- Feb 4, 2008
Very funny hobbyman.hobbyman II said:I have discovered a revolutionary payment system I thought you might like to hear about, all you need are four bits of paper
one is called "a cheque"
one is called "notepaper"
one is called "an envelope"
one is called "a stamp"
how it works...
you write the sum you want to pay and your name on the "cheque"
you write a short letter on the "notepaper" requesting what you want and giving the address you would like the item sent too
you place the "cheque" and the "notepaper" inside the "envelope" and seal it
you write Craigs trading address on the "envelope"
you then attach the "stamp" to the upper right corner of the "envelope"
thats phase one done....
now for the difficult bit, you need to find either something called a "postbox" or a "post office" (either will do).
in the UK the "postbox" can normally be found lurking at the side of a road somewhere, it will be made of heavy cast metal and painted post office red, if you can find one of these you will notice a narrow slot on the front, you are almost at your journeys end, place the "envelope" containing the "cheque" and the "notepaper" with the "stamp" attached into the slot and push it inside, if it doesn`t fall inside when you release it you can poke it further in with your hand until it does, then just go home and wait for results.
to find a "post office" you will normally need to be in the centre of at least a small town, it will normally be placed near the park or market place, if you take the "envelope" containing the "cheque" and the "notepaper" with the "stamp" attached into the post office and present it at the counter they will send it to Craig for you (although you will find several "postboxes" attached to this building that you could place the "envelope" containing the "cheque" and the "notepaper" with the "stamp" attached inside, but they are not normally as easy to recognise as the roadside "postboxes")
I have used this system MANY times, and the huge advantage over electronic cash transactions are readily apparent.
1...its very simple
2...its considerably faster than bouncing/canceled/refunded debit cards
3...it ALWAYS works
4...you get to go outside...yes the framerates lousy...the skybox uses weird textures and the NPCs keep getting in the way like some early FPS AI is controling em, but it can be interesting (some of the NPCs are female and cute )
I'd go to a post office more often if the cute women there didn't all have "flavor savers"(mustaches).
As for the Pandora, it appears the team will really start manufacturing the consumer-end Pandoras mid-February, and 400 of the first production will be kept for testing, which makes the starting ship date to be near end of february if a best optimistic guess was made given what's been alluded to. This would make the first batch the second batch. Hope i'm right.
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