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The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread XXVI

Old 20th Aug 2015, 09:27
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Blacksheep the same thought had occurred to me. I'm not technically-minded enough to know how we'd do it, though.

I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival tomorrow of some much-loved friends from Blighty. Slightly unfortunately this coincides with Back to School day on Monday - planning-wise, this is something of a headache.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 10:28
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Wouldn't be 1m, winnings is taxed 'ere.
He'd have to win as a UK res before becoming an expat to avoid the tax, Wodrick

What;s with this weather? We seem to have wot guessers have said will be here tomorrow!

Back from supplies run dripping, it's so humid. Change of clothes needed.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 10:59
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Happy happies, [email protected]! Hope it's a wonderful day for you full of good things.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 11:26
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My suggestion produced a private nastigram from PPRuNe Towers so I've decided to shove off permanently.Our FSL tony knows where to find me if necessary. It's been fun for more than 20 years but it's just not the same anymore. Captain Snailtrails must be rotating in his grave...
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 11:32
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Sorry indeed to hear that, Blackie ... Is your decision final?
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 12:41
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I can very much sympathise with Blacksheep having entertained similar thoughts myself on many occasions recently, especially with the multiple bannings that have ripped the soul out of JB imo.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 12:41
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I'm very sorry to hear that Blacksheep.
I hope you don't go permanently but I can certainly sympathise with your viewpoint as I have had similar thoughts myself.Exascot was pretty insulting in his reply to the moderator and I can understand his banning but what I can't understand is the extremely heavyhanded way that any mention of the man is immediately removed from the thread. That's not what moderating is about.
Any mention of Slasher doesn't get similar treatment.

Ibbie.... see your PMs
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 12:48
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Oh dear! they's all jumping ship or getting hoyed over the side.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 13:05
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It's gone downhill since Danny sold up. There were a few spin-offs, as advocated above, but most of them have died off as well
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 13:22
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There were a few spin-offs
Yes there were Lonand I helped run one of them. Stuart Nutt set it up. I don't know if it still exists or is dormant.

Stuart is another who appears to have vanished from these walls. I shall try to make contact for old times sake.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 13:30
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Happy Birthday Nigel!!

Sorry to hear that Blacksheep I am also rather troubled by what is going on. Will there be a book burning in the town square next?
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 13:45
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Blacksheep, please don't go. It would be such a shame to lose yet another quality contributor.

There won't be much wit and wisdom left on the good ship Trabb if we carry on like this.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 13:52
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Agreed octo, don't go Blackie, sit and have a think.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 14:03
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Looks like banter is not loved by the huggy fluffy brigade. Shame really. At this rate won't be able to make fun of Ibby's team.

Thank you for all your Birthday wishes.

Now in my 7th bonus year. Everyday is a blessing to still be here. Just wish I had the means and resources to retire and enjoy it more. Looks as if I will just have to slog on until the good Lord clocks me off. But Hey enjoying the fact that I still party!

In the same vein as the other day but this time from the '20's and '30's of normal life.
Particularly like the advert on the side of the shop saying " Safety blades sharpened". 1 shilling a doz. Would make a packet today with the price of blades as they are.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-pictures.html
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 14:32
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JB in itself probably gets sufficient viewing to satisfy the site's advertisers but Trabb, on it's own, probably doesn't rate as a 'puller' and if it died in it's entirety tomorrow the owners of the board could hardly care less. Sad but true.


Trabb survives well within the bosom of JB but as an independent 'Derby & Joan' site I wouldn't give it more than five minutes. If people throw their teddies and leave it will surely die.


Continued taunts, or even mild suggestions, to the Mods about Exascot are not going to help, we know from his posts here that Exascot has quite strong views about being moderated and we know nothing of any behind the scenes messages and responses. What we do know is that unsubtle attempts to circumvent any banning, however short, are unlikely to succeed and only contribute to a negative outcome. Has Exascot been permanently banned from PPRuNe? I doubt it, we don't even know one side of the story completely, let alone both.


May I suggest that all hands maintain their on board station and ride this one out?
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 15:11
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May I suggest that all hands maintain their on board station

A better option would be a total boycott of the forum, but that won't happen.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 16:09
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Semi nautical subject...

A retired RAF officer's plan to float his remote controlled model boat on the village pond has been vetoed by the parish council because it might terrify the ducks.

Nevile Cooper, 82, said the pond near his cottage at Urchfont, Wiltshire, would be just the place to sail the 4ft-long scale model of a Vosper Thornycroft fire boat.

He spent months building it throughout the winter and dreamed of twiddling the remote to sail it across the water.

But council chiefs got in a flap when he contacted them to ask permission to use the pond, claiming that it was "not suitable for this type of use". He has spent two months trying to persuade them that no harm will be done.

"The council has this woman called Mrs Bancroft, who is called the duck lady, who has made an objection on behalf of the ducks.
"It's just madness."
Council in a flap over RAF veteran's plans to sail remote-controlled boat on a pond - Telegraph
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 16:56
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A better option would be a total boycott of the forum, but that won't happen.
No, I don't think that would be a better option, vulcanised ... it could then simply be closed down. There are quite a few people who think Jet Blast and its inhabitants don't really belong here and if we all boycotted it then it might cease to exist and never be brought back. I think just riding out any difficulties is the way to go.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 17:47
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As it's Thursday, purchased a guest beer from Iceland to drink in mi casa tonight. Today's is a very acceptable Greene King Strong Suffolk Vintage Ale 6%
It is a blend of their BPA and Old 5X and aged in oak for two years.

Have they been messing with brewing recipes at Youngs, as the Special I had of theirs, last week was not what I remember,very poor taste?

Also, have now switched to Nordic tonic with mi gin,again tastes better. Shall have a couple of large ones after eating.

Gammon, egg and fried new potatoes ( left over from my lamb extravaganza of two nights ago) tonight.

Might as well make the most of it, as my respite time ends in a tad over 24 hours.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 18:01
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Senior Management has acquired a tablet to replace the netbook that virtually ground to a halt when upgraded to Windows 7. Luckily, first impressions are that she is significantly happier with this than with the smart phone that lasted all of a week before being rejected for a less complex model that had proper buttons on it not miniature keyboards.

I have been tasked with getting all bookmarks, email settings, etc., off the old netbook and on to the new tablet. That's my weekend taken care of, then.

Actually, I'm quite impressed with it - it's a Hudl2 and seems quite a nice piece of kit.

GG
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