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    heads up Canada geese

    Aye, seen them there a few mornings on the way to work. Not been on there for a long time, deffo would be coming in from Wrotham Park lake, I've had a couple off there in the past but motivation isn't high due to them tasting like cardboard
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      What's Your Favourite Guitar Solo?

      Are you having a separate senior conversation or are you talking about the same thread?
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      What's Your Favourite Guitar Solo?

      I know i'll **** a few off here, but I've not known many people outplay Issac Not my music at all, as you've indicated, but the raw talent with the instrument seems to easily transcend that for me. If it's impossible I want to see someone doing it
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      What's Your Favourite Guitar Solo?

      I thought I'd put one in that followed the wanky pretext What that is more to do with is availability of quality live video's on ewutoob of the man doing great things, perhaps a bad choice of links for a talented man... I think the point is that there are numerous talented individuals who've done great things, ignoring being able to prove it with ewutoob Except Nuno Bettencourt, who's a total **** faced nobend and has done nothing to make it any better
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      What's Your Favourite Guitar Solo?

      A man in the know, well, at least someone who agrees with me largely" I've a special place in my heart for echos, I can't really go into why but it was life changing
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      What's Your Favourite Guitar Solo?

      Jimmy Page, stairway to heaven Hendrix, All Along the Watchtower, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCwCBh0z3Hs Kirk Hammet, One, Master of Puppets, The thing that shouldn't be, Battery etc, but check http://www.metacafe.com/watch/yt-hrKaWqmAt...rk_hammet_solo/ Slash gets a mention for Nightrain, Paradise city and others, but he's basically a session musician with no writing credits so a performer not an artist Doesn't get better than that
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      What's Your Favourite Guitar Solo?

      I've not lost any ability to offend or provoke reaction in my lay-off then Joining in, I'd say you'd be hard pressed to beat one of the all time greats, Sir David Gilmour performing comfortably numb by the Floyd, as in
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      What's Your Favourite Guitar Solo?

      Depends on the criteria for "best" There are plenty of really long rambly "guitar *******" type solos, and there are really well thought out and tight "fit the tune" type solo's. It would be too easy to get carried away with the "hendrix did a 3hr solo, setting himself and the rest of the band on fire whist drinking snake ****" type solo's with didn't really do a lot for the songs that spawned them. For pure aesthetics, feeling and originality I'd have to say Clapton, Layla.
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      Another work/ employment question

      Indeed, statutory entitlement is now largely 28 days for someone working "full time". Most will be less than 28 days but not include bank holidays which are assumed as not being worked...
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      Another work/ employment question

      http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Emp...ays/DG_10034711 " If your employer wants you to take holiday Your employer can decide when some or all of your holidays must be taken. For instance, they may require you to take some of your holiday to cover the bank holidays, or may require the whole company to take holiday during a Christmas shutdown. This may be in your contract of employment, or it may be normal practice built up over time. An employer has to give the same amount of notice as you do. "
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      What do you make of this little fellow

      At that range? You'd have it away with one of those corks out of a gat
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      What do you make of this little fellow

      I say we contract him to bring them close in and POW, lets the reds have a chance
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      Another work/ employment question

      I'm an employee too, I see both sides equally. I only say from experience. If I want to and I can stand up to questioning I can make people take holiday when I want, it's not easy and its not something I like doing, but I have to sometimes. Most often it comes up around xmas, ignore the statutory thing, just about everyone wants to take xmas week off. I run an engineering function, they can't all be off so someone ends up being forced to NOT take the holiday they want. Take that to the extreme and you can all but force people to take time off when YOU want. Here's that word again, "reasonable". Employers have to consider all reasonable requests - to justify choosing when people take holiday the whole business would have to be in it and be willing to stand up to an employment tribunal - if they line up properly it CAN happen. I wouldn't want to work for a business where that happened, however I do hear from a lot of people who get bullied and end up agreeing to something because they think they have to, once you agree (unless you are prepared to take it to tribunal) you pretty much have to live with it.
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      Another work/ employment question

      All holidays, depending on contract, are at "management discretion" Whilst unpalatable and possibly annoying, it all comes down to the definition of "reasonable". If management think they can present a case which supports their view, ie "forced" holidays", then they can probably get away with it. As Gully says, the precedent has been set many times by factories "encouraging" people to take time off during factory fortnight. Any holiday request I consider takes into account the needs of the business, if I think I can manage without the resource, I'll approve it. In practice no manager wants to have to deny holiday, but if he's clever you'll probably have to fall into line, or fall foul of the definition of "reasonable". If the only time management are willing to consider "reasonable" and also "meets the needs of the business" is a time you don't like, its all about the definition of "reasonable" again. What a lot of people don't realise is what statutory rights to time off they may have, to see a doctor, to deal with sick or dependent relatives etc. More often than not the savvy employee can get what they want, without having to knock on the front door
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