title is just Surveyor. I will doing a few things - positioning of undersea platforms, pipeline inspection, pipe laying, rig moves to name but a few. It is gonna be ace. But enough about that, what have I been doing? Well last week, after a day's induction I headed off for my medical (passed) and my innoculations. After that, I was sent to a place called Europoort just outside Rotterdam, and is an industrial area the size of a city. I believe there are over 9000 ports in this particular area. The reason why I was there was due to a 3 day offshore survival course - including Fire Fighting, Helicopter Evacuation and Water Survival Training. The great thing about this place (Falck Nutec) was that they were all absolutly nuts, and that they all just wanted us to have fun and encouraged us to take pictures and videos as much as possible, which helped a hell of a lot. The first day of the training was the survival training. This involved us getting kitted up in survival suits, donning a life vest and jumping into a swimming pool with a simulated swell of 2m, heavy wins, and simulated rain. We were then given instructions on what to do. Swimming using the least conservative energy possible, creating safety circles and huddles, and climbing into survival craft. Unfortunatly, I do not have any pictures of me actually doing any of this (as I was in the water at the time) nor videos, but there are pictures of another group doing something similar. These pictures are taking in the small dock where the centre is, not in the pool. Survival Circle A crocodile. The purpose of this is so the group stays together and conserves as much energy as possible. That was the end of day one. After that, headed back to the hotel (Hotel De Beer) where out of one window I had a very busy water passage with barges. And the other side was a busy motorway and a very busy freight train line. But that was fine, seeing as the hotel and all my food was paid for :D. Oh, while I remember, from Schipol Airport in Amsterdam to Hotel De Beer was a
  7. So I graduate tomorrow - I really am becoming an old timer. Then I start my job on the 20th - off destroying the world I am afraid. I'm making the big bucks whilst doing it though! Haha
  8. And I am still pissed that I wasn't invited. Grrr. Anyway, second bottle of beer in tonight during the football. Might end up finishing a 6 pack of Carslberg, we shall see. I have my graduation at 11am tomorrow, and I have to be up at 7am, so beer probably shouldn't be drunk!
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    Wheres Nuclear Man??
  10. I am currently wasted. Damn, too much wine. HARRHARRHR Yes, that night with DK was awesome - was amazing. He promisd ot buy me 360, he liedd. ARRR I AM A PIRATE
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    I'm guessing there is no chance of getting that topic back?
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    As a golden oldie, I DEMAND that the thread be re-instated in all it's glory.
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    If you saw the absolute kicking we gave the guy you would know.
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    Phenomenal work by me :D
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    That was the one. I wonder if he ever got his books published.
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